Mouth That Roars

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself of National TV Talk Shows where he spouted his outspoken views from the front row. Now he offers you his opinion every week in the "MOUTH THAT ROARS" Column in the Sullivan County Post.

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November 25th, 2010

A time to be thankful

Although this weekend has become famous for overeating and shopping, we must also take a step back and reflect on all the things we are thankful for.

I for one am thankful that Sullivan County residents have a unique desire to help one another in times of need.

We are fortunate to have so many dedicated people who volunteer their services for us. Our firefighters, ambulance workers, and members of civic and religious organizations continually go above and beyond their call of duty.

We must be thankful to all the members of our law enforcement community who constantly risk their lives for us. Thank you to our hard working underpaid prosecutors who could earn so much more in the private sector. Thank you to all of our hard working members of our Judiciary.

I am thankful for our dedicated and often not appreciated and neglected Sullivan County workforce. I am especially thankful for our educators and the magnificent job they do in educating our children.

Thank you to the members of the Sullivan County clergy who are continually there for spiritual advice and help.

Although, I am often critical of many of our elected officials and some of the approaches they take to running our government, I am equally grateful and thankful for all they do for us.

With increased optimism, I trust all of our elected officials will begin to build coalitions to work together in a real effort to solve our many problems.

I am also thankful to be afforded the opportunity to offer my opinions on the issues facing us. I hope these columns lead to honest debate that assist in carving fundamental solutions to our many problems.

Regrettably, the holidays are not a joyous of time of year for many people. Depression is known to occur more frequently as the days get shorter and it becomes colder.

The holiday season is a time we should embrace all of our fellow human beings no matter what race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or economic status they are.

We must be thankful to all of the charitable organizations that are there for those in need.

During this holiday weekend please take a moment to be thankful for all you have, I know I will.

Kiki and Dudley thankful for their loving home, once again asked me to remind everyone to please leave out an extra bowl of food for that stray cat. And, if anyone would like to adopt a new cat, I know several strays that would love to be in a warm indoor home for the holidays.

Let’s keep the spirit of thanksgiving alive.

Have a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving weekend!

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