“I get quite a razzing from my grandkids about my continuing addiction to watching and re-watching my old Saturday westerns from the 1940s. Caught a Hopalong Cassidy yarn from 1944 on the tube today. Seems Sheriff Hoppy and all the good guys were standing down a bunch of bad guys who were bent on voter suppression, election meddling and some serious ballot box stuffing. Voter suppression, election meddling and ballot box stuffing? My, my — such fanciful plots those old timers could come up with!” — Clyde Peterson, Houston.

 

“It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” — Yogi Berra, U.S. baseball player, coach.

“So, then there’s the story about President Donald Trump ridiculing that corpulent guy at one of his recent rallies. The Donald has quite a taste for sticking pins in all kinds of folks, but this time he’s really stuck his neck out: Alienating America’s pot-bellied vote is something no politician should risk.” — Clyde Peterson.

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