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Tue, 09/22/2020 - 10:41pm

It appears you lean towards a liberal bias. I like your news and hardly miss a day. But if it keeps leaning left. I am done.

david zaiss
Fri, 10/02/2020 - 9:47pm

Please keep leaning left. I always enjoy your illuminating articles.

middle of the mit
Tue, 10/13/2020 - 10:44pm

I don't want to lean towards anything BUT the TRUTH.

And also.......I would like it if you stopped blaming the State for NOT reporting what local Schools REFUSE to report on THEIR WEBSITES, to their constituents and their parents without the STATE FORCING THEM TO DO SO.

If you are going into the blame game? It might behoove you to "bothsides it"

After all, The government that governs closest.......governs best, unless they don't Want to govern.

Because as we all know......The worst words in the English language? I am here from the Government, and I am here to help.

So.......why do we look to the State as opposed to local schools?

I can tell you why........and you already know. Herd mentality!

I am a Christian. Therefore I AM a sheep. But my Shepherd told me to look out for wolves in sheep's clothing.

And I think those willing to allow others to die during a pandemic........while telling you it's something we have to live with............while also slamming a Governor for a COVID isolation unit in a nursing home........while they are willing to open it all up?

This sheep smells wolves!

And I am running and kicking my backfeet!

What happens when you are behind me? What happens when my Shepard comes?