Hold government liable for bridge hits
What is everyone waiting for? Yet another truck has hit the Glenridge Road bridge. Are the officials and politicians waiting for someone to die or be maimed before taking drastic action in a drastic and dangerous situation?
Close the bridge to all truck traffic and force the idiots, morons and imbeciles to drive the long route.
Enough is enough!
If you agree, let the town, county and state officials know that we’re going to hold them liable.
Mary Jo Garofalo-Venditti
Don’t elect criminal president again
Here are three crimes you should be familiar with: fraud, sedition, and treason.
Fraud is the intentional perversion of truth in order to induce another to part with something of value, like money.
Sedition is a federal crime of insurrection against a government by acts or speeches that can, even if unintentional, stir up citizens to dislike, resist, or subvert the government. Federal law 18 U.S.C.A. 2385 outlaws advocating the overthrow of the federal government by force. A person found guilty can be sentenced to up to twenty years.
Treason requires actual betrayal of the government, attempting by overt acts to overthrow it, such as by calling for the assistance of a foreign enemy.
The person who lost the last presidential election has, ever since, peddled the Big Lie that the election was stolen, conning millions of donations for him and his cult of Republican sycophantic followers. This is blatant fraud, and they all should be punished.
That same person, possessed by narcissistic personality disorder, unable to accept defeat, urged his followers to violently attack the halls of Congress in an attempt to overthrow the lawful will of the people.
That is blatant sedition, and all should be punished.
During the 2020 election, that same person called upon Russia to help him win.
A Russian intelligence agency made 80,000 posts on Facebook, reaching one out of two voters, according to the Mueller Report. That’s treasonous.
That criminal intends to become our president in 2024.
Richard W. Lewis, Jr.
Some tips for the next big snowstorm
Now that we have had the first serious snowstorm of this winter season, may I offer a couple of reminders and a suggestion on driving in the middle of a snowstorm?
When a snowstorm is in progress and the highway department snowplows are plowing the roadways, roadways and intersections are narrower due to snow pushed to the sides by the plows. Many times on multiple lane roadways, the lane on the right is not completely available to drive on.
Stated simply, all vehicle traffic has less room to maneuver, move over and avoid conflicts.
Secondly, intersections are usually more slippery due to snow pushed around by turning vehicles and snowplow blades.
It is harder to pull out from a stop because tires sink down in the snow when at a full stop.
Recall from driver’s education that most accidents happen at intersections.
Roads will remain slippery and narrower until the storm passes and crews pass several times to push snow banks farther back.
Please remember this during winter driving, and when approaching intersections where you must stop, give everyone a “brake” by slowing down earlier and stopping just a little farther back in a slicked up, snow covered intersection.
A turning vehicle could slide and bang right into your vehicle if the driver must react quickly to avoid your vehicle zooming right up to the edge as in clear weather conditions.
If this happens, it won’t be good for your vehicle, your auto insurance, or your schedule.
Have optimism for St. Clare’s retirees
The St. Clare’s Hospital retirees have had to struggle through life because the St. Clare’s Hospital had them right where they wanted them.
Now I would like the church, the hospital and the Bishop’s to check out the news. Now I think the shoe is on the other foot. I think the St. Clare’s Hospital retirees’ legal team has all of them right where they want them. I also think the best is yet to come.
Walter “Neal” Brazell
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