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Letters to the Editor Saturday, Jan. 7

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The cost of living is becoming too much

In 2015 I moved back to Schenectady after a 24-year stint in Denver.
The housing market in Denver had reached unattainable levels for the common man.
Home sales were landing contracts for far more than what the seller was asking for and rental properties had long waiting lists which inevitably drove prices up.
When the house that I was renting was sold, I was informed that I would have to vacate the premises.
Having friends and business contacts in Schenectady I decided to move back to the area in which I grew up and landed a good job and an apartment in the Stockade.
By 2018, things were coming together for me, I had no roommates, my bills were paid on time, I got a dollar-an-hour raise, and I was starting to save to buy a home. Then the cost of living went up by $3 an hour.
It’s now January of 2023 and my rent has gone up by over 50%, National Grid rates are up and rising again, as are groceries and fuel. Basic bills are killing many of us who should be thriving.
I’m doing it the American way — I work hard, pay my taxes, and have punched another new hole in my belt. Yet I’m living day to day and a month behind.
I’m not asking for a “living wage,” I’m asking for an opportunity to live.
The cost of living is killing me.


More GOP liars keep trampling the truth

Trump can’t do it alone. As a pathological liar he has carried his party through a vicious administration and an insurrection, praise be.
But it is time for others to step up. Happily we see that Representative-elect George Santos is moving to the front rank of self-serving liars, joining Kari Lake, Arizona’s would-be governor.
Then there is the entire Republican National Committee. See Joe Conason’s column (“Jan. 6 Committee shows Trump isn’t the only Big Lie grifter”) in the Dec. 27 Gazette.
But more are needed. The truth will come out unless more of their ilk link arms and trample it.
Come on, GOP.

The first line of this letter was inadvertently deleted in an earlier version. This is the letter in its entirety.


Gazette columnists are a bright spot

I have been a Gazette subscriber for many years. During that time, I have found myself drawn to certain features in the paper.
I shamelessly admit to favoring the comics. But more than that, I have greatly appreciated your columnists.
I am impressed with Andrew Waite, was a big fan of Sara Foss, and to a lesser extent Carl Strock.
Recently, as I read the paper, I got to thinking about why I liked all three of these writers.
The simple answer is that they have all written about people; they have gone out into the area and found people who are interesting and have written about what they are doing in the community, their interactions with others, how they are making a difference.
Too much of the focus of today’s papers (and media in general) is on the negative side of life, the disasters, the crime, the ugly side of politics, and on and on (“If it bleeds, it leads.”)
So, thanks to The Gazette for hiring and giving space and freedom to these writers. They are/have been a bright spot in the paper. We need more of this every day.


Time to take steps to prevent cervical cancer

It’s Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and the Cancer Services Program (CSP) of Fulton, Montgomery and Schenectady Counties wants to share some important and alarming information.
In New York state, Black women are more likely than White women to be diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer and to die from the disease.
Late-stage cancer is cancer that has spread to other places in the body. Cervical cancer is much harder to treat in late stages with less than two out of one hundred women surviving past 5 years.
Here is what everyone should know:
• Getting screened regularly can find the cells that lead to cancer so they can be removed before cancer grows. Screening also helps find cancer early when it may be easier to treat.
• Women ages 21 to 65 should be screened every three years with a Pap test. For some, using an HPV test may lengthen the time between screenings.
• The CSP provides free screening to women ages 40 and older without health insurance who qualify. For women with insurance, most health insurers cover screening at no cost.
In a recent survey, nearly 70% of women 21 and older said they’d be more likely to schedule their screening after learning why it’s important to find cancer early.
The CSP hopes this information motivates women due for cervical cancer screening to call us at 518-841-3726 to see if you qualify for a free cervical cancer screening.
The writer is a case manager for the Cancer Services Program.


