Comments by pollywog
Posted on September 16 at 3:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)
They will probably point to the incredible stupid "sequestration" voted in by the far-right. Cutting EVERY SINGLE program by a fixed percent is one of the dumbest things Congress has ever done. It has had a disastrous impact on many programs, but the rich don't give a damn. That's what they'll say.
Posted on September 4 at 1:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The reason Patti Southworth has less money to spend is precisely the point of her campaign. There's no union or political party funding available for someone who opposed Common Core and the SAFE Act. There's no special funding from developers either; they learned THAT lesson when Patti was Supervisor. Her donations come from every-day voters which is why her slogan is "Patti will work for YOU".
Patti Southworth has run for elected office and run. She has slogged through the rain to go door to door and has met thousands. You can reach her by phone. 441-6548. Does anyone know Madelyn's personal phone?
Posted on August 7 at 4:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Kind of hard to believe these two were animal lovers. The jerk named one after a sports hero who ran a dog fighting ring and another sports hero who bit off a man's ear. He did not name them Tinkerbelle and Sugarpie, he wanted tough, aggressive dogs. He raised them to attack and did nothing to curtail this behavior. It's too bad Sean and the lovely miss Lindsay won't be there to see the dogs be put down...maybe THAT should be their sentence.
Posted on August 5 at 3:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I don't think Paul Tonko would be so low to criticize the work of a surgeon, not being one himself. Neither is Lyle sufficiently knowledgeable of the work and/or budget of a Congressman to criticize how Mr Tonko chooses to spend his money. Perhaps the good congressman prefers to drive himself and not appear to be above the rest of us, unlike Jim Tedisco who has an SUV and a driver willing to sit in his car for a 2 hour dinner in January. Perhaps Tonko was fleeing the idiot who was tailgating him. I, too try to escape dangerous idiots.
Posted on July 31 at 7:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It seems that both the editorial staff and Sarah Foss agree that Schenectady needs independent thinkers and together mourn the departure of Carl Erikson from the City Council. Currently running as a Democrat, but without the party's blessing, is Patti Southworth who is seeking to replace Hugh Farley as Senator. I hope you will interview her and discover how much smarter and hard working she will be than Madelyn Thorne, the party's designated place-holder. I dare the Daily Gazette to buck the local party and support a candidate who has always done what the people want.
Better yet, do an article an the corruption in the county-based political parties. It's really disgusting.
Posted on July 18 at 6:13 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I sincerely doubt Hobby Lobby's overt Christianity. If they are so opposed to abortion why do they purchase so much merchandise from a country where forced abortions are more the rule than the exception. I guess Chinese fetuses don't count. For shame!
Posted on July 17 at 6:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The biggest problem with economic development in Saratoga County is the extent to which the Republican Party restricts it. So now they have a NEW board with 1/3 membership elected Republicans from the Board of Supervisors. I know businesses who have been threatened if they failed to support the "right" candidates. Pretty sad.
Posted on July 5 at 8:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Is a fifteen year-old legally allowed to be a rafter guide? New York has some pretty serious child labor laws and there's not a lot a fifteen year-old can legally do.
Posted on June 25 at 6:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)
If the unenlightened would just learn a little bit more they might know that the federal government, like most state and local governments, often have antiquated equipment. The IRS did not have the capacity to back-up data; the poor fools were using a tape for back-up, one step above the ancient scribe. The back-up tapes were re-used most likely because it is impossible to purchase new ones since the technology is about 20 years old. One of the problems with the VA is that is uses ancient computer programs and has not been provided with the funds to up-date. Why? Ask the Republicans who voted down budget requests for the VA while giving the Dept. of Defense more money than they asked for. You might be horrified to know the amount of data that is backed-up in hard copy just because of a lack of computer space. The IRS, for instance, does not have "cloud" storage like you do.
Posted on June 24 at 10:35 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Poor Mr Marvell thinks that a lone Senator or two can give instructions to a federal agency. Put the pipe down, pal.The IRS was actually scrutinizing liberal groups, ones with "98%" "Occupy___" and other similar names, and as many as the far-right groups. The new PACs have to prove they provide community services to even exist. Many of the so-called "Patriot" groups did nothing but politics. Since Mr Marvell also vilifies the President for not starting wars in Iraq, Syria and Ukraine one can only assume he has stock in Halliburton and is missing the big, fat dividends from the illegal wars started by Bush. At work I had my computer crash more than once. What would be alarming is finding that no computers crashed. As a citizen I am calling for truth and facts.