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You know Zimmerman but bet you've never heard of George Thomas

To The Daily Sun,
Bernadette Loesch engaged in paradoxical, progressive reasoning in her reply to my letter about the left clinging to a 1950's, 1960's race mentality. I provided a variety of examples of how the media used quotes and photos and took them out of context in an effort to convict Zimmerman prematurely, in the court of public opinion. Her reply to those examples was to ask me why I took them out of context. How does one respond to such a Yogi Berra like reply any better than the AFLAC duck's reply, "whaaaaa?"
So let me ask Bernadette to explain the actions of the left as I offer some more examples of extreme liberal bias. Why would prominent Democrats like Gov. Jennifer Granholm and congressman Bobby Rush don hoodies while Jamie Foxx walks about wearing a T-shirt with Trayvon's picture on it, if they are not promoting a fallacy that white on black crime is still omnipresent in this society and without proper lawful prosecution? Why would Hassan Adeeb, a Maryland teacher, use a "current affairs" lesson plan which compared the killing of Trayvon to the killing of a 14 year old black boy, Emmitt Till for allegedly flirting with a white girl? The lesson included information from "Think Progress", a far left think tank and the commentary from former MSNBC attack dog, Ed Schultz. Why let students follow the trial first, ask questions and come to their own conclusions using objective, critical thinking skills? Because that would interfere with the indoctrination of students into their activist agenda on racialism. One can almost envision MSNBC host and race baiter, the Rev. Al Sharpton, nodding his head in approval.
Where is the outrage by compassionate, understanding and tolerant modern day liberals, ideals that Bernadette decries we all should live by, with regard to black on black crimes in places like Chicago, Detroit and DC? Why does the decaying mainstream media not even bother to mention that there is far more black on white crime than vice versa and ignore it as though it no longer exists?
I'll bet you dollars to donuts that Bernadette has never even heard of George Thomas. Until a couple days ago, I had never heard of him. Thomas is black and he and four other blacks including one woman, carjacked, abducted, tortured, raped and murdered a young white couple, Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom, in the most horrific way imaginable. If you have the stomach for it, you can read the gut wrenching, heart breaking details in Jack Kerwick's July 3rd column at frontpagemag.com.
Hey Bernadette, do you suppose that virtually every living, breathing person in this country would be aware of this sickening case if Christian and Newsom had been black and their assailants white? And please, no more progressive, paradoxical poppycock answers if you please. Racialism is a core component of the progressive disease that is "political correctness". It's the kind of secular humanism and moral relativism that causes blood to shoot out of ones eyes. It is how modern day liberals can ignore the acts of the George Thomas types of the world and still sleep with a clear conscience. How's that for "perceived injustice", Bernadette? Do me a favor and go read Walter William's "Proclamation of Amnesty and Pardon". It just may cure you of your apparent "white guilt" and allow you to have that open mind that you want conservatives types like me to have.
Russ Wiles

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 11:00

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Spread the word, GHS Class of 1988 will hold reunion at OHD

To The Daily Sun,
The 1988 Gilford High School graduating class will be having its 25th class reunion during Gilford's Old Home Day weekend, August 23rd and 24th, 2013. We're hoping friends and family of our fellow classmates will help us spread the word. Our classmates can reach us by our Facebook webpage at GilfordNHClassof88 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
The Reunion Committee
Lisa Mowery

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 10:54

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I was mesmerized by 'Dreamgirls'; get your tickets right away

To The Daily Sun,
The Interlakes Summer Theater has done is again! Tonight I saw "Dreamgirls" on the stage at the Inter-Lakes Community Auditorium and I was mesmerized! The singing, dancing and acting were fantastic! I am sure we will see some of these talented young actors on Broadway soon. What a wonderful opportunity we have right here in the Lakes Region, a chance to see outstanding entertainment all summer long. Congratulations to Nancy Barry and her entire team.
Get your tickets for "Dreamgirls" now. When word gets out there won't be many left.
Kathleen M. Hill
Center Harbor

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 10:49

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Women's section of county jail is accident waiting to happen

