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March 15, 2013

KELLY: A potpourri to think about

By WILLIAM J. KELLY

MUMMIES: Mummies of humans living more than 4,000 years ago had clogged arteries as reported by Maria Cheng of the AP. Their eating habits were much different than ours and supposedly more healthy. The lifestyle of those people required more physical work to exist and yet they still had clogged arteries. Does this discovery put into question our present theories on the causes of this condition? What do you think?

MAJ. HASSON: Can you believe the trial for this alleged murderer is just beginning? The judge has stated that it will take about three months to present all the evidence. What a joke! Everyone in the world knows he is guilty beyond a shadow of a doubt. This butcher is not mentally ill, he was just carrying out what religious and political ideas he was taught as a Muslim. We need immediate justice for our American victims and their families. He needs to be shot dead, publicly, at Fort Hood so the world can witness it. If Muslims object to that we should just deport them all. What do you think?

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S GOAL: All us voters watching the campaigning of President Obama, at taxpayers’ expense, to try and get the House in Democrat control, as is the Senate, should realize that a divided government, working properly, is the safest one. That is exactly why the founders set up our federal government in this way. It is a large factor in our citizens keeping the freedoms we now have. Functioning properly it will prevent the takeover of our country by some despot. This is known as “the separation of powers” and we should keep this in mind when voting. What do you think?

GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS: I do not know at what college they teach a course I will call, “Lying No. 1.” It seems to me that most politicians, and some news reporters, have taken that course because they are quite adept at it. We have just seen a bushel basket full of lies about the sequester and most of them not challenged by the press corps, radio or television news. In fact the media participated in these lies daily and thus gave the citizens misinformation. It does appear now that citizens are not buying into this propaganda. We citizens have something called the “VOTE” and that is what all politicians fear. If a man or woman in office violate their oath of office or the facts they gave us to get our vote, we should use that vote to remove that person from office. What do you think?

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

    American Profile Magazine pictured Big Tex in its feature about state fairs with the appropriate caption: “Big Tex towers over visitors to the Texas State Fair.” The article also wrote about the many famous wooden roller coasters including the “Classic” wood roller coaster.

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: I have been corrected

    I was complaining about President Obama making promises that he has not kept, such as taxes will not go up one dime or health care will go down about $2,500 per year for a family of four. He said he would cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term. He said he would have an immigration plan in place. What he really meant was that if Congress would allow it, we would have open borders.

    July 29, 2014

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Concern for your pocketbooks

    Dear Editor: My message today is to Democrats out in Parker County and the middle class and moderate-income Republicans in towns and rural areas. 

    July 27, 2014

  • larry jones cropped:color NOW HEAR THIS: Taking care of your tools

    For much of my life I’ve heard the saying, “Take care of your tools, and your tools will take care of you.”  In our modern “throw away world” this has become much less important than it used to be, but down on the “pore farm,” tools still enjoy a prominent position in my daily life.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • PASTOR POPHIN: The greatest joy of all: Jesus

    The first part of this week was a joyous one for me. I took 10 youth to Lake Mineral Wells State Park for three days of day camping. Camp Adventure was the name of the camp. We discovered the joy of the One who created us: Jesus. I am sitting at my desk on the day after the camp writing this article. I am overjoyed by the events of the week, and yet I am physically exhausted. The Lord moved powerfully among our youth.

    July 26, 2014

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Now is the time for all good men...

    When man’s greed, desire for riches, power and control of our nation become greater than their love of humanity and our country, by constantly fomenting discord and hate among the citizens, warmongering and constantly talking of wars against other nations - it is putting political ideology before the welfare of citizens and country. It is time for We the People to take a good look at these men involved - no matter their status in our nation, we call the United States of America and decide whether or not they deserve the privilege and sanctuary of our nation.

    July 25, 2014

  • tiscione, lou.jpg TISCIONE: Finding a church

    God commands His people to “keep holy the Sabbath Day.” The “Sabbath Day” was changed by the apostolic church to the first day, Sunday. The church refers to every Sunday as the Lord’s Day. Each Lord’s Day is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Therefore, a professing Christian will seek to find a local church in which to invest in the kingdom and worship the King! 

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • John Paul Carter-color.jpg NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: What’s your current address?

    Shortly after we moved to Weatherford 19 years ago, the old post office (today’s Court Building) that was literally bursting at the seams was replaced by a new, larger facility – our present mail center that sometimes seems outgrown as we stand in line to buy stamps or mail a package.  

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Good company, better service

    We would like to thank Devin’s Handyman Service, Gary Boase, David Schramm and James Reed for the wonderful job they did repainting our front fence, front porch, back porch, patio and deck. Everything looks new and makes such a difference in our home.

    July 23, 2014

  • PASTOR POPHIN: The joy of unity in church

    Do you enjoy going to church? I mean, do you really enjoy going to church? No matter how you answer, there are some common reasons — or perhaps we would call them conditions — that would cause all of us to truly enjoy going to church. 

    July 20, 2014

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