Don’t fall for Trump’s slogans

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Recently, I wrote about Hitler using propaganda to accuse the newspapers of publishing “Jewish lies,” and comparing it with Trump’s “fake news.” This month: slogans. Hitler learned about slogans from the Social Democrats (Communists), whom he hated. Repeat something often enough and the masses will believe it. He always pandered to the “masses.” Hitler: “Make Germany great again.” Trump: “Make America great again.” He took the words right out of Hitler’s mouth. However, many of the things Trump is doing, such as taking us out of the Paris Climate Accords, are not making us look great. Instead, we look like a country full of uneducated, uncaring and entitled fools.Anyway, right from the magazine of the Union of Concerned Scientists, here’s another Trump slogan: “Two for one.” Sounds great, doesn’t it? Like getting two loaves of bread for the price of one — but not so. This order of Trump’s requires federal agencies to repeal two regulations for every one they issue.The Environmental Protection Agency wants to issue a regulation preventing toxic mercury from being discharged into public sewer systems. Sounds like a good rule. But what would they have to do, ditch the Clean Air and Clean Water acts (if they haven’t already been ditched)? What sort of government do we have that happily sets out to purposely poison the world by dumping toxins and filth into our water and air?I say, be aware, be sharp, don’t fall for slogans, and conserve fossil fuels and give up methane-causing beef.JAHNN SWANKER-GIBSONJohnstownMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

The Latest: Cowboys’ Elliott feels ‘normal’ after diagnosis

first_imgThe Latest: Cowboys’ Elliott feels ‘normal’ after diagnosis Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott says he is feeling “normal” after testing positive for the coronavirus earlier this month. Manchester City has been given permission to host Liverpool in the Premier League on July 2 at Etihad Stadium.The Man City-Liverpool match had been one of five games the police asked to be held at a neutral venue to keep away fans because of safety concerns.But Manchester City Council’s safety advisory group says there are “no objections” to the match at City’s home stadium.The safety advisory group included representatives from the city council, Greater Manchester Police, fire and rescue services, and supporters’ groups.___ Associated Press The rugby final of the postponed European Champions Cup has been set for Oct. 17 and the final of the second-tier Challenge Cup will be the day before.The matches were called off in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.The quarterfinals for both tournaments have been rescheduled for the weekend of Sept. 18-20. The semifinals will be Sept. 25-27.Leinster will host Saracens in the quarterfinals in a repeat of the 2019 final, Toulouse plays at home against Ulster, Clermont Auvergne faces fellow French side Racing 92, and Exeter will welcome Northampton in an all-English clash.European Professional Club Rugby says it remains committed to staging the finals in Marseille, France.center_img June 25, 2020 ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports “I would say I maybe had one or two days where I felt symptoms, and even then it wasn’t too bad,” Elliott said during a Twitch chat with Scooter Magruder this week. “I had a cough and a little bit of shortness of breath. But now I would say I feel good, I feel normal.”Elliott said he hasn’t resumed working out yet. He said he could have been re-tested this week, but decided that it wouldn’t hurt to wait and get more rest first.It was revealed June 15 that Elliott had tested positive for the coronavirus. That was about a week after he had been tested.Elliott’s mother said last week on Twitter that the running back had been around someone who had no symptoms, but then tested positive for the coronavirus three days later. Elliott’s mother and sister were with him during that encounter. Both tested negative.___last_img read more

Seniors hope for win vs. PSU

first_imgWith Senior Night sure to evoke powerful emotions among the Badgers, UW is hopeful for a victory.[/media-credit]Coming off a well earned overtime win against UIC Wednesday, the Wisconsin men’s soccer team (3-12-2, 0-4-1 Big Ten) will look to continue to improve against Big Ten rival No. 22 Penn State Saturday at the McClimon Soccer Complex.Before the Badgers’ final regular season match, fans, teammates and coaches will honor seniors Aaron Nichols, Bryan Gerster, Jon Rzepka and Ryan Vint for Senior Night.“Our seniors have been the heart of our team,” defensive midfielder Paul Yonga said. “It’s been a difficult year for them, so we’re going to go out there and try to win it for them. These last couple of games, we’ve been trying to work our hardest to build on our losing season, so we’re going to…hopefully send them off in a good fashion.”Penn State will come to Madison boasting an impressive 11-5-1 record (2-2-1 Big Ten) and features one of the fiercest offenses the Badgers have faced all season.The Nittany Lions lead the Big Ten in goals, assists and overall points per game. Forward Corey Hertzog (14 goals) and midfielders Matheus Braga (12 assists) and Mackenzie Arment (12 points) lead the team offensively. Hertzog is also tied atop the Big Ten with five game-winning goals this season.“[Braga] is a Brazilian kid; he strikes a very good ball,” head coach John Trask said. “Yeah, Hertzog may be the best frontrunner we’ve seen. At least he’s up in the same clientele as Will Bruin and Ethan Finlay. Hertzog is going to be a handful; he’s a very good player, but Penn State has a lot of good players.“We’re going to have to be right mentally and ready for the battle, and it will be a battle. Hopefully a lot of fans will be out here because it will be an exciting college soccer game.”Freshman midfielder and Wednesday night’s game winning goal-scorer Joey Tennyson feels confident the team can hold PSU’s offensive firepower in check like it has against other top-notch goal scorers this season. Tennyson also believes the Badgers’ new 4-4-2 formation will continue to keep the team competitive in putting together offensive strikes of its own.For the most part, Wisconsin will just need to continue doing what it has been doing defensively to limit Penn State’s big players, Yonga said. He stressed that the Badgers will have to come out hard, but also control their emotions resulting from Senior Night.While Trask has been proud of the team’s performance in the past three games – especially on the defensive side of the ball, where the Badgers have allowed only one goal and earned two shutout victories – UW must step up in terms of creating and finishing scoring chances.“Definitely room for improvement,” Trask said. “Gerster hurt his toe the other day in training and just didn’t seem to be moving as freely on it, that’s why we used Danny Ahlering quite a bit. We’re limited; we don’t have a lot of forwards on the roster right now. It’s who we are, and other guys are helping out and doing what they can.”Recognizing his team will probably not create a ton of scoring chances against PSU, Trask added that the Badgers will instead have to take advantage of the few opportunities they do create and make sure to maintain their lockdown defense.“We’ve got to stay razor tight in the back and we’re not going to create a ton of chances against that Penn State team,” Trask said. “We’re going to have to finish off the couple that we create.”“I know Chris Prince would love to score that hat-trick, but good players find that one chance in a game to make the difference,” Trask continued. “We need him to score the one goal in a 1-0 win; that’s what we’re really looking for…we don’t want to be a team that gives up three or four goals.”last_img read more