Harry's  Musings...

Harry George Woodworth

Author/Genealogist

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HOMETOWN: Willingboro, New Jersey
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BLOGGING, THINGS OF INTEREST, LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, AND MORE!


                                                               FAVORITE SAYINGS


It takes Eternity to see Infinity - HGW


Sempre Discens aka Always Learning - Kean College (University) Motto



                                                              THINGS OF INTEREST



   1] TAKE A BOUGH, DUDE! - If a tree falls in a forest, it may or may not make a sound. But if it stands in a cross-walk and blocks traffic, it will likely get arrested. ASHER WOODWORTH of Portland, Maine, learned that after dressing up like a pine tree and slo-o-owly making his way across a busy downtown intersection. Police charges him with "obstructing a public way." What on earth spurred him to make like a tree but not leave? Woodworth - an artist, dancer and 'tireless advocate of slowness and stillness" - said he found it "exciting to be able to create circumstances that surprise people, give them a breath of fresh air and wake them up." Far from feeling needled, locals went online and had fun with the story. "Was he trying to branch out in his career?" posted one. Responded another: Awwww, leaf him alone."

[AARP BULLETIN / Real Possibilities: Jan-Feb 2017, p 54]


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AND VENTS 


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Consult the Atlas

Monday, Nov 21, 1994

I consider myself relatively up to date on current events. However, I didn't realize that the Bosnian-Serb conflict has spread like wildfire and now extends into Lithuania. Unless, alas, another editorial page molder of public opinion, B. J. Cutler, in his article "Rejuvenated Muslims make gains in Baltics," has joined most of his colleagues in flunking geography. WWI started in the Balkans. The Balkans were once part of the Ottoman Empire of Muslim Turkey. The current Bosnian-Serb conflict is a continuing result of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans. Estonia, Latvia  and Lithuania comprise the Baltics. Temporary gains by the Muslims or the Orthodox, or by whomever, in the Balkans do not apply to the Baltics. Picky? Not when you have Baltic heritage. How long would a writer's opinion and views be valued if he stated that there was great joy in the world when the Great Wall of Berlin was torn down, and China was finally unified? Attention, opinion writers! Use your atlas! If still confused Burlington County schools have excellent courses in Geography 101!


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Don't confuse Pilgrims with Puritans

Friday, Aug 6, 1999

Faye Zuckerman more than correctly criticizes the new TV sitcom, "Thanks," as bottom of the barrel (BCT, Aug 2). Zuckerman was exceedingly kind in her criticism. She states the series centers around the 1621 general store. I really don't think there was a general store in 1621. During the winter of 1620-21, half of the Mayflower passengers died. There was no assurance of survival for the rest in 1621. In this context, the sitcom's use of a dental office is difficult to fathom. Also, there were not many little girls around to be accused of being witches, should the Pilgrims have had the time to do so. The Puritans in 1690 Salem had the time.

   The Mayflower passengers were Pilgrims and established Plymouth Colony. The Puritans came over in the 1630s and established Massachusetts Bay Colony. The Pilgrims' Mayflower Compact is the basis for American democracy. These are two different groups constantly used interchangeably, as in the TV Tonight article. Although Massachusetts absorbed Plymouth in 1690, that did not turn Pilgrims into Puritans!

   I can only hope that the sitcom "Thanks" is pulled before untold damage is done. I hope that this is the last letter I have to write explaining the difference between Pilgrim and Puritan. After all, it's been almost 400 years! - Harry G Woodworth, member, New Jersey Society of Mayflower Descendants, Willingboro


POCONO RECORD, YOUR OPINION - More on Waves for Power: Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Editor, the Record

   A recent letter writer asks why we cannot harness the oceans for power. I came across an article about using the ocean for power that was published a century ago. The article's headline reads: "Waves to Furnish Power - A New Scheme to Make Old Ocean Work." It recounts the efforts of two directors of the "Liquefied Air Cremation and Consuming Company and the Sea Power Company," who incorporated in South Dakota with a total of $11 million. They incorporated in South Dakota because there was greater latitude there in the granting of charters. The directors believed the Long Island and New England coasts would furnish 10 times the power as Niagara Falls. They hoped to dig artificial channels on rocky shores where the surf is heavy. The waves would be forced up the channels, and the water stored in reservoirs.

