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Page 4 POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 12, 2012 by Sal Giarratani  ....... xr Sometimes I Wonder About the State of the American People America has been falling down for a while now but it would appear most folks haven't noticed anything if you look at the presidential polls where President Barack Obama is still holding a lead slightly over Mitt Romney. It's not exactly a great ground- swell of support since most folks, especially we from Massachusetts, know first- hand the executive style of our former governor. He's only won once back in 2002 When Republicans pushed Acting Governor Jane Swift aside and then the Demo- crats gave us a nominee for governor worse than Mark Roosevelt with Shannon O'Brien. He should have just walked into office rather than run for the seat. This year, like in the past, Romney keeps changing his mind. Back when he ran for Ted Kennedy's seat, he was trying to out-liberal Kennedy. What a waste of his time and ours. This year, he was the son that Ronald Reagan never knew he had. He runs over time all over the map. He is anti-choice, he isn't pro-choice, he is multiple choice! I so wish Jay Severin were still on the radio air- waves in Boston. I would love to hear him explain just how badly things are going for the Romney camp. Before his station went off the air, he was saying this year the choice is between the guy named Obama and the guy not named Obama. However, it is turning out the guy named Obama still seems to be winning. I cannot understand with the country moving along so badly on so many fronts that people still like Obama's smile more than his failed performance. We spent how much stimulus money to find more jobs for more people, yet unemployment stays endlessly at 8 percent. If you count the people who gave up looking for work and those forced into part-time work, actually unemploy- ment is closer to 15 percent and making this recovery impossible as we stay close to Great Depression stats all around. When it comes to all these TV debates and negative media advertisemenLs, I give them no credence. I don't need to hear tired debate responses or all those nega- tive ads about the other guy or gal to know what is hap- pening in my life on a daily basis. Every day we struggle and every day nothing seems to get better. It would be as if no one is awake these days. How can voters not see the trouble we are in and the lack of answers by those running the government? We have a useless president and a useless Congress. Ev- erybody is &^%S#*&@ about the other party. Our national long-term debt falls deeper into the toilet bowl and no one seems to think it is a big deal. We have nations around the world pushing us around and killing our citizens. We have a political party and president who keep blaming our Muslim image problem on the First Amendment and some stupid Internet movie trailer made out in Califor- nia by folks I guess who don't like Muslims. Our mainstream media folks keep acting like gov- ernment-sponsored media. They keep cutting slack and giving endless hall passes to a president who never gets challenged by journalists who see what is going on but (Continued on Page 13) J-Iappy Columbus ay America in History Landing of Columbus Designs created & implemented by Constantino Brumidi (1805-1880) The Michelangelo of the United States Capitol OCTOBER ITALIAN HERITAGE MONTH COMMITTEE Giuseppe Pastorelli, Consul General of Italy, Honorary Chairman Kevin A. Caira, President Dr. Stephen F. Maio, Chairman of the Board Salvatore Bramante, Vice-President Fiscal Affairs James DiStefano, State President OSIA, Director Dr. John Christoforo, Director of Education Anna Quadri, Director of Public Relations Dr. Spencer DiScala, Historian Comm. Lino Rullo, President Emeritus Hon. Joseph V. Ferrino, Ret., Chairman Emeritus Hon. Peter W. Agnes, Jr., Chairman Emeritus (617) 499-7955 * 64 th Annual Columbus Day Parade (Continued from Page 1) ! TO/1 Ill00 * Per Ounce! 24K 781-286-CASH 6:o We Buy Diamonds, GoM and Silver lewelrg'41l We Buy Gold and Silver Coins j J :U 345 Broadway, Revere Cash in you Gold for Back to School Money Hours lO-5:30 pm every day. Saturdays until 3:30 pm jrtappy Columbus ay Rapino Memorial Home 9 Chelsea St., East Boston 617-567-1380 .i !!'i! ..... Kirby-Rapino Memorial Home 917 Bennington St. East Boston 617-569-0305 Dino C. Manca Funeral Director A Family Service Affiliate of AFFS/gervice Corp. Infl 206 Winter St. Fall River, MA 02720 508-676-2454 JIappy Columbus .................... '! ....... i . ,v YMCA Membership Includes; State-of-the-Art Fitness Center FREE Get Started Program Group Exercise Studio FREE Group Exercise Classes Personal Training FREE Childcare While 8, Nutrition Consultations You Exercise EAST BOSTON YMCA 617-569-9622 YMCA OF GREATER BOSTON 215 Bremen & 54 Ashley Streets Dr. Dean J. Saluti President Renaissance Lodge, OSIA a Majorie Cahn P.O. Box 692027, Quincy, MA 02269