EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

November 27, 2012

Sound Off

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Four more years

Right-wing bloggers are still beating the anti-Obama drum but for what purpose? He will be with us for four more years. So, grow up, stop counting your money and stop gnashing your teeth. The people have spoken.

Typical Hollywood

Actor Jamie Foxx’s proclamation that Barack Obama is his lord and savior is typical of the twisted moral perspective of the Hollywood elite. He spoke out of pure ignorance and managed to deeply offend millions of Christians. Unfortunately, he also furthered racism in our country after years of trying to rid ourselves of such a stain on our history. Foxx should be rebuked by every person of religious sensibilities.


It isn’t even December and we are being bombarded with commercials on TV, as well as on the radio, to buy, buy, buy and shop, shop, shop. We haven’t gotten over being bombarded from the election and without taking a breather we are being saturated with these commercials. The Christmas movies on three channels show us about Santa Claus, about greedy employers, about lost loves. Does anyone remember the true meaning of Christmas? Where it began? Whose birthday it is? Christmas is a Christian celebration, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. It is the story of love, the story of giving, the story of believing in our Savior Jesus Christ. People, take a break from the commercials, hug your children, make a meal for a loved one. Donate to your favorite charity and bring the retailers to their knees by not spending, but if that’s not the case, cut back on it. Merry Christmas, everyone!

Wake up

Wake up, people. Gov. Deval Patrick is now giving instate tuition to illegal immigrants. The Speaker of the House and state representatives have voted their staff a 3 percent raise. Revenues are down in the state. Where is the money going to come from to pay for this? Your pocket. Your reps are looking at raising the gas tax, implementing a mileage tax, eliminating the reduction in your state tax that was to go into effect in 2013, and raising your state income tax. You voted for them!

Free stuff

Just to clear this up: It was not the Republicans’ failed ideas that cost them the election. The election went to Democrats because people who get the “free” stuff wanted to keep it coming. Romney and Ryan could have made America strong but we have way too many people here who vote for the “free stuff,” not the person.

We’ll remember

Just read of the raises that this state just gave to the hacks who work in government. This makes my blood boil, especially since we are down on revenue. Many of us out here haven’t had a raise in years. Am sick and tired of paying for the deadbeats in this state. Between all the benefits given to the illegals and now lining the pockets of these people is enough to make one sick. I hope all people in this state will call or write to their reps and voice their opinion. These gutless people wouldn’t have dared to do this before the election. No, they did it after, just like the last time. We will remember when the next election rolls around.