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Letters to the Editor Monday, Jan. 23 – Two from readers in Schenectady

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Don’t shield kids from public scrutiny

Sorry, but I’ve had it up to my hair line, though it just keeps getting higher.
The laws about not telling the age of juveniles after they’ve committed an irresponsible adult action, needs to be changed. They should have their names and ages put in the paper, so their neighbors know who these children are, also to embarrass their guardians.
It doesn’t seem that they care about anyone that they may harm in their journey either.
Growing up in Schenectady, I learned right from wrong from parents, siblings and TV, along with the kids I associated with.
Maybe growing up now has changed everything, from the violence on TV, video games, the news reporting, and growing up without parental guidance, along with the influence of their peers.
Not going to school also has an effect on the things they learn, and don’t learn.
You have to go with your eyes and ears open.
Raymond C. Jacobs
Schenectady

Show support for Aid in Dying bill

New Yorkers do not yet have a law which allows for terminally ill people to access, as a last resort, Physician Aid in Dying.
At this time, 10 states and the District of Columbia have laws which allow terminally ill people to seek compassionate care in ending a life of suffering.
That means that about 22% of Americans have access to Physician Aid in Dying.
Most of the patients who access this option are suffering end-stage cancer and their pain is not easily mitigated.
Having the option of medical aid in dying brings peace of mind to those facing terminal illness. Two physicians have to approve the medication.
The patient has to be able to self-administer the medication. There are numerous safeguards in place to assure that the patient is acting without any pressure from others.
Compassion & Choices is the organization which is leading efforts to authorize, implement and defend medical aid in dying so all terminally ill people who are eligible will have access to the full range of end-of-life care options.
Right now, Compassion & Choices is active in Albany lobbying for this bill.
Add your voice to this effort. No human being should have to suffer at the end of life.
We provide a humane option for our beloved pets. Why not for ourselves?
Write or call your state senator and Assembly person.
Show your support for a Medical Aid in Dying law for New Yorkers.
Eleanor Aronstein
Schenectady

 

 

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Joseph Vendetti

Lets talk about debt limits –

According to Newsweek – Under 8 years under President Obama the debt increased by $8.8 trillion and under President Trump in 4 years by $7.1 trillion. Total current debt is $31.4 trillion. These last two administrations have increased the US debt by around 52%.

When an Individual or Business borrows more it has to have a revenue stream to support that payment path, our government and budget office make “predictions” on payments based on tax & fee revenues, which tend to be optimistic for each administration.

Unfortunately we don’t have the ability on the State or Federal levels to say no for items like we do in our daily budgets. Our limitations are set by our Credit Cards, banks, etc – the federal government needs some kind of spending oversight.

ANTHONY J SANTO

We do need to cut down on spending. We waste a great deal of money on defense spending that results in the production of redundant and obsolete weapons systems; money is allocated to defense industries because of their lobbying power and the desire of Congressmen to bring money and jobs to their constituents. We have created what Eisenhower feared and warned us to avoid, a military-industrial complex that dominates the economy and is self-perpetuating regardless of actual military needs. We rank number one, by a huge margin in military spending among the ten nations that spend the most:

The United States — $778 billion
China — $252 billion [estimated]
India — $72.9 billion
Russia — $61.7 billion
United Kingdom — $59.2 billion
Saudi Arabia — $57.5 billion [estimated]
Germany — $52.8 billion
France — $52.7 billion
Japan — $49.1 billion
South Korea — $45.7 billion

Yet, congressional Republicans insist that military spending will not be reduced. They threaten to vote against raising the debt ceiling which would result in the U.S. being unable to pay the debts it has already accrued. The economic results would be catastrophic for all of us. But if we reduce only domestic spending, programs like Social Security, Medicare, and the ACA would have to be slashed to have a meaningful impact on our debt. Such cuts would significantly reduce benefits and income for tens of millions of Americans.

Let’s cut fat and waste from the military and re-tool for the production of consumer goods. All transitions are painful. But I think this is the least painful solution to our debt crisis.

Little Willy🤭 You’re a fool. That’s exactly where all NATO nations should be spending defense money.

Why? Because that war effort is about something you are a part of destroying in America…Democracy.

Steven Flynn

These people are so desperate for it to be a white man. They totally mislead their constituents and pour fuel on the racial fire. They can’t even wait until the blood dries.

“Heart is beyond heavy for the victims and their loved ones. Lunar New Year is a time of togetherness, celebration and love. This tragedy is beyond hate. We are broken as a nation to have mass shootings and white supremacy reign terror. Our community is shattered.” – Fransesca Hong Dem Representative Wi.

