Comments by mkuban
Posted on March 8 at 5:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Stating income without expenses is sloppy journalism. So what the new golf pro is going to make less. He's a city employee and gets employee benefits. Wish my healthcare was as good as the city's.
Posted on March 7 at 3:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)
No mention of how former subscribers will get a refund.
Posted on November 8 at 11:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I've lost a few friends to drunk drivers over the last 30 years... Because of this I believe that there should be no way for someone convicted of drunk driving to get their license back... Driving is a priviledge those who can't live by the rules shouldn't be allowed to drive... Hell Canada won't even let someone who had a DWI 30 years ago into the country. Good for them they have the right idea. Maybe if people started to lose things that were important to them they would stop doing stupid stuff.
Posted on August 24 at 12:11 p.m. (Suggest removal)
If he has insurance there is probably a exclusion clause for pit bulls. This is why the shelters and rescue operations always list them as pit bull crosses (mutts). They can't prove they are pure bread pit bulls but then again they can't prove they are not. I don't have a problem with any particular breed of dog, it's the owners lack of knowledge or outright stupidity in handling them that creates dogs that attack. I've had dobermans for 20 years and not one of my dogs has ever bitten me or anyone else. I also paid extra to have my dogs covered for liability on my insurance.
How many times have you seen people play with their dogs by putting their hand in the dogs mouth and roughhousing with them??? Guess what? If the dog thinks it's ok to play with a hand in their mouth then they think it's ok to do when their PO'd.
The owner said "somebody" let the dogs out of the yard which is a total copout line of BS the owner is responsible for his dogs at all times not just when they are in his fenced yard.
Too bad for the dogs. They will undoubtably be put down as a result of this attack.
I can tell you one thing, if these were my dogs and they had done this I would demand that they be put down after the quarantine period. Too much liability. If they do it once they will do it again.
Besides that if there is insurance covering these dogs then the insurance policy has a "One Bite Clause" that states if the dogs bite and the owner does not put them down then the owner is responsible for all future acts by the dogs not the insurance company.
There is no way the landlord can or should be held responsible for this. He has no control over the tenant or the dogs. Renting to someone with a dog isn't a crime and shouldn't be treated like one.
Posted on October 8 at 12:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I don't know why anyone would want to keep Paul Tonko in office. He was worthless in state government and is even more useless in congress. As for Mr Farley... too bad the opposition could only come up with Susan Savage to run against you, otherwise you too would be out of a job...
Posted on August 30 at 2:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I wasn't aware that motorcyclists are more abt to run from the police nor was I aware that someone with a motorcycle with street tires is likely to go off road to avoid being pulled over.
Anyone who runs from a police officer creates a dangerous situation not just motorcyclists. Remember the young man who was speeding and killed a bicyclist a few years ago in Rexford? He was driving a car and left the scene of the accident.
As for photography for vehicle identification can you tell what I look like under a full face helmet with a tinted shield?
Do you know how many times someone in a car/truck/minivan/cage has pulled out in front of me or taken a left in front of me forcing me to take evasive manuvers to avoid an accident? Or better yet the person with 6 screaming kids in a minivan who was holding her phone up to her ear talking and rear ended me at a stop light because she didn't see me.
How many of your friends have been injured or killed by morons who don't belong behind the wheel of any vehicle. Or those who have been permanently disfigured or disabled by someone driving a car who doesn't have enough insurance coverage to cover the medical bills of the motorcyclist they almost killed.
I'd like to see each and every person who has done that and more to get ticketed but I realize that it is an impossible task.
I'd rather have the police, sherriff and troupers out there catching legitimate bad guys than sitting on your lawn waiting for a loud motorcycle to drive down the road.
Chances are the LEO will be too busy chasing down cars doing stupid things to have the time to pull over a loud motorcycle.
Posted on August 26 at 12:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The sticker actually says "LOUD PIPES RISK RIGHTS" and is an ongoing campaign against motorcyclings noise problem created by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in concert with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) which was started in June of 2003 and was based upon the National Summit on Motorcycle Sound held in Worthington, Ohio May 16-18 2003.
Durng this summit the AMA and the MRF joined others from the motorcycling community -- including representatives from rider groups, motorcycle manufacturers, aftermarket companies, event organizers, law enforcement, municipal government, research institutions and regulatory agencies -- in candid and open discussions on issues related to motor-vehicle noise.
I as motorcyclist do not have a problem with enforcing noise standards providing that they are done uniformly and without prejudice. Singling out motorcycles for noise is not fair. There are other sources of noise which are equally invasive, car stereos, glass pack mufflers on automobiles and "fat" pipe muffler systems often seen on smaller "sports" cars.
Write down what the rules are and define how the noise is to be measured. Provide training and calibrated instruments to enforcement officials so that subjective judgement does not enter the equation when applying the law.
President AMA District 3
Posted on June 2 at 11:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I find it interesting that a group of lawyers funded by a group of Christian fundamentalists would be defending a non-catholic for wearing a rosary. A set of Rosary beads is a tool used by Catholics to keep track of the number of prayers said so that the mind is more able to meditate on the mysteries of their faith.
A five decade rosary contains five groups of ten beads (a decade), with additional large beads before each decade. The Hail Mary is said on the ten beads within a decade, while the Our Father is said on the large bead before each decade. A new mystery (Joyful, Luiminous, Sorrowful or Glorious) is meditated upon at each of the large beads.
Young Mr. Hosier isn't using the rosary as a means of meditation and devotion he is instead using it as an act of superstition and idolatry. He says the beads make him feel closer to a brother and an uncle he lost and that without having them displayed he is unable to feel that closeness. He also has claimed to have been wearing the beads for the entire year without incident an allegation that has been repudiated by teachers and administration at Oneida.
Quite frankly I find his claim to be a complete and total crock. and as a catholic I take offense at his superstitious use of the rosary as a means of communicating with the dead. His mothers statement "that is his religion" concerning his wearing of the beads is farcical and demonstrates her complete and total lack of accountability.
The Schenectady City School District has come under the gun before with their bead wearing rule. A rule they have so far applied equally to all. Gangs use beads for recognition just as they use hats and bandanas. Two of the largest gangs in this country use the colors red and blue to show their affiliation. I realize that the rosary in question is purple and has been claimed to be unattributable to a particular gang but what color do you get when you mix red and blue? That's right, purple. Does that means he is symbolizing his refusal to commit to either the red or the blue camp? I think that would be giving him too much credit.
It is my hope that Judge Khan will review the fact of this case and see that offering the option to wear the rosary beads under his clothing is an adequate compromise for all concerned. As a catholic I still find the fact he is using the rosary as a superstitious symbol offensive but at least with the beads out of view it is not a slap in the face making a mockery of my religion.
I hope RH (as he is identified in the federal lawsuit filed on his behalf by the lawyers from American Center for Law and Justice) and his mother Chantell enjoy their 15 minutes of fame. I guess it's better than gaining notoriety by having your name appear in a police blotter somewhere.