Dear Editor: Lynn Ashby’s April 7 whine about the Electoral College was par for the course. Whenever Democradolescents lose a presidential election, they attack the voting system and/or claim some sinister force (exempli gratia Russians) rigged the contest against them; the loss never results from fielding a hideous candidate. After the 2000 election, leftists in various locales demanded their state constitutions be amended such that all the state’s electoral votes go to the winner of the national popular vote, regardless of the outcome within the state. Had that been done, ha, their Bush Derangement Syndrome would have melted down in 2004, when W won the popular vote. As for presidential candidates ignoring the red state of Texas, they know we are consistently sensible enough to vote … [Read more...] about Reader: Be to, or not Be to — that is the question
Dear Editor: What I know of the GOMO mess I’ve read in your paper -- thanks for the reporting. I read your take on the issue. Once it was determined that that this was an illegitimate organization, there was no reason to continue. These “technicalities”, like “paperwork” and “filing deadlines”, are the sorts of huddles that stop “three or four homeowners” from running roughshod over an entire community; it’s what stops them from seizing $4,000 from the proceeds on the sale of your home. As I understand it, this board sought damages for every day the Chang’s garage stood. That doesn’t seem very neighborly; it’s seems quite dickish actually. We have to keep an eye on these little tyrants. These are the same sort of people who tried to tax businesses in The Montrose from Midtown; are … [Read more...] about Reader: Garden Oaks has chance to fix itself now
Dear Editor: Carranza followed the vision of the trustees. The trustees have not primarily focused on students since I’ve been watching HISD (2005). Superintendents have brought 7-13 people with them after hired. Carranza came by himself. This was Carranza’s and the board’s vision and plan from the beginning. It complements the pro-charter and anti-union policies perpetuated by the state and federal governments. Larry Residents spot odd trimming pattern Dear Editor: Did the spokesperson intend to insult us? That’s clearly a threat. Mary Dear Editor: If they had trimmed all of the limbs away, the complaint would then have been that they didn’t need to trim all of the limbs, just the ones that were a problem. I don’t blame the trimming crew for doing this. Decades of experience … [Read more...] about Reader: Will HISD finally find a new vision?
Dear Editor: Thank you for a thoughtful, insightful editorial on the Parkland tragedy. I agree that there is plenty of blame to go around. Clearly these students and their families were underserved on so many levels and by looking at who and what to blame perhaps we can find meaningful solutions that will minimize the amount and size of these events. As a parent of grown children, I am eternally grateful that I was never faced with these challenges, however that doesn’t stop me from looking past the rhetoric in the hope of not just “doing something,” but analyzing why we treat each other so badly. We live in the best country in the world, have the most opportunity to live successful lives and yet we are dogged by the same problems over and over again. So, I hark back to when my … [Read more...] about Reader: Blame is our nation’s worthless currency
Dear Editor: To be fair, the founding fathers were also looking at a muzzle loading cannon and other arms which were, like the rifles you mention, standard military issue at the time so snark aside, I don’t think that’s an argument that bolsters your position (and frankly is beneath your usual standards); more importantly they were not granting us rights, but seeking to preserve and protect rights which exist prior to, and in the case of the colonists in spite of, the politics of the day. Steve I. Dear Editor: Personal responsibility and parents need to be better parents, but the other things mentioned including guns are part of the problem as well. David Meyer Dear Editor: Agreed, this is “on us”! It’s a case of being part of the solution rather than being part of the … [Read more...] about Reader: Blame is our nation’s worthless currency