Stefanik benefitting from fealty to Trump
So, Elise Stefanik is doing a wonderful job holding Andrew Cuomo accountable for his actions; not so much in holding the disgraced, twice-impeached former president accountable for his actions.
But then, as a Republican she obviously sees the writing on the wall. Being a Trump toadie is essential for advancement in the new GOP caucus led by the likes of Kevin McCarthy. Since I do not live in the 21st District, my opinion of Stefanik hardly matters, until, of course, she decides to make her own run for the White House.
Dems, media ignore Dems’ malfeasance
The Aug. 5 political cartoon depicting Cuomo with Gaetz, and Trump with a GOP mascot shows this paper believes that there are no Democratic sexual deviants. However, this cartoon is lacking a few people: i.e. Democrat Bill Clinton who defiled the Oval Office with his sexual antics.
And no mention of the Kennedy brothers, John and Ted either.
It’s easy to forget these and many other Democrats and their behavior, especially when it’s your job to bash the Republicans.
If Mr. Cuomo was a Republican, he would’ve been driven out of office months ago by the Democrats and the media.
Mary Ann Brown
Schenectady should offer free internet
Our vital network of roads and bridges is called infrastructure.
We collectively fund it via taxes. It works better than a patchwork of fee collecting.
The internet with many expanding purposes has become a vital part of a global infrastructure. It is supported by a patchwork of user fees and locally funded hot-spots.
A technologically doable possibility is free internet access for all persons on our planet. The cost and environmental damage would be much lower than existing roads and bridges.
Global actions start locally.
Schenectady pioneered much of the internet-dependent technology, including electric power, radio and television. Dr. Charles Steinmetz was famous as the Electric Wizard of Schenectady and Union College. He also cared about people. He served as president of the City Council and school board. He championed free books for all students.
School children have been terribly handicapped by closed schools during the pandemic. Remote learning has been impossible for many without the internet.
Wikipedia provides a wealth of knowledge for people with every interest. Videos show how to do things. They provide amazing documentaries and wonderful music. The user gets to select and pick a convenient time.
Schenectady can do quality-of-life-improving leadership with free internet for all. It can best be done by extending library services. Branches now provide access during the limited open hours.
It could and should be 24 hours a day to all parts of Schenectady County.
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