Weatherford Democrat


December 13, 2013

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The last time Thanksgiving Day and Hanukkah came at the same time was in 1888. This time it was on Nov. 28, 2013. Get this! The next time this will occur will be 79,043 years from now. The Jewish Talmud describes Hanukkah as a “Holiday of Thanksgiving.” One Jewish man bought a loaf of Jewish challah bread in the shape of a turkey. These facts are from an article by Jeff Karoub. Who will be around in 79,043 years to celebrate? What do you think?

Population Research Institute

I received a bulletin on Nov. 29 from Steven W. Musher stating that before Obama became president it was illegal for the federal government to fund abortion. PRI proved by documentation that Planned Parenthood illegally used federal funds to kill babies.

Congress then dropped a $195 million grant to Planned Parenthood.

The institute also proved that U.S. abortionists were illegally using federal funds to bankroll abortion in China and many other countries. Congress then yanked all support of the UN Population Fund for seven years running. That amounts to $800 million of taxpayers’ dollars saved. I applaud the PRI! What do you think?

Guns in schools

I am against guns in schools. A school is not an armed camp of some kind. I believe they will do more harm than good. It also sets the wrong idea in motion that a single armed guard will deter a nut case who wants to shoot up the place — not possible. Just take a look at the size of most schools today and also the fact that many campuses have multiple buildings in their complex, and you can see the problem.

I think a police car of the local police department should include, in making its rounds, a trip through and around the school complex at varying times during school hours. That would be a satisfactory and better solution to the problem. Permitting teachers to be armed is a very, very bad idea. What do you think?

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  • 0912 one bday wm j kelly 2013 mug.jpg KELLY: What do you think?

    Not much is known about this Joseph’s life. The one thing I know for sure is that he was a very brave man.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hamilton, Lee.jpg HAMILTON: Government as innovator? You bet!

    Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Showing respect

    My sister Robbie Benton’s funeral was Friday afternoon at White’s Funeral Home. The gravesite was outside of Mineral Wells. The respect shown by the good folks of Parker County and the surrounding area was overwhelming.

    April 17, 2014

  • larry jones cropped:color NOW HEAR THIS: Going on a wild goose chase

    In recent years I’ve written quite a bit about the introduction and negative consequences of non-native or invasive species. Fire ants, killer bees, English sparrows, Asian carp, feral hogs and others too numerous to list have forever changed our local ecosystem.

    April 13, 2014 1 Photo


    Have you seen those TV offers where they give a price for one product and then offer a second like items for-free? All you have to do is pay a separate shipping and handling charge for the “free” items.

    April 13, 2014

  • John Paul Carter-color.jpg NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: What’s in a name?

    Names are important. When my son, Rush, (who’s named after my father) and his wife, Vanessa, were expecting their third daughter, I gave up on having a male namesake and suggested, in jest, they call her “Johnnie Pauline.”

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • tiscione, lou.jpg TISCIONE: The Christian and the government

    The church in the Old Testament lived under a theocracy. That is, both the church and state were one. God anointed kings. Civil laws and religious laws were one and the same.

    April 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • larry jones cropped:color NOW HEAR THIS: Getting in the chicken business

    Anyone who is my age or older has heard the famous quote, “A chicken in every pot.” It is normally attributed to Herbert Hoover during his 1928 presidential bid.

    April 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIEWPOINT: Obsessed with sports

    I remember reading a synopsis of the five reasons for the “Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” by Edward Gibbon in which he listed the Romans’ obsession with sports at the coliseum as a cause of the fall of the empire.

    April 6, 2014

  • 0912 one bday wm j kelly 2013 mug.jpg KELLY: What do you think?

    On March 21, this paper published an article about a six-month drug trafficking investigation involving 12 people. On the front page was a photo of the 12 people involved. The use of drugs had made them a sorry-looking bunch. The look in their eyes was particularly disturbing.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

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