EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

January 31, 2013

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The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Silly, silly

Sen. Reagan and Rep. Duarte are wasting taxpayer dollars filing bills about campfires in New Hampshire. Disgusting. Pouring tax dollars down a rat hole on this silly, silly drivel. I would suggest you work on the people’s business, not on a pair of whining constituents’ issues with campfires. They need to get over it, move,or get an injunction.

Stop whining

I see that the city of Haverhill is receiving a $98,000 state grant to help combat gang violence. Upon reading the article, I found it was more about the police chief complaining about inadequate staffing levels. I’m sick of the police, firefighters and teachers complaining about not having enough manpower to do their jobs. They turn every newsworthy article into a soapbox to complain about how they need more. Maybe if your “brothers” and “sisters” didn’t have to be so greedy and retire early with $75,000-plus a year pensions with full health care, we could afford to hire more people.

Cable gouging

Comcast just raised rates again. You gotta love them. They truly have become the masters of nickel and dimming us to death haven’t they?

Obama’s solution

I believe that President Obama is about to solve the unemployment issue by giving all the illegal aliens green Obamacards. When they become legal residents, they’ll be able to quit their under-the-table jobs and legally (in their own names) collect unemployment, welfare, SSI, disability and free food and medical care. That will then open up their jobs to the 100 or so unemployed who really do want jobs, thus driving down the unemployment rate. Obviously, this will bankrupt the country, but you can’t have everything.

Fire them all

Democrats or Republicans, what does it matter? This country hasn’t been this divided since the Civil War. They want to keep it this way. No budget for four years, $16 trillion in debt, more spending, more taxes, rampant waste, no good-paying jobs except in Washington. Get rid of them all. Remember they work for us, and their performance is an “F” at best. We have no one to blame except ourselves for what has and will happen.

Snail mail

I hope by raising rates the postal service will get better. It took a week to ship a 4-ounce, first-class, 6-by-4 bubble mailer from Maine to Massachusetts. Does this sound acceptable to anyone?

Missed opportunity

Coach Rafferty and his staff are a tremendously accomplished group of men. They are very respected in their professions, their communities and the coaching fraternity. It would be a great shame if the future student athletes in North Andover were not given the opportunity to develop and learn from these men.

Back Rafferty

North Andover residents support a coach who truly cares about the kids and believes in doing what is right. Make your voices be heard to the School Committee.

Smart diplomacy?

In response to the Obama supporters who portray themselves as so intelligent in

their comments of the arming of Egypt: Under George Bush, Mubarak was president

of Egypt and an ally of Israel — you failed to mention that little detail in

your comments. Morsi, the new president, has threatened Israel, and this move by

our president has emboldened them. This dictator we have in the White House is a

hater of America and is ruining our country and others as well.