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April 29, 2011
I find it interesting how people in Ruxton have got their knickers in a twist over being typecast a certain way. Well, now they have a taste of what people who live in Dundalk have been feeling for years. How quickly those who think they are better than others are reminded that all people should be treated with respect. Welcome to the real world, and quit whining. Rick Sheppard, Abingdon
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NEWS
October 22, 2013
"Accursed be the poor in spirit: for they are whiners and takers. Accursed be the meek: for they will never be heard on Fox News. Accursed be those who hunger and thirst: for they should get a job. Accursed be the peacemakers: for they endanger war-making profits. " Upon hearing this from the "Christian right," Jesus wept. Larry Yeatman, Towson
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NEWS
June 10, 2010
What is happening to NFL players? I agree with Ravens Coach John Harbaugh, it is embarrassing. They get paid millions of dollars and they complain about a little extra practice. My suggestion is to send the six over to Afghanistan, place a hundred pounds of equipment on their backs that they have to carry around all day in hundred degree heat while dodging bullets. Now that's a workout. What a bunch of cream puffs! Shame on them. Elva Salemi
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | June 23, 2012
I'll tell you what annoys me: the supermarket that sells fresh salmon by the piece instead of by the pound. I uncovered this deception recently. The sign in the seafood case at my favorite supermarket said, "Salmon $4.49," and, of course, I assumed that was by the pound, because salmon has been sold that way ever since the Yupiks brought the first chinook to Fairbanks for sale to the Lower 48. But turns out, the salmon was being sold by the 6-ounce piece. That means three pieces of salmon, or 18 ounces, cost $13.47.
NEWS
October 21, 2011
Letter writer William Smith, who calls opponents of the proposed gas tax increase "whiners," had better take a look at how our taxes never seem to be used for the purposes they are assessed ("Gas tax brings out whiners," Oct. 19). If he thought about it, he might change his mind. Government waste is a bigger issue. I agree that our roads are in terrible condition. But how come jurisdictions such as Baltimore County spend money on "traffic calming" projects - islands and speed humps in the middle of two-lane residential streets - instead of repairing or paving those streets?
NEWS
By Amy Dacyczyn | February 18, 1993
FOR the last decade or so, we've heard a common complaint: "Families just can't survive on one income anymore."Actually, it's more of a whine.When I've pressed the whiners about lifestyle changes they might make to enable them to live on one income, they have been shocked.Measures such as eating less meat, saying no to teen-agers who want expensive sneakers and using cloth diapers instead of disposables have been seen as too extreme to consider.When I was discussing my frugal lifestyle on the "Donahue" show recently and suggested using a grater to scrape the burned bottom off a cookie, the audience let loose a collective "eeeew!"
NEWS
By David Holahan | November 7, 1991
THERE ARE innumerable theories about what ails this great nation. We are soft, unproductive, under-educated, television-addicted, nonvoting, racist sexual harassers.I beg to differ. While we may be afflicted to some degree by all of the above, our greatest handicap of late is that we have become a nation of whiners. Our first reaction to any sort of difficulty is to emit a sound like a chain saw cutting barbed wire. Then we scurry about desperately seeking scapegoats. We are no longer interested in finding solutions but in assessing blame.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | August 2, 1993
I was thinking of sending some money to the Red Cross for the victims of the Midwest flooding.No. Bad idea. They'll just waste it.Waste it?Yeah, they'll spend it on stuff like food, clothing and shelter. There are much needier people you could send your money to.I guess you're right. Like the people in Bosnia.Naw.Somalia?Nope.OK, I give up. Who needs my money the most?Garth Brooks.Garth Brooks?Yeah, you know, the country-Western singer.Which one is he?The one who always wears a cowboy hat.That doesn't narrow it down.
NEWS
October 22, 2013
"Accursed be the poor in spirit: for they are whiners and takers. Accursed be the meek: for they will never be heard on Fox News. Accursed be those who hunger and thirst: for they should get a job. Accursed be the peacemakers: for they endanger war-making profits. " Upon hearing this from the "Christian right," Jesus wept. Larry Yeatman, Towson
NEWS
October 20, 2011
In William Smith's Readers Respond comments ("Gas tax brings out whiners," Oct. 19), he opines that the conservatives are "whiners" and "overgrown babies" by objecting to just about everything, especially an increase in the gas tax. Surely Mr. Smith remembers his American history class that discussed the many events leading up to the Revolutionary War, one of which included the citizens of Boston objecting to the unreasonable Tea Tax imposed by...
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | February 10, 2012
You can stop whining. Or start. Either way, the 2012 Whiner of the Year Award has been claimed by Brooklyn-based Jason Diamond. Diamond has a piece on the New York Times Opinionator page about how annoying it is when he is recognized by the former customers who don't or won't acknowledge that he is no longer a barista and has even had his writing published in the "Paris Review. " Diamond getting a lot of response from readers, most of it negative, but a few have stepped in to admonish the former customers for undermining Diamond's self-esteem.
