Robert Hester, Founder of BladenOnline.com
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Thoughts While Shaving“The debate over the budget continues in D.C. The debt ceiling was raised 74 times from March 2011, including 18 times under Ronald Reagan, eight times under Bill Clinton, and seven times under George W. Bush. In practice, the debt ceiling has never been reduced, even though the public debt itself may have been reduced.”

Republicans and Democrats continue the debate … A default on debt would not be good.

From Wikipedia … “The debt ceiling had been increased multiple times since the 2013 debt ceiling standoff, all without budgetary preconditions attached.”

For more info google 2023 United States debt-ceiling crisis … probably more than you care to know…

ACC baseball tournament continues at Durham Athletic Park … New champ will be crowned Sunday if all goes as planned. Wake Forest is the top ranked team in the ACC, and, in fact, in the nation with a 45-9 record … Last night, the Clemson Tigers defeated Virginia Tech 24-5 for their 13th win in a row. Some of the action on the ACC website…

Remember your graduation? How long ago? I am Bladenboro Bulldog, class of ’56 … A long time ago … My bride is a Clarkton grad … 2 sons Elizabethtown or East Bladen grads…

Enjoyed meeting with a group of young adults on an educational tour of the county recently … Apparently a joint effort associated with the Elizabethtown-White Lake Chamber of Commerce … Another group of future Bladen County leaders … Impressive group … The group, a dozen or more, represented numerous areas of the county…

One year ago yesterday … Jim and Sue Schultz of Elizabethtown were killed in an auto accident in Virginia … Plans are underway to set up some type of an endowment fund to support the memory of the pair for years to come … They had 3 sons, all were very athletically involved in Bladen County high school sports … Google Golf Tournament to Benefit Jim & Sue Schultz Foundation … for more info…

Today’s forecast … Partly sunny with a high near 78 … windy, gusts as high as 18 mph. Mostly cloudy tonight with a low around 54 … and more wind. Friday, a 30% chance of showers, mainly after 2 p.m. … Mostly cloudy with a high near 71 with gusts in the 20 mph range. A 70% chance of rain Saturday, 60% Saturday night and 60% chance Sunday … And a 40% chance of rain Monday (Memorial Day). Plan accordingly.

“Don’t you hate it when someone answers their own question”

“It takes a lot of balls to golf the way I do.”

“My wife just found out I replaced our bed with a trampoline. She hit the ceiling”

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