I have found the secret to personal happiness in politics. Do the research, document history, stick to the facts and keep a proper perspective.
And the biggest key: don’t read these online anonymous comments on the Newburyport Daily News website.
I took a peek today at just a handful in response to Mr. Roy’s well-written editorial.
I never knew that raw emotion and pure holy tantrums could be expressed with just words. Wow, I just had to burst out laughing! Who knew in civil ‘proper’ Newburyport we had a group that mirrored the pure hate of the Obama-is-Hitler crowd and practiced the antics of the Westford Baptist Church! The distortion of truth would make even Joseph Goebbels blush!
The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the Children of the Now are having a great time around town. Our visitors are back and even the boats and docks are being ready for our waterfront. There are fun activities planned all over town.
It’s just a great time to be alive and we’ve got a bunch of irrational, scowling curmudgeons determined to ruin it all for the rest of us. Don’t let them suck you into their hate.
The best thing is to let ‘em turn purple and lather at the mouth. Historic Preservation is year round and we’re not going away. All they can do is be ‘Agin’ it’.
We’re in the right – I’m much more concerned with Councilor Cronin, the DPS and the Planning Office pushing to slather concrete over the Newburyport Historic District’s sidewalks rather than historic brick.
Doesn’t anyone get heritage tourism?