What’s Trump being paid by his pal Putin?

So you’re offended; honestly, isn’t everybody nowadays? That’s all we hear — this statement was offensive; that flag is offensive; that statue is offensive.

Apparently, even I’m offensive just because my date of birth makes me a boomer. I guess the offense of being a 55-year-old, white, heterosexual conservative far outweighs the fact that I have worked since Aug. 13, 1998, without a day off on my farm to feed roughly 100 families a year.

Therefore, since our political discourse has literally, pathetically, devolved into a “Seinfeld” episode on Festivus, I will start my political Festivus with the Airing of my Grievances and things I find offensive!

I’m offended that Tedra Cobb is offended by the moniker Taxin’ Tedra. Frankly, “sticks and stones”; but more importantly, “if the shoe fits”!

I’m offended that Tedra Cobb pushed a project labor agreement on the county jail, which cost county taxpayers not only an extra $660,000. She also covered up the fact the actual cost wasn’t $30 million; it was $41 million!

I’m offended that Tedra Cobb depleted our county’s fund balance and left us borrowing $2 million a year to stay afloat!

I’m offended that Tedra Cobb touts she passed the county’s ethics law. However, when seven charges were filed against a high-ranking Democrat, she shut down the investigation and made the complaint disappear.

I’m really offended that Tedra Cobb, a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, actually said our congresswoman and president were, “wiping their (insert word here) with the Constitution”!

I’m offended that Tedra Cobb — the epitome of the “woke,” “me too” woman — raised more than $2 million off her supporters calling our congresswoman “trashy”!

Finally, I’m offended that Tedra Cobb — who has a proven track record of taxing and decimating fund balances and desperately needs a job — actually believes all those negatives makes her a better choice than U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, who has a proven track record of helping our hospitals, supporting our farmers and small businesses, and truly defending our Constitution!

If you find the facts about Tedra Cobb as offensive as I do, please join me in voting for Elise Stefanik this November!

Russ Finley

Lisbon

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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elderberry

I think if a person has worked since August 13, 1998 without a day off, then they are doing something wrong.

KRobbins

Thanks for pointing that out. I suspect some of those may not have been 8 hour days. Also, if Trump wasn’t so down on immigrants maybe Russ could’ve gotten some help. I know immigration and labor laws and such have slowed the Trump Organization from finding help.

LAW

A real newspaper would require - at a minimum - that opinion writers disclose their relevant affiliations so readers can evaluate the biases of posters. Like this failed Republican wannabe who lost to Stefanik and is now attacking her Democratic opponent. When will WDT show journalistic integrity on its Opinion page?

There have been multiple attacks on Tedra Cobb by school children - or barely out of school, some astonishing in their hypocrisy and dishonesty, and by paid, convicted Republican political character assassins. The WDT has NOT disclosed, nor required disclosure, of the associations or qualifications of these partisan ankle-biters. Nor, apparently, have they actively worked to implement the Fairness Doctrine that Republicans whine about every election cycle when things aren't going their way.

Gracie

Vote Tedra

LAW

How "offended" are you, Comrade Crackpot, that you were too incompetent to get enough signatures to legally enter the election to compete against Sleazy Elise last cycle? Now you're sucking her off? WHAT A MAYYUN! Who wouldn't be proud to have YOUR endorsement for political office, Comrade? Where DO Republicans find these losers?

rockloper

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KRobbins

Maybe Russ Finley should run for office and show all them lieberals how to balance the state budget without raising taxes or cutting funding or upsetting anyone.

Oh wait, that’s right. Never mind.

progressivextian

Taxin' Tedra? Here ss the truth:

https://www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/story/37099/20180927/ny-21-stefanik-s-taxin-tedra-claims-are-misleading

KRobbins

I’m offended that Elise Stefanik ran her first two campaigns on Repeal and Replace Obamacare. Now, Trump is at the Supreme Court with a chance to leave over 64,000 people in CD-21 and 24 million Americans without health insurance. I’m offended Stefanik has no idea what to replace it. I’m offended that R and R was just a catchy slogan to appeal to Tea Partiers. I’m offended that every Republican that ran on it knew they’d never need a replacement as long as Obama kept vetoing repeals. I’m offended that Stefanik used people’s health coverage for political purposes. I’m offended she’s now using nursing home deaths for political purposes. I’m offended that Finley probably doesn’t care about any of that.

