Neither political party is speaking for the people
We have D’s for Democrats; R’s for Republicans, now we demand an old-fashioned way to assign letters for our so-called leaders, the letter is “F” for failure.
How far has this country come from the concept of putting the country first? Is the new way to govern, “P’s” for severe partisanship? It appears to me that fighting against every idea of the president is childish and it appears as the president and the Republicans would do anything to make the Democrats look bad, and who suffers, the American people.
If the other side wants something, partisanship will ensure their team is charged to fight against it, no matter what the cost, Wall, no wall, immigrants, no immigrants, for sure no help for the American people. These archaic parties should come to an agreement on the betterment of the country and its citizens!
Congress is well compensated, they sit there in their beautiful offices in the capital, with paid staff to satisfy almost every need, while during the shutdown federal workers are furloughed or not compensated. The government shutdown is/was irresponsible behavior, not the betterment of this nation.
This country should start a new party, “None of the Above Party.” (NAP) When NAP receives the highest number of votes in a contest, the election is started over; the parties go back to the drawing board and find somebody else. Perhaps this is one way to give the masses a voice once again.
Advice to Bills managers: hold on to good players
I believe that Josh Allen from the Buffalo Bills is another Jim Kelly, a quarterback we needed. Had it not been for the injury he had with his arm, we might have been in a better position today. So be it,
The manager made the best decision to keep Allen out until he was 100 percent. Thanks to Buffalo’s managers.
Now for next year, we are looking for that better position and possibly go all the way to the Super Bowl. Whatever the managers do, please hold on to our good players.
That is all Buffalo fans want. Go Bills!
Legalizing pot will cost more in health and safety
Some New York State politicians want to legalize the use of recreational marijuana since it will increase revenue, sales tax benefits and fewer people would be jailed because they were using/selling marijuana illegally.
Read Healthline, Newsweek and see all the costs of legalizing marijuana, such as increased cost of law enforcement due to drugged driving incidents, increases in fatal crashes due to marijuana intake, loss if productivity, a huge spike in gang-related crime, an increase in the homeless population and more people being jailed for more serious crimes.
More high school and middle school expulsions occur because of marijuana use. Marijuana is put into brownies, gummy bears, etc. and eaten by children, given out on Halloween and surge of emergency room visits and sometimes death of children. Pets die from eating it.
Marijuana leads to more opioid and other drug usage. It often gets spiked with other drugs. Alterations in mood and memory leads to more suicide and harm to others. Chemicals such as ammonia and hydrogen cyanide damage bronchial tubes and lungs, resulting in coughs and trouble breathing, and increase heart rate by as much as 50 beats/minute for up to three hours. Can cause heart attack, heart
No one has ever accused our comradein-chief of not thinking big, but in this latest demand for a border wall, he is doing just that.
Why stop at just a wall? Why not dig a moat and fill it with alligators? And since the United States is climbing the ranks in crude oil production, why not some vats to boil the oil to pour on those able to breach the moat? We could station catapults behind the wall to rain boulders or other debris upon the advancing hordes.
The only problem would be finding a time machine to take us back to the medieval period when these measures actually worked.
Schroeder’s absence will be felt in Buffalo
Wow! Congratulations to Comptroller Mark Schroeder.
What a New Year’s gift to a deserving public servant. A big promotion to head the New York State DMV. What’s interesting is the timing. With thousands of qualified candidates in New York State local, county and state employees, why Mark Schroeder? No secret that Schroeder has been an excellent watchdog over the spending of taxpayer dollars to lose him now would be a loss to the residents of the City of Buffalo.
Can’t blame him for taking the opportunity to serve all of New York State, but head of DMV? Not quite the good use of Schroeder’s skills. I’ve seen firsthand his “bull dog” in action at the finance committee meetings. Quite impressive. My concern now is the audits that the comptroller would perform at Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority.
My hope is whomever replaces Schroeder would follow the same principals and conduct the same audits that gained the respect of the office and not some political hack of the Brown administration. It’s only one year before the election of a new comptroller and we the people will be keeping a close eye on his or her performance.
Good luck Mark Schroeder and godspeed. I for one know you will handle the new job with the integrity you have in the last. You will be missed.