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Letters to the Editor for April 14, 2022

Thu, 04/14/2022 - 09:48

Pondering the Demise
East Hampton
April 11, 2022

Dear Mr. Editor,

Hope everyone is well at The Star. I see the letters were a little light last week, but one writer stood out, Bengt Hokanson. I liked his mind-set: “They take from us, we take from them!”

As I sit here pondering the demise of the East End as we know it, I can’t help but to think of what’s on the minds of the supervisors and town boards.

As you know, I am a reader of the letters to the editor in both The Star and The Press. Every week, writers from both papers are crying out for the onslaught of construction, destruction, and traffic to be curtailed or, at the very least, some type of a moratorium on construction. Does anyone in government bother to read these letters, or do they just plow ahead regardless of what the people think?

I mean, every week there is some disruptive building application that adversely affects a neighborhood. This week it was “Eatery Site Plan a Lot to Swallow.” If I lived in that neighborhood, I would be out of my mind. I can recall evenings on my way to Maidstone Beach when you can barely get through the cars on both sides of the street and down the side street. That’s no way to live.

You see, I remember that place as Gus’s General Store. As kids, we would motor there via the Folkstone water way, walk up the hill for a burger and a shake. It was a little luncheonette never meant to handle the traffic it sees now. And what about the septic system? The waterway is about 100 feet away. What kind of a deal do you make there when there is no parking to start with? As always, best regards.

Yours to command,

JEFFREY PLITT

 

Mission Creep
East Hampton
April 11, 2022

Dear David,

I write as a private citizen in East Hampton and not in any of my professional capacities.

There are two issues regarding the proposed renovations at Guild Hall that should be well considered. The variances before the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals are substantial, as the residentially zoned property is already over three times the permitted coverage. Providing access for the disabled is an uncontested improvement. However, bringing food and drink to the front of the building, including tables and chairs, seems an intensification of this pre-existing, nonconforming use. It will surely bring more light, noise and activity during Guild Hall’s hours of operation, which vary according to the programs it conducts. Additionally, it will be difficult for Guild Hall’s patrons, and the public, to distinguish between the outdoor dining area and the sidewalk, which is a public right of way.

An argument could be made that food consumption outside is a secondary use and not ancillary to the designated theater use, which is the pre-existing nonconforming designation. Providing beverages and snacks indoors seems coherent with the theater use; providing them for outdoor consumption does not. The next step could be wait-service to these tables. How much more mission creep must the residents of the community bear?

Diminishing the number of parking spaces, even if the circulation is improved, only exacerbates the lack of parking in the village, where a 50 percent deficit already exists. Even though the numbers of seats in the building are also meant to be diminished, should not the plans for Guild Hall indicate where it expects its patrons to park? Twenty parking spaces isn’t enough. To continue to intensify the use on this residential lot without providing parking options requires more thoughtful management.

While no visible connection appears in the variance applications before the Z.B.A., it seems imprudent to ignore that there has always been a shared parking arrangement between Guild Hall and the Library. Diminishing the number of parking spaces for Guild Hall will have an impact on the Library and its programs as well. One wonders how this will work going forward, particularly as both are venues for another not-for-profit, the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Many mourn the loss of the East Hampton we all knew and loved once upon a time. But, even though it has not functioned over the last decade or so the way Mrs. Woodhouse envisioned it 90 years ago, Guild Hall remained not only a physical space, but a spiritual tie to her initial concept for this community. Her idea was to build a place where the confluence of art, music, drama, and craft provided a vehicle for local people to meet and share experiences, with the understanding that this communion of local talents and the art world would strengthen citizenship.

I helped to form and have served on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations and understand that boards often have difficult decisions to make when helping the organization realize its mission. While this issue will not appear before the Z.B.A., the planned destruction of the iconic circus tent ceiling to make way for more acoustically advanced surfaces seems a particular forfeiture to the community. The notion that the acoustics will be improved, seating diminished and made more comfortable with fewer, larger seats, necessarily raises ticket prices and pushes year-round folks out of the experience.

All of our not-for-profits are dependent upon the wealth of the second-home community to merely function, if not to flourish. The challenge for those well-meaning individuals who really do wish to help, is to try to preserve the original sensibility of our institutions without remaking these places into upscale versions of the urban centers from which they come. Wasn’t it that very bucolic, small-town characteristic part of what brought second-home owners to this community in the first place?

This is not the purview of the Z.B.A., but it provides the proper context within which these decisions will be made. Guild Hall’s board of directors should really search their hearts to consider if this plan secures the intentions of its founder. I suspect it does not.

