Support the presidency
The fallout from the recent termination of the Director of the FBI by the President is symptomatic of something very wrong going on in America. At a time when we should be united in defense of our borders and our way of life, more attention is being spent on sowing seeds of suspicion and internal conspiracy than on constructive application of our creativity and industriousness.
I would think one should give greater credence to the President’s unequivocal statement of the events and reasons that accumulated to form his decision than to the rhetoric of those who propose alternative conspiracies based on little more than unfounded hypotheses of international subterfuge or circumstantial timing!
Sadly, too many people prefer bad news to good news and have not yet considered this “preponderance of evidence” in a balanced manner, with the result that they presume him guilty without fair trial!
Sadly, I think this is another effort of disenfranchised gremlins who will not let history be. It is now more important for those who opposed Donald Trump to adopt a position of acceptance of truth rather than denial: that the process laid out in our Constitution properly placed Donald J. Trump in the oval office. We should at the very least be supporting the presidency and respecting the President’s powers while at the same time remaining aware of their limits; whether or not we would do the same as he.
The inappropriate verbal attacks that seem to be inevitable usually do little good except for identifying the offenders who launch them. They do not often result in positive solutions but more likely tend to create unanticipated adverse consequences and collateral victims.
Let us hope that The United States of America does not become one!
Roadway changes needed
by Lamar High School
Summer is coming, and it is a great time to make changes for the better. Changes suggested below, however might require cooperation between the city (Rosenberg) and the school district (Lamar Consolidated ISD).
I have the occasion to pass by Lamar High School in the morning and sometimes in the evening. I work in the area, and live in Sugar Land, so I don’t have any kids in school here.
Some changes and/or safety concerns which would enhance the safety of students around Lamar High School will be suggested in this letter. I have little hope that any will be addressed, but out of concern for the safety of the students, I will make them (again) anyway.
They have been expressed by me several times in the past, but nothing has been done:
Some sort of traffic controls need to be instituted on Mustang, in front of the school (the road is in such bad condition, perhaps this could be part of a paving project). The institution of an island in the center of the street would address some of these; perhaps a barrier on the island could address part of the problem also.
Parents dropping off/picking up will sometimes stop in the middle of the road (this is going both directions), and the students will pile out of both sides of the car without apparently paying attention to the traffic.
Parents will also make u-turns in the center of the street, in the center of the block, often without signaling.
Students cross the road not only at the intersections, but in the center of the block, without paying attention to the traffic.
The crossing guards [crossing, not intersection guards] at Lane and Mustang will stop traffic all directions to allow students to cross the intersection diagonally, rather than simply crossing Lane to one corner, then crossing Mustang. This results in a traffic buildup on Lane and Mustang, and could be dangerous to the students if some driver became frustrated by the excessive delays.
Along Herndon, the students walk in the uneven gravel along the side of the road. If it has been raining, or even to get a more even surface to walk on, some will walk on the edge of the road. Since the school district owns the land on both sides of Herndon, it would have been nice if a little bit of the money which was used to build the (probably) million-dollar-plus athletic facility on the west side of Herndon to build a sidewalk on the east side of Herndon. I guess a sidewalk isn’t as exotic as baseball fields.
Before someone says that there is not a problem here, you might talk to some who work in the area or have occasion to drive by. You might even come out to the area around the school during the time school starts up to actually view it for yourself.
Thanks for column on bad language
I appreciate and welcome your voice regarding the language in the mentioned movies.
It’s a feel good to see viewpoints like yours for the good of today’s younger generation.