Letters to the Editor Friday, March 3 – Two, from readers in Ballston Spa and Scotia

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Writer ignored Biden’s negatives

Mr. Wouk in his Feb. 23 letter, (“Trump supporters willfully ignorant”) asserted Trump supporters are ignorant and dead-enders is a prime example of blindness.
I guess he is OK with the Bidens allegedly making millions out of scamming other countries while in office for no reason except self-enrichment.
Is he enjoying the massive illegal invasion sponsored by this administration at the taxpayers’ expense?
How about the wonderful record inflation we all are experiencing? Did he not fill up his vehicle or see his energy bills lately?
Is his 401K different from other Americans’?
As for the election fraud claim from Trump, I find it hard to believe Biden won.
He offered nothing for over four decades, hid, and now it is clear he is unfit to run the country.
I’ll take willful ignorance for a thousand, Alex.
Michael. P. Croce Sr.
Ballston Spa

We should all be thanking our police

The article on the front page of the Feb. 27 Gazette (“Police, fire personnel top earners last year”) shows how a little slant and presenting only part of the facts can paint a very different picture than the actual situation.
What comes across as condemnation for greed and overspending should be a big thank you to dedicated public servants willing to put in extra effort on behalf of their village.
Overtime is required to be paid for anyone in any job when they work over 40 hours in a week.
Most firefighters work two 24-hour shifts in a week and are needed to come back for fire calls frequently.
Captain Rodd came back for calls more often than anyone else. This is the mark of a great public servant, not a sign of greed. This is all in the way things work and included in the budget to the best of the Chief’s estimating ability.
Overtime pressures are made worse by retirements or people being sick from time to time. Police overtime is even harder to criticize.
Sgt. Coke deserves praise and thanks of the community. He typically works nights from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. which is exhausting enough.
To then have to help out and come back to fill someone else’s slot without complaint is yeoman’s service.
I thank all the village employees for the fabulous job they do and don’t begrudge them any overtime they earn along the way.
Tom Gifford

Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion, Opinion, Saratoga Springs, Scotia Glenville


christophe Stalka

Posted by Bill Marinicic 2/282023 own it bill Marinicic aka Jonathan Parker fact check this dude he is confused

Polly typical liberal talking points. Let me tell you what this administration and you Democrats are doing. Trump said why is Russia our enemy, they are in the NATO alliance let’s make them our friend. And instead the Democrats who most of them are owned by Chinese or have a Chinese spy in their bedroom or in their office or driving their cars say that Trump is a Russian asset. So what happens now? What happens now is this administration and Democrats short sightedness put one of the largest energy producers in the world with gas and oil and pushes them into the arms of one of the countries with the largest population and largest manufacturing assets in the world. Together China and Russia Will be so strong that even with our posturing, there’s no way that we could defeat them. See the problem with Joe Biden, and most of the Democrats and Republicans in office is that they are embedded m, they owe too many favors they owe their donors and nothing gets done. Donald Trump was an outsider , that’s why he got things done. Try refuting my statement with out the Insults. Plain arguments. I know the lefties can’t do it.

christophe Stalka

Let’s go Brandies is defined daily by his increasingly hysterical efforts to define his reality.

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

please be sure to fact check any of his posts if you read them the are chock full of lies. FACT CHECK THE DUDE HE LIES

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

To all of the readers. These lefty morons like the fool above does not care about letters to the editor or debating anything. What he cares about is copying and pasting and looking for any little thing that might be misspelled or miss spoken, so that they can copy and paste it over and over for weeks. These people have a very big problem. I’m pretty sure they should all see a psychiatrist.


The Gestapo is being exposed:

Sen. @tedcruz confronts AG Merrick Garland on the discrepancy between prosecuting pro-life counselors vs.
pro-abortion extremists.
Garland flippantly responds by asking if Sen. Cruz has “any information” on violent pro-abortion extremists attacking pregnancy centers.

DOJ Raided pro life home , court drops case Garland continues to push.
Attorney General Merrick Garland:
“You used an unbelievable show of force with guns, that I’d just note liberals usually decry… You’re happy to deploy them against Catholics and innocent children!”

Sen. Blackburn:

Jane’s Rovenge camed responsibity for firebombing pregnancy
centers and went as far spray painting their names on the wall, but
Merrick Garland admitted that he couldn’t find them. It’s his job to find them.

It’s his Job to find Jane’s Revenge and prosecute them.

Two tier justice system even for people that endorse infanticide.


