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, 2015

We Should All Be Thankful

Thanksgiving has always been a time when we try to make lives better and reflect on what we have to be thankful for.

We must all be thankful that we live in the United States of America – The land of the free and the home of the brave.

I am thankful for the resolve in Sullivan County residents to always help those in need. We always put our differences aside and unite as one big family.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers providing thanksgiving meals to those who otherwise would have none.

A perfect example how people want to help others is what the A Dose of Kindness organization is doing on Sunday, December 20th, at 4:30 PM at the Ted Stroeble Center in Monticello as they will be holding their second annual free holiday dinner.

This dinner is open to the entire community as they aim to feed the homeless, elderly, and less fortunate, as well as anyone who may be alone for the holidays.

The dinner is held with the intentions of bringing the community together while providing a day of fun, food, and support for those who may otherwise go without.

Last year A Dose of Kindness fed over 850 people thanks to the generous donations from residents and local businesses.

A Dose of Kindness is looking for donations of either financial, food, or new toys to ensure the success of the event.

Contributions can be made by visiting

For further information, contact Carlos Torres at 845-741-7475 or Kristin Simmons, at (808) 222-7284.

Our firefighters, ambulance workers, members of civic and religious organizations continually go above and beyond their call of duty for us.

We must be thankful to all the members of our law enforcement community and those in the military who constantly risk their lives for us. These people have a spirit in them that words cannot express.

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.

Thank you to our dedicated Sullivan County workforce.

The problems facing Sullivan County are very real, and it has become increasingly hard for people to enjoy a quality of life here. Hopefully that will soon change.

Although I am often critical of our elected officials and their sometimes lackluster performance, I am equally grateful for all they do.

I am thankful to be afforded the opportunity to discuss the issues facing us on a weekly basis.

Hopefully the “Mouth That Roars” column and the Sullivan County Post Facebook group assist in creating honest dialogue throughout Sullivan County.

As family and friends gather during the next several weeks we should also remember that the holidays are not a joyous of time of year for many people. There are those who are alone and tend to become sad and lonely. Depression is known to occur more frequently, as the days get shorter and it becomes colder. We must be thankful to all of the charitable organizations that are there for those in need.

Thanksgiving has become a difficult time of year for me since the horrific sexual assault and tragic passing of my developmentally disabled sister Paula. I pray that “Paula’s Law” mandating surveillance cameras be placed outside of all state run group homes and day programs will one day become law to protect our most vulnerable.

The holiday season is a time we should embrace all fellow human beings no matter their race, creed, color, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status. Let’s all be thankful for what we have, and share the joy with those around us.

Dudley, George, and Gracie are thankful for their loving home and they asked me to remind everyone to please leave out an extra bowl of food for that stray cat.

Let’s keep the spirit of thanksgiving alive all year long.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Bill Liblick has made a name for himself on 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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