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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 26, 2012 Page 7 Editorial (Continued from was a planned attack on the United States of America. Four Americans are dead and all we get is President Obama tongue-lashing his Republican opponent. The President's anger needs to be vented at the enemy not at a political opponent at the November 6 th election. Mitt Romney may have gotten his timeline mixed up, but not the message 4elivered to radicals before the storming of the embassy in Egypt or the killings in Libya. The message was clear, we were apologizing for a movie trailer that hurt the feelings of Muslims and attacking freedom of speech for Americans. We need not empower those who hate us through our perceived weakness. America needs to stand tall. Back in 1979, we had a weak president and saw both an ambassador murdered and hostages taken. Today through the same kind of weak leadership, we see the beginnings of history repeat- ing itself. I applaud Mitt Romney for speaking out. He was out- raged and it showed. Mean- while our president mumbles along. The Obama White House needs to stop making excuses for those who com- mit violence. So does Secre- tary of State Hillary Clinton. There is no excuse for kill- ings and violent protests. To excuse is to invite violence. We excuse and they retali= ate. Why are we shocked? While the liberal news media attacks Romney for misspeaking, none question why the president decided to go ahead with the taping of his upcoming appearance on Page 3) CBS-TV's "60 Minutes." Is this president ever not in campaign mode? Also, Chris Matthews on MSNBC was in his silly state of mind, ridi- culing Romney for standing up and speaking out against weakness in the face of vio- lence seemed stupid. Rom- ney may have erred in his timeline, but the apology to Muslim radicals is an actual fact not GOP make- believe. Jim Braude and Mike Barnicle reportedly were just as bad, blaming everything on that California film-maker and his anti- Muslim movie trailer on YouTube. How about blaming the violence on those who are violent? Why do liberal media outlets continue not to see what the rest of the country is seeing? The threats we face today around the world are far greater than those per- ceived back in the fifties and sixties when we saw the So- viets as a threat to world peace. I am much more afraid today because today's enemy is a far more danger- ous one and centuries apart. As dangerous as the Krem- lin was once perceived, at least America shared more with them than what divided us from them. We can't say that anymore, can we? Chris Matthews maybe slap-happy with Mitt Romney's goof but he should be more worried about the inaction of the Obama White House in the face of this on- going struggle with radical Islamists. It was this lazy attitude that led to what hap- pened on September 11, 2012. 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The floating res- how the unions operate: A it's what Michelle Obama advises parents to dol According to Michelle, only have a Halloween party if you're serving veggies and fruit! While the Obama's serve up high calorie entrees and goodies at their lavish parties, they expect the public to observe their wishes. The Obama's want to help insurance compa- nies cut costsH! ... The time has come for Boston city officials to do something about Pit Bulls. After a taurant would be accessible by a free water shuttle along Eastie and South Boston provided by the restaurant ... Do you know why hospitals insist that many terminal patients return home to die? It's because if they pass in the hospital the hospital's liability insurance goes upl God forbid an insurance company doesn't make a huge profit at the end of the year!!!! ... Cops surrounded an out of state car (New York license) Monday in Central vicious attack by two Pit Square. According to on- BIs in th Stre. dogkertwo men were hand- area recently, Mayor Tom Menino and Boston City Councillor Sal LaMattina want owners of Pit Bulls to register dogs with the city and require owners to muzzle their animals when in public. That's not an unreasonable request. Pit Bulls terrorize people and other animals by nature and more than some are not people friendly, only true to their owners ... A proposed upscale floating restaurant for East Boston. How inter- esting! Plans for a floating cuffed and taken away after an intense investigation by police ... It's beyond the call of duty! I'm talking about union workers that were threatened with fines of up to $150.00 if they didn't hold signs or work for (D) granny Liz Warren's election campaign at least one day. If granny wins, she can thank the unions! Unions are dominating the elections and influencing the voters! Barack Obama was elected mostly due to union backing and by people on government woman belonging to the Teacher's Union dining at the Port Hole in Lynn recently stopped at a table with people supporting Senator Scott Brown. She interrupted and said she was voting for granny Liz. When asked why, she said she was in the Teacher's Union, and that is what she was told to do! Now we know why education is so below average in this coun- tryI Teachers aren't allowed to think for themselves, so how can they teach children to do so???? ... Some areas of Massachusetts were re- jected by the Massachusetts Gambling Commission be- cause the statute reads the Indian Tribes have to get the highest percentage of the take! Governor Deval Patrick has to go back to the drawing board and come up with a Solution. It should be that cities and towns in Mas- sachusetts mostly impacted by casino gambling get the biggest piece of the piel It pays to be Indian, just ask Granny Warren!!!! ... Till next week! Kiwanis Club of East Boston The Kiwanis Club of East Boston will con- duct a canned food drive on Thursday, Octo- ber 25, 2012, from 5:00 pm tb 7:00 pin'at Shaw's Supermarket in'Liberty Plaza. The food drive will benefit the food pantry at the Grace Church Federated in East Boston. Shaw's customers are asked to purchase canned foods, pastas and other dried goods and drop them off at the Kiwanis table that will be set up outside the exit doors. The Kiwanis will also accept monetary to Hold Canned Food Drive donations, which will be given to the food pantry and used to purchase additional food items. All food items and donated funds go to help those in need in the East Boston community. The Kiwanis Club of East Boston is an or- ganization of volunteers dedicated to chang- ing the world one child and one community at a time through community service. For more information, call Ed Coletta at 617-797-2683. Boston Water and Sewer Is Coming to Your NeighborhOod. A Boston Water and Sewer Commission Community Services Department representative will be in your neighborhood at the place, dates, and times listed here. Our representative will be available to: V' Accept payments. (Check or money order only-no cash, please.) I/Process discount forms for senior citizens and disabled people I/Resolve billing or service complaints. v' Review water consumption data for your property v' Arrange payment plans for delinquent accounts. Need more information? Call the Community Services Department at 617-989-7000. Boston Water and Sewer Commission 980 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02119=,