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Letters to the Editor Wednesday, Feb. 15 – Three, from readers in Schenectady, Fultonham

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Trump should be charged over Jan. 6

I am a registered Republican, but I am ashamed of the GOP since the advent of Trump a.k.a. Cadet Bone Spurs, a name given to him by Maureen Dowd, an opinion writer for the New York Times.
Fred Trump, a not-so-honest father, bribed a not-so-honest doctor to say that Donald had bone spurs to keep him from being drafted. Rumors of Fred being a member of the Ku Klux Klan also surfaced, demonstrating the quality of human that he was. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
The group that stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, were charged with seditious conspiracy. Wouldn’t it follow that the person who organized it also be charged?
Jane Reisenger

New Rotterdam board owed thanks

So let me get this straight about the Rotterdam board and Viaport. Both Evan Cristou and Samantha Miller Herrera approving this, even though Samantha Miller Herrera abstained on the deal with Viaport. The former board entered into basically an illegal contract with Viaport and gave them $1 million. The new Rotterdam board comes in and gets blamed for the previous board’s debacle.
The residents in Rotterdam are boiling hot and rightly so about that bad deal. The new board gets $750,000 of the million dollars back and is able to cancel the deal, and now the same residents are complaining about the $250,000.
Nobody thought that they would get anything back and be able to cancel that contract, but they did. Remember Evan Cristou is on the record saying that the Viaport deal was fiscally prudent, even with zero public input, and it did not have a purchase option. So now Rotterdam has options, including Viaport, and they are in a position of power.
I think it’s time that this board got the thanks and recognition it deserves rather than getting attacked by a vocal minority.
Bill Marincic

Destroying pipeline would be criminal

I’ve been gobsmacked since reading Cy Hersch’s Feb. 8 article, “How America took out the Nord Stream Pipeline,” on Substack. If true (And when has Mr. Hersch been wrong?), haven’t our president and his cohorts in this crime put our country at risk of retaliation?
Isn’t taking out critical infrastructure of another country an act of war? If planning occurred in 2021, charges set and ready to blow at Joe Biden’s command and without Congress being informed, what are we seeing here?
Remember Joe Biden’s promise to take out the Nord Stream if Russia invaded Ukraine. Also remember the escalated missile strikes — Ukraine fired on the Donbass preceding Russia’s invasion and which our media conveniently leaves out when they call it an “unprovoked war.”
Taking out the pipeline serves the profits of US LNG providers and those in Norway, but it jeopardizes the welfare of the American people. If true, Joe Biden, Victoria Nuland, Antony Blinken and Jake Sullivan are caught up in a crime and they should be held accountable for their actions.
What kind of example does this reveal to the rest of the world?
Is this the democracy and the “Rules Based Order” America professes?
Isn’t this the actions of ruthless and reckless power hungry individuals that have no regard for others?
Isn’t this an act of treachery, and aren’t these people traitors to their country?
Deborah Krol


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christophe Stalka

Ms Krol sorry you got gobsmacked by Mr hersch I’m not familiar with that term you might want to fact check that nonsense about The pipeline sabotage its a lie . AGAIN clean off the gob be a patriot and do a fact check on that fantasy. Have a great day we are fortunate to live in this great democracy

Ms. Krol is towing the MAGA-Trump-Putin line when she writes, “Ukraine fired on the Donbass preceding Russia’s invasion and which our media conveniently leaves out when they call it an ‘unprovoked war.'” Donbas was Ukrainian territory before Russia provoked rebellion and a call for unity with Russia. Donbas was included in the Republic of Ukraine when the Union of Soviet Socialist Republicans was formed in 1919 following the Communist Revolution. It is the industrial heart of Ukraine. Russia was the aggressor, not Ukraine.

Now the current Rotterdam board has decided, despite residents clearly opposing the moving of town operations to ViaPort, to spend $50k studying whether to move the outdated police facility and courts to the exact location they just spent $250k to cancel the lease over! You can’t make this up. At least Ms. Herrera understands that fact and has opposed the study. The rest of the board will be in a real awkward position when the study reveals that moving into ViaPort is the most financially prudent option over retrofitting the current facility, or building a brand new facility.

