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Thursday, December 18, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

RNC, the good, the bad, the bizarre

RNC, the good, the bad, the bizarre

  The 2012 Republican National Convention was a bizarre combination of misleading and deceptive speeches, poorly scripted and produced media, and a wholly ineffective public relations campaign around Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for President who doesn’t really seem to have too many people on the American right-wing excited. As Newt Gingrich said, he doesn’t PARTICULARLY dislike Mitt Romney. This seems to be true of many Republicans, who certainly prefer President Obama ... Full Story

Tax cuts and Jobs: GOP illusions

Tax cuts and Jobs: GOP illusions

      To the Editor,   Democrats and Republicans propose vastly different ways of creating jobs in this economy.  President Obama would do so by hiring private contractors to repair and upgrade our aging infrastructure.  He believes that enabling people to work and spend and pay taxes will increase demand for goods and services, create more jobs, and raise revenues to apply to our debt.  Also, this will provide efficient, reliable infrastructure to help ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary Katherine Kaiser

Obituary: Mary Katherine Kaiser

  Mary was welcomed home to Heaven with open arms on August 10, 2012. She was born November 2, 1913 in Berthoud, Colorado to John and Margaret Sterkel Krieger. Mary grew up on a farm west of Berthoud and attended school in Berthoud. On December 2, 1934 she married William Kaiser at the First Congregational Church of Loveland. They had a dairy farm for many years east of Johnson’s Corner. After retiring from the farm they moved into Loveland. She worked for many years for Edith ... Full Story

Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd

Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd

  Elizabeth “Betty” Hurd, 94, of Berthoud, went to visit God and liked what she saw and decided to stay on August 2, 2012. She was born on May 20, 1918 in Topeka, Kansas to Harry and Jessie R. Smith. She was raised in Topeka, Kansas. She married Robert R. Hurd on May 11, 1935. She did not graduate high school because she was married. She worked at various places in Topeka. With WWII she and Robert went to work at Hercules Defense plant near Desoto, Kansas. During a stand-by period, ... Full Story

Obituary: Alban J. Schmidt

Obituary: Alban J. Schmidt

  Alban J. Schmidt, 90, of  Berthoud, CO passed away August 8, 2012 at Berthoud Living Center.  He was born June 23, 1922 in Liebenthal, Kansas to Stephen and Theresa (Wasinger) Schmidt. Al grew up on a farm, graduated from St. Joseph’s Military Academy, in Hays, Kansas and received a MS degree from University of Denver in Mechanical Engineering in 1949. Al served in the Army Air Corps and then served 20 years in the Air Force reserves. Al Married Mary Groll of Pana, ... Full Story

Romney praises socialists

Romney praises socialists

    Question Time: What Did Mitt Romney Learn During His Travels Abroad? By Joe Conason in the National Memo Now that Mitt Romney has returned home from his entertaining sojourn overseas, perhaps someone will ask him a few pertinent (and impertinent) questions about the countries he visited. While visiting England, Israel, and Poland, the Republican candidate delivered remarks on their economic and health systems that could – if subjected to factual analysis – ... Full Story

Mitt Romney, casino capitalist

Mitt Romney, casino capitalist

          Mitt Romney and the New Gilded Age By Robert B. Reich The election of 2012 raises two perplexing questions. The first is how the GOP could put up someone for president who so brazenly epitomizes the excesses of casino capitalism that have nearly destroyed the economy and overwhelmed our democracy. The second is why the Democrats have failed to point this out. The White House has criticized Mitt Romney for his years at the helm ... Full Story

Life’s Outtakes: Sisterly Love

Life’s Outtakes: Sisterly Love

by Daris Howard               Trissa stomped into our bedroom. “Make her leave Toby alone!”             Toby was Trissa’s special Teddy bear. He was a perfect size and very soft. But most importantly, he only had one eye. Trissa had endured many eye surgeries when she was only four years old, and was very attached to her one-eyed bear.             I pulled Trissa up close to me. “Who would be bothering Toby?” I asked. “Everybody knows he ... Full Story

Obituary: Carolina Sell

Obituary: Carolina Sell

  Carolina Sell, 92, of Loveland, CO, died on July 21, 2012 at Good Samaritan Health Care Center in Loveland. She was born on December 4, 1919 in Windsor, Colorado, to Jacob and Mary (Kindsfather) Hill. In her early years, Carolina worked as a nanny for the owners of Denver Botanical Gardens. She married David Sell on March 16, 1941 in Loveland. He preceded her in death on October 7, 1992. Carolina worked as a cook at the Wayside Inn in Berthoud for 25 years, retiring in the ... Full Story

Massacres, more to come

Massacres, more to come

      A tragedy we will not try to avert By Eugene Robinson,  Will we even pretend to do anything to prevent the next mass shooting by a crazed loner? I doubt it. We’ll just add Aurora to the growing list — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson — and wait for the inevitable. When that next atrocity comes, we’ll tell each other we’re shocked and stunned, knowing full well we should be neither. We’ll probe the assailant’s life in search of a motive, ... Full Story

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