EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 20, 2013

Sound Off

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Hypocrite Hillary

Hillary Clinton is a total hypocrite and should win the Academy Award for acting. She recently spoke at a black college and was so sympathetic toward the Trayvon Martin family and said she thought his death was an outrage. She didn’t feel that way about the four dead in Benghazi. Instead, she asked, “What does it matter?” Please, Hillary, don’t run for president. America deserves much better than another Clinton.

Punk patrol

Hillary Clinton says her prayers are with Trayvon Martin’s family and that no parent should have to fear for children walking down the street. Why wasn’t she saying that no mother in her own home with a 3-month-old baby should have to get a pair of rusty scissors to protect herself when two punks broke into her home? This was the case for the woman who testified for George Zimmerman at his trial. This occurred in the neighborhood that Zimmerman was attempting to protect! Stop pandering to one group to get votes in the future. Stop punks from breaking into homes and there will not be a reason for Zimmerman-type watchmen to carry guns to protect their neighbors.

George and Aaron

So after they stunned everyone with the verdict, how do the George Zimmerman jurors honestly feel now? I’m sure they are sticking by their votes. But we’re talking about an unarmed teenager against a wannabe cop. Zimmerman approached Trayvon Martin, not the other way around. And why was Zimmerman carrying a gun? Martin was not in Zimmerman’s yard and the police told Zimmerman to stay away from him. Not making light of this, but what’s Aaron Hernandez thinking? Wishing he was in Florida?

Fla. not Wisc.

Jurors in Florida should have followed the lead of the jurors in Wisconsin. There they found a 76-year-old old man guilty of shooting an unarmed teenager who was only 13!

Geography lesson

You CAN go home to Vermont on Route 93. Route 93 ends in upper New Hampshire at the Connecticut River, which divides New Hampshire and Vermont. Across the river is St. Johnsbury, Vt.

Stone wrong

It is a national disgrace to put the Marathon bomber’s face on the cover of the Rolling Stone magazine. It is disgusting and insulting to the American people. I ask all Americans not to purchase this edition of the magazine. We do not want to glorify these terrorists as “rock stars.”

Thanks, chief

First off, thank you, Chief Romero, for all you’ve done to benefit our city. I shudder to think where this city would be had you not come to Lawrence. I wish you’d reconsider your retirement. I fully understand why you’re retiring, but if you do, I’m also sure our illustrious mayor will just put another one of his cronies in your place. I understand you want to see your children in California, and that’s very understandable, but I think I have a solution. Why not stay on as chief and just go visit your kids whenever you like? In any event, good luck in your retirement and again, thank you