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August 27, 2013

Sound Off


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Brave officer

I commend the bravery of Lawrence police Officer Patrick Noonan. He could have just let the alleged home invasion suspects get away but he put his life on the line to apprehend the suspect. Lawrence is the wild West; we not only need to round up these kinds of guys and send them away but we need to find ways to deter this kind of activity. Eliminating state benefits for all people convicted of violent crimes may be the best deterrent.

Blaming government

To the called “Get them jobs”: Did you really blame liberals because three kids killed a jogger in Oklahoma? Really? Wow. Get a life. I wish people would stop blaming the government for everything. They were evil and would have killed someone no matter who’s in office.

Enough football

Three nights in a row of football on one channel and it’s only August! Not everyone is a football fan. The alternate channels do not offer much better options. Tell me again: Why do I pay for television?

Marijuana clinics

Doesn’t anyone find it odd that in this era of urging people to give up smoking now they want to bring marijuana clinics to the public under guise of it being a pain-killing medicine? With a doctor’s prescription you can get pain-killers and if in the hospital for severe pain, you can get morphine. It is a guarantee that, once these places open, a big problem will be sure to follow. There will also be a percentage that will use this product that will go on to stronger drugs and then will be hooked. Be careful what you wish for — you may get it.

Double standard

So Jesse Jackson “frowns upon” the racist killing of Christopher Lane in Oklahoma, but the Trayvon Martin killing was to be held to another standard. And where is our president and what are his comments this time? What hypocrites these liberals are! When it fits their agenda they are right there running off at the mouth. The silence is deafening when it doesn’t! This is so much more despicable than the Martin killing — at least that was partially self-defense and defensible by law. This was an all-out hunt and kill by those three boys and I can’t see any reason to give them less than the death penalty.

Syria

It is becoming more evident that Syria has used weapons of mass destruction on its own people. Where did they acquire these weapons? Remember the huge convoys of trucks leaving Iraq being tracked by our satellites heading for an unknown destination just before we got involved in the Iraq war? Remember U.S. intelligence strongly suspecting Iraq processed WMDs? It’s now possible that perhaps our intelligence was correct. Could it be that Bush was right and Iraq simply moved those WMDs to Syria? The question still remains: How did Syria get procession of WMDs and what country was the source? Interesting, and serious food for thought.

Lost grants

Well Methuen councilors, you’ve done it again — eliminating and cutting hours for positions in the Health Department resulting in our losing grants. Well, I will not be voting for any incumbent who voted for cutting the Health Department. I especially will not be voting for you for mayor. I didn’t agree with this at the time and I’ve been proven right.