Living in a democracy comes with responsibility

Okay, my husband and I were young and not too bright when we moved here decades ago. That is my excuse for why we did not do all the things normal people do when they move into a new area.

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  • At least we have better masks than they did during the plague

    June 25th, 2020
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    So, you say you don’t like wearing a mask?

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    Let’s have a serious discussion on the role of police

    June 18th, 2020
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    On Oct. 17, 1949, the La Crosse Tribune reported that two Native American women, Dorene Brown, 25, and Marie Wadel, 24, were kidnapped in Scotts Bluff, Neb., and driven in a stolen car to Ontario, where the abductors stopped to get gas.

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    What they didn’t teach you in history class

    June 15th, 2020
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    Here is stuff they did not teach you in history class.

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    We should have made more progress since 1968

    June 3rd, 2020
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    As further evidence that I can be a slow learner, it took me 10 years to conclude that my grand adventure at big-city life was, well, an unqualified flop.

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    Graduates face unusual challenges

    May 27th, 2020
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    Despite the constant barrage of death notices, obituaries, and eulogies for the newspaper industry, it has not escaped our notice that the Covid-19 disaster seems to have stirred up some interest in the old technology.

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  • Our oligarchy is based on wealth

    May 13th, 2020
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    Queen Elizabeth may be one of the few women still alive who are old enough to be my mother.

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    Covid-19 gives new life to quackery

    May 6th, 2020
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    Once upon a time, not so long ago, one of Ontario’s businessmen often dispensed medical advice to his customers.

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    County Line to put out special graduation section

    April 29th, 2020
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    Unless you happen to have a soon-to-be-graduate in the family, you might not have given much thought to the totally upside- down world these kids are about to parachute into.

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    Some still have time for angry letters to the editor

    April 12th, 2020
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    The Covid-19 pandemic appears to have brought snark to a slowdown here at the County Line.

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    Remember when?

    April 2nd, 2020
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    Remember when we would close most of our human exchanges with “Have a nice day.” Now we are more likely to say, “Stay safe” or “Be healthy.”

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    New vocabulary: ‘zoonotic transfer’

    March 25th, 2020
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    “Zoonotic transfer” — add that to the new phrases that have entered your vocabulary the past month, along with phrases like “social distancing” and “flattening the curve.”

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