Fritz Groszkruger

09/05/2017 - 4:36pm
The Alternative Column: The case of Iowa government giving Apple $208 million dollars is a good example of extortion. When the payoff is so minuscule one has to wonder why. Does the governor get a sticker? Here are some facts to consider: $208 million given to Apple will “create” 50 jobs at over $4 million apiece. The claimed “up to” $100 million Apple will invest in local...
04/04/2017 - 2:40pm
“Rights” trample rights     About a month ago in this column, I wrote about the right to an education as a form of stealing. Since that time I heard Jan Mickelson mention on his WHO radio show that there really is such a “constitutional” right. I had to look up the Supreme Court decision he referred to and it...
03/21/2017 - 3:47pm
Fake news     The big news of fake news is fading as we have come to accept that we really have no idea what is going on, at least when it comes to national and international issues.     I try to focus on what an authority has admitted or proclaimed, rather than on an accusation from someone else. For instance,...
03/07/2017 - 5:16pm
It's rightly called stealing       In an unsigned editorial I read these words: “Public education is a guaranteed right to any child in the U.S., paid for by the American taxpayer.”     I could go on about adhering to the Constitution or the evils of socialism, but then readers would cease...
02/21/2017 - 5:01pm
Woody to Arlo; Now That's Progress.     At a recent musical event, we had a moment to stand and stretch while singing Woody Guthrie's “This Land is Your Land.” A gentleman nearby held his Korean War Veteran hat over his heart as if we were singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”     Guthrie...
02/07/2017 - 5:01pm
800 miles on a tank     We just took a road trip to South Dakota to fetch an old VW Jetta. It's really not something we need but who needs a ski boat or a tuba either? It's a collector car. The 2003 Jetta TDI is a unique car and as our mail lady says, “It's a diesel!”     My interest in...
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