Pro-Trump tirades hypocritical, harmful

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion I’m so tired of the many lectures and rants about hatred and respect from the Trump-supporting hypocrites. Thank you to Josh Hermance (March 15 letter) for exposing some of that flagrant hypocrisy.Hatred and disrespect poured out of your mouths constantly for Obama. Don’t pretend it was his politics that bothered you. I bet you never once said, “We have a black man for president —  so what?” People who supported Hillary Clinton don’t think she’s perfect, but she had a political resume — not an evil agenda. Trump had no political resume and offered vulgarity, arrogance, lies and racism promising to make America “white” again. You criticize Bill Clinton, yet Trump has at least 19 counts of sexual misconduct against him and he’s still in office with no investigation. You want the Hollywood elite held to a standard you won’t even hold your own president to. Are Robert Mueller’s prosecutions to date based on fiction too? We all know you would criticize Trump-style behavior if it were coming from any Democratic president.  To Toni Ann Kinsella (March 15 letter), Trump makes you feel safe? No wonder our country is a huge mess. Every day is sickening and draining with the latest Trump scandal and the circus of an inexperienced administration. We are failing because Trump himself is a failure. Our lives got worse by Trump’s own hands and power, not ours. If only our disdain for him was that powerful. We have no control. Shame on Republicans for putting party before country and for telling us that “Trump may go about things the wrong way but so what, it’s okay.” You are delusional from drinking that Hannity Kool-Aid. It’s not OK and it never will be, and your deranged tirades are as destructive and hypocritical as Trump himself.Michele B. KoesterGlenvilleMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Moth states case for Classics

first_img The Ballydoyle trainer said: “She did it well. We thought she was nice last year, but she got beat a few times. I was giving the wrong instructions and instead of making use of her she should have been held up. “She’s able to change gears. It was a slow run race and she came from behind, which I imagine wouldn’t have suited. She quickened up well. She could go for a trial or head straight to Newmarket for the Guineas. It depends on what happens.” Stan James gave Moth a 16-1 quote for the 1000 Guineas, for which she would need to be supplemented O’Brien also reported his colts on course for the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. “The wheels are still on,” he said. “Mars is still going that way and I’m very happy with Cristoforo Colombo. We also have George Vancouver and Pedro The Great and they are all still standing so far.” There will be more to look forward to for the Ballydoyle team with Duke Of Marmalade’s half-brother Ruler Of The World (2-1), who picked off the positively-ridden Manalapan in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden on his racecourse debut. O’Brien said: “I’m delighted with that horse. He had a few little setbacks and that’s why he didn’t run at two. He’s lazy and he just does what he has to. We’ll step him up gradually. He’ll go for a conditions race next and we’ll go gently with him. He’s a lovely horse, a sleepy horse, and there could be anything in there.” Aidan O’Brien’s three-year-old Moth looked every inch a Classic-bound filly as she made her seasonal bow a winning one in the Cancer Clinic Reasearch Trust EBF Fillies Maiden at the Curragh. An exquisitely bred and well-built daughter of Galileo, Moth (11-8 favourite) had been the market leader in both her late-season starts last year, looking a little too inexperienced to get off the mark, but she holds entries in the Irish 1000 Guineas and Investec Oaks. She travelled in behind under a very confident Joseph O’Brien and when switched wide for her run, her acceleration was dramatic and impressive as she galloped clear to score by four and a half lengths from Wannabe Better. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

USC opens season with impressive wins

first_imgFollow Daily Trojan on Twitter @dailytrojan The USC women’s soccer team opened the 2013 season in outstanding form this weekend, defeating No. 11 San Diego State and host San Diego in the USD Tournament. The Women of Troy finished the season opening tourney as its only unbeaten team, and never trailed in their two matches.Off on the right foot · USC senior forward Elizabeth Eddy got off to a sizzling start over the weekend, netting three goals in the team’s first two games of the 2013 season. Eddy scored just one goal all of last year. – Daily Trojan file photo The squad’s dominating weekend began Friday, with a decisive 4-1 victory over an Aztec team that advanced to the NCAA tournament in 2012.The Women of Troy struck early and often. Just six minutes into the game, senior forward Elizabeth Eddy fired a shot that deflected off of the San Diego State goalkeeper Melanie Vaughn and found its way into the net.Not satisfied with a one-goal lead, USC continued to dominate possession to open the second half.After her teammates nearly converted multiple corner kick opportunities in the opening minutes, freshman forward Kayla Mills took control of the game. In her first collegiate match, the rookie showed great skill and experience beyond her years, weaving through the SDSU defense for a beautiful goal in the 56th minute.Minutes later, Mills was at it again with an excellent cross that set up sophomore midfielder Jamie Fink, who put the Trojans up 3-0.In the 70th minute, the Aztecs avoided a shutout with a long-distance goal from Hannah Keane. It was the only blemish on a stellar day for the USC back line.Sophomore Marlee Carrillo, redshirt junior Mia Bruno, freshman Mandy Freeman and senior Autumn Altamirano held down the back line for USC’s defense, only allowing four Aztec shots on goal. The Women of Troy finished the match with a 16-9 shot advantage.“It’s totally different than last year. I think our chemistry is really helping us out,” Fink said about her team’s offensive and defensive balance. “It is very enjoyable. We’re playing proper soccer now.”Eddy netted her second goal in the 89th minute, putting the icing on the cake for an outstanding victory to begin the 2013 season.“Team effort, team win, lot of great teammates supporting me,” Eddy said. “It was awesome. All team.”Sunday’s matchup pitted the Women of Troy against host San Diego, and the team again looked ready to assert themselves as one of the top teams in the region. The USC attack took a backseat to an excellent defensive performance in the opening minutes of the match, as the back line halted several early scoring threats.The Women of Troy got on the board in the 23rd minute, when a corner kick from Eddy once again found its way to Fink, who deposited the ball in the back of the net.Freshman forward Tanya Samarzich then took the game by storm. In the 29th minute, Samarzich launched a rocket from long range that cleared USD goalkeeper Michelle Craft’s reach for her first collegiate goal. Two minutes later, she received a nice pass from Altamirano in the box and converted for a second goal.The Women of Troy refused to let up in the second half. Freshman forward Rachel Smith assisted Eddy for the USC’s eighth and final goal of the weekend in the 70th minute. The Toreros scored a pair of goals in the game’s waning minutes, but it was too little, too late.“We were just focusing on our gameplan and what we needed to do,” Fink said. “We played as a unit, we played as a team. We did what each other needed, and it really paid off.”Fink attributed her strong offensive showing to the hard work of her teammates.“I couldn’t have done it without Kayla Mills’ cross or Elizabeth’s cross,” she said. “They’ve been giving me perfect silver platters to put away.”After scoring in both contests, Fink and Eddy were named to the All-Tournament Team.The Women of Troy will play their home opener on Friday at 3 p.m. vs. Cal State Northridge at McAlister Field.last_img read more