Capital Region

Letters to the Editor Tuesday, Oct. 27


Silent majority can give Trump the win

It is very depressing each day to try to find some positive news on the presidency.
All TV channels minus Fox boast of gloom and doom about Donald Trump. The poor guy gets the virus and still there is no compassion.
As we get closer to the day of fate, all the polls again show the same as they did in the 2016 election. I pray the “silent majority” again rears up its head to show its voting might.
Jerry Bubniak

Be sensitive to culture in costumes

As Halloween fast approaches, please be mindful when choosing a costume. Recently, there have been too many stories in the news regarding cultural appropriation when it comes dressing up for the holiday.
From war paint, to grass skirts with coconut shell tops, and of course, black face, a simple gut check should tell you if you have crossed a line.
Celebrities to everyday folks continue to have a tough time with the concept of cultural appropriation. In our hometown of Niskayuna, an incident of black face as a Halloween costume ended a three-decade career in public service.
As the director and the founder of the nationally recognized Capital Region Antiracism Training Initiative, we have worked hard since its inception just a few short months ago to provide the tools and training our community needs to help everyone who wants to become antiracists and allies to people of color.
During Halloween, there’s no better way to be an ally than to model good behavior for our children.
Please do not wear a costume that serves to hurt others.
Hayward D. Horton, PhD
Denise Murphy McGraw
Horton is director of the Capital Region Antiracism Training Initiative, and McGraw is the group’s founder.

SCOTUS ‘reforms’ favor liberal agenda

In his Oct. 18 column (“Democrats should reform, not pack, Supreme Court”) John Figliozzi does a fine job regurgitating every Democratic talking point to bolster his true premise: Whatever  Democrats don’t control must be “reformed.”
As he meanders toward his suggested reforms, Mr. Figliozzi makes two absurd assertions.
The first is that Republicans filling federal court vacancies is court packing, and the second is that somehow Sen. McConnell is to blame for laying waste to the Senate’s collegial character.
One can see that as a dedicated man of the left, he would be frustrated by conservative judges being constitutionally approved for vacancies (not newly added positions) but he should consider Democrat Harry Reid’s arrogant demolition of the filibuster on federal judge approvals as the primary reason for Republican success.
As to the lamented loss of Senate norms, he should rewatch the dissolute Ted Kennedy’s savage attack on Robert Bork if he wants the origin story for that problem.
I have two suggested reforms of my own.
The first is to stop televising confirmation hearings; watching Cory Booker’s “Spartacus” moment once was more than enough.
The second is for Sen. Schumer’s aide to follow him around so when he talks of blowing up the filibuster, the aide can whisper “Harry Reid” into his ear.
David Ochse
Porter Corners

Make election about preserving life

It’s almost time to vote in the presidential election. Yes, my Christian friends, I’m giving this my last try to convince you. The child growing in the womb of a mother is innocent of hurting anyone. They are not guilty of any heinous crime. I know intelligent people understand what I mean by this statement.
I watch all the Christian channels and they are for President Trump. I love when they say, “I do not care if you don’t like him, still vote for the life of a child.”  Put your morals and belief in God first. Let’s put a smile on God’s face and end this outrageous law. One of the things this country was founded on was religious freedom. Let’s have the courage and strength to do the right thing. Vote for life in November.
Virginia DelGallo


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Robert F. Jewell

1week left to dethrone…KING TRUMP!!!

Philanderer, Adulterer, Murderer Liar extraordinary.

Chief architect of Herd Immunity drive!

Let us bray…..


With respect to cultural appropriation I suggest that consistency requires black blonds be held accountable for their racial insensitivity. For those who take offense at how another dresses I suggest that they consider therapy. As I do for those who think the neurotic should be humored rather than helped.

Cultural appropriation does have a side I agree with: A Trump mask is great at achieving social distancing.

Robert F. Jewell

For the residents of Wisconsin ….present target of HERD IMMUNITY…next.. INDIANA!!…IOWA!!..Belly up lemmings
Come worship at the alter of Trump and receive your Covid 19 as part of his body…receive his “mist” as you host!!!

Go…the cliff isn’t far…..

Terry Ryczek

The WAPO had an article stating the left needs to treat the Hunter Biden Laptop as Russian disinformation even though they know it’s not. How revealing.
The Red tidal wave is coming. The blue police wave soon to follow just waiting for Hunters 3rd business partner Devan Archer to flip and complete the trifecta.
Many people are requesting their polling places to change their vote to Trump.

