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July 1, 2013

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Unhappy Fourth

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, we find out that the most American of celebrations is yet another casualty of the war on terror. The rules are yet more strict as to what we can bring to America’s party. Not much. No backpacks, of course. Those are now simply weapon platforms and are banned. No coolers as they can also conceal explosives. No large plastic bottles, of course. Who needs water on a hot July night? And I am sure more rules to come. We can no longer call it Independence Day, it’s Dependence Day. We need more government rules and restrictions to mother us through another day in the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Clueless drivers

I would like to know how some drivers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire got a license to drive. The basic rule of thumb when driving at night is “Lights on Dusk to Dawn”. People drive with parking lights on, which is a violation. They fail to stop before turning right on red, a violation. They fail to yield when making a left turn to oncoming traffic, a violation. They speed, a violation. I hope these drivers realize if they are involved in a collision because the violate these laws/rules they are automatically at fault. Their insurance can go up for the following six years; they can be taken to court for any injuries and lose everything. And it may be possible they could spend time in jail. I only have one thing to say: Learn the laws or don’t drive.

Conservatives unite

Until all working-class conservatives find their way to the polls, the liberal EBT recipients will continue to have their way. They get to the polls because they don’t have a job, don’t want a job, and aren’t even capable of holding a job. Until the power of change is greater than the power of staying the same, things will remain the same. Conservatives need to get off their butt in the cities where Markey did well and vote. I am speaking of the city of Lawrence, which is the only place in the Valley that voted for Ed Markey. This guy is just like our president. He has never held a job in the private sector, so how can he relate to the working middle class?

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