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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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The Bayside Bombshells

Robert Downes - November 13th, 2012

For a Northern Michigan take on burlesque, check out the Bayside Bombshells troupe this Friday, Nov. 16
at the InsideOut Gallery, TC.


Led by "the fearless and slightly mad Twiggy Pop," the Bombshells offer a classic burlesque show complete
with comedy acts, seductive starlets and the always-popular demonstration of tassel-twirling. You may even
see a sultry tango performance.

   
The burly boys & girls include Twiggy Pop, Ms. Devine Bandersnatch, Dahlia Dagger, Astrid Revolver, Peitho
Douwanto, Lady Tu Difore, Cassie Opium,  BellaKasha, Phoenix, Mickey Blue, Tambourine Walters, Black-eyed
Bliss, Vajojo Visage, Ben Eaton and Ella Eclaire.


The show starts at 9pm. Tickets, $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Other highlights in this week's Northern Express Hot Dates lineup include.  For the full list and contact info
see www.northernexpress.com


Monday 11/12
 -- Asleep at the Wheel: Grammy-winning Texas swing band with rock roots in the '60s and its heart in the
cowboy tunes of the '40s performs at the City Opera House, TC, 7:30pm. Tickets, $30.

 -- Miao Xiaochun: Artist from China brings 3-dimensional digital on a 30-foot screen, featured at the
Dennos Museum Center, TC, 7pm.

 
Tuesday 11/13
-- Dog Sledding with Inuit Hunters: Presentation by Mary Murphy on her 12 days living in Northwestern
Greenland at the Boardman River Nature Center, TC, 7pm.

-- Total Solar Eclipse: Live video stream of the event viewable to the other side of the world, at the Emmet
County Fairgrounds Building, Petoskey, 3-6pm. Hosted by the International Dark Sky Park.

-- American Waste Tour: Those new to the Grand Traverse region are invited to tour the trash disposal facility
at 280 Hughes Dr, 6:30pm. Includes refreshments Tour, 7pm. Closed toe shoes required.

 
Thursday 11/15
-- When the Lights Go Out: Learn how to minimize the hazards to safety and health during storms, accidents
and other emergencies at the Traverse Area District Library, 12:30-1:30pm.

-- Ladies Night: Shop downtown Harbor Springs for discounts, refreshments and entertainment, 6-9pm.
 
Friday 11/16
-- Manistee River Tour: Jim Crockett, Fred Ball and Pat Niemisto perform original folk songs at the Ramsdell
Theater, Manistee, 8pm. $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  

-- Hunks, The Show: Sext male revue at Leelanau Sands Casino, Peshawbestown, 9pm. Tickets, $15.  
-- Girls Night Out: Presenting the male review, Tony Valentines, at Odawa Casino, Petoskey, 8pm. See
-- Songwriters in the Round: Kirby, Jennifer Thomas and Les Dalgliesh perform at Horizon Books, TC,
8:30-10:30pm.

 
Saturday 11/17
-- Hipps n Ricco: Blues, rock and R&B performance at the Marsh Music House, East Jordan, 7pm.
Suggested $10 donation.

-- Women in Music & Art: Good Work Collective, TC, noon-10pm. Original art, workshops, crafts, dancing
and live music by The Accidentals, Lauren Jones, Elaina Burress, Sister Wilene, Angela Josephine, Elizabeth
"E" Minor, Kayla Jo Cross, Courtney Kaiser, Miriam Pico, Blake Elliott and Stella.  

-- Grand Traverse Ski Club Equipment Sale/Swap:  Featuring used ski & snowboard gear. Equipment check-in
on Friday, 6-9pm. Sale, 9am-5pm on Sat.; 10am-1pm on Sunday. Held at TC West Middle School.

-- "Pure Michigan": Local historian, Michael Federspiel, will discuss the marketing campaign for the Little Traverse
Bay region in the late 1800s/early 1900s at North Central Michigan College, Petoskey, noon. Cost, $9 and
includes lunch.


Sunday 11/18
-- Don Julin's Mandolin for Dummies: Book signing, music and more at Left Foot Charley, TC, 4-6pm.
-- M-23 Strings: Bluegrass band from Northern Michigan performing at the InsideOut Gallery, TC, 1-4pm. 

 
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