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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Sea lion act not entertainment (07/21/16)
Your piece about this year's Clay County Fair (Free fun at the fair, 7/19) neglects to mention Sea Lion Splash's appalling history of animal welfare violations. Just two months ago the Department of Agriculture cited Sea Lion Splash for a slew of violations, including failing to provide adequate veterinary care to all five of the sea lions it trucks around the country. ...
Useful Idiots (07/19/16)
During coffee this last week, Becky brought up the subject of Saul Alinsky and what he had predicted on how to control the people of the United States or any other country. At first we thought she was kidding, but after doing some research I am afriad she is correct. Akubsky states that there are eight rules to create a Society State...
DOT cuts 'shameful' (07/14/16)
Regarding the announced closure of eight Iowa Department of Transportation facilities: The closure of two driver's license stations and six rural maintenance garages are a case of cause and effect. The cause is Iowa House Republicans, namely Majority Leader Chris Hagenow and Speaker Linda Upmeyer, attempting to entirely gut the Department of Transportation's salary budget, later passing only half of what their own Governor proposed...
Carelesness and consequences (07/12/16)
When I was 16 years old I drove my old '64 Chevelle about 70 mph to school one morning and ended up over a steep bank which resulted in a two week hospital stay. I am fortunate I lived. I was young and careless. Most of us have been young and careless. ...
We're better than this (07/12/16)
It took me a while to find the words to express how I was feeling about what happened in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and St. Anthony, but yesterday afternoon I posted some of my thoughts on Facebook. It occurs to me this morning that not all of you are followers of my page, so I'd like to share with you here...