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BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal useyourhead 2009-08-19 15:50:54 Paranoid ? No. Would you want that person living next to you ? Use a little common sense and face reality. The world is not perfect and no matter what law or how many laws get passed, there is going to racism and discrimination. Doesn't the owner of a house or apartment building have a right to say who lives or doesn't live in their house?
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real mbradley 2009-08-19 18:34:48 Absolutely agree equalopportunityemployer. Thank you
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal BGer 2009-08-19 19:34:47 Useyourhead, none of the characteristics you mentioned is illegal, and none are less or more likely to live next to you with this new city ordinance. Congratulations on arguing as most small minded people do: taking laws that protect everyday citizens to an absurd degree and then stoking fear. And homeowners absolutely do not have a right to say who cannot live in their apartments. It has been illegal for years for an apartment owner to refuse to rent to someone on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, and other protected statuses. Do you think it would be OK if a landlord said "Sorry, but I don't rent to Blacks"? Frankly, I'd be more afraid of living next to you than any of the people you've described. Fortunately, the ordinance does not protect the ignorant.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting Marlene 2009-08-19 20:40:41 I, too got one of Bob's "surveys" and found it to be so slanted and biased it wouldn't hold up to even the slightest scrutiny by a legitimate survey company. It wasn't because of Robin's gender which was the reason why she didn't win, it was because the DCCC, which helped raise a ton of money for her campaign, demanded multiple and annoying phone calls to voters. People were coming to the Wood County Democratic HQ looking for yard signs and couldn't do a thing, because the money holders wouldn't listen to the county Party leaders and thought their DC "experts" knew better. I too hope Robin runs again, but with the western-most counties so solidly Republican, it may be awhile before a Democrat's ever elected.
To the Editor: 'Prairie restoration' called an eyesore whatajoke 2009-08-19 20:51:41 Yeah and we should waste city dollars to keep it up. What? The equipment, water, electricity, manpower, advertising, etc., etc., is from private donations? Sure, and the city needed to waste time adding language to an ordinance that is already mandated by federal law. What a joke!! If it wasn't so embarrassing and astounding the priorities in this city would be humorous.
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal useyourhead 2009-08-19 20:58:14 BGer, I am honored that a person of your stature would take the time to reply to such a "simple minded" person. I guess the 60 or so people at the meeting would fall into this category as well,I'm sure, every attorney that ever stepped foot into a court room. Im pretty sure I have read somewhere where people go to the highest court in the land and argue. Silly simple minded people. I love when arrogant people write before they think. Thank you for making my point. There are laws already in place to prevent discrimination of race, national origin, and gender and so on. Where is it going to end? Is the new law going to cover every possibility? I guess everyone has rights, except home owners. Please tell me what color the sky is in your world?
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real TheRealQuestion 2009-08-19 21:07:34 The real question is who is going to investigate these complaints? Considering the city is facing severe budget crisis in the upcoming year and the mayor has already said city employees are going to lose jobs; who's going to investigate? Did anybody think about this? Would you rather have a police officer or fireman be laid off so there is someone assigned to look into the complaints? If your answer is yes than you are not being truthful.
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal BGer 2009-08-20 07:14:18 You're welcome. And thank you too for replying to this arrogant person. For the record, I wrote "small minded", not "simple minded". OK, so I'll be small minded here, and take it to the absurd extreme. What rights do you think landlords should have regarding their properties? If you agree that they should have the "right" not to rent to anyone they please, should that also cover religion? Race? Should a landlord be able to do ANYTHING they please? Do you think a landlord should be able to store nuclear waste on their property, without any responsibility for others living nearby? "Welcome To Bowling Green Ohio: Home of the Useyourhead Nuclear Waste Depository and Cancer Cluster". This morning, mostly cloudy skies.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting brutus 2009-08-20 08:54:38 Although we agree on most things Marlene, I have worked with the white rural Republican male for 40+ years and know their views of women. No amount of money will change this. Calling them out every time I could does have an effect. And to ignore this would be a mistake. And the money holders knew George Mays did not have a chance against a name.
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real brutus 2009-08-20 09:01:56 Strawman question "therealquestion". Are there that many of you willing to discriminate? The complaints would be treated like any other crime. And should we ignore all laws because of your logic?
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real huh? 2009-08-20 09:24:50 Treated like any other crime? Don't think so. This is not something that would be investigated by the police. There would have to be someone from the city specifically assigned these complaints. If someone were to be denied housing or employment that complaint is not investigated by police. It is arbitrated by a third party. Brutus, your response makes no sense and you obviously don't get the point of the previous post. This city is facing a budget deficit that is going to cause people to lose their jobs. That should be making front page news not something that will never be an issue. Why is the city even addressing this issue at this time?
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal OpenYourEyes 2009-08-20 10:32:59 I'm glad the City of BG doesn't have anything better to talk about...like the impending layoff of twenty city employees. Maybe when the city picks up your garbage every 10 days instead of 7; or your precious little side street doesn't get the snow plowed fast enough for you; or nobody responds to your complaint that your neighbor's dog is barking; or the fire dept takes an extra two minutes to get to your house that is on fire then you'll have something to talk about.
