Today’s quote … “if we fired every Republican we would STILL have too many legislators in Pennsylvania.” – Comment following this NewsLanc column: “Vote to eliminate the largest and best paid state legislature?”
Second quote of the day … “Never pick a fight with people who buy ink by the barrel.” – Mark Twain
Third quote of the day … “I believe that clear thinking and clear statement, accuracy and fairness are fundamental to good journalism.” – One of the statements from Walter Williams’ “The Journalist’s Creed.”
- “Fanciful reporting” – This writer thinks that media puffery on this “not-for-profit’s” self-aggrandizement is not the best practice. – NewsLanc
- “Who will tell the people?” That’s the question Bill Liesling asks in this NewsLanc column: “KEISLING: Inquirer owner gives $10,000 to state House Speaker; Inquirer gets $583,705 in state ads.”
- “In an instant, the “news” swept the nation.” It was the wrong news? Damaging, perhaps. – Slate.com
- Sure target this teacher! He was one of 13 arrested in a “crime catch” – many don’t think it should be a crime. Be sure to read the comments following the Lancaster Online article.
- PennLive shows all the photos – all the same size – but singles out the teacher.
- FOX43-TV shows all the photos – all the same size – but identifies only the social studies teacher’s occupation.
- What’s interesting here and unfair: While the above report shows his photo – it doesn’t show the photos of the others. The Lancaster City Police CrimeWatch page does.
This is funny! From the The Realest People of Lancaster facebook page. “I accidentally left 2 tickets to this weekends Luke Bryan concert in Hershey on my front seat last night. This morning I come out to this, and there’s 4 more … tickets laying there.”
- Naysayers and negative Nellies abound on a string at the “What’s Happening in Columbia, PA and Area” facebook page. “We need this new place open soon we all need a good place to eat,” says one commenter. The string is about the facelift on the former Salsa’s on Route 462 on the east side of town. It’s curious how the giddiness erupted when Salsa’s started and quickly soured. Similar patterns for other eateries and businesses in recent times. Sharon Prudhomme reminds folks: “Just a tiny FYI, Prudhomme’s has been in Columbia 19 years.” Cheers for Prudhomme’s, Hinkle’s and others who’ve been consistent performers.