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GOP’s antiquated policies would deny women their due A cautionary tale of two parties and their agendas for women: One party supports the Equal Pay Act, which makes it illegal to pay women less than men for the same work. One party has appointed two women to the Supreme Court, not two more men. One party has been an advocate for the reproductive rights of women and has fought for full insurance coverage of birth ...


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patricca
October 25, 2012
6 a.m.

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Marjorie - you are being manipulated - http://votingwithmyfeettoflorida.blogspo... - check it out.

Will1960
October 25, 2012
7:23 a.m.

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Christian Rivera,

You are spot on with your take on another drug raid where the police automatically shoot the dog and traumatize children that happen to be present in the house. One detail Mr. Rivera overlooked in his thoughtful letter is that these drug sweeps only occur in the poorer sections of Schenectady, while Niskayuna, Rotterdam and Scotia are completely exempted from these dangerous, intrusive and stupid raids. I don't blame the police they are just doing what they are told to do.

The real blame lies with the Daily Gazette who have failed year after year to do any sort of analysis or question the police cheif why these raids only occur in poor neighborhoods. I geuss that's due to the fact that there is no drug use or activity in the affluent areas. I don't know why this newspaper has failed to do their job, but the Gazette isn't the only one and the TV media are afraid to investigate why only poor neighborhoods have their doors kicked in, pets shot dead and our citizens are painted as the bad guy as for the greater good and public safety.

Where's Carl Strock now that he's desparately needed?

cfield
October 25, 2012
7:32 a.m.

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Patricca-
Well written articles, you are right on the mark. But you fail to mention
"School Taxes" . which in fact is a separate tax from property taxes.

wmarincic
October 25, 2012
7:40 a.m.

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will1960 because that is where the major drug activity is. Have you ever lived in one of those neighbiorhoods? The drug house has constant people in and out, drug addicts with no money screaming and crying outside, prostitutes having sex in cars in the neighborhood to get the drug money,fighting in the streets. I owned a home in Vale neighborhood fo years, I saw it daily.
People can't let their children out to play because they are afraid. I had two gunfights in front of my housde between two drug houses 3 doors away from each other. My wife was on the floor as 2 bullets hit the house that we had lived in for over 15 years.
You worry about kids being traumatized by the police? What about the children being traumatized by drug dealing parents? Do you want to know the best way not to get your dog shot during a police raid? Don't sell drugs. BTW, Van Vranken Ave. is not a bad section of town, most of the area is middle class, other than Yates Village.

marksgrill
October 25, 2012
10:36 a.m.

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Jeb Fuller, I believe you have little clout to start throwing stones at a justice that has been elected for the last 15 years in the Town of Princetown where your campaign only lasted two years on the Town Board. Being that you are completely unfamiliar with the town of Princetown politics as you reside in VA, you have no idea the self-serving tendencies of the current town board members. From working their non-Princetown jobs while on the Princetown time clock, to appointing and giving raises to favorites among the appointed employees.

I can't understand why you consider Justice VanWoeart as "self-serving" as she has performed administrative duties while holding the Justice role under the approval of the Board for years. She is compensated for both roles, yes; maybe you are not aware that Princetown is one of the busiest Justice Courts in NYS thus unlike her counterparts in the Town Board role, she is performing necessary duties specific to the Princetown Town Court while taking part-time office hours.

Also the censorship to the Commission of Judicial Conduct was submitted following improper citation by the former animal control officer to the Justices son's. Although she expedited the transfer of the citations to a different court following improper citation by the animal control officer, the censorship determined that Justice VanWoeart should have transferred the case even faster.

If you want to mention the Commission of Judicial Conduct you should have referenced the fact the Commission dismissed the issue that Judge Vanwoeart is providing administrative/clerical assistance in her court since 1997, based on a formal opinion from the Commission on Judicial Ethics which allows her to perform both these duties. The Attorney General provided the informal opinion that a Judge can be their own Court Clerk. An unofficial opinion from the Attorney General that has been circulating states it unacceptable for two justices to perform as each other’s court clerks, which is not applicable here.

Get your stories straight and all the information before you submit your comments, Norm, I mean Jeb.

-Marissa

albright1
October 25, 2012
10:52 a.m.

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Patricca, very well written blog.

By the way, Marjorie is not being manipulated. She is a lawyer and she is doing the manipulation. She should be ashamed of herself for the disgusting lies she is propagating.

albright1
October 25, 2012
10:59 a.m.

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and the Schenectady Gazette should be ashamed of themselves for printing Marjorie Karowe's letter. You know who Marjorie is and you know full well that this letter was full of lies.

wmarincic
October 25, 2012
11:39 a.m.

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Marjorie Karowe,

Stop carrying the socialist water of the Obama campaign. Contraception and birth control is NOT a medical issue nor is abortion. If you actually think that Planned Parenthood funds do not pay for abortions you are crazy. And if you look at democrat controlled states you will see that they are really the party that want's to control the lives of others. My grandfather was a lifelong democrat who would be appaled at where the party has come. It is now the party of anything goes, the party of supporting lazyness and the party of babykilling.

SnowGrinch
October 25, 2012
12:28 p.m.

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Marjorie Karowe,
The Republican party has not always been this bigoted and backward on the topic of birth control and abortion.
Leading Republicans supported Planned Parenthood and promoted it's agenda of health services for women.
* President Richard Nixon was so enthusiastic about a federal family planning initiative for low-income women that he declared it a "national goal" in 1969. * President George H.W. Bush earned the nickname "Rubbers" as a congressman for his passion for family planning.
* NY Gov. George Pataki required companies to cover birth control in their health insurance plans.
* Barry Goldwater was a founding member of Planned Parenthood of Arizona.
* Even Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, as recently as 2002, attended Planned Parenthood fundraisers and sought the organization's endorsement.
We don't need to accept the present crop of "anti-choice" Republicans who have turned their back on the issue of Choice and Family Planning.

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