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IF SANFORD BISHOP WANTS to balance the budget, it’s not that hard, and the method is simple: if you take in $2 million and want to spend $3M, just simply give each item in the budget 67% of what’s requested. Will people get hurt? Yes. Will people be more hurt in the future by overspending today? ABSOLUTELY.

NINETY DAYS PAID LEAVE for Judge Weaver. No wonder the government is in the shape it’s in.

HONESTLY? WOW, FOR ALL the people who said Dr. Sperrazza shouldn’t be behind bars and that he made an honest mistake, see, there is your proof. Give him a slap on the wrist and he didn’t learning anything. So can we all agree to send him to prison now?

A CERTAIN PAIN CLINIC in Albany could use a look, too.

WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING down here from all over the country, and especially Kentucky and Tennessee, to buy pain pills from these pop-up pain clinics so they can sell them on the streets. Unfortunately, the MDs are in it for the money and seem to not care about the public in general – you know, the ones they take the oath to cause no harm to.

I CANNOT UNDERSTAND WHY someone who is educated and has the potential to make a very good living would do something so dumb as Dr. Sperrazza. How in the world did he manage to become a doctor?

LOVE YOU, JAMES EPPLER. I’m so sorry this happened.

AWESOME FOR KEVIN HOGENCAMP to write what he did about James Eppler. There will be no apology because that would take a person of integrity to do so.

I DON’T KNOW THE Eppler family, but am very sorry to hear how a young man fighting for our freedom has to go through such turmoil. My hearts go out to both families. May peace be with you.

WOW, THE PICTURE ON last week’s Sports page brings back a lot of good memories from my youth playing on the Dixie league all-stars. We went to state and played in Rome, Ga., in 1972.

IT’S BEEN NEARLY 42 years since the Stonewall riots. New York, you’ve come a long way. I’m proud to see you stand up for individual liberty and thrilled for what this could mean for some dear friends all across the country.

I DO NOT KNOW where a good many of the Republican Party’s hopefuls are coming from. They are not Republicans that Ronald Reagan would recognize. The party I have been affiliated with all my life has not been isolationist, at least in my lifetime.

IT BURNS ME UP when I hear and see my people shut their eyes to policy and its importance in our lives!

“IT DOESN’T AFFECT ME.” ‘Voting is a waste of time.” “I don’t care what the politicians are doing. It doesn’t pertain to me.” WHAT? If you are alive and breathing, policy, politicians, politics has EVERYTHING to do with EVERYTHING you do! From the air we breathe to the water we drink, our public and private schools, universities, financial aid, jobs, gas, groceries, housing, utilities, medical care, social security …everything is at stake!

NO ONE POLITICAL PARTY is responsible and we are charged with the duty to vote, to support, and to hold all elected official accountable!

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Tom Knighton is the publisher of The Albany Journal. In November, 2011, he became the first blogger to take over a newspaper anywhere in the world. In August of 2012, he made the difficult decision to take the Journal out of print circulation and become an online news agency, a first for the Albany area.

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