I am writing in concern with the photo on page A8, National Kazoo Day, in this week’s edition of your paper....
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The proposed merger of Comcast and Time-Warner raises this question: whatever became of the anti-trust provision of the U.S. Justice Department?
It was one thing when the DOJ looked the other way when Comcast took over NBC, but apparently all systems are “go” for Comcast to take over Time-Warner.
Then, as if to join the DOJ in thumbing its nose at the public, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania will pony up $30,000,000 to Comcast to help in the construction of its Taj Mahal office building in Philadelphia.
Theodore Roosevelt – the most famous “trust buster” in American history – must be spinning in his grave. There is quite a contrast between him and today’s namby-pamby, weak-kneed, sissified politicians who know only one thing: graft and corruption.
Maybe someone in the newspaper business will do an investigative series on who decided to give Comcast $30,000,000 for its office building. (The local broadcast media wouldn’t do it, they’d rather do how many cars crash into buildings.)
Better yet, perhaps someone will file a class-action suit on behalf of all Pennsylvanians who enjoin the state from giving Comcast one thin dime.
If such a suit were to prove to be successful, newspaper headlines would proclaim “Hell freezes today, court deals corruption a severe blow.”
Ross Matlack Jr.
I believe Bill Merrell, the Peters Township School Board member who freaked out at a high school dance, needs to go back to school and retake history, as he is doomed to repeat it. I remember how the television cameras were not permitted to show Elvis’s swinging hips and how congress was discussing bills to make rock ‘n’ roll illegal.
We all know the quote Plato attributed to Socrates about civilization not being able to continue due to children running wild in the streets and not listening to their parents. Even Hesiod wrote, in the eighth century, (BC!) that he saw no future if they were to be dependent on the youth of his day. This knee jerk reaction that seems to be the rage in all school districts lately, was not well played. And his desire to teach ballroom dancing? From this day forward, anything this man has to say has been minimized.
This Peters Township board member has just made twerking THE official dance of his school district for the next four years, if not at school, at least at every party the kids are going to have.
My son and I have experienced a great relationship because I knew which battle to wage, and which to let alone, as I understood the truism, “We seek that which we cannot have.” He wants to rid his life of kids twerking, just like the twist, and he thinks his kids will return to “normal.” This is scary. Just remember, ballroom dancing was considered risque at the time, too. Twerking will come and go, and the more you fight it, the longer it sticks around.
I cannot believe that the Peters Township School Board is even remotely entertaining the idea of offering dance lessons for students because one or more of the board members does not think the students exhibited good taste when dancing at a recent function at the high school. When I was in high school, we had something called a “parent.” These individuals were responsible for my upbringing, and for instilling in me the moral fabric necessary to properly function outside their direct supervision. If the board doesn’t like what took place at the dance, don’t have such functions anymore. If there’s enough money in the already (supposedly) distressed budget to pay for dance lessons for kids, then the board needs to seriously revisit their priorities and repeated calls for tax increases. This is ridiculous!
There was a knock at her door, and when she opened it, an Upper St. Clair woman listened to students ask for a donation for pediatric cancer. Her question to them: “Are you from Penn State?” “Yes,” they reply, and her answer is, “Absolutely, not!” and......