Women Beware These are perilous
times for women. If you are female, be prepared for the upcoming Dark
Age. If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, you’re going to be in
the crossfire of a right wing misogynist blowback the likes of which
you have never experienced. You’re going to hear the terms bimbo,
Hildabeast, ugly, fat, and other words to describe the first female
candidate for president. Every inch of her body will be will be subject
to mockery by the same men who sported Sarah Palin buttons that said
“Coldest State Hottest Governor”...
Fair and Balanced? At
the latest Republican debate, Fox News came prepared to ask the tough
questions. They went after Trump’s tax plan that would greatly increase
our debt and income inequality by giving the biggest tax breaks to the
wealthy. While exposing the ramifications of a candidate’s policy is
fair game, Cruz’s tax plan was not exposed, even though his plan also
increases the debt and income inequality. Fox confronted Trump for being
endorsed by KKK member and Cruz attacked Trump for not denouncing such
an endorsement. Fox made no mention of Cruz being endorsed by an
extremist anti-abortion group that believes killing doctors who perform
abortions as justifiable homicide...
Heroin Statement Heroin use is an epidemic of extreme proportions in northern Michigan. Period....
Military in School Your
maturing child in public school has frequent encounters with military
recruiters present in the schools. Other groups such as Veterans for
Peace are restricted. Students have indicated that
recruiters’ pitches are strong on patriotism and adventure, giving
little or no mention of adverse effects such as loss of control over
your life for a number of years, chance of being maimed or killed,
increased risk of being raped and risk of emotional consequences such as
PTSD and increased likelihood of suicide...
Fighting the Strawman Democrats
are wasting time campaigning against a Republican strawman. Donald
Trump will not be the Republican nominee and he does not want to be
president because that is not his game plan. Trump
considers himself to be the “king of deal makers.” His greatest thrill
is manipulating others into some arrangement where he controls the
outcome, ultimately to his personal benefit...
Tuttle Is Off Mr.
Tuttle, I protest. Methinks you paint with far too broad a brush. The
power of the written word lies in the details. “Us vs. Them,” (3/21/16)
is a total train wreck. Next time, instead of briefly addressing several
major topics connected with a weak subject thread, write one column
properly skewering Bernie, and thank you so much for actually writing
about Bernie again. Didn’t you get the memo...
Bernie Bashing Is
anyone else tired of Steven Tuttle’s Bernie bashing? Week after week he
dismisses Bernie Sanders while singing Clinto’s praises; now he’s gone
too far (“Us Vs. Them,” 3/21). Tuttle claims Sanders is trying to
scapegoat Wall Street firms and big banks for America’s woes, but “that
the facts don’t line up with the accusation is just an inconvenience”...
WAR What is it good for? As the old Vietnam protest proclaims: “ War is good for business; invest your children.” Yes,
war is good for business; the business of selling products for killing.
World arms sales are up 14 percent, with the U.S. supplying the largest
amount. Modern weapons of destruction such as drones and missiles have
isolated us from the horror of death and environmental destruction.
Endless wars built on meaningless pretexts are sucking us dry
economically and morally...