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Contemporary Bunkshooters


Fri, Oct 19th, 2001
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Monday, October 1, 2001

The Rev. Jerry Falwell is what poet Carl Sandburg would call a bunkshooter. Pat Robertson is one too.

Full-flushing, bonafide bunkshooters. Conjurers, magicians, illusionists, pulling the wool over many peoples eyes with their talk about Armageddon and Gods will, sitting swell in their leather chairs in their mansions on the hill, looking down over their empires.

When the Twin Towers fell in New York and the Pentagon went up in flames in Washington, D.C. there was Falwell saying that those terrorist attacks reflected Gods judgement on a nation spiritually weakened by the American Civil Liberties Union, providers of abortion, supporters of gay rights and federal court rulings on school prayer.

It is not surprising that he made those comments on Robertsons 700 Club program.

And what did the former presidential candidate Robertson say about those same events of September 11?

...We have insulted God at the highest level of our government. Then, we say, Why does this happen? It is happening because God Almighty is lifting His protection from us. Once that protection is gone, we are vulnerable because we are a free society...

Have you ever heard such bunk?

Call the bunco squad, these guys are like the card sharks and the flim flam artists and the slight of hand tricksters bilking the innocent public of their hard earned dollars.

Their brand of fundamental Christianity is no less dangerous than the religious deviation youll find among the zealots of Islam or Judaism or Hinduism or any religion on earth who manipulate their religious teachings for their own purposes. Sandburg published To a Contemporary Bunkshooter in 1916 in his book Chicago Poems. It could have been written today about these two yahoos, who use their bully pulpit to spew their myopic vision of Gods world.

You come along...tearing your shirt...yelling about Jesus.
Where do you get that stuff?

What do you know about Jesus?...

You come along squirting words at us, shaking your fist and calling us dam fools so fierce the froth slobbers over your lips...always blabbing were all going to hell straight off and you know all about it...

You slimy bunkshooter, you put a smut on every human blossom in reach of your rotten breath belching about hell-fire and hiccuping about this Man who lived a clean life in Galilee...

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To the Editor,

Lanesboro Public School is raising money to purchase new equipment for the school and to sponsor educational field trips. We are asking community members to help our school earn cash through a fundraising program from General M ..... 
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Fri, Oct 19th, 2001
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To the Editor,

The Chatfield community has enjoyed a long tradition of excellence in student achievement and an education system we can be proud of. Your support continues to be necessary in order to offer all of our children the academic cou ..... 
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Fri, Oct 19th, 2001
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To the Editor,
Monday, October 22, 2001

To the Editor,

I am writing to plead with all Fillmore Central school district tax payers to vote YES for the school levy referendum on November 6 for two reasons.

First, the ..... 
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Vernon H. Vigeland

Fri, Oct 19th, 2001
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Vernon H. Vigeland, 77, of LaCrosse, Wis., formerly of Mabel, Minn. died March 12, 2001 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel where he had resided for only a week.

Vernon was born September 5, 1923 in Preble Township, Fillmore County, M ..... 
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Gladys Judith Swain

Fri, Oct 19th, 2001
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Gladys Judith Swain, 93, of Rushford, a homemaker, died March 7, 2001 at her home.

Gladys Judith Williams was born May 15, 1907, on the Humble farm at Highland Prairie, moved to North Dakota with her family when she was 3 months old and retu ..... 
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Ronald Thorson

Fri, Oct 19th, 2001
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Ronald Thorson, 65, of rural Mabel, a retired Lockheed Corp. employee, died April 28, 2001 at Winneshiek County Memorial Hospital in Decorah, Iowa.

Ronald was born Aug. 28, 1935, in Decorah to Levi and Esther (Rotvold) Thorson. He graduated ..... 
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