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Gerald Guest (12-5) 133 CHRISTMAS VILLAGE

To The Daily Sun,

We are indeed fortunate in this area to have hardworking, dedicated people who give their time each year to set up and participate in Laconia's Christmas Village. Our special thanks to you all. Some have said that there may be some Bolduc's involved. However, when we visited on Sunday with our granddaughter, Ella, we saw only, "Tinsel" and "Twinkle", "Mistletoe", and many more wonderful elves who greeted Ella. She loved the elves, the Grinch, the elf in the box, the 2016 Christmas ornament, and certainly, Santa's hug and a Mrs. Claus who might have been named "Carol," and who gave Ella a knit scarf. We also thank the many other helpers who welcomed us with cookies and coffee and lemonade.

Bless you and Merry Christmas.
Gerald & Anne Guest

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Trump's pick for national security advisor is a raging Islamophobe

To The Daily Sun,

Hillary Clinton is now leading Herr Trumpf by 2.5 million votes. As narcissistic and power hungry as ever, Herr Trumpf will not take Clinton's landslide popular mandate into consideration as he moves to the presidency he doesn't deserve.

General Michael Flynn has been nominated to be national security advisor. This raging Islamophobe claims, as Osama Bin Laden did that there is a world war to be fought between Christianity and Islam. Flynn claims Islam is a "vicious cancer" in all Muslims that "has to be excised." The swamp that Trump was to empty is going to have another vile poisonous snake in it. General Flynn was fired from the Defense Intelligent Agency under Obama. Like the right-wing schlockmeisters (purveyors of cheap and trashy goods) who write in to The Daily Sun, Flynn has a tenuous relationship with facts and is drunk with petulant self-righteous hyperbole. Flynn even claimed in 2014 that Florida Democrats supported Sharia law and that it is spreading across the nation. While running the DIA, his subordinates came up with the term "Flynn facts" for his problems with reality. According to the New York Times, "those who worked with General Flynn attribute his firing to management problems, saying his attempts to overhaul the sprawling agency had left it a chaotic, backbiting mess."

Sarah Chayes of the Carnegie Endowment in Washington worked with General Flynn when he worked in Afghanistan from 2009 to 2011. She claims Flynn is a talented information gatherer, "But his thinking process is not sufficiently analytical to test some streams against others and make sense of it, or draw consistent conclusions. If you listen to him, in 10 minutes you'll hear him contradict himself two or three times." A right winger with insufficient analytical skills. Who would have thought?

Flynn's deputy is likely to be Fox News analyst K.T. McFarlan. She hates Muslims, supports torture, and even wanted a war with Iran, too. McFarlan has also said Putin deserves a Nobel Peace Prize. One of her tweets was, "Putin seizes countries ... Winners write history, not whiners". And guess who is a possible secretary of state? General David Petraeus, who was convicted of sharing classified information in emails! But do you expect Kommandant Trumpf and his right wing henchmen to have consistent ethical standards? Drain the swamp? Don't hold your breath.

James Veverka


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