Monday, April 9, 2012
Funny how earmarks are a bad thing, unless they are yours. Remember that come election day.
Read the letters in today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Reviews on movies and earmarks. Neither receives a passing grade.
I see where U.S. Rep. Kay Granger along with fellow House Republican deficit hawks Mike Rogers and Louis Gohmert want to reinstate Republican Party federal earmarking. I guess Granger feels it's worth the risk of ignoring her Tea Party constituents if she can ensure the endless continuation of her son's Trinity River Vision dole.
-- Preston Matthiesen, Fort Worth
We should know if our sacrosanct Trinity River visionaries will limit the films to be broadcast at their drive-in theater. "Visionaries" must protect children and those of us with vestiges of taste and modesty from whatever Hollywood is peddling as it, in the words of the late Daniel Patrick Monyihan, relentlessly continues "defining deviancy down."
Who will these movies attract? What will they term a 40-foot-tall, full-color, gangland killing seen by families driving on North Main Street or a steamy seduction scene displayed to children in the apartments on Samuels Avenue? What will the night-class students see from the windows up above in our expensive junior college lecture halls?
-- Joy Douglass, Edgecliff Village