By LeaAnne Klentzman
Our fan base – love us or hate us – either way, the emotion is strong. And what more could a weekly “fish-wrap” ask for?
We at the Star strive to keep the pulse of the community on your driveway each week. It is very easy; if you don’t like us, don’t read us. Surely you have a trashcan nearby. If you do like us, read us and tell your friends, shop with our advertisers and join the party – we have fun and enjoy ferreting out the details that others refuse to expose. However, like it or not, we do tell the truth, and protect our sources to our own peril.
Just last week some anonymous person has started a Facebook page listed as fortbendstaronline. They have linked our Masthead, in brown scale, water splotched and backward. Makes one wonder, if you scroll over it backward real fast, does it displays demonic images? Nah, as pointed out in one of the comments on the page, it just reads RATS.
Yep, rats… that the best ya got? Well, RATS or STAR, we offer the reader information that we uncover about our community. It is not sugar coated, nor is it polished; it just is what it is. Anyone can find this information – it’s all public and it’s all at your fingertips. Wander off out there folks and see what is happening in the world around you, or just leave it to us. As you will learn, all the blabber about gossip, lies, and untruths all depends on whose ox is being gored.
That being said, to the creator of Fortbendstaronline, thank you. Spending your time and trouble to discount what we write is of the highest compliment. It confirms what we have always known. You do, in fact, read us, and we do, in fact, get right there, under your skin. You are welcome!
Now clearly, you folks who want to be us, like over there at fortbendstaronline want to be us. Really? According to your mission statement you are “Committed to righting wrongs and putting the truth in the open for all to see. Countering the unrestrained propaganda from the blue star of the east. Collaborating and coordinating to put Carter and crew out of business for good!” Well, come on! Just watch out for official oppression.
To further your agenda, let us give you credit for telling us what to do with our paper. It’s not as creative as we would have offered but, thank you for spending the time to think about us. Here are some of the things fortbendstaronline listed as uses for the Fort Bend Star newspaper (the one you hold in your hand) Target practice, soak up spilled coffee, litter box lining, line a bird cage, clean a window, block out windows in your Meth Lab (really, now there is a new business venture for police type folks), grill cleaner, emergency umbrella, and our personal favorite – a piñata!
Any way you slice it, we appreciate all your time, effort and ingenuity in finding uses for the Fort Bend Star newspaper. Thank you and Happy reading – we know you are – your secret is out!