Letters

Attack on O’Reilly was smokescreen

Sherry Clay’s Aug. 5 article evades and deflects, rather than debates, the merit of Bill O’Reilly’s claims about African-Americans. She cleverly places “people like Zimmerman and O‘Reilly” in the racist camp as the culprits for black ...

Tea-party types have worn out welcomes

There are only three kinds of music that mean anything to me: church hymns I grew up with, military marches by John Phillips Souza, and Dixieland jazz “smiling music.” I’ll tell you what else is music to my ears: When I hear that the tea party in Congress wants to ...

What happened to civility?

I recently attended a rally at City Hall where Nashua citizens were peacefully protesting the need to close background check loopholes when purchasing a gun. As expected, there was a counter-protest. What I did not expect was the appalling behavior that I witnessed. I have never seen such ...

O’Brien wrong on many levels

Congressional candidate Bill O’Brien was subjected to widespread and richly deserved ridicule for his Aug. 1 speech in Concord at which he compared Obamacare to slavery. He equated the Affordable Care Act to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. That comparison makes no sense even when you ...

Don’t misread pope’s remarks

The pope’s comments “If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?” could be taken for his approval of gay activity, but not so. Homosexual activity is naturally wrong, as bodies of men and women are naturally created only ...

O’Reilly column was tribute to ignorance

Bill O’Reilly’s column July 30 is extremely offensive, showing arrogance, ignorance and bias by overgeneralizing about African-American families and oversimplifying blacks’ continued struggle within poor urban areas. O’Reilly attempts to excuse ...

A Truly “Missing Viewpoint”

A truly ‘Missing Viewpoint’ In the July 27 “Missing Viewpoint” editorial cartoon, it showed the artist’s conception of what Al Sharpton thinks of the race-relations chasm (wide) versus the race-relations chasm (narrow) as it exists in the eyes ...

Theraputic marijuana law will see suffering, death

Law will cause death, suffering These are the inevitable consequences of New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law: People will suffer, and some will die, either because dispensaries aren’t yet open or will have to close due to the many restrictions put upon them; or when the ...

ACA is really insurance reform

The Affordable Care Act known as Obamacare is, at its core, health-insurance-industry reform. It is not health-provider reform, meaning it is not changing anything providers like doctors or nurses do clinically, only the incentives for payment and reimbursement. The U.S. provider community is ...

“Stand your ground” silliness

In your lead story Friday, the Republican Senate Majority leader unwittingly showed the surreal silliness of New Hampshire’s Stand Your Ground law. He did that while trying to claim a difference from that of the law in the ultimate silly State, Florida. The N.H. law ‘was ...

Replace weak Nashua aldermen

Weak aldermen don’t listen to constituents It is so sad that none of our downtown trees will be saved. Some members of the Board of Aldermen wish to save the trees. One member of the Board of Public Works (me) wishes to save the trees, and a vast majority of the citizens of Nashua ...

Kuster voted to fund spying on Americans

In voting against defunding the NSA’s covert warrantless mass surveillance, Rep. Anne Kuster showed her loyalties are to her bosses in Washington, not to America or her constituents. This should not have been a difficult issue. The NSA has been caught violating the Fourth Amendment ...

Take care of new sidewalks

The completion of the new sidewalk in a retail section of downtown Nashua, on the west side of Main Street between Water and Factory streets, is in its final stage. I would like to encourage the citizens of Nashua to come downtown to see the new sidewalks versus the old sidewalks. Back in the ...

Zimmerman win was really prosecution’s loss

George Zimmerman’s defense did not win his trial. It was lost by the prosecution. When a dummy was brought into court and slammed forcefully repeatedly against the floor, I heard no outrage from the prosecution. In reality, Zimmerman had minor injuries, referred to as ...

Buchanan makes up own ‘facts’ about shooting

If you believe the first two “facts” pushed by Patrick Buchanan regarding Trayvon Martin, you might have believed that either – as Buchanan put it – Trayvon Martin was shot by a “racist, profiling, wannabee cop named George ...

Chance to support a local station on cable

We are the beneficiaries of the fantastic advancements in the electronics industry which provides us with the ability to receive high-definition, digital television programming and first-run motion pictures on demand. The company that provides that service at, I believe, a somewhat inflated ...

Purple Heart plate law not right

Gov. Maggie Hassan signed SB 47, effective Aug. 31, that allows a spouse to retain the Purple Heart license plate after the recipient’s death, until the death or remarriage of the surviving spouse. I strongly protest this decision. A recipient of this medal should be the only person ...

Taking issue with mayor’s paving idea

Nashua citizens paid $5 million over 10 years to purchase our local water delivery system from corporate ownership. The primary reasons were to keep decisions governing our natural water supply locally controlled, and to save from development what was left of the company land in ...

More to Nashua parking issues

Thank you for the article on Nashua’s consideration of changing the current parking restrictions for overnight vehicles. This is very important to me for another reason. Someone I know has been homeless off and on for the past five years. His vehicle is everything – ...

Shaheen did state a disservice

It is nice to know how to act as the senior senator. Jeanne Shaheen, New Hampshire’s senior senator, has shown the way. When you are required to be in D.C., acting in the best interest of the citizens of New Hampshire, you go to New York to raise money for your own reelection. Why ...