40 YEARS- 40 WEEKS

March 10, 2021 – December 8, 2021

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Penny Power’s First Paper: March 11th, 1981  

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Updated Each Week! Thumbs Up/Down From This Week’s Featured Year

1990

Thumbs Down

Merry Christmas to the thief who came at night and stole two Christmas trees off my property on Route 563. If you are so poor, I would have given them to you. Hope you enjoy them.

Thumbs Up

To all the festive citizens of Quakertown and Richlandtown who have shown their holiday spirit with colorful lights and pretty decorations around their homes. It gladdens my heart to see Christmas Cheer brightening the streets in our neighborhoods. I hope the holidays bring you as much joy as you have brought to others around you!

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To all the Quakertown senior students who are accidentally or otherwise throwing their lunch plates, dessert dishes and silverware in the trash when they bring their trays up the window. It’s a shame that all students and the teachers have to suffer for what a few are doing.

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To all irresponsible pet owners advertising free puppies and kittens “to good home only.” If your home is so good and loving, why isn’t your pet spayed? Learn to be a responsible pet owner and consult your veterinarian. It is not true that your female pet needs to have a litter before she is spayed!

Thumbs Up

To all the members in the Telford Diving Unit who gave up two weekends to search in the bitter cold and rain for two scuba divers who drowned in a quarry.

Thumbs Down

To our readers who submit Thumbs Down without their address and then complain when we cannot publish their gripe. If you are sufficiently aroused to write, please send us your name, address & phone number. We do not publish or give to anyone this information, but we must have it for our records.

Thumbs Down

I want to apologize to all of you who might have been offended by the way the ‘Thumbs Down’ regarding the cafeteria of Quakertown High School was worded (by the person who submitted it) last week. The Thumbs Down goes to All the students, not just the seniors.

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To all those beer and soda drinkers who dump their cans along Nockamixon Road in Ferndale, Pa. Stop being so insensitive and lazy. Stop littering!

Thumbs Down

To the Bucks County Free Library for their book renewal policy. I was very disappointed that I could not renew a book which I was not yet through reading just because someone has requested that the book be on reserve when it was returned. I am sure that the party requesting the reserve meant that they’d like to read it when I was through and never intended the half-read book to be taken from me. I thought your policy was to encourage reading!

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To all the state and local police who we see speeding up and down the local roadways and driving in a rude and dangerous manner (running stop lights, weaving traffic, etc.). When the public gave you the badge it was to enforce and protect the general public and the laws that are in effect. Not a free ticket to ride. It is hard to explain to our children why the police can speed around town while others are given citations for any infraction. Thumbs Up to the police who do, on a daily basis, set a good example for all to follow.

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To any Durham Board member who favors the proposed quarry in Riegelsville. What gives you the right to play God with our lives? Damage to our environment is Forever and will lead to the debasement of our lives. What monetary gain is so important that it supersedes the quality of life for many of us and bastardizes the ecological state of our environment? If small, lower economic states like Vermont can fight and keep the big land developers out and prevent the exploitation of Vermont’s land, then why can’t we do the same! Come on folks –get on your feet and start fighting! Once it is taken away from us it is gone forever. If Vermont can do it, so can we! Draw on your Yankee ingenuity and Stop the poachers before they erode our lives.

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To homeowners and businesses that use high-intensity lights for property security in a way that could be deadly to humans. I’m talking about the unshaded, bare-bulb lights that glare out onto public roadways with the same kind of blinding light that the high beams on a car can produce. It’s hard enough traveling at night contending with all the jerks who drive one-eyed cars, or cars with misaligned headlights, and the Russian-rouletters who switch from high beams to low only at the last second. Compound that with rain, fog or ice conditions plus bare high-intensity light glare, and the potential for disaster is horrendous. You can achieve your goals of property protection without risking human lives simply by placing an opaque shade or deflector on or near the bare security light(s). How about it?

Thumbs Up

To all those who take the time to write a ‘Thumbs Up’ or ‘Thumbs Down.’ It’s the first thing I look for in Penny Power. I’m disappointed when there are none.