Dean Zeigler has resigned poim74 2009-08-20 11:21:56 Get real He has been part of the school system for 10 years and the family has been a part of this community their whole lives and if you know them you know this is nonsense. What is the history of the girl's family?
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal bgres 2009-08-20 13:38:32 OpenYourEyes took the words out of my mouth. I do think it is great that so many people showed up at the council meeting regarding this proposal. What I am interested to see is if that many people will be so vocal and interested when this city decides to put over 20 families at risk of losing everything. I also wonder how much publicity and specifics the Sentinel will give over the proposed tax levy that may save those 20 families their jobs. I guess we will see.
To the Editor: 'Prairie restoration' called an eyesore bgres 2009-08-20 13:57:04 Why oh why do we have another park in this city? If you want to see prairie go take a walk at Wintergarden park. It is an absolute eye sore and the wasting of funds is absurd. If it is all done by private donations then why do I see city workers on city time doing work at the park? Are the private donations paying for their wages? I think not. Get your priorities straight. We have more problems to worry about in this city than how big to make a man-made waterfall and what ugly statues to put in the weeds.
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real brutus 2009-08-20 14:23:50 My point was which laws do you choose to ignore. Discrimination is against the law, period. And because there are budget cuts we should ignore and not enforce the law? Just because you might not think it is necessary does not mean the majority thinks that way. Why do you right wingers, laws are not for me people, have such a hard time comprehending things? And why are you against everyday people? It was passed, it should and will be enforced. Don't discriminate! End of problem, right?
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting Sam 2009-08-20 14:24:33 Wow, it's stunning how many people will fall into the trap of Liberalism. Was this country founded on the pricipals of government running every aspect of you life? No. Did the Founding Father's hope that one day every American would sit on their butts with one arm extended waiting on a hand out? No. What this country needs is a good dose of hard work and personal responsibility. I support Bob Latta 100% for standing up for COMMON SENSE!
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal useyourhead 2009-08-20 14:36:23 Bger, my small minded friend. There are currently 9 laws that prohibit housing discrimination, regardless of intent. This new ordinace would allow for another 12 protected classes. You sure that is enough ? What right do I think owners have? If this passes, none. 21 protected classes. Yeah, that sounds fair. Let's look at one of the new ones. Creed. 1.A brief statement of religious belief; confession of faith, 2. a specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church, 3. any set of beliefs or principles. Did I read that right ? Any set of beliefs or principles? I guess anyone turned down can use creed as a reason to file a suit againts an owner. Any set of beliefs or principles. Maybe we could get rid of every other protected class and just have creed. Nothing like having vague laws on the books.
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real What? 2009-08-20 14:43:58 Brutus you're clueless. The city is looking at laying off 20 people. 20 people may lose their jobs and BG residents are going to see a cut in their services. There has been more coverage about this ordanance than about the fact that the city has poorly managed its departments over the last 5-10 years to get in this situation. No idea how you could assume I am "right wing" or don't believe in this law. Maybe you should look in the mirror and point. Who's discriminating now?
BG company beating the odds useyourhead 2009-08-20 15:06:19 Congratulations. It’s great to hear a success story, especially with our current economy.
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal Marlene 2009-08-20 15:37:19 These classes are not, repeat NOT vague! Since you straight white boys have obviously ever been the victim of discrimination, nor know the procedures when filing such a claim, one has to provide *proof* -- yes I know that's a hard word for a bigot to learn -- of your condition! Furthermore, I didn't see Newlove Realty there, nor representatives of Carty Rental, nor BG Estates or the other rental agencies -- just a few who what seems to me have discriminated in the past and are whining because they can't any more! The housing investigation folks have firmly established guidelines and procedures -- that's why Mike Frost voted for the additions! So I guess you boys need to contact the Fair Housing Center in Toledo and learn what they do.
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real Marlene 2009-08-20 15:53:58 Had you bigots gone to the Community Improvement Committee hearings before the City Council took the ordinances up, you would've heard that the BGSU Human Rights Committee *volunteer* to help with the investigation and hearings, as they're becoming qualified to do so. A hearing officer doesn't have to be paid if they volunteer. All of these issues were heard in the CIC meetings, and had you been there. Since none of you weren't, then you have no reason to complain.
BG passes unlawful discrimination proposal useyourhead 2009-08-20 16:07:38 Marlene, for someone who has suffered from discrimination and would like to see it end, you sure have a strange way of showing it. Look at the hiring practice of the City of Toledo in regards to their police and fire departments. They sent out letters encouraging Hispanic females to apply. Then look how many were hired compared to “white boys ". Look at how many scholarships were awarded to black students compared to white students while Sidney Ribeau was president at BGSU. I guess that is ok though. And yes creed is very vague. Any set of beliefs or principles. That is vague. Please, from now on refer to me as European-American. “White boy” is politically incorrect. I would think someone as sensitive as you would understand that.
