I think everyone would like to see regular service at the airport from a local economic point of view. However, the airport suffers from the problem of being too close to major airports that are easily accessible. Why would I take a flight from YNG to another close airport and then have to wait for an unknown amount of time for another connecting flight to my ultimate destination? I can be at Pittsburgh airport in less than an hour or Cleveland and Akron-Canton in just over an hour, and board a direct flight to my destination. I eliminate the extra uncomfortable flight, extra baggage hassle, extra toting and hauling stuff to another gate, extra flight risk, etc. I'd rather drive there than be packed into a small uncomfortable aircraft for less than an hour flight, to go through the airport drill again. If the passenger load is sufficient, and there's money to be made, there would already be some type of regular scheduled flight service at YNG. The grants are really doing very little, other than to fruitlessly spend taxpayer money on a dream that has proven to be non-exisitent. In my view, the only potential for increased air traffic is related to the Marcellus Shale business, but that is yet to be seen and, a viable airport can't really be based on drilling and servicing gas wells. Most of those folks drive trucks here and leave the same way. I believe that the near term prospect for more service is poor. A case in point is trying to get Allegiant to increase their flights and destinations. If the passenger load existed they would already be doing it. We know the airlines study their markets and potential business opportunities and unfortunately, YNG doesn't meet the criteria...yet.
August 28, 2012 at 8:47 a.m.
Deployment of troops overseas shouldn't be about only saving money. It's about national security strategy that provides us certain advantages over potential enemies. Having served 23 years active duty and 8 of them overseas, I've served both in Japan, Germany, Korea, and Panama. By having a limited number of troops and assets overseas, it gives us an advantage in time and logistics in responding to a crises. Most people don't realize that in the case of Japan, and Germany, they repay the US for certain costs involved with us being there. The Japanese government pays for the buildings and family housing, and other things related to our bases. Our troops would be paid whether they are in Georgia or Japan, so those costs remain the same other than transportation. I agree that some troops can be pulled out of some areas, however, the pro's and con's have to be evaluated, and not just on a strict cost cutting basis. The biggest waste of military manpower and resources is the constant engagement in butt wiping missions for largely political purposes instead of military and national security objectives or poking our noses into every regional dispute or firefight. Libya comes to mine as an example of a very stupid decision using our forces and wasting a lot of resources.
August 4, 2012 at 8:19 a.m.
Obama is a willing dupe of the unions, Socialist/Marxists, and like minded morons. He's incompetent and his past 3 years in office have clearly proven it. The sooner this clown is gone, the better the US will be and we can get back to business and get the economy on track. That will NEVER happen as long as Socialists and their policies run government. Look at history.
June 10, 2012 at 9:08 a.m.
Let's hear Hagan call for Bill Maher, Rachel Maddow, or Ed Schultz apologize for the crap they have spewed about folks over the last several years including Sarah Palin, President Bush, and a host of others who are not Progressive Dumbassocrats. How about Obama calling for the 1 MILLION DOLLARS his superpac took from Mahar to be given back? Yea right. This hypocritical clowns only want free speech only as long as it is only their speech. How about getting Hagan the Moron off the hot air. He's getting like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, and Gloria Allred. They all want to get their ugly faces in the last frame of the last film of the last camera on the last day. Rush's comments were not acceptable, but they pale in comparison to what the Liberal collection of idiots such as Pelosi, Durbin, and Reid, have said about our soldiers (called them murderers). They are despicable excuses for public officials.
March 12, 2012 at 9:14 a.m.
Obviously Mr. Sainto can't read or get his facts straight. This seems to be the norm for Democrats. Shoot from the lip and to hell with getting the facts straight. Kasich merely repeated what car executives said in Detroit. If you don't like what the leaders of the companies are saying, then fix it. Just remember, the Obamunist gave the UAW a 25% stake in GM and put a union goon on the board of directors. The bond holders who had a legal right to recoup their risks and investments were stripped of their money by the Marxist in Chief while forking over billions to the unions. It's truly pathetic.
January 26, 2011 at 3:40 p.m.
Yep. SS is the largest Ponzi scheme going. To poster "nojimbo", you actually need to check out the Congressional testimony available on Youtube and other sources. You will find Bush and others in 2004 and earlier warning Congress (both Republicans and Democrats) about the looming problem with Fannie Mae and the mortgage markets. Congress refused to take action. When things really started looking bad, Barney Frank, and Chris Dodd, the two people chairing the House and Senate finance committes responsible for oversight, claimed nothing was wrong, and folks should keep investing and putting into their systems. THey knew this was a lie and they took no action. Dodd got a sweetheart deal on a mortgage from Countrywide, the largest and the first to collapse. He promised during his failed Presidential run that he would provide the media with a copy of his mortgage agreement to prove that he didn't take a lowball mortgage. He never provided it, and has since 2007 that he "can't find it". Yea right. Frank's queer boyfriend was a senior legal advisor at Fannie Mae. The Franks and Dodds pressured and intimidated banks to loan money to dirtbags who could not pass standard financial threshholds for owning a house. I've owned three houses in several states. The lowest interest I ever had was 7.5 percent in 1987. My first mortgage at the end of the Carter Administration was 13% and rates had just dropped from 21% because Reagan cut the rates. People now are bitching about 4% rates, no down payments, no credit history, no savings, and evidently no brains either.
October 22, 2010 at 1:24 p.m.
Nunya, you're a delusional ahole.
October 22, 2010 at 1:09 p.m.
Go to the goverment web site www.recovery.gov. Over $238 million has been spent in the 17th Congressional District (Ryans) and only about 228 jobs have been created. Most report NO jobs. Virtually NONE of these contracts and grants have been audited. The purpose of the stimulous was to create jobs...not just two day pothole patchers, but some actual jobs. It's a FARCE. The public has been shafted, lied to, screwed over, and duped by Ryan, his potential mother-in-law Pelosi, and Harry Reid and the rest of the minions who voted for this financial abortion. And Ryan thinks that MORE money needs to be spent? What's this clown smoking? The only shovel ready think I've seen is the dog crap on my yard.
October 21, 2010 at 4:02 p.m.
There is a HUGE ethics gap in the population here. If it's not the corrupt politicians, the corrupt union goons, then it's the second tier morons who sit on boards, advisory councils, and similar bodies that think that they can use their influence to channel contracts, kick-backs, nepotism, or favors to themselves, friends, associates, or relatives. The whole structure around here is infected like AIDS.
October 21, 2010 at 3:54 p.m.
What are you Democrat locksteppers thinking? Lee Fisher????????? How about Alfred E. Neuman?
October 21, 2010 at 3:50 p.m.