Sincerely,

KATHLEEN CUNNINGHAM

 

Serves Many Purposes
Hampton Bays
April 10, 2022

Hi, David,

I am writing this letter in support of the plans to boost what Guild Hall offers to all. I believe that changes are being designed to improve the experience for visitors and those who perform or show their art — it’s exciting. I’ve lived out here for over 50 years now, and that “jewel box” has been at the top of my list of places that keep me happy and informed. For many years as a teacher (Springs, John Marshall, Hampton Day School), I took classes to see the work or to experience what live theater is right nearby. Some children performed in recitals or in the Springs School opera. What is most exciting to me is that Guild Hall serves many purposes for wide audiences. It’s to dazzle and connect us and to make us gather and appreciate all of the arts.

When I rewind my memories, the shows with de Kooning and Larry Rivers, Laurie Anderson’s virtual reality “trip” and, recently, Robert Longo’s giant charcoal paintings come flashing by. I’ve heard interviews, watched films and plays, clapped, laughed, and have even cried at memorials. Guild Hall is a pulsing magnet that has drawn me 20 miles east from Hampton Bays because it’s always different and changing. And that will continue because art matters. It’s a vital place because it engages us in many ways.

The design team of Peter Pennoyer, Ed Hollander, and Bran Ferren are top-notch and they all have connections to our East End and to Guild Hall. I met Bran Ferren recently at The Church in Sag Harbor at the Creativity Conference. His reputation as an pioneering engineer of sound systems and spaces is known globally but he smiled when he proudly shared what he designed as a student in East Hampton High School. Expanding and sharing with audiences everywhere through technology is a key part of what is ahead. That the inside spaces will be more comfortable is an additional plus.

Since the pandemic I’ve attended some events outside there and the expansion of a patio and the outdoor spaces will build on that. I trust the vision of Andrea Grover and her visionary team, the board members, and want to thank them for dreaming and moving us ahead. Count me as a supporter who says “full steam ahead.”

“Change is necessary for growth,” someone once advised me as I trained to be a change agent entering public schools almost 40 years ago. It’s also what keeps the energy flowing. I’m all for the changes ahead at Guild Hall.

Sincerely,

IRENE TULLY

 

Audio Demands
Bridgehampton
April 5, 2022

To the Editor:

Having appeared at the theater in, I believe, 1966, and most every summer for the last about 18 years, I have a great attachment to the John Drew as, I know, do most of the artists and audiences who’ve had the opportunities to appear and observe the same. It is, of course, a charmer, circus tent and all.

Over these last years I’ve tussled with some of the audial and visual limitations we’ve encountered. Rather than list them, and foray into technical matters in which I am hardly qualified, I’ll say there are plenty of compromises that have needed to be made in presentations I’ve prepared; all of those limitations are being considered and much alleviated by the proposed renovation. The proof is in the pudding for the audio and visual improvements as a performance space, so we’ll have to wait for confirmation until summer of 2023. In the meantime, the changes to the auditorium are arresting and beautiful, and the public could do with some pictures of those changes.

People will have objections to changing the Drew. If the problems and solutions could be accomplished without losing our circus tent, that would be fine, but the audio demands it be changed. It is, after all, an auditorium, emphasis on the first syllable, and most of the offerings I’ve been involved with rely on audio above all so I am in favor of giving up what we have for something that promises greater clarity and accessibility.

HARRIS YULIN

 

Art and Nature
East Hampton
April 11, 2022

To the Editor,

I am writing in support of the Brooks-Park Arts and Nature Center on behalf of the Ladies Village Improvement Society Landmarks Committee.

James Brooks (1906-1992) and Charlotte Park (1918-2010) were pioneers of the Abstract Expressionism movement. They settled in Springs to be near friends, fellow artists, and neighbors, including Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner and Elaine and Willem de Kooning. The site features the house and studios where Brooks and Park lived and worked, all situated on 11 pristine wooded acres, adjacent to the East Hampton hiking trails.

In 2013, the property was purchased by the Town of East Hampton through the community preservation fund, and the structures were designated a town historic landmark in 2014. After years of neglect, the buildings have fallen into disrepair. Given its current condition, and notwithstanding its landmark designation, the site is now being threatened by town-funded demolition.