NEWS
October 21, 2011
Letter writer William Smith, who calls opponents of the proposed gas tax increase "whiners," had better take a look at how our taxes never seem to be used for the purposes they are assessed ("Gas tax brings out whiners," Oct. 19). If he thought about it, he might change his mind. Government waste is a bigger issue. I agree that our roads are in terrible condition. But how come jurisdictions such as Baltimore County spend money on "traffic calming" projects - islands and speed humps in the middle of two-lane residential streets - instead of repairing or paving those streets?
NEWS
October 20, 2011
In William Smith's Readers Respond comments ("Gas tax brings out whiners," Oct. 19), he opines that the conservatives are "whiners" and "overgrown babies" by objecting to just about everything, especially an increase in the gas tax. Surely Mr. Smith remembers his American history class that discussed the many events leading up to the Revolutionary War, one of which included the citizens of Boston objecting to the unreasonable Tea Tax imposed by...
NEWS
October 19, 2011
Conservatives sure like to whine about everything all the time like a bunch of overgrown babies, but I really had to laugh at the recent letter from Al Eisner ("Maryland's proposed gas tax increase is a travesty," Oct. 17). I mean, c'mon, a measly 15-cent gas tax? Last time I checked at the pump, gas has fallen about 50 cents in the past few months. Adjusting for inflation, the price of gas is now cheaper than it was when I started driving 30 years ago. And look at the lousy condition of the roads.
NEWS
April 29, 2011
I find it interesting how people in Ruxton have got their knickers in a twist over being typecast a certain way. Well, now they have a taste of what people who live in Dundalk have been feeling for years. How quickly those who think they are better than others are reminded that all people should be treated with respect. Welcome to the real world, and quit whining. Rick Sheppard, Abingdon
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | July 14, 2010
Let the whining begin. Oh, wait, it already has. I speak here, of course, about the Ravens' new autograph policy that will be in effect when training camp opens at McDaniel College this month. As you might have heard, Ravens players will sign only for kids ages 6 through 15 from now on. And they'll sign only after morning practices. Why are the Ravens doing this? For one simple reason: to be mean. Yep, apparently there was a big meeting of the Ravens brass: Dick Cass and Ozzie Newsome and John Harbaugh.
FEATURES
By Elise T. Chisolm | December 17, 1991
I RECENTLY saw Martha Martyr in Cleveland. You may know her. Everyone knows someone like her.Because Martha is a relative, we listen to her and try to love her.I've known her for 60 years, and for 60 years family members have called her ''poor-dear-Martha'' behind her back -- it's been kind of a handle.Even her mother called her that. Her mother, for reasons only known to mothers, felt sorry for Martha. Martha wasn't as pretty as her sisters, and she was a little overweight. But she was a fine pianist, married a good man and had nice children.
NEWS
By Paul R. McHugh, M.D. and Paul R. McHugh, M.D.,Special to The Sun | September 10, 1995
"Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ," by Daniel Goleman. New York: Bantam Books. 336 pages. $23.95Daniel Goleman, a New York Times journalist with a Ph.D., has produced a book on psychology for the public that will chill any veteran scholar of psychotherapy and any neuroscientist who worries about how his research may come to be applied.Each chapter begins with a little story. "Exactly why David Pologruto, a high-school physics teacher, was stabbed with a kitchen knife by one of his star pupils is still debatable" starts Chapter 3. "As so often happens to five-year-olds with younger siblings, Len has lost all patience with Jay, his two-and-a-half-year-old brother, who is making a mess of the Lego blocks," launches Chapter 8. Each of these stories leads into a broad brush description of some contemporary psychological/neurobiological research that the author thinks illuminates the emotional and brain states of the subjects.
NEWS
June 10, 2010
What is happening to NFL players? I agree with Ravens Coach John Harbaugh, it is embarrassing. They get paid millions of dollars and they complain about a little extra practice. My suggestion is to send the six over to Afghanistan, place a hundred pounds of equipment on their backs that they have to carry around all day in hundred degree heat while dodging bullets. Now that's a workout. What a bunch of cream puffs! Shame on them. Elva Salemi
NEWS
By Thomas L. Friedman | February 4, 2003
BRUSSELS, Belgium - Last week I went to lunch at the Hotel Schweizerhof in Davos, Switzerland, and discovered why America and Europe are at odds. At the bottom of the lunch menu was a list of the countries that the lamb, beef and chicken came from. But next to the meat imported from the United States was a tiny asterisk, which warned that it might contain genetically modified organisms - GMOs. My initial patriotic instinct was to order the U.S. beef and ask for it "tartare," just for spite.
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