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Letters to the Editor for Friday, Oct. 4

Letters to the Editor for Friday, Oct. 4

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Grateful to all who supported retirees

The St. Clare’s Hospital retirees have won the hearts of so many people. I praise our great political leaders from both parties who have been at their sides all through this horrible journey.

The TV stations were wonderful showing all of us how much they really cared; the newspapers and editorial staff covered the stories as though the retirees were family, along with journalists who wrote columns that showed they were very concerned.

Look at all the thoughtful people who wrote letters to the editor. There was support from lawyers, AARP lawyers, the Albany County Sheriff’s Department and the state Attorney General.

I would say this is a mixture of some very influential people who tried to help these loyal retirees whose lives have been ruined because their pensions were taken away.

This is the second holiday season that they will have to try to get through. They must thank God for strength on Thanksgiving, struggle through Christmas to be happy, and for the New Year keep hopes for better days.

I just can’t say enough about all of the overwhelming support that was given to the St. Clare’s retirees. You all showed how much you really care about these very special people.

The retirees took care of our families when they needed it. I feel that all of these wonderful people tried hard to pay them back.

Walter “Neal” Brazell
Rotterdam

 

Paper has shifted too far to the left

For years, I was a lover of The Gazette. Now 67 years of age, it’s so astonishing how your newspaper is strictly a leftist organization. It’s so apparent that all you do is insert articles from national writers throughout the United States how bad our president is.

Your take on how you attack our president has made me realize your newspaper is basically a mouthpiece for the Democratic Party.

Not only I, but hundreds of individuals I know have stopped purchasing your newspaper because of your huge bias.

Where did the days go of down-the-middle reporting? The modern-day editor needs to take a good hard look on how your paper is suffering circulation numbers. I know this to be a fact. I’m spreading the word as well on social media on how your bias is over the top against our president. Get a spine and take a deep breath, and maybe you should rethink you position how bad your organization is now.

How do you sleep at night? I would hope you print this, but I’ll gather you won’t.

Mike Eplite
Schenectady


Trump’s struggles have Irish similarities

There is a strong parallel between Irish Nationalist Charles Stewart Parnell and President Trump’s political struggles. Parnell fought the might of the British colonial system to free Ireland. President Trump struggles with the “swamp” empire.

Parnell faced destruction of his character in the public arena.

The press/media of that time was complicit with the British Empire in his destruction. Sound familiar?

History does repeat itself, which certifies that the corrupt know how to sustain their power.

The powerless are like the “poor of scripture.”

They will always be with us, willing victims.

Paging Spartacus.

Edmond Day
Rotterdam

 

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