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Letters to the Editor Monday, Nov. 7 – From readers in Schenectady and Rensselaer

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There are places to recycle old clothing

Kudos to Bill Poppino who wrote a letter in the Oct. 29 Gazette (“Find a place for unwanted clothes.”) His suggestions for cleaning out a closet are great. So many people just throw clothing away. Millions of tons of textiles are added to landfills yearly.
I would just add one more step to Bill’s suggestions. If you have clothing that is not wearable, Goodwill Industries will accept it at 1400 Altamont Ave. in Rotterdam.
Also Schenectady County Composting and Residential Recycling on Hecheltown Road will accept clothing according to the website Earth 911. There is a fee for using the center.
Using the site Earth 911 can be very helpful to find recycling for many items. It shows local recycling solutions. It takes a little effort, but our Mother Earth is worth it.
Linda Neil


Don’t blame union for company’s woes

In his Oct. 19 letter to the editor (“Union doing harm to Capital Roots,”) Eric Winders lays uncalled-for blame on members of Roots United/SEIU, yet it is clear he knows nothing about the character of the group he is so critical of.
From the spring of 2020 until the summer of 2021, I was the food hub director at Capital Roots and worked closely with much of the staff that has since unionized. I have never worked with a team who was as committed to their organization, mission, and community.
Whether interacting with volunteers, farmers, students, gardeners, or business owners, these are the people who make all the direct service and community collaboration possible.
Their commitment to the organization’s mission never falters despite short staffing, disrespect and condescension from management, and wages so low that many have to take on second jobs.
To say that in seeking the protections that a union provides these staff members are destroying the organization is outrageous and simply untrue.
In advocating for themselves they are also advocating for a stronger Capital Roots.
If the organization is faltering, it is not a sign that the demands of the staff are too great, but a sign that the leadership of Capital Roots never thought they’d be held accountable to the workers they’ve taken advantage of time and time again.
The hope is that the so-called “adults in the room” will grow up and start listening to the individuals who make their organization run.
Erin Wright



How to get through the holiday dinner

The holidays are fast approaching. Have joy at anticipating seeing people again? Trepidation at hearing what and why they dislike various parts of the holiday dinner? Well — Oma to the rescue.
Think meat, spuds and veggies. Don’t serve a whole bird, don’t think of spuds as an afterthought, don’t boil any veggies.
Do cook only parts of the bird that get gobbled up like drumsticks, thighs and breasts.
Make gravy that is a feature of the meal and not an afterthought.
All spuds are mashed using tons of real butter and heavy cream.
Cinnamon is permitted on sweet potatoes. Do grill and/or roast veggies and finish them in a sauce (homemade of course).
Another strategy is to offer the holiday food challenge. Tell each guest to substitute their least favorite dish of the meal with something they really like.
Or substitute something really original for Christmas.
The Feast of the Seven Fishes is popular in Europe.
Renate Reeves-Ellington

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Unions had their place when employers treated employees horribly and had unsafe working conditions. In this day and age with laws and OSHA and attorneys will to hold companies accountable. Most of my adult life I worked in the private sector I am now a union member. I have mixed feelings to the union and benefit’s. Some companies and organizations cannot support unions and their demands on management. You said some union members had to work two jobs. Making a living wage is based on the economy and inflation. Many unions send truckloads of money to political candidates in return for more favorable budgets when they get elected. A form of play for pay this only works with government employees. Teachers, Federal, State and City workers are the organization’s that benefit. I can tell you this I too as a federal employee have to do side jobs to make ends meet. So smaller companies have even a harder time and are more likely to recent employees that demand more for their labors from a union. Unions feel they are entitled to companies profit. These employees are just that, they work X amount of time and get paid Y for their labor. If they like their job and do not earn enough there are two choices second job or find another job more conducive to what you want to earn. Unions do not generate income they exist off the backs of your labor in forms of union dues. Example of play for pay. I have run my own business and had 10 employees and still could not manage just keeping up with Federal & NYS taxes and regulations and insurances. So maybe if you want the sunshine and lollipops of union representation start your own business and jump in with unions to tell you how much employees should make, their healthcare packages, pensions, and paid time off. Just keep that in mind when touting the wonders of a union.

