The commentary on end of the month hunger is a rather complete disaster and an excuse showing that parents that receive food stamps are totally incapable of planning their grocery needs for a month between free checks. Has our society gotten to the point where the nanny state will have to do your food budget and nutritional budget for you and then go shopping for you and deliver it for you? That is the most unbelievable I think I have ever read. It’s so sad that America has reached a point where it can’t do anything anymore for itself. Unbelievable.
People live in foreclosed houses
When some of you are walking around looking at foreclosed properties, remember there are people living in these houses. It’s not alright to be walking around the yard and it’s not alright to be poking your nose into their sheds or garages. I have never seen such rude behavior from people. And do not knock on the door and ask if you can see the inside of the house.
The DNR has limited the wolf hunt during the deer hunter time to only 400 wolves. With deer guts out in the woods, it will attract wolves and bait them. Hunters will shoot as many wolves as they can. The DNR will have no control over the wolf hunt. Hunters will shoot many more wolves and let them lay in the woods. This is a moral crime to shoot wolves. They have a right to live the same as any animal. Stop the wolf hunt.
Netting on Mille Lacs Lake
The netting on Mille Lacs Lake that goes on every spring is a disgrace. All those walleyes not having a chance to reproduce, the lake is in danger and the DNR still allows this to go on. Not to mention, I’ve watched many videos of them taking northerns and muskies from their gill nets and throwing them back to float away and die. This is sickening.
Hey northeast Brainerd, it is that time of year again to check your lawn mowers to see if it works so lawns can be mowed weekly this summer. This also includes picking your weeds and raking your lawn. I find it frustrating to take pride in my yard when my neighbors mow their lawn every other week. Remember the basic rule I wrote last year in Vox Pop, if your lawn is higher than your hand, you waited too long.
Where’s Vox Pop?
I haven’t seen Vox Pox in the paper for the last week. I thought it was supposed to be in Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays but there hasn’t been any.
Editor’s note: Vox Pop is now posted Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays on www.brainerddispatch.com only. Readers will no longer see the column on the pages of the Brainerd Dispatch newspaper.
Wants Vox Pop back
Get rid of the police blotter and bring back Vox Pop.
Remove your garage sale sign
Garage sales are fun, but please remember to take your signs down after having a sale. It’s kind of annoying following the garage sale “that leads to nowhere.”
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