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Letters 07-21-2014

Disheartened

While observing Fox News, it was disheartening to see what their viewers were subjected to. It seems the Republicans’ far right wing extremists are conveying their idealistic visions against various nationalities, social diversities or political beliefs with an absence of emotion concerning women’s health issues, children’s rights, voter suppression, Seniors, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid...

Things That Matter

All of us in small towns and large not only have the right to speak on behalf of our neighbors and ourselves, we have the duty and responsibility to do so -- and 238 years ago, we made a clear Declaration to do just that...

An Anecdote Driven Mind

So, is Thomas Kachadurian now the Northern Express’ official resident ranter? His recent factfree, hard-hearted column suggests it. While others complain about the poor condition of Michigan’s roads and highways, he rants against those we employ to fix them...

No On Prop 1

Are we being conned? Are those urging us to say “yes” to supposedly ”revenue neutral” ballot proposal 1 on August 5 telling us all the pertinent facts? Proposal 1 would eliminate the personal property tax businesses pay to local governments, replacing its revenue with a share of Michigan’s 6 percent use tax paid by us all on out-of-state purchases, hotel accommodations, some equipment rentals, and telecommunications...

Fix VA Tragedy

The problems within the Veterans Administration identified under former President Bush continue to hinder the delivery of quality health care to the influx of physically wounded and emotionally damaged young men and women...

Women Take Note

I find an interesting link between the Supreme Court Hobby Lobby and the crisis on the southern border. Angry protesters shout at children to go home. These children are scared, tired, hungry and thirsty, sent to US prisons awaiting deportation to a country where they may very likely be killed...


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Thursday, May 20, 2004

Urban expert to seek better way for Acme

Region Watch Various Urban expert to seek better way for Acme

Former Milwaukee Mayor John Norquist will speak on “A True Acme Town Center” this Tuesday, May 18 in a citizen forum at the Grand Traverse Resort.
 
Thursday, May 20, 2004

Letters 5/20/04

Letters Various No morality in war

I’m a Vietnam infantry veteran and I find it almost amazing that there is this big “scandal” about our military beating, raping, killing prisoners.
When you say its okay to kill and wave the flag and cheer - then its okay to kill. The other stuff just goes along with it.
 
Thursday, May 13, 2004

Letters 5/13/04

Letters Various Empty promises

The building that house our North Peak Brewery/Restaurant was an eyesore until a group of entrepreneurs turned it into a living, breathing business that employs more than 125 people. It took planning, capital and a lot of hard work to make it a reality. As in any business venture (especially restaurants) the risks were high.
 
Thursday, May 6, 2004

Letters 5/6/04

Letters Various Resort slaves of Northern Michigan

I am writing in response to a letter from the April 22 issue titled “Get a Job,” submitted by Theresa Cobb of Conway. Theresa is obviously a very naive little girl!! She attributed the importation of slave labor from indigent countries, such as Haiti and Colombia, by local resorts to the lack of locals who want to work. She implies that the local unemployed (and underemployed) people of the area complain about not being able to find a job when there are all these fine resort positions just waiting to be filled.
 
Thursday, April 29, 2004

Letters 4/29/04

Letters Various Lights out in Manistee

On behalf of the Sierra Club, I would like to commend the Manistee City Planning Commission for their decision to unanimously approve the resolution denying the Tondu Corporation of Houston, Texas, a special use permit application for the proposed “Northern Lights” project.
 
Thursday, April 22, 2004

Letters 4/22/04

Letters Various Democrat‘s best friend
Thank you Mr. Bush!
I just had to write this letter to let you know how much the Democratic Party appreciates you Mr. Bush. After four years of lies, half-truths, unprecedented corruption, total disregard of the working class, and your amazing stupidity, the American people have had enough and they are angry.
 
Thursday, April 15, 2004

Letters 4/15/05

Letters Various No way out

I read the paper the other day and noticed two letters about Clinch Park Zoo. One for the zoo to stay open, and one to shut it down.
 
