Readers Hear a Voice on Knicks’ Draft Picks, Thucydides’ Warning and Horses – New York Daily News

Obelika, Ala: All stars lined up. Donovan Mitchell longed to join his hometown Knicks, and they had 11 first-round options for suspension. The Hallmark moment seemed inevitable until it wasn’t. The Cleveland Cavaliers avoided the bombing. Instead, they recognized their man and got him. Give the Cavs an A for boldness.

The Knicks would justify their failure: Mitchell and Jason Bronson would be a bad combination. Furthermore, he is a ball dominating player who joins Julius Randle as a ball dominant player. Like John McEnroe, I said, “You can’t be serious.” Randle won MVP in 2021, but in the playoffs, he was stunned by tough double teams and he messed up and stumbled. Bronson increased his market value with his improved playoff performance, albeit as Luka Doncic’s second violin. He’s a good player, but not close to Mitchell.

Mitchell grilled every defense he faced in a playoff match. In fact, his average playoff is 28.3 points per game. To win the playoffs, the team needs a super scorer. Only the most optimistic Knicks fan believes Leon Rose will use these draft options to bring an elite player to the Knicks.

By the way, who was the last elite player the Knicks got? Carmelo Anthony in 2011.

Stephen Bundy described the situation as Knicks. Mark D. Greenwood

Glen Cove, LE: After reading Voicer James Hyland’s letter, I don’t think he has any understanding of the true nature of Marxism. As for the burgeoning fossil fuel industry, I suppose Hyland thinks global warming is a hoax. Alan Rosengarten

Manhattan: It was both a pleasure and a sadness reading Harry Siegel’s column “Candid intelligence wins when partisanship trumps blood.” (September 4) citing Thucydides – Delight that Thucydides is so clear in his depiction of societal lineage; Sadness that our country repeats mistakes that may lead to civil war. When the rule of law is mocked by a violent and anti-intellectual minority, the center becomes threatened. Democracy is worth fighting for. We must honor our ancestors who gave us this unique form of government by protecting it from bullies, liars and cheaters. Thucydides wrote, “The key to happiness is freedom.” You must summon the enemies of freedom. Bless President Biden for sounding the alarm. Jeffrey Sivers Wright

Bronx: I can’t wait to see that hateful orange loser in an orange jumpsuit. John Cerulia

Manhattan: Can someone please tell me the name of that black man who always stands behind Donald Champ at all his rallies wearing the same “Blacks for Trump” shirt? He was there at all of his rallies when Trump was running for reelection, right behind him on TV in every city. still in it. In every city, he’s in the front – or should I say, back – and middle of his main man. How much money is paid to him to kiss Ash? Raymond McAddy

Bronx: To Melania Trump: May I suggest you turn over all of your clothing touched by the FBI to charity, including what was touched in your son Barron’s room? And, of course, this giveaway should be broadcast on TV. Mary Caggiano

Hopewell Junction, NY: Until further notice, “Hail to the Chief” will be replaced by the following, sung to the music of “God Bless America”: Someone Bless America / Split into Bits / Stand By It / Divide It / By Race, They stain/vote out/da-duh, da-duh. Freddy Sacco

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Manhattan: Voicer Cecilia Gullas has a supposed problem with a Housing and Development Preservation tenant who has a dog in her room, so she maliciously asks, “Do animals have more rights than humans?” Well, Cecilia, ask an old horse that just collapsed on a New York City street and was so openly and freely beaten by a human driver who knew there would be no consequences for his vicious cruelty. Animals have no rights, Cecilia. It is legal to kill them for fun and sport, companion animal abuse penalties are minimal and farm animals have basically no protection. Grace Luntz

Manhattan: On the subject of the exploited and abused horses charged with pulling wagons in Central Park: I have long supported the movement to deindustrialize and send these horses to a comfortable retirement home. Although I generally like guilds and guild members, in this case they are wrong to advocate this disgraceful exploitation and are offensive when they accuse us as equine defenders of being elitist with too much money and a hidden and irrelevant agenda. I hope that more City Council members will come and have the courage and step forward to co-sponsor the pro-horse and anti-exploitation legislation that is being worked on. Mark Caponegro

Manhattan: With 71% of New Yorkers in favor of a ban on horse carriages, the wealthy horse carriage industry and the union are desperate to change the narrative by proposing taxpayer-funded welfare reforms. However, it is the same industry that has opposed every previous measure to improve horses’ lives, including enacting temperature restrictions and maximum daily working hours for horses (1989 and 1993), installing fire sprinklers in stables (2000), increasing annual veterinary visits, and decreasing Hours of Operation, Requires Vacation Time and 20-Year Age Limit (2007), Increased Stall Size, Enforced 26-Year Maximum Age Requirement for Cold Weather Blankets, More Comfortable Tying and Humane Disposal of Retired Horses (2010), Heat Restriction Adjustment for Hazardous Humidity Factor (2019). The hypocrisy is amazing. How naive do New Yorkers think? Let’s focus on the issue: horse carriages are no longer required here. Nathan Smil

East Meadow, LI: The presence of “gun-free zone” signs in Times Square can be as laughable as the “Just Say No” signs in drug dens. Jeff Tak

Greenwich, Connecticut: I could hardly believe my eyes when reading “A Roman Glimpse into America’s Post-Rho Future?” (ibid., September 1) by Jenny Lyon. She essentially makes the case (based on her limited sample of a small European orphanage) that children are better off after the end of a barbaric abortion than the silence and lameness of childhood caused by an unwanted pregnancy. Where is her humanity? Where is its attempt to provide solutions to this situation? Do you offer ideas? No, she says coldly: “If the Roman experience has taught us anything, it is that restrictions on reproductive liberties can have horrific effects on a nation’s children.” In Leon’s world, a dead child is better than a child who can be nurtured with love and affection after being abandoned by his mother. Natalie Barclay

Manasquan, NJ: Your article “It’s a matter of managers: anger at the departure of the union’s CEO” (September 5) Failed to defend the Chairman of the Board of School Supervisors and Administrators, someone I have had the honor to know and work with for more than 20 years. Anyone familiar with the work ethic, loyalty, and fairness of Marc Cannizzaro reads this article with disbelief, anger, and confusion. I have known Mark as a friend, teacher, assistant manager, manager, and union leader. Your words “tyrannical” and “offensive” are outrageous and do not describe the man we all respect and appreciate. His dedication to the New York City education system has been unwavering. This is not a story of a disgruntled employee, it is a disgrace. He is an emphatic man with character and loyalty. To suggest otherwise is ignorant and imprecise. Tracy Ramier

Staten Island: As a member of the CSA for 12 years, CSA has been supportive of all of its members. Furthermore, I got to know Mark Cannizzaro as the Guild President and my immediate supervisor. In 2010, Mark hired me as an assistant manager at IS 75, where he was the manager. Mark guided me and supported all my decisions. He always had an open door policy and involved all stakeholders in the school’s decision-making. Mark is a compassionate and passionate leader who puts his staff and members first. Your article does not portray the true leader Mark. As the current mayor of New York City, this article is disturbing. bonanno woman