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Saturday, June 18, 2011

As I watch the nightly news on television I realize that the media is deflecting our attention from the real issues as they attempt to focus us on irrelevant stories. The escapades of Anthony Weiner are on every channel. Looking at the pictures of him, I can see that we are getting good value for his membership at the Congressional gymnasium. He obviously likes to lift weights.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Our founding fathers were distrustful of government bureaucracies. They placed checks and balances in the Constitution to ensure the separation of powers between the Executive Branch, the Judicial Branch, and Congress. This careful balance of power protected us from tyrannical power grabs for the last 235 years.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

There has been a lot of talk in the last few days about Israel being forced to retreat to their pre-1967 boundaries. I would like to relate some personal experiences and then draw conclusions as to why President Obama is wrong concerning Israel.

I was born in Canada. When I was 12 years old, my father moved us to the West End of Toronto. This area was populated primarily by immigrants, many of them Eastern European Jews, who emigrated to Canada from Europe after the Holocaust. My high school, Harbord Collegiate Institute, was primarily made up of Jewish students.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I was sitting in a hostel café in south China's Yunnan Province enjoying a late breakfast with my Chinese-German girlfriend, Layla, when I heard the news: Osama bin Laden had been killed. I'd been eavesdropping on a conversation between two foreigners sitting behind me and had to take a moment to let the information work its way through my brain.

Convinced it was a joke, I headed for the hostel's TV lounge. But there it was, a BBC special report: Osama bin Laden, Dead.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I was disturbed on Tuesday as I watched President Obama's speech. He stated that our border is secure and that the border fence is complete.

I disagree with our Hope and Change leader. Our border remains porous with illegal aliens flooding into the country at will. Our Border Patrol and National Guard troops are not permitted to use their weapons to stop the flood of drug couriers and migrant workers.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dear Editor:

* Accept the days you are a pigeon and some that your are a statue.

* Always keep your words soft and sweet just in case you have to eat them.

* Drive carefully, it's not only the cars that can be recalled by their maker.

* Never buy a car you cannot push, with fuel at $5 never buy a car.

* Do not put both feet in your mouth at the same time. You'll not have a leg to stand on.

* Since it is the early bird that gets the work, sleep late.

* The second mouse gets the cheese.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

If you have watched television this past week, you know that on Friday Prince William married his long time love Kate Middleton. The wedding was lavish, featuring a beautiful chapel, an extensive guest list of dignitaries, and wedding receptions across England in the couple's honor.

While this wedding was beautiful, the main focus of the ceremony (as is always the case) was the bride. For weeks, much of the conversation surrounded who Kate is, where she is from, and what should she wear. On the day of the ceremony, all eyes were not on the prince, but on his bride.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

There is some good news this week. The private sector added 217,000 jobs in February. This means that some lucky individuals are now back to work, earning money, and paying taxes. As for planned layoffs, this month there will only be 50,000. This is a lower number than in previous months, indicating that businesses are recovering. Thank goodness for the private sector!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

While I don't want to sound cruel or give the impression that I don't care about what happened in Arizona last week, I believe that this sad event has been blown out of proportion. The massacre of six people with countless others wounded was tragic for the families and for the nation as a whole.

That said, I believe Congress is using this tragedy for their own purposes. Our elected representatives decided to postpone their legislative agenda for a week so that they can consider other prepackaged laws.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

When I was growing up in Summit Hill, it was pretty much of a foregone conclusion that unless I took over our family grocery store on Market Street that I was going to make a career somewhere other than the Panther Valley.

Opportunities and good-paying jobs in the Valley were limited. Many Valley residents commuted daily to Bethlehem Steel or Mack Trucks in Allentown, and, aside from being on the road for about two hours a day, they made a comfortable living with outstanding benefits.