Readers hold forth on prepare hazard, Yankees’ defeat and Nixon’s environmentalism – The Mercury Information


What is going to it take to make the subway really feel protected?

Brooklyn: I took the subway lately to see a Broadway play, my first time on it within the night because the pandemic began. On the way in which into Manhattan, I noticed a few homeless folks sleeping on station flooring, then noticed some guys so spaced out on medicine that they might barely stand. That wasn’t too dangerous, however on the journey again to Brooklyn, issues received just a little extra intense.

Getting into the station, I noticed a younger couple leaping the turnstile. They had been underneath the affect and laughing. I informed them they need to pay their fare. An argument ensued, and the younger man threatened to hit me (I’m 79). On the prepare, a lady dragging a suitcase repeatedly walked backwards and forwards via the automobile speaking to an imaginary individual. A teenager dressed to the nines in a really skimpy outfit received on, stood straight in entrance of my partner and me (we had been seated), and proceeded to stomp her foot the way in which a horse would, obtrusive at everybody as if daring somebody to say one thing. Fortunately, nobody took the bait.

Lastly, we received to our dwelling station. We noticed three fare-beating younger ladies stroll in via the exit gate whereas two cops watched them and laughed. We handed one other homeless man sleeping on the ground, and a pair extra folks spaced out on the high of the steps.

All in all, an fascinating night! Mr. Mayor, I assumed you had been going to make the subways protected once more. You would possibly strive consuming in just a little extra so you’ll be able to pay extra consideration to what’s happening. George Nader


Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Whereas flying dwelling from Indiana (a go to to my sister), I handed over NYC. It was a dreary day. Town — my metropolis — crying. Bramhall, I wish to see a cartoon within the Every day Information of the town crying, a darkish cloud above it with the phrase “CRIME” and beneath the town: “PLEASE HELP ME.” Randy Jurgensen

Overseas coverage boomerang

Bronx: Allow us to not overlook that the situations inflicting the Venezuelans to return right here looking for asylum had been attributable to the USA authorities’s makes an attempt to overthrow the president pretty elected by the folks of Venezuela and to put in as president somebody who didn’t even run. W. Twirley

Comedy of errors

Manhattan: Had been the Yankees going wherever after their July-August swoon that pilloried and perturbed all of New York, particularly all actual Yankees followers? Plus, right here’s the factor about Aaron Decide: His post-season dying knell of strikeout after strikeout proves he’s so dumb as to by no means be taught from his batting errors. I heard many post-final-ALCS-loss analysts level fingers — particularly the lucid David Cone — at Aaron Boone’s idiotic Gerrit Cole ouster in sport three for lame Lou Trivino, who doesn’t need to shine my footwear. Boone had in his bullpen Clay Holmes, Jonathan Loaisiga and Wandy Peralta. So he made the season-ending blunder of taking out our ace Cole for a minor-league arm! Decide way back misplaced his captainship and can go to the San Francisco Giants, who will blow him away with huge cash in hopes of recapturing steroidal Barry Bonds’ glory to fill the stands with home-run-loving followers. I stand by my prophetic phrases. Mitch Corber

Robust calls

Ocean View, N.J.: Roger, your refs tried their greatest to present the Jacksonville Jaguars a victory on Sunday afternoon — 4 penalties on the final drive of the sport in opposition to the Giants. They need to be fired and investigated for whether or not any of them had any cash on the sport, particularly the one who referred to as the penalties. Jim Fusco

Consultant workforce

Brooklyn: With all 4 main sports activities in motion, I wish to take a second to acknowledge the variety of the Every day Information sportswriters, all of whom are folks of shade, ladies or members of the LQBTQ neighborhood. Kudos to this newspaper for having a workforce that displays the variety of the town and the groups they assist. Joe Ferra


