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To the Editor: How can health care bill not be an improvement? brutus 2009-12-18 12:00:38 Yeah, your side. The right wingnut base of the Republican party. I don't understand why you try to run away from this when your views and theirs are the same. That would be like me saying I'm not part of the liberal base of the Democratic party even though we call ourselves Progressive. Are you ashamed? You can't say neither party makes a difference to you when their beliefs are the same as yours. Man up.
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? brutus 2009-12-18 12:04:26 The Gov mandates you to pay Medicare tax. If there is a Gov option in the bill this would fall under the tax provision. Mandating to a private company would be wrong.
To the Editor: How can health care bill not be an improvement? useyourhead 2009-12-18 13:44:45 Wow brutus. I would hate to live life with such animosity. I don't agree with everything the republicans say or do. My beliefs are mine. I am intelligent enough to form my own thoughts and opinions. For you to say that you know what my views are is deplorable. And your feeble attempt to belittle me is just that, feeble. I will say it again, maybe someday you will understand it. If you think either party has the people's best interest in mind, you are greatly mistaken.
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? useyourhead 2009-12-18 14:18:42 You can word it anyway that you wish. The government mandate will require a citizen to purchase a product/service. The Congressional Budget Office has written that "a mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance would be an unprecedented form of federal action. The government has never required people to buy any good or service as a condition of lawful residence in the United States." Does this sound familiar ? If a mandate was the solution, we can try to solve homelessness by mandating everybody buy a house.
Portage finances go deeper in red Tom Butters 2009-12-18 14:50:19 Without any state intervention, Portage will grow deeper in debt with the poor management from its leaders. Living in Portage for many years I have first hand knowledge if this small towns unqualified mayors. With only a few competent council members to attempt to straighten out this mess. But when you have a mayor and his wife tag team, it is very difficult to get the town moving on the right track. This mayor has been on council for years before beign appointed to the mayors office. He accomplished nothing when he was on council and has accomplished less being a mayor.
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? brutus 2009-12-18 15:02:58 And how many times must I remind you there is no final bill. Criticize, as usual, no answers.
Portage finances go deeper in red Ben S. Shaw 2009-12-18 15:49:47 Spouses should not be allowed to be on council together as in any other case of employment; spouses are moved to different areas to avoid conflicts of interests! I guess except when employed in Portage as in every other practices in that little village! Just read some of Mrs. Mayor's comments to earlier articles about the Mr. Mayor; ie: paying his taxes. Yes, we all know it was Mrs. Councilwoman Mayor defending him!! That village is dying a slow agonizing death!! The state should step in and put Portage out of everyones misery! I, too, think that Tammi, Doug and Jay have all tried to do what's best for the village; however, when you have two votes from Mr. and Mrs. Mayor and spineless members on council afraid to vote against the Mayor; What can they do? Mr. and Mrs. Mayor have single-handed split the village by going from house to house in an attempt to turn the village against the council!! I say let the village go under and let's see if the township have any better luck!! P.S. Get rid of the Police Department now before anymore people are sucked into paying extortion money just for driving threw their dying village!!
Kevin Babcock James Sheperd 2009-12-18 16:21:54 I went to school with Kevin and iknew Kevin would help anyone he would go as far as giving his own shirt off his back .I am sorry for your loss and your family will be in my paeyers.
To the Editor: How can health care bill not be an improvement? brutus 2009-12-18 16:48:16 Gee how would I know what your views are? Ohhhhh that's right you express them on here. What a boob.
To the Editor: How can health care bill not be an improvement? useyourhead 2009-12-18 18:37:04 Yes I express my ideas on here and yet you still don't know what my views are. You interpret my words into how you want to hear them. Try opening your mind a bit and easy on the name calling, it's childish. teabagger, right wingnut, arse, boob, etc. etc.
To the Editor: How can health care bill not be an improvement? brutus 2009-12-18 18:47:46 Here is your big chance, STATE YOUR VIEWS. I have asked you 100 times before to state them. STATE THEM. IN YOUR OWN WORDS.
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? useyourhead 2009-12-18 18:48:13 Speaking out againts something that would be horribly wrong? Damn right. Read the latest polls. The people would rather have nothing, than the garbage that is out there now. The people are speaking out. Let's get a bill voted on before X-Mas. Yeah that sounds right, let's rush this. It's only 1/6th of our economy.
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? brutus 2009-12-18 18:49:29 STATE YOUR VIEWS!
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? useyourhead 2009-12-18 18:57:15 I have. Like I said, you interpret my words as you want to hear them. Explaining myself to you would be similiar to explainig them to a wall. With one exception, the wall has a purpose. Good Day.
To the Editor: Constitution grants citizens, not foreigners, rights Manson48 2009-12-18 18:57:37 Gargie, in fact I can and must deny the bible's role in the formation of our government. Those Freemasons and Deists, who founded this country, contrary to what you've been taught, were actually rebelling against the church. This period of time, we often refer to as "The Enlightenment", was a movement away from the emotional stranglehold of the bible, and toward pure logic and reason. Interest in the literature of the ancient Greeks, coupled with a fascination with the ancient Egyptians, sparked a resentment toward the church. As lay persons all across Europe, due in part to excavations in Egypt, learned of the church's lies and the bible's fallacy, a major shift toward atheism and agnosticism was born. Aside from these facts, we only need to look to countries devoted to Islamic Law to see governments that form from the archaic laws of the bible. While one may point to the Quran's doctrine as the central tenet of Islamic Law, we must also realize that the Quran was only born of an attempt to correct the misinterpretations and inaccuracies of the Hebrew bible. Our forefathers specifically and intentionally avoided, any and all, of the biblcal influences that had proven so destructive to governments of the past. And for this we must remain eternally grateful. JM
To the Editor: How can health care bill not be an improvement? useyourhead 2009-12-18 19:00:24 Read #9, or do I need explain it at a level that you will understand ? "You interpret my words into how you want to hear them". Sounds pretty clear to me. Good Day.
