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Letters to the Editor Monday, Nov. 1


Biden should fix things, then quit

Hey, Joe Biden – time to go!  Open the oil pipelines “you closed,” build the wall “you stopped,“ close our southern border, refund the police! Then resign from your job. Problems solved.
Beverly Borgeest
Clifton Park

Vaccinations will help revive economy

Reading “Stride Toward Freedom” by Martin Luther King, Jr. about the Montgomery bus boycott for a book study, I was brought to tears reading a passage about an elderly woman.
When asked if she wanted a lift, as the buses were being boycotted and she and others had to walk or be picked up by volunteer drivers, “She waved him on saying, “I am not walking for myself. I am walking for my children and my grandchildren.”
What made me tearful was not this particular quote, but the thought that many of us today seem not to think about our children and grandchildren and what their world will be like as a result of actions we take or don’t take.
There is too much “today” thinking and “me” thinking, rather than what is good for the future and others around us.
I recently returned from a trip to Portugal, where everyone on board was vaccinated and masked and tested each day. No fussin’ and grumblin’. We all felt safe.
Everywhere, people were masked. Why? Their economy is supported by tourists. If tourists do not feel secure in coming to their country, their economy will not begin to stabilize. Just another reason to get vaccinated.
Check it out, Portugal has 80% of their population fully vaccinated.
Let’s help workers and shoppers and travelers to feel safe in our own country. How will your vaccination help our economy?
Help people feel safe participating in our economy again? Think into the future and for your grandchildren.
Janice Walz


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Won two terms, so couldn’t have been THAT bad. Which is more than can be said about your boy that lost the presidency, House and Senate in four short years lmao.

Yup, Matt. And Obama, just like Biden, inherited the previous presidents’ disasters! Both times, the economy was ruined and the dems had to clean it up–which Obama did (starting with the help of Bush during the transition which Biden never got). William can never admit that under Obama, the stock market about tripled, unemployment went from about 10 down to 4.7, and millions of jobs were back on–stabilizing the economy. Obama expanded healthcare to 20 million that the gop tried over and over to take away, and expanded human rights. Now Biden inherited a weak economy and hundreds of thousands of dead Americans, with republicans doing NOTHING to lift a finger–just obstruct.

I never said anything about Biden having a great economy, Fred…it’s not great right now…partly FOR THE REASONS STATED ABOVE. Read what I said and then tell me about the price of beef…omg, as if that’s the most important thing right now.

Doug Hampton

Biden has had a rough start no doubt but you are actually saying Obama was bad! Your comments continue to amaze me as your objectivity is just non existent. So I guess GWB was great and then of course Clinton was bad too. Are there any modern day Republicans you didn’t like or Dem’s that you did like?


Here’s an interruption of Beverly Borgeest’s letter: screw the environment and climate change, “burn baby burn”; spend billions on an unnecessary border wall that can and is breached daily; close the southern border so those Black and brown Mexicans and Central Americans cannot infuriate our white country; Biden should increase funding for the police more than he is doing in his budget to counter cuts made by Trump in his last budget; and Biden should turn over the presidency to Kamala Harris so we can have the first Black female president. Is that trump’s platform too, Beverly?

Beverly Borgeest–You may not like Biden’s policies, but he is not, and never will be…an Insurrectionist President like the former guy. Biden is trying his best to save our democratic republic from the autocrat wanna-be and the traitors that support him. Keeping what our Founders set up for us is crucial right now.

Biden is on the edge of passing transformational policies that will finally focus on the lower/middle classes, narrowing the enormous gap between the rich and poor.
Unlike the former guy who inherited a stable, growing economy and with border crossings at a 50 year low, Biden inherited 45s mess! 45 actually caused economic problems with all his lies and disinformation concerning the pandemic, and is responsible for an estimated 130,000 unnecessary deaths. Biden has been doing everything he can to save lives. Isn’t that more important than a stupid wall or the border???….which 45 made worse by cutting funding to those impoverished countries.

You’ve given her letter more meaning than it deserves (which I’m guilty of myself).

She’s from a “special” demographic, like some we see here, who really have inner demons they need to try to expel with no basis in facts or reality. The internet’s given them a great megaphone to blast it out.

“Green New Deal!”

No idea what they’re about (but confident they do), but it helps them feel better about their miserable outlook on the world.

William Aiken

If JClark 124, Donald Trump is an insurrectionist President as you claim, why were the rioters not charged with treason, insurrection or at least a related crime, themselves? The rioters charges were akin to trespassing. I like an answer.

If you want a version that’s closer to the reality of what happened on Jan. 6th, watch Tucker Carlson’s three part series, “Patriot Purge”. You’ll see important and relevant facts that the Trump-hating media has hidden or ignored. Why not see “Patriot Purge” before you respond with a dismissive comment?

Doug Hampton

They were smart not to have used guns. That’s about the only defense they have. Blaming it on the FBI is a joke. If this was done by Chris Wallace or Neil Cavuto, I would be willing to invest my time but Tucker Carlson! Come on ….it’s pure propaganda and he is the biggest shill of them all.

William Aiken

If Carlson is the biggest shill of them all then you must have at least one example that proves your point. You ought to paid attention just for the fact that he is thee major influencer in trending news. For years, Carlson has blown away his competition in cable news ratings. He achieved this status by speaking truth to power with accurate, nuanced and verifiable reporting.

