Lowell Sun Online - Tsongas for Congress

Lowell Sun Online - Tsongas for Congress

There are 26 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Oct 10, 2007, titled Lowell Sun Online - Tsongas for Congress. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

A Fitchburg businessman is gearing up to pitch a downtown taxi service for Ayer, which would be the town's first in about a decade.

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CHARLIE WENTZELL

United States

#1 Oct 10, 2007
If you ever meet Jim Ogonowski in person,you would make up your mind in one minute to vote for him.He cares about this area,not as Niki lives here,leaves and then returns when circumstances look promising.
warren chandler

Sebring, FL

#2 Oct 10, 2007
I find it great that the lowell sun realises the circumstances of this election I lived in Lowell most of my life.This has to be the first time the Lowell sun has endorsed a democrat This a great person who deserves this accolade I approve whole heartly
Warren Chandler
chancaw@strato.net
karen

Salem, MA

#3 Oct 10, 2007
This is my second posting today. What happened to the 25 other postings that were on this site this afternoon? You know, the ones that totally called you fools, hacks, bought off supporters of the status quo, ect.... Those were in the vast majority. Funny how they just disappeared.
Phil

Chestnut Hill, MA

#4 Oct 10, 2007
Seconded to Karen's comments. Strange how 25 comments that support Jim are just erased. I'll repost my comment.

"We find her willingness to change the partisan bickering in Washington refreshing." Nikki is just another partisan who will continue on with the bickering. She is already an insider with the Washington crowd. Jim Ogonowski is a regular guy who has the same concerns and values as the people of the 5th district. Hopefully this outrageous endorsement causes more people to get out to the polls and vote for Jim.
Use Your Mind

Billerica, MA

#5 Oct 11, 2007
Have to agree with Karen from Andover. What happened to the other postings who opposed your endorsement? Does freedom of speech only apply to the writers at the Lowell Sun?
Phil

United States

#6 Oct 11, 2007
A question should be asked of Ms. Tsongas "name who your neighbors were when you lived on Mansur St. I will be really surprised if she could answer that question,as I lived across the street !!
Bil

Pleasanton, CA

#7 Oct 11, 2007
I wrote a detailed respone to this bogus endorsement yesterday and poted it. However, it has mysteriously disappeared. How unbiased of you. Thank goodness I don't subscribe to this newspaper any longer.
Suzy

Chelsea, MA

#8 Oct 11, 2007
Yup, all the comments calling you a worthless rag are gone today, while Mr. Warren Chandler of FLORIDA's comment singing your praises appears.
Hmmm...must be something wrong with the new comment-posting system. Maybe you need to get a few more bugs worked out, eh?
David F

Monponsett, MA

#9 Oct 11, 2007
When was the last time Niki Tsongas had a real job. She is a limosine liberal who doesn't represent the working class. Jim Oganowski will represent us "regular" people and won't be drunk with the power of Washington D.C. You have made a big mistake in endorsing Tsongas. Don't worry the working class voters will fix that next Tuesday.
Gary from Littleton

Salem, MA

#10 Oct 12, 2007
"While gender isn't a primary factor in deciding who to send to Congress, it wouldn't hurt to have a slightly different perspective represented there."

I think having a Republican perspective would be a better example of diversity. Shame on the Sun for playing the gender card.
Kevin W

Ware, MA

#11 Oct 12, 2007
This forum as well as those used by other newspapers are heavily monitored and controlled for innapropriate content. The Sun's endorsement of Nicki Tsongas should be erased as well since that is innapropriate!
Ron

Franklinville, NJ

#12 Oct 12, 2007
I find your editorial contradictory in nature. First the last thing we need is another politician in Washington as that is what got us here. Second, if you agree more often with Jim on the war yet say you find Nikki more willing to listen yet her stance is pretty clear and hasn't changed, certainly not associated with an open minded person. Final point; suggesting we might need a woman there to give a different point of view since we haven't had one since 1982 so maybe its time. What happend to the best person regardless of gender? You are suggesting we elect a politician with only one point of view and a woman because we haven't had one in over 20 years? Is that your reasoning for us to vote for Nikki?

Since: Oct 07

Lowell

#13 Oct 12, 2007
Karen

Going to look into this for you. This Topix commenting system is new to us and going to check the validity of your statement. If a comment was to be deleted, I would be the one to do it, and I assure you I didn't delete any postings. I do also know that comments which are slanderous, filthy, and just offensive will not make it online because of legal issues. But if your comments were online but are now gone, I also find this curious and going to look into right away. Please continue to post, and please keep all comments clean, and to the point.
karen

Salem, MA

#14 Oct 12, 2007
I'm not a big fan of the word valid, truthful is a work I like a lot better. It's much more acurate.

I am not the only person who had their comments erased. The last time I took a look the day the editorial ran the number was up to 25 postings--with almost every one of them voicing their displeasure at the editorial.

Imagine my surprise when I got home from work and found them ALL gone.

None of them were slanderous, filthy and if you're offended by a different opinion--Independent,free thinking and not bought off by the Democratic establishment that runs this state with a wink and a nod---that your problem, not the people who posted their opinion.

I am still shocked that a newspaper the endorsed Eileen Donahue in the primary,(who I voted for) would turn around and march in lock step with a person who's a subscriber to the business as usual crap that goes on in this state.

Did Marty throw a temper tandrum? Did Bill promise you a little face time with Hill? Please explain this absolute inane endorsement.

And if you play that woman card with me, I will absolutely go balistic .
ctierney

Lowell, MA

#16 Oct 13, 2007
Karen and Commenters

I checked with TOPIX and the lost article comments were linked to the test server which was linked to a live article. The lost 25 posts occurred while the system was transitioning from the test commenting system, and were unfortunately lost, bear with us during the growing pains.

I assure you the commenting system is now live and attached to live articles. I encourage anyone whos comments were lost to please repost them.

This system was built so The Sun readers could have an outlet too express their opinions, and I encourage all readers with something to say to please use this outlet as a means to express these opinions.

Chris Tierney
Web Developer
The Sun
Woman in Tyngsboro

Francestown, NH

#17 Oct 13, 2007
I will not vote for Niki Tsongas. She is shamefully playing women. My vote will go the person who seems down to earth and without political obligations.
karen

Salem, MA

#18 Oct 13, 2007
I don't see an apology-I see an excuse.

Does anybody take responsibility anymore or is it always the other guys fault?

Everytime I think you guys are about to turn the corner and become a real newspaper, you do something incredibly stupid. First, it was the gerbil on the wheel that pounded out that 3rd grade endorsement about a totally unqualified candidate followed by the fourth grade excuse that the dog ate their homework.

Talk about the dumbing down of America.
jane

Concord, MA

#19 Oct 14, 2007
Niki has the knowledge and experience to represent this district. Her academic background,family's political activities for 5th.district and her compassion,make her a ideal person for the interest of us all.
John K

United States

#20 Oct 14, 2007
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/200...

For Republicans, A Ray Of Hope
By Reid Wilson
October 01, 2007

http://thehill.com/campaign-2008/gopcandidate...

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By Aaron Blake
October 10, 2007

Since: Sep 07

Newburyport, MA

#21 Oct 15, 2007
Unfortunately Mrs. Thsongas,would vote for anything without proper examination of SCHIP ,there is always that fine print .On the other hand
MR. Okonowski Wants to look the bill, before he takes a vote .I think that is the right thing to do. That looks to me more like the comprehensive immigration reform bill ,the democrats had earlier try to pass.

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