To the Editor: Prejudice against sexual minorities is real GetYourFactsRight 2009-08-20 20:47:08 The City Administrator is hardly a volunteer Marlene. Get your facts straight before you go running your mouth. You don't know me to call me a bigot.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting Eileen 2009-08-21 04:38:47 This country was founded on the principal of "No Taxation Without Representation". Read my op. I am not getting representation. My representative does not even want to hear my hard working, personally responsible voice. I guess you call that common sense. Unfortunately the so called "Founding Father"'s vision did not include Blacks, women or Native Americans. The Constitution had to be "tweeked" in response to the country's program of racism (slaves worked very, very hard), oppression of women (who wanted personal responsibility) and genocide (European colonization: the worst illegal immigrant problem in our nation's history). Now discrimination against the sick and sanctioned financial ruin of American families at the hands of insurance corporation must be ended. It is the highest form of patriotism to care for our elders, disabled, widows and orphans (Social Security), our Veterans (the VA Medical system), government workers (their single-payer health care choices) and now, at last, American families, to make health care an unquestioned human right so that we may fulfill the vision of our FF to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Evidently you and Congressman Latta do not agree with me and millions of others in our country and through out the world.
Dean Zeigler has resigned Justsaying 2009-08-21 08:29:03 What does any of this have to do with his family? How can you say this is nonsense? Nobody knows what goes on bedhind closed doors of ones family. He is a grown man. I am not saying he did this or not,but just because no one else in his family ever did this type of thing does not mean he didnt do anything. How dare you question what kind of family this girl comes from. I dont know who they are, but what type of family she has has nothing to do with this. Are you saying that if someone is emotionally abused, or sexually abused it has to do with what kind of family they have????? Come on.
To the Editor: BG man takes offense to letter DLF 2009-08-21 08:49:33 I wrote the original letter, and I stand by every word of it. Limbaugh indeed compared President Obama to Hitler, which was as loathsome and sickening as his assertion last year that the Democratic Party itself is "a terrorist organization." Beck indeed joked about assassinating Speaker Polosi with poison and claimed, with no evidence to back him up, that the President has "a deep-seated hatred for white people." The latter incident happened on "Fox and Friends" on July 28, if you would care to check your "video, audio and transcripted facts." The level of political discourse in this country is at an all-time low, largely due to the efforts of right-wing hate merchants like Limbaugh, Beck, and the "birthers." Democrats need to call out these latter-day Father Coughlins for their lies and distortions, because it appears that very few Republicans are willing to do so.
To the Editor: Health care bill concerns voiced brutus 2009-08-21 09:18:59 What blatant lies Cindy. And quit trying to scare people with your hogwash. As we are finding out now, you and your Republican party are all about fear. The former Sec. of Homeland security Tom Ridge admits Cheney and Bush wanted him to use the color coded terror alert system for political gain. How horrible to scare people like this. And you should be ashamed of yourself for telling lies like this. There is no mandate about counseling and there are no provisions in any bill for providing abortions. Shame on you Cindy, Shame on you.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting brutus 2009-08-21 09:29:18 This doesn't happen very often but I am speechless Eileen. Bravo! Very well said.
To the Editor: BG man takes offense to letter Marlene 2009-08-21 10:49:11 What part of "promote the general welfare" do you not understand, Gary dear?
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care brutus 2009-08-21 11:00:32 Cash for clunkers is a very popular and successful program. Both Republicans and Democrats were for it until Rush and Glenn Beck came out against it. Then the Republicans had to bow to their leaders. And according to the Rand Corpporation, a very conservative research company, The VA and Medicare were rated the best in care and effientcy in the country. Both Government run. Ask any veteran or senior if they wish to give up their care. Government robbed me for the war in Iraq. I pay taxes too John. I don't like the fact that churches are tax exempt thereby making others make up the lost revenue. And John We as Americans want to help other Americans with their Healthcare. Not just Christians. And stop the lawsuit thing already. It attributes to less than 1% of costs including "defensive medicine". Do you know what a Doctor's office visit costs? $160.00 last time I went and it was just a checkup. I know what you mean about getting free stuff from the Government, Tax breaks for big corporations, getting paid for not growing food, tax exempt status for non profits and churches who are political. Yeah I know what you mean. And one more thing, do you want drugs on the market that have not been tested properly that could kill you? The Government pays for 19 out of 20 new drugs put out, not the Pharmaceutical companies.
Dean Zeigler has resigned outsider 2009-08-21 11:37:06 All I am saying is the school knew that this was going on. They asked another teacher to talk to him about his conduct with this student and other students before it was reported that he crossed the line. I am just trying to figure out why the investigation was taking so long when there are only two people involved and the girl admitted what was going on.
To the Editor: BG man takes offense to letter User 2009-08-21 11:55:05 What on earth is a "uniformed healed liberal"?
Ohio unemployment rises to 11.2 pct. in July Mike 2009-08-21 12:27:10 I Guess Obama stimulus plan isn't quite working as planned!
