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9 6
"Who really cares about multiple pages of car racing and driver profiles? If I wanted a race program, I would go to the races. No need to clutter the NEWS paper with such fodder. Perhaps this drivel should be headlined with "advertisement"."
Man from New Berlin

2 8
"MFN you fought NYRI. NYSE&G which is state regulated has a monopoly and can do as they please. New York State Power Authority is who you should be addressing. 123 Main St, White Plains, N.Y. 10601. or go to nypa.gov. I'm sure you will get some where. "
Man from Earlville

11 4
"You Bundy defenders should rent a PO box and stop paying for it and find how long you’ll be able to use it free of charge. It won’t be 20 years. "
Man from Norwich

1 9
""Some days, fixing even a stupid simple mistake is like climbing out of quicksand. The harder you try to correct it, the worse things get." Some folks feel if it ain't broke, don't fix it. I feel; fix it until it is broke. "
Man from Norwich

4 10
"Obama, the Marxist, communist,is establishing a police state right under our noses and Americans do nothing because they are bought off with food stamps and other free stuff. He has politicized every department in the government. And uses the IRS and the Justice Department like a Nazi gestapo. The Bill of Rights means nothing to democrats."
Man from Norwich

5 7
"Anyone ever wonder what happened to the people that devised & controlled the mortgage derivatives market? After all, they had grown accustomed to all of those extra financial perks before the financial collapse & the ride ended:Well,now, they are "playing" with the OIL & Futures Market; Maximizing profit, gouging the public!"
Man from Oxford

7 7
""Bundy had no problem paying his fee when it was going to the State of Nevada....when the Fed Gov't stepped in to collect, he said no....they didnt have jurisdiction." Not true. Do some fact checking. "
Man from Norwich

5 5
""My Parents would destroy You in a debate" - I'd welcome them in a debate relating to whether the 1980 recession effects were worse than the 2007-8 recession effects. "
Man from Norwich

5 8
"To the man from Sherburne, times have changed in 1776 they did not have armed drug dealers or home invasions, everybody had a gun."
Man from North Norwich

4 7
""Board of Supervisors" no I call it free loaders..."
Woman from Norwich

1 10
"The board of sup will help just about everyone except the Union Contract.1.20 for the next seven years. I just might sign up for social service now. "
Man from Greene

11 5
"still wrong Shawn...you changed right to wright and it should be write. "
Woman from Norwich
Some days, fixing even a stupid simple mistake is like climbing out of quicksand. The harder you try to correct it, the worse things get. Thanks for pointing it out, though. Third time's a charm. : )
-Shawn

6 7
"can the norwich police please patrol chenango ave more often. I am tired of numerours drug deals going on. It used to be such a nice place to live. "
Man from Norwich

10 9
"Whether they agree with it or not, a police officers job is to enforce the law."
Man from Sherburne

10 7
"Shawn...do you right a column or write a column. You got in wrong in the first sentence"
Woman from Norwich

9 11
"The spirit and intent of the 2nd amendment in the year 1791 and today is totally different."
Man from Sherburne

10 6
""The Ultimate Warrior reunited with his fallen brothers like: Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, and The British Bulldog. " Simple proof of how effective steroids work. "
Man from Norwich

5 10
"The Ultimate Warrior reunited with his fallen brothers like: Randy Savage, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, and The British Bulldog. "
Man from Outside Chenango

12 7
"Bundy recieved 3 certified letters from the government about his legal issues. Owes back rent for pastures. National Cattlemen association isn't backing him either. The only time the right wing uses the farmer is when it benefits their propaganda! "
Man from Sherburne

12 7
"Shawn's latest opinion piece should have been his resignation letter instead. Does anybody besides Ashley like working for the Evening Sun ? What should I be when I grow up is a never ending pursuit for lots of people. However whatever you are doing right now should be done as best you can without endless whining. "
Man from Outside Chenango

6 9
"Just wondering if the taxpayers in NY can sue the DOT for damages to their cars on the roads they are supposed to maintain????"
Woman from South New Berlin

6 9
""Wow you're a real macho man" Man from Smithville Are you suggesting he's one of the Village People?"
Man from Norwich

7 10
"Oil prices went up during Bush admin, and haven't come down, and Bush was accused of making this happen bc he just loves Big Oil. Electricity prices have gone way up, to record levels, under Obama, and yet there's nary a peep. Where are you all at? You don't like getting price-gouged, unless your guy is in office? Gotcha. "
Man from Norwich

