The Police Officer is Dead, remember. Why don't you reserve your anger for the guy that shot him. That would be more appropriate. Incredible. What planet do you live on.
November 19, 2014 at 11:34 p.m.
Billdog, you crack me up. The guy was in a tavern minding his own business- a thug comes in waving a weapon and the Police Officer (technically "on-duty" at all times remember) tries to intervene- as he was duty-bound to do- and was shot in the line of duty- and What Do You Do: Berate the Guy for Being Out After Hours! Incredible. I've read some asinine, stupid, insensitive statements in my time- But Yours, assuredly, tops them all.
November 19, 2014 at 11:31 p.m.
I see "Excell" hasn't forgotten her Mantra: "LET'S GET ALL OF THE GUNS OFF THE STREETS!"
Question is: How do you go about it? Do you have any suggestions? How do you convince criminals to disarm themselves?
Maybe if the police went out unarmed- the way they do in England- it would set an example. Why don't you suggest that to the YPD- I'd be interested in knowing the response...
November 19, 2014 at 11:18 p.m.
Sorry, I apologize for that- I just couldn't resist it!
November 19, 2014 at 11:10 p.m.
Sounds like "dick" shot his wad prematurely with that first comment of his- should have waited a little for the dust to settle. The store owner should do a little work on his marksmanship- I hope he's ok. The criminal- I hope he croaks. Save the taxpayers a few bucks.
November 19, 2014 at 10:25 p.m.
I didn't know that about a new "horse-racing" writer in the Vindy- I wonder what that's going to be about? I'm going to be interested in reading about that when it starts. Only question: Which end of the horse is the new writer going to specialize in- front or rear? If he or she discusses the "rear part" of the horse's anatomy- how is that different from writing about Local Politics? Especially the activities of David Betras!
November 19, 2014 at 11:02 a.m.
I have to confess I know very little about the technical intricacies of Obama Care- what I do know is that in all likelihood, like it or not, the United States will end up with some form of Single Payer System- through extending Medicare.
What I do know is that I get mighty sick of people who label anyone who criticizes this Administration and it's policies a "racist". I remember in 09', shortly after the "anointed ones" inauguration, Rush Limbaugh drew all kinds of heat because he publicly said he wished "Obama to fail". What, of course, he meant is that he wished Obama to fail in his declared aim of "transforming" the United States- moving the country away from it's individualistic origins- to something resembling Denmark or Sweden. It wasn't directed against Obama- as a person. Limbaugh wasn't a racist when he said that and he isn't a racist now. The "racist" charge is just a diversionary tactic of the organized Left to deflect criticism away from it's agenda.
Getting back to Health Care: Do I think Single Payer, when it eventually comes (as it will), will be an improvement over what we have now? Beats me. I wish I knew. The only thing we can do is look at some of the other countries with a single payer system and see how it works for them. Not too long ago I read an article which concluded that the two countries that seemed to have the best national health care system were Japan and Germany- not Scandinavia or Great Britain which ranked lower (I don't know about Canada). I do know that a lot of the health issues Americans have are "self-inflicted" caused by life-style choices- smoking, sedentary habits- diet, etc- and are, therefore, preventable.
I'm on Medicare- started about 5 years ago- and the program that I like best is "Silver Sneakers"- let's me go to the Y free- as often as I want. You can't beat that with a stick! I go to the Boardman Davis-Y- mostly in the Aquatic Center 2 or 3 times a week. After about 15 -20 minutes in the water I feel 20 years younger and that's about how long the effect lasts after I leave- 15-20 minutes! Sometimes I wish I could stay in the water all the time- maybe after about an hour, I'd end up a "spring chicken" again!
November 19, 2014 at 10:14 a.m.
If anybody is looking for another thread which deserves comment- so far there's only 2- here's one which started Monday: "Off-duty Cop Fatally Shot at Akron Pub".
Highly germane right now because of developments in Ferguson, Missouri. White police officer gunned down by black criminal. I commented asking if: "... the National Guard will need to be called out to protect black homes and businesses from looting by groups of out-of-control Cops?" among other things.
Another "Gentle Giant"?
November 18, 2014 at 2:34 p.m.
Well, I'm up there in years too- and I hate to think what I'll be like down the road. One thing, that helps me as far as my health is concerned (other than staying away from this message board entirely) is that I stopped making posts late in the evening- bad for sleep and also hard on the Liver! I try to feed this addiction now only in the morning- early in the day- drinking Coffee.
I did pass on my "Sweepstakes" suggestion to the Vindy owners- Mrs J. and Mark Brown (via Todd Franko) and I suggested Mr Anthony's or the Georgetown might be good venues for the Banquet!
November 18, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Note: winner would be commentator who passes the 500 mark. There could even be an awards banquet- paid for by the Vindy- and the winner- if they wanted to stay incognito- would be Masked! How exciting would that be....
November 18, 2014 at 11:21 a.m.