Pitbull

KR, the nursing home thing is a real example of Cuomo buffoonery. In order to make sure no one was "discriminated" against, he mandated that nursing homes take people infected with COVID-19. Then he changed the policy 2 months later with no admission of guilt. Of course Elise is going to use this to her advantage!

KRobbins

Of course Elise is going to use this to her advantage!

So, you’re saying of course Elise Stefanik is going to use nursing home deaths to her political advantage. We’re in 100% agreement. And you also agree she was playing politics with people’s health insurance when she ran on R and R O’care with no clue what to replace it with?

Pitbull

No, I'm saying Autocrat Cuomo killed people. Did you pass Algebra I, which is supposed to encourage the development of logic? This is plain as day, unless you are drinking heavily.

KRobbins

I'm saying Autocrat Cuomo killed people.

He didn’t. And you learn math skills from studying algebra. You learn to think logically by studying logic and rhetoric.

KRobbins

You can talk about Cuomo all you want, but his leadership has been more highly regarded than He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. Much more. In case you haven’t noticed there are somewhere in the neighborhood of a dozen states becoming dystopian nightmares because they followed bad advice on reopening. You think Texans might remember that in November? They still remember the Alamo.

Pitbull

Texas' form of government is far superior to this Marxist mecca. Yet I like snow, so I'm here. That dystopian bullcrap is CNN nonsense. Texas is doing fine. You ought visit some time and see what freedom feels like.

hermit thrush

the army just confirmed that 580 military medical personnel are being sent to texas to assist with caring for covid patients at civilian hospitals. doesn't exactly sound "fine."

KRobbins

You ought visit some time and see what freedom feels like.

I did visit Lackland for 6 weeks. That was enough. And if I did go back it wouldn’t be during the horrific outbreak of COVID they have there right now. But, you do you.

LAW

That is a lie, Comrade Bull S***er.

The VAST majority of COVID-19 deaths occurred BEFORE hospital patients were transferred to nursing homes. Competent medical authorities, which you ARE NOT, agree that infections in nursing homes were due mostly to already sick employees who brought the disease to their work. The management of nursing homes did NOT provide adequate screening of employees nor did they provide PPE. How is that Cuomo's fault? What this is, is a real example of YOUR buffoonery, Comrade BS. BTW: Is sleazy Elise paying you out of the same budget used for Preston "the Scag" Scagnelli? You know, he got $979.57 from the National Republican Congressional Committee. How'd you make out? BTW: What's with the "Pitbull", goofiness? Do you think you're tough? Are you acknowledging deep-seated ankle-biter predilections?

KRobbins

Elise is going to investigate nursing home deaths in all 50 states. She’s just starting with NY because it’s close to home. It’s really nothing against Cuomo. And she’d investigate Trump’s buffoonery, but it’s just that she’s already got the fatalities in nursing homes to look at, you know.

rockloper

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Newsjunkie39a

Mr. Bull is offended. Awwwww!

Pitbull

[thumbdown][thumbdown] Typical democrat. It was a joke!

Holmes -- the real one

I'[m much more offended that Stefanik and Trump HAVE BEEN wiping their nether parts on the Constitution.

rockloper

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Jackie

Stefanik just got $3.9m for the psych center and $2.5m for Samaritan hospital. Go Elise! She's almost as good for the North Country as Patty Ritchie!

progressivextian

She just used the usual pork that any politician gets. I am sure she didn't break a sweat in getting it.

rockloper

Jackie I'm so glad to see you visit the opinion pages! Actually stefanik didn't do anything that anyone else would have done - dem or repub. Republicans are gonna tear this country apart just like the orthodox jews are gonna tear apart Israel.

