Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Tele-Town Hall with Elise Stefanik, Billy Jones and Dan Stec

Elise Stefanik

Elise Stefanik

The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a conversation with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and Assemblymen Billy Jones and Dan Stec. They will provide updates on  the COVID-19 pandemic and what the federal and state governments are doing to address the crisis.

When: Wednesday, April 8 from 11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.

 


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44 Responses

  1. Charlie S says:

    Last I heard Stefanik was stirring up anti Chinese sentiment regards coronavirus or outright blaming this pandemic on China which seems to be the case, but let us not forget her supreme leader Trump who was at least two months behind on taking action on this virus even when told by top officials that he should….so that we now have the largest # of cases of this virus in the world. If this don’t bring down this idiot and his gang there’s no hope for us or the world!!

    • Boreas says:

      Charlie,

      As long as the the president’s dog-and-pony show gets 2 free hours of coverage every day, facts aren’t going to matter much. History is being revised daily.

      • Suzanne says:

        Could we vote this idiot out of here? She is a Trump sycophant and doesn’t live in the Adirondacks, never shows up to speak with her constituants or address concerns, so why is she here except to further her ambitions? Charlie, your mouth to God’s ear. Boreas, I’d like to stop listening to the news, but I can’t help myself. On a happier note, the spring peepers and other froggies are out and singing in swamps and vernal pools everywhere. Listen to their beautiful voices and bless their sweet little hearts.

        • JohnL says:

          I don’t live in he District, but I’d vote for her in a second if I did. It’s really simple Suzanne. Just vote her out if you don’t like what she’s doing. That’s what I did in 2016, and you know what, it works!

          • suzanne says:

            Thank you so very much for your opinion, John L. Too bad you don’t live here. I do, and I look forward to voting Elise Stephanik out.

    • JohnL says:

      Just to question two of your points Charlie. Do you HONESTLY believe that China A. Was NOT the origin of the virus? and 2.Is giving you honest numbers for cases and deaths in China? Actually, do you believe all the information coming from China. Just curious.

    • Sandor says:

      Its actually 31 years 5 months.yes the Chinese virus went un- noticed by our millions $ funded WHO.We should stop funding them so we can pay our unemployed. I am very smart but not a genius..lol!!My grandparents came over on a boat and were treated fairly: get a job work/work/work.Now we let illegals in to get social security, free health ins,driver license and stimulus $$.Wake up Americans!!!We should come 1st!!!Now a DemocRat wants to send 5 million$ to our ENEMY IRAN while at the same time votes no to Unemployed US stimulus recipients??!! 🇱🇷🇱🇷

  2. Sandor says:

    Anyone who blames our Prez after his supreme performance is a liblip or demokraut…our fake Gov. who let subways/parks and buses run wild with the fleeing epi-center contagion now acts like the warden of a juvenile reform school.Of course this will be deemed racist,threatening and Russian propaganda by the 3 stooges. How many more NYers may die because the Gov. didnt act promptly?

    • Boreas says:

      “Prez” pats himself on the back today by stating he shut out China and Europe early, but he didn’t have the common sense to properly quarantine those thousands of US citizens he allowed to return from those areas. Is that because their ports of entry were in blue states on both coasts? Don’t know what Cuomo could have done on his own to redirect or quarantine these people at high risk of being carriers. It would have required cooperation between states and the feds, but it was still a Democratic hoax at that point. Plenty of blame to go around, but “The buck stops here.” is not in this president’s lexicon.

      • Charlie S says:

        Don’t waste your breath with some of these fools Boreas. Us awake ones know what’s going on here. We are more divided than ever in this country and look who is running the show. Coincidence? I think not. Not trusting or liking Stefanik has more to do with who she has proved herself to be more than it does with being partisan…which some folks will never get.

        • JohnL says:

          Fool, am I? Ask anyone that reads your posts regularly and ask them who the ‘awake one is’ and who the fool is. What you should look at as the reason for the division in this country is who USED to run the show. Before 2009, we didn’t have the BLM movement, Antifa, Police being shot in the streets, etc etc. We didn’t have colleges looking the other way when someone the students didn’t agree with were threatened until they cancelled their speeches. We didn’t have the FBI using illegal wire taps to spy on private citizens and Presidential candidates. We didn’t have the IRS targeting the tax status of what they called “Right Wing” political groups. All these things happened under the previous President. The division nowadays also has a lot to do with you and/or the people you agree with, trying to reverse a legitimate Presidential election. Yes Charlie, it was a legitimate election. Wake up pal, take off the blinders and be honest with yourself.

