Shamokin PA

Sound Off

Times are changing

During most of American history, a person could walk into most hardware or department stores and buy a gun. Despite greater, unrestricted access in the past and far less associated violence, why is it today we see more violence with much greater restrictions? Maybe firearms have changed and go out on their own and commit murder and mayhem? Or maybe society has changed and now permit the mentally unstable to do evil? 

Big winner?

I was not a winner in the last bingo scratch-off contest; however, I hope I am this time. Two friends won tickets. One won $22 and the other got $78. Were there any big winners?

Call the source 

SCI-Coal Township employees are not above the law; believe me, once upon a time, I was one. Why haven’t you picked up the telephone and reported your concern to the facility? I know for a fact it would have been addressed and resolved at that level. Once again, someone would rather address dirty laundry in Sound Off and not give their name. Here’s a tip for next time: you didn’t have to give your name to the facility, either.

Lies become you 

To Friday’s Sound Off caller who said no one cares about Trump’s Stormy Daniels affair because it happened before Trump was president. Trump paid the porn star a $130,000 bribe four weeks before the presidential election. That is a violation of election law. Trump denied the affair as president, which was a lie. Don’t you care about the president of the United States’ moral character and the fact that he lies to the American people almost every time he opens his mouth? Frog’s take: And that is different from every other politician how?

Must see TV

I know this question repeatedly comes up in this column, but does anyone have any idea where to recycle old televisions in this area. It seems like when a business accepts them it then stops. Paying a fee is fine just as long as they take them. I have checked several places and no luck.

Outside looking in 

Unless I am terribly naive, I hope something positive comes from a face-to-face meeting between President Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. If so, I hope that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi take a break from blaming Stormy Daniels and how the Russians “stole” the 2016 election for the reason the Democrats are on the outside looking in.

Let’s make a deal 

I and a lot of other people thought Geisinger was going to build in the 300 block of East Independence Street. There is an available sign in the former BB&T window. Has the deal fallen through? Frog’s take: We’ll let you know as soon as we hear something definitive. 

Upright citizen 

It warms my heart to know that my Social Security tax went to such a great person. To quote the great, late Vince Lombardi, “What the hell is going on out there?”

Local talent 

We were lucky enough to see some excerpts from the musicals that some of the schools in our area are putting on this spring. Be prepared to be entertained and awed by the talent of these students, these youngsters, from our small area. They put on a terrific show. You certainly won’t want to miss it.

System has failed 

How can riff-raff come here from New York and other places and collect Supplemental Security Income that probably supplements their drug dealing while locals work six-month seasonal jobs and can’t collect unemployment benefits? What a system!