City BLM protesters should be ashamed
I really thought MAGA had used up the full quota of available stupid.
Turns out I was wrong.
There was plenty left for the local BLM protesters yelling, “I want you to get fired,” and referring to the police as “Schenectady scumbags” in the Aug. 27 Gazette article (“Protesters crash police community outreach”).
The officers (who were present for a neighborhood children’s meet and greet) had to “rebuked the protesters for using foul language in the presence of (the) children.”
Turns out there is plenty enough stupid around to make us all ashamed.
History will be the judge in Afghanistan
Everyone is watching Afghanistan to see what is going to be the outcome, what will be written about the conflict in the history books, what is going to be said about how the withdrawal from there was executed, if it was done in a strategic way or if it could have been planned better.
Right now everyone has the privilege to point the finger at the other guy. But sooner or later, the truth will appear. Then it will explain in detail if the withdrawal was handled properly for all involved. There will be many different opinions from all over the world, which will point out whether the United States did a good job of removing everyone from Afghanistan.
It will also show the world if the United States is going to still be looked up to as it was before.
Will the history books show praise, or will they state that there was room for improvement in the handling of the withdrawal?
Walter “Neal” Brazell
Hypocrisy is not confined to GOP
Kudos to Mr. John Figliozzi for noting in his Aug. 22 column (“Republicans not credible on Cuomo sex abuse”) hypocrisy is widespread in politics and especially for noticing both parties are guilty of it.
Where he gets lost is in suggesting that only Republicans are not credible because of their myriad sins as enumerated in Democratic talking points.
Yes, Trump has a disgraceful record toward women going back many years and Republicans mostly did not criticize him as strongly as perhaps they should.
But his behaviors go back many years, most of which occurred when Trump was a Democrat and a contributor to the Clintons, Schumer and others.
Would Mr. Figliozzi disqualify all Democrats from making public comments now when they didn’t criticize Trump then?
How about Democrats who didn’t criticize Bill Clinton (You, Senator Gilibrand) until the #metoo movement arose?
I have never voted for Trump, the Clintons or the Cuomos, and right now I am not enthralled with Stefanik.
But I think the issue of hypocrisy really is better understood in this context as something politicians do — practice politics.
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