Letters To Editor

President

Dear Editor, Stable? Genius? Bruce Williams, Warren

‘Bigger’ button

Dear Editor, So, with our current President taunting the North Korean dictator about how much “bigger” his nuclear button is, and with the CDC now planning a briefing later this month regarding preparations for best responding to nuclear detonations in order to maximize chances of ...

Get a dog

Dear Editor, I saw a bumper sticker that said “DOGS- because people suck”. Maybe there is some wisdom there. Maybe we would all be better off if more of us had the friendly personality of dogs (most dogs). Former President Harry Truman said that if you want a friend in Washington get a ...

‘New Year’

Dear Editor, Suddenly, we are experiencing a “New Year” with sufficient snow, bitter cold, and vicious wind. Likewise, abuse of power,toxic language,childish conduct, and a dangerous mind- beset from the “Oval Office” - trump the weather. I prefer the climate rather than the so ...

Tax ‘debacle’

Dear Editor, I would describe this tax debacle as a powerful punch to the gut of the middle class, consequently, this is what Republicans call draining the swamp. And don’t forget, that our taxes will be done on a postcard, notwithstanding that the bill will be deficit neutral, which is ...

The big picture

There was a flock of birds at Audubon (recently) whose population has dropped by 85% to 99% in the last 40 years. That’s a huge number. For every 100 birds around when I was born, only one exists today. No one even knows what has caused the decline and, truthfully, no one has really noticed ...

Opt out of a Potential Revenue Source?

Editor, I wonder how many people from this county travel north to Salamanca, or west to Erie, or south to Pittsburgh, or anywhere else there is a casino? How about keeping that money spent here? Not only that, I thought there was an effort to bring more people to our little corner of the ...

MDJ Glenn Carlson

Decorum and graciousness are alive and well in Warren County. Although it is popular to comment on incidents that involve rudeness and self-promotion, I would like to focus on my colleague who has shown nothing but professionalism and patience for 18 years in public office. Magisterial ...

‘Active shooter’

Dear Editor, Recently, Chief Deppen presented an “active shooter” information session at Emmanuel United Church of Christ. Members of several churches attended. He cautioned against assuming “it can’t happen to me.” He also pointed out that an average police response time is five ...

Taxes

Dear Editor, We teach the children. An extention includes adults who behave like children. Case in point: Dogmatic democrats who are an insult to children... and donkeys. These types ignorantly demand governments to regulate (tax) in general. Result: The individual stifled — freedom ...

Happy holidays

Editor, Here’s a story to put some Christmas cheer in your heart. Last week I left my wallet in a cart at Walmart. After realizing it wasn’t just misplaced at home, my husband predicted the worst and advised me to cancel all my credit cards. I cheerfully informed him that most people ...

‘Unbelievable’

Editor, Well in normal fashion the Councilmen have astounded me again! Front page of the WTO states decline in school enrollment, and the Councilmen have decided to spend a ton of money to “redevelop” another old building. And YET, wait for it.... Say NO to the possibility to an ...

Study

Editor, I see that the court house is in need of repair so the commissioners are looking into getting repairs done. So they approve a contract of over $40,000 to do a study on what it will take to get the court house back into new condition again. Forty Thousand dollars to tell them what ...

7 banned words

Dear Editor, For those of us old enough to remember George Carlin’s seven words you could not say on television, we now have a more pernicious list handed down by my president. The following words are not to be used in official Center for Disease Control (CDC) documents: vulnerable-as ...

Current issues

Dear Editor, In the best interest of many women in our society, their unfortunate and appalling secret has been revealed — sexual abuse! Their unwarranted experiences with wayward men has been exposed. Perhaps the “light” has finally illuminated the “darkness” with which they ...

Anti-abortion bill

Dear Editor, Once again we have the Legislature pushing its 20-week anti-abortion bill. Luckily the Governor intends to veto it, but there is always occasion to stress the dreadful problems that such a restrictive bill will cause. Let’s start with three ideas: First, the term ...

Kidnapped

Dear Editor, During my visit to Ramallah, Palestine this past August, I was privileged to meet Emad Burnat by way of a surprising stroke of serendipity. Emad is the producer of the documentary Five Broken Cameras which won 18 awards including one at the Sundance Film Festival. The ...

Dreamers

Dear Editor, The Democratic defenders (dreamers) in offense v. Donald J. Trump is one example of why religion has a bad image. What kind of dreams does one dream that has so little of the world (reality) in it. They in quoting biblical phrases present out-of-context associations. Three ...

In response

Dear Editor, Regarding the Times Observer editorial of 12-12-17: To quote the editor, ”The belief among some men and women that political office or great success in the private sector is a license to push people around, sometimes harming them severely — and get away with it,” to me, ...

Gun laws

Editor, I’m going to keep it simple and direct. If you are writing letters to the editor using leftwing or anti-gun groups talking, or you’re fantasizing over what may or may not happen during a traffic stop, then its probably safe to say you don’t own a gun. However, if you own a gun, ...