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Writer ponders Democratic defeat
Ahhh, the gnashing of teeth and tearing of garments has begun in earnest. With the Republican sweep of the mid-term elections the liberal-progressives are screeching for answers to how this could have happened.
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Writer questions LTE policy

I just read this submission to the “Letters to the Editor” section: 

 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Global warming and ice coverage records

I recently presented a paper titled “Duration of lake ice cover as an indicator of regional global warming” at the Science in the Northwoods Conference in Boulder Junction (Oct. 15-17). 


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Adopt, don't shop

Adopt, don’t shop. There’s no such thing as a responsible breeder while there are animals in shelters and rescues. 


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Current state of health care is 'sad'

There are many service jobs in the Northwoods of Wisconsin that not only offer low pay but also offer no health care benefits. ObamaCare isn’t an option for most young or middle age workers either as the premiums and the deductibles are too high.


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

The right choice?

Somebody asks me if I would vote for Hillary Clinton. I said I would if it would be just between her and the devil. But then I would wonder if I made the right choice.


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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Writer continues discussion of Milwaukee, jobs and unions

I read the article from John Ross degrading me, but that’s alright since I’m a friendly guy. The theme of my article was about the quality of the news from the Sentinel only. Mr. Ross went into left field ranting about jobs, unions and Hearst.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

People just want the truth

The evening of Friday, Oct. 31, I went to the Ponsse plant in Rhinelander to hear Governors Walker, Christie and Barbour and Lt. Governor Kleefisch. The event was being held outside in 28-degree weather but yet more than 300 people, ages 9-85, were there.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Writer has border concerns

Homeland Security released a report stating there are 167,000 illegal aliens with criminal records at large in America. Authorities are finding Korans and Islamic prayer rugs at the border.


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Monday, November 10, 2014

Opinions are just that: opinions

One problem with the Letters to the Editor and the Opinion pages is the writer want us to believe their opinion is fact.


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Monday, November 10, 2014

Washington, don't insult our intelligence
I really get upset when politicians try to insult your intelligence, which is most of the time. 
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Monday, November 10, 2014

LdF Boys' Dormitory a reminder

Thanks to The Times for the report on the renovation of the Lac du Flambeau school dormitory, which was used in the “re-education” of Indian children a century ago. It’s a reminder to remain vigilant about cultural suppression and compassionate about its victims, who can be sent into a tailspin for generations.


Monday, November 10, 2014

'Fall Fest' thank you

Thank you Hansen’s Garden Village for providing a free family friendly event, Fall Fest. You did a wonderful job of making it a lovely event for all who attended. 


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Writer has concerns about Presque Isle gravel pit

Discussion of disposition of the gravel pit is now being undertaken. It is my opinion that the approach being taken to develop this piece of land into “sledding, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, birding observation or building on the momentum of the area” is all a forced outcome which at this time has nothing to do with the problem at hand, which is the restoration of a rape of the land.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

Open letter to Plum Lake residents
On Oct. 7, the Plum Lake Town Board had scheduled a budget “workshop,” which had been properly noticed, to go over the entire proposed budget with the town board, leaders of the fire department, the EMS, the lakes association, the librarian, and the town’s accountant, Rich Anderson.
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Election Day and what it means

Our last presidential election had 63 million votes for Romney and 67 million votes for Obama. Hardly a “mandate” as some of the victors proclaimed. In perspective, we had 93 million voters that stayed home. That’s 42 percent of the eligible voters didn’t vote. That means 30 percent of our population determined what the other 70 percent will have to accept as our government and policies will be. 


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Monday, November 3, 2014

Writer thanks extraordinary community

Having grown up here, I have always known that our small town community is special, but over the past several months I’ve gained a new appreciation for just how extraordinary it really is. 


Monday, November 3, 2014

Writer has issue with headline

“County formally seeks buyer of failed business park” as a headline for the recent article on the proposed sale of land by Oneida County is grossly erroneous. The content of the story written by Jonathon Anderson was accurate. It is the headline however that is in question.


Monday, November 3, 2014

'No more'

Because of Domestic Abuse Awareness month, I became very conscious of my responsibility to share how important it is to come forward when abuse occurs.


