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Can I ask why your "headline editor" doesn't get trained on this before they screw up? This is the usual practice in most "professional organizations". I must add that your headlines suck on many reported stories.
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How about "found dead in his home"? Please....
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You are right-on my friend! It is past time to face the reality that water is and will continue to be a precious resource. The use and expansion of this technology is part of the answer. The politicians have to get away from the old thinking that we can just confiscate people's land and build more reservoirs. The military uses DESAL units quite extensively. Expanding its use is the right thing to do. It can become a whole new production and marketing business, and allow the producers and consumers share in costs and profits - a sound proposal for addressing future water needs.
Why did you not use this headline in the paper that was more appropriate, rather than the one used that exhibited a lack of sensitivity, professionalism, and experience?
Thank you again VA for sensationalizing a story from a non-event. A simple discussion took place involving small pieces of the dress code policy that was REPEATEDLY quoted as an overall SUCCESSFUL and POSITIVE dress policy. Yes, I guess you missed reporting that, although it was emphasized numerous times in the discussion at which your reporter was in attendance. I think the community deserves better reporting from you.
Mike, I am sure you can recognize that in the world of politics nothing ever stays the same. One thing that I have learned is that whether Democrat or Republican.... if you stray too far from center and start the pendulum swinging, you will likely see it swing back, until it resumes some sort of center (at least until the next "crisis" or significant event gets it going again). That is exactly what is taking place in national politics, and the feeling of insecurity has drifted to the local level.
Both Dems and Repubs have displayed conservative and more "progressive" ideals at one time or another and have been successful in implementing change. The the most widely accepted and lasting endeavors are realized when such actions represent the core values of a widespread majority and do not represent disregard for the budgetary "bottom line".
Let's recognize that nearly all Americans manage households and most of us know when we have over-extended our expenditures to match our income. I think that Americans are excercising their liberty and right to vote to support the changes that represent their assessment of the state of the national business, our government. I think the people will continue to make choices upon where they expect dollars to be saved, or spent, in the best interest of our country. No one group or one person should have that authority, that arrogance, or disregard for the public trust without answering to the voting populace.
Does the birth certificate validate a newborn person's life and is what makes them worthy of protection under the law? Why must this document be required for the living to have rights? Are they not a living child before they leave the womb? People do ask for and deem it acceptable for government to get involved when people make poor choices for themselves and those they are responsible for. It is a shame that humanity has succumbed to making such "choices" for a matter of convenience.
BS, justa, and N45 have this one pegged. The socialites that put their stamp on this have missed on some very key points. The first was that the "decision" to "invest" in this venture was made from a wishful and idealistic premise that we will all just join hands to volunteer and support the leadership's decision. People are a lot smarter than that, especially when so many have difficulty in seeing where this is going. "Boots" just doesn't fit our town.
To make something like this successful, the planners need to get to work on a scope that highlights what binds our community together. I would guess that we have two or three predominant cultural influences in Victoria from which some common interest and efforts can be drawn that would provide the foundation for setting up an annual event and tourist draw. I think that having such an event that has a venue of food, music, and friendly competition would bring folks from far and wide. One would have to then ask what facilitities would be necessary to suit the expected crowds. We are likely 10 years behind our neighbors in Lavaca, Gonzales, and Jackson counties in that department.
Just what is there so popular in Victoria to wear or buy boots for? I'll suggest they take a good hard look at this venture, because many like myself just don't see the broad-based enthusiasm or where the facilities are to get it done. Kinda like "getting the cart before the horse".
I liked your writings, except on the V-thing, which sucked for home-town venue. Best of luck.