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Letters to the Editor Friday, Oct. 9

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Trump win means no more constraints

First, Trump is immoral.
There were at least two dozen women who have made sexual accusations against Trump. Then there was a payment to Stormy Daniels from Trump’s personal lawyer.
Secondly, he is a frequent liar. The one lie that stands out is “no quid pro quo”. When it came out that Trump wanted dirt on Biden, Trump released the aid to Ukraine the next day.
Lastly, he is narcissistic who only thinks about himself. This is obvious by his own words and all the people who have made this point.
The most important point that voters must realize is that if Trump wins, he will not need or want anyone’s vote ever again. He cannot run for president again.
He will be free to reward his wealthy contacts and himself with impunity. Trump and the Republicans will be free to privatize Social Security and Medicare. Privatizing will mean taking a percentage of the money off the top as profit.
This will translate to less benefits and more expensive health care for the elderly.
Trump has already begun his plan by suspending the Social Security and Medicare payments until the end of the year, making these programs weaker.
John Dworak
Schenectady

A reminder to get screened for cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, as the educator for the Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties, I would like to urge your readers to get their mammograms.
Regular cancer screenings can help find cancer early when treatment may be easier. And now that COVID-19 infection rates in New York state are low, it is time to talk to your doctor about missed preventive care.
Some women may have lost their jobs and their health insurance because of the pandemic. So how can these women get cancer screening? This is where the Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties can help.
The CSP offers free breast cancer screenings to uninsured women ages 40 and over. The program also offers free cervical cancer screening to women ages 40 and older, and free colon cancer screenings to uninsured men and women ages 50 and over.
If any follow-up tests are needed, the CSP will provide those tests too. If breast, cervical, or colon cancer is found, our program will help enroll people who are eligible in the New York State Medicaid Cancer Treatment Program for full Medicaid coverage during treatment.
Call the CSP at 518-770-6816 to find out if you’re eligible for the program or to get more information.
Lesley Montenaro
Amsterdam
The writer is health education promotion coordinator of the Cancer Services Program of Fulton, Montgomery, Schenectady Counties.

 

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26 Comments

Robert F. Jewell

In a town called Hagaman,
There dwells a collective.
Whose evil, plus Putin helped
Get Trump elected.

Trump led these numb lemmings
Right off a cliff,
TRUMPONA 19 renders them stiff!
Squatters of Delusion, republican vision?
The eyes of the dead stare in derision.

Robert F. Jewell

PS… the extreme rights “ DIRTY DOZEN” failed in the use of Molotov cocktails on (policemen)
In the attempt to OVERTHROW a state government!

In a more important note for Trumpers…since it appears that there are possibly more traitors involved in the attempted KIDNAPPING of their enemy the Democratic female Governor of Michigan.

The CIA, FBI, NSA and others are searching…
My advice to conservatives everywhere…start deleting and shredding…GO!

Funny…the conservatives lament laboriously if protesters hurl insults…while it’s plainly obvious what they are planning on using (DEATH) on all who oppose them.

Extremists of all flavors sours the meal.

FRED BARNEY

Trump is pulling the military out of Afghanistan. I wonder how each party will rationalize the deaths of those who died in adventure that proved nothing but violently interfering with another country’s politics is is a simple way to unit contending factions

Robert F. Jewell

YES! Fred YES!! spot on about Afghanistan…
the truth is the mountains of this region is rich in RARE EARTH METALS.
This has been known for decades.
Iraq was vehemently opposed by democrats but Obama should have gotten us out of Afghanistan!!
Obama’s hands has blood on them also…
Every president has…except jimmy😌….

Terry Ryczek

Thank you president Trump for protecting citizens of our country.

Donald J. Trump
Governor Whitmer of Michigan has done a terrible job. She locked down her state for everyone, except her husband’s boating activities. The Federal Government provided tremendous help to the Great People of Michigan. My Justice Department and Federal Law Enforcement announced today that they foiled a dangerous plot against the Governor of Michigan. Rather than say thank you, she calls me a White Supremacist—while Biden and Democrats refuse to condemn Antifa, Anarchists, Looters and Mobs that burn down Democrat run cities. I do not tolerate ANY extreme violence. Defending ALL Americans, even those who oppose and attack me, is what I will always do as your President! Governor Whitmer—open up your state, open up your schools, and open up your churches!

William Marincic

John Dworak Multiple women have also accused Joe Biden including Tara Reid. During the presidential Democrat debates Kamala Harris said she believed those women, I guess that doesn’t matter to her anymore since she has been asked to be Biden‘s running mate, pretty hypocritical isn’t it?

Terry Ryczek

Daoanld gave part 1, here’s part 2:
When you rig an election, still lose and the winner is about to declassify everything. The truth about Obama will destroy liberalism. Some will be suicidal the deception is massive, unprecedented and unfathomable. The most arrogant are deceived. They are totally NOT ready for what’s coming next.

