Scrantaxton, formerly known as Scranton, was once a free, capitalist dream that has now become a bureaucratic cesspool, a tax-and-spend nightmare created for taxpayers who have been dragged over hot coals for more than two decades’ worth of political pillaging of the city and its residents. It’s been a city crying for leadership for 23 years, but simply gets sniveling children who blame other administrations, while repeating the same mistakes.
Category Archives: Commentary
Favoring a minimum increase to the minimum wage
It’s not about socialism or communism or Nazism . . . It’s about providing a fair, livable wage for people who for whatever reason lack the ability or opportunity to further themselves.
In defense of individual liberty: Luzerne County councilman weighs in on county chicken ordinance matter
As an elected official sworn to uphold the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, I believe it would be a constitutional violation to infringe on a person’s inherent and indefeasible rights to not allow someone to acquire property, e.g., chickens, to pursue one’s own happiness. Who am I to tell our responsible neighbors and constituents what they can or can’t have on their lands, especially when it is not harming anyone else in their community? It reeks of our county becoming a “nanny state” and takes away their freedoms as taxpaying citizens of our county, Commonwealth and freedoms of living in the United States of America. By doing so we limit individuals’ happiness to love a pet or pets and/or limit their ability to pursue healthier and organic sources of food for their family.
Schizophrenia and psychosis as states of chronic fear and terror
Fear leads to great emotional turmoil. Other so-called mental disorders also often arise from a sense of fear: a fear of individuals, a fear of society, a fear of having been hurt and possibly being hurt again, a fear of life, a fear of death, a fear of not understanding who we are or maybe even being afraid of discovering who we are or who we were, a fear of the uncertainty surrounding what we may become. A fear that maybe we are not a person, or our identity as a person. A fear of challenges, a fear of not knowing the answers, or maybe a fear of not understanding the question, or even a fear of not knowing what questions to ask.
Letter to the Editor: On Obama’s immigration declaration
The President’s first responsibility is to the people of the United States of America, and to honor his oath of office, but this President has shown over and over again that he has no honor, is not truthful, and is not trustworthy!
Letter to the Editor: It’s time to clean house at W-B City Hall
Awake from your coma, voters. You’ve been had by the entire and former elected City Hall clan and that certainly includes monetarily.
Letter to the Editor: A job well-attempted by NASA
A rocket launched by NASA from Virginia recently with intention of delivering supplies to the International Space Station malfunctioned and went down across the Virginia waterfront with quite the spectacular light show. This, much to the chagrin of the Russians, Chinese, French, Germans, Indians, etc. etc. etc. who seem to have little problem getting even a bottle rocket off the ground.
Letter to the Editor: An affirmation of the Globe store purchase proposal
I read about Commissioner O’Malley’s idea to buy the Globe store. What a sensible idea. It is convenient, close to all other businesses, and would save the county money, instead of wasting money on leases.
Letter to the Editor: Political correctness and its adherents
PC (political correctness) is a technique of treachery and control by those of severe prejudice with a totalitarian mindset. PC is, in short, horse hockey.
Letter to the Editor: An excerpt from Thomas Paine’s “The Crisis”
THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in a crisis, shrink from the service of his country: but he who stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: ‘tis dearness only that gives everything its value.