To The Daily Sun,
Like many of my neighbors, I was relieved when the government shutdown ended. Yet the truth is that unless Republicans in Congress stop throwing temper tantrums to get what they want, these fights will not be going away. They aren't cheap: this 15-day shutdown cost our government $24 billion dollars, and that doesn't include the cost to New Hampshire's economy. Navy Yard contractors and Portsmouth businesses took a huge hit.
It is ridiculous that Senator Ayotte harps on the value of fiscal responsibility but does nothing to reign in Tea Party excesses. Her Tea Party leaders nearly destroyed America's credit rating while wasting billions of dollars. When she was sworn into office she promised to represent the interests of New Hampshire families, yet under her watch her own party has enacted policies that have cost New Hampshire families jobs and income. She has done nothing to stop them. She is, in fact, doing the opposite by putting forward so-called solutions that will perpetuate the Tea Party's job killing agenda.
Senator Ayotte's priorities are backwards, New Hampshire's familiies should come before her Washington buddies.
Gilmanton Iron Works
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:54
To The Daily Sun,
The Meredith Emergency Food Pantry and all of our volunteers would like to thank the very generous support that everyone has given us. It is all of you that help us to help others. A thank you to, Kiwanis, Forest View, Rotary, Hannaford, Inter-Lake's Schools, and all of the other people in our community As well as all the others that have supported us.
Once again thank you all. A special thank you sent out to the children Sunday school of the Congregational Church in Meredith. Also a thank you to St. Charles Church, The Lions Club, Trinity Church, Heath's in Center Harbor, and the Congregational Church in Center Harbor.
Thank you once again,
Meredith Emergency Food Pantry
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:50
To The Daily Sun,
I read the letter in the Nov. 6 Daily Sun from Rep. Bob Greenmore and his group. I have a question about the admission that our county commissioners have been remiss in their duties. As it states in his letter, state law REQUIRES that twice a year the commissioners are to inspect the correctional facilities under their jurisdiction and file a report within 30 days to the Attorney General. In the past five years this has only been done twice.
This is a blatant disregard for the duties they were elected to perform. A willful violation of state law without even having the bad excuse of not being aware. This kind of cavalier attitude toward their responsibilities puts the taxpayers of Belknap County at risk for litigation. Here's the scenario: a detainee is harmed somehow while in the custody of the Corrections Department. He gets a lawyer. The lawyer discovers that the commissioners have not done their due diligence and this is "why my client was harmed your honor".
Who holds the commissioners accountable? Apparently no one except the voters. So is the county going to be fined for breaking the law? Is someone going to jail? What is the penalty for violation of this state law?
If our current commissioners do not intend to uphold their duties then they should resign. If they don't resign I would like to register my vote of "NO CONFIDENCE" in our current administration and ask my fellow voters to join me.
I have seen first hand how our county operates and believe me I am not impressed. There are ongoing systemic problems in our nursing home and in our correctional facilities. The underlying cause of all this is simply poor leadership and bad management.
One last point to be made. You can be sure that if an employee for the county had so openly violated a requirement like this they would have been fired and crucified. Do not the standards apply for all?
It's time for the three kings to be dethroned!!
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:48
To The Daily Sun,
Race is not the issue. Let's be honest here. When the President of the United States looks the American public straight in the eye and LIES to them time after time, scandal after scandal, the color of his skin,or his race is not the issue.Those of us who oppose Obama and everything he stands for don't hate him, WE
JUST HATE LIARS.
So, please spare us from the claims of hate and prejudice when writing your letters. Obama could sell a bottle of sand to an Arab. Lesson of the day: get the sand out of your shoes and your head out of your BLANK. We wont get fooled again.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:41
To The Daily Sun,
I am a Red Sox supporter. My son is a Red Sox fan. The difference is a fan (fanatic) knows a lot about the team and the supporter just supports his home team without all the statistics. I was a "fan" when I was a young boy. It is sad to see many grown men "adults" put so much importance on sports and less importance on family. Why is Thanksgiving more important to many for the football game than the reason for Thanksgiving?
Back to The Red Sox. I celebrate the World Series Championship for the young New England boys who dream of becoming a major league baseball player and support their Red Sox. The Red Sox is the team on the TV, radio and news here in New England. I watched The Red Sox with my dad since I was 11 ((1973) and he passed away in 2000 at 86 years old never having to celebrate with me. But my son was born just a few months after he passed away and I had a 4-year-old Red Sox fan to watch "The Curse" be broken and we recorded us watching the Red Sox beating the Yankees and The Cardinals in 2004, the year they broke the curse under a full lunar eclipse! Beating The "mighty" Yankees was more exciting than the World Series victory of 2004 as they were the only team to ever come back from first three losses to win four straight and against the "mighty" Yankees made it all the more sweeter! I had met many Red Sox haters and many are New England natives and most were former "Red Sox fans" who admitted "I was a Red Sox fan but I got sick of the losing so I became a Yankee fan". I always felt it was "poor sportsmanship" to forsake your home team to become a fan of another team that has more championships and then try to take pride in championships that occurred long before they and their parents were even born.
The Red Sox winning three times in the last decade might be an unusual stroke of luck as each team was different. The 2013, 2007 and 2004 teams had only David Ortiz as the only player on all three teams. So why do Yankee fans BRAG about being a Yankee fan or Red Sox hater of years long before they we born? It is very easy to be a fan of a team with more championships than other teams, when most championships were before they were even born, but how much more enjoying is your home town team more associated with your community or the team that is broadcast daily on your cable TV. When you live, work and school in N.E. you should be wishing your neighbors, students and co-workers happiness. Too many Red Sox haters live here in N.E. Many are born and raised as Red Sox fans and others are from N.Y. but both wish their neighbors, school children and fellow employees disappointment. Those who HATE The Red Sox will cheer for the other team as they enjoy the disappointment of their own community members. Many who live here in N.H. and N.E. would enjoy a Red Sox disappointing loss from the World Series even more than a Red Sox fan would enjoy a World Series Championship. That is a sad commentary. People enjoy other peoples misfortune than they enjoy their own fortune.
Last Updated on Thursday, 07 November 2013 11:37