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Letters

COVID vaccination and politics

By now most are aware that the COVID vaccine roll out has gone poorly in Pennsylvania, with the state ranking near the bottom. There is more than one reason for this and three come readily to mind. The first is that normal distribution channels were not followed and to date private practices ...

Moving Forward

I am a Republican and do not believe any one person can be blamed for this virus nor can we indicate it is a hoax. We have had plagues and other diseases all through history. We have got to stop blaming each other and find a solution to be able to go forward this year. Do what our ...

Guns and more guns

There is a fine irony in the juxtaposition of the two lead stories in the Gazette’s Feb. 20 issue; one about the run on guns in response to the start of the pandemic; the other about a child shot by an unknown gun owner. One could say a lot about the further irony that the typical American ...

Propaganda outrage

A local right-wing propaganda weekly shopper editor is so outraged that Dallas Mavericks owner didn’t play The National Anthem at their home games. He and others didn’t even notice until after 13 games! Didn’t know that it is a law to play the National Anthem at any sporting event. Spare ...

A tale of two walls

I’m beginning to understand how liberals view the world. Take for instance a comparison of two walls. First, the 10-foot-high fence (wall) around the White House and the thousands of National Guard troops surrounding it. Why are they there? Simple — it’s to keep the adoring fans of ...

Missing in Action

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been mocked for her harrowing account of the Capitol riot while she was in her office safely away from the rioting. We know this because a Republican Congresswoman, who was just two doors down, told us so. The real question isn’t why she would make such an ...

Children First

I am 82 years old and got the first shot a month ago and was set for the second one on Feb. 19. I don’t understand why us old people get ours first. The children should get theirs first, they are the future of our country. Have a nice day! DONNA LAMBERT Williamsport

One People

We are one people of this Earth, This virus proves this curse, The world turns as we reflect, On what will happen next, We hibernate in one place, No matter what your creed, religion or race, We speak the same language, To survive another day Do take care in all this ...

Impeachment

If anything positive came out of the recent Impeachment Hearing, it was the final proof that the Republicans and their Bible thumping cohorts have decided to stand by their God. While His own people might have hung Jesus, these people are not going to hang their god, the Donald! Expect ...

Hitler’s lies

Trump political signs continue to desecrate landscapes and communities while marking their owners as the real losers. Reminders that America is not immune from dictators foreign or domestic. We fought one less than a century ago, remember. In the 1930s, their demigod talked Germany (one of ...

Thank you Sen. Toomey

Thank you to Senator Toomey for showing allegiance to the oath you took to defend the Constitution of the United States of America when you voted to convict Trump of “incitement of insurrection.” My understanding is that as Senator you are there to represent the state constituents and not ...

Cancel culture

Republicans are at it again. This time they are saying the Democratic party is using cancel culture to silence them. Just like when the Republicans said Democrats were using identity politics and political correctness. Republicans have been using all three and the latest accusation of using ...

Censured Senators

What? A recent news item states some Congressmen are going to be censured by their party because they honestly voted their conscience. Where is this country going? Yes, people have the right to due process but jurors also have the right to honestly vote their conscience without repercussions. ...

Wonderful increase in gas prices

A month ago our local gas station had regular gasoline at $2.40 per gallon. Today that same gas is $2.95 per gallon — a wonderful “gift” of a 25-percent increase from President Biden! Happily, I am retired and no longer commute 60 miles per day round trip to go to work. I hope all voters ...

Censure necessary?

As a voting Republican, I am disheartened and dismayed that the county Republican Committee would consider censuring U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey for voting his well-informed conscience. Must all Republicans march in lockstep, with no individual thinking? MARTHA HUDDY Williamsport Submitted via ...

Censure and the GOP

Oh for the good old days when Republicans believed a sexual dalliance and the admittedly questionable truthfulness of a president’s adherence to an oath related to that dalliance were believed grounds to remove a president from power. Today’s Republican party with 21 exceptions in the ...

Understanding evolution is important

This letter responds to the Feb. 12 letter regarding Charles Darwin, evolution, natural selection, and the mutation of the coronavirus over the past year. Charles Darwin proposed that evolution is the origin of life on this planet, in that simple atoms developed into more complex molecules ...

What Is Going On?

Those who thought it was terrible to protect our southern borders are now protecting themselves in the people’s house with fences and a lot of military. How much military does it take to protect them? It does not occur to them to protect us from those wishing to come across our southern ...

Find Better Options

The dullards who are calling for the doubling of minimum wage have no concept of basic economic principles. There is absolutely no forethought on long term effects. The only focus is on short term gain. There will be an immediate loss of jobs because of the employers need to find ways to ...

Death of the GOP

The Democratic Party did the best they could to offer a gift to the Republican Party. They impeached former President Donald J. Trump for the second time. All the Republicans had to do was vote for conviction, and they as a party would have been rid of him forever. I am not sure why a party ...