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Herb Vadney is now center of attention but we don't recognize him

To The Daily Sun,

There are voters that are disappointed in Republican Herb Vadney and his "No" vote to add four guards to the Belknap County Jail. Eight million dollars was expended to build an addition to the jail and now we can not staff the completed new prison.

The prisoners in the over-crowded portion of the old prison and those forced to occupy the attic and the 23 women in the 1898 portion residing in a mini-gym literally do not have a “pot to pee in." They do not have immediate access to a toilet facility. The conditions are dreadful. This is inhumane treatment. The collective consciousness of my buddies struggle with coming to terms with terrible conditions at the jail.

Americans have risen above the level of raw animal without feelings for others. Normally there is feeling for the trapped, oppressed, disenfranchised, weak, burdened and overloaded.

Mr Vadney claims he is principled and just. My breakfast buddies and I saw you as an honorable man and voted for you. You have a responsibility to honor your commitment to your constituency. Yet you ignore our pleas for reconsideration of your vote. Your efforts to hold the taxes down are noble. However, the jail holds more people in protective custody than any other jail in the state. Three quarters of prisoners are shipped out during Motorcycle Week. We pay other country jails to handle our overflow. This does not save us money. This is a cost item.

The current conditions at the prison are risk heavy and inhumane. Refugees living at Templhof Airport in Germany enjoy better living conditions until they are given more permanent residence. You were once admired as a man with incredible integrity only for us to discover you are not the warrior we expected. You have revealed your true nature. You have been transformed by nuanced political issues and complex political infighting and your public persona is altered. . What is your new popular appeal when you have no commitment to resolving the expensive foray of a new prison and horrors of the present living conditions.

My breakfast buddies wonder who you are. Our dilemma is not being able to recognize you. You are now the center of attention standing against popular appeal.

We ask you to renegotiate your relationship with the public by honoring your commitment to the public and opening the new addition with sufficient staff to operate it and get prisoners out of unendurable housing spaces.

Richard Gunnar Juve


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Where are Republicans who will stand with Trump against this coup?

To The Daily Sun,

How does the left, the liberals, the Democrats, the mainstream media, Hollywood and academia say they are the fair-minded ones who are for tolerance? I am not talking about every individual so spare me the broad brush distraction retort. I am talking about the ideology/religion of the secular, progressive left. The ideology that "colludes" with the religion/ideology/political system known as Islam in the 21st Century.

When Sarah Palin put Democrat opponents in the crosshairs of a rifle to target them for defeat on a website, she was accused of causing a deranged individual to shoot a congresswoman. Gabrielle Giffords now has a warship with her name on it. I wonder if Steve Scalise will get as much as a banged-up dinghy with his name on it. I pray that he survives because he is still in critical condition as of this writing.

When a rodeo clown had the temerity to run around wearing a Barack Obama mask, he was maligned as the worst kind of evil. And an example of the racist actions by the nasty right wingers.

Fast forward to June 2017 and we have Kathy Griffin holding a fake bloody head of our beheaded president. ISIS would have been proud to have authorized such a grizzly picture. Remember President Obama rushing to the golf course just minutes after denouncing the beheading of American journalist, James Foley? And please explain the rave reviews from the New York Central Park's Shakespeare play where black minorities stab and kill a likeness of President Trump and his wife. There were mindbending cheers from the adoring throng of watchers.

Jared Loughner was a mentally ill man, but not in the least a right-winger, and so it was highly unlikely that he ever saw Sarah Palin's website. After all, very few did. We later found out that Loughner hated George W. Bush. On the other hand, James Hodgkinson was a Bernie Sanders supporter. His favorite show was the "Rachel Maddow Show," which is the 9 p.m. MSNBC show where Rachel has nightly told her audience just how dangerous and destructive is our president. It seems pretty clear now that James Hodgkinson was a left wing "Resistance" terrorist who had planned to attack Republicans at a practice for a charity baseball game.

There is little doubt in this case that the lawless and violent Marxist-left that has hijacked the Democrat Party is in part responsible for this shooting. From the violence on college campuses like Berkeley to the violence in Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, the progressive and secular left is destroying all that is good about this country. I don't think this country has ever been quite the same since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the subsequent violence of the radical 1960s leftists. Chuck Shumer, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, the Clintons and others are from that era and adore the Alinksy "Rules for Radicals" philosophy. Pick a target, freeze it, polarize it and attack it into submission. Barack Obama loved ole Saul and chummed around with Bill Ayers, Bernandine Dorhn and Rashid Kalidi among other anarchists. For 20 years he sat in the pews of rabid America-hating preacher, Jeremiah Wright. Keep an eye out for what Obama's Organizing or America group is doing to undermine this president. Follow the money trail to this group by American-haters George Soros and Tom Steyer.

It appears a silent coup is under way by the Deep State to prevent a duly elected president from carrying out his duties. Where are the Republicans who will stand with Trump? Do the Never Trumpers think that the left will not go after Vice President Pence just as hard as they are going after Trump? Look at how they are going after Jeff Sessions, who is one of the most honest and patriotic men to have served in Congress in my lifetime. As Dennis Prager has told us, leftism has had more influence on our culture in the past 100 years than has Christianity. Christianity is slowly being marginalized in this country while I think the increasingly violent progressive left is more dangerous to our survival than radical Islam, in part because they marginalize the threat of Islam. Please people, wake up and fight back while we still can.

Russ Wiles


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