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Letters to the Editor Saturday, Jan. 21

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Grateful to Dakes and Stewart’s

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
The generous matching gift challenge offered by Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family — and the generosity of donors who responded to that challenge — have given the One Church Street project a very Happy New Year!
We are renovating the former Johnstown YMCA building to be the new home of our free community meals program and our food pantry, which have been helping folks with food insecurity for 30 years.
In addition, our new food pharmacy will work with local healthcare providers to combat health problems associated with poor nutrition.
Stewart’s Shops and the Dake Family offered to match up to $100,000 in donations made to One Church Street during December.
This provided the impetus for some outstanding giving. With that match, we raised a total of $372,546.90!
The individuals who donated are too numerous to name here, but we thank you sincerely and will recognize you by name in our new lobby.
We also received gifts from these local businesses and foundations: Adirondack Beverages, Ahoy New York Tours and Tastings, Brown’s Ford, C.T. Male Associates, DiSanto-Rose Dental, Elizabeth Cady Stanton Hometown Association, Fage International, Johnstown Hospital Foundation, Josiah H. Danforth Memorial Fund, Main Motorcar, Perrella Charitable Foundation and, The Wesson Group.
Construction is ongoing, and we want to complete the work during 2023.
Thanks to this challenge, we have now passed $1.9 million raised toward our goal of $2.3 million.
Thank you!
Tom Bell
Johnstown
The writer is chair of the One Church Street Steering Committee.

 

Trump responsible for his election loss

In his Jan. 13 letter (“We need an honest and objective press”) about Donald Trump, Mr. Rick Green stated: “Schiff, Nadler, Pelosi, the media, and others joined in the death by a thousand cuts. The narrative worked. He didn’t get re-elected.”
Donald Trump did not get re-elected because a majority of voters overwhelmingly chose another candidate. And why? Because of Trump’s own words and deeds; in short, his record.
Throughout his tenure, several large, well-funded, popular, and influential media outlets supported and promoted Donald Trump and espoused his MAGA “gospel” on a daily basis.
No, Mr. Green, the media did not cause the death of Donald Trump “by a thousand cuts.” It was Trump himself.
Paul Deierlein
Schenectady

Explain many plumes in sky above Glenville

Has anyone been looking up lately, especially on clear “bluebird” days?
Recently in Glenville I noticed an excessive number of white plume “contrails” from aircraft flying more or less in parallel paths, mostly west to east, over our area.
There were so many contrails that it was difficult to count them all. Then the aircraft, flying at high altitudes, began a crossing pattern, going roughly south to north.
These white plumes eventually expand and turn into a white haze, which in many cases combines to form a weird white cloud cover. I have read that commercial aircraft don’t leave big contrails, so where are these aircraft coming from, and what are they dispensing in these long, large contrails?
Are these military aircraft? If so, what is their purpose and who is paying for all these flyovers? And what is contained in the plumes of white haze these aircraft are leaving in their wake?
Is this a government attempt to control the weather and climate? Has the material raining down on us been tested to determine if it is safe to breathe?
This has been happening more frequently recently, but since most people don’t look up into the sky much, it seems to be largely unnoticed. Or maybe, like the movie, the government doesn’t want us to look up.
Jim Shear
Glenville

Waite’s tribute to Banks was insightful

Andrew Waite’s tribute to novelist Russell Banks in the Jan. 14 Gazette (“Author Russell Banks a man of character and characters,”) is the best piece of its kind that I’ve come across as a decades long reader of our Capital Region’s newspapers.
It is worthy of reprint in any national publication of note.
The Daily Gazette is fortunate to have such a skilled and insightful writer on its staff.
I have not read any of Russell Banks’ novels, but I will be sure to do so now.
George Milner
Mechanicville

