Comments by smith
Posted on March 28 at 7:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Yes, another one sided story without any consideration of the facts. It was the gays who said they wouldn't force themselves on people's religious convictions. Now they build straw men in response to a law protecting people from their attacks; a bill they haven't read. Bill Clinton signed this law back in 1993. This is a Facebook response to an activist written by New Yorker's Family Research Foundation:
Ken, your comment reflects either an ignorance of the situation or an unwillingness to acknowledge reality. Here in upstate New York, Liberty Ridge Farm hires and serves persons who identify as gay or lesbian; they simply do not wish to participate in one activity--a same-sex "wedding"--that violates their religious beliefs. Barronelle Stutzman in Washington State, a Christian florist, served an openly gay customer for many years; she simply did not wish to violate her conscience by arranging flowers for his same-sex "wedding." In both these cases and many others, the activity was the problem--not the identity of the customer. Thus, there is no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. There is certainly no "abuse of a minority group," unless you count the fact that the Attorney General of Washington State is trying to shut down a Christian-owned business.
Posted on December 12 at 10:55 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If biological sex reassignment is covered by insurance, it will at least solve the problem of males entering bathrooms and showers with our daughters. Now there will be no excuse and Clifton Park can keep the proper separation of biological sex.
Posted on September 26 at 9:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The possession charge is a mere violation, but your cute publication to the world will quite possibly cost him his job. Maybe that's the intent. How nice.
Posted on September 14 at 8:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Conservative!? Cuomo? I can't believe anyone could say that with a straight face. I stopped reading right there; that's surreal beyond anyone's limits.
Posted on July 6 at 7:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
This is among the worst non-sequitur fallacies I've seen. Too bad the Gazette along with Ruthie on the SCOTUS doesn't like our constitution, but at least spend a couple of dollars on a real writer who can make more than an adolescent rant. It might occur to an observant person that public financing for abortion is illegal since Roe, and abortificants funded by the public through insurance policies forced on it by ACA are just that. Obama regularly ignores law and constitution and has done so again in the ACA. Fact is, health insurance premiums shouldn't be wasted on recreational sex, and if equality was truly the liberal interest--and not voting blocks--condoms would also be included "free"
Posted on April 29 at 2:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Steve Keller might be right; a more liberal candidate might beat Cuomo, given that degree of extremism exists in NY. But I am astonished at his assertion that Cuomo is moderate--compared to what? I felt like I was reading this letter in the Twilight Zone. Cuomo likes to portray himself as moderate. He supports that by portraying moderate conservatives as being the extremists, but it is Cuomo who is a radical lefty. If we had someone more liberal, NY would fall off the cliff at the extreme end of the left side.
Posted on February 1 at 6:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)
You are absolutely right about this. We need a lot more outcry, and maybe ganging up on Verizon and other internet carriers. They must be making money the way it is or they wouldn't have taken up the business.
Posted on December 15 at 7:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Good column Fred. It's interesting that Obama has made insurance more expensive for smokers even though statistics show their average lifetime medical costs are less than non-smokers. But those who engage in stupid, unproductive behavior that carries more risk of aids than smoking does cancer will pay nothing more for their unhealthy high risk behavior. Nor will gluttons and all those reproductive righters catching and spreading STDs. Who would have thought in America we all would have to pay for others recreational sex.
Posted on December 14 at 6:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Since the property required no repairs--it was the city's main and valve portion--there is no justification for making him replace the line in, unless the city goes to every homeowner with a 3/4 inch line and makes them replace it. The city owes him the cost for their incompetence, and perhaps beating up a Republican by the working-together-works gang.
Posted on December 10 at 8:21 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The idea that people are using brick and mortar as a showroom before buying online is little more than an anecdotal conclusion. I'm sure it happens, but what happens more is the brick and mortar carries a pathetic sampling of products--they all have the same thing as well--and one is driven to the internet to find the selection they are looking for. I'd much rather buy at a local store and take what I need home with me right now, instead of the pain in the neck order filling on line and waiting for delivery. As for saving on sales tax, the delivery costs remove any supposed savings there; many things cost as much or more when shipping is added in. Adding in the sales tax will make internet sales more expensive than brick and mortar.