When progressives make claims of systemic racism, education ranks near the top. Access to and quality of what one receives in schools is usually the focus. The claim is that schools are unequally staffed and supported based on race and poverty. More affluent areas are better funded and staff…

As a Gen Xer, I often sit in the stands, so to speak, head volleying back and forth between The Olders and The Youngers. Sometimes, it’s entertaining. Most of the time, it’s frustrating. 

The lead story of the May 16 South Boston Gazette-Virginian was a man shot to death. Same newspaper, next edition, lead story a man killed by intentionally being run over with a vehicle. Second lead story, conviction of another murderer. Looking east and west we know the situation is as bad …

In previous weeks, I warned you that the policy of the administrations in Richmond and Washington would result in inflation. To the surprise of many, it has come quickly and with vengeance.

Don’t play into the hands of those who would take over our country! Look at the places that seem to never be able to better the lives of the people in their country. Look at the reasons why. Foremost is the infighting of groups trying to take total control (power) of the country by force. Their ideas, they think, are the best and only way to think. There’s no ability for the people in that country to make up their own minds about programs or events.

At first glance it is understandable to think that the future is uncertain — untold and preventable suffering and death and crisis on all hands.  Caught up in the savage principle of competition, or the law of the jungle, and the great heresy of divisiveness the current political and economic system allows a small and fortunate minority of people to live far in excess of their needs, all the while leaving millions to die of preventable hunger and disease and many more bereft of medical care, housing and education.

Already home to the sprawling 1,300-acre Virginia International Raceway, the Brandon Group Home and now possibly a mixed use development. If it gets approval, it will be the first mixed use development in the Halifax County, South Boston area. 


So, I heard on Fox News that President Biden may be banning meat to combat global warming. Then I remembered that Colorado Democrat Governor Jared Polis had issued a similar proclamation last month.


The April 25 Oscar for best documentary went to Netflix’s trailblazing documentary My Octopus Teacher. The documentary chronicles a complex relationship between a man and the world’s most bizarre animal – an octopus. It further testifies to our highly conflicted relationship with non-human animals and the natural world.


I sure miss the good old days of the fake Trump-Russia Collusion. Those were good times. But now we have riots from coast to coast with burning and looting in the name of equality. We have a man in our highest office who is a cognitively impaired empty suit who has no idea of what’s going on in this great nation. He’s under constant medical supervision. So when they take him out of his basement, he can make his short incoherent speech then go back to the basement. He is not running the show.

“The Myth of American History” claims that the righteous North went to war against the evil South to free the slaves, and that Confederate war memorials are monuments to treason, slavery and racism and must be torn down. This myth has become “the lie agreed upon” by all, to make the conveniently dead Confederacy the scapegoat for our sins. But as Thomas Carlyle said, all lies are cursed and damned from the beginning. Only the truth will make us free. 


With Earth Day on April 22, we have reduced our carbon footprint by curtailing travel and our thermostat. We recycle. But we can do so much more by cutting our consumption of animal meat and milk products. Yes, that. 


During the last year we have been fed a line of flip/flop misinformation on the COVID-19 virus by a federal employee by the name Fauci.

In 1798 Thomas Malthus theorized that populations would grow faster than the supply of food so population had to be controlled to maintain a “sustainable level.” This fear of overpopulation continues through today and is known as The Malthusian Theory of Population.

Ruff is a state senator representing parts of Halifax County. Contact him at Sen.Ruff@verizon.net, 434-374-5129 or P.O. Box 332, Clarksville, VA 23927.

I have been a Christian for 47 years and most of these years I have known there is coming a time on this earth called the Tribulation period. This is a time described in the scriptures of great affliction – “such as was not from the beginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.” (See Mark 13:19, King James Bible)

Don’t be so quick to kick Gov. Cuomo to the curb because the allegations he’s facing, the same things the former president was and still is accused of, yet he remained in power four years. 

Each time I start to write my article I first must decide what the topic will be. I knew it had to be one that would catch the attention of my readers’ eyes. It also had to be one that would appeal to their interest.

Throughout the years there have been many books written about positive thinking by various authors. 


I have expressed my concerns about the Wilson Memorial dumpster site to the Halifax County Board of Supervisors at one of their meetings and in emails to the members, but it has fallen on deaf ears. Not one of the board members has responded to me.

There has been two mass shootings in less than two weeks time killing approximately 20 innocent people. We need common sense gun control here in the United States of America. 


The other week I was lucky enough to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine thanks to Sentara and the health department so I thought I’d share my experience.

A popular adage advises, “Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” Mangled comic versions go something like this: “Never put off till tomorrow what may be put off until the day after tomorrow.”

Does anyone think it’s odd that Larry Clark completely ignores the main topic in my report of the highly irregular 308,000-vote insertion in just one northern Virginia county? Following the orthodoxy of the Democrat Party he spews the spin of a fair election. More than half of the nation believes otherwise.


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