When has Mr. Hersch been wrong? I don’t know, maybe when he claimed that the raid to take out Osama Bin Laden was one big lie. But thanks for carrying water for Russian propaganda Ms. Krol. Nothing the Russians would love more than to shift the blame for the sabotage of the Nord Stream to the United States. Why do you hate our country so much?

christophe Stalka

Posted by the creature let’s go brandies a nazi oriented posts such as the one below define him

HE does not support this country often arguing in favor of hostile countries. Surely not someone who merits the massive amounts of attention he desires

It’s important to recognize a facist position for what it is and if you promote it identify if for what it is American DEMOCRACY thankfully does not support involuntary sterilization of women

Posted by let’s go Brandon on Jan 31 2023 own it dude don’t hide behind your fake name

“Okay if the women gets an abortion then she obviously does not want children why just sterilize her so she can have all the unprotected sex with as many partners as she wants and never have to worry about abortions? No different than suggesting men getting a vasectomy. You are correct men cannot get an abortion, yet a women would not need one is it weren’t for a man

Bill Marincic

Whatville, it will not cost 50K as the study has already been done it will cost a few hundred dollars at most, as usual, you have no clue about this or anything for that matter.

Deborah Krol, I’ve been “gobsmacked” as well, it all started with the results of the 2016 presidential election, and I’ve been getting “gobsmacked” by the MAGA GOP every day since.

“Isn’t this an act of treachery, and aren’t these people traitors to their country?”
You must be talking 1 / 6 / 21, and the answer is a resounding yes!

Deborah Krol: “Isn’t this the actions of ruthless and reckless power hungry individuals that have no regard for others?”

And here, I assume, Ms. Krol is referencing to the well established illegal schemes (Greenbay Sweep) hatched by Trump and associates like Eastman, Navarro, Giuliani, Powell, Stone, Bannon et. al. What a seditious and incompetent bunch. How badly they failed in overturning the will of the American electorate.

What a sicko:

Law & Crime reports: 1/15

“A 31-year-old church deacon in Florida will spend more than two decades behind bars for secretly filming young boys using the bathroom inside the church where he served and possessing “hundreds, if not thousands” of child pornography images and videos, prosecutors said.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor sentenced Jonathan High, a former deacon of The Antioch Revival Church in Perry, Fla., to 22 years in federal prison. Perry is about 60 miles southeast of Tallahassee.

Following his incarceration, High will be required to spend the rest of his life on supervised release and register as a sex offender.”


NYP article 01/15/2023
The @$$ Alumni of the groomers fails to call all abuse to children.

Last year saw the arrest of nearly 350 public-school educators for alleged sex crimes against children, with a hideous 75% (at least!) crimes against students.

Strangely absent from the public discourse around this, however, are any calls to defund public education.

Teachers unions are baldly lying about charter-school costs. Here’s why
Speaker Heastie is turning into a tyrant, and not just with The Post
Queens mom: NYC schools ignore parents unless they parrot the teacher union
GOP teachers-union lackeys, high standards best serve all and other commentary
The left, it seems, is perfectly tolerant when certain public employees commit monstrous abuses of the power the people have entrusted to them.

And these alleged abuses are monstrous, including sexual assault and outright rape, with the vast majority — some 290 — committed by teachers.

Eugene Pratt of Michigan is accused of assaulting at least 15 boys and young men over his decades-long career as a teacher, coach and principal.
Ex-LA gym teacher Richard Alexander Turner is accused of sexually assaulting 10 female students (in some cases while the victim was unconscious).
Former Utah middle school staffer Kimberly Cruz-Romero allegedly raped a 14-year-old male student and threatened him with gang retaliation if he told anyone.
We’re sure the lack of fiery outrage around these crimes has nothing to do with the fact that teachers unions — which do everything they can to keep predators from facing real punishments — are massive political allies of national Democrats (and big donors).

Joseph Vendetti

I’m just amazed because I assume the folks on here are all adults yet – “bozo, moron, stupid, idiot, dummy, etc” get tossed around like it is the word “and” or “the”.

You may not agree with each other but the mean spirited attacks and name calling – I don’t get it from either side. Who raised you to talk with one another like that?


Typical of the ICP call out the groomers and they attack. Call out religion they are all for the destruction because as A.S. alumni the cannot be SICKO right. Hypocrisy clown boy


What co-inky dink Traitor in Chief Resident Joe Biden:

A second university has been found to have received more than $6.7 million in anonymous donations from China, including direct funding from the Chinese government, after Joe Biden set up a program there in his name, according to a Government Accountability Institute analysis. The revelation comes following reporting that anonymous China-linked funds flowing to the University of Pennsylvania almost tripled after the inauguration of the Penn-Biden Center, which illegally housed classified documents.

