Comments by buzzy
Posted on August 20 at 7:34 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Re Ms Millie and minimum wage. Where does it say a business is responsible for a persons ability to support a family.As far as the ability to make oneself more valuable,maybe that should be taken care of prior to entering the job market. Graduating from high school gaining a trade ,not beginning a family until personal ability to support one,don't become involved in substance abuse, keep clear of gaining a criminal record are just a few of the personal responsibilities an individual can attain to enhance value. The jobs in the service industry were always entry level And made for students or second jobs. As a young parent I worked a second job or my wife worked if we felt it necessary to boost our income. It was OUR responsibility no one else's to ensure that our needs were met,not some business,company or least off some government.As far as non working people and government subsidy that is a whole other issue..
Posted on August 18 at 8:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Unfortunately it has become a norm in today's America.If you are not a rapper,thug or minority and use the N word your racist.If you are white and are critical of something that is said or done by a minority or God forbid you are a racist. The president has become more Teflon then John Gotti (for those of you under a rock organized crime) and his blind supporters wrap him in this cloak of if your critical your racist. How do you know the intent was racist? Did the thought ever occur to you that people just might not like him,much like the detractors of Geroge Bush used consistent buffoon and obscene parodies of him and others before him? But wait this president is half black so he is protected from criticism in parody or for real.
Posted on May 22 at 1:18 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr. Alvarez you are making some erroneous assumptions here. You assume these groups were chosen to prevent some backdoor effort to subvert the campaign law. If thats the case why was that not stated by the administration. Secondly the findings of abuse came from the Inspector Generals office an independent body within the framework of the checks and balances of government. Thirdly lets shift the numbers of the groups called for "special" attention versus those streamlined to approval and replace the Tea Party,Patriots with Green Energy,Free Palestine and I believe your opinion would be drastically different. The justice Dept. targeting journalists doesnt bother you? Now as for Benghazi lets make the ambassador or one of the dead former SEALS a loved one,and you know what Mr. Alvarez? That WOULD make a difference contrary to Hilary and this administration. Put down the Kool Aid and utilize some objective thinking.
Posted on January 23 at 11:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)
How come you never responded to my Ray Lewis comment? just wondering.
Posted on January 21 at 12:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Really we must play the race card? Is that your argument? Well just so you know I am retired law enforcement and have seen the carnage up close and personal and the overwhelming was caused by illegal HANDGUNS something neither the NY nor federal proposals wants to touch. Why? because it might mean stiffening penalties for said violations even while they march to decriminalize laws that might harm their progressive "constituency"
Posted on December 11 at 9:27 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr. Leon apparently in your ideologue blindness you failed to see that my letter puts the onus on success to begin at home. My reference to the recently completed campaign season has to do with what creates the attitude of lack of responsibility. The ingrained for generations belief that you cant better yourself but you will always get what you need. That your poverty, or whatever holds you back so just sit back and "receive". I will stick by my statement that poverty is NOT an excuse for not being successful . Successful defined as being self sufficient and a productive member of society
Posted on December 5 at 10:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)
toni and jane my view is directed at the parents or single parent who have absolutely no desire to do anything to make their child a success in school. I am sorry but I do not buy the poverty as a crutch excuse for not instilling your child with doing well in school.People of generations before and today have done exactly that,have had success for their kids. As far as discrimination goes how does that effect performance in an education system that has tons of programs for any student to be given special attention in especially in this region. Maybe if you stopped using the poor me excuse its everybody elses fault things could get better. To ensure escaping poverty graduate high school,dont have children before 21 ,dont abuse drugs or alcohol , and dont engage in criminal activity. Pretty simple formula hundreds of millions have accomplished that.