To The Daily Sun,
You article referring to the proposed county correctional facility seems to be lacking and missing some very valid points. Headlining the article as a "new county jail" may just lead people to believe it's going to be a jail. That might certainly, in my opinion, prejudice people who weren't at the Belknap County Commission presentation when Ricci/Greene Associates presented their findings and recommendations for the proposed new correctional Facility.
To say that Republicans don't have the votes for the new correctional facility is also giving us a skewed picture based on the quotes within the article. Were just three of those on the convention interviewed for this article? There were other representatives on the convention who agreed wholeheartedly with the presentation and what is needed now. How much more money will be "wasted" on studies to determine that the present building should be torn down?
In my opinion, it might be more accurate to say that the presentation by the warden, gave a very grim view of the present state of the building, to those of us present in very clear, in-depth and concise terms couldn't have been more to the point. Sounds more as if we are perfectly content to go back to the times of 'Les Miserables', 'Devil's Island' (movie: 'The Great Escape'), 'The Man in the Iron Mask', 'Don Quixote' and 'Oliver Twist' by Charles Dickens.
Is the convention willing to take us back to a time when we treated those who are incarcerated in such inhuman conditions? At the meeting it sure sounded as if the present facility has numerous code violations to make it just about impossible to be "housed" or work there. It also sounded as if the present facility is not just about ready to fall down, but should and must be torn down in the near future.
Would those members of the convention, who are against moving ahead with plans, want one of their family members to be housed in such deplorable conditions? How has the facility passed INSPECTIONS over the years? Sounds like a potential death trap to me!
The womens' section upstairs is just an accident or death waiting to happen. Are those representatives who are against building another correctional facility that callous as to the needs of the guards, other staff and the inmates?
We don't treat our beloved pets in a manner such as was described that night. Why in the world would we treat human beings in such a disgraceful manner or disregard?
Bernadette Loesch

Last Updated on Monday, 08 July 2013 10:45

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What a sobering find on the 4th of July; let me share it with you

To The Daily Sun,
I write this on the 4th. This morning I rose early to beat the humidity in the garden and then settled to price and label books that the Friends of the Meredith Library sell at the Laconia Antique Center. As I was going through the sacks to label, I pulled a small book entitled: "I am an American: What Every Citizen Should Know," published in 1940. It is what fell from the pages that really captured my attention and I decided to take the time and share it with others.
It was a very yellowed newspaper clipping – actually, an Ann Landers' column published on July 4th and entitled "Declaration cost flesh and blood." It was a reader from New Jersey who shared it with the columnist; no author was cited. Here it is:
"Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. Two lost their sons who served in the revolutionary army. Another had two sons captured. Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the Revolutionary War. They pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
What kind of men were they? Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants. Nine were farmers and plantation owners. All were mean of means and well-educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.
Thomas McKean was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his family constantly. He served in Congress without pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken, and poverty was his reward.
Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Ellery, Hall, Clymer, Walton, Gwinnet, Heyward, Rutledge, and Middleton.
At the Battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr. noted that the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.
The home of Francis Lewis was destroyed. The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.
John Hart was driven from the bedside of his dying wife. Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and gristmill were laid waste. For more than a year, he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and children gone. He died shortly thereafter heartbroken. Morris and Livingston suffered similar fates.
Such were the stories and sacrifices of the American Revolution. These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians. They were soft-spoken men of means and education. They had security, but they valued liberty more. Standing tall, straight and unwavering, they pledged 'For the support of the Declaration, with a firm Reliance on the Protection of the divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.'
They gave us a free and independent America. The history books never tell us much of what happened in the Revolutionary War. We were British subjects at that time, and we fought against our own government. Too often we now take these liberties for granted.
So – while you are enjoying the festivities of the July Fourth holiday, take a few minutes and silently thank these patriots for their heroic contributions. It is not too much to ask for the price they paid. Freedom is never free."
What a sobering find on the 4th of July — and a reminder also about the patriots that have followed in their footsteps to this day to preserve and share that Freedom.
Eliza Leadbeater
New Hampton

Last Updated on Friday, 05 July 2013 11:12

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