June 4, 2009, not to be confused with July 4, 2009, but it was apparent that some people were confused. There was a group of people standing directly in front of our section of bleachers that were having quite a little party during the entire ceremony. They were laughing, talking in not so quiet voices and talking on their cell phones, doing all of this with their backs to the ceremony. The only time they turned around during the entire ceremony was at the very end when the fireworks went off. That's how I know they were confused about the date.
Seriously, I've never seen a ruder group of people in my life. I wonder who they were there to watch receive their diploma? I was there to watch my daughter get her diploma and thankfully they didn't drown out the announcement of the names. This letter is probably not going to do any good because the people that need to read it probably do not possess any reading skills. Because graduation was a ticket only event part of my family had to miss it because there weren't enough tickets to go around so it really makes me angry when I see these losers being so disrespectful to the class of 2009.
To the left of us was a family with multiple children under the age of 5 and all of the children were crying and whining during the entire ceremony. Whatever happened to the idea of hiring a babysitter?
The ceremony was wonderful though and the evening was perfect. The class of 2009 truly is a class act! Congratulations and God Bless!
Shame on Olson and Fisher
Shame on Bob Olson and Anne Nelson Fisher for not supporting our very good bus service. Reichert's built this bus service from scratch and have worked hard to give us the good service we have had the last 50 years at least. Leave them alone. Why should we bring in an out of town bus service? Reichert Bus Service is only five minutes away if there's trouble. Not a long ways away. You two better pinch your pennies some place else and Reichert should not have to go through this every couple of years. Our council can handle this, not the city engineer either. The state is wrong in having such a goofy law. So leave us alone. We are satisfied with Reichert.
How wealth is made
A few days ago there was a story on public TV showing some kids having government explained to them by our legislators. It was a good story about how tax money was levied and spent. The presentation, however, did not say a word about how tax money is generated.
What was lacking was the important set of facts that all real wealth starts with the Earth, air, water and sun. Working people, then, with great effort, labor and ingenuity, have to extract the basic fruit of the earth in the form of crops, minerals and energy to make products. Then these products have to be transported and sold. Only then is there a portion of the money called profit. This hard earned wealth is the money on which our taxes are so blithely imposed.
Government does not create wealth. The best it can do is to create an atmosphere where intelligent, hard working, creative people are willing to invest and take risks to create wealth. The present Legislature is profligate at the art of tax and spend. Each of the legislators should look at each proposed tax in terms of how many bushels of corn have to be raised or how many tons of iron ore have to be mined and how many hours of labor have to be expended to create the wealth of a tax dollar.
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