Letters to the Editor Sunday, March 12

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Help other people to help themselves

We are fortunate in the United States to have a Constitution that grants us many rights that individuals in other countries do not have.
In the same respect, we are also eligible for many privileges that we can earn. Many of these privileges go unused due to the fact that people are unaware of their options, or unwilling to do what is required to achieve these privileges.
Rights are granted to us, while privileges must be earned. Earning a privilege may take a bit of work but ultimately can help us to achieve a better quality of life.
Driving a car is an example of a privilege that people may earn and can possibly help them to have an easier time with common transportation issues. It is also a privilege that can be revoked if abused.
We all have the ability to grant others the privilege of our assistance and friendship if they have earned it. We also have the ability to revoke these privileges if people do not appreciate what we do or if they disrespect us.
I, for one, truly enjoy helping others in their everyday efforts, as well as improving their quality of life. On the other hand, I always try to help the people that are doing the most to help themselves.
In your everyday life, you have the opportunity to help others and improve their quality of life. Grant others a privilege, reach out and help others to help themselves.
Eddie Brush

Stefanik must come clean on lies or quit

Now that the mask is off of Fox News and their game plan of craven lying in the name of greenbacks, isn’t it time for the network and the politicians who’ve sold the Big Lie about election fraud to come clean with the public?
Rep. Elise Stefanik has reached a high perch in Congress with her fealty to Trump and his lies. Like Fox News, she has catered to the wishers of her voters. That’s a road to perdition.
It’s fine to respect the wishes of voters, as she has indicated is her reason for stated views. That should not include spreading lies and misinformation — especially a blatant lie about election fraud.
A true leader tells the truth to his or her constituents, even if it’s not what they want to hear. The ramifications of this lie have threatened our democracy and led to violence.
If this supposed devout Catholic and esteemed graduate of Harvard has any ounce of integrity left, she needs to unequivocally issue a statement admitting the lie and setting the record straight that the last election was legitimate. And she needs to do it repeatedly so that the admission is disseminated properly.
If she’s not willing to do that, she should resign from office.
Al Singer
Ballston Spa

Speaker chooses his party over integrity

Thus far, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has declined to call for Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) to resign over fabrications about his résumé and questions about his finances.
McCarthy has justified his position by saying that, “The voters elected him to serve. I try to stick by the Constitution.” McCarthy’s justifications require scrutiny.
First consider the comment that the voters elected Santos. In fact, they did not elect the “real” Santos but rather a “fictional” Santos, a totally fabricated version of the man. If someone was hired with a falsified resume, would not the employer fire the employee?
McCarthy has refused to condemn Santos because he understands that the Republican majority in the House is quite tenuous and he does not want to risk losing even one member. In this context, McCarthy knows that he can count on Santos, who voted for him in each of the 15 ballots for House Speaker.
If McCarthy had a moral compass, he would ask Santos to resign. However, McCarthy cares more about party than integrity.
Next, consider McCarthy’s comment that he tries to stick to the Constitution. However, he did not “stick to the Constitution” when it involved the 2020 presidential election. McCarthy joined with a majority of Republican lawmakers to reject the election results. Following the insurrection, McCarthy said that Trump needs to “accept his share of responsibility for the uprising.” However, he voted against impeachment, once again demonstrating that he cares more about party than integrity.
Don Steiner

Missing views of late columnist Noonan

So sad to see no Florida exploits of Ed Noonan this year and thinking many of us lived vicariously with him through the years. He’s probably landing a big bass above. R.I.P.
Peter P. Persico

Do your part to reduce pollution from plastics

A new disease caused solely by plastics has been discovered in seabirds.
The birds identified as having the disease, named plasticosis, have scarred digestive tracts from ingesting plastic waste. Plastic pollution is becoming so prevalent that the scarring is widespread across different ages of birds.
When birds ingest small pieces of plastic, it inflames the digestive tract. Exposure of all organisms to plastic is inevitable, because plastic emissions are increasing, and plastic pollution is becoming prevalent in all environments.
Ingestion of plastic has severe consequences, many of which we are only just beginning to fully understand.
Plastic debris litters our streets and shorelines: plastic bags, bottles, packaging, cigarette filters, and other garbage. Birds inadvertently feed on plastic floating on the water, mistaking it for food. The storm drains in our neighborhoods go directly to our local waterways/streams. So, the more we collect and prevent litter from going down the street drains the better.
We can all do our part to prevent or minimize plastic pollution.
First, we need to reduce our use of disposable plastic products; reuse and recycle what we can. Second, do not litter. Third, pick up litter in your neighborhood.
Nancy Tudor
Clifton Park