Act now: Protect kids from climate change

Egad! There’s a new mental health disorder amongst children. It’s called “climate anxiety,” and it concerns children’s fear of what climate change portends for their future.
I can identify with this, for when I was a child in the 1950s, all the talk was about nuclear war and backyard fallout shelters. We even had bomb drills in school.
Often, I was unable to fall asleep at night due to a sick stomach from anxiety due to this, and my mother had to dose me with Pepto-Bismol to calm my roiling stomach.
Nuclear war and fallout were an omnipresent concern of mine, though it was only something that “might” happen.
Climate change is something that is happening.
When one lives long enough, one can see the changes in our weather patterns, wildlife and invasive species of weeds and diseases such as Lyme disease.
Unfortunately, climate change is not all our children have to contend with.
Nuclear war has raised its ugly head once again with Putin’s assault on Ukraine, and school shootings must always be on the minds of young people.
Now, they practice “active shooter” drills, instead of bomb drills.
What are we doing to our children? Putin’s war and school shootings may not be within our power to correct, but we can do something to mitigate climate change before it’s too late.
So let’s do it.
Please, conserve fossil fuels, eat less beef and urge your congressmen to work for climate sustainability.


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Bill Marincic

17 hours ago — There were 470 complaints of public school staff engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior in Chicago in FY2022

That is just one city, nothing to see here right Santo and the BMDC ‘s?

Bill Wemple

So ~2% Complaints against 22,000+ school staff in Chicago? Those are just Complaints, not convictions, etc. How many of these Complaints were verified and charges brought? Thought you were good at math and logic. Apparently neither.


My posts about sexual exploitation of children by clergy, Boy Scout leaders, politicians, and others are meant to point out that pedophiles exist across all occupations and that to focus on the lgbtq community and teachers as “groomers” is unfair. I never claimed that exploitation did not occur in schools both public and private. The level of hypocrisy among far right personalities, who themselves are exploiters is, however, astounding:

The Daily Beast reports: 1/6/23

“A staffer for Herschel Walker’s Senate campaign has alleged to The Daily Beast that longtime Republican activist Matt Schlapp made “sustained and unwanted and unsolicited” sexual contact with him while the staffer was driving Schlapp back from an Atlanta bar this October.

The staffer said the incident occurred the night of Oct. 19, when Schlapp, chair of the American Conservative Union and lead organizer for the influential CPAC, “groped” and “fondled” his crotch in his car against his will after buying him drinks at two different bars.

The staffer, in his late thirties, recalled that while he drove Schlapp back to the hotel, Schlapp put his hand on his leg, then reached over and “fondled” his crotch at length while he was frozen in shock, calling it “scarring” and “humiliating.” When they arrived at the hotel, the staffer said Schlapp invited him to his room. The staffer said he declined and left “as quickly as I could.”


From today’s headline story in the DG: “At one point, Republican Mike Rogers of Alabama started to charge toward Gaetz before another Republican, Richard Hudson, physically pulled him back.”

Welcome to the GOP, re-born in the image of its master, Donald J. Trump, grandstanding, attention grabbing, self-centered morons in search of power and notoriety through creating chaos.

bob gareat

Mr Santo and Wemple lets not forget the upstanding Mr. Gaetz is also an accused sex trafficker, with at least 1 underage victim. liars have to lie but pedophilia is hard to hide


From today’s DG, “Jan. 6 ceremony…”, “Friday morning’s moment of silence at the Capitol to contemplate the Jan., 6, 2021, assault on it drew mostly Democrats, with brief remarks from…Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Hakeem Jeffries—and none from the GOP.”

It is not only BM and like posters who can’t face what Trump has done to their party and our country; it is the party and its leaders who simply can not face their role in the damage Trump has done to the U.S.A.


One of the cruelest practices of many conservative churches is “conversion therapy,” high-pressure tactics used to convert gay individuals to heterosexuality. The harm done to those subjected to this kind of shaming, humiliation, and mental torment is well-documented:

“San Francisco State University found that “compared with LGBTQ young people who were not rejected or were only a little rejected by their parents and caregivers because of their gay or transgender identity, highly rejected LGBTQ young people were.

8.4x more likely to report having attempted suicide
5.9x more likely to report high levels of depression
3.4x more likely to use illegal drugs
3.4x more likely to be at high risk of HIV and STDs”
Source: San Francisco State University

When will we recognize that what Roderic O’Gorman is doing in Ireland is the right, the kind, the sensible thing to do?

The Irish Mirror reports: 1/6/23

“Integration Minister Roderic O’Gorman has committed to bringing forward plans this year to ban the use of conversion therapy for gay people. Mr O’Gorman, who is gay, previously branded conversion therapy “a cruel process rooted in the promotion of shame”.