   They hoped to use the first power they developed to manufacture liquefied air. They predicted a day when the elevated and surface cars of New York would run on motive power generated by the waves along the Long Island coast. They hoped to introduce the method on the Pacific coast, as well as the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts. The article is date January 25, 1900. Do you think this might help the letter writer a little in trying to understand why the oceans haven't been harnessed for power?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Heroes lived among us, even before cameras recorded them.

Sunday, December 2, 2001

   One cannot be unmoved watching our flag being raised at ground zero. A most proper connection was made to the raising of the flag at Iwo Jima. The names of those at Iwo are known to historians, and hopefully the names of those at the tragedy Sept 11 are known and will join the former in the history books. These events are milestones in the history of our nation, rallying points that focused needed efforts to defeat those who would destroy our country. What of the age before pictures? Did such heroes exist  and we do not remember them because there are no pictures to look at? Yes, they did, and I wish to remember one now by the name of Lt. Joseph Donovan.

   Donovan was born in London, England, about 1835, and came to the United States as a boy, settling in the vicinity of Elizabeth. He was an orphan. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he volunteered and served as first Lieutenant of Company A, Second New Jersey Volunteers, which recruited men principally from Elizabeth, under the command of Capt. James Wilson. Donovan served throughout the war, and was severely wounded. In one battle, the company's flag was in danger, and, being the last of the guard of seven, who had defended it, at the risk of his life he secured the highly-prized emblem, and wrapping it about his body, saving it from falling into the hands of the Confederates.

   The act was considered one of the most heroic which was performed during the rebellion and won the praise and admiration of the veterans. The flag was in possession of Donovan at the time of his death. This information came from his obituary of Oct. 5, 1901, headlined "He was the last of a brave color guard" and "Flag he saved from enemy to be on his casket." We have no pictures of what Donovan did that day, but his heroic act was remembered for the next 35 years. What Donovan protected in the heat of battle protected him on his final day. This man who began life as a London orphan could say then, "I am an American!" We can call him hero.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

March, 2010

If charge cards are so safe, why did I suddenly get a replacement card without asking because my (and others?) present one was just compromised?


Friday, April 9, 2010

TV commercials urge us to tell our doctors what medications we are taking. Strange. Not only do my docs already know, they prescribe them.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Public monies for public schools. Private monies for private schools. Period.


Thursday, August 29, 2010

After watching how the oil is being cleaned up along Gulf Coast beaches, why doesn't NJ donate now extra goose poopy scoopies? Same method.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Listening to the side effects of approved medication on TV, I am convinced that so-called death panel really does exist. It's called the FDA.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Smoke and light bulbs

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Don McCabe of Delran had a spot-on discussion in his letter to the editor on what the new light bulbs will and will not do ("Shining a light on new bulb," July 14). Other than one slight error - it was not President Barack Obama but President George W Bush who passed this law - there are two points that he missed which I believe are significant. They were printed on the box that I and all Willingboro residents got in the mail last year.

   Paraphrasing from the box: As the bulb approaches the end of its life, it will begin to smoke and then emit an obnoxious odor; but, not to worry, it's supposed to do that. Not wanting to buck the wave of the future, I took my free light bulb and installed it on my front porch. I just hope that when it starts smoking, nobody calls the fire department on me.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Why do columnists Star Parker and Deroy Murdock support the tea party? They become unemployed at the best if the party wins.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Praising Christie for efforts with Hurricane Irene

Thursday, October 13, 2011

All the attention toward Gov. Chris Christie has been about if he will or if he won't  declare his candidacy for the upcoming presidential race. I haven't seen anything in the papers that properly thanks him for the outstanding job he did preparing NJ for Hurricane Irene. I do not agree with some of the things he does as governor, in fact, a lot of things. However, credit must be given where credit is due.

