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Writer: Obama re-election guarantees further decline

At last, someone who cares has written the truth regarding the election. I applaud Charlie Prula, and like him, I have never been so disappointed and angry with my fellow Americans. When this state did not approve the voter ID law -- in order to stop fraud -- I knew Obama would win. Charles' letter (Nov. 20) was extremely well written and I agree with every word.

Unfortunately, the American people did not care enough to do their homework and use their so-called intellect to vote for a man who truly loves his country and would return us to the world of which we were once so proud.

My husband and our men and women in the military have fought and lost lives to keep our country safe and above reproach.

This president is slowly taking away our privacies so he can become the ruler of the world. We are fast becoming a socialist country and losing the credibility we once proudly endured.

We can thank the takers of our country for our failures. Let them not complain for our inevitable future.

Bless our children and our grandchildren for the insurmountable debt they face. The sad part is they will never know the country as we did four years ago.

Thank you, Charlie, well done.

Mourning for past days of our national pastime

Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants for becoming 2012 World Series Champions by defeating the Detroit Tigers four games to none.

Unfortunately unless you live in the San Francisco or Detroit markets you probably didn't know this or don't care about this fact . . . even now!

You see, all of the games are played at night and the first pitch starts around 8:17 p.m. With an average baseball game lasting close to three hours, most Little Leaguers, high school baseball fans, and fifty-something fans (such as me) are in bed during the late-inning drama on the East Coast.

This tremendous accomplishment by the San Francisco Giants proved to be one of the poorest national television ratings for a World Series in recent memory.

During the American League Championship Series between the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers I happened to be listening to the ESPN radio broadcast when Orel Hershiser made reference of being of the transistor radio generation. This made me reminisce about following a World Series game by word-of-mouth during grade school growing up in the Heights section of Wilkes-Barre.

Today we have high-definition, crystal-clear production of what once was our national pastime and very few people seem to watch. Maybe we were better off when people would ask someone on the street on a crisp October afternoon, Did the Dodgers score to tie it up in the 7th inning?

Beverly Brougher Dallas John Minetola Luzerne

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