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All liberal/progressive ideas end up in one place - bankruptcy

To The Daily Sun,
Elvis hasn't been spotted in the Lakes Region lately but Leo Sandy has. The old, sly dog is back. He has been seen in The Daily Sun writing under the pen name George Maloof. On Tuesday George spread a most distilled version of "Sandy fertilizer". George's conclusions: OLD FOLKS are stupid, gullible, dreamers while the LIBERAL MIND burns BRILLIANTLY. This lunacy logic is Leo Sandy reincarnated to perfection. Leo spent years trying to convince us his advanced, academic mind had reached the stratosphere. The only person who ever believed that was Leo as he sputtered out donkey dopey to the unsuspecting masses. I write to The Sun far less frequently now, feeling far less need to offset the weight of words written by a man never wanting to defend his beliefs in a head-to-head debate using at least one fact. Not unlike most academics. After a year free from Leo's insanity, an imitator now appears. Quick, somebody do a head count at the asylum. Maybe it really is Leo writing under a pen name.
Some thoughts to George Maloof  or Leo) about, liberals, progressives and Democrats.
Democrats have claimed for a century to be the advocates and protectors of the poor and less fortunate — most loudly at election time to buy their vote. Since FDR, Democrats have enacted one whirly gig, jerry-rigged social contraption after another under the donkey PROMISE to the poor and less fortunate they would bring equality. From FDR ,JFK, LBJ to Clinton, America has had "New Deals" shoved down its throat and New Societies shoved down its throat. The same with Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and disability insurance. Illustrating the absolute wackiness of the liberal mind, Obama even offered government cash for your old clunker. Why not $50 for your old girlfriend. I ask George just how have all those Democratic JALOPIES worked out that liberals were one hundred percent dead sure would make our society better, equal, secure and prosperous. The answer is every cock-a -ma-mi idea liberals have ever FANTASIZED about and enacted since FDR have FAILED and floundered as miserably as any could.
TODAY, we have record numbers of people on welfare... FORTY SEVEN MILLION of them. If they were 50 feet apart the last one of them would step off on to the moon. Obama says "no need to LOOK for A JOB" to collect what are tens of billions in handouts from taxpayers. Welfare recipients now collect longer than any time in our history. We have the same percentage of the population working TODAY as there was in 1983 in good part because we have made NOT WORKING so attractive. The long-term jobless over six months are at record numbers. Our economy under Obama has seen the slowest recovery out of recession in almost 100 years. We have over SIXTEEN TRILLION in debt, headed a lot higher. Our credit rating was lowered UNDER OBAMA the first in our history. We chopped loan rates to college students for years. The federal government has thrown endless billions to education. The states have thrown hundreds of millions more to education. Still, tuitions never stop rising and student debt never stops rising with those increases. It now stands at ONE TRILLION, another history record. Student defaults are at record percentages, accompanied by failing academic success nationwide. All while there is TODAY LESS MONEY transferred to the lowest quintile of society today by government that there was 60 years ago. Social Security and Medicare are both insolvent. Medicare has unfunded liabilities going forward of over FORTY TRILLION dollars and Medicaid is pushing many states to the brink of insolvency, crowding out all other spending. One has only to look around the globe to see where the liberal, progressive agenda ends from Greece to Italy to Portugal to Spain. I can sum it up in ONE WORD, GEORGE, if it is beyond your scope of comprehension. That word is BANKRUPT — the same place all liberal/progressive ideas end for the people and countries that follow them. EVERY ONE goes bankrupt. Remind us all again, George, just how wonderful and successful the liberal agenda has been at reducing the pain and suffering of the less fortunate. That will happen when donkeys fly.
Tony Boutin

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:39

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Clean family fun is essence of the Weirs; let's keep it that way

To The Daily Sun,
This letter is in response to Kathleen Kelley's letter to The Daily Sun in the June 29 issue:
The "Weirs", which is a section of the City of Laconia, is a family-oriented vacation area, with the exception of "Bike Week", a traditional event in June for the past 90 years. The resort owners here cater to families and guests from many different states. They come because of the clean water beach on Lake Winnipesaukee, the boating, arcades and rides for children, family restaurants and the beautiful mountain vistas surrounding the area. All this creates fond memories for adults and children. It is certainly not a place for a sex shop and if it is ever granted I would personally incite a petition to BANISH it from the Weirs.
What is here is unique — children laughing and playing on the beach, young and old holding hands and walking the boardwalk. Clean family fun. Let's keep it that way.
Cynthia Lepre
Weirs Beach - Laconia

