Reader says rejecting school bond would send bad message to military

To the Editor:

When the proposed KISD bond issue comes before taxpayers, they should remember the impact Fort Hood has in Killeen. Business and individual livelihoods depend totally on the economic behemoth that arrived here in 1942.

While Killeen has worked hard to provide services and support to military members who reside on post and in our neighborhoods, our commitments to soldiers’ welfare must continue to help prove our city is worthy of the continued presence of the post.

Fort Hood soldiers are fighting all over the world, risking their lives and testing their families’ resolve while they deploy over and over to areas of danger, confusion, and hardship.

While they must worry constantly about family circumstances at home, they have never had to worry about their children’s education. KISD has always provided quality educators and facilities because our military benefactor deserves it, and has earned it, not to mention millions of Impact Aid dollars it contributes.

Voters must approve the bonds. Not only are they necessary, but disapproval would be a signal to the military that soldiers are not nearly as important in Killeen as a few dollars in its pockets.

Kenneth Ray

Killeen

(9) comments

Alvin

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@dailymajor:
Copy: 'You and Mr. Kenneth Ray are just trying to belittle people with statements like this. And I think I answered the statement by Mr. Ray by suggesting that 'if people was in that frame of mind, then it was not because of these various bases being shutdown and I considered this to be an erroneous statement. Not everything revolves around a school district, The military just might figure in to these decisions.' End of copy.
What did you not understand????
You are a person that does not know how to extricate yourself so you continue to go along the lines in a never ending fashion. you get on this role of trying to belittle someone, as if this is the only way to extricate yourself and you just keep digging the hole you are in deeper. Like your use of the 'rant' and your verbiage about 'You go into a meaningless speech, trying to impress.'. Well in my book, that is far down the road when you try to impress with words like 'rant' when you just don't know how to hold a message, or debate if you will. You are a 'looser' and you don't even know how to extract yourself from these conditions.
Again, I feel sorry for you for you are,I guess, what I would class as 'an educated dummy' and can't see the way out. Why don't you run for political city office, that way I can cast my stones in a never ending fashion.
Look at the article that is in today's newspaper:
Copy: 'Former councilman files for Killeen council election' End of copy.
This will give you some idea of 'why' I am so adamant about the way this town is being ran.
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Alvin

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@dailymajor: I've got one, trying to get you straightened out.
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Alvin

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@ daily major: As usual, you seem to confuse facts with fiction.
As I recall, you 'claimed' in your statement the question ' how would Mr. Gray be exploiting our children and military for his personal greed and political connections that he would personally profit from?'
What @jbtsr really stated, 'That is the biggest pile of dung explanation and excuse to encourage families to vote in more debt and financial burden on others. It’s like tactic politicians us, “it’s for the children!” It’s getting old people. Stop exploiting our children and military for your personal greed and political connections that you personally profit from.'
@Kenneth Ray: his statement was: ''Voters must approve the bonds. Not only are they necessary, but disapproval would be a signal to the military that soldiers are not nearly as important in Killeen as a few dollars in its pockets.'
Now as to 'my comment' in reference to jbtsr: 'I agree with you. This is just another attempt to 'keep the voter in line by assuming that not to vote would be disastrous to the city. Well I must say that I am in total disagreement with this concept and would say that by the cities of San Francisco, Vallejo, Los Angeles loosing the naval bases, the by the cities adjacent to George, Castle, Mather, all closing Air Force facilities, just to name a few, that this was a direct attribute to a school system, and a city, not bothering to vote for an enormous bond of $426 million dollars and a city bond that will provide the street traffic to the tune of $30 million dollars, and all, in most instances, just to support a housing program that will be to the benefit of just a few. Shame on you Kenneth Ray.'
Now as to your question: Who in the devil is Mr. Gray and what did this statement have to do with the price in China for goodness sake's? You throw out names as if you think everybody and his dog is thoroughly familiar with everybody.
You and Mr. Kenneth Ray are just trying to belittle people with statements like this. And I think I answered the statement by Mr. Ray by suggesting that 'if people was in that frame of mind, then it was not because of these various bases being shutdown and I considered this to be an erroneous statement. Not everything revolves around a school district, The military just might figure in to these decisions.
And @dailymajor, dailymajor, dailymajor: Your statement was: 'I asked one simple question of someone else, not you, which you did not answer... Instead you took off on one of your meandering rants.' This was my response to both you and Mr. Ray because you were not clear by your statement of ' exploitation of our children and the military for his personal greed and political connections' and Mr. Ray in his statement concerning the victimization of 'innocent military and children alike. And if you think that 'I was not clear in my answer', I will endeavor to further clarify for you just what it is that my answer to you did not clear up for you.
And as to your question as to the use of the word, 'extol', it means to 'laud, exalt, or glorify'.
And your final 'question': 'How did I "extol this virtue"? Which virtue is that, and how did I "extol " it?' I was simply saying that 'by your benevolence, which can mean 'by the love of yourself''.
Needless to say, you have a personality that comes out in dribbles. You condescend others. Maybe it's from your military background, and I paraphrase here: 'I issued orders to everyone'.
And a final parting of the ways, 'I just don't give a R.A. What you think of me or my credibility, but I will not let you continue to impart your one sided vision of 'what is to be the standard of Killeen'.
Now if you want to continue with this one sided conversation, well I'm game so 'as the announcer said, Come on down'. Or as was said: I didn't fall off of the turnip wagon', or I've seen the world and it doesn't show me very much'.
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dailymajor