Martha Bencic

The party of law and order, folks!

If a person sets up such a trap to protect his/her property, he/she will be liable for any injury or death even to an unwanted intruder such as a burglar. It is illegal to set a booby trap on one’s own property to prevent intruders.,making%20contact%20with%20the%20device.&text=It%20is%20illegal%20to%20set,own%20property%20to%20prevent%20intruders.

A township worker in Michigan was injured while trying to remove a Trump-Pence sign that was lined with razor blades, officials say.

A 52-year-old building inspector in Commerce Township tried to remove two political yard signs in support of President Donald Trump that were too close to the road, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Republicans are violent, ignorant, racist domestic terrorists.

Robert F. Jewell

Martha the news is filled….filled with dirty republican malfeasance towards:

Women, liberals, Democrats, progressives, never Trumpers, people of color, the poor, women, the religious, non religious, all media’s, women,.POWs, MIAs, Disabled, Maimed, ………….

Hey… are you getting a picture…🎶
….the boys are marching…🎶

Terry Ryczek

Megyn Kelly is not happy about the “disgusting” media coverage of President Donald Trump, specifically pointing to Lesley Stahl’s “60 Minutes” interview on CBS Sunday.

On the radio program, Megyn told Glenn Beck the media has become so blinded by the “Trump Derangement Syndrome” that they’ve lost their own credibility — and now they can’t get it back.

“It’s disgusting. It’s stomach-turning,” Megyn said of the media’s coverage of the president. “But it’s just a continuation of what we’ve seen over the past couple of years. Their ‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ has blinded them to what they’re doing to their own credibility. They can’t get it back. It’s too late. They’ve already sacrificed it. And now no one is listening to them other than the hard partisans for whom they craft their news.”

Robert F. Jewell

His smile is but a frown
For…it is only skin deep,
If you look he’s really crying on his inside,

You might join him for a weep…

Vote. Joe/Harris…

Robert F. Jewell

🎶Hee Hee Haw…Hee Hee Haw Haw🎶

Gloom… despair… and agony on we, Ohhh

Deep dark depressions ,Covid memories,

“You got to learn to live with it” or

“You won’t live at all….” Ohhhh

Trump and Pence and lots of death for WE!

Terry Ryczek

You’re going to have a dark winter lobbies.

Even the Amish are registering for the first time to vote for Trump. They never vote.

Martha Bencic

That “poor guy” totally deserved to get the virus. He chose to ignore science AND expose others. I hope it scared the shit out of him- not that he’d learn anything. Also, there was no “silent majority”. He lost the popular vote. The Electoral College needs to end.

Terry Ryczek

Popular vote because of the loons in California. Even they’re having their own Trump rallies in Beverly Hills now. There’s more Trump supporter at Biden gatherings than Biden supporters.

Robert F. Jewell

Terry it’s not a STUPID WHATABOUTERY.. tit for tat when talking about shooting a human being you maniacal 😈 TRUMPER!! Moron!

I can’t help it ….his statement is EVIL!!

Robert F. Jewell

Your so republican…

Sorry..I should be censored 🤬 for that…what a vile thing to call you!

Martha Bencic

Here’s a list of criminal, violent domestic terrorists- ALL Trump supporters:

Addtionally, Trump wants to make sure at least three more people are executed by the federal government before he leaves office. Remember that “shoot someone on 5th Avenue” statement he made? He would never, even if he thought he could get away with it. He’s too much of a coward for any kind of direct action. Instead, he incites vulnerable meatheads to do his dirty work and reap the consequences of their actions.

Robert F. Jewell

Worse than cowardice….

” God spoke to me in a dream…
Telling me Trump will lose the election.
Then bring down Armageddon in wrath!!”

What say ye Bill, Terry,Fred….better hold your wives tighter and
(don’t let your children know)

He’s part of YOUR TRIBE!!

Robert F. Jewell

Joe Biden stood up against the republicans doing business with Apartheid South Africa
Back during the train wreck of the Reagan
Another racist republican decade of war mongering…

William Marincic

I doubt that people know what they have with President Trump people don’t know what they have with Joe Biden right now other than the fact that he’s flip-flopping, he’s lying, and he’s corrupt because of all that’s coming out about his sons computer.

Terry Ryczek

Bobulinski buried Joe tonight. The DNC news media won’t be able to ignore corrupt Beijing Joe any longer. Joe is burnt toast.

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