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Ms. Loesch merits commendation for transcribing C-Span video

To The Daily Sun,

I have two commendations to make with respect to former Secretary Of State Clinton's question, "What difference at this point does it make?" before a U.S. Senate Committee. The context is so crucial to understanding the issue that I have clipped pages 6 and 7 of your June 3 issue for future reference.

Bernadette Loesch merits a commendation for transcribing the C-Span six-minute video recording of the committee meeting.

The Daily Sun also merits a commendation for publishing the transcript and making it accessible to your readership.

Thank you Bernadette and Daily Sun,

Bob Longabaugh

Alton Bay

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 June 2014 10:13

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Long as Obama & enablers control Congress, regular Joe's will suffer

To The Daily Sun,

In Saturday's paper, Marty Valengavich came out swinging. . . but struck out again. Trying, as liberals love to do, he distorts facts and history, attempts to assign thoughts to me as though he reads minds, and generally makes himself an apologist and enabler of the worst president in American history.

He tells us Bush lied and invaded Iraq to get their oil and because Saddam Hussein threatened his father. Actually Clinton lied first and so did Al Gore, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Palosi, Ed Reed and just about every Democrat that could get their faces on TV news. They all said Iraq had WMD and it was not a question of if they would use them it was a question of when, they said. He had already used gas against his Kurdish people and in the Iran war. Then when Bush became president most of these Democrats voted to give him the power to use force, which he did. The Dems have been running as fast as they can away from those votes ever sense.

Marty also challenges me to find any "real lies" Obama has told. Fair enough. Let's disregard my opinion and go to the NY Times, Washington Post, ABC, CBS, CNN and every news source with even a semblance of objectivity, they all say he lies. Benghazi and the YouTube video was indeed a lie. (I said no one had heard of the video not that it didn't exist. You must have missed that.) National intelligence heads testified they knew it was a terrorist attack within 24 hours, but Obama lied about it for two more weeks. (Guess you missed that one too.) And of course there was the famous, "If you like your health insurance you can keep your health insurance period," and same for the doctor, over and over, and over. Sound familiar?

I could go on and on about the letter Mr. Valengavich wrote on Saturday, but I do not wish to belabor the point that it is a crock of left-wing nonsense. I will share the president's latest attack on the economy and the people with readers, though.

In order to appease the "green gang" he will, by executive order (what else, his democratically-controlled Senate voted that bill down when he tried to get it passed by them) to try to kill all the coal-fired electric generating plants in the U.S. When our national growth rate is 0.1 percent he is going to hit the economy with a $17 billion per year deficit.

Folks, the cost of electricity is going to skyrocket and when energy goes up everything goes up with it: food, clothing, shelter, price of oil, propane, cord wood. Who gets hurt here? Not Mr. Obama and his bigwig friends, no sir. It's we the people who will get hurt. If you are elderly, sick, a working family, a single mom or dad your going to get hurt. Will you be able to heat your home and eat? At best this will impact your standard of living, at worst it could threaten the health of your family, and in the worst case cause the deaths of some who will be unable to heat their homes.

The longer this dictator and his enablers control Congress the more regular people will suffer. The harder just living will be for you, unless you're in the 1 percent friends of Obama crowd. November is the last chance to stop the insanity. Vote out every Obama supporter or suffer.

Steve Earle


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:57

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You never know what you might learn listening to Niel Young's show

To The Daily Sun,

My husband and I moved away from the Lakes Region five years ago so we could live near our children and grandchildren. We do enjoy spending time with our family, but we also miss many wonderful aspects of living near Laconia.

We are close enough to visit from time to time, and I like the idea that I am able to tune into Laconia's WEZS (1350 AM) to listen to the live stream of "The Advocates" program on weekdays from 9 to 10 a.m., and on Saturdays for four full hours — 8 a.m. to noon. Although it is a "local" program, Niel Young receives calls from many other locations, due to the fact that there is no formula for his program and he covers many different subjects while hosting some very interesting guests. Some of his guests and have been well-known personalities, authors or politicians, both nationally and locally. He's also hosted those who may not be famous, but are very well informed on the subjects about which they speak. One day he might bring in a local chief of the fire department, and another day it might be a journalist, or a U.S. representative from another state.

Niel doesn't spend all of his air time promoting himself. If he is promoting anything, it is the Constitution of the United States. He takes calls, and thoughtfully listens to the callers, being especially attentive to a first-time caller. Only when a caller becomes abusive does he call a halt to the conversation, knowing that most listeners don't want to listen to that.

I'm very thankful for the businesses that sponsor "The Advocates" program. If I must miss a weekday program, I can listen to the podcast before the next day's program, and the podcast of the Saturday program is available for an entire week. If you have never listened to "The Advocates," do yourself a favor and tune in. You never know who you might hear, or what you might learn.

Denise Crompton


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:46

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A big 'thank you' to Tilton Home Depot for my new mail box

To The Daily Sun,

Regarding an article by Gail Ober in The Daily Sun on May 10 about vandalism to my mail box, several individuals and Tilton Home Depot responded.

Thanks to Nanette Carpentaer, store manager; Jason Wright, assistant manager; and Lisa Nachbaur, a post was delivered, set in concrete, mail box attached, and paint given to me for my use. I am appreciative of their time and effort as they really did a good job.

As to the vandal, there was no response, and the U.S. Post Office laid my mail aside daily so I could go stand in line for a month to receive it. If the post mistress wishes to encourage others to put mailboxes at curbside, working with individuals might be a better alternative. Now, others who continue to have their mail brought to their door have no incentive to change.

Thanks again Laconia Daily Sun and Tilton Home Depot.

Hazel Zimmer

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:43

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Iberdrola abandoned Wild Meadows because of community action

To The Daily Sun,

Alexandria and Danbury took up the issue of Community Rights on March 11, 2014, by adopting a Community Bill of Rights Ordinance asserting our right to local self-governance and banning unsustainable energy projects such as industrial wind.

Alexandria and Danbury, were the host towns for the 23-turbine Wild Meadows industrial wind project proposed by Iberdrola Renewables. It has been almost two years since Iberdrola held its first local meeting to discuss the project. Since then, all towns surrounding the Wild Meadows project have unanimously voted in opposition of industrial wind turbines.

Citizens of Alexandria Rights Effort (CARE Group) and Danbury Residents Against Wind Turbines (DRAWT) petitioned Alexandria and Danbury to take their opposition a step further by adopting a Community Bill of Rights. The Community Bill of Rights Ordinance strips corporations of their supposed Constitutional "rights" at the municipal level when they violate our Community Rights as declared within the ordinance.

Iberdrola Renewables announced on Tuesday, May 27, that they have abandoned its plans for the Wild Meadows wind project proposed for Alexandria and Danbury. Iberdrola stated their reason for abandoning the project is due to the political and regulatory environment in New Hampshire being unfavorable, but Citizens of Alexandria Rights Effort (CARE Group) disagrees.

Iberdrola withdrew their ISO-NE Interconnection Queue Request for the Wild Meadows project on March 12 without any apparent press release — the day after the Community Bill of Rights Ordinance passed in Alexandria and Danbury by wide margins. CARE Group feels one of the main reasons for Iberdrola abandoning the project is local assertion of our rights to democratic local self-governance through the adoption of the Community Bill of Rights Ordinance.

Michelle Sanborn

CARE Group


Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 June 2014 09:40

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