9 12
"I thought Obama was supposed to help people out? Why after 6 years of this guys being in office have energy prices skyrocketed? I'm seeing electric bills higher than ever, and I've made changes to use less electricity. C'mon, Obama.. I thought you were going to save us all? You in cahoots with big electricity? "
Man from Norwich

4 13
"MFSmithville - Sure, bring on your dog. I don't mind the fertalizer as long as the dog mows the lawn too."
Man from South New Berlin

6 11
"I told my wife we could have the Easter Bunny for Easter this year. Her reply was"do you want him with carrots,celery,potatoes and gravy". Boy I love this woman."
Man from Sherburne

8 8
"If he owed a bill for grazing taxes, you put a lien on his property. You don't steal the cattle, that's called theft. This issue isn't whether or not the cattle can graze there, but whether or not he paid the Feds to graze there. Btw, he said he'll pay Clark county, but not the feds. MfS'ville, you'd get pwned in a face to face debate. "
Man from Norwich

6 9
"MFSm still spouting the same old democrat party line. He must get paid for helping the democrat socialist party with their propaganda. He does get tiresome. Mr. 24/7, I have no life, is a joke."
Man from Norwich

9 6
"For over a decade I have stated how the government agencies are spying in realtime on all communications... but I was a "conspiracy theorist". They are now trying to take your guns; But hey don't listen to me. I must be crazy."
Man from Norwich

Wednesday, April 16th

8 9
"Bundy had no problem paying his fee when it was going to the State of Nevada....when the Fed Gov't stepped in to collect, he said no....they didnt have jurisdiction. Some of you folks should ask an adult to explain the Constitution to you....if you cant understand it yourself. Go Bundy!"
Man from Norwich

7 10
"Poor Hillary...I'd have laughed even more if the shoe had clocked her between the eyes...What a phony She is!!"
Woman from Smithville

8 7
""Why does any NY resident need an Assault Weapon"?? To defend Themselves and Their families from drug dealers that get those same assault weapons on the "black market". Gun Control does NOT prevent the wacko's from getting weapons on the black market. It just hurts the law abiding gun owners."
Man from New Berlin

4 10
"MFSm, Liberal policies stagnating recovery efforts..."nonsense". Oh, I see, this "thriving" recovery is happening in spite of no "supply side economics" over the past 5 years...Really?? You're truly clueless fella. Just like the pot smoking POTUS & AG, Lol..."
Man from Sherburne

6 8
"MFSm, Re Bundy Ranch, Of course He's breaking the law, but that's not the point. It's Government overreach and armed marshalls, Really?? Government is truly the fool of all fools and that includes folks like You that support big Government."
Man from Oxford

4 10
"MFN, Re: 2008 downturn worse than Carter's 1980 major recession. My Parents would destroy You in a debate...Their loss of six figure retirement savings, 18% auto loan, 15% Mortgage, 20% inflation, high unemployment. Fortunately, Reagan the the GOP made that recession shorter lived than 2008's, which has yet to end. YOUR information is NONSENSE."
Man from Earlville

10 7
"""Alquada is on the run" - Obama, Presidential Campaign. (uh - Mr. President, you better check the news. They aren't running very fast - eacept after USA)" I see that fear news channel has you shaking in your boots."
Man from Smithville

7 11
"Boy what a mess our foreign policy is. Thanks Hillary. "
Man from Norwich

8 8
""The only reason it didn't hit her is it bounced off her arrogance shield that surrounds her! Next time try a brick! " violence is the preferred tool of the ignorant"
Man from Smithville

9 5
"With a surplus, Chenango County Board of Supervisors want the State to remove the cap mandate and tax their population even more than 2%. Infrastructure is a mess here, so what do they need the money for? They make no sense why do we even need them? County Manager sounds good to me. Only one person we would have to pay for and his benefits… "
Woman from Norwich

11 3
"I wonder what the Chenango County Sheriff would do if he caught someone breaking the law with an unregistered "assault" weapon in their possession ? Would he then enforce the SAFE act/law ? I suspect yes and that is one problem with selective enforcement of laws. I do think the SAFE thing is wrong, but laws are laws. It needs to be changed. "
Man from Outside Chenango

9 6
"Having a gun for home defense or self defense should be treated the same way you are trained to treat your knowledge of Martial Arts: You keep it to yourself; You don't brag about it; You don't advertise the fact; You don't relish having to use or implement it."
Man from Oxford

4 10
"I still have not been able to come up with anything resembling a life, so I'll just post all day here."
Man from Smithville