Louis M . Restifo

2018 Trump on DeSantis:
“Congressman Ron DeSantis, a top student at Yale and Harvard Law School, is running for Governor of the Great State of Florida. Ron is strong on Borders, (especially those rapist murdering Mexicans) tough on Crime (unless I commit them) & big on Cutting Taxes (for the wealthy) – Loves our Military (I had bone spurs and didn’t serve) & our Vets. He will be a Great Governor & has my full Endorsement!”

Yesterday it was;
“Ron DeSanctimonious”

These scumbags are like slithering reptiles that will feed on each other to advance their sick agendas, and the MAGA “patriots”??? that are being duped actually believe they are cared about. – Boy-oh-boy PT Barnum hit the nail on the head when he said, “There’s a sucker born every minute”

I suppose we should take a break from all this name calling and political discourse, and think about something cool like “just grabbing pu – sy”, of course that is, as long as it’s not your sister’s, or your daughter’s. I guess someone else’s is ok.

Wake up to the reality of this insanity!

Bill Marincic

DeSantis must be doing something right, tens of thousands are moving there from NY. Plus all of the liberal politicians like AOC snuck down there for vacation while the democrat states were all locked down.

You should move to Florida. Disney should name a ride after you. Maybe something Like the mad tea cup ride ….Marincic’s Fantasy Trump Island.

Bill Marincic

Back with the insults GV, it’s because of you and your liberal friends on here that got the comment section shut down the last time, some people never learn, and almost always “The Angry Left”.


Actually, you are the only poster I know of who was banned and then had to have his posts checked by the editor before they were put up.

You are the only person I am aware of who has had a letter to the editor rejected.


Bill Marincic

Not interesting, this is a lefty paper that hates the conservative opinion regardless of what they say. Maybe the letters were not published because Santabarbara posted on his website this he “stopped by The Daily Gazette to receive this year’s #1 public official recognition in the 2022 Daily Gazettes Best of the Best peoples choice award. Surprise, Surprise, Surprise, Gee Andy, those lefties don’t know very much, do they? If they were the real deal they would have known this.

It’s a “lefty” country, and that must drive you all mad. And based on how you fail to accept defeat it clearly is.


Or, it is because you post conspiracy theories as fact and loads of misinformation. I have read numerous very conservative letters to the editor of our paper.

Sour grapes. Go back to biblical verses.

Marincic: that was an award voted on by the readers of the Gazette and not an award bestowed upon him by the editorial board of the Gazette. There’s a huge difference; but if you’re prone to see conspiracy’s in every act not to your liking every act becomes a candidate..


Thanks for pointing that out Hooligans. I didn’t know that. But it sure shows how being uninformed, like BM, can lead to false accusations.

Wait until the Floridians get their tax hike from DeSantis’ removal of Disney’s special tax district. All because his feelings got hurt from Disney exercising their free speech rights. What a baby.

Bill Marincic

Whoville, The move, which was endorsed by Florida’s GOP-dominated state legislature, was made in response to Disney’s public opposition to a law banning sexual and gender identity education for children before the fourth grade also they were calling it the don’t say gay bill which is also a lie.. So we should allow gender education for 5,6,7,8 and 9-year-olds? My grandson is 10 and still believes in Santa Claus, I want him to be a kid as long as he can because between the perverts and the democrats that continue to support the perverts with this crap is too much for an adult let alone a child.

In the Christian tradition I was raised in (and which I still carry with me) we learned to ‘live and let live’, ‘don’t be the first to cast stones’ and ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’.

Sounds like you follow a different Christian tradition that includes fair amount of hate.

Bill Marincic

I could care less what anyone does, I will live my life and continue to prosper and enjoy every day until my last at which time I will meet my creator. The rest of you will be just as Brandon said, miserable old liberals.

The GOP is the party that makes up scenarios for things that aren’t actually happening, then passes legislation to stop these imaginary things from happening. Then they throw a fit and try to punish people who call them out on their stupidity. Oh well, Party of Trump, covfefe, and injecting bleach, I guess it’s no surprise.


If “your creator” takes the form of Jesus Christ and presents you with a list of your violations of the Eight Beatitudes, you will be in for a hot, long, hard time.


As to bragging about your prosperity, read and beware!

Luke 12:33-34 ESV
Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.


It sounds like the only perverse ideas your grandson is exposed to come from a mouth and heart poisoned by hate.

Bill Marincic

ChuckD, defeat is what you and the rest of you will feel tomorrow. If and when the GOP takes over the House and most likely the Senate and possibly the Governor of NY, you will know that most people don’t agree with the drivel you all post here daily.