To the Editor: Concerned about Iran Manson48 2009-12-18 19:18:21 Israel is, and has always proven to be, the antagonist in the Fertile Crescent. However, the Zionists claim to be God's chosen people and thereby are funded and protected by the Christians at every bloody masacre they invoke. One day the truth shall resurface, as it did just before World War II, and the world will know that the Old Testament was written in Egypt by Egyptians and the New Testament was written in Egypt by the Greeks. World War III, unlike World War II, will not save the Jews, nor their plagerisms. JM
To the Editor: Constitution grants citizens, not foreigners, rights gargie 2009-12-18 19:24:32 I know what it says, what it doesn't say is what your saying. The bible didn't play that big a role? It then didn't influence many of the founders then, please save it. What do you think many cut their reading teeth on? Unlike many I'll leave that to the publics opinion after they read what was. If they don't read the history behind the founding of our documents it really doesn't matter. Saying it doesn't make it so Mason. They were rebelling against the abuses of the church not the truths of the bible. Like I said, I'll leave it up to any and all seekers of truth what ever it maybe and time.
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? manson48 2009-12-18 19:28:46 useyourhead, to quote directly from my comment: "Our government should not force us to purchase any product that it alone does not supply to us." I do not understand how you could interpret that as supporting the government's requirement. JM
To the Editor: Salvation Army helps people in need, regardless of faith Manson48 2009-12-18 19:49:30 I'm certain, like anything else, it depends on who's working in the office and the location thereof. The Salvation Army does offer much needed help to those that ask for it and meet the requirements. But let's also give credit where credit is due. Here's one example of Obama's stimulus package hard at work via The Salvation Army without the well desrved glory Republicans so love to deny any positive congressional action. JM "The Salvation Army Georgia Division a two-year stimulus grant worth $10 million to address the increase in homelessness created by the prolonged economic crisis."
To the Editor: Millbury woman: Without life, who needs health care? Manson48 2009-12-18 20:17:15 The auto companies got into trouble simply because the banks, all but shut down, and stopped making loans. Was I the only one awake for this fiasco? Of course BHO's deficit is going to be ridiculously high in these economic conditions. Do Republicans have even the slightest notion of how capitalism works? Thanks to Bush's neoconservative imperialistic policies, we're flat broke and our cupboards are bare. We've hocked, leveraged, and overinflated any and all tangible securities, Wallstreet could cut and paste into Chinese, Japanese, and Arabian frauds. So we borrow, borrow, and borrow, by printing, printing, and printing until we have to start bombing, bombing and bombing our creditor's creditor's creditors. Capitalism is just way too cool. JM
To the Editor: Constitution grants citizens, not foreigners, rights Manson48 2009-12-18 20:57:14 Gargie, Of course these men read the bible. So have I, and I am an atheist. The truths of the bible are very few and very far between. I sincerely doubt you know much of the actual truth surrounding the bible. The church works diligently day and night to sheild you from it. Thomas Jefferson also studied the bible. Then he rewrote it. Ever heard of The Jefferson Bible? I doubt he was as inspired by it as the evangelists would like for us to believe. Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and one of the most influential Founding Fathers. He also supported the separation of church and state. After leaving the Presidency, he became increasingly concerned with founding a new institution of higher learning, specifically one free of church influences. He, like his comrades, was a Deist. He preferred "reason" over the contrived miracles of the bible. "Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." Thomas Jefferson. JM
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? useyourhead 2009-12-18 22:33:37 Manson, I don't believe our government should require anyone to purchase anything as a condition of lawful residence. Just because our government offers a product that is also available on the private side doesn't change that. Will people, that are self insured, be required to purchase insurance or pay a fee? Will people, with certain religious beliefs, be required to purchase insurance or pay a fee?
To the Editor: How can health care bill not be an improvement? brutus 2009-12-18 22:54:34 Who is childish?
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? brutus 2009-12-18 22:57:26 Here we go with the straw-man arguments.
Mary Wilford Tink 2009-12-19 01:51:03 I worked with this kind lady at Cain's back in the day. She was a wonderful person who was always nice to everyone.
BG woman honored by state as 'true conservationist' downthePike 2009-12-19 12:31:05 Thank you, Georgia Welles. From me and from the next generation!
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? useyourhead 2009-12-19 12:40:24 Today, Sen. Ben Nelson agreed to provide the 60th and deciding vote for sweeping health care legislation in the Senate. I wonder what changed his mind ? Officials said the federal government would pick up Nebraska's entire cost of a Medicaid expansion in the bill. Ahhh I get it now. Senate Democrats are proposing a 10 percent sales tax on tanning salons, to be paid by the person soaking up the rays. The Food and Drug Administration says ultraviolet radiation from tanning can increase the risk of skin cancer. Is our government going to tax everything that the FDA says is bad for us now ? Did a huge door just get opened? With Nelson's decision, Obama's Senate allies appear on track to pass the legislation by Christmas. Always a good idea to get legislation that affects 1/6th of our economy passed by a christmas. If ANYONE thinks that Congress ( Dems or Repubs) has "The People's" best interest in mind you are sadly mistaken. brutus this is for you. Mandate on health insurance to be purchased from the private industry ????
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? brutus 2009-12-19 13:34:41 Single Payer, Medicare for all. We could have had this long ago but you and the wingnut base came unhinged. This is what the Republican Party and wingnut base wanted, Private Insurance. Don't cry to me about it. Blame you and your wingnut base for this. I wanted Gov run insurance, you wanted private. So I really don't want to hear anymore of your whining.
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? useyourhead 2009-12-19 14:16:12 I am not the one voting for this. The people that vote for it, need to step back and really think about what they are doing. It is NOT what the people want. Passing a health care bill just to pass a health care bill no matter what it does to our country. Ver foolish. And if you don't want to hear anymore of my "whining" then don't read what I write. See how easy that is. Good day.
To the Editor: How much do we really want government out of our lives? brutus 2009-12-19 15:55:26 You are so funny. Your response is word for word what the Republicans said earlier today. Haaahhahaahaahha. I'm not a Republican, hahahhahahhaha. You are so predictable. All I have to do is watch a Republican news conference to know what you are going to say. I'm no Republican. Hahhhahaaaha.
Otsego sets school payment plan the parents decide not the board 2009-12-20 09:58:31 Wow, the board does all this without going to the voters. The new board should be completely transparent and reveal all costs and transactions. Much money has already been committed to these elementaries. They do mean alot to the communities.
