Word on the Street

What do you think of the plans to recount General Election votes in certain states, including PA?

“I respect the right to conduct recounts, but they won’t affect anything. I don’t think there is any merit to these actions. Everyone is just going to have to accept the outcome of the election eventually.”

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For what blessings should the nation as a whole be most thankful?

“I’d say our freedom of speech and expression. Especially with the General Election, we’ve had it reaffirmed that we can voice our opinion no matter whether we agree with something or not.”

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What are your thoughts on the outcome of the 2016 General Election?

I wasn’t a supporter of (Donald) Trump, but all I, or anyone else, frankly, can do is to hope for the best.

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What are your thoughts on the end of the SEPTA/Transit Workers Union Local 234 strike?

“I’m a union person, so I understood the situation. These are hard times, so I’m glad they’re back to work so that people can go to work and school more easily.”

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What is your stance on the latest SEPTA contract controversy?

“It amazes me that we ever have to hear about talks of strikes. I think the employees are very well taken care of. It’s just frustrating that these squabbles happen every few years.”

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What are you most looking forward to with regards to Halloween?

“I love the spookiness of the night. The guesswork and the anonymity that come with dressing up are great, too. Of course, you can’t leave out candy!”

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What do you think of the removal of the Geno’s Steaks sign demanding orders in English?

“The sign never made sense anyway. Money is money. Language has nothing to do with service because we’re all immigrants.”

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Who has made the most enduring difference in your life?

“My parents’ influence has stayed with me my whole life, especially when I make decisions. My father is gone, but I’m still him and have to represent his traditions right.”

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What will be your lasting impression(s) of former Phillie Ryan Howard?

“He’s one of the most visible athletes in our city. I think he represents what our athletes should be. He’s a champion and conducted himself like a professional.”

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What are your thoughts on the possible outcomes from the three Presidential debates?

“We know so much about these candidates already, so maybe we’ll learn some new stuff. I really hope the moderators are thorough in handling how (Hillary) Clinton and (Donald) Trump use their time to answer.”

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