9 6
"I don't know who this fellow Bundy is, nor do I have any particular interest in the case, but I wonder how many of you would want or allow someone to avail themselves of your land or property for their financial gain RENT FREE, TAX FREE, LEASE FREE: I don't understand the argument: Not his land, Not his place to be there."
Man from Oxford

6 8
"Re:"Who is grabbing guns? Should you be able to own a tank? a nuke?"...You are mixing Apples & Peaches: A nuke is not a Gun; A tan is not a Gun; But placing Barriers, Limitations or Restrictions on gun ownership is an infringement and contrary to the spirit & intent of the 2nd Amendment."
Man from Oxford

6 6
"I thought thevdemocrats were the communist party? "
Man from Sherburne

9 4
"Re:"To protect home and property from the government." You do realize you wouldn't stand a chance if you decided to fight the government with your artillery."...Would it be better to just ROLL OVER and die or at least STAND UP for your RIGHTS?"
Man from Oxford

10 7
"Most police and sheriffs departments in NY do not agree with the SAFE gun act and have stated they do not plan on enforcing it."
Man from Norwich

11 13
""By the way I also protect my home with a Colt 45! " Wow you're a real macho man"
Man from Smithville

13 13
""why didn't the government simply inform Bundy it was illegal and have him remove his own stock." They did and he ignored multiple court orders. That's why they started rounding up his cattle."
Man from Smithville

8 14
""Maybe Bundy's family should send the feds a bill for keeping the government land mowed and well fertilized with manure." I'll send you a bill when I come over with my dog to fertilize your yard"
Man from Smithville

8 15
"They are afraid of a rebellion by the people. The democrat party is the Nazi party of America. Cross the fascists liberals and die or go to jail. " Slow down on the kool aid kid"
Man from Smithville

11 11
""what part of the 2nd ammendment do you gun grabbers not understand? Shall not be INFRINGED on is what it states period. " Who is grabbing guns? Should you be able to own a tank? a nuke?"
Man from Smithville

13 8
"Sometimes NBAS is temporarily out of service because they are making calls elsewhere. They are the only service with bariatric equipment, you know. We are fortunate to have them."
Woman from New Berlin

7 15
"Re:"what part of the 2nd ammendment do you gun grabbers not understand? Shall not be INFRINGED on is what it states period."...What part of having to execute an Application for & acquiring a PERMIT; Paying a FEE; Having fingerprints taken & processed; & Having EXPIRATION periods NOT an infringement?"
Man from Oxford

14 7
"Re:"I don't need guns. I don't have guns. I'm very safe without them, the boogey man isn't out to get me. It's sad to see all of you living in constant fear"..Even though I do not look forward to ever having to use a firearm for self defense, I believe it is like any tool:Better to have & Not need, than to need & NOT have!"
Man from Oxford

0 3
"The goose that laid aforementioned "golden egg" was accidentally hit and killed by a drone while in flight therefore, there will be a slight delay in posting clues until another goose volunteers for hazard duty."
Man from Norwich

16 5
"Looks like the spy eye in the sky contract has been shelved for the time being. Hopefully it will be permanent."
Man from Norwich

12 11
"Thank you Sheriff Cutting, you will always have my respect, confidence, support and vote! "
Man from Norwich

17 4
"No we are not, "all working OT and second jobs to make ends meet", some of us know how to live within our means."
Man from Sherburne

14 8
"Constant hate-radio and shriek-cable-tv has driven people from dumbed down to raving lunacy. The ignorance, hyperbole and hypocrisy here is astounding. "
Man from Norwich

13 9
"Financial meltdown or not, throw those worthless bums out if they can't pay their rent or mortgage. But defend the Bundy's right to not pay. It smells of hypocrisy and staged outrage. "
Man from Norwich

4 14
"MFN my point was that my contract forbids me from working a second job... guess it is time to become a WR. It pays better."
Man from Norwich

8 12
""To protect home and property from the government." You do realize you wouldn't stand a chance if you decided to fight the government with your artillery. "
Man from Norwich

10 14
"Right wing teahadist propaganda "They're going to take all our guns away""
Man from Preston

9 15
"rest In Peace Ultimate Warrior"
Man from Greene

9 16
"Man from Outside Chenango; a shoe truther spewing raw shoe-age. You do know the woman has mental problems, right?"
Man from Preston

14 11
"“We can’t have an American people that violate the law and just walk away from it," so says Harry Reid. However, if you violate the law and come here illegally, well that's ok bc we assume you'll vote democrat. This is pathetic. "
Man from Norwich

20 13
"what part of the 2nd ammendment do you gun grabbers not understand? Shall not be INFRINGED on is what it states period. "
Man from Norwich

