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Letters to the editor, September 26

Chill your eyeballs

Bubba called. Said for me to go see the movie, 2016, based on The Roots of Obama’s Rage by Dinesh D’Souza. Thomas Sowell’s column [DRC, Aug. 25] on the movie was an added insight in to Obama’s plans for America.

Should chill your eyeballs.

David Limbaugh (Washington Times, Aug. 13) wrote: “”President Obama’s disgracefully corrupt policies on green energy alone should be enough to ensure his defeat in November — even apart from his war on reliable energy sources, which is unspeakably outrageous.”

Limbaugh listed 11 companies as having gone bankrupt, swallowing taxpayer dollars in the millions on their gluttonous paths to failure.

Recently revealed e-mails show the extent of the abject corruption and reckless waste surrounding Obama’s Solyndra project. Bubba said our dictator-in-chief knows no shame. Kinda reminds Bubba of Clinton and his frolics with Monica. Now Clinton is the darling of the Democrat party.

Gotta figure something is wrong with that bunch.

Things are less hectic around the ranch with the boys back in school. The two dogs of undetermined pedigree and hefty pup sure miss those rascals during the day.

Now those good-for-nothing Alpo eaters will have to get back to being stock dogs and work for their suppers. Oh, well, they still have The Kid to follow around and keep him out of trouble. Sheeze.

Alice Gore,




Seniors disenfranchised

I would have never dreamed that the privilege, the right to assemble at the Denton Senior Center to have Bible study would be denied [Tillman Uland, DRC, Sept. 3].

Having done my thesis on the 11 religions of the world with Christianity being named the greatest — of which I disagree because Christianity is not a religion, but a “relationship.”

It is the Creator of the universe’s way of getting fallen man back into the right relationship with himself. God placed a part of himself in every created, made human to continually yearn for him.

We must take time to come into God’s presence to feel our weakness and our need, to renew our fellowship with him.

Senior centers throughout America allow its attendees to hold Bible study programs. The key word is “Bible,” the manual that all Christians are allowed to follow. No one is banned from attending as long as you agree with inspired word of God.

For how can two walk together except they be agreed?

As Christians, we should obey the word of God to live in the power of his love.

The seniors are being disenfranchised by the denial to meet in separate rooms to have their study.

They are going to remain in God and his word remain in them; they must ask for whatever they desire, it will be given to them. They are going to believe, expect and look to their God for answers so that they may please him.

Charlye Heggins,




What the heck

An article by Jane Meyer [The New Yorker, Aug. 27], “Schmooze or Lose,” suggests that many rich Democrats disapprove of dismembering the campaign money laws we had, however ineffectual.

Rudy Cajka [DRC, Sept. 14] mentioned George Soros and Warren Buffett as having spent more money on Obama than Sheldon Adelson has on Romney. Soros has given to a PAC for opposition research for liberal candidates.

Buffett is an Obama supporter, but does not support super PACS, saying, “I don’t want to see democracy go in that direction.”

Many others feel the same way.

With the rich on the right salivating to donate because they expect tax benefits and believe they should be able to buy whatever they want, and many of the rich on the left believing that the Citizens United decision letting loose super PACs is undemocratic, Meyer sees the Obama campaign in a bind.

One doubts that there is an even playing field, but that is surely the fault of people on the left who have naive ideas about equality.

In a country where we sell our presidents the way we sell soap, what the heck.

Elinor Johansen,




Where are our priorities?

I read in the Sunday, Sept. 9, edition of the DRC an article from the San Antonio Express News that the Braken Bat Cave meshweaver, an eyeless spider that has not been seen in more than three decades, has halted a San Antonio highway construction project indefinitely.

The eyeless spider has been on the federal endangered species list since 2000, and its habitat is protected. This $15 million underpass project is on State Highway 151 at Loop 1604.

This is truly a sad situation; sad for the spider — sad for the project stoppage? — no, it is sad for Texans.

Let’s suppose that the land owner who held title to the land on which the project is being constructed was blind and old (on an endangered list). Could he have qualified to halt the project in the first place? We all know the answer to that. Entities with power of eminent domain and Jerry Jones can take any land they want.

It truly has become a sad day for all Texas landowners when the authorities are more concerned about disturbing an arachnid’s habitat than the man’s habitat who elected those officials in the first place.

Maybe we need to have a stoppage and change of direction for our legislators and judges who issue and uphold such inane laws.

Gerald Slater,




Freedoms under attack

Our American freedoms are being attacked by religious zealots in our schools and right-wing extremists at the highest levels of government.

They want to tear down our Constitution separating church and state, want to end reproductive freedom, don’t want some Americans to have the same rights as everyone else, and they celebrate when people are profiled and harassed because of how they look or what language they speak.

Some of these are governors with highly coordinated, well-funded campaigns who are redefining and restricting individual freedoms (including the right to vote) and personal liberty.

“Pretty is as pretty does,” a friend of mine said.

Dolores Vann,