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care useyourhead 2009-08-21 13:54:07 Cash for clunkers is a great band-aid. The end results will be revealed shortly. Government health care ? Obama said that a government health care could work along with private health care. He compared it to UPS, Fed Ex and the USPS. If they can all co exist then so should government health care. I wonder what UPS and Fed Ex would say if a customer walked in and said, I would like to send a couple thousand dollars worth of packages, but I don't have money to pay for it. How is the finacial status of the USPS? Lower health care costs ? If you can't afford health care, give up your cell phones, stop buying lottery tickets and alchohol and stop eating at McDonalds. Time for the people to start taking responibility for their own actions.
To the Editor: How many times must we take it on the chin? disturbing 2009-08-21 14:19:08 How dare you tell people to be responsible for their own actions. How dare you suggest a company not hand out elaborate bonuses while accepting hand outs from tax payers. And what is wrong with saying, I plan to make 30 million dollars this year and only make 20 million and call that a loss ? Jaxon, give yourself a raise, why not, the government does it.
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care brutus 2009-08-21 15:05:05 God bless you useyourhead. It must be lonely in that hatefull world you live in.
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care Eileen 2009-08-21 15:33:04 This premise that private enterprise is more efficient that "government" is a long sorry song that has little basis in fact. Lawsuits are not the cause of high insurance premiums. Price gouging is. I don't see any major problems with Social Security, Medicare and the VA systems. I don't see major problems with the delivery of public (governmental) services in general. 911 responds, streets get paved, schools open, courts dispense justice, the military fights, meat is inspected, water sanitized and the mail gets delivered among other things. Private enterprise is only accountable to its shareholders. Profit is the bottom line. Nothing wrong with that, but this country has been continually ripped off by war profiteers: ask the military people who were electrocuted by KBR's negligence and the exhorbatant prices for services that use to be performed by military personnel. We have mercenaries who murder innocence with the blessing government contracts - and they are among the thousands of contractors who have made millions at our expense. The pharmaceutical donut hole in Medicare that costs seniors thousands of dollars many don't have.Thousands of federal workers working here and abroad provide services that you take for granted. I can site thousands of examples. But the bottom line is this: WE ARE THE GOVERNMENT and nobody is stealing from you. You think nothing of how private enterprise deceives and rips you off in the course of doing business or living your everyday life. They are only accountable to you as far as you hand over the money. You have no protection from their shanaghans other than the regulatory process of the Feds. The Courts (a government agency) is the only place you can seek restitution. Also this characterization of Americans who have fallen on hard times as moochers is insulting. Your Christian charity can only go so far. If you are working two/three jobs, what time do you have to shop around. And even so, there's no free chemotherapy or dialysis. If you have a preexisting condition - it doesn't matter how many insurance companies you investigate, you are not going to get a policy, no matter how resourceful you are. I have never heard more stingy and mean-spirited "Christians" than I have during this debate. The costs they claim they're paying does not seem to make a substantial dent in their lifestyle. Their self-righteousness is sickening and their generalizations only masks their ignorance and bigotry. Every politician that makes such specious claims against "government" is living on the government. Reagan is dead. I for one am grateful for the help I received from the American people (the government) when "Christian charity" didn't reach me and have more than returned the assistance. And inspite of what you think, there is no free lunch in this country.
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care Eileen 2009-08-21 15:49:40 "Hello, 911" "Help! Help me! My wife has stopped breathing and my house is on fire!" "What is your address please" "123 Zero Lane in Bowling Green. For the love of God, please hurry!" "And what credit card will you be using, sir. We take Visa, MasterCharge and Discover."
ANNIVERSARY: Erle Thomas and Donna Mae (Hurrelbrink) Alexander Marilyn Hummel 2009-08-21 16:58:10 It's nice to see your anniversary announcement. What good pictures. I hope you have a great evening on the sandpiper. The weather should be terrific. It's good to learn what your children are doing. You can be very proud of your family. Marilyn
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care useyourhead 2009-08-22 06:38:56 Yes, our government has very succesfull programs. What is our national debt up to? I love when my tax dollars are used to help an extreme small percentage of people buy cars. I love when the 911 system is abused by the non paying tax citizens. I have a feeling brutus receives a lot of government support. Our founding fathers,im sure, have turned over in their graves years ago.
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care brutus 2009-08-22 07:32:18 Yea our founding founding fathers did turn over in their graves when Reagan and the Bushes trashed the Constitution. Did you even bother to check why our National debt rose and when it rose? Why of course not, because you wouldn't be spewing your hate and distain for people of the United States. You loved it when GWB and Cheney were using "your tax dollars" to terrorize the country with their color coded alert system. How many older Americans died from fear when they did this? Of course you wouldn't care this country was made for you and no one else. Do you use our roads, our bridges, our water and sewer systems, our police, our fire, our judicial system? You government freeloader you.