Bill Marincic

Matthew 18:6 ESV
But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.

Bill Wemple

Still not responding to what will happen when the citizens around Orlando and rest of Florida all of a sudden have to take on the costs that previously were handled by the Reedy Creek Improvement District. They were actually pretty spoiled by the previous arrangement. When these updated bills come due with massively increased costs for services there will be a reckoning at the Florida State Legislature and with DeSantis for their short-sighted stupidity. BTW, start looking at crime stats and you’ll find Florida is in far worse shape than NY. If you own a home there near the coast, good luck in getting\renewing your homeowner’s insurance too.

Bill, let’s just be clear who the “perverts” are, and an intelligent response is requested:
The Associated Press estimated the total from settlements of sex abuse cases from 1950–2007 to be more than $2 billion.
BishopAccountability reports that figure reached more than $3 billion in 2012.
The U.S. dioceses have tallied complaints from 17,000 people for what they paid out about $4 billion to victims since the 1980s. That figure could double given recent lookback laws that give them more time to sue.
Over 92,000 sexual abuse claims were filed with the bankruptcy court before November 16, 2020. There were nearly 2,000 reported cases of abuse within the Boy Scouts of America prior to 1994, and at least one abuse incident as recent as 2006. The high risk of volunteer youth organizations has been recognized, and, in 1988, the BSA created a sex abuse education and prevention program called the Youth Protection program to help address the problem.


BM obviously doesn’t understand human sexuality. Perverts are those of either sex who take advantage of the young or naive, people who force sex on others without consent. Sex acts between individuals of the same sex have been going on throughout human history. Some people are straight, others are gay, some have sexual feelings toward both sexes. The only perversion is damning those who engage in consensual sex because you don’t like it and the all-knowing god who created us condemned it.

Straight people who think gays are perverted and chose that orientation and therefore need to be cajoled into being heterosexual should ask themselves if they chose heterosexuality and could they be cajoled through therapy (brainwashing and threats of eternal damnation) into becoming homosexual.

Of course, it is important, relevant, and revealing that so much molestation is committed by the clergy.


As to BM’s reference to Matthew 18″6 ESV: 7. [1] Judge not, that ye be not judged. [2] For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

Matt.7 – Bible, King James Version


One last biblical quote. I want BM to notice that idolaters are included. People who think Trump can do no wrong, that he is the “Chosen One, that he is the only one who can fix things, the agent of Jesus on Earth surely are idolaters:

Revelation 21:8, NASB: But for the cowardly, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and sexually immoral persons, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. ‘

I believe, as I explained above, that consenting adults are not behaving in an immoral sexual way. Can you explain why worship of Trump is not idolatry?

Bill Marincic

Hooligan it doesn’t matter if it was voted on by the people it would look awful bad if the Gazette was posting multiple letters against Santa Barbara please already. Sure is funny that they said they were posting my letter it was already approved and lo and behold they say it got rejected all at the same time the Santa Barbara was coming there to get his award. Only a fool would believe that it had nothing to do with the letters.


I don’t believe you. I don’t think your letter was ever approved. And I am not a fool. Only a fool would think what you posted made any sense.

Did you see DeSantis´ latest campaign ad? “On the eighth day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, ‘I need a protector,’” intoned a God-like voice on the black-and-white video.
Jeez–As Biden would say…Who the hell does he think he is?!

These religious fanatics need to be voted OUT!

Steven Flynn

And none of what Lou cried about has anything to do with inflation, the border, crime, war, etc. etc. You know, the issues that are on the minds of the American people. These scumbags he says, tough words from such an angry old radical liberal. Tomorrow’s the day Lou, get out there and vote those scumbags out. Lou’s ridin’ with Biden and they have no idea where they’re going. You know, the thing………


The character and integrity of the people in office has everything to do with how they will handle the problems you mentioned:

-Inflation is the culmination of several years of borrowing and spending caused by ultra low interest rates and supply-chain disruptions. A $2,000,000,000,000 tax break benefiting the top 1% did nothing to help low and mid income earners deal with inflation. Rising interest rates, under the direction of FED chair Jerome Powell, a Trump appointee, will lower inflation but it won’t be painless. Long term lowering of energy costs will result from a concentrated effort to switch from fossil fuels to renewable cleaner energy. Reducing carbon emissions will slow down destruction of arable lands by protecting land from desertification, thus increasing food supply. We must work globally to end the wars that plague all humanity and interfere with worldwide commerce.

