Friday, February 12, 2016

Letters to the Editor

Friday, January 22, 2016


Wiping away “crocodile tears” while speaking about children killed in mass shootings, President Obama announced an executive order for more gun control.

What most Americans don’t know is at the time of his press conference, the president was petitioning the Supreme Court to reject a new law that would further restrict abortions in Texas; no press conference and tears for these “millions” of innocent murdered victims, right, Mr. President?

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dear Editor,

While I usually try to avoid reading Ann Coulter's column, the headline "A Culture of Child Rape" caught my eye.

Coulter asserts "There's a cultural acceptance of child rape in Latino culture that doesn't exist in even the most dysfunctional American ghettos."

I find this statement to be racist and misinformed.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Dear Ms. Gouger,

Thank you for keeping your readers informed of the effects of the proposed pipeline that PennEast/UGI wants to force upon Carbon County. The two front-page articles that appeared in the July 24 edition of the Times News cause us to empathize with the property owners who must fight to preserve the homes and land that they love.

All residents of Carbon County are threatened by this project whether or not PennEast/UGI is planning to take their personal property. Our health and safety is threatened by the very real possibility of gas leaks and explosions.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

There is no doubt in my mind that what Donald Trump is preaching is true, and he is a true "capitalist." This scares the hell out of this progressive socialist movement now trying to destroy the American dream.

Anybody who can't see what has been going on for the past six and a half years in this country, being led by Obama, has to be blind to reality, and cannot possibly understand that this present administration is trying its best to turn America into a socialist country, where government will be completely in control of our lives.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Dear Editor,

What's wrong with the Republicans in the Legislature on Capitol Hill? Don't they want a reasonable annual budget?

I am a staunch Democrat and was seriously thinking of changing party affiliations.

Me? Not me!

I thought the GOP, Grand Old Party, stood for conservatism, PRO life, not PRO death and good ol' American apple pie and motherhood.

Fellow citizens, let's support our governor the honorable Tom Wolf from a bipartisan supporter.

Andrew S.



Saturday, August 1, 2015

Here we go again another mass murder by some nutcase. They happen so often I hardly pay attention anymore. I will pay more attention when the system gets rid of these nuts instead of putting them in cages and baby-sitting them.

But we're too civilized for capitol punishment, and the excuses are: insane, too young, drugs, TV or movies influence. As the list gets bigger so does the money made.

Sometimes you hear of a nutcase being executed after 20 years or so on death row. The only victim here is taxpayers and kin of who the nutcase murdered.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Dear Editor,

Let's face it, folks, we've got a bunch of phonies running for office. They more than likely won't get elected, but I see only two that let you know you what they think, Chris Christie and Donald Trump.

All the others tell you what they think you want to hear. I'm only saying it's refreshing to hear what he believes.

I thank them for bringing some fresh air to the race. I'm not of their party, but don't you think that it's about time we had someone who let you know where he or she stands?

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Dear Editor,

This is in response to the Jim Thorpe Construction article.

I live right on the corner of Center Street right where all the construction is taking place by the bridge. Forget sleeping in the morning, they are out there bright and early banging away right outside my window. Can't really complain about that though; it is expected and they are just doing their job.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

For me, June the 14th started like any other day. My son-in-law was visiting from Arizona and he is asleep in the loft. It's 7 a.m. and I roll out of bed and into the bathroom. Brush my teeth and wash my face.

On the way to the kitchen I greeted my great-grandson and proceeded to take my morning pills. You know, the older you get the more pills they put you on.

I sat in the chair, took my meds and within 10 minutes had a crushing pain in my chest, the likes of which I never experienced in my life.

I broke out into a sweat and knew the sign exactly. HEART ATTACK!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Dear Editor,

On several occasions I called your paper and on two occasions I visited your office in person, looking for help in preventing a great American tragedy and the worst criminal activity against mankind.

My feelings and complaints were justified in an article in your paper on Saturday, July 11, 2015, on Page 15: "Doctor sentenced to 45 years" by Ed White of the Associated Press.

The article reports on Dr. Farid Fata and his deadly abuse of over 500 patients, for which he benefited by $17 millions in a short period of time.