Terry Ryczek

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) held a press conference Thursday after it was revealed that federal authorities arrested several men allegedly involved in a plot to kidnap her and overthrow the state government.

The governor took the opportunity to accuse President Donald Trump of being “complicit” with “hate groups” such as the suspects accused of plotting to abduct her.

What are the details?
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of Michigan announced the arrest of 16 people earlier in the day, who were allegedly involved in conspiring to kidnap Whitmer at her vacation home.

According to the Department of Justice’s news release, suspects involved “conducted coordinated surveillance” on Whitmer’s vacation house, and one “even inspected the underside of an M-31 highway bridge for places to seat an explosive” in order to distract the police while carrying out their plan. They also allegedly discussed purchasing a TASER to use during the abduction.

Whitmer responded by first expressing her gratitude to law enforcement for stopping the plot, before taking aim at Trump over the ordeal in an attempt to link his rhetoric to the alleged crime.

According to the Chicago Tribune, “There’s no indication in the criminal complaint that the men arrested were inspired by Trump. Authorities also have not publicly said whether the men were angry about Whitmer’s coronavirus orders, which sharply curtailed businesses and individuals in an effort to slow the spread of the [corona]virus.”

As the public awaits further details about the motive behind the alleged plot, footage has emerged of one suspect, Brandon Caserta, lambasting President Trump as “a tyrant” and “enemy” while he sits in a room with an anarchist flag in the background.

Nonetheless, Whitmer during her press conference pointed to last week’s presidential debate where the president told the Proud Boys — who claim they condemn white supremacy — to “stand back and stand by.” The governor said that Trump “refused to condemn white supremacists and hate groups like these two Michigan militia groups.”

“Hate groups heard the president’s words not as a rebuke, but as a rallying cry,” she continued. “When our leaders speak, their words matter. They carry weight. When our leaders meet, encourage or fraternize with domestic terrorists, they legitimize their actions and they are complicit. When they stoke and contribute to hate speech, they are complicit.”

In response to Whitmer’s remarks, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said, “”President Trump has continually condemned white supremacists and all forms of hate. Governor Whitmer is sowing division by making these outlandish allegations. America stands united against hate and in support of our federal law enforcement who stopped this plot.”

Anything else?
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) also attacked Trump when she was asked by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper what her message was to Americans following the arrests of the suspects.

Nessel’s conclusion was, “We can no longer afford in this nation to have our elected leaders like the president of the United States sending not just winks and nods — and I hear it frequently called a dog whistle. It’s not a dog whistle to these folks, it’s literally a command to action for domestic terrorists.”

Terry Ryczek

Nearly 70% of charges against Portland rioters were dropped by progressive DA

This follows the progressive Portland DA’s decision to not prosecute several types of crimes

Of the nearly 1,000 protest and riot-related arrests made in Portland since late May, prosecutors have dropped almost 70% of the charges, according to The Oregonian.

On Wednesday, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office released a new statistical dashboard that provides data on “protest-related cases referred to his office by law enforcement for prosecutorial review and potential issuing.”

“This is a major step forward for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office,” the statement from progressive District Attorney Mike Schmidt read. “Transparency in the work we do is a keystone to my administration. Moving this data online for the community to easily use will have a significant impact on understanding cases that arise from mass demonstrations. I promised during my campaign that I take a smarter approach to justice. That work continues with the launch of this dashboard. I am committed to launching future dashboards and other public facing programs that will support data-driven and transparent decision making.”

Between May 29 and Oct. 5, there were 974 cases referred to the Multnomah DA’s office by the Portland Police Department for prosecution, 666 were rejected, meaning 68% of all referred cases had the charges dropped by the Multnomah County DA. The dashboard states that 543 cases have been “rejected in the interest of justice.”

There were 902 public order crime charges, 166 person crime charges, and 125 property crime charges. There were 95 felony charges.

Court records show 18 people have been arrested three or more times during protests in Portland since May, The Oregonian reported.

This development is not shocking since Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt declared in August that his office would decline to press charges against protesters and rioters participating in Portland demonstrations.

“If we leverage the full force of the criminal justice system on individuals who are peacefully protesting and demanding to be heard, we will cause irreparable harm to them individually and to our society,” Schmidt said. “The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office will presumptively decline to prosecute a case where the most serious offense is a city ordinance violation or where the crime(s) do not involve deliberate property damage, theft or the use or threat of force against another person.”

Schmidt said that his office would not prosecute for the following crimes:

Interfering with a peace officer or parole and probation officer
Disorderly conduct in the second degree
Criminal trespass in the first and second degree
Escape in the third degree
Harassment
Riot (unless accompanied by a charge outside of this list)
Portland Police Association President Daryl Turner reacted to Schmidt’s pledge by saying, “I am disgusted that our city has come to this.”

