Earlier today, Dave Matthews performed at Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine‘s rally in Denver, Colorado. Matthews performed a six-song acoustic set that included “Ants Marching”, “One Sweet World”, “Samurai Cop”, “Satellite”, “Loving Wings”, and “Don’t Drink The Water”.Between songs, Matthews said a few things to thicken the plot. “I’m an immigrant, I’m a foreigner… you’re damn right I’m a foreigner!” he yelled. “This is my home, but I’m an immigrant. I didn’t take anybody’s job, but I came here to work. And I love it, and I think I have more in common with most immigrants than anything else, who came to work, did not come to take any jobs. We came because we believe something that this place could stand for, and hopefully it will.” He continues, “In a way, we’re all a little big ‘immigrants’ because we are standing on colonized ground.” Watch the full performance below!
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Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTrump rescued us from sleazy politicsIf you are going to scrutinize, examine, critique, criticize, fault and dissect every single policy, choice, decision, word, expression and tweet that our duly elected president makes, then you better start doing the same for the foolish, lying, cheating, anti-American, self-serving criminals in Washington who sit on the left side of the aisle with their counterpart conspirators and corrupt media.This country has not seen a president like this in 50 years who puts us, ‘We the American People’ on a pedestal and actively and earnestly works to fix everything broken by Washington.You might ask; Why have prior presidents not done the same? Simple — Trump doesn’t fear the corrupt, conniving, life-long politicians who comprise the Washington machine that rigged a system for their personal benefit of profit and power while ‘We the American People’ pay for it with our hard-earned dollars and freedoms.Trump pulled back the curtain; the Washington criminals and contrived policies have been exposed. If you don’t recognize that America is being destroyed from within by sleazy Washington democRATS, then I’m sorry to tell you that you’re deaf, blind and, I’ll let you figure it out.Don DeMarcoSchenectadyElected officials not earning their payI have heard and read how all the elected officials in state and local government seats have been saying that the minimum wage workers are to get a 70- or 80-cent raise, from $11.10 to $11.80 an hour. Oh, how generous of them and how proud they are of themselves. Simply pathetic. They just gave the legislators a 35% raise, averaging $9,000 raises.Oh, then we pay for their medical and dental; some even get automobiles. Most still have jobs beside politics as lawyers, state or city workers. We, the money tree, must act together and give no more raises, no more perks, no more tax breaks or write-offs.You run for office to help your community. We give you plenty to cover your expenses. It’s not a full-time job and should not be.Meanwhile we were to get a 10%-plus tax break on city taxes for paying for the casino. We are still waiting. It’s time to demand that if the government would like a raise, then we the people of this state demand to set the pay scale for all politicians. We are not getting our money’s worth — no roads, no bridges, tolls are going up, medical costs are out of control, etc. They give you 80 cents and take $8,000 for themselves. You need to demand this change. It’s on you.David KeenanSchenectadyCan’t condemn ad but accept TrumpI have read that a group of conservative mothers have complained about Burger King’s advertisements using the word, “damn.” If these conservative women are supporters of Trump, I would ask them how they feel about Trump’s public use of language to describe how he would grab women, or how he talks about people who do not support him.Without a doubt, he is the most profane man ever elected to national office. If they complain about Burger King and are OK with Trump, the word “hypocrisy” strikes me as an appropriate description.If someone is a conservative Trump supporter, that is certainly their right; if someone objects to the use of “damn” in advertising, that is their right as well. However, you cannot have both conditions without being less than consistent in your beliefs; hence — hypocrisy.Rudy NydeggerBallston SpaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: No more extensions on vehicle inspectionsFoss: Schenectady Clergy Against Hate brings people togetherHIGH NOTES: PPEs, fighting hunger, backpacks and supplies for kidsEDITORIAL: No chickens in city without strong regsFoss: Schenectady homeless assistance program Street Soldiers dealing with surge in need