Daily Mail:
More than a DOZEN whistleblowers came forward to claim Hunter Biden was involved in ‘potentially criminal* activity, Republican Senator reveals for the first time during grilling of AG
Merrick Garland
• Sen. Charles Grassley (R-lowa) brought up the Hunter probe during hearing
• He said the whistleblowers brought ‘potentially criminal information’ forward
• Sen. Ted Cruz wanted assurances probe would focus on ‘public corruption


Biden criminal family is going down. TIC Biden your time is short…..TIK TOK….


Hey TIC Biden take notes.
The President of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, sends out teams of prisoners to destroy any tombstones with gang symbols.
His reforms to end violent crime in his country have been so effective that his approval sits above 80%.

This is how a leader protects his country.


Pedoworld DC:
The mayor of a Maryland college town was arrested Thursday morning on dozens of child pornography counts, hours after he resigned from office.

Patrick Wojahn, 47, faces 56 counts of possession and distribution of child porn, the Prince George’s County Police Department said in a statement Thursday morning. Police searched his College Park home Tuesday and seized cell phones as well as a storage device, a tablet and a computer.

County officials said the department started investigating after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children notified them on Feb. 17 that a social media account had distributed suspected child pornography. Detectives traced the account to Wojahn, authorities said.

Wojahn submitted his resignation after business hours on Wednesday, city officials said in a statement Thursday. He was serving his second term as mayor of College Park, which includes the University of Maryland campus, after winning election in 2015. He previously served eight years as a city councilman.

“Mr. Wojahn resigned his position yesterday and has been cooperating fully with law enforcement,” his attorney, David Moyse, said via email Thursday. “While too early to comment on the allegations, we will continue to cooperate as the process unfolds.”

Wojahn, a Democrat who grew up in Wisconsin, received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002, and ran for mayor in 2015 “to help College Park realize its unfulfilled promise of becoming a top-tier college town,” according to his biography on the city’s website.

The criminal syndicate in DC , THE SWAMP, the walls are crumbling.


Chris this is what you and your party represents:
We ask for forgiveness and pray for salvation.

christophe Stalka

MR Croce lucky for you and every other citizen you’ll get to vote for President again in 2024 despite Trumps treasonous plan on Jan 6th its a great Democracy we live in Bidens going strong

christophe Stalka

Gentleman not a single person has responded to brandies desperate daily hysterical rants. I fear He’s going to cry.

Because MTG supported him in his bid to become Speaker, McCarthy has awarded her with assignments to the House Oversight and Homeland Security committees. In so doing, he has continued the GOP kowtowing to dangerous far right undemocratic elements who are wielding increasing power in the party. For the record, MTG has:

-suggested that only taxpayers should be allowed to vote in red states: The 24th amendment prohibits poll taxes and it is arguable her proposal is unconstitutional and clearly undemocratic.

-suggested that people moving from blue to red states should be prohibited from voting for 5 years.

-claimed Jewish investors caused California wildfires with space-based lasers.

I have often made proposals and invited discussion. I think MTG should be expelled from Congress; if not, she should lose her committee assignments.. I would like to hear arguments from those who feel she should keep her seat and committee assignments.

I have also called for discussions on tax reform, including the elimination of all deductions and a simple progressive tax applied to all incomes, with the first $30k exempt from income taxes, perhaps the first $40k or $50k.

I have made numerous calls for meaningful immigration reform. No one on the right has critiqued my suggestions for more autonomous surveillance towers, border guards, legal entry points, immigration courts, housing facilities and acculturation programs for immigrants, aid to the poverty stricken triangle countries, citizenship for “dreamers,” a cessation of support for dictatorships in South America, and increased enforcement of laws prohibiting the hiring and exploitation of undocumented immigrants.

christophe Stalka

Mr Santo. Most people probably think the resident loud mouths are off compiling a compelling response to your query. I can assure you that is not the case. Im sure Big mouth billy/Zach is off trying to figure out when Russia got thrown out of NATO and the Brandies is catching up on the latest issues of China Daily TASS news for traitors.


No one looks for your responses this is proof you think you’re someone that matters. Just another Dumb Chuck donkey clown

christophe Stalka

Thank you Brandies you’re such a quick wit but I don’t think you hit the compelling part in your response to Mr Santos question but you keep skimming….

rage on

Bill Marincic

Santo, none of that immigration crap is really needed other than more judges. Trump’s remain-in-Mexico policy fixed all of that. Biden purposely opened the gates.

