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All behaved like gentlemen and there was no name calling

To The Daily Sun,

In a recent letter, Niel Young wrote: "Recently, Tony Boutin called to alert me of a gathering of writers/activists for lunch. While it might have been interesting, breaking bread with folks who dislike conservatives, and tend to say some nasty things — no constructive debate — and resort to name-calling, is not discussion. As for taking it and dishing it out, no problem for me, but it is a waste of time and life is short."

Well, Mr. Young, if you feel that way, it was your loss. I wish you could have attended. I was there, and the liberals/progressives were actually outnumbered, but we all had a good time and some of us are planning to do it again. Did you read the article in The Sun that covered this event?

I can assure you we all behaved like the gentlemen we are and did not resort to "name-calling." I do not think it is a "waste of time" when people with contrary views can sit down, enjoy a good meal, and behave civilly.

E. Scott Cracraft

Gilford

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:32

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Pedestrian bridge over Rte. 3 would relieve congestion more

To The Daily Sun,

I was born in Meredith back in 1949 and I have lived here ever since. Like others I have seen a lot of changes; depending on who you talk to, some were good and some were not so good. I do not think the roundabouts are going to do anything to improve the traffic flow through Meredith. I see two problems causing a slow-down in traffic around the Route 3 and Route 25 intersection.

Number 1: Inconsiderate pedestrians who know they have absolute right of way on the crosswalk. I cannot count the number of times I have seen them just step out without looking either way, forcing traffic to panic and stop to avoid hitting them. They never seem to wait for a group to form before crossing, they just randomly cross, causing even more slow downs in the traffic in both directions.

Number 2: Impatient drivers. These are the ones who only care about themselves — getting to where they want to be in the shortest amount of their time. You can see it all the time at the roundabout at the top of the hill or at any of the roads or driveways trying to get onto traffic on Route 3 or Route 25. You can sit for minutes wanting to get out. These people are moving and do not want to waste any more of their time getting to their destination from Meredith. Try taking a left from Route 3 South onto Route 25 East when there are two lanes of traffic coming off Route 25 trying to go south on Route 3. They will totally block the intersection because they do not want to stop regardless of the color of the traffic light, thus stopping all flow off from Main Street.

I do think that a pedestrian foot bridge over Route 3 would help more to relieve traffic congestion, and improve the traffic flow heading to Route 25 onto Route 3 South.

David L. Bennett, Sr.

Meredith

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:28

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Here's a tip on how you can leave comments on U-L website

To The Daily Sun,

The New Hampshire Union-Leader recently changed its online webpage edition, to a new "updated" format. Since that change, many of us current and former readers and posters of comments, have not been able to post comments online.

I inquired a few times to them concerning this issue, online links, and got no response.

Today, I figured out why. If the reader has an "ad blocking" plug-in on their web browser, like Adblock Plus on Firefox, it will not enable the comment box to appear, so the reader cannot post a comment for an article. This change was never explained to the readers of the new webpage. It did not interfere in the old format.

Don't know how to spread the word to the thousands of UL readers about this issue, but I know the UL won't do it. So, I share this tidbit with you.

I do read and value the daily edition of The Laconia Sun. Keep it up.

Gene Ronikier

Plymouth

Last Updated on Friday, 23 January 2015 11:14

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I am back on the radio & taking calls on Saturday morning

To The Daily Sun,

Recently, Tony Boutin called to alert me of a gathering of writers/activists for lunch. While it might have been interesting, breaking bread with folks who dislike conservatives, and tend to say some nasty things — no constructive debate – and resort to name-calling, is not discussion. As for taking it and dishing it out, no problem for me, but it is a waste of time and life is short. It would be nice if more Americans could get involved, but many of those who share my political views are working. Or, perhaps, their employer does not want them to attend meetings or pen letters to the editor.

Someone tried that with me in 1974, in my first term as a city councilor. This was a good customer for my courier business. They found that I would lose their business before stabbing my constituents in the back. And, we did lose the account.

After 18 years (this week) of hosting my radio show I am back this Saturday from some repair work to take calls from like-minded listeners from across the country, and take calls from some of those writers/activists to have a conversation, if we are talking about issues.

Niel Young

Laconia

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:58

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It was most enjoyable State of the Union speech I've watched

To The Daily Sun,

A couple of years ago I read of a 25-year study's findings that adults who were very conservative were very whiney children. Crybabies. I know it's no surprise to folks who don't live in "Teabagistan."

After the burn our fine president put on the GOP at the State of the Union, we should all write our Republican representatives and suggest maybe its nap-time. I know The Daily Sun's conservative clown-car riders need naps. It's one temper tantrum after another.

It was the most enjoyable State of the Union speech I have ever watched. What's even funnier is to watch the post-speech reactions of the Tea Bag Brigade and the Christian Taliban. If you haven't seen the clips of Texastan's John Cornyn whining on "Fox and Friends" or Ted Cruz's epic fail at a rebuttal, they are must-sees.

Did I mention the Hog Whisperer? And the online memes are collectibles. Adding to the hilarity are the various fake news outlets that are raging about the president doubling down on his policies. As I said in November right after the election, "get ready for the hissy fits."

The extremist GOP agenda is DOA in the next Congress. They won't be able to get their pipeline of poison built. They won't be able to chip away at women's reproductive rights. They won't be able to put more sanctions on Iran at such a sensitive time in the talks. They will not be able to kill Dodd-Franks bank laws. They will not be able to take away people's health care. They will not be able move the country to the right. And if the Supreme Court decides against the federal subsidies of Obamacare, it will mean certain disaster for the GOP in 2016 as swing states turn bright, bright blue.

Night-night.

James Veverka

Tilton

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 January 2015 08:55

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