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March 12, 2013

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Tough job

To the person who made the comment about program assistants. I am a program assistant for Methuen Public Schools. What in insult to call us baby sitters! Come spend one day in my classroom and you will see how hard we work, especially when working with children who are physical — biting, scratching, punching, etc. Our jobs are very important for these children, since we are with them all day and are the ones intervening most of the time. Many times we work physically harder then the teachers! And for a measly $17,000 a year. Get your facts straight before spewing your insults and take a walk in our shoes.

Get real

Why did Obama need a 20-car entourage to go to a restaurant to meet with congressional Republicans? There’s absolutely no way this man can justify needing that many staff or security to go to a restaurant to meet with people. This president needs to get real! Oh yeah, and he’s now cut the $0 volunteer staff doing White House tours to punish the country and save $18,000 a week in Secret Service expenses. Another temper tantrum from Obama!

Weather panics

Has anyone else noticed that all weather forecasters use the word “storm” for all precipitation? The sensationalism, exaggerations and alerts are all so overstated and ridiculous. I still swear the retailers pay forecasters to create panics so we will all rush to the stores. But if you really pay close attention to their terminology and wording, you will realize they are being evasive and noncommittal. The ecology and ozone are messed up. No one knows but Mother Nature. It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature!

Watch your step

Now that the president and the Justice Department believe it is OK to send drones over American soil to kill an American suspected of terrorism without due process, my letters to The Eagle-Tribune will now speak glowingly of our wonderful president and government, instead of being critical.

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