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To the editor:  I think we all agree that it was tragic that 20 young children died in the school shooting at Sunnybrook Elementary. We have heard the outcry of the media and political leaders since Dec.14.In a speech on gun control President Obama stated, “We must protect the most vulnerable”....Read More
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President Obama announced the other day that if women wish to, they can serve in combat roles in the infantry. Some women apparently felt that they were held back in rank if they did not experience combat. The reaction was fairly predictable, with the president’s supporters saying it’s only righ...Read More
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President Obama came to Minnesota this week to tout his prescription for reducing the likelihood of a repeat of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, or Columbine, or Luby’s Cafeteria, or various U.S. Post Offices, or Charles Whitman in the University of Texas tower in 1966, etc. Meanwhile, t...Read More
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Picture if you will, the following encounter: You are walking down the street when you see an old, familiar friend. He walks up to you, and you embrace. It’s a long embrace in which he pats you on the back, grabs you by the upper arms, looks you in the face, smiles and says, “It’s [...]...Read More
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To the editor:  I read an article in the Visitor paper of the St. Cloud Diocese where it stated that 50 percent of Catholics voted for Obama, What? How could true Catholics vote for a president that is against what the Catholic institutions and churches stand for. These people could not call themse...Read More
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To the editor:  The Second Amendment has nothing to do with hunting. The word hunting is not even used in the Second Amendment. The Second Amendment reads: “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infring...Read More
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To the editor:  This letter for Jan. 22, 2013, is in memory of the “infamous” decision of Roe vs. Wade in 1973, when the right to life was taken away from countless millions of innocent little babies. Some of the quotations written are taken from a booklet called “Infant Homicides Through Con...Read More
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One hot summer day when I was a child, no more than 9 or 10, I had an encounter with a carnival worker at the county fair. The carnie was working a dart game. If you broke a balloon, you won the prize revealed behind it — usually a paper lei or some other trinket. [...]...Read More
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“The groundhog is like most other prophets; it delivers its prediction and then disappears.” — Bill Vaughan Flight 2013 is taxiing down the runway and like it or not, we’re all on board. Whether we have enough fuel to remain airborne for 52 weeks is anybody’s guess. But your friendly colum...Read More
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Control Tower, this is Flight 2012, requesting permission to land. We need to do so quickly. We’re missing a wheel or two, so we’re coming in hot, and the landing will be fast since we’re missing part of the wing, not to mention a window or two. Frankly, we can’t get down soon enough. You [....Read More
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