Jackie

It's curious how you often bring Israel into the conversation with me when it's not at all relevant. As a wise friend of mine once said, an anti-Semite is somebody who cares about the Jews more than he has to. Makes me wonder.....

Baxter

I'm voting for Tedra Cobb if she was able to do everything Russ described in his letter. Go Tedra! You got my vote.

Newsjunkie39a

Rocky, in case you wondered, my thumbs-up was for you, not Mr. Bull. Keep on truckin'!

rockloper

[thumbup]Pedal to the metal bro![beam]

rockloper

And not one mention of tRUMP. Now that is really rich. HYPOCRITE!!!!!!!!!!!Russ let's pretend you're the only one who has had to work for a living ok? And to think your tRUMPette candidate was born with a silver spoon in her hypocritical mouth while Tedra has actually had to work for a living. You're a disgrace right along with the rest of the republican party. Go cry in your fruit loops little boy.

Pitbull

I'm offended by you, rockloper. Russ wasn't talking about Trump. You know, I didnt used to believe this but given what has happened to the Democrat Party, I do now: Democrats have no right to use the word "hypocrite" against anyone. It would be hypocritical.

Nice_Commenter

Trump and a Republican Congress outspent Obama significantly, even before COVID-19. Remember when Republicans said they were “Fiscal Conservatives”? Ha ha! Great joke!

In 2006 President Trump’s third wife was pregnant, and President Trump had an affair Stormy Daniels. Remember when Republicans said they were the “family values party”? They voted in record number for a president who cheated on his third wife (while she was pregnant) with an adult film star! Glad they are protecting traditional marriage!

Holmes -- the real one

Sadly, it appears that many Republicans think that IS traditional marriage.

rockloper

Hardy har har. Russ wasn't talking about tRUMP and that's exactly my point. Thank you for emphasizing my point. You're using the typical republican playbook - hold up a mirror and start hurling insults. Your accusation is hollow at best.

Newsjunkie39a

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Farmer Liz

I'm feeling offended by this letter.

Newsjunkie39a

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Newsjunkie39a

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Gracie

Vote Tedra

Newsjunkie39a

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Nice_Commenter

He sounds triggered, can someone find him a “safe space”?

rockloper

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Jackie

Democrats have been apoplectic for the last four years, and you think this writer sounds "triggered" because he's stating some facts? Maybe you should consult your dictionary.

Pitbull

[smile] Until I read Jackie's comment, I thought, here we go again, 100%nutjob liberals in attack mode. Go Silent Majority!

Newsjunkie39a

Your comment reveals that your silent majority membership has expired, Mr. Bull.

Pitbull

That's ageism, Newsjerk. I'm offended!

Nice_Commenter

Trump lost by three million votes. Have you been to the North Country? The worst dumps have Trump flags on them.

Glad you want Stormy Daniels boyfriend to create more record levels of debt in 2020.

rockloper

Silent majority? LOL that's a laugh, you're a bunch of mouthy know nothings.[beam]

Newsjunkie39a

Oh, wait, Jackie! I think Mr. Finley forgot tomention that Ms. Cobb started the Covid19 pandemic and World War 2. You’d better remind him of his oversight.

rockloper

LOL

Holmes -- the real one

Jackie!!!!

Nice_Commenter

Obviously Jackie is also triggered.

Nice_Commenter

President Trump was enjoying Stormy Daniels while Melania was pregnant with Barron (fact). The man who gave Trump’s longtime pal Jeffrey Epstein a sweetheart prosecution got a cabinet position. Trump outspent Obama significantly.

Since “fiscal conservatism” is nonsense, and “family values” is nonsense, what are you voting for?

PS: Trumps army left a soldier alive on the battlefield in Chad, are we getting 33 Congressional hearings on that, like Benghazi?

KRobbins

Two years ago, Finley thought little enough of Stefanik to primary against. Or would have if his signatures hadn’t been messed up somehow. She must have become satisfactorily slavish and obedient to the whims of Trump to satisfy Finley. And thank God for that.

rockloper

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Newsjunkie39a

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rockloper

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