Italo Savella 
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Re: “Trump and city schools: spreading charters and vouchers

Oh, cry me a river! Perhaps, competition from charter schools will improve Rochester's public schools. Competition always improves products.

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Posted by Italo Savella on 12/09/2016 at 5:08 PM

Re: “After Trump’s ‘triumph’: warnings and lessons

Ms. Towler, I understand your consternation but I don't empathize with it. There were plenty of red flags suggesting you should have distrusted the polls, not read the New York Times, not watched CNN and, especially, not nominated a colossal corrupt fraud like Hillary Clinton. But you were dying to score another "first": the first woman POTUS. And the reason I don't empathize with you is because I had to endure 8 years of Bill Clinton and 8 years of Barack Obama. Never, during those years, did I think America was not my country, least of all that I should leave it; not that I could afford it, mind you. Only liberals think that way.
Now, you comfort yourself with the thought that Trump might not do all the things he talked about while campaigning. Perhaps. But his pick of Steve Bannon as chief strategist and Senator Jeff Sessions as AG is a good indication that he will.
But here's what ominous. Not that Trump might have to divert the Potomac to wash out the Augean stables Washington has been turned into by the Clintons and the Obamas, but that Barack Obama has refused to tell the anti-Trump demonstrators to cease and desist. That is despicable. And it tells us that he does not accept the results and may thinkjust like you, probablythat they are illegitimate.

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Posted by Italo Savella on 11/19/2016 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Cuomo and corruption, Trump and the debate

Oh Ms Towler, Ms Towler!
I recognize very much the country I live in. I did even when, in the 1990's, it elected twice a dissolute reprobate in the person of Bill Clinton to the presidency of the United States. I recognized it even when, in this century, it elected twice a prevaricating greenhorn skin color in the person of Barack Obama. On all four occasions, I accepted the electorate's verdict. I did not think of those who had voted for the two scoundrels as "deplorable." Uninformed, perhaps.
I agree with reader "johnny" that your description of Trump fits to a "t" Obama, and Hillary Clinton, I might add. Everything you think Trump will do, Hillary has done.
Back on Sept. 16th, I posted the following note on Facbook:
"Nobody knows for sure who came up with the witticism:"It's hard to make predictions, especially about the future." Mark Twain? Jogi Berra? I don't know, but I am going to make a prediction, and save it to make fun of me after Nov. 8th, 2016. Political commentators and future historians will say after that date that Hillary Clinton lost the election when she uttered the "deplorable" comment about Trump supporters. From a proud "deplorable" American going out on a limb!"
It was then that Hillary Clinton signed her death sentence, electorally speaking. Her condescending, snooty attitude toward the American voter was breath taking.

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Posted by Italo Savella on 09/29/2016 at 9:05 PM

Re: “A depressing campaign nears its bitter end

You mean, Ms. Towler, you are not all gaga over Hillary Clinton?!?! I can understand your feelings about Trump, but Hillary!!! I thought she was the second coming of Christ! Could the imbroglio about the unauthorized server or the millions pouring into the Clinton Foundation from petro-dollar-rich Arab countries or what happened at a place named Benghazi or her enabling of a philandering husband have something to do with it? When I read your column, I wonder what planet you live on. Experienced and bright? Hillary Clinton?

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Posted by Italo Savella on 09/10/2016 at 1:07 PM

Re: “Electing a president of a divided nation

"We are a deeply divided nation" says Ms. Towler. And who's doing the dividing? Who pits rich against poor? Men against women? White against black? Straight against gays? Citizens against immigrants? Whose is the party of "identity politics"? Whose is the party who welcomes anyone with a gripe? I couldn't care less about someone's economic status, gender, race, sexual proclivity or possession of a passport, green card, or license, if acquired legally. When a muslim loser kills 49 people in a night club or a muslim couple kills 14 office workers or 2 muslim brothers kill 3 spectators at a sporting event, I don't care who the victims like to make love with or what gender they are. They are Americans. Your party, Ms. Towler is responsible for the division of this country.

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Posted by Italo Savella on 08/10/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “COMMENTARY: Too much firepower, not enough reason

OK, Mr. Moule, let's have an honest conversation about guns. Let me premise that I am not an NRA member, I never owned a gun and I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times that I have fired a gun. That was at target shooting ranges.
You say you are tired of the old cliché`: Guns don't kill people, people do. That's the same as: Cars don't kill people, drunk drivers do. You see, it's not a cliché`. It's a profound truth. You may have heard of the sit-in charade democrats went through in the House of Representatives to protest Congress' refusal to pass four of their gun control laws. By their own admission, they said none of those laws would have prevented Omar Matteen from buying his guns. So, what are we talking about? Funny how you mention Columbine, Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook but, when you mention Orlando, you failed to mention the perp was a muslim. You see, Sig Sauer rifles don't have a problem with gays, but muslims do. And, somehow, you forgot about San Bernardino, Bruxelles and twice Paris where the victims were people from all walks of life who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I don't think Barack Obama and the democrats have the slightest interest in curbing crime. In fact, I agree with what Wayne La Pierre said of Clinton some years ago: Democrats are comfortable with the current level of crime. It allows them to divert attention from what they really want to the straw man, which is what gun control really is. If dems wanted to reduce crime, they would be in favor of curbing the flood of illegal immigrants into our country among whom there are many criminals. If dems wanted to reduce crime, they would be in favor on keeping mentally troubled individuals locked up in the proper institutions. If dems wanted to reduce crime, they would allow the FBI to scour social media and keep an eye on mosques. If dems wanted to reduce crime, they would propose doing away with "gun free" zones because they are an invitation to any nutcake to come and shoot people, and being assured that nobody will shoot back. That's just for starters. But you don't see the dems proposing any of that, do you?
Gun control is not about crime. It's about CONTROL. Barack Obama wants to take guns away from law-abiding citizens. THEY are the enemy because they can vote dems out of power. The Omar Matteens of the world are always going to get their "assault weapons," whatever that means. I can assault you with a baseball bat or my santoku knife. And I'd feel a lot more comfortable in a room full of NRA types than in one full of muslims.

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Posted by Italo Savella on 06/24/2016 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Is it possible to make America whole again?

"Is it possible to make America whole again" you say?!?! Like Obama has been doing for seven and half years? Here's a man who has pounced on every instance of conflict between white policemen and blacks or "white Hispanics" and blacks, not waiting for any factual evidence to justify taking one position or another, to exacerbate a racial divide that was well on its way to healing before he took office. Here's a man who touted a non-existent gender-based wage gap. Here's a man who is harming low-wage people, especially blacks, by allowing un-regulated immigration. Here's a man that constantly pits race against race, ethnicity against ethnicity, gender against gender, well-to-do people against poor, antagonizes hard-working job-creating businessmen with a "you didn't build that" and you talk about "making America whole again"? Is Hillary or Bernie going to do better? Trump has demolished political correctness. I approve of that. Trump has had his security people eject disruptive interlopers from his rallies. I approve of that. Trump wants to build a wall on the border to control immigration. I approve of that. I find touching your concern for the Party of Lincoln. Let me remind you that it was that party abolished slavery. It was that party that gave LBJ the votes he needed to pass the Voting Rights Act and the Civil Right Acts. How is that for making America whole again/ Your party supported both slavery and segregation.

25 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Italo Savella on 03/10/2016 at 6:19 PM

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