Democrats are doing harm to the countryThe purpose of this is to help make The Gazette great again and to debunk some liberal talking points used by Doug McFadden in his June 29 letter (“Support getting rid of Trump, McConnell”). He attempted to discredit Jane Pauze’s June 22 letter (“Enough effort wasted investigating Trump”) that spoke to the damage the progressive liberal wing of the Democratic party is doing to this great nation.Mr. McFadden’s claim that “Trump tried hard to obstruct justice“ is said honestly as, “tried hard to defend himself. “Gone it seems are Ronald Reagan’s “blue-dog“ and John Kennedy’s “Ask what you can do for your country.” Democrats were shamefully replaced by the liberal progressives that condone killing live-born babies and open borders that will allow other 9-11 — butchers to prey upon the innocents.Create sanctuary cities such as Saratoga and Albany that harbor illegal Democratic voters, a.k.a., immigrants.Worse is their attempt to discredit, damage and destroy Donald Trump, his family and anyone ever associated with him. This is a blatant attempt to destroy us and our way of life.As Ms. Pauze said, ”He ate your lunch.“ Tough – suck it up and love your country.What’s also sad is that many opinion page authors unwittingly support these hate groups.God did indeed “bless America.“ Don’t screw it up, Libs.Jack OsterlitzGlenvilleDemocrats in Albany show their humanity In response to Jennifer Richards’ July 2 letter (“Prioritize humans over animals in NY”) in which she criticizes the recent ban on declawing cats passed by the state Legislature, she should read and think about the quote from the great Mahatma Gandhi of India, who said, “the greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”Cat declawing is inhumane and should be outlawed. I hope it passes in every state soon.Ms., Richards also states that the Democrats, who now control New York state government, should pay more attention to “dignity-of-life” issues, especially on the issue of banning abortion.It seems that the pro-life movement condemns all abortion, period.They are hypocrites when they ignore or minimize life after birth. Issues like poverty, education, income inequality and the inhumane treatment of migrants in cages don’t seem to matter. I’m proud to be a Democrat and animal lover in New York state.Lori HudsonPattersonvilleMelania stays quiet on border situationBorder Wall – where is Melania Trump? Any other first lady would have voiced their opinion on the abuse the children are experiencing at our border.Joseph RownySaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationGov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motorists Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTrump family never served in militaryJust a reminder for those readers who reveled in Donald Trump’s 4th of July “Me Day” parade, the Trump family has lived in the United States for more than 150 years, and not one of them, not one, has ever served in the U.S. military. Walter WoukSummit
Mark Carrell was the $2,600 winner of Cottage Grove Speedway’s Mark Howard Memorial Nationals main event for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds.By Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GOVE, Ore. (July 23) – Mark Carrell led the last 22 of 52 laps in winning Saturday’s Mark Howard Memorial Modified Nationals at Cottage Grove Speedway.The $2,600 Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified victory put Carrell on the ballot for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Craig Hanson took the lead on the opening circuit and stayed in front until lap 16 when Collen Winebarger finally found a way around.The mandatory caution flew at lap 25 for refueling and Winebarger continued to set the fast pace after the restart, followed by Carrell and Craig Hanson.Carrell made the pass around Winebarger and set a wicked pace, but a caution with five laps to go bunched everyone up for one final shot at the leader.Carrell kept all challengers in check, however, and held on to win the Howard Memorial for the first time. Winebarger was second, followed by 24th starting Nick Trenchard, Jesse Williamson and Craig Hanson.Feature results – 1. Mark Carrell; 2. Collen Winebarger; 3. Nick Trenchard; 4. Jesse Williamson; 5. Craig Hanson; 6. Brian Poppa; 7. Derrick Young; 8. Grey Ferrando; 9. Mark Wauge; 10. John Campos; 11. Bricen James; 12. Steven Sturdevant; 13. Justin Dittman; 14. Kyle Casson; 15. B.J. Wild; 16. Tyler Smith; 17. Curtis Towns; 18. Kevin Roberts; 19. Eric Ashley; 20. Shane Mille; 21. Kreg Britton; 22. Ethan Landers; 23. Jake Mayden; 24. Dustin Cady.
Liverpool Klopp hails ‘nearly perfect’ Liverpool as Salah and Firmino shine Ryan Benson 15:18 2/12/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Liverpool Premier League Southampton v Liverpool Southampton Jürgen Klopp Goals from two in-form forwards secured victory for the Reds over Southampton, with their manager left saluting an impressive Premier League triumph Liverpool’s routine 2-0 win over struggling Southampton left Jurgen Klopp beaming, praising what he felt was a “nearly perfect” day at St Mary’s.Klopp’s men had little difficulty cruising past Southampton, with Roberto Firmino opening the scoring early on to set the Reds on their way after Mohamed Salah had pounced on a Wesley Hoedt error.Firmino then turned provider just before the break, returning the favour to Salah, who finished with aplomb to effectively end the chances of a home side who got progressively worse after the break. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We knew the strengths of Southampton and how they want to play football, so we wanted to defend and change the game to counter,” Klopp told Sky Sports.”In footballing moments we would’ve loved to do it [play] a bit better. The rhythm wasn’t good either, too fast or really slow and not normal passing speed.”We scored wonderful goals and we could’ve scored more in the second half when we had big chances, but Southampton did well to be honest, with their style of play.”That’s how they want to solve their situation and their problems. I think we deserved the three points, [we got a] clean sheet, no injuries – [it was] nearly perfect.”The match saw Virgil van Dijk make his first return to St Mary’s and he received a hostile reception, with Saints fans jeering him whenever he touched the ball.But it did not appear to get under his skin, as the Netherlands international just did his “thing”.”I enjoyed it a lot,” Van Dijk said. “I just focused on the game and I enjoyed being back here because I’ve a lot of good memories here.”Unfortunately they’re not in a good position right now, but as a Liverpool player I am happy with the win. You can’t do anything about the reception. I just did my thing.”