Note to Donald Trump supporters: be careful what you wish for

To The Daily Sun,

Recently I wrote a letter paraphrasing the song "Oh What a Night" by the Four Seasons. I apologize for using this theme again but "Oh What a Night" happened for me again last Thursday night when Donald Trump spoke at the Weirs Community Center.

I do not know shorthand, but I will give you my best recollection of what he said about himself and the answers he gave to questions from the audience:

— He knocked the Republican Party (to which he belongs), saying they the other Republican candidates, at least most of them, are stupid. And Hillary and Obama are, too.

— He knocked Jeb Bush by saying, "So he can speak five words in Spanish." I know Gov. Bush speaks Spanish fluently.

— "I'm rich." Again, he said; "I'm rich, again, "I'm rich." Just wait till you see my FEC filing and see what my worth really is, it's more than $9 billion.".....blah, blah, blah.

— "I went to Wharton, I am so smart."

— One question from a veteran was what will you do for the veterans? His reply, I love veterans, I am big on the military and will take care of the military and veterans. No specifics stated at all.

— Knocked American companies for doing business in China, Japan. I guess he forgot, he too, does

business with China, they make his ties. BTW, they are sold at Macy's who has since dropped him for

his inflammatory remarks about Mexican immigrants.

— Regarding business, one question from the audience was what will you do for small business owners? Mr. Trump's answer, "I know small business; when I bought the Doral Country Club in Miami I upgraded that and it is now the world's best resort." I didn't know that a business worth upward of $250 million is considered a "small business." Of course that name has been changed to: Trump National Doral Miami.

— He repeated his constant refrain: "I will make America great again."

I went to this event in hopes of asking him the following question: "Mr. Trump, for full disclosure I won't be voting for you but I hope you will answer my question and that is: "You have stated that you will be the greatest President God ever created and that you are rich." I have to ask you why do you brag about yourself? Let others do that for you so you are not considered either boastful or arrogant."

As I was typing this letter Saturday afternoon July 18th I heard on CNN Donald Trump's most recent comment where he was speaking at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, where he said: "John McCain is no war hero because he was captured. OK, I hate to tell you I like people that weren't captured." And then he said "I tell the truth and the truth is that John McCain graduated last in his class at Annapolis. Nobody else will tell you this." 

Folks, we have free speech in this country, all of us can speak our minds (as I am doing with the letter,) and we can vote for whomever we choose, but remember these two quotes: "Be careful what you wish for," and, "We get the government we deserve."

Paula Trombi


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Emergency Pantry receives donations in honor of Paul J. Rowley

To The Daily Sun,

The Meredith Emergency Food Pantry would like to thank you for all of your generous donations in honor of former volunteer director Paul J. Rowley. Promoting the Food Pantry and assisting the community with food needs was Paul's pride and joy.

Please be advised that the Meredith Emergency Food Pantry will continue to operate at 147 Main Street, Meredith. Phone 279-1115.

Barbara Rayno


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Kelly Ayotte's vulnerability is obstacle to a state budget deal

To The Daily Sun,

I'd like to address the elephant in the room regarding the state budget: Senator Ayotte and her allies are playing games with the budget to hurt Gov. Maggie Hassan politically.

Gov. Hassan has shown, time and time again, unswerving dedication to Granite Staters' interests by supporting and focusing on our state's critical economic priorities. Senator Ayotte, on the other hand, has only ever cared about promoting her own political agenda, going back to when she was caught scheming as attorney general and used her official state email to plot her run for Senate.

Republicans' refusal to negotiate a successful bipartisan budget boils down to one thing: They simply don't want Gov. Hassan to be seen as bipartisan going into 2016. The last budget cycle Gov. Hassan and Republicans worked together to craft a budget that invested in critical priorities for the state and was still something that both parties could agree on.

So what's the difference this time? Kelly Ayotte's vulnerability in getting re-elected, that's what. All of the recent partisan Republican attacks on the governor and her efforts to craft a responsible budget is an unfortunate consequence of their political allegiance to NH GOP boss Kelly Ayotte. But, the joke's on them, because this budget battle has only further proven that Gov. Hassan is, like always, looking out for our interests above her own political interests. And that puts her in stark contrast to Ayotte, and that's why Republicans are so afraid of her.

Paula Trombi


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We should be outraged 4 Americans were not part of Iran deal

To The Daily Sun,

President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry made a deal with Iran. Not a good one for the U.S. or Israel, especially with our porous borders to the south.

Major Garrett asked the president, "Why are you so content to leave four Americans behind, unaided by American diplomacy?" Fair question, but not so according to some of the media.

We should be outraged. The release of four American citizens should have been first on the list in the deal with Iran. Apparently our current president and secretary of state do not care about American citizens, or the military as was shown when an ex-serviceman was being detained in Mexico.

We should all contact our representatives to stop this deal.

This is a sad day for America.

Linda Riley

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Obama has agreed to death warrant for billions of humans

To The Daily Sun,

Well Obama and John Kerry have done it. They reached an agreement with radical terrorists which will allow them to get nukes. Now I wonder just how many of their supporters know what's in that agreement.

First sanctions are being lifted giving Iran billions of dollars. Really stupid people will argue they will use that money to help improve the lives of their people. B.S. they will use those billions to spread terror around the world, kill tens of thousands, develop intercontinental ballistic missiles onto which to mount their shinny new nukes. Obama has just guaranteed a future nuclear holocaust unless Congress can garner the guts to put a stop to our madman president.

What is the matter with you Democrats? Are you so enamored with the idea of a black president that you will allow him to destroy the world by nuclear war? Is winning politics become so important that you will allow radical religious zealots the tools to kill all life on the planet and they will because they are zealots who believe their god will reward them in heaven no matter what they do here on earth.

So many on the left say they are secular, but then support Obama making a deal with the worst ever radical Islamic state determined, by their own words, to destroy Israel and the U.S.

International inspectors be damned. The inspectors must give 24-days notice of any inspection and if anyone believes the Iranians will keep their word, those people belong in rubber rooms. Their very religion tells them they are not obligated to tell the truth or keep deals with infidels. It tells them to convert them, enslave them or kill them, that is all.

Obama has agreed to a death warrant for billions of humans of all religions. For crying out loud people, are we so polarized politically that we refuse to see the imminent danger this "deal" creates. Wake up folks, speak out, this deal is just plain crazy.

Steve Earle

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