“The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”
Mark Twain……Someone asked my son the other day if I were still alive and I thought of the above Mark Twain quip. However, there have been days in the past two weeks when I might have wished the above. I’ve never had back trouble before and I now have a whole new feeling of sympathy for those who do. But I’m on the mend and if this column doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, blame the drugs.
The sheriff……I swear I started thinking about this before January 1st, but just haven’t felt like writing. I don’t what you to think I’m copying some of the national media who have started giving President Obama a tongue lashing for doing the same as our newly elected sheriff, Troy Nehls. It hit me in the face when a picture of the new sheriff’s command staff was released. Here it is right here:
Guess what is missing from the picture? I don’t see any African-American faces, or Asian faces, or Latino faces, or FEMALE faces. Well, okay, there may be an African American face way down there at the end. I can’t tell for sure. But mostly I’m seeing a bunch a fluffy white boys.
I know it’s early in his administration, but the last sheriff that was sworn in, I gave a pass for a little while longer. This one, not so much. Sheriff Nehls should know better.
I didn’t’ call him because I’m sure he will tell me that he just hired the best person for the job.
That’s what they all say. But it’s funny to me that the best person for the job is invariably male.
As far as I’m concerned, this command staff is a slap in the face to all the females who worked so hard to get him elected.
I know Nehls worked very hard himself. Probably the hardest I’ve ever seen anyone work. So maybe he thinks he’s the only one who worked for him .
I also realize one has to trust their command staff. They are the people you expect to carry out your policies. But I don’t see why Sheriff Nehls doesn’t trust more females.
The U.S. Representative……I did call Pete Olson after the vote on the “fiscal cliff.” (I know everyone is sick of that phase but it is easily recognizable.) I called him to find out if he has joined the Tea Party since most of the Texas delegation that voted to reject President Obama’s deal are Tea Party members.
Olson said he voted for the people of Texas that he represents, about 700,000 of them.
Then Rep. Olson and I had a conversation about how he was trying to cut government but yet he has always drawn a government paycheck: first in the navy, then as an assistant to John Tower, and then John Cornyn. I guess I don’t understand why he wants to bite the hand that fed him all of his adult life.
Don’t get me wrong. I like Pete Olson personally. I just don’t like his politics and that fact that not only does he vote in lock step with all the radical Republicans, he opens his mouth and their talking points fall out. Pete, Pete, Pete.
I wonder if Republicans say it long enough and loud enough, it will come true, ah la Karl Rove on election night.
Am I the only one who noticed?…..Juanita Jean often talks about little spittle things that comes out of the corners of someone’s mouth. I know what she means but I have never actually seen it. Until recently.
When Wayne LaPierre, executive vice-president of the NRA appeared on “Meet the Press,” he honestly had little spittle things coming out the corner of his mouth.
I tried to look it up on YouTube and direct you there so you could see for yourself, but the picture was too grainy. Probably a good thing.
B.K. Carter is the owner/publisher of the Fort Bend/Southwest Star. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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