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Letters to the Editor Monday, June 7


Stefanik rewarded for supporting lies

If Elise Stefanik read “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich,” William Shirer’s history of Nazi Germany, when she was at Harvard, she would see some uncomfortable parallels between that time and ours.
In November 1923, Hitler led a mob to overthrow the German government. It failed, and Hitler went to jail, where he wrote “Mein Kampf” blaming Jews for his own and Germany’s problems.
Fast forward almost 100 years to 2016: Donald Trump started his presidential run by blaming Mexicans (later expanded to include many other groups).
He won that election, but lost in 2020, and multiple recounts proved it.
On Jan. 6, Trump called his followers to Washington and encouraged them to stop the certification of Biden’s win.
We all know what happened next: His mob violently occupied the Capitol, lawmakers and staff had to be evacuated, and the normal counting of electoral votes was suspended until that evening.
If you were watching television that day, you saw what happened and it was scary.
Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s background and voting record prove she’s an authentic conservative Republican.
She lost her position in Republican leadership because she spoke out against Trump’s fraudulent account of the riot — she was there that day and saw what happened in person.
Elise Stefanik was there as well, but has accepted Trump’s lies about the riot because she knows that total subservience to Donald Trump is required in today’s Republican Party.
As a reward, Stefanik got Cheney’s position.
Michael Tibbetts

Shame on district for biased approach

I want to thank The Gazette for both the May 30 article (“Mideast conflict hits home”) about the email sent to SCSD staff and the June 2 editorial (“District offers poor lesson.”).
As a city resident, taxpayer and a Jew, I was appalled that the CRC would promote a huge bias for Palestinians against Israel by instructing staff on what words to use about Israel, plus websites to help teach only this one-sided view.
Telling staff that the words to use, such as “ethnic cleansing” and “colonization” was reprehensible.
Shame on the Schenectady City School District and kudos to The Daily Gazette! Thank you!
Ellen Carpenter


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We’re just a small group of people on this forum that I’m sure isn’t read by many so there’s not much relevance in the big picture when one blogger inaccurately accuses someone of deflection. But on the big time national stage it certainly has great relevance when millions of sheep get on the GOP deflection band wagon to skirt important facts, as have some of the the right wing-nut parrots on this forum.

June 3rd, 2021
DEFLECTION IS ALL YOU HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Parts of a Washington Post story:
“But more significantly, the focus on from where the virus came appears to be an attempt to distract from the chief failure of the Trump administration — its uneven and chaotic response to the outbreak once it began spreading within the United States.
Trump frequently told the public it was not a serious threat and would go away soon, including when the weather changed. He resisted public health policies that medical experts said could save lives and sent conflicting signals to the public about whether to wear masks. He said you should, but he would not. Trump also sought to take little responsibility for the pandemic response, often saying it was the job of state governments, not his administration, to take action.
Now close to 600,000 Americans have died from the virus — a statistic that is impervious to the debate over whether the virus leaked from a Chinese lab or was spread from an animal to a human”….

“Fox News host Tucker Carlson has called for a criminal investigation into Fauci and featured graphics that flash, “Lord Fauci, Patron Saint of Wuhan.”
“They’re using Dr. Fauci as a way to direct attention from what actually was a massive government failure from the White House and individuals Donald Trump put in place to handle some of this pandemic,” Amesh Adalja, (senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security) said.”
June 3rd, 2021
DEFLECTION IS ALL YOU HAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes siree Bob, trump, disinfecting bleach, sunlight and the my pillow guy vs. Fauci, masks,vaccines and science and who do Republicans attempt to make look bad? Absolutely pathetic!

Mr. Restifo Trump was following Fauci and Birks lead so blame them, Fauci even said that Trump took all of his advice. Had Trump not imposed the travel ban we would have many more dead. If Trump had not pushed operation warp speed we would be like India as would the world. Funny how Trump accused the Wuhan lab but the complicit media attacked him and now as usual it seems like Trump was correct. As far as Tucker it seems that Fauci according to his own emails blames the virus on nature because it was the NIH that he runs that gave money to the Wuhan lab to do gain of function research and his hands would be dirty. Read the email’s stooge.

Really, Trump took all of Fauci’s advice!? How come Trump mocked everyone for wearing masks and only kind of endorsed mask wearing in July when the CDC recommended mask wearing at the beginning of April?

How come Fauci said the worst days were ahead of us last fall, but Trump was saying we were “rounding the corner”, even though indeed, the winter was the deadliest time for COVID?

Please don’t deflect, and answer those two questions directly.

Matt have you read the Fauci emails where he’s telling his friends and people in the medical community don’t bother wearing masks because they don’t work yet he’s telling us that we have to wear one and two masks I guess Trump was correct again.

