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From the Gloucester Times Editorial Page





President’s actions shameful
To the editor:

For me, Veterans Day is not only a day of remembrance but also a day of appreciation and great sadness. I am proud that we as a people have chosen to honor those we have lost. Proud also that we continue to honor all veterans, especially those who carry physical and mental scars as a result of their service to our country. I am heartened by the fact that the people of our nation do not forget -- even if the leader of our country can not be bothered!

As someone who served for more than 30 years, I was appalled and disgusted by the actions of President Trump this past week. I was appalled when he bypassed honoring those who died in the Battle of Belleau Wood during World War I, but was shocked
even more when he ignored my brothers and sisters at Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day. His excuses were as believable as his draft dodging heel spurs!

Shame on you, Mr. President.

HARRY R. HOGLANDER LT. COLONEL, USAF, RET. Gloucester
Posted by bottomofthehill | Thu Nov 15, 2018, 04:40 PM (4 replies)

Washington Capitals Win and the question of the hour is

Is the Caps crowd bigger than the Trump Inaguration.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Jun 4, 2018, 10:14 PM (2 replies)

What I love about Northern Virginia

I am sitting in la Madeleine, a French bistro watching a young lady in a hijab speaking to her co-workers in Spanish. An additional co-worker comes in with some type of home made Salvadoran sweet bread that she is sharing and they all seem to enjoy.

There is a sense of community, all hard at work early in the morning, enjoying each other’s company. It is nice to see.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Apr 22, 2018, 06:53 AM (12 replies)

As usual, I am a day late and a dollar short

But this song makes me laugh, and I forgot to play it yesterday but the “ no one as Irish as Barak O’Bama still makes me laugh.

https://m.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Mar 18, 2018, 11:10 AM (0 replies)

Congresswoman Tsongas to retire

BREAKING NEWS
US Representative Niki Tsongas said Wednesday she will not seek another term in Congress.
“I feel it is a good time to go,’’ she told the Globe as she prepared to release a statement announcing her decision.
The Lowell Democrat was elected to the seat that was being vacated in 2007 by then-US representative Marty Meehan. She serves on the US House Armed Services Committee, where she has worked on sexual abuse and veterans issues.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Aug 9, 2017, 10:44 AM (1 replies)

Thank god they are following her with a

Democratic, Pro Choice, retired General....hard to find Republicans who want to speak up for him
Posted by bottomofthehill | Mon Jul 18, 2016, 09:45 PM (2 replies)

Having failed in his quest to make President Obama a 1 term President

Senator MCConnell instead chooses to act as if he accomplished his goal, and will try to keep the President of the United States from appointing a Justice to the Supreme Court. What other presidential duties will he deny him of... What other parts of the Constitution will he ignore over his blind hatred (not color blind though) of this President.

No matter who wins the Primary, we need to elect a Democrat in the General Election! And bring a Democratic Senate with her ( sorry, I remain a Hillary supporter but will happily vote for either in the general as they both are so far superior to anything we will get on the republican side).
Posted by bottomofthehill | Sun Feb 14, 2016, 09:37 AM (0 replies)

If the Republicans choose someone who is not a Member of the House as Speaker, how will they pay...

If the person is not a Member of the House, they will not have a salary for him/her. The Speaker makes $223,500 and that money will have to come from somewhere.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Thu Oct 15, 2015, 02:22 PM (8 replies)

Simple thought on the Secret Service

They should focus on their primary roll. Protecting the President of the United States. Enough of the NSSE bullshit, the Super Bowl, baseball All-Star game, the Emmys. Whatever the fuck they are up to cut it out until you have your primary function in order, PROTECTION......that simple. Get that right, then go back to counterfeiting and credit card fraud, but for now, get the big stuff right. Stop looking for the next big job with the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, Big Banks, focus on doing your job.
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Oct 1, 2014, 02:18 AM (2 replies)

When Ed Markey wins the Senate Race

Who gets into the race to fill the 5th District??? I am hoping that Jamie Eldridge will look at the race. He woukd make a great Congressman
Posted by bottomofthehill | Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:55 PM (3 replies)
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