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Posted on September 13 at 4:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The fact that the candidate is not qualified for the position is irrelevant given that "He's just a good person". Unemployment in the US should also be very near zero because many of the unemployed are "just good people". In Schenectady we get what we deserve for electing these Mensa candidtates.


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Posted on September 13 at 8:33 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is a good editorial. Everyone knows that the ability to selectively enforce law is ONLY available to Barak Obama and Eric Holder.


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Posted on May 29 at 9:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The proposal now is for a modest $2 toll. How long do you think it will remain at $2 if they can get $700MM from that toll? I doubt it will be long when they discover that $4 will net $1.4B. Where does this stop? Is there ANY part of life in the US that is not seen as a revenue source for the government?


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Posted on May 21 at 9:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Apparently, it doesn't matter to these supporters of Silver that he enabled the abhorrent behavior of one of his members. And the Dems say that the GOP has a "war on women"? What happened to that narrative?


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Posted on April 19 at 8:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Whose side is he on , anyway"? He not supposed to be on anyone's SIDE, he's supposed to do what is right, and fair for everyone, not take favorites based on political motives. Of course, everyone knows this isn't how it works.


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Posted on April 19 at 8:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Our elected officials are a disgrace. Is it any wonder that selling real estate in the City is so difficult? Who would come here voluntarily? For that matter, who woud come to New York voluntarily? Think about it - when was the last time you heard someone say "I'm going to retire in a few years. I think I'll move to NY"?


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Posted on March 21 at 8:15 a.m. (Suggest removal)

If raising the minimum wage is good for everyone - workers, businesses, and the overall economy, we really should raise it to at least $15 per hour. After all, if a little is good, a lot must be better.


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Posted on March 20 at 10:08 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The State's response to the floods of 2011 have nothing to do with the discussion around the SAFE Act. The only thing this legislation does is provide politicians the ability to say they are doing something to make people safe, which is really just an illusion. People are no safer now than they were before this act was passed in the dark of night. If this is good legislation, how do you explain the massacre last week in her Herkimer?


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Posted on February 27 at 9:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Carl Erickson has more intelligence and ability than any other person in City government. The fact that he is capable of independent thought is a huge benefit to the tax payers in Schenectady. It's obvious why the party wants him out - he thinks for himself. Hence, Erickson is not the problem, it the rest of the leadership that has to go!


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Posted on February 21 at 3:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)

C.J. Guare's letter is a good one. He cites good examples of why passing new laws to regulate public behavior is a waste of time and energy. Prohibition and the War on Drugs have been abysmal failures that as he notes have only created other crime. It's curious how seemingly intelligent people can think that these new laws will actually have a positive effect. Criminals by definition do not obey laws, and a person that is willing to kill will not be dissuaded by the threat of severe punishment. When will our legislators try some common sense?


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