   Christie did much more in preparation for Irene than just telling people to get off the beach, which was the only thing heard after Irene passed. His coordination with state and federal officials is a textbook example of what a governor should do in preparing for what could become an historic disaster. The governor was indeed fortunate to be working with FEMA Irene and not FEMA Katrina, and had the latest accurate advancements in hurricane tracking available from the National Hurricane Center. The governor used all that was available to him, and made decisions that surpassed labels such as Democrat and Republican, I am personally grateful that the governor told the few federal officials who wanted to hold back any recovery monies for political advantage where to get off, and it wasn't the beach. Any criticism heard after the storm was from those who faired fairly well, and I'm sure the governor can live with that.

   I believe Christie, along with other federal and state officials, should definitely receive a presidential award for protecting the people of NJ the best that anyone could have done from Irene's visit from the tropics.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Monday, February 6, 2012

Did I miss release of the Republican presidential candidates' birth certificates? Were they mixed in with their tax returns? Well, I wouldn't believe them anyway.


Friday, Apr 20, 2012

Reading about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's latest views on women, Mrs. Romney and doggie Seamus might be trading places on the next road trip.


Monday, April 30, 2012

If George Zimmerman left the police station that night in Arizona instead of Florida, he might have been pulled over as a possible illegal alien.


Sunday, May 13, 2012

I propose a new law for politicians who suddenly switch parties. Automatic resignation, with replacements selected from party originally elected to that office.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hey, columnist Kathryn Lopez: I read your commentary on politics, June 12, where you mentioned "future first lady" Ann Romney. Nice try!


Friday, July 6, 2012

If you want to come out of an economic slump, you do not cut spending or taxes to do so. Economics 101.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

One party supports sending jobs to China

Friday, July 13, 2012

Past decades have seen the great outsourcing of American jobs, especially to our political opponent and increasingly powerful economic competitor, the Peoples Republic of China. The last few years have also seen the Democrat's opposition party passing law after law attempting to criminalize the nation's Constitutionally protected right to abortion instead of approving needed laws creating domestic work.

   I guess the question is, why were, and are, all these jobs going to Communist China, the world leader in abortions?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only
Sunday,, August 26, 2012
I see Mitt Romney announced his running mate. I wonder if Romney was as surprised at the choice as others were?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Fracking waste will affect water supply

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Excellent letter written by the Sierra Club's Jeff Tittel on the potential destruction of the water supply in NJ and the region as a result of turning the state into a fracking waste water dump site. Mention might have been made of Josh Fox's movie "Gasland," which all NJ residents should see once, a non-rabble-rousing, to-the-point movie about what has already happened to the water supply in current fracking regions. What has happened there would happen here.

   Mention should have been made that, if legislation is approved allowing NJ to become a fracking waste dump site, regional waters would become increasingly polluted over time, with severe illnesses and the death toll increasing in tandem with the volume of pollution. Again, NJ - nothing but a state-approved dump site.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

How long would those miles-long gas lines be if everyone heeded emergency management and National Weather Service suggestions to fill up before the storm?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Despite crimes, industry not strongly regulated

Thursday, Jan 3, 2013

Have all government controls used to ensure honest business behavior been eliminated? What is evidently just the tip of a very large iceberg, and all very well covered by the Burlington County Times, is that Wall Street financial instruments have become nothing but fiction. Just a method to make millions of dollars per trader, and so complicated that even the head of the Federal Reserve, in the wake of the resulting 2008 worldwide financial collapse, finally admitted he had no idea how they worked, or even what they were.

   Bernie Madoff stole billions of dollars over decades without trading one single share of stock; not one. How could the Internal Revenue Service not notice a discrepancy on tax return capital gains/losses, any and all having to be mentioned on the return, but no trades having actually occurred? Banks receive multi-million-dollar fines for criminal mischief, then go about their business as if nothing happened. A Burlington Township company felony-conspires with other companies and individuals to rig municipal tax lien auctions. A man steals almost $1 million via "first-degree money laundering, theft by deception, four counts of filing false tax returns, and related offenses." The man is homeless. Only two perpetrators from the above examples have received jail time: Madoff and his son, and the son only recently.

