EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 25, 2012

Sound Off


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Stop chatting

I’d like to comment about the bus drivers who do not just do their jobs now that school is back in session. Please just pick up the children or drop them off and stop the sitting there chatting up the parents who are there to pick up or drop off. There are other people trying to get to or from work and sitting behind a school bus with no one getting on or off while you chat is rude. And to the parents who participate: Please just drop off your kids or pick them up and stop the chatter. The public would appreciate it.

Life isn’t fair

I think the decision that was made to cancel the father-daughter dance is disgusting. So because one parent complained, everyone suffers? What is this world coming to? I’m sure that parent could find an uncle or a friend who can take her daughter and if not, oh well. Life isn’t fair and sometimes you can’t be included in every little thing the world offers. The mother needs to teach her daughter that life isn’t fair and sometimes you aren’t the same as everyone else. What’s next? Shame on them for cancelling the father-daughter dance because of this mother’s complaints. Shame, shame.

The media

The media should be brought up on criminal charges. The Middle East is in chaos, threatening our national security as well as Israel’s and Iran is very close to having nuclear capability. Our ambassador and staff in the U.S. Embassy in Libya were without protection and brutally murdered, and Obama the next day was fundraising in Las Vegas. Our country is sinking in debt and strife, and the media, with all of this happening right now, can’t stop harassing Mitt Romney. Don’t let them get away with it. These issues are of utmost importance and part of the planned, yes planned, demise of America.

Mooching?

If Romney wins, the 47 percent of the country mooching off the government — raking in Social Security, feeling entitled to government health care from Medicare or the VA, and living high off tax-free military housing and combat pay — enjoy it while it lasts! You won’t have a friend in the White House for long.

Equal benefits

I would like to see a law passed that any and all people who work for the government will receive the same benefits, health care and education that they decide for those of us who vote for them. A senator gets 100 percent health care for life while I pay co-pays and rising costs. This is unfair. If government officials want a raise it should be done every four years and should be on the ballot for voters. I would love to vote for my own raise. People in the Massachusetts Legislature have a terrible record for missing votes. If you are not voting or doing your job you are not serving the people who elected you. When is Massachusetts going to fix the family courts so children have 50/50 access with both parents as they deserve?

Jesus and marriage

Forgive me for asking what many of your readers will consider a tacky question: What’s the big deal? Why shouldn’t Jesus have been married? Other people at the time were married. Why shouldn’t he have been?