Guy Varoma

Mr. Bill 🤡 if you call Mr. Brandon’s 🤡comments something of value….there lies your problem…..it’s nothing but conspiracy rants …….oh it’s “than” not “can” ….You seem on edge….collect your thoughts and relax

christophe Stalka

Like I said Mr Santo do not expect any sort of a compelling response but I guess they still have Hunter Biden to whine about coming up with a solution isn’t in the cards

Guy Varoma

Ok Mr. Bill let me ask you. How do you feel about Trump’s Election Mass Voter claims now that Fox News has proven it was all lies. In the past you have cited any of Trump’s claims. Has it changed your mind? (there are no insults in the comment)

Michael. P. Croce Sr., or anyone who associates with the remnants of the Republican Party:

We hear so much about the issues with the libs, and the extreme leftist agenda, and the Dems, but we don’t hear much about what the Republicans bring to benefit all Americans. Here’s a chance to show off what specific things you feel Republicans bring to help all Americans; to Make America Great Again.


I get so confused with all the labels myself Chuck. Maybe you can help me out. Trump said he wouldn’t get rid of Social Security or Medicare, so that technically makes him a radical left-wing socialist for supporting entitlement programs, right? And Ron Desantis had the State of Florida take control over Disney’s special district because he didn’t like them using their first amendment right to criticize one of his legislative bills, so that technically makes him a woke, free-speech hating, big government lib, correct? It’s so hard to keep all the labels straight, thanks for helping me figure it out!

Whoville, you’re looking to me for clarity of this party’s intentions?

How sad that the generally accepted test for a political party: ‘what are you doing for America’, produces nothing but crickets, (or vacuous “lower taxes”, and “more freedoms”, and “more guns!”) when Republicans are asked.

But they’re definitely going to investigate all the investigations of themselves. And get to the bottom of all the terrible things a news network who’s been blatantly lying to them, tells them are so. AND! They’re going to kick out and silence anyone who disagrees with them, and their agenda, whatever it is. The RINOs!

Bill Marincic
March 3rd, 2023
Santo, none of that immigration crap is really needed other than more judges.

BM, your contention is that every one of my suggestions is “crap”?

Are you arguing that ast’s and border guards don’t work in detecting and preventing immigrants from illegally entering the country? I don’t think dismissing this suggestion as “crap” works.

Don’t you consider it cruel to send “dreamers”, many of whom were born here and have never been to the country their parents came from, back? Ask yourself, “What would Jesus do”? Answer the question honestly.

Why isn’t it a good idea to prioritize the investigation and prosecution of Americans who knowingly hire and exploit undocumented immigrants? Why is that “crap”?

Any comments on MTG or McCarthy turning over 42,000 hours of footage of 1/6 to Carlson? Everyone knows Tuck’s been critical of him. Everyone knows McCarthy is pandering to Tuck because he has so much influence over rank and file Republicans. Am I wrong? Please respond.

Lol, that was tongue-in-cheek Chuck, of course I wouldn’t expect a logical person such as yourself to contort yourself in explaining the irrational. Personally I’m looking forward to watching Trump wipe the floor with DeSantis the first time on a debate stage together, and then watch his party lose again for the fourth election cycle in a row while they hang on to him like an anvil on a sinking ship. Of course they won’t be debating actual policy or legislation they’d like to pass, just yelling at each other over who has “owned the libs” more. The popcorn is ready!

bob gareat

wow reading some of these message the support for China Russia and anyone other than the United States by some posters is almost scary . Ive got to admit Im relieved to see some support for the good ole USA!


lgb, You thoughts on this? As BM suggested lets debate. More Americans have died from gunshots in the last 50 years than in all of the wars in American history.

Since 1968, more than 1.5 million Americans have died in gun-related incidents, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By comparison, approximately 1.2 million service members have been killed in every war in U.S. history, according to estimates from the Department of Veterans Affairs and iCasualties.org, a website that maintains an ongoing database of casualties from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


For our right leaning friends. Some debate on this maybe? Republicans pass laws against Critical Race Theory, teaching Black history, and complain about “woke” and “BLM,” but at its core it’s all about distracting white people from their being ripped off by a white oligarchic class that promotes racial hatred to deflect anger from themselves.


How about this? You righties are always saying fentanyl is flowing thru the boarder. Appears your right, but not being transported by immigrants. And why if your escaping poverty and crime in SA would you want to carry drugs into where you want to live and end up in prison?

From CNN. Virtually all of it was seized along the southwestern border, the vast majority of which was taken at ports of entry, from people trying to come into the U.S. legally via authorized checkpoints.

