Austin Rhodes

Austin Rhodes


Hollywood Freedoms Secured by Conservative Soldiers

Hollywood Freedoms Secured by Conservative Soldiers

God bless Meryl Streep. When I first heard how totally devastated she was because she believed Donald Trump w as mocking a disabled man, it was all I could do not to laugh out loud at her “snowflakery.” Then it occurred to me. If such “mocking” has such a devastating effect on her, can you […]

Celebrating 50 Golden Years on Inspiration

Celebrating 50 Golden Years on Inspiration

Just as I am sitting down to transfer this week’s column into pixels, the bulletin hit my laptop like a blaster hitting a womp rat: “Carrie Fisher… Dead at 60.” Just damn. It may be time for me to find that life-sized cutout of Princess Leia in her slave girl outfit I have stashed in […]

NBC Did More Damage Than the Russians

NBC Did More Damage Than the Russians

It was personal information that was devastating, and there is no doubt that it was true. It exposed hideous and highly immoral behavior and unspeakable language that was never intended for the public at large to ever read or hear. It was private communication between individuals who never intended their ruminations, observations or pithy comments […]

The Ghost of Christmas Past

The Ghost of Christmas Past

I cannot account for many of the Christmas Eves in the life of Bobby Brewer, but I can tell you where he was for about a half dozen of them about 35 years ago: The Rhodes Family Christmas Eve Parties at 1206 Oakdale Road, Augusta, Georgia. From 1966 through 1994 those parties were an annual […]

Bring the Paine to Local Criminals!

Bring the Paine to Local Criminals!

Oh, I like this lady. I like her a lot. Natalie Spires Paine. Augusta area native. Lakeside High School graduate. Wife. Mom. Assistant District Attorney. Five feet, eight inches of “prosecutorial badass” (those exact words from one of my law enforcement buddies). Thirty-three-years-old, and pound for pound probably one of the most aggressive and gifted […]

Trump Driving the Left Nuts, and We Love It!

Trump Driving the Left Nuts, and We Love It!

The election of Donald Trump is the gift that keeps on giving! Just when I think he can’t top the things he has already publicly said and done to confound pundits, career bureaucrats and the media elite, I’ll be damned if he doesn’t step right up and knock another one over the fence. He is […]

Let Conservatives Fix Obamacare. It Worked for Gas Prices!

Let Conservatives Fix Obamacare. It Worked for Gas Prices!

It was just a few years ago when America’s gasoline prices were through the roof, with little hope for the trend to reverse in the foreseeable future. In the summer of 2008, gas prices reached the highest mark in our country’s history, with prices averaging at $4.11 a gallon. That was one of many reasons […]

Chronicle Finally Boots the “Internet Klan”

Chronicle Finally Boots the “Internet Klan”

I don’t know how long ago I first uttered the phrase, but it has been one of my professional mantras since the first time I stumbled across a computer-based “bulletin board” populated by “know-it-alls” spewing venom and bile, consequence-free, mind you, under all kinds of phony names and monikers: “Internet anonymity is the ‘klan hood’ […]

If You Dump Trump, You Gotta Crush Clinton

If You Dump Trump, You Gotta Crush Clinton

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame would be a lonely place if they excluded the artists who had taken advantage of the free and easy sex thrown their way by female groupies. I was going to say Joan Jett may be the only recent inductee left in place, but I just looked it up […]

Trump Plays by Their Rules, Still Gets Blasted

Trump Plays by Their Rules, Still Gets Blasted

Before any one single person can offer one single word of attack regarding Donald Trump’s reported federal income tax status, they should be required to prove they have paid their legal tax requirements, and then taken it upon themselves to pay the IRS more than the established rules say they owe. I am not a […]