Comments by smith
Posted on September 16 at 9:19 p.m.
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Posted on September 16 at 8:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)
To solve the problem the mayor just needs to fire someone, right? Working together works ... until someone blows the liberal democrats cover. Stratton was behind this one and he wasted all that garbage tax rip off and now has shown his expertise when the canal flooded--and he gets six figures of the public's money. Working together works. Cuthbert for mayor I say.
Posted on September 12 at 12:54 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I noticed that David's blog didn't say where Roy's "large" contributions came from and how much they were, but he gave names and amounts for Kathy's.
Roy is so concerned over Marchione's pay but doesn't have much to say about his taking political favors and a half million dollars in exchange for his vote. Why no news from you on that??
Posted on July 8 at 11:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)
J. W. God Particle: Here's a good example why one shouldn't drink before/while writing.
Posted on July 3 at 4:39 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Another "working together" democrat. We have had a democrat majority working together in Schenectady for years and look what they have to show for it. Schenectady is in serious economic trouble, most of its neighborhoods have collapsed, there are few jobs to bring in the money to occupy and fix the housing, a fine industrial site that could provide those jobs and create local wealth is being turned into another neighborhood(see above for track record on neighborhoods)which will require money to support its infrastructure. Then there is the one industry in ALCO that is to be proud of and they are squeezing it out so the rich democrats can have fancy river front housing. What we need a some diversity including republicans and independents keeping a tension and balance--and transparency--around here. Forget about more of the same Thorne. The State is about as well off with all its democrats.
Posted on June 4 at 1:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm glad you wrote about this and your reporter covered it. It seems Eric Shilling has significantly overstepped by taking it upon himself to interview someone, and arbitrarily set the pay. And the pay is absurdly high, as we see from an offer to do the job at $14 an hour--or simply comparing it to other employers. Is there not an official hiring process or is anyone allowed to go out and offer jobs at will? I am astonished the council did not take Mr Shilling out to the woodshed. I hope you continue to investigate and comment on this.
Posted on May 11 at 1:57 p.m. (Suggest removal)
What is more annoying than a president who wants to get the public's eye off the ball and tied up in a contentious and arguably no-presidential issue, is the Gazette, once again, despite its insistence that it is fair and balanced and unbiased, spending huge headlines for two days on the president saying what we all knew he thought all along, and ignoring the important common sense vote cast in North Carolina. Over 60% of the states now agree on design and purpose. The people who support the NC vote are completely ignored by you--except to include remarks by the complainers in the Obama columns--even though they have as much right, and need, to hear the news that's important to them. They pay for your high priced paper too, but all you do is post ad hominem comments and ignorant slurs, while pushing your agenda. Tell me again about your non-biased reporting, leaving news out is the same as putting in slanting adjectives and piling on the BS.
Posted on April 4 at 11:02 a.m. (Suggest removal)
This is what is taught in the Social Sciences as Gender Identity Disorder, found in those unhappy with their biological sex. The article does not state that the other person in the room would have a choice or that their "sensitivity" will be consulted, it says if there isn't a private room available then they will be placed with a roommate of the gender that they identify as theirs. If my wife is in there, they best not stick a man in her room, I don't care what he imagines himself to be.
Posted on March 28 at 1:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The Dead Sea Scrolls, containing almost all of Isaiah and partials of all other Hebrew Bible books--except one: maybe Esther (not sure)-- are dated ~4th & 3rd century BCE, some 1300-1400 years difference from the former MS dated 900CE. The difference between that and when the "original" documents -- those written from the oral -- is about 600 years. Relatively, the Scrolls are not at all far removed; further, the Scrolls are by and large pretty consistent with the textual tradition, sure there are differences, they aren't exact, but there is a remarkable, high, degree of correspondence; a relatively stable text. And that is after 1400 years, leaving less than half that to the original writing. An extrapolation that inserted continued differences over time would still give us stable texts. The column does not agree with facts one finds in academia.
Posted on March 24 at 12:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I suppose I have to apologize. I’ve been remiss in my internet etiquette by not looking back at this thread. But I hadn’t expected someone who apparently knows me better than myself, or anyone else, to pigeon-hole me as some sort of bounder for a little tongue-in-cheek intended for Carl’s good sense of irony. Of course, everyone knows that a writer can deduct research expenses against income derived from their publications; it’s perfectly legitimate. The irony is in Carl’s frequent complaints over the public paying schoolteachers their salary when they are only in class 180 times a year, and Carl, producing his educational column less than 150 times a year, having the opportunity to have the taxpayer reimburse his vacations. Neither one is any more “mean-spirited” than the other. It is just a little playful irony of the sort Carl enjoys, not a terrific analogy perhaps, but I can see him chuckling and nodding a little “touché” before returning some elegantly drafted retort.