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Posted on June 9 at 4:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Really? Three letters to the editors about the Girl Scout float? The culture warrior bullies need to thank the Girl Scouts for their initiative. As far as I know, free people don't need to run their float ideas by apparatchiks for offical approval.

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Posted on May 26 at 6:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Paul Donahue,

Thank you for writing this letter about my first cousin. I will pass it along to Sharon's brother and sister.

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Posted on May 15 at 12:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Wow. Millions of people are livid about Obama's abuse of power in reinterpreting the plain meaning of sex under the Civil Rights Act into self-identified sexual preference and then ordering public schools to conform to the new definition or face lawsuits and loss of federal education aid. Do we get letters to the editor and stories about this? Instead we get this story. The big issue is abuse of federal power. How about addressing that?

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Posted on July 22 at 10:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Why should Disney be getting million dollar subsidies from the state so people can be entertained. How many sidewalks could people fix if the state gave grants for things people NEED? Damn stupid government.

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Posted on July 16 at 8:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@Jim Moorhead: A+

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Posted on July 6 at 12:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"The meat is later processed and distributed to local food charities, USDA spokesman Travis Kocurek said."

I doubt it. Let's see the meat on the shelf of a food bank.

In "Goose meat to be given away - Trustees criticized over roundup plan," Daily Gazette, The (Schenectady, NY) - June 15, 2006, MARY MARTIALAY reported, "The village has altered course in its offer to donate meat to food pantries. In January, before trustees agreed to a roundup, McLaughlin said the village would donate meat if found to be safe for consumption. Later, armed with a $3,000 quote for the cost of testing, trustees decided to dispose of the birds without testing them."

The cost of testing still outweighs the benefit of putting this mostly undesirable meat on pantry shelves. It would be cheaper to use the money to purchase domestically raised meat.

Very likely, the government is either lying or being inefficient. Old news.

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Posted on June 12 at 8:44 a.m. (Suggest removal)

@William Cox: A++++++++++

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Posted on June 6 at 10:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Bait and switch. Put out a nice design to win the casino then dumb it down to match an industrial warehouse. NOBODY wants to gamble in a warehouse.

From: Reaction mixed on new casino design

Posted on May 30 at 12:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This is complete and utter nonsense. The lake isn't too murky, THE LAW IS TOO RESTRICTIVE. Damn Government. How about letting swimmers decide if they want to take the risk? How many people will die in the future, from less exercise than optimal, or from drowning, because a perfectly good lake can't be used? Better to avoid the 1 drowning per 5 years that we can see than the 10 death's per year that we can't.

It's time for some civil disobedience by the mayor. Open the beach and let the people swim.

From: Collins Lake still too murky for swimming

Posted on May 5 at 9:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The practice should be banned by state law.

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