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By Scott Sullivan Editor Call of the Wild Great news from Lansing, where the same state government that gave us the Flint water crisis has banned using chocolate as bait for bears. We can poison poor people but pack M&M’s in a picnic basket and Yogi purloins the thing, look out. We can still bait […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel I woke up from a vivid dream about tombstones the other morning. The good news is that my name was not on one, which I took as a favorable omen. Many cemeteries these days require headstones to be placed flat to the ground to make mowing easier. That makes sense, […]

Eliminate insane pork barrel projects

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher President Donald Trump has vowed to cut government expenses. In his first 100 days he has suggested several departmental cuts that have unnerved a backlash among many liberal-leaning groups. I’m of the opinion if Trump and his gang were to eliminate most of the pork barrel projects that Congress has approved […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Florida Man I hate many states: California, Texas, complacency … it depends on which one I’m in. Mostly it’s Michigan; We enjoy our deepest wounds from the things we most love, go figure. Ohio used to be worst until I resigned myself just to laughing. Now Florida—where sun-baked brains gave us […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel “I’m just plain world-weary,” a friend told me the other day. I understood. We all have anxieties that range from our finances to our health to relationships and more. To it we have added endless negativity in the news and commentary in social media. Plus, there are always spoilsports who […]

Make Daylight Savings Time go away

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher Another year and another rant about Daylight Saving Time. This writer is always awakened at 4 a.m. by his hungry dogs. I stumble out of bed and feel my way to the kitchen much like a blind person without a leader dog. There I am met by my famished dogs, who […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Eternal Bosom I get no respect. Being in media I’m entitled to none. But at least, in the land of the free, I can mock politicians as they do me, elevating the discourse level. That’s why I’m heading for North Korea. The Kims do respect right. Last week a high-level delegation […]

Life as performance art

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By Fr. G. Corwin Stoppel After politely ignoring Dr. Annis’ invitation for years, the time came to have my eyes checked for the possibility of new glasses. I made my appointment and we went through the usual testing, from the puff of air to check for glaucoma to looking into a viewfinder and signaling every […]

I’ve had it with credit cards

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By Mike Wilcox Publisher I’ve had it. I’m as mad as hell and won’t take it anymore. For the second time in three months, someone has stolen money from me. Last Friday my credit card was tapped for a whopping $2,600. Three months ago the predecessor card was nailed for nearly $500 when someone in […]

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By Scott Sullivan Editor Family Values Family values have gone to hell here since Cindy Gamrat was ousted as state representative. First came the Allegan man who stabbed his wife with a knife and fork on Valentine’s Day, tried to strangle her, then assaulted their dog. So much for flowers and a box of chocolates. […]