Carla Harpster robert keiffer 2009-08-22 08:30:55 Bobby I have no words that can help. Know I am praying for your comfort. Cindy
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care useyourhead 2009-08-22 09:04:05 Yes I use our roads, bridges,water and sewer system,police, fire and our judicial system. I pay my taxes for them. I didn't get $4500 from the government to buy a car, I didn't get $1500 tax credit from the government when I installed new windows in my house. Government freeloader ? Wrong again. That is not what our tax monies are supposed to be used for. I don't know how many older americans died from fear. Do you? Is that a category coroners use on a death certificate? Do you have a reference with those numbers? How do you know that " I loved it" when GWB and Cheney used tax dollars to form a color coded alert system? I guess you know all about me. Obama signed an omnibus spending bill with 9,287 earmarks, the second most in American history, including money for tattoo removal, a Buffalo Bill museum, and a Totally Teen Zone. GWB expanded our national debt by $700 billion, Obama's budget plan will expand our national debt by $1 trillion, not counting stimulus monies. How about Obama's inaguration? $49 million from the government, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland requested another $75 million from the federal government to help pay for their share of police, fire and medical services. Sounds like a great idea in the middle of a recession. Brutus, please use your head for something other than a place to keep you hat.
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care brutus 2009-08-22 09:34:00 First I don't wear hats. 2nd we had this argument last year and we had this thing called an election to settle the argument. Barack Obama won the election. He is now President Barack Obama, 1st African-American to reside at the Whitehouse. America, wonderful isn't it! And before you go on about polls the only poll that counted was the election last year. President Barack Obama, say it useyourhead, say it again, louder, I can't hear you. And wasn't the inaguration just wonderful? Everyone smiling, singing, happy, all those faces you despise. Whose your Daddy now?
To the Editor: Health care protests require history lesson rights 2009-08-22 09:43:30 When "these people" don't have the right to attend gatherings carrying firearms, then you should view with suspicion. Whether you agree of disagree is not the point. It's the rights of the individuals.
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care useyourhead 2009-08-22 10:12:09 Avoiding questions raised is a sign of defeat. Avoiding the facts is a sign of defeat. Being proven wrong and not acknolwledging it is a sign of humiliation. It appears you are hung up on a African-American being president other than the truths. That is what is sad and we now know what drives you. Yes the inaguration was a gala event. Fine example of our leader demonstrating change in a recession. I didn't mention anything about polls. There were many polls last year that mattered, not just one. Try and expand your horizons.
Justin Taylor This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2009-08-22 11:19:07 We are here for all of you if you need anything. Really we mean it. Praying for your family. Love you. The Beaty Girls
To the Editor: Ballot vote may be best way to resolve BG issue racism 2009-08-22 12:54:22 Isn't negro no longer politcally correct? United Negro College Fund? Why is there a Miss Black America, isn't that discrimination to other races ? There is a black history month, isn't that discrimination to other races? The Congressional Black Caucus? Racism in our government? BET (Black entertainment television)? Why are black people African Americans when white poeple are white people? Why are we not European American or Irish American? Did the people that call themselves African American research their ancestory? Not all black people came from Africa. Racism exisct in the world and always will. Those of you that think it will end ever are very naive. Are today's black orginizations pay back from years past? Is it a valid excuse? Blacks are just as much racist as everyone else.
To the Editor: Ignore lies, support health care reform useyourhead 2009-08-22 13:25:49 I agree with one of your statements. "So let's ignore the lies being spread by a few". I went to the Medicare website, I encourage all to do so. Original Medicare and Medicare Health Plans (like HMOs and PPOs) These plans are approved by Medicare and run by private companies. When you join one of these plans, you are still in Medicare. The government is using private companies to run there health care. How about that.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting useyourhead 2009-08-22 14:48:42 I love that people think the government can run a health care system. Medicare is a governmnet health care system run by private companies. Shall our nation, under God, conceived in liberty, remain or will we loose the whole thing to apathy and complacency? There are a number of people who are presently pushing to reform and reshape America and to replace our republic with a socialist system, conceived in Old Europe. The new system would make all Americans wards of the state in a very real sense and would deny them freedom of choice in how they conduct their business and how they lead their lives. That vision is contrary to the vision of the founding fathers and contrary to how we have lived our lives in the past. The promise they offer is that the poor and illegally present can eat the bread of those who earned it and can gorge themselves on the carcass of this great nation "free" - for one small vote.
To the Editor: Ohio Higher education Rail Network also deserves support Brad 2009-08-22 16:30:09 Hello Roger
To the Editor: BG man takes offense to letter monkeyman 2009-08-22 16:31:45 lets all have some crow gizzards for din din
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care Brad 2009-08-22 16:32:54 Brutus, you should really give this up, youre not good at it dude.
Carla Harpster Tammy Layman-Liska 2009-08-22 17:37:39 Bobby and boys, your loss is great and no words can ease your pain. I have you in my prayers.
Justin Taylor Diane King 2009-08-22 18:07:13 Tracy, So very sorry to hear about Justin. Will keep you in our prayers. Diane & Dan King
Portage running out of options for stoplight j stein 2009-08-22 18:43:56 Amen Portage a long known speed trap and revenue pit, bunch of crooks
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care brutus 2009-08-22 19:35:57 C'mon, Whose your Daddy?
Portage running out of options for stoplight downthePike 2009-08-23 00:07:29 to: j stein ... OR... a community that is trying very hard to serve its citizens and observe the law at the same time, with little or no outside help. By your comment, one has cause to wonder if maybe you were speeding through that little town and were caught and made to pay the price.
