Jan. 6 was an attack on our government

In Dr. Salvatore’s Jan. 20 letter (“Don’t compare 1/6 to 9/11, Pearl Harbor”), it is in my opinion one in the same. In all instances, our government was attacked. How can the writer say this and then talk about BLM? Why does the writer feel the need to talk about the unarmed woman, a veteran, being the only one killed on Jan. 6? Police were justified to shoot her as one of the attackers. This insurrection can be deemed an Act of War. What else can we say? I have never been so shocked as I was on that day.…
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No problem with Ferrell Gas service

There has been a lot of negativity from various news agencies and customers of Ferrell Gas with complaints about lack of responsiveness of Ferrell to deliver propane to their customers in a timely manner. I have been a customer of Ferrell Gas for their propane for over four years, and I have never had any issues with their deliveries. In fact, before Christmas, I requested a delivery of propane, and was told that it could take as long as two weeks. However, they made the delivery in only three days. It is hard to beat service like that. Rit Szczepanski…
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Protect the future; vote out Trumpers

Apropos January’s recognition of the Jan. 6 attempted coup of 2021: considering that Trump appears to have the emotional stability of a toddler, I am surprised that, upon defeat, he didn’t fling himself to the ground, beat his fists and legs and cry, “I have a stupid country, I have a stupid, stupid country!” Despite the emotional stability of a tot, or perhaps because of it, he is a dangerous man; dangerous to the Earth as a climate-change denier, to the country as a power-crazed zealot, to democracy as a fascist authoritarian wanna-be, to minorities and immigrants as a White…
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Insurrectionists armed, dangerous

In response to Dr. Salvatore’s Jan. 20 letter (“Don’t compare 1/6 to 9/11, Pearl Harbor.”) You should probably check your facts. Many of those involved in the attack were armed, and several had guns that police later seized. On Nov. 12, 2021, Lonnie Leroy Coffmane, 71, of Falkville, Ala., admitted to one federal count of possessing an unregistered firearm or destructive device — the Molotov cocktails. He brought five loaded firearms and 11 Molotov cocktails in his truck to Capitol Hill. There were more. The Capitol police were protecting their place of employment. Just because Donald Trump says Capitol rioters…
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Writer promoted false equivalencies

I cringed when I saw the headline (“Biden is dividing the country he promised to unite”) on the Jan. 19 Gazette Opinion page. Syndicated columnist Clive Crook equates Biden’s speech on election law with “Trump-level demagoguery.” Biden called on all senators, including Sinema and Manchin, to choose between Dr. King and George Wallace in voting on voter legislation. Sen. Romney accused him of dividing the country. If Mitt prefers George Wallace to Dr. King, he should say so. Recently in Chatham, residents rallied against White supremacy. One man termed hate groups “no different than the old KKK. Where there is…
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Will Stefanik be supported again?

On Jan. 13, The Daily Gazette reported (“Stefanik has big night at fundraiser”) that during a fundraiser for U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, former President Donald Trump showered Stefanik with praise and reportedly declared that she could be president in six years, thus solidifying her position as Trump’s go-to toady. According to Merriam Webster, in 17th-century Europe, a toady or toad-eater was a showman’s assistant whose job was to make the boss look good. The toad-eater would eat (or pretend to eat) what were supposed to be poisonous toads. His or her charlatan master…
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