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Letter to the Editor Monday, March 8

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Celebrate past, look to future for women

Women’s History Month is an annual declared month highlighting contributions of women in history and contemporary society.
It is celebrated during March with International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8.
The purpose is to increase consciousness of women’s influence by remembering notable and ordinary women, in hopes the day will soon come when it is impossible to teach or learn history without acknowledging these contributions.
The Junior League of Schenectady and Saratoga Counties is one of the Capital Region’s longest-established women’s civic leadership organizations.
We have spent the past 90 years celebrating and appreciating women who helped found and propel us — including Kay Rozendaal, Helen George and Karen Johnson — while keeping an eye toward the future.
Nationally and statewide thanks to the Association of Junior Leagues International and the New York Public Affairs Committee, we are inspired by our founder Mary Harriman, original member Eleanor Roosevelt and the scores of strong women civic leaders who make lasting impacts every day.
Junior Leaguers work to better conditions for women and are proud to have advocated for the passage of legislation closing the gender pay gap, end human trafficking and increase voter access while implementing menstrual justice initiatives.
Yet there is still much work to be done.
That is why we are now focusing on antiracism and allyship initiatives and creating a curriculum identifying signs and symptoms of teen dating violence.
We cannot rest on our laurels this Women’s History Month.
Our daughters, granddaughter, nieces and goddaughters depend on us.
Denise Murphy McGraw
Niskayuna
The writer is president of the Junior League of Schenectady & Saratoga Counties.
Katelyn Galbraith
Ballston Spa
The writer is chairwoman of the New York State Public Affairs Committee of the Junior Leagues.

 

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44 Comments

William Marincic

Going on 50 days and Biden has yet to address Congress and he has yet to have a press conference. Who is the man behind the curtain it’s not the Wizard of Oz, who is the man running the United States it’s not Joe Biden.

50 days of working for the American people and providing relief in a once-in-a-century pandemic, and getting our economy going again. Donald Trump played golf at least six times during this same time period in his presidency lmao.

FRED BARNEY

How does Biden’s open borders policy help the American people? I do not think adding to the unemployment problem helps the citizens!

geri krawitz

do you mean to say that their is not a policy as yet for immigrants? play it as it goes along i know you are not being facetious i doubt that you are capable of that what are you saying the unexplored mind of the belligerent democrat

William Marincic

Ray, Biden has no policy on anything. Bidens policy is stopping everything Trump did as fast as he casn, they all know they only have 2 years.

RAYMOND HARRIS

Fred, policies are not inferred. But since you brought it up, what did Biden “infer” that got you all worked up?

FRED BARNEY

Ray, actions are an indicatory of ones world outlook. We have seen Biden open up the Southern Border to the extent that we are importing the Mexican variant of the Covid virus. Since this is the result of Biden’s administrative decisions I would call these actions the result of policy choices even if as, Ray contends, they were not written down.

FRED BARNEY

​The number of migrants testing positive for the coronavirus before being released into the US by the Border Patrol is surging, almost doubling the amount from last week, according to a report. ​​

That’s all you got, isn’t it? You brought up this empty, pearl-clutching (for you) issue, what… 3 times over the past week?
Find your way to Whitehouse.gov and look at the Press briefings link, if Whitehouse transparency is a problem for you. But that’s not really the issue, is it?

William Marincic

President Trump got operation warpspeed up and running along with getting four Middle East peace deals while dealing with the pandemic. President Trump worked an average of 18 hours per day, Biden said he goes to bed early. President Trump had almost daily press conferences where he answered questions from the press, What’s the great wizard Biden hiding? I would be willing to bet that he doesn’t complete one year of his term and that’s being generous.

RAYMOND HARRIS

Hey Bill, have you heard:

President Biden will deliver the first prime time address of his presidency on Thursday, marking one year since the adoption of sweeping measures to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which subsequently killed nearly 525,000 Americans and battered the economy.

The President will deliver a direct-to-camera address to “discuss the many sacrifices the American people have made over the last year and the grave loss communities and families across the country have suffered,” Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary, told reporters on Monday.