Don’t be so quick to condemn plastic

In response to Jahnn Swanker-Gibson’s March 7 letter, (“Don’t buy items in prepackaged plastic,”) the writer paints a much too simplistic picture of simply vilifying big oil and big plastic.
I do not refute there are issues with plastics, but the reality of the situation is how much food gets wasted in this country, prepackaging fresh produce in plastic actually helps keep it fresh and usable far longer than not.
And let’s be honest; they have those rolls of plastic bags for everyone to use picking out their fruits and veggies anyways.
Elimination of single-use plastic bags was a political stunt more than a significant step. Now we are throwing out paper bags again.
I remember when they went from paper to plastic bags to save all the trees. What is the total environmental impact of growing produce, harvesting it and shipping it to stores, only to have it spoiled and thrown out vs. significantly increasing the shelf life with a little inexpensive plastic wrap?
Joe Tanski

Can’t stop fighting Putin’s aggression

Several speakers at the recent “conservative” CPAC conference said they want to abandon Ukraine.
Apparently, the dictator Putin has more friends in the United States than just Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump. Hitler had friends in the United States too, including the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and other Nazi sympathizers.
Other parallels between Putin and Hitler are many. Putin was aggrieved that the Soviet Union collapsed, and many European countries were free again. Hitler was aggrieved that Germany lost World War I. Putin invaded Ukraine in 2014 claiming Russian speakers were being prosecuted. Hitler invaded Poland claiming that German speakers there were being attacked.
Putin thinks he’s the next Peter the Great and will rebuild the Russian empire. Hitler wanted to take over Europe to establish his Greater Germanic Reich.
After World War II, Russia took over a dozen formerly independent countries in Europe. After many years, they regained their independence and formed a defensive alliance, NATO, to protect themselves against future Russian aggression.
That’s why European countries are uniting to aid Ukraine’s defense of its sovereignty. If they surrender Ukraine to the Russian dictator, who will be next?
The $80 billion of military and humanitarian aid given to Ukraine so far is less than the United States spends subsidizing sports teams.
That’s nothing compared to the blood and treasure our country expended helping to stop the evil Hitler. If America is still an honorable country that can, sometimes, do the right thing, we will not abandon Ukraine to the evil Putin.
Tom Holland
Ballston Spa

Stefanik is fighting to control inflation

The House has just passed Rep. Elise Stefanik’s Rein In Inflation Act. Hopefully the administration will start to realize the American people do not want our government to continue spending us into a recession.
This act will put a check on the executive orders of the Biden administration to ensure they are releasing the economic effects of their orders.
The Biden administration will no longer be able to gaslight the American people about the effects of their spending on inflation.
For months they have been spending billions of dollars while claiming it has not only no negative effects on the economy but going as far as to say it is a productive way to fight inflation.
Anyone who has a basic grasp of economics can understand that this is a bold faced lie. I commend the great work of Congresswoman Stefanik and I’m so thrilled to finally be represented by someone looking out for everyday Americans.
Jay Pasinello

Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion


christophe Stalka

Posted by Bill Marinicic 2/282023 own it bill Marinicic aka Zach 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

christophe Stalka

Posted by Bill Marincic while on patrol
March 4th, 2023

My problem is that Maines is NOT a woman, take her blood and the chromosomes will be XY.
Joan Rivers was a very successful comedian and there are hundreds of stories about Barack being gay and Michelle being Michael. I will wait for that picture of a pregnant Michelle Obama that is not photoshopped. Also for as much time as they spend at the beach, there is not a single picture of her with a bathing suit bottom, just shorts.

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

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 men getting a vasectomy

christophe Stalka

MR Holland excellent letter unfortunately Putin has many allies in the US
and in our government including his man love the failed ex President Trump mad madge greene and other traitorous elements such as Fox news. We must help defeat Putin and his traitorous allies.america is a great Democracy that they hope to destroy.

Anthony J. Santo
March 10th, 2023
Bill Marincic
March 10th, 2023
“Stalka I probably have more in my checking account than you make in a year.”

And you are worried because your investments only went up .56%? The economy is cyclical; there are so many factors influencing the performance of the stock market that blaming the president just shows how ignorant you are. Interest rate hikes to bring down the rate of inflation are likely the major factor behind the drop in bond and stock prices. Smart investors don’t bellyache; they see risk as an inherent part of investment and hang in there. The really smart ones see down markets as buy opportunities. They keep enough cash on hand to ride out a bear market. As smart as you are, you should use that money to buy equities and bonds or index funds, etfs, and mutual funds while navs are low.

Your ignorance, ego and false pride are demonstrated by the assumption that a smart guy like you has far more money than another poster. Do you know what Christophe makes? Is this what Jesus would want you to brag about, how much more money than others you have? tsk tsk tsk….

