LETTERS: Commentary on Meriden / Not my president 

LETTERS: Commentary on Meriden / Not my president 

The turning point


Why so many power shut offs? Thursday, 3 May, R-J, any person knows you can’t invite people to CT who have no education, job, only welfare income and no incentive to do better.

The turning point has come to fruition. Even the check off box on your bill which Eversource hoped would pay part of the debt. We will be paying more for our electricity because it is not free. 

Didn’t Like This Week: Opinion cartoon 29 May R-J school heli-bus dropping children to a doorless, windowless school. Come on get a life. You don’t know too many NRA members or their purpose.

Drove by Pratt St. Building traffic islands you can’t even keep Parker Ave. grass growing.

My street pavement is deteriorating, when will you fix that? Empty city lots, mattress dumping, blighted houses, overgrown grass, we need another pizza joint.

If the city gave business a tax break 20 years ago Meriden Hospital wouldn’t be a eyesore. Mon 14 May R-J finally bump outs being removed after I complained in letter to editor about 10 years ago, waste of money. Will be removing Bridge to Nowhere (somebody’s legacy) in 20 years.

I think some letter writers have TDS 16 years of destroying America yeah Bush and Obama. We need to replace all those big spenders. 

Hint — Look what I did with your money. Wake up Meriden taxpayers. If Chris and Dick worked with the President Connecticut might be in better shape. Look what Elizabeth did for US. Hypocrites all.

I am the N.R.A. and I stand for freedom.

S.C. Staszewski, Meriden

A dystopian reading list


It's time for summer reading suggestions, so  I have a few if any of you want to take a dystopian diversion.

We have all read how Big Brother dominates and the truth dies in Orwell's 1984, but you may want to visit a dark America in Sinclair Lewis' “It Can’t Happen Here.”

Written during the time of Huey P. Long's dictatorship in Louisiana. FDR is replaced in this novel. Institutions are attacked and  the U.S. becomes a totalitarian state. Sound familiar?

“The Plot Against America” by the late Philip Roth, imagines that  Charles Lindbergh, founder of the "America First" committee, a forerunner to MAGA, defeats FDR.

Anti-Semitism plagues the nation and we see the U.S. in the eyes of a young Roth. Earlier this year the NYT asked Roth what he thought of the present illegitimate POTUS.

He said "No one I know has foreseen an America like the one we live in today. No one could have imagined that the 21st century catastrophe to befall the USA, the most debasing of disasters, would appear not, say, in the terrifying guise of the Orwellian Big Brother, but in the ominous ridiculous commedia dell'arte figure of the boastful buffoon."

Not my President!

Paul E. Gradwell, Meriden  


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