James Brooks and Charlotte Park were major artists who lived and worked in Springs for over 40 years. The property provides local historical context within the broader midcentury artists’ movement, and there has been a recent resurgence of interest in both artists. In fact, the Berry Campbell Gallery in Chelsea currently has a show of Charlotte Park’s works on paper, and the Parrish Art Museum is planning a retrospective of the work of James Brooks in 2023.

After recently touring the grounds, it is easy to imagine how the intersection of art and nature assisted Brooks and Park in their creative processes. The peaceful and meditative 11 acre-property nurtures an appreciation for nature and inspires creativity. The property has the potential of being enjoyed by the entire community through activities such as trail hiking, bird and plant identification classes, drawing and painting classes, interview programs with artists and naturalists, lectures, and the collaboration of local schools, nature organizations, and historical societies.

A Brooks-Park Arts and Nature Center would become a star in the constellation of artists’ studio residences, joining the Pollock-Krasner House, Duck Creek Farm, the Leiber Collection, and The D’Amico Institute of Art. The landmarks committee of L.V.I.S. applauds the Brooks-Park Arts and Nature Center’s management committee, whose members have worked tirelessly to preserve the artistic legacy of James Brooks and Charlotte Park, and urges the town to protect and restore the artists’ studios and residence.

Respectfully,

RACHEL COOPER

Chairwoman

L.V.I.S. Landmarks Committee

 

Funding Three Projects
Springs
April 11, 2022

Dear Mr. Rattray:

The title of your editorial “A Plea for More Science” (April 7) resonated with the Accabonac Protection Committee, given our goal of funding scientific research about water quality in Accabonac Harbor. We consider the projects we fund to be exploratory in nature, allowing researchers to select sites for specific remediation. The work we fund may result in more expensive projects that the community preservation fund might elect to fund. At this time, we are funding three projects to be conducted by Ron Paulsen and Molly Graffam of the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County:

• Pilot project at the Springs General Store: There is a significant ammonium plume entering Accabonac Harbor near the Springs General Store. The source of the plume is believed to be upland septic. Although septic systems have been upgraded, the ammonium plume may persist for four to eight years. Further site characterization is necessary to refine this estimate. The plume is causing problems for Accabonac Harbor. Funds provided by the A.P.C. will be used to complete a site characterization that will inform later phases to be funded through the Town of East Hampton Community Preservation Fund. It is anticipated that data and information generated during this project will help to develop a standard approach for treating ammonium plumes in future.

• Northern Accabonac Harbor surface and groundwater monitoring: This is the project Molly Graffam presented to the Trustees. The A.P.C. is funding two phases of this project: Phase one will map surface water field parameters and nitrogen/pathogen concentrations, and phase two will map porewater and groundwater field parameters and nitrogen/pathogen concentrations. Locations will be based on the phase one survey.

• Bacterial survey of southwest Harbor and Pussy’s Pond: This bacteriological survey will add to the growing dataset of water quality information in the area.

These are truly innovative research projects. A.P.C. has enjoyed the collaboration with Ron Paulsen and Molly Graffam over the past several years. We look forward to sharing more information at our A.P.C. forums throughout the year.

Special thanks to our members for their contributions that make this work possible. Anyone who is interested in learning more about the A.P.C. can visit our website, accabonac.org. We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Regards,

PATRICE DALTON

President

Accabonac Protection Committee

 

Skip the Stuff
East Hampton
April 11, 2022

Dear David,

I am writing in reference to the Editorial section in The Star on March 31, “Plastics in the Blood a Warning Signal.” Since that printing, researchers have found microplastics deep in the lungs of living people. Although it is virtually impossible to be plastic-free-perfect, we can change the way we use plastic and slow the inevitable entrance of it into our bodies.

The Eastern Long Island Chapter of Surfrider Foundation is initiating a “Skip the Stuff” campaign. The restaurant industry has suffered many losses due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many restaurants had to adapt their business models, relying mostly on takeout orders as their source of income. However, this also dramatically increased the amount of disposable materials needed to fulfill these orders. Restaurants started purchasing and distributing more single-use materials like takeout containers, to-go bags, to-go cups, straws, stirrers, utensils, condiment packets, and napkins in response to the demand for to-go orders. While some of these materials were essential to keep restaurants in business, we feel that an important change can be made to benefit the restaurant owner, the customer, and the environment.

Takeout orders should only include the “stuff” if and when the customer requests it. Restaurants often include all these items by default, but, in reality, they are unnecessary for most customers who will enjoy their meal at home. where they likely have everything they need. The restaurant pays for these extra materials, but is this a necessary expense? This extra “stuff” is a waste for both restaurant and customer.

