West: Is Paula Deen the worst American ever?
As practically everyone knows by now, multimillionaire TV chef Paula Deen was yanked from the pinnacle of free-market success after admitting to a lawyer taking a deposition in a racial and sexual harassment lawsuit (already Orwellian) that she had used what is referred to as “the N-word” some 25 years ago.
Independence Day 2013
July 4 is the day all Americans should say a prayer of thanks to the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence. This signing was the beginning of the struggle against the largest power in the world at that time, England. Our ancestors won the battle and in doing so enabled we Americans to have the greatest freedom ever had by men and women on this earth.
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Now Hear This
While I’m really not qualified to be referred to as “elderly,” I’m certainly no “spring chicken.” In thinking back over the sixty plus years that I can actually recall from a teenager or adult perspective, it is startling to note the changes I’ve seen in both our nation and Parker County.
David Shribman: As World War II veterans depart
One was the first black person elected to the Senate since Reconstruction. One was a groundbreaking voice for civil rights, another for the environment. One attached his name to a signature tax-cutting measure. One has his picture on the 50-cent piece, another on the $10,000 U.S. Savings Bond, and three are pictured on postage stamps. Eighteen ran for president, and three served in the White House.
THE IDLE AMERICAN: To Be or Not To Be?
When push came to shove during the Great Depression, the masses were unable to shove back. Instead, they relied on creativity to “make do.” Thanks to patterned sacks containing livestock feed--as well as kitchen flour--many wardrobes depended greatly on foot-powered Singer sewing machines. Mostly, women turned out the “make do” garments willingly worn by adults and children alike.
Rev. Lou Tiscione: Character: What is it and can it be seen?
Character is the word used to describe the personal qualities of an individual. The qualities in view concern a person’s morals and ethics.
Taste never takes a vacation
Why do so many people think that the arrival of summer means it’s time to pack away all the clothes that actually fit them? That it’s time to reveal their out-of-shape bodies by wearing Speedos and tube tops? Noel Coward used to ask, “Why do all the wrong people travel?” Now, I’m pretty sure he would ask, “Why do all the wrong people wear skimpy clothes?”
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