Weatherford Democrat


March 15, 2013

KELLY: A potpourri to think about


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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    Almost without exception, most farms are protected to some degree by guard animals. Dogs and cats are most commonly used to defend against intruders and nuisance pests around the farmstead. In recent years with the proliferation of coyotes, many folks are using guard donkeys or llamas to protect their livestock.

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Laws can’t be ignored

    Senator Harry Reid said, “We just can’t let people ignore the law.”

    April 20, 2014

  • 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

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