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Letters to the Editor Thursday, Jan. 26 – Six, from readers in Schenectady, Glenville and Albany

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City trash schedule raises questions

After receiving my city of Schenectady 2023 trash schedule in late December, I noticed a never seen before icon for one of my pickup days — a white (not green) circle with a red perimeter. I quickly checked the legend and found out it symbolizes a “collection/white goods day,” which according to the schedule will occur once a month instead of every scheduled pickup day as it did in the past.
I then wondered when the City Council approved of this code change and got my answer while observing the committee meeting of Jan. 17.
I realize they never did, since the commissioner of general services was presenting it to them for the first time.
This will then require a public hearing, back to committee and if passed a full council vote, which in this case is a 6-week process concluding on Feb. 27.
So now, the big question is: What if the council does not approve of this change, even though the non-approved schedules are hanging on many fridge doors throughout the city?
This is a classic “cart before the horse” scenario, which reeks of a certain level of arrogance or incompetence or both and can become printer costly. Doesn’t the administration understand the duties of the City Council in regard to revising city code?
In this instance the council has every right to feel like Rodney Dangerfield when he would deadpan his favorite gag line, “I get no respect.” Except in this case it’s far from funny.
Vince Riggi

Constitution only protects ‘the born’

Article 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
With respect to the abortion debate, neither an embryo nor a fetus has been “born.” Thus, terms like the “rights of the unborn” are not rights that the Constitution grants. I would be interested in opinions of legal authorities on this point.
Larry Lewis

We missed chance to end communism

From the National Archives, “In 1945, during World War II, Japanese troops took control of Vietnam (under French rule at the time).
At the end of the war, Ho Chi Minh, the Vietnamese Communist leader, seized an opportunity to escape decades of French rule. The day Japan surrendered to the Allies, Ho Chi Minh declared independence in front of a crowd of exhilarated Vietnamese.
In a deliberate appeal for American support, he opened his speech with the words: ‘All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, among them are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.’
“Ho Chi Minh sent this letter to President Harry S Truman on the occasion of the assembly of the United Nations, asking for American help in securing Vietnamese independence from France. The United States did not support the Vietnamese struggle…” If we had supported Ho, who hated the Chinese, with help from Chiang Kai-Shek, leader of free China, we could have crushed Mao Zedung’s Communist Chinese military and then the Soviet Union. We surrounded them to the east, south, west, and north (Alaska).
We had the bomb, and they didn’t, forcing them to make major political and military concessions, ending communism once and for all.
Richard Moody

Trust in SCOTUS continues to erode

As I read the article explaining that the investigation into the Dobbs (Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization) decision leak had not found the actual perpetrator, I was somewhat surprised, considering how technology has made it so easy to track literally everything we do or everybody we call or contact.
That the investigator had not found it necessary to ask the justices to sign the same affidavits that the other court employees were asked to sign strikes me as bizarre, considering how many of the newly confirmed conservative justices lied at their senate hearings, claiming that Roe was, in their opinions, settled case law and a long standing precedent.
Clearly, they were lying about any respect they might have for precedent. This investigation (or lack thereof) can only serve to further erode the trust and the respect that the public has for the Supreme Court.
Debra Kenfield

What sensitive info has Biden leaked?

So President Biden is found to have mishandled top secret/confidential documents presumably from back when he was vice president, prior to 2017.
Mishandled means to manipulate roughly or carelessly; manage or deal with (something) wrongly or ineffectively.
The documents were at assorted locations other than where they were supposed to be, so they were mishandled.
No, don’t say in your mind, ‘Well Trump did the same thing.’ No, don’t go there, as we are talking about President Biden.
President Biden is known to have a lot of slip-of-the-tongue moments. We’ve seen them since he was a senator. You know, misstatements, sometimes on the edge of slanderous or racially insensitive. Sometimes even actions that had been taken that really shouldn’t have been told publicly.
Now taking those two things into consideration, just what confidential/top secret information has President Biden said to those not cleared to hear it?
It gets one to wondering that maybe the paperwork is really small potatoes compared to what he may have let slip out as a vice president, as an ex-vice president making business deals, and now as our current president.
Gerald V. Marmuscak

Learn from history, don’t hide from it

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has canceled all credits for students in his Florida high schools taking an AP course about slavery. He claims the course only provides one side of the  question. I would like to know what is the other side.
When we study about the Holocaust, there is no other side. When we learn about the murdering of Aborigines in Australia, the deaths of children in Catholic-run residential schools in Canada, Ireland, the United States, do we expect a listing of the ‘good’ that the other side could claim?
All subjects do not have two sides. When Armenians faced genocide in their history there was no other side.
History is loud and clear. If we don’t learn from it, we remain ignorant. Nobody says a White child today was responsible for slavery hundreds of years ago, but the privilege of White skin continues to this day because of it.
Should not all of us agree to what is a fact, rather than living in a state (in this case Florida) of fiction?
Sally Magid