Facebook frenzy feeds social needs confused 2009-12-21 10:53:10 What is Facebook ??
Portage police expense criticized Tom Butters 2009-12-21 15:38:49 I think Tami would make a great Mayor for Portage. I have yet to hear that she was arrested on outstanding warrants or that she failed to pay any fines. She already is a better citizen than the current mayor.
Portage finances go deeper in red Tom Butters 2009-12-21 15:43:16 Your Mayor and his wife voted to return the Police Chief back to 40 hours per week. Which caused the village to slide in debt further. Which is part of the reason this town will no longer have a police department. Don't forget the mayor's wife also voted for those expenses.
BG cracks down on 'snow street' parking rules cynthia 2009-12-22 13:29:49 I completely agree. It drives me crazy when citizens who have driveways don't use them and park their cars on the streets. Park your car in the driveway and stop making more work for the plow drivers! I want my street plowed!
BG cracks down on 'snow street' parking rules AJ Dukes 2009-12-22 13:43:59 Mr. Fawcett needs to get back off his high horse and use common sense....still not very common with public officials.... but that's another letter. A "two inch" snow emergency??? Maybe here in Pembroke Pines, Florida, where I have decided to avoid any and all snow fall, but in northwest Ohio????? Come on, this smells like a sweet heart deal towing plan aimed at college kids that leave for the weekend or a break and find out that BG once again screws them over! Change the criteria for what makes it a REAL "snow emergency"!
BGSU grad shares hope downthePike 2009-12-22 14:20:00 We all have the power to be a positive influence in someone's life and the gift of that power can come back to us as well. Congratulations to Ms. Tirabassi and best wishes for her continued success in every way!
Faithful feline found by family downthePike 2009-12-22 14:25:05 This is a great story and I'm so glad that Wavey survived and was reunited with her people. As bad as this may sound, if she had been in a cat carrier, she would have frozen to death, so it was a very lucky thing that she was loose in the car and able to get to her food after the crash. Wyoming is no place to get in an accident or be stranded - take it from one who knows. Thank goodness this all turned out well. My best wishes for the Lohrbach's and for Wavey.
BG cracks down on 'snow street' parking rules rowdyBG 2009-12-23 04:41:14 Yup what this guy said just another way to get us college students to give more money to the great city of bowling green. As if they havent had got enough already always trying to add some fees somewhere. f off city of bg sleez balls
Portage finances go deeper in red concernedcitizen 2009-12-23 09:42:32 it is very obvious that the only one who attends council meetings is oldham. do you others know that one of our council members is married to the village ad. that to should be a conflict. but that is how we got a new mower, new roof, furnance cleaned twice in one year shall i go on? now our clerk/treas. this is a man that has no idea yet what he is doing. but because of him telling council that if we want anything to get it now before the auditors freeze spending. so council did. we have rugs delivered at $47.00 a month when curly used to sweep the ones we had but that was to much work for ron. now he gets $400.00 a month. keep track of the spending "people" next we hired joe as maintanence man $10.00 per hour for things that ron could do at his salary "but no". now the clerk needed a new phone system at $2500.00 and that passed with 4 council yes 2 no. and the cost of this phone system is about $500.00 a month. the clerk get paid $1550.00 a month figure 30 hours a month that is $51.66 an hour REALLY and he still can not do his job. why doesn't he offer to take a pay cut. and extra $800 would help the village.
To the Editor: Bradner resident challenges right-of-way decision Tom Butters 2009-12-23 09:54:48 Someone needs to show Kathleen Wright how to write a story. On the issue of a new dump truck. Do you really need a new dump truck. Didn't the village just purchase a new fire truck, for the spoiled firemen? Lets slow down on spending, I believe the police were turned down for a raise because of the poor economy. Well guess what things haven't changed in a week, the economy is still poor.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Joe Schroeder 2009-12-23 11:40:57 Wow, you're just overflowing with Christmas spirit! Thanks for sharing, it certainly made my day a little brighter. Since you got the chance to share your belief, so shall I take an opportunity! I even typed it and didn't have to right click. Have a Merry Christmas! "This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference" ~Romans 3:22. Simply put, I read this verse as easily as the apostle Paul intended it to be read - my righteousness comes from my faith and belief that Jesus Christ was crucified for my sins. That's it. I don't need to read anything further into it. I don't need to be looking for contradictions. Even if you weren't a believer, wouldn't you still be a little scared of the "what-if" heaven and hell really existed? If I hadn't accepted Jesus' sacrifice, I still think I'd err on the side of caution and accept eternal life with The King instead of the alternative.
To the Editor: Life at BGSU imitates a cartoon Matthew P Lyons 2009-12-23 12:00:46 It seems many people need to learn the difference between a general fund and a capitol improvements fund. The two cannot cross. I did notice there were no complaints about the money being spend on new residence halls or the Wolf Center for the Arts. I guess this is just another look at one pixel of the big picture, so sad.
BG cracks down on 'snow street' parking rules BGRes 2009-12-23 14:18:11 So, move your car before break. Or move your car into a place off the street. I want my streets plowed and not have to dodge plowed-in cars on the street. Further, city ordinance dictates vehicles are not to be parked in the street for more than 24 hours, thereby negating your car-left-over-break nonsense. And for future reference, the city doesn't profit from private companies towing vehicles, hence the tow companies being private. How does this target college students when 1/4 of the city is on-campus, while the other 3/4 are local residences or apartments (yes, the numbered streets have local residents who are not students)? Seems to affect us townies more than the students. Gather a touch of information before you post something founded in ignorance.
