- Saturday, May 4, 2013
Manor's fate will be Otsego board's legacy
The Otsego County Boards (plural) of Representatives, more in the past than in the present, have negotiated the county into a financial corner leaving the present board between a rock â€" increased taxation and/or deficits â€" and a hard place â€" selling the Manor.
How safe has the Afghan war left us?
It's hard to see any way we could have avoided Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. We couldn't, after all, just leave al-Qaida ensconced in the country's hinterlands while Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Omar sheltered its leaders. But in the back of our minds, we all probably had the same nagging worry: that regardless of how the Afghanistan effort went, it could never make the U.S. completely secure from terrorism.
Government failed on background-check law
I have to give The Daily Star a ton of credit for giving everybody a fair chance to voice their opinion (opinions don't have to worry about fact checking), no matter how vicious or untrue they are. Tuesday's edition is a fine example of this (see Pinkey and the 'Mad Texan'). What bothers me than these two is the failure of the Universal Background Check to pass because half of our senators voted against it, knowing that 90 percent of the population is in favor of it.
- Friday, May 3, 2013
College's amnesty policy can save lives
The statistics on overdoses among college-age Americans are downright sobering.
Visit the Manor to see how special it is
Don't see any more letters supporting the Manor. We can't give up so quickly! I wish everyone could take one hour of their time and go visit the Manor -- walk up and down the halls, talk to the sweet residents (and the workers too.) See how worried they are and yet they still try to smile when a visitor comes.
County board must learn from mistakes
Too bad the county board learned so little from their disastrous venture into solid waste management (MOSA) that it has become mired in yet another disaster.
- Thursday, May 2, 2013
Reality of sequester is scary enough
"Scare tactics" was a phrase used frequently by President Barack Obama's critics about the sequester.
Courage needed to fight sequester cuts
My anger and frustration with the sequester came to a head yesterday when I discovered that, due to the reduction in Federal grants funding Head Start, Oneonta Head Start will have to lay off eight people, and deny day care service to thirty two families, starting on July 1.
Flag stands for rights we all should respect
I am writing in response to Ms. Popek's piece, "Stepping on the flag, and other memories" on behalf of all U.S. military veterans.
- Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Let LDC handle Manor sale
It's a dilemma, make no mistake about it.
Claims of fracking's safety are misleading
Regarding the letter from John Janitz Jr. of Mount Vision:
Life is too precious to waste on self-pity|
As anyone should know, life here on Mother Earth won't last forever, give or take, in years, months, etc. Like a loaf of bread, a dozen eggs, or carton of milk, we too all have an expiration date on us, with or without all the preservatives in our foods, drink, etc. (minus the bar codes, mind you).
- Tuesday, April 30, 2013
In Our Opinion: Cheers
To OH-Fest, Kevin Rous for his fundraising derby car, and Cathy Decker on her Green Cap award.
Media should be tougher on Democrats
It was refreshing to read an article by Miriam A. Thurber, a sophomore at Unatego Junior-Senior High School. Some of our democratic liberal teachers and media failed to indoctrinate her against the Second Amendment and common sense prevailed.
Oppose the Reproductive Health Act
- Monday, April 29, 2013
Keep working on common core test
Outreach, not legislation, will stop mas
A brief history of Eric and Dylan, who committed the Columbine massacre, shows that they were both violent with mental problems and had criminal backgrounds. They had been seen giving Heil Hitler salutes to each other in school, made prejudiced comments using Darwinian Evolution theory terminology and even made a video for a high school class that portrayed themselves as hit men; shooting students and using profane language.
Street Talk: April 29, 2013
Do you think Congress will pass immigration reform?
Online comments detract from news articles
Having been a reader of The Daily Star most of my life, I would like to suggest that you turn off the website feature of being able to comment on each article. For years now I have read the online version of the paper and do not find much value in all of the online trolls that constantly drone on and on about their agenda in every article, articles that are not even relevant.
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
Raising deposit would help fight litter
In honor of Earth Day, I felt compelled to air one of my pet peeves concerning litterbugs.