On the other hand, Chris Wallace tipped the scales(and the election) in Biden’s favor in the first presidential debate. He completely ignored the Fine People’s lie, which Sleepy Joe had launched his campaign on. At the same time, he relentlessly hammered Trump for not condemning white supremacy, which he had publicly done numerous times. Wallace deserved to be fired for his disgraceful conduct.

Doug Hampton

I am glad that you mentioned the high ratings. He is on FOX at 8:00 the only real offering for the right wingers, so it’s almost a sure thing to have great ratings. Bill O’ Reilly kicked butt in that time slot as well so there is no surprise there for me. If you don’t acknowledge all the race baiting or the antisemitic dialogue that goes on then you either like it or you are simply overlooking it, but it is clearly there. I could point out the many groups that have already pointed this out but you will just say “bunch of lefty’s” so not going there. The ratings thing and the high salaries are a bad combination for fairness, honesty, and open minded thinking.

TUCKER CARLSON? LMAO, that totally explains your warped perspective! Why high ratings? Maybe because of the dumbing down of America? Maybe because there are a lot more racist, idiots than we thought. What about just plain suckered getting roped in at what he does best…LIE and profit off it…just like 45s done his whole life.

Natural and man-made disasters get “high ratings” too. I have no doubt there are many who watch him and the other meatheads just to watch the train wreck.

I’m glad there are, too. I don’t have the stomach for it. There’s a helluvalot more honesty on the left, than what on passes for the right.

And William, if you’re reading this, I and many others are done playing whack-a-mole with you people. That’s all it is. When presented with irrefutable facts you turn tail and run. Every time. You need to learn about diversifying your sources of information.

William Aiken

I’m not going to reply to your insults. Its not 2016 anymore. So you can stop with playing the race card., You can’t defend Chris Wallace’s egregious conduct during the presidential debate or the treatment of the Jan. 6th rioters. They have been treated as though they were Guantanamo prisoners, holding them indefinitely and not charging them with a crime. Do you ever actually watch Tucker? Because all you do is call him names. You’ve never offered a specific critique of his work. The left can’t debate, just mock and insult.

Tomorrow’s elections will marked the beginning of the downfall for the new hybrid-left AOC Democrats. It’ as much referendum on CRT, defund police, school choice as it is on Joe Biden’s leadership. Terry McAuliffe brought in all the big guns(Obama, Biden, Harris) to campaign for him in a desperate last ditch effort to shore up his base. He’ll fail, miserably. The silver lining of Trump losing is that he was removed as an issue for Dems to campaign on. Now they are forced to run on policy. The public sees what you get with the AOC Dems; a border crisis, high gas prices, a terrorist safe haven in Afghanistan, 13 military members killed, inflation, mandates, etc.

This is what you voted for. And there’s hope Biden can reverse course.

William Aiken

“As far as CRT–the idiots in Virginia are voting on it when it’s not even taught there,”

jclark, this link is proof that leftists Dems will lie and never pay a penalty for it. You may want to fact check any claim by Dems before you parrot it.

A leaked document appears to show the Virginia Department of Education encouraged public schools to “embrace” critical race theory (CRT) while Democrat Terry McAuliffe was governor.

McAuliffe, who is running for Virginia governor again this year, recently claimed critical race theory has “never been taught in Virginia,” and criticized those concerned about critical race theory for promoting a divisive “dog-whistle.”


“Hey, Joe Biden – time to go!  Open the oil pipelines “you closed,” build the wall “you stopped,“ close our southern border, refund the police! Then resign from your job. Problems solved.”
Beverly Borgeest
Clifton Park

So informed with great new ideas, such insight, such depth regarding resolution of existing and past problems while maintaining in depth consideration of consequences.

‘Nuff said, eh?
“What’s the most important issue in the governor’s race here in Virginia?”

“Getting back to the basics of teaching children, not teaching them critical race theory,” he replied.

“And what is critical race theory?”

“Well, I’m not gonna get into the specifics of it because I don’t understand it that much. But it’s something that I don’t–what little bit that I know, I don’t care for it.”

“And what have you heard that you don’t like?”

“I’m not gonna, you know, I don’t uh, I don’t have that much knowledge on it, but it’s something that I’m not, that I don’t care for.”

William Marincic

Maybe you want to wonder why Ray Epps has not been arrested, he had a bullhorn telling people to breach the Capital, and when people refused he started going to different people whispering in their ears, and the Capital was breached. Why hasn’t the FBI arrested him, why has his name been scrubbed in the FBI database when he was originally wanted? Why won’t anyone at the FBI answer those questions?

It’s now been established that there was communication and coordination between the White House, some members of congress and bad actors outside before and during the January 6th violent insurrection by followers of ex-President Trump. It’s the extent and details of that coordination that are now being determined before charges are brought to the court.

Sure, no insurrection, no coup d’état:

Former Vice President Mike Pence was pressed on why he did not overturn the election results at a Young America’s Foundation event at the University of Iowa.

An individual who identified himself as “Jared” prefaced his question by noting it would be “a little long.”

“On January 5th, you were convinced that the election was correctly stolen,” Jared claimed. “You, Trump, Peter Navarro, John Eastman, and others had a plan on the morning of the 6th to send the certification back to the states.”

“On the night of the 5th or the morning of the 6th, someone in the White House convinced you that it would destroy your hopes of becoming president if you sent it back to the states. My question is what is the name of the person who told you to buck President Trump’s plan and certify the votes?” Jared asked.

“James Madison,” Pence responded, referring to the “Father of the Constitution.”

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