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  • Chemung County Executive Race: Chris Moss (R) 55% Jerome Emanuel (Dem) 29% Krusen (I) 16%
  • 1st District: Pastrick (R) 57% Pucci (Dem) 43%
  • 2nd District: Manchester (R) 69% Saglibene (Con) 30%
  • 3rd District: Sweet (R) 53% Lynch (Dem) 40%
  • 4th District: Brennan (R) 64% Bond (Dem) 35%
  • 5th District: Margeson (R) 64% Stow (Dem) 20% Miller 15% (I)
  • 7th District: Sonsire (Dem) 63% Milliken (R) 36%
  • 8th District: Woodard (R) 58% Callas (Dem) 41%
  • 9th District: Burin (R) 74% Fairchild (I) 25%
  • 12th District: McCarthy (Dem) 50% Collins (R) 45%
  • 13th District: Drake (R) 65% Logan-Lattimore (Dem) 34%
  • 14th District: Smith (R) 68% Heyward (Dem) 31%


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  1. Gardening Thread 2019

    Wait until later in the season when they are down to the last floor model.....then talk to a manager. You can probably get it at a steal to have for next year. We've had great luck making an offer to get things out of their way once they're discontinued. OK....by "we" I mostly mean "he" has had great luck, as he stops into Sam's a lot during the weekdays when it's slow and can watch for when it's the last one in stock and hit them up for a deal. I mostly get over there on weekends when it's too crazy and they have no time (or desire) to haggle. :-)
  2. New Guest Column

    I may consider a submission or two (if I cane force myself to make time to write)..... Narrowing it to topics "pertaining to local and regional issues" could limit me unless I want to take extra time to frame general philosophy thoughts in a "local" context. My journalism professor was adamant that all news is "local" - if you just find the connection.
  3. If she is only referring to any Border Patrol agents' posting such stuff under their private FB group.....then perhaps (depending on the terms of their employee contract) they could face disciplinary action under some conduct clause, etc. I have not seen that she's made any statements or "clarification" after these comments were criticized....as one would hope a US Congressperson whose job is to draft laws would understand the difference between employee discipline and prosecution. I also noticed that she specifically cites "members of Congress", but has not in the last two years (and is not now) suggesting that anyone making fun of POTUS should be prosecuted. So we can assume she's fine with anti-Trump memes all over the internet, and is just butt-hurt when it's directed at her kind?
  4. Election 2020

  5. Election 2020

    The average voter is more reasonable than the D/R extremists and the article below shows that trend has been growing in the last decade. I think the power and money of the major parties are making it hard for the more moderate voters to recognize they have other choices than the morons they're sending to DC.....especially in the POTUS election. The Commission on Presidential Debates is run jointly by the two parties and they take great measures to exclude others. And both parties make sure to drill into voters' heads that third party is "wasted" and would be "taking votes away from" the lesser of the two evils. I firmly reject this notion. We can't take votes from either candidate, as my vote belongs to neither of them. It is just that - my vote. Furthermore, the only way for these parties/candidates to get recognized is to cast votes for them. In previous years, Libertarian candidates needed petitions to get on the ballots in each county; after reaching a threshold in the gubernatorial race last year, they now have automatic inclusion. https://news.gallup.com/poll/225056/americans-identification-independents-back-2017.aspx
  6. Election 2020

    On a more in-depth note…..I find it hard to believe the unions are going to put their high dollar backing behind any of the “abolish private insurance” candidates…. especially now that the SCOTUS ruling on Janus v AFSME allows employees to leave public unions. Providing their members with the employer-based benefit of Cadillac insurance coverage is their crowning jewel – and about the only arrow they have left in their quiver. Also….The few candidates that have spoken up and noted that “socialist” promises need to be toned down in order for anyone to win the general election are not front-runners; some have actually been booed for simply making that observation. But there really are (even dems) that think the socialist shit is getting too deep: This is the problem…and why the two-party system is failing. As a plurality of the American population now identifies with neither rep or dem, the “base” of each party has mostly extremists remaining. And those extremists are making the party nominations that the middle ground voters are forced to choose from in the general election. #endthe2partysystem
  7. Election 2020