Portage running out of options for stoplight upthepike 2009-08-23 06:48:22 According to ODOT the town of Portage's traffic light and speed limit are illegal and shouldn't be in place. Many people including myself refuse to drive through you town because it is a known speed trap. It has been for decades and the reason Portage was visited in the first place was because of the number of complaints. Complaints that ODOT found vaild and that is why Portage should be forced to comply with the laws and ordinances like every other small town in Ohio. Most small communities in Wood County no longer have police departments and and seem to be fine. I'm not sure what crimewave the citizen's of Portage are so scared of? The Wood County Sheriff's department patrols my communitity and I see them cruise by often at different times throughout the day and weekends too. Portage needs to give it a rest, no one feels sorry for you or that you deserve or entitled to anything. Why dont' the residents actually visit towns who also have busy roads going through them and see how the citizen's of those communities manage to safely cross the street. It can be done Portage, it can be done.
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care brutus 2009-08-23 06:48:45 It is funny how people like you, useyourhead, find Fiscal Jesus when a Democrat is elected President. Especially a black Democratic President. OK, one more time and pay attention, write it down if you have to. The National debt increased from a little over 5 trillion in 2000 to a little over 11 trillion as of Sept of 2008. Remember GWB and his fellow conservatives were in charge and left the country in a near depression state. And when was the last major debt increase? Oh yeah from 1980 when the debt was a little over 1 trillion to 1992 when it was a little over 4 trillion. And who was in charge? St. Ronnie and George H.W. Bush. And when did the debt start coming down? When Clinton was President. I can put facts in front of your face all day long but it does not do any good. You choose to ignore the facts just like your fellow "conservatives". There is nothing fiscally responsible about any of you. And for your info what the President has done so far has not raised the debt. Facts are a horrible thing for you so called "conservatives" to face.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting brutus 2009-08-23 06:54:02 Right out of Glenn Beck and Rush's playbook useyourhead. Almost word for word. Be original and real once in awhile. Were there tears when you wrote this?
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care useyourhead 2009-08-23 10:15:36 brutus, you really do need to give it up. you do not represent your people very well at all.
Carla Harpster Dar Ernsberger 2009-08-23 15:39:25 So sorry for your loss Ben and Devon. You know there is no "right" thing to say. You'll be in my prayers. Love you all, Dar
Justin Taylor Sandy Bateson 2009-08-23 19:13:35 Tracie- I am so very sorry for your loss. If there is anything at all I can do for you, let me know! Justin was an awesome individual, and always made us laugh. Love ya, Sandy
Large red beets surprise gardener Norman Peters 2009-08-23 20:15:38 I planted Detroit Red Beets from Vesey's Seeds, York, PEI. Most of my beets seem to be about normal size but three or four are huge. I measured the circumference of one today. It is 19 inches around. Last season my beets were all normal size. Two years ago (2007)I had many large beets in my crop. I did not record what variety of beets I planted in 2007. I mostly use my beets for pickling and do not find the large beets tough or woody. I have even cut the large beets into smaller pieced for ease in cooking and they did not seem to loose their colour or taste.
To the Editor: Ignore lies, support health care reform brutus 2009-08-23 20:21:35 useyourhead you have some serious comprehension abilities. You may need to see a Doctor. What you are refering to is Medicare Part C which is a supplemental plan to Medicare. It is called Medicare Advantage. You have to pay extra for this. Can you read and comprehend more than 2 words in a sentence? If you are going to put out information be correct about it.
Portage running out of options for stoplight Genaral Custar 2009-08-23 23:55:59 Agreed!! Portage is simply a place to avoid. Has been for years. Every truck that has the audacity to drive through town gets pulled over. They should be made to pay back all the people who got the bogus speeding tickets. wasn't it just a couple of years ago the Portage police were investigated by the state for the bizaar way they were 'policing' the village. Lets not forget the portage cop that ran a lady into a ditch in Bowling Green trying to pull her over in that city. Also I seem to remember they tried to arrest some guy in BG for DWI and because of that illegal activity BG was forced to let a drunk driver off the hook. Lose the stop light and the PD.
PBOE says no to home school athletics haveanopinion 2009-08-24 07:41:25 I whole heartedly agree with this decision. OTTER - those parent DO have access to those same programs by living in the school district. They made the CHOICE to pull their kids from the school...therefore giving up the right to school's activities. My mother always said that choices have consequences, and you can't have your cake and eat it too!
To the Editor: Ignore lies, support health care reform useyourhead 2009-08-24 08:06:12 I stand corrected on part of my statement. I do admit when I am wrong. Original Medicare,plan A, you still have to use a dr that accepts medicare and is accepting new pt's. I also learned about Medicare part B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I and J, plans which are all private companies. Hey, 1 out of 10, not bad.
Portage running out of options for stoplight EveryDayDriver 2009-08-24 08:33:59 I drive through Portage daily. Though I find the speed limits and the light pointless, I do applaud the residents of Portage for the tenacity in which they are trying to keep it. Good luck with your fight but I am afraid that I support the removal of the light and the increase in speed.
