I am a true Christian
Mr. Stinson, please, I am no more Republican than my puppy is. But your thinking and rationale is _ well, I don't know what.
Open your eyes to the serious obesity in this country. You can buy junk food galore and soda on food stamps. I've seen such abuse; it's sickening.
I watched a woman a couple months ago buy a 16-ounce Coke, half a dozen Slim Jims and a small bag of chips. The total was over $9 _ all on food stamps.
A woman I know quit a job two years ago working for the Federal Aviation Administration, $19-plus an hour. She quit her job, dallied around, and went on unemployment and food stamps. She got mad at Walmart because they would not sell her single-serve coffees for her Keurig coffee maker; 25 for $18.
Republicans far exceed in generosity when it comes to charity than the Dems and liberals.
Do you have an answer for any of this?
The USA is greedy: me, me, me. The liberals want everything free. So where does it come from when everyone wants it free and quits working? Obama says, "Live on food stamps. Don't work. Just be fat on the government."
Yet I hate the capitalistic way also. We destroy our land and animals and God's creations for more money _ disgusting!
I'm all for milking a cow, raising a chicken for Sunday dinner, growing a garden and using an outhouse if I have to.
I am a true Christian. I love and live the Lord.
William D. Scutt
Pageant of Bands deserves coverage
After reading the article about the Sherburne Band Pageant by Doug Ernst, I felt compelled to comment. Mr. Ernst is right on the money with his article, except for one thing: he didn't include his own band, the Morris band, in that list of outstanding area band programs at the pageant. Morris took three first place awards, in addition to being the best class C band.
More important than a competition, the Pageant of Bands is a way for our music students to strut their stuff for a day and a chance to perform for thousands of appreciative fans. It is the culmination of our school year and provides a goal for our talented students.
Why not honor the efforts and dedication of these band directors and their students, and print a full page of pictures, articles and award listings each year at the completion of the pageant? The Daily Star does a good job covering area sporting events in this way. Why not recognize these local bands? Most of the schools in The Daily Star circulation area are represented at the pageant.
One final note: I wish to thank Doug for his compliments and recognition of the area bands and their directors. We are all good friends and it is our common goal to teach and instill a life-long love of music to our students.
If you have never attended the parade at Sherburne, why not set aside a few hours next year to attend? You will be amazed at all of the local talent.