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Posted on July 3 at 10:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Is this what you're yammering about Frank?
Any reason why you wouldn't post a link to your "quote" Frank?
Do you put any thought to your credibility here Frank?
When asked about Obama’s “success or failures on the world stage,” Carter replied:
“On the world stage, I think they’ve been minimal. I think he’s done some good things domestically like the health program and so forth, but on the world stage, just to be as objective about it as I can, I can’t think of many nations in the world where we have a better relationship now than we did when he took over.
“If you look at Russia, if you look at England, if you look at China, if you look at Egypt and so forth — I’m not saying it’s his fault — but we have not improved our relationship with individual countries and I would say that the United States influence and prestige and respect in the world is probably lower now than it was six or seven years ago.
“And let me add again, let me repeat, I don’t blame him for it, because there’s been circumstances that have been involved. But I think John Kerry has been a very courageous and innovative and dynamic Secretary of State.”

From: Hillary actually has many accomplishments

Posted on July 2 at 9:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm pretty sure that's May 2014, not 2015.

From: Escape prompts changes at Dannemora

Posted on July 1 at 11:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

At the risk of sounding overly dramatic, what passes for "Conservative" has now been replaced with a kind of psychosis. The repeated attempts to maintain and make worse a growing income gap, to impede hard-working people (of any race, it seems) from moving up and being bigger contributors to our economy, to turning every attempt to protect the health of our world into a threat to corporate personhood's wealth show a profound breakdown in the ability to reason.
So please Republicans, don't take anyone else's advice. The best thing to happen to you and this country, and to possibly allow a reasonable counter-point to liberalism to arise for a grown-up debate, would be for you to proudly march over the edge into the abyss. And all signs point to that mercifully happening sooner rather than later.

From: Richard Cohen: Republicans’ survival depends on willingness to adapt

Posted on July 1 at 10:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Well kmiac, the way you present it, it is a joke because that's not what the sequence of events were. If you'd read the article you might possibly have noticed that.
We do expect our law enforcement to do better than just make a situation worse.

From: Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

Posted on June 27 at 12:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Right, a 'family event' with a big ol' Confederate flag flying at the main gate. At least it was there the other day. What's that all about?

From: Harley Rendezvous is about family and freedom

Posted on June 25 at 8 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Oh darn! Socialism wins again!
But keep trying GOP, you sure know how to pick your battles.

From: Supreme Court upholds nationwide health care law subsidies

Posted on June 23 at 9:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It's pathetic to hear this might be an infringement on one's Constitutional Rights. Really. You spoil any rationale for 2nd amendment rights and your credibility when you can't be on the side of protecting the public from your hobby.
So, yes, take it seriously and lock your damn gun up.

From: Gun storage law won't violate rights

Posted on June 21 at 9:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

From a strictly layman's perspective (and one who secretly enjoys a good pyrotechnic display), fireworks have been legal in many states for a long time and we don't hear about houses burning down or other mass-mayhem because of it. There are injuries because humans will be humans and do dumb stuff. But the alternative of tacitly allowing small backyard displays, busting the big dealers once in a while (who exist more because of unavailability) and the wasted law enforcement resources and manpower versus making some money off them seems obvious. Especially when we see who gets to own firearms.

From: Get up to speed on how to handle newly legal fireworks

Posted on June 20 at 4:32 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Mayor Gary McCarthy said the developers meet with city staff and members of the commission on an ongoing basis, “so it is more evolutionary.”
“This is a major project, and it has been covered fairly extensively in the media," he said. ”They complied with the law, but the law may not be quite as open and structured in a way that you would be 100 percent. This is just part of the process.”
Wrong answer Mayor McCarthy, it's not 'just part of the process'. The 'process' is not to game the system to avoid transparency. The City of Schenectady has it's own website as well as access to the public access channel and those are tools that could be used to be minimally transparent via web streaming and cable TV, if that was at all a priority.
But it's clearly not.
Therefore support for this project will be crippled and I predict the Mayor's, and the other conspirators on the Planning Commission's political legacies will be tainted. It will not be what a great thing you've done for the city, it will be how civic sleaze continued in this historic city under your watch.
It begs the question: what exactly are your priorities?

From: Schenectady Planning Commission held closed meetings on casino plans

Posted on June 20 at 4:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)

It'll be interesting to see how much of Rush Street's river frontage will be provided for Schenectady residents to use. Hope the admission charge isn't too steep.

From: Location of Albany's Father's Day festival moved

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