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:32

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Bob Kingsbury is rehabing in Manchester; let him hear from you

To The Daily Sun,
Open letter to friends of Bob Kingsbury:
Bob is at Maple Leaf Rehabilitation Center in Manchester (198 Pearl Street, 03104, corner of Pearl and Beech) He is in room 208 and his phone number is 603-669-1660.
I visited Bob on July 4. He is in good shape and would welcome visits from friends. If you drive, take the Bridge Street exit from I-93 and go across the river to the east. Stay on Bridge Street until you take a left on one-way Maple Street (you can't turn left on Beech because it is one-way south). Go one block and turn left on Pearl. Maple Leaf will be one block down on your right. If you are familiar with the Currier Museum of Art, Bob's temporary home is one block to the south of that institution..
Don Onofrio

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:23

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This video is worth 2 hours of your time; I warn you, it's not pretty

To The Daily Sun,
I believe we are headed for a financial crisis like we never seen before, even worse than the 1929 Great Depression. The United States Dollar is soon so longer going to be the Reserve Currency. This means the U.S. Dollar will no longer be accepted in other countries, and we have no way of paying off our debts to other countries. We are over $40 TRILLION dollars in debt! Asia, if they don't already, will eventually own America. I think they already do own us though, that is why we are seeing so many people of Asian decent here, and they're buying all the businesses. If the U.S. Dollar is no longer our Reserve Currency, we will be sunk. If you think for a second the economy is improving, think again! The only reason unemployment has dropped is because people's unemployment benefits have reached their time limit, or people have stopped looking for work.
For more, visit this link. It explains in great detail what I'm trying to tell you. This man who made this presentation is one of many who predicted the 2008 Recession, and nobody believed him. This presentation is almost two hours long, but well worth it, it explains in detail what we are going to be experiencing. It's not pretty,let me warn you!
Derek "Dee" Morrissette

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:20

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12 students receiving total of $14k in Nate Bobcock scholarships

To The Daily Sun,
The Nathan J. Babcock Memorial Scholarship Fund awards post-secondary scholarships to students who have graduated from Laconia or Gilford high schools, to help continue their education. Awards are based only on each student's daily acts of kindness and compassion they have done throughout their lives. Students earn a Nate Scholarship by showing they have made extra efforts to help make this world a better place. Grades and family income are not considered by the Nate Board of Directors, only what each student has done to help others!
This spring the Nathan J. Babcock Memorial Scholarship Fund received 61 applications from recent and past grads of the two high schools. This was the most applications we have ever received, and it took the Nate Board quite some time to fairly evaluate each application on its merits. We are very pleased to announce that 12 students received Nathan J. Babcock Scholarships, with 10 students being recent graduates of either Laconia or Gilford, and two students already enrolled in college. The total amount given out this year was $14,000 dollars, bringing the last five year total to almost $80,000 awarded to local students for their good deeds!
The Nathan J. Babcock Memorial Scholarship Fund is very pleased to announce this years' recipients. From Gilford High School, Molly Dietrich, Emily Arnold, Dakota Clarke, and Katherine Hughes, were award winners. From Laconia High School, Rebecca Mitchell, Gwendolyn Huot, Hannah Fortson, Jasmine Blais, Kaitlyn Bailey, and Anita Pesa, took home scholarships. Two college students also impressed us very much — Amanda Bridge and Rachel Geltz — and were awarded scholarships! Congratulations to these wonderful role models, and to the many great applicants that will lead this generation into the future with their good works!
It is very important to remember that the Nathan J. Babcock Scholarship Board is made up of 10 individuals, who all score each application without the knowledge of who the applicants are. This is done to eliminate any conflict of interest that may exist, to ensure the best possible integrity for the Nate Fund. It is also very important to note that the Nate Fund would not exist without the support of The Milligan Family, and the Milligan Memorial Golf Tournament. Their kindness and concern for our cause is absolutely fantastic, and does demonstrate with their actions how much they care and help!! Thank you so very much Jerry, Barbara, Tom, Michelle and Katie Milligan! The Francoeur /Babcock Memorial Basketball Tournament is also a big help in raising funds for our scholarship, and we thank all the Tournament volunteers for their continued efforts on our behalf! And finally, thank you so much to the Board of Directors of the Nate Fund, you are very much appreciated and really do a great job!
Jim Babcock, President
Nathan J. Babcock
Memorial Scholarship Fund

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 10:09

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