In 1776 we supposedly rid our country of the royal and imperial families.
Not exactly true. The Kennedys, Clintons and Bushes continue to weaken the idea.
The current royals have members of the kingly crew thinking about a run for the 2016 presidency.
Other members of the imperial force are working their way up at the local, state and federal levels.
Based on the performance of Caroline Kennedy’s last endorsement for president, I’d say her latest is more like a kiss of death.
However, in 2024 she will be seeking royal support.
— Jim Sanderson, Fort Worth
Don’t rush to judgment
Dr. Tierce, the best vet around, has been our vet about 35 years.
We have had three dogs put down over the years.
One had cancer, one a broken back (a Doberman) and one twisted its intestinal tract.
The Doberman might have lived with treatment, but he would not have had the use of his back legs and would have needed a cart to stand and get around, unable to lie down without help. It was our choice not to put this very active dog through this.
In every case, we were presented with our options but we had to make the final decisions.
This vet is a caring person. Dog lovers should be glad he saved the dog.
On television, the dog was standing, clean and in good health, despite the whistleblower’s accusations to the contrary.
Don’t judge this vet. It sounds like he saved the dog from an untimely death.
— Glenda Patrick, Fort Worth
The definition of hypocrisy: Feigned high principles, beliefs and virtues (“Perry, Abbott accuse feds of Red River land grab”).
“If this country’s to stay the land of freedom and liberty,” Perry said, private property rights must be respected. Abbott is also “deeply concerned” that the feds can swoop in and take land.
Very patriotic statements. The word “secede” was mentioned by Perry. Abbott followed up with a fundraising email, and why not? This stuff makes your chest swell with pride.
Where were these patriotic leaders when the Texas governor permitted a foreign corporation to grab privately owned land from ranchers in East Texas, under the guise of eminent domain?
Land owned and cultivated by Texas landowners for generations?
Remember the Keystone pipeline? The difference is explained in one word: petroleum.
The double standard makes my stomach turn.
— Priscilla Keifer, Grapevine
I would like to commend Rep. Marc Veasey for his “Marc means Business” campaign.
I knew he was destined for greatness the first time I met him.
The rest of the elected officials could take a lesson from him about learning what the people want in an elected official.
I predict if he keeps this going, it won’t be long before we are calling him Sen. Veasey.
— Tom Weaver, Fort Worth
It is a sad day in America when personalities on some news networks, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) call Cliven Bundy a patriot.
This is a man who has not paid his grazing fees for 20 years.
He says he does not recognize the U.S. government, yet he rides his horse carrying an American flag.
He also says blacks were better off when they picked cotton. Militia members came to his aid loaded with weapons to use against their fellow Americans.
Bundy and his followers are not patriots. They say they want to take back their country; not true. They want to overthrow their country.
Around the world, America’s enemies see this happening and smile. Across America some people are talking and posting things that fuel the far right, American militias and racism.
— Roy Conner, Fort Worth
A headline in Monday’s Wall Street Journal said it all: “Texas to Pay $10,000 for Each Toyota Job.”
This just so our beloved governor can burnish his business credentials for a likely presidential run.
He’s spending $40 million out of his Texas Enterprise Fund on this deal.
Couldn’t we find a better use for this money, like schools, roads or water supplies?
Is this how a believer in market competition acts?
This is corporate welfare at its worst.
— Thomas Jacobsen, Bedford
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