Letters To Editor

Why Liberal?

I find it a continual puzzle that those not so minded use the term “liberal” as an insult, as if we should slink away in shame. People may differ on the general directions government should take; that’s normal, and ideally the source of fruitful discussions. But in choosing the ...

A national disgrace

Dear Editor, To say that recent events in our nation have left many of us stunned and saddened would be an extraordinary understatement. We recently watched in horror as the white supremacist movement with its neo-Nazi and KKK base once again raised its ugly head and began re-emerging ...

With due respect

Dear Editor, Once again Donald Trump managed to straddle the fence vis’a vie the most unfortunate episode in Charolottesville. Suddenly, he lost his balance, slipped and forced his gonads into his throat..Cough! Cough! With due respect to the office of the President: M.J. Shanshala, Warren

Warren Postal Service

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” The unofficial motto of the US Postal Service rings true, and after a recent experience I felt led to add an additional phrase “nor customer mishaps.” I ...

Biting the hand that feeds you

Dear Editor, I was rather appalled to read a recent letter “Guess what” by James Dowd in the Warren Times Observer. His thought that the Democratic Party is opposing the President merely because of the election is nothing more than a diluted hypothesis. It seems the only thing “out of ...

You can pick ‘em!

Dear Editor, Well, stupid Trump picked another stupid jerk, Scaramucci. He must have dug pretty deep to find that one. Semper Fi, Carl Rozelle, Russell

True heroes

Dear Editor, An article in the July 26, 2017 Times Observer published by the Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, Pa., recalling the events of the Quecreek mine rescue in 2002 lauds the efforts of the politicians in the rescue but never mentions the true heroes; the owners and employees of the oil ...

Guess what?

Dear Editor, Like most Americans, especially those who voted for Donald Trump, I have puzzled over the determined effort of democratic leadership to thwart Republican fulfillment of the agenda pledged by the president. The degree of obstruction has gone beyond reasonable boundaries. Example: ...

Forget-Me-Not sales

Dear Editor, After World War I, the flower became the accepted symbol for commemorating those who had fallen during the war. Many American citizens felt the best way to honor both the dead and disabled veterans was to assist those who came home bearing the scars of war. The idea of selling ...

Habla ingles?

Dear Editor, This letter is not intended for the remaining 33% of Americans who support my President. It would only upset and possibly confuse them. President Trump’s recent suggestion that legal immigrants be required to speak English before entering the USA belies the fact that ...

Dealmakers

Dear Editor, Let’s say you worked at a steel mill. Good wage. Great benefits. Solid pension. Along comes a dealmaker. We need your pension to buy the company so you can keep your job. A win-win for you. Not long after the books don’t look so good. The company is sold. Pension gone. Job ...

America deserves better

Dear Editor, In light of the GOP’s persistent efforts to enact healthcare legislation which would prove devastating for tens of millions of Americans, you will likely be hearing more voices calling for serious consideration of a single-payer/”Medicare for All” system, which is being ...

Thank you

Dear Editor, I would like to thank the person who found my lost car keys at Betts Park and was kind enough to turn them in to the police. Your thoughtfulness is much appreciated. Patricia Brown, Warren

Scouts’ honor

Dear Editor, Way back in the 1950s I was a Boy Scout. Almost made Eagle. Was life rank. Needed 21 merit badges for Eagle. I had 18. Shoulda made it. Eagle Scout is a big deal. I have a lot of respect for Eagle Scouts. I don’t like to see them used for political purposes. President Trump ...

Round-a-bout

Dear Editor, A while ago there was an article about the powers that be in this town trying to decide whether or not to put a round-a-bout at Pennsylvania and Market intersection. I would simply have to ask, if it ain’t broke, why fix it? So I’m sure there is some sort of “study” being ...

Recycling event

Dear Editor: This letter is in praise of the three times a year recycling event that the County Commissioners and others sponsor for county residents. My husband and I drove two vehicles to the latest event held on Saturday, July 22nd, at Youngsville High School. One makes an appointment, ...

Healthcare

Dear Editor, Rather than listen to all the misinformation being bantered about by politicians regarding the American healthcare system, I strongly suggest that everyone simply read the book “An American Sickness — How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back,” by Dr. ...

‘Scentsibility’

Dear Editor, please see my response below to an editorial “Scentsibility” recently written by Debby Hornburg, and please see that this is forwarded to her: “Dear Debby: I was recently given a copy of your (column) “Scentsibility” from the (July 15) edition of the Times Observer. ...

Gas prices

Dear Editor, It’s July 21st and I noticed that gas prices went up again to $2.59 a gallon. In the past few weeks it has gone up by 10 cents a gallon. Oil has been trading between $43 and $46 dollars a barrel the same time period. I was in Dubois yesterday and paid $2.35 a gallon at the ...

A plea to President Trump

Dear Editor, ‘Dear Sir, Given the undeniable reality of extensive Russian meddling in our recent elections, paired with the swirling suspicions that you or at least some of your campaign staff might have been working with them in these efforts, the question of how you respond to all of ...