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Letters 12-14-2014

Come Together There is a time-honored war strategy known as “divide and conquer,” and never has it been more effective than now. The enemy is using it against us through television, internet and other social media. I opened a Facebook account a couple of years back to gain more entries in local contests. Since then I had fallen under its spell; I rushed into judgment on several social issues based on information found on those pages

Quiet The Phones! This weekend we attended two beautiful Christmas musical events and the enjoyment of both were significantly diminished by self-absorbed boors holding their stupid iPhones high overhead to capture extremely crucial and highly needed photos. We too own iPhones, but during a public concert we possess the decency and manners to leave them turned off and/or at home. Today’s performance, the annual Messiah Sing at Traverse City’s Central Methodist Church, was a new low: we watched as Mr. Self-Absorbed not only took several photos but then afterwards immediately posted them to his Facebook page. We were dumbfounded.

A Torturous Defense In defense of the C.I.A.’s use of torture in a mostly fruitless search for vital information, some suggest that the dire situation facing us after 9-11, justified the use of torture even at the expense of the potential loss of much of our nation’s moral authority.

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Thursday, October 23, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster Coming Together on Iraq
When it comes to Iraq, we all can agree on one thing: our troops crushed that butcher Saddam Hussein and we must now help Iraqis rebuild their country. Right?
 
Thursday, October 9, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster Rush Limbaugh‘s sneak attack - on himself
Rush knew what he was doing.
His characterization of Donavan McNabb as an overrated NFL quarterback (because McNabb is black) was a trap. Gottcha.
 
Thursday, September 18, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster A healthy cure for the health care crises
Help! Like other businesses in this country, soaring health care costs are squeezing Northern Express like a lemon.
 
Thursday, August 28, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster The Tigers are coming back, baby
Mark my words. Two years from today, in August 2005, we will be able to sit down and agree that the Detroit Tigers are entering a golden era of success.
 
Thursday, August 28, 2003

The Tigers are Coming Back, Baby

Random Thoughts George Foster Mark my words. Two years from today, in August 2005, we will be able to sit down and agree that the Detroit Tigers are entering a golden era of success.
 
Thursday, August 14, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster The Silver Lining in California‘s Recall Election
At first glance, the election to recall California Governor Gray Davis in an October election seems to be a mockery of democracy. Anyone with 65 signatures and $3500 can run? Come on.
 
Thursday, July 31, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster The Continuing Rape of Kobe Bryant‘s accuser
We know Kobe.
Arguably the best basketball player on earth at 24 years of age, Bryant skipped college to advance directly from high school to NBA stardom with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996. His intelligence, good looks, electric smile, and penchant for winning championships have transformed him into Michael Jordan‘s heir-apparent. The media will be on top of his trial like Dennis Rodman in pursuit of a loose basketball.
 
Thursday, July 17, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster Why invading Liberia is a bad idea

Say it ain‘t so. Now, the U.S. is thinking of sending troops to
Liberia? Have we all gone nuts?
 
Thursday, June 19, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster Hats off to Hillary and Martha
Did you ever wonder why Hillary Rodham Clinton is hated so much? With the possible exception of her husband, only Hillary could write a book that has the capacity to be savaged before it even hits the bookstores.
 
Thursday, June 5, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster Bush‘s Gamble on Peace

It is time to give George W. Bush some credit for his oft-criticized foreign policy.
If the president‘s hyped Roadmap for Peace concludes successfully, he could spend the rest of his time in office baling hay at his Texas ranch and still qualify as one of the best presidents of the 21st century.
 
Thursday, May 15, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster Falling in love with the Dixie Chicks

Just who are these women? They have been called traitors, activists, Saddam‘s Angels, purveyors of free speech, and the most popular country band in U.S. history.
 
Thursday, April 24, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster The Idiocy of Tax-Cuts
If you are still raging about your 2002 taxes, due last April 15th, you are not alone.
Fortunately, our benefactors in the U.S. Congress feel our pain. As a result, they have been debating a federal tax cut proposal that would amount to about $726 billion slashed from the tax bills of Americans. Before we all rush out to celebrate our windfall of tax refunds, consider the reasons given for the cut by its supporters and what they fail to mention about this proposed legislation.
 
Thursday, April 10, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster Thoughts on the War
Come on, no one really thought this would be much of a contest, did they?
You don‘t need to be a Harvard scholar of military history to realize that coalition forces have infinitely more firepower than the Iraqis. It is only a matter of time before our military might prevails over a hopelessly outgunned foe.
 
Thursday, March 20, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster Great Expectations
They say it is a miracle. A couple of days before we go to press, Elizabeth Smart was finally returned to her family.
 
Thursday, March 6, 2003

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Random Thoughts George Foster The Best of our Commander-in-chiefs
As we prepare for yet another war in the Middle East, our president‘s performance as the leader of the U.S. military forces will undoubtedly come under scrutiny.
 
 
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