Notes scribbled on the back of a Friz Freling for President (of Merrie Melodies) button . . .
Regardless of whether you are for Joe Biden or a’gin him, how is his comment on Parkland survivors being viewed as just another one of his gaffes?
Don’t know about you, but when Mr. and Mrs. Timmons raised their boy on a gravel road just west of State Road 19, they were pretty adamant about stories that don’t have a shred of truth to them being called, let’s see, what was the word? Oh yeah! Lies.
It wasn’t a gaffe. No chance at remembering wrong. If I told a story with the level of details that Biden included, my posterior was in, shall we say, a world of hurt.
To review (Biden, not me), the former veep was speaking at a meeting on gun control. He was talking about the Parkland shooting and when the survivors came to Washington, D.C. He said, and I quote: “I met with them and then they went off up to the hill when I was vice president . . .”
He went on to describe reporters being there and on and on.
Only problem, as you have surely heard on other media by now, the tragedy in Parkland happened on Valentine’s Day in 2018. Biden and former President Barack Obama left office 13 months prior to that.
Maybe he meant the Sandy Hook survivors – because he did meet with them when he was the VP? Maybe he really did mean the Parkland survivors? He actually did meet with them, just not during his time in office?
Is he senile? Dishonest? Who knows? All I do know is that if I tried that nonsense a half a century or so ago it wouldn’t have gotten a very good reception at Mr. and Mrs. Timmons’ house.
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FOR THOSE who keep saying that incoming mayor Chris Jensen is going to be a continuation of John Ditslear, I believe you’re in for a surprise.
Thing about it. Jensen is about half Ditslear’s age, Don’t know about you, but I’m in my 60s and my kids who are in their 30s don’t think much like I do. At all.
John is in his mid to late 70s. Nothing wrong with that, but I doubt Jensen will approach issues and opportunities the same way a seventy-something-year-old would.
Time will tell, but I like what I see with this young man.
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WONDER WHAT the country would be like if everyone who ran for political office limited their ranting and raving to their own thoughts, goals and plans? What would it be like if they quit ripping the other guy or gal?
When did it become OK to trash others?
I miss the old days. Anyone recall Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson or Nixon getting low down and personal with their opponents?
The bigger question is, why do we keep electing those who do?
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A COUPLE OF months ago The Times made one of the biggest moves in its 115 year history by going digital. I just wanted to say thank you to the thousands who are subscribing to our Online Edition.
Not everyone was thrilled. Heck, I still would much rather hold a printed newspaper. But most of you have been more than kind. I’ve spoken with several who said that you weren’t crazy about the new Online Edition, but that you understand.
It’s much appreciated!
In an age where newspapers are folding and the entire industry is being rattled to its core, it’s more than a little comforting to know that a newspaper that has served Noblesville since 1904 is still growing.
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NOTES SCRIBBLED where? Sometimes known as I. Freling, Friz was an animator for Warner Brothers who either created or helped develop some of their biggest stars – Bugs Bunny, Tweety, Sylvester, Porky Pig, Speedy Gonzales and Yosemite Sam . . . none of whom would be allowed to exist in today’s politically correct world. I can just imagine “The Squad” if they saw Speedy Gonzales. They might say some words that would make Yosemite Sam blush – although he’d certainly be labeled as a white nationalist terrorist.

Tim Timmons is the chief executive officer of Sagamore News Media, the company that owns The Noblesville Times. He is a proud Noblesville High School graduate and can be contacted at