To the Editor: Boy, 10, got left out of gift program Teri 2009-12-23 16:32:23 This is a sad situation. That young boy should not have been left out for any reason. If nothing else, they could have re-figured how much was to be spent on the children so the money on hand would cover all children who were approved. Shame on the Sheriff Dept. I sincerely hope you can sleep well on Christmas eve.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas gargie 2009-12-23 22:29:33 Are you playing the part of Scrooge this year? As far as the bible goes context is very important. I realize it's very long but it still has one, two I'd say. Stick to those 2 and it won't contradict itself. Facts? What would you say if there was a machine that could create all kinds of wonderful things without being told to? What would you think of the person who created that machine? I see proof of God every day in the faces of those I meet, you do not. There is a cure Scrooge, maybe you will meet up with the Trinity this Christmas Eve. :) Merry Christmas
Portage finances go deeper in red Ben S. Shaw 2009-12-23 23:22:47 Obviously, oldham and concernedcitizen must drink the water in Portage and have weak-minds to allow a mayor to run their finances for the village when he can't even run his personal finances and demand that YOU pay YOUR one percent tax that he does not require himself to pay while saying that his tax man told him not to worry about it until next year!! You probably missed that article!! This is the same mayor that allows a chief to work full time hours, have a part time police officer, a part-time prosecutor (full time Defense attorney) and a magistrate while not bringing in any money to cover their expenses instead of suspending the police department and legal proceedings in order to stop creating a bigger deficit!! They should have sold all the police equipment and put that towards their deficit. This should have been done on Dec. 1st instead of waiting a whole month creating a bigger deficit by writing a month worth of paychecks for the police department!! Portage should sell the dump truck (that they never use), the mower, phone system, and anything else that is not tied down in order to reduce the deficit!! Instead they follow and back a mayor that believes in "Do as I say and not as I do!"
Portage finances go deeper in red Ben S. Shaw 2009-12-23 23:24:20 Part 2: A mayor that can not remember to pay his own taxes, even though, you pay them the same time every year!! Due to Portage’s leadership, the 2 townships will absorb it by March 2010!! You heard it here first!! Especially when you have an auxiliary police department that will have to have gas for the vehicles, maintenance for the vehicles, insurance in case your keystone cops get hurt chasing one of the unfortunate citizens that make the mistake of driving through your (not speed trap just "TRAP" of a) village!! Yep, keep backing your Mayor and the bottoms the limit for Portage!!
No raises for county receive69 2009-12-24 04:46:33 I would just like to send Kudos out to all three of our Commissioners. They are living examples of how people can form together and accomplish a mission, without worrying about crossing political party lines. All three of these gentleman have done an excellent job serving our County, and have done a great job keeping Wood County in the economic Black. Great Job!
Portage finances go deeper in red concernedcitizen 2009-12-24 08:06:59 tere has always been enough money to cover the police but when it started being split into different line items then it should have been all of a sudden the police are costing us. in october thepolice brought in over $5,000 and in november over $3500 with only 1 officer we are in the plus. it is the mower payment, the sewer payment, phone payment, truck payment, treas. salary, village ad. salary, that is killing us. ben s shaw as i have said before if you would attend a council meeting you would know te real facts and not just what you are being told, and what you reading. townships will not absorb portage until at least after the tax vote in may. i agree that tax will not pass but can't you open your eyes and see the treas is about all of the problem the village passed it's audit in 2007 and the bruce came and now we are in fiscal emergency. he is the one who when he lost the election earlier in 2000's he last words were "i will take this village down" and he did it. who ever informed you there will be an auxiliary id feeding you bad info. there is not going to be one ins wil not cover oneget your info straight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To the Editor: Life at BGSU imitates a cartoon ProudFalcon 2009-12-24 09:22:58 It is disappointing that BGSU had to make staffing cutbacks and I do feel for those who have lost their jobs. But indeed there are separate funds with separate funding sources and, even thought it might not make complete sense to the onlooker, the money must be used for the purpose for which it was donated or granted. Those who do not want to see more staffing or other general cutbacks should consider gifting BGSU’s general fund, or even giving directly to the academic departments/programs that have experienced the most reductions. I do support the capital improvements currently taking place on campus. But it is something to consider for all who wish to support public universities or non-profits in general. The most coveted charitable gift is one that has no restrictions. Supporting special projects is generous but so too is supporting the organization on the whole by just providing general operating dollars with no strings attached.
To the Editor: BG woman disappointed in holiday lights BGVOTER 2009-12-24 09:23:14 If your so upset, why don't you help volunteer to hang the lights? The first people to complain are also the first people to NOT help out!
To the Editor: Boy, 10, got left out of gift program BGVOTER 2009-12-24 09:27:26 I'll agree that it is too bad the 10 year old got left out, but nobody should ever complain about not getting things for free. My kids could use some extra presents, but I am not about to let some stranger just give us things. I work for my money!
BG cracks down on 'snow street' parking rules BGVOTER 2009-12-24 09:33:42 "f off city of bg sleez balls"? Really? I hope that was not written by a student, that is horrible grammer. But, of course you go to BGSU so it probably was. At least capitalize the F! And people, get your 1997 Dodge Neon off the street please! Park in your driveway, that is why it is there.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Merry 2009-12-24 09:50:23 Wow. I am sorry that Christmas brings you so much grief, John, and that you felt compelled to share it with others. Now you keep praising the ancient Egyptians and I will keep praising God and then some day, in this life or the next, we will find out which one of us was right. Until then, can we quit the name-calling and sweeping presumptions about Christian life? Can you also find a better example of a pro-Christmas person than Bill O'Reilly? He is not necessarily representitve of all Christians. Anyway, Merry CHRISTmas!
To the Editor: Life at BGSU imitates a cartoon Marlene 2009-12-24 10:25:17 I, to would rather see a renovation of Anderson Arena rather than see a new one erected. The elimination of instructional staff, the Canadian Studies department, and many other cuts were made I feel willy-nilly, and without thought on the long term impact of the school. The President of the university should not have been paid as much as she is, and in this season of financial straits should have given the entire pay back to the school. From what I've seen, morale is terrible, maintenance is lacking, and there are way too many lights burning at night in both offices and in the buildings as a whole. Did you know that there's at least one building where you cannot turn off the hall lights? The University's going to start charging for copies now in all of the computer labs, and instead of staying in-house in developing a system, they're going to contract it out. I saw a lovely notice from the BGSUFA denouncing the administration for ignoring their concerns and reminding the administration that they can make recommendations as well in advancement and hiring. Everyone associated with the hockey program will easily remember the fears when the new president was hired, for she was the one who eliminated KSU's program. The AD has ignored the needs of the program for years, and the school has reaped the price of that with awful records and a tired facility. Suffice it to say, BGSU needs a remodel, beginning with the Trustees, the entrenched administration, and afaic, most of the deans.
