Commentary

Thu
14
Sep

2 Cents Worth

By Carol Greenway- Holland

Grab you a glass of tea and set with me awhile and visit, the dishes can wait, the floor can wait to be mopped, and all that other chores we have to do this Monday Morning. To all of you that have asked yes I will be visiting with you every Monday just like I do when I’m in Aspermont, but I will be sending it from Kentucky, or Virginia or somewhere in between so you will have some new things to learn about Joe’s world. I call it the Land of the Giants, it’s Giant trees, and all of Joe”s folks are tall like him. I laughed at him Thursday night at Rose Park there was a man as tall as Joe and he was so glad to see someone as tall as he is.

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Thu
14
Sep

FOR THOSE WANTING TO ERASE AMERICAN HISTORY

By Scotty Daniel

If you take down every statue in America, slavery and the Civil War will still have happened.

If you have minimum wage skills now, tearing down statues will not change that.

If you’re up to your eyeballs in college loan debt, taking down statues will not pay your debt for you.

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Thu
07
Sep

Flood-related suffering, relief efforts grow in Harvey’s wake

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Emergency relief operations expanded and intensified last week as floodwaters caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey-generated rains inundated and overwhelmed Harris County and dozens of other stricken counties.

While damage estimates continue to increase, at least 45,000 people have moved to public shelters, more than 100,000 homes have been destroyed and the death toll is rising.

On Aug. 25, President Donald Trump declared a major disaster exists in Texas. He ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in affected areas. Assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

Thu
07
Sep

Fight on the water bed

by Brian Williams

Family disturbance. The call that most cops dread. You never know what you're getting into until you're in it up to your neck. Because of family violence statutes enacted in Texas in the 80's, if there is an observable indication of violence done, the guilty party must be taken to jail. No formal complaint is required of the victim. Quite often arrests are accomplished only after fighting the abuser, the spouse who'd been beaten, listening to the screaming children who, since it doesn't pay to be mad at Daddy, transfer their rage and fear to the police, and getting bitten by Fido on the way out the door.

Thu
31
Aug

Another liberal columnist

By Boyd Spence Cates

I am continually amused by Columnist Linda Chavez, author of “An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an Ex-Liberal.” My amusement is mostly due to her constant liberal points of view. She presents all the same arguments we hear repeatedly from liberals, with a recent column dedicated to immigration. She begins by accurately calling it “illegal immigration” but digresses into the mainstream media argument that republicans are anti-immigration. Absolutely, not true. Ms Chavez, there are two things you need to understand about conservatives’ beliefs concerning illegal immigration. First, it is “ILLEGAL”. The law was broken and no matter how many times you break the law, one shouldn’t simply be pardoned because it has become a habit. Repeat offenders are usually subject to harsher sentences. If you want to be legal, go through the process. If you have established yourself as a good person, then the vetting process should be simple.

Thu
31
Aug

PREJUDICE IN THE MILITARY

by Scotty Daniel

What makes people think the Military is an equal opportunity employer? Very far from it! The Military uses prejudice regularly and consistently to deny citizens from joining for being too old or too young, for being too fat or too skinny, too tall or too short.

Citizens are denied Military service for having flat feet, or for missing or having additional fingers. Poor eyesight will disqualify you, as well as bad teeth. Malnourished? Drug addiction? Bad back? Criminal history? Low IQ? Anxiety? Phobias? Hearing damage? Hear voices in your head? Self-identify as a Unicorn?

Need a special access ramp for your wheelchair? Can’t run the required course in the required time. Afraid of height or confined spaces? Can’t do the required number of pushups? Making-up your own bed beneath your dignity?

Thu
24
Aug

2 Cents Worth

Carol Greenway- Holland

Good morning to all my friends in newspaper land, what a joy all of you are to me, I’m so glad you are enjoying the column and the paper that Jeff and Patricia are working so hard to keep going, and thank you for all the good things you are saying about the paper and my column. Like I told you all along this is your column and especially just for you.

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Thu
24
Aug

HORATIO AT AMERICA’S BRIDGE

By Scotty Daniel

Many years ago, when school children were actually taught history instead of being indoctrinated with Politically Correct trash, most all of them knew the story about “Horatio at the Bridge.”

Horatio was a soldier in the fledgling Roman Army in 508 BC when his small weak city-state rebelled against rule by the Etruscans. His nickname was “Codes,” meaning one-eyed as he had lost an eye in a previous battle. A huge Etruscan army attacked, slaughtering the Roman army, the remnants of which fled across the narrow Pons Sublicius bridge over the Tiber River and through the gates to the city.

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Thu
17
Aug

2 Cents Worth

By Carol Greenway-Holland

GJoe and I are lonesome Joe and Jan left for Angel Fire New Mexico in their new home It sure is pretty, 4 big slide outs, a nice kitchen, queen size bed and the bedroom is large, but I told Joe after I spent the afternoon with her, I don’t think I could live in one all the time like they are going do, we will just do like we did last year, rent us a motel room at shark Reef Resort, and let them keep it clean wash, and all that stuff us women do every day. Jan has to just keep house like she does all the time so not much fun for her. I’m afraid that closed up feeling would really bother me or I would have to have one with big windows and I mean big windows!!!!! Joe went to look at his farm we had rain out there, we had rain here in town but never know about the farm.

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Thu
17
Aug

WALMART for CONGRESS

By Scotty Daniel

Americans spend $36,000,000. at Wal- Mart, every hour of every day. This works out to be $20,928. profit every minute.

Wal-Mart will sell more from 1 January to St. Patrick’s Day (17 March) than Target sells all year.

Wal-Mart is larger than Home Depot+ Kroger+Target+ Sears+ Costco + K-Mart combined.

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