Local stop-smoking program is effective

As a professional working in the field of tobacco control, I appreciated your article (“Local resources look to aid in resolutions to quit smoking”) in the Jan. 8 Gazette about the daunting challenges many smokers face when trying to quit.
As referenced in your article, The Butt Stops Here (BSH) is a local smoking cessation program, one that has helped thousands of smokers achieve their goal of a smoke-free life.
The free, seven-week program combines group support and education.
While the program was originally developed for in-person participation, Ellis Medicine and St. Peter’s Health Partners – collaborators in the field of tobacco control —adapted the on-site program to a virtual platform to accommodate covid-related restrictions. In fact, many current participants say they actually prefer the ease and convenience of an online group.
Primary care providers are another valuable source of support and guidance.
Research shows that when clinicians discuss tobacco use and offer patients treatment and support, it increases the likelihood of success by 30%. Even brief discussions – lasting less than three minutes – are effective.
For more information on The Butt Stops Here program and a schedule of upcoming groups, visit sphp.com/quitsmoking.
Amanda Mulhern
Schenectady
The writer is manager, Community Health Programs with St. Peter’s Health Partners.

Cartoon was insulting to disabled people

In regard to your political cartoon (“Investigating Joe Biden”) in the Jan. 13 Gazette with the picture of a blindfolded man using a white cane, are you insinuating that if you are blind, you do not know what is going on? Excuse me but they do know what is going on, they can think, hear, and feel and unfortunately have to put up with this mean stereotype. The Daily Gazette owes an apology to every person with a disability.
James Lechowicz
Schenectady

Hochul must boost mental health staffing

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s State of the State address serves as a statement of the administration’s priorities for the upcoming year.
For those of us with boots on the ground in service to some of New York’s most vulnerable residents, it shows us the priorities of our leaders, and demonstrates the challenges we will face.
We see hope in regard to the proposed investments in mental health, childcare and housing; all initiatives that help combat the devastating effects of poverty.
Committing resources to some of the foundational issues that hold many New Yorkers back will help give every New Yorker the chance to fulfill their promise.
The governor’s $1 billion for mental health services offers added promise to deal with the critical unmet and hidden needs of our children, families, and adults as well as our communities.
Who fulfills the mental health promise?
An investment of $1 billion in our mental health system is an important step. But left unsaid is who’ll provide these life-changing services? Programs only work when they have a trained, experienced, stable workforce to implement and deliver them.
In a sector battered by an unprecedented workforce crisis, where is the support to attract people to the field, compensate them fairly, and encourage them to stay in jobs where they make a difference?
We eagerly anticipate the governor’s executive budget and hope to see real solutions to the workforce challenges. Including an 8.5% Human Services COLA would signify that this administration truly is committed to moving New York forward.
William Gettman
Albany

Trucks to Dunn dump violating traffic laws

During November, the city of Rensselaer submitted a report, Dunn C&D Landfill Impacts Assessment, to the state Department of Environmental Conservation prepared by the city’s engineer.
It contains photos of tractor trailers appearing to violate traffic laws enroute to the often smelly and noisy Waste Connections S.A. Dunn construction and demolition debris dump that borders the Rensselaer public school campus.
With Rensselaer’s hills and ravines, only two possible routes lead to the dump at the east end of Partition Street. Third Street is not used due to its length and narrowness.  The other is through downtown on Broadway.
The report documents what I have seen many times: that 5-, 6-, and 7-axle tractor trailers enroute to the dump cannot travel along Broadway without violating traffic laws.
Every tractor trailer exiting the Dunn (Hudson River) Bridge ramp onto Broadway (near the Amtrak station) goes over the curb or into the right-turn-lane to turn left.
A few hundred meters to the north, every incoming tractor trailer crosses a long bridge over rail tracks and then makes a right turn onto Partition Street crossing into the other lane.
It is unacceptable that for eight years, every tractor trailer enroute to the dump has violated traffic laws.
The fact that this occurs is proof city streets cannot accommodate the trucks and is an excellent reason for the city and state to close the dump.
Tom Ellis
Albany

