News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 17, 2013

RONN MOTT: SAY WHAT?

Ronn Mott
Special to the Tribune-Star

---- — A freshman senator with less than a year’s service in the Senate becomes the ideological leader of the Tea Party Republicans in the House of Representatives. SAY WHAT?

Conflicting reports on the weather say we may be heading for a deep freeze rather than a warmer climate. But there are some weather scientists who say “hogwash,” it’s going to get much warmer. SAY WHAT?

A preacher tells me he gets all his news from Rush Limbaugh and maybe a little bit of Fox News TV. SAY WHAT?

People coming to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival for the food … SAY WHAT!

Indiana House legislators and its leadership giving Glenda Ritz, the elected superintendent of public instruction, a rough time. Is this what our schools need? SAY WHAT?

St. Louis Cardinals at the beginning of the season are decimated with injuries and guess who is in the playoffs and doing well. SAY WHAT?

Halloween peaking around the corner … then it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. SAY WHAT?

The President telling the Tea Partiers he won’t negotiate on certain things, and then he doesn’t. SAY WHAT?

The countries that have money in our government because it has been so stable are now saying … SAY WHAT?

Miley Cyrus on Saturday Night Live kept her clothes on … SAY WHAT?

Great crowd at Collett Park’s Old Fashioned Days. SAY WHAT?

Coaching must mean something … Kansas City Chiefs are, at this writing, undefeated. SAY WHAT?

This writer is done with this little tirade of whimsical looks at news and such. SO WHAT?



Ronn Mott, a longtime radio personality in Terre Haute, writes commentaries for the Tribune-Star. His pieces are published online Tuesday and Thursday on Tribstar.com, and in the print and online editions on Saturday.