Only God can judge with eternal perspective

I read a cartoon this past week. In the cartoon, there were two men in business suits. One man was pointing to another and was saying” “Here let me help you get that speck out of your eye.” The man pointing to the man with the speck in his eye had a three foot log […]

Family mourns loss of toddler

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Courtesy photo Thomas Lee Prieto’s grandmother said he was active and outgoing and loved to play with his brother, 5-year-old Charles, and sister, 1-year-old Esperanza. By Chelle Delaney: Freedom New Mexico Thomas Lee Prieto had a favorite blanket, a favorite cartoon character — SpongeBob SquarePants — and an outgoing personality. “He was like Linus with […]

Christianity has stood the test of time

Freedom New Mexico If not for the teachings of tolerance, peace and love, a recent cartoon would have Christians rioting in the streets. They’d kill, threaten, and burn buildings to the ground. When Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a cartoon in 2005 depicting the Prophet Muhammed with a bomb in his turban, parts of the Islamic […]

Not all cartoons are suitable for children

By Clyde Davis: Local Columnist I’ve always been, and still am, a strong believer that the key to censorship lies in your rights, my rights, as a parent, to turn off the TV set, radio or other offending instrument. I have recently, however, become more aware of some of the challenges facing us. I guess […]

Jan. 26, 1937

Firefighters were called to 405 Sheldon to extinguish a small blaze originating in an awning. No damage was reported. … Residents were being cited for failure to have brake- and light-test certificates on their vehicle windshields. … Local residents had donated $227.50 through the Curry County Red Cross to aid flood victims in Ohio. … […]

Crazy world leaves little room for satire

By Leonard Pitts Jr.: Syndicated columnist Satire is my favorite form of humor. In the hands of its most deft practitioners, it makes the ridiculous so plain, the idiotic so obvious, that you cannot help but laugh. Take “All in the Family” as a sterling example. Literal-minded folks may have taken umbrage at Archie Bunker’s […]

Dubble Bubble takes top gum honors

By Jim Lee: Local Columnist On Sunday mornings I like to kick back in my recliner and look at the Portales News-Tribune as I revel in having the day off work (when I actually do have the day off) and try to dream up some devious technique of postponing doing things around the house and […]

Sometimes God breaks in and surprises us

By Curtis K. Shelburne It’s not the kind of cartoon that makes you fall down and roll in laughter, but the cartoon I saw recently did make me stop, think and whisper a heartfelt, “Amen!” I don’t remember all the specifics and I can’t put my hands on the cartoon itself right now, but as […]

Cartoon proves Holocaust is not a joke

Leonard Pitts, columnist What is it with student journalists lately? First you had the white kid at Oregon State who wrote a column calling black people immoral. Then you had the one at the University of Massachusetts who opined that Pat Tillman, the former NFL player killed in Afghanistan, “got what was coming to him.” […]