Blessed Thanksgiving

It has been a while since I talked to you and sent you my best wishes. I am letting you know that I did not forget you. To all, I wish a blessed and happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy and share love. I ask you to send a prayer back to me. Can you do that for me? God bless you always, every single one who reads this. God bless you and thank you. Frog's take: All the same to you, caller.

Semantics lesson

The caller who claimed our president misled the American people about the terrorist attack in Benghazi "for nearly two weeks" by saying it somehow wasn't, was himself being very misleading. President Obama said in the Rose Garden the very next morning, "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation," stated in public later that evening at another location, "No act of terror will dim the light of the values that we proudly shine on the rest of the world," and spoke at a public forum again on the second morning afterward, "no act of terror will go unpunished." What part of "act of terror" does the caller not understand?

Stay on top

I hope The News-Item stays on top of Rep. Barletta's pursuit to establish a joint Army-Navy storage and preservation facility at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle. This would be a perfect example of creating a necessary job while using federal funds to put a coterie of workers to task. I hear John Maynard Keynes knocking on our door!

Got to go

I see Coach Foor resigned as Shamokin Area's football coach. He wasn't the only problem out there. How about the assistants? They have to go, too. How can you have a good defense all year and no offense?

Here it comes

The layoffs at the manor and the Twinkies situation are just the tip of the iceberg for the Obama administration. Wait until Obamacare goes into effect next year. I feel very bad for the woman who is losing her job. I wonder if she voted for Obama.

Get a box

This is to the guy complaining about the mail being late. If he wants his mail early, he should get a post office box.

Traffic control

This is about the Mount Carmel Fire Department. It is a shame that when they get called to a fire, you have a fireman controlling traffic.

Grid iron

Ouch, Frog, this is about "Tebow time." You are a Dolphins fan? So was I years ago when Don Shula was the coach. But come on, what is your gripe against Tim Tebow? Maybe if he had a little more playing time he would get more experience. Frog's take: No gripe, he just stinks. I miss Don Shula and Dan Marino.


Our senior center in Elysburg is closing, and we are all heartbroken. Everyone is like family. Many are too old to go to another center. The center was their lifeline with others.