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Letters to the Editor Wednesday, Feb. 10

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Soulless Cuomo has failed New York

Andy Cuomo has no soul.
Why did it take six months and a Supreme Court judge ruling for his administration to finally release the data of nursing home deaths?
Blowing off the FOIL requests shows his complete guilt in not reporting the truth to these families that suffered a horrible loss.
Now, we “taxed to the moon” taxpayers get to pay the legal fees for the Empire Center’s lawyers. Cuomo himself should bear this cost for his utter incompetence.
Cuomo’s “Who cares; they died” remark proves his heartless arrogance. New York was rapidly declining prior to the virus and it all circles back to his policies and ineptness.
I don’t know who is the bigger failure, the governor of New York or the governor of California.
Michael P. Croce Sr.
Ballston Spa

Trump gave up pay, but got much more

I have noticed that Trump supporters are fond of stating that he doesn’t take the salary that is due to presidents of the United States. Actually, federal regulations compel him to take a $1.00 salary.
However, that doesn’t make Donnie the altruist his followers claim he is.
As of December 2020, the parasitic ex-president has spent $151.5 million in taxpayer dollars — the equivalent of 379 years of presidential salary — playing golf.
Walter Wouk
Summit

Use common sense to stop covid spread

It’s Sunday morning, Jan. 24. I’m watching the news and reading the Sunday papers.
On TV some place (I didn’t catch where), they’re giving covid shots. That’s nice. However, the person giving the shot was not wearing a mask or gloves. The person getting the shot is also not wearing a mask. Their faces are less than two-and-a-half feet apart. Are people crazy?
Then someone is giving nurses tickets to the Super Bowl. How nice. Let’s put our front line workers on planes to travel to another state. What happened to limiting travel? You could give them the money to go to the Super Bowl and hopefully they would spend it on something less risky. I know for some people, going to the Super Bowl would be worth it. But is it really fair to all of us to keep the spread going?
Then President Biden is on the news saying it is going to get worse before it gets better. Of course, it is. People have no common sense these days. Just look at the death toll, soon to hit 500,000.
Also, that person giving shots with no PPE was not washing her hands in between each shot.
I’m 66 years old. I want a shot. But the giver and all there getting shots better have PPE on or you can stick your shot where the sun doesn’t shine!
Jacqueline Wekszner
Pattersonville

Steam, not smoke, comes from stacks

A photo was posted on page C3 of the Feb. 2 Gazette. The caption posted said “Clouds of smoke emerge from paper mill smokestacks along the Hudson River on a cold morning.”
I think your Erica Miller should learn the difference between smoke and steam/water vapor.
I remember many uninformed people claim they saw “lots of smoke” coming from the Palo Verde Nuclear plant in Arizona when it was water vapor from the cooling towers. Misinformation only stirs up the green people.
John White
Ballston Spa

To get a fresh start, dump instigators

As an 82-year-old disabled veteran, I am deeply concerned about the latest developments in Washington.
I would like to see the removal of the instigators who indirectly may have cause the deaths of five people, plus considerable damage to the White House, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Ted Cruz, and last but not least Elise Stefanik.
Let’s get rid of “Bad News” and start fresh in 2021.
Joseph Druzba
Schenectady

 

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32 Comments

RAYMOND HARRIS

Walter Wouk – I also wonder how much Trump made off his hotels and resorts that he failed to divest himself from. Can’t believe he is getting away with it.

Perhaps Walter and Ray feel that the president should pay for his own personal security. I admit that it would make changing political leadership so much easier. I doubt that confining the possible presidential candidates to billionaires will be good for the country. We can deal with their concern by either confining the president to the White House for his elected term or accept the reality that there are unavoidable costs associated with having an elected president.

William Marincic

President Trump has been out of office for three weeks, gas prices are up almost a half a dollar a gallon and I still don’t see anything from Democrats about what a great President Biden, is all I see is the continuous negative stories and trashing of former President Trump. The only thing Joe Biden will show us is what a great president Donald J Trump was.

In case you forgot, President Trump incited an insurrection on our Democracy on January 6th, so yeah, the stories about him are going to be negative. Also, there’s a global pandemic if you haven’t heard. Go look at the historical gas price charts. They were at $2.50/gallon before the pandemic and plummeted to $1.74 at the peak of the shutdown. Why did prices plummet? Demand tanked because everyone was stuck at home not using their cars. Lower demand equals lower prices, you know, simple supply and demand economics. Now, stay with me here Billy so you can follow the logic; since that low in April, prices have slowly risen and declined based upon various states of shutdowns and openings across the country, and since the announcement of the vaccine, as the world is starting to open back up, demand, and prices, have risen from $2.10 on November 9 when the Pfizer vaccine was announced to $2.39 on Inauguration Day, and up to $2.49 today, the same amount it was prior to the pandemic when Trump was in office. But don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story about how Biden has “destroyed” the oil companies with his “radical left” agenda lmao.

RAYMOND HARRIS

Matt – Thanks for the facts. Bill has never been a fan of facts or proper perspective. He just parrots what he hears on right wing media.

