Text The Times.

Text The Times.

Addicts, they lie to themselves, to each other, their families, friends, those who try to help them. They steal, they cheat, they hurt others to support their addictions. It is not a good idea to bring masses of them into our community. We have enough problems without multiplying them with this new prison. And it is a prison, not only a rehab facility. [ Editor’s Note: I would think that your first two statements run sort of contradictory to your conclusion]

*** Well, the city didn’t finish what it started at Colonial and Meadowbrook, and now its it worst shape than it was before.

[ Editor’s Note: Hopefully, you saw the notice ( and pictures to back up exactly what you’re saying) in the paper last Thursday. Since I live pretty close to that intersection, I’m looking forward to having it fixed, too]

*** Community corrections will need to replace hospital doors with ones that are more secure, windows will have to be screwed shut (from the outside). I wonder if they’re doing that to keep them in. Surely nobody in their right mind would try to escape such nice accommodations — unless the cravings that got them there in the first place is more than they bear. I can’t help but wonder what the conversation would sound like if it were located next to the country club. But I guess it all depends on whose ox is being gored. [ Editor’s Note: First off, kudos for your use of “ whose ox is being gored.” I haven’t hear that one in a long time. It’s sort of biblical, from Exodus or something. Anyhoo… I’m sure all the necessary renovations to the facility will be made before any new occupants show up]

*** The American Grandma of Sui Reinya doesn’t understand how a touch Base lamp functions. She lied about buying it for Lashundra D. Martin as a toddler and then stated it stopped working because it ran out of batteries. She completely overlooked the Cord used to power the lamp on from off. Maybe it was the crazy lamp shade it had. It looked like a combined insect with flowers surrounded in sadness or misery. Just like her life is now. [ Editor’s Note: Every now and then, we get a text that, well, I just don’t know what to say about it. I mean, those are all words, and they sort of form sentences, but I can not for the life of me figure out what they mean. It’s almost like it’s some kind of code, and I’m afraid by running it, I’ve just helped some secret organization send a message out to its members or something. So, apologies all around if that is the case. So remember, the field mouse is fast, but the owl sees at night…]

*** I keep reading blaming everything on last few years but 8 years prior didn’t say all those ugly articles against prior president! We need to come together. That is the true American way & Jesus’s way!

[ Editor’s Note: I promise you, no matter who sits in the White House, roughly half of the population is going to be wailing and gnashing their teeth.

Remember, only about half of the voting population actually votes, and only about half of them vote for the eventual winner, so you’ve got three- quarters of the population that feel it’s their prerogative to complain about the job the president is doing, and THAT is the true American way, it seems… though I think Jesus would suggest a different way]

*** A bad manager can take a good staff and DESTROY it, causing the best employees to FLEE and the remainder to lose all MOTIVATION. Thank you, Text the Times. [ Editor’s Note: This is certainly true. I have, at different points in my professional life, been in charge of a group of people and part of a group of people under a manager. In other words, I’ve been the boss and I’ve been bossed. And management style, regardless of the industry or profession, goes a long way to not only having an efficient and effective staff, but also retaining said staff. Sure, money can make a tough job worth doing, and enjoying one’s job can make low pay easier to take, but effective leadership ( or lack thereof) can make a huge impact on employees]


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