“Ten dead in Monterey Park. I am sickened. A horrific example of needless gun violence. With bigotry toward AAPI individuals as a possible motive. The families are in my prayers as we seek information by law enforcement. We’ll never quit demanding real action on gun safety.” – Adam Schiff

“I’m heartbroken by the news of the shooting in Monterey Park amid Lunar New Year celebrations. I’m praying for the victims, their families, the 1st responders. We must stand up to bigotry and hate wherever they rear their ugly heads, and we must keep working to stop gun violence” – Chuck Schumer

It might be a good idea to wait until the facts come out first. Kinda like what you’re telling the American people about Biden’s classified doc issue. Do as I say, not as I do. Brilliant!

Steven Flynn

“Devastated by the news out of Monterey Park. My heart breaks for the victims, their families & friends, and all those impacted by this gun violence during Lunar New Year celebrations. These mass shootings can’t continue, and Arizona stands united w/ the AAPI community against hate.” – Newly elected Dem Governor Katie Hobbs Arizona.

Mr.Jacobs: The most common causes of juvenile crime are attributed to Family characteristics such as poor parenting skills, family size, home discord, child maltreatment, and antisocial parents … (Derzon and Lipsey, 2000; Wasserman and Seracini, 2001). If you have trauma inflicted upon you at an early age without direction on how to cope bad things will ensue. Don’t be too quick to add to the burden these children already carry.

ANTHONY J SANTO

BM, once again you assume you have cornered someone you disagree with, but you actually demonstrated your inability to accept and deal with facts. I believe that military aid to Ukraine, which represents only 5.6% of our military spending, is essential to stopping Putin-Russian state terrorism. Ukrainians are fighting our war. Anyone who thinks Putin would stop at the Polish border if he easily took over Ukraine is unbelievably naive. The threat to our national security is obvious. Putin is depleting Russia’s military might in his futile war to take over Ukraine.

This is what I posted and this is what you should be responding to:

“We waste a great deal of money on defense spending that results in the production of redundant and obsolete weapons systems; money is allocated to defense industries because of their lobbying power and the desire of Congressmen to bring money and jobs to their constituents.

Let’s cut fat and waste from the military and re-tool for the production of consumer goods.”

So, my response to your fatuous post is that my support for military aid does not conflict with calls for reducing military spending by eliminating the fat, waste, redundancy, and political favoritism that bloats that budget:

Bill Marincic
January 23rd, 2023
Santo, do you mean that military spending that is giving Billions in arms to Ukraine? I thought you supported them.

Bill Marincic

Loonie Lou, the on,ly people that are destroying democracy are you lefty libs with your pack the Supreme Court, sending ballots to everyone in the mail, no voter ID, and releasing criminals back on the street to re-offend. You Blind Mice are George Soros’s favorite kind of people.

ANTHONY J SANTO

Steve, it is sad but true that the victims of bigotry often come to internalize the majority prejudices against them. This results in hatred of who they are as well as the group they are part of. Such feelings often translate into violence.

Bottom line there is racism, religious, and ethnic bigotry in our society and it leads to violence.

PBS News hour: 1/21/23

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) —” Five Memphis Police Department officers were fired for excessive use of force, failure to intervene and failure to render aid stemming from an arrest during a traffic stop of a man who later died in a hospital, officials said Friday.

The police chief said Tadarrius Bean, Demetrius Haley, Emmitt Martin III, Desmond Mills, Jr. and Justin Smith were involved in the Jan. 7 arrest of Tyre Nichols, 29, who was Black.

The Memphis Police Department conducted an internal investigation into the arrest of Nichols, who died three days later, and the discipline came after the probe’s conclusion, authorities said.

The five officers who were fired are all Black, according to the Memphis police public information officer.

The U.S. Justice Department has opened a civil rights investigation. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation also is looking into the force used in the arrest.”

Arguably, the bigoted Black police officers viewed Black people in the same way bigoted white officers do. Note that the DOJ is opening “a civil rights investigation.” The fact that the officers were Black themselves is irrelevant.

Mr. Bill 🤡 when ever you comment on here it’s like you enter the room then proudly fart and leave room stinking of your nonsense. You are an embarrassment to our community.

ANTHONY J SANTO

Bullies are frightened people who cover up their low self esteem and timidity by aggressively attacking and intimidating others. Adam DiSabato was Ohio State wrestling team captain while the team doctor was using his position to sexually abuse team members. Jim Jordan, the notorious congressional partisan and bully was assistant wrestling coach and has been accused of helping to cover up Dr. Richard Strauss’ sexual abuse of students. From today’s DG, p. A12 “GOP unleashes…”:

“In 2018, DiSabato claimed Jordan begged him to deny the story. He told U.S.A. Today, “Jim Jordan called me crying, groveling, begging me to go against my brother, begging me, crying for a half-hour. That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on…” Adam’s brother, Mike DiSabato had been among the first whistleblowers.