On March 13, 2017, less than seven weeks after concluding his second term as vice president, Joe Biden announced the founding of the Biden Institute at his home state’s University of Delaware (UD). According to the announcement, part of Biden’s “vision for the institute is an annual conference at UD, similar to the World Economic Forum or the Aspen Institute.”

BALLOON what BALLOON pay no attention to the traitor in chief behind the curtain.

Christophe, I have explained to the MAGA folk that the problem is pedophilia and that pedophiles exist in every walk of life. I have given them the evidence that child sexual abuse is more common among clergymen and scout masters. Of course some teachers are pedophiles. But they threw the first stone with their phony panic over drag queens reading to children. No sexual indiscretions were involved in those situations. Also, clerical sexual child predation is often hidden, swept under the rug, with offending clergymen given a different assignment, particularly in the Roman Catholic Church.

Sexual molestation of children by public school teachers is rare and dealt with harshly, as it should be.

Idiotic statement deserve and idiotic name to go with it. If you talk about hard facts and not conspiracies…..then you won’t see the name calling …..They earn their monikers ….And why don’t you ever mention Trump’s nicknames he bestows on people who don’t agree with him? Clean your own house out before coming after mine.

Joe V, In my opinion, anyone American who spews out words of racism, bigotry, supremacy, and is incapable of realizing that his behavior is MOST DEFINITELY a contributing force destructive to democracy is a…
Moron: “a foolish or stupid person”, because, if for no other reason, he’s not smart enough to realize he’s aggressively contributing to achieve something that that is a threat to American freedom, including his own.

As far as other name calling goes, MAGA “morons” and their demonic leader opened that box.

Guy and Lou, you make a convincing argument, especially since it it the MAGA posters who seem incapable of posting without several insults and names included. Usually facts and logic are totally missing in right wing posts.

Here’s your “news source”, MAGA and other rightwingers.
Fair and balanced, my ___.
Fox News was denied their motion to dismiss the case by Smartmatic voting systems this week, meaning the case is going to trial and the network can’t stop it.

Only one county in the U.S., Los Angeles County, uses Smartmatic, but Fox hosts like Maria Bartiromo, Judge Jeanine Pirro and others were still claiming the company helped steal the 2020 election from Donald Trump. After lawsuits by the companies were announced, Trump quietly stopped trashing the companies.

After a legal analysis by Harry Litman, Bulwark editor-in-chief Charlie Sykes said that this is going to be a major threat to other right-wing outlets masquerading as “news.”

“Fox is in big trouble,” Sykes said. “This was a terrible legal defeat. I’ve been in the media for a long time. I’ve followed libel suits. As Harry points out the bar is high. You have to establish they acted in reckless disregard of the truth, and you watch the clips you played from Fox again and again. That is textbook reckless disregard of the truth. It is falsehoods repeated again and again. And the fact is, they were told it was false. They knew it was false. And so you’re looking at a lawsuit, the top line is $2.7 billion. That’s a lot of money even for the Fox corporation, and I think this litigation is going to get messier.”

christophe Stalka

Mr Santo thank you for the explanation I was able to find further examples online.
as to the name calling I don’t find it name calling if it is a factually accurate label if someone is a liar I will call them a liar. The pervert will be called a pervert it’s simple. If someone finds my comments offensive they can skip them. For example I find the calls to involuntarily sterilize women so they can have unlimited sex one of the dumbest posts I’ve ever read.I find the other pervert joking about childhood sexual abuse victims perverted and always will. Like I said you don’t agree skip my posts


9 months 290 teachers . That’s like hardly ever right?
The numbers do not lie A.S. groomer alumni.Nearly 350 public educators were arrested on child sex-related crimes in the U.S. last year, averaging to almost an arrest every day on crimes ranging from grooming to child porn to raping students, Fox News Digital has found.
A year-long analysis conducted by Fox News Digital revealed that from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of 2022, at least 349 kindergarten through 12th-grade educators were arrested on child sex crimes.
The 349 educators included five principals, three assistant principals, 290 teachers, 26 substitute teachers and 25 teachers’ aides spanning nearly every state in the country.

It has always been said when a democrat accuses someone else of something they are usually guilty of it.

Democrat playbook: Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty
Lee Benedict

Someone once said, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”

Well, I have never observed such pathetic, vitriolic, power-obsessed behavior and antics as those displayed by the American media and Democrats. Both entities are beyond deplorable.

