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Letters 10-27-2014

Paging Doctor Dan: The doctor’s promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.

Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of Education decision in 2005.

U.S. No Global Police: Steven Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged with  performing military missions in other places in the world just because they have something we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to force them to live by the UN or our rules.

Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but generally there is a flurry of color.

NMEAC Snubbed: Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization. Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our mission.

Vote, Everyone: Election Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV, but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting your county parties and doing research.

Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a ‘product’ added to the public drinking water.

Meet The Homeless: As someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who the homeless are.

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Rothbury returns as Electric Forest Festival

- May 2nd, 2011
Summer Surprises
Barring some last-minute upheaval, the Electric Forest Festival is charged
up and ready to go as the replacement for the former Rothbury Music
Festival.
Located in the small town of Rothbury in western Michigan between Muskegon
and Ludington, the Rothbury Music Festival made national news and had a
two-year run before tanking and sitting out last year.
Now comes the Electric Forest Festival at the Double JJ Resort, with
attractions including a 60,000-square-foot Gold Rush Water Park and The
Sherwood Forest where concert-goers can hang their hammocks and enjoy art
installations amid the trees.
Set for June 30- July 3, the Electric Forest Festival will feature The
String Cheese Incident as headliners with other acts including REO
Speedwagon, Tiesto, bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Stephen Marley, Railroad
Earth, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and at least 20 other bands.
Weekend tickets are $239 plus fees, with camping available. See
http://electricforestfestival.com for info.

Dunegrass on the Move
The Dunegrass Music Festival takes a hike to a new location this Aug. 5-7
after years of bouncing around three locations in and around Empire. The
new setting for the 18th annual festival will reportedly be on a 100-acre
site in Almira Township near the Lake Ann Airport.
This year’s lineup includes Donna The Buffalo, My Dear Disco (now Ella
R!ot), The Macpodz, Ragbirds, Seth & May, Grasshoppah, Rootstand, The
Journeyman, Delilah Dewylde & the Lost Boys, Luke Winslow-King, Detour
Bluegrass, Jaik Willis, K. Jones & the Benzie Playboys, Graham Parsons &
the Go Rounds, Ralston Bowles, Song of the Lakes, Stella Jo Serrapere &
the Willie Dunns, Small Houses, Chris Bathgate, Susan Fawcett, Kung Fu
Rodeo, Nervous but Excited, Hawks & Owls, Abigale Stauffer, Nathan Kalish
& The Wildfire, North Shore, Lake2, Lucky Brown and The Deep End.
Check out ticket info and more at http://dungrassmusicfestival.org

Blissfest Announces Lineup
Folk legends Buffy Sainte-Marie and Tom Rush will headline the 31st outing
of The Blissfest July 8-10 near Cross Village.
Expect a worldbeat-and-roots-heavy show this year with other acts to
include Mountain Heart, Delhi2Dublin, The Good Lovelies, The Grand
Slamvovians, Oka, Frank Vignola Quartet, Carolyn Wonderland, Del Castillo,
The Defibulators, Taj Weekes and Adowa, Harry Manx, Gumbohead, Funky Butt
Brass Band, SHEL, Joel Mabus, Starelight Six, Beg Leg Emma, Kim Churchill,
MacPodz, Hymn For Her, Creolization, The Boot Hill Crooners, Younce Guitar
Duo, The Tray Birds, The Vermeers, Patchwork Pear and more.
Weekend tickets at $65 for members, $85 non-members are presently
available. Info: www.blissfest.org

Down the Road with City Opera House
The City Opera House in TC has announced its fall, 2011 and winter-spring
2012 lineup for those who prefer to purchase tickets far down the pike.
Starting Sept. 23 and running through April 29, 2012, acts will include
Wynton Marsalis, Steve Lippia & His Big Band: Simply Sinatra, The
Improvised Shakespeare Company, Eroica Trio, Christina and Michelle
Naughton, Skippyjon Jones, Eisenhower Dance: Motown In Motion, Nellie
McKay, Franc D’Ambrosio, and Natalie MacMaster.

Ticket info and more is available at www.cityoperahouse.org.

 
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