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October 11, 2013

Why is councilwoman Liz Miele often late for city council meetings, can’t she tell time? Doesn’t she know council meets every other Thursday at 7:30 p.m....

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rmiller

Oct-12-13 10:48 PM

Yoxtheimer,

There are countries that demand allegiance or........and there are countries that don't. Aren't you fortunate you live in the latter?

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rmiller

Oct-12-13 10:25 PM

I'm looking down at these posts and while I shouldn't be surprised at much anymore at 61, someone (in this case, several) people surprise me.

If you don't like America, leave it, period.

If you don't have the common decency to quiet your anti American sentiment in a day when our country should be showing some sort of unity in light of what is happening in our govt., then please...by all means...find your way to the door.

It is the blood that was spilled that gave you your right to be offended, obnoxious and frankly, a smell that many can't stand anymore. This isn't about Republican/Democrat views. It's about loyalty and integrity, something that some of you clearly lack.

Rick, I don't like most of your posts, but your post of Oct. 11 at 12:42 pm. is a new low, even for you. Any politician, regardless of party line, paid with tax dollars has a responsibility. The writer, to my knowledge, never stated their political affiliation.

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rmiller

Oct-12-13 10:03 PM

Good 5:20 pm post, Cap!

I have often wondered why people want to stay here, when those people and ideologies they aspire and love so much, exist and thrive well in other countries.

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rmiller

Oct-12-13 10:00 PM

Excellent letter Mr. Holt. Get ready for the barrage of leftists "victims' mindsets" of "It's not my fault I'm late. The manufacturer of my iphone didn't stay awake during production."

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Capricorn1

Oct-12-13 5:20 PM

What meaning does a flag have when the nation & people it represents are morally an intellectually bankrupt?! -Yoxtheimer

I'm sure Edward Snowden would love some company in Russia if you hate this country so much.

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twinder

Oct-12-13 4:45 PM

If you need someone to explain it to you, there's no help for you. It's obvious that our borders are open. You're free to find a better country to call home.

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Capricorn1

Oct-12-13 2:50 PM

Twinder, well said and I couldn't agree more. Following 9/11 you saw "patriots" coming out of the woodwork and it was difficult to even find a flag to purchase. Flag manufacturers said they had back orders for months because of the sudden high demand. It's sad that it takes a tragedy such as 9/11 to remind people that they are Americans, and to be proud of that fact.

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twinder

Oct-12-13 11:55 AM

How do you live freely under, and govern others who live freely under, a flag and refuse to pledge your allegiance to that very same flag? The flag represents our Country. Not pledging allegiance to our flag translates to not pledging allegiance to our country and our people. It's not a right or left thing. I fail to see how anyone would not want to pledge allegiance to the flag of this great country. You can dislike and despise your government people all you want but, how can you NOT love this country?

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AmericanCitizen

Oct-12-13 9:27 AM

"...Ms. Miele has the right to refuse to pledge her allegiance to the flag...her refusal makes her unfit to serve as an elected official."

So people are free to follow a different ideology than you, they just shouldn't be allowed to hold office if they do. I'm very thankful I live in America and not a country that would allow that, thanks for reminding me.

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leaningright

Oct-12-13 8:58 AM

Reciting the pledge a "meaningless ritual" ? What size egg did you hatch from Mr Chicken?

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Capricorn1

Oct-12-13 5:54 AM

Yoxtheimer, you already had one comment deleted from this thread, and your ignorance is showing once again.

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GoBB62

Oct-12-13 5:34 AM

"No one cares if someone is a few minutes late for work!"

I bet the person who signs your paycheck (if you get one) cares very much if you're a few minutes late.

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GoBB62

Oct-11-13 7:49 PM

"Who cares...Is there a rule that says you have to be on time?"

You libs got all kinds of excuses, don't you ricki??

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NicholasK

Oct-11-13 2:57 PM

This is coming from a guy who lost his campaign for City Council once as a Democrat and once as a Republican.

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Capricorn1

Oct-11-13 2:09 PM

Rick, some things go without saying and should be taught to you when your parents are raising you to be a responsible adult. I guess you missed that lesson in life.

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rick424

Oct-11-13 1:56 PM

Is there a rule that says you have to be on time?

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Capricorn1

Oct-11-13 1:50 PM

Is there a rule that says you have to be on time? -Rick

Are you serious? How about just plain old common courtesy?

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enoughalready

Oct-11-13 1:30 PM

rick424, as taxpayers Ms. Miele is our employee, therefore I believe it is all tax paying citizens of Williamsport's responsibility to "deal with it."

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Rupaul

Oct-11-13 1:07 PM

Someone's got too much time on his hands.

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rick424

Oct-11-13 12:42 PM

Who cares...Is there a rule that says you have to be on time? If so then let other people deal with it. Another whining republican.

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Shulski

Oct-11-13 11:38 AM

He's right. All conaervatives are patriotic, godly and punctual. Working conservatives should only be allowed to vote. This is a good versus evil battle. I'm glad mark Holt wrote a letter rather than confronting her face to face. It takes more bravery to talk behind someone's back.

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enoughalready

Oct-11-13 10:19 AM

Apart from her tardiness, which she would not tolerate from her own employees, I am concerned Ms. Miele seems unprepared for meetings, appears to be constantly distracted, and even texts during Council meetings.

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JohnZook

Oct-11-13 9:34 AM

Let's see, she's constantly late, since she's late she misses the Pledge; No Commie here, could be just in it for the money. How's her voting record?

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Capricorn1

Oct-11-13 9:19 AM

And btw, reciting the Pledge of Allegiance before a City Council meeting is not exclusive to this area, it is done at many City Council meetings across the country.

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Capricorn1

Oct-11-13 9:15 AM

So if you are on time and recite the 'pledge' at every turn you must be a 'conservative'? -Reeder

Actually, if you read the letter it sounds like Mr. Holt is a liberal. But does it really matter? If in fact Ms. Miele is late in order to avoid saying the Pledge, then I think that is a cowardly way to "stand" for her convictions against it. The Supreme Court has ruled that children aren't required to recite it and they can sit during the pledge or just not say God, just as Ms. Miele has that right. She apparently chooses to hide her opposition instead.

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