Joseph Vendetti

Anthony – agreed – our bloated programs and military items ordered by Generals and Admirals waste Billions. Some of the weaponry is futuristic pipe dreams others are antiquated that spend tax dollars. Another agency that can’t live with a realistic budget.

Bill Marincic

Santo, so you know what happened with those five officers? You were there? So you assume that these are racist police officers, really, five police officers on the same traffic stop, and all are racists and hate their own race so much that they kill a man of the same race as them? Sounds pretty ridiculous to me, BTW, this is the weaponized DOJ of you lefties, of course, they opened an investigation, and they are going to push the same ignorant conclusion as you. They are going to say systemic racism is so bad that not only Black-on-Black crime is on the rise but even amongst police officers. Just watch and see.

Mr. Bill 🤡 where you there when Paul Pelosi’s window got broken? You offered an explanation why the glass fell on the outside. o you must have been there right? Stop stinking up the room …..change your diet.

Bill Marincic
January 23rd, 2023
“Loonie Lou, the on,ly people that are destroying democracy are you lefty libs with your pack the Supreme Court”

Little Willy,🤭 the imaginary man in your noggin, who short circuit reality from what you say, is working overtime.

ANTHONY J SANTO

In answer to your post just above, BM, yes, that explanation was posted addressing the mass killing in California.

I said arguably, about whether it was internalization of prejudices against their own racial identity that led to the unjustifiable murder of a Black man by 5 Black police officers. Arguably means the same as possibly. I did not present it as a fact as you did with the “broken glass” issue in the Pelosi case.

BM, don’t you explain your obviously erroneous interpretation of my belief in cutting fat, waste, redundancy and politics out of the military budget?

I think most posters would agree with me when I say almost all of your posts are “pretty ridiculous,” to use your expression.

Bill Marincic

Santo, there are a whole lot of other places to cut waste than our military. Yes there are items that need cutting but the fact that we have the greatest military might in the world has kept us and our partners safe. I would start with Senate and Congressional retirement packages.

ANTHONY J SANTO

Bill Marincic
January 23rd, 2023
Aroma, everyone knows that glass will fall the way in the direction of the force.

Wrong again BM, as has been proven time and time again. I’ll post it again:

“…the direction of force cannot be determined from observing the amount of glass on one or the other side of the direction of force due to the elastic supercooled nature of glass where, upon breaking, depending upon the nature, speed, and angle of the breaking mechanism, glass shards/pieces may move in either direction…” Former Retired Professor (Criminology, Forensic Science) at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (1992-2007). But then, you know more than a criminologist who specializes in forensic science, right BM?

Mr. Bill 🤡 everyone knows you’re an embarrassment to the community. That is a factual statement because you prove it daily. All you are is intestinal gas making absurd comments.

The National Debt:
Can we try to agree on what the national debt is not? It is not whether Joe Biden and the Democrats will try to balance the national checkbook. It is not a simple matter of revenue in and expenditures out. The Republicans will try to make it seem that way for political points (pretty hypocritical points, at that) because their simple followers will buy it and cause more havoc. The media will try to make it seem that way because the Republicans are causing all manner of faux drama over it, and both parties stand to make money off the drama.

What does seem true is a.) the time for negotiating the debt was during the budget process last year, not now and b.) there will be dire consequences if the debt limit isn’t raised and we don’t make good on all the bonds we’ve issued, and c.) most agree the whole idea of a “debt limit” that needs raising every year needs to be trashed.

Don’t get played.

I cannot come close to explaining the national debt, neither can anyone here so I point to a decent article on the subject that if nothing else shows how deep in the weeds trying to understand it can get.

stlouisfedDOTorg/publications/regional-economist/fourth-quarter-2020/does-national-debt-matter

Be informed, and not a tool.

Steven Flynn
January 23rd, 2023
These people are so desperate for it to be a white man.

So what’s your point? I know……If wasn’t a White man that means there’s no such thing as systemic racism. Got it.

ANTHONY J SANTO

I do not know what congressional retirement packages are,so I can’t take a stand on reducing them. However, I know they are not significant enough to have any meaningful effect on national debt.

Some military experts believe that removing waste, fat, redundancy, and politics from the military would result in a leaner, more effective force. As too many cooks spoil the soup so do too many generals spoil the military.

