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Guest Column

April 6, 2013

Gun column fuels lawlessness, paranoia


• Third: Pinkey asks if “informants” should have to be paid. In a country where people care so little about each other they can witness murder and do nothing about it, the answer is yes.

• Fourth: Pinkey states: “In Gov. Cuomo’s America, constitutional rights can be taken away in the dead of the night without debate.” No examples, just further baseless accusation. The SAFE Act was passed by a wide margin in the state Senate and Assembly.

• Fifth: Pinkey states that in addition to all the above, Cuomo is “killing babies!” He makes it sound like our governor is poised above a helpless infant with bloody knife in hand, ready to slash away another innocent life while the screaming parents look on helplessly. Disgusting!

• Sixth: Mr. Pinkey accuses the governor of making a photo-op of a murderous shooting spree tragedy, as if he cared nothing about the people involved.

• Seventh: Suddenly, his article is about fracking. Fracking? There is zero logic involved in this transition but it does show clearly Mr. Pinkey’s actual purpose. He hates Gov. Cuomo, and is using a shotgun blast of falsehood to denigrate him.

• Everyone should read the latest articles on the Pennsylvania ghost towns which enjoyed a “fracking boom” about five years ago. Sorry, I do not want to drive through Otsego County five years from now and see empty stores, deserted homes, a poisoned environment and betrayed people.

• Eighth: Now Gov. Cuomo has become Judas Iscariot with this quote from Pinkey: “Certainly your ‘tip line’ and ‘30 pieces of silver’ that encourage upstate New Yorkers to turn in their neighbors and etc.!” A sick parable.

• Ninth: Next, the inevitable reference to Nazi Germany. This paragraph gives the impression that a country with realistic and sane weapons laws is like Nazi Germany [and guess who is Hitler?]. The only group I hear using the language of dictatorship and manipulating people with fear is Pinkey, and his fellow right-wingers.

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