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POST-GAZETTE, JULY 22, 2011 Page 3 POST-GAZETTE Pamela Donnaruma, Publisher and Editor 5 Prince Street, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 617-227-8929 617-227-8928 FAX 617-227-5307 e-mail: Website: Subscriptions in the United States $30.00 yearly Published weekly by Post-Gazette, 5 Prince St., P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 USPS 1538 - Second-Class Postage paid at Boston, MA POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the POST-GAZETTE - P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 James V. Donnaruma Caesar L. Donnaruma Phyllis F. Donnaruma 1896 to 1953 1953 to 1971 1971 to 1990 Vol. 115 - No. 29 Friday, July 22, 2011 OUR POLICY: To help preserve the ideals and sacred traditions of this our adopted country the United States of America: To revere its laws and inspire others to respect and obey them: To strive unceasingly to quicken the public's sense of civic duty: In all ways to aid in making this country greater and better than we found it. GUEST EDITORIAL DEMOCRATS WILL REGRET CROSSING SENIORS by Edward P. Shallow from the Washington Examiner Washington gets $200 billion a month, Social Security costs $50 billion a month and Obama is threatening to starve Grandma? President Obama told CBS News today that he "cannot guarantee that those (Social Security) checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it." However, wait a minute. If Washington receives about $200 billion in monthly revenues and sends out roughly $50 billion worth of Social Security checks and the same amount of Medicare payments, why is Obama claiming the checks may not go out? Isn't $200 billion minus $100 billion still $100 billion? Obama is playing the demigod, that is why. Pure and simple. He is trying to scare seniors into making pan- icked calls to their congressional representatives beg- ging them to do whatever Obama and the Democrats want in order to keep the checks coming. This is demoguery of the worst sort because Obama has to know that what he is saying is false. When you and I say something we know to be false, it is called a "lie." Regarding TV ads, how about the one in which seniors are urged to call their representatives in Congress urg- ing them not to cut $I00 billion from Medicare. I further researched this issue and what I found will surely encourage seniors to form a resolution against Obama and his Democratic party. Here is what my research revealed: Obama took $500 billion from Medicare to fund ObamaCare. This abomi- nable act, just short of being criminal, enabled Obama (Continued on Page 15) CANE CHE ABBAIA NON MORDE. Barking dogs seldom bite. LETTERS POLICY The Post-Gazette invites its readers to submit Letters to the Editor. Letters should be typed, double-spaced and must include the writer's name, address and telephone number. Anonymous letters are not accepted for publication. Due to space considerations, we request that letters not exceed two double-spaced, type-written pages. This newspaper reserves the right to edit letters for style, grammar and taste and to limit the number of letters published from any one person or organization. Deadline for submission is 12:00 noon on the Monday prior to the Friday on which the writer wishes to have the material published. Submission by the deadline does not guarantee publication. Send letter to: Pamela Donnaruma, Editor, The Post-Gazette, P.O. Box 130135, Boston, MA 02113 The opinions expressed by our columnists and contributors Postzette provided they are clear, original photos. There is a $5 charge for each photo submitted. Photos can be submitted via e-mail: If you want your photos returned, include a sea'-addressed, stamped envelope. 5 th Annual Sacred Heart Festival -- Big Hit Again -- Tavares This year they were danc- ing in the parking lot dur- ing the 5 m Annual Sacred Heart Festival on 'Paris Street. Remember that old song about loving Paris in the spring time, summer, winter and fall well, the same goes every July over on a stretch of Paris Street in East Boston. Saturday night's musical assemble was just fantastic with three of my personal fa- vorites. Beawolfe, East Coast Acappella and one of the hot- test soul groups of all times. Tavares Beawolfe a local fa- vorite is back together again after splitting up. This clas- sic rock band began back in 1972. What can you say about East Coast Acappella? They are great at what they do as in doo wop. Listening to them brought back memories of the late 50's ; and early 60's when rock and roll was still young. Finally, there's Tavares. They put on a great show to watch, listen to and boogie right off stage. I was out there looking like John Travolta with my soul searching moves. Last year the festival brought in The Stylistics who were good but Tavares is tops in my group. They put on a show bringing energy both to the stage and to the audience. Kudos to DJ Damien from Soundz Unique who emceed and also to Father Wayne who brings Sacred Heart Par- ish alive with his active leadership. He's been at the Sacred Heart for over eight years now and keeps the parish vibrant. The Festival raised over $12 thousand for parish youth programs. Corporate benefactors this year were the East Boston Foundation, Celona enter- prises, Cora Electrical Ser- vices, Clear Channel, Massport and Suffolk Downs. On Friday night, there was an adult watermelon Eating contest. I wasn't there for it but I heard things got a little juicy on stage. Speaking of watermelon, who ever heard of a street vendor who didn't bring enough lemon slush? This is so Italian. I ended up eating watermelon slush and it was, well, just okay but a poor substitute for lemon slush. Next year, bring lots more lemon slush. Finally, thought I re- sembled John Travolta on the dance floor. I didn't have a chance on the mechani- cal bull; my bones are too old for it in 2011. Forty years ago that would have been a whole different story. See you next yearl Beawolfe (photo by Deanna@DeannaPhotography) Jvlappy 00tlnniversanj from AL NA TALE J and His CLASSIC SWING ORCHESTRA Happy Anniversary to the Post-Gazette from the d"Drivitera (J,00ami/v