Bill Strickland

billstrickland 2 years, 3 months ago on Economic Development pioneer Clifton dies at 84

What a nice guy. I never heard anything but good comments about him, and I feel lucky to have met him back in the early 1980s. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.


billstrickland 2 years, 4 months ago on Joe Bishop honored with service award

Joe has always been a public-spirited family man and he is in my opinion unsurpassed in his continuing demonstration of community service.


billstrickland 2 years, 4 months ago on Newtown school gunman fired 154 rounds in less than 5 minutes

Well somebody doesn't know squat about something, anyway. Unless you're reading a different story, the last sentence said the search turned up a shotgun and two magazines containing 70 rounds of ammunition. It doesn't say anything about the magazines being for the shotgun. But go ahead and read whatever you want into it. At least you have an agenda.


billstrickland 2 years, 10 months ago on Herald to partner with Gannett on printing newspaper

This is off-topic, but I admit it always amuses me to see someone complain in writing about misspelled words when they misspell "misspelled."


billstrickland 3 years, 1 month ago on Supreme Court upholds health care reform act (Added: What it means; poll)

How companies may interpret this will vary from place to place and depend somewhat on company size. However, company contributions to employee health insurance are part of company benefits paid in lieu of salary/wages; they're not a gift from the company to the employee.

While it is certain that in many ways tax revenues go to support people who should be supporting themselves, the rationale for the ACA is basically to make as many Americans as physically healthy as possible. Health and education of the American people do not constitute a step toward Socialism; they constitute a key part of national security interests.


billstrickland 3 years, 1 month ago on Hundreds line up for rental assistance program

Every time a company gets a break on taxes or utilities, that's corporate welfare. Every time a very wealthy person gets a break on taxes because he can afford to shelter income in some way, that's rich-guy welfare. I assume that the loudmouths in Albany (and, frankly, from lots of places in Florida or near Macon or in other places across the country) are only angry about the help given to the needy. How dare they be poor, right? The mean, nasty, vicious people around here are overly proud of their small opinions and can often be found commenting on almost every single story, whether or not their comments have anything whatsoever to do with that story.


billstrickland 3 years, 2 months ago on Squawk of the Day - May 26, 2012

Suggestion: Stay on-topic or keep your made-up history and false witness-bearing to yourself.


billstrickland 3 years, 2 months ago on These are the ‘good ole days’ ... mostly

Insightful, as usual. But Carly Simon was saying don't waste time worrying about tomorrow; she didn't have much to say about the past. Of course, that was in about 1971, so maybe THOSE were the good ol' days, after all! ("Anticipation ... is keeping me waiting.")