Sound Off: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014
If you support responsible gun ownership and keeping guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, please call Republican Sen. Pat Toomey and thank him for his courage and leadership to take on the powerful gun lobby that opposes even responsible measures like this. His DC phone number is (202)-224-4254.
Put pot on ballot
Take it from an ex-professional alcoholic who considered a bar stool his home away from home: Weed is about the only thing that has kept me sober for 29 years. Marijuana is the best anxiety medication I have ever had; it also does a spectacular job on eating disorders and gives comfort to daily aches and pains of getting old. Put legalization of marijuana on the ballot and the voter registration in Pennsylvania will double. The windfall from taxes alone will pay our deficit.
Obamacare is a back-door attack by Obama, Clinton and the Democrats on our First Amendment rights of freedom of religion and freedom of speech and expression. The attack is mainly on Christians. It is a form of religious persecution against all Christians and the church of Christ. Obamacare, abortion and same-sex marriage must go. They are mortal sins and they will bring about the destruction of our nation.
President Obama says he is going to bypass Congress to get things done. Bypassing Congress? I think there is a word for that: dictator.
How many of the 1.5 million people who lost their unemployment checks were Republicans?
Uncle Tom Corbett is selling us out to the biggest campaign donors; that is what is going on in Harrisburg. He is thinking about himself and his big government cohorts, not the general population of Pennsylvania. He sold us out with the gas tax. He could have easily raised the sales tax, which would have spread the increase among everyone.
The Department of Environmental Protection gets a pat on the back for reclaiming mine refuse for big companies, but the fact is they don't really care about the actual local environment.
Another two-hour delay in Mount Carmel Area School District just because it is cold outside. I wonder how many two-hour delays there would be if the teachers and students had to stay two hours extra at the end of the day? I don't think there would be any.
The library has tax forms on a rack right inside the door.
Life is easy
The first 100 years are the hardest.
The number for the IRS is in the white pages of the phone book under U.S. Government. Maybe you can get your forms from them.
Bridge for sale
To the HAARP believer: I have a bridge in Brooklyn that I will sell you real cheap.
Cause for concern
No matter what political party you are in, be very concerned and afraid of a president and politicians who disregard the Constitution and the system of checks and balances.
Pump you up
It says in the paper that Obama is out to flex presidential power. What a laugh! He has been overflexing his presidential power ever since he has been in office. All he is doing is implementing communist and socialist policies.
How can the Kulpmont councilmen sleep at night? Take the advice of your homeowners. We can't afford a new building, and certainly do not tax these landlords. Seniors do pay taxes.