To The Daily Sun,
If you do little else before this coming election you must get your hands on the book, "Rather Outspoken" by Dan Rather. This book goes into meticulous truthful detail about the following: Gitmo, Abu Ghraib and the very deep involvement of the Bush dynasty. Rather gives us G.W. Bush's sanitized "service" in the Air Force Reserve step by nauseating step. He exposes layer by painful layer how the influence of corporations (in particular Viacom) was used to bring extreme pressure on CBS executives to keep these scandals quiet and to cover up and sanitize the truth about the Bush family.
It becomes clear that the cover-ups of Gitmo and Abu Ghraib (the hows, the whys and the wherefores) were purposely drowned out by diverting our attention to bogus talking points about Benghazi and the IRS. Read it and you will see how our democracy has been hijacked by big business. This should be the primary topic of discussion.
This book is painful to read but is a must read nonetheless. I cannot believe Rather was able to get a publishing company to give us his book to read. One of the few times I've been moved to tears was reading how corporations have tried to cover up crucial facts about Bush-Gitmo and Abu Ghraib, Iraq, Afghanistan, just to name a very, very few. The cover-ups, lies, threats, firings and resignations at CBS all for telling the bald-faced truth, up to and including Rather's engineered termination.
Although our students are often given pap to read in high school. "Outspoken" should be required reading for every person before they vote for the first time. This bleak, dishonest time in our history must be known. In reading this chronicle do I finally understand why the GOP and Tea Party feel they have a divine right to win national and statewide elections and why they feel that any election they lose must be illegitimate. They have to keep us in the dark and uninformed.
Now I know why the election is Florida was stolen to give Bush the presidency. Now I know why Chief Justice Rehnquist intervened to "crown" Bush-Cheney. Now I understand the roles Buchanan, Rove and other GOP operatives played to get Bush/Cheney in the White House. Those suspicions we've had over all of these years are now confirmed and documented.
We should be spitting nails that Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and their accomplices are still free to walk this earth instead of being behind bars. This is a true travesty of justice. Bush/Cheney not only enabled and then covered up the worst financial collapse and resulting recession of our modern times. But that is just a blip on the radar of their total disregard for laws governing this country. If laws didn't jibe with their policies they just ignored them. They did this with the full complicity of the Republican leadership and rabid conservatives.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 06:00
To The Daily Sun,
I went by the Hathaway House, and saw the demolition was under way. It's just so sad they couldn't come to a consensus on saving this beautiful old house. I for one, am boycotting all of the Dunkin' Donuts stores which are owned my Cafua Management.
I'm not upset that they are doing what they want with a property that is rightfully theirs, but I am upset because they lied; they said they were going to repair and preserve the house and make it into other businesses or a mixed-use building. Instead they allowed it to fall into disrepair, to a point where it would be too costly to repair. They don't have to move the house either. That's a load of crap. They can still use it for commercial use, and I'm pretty certain that if the ground level housed a business, then they can have apartments above.
I would have liked to see the ground level be made into a hair/nail salon, flower shop, restaurant, or whatever, then have the upper levels be made into one-and two-bedroom apartments. Or better yet, a bed and breakfast. Cafua could have made bank with a B&B.
They don't need a new, ugly cookie cutter building there with space that no one is going to rent. They can't even get the storefronts downtown, which some by the way have been empty for years, rented. So why do we even need more business space? It seems to me like every year we lose one or two of these old houses that are historical. We will lose many more I'm sure, unless we stop demolishing them. This started back in the 1970s with Urban Renewal, that's when the decline of this City of Laconia began. DD won't be getting any of my business anytime soon.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 05:57
To The Daily Sun,
Let's look at Senator Shaheen's "The New Hampshire Way." In her six-years, Senator Shaheen:
— Gave us Obamacare (has a 57 percent disapproval rating in New Hampshire).
— Lied to us regarding you can keep your policy, hospitals, doctors, etc.
— Voted with Obama 99 percent of the time (Obama has a 38 percent approval rating).
— Voted for over 20-plus new taxes including the medical device and tanning tax.
— Voted against our military's children. Military children can stay on policy to age 21, versus age 26 for non-military (TRICARE).
— Praised Hillary Clinton for her job in Benghazi.
— Will not hold town meetings with the people of New Hampshire.
— Supports President Obama's position on fighting terrorism, e.g., ISIS.
— Accepted money and attended elite parties with billionaire Tom Steyer. Steyer is a supporter of a far-left agenda.
— Has not apologized to the people of New Hampshire for her lies about Obamacare.
This is not the New Hampshire Way. This is the New York Way. I am a veteran and will be voting for Scott Brown because he will bring the New Hampshire way of life to New Hampshire.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:50
To The Daily Sun,
I would like to thank the voters of Sanbornton and Tilton for allowing Brian Gallagher the opportunity to move forward to the general election in November. Not only did the voters let him move forward but they made him the top vote-getter in the race for state representative.
From what I have seen in this year's elections results the voters are looking for new candidates, it certainly is important to have experienced candidates in politics, but a first-time candidate is becoming very attractive in today's voters.
Once again I say that Brian is not just a friend of mine, but he is a person I respect very much. He is committed to helping people, he is very conscious of the present conditions of our state. He will spend our tax dollars when necessary, but he will not spend money we (the taxpayers) are not able to pay for. He is a great example of the type of candidates we need.
So please once again consider supporting Brian Gallagher for state representative in the General Election on Nov. 4. Polls in Sanbornton are open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.; the polls in Tilton are open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Guy J. Giunta, Jr.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:46
To The Daily Sun,
New Hampshire's siting process on the Groton Wind turbine project has turned many renewable energy proponents to oppose new projects, despite the fact that they support them in theory.
Proponents find the Groton project riddled with lies and deception and have altogether changed their position on future wind development in our community.
Community reaction, so far, has generally been shock. Abutters have been silenced. State siting laws have been broken. Promises have turned into lies and money has turned into taxes. It's a mess.
Our community is already leading the state in renewable energy with five renewable energy facilities. But since the state does not have a energy policy about the siting of wind projects, they will go up one by one, and will be fought, one by one, by the people who live among them.
Our community, our property values, our peace of mind and our community voice is forever being overshadowed by state politicians and developers dictating to us on how good wind projects are for the environment.
It's not right. Shouldn't the state take a look at how many renewable energy projects can be inserted into one community? Is there a limit? Our community is destined to have nine renewable energy projects within a 15 mile radius.
Common sense has been thrown out the window. Politicians are accepting big wind campaign donations. Official community town-hall votes have been discarded. Developer donations to private institutions have taken place. Concord testimonials have been silenced. Eight illegal turbine sitings have been overlooked. The illegal placement of the operations and maintenance building has been forgiven. New town taxes have been introduced. And true community concerns have fallen on deaf ears.
Why does a state like New Hampshire — that produces too much electricity — allow its residents to incur a 50 percent increase in their monthly electrical prices? Wake up. We produce too much electricity. New Hampshire has been exporting electricity to neighboring states for decades. We produce too much electricity.
Pay attention to your monthly electrical bills. Our electricity prices are soaring. Many New Hampshire residents are now seeing a $600 yearly increase in their electrical bills. Why? To ship more electricity to Massachusetts.
For those of you who believe in climate change — or not, the next big storm will come. Industrializing our ridge lines will only worsen the storm damage.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:44