ANTHONY J SANTO

ChuckD, I agree that the danger of the national debt is exaggerated by the far right; they have made it a political issue when it is an economic problem that both parties have contributed to. Republican tax cuts, “pet” military projects, and corporate subsidies probably created more of the debt than Democratic social programs. What is really important is debt to GDP ratio. “United States Government debt accounted for 123.6 % of the country’s Nominal GDP in Sep 2022, compared with the ratio of 124.9 % in the previous quarter.. ” (US Government Debt: % of GDP, 1969 – 2022 | CEIC Data). Though we are headed in the right direction by that metric, the ratio is at its highest historical levels. This can be seen as a threat to our ability to pay our debts and result in lower quality ratings for our bonds, which means higher interest rates and more debt, a potentially vicious and devastating cycle.

I agree that the debt ceiling does no good and can have devastating economic consequences when used as a political bludgeon. What the far right is threatening to do, opposing increasing the debt ceiling in the name of taming the national debt, would result in U.S. bonds rated at lower quality, necessitating higher interest rates to attract buyers, and higher national debt, as well as the threats of recession and inflation, stagflation.

At the moment, there is no crisis and no reason to panic. The dollar is solid and U.S.investments are attractive but cutting out waste to control the deficit is always a good idea.

Marincic (the Super Speller):
“…the fact that we have the greatest military might in the world has kept us and our partners safe.”

Except of course all our intelligence agencies, right? Because your Donald told us he’ll take Mr. Putin’s word over them. He was very clear about that. Apparently our intelligence agencies can’t compare with the word of Vladimir Putin.
Have I got that right, marincic?

“Everyone knows…” except the person trying to make the point lmao. This is what happens when you don’t believe in science, or education, or experts. You do a little Googling and search for anything that confirms your position regardless where it came from, and then make statements like “everyone knows…”, when in fact, you yourself have no idea. You may know a lot about financing vehicles, but that doesn’t mean you know squat about the physical properties of glass.

Flynn, those are indeed premature reactions and they need to issue retractions. But they’re not made out of thin air, because of some kind of imagined ‘lib white hate’ by you and your little friends. They’re made based on a precedent; a precedent that most of the mass casualty shootings we’ve seen, in fact in atrocities around the world, have been committed by white males.

It’s sickening that that needs to be stated for deniers like you.

It’s sickening that I could get away with an off-hand comment the other day about the ability of the military styled weapons in public circulation to obliterate children. Sickening because if it’d never happened, multiple times, I’d be labeled a sicko for thinking of it. But here we are, coping as best we can with that reality, that white males are responsible for the most heinous killings this country’s ever had to face, or New Zealand, or Australia as well. If you were a fan of MASH, or Catch-22, or Kurt Vonnegut you’d understand.

Last week we lost another great American when Diamond of Diamond & Silk fame went to the great All-you-can-eat buffet in the sky. Some say it was the COVID she and her sister became famous for denying, many are saying it was a Chinese spare rib.

Whatever the cause, that other great American, Donald “Never met a buffet I didn’t like to abuse” Trump took time from his busy day to offer a few words and express surprise that Diamond had a sister, named Silk. Who he’d taken many photos with. Who were paid to be a part of his campaign.

Dementia Don.

Actually cleaning the swamp…
From the Department of justice today:

Former Special Agent In Charge Of The New York FBI Counterintelligence Division Charged With Violating U.S. Sanctions On Russia
A Russian Court and Government Interpreter Is Also Charged with Violating U.S. Sanctions on Russia

Damian Williams, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Michael J. Driscoll, Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), announced the unsealing of a five-count Indictment charging CHARLES MCGONIGAL and SERGEY SHESTAKOV with violating and conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”) and with conspiring to commit money laundering and money laundering. SHESTAKOV is also charged with making material misstatements to the FBI. The defendants were arrested on Saturday evening, and they will be presented this afternoon before Magistrate Judge Sarah L. Cave in Manhattan federal court. The case has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Jennifer H. Rearden.

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said: “As alleged, Charles McGonigal, a former high-level FBI official, and Sergey Shestakov, a Court interpreter, violated U.S. sanctions by agreeing to provide services to Oleg Deripaska, a sanctioned Russian oligarch. They both previously worked with Deripaska to attempt to have his sanctions removed, and, as public servants, they should have known better. This Office will continue to prosecute those who violate U.S. sanctions enacted in response to Russian belligerence in Ukraine in order to line their own pockets.”

Bill Marincic

You mean like you Aroma? What do you contribute here? You, Bob/Chris, and Loonie Lou just come here to attack anyone whos opinions differs from your own communist left wing agenda.

