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Can't say enough about quality of care my wife received at LRGH

To The Daily Sun,

My family and I have received the best Christmas gift ever. My wife Mary and the mother of our children is home for Christmas.
In early December she wasn't feeling well. She had severe stomach pains and could not eat. I took her to see her primary caretaker, Lisa Morrissette, ARNP. who once she examined Mary sent her to the emergency room at Lakes Region General Hospital. A few hours later she was admitted to the hospital and there for several days, until the problem was resolved.
A few days later the problem reoccurred and she was once again taken to the ER. Later that day she under went emergency surgery. She had adhesions in her stomach which prevented her from digesting her food. She was released from LRGH last Thursday.
Mary and I cannot say enough about the care she received from the staff at the ER, the fourth floor and first floor nursing staffs. We especially want to thank Dr. Christopher Weinmann, her surgeon. Dr Tajammul Shafique, who looked after her when Dr. Weinmann was out of town and Lisa Morrissette, ARNP.
Thank you to each and every one who had a part in caring for her. It is greatly appreciated.
I also want to thank our neighbors Brenda, Jennifer and Andrew for providing with several meals while Mary was hospitalized.

Gordon D. King


Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 10:26

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GOP being coached on how to emotionally connect with women

To The Daily Sun,

Welcome to the Holidaze Edition of Tea Party Potty Tricks. We here at the Center for the Study of Absurdity have been in hot debate over what to put in this edition. It seems that just December alone has enough right wing nutters to fill an encyclopedia. Shall we start? Unlike Rand Paul, John Boehner seems to have awaken from his somnambulist state because he is fed up with the wack-o-birds in his party. This kind of entertainment is rare from the speaker but he has heartened us all with his railings against the tools.

After a year of trying to make something destructive for Obama out of Solyndra, ATF Gunwalking, the IRS, and Benghazi, the right wing finally got a prize: CBS received Poynter's "Error of the Year" award for its lying Benghazi expose on 60 Minutes. Ta-dah! In California we saw more of what we can expect from those afflicted with Obama Derangement Syndrome when Republicans, fresh from a class on "How to be a Good Republican", launched a fake health care site for the purposes of confusion. Speaking of psychoses, N.C. Senator Bob Rucho recently tweeted that "Justice Robert's pen and Obamacare has done more damage to the USA then the swords of the Nazis, Soviets and terrorists combined." Stupid is what stupid says! Let's not forget that our very own Pharisaical lunatic Bill O'Brien claimed that Obamacare was worse than the Fugitive Slave Act.

But let's be honest, those diminished individuals aren't even in the same league as our "Is He On PCP?" prize winner, Everest Wilhelmsen of the "Christian American Patriots Militia", who called for assassinating President Obama on Facebook. Now we all know the tea party wouldn't know the Constitution from an outhouse newspaper but this Neanderthal actually said the Constitution gives him the right. His post starts out like this: "We know have the authority to shoot Obama, i.e. to kill him". But let's not stop there! N.H. lawmaker J.R. Hoell (R-Dunbarton) told an interviewer just the other day that armed rebellion may be necessary if Scott Brown got elected in N.H.!

Steve Earle's hero, Donald Trump is back again birthing his own petards for our amusement. His latest is that there is something fishy about why the only person who died in a plane crash was the person who verified Obama's birth certificate. Heck, that's nothing; conservative tool Jim Garrow claims Obama also murdered mad-hatter Andrew Breitbart and novelist Tom Clancy. Boink-boink!

We can't have absurdity without mentioning the latest in the Republicans and women. Politico reports that Republicans are being "coached" on how to talk to women regarding the war on women? Iowa Senate candidate Mark Jacobs told WHO-TV's David Price that, "I think you have to connect with women on an emotional level". Hilarious, eh? BWA!

Well that's all we have the space for today but stay tuned. God, John Demakowski and this paper willing, part 2 of our Holidaze edition will be hot off the presses soon. We will delve into the latest crazy in science, society and religion. Its really rich lately!

James Veverka


Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 10:18

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Objective of Obamacare is not health insurance, it is control

To The Daily Sun,
Almost daily we find another way that Obamacare hurts people.
Because of Obamacare, millions fewer people will be insured in January 2014 than in January 2013. (About six million policies have been cancelled. About 1.1 million Obamacare exchange sign-ups.) Next year it is expected that 80 million existing policies will be cancelled. (And President Obama knew this in 2010.)
Many previously insured people with cancer or other terrible disease struggle to find new doctors and/or treatments. Some face agonizing choices of foregoing treatments or impoverishing their family.
Obamacare exchange users may get nasty surprises. Obamacare insurance has high deductibles and limited access to doctors, hospitals, drugs, etc. Treatments outside one's home area (e.g., while vacationing or at top hospitals like the Mayo Clinic) often aren't covered. Patients may be forced to less effective drugs or pay the full price (not counted towards their deductible). Obamacare will drive more people into bankruptcy than ever before.
Healthcare.gov's slowness and outages are just its obvious problems. Policies for people who think they have signed-up have been erased, altered, or not delivered to insurance companies. People are being incorrectly charged or not charged, meaning they probably aren't insured. There will be many nasty surprises when people need medical care.

