Less Ageism, Please The January
4 issue of this publication proved to me that there are some sensible
voices of reason in our community regarding all things
“inter-generational.” I offer a word of thanks to
Elizabeth Myers. I too have worked hard for what I’ve earned throughout
my years in the various positions I’ve held. While I too cannot speak
for each millennial, brash generalizations about a lack of work ethic
don’t sit well with me...Joe Connolly, Traverse City
Now That’s an Escalation I
just read the letter from Greg and his defense of the AR15. The letter
started with great information but then out of nowhere his opinion went
off the rails. “The government wants total gun control and then
confiscation; then the elimination of all Constitutional rights.”
Wait... what?! To quote the great Ron Burgundy, “Well, that escalated
Healthy Eating and Exercise for Children Healthy
foods and exercise are important for children of all ages. It is
important for children because it empowers them to do their best at
school and be able to do their homework and study...
Mascots and Harsh Native American Truths The
letter from the Choctaw lady deserves an answer. I have had a gutful of
the whining about the fate of the American Indian. The American Indians
were the losers in an imperial expansion; as such, they have, overall,
fared much better than a lot of such losers throughout history.
Everything the lady complains about in the way of what was done by the
nasty, evil Whites was being done by Indians to other Indians long
before Europeans arrived...
Snyder Must Go I
believe it’s time. It’s time for Governor Snyder to go. The FBI, U.S.
Postal Inspection Service and the EPA Criminal Investigation Division
are now investigating the Flint water crisis that poisoned thousands of
people. Governor Snyder signed the legislation that established the
Emergency Manager law. Since its inception it has proven to be a dismal
Erosion of Public Trust Let’s
look at how we’ve been experiencing global warming. Between 1979 and
2013, increases in temperature and wind speeds along with more rain-free
days have combined to stretch fire seasons worldwide by 20 percent. In
the U.S., the fire seasons are 78 days longer than in the 1970s...