Thanks to sup­port­ers of jew­elry sale

The Ambler Gazette - - LETTERS -

To the Ed­i­tor:

On be­half of the Friends of Up­per Dublin Pub­lic iibrary, f would like to per­son­ally thank all of the very gen­er­ous li­brary pa­trons who do­nated jew­elry throughout the year for our re­cent an­nual Jew­elry Sale.

This year, the event raised $4,800, with 100 per­cent of the pro­ceeds to be used for li­brary pro­grams for chil­dren, teens and adults. The Friends of UDPi fundrais­ing ef­forts sup­port the ex­ten­sive pro­gram sched­ule to which res­i­dents of Up­per Dublin have be­come ac­cus­tomed and de­serve.

f would also like to thank the many vol­un­teers who helped make this event a suc­cess. vour time and en­ergy are greatly ap­pre­ci­ated.

The an­nual Jew­elry Sale has be­come a fun and re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that f will try to im­prove upon each year for as long as we continue to re­ceive jew­elry do­na­tions, which are ac­cepted by the li­brary year-round.

Again, a heart-felt thank you to ev­ery­one in­volved. Please continue to sup­port this event, as well as other events spon­sored by the Friends of UDPi.

Jo-Ann S. Hunt Trea­surer and Event Co­or­di­na­tor, Friends of UDPi plays very loose with the IDFWV, DNG KH LV D flLS-flRSper. A video of Rom­ney made dur­ing the spring Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial pri­maries shows him say­ing he’ll gladly sign a bill ban­ning all abor­tions, but re­cently he said he’d be in fa­vor of abor­tions in cases of rape and in­cest or if the mother’s life were in dan­ger. f think Pres­i­dent Obama is cor­rect when he la­bels Rom­ney’s dis­ease Rom­ne­sia. ee for­gets what he says from one day to the next.

Who is the real Mitt Rom­ney? John eu­nts­man, a for­mer Repub­li­can can­di­date for pres­i­dent, said that Mitt Rom­ney is “a per­fectly lu­bri­cated weather­vane.” ee’ll make a speech and then change WKH PHVVDJH WR fiW WKH HXpec­ta­tions of a new au­di­ence. For­mer pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Mike eu­ck­abee ad­mon­ished, “ff a man’s dis­hon­est to ob­tain a job, he’ll be dis­hon­est on the job.” Af­ter be­ing asked if Rom­ney’s poli­cies were too ex­treme for the gen­eral elec­torate, Rom­ney ad­viser Eric Fehrn­strom an­swered, “vou hit the re-set but­ton for the fall cam­paign. ft’s al­most like an Etch-a-sketch. vou can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.” Maybe his cam­paign bus should be called The Etcha-Sketch Ex­press. Econ­o­mist Paul hrug­man stated that no other can­di­date has ever “lied so freely, with so lit­tle com­punc­tion.” The Amer­i­can Con­ser­va­tive’s Daniel iari­son pon­dered about why he lies, and he con­cludes that Rom­ney is “so con­temp­tu­ous of the peo­ple he tells lies to that he never thinks he will be found out.”

Mitt Rom­ney made some nasty state­ments about for­mer Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date Newt Gin­grich dur­ing the pri­maries. fn a Ts in­ter­view, Gin­grich com­plained that Rom­ney had told un­truths about him. When a re­porter asked, “Are you call­ing him a liar?” Gin­grich replied, “ves!” Gin­grich added these words: “Some­one who will lie to you to get to be pres­i­dent will lie to you when they are pres­i­dent.” Mitt Rom­ney’s poll­ster Neil Ne­w­house said, “We’re not go­ing to let our cam­paign be dic­tated by fact-check­ers.”

eere are ex­am­ples of other false state­ments in po­lit­i­cal ads Rom­ney has made and con­tin­ues to make:

Rom­ney says Obama has waived the work re­quire­ment for wel­fare re­cip­i­ents (rated Pants On Fire by Poli­tifact). When re­porters fact-checked this claim and found it to be false, they con­fronted Rom­ney. ee said his cam­paign would can­cel the ads that were not true. eow­ever, this ad con­tin­ues to run. Rom­ney said the health care in­sur­ance plan he pro­poses would cover peo­ple with pre-ex­ist­ing con­di­tions, but the next day Rom­ney’s cam­paign ad­vis­ers said that he never said that.

Rom­ney ac­cused Pres­i­dent Obama of trav­el­ing around the world apol­o­giz­ing for Amer­ica (rated Pants On Fire by Poli­tifact).

Rom­ney said Obama hasn’t cre­ated any new jobs, but when the stim­u­lus be­gan to take ef­fect, job growth in­creased, and we’ve had 31 con­tin­u­ous months of job growth. Rom­ney says he’ll in­crease Pell Grants, but his eco­nomic plan would ac­tu­ally de­crease them. ee said he knows “how to cre­ate jobs,” but David Stock­man, Ron­ald Rea­gan’s bud­get di­rec­tor, chal­lenged Rom­ney’s abil­ity to do this.

fn the sec­ond pres­i­den­tial de­bate, Rom­ney said that he ini­ti­ated a search for qual­i­fied women to fill state gov­ern­ment jobs when he was elected gover­nor of Mas­sachusetts in 2002, and that he found “binders of women” to fill these jobs. ee said that he had ini­ti­ated the search. This was not true. What re­ally hap­pened was that a bi­par­ti­san group of women in Mas­sachusetts formed MassGAP (Mas­sachusetts Gov­ern­ment Ap­point­ments Project) to try to solve the prob­lem of not enough women in se­nior lead­er­ship jobs in state gov­ern­ment. They did the re­search and put to­gether a binder of women who were qual­i­fied for these jobs. They gave Gov. Rom­ney this binder af­ter his elec­tion. None of the se­nior po­si­tions of im­por­tance to Rom­ney went to women such as bud­get and busi­ness de­vel­op­ment.

fn spite of his many false state­ments, Rom­ney has let us know in the now fa­mous video of him speak­ing to the wealthy fundrais­ers how he re­ally feels about the 47 per­cent of vot­ers who he de­scribes in a de­mean­ing way — among them, the mid­dle class. eis true feel­ings came out in this video.

f rec­om­mend that vot- ers check the Poli­tifact web­site (www.poli­tifact. com) to see how a can­di­date’s state­ments rate on the truth­me­ter. Democrats make un­true state­ments as well, but the Republicans have more Pants On Fire rat­ings than the Democrats. Other sites:,

Please vote for the Obama/Bi­den ticket. sote straight Demo­crat on Nov. 6. Bill Baker


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