Saturday, May 27, 2017


Saturday, March 4, 2017

Our president and news media … and a few other things:

I will listen to our President Trump and Vice President Pence, then, when the news talk shows begin picking them apart I will switch channels or turn off the TV!

President Trump is FOR we, the people, our military, police forces, border patrols and America!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Dear Editor,

It seems every time I read the paper or watch news on TV, all I read or see is that the media is so untrustworthy.

Here’s a warning, people.

If you hear it enough, you’ll start to believe it. When that happens the public won’t believe them anymore.

That’s when politicians will start getting away with things the media keeps check on. Then watch everyone complain.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Youth sports are a big deal and getting bigger all the time. An offshoot of this growth is that games and tournaments are held on weekends, including Sundays, which conflict with church attendance.

While most area school districts have come to terms with this reality, one has not. Last month, the Tamaqua Area School Board voted 7-2 to keep its policy forbidding practices on Sundays and permitting sporting events only under unusual or emergency situations. Two years ago, for example, when we had an extraordinarily rainy spring, some Sunday makeup baseball games were allowed.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

About 100 immigrant workers who participated in the Feb. 16 Day without Immigrants march and protest found themselves without jobs when they tried to return to work. Now, a debate is raging over whether these immigrants should have been fired. We say if they took the day off without the permission of their employer, then, yes, they have no room to complain.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Whenever liberals need to get pumped up to promote a left-wing cause, they can turn to California Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who is well-versed in gutter politics.

In a show of pure partisan politics, it took Waters just 20 days to call for the impeachment of Donald Trump.

“Impeachment, impeachment, impeachment,” she railed earlier this month, “because, this president was absolutely in collusion with the Kremlin, and Putin in Russia during the campaign. I believe that … they’re going for the oil.”

Friday, February 24, 2017

Dear Sen. Toomey,

I did not vote for you in 2010. Not because you are a Republican, but because I had serious disagreement with your stances on LGBTQ rights, the ACA and fracking.

There have been times when I supported legislation you proposed. In 2013, in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, I was proud of the stance you took in trying to pass common sense gun control and, I remember thinking that it was a brave stance for a senator from a state where gun rights are a serious hot-button issue.

Friday, February 24, 2017


Even though Gov. Tom Wolf succeeded in closing only one prison, many issues were not, at least publicly, addressed.

It is a sad state of affairs in Pennsylvania that a community’s employment depends upon the misfortune of others; that closing a prison would put the whole community out of work, as well.

That closing one overcrowded prison will increase the overcrowding of the others, increasing their operating costs.

Which will lead to the government outcry of the need to build more prisons.

Friday, February 24, 2017

A survey conducted by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut was given to more than 500 seniors at 55 of the best colleges and universities in the United States.

Designed to measure students’ knowledge of American history and government, it consisted of multiple choice questions on topics including the Magna Carta, Monroe Doctrine, Battle of Yorktown and Battle of the Bulge.

The survey results were pitiful.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Been hearing traffic complaints all my life living in Jim Thorpe. When are the county commissioners going to wake up? WinterFest in Jim Thorpe, and you can tell by traffic being backed up in all directions that something is going on. The traffic would run really smooth with a simple solution.

Move the little booth at the entrance to an exit point. Have people entering the lot get a ticket from an automatic machine and pay when they leave. Traffic would flow into the lot and off the highway smoothly.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Despite its being the Keystone State, one of the largest of the 13 colonies, the sixth-largest state in the union today in terms of population and a number of firsts, Pennsylvania has had just one president of the United States.

If you know he’s James Buchanan, give yourself a gold star. Wait, make that two gold stars.

Suddenly, this month, Buchanan’s name has become much more well-known, but for the wrong reason.

In conjunction with Presidents Day, C-SPAN released its rankings of the best and worst presidents in our history.