Stop being so obtuse. Fauci said the typical surgical masks don’t do anything to prevent someone from contracting the virus, they only prevent the spread from an infected person to others. Which is true, and why Fauci encouraged their use, because infected people could be spreading the virus more easily without masks. How is that so hard to comprehend? And before you retort with “but, but, he said at the beginning of the pandemic that you don’t need to wear masks,” that was true at the beginning when he feared a shortage of masks for essential workers, and prior to the quick spread of the disease throughout the United States. Thousands of e-mails from Dr. Fauci, and you pick one line from a single e-mail and don’t even accurately describe the context, just to make a point that your savior Trump was “right”. *eye roll*


Matt–yes and did Dr. Fauci agree with injecting bleach or putting light inside the body? What a ridiculous statement Zachary made. 45 and his cult members constantly have to have an “enemy”–someone else to blame, so Dr. Fauci is their scapegoat. Nobody was correct about this virus, but we do know that 45 had serious information early on and HID it from the public–just another of his cover-ups.

Sad that you never read The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
When most of what comes out tends to lack credibility, or simply disparages perceived enemies, any possible “truth” will likely be ignored.
I think we learned that around 2nd grade.

Good gawd.
Why bother commenting at all? We all know by now where you all get your marching orders. Spare us the foolishness.
The White race in America is being challenged in their hypocrisy and dominance, and their representative political party is dying for their narrow-mindedness.
That’s all we need to know.


Michael Tibbetts:
Thought your letter was great. – Sad that approximate 40 percent of Americans don’t get and aren’t realizing how much at risk democracy is today. They actually think you’re off base, when the reality is you’re spot on.


Michael Tibbetts–And let’s add to your post that Hitler plotted while in jail and made a comeback. 45 continues to plot, lie, spread conspiracy theories, and to rake in the dough from suckers believing this crap. Look at the enormous difference between Nixon’s gop and now…they support all the obvious breaks of tradition, norms, and even of the Law and our Constitution. The Insurrection was an inside job–that’s why the gop voted down the Commission. Now, cult members are being put in positions to continue his devious plan, plus with voter suppression in high gear. So our democratic republic is in serious danger, even though we hoped (and some prayed) we might be rid of that boil on our arse! 45 will just not go away…and justice cannot come fast enough.

The TDS is strong today. Deflect, deflect, deflect. I laugh because Mr. Marincic keeps asking where the pro-Biden posts are rather than the anti-Trump ones. He is spot on.


Zachary–we are not worried about Biden, we are not obsessed with the Border. We are extremely frightened of the Mango Mussolini who will not stop destroying our country! If that pathologically lying traitor would shut the hell up and go away, then we could focus on actually solving problems, rather than having to speak up/speak out to save our nation.


Wake up man, “Deflect, deflect, deflect.” Reread my first post. Foxers only see, hear and believe what they want. Reality doesn’t matter.

June 6th, 2021
Mr. Marincic I agree wholeheartedly.

And now again today your saying Marincic “is spot on.”

“A fool always finds some greater fool to admire him.” — Boileau.

Kind of like Matt Gaetz or marjorie Taylor Green backing up trump.

Get back to work.


Additionally smart guy, regarding pro-Biden posts vs. bashing trump it’s kind of like two men working for the USPS, one consistently doing his job as expected while maintaining amicable relations with his colleagues and coworkers, the other goes “postal”. Guess which gets talked about for what he has done and makes the news.

I can’t say enough how strong the TDS is in you people. You should see someone for that Trump Derangement Syndrome sits affecting your minds.

tRump = Republican Party
It’s a phenomenon, sorta like a train wreck, or I prefer, a massive glacier calving. You see happening and can’t look away.

See here, from our friends at Pew Research:
Non-Hispanic White Americans make up the largest share of registered voters in the U.S., at 69% of the total as of 2019. Hispanic and Black registered voters each account for 11% of the total, while those from other racial or ethnic backgrounds account for the remainder (8%).

White voters account for a diminished share of registered voters than in the past, declining from 85% in 1996 to 69% ahead of this year’s election. This change has unfolded in both parties, but White voters have consistently accounted for a much larger share of Republican and Republican-leaning registered voters than of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters (81% vs. 59% as of 2019).

So the obvious question is, why do so many Whites gravitate to the tRump Party?
And given that 7 in 10 of all voters are non-White, and as I’ve posted here in the past, untold tens of thousands, likely more like hundreds of thousands have left the tRump Party since they tried to overthrow the government on 1/6, what does this spell for our red friends? How does this beleaguered Party plan to reverse this trend?
Well their answer to the last question is pretty clear: “fix” the electoral process so less non-Whites and other non-tRumpers can vote. How logical! How brilliant!

How utterly, blatantly racist.


