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Replacement trees at an inner-city fruit grove will be planted Saturday

There are plenty of angels among us, along with the evil ones. This was a very mean act on some cockroaches part. Even pigs know better and only crap in one corner of the pen. But, not some (sub)humans!

July 24, 2014 at 11:40 a.m. suggest removal

Arby's comes home to mark 50th

I remember distinctly as a little bot when they built the first Arby's on 224 as my mom cleaned a nearby building in the evenings. The commercial building they tore down on the site had an outside pop vending machine with the bottles horizontal in the old pull slots. Sometimes I went with her and she would give me a nickel for a bottle of Golden Age Cherry or Grape. I was mad when it went away. Amazing how it seems like yesterday. But, like many things in Y-town, it started here and but left town to make it big. I'm glad corporate came back but it would have been nice to do it on 224 even if the original building sells bird seed and feeders.

July 24, 2014 at 11:35 a.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

cambridge,
Those are old numbers. When BHO took office, the national debt was 10.627T. As of today, the national debt stands at 17.599T, which is an increase of 6.972T or 65.6%. The percentage is lower since he started at a higher debt. But, the real problem is that the current debt is about 74% of GDP. Now, to keep that 74% of GDP constant over the next 25 years, taxes will need to go up 6.5% each year, unless spending is cut. These are numbers put out by the CBO. Since job creation has been dismal the last 6 years, it is not encouraging. Now, if you don't like it, you can pass the blunt to the homie on your left.

July 23, 2014 at 4:57 p.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

Chessie,
You are on target about BHO. He spoke for five minutes in the Rose Garden about Benghazi and didn't use the word "terror" until the last 30 seconds.He mentioned the attack there four times and never once modified the "attack" with the adjective "terror" but used a generic expression about any act of terror. His exact words:

"No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done."

How about that last punchline about "justice"? Can't get re-elected as the President that prevented terrorism when you have another terrorist attack on Sept 11 on all days. Totally disingenuous, like his entire presidency. But, before you can alter the course of America, you must first destroy America.

July 23, 2014 at 1:25 p.m. suggest removal

Reagan would cringe to see moral and political downfall of the US

Many out here are asking, "does Walter have a list of the 10 best Presidents with respect to how they have advanced this great nation?" He does:

Washington
Lincoln
Jefferson
FDR
Jackson
Reagan
Teddy Roosevelt
Madison
James K. Polk
Ike

Clinton would be in the top 10 if he could have kept his zipper up but he would be in the next 5 with Cleveland, Coolidge, John Adams and Truman.

July 23, 2014 at 12:12 p.m. suggest removal

Reagan would cringe to see moral and political downfall of the US

cambridge,
I remember when Reagan was President of the United States, taking over a country that Jimmae Carter turned into a laughingstock. By using a positive attitude, patriotism, and plain speech, he turned us around and put pride back into this nation. You probably believe he was a simpleton or an "amiable dunce" but you can't deny that he transformed America and won the Cold War. He went straight to the American people, pressed his case, and through skilled political maneuvering was able to encourage Congress to see it his way. Contrast that to our current president who, when faced with crises, goes to the next fund-raiser and tees it up for just one more round. But, to take delight in a person getting Alzheimer's is pretty low. No one asks for that disease.

July 23, 2014 at 9:27 a.m. suggest removal

Schwebel Bakery finds listeria, withdraws some products

askmeificare,
The article was informative and well-written. I don't see any duplicity. First, and most importantly, the bacteria was found in non-production areas through routine testing by swabbing. There are no reports of food poisoning that would have been much worse. Listeria contamination in products that are heated, such as bread, are not very common like those in fruit and vegetables, which are consumed raw. SChwebel's is a good local company that produces good products and treats its employees pretty good. And, if you are surprised that they baked Giant Eagle bread, then you would be amazed at just whom they actually produce private label products for. ALL private label products are produced under contract with large companies. Do you really think Giant Eagle has its own bakery for bread, or chicken for eggs, or dairy farms for milk and cheese?

July 23, 2014 at 9:11 a.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

cambridge,
I didn't think you were part of the "blame America first" crowd. Faulty foreign intelligence does not rise to the level of lying. Britain had the same information we did and went to war. Most Democrat leaders also voted for the war effort. And, stop with the torture angle. We don't torture prisoners. It wasn't true then and its not true now. We used enhanced interrogation techniques to gain valuable information about the enemy.

July 21, 2014 at 2:55 p.m. suggest removal

Israeli offensive in Gaza intensifies; Casualty toll: 435 Palestinians, 18 Israelis killed

So, Israel is supposed to stand back and let these terrorists just keep lobbing mortars into the country and not retaliate? Israel, the lone democracy in the Middle East, makes up a very tiny fraction of the land mass and population there. And, there are Arabs elected into the Knesset. How many Jews are welcome in the other countries of the Middle East? What about the continued persecution of Christians there? Christians are being wiped out. The Muslims just can't accept the fact that the Child of Promise was Isaac, not Ishmael, and the radical Muslims believe they must kill those who don't agree with them.

July 21, 2014 at 10:23 a.m. suggest removal

Given antics of his predecessors, Obama is hardly worst president

Whether or not Obama is the worst president since WWII will take a some time to evaluate after he has completed his term. But, he truly has a way to go to be worse than Jimmy Carter, who was truly feckless and a clown. Made the US an embarrassment on the world stage. Say what you want about Reagan, he was presidential and a leader who backed up his words with actions. And, that is the problem with Barack Hussein Obama. He doesn't truly grasp the actual meaning of the Office of President of the United States. A diplomatic outpost in Benghazi is attacked a four Americans killed, he campaigns the next day in Denver. Draw a red line in Syria, and when it is crossed, do absolutely nothing. Our only democratic ally in the Middle East, Israel, continues to get shelled on by the terrorist group Hamas, diss Prime Minister Netanyahu. A civilian airliner gets blown out of the sky by Russians using Russian missiles and technology, go to a $32000 a plate fundraiser. Tens of thousands of immigrant children cross the border in Texas but he goes to Texas for campaigning alone!

Now, time will tell if his terms will transform the country, especially with respect to ACA. I doubt it will be for the better.

July 20, 2014 at 8:49 p.m. suggest removal

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