Fritz Groszkruger

11/29/2016 - 4:54pm
Windmills make us poor     For years, alternative energy development was stifled by petroleum subsidies; among them military protection rackets and depletion allowances. The subsidies were touted as a way to prop up national security and help low income people get around. But if the cost of oil was realized at the pump instead of hidden in tax breaks and subsidies, investment in...
11/15/2016 - 6:10pm
Brett's Random Thoughts From the Corner Chair      Regardless of who you voted for, we should all be proud of the voter turnout.  Both major party candidates received a tremendous number of votes, as did Mr. Johnson of the Libertarian Party.  It’s too bad that we don’t get that kind of turnout to vote...
11/01/2016 - 4:06pm
Oh deer     Many years ago our garden was being whipped by the wind and so we decided to plant a row of bushes to protect it. Later, we built a small feedlot south of there. A row of trees next to the bushes made sense to keep snow out of the feedlot and the cattle comfortable. We have been buying seedlings from the soil office...
10/18/2016 - 4:01pm
No good choice     I'd hate to own a bumper sticker company right now. “None of the above” just doesn't cut it when we are struggling to be positive. I've shied away from the presidential election in this column because my optimistic side wants to believe it doesn't matter.     If you'...
10/04/2016 - 2:48pm
My friend     I was 10 years old and under the covers with my transistor radio; my folks thought I was asleep. When they looked, they saw a lump under those covers but I was really at the game. Vin Scully had taken me there. Vinny's retirement makes us remember all he has done for us. Transistor radios filled in the blanks at...
09/20/2016 - 4:36pm
The Wall       I am constantly bombarded with email forwards about the dastardly deeds and potential dangers of Islamic extremism and other foreign interlopers.      A wall on the Mexican border has become the popular solution. This will supposedly protect American workers from the unfair competition of...
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