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Letters to the Editor

Put the sign back

EDITOR: You may not agree with the Republican side of the equation, but that does not give you the right to steal my Trump/Pence 2020 sign from my yard. It also had two American flags on it. Isn’t it sad when something like this happens? This sign was placed in my yard on Lake Shore ...

Politicians and basic math

EDITOR: Just the other day I heard Nancy Pelisse announce that Democrats feel that calculating 70% of Americans wages is “Just too complicated for the federal government.” Hmm. Are these not the same people who have been telling me for decades how simple a federal takeover of the entire ...

Cannot be President

EDITOR: Luis Rodriguez came to the US from Mexico legally at age 18. Luis, as an immigrant, cannot ever become President. But, look at what he can do here. Luis, you can be a doctor, lawyer, mechanic, storekeeper, policeman, almost anything you want. It requires ability, the desire to get ...

Copy success, shun failure

EDITOR: As a former athlete, football coach, IBM salesman and marketing manager, I’ve found that emulating successful people, techniques and strategies improved performance. I personally watched great tennis players: Poncho Gonzales, Arthur Ashe, Billy Jean King, learning to improve my ...

We need the Great Lakes tunnel

EDITOR: Making a living in Michigan these days isn’t always easy. Without access to Line 5, keeping worksites open would get a lot harder. That’s why we need to build the Great Lakes Tunnel and keep Line 5 in good working order. We need the energy from Line 5 to heat our homes and ...

Mailed ballots

EDITOR: Heavy, heavy pressure out there against mailed ballots. Mr. Trump insists that absentee voting is good, mail-in voting is bad. Clearly, this is a distinction without a difference. In Michigan, anyone who wishes may request an absentee ballot, no excuse, no reason necessary. The clerk ...

The signature drive continues

EDITOR: The Daily Press reported in a headline that the Ralph Blasier recall petition failed. The headline was followed by context that indicated the petition did not have enough signatures for the November election ballot, but readers don’t always read beyond such a decisive headline. ...

Support for Gerry Tatrow

EDITOR: My wife and I decided to retire here in Delta County for a variety of reasons. It was close to our hunting camp of 45 years, it had all the amenities we needed and most importantly, we have met more people and made more friends than the whole time we lived downstate. Here we have ...

Election year craziness

EDITOR: We deal with everything that comes our way. At this time it is a worldwide virus. We can only hope our government is doing everything possible to work to find answers. Is this a manmade virus? Will it ever end, or will a new one replace it? Could a certain country such as China, ...

Why is the city council involved?

EDITOR: I remember, way back when, the state of Michigan voted to allow recreational pot sales. I don’t remember the exact wording on the ballot, but I don’t think the ballot proposal had any stipulations as to “opting out” or “upon city council approval”. I voted against the ...

Microchipping employees

EDITOR: Microchipping has been great for finding lost pets. Cats and dogs that have gone astray have been returned home. Are we to be treated the same as cats and dogs by employers? Apparently our current state representative thinks so and was one of two representatives to vote in favor of ...

Won’t issue citations

EDITOR: These are difficult times for citizens, businesses and law enforcement agencies during this historic pandemic. In order to manage this pandemic, Governor Whitmer has issued 147 executive orders in an effort to curb the death count in our state. Executive Order 147 requires the ...

Support for Blasier

EDITOR: I agree with and support Ralph Blasier. If someone is attempting to harm my family or is trying to either destroy my property or in some other way, cause me harm, I will do whatever it takes to stop them. I will not stand by and let the rioters (sorry, protesters, peaceful protesters) ...

Circulating recall petition

EDITOR: I’m writing this letter for a number of reasons. I am the person who filed the recall election petition concerning Councilman Ralph Blaiser. Some people in our community have turned this recall into a political battle. It was never meant to be that. I am not anti-conservative. I ...

It’ll never happen

EDITOR: Guilty! I am the guy who occasionally writes a letter to the editor, attempting to encourage everyone’s return to church. Given the times we are currently living in, believing our country has lost its moral compass, many Christians believe we enter times like these because God is ...

Political opportunity for the Big Left

EDITOR: The COVID-19 pandemic, the murder of George Floyd by rogue cops in Minneapolis, and hate for the Orange Man and his supporters has created a perfect storm of political opportunity for the Big Left, and they are pouncing. Remember the famous quote from Rahm Emanuel, former Obama chief ...

Saints and sinners

EDITOR: Poor Dr. Blasier. He made a faux pas, social blunder, and his constituents want to remove him from office. My, what an evil man he must be. He made a remark that rioters and looters and those that destroy property to display their anger should be shot in the leg. Although maybe not ...

Resignation

EDITOR: This is a copy of an email I sent to Ralph Blasier on June 30, 2020 via his official email address. As of yet I have not received a response from him. Time to resign Mr Blasier. Be a man. Do you really need the money the city pays you each meeting? I don’t feel it is a good use of ...

Symbols of history

EDITOR: From the beginning of time human’s have left symbols of history. Leaving branches of knowledge that records and explains past events which forms the subject matter of a history — a philosophical explanation of their causes. In Europe there are many, many towns left in their ...

Difficult but responsible decision

EDITOR: On behalf of the Delta County Democratic Party, I want to commend Vickie Micheau, the board and sponsors of the U.P. State Fair for making the difficult but responsible decision on Tuesday to cancel the upcoming 2020 U.P. State Fair. We all know that hundreds of vendors, service ...