Need leaders to curb flow of deadly drugs

If an airplane carrying 250 people crashed every day, killing all on board, the outrage would be astronomical.
When 250 people die every day from drug overdoses, all we hear is crickets.
Drugs are killing many Americans at the very prime of their lives.
Fentanyl is a major culprit but not the only one. Heroin and cocaine kill as well.
It seems we spend more time and energy trying not to offend people by using the wrong pronouns. Last I checked, pronouns don’t kill people, but drugs do.
It’s time this country gets its head out of — wherever it is — and starts dealing with the flood of drugs before we destroy more of this generation from overdoses.
I studied management, and good management requires strong leadership. Strong leaders recognize serious problems, take firm positions, and make hard decisions.
Good management discovers the root causes of problems and then they take action. Blue ribbon committees and white papers do not turn ships around. Captains with navigational skills and good judgment steer ships out of dangerous waters.
We need leaders who can see through the fog and find ways to end the flow of deadly drugs into our country. Time is running out.
James Pavoldi
Duanesburg

 

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christophe Stalka

MR deierlein spot on assessment of Damsel donnies loss apparently history is repeating itself. The fake news stunt failed the Nazis eventually and the Republicans have followed suit once already we are on track for another bomb . Thankfully we seem to be dropping the curtain on the damsel Donnie crap show. `your fired` has never been a more appropriate slogan to replace that nasty MAGA con job

ANTHONY J SANTO

The column “Border Crisis…” on p. C7 explains the origins of our border problem and how to solve it. “…the U.S. government has dramatically narrowed access for people to ask for asylum legally and have their cases heard…Trump…systematically dismantled and starved the immigration infrastructure through his policies—resulting in the furloughing of thousands of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees, the imprisonment of children and the illegal detention of immigrants.”

The solution: “We need to stop creating artificial bottlenecks in the system.” We need adequate resources to guard the border as well as the infrastructure necessary to hear immigration cases and “help settle people who are being treated as pawns in a political game.”

letsgobrandon

So the solution according the socialist is open unfettered borders allowing unvetted and unknown people enter our country. Allow unknown individuals with unknown intentions with no means of income or support except off the teat of American workers. The loonies cry about the debt ceiling be raised like a ill tempered child not getting toy at the store.
The current administration allows our country to continue down a path of destruction. Like many adults who liven a budget sometimes have to make tough decisions. Ecspecially in these current times. A budget means well we have to keep the heat at 63 degrees and wear a sweater or hoodie. Sorry kids we cannot have pizza and a movie this week we’ll have to have peanut butter and jelly. Sorry aunt Sally we cannot come visit because we do not have the extra money for gas. Sorry small business we do not have extra money to shop in your store or eat in your restaurant.
So yes let us slow down or stop immigration until our government starts actually working within a budget.
This is all tied together in a nice neat knot with one results if the socialist get their way. One world government with China running our country.

christophe Stalka

MR Santo the fact filled article you cite is an excellent historical record. Imagine the eyes being opened as they read it. The windmills of many dance fogged minds may stop spinning as a result of reading itThanks for highlighting the facts

letsgobrandon

FLORIDA : yesterdays comments: lgb, Did you ever find out why your neighbor is going to Idaho? Because of the big gun or as ChuckD asked something else big as they have large gay population in Boise?
Yes because of ridiculous taxes, attacks on gun control, lack of work in the nuclear industry in NY.
As far as your homophobic comments I do not know that gay people do not support the second amendment ? Your comments show your ignorance to the issues with the second amendment.
So please clarify your statement are you and Chuck saying gay people do not own guns? If a gay person owns a gun does it make them less gay?
Glenn Beck wrote a good book called Arguing with idiots. A great read but I try to pass on the topic.
There’s no cure for stupid Mr. Florida!

