I've never been to a concert or public event with seating and standing room when someone didn't stand in front of me to block my view, but I've never even thought about throwing a punch if they were rude and didn't move. If you're one of those who thinks rudeness justifies physical assault, you've not yet been civilized and shouldn't be allowed in public or around others, except in jail.
February 10, 2010 at 1:26 p.m.
Hey all-knowing Atownparent - If a person is an idiot for giving someone the benefit of the doubt and not pre-judging, then how would you classify people who make ASS-umptions about others without knowing the facts? Your sophomoric reaction to my post speaks volumes about you.
October 15, 2009 at 2:46 p.m.
And the officers were wrong....because??? The dogs attacked people and were obviously not tied or leashed. People need to be responsible owners. I feel sorry for the dogs who get stuck with ignorant owners and have to suffer needlessly. I'm betting the dogs have more of an instinct to protect and care for their young than the owners do if they have children. Taking a cheap shot at officers for taking 11 shots to kill a dog without knowing the circumstances is juvenile and foolish.
October 15, 2009 at 8:17 a.m.
I'd pick a trustful, honest man over a distrustful, untrustworthy person any day. The mayor's true character comes out loud and clear and the whole Mahoning Valley got to finally see it in print in Friday's Vindicator. Was there some other multimillion dollar project waiting in the wings? Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. After 7 years in fiscal emergency on his watch, the V & M expansion was a gift that fell in Girard's lap and only greed could prevent someone from appreciating the value of this opportunity. The mayor should have been happy to get anything for a piece of waste land he wasn't able to do anything else with.
October 13, 2009 at 9:03 p.m.
Just three days ago Mr. Melfi is quoted as saying "I will never be pleased with how this worked out". Thank God for the level-headed thinking on the part of Girard's city council and their willingness to work collaboratively with others for the common good. Apparently Mr. Shelby who the mayor thought was "damaging" to the negotiation process" had the negotiating skills necessary to get the job done in spite of the mayor's resistance.
October 13, 2009 at 8:19 a.m.