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    Joan Rivers would have laughed

    I wish the people complaining about BND cartoonist Glenn McCoy's editorial cartoon on Joan Rivers would get a clue. One of her lasting routines was about facelifts she had undergone. Comments like, "I can't feel my face," and, "Am I smiling?" were common in her act. I feel Glenn was giving credit...

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    Are we ever satisfied?

    Last winter was brutal as far as our typical Southern Illinois weather goes. We said we could not wait until warm weather arrived. Once summer arrived, we complained about it being too hot. It seems we are never satisfied.

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    God, evolution can co-exist

    I have a few comments to add to those of my fellow letter writers Larry McClintick and Stu Leach regarding God and evolution. Both these gentlemen provide fine reasoning for their point of view that the universe must have had a divine origin. In other words, it was created by God.

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    President in name only

    President Obama has to remember he is not supporting himself. He should be ashamed. Instead he tramples a country to get what he wants, using all he took from us. That's not the way of a real man, not a president.

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    Don't use military service for political gain

    Until this election cycle I have never heard the name of state Rep. Mike Bost, a candidate for Congress. I do object that he claims to be an ex-Marine. If he was in the Marine Corps, how about reproducing his DD 214 form in the BND? Also, the picture of him in a Marine uniform is that of a Marine...

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    Bost getting mad is a good thing

    The more I hear the political ad about state Rep. Mike Bost ranting in the Springfield legislature, the more I like Bost. This guy isn't sitting there like the rest of the bumpkins, nodding his head and agreeing with anything and everything. No, he's screaming mad and insisting things get done...

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    From bad to worse in Illinois

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government can't force companies such as Hobby Lobby to pay for birth control as required under President Obama's health care law. The Hobby Lobby decision doesn't apply to Medicaid, the state and federal health care for the poor and disabled.

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    Our flag is deserving of respect

    Recently while shopping, I was approaching a young teen who was twirling a small American flag on a stick. As he passed me, he dropped the flag and kept going. As I stooped to pick it up, I inquired whether he had any respect for our flag, and his reply was a blank look.

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    Voters, don't keep repeating same mistake

    The height of stupidly is to do the same thing over and over and expect different results every time. It's just not going to happen. Yet we send the same people to the legislature time after time expecting them to do the right thing. It's just not going to happen.

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    Be aware of ovarian cancer

    September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. There are so many awareness months (and weeks, and days) that it can be easy to ignore the latest. However, this cause is one I pay attention to because ovarian cancer has affected my life. My mom, Brenda Dame, was diagnosed with stage III ovarian...

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