For those who think higher milage would result in lower gas prices, you're forgetting one important business principal. "GREED"If we start using less gas then the oil companies will raise the price to offset their losses.In response to the question I would love to see improved gas milage, but not just because the president thinks its a good idea. It's an idea thats been around for a long, long time.
May 21, 2009 at 9:35 p.m.
If casinos really are the answer then why aren't states like West Virginia doing better? If there is high unemployment, where is the money supposed to come from? Ifwith people out of work and families losing their homes, do we really need another way for them to lose their money?Casinos and gambling are never the answer they are hyped up to be.
May 13, 2009 at 9:09 p.m.
It looks like our government won't be happy until they hound this man to death. Let's not forget that Israel first found this same man guilty and then reversed they decision when they looked at the facts a second time.
May 9, 2009 at 7:42 p.m.
“In life, we constantly make decisions whether we are going to please self or please God. [Frost] chose one path, and the school committee chose the other,” England said.It's a shame that the school committee chose to self please in this case. Maybe some of them should get out their bibles and read about some of the celebrations that King David held.
May 9, 2009 at 7:38 p.m.
This is a perfect example of why we should never believe what polls say about anything. We all know that you can make them say anything you want by just asking specific people the questions. As the article says, voters have said no to casinos time after time after time.
May 9, 2009 at 7:33 p.m.
The unions want the jobs to stay here so they can have some power over what happens. People who want to buy the cars want the labor to be cheap, as it is in other countries. It's a no win situation all the way around.
May 9, 2009 at 7:28 p.m.
With the passage of H.R. 1913, which adds "violence motivated by “gender,” “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to a list of hate crimes", we have entered a very troubling time in this country.
Please understand that this is not what it seems nor what some members of Congress would have you believe.
The political far-left of this country have been trying for years to do all they could to shut down all religion in this country. With this new law they have come closer than ever before.
With the passage of this law, there is nothing to stop federal "police" from kicking in the doors of local churches and claiming that what is being preached from the pulpit is no more than a hate crime because the Bible states that God is against homosexuality.
With the passage of this law, any member of the clergy that preaches the truth of the Bible can be convicted of hate crimes.
With passage of this law, anyone who teaches the truth of the Bible can be convicted of hate crimes. That would include every mother and father in this country that reads the Bible to their children.
Is this what we really want in this country?
Now you may think this is utter nonsense but it is VERY real.
While in some instances a law like this may be a good thing as it may help to convict some very violent people who would hurt or kill a person for no other reason then their bedroom preferences. Unfortunately, it will be taken to extremes in an attempt to stop all religion, and that is what makes it so dangerous.
U.S. Rep. Wally Herger put it this way... "it would amount to prosecuting residents for thought crimes."
Is that what we have become? A nation that will prosecute someone for thinking differently then the government wants them to?
May 1, 2009 at 12:47 p.m.
"This is not just about the death of a dog, but about the level of professionalism in the department"
Good article but I think you missed the point as well. It's really all about people wanting to whine about others that are doing a job that MOST people don't have the guts to do. Until you walk in an officers shoes and have to see things from their perspective, you really have no right to complain about what they have to do.
April 18, 2009 at 6:22 p.m.
Can someone please tell me why our schools are underfunded? As I recall, when lawmakers pushed so hard to get the lottery into Ohio, it was with the understanding that the money raised from that would fix ALL the money problems.Guess it was politics as usual.Now Gov. Strickland has a new program. Will it really work or is it just politics as usual once again?
April 17, 2009 at 6:34 p.m.
I apolgize for my last post as there is a problem with the quote from James Madison, who is considered the Father of our Constitution. I wanted to make sure it was printed right..........
“The belief in a God All Powerful wise and good, is so essential to the moral order of the world and to the happiness of man, that arguments which enforce it cannot be drawn from too many sources nor adapted with too much solicitude to the different characters and capacities impressed with it.” James Madison
April 15, 2009 at 11:30 p.m.