To the Editor: Boy, 10, got left out of gift program Teri 2009-12-24 13:13:05 To BGVOTER: Thank God you have a job but some people don't. Yes, your children would be happy with EXTRA presents but what about the children who don't get any at all? Giving comes from the heart and no one should be left out. I sincerely hope your family has a Very Merry Christmas.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas BGPagan 2009-12-24 13:18:11 Christianity is broken and hollow. It is dying out. The bible is a mythological joke. It is not even very well, especially the butchered and edited-for-politics New Testament. Christmas has been co-opted, bought, and sold several times over. Christians get a life!
BG cracks down on 'snow street' parking rules AJ Dukes 2009-12-24 15:41:16 How is it again the a college kid leaving his car parked on 4th and High is going to effect the well being of BG??????? The "townies" need to remember what sector of the population butter their bread! FYI I was voting in BG elections when Bartlett was mayor....pretty sure that's before you were the math! And please get your facts right... most all munis contract with tow companies, and receive a flat rate per vehicle towed plus a percentage of impound and storage fees, I'm sure BG falls in that category (if not you should be writing to the paper about that!)
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Bunker 2009-12-25 00:19:05 Either John Miller is Manson48, or they are both drinking out of the same kool-aid pitcher. I mean the egyptian christmas and the origin of the word "amen" - come on! You are an elitist and think that you need to teach "the common folk" the "stupidity" of their beliefs. You want to speak like you are the smartest man in the room, but are more like the drunk boistering at the company party. I pity you for being so small as to attack someone's religion during this season of forgiveness, hope, and companionship. Check out some of Manson48's other comments to letters. The one about the zionists taking over is great! BGPagan: Talk about being a joke! When was the "Book of Shadows" written? The only books I have seen were written by Buckland or Cunningham, and were written within the last forty years or so. I just want to make sure that your religion is based on facts and text, not what some naked hippie wrote as "ancient knowledge". Following paganism based on that is like following scientology, sir.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas BGPagan 2009-12-26 09:19:20 "Jesus" was a naked hippie. No religion is based on facts at all, just made-up stories. For example: there was a guy in first century Palestine who died and came back from the dead for all to see, but there is NO documentation of that ever happening. But anyway, he wants you to obey his church (or one of the many) so that he can forgive you for something and you don't know what it is. He wants your money. He will come back from the dead soon. Always soon... Christianity aka "Imaginary Sky Zombie wants to forgive you for more money." Talk about being a joke! sir!
Portage finances go deeper in red Ben S. Shaw 2009-12-26 09:58:24 Ok concernedcitizen, you say that the Police Department made the village $5000, so if we do some math: One 40 hour per week Police Chief at $16 per hour equals $2560 per month, one part time officer working approximately 12 hours per week at $13 per hour equals $624 per month, paying for a Magistrate, Prosecutor, fuel for the cars, insurance and workman’s comp out of $1816 that’s left over PRICELESS!! Now, explain to me how you figure that they are ahead?
To the Editor: Life at BGSU imitates a cartoon brutus 2009-12-26 12:10:41 It is kind of misleading to say all the funds come from capital improvement and donations. Only a small part of this comes from donations, and if you call higher student fees and costs to be capital improvement fund, I'd beg to differ.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas brutus 2009-12-26 12:16:10 Christmas is a time for forgiving, hope and companionship???? Wow, I thought it was about the birth of Christ. Bunker must be a real genius.
Portage finances go deeper in red VOTER 2009-12-26 16:32:16 Ben S. Shaw, you win!
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Bunker 2009-12-26 17:03:02 brutus - I didn't say Christmas for just that reason. This time of season is holy to a lot of beliefs and religions. What religion doesn't promote forgiveness, hope, or compassion (companionship) at this time of year? Have you heard of Yule, Ramadan, Hanukkah, or Kwanza? I'm not a christian, but say "merry christmas". It hasn't killed anyone yet! BGPagan - I never said I was a christian, sir. I'm just showing you that paganism is a myth, and if you want to attack christianity, we'll see how your religion stands up to scrutiny. Paganism and Wicca is on the rise due to the goth and emo cultures embracing it. Kinda like the hip-hop scene spreading the trend of "sagging". I guess that I would be hostile towards other religions if mine were being used as a fashion accessory, too. Is the Bible as incredible of a story as that you evolved from a ooze in the ocean? Amazing things can, and do, happen.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas BGPagan 2009-12-27 10:20:02 So is that why all the goth emo kids are wearing crucifixes and proclaiming to be devout saved christians? They are wearing their christianity on their sleeves like fashion accessories. So shallow. Talk about a passing fad. You are right about one thing: amazing things DO happen. Like lions eating christians. Simply amazing.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Bunker 2009-12-27 15:18:22 BGPagan - Great! We agree that amazing things can happen, like the lion laying down with the lamb, or you saying something that an intellectual would agree with! Anyways, I am not really that familiar with the goth or emo lifestyle. I figured that the crucifixes were to show that they are "uber vampires" and that the cross can't stop them or their belief in Harry Potter! The person who told you Jesus was a hippie must have been trying to sell you drugs, or on them. Get real. The line about lions eating christians was sheer brilliance! Do you dare say the same about putting jews in the oven, or burning "witches" at stake, or does your prejudice apply only against christians, sir? Thanks for proving what kind of dolts hate Christmas!
ENGAGEMENT: Davis & Laurent John 2009-12-27 16:36:26 Glad to hear she is someones problem now. I feel bad for the guy.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas BGPagan 2009-12-27 20:38:03 Jews and witches didn't screw up western civilization for 2000 years. There was no Jewish inquisition or a dark age that resulted from Semitism. No witch ever caused anything like Northern Ireland. No lion ever slept with a lamb. That is another myth. Stop trying to use examples of things you are not familiar with. I don't care about the lifestyle of Jesus, since he is a myth too. Just like Buddah, Mercury, and Ammon-ra. Those are stories not meant to be taken literally or too seriously. Dolts indeed!
