|The Story|| Messenger headline: "Privatizing
EMS appears DOA".
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||***|
|The Spin||(1) Has there ever been so
much made out of nothing? and (2) That was a very funny headline
(although we didn't catch until a day or so later).
|The Story||Pastor Sonny Smith of First
Baptist Church of Boyd goes on a rant in a Letter to the Editor about
the sinful state of Wise County. He blames (1) the availability of
alcohol in Wise County as one of our major problems, (2) the Messenger for not taking a hard
stance against gays as "we've watched week after week as you've
glorified that which is abnormal", and (3) blames the Messenger for "your attacks on our
president [which] have been shameful and relentless and mostly
|The Spin||No offense, of course, to
all of you out there that are gay, drink, and read the Messenger.
expansion of the Decatur Hospital (it has a long name which we are too
tired to look up) announces that they will offer "naming rights" for
the new expansion priced at $5,000 for patient rooms and $6 million for
the whole hospital.
|The Spin||Hmmm. Injury
leads to a hospital stay. Which means someone must be to blame. Money
at stake. We can see it now: "The
Texas Hammer Hospital".
|The Story|| The Republican Party met in
Wise County last week with State Rep. Phil King scheduled to be the
guest speaker. He failed to show up.
|The Spin||Rumor has it that he wasn't
exactly sure where Wise County was located.
|The Spin||After waiting for Phil King to
appear, Republican County Chairman D.A. Sharpe "said he felt the need
to have the party faithful say a prayer for King."
|The Spin||The party faithful were
stunned to hear the Voice of God reply "Who is Phil King?".
|The Spin||Some have suggested that county
commissioners be removed from office over the EMS scare but state law
allows a public official to be removed only for certain reasons
including "intoxication on or off duty caused by drinking an alcoholic
|The Spin||What an odd law. You would
think that being a commissioner would cause you to drink.