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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Giving you pieces of my mind

Sorry I've been blogless for about a week. Got busy with some other things. Here's what's been on my mind lately:

* I can't believe that Scott Murphy, the Democratic candidate in the upcoming special election in New York's 20th Congressional District, is not trying to make hay out of Republican candidate James Tedsico not living in the district. (Tedsico lives in Schenectady, which is just outside the 20th.) Tedisco isn't breaking any laws - it's legal to run for Congress in any district in New York as long as you live in the state - but it seems to me that Murphy would score a lot of points by reminding voters in the 20th that Tedisco isn't one of them. But what does Murphy do instead? He agrees to debate Tedisco on March 26 in Latham, which is - you guessed it - not in the 20th District.

* One of the 11 p.m. news anchors on WABC-TV 7 in New York City commented on Saturday that the return of daylight-saving time means we're getting "an extra hour of daylight." It does? That's news to me. Sunset may be coming an hour later, but so is sunrise.

*The Sonic drive-in restaurant chain is building its first-ever New York state location in the town of Ulster. A drive-in restaurant in a place that gets snow about five months out of every year - yeah, that makes sense.

* Not yet sure how I feel about Terrell "T.O." Owens signing with my beloved Buffalo Bills. He's a good receiver, to be sure, but he has a reputation for being a troublemaker and a devisive element in the locker room - something the Bills can do without. I'm willing to give T.O. a chance, but forgive me if I don't put too much faith in a guy who has made numerous enemies in his three previous NFL cities.



Blogger derek said...

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March 10, 2009 at 12:04 PM 
Blogger derek said...

Oh to have the goodness that is Sonic.... it will be very very tasty indeed. :-)

Keep in mind that MOST fast-food restaurants do the majority of their sales by drive-thru anyway... so that it's a drive-in is somewhat secondary...

March 10, 2009 at 12:05 PM 

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