Writer makes wrong assumption about Israel racism
Mr. Stevens accuses Israel of being a ‘racist’ country (“Why attack Iran and consider Israel an ally?,” Oct. 12 Viewpoints). It would be of some interest to know how he accounts for the fact that there are Israeli Arabs but no Palestinian Jews.
Thanks to Grace In Action
I would like to say how much I appreciate the volunteers at Grace In Action. They are the nicest people.
Thank you very much.
Norma Jean Mitchell,
Volunteers needed to help promote GOP vote in Florida
Thank you Parker County! We have volunteers campaigning all over Texas plus volunteers campaigning for Romney/Ryan in Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin and Florida. If you want to help with the campaign to take back the White House, there is a place for you!
The Allen West for Congress Campaign has chartered a bus to go to Florida that leaves from Weatherford on Oct. 31, returning on Nov. 7. Housing will be provided by the West Campaign. Volunteers that would like to go to Florida to campaign for Congressman Allen West, United States Senate candidate Connie Mack, and the Romney/Ryan team will be welcomed in Florida to block walk, make calls, help at headquarters and turn out the Republican vote. If you are interested in being a part of the team that helps win in Florida, call Parker County Republican Chair Zan Prince at 817-594-5029 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org Let’s fill up the bus and win Florida! Let’s be a part of the solution to retire President Obama!
Parker County Republican Party Chairwoman
Commissioners should think about taxpayers, not just votes
As a voter and a taxpayer of Precinct 3, I think [Commissioner John] Roth should go to this conference (“Bickering commissioners deny Roth reimbursement,” Sept. 30 Weatherford Democrat). Also, the paper should have printed the cost of the trip just to show how much they were bickering about and how petty it was.
Now they said just one clean up day per year that it costs too much — they just approved a $47 million budget. I bet there is some pork in that baby.
If they want to talk about real money, let’s talk about going to a unit road system. This precinct system is outdated. I would like the paper to print a list of equipment in each precinct just to show the duplication there is.
The biggest drawback that a commissioner has is they worry about the vote, not the taxpayer.
A good example — when the sheriff wanted to privatize the jail he did not worry about the vote, he was thinking of the taxpayer. It went through like grease through a goose, like someone said that they were swatting gnats and alligators eating their legs off.
Voters need to watch polls for suppression
Again, voters voting in Parker County’s 44 precincts need to be aware of the Tea Party movement called “True the Vote,” which could be in your voting precinct location during early voting Oct. 22 through Nov. 2 and also on Election Day, Nov. 6.
This organization is planning on challenging votes cast by the elderly, the disabled and people of color in order to suppress the vote against President Obama. Although federal law has suspended the requirement of a photo ID in many states any verbal attempt to stop or challenge minorities’ votes is possible by this extreme right wing of the Republican party.
It is very important that Democrats all over Parker County volunteer as poll watchers at voting locations throughout this county. Calling the voting administration office and possibly the police department if voter suppression is observed against any vulnerable minority voter is needed.
Although the federal Justice Department has been called requesting observation by federal inspectors here, the public is greatly needed to spot suspicious manipulation of electronic voting, especially the insertion of semi-cards into the central tabulators at each polling place and moving voting machines in transport to each polling place from the Courthouse Annex on Santa Fe Drive in Weatherford, then returning them at the end of Election Day on Nov. 6.
The main reason for taking these precautions is that not one Democratic office has been elected in Parker County since the arrival of the electronic voting machines in 2005 and the arrival of the voting registrar employed there.
Writer makes wrong assumption about Israel racism
CNHI EDITORIAL: Seizure of AP phone records an insult to independent press
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
NOW HEAR THIS: ‘What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate’
This famous quote addressing communication failure is a classic line from the 1967 movie “Cool Hand Luke,” starring Paul Newman. Strother Martin, who played the role of the warden in a southern prison, would use this phrase every time he gave Luke a good whack with his baton. The concept resonated so well with moviegoers that it was voted No. 11 of the 100 all-time favorite movie quotes according to the American Film Institute.
Letters to the Editor – May 19, 2013
Do you remember the “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” sign that the personnel on the USS Abraham Lincoln displayed to greet President Bush when he went out to greet them?
Guest opinion: Campaign with honor
All politics is local and personal! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer, filled with relationship building experiences and times of relaxation. As you do all the things that re-charge us for the next round at work and involvement in community and political activities, let’s reflect on the 2013 local elections for a moment.
TISCIONE: Woe for calling evil good
You don’t often see “woe” used in an article. It’s a word that has fallen out of usage in our day. But it’s a word that ought to be understood and taken seriously.
Letters to the Editor – May 17, 2013
As mercury pollution threatens our waterways and carbon pollution-fueled climate change worsens extreme weather, we need someone in Washington who knows how to get things done.
Letters to the Editor – May 15, 2013
I just wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to the slobs, idiots and inconsiderate people who continually decorate the beautiful Texas landscape with their trash. I guess it’s really a form of art with beer bottles and cans, boxes, plastic drink containers, food packaging and just about anything else you can think of. It just doesn’t appeal to me. Thank you.
NOW HEAR THIS: Not by the hairs of my chinny chin chin
I had never really considered this possibility, but every one of the Three Little Pigs was almost certainly a guy. I know that assumption is not particularly popular from an equal opportunity standpoint, but the fact is fairly certain. How do I know? They all three had hair on their chinny chin chins.
ESTES: Securing a bright future for Texas
Texas businesses have created more than 500,000 jobs since November 2011. Our economy is growing nearly 50 percent faster than the rest of the country and our cost of living remains low.
TISCIONE: ‘It’s not about me’
“It is good to give thanks to the LORD, to sing praises to your name, O Most High; to declare your steadfast love in the morning and your faithfulness by night.”
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