    For as much flack as Marianne Williamson is getting for her new age nonsense....I don't think her "Beat Trump With Love" slogan isn't any less plausible than the magical free rides that the other 19 are promising....
  8. Looks like that wasn't an official vote. According to the official Senate page, Assembly didn't vote on it and it's back in the Senate: https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2019/s6457/amendment/a
  9. This guy has the right idea. I really hope DMV workers take him up on his offer! https://buffalonews.com/2019/06/21/mychajliw-to-nys-county-clerks-send-me-names-of-undocumented-immigrants-applying-for-drivers-licenses/?utm_term=Autofeed&utm_campaign=puma&utm_medium=social&utm_source=Twitter&fbclid=IwAR1f_a4IkihKxDJSqfoHYFEzVZMc73gKDm2JCnRRCjDTFCWqqsz_NvNfDdI#Echobox=1561111470
  10. What a shame. I have been saddened for years now whenever I hear the tired argument that we “need” immigrants because not enough Americans are willing to work at seasonal farm jobs. Growing up in Iowa, that work was done by teenagers. Yep… because seasonal hours were limited, the pay was too low for an adult to support a family. But it was perfect for high school students: It paid considerably more than other “kid” jobs (babysitting, paper routes or stuff grocery bags for minimum wage). It was unskilled. No experience or training necessary. And completely between school terms (it’s almost as if the schools designed their academic year around farm work!) It was the same story in every rural town across the Midwest: We filled out a form at the local Youth Bureau to be on the roster. Then whatever days we were available, we showed up by 5:30 am to board the bus. If the bus was full before you arrived, you didn’t show up early enough. Unless there was severe weather cancellation, thirty of us went to different farms every day to either de-tassel corn stalks or walk rows of soybeans pulling weeds (and last years corn stragglers). They provided a lunch and ample water/koolaid (and anything you brought for yourself). We rolled back to the bus stop by 2 pm and went on with our day. I’m appalled that this practice is no longer a “thing” for Iowa kids…and never understood why NY vineyards hadn’t adopted such a practice. But I guess too many parents are busy spoiling their kids rotten to make the money appealing these days.
  11. I didn’t think you were implying that I was…. But even not classifying myself as such – I find myself more and more supporting their right to choose (even if I think their underlying premises are complete malarkey), and being less convinced that they are harming anyone outside their own family with those choices (based in delusion or not). And, in addition to flu/chicken pox etc….. we haven’t even touched on states that were/are trying to mandate HPV vaccines for fifth graders.
  12. That slippery slope is what concerns me. I don't feel like an anti-vaxxer. I don't buy into the autism BS and I voluntarily (and happily) protected my children against what I believed to be dangerous diseases. But we have gotten to where vaccines are becoming mandatory for things (like chicken pox, and in some places, flu and pneumonia) that are only a real threat to a very small segment of the population. I believe people should be free to weigh the potential risks/benefits of those things for themselves. I personally had a severe reaction to a routine flu shot, and do not wish to be forced to ever take that risk again. And allowing me the choice not to vaccinate against typically non life-threatening diseases does not harm those who do choose to vaccinate.
  13. I don’t have mixed feelings. I think it is over-reaching and useless. I am glad my children made it through school before they became mandatory victims of most of this nonsense. The more I see government require drugs pushed out by the trillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry for more and more illnesses (that are rarely life threatening), the more I lean toward supporting the “anti-vaxxer” movement (or at least the movement that believes they should be voluntary). The only people “endangered” by unvaccinated children are them…and others who are unvaccinated. And I do understand that measles, chicken pox and even influenza can be dangerous to a small “vulnerable” population that cannot be vaccinated. Having been a parent of a cancer-stricken toddler…..I think I can speak more intimately on that topic than most. The five days stint she spent with a fever of 102° (that took us to Strong ER twice and showed white cell counts that were terrifying) was the most chilling week of my entire life. Trust me.... I have a crystal clear understanding of what “vulnerable” means. As a parent with an extremely vulnerable 3-year old, we did what we could to keep her safe. Her father and sister had flu shots and I took prophylactic anti-viral meds because I’d had a severe reaction to an earlier flu shot. We had all (including the little patient) already had chicken pox in the past and were vaccinated against measles. But you see….we also understood that ‘vaccinatable’ diseases were not the only threat that could kill her. Any flu strain outside what was “guessed” to be the most likely for 1997 could still kill her. So could one of us being exposed to mono nucleuses or any common cold, pink eye, or any number of other ‘un-vaccinatable’ germs….like whatever cold-like probably-viral illness that she did encounter. The only way to protect such a vulnerable individual is extreme diligence and as much isolation from the germ-ridden general population as possible. Cuomo ensuring that “vulnerable” kids like mine are sent to school confident in the knowledge that all the other kids are vaccinated against chicken pox and measles provides nothing more than a false sense of security for those parents, a nice PR announcement for him and a bigger profit for big pharma.
  14. First Arena

    Curiosity made me visit the Elmira Enforcers FB page this morning. I almost yakked up my coffee at some of the delusional adoring fans' comments. Nichols's response when someone suggested it should be sold to someone that can make money was beyond infuriating: Sure money is no object as long as it's coming out of someone else's pocket. It took all my self control not to blast this arrogant POS. It sure seemed to matter to him when he whined at the Legislature meeting about how he wants to be paid back for what came out of his pocket.
  15. First Arena

    I get that part. A lot of people (especially public officials) seem to be stuck in the mentality that it's "too big to fail" so taxpayers need to fund it. But I believe we are in the vast majority that has had enough of this. I am glad that the IDA is growing a spine and resisting unfounded expenditures on top of the $100k we already paid toward Nichols's NYSEG bill. They need to hold their ground and force the tenant to abide by the lease or vacate. A free parking lot would bring more people to the city....and net more money than continuing to maintain the Arena.