ANTHONY J SANTO

This is what I posted: “We need adequate resources to guard the border as well as the infrastructure necessary to hear immigration cases and “help settle people who are being treated as pawns in a political game.”

This is LGB’s response. Do I have to add anything? I didn’t think so:

letsgobrandon
January 21st, 2023
“So the solution according the socialist is open unfettered borders allowing unvetted and unknown people enter our country.”

ANTHONY J SANTO

He also posts, “So yes let us slow down or stop immigration until our government starts actually working within a budget.”

Right now over half our budget goes to defense spending. We spend as much as the next nine defense budgets combined. Our defense budget is 39% of all global defense spending. Many weapons systems are redundant. The nuclear triad consists of ground based missile silos, airborne nuclear missiles, and nuclear armed trident submarines. Any one of the nuclear systems is capable of destroying the biosphere. We operate unnecessary bases in our country and around the world. Defense contracts are often approved for economic reasons rather than strategic considerations.

For a more detailed look at the waste, read “The United States can afford a defense spending cut” on p. C6, today’s DG.

letsgobrandon

The walls are closing quickly on Joe Biden and Hunter. VP Joe ‘s executive secretary Kathy Chung recently disclosed emails providing VP joe’s itinerary and a list of contacts to include;
Bill Clinton
Hillary Clinton
Sen. Reid, Dodd, McConnell(rhino),Carper , Pelosi, Durbin, Leahy, Manchin and host of others contact information and phone numbers.
Why would Hunter be given this information? With his connections and shady business dealing with Ukraine and China.
I wonder if this was Eric Trump getting an email with all the political figures direct phone numbers and then has a meeting with someone from a foreign country.
THE WALLS ARE CLOSING IN TIK… TOK…TIK…TOK..

ANTHONY J SANTO

U.S. District Judge Middlebrooks threw out a lawsuit Trump brought against Hillary Clinton and others as “completely frivolous, both factually and legally.” He added that Trump “…is the mastermind of strategic abuse of the judicial process,” using the courts “to seek revenge on political adversaries.”

“The ruling required Trump and his attorney, Alina Habba, to pay nearly $938,000 to the defendants in the case.” (today’s DG, p.C3, “Judge fines Trump, lawyer…”)

Steven Flynn

James Lechowicz. Are u more bothered by the blindfolded man using a cane or the fact that the cartoonist used Joe Biden as the subject? Lighten up James, laugh a litttle, not to many people see that cartoon as a slam to blind folks. Ever see the inflated Trump cartoon, was that a slam to overweight poeple? It’s a political cartoon, nothing more and nothing less. Laugh James, lifes to short.

letsgobrandon

A.S. : the imprisonment of children and the illegal detention of immigrants.”
I believe your beloved messiah Obama was the one who built the cages for children. It is a fact and proven.
My point is stop allowing immigrants until our country can afford to function within a budget before bringing in people we cannot support.
I do not think it to be unreasonable to say sorry immigrant we’re out of money and we must get our house in order before we allow more guest into the country.
NYC mayor wants a billions $$$ to support for illegal immigrants. Last projection was 1.6 million a year and he needs 3 billion?
SORRY BUT THE AMERICAN ATM IS OUT OF MONEY.

ANTHONY J SANTO

From the Obama Whitehouse:

“Publishing the President and Vice President’s daily public schedules online is just one more way we’re opening up the White House. You don’t have to visit WhiteHouse.gov to find out what the President and Vice President are up to each day – you can subscribe to their schedules via RSS or even add their schedules to your own Outlook, iCal, Google calendar, or any other calendar service that’s compatible with an iCal feed. Just click here to download the iCal feed and add it to your calendar today. Your calendar will be automatically updated as new events are added to the President and Vice President’s schedule.”

Yet LGB finds something nefarious due to the belief that “VP Joe ‘s executive secretary Kathy Chung recently disclosed emails providing VP joe’s itinerary and a list of contacts…” to Hunter Biden.