Bill Marincic

When you have a liberal state run by loonies and a liberal federal government working with the cartels to traffic children and drugs, this is what happens. let’s Go Brandon.

The medical examiner’s office in King County, Washington, which is home to Seattle, is struggling with where to store dead bodies as the number of people overdosing on fentanyl continues to increase, the local public health director revealed.

Bill Marincic

I don’t know Lou, I seem to remember since the 60s when I was growing up that there were zero constraints on them. They are more often the problem than the solution. I would say it depends on who is running them, you have Clapper and Brennon who tried to overthrow the government along with Comey and the crew.

So, fake patriot, we can take that as a “yes, Putin’s word is better than our intelligence agencies”.

How do you feel that affects your sense of patriotism then? When you agree with Donald Trump that we should trust Vladimir Putin over our intelligence professionals.

Steven Flynn

Chuck D. I loved MASH, hot lips Houlihan was my favorite followed by Lt. Colonel Henry Blake. All the other sarcastic crap u wrote I could care less.

Steven Flynn

Our intelligence professionals also signed a letter stating that Hunter Biden’s laptop had the markings of Russian Disinformation, that turned out to be false. You as a forensic guy should’ve seen that they were wrong. I guess the University of Phoenix online forensic course needs some work.

Bill Wemple

Bureaucracies take on a life of their own and they grow into ever larger ones very rapidly. When the SIXTH branch of the DoD (Space Force) was added, this will surely happen, and this branch will now start requiring more of its own new resources, budget, headquarters, installations, recruiters, staff, contractors, equipment, etc. It should’ve just stayed as a part of the Air Force, IMHO. Will it have its own basic training installations? A new service academy? Add another corridor to the Pentagon? Was it really that necessary to have a new branch?

letsgobrandon

Well there you have it. Once conspiracy theory comes true again. Corrupt FBI DOJ in bed with deep state socialist democrats. Piece by piece they are falling apart. Each day more and more people are seeing what the MSM and the Democratic socialist called conspiracy theorists nuts. Tik Tok clowns the walls are closing in around you.

HAH! You’re effin’ hilarious!

Have you had you car’s muffler bearings checked? Better head down to Bill’s place and ask it be done, STAT! Just use the password: F___youBiden, and he’ll know.

Which as I’m sure you’re smart enough to know, is a garbage statement proven by the very words you used. Once again, that’s right, 50 some intelligence pros did sign off on that and there’s ample evidence they’re right (and zero evidence that your Grand Conspiracy holds any water). As you say, they signed of on it having the marks. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with that statement, much as you wish it meant something else.

Do you not have ANYTHING of value to offer? Why do you struggle with logic and language?

(And thank you for tacitly admitting you were wrong to claim they said it actually was.)

Mr. Bill 🤡 my contribution here is pointing out your stupidity for Trump…..I know people who know you and they try to avoid you because they don’t want to be tagged with your stupidity

They didn’t say it was definitely Russian Disinformation. They explicitly said they didn’t definitively know, but that as you stated, “had the markings of Russian Disinformation.” They were highly suspicious given Russian influence in the 2020 election as outlined in the Mueller report, and given the proximity of the e-mails to the election. They were going on the Russian pattern of behavior and the best evidence they had at the time. That’s often what intelligence is, nothing is ever 100%, and decisions are made on probabilities. But I’m sure you’re a reasonable person that will understand that nuance.

ANTHONY J SANTO

Bill Marincic
January 23rd, 2023
When you have a liberal state run by loonies and a liberal federal government working with the cartels to traffic children and drugs, this is what happens. let’s Go Brandon.

The liberal federal government is “working with cartels to traffic children and drugs…”? And you call Guy “aroma”? You have revealed yourself as a person who believes in totally insane Qanon conspiracies. You have earned the sobriquet “STENCH.”

Furthermore, of the three branches of the federal government you call liberal, one, the Supreme Court is controlled by far right politicians, judges in name only. The legislative branch is split, with the Party of Trump controlling the House and the Democratic party leading the Senate by a slim margin. The executive branch is headed by a Democrat.

Please name the people in federal government who are “trafficking children and drugs.” Also, provide the evidence supporting your accusations. Don’t pretend to ignore this unless by doing so you just stop posting insane lies, accusations, and conspiracy theories. Meanwhile, a course of therapy with a mental health expert might help.

Steven Flynn

That might all be true Whoville but the liberal media heads took the Russian Disinformation part and ran with it like it was gospel. They debunked the laptop story but retracted as more info came out. Wapo and the NYT changed their tunes but then went into Joe Biden wasnt involved mode. That might be true or it might not, time will tell.