   I imagine the rest of these felonious financial folks are still enjoying the "fruits of their labors" and, yes, refusing to pay one more red cent in the income taxes they pay on their finances, at least those that are declared. Should I be worried that the New York Stock Exchange was just sold to an upstart company? I also imagine that the homeless man, perhaps considering himself lucky, will shortly be wearing a new bright-orange wardrobe in his new digs, unlike most of those mentioned above. Where did those needed controls go?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Read J. D. Mullane's column on what he really wanted for Christmas instead of a sweater. How did he like his sweater?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Town at the center of contentious argument

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Nondenominational Christian Mayor Richard Dow of Mount Holly has replaced the non-argumentative moment of silence before the Mount Holly Township Council meetings with his carefully selected, should-please-all prayer, as the moment of silence did. This decision automatically put Mount Holly into the center of contentious arguments and Supreme Court decisions about the mixing of religion with government.

   Whether the mayor's change remains in effect or not, Dow's attempt to please all in attendance was doomed from the first word "father," as there are those who do not pray at all, or begin their prayers with another term, possibly even "mother."


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Sunday, February 24, 2013

John Boener, "weeper" of the House: He opens his mouth and true Americans weep.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Questions have been answered

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Why so many questions about the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI? As reported by the Associated Press's Rachel Zoll in the Burlington County Times on Feb. 12: "Last June, the pope hired Fox News Channel's former Rome correspondent to help advise Vatican officials on how they should shape their message." Questions answered.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Sunday, March 10, 2013

How did we go from prescription-drug side effects that might cause dizziness or drowsiness to those that might cause cancer or death?


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Many NJ laws have names, the latest being "Moose's Law." I suggest we call the law banning texting while driving "Stupid People's Law."


Thursday, April 18, 2013

Doonesbury is on the cartoon page and Deroy Murdock is on the editorial page. Should be reversed.


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Leave it to Congress to exempt air traffic controllers from sequestration so politicians can leave Washington on time for their five-day weekend.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

If you want to instantly stop congressional war-monger talk of invading Middle Eastern countries we haven't yet invaded, re-institute the military draft.


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Looks like the tea party lady, in her rush to demonstrate against Chris Christie, grabbed by mistake a non-tea party flag to hold upside down.


Friday, June 21, 2013

The Republican Party has now become a synonym for rape. Shouldn't members be disturbed about that, instead of proud?


Monday, July 15, 2013

Guantanamo solution: Send prisoners to $34 million empty, state-of-the-art building in Afghanistan built for U.S. military. Otherwise not wanted, it will be destroyed.


Friday, August 2, 2013

Why wasn't the tea party required to register as a third party or, more properly, as an agent for a foreign power?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Positive changes needed at USPS

Wednesday, Aug 14, 2013

I thought the Postmaster General was supposed to take care of his troops. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe wants to begin shipping alcohol through the mail. He also wants government issued photo IDs (sound familiar?) shown upon delivery. The postmaster also wants to end door-to-door and Saturday delivery (get your canes and walkers out, senior citizens!). Either he's been "testing" his alcohol plan a little too much, or has been drinking too deeply from the well of tea.

   Doesn't he realize all he has to do is help repeal the disastrous law that the 2006 Congress passed, which continues to plunge the Postal Service deeper and deeper into deficit? Of course he does.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Muslim Brotherhood and Republicans, no difference. Do to Republicans what Egyptian army did to brotherhood, but via ballot, not via Republican-favored Second Amendment method.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Somalian-American al-Qaida terrorist killed in Somalia. Drone? No, by fellow terrorists for being too liberal. Similar treatment of real Republicans by tea party


Thursday, October 3, 2013

If you like the government shutdown, you'll love the only-the-national-parks-are-affected Senate candidate Lonegan.


