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‘‘Total surprise! Wednesday evening around 8:30 p.m., at the local Taco Bell, a person in red truck in front of us treated us to our meal. Don’t know you but thank you. You made our day and we will pay it forward. Peace.”

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‘‘Thank you to whoever found my driver’s license and insurance card at Walmart. It would have been a nightmare to replace them.”

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‘‘All you people hoarding the toilet paper, cut it out.”

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THE DEMOCRATS’ PLATFORM is big government, Soviet-style Socialism including: open borders, sanctuary cities, extreme abortion and gun control policies, weak on crime, trade and military, high taxes, free healthcare and college for illegals,$100 trillion green deal bankrupting the U.S. This comes from the Karl Marx 1848 Manifesto.

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I HAVE NOTHING but admiration for our governor. She sticks up for what she feels is best for her constituents rather than giving in to intimidation. It’s not a popularity contest. She tries to base her decisions on facts. She prioritizes our safety and our lives over dollars.

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I CAN’T WAIT until Trump is reelected to see all these liberals lose their minds. Get ready to scream, but it’s not going to help.

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IN WWII, WE considered 418,000 deaths a price worth paying to avoid living under a dictatorship. What a difference 75 years makes.

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QUESTION: IS WHITMER incompetent, a tyrant, a dictator or a left wing socialist? Answer: Yes.

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THE GENERATIONS BEFORE us had to sacrifice a lot more than wearing masks. If this is all we sacrifice as a generation, no one should complain.

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STILL THINK THERE’S no deep state?

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THERE’S ONLY ONE way to beat the Wuhan virus in the foreseeable future here. Immunity.

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DO YOU WONDER why the loudest voice about ‘voter fraud concerns’ seem to come from conservatives? Pelosi is working very hard to block measures proposed to eliminate non-citizen voters. Voting in America is a privilege for citizens only. I don’t want my vote canceled by an illegal immigrant.

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THE CLEVER ‘WE’RE all in this together’ Hot-liner left out one important fact. Not one of the health issues you mentioned are contagious or transmittable from one person to another. You showed your ignorance with each of your Hot lines.

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THE GOVERNOR’S SIX-phase plan is subjective, propels her unilateral position of power into perpetuity, lacks input from the Michigan legislature and does not identify the specific science or data driving the plan. The Governor has given the people of Michigan the ‘sleeves out of her vest.’

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YOUR INDIVIDUAL RIGHT to mingle with other people does not have precedence or supersede my individual right to stay healthy and alive. Sometimes sacrifices must be made for the common good. The sooner we defeat this virus the sooner life can get back to normal.

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COLORADO GOVERNOR POLIS (D) praised a ‘great working relationship’ with President Trump. Why can’t our Governor?

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YOU COMPLAIN ABOUT the lockdowns. Then if the governor eases them, which you’ve been crying about, you accuse her of doing it to make cases go up and allow mail in voting. Make up your mind. You can’t have it both ways. By the way, mail in voting has worked for years.

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I BELIEVE UNEMPLOYMENT is capped at $385 per week, plus the current $600 (which is temporary) so maximum one person will receive is $965 per week. Where did you get $1,200? If it wasn’t for the $600 that has been temporarily added, my family and I would be on the streets very soon.

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YOUR ARGUMENT FAILS. Driving is not a right, so speed limits and texting while driving laws are not infringements. In contrast, restricting movement, freedom of association, and religion do infringe upon constitutionally protected individual rights.

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WHAT AN OPPORTUNE time to re-institute the CCC, the Civilian Conservation Corps. Millions of Americans are still enjoying the fruits of their almost century-old labors. Just think, a new generation of CCC Boys. Instead of just giving them $600 a week, get them outdoors improving our state and federal lands we all use.

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WHY ARE SOME people against mail in voting? The President votes by mail, why not me or other registered voters? Are you suggesting that the President is committing fraud by voting by mail? What you want is to suppress voters who cannot physically go to the polls. Not very American.

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TO THE COUPLE who did not ask or need their stimulus check. Good for you wanting to donate your check, but to Trump? He couldn’t care less. Many people in our community need help with food, rent, bills and trying to make it day to day. Wake up and see what really makes America great.

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PLEASE TELL ME that since all this down time to get things done that our town clock got fixed. It’s okay to dream, people.

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DEAR BIG BOX store. You tell me it’s safe to shop there and everyone must wear a mask to enter, yet, I get waited on in the appliance section by a person without a mask.

