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8/17/2012 5:47:00 AM
Our View - Aug. 17

In Wisconsin, the land of never-ending elections, yet another spin cycle has ended.

Now, here we go again. 

Out of the latest tumult emerges Tommy versus Tammy, and it promises to be a high-energy race. 

So does the Romney-Ryan and Obama-Biden contest, particularly now that our own Rep. Paul Ryan has electrified that contest.

For democracy’s sake, we can only hope these elections are as exciting as they are important. They will need to be to keep people’s interest. 

Pretty much everybody right now has a large case of voter fatigue. We could feel it in our bones as we drug ourselves to the polls. You could see it in the eyes of poll workers. Even the political activists have a glazed look lately.

But endure it we must and endure it we will. November’s finish line is in sight, and then we can rest all winter. 


And so we say, congratulations to those who have made the final rounds; we salute yesterday’s non-winners for participating. We say non-winners because it’s unfair to call those who heed the call to serve losers.

It’s on to November and to some of the most important elections in a generation, if not in many generations. As GOP national chairman Reince Priebus said the other day, this fall’s election is “this generation’s rendezvous with destiny.”

No matter your political beliefs, that’s a good way to sum it up.


A new season

Ok, it’s still early, but we’ve got to mention that the start of the fall sports seasons are right around the corner.

What that means for all of us is nothing short of excitement as we ready to watch our sons, daughters, friends and neighbors take to the fields and courts.

It’s a great time of year. A time of fresh starts; a time of renewed energy and enthusiasm.

However, competition also means injuries – many times brain injuries. So much has been written and discussed the past year on the topic and we cannot let our guard down, nor should we be lax in  our never-ending adherence to following proper protocol for protection of all our youth.

To that end, we salute the Lakeland Union High School football coaching staff for their proactive efforts in outfitting all of their players with the Guardian Caps which are worn over players’ helmets for extra protection against brain injuries.

With the help of the Football Booster Club, the school, and a small contribution by players and their families, the purchase of these potentially injury-preventing caps was made.

This is just one small step in remaining vigilant in protecting our most valued assets – our children.

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