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Posted on November 6 at 3:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

This only points out the complete idiocy of non-professionals making decisions.

From: Teacher told to stay away after trip to Africa

Posted on October 31 at 8:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why does the Gazette print letters which are written solely to inflame readers? It's nice that the Gazette is open minded and prints many letters which evoke laughter, but the rant against the Ebola doctor is full of misinformation. Kind of like yelling "Fire!" in the paper. The doctor did exactly what he should have and did not risk anyone else because he was monitoring himself and was educated enough to know the symptoms. Please, keep the rabid Chicken Littles out of the paper.

From: Ebola doctor put a lot of people in jeopardy

Posted on October 20 at 8:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm not sure which is worse...a candidate who boasts that he will stop Common Core (He can't; it's not in the governor's power to do so) or the poor fools who believe this lie. If it's education they're all so worried about, perhaps a little research might enlighten them. Until then, Astorino will lose and these dumb parents still won't have a clue what's going on. Lucky for us Astorino didn't vow to stop Ebola.

From: Astorino holds town hall-style meeting at Ballston farm

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.

From: MVP to drop some Medicare plans

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?

From: Southworth, Thorne seek shot at Farley

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.

From: Family surrenders dogs to Schenectady police

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.

From: New press shows off photographers

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.

From: Editorial: City needs its independent thinkers

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!

From: Court got it right in Hobby Lobby case

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.

From: New Saratoga County economic development group receives $446K to start

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