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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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Best of Cadillac/Manistee

- March 26th, 2012  

RECREATION, HISTORY and that smalltown feel greet visitors heading north on highways US-31 and US-131. Cadillac and Manistee serve as the gateways to Northern Michigan, welcoming “flatlanders” to all we have to offer. Express readers voted for the businesses that help make these anchor counties home to both locals and visitors alike.

HANGING OUT

All-round hangout: Maggie’s Tavern
20-something hangout:Shamrock Tavern
Live music: The Pines
Dance seen: The Pines
Happy hour: Shamrock
Place to meet singles: The Pines
Place for a first date: Lakeside Charlies

SHOPPING

Hair Salon: Platinum Noir
Natural products shop: Natural Foods
Window displays: Brink’s Framing
Art gallery: Brink’s Framing
Stylish resale shop: Atomic Closet
Independent apparel: Suvi Boutique
Men’s store: RJ Grant’s
Place for chocolate: Sweet Shoppe
Jewelry store: Wexford Jewelers
Eclectic Gifts store: Surroundings

DINING OUT

Restaurant staff: The Timbers
Lunch: Shay Station
Bread/bakery store: Blue Heron
Bar food: Maggie’s Tavern

Breakfast: Captain’s Cafe
Family restaurant: Lakeside Charlies
Gourmet restaurant: Herman’s European Cafe
Pasta: The Marina
Mexican: Herraduras
Appetizers/small plates: The Timbers
Fast Food: Dawg House
Salads: Lakeside Charlies
Pizza: Big Als
Coffee Hangout: Shay Station
Burger: Rico’s
Seafood: Lakeside Charlies
Steak: Bungalow Inn
Desserts: The Timbers
Outdoor deck scene: Food Factory

 
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