Alvin, as is your usual schtict, you never answered either question I asked, you just took off in a rant that had nothing to do with my question....YOU,...you are talking to me about being educated and having a "love for yourself"? That is past sad. Condescending? I asked a simple question. You go into a meaningless speech, trying to impress. Sad, so sad...My one sided vision? Just what vision is that, all omnipotent one? YOU don't know come here from sic em, and yet you are trying to impress upon the world how intelligent you are? Like to compare educational as well as vocational backgrounds, mr. I know it all ?...Just stick to the facts, and don't rant and rave, as per usual m o.

Alvin

This is the personal opinion of this writer.
Copy: 'Voters must approve the bonds. Not only are they necessary, but disapproval would be a signal to the military that soldiers are not nearly as important in Killeen as a few dollars in its pockets.' End of copy.
@jbtsr: I agree with you. This is just another attempt to 'keep the voter in line by assuming that not to vote would be disastrous to the city. Well I must say that I am in total disagreement with this concept and would say that by the cities of San Francisco, Vallejo, Los Angeles loosing the naval bases, the by the cities adjacent to George, Castle, Mather, all closing Air Force facilities, just to name a few, that this was a direct attribute to a school system, and a city, not bothering to vote for an enormous bond of $426 million dollars and a city bond that will provide the street traffic to the tune of $30 million dollars, and all, in most instances, just to support a housing program that will be to the benefit of just a few. Shame on you Kenneth Ray.
And @dailymajor: Shame on you too if you are resorting to tactics like this:
Copy: 'jbtsr, how would Mr. Gray be exploiting our children and military for his personal greed and political connections that he would personally profit from?' End of copy.
It's copy like this that I am objecting to:
Copy: ' soldiers are not nearly as important in Killeen as a few dollars in its pockets.' End of copy.
That is to say on the illegal alien problem, 'DACA: They came here as children and this is their home'. Well for the first thing, it's been said before, Why did they spend 15, 20, 25, years or more living as an illegal, in the shadows, and not trying for citizenship'???? Why do illegals and refugees try to get into the United States and then resort to 'bending the rules that our forefathers put into place just to try to avoid a repeat of such offenses????
Yes I am very much a supporter of 'our original constitution'. I believe that the concept that the people of this country, thru cultural concepts stood to gain that inherent concept that all men should be free and not beholden to a land owner, and I believe in the concept of this constitution that in order to maintain our culture, a person should be born of both parents that are citizens of the country', IE: 'a Natural Citizen'. Both are being eaten away by 'others' who so not know this as a principle.
Now you @dailymajor can impart your trying to say that I do not speak of facts, only rant and rave, but 'can you dispute any of the things that I have said here????
This departs from the original issue of this article, but extends to 'what a person who gives of this city a sum of what he/she is paid for his/her due, not excluding what others say and impart by this latitude of discretionary taxation'. The shame is on you to extol this virtue.
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dailymajor

Alvin, Alvin, Alvin....I asked one simple question of someone else, not you, which you did not answer... Instead you took off on one of your meandering rants. You jumped in, but never gave a direct answer, as usual.......How did I "extol this virtue"? Which virtue is that, and how did I "extol " it?..Alvin, just close it. You have no credibility with me. If I have a question of you, which I won't, I will ask it.


dailymajor

Alvin,....Get a life.

jbtsr

That is the biggest pile of dung explanation and excuse to encourage families to vote in more debt and financial burden on others. It’s like tactic politicians us, “it’s for the children!” It’s getting old people. Stop exploiting our children and military for your personal greed and political connections that you personally profit from.

dailymajor

jbtsr, how would Mr. Gray be exploiting our children and military for his personal greed and political connections that he would personally profit from?

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