Copyright © 2008 By Ray Thomas.
These are items of OPINION, for which I often don't have URLs to use for
documentation and which are usually too short to be a headlined item. When I
can, I'll include any URLs I have, or give you an idea where to look. This
feature may be used freely by posting or publishing it without changes, and
while retaining my copyright indicia. Please let me know when you do. . . .
PRESS WRONG -- AS USUAL: A recent item in the newspaper, buried
among the condom ads on the back pages, told of the fact that "Floodwater's toxins (in New Orleans) not as bad
as first feared," and as "trumpeted" in the mainstream media.
This is just the latest thing that was "over-reported" and the press
got wrong about Katrina and Rita. Yet the media continues to brag about the
"fine" reporting in New Orleans and give each other0 many unearned
awards. . . . DELAY FIGHTS BACK: Tom DeLay filed an action against the
Texas prosecutor who tried to ruin him, accusing him of "jury
shopping" in his efforts to destroy him. Ronnie Earle refused service of a
subpoena, claiming it was not properly prepared. Should Earle now "step
down" because he has been ACCUSED of wrongdoing? . . . A "TIME FOR
KILLING": Columnist Mike Rosen in Denver, said it best: "This
isn't a time for 'healing' with Islamofascists; it's a time for killing them
and their leaders." I second that notion.
. . . NOT ENOUGH
"TAKERS": Nearly 24,000 residents who were eligible for food
stamps somehow got along without them because they didn't know they were
eligible and they didn't see the ADS the food stamp people were running trying
to get more participants. More than $16.3 million dollar's worth of food stamps
went begging. That's terrible! They were there to be given away at taxpayer expense,
and nobody wanted them! Sheesh! . . . KILLING THE GOOSE: Liberals constantly talk about
"improving economy," but they spend a lot of time (and money) trying
to destroy the very thing that will cause a better economy. Things like
Wal-Mart, who employs thousands of local people everywhere they open a
store. . . . IT'S ALWAYS A DEMOCRAT: Have you ever noticed that when
they produce a television show about the presidency (such as "West
Wing") and "Commander-In-Chief," (about a female
vice-president who was elevated to the presidency by the death of the
president), the "good guys" are always Democrats (liberals) and the
"bad guys" are always Republicans (Conservatives)? Sounds like hidden
propaganda from Hollywood to me.