Zachary– Here’s Liz Cheney (who I disagree with on policy, but still have respect for):
“As I said, I think what Donald Trump did is the most dangerous thing, the most egregious violation of an oath of office of any president in our history,” Cheney said earlier Saturday. “And so the idea that a few weeks after he did that, the leader of the Republicans in the House would be at Mar-a-Lago, essentially, you know, pleading with him to to somehow come back into the fold, or whatever it was he was doing, to me was was inexcusable.”
Cheney also compared Trump’s rhetoric to that of the Chinese Communist Party, arguing…”When you listen to Donald Trump talk now, when you hear the language he’s using now, it is essentially the same things that the Chinese Communist Party, for example, says about the United States and our democracy,” she said.
“When he says that our system doesn’t work … when he suggests that it’s, you know, incapable of conveying the will of the people, you know, that somehow it’s failed — those are the same things that the Chinese government says about us,” Cheney continued. “And and it’s very dangerous and damaging … and it’s not true.”
This is not merely TDS– HE IS AN ONGOING THREAT! If you don’t think we can lose our fragile democracy, then YOU are the one with Derangement Syndrome.

Is there a better example of the “no I’m not, you are!” mentality than what passes for debate skills from these poor people?
I think it’s Big Tech and their so-called 5G technology which is targeting conservatives’ brains with microwaves. Well done, Bill Gates!

jclark, wow, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize that the daughter of George (make a war) Bush’s VP would hate Trump. Trump humiliated the Bush family and in effect Cheney as well. Carry on…..


Zachary–DEFLECT! DEFLECT! DEFLECT! Cheney hates him? She voted 93% of the time with him compared to Stefanik’s 77%! And Cheney is speaking the truth–what is plainly OBVIOUS to any sane person (and we watched it live, in horror). You refuse to see REALITY smacking you right in the face. 45 will go down as the Insurrectionist president, and there’s no defense. IF. NOT. FOR. HIM. it never would have happened…PERIOD! And he is STILL at it, so get your head out of your **** and help defend America.


Zachary–Please answer this…Do you believe that 45 is going to be “reinstated” this August as he and his minions say?

I never heard him say he was going to be reinstated in August just from people like you. My answer would be a resounding “NO” that’s stupid talk.

Right, humiliated them.
You do understand the difference between humiliate and insult, right?
No, you don’t and you proudly don’t care.


For your reading pleasure. Two unbiased fact checking sites regarding Dr Fauci emails.
You have to read the whole articles to understand them though. Please pay attention to the time lines as it explains how thing changed and evolved as time went on and he became more knowledgeable. Probably won’t see this bit of wisdom on Fox, as I find it relevant to a lot of things this past year or so.
“Science is not the truth. Science is finding the truth. When science changes its opinion, it didn’t lie to you. It learned more.”

And finally”opinions based on fact are just so much more relevant, though.”

Did you hear Trump say he will be reinstated or did someone hear from a friend who heard it from a friend? Sounds like the REO Speedwagon song On The Run!!


Zachary, 45 is echoing what his own lawyer, Sydney Powell, and the pillow guy are saying. Is that really hard to believe with all the Qanon conspiracies infecting the trump cultists? He tried a coup in January and praised the Insurectionists that he “loves,” waited 3 hours delighting in Capitol police being brutalized and killed before sending help, and didn’t care that his own VP was going to be hanged. Then it was March, now August…stringing the idiots along that fill his pockets. Wake up, man. He comes right out and says all kinds of crazy things.

jclark that’s an absolute lie from the leftist anti-American liberals and MSM. He did not try a coup. Who told you that Antifa, Animal Liberation Front, or Black Bloc? You lefties sing the same song of insanity. Wow, at least you are all consistent in your wacko ramblings.


Zachary–I WATCHED THE INSURRECTION WITH MY OWN EYES, HEARD WITH MY OWN EARS IN REAL TIME. If not for HIM, it never would have happened. You live in 1984 Orwellian world…poor thing.


Waste of time and effort responding to Zachery for sure. Does not and will not ever acknowledge anything other than what he believes from his RW sources. He is sounding a little desperate in his replies defending his positions anyway.

I’ve noticed that.
It’s pretty clear that someone who conceivably might throw their own family under the bus to protect their self-righteousness (and we have seen real examples of that from this group) has some issues they might need help working through.
Tragically it often takes some tragedy, or calamity, to bring them back. Witness any cult we seen.

First off Florida I am an independent so I get my news everywhere right wing, left wing, and center. Secondly you people are the ones that will never change your opinion you parrot everything you hear on CNN, and MSNBC. Finally Florida you are the type of person that leaves New York because of high taxes and restrictions and you move to an open state like Florida and then you go there and you vote Democrat to try to change Florida into the state that you left how stupid is that?


Zachary, First off I was registered Conservative and voted according to who was the best candidate from either party. Once retired and no immediate family left in NY we decided to relocate. Weather and siblings living here determined we move here. Yes taxes are cheaper here, but they get you in many other ways. Auto and Home insurance are pretty much double NY. Schools are abysmal, so glad we don’t have kids of school age. I will vote Democrat for Governor in 22 if they have viable candidate, as DeathSAntis is a wannabe FG 2 as if it’s any of your business why we left NY. Why do you stay in NY if it’s so bad and Democrat run?

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