Label columnist as political writer
Although I appreciate the opportunity for a valued local senior who has lived an interesting and dedicated life to write a weekly column in our newspaper, I do not appreciate that column not being labeled what it frequently is, a Republican conservative political analyst assessment. Verna Bernham’s column identifies her as a retired foreign service officer and local resident. However, she has wandered into political commentary the majority of her columns. Other such columns ( not local) correctly identify authors as political commentators. Please identify her correctly when she makes political commentary and invite the opposite side equal time for a local resident.
Linda Smith, Kerrville
Response to Shelton on Trump, Republicans
I accept the fact that Gene Shelton has the right to bash our President; however, his painting with a broad brush including all Republicans is too much. If you prefer to publish such vitriol rather than any civilized debate, I, for one, will cancel my subscription to the Kerrville Daily Times. This man is out of his head and cannot see anything but that Hillary lost. His compass is stuck on Left to the detriment of our country.
James Coulter, Kerrville
Maybe Mexico needs its own southern wall
If President Trump is convinced that a U.S. southern border wall will stop immigrants, why isn’t he demanding that Mexico build its own southern border wall to stop Central Americans from entering Mexico on their way to the U.S.? Maybe we can pay for that wall also.
Eileen Block, Kerrville
In response to harsh words
I just finished reading the letter to the editor from Gene Shelton in the June 12 edition of The Times. He gravely insulted our duly elected president and commander in chief.
Good old Gene. We Trump supporters can always count on Good old Gene, as well as Cokie and Steven Roberts, to raise our blood pressure and to make us shake our heads in disbelief to the hate spewing forth from their one-way minds.
Here is a mild paragraph from Gene’s letter: “Now I fully understand the inability of people to admit error, and the lengths to which they will go to engage in delusional thinking, but you would think that occasionally reality would intrude into their world.”
I think Good Old Gene might have been in the bathroom shaving and looking at himself in the mirror when he thought of that profound statement. You think?
Gene, please get off the Trump-bashing bandwagon and channel your energy elsewhere. We Republicans, and I believe most Democrats, are tired of all the hate from all sources.
Before you write future letters, read Mrs. Verna Benham’s “How She Sees It” next to your letter. This is how one can politely, and with civility, bash both sides and leaving us readers nodding our heads “Yes, we agree.”
Phil Spalding, Kerrville