-Democrats have tried unsuccessfully to work with Republicans toward comprehensive immigration reform, not expensive and ineffective walls we pay for, not Mexico. We need to stop supporting far right wing governments in the triangle countries, that along with street control by gangs, impoverishes and makes the lives of ordinary citizens in those countries so dangerous they will risk anything to get here.

-To fight crime effectively we need to fight the underlying causes, desperation in neighborhoods plagued by poverty, poor schools, guns, and yes racism and bigotry. At the top of the criminal hierarchy we must prosecute all criminals regardless of their former or current wealth and status. We do need police reform. As often happens, I’ve witnessed it in NYSUT, and it happens in police unions, people who don’t belong in the job are protected by the union.

War has plagued mankind since the most deadly weapon was a club. We need to organize globally; All nations must pledge to respect the human rights of people in their nations and across the globe. We need a world court with enforcement power. We need to share the wealth of the world more equitably , even if it means living in smaller, houses, driving smaller cars, eating a simpler diet (think of the health benefits), and traveling less..

Tony, stop with facts and logic. – I, me, now, people only care about I, me, now. Tomorrow never comes, until it does.

The Roman empire ruled for about 1000 years before they failed. 250 years in, and the good old US of A ain’t gonna come close to that number.

Speaking of “character and integrity”. Not unlike the MAGA Republicans, I don’t like the New England Patriots, or the Houston Astros, they are also both cheaters and winners.


Hypocrisy 101 from the loonie tune left channel as Porky Pig would say . AHH… libs …libs..libs.. that’s all folks.
Keep throwing the monkey turds at the wall and see what sticks. The eyes are opening and seeing what the Democrat party is all about. I hope you enjoy the water as your ship sinks like a rock with all of the corruption inside the socialist Democrat party.

As a young man I worked for a non-union company. The workers were mostly immigrants. They kept saying if you unionize we will lay-off people. They never did unionize. The company year by year sent different parts of their manufacturing to Haiti. In a span of about 10 years they sent their entire manufacturing to Haiti. The workers were left with no pensions no healthcare. All for paying pennies in wages to another country. I don’t know if a union would have saved them but I think maybe it would have slowed them down.

LGB(T)–We´ve witnessed what the gop is all about since 2015 when they all spoke against 45, then did a 180 and made that Putin wanna be their leader. They spoke against him about the Insurrection, then did another 180 for power and profit. We know who the hypocrites are.


I have to say, I wish BM would go back to quoting biblical verses rather than responding with a constant flow of negativity and nonsense. He reminds me of disgraced VP Spiro Agnew who called those who opposed the Nixon administration”nattering nabobs of negativity.”

Bill Marincic

Let’s Get Brandon To Quit. + is quick. There I fixed it for you.


You have fixed nothing; Your rants are devoid of any real solutions to our problems. They merely reveal your total lack of empathy and compassion. WWJD?

Steven Flynn

HILARY ROSEN: I’m a loyal Democrat, but I am not happy. I just think that we are — we did not listen to voters in this election. And I think we’re going to have a bad night.
And this conversation is not going to have much impact on Tuesday, but I hope it has an impact going forward, because when voters tell you over and over and over again that they care mostly about the economy, listen to them. Stop talking about democracy being at stake.
Democracy is at stake because people are fighting so much about what elections mean. I mean, voters have told us what they wanted to hear. And I don’t think Democrats have really delivered in this cycle. Oh but Trump……….well Trump…………what about Trump…………..Trump said…………….MAGA………….thats what we hear from the radical liberal DG members, they must know more than Hillary Rosen. Interesting.

Without a fair election we have no democracy. If any of the States Secretary of States throw out the will of the people and name their own electors we will have a constitutional crisis. All the issues you are concerned about won’t come into fruition. Trump claiming to this day that the election was “rigged” has done more harm to our country since the civil war. Remember all of Trump’s claims 65 in total have been struck down by the courts. The rule of law prevailed was once a republican staple that was put aside for Trump

Steven, Kemp was the Secretary of State in charge of the election and he purged votes!
Do you think it´s fair for the one in charge of elections to run?

