Letters to the Editor

Clock boy suit; Keller and Bell; Terrorists’ fame; The Tea Party

Clock boy suit

Fifteen million? The very idea is ridiculous! (See Tuesday news story “Irving teen Ahmed Mohamed seeks $15 million over digital clock incident.”)

And I’m not saying that because of who the young man is.

His religion, ethnic background, sex, age, color, birthplace, parents, family, nothing, none of these things are a reason to sue. He is a celebrity and was feted all over the world. So come on! Fifteen million? Give me a break.

Following what happened in Paris, what if a student showed up at a school there with a “clock”? What do you think the reaction would have been?

June Coleman, Fort Worth

Keller and Bell

I used to enjoy living in Keller. But now we’re having to put up with Bell Helicopter flying aircraft just over our not-so-quiet home.

They fly 20-30 flights a day and claim they’re testing a new flight path down U.S. 377 and back over Keller-Harvel Elementary School, right over my home.

I’ve called Bell Helicopter, the city of Keller and police. I’ve gotten a lot of information but no concrete help to stop this noise in our once-quiet neighborhood.

This is unacceptable to me and other Keller residents who have enjoyed our quiet, calm way of life in this lovely town.

Nancy Lehr, Keller

Terrorists’ fame

The instigator of the Paris attacks has become very famous. His photo is all over news reports and on the front page of the Star-Telegram. CNN calls him the “mastermind.”

Visual images are very powerful. American journalism is providing the PR jihadists crave and may be providing inspiration for young copycats.

A “no notoriety” campaign has redirected the focus away from the perpetrators of mass shootings. Sensational reporting is seen as inadvertently glorifying the shooters and possibly leading to more rampages.

We should not reward the Islamic State murderers with fame and what they can interpret as “glory.”

Marlene Beckman,

Fort Worth

The Tea Party

Wow, such venom cast toward the Tea Party! (See Monday All Points, “The Tea Party: the best hope for America or a cabal of scoundrels?”)

I thought liberals were tolerant people. Apparently that is only the case when they agree with someone.

I wonder if they actually know anyone in the Tea Party? They might be surprised. They might even find out the concern they have for the country.

One thing is certain: As long as they maintain the venomous attitude, they will not learn anything.

Tom Stamey, Fort Worth


The Tea Party acts more like anarchists than a political group: “Don’t want more. Tear down what we’ve worked for or let it rot away.”

The Tea Party makes the John Birch Society seem like a left-wing communist organization.

John Linford, Fort Worth