If you care about the environment and the quality of life in Minnesota, you will vote for Jim Thoreen – State Senate District 11; Bennett Smith – House District 11A; and Amy Hunter – House District 11B.
The letter in the June 16 Echo regarding entitlements made me immediately think of the following quote by Kurt Vonnegut: “If Jesus were alive today, we would kill him by lethal injection. I call that progress. We would have to kill him for the same reason he was killed the first time. His ideas are just too liberal.”
Despite a bombardment of nightly “news” stories to the contrary, I have no recollections of any recent federal or state tax increases. In fact, both nationally, under President Bush, and in Minnesota, under Governor Pawlenty, all I can recall are multiple tax cuts.
In response to Lowell Anderson’s incredibly mean-spirited column about the local peace vigils in the September 11 Echo, I can only suggest that if he considers himself to be a news reporter he actually talk to the people involved and not assume he already knows what their motives are.
The political proclivity of the mainstream media (MSM) has become the subject of much recent discussion in the Echo. I once had a boss noted for his malapropisms – and in this instance he would have said it just depends on “whose axe (ox) is being gored.”
When Ruth and I retired to Alexandria in 2001, an old (well, long-time) family friend came up to us and said, “Thank goodness you returned home, you just doubled the number of Democrats in Douglas County!” OK, that was just a bit of hyperbole.
Several recent letters have promoted state control of a woman’s reproductive rights. They don’t call it that – they call it being pro-life. But ultimately it endorses Big Brotherism – an Orwellian tint that belies a conservative’s usual anti-government nature, e.g., that people know how to spend their money better than government does.
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