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Saturday, April 25th

8 0
"VietVet: Do you suffer from PTSD or some other psycosis? You seem like a nasty hateful person as evidenced by your insulting posts or maybe you are just nasty by nature. Either way I recommend you seek help soon."
Man from Norwich

1 5
"Forget the elevator. People need to walk. Enforce the 1990 ADA for all handicapped. All bars/restaurants/hospitals/stores/clubs/golfcourses are required to have closed captioning on all televisions"
man from outside chenango county

3 4
"Liberland a new country. They will form a government, make communal rules and punish those who break them, some people will be held to a lessor standard, others a higher one. The end"
Man from Preston

Friday, April 24th

0 13
"MFN I'll even bet that some of it is your." I'll take that bet! How much? LOL I do not snowmobile, and what little hunting I do, I do in Madison county! LOL That was dumb like most of your posts! I have to excuse you though your a Chenango County Dumbocrat!"
VietVet

9 5
"To Edsel & 007 - This shrinking district of under 800 students has a super in the top 3 in the region (behind Norwich and Oneonta) making over $200K in salary and benefits. Maybe he needed a pay raise? Definitely more admin (less teachers) since the merger - they need money too?"
Woman from South New Berlin

5 6
"Minnesota GOP Votes to Cut Wages for Tipped Workers, Bans Municipalities from Raising Minimum Wage Above State Level because you make too much money."
Woman from Preston

3 8
"Why won’t Cuomo let us share in the excitement of earthquakes caused by fracking? "
OUR12?

5 11
"I understand the stance on testing,but it was not Coumo who is responsible but no Child left behind. Bush signed the law and Obama has implemented it. The NYSED set the standard for NYS."
Man from North Norwich

10 7
" The conserva/libertarians total control over everything so they can get rich on their Fascist oligarchy. Just like in communist Russia,the communist leaders lived like kings and fat cats while the average peasant starved. This is where we are headed if conserva/libertarians win. The middle class will disappear and we will all be equally poor. " "
Woman from Preston

8 7
"B12 tell us what great things the conservatives portend or have done to help anyone but themselves? The rich and the RW politicians are getting richer taking away from the lower and middle class. Your Fascist oligarchy is more in tune with what you stand for. Enjoy your future barren wasteland."
Man from Norwich

10 5
"Centralized school systems were invented by capitalists, to provide a steady source of profit. If you need examples, you can start with those big fleets of school buses, the fuel to run them, and the insurance to cover them. Our tax dollars at work.....for them."
Ponderman

10 7
"The number of ignorant, arrogant, uninformed republicants posting here is astounding. They post here every day just to prove that brainwashing fascist tactics succeed. The "conservative" media has done their job well. The fascists control the bulk of everything yet they continue to blame democrats for everything that goes wrong! "
LonnieTrouble

6 7
"Vietvet: Thanks for the insults. The garbage wasent there before the roads closed for the winter but sure is now, so guess where it came from. I'll even bet that some of it is your."
Man from Norwich

9 7
""I don't understand why so many people love the government now." Who has made that claim? What are you even babbling about? "
TheFactHammer

9 7
""Has anyone heard of all the people that have died who were affiliated with the Clintons?" Glenn Beck? Is that you?"
TheFactHammer

8 6
"B12 - anything new to share?? Obviously your message is not working."
Man from Norwich

7 7
"How can and with what common sense has The Unadilla Valley School Board come up with this new school budget ? Just who is leading this pack of thinking ?"
Edsel

7 18
"The democrats want total control over everything so they can get rich on graft and corruption. Just like in communist Russia,the communist leaders lived like kings and fat cats while the average peasant starved. This is where we are headed if democrats continue to win. The middle class will disappear and we will all be equally poor. "
B12

7 17
"The average ignorant democrat thinks that because they get free stuff from the democrats that democrats are wonderful. But in reality all the criminal democrats in government want is to control the people and get rich off of taxpayer money. To do this they need to get reelected. This is why they use voter fraud. Republicans just give up. "
B12

