Stefanik may pay a price for backing lies
Isn’t it funny we teach our children to tell the truth. But Liz Cheney tells the truth, and the Republicans oust her out of her position.
And then we have Elise Stefanik, who gets her job because she believes in the lies of Donald Trump. It is a shame this young lady has forgotten she represents upstate New York not Washington, D.C. She stands by a man who sponsors a riot in our Capitol. She’d better look in her district; there are signs asking her to resign.
As a veteran, I hope the lady who ran against her the last time runs again. Or if not her, Mickey Mouse, someone who can determine what the truth is.
Fortunate to have Ellis in Schenectady
Currently there are questions and concerns about the future of Ellis Hospital that I share.
However, this letter is about the outstanding staff they have at Ellis Hospital.
My husband was scheduled for a procedure in the hospital, and from the moment we drove up to valet parking, the staff could not have been nicer or more thoughtful.
I was using a walker, and they put both of us in wheelchairs and made sure we were comfortable.
He was on the cardiac Cath lab floor and people were not only concerned and helpful for him, but also for me. I was able to wait with him until the actual procedure and then was moved to another area.
One of the nurses asked if I were warm enough and when I said no, she put a heated blanket around me. This is just one example of how attentive they were.
So, a resounding thank you to the staff at Ellis Hospital.
We are fortunate to have such considerate people to take care of us in Schenectady.
Don’t blow up the system to suit views
Ah, so Mr. Figliozzi now opposes the Senate’s filibuster.
His most recent column on May 30 (“Ending the filibuster will help save democracy”) doesn’t tell us if this is a long held conviction or a newly arrived upon opinion. If the latter, what changed his mind?
If this is a long held belief, did he cheer Mitch McConnell’s decision to “nuke” the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees? I don’t recall that column.
Did he criticize the Democrats for the use of the filibuster when Trump was president? Again, I don’t recall that column.
It seems many people have positions on the filibuster which appear and disappear Brigadoon-like into the mists, depending on who controls the Senate.
He is right about one thing though: Our system has multiple non-democratic features.
And thank God for that. The Bill of Rights specifically protects rights a majority can’t eliminate “democratically.”
The Electoral College. which progressives like Mr. Figliozzi hated so much in 2000 and 2016, gave Bill Clinton mandates in 1992 and 1996 when he didn’t win a majority of the popular vote.
Let’s not blow up our current system just because we can’t get everything we want when we want it.
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