Insults are not a substitute for substance. Ray you have no idea what the price of gasoline is. Since gasoline is only obtainable by buying the product and paying the associated taxes the price of a product that can not be purchased by itself has no meaning

William Marincic

I’m curious how President Trump could incite a insurrection when the FBI and the capital police new weeks in advance that there was gonna be trouble on that day? The head of the capital police made 10 separate requests for national guard and more police on that day and his request was denied. It’s all coming out now. This is just another witch hunt.

geri krawitz

not as much as obama who came away with 3 homes worth 75 million. other than the chicago corruption and the hospital job arranged for michelle he should not have had a great deal of money and yet here he is a multi millionaire which trump was before becoming president; yes i know the book and netflix deal but tha does not bring in enough.
,why should he have to divest himself of properties he owned for many years he did give up his salary.
why are you so bitter do you think your life will be better with millions going to illegals and millions wasted on impeachments. WHERE IS THE WHISTLE BLOWER the whole
center of the first impeachment. i know that without law and order life for me will not be as good nor will it be for the millions of legal and honest americans.
by the way do you not love the WHO report.nothing to see here in china folks it was the australian meats. how can anyone believe the thuggish chinesse who never according to them have ever done anything wrong the muslims they have in camps the chemical warfare they are pursuing the sprattly island fortifications they are the new fascists and apparently you support them

Doesn’t bring in enough? The Obamas made an estimated $60 million from both their recent book deals, Barack Obama brought in millions in royalties from his previous three books he wrote, and $50 million from their Netflix deal, plus millions from speaking fees. He made $400k per year for his TWO terms in office, so that’s $3.2 million right there, plus he makes $200k per year as a presidential pension. I’m no mathematician, but that seems to check out. Don’t be upset that Obama is more in demand, and a better deal maker than Trump ever was. Jealousy doesn’t look good on you geri.

From Matt’s comment: “…Jealousy doesn’t look good on you geri. ” Are you flattering Geri by assuming that she thinks like you? Alternatively, are you claiming that you know her so well that that you know what motivated her statement? I suggest that attributing motivation to others is self revealing and ought to be done with care not to confuse the other with self

geri krawitz

surely you jest please show me tthe figures from a respectable news source
you can make up anything you want as dems usually do does not make it so
you are like jill with her 100% any figures will do

geri krawitz

is this the british financial times and why would i believe them other papers say differntly my beliefs are as valid as yours

OK, show me the other papers then. Your beliefs are not as valid if they’re based on incorrect or false information.

Matt the reference that you have provided is a subscription form… try again

geri krawitz

even if those figures are correct how can he have property worth 70 million send children to college and pay living expenses he takes many many vacations, does michelle make her own clothing even if she did their would be a cost. it doesnt add up

Show me some evidence that his three residences are worth $75 million, I haven’t seen anything even close to that. His house in Martha’s Vineyard is worth $12 million and I presume that is his most expensive residence. You clearly don’t know how money works or how mortgages work, so perhaps you shouldn’t be making assumptions about how the Obamas, who I just explained how much money they’ve made off of book deals, Netflix deals, and speaking fees, are able to purchase expensive homes. It’s not that hard to understand Geri, unless you don’t understand how the world works.

geri krawitz

mr. croce hands down coumo his policies have caused the deaths of many elderly and yet no one complains. i agree his remark about they are dead what difference does it make horrible. he was hated when he worked in clinton administration and still has continued his arrogant very stupid ways

geri krawitz

mr. harris forgot to mention the incident where a couple were getting married at a a golf course man in the service, but had to move it because obama wanted to play through. i cannot imaging the stupidity arrogance and narcisism that would give someone the thinking that this is correct

You forget to mention that after Obama realized that the wedding had been rescheduled on his behalf, he personally called the couple to apologize and offer his congratulations. You know, because that’s what you do when you’re human, and decisions are made that negatively affect other people. Still waiting for evidence of Donald Trump apologizing for anything….

geri krawitz

small comfort after they had to make the changes obama knew before that they were getting married at that particular place, yet went ahead. how gracious to get youre way and then apologize of course playing through for the magic you know far more important than a wedding. wow congratulations they can build a home with that

RAYMOND HARRIS

Matt – Thanks for the facts. Bill has never been a fan of facts or proper perspective. He just parrots what he hears on right wing media.

geri krawitz

did i just read this comment earlier? your answer for everyone who thinks differntly from you. we doubters of the democrats have far more information than you have
proven information. trump and family stole nothing he even gave up his salary, and i am still waiting for the whistleblower the ridiculous dems and news people who pay no attention to facts expect the rest of the world will also do so.
would love your and matts opinion as to WHO saying the wuhan started with meat from australia. what imbeciles if only we all lived in a place as clean and wonderful as austrlia
the times etc have not condemned this stupidity do you buy it probably

geri krawitz

you refute my math skills but have not given any corrections remember jill 75% white 25% black and the rest native americans and other minorities. does that add yo for you?
a wise mouth from you but no facts

geri krawitz

jill biden in her theses said a normal classroom consists of 75% white 25% black and the rest of the classroom composed of native americans and other minorities.
are you able to understand and accept this
doctorates are useless titles and obviously in some cases the thesis is probably not even read let alone defended. (in case ytou do not know it has to be defended)

RAYMOND HARRIS

Here’s a news story for all you climate denies and fossil fuel lovers: More than 8 million people around the world die each year as a result of breathing polluted air that contains particles from fossil fuels, a new study published in the journal Environmental Research has found. That means about 1 in 5 global deaths is due to this kind of pollution. Fossil fuels don’t just cause climate change, researchers explained. They also release tiny poisonous particles that can aggravate respiratory conditions like asthma and can lead to lung cancer, coronary heart disease, stroke and early death. This link has been known, but the toll, as calculated by the study, is much higher than previously thought. Research has also found a link between higher levels of long-term pollution and more deaths from Covid-19.

Fred Barney wants to know if he stops driving his Oldsmobile for a day, how many lives will he save?
And can they just be thoughtful people?

geri krawitz

i could not find any reference to the journal of american research.
we do not need to look for reasons for death when we have coumo

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