Letters

Morons in charge

I am writing regarding the morons in charge of our school districts. You know those superintendents and other high level morons that receive obscene and outrageous salaries for God knows what! I call them morons because how can we have the rainfall in July and August we received and these ...

Good luck, courts

On June 11, a ruling by the Federal Communications Commission brought net neutrality to an end. Under previous net neutrality rules, internet service providers were required to treat all online customers the same. Now, for example, this means Comcast could choose to slow down a service like ...

Two out of three

I just got finished reading the three letters in the Aug. 30 edition. Two of them were great and right on the mark, ''The Greatest Generation –Really'' by John Campanile and ''Where socialist dreams come true.'' by Marlin D. Lilley Jr. I couldn't agree with the both of you more. On the ...

Scott Wagner vote

The election for governor in November is a very important election. Scott Wagner will help struggling families of PA find meaningful work. He will fill 200,000 available skilled labor positions that provide families sustaining work. Getting people back to work will benefit our state. Tom ...

Local vet speaks about the president, McCain

"You mean president heel spurs" he said as I sat next to him on the way to Wilkes-Barre for his appointment at the Veterans Hospital. We were discussing why it took so long for President Trump to acknowledge John McCain's passing. "What do you expect from a guy who gets deferments but can play ...

Why did my Catholic Church go so wrong?

Having been confirmed as a Catholic since I was a child, I cannot understand how or why the priests, as well as other males, want to molest children. It happened to me again after having to leave Philly as a child because of a pedophile. The second time was from our next-door neighbor's ...

Biking needs

My wife and I went on a Sunday bike ride on the River Walk. To get to the path, we went down the sidewalk on Maynard Street by Penn College. We were interested to see how the construction at Sheetz was going. In the past, the cross traffic was treacherous and the sidewalk by Sheetz was ...

Trump vs. McCain

In response to Jay D. Meyers’ comment about Sen John McCain, I agree he was a war hero who suffered torture and five years of imprisonment. However, that’s where it ends. He was not a good senator and a worse Republican. He disliked President Trump so much that he deliberately voted against ...

Cynics and skeptics

A recent writer defined normal and put that into context about climate change. He also emphasized that he is not a climate change denier but a skeptic. I don't think he is a skeptic but more of a cynic when it comes to the debate about the effects man has made in regard to climate change. I ...

No wonder

I don't know why so many people are negative about socialism. You don't have to look to Venezuela or Cuba, just look at the United States. Why do they call it Social Security? Because socialism security upsets too many people. Where else can a person pay in a few dollars per paycheck and ...

Remember

Because I lost 15 Villanova graduates in New York and my co-worker in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, I have taken their deaths personally and have done everything that I could do to keep remembering and honoring them. On 9/11, I again will unfurl Our Flag of Honor that has all 2,976 names ...

Tragedy

Not too long after my letter “Remembering Flight 800” came out, my brother reminded me that it was not 1997, but 1998. To those families, I deeply apologize. Soon, another date will come to pass, Sept. 11, 2001. So for everyone, sadly, we will be remembering so many innocent people ...

The real desire with tax dollars

David Faust writes letters incessantly about taxes which are of the graduated variety. In his latest letter, he bemoans the fact that everyone is assessed the same dollar amount for our per capita taxes. Then he complains that the rich and poor pay the same percentage rate for State and Local ...

The fallacy of settled law

The Democrats want to oppose President Trump's pick for the Supreme Court. They are concerned that his nominee will not consider Roe v Wade as "settled law", and he may seek to have it overturned. They want assurances that if confirmed he will not change the earlier Supreme Court decision, as ...

Governor

Our current governor, Tom Wolf, is the most pro-abortion governor in the country. I believe we need to elect Scott Wagner for governor in November because he has a 100 percent pro-life voting record. He has cosponsored every pro-life legislation for his tenure in Senate. Scott will push through ...

Money changers

I have noticed articles in the newspaper that communities in Lycoming County are hiring outside firms to assist them with their MS4 issues. I thought that was the reasoning behind the formation of the Lycoming County Water and Sanitary Authorities. Why is this resource not desired? ...

Saddened

As a Democrat who has been active in politics for many years, I was saddened to hear of John McCain's passing. John McCain was a man of honor and integrity. Those are qualities that are rare nowadays in politicians. Although I sometimes disagreed with his political stances, I admired his ...

Grand Slam Parade

The Grand Slam Parade was an enjoyable evening; however, I would like to add a few of my thoughts to the planning of next year’s event. Ban the passing out of candy, soda and treats. From where we were sitting, it was very dangerous to see the children and I might add their adult parents ...

Faulty survey

A recent letter blasted Democrats from a Pew Research poll conducted June 5-12. They surveyed 2,002 adults and where asked to pick their first and second choice of the greatest president of our times. Obama garnered 44% followed by Clinton with 33% and Reagan with 32% and Trump with 19%. ...

Brace yourself

I am a Catholic. Like other Catholics, I am horrified, mortified and numbed by the revelations of innocent children in Pennsylvania being molested by predator priests, and Catholic bishops enabling and covering up their heinous crimes. But God is my rock. My faith is grounded in Jesus Christ, ...