          • Charlie S says:

            I am not, nor was I, a supporter of Obama so it has nothing to do with that JohnL. Both parties are to blame for the mess we’re in, and to go one step further we can blame campaign financing for that as they both go towards the money, and you may be right about what you say above I am not here to argue your points as much as I am here to say….there is the lesser of two evils, and once again…those of us who apparently have our heads screwed on right see who that lesser evil is contrarily to your take on this matter. Sobeit what else is new! If we can just get past our division and see things as they really are….in real time, not in our own limited, biased minds time. And if I’m wrong or ignorant on any matter I will fess up to this, not continue on with what I perceive to be my-truth only and so far as I see there’s no reason to do that!

          • Todd Eastman says:

            Alternate reality, eh?

            Selective memory?

            Live in constant state of fear?

            Grow up…

      • JohnL says:

        Seriously Boreas?? You’re implying (strongly) that the President of the United States intentionally let the people of the United States get this virus because they lived in a certain area? I think that’s way beneath you, but I could be wrong.

        • Luke says:

          This president, who you and Stefanik apparently support strongly, first disbanded the governmental office that was established to deal with a potential pandemic situation. Then once the first reports of the virus emerged, he called them a hoax by the democrats to undermine his administration. Next, once firmly established in the US, he tried to assure us that the disease would disappear with the warmer weather in April. And he (and his son-in-law) continue to try to make political decisions for the remedial efforts rather than addressing the more serious needs immediately.
          He is a carnival barker luring his followers into his tent by telling them what they want to hear rather than the truth. Hopefully, he’ll be gone before he can continue to damage the Country for which he holds no personal feelings.

          • JohnL says:

            OMG Luke. Where do you get your ‘facts’? CNN? The only thing you said in the above paragraph that was true is yes, I do support OUR President. Just curious. ‘No personal feeling for the country’??? Does it ever occur to you that, out of LOVE of our country, he gave up one of the most privileged lives anyone in history has ever lived, to get a daily dose of bullcrap from the likes of you. No, probably not. I’ll take someone like that over someone who got into politics so they, and their families, can get rich at the taxpayers expense. I think you know who I mean here. Good luck with a candidate that can’t even put a coherent sentence together. If that’s who you think is ‘better’ for the country, I feel sorry for you.

            • Luke says:

              He didn’t give up his fake privileged life. His supposed vast empire is comprised of a lot of debt and bad deals. Who else could bankrupt a casino? And that’s only one of his business flops. Why do you think he won’t show his tax returns? They would point out all of the money he and his family owe to the Saudis and Deutsche Bank. He got into politics solely because it would help him improve his bottom line by giving him a bottomless piggy bank (the national budget) that he could tap into. Remember when he tried to hold the international conference at Trump Doral because it’s bleeding red? Even you die hard repubs revolted on that one. And having trying to steer US military travelers into his British and Scottish resorts because they’re also hurting for cash. You and your pack of blind followers are a bigger threat to this country than our former enemies, who Trump embraces, all while having our former allies laugh at him. Get off of Fox, Hannity, and Limbaugh, and you’ll see what’s actually happening to our country.

            • Charlie S says:

              “I’ll take someone like that over someone who got into politics so they, and their families, can get rich at the taxpayers expense.”

              You’re really are joking here aren’t you JohnL? I mean tell me please that you are. This is very laughable…is why I ask. I must add that I get a very cringe-ful feel in my gut after reading it though and only because of my fear for future generations and life on this planet as a whole.

              • JohnL says:

                Only 4 words Charlie. James, Frank, and Hunter BIDEN.

                • Boreas says:

                  Trump doesn’t seem to have any problem with HIS spawn becoming enriched at our expense – nor any of his rich buddies. He is still in the process of cutting middle out of the American dream. A plethora of low-paying jobs and stagnant wages is not the American dream as I recall it. Don’t wave the flag at us while hiding behind it.

          • Charlie S says:

            What you say above, “This president, … first disbanded the governmental office that was established to deal with a potential pandemic situation……” and what follows is what I have been hearing from reliable sources for the past few weeks Luke, and which is apparently being revealed more and more as time goes by. This is Trump’s modus operandi so it only makes sense! This is “fake news” to some and there’s no convincing them otherwise!

            You can throw reality in people’s faces Luke but denial will thrive in their minds no matter. They will stick to their few partisan issues, whether it be abortion or gun rights, etc., while disregarding all things else no matter how consequential, or dire they are, ie.. the upping of nuclear arms, weapons in space, chopping up the EPA, chopping this or that worthy organization….all in the name of supporting their pals the rich or for gaining more power for themselves. You’re wasting your breath here going back and forth with those who see ‘blindly’ different, but thank you for giving me a sense of hope, that there are still some rational souls out there, which I knew there was, but which is good to be reminded of in these very strange times.

    • Charlie S says:

      Supreme performance? Whatever you say Sandor! You’re just a blip on the screen to him little will you ever realize. I am not a Cuomo fan not that it matters, though I disagree with your comments on him, not that that matters either! “liblip or demokraut” you say. Democrats, as politicians, are a part of the problem Sandor, there’s no doubt, but if there is sucha thing as the lesser of two evils they would be the ones…by a very large margin I might add! This is as clear as a sunny day to see……to anybody with an un-wobbly head on his or her shoulders that is.

      The biggest problems we face are due to our partisan political leaders who are pro at dividing us, which is especially the case with the idiot-in-chief we have now! Ignorance is a major part of our woes and it is no coincidence that the people you evidently support are the same ones who always take away funding for programs that benefit all, especially the little guy which is surely the bracket you fit under. It is no coincidence that they always gut funding for public education because truth be told the more ignorant the race the more support they get and they know it…why else the gutting? And here they go again pointing an arrow at NPR, where some of the most intelligent discourse on radio comes out. Why the strong desire to gut intelligence?

      Maybe this pandemic, which is bringing the majority of us on equal terms for the first time, will change things for the better Sandor (especially for the sake of our progeny,) though it is evident there’s that percentage, the blind-father’s, who will stick with the devil no matter how evident the horns are that protrude from his hollow head.

      • Charlie S says:

        “there’s that percentage, the blind-faither’s, who will stick with the devil no matter how evident the horns are that protrude from his hollow head.”

        I suppose “blind-father’s” could fit with what I wrote above, or ‘blind-mother’s, but ‘faither’s’ was my aim.

      • Sandor says:

        Blip on the screen is a vote..Many more blips coming .🇱🇷

  3. Charlie S says:

    JohnL says: “Seriously Boreas?? You’re implying (strongly) that the President of the United States intentionally let the people of the United States get this virus because they lived in a certain area? ”

    It may not have been intentional as much as it is what his main focus was,or is, JohnL , which is economics. That is first and foremost not only in his mind but also the base that is under, or who follows, him. Money first! Understandable to a degree…but money isn’t every thing, as is now evidenced as suddenly we’re all in the same boat. Some of us saw this coming (those who see ahead.) It’s in his DNA, and so once again therein the problem lies…money first. He cannot help himself! So because of this Trump was more focused on the economy then he was the coronavirus which was an afterthought in his mind until way after it was too late as is evidenced in all of the reports still coming out. And we have seen how the deniers who have public platforms were sticking with him on this no matter what…until he changed his stance, and now, not surprisingly, they changed their stance and are not only following his course, but are trying to place the blame on the democrats once again because that is just what they do the deniers and divider’s that they are. It really is a vicious cycle and I do hope this pandemic wakes most of us up….else there’s truly no hope!

    • JohnL says:

      Among countless other things, he saved many lives by banning travel from China in January, to which your side called him a xenophobe. Same when he called it (correctly) a China virus, to which your side said the same thing…..xenophobe.
      Focused on the economy? Guilty as charged. Whether you like Capitalism or not, without a vibrant economy you can’t have a vibrant society. And, without a vibrant society, you can’t have all the social programs that help those in need.
      Yeah Charlie, I should never have engaged with a forward looking foreign policy savant like yourself. What was I thinking? Last word. Let’s move on.

  4. Boreas says:

    As I read through some of the comments on AA of late and reflect on our current crisis, I can’t help thinking the US is missing a pivotal moment – quite possibly a point of no return. People who normally wouldn’t think twice are complaining about the high numbers of homeless dying and their method and place of burial. People look at the world CV-19 numbers and wonder what we did wrong and most importantly, who can we blame it all on – China? Europe? Democrats? Republicans?