For months we have been told of Russian interference in our election – yet no proof and, most noteworthy, this happened under Barack Obama’s reign and he did nothing and took no actions against those who allegedly rigged our elections.

But, CNN, Donna Brazile, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and others did rig our election, and that has been proven. Are the Democrats and the media throwing tantrums in demanding hearings for things that actually happened?
Further, only the Clintons had dealings with Russia via high-priced speaking engagements and uranium sales. Someone else once said, “Accuse the other side of that which you are guilty.”
Democrats and their media surrogates keep citing “unnamed sources'” outlandish claims, but disgraced former FBI Director Jim Comey admitted to leaking information.
Facts certainly can put a monkey wrench into the whole false-narrative, brainwashing agenda which, let’s be honest, is the only way in which Democrats can get and retain majority status. That’s what they want. It never was about we the people.

Speaking of Mr. Comey, he took notes after meetings with Donald Trump because he felt that Trump may lie? But he took no notes of a three-hour Q&A with Hillary Clinton, nor did he place her under oath? Wow.

Augusta Chronicle 06/17/17

Funny how it seems more and more folks are waking up across the country.


Hey DUMB CHUCK if you do not know this FOX is not a right News agency. The owners are far left Democratic Socialist that support the Traitor In Chief Biden TIC for short.
Kathryn Murdoch noted Biden’s professed reliance on science and data is one of the reasons she and and her husband are supporting the former vice president’s campaign. The two combined in June to contribute over $1.2 million to the Biden Victory Fund, a joint fundraising operation between Biden’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee, according to Federal Election Commission records.

So hell yeah they are sooooo republican leaning. Maybe a McConnell, Romney republican / RINO

F—JoeBiden, There are just over 3,000,000,000 public school teachers in the U.S. I’ll do the math for you again. If in the last 9 months, I’ll use your highest number, there were 350 arrests for alleged sex crimes against children, that means 350/ 3,000,000,000= .00117% of teachers were ALLEGED to have committed sex crimes against children during the last school year. Saying there was one arrest a day just proves that you can twist and present statistics in ways to support any argument.

FJB, do you understand how low that % is? Can you present any evidence that there is a lower incidence of abuse of children by clergy? What is the incidence of abuse of children by drag queens?

I have presented this argument to you before with the same statistics. I’ll let others decide whether or not you present specious arguments to support invalid suppositions.

christophe Stalka

Dancing brandies any idiot can write a letter to the editor of the Agusta chronicle its no more factual than the crap you post here man you’re desperate dude try another Con you and pasted dude your the only clown here

FJB: “Funny how it seems more and more folks are waking up across the country.”

You are right, but they are waking up to the realization that MAGAites are frightened and bigoted un-American people under the spell of the narcissist Donald Trump, his Russian friends, his acolytes, wannabes, and insane members of Qanon. The “red wave” failed in the Senate and was barely a trickle in the House. I believe in 2024 sane Americans will speak out even more loudly when they cast their ballots.

No-Brain, Chuck asked if you were a man or a woman, I’m wondering if you’re human. Your posts are repetitive, programmed robotic responses. And on your receiving end “ that does not compute” also falls into line with mechanical thinking.

Tony, I’m sure you mistakenly added three zeros on the number of teachers in the US, obviously there are 3 billion. At any rate to your point, no-brain, statistically speaking, compare apples to elephants when he wants something to fit his insanely false narratives.

That POS Alex Murdaugh is on trial for the murder of his wife and son, so following no-brain’s logic, if Murdough is found guilty of the crime, that means lawyers are at the top of the list for familicide. (“a type of murder or murder-suicide in which one kills multiple close family members in quick succession, most often children, spouses, siblings, or parents.”)

ZERO logic to his posts.

You’re right Lou, but the incidence of abuse by teachers is still very low compared to clerical abuse cases. Let me try again 3,000,000/ 350 = one case of abuse in the school year cited for every 8571 teachers. And those are alleged cases. I am certain a child is safer in the classroom than in the rectory.

Thanks for the correction.

Please be aware that someone sent a letter which was not sealed to one of the article writers above, Jane Reisenger in Schenectady. The address the anonymous person sent the letter to in Schenectady is not the residence of Jane Reisenger. Please note that an unknown person is sending out letters to what they think is where Jane Reisenger lives, but Jane Reisenger was the prior land owner and current owners do not even know her. Please stop mailing out letters to peoples personal address.

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