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Shifty Schiff comes out and threatens Speaker McCarthy for removing Schiff and Swallwell from intel comittee. Calling if politically motivated.Once again the deep state panicking because they are losing control. Swallwell has had a confirmed relationship with a Chinese Spy. Schiff openly censored reporters violation of his oath of office. BTW the corrupt deep state lost control of the house and they do not get make the rules and assign members to committees.


Vince Riggi letter hits the nail on the head. The current city council is comprised mostly of inept radical left wing socialist. They bow to special interest, the push for defunding the police, implementing socialist policies that harm the tax payers. People cry out for the recent republican that lied on his resume, but say noting of the member who overstated his qualification as an accountant. Sadly this will continue until the residence decide they have had enough. Term limits for all elected city political positions. Independent committee to vet any potential candidate to verify their resume. But that is a dream and soon we will end up like NYC and San Francisco with criminals going unpunished and force the tax payers to support them.


ANTIFA terrorist in Atalanta is connected to CNN worked as a production assistant. She is also the daughter of UK foreign office consultant and N.J. base Chinese Pharma tycoon. Why haven’t they declared this group as terrorist. Once again another example of the brown shirts for the Deep State Democratic Socialist. Now tie in the the corrupt FBI agent. The new video of Ray Epps at thew 01/06 riots. The released video show a video clip that is blurred. The actual video shows Ray Epps leading the crowd. Funny how the FBI could not answer if Ray Epps was an FBI implant. Why alter the video what are they hiding. The narrative is falling apart.

LGBt- the fever is high today. You have gone too far down the rabbit hole of conspiracies. Also it seems you have way too much free time on your hands find something constructive to do to fill the time.

christophe Stalka

Hooligans imagine waking up every morning as

let’s go Brandies the fog of conspiracy driving his every waking moment
the lies crashing together in a heap of unintelligible crap

The lies pile higher daily as the fog gets thicker

Everything is a conspiracy in the tik tok of his mindless babble

Bill Marincic
January 25th, 2023
Looney Lou, the climate change idiot, tell me Lou, the earth rotates around the sun is that an exact circle? Did you know that the sun rotates around the galaxy? Did you know that it’s not a perfect circular pattern? Do you think in the 220 million years it takes for the sun to rotate the galaxy that at times planets that are orbiting the sun are going to have periods of warming and periods of cooling? or are you now an aerospace expert as well?

I understand “natural” climate change.
Did you know a soapbox derby car will “naturally”cost downhill, but put a motor on it and it will go a lot faster? We’ve put a motor on, and therefore are pushing the climate and weather disasters on this earth. That’s just plain common sense.

No little Willie, 🤭I’m not an “aerospace expert”, and neither am I a moron. – Start your gas powered weedwhacker in your closed garage, hang around in there for a while and see what happens to the air you breathe while in that atmosphere. Probably a good idea to have county coroner standing by.

You’re apparently clueless to the fact that the earth’s atmosphere is actually fragile and not limitless. Burning fossil fuels has the same effect on earth’s atmosphere as the weedwhacker in your garage analogy.

“There are about 1.446 billion vehicles on Earth in 2022. About 19% of those vehicles are in the United States.”
“A coal-fired power station or coal power plant is a thermal power station which burns coal to generate electricity. Worldwide there are over 2,400 coal-fired power stations, totaling over 2,000 gigawatts capacity.”

Add the millions upon millions of private homes, corporate and public buildings, along with the equipment they use that are burning fossil fuels, and realize we’re living in world that’s about as pure as your polluted mind. – Oh yeah, I forgot to consider all the methane gas released in equal proportions buy all the cows on the earth and you alone.

Your denial of man’s influence on climate change exposes you to be the fool you are.

Bill Marincic
January 25th, 2023
Gun control is hypocrisy in a country that freely kills its children.

Perfect, Little Willy🤭

Got it, you must be talking about Virginia Tech shooting, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Rob Elementary School shooting, University of Texas Tower, shooting, Stoneman, Douglas High School, shooting, Columbine High School massacre, Santa Fe High School, shooting, Red Lake, Senior High School shooting. I could go on and on, but I won’t.

In a country that freely kills its children with guns, anti-abortion laws are hypocrisy.


