Nationally the economy (Republican in the making) is booming, millions of new jobs are being created, oppressive regulations on businesses are being repealed, the stock market keeps reaching new highs and Republican tax cuts have put more money in our pockets.

A post on the Waterbury Front Porch Forum Feb. 12 accuses the Waterbury Record of refusing to publish a letter from an aggrieved parent of a disabled child in a dispute with the Waterbury town government.

“Love means never having to say you’re sorry” was the catchphrase from the syrupy 1970 movie “Love Story.” It struck a chord with the public, and the American Film Institute puts it at No. 13 on the top 100 list of all-time movie quotes.

Did young Phil Scott ever get to school on time? At the Thunder Road stock-car track, does Scott lurk in the back of the field and then, right at the end, floor it? Is he the guy who’s shopping for his wife’s present on Christmas Eve?

A pox on the politicians who have allowed American schools to become charnel houses, on the lobbyists who have turned the Second Amendment into a perverted religion, on the leaders who offer “thoughts and prayers” and do absolutely nothing to prevent the next school shooting.

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