Joni Ashbrook is a guest columnist for the Bastrop Advertiser. Follow link to full story –
A few days ago, you might have enjoyed the day off from work with a family barbecue or maybe you got a great deal on a mattress. Unfortunately, the meaning of Memorial Day has been lost to most of us, myself included. Memorial Day honors those who died fighting in a war. The day is intended to remind us of the sacrifice so many men and women gave to protect our freedoms here. Continue reading
You can make a big difference in defending the values we share as Americans!
We just received word that there are calls being made telling people that they can vote by phone — This is absolutely NOT TRUE!
Letter: America is not a business
Our country’s bottom line vision is to promote equality and strict moral values. America was not built to turn a profit like the egregious Epipen vision.
Opinion: Rabid right groups gain foothold with Trump
They call themselves the “alt-right,” as if a buzzword can camouflage a mindset of bigotry and hate. They have been skirting the far-right fringes of conservatism for years in relative obscurity. Now Donald Trump and his supporters in the right-wing media are helping the alt- right find the national spotlight it seeks.
Opinion: Wild West politics put guns on campus
We don’t need vigilantes sauntering around campuses. If you recall old western movies, vigilantes often blurred the lines between good and bad.
Conservative extremists spawned Trumpism
In accepting the nomination, Trump painted a bleak, fearful picture of a fractured America that had lost its greatness. It was the polar opposite of the optimism for America displayed at the Democratic convention. Click to continue article
Congratulations and Thanks are in order for local Democrat Bill McCann for his recent article on “bathroom bills” and the fake transgender crisis. Good job, Bill!
In case you missed the article in Thursday’s Bastrop Advertiser edition, it is re-published below.
CONSERVATIVES PLAY TRANSGENDER CON GAME
The conservative con is on again.
This time it’s about bathrooms. Actually, it’s not really about bathrooms. It’s about conservative extremists creating a fake crisis over transgender people using public bathrooms in order to pass laws to discriminate against citizens who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender… Continue to full article