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Letter to the editor: Republicans are lying to us all

Posted on January 19, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



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Letter to the editor: Trump following in W's footsteps

Posted on January 5, 2017 |
By Peter Grant



We are hearing Trumped up charges that the U.S. intelligence services got Iraq wrong so we shouldn’t believe them now. Now the Main Trumper is saying he knows better than our intelligence people. Same mistake.

Bush was confident that his story, that his friends made up, was the truth, so he invaded Iraq. Now the Trump is doing the same thing, ignoring the truth and selling another bag of Trumped up “alternate truth,” which really should be called what they are — lies.

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Letter to the editor: Trump creating bigger 'swamp'

Posted on December 8, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



Trump said he would drain the swamp in Washington. We are watching as he creates a newer and bigger swamp. Watch as he appoints alligators to guard hen houses. He reads alt news with its made up stories. We find that a town in Moravia was paid to set up websites to spread false stories about Hillary. Poor Hillary probably didn’t even know since she surely didn’t read such things as Breitbart, with so many important things to do.

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Republicans win elections by lying; Trump no exception

Posted on November 21, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



Trump is a loser.

Elizabeth Warren finally said it out loud, “Trump is a loser.”

He lost a billion dollars. Imagine what he will do with the U.S. budget, where we are talking about real money.

When we heard about his tax returns and the billion loss, the wise pundits only thought about the tax write-off. The tax write-off was a minor problem compared to Trump being unable to run a business.

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Opinion: Drivers: Activate signal before turning

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



It would be better if drivers used turn signals properly, which means turning them on before you turn. I keep having a car in front of me slow down with brake lights and wondering what are they about to do.

Can I pass them? Will they do whatever they want to do soon. Do I need to get out to help them?

No, they then start to turn, which answers the question. Then they turn on turn signals, as if that added anything.

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Opinion: Fox spreads propaganda

Posted on September 8, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



Clinton backers are more rational.

Karlene Callahan’s letter in the Addison Independent (Sept. 1) shows irrationality. She says her source of news, Fox, is different than other sources in it is correct and all others are wrong. One form of insanity is to think that everyone else is wrong.

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Opinion: Money behind climate skeptics

Posted on May 19, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



I see, by the letter in the May 12 Addy Indy, that there are some in Vermont who still believe the coal/oil industry propaganda that there is no global warming.

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Opinion: Act 46 could use more coverage

Posted on May 12, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



At the meeting in Bristol last night over Act 46, it seems that there are a lot of questions about what it means.

One question concerned towns voting not to join the new and improved school districts. Seems the Legislature made the law a “take it or we will do it for you” system. Which left one open question, among many, and that was about a town dropping out of the district, like Huntington. Well, Huntington is in an area that modern news media doesn’t really cover, since we no longer have a regional/state paper.

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Opinion: Canadian friends invite me to move north

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



Canadian friends are inviting me to move to Canada before Trump has a wall built, paid for by Canada.

No one has asked how Trump will force Mexico to build a wall. How many bombs will it take before Trump realizes that Mexico can’t afford to restrain its criminals, much less pay for a wall? Does Trump think before engaging his mouth?

I remember when people around the world were laughing with puzzlement when Reagan was elected back in 1980.

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Opinion: Drawbridges an excellent idea

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Peter Grant



What happened to the suggestion in a recent letter to the Independent for drawbridges?

An excellent idea. The sides of the trench might need work but the tracks would not need lowering. The bridges need replacing anyway, so why not with drawbridges?

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