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Letters 02-08-2016

Less Ageism, Please The January 4 issue of this publication proved to me that there are some sensible voices of reason in our community regarding all things “inter-generational.” I offer a word of thanks to Elizabeth Myers. I too have worked hard for what I’ve earned throughout my years in the various positions I’ve held. While I too cannot speak for each millennial, brash generalizations about a lack of work ethic don’t sit well with me...Joe Connolly, Traverse City

Now That’s an Escalation I just read the letter from Greg and his defense of the AR15. The letter started with great information but then out of nowhere his opinion went off the rails. “The government wants total gun control and then confiscation; then the elimination of all Constitutional rights.” Wait... what?! To quote the great Ron Burgundy, “Well, that escalated quickly!”

Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Healthy foods and exercise are important for children of all ages. It is important for children because it empowers them to do their best at school and be able to do their homework and study...

Mascots and Harsh Native American Truths The letter from the Choctaw lady deserves an answer. I have had a gutful of the whining about the fate of the American Indian. The American Indians were the losers in an imperial expansion; as such, they have, overall, fared much better than a lot of such losers throughout history. Everything the lady complains about in the way of what was done by the nasty, evil Whites was being done by Indians to other Indians long before Europeans arrived...

Snyder Must Go I believe it’s time. It’s time for Governor Snyder to go. The FBI, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the EPA Criminal Investigation Division are now investigating the Flint water crisis that poisoned thousands of people. Governor Snyder signed the legislation that established the Emergency Manager law. Since its inception it has proven to be a dismal failure...

Erosion of Public Trust Let’s look at how we’ve been experiencing global warming. Between 1979 and 2013, increases in temperature and wind speeds along with more rain-free days have combined to stretch fire seasons worldwide by 20 percent. In the U.S., the fire seasons are 78 days longer than in the 1970s...

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Best Heroes!

- March 26th, 2012  

Michael Moore


His critics may label him a hypocritical, Filmmaker, but was also voted one of Northern Michigan’s heros.

He may be a divisive figure on the national stage, but most in Northern Michigan agree Moore has been great for TC. He spearheaded the renovation of the State Theater and he was one of the founders of the Traverse City Film Festival. He’s also been involved in the ongoing restoration of the Vogue Theater in Manistee.

The past year saw the publication of Moore’s memoir, “Here Comes Trouble,” which chronicles his life growing up in Flint and getting into local politics at a very young age, through what it was like to become the public face of opposition to the Iraq war.

Moore has also recently been deeply involved in the Occupy movement, in New York, across the country, and in TC.

In December, he addressed members of Occupy TC at the Horizon Book Store basement.

It was part update on the national movement, part stump speech, and part motivational sermon on keeping Occupy going through the winter.

Moore generated controversy locally when he announced that he would cancel the 2012 Comedy Arts Festival, which in two years had become a welcome dose of entertainment for a cold, gray February weekend.

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