On  a drowning death in Arkansas:

“All decent people were justly disturbed in the way the 911 dispatcher answer the woman trapped in her car in rising flood waters in Arkansas, who eventually drowned. It got a lot of coverage in the media. It would seem that the authorities in charge of 911 response in this instance were happy to let the dispatcher bear the brunt of the criticism, very little being said about the reported 58-minute  response time. Seems awfully slaw, unless there were many miles of travel involved. One can only wonder.”

On the Second Amendment:

“The Second Amendment said nothing about specific kinds of weapons, ammunition or size of magazines.  Our white supremacist Founding Fathers designed the amendment to ensure that arms and ammunition wouldn’t be used to overthrow the tyrannical government they created.  A majority of our Founding Fathers owned slaves. They insisted on a constitution guaranteeing that only white, male, literate, land owners could vote.  White supremacist believe white people are superior to people of other races and therefore should perpetually dominate America’s political future. They believed ‘a well-regulated Militia was necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.’  Recently, Beto O’Rourke’s claimed: ‘Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47.’  His call for a mandatory guns buy back agreement was an impassioned reaction to a massacre in his home town of El Paso.”

On Dollar General in Franklin:

“To the good folks of Franklin; Dollar General will be a great store for our town. As of now, there is no place in Franklin to purchase anything you need. Years ago, Franklin had a department store, two general stores and a couple of gas stations. How can progress hurt our town? Let’s get real here. Let’s support Dollar General!”

On 9/11 coverage:

“In the coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, I can understand the emphasis on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, where the loss of life and material destruction and their aftermath were overwhelming. But I am somewhat concerned that there is so little focus on United Airlines Flight 93. That flight, bound for San Francisco, was seized by terrorist soon after it took off from Newark. The terrorists headed the plane toward Washington, but the passengers learned about the previous terrorist attacks and the stormed the cockpit. No one knows what happened there, but it is obvious that the terrorist lost control of the flight which crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvanian. Cellphones had alerted the passengers and cellphones informed of us the passengers’ plans and preparations for storming the cockpit and thwarting the hijackers. It was impressive. It deserves a bit of recognition.”

On West Street work:

“City of Oneonta, when will you ever finish West Street.? By the time you get to that, the upper part will need redoing. It’s a mess, hard on a person’s vehicle and a disgrace for prospective students to both colleges. Onta something? Not so much.”

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