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My Turn: Abortion: It’s a complicated issue

Here are a few thoughts in response to Dennis Gregory’s piece. As a starter, Texas’s governor didn’t pass the law; the legislature did — i.e., the people’s representatives. If their constituents don’t like it, some of the representatives that voted for it may not get re-elected; or the legislature may change the law.

Study up and stick to facts, please

Section A of WHT Aug. 29, reminded me why I sometimes feel as if people really do live in alternate universes. Both Bill Hastings and David Taylor were prompted to respond to Dennis Gregory’s poorly researched opinion piece (“Road to statehood littered with what ifs”) on Aug. 23.

Cinco de Mayo is not what you think

All the bars in Kona and parties across the whole country celebrated Cinco de Mayo last week. Many had no idea why they were partying. Ask almost anyone at a Cinco de Mayo party what they are celebrating and they will raise up their beer mug and shout, “It’s Mexico’s Independence day, their 4th of July!” Sorry, but Cinco de Mayo is not their Independence day, it’s all about a battle called the Battle of Puebla.