He said Ireland should join other European countries in banning the practice. “Obviously, legislation takes time but I think it’s possible we could have it passed by the end of the year. That’s certainly what I’d be working towards, but it could drift into 2024.”

Bill Marincic

This is how a constitutional republic works, not behind closed doors but in the open for all to see. I’m thankful for those 20 holdouts, they got Congress to do the right thing like 72 hours before a Bill comes to the floor so it can be read. Separate Bills, not like Pelosi who gave us 5000 page Bills to read one hour before being voted on. We also have a vote on term limits which I think we all agree need to be implemented. Pelosi and the democrats almost destroyed the institution. Thank God we now have people with principal running things.


BM, Your saying the Rebublicans will now legislate in public and have principals? The last republican with principals was Dwight Eisenhower.
What do you think your party will do with Santos? Lets see how principled and transparent they handle him. They still need his votes don’t forget.
Remember when many questioned H. Walkers qualifications for being a Senator? It was said by many it doesn’t matter what he has done it will be a Rebublican vote in the Senate. Principals and transparency in the same sentence with Rebublican is abuse of the English or any language for that matter in the same sentence. Principals and transparency my a**.

Guy Varoma

Mr. Bill 🤡 way to put a spin on your party’s dysfunction. It’s only the start of the circus act. There will be many more things that you can spin to convince yourself into saying “this is how a constitutional republic works”…..also you still haven’t answered me on your “values”


HMM but wasn’t there an issue with creepy hair sniffing Joe Biden?

Former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, is facing heightened scrutiny over his past conduct towards women.

Eight women have alleged that Biden either touched them inappropriately or violated their personal space in ways that made them uncomfortable.

One of those women, Tara Reade, alleges that Biden sexually assaulted her in 1993. Biden has unequivocally denied assaulting or harassing Reade.
Biden has also been criticized for repeatedly commenting on the physical appearance of women on the campaign trail, and for refusing to explicitly apologize for his behavior. But nothing to see here right because he’s one of your guys right!

The issue with career politicians running the speaker of the house IE: Nancy Pelosi, and Mitch McConnell. There was an interview with a republican congressman regarding the process of a bill. Sadly the corrupt speakers pick and choose what bill goes to a committee. Then it goes to another committee, back to the speaker, then to another committee. If it gets to the floor they get a few hours to review it and are told well let’s just pass it then we’ll find what is in it( Nancy with Obama care). Mitch McConnell is compromised by his wife Coco Chow and is a slave to the Chinese government. I no fan of McCarthy but at least it is not McConnell.

Guy Varoma

Mr. Bill 🤡 you claimed the other day that you vote for people depending on their “values” …I asked were you ok with ” stars grabbing women by their pu**y…You never answered me


A.S. $ here’s a gallup poll for the amount of adult citizens identify as LGBQT. This was summarized by interviewing 12,000 participants. 02/17/22

More than half of LGBT Americans, 57%, indicate they are bisexual. That percentage translates to 4.0% of all U.S. adults. Meanwhile, 21% of LGBT Americans say they are gay, 14% lesbian, 10% transgender and 4% something else. Each of these accounts for less than 2% of U.S. adults.

Bisexual is the most common LGBT status among Gen Z, millennials, and Gen X, while older Americans are about as likely to say they are gay or lesbian as to say they are bisexual.

Overall, 15% of Gen Z adults say they are bisexual, as do 6% of millennials and slightly less than 2% of Gen X.

Women (6.0%) are much more likely than men (2.0%) to say they are bisexual. Men are more likely to identify as gay (2.5%) than as bisexual, while women are much more likely to identify as bisexual than as lesbian (1.9%).

So why are parents upset with the drag queen story time, teaching gender identity in schools. Maybe the GROOMERS are responsible for pushing this type of propaganda on children. This type of propaganda is to take the attention off what the corrupt government is doing.


The house issue is refreshing because if the republicans are doing this to each other and following the process of debate with each other.
Imagine how they are going to be going after the the corrupt deep state..TIK TOK for whom the bell tolls.


Hey FLORIDA sunshine guy what are AOC qualifications, Ilan Omar marrying brother for citizenship, Rashida Taleb the gang of 8.
I only hear them discuss how bad the United States is.