ANTHONY J SANTO

Those of us amused and deeply satisfied by the infighting among Trump and his current and former in-circle will enjoy this article from The Guardian: 1/23/23

“Pompeo describes Trump calling John Bolton, his third national security adviser, a “scumbag loser”. After being fired, Bolton produced a memoir of his own, The Room Where It Happened. Trump sought to prevent publication but the book was a bestseller.

Bolton has now floated a White House run of his own, to try to block Trump. Pompeo fires salvos Bolton’s way, at one point comparing him to Edward Snowden, who leaked surveillance secrets to the media in 2013, but saying the National Security Agency contractor “at least had the decency not to lie about his motive”.

Bolton, Pompeo writes, should “be in jail, for spilling classified information.” Pompeo also says he hopes one day to testify at Bolton’s trial on criminal charges.

Bolton hit back this morning on CNN:

What he knows, in fact — or should know — is that my book went through a four-month-long pre-publication review process precisely to make sure there was no classified information in the book. It was arduous at times, I can tell you.

The National Security Council senior director responsible for that review cleared the book. And inside the White House, because Donald Trump didn’t want the book published before the election, he fired the senior director, a career employee of the National Archives, from her job and tried to get another review going.

If he [Pompeo] didn’t know about it, it’s incompetence in writing the book for not checking out the facts before he put it down on paper. And if he did know about it, that’s malicious and well beyond reckless to say things like that.”

When these people were in powerful positions in the White House we were in grave danger every minute of the day, even before the trumpian mishandling of the pandemic and the 1/6 insurrection. It seems only narcissistic power-hungry individuals, not bright or competent enough to seek high office, sold their integrity and honor to Trump in an attempt to achieve power and money. Now these scoundrels want to be president!

Steven Flynn

“Georgia District Attorney Chris Carr sets the record straight with the local liberal press. The propagandists that referred to people tearing up Atlanta as peaceful protesters.
“To the Atlanta Media: Peaceful protestors use words. Rioters smash windows, set police cars on fire & shoot law enforcement officers. Stop calling these people protesters.”

Well done sir.

letsgobrandon

Bull it’s not their fault. Systemic racism caused them to do it. Just because the suspect had a gun and wounded an officer and refused to comply with police orders. He was shot and the gun they found on him matched the weapon used to injure the police officer. So please pay attention and realize how silly you sound when you say they were not peaceful protesters. Sheesh , I realize how stupid they sound when you actually write it. Send them all to jail

Bill Marincic

Listen Fake Chuckleberry or is it Dingleberry? I never said I trust Putin, please show me where I ever said that, You just lie for the sake of lying but then again you are a lifelong democ rat that’s all you know.

BTW, we know you have trouble keeping the spittle from running down your chin, but for the record: I’ve been a active, engaged unaffiliated voter since I was 18, 45 years ago. I did finally hold my nose and register as a Democrat before the 2020 Primaries only so that I could vote for Sanders. I did vote for Biden in the General because the alternative was a person and party of dubious character.

Bill Marincic

Santo, the evidence is the open border allowing the cartels to traffic children and women into the sex trade along with the Fentanyl pouring across the border. These 100k per year and climbing deaths only started when Biden and company opened the border.

Bill Marincic

Varoma, I highly doubt you know anyone who knows me personally and if you do then I doubt they keep away from me. As a matter of fact, I have a very small circle of friends that I associate with by my choice.

Steven Flynn

“My heart is breaking over this Monterey Park shooting. It’s one of the most AAPI populated cities in the U. S, and this occurred on the eve of the Lunar New Year. Fu– Trump and the right for instigating this rise in anti – Asian hate. Fu– your guns. This has to stop.”- Lacy Vorrasi-Banis.

This is the rhetoric of the radical left and similar to what you hear from the DG extreme liberals. A sick Asian man walks in and shoots up a group of people having a good a time, and this whackanut blames Trump and the right. Does that sound familiar? Liberal extremism in action.

Marincic, I am not lying. Trump made it very clear to the world that he took Putin’s word over our military intelligence.

You claim the “fact that we have the greatest military might in the world has kept us and our partners safe”. I’m pretty sure a great military is founded on great military intelligence.

You’ve made it clear you’re one of Trump’s biggest fans here and would vote to reelect him in a heartbeat.

So my question is, fake patriot, do you stand with Trump in denouncing our military intelligence and deferring to Vladimir Putin? See? No lying, honest question.

Four more members of the right-wing Oath Keepers militia have been found guilty on seditious conspiracy charges for their roles in trying to block the peaceful transfer of power during the January 6th riots at the United States Capitol building.

