Around Town – Jan. 8

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Orchids to

President Biden for standing up to the former president and the traitors in Congress who continue to enable him.

Bob DeWeese for his excellent letter.

Bob DeWeese and Steve Schoettmer for their letters

Bob DeWeese for his letter.

Bob DeWeese and his spot-on letter, from a life-long Democrat.

Sheriff Matt Myers for supporting firearm background checks, from a law-abiding gun owner.

Shirley Holmes’ letter.

Dr. Eric Tannebaum, whose surgical skill brought me back from the brink of disaster.

Brenda and Sidney at Kohl’s for your awesome service and helping me to save money, from Laura.

J.P. Mayer for the picture in the paper reminding us that spring will be here soon.

the young paper carrier on State Road 11 who stopped and carried our paper to the porch Thursday morning, from two old people.

GOP officials in Arizona affirming the 2020 election was secure in rebuttal to the former leader’s claims.

Liz Cheney for speaking out just as all other members of her party would have been doing five years ago.

President Biden for his forceful speech on the importance of the rule of law and the duty each of us has to recognize the truth about Jan. 6.

ignoring those who stoke fear and divisiveness.

Onions to

the political party of shame!

the political pandering of companies cutting off money to certain politicians only to start it back up later.

the political party using donations to their party to pay the former federal elected official’s legal fees.

those spreading conspiracy theories and lies and threatening those who voted to certify the 2020 free and fair election.

the letter writer who mistakenly links politics to one’s personal choice to accept or reject what experimental agent is injected into their body.

the overt bias demonstrated by academics who think they are journalists.

those in a tizzy over the Jan. 6 Capitol breach but turn a blind eye to the massive illegal unknowns invading our borders.

a local representative who is a coward and certainly doesn’t represent Hoosiers.

the political party embracing the “big lie,” trashing a proud legacy of achievements and ideas.

letter writers who must listen to a different news channel.

not knowing many anniversaries are not celebrations, such as 4/15/1865, 4/15/1912, 12/7/1941 and 9/11/2001.

people not knowing that a rotted bag of oatmeal could do more for our country than our current administration.

the politician who can say his brother was asked to do something that we don’t do in this country — but supports and protects the person who asked him to do it!

the federal official for comparing Jan. 6 to Pearl Harbor and 9/11.

state officials opposing business vaccine mandates while making it easier to carry guns while the virus spreads out of control.

the federal official who has done nothing but give out wasteful dollars adding trillions to our national debt.

state officials for trying to outlaw firearm permits.

the 74% increase of natural gas cost per CCF brought on by asinine policies of the federal government.

state lawmakers for ignoring science and the health of their constituents by pushing the law to limit vaccination requirements.

all buffet restaurants leaving town.

picking and choosing which rioters we go after.

politicians who give hyperbolic speeches.

no investigation into the killing of the defenseless one.

political party members so weak and scared of the former wannabe dictator they failed to honor the fallen heroes who died and protected our Capitol and our democracy on Jan. 6.

people who think the president should have the virus gone when they are not vaccinated, do not mask or social distance, and visit stores when sick.

Happy Birthday to

Bonnie Rogers, from Cindy, Pat, Rita, Joan and Donna.

Brandy Pollock, from Joseph Hart Chapter DAR.

Tabitha Devor, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

Don Harris, from Pastor Marvin Brown and Trinity Baptist Church.

Makayla Hensley, a great granddaughter, love Mamie and Pappy.

Madelyn Speer, from all her Bartholomew County friends.

Happy Belated Birthday to

Jeannie Cain, from your friends and family.

ANOTHER beautiful morning

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