To the editor: Eddie Griffin’s intellectually dishonest piece of propaganda (On Second Thought, March 31, 2010) attempts to portray all Republicans, Tea Partiers, and anyone else who disagrees with Obama’s policies for that matter, as racist.

I don’t disagree that the spitting, racial slurs, and threats are disgusting. Equally disgusting is Griffin’s lazy and irresponsible reaction of stereotyping entire groups of people based on the reprehensible actions of a few. So who’s the racist?

Max Pfiffner

(SMTX)FTW-300x250-NOV17Kathleen Hicks against payday lenders and the pawn shops (“The Price of Payday,” April 7, 2010) was exemplary reporting.

Hicks is committed to her constituents — to protect, serve, and make their neighborhood a better place to live. But the malignant forces that prey on underprivileged people in despair and poverty are making a tidal wave of problems for this devoted councilwoman.

As she said, she’d “never seen a council that rezoned another council member’s district when that member objected.” So much for transparency of the council and the right of the public to be informed of changes that affect their neighborhoods.

As for the mighty Mayor Mike Moncrief and other council members, most of them sit on their supercilious perches and don’t answer to anyone, especially the public that voted them in!

Council member Moss voted as Cash America lobbied him to. Maybe they should move all the pawnshops and payday lenders to his district. Quid pro quo for his allegiance.

Kathleen Hicks has the perseverance of a pit bull. I hope she wins in her fight against Moncrief and his malcontents.

Dee Taylor

Fort Worth


In a story about African sculptor Henri Pierre Mayakapongo (March 31, 2010), Debra Rohlfing’s job was described incorrectly, due to an editing error. She works at The Artful Bead, not Artful Hand. Both shops have shown Mayakapongo’s works. Fort Worth Weekly regrets the error.


More on Clinton

To the editor: Comments from R. Grauerholz (Letters, April 7, 2010) regarding the Clinton presidency (Static, March 24, 2010) displayed several inaccuracies, not the least of which were the exclusion of the Lewinsky debacle and the October 1993 military disaster in Somalia.

Lynn Gray Breaux

Fort Worth