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Letters

Letters to the Editor

What world do I live in?

To the Editor:

Well, Mr. Donald Lattin, we all live in a world of liars and con men who try like heck to pull the wool over our eyes in a strong attempt to shade us from the truth. This practice is very effective with some people, but not all, and especially not me.

I’m writing in response to an opinion by Lattin where he condemns Mr. Chuck Johnson for his opinion regarding former VP Joe Biden and his connection to Ukraine. Lattin points us to a tape of Biden where Biden is boasting about forcing the Ukrainian officials to fire the prosecutor they hired to rout out corruption in their country; the same prosecutor that had, by all accounts, failed miserably in his duties.

So, I found this tape, Lattin, and with just a few minutes of research I learned the tape was, in fact real, but, not surprisingly, taken wildly out of context. I also learned it was posted on YouTube by an organization called “The United West” and stated in the “objectives” section of their website is: “...by supporting the Trump Administrations pro-Israel policies.”

The United West obviously is a group of Trump sympathizers that are obviously willing to smear Biden’s name in an already debunked conspiracy theory to prop up the orange buffoon in the White House.

The prosecutor was not doing his job, and the Obama administration withheld funds until Ukraine fired him. This move was widely supported by the European Union.

Lattin goes further by suggestion we all watch Fox News to “get the truth.” The scary part of that suggestion is, he’s serious.

My phrase: “Vote American, Not Republican” is often imitated, but never duplicated; maybe I should copyright it?

Ken Yanko

Joliet

Were woman, child checked for rabies?

To the Editor:

Based on the articles and letters about the baby skunk, it was euthanized (because skunks carry rabies), left in its box and tossed in the dumpster (because it sprayed, and they did not want the smell in the freezer).

Nowhere did it say that anyone took samples to see if this skunk had rabies. The woman who saved it and her granddaughter both touched this skunk. While neither was bitten, it is the saliva that carries rabies. If the skunk licked its fur before they touched it, they could have been exposed.

I sincerely hope that someone recommended that this woman and her granddaughter get the rabies shots – just like they recommend it when a bat flies inside a house (they also carry rabies). 

Colleen Robbins

Joliet

Oreo the baby skunk

To the Editor:

The obvious remedy is a skunk crossing sign on the highway, in addition to baby skunks at play signage. My lab Zoey would have known what to do.

Thomas Cechner

Lockport

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