Tuesday’s news items [national shame; fake news & more ] – 6/19/2018

Stop the madness | “Laura Bush and Melania Trump break through the madness on immigration policy”The Boston Globe

‘Government-Sanctioned Torture’: Experts who work with migrant children say that separating families at the border hasn’t proved to be the deterrent the Trump administration promised. Instead, it’s inflicting trauma on the children.” – The Atlantic

Smucker tweet: “Reading reports of what’s happening at our border and evaluating current policy, you can’t help but have an emotional response. Like all of us, and as a father, I believe families should remain together whenever possible.” BUT (AND HERE’S THE PARTY LINE) “our immigration system is broken, and currently allows for families to be separated. Congress should address this issue, and the first step is having all the facts.”

spanking hands

Unlike parents | “3 in 4 pediatricians now oppose spanking”The Conversation

Yeah, but he’s our liar! | “Trump’s Remarkable Admission About Dishonesty”The Atlantic

Shades of Dan Flood | Old acquaintances in Wilkes-Barre, told us once, “We know he’s a crook, but he’s our crook!”

lnp briefs 06 council meetingSOURCE: LNP – Always Lancaster, today

Printing Of The Los Angeles Times As Government Shutdown EndsBundles of Los Angeles Times newspapers wait to be distributed at the Olympic Press facility in Los Angeles, California, U.S, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.

“New L.A. Times Owner Tells Readers: ‘Fake News Is the Cancer of Our Times'” Fortune Magazine

Grocery competition | “Wegmans Food Markets will open its Lancaster-area store at 7 a.m. on Sept. 23.”WITF

June 24 kicks off Mosquito Control Awareness Week and with the July 4th holiday coming up soon after, Mosquito Joe has some some advice on the do’s and don’ts of preventing mosquito bites while spending the day outdoors.

“Columbia-area mosquito prevention company, Mosquito Joe and the technicians can explain a handful of helpful tips to protect your readers like the need to drill holes in the bottom of garbage cans to prevent rainwater from accumulating, ridding outdoor toys, grills and furniture of standing water, and recommend effective suntan lotions with insect repellent.

“Mosquito Joe is also partnering with a local blood bank throughout the week to raise awareness and funds. Interested in learning more? Give a call, 717.431.9126. ” – news release

ashamedLetter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster

Pseudo-columnist and regular letter writer condemns Worley & Obetz former employees because they want the federal law (the W.A.R.N. Act)  to be followed.

6-19 Library

One comment

  1. Just re-read the Municipal Briefs article and noticed that “a round of applause from the nearly 100 people in attendance.”

    We counted the people in the room that night and wrote “between 40 and 50 people crammed into the available space at the borough hall at 308 Locust Street.”

    Pretty certain that including the folks seated around the “U-shaped arrangement of tables” and the junior counselors present, the total number of people in the room was less than 70.

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