To the Daily Sun,
It has been an exciting and fun year working hard raising money for Pub Mania and the WLNH Children's Auction. It is an amazing feeling to help so many kids and do so much good for our community. Our team is a very special group. We work hard, have fun and truly care about this cause, and each other. The compassion from not just my team, but all Pub Maniacs is heartwarming.
This year we held several fundraisers beginning in March. We hosted Peter Mamos Master Hypnotist, Juston McKinney Comedian, and Shana Stack Band. We also were Celebrity Bartenders and held a Pampered Chef Party. We do several challenges within our team throughout the year. Each member also raises money personally.
With your generosity our team raised $20,015.00! Pub Mania raised $177,545.00 and the Children's Auction totaled $510,801.00! This money raised goes back to help out kids and families around the Lakes Region throughout the year. For more information go to Patrickspub.com giving back page.
It is amazing what a small community, such as ours, can accomplish. We could not do it without wonderful, generous people like yourself. Thank you with all of our hearts! Have a Happy Healthy New Year!
Brenda, Tony and the Cafe Deja vu Pub Mania Team
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:07
To The Daily Sun,
I just can't believe Bernaditte Loache's letter her in Tuesday's paper. She asks me to what end I write my letters, what wrong doings in Washington, (what scandals, broken promises, lies, failures, wastes. corruption and all)? "All" being "wrong doings", Bernie.
Geeze, If I hadn't read so many of her letters here before I'd have to ask, what planet did you just arrive from?
But no, Bernie has been around for some time telling everyone not to listen to or read anything but MSNBC and 27 other left wing "news sources". Though this is probably why Bernie just can't imagine what I'm talking about. MSNBC is staffed by the most outrageous, foul mouthed, unprofessional, collection of left-wing dregs ever assembled. So for Bernie's sake I'll give her a couple examples of what I refer to.
How about the "Fast and Furious" scandal where witness' before Congress either lied, took the fifth, then stonewalled, and then were promoted by the president. These people were promoted in spite of the deaths of hundreds. How about after Benghazi, someone sent our U.N. ambassador around the Sunday morning talk shows spinning the lie it was all about some YouTube video, and a demonstration that got "out of hand". A PROVEN LIE. What happened? The lady was promoted. How about Mrs. Clinton when questioned about it, asked Congress " What does it really matter?" Now she's the Democratic Party's leading candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Then there was the IRS scandal. Anyone held to account there yet Bernie? No, why is that?
So in spite of the stupid attempt to shut off debate by Bernie and Co. I will continue to write my letters even if she is unable to comprehend reality.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:49
To The Daily Sun,
Plans for an additional massive wind farm, more than 500 feet tall, within a village community in Grafton County, next to Cardigan Mountain and Newfound Lake, has been filed.
Iberdrola Renewables wants to build another wind farm in Alexandria and Danbury, near the banks of Newfound Lake.
The firm says their plans to install 23 turbines will go forward. The power plant will ship electricity to NSTAR in Massachusetts.
This statement coming on the heels of both towns voting, for a second time, to oppose the development. One Danbury resident exiting the meeting on Wednesday night described the turbines as "the biggest thing you will ever see".
The turbines are among the tallest of any application lodged in New Hampshire and will become the tallest structures in the state. One Alexandria resident said the Groton wind turbines can now be seen from Winnipesaukee and that she believes this new farm will be seen by much of the state — maybe as far away as Vermont at night.
For the better part of 2013 an Iberdrola Renewables representative, Ed Cherian, stated they would not build here if the community did not want them. Ed is on record making this statement in our community on several different occasions. Iberdrola has carried out many propaganda initiatives like this in our community including: mailings, telemarketing, school lectures, local sponsorship programs, college donations and many private meetings... just to name a few.
Some good news that has come out of all of this — a second round of overwhelming opposition. (An official town voting record: spring 2013 and winter 2014). Opposition has grown since the first town vote last year. Selectman in towns affected and surrounding towns will start getting involved and will represent the views of their constituents.
Many N.H. residents outside of our community are oblivious to our situation. Keep in mind this is not the only NEW power project in the pipeline for our area. The Groton Wind Farm has been built on the mountaintops at the north end of Newfound Lake. Three more wind farms are proposed for the northeast and southeast corners of Newfound Lake. And Northern Pass is scheduled to pass through Bridgewater on the west side of Newfound Lake. All this on top of four existing renewable energy plants. It's hard to believe, right? Newfound lake is under attack.
So the question at hand is: Will the state allow the Newfound Lake area to be home to five existing power plants, three new wind farms and Northern Pass? That's a total of nine power projects within a 15 mile radius.
The only type of power not proposed for the Newfound Lake area is a nuclear power plant.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:46
To The Daily Sun,
Beyonce's recent public announcements concerning equal rights, pay and respect over gender leads me to wonder what her opinion would be concerning the Gilford chief of police losing his job and being accused of adultery while the female resource officer and mentor, in the Gilford school system suffers no repercussions and gets to keep her job?
Nowadays, police sting operations involving prostitutes and Johns, the Johns as well as the prostitutes are exposed — seems to be a double standard exists favoring the girls not the guys.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:43
To The Daily Sun,
The TEA Party is viciously attacked by Democrat and Republican politicians, the media, and other special interests who want to continue feeding at the public trough at the expense of other Americans.
The TEA Party challenges and strives to replace politicians who put their personal interests and those of their supporters ahead of the general welfare.
Politicians of both parties have condemned deficit spending, promised responsible spending, promised low taxes, promised to do good for all Americans, and they swear to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States...."
The low approval ratings of Congress and the president show that the American people know that politicians are hypocrites who repeatedly break their promises, disregard their oaths, and put their personal interests ahead of the American people.
The list of actions against the best interests of the American people is nearly endless, e.g., waste of hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars annually, passing laws they exempt themselves from or don't even read, tolerance of government abuse of power (e.g., NSA spying on Americans and government persecution of political opponents), tolerance of failing public schools, and irresponsible management of government programs (e.g., Social Security and Medicare will soon be unable to provide promised benefits).
What explains the continued requirement for ethanol in our gasoline besides political payoffs? Ethanol increases the cost of gasoline and food, lowers gas mileage, damages engines, and doesn't help (and may hurt) the environment.
Other than political payoffs, what explains the crony capitalism, subsidies, special advantages, and bailouts (e.g., the big banks, insurance companies, unions, and GE) that help special interests at the expense of everyday Americans?
The taxpayers are even expected to bailout the insurance companies because too few people are buying Obamacare's expensive insurance policies!
The TEA Party is widely attacked for supporting, and demanding remedies for the same problems that Senator Obama spoke eloquently about in 2006 (and 2008) when opposing a debt ceiling increase, calling it a failure of leadership and describing how debt hurts the American people. (http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/debtlimit.asp)
Failure of politicians to govern responsibly hurts most Americans, e.g., by increasing taxes, reducing jobs and opportunities, reducing wages from unfair immigrant labor competition, increasing poverty, abusive public officials, infringing on our constitutional rights, and immorally passing enormous debt to future generations.
The politicians and the special interests that benefit from irresponsible spending and special favors don't want them to end. So they attack the TEA Parties that have sprung up all over the country to hold politicians accountable.
Join the fight for government of the people, for the people, and by the people. Help fix our country, join a TEA Party.
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 January 2014 10:37