Build A Footbridge

Dear Editor,

The nightmare is over. With the dawning of a new day, light shines upon the faces of Americans with tears of joy for Biden backers and sadness for those who supported Trump.

Now the real work begins – healing is the starting place to rebuilding relationships with all the people of our country, and it is incumbent upon those who voted for Biden to reach out to those who hold different opinions and are hurting with the loss of their candidate. Footbridges of hope, caring, compassion, and love need to be built, one plank at a time, to reach the hearts of all Americans.

We can do this because we have done it before. As Americans we won our independence over insurmountable odds with a rag tag army of patriots who had a dream and would not let it die. As Americans, we survived a brutal civil war but survived as a nation and moved forward to be one people again. As Americans, the entire country came together to defeat the dictatorial powers of Imperial Japan and Nazi Germany. As Americans, the turmoil of the 1960’s with Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement caused deep divides that have been overcome with understanding and forgiveness.

   Make no mistake, we have a mountain to climb, but with patience, courage and determination, it will happen because of the inherent goodness we the people possess. Let’s begin building those footbridges that will reclaim the best of who we are as Americans.   We hold strong core values that embody a sense of decency, a belief in fairness and a hope for a better tomorrow. We can do this. We will do this.

Bob Kollar



The Woke Pledge Of Allegiance

Dear Editor,

Here is the Pledge of Allegiance for the woke revolt. We pledge allegiance to the algorithms of the Chinese communist party and to the deep state for which it stands, one world power without God and with liberty and justice for no one. Hope you sick America haters find it appealing. 

James R. Simmonds



A Glitch Is Still A Glitch

Dear Editor,

In systems thinking there is often more than one cause of an error.

The goal of the vast majority of hardware and software companies around the world is to make a product so easy to use, so intuitive, that the old product manuals are obsolete. They try to make user error extremely small. Most computer programs, not all, send automatic updates without requiring humans to think about installing. Even if a system doesn’t automatically install an update most still have extremely obvious warnings that the system requires an update. The message usually tells you how to update. It used to be that computer messages gave a long list of things to do to update software. Now the vast majority make it so easy all you have to do is click a button on the screen.

This is where the Dominion voting machines come into play. Dominion denies a “glitch” in the machine occurred and blamed human error. There was a glitch. If there wasn’t a glitch the software wouldn’t have needed to be updated. Put another way a human failed to update the system in Antrim County to correct the glitch. If there was no “glitch” an update would not have been required. There were four errors: 1) the glitch in coding that necessitated the update, 2) the difficulty in updating the system or lack of automatic updates, 3) human error that failed to update the machines, and 4) the company failure to warn users of the effects of not updating/public denial of a “glitch.”

The question isn’t whether or not there was a “glitch.” There had to be one. The question should be how many other machines were not updated in time or appropriately? If one human can make this error, fail to update a program, so can others. Why was the “glitch” updated but not communicated to users. Users should have been told that an error requiring an update that miscounted votes was possible. How long was the error in coding present? Have other previous elections been effected?

Politicians and the media are splitting hairs over “glitch” versus human error. The reality is that both may be true. After all humans code the programs, install or fail to install the updates, and fail to warn users of implications of not updating software. The coding failed which required an update that increased chance of human error in updating/not updating. There are enough mistakes to go around.

Alan Burke