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Commentary: What else can Bush do?


Fri, Aug 27th, 2004
Posted in Features

Why am I not surprised that this incumbent president, who has had four years to put in place his programs and tout his many accomplishments, should resort to TV ads to attack his challenger?

It is quite clever of George Bush’s handlers to get the focus off the President; a page out of the Art of War no less - how to turn devastating weakness into an apparent advantage.

This president, whom critics liken to those giant heads of state: Millard Fillmore, Herbert Hoover and Richard Nixon, quite frankly has nothing else to talk about.

What would he say about education, health insurance, social security? He certainly can’t brag about his environmental accomplishments or his energy policy.

Why isn’t he talking about social justice and enabling the poor, the homeless and the disenfranchised? After all, isn’t he a great Christian who always follows Christ’s lead?

What would he say about the economy and those tax cuts for the rich and all those jobs that were supposed to be generated? Not to mention the resulting deficit and how inflation is the natural byproduct.

What about the Patriot Act, where John Ashcroft has parlayed our civil liberties into a Big Brother mish-mash of government meddling with our personal freedoms? The latest effort has the FBI and the justice department putting the hit on would-be dissenters at the upcoming Republican National Convention.

And Homeland Security? Damn, I’m glad Duct Tape Tom is in charge. How else would we know the primary colors?

Perhaps Bush could talk about his successes at international diplomacy and the strained relations with old allies.

Or what about the War on Terrorism, about the cooked intelligence that led us into Iraq? Even the conservative right is taking exception with Bush’s decision to invade Iraq. No less than uber-right wing poster boy Pat Buchanan has called Junior’s decision “the greatest strategic blunder in 40 years, a mistake more costly than Vietnam.” This is a quagmire solely of Bush’s doing.

But my cynicism and contempt for the Bush Campaign reached a new high this past week, when his attack dogs went after Kerry’s war record. In a recent article, the New York Times connects the dots from the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the group behind the latest attack ads, and Karl Rove, the .....
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Rushford City Council Report: Building inspection process under fire

Fri, Aug 27th, 2004
Posted in Features

Jay Kruger of CMS appeared before the Rushford City Council at their regular meeting August 23rd to answer their questions about the city’s current building inspection program. Mayor T. S. Roberton asked when the inspector makes the final inspection. ..... 
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Fillmore Central School Board Report

Fri, Aug 27th, 2004
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The preliminary audit shows Fillmore Central’s undesignated fund balance at roughly $250,000 reported Superintendent Myrna Luehmann at the district’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 24, held at the middle school’s media center. Though board member ..... 
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Rushford-Peterson School Board Report: Board gets ready for start of school year

Fri, Aug 27th, 2004
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A decision that was applauded by many last spring, to offer half-day every day kindergarten in the Rushford-Peterson district this fall, is now causing a few complications in the area of transportation.

At its monthly meeting Au ..... 
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Sally Forth visits Berwood Hill Inn

Mon, Aug 23rd, 2004
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Over the years, Berwood Hill Inn, the elegant Victorian Bed & Breakfast, located between Preston and Lanesboro has received its share of publicity. The country estate, with its exquisite gardens, has long been featured in tourist magazines as a “must ..... 
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Cancer survivor to run fundraising marathon

Fri, Aug 20th, 2004
Posted in Features

RUSHFORD - In the beginning, she never asked “why.”

Brenda O’Hare of Rushford says that when she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in December, 2002, and throughout the subsequent treatments and hospitalizations, it didn’ ..... 
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The Lanesboro Sons of Norway turns 75

Fri, Aug 20th, 2004
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LANESBORO - Originally started in Minneapolis in the 1890s from a similar program in the Trondheim, Norway area, the first “Sønner av Norge” provided security to Norwegian-Americans in the form of insurance. From the small group of men reaching out t ..... 
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Lanesboro City Council: Lanesboro considers skatepark

Fri, Aug 20th, 2004
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LANESBORO - In a well-planned presentation, skateboarding youths of Lanesboro detailed their plans for a skatepark to the Lanesboro City Council Monday night, August 16. The young men have already approached the Swim and Rec Committee and have receiv ..... 
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Fillmore County District Court

Fri, Aug 20th, 2004
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Felony Charges

•Gary Arnold Faber, 46, of Austin, was charged in Fillmore County District Court on Monday with one count of felony assault in the third degree stemming from a fight at a Lanesboro bar on June 25, 2004. Faber was ..... 
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