“Unfortunately, Congress consistently brings the government to the edge of default before facing its responsibility. This brinkmanship threatens the holders of government bonds and those who rely on Social Security and veterans benefits. Interest rates would skyrocket, instability would occur in financial markets, and the federal deficit would soar. The United States has a special responsibility to itself and the world to meet its obligations. It means we have a well-earned reputation for reliability and credibility — two things that set us apart from much of the world.”

You know who said that, MAGA-ites? Probably not. It was Ronald Reagan, one of your secular saints. Do you know which president added 25% in his four years in office to the existing national debt which had taken our entire history to reach? Hint: It was the same president who when a candidate promised to eliminate the national debt in eight years. Yes, it was your “chosen one,” none other than his Orange Highness, Donald J. Trump.

Who is now threatening to cause the catastrophe Reagan predicted? You don’t know? It is the MAGA-ites who control McCarthy. The debt ceiling is raised to pay bills already accrued by the federal government. Yet they have the gall, the arrogance, the ignorance, the stupidity to use raising the debt ceiling to get their way. What do they want? They seek cuts in SS, Medicare, the ACA and other programs that benefit the general population. Republicans voted three times to raise the debt ceiling while Trump was president. Their partisanship takes priority over their love of country. What a sad state of affairs.

Bill Wemple

Abortion: the only word that can make followers of Jesus vote against everything Jesus ever talked about because of one issue that Jesus never talked about.

Follow up on above post.

“the earth rotates around the sun is that an exact circle?” – “the sun rotates around the galaxy it’s not a perfect circular pattern” – “220 million years it takes for the sun to rotate the galaxy” – “at times planets that are orbiting the sun are going to have periods of warming and periods of cooling”

Little Willy, 🤭How do you know that? Where did you get that information?
Could it be from competent scientist, the same people that agree on climate change?

Point being, you have an end narrative then selectively plug in what ever you choose to fit that narrative and disregard anything that doesn’t fit; Your good with scientific fact regarding natural climate change, but in the same breath, deny scientific fact regarding men’s influence on climate change.

All three of you MEGA men constantly use that same BS tactic.


PBM: “Do you think in the 220 million years it takes for the sun to rotate the galaxy that at times planets that are orbiting the sun are going to have periods of warming and periods of cooling? or are you now an aerospace expert as well?”

According to the Bible the Earth was created about 5000 years ago.

Square that away with the Sun taking “220 million years…to rotate the galaxy.” And Lou never claimed to be an “aerospace expert.” However, he can read and accepts the scientific version of the Universe’s origin, not that contained in biblical texts written by desert nomads with no modern scientific equipment.

Steven Flynn

“Paul Pelosi dumped 20,000 shares of Google stock in December – a month before the Department of Justice and Merrick Garland filed their antitrust lawsuit was filed this week.”

Pass the Pelosi Act asap!

Bill Marincic

Restifo first off I never said that man doesn’t contribute to some pollution for almost a hundred years so called scientists said

Bill Marincic

we are going to lose our coastal cities. The Paris climate agreement that gave everyone until 2030 to stop greenhouse gas gave china until 2060. Do you think they will follow the agreement? While their enemies (us) destroy our economy and ability to defend itself China will continue to build its arsenal to take over the world.

Bill Marincic

LCIAS why are all of these climate billionaire nuts living on the beach and private islands? How about Barrack, he also has a new oceanfront home, aren’t they afraid of dying? Why are hundreds of private jets flying into Davos when they could all meet and take a commercial jet in like the hookers do? They have 50,000-square-foot homes in multiple locations and yet they are going to tell us to cut back. Global Warming is a scam and people are making billions.

Steven Flynn

“I echo Rep. Bush’s call for an independent investigation. We demand justice for Tortuguita. I stand with the forest protectors righteously fighting Cop City.” – Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib.

“Last week, police killed Tortuguita, a climate justice protester in Atlanta who was defending a forest set to be destroyed for Cop City, a police training center. I am calling for an independent investigation into their death. There must be accountability.” – Democratic Congresswoman Cori Bush

The anarchist opened fire on a Georgia State Patrol Trooper. He refused to comply with commands by a Georgia joint task force and fired first, he was then lit up by the Troopers. The two extreme liberal politicians above decides to side with the anarchists and craps on the police. Why do liberals always take the side of the scumbag criminals?

Bill Marincic

Bill Gates want’s China to have a larger role in the world….Another anti-American nut heard from, you know Bill Gates the guy who wants to depopulate the world.

“I tend to see China’s rise as a huge win for the world,” Gates said. “I mean, that’s 20% of humanity. They today match their portion of the global economy, and their portion of the global population match exactly, you know, countries like Australia, U.S., we have per capita GDP’s five times what the Chinese have. So we have a disproportionate share of the world’s economy.”

