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Bev's Burner
Some's Hot, Some's Not 

By B.K. Carter

"Bev Carter is the owner/publisher of the Fort Bend Star, winner of numerous state and national awards. She has been a voice of Fort Bend's largest circulated newspaper for 30 years."


This should be fun.....There is an adage in politics which says, “Party with the Democrats but vote with the Republicans.” Heretofore, I’ve pretty much voted with the Republicans until this last eight-year fiasco coupled with their insistence that one must pass a litmus test about abortion before being a “true Republican.”

But I thought this year I would try the “partying with the Democrats” thing. The only problem is that I’m getting too old to party with anyone.

However, I decided that since I couldn’t go to Washington, D.C. for Obama’s inauguration, I could attend the local Democratic Party’s Inaugural Ball and since it ends at 10 p.m. I figured that was about my speed.

So if you too can’t get to Washington, D.C. but would like to mark this historical occasion, you can still attend an inaugural celebration right here in Fort Bend County.

The Fort Bend Democrats Club is having a bash to celebrate the inauguration of President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, January 20 at Sugar Creek Country Club. The event will have music by a jazz band, light supper fare, auction items, dancing, and a big screen television for watching the balls in DC. It is black tie optional.

At this point in time, tickets are $50 which you can pay online or at the door, but you need to call with reservations. Call JoAnn at 281-341-5489.

Don’t watch the news.....The other day I had to stay home most of the day and I had my television on CNN or MSNBC most of the day (Well, except for Dr. Phil and Oprah. Oh, okay, I did watch The View also.) Except for Dr. Phil, Oprah and The View, I was bombarded by dire predictions of economic chaos. By the end of the day, even I was ready to jump out the window, although I don’t have that much in the stock market.

All the news channels have no other news at this time so the economic news is unrelenting--hour after hour. I told someone the other day that I wished O.J. would do something else to give the channels something to run.

I wouldn’t recommend a “ Nero fiddling while Rome burns” attitude, but this recession could become a self-fulling prophecy where we all sit around and watch the news on television.

The newspapers are at least a little more circumspect. There is usually one story about the economy, but the print media is not full of dire predictions. So I would just say again, “Don’t watch Ethel.”

Are we sure?....Ann Coulter is making the rounds on the interview programs with her new book . I can’t understand why anyone takes her seriously. This is all about money. She says the most outrageous things and people either swear at her or defend her.

Me, I wish she would cut that hair she keeps flipping back. I don’t blame her for wearing skirts with too little material because legs are her best feature.

But she ought to wear a scarf to hide that huge Adam’s Apple. And that voice. Are we really sure she was born a woman?


Contact bkcstar@earthlink.net, if you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column. Write a SIGNED letter to the editor with valid day time phone number--name can be withheld by request.

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