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Alliance Party has never been more alive, or needed, in Sch’dy Re: April 14 article, “Party denies interest waning”: I would like to paraphrase Mark Twain and say, “the demise of the Alliance Party has been greatly exaggerated.” In addition to the active people mentioned in the article, many are waiting in the wings to work toward the only city race this year. This summer and fall, as last year, volunteers will be collecting signatures ...


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Fritzdawg
April 20, 2012
1:16 a.m.

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Businessmen like Willard Romney are not the solution, they are the problem.
Romney is responsible for more people losing their jobs than you can shake a stick at.

He (as his fellow Republicans put it) is a "vulture capitalist", who is in the business of liquidating companies for his own profit.

In the coming months you are going to hear quite a bit about the company "Bain Capital", and I would suggest that you listen.

Obama might not be ideal, but Romney would be a DISASTER.

FrankLowe
April 20, 2012
6:52 a.m.

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Fritzdawg, apparently yourself, and Jimmy Carter are the only ones pleased with Obama. Carter is happy because Obama has replaced him as the worst president in history, what's your excuse? Obama has never even held a job, not even rung a cash register at a 7-11, he hasn't got a clue how our economy works.

You don't seem to understand that private businesses,, risk takers, have fed a hec of a lot more people, and employed a hec of lot more people than Obama style big government ever could.

I don't think Romney will be a good president, but there is no question that he will be better than Obama

wmarincic
April 20, 2012
7:49 a.m.

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fritzdawg,

Romney's father started with nothing and became rich... That is the American dream and Obama wants to make it a bad thing to be sucessful. Obama want everyone dependent on the government and thereby him. He has done all he can to circumvent the Constitution for his own dillusions of grandeaur. He has been alligned with terrorists and ulta liberals his whole shady career and people like you and the media give him a pass. EVERYTHING that is wrong with America can be traced to liberalism, everything. Every failed local economy is being run by a multi decades of liberal government, just like Schenectady is. I know that both parties are self serving, that is why I will support the tea party and their ideas.

lanaturner
April 20, 2012
8:24 a.m.

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I would LOVE it if anyone could provide ANY examples (which are NOT the same thing as talking points) of this delusion that Obama is a socialist. Just one. Please, humor me.

Mitt, on the other hand, has a long history of being a vulture capitalist, a total and complete chameleon who has, really, no platform because if he did it would have fallen with the changing winds...

Please people, take a history class. Or a political science class. Or an economics class. Or a sociology class. Or an anthropology class. Or a religious studies class. Anything to enlighten and educate you beyond what you hear on faux news.

wmarincic
April 20, 2012
12:22 p.m.

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Laura Laura Laura,
At least Fox News gives you the whole story, IE the Traymont Martin story where NBC doctored 911 tapes to make Zimmerman look like a racist. I watch the mainstream news channels and then research the truth. All you have to do is look at Obama's history, appointments and policy to see that he is a socialist. Take your head out of the sand. You are smarter than that.

Fritzdawg
April 20, 2012
6:46 p.m.

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FrankLowe:
"You don't seem to understand that private businesses,, risk takers, have fed a hec of a lot more people, and employed a hec of lot more people than Obama style big government ever could."

The "risk takers" are not risking a penny their own money. That statement is as farcical as me borrowing money from you to go to Vegas, with the promise that if I win, I'll give you a small cut of the money, but if I lose, well, sorry Frank.
By your standards, pretty much anybody could be a risk taker.
Romney didn't exactly mortgage the house and borrow from his parents to start a business.

Factually, the federal government is the largest employer in The United States, and that's sad, but the last administration started so many different new departments, that it's hard to keep track of them all.

By the way, I'm pretty sure that being a professor of law qualifies as holding a job.
I won't fault him for knowing more about constitutional law, than he does about flipping burgers.
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zelasko: Are you off your meds again?

Fritzdawg
April 20, 2012
7:19 p.m.

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wmarincic:
Wow, where do I start?
First off, shouting the word LIBERAL! or SOCIALIST! does not make your argument seem any more viable, if anything, it is a moronic knee jerk that makes it seem less so.

Hey, I'm glad that Romney's father did well for himself, but in Willard's case, he's just another republican who was born on third base, and wants credit for hitting a triple.

"EVERYTHING that is wrong with America can be traced to liberalism, everything."

Yeah, like the 8 hour work day, overtime, the women's right to vote, the civil rights act, an end to the pre-existing condition clause, the end to the anti-science cell research ban, child labor laws, the GI bill, NASA, the FDIC, unemployment insurance etc.
If I'm not mistaken, Democrats were in power when we won World War II.

Fox News "gives you the whole story"?
You must have a degree of cognitive dissonance to rival that of Newt Gingrich.

Are you under the impression that we haven't been a socialist country for tens of decades?
That's adorable. Simply precious.
Did you go to public school? I didn't but I paid for yours. Have you ever used highways, the internet, police or firefighters, (especially volunteers), felt protected by the military?
Have you ever eaten safe foods, water, or been seen by a qualified doctor?

I guess it's not "SOCIALISM!" when it's YOU that are reaping the benefits of our labors though.

Willard and his ilk, are only capitalists when they stand to profit from it.
Whenever there is a loss to be taken, it's up to us to pay for it.
Yeah, he created jobs, but they were in China, where they don't have environmental or labor laws, because that's what they do. Maximize profits.
Profits that YOU will never see a single penny of, but will have the privilege of providing.

