November 21, 2012

Letters to the editor
Where black voters come from

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Charlie Webster
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Maine Republican Party Chairman Charlie Webster’s claim that hundreds of unknown black people voted in rural Maine prompts tongue-in-cheek speculation by a reader about where these voters might have been hidden before Election Day.

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During my career, I spent hundreds of hours talking to thousands of people – children, adults, seniors – about smoke detectors and about how to make a home escape plan.

To me, there is no such thing as an "accidental" fire. While they are not intentional, they are caused by people who don't give fire safety a thought. They put furniture and papers next to wood stoves, they overload electrical outlets without thinking about what they are doing.

Tragedies like the one in Orrington do not have to happen. Give your personal fire safety some thought. Protect your family and yourself against the tragedy of an unintentional fire.

Jerry DiMillo


President second-guessed by those who wish him ill


In regards to the letter "Re-electing Obama shows bad judgment" (Nov. 10): The author of this letter needs to turn off Fox News.

President Obama inherited a mess from Bush 43 and has been rebuffed at every turn by Republicans. Yet with the most expensive and nastiest campaign behind us, America rose up and said, "We as a nation want President Obama to finish the job he started."

Under a Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan administration, this country could well be on our way to more conflicts in the Middle East and tax hikes for the middle and lower class, yet no new taxes for the rich. The idea of repealing Obamacare without a viable option would be disastrous at best.

To quote the author of this letter, he said he is going to perform a bit of personal economic stimulus and stock up on emergency supplies, food, guns and ammunition because the collapse of America is coming. Hunker down and ride out the storm.

Wow, this is the same thing I thought if Romney/Ryan were to win. Just kidding!

What a great country we live in to have the democratic freedoms to bash the liberal media, deride the newly elected president and still have the ability to walk around this country a free man after making statements like that. God bless America. Good luck, President Obama!

Kevin Piccone



Rather than compromise, Hostess strikers risk jobs


Hostess Brands said it could wind up laying off all workers, 18,000 nationally. So, no loaf of bread to a union worker is better than 95 percent of the loaf.

Now we see why the takers – unemployed strikers, in this example – have exceeded the taxpayers. Well done, strikers.

Robert Klowas



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