Biden out of touch with our troubles
As a hardworking taxpayer, I find it infuriating that Joe Biden and the Democrats are out of touch with the people on the effects of high gas prices and inflation. They insult our intelligence by blaming gas prices on Russia’s invasion into Ukraine. The truth is they have been going up since Biden took office. To make matters worse, the only solution they offer is for people to go out and buy $50,000-plus electric cars. They wonder why people think they are out-of- touch elitists.
Media misinterprets gender identity law
Here’s another example of how the media can misinterpret the facts. In the state of Florida, the “Parental Rights in Education” bill was just recently signed by Gov. DeSantis, which will go into effect on July 1.
This bill forbids classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity in kindergarten through third grade.
This bill simply implies that there should be an age limit on certain discussions within the classroom, which I agree that this manner is not age appropriate for young students.
Kindergarten is a time when 6-year-olds are learning how to read and write their names, and meet their new friends. It’s not the place to identify your gender.
However, the media is missing the point and labeling this bill as the “Don’t Say Gay” act, when in fact, they are just recognizing this topic should not be part of the school’s curriculum.
If parents wanted to talk to their 6-year-old about their gender identity, it should start within their home. Sex education is taught at a fifth-grade level, so why do we need to push sexual orientation manner at a much younger age when this subject can be brought up in fifth grade?
In the meantime, let the kids be kids. The media needs to just state the facts and not label bills, as this causes chaos to an already misunderstood world.
Duanesburg YMCA officials let us down
I am sad to read of the permanent closing of the Duanesburg YMCA in the March 26 Gazette article (“YMCA branch closed indefinitely.”) I am broken hearted to know that finances ended up closing our facility that brought so much to our community.
The Y greatly disappointed me with its two-line closing statement. Our community supported this Y with its heart and soul. I believe the Y should have worked with its patrons to find a creative way to keep it open.
The Duanesburg Y kept its patrons patiently waiting for months, with little or no responses to questions as to the future of the facility.
To all of the great friends, workers and instructors, thank you for being there. To the YMCA that abandoned us and let us down, shame on you.
Pinkett Smith owed concern, apology
I have noticed that in all the hoopla about the big slap that no one is even remotely concerned about the real victim Jada Pinkett Smith. Chris Rock mocked her illness and humiliated her in front of her husband, her peers and the country just for a laugh.
But as usual, it’s all about the men. The Academy, run by a man, is worried about a man, not the woman he insulted. Shame on Chris Rock, shame on the people who laughed at his cruel joke and shame on the Academy for not defending Ms. Smith. As for Will Smith, at least he defended his wife even if he did it poorly. You may all owe Ms. Smith an apology. It’s still a man’s world.
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