So disgusting. I'm trying to imagine the outcry if any Muslims paraded in front of a church with weapons. I agree with most of this DMN editorial except for the part that seems to excuse people parading around in restaurants with guns. Nope. If I go out to eat somewhere and see guns, I'm leaving and finding another place to go .. permanently.
Imagine leaving Sunday church services wit..... Read More
Tips and Letters: Somervell County Salon sometimes gets email tips or letters sent in about subjects that are of interest or concern to community members.The latest one has some assertions that require being researched to verify if true or not, will write about in the future after I get a few facts. If you have something that you believe isn't getting the attention it deserves, you're welc..... Read More
Although it's always easier to trot out a bumper-sticker meme of an opinion after something noteworthy, even horrendous happens, i'm going to try to resist that urge here. Some time back, I spent several years examining my own christian beliefs and assumptions to see whether they held up, and they didn't. I pretty much decided that, while others can believe what they want, so can ..... Read More
Roger Williams faces questions on auto dealer amendment (Texas Tribune) Apparently he, although a second generation car dealer, just can't see how this could be a conflict of interest. Right
The provision, an amendment offered just before midnight on Nov. 11, would allow dealers to rent or loan out vehicles even if they are subject to safety recalls. Rental car companies, m..... Read More
I watched most of Bernie Sanders speech yesterday on "Democratic Socialism". At one point he clarified that he was not a pacifist with regard to war, but believes wars are undertaken as a last resort. And he contrasted his position with that of Hillary Clinton, who voted to invade Iraq. A lot of us believe that the Bush administration, with the help of people like Hillary Clinton who sup..... Read More
The city will take to court a Lake Weatherford landowner who is refusing to allow the city to access her property to survey the property and place a water pipeline.
The city council Tuesday voted to hire attorneys to proceed with filing an injunction or take other action against the property owner of land located in the 1100 block of West Lake Drive.
The..... Read More
What a horrible excuse.
Former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle pleaded guilty to child pornography and additional sex crime charges on Thursday, though it was defense psychiatristDr. John Bradford who initiated gasps in the court room. According to Bradford’s analysis, Fogle became "hypersexual" after losing more than 240 poun..... Read More
Please, please tell me that someone rational will run against this guy the next time he's up for re-election.
Incidentally, not only does this nut want guns in classrooms but dorms. Here's the viewpoint I'm with, becuase, um, we are no longer in the days of vigilante cowboys.
Many professors, especially on the University of Texas at Austin campus, have seized upon that cl..... Read More
Apparently this was a do-over meeting.
Several interesting things about this. First, the part I have circled indicates that Somervell County taxpayer money from Somervell County's hospital district will be spent for improving the facilities in private gated community Pecan Plantation for the benefit of people who live in a different hospital district and pay no taxes. (Hood Co..... Read More
@Hi there. If it were true that christians no longer used or referenced Deuteronomy or any other part of the so-called "Old Testament" and relegated references to it strictly to Judaism, I w....
(On Terrorism and Religion)
Hi There!Um... the whole Deuteronomy 13:12-16 is a bad example to use. First of all, that's not Christianity; that would be Judaism, because Christianity was not even around at the time Deuteronomy was writter....
(On Terrorism and Religion)
More Comments.....And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about- John Steinbeck- East of Eden - (Added by: salon )