Thumbs-up, thumbs-down; it's your choice

Aug. 3, 2012 at 3:03 a.m.


Thumbs-up for the excellent editorial in the Advocate July 19 pertaining to local business and the example mentioned, Blessed by the Gift, Victoria's Bible bookstore.

Marle, Victoria

Thumbs-up to Bob Johnson and Tommy Means for their individual compassionate response to "Question of the Day" July 24 regarding survivors of the Goliad wreck.

Marle, Victoria


Thumbs-down to the direction of our country. I spent two years in Europe, which has Socialist government. I thought it was a good ideal until I took economics in my second year of college. Look up socialism and see what it means. By the way, I built my own business in 1958 and I worked hard from early morning till late at night. The government did not do it for me.

Troy, Victoria



Thumbs-up to Kim Pickens for having the courage to face her insecurities and for using social media for something positive.

Thumbs-up to JC Penney for offering free back-to-school haircuts through the month of August.

Thumbs-up to the MuZOOum Trot Camp for finding fun ways to teach kids about Texas history and habitats.

Thumbs-up and thank you to Korean War veterans who fought for our country and were honored at a ceremony in Victoria.

Thumbs-up to the plans for a parade honoring Vietnam veterans in Victoria.

Thumbs-up and thank you to Frank Flores, a Korean War veteran who had his first birthday party last week.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to all the winners of the July 31 primary runoff election.

Thumbs-up to Victoria's Commissioners Court for creating new regulations for aggressive dogs and sexually-oriented businesses.

Thumbs-up and congratulations to the winners of the Miss Victoria pageant.

Thumbs-up to Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas and all the other U.S. athletes competing in the Olympics.


Thumbs-down to stereotypes and false assumptions about people from all cultures.

Thumbs-down to the national media announcing Olympics results, but the events not being shown on TV until hours later.

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