Words Can Come Back To Haunt Us
The Quote of the Decade:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006.
RE: Privatizing the National Park Service – Dr. Paul Kengor
Dr. Kengor writes of National Park Service employees:
• “…told to make life as uncomfortable as possible for people…”
• “…acted crudely and unprofessionally…”
• “…allowing themselves to be used politically by the White House…”
• “…conscripted in the polarization…of …Obama’s administration…”
• “…abusing their powers…”
He draws his conclusions from all what was either widely reported, in a small Massachusetts newspaper, by The Weekly Standard or from the internet.
On these reports alone without any mention of a more thorough inquiry into the reported incidents his reaction to the reported “egregious behavior” is “privatizing” the National Park Service.
I’m surprised at worse Dr. Kengor’s naiveté to write that federal employees have roguish tendencies to blindly follow orders with a willingness to be manipulated implying that to be what employees under management in the private sector, on the other hand, do not have.
Dr. Kengor’s accusations in this “A Matter of Opinion” are irresponsible; he sacrificed his scholarship for a cheap political swipe at the Obama administration.
Don’t Wait Till It’s Too Late!
Thank you for your editorial & reminder that a year has passed since your Dad has left all of us, God bless!
It is fortunate that he is NOT aware of the situation of his beloved Post Eagle.
More so, that in 50 years of publication, this great ethnic paper may join the many that have passed by the wayside decades sooner.
Even sadder, the “Wall of Honor” can not even get 50 subscribers! I’m sure the P.E. readers can afford at least $10-$20, come on!
Can we just let the last Polish-American paper disappear?
Once it is gone, that is it. There is no re-call, no “I wish we still had the P.E.!”. This is the last link with the old country, our parents, grandparents, great grandparents.
Did you notice “In Memory of…?” Just TWO names! Have we totally forgotten the above?
Ellis Island has a WALL OF HONOR that bears the names of 5 Zubers. My name on the P.E. Wall of Honor actually is in memory of my Mom, Maria Brzesky (sp).
Well, I hope Chris’s editorial will open up a few purse strings & wallets.
Remember, you can NOT take it with you!