To the Editor: Boy, 10, got left out of gift program Concerned citizen 2009-12-28 01:38:32 It is unfortunate that this child was left out, however, this is an excellent program that does not deserve bashing. No organized event in this world goes off without some type of unexpected problem. I think you should recognize this great charity event and realize strangers donated money and police officers volunteered to take time away from thier own families so they could help others. There was no restrictions on how the money each child was given had to be used. The other two siblings could have purchased for thier brother. This is why people do not donate thier time or money anymore. You try and do good things and no matter how well it goes, someone has to complain. Alot of children benefited from this program and I would like to thank the Sheriff's Office and all of the police officers and individuals involved in this event.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas gargie 2009-12-28 17:00:18 Western civilization! 2000 years! Your a riot. I won't even go into the Vikings and their witch's not to mention the "civilized" clans of early Great Britain just to name 2. ROFLOL. We haven't even been using forks for that long!
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Manson48 2009-12-28 17:36:19 Yes, I John Miller am nad not the leastbit ashamed. As for being the smartest, well bunker you have been very busy posting your hollowed rhetoric as if you are the beacon for the world. It's funny, that the Christian clan, in the spirit of Mr O'Reily, who posted his ilk on atheists, prior to my letter submission, call me scrooge for simply not worshipping the holiday in the "Christian" spirit. The holiday was celebrated long before the Roman church,in 394 ad, granted permission to the polytheistic Christian sect the ok to honor their Sun God. The, all too common, Christian entitlement complex is sickening. They take over a holiday, they once considered pagan, and then admonish those of us that honor it in the spirit of which it originated. The word that best suits this behavior is "Typical" JM
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas brutus 2009-12-28 22:32:41 Not to get to deep but Bunker, Hitler was a Christian and burning at the stake was a Christian tradition. Even in the South as late as the 60's after Sunday services Christians would hang black people. Their whole families would be there. Just reciting history.
To the Editor: BG woman disappointed in holiday lights Barb Sartain 2009-12-30 01:03:15 Volunteer to hang the lights? That is the job of the public utilities of Bowling Green. There are many area communities smaller than Bowling Green that were decorated beautifully and tastefully and didn't spend alot of money; for example, Grand Rapids. Their decorations are done by the Chamber and the town maintenance dept. I'm not the only one that is disappointed and to suggest that it's the community's job to "help out" is unrealistic to say the least.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Bunker 2009-12-30 02:27:01 BGPagan - You better ask John Miller about the jews not wanting to mess things up. He has a conspiracy theory about the zionists that you almost need a tinfoil hat to read! You forget the 2000 years of technology and learning the christians brought about. Google search "famous christian inventor" and be amazed! Now google search "famous witch (or pagan) inventions" and look at all the Harry Potter stuff. Just the facts, sir. Manson48 - You certainly are one hateful little man! You are full of the "zionists are taking over this" and "christians are stupid and don't know that". Then you wonder why people "admonish" you for being untraditional. You fail to see that we admonish you for being a elitist, conspiracy crazed, loud mouthed hate monger. You wear your prejudice on your sleeve like a swastika, Mr. Miller. I am more than happy to be the one in the room who constantly points it out. brutus - I'd rather argue with you about healthcare, but nevertheless... True, Hitler was a self proclaimed christian, and a scumbag. Being a christian didn't make him a scumbag, being a racist POS did. G. Washington, MLK jr, Patrick Henry, John Adams, Columbus, Lincoln - all christians, as are inventors Galileo, Copernicus, Kepler, Pascal, Faraday, Kelvin, and Newton to name a few. The lynching in the south wasn't about being a christian, no matter how much you try to link it. It was about politics and oppression of people. Most of the lynching was likely done by "dixiecrats" southern democrats. The KKK was founded to stop the "radical republicans" who supported equal rights and the blacks who would vote for them. Al "Mr Roboto" Gore even proposed a Nathan Forrest (a confederate soldier and KKK leader) day. What about Robert Byrd and Fritz Howling? BTW - Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Jerimiah Wright, and B J Clinton are christians, like Hitler, as you pointed out. I love it when you dig yourself a hole! Bunker = not a christian, but supports your right to be one!
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Manson48 2009-12-30 05:26:13 Bunker, I left you, along with your bible, trying to figure out who Thomas Jefferson was. As for the Zionists, wow I'm brilliant for thinking that one up on my own, heh? What's funny is that I really could care less. Bill O'Reilly showed some true stupidity, and that left my head shaking for two days, before I finally broke down and wrote this letter. Elitist? That's just plain funny. See, I made my choice a long time ago. I don't care what cockeyed notions people dream up about me. You want to debate? I'll debate. But I also know Christians don't want to debate. They want to recruit. So yes, I'm a little tired of their antics. What we know the church has suppressed about the bible, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia and such, is purely crimminal, and I feel strongly for those men and women who dedicated their lives to archeology and science. Hitler, Swastika, Zionism? Research what the German scholars were publishing before World War II about Egypt and the bible and we may just be able to have an honest discussion here. No, I'm not remorseful for anything I've said here. It's those things that I haven't said that haunt me. JM
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Manson48 2009-12-30 05:35:10 One other note Bunker: "Witch's Hammer". And no, it's not from Harry Potter. The Vatican commisioned it, and some 300 million women burned at the stake because of it. Now back in your box, you're starting to irritate me! JM
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas BGPagan 2009-12-30 06:36:30 Correction to Bunker's lie: Christianity DID NOT bring about 2000 years of learning and technology. Christianity, starting with the Council of Nicea, and the early popes brought about intolerance, hatred, brutality, war, and ignorance that has lasted up until modern times. The dark ages were a time of ignorant barbarity because the Church stifled learning in any area other than ecclesiastic DOGMA. They burned more books than they wrote. Don't go giving stupid google lists of Christian inventors when each of those (Galileo, Newton, etc) was branded a heretic and badly treated by the church. I will not even go into the Inquisition and the Burning Times because it is such a disgusting affair that clearly shows the nature of unleashed christian hatred. I also defend people's right to be whatever religion they want, but Bunker you certainly push the Christianity down people's throats without being one. You don't defend ANYONE else, you only attack. Christianity itself did not encourage technology or enlightenment. Only until the Renaissance when intellectuals began doubting christian dogma, did we begin to emerge from the barbarism of the dark ages that was CAUSED by Christianity. Classical Greece (a pagan culture) gave more to western civilization than any other. The church lost or burned a great deal of that material. Without Alexander the Great (devout pagan) there would have been no western world for Rome (pagan empire) to expand into, or Constantine (initially pagan) to take over. If dolts like you are still running around falsely disparaging the contributions to civilization of pre-christian cultures, then I will continue to correct your madness and clarify the hateful destruction wrought by christianity in the name of its non-historical messiah. Oh gargie: viking cultures discovered America about 800 years BEFORE Columbus, while pre-Roman Brittons built Stonehenge, a precise astronomical calendar and calculator. As dolts continue to spew hate and fear on paganism, I will continue to expose their lies. The original message of christianity (agape and acceptance) is long lost. What remains is hypocrisy, innuendo, and lies. Just read the posts on this blog!
