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Onions to uncaring dog owners; to Obama for not calling radical Islam just what it is

Orchids: To the nice lady who stopped and offered assistance to me when a Jeep hit my car on Thursday, May 2,8 at about 5 p.m. at 13th Avenue South and 8th Street South in Virginia. I didn’t get your name and would like to thank you in person. I would appreciate if you could all me at 744-1759.

  • icon Posted: July 24

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Friday 07/17/2015
Onions to GOP on education; to ‘sanctuary cities’
Posted: July 17, 2015

Onions: To whoever took from my friend’s yard on 5th Avenue the night of the Land of the Loon street dance. You took a star right off the house, a homemade flower and solar lights. Shame on you!

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Friday 07/10/2015
Onions to the Greeks; Dayton on pay raises
Posted: July 10, 2015

Onions: To the phrase “black lives matter.” It seems that phrase is only applied when a white person, usually a police officer, and a black person are in an arrest confrontation. This then provokes civil unrest, marches, rioting and looting. All under the excuse of racial discrimination. Last week in Minneapolis an innocent black mother and her 4-year-old child were shot by a black man, a supposed gang member. There were no public claims, “that black lives matter.” There were no riots, there were no marches, there were no protests at the Mall of America. The head of the local NAACP, who is a law professor at St. Thomas College, did not appear on television with the claim that “black lives matter.” Black and white lives do matter. But selective application of the term “black lives matter” only raises suspicion that it serves as an excuse for civil disobedience in certain situations.

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Friday 07/03/2015
Onions to court decision on gay marriage; to county protective services; to MnDOT
Posted: July 03, 2015

Onions: Many bushels to Hennepin County and St. Louis County Protective Services. In an article on Saturday, June 27, it stated that a new study found out that Hennepin CPS (child protective services) has been ignoring child abuse allegations to save themselves money and caseloads. This is utterly sick that money is being put over children who are being abused. I feel St. Louis County CPS has done this, too. The safety of children who are being victimized is being overlooked all to save cash, and that is the sick part. Something seriously needs to be done, and charges should be pursued against any county CPS agency of which has been ignoring child abuse allegations. It’s their job to handle these issues, and they are just picking and choosing what they feel like they should deal with. Please tell others about this, or nothing will be done. No child should have to go to bed abused or neglected, but society is just letting it happen. What is wrong with people nowadays. You’ll stand up for your child, but if it’s someone else’s, you just let the world have its way with them. Stand up and do something for these children. Please!

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Saturday 06/27/2015
Onions on Confederate flag issue
Posted: June 27, 2015

Onions: To President Obama and others for saying guns and the Confederate flag are the cause of the recent killings in a black church. Guns or the flag aren’t even close to the problem. When you have never-ending negative television coverage of such events, it can have an adverse affect on those who are mentally unstable. Hey, look at me — I can make headline news, too! Ask any school teacher about some of the “weirdos” they’ve had to deal with over the years and they would tell you such negative repetitions on TV is the ideal formula for turning such people into copy cat killers. Let’s stop the endless news coverage of these events and only give minimum coverage and much future chaos could be avoided.

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Friday 06/26/2015
Onions to state fishing regulations
Posted: June 26, 2015

Orchids: To the Mesabi Daily News for the orchids and onions column. It gives me a voice and allows me to vent. If I couldn’t I might just implode.

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Friday 06/19/2015
Orchids and Onions to Sen. Bakk for legislative session; Onions to cities of Virginia and Mountain Iron on issues
Posted: June 19, 2015

Onions: And shame to Immigrant Lourenco Goncalves, CEO of Cleveland Cliffs, on his foul and detrimental talk of Essar Steel. Lourenco you are no longer in Latin America, but on the Mesabi Iron Range where we are all one family. Essar’s newness and innovation will make us all more competitive against our real economic foe — the mega giant ROY HILL. I urge my good Farmer-Labor friends, Thomas, David and Elder Junior, to follow the philosophy of Big John Blatnik and Rudy Perpich and show our immigrant hospitality and give Essar a big welcome and extend a helping hand to a family member that has stumbled. (Submitted by Matt Matasich, the Northside Republican. )

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Friday 06/12/2015
Onions to Mountain Iron decisions; to the response regarding problems in black areas
Posted: June 12, 2015

Onions: Stop! Read this! Left South Grove going north. Stopped at Garden Drive = no cars. Stopped at Diamond Lane = no cars. Stopped at Emerald Avenue = no cars. Stopped at Mud Lake Corner = 1 car. Stopped at No. 7 = five cars. Stopped at Carnation Avenue = no cars. Got a green light at No. 53 and drove across to Virginia. You can stop reading.

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Friday 06/05/2015
Onions to Mountain Iron assessments and also city’s critics; to Obama policies
Posted: June 05, 2015

Onions: To the news media. A black criminal tortures and murders a white couple, their 10-year-old son and their housekeeper. Then sets their house on fire in Washington D.C. A white female officer in Omaha Neb., who had just had a baby was shot and killed by a black criminal. This is racism crime at the highest degree. But where is the outrage. Why isn’t the president on national television expressing dismay like he’s done with Ferguson, Mo.?

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