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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, August 12, 2004

No Free Lunch

Random Thoughts George Foster Code Red. Code Red. Take cover, the U.S. Treasury just launched its own terrorist attack on America in the form of $500 billion in federal deficits for next year.
I thought Republicans were the party of fiscal restraint, personal responsibility, and ANTI-big government. This federal deficit is the largest in U.S. history and don‘t give me the pat excuse that our overspending is an anomaly - the result of being at war.
 
Thursday, July 29, 2004

History‘s Investigations of Presidents

Random Thoughts George Foster The independent 9/11 Commission report was finally completed last week to mixed reviews.
More and more, it seems each president spends as much time dealing with ongoing investigations of his respective administration as he does governing the country.
 
Thursday, July 8, 2004

Don‘t Show Me our Dead Soldiers

Random Thoughts George Foster Recently, when a mother invited the media to film and broadcast the remains of a U.S. soldier arriving in the United States, her son‘s casket became the first of almost 900 American troops killed in the Iraq conflict to be made public.
 
Thursday, June 24, 2004

Bill Clinton Meets Michael Moore

Random Thoughts George Foster Brace yourself. This week‘s news will be saturated with analysis of Bill Clinton‘s memoirs and Michael Moore‘s new movie.
 
Thursday, June 10, 2004

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts George Foster Can the Pistons beat the mighty Lakers?
Goliath‘s laughs raining down on David. The irresistible force versus the immovable object. Beauty and the Beast. Almost any image you can dream up of two diametrically opposed antagonists applies to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Detroit Pistons.
 
Thursday, May 27, 2004

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts George Foster Who do we blame for high gas prices?

Yikes. $2.19 per gallon of regular and rising.
How high can it go: $2.50? $3.00? $5.00? Unfortunately, there is no ceiling in sight. We should be outraged, yet whom do we blame?
 
Thursday, May 13, 2004

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Random Thoughts George Foster The stain on America

There is no way to sugarcoat it.
The film footage of U.S. military personnel mistreating Iraqi prisoners is indefensible, the worst and most ill-timed black eye against our country in history. Without weapons of mass destruction and connections to al Qaeda to justify our venture into Iraq, the “high, moral ground” was all we had left.
 
Thursday, April 15, 2004

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Random Thoughts George Foster Pray For Our Troops
Have you ever noticed how John Kerry and other Americans who oppose the U.S. occupation of Iraq often begin discussions, “I support our troops, but...“
Who are they trying to kid? It is impossible to disagree with a military mission and still be an advocate of its soldiers - you can‘t have it both ways. Peaceniks preface most anti-Bush tirades with support of our military personnel because they are afraid of being perceived as unpatriotic.
 
Thursday, March 25, 2004

Driving my Hummer

Random Thoughts George Foster I don’t know when I first fell in love with the Hummer.
It could have been during intense scenes of Black Hawk Down or at one of the Terminator flicks. The sight of enemy shells blasting off the chassis of those glorious Humvees, while the good guys are hunkered down inside, making their getaway, is enough to start me salivating.
 
Thursday, March 11, 2004

Random Thoughts

Random Thoughts George Foster The Largest Group of Second-Class Citizens in History
When George W. Bush calls marriage between a man and woman “the most fundamental institution of civilization“, he might be correct. It may also be the most fundamentally dysfunctional institution in this country.
 
Thursday, February 26, 2004

The Freefall of College Sports

Random Thoughts George Foster Pity poor University of Colorado. The Buffalos have become the scapegoat for criminal athletes everywhere. When two former female athletes from the Boulder campus alleged being raped by male athletes, the saga of what really happens in many big-time college sports programs has reared its ugly head once more.
 
Thursday, February 5, 2004

Unwelcome guest (workers)

Random Thoughts George Foster In an administration that is the first since Hoover’s to lose more jobs than gained, George W. Bush’s proposal to let millions of illegal workers become “legal“ seems to be a cruel joke at first glance.
 
Thursday, December 11, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster Winter Sports Update

Hockey. Booo. Fedorov sucks. Go home to Siberia, you bum.
We don‘t really mean it, Sergei. The howling of boos from Detroit hockey fans that rained down on the former Red Wings superstar recently was an expression of disappointment, not hate. Many Detroit fans believe the loss of Fedorov to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks via free agency severely diminishes the Red Wings‘ chances for a Stanley Cup this season.
 
Thursday, November 20, 2003

The Battle to Keep 9/11 a Secret

Random Thoughts George Foster It seems we may finally get the truth about what happened on September 11, 2001 from the independent commission investigating the attacks. Or will we?
 
Thursday, November 6, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster The 10 Bravest American Women
As someone who believes that women are of a more courageous species than men, any manageable list of this sort is difficult to compress. Historically, high probabilities of being objects of discrimination and abuse tend to make women mentally tougher than men. At least that‘s my theory.
 
 
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