    Has anyone else noticed something the daily infection/mortality numbers may be telling us? I can’t help but look at the world numbers and compare countries with universal (and in some cases Communist/socialist) health care, versus the US healthcare system. I am not hearing much about that from the talking heads. I am not talking about our providers (who are exceptional!) but rather our pay-for-service system and the 3rd party payer system that is leaving a lot of people without coverage at all. Any wonder the homeless and poor are dying – often not even diagnosed with CV-19 until after the fact? Initially some 3rd party payers either refused to pay for testing, or placed limitations on it. The people with good insurance and people able to self-pay got the extremely limited testing, the poor simply died without even showing up on the statistics board, which only shows CONFIRMED cases. Sound familiar? We have yet to see the counts of deaths that were likely CV-19 related, but went undiagnosed.

    If anything should wake us up to the fact we need some form of universal healthcare, this is the moment. With fewer players and less politics, universal healthcare is more efficient and therefore quicker to react to a crisis. The cost to implement isn’t looking quite so daunting compared to the outright devastation to our lives, treasure, and economy we are witnessing now. Not only are we the hardest country hit so far, we are likely to be the last country crawling out from under the rubble of a possibly ruined economy as the rest of the world moves on. It is at least something to think about and more productive than pointing fingers. There is plenty of blame to go around.

    • Charlie S says:

      I’ve been saying the same Boreas about what you say about healthcare in this country. If this pandemic does not bring out how bad it really is nothing will. Not to go political but in speaking the truth only….who are the ones that have been going against “healthcare for all” in this country? Have been trying to chop it down these past some years? The same ones who have the best healthcare in the world and can give a rat’s ass about anybody else. It boggles the mind how blind some people really are!

  5. Todd Eastman says:

    The lack of empathy shown towards people impacted by disasters and crises like the current Corona outbreak, as seen in the actions and words coming from Trump and his political toadies like Stefanik, is frightening.

    Every decision seems made based upon the next election and polling #s.

    No leadership in that mix.

  6. Sandor says:

    Only CNN communist news network disciplines are bowing to the Clinton rhetoric..Ask anyone who backs America why she isn’t hanged.The lives of every American killed by her in Benghazi is sickening.
    Libs/Dems who are free now know the Socialist party and Sanders are defeated!.But we have infidel reps who say ” let’s give illegal immigrants driver license and free health insurance and the right to vote!??Americans wake up!! I worked 31 years in the US Govt. and now have to pay 600.oo$ a month Ins/ co-pay while we offer Illegal immigrants free ,free, free,Please rid this state of Fredos bro . Who is gesticulating for his NYC voters!!

  7. My friends are wine lovers... says:

    Its America Sandor…if they disagree we can’t touch them because they are lib/Dems…just wait to the presidential vote..

  8. Todd Eastman says:

    If you expect privilege and respect for having served your country, you are losing it with your postings…

    … by all means, dishonor your government service yourself…

  9. Charlie S says:

    Luke said: “This president, who you and Stefanik apparently support strongly, first disbanded the governmental office that was established to deal with a potential pandemic situation. Then once the first reports of the virus emerged, he called them a hoax by the democrats to undermine his administration.”

    JohnL responded: “OMG Luke. Where do you get your ‘facts’? CNN? The only thing you said in the above paragraph that was true is yes, I do support OUR President.”

    Charlie replies: “Surely you’re a good person JohnL, surely the same for Luke. Me! I’m not perfect but I sleep good at night due to my clear conscience. What Luke says! I’ve been hearing and reading the same in what I trust to be very reliable sources. You trust your reliable sources. Fine. But who’s lying and who’s telling the truth? You or Luke? Your messiah Trump is an outright idiot! A very dangerous one at that. And you support him which says a lot about your values at the very least, which are not the same as many others of us…thankfully. If everyone in this country had the same values as you JohnL there’d be nothing left in just one generation so lordbethankit this is not the case. Of course this is my view only and maybe I’m wrong, hopefully I am, only time will tell.

