August 21, 2012

Letters to the editor: LePage's 'secret plan' stirs skepticism

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Gov. LePage sees the Legislature as solely “a rubber stamp for the executive,” a reader says.

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We can do something! In 1993, James Orthwein threatened to move our Patriots to St. Louis, home of his Budweiser money. Someone organized a Bud boycott, and Anheuser-Busch beer sales plummeted in New England, one of its best markets. James sold the team to a season ticket holder named Bob Kraft in 1994.

What can we do? We still want to go to the games. BUT, when at Fenway, we can stop buying food and yes, even beer, at the concessions.

We can stop buying products that advertise on Sox TV and radio, and let the companies know why. We can stop buying new hats and T-shirts, although wearing old ones will always be encouraged.

Our demand of ownership? Two choices:

(1) Give the GM a budget and get out of the way. You guys think you know baseball. You don't. Why do you think Theo left? Why do you think Papelbon is in Philly? Say goodbye to Jacoby soon. We need a public commitment that you will let Ben, or the next GM, show us what he can do.

(2) Cash out. Sell the team. Great investment. Thanks for the two World Series titles. Can you imagine how good the Sox would be in five years if the Kraft family owned them?

Until then, we will spend no more than we have to spend in support of our boys on the field. Please share this movement with all your Sox fans. Thanks for caring.

Chris Neagle


Boy Scouts shouldn't alter stance on gay troop leaders 

I'm sure we (older than age 50) agree that America is very sick. It's not the country we all loved and would give our life for.

I'm tired of the people writing in to your newspaper saying that the Boy Scouts should apologize because they don't believe in the attitude on homosexuality that society is trying to jam down our throats.

The Boy Scouts I joined 60 years ago believed in God and the Bible as they do today. Thank God for that.

It's time America gets back on track and put God back in our lives, where he should be. This country was a better place to live back in the '40s and '50s when God was ever-present in our lives. Amen.

Charles E. Aaskov


Caregiver sets poor example by not wearing her gloves 

I was shocked by the picture on the front page of Thursday's Portland Press Herald.

I cannot believe a medical assistant would actively be wiping blood from an injection site without having on gloves. What was she thinking?

Gail Meyer



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