LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Ah, yes... remembering when!
Remember when Donald Trump received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow and paid for by Renaissance Capital, a company tied to Russian Intelligence Agencies? Oh wait, that was Bill Clinton.
Remember when Donald Trump approved the sale of 20% of U.S. uranium to the Russians while he was Secretary of State which gave control of it to Rosatom the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation? Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton.
Remember when Donald Trump lied about that and said he wasn’t a part of approving the deal that gave the Russians 1/5 of our uranium, but then his e-mails were leaked showing he did lie about it? Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton and John Podesta.
Remember when Donald Trump got $145 million from shareholders of the uranium company sold to the Russians?
Oh wait, that was Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation.
Remember when Donald Trump accepted millions in donations from Russian oligarchs like the chairman of a company that’s part of the Russian Nuclear Research Cluster, the wife of the mayor of Moscow and a close pal of Putin’s? Oh wait, that was the Clinton Foundation.
Man, Trump’s ties to Russia are really “disgusting!”
Paul J. Patchen, II, Kewadin
Bergman acts in our best interests
During the past three years of incessant hounding of President Trump by the Congressional Democrats, our own Congressman has managed to get several bills through the House that benefit the 1st CD, the state, and the nation’s veterans. Blaming him for decrying the inaction of the House on any issue other than the impeachment of the President is shallow and shortsighted. We elect our representatives to act in our best interests, Jack Bergman does.
Tom Backers, Alden
Pictures make the connection
I enjoyed the picture of 1950s Elk Rapids taken by John Alley. I knew John (we called him as Jerry) in the late 1950s. He was a gifted photographer.
I worked at Cleggs Restaurant, now Cellar 152, from 1956 1961. The restaurant was owned by Ott and Louisa Clegg. Jerry was Louisa’s son. He was in Elk Rapids visiting his mom.
I have a picture he took in 1959 hanging in my hall. It had been enlarged and framed. It had been part of an exhibit of his work shown in a gallery in Ann Arbor.
I had a call from him in the late 80s. He was at a photographer’s conference at Grand Traverse Resort. He came out to Elk Rapids and we had a good visit. That was the last time I saw him. He enjoyed seeing the picture I had.
It is odd sometimes how life wraps around and pictures can sure make that connection. Thanks for sharing the photo and the information about Jerry.
Pat Webb, Elk Rapids
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