Is there anyone who doesn't know taht Bill Maher is a liberal?

To The Daily Sun,

Wow and gee whiz, guess I struck a nerve with L.J. Siden. Four times he calls me a liar in his letter in Friday's paper. Actually Siden loves to sink to character assassination from afar when he has no reasonable response to opinions and facts that he can't fit into his narrow-minded leftist mind.

Let me debunk some of his letter  low hanging fruit, it's true, but it's his own fault). L.J. writes, "In the past, Earle's statement, "I don't have to prove a thing." In his letter he fabricates a story about President Obama and lies, when in actuality he was responding to my questioning his sources and integrity. He furthers his lie by attributing to me a statement I never made, but the world already knows." (Not only a little distortion, this is a huge pile of it. )

First my original letter was written shortly after the lie, "If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. If you like your insurance you can keep your insurance." Obama was exposed by nearly every credible and responsible news organization on the planet. But as L.J. writes himself he wanted to challenger me to prove it. My response was "I don't have to prove it," and I don't because it was already an established fact and nothing has changed.

As for he not saying Obama didn't lie, whether or not he used those precise words or not is completely beside the point as his very challenge of the facts is as clear as a blue sky that he was saying it in meaning if not in an exact quote. Then he slips in the phrase "the world already knows," as though that was in response to his defense statement "that he didn't say," when it actually was my referring to the world already knowing that Obama lied. L.J. had to twist and distort the words and meaning to arrive at this crazy objective.

Is there anyone who doesn't know Bill Maher is a liberal? Is there anyone who can depute that Bill Maher is one of the left's most respected spokespersons, most often quoted and influential persons? Yet here is L.J. taking issue with Maher by saying I was getting my "facts" from "political satirist". Well, gee, L.J., guess what? Even a "comedian" has a right to express an opinion, which is exactly what he was doing. Just happens I agree with his opinion.

Apparently anyone who doesn't conform to the dim-witted, narrow minded world of L.J. Siden isn't safe from his character assassinations, not even a noted liberal like Maher.

Steve Earle


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Tea party members have been pinned to the wall & they don't like it

To The Daily Sun,

I want to give a high five to the letter writers who have got the parrots squawking out of control. The Daily Sun dated Jan. 31, should be passed on for future generations to read.

I say to those that complain about name-calling, that was going on high gear before I wrote my first letter. It seems the truth hurts.

Mr. Meade, who writes volumes of lies and says it's his right under free speech and First Amendment, has chastised Mr. Dawson for doing the same thing. The cute part is he now describes it as good, bad and ugly. The combination of Meade/Wiles/Earle say they don't have to prove anything; it's all on the Internet.

The tea party members have been pinned to the wall and they don't like it. (Tough.)

I will say Fox News twisted two stories to suit themselves. The arrest of Sgt. Tammirossi in Mexico last Friday, (and) the story of Lt. Clint Lorance serving 19 years for order he gave to open fire on two Afghans. (HS Hannity show) The whole story is in Army Times of Jan. 19.

I am glad to see Mr. Meade continue his constant love affair with Al Sharpton.

Henry Osmer


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Expansion of Medicaid has nothing to do with elderly or infirm

To The Daily Sun,

Rep. Peter Spanos' letter in Tuesday's Laconia Daily Sun, decried the fact that Medicaid Expansion, passed by the last legislature, diverts funds needed by the elderly and infirm to the able bodied.

It's true, expanded Medicaid benefits many able-bodied persons, whether they are working or not, many of whom are eligible for employer provided health insurance, their share of which they cannot afford. More than 40,000 New Hampshire folks have health insurance now because of this.

Medicaid expansion is not a welfare program, it's an insurance program. In New Hampshire's case expanded Medicaid is aimed at persons who earn less than 133 percent of the federal poverty limit and are between the ages of 18 and 64. In the case of qualifying people who are eligible for employer-provided health insurance, expansion essentially makes up the difference between what the employer pays and the employee contributes.

More to the point, expansion really has nothing to do with the elderly or infirm. The elderly, as anybody who has a relative in a nursing home knows, are eligible for Medicaid as long as they are needy and infirm. If you're under 65 and have no income, you only qualify for Medicaid if you're disabled. So Medicaid expansion provides coverage, for example, to most of the prisoners in our prisons and county jails, whose medical care was either paid for by the state taxpayers, or by your local property tax.

I therefore decline Rep. Spanos' invitation to conclude that the Affordable Care Act is stealing money from the elderly and infirm to provide for able-bodied people who are too lazy to work.

David O. Huot


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Don't take money from nursing homes to pay for overspending elsewhere

To The Daily Sun,

Last Thursday, our state senator, Jeanie Forrester filed a late bill that would prevent Gov. Hassan from taking money that was supposed to go to nursing homes, to be used to offset the deficit that Gov. Hassan created by going on a spending spree when she was elected in her first term.

The State of New Hampshire raised all the money it expected to raise with taxes and fees that it expected to raise. It is just the governor spent more then what she was supposed to spend. So the state does not have a problem raising money, just a problem with how the governor spends money.

Well, now it is time to pay the piper and the governor wants the nursing homes and our citizens in the nursing homes to pay. The people in the nursing homes need care and cannot speak up for themselves. They need our help.

In the 2013 budget, it was specifically noted that the money to go to nursing homes actually had to go to nursing homes, and not for anything else.

So the Legislature creates a budget, and the governor signs the budget and then ignores it. Sound familiar. So the Legislature creates a budget and the president ignores the budget.

Gov. Hassan, do not take the money for nursing homes to spend on your out-of-control budget.

Go Jeanie!

Linda Riley


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Thank you selectmen for voting down the roundabout proposal

To The Daily Sun,

A week ago there was a special hearing concerning the proposed three roundabouts in the downtown Route 3-25 area. The proposal was to help alleviate the traffic during the high-traffic times (Friday night and Sunday afternoon).

Many citizens spoke up and said they were not in favor of this proposal. Only a few were in favor.

Our fire chief gave a presentation which opened the eyes of all who attended.

Fires are spread faster and faster now, due to homes having open floor plans and items made of man-made fibers. The Fire Department response time cannot be extended if it wants to save lives and homes.

Roundabouts slow the response time of the firefighters getting to the fire station and for the fire engines going to the fire. The fire trucks cannot responsibly go around a roundabout at 15-18 miles an hour. The roundabouts would slow down Meredith's response to other towns and other towns in responding to our emergencies.

Thank you Chief Ken Jones for the presentation and for opening the eyes of the public.

Thank you selectman for voting down this proposal which would save very little time for a handful times of the year and hamper our and the surrounding towns ability to respond to emergencies.

Thank you for standing up for the safety or our citizens.

Linda Riley


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