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Letters to the Editor

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EDITOR : Re: Nothing makes sense anymore I was absolutely appalled Wednesday morning when I woke up and read “Nothing makes sense anymore”. Not just the fact that the Daily Press had bothered to publish it, but that so many people I admired and respected had shared it. Things have not ...

Stupak gives support to Biden

EDITOR Our Michigan is a beautiful state. Its forests and streams provide us peace, while the Great Lakes inspire wonder. Our forests and waters also offer hunters and anglers a bounty of opportunities with game and fish. With fall, it is the peak season for we hunters as we get ready to ...

Nothing makes sense anymore

EDITOR: It’s time we wake up. Empires crumble. Titanic America has hit an iceberg. We’re taking on water and sinking. What does the current American Empire look like? If a guy pretends to be a woman, you’re required to pretend with him. It’s now un-American for the census to count ...

An ounce of prevention

EDITOR: In a letter published in late March, I asked why health care workers in the world’s most prosperous nation were having to do without face masks. I suggested that it was time for the President to act. In April, while complex and expensive ventilators were built by the thousands, the ...

Open restaurants

EDITOR: We. the people, are tired of drive thru and takeout food. Per the governor’s orders, restaurants in the Upper Peninsula can open for inside dining. Why, then, are so many restaurants still closed? I have talked to some fast food personnel who say it is a corporate decision. Really? ...

Too much hate

EDITOR: I know there are mixed feelings about the late Michael Jackson. However, I hope you can put those aside for just a couple of minutes and read the lyrics of a song that we ALL need right now. It’s called Heal the World. The first and last verses and chorus: There’s a place, in ...

In defense of the USPS

EDITOR: The United States Postal Service (USPS) is so important to a functioning society that it was ensconced in the Constitution in 1789 (article 1, section 8). Like police and fire departments, it is a public good, which greatly enhances the well-being of society, especially those in rural ...

Stolen purse

EDITOR: To the person who stole my purse on Sept 3: The State Police are investigating as well as Menards. hope that you use the cash inside to pay your bills and feed your children. If your guilt feelings get the better of you, please use some of the cash you found to mail everything back ...

Coin shortage

EDITOR: What is behind the “coin shortage due to COVID”? I have asked tellers at the bank, and they have all of the coins they need. Meijer and Walmart switched their self-check registers to “card only “ some time ago. There was an excuse given to me that doesn’t hold water. I was ...

To be or not to be

EDITOR: To be or not to be remains a legitimate question. To riot or not to riot should never have to be asked. Kenosha, Minneapolis, Portland, St. Louis, Whatever city is next. I cannot think of any of my family, neighbors, or people in this area who would ever choose or ever chose to ...

Get over it U.P. lawmakers

EDITOR: I was sent one of many forms- Be a part of Michigan Future. The material that was in the 16 pages was very well put together, although there were a few got you questions — one was the (optional page 12-13) Why do you want to - How you affiliate with - 500 word each. Now if you ...

Mail in voting – safe?

EDITOR: Mr. Nino Greene, over 800 ballots were mailed to dead people. We received ballot applications for people who lived here over six years ago. Dead people shouldn’t be allowed to vote. Don’t bother them. ts tough enough to be dead, they can’t fill out the forms or sign their ...

Smiles hidden

EDITOR: I’ve made approximately 500 homemade masks — that may qualify me to comment. I’ve given many away to friends, family and neighbors. I sold some for $2, $3, and $5. Getting a little back in return for the hours spent and materials used to assemble. But cash numbers didn’t ...

Argument was flawed

EDITOR: While I’ve been an avid reader of the Daily Press for a great many years, seeing Gay Kleikamp’s letter was the first time I felt compelled to write in. I find her entire argument to be flawed and frankly not even on the subject most of the time. She is against pot shops, which is ...

Bergman against saving USPS

EDITOR: Rep. Jack Bergman voted against the “Delivering for America Act,” The bill passed the U.S. House, Aug. 22, 2020. It prohibited the U.S. Postal Service from making changes to operations or levels of service from those that were in effect on Jan. 1, 2020. In short during the ...

Lymphedema Treatment Act

EDITOR: Especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, lymphedema patients must have the medical supplies they need to safely manage their condition at home. The Lymphedema Treatment Act (S.518/H.R.1948) is a bipartisan bill that will improve insurance coverage for medically necessary, ...

Make time to take deer hunt survey

EDITOR: U.P. deer hunters who have not already participated in a recent DNR survey online, asking for hunter input about future changes in deer hunting regulations, have until Aug. 28 to do so. The survey only has six questions, three of which deal with U.P. deer hunting, and only takes a few ...

Put the sign back

EDITOR: Thank you to the Escanaba citizen for your letter to the editor on Aug. 11 regarding the theft of your Trump sign. Sadly, your letter will be able to be used as a template letter many times in the months to come, and it will be used by members of both political parties. Below is your ...

Increasing wind towers and their effect

EDITOR: The number of industrial wind towers on the Garden Peninsula will soon more than double. We are well on the way to the 90 towers predicted a few years ago. The saddest part of this despoilment of a once Eden is that the only purpose of these machines is to satisfy a misguided ...

Mail-in voting is safe

EDITOR: No, Dr. Blasier, mail-in ballots are not sent to dogs and cats or dead people. Ballot applications are sent to registered voters who must fill them out and return them in order to receive a ballot. Voters who have died cannot do this. Those who have moved will not receive the ...