Guy, ask BM if he values honesty; then, ask him if he supports Trump’s claim of a stolen election. If he does, ask him to present evidence which has not been invalidated in court cases or actual videotapes and testimony.

If you remove a water moccasin from its natural environment, and let it dry out for 74 2/3 days, it will amazingly transform into comfortable slip on footwear.- Breaking food and vigorously shaking it before eating it will remove 21.0002 percent of the caloric content. (Doesn’t work as good for soup)- Under no circumstance will a crocodile attack you if you put your thumb under your nose, extend and shake your pinky. – If you sleep on the second floor (or higher) of your home it greatly reduces your susceptibility to getting high blood pressure.

“Funny you call it all lies but the fact / truth is there. I will continue to post the truth on this page”

Yours truly,

Guy Varoma

Anthony, if I was a betting man. I would bet he won’t answer me honestly. If he answers at all. Anyone with a half a brain knows you can’t say you vote on candidates according to their “values” and say you voted for Trump.


Does anyone have any idea what the point of lgb’s recent posts is? He claims Rep. Ilhan Omar married her brother. The man she married, Elmi, is three years younger than she is. Omar’s mother died when she was two. Figure it out. This is a conspiracy theory based on an unverified claim on a Somalian forum and backed by no hard evidence. I don’t have the time or inclination to respond to any more of lgb’s nonsense.

“The younger the victim, the more likely it is that the abuser is a family member. Of those molesting a child under six, 50 percent were family members. Family members also accounted for 23 percent of those abusing children ages 12 to 17.”

So to eliminate this kind of child abuse, let’s separate all children from their families and put them in church or scouting affiliated live in shelters. /s

Family members are at the top of the list when it comes to child molestation, add “trusted” family friends and you’ve got the overwhelming majority of child abuse incidence. That is exactly why it is the schools and teachers that should play a large part in educating children as to the reality of sexual abuse.

To properly do this, educate all children at a level and in a manner, appropriate for age, of the many aspects of sexuality. Educators should obviously be properly trained.

This should be a total package about abuse as well various aspects of human sexual orientation. These children will eventually encounter, and many will become someone other than mainstream “straight” heterosexuals. Yes, there is and always will be a LGBTQ community. To ovoid educating children as to all aspects of sexual orientation, in my opinion, is a travesty. The stigma attached to the LGBTQ community, as in many other minority groups must be removed.- WE ARE ALL EQUAL AS HUMANS. PRRIOD.!!!

Hopefully, with proper education, we will eliminate the Neanderthal thinking of people like BM and lets-go-no-brain.

I also understand why BM has a vendetta against teachers. He completely got short changed in the education department, and that’s quite obvious.

christophe Stalka

Brandies spreading 2 year old lies again brandies and the other hot for hunters boys Biden sighting in NYC today reported in thr times! Exciting! I’m not lying but brandy you keep selling that manure and lying bray on


Lou, well-said. Hatred, as in “conversion therapy,” is often camouflaged as “tough love” by its genuinely perverted practitioners. Those victimized by it will often knuckle under to the pressure and pretend to be what they are not. The biggest problem I have with the hard right is their refusal to accept every individual and judge them on their character and behavior whether they are Muslims, Jews, Christians, immigrants, Native Americans, gay, or straight.

The saddest outcome is when members of a minority pander to the persecuting majority and allow themselves to be used as “tokens” to advance the agendas of the bigoted and narrow-minded. Yes, they benefit in someways, but only in return for giving up their integrity, or to borrow a religious terminology, “selling their souls to the Devil.”


An outrageous example of the abuse of free speech follows. Does any sane person who keeps up with the news believe what the raging lunatic Tucker Carlson claimed on his “entertainment for the Gullible” forum?

“Two years later, it’s clear that Ashley Babbitt is — her death is by far the most significant thing that happened at the U.S. Capitol building that day. But at the same time, it is the least talked about event of January 6th. Why is that?

Well, because the facts about what actually happened on January 6th disrupt the lies. What they’ve told you happened on January 6th and those lies are proving very useful to the Biden administration and to permanent Washington.

On the basis of a wholly created myth about what happened that day, the Biden Pentagon conducted an unprecedented political purge of the entire U.S. military.

The FBI and various intel agencies increased their control over the American media. And most obviously, the DOJ has been allowed to prosecute and jail hundreds of nonviolent political protesters whose crime was having the wrong opinions.