FrankLowe
April 20, 2012
8:13 p.m.

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Fritzdawg, I'd like you to explain your statement "The "risk takers" are not risking a penny their own money"
I'm a business owner. I have taken many, many risks, all with my own money, and not only with no help from the government, but with the constant hinderance, and non stop roadblocks that beauracrats put in my way.
Being a professor of anything certainly does NOT qualify as a job. A real world job in the private sector where you actually have to accomplish something qualifies. And, judging by Obama's comments directed at the supreme court, it doesn't appear he knows a whole lot about the constitution.

You seem inteligent, and well spoken. It baffles me how someone who comes across as well informed can defend either Repubs of Dems. Of course Bush 43 expanded government, as did Clinton, HW, Reagan, Carter, and on and on, and on. Unfortunately Obama has been king of modern government expansion, with the disaster Obamacare topping the charts.
Without changing the subject too much, we all should be screaming for the president to have far less power, whether they be a Dem(puss) or a Repub(mucus). I always get the last line confused, could be the Repubs are puss and the Dems are mucus.
Our government was set up to have most of the power reside with the congress. Granted congress is corrupt also, but there might just be a handful of honest ones from either party, and I'll take those odds over a corrupt white house.

Fritzdawg
April 20, 2012
10:23 p.m.

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FrankLowe:
"I'm a business owner. I have taken many, many risks, all with my own money, and not only with no help from the government, but with the constant hinderance, and non stop roadblocks that beauracrats put in my way."
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And I applaud you for that, however, Bain Capital, is an "assets management" company.

OTHER people's assets. They don't lose a penny any more than your stockbroker would if one of YOUR holdings tanked.

You as a business OWNER however, are most likely very careful with what you take in, and how you spend, as it effects you directly.

For people like Romney, it's all little more than a board game, and if somebody goes bankrupt, he doesn't lose any sleep, because it doesn't effect him any more than losing a game of Monopoly.

I'm defending neither side, because as has been proven time, and again, they are all part of the same hypocrisy.
The media is bought and sold, with the on air "personalities", being little more than well preened whores. Trust me, I was in that business for years. They're actors playing the role they were paid to perform, at the behest of whoever hires them on.

Everything is now boiled down to sound bites, and slogans, because the average American (bear in mind that %50 of them are below average, yet can still vote) has a very short attention span, and lacks any sense of critical thinking. Read between the lines? If the headlines themselves aren't shouted, they don't even absorb THAT much.

Companies like News Corp (The Post, Fox, etc)pander to that audience, by telling them only what they want to hear to reinforce their prejudices,(be they good or bad) so that their audience can feel good about themselves for being right.

Currently, they have the country divided like Red Sox/Yankees fans, who will root on their team, right or wrong, no matter what, because it's THEIR team, and the other guys are bums.
They do that, because it's in News Corps' best interest to keep the conflict going.
If every democrat in the world suddenly decided "hey, you know what? You guys are right." Fox would be out of business, because they don't report news, they act as agent provocatures to further the discourse to insane levels, so that they can stoke the fire even more, to attract an even larger, allegient audience to get better ratings, and thus, make more money.
Does anybody really think that Rupert Murdoch immigrated to America for any reason other than money?

By the way, "Obamacare", is actually "Romneycare", who's plan it actually is.

wmarincic
April 20, 2012
11:09 p.m.

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Fritzdawg,

""Fox would be out of business, because they don't report news, they act as agent provocatures to further the discourse to insane levels.""

Im sorry but I dont remember Fox doctoring tapes to divide a country and make a "white hispanic"(whatever that is) look like a racist.

Those so call liberal things you spoke of were democrat ideas which at that time the dems were very conservative and the repubs were way to the right,

In order to galvanize America we need more Tea Party candidates to win elections. I'm a Santorum supporter and an Allen Keys and Allen West but if it is Romney or obama, I have to go wth Romney. America can't take four more years of Obama.

Fritzdawg
April 21, 2012
1:03 a.m.

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"Those so call liberal things you spoke of were democrat ideas which at that time the dems were very conservative and the repubs were way to the right".

The law banning insurance exclusion due to "pre-existing conditions" was not passed 'way back when'.

The very very first teabaggers had a good idea, until Fox turned it into a circus of ignorance, with people like Beck, dressing up as Thomas Paine (an atheist) and talking about keeping this a Christian nation, which of course, it isn't.

People marching, holding signs that say "KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OUT OF MY MEDICARE" are not the kind of people that I trust to make reasoned, rational decisions about government

If the Tea Party had come up with a candidate that wasn't a completely ignorant, self righteous goof ball, I might have voted from them.
Instead, they align themselves with bimbo in chief, Sarah Palin.

No wonder other countries look at us, and laugh in disbelief.

Romney offers no solutions, only criticisms.
He use phrases like "well all I know is..." and "I tell you one thing...", and all of the mentally deficient cheer.

The republican motto for years has been EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF.
Think Bush was bad? Just imagine giving that kind of power to someone that arrogant, but with actual intelligence.

wmarincic
April 21, 2012
6:55 a.m.

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fritzdawg

The Tea Party stands for limited government and not bankrupting our country. It is for term limits and people taking responsibility. I know that to a liberal those are bad things as all liberals want somebody else to take respondibility for their poor decisions.

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