I am reading Saturday’s paper and I am reading the story about the alleged assault probe at Shamokin Area High School. I’m sorry, but I have to say something about this. Why in the hell would you ever print what she posted on Facebook about her own daughter in the newspaper? This is information that should have been kept to herself. Shame on her for actually posting it on Facebook, let alone mentioning her daughter. The News-Item should have enough common sense to not print this information until all of the facts have come out. Then once it is over and done with, then print it.

Dumb and dumber

We, Pennsylvanians, have to be the dumbest residents in the country. Our legislators get an automatic pay raise each year by voting for it without any input from the people. The state constitution may only be amended after a majority vote of two consecutive sessions of the General Assembly and an affirmative vote by the electorate. Therefore, the automatic pay raise will remain in effect ad infinitum because the General Assembly will not approve a constitutional amendment. To put it into perspective, it’s like the prisoners deciding if they should all receive paroles.

Fog machine

Back in the late 1960s and 1970s, I can remember many articles stating how much cleaner the air was, and how the pollution was being managed at a greater pace more than ever before. They also stated that the Earth was going to go through another ice age. Now everything is just the opposite. Well, which is it? Who do we believe? All this talk about climate change is true — it is changing. But there is nothing to be done about it. Curtailing the air pollutants and recycling is certainly a must. But all this global warming talk is only a money grab from the poor and middle class by the bigwigs who already have more money then they know what to do with.

Not too proud

I don’t know why I’m amazed that the Catholic Church’s hypocrisy continues. The young lady was living with the same man for four years. She wasn’t out prowling with a different man every night. I’m sure the diocese immorality clause could be used by the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” I sure would like to see this infamous clause so I can read the part where all priests are exempt from any of their rules. By the way, I’m a not-very-proud Catholic.

The very same

Wow, just read about the teacher being fired due to her pregnancy. Asking for a friend, but would this be the same Catholic diocese that protected pedophile priests? Can you say hypocrites? How can anyone support the Catholic church?

Double standard

An unwed pregnant teacher gets fired for immorality, yet, the diocese continues to protect priests who are accused of sexual abuse. This double standard is part of the reason that people have lost trust in organized religion. It is sad that our beautiful churches are less than half full. But this situation is an example of why people stay away. The hypocrisy of the Catholic institution amazes me, and I’m sure I’m not alone.

What year is it?

I cannot believe, in the year 2018, a teacher would be fired for becoming pregnant. This woman appears to be a great teacher and surely will be a good mother. Apparently, pedophile priests were allowed to keep their jobs by covering up their deeds but the Catholic church thinks an unwed mother as a teacher is an abomination. I hope she sues the pants off of Lourdes Regional. This just reaffirms my reasoning for leaving the Catholic Church.

In the year 3000

In the not too distant future, the FBI will present a mountain of irrefutable evidence that Donald Trump was compromised by the Russian government and the President of the United States is in the pocket of Vladimir Putin. Then will Trump cult members finally come out of the dark and admit that they were victims of Trump’s con game and that their blind support for Comrade Trump was a mistake.

Practice what you preach

Shame on you Lourdes. All you care about is your revenue and your reputation. I thought God accepted everyone. This is hypocritical and honestly, it’s disturbing. Come to Mount Carmel schools, Ms. Reich, we will take you with open arms. Come where we don’t judge or criticize how others live their lives. Practice what you preach.

Looking in view

A Democrat’s view of the office of the president: positive views, ethics, responsibility, civility, decorum, politeness, consideration, humility, knowledge, understanding, integrity, morality, restraint and respect to meet the goals of the American people. Yes, that was George H.W. Bush. Trump, on a daily basis, demonstrates he absolutely lacks these qualities to “Make American Great Again.” His motto should be “Divided we’ll be.”

Intro to reality

I would like comment on the front page story on the assault at Shamokin Area High School. Mr. Shuey, I would like to say to you as a board member, I believe you are totally out of touch with reality. How can you possibly state that your administration handled this with any kind of responsibility when that alleged perpetrator remained in your building the entire day he perpetrated this alleged assault on this girl. His suspension did not begin until the next day. Mr. Shuey, you need to get a grip on reality and you need to get into your building and do some investigative work on your principal.

Mexican radio

I’m going to break into Mexico to get free housing and health care, and if you don’t like it, I’m going to wave my American flag and start riots.

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