During the interview, Gates also said that the U.S. is politically in a weak state, adding that countries like China need to play a bigger role in world governance.

Mr. Bill 🤡 there are 2 things you can bank on ……Climate Change…..and your stupidity for trying to explain it away. Go smash a window

The only Anti-American nuts around here are the ones who still think Donald Trump should have stayed in office after losing the 2020 election. As for Bill Gates, he said vaccines and better health care in poor countries will allow women to have less children because they won’t fear that half of them will die from preventable diseases. But I guess in your Fox-addled brain, that means he’s promoting depopulation.

Bill Marincic

Hey Aroma, another day another senseless and stupid comment from you, why am I not surprised? You and Bob/Chris and Whoville all must have been students of LIC-AS

Bill Marincic

Whoville, you are clueless as well this is from that Ultra-Conservative magazine Newsweek.

In a world where enormous sums of money rarely raise eyebrows, Bill Gates’ new pledge of $7 billion in aid to Africa should give us pause. “Constantly reducing maternal mortality, constantly reducing neonatal mortality, under-5 mortality, that’s really the metric that drives our foundation,” said Gates while announcing the four-year pledge on November 17 in Nairobi. While laudable in theory, it is imperative that we ask—what will this money actually do?

International development funding inevitably comes with strings attached, and more often than not, those strings are tied to ideological agendas. Case in point: the Gates Foundation’s aggressive track record of abortion promotion, which stands in sharp contrast to the robust pro-life culture of many African countries. Abortion is illegal or heavily restricted across most of the continent. But money has a way of maneuvering around the law, and ultimately, much of the reason for pushing tremendous sums on developing countries is to dismantle established laws that protect unborn life. In this context, $7 billion could go a long way toward undermining what people actually want for their countries.

Bill Marincic

WASHINGTON, DC – Melinda Gates told David Letterman that she hopes her philanthropic work will lead to fewer babies being born in Third World countries.
In a recent interview on Letterman’s “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” she explained how her organization is spending millions of dollars on contraception in hopes of seeing “the birth rate decline,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The Gates Foundation has a long history of pushing birth control on some of the world’s poorest countries – though leaders say their people need clean water, food and basic health care. The Gates family says the foundation does not support abortions, but it gives money to some of the largest abortion providers in the world, including the International Planned Parenthood Federation and Marie Stopes International.

On a continent where leaders are asking for food, water, and basic health care, Bill thinks 12 year-olds shouldn’t have access to contraception and should be forced to get pregnant and bring a child into a life of already scarce resources. Nevermind the fact that the mortality rate of young women giving birth is many times that of the developed world. Just goes to show that Republicans are pro-birth, not pro-life.

Bill Marincic

When I think of this group of Lefties it reminds me of a Mark Twain quote.

“One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity there ain’t nothing can beat teamwork.”


If climate change is so eminent and the ocean will reclaim the land and no more snow capped mountains. The climate change advocates push this from the perspective of the elites/ pseudo elites. They fly around in their private jets to protest climate change and tell the little people of the world to stop ruining their planet. Yet the banks still finance mansions on islands and beach fronts Like Obama in Martha Vineyards and along any ocean front. Why would banks do this if they know that the oceans will take over the property. They have been calling it one thing or another for years and now they just say climate change. Well duh yes the climate changes . Seems like the United States is the only one taking it in the shorts while the rich continue their lives of luxury. It’s all BS should we be good stewards of the planet sure. But it must be the entire planet not just the United States. The WEF and the Gates Foundation are corrupt pseudo elites. How much of a carbon footprint does Gates empire cause.


Bill Marincic
January 26th, 2023
When I think of this group of Lefties it reminds me of a Mark Twain quote.

“One man alone can be pretty dumb sometimes, but for real bona fide stupidity there ain’t nothing can beat teamwork.”

You must be referring to the team of Let’sgobrandon, Flynn, and Marincic bringing up the “rear.”

Any reaction to my comment on Trump’s increasing the national debt by 25% in 4 years when he promised to eliminate it in 8 years?

What about Republicans voting 3 times to increase the debt ceiling during Trump’s administration?

What do you think of the MAGA extremists threat to not raise the debt ceiling in an attempt to cut programs like SS, Medicare, and the ACA, in spite of Reagan’s warning about the catastrophic effects of such an action back in the 80’s?

My prediction: no comments from the far right in spite of the verified FACTS I have presented. The facts don’t fit their narrative so they will ignore them and look for support from Truth Social, War Room, or Infowars.

