No. 2 problem

We have been living in a post-Christian culture for some time now. Greg Maresca is only stating the obvious, but too many liberals can't see the forest through the trees. And that, my friends, is our second biggest problem.

Private business

I believe if you are a business owner, you have the right to sell to whom you choose. I'm not saying it's right or wrong, but if I put my money and hard work into owning a business, I should have the right to not serve someone. Too many rules and too many people sticking their noses, especially the government, into what should be a person's right and personal business.

Law of land

I was curious if the state has allowed licences for homosexuals. I saw in Sunday's paper about men getting married. I thought it was against the law in Pennsylvania, or has that been revoked? Frog's take: Gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania in May.

Pandora's box

The past, present and future president, and perhaps the president beyond that, will be consumed by the troubles in Iraq. If only we had not opened that Pandora's box.

Hard to swallow

Oh, those pesky facts again. All the census data indicates America is becoming browner. Instead of trying to deny and impede that, Republicans should embrace it and make sure our growing minorities are healthy and educated. As white Republicans age, the minorities will become majorities and will be running the country. Humble pie can be hard to swallow.

Raise the stakes

I think it is about time The News-Item raises the prizes for the football contest. They have been the same forever.

Wasted years

American troops on the ground in Iraq could never win the war there. It is a civil war between the Sunnis, the Shiites and the Kurds. Maliki is a big part of their problem; he should step down. We should have never gone in there in the first place. It costs us precious lives and trillions of wasted dollars.

Simple pleasures

In regards to the Elysburg United Methodist Church's family picnic at the park down in Elysburg, the music by Simple Faith was simply out of this world. We appreciated them coming.

Ready to mingle

I am calling to say that if anybody has kids and they need a baby-sitter, they can just drop them off on the 1100 block of Poplar Street in Kulpmont and they can mingle with the 30 other little kids who are unsupervised. It is a shame this day and age the way parents let their children run free and aimlessly. Somebody is going to get hurt.

How dare you

How dare you poison those little kittens. You have been seen giving them food with the poison in it. Now you are going to be sorry.

Drink up

A typical liberal - eliminate anybody that they don't agree with. I say more Greg Maresca. I do not say get rid of Walter Brasch, even though he drinks the Kool-Aid.

Check's in the mail

The U.S. has entered into a contract with a real estate firm to sell 56 post offices that are located on prime real estate. The sale of these properties will fetch about $19 billion. A commission will be paid to the company that was given the exclusive listing for holding the sales. That company is CRI, and it belongs to a man named Richard Bloom, who is the husband of Sen. Diane Feinstein. Just a little nepotism, I think.


The Silver Bowl in Mount Carmel should have been named Jerry Breslin stadium long ago. Thirty years undefeated in dual meets. Oh, that's right. His teams did not play with an oval pigskin.