Readers hold forth on a fraudster, Alec Baldwin and lengthy blackouts – New York Each day Information
Whitestone: Jimmy Durante used to shut out each present with, “Good night time, Mrs. Calabash, wherever you’re.” I feel Hakeem Jeffries, Home minority chief, ought to shut out each congressional workday with, “Good night time, George Santos, whoever you’re.”
My uncle, a salesman, used to joke, “By no means inform the reality when a lie will do as nicely.” Santos goes past that and tells lies even when lies gained’t do in addition to the reality. He’s such a constant, compulsive liar that he should seek for the reality so as to say the other.
Santos needs to be a sick man. It will need to have been apparent to him that his lies had been so outrageous and simple to debunk that the reality was sure to come back out. He lied about his highschool, his school, being a champion volleyball participant, working for Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, and about founding an animal charity. He divorced a lady in Queens however says he’s homosexual and has a husband on Lengthy Island, however nobody has seen his husband or discovered a document of his marriage. He stated his mom’s demise was associated to the 9/11 assault, however in 2021, he stated it was the fifth anniversary of his mom’s demise. He has stated he’s a Roman Catholic and stated he’s Jewish. He stated his grandparents survived the Holocaust, however information present that each of his maternal grandparents had been born in Brazil.
The Republican Get together is turning into, within the phrases of the late Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist John Kennedy Toole, “A Confederacy of Dunces.” However Toole’s New Orleans was enjoyable. The GOP is harmful. Michael J. Gorman
Brooklyn: To Metropolis Councilwoman Vickie Paladino, relating to your nod to liar George Santos (“He’s a liar, however we want GOP vote: pol,” Jan. 19), bear in mind the saying, “If you lay down with canines, you get up with fleas.” Is that this what you train your kids? To win in any respect prices? Disgrace on you. June Lowe
Sayreville, N.J.: Simply as I used to be contemplating ending my subscription, right here comes S.E. Cupp together with her redemption (“The GOP: Rotting fish or bag of rotten apples?” column, Jan. 19). This iconic journalist has been a savior for this declining media outlet. Her in-depth evaluation of the GOP as a bunch of “unhealthy apples” couldn’t be extra spot-on. I’m deeply involved about the way forward for this once-great nation. Contemplating the upcoming ‘24 election, the selection needs to be between two events: “Decency” and “Indecency.” Kindly be reminded, Mr. and Mrs. GOP: Silence is, in actual fact, consent. Desmond M. Chase
Silver Spring, Md.: As a chaplain who served through the restoration interval on the World Commerce Middle, I’m disgusted with George Santos’ ongoing lies about his background. Now we uncover that his pricey mom by no means perished on Sept. 11, 2001. He’s clearly exploiting 9/11 for his personal egocentric acquire. He makes Pinocchio appear like a reliable position mannequin. I’m grateful that the New York Republican congressional delegation has condemned this charlatan! I want the remainder of the Republican members of Congress would have the identical ethical compass. Sufficient is sufficient! Santos should depart from the U.S. Home of Representatives. He’s no extra a public servant than I’m an astronaut on the planet Pluto! Brian Jordan
Bronx: This is likely to be only a coincidence, however there’s a man who goes by the identify of George Santos who owes me 100 bucks. Sandy Harris
Lakewood, N.J.: I’m not shocked by the Republican Get together’s actions and non-actions. Nonetheless, what they’re doing to our democracy is a sin. Once they lose an election, they are saying it was rigged. It’s turning into a development. They lie and cheat to get elected and their leaders are silent. They declare that Santos was elected and it’s not their accountability to intrude. They might be out of their minds if a Democrat did this. They refused to think about a Supreme Court docket nominee when Obama’s presidency had 10 months remaining, but they appointed one in all their cronies when the orange moron’s time period had solely 4 months left. They only appointed a deranged psychopath to the Homeland Safety Committee. McCarthy offered his soul to get the wanted votes to grow to be speaker of the Home. Do what’s proper for America, Republicans, not what you assume is correct to your diminishing occasion. Frank Mongiello
Backyard Metropolis, L.I.: They lied about their educations. They lied concerning the sports activities they performed. They lied concerning the accidents they sustained. They lied about 9/11. They lied concerning the cash they made. They lied about their contributions. What did I neglect? Trump/Santos ‘24. Paul Falabella
Babylon, L.I.: Sadly, my stunning, loving, variety twin sister, Susan Marie (Fischetti) Davniero, handed away on Jan. 8. We gave her the attractive funeral she would have needed, however just some loving family and friends attended. Sadly, Elvis Presley’s daughter handed away on Jan. 12. 1000’s of persons are anticipated to attend Lisa Marie’s public funeral, in contrast to my sister’s. I do know Susan wouldn’t have judged the individuals who didn’t attend, however I’ll without end be her advocate and be upset for her as a result of I cherished her. Paradoxically, Susan was a giant Elvis fan and handed on Elvis’s birthday. She was a printed author. Her letters, essays and poems had been revealed in so many newspapers and magazines — too many to say all — together with The New York Instances, the Each day Information, Newsday, Reader’s Digest and all the ladies’s magazines. Susan’s revealed letters, essays and poems might be her legacy, not her funeral. Laura Marie (Fischetti) Bowman
Forest Hills: I don’t like Alec Baldwin, however actors depend on prop folks to offer them the best issues to make use of. Arrest solely the one that gave him the gun. Baldwin’s job as an actor is to know use the prop, not test if it’s protected. Sara Ross
Brooklyn: I seen round many companies in Brooklyn that the staff park on the sidewalks. Enforcement brokers stroll by and don’t write tickets. I additionally discover that throughout Brooklyn, vehicles park on the sidewalk or in illegally made driveways, with their entrance or again protruding into the sidewalk. There needs to be zero tolerance for parking on sidewalks. Parking on sidewalks is harmful for pedestrians. If this drawback isn’t discouraged now, it would solely worsen. It looks as if there isn’t any accountability for breaking legal guidelines in New York Metropolis these days. Kalmus Lowe
Yorktown Heights, N.Y.: To Voicer Sara Rebecca Storch: One-day blackouts? Perhaps the place you reside you go with out energy for someday however in my space, after a foul storm, we might be with out energy for as much as two weeks. Certainly one of my neighbors has an all-electric home, and through a six-day energy outage, all he needed to cook dinner with was his barbecue. My home has a fuel range and a fuel water heater. Throughout that very same outage, I used to be in a position to cook dinner and take a sizzling bathe. I’ll take a fuel equipment over an electrical one any day. William J. Griggs
Brooklyn: Mayor Adams, what are you considering? How do you return on guarantees that had been made to metropolis employees way back? I’m one of many employees who took a lower-paying job as a result of the advantages had been good. I’ve been working for greater than 20 years with the thought that I’d have my medical health insurance once I retire. Now, to save lots of the town cash, they wish to reduce our advantages. What? Final time I checked, you don’t change the foundations in the course of the sport. Change the foundations for the brand new gamers and depart the outdated gamers alone! Is the cash that you just wish to take from us tax-paying residents going to pay for the non-tax-paying immigrants coming to our metropolis? I hope you’ll not be on the lookout for a second time period as a result of I don’t assume folks like rule-changers. Valarie Matta