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June 20, 2013

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The Gladiator

I saw the color picture in the Sunday sports section showing the Mixed Martial Arts fight at Rockingham Park. The blood-covered MMA gladiator in the metal cage belonged at the Roman Colosseum, not in New Hampshire. Wagers on pain and cruelty versus wagers on dice and slots? No brainer. We should have gotten the casino!

Help us, mayor

Lowlife thugs ripped off a veteran of the United States. They stole the tires off his car at a well-know apartment complex in Haverhill. Mr. Mayor, would you like this riffraff in your backyard? Do something.

O is for opulent

The Obamas are at it again, spending the taxpayers’ money to support their opulent lifestyle. Currently they are in Ireland, and Michelle took 30 rooms for her entourage at a 5-star hotel, costing thousands upon thousands of our tax dollars a day. Then the Obamas are touring Africa at the end of this month. The current cost estimate is $100 million-plus. Yet he closes the White House tours because we can’t afford it due to his sequester cuts.

Taxing times

Got to love the mayor of Haverhill. His solution to everything? Raise taxes. I sure hope the voters think real hard when election time rolls around again.

Appalled

I was appalled to read that the Methuen city solicitor is still on the city payroll. At the last council meeting, we watched the chairman and mayor get into a war of words as to whether the solicitor signed the necessary termination document. The council chairman said this had been done and he would give a copy to the mayor and other council members. This has not happened! Council Chairman Fountain has left the city in a vulnerable position. The only recourse should be the removal of Mr. Fountain from his position of chairman.

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