A Little Good News

Who was that woman who recorded that song with the lyrics, “We sure could use a little good news today”? Oh yeah, her name is Anne Murray, her song, “A Little Good News.”

Folks, I am so tired of writing about Obama's daily horrific attacks on our nation. I thought, I need a break. Like the song says, I sure could use a little good news.

Sissy, a miniature schnauzer ran away from home, traveling 16 blocks to visit Nancy its owner in the hospital for cancer treatments. Sissy had never been to that hospital.

James Robertson, 57, has been walking 21 miles to work for ten years since his car died. Social media caught wind of Robertson's story and decided to raise $5000 to buy him a used car. They raised 300 grand. A Detroit dealership gave Robertson a new car. Robertson was showered with so much love because sadly his old school work ethic is rarely found today.

Most of the time, I am on the road with the Conservative Campaign Committee working to elect conservatives around the country. I took the rare occasion of being home in Florida to visit Pastor Mike McPherson's Wednesday night Bible study. Rather than his regular Bible study, it was Wednesday with "The Waltons" night. The congregation watched an episode of the old TV series (1971-1981), The Waltons and discussed it afterwards. Wow, talk about innocent television. And yet, I left there feeling really good.

My wife Mary said she was flipping through the channels looking for something to watch and everything was G D this and G D that. She stumbled upon a black and white movie starring Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor and a woman named Bennett (Joan). The movie was (1950) Father of the Bride. Mary said the movie was beautiful and she really enjoyed it.

I told her about a similar experience. I'm a cop show guy, remote in hand, flipping through the channels during commercials. One evening, I stopped on an old black and white movie (1941), Here Comes Mr Jordan. I hate saying this because it makes me sound old. The movie was nice; a bit corny with no bad language; nominated for Best Picture. It roped me in.

That movie also made me think of my mom who passed away almost twenty years ago. I am the eldest of her and my dad's five kids. When my Baltimore City firefighter dad worked the night shift staying at the firehouse overnight, mom would let me stay up and watch the Late Show movie with her. Mom was a romantic. She probably loved, Here Comes Mr Jordan.

Watching that movie, I felt like I was spending an evening with my mom. Okay folks, I suspect you have probably had enough of my sappiness for now.

All I am saying is that I really needed to focus on a few feel good things. I encourage you to do the same. We sure could use a little good news today.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American

Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee

Who was that woman who recorded that song with the lyrics, “We sure could use a little good news today”? Oh yeah, her name is Anne Murray, her song, “A Little Good News.”

Folks, I am so tired of writing about Obama's daily horrific attacks on our nation. I thought, I need a break. Like the song says, I sure could use a little good news.

Sissy, a miniature schnauzer ran away from home, traveling 16 blocks to visit Nancy its owner in the hospital for cancer treatments. Sissy had never been to that hospital.

James Robertson, 57, has been walking 21 miles to work for ten years since his car died. Social media caught wind of Robertson's story and decided to raise $5000 to buy him a used car. They raised 300 grand. A Detroit dealership gave Robertson a new car. Robertson was showered with so much love because sadly his old school work ethic is rarely found today.

Most of the time, I am on the road with the Conservative Campaign Committee working to elect conservatives around the country. I took the rare occasion of being home in Florida to visit Pastor Mike McPherson's Wednesday night Bible study. Rather than his regular Bible study, it was Wednesday with "The Waltons" night. The congregation watched an episode of the old TV series (1971-1981), The Waltons and discussed it afterwards. Wow, talk about innocent television. And yet, I left there feeling really good.

My wife Mary said she was flipping through the channels looking for something to watch and everything was G D this and G D that. She stumbled upon a black and white movie starring Spencer Tracy, Elizabeth Taylor and a woman named Bennett (Joan). The movie was (1950) Father of the Bride. Mary said the movie was beautiful and she really enjoyed it.

I told her about a similar experience. I'm a cop show guy, remote in hand, flipping through the channels during commercials. One evening, I stopped on an old black and white movie (1941), Here Comes Mr Jordan. I hate saying this because it makes me sound old. The movie was nice; a bit corny with no bad language; nominated for Best Picture. It roped me in.

That movie also made me think of my mom who passed away almost twenty years ago. I am the eldest of her and my dad's five kids. When my Baltimore City firefighter dad worked the night shift staying at the firehouse overnight, mom would let me stay up and watch the Late Show movie with her. Mom was a romantic. She probably loved, Here Comes Mr Jordan.

Watching that movie, I felt like I was spending an evening with my mom. Okay folks, I suspect you have probably had enough of my sappiness for now.

All I am saying is that I really needed to focus on a few feel good things. I encourage you to do the same. We sure could use a little good news today.

Lloyd Marcus, The Unhyphenated American

Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee