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Posted on December 18 at 11:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Finally on Fox News this morning a law enforcement department (I think in AZ) said that they need to allow teachers and administrators, after police training, if they so desire to carry a firearm to protect our children in all the schools. These "no gun" areas are the places of choice for the lunatics. All the political knee-jerk gun law changes will not help one bit and they know it. Lunatics and other criminals could care less what gun laws there are or no gun areas that are designated, only us law abiding citizens care and respect those laws and rules. Also, nearly all of these mass murderers have one thing in common, mental defects. What do the politicians recommend to resolve those risks, euthanasia?

From: Reflections on guns and the shootings in Connecticut

Posted on November 20 at 2:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This joker should go back to reporting the weather. All this crap talk about the supposed rich paying more will amount to an additional $95 billion per year (NOT the $1 trillion left talking point which is the 10 YEAR projection) in revenue to Uncle Sam. That pales in comparison to the $1.3 trillion budget SHORTFALL for 2012. Go look at this youtube presentation, and you will better understand the actual fiscal cliff we are really on.

From: ‘Fiscal cliff’ is bogus scare tactic by Obama’s opponents

Posted on September 24 at 10:57 a.m. (Suggest removal)

It is getting very tiring explaining to those morons out there that keep calling Medicare & Social Security entitlements like they are Medicaid. All of us seniors that have paid into these programs for years and years and years get pretty sick of hearing those misrepresentations. These programs represent the abysmal job the government has done in managing any program. If they hadn't pillaged the trust funds set up to protect the monies we paid in there would be plenty of money to fund them forever. Let's make government as small as possible and avoid the Socialism tract the current administration is on.

From: Fed’s low interest rates aren’t helping economy, or savers

Posted on September 5 at 10:24 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Eleanor Aronstein practices as all liberals typically do, using the Leftist Handbook of Canned Things to Say Against Conservatives. They never let the truth get in the way of a Leftist point of view. Eleanor you are watching too much mainstream media news. Try Fox, 'the truth is out there.' It won't come to you from the Left nor will you find it on mainstream media TV. Sorry!

From: Letters to the Editor for Sept. 2

Posted on August 12 at 12:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Unfortunately Mr. Angilletta is one of the many people who are very naive about the gun-grabbing, anti-2nd Amendment political zealots that carefully construct their laws through strategic gun 'definitions'. The wording they use ultimately includes far more than "...assault rifles" which could include far more than those implied by Mr. Angilletta. "Is shooting deer, bear or small game with a machine gun really “sport”?" By definition, assault rifles are not all machine guns and in my many, many years of hunting I have never heard of someone using a machine gun. NY and many other states already have laws on the books restricting ownership of machine guns to law enforcement & military. More naivety and obviously confusion. Sad!

From: Letters to the Editor for Aug. 12

Posted on August 8 at 12:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I hope the writer of the letter is never confronted with a murderer or rapist breaking into his house with his family at home, too. What would he rather do at that critical time, pick up the phone and call 911 or pull out a gun? The average response time nationwide for 911 is 23 minutes. With municipalities being forced to reduce services, especially police & fire protection, self-protection is almost a mandate. If we can ever stop the Civil Liberties Union from their excess politically correct movement, maybe the medical profession can report the nuts out there so that we can get the guns away from them or keep them from buying them under current unenforced gun laws.

From: Letters to the Editor for Aug. 7

Posted on April 29 at 11:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

One more moronic tirade & rant about 'more' gun control laws based on isolated incidents. In the rare situations where people deliberately drive an auto into a crowd to kill and maim, is there a call to have stricter car ownership laws? OK, for the millionth time "criminals DO NOT care about gun ownership laws." Cases in point, review the statistics for gun related crime in Chicago & Washington, DC. Both of the places have horrendous crime and the strictest gun ownership of any place other than NYC. We the people don't want or need more gun ownership laws since we are law-abiding people and in this time of local government reductions of police and fire fighters, we need to protect ourselves. Remember, 'when seconds count the police are minutes away.'

From: Op-ed column: Stepped-up security hasn’t stopped those among us with guns

Posted on April 14 at 11:25 p.m. (Suggest removal)

How many ways do the anti-gunners need to be told that the "combined ballistic identification system" DOES NOT WORK. They continue to want to spend money on this type of foolishness that benefits no one except their contributors. What's wrong with the government? It's the spending Stupid! Zelasko has a much more beneficial suggestion. Add drug testing to it and something could really be accomplished.

From: Editorial: Microstamping for gun ballistics makes sense

Posted on December 12 at 11:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)


You neglected to say who creates the jobs, the Great Job Fairy in the Sky!! How many jobs have you created? You take your response directly from the Leftist Hand Book. You also neglected to state the fact that the Democrats have been in charge of the budgets and spending since 2006. Presidents don't approve the budgets, the houses do. Learn some macro economics. Our house values dropped due to the ridiculous Freddie Mac & Fannie Mae actions. Everybody doesn't deserve to own a home unless they work and can afford one. It is the American Dream not the American Right!! The crooked appraisers and mortgage brokers rammed through fraudulent documents, government (Dodd & Frank) guaranteed the loans, and Wall street packaged those 'guaranteed loans' which turned out to have a lot of defaults. You forgot to also blame President Bush. Lots of color in your response, pretty short on the real world.

From: Do you approve of the New York tax plan that will increase the income tax on the wealthiest residents while providing a tax break for the middle class?

Posted on December 8 at 11:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The raising of taxes on the wealthier is a proven way to stifle business and kill job growth. Cuomo promised not to do that. Typical political campaign promise that is ignored once they are in office. NYS like many other states needs to get their spending under control. Cuomo should try to style his governorship after New Jersey's Christi. He should wake up, CUT GOVERNMENT SPENDING!!

From: Do you approve of the New York tax plan that will increase the income tax on the wealthiest residents while providing a tax break for the middle class?

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