Lies about January 6th, which have been relentless, have enabled some of the most unscrupulous people in our country to make a mockery of our Bill of Rights and to steal our core freedoms.”

Tucker, take a chill pill and then arrange for a series of prolonged sessions with a psychiatrist.

bob gareat

Ashli Babbit was an unfortunate insurgent with anger issues. She unfortunately swallowed the lies and made bad decisions the cost to her was her life others went to prison . Unfortunately her mother rather than accepting the reality of what happened continues to spread the lie Ashli was no patriot she was a insurgent. She will never ne amartyr or patriot



Babbit’s mother probably influenced the beliefs that led to Ashli’s death as she attempted to break into the House Chamber to carry out threats to “hang Mike Pence” and “kill Nancy Pelosi.

The Washingtonian reports: 1/6/23

“Micki Witthoeft, whose daughter Ashli Babbitt died during the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, appears to have been arrested Friday in DC at a protest near the Capitol. Asked by a bystander whether she had any comment, Witthoeft said, “Yeah, Capitol Police suck a–!” Thanks, Ma.

Bill Marincic

Lou Lou come on man you sound “like a dog face pony soldier, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: all men and women are created, by the, you know the, you know the thing. “You know, there’s a uh, during World War II, uh, you know, where Roosevelt came up with a thing uh, that uh, you know, was totally different than a, than the, the, it’s called, he called it the, you know, the World War II, he had the war – the War Production Board.”Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids. “I am a gaffe machine. But by God, what a wonderful thing compared to a guy who can’t tell the truth.

– Joe Biden

I’m re-posting what I put up late last night along with two following comments. I find it hard to believe we’ve become so numb to gun violence this story, as of now, has barely made the news. The teacher is in critical condition.

January 6th, 2023
Washington Post
“A 6-year-old boy shot and wounded an elementary school teacher Friday in Newport News, Va., in a classroom with other pupils present, authorities said.

The female teacher, whose name was not disclosed, was shot with a handgun at about 2 p.m. at Richneck Elementary School, Newport News Police Chief Steve R. Drew said at a news briefing. He said the 6-year-old first-grader, who was taken into custody, had been involved in an altercation with the teacher. No students in the classroom were hurt.

“This was not an accidental shooting,” Drew said.”

Perhaps if the other 6 year olds were armed this could have been prevented.

Bill Wemple
January 6th, 2023
Where’s the good toddler with a gun when you need one? Sheesh! /s

January 7th, 2023
The absurd, the tragically absurd desired outcome is the teacher is armed. So which teacher thinks they could gun down a 6 year old? Forget the response, “well, they have a gun pointed at you”, because the Church of the Manly Man MAGAts says “you do what you gotta do” and if that means you gun down a 6 year old, I’m certain all the minion would nod their little heads in agreement.
But who really would? Who really knows what they’d do? And who knows what psychological scars that would leave?
There are simply too many guns. Truly responsible gun owners, and law enforcement know this and support tighter controls because they see it’s worked in other countries, and there’s no practical reason to think all Americans deserve to be gun owners or worse, to stockpile weapons and ammunition.
It is not punishing the responsible gun owner. The responsible gun owner understands that all weapons can’t be controlled so the less available the easier to control.
So Mom doesn’t take one to the back when their toddler in the back seat of the car finds a loaded pistol in her handbag. And so preteens aware Mom and Dad have a gun, don’t sneak it out only to tragically find it’s loaded too. So a spontaneous flash of passion, or depression doesn’t lead to a spontaneous, and very permanent, tragic decision.
What will it take for gun hobbyists, and that’s what most are, hobbyists, to have that come-to-Jesus moment? Facing down an armed 6 year old? I doubt it.


