Reach out to heal our political divisions
In the words of songwriter Maren Morris, “The house don’t fall when the bones are good.”
I voted for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election. I have been a fan of Donald since 1986 when he saved New York City’s Central Park’s Wollman ice skating rink, which I used often before moving upstate. I agree he is not perfect, but feel he was the better candidate to run our country. I was not happy with the outcome of the election.
I am very happy with our democracy that empowers citizens to agree to disagree about how our government is run and vote for our leaders.
Whether you call it a right or a privilege, it is very special because it is something that not all people outside of the United States have.
The freedom that comes with a democracy is something all Americans should cherish.
I want to show my appreciation for this freedom by offering a congratulatory handshake to supporters of the Joe Biden team for their win. I sincerely ask that other supporters of Donald Trump follow my example and put out your hands as a start to the end of the partisanship that is chipping away at the moral foundation of our country because the bones are not good.
If we do not take steps to restore that foundation, we all fall down with consequences that may be devastating and irreversible.
Hope that prison is Trump’s next house
Our long national nightmare is over at last. The voters have spoken. That ignominious, imbecilic, bloated buffoon, Donald J. Trump will soon be exorcised from our daily lives.
Now, his fate rests in the hands of the attorneys of the Southern District of New York. If there is any justice, he will then be relocated from the White House to the Big House.
Trump is willing to divide the nation
As a Vietnam veteran, I am offended by the presence of Donald Trump at Arlington National Cemetery this past Veterans Day.
Trump did his little fidgety dance while dishonoring the spirit of those he considered “suckers and losers.”
Trump has also dishonored the voters of this nation by claiming — without a shred of evidence — that the election was rife with fraud.
As usual, his cult accepts his lies without question despite that fact that Democrat and Republican state election officials reported no signs of wrongdoing.
Trump’s bogus claims are nothing more than a feeble attempt to throw shade at the electoral victory of Joe Biden. In the process, he has demonstrated that he is more than willing to further divide this nation and question the integrity of our institutions in a desperate attempt to sooth his fractured ego.
In his world it’s Trump “Uber Alles.” Nothing else matters.
New Yorkers need real facts on covid
The state Department of Health may be underreporting nursing home deaths by over 10,000. Why does New York state report its total covid deaths as about 26,000 when many reputable sources (Johns Hopkins, CDC, Worldometers, NYTimes) report between 33,000 and 34,000 deaths?
And why do all of New York’s bordering states report adult care facility (nursing home/assisted living) deaths as 50-76% of their respective total covid deaths, while New York reports only about 15%?
If you assume New York is really at the lower end of the neighboring state range of 50%, actual adult care facility deaths could be about 17,000. That’s about 10,000 more than New York’s reported number of 6,722 ACF deaths.
New York is not including people in their nursing home death tally if they contracted covid in the nursing home but then died elsewhere. Why not? Could it be that the governor is using some sleight of hand to make it look better than it really is? Dr. Howard Zucker, you have been asked for several months to shed more light on actual adult care facility deaths.
How do you expect us to take your public service announcements seriously when you can’t even give us the real facts?
Town of Florida
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