• Saying that wearing a mask during a pandemic is living in fear is like saying wearing oven mitts means you are afraid of the oven.

• I am not saying my son-in-law is a slob, but he dresses so bad that Walmart won’t let him in.

• True to form, the four nights of the radical, right-wing Republican Convention followed a very predictable schedule: Night 1, Trumpers investigated; Night 2, Trumpers arrested; Night 3, Trumpers convicted; Night 4, Trumpers pardoned. Trump and his cronies are worse for the United States citizenry than any pandemic could possibly be.

• Donald Trump is asking you to give him four more years to fix what he has screwed up in the last four years.

• Donald Trump has no plans for anything other than to make himself and his family richer.

• The GOP went from Lincoln, who always told the truth, to Nixon, who never told the truth, to Trump, who can’t handle the truth.

• When Trump goes to jail for all his criminal activity, as a former president will the Secret Service have to accompany him in jail?

• I heard a song on the radio the other day by a female singer who kept saying, “Do you know the way to San Jose?” Apparently she has never heard of GPS.

• I hope that all area churches will refrain from holding fall festivals this year. A “fall festival” is the same as a Halloween party. Good Christians should not be celebrating the devil’s favorite holiday.

• We need to create a bubble for our Griffin Bears football players. If one of them tests positive for COVID-19, it could endanger the entire season. We can’t let that happen.

• Somebody needs to seriously fix the traffic light at 19/41 and Highway 92. When you are turning left in either direction, the light only holds long enough for three to sometimes four cars to get out. Almost every single day I see someone run that light after it has turned red. It is very dangerous and it needs to be changed.

• How any person in our armed forces could vote for “lyin’ don-jon” is beyond me. He has called servicemen losers and stupid, he’s defamed Gold Star families, he’s called John McCain a loser, he bailed on a visit to the veteran cemetery in France and he dodged the draft. In addition, he’s been caught in over 20,000 lies since taking office. Why?

• You may call it “peaceful protest” or “racial unrest.” I call it burning, looting, hurting and murdering. And the Democratic cities where it is occurring should be shamed and brought to account for not stopping it.

• “Black Lives Matter” is of itself a racial statement. Have you ever wondered about who the real racists are?

• My husband died of COVID-19. Every time I see people without a mask (and there are many in Griffin), I wonder which one of them gave the virus to my husband. Customers in Kroger need to be commended almost all of them wear a mask. Thank you.