Panel discussion

4:34 PM, Jul. 5, 2013  |  Comments
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Look in the mirror

Much is being made over the racist slurs and statements of Paula Deen. Discussions are on whether the fallout is right or wrong. Those discussions should also be on how we treat groups and persons we perceive as different.

I dare say that each one of us has slurred a person or group due to our own ignorance, because "everyone does it," or because we think we're funny (but really just plain mean).

We all need to look at how we talk to and about others. There is never any justification to slur anyone because of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, nationality or physical appearance!

Carla Halvorson

Two Rivers

Patriot or not?

Who is an American patriot? The flag waver? Most of us are born into citizenship and take it for granted. Many people don't know anything about the Declaration of Independence or the Preamble and the Constitution. These documents are the bedrock of America! How can you exercise your citizenship if you don't know what they say?

Citizenship means rights and responsibilities. We have freedom of speech and an obligation to speak the truth. Being an American isn't politics, or race, or religion; it's an attitude of head and heart. We are all in this together! United we stand, divided we fall! Currently we are divided and falling

Just me ?

Ed Hansen


No local control

The dire implications of Common Core that this insidious program would bring to our state schools system is alarming and shocking. It would take months of writing to this form just to outline it.

To summarize Common Core, when finally implemented it would be a total takeover by the federal government, no local control.

When concerned citizens don't have the respect due to them by superintendents like (Mark) Swanson and (Randy) Fredrikson to at least attend their seminar, fat chance concerned citizens would have with the bureaucracy in D.C.

Check it out for yourselves!

Vern Troullier


Salute the flag

... and another thing!

Kudos and plaudits to Stephan Nordstrom and his company, Baileigh Industries, for erecting a gigantic American flag on the company's property in the Manitowoc Industrial Park west of I-43. What a beautiful sight as you drive by on the interstate and see our flag floating in the breeze reminding us all of the fortunes we all enjoy in America. Thank you Stephan!

... this is not ridiculous, we need more people like Stephan Nordstrom already!

Roy Geigel


No explanations

Since 10 p.m. Washington time (4 a.m. Libya time), on Sept. 11, 2012, President Obama has avoided any explanation about the four Benghazi murders and has not ordered any arrests of the involved terrorists. The exhaustive parade of lies and deceptions by the Obama sycophants to protect this political scandal was begun with the talking points of Susan Rice on Sept. 16 and continues to this day on Chairman Darrel Issa's House Oversight Committee. This administration and State Department carry the blood of these four citizens on their hands. This Constitutional violation is an impeachable offense.

John Goswitz


What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
579 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
862 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
1025 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
1278 votes

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