- Saturday, November 9, 2013
Meat industry is worst horror of all
What scared me most -- and not just during the Halloween season -- was the meat industry.
- Friday, November 8, 2013
DEC records show frack contamination
Kimberly Moore's Oct. 31 letter in the Daily Star asserts that there are no "documented cases of contamination to water by hydrofracking,"
ACA will become as valuable as Social Security|
Despite the poor debut of the ACA due to server issues, we must keep in mind the true benefits of this historic legislation. The problem I see is that the federal government has done a poor job educating people about the law.
- Thursday, November 7, 2013
Devlin wrong to enforce drug laws
I'm feeling much ambivalence about Otsego County Sheriff Richard Devlin.
Gas companies don't care about us
Thought I might respond to Mr. Dick Downey's Oct. 19 spin piece with some spin of my own.
- Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Cuts to food stamp program help no one|
For all fraud and other shenanigans we hear about food stamps, for all the delight some politicians and media sources take in pointing out the modern-day equivalents of "welfare queens," the cut in benefits that occurred Friday is a genuine tragedy for millions of Americans.
Pit bulls are bred to be aggressive|
In an interview with dog trainer and pit bull advocate Sarah Cummings (The Daily Star, Oct. 12-13), Ms. Cummings claims that the dogs were originally bred to babysit little children while the parents were out harvesting in the fields.
Let's get rid of everyone in Washington
American people are stupid. How do I know this? We keep going to the ballot boxes year after year and we keep electing the same pathetic group of mental misfits. We then wring our hands and worry like crazy about what we should do in regard to the mess in Washington D.C. You know: sequestration, the government shutdown, and let's not forget the debt ceiling.
- Tuesday, November 5, 2013
To all the candidates who are running for office in todayâ€™s election.
Let's get rid of all foreign aid
This is a fine mess the president and his gang of thieves have gotten us into. Foreign aid is like me being late with my car payment and behind in my mortgage. They turned off my phone and are going to turn the electricity off. I just got my Social Security check. I am going to Main Street and hand out money to anybody that can use a few bucks.
Privatizing education doesn't work
High stakes testing has recently made headlines here. I encountered the stress level in local schools last spring when, as a school volunteer, I found teachers spending long hours overburdened with paperwork and constant preparations for computerized testing.
Chuck Pinkey needs some better sources|
Regarding Mr. Pinkey's column on Washington politics in the Oct. 22 issue: He quotes Fox News? This is Mr. Pinkey's source of information? Perhaps if he doesn't find the "facts" he needs from such reliable sources as Hannity, O'Reilly, Beck and of course, the great guru, Limbaugh, he might check out Grimms' Fairy Tales.
- Monday, November 4, 2013
Letters to Star belie lack of voter interest
If voters aren't supposed to care about off-year elections, there would seem to be a lot of local folks who didn't get the memo.
Consider the workâ€¨of the treasurer
Volpe has record of fairness, integrity
We are writing this letter in support of Fred Volpe's election to the Oneonta Town Board.
Volpe's experience good fit for town
On Election Day, I will be voting for Fred Volpe for Oneonta Town Board. As a dedicated hard-working member of this community for more than 25 years, Fred serves as a town fire commissioner, town planning board member and board member of the Oneonta YMCA.
Civility is crucial for the future|
I had heard troubling rumors about a letter sent recently by the Middletown Republican Committee to Middletown Republican constituents. I wanted to see it for myself, and was able to get a copy. After reading it, I was left with two concerns.
Write in Coates, Simons, Avolio for council
I would like to take this opportunity to endorse the following write-in candidates for these positions in the town of Columbus:
Not worth voting in Oneonta anymore
Does voting in Oneonta really matter?
Odell has values Guilford board needs
I am writing this letter in support of Barb Odell, a candidate for the Guilford Town Board.