Macon Telegraph Articles

Sunday, March 29, 2015 - 1:42pm

Dr. Bill Cummings is a successful executive CEO as well as a former Catholic priest, whose stint in the church over 50 years ago apparently left a scar, or rather a spiritual wound that refuses to heal. Following Dr Cummings' last column, Jim Sandefur of Lizella posted the following comment on the online version of The Telegraph:

The only good church is a burned-down church. Even a cursory look at crime data shows that the more churches per capita the higher the rate of...


Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 3:14pm

The powerful French Minister Cardinal Richelieu stated, “If one would give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest man, I would find something in them to have him hanged.” What Richelieu’s statement means is that the State can prosecute or blackmail and force anyone to do its bidding, once that person is targeted by the State for real, imagined, or fabricated offenses. The Founding Fathers understood privacy as the right to be left alone by government, and that is why they...


Monday, February 23, 2015 - 3:26pm

In a previous article, “European social democracies and gun control,” I wrote that many Americans are extremely naïve when it comes to trusting the government with their liberties. In fact, there is an interesting dichotomy because citizens mistrust the economic acumen of government and don't trust it with their wallets, but it is a different story with personal liberty!...


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 3:43pm

What’s wrong with this picture? I refer to the latest shooting, February 7, in which a 17-year-old man at a Monroeville Pennsylvania mall shot three people. The brief AP story was remarkably shallow and riddled with errors due to media bias. The story went on, "Pennsylvania native and ex-NFL quarterback Terrelle Pryor tweeted Saturday that he was at the mall, when the shooting occurred. 'Damn was just in Monroeville mall and just saw 2 ppl get shot. They are letting guns go in there."...


Friday, November 14, 2014 - 3:28pm

I want to thank both Douglas Harden and Dr. Bill Cummings for conducting such an informative and clarifying civil discussion on Catholic Church dogma and cannon law. I appreciate their sharing ecclesiastical knowledge as well as their civility. I'm sorry that this debate went over the heads of some frivolous "opiners," who dismissed it with atheistic contempt. It is an interesting but telling observation that keen observers will notice over and over: Why are atheists so preoccupied with God...


Friday, October 3, 2014 - 3:06pm

In the 1960 science fiction film classic, The Time Machine, based on H.G. Wells' 1895 novel similarly titled, the hero (played by Rod Taylor; photo, right) travels in a time machine to a distant future, which, at first sight, seems to be a utopia. But first appearances are deceiving,Rod Taylor in H.G. Well's The Time Machine and soon a disconcerting reality becomes evident. The...


Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 2:42pm

In his September 12 column, former mayor C. Jack Ellis remarks, "One might say Ferguson [MO] is a microcosm of Macon [GA] pre-2014, approximately 65 percent of the population is black with a poverty rate of approximately 25 percent. The unemployment rate of young black men hovers around 20 percent. And far too many of its citizens reside in public or subsidized housing." True, but whose fault is it? Opportunity is there for individual achievers; Asians, without “Asian-American” leaders,...


Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 2:50pm

Dear Editor:

Peaceful demonstrations, even riots, can be understood from the perspective of minorities immorally discriminated by the legal injustice of public segregation, as in the America of the 1950s and 1960s. Martin Luther King Jr. called for non-violent freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assembly, but using the excuse of a probably illegal and tragic shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014, and "longstanding racial tensions" to perpetrate violent riots,...


Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 4:14pm

Dear Editor,

It is not often that I publicly endorse candidates, but I must do so for Dr. Spencer Price, savaged in this paper, which usually sabotages the more conservative and endorses the more liberal candidates (no secret there)! Spencer was one of my brightest students in medical school at Mercer, excelling scholastically as well as expressing understanding and concern for sick fellow human beings — traits of a truly compassionate physician and human being. Since that time, he...


Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 12:50pm

There is a Cuban proverb: “Tell me who your friends are, and I will tell you who you are.”

For those who have not studied the issues and ramifications of convening a “Convention of States,” the Cuban refrain should ring bells of concern. The left has brought forth this issue numerous times. Most memorable was the effort by liberal economics professor Rexford Tugwell (1891-1979), a Franklin Delano Roosevelt “Brain Trust” member, American communist and internationalist known for pushing...




Fransini Giraldo is a Colombian girl who dances her own style of Salsa. In this video, she dances to the rhythm of Sonora Carruseles de Colombia, presumably in the Colombia countryside. Published July 16, 2013.