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May I remind the Poland Sound off writer about late mail that President Trump publicly declared his intention to slow deliveries. His aim was to block the timely arrival of ballots, mostly sent by Democrats, so they could not be counted. Trump appointed Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to dismantle or destroy mail sorting machines around the country for which we citizens paid. Slow mail? Blame Trump. He did it to benefit himself. What else is new?

Canfield

In a Dec. 20 letter to the editor, a writer talks about far-left comments being lies. It’s not backed up with facts. A comment the writer made was that he doesn’t think Joe Biden will fulfill his term, and we will have Kamala Harris as our president. Why doesnt he say what he means? That we would have a woman for president. That comment is a disgrace to all women and warrants an apology.

Poland

To The New York Times writer who complained that Jill Biden’s use of ‘Doctor’ is inappropriate, and that “no one should call himself doctor until he has delivered a baby” know that when a baby is delivered, there’s always a woman present.

Canfield

Let me get this straight, in these times Nancy Pelosi passed on a $1.8 trillion deal a month ago to pass a $900 billion deal today with fewer benefits for almost everyone. No wonder Congress approval ratings are so low. Hopefully there will be new leadership in Congress soon.

Boardman

My fellow Republicans, we blew it. We knew Trump was guilty, but we didn’t convict. Look at the disgusting actions he is taking to satisfy himself. Why would you need pardons if you did nothing wrong? The world is laughing at us. Our Constitution and democracy is constantly compromised with Trump as our president. He will leave office with millions of dollars to spend for personal use as he sees fit. Sometimes we get what we deserve.

• Campbell

It was encouraging to hear Pat Robertson tell the president, “It’s time to move on.” If the White House occupant truly wants to “work hard every day for the American people,” he can follow his predecessors’ examples. Jimmy Carter worked with Habitat for Humanity. Bill Clinton founded a foundation to foster racial and ethnic reconciliation and empower the poor. George H.W. Bush partnered with Clinton to provide relief for natural disaster victims. He should lead in philanthropic efforts.

Youngstown

A quick driving refresher: The lever to your left near the steering wheel operates your turn signals. It should be used when you intend to change lanes or merge into moving traffic. The signal does not give you expressed permission to do so, but it shows your intent. It’s more than having a polite respect for other drivers. A high-speed automobile accident isn’t pretty. All human dignity is lost. Please drive wisely and defensively, especially during the holiday season!

Cortland

I fully expect to see all the Trump supporters who whine and cry about “socialism” to tear up the $600 stimulus

checks they are about to receive!

How many of you will become hypocrites?

Leetonia

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Shame on the employees in a Southern Park Mall store. I was shopping last Saturday with my daughter at a popular sports store in the mall, and as we made a purchase, the cashier did not even attempt to pull up her mask to cover her face during the transaction! This is unacceptable to the rules we must follow. While they watch their store cameras for shoplifters, they need to watch themselves also.

• Boardman

The U.S. Postal Service is falling behind. Earlier this year, a letter mailed to Cincinnati arrived in two days. Now, it’s six days. We have dealt with this pandemic since March, yet the postal service failed to manage and prepare. How many people will not receive gifts and letters in time for December celebrations? In response to my late delivery query, the post office stated it is committed merely to delivering the “holidays.” Which holiday? MLK Day in January?

• Poland

When Rep. Bill Johnson and 125 of his Republican colleagues in the House supported the Texas Attorney General’s spurious and seditious lawsuit to overturn a fair election, he signaled that his loyalty to party, power and lies rather than to the country, Constitution and oath of office. We expect such behavior from flamethrowers, but Johnson should know better. He and his colleagues should be censured.

• Boardman

When President Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Senate Republicans chose to acquit him, saying “Let voters decide.” Well, the voters decided, and President Trump lost the election by over 7 million votes! He filed 50-plus lawsuits claiming fraud. All except one was thrown out for no verifiable evidence. The facts are available for everyone. Choose legitimate news sources and explore them. Better days are ahead for our country now!

• Austintown

As Mitch McConnell and cronies have warm homes and food aplenty, millions of Americans have no food, no jobs and lost or will lose their homes. These well-fed men debate Americans’ futures with their petty concerns about the amount of money each should receive that leaves little doubt about their actual care for their fellow man. While we listen to a whining president, Americans have actual problems that need to be addressed now.

• Youngstown

My life has improved because I no longer feel compelled to monitor every ridiculous move Donald Trump makes. Ignore him. He’ll be gone soon. To all Trump supporters, stop being fools. President-elect Joseph R. Biden got 8 million more votes. Deal with it. And take down your signs and flags.

• Hubbard

I read the Dec. 5 Cal Thomas article. To say President-elect Biden is not physically or mentally fit for the job is irresponsible. I was hoping to see an attempt to unify our country, but here is Thomas refueling the divide that has separated us for four years. It is refreshing to see a very intelligent plan presented by President-elect Biden for bringing our country back.

• Poland

The politically correct police strike again! Since 1905 Cleveland’s baseball team was called the Indians. Now, because some angry, unhappy troublemakers whined, the team is changing its name. These miserable people want everyone to be as unhappy about everything as they are. This will not solve poverty nor alcoholism that Native American communities face, but these self-righteous people will post online how great they are because they got the name changed. They need to get a life.

• Hubbard

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The legacy of Volney Rogers can be better honored by moving his statue to a more central location in Mill Creek Park. It would be more easily accessible if it were at Fellows Riverside Gardens or in the flats near the Silver Bridge. The current location is on the fringe of the park in an area not often traveled and lacks parking and safe access. Let’s honor the legacy of Volney Rogers by putting his statue in a better location.