    We can go on and on here but really it’s a waste of time and mind. Time will reveal the truth it always does. Let me share just one little truth that I experienced recently while flicking channels on FM Radio. I went from the left hand side of the dial (Wamc) to the right and caught Rush Limbaugh’s show whom I tune out immediately due to this subconscious drive in me which seeks intelligence not hissing noises. Rush wasn’t on probably due to his death sentence cancer, instead there was a man on with an English accent. Not far into tuning-in this bloke was spinning negative things about New York’s governor to his large audience, he implied that Cuomo was telling New Yorker’s to go out and congregate enmasse, go have fun, etc… which of course was an outright lie as Cuomo has been doing quite the opposite of that. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing as I knew this was an outright lie. So you see JohnL, propaganda is being spun from the right (and surely is being spun from the left some too) as I learned from firsthand experience not from others.

    We have a problem here JohnL in which both parties can be blamed for bringing forth, but, as I say….there is the lesser of two evils. Your side will say it is the other side & vice versa. Who is right? It goes back to values JohnL in which yours are not the same as everyone else’s including mine…which is okay, but really is not. But whatever! My good, intellectual, rational, cultural, charitable, sane friend Bob says this about those who sopport this idiot in chief we now have ruining, er running, this country: “I continue to be astounded by those who prefer to remain brain-dead.”

    Of course that’s his own opinion as we all have one. Peace to you and all of us JohnL. I really mean that! And may truth prevail real soon for the sake of humanity.

  10. Charlie S says:

    JohnL says: “Among countless other things, he saved many lives by banning travel from China in January, to which your side called him a xenophobe. Same when he called it (correctly) a China virus, to which your side said the same thing…..xenophobe.”

    When you say “your side” your implication is wrong. There are some things I agree with you on, to an extent, JohnL about the democrats, but which I just will not go into because there’s just too damn much! There’s a lot I very much don’t agree with regarding those on the left so take comfort in that and know that I am not being as partisan as you believe me to be……………but this picking little “good” things about Trump does even compare to the “negative’s” about him, not even close to balancing out, which unfortunately only time will reveal. I hope I am wrong on this truly I do. Time will tell as it always does!

  11. Charlie S says:

    Sandor says: “Only CNN communist news network disciplines are bowing to the Clinton rhetoric..Ask anyone who backs America why she isn’t hanged.The lives of every American killed by her in Benghazi is sickening. Libs/Dems who are free now know the Socialist party and Sanders are defeated!.But we have infidel reps who say ” let’s give illegal immigrants driver license and free health insurance and the right to vote!??Americans wake up!! I worked 31 years in the US Govt.”

    A broken record! 30 years in the US Govt! What does that make you Sandor. A know-it-all! Evidently yes. It’s all about you isn’t it Sandor? You and your selfish, limited views and values. While I agree we have problems immigration-wise I also know that we’re all immigrants (read our history if you don’t believe me) and that we have many problems otherwise, far worse problems than anything having to do with immigrants little do you evidently realize! You have been brainwashed Sandor…….

    The nerve of you to suggest “Americans wake up!!” Geez! Why am i even responding to this post!

  12. Charlie S says:

    “Every decision seems made based upon the next election and polling #s.No leadership in that mix.”

    Thank you Todd for your clear-headedness!

  13. Melissa Hart says:

    Hi all, just a reminder to keep this civil and focused, as per our commenting policy: https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/commenting-policy

    • Todd Eastman says:

      Please illustrate how my deleted post did not meet the listed standards.

      There is no requirement to honor another citizen for their having worn a uniform. Such citizens, should they seek honors, are free to gain them through thoughtful participation in civilian society.

  14. Charlie S says:

    I’ve been thinking! I get all riled up and feel as if I should restrain myself more. At the very least I fess up to my incompetence in civil discourse on this site regards the political divide among us. I should know better. It’s Monday! We made it to another day, through another weekend. May peace be with us all!

  15. Sandor says:

    Now we know it’s a CCP lab demonic virus maybe the democrats in denial will wake up and realize that the chinese virus was intentionality sent here to make us weak,scared,divided. NOT so! While the Dems want us to bow to communist china and socialist views US upstate NYers will be UNITED.ADK WARRIORS 🇱🇷

    • Boreas says:

      If this is indeed true, shouldn’t our Commander In Chief be doing something about it? Shouldn’t all the other effected nations on Earth be doing something about it? What advantage is it to China to kill off half of the world it needs to trade with? If it wants to simply take over the world, wouldn’t nuclear strikes be more effective?

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