The vast majority of these single-use items cannot be recycled and end up incinerated or in landfills. They add to our plastic pollution crisis, littering our streets, parks, rivers, and oceans — entering the food chain along the way. As most of these items are made from petroleum, they degrade very slowly in the natural environment, contain toxins, and contribute to the climate crisis. The proof is in the data.

Our Eastern Long Island Chapter volunteers have recorded data on 58 beach cleanups from 2019 to 2021. In just three years, our volunteers have saved over 3,250 pieces of takeout “stuff” from our beaches. These are just our numbers; there’s no telling how many more have littered the environment in that time. Of the top-10 items that we find at the beach, 9 out of 10 are food-related waste. We are asking restaurants in our community to provide single-use takeout accessories by request only. It may seem like a small step toward a much deeper problem but changing minds and behavior on one fork, straw, and water bottle at a time makes a big difference for us all.

Sincerely,

COURTNEY GARNEAU

Chairwoman

Eastern Long Island Surfrider Foundation

 

Safe to Drink?
East Hampton
April 5, 2022

To the Editor,

Long Island’s drinking water is the most contaminated in all of New York State, and residents need to know if their water is safe to drink. Our water resources come from below our feet, with residential, commercial, and industrial surface activities above. These surface activities greatly impact the quality of our drinking water. We on the East End have a single-source aquifer that is designated in many places as a Special Groundwater Protection Area. S.G.P.A.s are deep-recharge areas for replenishing our water resources. Regrettably, they are also the location of much of our industries.

The Springs-Fireplace industrial corridor is the home of the largest industrial and commercial area in all of East Hampton. This area is also a deep-recharge area for replenishing our water resources. It includes the East Hampton Recycling and Disposal Center, which has a capped mountain with hazardous cancer-causing contaminants below, two huge mulching and composting operations, a sand and gravel mine that has reached groundwater. Then there are the contractor depots like Below the Bridge, where contractors cue up for their daily activities from rinky-dink storage facilities without the eye of the town assessing the safety of their practices.

This industrial area is experiencing rapid development without regard to the S.G.P.A. below and to its impact on traffic congestion. It’s an example of the right of private owners to develop according to zoning without regard to environmental impact and the public good. All of these industrial developments remove the natural filtration properties of vegetation allowing surface water exposed to industries activities to percolate into groundwater.

PFOS and PFOAS are forever contaminants; they do not decompose over time. They are ubiquitous and cause serious health problems. A 2019 New York State initiative determined that the East Hampton landfill on Springs-Fireplace Road had concentrations of PFOS 51 parts per thousand and PFOAS 68 parts per thousand in the groundwater. Both are above the Environmental Protection Agency groundwater standard of 40 parts per thousand. Clearly, the Springs-Fireplace industrial corridor is not compatible with protecting our water resources.

There have been many studies conducted to examine ways to protect groundwater on the East End: The East Hampton 2005 Comprehensive Plan: “. . . groundwater quality should be considered in designating land areas worthy of protection.” But a look at the many recent industrial and commercial projects along the Springs-Fireplace industrial corridor clearly indicates that groundwater protection has not been a serious consideration nor a priority in this deep-recharge area.

Industrial development inside our town is occurring at a faster pace than our ability to control its consequences. The town board needs to play a greater role in protecting our water resources for future generations than what we are currently receiving from the Department of Environmental Conservation. Changes in commercial/industrial zoning are necessary. Legislation requiring industries to follow safe practices and funding for greater enforcement should become a priority. The completion of a comprehensive traffic study of current and future buildout along Springs Fireplace should be the predicate for assessing any future development.

Suffolk County Department of Health Services recommends having your private well tested every other year to determine if your water is safe to drink. Remediation of contaminants can be cost prohibitive and our community needs the Suffolk County Water Authority to expand water supplies to residential neighborhoods that are not currently served.

FRANK RIINA

 

Stephen Hand’s Path
East Hampton
April 11, 2022

To the Editor:

Stephen Hand’s Path from Route 27 to Long Lane is a mess and it has been for years. A heavily traveled route for cars and trucks (many now use Stephen Hand’s Path to bypass the village) should be fixed.

On the sides of the road, especially between Route 27 and Route 114, vehicles are constantly pulling over and destroying the edges of the road. The town, instead of planting bushes or tall grasses or anything that would absorb the rain water and look nice, has graveled over every spot, and there are many. The rainwater has nowhere to drain. Recently, plows have created canal-like ditches to try to collect the water from the road. This does not, and will not, work. Chris Russo tried this years ago, (look at the corner of Swamp Road and 114 ). The water collects, becomes stagnant, and turns into a breeding area for mosquitos.

