Weatherford Democrat

May 17, 2013

Letters to the Editor – May 17, 2013

Weatherford Democrat

Support McCarthy to head EPA

Dear Editor,

As mercury pollution threatens our waterways and carbon pollution-fueled climate change worsens extreme weather, we need someone in Washington who knows how to get things done.

That’s why I’m asking our U.S. senators to support Gina McCarthy’s nomination to head the Environmental Protection Agency.


Ms. Hillery Earl, Joshua

Internet has scoop on GOP scandals

Dear Editor,

With all the news about the recent leaks on the AP, Benghazi and the IRS scandal. There is more that needs to be revealed.

Well, I know many people whether Democrat, independent or Republican do not have favorable stories to tell about the IRS. But here is some information you need to pull up on your Internet. The sites for your search are “Stealing America: Vote by Vote” and “911 Truth News: 911 News and Facts on Attacks of Sept. 11.”

These sites will blow out of the water the recent scandals by Republicans in the Washington House and Senate.

Someone in this area needs to report the truth on what started the decline of this country.

Darwin Yeary, Weatherford

Two females do not equal two parents

Dear Editor,

A line from a song in the Walt Disney movie “Dumbo” goes like this:

“I be done seen about everything, when I see an elephant fly.”

Recently I thought I’d seen everything when I saw Jenna Wolf on TV and heard her announce she’s pregnant, and she and her girlfriend will soon be parents. (NBC Today Show, March 30).

Two co-hosts were on camera with Jenna. They were agreeable but uncomfortable. If they bought into the notion of two women expecting a baby, then elephants can fly.

Later, I wondered. Was Jenna’s baby conceived by in-vitro fertilization or perhaps by artificial insemination?

Either way, there’s a male in the mix. But a male wasn’t mentioned. Will Jenna and her girlfriend soon become parents, as she said? To say “yes” to that question is to ignore the obvious. The baby has two parents all right. But the girlfriend isn’t one of them.

A teenager in the ‘50s, for me it was a time when the “do’s and don’ts” in the Bible meant something to both churchgoers and non-churchgoers. And same-sex relationships were unacceptable because of what the Bible says about them. (Leviticus 20: 13, Romans 1 :26-27).

The era of the ‘50s wasn’t perfect. Racial prejudice was strong for instance. Still, it was a time more sane than now. I’m 69, so I’ve lived a long time. Apparently I’ve lived long enough to see the world go crazy.

Barbara Pickard, Aledo