The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Kelly Kazek

Kelly Kazek
  • kazek, kelly.jpg Most of us have no choice about work

    I think our system has devolved to the point that all politicians, and by extension their families, are so wealthy they can’t truly have an understanding of the lives of ordinary people.

    April 15, 2012 1 Photo

  • I won! I won! I won! I won!

    I made a decision a long time ago that I do not wish to win mega-millions. Nope, I’ll earn mine the old fashioned way: One sweat-stained penny at a time. I should reach a million by the time I’m, say, 142.

    April 1, 2012

  • Kelly.jpg If you’re stupid and you know it, clap your hands

    And as the saying goes, “Ignorance of your own stupidity is probably a good thing,” or something like that.

    March 24, 2012 1 Photo

  • kazek, kelly.jpg Imagine bringing own toilet paper to work

    Humor writers rarely have the occasion to hear four sweeter words than “great toilet paper debacle,” but in the case of Trenton, N.J., a recent incident is more of a cause for sadness and reflection than ridicule and laughter.

    March 18, 2012 1 Photo

  • kazek, kelly.jpg Machines don't understand Southern accents

    ... they are either not programmed to understand the subtleties of the Southern accent, or they’re programmed to drive us to therapy.

    March 11, 2012 1 Photo

  • kazek, kelly.jpg I know it's a sign, but a sign of what?

    As many tornadoes as I’ve covered over the years, I’ve heard of and seen many odd and unexplainable things ... But on Friday I witnessed one of the strangest things I’ve seen in the aftermath of a twister.

    March 4, 2012 2 Photos

  • kazek, kelly.jpg Behind the scenes at Chili Challenge

    As a first-time judge, I wondered if there was bribery or coercion involved in choosing who got custody of the giant chili pepper trophy each year. I was hoping for a scoop.

    February 26, 2012 1 Photo

  • Face it, moms, ‘guvment’ knows best

    If the school lunch of fried chicken nuggets happens to be replacing the turkey sandwich, banana and fruit juice the student’s mother packed, well, we can only hope that mom has learned her lesson.

    February 19, 2012

  • kazek, kelly.jpg Broken fingernails can shatter dreams

    It’s always a sad day when I have to bring you news of broken hearts and shattered dreams.
    I’ll wait while you get a box of tissues

    February 12, 2012 1 Photo

  • kazek, kelly.jpg What are smart phones really planning?

    You may think I still use eight-track cassettes and BETA tapes, too, but, no, it’s only with phones that I draw the line. I have my reasons. Hear me out.

    January 29, 2012 1 Photo


A recent national telephone survey found 75 percent of respondents believe the sale and use of pot will eventually be legal nationwide. Do you think marijuana should be legal in Alabama?

No, but I don’t think pot smokers should go to jail
Yes, but only for medical use
Yes, but only for personal adult use
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