Sound Off: Thursday, February 28, 2013
Out for Lent
Why do the Catholic churches have to have bingo and gambling during Lent? We should all respect the Lenten season, all the denominations. Frog's take: If you object, why not consider organizing a fundraiser to take the place of bingo?
I thought that after the Iraq War, we were supposed to get more oil from Iraq.
I would like to thank the person who returned my purse to the office at Weis. Thank you very much and God bless you.
Sad but true
The comment from "Eye of the beholder" was so funny, but so true. Another caller commented about more jobs for our area, but they forgot to say anything about more money in their greedy pockets.
Something for nothing
So smokers at the highrise get the gazebo and the non-smokers get nothing. What in the heck do you call that? That is nuts.
I see that Britain's highest-ranking priest has resigned amid allegations that he acted inappropriately with other priests, etc. But he said he is going to pray that the Holy Spirit will guide the Catholic Church. Maybe what they should do is pray that the Holy Spirit would enlighten them to eliminate the ban on the sacrament of marriage for priests. Maybe they should do that.
How is it that a teacher who is charged with sexting 4,300 messages has to register under the Adam Walsh Act but a man who is charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl does not have to register? That doesn't make any sense to me.
Don't get it
Let me get this straight. One guy sexually assaults a 13-year-old girl and he doesn't have to register for 15 years under the Adam Walsh Act, and another guy sends dirty text messages and he has to register for 15 years. We have one screwed-up criminal justice system.
Not a Toomey
Shame on Sen. Toomey. He voted against aid for our New Jersey neighbors after Hurricane Sandy and voted against Chuck Hagel, a twice-decorated Vietnam vet to serve as Secretary of Defense.
Terrific, no smoking in the highrise in Shamokin. Please stop smoking in all other highrises. Don't wait until there is a fire to do it, especially in the wooden buildings.
That is the picture of Gilligbauer's property that you chose to put in the paper? You really need to go over there on a regular basis and take pictures of all his junk over there. That picture is a joke. Frog's take: That is one of several we've published in the past from Gilligbauer's lot.
Costs too much
I must say I am enjoying the Geisinger employees defending the Life Flight rides and the exorbitant cost of riding in a ambulance, but they are not mentioning the fact that all studies of the medical community, including the Journal of Medicine, said that 90 percent of helicopter rides like Life Flight are unnecessary, unneeded and cost too much.
Eleven days is not that long to go through 82 gallons of oil, especially with the cold weather we have been having. I would suggest that you start wearing a sweater, lower your thermostat or get one of those infrared electric heaters that can cut your heating bills in half.
Counting on it
To the person who said that there is no price tag on a loved one's life: That is true, and that is why Geisinger Life Flight is counting on it. Why do you think they have the price jacked up so high? Why do you think they have the price jacked up so high on everything?
The U.S.A. and China are the two greatest polluters of the environment. China is actively moving toward cleaner and renewable fuels and just imposed a carbon tax. Their progress in this area bears watching. There may be a lesson to be learned.