Breath of fresh air
To the Editor: Oh, what a breath of fresh air was at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night. Governors and senators, one after another, told how, when they took office in their states, which were millions of dollars in debt, exactly what amount the debt was, and now each one has a surplus now, that was all done without raising taxes.
Governor Christie from New Jersey, stated they were in deep debt when he took office. He cut the wasteful spending and they now also have a surplus without raising taxes a penny.
In fact all the Republican states have cleared out the debt, and the Democrat states are still in debt. That ought to tell us something.
When Ann Romney spoke, she warmed hearts of everyone, after having breast cancer, she also has MS. She was refreshing, radiant, and proud of her five sons, grandchildren, and her husband, Mitt Romney.
He would make a great president of our U.S.A. He is a great businessman, husband, father, and I believe he will not only turn around this wasteful spending, but get our country back on course. Also, return our patriotism to this wonderful land of ours, just because it's the right thing to do. He does not brag about himself, or go around saying “I” did this or that, he quietly just does the right thing.
Barbara A. Whitfield
Breath of fresh air
Dumb people in the news
In the news this week was an on-line press release from the Department of Environmental Protection for the state of Pennsylvania that they’ve lost a nuclear device off the back of a truck somewhere between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The Troxler Model 3430 is a radioactive gauge that takes measurements in the ground. The press release from the DEP states that anyone finding the box should not “tamper” with it.
Editorial: Seizure of AP phone records 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.
This amounts to spying on an American news organization — common practice in dictatorships but scary conduct in a democratic system that prizes the public value of an independent watchdog press.
Flying the “Delta Connector”
I had an unfortunate fall earlier this week and wrecked my back to the point where I cannot spend much time sitting up at my desk to write. Therefore, I am recycling a piece I wrote many years ago about our first trip from Corsicana back to Denver.
It's my job
A couple of weeks ago, some chowderheads released a study saying that the worst job in America is that of newspaper reporters because of the low pay, long, odd hours and stress.
Number two on the list was lumberjack, which makes sense because trees kill.
Message from the Mayor: Safety first
The tragic incident that recently occurred in West serves as a stark reminder that disasters can occur at any time or place.
Angels among us
The winds have dispersed the mushroom cloud that hovered over the small town of West. The dust has settled. The President of the United States, the Governor of Texas and other dignitaries have come to join in the memorial for those who lost their lives.
Missing the fun
Sad to say, in the 11 years The Little Woman (don’t call me that!) and I lived in Navarro County, we never attended the annual Derrick Days festivities. We followed all the events in the Daily Sun, but we never schlepped into town to “walk amongst em.” I guess, if I were to be honest with myself, I am the reason we never went.
Need a job? Leave the cat at home
The USA Today has printed an article this past week of advice to newly minted college graduates on how to get a job which basically boiled down to “don’t be stupid.”
This is excellent advice for any situation, but particularly that crucial job interview.
Plenty to do
I don’t wanna hear anyone griping about “there’s not anything to do around here.”
In fact, there’s SO much to do around here, I’m not sure how anyone can get to it all!
Letters to the Editor 5/4/13
To the Editor: Education, in my opinion, is the key to solving the problems we face in today’s world. We owe it to every child in Corsicana to provide him/her with the tools to reach their fullest potential.
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