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Lakeland Times, Minocqua, Wisconsin
Friday, September 6, 2019 7:30 AM
This week, as we report in today’s edition, The Times has filed an open-meetings complaint against two supervisors, Robb Jensen and Jack Sorensen, for what we believe to be talking out of turn at a recent meeting, in which they took it upon themselves to plug a new $10-million-plus expense for county taxpayers, namely, a new county highway department facility. (subscriber access)
  • I rarely watch cable news anymore. It’s all hysteria, all the time. (subscriber access)
  • When it comes to brain injuries, it is said that the accumulation of small hits to the head are actually more damaging than concussions in causing neurodegenerative disease, and the same might be said of political and economic injury, that the accumulation of small slights can be more devastating to a region’s prosperity than one major political assault. (subscriber access)
  • The recent threats by Beijing to cut off American access to critical mineral imports has many Americans wondering why our politicians have allowed the United States to become so overly dependent on China for these valued resources in the first place. (subscriber access)
  • Eighteen years ago, on a terrible day every American then living remembers too well, Rudolph Giuliani earned respect for his calm, inspiring and unifying leadership of a wounded New York City. Too much has happened since then to feel anything but disappointment in him, but on this year’s 9/11 anniversary, the man once known as “America’s Mayor” descended to a new and ominous low. (subscriber access)
  • Is the left once again embracing Malthusian population control in order to save the planet? (subscriber access)
  • Back when Richard Nixon was president, a Washington saloon five minutes’ walk from the White House named the Class Reunion was the go-to watering hole where press, politicians and real people could rub and bend elbows. To be candid, I was a regular at “the CR,” as it was called, but frankly went there more for the uniquely bipartisan conversation and good-natured needling, which were the hallmarks of the place. (subscriber access)
  • With most services, you get to shop around, but rarely can you do that with government-run schools.

    Philadelphia mom Elaine Wells was upset to learn that there were fights every day in the school her son attended. So she walked him over to another school. (subscriber access)

  • Over the past few weeks, Donald Trump has previewed his campaign against Joe Biden, still apparently the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination in 2020. “Joe isn’t playing with a full deck of cards,” barked Trump with his usual grace and originality, after the former vice president said something awkward about “poor kids” and “white kids.” (subscriber access)
  • It’s time for Oneida County taxpayers to be very concerned
    This week, as we report in today’s edition, The Times has filed an open-meetings complaint against two supervisors, Robb Jensen and Jack Sorensen, for what we believe to be talking out of turn at a recent meeting, in which they took it upon themselves to plug a new $10-million-plus expense for county taxpayers, namely, a new county highway department facility. (subscriber access)
  • One of the many idiocies of the “Green New Deal” and other such anti-fossil fuel crusades is that all of this arrives on the political scene at a time when the price of producing energy from fossil fuels is lower than at any time before in human history. (subscriber access)
  • Back about 1740, when a potato famine hit Ireland, a prominent philanthropist in the Irish village of Maynooth decided to do something good for starving village farmers: she put them to work building a gigantic and ornate stone structure, and paid them by giving them food for free. (subscriber access)
  • Why does most of Africa stay poor while other parts of the world prosper?  (subscriber access)
  • The long anticipated audit of the Oneida-Vilas Transit Commission is in, and, as expected, the company performing the audit, known Wipfli, found no condemnations or misconduct that would result in blaring headlines. (subscriber access)
  • President Donald Trump promised he’d get rid of bad rules. 

    “Remove the anchor dragging us down!” he said when campaigning for president. “We’re going to cancel every needless job-killing regulation!” 
  • Mr. Moore got it both right and wrong in his column “Partying like there’s no tomorrow.”

    He got it right, that a lot of rich people hastening to hold a meeting on an island in their private jets and yachts appears hypocritical when their mode of transportation burns so much more fossil fuel than do average people’s cars. However, he got his “alternative facts” wrong on climate change. 
  • Reducing mass violence — Let’s focus on the real problem
    There is a palpable sense of frustration in the nation after two more mass shootings with more than 30 deaths, this time in Texas and Ohio. (subscriber access)
  • To keep the economy from a further growth slowdown, the Fed must inject more dollar liquidity into the global economy — immediately. 
  • After the massacres in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, we watched Donald Trump, the president who spends most of his time on social media to divide and polarize America, speak up for national unity and an end to “destructive partisanship.” From the White House he issued a statement condemning white supremacy and bigotry as “evil.” And even if his voice droned as he read the teleprompter, people wanted to believe he meant what he said.
  • “Fake news!” shouts the president. His supporters cheer. 
  • Partying like there’s no tomorrow
    Back in the day, when kids caught their parents doing something those parents had told them it was wrong for people to do, the parents had a ready answer:

    “Don’t do as we do,” the thundering command would come. “Do as we say do!” (Subscriber Access)
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