Category Archives: Ethics

How do crimes go unpunished?

Let others wallow in Watergate, we are going to do our job.”–Richard Nixon, July, 1973 We don’t pay taxes; only the little people pay taxes.–Leona Helmsley I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody, and I wouldn’t lose any voters, OK?–Donald … Continue reading

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Roots of sexual harassment run deep

This  article was written by Lee Marcus of Arkport (Steuben County). It was recently published in Hornell Evening Tribute. She is also the author of “Hearts Afire: The Story of Moonwhistle School.”    What’s up with men? At this point, it … Continue reading

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More Fake News

When you start seeing the EPA regulate spilled milk in our dairy farms of Chautauqua County as hazardous oil waste, to me, that’s not based on common sense. —Tom Reed (Feb 12, 2017) Tom’s comment might make one think that … Continue reading

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Congress legalizes bribery

The strongest of all warriors are these two–Time and Patience –Leo Tolstoy H.J. Res. 41–The Legal Bribery Bill On February 1, the House considered H.J. Res. 41, Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, … Continue reading

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Rep. Tom Reed lies about John Plumb, again

The Yates County SCOPE (Shooter’s Committee On Political Education) organization has held  a Pig Roast fund raiser since 2002. This year’s event was held on Saturday, August 27. It is a must attend event for every candidate who wants to … Continue reading

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Albany Keeps Ethics Loopholes Open

Leslie Danks Burke: “Albany corruption is why we don’t get our fair share” Despite an unending series of corruption scandals involving both parties, the State Senate is wrapping up the legislative session today without comprehensive action to close ethics loopholes. … Continue reading

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Obama’s Failed Policies & Hillary’s Baggage

In this political season I keep hearing variations on two themes from both the GOP presidential and congressional (i.e. Trump and Reed’s) campaigns: “President Obama’s failed policies” “Hillary’s Baggage” It seems that the GOP campaigns, along with surrogates (Fox News, talk radio … Continue reading

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