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Posted on May 13 at 10:37 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Your ad hominem, Paul Kazee, against Mr.Barney's good name makes you pretty much what you accuse him of. Mr. Barney's response to the letter where AIDS deaths had been injected as a red herring made clear that the relationship posed between how many people have died from AIDS and the passing a codification of the federal RFRA is a non-sequitur. It is enlightenment, not "stone age" to recognize cause and effect. I suppose, to be consistent, you would agree alcoholics, who are born that way, should drink as they wish, regardless of who gets hurt or killed; after all there is a far better case for them being born that way than there is for your assertion, which is quick to excuse the innocent deaths and homosexual deaths based on that. You might be quite sure you are really a bird and one day spread your arms a leap from a tall place and fly majestically into the ground. No matter how you frame your reasoning, urges, creation, you will be just as splattered. People who recognize this are far from ignorant, but pave the way through the 21st century.

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Posted on May 9 at 7:24 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Oh please,do you suppose we've already forgotten the democrats and Silver and the endless pathetic hanging on. In two years we'll remember to put more conservatives in office so we can be recognized in a state where the governor hates us.

From: Amedore leads while others follow

Posted on May 4 at 9:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So Roger, you cannot come up with any Hillary accomplishments either.

From: FBI director wrong on Poles' Holocaust role

Posted on April 15 at 10:09 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Imagine, the Southern Poverty Law Center hate group is a self styled monitor of hate groups.

From: Police: NC college shooting possible hate crime; victim was gay

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.

From: Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it's discriminatory

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.

From: NY tells insurers to cover transgender treatment

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.

From: Colonie man allegedly asks trooper to keep marijuana stash

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.

From: Cuomo a big winner and big loser in primary

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"

From: Court steps into a religious quagmire

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.

From: A more liberal candidate could beat Cuomo

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