The stretch of Stephen Hand’s Path between 114 and Long Lane is horrendous. It constantly floods, the sides are corroded and bumpy. The right-turn “lane” onto 114 was created by cars driving along the edge. It was never properly created or paved; it is full of ditches and potholes. Only recently, a right turn arrow was installed but the actual turn lane was never fixed.

Stephen Hand’s Path is not even a flat road; it has a very strange curvature which makes driving there even more uncomfortable. Why was/is Stephen Hand’s Path never fixed properly? Please, Town of East Hampton, correct this problem.

JANE ADELMAN

 

Potential Tinderbox
East Hampton
April 5, 2022

To the Editor,

Swamp road is a potential tinderbox due to the felled trees just left to decay on the ground. Will East Hampton Town be responsible for damages should a disaster occur?

What can be done now to petition the town to take actions now to prevent a future calamitous occurrence? Surely those in the northwest surrounding areas should be concerned.

Take action Now! Petition the town to have the area cleared of felled trees.

JOAN LAUFER

 

Unfair Advantage
East Hampton Village
April 8, 2022

Dear Mr. Rattray,

I am writing in regards to the recent letters to the editor referencing the tables in front of Hampton Chutney. I don’t think that anybody is against these tables and it was already established that outdoor dining is permitted in the village. What I have issue with is that, according to the mayor at a village board meeting, he was given these tables, and then when questioned as to what he was going to do with them, he said he was giving them to Hampton Chutney.

This is not the job of village government and gives an unfair advantage to Chutney. This is clearly not about should or should not tables be there, but instead, why doesn’t the village supply tables to everyone and umbrellas and anything else they can spend village taxpayers money on?

My understanding is that the village board is to make and establish policies, not to pick and choose what they want to do as it suits them. There are codes in place, and if they want to change them, do it the appropriate way with public hearings and actually listening to their constituents.

Very truly yours,

STEPHEN DEMPSEY

 

In Huge Support
East Hampton
April 7, 2022

Dear Editor,

We are writing in huge support of the Chutney keeping their outdoor seating in East Hampton. The Chutney has become an essential bedrock of the community. They literally kept an entire community fed during Covid and have provided a safe, wonderful haven for so many residents, our American version of a European piazza. During these challenging times, we need places like the Chutney that include outdoor space! We need to be able to gather safely, indoors and outdoors, while also enjoying nutritious healthy food. Removing the outdoor seating at the Chutney will be devastating to the community and morale.

My husband, John, and I have been local East Hampton residents for decades and we love it here! However, if the town doesn’t protect local businesses and community-builders like the Chutney, we will seriously consider moving, as will many other residents that we know.

The Amagansett Square’s sad loss was East Hampton’s incredible gain. Let’s not make the same foolish and short-sighted mistake that they made.

Please help protect this establishment and its outdoor seating, as it brings so much to the core quality of life in our beloved East Hampton Town and community!

Passionately and respectfully,

REGINA SCULLY

Hampton Chutney’s new location is in East Hampton Village; it is no longer within town jurisdiction, as it was in the privately owned Amagansett Square. Ed.

 

Never Braked
Plainview
April 9, 2022

To the Editor,

I used to root for Tiger Woods, but I now wonder If I’m the only person rooting against him. My primary reason is his horrific auto accident that seems to have everyone sympathizing with him. But he himself caused that “accident” by illegally, recklessly, and dangerously speeding at 83 to 87 miles per hour in a 45 m.p.h. zone. He never braked, and he hit a tree at 75 m.p.h. Only luck and circumstances kept him from hitting head-on a hypothetical family of five and doing much more damage to their bodies than he did to his own family with his previous drunken crash into a fire hydrant that led to his divorce from his first wife. So while I hope he’s physically able to play all 72 holes in the Masters, I sure hope a “better” person (if not a better player) wins the championship.

RICHARD SIEGELMAN

 

Ode to Jackson

“Farewell,” said we, to R.B.G.

“Hello,” we say, to K.B.J.!

How very sweet it is to find

That justice can be color blind.

Those who said “Nay” to her ascent

Failed in their rancor to prevent

Her escalation to a post

Where brains and talent count the most.

With these Ketanji’s amply blessed,

She passes every probing test.

With such pervasive competence,

To turn her down would make no sense!

