Comments by muggy
Posted on August 23 at 9:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)
French economist Frederic Bastiat talked about the "seen and the unseen." This applies to the $15 million dollars being spent on the Erie Blvd renovation/restructuring project. It's the brainchild of masterminds, lead by Ray Gillen, to revitalize downtown Schenectady. It will look pretty and nice. It will also drain millions from the private sector. We will be able to see the pretty, empty sidewalks. What we won't be able to see is the private sector output that would have resulted from that money being spent by businesses, making real-world decisions in a free market. But we'll see the ribbon cutting ceremony, with all the politicians taking credit for "helping" Schenectady. What a farce.
Posted on August 21 at 7:25 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Paul Tonko does not represent anything I believe in. He believes in big government solutions. He holds disdain for the entrepreneur. He is against the Keystone Pipeline. He voted for Obamacare, even though he didn't read the 2700 page bill (no one did). He voted for Cap and Trade which would raise homeowner energy costs by an average of $75/month (source: Heritage). Paul Tonko is a nice "yes man" for those who are destroying this nation.
Posted on August 21 at 7:18 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Mr. McMillen. Prepare for the onslaught of "statists" that are appalled at your concepts of individual liberty and decision making. To them, the government is ALWAYS the solution. Tick tock.
Posted on August 15 at 6:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Well done Fritz. Milton Friedman once said, "The government solution to a problem is as bad as the problem." One of the reactions to 9/11 was to nationalize the security workforce at the nation's airports via the TSA. Since then, we've been subjected to the most intrusive and personalized searches, on a grand scale, ever. Meanwhile, say a few specifics phrases at the southern border and you're put into a hotel room at the U.S. taxpayers' expense and an appearance ticket . Oh, by the way. There's no way for them to make sure you show up to your immigration hearing. Government isn't the solution. Government is the problem. (Ronald Reagan)
Posted on August 2 at 9:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I love the headline. "...free movies." NOTHING IS FREE! Someone is paying for "free."
Posted on August 2 at 8:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Have the pages of this newspaper ever been critical of Tonko or Gillibrand? $250 million dollars? Seriously. During Sequestor Summer? We have more important things to spend money on! Like taking Obama's 75-person entourage to Martha's Vineyard. And giving $500 million dollars to Hamas. We are witnessing a run on the U.S. treasury that our kids will find impossible to reconcile. Shame on U.S.
Posted on July 29 at 7:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Three of my four grandparents were immigrants from Ireland. I'm 100% Irish. Should I be "offended" by the fighting Irish leprechaun caricature used by Notre Dame? We're oh, so sensitive nowadays.
Posted on July 28 at 8:03 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Here's the message from the Zimmermann trial to White America: "We race haters/baiters want to have a conversation; a ONE-WAY conversation. We get to tell you how racist you are, and you have to accept it as truth. PERIOD. Now shut up!"
Posted on July 28 at 7:51 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Dave. The math on supposedly, enviro-friendly energy has never worked out. I noticed former NYSERDA chairman, Rep. Paul Tonko was there to get his photo-op for this project. Not only are the ugly finances hidden from us, the environmental damage is hidden as well. For example, wind turbines kill birds every year, without regard to their "endangered species" status. Wind energy producers are not fined for killing endangered birds, but ask the natural gas/nuclear producers how many times they're fined for inadvertently capturing a fish or other species in their energy production. Solar energy production is funneled back into the grid, and the owners (schools, businesses, homeowners, etc.) receive a credit on their energy bills for the energy produced. In essence, non-solar panel users are subsidizing solar users. The CBO says that this year, $7.3 billion dollars will be distributed in eco-friendly energy tax subsidies and another $4.8 billions dollars for "energy efficiency." That's about $12 billion?! Now there's some math for you!
Posted on July 26 at 6:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Ken. It's hard to decide on "smart drilling," when there are so many lies out there. Gasland director Josh Fox has been caught in an outright falsehood when he showed video of tap water igniting. That water was flammable BEFORE fracking. I encourage you to watch Fracknation. Here's a clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B03IYdHp...