June 19, 2013

Speakout: June 19, 2013


Who says a woman is required to marry a man to have a child? Why should a woman have to marry at all? Is there some secret rule that in able for a woman to be successful and raise a child, she must have a man?


Does Plattsburgh really need all of the law-enforcement people that we seem to have? Between the state troopers, the City Police, County Sheriff’s Department, Park Police and Border Patrol, we are lucky there is room for anyone else on the streets.


I wanted to take a minute to say what a pleasure I had the other day at Plattsburgh’s airport. I was traveling with my elderly handicapped mother and was assisted so quickly by Officer Hoskins. She was teaching another girl; both were so kind and friendly. Thanks to you both.


If your kid has no respect for his grandma or grandpa, maybe it’s because you don’t and you influenced them. If you love your grandparent, that’s because your parents did a good job at respecting them and showing you to love them.


While doing business at a local store/gas station, I witnessed the owner firing an employee right there in the store. I was taken aback by their lack of professionalism, and you could tell the employee was very embarrassed. Please, employers, do this in private for everyone’s sake.


Recently, my girlfriend and I were at a salon and witnessed 12 people going in to the tanning beds in a matter of an hour and a half. Not one time did that bed get sanitized.


Coaches should have a passion for coaching an entire team of kids. All of the kids on the team learn and work together to make the team whole.  Shame on the coaches that show favoritism.

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