­– Canfield

I am very disappointed that our representative, Al Cutrona, would support a frivolous Texas lawsuit. He claims there were irregularities, disregard for election process and constitutional violations. Unfortunately, he did not show proof for his support. If he reads the Constitution, he would have found it says states are sovereigns free to govern themselves, and there is nothing to empower courts to issue orders directing how to exercise their constitutional authority.

­– Poland

To those who believe the president won the election and the deep state stole it, I recommend you read The Vindicator’s Dec. 8 column by conservative writer Eric Erickson. He clearly shoots down the illogical arguments made by the president’s lawyers. Do you really believe Republican leaders teamed up with Democratic leaders to steal the election?

• Campbell

Kathleen Parkers’ Dec. 10 column had several amusing thoughts on seeing Donald Trump out of D.C. in January. Rather than riding backward on a mule, he could lift off from the White House aboard Marine One at 11:59 a.m. At 12:01 p.m., the president, calling from his inauguration, wishes him well and redirects the pilot to drop him off among friends on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp.

­– Canfield

There was a time when shopping was an experience in itself. Today, customers are left to fend for themselves searching limited inventory for what they need, then forced to stand in line until a lone cashier rings up their purchase. After that, the stores no longer can even provide gift boxes. At one time, purchases were boxed for you. Now brick-and-mortar stores ask, “Where are the customers?” We, the customers are asking, “Where is the service?”

• Boardman

Hardly a few days go by where the local news doesn’t report a vehicle in the Youngstown area running off the road. Not only that, but they always seem to zero in on a home or business before stopping. These news stories even have surpassed the frequent I-680 crashes. What gives? I guess this is what they mean by claims that Youngstown is so “unique”!

­– Canfield

The GOP is no longer the “Grand Old Party” rather it is now “Government Oppressing People’s (votes).”

­– Canfield

If I, as a private citizen, were to incite riots, threaten neighbors and encourage violence using threatening rhetoric, saying nothing against it, I believe the police would be banging on my front door ready to arrest me with all sorts of charges. Yet, we have our Tweeter doing all of this and his cronies are going right along with it. For shame this is allowed to continue.

• Youngstown

It’s not Russians, it’s the Chinese we should be worried about most with first a Democratic senator having a Chinese spy for years as a chauffeur and now a Democratic congressman from California who sits on the highest intelligence committee. COVID-19 was made in a Chinese lab. Check out the video with China boasting it has friends in America’s highest circles of power including our government (Biden) and Wall Street.

• Boardman

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Your editorial on the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the Medici Museum of Art should encourage people to see this collection. We saw the exhibit and were so impressed. What made it even more special was the docent who explained Norman Rockwell’s techniques and how he achieved details in paintings. She also had interesting and factual information on the paintings. It will be an hour of enjoyment for anyone who visits!

• Youngstown

Rick Muccio deserves a big thank you for his community-appropriate weekly cartoons. I look forward to his clever drawings concerning Valley happenings. He is the best and he’s appreciated!

• North Jackson

Someone recently opined our problem is those whose faces are glued to smartphones often lack practical use for information or the wisdom to seek knowledgeable assistance interpreting it. On the web, they get stuck in fantasies peddled by algorithms designed to lead them to often misleading conclusion, all while it captures information to sell to other scammers. Terrorist groups often win converts this way. The web is a source of information, not wisdom.

• Canfield

The president knows he lost but won’t concede to rake in money for himself. Of recounts in six states, none was overturned, and 95 percent of ballots are verified with signature checks by both Democrats and Republicans. Of 40 suits he’s filed, 39 were dismissed. William Barr and Republican secretaries of state have determined there was no widespread voter fraud. His supporters need to read the fine print on his donation requests. He can pocket 75 percent.

• Campbell

I am sad about all the money being given to Donald Trump for a losing cause. They are giving money to a proclaimed billionaire. Just think what good that money could do for those who really need it in this time of the pandemic. I guess Adolf Hitler was right when he said if you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed. So sad.

• New Middletown

Vaccines are almost here; we need six months to reach everyone! The next few months are important to succeed! Wear masks, social distance, wash hands and limit all parties to household groups. Don’t be part of super-spreader events. Let’s give credit for vaccines to scientists working so fast and not to the current president who did nothing for months and now with 3,000 deaths daily. Stay safe for yourself and everyone!

• Poland

This year the FDA should approve vaccines in 24 hours, not two weeks. There is real time data they have on the internet, and it’s just another failure of government bureaucracy, wasting time, money and lives.

• Boardman

Isn’t it ironic that after vilifying and mercilessly persecuting President Trump 24/7, Democrats, national media, leftists and universities (most of which are now radical) suddenly want peace and unity. Where was that in his four years as president? What hypocrites! It’s amazing he accomplished as much good as he did with the hatred he endured. If Joe Biden can’t complete his term and Kamala Harris is in charge, God help and bless America.

• Youngstown

In “The Muppet Movie,” magical Kermit the Frog sings an exquisite lyric, “Who says that every wish would be heard and answered” in “The Rainbow Connection.” Do we really need all we want? Just want what we need, or should we simply be wanting to help others? You may be judged by your goodness to others, not by what you thought you wanted or needed.

• Youngstown

I am the fashion police, and I will be issuing citations. Just because you are covered does not make it appropriate by any means to slog around in public in slippers or pajama bottoms! And how about running a comb through your hair instead of pulling it up into a rat nest? Elevate, people, elevate. Take pride in yourself and your appearance! It will boost your self esteem and add to the happiness of the people around you.

• Austintown

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