Gun control: "In regards to gun control, I recall 50 or so years ago something called the 'Kent State shootings,' and there was no talk about gun control then, when it was the government shooting innocent students."
Talking about gun control: "Just read David DeWitt's commentary in the paper regarding talking about gun regulation. I want to stand up and applaud him! Excellent, excellent commentary, good conclusion."
Mess vs. NEWS: "The Athens Messenger has their nose so far up the *** of the Athens County sheriff, they do not qualify as journalists. Kelly is being able to spoon-feed his nonsense to them while refusing to return calls from The Athens NEWS."
Arrest of OU employee: "It is a new age. You can't make comments about violence at work or school. Those comments can't be tolerated. If those comments were not dealt with strictly, and then something happened, we'd all be on here blaming the workplace/school for not taking action quicker."
Jimmy Stewart's new career: "Sellout!!! This is the man that voted FOR SB 5, when 70 percent of his district voted against it. Then, rather than face reelection, he quit. NEVER FORGET!"
Hippies and fracking: "Still laughing about last Thursday's remarks bemoaning anti-fracking 'hippies' and blaming OU for 'keeping this area poor for over 50 years.' There are no more hippies, bub; they're called 'environmentalists' now. OU has been here for 200 years, fella, and without it Athens would look much like McArthur."
Gun control: "Don't worry, the NRA will protect our assault rifles. These occasional massacres will continue until people are properly armed."
Guns again: "I believe everyone is entitled to own a gun to put food on their table and to protect their family/property. But I see absolutely no reason for a private individual to own a semi-automatic weapon of any kind. Just my opinion."
The NRA: "Don't worry, the NRA will protect our assault rifles. These occasional massacres will continue until people are properly armed."
Guns and the sheriff: "I found it rather absurd that our sheriff's first reaction to the latest school shootings was that he needed more security at his office. Doesn't anyone up there know how to protect him if he can't protect himself? Sure makes me feel secure if we should need him for anything."
Athens Works co-working center: "Congrats to Ben and Sid. This is awesome! A dream that has turned into a reality. What a great idea… It is one of those things that makes Athens, Ohio an Intelligent Community."
Tom Walker's Reader's Forum: "Thanks Tom! You offer a lot of sound common sense, actual facts, and perhaps most importantly some very practical steps for people affected by or concerned about mental illness in this country. We need to get over the stigma that prevents people from getting the help they need. There are resources, and treatment works for the vast majority. What are we waiting for?"
The NRA: "Somebody – preferably its own members – needs to stop the most radical lobbying group in America, the National Rifle Association. This group's incredible tunnel vision was on full display when it proposed restricting the First Amendment (regulating violent video games, TV and films) in order to protect the Second Amendment from any reasonable regulation. If you're a member of the NRA, please grow some testicles and force changes within your own group."