Manhattan: I believe the explanation cops all the time plead the Fifth (just like the 376 dangerous cops in Uvalde, Texas) is that none of their lies make any sense. Have a look at their evil speaking level that George Floyd died from a drug overdose (let’s kneel on Derek Chauvin’s neck for 9 minutes and see what occurs). If they’re proper that Floyd died of an overdose, then all 4 cops on the scene must do time in jail for not speeding a dying American to the hospital and never attempting to save lots of him (how does kneeling on a dying individual shield or serve them?). That will be literal homicide, not manslaughter, as a result of they knew they weren’t racing him to the hospital. Return to complete silence, dangerous cops! Larkin Novak

Acquainted ploy

Brooklyn: Lee Zeldin pledges to not mess with ladies’s abortion rights if elected New York’s governor. Appears I (in addition to tens of millions of others) heard an identical pledge some place else. Sure! These 4 Supreme Court docket justice Republican candidates swore that Roe v. Wade was sacred — the legislation of the land, by no means to be touched. Guess what? Yep, Roe’s overturned. So, we’re anticipated to imagine a Ratpublican, anti-abortion, Trump-supported, voted-to-overturn-the-election congressman that New York ladies’s abortion rights are completely protected if he’s elected? Yeah, no! Kevin Hanley

Greener GOP

Manhattan: Mark Inexperienced was actually proper about many points in his Sunday op-ed (”Democrats’ closing pitch,” Oct. 23). However he did checklist plenty of social progress points he stated had been opposed by Republicans from the presidency of FDR to President Biden. One concern talked about was environmental safety legal guidelines, a lot of which had been truly handed underneath Richard Nixon. That features the Environmental Safety Act, the Clear Air Act, the Marine Mammal Safety Act and the Endangered Species Act. Our earliest environmental safety legal guidelines had been truly handed underneath FDR’s relative, Theodore Roosevelt. He handed legal guidelines to guard our nationwide parks. Donald Trump did every little thing he might to get rid of a lot of these legal guidelines, however not all earlier Republican leaders had been anti-environmental safety. Sue Deutsch

Chickening out

Redondo Seaside, Calif.: With Donald Trump’s Boeing 757 again within the air, does this imply it’s making ready for a visit to a different nation? John Chevedden

Current grievances

Brooklyn: Voicer Margo Kent stated Trump “created all his personal issues” — you imply like a failed bail system, a dozen eggs nearing $10, a subway system that parallels the streets of Ukraine or Letitia James’s myopic preoccupation with Trump? Bear in mind, Ms. Kent, the entire aforementioned was the byproduct of our present administration. Ron Goldman

Main man

Forest Hills: So Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson declined (once more) to run for main public workplace to save lots of us from Dem-publican liars and losers on either side — so he might as an alternative make total-garbage motion pictures like “Black Adam”? The DC Prolonged Universe is so inept that they even took the always-lovable Rock and made him boring! Possibly Dwayne ought to run for president — of Warner Brothers! Mr. Rock, you could be president of the USA and nonetheless make motion pictures, FYI. In actual fact, there’s no rule saying it’s a must to put in even one hour every week to do presidential stuff. Your cupboard and employees do all of the work. The POTUS is usually a mascot. Considering the president runs America is like pondering Ronald McDonald runs McDonald’s, goes the proverb. Dwayne 2024! And none of those huge celebs (Tom Hanks!) can use skeletons of their closets to keep away from working — McDonald Rump modified that customary without end! Jim Ranium

Out of sight

Hopewell Junction, N.Y.: When requested how dangerous the recession goes to be, I’m ready for the primary economist to say, “Simply consider Artwork Garfunkel’s hairline.” Freddy Sacco

Sees it on a regular basis

Whitestone: The photograph of the unicyclist on Second Ave. was described as an atypical sight (”A unicycle rider takes the excessive street in East Village,” Oct. 22). I disagree! Discover, please, that he’s biking in site visitors and never utilizing the bike lane. Very typical, and unsafe to him and the drivers with whom he’s imagined to share the street. Phyllis Rosenthal


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