Thursday, April 1, 2004

Letters 4/1/04

Letters Various More on “Rude Northerners“

I am writing in response to the rude northerners letter in the March 18 issue of the Northern Express. Mrs. Schaldenbrand, I feel for you. The first time someone from the U.P. called me a troll I wept openly for days. Perhaps if the economy, gun control, and the current war aren‘t enough Michael Moore will champion this cause next!
 
Thursday, March 25, 2004

Letters 3/25/04

Letters Various Fudgie situation

I would like to clear things up for Loreen Schaldenbrand based on my understanding of the accepted nomenclature (re: “Rude Northerners,“ Letters, 3/15). You are not a fudgie. You are a lakey. Fudgies visit once or a few times and probably never achieve a well rounded understanding of the area, and might then not have as much respect for the area as a lakey. A lakey makes repeated trips to the area throughout his or her lifetime, perhaps every summer. A lakey probably has friends who are locals. A lakey might own property in the area and therefore pay local property taxes.
 
Thursday, March 18, 2004

Letters 3/18/04

Letters Various Rude northerners

While my husband and I have our permanent residence in lower Michigan, we recently purchased a house on an inland lake in the Traverse City area -- a vacation place. Our dream has always been to have a place on the lake and a boat -- up north. We have finally got that, and are spending as much time as possible up north. I was surprised and irritated by some of the printed comments in the Northern Express showing disdain for “fudgies“ -- which I presume are tourists (re: “The Best of Northern Michigan,“ 3/4).
 
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Letters 3/11/04

Letters Various The good & the bad

I would like to comment on two of your recent articles. First, your interview with Judge Gilbert (2/29). You are to be commended for allowing Mr. Gilbert to speak. I am sure it has been very difficult for Mr. Gilbert and his wife and stepson to endure the relentless and merciless attacks this past year. He obviously is sorry for the mistakes that he made and has done everything possible to atone for them. I think it is also noteworthy that he has been honest about his errors when it would have been much easier to lie. It is refreshing to see a public figure admit when he has done wrong.
 
Thursday, March 4, 2004

Letters 3/4/04

Letters Various Conflict of interest in Manistee

Recently, the Houston, Texas based Tondu Corporation unveiled plans to build a 425 megawatt coal burning plant on the already heavily polluted lake in Manistee. Tondu currently burns coal at their Filer City plant, also on Lake Manistee, emitting at least 134 pounds of mercury a year. The new plant, as proposed, would unleash another 420+ pounds of mercury into the atmosphere a year.
 
Thursday, February 26, 2004

Letters 2/26/04

Letters Various Support downtown Petoskey

Are you distressed by the seemingly endless growth in your community of Petoskey? When I first called this community my home 20 years ago, it was an idyllic place with a lovely downtown of unusual shops and small town, friendly people. It was a town different from any I had experienced. That‘s why I was eager to live here.
 
Thursday, February 19, 2004

Letters 2/19/04

Letters Various Who‘s the bigger boob?
FCC Chairman Michael Powell has been a very busy man lately. Janet Jackson‘s breast was clearly more than he could handle. He immediately launched an FCC investigation to discover how a breast found itself bouncing around his airwaves, which are usually reserved for gratuitous acts of violence, and the corporate reconstruction of our reality. How many millions of our tax dollars is Mr. Powell going to squander on his hunt for the cause behind the outing of one of Janet‘s top agents? Maybe he could hire Kenneth Starr to sniff around Janet‘s drawers for oh, lets say $50 million or so...
 
Thursday, February 12, 2004

Letters 2/12/04

Letters Various Kill your television

So, CBS would not allow MoveOn.org to buy air time during the Super Bowl to help expose some of the BU$H Administration’s deceptions, but they would allow Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake to bump and grind their way through a tacky halftime song-and-dance number which resulted in the exposure of one of Jackson’s breasts. Interesting.
 
 
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