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About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.

Verbage

Redundant verbage: Breaking news (news) Duly elected (elected) ; the qualifier is necessary because the election is suspicious. Tax payer dollars (money); mostly borrowed money these days Hard working taxpayer (taxpayer) struggling dairy farmers (dairy farmers) Beloved Christmas movie (Christmas … Continue reading

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Early voting in NYS

LWVNYS Early Voting Survey Report During New York State’s first ever early voting election period, the League of Women Voters of New York State conducted a survey to study voters’ experiences. Over a two-week period, the League collected 1,791 survey … Continue reading

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Tom Reed on impeachment — sequel

“I get frustrated where there is a sense of normalization that the congressman brings and that our concerns about Trump and the things that are happening are, its not that big of a deal, and you’re fine, stop worrying about … Continue reading

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Tom Reed on impeachment

Impeachment is taking up … the airwaves and taking up the oxygen in the room. As I have publicly stated, and I’ll state here again, I do not support the impeachment process. I do not support the inquiry.–Rep. Tom Reed … Continue reading

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Impeachment isn’t an ordinary trial

If Caesar’s wife ought to be above suspicion, so should our President. The idea that impeachment is like an ordinary trial is wrong. Impeachment is governed by a few clauses of The Constitution and rules adopted by House and Senate. … Continue reading

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False arguments

If Tom Reed was right to oppose intervention in Syria in 2013, no intervention is needed in 2019 under much different circumstances. If U.S. troops should not have been sent to Syria, their precipitous withdrawal by Trump is justified. President … Continue reading

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What is our ancestry?

What is our ancestry in NY-23? Nationality Population American 39,851 Arab 3,561 Czech 2,043 Danish 3,074 Dutch 18,993 English 86,367 French (except Basque) 17,677 French Canadian 4,870 German 129,791 Greek 1,990 Hungarian 3,614 Irish 101,424 Italian 67,474 Lithuanian 1,661 Norwegian … Continue reading

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