September 5, 2005
· Commentary I will be out of town for the next week, hence there will be a shortage of columns written by me. This does not mean that I will not write columns in the future, nor does it subtract from the number already written. But since there will be a shortage, real or imagined, it is my regret to inform you that you must now pay $2.25 for this newspaper. At least that's what I'd be telling you if I were an oil company. The real victims in all this gas nonsense are the employees at Sheetz, who must be getting tennis elbow from changing the gasoline prices every 20 minutes.
January 22, 2008
"If the Washington County BOE is planning on giving teachers another raise this year, the people of Washington County need to march on the BOE by the thousands. What other job in this county gives a raise every year, that's guaranteed every year? What other job, people are completely compensated according to the cost of living area? None. So why should the teachers be compensated and live like kings? Drive by the schools and look at the cars they drive. I think they make enough money.
February 9, 2007
Re: George Michael's Article 3 Feb 2007 By Robert Gary, MBA/JD We heard it first from Adam Smith, then from Milton Friedman, then from Ivan Boesky, and now finally from George Michael so how could I disagree "Greed is good" -- and I don't -- for the most part it is. But, as they said in My Fair Lady "I think you picked a poor example". The oil companies are not where you want to make your econ 101 "Greed is good" case. It's more like the examples offered by Adam Smith the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker.
May 2, 2011
“President Obama, when he got elected and before he got elected, he promised transparency. Well, we haven’t seen it. Could we afford another four years of this man? Sure, he’s highly educated, but evidently he doesn’t know what he’s doing.” — Williamsport “We get less than 1 percent of our oil from Libya, yet gas prices are going up because, we’re told, the unrest in Libya. I think there’s one word for the price rising: Greed. Greed by the oil companies, the same companies that the Republicans want to continue to give tax breaks to. I don’t think that’s right.” — Hagerstown “There’s a nonprofit organization here in Hagerstown that has not given their employees raises in three years.