Mr. Bill 🤡 and Mr. Brandon 🤡 discussing a topic with a Trump Supporter is like playing chess with a pigeon. In the end no matter what facts you give them, they will knock over the pieces, shit on the board and strut around the like they won the argument anyway

Steven Flynn

1.• Biden’s number is accurate; about one-fourth of the total debt incurred to date came on Trump’s watch.
• However, assigning debt to a particular president is tricky, because so much of the spending was approved by decades-old, bipartisan legislation that set the parameters for Social Security and Medicare.
• A different calculation shows more debt stemming from former President Barack Obama, with whom Biden served as vice president. A third way shows Biden accumulating the most debt.

2. Republicans voted 3 times to raise the debt ceiling, ok. Any idea how many times Biden voted to raise it? Democrats?

3. The debt celing game of chicken has happened many times in history. The party in power wants to raise it, the minority party complains that the party in power wastes money and demands cuts.

There, I indulged you.

Bill Marincic

As we see Biden is nominating the best and the brightest. (sarcasm).

A Biden judicial nominee was unable to answer basic questions about the U.S. Constitution posed by Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., during a Senate hearing on Wednesday.

Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren, of Spokane County Superior Court in Washington State, was nominated by President Biden to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington. During her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Bjelkengren could not answer Kennedy’s questions about what different parts of the U.S. Constitution do and how courts might interpret laws.

“Tell me what Article V of the Constitution does,” Kennedy instructed Bjelkengren at the beginning of his question time.

“Article V is not coming to mind at the moment,” the judge said.

Mr. Flynn 🤡 the debt ceiling is purely a Republican game. There was little or no threats from Democrats for shutting the the government when Trump was president. The game they are playing is purely one sided performance politics

Bill Marincic

LCI-AS, I know of no plans to cut Medicare or Social Security although they should cut SSD which is used by drug addicts, alcoholics, and anyone else that doesn’t want to work. Show me where the GOP Congress is cutting those programs and a CNN article doesn’t count.

flynn cuts and pastes the lazy, TL:DR version of a Politifact article seeming to (hoping to) support the general right wing angst with Democrats. And it does show how Obama could take some “blame” for increasing the national debt. But predictably it’s not posted what that means, which is spelled out later for those interested in the whole truth.

To wit:
Finally, it’s possible to slice the numbers in a way that makes presidential “blame” look different.

If you look at the raw amount of debt added during a presidency, Barack Obama, who governed with Biden as vice president, ranks first. Trump ranks second on this measure.
Part of the reason Obama’s figure is so much larger than Trump’s is that he served eight years, while Trump served only four. So, if you divide the debt accumulated during each president’s tenure by the number of years they served, Biden, with only two years in office, has seen the largest rise in debt, with Trump second and Obama third.

Just to add: you may look then to “blame” Biden for adding to the national debt, but you cannot make that argument without acknowledging a global pandemic shut down most of the word’s economy for a year and a half.
That’s not a political argument, it’s an economic fact that required extraordinary and costly actions to keep our country afloat while the pandemic passed. Actions that averted a far worse calamity had they not been taken.

Simple minds though will try to ignore that reality and just say, “Biden’s fault!”

If “they should cut SSD which is used by drug addicts, alcoholics, and anyone else that doesn’t want to work”, then it’s only logical we should restrict firearm use because it’s abused by irresponsible adult gun owners, mass casualty shooters, and now 6 year olds wanting to take out their teacher. Which is more dangerous?

Oh, but there’s that second-part-of-our-second-amendment we, well that we abuse really.

Steven Flynn

The next year, Biden missed a vote on raising the debt ceiling in November 2004 but later said he would have voted against it if he had been present. At the time, Biden requested his objection to the vote be printed in the congressional record to confirm his intent to “cast a symbolic vote” against it, saying the “fiscal mess” was “the inevitable outcome of policies that consistently ignored evidence and experience.”

“My symbolic vote against raising the debt limit would have been a protest of the policies that have brought us to this point, and a demand that we change course,” Biden said at the time.

Debt ceiling defiance isnt exclusive to one party yet the extreme liberals pretend that it is.

Bill Marincic

Wow Chuckles it took you three days to come up with that? You can compress most words into the smallest idiotic statement as any lefty on here.