6 18
"The number of ignorant, uninformed democrats posting here is astounding. They post here all day just to prove the ignorance and brainwashed liberalism. The Marxist school systems and the liberal media have done their job well. The democrat Marxists control everything yet they continue to blame republicans for everything."
B12

15 5
"Unadilla Valley School budget? Just no way anybody can swallow this thinking and spending."
007

6 11
"The inefficiency and ineptitude of the government used to be a big joke. I don't understand why so many people love the government now. Can't take care of yourselves? On the dole yourselves? Aren't smart or strong enough to fend for yourselves? Consumed by jealousy, envy, and a general sense of laziness?"
Man from Greene

5 10
"OUR12? I couldn't agree more. Curley, Larry or Moe would be better choices then the current field."
proudvet

12 5
"The City of Norwich applied for $50,000 in NYS grants to purchase and install an elevator in the Flannagan Research Center, but was denied funding. ADA non-compliance is a serious issue in our public facilities and warrants further investigation."
Man from New Berlin

10 7
"B12: Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident that they are acting on their own free will. Goebbels- Minister of public enlightenment."
Man from Norwich

6 12
"Has anyone heard of all the people that have died who were affiliated with the Clintons?"
dilly

Thursday, April 23rd

9 13
"Only 18 more months of the daily Hillary panic to go. I think I'll buy some stock in faux news and dump it right before Hilary's inauguration."
TheFactHammer

3 16
"MFS, sorry why is their job anymore protected than anybody else's I think its like anything else, some are good and some are not. You need to weed out the bad ones. I still think opting out is not the answer. Privatizing might not be a bad idea. I had not heard that was going to happen. "
Woman from Sherburne

2 10
"MFNB Easiest way to ask someone to leave is ignore them. Give them lousy service is another way. Sometimes it's the best way to give them a frontal attack. "
man from outside chenango county

9 8
"So the Clinton Foundation is amending 5 years worth of tax returns. Is this just another "vast Right-wing Conspiracy"? The last time ol' Hillary claimed this it turned out to be true. I just don't like her or trust her. Should I? Can you convince me she would make a good President? Why? KayDee"
JaDe

16 4
""Ponderman, You may have a point on voting. As long as we have to pick from candidates like Hillary, we're doomed as a nation." The other side doesn't have anyone to brag about either; unless your preference is an oligarchy. "
OUR12?

7 12
"MFN You really are as bright as a burned out bulb! Trash left along the road by hunters and snowmobilers? Couldn't have been the beer guzzling wood chucks who drive by in cars and throw their McD wrappers out the windows could it? You sound jealous because you can't hunt (Conv. Felon?) or afford a snowmobile!"
VietVet

10 5
"I graduated from SOCS before it was OVCS. Then from 2 SUNY schools before getting my teaching cert from Utica College. No remedial classed for my classmates either. Guess we just hung out with the smart kids!"
JaDe

13 4
"MFSNB: I graduated from SCHS (before it was S-E) and then from a SUNY school. I was known as a "curve breaker" but the students still had to pass the entrance test to get accepted. I have a hard time believing that other states would have remedial classes for NYS students. KayDee "
JaDe

15 9
"Women From Sherb: It is not the testing that we are opting out of, its the governors plan to privatize schools and data mine our childrens personal information that we are opting out of. One test should not determine the future of a teachers livelihood, nor the amount of money taken away from them."
Man from Sherburne

10 9
" The parents of Sherburne have made a stance against a governor that is not for the students or public education, but for his friends who wnt to make a buck off the backs of the students and public education. (charter schools and testing0"
Man from Plymouth

9 7
"Ponderman, You may have a point on voting. As long as we have to pick from candidates like Hillary, we're doomed as a nation. "
proudvet

13 12
"Why do so many voters consistently screw themselves by voting for Republicans."
Woman from Norwich

7 8
"The Fascist War Room must be full of Post-it Notes: "Drive a wedge between Warren and Clinton fans"."
Woman from Norwich

7 8
""According to Webster, socialism is a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state. also, a system where there is no private property. I don't think most Americans want this type of government." B/c we want private profit-driven corporations doing all the controlling instead? "
OUR12?