“O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!” Walter Scott

If you read my post above, read this one and you will know how well the above quote applies to BM.

Bill Marincic
March 11th, 2023
Anthony J. Santo
March 10th, 2023
Bill Marincic
March 10th, 2023
“Stalka I probably have more in my checking account than you make in a year.”

BM, “Yeah, but I have been making a killing in the high-yield savings account I have. I have some personal ESG stock that a friend who works in the Hong Kong market turned me on to. It is expected to rise 30% over the next 90 days, I also have a lead on a new IPO coming from the same friend in April. Thanks for the advice, I’m doing ok, the 401K will be doing great as soon as we get rid of Brandon.”

Guy Varoma

Mr. Bill 🤡 likes to brag about his investments and at the same time tell us Biden is a bad president. Mr. Bill 🤡 is a dolt. The only thing you can count to be true from Mr. Bill 🤡 is that he will give us 100% return on his stupidity. It’s a sure bet.

christophe Stalka

Gentleman Mr Big Bm /zach is telling tall tales he is not jp Morgan he throws around dollar figures like he is a British royal. I am slightly concerned that he has taken by a Nigerian soothe sayer … his “Chinese ” financial advisor but those guys know how to spot a fool. And they have. Anyone ever hear of a savings account paying those kind of rates?


As I go through the Gazette I finish with the comics. Then to the second comics page to see the dead horse getting beat again by the ICP. Just waiting for someone to give you something to rant about.
Christ endorses the murder of unborn babies along with most others on here with more compassion for a transgender that tries to steal the identity of women. You push for the rights of women against toxic masculinity. Yet you fail to see the micro aggressions from the transgender trying to erase women’s status in society.

I guess major Nitwit MTG never read the first amendment:

March 12, 2023:

“Monkeypox pretty much stopped being a thing months ago, largely thanks to the Biden administration and the quick response of gay men, but that hasn’t stopped Marjorie Taylor Greene from launching a $34 “made in USA, unisex fit” t-shirt ridiculing those who contract the disease.

In a post made last night to Truth Social, Greene announced a new line of merchandise which includes beer koozies, coffee mugs, hats, and t-shirts bearing her demand to “Defund The FBI” and proclaiming wearers to be a “Proud Christian Nationalist” and an “Enemy Of The State.”

Also available are “I Stand With MTG” bumper stickers, t-shirts declaring “No, I Will Not Yield,” and MTG yard signs braying “Save America, Stop Communism!”

A message at the bottom of the merch page notes that the site is “powered by WinRed” – the official GOP fundraising operation.”

Being a proud American nationalist means adhering to freedom of and from religion, not tying a particular religion to love of country and traditional American values:

First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Trump is losing support and I believe indictments are forthcoming:

CNN reports: 3/12

“Former Vice President Mike Pence made his most blistering comments yet about former President Donald Trump’s role in the January 6th attack on the US Capitol during remarks Saturday evening at the annual Gridiron Club Dinner in Washington, DC. Pence rebuked Trump for his role in the January 6, 2021 attack, saying he was “wrong” for claiming Pence had the authority to overturn the results of the 2020 election in his role presiding over Congress that day, saying “history will hold Donald Trump accountable.”

“President Trump was wrong. I had no right to overturn the election and his reckless words endangered my family and everyone at the Capitol that day, and I know that history will hold Donald Trump accountable,” Pence said. “Tourists don’t injure 140 police officers by sightseeing,” Pence said. “Tourists don’t break down doors to get to the Speaker of the House or voice threats against public officials. Make no mistake about it, what happened that day was a disgrace, and it mocks decency to portray it in any other way,” Pence said.”

The Associated Press reports: 3/12

“He took another shot at Trump over classified documents. “I read that some of those classified documents they found at Mar-a-Lago were actually stuck in the president’s Bible,” Pence said. “Which proves he had absolutely no idea they were there.”

Guy Varoma

MTG want to visit the Jan. 6th riotous white Insurrectionists to see if they are being treated well. Visiting jails has never been on her agenda before. I wonder if she’ll visit the jails in Georgia where many black prisoners have been mistreated for years,

Mr. Brandon 🤡 keep up the good work on convincing people to vote Democrat. It’s why democrats won in 2018 2019 2020 and 2022. Spread your crazy conspiracies …it makes the Democrats look great.

christophe Stalka

pence turning on his buddy damsel donnie is just a sign of things to come. there is no honor among those that supported the insurrectionists. Mensa Madge looking for votes shell need them

Joseph Vendetti

Chris or whatever your real name is – history shows us that VP and Presidents are rarely “buddies” – most if not all have some adversarial relationship.

