Letters to editor

Saving Twinkies, not military bases

By From page A10 | November 25, 2012

Wouldn’t you just know it folks? The minute Twinkies/Wonder bread started to close its doors, the government stepped in and started to take action right away, but when it came to the defense of this country, the government waited until another terrorist plot became real and arrested four people who were plotting to bomb more facilities here and abroad.

It seems that the leaders of this country have a few things backward. We are to protect the government and its people first and above all else.

The last thing people should cut in their country is the military, because when you do, by closing bases that protect your coasts, it helps weaken the structure of the government. The country’s leaders should help prevent this kind of thing from happening.

Lloyd Willmschen


Letter to the Editor


Discussion | 14 comments

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  • Former FF residentNovember 25, 2012 - 1:08 am

    Amazingly we will have 4 more years of this idiocy; I mean Presidency....

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  • Danny BuntinNovember 25, 2012 - 5:51 am

    There is not one country in the world besides the USA that could make an amphibious assault on our country. So, unless we attack ourselves, we are safe from the "Red Dawn" invaders. Get a clue people. The only boogie-men out there, are the ones we think up in our head.

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  • Rich GiddensNovember 25, 2012 - 2:02 pm

    What are you talking about? Mexicans have been invading this country wholesale and we refuse to use our military or the threat of deadly force to stop it. Amphibious craft and beach landings are not the only way to invade a nation. Doh!

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  • JonesyNovember 25, 2012 - 8:09 am

    I believe the Government should do everything it can to preserve American jobs. America is not just about it's ability to wage war. Lloyd, what branch of the Military arrested these four terrorists? And it sounds like the Government DID stop a terrorist plot. Good job American leaders...

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  • CD BrooksNovember 25, 2012 - 8:18 am

    Mr. Willmschen does not visit here.

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  • JonesyNovember 25, 2012 - 10:45 am

    Good Morning CD...It was rhetorical...Personally I find it a stretch for Mr. Willmschen to connect the administrations attempt to mediate a solution to the Hostess problem, a downsize in the Military (which hasn't happened) and a thwarted terrorist attack. Other than the usual suspect, GOP/Tea Party/FOX rant against the administration. On a different note; We had friends (and we also considered it) made a trip to Disney Land & they hated the crowds & lines. Said they would never go again. Glad we past. We went a couple of years ago but went while school was still in (took my kid as well / don't tell teach) & it was bad but bearable.

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  • mike kirchubelNovember 25, 2012 - 2:17 pm

    I suspect that the writer got caught up in some Fox rants, went to the bathroom, and did not notice that the rant-topic had changed. Maybe mixed/merged together a couple of talking points? Perhaps the writer is trying his hand at humor. Any thoughts?

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  • JonesyNovember 25, 2012 - 3:26 pm

    Katocs using a pseudonym?!

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  • rlw895November 25, 2012 - 11:05 am

    This site won't allow me to comment. I've tried several times. If they all come through is a flood eventually, that's why. Sorry. They all say about the same thing.

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  • rlw895November 25, 2012 - 11:07 am

    That comment came through. Maybe it's because I was composing off line in MS Word and pasting may comment in. I'll try one more time.

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  • rlw895November 25, 2012 - 11:11 am

    No luck. I hope whoever monitors this site for the DR can tell me what I'm doing wrong.

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  • JonesyNovember 28, 2012 - 6:58 pm

    Hostess Bakery plants shut down Friday due to a workers' strike. It was split up. The State Department hired all the Twinkies, the Secret Service hired all the HoHos, the generals are sleeping with the Cupcakes and the voters sent all the Ding Dongs to Congress.

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  • Tom ChalkNovember 29, 2012 - 12:41 pm

    Jonesy: Your sage analysis deserves bumper-sticker status, at the very least.

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