The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


October 4, 2012

Readers' Forum 10-4 | Tomahawks offer quality, spirited hockey

— This is a special bad news-good news letter for my fellow Johnstown Chiefs fans.

The bad news – we lost our Chiefs.

The good news – we have the Tomahawks.

I attended both games this past weekend. I was impressed with the quality of play, the aggressive style of play, the speed of the game and the never-give-up attitude of these young men. They truly represent the fighting spirit of this community.

They are everything a die-hard Chiefs fan could hope for. I’m a season ticket holder and I’m glad I decided to buy the tickets. I wasn’t disappointed.

If you were unable to attend a game this past weekend, try to attend one as soon as possible.

You won’t be disappointed.

In the words of a prominent local automotive dealership – Don’t miss this one.

Jim Edwards Sr.

Former president, Johnstown Chiefs

Place the blame where it belongs

During the past four years, America has gone downhill. The federal government is out of control.

What is wrong and who is to blame?

Here is the situation as I see it.

The national debt has gone from $10 trillion to $16 trillion. Blame President Obama.

Unemployment stays around 8 percent. Blame Obama.

The Keystone pipeline was stopped. It would have provided jobs. Blame Obama.

About $713 billion was taken from Medicare to pay for Obamacare. Blame Obama.

About $700 billion will be cut from Medicare payments to hospitals and drug companies. They will make up for this by refusing Medicare patients. Blame Obama.

Four American citizens were killed by Muslim terrorists in Libya and there was no ultimatum or threat from our government. Our president kowtows to Muslims. Blame Obama.

Our government supports abortion and same-sex unions. Blame Obama.

The administration is filled with czars who were appointed by the president without Senate approval. Blame Obama.

The Environmental Protection Agency wants to destroy the coal industry and close coal-fired generation plants. This would lead to high electric costs and the loss of thousands of jobs. Blame Obama.

There are plans for a secret missile deal with Russia. Blame Obama.

Obamacare includes a new tax, but the president lied and said it was not a tax. The Supreme Court said it was. Blame Obama.

Two anti-gun, anti-Second Amendment justices were appointed to the Supreme Court. Blame Obama.

Four years ago, Americans made one big mistake. Don’t be fooled again. Throw Obama out.

Bill Gallus

Richland Township

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