Comments by Fritzdawg
Posted on September 1 at 12:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
"At 10, the Guilderland girl was taking part in her first protest."
You have failed as a parent.
I'm not entirely sure that a ten year old can grasp the lost lessons of Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, or Afghanistan.
Posted on August 31 at 5:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Right wingers are suddenly pacifists now.
Posted on August 30 at 12:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)
This is insane.
Posted on August 24 at 1:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
That is some of the most moronic drivel I have ever read.
Were you home schooled by AM radio?
Hopefully, you are old, and your stupid, stupid ideas, will die with you.
Posted on August 15 at 1:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Wanna help out the airlines?
Abolish the TSA.
The TSA is DESTROYING the airline industry.
Lately, if you are traveling less than 400 miles, it's quicker to drive it, and much less expensive.
The TSA, is little more than "security theater" that feeds on irrational fears.
Your contrived fear merely provides a paycheck to those who's only known skill, is asking "Do you want fries with that?"
Most people don't want to arrive 2 hours early, for a 1 hour flight so that they might be questioned, searched, groped, and pretty much be treated like a criminal before they are allowed to spend $35 per bag, and $5 for the same bottle of water they made you throw out before the checkpoint.
Before 9/11, the last hijacked flight that originally took off in the USA occurred 30 years prior, when a FedEx employee commandeered a FedEx plane to use as a cruise missile, to kill his boss, and airline hijacking is not nearly as prevalent as they would lead you to believe.
If you actually believe that the shoe bomber, or the underwear bomber were a credible threat, I have a bridge I'd like to sell you.
Besides, neither flight originated in the USA, and the bottom line is that most people don't want to fly any more because of all that nonsense.
Wanna use a plane as a weapon? Charter one.
Private planes are not subject to the same rules.
You can board with a SHOTGUN in hand if that's what floats your boat.
IT'S YOUR PLANE.
Posted on August 10 at 1:16 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Making fun of it, is not exactly condemning it.
Making fun of it, suggests that it is the status quo, and there is nothing that can be done so we might as well have a laugh.
Bruce Roter, is little more than a self aggrandizing attention hog, that had absolutely nothing to do with Trader Joe's coming to this area, and they released a statement saying as such.
Google "trader joe's petition" some time, and you'll see how much he had to do with it.
Posted on August 10 at 12:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Jeffrey A. Clark:
"The sad, cold reality of the situation is that workers are paid in accordance with the value they add to a business. If they add lots of value, they are paid proportionate amounts."
What color is the sky in your world, are there rides?
It's labor, not skilled labor, just labor.
Not every employee is an executive, and Lord knows, in the current culture of willful ignorance, very few will be in the future.
Not every janitor they hire on is going to increase their bottom line by thinking of the next big thing, or by cleaning the toilets so inordinately well that the public takes notice.
Bottom line is, that worker is still going to feed his children, and pay his rent, no matter what.
I don't think it is my responsibility to pay for either, because his employer refuses to, because it might interfere with them making the most obscene profits in history.
I'm damned tired of paying for other people's rent, food, and health care because their employers, while reaping record breaking profits, will not.
Posted on August 6 at 2:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Michael A. Prezio:
Hey, good thing you explained that to your daughter.
Otherwise she might have missed out on being offended.
Hey, let's see what else we can be offended by.
The term "Paddy Wagon" is actually an insult to the Irish, suggesting that they get arrested all the time.
The modern day equivalent, would be "N****r Wagon".
Are you a "Yankee Doodle Dandy"?
"Doodle" at the time, was simply a way to call someone a simpleton or idiot, and a "Dandy", was little more than a flamboyant (ahem) "confirmed bachelor".
"Mickey's" Irish Ale refers to "micks", another term that is derogatory to the Irish.
What if he named his truck "Guidos"?
That word is often used as a stereotypical slur for low-class Italian-Americans.
What about "Eskimo Pie", "Aunt Jemima", or "Uncle Ben"?
Have you ever referred to someone's buttocks as a "Heinie"?
That term was originally used as slang(during both world wars) for "German", so essentially every time you use the word "Heinie, or "Hiney", you are implying that Germans are A Holes.
My grand parents were born in Germany, and Italy.
For all I know, THEIR grandparents moved there from Russia, or Norway or wherever.
Bottom line is, I was born HERE, and I AM AN AMERICAN, (damned proud of it too) and to identify myself as being of any other nationality is disingenuous at best.
Now go forth and be offended if that's what floats your boat, but please stop infecting the next generation with that nonsense.
Posted on July 30 at 2:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Richard Moody Jr.:
The scope of your ignorance is nothing short of breathtaking.
Wow, just wow.
Posted on July 29 at 2:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Perhaps you would like to share with the class, what the definition of that word is.
I found at least a dozen different definitions, and found none of them to be offensive.
I'm not entirely sure that you know the definition of the word "slanderous" either.
I am a white, 3rd generation male that is 3/4 Italian (just enough to be waterproof), and I define myself as being an American, and not some displaced Italian longing for home.
If it was that wonderful, why are you still here?
My grandparents didn't leave because Italy was just the greatest thing ever.
Granted, someone that would name their business "The Wandering Dago" is most likely a groundling, and yahoo, but I think that was their idea of self deprecating humor.
While I was looking up definitions, I looked up the word "honky" as well, and still failed to be offended.
Stop grasping for things to be offended by.
It doesn't make you special, it just makes you annoying.