Letters to the Editor

Trump tweets, Obama twaddled

To the editor: Tweets or twaddle, which do you prefer? Donald Trump tweets; some of his predecessors twaddled. Many, however, have mistaken twaddle for profound speech, especially coming from a holder of the Oval Office. Many offenders come to mind, but for the sake of brevity, it’s not ...

Crude pleasure in graphic details

To the editor: In your front-page article on Thursday, May 10, regarding the child abuse case that will be going to court, it appears that your reporter took some crude pleasure in divulging the graphic details of the case. The reporter, and the Daily Mining Gazette by allowing it, ...

Fundraiser for Chassell VFW

To the editor: The Chassell VFW Post 6507 and Auxiliary would like to thank the community members who supported our Pancake / French Toast Breakfast on April 21. We would also like to thank all of our members who donated supplies and worked the breakfast. In addition, thank you to ...

Embassy move serious affront

To the editor: The Trumpian move of the US embassy to Jerusalem is distressing and wrong-headed. The move has long been a key demand that the Israel lobby (AIPAC) requires before giving money to political candidates, but once in office most of them backtracked, realizing it was a sensitive ...

Houghton High blood drive

To the editor: On behalf of the U.P. Regional Blood Center, I would like to thank Houghton High School’s Dan Groeneveld, Hancock High School’s Ally Fenton, Finlandia University’s Patrice Lompre, UPHS-Portage’s Angela Luskin, Upper Great Lakes Family Health Natalie Larson, Chassell ...

Crime’s details were too graphic

To the editor: I am writing about the article that appeared on the front page of the Gazette on May 10. The article I am referencing is the “Accused molester’s trial set for Sept. 5.” My concern is with the graphic descriptions used by your reporter Garret Neese. I take great pride ...

Other weapons than guns kill

To the editor: On April 23, a man drove a van along a Toronto sidewalk killing 10 people. Canadians didn't protest with signs saying, "Ban the van." Automobiles are never blamed for murders like guns are. A recent letter said assault rifles are weapons of mass destruction and ...

Fix climate: use renewables

To the editor: It is encouraging to note that there seems to an increased awareness of energy and climate concerns and the corresponding understanding that we have only one planet. Quoting Emmanuel Macron (and others), “There is no planet B.” Considering the movement to cleaner energy. ...

Scandals, lies, moral bankruptcy

To the editor: I’d like to address a letter from April 28. The writer is obviously a Fox (Faux) News viewer, Fox News is full of falsehoods and often void of fact. It is simply the propaganda arm of the rabid right wing. We are in a post-truth environment with the current regime in D.C. ...

Give input for better Hancock

To the editor: Do you know that there was a time when people could purchase all of their personal and household needs within the city of Hancock? Hancock once was a vital community with businesses and services throughout the city and on the Main Street. Thank you to the businesses that ...

See through fog of misinformation

To the editor: I have seen reports and comments recently that seem to be opposed to the Summit Lake project. These comments are rumor-driven and really need correction. I can’t possibly fit everything in this letter, but the community really needs to understand that RES is ...

Exodus numbers do not add up

To the editor: Ken Toth’s math skills in the April 14 DMR are as bad as his uneducated myopic theology. According to the quartermaster general of the Army, it is calculated that Moses would have needed 1,500 tons of food each day to feed 2 to 3 million Israelites. So, 4,000 tons seems a ...

Adapting to extreme weather

To the editor: The Daily Mining Gazette editorial on April 12, “Winter’s last gasps can bring severe weather,” highlighted Gov. Snyder’s action to name April 8-14 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Michigan. Michigan’s often unpredictable winter weather, which we have seen more ...

Time to awake American spirit

To the editor: China has astonishingly pulled 700 million people out of poverty and developed a rapidly advancing upscale population during a similar period, using a economic system based on that developed by Alexander Hamilton. The U.S. has regulated tens of millions of our educated ...

From bondage to liberty and back

To the editor: Not many would deny the moral decay that is permeating our society. The information below explains why all great civilizations have fallen. America is no exception. It lists a series of stages from a nation’s birth to its death. 1. Bondage to spiritual faith like the ...

Hatchet man for wind farm foes

To the editor: I read with interest your editorial “Hypocrisy’s stink hangs over wind farm.” As the former president of Riga Residents for Wind I can attest to your suspicions. Kevon Martis cut his teeth on successfully fighting the Riga Township Wind Farm. He gained notoriety for his ...

Looking through another’s eyes

To the editor: Copper Country Autism Awareness recently held an event on April 20, “Looking through the eye of the puzzle” featuring speaker, Josh Stokes.  The event was to promote autism awareness in our community and was attended by school professionals, parents and grandparents of ...

Parks promote nation’s economy

To the editor: Every year Michigan’s national parks are enjoyed by millions of visitors. From Pictured Rocks to Sleeping Bear Dunes our state’s national parks offer opportunities to camp, fish, hike, and recreate. From April 21-29, our country celebrated National Park Week, and it’s ...

No gun control, but tax guns

To the editor: In response to David Keranen’s LTE “2nd Amendment needs updating,” I agree with amending the first part of the Second Amendment. We need a well-regulated military. We do not need the federal government regulating the people’s right to keep and bear arms, ...

Oppose human cruelty, torture

To the editor: If the United States Senate can speak with one voice on animal cruelty and torture, it should certainly be able to do the same in response to human cruelty and torture. And many members want to. But they need your help, because they face fierce and - frankly - inexplicable ...