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Fort Bend County, At Large
By Cheryl Skinner

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of the writer. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Name can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number.


Signs of the times

We are already getting reports of political signs being put up, signs being torn down, signs being stolen and signs being posted at illegal locations. It comes with political activity and little, if anything, is ever done about those who violate the laws on this issue, but county-wide complaining is a sign of the times..

Over at one of the popular sites on the Internet hosted by an outspoken Democrat and community activist, a big hoopla has evolved over former Sugar Land Mayor Dean Hrbacekís miraculous physical transformation. Seems Deanís political advisors put his head on the body of another person on a piece or two of campaign literature. Dean is trying to get the Republican nomination and unseat Democrat Congressman Nick Lampson in the District 22 congressional race.

Well, after the entry was posted on the internet about a gazillion news organizations across the U.S. and even across the ocean, featured the story. The author of the original entry on the website compared Deanís actual body style to a Penguin rather then the cool hunk portrayed on the political hand out.

Iíd really never thought about it much but I now realize that subliminal messages can be really imbedded in the brain. I read the article on Dean and giggled like the rest of the world. I mean it isnít like he took funds from a corporation. I donítí think there is a campaign violation covering taking another personís body. How much you wanna bet there will be at some time in the future now that Dean has treaded into those uncharted waters. Anyhow, I laughed and went about my regular reporting type work, never really thinking any more about it.

Later I took a break to watch a National Geographic special. Onóare you going to believe thisópenguins. I still hadnít connected but as I looked at the thousands of birds waddling across the icy slopes in their natural tuxedos, all I could see was Dean Hrbacekís face plastered on their squatty little bodies! That wasnít a pretty sight!


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