Biden’s address comes a year to the day since the World Health Organization declared the spread of the coronavirus a pandemic and a year to the night since former President Trump delivered an address on the virus from the Oval Office, after initially dismissing it as a minor problem that would go away on its own.

A national emergency declaration, which gave the White House flexibility to direct federal resources to efforts to fight the pandemic, was issued on March 13, 2020.

geri krawitz

whilst trump was advocating causion and travel restrictions, biden coumo pelosi deblasio kept saying COME TO CHINATOWN cmon ray you dod not hear any of these broadcasts> WHO also blamed australia for causing the virus. trump wisely put an end to monies for these corrupt organizations really australia. it should stil,be called the WUHAN virus created in a lab for bacterial warfare.
THWERE IS ONLY ONE SUN AND THE SUN IS CHINA they are rampaging and creating terror no one seems to care that they fortified the sprattly islands and the phillipines malaysia vietnam can not use these waterways even for fishing. trump would have eventually stopped the chinesse but now we have such formidable figures in politics who stop the muppets dr. seuss other childrens programs what a group of mensch these people are taking in such hard causes. idiots

William Marincic

So he is going to read a prepared speech…. How about a full press conference where he has to answer questions without being submitted in advance like Jen Psaki wants? Lets see him handle that or will the Wizard of Oz fall on his face. Why did the White House cut the feed the other day when Biden said he would take questions? I wonder what you all would say if it were Trump, actually I don’t have to wonder, I know.

FRED BARNEY

“Hannaford Supermarkets recently announced $500,000 in donations to support “racial equity and justice initiatives, economic empowerment efforts and educational opportunity scholarships” in the five-state region that includes New York.”

1> Since such gifts are tax deductible the real donation is $500,000 minus the tax break.

2> It looks like another socially sanctioned racist practice!

Overt and implicit oppression of minority demographics happen in almost all cultures. You’re direct evidence of the latter.

There’s nothing “racist” about providing support to those who suffer that oppression. It’s only “racist” to the majority, who would fear losing their majority.

geri krawitz

what oppression? do blacks not hold the same jobs most americans hold? who depives them of places to live that they can economically afford. can they not go to school from kindergarten up can they not go to college?
i feel i should also get reparations because in the 20 and 30’s jewish students had a quata at universities. while my family did do well attended college they may have been held back from thee more exclusive schools reparations please

FRED BARNEY

Chuck has a problem with my view that racism consists of deciding how you will relate to an individual by considering parentage. Once racism is acceptable then tribalism trumps justice. This can be seen by noting Black Lives Matter riots have occurred based on knowing nothing more than hat a black has died at the hands of a white cop.

geri krawitz

what is this emphasis on race other than the dmes feel they will vote for them. they imply that black voters are so stupid that regardless of how feckless dems are they will
still vote for them. idots dont you dare separate girls and boys clothing and toys to make shopping easier we show our support for who knows what by bunching everything together. what does this help with? children can wander over to any group of toys they want. the democrats think even out children are stupid and can we hav an explanation for interferring with a process that has no problems except in the minds of idiots is their anything they will not interfere with except for helping and making a better life for americans and no do not discriminate. also intersting to know that prisoners a term applied to wrong doers also fet the stimu,as check. they have no expenses 3 hots and a cot they dont pay for it we the taypayers do fascists like people in jail all of hitlers supporters came from their

FRED BARNEY

I have a hobby. I enjoy impaling Democrats on their Ideological contradictions. You try constructing an argument that shows I am wrong. Try explaining how the Democrats practice of holding people accountable for actions of others promotes justice. You might use the Child protection act to explain why holding practicing Catholics financially responsible for the actions of gay priests to explain how it is that the Democrats have the right idea about reparations.

