The Reader’s Viewpoint: October 3, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Woman’s letter short sighted

When I first started reading the reply to my letter, I thought “another from the rambler,” but it was from a woman accusing me of bashing the president and Kerns. I did not, what I wrote was just true things Kerns did not tell you. As for bashing, it didn’t bother her at all to bash me. No problem, she just followed Trump’s lead with his bashing 595 times, including Prince Harry’s wife and now Cokie Roberts.

And then her lie about the Democrats wanting to take out guns. They do not, but this is another Republican story trying to get more votes for Trump. What they want is stricter laws. This won’t stop ones that already have them (and will use them where they wish). But hopefully it will help with future purchasers.

She seems to think I watch too much CNN and MSNBC news. What exactly does she watch with her very biased opinions?

She also seems to think I should evaluate what I want from our country. I know I do not want Trump and his 2020 budget taking two trillion, yes, two trillion from our Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. She says the Democrat party is not what it used to be. Well, there was a time when the Republican Party wasn’t run by Trump, McConnell and Barr. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. She also seems to think the Democrats want everything free and where will the money come from? Seems it would be better to help our poor, our children, our women and veterans than to give tax breaks to the wealthy.

Trump has broken the emoluments clause many times making himself wealthy. She could fact check this!

Ruby Hanson of Laurel


Wonderful suprise

What a wonderful surprise to open the Outlook and see the article honoring the Montana centenarians and my beautiful mother, Bulah Manning. The event was wonderful and each centenarian in attendance received a congratulatory citation from Governor Steve Bullock. The governor was not able to attend, so the award was presented by DPHHS Director Sheila Hogan. There were several people from Laurel listed as centenarians who also deserve to be mentioned. They are: Doris Ellestad, 100; Helen Reidelbach, 102; Edna Scott, 103; Dorothy Wagnild, 100; Harold Frank, will turn 100 in October; and long-time Laurel resident, now living in Billings, Genevieve Turcotte, turning 102 in November.

Congratulations to all these amazing centenarians for reaching the 100-year mark!

Marilou Gaskill of Laurel


What are you more likely to buy your valentine this year?

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