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September 13, 2013

KELLY: What do you think XII?


These good bishops and good ministers of other faiths have forgotten the admonition to render unto Caesar what is his, and to render unto God what is his. What do you think?

Horse slaughter

This is another case of do-gooders somehow convincing politicians that the slaughter of horses for food consumption is a bad thing. This is also another case of some Americans attempting to impose our ideas about horses being just pets on other peoples. I had a horse meat steak dinner in England and it was fine.

There are people around the world who need good meat and like horse meat, so to me it is a sin to deny them a food they like to eat. We have all those surplus wild horses that need to be removed because of the damage to the range. I believe we should reopen the slaughter houses and ship this food source to countries that want it. This is a humane way to reduce the excess number of wild horses. What do you think?


The penknife was, and still is, a tool. They come in many sizes and with many decorations. Let me reminisce about the uses of a penknife by kids of my generation.

Just about every boy from the fourth grade on carried a penknife. Red Wing Shoe Company sold high-top boots to boys and these boots came with a pocket on the side that contained a first-class penknife. We were proud of those knives and took good care of them. It was mostly our grandpaps who taught us how to use the knife.

My friends and I were about 9 years old when The Great Depression hit everyone in our little town. It was then that we really used our knives. We not only made wooden toys, but we learned how to play games with our knives.

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The City of Weatherford is considering an ordinance that would ban smoking inside restaurants and enclosed areas where food is prepared, sold or consumed. Do you agree with this proposal?

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