Commentary

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12
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Letter to the Editor - July 21, 2016

Mr Hurt,

 

   I read your commentary in the July 14 issue of the Fisher County Chronicle, and I have to say that you are part of the problem.  Racism would have quietly faded into the past, if it weren’t for race mongers that continuously search for anything that can be construed as racism.  A young black man is found hanging, and it must have been a racist act.  A White person is found dead and racism never crosses anyone’s mind.  A black person is poor because of discrimination.  A white person is poor, because they don’t have ambition. Do you not find it hypocritical, that there are all these advocates for the down trodden, like the one you quote, who claim to be for the less fortunate, when it is obvious they have their own fame and fortune in mind?  If it weren’t for something to call racism, they would have to get real jobs.

Fri
12
Aug

Editor's Column - July 14, 2016

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “I believe in human beings, and that all human beings should be respected as such, regardless of their color.”—Malcolm X

    With as much as I would like to avoid discussing the elephant in the room this week, I find it difficult not to be affected by the tensions sweeping across our nation. When a black man swings from a tree in Atlanta, and a sniper once again takes aim on strangers in Texas, it becomes difficult not to have feelings about the future.

   Last Thursday Atlanta Georgia was rocked when the body of a young black man was found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park. 22-year-old New Jersey resident Michael George Smith Jr.’s death was thoroughly investigated, first by local Atlanta police, then by the FBI. His death was ruled a suicide. 

Fri
08
Jul

Editor's Column - July 7, 2016

THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR: The Tang Dynasty, Francis Scott Key, the 1st Amendment, Betsy Ross, and the quillmanship of Thomas Jefferson.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  

“If you would not be forgotten 

As soon as you are dead and rotten, 

Either write things worthy reading, 

Or do things worth the writing.” 

— Benjamin Franklin 

 

The Fisher County 

Chronicle

 

    A slow news week leading up to the 4th of July weekend gave me several moments of reflection about our nation, about independence, patriotism, our community, and of course, history. 

Fri
08
Jul

Nomadic Newspapers travels to Kenya.

Back Row: l to r - Collins, Anita Neves, Issy (Isadora) Front Row: l to r - Dorcas, Shaniz, Zelphon, Samuel and Blessings
Collins & Issy are the Head Staff at Change a Life Learning Center in Nairobi Kenya

Wed
01
Jun

Dear Members of Congress

I have tried to live by the rules. I have served my country, paid my taxes, worked hard, volunteered and donated my fair share of money and time. Today, as I approach my 84th birthday, I am heart broken when I look at my country and government. I shall only point out of few things abysmally wrong which you can multiply by fold.

    American’s taxpayers are paying a hefty price for the well groomed appearances of the U.S. Senate’s members and staff. Since 1997 the Senate Hair Care Shop has consistently run deficits of about $340,000 annually.

   Only a few tight-lipped actuarial types know what the Senate dining room costs the taxpayers. 

   You only earn (?) $174,000 per year, so please, enjoy your haircut’s, hair-dos and meals on us.

Wed
06
Apr

Dear Editor: To the residents of Rotan, TX Fisher County and surrounding areas

Dear Editor:  

   To the residents of Rotan, TX Fisher County and surrounding areas

  

   On March 17, 2016 our Union the United Steelworkers International Union was voted out in Rotan, TX after it was first organized on February 17, 1940. After 76 years and one month of existing in Rotan the majority of the employees at National Gypsum Company voted and spoke that they no longer needed a Union. 

Wed
06
Apr

Editor's Column - April 7, 2016

THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR: Cat naps, new beginnings, hat racks, Obamacare, cheesecake, paper airplanes, advertisers, and my wife’s chocolate chip cookies. … I mean, seriously, best cookies ever.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”—George Orwell

 

Yesterday

Thu
31
Mar

Editor's Column - March 31, 2016

THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR: Generous people and roll top desks, electricity and the men and women who provide it, for the mysterious origins of the Red Velvet Cake, Post-it Note inventor, Author Fry, and in case I haven’t mentioned it in a while: coffee.

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:  “If my future were determined just by my performance in a standardized test, I wouldn’t be here. I guarantee you that.”—Michelle Obama

Standardize this

Thu
31
Mar

Stay at 17 inches

Those that are close to me know I absolutely love a good sports story. I’m addicted to watching sports movies and documentaries about sports. The philosophy that comes from some of the great coaches and athletes and theme of a lot of the best sports movies, books, and documentaries and the way I want to parent my children go hand in hand.  So, one day, while checking Facebook, I ran onto a post that was “Shared” by Rotan’s Primary Principal, Jody Helms, that caught my attention due to photograph of home plate.  After reading it, I knew two things: 1. This was going to be a great topic of discussion at our dinner table and 2. I needed to figure out how to get this in the next paper.

Thu
24
Mar

This World of Hurt - Communication Sandwiches

 I once wrote an article I called Chicktography. It was basically discussing the secret code women use to communicate, even though they have no idea they’re doing it. While I won’t go into the intricacies of the code—to which I am largely ignorant to anyway—I will tell you I have recently discovered an adaption of the code. Something new. Something that has probably been going on for generations, and only recently discovered. Like gravity, or even lightning. I am the Isaac Newton and Ben Franklin of female communication obscurities.  

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