DL News Staff
On Feb. 6, I experienced the joy of being helped by others. My day began by attending 9 a.m. Mass at Holy Rosary and spending additional time visiting Jesus in the Adoration Chapel. Then I focused my "mind's eye" on the map of D.L. to see what directions I would go to cover the six steps I needed to make. I finished five of them and headed to Walmart. Got my groceries and other needs, went to my car, unloaded my groceries in the back seat and noticed my rear tire on passenger side was very low. So I quickly took off for Tire's Plus to blow up my tire.
The year of 2012 was a record breaker. President Obama was re-elected with a five million vote advantage over Romney. A clear 50 percent plus majority. President Obama also ended the Iraq war, as promised. The war with Iraq was advertised by Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith, Hadley, Richard Pearl, Cheney and others, as a low cost solution to a non-threat. The cost was promoted at a low cost of $60 billion. Hey, no problem -- right? Let-'er rip. Gen. Franks claimed to be surprised and delighted to lead our forces -- other generals were equally surprised.
When NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre stated, "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," I absolutely agree with him. Another thing I agree with is our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. But what I would like the NRA to tell me is how are they going to identify the good guys from the bad guys? Will they have armbands of different colors? Or maybe some kind of special hat? What if a good guy decides to be a bad guy or the opposite happens? Then how will I tell them apart?
Just about everyone you talk to nowadays, knows that when it comes to business, both good leaders and good employees are getting harder and harder to come by. Many reasons exist from high costs of operating for companies to carrying of the mindset of disrespect of people in general. Taking a look at the past compared to what we have going on now, is a very great span of differences, both in thinking and doing.
In response to the grievous journey of Eric Bergeson (Country Scribe) as reported in the Record of Jan. 13, 2013: Dear Lost and Confused in Austin, Texas, May I point out your errors -- in the order you made them so that hopefully your next trip will be better. 1. No one who flies is innocent. (One is molested -- albeit technologically -- at every departure.) 2. When you're in a strange city, consider a taxi instead of renting a car. 3. I could have warned you, but you didn't ask. 4. Forget New Zealand, sheep aren't too dangerous to a man in a car. 5.
These days our country is "up-in-arms" over the shootings that have recently occurred in Connecticut and elsewhere in too many places. We are panicked and rightly so. Where are we safe? Not in churches, schools, movie theaters or homes. The safest place should be in our mother's womb. January 22, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision to allow people to legally kill the unborn in the womb.
I was certainly not surprised to see Mr. Tobkin's letter on Jan. 20, regarding abortion and Roe v. Wade. He has been writing his tirades for years. What does surprise me however, is his closing question. When will we get this figured out? I believe quite a few of we Americans, do have it figured out. (63 percent approving Roe v. Wade). It seems to me Mr. Tobkin is in the same time-warp as many of our learned Congressmen and talk show hosts.
If persons do not learn from history, history is bound to repeat itself. This is a part of history. "This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, the world will follow our lead into the future." -- Adolf Hitler 1938 -- Marilyn M. Swanson, Wadena
The DNR's recent news release, "Elk hunt extended to meet management goals, control depredation," should leave Minnesotans shaking their heads. There appears to be no logic to our DNR's conservation practices other than to satisfy their "clients" -- the cattle industry and trophy hunters. A recreational wolf hunt has ended, which lacked scientific data nor a clear plan forward and was rejected by 80 percent of surveyed public. Elk are the preferred prey animal of the wolf. If we truly want a self-sustaining timber wolf population, then why are we killing elk? Enter cattle industry.
This January marks 40 years of Roe vs.