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Tilting at windmills and blowing smoke; can liberals keep fooling the voters?


By Jeff Erding

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

Given the current political situation, no one can envy the position of the liberals and secular progressives in America. New and more serious problems and scandals seem to pop up every day, most of them not at all favorable to the Obama Administration. One would think support for Mr. Obama and his destructive policies would be swirling down the drain with a speed exceeding that of any power flush toilet, but although cracks in the dam of public opinion are starting to widen, hard core liberals from top to bottom have shown a remarkable proclivity to circle the wagons and fight off conservative criticisms. You gotta admire that kind of tenacity!

I’m writing this on the morning of June 27 as the rainy weather is preventing any outside work in the woods or on the farm. Recent events of grave importance are unfolding in the world and America. The radical terrorist group ISIS, composed of bloodthirsty Sunni Islamic militants, has conquered huge sections of Iraq and is setting up the most dangerous terrorist state in the world. This situation, which has turned the entire Middle East from a troubled region into a powder keg that threatens the existence of the free world, is the direct result of terribly misguided military and foreign policy decisions by the Obama Regime including the self proclaimed financially challenged Hillary Clinton. [ We were broke when Bill left office.] A similar meltdown in Afghanistan seems inevitable.

Vladimir Putin is thumbing his nose at President Obama as Russia continues depredations in eastern Europe, not in the least concerned with retaliation by our feckless executive branch or the impotent John Kerry.

Despite ample proof he was informed prior to his inauguration in 2008, Mr. Obama pretended he knew nothing about the tragic problems in the VA healthcare system.

Recent revelations surfaced that key documentation was unaccountably lost in the investigation of the IRS and its blatant persecution of conservative groups. (It was all accidental. Not a shred of a smidgen of wrong doing or illegal activity, according to our Chief Executive and his lap dog Attorney General.)

Foreign illegal children by the thousands are flooding our southern tier of states, overwhelming the ability of our system to cope and adding untold millions to state and federal budgets already drowning in red ink. I know these unfortunate people need help, but there has to be a better way. .....
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Correction 7.14.14

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

In the July 7, edition of the Fillmore County Journal there were a few errors in the New owners at The Gateway in Wykoff article. Their Friday night fish fry includes fish, shrimp, and ribs. They no longer do chicken drummies on Friday night. And t ..... 
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The Affordable Care Act

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
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By Dale J. Eppen The Affordable Care Act, the Democrats say one thing and the Republicans say another, so what is the truth? As a health insurance sales person for 38 years I have read editorial after editorial, and all I read is pooled ignorance ..... 
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Are we doomed to polarization?

By Lee Hamilton

Thu, Jul 10th, 2014
Posted in All Commentary

We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing. The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. Polls in recent years detail a polarized nation, divided both ..... 
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Time to "Pay it Forward"

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
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Our life span is a mere moment in time in comparison to the age of the planet we live on. It is our responsibility to pass on this gift of a life sustaining planet to those that come after us. We disrespect the rights of future generations by not p ..... 
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One Moment, Please... A conflicted state

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
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We have a conflicted state here in Minnesota. Our state government preaches so positively about economic development while at the same time making it harder for businesses to stay in business. What I am referring to relates to small town America. ..... 
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Paint the Town

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
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By Tim Penny Since 1998 Valspar Corporation, headquartered in Minneapolis, has partnered with the six Minnesota Initiative Foundations for the “Minnesota Beautiful” program. This grant provides free paint to communities and nonprofits for beaut ..... 
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The lesson congress should learn from the VA scandal

By Lee Hamilton

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
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Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. Then comes the reaction: a shocked public, an administration on the defensive, grandstanding members of Con ..... 
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One Moment, Please... Welcome to Whiner-ville?

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
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To be quite frank, while I greatly appreciate our Democracy, I loathe elections. It’s not the process itself, or even the outcome. It all relates to how some candidates interact with media. I’ve been dealing with this for over 20 years, so I ..... 
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