Friday, July 25, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dear Editor,

"Fishing" Report April 2014

T'was the first day of fishing and along many streams

The fishers were fishing for the fish of their dreams.

We checked out the scenery and what did we see

Fishers "elbow to elbow" and some "knee to knee."

There were tall ones and small ones some young and some old

And we gave them all credit for the morning was cold.

The one stream we looked at (about 10 feet wide)

Had fishermEn lined up on right and left side.

But cold must not bother those "fit as a fiddle"

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dear Editor,

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dear Readers of the Times News,

I don't ever write letters to the editor, but in this case I will make an exception. One of your writers, Terry Ahner, put a column in your paper Feb. 8, 2014, expressing his opinion of why guns are bad leading to the conclusion we should do away with all guns.

If we are worried about the welfare of the public, then I would suggest we go get our horse and buggies and do away with cars, since cars kill people as well.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Dear Editor,

I would like to respond to Mr. Hafer's letter to the editor and also to two of the supervisors' comments.

Yes, I agree with Mr. Hafer that the siren was mandated by our government for catastrophes, not for fire calls or accidents. I have lived in Rush Township for 28 years, and of that 28 years I had been a volunteer for 24 of those years, along with my wife.

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


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.