Notes from all over

by GDA gda@accessmn.com

2-11-2016

Well, the higher temperatures that we have seen lately have been a nice respite from the cold. Heck, overall this has been a decent winter unless you have a supper club, bar, etc. that depends on the snowmobile trade.
I have seen a lot of snowmobilers out, though. Bad snowmobiling weather up here is considered good snowmobiling weather anywhere else.
Face it, this is a great place to live. No hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, gangs, etc. We have to worry about deer crossing the road, bears in the summer, wolves, coyote, fox, but also we have to worry if we have caught too many walleyes or northerns. Life is tough, isn't it?
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I don't know about you, but I am getting sick and tired of this ridiculous presidential race. We can forget about the Democrats. They have two yahoos who have never accomplished much, but would really like to turn this country into another Soviet Russia. They want everyone to be equal, get everything free and live off the government. Anyone with a tiny iota of a brain knows that won't work. Communism or Socialism never really works. They run out of other people's money and then what are they going to do? So we can ignore the lady who allowed her husband to make a fool of her and the old man who has trouble saying anything.
Then we get to the Republicans. Donald Trump is mad if he doesn't win everything. Rubio is starting to be the candidate of the party and doing what they say. Cruz is seemingly his own man and that really gets the established politicos mad.
Oh, yeah, there is a third party out there: the people.
Well, we are being ignored. No one listens to us. They all say they will do things that we are asking for, such as getting our government under control, getting rid of Obamacare, closing the borders, building up our military, etc., but most are just paying this lip service.
And, face it, we are all dummies. We let these politicians, from whatever party, run roughshod over us. When they get in, you can bet you will never see them. They don't want to answer questions.
Just think, our way of government is a mess, but it is the best there is. Remember to vote come November, but try and know who you are voting for.
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Writing a column for a newspaper is a risky thing. You can have the best reasons for something and someone will read it wrong and write letters against you or tell it to you how bad you are. Last week I wrote about my granddaughter competing with her cheerleading team. I have seen the cheerleaders for our schools up here and think they could be competing too. Our cheerleaders have it tough, though. For those in ISD 2142 schools, there is no school sanctioning. They have to do it all on their own and they do a great job. The trouble is, if you compete like they do down there, you need a certified coach who knows the rules, can do choreography for dances and be willing to spend a lot of time. They have to know the rules.
Cheerleaders at the competition all wore ribbons. One of the cheerleaders in Zoe's group lost hers and that cost them points. They are tough. Well, some thought I was putting our cheerleaders down. Those who know me, know that is ridiculous.
Oh, well, it won't be the last thing I write that I will get hassled over. That's life. Of course, these cheerleaders have to be crazy to go up in pyramids.
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Can you believe February is almost half over? Have a great week.


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