I think the ticking and tocking Brandon hears is only in his head.

ANTHONY J SANTO

Obama did build them, but it was in response to a rapid influx of immigrants, overcrowded makeshift facilities and the need to build quickly. “The chain-link fencing was cheap, allowed for good ventilation and carried the benefit of allowing agents to supervise the entire facility, by affording them full visibility into the enclosures. Its grim, industrial appearance, however, was redolent of a livestock operation rather than a humane facility. Migrants and some agents soon derided it as “la perrera” — the dog kennel.” However, “the Obama administration did not systematically separate parents from their children at the border, a practice that generated such backlash that the first lady and Trump’s daughter Ivanka joined the groundswell of people who pressured him to end it.” WP (10/23/20)

ANTHONY J SANTO

More dangerous and slanderous lies from Cuckoo Tucker Carlson:

January 21, 2023 Fox News, Idiocracy

“They closed the gyms during COVID. Anybody who closed a gym during a pandemic that kills people who are fat clearly doesn’t care about your health at all.

“They hate nicotine. They love THC. They are promoting weed to your children but they’re not letting you use tobacco or even non-tobacco nicotine delivery devices which don’t cause cancer.

“Why do they hate nicotine? Because nicotine frees your mind, and THC makes you compliant and passive. That’s why.” – Tucker Carlson, who last week declared smoking to be “the most American of all pleasures.”

Are we all convinced that Tucker has a nightly entertainment show and that it isn’t a valid source of news?

christophe Stalka

Mr lechowicz please ignore the slimy clueless comments made by little Steve if you see a disabled person don’t “laugh a little” leave that to the classless pig thanks for your comments.

F___youBiden, and friends:
Twisting other’s words as a means to win your argument is certainly one of the more childish tools you resort to, and is transparent to everyone.
But thank you, F___youBiden for proving this: that to most of you the gun is your “Man Card”.

Pro tip:
Real men don’t need toys to make the point.

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Proof of Your Manhood – The Man Card from Bushmaster
Bushmaster Firearms

Windham, ME –-(AmmoLand.com)- Inspired by the overwhelming response to Bushmaster’s “Consider Your Man Card Reissued” sweepstakes, today Bushmaster Firearms announces the latest part in the series; the Man Card online promotion.

To become a card-carrying man, visitors of Bushmaster.com will have to prove they’re a man by answering a series of manhood questions.

Upon successful completion, they will be issued a temporary Man Card to proudly display to friends and family. The Man Card is valid for one year.

Visitors can also call into question or even revoke the Man Card of friends they feel have betrayed their manhood. The man in question will then have to defend himself, and their Man Card, by answering a series of questions geared towards proving indeed, they are worthy of retaining their card.

Bushmaster invites you to visit Bushmaster to earn your Man Card and have some fun. If you decide to revoke the Man Card of a friend or two along the way, that is entirely up to you.

ammolandDOTcom/2010/05/bushmaster-man-card/

Florida2015

lgb, You have no sense of humor I see. My comment was to bring a small amount of humor as was ChuckD,s. Lighten up. My bet would be he is moving to Idaho for work. It’s like conservatives say people are moving here because of politics. Pretty sad if that’s what you have to do for guns or politics. As far as the second amendment and gays you posted “Your comments show your ignorance to the issues with the second amendment”. Your foggy rants and lizard brain thinking have lost me. Sorry

letsgobrandon

Hey Chuck I understand if testosterone offends you. Continue to sit down when you urinate, and cry when a hallmark commercial comes on. No one is asking you do be any more of a man than your estrogen will allow. So please excuse while I scratch my n#t sack and drink a Budweiser in my wife beater shirt with my confederate flag hat.

