Monthly Archives: September 2020

Some things are hard to believe

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants on Wednesday unveiled a sweeping anti-corruption package that they’re billing as a successor to post-Watergate reforms — updated for a potential post-Trump Washington.–Kyle Cheney Some things are hard to believe: A President … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Political, President | Leave a comment

Facebook policy for representatives

Rep Tom Reed (R-NY-23) This official page is intended to be a place for residents of the 23rd Congressional District to comment on current issues facing our nation. Comments that attack or are intended to harass an individual, group, or … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigning, Constituents | Tagged , , | 9 Comments

Gray Panthers revisited

Susan J. Douglas, writing in The New York Times, reminds us of the Gray Panthers of the 1970s. The leader was Maggie Kuhn. Infuriated by being forced out of her job at 65 (and even more irked that her parting … Continue reading

Posted in Seniors, Social Security | Leave a comment

Tom Reed’s local fundraising

One can search FEC data for political contributions from cities. Here is what I found for the current election cycle as of Sept. 11, 2020. Branchport   $5,600 One person Dunkirk   0   Geneva   $10,100 $4,080 from Hudson … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment


This was an interesting study. Here are some conclusions: To better understand how these unwanted callers operate, we monitored every phone call received to over 66,000 phone lines in our telephone security lab, the Robocall Observatory at North Carolina State University. We … Continue reading

Posted in Constituents, Education | Tagged | 1 Comment

Held in Contempt

A list of those held in contempt: Main Street Media Reporters Soldiers Military Brass Barak Obama Hillary Clinton Minorities Immigrants Women Christians Lying Ted, little Marco, etc. Democrats, even though he registered as a Democrat most of his life. Fox … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Trump | 1 Comment


Citing specific examples from Playboy, Vogue, and Cosmopolitan magazines, Professor Key explains the ways in which the media uses sex and violence to manipulate human action. — Google Books Given his obvious incompetence, why do so many of us approve … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Campaigning, Constituents, Trump | 9 Comments

The final straw?

President Trump has said and done dozens of things that might have fatally damaged his administration, but seemingly emerged unscathed. Here are some: Attacking FBI and CIA. Denial of intelligence reports. Attacking NATO. Secret meeting with Putin. Repurposing appropriated funds. … Continue reading

Posted in Trump | 4 Comments

Two interesting interviews

She Calls Her Opponent a ‘Racist,’ He Calls Her a ‘Radical’: Catching Up With Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95 By Amanda H. Cronin and Alec Giufurta She Calls Her Opponent a ‘Racist,’ He Calls Her a ‘Radical’: Catching Up With Tracy Mitrano J.D. ’95 … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Campaign Finances, Campaigning, Congress, Constituents, Education, Environmental, gay rights, Gun Violence, Health Care, Political, Racism | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

My country, right or wrong …

Our Country! In her intercourse with foreign nations may she always be in the right; but right or wrong, our country! — Stephen Decatur Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. — Mark Twain Children … Continue reading

Posted in Education | Tagged , , | 1 Comment