Preying on the poor
While in college in the early ’90s, I worked at a store that rented furniture and appliances. At first I just did deliveries. It wasn’t until I started working the counter that I realized how these companies preyed on those with little or no credit.
A video recorder would rent for $9.99 a week for 78 weeks. The retail was maybe $200. One late or missed payment would incur large penalties. Repossessed items would be cleaned up and rented as new all over again.
I did not work there long.
Never miss a local story.
James Greer, Fort Worth
Should Fossil Ridge be ranked higher?
What do your sportswriters have against Fossil Ridge High School’s incredible football team? The Panthers are 9-0 going into the last game of the season, the only undefeated team in the area 6A Top 10!
They are one of the smallest schools in 6A, yet last week they were ranked fifth by the Star-Telegram behind four other area teams with worse records, two now 8-1 and two now 7-2. Why is Mansfield’s 8-1 record considered No. 1 by the S-T while a high-scoring, consistent, undefeated team was ranked No. 5?
Robert Moore, Fort Worth
Strange days indeed
First: Former President George H.W. Bush was accused of sexual assault while sitting in his wheelchair with his wife present.
Second: The NFL players protested a metaphor about “inmates running the prison,” a term used in business for decades about poor management
Third: A player who does not speak English is raked over by the media for making a gesture in the dugout for finally getting a hit against the pitcher.
Are we nuts or what? You decide. I already have.
Paula Scoggin, Benbrook
Happy to have a liberal education
I am writing in response to a letter decrying liberal biases in America universities (Oct. 26). I may have stumbled upon a reason for this. Colleges and universities are charged with broadening a person’s general knowledge and experience. That is a major definition of liberal, and that’s what happened to me and many students. And thank God for it. That may explain why many professors are more broadened than not. Sort of like travel; it broadens one’s knowledge and experience base.
If a parent objects to such exposure, maybe Bob Jones, Oral Roberts or Trump “Universities” could fill the bill.
Jeri Chilcutt, Weatherford
Party line voting: That’s the ticket
How can Republicans say that they vote for their constituents, when they blindly vote the party line? Who sets the party line?
Jack Brocious, Grapevine
Hand on Bible is no guarantee
How does “faithlessly” executing the Affordable Care Act — in a manner intentionally designed to damage it — square with the presidential oath to “ ... faithfully execute the office of the president of the United States”? This is just more evidence that inveterate liars should never be believed, even when their hand is on the Bible.
Charles Stonick, Granbury
A prayer for the injured
What a breath of fresh air! When a 49ers player was down with an injury, his teammate Marquise Goodwin took a knee next to him, held out a hand and was praying for him.
What a blessing to witness on national TV!
Donald Warner, Arlington