In September, the U.S. Marshals Service deputized 56 Portland police officers and 22 Multnomah County sheriff’s deputies to respond to potential violence under the orders of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) after she declared a state of emergency. The federally deputized officers are effectively circumventing the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office, who aren’t prosecuting rioters.

The deputizations remain in effect through December. Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell said he didn’t know that the officers would remain federal deputies until 2021.

Mayor Ted Wheeler (D) argued that the deputizations last “beyond the governor’s stated emergency.”

In the race for Portland mayor, Wheeler is currently polling significantly behind Sarah Iannarone, who is a supporter of Antifa, in the race for Portland mayor.

Last month, the Department of Justice designated Portland, Seattle, and New York City as “anarchist jurisdictions,” a label that could lead to federal funding being withdrawn from those cities.

William Aiken

John Dworkin exhibits the classic turning a blind eye to Democrat wrongdoing while holding 45 to a delusional double standard . There’s widely viewed video of Biden bragging how he got the Ukraine prosecutor fired by leveraging US foreign aid as a threat. The context is crystal clear. Yet, he’s never had to answer for strong arming the Ukraine to comply with his demand. Obama is on video telling a Russian official, “Tell Vald, I’ll be more flexible after the election (2012).” Yet, Obama was never asked by the media what he meant by “more flexible”. 45 catches hell for his negotiating style, from a media who doesn’t have a clue how successful negotiations actually work.

Mr. Dworkin has more faith in the mindreading by Trump’s critics, who tell us what Trump was thinking, what he meant, or what his motives were. Yet, actual video evidence of Biden and Obama wrongdoing, which Mr. Dworkin and everyone else can see with their own eyes is dismissed as irrelevant. TDS is a real mental disorder.

Terry Ryczek

Still think mail in ballots are safe/

Texas mayoral candidate charged with 109 felonies related to mail-in ballot voter fraud

A mayoral candidate of a small town in Texas has been charged with 109 felonies over a fraudulent scheme involving mail-in ballots.

POLL: Who won the VP debate?
Zul Mirza Mohamed was arrested on Thursday and charged with 25 second-degree felony counts of unlawful possession of ballot or a ballot envelope without the request of a voter, and 84 third-degree felony counts of fraudulent use of mail ballot application.

Sheriff Tracey Murphree of the Denton County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release that they were tipped off about “possible fraudulent activities with absentee ballot applications” by the Denton County Elections Office.
They found that absentee ballots were requested to be sent to a P.O. box by voters in a Carrollton nursing home. When they contacted those voters, they said that they had not requested absentee ballots.

Investigators then found that the P.O. box had been obtained through the use of a false Texas driver’s license, and a false student identification card from the University of North Texas.

They then surveilled the P.O. box and installed an undercover agent. Investigators witnessed a suspect pick up the ballots on Wednesday, and obtained a search warrant for their residence.

Law enforcement officials there discovered the mail ballots and the fraudulent driver’s license used to obtain the P.O. box. They arrested Muhamed and charged him with the 109 felony counts.

“I want to commend all the investigators and agencies involved in this investigation,” said Sheriff Murphree.

“Voter fraud is a serious and widespread issue and cannot be tolerated. The fact an actual candidate for public office would engage in these activities is appalling,” he added. “We will continue to aggressively investigate allegations of voter fraud.”

Mohamed was running to unseat the current mayor, Kevin Falconer, of Carrollton. It was unclear to which political party Mohamed belonged.

He ran against Falconer in 2017 as well, during which his past criminal behavior became an issue in the campaign. He received 167 votes in that election, or 2.4% of the total votes

Robert F. Jewell

God is there anything more ludicrous that Trumpers beating their drums and flapping there gums about Hillary and Obama 4 flipping years later…
How pathetically they grasp at anything to justify Trumps incompetence and malfeasance…
Now the Orange menace is going after his no.1 toady…Sir toady William Barr…
Trump is behind by 10 points according to the republican propagandist FOS NEWS…. other pills by 14 points…

William Aiken

Notice how Robert doesn’t dispute the facts or time line, I’ve laid out. He knows its true that the media covered the Obama administration as though they were a deity. They’ve covered the Trump administration as a satanic cult.

Robert F. Jewell

Guess the media is exponentially more intelligently informed than William.

Republicans administration

Sectarianism…
Loss of personal determination.
Control of media..
Who cares about earth philosophy.
Social objectives: Survival of the fittest.
Fiscal objectives…pilfer, plunder,play!!

RAYMOND HARRIS

Do you think Trump will buy Pence a flyswatter for Christmas? He was so full of sh*t during the debate with cousin Harris, that he drew a fly that we could see. There may have been more on the back of his head out of view.

RAYMOND HARRIS

Trump lost 13 militia votes in Michigan getting caught plotting to capture the governor. The Scotia militia better watch out.

William Marincic

The leader was anti Trump. The leader of the White Supremacy group in Charlottesville is on record this week as a Biden supporter. Crickets in the media.

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