Parker County Today April 2016 - Page 99

Letter from the Editor Continued from page 4 “Super service, always on time and always quick to schedule a time. On rental properties that take a lot of abuse, Valtierra Cleaning makes them look like new carpet. They cleaned up a terrible mess in a duplex and saved me from having to buy new carpet. They are very prompt. Having respect for my time means very much to me.” Bill Kiker Weatherford Retail Grocer Valtierra Carpet Cleaning, Inc. Weatherford, TX • 817-599-9866 Partners With Parker County For a Clean Environment 800.350.3024 Progressive Waste Solutions is proud to serve all of Parker County’s solid waste needs. PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY Thanks for reading, Marsha Brown, Editor-In-Chief and Publisher, Parker County Today ... or it’s Free! APRIL 2016 whine. The Oscar for Best Actor was about to be presented and Babs is a big fan of Tom Hanks and has been since she saw  You’ve Got Mail. But alas, Leo won.  Then, almost as if he decided to act like he cared about something besides the fact that he finally actually won an Oscar, DiCaprio, 41, used most of his acceptance speech as a platform to talk about climate change. “I just want to say this — making  The Revenant  was about man’s relationship to the natural world, a world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history,” he said, adding that the production crew had to move to the southern tip of the planet to find snow. DUH! The crew ran out of deep snow in May and from then through August of 2015 they had to film in Argentina. Canada didn’t have enough deep snow in May.    “Climate change is real, and it’s happening right now,” DiCaprio said. “It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating. We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters or the big corporations, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world … and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.” By the end of his speech even the girl dogs were snoring.  Gee, Leo, why not just suspend movie filming until it was winter in Canada again and save all those carbon footprints? Oh, wait, could it be that the “politics of greed” reared its ugly head in the movie industry? I love Leo as much as the next person but I suspect that my father was correct. Acting like you’re someone you’re not, someone who was mangled by a bear but still had the courage and stamina to keep going, and making millions and millions of dollars to do it — it’s got to be a weird feeling, doesn’t it? I’d probably want to talk about something else too.  I hope you enjoy our April 2016 issue. The most thorough carpet cleaning on the planet 97