Belleville’s City Council members seemed oblivious that a full, $60 housing inspection was being conducted on newlyweds. Tenants of the Rob Nora Apartments were oblivious city inspectors found hazards 8 months ago. City’s priorities need inspection.
Belleville Township’s demise in 10 months is being overly examined and studied. The excess layer of government is going away because it doesn’t have a significant function, so why make the transition to the city so complicated?
I just want to congratulate the editor at your paper for printing the article by Timothy Egan of the New York Times in the July 20 edition entitled “Obama’s Personal Touch is Evident.” I am sure many of your readers were upset by this article, but I thought it was wonderful and long overdue.
Police actions in Ferguson, Mo.; New York City, Baltimore, Baton Rouge and Minnesota have been in the news, and a few police officers have been seen using excessive force and shooting people. I believe a small number of police officers use excessive force, and these officers should be held accountable for their actions.
The 2016 autopsy of the Republican loss to Hillary hasn’t even begun and the GOP is already shooting themselves in the foot. The headline for a July 15, BND article was, “GOP encourages Bible courses in public schools.” The 1st Amendment clearly states, “Congress shall make no law establishment of religion.” Unless the course encompasses all religions, this is nothing more than establishing Christianity. These people are just nuts.
I am pleased that Wally Spiers is writing a column for the BND again. His column reminds me of the old “Seinfeld” TV show ... a column about “nothing.” It is a pleasure to read something besides all the turmoil in the world. Wally makes me smile. Kudos to him!
Anti-Christian bigotry gets a lot of press in the Christian publications, but lets take a brief look at Christian bigotry against other Christians. It is far more deeply rooted and the result is you have over 32,000 ways to practice your brand of Christianity, this division has played havoc on the mission we are all about.
We narrow-minded men must take our minds and heads out of the sand. Look around at the conditions of the world, then come to the conclusion that our selfish, dominating, bigoted actions have been disastrously destructive.
We ask our police to serve and protect, but we made laws that don’t help. These silly laws to carry concealed weapons are crazy. We have our lawmakers to blame for most of these shootings. Who came up with the idea that if everyone is carrying a weapon that we would be safer?
Mr. Obama and his DOJ have decided to give Lois Lerner (former IRS) and now Hillary a legal pass on their multiple felony violations of Federal law. Essentially, DOJ’s application of prosecutorial discretion. A new legal precedent is now established and as the old military saying applies: “Rank has its privileges” (RHIP). Established laws are for the non-RHIP classes, the average citizen.
The perfect example of delusion and insanity was recently displayed at a looney toon creation museum in Williamstown, Ky., where fundamentalist wacko Ken Ham wasted $100 million on a replica of Noah’s Ark.
David Brown, the Dallas police chief, recently talked about hiring protestors to work as police officers instead and it triggered me to start thinking about what it takes to become a police officer in general. In 2004, we have “17,876 police departments” according to the US Justice Department. This does not include federal law enforcement agencies.
Apparently Democratic National Committee chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, took the same executive level IT course that Hillary Clinton did. The dynamic duo must have been napping when the instructor covered non-secure e-mail servers being a threat for hacking.