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How about some October surprises?

By Will Durst

Something craven infects political candidates as the days dwindle down to a precious few, especially when prospects for victory appear slimmer than an emaciated giraffe in a fun house mirror. It may be darkest before the dawn, but for those scheduled to be executed at first light, the darkness triggers a kind of dastardly creativity that those made of lesser stuff might characterize as desperation.

According to Trump, 99 percent of us are ‘losers’


The message I get from watching the presidential campaign circus is that Mr. Trump considers me and everyone I know losers. In his world of winners — defined as multi-millionaires and losers — defined as everyone else, 99 percent of the U.S. population are losers. It baffles me why anyone would even want to lead a nation of “losers.” By this simplistic measure, even Jesus Christ himself was a “loser.”

Treatment can make things worse

Dear Editor,

The great Roman orator Cicero believed a monarchy was the best form of government when the monarch was good, and the worst when he was bad. After reading about emperors like Nero and Caligula, I can readily understand the bad part. Cicero also said democracy is good when the people are virtuous, which he said is never. He said democracy by itself (that is, not mixed with other government forms) becomes mob rule, chaos, and then dictatorship.

Taking the high road


   Thanks to Lisa Prewitt, Jane Hughson and Melissa Derrick for a very well written Guest Column in the San Marcos Record on 9-25-2016. In it they outlined the history of H-E-B’s petition asking for a change in land usage on the land they own on the corner of Hunter Road and Wonder World Drive that would allow them to build a grocery store there.



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