Bill Wemple

BM, et al., have you ever traveled to a ‘third world’ country? Have you ever seen poverty, starvation, and conditions that make our poor seem like royalty in comparison? Have you ever seen kids washing themselves in mud puddles, families living under sticks and tarps and cooking meals over burning cow manure, while the rich drive by in a Mercedes? I have, and it really changes you. You apparently have no freaking idea about what actually happens to more than half of the world’s people outside the US do you? You might read about it or have seen it on TV, but you surely have never experienced it, else you certainly would have a lot more compassion than you show in your posts. The West through its religious and political interference forces women in sub-Saharan Africa, South America, and Southern Asia to supposedly respect life, while never insisting women have any choice on bringing children into a world where they know they will starve or be killed by rampant disease, violence, slavery, etc. Contraception is banned and men are allowed to force women to have multiple children they can’t feed, often via rape\incest\gunpoint. Abortion (if a mother isn’t killed\beaten\outcast by her husband or family for even suggesting it) usually results in a mother’s death due to sanitation issues. Children born also typically die as infants with bloated bellies from starvation, or from cholera and dysentery. I’ve seen actual corpses wrapped in rags laid out on the street in New Delhi for the garbage pick-up. Imagine seeing that here? What you constantly preach against with banning even contraception, much less abortion, is one of the most INHUMANE things you can do by literally condemning children to die by forcing them to be conceived or born no matter what. That thinking is medieval in its ignorance of reality. What Gates’ foundation is trying to do is preventing kids from dying from ignorance and stupidity because they are being born into a world that really doesn’t give a s##t about them. I guess you also aren’t aware of their efforts spending billions to prevent and treat malaria, a disease that has killed more people than every single world plague combined. Next time you go outside remember that more than half the world’s population have to constantly worry about getting deathly ill from a mosquito bite.
Jesus, please save me from your followers…

Steven Flynn

Biden says he’ll veto any proposal from the republicans on the economy. Is this one sided performance politics? A democratic game?

Bill Marincic

Wemple I have seen more than my share of suffering, America is not Sub-Saharan Africa. There are billions of people living on less than a dollar a day, watch the video Immigration By Gumballs and see what these liberal policies do to America. I dare you.

marincic: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

flynn: Read the article. It is as you posted, not easy nor fair to assign blame for the national debt. My point in responding was that that comment came from someone (yourself) who associates with a group that frequently, and blindly attributes our economic problems to the Democrats, whether it’s the national debt, or inflation, or gas prices. You do this, your little friends do this, any parrot within earshot of Your Donald repeats it. You might repeat that you hate both groups equally, which is BS, You easily ignore the crimes of the Republicans to try to condemn Democrats and liberals and label them “extreme”.

Steven Flynn

……and you’re president is in charge right now. You spent 4 years burying Trump for every move he made, did u apply the same to Democrats, Ill bet thats a hard no. Biden’s in charge so its his turn for the scrutiny from the opposing party and there’s a ton to scrutinize.

Steven Flynn

Biden ordered Border Patrol to clean up the streets of El Paso prior to his visit. Homeless immigrants were moved to other sites so he could paint a different picture of whats really going on down there. The Gaslighter in Chief strikes again.


“Biden contrasted his administration’s work with Republicans’ plans to cut entitlement programs and impose a 30% national sales tax. He also discussed progress on wage growth and unemployment, as well as key legislation, such as the CHIPS Act and the bipartisan infrastructure law.” CNN

Steve, you are wrong, knowingly or unknowingly; Biden never said he would veto any proposal on the economy from Republicans. He said he would not cave into the MAGA strategy to threaten the world economy by browbeating him with the debt ceiling issue. He specified, as stated above, some proposals that if they made it into a bill that came to his desk, he would veto. More on what he would veto:

“Biden has previously warned he would veto Republican proposals that would limit his authority to tap the strategic petroleum reserve, cut taxes on corporations and levy a national sales tax should they reach his desk.

Biden’s Democrats control the Senate, and many of the proposals he talked about Thursday are unlikely to make it to his desk.

The bill on the strategic petroleum reserve was one a series of political messaging measures that the House passed in its first week of business, and it is seen as having little to no chance of being taken up by the Senate.

The national sales tax proposal is included in the Fair Tax Act of 2023, introduced on Jan. 9 by Republican Representative Earl “Buddy” Carter of Georgia. It would replace the U.S. income, payroll, estate and gift taxes with a 23% sales tax and stop funding the Internal Revenue Service after 2027.” Reuters

You think we have high prices now? Add 23% to that $50,000 car you want to purchase. That car now costs $61,500 + applicable local and state sales taxes.

The lower your income the higher the percentage paid in federal taxes.

The Republicans in the House will pass many extreme bills to put on a show for the nutcases like Mr. Bill 🤡 and the rest of the dummies for Trump…They know those bills have no chance of getting to the Senate floor. The next 2 years will be a circus act for entertaining their low IQ base only

Bill Marincic

LCI-AS I told you CNN articles are not allowed, I also told you that a 23% flat tax was a dream by a GOP congressman and had zero chance of even getting voted on. Keep those lies coming.


