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Future talk


Mon, Mar 28th, 2016
Posted in All Commentary



My little girl is over a year old now: she’s walking, she’s talking, and she’s got a very gleeful sort of stubbornness that I wish I could get away with in my everyday life. My wife and I are doing our very best to make sure that, even if she isn’t the first kid in her kindergarten class with iUnderwear or whatever they will think is ultra-cool in four years, she’ll be in a home that loves her beyond any bounds of good taste and will abuse that lack of good taste to embarrass her with said love for many, many years.

In ways other than loving our daughter, my wife and I work exceptionally well together: I’m up in the clouds, and she keeps me down to earth. I’m a culinary novice, she’s a world-class foodie. Most importantly, she worries about the here and now while I’m perpetually ten years down the road. She’s worrying about what’s for dinner tonight, while I’m wondering when the bees are all going to die and deprive everyone of dinner within my lifetime. Much like how two volatile elements come together to make salt, something essential for human life, my wife and I make something great... with only the occasional explosion.

But I can’t help but wonder about Cindie’s future. What will America be like in twenty years? Now, it’s easy to go down the road to ruin (which, for the record, has a terrible head of hair), claiming that it’s the end of the world as we know it, and I don’t feel fine. After all, both my wife and I worked hard to get degrees that have proven very nearly useless in finding jobs and slightly less than useless in putting down roots to get ahead, but I’m not quite ready to sink into my armchair and start telling little Cindie that I had to work my way up from nothing, and so should she, because America. I don’t even have an armchair. Can’t afford one, Guv’nor.

What I’m trying so say, in a very roundabout way, is that I can’t possibly foresee or, when it happens, understand what my daughter will go through when she grows up, and it’s not my job as a parent to go on the offensive if she acts/behaves/believes/votes differently than I do. She’s my kid, after all, and I love her despite all the diapers currently. If you had told me ten years ago I’d be married to this wonderful woman and have this wonderful daughter, I would have laughed you out of the building, around the corner, and up a wall... but here I am, which only goes to show th .....
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One Moment, Please... A Wookiee write-in vote?

Mon, Mar 28th, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

Fillmore County has a special tie to presidential candidate Donald Trump. Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States from July 9, 1850 to March 4, 1853, was the last president to become elected under a party affiliation other than ..... 
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What is the Veterinary Feed Directive?

By Michael Cruse

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

Extension Educator for Fillmore and Houston Counties The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) has been a hot button topic recently. The veterinary feed directive is an FDA rule that looks to ensure the judicious use of feed medications in livestock. B ..... 
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Correction

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in Harmony Commentary

In the March 14 issue of the Fillmore County Journal, it was incorrectly reported in the Harmony City Council article that Harmony guidebooks are for sale at Harmony Foods. In fact, the guidebooks are available at Harmony Foods and many other local ..... 
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Randy Brock to be guest speaker at PACF dinner and auction March 28

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

The Preston Area Community Foundation’s Annual Dinner and Auction is held every year in late March. This year it will be Monday, March 28 at the Branding Iron Supper Club in Preston, starting at 5:30 p.m. The highlight of the evening is guest s ..... 
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Before you reject the system, understand it

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

If there’s a theme that sets this political season apart, it’s the voters’ utter disdain for most of the people who practice politics. They’re fed up with politicians, they’ve lost faith and confidence in the political elite, and they don ..... 
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Country before political party

Mon, Mar 21st, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

Donald Trump continues to trample on common decorum. His ability to garner enthusiastic support from segments of the GOP, while earning contempt from much of the rest of the party, has put the future of the Grand Old Party in jeopardy. The GOP has b ..... 
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To find hope, look around you

By Lee Hamilton

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

These are very unhappy times in Washington. Relations between the executive and legislative branches are not just sour, but corrosive. The Republican-led Senate has declared it will simply ignore a presidential nomination to the Supreme Court. Both ..... 
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Legal immigration and crony capitalism

By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Mar 14th, 2016
Posted in All Commentary

Sold Out is a new book by Michelle Malkin and John Miano. To understand the current immigration debate, especially about legal immigration, it is a must read. Multi-billionaire Carlos Slim acquired his great wealth through a corrupt arrangement ..... 
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