Sound Off: Monday, December 31, 2012
Power to destroy
This is in reference to the ATV permit tax. Once again, if the government thinks it can squeeze a nickel out of any taxpayer, it will try. These people will find any excuse to get money from people only to spend it on dumb things. Enough already. The power to tax is the power to destroy.
Regarding the Mitt Romney statement: Obama said when he was running for president the first time that if he didn't turn the economy around, he would not deserve to run a second time. Well, the economy is now in the tank, so we can see what a liar he is. Frog's take: Wasn't this issue of whether or not Obama deserved re-election rendered moot by the fact that he was re-elected?
I don't think a new Kulpmont municipal building is a good idea. Did you take a look at the area where they are planning to build it? Every time it rains, it pools up. They will have trouble with the foundation because of all the water. It will have to be fixed within five years.
If a new coach took the approach that his team would be the best conditioned squad in the coal region, he could be roundly criticized by the parents and whiney recruits for abuse. Many of the players on today's teams are soft; a few are tough as nails, but the few cannot carry the rest. The best conditioned and toughest team we ever played was Coal Township. They were in terrific condition and coached to be helmet-to-helmet tough. My buddy from Coal Township told me in my junior year that the coach said, "hit them as hard as you can head to head, they will quit and you will win." That was my tactic for two years and it worked.
WNEP is running this ad to bully SECV, to have you call and clog their phone lines. The number is WNEP's, and then they forward it to SECV so they can see how many are calling. And then they make the subscriber feel like there going to lose all the programming. All you lose are the three news segments they record and repeat over and over.
Watch it free
I would have to agree a great deal of SECV subscribers watch WNEP news. This is a huge source of information for us, but just go to their website and watch it free. SECV could get rid of BET and the Spanish speaking channels that would have a very small viewing percentage in the Northumberland County area.
Best of Sound Off?
Hey, Frog, you probably print 92 percent of the letters I write. I'm always curious of some of the nonsense you must receive. I noticed you wished that goof would forget Sound Off's phone number for the new year. Maybe you could print a best of 2012 Sound Off comments. Or, would it be a "worst of" Sound Off?