Comments by biwemple
Posted on January 29 at 4:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
If she runs she won't make it past nomination. Perhaps it is time to have a woman president, just definitely not her as she is too polarizing and comes with too much political baggage. What would you call their spouse? First Gentleman?
Posted on January 28 at 12:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy. Perhaps its time to switch career choices Mr Ely? I hear they're hiring at some of the dollar general stores.
Posted on January 28 at 12:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)
So why not merge this effort into Excelsior and or Empire State College which are affiliated with, or already part, of the SUNY system and have been doing online degrees for quite some time. Or do we need more State University departments created?
Posted on January 25 at 3:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Why is it the State gets the money for a moving violation whereas the Local municipality only gets money for a non-moving violation? Why not split the amounts between State & Local and this becomes less of an issue? The moving violation occurred in the community, so why is the entire fine being redirected to state coffers? Seriously, is this proposal about public safety, or really just about generating more revenue for the State? Having Local Law Enforcement (LLE) crack down on speeders and reckless drivers in their communities is a valuable resource. These officers might now be less than enthused in their work knowing ALL the fines they generate from moving violations go to Albany instead of some coming back to their community via these occasional plea bargains. Municipal courts should have the flexibility in deciding who might deserve a break and who shouldn't depending on access to a driver's history from the DMV. I really think expected revenues will drop even further if this proposal goes through simply because LLE will write fewer tickets for moving violations to circumvent this loss. Then we'll see who really loses out on the highways ( the public) when the real offenders out there who shouldn't be driving anymore now slip through the cracks.
Posted on January 21 at 8:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)
This country's laws should require that if we go to war, we re-institute the draft (without any non-medical exemptions) for the duration of that war. We should make sure that this entire nation shares in this burden if we make the decision to go to war instead of less than 1% of the population. It would certainly bring about a quick end because it would be so politically unpopular. It's ridiculous we send such a small number of our kids over for multiple deployments while most of our society sacrifices nothing to help end these wars.
Posted on January 18 at 9:21 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Forgiveness is one thing, being held accountable for his actions is another. That has not been satisfied yet.
Posted on January 18 at 9:12 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If you are in jail or prison on a short sentence, you should not be paroled or released until you earn a degree higher than when you went in. If not a HS grad, then no release until you get a GED. If a HS grad, then you must earn an Associates or professional certificate in something. Prove to society you are willing to learn and learn from your mistakes by doing something to improve yourself instead of just biding your time behind bars until released. If not enrolled in classes while in jail\prison, then no recreation, TV, or free time, just an hour of exercise each day. All parolees should do community service for some time after release as well, even if they find a job, so that they have very little idle time in which to fall back into the previous behaviors that landed them in jail or prison in the first place.
Posted on January 17 at 1:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)
In probably less than 50 years from now, the military will likely be using a lot more directed energy weapons (lasers, EM rail-guns, etc)- basically the stuff of sci-fi movies today instead of small-arms. This technology was already starting to be developed & tested in the 80's at White Sands when I was in the Army then, so its only a matter of time. When this happens will citizens be clamoring that they should also possess these for self-defense and sporting purposes too? Seriously, where does it end?
Control your government at the ballot box instead of showing constant apathy and re-electing the same manipulative borderline sociopaths and do-nothings, then complaining that our system is so dysfunctional to its citizens. Do that and the Second Amendment will become about as necessary as the Third.
Posted on January 15 at 10:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)
A lot of other Wemples fought in the Revolutionary War. Col. Abraham Wemple was head of militia near Albany (marker there on rte 20 outside of Guilderland). I believe Poestenkill was originally Jan Barentse Wemple's farmstead owning from his nickname 'Poest'. There is also a Wemple Road in Fonda where many of my Wemple ancestors moved to find better farmland in that region after leaving Schenectady.
Posted on January 3 at 2:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Perhaps actually put ALL the money generated from Lottery sales into Education funds instead of siphoning it off to the General fund.