Second Amendment response
To the Editor: Regarding “so much for the 2nd Amendment” in the Feb. 2, 2013 Daily Sun, I strongly support the Second Amendment and every other right I served my country to defend. Whether you exercise your rights or not is on you. These rights were given to us by an extraordinary group of people 234 years ago when everyone had a gun to protect, defend and help feed their families. These individuals knew the rights of this nation and its citizens had to be protected against corruption both outside and within this country. My family came to this country as Quakers with William Penn to exercise their right to worship God freely and build our great nation to the land of the free and home of the brave.
I do not own a semi-automatic weapon. However, have many brothers (who have the right to keep and bear such arms) who I support. Why don’t you check your history and ask the Japanese why they didn’t invade the United States during World War II? They said they knew most Americans were armed and would fight to defend our country.
A country unarmed is at the mercy of outside and inside invaders. Look at Mexico — you can not own guns there. Who runs their country? Drug lords and dealers, gangs and as recently shown a corrupt legal system who held an American hunter (active duty Marine) chained to his bed for weeks, even though he had all the proper paperwork required for his hunt and rifle. He couldn’t even stand up when he was finally released. More people are killed there in a few weeks than are here in a year.
Just remember — when guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. That won’t work in this great country of ours. You better believe I will stand and defend our Second Amendment Rights. As a former Marine I took an oath to protect this country and our rights against ALL enemies, both foreign and domestic and as long as I have breath in my body I will. So much for your two deer 40 years ago —
Former Sgt. of Marines,
A Warehouse fan
To the Editor: Once again the Warehouse Theater has produced a hit, and I am joy-filled!
This letter writer does not watch television, looks at Broadway musicals and classical music clips only rarely on You Tube. Live, wholesome entertainment — with traces of mischief — ignite my enthusiasm such that I have seen “The Marvelous Wonderettes” twice and plan to see it again.
Many people are due credit for the creation of a life form, in this case the first show of the Warehouse' 42nd season. After having attended opening night, I wrote a seven-page letter directly to the Warehouse crew, cast, and all volunteers involved with this production and the entire upcoming season.
So many laughs due to character nuances that genious Director Sandra McClure Mahood is consistently recognized for helping her charges develop.
So many rich musical moments in 33 songs of the 50s and 60s! The memorization of all those lyrics from actors who have other things to do! The memorization of a variety of choreography. Thanks to the choreographer, music director, technical director.
Oh, I wish I had the time to name every one. But it's time to move on to my next wonderful activity in Corsicana, with musical comedy shows at the Warehouse fueling my Nursing Home and Catholic Church music ministries.
Thank you, Warehouse!
Second Amendment response
I am so cynical
Cynical: “...believing that people are motivated in all their actions only by selfishness; denying the sincerity of people’s motives and actions, or the value of living...sarcastic, sneering, etc...pessimistic implies an attitude, often habitual, of expecting the worst to happen...”
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!
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