I know everyone will never agree on the same thing all the time and I respect that. But I wonder about the people that show up at the Trump rallies I have watched. Although fact checkers have shown that he has lied over 9,000 times during his presidency, they believe everything he says. He brags about how rich he is, how smart he is and what a great deal maker he is yet he won't release his taxes or school grades, and they clap and cheer. He tells them he knows the best words and best people and they clap and cheer.
I want to thank Dale Walz for his recent Reader Opinion letter, "Crow Wing Power Abuse." If this is true, it is important to note that those who took such payments and those who have allowed it are all guilty of violating member's rights. This includes all current and some past board directors; the only exception being Bryan McCulloch who is doing all he can to bring this to light. As a result of Mr. McCulloch's efforts he is currently being ostracized by CWP management and the other board members, even being denied full access to board meetings and subsequent votes.
It is the time of year we all love and it is called road construction season. Several months ago area road construction projects were listed in the paper. One of the projects was redoing Highway 6 beginning a few miles south of Emily and ending at Outing with the exception of within the Emily business area which was done last summer.
Many letters in the paper last week. Perhaps if we concentrated on health care for all and education for our children we might have similar goals and actually agree on some things. It still is astounding to me people fight health care. If we are going to logically deal with this there are two things we need to agree on, we are human beings and we will all need health care one day.
Taxes—we've been conditioned to dislike them as some evil scheme to deprive us of our hard-earned income to fund things that don't concern us. Part of this has been a con game by an economic elite; if they can convince us of the evils of taxation, their taxes will be low. Then they can use that excess money to control the political process and the nation.
In an era characterized by continuous presidential abandonment of truth telling and basic principles of law and order, special counsel Mueller has gracefully adhered to truth and to the majesty, principles and significance of the rule of law.
I love it when booksmart people try to talk to communities and say addiction, alcoholism, homosexuality, transgenderisms are all addictions or you are born that way. Wrong! Everything we do in life is done because we have a free will to choose what we are going to do. No one put the bottle to the alcoholics' lips, no one placed the marijuana cigarette or heroin needle into someones arm, no one was born a homosexual or transgender.
The vice president claims to believe in the Bible. It seems strange, then, that he would vehemently excuse and enable a person who breaks one or more of the Ten Commandments almost daily. No. 7: Thou shalt not commit adultery. No. 9: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. There are other acts that this person commits almost daily, such as the cruelty he shows when dealing with immigrant children, such as being inconsiderate to the people around him and who support him.
This paper has probably received many letters regarding comments made by Paul Koering. We all say things that maybe we don't totally mean or believe deep down, which is what I believe happened to him. I have been an addict for over 40 years, trying to live a productive life with sadness, anxiousness and traumatic events happening early on in my life. These events led to my mental illness symptoms caused a dependency on a variety of chemicals, making me feel "normal" just to get through a shift at work, an afternoon with family or a severe beating from a former spouse.
Last week we received the Brainerd Community Ed summer activities book, and as I flipped through it, I saw a full page ad for the Mark Munson Memorial School of Rock on page 54. I immediately showed it to my girls. They're in seventh and eighth grade, and last summer, they were blown away by the School of Rock concert they saw. That night Tornstrom Auditorium came alive, animated by an incredible sound system and light show, but most importantly—the beating hearts and smiling faces of band after band of talented youth.