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Got Lunch! Laconia has been lucky to attract wonderful partners

To The Daily Sun,
As year #3 becomes well underway, we continue to be struck by the marvelous group of partners we have been lucky enough to attract. We have community members that are showing up to pack bags for the third consecutive summer in the basement of the Congregational Church downtown. Those folks cannot merely be described as volunteers, they are partners. Partners too are the community members that sponsor anywhere from 1 to 20 children for the summer. We have partners like that, and have had them for all three years we have been doing Got Lunch! Our very first partner was the school district, and they have remained so since day 1. The new superintendent has told us she will be there packing on some Mondays. Maybe she will be packing the same route as our mayor, who is a regular at the Monday morning packings, even during his summer vacation! This past Friday we learned we had a new partner, one we had never known about when a representative from New Hampshire Ball Bearing stopped at the Congregational Church office and not only donated money but 246 jars of peanut butter and jelly. Wow!
There isn't enough space in this newspaper to list all the wonderful partners that we have, but they are not just our partners, they are mentors for our city children. Mentors in that they are ensuring that lack of good nutrition will not be a factor in our children's lives. Every one of us should be proud to call Laconia home, the City by the Lake is truly the city with heart. A caring heart. So, if you find yourself driving behind a slow-moving car in our city mid-morning any Monday during July and August, do not become impatient with them, it may be one of the 24 Got Lunch! delivery folks getting healthy lunches to our kids. Give them the room they need, and become another of our partners.
God Bless Laconia, truly a city with heart,
Got Lunch! Laconia Advisory Board

Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:31

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All that tax revenue has its origin in payrolls & profits of businesses

To The Daily Sun,
In Saturday's Laconia Daily Sun, Ms. Rudman-Chong chose to respond to my comments about her Citizens United letter by talking trash and doing her best to obfuscate the issue. Too bad she didn't address the facts that I had presented — that there was no Republican advantage from that Supreme Court ruling and, on a head to head basis, President Obama actually raised $250 million more than did Governor Romney.
Seems like liberal/progressives, especially some academicians, simply won't accept the fact that every single tax dollar that goes to fund federal, state, and local governments, including schools and colleges, has its origin in the payrolls and profits of businesses. The left's demonizing of business is absurd in the extreme.
It is nice to read that Ms. Rudman-Chong has found a job for which she appears to be qualified . . . and it helps keep the environment pristine, too.
Bob Meade

Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:28

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Tell us, Steve, what you have done for your country?

To The Daily Sun,
In reference to Steve Earle's letter (Wolf in the house) I say thank God for that. However, the wolf has a lot of work to do, hopefully in 2014 he can get rid of the rest of the chickens that remain.
How soon we forget, Steve. Ask not what your country can do for you. Tell us what you have done for your country.
Henry Osmer

Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:23

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Millennials possess critical thinking skills not common to my gen

To The Daily Sun,
There is a top gun (excuse the expression) in town and they're called "Nones". These are people who are unaffiliated with any religious institution but who do claim some sort of spiritual ties. Here is a quick run down of who they are: Mostly male (56 percent); white (71 percent); atheist (27 percent); non church-going (72 percent); liberal on abortion and same sex marriage and not particularly hostile to religious institutions — they just don't want to belong to one!
While the rest of Christianity has experienced a decline since 2007 (Protestant 5 percent, white evangelicals 5 percent; white mainline 2 percent; Catholic 3 percent), these upstarts have experienced a 4.3 percent increase. They now represent close to 20 percent of the total population. Achtung Republicans! Most of them voted for Obama since they definitely have democratic leanings. Just another Republican headache for coming elections.
I would certainly not want to be in the missionary business these days because this voting- group would be a definite challenge. In spite of all the negativity surrounding them (those Millennials you know), I find a silver lining in their evolution. To me they possess a certain set of critical thinking skills that was sorely lacking in my generation (that's about as succinctly as I can frame it!) In other words they are not prone to believing the "stamp of approval" by the American Heart Association concerning Coco Puffs (since retracted) and the government food pyramid — definite improvement over the "duck and cover" generation.
It is comforting and exhilarating to know that this next generational replacement has '"gotten it". A nice counterbalance to the religious right, this rapidly growing segment of the population will define American spirituality for decades to come.
George Maloof

Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:19

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Does Lynn Rudmin Chong tire of patting herself on the back

To The Daily Sun,
Why is it that left wingers, such as Lynn Chong, want to bring other state's decisions into N.H. politics. First there was Bloomberg's anti-gun group coming into the state in an attempt to degrade Sen. Kelly Ayotte and now Ms. Chong wants us to follow Montana's decision to support an overturn of Citizens United. She goes on to state that Montana is in league with 15 other states that have passed resolutions. Hmm, let me see, 50 minus 15 equals 35. So in Lynn's narrow mind we're supposed to go along with the 30 percent that she agrees with.
Citizens United allows private corporations and companies to inject money into politics to counteract the massive amounts that are injected into same by labor unions through the use of members dues. Oh, that's right, Lynn is now a union member and apparently doesn't like competition. Lynn, elections are now in the hands of all the people and not just the ones you agree with. Keep in mind that some corporations and companies tend to play both sides by giving money to the left and the right.
I'm curious as to how much time Lynn spends at the chiropractor's office as it seems that most every time she sends a letter to The Sun that she informs the readers of something she has done. It used to be standing on the common in Plymouth holding a peace sign, (boy that's a hard sell in Plymouth), sometimes she blesses us with her poetry, (such as it is), and this time she included the fact that she was picking up trash while walking her dog. All of that patting must be hard on her back. I know one shouldn't assume anything but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that every night before retiring she looks in the mirror and says, "what a good girl am I."
Lynn also brought up the fact that Bob Meade always makes note of the fact that she "teaches your children". If it saves one child from having their common sense removed from their cranium and being indoctrinated into the progressive mind set then I say "keep it going Bob!"
Dave Schwotzer

Last Updated on Monday, 24 June 2013 10:14

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