Paging Doctor Dan
: The doctor’s
promise to repeal Obamacare reminds me of the frantic restaurant owner
hurrying to install an exhaust fan after the kitchen burns down. He
voted 51 times to replace the ACA law; a colossal waste of money and
time. It’s here to stay and he has nothing to replace it.
Evolution Is Real Science: Breathtaking
inanity. That was the term used by Judge John Jones III in his elegant
evisceration of creationist arguments attempting to equate it to
evolutionary theory in his landmark Kitzmiller vs. Dover Board of
Education decision in 2005.
U.S. No Global Police: Steven
Tuttle in the October 13 issue is correct: our military, under the
leadership of the President (not the Congress) is charged with
protecting the country, its citizens, and its borders. It is not charged
with performing military
missions in other places in the world just because they have something
we want (oil), or we don’t like their form of government, or we want to
force them to live by the UN or our rules.
Graffiti: Art Or Vandalism?: I
walk the [Grand Traverse] Commons frequently and sometimes I include
the loop up to the cistern just to go and see how the art on the cistern
has evolved. Granted there is the occasional gross image or word but
generally there is a flurry of color.
NMEAC Snubbed: Northern
Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) is the Grand Traverse
region’s oldest grassroots environmental advocacy organization.
Preserving the environment through citizen action and education is our
Vote, Everyone: Election
Day on November 4 is fast approaching, and now is the time to make a
commitment to vote. You may be getting sick of the political ads on TV,
but instead, be grateful that you live in a free country with open
elections. Take the time to learn about the candidates by contacting
your county parties and doing research.
Do Fluoride Research: Hydrofluorosilicic
acid, H2SiF6, is a byproduct from the production of fertilizer. This
liquid, not environmentally safe, is scrubbed from the chimney of the
fertilizer plant, put into containers, and shipped. Now it is a
‘product’ added to the public drinking water.
Meet The Homeless: As
someone who volunteers for a Traverse City organization that works with
homeless people, I am appalled at what is happening at the meetings
regarding the homeless shelter. The people fighting this shelter need to
get to know some homeless families. They have the wrong idea about who
the homeless are.