Comments by tues8capt
Posted on May 21 at 6:05 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Silver's actions aren't as bad as Lopez's? Well, I guess that an apology squares everything! Silver's been suckling at the tit of the taxpayers for way too long, with his self-important sense of power and entitlement. He's a legend in his own mind! We hold our elected officials to a higher standard, and instead we get no standard. It's always about me, me, me. The Legislature policing itself? Please!! As for the Prince, maybe he can shush everybody like he's trying to do with the Sheriff's and their public criticism of the UNSAFE Act.
Posted on May 13 at 6:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Damn, he could have killed two more people! Yikes! What absolute crap!
Posted on May 5 at 7:47 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Bruce, Well put, but I don't think society will realize that anytime soon, at least not in what remains of my lifetime. Government has always been about controlling our lives, telling us what's good for us, and what isn't, what we can do, and what we can't, because it, of course, knows all these things, because it is so much smarter than the common man, which is us. Those in power do not have us in mind, they only have their own agendas; they are in politics for the power, entitlements and perks, and whatever they can get for themselves; a huge pension when they retire, no healthcare costs, etc. Our elected 'representatives' have been sucking at the tit of the American taxpayer for way too long. But I digress.
Take a look at Wounded Knee, the governments first attempt at gun confiscation; how'd that work out for the Native Americans? It can't happen again? Right.
Or take a look at the recent vote on the UN Small Arms Treaty, when 46 of our Senators voted to give away our 2nd Amendment rights.
Political expediency reigns, and to hell with common sense. Will we ever wake up?
Posted on May 2 at 6:06 a.m. (Suggest removal)
After reading so many of these letters re: the firearms issue, it's obvious that we all have our own opinions, as I do. I believe that it is our God-given right to protect our families, our property, ourselves. NO ONE, not any individual, not any group, not any political party, not any government, has the right to limit, curtail, circumvent, or otherwise abolish our inherent rights and personal freedoms. If you believe, like the 46 Senators (including both NY Senators) who voted to give away our rights on the UN Small Arms Treaty, that this is not true, then woe is you. But this is only my opinion.
Posted on April 22 at 7:04 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The genuine article; an exceptional person and performer; one of the many, many great stories that arose from Woodstock (and there was only one Woodstock!); RIP Richie, you have your 'Freedom' now!
Posted on April 1 at 6:41 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Oh, boy, an on-time budget! I suppose our legislators want a pat on the back for actually spending time in Albany doing their jobs; must be time for a recess!
Posted on March 22 at 5:48 a.m. (Suggest removal)
wmarincic, we're with you all the way! Hitler, Castro, Stalin, Lenin; they say it can't happen here, in the good old US of A! Wake up and smell the coffee, it already is, and we sit idly by, content in our belief that our elected 'representatives' will do the right thing. If people believe that, we are in bad shape.
Posted on March 19 at 1:42 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Open carry would be much better, I agree; effective deterrence. Every patriotic American (obviously with some exceptions) should be allowed their choice of whether to be armed, and with firearms of their choosing. The Declaration of Independence states that man is endowed, by his Creator, with certain unalienable rights, and governments are instituted to secure those rights. The Constitution created the government; the Bill of Rights sets limits on government actions in regard to personal liberties. It seems that in our 'constitutional republic', our political 'elite' have their own agendas, and those agendas have nothing to do with being representatives of the people. I, for one, and, I'm sure, among many, am tired of being 'ruled'!
Posted on March 14 at 6:01 a.m. (Suggest removal)
typical 'no guts' politicians moves; which way is the wind blowing? what side of the fence do I sit on? "ask state leaders to revisit the SAFE Act"? what a laugh! don't ask, DEMAND!!
Posted on March 11 at 5:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Perhaps we could get the Governor to spirit through a 'measure of necessity' bill for sugary drinks for the whole state. I am exuberant that politicians take an active interest in my life and know what is best for me!!