Ignatious P. Reilly

Anthony, old son, there’s something in that there Constitution prohibiting Congress from passing ANY law that doesn’t equally affect members of congress.

ACA ring any bells?

How’s that Constitution working out for you?

Ignatious P. Reilly

Anthony, just curious, are your investments doing even remotely as good as they were under the Evil Trump Demon? Mine sure aren’t.

I am seeing very poor returns, not as low as .56, as someone claimed here, but way lower that they were. I have lost a good deal of money. I don’t know about you.

christophe Stalka

thank you for the observation joseph as my name states its Chris if i bother you please feel free to ignore me as i do with you

have a great day CFO

Joseph Vendetti

I just don’t get why people use fake names – ashamed of your views? Don’t want colleagues seeing your name ? Maybe if you are afraid of being known for your views then you should rethink the view

christophe Stalka

mr vendetti you seem obsessed with stating im using a fake name which ive stated is not the case

if you have some proof of that please feel free to post it as i did with Bill marcinic and Zach

im not in the least concerned with what you dont understand

please find someone else to harass.

Bill M/zach a proven fake name user can probably use some of your attention as his 401 k has tanked. later dude

Joseph Vendetti

I haven’t seen Zach post on here forever but agree that was a fake name.

Bill works at Metro ford that is actually real name.

Database, background, social media searches come up with no such name as christophe Stalka. There is a Guy varoma but that person is located in Virginia.

Just extremely strange why ppl use fake names

christophe Stalka

mr vendetti like i stated im not concerned with you understanding anything about me. As far as I know it has nothing to do with me.

I find it disturbing that youre investigating posters .

i know the lack of control troubles you.

i do not use social media simply because of the type of behavior youre displaying. perhaps you should hire a private detective . or seek counseling.

christophe Stalka

mr Vendetti you are not communicating with me.

like i said im sure someone else may be interested in playing games harass them.

if my posting is a violation of some rules the editor can let me know.
i suggest you can monitor someone elses activity you seem to want to intimidate people im not interested
i will post what i want and follow the guidelines get lost .

Guy Varoma

Mr. Vendetti ……I have a Facebook Page but don’t list where I live. I hope that helps your search. I do not have any other social media accounts. I don’t really like being on social media….I’ve had my Facebook page for over 10 years…This is who I am….But you can imagine anything I am if you want….

Joe, Why would you question Christophe and Guy as to what their real names are? I take them at their word and can’t understand why you are going to such lengths to question their identity.

Meanwhile, if anyone wonders why we who stand against MAGA continue to prove what a lying jerk the ex-president is, read this:

Variety reports:

A new single, “Justice for All,” featuring former President Donald Trump, from the J6 Prison Choir, reached No. 1 on iTunes’ top songs on March 11. The J6 Prison Choir is comprised of a group of men who were convicted after their participation in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

The song includes the choir singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” from jail. The “Justice for All” backtrack includes clips of President Trump reciting the Pledge of Allegiance.

According to CNN, the J6 Prison Choir requested that former President Trump record his part for their upcoming song. Out of support for those incarcerated, Trump agreed and recorded the audio at his Mar-a-Lago residence.

Read the full article. As I noted yesterday, the video shows some of the violence at the Capitol that the cult now claims never happened. It also shows the famous shot of Trump waving a bible as anti-Trump protesters are teargassed.


March 11:

“We were all home and there were people with long guns on the front lawn, right outside the gate. You could hear it, the vitriol and the ugliness.

“The threats started spilling over to my husband’s office and his staff was worried and he was worried that his patients might be in danger and he decided to look into selling his practice and he did and it’s been okay.

“I think about it everywhere I go. You know, the former president made me a target and threw a lot of gas on the fire and it has continued to burn and I think about it everywhere I go.

“Are the people around me safe? Are they in danger? Do I have to worry about the state police who keep me safe? Do I have to worry when I’m in public that people near me might be exposed to it.

“So yeah, it’s taken a toll. But it’s not going to scare me. It’s not going to you know change who I am and the decision how I operate and how I treat people and the decisions that I have to make.

“I’ve got a job to do and I’m going to do.” – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, speaking to CNN’s Chris Wallace about the continuing threats to her and her family from violent Trump cultists.


NYS is losing residents including all the other blue states in the N.E.. The Socialist agenda of these political figures are destroying the states.

NYC Eric Adams pushes free college for migrants. How about fighting the crime and cleaning up your city.

The only place anyone who enters the United States in violation of our laws should go is back to their home country.
The Democrats’ plans are insane and abusive
Adams wants to send NYC migrants to college for free will cost taxpayers $1.2M

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