Bill Marincic

Chuck D The man card was an advertising catch to get you interested. FYI there is no such thing as a man card not that you would ever get one if there were

Chuck Ds got the tik tok dancing boys on his case scary they are persistent when angry calm down tick tok dancers calm down

ANTHONY J SANTO

There are not many things more pathetic than a man who needs a semi automatic gun to certify he is a real man. But G–F—K B—n took a shot at it with this incredibly violent and stupid post, which I presume is his idea of manly of humor, “Hey Chuck I understand if testosterone offends you. Continue to sit down when you urinate, and cry when a hallmark commercial comes on. No one is asking you do be any more of a man than your estrogen will allow. So please excuse while I scratch my n#t sack and drink a Budweiser in my wife beater shirt with my confederate flag hat.”

ANTHONY J SANTO

And BM adds yet another insult to his long list of angry outbursts, “…there is no such thing as a man card not that you would ever get one if there were.”

Hilarious! You want to mock me for pointing out the obvious? That speaks volumes.

Again, real men don’t need toys like guns to be a man.
But Bushmaster, not a small company, clearly understands that a certain demographic does. Sold a lot of toy army guns too based on it. It appears to be the weapon of choice for white male mass shooters everywhere.

Well done Bushmaster, well done NRA, and well done insecure males everywhere. You all make a great team. Look how many children can be obliterated with them!
MAGA!

tik tok brandies if you want to try to convince people about your manhood dont go bragging about rubbing your self while thinking about another guy in the can. just a suggestion strange dude

Brandies said “Hey Chuck I understand if testosterone offends you. Continue to sit down when you urinate, and cry when a hallmark commercial comes on. No one is asking you do be any more of a man than your estrogen will allow. So please excuse while I scratch my n#t sack and drink a Budweiser in my wife beater shirt with my confederate flag hat.”

Democratic future looking very bright!

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By Isaac SchorrJan 21st, 2023, 3:06 pm
Mediaite

A new poll out this week shows former president Donald Trump with more support than several of his next closest possible 2024 GOP primary opponents combined — including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Trump beat the competition in a hypothetical 8-way primary, in the latest Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll of Republican voters reported by The Hill this week.

With 48% of Republican respondents calling Trump their first choice to be the GOP nominee, he finished with more than the combined individual preferences for DeSantis (28%), former vice president Mike Pence (7%), Florida senator Marco Rubio (3%), former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (3%), and Texas senator Ted Cruz (1%).

That’s 20% more than his next closest competitor in DeSantis. He also boasted a 10-point lead over DeSantis in a hypothetical head-to-head primary matchup, and 5-point lead over Biden in a general election rematch. Trump lost the popular vote to Biden by 5.5 points in the 2020 presidential election

Florida2015

ChuckD, I think the currant Republican House members will have put the Democrates on a absolute path to a majority. Debt ceiling aside they will have passed NOTHING of the “red meat” the base thirsts for.
As far as the posts from lizard brain lgb and his likewise cohort BM, I believe every word of what he said about scratch my, wife beater etc, and man card from BM.
It’s probably a Saturday ritual for lgb to do all those things and dress that way for his confidence to begin another week of terror among his enemies. lgb, Do you drive a pick up with gun in rack in back window to complete the picture?

Bill Wemple

Thankful for Stewart’s donations for charity, however I’m curious why Stewart’s gas prices are often 30-50 cents per gallon more than gas stations literally only 100 yards away. Just drove past a Sunoco, Luk Oil, and Stewarts on New Scotland Ave in Albany today that are all next right next to each other and Stewart’s is 30 cents more than other two. Finding similar patterns in Saratoga and Malta areas too.

ANTHONY J SANTO

An article in Salon (undated) assumes there are actual man cards issued by Bushmaster and lists some questiona a manly wannabe must answer before being issued a card. Of course, a card is automatically issue to Bushmaster gun purchasers:

“There are lots of reasons to own guns: Hunting, self-defense, clinging purposes, but also to bolster your deflated sense of masculinity. This is not some glib liberal notion about how men only buy guns to compensate for their inadequacies, this is the explicit aim of an ad campaign from Bushmaster, the maker of the assault rifle that was used to kill 27 people last week in Connecticut.

