Letters to the Editor

Commercials need new blood

EDITOR: A little lighthearted venting. Commercials that need new blood or need to change. Progressive needs change. Flo and Jamie were fun for awhile. They need to retire that concept. Applebees has a commercial for their drive-up service. The woman calls her order in and then pulls up in a ...

Much pain and confusion

EDITOR: I watched the Senate Judiciary Committee struggling to understand Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh’s conflicting stories about what happened about 36 years ago. Much pain and confusion. I cannot relate to Ford’s fuzzy earlier recall of details of the actual abuse. Both as a ...

Our Flag – ‘Old Glory’

EDITOR: The symbol of freedom over 200 years For the nation our forefathers found, For the nation our veterans so valiant and brave Fought the battle in air, sea, and ground. They bled and they died in the name of the flag, And their God they did honor as well, For without ...

Abuse has many faces

EDITOR: I do not support the slogan, “I believe survivors” as if survivors could not be in error. All of us can be in error. I am a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and can affirm the serious injury to the survivor. I can affirm the intense pain and persistent battle of overcoming ...

Political theater

EDITOR: Judiciary Committee Democrats and Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, know full well the FBI has already investigated the Christine Ford sex crime accusation against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Still, they’re threatening to derail his final Senate approval with a “no” vote by Flake ...

Our schools have fallen far behind

EDITOR Since Republicans began their massive funding cuts to Michigan public schools in 2011, our U.P. schools have been struggling. School boards are forced to make choices between cutting teachers and increasing pupil to teacher ratios, or cutting services, like busses, or programs for ...

Support for Tom England

EDITOR: I am writing this in support of Tom England who is running for a six-year term as trustee at Bay College. I find him to be trustworthy, honest and very civic minded in this community. He has served on community college boards in the past including Bay College. His experience and past ...

Erroneous voting instructions

EDITOR: Approximately Sept. 24, 25, and 26, the Escanaba Deputy Clerk mailed out approximately 400 absentee ballots containing erroneous voting instructions. The erroneous instructions offered straight-ticket voting, which is no longer allowed under current Michigan law. Background: ...

Supreme court circus

EDITOR: What has happened to America? We are in the process of choosing our next Supreme Court nominee! Isn’t that routine? Why the circus? Why the grandstanding! Does it have to include character assassination? Does party affiliation have to mean selling ones soul to it? Has ...

Achieving a new low

EDITOR The Big Left Resistance Movement has been rolling since the bombshell election of President Donald Trump. This week they shifted into high gear, and achieved a new low. On Sept 16, a California psychology professor went public with the accusation that Trump Supreme Court (SCOTUS) ...

The purge goes on

EDITOR: The Great Purge, also known as the Great Terror, was Stalin’s way of dealing with political opposition. Brutal and without mercy, he instigated the greatest political repression campaign in the history of the Soviet Union. The Great Purge officially lasted from 1936 to 1938, but its ...

Many successful businesses begin at home

EDITOR: Twenty years ago I taught a group of wild high school boys. One in particular witnessed beatings of his family member, including himself. He was left to fend for himself and his younger sister for weeks at a time. Today, he is a single father of three, a full time job, and a garage ...

Paying your fair share

EDITOR: Many GOP members of Congress want to cut Social Security. But there are things that could be enacted before any of this happens. FICA is an acronym for the Federal Insurance Contributions Act, which is the name of the legislation that requires employers to withhold taxes from our ...

Thank you, Escanaba area

EDITOR: This past September 18 I was privileged to be on the Upper Peninsula Honor Flight to Washington D.C. from Escanaba. As a Vietnam veteran, the experiences seeing the war memorials, the branch memorials, and the Lincoln Memorial were ones I will never forget. But, when I reflect on ...

Vote in recall election

EDITOR: With the mid-term election just weeks away it seems a good time to encourage voters to get out and make their wishes known. This is especially true for the townships of Garden and Fairbanks where recall elections are taking place. Some members of the township boards are on the ...

Respect the flag

EDITOR It will soon be time for more parades. Last year while watching the Santa Claus parade, I was really surprised and shocked at the lack of honor and respect given to our American Flag. The same was seen at the other parades in our area. Hardly anyone saluted the flag. Not many young ...

Once upon a full moon

EDITOR: From Sept. 21-25, people in China will be off from work to celebrate the Moon Festival, which will arrive on Sept. 24. Being family-oriented, gathered under the full moon, they will share food and wine, and give thanks to the ones they love. It’s likely for a wide-eyed child to ...

An apology

EDITOR: Upon reading Nino Green’s Letter to the Editor last Tuesday, before fact-checking right away, I emailed my friend John in Iowa who had sent me the quotes. John is a laid-back, apolitical, conservative, Methodist, likable, humble farmer. I told him that we had some trouble. He said, ...

Misinformation and fact checking

EDITOR: Misinformation takes more effort to correct than producing accurate information in the first place. A letter published in the Sept. 6, 2018 Daily Press claimed to quote three prominent senators making statements hostile towards the Constitution. The quotes were hyperbolic enough to ...

How fake news spreads

EDITOR: In a recent letter to the editor entitled, “Democrats Constitutional Crisis” Mike Olson uses fake news to prove his point. Attached is link showing the quotes he listed were fake. Now you know, now you as the editor need to make a comment as to this fake news and should use it as ...