Wishes, hopes and good humor
I look forward every Saturday to reading and gaining knowledge and insight from Ed Wallace — perhaps the only columnist who appears on a consistent basis in my local paper.
This man is a virtual unlimited database of the entire history and hype of the automobile business. Saturday’s column was another classic. (1D, “Love That Hype”) As I relayed to him in an email, he reminded me of an insightful philosophy of life often shared: Our lives should be lived with a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.
This weekend, Wallace deftly dissected the wishes, the hope and the hype, and tickled my funny bone. Thank you for running his columns.
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Jan E. Fersing,
The name is part of the reason
Someone needs to tell Rep. Beto O’Rourke that the election is over and he might consider using the more mature and manly name of Robert. Chuck the little-kid “Beto” business if he plans to run for office again.
It didn’t work.
Who will have the guts to stand up?
As an American senior citizen who believes we as a country may be headed into serious waters, I wonder what more needs to happen before we citizens and our legislators who have political power do something to stop this runaway train in the White House?
Just when we think we have seen the worst, more happens. We have seen name-calling in the campaign and the demeaning of a war hero who spent more than five years in the Hanoi Hilton and of a Muslim Gold Star family who lost their son.
We have seen insults to a disabled journalist and woman journalists of color, as well as the labeling of journalists in general as “enemies of the people.”
We now have this president who seems to love dictators and insults our longtime allies, totally ignores our intelligence community’s report on the Saudi murder and butchering of a journalist. We need to tell our representatives: We have had enough.
Floyd S. Ostrom,
More local wine info, please
The Star-Telegram’s publishing of the article “Turkey has your wine for Thanksgiving” from The New York Times was useless. (Nov. 20, 8B) The wines listed are not available in Fort Worth.
To provide something of value to your readers, one of your reporters could have had a 10-minute phone conversation with someone from Total Wine & More or Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods or with local chef Jon Bonnell for recommendations of available wines best for Thanksgiving.
Recall the sins of Obama’s pastor
The writer of a Nov. 27 letter to the editor suggested that people such as Houston-based Texas Pastor Council leader Dave Welch, who made the remark that Democrats are godless, should be deported, along with his followers. (9A)
Perhaps this letter writer doesn’t remember the 2003 words of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ, which former President Barack Obama attended. He said, “God damn America,” suggesting that the U.S. was responsible for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. He also suggested that the entire country is racist.
If the writer thinks the principle of separation of church and state (a phrase that is not in the Constitution verbatim) is being violated by only one political party, he should attend more churches.