In a recent Guest Opinion Megan McArdle from the Washington Post experienced being locked up on a small, dark cell without toilet paper. She stated is was utterly bleak and impossible to convey without being locked locked up yourself. Although she was only in there 10 minutes she said it felt like years.
Theft of two Supreme Court seats. Presidential election 2016 in which Russian dictator is big winner. Tax-code "reform" that wasn't. Tax rates were lowered as a handout to GOP donors, multinational corporations. Losers—everyone else. Lost federal revenue used as excuse to ignore infrastructure, health care, education and to threaten loss of our Social Security again. Yet, the Republican state house member from Nisswa writes (Opinion Feb. 3) about "a sick tax." It's a false-flag tax piety. Launching of another item on the wish list of special interests.
If someone is caught with their hand in the cookie jar, but they put the cookie back, does that make it all OK? Just because the cookie is back in the jar, does that mean that those who own the cookies should trust that person never to take a cookie again?
I am certain there are numerous stories of people in the Brainerd lakes area stepping forward to help others in need during the recent cold snap. Today, I experienced one of those stories first hand. After having no school for three days in a row the septic lines at our school froze up. While waiting for the plumbing experts to come and thaw the lines, Baymont Inn and Suites in Baxter opened their doors to more than 100 children to come and use their restrooms. Their staff went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure our students were taken care of.
We watched socialism slowly destroy Venezuela over the past 20 years and the media said nothing. When it finally got bad enough that people of Venezuela started rioting in the streets because they were running out of food, then the media finally started reporting on it. Socialism finally destroyed a country that once was the richest country in South America. A country that had the highest personal income in South America. Socialism doesn't work, period.
Dear God, You never cease to amaze me. I know that we are living in the end times and all the natural disasters are talked about in the Bible, but frigid weather, really?
I took part in the March for Life on Jan. 22 here in Brainerd. I don't have an official count but I would estimate that there were at least 80 concerned pro-life citizens in the march to commemorate the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which effectively legalized abortion on demand in the United States.
She's not "Just a dog." She traveled 1,500 miles in a U-Haul cross-country with me after I divorced; was at my side for the death of each of my parents; she has been my comfort for too many lonely nights to count and my source of joy when i had none elsewhere. You picked up more than "just a dog" along the road by Merrifield this past Christmas.
It's not too early to be thinking of the next presidential election. We are seeing the Democratic candidates for president coming out in droves. It's reminiscent of the other side, in the last election before they made their bad choice. I think almost any Republican candidate could have won in the last election, given the choices we had. I can think of at least five of them that I would have supported whole-heartedly. In fact I did write in the name of one of them when it came time to vote.
I read a recent letter to the editor and it made we wonder immediately where the justice is for unborn babies that are killed and then celebrated! Justice for animals cruelty but no justice for murdered unborn babies. Such a heinous atrocity. May God have mercy on our country. Chris Pence Merrifield