Press-Republican

November 12, 2011

Letters to the Editor: Nov. 12, 2011


Press-Republican

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Fundraising appreciated

TO THE EDITOR: I would once again like to thank Ranchside Park campsite owners Sam and Marie Trombley and the campers for another successful season for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

In addition to the summer bottle drive, this year we added a bake sale. Thanks to the generosity of our camp neighbors, Bill, Audrey, Eddie and Chris, Cindy, Jim, Maddie and Shane, and Pat, Michel and Leane, this first-time effort will now be an annual event.

Overall, more than $400 was raised this season. Thanks again for all your support.

ETHAN KING

Ellenburg Depot

Overwhelmed by help

TO THE EDITOR: I recently lost everything I own but the clothes on my back to a house fire.

There has been such an outpouring of kindness of friends, family and even strangers in this community that I am overwhelmed with gratefulness.

Since there were people I didn't even know, I would just like to say thank you to everyone who helped me and my boys in some way or another the last few weeks.

For everyone's kindness, I cannot say thank you enough.

KRISTINA PAIGE

Malone

Billions in bailouts

TO THE EDITOR: To those who are deemed by the state of New York to be so much smarter than any one of us because they have one of those degrees, which is by design underwritten by New York state, now they claim Bernie Maddoff and his Ponzi scheme took so many other smart and quite intelligent people for a money ride. Apparently, a lot of them had to get off the money wagon, which made the news since it happened to be the biggest theft in history.

Well, to the educated folks, we now know, a man can get to be president and not know one thing about the heart of the American citizen, the valor of our sons and daughters, the Constitution, not knowing that we the citizens are and will always be a Christian nation, and that freedom is taught at home with a mom and dad.

We see one bailout of $750 billion, and that money gets loaned to foreign countries, then a $950 billion bailout and now a $450 billion beg-athon of and for the 1 percent of socialist people who are wrecking our America. It kind of makes me laugh, as, like you, we just sit on the unsophisticated sofa of ignorance, and we see the dad of all Ponzi schemes going on, and the 1 percent of our citizens have wrecked our Constitution in less than three years and shamed us. Let Bernie be president and put the O'Bummer in prison now.

Great education, Chicago style. Ask yourself this, occupy group or tea party group running the United States, why don't you vote the same way?

TERRY DANIELS

Plattsburgh

Christmas and Christ

TO THE EDITOR: With Christmas just around the corner, here is a suggestion to all the large retailers: Advertise your sales as Christmas sales, not as holiday sales or Xmas sales.

If I and very many other Christians see advertising not listed as Christmas, we will not shop and spend our money at your store. Christmas is about Christ; that's one reason I go by the saying "Keep Christ in Christmas."

By the way, if you are selling Christmas trees and your sign says Xmas trees, I won't buy one from you, either.

Claude Dessureault

Rouses Point