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OUR GOVERNOR HAS saved lives. Michigan was number three on the death list, the stay-at-home order kept infected people in the southeastern counties and mid-size cites in central Michigan from spreading the virus to the north. Smart behavior will now determine the number of deaths.

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UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS ARE for those who lost jobs. Businesses are not going to hire all their people back at one time. Until a cure can be administered to the entire U.S. population, businesses will only need a small fraction of their help, thus most will be former employees, thus unemployment.

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THE MANTRA OF communists the world over: ‘We’re all in this together.’

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ALL THE ARGUMENTS about you must wear a mask vs you make your choice and I can make my own choice actually boils down to authoritarianism vs libertarianism. I would bet money that most of the people telling others you must wear a mask would also argue ‘it’s my body, it’s my choice’ on the abortion topic.

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TAKE THE RED pill.

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DEATH TO THE word ‘Hero’ brought to you by the generation raised on participation trophies. Sorry snowflake; overcoming a problem with hand soap, distance and latex is not heroic, it’s merely average. Overuse of the word hero for COVID-19 means it no longer has legitimate value.

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THE IDEA THAT ‘science’ is a purveyor of truth is dead. Having sold out, contemporary science is ideologically and politically corrupt. Most cited source of COVID-19 data comes from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Yes, that Bloomberg. Same guy who censors publications for political benefit.

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MICHIGAN REPUBLICAN LEADERS have failed us.

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TO MASK WEARER demanding I comply. Our local police and businesses aren’t enforcing wearing a mask. So it’s up to you — make me. You don’t want your family infected? Stay home.

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WHITMER MUST GO.

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WHITE HOUSE GUIDELINES for reopening a state include 14 days with a reduction in deaths, all businesses need to practice social distancing of 6 feet, sanitizing surfaces and wearing masks in all public areas. Michigan’s governor is following Trump Administration guidelines on when to re-open. How hard is this to understand?

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CHECK OUT THE LED billboard at Grange Hall Road and I-75. Our governor is a tyrant who needs to be recalled.

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TO THE PEOPLE saying that the governor is ruining lives; prove it. You have to prove your statement before I’ll believe it.

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HOW CAN YOU compare safety precautions we are taking for the COVID-19 to alcoholism, diabetes, obesity and heart disease? These can’t spread through person-to-person contact. COVID-19 can.

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THANK YOU GOVERNOR Whitmer for setting guidelines toward reducing COVID-10 incidents in Michigan. Your actions appear to be working.

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KUDOS TO THE sarcastic ‘we’re all in this together’ Hot line. Right on target.

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TO ‘THANK GOODNESS the governor is logical.’ Still waiting to see the justifying ‘science and data’ to justify the UP and northern Michigan on Governor-mandated personal and economic lockdown. She won’t present the date as it does not exist. Emotion does not equal fact.

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AMEN TO COMMENTS about too much government control. That scares me more than the disease ever could. Maybe that’s why barber Karl Menke defied the governor. He lived growing up right after WWII where it was fresh in the minds of Americans how our nation fought against this kind of dictatorship and brainwashing.

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FREEDOM WITHOUT RESPONSIBILITY is for children. Freedom with responsibility is for adults doing the hard work of democracy.

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THREE COUNTIES IN Michigan have 90 percent of the COVID-19 cases. One hundred percent pay for the result. It is just not reasonable to punish the people not at risk. It is the goal of the liberal left to destroy our economy in hopes of destroying one president in the process.

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THE ‘EMERGENCY POWERS’ of our governor were designed to be short-term, a few weeks at most. After that, legislative action would be required to continue ‘drastic measures.’ Whitmer is in violation of state law.

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JUDGING BY THE Hot lines, many are whining about the governor’s stay-at-home order. I believe people have had it too good for too long. Where were you during the Vietnam War or the gas lines and economic downturns of the early 1980s? Take a chill pill; we will get through this.

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HEY TO ALL you people who have wanted to quit your jobs and sit on your butts all day. How’s that going for you?

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EXCEPT FOR THE most at-risk populations, COVID-19 is a very minor risk.

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TO DEFENDER OF ‘darn politicians,’ you citing ‘speed limits and can’t text while driving’ perfectly demonstrates Whitmer’s overreach. Instead of sensible risk mitigation (like speed limits), Whitmer’s orders are tantamount to an outright ban on driving. You starting to understand yet?

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