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Abortion is what draws women to both Shaheen and Brown

To The Daily Sun,

I don't text, Tweet, Twit, or Facebook.

Perhaps Penny Pitou remembers when I interviewed her as one of my first interviews for my radio program after she was named one of the 100 greatest N.H. athletes to that date — and rightly so. If one does not tweet, one could not possibly be involved in the reason for her letter Thursday. As for me, this is the publicity both Jeanne and Scott are looking for. Neither person has that much to say about their records as politicians; and personally, many will see this as bull!
Now, this is another example of the "stupid party" operatives being silly. We must agree that American (and several illegals) voters want an Answering Tour from all candidates, but, that is wishful thinking. Compare Jeanne and Scott's record during their "careers" and my bet is there's not much difference on the issues.

My Lord, abortion is what draws women to both of them. Neither one is helping my country regarding ILLEGALS breaking into our country from three borders. When would either one of them get in Obama's face about the loss of American lives in what is soon to be WWIII? I understand that abortion is (Roe) what it is right now. Which one of them would represent my feelings: white, straight, Christian beliefs, fiscal and social conservative, and believe Obama's view of "take it easy, don't work too hard, and know that government is here to take care of you with other people's money"? Oh, shoot, does that fall under the First Amendment? Obama and Holder are working hard to lose the First and Second Amendments. I cannot close without asking all women, when the Loons refer to conservative Republican women as "Tea Baggers", do you tell the Democrat men to knock it off? Didn't think so.
If Penny Pitou would like to join me again at WEZS to talk about "greats" from our home state, or politics, or both, that would be great! To add a bit of humor; she could park her car with the Obama bumper sticker next to mine; the one with Obama colors with the word REVOLT!
Niel Young

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 09:40

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On sidewalk front, city is in violation of the Disabilities Act

To The Daily Sun,

I completely agree with Ms. Debra Davis and her letter about the sidewalks here in Laconia. I would like to add something else that she did not point out.

The city of Laconia is in violation of the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) laws requiring that all sidewalks be passable by wheelchair as stated in the Title 3 Regulations: 36.211 which deals with maintenance of accessible features.

"(a) A public accommodation shall maintain in operable working condition those features of facilities and equipment that are required to be readily accessible to and usable by persons with disabilities by the Act or this part."

It's time for the city to do something about it before they get sued.

Sara Macomber


Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 09:36

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Look around & you might see something positive for a change

To The Daily Sun,

How much more criticism are you planning to put in print? Do you really enjoy spending a good portion of your lives in the delight of critiquing anything and everything concerning President Obama, his administration and the Democrats in general? Are you not satisfied to just live your comfortable lives in peace and harmony with others?

Each and every week the readers of The Laconia Daily Sun and other publications are "treated" to the same ole diatribe and rhetoric of negativity, denial, refusal, unfavorable, and just downright resistance to seeing both sides of any and all issues.

Are you for once able to engage in an intelligent cohesive discussion which gives us actual facts and figures? You go from one issue to another with regularity. Are you happy raking up more negativity than one can handle? It is more than frustrating, and mind numbing to read your daily rants.

Please, for the sake of the readership, take a deep breath and enjoy the sunshine and this coming spring to come with relish. Life is so very short. We don't know how much time any of us have to enjoy life on this earth. The planet that belongs to all of us. Use your time to try and come out of your collective shells. Look around you, you just might see and do something positive for a change.

Oh, and wouldn't that be truly wonderful for a change of pace.

Bernadette Loesch


Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:12

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Based on personal experience, I tend to believe negative ACA stories

To The Daily Sun,

This letter is written in response to Stanley Wallerstein's letter of March 24.

Yes, I am glad I was able to negotiate my way to find a new health policy that covers my continued visits to Dana-Farber in Boston. Thanks for setting me straight. However, it did not have to happen. The time and anxiety caused by this fiasco was unnecessary. I am glad also that you were able to buy insurance at some significant savings for you. Congratulations! I was not as fortunate, my costs remain similar.

Senator Shaheen, as you may know, cast the deciding vote for Obamacare and she among all people should have foreseen the chaos to small businesses in her state that would result. Remember, the only reason we lost our coverage was that my wife's small business, according to Obamacare, could no longer buy group insurance with only one employee. Obamacare insists small businesses have at least two employees in order to buy group policies. So we lost our insurance, which was never some cheap policy, only because of this Obamacare stipulation. Thanks, Senator.

I do not know the numbers, but surely there must be thousands of single-employee businesses in New Hampshire. An informed senator must have known this. So either Ms. Shaheen knew these numbers and decided to vote for it for some other more nefarious reason, or she didn't know these numbers and the ignorance is even worse. Most probably, she never read the bill for which she was the deciding vote which seems the worst of all three.

Speaking of numbers, because of Obamacare, we were thrown out of our policy and had to buy a new one. I am sure we, like the over 6 million who lost their policies, have been included among the 7 or 8 million people who have signed up for new policies. What then is the true net of newly insured? It seems like 1 or 2 million (7 or 8 minus 6) is the likely number. Really, the whole system had to be blown up for 1 million or 2 million at the cost of untold trillions? Far cheaper would have been to cut the 2 million a check for $10,000 each, that would be $20 billion or less than 1 percent of the 3 trillion dollar estimates I have heard.

Would it not have been easier to: 1. Put all the poor on Medicaid immediately. 2. Allow doctors to deduct from their income, treatment for the poor. 3. Create an interstate market place for health insurance, allowing more competition. In New Hampshire only Anthem exists on the exchange.

I am not a member of any Republican PAC. However based on my personal experience I tend to believe what little negative press coverage exists.

I would be happy to discuss this with Mr. Wallerstein personally. I would be pleased to treat us both to coffee at the location of his choice!

Tom Garrity


Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:08

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Please understand the difference between heartache & hatred

To The Daily Sun,

After participating in an open feed for WMUR on Facebook yesterday, in reference to the upcoming Lafond trial, I want to make known that it is most definitely the defense attorney's job to find loopholes and defend the accused to the best of his ability. That is our justice system.

I most feel compelled to offer my condolences to the victims family and friends. What a horrible tragedy for all involved. I'm sure my attempt to console such a huge void doesn't even begin to scratch the surface.

As jury selection and the trial are finally approaching, I'm sure its like reliving this nightmare over.

As I was reading the posted comments, I became disgusted. As people, like myself, who don't even know you, spit fire, plant seeds of hatred, animosity, and bitterness. As if to publicly degrade and stone the accused makes the situation go away or any easier to deal with for the ones who are affected firsthand.

Please don't take my words out of context, or think that in anyway I would attempt to try and lessen your pain or the seriousness of what took place that tragic day. But there is a difference between heartache and hatred.

My hope and prayers are with you as you grieve daily. I'm sure the pain will never go away. But I pray your options of learning to cope only get stronger with time. You unavoidably have a huge void, that I pray is pacified in the days to come with loving, encouraging, positive people. As there is undeniably a force that wants to contend for that void, bitterness and anger is like taking poison and waiting for someone else to die. And all too often deceives us to be our hurt and pain. That is something I do know about.

Also, keeping in mind that Lily was a sweet young girl, she would not want the ones she loves to be driven by those reckless forces or negatively influenced by so much hate. So seek sanctuary, and refuge away from those who would only make it harder and make it harder to find healing and peace. After this tragedy, where everyone lost you are most deserving of life abundantly. I happen to know there are healthy, loving people in the community who would embrace you and walk this healing journey in a positive way.
Best wishes and prayers in your days ahead.

Kendra Peters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 08:57

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