Caring worker gets
shown to the door
ALTo the editor:
This is an open letter to all citizens of Attleboro.
On Friday, June 27, Attleboro lost one of its most capable, caring administrators, Patricia Hornbuckle, who was the nutrition coordinator of the Council on Aging’s Gordon Larson Senior Center.
Her competency was evidenced by the ordering and presenting of on-site meals, plus Meals on Wheels for those of us who are homebound.
Her caring side was also demonstrated by the way she addressed each diner by name and her follow-up calls if someone was missing.
In my judgment, her qualities made her a unique leader and friend at the Larson Senior Center.
Oh, by the way, her appreciation: Her job has been eliminated.
John R. Crotty
in furniture giveaway
To the editor:
I was very confused when I read the coverage of the June 23 meeting of the Plainville Board of Selectmen (“MacDonald named new accountant,” June 25). While Andrea Soucy’s announcement that she has a pool table and gun cabinet to give away was covered in some detail, absolutely nothing was mentioned about Ms. Soucy blocking the reappointment of three Plainville conservation commissioners.
I suggest that Ms. Soucy advertise her castoffs on Craigslist or FreeCycle, like the rest of us. I also suggest that she not use Plainville resources (“Anyone interested should contact the selectmen’s office at town hall at 508-695-3010, ext. 11 and leave a message.”) for her personal needs.
And I urge The Sun Chronicle to direct its reporters to cover news that’s useful to Plainville citizens. Surely the possible loss of three dedicated conservation commissioners deserved as many lines as a furniture give away.
Tell Congress to join
pieces of energy hose
To the editor:
The illustration in the Voice of the Public section July 5 with the caption “JOIN, or DIE.” is probably the simplest yet most concise answer to America’s energy woes. It illustrates that it isn’t going to be just one thing that will solve our problems. It will be the combination of many things.
I only hope that sometime very soon the Democrats in control of Congress come to that same realization.
I, like most conservatives and most Republican members of Congress, believe any way out needs to be comprehensive. That means development of alternative sources, while at the same time drilling for our own oil to keep us in business while we develop these new technologies. The Democrats are single-threaded on this subject. They believe wind and solar are the only answers. They won’t consider clean coal. They won’t consider nuclear. They even often take issue with hydro-electric generation. They would see our economy, and probably our country, die rather than do anything that goes against the radical environmental tenets of their most ardent liberal supporters.
I would encourage every citizen to send a copy of this illustration along with a letter expressing his or her feelings, to their congressperson. If you don’t have access to the illustration, it depicts a gasoline hose where the hose itself is in pieces. Each piece is labeled as follows: Domestic Drilling, Coal, New Refineries, Hydrogen, Fuel-Efficient Vehicles, Nuclear, Solar & Wind, and Conservation, with the words U.S. Energy Policy on the pump handle itself.
If we, as citizens, band together and truly let our representatives know how we feel, it may actually wake them up to the harsh realities we face and actually work to solve America’s energy problems.
Dinner companion says
Mideast backing Obama
To the editor:
I recently had dinner with a native born Middle-Eastern man. Arabic is his first language. He came from a Muslim nation, and still has close ties to family back home. This is what he told me: 1.) Arabic language media in the Middle-East is telling the people that Barack Hussein Obama is a Muslim. 2.) That any Muslim person of means there should funnel campaign support to him by any means legal or illegal at their disposal, as many have family and friends in the states, and that 3.) They are being told that Barack Obama, in conjunction with a liberal, Democrat Congress, will open wide the floodgates of immigration so they can come here in the kind of numbers that they will be able to conquer America from within.
This has been the Muslim strategy that has been employed to greatly increase their numbers in Russia, Denmark, France and Britain to the point where all of these countries could become Muslim nations within one or two more generations. France is already at least 30 percent Muslim.
This was not the opinion of my Middle Eastern friend. He asserted in the strongest terms possible that it is simple fact, and that he has heard things of this very nature from Arabic language Al-Jazeera media sources himself.
He concluded by telling me that if Barack Hussein Obama were to win our presidential election in November, the Muslim world will celebrate in the streets just as if 9/11 had happened all over again. We have been warned.
Harold F. Crowell
Look at whole picture
of gay pride movement
To the editor:
The duplicity of the gay pride movement is very striking. On one hand is an outer facade, as exemplified by the recent photo of Gov. Patrick and his family marching together, united for a cause. Not shown was the float carrying bikini-clad male dancers simulating sex acts or the contingent of sado-masochists. And not reported in mainstream media was the May 13 “Boston Dyke March.” The photos I saw showed women carrying large signs with frequent use of the “F” word, descriptions of what they would like to do to someone’s sister, and one that read “We recruit.” These are the people pushing their agenda in our schools.
The saddest picture of all, the one that brought me to write this letter, was of a beautiful child hoisted onto the shoulders of one of her lesbian mothers so she could have a clear view of this parade of obscenities.
As for the funds allocated to promote tolerance in the schools, I have seen some of the literature distributed by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network and the state-funded Commission on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth — it contained more “how and where to hook up” than anything to do with tolerance.
The Gay Pride Movement seems to consist of many half-truths covering up a pretty disturbing reality.
Applaud senator for support of the disabled
To the editor:
I am writing to publicly thank state Sen. Scott Brown, R-Wrentham, for his work on behalf of people with disabilities.
Human service organizations like ours touch the lives of one in every 10 residents in Massachusetts.
Included in those services is help to the one in every 150 children diagnosed with autism; in Massachusetts, one in 93 boys is reported to belong on the autism spectrum.
Sen. Brown recently voted for passage of Senate Bill 65, which will enable nonprofit agencies to remain financially viable as they pursue their mission of service to thousands.
He also voted to change the name of “Department of Mental Retardation,” an outdated and disparaging term abhorred by many people with disabilities.
Scott and his entire family support countless charitable fundraising events in the area. They demonstrate their commitment to civic engagement and the good of our communities by their tireless efforts.
As a resident of North Attleboro and president of HMEA, I am fortunate to be represented by Sen. Brown.
THIS WRITER is president of HMEA in Franklin.
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