As I was growing up in the â60s, I was very happy when I got my first job at the Sweetwater Reporter as a route carrier. My mom was raising us kids and the money didnât get around very far, but with me having a job, I had planned to contribute to the family and hopefully make life better for all.
Something that happened recently, which I thought was pretty notable, was The Barackâs limousine, nicknamed âThe Beastâ (which I find very appropriate), breaking down in Israel. Truthfully, other than when this same car, or maybe one of its look alike copies was stuck on a sharply angled drive sometime back, I hadnât given the Presidential limo a lot of thought.
CNN on line recently ran an article concerning two World War II pilots. One had been returning to base in a badly torn B-17, his crew injured, dead and dying. The other was a German fighter pilot who saw the wounded aircraft and went after it. When he realized the condition of the crew, he took a protective stance and saw the Allied craft safe from German ground fire until close to safety â despite the fact that one more âkillâ would have made him an ace.
There is an old saying, "Be careful what you wish for, you might get it." I escaped from the madness and turmoil of the oil boom in Midland and moved to Sweetwater on Nov. 8, 2012. I wanted a place to live where the pace of life was slow and easy. My father and grandfather are buried in the Sweetwater Cemetery and that is where I will be buried when the Lord calls me home. I found a nice community where people are friendly, etc.
I heard on a commercial that an auto maker was going to install a laptop computer in one of their cars. Now what kind of sense does that make when states are making it illegal to talk or text on your cell phone. I guess they think that operation a computer while driving will not distract you like operating a cell phone does. Now I have heard about the dumbest thing lately with this idea. Hey you cannot talk or text but it's ok to operate a computer.
Clif Worsham, Sweetwater
So, here we are, a couple of weeks or so into the "sequestration" and basically nothing has happened. I mean other than Obama and the left having used the cover of the sequester to take pot shots at a few groups they don't like (apparently air traffic controllers are unpopular with The Barack). Additionally it seems they have used the opportunity presented by the budget non-cuts to close up or stop some things they must have already wanted to do away with.
Now that we're a week or so into the apocalypse, or as the media and the left like to call it, sequestration, I miss the United States as it used to be with a smooth running, efficient, people-friendly federal government. I guess now that all those necessary (critical) government services have come to an end what I probably miss the most is how efficiently and fairly the government gathered money from the masses and then used it for the common good (I would make a joke here about the stock market crashing, but the way things are right now, that might really happen).
Itâs that time again â by this time next week Sweetwater will have trebled in size, and we proudly hold forth with the Worldâs Largest Rattlesnake Roundup. Newman Park will resemble a tent city, and parking any where near the coliseum is nearly impossible (although downtown will be deserted!). As the vendors offer their wares in the flea market, there are a few things to remember â just to stay out of trouble!