B-b-but it’s all a extreme liberal lie!
It’s a plot by the deep state (whatever that is) to take down our Donald Trump!
It’s a radical leftist communist socialist marxist BLMist antifa plot being orchestrated by Greta Thunberg and AOC!
It’s the damned Green New Deal, I tell ya! It’s the Mexican hordes being imported by Nancy Pelosi to all vote Democrat!
And they’re taking away our gas cooktops!

Bill Marincic
January 23rd, 2023
You mean like you Aroma? What do you contribute here? You, Bob/Chris, and Loonie Lou just come here to attack anyone whos opinions differs from your own communist left wing agenda.

Little Willy, 🤭 I must say you do contribute a lot to this forum, problem being it’s almost always sinful, ungodly, immoral, evil, and or wrong!

Next time you have a conversation with the imaginary man in your head, ask him to explain the difference in opinion and fact to you.

Plus you are unreasonable illogical and stupid….Suspend a 2 foot square piece glass 3 feet off of, and parallel to the floor, draw a line on the floor directly under the piece glass, then strike it with a hammer. Now eat all the glass that ends up on the on the side of the line that the hammer impacted the glass on.

Florida2015

Flynn, Marincic, lgb, You’re needed this weekend in SC. Your’e boy is floundering, and you know how the MSM will be all over this. So hurry on down and help Damsel Donnie
They need people with shirts and signs (you have to purchase them yourself of coarse) behind him on the stage. Please don’t let this be cancelled because of lack of cult members. Your’e old friends the Q’s will be there I’m sure.

Donald Trump’s Team Is Reportedly Making ‘Pleading Calls’ to South Carolina Republican Officials Ahead of His Upcoming Campaign Event.

ANTHONY J SANTO

“…in March, Congress passed an omnibus spending bill that included $100 million “for Border Patrol hiring and contractors, retention and relocation incentives and contract support.” All Senate Democrats voted in favor of the bill, while 31 Republicans voted against it.” WRAL News, 10/25/23

Florida2015

Anthony, We know the Rebublicans can’t help solve the immigration problem. Another dog chasing the car situation and if they catch it, then what?

Author unknown:
Common sense is not a gift, it’s a punishment, because you have to deal with those that don’t have it.
Helps explain a lot when you read the posts from the”righties”

Mr. Santo, I have to ask, I honestly don’t know, but is this what the foolish Republicans are holding up payment on by not raising the debt limit? We’re told the debt limit must be raised to help pay for obligations already approved.
So I have to wonder if Republicans have any positive offerings for this country, or is it their sole agenda item to block anything Democratic? We shouldn’t be surprised that they would be that suicidal.

Steven Flynn

Chuck D. Many moons ago Joe Biden opposed raising the debt limit. Im sure you’re old enough to remember that. What was his positive offering to the country at that moment?

Really? With the country on the verge of default? I’m not remembering that. I’m aware he voted “no” in 2003, but later THAT SAME DAY voted for a reduced increase. And it wasn’t under threat of causing economic collapse of our economy.

How about you show us how Republicans have done anything to improve the lives of all Americans?

Steven Flynn

Why pretend its just a Republican thing? Its a political game of chicken like it always is. I know what youre trying to do and Im sure you’re cult members will nod their heads in unison.

Bill Marincic
January 23rd, 2023
Varoma, I highly doubt you know anyone who knows me personally and if you do then I doubt they keep away from me. As a matter of fact, I have a very small circle of friends that I associate with by my choice.

Bill Marincic
November 27th, 2022
“Al Jurzinski is a Republican and a very, very close friend of mine”…

Must be Al Jurzinski is a part of that circle. Next time I see him, I’ll ask.

Steven Flynn

I read today where there’s a group of far left politicians (Lee Jackson, Thalib, Jayapal, and others) who want an unlimited debt ceiling. Imagine a day when we give our government an unlimited borrowing chip. Is that what the extreme libs want? Remember, the Republicans will take back the white house some day and todays democrats will be giving them a credit card with no limit. Brilliant!

Sure flynn, once again you’re the victim.
In fact, the debt ceiling has been repeatedly raised, and often with bipartisan support. But in fact it and this country’s economic standing in the world have never been held hostage by a small group of MAGA idiots who think Trump was cheated from the presidency.

So again I ask, what have the Republicans done to benefit all Americans? Because the list of Democratic accomplishments is a long one that includes cleaning up Republican chaos. You will predictably put your twist and half-truths to anything Democratic, but we’ve come to expect that from the demographic who loudly proclaims any dissent to their idiotic theories is The Enemy.
Snowflakes.

