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Shaheen being more than a little bit hypocritical about 'Big Oil'

To The Daily Sun,

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen recently began airing television advertisements criticizing others about their support for "Big Oil." Ironically though, it is actually Jeanne Shaheen who personally thrives off of an industry she hypocritically says she hates.

That's right, Jeanne Shaheen and her husband personally invest in some of the same oil companies her ad decries as "Big Oil." Don't take my word for it. On her 2013 financial disclosure forms, for the U.S. Senate, Shaheen reports her husband is invested in a mutual fund called "Thornburg Value R5," an investment worth up to $100,000. The fund invests in a few oil and gas companies, including Chevron, Inpex, Weatherford International, and a French energy corporation called Total SA.

Regardless of your position on energy, whether you are for expanding oil production or not, the point is this: Once again, Jeanne Shaheen is happy to say one thing for political points, and do another to benefit her bank account. That's hypocritical, wrong, and regardless of party, it is unbecoming of a U.S. Senator.

Richard Ceresa

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:31

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We get that you arent' happy with your duly-elected government

To The Daily Sun,

An open letter to Steve Earle, and others:

Enlighten us. Educate us. Inform us. These are all vital components missing from your constant letters to the editor.
It's long past time for you to come out of your echo chamber. Instead of automatically disqualifying those you don't agree with, why not try looking at facts and reality for a change? Your letters have a tendency to be full of conjecture, half-truths, twisted logic, and a generous heaping of things that are not true, stirred vigorously with a self-righteous sense of paranoia under siege. You write as if your so-called statements are the coup de grace, and nothing else that might be close to the truth.

While we read other people's eloquent letters which contain evidence and rationality, you continue to use (and ineffectively, I might add) the IRS, Benghazi and the ACA as peas in a shell game. No matter what facts and new investigations show, you continue to parrot outdated talking points based on fabrication, distortion, untruths, half-truths, innuendo and whatever you hear from your self-referenced talking heads.

In my opinion you are tone-deaf and cannot get out of a self-made rut. You really need to be looking beyond your shadowy horizons. You squawk about coming calamities you see inside your bubble-land. That's a disservice to your readers and to you.

It seems to us that you love scapegoating President Obama and Democrats for everything that happens and for things that haven't happened. No need for proof or valid evidence.

We get the point that you are dissatisfied with your present duly elected government. Although you probably still believe your fantasy that ACORN and swarms of non-existent voters carried the elections in 2008 and 2012.
President Obama and his administration are dealing with very complicated world situations, and an inherited mess at home and abroad. And with a Republican Party whose only mission is to disrupt, obstruct, sabotage and say "No."

Isn't it time to say, "We are a unified country, where we disagree but can try to work together to solve the many real problems?"

Bernadette Loesch

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:23

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Seems one party is good at creating problems & another is good at fixing them

To The Daily Sun,

I greatly appreciate the voters of Northfield and Franklin (Ward 3) taking the time to vote in the primary and I especially want to thank those that believed in my candidacy and granted me their vote.

As you know, a great many very important issues are "on the table" this year including a looming budget deficit. It appears that one political party is good at creating these problems and one is good at fixing them. As a financial adviser, I am trained to identify and handle fiscal issues and I understand the solutions to these challenges. Elections do have consequences, and I hope I am able to count on your vote again in the general election Nov. 4.

As always, I welcome your input and your help with the campaign. Please contact me at 603 286-7329. Otherwise, I hope very much to see you at the polls Nov. 4.

Greg Hill


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:17

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Wonder what Mr. Earle & Mr. Young could say without name calling

To The Daily Sun,

Some people able to disagree without being disagreeable? Mr. Earle calls another writer "stupid" followed by "you are not reasonable." Apparently Mr. E thinks that name-calling makes him "reasonable." It doesn't.

The same day Mr. Young is nattering about "Obama forcing gun buyers to declare their race." Prove that statement. Without a link to actual data, that statement sounds more like Fox than facts.

"A lie travels around the world before truth has time to tie her shoes," observed Mark Twain.

I wonder what Mr. Earle and Mr. Young could say without name-calling, simple-minded labels, the current dog-whistle words that are used to disguise the lack of actual thought.

Michael Jones


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:14

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N.H. Dems are also guilty for the taking apart of our America

To The Daily Sun,

From Shaheen headquarters: On Tuesday, Sept 23, New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen will kick off a week-long "New Hampshire Jobs First" tour with events in Nashua and Dover. Throughout the tour, Shaheen will contrast her record of working to bring good jobs and economic opportunity to New Hampshire.

Barack Obama says, "You didn't build that company, government did."

As Jeanne Shaheen travels around New Hampshire perhaps someone could ask her to define exactly what those jobs were.

Knowing that Shaheen is very close to Obama and his agenda to destroy America, are those government jobs, welfare, disability claims, stimulus money that is unaccounted for? In her six years, going in with Obama, how many bailouts has she supported? I do hope she will tout her accomplishments, like Obamacare.

Carol Shea-Porter, and Annie Kuster are just as guilty for the taking apart America as Jeanne Shaheen and Hussein Obama. Hey all Democrats, how do you feel about your part in Obama's race war, trillions in debt, "world peace," sickness, no respect from other world leaders, more loss of American lives because you are not qualified for the job in any way?

Jeanne, Carol, and Annie, you know you cannot run from your record of no challenge to this madman. You must go.

Niel Young


Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2014 10:10

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