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• Shades of Washington
• Hospital was heavenly
• Well within your right
Shades of Washington
We need to ask John McCain to serve again.
George Washington overcame many hardships, had two horses shot out from under him and had musket balls rip through his waistcoat during the Revolutionary War. Fortunately, he survived to serve again.
The strength of his character won the hearts and minds of freedom-loving Americans. He is remembered with these unforgettable words, “First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
His character, honesty and military knowledge and wisdom boosted the stature of this heroic figure. He was asked, again and again, to serve his country. He served in a civilian capacity, as president, for two terms setting the modern-day precedent of two terms for the office of president of the United States. He declined the third term to return to his beloved Mt. Vernon.
Today, we Americans, are in a similar situation. We can choose to elect another heroic figure, one with military knowledge and wisdom, one who has overcome many hardships, one who had his aircraft shot out from under him courtesy of a surface to air missile, one who had both arms and legs broken as he ejected his crippled aircraft and one whose loyalty to America was never broken during his many years of torturous captivity in Hanoi. Fortunately, he survived to serve again.
After the war, he was asked to serve in a civilian capacity bringing a higher measure of character and honor to the United States Congress as senator from Arizona.
We Americans are at a critical juncture in the history of our country. We need someone with military knowledge to protect us from the persistent onslaught of terrorists. We need someone as president whose character and loyalty to America is unquestioned. We need another man with the stature of George Washington to lead us through these turbulent times.
We need John McCain.
I urge my fellow Americans to carefully compare the records of all the other candidates in this up-coming election. No one, except John McCain, has the experience comparable to George Washington’s. His unique qualities provide him with the unquestioned capacity to lead us, unite us and keep us safe and prosperous for the next eight years.
Like George Washington, we need to ask John McCain to serve again.
Nick De Mayo
Sugar Hill, N.H.
Hospital was heavenly
On Tuesday, Feb.12, due to severe pain I went to Wilcox Memorial Hospital emergency. I dreaded going and was very fearful of what to expect. I am an advocate of holistic and preventative medicine and usually use alternative medical routes for my health needs.
I was admitted within 10 minutes, seen by wonderful nurse Tiffany who took my history, put me in a comfortable bed with blanket and soothed my worried mind. In less than 10 minutes I was seen by Dr. Schumacker who was kind, clear, directed the nurse to give me a shot for pain, and communicated the tests I would need to diagnose my problem. Two other exceptional doctors were consulted: Dr. Amy Hudson and Dr. David Rovinsky from the Bone and Joint Center.
I was astounded by the loving care, clear communication and the general beautiful atmosphere I was attended to in. I have read about some negative experiences in the paper before, and just wanted to report a very positive one. I feel we have a high level of medical expertise available to us on Kaua‘i and I most appreciated the love I experienced in the ER room and at the Bone and Joint Center.
Although I still believe in alternative medicine, I am a new convert to using Western medicine during times of emergency and crisis. Mahalo nui to Dr. Schumacker, Dr. Hudson, Dr Rovinsky and nurse Tiffany. Instead of hell, I experienced heaven.
Well within your right
In response to the people who complain about the roosters and dogs, if they make too much noise for you move. Being a long-time resident of Kaua‘i I know that no matter where you go on-island you will face roosters crowing and dogs barking. This is a part of living on the island. If you don’t like it, go to the Midwest or somewhere where it is too cold for those animals to live out in the open. You are right. You have the right to peace and quiet. All you have to do is move to a place that better fits your needs.
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