Franklins Ghost

Protesters should be forced to stay on the sidewalks, not block traffic with impunity. I don't care if they are getting away with it in other cities. If they're blocking traffic, they're automatically wrong

Franklins Ghost commented on Age of Survival

I see that you left out of your recitation of events that the 6 foot 7 Floyd fought with four officers for ten minutes before they were able to restrain him. When's the last time YOU fought with anyone, let alone a 6'07" felon, for ten minutes? Alone or otherwise?

And your assertati…

Franklins Ghost commented on Update: Lime Bike leaves Ithaca permanently

Once again Ithaca manages to kill the goose laying the golden egg, proving that Ithaca's economy thrive4s despite liberals, not because of them.

Lime asked to expand the profitable e-bike portion of their offerings last year, and the bicycling purists were giving them grief about th…

Franklins Ghost commented on Masks and the Reopening of New York

What are you going to say in a year, or two years, when no vaccine is forthcoming? Sooner or later we're going to have to admit as a society that we can't wear masks forever, and take the masks off. We're going to have to accept that some people will continue to die from this virus just l…

We're not a democracy. Stop saying that we are. Democracies are mob rule.

Anyone who thinks that Cuomo shut down the state as a matter of public safety is delusional. If Cuomo cared about the safety of New Yorkers, he wouldn't have forced nursing homes to take Covid patients, and sent them to those facilities with a convenient supply of body bags. After all, th…

Time for someone to ask the obvious question of whether these undefined "nursing home residents" were Downstaters who were forced on the local nursing home by the Cuomo administration. A good percentage of the NYC fatalities were nursing home residents infected with Covid who were transfe…

Franklins Ghost commented on What's the matter with Mitch McConnell?

There's nothing wrong with McConnell. More than likely he objects to states and municipalities trying to pawn off decades of debt onto the Feds just because there's a virus going around that isn't all that fatal for most of the population. One Midwest city recently asked the Feds for a lo…

This is ridiculous. He wants to drive the states economy right into the ground and then do his best to blame it on Trump. Outside of NYC this is essentially a non-event. The cure is worse than the illness.

Ultimately 60-70% of the population is supposed to get this virus. Is the media going to breathlessly keep a tally as the bug burrows deeper and deeper into the population? This thing is not worth ruining the economy over. Isolate the vulnerable elders and people with pre-existing conditi…