Steven Flynn

Did he cheat? Are you saying the election wasnt fair? You sound like Stacy now.


And Stacey Abrams, though she disagreed with the results, accepted them. She did not attempt illegal maneuvers to gain the governorship, nor did she incite an attack on the State Capitol. They ignore that and draw a false equivalency between Republican election deniers, who say they will not accept a loss in the upcoming elections, Tim Michels, the candidate for governor of Wisconsin saying no Republican will ever lose an election after he wins; the elections were rigged if that happens: It’s heads the Republican wins, tails the Democrat loses.

Steven Flynn

She said this in her 2022 Gov. debate.

Stacey Abrams, in the gubernatorial debate Monday night, signaled that once again she will not concede if she loses.

“In 2018, you didn’t concede defeat to Gov. Kemp,” the moderator began, “and you talked of systemic problems with the state’s election system. This election, do you commit to accept the outcome of the vote, regardless of what it shows, and do you stand by your use of words like ‘rigged’ four years ago to describe the state’s election system?”
The Georgia Democrat began her answer Monday saying that “in 2018 I began my speech on Nov. 16 acknowledging that Gov. Kemp had won the election.”

That’s false. Watch her speech here. Abrams “began” her 12-minute speech in 2018 with more than four minutes of complaining about how “democracy failed Georgia” and gripes about “misinformation.”

After four-plus minutes of objections, Abrams said, “I acknowledge that former Secretary of State Brian Kemp will be certified as the victor in the 2018 gubernatorial election.” That’s not an admission that he won — and she underscored that when she added, “Let’s be clear, this is not a speech of concession. … My assessment is the law currently allows no further viable remedy.”

So, you can’t see how one of the competitors also being the referee is a problem.
Got it.

I’m pretty confident in saying every sports fan when asked would say that’s cheating. You have some higher view of it the everyone else?
That’s why Stacy Abrams and so many others legitimately feel cheated. So how is it it’s not cheating?

Steven Flynn

Elections are secure, cheating doesnt go on Chuck, did u not get the memo?

Steven Flynn

So this is Politico telling us that the elections were secure in 2020 but can be hacked in 2022. They were “debunked” in 2020 yet in 2022 there could be a real threat. Y? Because the Dems might come out on the losing end so it must’ve been rigged? That sounds very familiar, like an ex President familiar.

“The midterms face a bevy of digital threats, from stolen Twitter accounts to hacked election websites, that could spark chaos, confusion and unrest that last long after the polls close.

The 2020 presidential election was rife with allegations of voting machine hacks that were later debunked. Yet there are real risks that hackers could tunnel into voting equipment and other election infrastructure to try to undermine Tuesday’s vote.

The U.S. has many safeguards protecting voting equipment, so any actual hack would probably be localized, quickly detected and unlikely to affect final results. But as 2020 showed, even an attempt to change votes — or the mere allegation of tampering — could undermine faith in the outcome.

The U.S. officials charged with protecting election security say they’re watching for threats from multiple groups and countries. And in recent months, social media companies and cybersecurity researchers have identified Chinese influence operations aimed at the elections.


Trump led the Crusade of lies, illegal maneuvers, and violence following the 2020 election.

Politico does not speak for Biden.

No Democratic candidate who lost, not even Al Gore (remember that one?), caused the chaos that Trump and his legion of mentally unstable (Lindell, the Qanon shaman, Greene, Gosar, Giuliani, Stone, Jones…) co-conspirators caused.

Consider that in light of the fact that Democrats won the popular vote in 7 out of the last 8 presidential elections. Yet not one who lost due to the vote in the electoral college was anything like the SORE LOSER Trump is. You ask us to shut up about him. Get him off the stage, shut him up, and kick him out of your party. I would love to see a Republican party led by men who understand the need to co-operate and compromise with the opposition party to guide the ship of state successfully.


Infatuation is the wrong word. Fear, loathe, despise work much better. The Trump devotees I hear from have really gone to the dark side. I wish they would wake up and as Ann Landers used to say “smell the coffee, or in this case BS.

Steven Flynn

“I wish” – See thats the thing, they dont give a crap what u wish for. You’re a radical liberal and the last person they would listen to. I dont blame them.


I’m not trying to convince you and your fellow Trump idolators of anything. I just hope some undecided voters are reading our exchanges and that they will be convinced to vote Democrat in the face of your inability to deal directly with comments from Democrats.