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Legally blind senatorial candidate Lonegan lost his quest to join the Washington establishment. Philosophically deaf, dumb and blind Sen. Cruz, not knowing it, is part.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Voter apathy should have been out front

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Burlington County Times made a mistake putting the Nov. 15 Reality article "No excuse for paltry voter turnout in NJ," by Lenape High School's Ruth Demree, on Page D3. It should have appeared on the front page. It should also be rerun the week before the 2014 election.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Sunday, December 22, 2013

If the tea part potty-mouths are looking to impeach  someone for dereliction of duty, all they have to do is look in the mirror.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Gov. Chris Christie's troubles caused by tea party and its filthy-rich backers. One less "liberal" to worry about next presidential election.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

Why is there a great push for young people not to have any health insurance from those who can afford to buy the hospital?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Casting doubt on global warming

Sunday, March 2, 2014

J.D. Mullane's Feb. 3 column casting doubt on global warming was very interesting. I read it on Feb. 23, when that paper and another Burlington County Times newspaper finally peeked out, nice and dry in their plastic protection, from under the melting snow.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Russian troubles again. American-manned space program depends on Russia. Program ended? Any Americans stranded in space now?


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

S&P 500 hits all-time high, turning millionaires into billionaires, yet they still want to take money from the poor. Sad.


Good riddance, politician Eric Cantor, hater of everything and everyone, especially NJ. Watch out for that doorknob on your way out.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Delayed payments to veterans aren't new

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Much is being said about the current slowness in the distribution of benefits to veterans. Perhaps what I just came across - from a reply to an Ancestry.com member's query about Revolutionary War pensions - might put things into even more perspective.

   "In response to an inquiry I made regarding a pension for someone who served in the Revolutionary War, a lady at the DAR library ,,, stated the following: The pension law to which he would have been eligible to apply for benefits wasn't passed until 1818. And the pension law to which his wife would have been eligible to apply wasn't passed until the 1850s, probably many decades after her death. Although the minor children of the patriot were eligible to apply for unpaid benefits due to their father, all of his children would have been too old to qualify for payments."

   Even the "too old" children of Revolutionary War patriots might actually have died before the pension law applying to them was passed!


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Monday, July 21, 2014

You show me someone who believes that a corporation is a person, and I will show you a very stupid person.


Monday, August 4, 2014

Politicians of yore, masters of alliteration. Politicians today, masters of "illiteration."


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Evidently, Doctors Without Borders means Diseases Without Borders.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What will become extinct first? The African elephant or the Republican elephant?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Kids in sports

Tuesday, December 13,  2014

I read Phil Gianficaro's recent commentary on children participating in sports (Dec 11). While driving on Beverly-Rancocas Road in Willingboro by the new playing fields on a breezy day, I saw what I thought were footballs or soccer balls being blown around the field. No. They were the players running around, evidently proud of their newfound ability to walk.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Thursday, January 29, 2015

How can someone responsible for New Jersey's eight Standard & Poor's financial downgrades even consider himself capable of being president?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Public misstatements are disturbing

Thursday, February 12, 2015

NBC anchorman Brian Williams said he was shot down in Iraq, but in reality, he was in the helicopter following it that did not crash. He just got a six-month, unpaid suspension from his job. However, in her last campaign for president, Hillary Clinton said she landed at an airport in Bosnia and had to run for cover into the airport building with bullets flying all around her. Film showed her walking off the plane, calmly shaking hands with waiting dignitaries, and then strolling into the building.

   Even with the film, it did not interfere with her presidential campaign then, and evidently will not interfere with her run for president again, should she desire to run. I don't know about others, but I find such "misstatements" very disturbing coming from anyone, never mind from a potential presidential candidate who should know before she speaks that her every appearance in public is being filmed.


Protect USPS from privatization

More than 63 national organizations, including the American Postal Workers Union, have just formed an alliance dedicated to protecting the U.S. Postal Service from dismantlement and privatization by the tea party. If you would like to protect the USPS, contact your congressional representative before you find yourself wondering why Saturday deliveries, then home deliveries, have disappeared.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pothole season has arrived. Aren't ours called sinkholes in Florida?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Republican proposal is a puzzler

Friday, April 1, 2015

The Republican House introduced its 2016 budget. Besides the usual bid to get rid of Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and other successful programs, they are proposing hiring one new federal employee for every three who leave government service, If you rightfully complain now about the time you have to wait for needed service, imagine what you will be going through should this proposal end up law.