You see, you’re not officially a man until Bushmaster tells you you are. “To become a card-carrying man, visitors of bushmaster.com will have to prove they’re a man by answering a series of manhood questions. Upon successful completion, they will be issued a temporary Man Card to proudly display to friends and family,” a press release for the campaign reads.

Most of the quiz questions are pretty predictable and harmless, if dumb — Do you eat tofu? Can you change a tire? Have you ever watched figured skating “on purpose”? — but others are more challenging. One question gives you four possible options of how to respond if a car full of the rival team’s fans cuts you off on the way to the championship game. The correct answer, it turns out, is to commit arson: “Skip the game, find the other car in the parking lot, and render it unrecognizable with a conflagration of shoe polish and empty food containers.”

If property destruction isn’t your thing, you can always reclaim your manhood by purchasing a Bushmaster assault rifle, like the .223 Adam Lanza allegedly used.

But watch out, manly friends. Don’t let those emotions show or that glass be full of anything but non-light beer, because your buddies can “revoke” your Man Card at any point. Revokable offenses include being a “crybaby,” a “coward,” a “cupcake” (we have no idea what that means either), having a “short leash” (presumably thanks to a wife or girlfriend), or being just generally “unmanly” (this one has a woman icon).

In the wake of the shooting, some clever Internet users have employed their revoking privileges to taking away Bushmaster’s own man card, listing their location as Newtown, Conn. “Bushmaster is run by awful human beings,” one revocation notice reads.”

ANTHONY J SANTO

From CBS News: 1/21/23

A resort owned by former President Donald Trump is set to host a spring conference led by former national security adviser Michael Flynn and radio personality Clay Clark whose past speakers have echoed false claims about the 2020 election and COVID-19 as Trump launches a third bid for the White House.

The conference, known as the ReAwaken America Tour, had no official lineup of speakers for the May event at Trump’s Doral hotel in Miami, but past events have featured speakers who have echoed conspiracy theories that Trump has supported, including Eric Trump, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Overstock.com founder Patrick Byrne, Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk, and former chief of staff to the Acting Secretary of Defense Kash Patel.

Also included previously in the lineups are Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), attendees of the U.S. Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, QAnon influencers, and some of the most prominent anti-vaccine activists in the country.

The former president is central to QAnon and its ideology. The conspiracy theory includes the unfounded belief that a cabal of famous Democratic politicians and liberal elites run a child sex trafficking ring, and that Trump will arrange for mass arrests and military tribunals of corrupt politicians, among other outlandish ideas. The FBI has warned that conspiracy theories like QAnon pose a growing domestic terrorism threat.

Last July, Clark reportedly asked the crowd at a ReAwaken event, “Alright, ladies and gentlemen, how many of you believe Jesus is king? How many of you believe that Donald J. Trump is their president?”

A flier advertising the event twice names the Trump National Doral Miami resort as its location, and includes a photo of the resort. It would be the first time the tour held its conference at a Trump property. The Daily Beast was first to report the location of the conference.

The flier alludes to its hosts and speakers providing a “Great Re-Awakening,” a QAnon dog whistle pointing to information posted on online message-board 8chan by “Q,” the primary messenger in the conspiracy, in order to motivate followers ahead of prophesied mass arrests.

The Anti-Defamation League warned about the ReAwaken America events when they launched in early 2021, writing in a report that the extreme ideas like QAnon, and election fraud and anti-vaccine conspiracies are “fusing with other conspiracies that are creating doubt, fear and anger about the government and the country.”

The conference news comes as Trump prepares for his first public 2024 presidential campaign event in South Carolina on Jan. 28, where he hopes to re-establish his political momentum after declaring his latest presidential run in November.

The Trump Organization did not respond to requests for comment.”

