Letters

Hard to believe

Hard to believe that some loud mouth celebrity would use their stardom as a platform to criticize the president of the United States or to lead a protest against his policies. Harder to believe that same loud mouth celebrity became the next president of the United Sates. It is no wonder ...

Human trafficking – today’s slavery

Everybody talks about how bad slavery was in the 1400 -1800's. Slavery has been around for centuries. America slavery ended 152 years ago. Why talk about the past? Why not talk about the slavery that is still around known as human trafficking. Almost all of the world countries are ...

Double standard

When Playboy’s founder, sexual liberation pioneer, activist and some would say womanizer died, I found some of the reactions a bit ironic. Some Conservative Christians on social media recoiled at the celebration of this American icon's life. Some of the same people who demonize Hugh Hefner ...

Seniors jeopardized

A recent proposal by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) could jeopardize seniors' access to quality home health. Known as the Home Health Groupings Model (HHGM), the proposal would dramatically change the way Medicare pays for home health. As a result, many providers - ...

False analogy

Tim Mannello, is his letter entitled "It's man, man", used the analogy of a murder case to tell us how wrong we are in our skepticism of man being the cause of global warming. He told us that we are like the defense attorney who is telling the jury that his defendant is not guilty of murder ...

Astounding

Remarkable. Astounding. Far away from “home”, the U.S. is locked into a war on words with North Korea over which nation will bury the other, as the potential of destroying thousands of innocent lives looms. In Bangladesh, nearly one half million people seek refuge from neighboring ...

Free our country

I guess it never ends. The childishness, the swearing, the finger pointing, etc. This time I see that President Trump has decided to condemn the rights of those sports people who kneel when the pledge to the flag has proceeded. I would like to think that they were truly bowing to the flag, ...

Answering questions

I would like to answer the questions from Mr. DeVaul's letter. His first Question, "Is Christianity a religion or the name describing several different religions?" Christianity is a religion based on the person and the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its belief and practices. There are ...

Why enthusiastic?

Exactly why is Sen. Toomey "very enthusiastic" about the Trump tax plan? For most lower and middle income Americans, the basic federal income tax rates are 10% and 15%. The Trump plan would raise those basic rates to 12% and 25%. Senator Toomey says he doesn't want to raise taxes on anybody. ...

Say no to Marino

I know I write in a lot but I faithfully read the Sun-Gazette every day and see some of the articles that really get me riled up! The first thing was the editorial about Rep. Tom Marino becoming the Anti-Drug Czar. Where is he going to do that? How much does the president know about ...

Lock Haven meters

This letter is concerning the parking meters in the city of Lock Haven. On East Church Street, parking meters 531 and 532 are not working. Who knows how many parking meters in the city of Lock Haven are not working. When all the money collected end day from parking fees and parking fines ...

The real dislike

In the letter that was published Sept. 28 titled "Childish Actions", Gretchen Kennedy stated that the other countries in the world hate President Trump. On a recent trip to New York City, I had the pleasure of talking with several people from other countries – Great Britain, Canada, Israel, ...

The real cause

Let's look at the real cause of man-made climate change. In our area of the world the climate change for the year averages approximately 100 deg. F. The reason for this is the tilt of Earth axis plus or minus 23.5 degrees. The Earth is a spinning mass, to change the angle on a spinning ...

Dress code

Today, September 15, I read about the dress code being discussed by legislators instead of discussing what they should have been discussing the budget. I just wish the people we elect would do the job we elect them to do. Dress codes can be discussed after they work the budget. Personally ...

Hoax talk

I have to laugh at the 'no need for alarm' about the hurricanes. Rush Limbaugh was saying on his namesake show, it was all a liberal hoax, nothing to get alarmed about and then he fled his Florida home to California to get away from hurricane Irma. Irma had more wind than Limbaugh. Granted, ...

Preserving the foundation

The principles conservatives are bent on conserving are the foundational principles of the United States that separated us from the countries our founders migrated from, where there was the tyranny of government without representation. Our founding documents outline a limited government and ...

Enemies of the people

It’s Monday night, time to watch some football! These players work out all year round, lift weights, run, jog, study, make millions of dollars, but some are too weak to stand, for the national anthem! Really I don't care if they stand, sit, laugh, just play the game! I served in the ...

Splintering

The president has just split this splintered country like a hot knife through butter. What is wrong with him? Why is he pitting neighbor against neighbor over football, the one topic about which we could have an enjoyable If contentious conversation! We need a leader who unites not divides ...

The new bullying

The last several years we've heard so much of the education in our schools to stop "bullying". The effects it has on the victims, some tragic...one would think that this message was absorbed and much better than the 80's or 90's. Fast forward to the protests over our president, and against ...

Oblivious

Sports and other celebrities seem oblivious of the fact their recent actions are alienating at least half of those who support their livelihoods and the results are apparent in the form of decreasing ratings and all that goes with those decreased ratings. It reminds me of the old saying that ...