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October 11, 2013

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Police department

It’s interesting as I scan through The Eagle-Tribune archives that for the past nine months ever since Phil Consentino was fired as police chief there has been nothing negative published in the paper about the Atkinson Police Department. I hear the townspeople are happy to have a more professional department that takes care of all its citizens, not just those who “donate.” I do see Plaistow, Pelham and Haverhill on the front page but not Atkinson. Why does the Board of Selectmen feel the need to shake things up, when a diamond in the rough fell into their laps from Plaistow just before the storm began over there on Elm Street? I hear they are calling it “The Nightmare on Elm Street.”

Cherry picking

I have heard so many people say that Obamacare is now the law of the land. Well, I wish they knew that the law that was passed is not the same as it is now. First of all, this law was passed in the dead of night with promises to those who would vote for it. No one read it. Nancy Pelosi said to pass it and then find out what is in it. This president has said that he did not want to cherry pick items suggested by the Republicans, yet he has done the same thing with the health-care law. He has exempted businesses, unions, Congress and their aides and many others who are valuable to the Democratic Party. If that isn’t cherry picking, I would like to know what is. Never in my whole life have I seen this country in the state it is in.

Shutdown

This government was able to shut down every piece of federal land in this country — every memorial, Yellowstone Park, the Grand Canyon and who knows what else — in 3 days. Try to get them to close the border for one day. Maybe it’s because that’s where the votes are.

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