Steven Flynn

This is what u get when you vote blue.

Record inflation.
Record crime.
Record illegal immigration.
Expensive groceries.
Expensive gas.
Expensive utility bills.
Failing schools.
Foreign policy disasters.
High mortgage rates.
401k’s down.
Men playing women’s sports.

Jim – Gym Jordan

Inflation, groceries, gas, utilities, investments, mortgage rates are high around the world. Is that Biden´s fault, too?
His foreign policies are astoundingly good–fighting against autocracies and rallying and strengthening G7 and NATO.
Failing schools has been on a downward spiral for decades. Teachers have lost support from parents and their communities.

We´ll slide into AUTOCRACY if the gop win! VOTE BLUE!

Steven Flynn

You know how it works JClark. You get 2 years to do your thing and then judgement day comes. We’ll see tomorrow if the American people are in align with you and they give him a pass on those issues. If they dont, then they’ll vote for change. Only time will tell. Good luck.

2 years when many of his policies have not been enacted yet. Obama and Biden inherited dumpster fires that needed to be fixed, but you don’t count that (Biden was the first president denied a proper transition, and with a pandemic!). You expect them to wave a magic wand and have EVERYTHING fixed. Never mind, you’d hate anything anyway, no matter what.


And just announced by press secretary White declaring election results may not be known for days after the election. Can you say election fraud already creating narrative. This is how theyDNC is going to cheat. It is funny how paper ballots were counted the night of election and it was done the night of the election by the next morning you had the results. In the digital age it should be three times faster. Here come the shenanigans again.


How long did it take for Al Gore to lose the election in 2000? How many recounts were there? The election was decided in Bush’s favor, though Gore won the popular vote and the electoral vote in Florida was decided by the Court.

Don’t you know that many states count mail in votes after the polls close and this takes time?

Did Trump not try every legal means of reversing the election count before he turned to illegal schemes and violence?

Do you think it is possible or desirable to “guarantee” election results will be announced the day after the polls close?


This is not a Presidential election there mid terms. Already getting the narrative out there. The Democratic Socialist party showing their hand early letting everyone know they will decide who wins. Call it
as I see it 100% corn fed Bull hockey.

Well, hopefully the rational majority of Americans will.
The problem comes when our little one-eyed MAGA minions don’t get their way and scream everyone else is cheating.
Maybe they’ll have another go at forging electoral letters?

When Mr William Maniac starts quoting Bible verses …You know he has lost argument. …No matter who wins or loses tomorrow I sincerely wish you all the best and I hold no ill will to anyone. May the Lord show you the light ….eventually

And when young Mr. Flynn only has gibberish as responses you know he’s reached his intellectual dead-end.
And when the commenter with the obscenity as a name clams up you know its firehose of sewage has dried up.

But you just wait till tomorrow!!!


I don’t know what the results of the elections will be but if the MAGA party wins a majority in Congress I do know that everyday Americans will suffer terribly from cuts in Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other social programs. This I know. I know that the MAGA leadership knows what Trump meant when he said the following in a speech to supporters in 2016 “We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated!”: They know why he emphasized his love for the “poorly educated.” If MAGA takes over this country we will find out what it means to live under rigid government control, under a government owned completely by the real elite, the rich and powerful who manipulate Qanon believers, evangelicals and the poorly educated. We will ignore climate change because narcissistic sociopaths only care about themselves, let the fetuses and children worry about tomorrow. Thank fate I am as old as I am.

Anthony I agree with you but we still have one safety valve ….the presidency ….I know it will be a useless 2 years of republicans trying to pass bills that will hurt the American people …but the big VETO will be waiting for them….Biden has accomplished so much in 2 years but people refuse to see it. The think world inflation is his fault

That’s my main concern, Guy. This lot has shown no hesitation about using and abusing public resources to try to get their way. No self-awareness at all, and certainly no respect for this great country.


My fear is if they take over Congress, a MAGA president will “win” in 2024 and you know the rest of the story.

“Elon musk urges his followers to vote Republican after chaotic weekend at Twitter.”

The wealthiest man in the world knows damn well that the republicans will put more money in his pockets. MAGA’s are pawns for the indifferent, power hungry scruggs of the world, and I don’t mean as in Earl.


