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Sept. 25 Newton Citizen Poll

"Let's look at some of the cat lovers out there. I mean the ones that declaw them so they can't scratch the person that keeps them locked up in a house that the cat really doesn't want to be in. These cat lovers really don't care that the cat can't defend itself anymore. How about the ones that keep them in a high rise apartment with the window open so they can take a flying leap to freedom, but wind up dead on the pavement. You don't qualify as cat or animal lovers."----

"I have begun today to see what I can do to make sure that Barack Obama is a one-term president! It is because:

I do not share Obama's vision or value system for America ;

I do not share his abortion beliefs;

I do not share his radical Marxist concept of re-distributing wealth;

I do not share his stated views on raising taxes on those who make $150,000+ (the ceiling has been changed three times since August);

I do not share his view that America is arrogant;

I do not share his view that America is not a Christian nation;

I do not share his view that the military should be reduced by 25 percent;

I do not share his view of amnesty and giving more to illegals than our American citizens who need help;

I do not share his views on homosexuality and his definition of marriage;

I do not share his views that radical Islam is our friend and Israel is our enemy who should give up any land;

I do not share his spiritual beliefs (at least the ones he has made public);

I do not share his beliefs on how to rework the health care system in America;

I do not share his strategic views of the Middle East; and

I certainly do not share his plan to sit down with terrorist regimes such as Iran. Bottom line: my America is vastly different from Obama's, and I have a higher obligation to my country and my God to do what is right!"----"I would like to thank the owner of the Kroger Shopping Center on Salem Road for stopping the trucks from parking in the entrance roadway. At least now it's not like an obstacle course to get in there."----

"I just had to write and give my sincere appreciation to the three Newton sheriffs officers, the EMT and the fire department personnel who responded to my 911 call on 9/17/11. My husband suffered a massive heart attack and they worked on him for such a long time, but sadly to no avail. It is so heartening to find people who are so dedicated and caring. One of the deputies stayed with me until the funeral home director arrived. I will never forget how wonderful they all were to me. God bless each one of you. East Newton is fortunate to have people like them."