Please, Methuen safety and elected officials, do something about the once-beautiful home on Prospect Street, Methuen, that was ravaged by fire in December. The house is slowly caving in as neighbors watch, and on windy days, some of the debris from the fire lands on our lawns. A portion of the roof collapsed this week, and there is no protective fence in place to keep kids or vandals out. Why isn’t the town doing anything? This is a huge safety issue and a terrible eyesore.
Good job by the joint drug task force on the drug bust in Haverhill. Who knows how many petty crimes are being committed by people that want to buy these drugs. I’m also very interested to hear more of the substory. “(Ex) City worker caught ...” is becoming a standing headline. Let’s get all the details out there.
While a caller last week may have lived through the Depression he obviously was looking through rose-colored glasses. If FDR was so good why did the unemployment rate never drop below 17 percent until the war? The WPA put millions to work but never for more than 30 hours a week, the cap. In addition many of the WPA projects took years longer as nearly all of the workers were unskilled and unmotivated. Many of them could not get regular jobs due to poor work habits and techniques. Most of the projects were out west, where FDR was weakest politically.
The caller complaining about false statements being made about the Depression should read up on the facts. The bailout to GM has NOT been paid back, and to make matters worse, it was given to the car maker to cover union employee’ fat cat pension plans. If Ford could make it without a bailout, GM should have as well. Unions are killing our country, along with liberals who love to spend other people’s money.
Tanks and ammo
No mention of Homeland Security buying 2 billion rounds of ammo? Ammo kept pace with gold for the last 10 years, exactly the same time period Homeland Security started buying these massive amounts. They also bought over 2,000 of those boxy urban tanks we saw during the Boston incident. Why? Besides being a profligate waster of our money on this stuff, what are they stockpiling ammo and tanks for?
I hear a lot of mainstream media remark how funny they thought Obama was with his jokes on Saturday night. He’s about as funny as the four-plus years colonoscopy he’s delivered to our nation
If I recall correctly, the youngest brother in the terror bombings became a citizen on 9-11-12. I believe I heard his parents did the same on that day. If so, how does one go from a terrorist watch list to a new citizen on the most sacred of days in this country?
That Sound Off caller who said we might as well pray to cartoon characters seems to have a problem. Any shrink would like to have this person for a patient. I am sure one of things he would tell him is that he has an anger problem. You don’t even have to be a doctor to notice it; we can see it in his writing.