Comments by muggy
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...
Posted on July 25 at 7:40 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I wonder if Schumer is in favor of the XL Keystone pipeline? Crickets. We have 2.3 million miles of pipeline coursing through America; safely transporting hydrocarbons and yet, we can't get that pipeline built. As it stands now, the oil is being transported by train. Schumer offers the only solution he ever considers: bigger government with more restrictions on private business and individuals. Schumer is a mastermind. He knows all. As a matter of fact, Schumer's irresponsible pronouncements about IndyMac Bank began a run on the bank that led to its eventual closure. I don't trust Chuck Schumer. He's the classic syrupy, contrarian-politician whose softly spoken words belie his sinister motives. If Chuck Schumer is for something, there's trouble brewing.
Posted on July 25 at 7:29 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The writer seems to support the concept of a nanny state. What would we citizens do without the state telling us how to live our lives? For example, the state tells us what type of light bulbs we can use, how much water we can use in our toilets, what types of stoves, washing machines, microwaves, refrigerators, we can use. The state dictates how many miles/gallon we must get in our cars. The once powerful Ford trucks are moving away from steel to aluminum and plastic in order to comply with EPA mandates. Does anyone champion LIBERTY anymore?
Posted on July 21 at 8:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If George Zimmerman is murdered, I blame President Obama, Eric Holder, and the race/hate-baiters: Sharpton and Jackson.
Posted on July 21 at 6:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I would have loved to see more photos of this event.
Posted on July 21 at 6:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)
This letter is designed to stoke hatred. Gray states, "Seventy-three percent of those who killed a black person faced no penalty compared to 59 percent of those who killed a white, according to the Tampa Bay Times." Does he not know that many murders in the inner city go unsolved because witnesses will not talk to police? And why is the Zimmerman trial a black/white issue? Zimmerman WASN'T white. Zimmerman was attacked. Now Obama, who lit the match for protests by saying, "If I had a son, he'd look just like Trayvon" adds gasoline to the fire during his Friday press conference. We live in dangerous times. Obama will not "waste a crisis," even is it is a created event.
Posted on July 20 at 6:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
"Kids are getting better-quality food in their school lunches (and breakfasts) these days, thanks to new rules pushed by First Lady Michele Obama." I'm in schools everyday of the school year (184-days). Kids are rejecting Michele Obama's menu - in droves! The irony is that kids ARE going hungry because of Michele Obama's micromanagement of local school nutrition! This editorial comes from a leftist prospective: Parents are stupid and "need to be told the truth about junk food." Typical leftist superiority. My daughter was admonished recently for eating pudding for a snack. She was told not to bring it in again. I have an idea. How about teaching our kids and leave the "what they eat" part to the parents? OK?
Posted on July 15 at 7:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)
CLIMATE CHANGE ALERT! Sorry Don. I won't use your new, redundant term: climate change. I'll stick with your original term: Global Warming. Don is a "Global Warming, Flat-Earther." The claim of man-made global warming is the biggest scam ever committed on capitalism. Don wants America to downsize and stop driving cars. He thinks America, by itself, is going to promote a healthy environment by regressing to the times of horse and buggy. Meanwhile, China is placing one (1) coal fired power plant online EACH WEEK. How do people like Don propose we get China to behave? Hmmm? Don says, "We need to join the world community..." This comment is stated as if it would be a voluntary by the citizens of our country. Don's idea of "joining" would have to be by coercion - or worse. Hey Don. I'm choosing not to "join" the world community. Is that ok with you?
Posted on July 11 at 8:31 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There are certain behaviors that SHOULD disqualify you from being in public office. In a society that promotes law-abiding, educated people, the morally challenged should be forced to step aside. Eliot Spitzer has disqualified himself from public office through his immoral behavior. So has Bill Clinton (accused of rape and more). And Ted Kennedy (Mary Jo Kopechne). Sen Chris Dodd (of "waitress sandwich" fame). And Anthony Weiner (how'd you like my tweet?).
No. In a society that strives to attract the best and brightest for public office, these people should be disqualified in the public square of opinion. I find it curious that the Gazette uses terms such as "personal shortcomings" and "lesser of two evils" instead of staunchly advocating for moral leaders who can serve as exemplars to the rest of us.