Tonawanda News

Opinion

March 8, 2012

SOUND OFF Published March 9

— — People need to take driving tests every ten years because apparently they have forgotten to use their turn signals. You’re supposed to turn it on 25 to 50 feet before the turn so people don’t rear end you.

•••

If the Tonawanda school board wants to save money why don’t the teachers take a pay cut? Get rid of some of those elaborate benefits that they have. It’s time for the greedy teacher to take a pay cut like everyone else and cut some of the many teachers that they do not need.

•••

You people just love those extended benefits, don’t you? You’re not going to have anything left when it comes to Social Security because that’s where it’s coming out of.

•••

So, people on public assistance are parasites? Why? Because they have tattoos? Plenty of millionaire performers have tattoos, so they must all be parasites as well.

•••

I hope all of the parents dropping off their kids learn how to read. When a stop sign says stop you actually have to stop. They also need to pay attention and use their turn signals; realize there are other people on the road besides yourself.

•••

Where is the person who wrote in about GM 's bailout and that they paid it back getting his information from? There was recently a news story stating that GM still owes us taxpayers millions of dollars. So instead of paying their employees bonuses, pay us first. Just another Obama union payback that doesn't take us taxpayers into account.

•••

We have heard horrible stories about not one, but two SPCAs that are run in Western New York. Who polices these clinics? Who do we contact to complain about the way this is run?

•••

I see that Mayor Pillozzi is putting up a street sign warning of an autistic child area. I was wondering if an elderly persons warning sign could be put up near my mother’s house. I worry about her crossing the street with her walker and not looking both ways, especially when the older woman next door does not always look when she backs her car out of the driveway.

•••

What is going on with NYPD investigating the Muslim Americans that live in Buffalo and the East coast? We should have them under investgation, I’m not saying that they’re affliated with the attacks of 9/11. We are just protecting our citizens here in the United States; we wouldn’t have this problem if the government didn’t let everyone from overseas into our country. They live better than we do, they recieve food stamps, finacial help, and they can send their kids to college for free while the rest of us have to pay it all back.

•••

I’m in the wrong business. I sprained my finger and went to the hospital, they charged me $140 for two pieces of tape for my fingers.

1
Text Only
Opinion
  • WALLACE: Be part of the solution I recently attended the Town of Tonawanda's Comprehensive Plan update meeting on Tuesday at the Brounshidle VFW Post in Kenmore. I went as a newspaper reporter but also as a resident of the Village of Kenmore and Town of Tonawanda.

    April 24, 2014

  • CONFER:

    April 23, 2014

  • GUEST VIEW: What young people aren't learning in college The results are distressing to say the least. A recent survey found that only 17 percent of college graduates â€" graduates! â€" knew the effect of the Emancipation Proclamation, just 42 percent knew the Battle of the Bulge was fought during World War II, and not even two in five could identify term limits for their senators and representatives.

    April 23, 2014

  • DuVall, Eric mug.jpg DUVALL: In defense of the Common Core

    They've become the two dirtiest words in education, but the Common Core is very much worth defending.

    April 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • tucker, barb.jpg TUCKER: Bits and pieces from out and about Ever since it was restored and opened, the Hotel @ Lafayette in downtown Buffalo has fascinated me. Last Monday, the Preservation Buffalo Niagara offered a tour of the hotel led by developer Rocco Termini.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • mug - adamczyk.jpg ADAMCZYK: Kenmore is a village made of bricks Buffalo and surrounding environs have brick buildings galore, often in the process of repurpose. Whole neighborhoods made of brick await development, redevelopment, gentrification, whatever wand will be waved at them to make them function again. Structures here tend not to be razed; they fall down occasionally but typically simply stand and wait.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • leffler, scott.jpg LEFFLER: Justice is blind -- and deaf and dumb I've always been intrigued by the concept of justice. I say concept because it really seems more theoretical to me than practical. One man's justice is another man's nightmare.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • confer, bob.jpg CONFER: Don't go soft on teenage criminals

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • DuVall, Eric mug.jpg For Sabres, more suffering is on tap

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • tucker, barb.jpg TUCKER: Taking down trees 'disheartening' Several readers have questioned the City of Tonawanda's tree removal program. An email to Jenna Koch, who represents the third ward and checks into any query on the city, explained the program.


    April 12, 2014 1 Photo