EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 25, 2013

Sound Off


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Our money, too

In Tuesday’s letter to the editor, Fred Mendes of Boxford defines liberalism as the “generous application of other people’s money.” Hey, guess what. Liberals pay taxes, too. We have every right to advocate for our government to spend our tax dollars to better our society. Republicans need to get over their narcissism.

Hawk killer?

To the Lawrence Public School employee who swung a broom stick and killed a hawk at one of the public schools then threw it in the river: You have saddened many people. The pair of hawks in the area have given us the opportunity to observe their hatchlings grow over the past several months. I am sure it is a federal offense to kill a migrating bird. You should be punished for your actions.

Stonewall Riley

I’m not a resident of Lawrence, not a teacher, not a big supporter of unions, and I believe that the public schools in general need revamping. But reading Receiver Jeffrey Riley’s comments that the state has given him unprecedented power says it all. I doubt that the stonewalling is one-sided. Lawrence is just a stepping stone for him to a bigger stage.

Incompetent Dems

It is very important to note that Detroit has been run by liberal Democrats for almost 60 years. The Democrats proved their total incompetence in Detroit and when you look at the next cities that will follow Detroit, all are run by the Democrats. Are the majority in this country that grossly uniformed? Obviously.

Welcome, troopers

It will be a welcome sight to see more New Hampshire state troopers on I-93 soon. For many years, drivers have used 93 between the Massachusetts border and Manchester like a NASCAR race track due to the lack of troopers on this part of the road. Maybe now the road will be safer.

How now?

Where were all these people who are now protesting the Zimmerman verdict when a jury (after a two-hour deliberation) found O.J. not guilty of murdering his wife and a young man. It was clear that race dominated the decision. Now these people are using the race card in reverse. What is appalling is that our president and his underlings, as well as our governor, have voiced outrage at the decision. Again, the race factor! How can civil rights truly be attained when all else becomes so distorted?

Media spell

There are more than 10,000 murder trials in the U.S. every year. Why then did the media get so involved with the Zimmerman trial? It was to protect Obama’s ineptitude. Did you forget about the four Americans who died in Benghazi? Did you forget about the American border agent who died as a result of Fast and Furious? Did you forget about the IRS targeting conservative and Christian groups? Did you forget about the NSA spying on your phone calls? If you did, then the liberal media did its job.

Lost and found

Thank you to the RN who found my employee injury report in a BJ’s carriage and safely mailed it to lucky me. A million thanks!