Letters – June 18

‘Cosmic rides,’ pajamas and bed races Saturday
Please consider this your invitation to be part of a new and fun community event in Homer. Vendors, fundraisers, food stands and crazy games will be available. And — at the center of it all — will be Homer’s first-ever bed races.
Join an assortment of crazy “Cosmic Rides” spaced around for you to vote for. Be at Ulmer’s around 7 p.m. Solstice Saturday. And if you want to rock this, wear your pajamas — and bring your camera. Check out Homer Solstice Celebration on Facebook for details, and we’ll see you there.
Dax Radtke

Investing in future generations of learning

On Tuesday, June 11, 37 U.S. Senators — all Republicans — blocked passage of the brilliant Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, sponsored by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). This bill would have allowed existing student loan borrowers the chance to refinance their debt at current lower interest rates.
Refinancing debt is a common practice for homeowners, businesses, and other entities. Allowing student loan refinancing is a smart, sensible idea that would have benefited so many millions of Americans while stimulating our economy. The fact that this great idea was blocked is a tragic loss. Alaskans are so fortunate to have two senators who had the decency to vote in favor of the bill’s passage: Sen. Mark Begich (co-sponsor) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski.  
Barbara McDaniel

Bergdahl ‘s big mistake

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl made a big mistake walking away from the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. If he had instead deserted the Texas Air National Guard from Maxwell AFB in Alabama, he would have been supported by the Bush-Reagan fascist vermin to become governor of Texas and president of the United States.
He could have picked a world class draft dodger and sadist to be his vice-president and ignored the intelligence that the United States would be attacked on 9-11-2001. He could have presided over the worst economic meltdown the U.S. has had since the great depression and continued to preside over the last eight years of the Bush-Reagan hard-core fascist criminal, secret police state, plutocracy.
Yes, Sgt. Bergdahl made a big mistake.
Frank Vondersaar
Candidate U.S. House

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