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Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The local politicians are once more among us, and they're sounding the same old rhetoric that I'm particularly tired of hearing: namely, more money for aiding our educational system. I want to give you politicians some advice: Stop asking the state for money to fund this failing institution. State education is a big hole that money is shoveled into but can never be filled. In case you haven't seen by now, money will never make it get better. Why do all of you politicians mistakenly believe that our problems can be solved by throwing money at them?

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dear Editor,

TV host Glenn Beck and other stalwarts of the Christian right have attacked the recent blockbuster "Noah" as being "pro-animal" and unfaithful to the Bible. Well, yes and no. The film is both pro-animal and faithful to the Bible, at least to the Book of Genesis, our only source for the story of Noah.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

To all Bikers, enjoy the upcoming riding season.

May you be blessed and your bike as you travel the roads

May you stay alert and ride defensively

May others see you clearly and respect you

May all potholes and debris be free from your path

May the sun shine always on you and other riders

May the rain stay in the sky until you are safely at home

Ride Safe.

Mike Harvan

Lehighton

Saturday, April 5, 2014

I've got news! Mr. Obama's middle class is the people and all who are similar to those who live in the tenements and ghettos of Chicago and other cities; those who were part of the community organizers similar to Saul Alinsky, Obama's mentor (Read Alinsky's Rules for Radicals, found at Barnes & Noble for $12.95 in the current events section). The good news is if you are not part of this group, you are Obama's rich! Regarding Democrats or Republicans: With the exception of 1960 and 1980, these parties are melding into one. I call that party the American Socialist Workers Party.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

To The Editor:

Having attended the Lehighton 9/12 Project's meeting on March 27, I was appalled by your coverage of the meeting. It was clear to me that a reporter never attended the meeting, and worse, the paper failed to cover a very important piece of legislation, HB 1507. Accurate coverage of the meeting last Thursday provided a great opportunity for the paper to help educate the public on an important local issue. The speakers from Americans For Prosperity were well informed and thorough in their handling of the topic.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dear Editor,

I'm seeking explanations for the following: How is it that our state legislature can get a bill passed so quickly that raises the state's gas tax by 30 cents over the next two years, yet we are still waiting for a property tax bill to be passed?

School taxes are out of control, having risen in local communities. No shortage of raises either.

School boards and the NEA should get a grip on reality. Much to their surprise, they might see that automatic yearly increases are NOT the norm.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dear Editor,

The vaudevillian comic duo Olsen and Johnson had a skit that goes like this: Hitler, when asked about Germany's invasion of the neighboring countries and his role in wanting peace said, "I want piece, a piece of Poland, a piece of Austria!"

Sadly, history may be repeating itself. What part of Eastern Europe will be next on Putin's agenda? Are we going to be an ostrich again and rationalize that Putin is not a dictator? A former KBG agent who undoubtedly misses the hey-day of the USSR political power and surrounds himself with "yes" men.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

To the Editor,

How come no one is watching Cuba?

There is a Russian warship there. Only a few miles from the U.S. Also #1 Rand Paul Palin and Cruz, aside from reading children's books, they have no other talent! Remind me of Moe, Larry and Curly!

As for Congress, they stood as one for an Army hero at the State of the Union. Why can't they stand as one and get the country's business done?

Robert (Ski) Siesputowski

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dear Editor,

Being a resident, taxpayer and former school student in the Lehighton Area School District (even before it had this name) since 1944 (I'm also a U.S. Army veteran from the time of the Vietnam War, and my service as a defender of freedom on the Berlin Wall in Germany), and now a senior citizen, I'm deeply concerned about our school district's building/renovation plans.

With the evidence that has been made to the school board and the administration, there is no reason to go forward with building a huge new elementary center.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Dear Editor,

I am tired of renting my home from the school district, and every year the rent goes up and up.

Now just because Jerry Jones builds a new football stadium in Texas, we need one for the kids. High school kids can play in the current field.

It's high school, it is not for profit. Leave my rent payments alone. We do not need new schools every 10 years.

Leave my rent payments alone. Stop paying consultant fees to developers for lobbying money with my rent payments.