Message to coach
Someone needs to tell TCU Coach Gary Patterson to lose the lady who’s attached to his hip with the water bottle and towel during televised games.
It is obvious that her sole job is to be immediately and instantly available when he needs a sip of water or to wipe his brow.
Television cameras like to take shots of coaches on the sidelines, so we see this a lot! Not a good look, Coach. It’s making you look like a real diva.
— Sue Williams, Fort Worth
End to aid
Someone please tell me why our U.S. government continues to provide aid (see: “U.S. pledges $212 million to help Gaza rebuild,” Monday, Oct. 13) to rebuild Gaza?
Hamas and Israel continue to fight, as they have always done. When they stop, for brief truces, the U.S. runs in and rebuilds the infrastructure. Why?
This is, according to the article, the third time in less than six years that war has broken out. Each time, the U.S. gives a whole bunch of money to rebuild.
Here’s an idea: Let them spend their own money and manpower to rebuild. Have both Israel and Hamas split the costs of rebuilding.
Maybe if they don’t have the U.S. government to enable them, they will learn something. Probably not, but it’s worth a try.
Maybe our government will learn something. Probably not.
— Lynn Miller,
North Richland Hills
I do not understand why so many people, including the Corpus Christi federal judge, have such a low opinion of minorities that they don’t believe that minorities can or will obtain voter IDs.
I’m confident that minorities feel just as strongly about the right to vote and that they will make the effort to obtain an ID.
While some voter fraud has been found, some people make the case that fraud is so limited that IDs are not needed.
But without a way to check we can’t know how much fraud there is.
— Paul Cole, Fort Worth
From 1346 to 1353, the “Black Death” ravaged Europe.
From India to Greenland, a third of the world died.
In Europe, Poland alone was spared the catastrophe.
How did that happen?
Poland effectively controlled its borders.
Funny how that works.
— Daniel Campbell, Fort Worth
Contrary to Joseph Ansley’s Oct. 12 letter, Sen. Wendy Davis was protesting a bill that would unnecessarily close clinics that provide cancer screenings and birth control.
D and Cs (even endometrial ablations) are safely performed in doctors’ offices daily. There is no need for a doctor to have admitting privileges at a hospital. As with any other outpatient-type procedure (tooth extraction, cosmetic surgery, colonoscopy etc.), if there are complications, the patient goes to an emergency room and is admitted by the doctors there.
It’s hardly apples-to-apples comparing the complications of an 80-year-old Joan Rivers to patients of childbearing age. We don’t need more histrionics concerning this issue.
So much for those who say they care about women and children. Denying access to preventative healthcare is a great way to keep women and children poor and powerless.
— Franya Wilhelm, Arlington
Cherry Langford wrote that the “the 30-plus reproductive healthcare clinics that [the Texas Legislature] delighted in closing were providing access to mostly routine low-cost healthcare to struggling women all across this vast state.” (Letter to the editor, Friday, Oct. 10)
The new law does not stop the clinics from providing routine low-cost healthcare to women. It only prevents the abortion procedure from being done at these facilities.
So, are these facilities serving women’s healthcare needs or just seeking to end the life of an unborn child?
— Deborah Fleischmann,
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