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‘‘As a Christian, I’m nice to non-believers. If I act rudely, ‘in the name of God,’ they won’t want to go to God.”

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‘‘I am sorry but why are we using thousands of tests per day for professional and college sports when people are waiting hours for a test that cannot be read for two weeks. Lives are at stake and we use short resources on sports? Money talks, others die.”

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‘‘I couldn’t wait for baseball to start to get away from watching politics. I turned on the game and saw a bunch of protesters dressed in baseball uniforms. No more baseball for me. The NFL is hopeless. Let’s hope that all of the foreigners playing hockey will respect our flag.”

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A LITTLE PERSPECTIVE: Obama took 153 days to get a handle on the BP Gulf of Mexico environmental disaster. In contrast, we have yet to hit 153 days since the first COVID-19 deaths were reported in Washington State on Feb. 28, 2020.

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THANK GOD, TRUMP said that masks are patriotic. Now these medical conditions that prevent people from wearing masks will be cured.

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CONSERVATIVES SPEAK UP. Use your voice if you think what is going on in this country is wrong. If you don’t speak up now, pretty soon you won’t be able to.

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LEAVING YOUR NOSE uncovered defeats the purpose of wearing a mask. Covering your nose is critical to preventing spread of COVID-19.

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WHY ARE WE still wearing masks despite eight deaths a month? Well, there have been more than eight deaths a month. Masks are mandated and they help keep people safe. Check the facts.

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HEY FACT-CHECKER, odds of winning Michigan Powerball range from 1 in 39 to 300 million; overall odds are 1 in 25 (Source: MichiganLottery.com). Being COVID-19 hysterical, you irrationally go to extremes. Calm down, think for a minute, and check your own facts. Winning lottery still more likely than ventilator.

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HARTLAND TAXPAYERS, VOTE ‘no’ August 4. The tax millage is huge. The ISD millage raised my taxes $900. They had the sinking fund renewal in 2017. People losing their jobs along with pay cuts. Enough.

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STOP THE COMPLAINING about masks. We can work, shop and go to school only when safe. Early on, medical people asked that we not use masks needed for medical staff. Six months of exposure has proven masks for all will slow the spread to protect all.

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THE DATA IS bad. The experts are guessing. At the pandemic’s half-time, no one knows which decisions are best. The backlash to Gov. Whitmer’s heavy-handed methods likely made things worse. Masks, social distance and hand washing seem prudent.

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THE PROPAGANDA MEDIA are all fake news. All of the media, liberal and conservative, first get their audience worked up. Then they push their agenda. If you only watch one media, their opinion soon becomes your opinion.

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MAYBE MOST MEN are ‘created equal’ because when I talk to women I know they will say there are so many similarities in the men they know. Some men will say that about the women they know. I do get your point otherwise.

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SCHOOL TEACHERS ARE just as essential as grocery store, hospital, utility workers and more. If any teachers’ union balks at the return of in-person teaching, that is very telling. If all the other essential workers can go to work, so can teachers. We owe it to our kids.

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I TRUST OUR local clerks with our absentee voter ballots, but beyond them, do we really know if we can trust the clerks and the election workers they hire?

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STATE EMPLOYEES NOT working, federal employees not working, and teachers not working, but still receiving full pay? How does that work?

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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN masks and guns is that masks don’t have a constitutional amendment protecting them. Please think about what you say.

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EXTREMELY INTERESTING VIDEO of American doctors talking about the COVID-19 virus. They say there is treatment now. This message has been silenced by some. Why? They say the fear some feel needs to be overcome. Check out their video. Dr. Bob Hamilton has encouraging news too for kids.

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THE POINT OF wearing orange when you’re hunting is so other hunters know that you’re there. Do you want to get shot or do you want to wear an orange hat?

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MASKS AND SEATBELTS are for your safety.

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SO THEY SET the bar at 50-percent effective for the vaccine. That seems a little low. I’d say your chances are about the same with or without.

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HEY SECOND AMENDMENT folks, you say you need your guns to protect us against government over-reach; why aren’t you in Portland and Seattle protecting your fellow citizens’ right to protest?

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I WORKED IN the absentee ballots and there is no way a dead person can vote. They are flagged immediately when the person dies. We had a husband send in his dead wife’s ballot but it got caught right away.

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