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Please, improve Sheridan Drive…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: Please sign this petition to improve Sheridan Drive. Minimize accident severity. Improve traffic flow. Make left hand turns easier. Make room for bikes. The Trump shutdown is coming! The Trump shutdown

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Yes, David Pecker is his real name…

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news: Long-time National Enquirer publisher David Pecker (yes that’s really his name) will not face criminal charges for catching and killing a story about President Trump’s affair with a Playboy Bunny. As

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Victory is ours, sayeth the slow spokes

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: Victory is ours, sayeth the Slow Spokes! Elves unite! We will rule the world! Thanks Mark Mitri for leading with love. The world needs more Slow Spokes. Love more. Judge less. Come ride

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Trump supporters might call them fake

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: If you are a Trump supporter, you might call them “fake” or “enemies of the people.” Time Magazine calls slain and imprisoned journalists “Person of the Year.” I guess it’s just

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Examining the times of Trump…

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: –Examining the rise of white supremacy in the time of Trump. https://www.npr.org/…/what-the-ebbs-and-flows-of-the-kkk-ca… –A notoriously finicky federal program which turned grants into loans if teachers working in low-income districts didn’t get paperwork perfect

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Cider in Bedford Falls…

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: –Visited Bedford Falls Saturday. Saw Zuzu, George, Little Janie, 5,000 people running and had some mulled cider. I wanted to see if I could act like a Pixie, order a flaming

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It’s Pearl Harbor Day…

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: –It’s Pearl Harbor day. May we never forget. –In the wake of President Trump’s dismissal of a report on climate change, federal environmental regulations continue to be rolled back. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46471447 –The Trump

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That whole peanut roll thing…

BY JOE GENCO A Short Take on Today’s News: –So that whole Peanut Roll thing didn’t work out. Showed up ready to ride, but ugh, fat tires and mountain bikes and mud and me. I tried. Made it 1.5 miles

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Journeyed to 9th Ward

BY JOE GENCO Journeyed to 9th Ward at Babeville for Davey O’s Food Bank of WNY fundraiser. Paul Lamont reminds me of John Prine. I never put my finger on it until last night. Tina Marie Williams has a wicked emotional register. I

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Genco’s short take on today’s news

BY JOE GENCO A short take on today’s news… –Hey! It’s Small Business Saturday. Take a walk around Clarence Center and spend some money on Main Street –Took a drive to Lockport with Beth and walked the trails in the Nature Center

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It can’t be as horrific as it seems so far

BY JOE GENCO –It’s only been 13 days, and everywhere I look, I find another story mocking, chiding or criticizing Trump’s decisions. Many of our Conservative or Republican blog followers, like Richard Neidrauer and Richard Meyershave drifted away. Where should I be looking

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Trump says, ‘you’re fired’

BY JOE GENCO –President Trump rightly fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama holdover in place pending Jeff Sessions confirmation, because she used her office as a bully pulpit to criticize his immigration order. He was right to fire

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The dictator’s playbook, and a more reasonable view…

BY JOE GENCO –The dictator playbook begins with targeting the immigrants. Soon after comes finding a reason for war. We are on that slippery slope. https://medium.com/…/welcome-to-the-dictator-playbook-51760… –Here’s a differing, and more reasonable view from the National Review. http://www.nationalreview.com/…/donald-trump-refugee-execut… –Meanwhile, Jay Burney went to Buffalo

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As Trump scapegoats refugee families…

BY JOE GENCO –Interested in learning more about eating the food that surrounds you? Join Eric Cornell, Euell Gibbons and me from 12-3 today at Ashker’s. Register here. Soon I will give up shaving my armpits. OK, I made up the

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Meanwhile, in California…

BY JOE GENCO –So journalist/activists were arrested in Washington at the riots, not to be confused with alternative/journalists or working/journalists. You know they don’t all get First Amendment rights. –Meanwhile in California, Gov. Jerry Brown is moving forward with global

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Whipping up fervor with irony

BY JOE GENCO –As our President whips up the anti-immigrant fervor, it’s important to remember there have been 28 deadly attacks in the United States since 9/11 but not one has been committed by a foreigner. http://www.vox.com/…/11/23/9765718/domestic-terrorism-threat –6 journalists doing their

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A slippery slope in Waukesha

BY JOE GENCO –President Trump today unveils plans for his wall. I love the way he keeps posing signing executive orders in the Oval Office with his posse of pasty white men. http://www.sfgate.com/…/Trump-to-move-on-border-security-im… –Here’s a fun story from Buffalo Rising about