RAYMOND HARRIS

“Impaling Democrats”? Don’t get violent on us now. You are really not worth our time to keep correcting you so that you can jump to another topic that would take a dissertation to explain to you. Try do your own research; read.

geri krawitz

then stop reading mr. barney and his sensible erudite thoughts i did like mr vendetti the other day who wanted to pry open our stupid heads HA tal about violence. it doesnt bother you that taxes you pay if you do indeed pay them go to such groups that cancel some of our traditions, (not racism) and frivolously spend monies on nonsense. also still waiting for the dems to admit that hunter is a terrible soth and you love your children but when they are ad devious and crooked and drugged out as hunter yoiu may want to distance yourself. oh i forgot joe helped him in ukraine and china
one statement from your illk saying hunter did wrong would go a long way

FRED BARNEY

Look up the meaning of the term metaphor. As for correcting me I would be delighted if you tried. After all, we would all become wiser – if you were correct.

William Marincic

Please name one time in history where the people fighting to ban books, censure speech, and tear down statues and monuments were the good guys.

CYNTHIA SWANSON

Has anyone else’s noticed Fred’s obsession with race? Yesterday, out of the blue, he brought up reparations in response to Louis’s hypothetical question. Today, it’s criticism of Hannaford; Biden’s “open borders” letting in the dreaded ‘others.’
What is Fred so afraid of? Losing his white ‘privilege?’

geri krawitz

cynthia what fred is opposing is the emphasis put on race by the dems. reparations really? for whom and for what no one living today has experienced forms of racism.
people will always select from their own but the gov has made housing food medicine available for all for a long time. the elite schools give them 300% more on their sats
i find this racism. if people choose to sell drugs and loot and they are arrested that is not racism. most practically all people of color work and are paid the same as whites.
saying it is not so will not make it so. as usual no proof

FRED BARNEY

CYN I raised the point that Blacks have a higher life expectancy than those who now live in formally slave exporting countries. Does anyone think that the Democrats really want to tax the decadents of slaves for their increased life expectancy that is the result of being exported from Africa?

Do you have an answer for the above?

CYNTHIA SWANSON

Fred, you really don’t make any sense. Democrats want to tax the decadents (?) of slaves for increased life expectancy?

Geri, I will continue to ignore your incomprehensible blather.

geri krawitz

cynthia perhaps you should educate yourself so that you can read ideas that you do not agree with.
1 best trump was president
2 hillary never will be no history books for her left in infamy

FRED BARNEY

If the Democrats are seeking reparations for slavery then fairness requires that the decedents of slaves pay for the increased life expectancy they have in comparison to the life expectance of Blacks in formally slave exporting countries. Of course we must also the benefits Blacks have received from the government for being black!

FRED BARNEY

Geri, I will continue to ignore your incomprehensible blather.

Insults are acceptable from small children – not adults!

At least someone got it.
And Happy International Womens’ Day, to you and all women.
How we need more women in positions of power!

geri krawitz

that is correct. really quite a conversation when it starts with i am not listening to anything you say. i do not consider factsd my own opinion is what matters.
why do i get the feeling that you were a huge hillary supporter. the pain of her loosing will probably never cease for you. embrace hunter another fine democrat

LOUIS RESTIFO

Chuck, Ray, Matt, Cynthya,

It’s useless. He talks in meaningless circles that are irrelevant responses to the subject at hand. –
Diversion, deflection and evasion. – All roads lead to Rome, but his Rome is bigotry and racism. Trying to make sense out of what he says it’s like finding symmetry in a bowl of spaghetti, it’s just not there.

I got sucked back in, and will do my damnedest to no longer respond to blah, blah, blah any more, with the possible exception a literal “ blah, blah, blah “ response to him or his racist sidekicks, one of whom’s posts would have more written clarity if you put them in front of a mirror before reading them.

geri krawitz

i am so suprised that you have finally seen the folly of the democrats kudos to you i never thought you would paint biden and company so accurately

geri krawitz

rather than using meaningless phrases please note the disasters.
is it the lack of law and order which is most dire or is it WHITE POWER a nonsense
created by the woke many of them white.
you cannot say there are problems without naming them then we can fix them

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