To the Editor: Bradner resident challenges right-of-way decision gonzo 2009-12-30 09:14:46 the purchase of the new firetruck is pretty essential in my eyes. I would like to think that is helps reduce the "ISO ratings in the village and the township.. accidents happen and I truly believe you would be very thankful to see that new firetruck and all the spoiled firmen if you home were on fire.. the truck that was retired was well over it's life expectancy, and needed to be replaced, living in a rural community where water sources are somtimes hard to get to. the added larger water tank on the new truck could mean lots when it comes to fire damage, trust me, being a volunteer firefighter in a nearby village, I've seen lots of time that extra 500 or even 100 gallon of water is the differance between saving the house or watching it turn to ruins. Equiptment needs replacing in time, as for the dump truck.. look at it, yes it needs replaced also... Guess I'm just asking you to think before you place the words here..but each to his own opinion.
To the Editor: Bradner resident challenges right-of-way decision gonzo 2009-12-30 09:25:16 oh yes I almost forgot the monies that purchased the new firetruck for the spoiled firemen and firewomen of the village of Bradner, didn't just come from the village budget, lets not forget that this dept. also serves Montgomery Twp. as well. the fine people of the twp also take monies from their budget to help with fire protection of this community as well as Wayne and Risingsun. So once again, please think before you write. and have a Happy SAFE New Year!
To the Editor: Letter writer missed joy and meaning of Christmas jb 2009-12-30 09:47:55 While I do not agree with the extent in which Mr. Miller denounces religion, I have to say, you Mr. Klee are just as off-based with you comments. People that follow an organized religion seem to always be quick to berate others with different view points other than their own. The word "faith" is an easy cop-out that is used as the catch all to questions no one has the true answers to including myself. You state in your comments "Factual certainty when it comes to excluding the possibility of the existence of God ironically is simply not a provable hypothesis - that is until you die". Your basically saying "Well, you cannot prove God doesn't exist so "He" must be real". The point I'm trying to make is that using your logic the argument can be made for either viewpoint regardless of your beliefs. I do not claim to have all the answers but choose to form my beliefs based on logic and science as opposed to emotion, authority, tradition or dogma.
To the Editor: Boy, 10, got left out of gift program Teri 2009-12-30 10:49:07 This was not an unexpected problem. The child was approved, then eliminated. This problem could have been resolved in a gracious manner. "The other two siblings could have purchased for their brother" comment should have been thought through before it was made. I sincerely hope the person who made this comment takes the time to realize what poor judgement they used in posting this idea.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas brutus 2009-12-30 11:26:53 Bunker, I was just pointing out some things you had said. I wasn't trying to turn it into a Dem- Repub thing. But how can people sit in a Christian church and praise God and then go out and hang a man for fun? And these were not isolated instances.
To the Editor: Letter writer missed joy and meaning of Christmas Manson48 2009-12-30 12:01:40 Thanks jb, for pointing out what is perhaps my biggest complaint with those theists I harp on about. Does anyone here have the slightest clue exactly how religious the ancient Egyptians were? For the record, I do not denounce religion nor, a belief in a God. Yahweh, Amen, Amuun-Ra, Adonai, Allah, Zues(Jesus), or any of the many monikers assigned to the "all powerful" God of the Judeo/Christian bible says: "I am the way, the light, and the truth." Quite simply, God is truth. Plato, Socrates, Descartes, Kant, Voltaire and so many others wrote, and still write, so very much on the topic of the, way (we should live), the light (that illuminates that path) and those truths (that we can simply not deny along that path). Descartes went to the first and simplest of those truths, in his quest for answers: "I think, therefore I am". Amen-Ra, my favorite biblical moniker, said something very similar: "I am that I am" So Mr Klee, are you trying to imply, that I do not believe, nor have faith, in truth? What troubles me about the Christians, is their devotion to the ignorance of things we have moved so far beyond. Where ignorance is to be forgiven, because it is simply a lack of knowledge, and not of comprehension, this refusal to even consider any evidence to the contrary, of their preconcieved notions, is not to be. I came to know, through very long and studious research, that the theology the Judeo/Christian sects claim title to, originated in ancient Egypt, and was further cultivated in the fertile cresent. (although largely in Mesopotamia) Those folks I met along the way, were simply astonished, as was I, at the amount of evidence we have accumulated over the centuries of excavations in the region. All too often though, we found the obstacle to the truth was the church and this attitude. Mr Klee, I have a deep respect for religion, as a path to spirituality. Unfortunately, the Jews and the Romans both left the way, and the light, along with the truth, buried in Egypt. JM
To the Editor: Merry Christmas to 'Grinchy' writer Manson48 2009-12-30 12:18:55 Thank you Ms Keeler-Black. I would hope that, some like minded folks, send Bill O'Reilly similar sentiment. I simply did not, nor did any atheist, need and/or deserve, to be chastised by such a vulgar, hateful, piece of ignorant Fox Grinch-hide as he. JM
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Manson48 2009-12-30 12:28:58 Bunker was last seen Googling "Thomas Jefferson" and could not be reached for comment. Pagans Rock! JM
Trip to Jerusalem was learning experience Manson48 2009-12-30 13:10:19 "It boils down to two groups of people claiming the same piece of land as their homeland, and at different times in history, they are both right," he explained. Flavius Josephus tried, but he failed in every possible way, to prove that the Jewish nomads of the Bible ever had a claim to any "homeland". His attempt goes back to the time of Christ, when Rome ruled the region. Egypt ruled it some time before that. Britain held the most recent deed on the land and the Zionists invoking the "We're God's chosen and he said..." rule, along with some deplorable acts of terrorism, forced Britain's hand. A pamphlet, the Zionist terrorists printed for the British, promising more acts of terrorism, recently sold for $130,0000.00 Euro, I believe. It's ridiculous, but, as he alludes, it's the Christian Holy land, so Americans will side with the Jews. Best line: "If we learned anything it was that the widely-held American and Israeli stereotype of typical Palestinians being 'terrorists' is wrong," Bailey notes as one of his significant lessons he learned from his two-week trip.
