The column that says there is no reason not to eat at IHOP on a Monday night if you’re a senior couple because one of you eats free, that is the cheapest of the two entrees is free, whether it be the strawberry crepes or the roast turkey platter with mashed potatoes, stuffing and broccoli, or the many ice cream sundaes, and it happens Mondays and Thursdays, but manager Ken is off on Thursdays, so the humor may be lacking.
By Jack Hummel
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The Sunoco station in Hopewell now closes at 10:30 p.m. nightly instead of remaining open 24/7. If our Chesapeake Bay Retriever’s behind-the-window noise is ever taken seriously, it may close earlier.
The Pearl Street Sandwich Construction Company that has Sunoco gas may stay open all night, but we don’t know since Erik Cagle got hit over the head and a clerk handed him a butcher knife.
If it’s summer and it’s kids, it’s all about water and ice cream if you want to get and keep their attention. Maybe that’s what is needed in the classroom starting in May.
Can you teach math using NBA players? Can you teach math using MLB pitching and hitting statistics?
How about Tom Brady’s passing statistics? Can a film of an NFL game be used as a math test with questions revolving around the plays?
We won’t go so far as to use drug deals, which is why we have no idea what a kilo is, but more young kids know than should, and trying going into a pizza joint and announce you want to buy an 8-ball, then add up the workers who smile or break into a laugh.,
Everybody knows what an 8-ball is. Regardless, the youngsters just know.
And, grandmom, we weren’t talking pool.
This might be the poorest English writing county north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Everybody should go to class, and English teachers should give back their pensions.
Ric Kuhns tells the freeholders Tuesday night at 164 Broad Street, Bridgeton, why he believes trap, neuter, vaccinate and release feral cats (TNVR) is better than trapping them and euthanizing them.
Ric wants them released back into colonies where they can live out their lives, but not reproduce. Opponents say the estimated 25,000 to 30,000 feral cats in Cumberland County are decimating the bird population, although the cats would be fed daily in authorized colonies.
The problem is, the cat population is growing so fast, normal spay/neutering can’t possibly keep up, and this time of year, the CCSPCA is inundated with litters of kittens.
They are getting many more than before adopted by connecting with areas that don’t have enough kittens for adoption, while begging locally for more adopters to come forward.
Ric will have a big crowd with him Monday night as he tries to get the vocal support of the county in dealing with this real problem.
No matter how it gets done, the solution will take money. It is already costly to go through the process of all solutions in place, including euthanasia.
The one thing you want to remember is that the SPCA operates on a budget, and if you have never looked at that budget or discussed it with someone who helps formulate it, then don’t start barking orders.
Would you believe $330,000 a few years ago?
“Love is the greatest gift, Jack Hummel!”
— Reva Christian
Love is the solution for all problems, but as long as there are people on top and people not on top, there will always be hate and it will lead to war, and, now, we have nations where the people kill each other without even going outside their borders.
And we can fix that?
Can everyone in America be wealthy? Can we do better than 1 in 5 in Cumberland County living below the poverty level, and shunned by those in rich communities to the point of throw us a bone — a fish if you will — and if we can’t keep up and pull ourselves up by the bootstraps, too bad.
It’s not their fault.
Ask longtime politician Jim Quinn if he thinks Cumberland County is made to be kept poor in the ask. Go ahead, ask him, a freeholder and mayor for 12 years and now a freeholder again because the Democrats take care of their stalwarts?
Ask Jim Quinn how the county can possibly get out of the economic hole. Ask him how RAD fell apart in Millville when it was supposed to lift up the ghetto sections,
Ask him what happened to AHOME in his city.
Ask Shaun Connors why she cries herself to sleep every night running the SHINE program for center city children out of First United Methodist Church.
WALLY (LEFT) AND THE ELF (RIGHT) DOING BIG THINKS FOR PEOPLE.
Where is Melissa Helmbrecht Kappeler, the elf bringing money into the county in a Brinks truck with 17 different programs that won’t raise Alex from Buena’s taxes 1 cent?
She’s in Florida with 30 school kids as Carl Hemple Sr.and us are dying on the vine on 92.1 FM trying to promote the Pascale Sykes Foundation and billionaire Bob Carr’s Give Back program from Princeton.
Melissa is in charge of both out of the third floor of the Ashely Mccormick building called Hope Loft. She is the reason children have a voice in Family Court when their future depends on a judge’s decision, and somebody just a little more giving than you speaking for them.
Advocates for kids who study their cases, even though there are 1,300 kids and under 200 advocates, and you don’t want to know how many foster children DON’T MAKE IT!
Don’t even come close to making it.
And you don’t want to know how fathers have screwed up this country almost to a point of no return with the fallout that is the future, and all we’re doing is eliminating the middle class, and the rich want to distance themselves from what’s left.
We’re what’s left. One in 5 living below the poverty level, 400 kids who don’t know where they’re sleeping tonight, hungry kids because school is out and assholes who have moved saying how bad it is here and how great it is where they’re at.
And they had everything to do with one and nothing to do with the other.
Hope God is a woman!
YOU CAN BOOK IT: Melissa Helmbrecht Kappeler is not government, so we have a chance.