Sunday, January 22, 2017


Monday, November 14, 2016

Sixty-eight years ago, the Chicago Tribune ran the banner headline “DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN,” which incorrectly proclaimed that Thomas Dewey, a Republican, had defeated incumbent President Harry S. Truman, the Democratic nominee.

With every opinion poll indicating that Truman would be defeated, the 1948 election was considered to be the greatest election upset in American history and the Tribune’s headline made the print media the target of scorn and derision.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

To arrive at the truth both sides of an issue must be heard, then people can decide what to believe. So exercising that right I would like to comment on the recent letter parishioners of St. Joseph Church in Summit Hill received.

The letter detailed the condition of the closed St. Katharine church in Lansford. It said there are no CURRENT plans to demolish St. Katharine’s. What about FUTURE plans? The future starts tomorrow.

Friday, November 11, 2016

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency on June 16, 2015, virtually no one expected him to emerge from a field of 17 Republicans to win the party’s nomination. In fact, some thought the business mogul and reality TV star was in it for publicity to enhance the Trump brand.

Despite accomplishing the primary-election stunner, few gave him a prayer to topple Democrat Hillary Clinton, especially after he said and did things which would have instantly sunk the campaigns of mere mortal candidates.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

In 2011, when the Republican-controlled General Assembly passed a bill thumbing its nose at the federal Homeland Security Agency’s 2005 REAL-ID initiative, it was hailed as a bold in-your-face for states’ rights.

Why should our residents have to pay for a multimillion-dollar unfunded mandate when we have a perfectly safe and secure ID system now, the legislators wanted to know.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

A Donald J. Trump tidal wave has washed over the political landscape, leveling much of what was, and laying a foundation for something altogether new.

It’s been a rough ride along the way.

We saw firsthand that presidential politics can be a nasty game.

The rhetoric between the two candidates in the race to the White House was unrivaled, and many are saying they’re embarrassed by the level of discourse.

Some are discouraged by the results, an inevitable ending either way.

The campaign showed that both candidates had a profound ability to screw up.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Whoever is our candidate, I think we are can agree we are all ready for this election to end.

To date, in my recollection, no other election has had the confounding and dangerous effects this one has had.

Its revelations in print, on social media and alike have all been tremendously candid and revealing.

To me, the media, the parties and the incumbents are showing well their backers are not the American people.

It’s seemed stories are low on fact, or perhaps too high on opinion that few facts are evident.

Monday, November 7, 2016

When you vote on Tuesday, you are in the game and have a voice about its outcome; if you don’t, you’re on the sidelines letting someone else determine the future. When the polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday in Pennsylvania, this unusual and unprecedented presidential election year, which has featured a barrage of ugly words, wild speculation and never-ending accusations, will be turned over to us registered voters who plan to cast ballots. We have a 13-hour window to do so.

Monday, November 7, 2016

I can help to introduce the real Donald Trump to his supporters. As one who lived in New Jersey when he was building his casinos, I can remember the news stories about his dealings with local businesses.

He was often sued for nonpayment to his contractors; many of them were small-business owners, and some went bankrupt as a result of Trump refusing to pay them. One of them is a friend of mine.

He was known for his relationships with shady characters, such as “Fat Tony” Salerno, a known mafia member.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Halloo Halloo so sorry I’m late I tried to find you but missed your gate I flew quite fast across the moon But I hit a tree and I broke my broom The cat fell off — he’s lost in the corn My hat’s all bent and my cape is torn I had to walk throughout the night As you can see I’m a “sorry sight” I’m missing a shoe but I found my sack While limping along with a “crick” in my back My sack still held some treats for you Frogs, snails and tails and some “witches brew.”

Jacqueline Patrick


Saturday, November 5, 2016

Calling for municipal police radar is a pure cash cow. Speed limits are already underposted, and some bills allow tickets at 6 mph over the limit. Radar makes many errors, and if multiple vehicles are present, it cannot tell which one generated the reading, if any. Radar fails the Daubert Test used in legal proceedings. This slippery slope will lead to moving radar, which can make even more errors, as well as LIDAR, which also has problems. Search for Radargate Revisited and be amazed at what happened in Pennsylvania. It appeared to be common knowledge that radar errors were occurring.