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Letter: A poor strategy

Friday, November 21, 2014

Glenn K. Currie’s “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) was something that a lot of people needed to hear. Unfortunately, his conservative message of individual freedoms and small government is being drowned out by the message of Christian hate toward Islam and homosexuals, and pure hatred of the Democratic Party. The only voices we hear through media are the endless, ridiculous rants from pundits like Ann Coulter and the accusations …

Letter: Party problems

Friday, November 21, 2014

If I may, I would like to respond to Glenn K. Currie’s reply (Monitor Forum, Nov. 20) to my article (Sunday Monitor Forum, Nov. 16). I tried to be careful to talk about “Republican politicians,” not “Republicans.” I find most Republicans – as well as most Democrats and independents – to be reasonable folks. I have always been independent. I used to be …

Letter: Truth about turkeys

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thanksgiving turkeys have nothing to be thankful for. More than 170 million of them are crammed for their four short months of life in open sheds allowing 1 square foot per bird. Intense crowding, filthy litter and ammonia fumes from huge amounts of urine cause respiratory ailments, foot ulcers, breast blisters and ammonia-burned eyes. Because stressed turkeys cannibalize, producers de-beak them using a …

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Letter: A sad election story

Monday, November 17, 2014

I recently heard the numbers of people who voted in this last election. I think that it was around 40 percent. I have to wonder what the other 60 percent of the so-called voters were doing. Some probably would say that their vote does not count, so why …

Letter: Life, too, is dangerous

Monday, November 17, 2014

Here we go again, all you “do-gooders” trying to ban everything enjoyable in life. Yes, all sports have dangerous aspects, as does life itself. Injuries are part of sports: football, baseball, hockey, basketball, running, soccer, racing – any sport you can name – includes an element of risk. …

Letter: An honor to serve

Monday, November 17, 2014

I would like to say thank you to the voters of District 7 for re-electing me to the New Hampshire state Senate. It’s my honor and privilege to serve, and your support is humbling. I also want to congratulate Kathy Rago for her efforts in the campaign. Campaigns …

Letter: Pickled pink

Monday, November 17, 2014

The septuagenarian who is sour on the comic strip “Pickles” is an old man. I too am a septuagenarian, but I am a young man. I revel in a comic strip that makes fun of my foibles. In other words, I do not take myself seriously. BRENT SCUDDER …

Letter: Learn to laugh

Monday, November 17, 2014

To the writer complaining of the unrelenting display of senility in the comic strip Pickles, I offer this modest advice: Pickles, Rose, Better/Worse How do we survive old age? Just laugh at ourselves! JOHN WARNER Warner (The writer is 70 years old.) …

Letter: A proposed solution

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Regarding Robert Pingree’s opinion on the comic “Pickles” (Monitor letters, Nov. 13): The comics are for everyone. So, you don’t like a particular strip. The solution is very simple: If you don’t like it, don’t read it! ALAN JAMESON Concord …

Letter: Honored and grateful

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When I decided to run for the state Senate, my goal was to give a voice to people – those who work hard every day to provide for themselves and their families, who operate the small businesses that are the backbone of our state’s economy, who teach our …

Letter: Fiction becomes fact

Sunday, November 16, 2014

We just learned of the successful landing of space craft Philae on comet P67. Can this really be happening? Landing a man-made craft on a comet? This is science fiction come to life. What might Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Newton and Carl Sagan be thinking? They are thinking: …

Letter: Approaches to poverty

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I attended the community conversation on poverty at Bass Hall in Peterborough on Tuesday. All present were interested in getting at the roots of poverty, but we also recognize that “Band-Aids” such as food pantries and emergency and transitional shelters are necessary. A response to poverty at its …

Letter: Alternate version

Sunday, November 16, 2014

I found Dan McGuire’s take on the story about the man throwing a brick through a baker’s window troubling (Monitor front page, Nov. 8). I would offer a different version: Perhaps the man who threw the brick wasn’t a “hoodlum,” but merely a desperate family man because the …