December 12, 2012

Letters to the editor
Taping LePage pointless, provocative

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By paying a tracker to follow Gov. LePage with a video camera, the Democratic Party is sowing discord between the executive and legislative branches of state government, a reader says.

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Those who want to solicit the services of a sex worker will do so, regardless of its legality.

Maine and the United States (nod to Nevada) should discontinue their moralizing and allow people to conduct themselves as they see fit, without Big Brother making itself privy to the goings-on behind closed doors.

Timothy Wing



U.S. aid to Egypt finances freedom, but only for Morsi


The decrees issued in Egypt recently by President Mohammed Morsi show that freedom, which America paid for, may be taking hold in that nation. However, the freedom seems to just be for Morsi.

This seems like an unusual manifestation of freedom as we know it. It calls to memory guys like Fidel Castro, Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler – but that must be just our minds playing tricks.

Egypt is the second-highest recipient of our foreign aid, just behind our good friend Israel, where we send more than $3 billion annually, and it is said that Egypt orchestrated a cease-fire in the latest conflict in the region involving Israel and Hamas.

It almost looks like we are bankrolling complex international affairs at a time when our own economic situation is precarious.

That said, it is also worth marking down that Egypt is said to have been a conduit for rockets being sent from Iran to bonk Israel. In addition, there is apparently talk of Egypt spending foreign aid received from us on military hardware.

It is not clear just which faction in Egypt gets this stuff, but we do know where it comes from – that is, our defense industry. We also see where it ends up when we watch CNN – blown to bits and scattered around desolate deserts far removed from any touristy pyramids. It is unclear how that helps us.

The logistics involved in this must be so boggling that even UPS would spend a fortune unraveling it. This brings us around to submitting my proposal, which could save us a huge amount of money. Let's just write out a check to President Morsi for the whole thing and have Karl Rove deliver it personally.

Richard C. Dillihunt



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