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    But He Sure Can Socialize

    Would you feel good about sending your kid to this school? One of the 10 teens arrested during a fight at Smithfield-Selma High School last week is a convicted felon who attended the school despite his criminal record. Roger Watson, 18, is well known by Smithfield police officers. Police…
    Locker Room contributor, December 23, 2004
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    Re: Christmas

    Enjoyed another secular aspect of the holidays last night: Laugh-out-loud funny.
    Locker Room contributor, December 23, 2004
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    Wading into the Christmas music fray

    My favorite Christmas carol is also “O Holy Night.” The words are absolutely beautiful. I especially love the poetry of A thrill of hope,A weary world rejoicesFor yonder breaksA new and glorious morn! It’s the soaring music that I love most. And this love has a personal…
    Locker Room contributor, December 22, 2004
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    Re: Christmas Songs

    Like I said, Drew, I realize that much of the secular celebration doesn’t take away from the true Christmas focus for others, much of just does for me. And my kids enjoy much more of that stuff than I do, and I let them, because I don’t want to ruin…
    Locker Room contributor, December 22, 2004
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    In Defense of Mockery As Criticism

    The gang that brought us such ideas as “conservative money is tainted” and “nobody at UNC-Chapel Hill wants a Western Civilization program” is also behind the idea that mockery isn’t incisive criticism. Aristotle, Juvenal, H.L. Mencken, F.H. Buckley and I say otherwise.
    Locker Room contributor, December 22, 2004
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    Johnny

    Agreed on Johnny Cash’s “What Child Is This?” The perfect singer for the song. Re: the enjoyment of all things Christmas, Drew, my favorite Christmas album is Johnny Mathis’. One side was sacred, one side secular, and both sides were played liberally by my conservative parents. None of the secular…
    Locker Room contributor, December 22, 2004
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    Re: Reason for the Season

    Of course it’s amazing. It’s Johnny Cash. I get choked up listening to “One Piece At A Time.”…
    Locker Room contributor, December 22, 2004
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    Re: Reason for the Season

    Paul, if you want a blow-me-away religious Christmas song, I highly reccommend Johnny Cash’s rendition of “What Child Is This?” It’s amazing. And what’s more it includes all the words. The second stanza is the one most often left out: Why lies He in such mean estate, Where…
    Locker Room contributor, December 22, 2004