Everything's ruined

Mr. Norquist is ruining the Republican party.

In union

I wish all the stupid people who are always condemning unions would go to the library or even on the computer and look up unions and what they have done for us and what I hope they will continue to do. Let them be.

Take a ride

I think the Mount Carmel Township code enforcer really needs to take a ride through Locust Gap and look at some of the properties where they like to lay their garbage all around, especially a few on Church Street.

Freezer burn

I am sick of hearing how great Wal-Mart is on the TV news. The poor cashiers on the right-hand side of Wal-Mart in Coal Township, they are freezing their dupas off. It is cold. I called Wal-Mart about it and I don't even work there, and they won't do anything about it.

Best of worst

Members of Congress should remember that they are the worst Congress in history, and in a couple of years, there will be midterm elections. They should keep that in mind and stop this.

Southern pride

Congratulations to the Southern Columbia football team. You had a very good year and we, as parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts and uncles, are very proud of you. Also, to coach Jim Roth, congratulations. We are already looking forward to next year.

In the works

This is in response to "Here it comes." The comment was that if she voted for Obama, that is why she is out of a job. Their layoffs started last January before the election, so I think that should be known.

Happy retirement

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Sam Bressi on his retirement. He was a good businessman - fair and honest. I always liked doing business with him. I wish him the best and a long and happy retirement.

Trip wires

Northumberland County workers are one big factory that produces no product at all. Lay off one half of them and they won't be missed. They probably trip over each other.

Go Big Red

I would like to give a big shout out to the Mount Carmel Red Tornado football team. Despite a tough season with a lot of bad breaks, the kids pulled together and made a season of it and made the playoffs. I wish them the best of luck in all they do in the future.

Long arm of law

I don't understand why charges are dropped against drug dealers. Then you wonder why we have a drug problem in the Shamokin area. They should be charged and jailed to the full extent of the law.

No way out

The only way you are going to solve the state pension plan is to file for bankruptcy. There is no other out.

Sixty days

I would like to know why a man in Mount Carmel has three DUIs, two hit-and-runs and no jail time, and is only losing his license for 60 days.

Liberal spin

I wish you liberals would quit spinning what the president said in the Rose Garden. He did not mention a terrorist attack. He just mentioned overall that he is against terrorism. That is all he did. He had his people come out and blame it on a video.

Speak easy

The letter to the editor about legalizing marijuana is right on. But take it further and legalize all drugs that are now classified as being illegal and tax them to high heavens. Doing that will do away with all of the so-called drug cartels that are now plaguing our society. That would result in just one of many affirmative outcomes. We all know Prohibition does not work.