Lately I’ve been reminded of an old campfire skit. The leader is speaking calmly to the gathered campers when someone races in with arms flailing, shouting: “Help! Help! It’s all around me!” The host reacts with genuine concern: “What’s all around you?!” The intruder smiles, shrugs and replies nonchalantly: “The air.”
I am writing to express my outrage that one of the few nature areas we have left is being paved over. The woods and wetlands comprising much of the D’Annunzio property in the Dismal Swamp are being bulldozed for more overdevelopment.
The recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life is generating much discussion over its provocative finding that an increasing number of Americans (nearly one in five) believe that President Obama is a Muslim. The survey was completed before Obama’s recent comments endorsing the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero.
Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his now-historic “I Have a Dream” speech which envisioned a world in which blacks and white would work together in harmony for the cause of freedom.
Before I deconstruct Mr. Failace’s August 13, 2010 response to my editorial, I must say it is an honor to have the ex-mayor of Carteret so fervidly object to my points discussed. In his long-winded editorial, Mr. Failace took the hapless reader for a trip down his distorted perception of the world.
There are many areas of life in this country where it appears that we live in two worlds. And that’s no different when we consider paid sick days. In the first world, if you’re sick, you stay home from work, take care of yourself, and have the time to get better.
I read with disgust ex Mayor Jim Failace’s letter to the editor in the Home News Tribune. Failace was soundly defeated by Reiman eight years ago this year. Failace now attempts to take credit for everything good in Carteret while blaming others for everything bad.
I serve as the Zoning Officer and Construction Official for the Borough of Carteret and have worked in the Borough for 40 years and for the borough of Carteret for 20 years under three different administrations. While I have had a good relationship with all the Mayors I’ve worked for none has been a stronger working relationship than with Mayor Dan Reiman.
The Obama administration is developing a comprehensive, cutting-edge strategy for preserving America’s natural heritage, and the time is now for citizens to join this conversation about conservation!
In the mid-1980s, someone at the Coca-Cola Company had the bright idea of changing the formula of the nation’s most popular soft drink. In one of the biggest public relations debacles of all time, the company’s effort to convince Americans to switch to New Coke fell flat on its face.