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Watson was correct; enough with the BillsI never thought I would be in agreement with Rod Watson, however, his column on the ridiculous actions of Bills fans was on point. He was quite brave, because his employer has played a major role in this craziness. The Jan. 5 paper should have been called The Buffalo Bills News. An entire section of the paper was wasted on old Bills…

Is Trump working for us or for Russia?I’ve been a registered Republican for over 50 years. Never in that period have I seen a more unstable person in the United States presidency than Donald J. Trump. At present he is attempting to goad Kim Jong Un into taking rash action, in reaction to his insulting tweets.Personally, I believe Trump should be removed from office under t…

President seems unable to simply tell the truthOur president, Donald Trump, has made many unbelievable and inaccurate statements recently, and has been for a while. Let me state some of what has emitted from his mouth.He said that Russia is laughing at the Russian probe, and that the probe is the biggest witch hunt in history. He does not give any reasons or proof for thes…

Until victims went public, sexual assaults were ignoredThe recent letter excoriating witnesses for moral culpability and objecting to the revelation of sexual abuse of women under the power of men who may be innocent or may have atoned may be addressed by what happened with the revelation of sexual abuse of children by the Catholic Church. Until victims went public, the as…

Foes of Trump are blind to his accomplishmentsMedia reports, political commentators and some citizens in general have a common bond: hatred of President Trump. Hatred of our president has blinded opponents of his accomplishments.Trump was elected against all odds, yet his detractors find fault with everything he does. The media, his fellow Republicans and hate-filled loser…

Americans must stop fighting, start rooting for one anotherDid you ever play on a team, bottom of the ninth, two outs, men on second and third, you were losing 4-3 and your ninth-place hitter was coming up to bat? Did you find yourself rooting for him?Late fourth quarter, your team was losing by two points, with seconds left and your center was throwing up a 30-footer? Did…

Visit to Buffalo enhanced by area’s friendly residentsMy wife and I recently returned from our awesome vacation in Buffalo during the recent World Junior Hockey Tournament. We spent 12 amazing days in the Queen City and were super impressed.The people were friendly and helpful, including our Airbnb owner, the taxi and Uber drivers, the staff at KeyBank Center (especially t…

Many people depend on weather forecastsAnother letter of complaint regarding the number of weather reports recently appeared in this column. Allow me to explain why my family watches the reports so we are prepared for any adverse weather.A son-in-law, a nurse practitioner, will need more time to plow his driveway so he can get to his office. He knows there will be cancella…

Metro staff working hard to make customers happy In public transit, just like in golf and many aspects in life, there is always room for improvement. Although we appreciate The Buffalo News recognizing Metro’s documented improvement and success in providing safe, quick and reliable access to jobs, portions of the editorial are not fair-minded to the dedicated men and wome…

Character sorely lacking in our childish presidentHe chides “Little Marco” for his feeble public speaking and water drinking skills, then proceeds to demonstrate the most awkward two-handed bottle slurp – degree of difficulty, 2.0 – you’ll ever see during his own podium performance.He chastises the NFL players for taking a knee during the anthem as an insult to our troops …

Trump should not end TPS for hard-working immigrantsPresident Trump is planning on terminating temporary protected status (TPS) for immigrants and refugees from Sudan, South Sudan, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, El Salvador, Syria, Nepal, Yemen and Somalia. This will send thousands of people into situations that are at best poor and at worst dangerous and desperate.TPS holder…

Bloated salaries undermine mission of many institutionsOne positive change in the new tax law concerns nonprofit institutions that paid executives more than $1 million per year. Excessive salaries undermine the true cause for hospitals, colleges and charities.The Wall Street Journal received the most recent available data from 2014 and found that 2,700 employees at United …

Buffalo can help children by tackling lead poisoningI remember growing up in Buffalo and watching the Telethon for Children’s Hospital. My mom would let me try to stay up all night in solidarity with the broadcasters who also stayed up all night. I had my blanket and pillow by the TV and usually fell asleep by 11 p.m. I would, though, wake up around 3 a.m., and there would…

There will be no winners in event of nuclear exchangeCouldn’t President Trump have conveyed a more sensible and sobering response to North Korea than claiming he commands much bigger and devastating weapons than Kim Jong Un does?He should have said, “I’m sorry, Mr. Kim, that you feel the way you do about the United States, but we should both keep in mind that if a nuclear …

‘Mine is bigger than yours’ is such juvenile behaviorHas the current occupant of the White House actually raised the age-old boys’ locker room debate of “mine is bigger than yours” to the international political scene?Whatever has happened to “speak softly but carry a big stick?”Let us at least limit this debate to the school boys’ locker room, please, Mr. President.Mauree…