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Posted: Friday, November 23, 2012 12:00 am

By Daniel J. Grandinetti


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  • 1Riparian posted at 3:54 pm on Fri, Nov 23, 2012.

    1Riparian Posts: 32

    Hudson is now a City that now uses swatt teams to evict citizen volunteers (at gunpoint) from the community’s wharf. It’s become quite clear that Mr. Friedman and his band of Docent Dems would like to gentrify below 3rd street. They overlook the affect of urban sprawl on the indigenous culture. He might first want to begin replacing the many factories & playgrounds that once served our City before serving the carpetbaggers he now caters to.

  • pothos posted at 10:33 am on Fri, Nov 23, 2012.

    pothos Posts: 119

    Mr. Grandinetti in Castleton wants us to believe he has "made an effort to keep personality out of [his] comments" with ad hominem jabs like this: "Are you intellectually superior and emotionally/physically inferior?"

    Commenter "Mussman" wants us to believe that for her, "the Flag is a symbol of the freedoms that many have fought and died for." This is from the same woman who commissioned a mural to be painted on her building which desecrated the Statue of Liberty throughout the Bush years.

    Hypocrisy: The practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold or possess; falseness.

  • Good Ole Gus posted at 8:44 am on Fri, Nov 23, 2012.

    Good Ole Gus Posts: 134

    Well said Mr. Grandinetti. Friedman and his cadre in city government seem to have no purpose other than the desire to "protest" against something- anything really. But the hard work of running a city is beneath them. The article in the paper Thanksgiving about Friedman's refual to take the pledge is telling. He claims he doesn't stand because that is the first time he reads the resolutions he has to vote on that night. Maybe if he came to City Hall earlier, he could do that.

  • Mussmann posted at 7:42 am on Fri, Nov 23, 2012.

    Mussmann Posts: 13

    Mr. Grandinetti has made many valid points. I believe Mr. Friedman has rendered himself ineffective by his actions. His actions speak volumes. The Flag is a symbol of the freedoms that many have fought and died for--- respect is in order. (especially from a "city official")
    Mr. Friedman's actions can be debated and argued over for many hours but what remains is the division in our City and the inability to address the things that really are unfair and abusive to many of the people who live and struggle to make their way in these complex times. I agree entirely that the Police Dept. Budget is excessive when weighed against other interests in our city. I think the Mayor and the Council failed to come to terms with the Police Dept. and their budget.
    And I believe (as does Mr. Grandinetti) that the Police should live in our city. I believe that our teachers should live in the Hudson School District as well. Absence does not serve us well. It is clear that the actions of Mr. Friedman add to the fuel the fire of discontent that simmers in our community. The gossips and the spinners glory in the division that keeps the eyes popping. The arguments are beyond the "us" vs "them" stage. The challenge is to solve problems not be the problem.