Comments by ChuckD
Posted on November 16 at 10:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I've got four garbage bags of expanded foam packing material stashed in my shed waiting for the time I can dispose or recycle them with a clear conscience. Most of it I acquired outside of any idiotic "ban" the county may enact; mail-order. How about a solution with some substance to it?
From: Phooey on Styrofoam
Posted on November 16 at 9:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I struggled with math in high school, enough so that I was sentenced to what then was nearly a death sentence: Summer School. In 13 years (K-12) of grade school in a local suburban district, I never knew of anyone more than one year behind.
Posted on November 16 at 9:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)
And once again DOT leaves cyclists out of the equation. You could argue not many are served by providing consideration for cyclists but it's a chicken and egg dilemma. DOT should follow the lead of other states and be encouraging transportation means other than cars.
In other words, come into the 21 first century.
Posted on November 10 at 1:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)
"The New Colossus" - Emma Lazarus
Posted on November 10 at 1:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
"Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Posted on November 6 at 10:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Well, you do got yours. You've got a job (I don't know about Phils2008, he seems to have too much free time). So do I fortunately. Millions and millions don't though, or don't make enough to support their families. And they are hard-working, patriotic Americans dedicated to their families of all colors just like you and me who have had misfortunes or been dealt bad hands you two sadly can't seem to fathom. You got yours.
But you don't see that when you nervously look through the keyhole of your fortress door. You see those brown people, the single woman with three kids and her irresponsible lifestyle or you see the foodstamps at the grocery store buying things you're sure they don't deserve and you think 'they're all welfare cheats!'. Or you cruise up State Street, the Main Street of your little world and see the hotels and fried chicken joints and want to scream 'get a job'! You made the right decisions. You worked harder than them all. You got yours.
I have some important information for you two, do with it what you want. There's ALWAYS going to be cheats and scumbags and dirtbags. Always. Find another planet if that's too troubling for you. But I and a growing majority of the American people feel most people are what I first described and that we as a caring, and yes, faith-based, society owe it to them to lend a hand and an opportunity to make this a stronger country. And that's what Obama's efforts to reform healthcare are about.
But your side didn't win and continues to lose more each election so you two just want to shut it all down. You got yours.
Posted on November 6 at 8:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)
One of your favorite liberals here, stopping by to say, "what's the point?"
You two, with your eyes rolled back in your heads and drool on the fronts of your shirts are like a couple of zombies with bad flapjaw. Lotsa hate to offer but that's about it, eh? But hey, you got yours.
Damn, there I go feeding the trolls again....
Posted on November 5 at 7:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm sorry for cutting into yet another one of your train wrecks of a rant wmarincic, but in all your loopy-doop, other-worldly criticisms I must've missed your suggested solutions. Oh right, repeal Obamacare and return to the Great Open Market ...that forced tens of millions to rely on our emergency rooms, or just die.
You're right though (again!), Massachusetts' Republican initiated program is very different from Obamacare. Republicans made sure of that. That would've been a win for Obama and preventing Obama wins is the only plank in the Republican platform. You can whack away all you want about the gaffs of Obamacare's roll-out, but you'll be on the wrong side of history in the end.
Here's some facts, wmarincic:
Senior Republican leadership are on record stating that depriving this president of any wins is foremost in their strategy.
Barack Obama is the first black president ever to serve.
The Republican Party is 89% white.
Playing the race card? You bet, wmarincic.
In your face.
Posted on November 5 at 9:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm a member of the Nisky Co-oop. Due to it's poor location (well, maybe not for Niskayuna), a lot of Schenectady is excluded so there just may be enough to support another.
That said, this is the first time I've heard of another Co-op under consideration. I'm not the arbiter of good PR but...
Posted on November 3 at 3:46 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Lots of great descriptive text here DG, but there's also some great photography of the old bridges. It's a shame those weren't included too.