Thumbs Down

To the people who think fog lights are the coolest things since ice cubes! Does the name “fog light” give you a clue for their purpose?! Use them, don’t abuse them! You’re blinding us!

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To those who are vandalizing our newly remodeled Southern Lehigh High School. Don’t forget, your parents, and eventually you, will be paying for it. Let’s be proud to show it off instead.

Thumbs Down

To the couple who left the used diaper under their car in the Hess’s parking lot. You could have left it in your trunk until you got home. I saw what you did and you should be ashamed litter bug!

Thumbs Up

To the person who’s marking the potholes on North California Road. They’re much easier to see now and you’re saving me a front-end alignment!

Thumbs Down

To the person or persons who tried to synchronize the traffic lights at Rt. 378 & 309 in Center Valley. You goofed again.

Thumbs Up

To the senior citizens who were picking up trash as they walked along Cuttaloosa Road and Thumbs Down to the low-lifes who threw it out their cars.

Thumbs Down

To whom it may concern. Fairmount St., Coopersburg, is the pits. How long will this go on?

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To all the creeps that litter our beautiful countryside. The highways are a disgrace. I am sure people of your conscience would not be taking the time to read a great little paper like the Penny Power, but are riding around throwing out your litter.

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To the people in the red Toyota who stopped along the road in Center Valley on Sunday, April 8, and picked up my grandson’s brand new kickball. He just bought it two hours earlier. He only came into the house to tell me the ball rolled out by the road. If you have a heart, please return it to the house aside of Kingdom Hall in Center Valley or call ###-####.

Thumbs Up

To the charming and very kind woman from the Pennridge area who responded to the Thumbs Down in last week’s Penny Power about the child’s kick ball. We at Penny Power appreciate your generosity, and we are certain that the child’s family does also.

Thumbs Down

To the would-be stock car racers at the tavern on River Road, UBE. Why not go to Flemington Raceway and get paid for it? Have you ever heard of a muffler shop? Please give your egos a rest and your neighbors a break. Like Clint Eastwood says, “You’re a legend in your own mind!”

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To all those parents and fellow students who walked, or should we say ran out, during the intermission of the Spring Concert at South Jr. High School. Yes, the auditorium was filled while the band played and the chorus sang. Yes, it was an unusually warm night. But the Jazz Band and the String Ensemble played to a nearly empty house. All the students worked hard preparing for this event. Common courtesy is to remain at such events until the program is concluded.

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To all of those who post garage sale signs on telephone poles and trees and then can’t be bothered to come back and take them down. Not only are the signs an eyesore, but then the weather destroys portions of the signs and it litters our neighborhood. Please be a little more considerate of the environment and your neighbors and remove your sale signs when the sale is over!!

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To the man who took his family out to eat July 9th. Your bill was $100; your tip was $1. Waitresses cannot always help what goes wrong in the kitchen. We have to claim a percentage of the bills. Next time, stay home and cook your wife a birthday dinner.

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To the couple attending an Earth Day celebration drinking juice from a plastic container and holding a child wearing disposable diapers. The woman wore a T-shirt that read “Mother Nature Depends On Us.” Didn’t you bother reading the shirt before you put it on? Earth Day was not a day to condemn corporations for polluting. Earth Day was a day for all of us to examine our lifestyles and change them if needed.

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To all people in Pa. that believe all people with long hair are dangerous druggies. A couple of weeks ago, a friend and I were walking in the rain thumbing. We would of gave (sic) money for a ride, yet no one would pick us up. We ran the chance of becoming very sick, thanx (sic) for nothing to the drivers of Pa. that think the above. If you looked in the mirror, you would find you are no better than us.

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To the hitch-hiker that complained of not being picked up because of his appearance. Unfortunately, in this day and age, only an idiot would pick up any hitch-hiker, regardless of race, color, creed or appearance.

Thumbs Down

To the guy writing Thumbs Down to all Pa. drivers who didn’t give them a ride due to their long hair. If you got sick hitchhiking, that’s your fault! Sunny or raining, hairy or bald, it’s not worth picking up any hitchhikers!

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To the hitchhiker who was indignant at not being given a ride. Doesn’t he know pick-ups are illegal? Picking up anyone, regardless of appearance, if flirting with danger!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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