Letters to the Editor: Oct. 27, 2021
Letters to the Editor published in the Oct. 27, 2021 issue of the Tomahawk Leader.
Throw the hate out of your heart
To the Editor,
Recently I have noticed that the letters to the editor can lean towards political views. When I read the last one from Diana Smith, it really upset me.
In all transparency, I am the matriarch of a hunting, fishing and all outdoor sports family who enjoys our beautiful Wisconsin outdoors. This week’s letter to the editor upset me immensly.
I take issue with the horribly disrespectful and demeaning language toward our duly elected State Senator, Mary Felzkowski.
To suggest that Senator Felzkowski is okay with “unstable characters” carrying weapons is absolutely absurd and idiotic. That certainly is not the verbiage in the 2nd amendment of the constitution.
The sandhill crane season is a way that Wisconsin hunters can keep the flock in check. They are harming out farmers’ crops. Besides, they’re delicious!
The wolf terrorization is not fear mongering, it’s real and painful. There have been people who have witnessed their family pet ripped to pieces by wolves. That is Reality, not mongering. And if you think monetary compensation can undo the pain for a farmer of a child, you have no heart.
I recently saw a game cam video of five wolves carrying a new born, bloody fawn in its mouth.
The wolf season last year was over days sooner than allotted because there are so many more wolves than the DNR reports. The legal and honest hunters registering their kills caused the DNR to bring the season to a halt permanently!
Where do you get off belittling Wisconsin sportsmen by referring to them as a miniscule portion of Wisconsin’s population. You think that you speak for the people of our State when you refer to the sportsmen as the tiniest vocal minority.
For your information sportsmen and farmers tend to be hard working, tax paying, good and trustworthy people.
In some cases wild game helps to feed their family. The inflation is going to make hunting for food could become a necessity for some families.
So throw the hate out of your heart and have some empathy for your fellow human beings!
Computer supplies in Tomahawk
I wonder if anyone who has a business or is thinking of opening one has considered a printer supply store or carrying supplies in their current store.
I am not looking at computers, printers or such things. What I am looking for is a place where I can buy paper, printer forms and printer ink. We used to be able to buy paper and forms at Ben Franklin or ink at Shopko but unfortunately they are long gone. Now if you need an ink cartridge or a ream of paper you have to go the Rhinelander or Merrill. I always try to shop locally but this makes it hard to do.
Yes I know you can buy ink online but I have had marginal luck with the refilled cartridges and it takes forever to get them in the mail. Paper and forms are a little more difficult to order online. With more people working from home this may be something that would be an interesting business for a local store.
Ask reps to follow advice, recommendations of People’s Maps Commission
Elbridge Gerry, governor of Massachusetts in 1812, was the first elected official, who unfairly divided his state’s voting areas, to benefit his political party, and thus, we have the word: “Gerrymandering”, where the political party in power draws voting district lines to their advantage.
The redistricting that was done in 2011 in Wisconsin, behind closed doors, is often used as one of the worst examples of Gerrymandering in United States history.
Following the 2020 census, legislature maps will again be redrawn in Wisconsin.
Please telephone our state representatives: (Mary Felzkowski, tel. #:608-266-2509 and Calvin Callahan, tel. #: 608-266-7694), and ask them to follow the advice and recommendations of the People’s Map Commission, which will draw congressional, senate and state legislative district maps. This commission is non-partisan and thus has no inherent bias towards a political party. Maps drawn by this commission will put an end to Gerrymandering.
Furthermore, please ask our state representatives to have the non-partisan forming of voting districts put into our Wisconsin State Constitution.
Respectfully submitted by Catherine G. LeMay-Brown,