JOHN CROWDER

 

Deranged Behavior
East Hampton
April 10, 2022

David,

When 47 Republican senators walked out after Justice Jackson was confirmed and Mitt Romney, who stayed, was called a pedophile, I racked my brain to try and figure what forces are underlying this absurd deranged behavior. This sad pathetic display was missing white hoods.

My conclusions:

Prostitution is renowned as one of the oldest professions. It is a simple transaction, and sometimes one gets a little more than they bargained for. Our political class has adopted prostitution as its primary operating plan. Missing is the respect for women (not all pros are women) and the belief in fair trade. Consequently, we are rarely satisfied with what we have paid for and always walk away scratching our heads. Almost any early 20th century clinician (pre-penicillin) would diagnose the current mental limitations and incapacity of Republican politicians as some form of syphilitic degeneration. Really difficult to dispute.

The problem with our political hooker class is that they are sexually unwell and don’t like women, especially women of color. Being sexually unbalanced or confused is typified by Newt Gingrich’s moral majority gang, who spend their mornings praying and their evenings in orgiastic boy-fun delight, and by the last president who never engaged in sex that he hadn’t paid for. Transactional.

Politicians of marginal intellect, weak character, and low sexual esteem often focus on issues that are irrelevant, manufactured, or designed to create self-esteem by denigrating others. So when faced with complicated problems like Ukraine and the need to redesign a world order, or rampant inflation, that have no easy solutions, they rave and rant about abortion, critical race theory, voting rights, and personal freedoms. They turn into syphilitic hookers who don’t believe in condoms. (Freedom to perpetuate.)

Presidents are less responsible for economic conditions in their first year, as they are the policies of their predecessors that predominate. Obama inherited a crash and Biden, a Covid economy. The test is not what they inherited but how they dealt with it. Regardless of the cause of inflation Biden owns it.

Inflation is a function of excess demand over supply. During Covid, with the country shut down, the government initiated huge programs to support individuals and businesses. It saved our butts, yet it infused large quantities of money into the economy. Simultaneously, supply chains began to collapse, and the amounts of available goods diminished substantially. The price of oil was already rising, and the Ukraine war added to the problem. Millions of jobs were created in the past 14 months and, along with wage increases, added even more to the demand side.

If Biden and the Dems had not pushed for support for the economy, there would be less demand and a lot more economic misery — lower inflation. Yet, while the unusual amount of governmental support did not exist in the rest of the world, the level of inflation is the same. The inflation dilemma is a world crisis and there is little that can be done in an individual country to control it.

Price controls is a rarely used option that seems unworkable in a global economy. Domestic oil production is one of the few areas where it might actually work. The cost of producing oil in the U.S. has not increased due to the high external demand for oil, nor the Ukraine war. Oil prices go up automatically as the price per barrel in world markets increases. The price increase is reflexive, not cost-related. If oil companies were even remotely patriotic and not obscenely greedy they could maintain a lower price level and still make substantial profits. They choose not to.

Which brings us back to prostitution. If our political class embraces the prostitution model, why shouldn’t our business class? As they collude to obfuscate their dirty dealings, we are left defenseless. Screwed, literally and figuratively. One of the problems of syphilis is a loss of conscience.

So, when we try to understand why 47 senators walked out when the first Black woman in the history of our country — who is politically moderate — was voted onto the court, we are left with the contagion of syphilis. Does anyone have a better reasoning?

NEIL HAUSIG

 

Corrupt Story
Montauk
April 9, 2022

Dear David,

“For God’s sake, this man cannot stay in power.” White House tried to fix it. The president meant, “We have U.S. troops training Ukrainian forces in Poland.” The president has created national security information and created more confusion. The White House is trying to fix all of Biden’s gaffes, but he keeps running his mouth and then on TV denies he ever said it.

Anyone with an ounce of common sense can look at the job Joe Biden’s done in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia and know it’s not good enough; 56 percent of America see it, according to the Trafalgar Group survey recently released. Only a third of respondents replied, “No, Biden does not have a conflict of interest in the war.” Joe Biden is compromised. He’s senile and incompetent.

Look at the destruction he’s done in 15 months. Don’t trust the media; they’ve ignored the laptop story about Hunter (while his father’s swearing he knew nothing). Now one year later, media is picking up the corrupt story.

“Come On In” sign is up at the border, and Biden administration announced Friday that the Title 42 is being axed. Even Democrats are warning against this move. President Biden, stop using the strategic reserve oil and gas — it will leave America empty in time of need

In God and country,

BEA DERRICO


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