About: Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong, the famous astronaut, died on Aug. 25, 2012, at age 82. This man, along with his co-pilot Buzz Aldrin, is a real American hero. I, along with millions of people worldwide, watched the first moon landing. The quiet calmness of Armstrong’s voice, his spacecraft running out of fuel as he searched for a suitable landing area, was just amazing. This feat enabled the U.S. to win the race with Russia to put a man on the moon. The date was July 20, 1969. A little later, in his spacesuit, Neil climbed down from the landing craft, and as he stepped onto the surface of the moon he spoke those famous words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” I think a statue should be commissioned depicting that event because it is still man’s greatest exploration ever in manned spaced flight. We should all salute these three great men who fearlessly flew into the unknown and came home heroes to the entire world. What do you think?
About: Fairness Fort Worth
I saw the article titled “Fairness Fort Worth” by Marty Sabata in the Aug. 26 Star-Telegram. I thought what is this, so I read the piece. I learned that Fairness Fort Worth is an “advocacy group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender members of the community.” Perhaps you, like me, had no knowledge of this group. Attorney Jon Nelson has been elected president of the group. These people should not be mistreated or denied their civil rights, but I still condemn their way of life. What do you think?
The Associated Press article in the Star-Telegram of Aug. 27 says in the headline “Doctors tout benefit of circumcision.” At the end of the article, which was a discussion about why medical insurance should pay for circumcision, it says “the procedure costs between $200 and $600.” Wow! My four boys were all circumcised and the total cost was $40. The cost would and should be higher now, but I can understand why medical insurance companies do not pay for it. What do you think?
About: Border fences
Border fences remind me of that old song “Don’t fence me in.” Building border fences reminds me of the Great Wall of China and the Berlin Wall separating Berlin in two parts — east and west. Both walls require constant surveillance and that means costly manpower will be needed. I believe a modern fence with all the bells and whistles is much too costly for its limited benefits. Less costly methods should be developed by immigration officials. What do you think?
About: Church and state
This topic is very confrontational. I cannot fathom the many different interpretations that I read about. So few words to write big, thick books about! The forces of evil are working diligently to eliminate religious freedom of we the people, which is guaranteed in our great Constitution. We now have legal firms such as the Alliance for Freedom fighting the many unwarranted lawsuits filed by the ACLU all the way to the Supreme Court and winning more than 70 percent of the cases. My personal interpretation, though not a legal one, is that it very simply means that no government entity, whether local, state or federal shall establish a state religion for our citizens. What do you think?
About: Neil Armstrong
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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