Letters

Inclusion

Much is fresh and thriving with the arrival of spring. If only the concept of inclusion could be so easily renewed. I say this as I am both shocked and horrified at the lack of inclusion that I recently learned of on behalf of UPMC. In March, the UPMC Williamsport campus hosted an emergency ...

Dangerously unstable

A mentally healthy president would have been content to celebrate his government’s latest “jobs report.” Donald Trump, on the other hand, was compelled not only to defame the “disqualification” decision at Churchill Downs but to politicize the event with a crack about “political ...

The Mueller report

Does anyone remember the old Superman television show from the 1950s? If so, you may recall that almost always there was one bad guy who tried to shoot Superman. Never mind that everyone knew he was impervious to gun fire. But the bad guy shot at him anyway. After six bullets ricocheted off ...

Both sides of their mouth

I see the Democratic socialists are still trying to destroy the country. They still cannot believe that Hillary lost the election. For the past two years, they were spreading the lie about collusion between President Trump and Russia. They were praising Mr. Mueller and his team saying that they ...

2020

I want to state as clearly as I can that I consider myself to be on the side of minorities since I happen to be one myself and have had more than a taste of the prejudice and discrimination minorities face. That said, there is no reason to defend all members of all minority groups all of the ...

About the Wall

Quite a while ago, I wrote a letter pertaining to the “Wall.” Why all the angry arguing by the Democrats versus Trump wanting to build the wall? If people would stop to think, I believe someone had already built the wall where it either was destroyed, aged or hadn’t been completed. I ...

Global Warming Enthusiasts

Most of the writers who are doomsday global warming enthusiasts have not yet mastered the basic difference between climate change, which is a naturally occurring event, and anthropogenic (man-made) climate change, which has yet to be proven with any empirical evidence. They say that “most ...

Earth warming

Less than 3 percent of the water on Earth is freshwater. Much of that freshwater is frozen in the polar regions and glaciers. The premise that as the Earth warms, the ice will melt and result in catastrophic flooding in the world’s low-lying regions. In actuality if the Earth were to warm ...

Keeping a check on Trump?

A recent letter to the editor, “Keeping a check on Trump,” asks a question I’d like to answer. Her question was in regard to our president’s interview with Breitbart in which he was supposed to have said he had the support of the police, the military, and Bikers for Trump. The letter ...

Corruption in America

For everything that may eventually be reported soon about all of the people that were connected to the Obama Administration that were involved in all the corruption and wrongdoing that I believe they did that has caused damage to America ... it should be a shocking bombshell report to every ...

Let the games begin

I can hardly wait until the 2020 Democratic primaries begin. It is certainly an interesting field of candidates competing to lose against President Trump. The country is still center right, and yet most of the candidates are trying to out left the left. Even Bernie Sanders is not Socialist ...

Pennsylvania politics

The politicians in Harrisburg are at it again. In the early 1970s they sold us on the Pennsylvania Lottery with the proceeds benefiting older residents. I was a certified welder for 42 years and have been a lifelong U.S. citizen and Pennsylvania resident. I have recently become permanently ...

Protect vaccination

I am old enough to remember polio. My lifelong best friend continues to struggle with the effects of a “mild” case. I remember how, when the Salk vaccine came out, the churches in my small town organized a joint service of thanksgiving, where the town doctor vaccinated the kids. We did ...

Marijuana legalization

Decriminalize not legalize. This whole issue needs to be put before voters before any action is taken and both sides of the issue of legalized marijuana be examined. There are major proven crime and medical statistics that need to be brought to the public’s attention. For example, the ...

Be factual

More letters with their facts all wrong. Two letters really stood out with being more mythical than factual. One letter gave President Abraham Lincoln authorship to a set of maxims. They were first published 50 years after his death. They are actually from the works of another man. He was a ...

What to do with my headlights

Do you know when to turn on your headlights? It is apparent that quite a few of you don’t. The laws of Pennsylvania are as stated in Pennsylvania Vehicle Code, Chapter 43, Section 4302. The operator of a vehicle upon a highway shall display the lighted headlamps and other lamps and ...

A bad idea

Initiating impeachment proceedings against Trump is a bad idea. It would give Trump the perfect “enemy” to rail against for the next two years, thereby distracting attention away from the President’s incompetence. Instead, it is much better to continue the oversight hearings being ...

Meth problem on rise

As most already know, the opiate epidemic has been worsening, each year claiming more lives than the last. What is less known by the general public is the problem with methamphetamines has been growing over the last several years as well. In the most recent data from the 2017 National Survey ...

A clear path needed

Last month was the first time I have been to the cross at the top of Packard Street since I was about 8 years old, and that was a long time ago. I have often wondered why they have never shown a clear way to get to the cross on Easter, or any other time of the year, just to view it or to say ...

No. 1 agenda

Can you believe that Nancy Pelosi’s No. 1 agenda this year for the House of Representatives is to get more of our money for Planned Parenthood? They have passed a bill to expand funding internationally. Isn’t it enough that they received $563.8 million in taxpayer funds, up $20 million from ...