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Nov. 26, 2010 at 5:26 a.m.


THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to both high school football teams. They make us mighty proud. Thanks.

Seth, Victoria

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to putting the Sandcrabs winning on the back page in the corner.

Trish, Port Lavaca

Thumbs-down to Congressman John Boehner for saying the following: "I believe that the health care bill that was enacted by the current Congress will kill jobs in America, ruin the best health care system in the world, and bankrupt our country..." (actual quote found on the Internet here:

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A25DB20101103).

If he is to make claims that our health care system as it was is the best in the world, he should be required by law to disclose where he got that information and on whose standards it is based.

If the advertising industry is required to provide truth in advertising, then politicians who make statements like the one Congressman Boehner made must also provide truth in their promotion of their party's position, which is a form of advertising.

As Joe Main Street, I want to be able to objectively evaluate and see if I believe the statement he made based on the source of his information.

Jennifer, Victoria

FROM THE EDITORIAL BOARD

THUMBS-UP

Thumbs-up to Domingo Estrada who was a featured dancer on the over of Dance Magazine's November issue. The article featured the Mark Morris Dance Group of which Estrada is a member. Estrada is a Victoria native.

Thumbs-up to the Coastal Bend Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation for donating turkeys to families in need. The organization also works to protect wild turkeys.

Thumbs-up to Cuero's Christmas in the Park, which lighted Monday.

Thumbs-up to Berclair Mansion in Berclair. The historic structure houses many treasures including antiques and items predating the 1800s.

Thumbs-up to Tojuana "TJ" Escobar who won the dispatcher award: For the third year in a row a Victoria dispatcher has been named dispatcher of the year for the state EMS group, which is unheard of.

Thumbs-up to Magic Radio and Revista for giving away 300 turkeys on a first come first serve basis.

Thumbs-up to the Salvation Army Thanksgiving dinner.

Thumbs-up to the Goliad Pharmacy celebrating its 140th anniversary at Christmas in Goliad. The pharmacy has served as a staple in the small town and employees and customers alike share stories of growing up in the store. The pharmacy will host a health fair at Christmas in Goliad, complete with diabetes and blood pressure screenings.

THUMBS-DOWN

Thumbs-down to deer collisions.

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