Howard Beach: A question for spokesman Tom Scott: What leadership skills are you touting as what we need from the sociopathic former president? The ability to find the most corrupt people in any agency and make them do his bidding? The ability to convince those around him to lie about COVID-19, leading to the unnecessary deaths of more than half a million Americans?
The ability to convince gullible people that he won an election he lost to get them to march on the US Capitol, raise a tripod to the ground, break into the building, defecate and urinate on the walls and floors, attack cops with bear spray and spears and trying to stop the certification of the president-elect? The ability to surround himself with people who ask for forgiveness at the end of his presidency because they know they have committed a multitude of crimes?
What have the people who worship this man been smoking for the last six years? I can see how someone could be fooled into voting for him once, but anyone who wants him to be president again has something wrong with them – unless they want to live in a dictatorship, in which case they need to move where his friends rule. in Vladimir Putin’s Russia or Kim Jong Un’s North Korea. Maureen DePaula
Manhattan: Dear Speaker Judith L. Cabral: Madam, there was nothing funny about Speaker Tom Scott’s crazy letter. Nothing. What is missing is a demonstration of disgust and outrage from the Voicers and the Daily News itself. You people are not taking these views seriously. Spokespeople like Tom take a look and the reaction is, “I had a good laugh.” I am terrified. Tom Scott is a terrible individual, to whom The News gives an emphasis, and all that can be printed in the Voice of the People is, “I have laughed.” Where is the anger? This is how 44 will be re-elected – complacency. It’s time to clear the blocks! Chris Job
Brentwood, LI: So while more than 100 economists find that this latest Democrat tax and spending bill won’t lower inflation, Chuck Schumer says they’re wrong and he’s right when he tells us that this bill will reduce inflation. This is from a person who has never had a non-government job/position in his life or a government position where he would be responsible for results instead of just finding fault. Give us a break! WJ Van Sickle
Bronx: I often see big oil or gas trucks doing the modern version of rounding up cattle. Driving around the neighborhood to correct all those stray electric scooters we increasingly find lying on the sidewalks, which leads me to this question: If the purpose of scooters is to make commuting green, then why do they use vehicles with fossil fuels to accumulate? Bill Reddan
Bergenfield, NJ: This is my response to Janise Walsh regarding rail transportation by Amtrak. This has been a major problem since May 1, 1971, when Amtrak took over passenger trains from freight railroads that had previously also operated passenger trains. A major condition for the freight trains was that Amtrak trains had the right of way ahead of the freight trains. Unfortunately, the freight railways have not respected this condition. So Amtrak has been fighting the railroads in the courts since day one. However, there are two organizations that have been fighting for better rail service. One is the Empire State Passenger Association (ESPA) in New York. The other is the Washington Railroad Passengers Association. They both have been fighting for a better passenger train service for years. Full disclosure: I am a member of both organizations. Good luck. Jim Kerner
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New Windsor, NY: While I think the Queen Bee is talented, Beyoncé can’t hold a candle to Lady Di, Aretha Franklin or Whitney Houston. However, there is another big one. You’ve heard of her beautiful comedian/actress daughter, but she had the voice of a bird and could hold a whistle note for 25-30 seconds. Sadly, she was taken from us in 1979 at the age of 31 from breast cancer. Ladies and gentlemen, Mrs. Minnie Riperton of “Lovin’ You” and “Inside My Love” fame. Todd Shuster
Manhattan: Heroic jiu-jitsu black belt competitor Ro Malabanan captured a man who attacked a teenage girl and an older construction worker near Broadway and Prince Sts. Malabanan says people should learn martial arts to protect themselves. He says, “An ounce of prevention is better than a bottle of medicine.” Crime is increasing and innocent people are being victimized. It’s time for free self-defense instruction to be given to men and women of all ages by trained martial artists. This can be done in school gyms across the city on Saturdays and evenings. It will develop confidence in people who can learn how to defend themselves or distract and disable an attacker, giving them enough time to get away. Many skilled martial artists will be happy to volunteer some time and, where money is needed, NYC will certainly provide the resources for citizens to protect themselves. Manny Martin
Manhattan: Let’s go Mets and all true LGM fans! Anyone who tells you that leadership doesn’t start at the top is delusional. Since the Wilpons (aka the Cheapons) left and Steve Cohen bought the team, the culture has changed dramatically. In every company and industry, leadership from the top determines whether it is a ripple effect of success or failure. Omar Branch
Phoenix: How can anyone not see that Aaron Boone is an outsider? Aaron Hicks is no longer MLB material. There has never been a World Series team with two 50/50 starting catchers. When the best team in baseball keeps losing, you have to look at who’s running the team. Giving a baseball player an extra day off for taking a break from playing a baseball game is completely stupid. That idiot Boone would have given Lou Gehrig a day off. Can someone tell that moron there is a difference between playing baseball and playing football? I am sick of seeing my beloved Railway Bombers in misery. When the best team lacks chemistry, you have to get rid of the manager. How can the world of New York fail to see that simple thing before it’s too late? Jamie Graham
East Rockaway, LI: I am a longtime reader of the Daily News. It’s disheartening to see what has happened to a once great sports section. If I want to see the results of a Thursday night game that kicks off at 7 p.m., for example, I’ll have to wait until Saturday to see the sports news from Thursday, while another newspaper I subscribe to will have the results in Friday’s paper. Gentlemen, at that point it is no longer news. Add in the fact that the reporter who used to cover the Jets and was very good isn’t doing it anymore. More than half of the articles about airplanes are from the Associated Press! I expect the New York City paper can and should do better. William Regan
Morris Plains, NJ: I just spent a very difficult and annoying 65 minutes trying to read the number boxes in “The Big X Word” puzzle on page 47 of the Sunday paper. I’m not halfway through. As I’m getting older, I’m noticing those numbers get thinner and smaller every week, until now I need a magnifying glass to see what look like ink dots on my cheeks. Can’t you do something with your print font to make the numbers clearer and more readable? John Schlitt
Manhattan: Re ‘A lesson in chaos’ (editorial, Aug. 6) Instead of blaming the judge for all the budget chaos, it’s the mayor and schools chancellor for violating state law and making devastating cuts to schools . And right now, it’s the mayor who is prolonging the confusion by refusing to negotiate with the City Council on a new budget that would restore these cuts and properly fund our schools. Leonie Haimson