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Romney’s and Hull’s campaigns similar from beginning to end I mourn for the United States today, just as I mourned for Schenectady the day after Roger Hull was defeated in the 2011 mayoral election. The similarities in these campaigns are undeniable. Both men, Romney and Hull, were successful in their own right. Both men were highly educated, held real private-sector jobs, built businesses [Union College’s U-Start incubator], had a long track record of fixing things, ...


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janesjoys
November 13, 2012
3:14 a.m.

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Re Romney's "Positive" campaign - Did you actually watch any of the Republican campaign and Romney's quest for the party's nomination?

wmarincic
November 13, 2012
8:15 a.m.

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Christopher Ognibene

You are using the example of one Republican that mispoke as an example of the whole GOP? I take issue that you a high school teacher is passing you're liberal socialist propaganda onto the kids you teach. They call evolution a theory for a reason. Also I don't believe that we should fund the murder of babies at planned parenthood which by the way was started by Margarett Sanger who was a speaker at KKK rallys and advocated using planned parenthood to wipe out the black race as she put it. Dr. Michael savage is right, liberalism is a mental disorder. Do you actually think things are better now than they were 30,40,50 years ago when we had a more concervative society? There is evolution alright, evolution of ignorance and apathy where half of the country believe that free condoms, free abortions and socialist medicine is more important than jobs and country. We reap what we sow.

tonijean613
November 13, 2012
8:52 a.m.

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to Nancy Mitchel" : Yes, I will agree on one thing- Both Romney and Hull are both smart businessmen- but only good at turning a profit for the 1% and tax evasion. In Hulls case that would be advancing and protecting wealthy Union College from paying taxes to impoverished Schenectady, and for Romney it would be protecting his personal massive wealth from taxes via "blind family trusts" parked in overseas banks to avoid American taxes along with his vulture capitalist firm named Bain Capital that was expert at borrowing money (not even using his own wealth) to taking over American companies, gutting the workers to pieces and shipping those American jobs overseas for self Profit.
Yes we need smart people in all levels of govt-but being able to relate to average non priveldged citizenry is more valuable. We dont need experts at private profiteering- who only have the aptitude to take tax payer money and turn it over to Private enterprise for profiteering- with little to show for it on local improvements in infrastructure, education or quality of life or jobs for the many. Romney/Hull GOP's trickle down theory is a falsehood- that only results in a race to the bottom for the 99%. Does any breathing taxpayer in Schenectady think a local police officer or city worker should be earning over $100,000 in such a low cost of living area or be able to abuse or get paid for unused sick/vacation time, double dip or have a city car to commute to work in- NO. But most compassionate people would agree everyone deserves a decent living wage with health security and social security for retirement as a human right. The GOP only beleive in survival of the fittest. Govt should not be an arm for Private PROFIT enterprise- it should be NON-Profit and for the public good! If you lack the understanding or ability to relate to the 99% because you come from wealth and priviledge and have never been or ever will be at risk of financial insecurity - it doesnt matter how eduated for financially successful you are- you need the right priorities and life experience to be able to direct your brain and skills toward improving the lives of other people- not just your own.

SchenectadyScott
November 13, 2012
10:49 a.m.

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Roger Hull?...or Roger Who?....I have not seen hide nor hare of Mr. Hull since he lost the election...He has written some op eds and endorsed a candidate for council that hardly put any time or effort into running a campaign...You would hope Mr. Hull would be at every meeting speaking out against all that is wrong and supporting the people he wants to represent...But..that is not happening...He is a ghost...this is why we have what we have in this city...no one wants to put in the time or effort..they think they can buy and election...and somehow gain the support of the people...just more of what is wrong with the system of elected officials....

janesjoys
November 13, 2012
2:37 p.m.

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re wmarincic - you cite Michael Savage - it all comes clear now.

justapto
November 13, 2012
7:19 p.m.

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Roger Hull has the backing of Neal Golub-the Business, (Price Chopper), that has invested millions in Schenectady county and city. See Knott Street Head Quarters for Golub Corporation.
Naturally; the city unions don't want a Mayor who works for the citizens. McCarthy answers to the PBA, Fire Union and any one who gets out the VOTE!
MY taxes are $%000 on a house worth less than $100,000. Bisarre? YES!
NOW talk of a 40% or higher increase.
When will you guys be happy-When the city goes bankrupt??
Great! Then we can finally fire you all and start over at the real middle American Income of less than $40,000 per year.
LONG Live Vince Riggie!
We need 5 more Independent councilmen who have the taxpayers and citizens of Schenectady in mind!!!

bostonredsoxfan
November 13, 2012
9:02 p.m.

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wmarincic- You accuse the letter-writer of, "...using the example of one Republican that mispoke [sic] as an example of the whole GOP," and then you proceed to refute two other arguments that the author made. Clearly he didn't use one example to discredit the entire Republican party. Additionally, Margaret Sanger's views on race discredit the current work of Planned Parenthood no more than Thomas Jefferson's ownership of slaves discredits the Declaration of Independence.

wmarincic
November 13, 2012
9:58 p.m.

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As I said liberalism is a mental disorder. I bet if tonijean needs help she will be right on the phone with one of her "overpaid cops" and janesjoy thinks that supporting borders language and culture in the U.S is a bad thing because a multiple number one best sellin author that disagrees with her liberal thinking says so. bostonredsoxfan, well the name says it all.

gina99
November 14, 2012
8:24 a.m.

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Ms Steiner-you list a group of single issue voters who could care less about the country. Until more people think of the greater good instead of narrow self interests we will be stuck with this horrible lot. Obama ran a smear campaign with non issues like Big Bird and got just enough selfish fools to re-elect him. Getting 140% of Democrats to vote for him in Florida didn't hurt.

SnowGrinch
November 14, 2012
9 a.m.

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wmarincic Claims that: "liberalism is a mental disorder". I'm sure he sees it that way, but in fact, the opposite is true. Prominent Conservatives have displayed each of these ten telltale signs of mental illness over the past year:
1) Denial: humans did not evolve; Obama is not a native-born American Christian
2) Delusion: climate is not changing
3) Hallucination: God ordained me to be President
4) Disordered Thinking: being for small government that's huge in the bedroom; being anti-contraception and anti-abortion
5) Anger: Newt Gingrich’s perpetual scowl
6) Anti-social Behavior: toward women, gays, minorities, anyone without an umbilical cord or trust fund
7) Sexual Preoccupation: a fervent compulsion to control when we can mate, with whom we can mate, and precisely how we are allowed to mate
8) Grandiosity: even Rick Santorum recognizes Gingrich’s “over the moon” grandiosity
9) General Oddness: Ron Paul
10) Paranoia: pretty much all of them, all of the time.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evol...

bostonredsoxfan
November 14, 2012
1:30 p.m.

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Ouch, wmarincic, you really got me there.

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