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Sound Off, Jan. 8, 2013

Published 8:46pm Monday, January 7, 2013

Sound Off highlights anonymous, brief takes on the news offered via telephone by Daily News readers.

I agree with comments about the Republicans being stupid or misinformed. Look at the comments they made before the election about women, reproductive rights and rape. I mean, what was that guy’s name, Todd Akin: “You can’t get pregnant from legitimate rape.” Oh my God. Republicans, if they’re not stupid, they need to watch their mouths because they are saying stupid things. And I am a Republican, but I also support women’s rights, reproductive rights, women’s rights. So, Republicans are out of date and the tea party people are splitting the party.

To the person who objected to President Obama’s travels to Hawaii for a brief vacation, please remember the dozens of trips that President Reagan took back and forth to his ranch in California and all of the extended vacations he spent there. And then there’s President George W. Bush who spent many weeks every year on vacation on his ranch in Texas and also made many trips back and forth for lesser stays.

Can someone explain to me what pleasure people get out of getting a dog and then leaving it tied in a small area to do nothing to bark for maybe food, attention or maybe exercise? I would really like to understand this.

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