Writer makes wrong assumption about Israel racism
Mr. Stevens accuses Israel of being a ‘racist’ country (“Why attack Iran and consider Israel an ally?,” Oct. 12 Viewpoints). It would be of some interest to know how he accounts for the fact that there are Israeli Arabs but no Palestinian Jews.
Thanks to Grace In Action
I would like to say how much I appreciate the volunteers at Grace In Action. They are the nicest people.
Thank you very much.
Norma Jean Mitchell,
Volunteers needed to help promote GOP vote in Florida
Thank you Parker County! We have volunteers campaigning all over Texas plus volunteers campaigning for Romney/Ryan in Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin and Florida. If you want to help with the campaign to take back the White House, there is a place for you!
The Allen West for Congress Campaign has chartered a bus to go to Florida that leaves from Weatherford on Oct. 31, returning on Nov. 7. Housing will be provided by the West Campaign. Volunteers that would like to go to Florida to campaign for Congressman Allen West, United States Senate candidate Connie Mack, and the Romney/Ryan team will be welcomed in Florida to block walk, make calls, help at headquarters and turn out the Republican vote. If you are interested in being a part of the team that helps win in Florida, call Parker County Republican Chair Zan Prince at 817-594-5029 or email, email@example.com Let’s fill up the bus and win Florida! Let’s be a part of the solution to retire President Obama!
Parker County Republican Party Chairwoman
Commissioners should think about taxpayers, not just votes
As a voter and a taxpayer of Precinct 3, I think [Commissioner John] Roth should go to this conference (“Bickering commissioners deny Roth reimbursement,” Sept. 30 Weatherford Democrat). Also, the paper should have printed the cost of the trip just to show how much they were bickering about and how petty it was.
Now they said just one clean up day per year that it costs too much — they just approved a $47 million budget. I bet there is some pork in that baby.
If they want to talk about real money, let’s talk about going to a unit road system. This precinct system is outdated. I would like the paper to print a list of equipment in each precinct just to show the duplication there is.
The biggest drawback that a commissioner has is they worry about the vote, not the taxpayer.
A good example — when the sheriff wanted to privatize the jail he did not worry about the vote, he was thinking of the taxpayer. It went through like grease through a goose, like someone said that they were swatting gnats and alligators eating their legs off.
Voters need to watch polls for suppression
Again, voters voting in Parker County’s 44 precincts need to be aware of the Tea Party movement called “True the Vote,” which could be in your voting precinct location during early voting Oct. 22 through Nov. 2 and also on Election Day, Nov. 6.
This organization is planning on challenging votes cast by the elderly, the disabled and people of color in order to suppress the vote against President Obama. Although federal law has suspended the requirement of a photo ID in many states any verbal attempt to stop or challenge minorities’ votes is possible by this extreme right wing of the Republican party.
It is very important that Democrats all over Parker County volunteer as poll watchers at voting locations throughout this county. Calling the voting administration office and possibly the police department if voter suppression is observed against any vulnerable minority voter is needed.
Although the federal Justice Department has been called requesting observation by federal inspectors here, the public is greatly needed to spot suspicious manipulation of electronic voting, especially the insertion of semi-cards into the central tabulators at each polling place and moving voting machines in transport to each polling place from the Courthouse Annex on Santa Fe Drive in Weatherford, then returning them at the end of Election Day on Nov. 6.
The main reason for taking these precautions is that not one Democratic office has been elected in Parker County since the arrival of the electronic voting machines in 2005 and the arrival of the voting registrar employed there.
Writer makes wrong assumption about Israel racism
KELLY: What do you think?
This is a word we hear a lot these days in political discussion. I thought I would look up the definition of compromise in the Oxford.
TISCIONE: The love of God
John 3:16 is now the second most-frequently quoted verse of the Bible. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Republican propaganda v. Democrat lies
Some folks prefer lies above all else. On Feb. 23, 2009, President Obama said, “I’m pledging today to cut the deficit that we inherited in half by the end of my first term.”
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Live by the Blue Belles creed
On Jan. 17, there was an article published in the Dallas Morning News that attacked one of the premier organizations in Parker County. The Weatherford Democrat published a similar article on Feb. 5, with a follow up article on Feb. 27.
NOW HEAR THIS: Celebrating our independence
Many of you reading today’s paper will not remember that today is the anniversary of one of boldest steps ever taken by the people of Texas – declaring our independence from Mexico under the centralist military dictatorial rule of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Special Roos make Weatherford proud
The Weatherford Special Roos, composed of special education students, and an equal number of students with no handicap problems, competed in the National Special Olympics Bowling Tournament at Reno, Nev., this past week.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Barnwell, Johnson receive writers' support
I applaud Parker County Treasurer Jenny Barnwell for her efforts to increase the county’s revenue, as evidenced by her recent proposal to commissioners’ court.
NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: Living words upon our hearts
As the primary elections approach, I feel like I’m awash in endless, irrational political rhetoric and have turned a deaf-ear to it all. In contrast, as I celebrated Presidents’ Day last week, the poetry of Emily Dickinson reminded me of the staying power of our nation’s most important words:
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: JP4 candidates Johnson, Suchocki backed
I would like to express my support for re-election of Judge Lynn Marie Johnson as Justice of the Peace, Precinct 4.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Candidates receive write-in support
Readers write in their support for candidates in the March 4 primary elections.
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