EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

May 25, 2013

Sound Off

The Eagle-Tribune

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To Potty Problem: You live here, brought people to Winnekenni, THEN found out there were no restrooms? If you had been to the park, you would have known before you lugged others along. Many places don’t have restrooms and people manage just fine. Ever have a kid play Little League? There are no RR’s on any of the city’s fields. If I saw a line of Porta Loos, I’d leave. I’m in my 40’s and have never used one of those disgusting things. I find them foul and vulgar to even look upon, and they cheapen any event. If you’ve ever been to a real lake or the wild mountains or the unbuilt-up seaside, or any scenic picnic spot along America’s highways, you’ll not find RR’s. Standard rule is: “You go before you go.”

No drama, please

As we begin again in Methuen with the selection process for a new city solicitor, please, let’s not import any drama from Lawrence. We would have to have our heads examined if we brought any Lawrence politics to Methuen.

Where are we?

Lawrence just continues to find ways to blow money. It is now going to fight a losing battle in court. The new cab ordinance is a joke. I seldom take a cab so it doesn’t affect me, but I am amazed (maybe not) that there can be seven on the council that think this will be allowed. Mr. Moran, do you know where you are? This is America.

Gestapo tactics

I certainly hope the courts find against the city of Lawrence and the idiots on the council who voted for this insane taxi law. Where does the council get off thinking they can ban free enterprise from outside communities with their Gestapo-like tactics? What’s next, arresting delivery drivers because the merchandise wasn’t purchased in Lawrence?

Beware of EPA

The EPA ordered companies like Exxon Mobil to add MTBE to gasoline to meet EPA Clean Air mandates. Now 600, or as many as 5,000, wells across New Hampshire may be contaminated with MTBE. Now the EPA is shoving storm water regulations down the throats of many communities across New Hampshire and potentially could take away the water rights of many property owners.

Tricky Barack

Richard Nixon did many things before he left office in shame. There were lies, cover-ups, abuses of power. Sound familiar? Don’t we deserve honesty and integrity? Time to take back our country and sweep D.C. clean of corruption. Impeach, remove and start over. In the meantime, let us rethink Obamacare before it bankrupts us all.

Why, why, why?

A recent Sound Off asked why, why, why didn’t Obama do this, why didn’t Obama do that. With with all these why’s, we could go back 60 or 70 years, from Korea up to now — that is 70 years of war. When we won World War II in three and a half years, why did it take 10 years to beat some of these backward countries? Is it because there was no declaration of war so we could not go all out? It has been said all wars are profitable for some people. I guess there is the answer.