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Tue
21
Nov
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FIGHTING

Some of my Leftist friends ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s 11lack of decorum.” They ask me if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Well, we have tried “dignity”, we have tried 11statesmanship11, we have tried “propriety” and we have tried 11collegiality” and the results were the same. While we have been playing by the rules the Left has been, for the last 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.

Tue
21
Nov
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FEMA briefs governor, vice president on hurricane recovery efforts

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Vice President Mike Pence on Nov. 15 received a briefing on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency Joint Field Office in the capital city.
Pence, in town for the Republican Governors Association conference, joined Abbott, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, Energy Secretary Rick Perry and state and local officials to discuss ways to improve federal and state coordination of resources. Abbott thanked Pence for “his commitment to the people of Texas” in the aftermath of the hurricane that struck the Texas coast in late August, bringing historically heavy rains, flooding and destructive winds.

Thu
16
Nov
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2 Cents Worth

By Carol Greenway- Holland

Thank goodness it has stopped raining in Kentucky, I told our friends in Texas I wish they had some of it, and if it started snow showers I was coming back to Texas Pony Express!!!! By the time you read this I will be back home in Aspermont, had a wonderful visit saw lots of pretty places, met some of the nicest folks, but this old Texas girl is ready to see a mesquite tree!!!!! Joe’s son and grandson got here Tuesday night and we have really enjoyed having them, and they have enjoyed hunting, They have helped Joe clean out the lane that goes to the back of the place so they can hunt the deer there.

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Thu
16
Nov
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JUST ONE MORE THING .........

By Scotty Daniel

If only 8 million people have ObamaCare, how will 24 million die if it is repealed?

If Donald Trump deleted all of his emails, wiped his server clean and destroyed all his phones with a hammer, would the Mainstream Media lose all interest in the story and declare him innocent?

If women do the same job for less money, why do companies hire men to do the same job for more money?

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Thu
09
Nov
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Papaw and the Fish

By Brian WIlliams

Funny how things seem to happen all in due time.

My last 6 months in the military were spent in upper Michigan. The area is known as the “Land of a Thousand Lakes.” It is famous for world class fishing waters for many different species.

We lived in a one room cabin in a fishing camp that was converted to rentals by the aging owners. I could’ve stepped out of the cabin’s front door and walked 4 steps to cast into the famed Au Sable river had I been interested in fishing at the time.

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Thu
09
Nov
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ORIGIN OF VETERANS DAY

By Scotty Daniel

World War 1- Known at the time as “The Great War”, officially ended when the “Treaty of Versailles” was signed on June 8, 1919 in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting had ceased seven months earlier when the Armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month or 11:00 AM, November 11th, 1918.

In November of 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words:

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Thu
02
Nov
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2 Cents Worth

By Carol Greenway- Holland

I’m not sitting on the front porch this morning and asking you to drink coffee with me, it’s cold outside. It was 38 this morning and, of course, this cold is different than our cold in west Texas. It’s a damp cold. Joe and I really had it over the weekend, we woke up Saturday morning to a cold house, the central air and heating was not working. He tried to get hold of the man that takes care of it, and since it was Saturday morning we had no luck.

So Joe said, “Okay Carol it’s too cold for us to stay here, we are going to Mayfield to the motel to spend the weekend. All of his kinfolks and friends wanted us to come stay with them, but Joe said, No, we’ll just go to the motel, and we did. I told Ann I think what he really wanted to do was watch the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday evening, and the World Series on Sunday night. He wouldn’t have got to if he’d spent the weekend with friends or relatives.

Thu
02
Nov
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The Holy Wars

By Brian WIlliams

If you play golf (or pasture pool as it is referred to locally) much at all, you’ve definitely heard (and probably witnessed) lots of humorous happenings. You’ve also most likely been embarrassed, humiliated and perhaps moved to profanity. If so, you may appreciate this recounting.

Years ago at our course in Knox City, the local Baptist preacher, John Gillespie was fond of an afternoon round of golf when he could find the time. He quite often played with one of his church deacons, Sammy B. White, both enjoying the cameraderie and the competition of the game. Another of our country club members was a Catholic parishioner named Matt Verhalen, a well respected local builder and farmer. To say that Matt enjoyed the competition of golf was like saying my wife loves chocolate. Both are understatements of epic proportion.

Thu
26
Oct
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2 Cents Worth

By Carol Greenway- Holland

Good morning to all my friends that read our Double Mountain Chronicle, I’m ready to see those wonderful Double Mountains, Joe and I have enjoyed being in Kentucky and seeing all the sights, but both of us are ready to come to West texas. I’m setting out on Joe’s front porch, I say I’m facing the south but he’s says the north, and looking at the beautiful trees, they are oranges, golden yellow, and red leaves, floating down on the ground. He wanted me to take a picture of them falling but can’t get it with my camera, you can see through the woods on our east side of the house, they have all fallen so much.

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Thu
26
Oct
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THE QUEEN IS RETIRING

By Scotty Daniel

September 30, 1968 was a “historical day11 in aviation history ... the B747 was rolled out of the Boeing factory in Everett, Washington for its first public viewing. Named the CITY OF EVERETT, it was painted white and emblazoned with the insignias of the 27 airlines that had already ordered the aircraft.

The airplane was impressive:

Wing Span ...... 196 ft.
Length ............. 234’ just 76’ shorter than a football field.

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