After all the abuse President Obama has taken from Americans like you (more than any other president in American history), he deserves to be arrogant - as you call it.
I call it being "presidential."
Pamela J. Boyer
I read with disgust the story about the battle between council and the mayor regarding new regulations for building demolitions.
It seems that everyone has their own agenda and each wants the regulations tailored to suit their own needs. What's wrong with you people? Isn't the goal here to ensure safety for all the citizens of Philadelphia? Why are you all so petty?
Let's get these regulations passed! Safety is not negotiable; it benefits everyone. So, for once, behave like leaders and not politicians. I won't vote for any of you no matter what you do, but some people may judge you on your accomplishments and vote for you despite your self-interest in all things political. Do it for them.
Cheers for us . . .
To Reuben Harley: People can always express their feelings when it's about something negative. Well, I want to express mine for something positive. You are doing a fantastic job!
I enjoy looking at "Street Gazing" to see what photos are in your article each day. You are not "prejudiced" when it comes to people, for you take pictures of everyone, and, from the results, I see love and enjoyment.
Thank you so much for the photos of "Our Seniors." My grandmother is no longer here, but her memories live on. By the way, your grandmother is beautiful. Enjoy each other!
La Conia Fleming
A high school sports official over many years, I have consistently read and personally experienced on-field coverage by your recently retired reporter Ted Silary. In all cases, Ted showed diligence, thoroughness and dedicated professionalism, while providing his own innovative style of securing enlightening quotes from a myriad of contestants, both coaches and players alike.
Ted's ongoing work made him a well-respected, one-of-a-kind sportswriting icon in the Greater Philadelphia area; his frequent bylines and valued accounts will be surely missed by longtime readers of your fine sports pages.
William B. Hall
Carpenter Cup High School
. . . and a razz, too
Pat Panichelli, of Philadelphia, wrote that the politicians on Capitol Hill and in Congress should pay for their health care. The only problem with such a statement is that they already do pay for their health care. They pay the same amount as any other federal employee for whichever provider and coverage they pick. At least in this regard Congress acts in an egalitarian manner. The myth that they get free health care is just that - a myth, perpetrated by bad information and lazy research.
It is, in fact, extremely disappointing that the Daily News would contribute to the continuation of such inaccurate information by publishing a letter such as the one in question, which is based on a totally false premise. There should at least have been an editor's note clarifying the fact that Congress does pay for its health-care coverage.
In these times when there is so much bad information passed around as fact, the media should do its part to make sure that the actual facts are known.
William D. McMullen
Plymouth Meeting, Pa.