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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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Editorial: Kansas has a few lessons for New Hampshire

Letter: Time to pull together

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I for one am glad this latest election season is over. I became so tired of all the political mudslinging and negative ads that had very negligible credibility. I think every member of Congress and the administration should be required to read Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends …

Letter: Failure of leadership

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Again, I write to let the people of this great country know that our president is negligent in his failure to act. How many more lives are we going to let be ended by the Islamic State terrorists? It is time to act now; no more waiting. The …

Letter: Past lessons

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I truly hope the state’s legislative representatives are familiar with George Santayana’s quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” The upcoming vote for selecting the speaker of the House could result in “Billy the Bully” O’Brien’s return to his dictatorship of the House. …

Letter: Be amused

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I am an octogenarian who finds himself in a pickle quite often. I thoroughly enjoy the comedy in your Pickles. I feel sorry for people who cannot laugh at themselves. Life is too short not to enjoy the humor around us. FRED LANGEVIN Jr. Concord …

Letter: You have to laugh

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I’m two weeks shy of my 79th birthday and the first thing I read is Pickles. Pingree needs to get a life. If one cannot laugh at one’s self, then one shouldn’t laugh at all. The cartoonist must have either paid very close attention to his parents aging …

Letter: Overreaction

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Okay, people like Pickles – even an entire week devoted to the wife having misplaced a whole chicken that she had cooked. I got tired of the strip soon after it appeared, and when that week about the missing chicken began, I wrote to the Monitor (Letters, Nov. …

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 …