• 66°

Mack Williams column: Games of chance

By Mack Williams
For the Salisbury Post

The signs are everywhere. No, not those pertaining to the Second Coming, the apocalypse (religious or zombie-wise), but to the November election.

There, I’ve only just barely touched upon two things (religion and politics) which should never be gone into great detail (lest the tempers of differing ends of the spectrum flare); and come to think of it, one should probably never go into great detail on zombies either.

So now, on to just signs.

For many months or so, the most prevalent yard signs I’ve seen are the ones stating “Thank You Jesus!” Those are fine signs, and, of course, at my church and many others, it is a part of the liturgy to state: “It is always proper to give both thanks and praise!”

The city council of the city in which I live (north of the N.C./Virginia state line) is hellben…, um, intent upon bringing a Caesar’s Casino to town, so for the last several weeks I’ve seen yard signs in support of that.

Usually, I only see one such sign in the yard of a gambl…, um, casino supporter. But there is one house in the city which sports two of those casino-supportive signs in its yard. Either the individual or family residing there feels doubly down on their luck.

The signs of the candidates for local, state and national office, containing their promises for the electorate have also appeared. The Caesar’s sign is tucked among them, since the city can vote on that too.  But I hope no one gets confused and thinks that Caesar himself is running, for his running days came and went some time ago.

I’ve noticed the “Vote for Caesar’s Casino” sign also states it will generate jobs, tourism and entertainment. A lot of the politicians’ signs also mention jobs and tourism, but they leave out entertainment, although they often provide plenty of that for the public, plus public consternation also.

Oh well, it’s all a game of chance, anyway.

About Post Lifestyles

Visit us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SalPostLifestyle/ and Twitter @postlifestlyes for more content

email author More by Post



BlockWork returns for 10th year of beautification


Big Chili Cook Off changes format, sells 250 tickets


Kiwanis Club names five recipients of Centennial Awards


Rowan County bridge dedicated to local police officer who made ultimate sacrifice


Camp Barnhardt to host drive-in movie, trick-or-treat


Dental deserts: Lack of adequate oral health care across North Carolina


Spicing things up: Mise En Place food truck finds success serving Indian fare


Church foundation distributes record amount of money


Biz Roundup: ‘Forward Rowan’ continues to draw support, raise money


School board set to vote on Faith, Enochville closures Monday


Local health officials worry pandemic will cause long-term effects for children’s health


Ordinance change needed to address night train noise in Salisbury


Election 2020: Heggins, Warren talk racial injustice, economy


Cunningham keeps low in NC Senate race marked by his affair


Two bodies found in home on Lincolnton Road


Man arrested in Kannapolis plotted to kill Biden, found with guns, explosive material, court documents state


Flagger clipped by vehicle, taken to hospital with minor injuries


County finishes week with five deaths, one of 36 to receive letter from state health officials


Salisbury Newsmedia reaches agreement to sell Innes Street building; Post to remain tenant


Blotter: Teens attempt to break into Gerry Wood Auto Group


Man faces arson charges for Kannapolis camper fire


New tenant hopes to lease former K&W Cafeteria building


Trump, Biden go after each other on coronavirus, taxes


County adds three more COVID-19 deaths to total