A bipartisan report from a Senate Committee with Tom Cotton and a democratic as co chairs. Fentanyl is trafficked principally by land across the US’ southern border with Mexico, though cartels have also increased use of the US Postal Service, the report said.

Lastly also reported on NewsNation this week this along with cbs news.,fentanyl is being smuggled into the U.S. along the southern border, often in vehicles driven by American citizens, as cartels and other criminal groups in Mexico have turned the production of the synthetic opioid into a clandestine industry that has become the primary source of fentanyl in the U.S., according to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

Bottom line is our fellow citizens for what ever reason take unknown drugs and others transport them into the country for those drugs or money. Cartels have distribution in all 50 states and are firmly entrenched. We all know the advantage that brings to get goods to the consumer. So do you blame the left, or the consumers who create the demand and want the drugs? I say this JUST didn’t happen overnight so what is the solution? Blame someone or try and fix the problem.
Rebublicans are now in charge, have you seen any proposals to bring this under control, no matter how it’s getting into the country? DeSantis and Abbot have transportation plans to move immigrants around the country pretty efficiently. How about they tell us how to fix this transportation problem from fellow citizens. Not politically expedient maybe? Or they and their party don’t have a solution either?
lgb,SteveFlynn, BM, your thoughts? How about you Mr Croce Sr?

Florida2015, thanks for all the information on fentanyl smuggling. The far right always uses scapegoats to attract bigoted and ignorant people. Stir up enough hate and resentment among the bitterly self-righteous and they will not abandon you. They will believe any lie and cloak their duplicity in false patriotism and state endorsed religion.

The comparison between death by gun violence and deaths due to war is fascinating. I would love to hear a response from the 2nd amendment absolutists. However, that is about as likely as BM responding sensibly to my suggestions for immigration reform.

Does everyone remember Trump Sr. making fun of a disabled man by garbling his speech and making erratic gestures? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree:

“I say this stuff because someone has to because it’s insane what’s actually going on. Right? Like when I said, ‘like, I don’t know, it’s sort of weird that Pennsylvania managed to elect a vegetable.’

“They criticize me as being ableist. I didn’t know what that was. But there’s always an ‘ist.’ I’m not discriminating against the disabled.

“I’d love for John Fetterman to have like good gainful employment. Maybe he could be like a bag guy at like a grocery store.

“But like, is it unreasonable for me to expect, as a citizen of the United States of America, to have a United States senator have basic cognitive function.” – Junior, speaking today at CPAC.

Cruelty and disdain for the disabled is another hallmark of the far right.

Guy Varoma

Anthony I lured the Trump lovers on here by using the word “Trumptard” to describe their undying love for Trump ..They went bananas………. I used it on purpose to show their hypocrisy…..It should of all ended on that day he made fun of a disabled person. But there always seem to be excuses for Trump to this day. Evangelicals are the worst

bob gareat

Mr. Santo i do remember Trump mocking the disabled.

Trump Jr. is a disgrace in his own right I do believe he has a substance abuse issue.

Mr Fetterman has sought treatment and will hopefully be fine.

As to florida wanting to debate these folks I suggest using terms like TIC and mentioning Hunter Biden , or Putin’s achievements if you want a response


Florida please be specific . Portland man shoots 7 pep one died gets let out and not jailed. So if they would prosecute the criminal element . Law abiding gun owners do not commit crimes. Hiw many people die a week in Chicago because socialist politicians. Mayor Dumb Chuck Lightfoot is out.

Brandon posts, “Portland man shoots 7 pep one died gets let out and not jailed. So if they would prosecute the criminal element .

My response, “HUH?”

He also posts, ” Law abiding gun owners do not commit crimes.”

That argument is specious. It is a tautology.

A tautology is a phrase or expression in which the same thing is said twice in different words.

Anyone who is law abiding does commit crimes, gun or no gun.

Specious means an argument which carries no weight though it is superficially true.

Get an education means learn how to think, to reason, to argue effectively and acquire the information base to do so.

“Law abiding gun owners do not commit crimes.”
Breath-taking brilliance.

“Mention God and the ICP go crazy ” (I have no idea what ICP is)
No, fake-Christians invoking God makes people angry and you sound wounded. Don’t twist people’s words around.

I need to correct a mistake. In the fourth post up, the third line up should read, “Anyone who is law abiding does not commit crimes, gun or no gun.”

The meaning without the correction is not clear. Thank you for your understanding.

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