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One man's opinion

One man’s opinion

Now I’m not going to quote from the Bible, or the Internet and try to sound as intelligent as some of these writers. I’ll just give you my opinion.

Let’s look at TV ads again. Are you old enough to remember when they advertised those awful things called cigarettes? Thank God the do-gooders got them banned. Now lets see what we’ve accomplished. First we probably saved the tobacco companies 60 to 70 million dollars a year in advertising. And now what do they have to take up the slack? Just nice stuff, like hard liquor, condoms, Cialis, Viagra, KY jelly, etc. And now hospitals can advertise. Hey, if I feel bad enough to go to the hospital, I’m going to the closest one, TV or not. Also TV is flooded with attorneys with one thing in mind: sue! Or if you’re a deadbeat, they just tell you to file bankruptcy and you’re debt-free. Or if you’re just plain lazy, they will get you a SS Disability retirement even if you haven’t paid anything into it.

And you have to admit, the sickest ads on TV are the quit smoking ones. If I had young kids at home, I wouldn’t want them seeing them. Yep, we’ve come a long way baby. But don’t get me wrong, I don’t condone smoking, we all know it’s not good for you. But it is easy to quit; I’ve done it hundreds of times. Chief cause of lung cancer is breathing.

What do you expect in a country where the illegals are living in houses, and the citizens are living in cardboard boxes. OK, gotta go now, its 5 o’clock somewhere.

Happy New Year.

America Bless God.

Jim Falconer Sr.


Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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