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It's a distinction without a difference Jack!


jackmartinsWhen Martins’ spokesman E. O’Brien Murray told Newsday “Jack Martins, the Republican candidate running to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Steve Israel, will vote for Donald Trump, his party’s presidential candidate, but has not endorsed him”, he is stating a distinction without a difference. This demonstration of mental gymnastics “is a type of logical fallacy where an author or speaker attempts to describe a distinction between two things although no difference exists.”

Sometime it's not clever or sophisticated language that matters, it's the simple truth and wisdom passed down by our Caribbean parents, “Child, dat man is giving ya a six for a nine”

Jack Martins, where is your moral courage? What is the difference between voting for someone and their ideas and not endorsing them?

My Mom

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 August 2016 09:21 )

The Elmont community has been patiently waiting

The Elmont community has been patiently waiting. Year after year we wonder what, if anything, will come of the requests for proposals for the redevelopment of the south parking lot of Belmont Racetrack. With no other large area of land available to build anything of any significance, this area has become the one that, depending on what goes there, can make or break our town.
The proposals have ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous. On one end, we have the plan put forth by the Engle Burman Group. They clearly listened to the community and developed a plan that includes a full size supermarket (which presently does not exist in Elmont), three restaurants, a bank, a large box store, a business Costco, an athletic field, a playground for children and a community center with the entire area patrolled by on-site security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Their commitment to incorporating green technology and making sure there will be no negative impact on our water and sewer systems, along with addressing the potential impact on traffic within a ten-mile radius further reinforces their commitment to not only giving the town what it so desperately needs but doing so in a way that enhances our community both practically and aesthetically. Recognizing that residential homes line the perimeter of the current parking lot, they have made sure those homeowners will see nothing but full, lovely trees. If brought to reality, this plan would not only bring our area solid, well-paying jobs with growth potential but would be a huge selling point to home buyers.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 04 August 2016 11:05 )

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Last Updated ( Friday, 27 November 2009 16:50 )

One Hundred Years, Mrs. Garnette

Image Berthenia was 7days old when on November 13, 1907, Paul Cornu flew the first helicopter. It flew for only twenty seconds and got five feet up in the air. Today Berthenia Garnett is 100 years old. Born in Willington SC, November 6, 1907 she later relocated to McCormick where she met the late William Garnett and married December 19, 1928. Mrs. Garnett has 5 children, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren & 1 great-great grandchild.

She’s is a member of the Jamaica Square Improvement League, and has been a memberEmanuel Baptist Church since 1941. She was a very active member of the Deaconess Board, Missionary Circle, Flower Circle as well as the Choir until her health declined.

Elmont Online Congratulates Mrs Garnette. She represents the dignity resilience, longevity and long suffering of a people.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 03 February 2008 04:47 )
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