11 7
""@B12 YOU are the one who is "brainwashed" and "living in the looney tunes world of the closed minded". The person is just another showoff posting crazy sounding nonsense to get attention. "
OUR12?

5 11
"The county didn't care that their new courtrooms weren't ADA compliant, so I'm sure the third floor of the fire department won't matter."
Man from Smyrna

6 17
"MFN - What makes you think all the trash and beer canswere left by hunters and snow-mobilers? More than likely they were left by tree hugging liberal lazies who had a picnic with the squirrels."
Man from South New Berlin

6 11
"MFN - Your definition of Socialism and Capitalism is a perfect example of the lack of learning in NY State. You have been brain-washed, as is evidenced by your lack of a true understanding of Socialism and Capitalism."
Man from South New Berlin

3 18
"JaDe - Just a little enlightment. I attended/graduated from a State College (outside NY). When the Profs learned I had graduated from a NY Public High School they said they would make allowances for my lack of a proper education. They graded NY (& some other states) students on a "curve" so we could get our degree."
Man from South New Berlin

7 10
"Re:"...But ignorant Americans think that they can succeed where others have failed. there is no cure for stupid. But they want a free lunch... B12"... Looking in the mirror much? Sounds as though you speak from personal experience!"
LonnieTrouble

12 10
"@B12 YOU are the one who is "brainwashed" and "living in the looney tunes world of the closed minded". "
Woman from Norwich

12 9
"Voting gives us the illusion that we have a democracy."
Ponderman

6 14
"Being told to leave a public place is not the same as having license or privilege to remain in such. My point was that being 'told' to leave, as reported in the blotter, sounded discriminatory. "
Man from New Berlin

6 17
"Every year, I cut down a tree for Earth Day. Happy Earth Day!!"
Man from Earlville

10 10
"MFN, According to Webster, socialism is a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state. also, a system where there is no private property. I don't think most Americans want this type of government. "
proudvet

6 16
"Communism and socialism have never worked for long in any country. People flock to the USA to get away from communist and socialist countries that are suffering under the totalitarian socialists. But ignorant Americans think that they can succeed where others have failed. there is no cure for stupid. But they want a free lunch."
B12

5 16
"MFN gets a definition of socialism out of some communist text book and thinks that it applies to the real world. But it is in fact fiction. Capitalists make the money and socialists spend the money by taxing the capitalists. Socialism means the State controls everything and the individual serves the State and gives up all his freedoms."
B12

13 11
"I can't believe they are thinking about letting Hinkley out. It's like he stole a candy bar instead of attempting to assignate a U.S. President. To say nothing of the injuries Brady sustained which resulted in numerous laws directed at innocent gun owners. "
Man from Norwich

13 11
"do not understand why parents opt their children out of testing. that is not the way life works, you are tested every day in work, school, etc. I remember when I took tests in school. It shows what your curriculum needs to be fixed ! "
Woman from Sherburne

6 14
"Yes Looonietrouble, a government communist like Obama can be a fascist and a Marxist communist. Hitler and Stalin had a lot in common. One was a Nazi fascist and the other a Marxist communist who copied the fascists. In the the totalitarian state of Obama Fascists, Nazis and communists co-exist very nicely to destroy america."
B12

13 11
"Kudos to the parents of Sherburne for sending a message to Cuomo that his hidden agenda of privatizing schools in unacceptable! "
Bumble

10 9
"Earth Day should be celebrated on the last Saturday in April. Having it in the middle of the week doesn't help. Everyone please come out Saturday and help clean up state route 12. Need I say more! "
man from outside chenango county

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