   Since House members are federal government employees, would this mean that a new representative would be elected only after two of their colleagues retire first? What country are these people working for anyway?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Sunday, April 19, 2015

If voters need an ID to vote, give them one. Don't say they need one, then prevent them from getting it.


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Could Supreme Court eliminate health insurance for millions? Why not? They eliminated right to vote for millions.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Flap over NAACP executive is silly, unnecessary

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

What's the big flap over the Spokane, Washington, lady who was the NAACP chapter president? She identified as black, although she was white, but related to many blacks by adoption. This is the United States of American. If you want to identify with a particular crowd, feel free to do so. I understand she was a good leader; now not.

   I think the history of the NAACP has slipped from the memory of many Americans. The founders were mostly white Christians and Jews, and all strongly supported the principles giving freedom to all. The first black president was not elected until 1975. One of the co-founders was John Haynes Holmes (1879-1964) of Philadelphia. He is my maternal grandfather's sixth cousin. Let's get that Spokane woman back. It's what she does, not what she looks like.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Friday, July 10, 2015

Sentence structure is still very important. Example: Donald Duck (Disney) and Donald, duck! (Republicans).


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

No money wasted on infants' dental health

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I read an opinion article in the July 30 BCT criticizing the Affordable Care Act's mandate that includes coverage for toothless babies under dental care, and that needless money will be spent on these toothless babies. Perhaps these critics might do a little research about babies and the teething process. A baby's first tooth can start to come in as early as 4 months, and the process is well under way as a baby turns 1.

   Critics might also uncover the fact that well into the 1900s, a not uncommon cause of infant death as stated on their death certificates was "teething." Now, about that money needlessly spent?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less, first name and hometown only

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Willingboro banks closing left and right. Supermarket pulled out with no notice or going-out-of-business sale. Centerton Bridge shut down. Bridgegate 2?


Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015

Real face of Pope Francis exposed by meeting with Davis. Go home. Stay home.


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Could it be that those politicians who want to eliminate the IRS haven't paid their taxes?


Friday, November 27, 2015

What is the objective of a statute of limitations for crimes besides letting the criminal get off scot-free?


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Don't hear much about the "Keep Clinton From becoming President" Benghazi Committee, now that Trump has been campaigning for her.


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less

   CHANGE!Full name is now needed for Vent submissions


Friday, May 13, 2016

Channel surfing last night; came across Gun TV channel. Guess it was bound to happen


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Will rereading letter make it true?

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


I read Andrew Roscoe's different thoughts about how the United States of America has been taken over by Democratic socialists, and that we are not free anymore (Letter to the editor, "Philadelphia is again under assault," Burlington County Times, July 6). According to the quote Roscoe used, attributed to Vladimir Lenin, "Lies repeatedly spoken are presumed to be truth." If I keep rereading Roscoe's letter over and over, will the letter eventually be presumed to be the truth?


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, THE VENT - 25 words or less

Thursday, December 1, 2016

What will come first, Trump's resignation due to job boredom or divorce, her usefulness over?


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bet any winning contractor for the Mexican border wall - which indeed the U.S. (you and me) will pay for - will be a Trump company.


​Sunday, July 2, 2017

"Trumpcare," also known as "Chumpcare."


BURLINGTON COUNTY (NJ) TIMES, LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Thankful for tax exemption benefit for veterans


Friday, Feb 9, 2018

Kudos for your front-page article "Lawmakers seek to publicize veteran tax exemption" (Jan 30). I was aware that there would eventually be a vet exemption of $3,000. I thought it could be this year, but I didn't know for sure. I definitely knew absolutely nothing about having to file a form with New Jersey first. I followed the instructions given in your article, filled out the very simple form, remarkably found my DD-214 in the first box I opened, and now I shall send all to the state. [UPDATE: Rapidly received the official notification from the state that my application was approved!]