“We’re not responsible for federal issues, so we did not clear the streets with the migrants, we’ve simply been cleaning the streets,” El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez told “NewsNation Prime” on Sunday.” NewsNation

Steve, if Donald Trump, Qanon, or one of his lying media sites like Fox News told you Democrats were child trafficking, cannibalistic, Satan worshipers you would believe them. Oh yeah, that actually happened. If they told MAGAites that Democrats were running a child prostitution ring in the (non-existent) cellar of a D.C. Pizza parlor, one of your 2nd amendment fanatics might do this:

“A North Carolina man who fired an AR-15 rifle inside a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C., last year as he was “investigating” a baseless conspiracy theory has been sentenced to four years in prison.” NPR 1/22/17

Who are the EXTREMISTS? Not the people who want to fund SS, Medicare, and the ACA. It is the people who believe the foul lies spewing from the mouths of people like Trump, Bannon, Jones, Hannity, Carlson et. al.

Bill Wemple

I’ve seen the gumballs video. I don’t remember it addressing anything about policies related to birth control. Apparently as long as you have yours, everyone else can get screwed. Typical MAGA attitude.

Bill Marincic

LCI-AS I know you never saw it but Fox was running reports on the illegals sleeping all over the place on the streets in tents just like California and Seattle. Then Fox showed them cleaning the place up and Biden shows up and the place is clean. Biden leaves and the very next day they have thousands of encounters with illegals. You can make ridiculous Qannon jokes because you are a Blue-anon joke.


PPBM, Check the reliability of FOX News vs. CNN maybe it will give you the motivation and strength to climb out of the intellectual cesspool you have been living in.

Try to be original once in a while. You are so boring it is unbelievable, so predictable in your extreme naivete.

Bill Marincic

LCI-AS that’s funny,

About 112,000,000 results (0.44 seconds)
Overall, Fox News Channel finished the year with an average prime time audience of 2.33 million viewers, well ahead of MSNBC (1.208 million viewers) and CNN (730,000 viewers). Fox News was down just 1% from 2021, while MSNBC declined 21% and CNN dropped a massive 33%.Dec 15, 2022

Steven Flynn

Actually it was the Governor of Texas who told me. He’s there, you’re not, so its not easy to figure out who to believe. The liberals dont want you or I to see the real truth down there, who the hell are you trying to fool.


No question Fox has more viewers. But much like the MAGA’s after the 2020 election who said Trump should have won because he had more lawn signs and flags, means nothing. The profile of the average night time Fox view is over 65 white and not college educated. Isn’t it funny how the “Patriots” take their lead and form their opinions of the U.S. political system from foreign owned Fox News?

This is the Media Research description of Fact Free Fox.
This review is of Fact Free Fox and has no reflection on Marinic personally. It only is to point out the credibility of his sources for information.
Questionable Reasoning: Conspiracy Theories, Pseudoscience, Propaganda, Poor Sources, Numerous Failed Fact Checks
Bias Rating: RIGHT
Factual Reporting: MIXED
Country: USA
Press Freedom Rank: MOSTLY FREE
Media Type: TV Station/Website
Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: LOW CREDIBILITY

As far a the McCarthy House, wish this was my quote but it is not, but all so true.
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer and remove the crab grass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then get elected and prove it.”

Steven Flynn

Why is CNN at 450K +-viewers in the primetime slot and Fox is in the 2.5M – 3.3M range? 450K has to be an alarming number to the ownership and advertisers. Maybe because they are considered fake news now by most of the country but not with the extreme liberals.

Mr. Flynn 🤡 when comparing viewers in primetime….The dummies that watch Fox news have one place to go to watch the news that fits their narrative. While the other people watching the real News watch over several stations CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, HLN,CSNBC ….You pinheads have only one place to go to gather your false and misleading information….it’s where your brains rot away into oblivion

Steven Flynn

You’re an extreme liberal, what you just typed is complete nonsense. The station of Bernie Shaw and Larry King was hijacked by Gregory Zoom perv Tobin, Chris basement Cuomo, and Michael Swetnick Avenatti. Have at it Guy Sharona.

Steven Flynn

Its not hard to figure out why – liberal policies.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell on Thursday said the state’s criminal justice reforms have left the department hamstrung to stop a disturbing trend in teen violence — even as the Big Apple grapples with a surge in kids getting wrapped up in gun crime, new data shows.

“As you saw over the last year, we’ve had our numbers increase actually really since 2017 of juveniles either committing a crime or being the victims of crime,” Sewell noted in an exclusive sit-down with The Post.

