Your foxhole in the spiritual battle against the forces of evil, it’s Monday Mail.
No one needs to remind you that you have only so much time left to go beat someone up over a wide-screen TV at the big-box sale.
But don’t forget the other reason for the season: the solstice, the longest night of the year. After that, the days begin to lengthen, as if the sun is reborn.
Never miss a local story.
That’s what led to pagan celebrations such as Saturnalia, the reason for which Christians later substituted the birth of Jesus.
Autumn 2017 will end at 11:28 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 21.
Speaking of changing times, here’s an email about a column on cell phones’ automatically shifting to Central Time when you drive to Phenix City, even though Phenix City is so on Eastern Time that its voter polls run on it. This apparently comes from Janice Turner:
Yeah, I too had the problem of time changing when I came home to Fort Mitchell from Columbus. However, I quickly learned how to set the clock on my phone to Eastern Time so it wouldn’t change. Wise up people!
I don’t think my old flip-phone does that. I’m not buying a new cell phone just to tell time. I like having one that’s not worth stealing.
Moore to come
Speaking of Alabama, here’s an email from its Republican U.S. Senate candidate, Roy Moore, who’ll be on the ballot with Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday, when polls in Phenix City will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST, and others will be open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CST, which will be the same hours:
The Obama-Clinton Machine’s liberal media lapdogs just launched the most vicious and nasty round of attacks against me I’ve EVER faced.
I won’t get into the details of their filthy and sleazy attacks. I refuse to repeat their lies.
We are in the midst of a spiritual battle with those who want to silence our message. The forces of evil will lie, cheat, steal. … Their goal is to frustrate and slow down our campaign’s progress to help the Obama-Clinton Machine silence our conservative message.
That’s why I must be able to count on the help of God-fearing conservatives like you to stand with me at this critical moment. I believe you and I have a duty to stand up and fight back against the forces of evil waging an all-out war on our conservative values.
So will you take a stand by chipping in a donation to let me know you’ve got my back in our all-out war against the Obama-Clinton Machine?
Friend, sometimes I grow tired and weary from the strain of moving directly from slugging it out with the GOP establishment to fighting off the powerful Obama-Clinton Machine’s constant stream of nasty and vicious attacks. … I refuse to stand down. I’m planning to slug it out with the Obama-Clinton Machine with everything I’ve got. …
But Friend, it would mean the world to me to know you’re standing with me in my corner. … Will you make an emergency contribution of $35 or more to my campaign’s Victory Fund immediately to let me know you’ve got my back? Even a donation of $25, $15, $10 or $5 would make a huge difference.
The Obama-Clinton Machine just launched the most vicious and dirty attack I’ve faced in my 15 years on the front lines. I need you in my corner. …
Friend, I’m no more prophetic than the next guy on the front lines fighting the forces of evil, but I’ll be in slack-jawed shock if you need $35, $25, $15, $10 or $5 to defeat the Obama-Clinton Machine in Alabama.
So, good luck with the Republican establishment and liberal-media lapdogs in Washington.