Sound Off, Nov. 11

Published 4:08 pm Saturday, November 10, 2012

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

As of Wednesday, you reported that two local candidates for state offices were contemplating requesting recounts. Did they request the recounts? If they did, when will the recounts be completed? Please wrap up the elections.
Editor’s note: Whether or not recounts will be requested will be determined Tuesday when local boards of elections canvass the votes and determine which provisional ballots will be accepted, as previously reported in the Washington Daily News.

Congratulations to the Washington Pam Pack football team. See what you can do when you make your mind up to? You make your life what you want it to be using your hands. Congratulations, and God bless you.

I see where the school board is considering dropping tenure as one of the perks of being a school teacher. I guess it’s because it assumes that all teachers are bad and do not need any kind of interference that they will return. Anyone who goes into teaching today is stupid. I know. I did it for 35 years.

We have bears, bobcats, red and gray foxes, raccoons and possums, not to mention an exploding population of coyotes. The red-wolf program is another example of federal tax dollars being wasted. The red wolf will be out-competed by coyotes and eventually will cross-breed with coyotes no matter what you do.

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