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September 27, 2012

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The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Conscience calling

Do you remember Sept. 23, 1985? Do you remember hitting and killing a woman with your car on River Street in Haverhill? Do you remember slowing down as if to stop (which is why no one bothered to follow you)? Do you remember then tuning around and driving in the opposite direction while those who stopp

ed tried to help? Do you remember the day you became a hit-and-run driver? Do you remember Sept. 23, 1985? I do ... and have, every day since.


In response to the person who complained about their neighbor feeding squirrels, a question: What is the practical difference between an oak tree and a person who throws peanuts on the ground every day? The squirrels don’t forego their regular foraging just because they score a jackpot or two in my backyard. Actually, the bluejays are always right there waiting and they scoop up the majority of the peanuts. I think the boom in the squirrel population has more to do with the fact that a certain cat seems to have passed on (didn’t know his name but he was a mighty hunter, RIP). I’m sorry you are aggravated by the peanut shells, but come on, they are biodegradable!

Worked for it

Before you make general statements, you need to get your facts straight. I am a retired veteran from the Air Force, so I earned my military pension and medical coverage. I contributed for 45 years to Medicare and Social Security, so I am taking them because I earned them. I worked in the computer industry and earned my pension. It seems you don’t care for military people or people in general who are getting what they worked hard for. You would be better off keeping your comments to yourself.

Papers, please

With all of the illegals or I should say the undocumented people we now have in this country, I believe we are in jeopardy of a lot of improper happenings, e.g. voter fraud, identity theft and much more. Let us get respect for legality back in this country by having to present proof of citizenship with a legal document having to be presented. Let us not be able to get or renew driver licenses on line but have to go to the RMV and show proof.

Ridiculous Warren

The Elizabeth Warren commercial is saying that Scott Brown sides with big money. This is ridiculous. Scott Brown was the driving force behind the new law that prevents members of Congress from using insider information to profit in the stock market.

A prediction

Romney’s clumsy, gaffe-filled campaign is now dragging down several Republican senators who thought they were cruising to easy victories. Now that Scott Brown is trailing Elizabeth War

ren in the polls, and he sees that his negative attack ads aren’t working, it won’t be long before he throws Mitt Romney under the bus to try to salvage his own candidacy. Just watch: He’ll disown Mitt by Columbus Day, maybe sooner.


Jim Flaherty has no mercy for the Haverhill taxpayer. Lets let the case remain as it stands.

Gravy train

I see that the New Hampshire Retirement System is in a bit of a panic because they can’t afford the spiraling costs of funding public employee pensions. Get used to it. It’s only going to get worse. It’s about time these union goons began to feel the pain that we all have been feeling for years. The gravy train is coming to an end.

Postage pain

I read in the paper about all the parking tickets given out in Haverhill. I have thought that the central Post Office should put a drive up mail box in the parking lot right where they now have a parking payment kiosk. I mentioned that before and was told there was no place to put the mail box, but now they found room for the meter. I sure do not want to pay 50 cents to park just to mail a letter.