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Posted on December 18 at 6:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The exodus from this "Utopian" state will continue with vigor. Hydraulic fracturing has a sterling record in this country. It's an example of the ingenuity of America's free market system which rewards dynamic least it used to. To those who warn us about Armageddon from tapping our energy reserves, I say that no energy production is 100% environmentally pure. And purity is the standard they hold the "evil oil companies" to. It seems that any advancement of the human condition in this country is attacked by environmentalists, which is the new home to the Communist Party and its totalitarian mindset.

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

Posted on July 13 at 8:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Does anyone else find it strange that the 3-conservatives on the legislature find their "ideological home" with the liberal Democrats, and not with the two Republicans, Jim Buhrmaster and Brian McGarry?

From: Editorial: Don't fall for phony 'caucuses'

Posted on July 9 at 7 a.m. (Suggest removal)

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech..."

Citing the 9th U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals, the most overturned Appeals Court in America, is a weak argument.

A religious message, imbedded in a student's graduation speech, hardly means that the school is establishing a religion. Prohibiting free speech, on the other hand, is expressly forbidden.

Message to Ms. Izzo and future grad speakers: tell the "state" what they want to hear and then give your original speech.

From: Editorial: School was right to edit grad speech

Posted on September 9 at 6:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What happened to "speak truth to power?" Obama is leading from behind, again. As Gingrich aptly put it yesterday day on Meet the Press: "We're going to sorta punch you, but we're not going to punch you too hard and we really would like you to leave but we don't want you to leave enough to get rid of you. We hope there's a political solution although we haven't got a clue what it is."

From: ‘Chained CPI’ just another excuse for gov’t to cut benefits

Posted on September 8 at 8:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Let's see. The Independence Party is controlled by the unionized firefighters. The Conservative Party is controlled by the unionized police department. And the Working Family Party is controlled by the unionized Service Employees International Union (SEIU). And most of the endorsed candidates of these parties are DEMS. The Sch'dy Co Legislature has ONE (1) Republican out of 15 legislators. We have a lower turnover of politicians than the Politburo. This is not what our Founding Fathers envisioned. Even FDR warned of the hazards of a unionized government workforce. And in 1958, JFK bowed to political pressure from LaGuardia to permit collective bargaining for the NYC city workers. Since then, the public worker unions have crushed Republicans. And it continues apace in Schenectady County.

From: Schenectady County GOP says Democrats bought endorsements

Posted on September 7 at 9:23 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I love the sarcasm aimed at Sen. Hugh Farley. Do you ever get upset with Tonko's mug in mailers? How about the umpteenth photo of Tonko (like today) in the Gazette? Does that bother you? I suspect that your criticism of Farley has more to do with the "R" label than his photo.

From: Progressives trump up ‘climate change’ so they can control us

Posted on September 7 at 9:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Really? Come on Gazette. With all the problems in our country - you're worried about paper consumption? It's a renewable resource. Paper and lumber companies plant seven trees for each one they harvest. It's a wonderful model for a capitalist system. The companies that benefit financially from cutting down trees, want to ensure future raw materials by replacing what they remove. Frankly, I'm in favor of MORE tree cutting. Take a look at the National Forests in the mid-west. They're strewn with fuel for forest fires. Loggers have begged for the rights to remove this hazard from national lands, only to be rebuffed by government, enviro-statists and "those who care about the environment." Ironically, the policies that the government sets, of restricted harvesting of lumber from our national parks, ensures the destruction of our beautiful forests in the future. Have you ever driven through Zion National Park? It's unbelievably crowded with trees on the forest floor waiting to burn, spewing smoke into our air and burning everything in its path. Think.

From: Schools must do more to reduce paper trails

Posted on September 6 at 6:39 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Headline highlights "Mohawk CEO." A quick check of the photo leads you to believe Paul Tonko is the CEO. Nice (for Tonko).

From: Mohawk Fabric CEO shows its successes despite red tape

Posted on September 4 at 6:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This is the inexorable growth of the state. It's like a wet, wool blanket that eventually smothers you.

From Alexis de Tocqueville:

"Thus, the ruling power, having taken each citizen one by one into its powerful grasp and having molded him to its own liking, spreads its arms over the whole of society, covering the surface of social life with a network of petty, complicated, detailed, and uniform rules through which even the most original minds and the most energetic of spirits cannot reach the light in order to rise above the crowd. It does not break men’s wills but it does soften, bend, and control them; rarely does it force men to act but it constantly opposes what actions they perform; it does not destroy the start of anything but it stands in its way; it does not tyrannize but it inhibits, represses, drains, snuffs out, dulls so much effort that finally it reduces each nation to nothing more than a flock of timid and hardworking animals with the government as shepherd."

From: Sacandaga resort owner says state halted traditional bonfire

Posted on August 31 at 12:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I went over the bridge yesterday. It is disheartening. What a wonderful view we used to have. It's truly sad and ugly.

From: Editorial: Who killed the view from Western Gateway Bridge?

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