Looney Lou maybe you can explain the debacle of the Obama fast and furious plan.
Federal agents can’t account for more than 1,400 guns after a widely criticized operation aimed at tracing the flow of weapons to Mexican drug gangs, sources with knowledge of the investigation tell CNN.
Of 2,020 guns involved in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives probe dubbed “Operation Fast and Furious,” 363 have been recovered in the United States and 227 have been recovered in Mexico. That leaves 1,430 guns unaccounted for, the sources said
Yet every legitimate gun owner in BLUE states go through vigorous vetting. But Looney Lou thinks the criminals get their guns legally.
The DONKEY should be the first to line up and turn in all of their weapons, guns, knives, anything that can used to defend themselves from dangerous criminals. You know the ones the Loony Liberals refuse to prosecute and go right back out and commit more crimes.

christophe Stalka

calm yourself brandy we know you can cut and paste and lie and bray . Speaking of hunter and Hillary exciting news!

christophe Stalka

McCarthy the kind of leader we will all live to regret not lying just stating a fact. Bray on lying donkey boys liars gotta lie

Bill Marincic

Lou, I won’t and can’t lower myself to your level, my IQ is too high. Don’t drown in the shallow end of the gene pool.

Guy Varoma

Ashli Babbit got shot killed for one reason and one reason only….Donald J Trump and his enablers like Mr. Bill 🤡. …The dummies of Trump don’t seem to realize that if they ever got to mike Pence the Secret Service would have mowed them down with their machine guns in 2 seconds ..These idiot Trump enablers don’t know how lucky they were that day.

bob gareat

sorry gentleman and liars just caught this excellent letter and thought it merited reprinting
More GOP liars keep trampling the truth

As a pathological liar he has carried his party through a vicious administration and an insurrection, praise be.
But it is time for others to step up. Happily we see that Representative-elect George Santos is moving to the front rank of self-serving liars, joining Kari Lake, Arizona’s would-be governor.
Then there is the entire Republican National Committee. See Joe Conason’s column (“Jan. 6 Committee shows Trump isn’t the only Big Lie grifter”) in the Dec. 27 Gazette.
But more are needed. The truth will come out unless more of their ilk link arms and trample it.
Come on, GOP.

anyone catch the photos of the loser Santos making the white supremacist sign?

Jeff Moore, i hope you see this. I hope you’re also looking at the numerous opportunities in the area to further your education and be more valuable to an employer. It worked well for me.
Also be aware of the many opportunities for someone who can declare financial independence to pay for college.

Bill Marincic

January 7th, 2023

The saddest outcome is when members of a minority pander to the persecuting majority and allow themselves to be used as “tokens” to advance the agendas of the bigoted and narrow-minded. Yes, they benefit in someways, but only in return for giving up their integrity, or to borrow a religious terminology, “selling their souls to the Devil.”

WOW, I’m surprised you are admitting what your Democrat party has been doing to people of color, especially since LBJ, well there is that slavery thing your party is also responsible for. I know, I know, you are going to say that was different than those, and yesterday’s democrats are today’s republicans, I have heard that lie on here for years. Own up to your party’s faults, let it out, and be real for once.


Only stupid people brag about their I.Q. They probably got the number by taking one of the numerous on-line I.Q. tests.

Evidence from the WP (1/7/18), that it is blundering fools who brag about their I.Q.:

“President Trump says he’s a genius. Sometimes people even say it for him.

“You’re an F-ing genius,” someone wrote to him on Twitter in 2013. “I.Q. tests confirm!” Trump replied. In fact, he wrote this weekend, his lifetime of success in business, TV and politics “would qualify as not smart, but genius . . . and a very stable genius at that!”

He has been somewhat less enthusiastic about providing evidence of his intelligence.

Trump has repeatedly challenged people to IQ tests, but when someone once asked him to prove his own score, he simply replied: “The highest, a‑‑hole!” The Washington Post asked the White House whether it would share his IQ test results on Sunday, if there are any, but got no immediate reply.

So be it. There’s no law that a president has to document his intelligence. But if Trump doesn’t, he should know that someone might come along and try to measure it for him.”


Bill Marincic
January 7th, 2023
Lou, I won’t and can’t lower myself to your level, my IQ is too high. Don’t drown in the shallow end of the gene pool.

Yeah, my heart goes out to people like Jeff Moore. People working hard and still not being able to attain the necessities of life to comfortably survive.

My son lives in an 1,000 sq ft. apartment in Golden Colorado with his girlfriend. Their housing expenses are over $3,000 a month. Daily living expenses are impossible for so many to meet these days regardless of where you live in America.

Sadly, this is partially a political issue. Republican leaders implement tax cuts for the rich, and so frequently vote against programs to help level the playing field for those truly in need. MAGA my ass.