Healthcare.gov contains very personal information and is a rich target for identity theft. But its security problems are extensive and may not be fixable. Poorly trained and inadequately vetted Obamacare "navigators" access people's personal information. Some navigators encourage people to submit fraudulent applications. Many people will suffer.
Obamacare upended our whole health care system and harmed many millions of Americans just to insure a few previously uninsured Americans (5-10 percent of our population). This wasn't necessary.
But Obamacare's real objective is not to insure people; it is to increase the size of government and its control of our lives. Progressives feel that the suffering and early deaths that Obamacare causes is worth it as long as Democrats increase their control of government and people. As George Maloof tells us, "the end justifies the means".
Most Americans know that "the end justifies the means" is immoral and un-American.
It is time that Americans reject big government and its "solutions" like Obamacare. Americans must reject the people, Democrats, who justify hurting people because it helps them achieve their big government utopia where Democrat "Masterminds" determine how people should live, for their own good of course.
Americans need to elect conservatives if they wish to return our country to the path of freedom, opportunity, and prosperity which will make our nation and the world a better place for ourselves and future generations.
Don Ewing

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 10:14

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Do the right thing: donate Hathaway House to Historical Society

To The Daily Sun,

Perhaps the person who owns the Hathaway House has no idea how much of a tax break they would get if they paid for the asbestos removal and they donated the building to the Historical Society for the Hout kids to renovate. Of course it would probably be to late for it to help their taxes this year, but it would be like winning the lottery next year — if they would get off their butts and get the ball rolling now.

So get the hazardous waste people in there. My only hope is that there is no electricity in the building and that we have no thunderstorms before these people get a few smarts and do what is right.

Bev Buker



Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 December 2013 08:50

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70% of Americans now believe Obama knowingly lied to them

To The Daily Sun,

As 2013 heads to the history books, it's the perfect time to look back. Barack Obama, our nations first black president is finishing his 5th year in office. He was elected in 2008 to much hype, hope and enthusiasm declaring his presidency would be transformative in every respect. First, and foremost he promised to change the smoke filled, back-room politics of how Washington had conducted business for the past 100 years. Second, he promised to UNITE and heal the festering, economic and social wounds that have been increasing for several years in America. What does Obama's report card look like after half decade in office?
1. Today, only 38 percent of Americans think our countries best years are ahead of it. 48 percent think they are in the rear view mirror. The most pessimistic numbers ever revealed.
2. Today only 26 percent of Americans believe the next generation will be better off. 68 percent are certain they will have it worse. The most pessimistic numbers ever revealed.
3. 74 percent of Americans think the country is headed in the wrong direction. A number that has only increased over the last several years.
4. The failure of our political system to meet the peoples most basic needs has driven the public's confidence in government to an all time low of 12 percent in the latest Quinnipiac Poll.
5. 64 percent of Americans believe there is not an equal chance for them to get ahead. How to fix that? The poll is split evenly. 46 percent want freer markets, 45 percent want more government.
There are many other poll facts and statistics regarding Obama's performance as well as the health of country both economically and socially. They all paint the very same, bleak picture of a president who has simply FAILED TO DELIVER based on the the promises HE MADE, and NO ONE ELSE. This is extremely important distinction. OBAMA made these promises to the masses across, America time and time again, in more speeches delivered by any candidate for president in all of history. In fact it has been said the man can never stop talking or making speeches. Of course Americans have come to discover he is a very ineffectual leader and an even worse negotiator. Abilities that are crucial for any successful leader any place. There is a grand canyon of difference between charisma and leadership skills. There is an greater difference between orating a VISION and delivering one.
No report card on Obama could be complete with out a review on Obamacare. Obama, the man who proclaimed to detest smokey, back-room, slime-ball, sausage-style law making, enacted his signature legislation in the black of night, with 100 percent Democratic votes, using arcane Senate rules, while offering overt bribes for FIVE critical votes needed for the laws passage. The real Obama had been REVEALED right then and there. The sweet-looking innocent girl, cloaked in a long skirt, high neck blouse with a twinkle in her eye, whose lips had never felt four letter words, was in fact the Mayflower Madam. Time has only revealed not only did we have a hooker but a lying hooker as well. Tens of Millions of people have been duped straight in the eye by Obama. Tens of millions will lose their current insurance policies and their health relationships. Tens of millions more will be forced to pay much higher insurance rates. Millions more will pay for policy features they do not want or will ever use, and almost everyone will face huge bankrupting deductibles under Obamacare. The average young couple will have to pay for the delivery of a new baby almost entirely out of their own pockets.

Obama now endures the LOWEST job approval ratings of his presidency including the young adults that had long backed him. It seems they OPPOSE getting stiffed to pay for the SICK. Any surprise there? More than 70 percent of Americans believe Obama INTENTIONALLY and KNOWINGLY lied to them with the specific intent to deceive regarding the ability to keep their insurance. Barack Obama has diluted the prestige and status of the office of president of the United States. Obama's grade? An "F" from me —  a with a footnote to parents: YOUR son is a bold faced, LIAR... suggest he look for employment as con man.
Tony Boutin

Last Updated on Monday, 23 December 2013 10:16

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