EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

July 9, 2013

SoundOff


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Free and brave

I believe that our children and grandchildren, if allowed to salute the flag and say “Under God” in our classrooms in the future, will still live in the land of the free and the home of the brave! I thank you for the July 4 editorial (“Still the land of the free, home of the brave?”) as it does hit home, for me anyway. I hope that it hit home for many, many others.

Lock him up

That guy who was arrested for drunken driving while operating a boat, he should be locked up for a while. He put many lives at risk besides his own. Congrats to Carl Rogers for the arrest and thank God there were no injuries. Sounds like this guy thinks he can get away with a lot. Do the crime, do the time!

My verdict: Guilty

I don’t know all the facts to this case, but from what I understand George Zimmerman shot and killed an unarmed teenager. What I also understand is that Zimmerman confronted the teenager first. If this is true, why is there any doubt? Zimmerman saw an African-American teenage male wearing a hoodie and assumed that that male was up to no good and confronted him. Also, if Zimmerman’s head was being “smashed” against concrete, why didn’t he have severe head injuries? Sorry, but I would find Zimmerman guilty.

Not justified

What justification did George Zimmerman have to kill the Martin boy, who was unarmed? An adult male against a kid who only had bare hands was not in danger of dying. And didn’t he fight back? Another factor is the question of who started the brawl?

Kim and Kanye

I feel so sorry for Kim Kardashian. She unfortunately has a child with Kanye West, a self-centered jerk! I have not heard anything good about him. Kim is home with a newborn, and he’s partying and flirting. He’s a real jerk (and that’s putting it mildly.

Tool tips

I recently lost five K-plus of tools. These tools are usually taken by someone you know or helped. Engraving them makes them worth less and not as desirable but they are yours, these fly-by-night shops that sell them on craigslist don’t want engraved tools and, if you find them, you can identify them. Thank you.

Just wait

Wait until Obamacare costs hit the fan. Already, insurance costs for employers have gone up the over last year. It going to cost you, me, and every other American money out of pocket. Retail costs are going up. Businesses do not work or produce goods for free. In Massachusetts, ours costs are not going to up significantly because the state closely regulates insurance premiums. It is estimated the tax will soak U.S. employers to the tune of $86 billion over the next 10 years.

Done with Jen

Jennifer Kannan, I voted for you, but after this year, I cannot vote for you again. The solicitor, and last week with the health director and the public health nurse. That was bad, really bad. You the other four that voted state you are for the city. Please. You lost my vote.