“Sorry losers and haters, but my I.Q. is one of the highest -and you all know it! Please don’t feel so stupid or insecure,it’s not your fault.” trump

This is what self-proclaimed high IQ people do :

“Donald Trump looks up toward the Solar Eclipse with out glasses from a balcony at the White House in Washington, DC on Monday, Aug 21, 2017.”

Trump suggested injecting household cleaners into people’s lungs to cure them of the coronavirus. “I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute. … Is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning, because, you see, it gets in the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs?”
He then pointed at his head, and said, “I’m, like, a person who has a good you-know-what.”

“He couldn’t admit he was wrong when he tweeted that Hurricane Dorian was going to hit Alabama, and so he drew on a weather map with a Sharpie to make it seem like he was right.”

“He threw paper towels at people in Puerto Rico who had just endured Hurricane Maria.”

“He asked members of the National Security Council if they could nuke hurricanes rather than letting them hit the U.S.”

“Trump was told to talk about Frederick Douglass at a Black History Month event, clearly had no idea who that was, and while trying to bullsh*t his way through the talk, implied that Douglass was still alive.”

“He suggested that his much-desired border wall could just maybe be buttressed with alligator moats.”

“He asked Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, “Didn’t you guys burn down the White House?”

“He called the Second Epistle to the Corinthians “Two Corinthians.”

I could keep on finding high IQ genius kind of stuff that Trump has said and done for the next two weeks, but I won’t.

Guy Varoma

Mr. Bill 🤡 if IQs don’t matter why did you mention it in the first place? Are you a “stable genius” like Trump is? Also you have ignored my question on your “values” …are you ashamed yours is lacking? Does part of your “values” include ” grabbing Pu$$y” …I’ll await your answer

Bill Marincic

No, I should have said I don’t have an IQ that low, but nonetheless. BTW, Lou, it’s the democrat-controlled tax and spends cities with the high taxes, well actually it’s almost everywhere since your party had complete control of the government for two years and destroyed the economy.


More ignorance from the bottomless pit of misinformation posted by BM: “your party had complete control of the government for two years and destroyed the economy.”

The Democrats did not have complete control over the government under Biden’s administration since the filibuster enabled the Republican minority to stop legislation in its tracks. It would take a majority in the House and at least 60 senators for one party to completely control the government. Nonetheless, working with the dwindling number of sane Republican senators, Biden did manage to get some significant legislation to his desk, notably BBB.

Inflation, due to international problems such as supply chain disruptions, has been a problem but the economy has not been “destroyed.” Employment remains at an historical high and wages are going up as the FED is successfully taming inflation with interest rate hikes.

Some people, people like BM, would rather see the country fail than a member of the opposition “team” succeed. Pathetic.


BTW, BM, let me zero in on the relevant comment you made regarding your I.Q. “my IQ is too high”. Many would disagree. How can someone’s I.Q. be “too high”? That phrase makes you sound foolish.

Tony, he corrected that comment, but to be accurate he should have left off the last two words of the following:

Bill Marincic
January 7th, 2023
No, I should have said I don’t have an IQ that low


Des Moines’ CBS affiliate reports: 1/7/23

“A former Iowa church pastor is accused of drugging and sexually abusing a child more than a decade ago. Criminal complaints say 68-year-old Mark Benson abused the girl several times at his home in Cambridge from 2009 to 2012. The victim was between the ages of 10 and 13 at the time. She told police Benson gave her medicine to make her sleep before he abused her. She told her story to police in October 2022. Benson is now charged with third-degree sex abuse.”


It is looking more and more like the Orange “Chosen One” will be doing time:

The New York Times reports: 1/7/23

“A New York judge declined on Friday to throw out the state attorney general’s civil fraud case against former President Donald J. Trump, increasing the likelihood that he will face a trial this fall.

In a sharply worded order, the judge, Justice Arthur F. Engoron of State Supreme Court in Manhattan, denied Mr. Trump’s motion to dismiss the case, granting the attorney general, Letitia James, another victory in the matter. In September, Ms. James filed a lawsuit accusing Mr. Trump, three of his adult children and their family business of overvaluing his assets by billions of dollars.

In his written order, Justice Engoron said that some of the arguments repeatedly made by Mr. Trump’s lawyers were “frivolous,” and had been “borderline frivolous even the first time defendants made them.”

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