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Opinion

Letter to the Editor: Rebuttal to Keller

Bill Keller, it's truly hard to believe that someone that calls themselves an American, can write something like this, let alone publish it for public consumption. Because your political party and Fox News, has you and 30% of Americans, brainwashed, you are pulling a Trump with this letter. You are accusing others of doing exactly what your party is doing to this country.

Letter to the Editor: The Democrat Plan for America – D.I.E.

The Democrat Plan for America – D.I.E. From the 1996 movie “Independence Day” - President Whitmore:  I know there is much we can learn from each other......if we can negotiate a truce.  We can find a way to coexist.  Can there be a peace between us? Captured Alien:  Peace...??  No peace. President Whitmore:  What is it you want us to do? Captured Alien:  Die.
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Letter to the Editor: What's the plan?

Dear Editor,Clear as a bell!Planned chaos.If you leave the gate open, the cow will wander off.  So, if you intentionally leave the gate open, you want the cow to wander off.  You can't blame stupidity or laziness.  It was intentional.If you cut police budgets, you will get more crime on the streets.  So, if you intentionally cut police budgets, you wanted more crime on the streets.

Letter to the Editor: Thank you for taking care of the Farmers

Dear Editor, We live in a great farming community.  Here farmers are respected and appreciated.  Today I want to thank the Vinton-Shellsburg FFA and the Tama Benton Co-Op for once again providing a Harvest Meal - two weekends.  Thank you also to the sponsors who provided for this meal, part of what makes Vinton a great place to live.

Letter to the Editor: "Unhonorable" Veteran Responds

Dear Editor, On September 16, 2022, I interviewed for a position with the county as the Roadside Manager. There were three interviews held that day and three the following Monday, September 19. On Friday the 23rd, there was an apparent committee meeting and they decided to hire George "Wes" Haefner. On the morning of September 27, Josh Svoboda received a call that he was not hired for the job.
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Letter to the Editor: Does appearance matter?

Dear Editor,Apparently, David Thompson thinks the race for Benton County attorney is about appearance. He includes a medically compromised photo of his opponent in all of his ads. This act of desperation shows poor judgment, unbecoming etiquette and discrimination.Sincerely,Judy Meyer

Letter to the Editor: Inflation and your Investments

Editor:As of last Friday's close I have lost $28,369.98 from the high of Jan 4, 2022 on my Schwab account (basically a 17.70% loss in just 10 months).  Technically this is an unrealized loss as I have not sold all of my Schwab investments.  But the more important losses are to my IRA accout that I rely on for most of my retirement income.

Darling Conversations: Affect Heart

I was one of those kids who were fortunate enough to not be saved from the worst humanity had to offer. Just having ringside tickets to the gore and horror probably would have been enough for anyone in childhood to grow up permanently desensitized by the cruelty. Completely blind to the suffering of others. Somehow I went in the opposite direction, empathy that was completely destructive.
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Letter to the Editor: Re-Elect Thompson

Dear Editor, A few years ago, Ken Popenhagen, former Benton County Sheriff, stopped by my farm for a visit and it lasted over three hours. We talked about everything from A to Z, and of course we talked about politics. The name David Thompson came up. Ken, a Republican, told me that he and two or three other law enforcement officers around the county (you know who you are) were unhappy about the job performance of then county attorney, Ray Lough in the 1990’s.

Letter to the Editor: Rebuttal

Note to Ms. Gould: The $80B needed to hire over 80,000 new IRS agents is justified?  Where is this money coming from?  Do you have an answer??  I think not.  You are just going along with the WOKE Dem crowd.  The majority of tax revenue is not from the super-rich, but from the rest of us.  As an aside my property taxes increased this year by approximately $2,000.
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