Justin Taylor SADIE AND TOM THIBODEAU 2009-08-24 17:14:21 BETH OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU .
Team up to make homes affordable nohomes 2009-08-24 17:34:00 A quick search reveals about 75 homes in BG under $150,000 for sale. Do these homes qualify for the program?
To the Editor: Health care bill concerns voiced Brad Anderson 2009-08-24 17:35:57 brutus, read section 1233 of the current House bill dealing with the counseling. And as far as abortions being provided, the Senate bill does mention reproductive health services that supportive senators and Senate aides have confirmed could include abortion. The Senate HELP Committee held at least four different votes to clarify that this language was abortion-neutral, but all four of these amendments were defeated. The House bill doesn't specifically mention abortion, but people on both sides of the issue acknowledge that it would empower the relevant federal authorities to cover abortion. An amendment to specifically exclude abortion coverage was voted on and defeated. brutus, GWB's terms are over. You should be ashamed of running to that little tidbit in every arguement you attempt to start. We're all allowed to live in the present and not dwell on the mistakes of the past. If anything, let's try not to repeat them.
Justin Taylor Bill Heins and Kim Kriss - Scotia, New York 2009-08-24 17:56:37 We didn't know Justin. But through Stephanie (Sterba), she told us of what a wonderful man Justin was. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends during this extremely difficult time.
To the Editor: Health care bill concerns voiced brutus 2009-08-24 19:08:16 Brad you really should research your bills and history. #1 Nowhere, I repeat nowhere in H.R. 3200 sect 1233 does it say that this is mandated. This was put in the bill to reimburse the physician, nurse practioner, etc for their time if you so choose to do this. Don't you think the Doctor should be compensated for his or her time, and be paid for by insurance instead of out of pocket? And the abortion thing. If you were informed before shooting your mouth off you would know their is already a law that pertains to Government paying for abortions. It is called the Hyde admendment. Look it up! As for GWB, our country still is suffering from the mess he and his conservative buddies left us in. And the purpose is not to dwell on the past, it is not to repeat the mistakes of the past. And if you would like give me your phone# and I will read sect. 1233 to you since you can't read and comprehend it.
Justin Taylor Reba1055 2009-08-24 19:12:16 My thoughts and paryers are with you Tracie, I'm sorry for yor loss. May God Bless you at this time.
Justin Taylor Kay 2009-08-24 23:19:44 It's so crazy that this happened.. I couldn't believe it. My best thoughts and prayers are to the family.
Kathleen Wolf Dick Tesar 2009-08-25 05:31:41 I am so sorry to hear of Kate's passing. We had many good times together in high school and she was a sweet, sweet person. She will be missed by many of us. God bless you all.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting Michelle 2009-08-25 12:14:36 I worked on Mr. Latta’s campaign; I would do it again in a heart beat and probably will on his next campaign. 90% of the American people are perfectly happy with their health care system. Sure we don’t want to pay co pays or any percent to our bills but you know what, we surely don’t expect them to be paid by our neighbors. 10 % are not happy. So lets completely scrap what 90 percent are happy with for the 10 percent???Get a grip, any health care you get and don’t pay for your neighbor is paying for. No its not some insurance company paying your bills, no it’s not Obama, though he would love for you to think he can just print it and call it free. I fill out my card when Mr. Latta sends it to me and then I also call his office so I know I’m being heard. I don’t want government run health care, look around at the countries that have it and they are falling apart with chaos in the streets. The Elderly get no care.
Team up to make homes affordable User 2009-08-25 12:18:06 Indian Trace is EMPTY. There aren't houses there - there are empty lots there. So, they can't afford the $$$ for the lot, but somehow they can afford to put a house on an empty lot? This does nothing to put a person into a house and it is just plain dumb.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting brutus 2009-08-25 13:33:15 I will use Barney Frank's expression, What planet do you spend most of your time on Michelle? 73% of Americans want healthcare reform. 62% want some sort of public option. And those countries who have "chaos in the streets" I am assuming you are talking about the UK and Canada? Both have public healthcare systems and 87% of the people in the UK are happy with their plan. And Canada 83%. Why do people like you think that you are the only ones who work and pay taxes? Earth to Michelle. Earth to Michelle.
Justin Taylor Kamarose 2009-08-25 15:45:27 Tracie, I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't know what to say...
Justin Taylor wendy krebs 2009-08-25 18:35:39 Tracie, my most heartfelt sympathy at the passing of Justin. I could tell what a kind and loving man you had the priviledge to share your life with. From the talks we had at the hospital, he really felt you were the love of his life. My prayers to you and your family.
Library to stay closed on Sundays AdanG2 2009-08-26 09:31:14 What out voters. Here they come with another levy. Remember how the library spent all that money for the additional parking space when it should have been spent on books. Lets see how much these people make and maybe they could take a pay cut just like some of us have. I know I had to.
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy dies at age 77 brutus 2009-08-26 09:54:37 The working people of America lost a champion today. Go be with your brothers and Rest In Peace. Thank You Teddy. We will miss you.
