Same difference

Former President Harry Truman once said, "My choices in life were to either be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference!" That statement, made years ago, is still an accurate description of many current politicians.


Legal immigrants are vital to the growth and prosperity of our nation. Illegal immigrants are detrimental, do not pay any taxes, use many benefits, depress the job market and put strains on hospitals. Immigration laws, regardless of race, need to be enforced.

On the head

One-half of all filibusters that have occurred in the Senate have occurred under the Obama administration. Break filibuster down in Webster's dictionary, it goes freebooter, pirate, pillager, plunderer or robber. That sure hits the nail on the head.

Who cares?

"Girl grappler takes stand." Are you kidding me? This is front page, headline news? I mean, other than her parents and the school district involved in this lawsuit, who really cares about this?

Gray beard

I never thought I'd say this, but I found one of Jenna's columns interesting. The one about beards. I pretty much have had full facial hair since the early '60s. Most of it is now growing gray, but since the fire company I belong to carries the nickname of the gray beards, that doesn't bother me.

Game time

Congressman Barletta has made a TV commercial for Hazleton's Monopoly game. I am sure he has sent one of these games to his good buddy, Obama.

Jersey jerk

I lived in Freehold, N.J., Bruce Springsteen's hometown, back in the '70s. Back then, everyone in the area knew Bruce Springsteen was a jerk. Forty years later, he is just a bigger jerk.

Break in tradition

Today the Senate voted to break 225 years of tradition by eliminating the filibuster option. Yet in 2008, Sen. Obama and Harry Reid railed against that very proposal. These people are hypocrites and liars.