EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

April 29, 2013

Sound Off


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Fiddling again

Two thousand years ago, Emperor Nero was fiddling away while Rome burned to the ground. Today, we have threats of a nuclear holocaust coming from west and the east of our United States. Meanwhile, our president is entertaining celebrities and throwing lavish, tax-funded parties at the White House. Could there be a correlation and maybe a repeat of history in this scenario?

Poor road

I travel Kingsbury Avenue from West Boxford to Bradford and the road is in such bad shape. They don’t seem to take notice. There is a bad hole and the cones have been there for a while with no repair. They patch and within a week the holes are back. I hope someone is able to help.

Bombers’ mother

The mother of the two mindless and heartless beings who created the disaster at the Boston Marathon was on the news and wants to know why, why did they have to kill her son. I am a parent and understand her grief. However, I would like to ask this woman, who seems to be oblivious, the same question. Why, why did her sons kill three and maim more than 200 innocent people, destroying their lives and that of their loved ones and their families forever?

Recovering

I lived through the Depression so I don’t like false statements about it. It took years under Coolidge, Hoover and their ilk to get us in that mess and took years to get us out. As soon as Roosevelt started the WPA, CCC and other agencies, we were on a slow recovery. We would have made it without the war, but it would have taken longer. The present-day bailout did save GM and I believe they paid it back and the unions were not overpaid. It was these experienced people who helped save the company.

Etiquette

To all of you self absorbed people who talk on your cell phone on an elevator: What makes you think other passengers want to hear your conversation? Being in such a small confined space and talking loudly is rude! Try putting your phone down for just a few minutes if that is possible. Some of us have things on our minds and would enjoy the quiet ride.

Waiting

There was a picture in The Eagle-Tribune of Obama at the service for the bombing victims at Holy Cross Cathedral. He looked like a sixth-grader waiting for the bell to ring for recess.

Background check

So now you have all these public officials, led by this goober from South Carolina, second guessing the Feds over the Patriots Day bomber’s background check. I wonder how many voted against the gun control background check bill?

Prayer

God helps us to do the right thing when we ask for His assistance. He answers us through our conscience and it’s either helping us to solve our problems or finding a way to do good by helping others. Prayer is a way of asking God for His help. It is free, doesn’t cost any money and doesn’t hurt anyone by praying. As a matter of fact, I will pray for you and ask God to guide you in finding His love.