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Posted on December 6 at 7:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The United States is NOT the only civilized country where this type of gun violence happens on a regular basis. The President says this repeatedly, but while it sounds compelling, it's simply not even close to being true. For instance, in France, they have endured more gun violence deaths in 2015 than have occurred during the entire Obama presidency. We should enact a resigned approach, but using clearly inaccurate facts to make your argument doesn't help make the case. And by the way, France has already enacted many so called reasonable, common sense gun laws, and they haven't prevented the violence the French have endured. Perhaps it's because criminals and crazy people don't respect laws.

From: Gun violence requires a reasoned approach

Posted on October 2 at 2:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Federal inaction may be a disgrace, but what specific action would he like to see? The NY Safe Act has been ineffective - recall that one of the Governor's staffers was recently shot to death on the streets of NYC. The idea that passage of that act in the dark of night made us instantly safer is offensive to anyone that can think.

From: Cuomo: Federal inaction on guns a 'disgrace'

Posted on February 24 at 10:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

When he was running for Senate in CT, Richard Blumenthal "misremembered" that he was in the Viet Nam conflict. He never was. I have no idea how you can not remember if you were in the Viet Nam war, but remarkably, the people of CT elected him anyway. This once again proves we get the representation we vote for, not the one we need.

From: New excuses for lying absolve left and right

Posted on February 18 at 1 p.m. (Suggest removal)

We're very lucky that Shumer has the courage to take on the vexing, quality of life issues like this.

From: Schumer joins fight for Halfmoon to get own ZIP code

Posted on February 13 at 8:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Aside from the real issue of dumping snow in the river, I always enjoy watching two bureaucratic state agencies duke it out in a test of wills over who has the upper hand. Imagine another group telling the DEC "we will do what we want"? The unfortunate part is, we are paying for this.

From: State criticized for dumping snow into Mohawk River

Posted on January 29 at 7:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Gubernatorial leadership....."? There's an oximoron!

From: More still needs to be done to restore public trust

Posted on January 27 at 2:17 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Ignoring laws that a politician doesnt like has become common. Obama and Holder regularly neglect to enforce laws that they don't like, so the sheriff has a great example to follow.

From: Editorial: Follow law, not sheriff, on gun permits

Posted on January 23 at 9:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"We have every confidence that the speaker is going to fill his role with distinction". Really? He believes this? This may go down in history as one of the dumbest comments ever made. Great editorial.

From: Editorial: What will it take to get rid of this guy?

Posted on January 23 at 9:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)

And people don't understand why NY State is such a joke. Assembly Democrat's unwaivering support of this morally bankrupt leader is reprehensible. Even if he's found "not guilty", it doesn't mean he's innocent. These lawmakers must be very afraid of Silver. On a positive note, at least Statewide unemployment is down - except it's probalby due to peolple leaving this utopian paradise.

From: Lawmakers' reaction to Silver's arrest split along party lines

Posted on December 17 at 7:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The people of New York State are very lucky to have a government that takes no risks - with anything....even if it means that the benefits of processes like fracking will go to other states. Obviously, we're much smarter than they are! Actually, the people of NYS DO benefit from misguided fracking policies in other states - The meltdown in crude oil prices and gasoline were caused by fracking. So, we get better gas prices, with no risk. We win!

From: New York State: We won’t frack here

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