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Saturday, October 25, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Daris Howard: Giving Away Christmas

Daris Howard: Giving Away Christmas

    Giving Away Christmas   by Daris Howard I was working on a humorous Christmas story when the news came about the massacre of 20 children in Connecticut, along with the deaths of many adults that gave their lives to protect the children in their care. My two youngest daughters are about the same ages as some of the children that were killed, and I was too stunned to continue writing. Later in the afternoon, I went to my daughters’ concert. When it ended I ... Full Story

Worst reactions to Sandy Hook shootings?

Worst reactions to Sandy Hook shootings?

  6 Worst Reactions to the Newtown Massacre By Jeff Fecke The horror of the massacre in Newtown, Conn. is still fresh, and yet already, there are people out making fools of themselves in its wake. It’s not particularly surprising that gun fetishists would be resisting calls to consider — just consider — some reasonable changes in gun safety policies. But that’s not what elevates a reaction to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School to truly reprehensible. No, the ... Full Story

Teachers die protecting children

Teachers die protecting children

              America’s Teachers: Heroes or Greedy Moochers at the Public Trough? by: Dave Lindorff Viki Soto I’ll be brief here. Let’s just note that the heroic teachers who died while courageously trying to protect their kids at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, and the others who survived but stayed to protect the kids, were all part of a school system where the employees are members of the ... Full Story

Republican base = Low Information Voters

Republican base = Low Information Voters

Low Information Voters - the Republican Electoral Base By Bob Regl (about the author) The Republican Party has become the nation's repository for low-information-voters (LIVs). Its evolution into its present form started in the late 1960s when it initiated its "southern strategy"; i.e. after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 it started to wean southern segregationists from what had been the Southern Democratic party's "Solid South" - the "Dixiecrats." These new ... Full Story

Obituary: Sam Macdonald

Obituary: Sam Macdonald

  Frank Samuel Macdonald of Loveland, Colo. died Dec 5, 2012 at Pathways Hospice Care Center. He was born on Dec 24, 1924 in Valverde, a truck farming area west of the South Platte River in Denver, to Frank P. and Lois E. (Merman) Macdonald. Sam attended McKinley Grade School and Grant Jr. High and graduated from South High School in 1942. He was a member of the South Platte Park Pirates softball team. His first paying job was as a caddy at Denver Country Club, he went on to be a ... Full Story

Memorial Service for Sam Macdonald

Memorial Service for Sam Macdonald

    Sam Macdonald of Berthoud passed away at Pathway Hospice on December 5, 2012 at the age of 87. A memorial service will be held on December 13 at 2 p.m. at the Berthoud United Methodist Church. Ninth Street and Lake Avenue, Berthoud. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Berthoud United Metodist Church Building Fund or Good Samaritan, 2101 So Garfield Avenue, Loveland, CO 80537. Obituary is now ... Full Story

Generals Run Amuck

Generals Run Amuck

        Tomgram: William Astore, Generals Behaving Badly Posted by William Astore He was “an ascetic who... usually eats just one meal a day, in the evening, to avoid sluggishness. He is known for operating on a few hours' sleep and for running to and from work while listening to audio books on an iPod... an encyclopedic, even obsessive, knowledge about the lives of terrorists... a warrior-scholar, comfortable with diplomats, politicians..." Those ... Full Story

Sympathy for the rich

Sympathy for the rich

    Pity the poor plutocrats. By Gene Lyons What with Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign having come to an ignominious end, new champions have been called forth lest mobs of pitchfork-waving grandmas and torch-bearing old men rendered fearless by Dentu-Grip breach the walls of their elegant suburban redoubts. One such hero is Lloyd Blankfein, the universally revered CEO of Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs. At least that’s how anchorman Scott Pelley ... Full Story

Obituary: Marie C. Hergenreder

Obituary: Marie C. Hergenreder

  Marie C. Hergenreder, 76, of Loveland, passed away November 25, 2012. She was born in Sharon, Kansas on January 6, 1936 to Matthew and Clara Schadegg. She grew up in Loveland and graduated from Loveland High School in 1954. Marie married Kenneth Hergenreder on July 25, 1959 in Loveland. Kenneth passed away in 1998. She worked as a clerk at Alpine Office Products for 8 years and retired from there. Marie was a member of Saint John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the CCW. She was ... Full Story

Who killed Twinkie

Who killed Twinkie

        A Death In The Family — And The Question Is: Whodunit? By Jim Hightower   Born in 1930 in Schiller Park, IL, the deceased was 82 years old at the time of passing, which ironically was the day before Thanksgiving. Having long enjoyed the sweet life, the end was a bit bitter, for the dearly departed’s estate had been mercilessly plundered in recent years by unscrupulous money managers. This left 18,500 surviving family members in dire ... Full Story

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