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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

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.

From: Internet shouldn't be for sale

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.

From: Fire-ravaged building in Rotterdam needs to be taken down

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.

From: Councilman suing Schenectady over pipe

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.

From: Green light for taxing Internet sales

Posted on November 11 at 11:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)

This notion of moving to center I so often hear is really a taunt to move to the left. Liberals have gone so far left today that what they think is conservative center is actually pretty far to the left. The euphemism in the writer's letter, "women's reproductive freedom" is a prime example. Conservatives support a women's right to choose to reproduce any time she wishes and they support her choice to say no at any time. That is center. What is left is forcing everyone else to pay for recreational sex or to allow late term abortions that are not due to threatening medical issues. New York Republicans are not going to balance the left wing extremists with left wing conservatism--or some such oxymoron. Two reasons the Democrats are winning: Few good conservatives will blow the money to run and -- the reason for the first -- Conservatives are fleeing the state to center and right states. There aren't enough real Republicans left here. We are becoming a continent of nations, divided by progressives rushing to the least common denominator.

From: State Senate Republicans must move to center for good of party and residents

Posted on October 26 at 6:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I am astonished to see this being done now. As if traffic isn't snarled enough with the ill timed Erie Blvd and Scotia bridge work, which has been made worse by shutting off lower State St. I didn't think those in charge could be any more stupid. Do these people ever think about what they are doing?

From: Work to start on new median outside SCCC

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