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Monday, November 3, 2014

'Wisconsin is not for sale'

Wisconsin is not for sale is the signal we, the citizens of Wisconsin, will send when we vote Nov. 4. We will vote for candidates, when elected, who will:


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Writer wants his Wisconsin back
Earlier this spring, I took a few minutes to convey my thoughts on the political “nightmare” that has become before us here in Wisconsin.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Writer's top-ten list for 'common sense Democrats'

It’s decision time in the “Badger State.” I ask traditional common sense Democrats to simply review a “Top-Ten List” before casting their vote ... and then vote with their head and not embrace misleading political ads, or past party affiliations or a preconceived sense of party loyalty. 

 

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Writer sick of job-loss ads

I am sick of the Walker ads blaming Gov. Doyle and Mary Burke for the “133,000 jobs lost in Wisconsin.” 


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Can you imagine...
Can you imagine another four or more years under the Democrats? 
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Writer favors Kelly Westlund on Nov. 4

Here are some facts to consider in determining whether Seventh Congressional District US Congressman Sean Duffy is fiscally responsible and/or representing the best interests of northern Wisconsin constituents. Duffy supports Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” budget that would:


Thursday, October 30, 2014

'Finish what we started'

We wonder who Congress will work for in the next two years. If it’s money that wins out, it will be the Koch Bros., who have already spent 300 million dollars on misleading, last-minute attack ads, phone calls and mailers, and the rest of the wealthy corporations literally buying their own Congressional candidates ... We cannot believe that this is possible in our country’s Democracy. 

 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Act 10 and Gov. Walker

Do you remember two years ago when the Liberal Democrats were telling us that the sky would fall because of Act 10? They urged us to vote against Gov. Walker or our schools would collapse. 


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mary Burke vs. My 'X' (wife)
The article about Mary Burke in this last Friday’s paper was interesting. I have two thoughts, either I misunderstood the information in the newspaper and it gave me the wrong impression of Ms. Burke or she doesn’t really have a clue what’s going on in the state.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mary Burke and Common Core
Much has been written about Common Core, the ridiculous inclusion of debunked Climate Science in the STEM group of study areas, and the unconstitutional student/family data mining inherent in the Common Core testing methodology; but until recently only a few sparse comments have been made regarding the Common Core’s new revisionist version of American history.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Vote 'no' on transportation referendum
The road building and petrochemical lobby have bought their way onto the November ballot. In yet another example of “Pay to Play” legislating, the state GOP have taken $21.6 million in contributions (payoffs) from individuals and political action committees and will guarantee that the share of tax dollars they receive will be forever safe.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Gov. Walker and mining

Here’s an update for all of the people who sat with me this summer at the Campanile Center to listen to a presentation of the Gogebic Mine.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

'Respect the power of your vote'

I had an inspirational friend state that they were pro-life and are strong in other issues of faith so they are voting for Scott Walker. 


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Burke can solve Wisconsin's financial problems

Gov. Walker is running on a mythical financial record. As a conservative, Walker believes in reducing government size. Therefore he says Wisconsin is spending less. In fact state spending is greater now than ever before in Wisconsin history. The 2013-15 budget spends $4 billion more than the previous budget, according to Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

'Make democracy work' - vote
On Election Day – Tuesday, Nov. 4 – voters across the country will head to the polls to cast their votes in thousands of local, state and federal elections.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

'Stop the divisiveness of politics'
A week ago more than 500 people gathered in Minocqua to fill bags of food to feed the hungry in areas hardest hit by Ebola.
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Party chair makes case for Walker's re-election

I grew up as a poor kid, served my country in Vietnam, worked my way through college, built a business and financial success. In short, I lived the American dream. I worry about that dream being realized by future generations of Americans.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

'Lest we not forget'
Lest we not forget. Remember how the Democratic Senators ran to Illinois instead of staying in Madison to do their job.
Monday, October 27, 2014

'Send Sean Duffy back to Washington'

During his time in Congress, Sean Duffy has proven himself to be one of the most transparent and accessible members to ever represent Wisconsin’s 7th Congressional District. 


Monday, October 27, 2014

'False and misleading' Act 10 talk

Mary Burke and her liberal Democrat friends have been spinning another tall tale lately about how Governor Walker, through Act 10, has taken money away from our public education. This is false and misleading.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Governor race and the middle class
People think politicians are just people who only work to enhance their self image and would do anything to get backing money to keep their jobs. Look at the person who with the very rich backers took away the basic union rights of all public workers except police and firemen.
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Monday, October 27, 2014


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