Author: flippinamsterdam

A Hacked Democracy

The whirlwind around hacking and its impact on the recent election is a perfect storm to observe the dismal state of public discourse and media, the fractured political climate and the fundamental inability to think and reason clearly. I recognize that the ability to think...

The Right-Wing Funhouse Mirror of Dennis Pragar

According to Dennis Pragar in National Review, Ten Reasons Left-Wingers Cut Trump Voters from Their Lives , we liberals are a terrible lot. Did you know that there more mean people on the left than the right? Pragar makes just such a claim. The question of...

City Taxpayers to Bail Out Losses at Golf Course

From Mohawk Valley Compass (Council completes department head budget meetings, sets public hearing): The golf course budget was left unchanged. The golf course fund is projected to require a $65,772 transfer from the general fund to meet its expenses. I only harp on the golf...

Joy Along the Mohawk

Chris Churchill at TImes Union wrote an interesting piece, Churchill: Minions lost in Amsterdam’s struggling downtown, on the minions downtown. Here’s a snippet: I’m not from Amsterdam, so I don’t care which mayor or political party was responsible for the Minions. I don’t care who...