Liars, age cheaters need to get back in line

By STEPHEN PINTO

Are you aware that people under 65 are lying about having underlying conditions?

Of course, you are.

But what are we to do in a society where it is every man and woman for themselves?

Go into a Walgreens and get vaccinated. No questions asked no proof needed.

Just another reason to have shortages and more importantly, gross, indifferent, scandalous inequities.

I think that’s pretty low on the humanity scale.

Those lining up and faking their way to get a vaccine shot are very likely to be taking a shot away from someone that really needs one.

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Living inside a revolution

FEBRUARY 20: The Grace Food Pantry Everett line on a winter morning. (Photo by Jim Mahoney)


This pandemic has taken 500, 000 lives and made millions sick.

In one year, the world, our world has changed.

The nation forced to close down for a while. All public schools and universities closed down. Bars and major sporting events with large crowds ceased. Crowds of every kind evaporated. All our great cities became ghost towns with thou- sands of small businesses going out of business overnight. Then came a partial reopening followed by a giant spike in COVID-19 cases across the land and here in Everett.

For a long time, masks weren’t required, science wasn’t paid attention to, and what was bad got worse.

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The 25 MPH speed limit

The city council has suggested that the city consider lowering the speed limit to 25 MPH.

Our belief is that such a speed limit would be a welcome relief to speeding automobiles that makes getting around this city so dangerous for drivers and for those crossing streets.

There is one caveat, however, to lowering the speed limit with an order.

What is the problem?

The only way to have the driving population lower its tendency to speed up and down our crowded streets and highways is by Draconian enforcement such as the city’s drivers have never experienced.

Not many will pay any attention to it.

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Showing strength and steadiness

Representative Joe McGonagle has defeated all comers the last two times out in elections that were never close.

He has solidified his hold on the rep seat from Everett with hard, smart work.

He has done this without much help from others.

He should be proud of his success.

Taking on McGonagle in a political battle has been shown to be a difficult task.

In fact, it is a losing battle.

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