Comments by ChuckD
Posted on May 24 at 11:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It must suck to be a Republican.
History will show (based on these facts) that in the year 2000 they gamed the US Electoral system and put a person in the Office of the President who averaged a C in college and dodged his responsibilities to the Texas Air National Guard.
History will also show the Republican Party then oversaw arguably the greatest security failure this country has ever suffered on September 11, 2001.
History will also show that this Republican President, and his Vice President, successfully mislead the US and its allies into violently injecting it's will into an already highly volatile Mid-East leaving a chaotic mess now 15 years on, that we will be dealing with for the foreseeable future, simultaneously blaming the current President for it.
History will also show that when Barack Obama was elected, the Republican Party openly vowed to do everything it could to shut down this presidency (and effectively, the country) and then openly complained about the president's use of Executive Orders to try to keep things moving.
History will also show that the Republican Party, being comprised of 89% White, non-Hispanics, could only muster fear as they faced a changing national demograph while at the same time condemning anyone who "played the race card".
History will also show that the Republican Party then confidently put forth a severely delusional gas-bag as their candidate in 2016 thinking this was what the American people want, based on the limited results of their members-only Primary selection process.
Good luck with Trump. Republicans and so-called conservatives may see the Clintons as a convenient focus of their frustrations, and I don't like them either, but you're really gonna need it if you think Trump will win. Right now he's just a big fish in a relatively small pond.
Posted on May 24 at 6:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Please cite the law that allows these documents to be withheld due to an "ongoing investigation". Or is that excuse simply on someone's whim?
And thank you Mr. Mayor for your candor. Very revealing.
Posted on May 22 at 1:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)
As a past Eddy Meet competitor, I appreciate the coverage.
I'd also appreciate if the results could be better formatted than what appears to be a lazy cut and paste.
Posted on May 22 at 1:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The Gazette has done this community a service by airing this sleazy story of small-town, CYA "justice". This is what makes Schenectady a joke and maybe enough people will remember this the next time there's an election, and do the right thing.
There's nothing else to know. There is no story behind the story. The facts were a matter of public record prepared by the police themselves before the Gazette puts it out there.
Suspected traffic violator is pulled over early morning.
Suspect flees when the officer approaches the car. “swerved around a tow truck and into the oncoming lane and accelerated to a speed 25 miles per hour or more over the speed limit" is how the report puts it.
Suspect is pulled over once more and is identified as an off-duty cop.
Suspect is allowed to leave on his own.
Suspect is given until the next day to surrender.
Cops don't mete out justice, courts do (except in this case apparently). Kudos to the Gazette for doing what it should be doing, exposing rot at the core of this city. That's what the press is supposed to do.
And for you cop fanboyz who think these "heroes" deserve a break and to be above the law: real heroes don't feel entitled, and real heroes don't demand respect. Got it?
Posted on May 20 at 11:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Nothing about this episode assures the public that the police can be counted on to police themselves.
Posted on May 20 at 12:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Posted on May 16 at 9:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The city is being reshaped. That can often be a good thing.
Sadly it's being reshaped by a few select individuals who think they'll profit from that, and without any apparent foresight or hindsight. I predict within one year from now that intersection will be cleared and shovel-ready. What about 20, 30 or 50 years from now? Then, in an obscure house, somewhere deep in the Schenectady Stockade theme park you'll be able to go see pictures on the walls of what Schenectady used to be (and maybe discover why Erie Boulevard has that name!).
Good luck with that Metroplex and your legacy (if that matters). Hopefully when the curtain is finally drawn back, and it will be, what's revealed is G-rated.
Posted on May 13 at 7:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Rob1986, sometimes Democracy is hard, isn't it? It means you can't always get your way. You and the Republican Party have 8 years of evidence that you can't be mature about not getting your way. Have you noticed your candidates? Kind of a joke really. Same for the non-existent solutions they've promised.
Posted on May 9 at 12:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Just a quick thanks, DG, for "keeping the presses rolling" as they say. Every city needs a newspaper, whatever it's format and whatever the reader may think of it, and you all fit that role well. Thank you!
Posted on May 8 at 12:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Just as many in the always insightful comment sections fail to recognize white suppression.