Florida2015

I stand by my comment. Common sense is not a gift, it’s a punishment, because you have to deal with those that don’t have it.
I and others repeat the DEBT ceiling is to pay for PREVIOUS spending. Any one have a credit card with a balance on it? If you do you have to make at least the minimum payment. Previous spending is on our credit card and payment for past spending is due.
Reading compression seems to be in short supply at times. And both sides have agreed to that previous spending on the “credit card”. Not once when Frump was president did Democrats not go along with raising ceiling. Problem as Mr Vendetti keeps pointing out is BOTH sides agree and then spend to much.

Steven Flynn
January 23rd, 2023
Whats your point Lou and why does it bother u so much?

Not sure what what you’re talking about, but if it was my post about how glass falls when struck with a hammer, it’s been an on going issue with little Willy,🤭 and I believe I, as so many others have, logically disproved his nonsense.

BTW, your question “why does it bother u so much?” is another one of those, “does your mother know you beat your wife?” kind of questions. You’re implying something that is probably not true.
I’m not bothered.

Steven Flynn

Chuck D. Who said this, Kevin McCarthy or Joe Biden? “But the roots of that threat lie in the disastrous policies of this administration. Because this massive accumulation of debt was predicted, because it was foreseeable, because it was unnecessary, because it was the result of willful and reckless disregard for the warnings that were given and for the fundamentals of economic management, I am voting against the debt limit increase.”

This is what today’s republicans are saying to Joe Biden. Were you outraged at Biden then like u are at Republicans now?

Moving on, flynn. To your points, so what? You seem to be trying to pin the blame on Democrats and you can’t provide one single thing the Republicans have done for all Americans.

“It’s time again for gun talk with your host, the Glib Sociopath.”

“Hello, fellow patriots, and thanks for subscribing to my Youtube channel! As you’ve undoubtedly heard from the hysterical fake news media, there’s been another mass mortality incident which HAPPENED to involve firearms!”

“Of course the LIBERALS immediately started whining about gun control — as if THAT would solve anything! Honestly, they’re so emotional!
Why can’t they be rational like me? And why can’t they KEEP THEIR GUN GRABBING HANDS OFF MY PRECIOUS GUNS?!?”

“It’s much too soon to POLITICIZE the issue! We must offer our thoughts and prayers to those affected by this utterly unpreventable incident, and then get on with our lives as if none of it ever HAPPENED!
It’s the only DECENT thing to do!”

“We CERTAINLY mustn’t allow this incident to be used as an excuse to impose new LAWS which criminals will simply IGNORE!
If a law’s not 100% effective, there’s no point in HAVING it! That’s just how our legal system WORKS!”

“I mean, what if the killer who happened to use firearms had driven a TRUCK into the crowd? Would liberals insist on TRUCK CONTROL? Would they want to REGISTER TRUCKS and require special LICENSING AND TESTING of truck users? Can you even IMAGINE?”

(Note to self — this part may need editing)

“In closing — our second-half-of-the-second-amendment rights are SACROSANCT! The occasional mass mortality incident which happens to involve firearms is just the price we pay — for FREEDOM!
Besides, we need to be able to protect ourselves! There’s a lot of nutjobs with GUNS out there!”

-Tom Tomorrow

Steven Flynn

Not true. I was just responding to you blaming Republicans.” Mr. Santo, I have to ask, I honestly don’t know, but is this what the foolish Republicans are holding up payment on by not raising the debt limit? We’re told the debt limit must be raised to help pay for obligations already approved.
So I have to wonder if Republicans have any positive offerings for this country, or is it their sole agenda item to block anything Democratic? We shouldn’t be surprised that they would be that suicidal.”

History tells you that this isnt exclusive to the republican party but you pretend that it is.

ANTHONY J SANTO

ChuckD, other than as a means to achieve power for the wealthy and unethical, I have no idea what the Party of Trump, formerly the Grand Old Party, stands for or genuinely wants to accomplish. The leaders are craven weaklings like Kevin McCarthy and Donald Trump, under all his bluster a contemptible and frightened coward, unable to face the truth. They have propelled into the halls of Congress such unfit individuals as Clyde, Greene, Gaetz, Gosar, Boebert and their new poster child, George Santos. In the Senate we have Josh Hawley and Ron Johnson leading the pack of senatorial misfits. And sitting on the highest court in our country we have the beer swilling cry baby Kavanaugh. If I believed in God I would say “God help us!” But we can only help ourselves as we use common sense to battle the forces of ignorance. I agree with an earlier point made by Florida, common sense can be a frustrating burden, a punishment, when you are dialoguing with the MAGA fans on this site. But, I guess we just won’t give up.

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