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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.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

As we were celebrating our Christmas and New Year's holidays, Christians in other lands were being massacred. The Iraqis continue their campaign of murder and harassment of Christians. They invade their homes, drag them out and kill them. They also bomb churches in their quest to rid their country of infidels.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

"Hey, Mister, Merry Christmas" said the little lad. Isn't it kind of funny that such a simple greeting can generate such strong memories?

The lad's greeting conjured long forgotten memories of Christmases past. Why do we suppress such simplicity of life? How old had we become before realizing how much work our parents went through just to see a smile on our faces? What do you recall of your Christmases? The lad deserves an answer.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The election is over and the Republicans captured the Pennsylvania legislature and the House of Representatives. This victory was not a Republican win but rather it was a rout against the Democratic agenda. The efforts of the Tea Party movement made this resounding defeat a reality. Tea Party candidates from across the nation were swept into power despite negative campaign advertising by the incumbents and television comedians who ridiculed the Tea Party members. The naysayers did not believe that we were a force after the 9/12 gathering in DC.