Help-Wanted Signs We, a small
group of local, small business owners, meet informally every few months
to discuss the ups and downs of surviving on the endangered species list
of “mom & pop” retailers in the day of the big box and the revered
Miracles do happen, because I just survived another safe hunting season
here in northern Michigan by not getting killed by one of those evil
guns. My gun unfortunately did not kill any deer but it probably would
have if it had seen a buck. I was just there to carry that damn gun
around and if need be to drag a dead deer home...
Exaggerated Idea Statement Regarding Stephen Tuttle’s column two weeks back, I agree with Mr.
Tuttle that Republican candidates need policy questions....unlike what
we saw with MSNBC...
Better Ideas Needed NPR
claimed “the shooting in San Bernardino, Cal., was the 355th mass
shooting in the U.S. this year — or more than one per day on average so
far in 2015.” We may not all have faith in the same
news sources, but clearly we’ve become a society in which massacres are
becoming a daily routine...
ISIS’ Real Genesis In
his recent column “What Do They Want”, Jack Segal fails to connect easy
dots that can readily explain much of ISIS’ behavior. The bombing of
the Russian airliner is clearly linked to the bombing of Syrian targets
by Russia a month prior. So too, the French attack is a direct response
to the year-long bombing of ISIS targets ordered by President Hollande.
While the attacks can only be described as heinous, they are easily
understood as collateral...
The Real Muslim Facts Contrary
to the assertions made in a letter in the Dec. 7 issue, most Muslim
immigrants assimilate to mainstream American culture just fine, and they
are more law-abiding and productive than almost any other immigrant
group. The most educated female religious group, only behind Jewish
women? Muslim women. Most importantly, the vast majority of the world’s
muslims are against religious violence and against ISIS. All of these
facts come from Gallup and the Pew Research Center...
The Trump Limbo Donald
Trump is confused. He has mistaken the presidential campaign for a
Limbo dance competition. How low can you go...
Vote On Height I
am opposed to the proposed nine-story building in Traverse CIty. I
believe that the size of the project is going to forever alter the way
we view our town. This development could possibly benefit approximately
two hundred residences that will be a part of this project. Assuming for
the moment that each of these will house two people, this means that
potentially 400 residents will stand to benefit. Should we, for the sake
of 400, permanently alter our skyline? Instead of five stories, we will
be looking at a building that will overshadow the surrounding
neighborhood and adjacent buildings...