Joe Clement, Wichita Falls
I was so inspired by Sunday's column " cash in on our birds" that I have come up with my own bird-brained ideas to stimulate our economy.
Under Obamanomics I will apply for a massive stimulus package and quickly before another city beats us to it. Such a package will be paid for at no cost to our citizens as I will be using the government's money as was done for "Cash for Clunkers" and cash for new homes. We'll call this new program "Cash for Birds."
To make our new airport bigger, better, and unique, we'll add a few extra runways and call them "bird landings." Then we'll give each bird an offseason pass to our water park. And we'll support our local arts by having "Big Bird" Broadway shows.
We can stimulate our taxpayer mattress factory by adding a shift that builds "Bird Nest Mattresses." We can make a better offer and turn the old General into a combo hotel/hospital for birds.
Here is just an example of the thousands of jobs I will create: security to keep the poachers out; maintenance to clean bird droppings; gift shop employees; guides for bird-watching tours; and the job list is endless.
I'll also be supporting several national bird-brained ideas such as colonizing the moon or selling untold amounts of our refined oil products to China and the rest of Asia so that Americans can pay more at the pump.
After spending all day Sunday on economic thought, I now feel connected to all my fellow fine-feathered friends as we join together to brainstorm new and innovative ways to spend YOUR tax money.
Russell Moore, Olney
Sorry for clinics?
How horrible that a woman has to hear a description of the development of her child and is offered a chance to hear the heartbeat, view a sonogram and wait 24 hours; she might make an informed decision and we can't have that. I'm sure in the past that the abortion clinic provided all the information needed in an impartial manner; I mean, it's not like they have an interest whether they perform an abortion or not do they? I feel so sorry for the clinics because they have had to hire a couple of more staffers to keep up with extra appointments; scheduling of the disposal of unwanted children is hard work you know.