Justin Taylor AdanG2 2009-08-26 12:19:20 I didn't know him but I saw his picture in the paper. His face just stood out to me. I'm sorry for your loss.
To the Editor: NAMI provides help for many jasnik5 2009-08-26 15:41:06 Thank you for letting everyone know this useful information. If Cheryl were still here she would still be helping anyone she could as this was her nature. She was always there for me as a neighbor and great friend. Thank you for remembering our dear friend Cheryl. She is missed and thought of everyday.
To the Editor: How many times must we take it on the chin? Insane 2009-08-26 16:26:07 Be careful who you voice that type of opinion to. You may be called a racist for not supporting a black president. You may be called an extreme moronic right winger for not supporting our majority of democratic elected officials. I agree with all of your statements and they are basically common sense. So why isn't everyone else on board with you? It is because they are too busy waiting for their handout from the administration. The thought of doing hard work brings reward has gone to the way side in this country. It seems most want the government to just take care of them and they are complacent with that. This is not what our country was founded on and these people should be ashamed of themselves.
Latta energy event Thursday not open brutus 2009-08-26 16:30:58 Of course it is not open. Not Bob's style. He prefers to hide behind closed doors.
To the Editor: Health care bill concerns voiced Brad Anderson 2009-08-26 16:55:51 brutus, I appreciate your calmly worded response. It's nice to see that you've really figured out how to convince people that you are right. You are correct that it is not mandated, but the truth is, no one knows exactly how these consultations will play out in reality. Some pracitioners may feel pressured to recommend less invasive care to save money and some may not. Medicare and Medicaid patients already go through this to a certain extent but with a national health plan, most nursing facilities will feel pressured to save money. The Hyde amendment could be thrown out if HR 3200 is passed in it's current form. To say otherwise is disingenuous. While I am no fan of GWB, your continued rhetoric on these boards is tiresome. President Obama and the current congress continue to up their budget deficit. President Obama promised hope and change. People are running out of hope and all they have left is change.
Library to stay closed on Sundays librarysupporter 2009-08-26 16:59:18 The library not only used their previous levy for a parking lot, but an updated building. The library uses that building and parking lot to provide a free service to their patrons. They are taking pay cuts by taking week long furloughs.
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting Brad Anderson 2009-08-26 17:04:21 I'd love to see your source on those numbers, brutus.
Portage running out of options for stoplight moonblazer 2009-08-26 17:09:51 most people do say it is a speed trap. that's ok ,but you folks do not see the semi trucks fly through town and then slam on the jake brake at 2 or 3 am.why should the town have to put up with semi trucks trying to skip the weigh station on 75? that is what they come through town for most of the time.if you are abiding by the law you shouldn't have to worry about getting a ticket! right?
BGSU opens Levis Commons branch This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 2009-08-26 18:41:34 Glad the university has the money to go ahead with this. They might not have the money to pay staff (see unpaid furloughs), but they have the money to open a new satellite location.
To the Editor: Health care bill concerns voiced brutus 2009-08-26 19:33:04 Brad this is not about me being right. It is not about me at all. This is about the lies and distortions people like you spread around. To many Liberals think we can "help" people like you by giving you the facts. I know that does not work. People like yourself believe that everyone should believe exactly like you, no ifs, ands or buts about it. In your world everything is black and white, no gray. The consultations have been in Medicare and have been "played out" since 2003, signed by GWB. I happen to think it was a good idea. Do you really believe nursing facilities are not pressured now to save money to make a bigger profit for their owners? The Hyde amendment was instituted in 1976. To say H.R. 3200 would throw this out is ludicrous. More fear mongering. And finally so long as people like you try to scare, lie, and distort history and facts, I will be right behind you exposing your lies and replacing them with truth and facts. Don't do these kinds of things and I won't have to comment. Until then........
To the Editor: Latta scolded for his telephone town hall meeting brutus 2009-08-27 08:57:13 Brad, honestly would it really do any good? You would not believe it anyways because it does not go along with what you think. And the number of people without insurance is very outdated. This did not take into account the people who lost their jobs this year and last, and all the employers who just dropped coverage. So the 47 mil that everyone points to is more like 100 mil.
To the Editor: BG man takes offense to letter comrade B 2009-08-27 09:47:45 We have let the fox into the hen house people. Obama is a marxist and his campaign of social change is right out of the Communist Party USA playbook. Look them up on the internet and see who they support. Then look at the history of the communist party USA. Obama and the CPUSA agenda line right up.
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care noonespecial 2009-08-27 10:21:16 Brutus, Please do not propose that Democrats have been faultless in the degradation of our economy. I have experienced socialized health care both in and out of the U.S., and hope to never be serviced or rather disserviced by it again. The answer is not socialized healthcare but legislation for an existing industry which can utilize an aggressive market structure to reinforce the development of new cost effective (aka: profitable)treatments and services. There is not a single industry in which the government has proven itself efficient.
To the Editor: People, not government, key to health care brutus 2009-08-27 10:34:21 How about the military noonespecial? You guys just keep slithering out of the woodwork.