End of debate
“For me, it is great fun watching them implode.” This is a quote from a recent Sound Off poster referring to his view of the so-called deterioration of the Republican party. Does anyone else find it sad that the two-party system, rather than being a means of healthy debate and checks and balances, has become an arena that has divided this country so much that people actually are gleeful that we are so divided? What kind of person gloats like this? This is a cancer that threatens the morals and ideas our country was built on. Rather than healthy debate, healthy give and take, checks and balances to keep any one sector from becoming too powerful, we have been reduced to watching some of our citizens gleefully clapping their hands at the real or imaged implosion of one of our political parties. So much for patriotism and pride in country.
Bully or bumbler?
The Democrats are alleging that Gov. Christie is either a bully if he knew about Bridgegate or a bumbling fool if he didn’t. I say we widen this a little and head south towards Washington. If President Obama knew about the IRS scandal, Fast and Furious, Solyndra, Benghazi, the spying on the American people and all the rest of the stuff we don’t even know abut yet, we call him a bully. If he didn’t, he’s a bumbling fool. Which is it, Democrats? What’s good for the goose is good for the gander, right?
No to XL
No, it is not a good idea to build the Keystone XL pipeline as stated in the recent editorial. Extracting, processing and burning this dirty kind of oil will only increase the atmospheric pollution problem. This oil will not be used by America; China will be its destination. We will be taking on the risk of transport to the Gulf Coast without the benefits of access to the oil, as though we were an exploited third world country. Less than 45 permanent jobs will be created on the proposed pipeline. This Canadian dirty oil should go across Canada to the Pacific then by freighter down to the Gulf Coast.
Let us vote again
Couldn’t agree more with Councillor Bill Ryan. He hit the nail on the head. If we are having scandals and problems before the dispensary has even arrived, imagine the problems we’ll have when it’s actually here. Haverhill overwhelmingly voted for it on the ballot, not thinking it would end up in their backyard. I agree with Ryan. It should go back on Haverhill’s ballot. It will fail, I guarantee it.
No jobs out there
Another Sound Off commenter with a chip on his shoulder because people are collecting government checks, and I am positive he is also against socialism. I am much older than you and have seen it all, so if you don’t like this, then you will like what we have: the one percenters owning it all. Did you ever realize that there are no jobs, repeat, no jobs out there? And if there were and if they paid less, who in his right mind would take them? There is only one way to get people working: Get them decent-paying jobs.