Don’t miss out on your opportunity
I just went and voted again at early voting. That is one of the benefits of being a citizen. You get to vote for the people you want in governmental offices.
Why join marches if you cannot vote? Sure, you are making a statement. Yes, on the initial level your voice is being heard, at least by those standing close to you. Only thing is, where are you when the votes are counted. No where.
Do you complain about what this guy or that guy is doing in public office? Did you allow your voice to be heard at the polls? No? Then you shouldn’t complain, because you didn’t participate in the voting process.
That is why it is so important to do what you have to do to become a citizen. That is also why it is so important that as a citizen of the U.S. you go vote. You participate in the process. Nothing gets changed unless you do what you are supposed to do. Nothing gets changed unless you cast your ballot. It is your chance to vote your conscience. It is a time when they actually ask our opinion and we can give it.
So, even if you didn’t get out and vote this time? Vote the next time you are given the opportunity. It won’t be much longer until you are able to vote for our next president. You don’t want to miss out on that one, do you?
Time for a change in 2012
I watched the anointed one speak the other night about the oil spill. That man can certainly give a fine speech especially if there is no truth in it. While he was running around, after the spill, looking for someone’s a _ _ to kick (his words). He could have instead, accepted the Dutch’s government’s offer five days after the blowout to send their fleet of experienced oil recovery vessels with 10 times the capacity of what we are now using two months later to try to keep the oil from reaching our shores.
See the Houston Chronicle June 8, 2010. Later he blamed BP for the delay in getting ships busy skimming oil, etc., neglecting to mention the White House’s earlier refusal.
But no, the Hussein White House blew them off saying we didn’t need “no stinking” foreign help. Some will say that the Jones Act prevented foreign ships from entering the Gulf, but Barack hasn’t let the law stop any other of his actions. Had you or I been one of several of his tax cheat appointees, we would be in prison instead of becoming his assistants in ruining America.
Remember the old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together?” The president’s arrogance and ignorance will be the downfall of America if we don’t get him and his progressive liberal allies out of office, starting this November. The election in 2012 of a Republican president and additional conservative congressmen will enable us to repeal Obamacare and other power grabbing policies on Obama’s agenda.
Those old enough to remember the Black Panthers and the Weathermen Underground movements from the middle of the last century should recognize Barack’s friend, radical terrorist Bill Ayers, as a member. You might even have seen several of the old members in the latest iteration of these Black Flag Revolutionaries the other day with Van Jones (remember him?) addressing a meeting on “the taking over of America” (they haven’t given up their goals).
He no longer feels it will be necessary to kill 10 percent of our American population (primarily old veterans who need re-education) to gain control of America now that they have their man in the White House. The great Omnipotent Wonderful Fantastic Glorious All Knowing Generous Loving Leader (that’s how socialistic countries refer to their dictators you know) Barack Hussein Obama will deliver America into their hands without any violent conflicts necessary.
No more beer sales at rodeos
My family and I have attended Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse rodeos for over 30 years. I am deeply disappointed in the JCSP’s decision to sell beer at the recent PRCA Rodeo, June 16-19. This annual rodeo has always been a “family oriented” event selling only soft drinks and water.
While looking at the JCSP website, the phrases “come join us for some family fun at the PRCA Rodeo June 16-19” and “family oriented atmosphere” were stated. I do not think “beer” and “family fun” or “family oriented” go together. When a product is sold at an event, it is promoted. At several times, the rodeo announcer said beer was now being sold, and indicated where it could be purchased. You are promoting something that can hurt the one who uses it, and possibly hurt others.
I can think of only one reason the beer was being sold. To bring in more money. While it probably achieved that goal, is the money worth it if that product can cause someone not to be as alert when they drive on the highway; or to promote speaking harsh or hurtful words that cannot be taken back, and possibly bringing harm to someone?
Members of Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse, please take a second look at selling beer at any future event. By not selling this product, the JCSP will be a part of making our community a better place, and continue to be a safe place for our families.
Officers did a great job
We seem to have plenty of jeers and not a lot of cheers in our Times-Review opinion section, so I would like to take this opportunity to offer my sincere appreciation to the very fine men who keep our city safe. I recently had the pleasure of meeting and working with several of our local police officers when my company employed them to provide security services. Their assignment extended through several days and nights of very long 12 hour shifts.
In most cases, they had already worked a full shift with the police department before reporting for this off-duty assignment. I was completely blown away by their professionalism and courtesy during the entire time I was around each and every one of them. They represent the Cleburne Police Department in the highest possible light. The officers I am speaking about are Clay Carmack, Robert Thompson, Colby Burris, Brian Davenport, Kevin Dupre, Shannon Allen and Dennis Fowler.
I feel certain these men are representative of the quality of the entire department. We should all be proud to have them in service of our great community.
I have two things to say to these and all police officers in the city of Cleburne. Keep up the good work. And, if you ever stop me, please let me off with a warning.
Our first impression of Cleburne
My husband and I drove to Cleburne recently to find out what your town has to offer. We were pleasantly surprised and want to experience more.
The first person we spoke to was the manager of TigerMart No. 3 next to the exit we took to come downtown. He was great. What a perfect example of an ambassador for your town. I felt like he knew what information I wanted and even made a phone call to get the location of your chamber of commerce and give us directions. I left the gas station counter feeling like he really cared for me and was cheerful and sincere because.
What a tribute to TigerMart and a resident of the Cleburne area. Because of him, we’ll come back.
Our next stop was your chamber and a wonderful conversation with Carl Watson, your tourism director. He knows a great deal of history about your area and made all kinds of recommendations of places to visit, places to eat and things to see while we were there. Because of him, we’ll come back.
One of the places Carl mentioned was The Lemon Sisters Café and Bakery. So, off we went and we weren’t disappointed.
Angela Reynolds and Robin Mullen are friends and owners of the restaurant and Cindy Foley waited on our table. It was all so delicious and the restaurant employees and atmosphere were great too. They chatted with us about Cleburne’s things to see and do and kept my tea glass full the whole time. Because of them, we’ll come back.
We drove around the downtown area and noticed the wonderful old architecture, homes and buildings that are being restored. It’s very comforting to be reminded of my days growing up in New York State over 50 years ago, and that even today’s younger people do consider and take history and building restoration very seriously here. The various painted tall wall murals are magnificent and could well be studied in detail with the discerning eye for days just sitting in the parking lot admiring them. They tell colorful stories of history from way back to the recent past and make a memorable visit historically come alive for all ages.
I just wanted to let you know what a great town you have going for you and the people in it too.
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