To the Editor: Letter writer missed joy and meaning of Christmas ewing1972 2009-12-30 15:12:39 Dear Manson48, I humbly ask you to go in depth concerning your comments about "devotion to ignorance of things that we have moved on from." I am a educated person who studied all of my adult life in Christian places of higher education. I am a minister and I value my education. My education was not only just about Bible and Theology. I have studied some of the same theories that you have. I just want a explanation to your remarks. Just because I may not believe what you believe, does not make me or anyone else who disagrees with you ignorant or stupid. Please do not sterotype every Christian in this way. As Paul said in the New Testament, "Let's agree to disagree."
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas Karen Witker 2009-12-30 17:58:10 As far as celebrating holidays (holy-days) are concerned, every religion has them, and every religion has a right to celebrate them. Does it matter in this lifetime which holidays you celebrate? No, and it is a matter of opinion to that particular individual why or how they celebrate those holidays. Does it matter where or when the holidays came from? Of course not. It matters to the individual why those holidays are celebrated, but it should not concern everyone else that you celebrate your religion in your way. It's nice that you have share the origin of Christmas, however, that is not why it is celebrated now. That's fine that you celebrate it as a non-believer, but I don't think that it is okay to point out to others that they are "doing it wrong". You know those evangelists on tv that most of us hate? You, sir, are turning into one. All religions have streaks of hate and violence in their histories. But the overall message has been peace, and showing mercy to each other. When was the last time you helped out a person in need? As this holiday season draws to a close, think about this: what have you done to help others? Shared a smile with a stranger? Been nice to the store clerk through the return line? Though you may not believe what everyone else does, there is a code of moral conduct for everyone and not necessarily every religion. How is your behavior measuring up?
Idaho's gamble pays off in win over Falcons rr 2009-12-30 20:36:46 Turns out, according to "Sentinel Staff", the University of Idaho is a branch of the Nevada system. Well, I guess it's even. Out here in the far west, we're not really sure where Bowling Green is. Is it in eastern or western Kentucky?
Idaho's gamble pays off in win over Falcons Read much? 2009-12-30 21:48:32 You must be referring to the "gambles" wording in the title of the article when you make your connection to Nevada. You'd think that it would be in reference to going for the two point conversion and if you make it you win and if you don't you lose...hence the gamble. Not that gambling = Nevada. You'd also think that one could easily read "Bowling Green, Ohio" under the Sentinel Tribune logo since you are trolling on this newspaper's site. Then again you are a troll.
To the Editor: Letter writer missed joy and meaning of Christmas enough 2009-12-30 22:51:44 Why did the Sentinel print a letter that is so mean spirited in the first place? I think the comments are thoughtful and show a respect for other points a view.
To the Editor: BG man offers his opinion on celebrating Christmas BGPagan 2009-12-31 05:16:53 Karen Witiker: I agree with absolutely everything you said. It was very well put, and thank you. One question: How should I handle the scorn and derision I receive if I ever DARE to throw out a festive "Happy Yuletide" or "Happy Solstice" to a hateful, narrow person who in turn has NO IDEA why I might be in a good mood? ...and I don't even CARE if they say Merry Christmas at Walmart. I get lambasted, derided or questioned if I speak it my own way, so I often refrain out of fear or simple annoyance. I actually feel sorry for all the Christians who don't know about the origins of their beleifs, but I usually keep it to myself do we can all get along. Should I? Should the Jews of 1938 Germany have kept so quiet? Hmmm. It appears that the "War on Christmas" is being made up by those evangelists on TV that most of us hate (or rather: dislike EXTREMELY). Karen Witker: I also agree with your closing statement about a code of moral conduct for everyone, and not every religion (it should be SECULAR!!!) Further statements outside of your calming, enlightened paradigm should be ignored by rational commentors on this blog, thank you.
Idaho's gamble pays off in win over Falcons RB 2009-12-31 09:09:53 Fun game to watch, especially the second half. Thank you Falcons for coming to Idaho and putting on a good show. Oh, and the snowball throwers do not reflect our community at large.
To the Editor: Boy, 10, got left out of gift program Brenda Rambo 2009-12-31 09:43:03 I would just like to clarify that my intention in writing this letter was to insure this situation would not happen again. It should have been handled differently and whoever was in charge needed to recognize that. I said it was a great program at the beginning and I am glad it is offered. My great nephew's oldest sister is 5 and the youngest is 4 and autistic. She does not speak and I doubt the 5 year old understood the situation. Please do not blame the kids! I hope no one else ever gets left out in the future. Just for the record, someone kind did take him shopping 2 days before Christmas- this boy picked out 2 pairs of jeans,sock, underwear, snow boots, gloves, one toy, one game, a bag of candy and some Pringles for his youngest sister. Everything was certainly appreciated but hardly EXTRA gifts on top of most American kids Christmas hauls...
To the Editor: Letter writer missed joy and meaning of Christmas gargie 2009-12-31 10:25:28 BG is such a pleasant town filled with friendly faces and caring people. I hope the current poor attitudes surfacing in the LTE are not a sign of things changing for the worse. If BG had everything I needed I'd never go anywhere else, sadly I'm forced to on occasion, but I don't like it. Lets try and remember how good it is here when we write LTE and do our part to keep BG the pleasant small town it is. We don't all see things the same way, but that doesn't mean we can't respect each other. I respectfully disagree with the tone of this LTE and don't believe it should have been allowed to be published. I think the Sentinel needs to hire somebody with a sweet heart to try and convince people who write letters like this or the one it's referring too that maybe it's not such a good idea. BG’s one of the last nice places around lets not loose it.