9 18
"To the MFO Chenango, we're glad you left and we don't need you:) "
Man from North Norwich

22 14
"It's about time, someone stood up to the bullies in Albany and Washington. The Safe Act was one of the most underhanded Laws enacted. The Sheriff is doing the right thing. "
Man from North Norwich

20 5
"Attention drivers especially motorcyclists. The center line area on many of our roads are cracked or have deep holes. Be very careful changing lanes. Let us have a safe season. "
Woman from Sherburne

22 10
"Thank you Sheriff Cutting for wanting to fight real crime here in Chenango county!"
Man from Sherburne

5 20
"What happened to the Golden Egg contest? The ad in the Pennysaver says it started April 14th, but there have been no clues in the Evening Sun yet."
Woman from Norwich

21 13
"There is no such thing as an assault rifle. This is just a term the liberals made up and the liberal news media promotes to separate gun owners from their guns. Liberals want to control the people. They are afraid of a rebellion by the people. The democrat party is the Nazi party of America. Cross the fascists liberals and die or go to jail. "
Man from Norwich

10 18
"Quote from Richard Mack, Tea Party Militia Leader regarding the potential gun battle they initiated with the federal govt at the Bundy ranch. "We were actually strategizing to put all the women up front. Tactically speaking,if they are going to start killing people, women needed to be the first ones shot." Such a big brave man. NOT!"
Woman from Norwich

18 12
""Alquada is on the run" - Obama, Presidential Campaign. (uh - Mr. President, you better check the news. They aren't running very fast - eacept after USA)"
Man from Outside Chenango

19 12
"WFN - If you knew some of my neighbors you would understand why I need an assault weapon. "
Man from Outside Chenango

17 12
"Maybe Bundy's family should send the feds a bill for keeping the government land mowed and well fertilized with manure."
Man from Outside Chenango

19 7
"Wow, what a pathetic attempt at an analogy. Not registering a legally purchased piece of property is in no way similar to robbing a bank. If that's a real attempt to make a persuasive argument, I really feel bad for you. That was pathetic. A vocal minority will not impede the rights of the people. "
Man from Norwich

17 10
"If Bundy was breaking the law - why didn't the government arrest his parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great grandparents? Since all those generations were "breaking the law", why didn't the government simply inform Bundy it was illegal and have him remove his own stock. What ever happened to the statute of limitations?"
Man from Outside Chenango

18 12
"The Bundy Ranch has never had a problem (for several generations) from the Feds before, but now that the Gov. wants to sell the land to the Chinese for some sort of energy project, all of a sudden it is a crime."
Man from Outside Chenango

18 15
"If anyone hears of a defense fund set up for the lady that threw the shoe at Hillary, please let me know, I want to donate! The only reason it didn't hit her is it bounced off her arrogance shield that surrounds her! Next time try a brick! "
Man from Outside Chenango

10 18
"The statement by the Sherburne resident regarding registering weapons he may or may not have, could easily be reason to obtain a search warrant. Best to keep your mouth closed in a case like this and not get all macho. Same for the Sheriff. Anyone who has a grudge against him could inform state authorities. "
Man from Outside Chenango

19 13
"WFN ("Why DOES any NY resident need an assault weapon? I certainly can't think of any reason at all. ") I can think of to many reason, but I'll give you one. To protect home and property from the government. Have you registered your steak knives?"
Man from Earlville

18 9
"I don't own assault weapons, I own hunting rifles, shotguns, and a assortment of pistols. All of which I use for hunting, skeet shooting and target shooting. By the way I also protect my home with a Colt 45! "
Man from Earlville

19 8
""Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest." Mahatma Gandhi"
Man from Norwich

5 18
"WFnb last week the New Berlin Ambulance was out of service. Cmt was parked in the village to cover all calls, because nobody was covering. That's not making things up. Why should we pay for a service that's not there working. Close it up and let Cmt do the calls. It would save us $300.000 a year."
Man from New Berlin

25 6
"The Sheriff swore to uphold the constitution and state laws. When they conflict with each other he has to make a choice. The constitution of the US will win every time, regardless what some part time government officials say."
Woman from Sherburne

18 9
""I believe what strengthened the economy in the 1930s was implementation of much needed OVERSIGHT to rein in the runaway policies of BIG Business." I believe what got us out of the depression of the 1930s was World War II. "
Woman from New Berlin

11 22
"I don't need guns. I don't have guns. I'm very safe without them, the boogey man isn't out to get me. It's sad to see all of you living in constant fear and needing to hoard weapons. Maybe you can use some mental health counseling. "
Man from Norwich

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