The state’s 2019 “Raise the Age” statute — which upped the age for a teen to face adult charges to 18, from the previous 16- and 17-year-old threshold — “has really had an impact on the way we are able to deal with juvenile justice,” she said.

Steven Flynn

Police data obtained by The Post shows the number of city kids involved in shootings has spiked more than 70% from 2017.

70% increase but somehow the etreme liberals will blame republicans. The numbers speak for themselves.


Bill Marincic
January 26th, 2023
LCI-AS that’s funny,

“About 112,000,000 results (0.44 seconds)
Overall, Fox News Channel finished the year with an average prime time audience of 2.33 million viewers, well ahead of MSNBC (1.208 million viewers) and CNN (730,000 viewers). Fox News was down just 1% from 2021, while MSNBC declined 21% and CNN dropped a massive 33%.”Dec 15, 2022

My challenge was to check RELIABILITY ratings, not which station has more viewers. Can you answer any question, as asked, without deflecting? In any event, people watching FOXBS are generally ignoramuses and white supremacist Trump b–t lickers. The majority of reasonable people read mainstream newspapers and magazines, and watch network news. That’s why the Restupelicans won by a small margin in the House, though more Americans voted for Democrats (gerrymandering is one thing Repulslivelicans are good at) and lost a seat in the Senate. Go pound salt, simpleton.


Yeah Steve, you really come across as an independent thinker who just happens to agree with everything MAGA stands for. Your comments on crime attribute all blame to Democrats while claiming Democrats unjustly blame Republicans. Why don’t you offer solutions other than arming everyone so they can shoot others who they believe are a threat, even children. At least admit you are totally devoted to the white supremacist ideology that Trump symbolizes. You are a phony. You know what is worse than an extreme liberal? An extreme jerk.


BTW, PPBM why do you think you have the authority to censor anything on this site? I will continue to post anything from CNN and any other source that I deem factual.

Bill Marincic
January 26th, 2023
LCI-AS I told you CNN articles are not allowed,

What a horse’s a–!

This really is Theater of the Absurd, reading and hearing the rightwingers attack and attack and attack, all the while their own house is in shambles and on fire and they have no idea how to fix it.

FL2015 above took the words I wanted to say: Primetime viewership has as much to do with the show’s truthfulness and the country’s sentiments, as boat parades, and Big Boy pickup trucks, and lifesize images of Trump in your yard, and banners of obscenities against the opponent (the “enemy”) and guns, always the guns. None of that amounts to anything more than a noisy insecure minority.

Car crashes draw lots of viewers too.
Train wrecks even more.
Can you imagine the crowd wanting to see a shipwreck in NY Harbor?

But let’s look at what the American voter is thinking, let’s look at the popular vote. Rightwingers don’t want to talk about that. Republicans don’t want to talk about it either. All that matters is that they game the system to try to keep a very tenuous hold on power. Yet they will boast and bluster about all the hellfire they’ll bring down on the Demoncat sinners. Pretty soon, next time for sure!

The righteous righties we encounter here every day, intoning and reciting what their influencer(s) want, can’t face the fact that their numbers are dwindling, and why. Someone point out a viable polling that shows Americans in general are siding more with Republicans. There are none, and if one is found it always easily exposed as flawed.

The story of the rightwing in America will best be told in a Dr. Seuss book. While they ran around pointing out everyone else’s flaws, shrieking about how everyone else is ‘destroying our country!’ and a fretting a veritable kaleidoscope of imagined dramas, they never noticed the “kick me” signs tagged on their backs and that they put their pants on backwards. Again.

(and now… the resulting insults in lieu of any examples of how they will win the hearts and minds of America)

And then just when you think you’ve seen everything from this demographic, how about wedding receptions, booze and a gun range?
In the words of our youth: ‘what could possibly go wrong?’

“According to local news reports, Waukesha County(WI) Judge Jennifer Dorow, a conservative candidate, and her husband Brian, are developing an indoor gun range that would not only host weddings and other events, but would also serve alcohol,” reported Susan Rinkunas. “The couple requested a Class B liquor license to sell beer and wine to members and guests in the ‘clubhouse.’ The range would also sell firearms and accessories on-site.”


The MAGAites, the pod-people, march in unison, echoing each others’ calls for an authoritarian state that will allow everyone to march to their insane drummers, free to be exactly what their masters tell them they can be. There are none so blind as those who will not see. They look into a mirror but fail to see their own worst enemy. Like the rubber ballon clown ChuckD described with the silly grin who bounced back up for another punch, they are indefatigable in their determination to take us all to hell with them.

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