So much worse than an embarrassment, “these people” are fighting to take down our country, and perhaps the world. – Fools, too stupid to understand they’ll be taken down with the rest of us. They should stick to scratching their nuts and stop pushing their ignorance with such arrogance.

How come, you never talk about grabbing pu-sy or the coronavirus just disappearing like a miracle? That’s why you are the real clowns with ZERO credibility. MAGA morons NEVER wrong, ust the other side.
Like the Orange cancer, you’re totally blind to anything you don’t want to see. Now be a man like your counterpart lgb and go scratch your nuts.

Here’s the difference…
A normal person, a normal preteen, can pick the likely guilty party. Can you, MAGA?

Trump’s response to a search (under warrant, because of several previous attempts to hide documents, as evidenced on CCTV):

“These are dark times for our Nation, as my beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents,” Trump said in a lengthy statement, adding that the FBI “broke into” his safe.

“This continuous, irrational, obsessive quest to destroy Donald Trump is just further proof that the Biden Administration is just solely focused on politics and not addressing the issues the American people really care about,” says Hogan Gidley, Trump’s former White House deputy press secretary who still speaks with him.

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Biden’s response (via his attorney):

At the outset of this matter, the President directed his personal attorneys to fully cooperate with the Department of Justice (DOJ). Accordingly, having previously identified and reported to DOJ a small number of documents with classification markings at the President’s Wilmington home, and in the interest of moving the process forward as expeditiously as possible, we offered to provide prompt access to his home to allow DOJ to conduct a search of the entire premises for potential vice-presidential records and potential classified material. This was consistent with the process described in the Statement we released on January 14 and followed after the persona attorney’s discover of the documents found at the Penn Biden Center.

DOJ requested that the search not be made public in advance, in accordance with its standard procedures, and we agree to cooperate.

Yesterday, DOJ completed a thorough search of all the materials in the President’s Wilmington home. It began at approximately 9:35 AM and concluded at around 10:30 PM and covered all working, living and storage spaces in the home. By agreement with DOJ, representatives of both the personal legal team and the White House Counsel’s office were present.

DOJ had full access to the President’s home, including personally handwritten notes, files, papers, binders, memorabilia, to-do lists, schedules, and reminders going back decades. DOJ took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials, some of which were from the President’s service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President. DOJ also took for further review personally handwritten notes from the vice-presidential years.

AS noted in the Statement we released on January 14, we have attempted to balance the importance of public transparency where appropriate with the established norms and limitations necessary to protect the investigation’s integrity. We will continue to do so throughout the course of our cooperation with DOJ.

Chuck, their solid rebuttal; Yeah but, yeah but, yeah but, trump knows White people are special, he doesn’t give two Sh – ts about foreigners, and he says he believes in god, and he says he wants us to have guns, and we love whatever he says. That’s why Biden classified stuff is worse than trumps. And oh yeah, didn’t he say at was an unfair witch hunt. That’s solidly proves we’re right! What more evidence do you need?

Steven Flynn

Atlanta dealing with the extreme liberal nonsense tonight. The party of peace has transformed into the party of destruction. City by city, everything they touch turns to fire and complete chaos. Own your city Atlanta, dont give in to a group of lefty marxists.

Steven Flynn

“How come, you never talk about grabbing pu-sy or the coronavirus just disappearing like a miracle? That’s why you are the real clowns with ZERO credibility. MAGA morons NEVER wrong, ust the other side.
Like the Orange cancer, you’re totally blind to anything you don’t want to see. Now be a man like your counterpart lgb and go scratch your nuts.”

This guy needs to talk with a therapist. An angry old extreme liberal marxist ranting away at a computer screen. Check WebMd to see if there’s a pill he could take or something organic.

Steven Flynn

Most extreme liberal’s agree but it doesnt change the fact that liberal marxists are trashing Atlanta. They subscribe to the same creed as u and the posse and angry Lou. Back in the day, that was u.

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