Merrick, LI: During World War II, bomber pilots said that flak was always heavier on the target. It’s funny how all these people and media sources are after Tucker Carlson because he’s showing video footage that the American people have never seen. Bernie Thompson, the head of the January 6 Committee, stated that he never saw this video. How is that possible? He was in charge.
Because of this, your newspaper still has delusional people who believe that six policemen lost their lives on January 6th. In fact, last week, broadcaster Mark Tarasiewicz said that he still believes that Brian Sicknick was beaten and choked by Trump supporters. The only person who died on January 6 was an unarmed woman named Ashli Babbitt who was killed by police, who was filmed by John Sullivan, who Rudy Giuliani said was a member of Antifa.
Before anyone claims that January 6 was the worst day in US history since the Civil War, five members of Congress were gunned down on the House floor on March 1, 1954, by independent Puerto Rican nationalists.
From the moment Donald Trump walked down the escalator in 2015, the government has been after him because he wasn’t an insider. For all that is wrong with Trump, we are all human beings, he truly produced for the American people, unlike the administration the country is dealing with now. donald ziminski
Fort Worth, Texas – Tucker Carlson has taken The Big Lie to a whole new level by taking 40,000 hours of violent footage from the January 6 insurrection and turning it into a five-minute video of a group of peaceful tourists just hanging out. route. From the capital. I imagine Carlson’s next project after banning books on the brutal history of slavery will be to prove that so-called slaves were so grateful to plantation owners for giving them food and shelter that they cooked, cleaned and happily sang black spiritual songs. as they happily toiled in the cotton fields from dawn to dusk. sharon austry
Fairfield, Conn.: So Lauren Boebert’s 17-year-old son got his girlfriend of 15 years pregnant. I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but Boebert is making Sarah Palin look good. Stephen Johnson
Albany: I knew from reading the headline “Search for New York Witches Uncovers the Monsters Next Door” (March 12) that Goody Garlick was inside. For some, these are fantasy tales. For others, these are family tales. For me, it’s family history. Salem had politics and religious fanaticism. Eastern Long Island had petty feuds and gossip disputes. What was not understood then is the science we now know better. Elizabeth Howell died after giving birth, which the article does not mention. Her daughter survived. When Elizabeth Garlick was sent to Connecticut to stand trial, Elizabeth Howell’s father, Lion Gardiner, interceded. He was a man of his time, but his humanity manifests itself in his numerous attempts to avoid harm. Garlick’s husband, Joshua, was employed by Gardiner on the island that still bears his name. Elizabeth (Gardiner) Howell had a sister, Mary (Gardiner) Conklin, my ancestor. honor conklin
Brooklyn: Leonard Greene was right (“Bigot busted, for now” column, March 12). If we do not take a position, with our silence we are allowing it. Enough is enough. vito labella
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Chester, NJ: Dear Mr. Greene, I’m sorry you had to listen to the anti-Semitic tirade on the bus. I’m sorry I called you the N word. I’m so sorry no one on that bus had the character to join you in telling the racist and anti-Semite that he was not welcome to spew his filth in public. As a Jew, I have always believed that racists (people who hate black and brown people) hate Jews too. We are just harder to distinguish in a crowd. It may be easy to say this after the fact, and you may not believe me, but I would have joined you to talk if I was on that bus. david j melvin
Jamaica: To Host Michael Ilardi: I have a feeling if you saw a white guy wearing a helmet on that billboard, you’d have absolutely no problem with it. But you may get tons of backlash and complaints about why a man was put on the poster instead of the traditional woman. Before the whites immigrated to this land, it was already inhabited by indigenous people of color. Then, when blacks were imported to this land, the population of people of color increased. Over the years, this land has acquired many shades of color. So instead of looking at the sign and asking “why”, look at it and say “why not?” After all, that’s what this land is all about. carol grant
Pine Plains, NY: Host Anthony Johnson so eloquently described the importance of teaching the history of slavery in America. I chose that topic as a hypothetical example to be removed from all discussion because it would be so utterly offensive to do so that the very idea is ridiculous. We both agree that the recent trend of editing history to supposedly protect children from uncomfortable topics is neither desirable nor helpful for their maturation. It is only by facing unpleasant problems that they can become fully mature adults capable of living in our ever-changing world. Joseph McCluskey
Brooklyn: The brilliant people who run this city have a hard time understanding why so many police officers are retiring. Let me list the reasons for this: 1) Underpay compared to Nassau County. 2) Police officers are forced to become social workers. 3) The city government does not support them. What is the solution? Increase the pay scale and have social workers do the social work and allow the police to enforce the law. melissa lieberman
Staten Island: I am retired from the New York City Department of Education. Re “Union Bosses Support Retiree Medical Change” (March 10): That’s not true. Michael Mulgrew was the main reason it was changed because he has the majority of the members. He is the traitor who has affected all the workers in the city, especially the teachers, by allowing the city and Mayor Adams to fire the teachers, and now allows them to return as new employees with starting salaries, causing significant losses. in salary and seniority. No real union leader would allow this. Rosa Ironguard
West Harrison, NY: Once again, the New York City teachers union headed by Michael Mulgrew looms large in the controversy over the retirees’ Medicare Advantage mess. In negotiating a new contract with the union, former Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to fund an increase using money earmarked for retiree health benefits; switching to Medicare Advantage would accomplish that goal. Retirees went to court multiple times to stop the city from implementing the Medicare Advantage plan, and each time, the courts ruled in their favor. After one of those rulings, Mulgrew said he would no longer support the city’s effort to change plans. So what about last week? The plan is put to a vote, and Mulgrew votes to change the plan. I wonder what backdoor deal he made with the mayor. Peter Creanza
East Elmhurst: Mikaela Shiffrin surpassed Ingemar Stenmark’s long-standing record for all-time World Cup victories on Saturday with her 87th victory. The historic victory, in a slalom in Are, Sweden, came just one day after Shiffrin equaled the Swedish legend’s record, a mark that stood for 34 years. Are is where Shiffrin earned her first World Cup victory, in a slalom in 2012. And she’s not done yet. She says that she is stronger than ever and is looking forward to the next races. She is a good role model for all of us. She doesn’t give up on your dreams. gerson fernandes