Elon Musk. There are no words to describe his malevolence. He has done good things in the development of electric powered cars but notice for whom he makes them and to whom he markets them. He would definitely be among the beneficiaries of a MAGA takeover and he knows it. How much money do these greedy individuals want? Will they ever have enough power and wealth to be happy, to really enjoy life? I think not. Like a dog chasing its tail, the fulfillment they seek is unobtainable. They are their own worse enemies. The footage of this sad man carrying a sink into Twitter headquarters to make a lame joke, with a phony smile on his face, was really sad.

So my take-away from today’s display of right-wing nonsense is:

A. ) It’s apparently acceptable for a referee to also be a competitor in an election, what most consider cheating. But don’t you DARE call the election rigged!

B.) The right-wing shares the stage with the Boy Scouts of America and the Catholic priests one of whom has had to declare bakruptcy and the other who’ve come as close as the church has ever come to being bankrupt. And the right-wingers seem OK with these epic bad actors as long as they get their votes. And they believe their god will be on their side.

C.) It’s the Liberals and Progressives and Democrats who are guilty of these well-documented Republican sins.

And they will march to Victory tomorrow, the cheaters and the perverts! Maybe they will, if there are enough of the gullible and deniers. But what of they don’t? Because they’ve also proven many times over they’ll be violent if they don’t get their way.

Really makes me proud to be American.

Steven Flynn

Ce la vie Chuck. Democracy wont end though, you’ll be on here tomorrow and the days following, spewing your usual angry view of the world. You’ll have 2 years to preach your anti-Trump venom while the world around u keeps moving on. You might want to focus on the facts, the ones that people actually vote for. Good luck.

Mr Flynn if I’m not mistaken It’s been republicans preaching gloom and doom. Since November of 2020. Along with baseless claims of voter fraud which 65 courts have denied

Steven, serious question: Are you with the cheaters or the perverts? Or both? I’ve heard that’s doable on your side, and there’s so many…

Bill Marincic

Steve in my years of dealing with these people once they start calling you names and attacking you it means they’ve already lost their argument they have nothing left. Not a single one of these people could honestly debate with any of us face-to-face. I will stand on my principles and I will stand on what Trump did in four years as opposed to what Biden has done in two years. I’ve said it 100 times if there was absolutely anything that Trump has done it would’ve been found in the last seven years with 100 investigations going on at the same time not only by the crooked department of justice but also by all the news media and lefties around the country. As Ignatius used to say I hope you like it I hope you don’t.

This sounds familiar…where did i hear “they lost the argument” before. Oh now I know I said to you a few lines up. I will debate you anytime about the facts. I will not give any credence to your conspiracies …How’s that broken window at Pelosi’s house experiment going? Your time would be better spent trying to regain the dignity you handed to Trump freely. You won’t be around to see it but history will write about people like you and call them Traitors to our Country. The people that were willing to destroy for one Orange fool

Does that include the boxes of official and top secret documents he stole, Bill. What do suppose he was going to so with our country’s most secret Intel, Bill?

And why do all always repeat what you’ve already heard said against you? All you do is repeat what someone already said. Did you know that? Maybe you’re not even aware of it. Its a very strange way of defending your points.

Anyway, glad i was in 4-H and not the Boy Scouts!


Expect no answers from BM or SF; whenever confronted by facts that don’t fit their views they begin the insulting, tough guy and holier than thou crap. Neither has ever explained why they think the multiple investigations of Trump and his contempt for norms, his plotting to illegally and violently remain in office against the will of the people, his extortion of a foreign president in a vain attempt to gain leverage on Biden, his theft of top secret government documents, his praise for brutal foreign dictators as well as white supremacists, his incessant exaggerating and lying, and, lest we forget, his sense of entitlement as when you are a star you can kiss them and grab them by the p—y, should be overlooked. What a model patriot and Christian.

They also never confront the fact that inflation is global and not caused by Biden, that the Fed is working on bringing it under control, that the American Rescue plan helped more people than it hurt even if it did contribute to inflation.

In sum, they are the under, poorly, and misinformed voters who, if they prevail tomorrow, might very well end democracy and freedom in America, the very values that true patriots hold most dear.

Their patriotism and religion are thin veneers to justify any rapacious behavior necessary to gain money and status at the expense of others for themselves. They don’t realize that the politicians they adore laugh at them behind their backs, and will hurt them along with the rest of us.

Last one tonight, this for you Mr. Santo and anyone else who thought I misspelled moron.
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