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Bronx: Re Marjorie Taylor Greene: How in the world did this embarrassment get elected to office? We know she cannot spell, she cannot call subjects by their proper names and now she says that the Catholic Church is controlled by Satan. Does this woman know anything?

I criticize the schools she attended for letting her graduate. Her physicians can’t be much if they have not considered early-onset dementia or perhaps Alzheimer’s disease.

I am a practicing Roman Catholic and I am truly disgusted when I hear of priests committing horrendous acts against children or anyone else. However, I am smart enough to realize that despite being religious, they are human. They are as flawed as the next person. They were not born saints. This does not justify what they have done by any means; they took sacred vows and broke them. They have betrayed their faith. I believe any clergy found guilty of such terrible crimes should be defrocked immediately and punished according to the law. They will have to face God’s judgment eventually and pay a greater price.

Greene attacks the Catholic Church without mentioning the rabbis, ministers and imams who have broken these laws. Many people in positions of trust, such as lawmakers, teachers, etc., have broken that trust. What has Greene got to say about them?

Those who are so sanctimonious are usually the worst and have committed crimes worse than those they condemn. Anna Maria McCorry

Clearwater, Fla.: Happy days are here again as Twitter accepts Elon Musk’s $44 billion bid. Our country was founded on free speech and we should not have to fight so hard to sustain it. But the left wing’s big tech and mainstream media, along with cancel culture, are doing their best to abolish free speech if you disagree with them. Then again, money talks, and with Twitter being $44 billion strong, people can tweet their hearts out and say what they like without being canceled. Even though he says he won’t, let’s hope that former President Donald Trump makes a comeback on Twitter. It’s alright to disagree but it’s option to cancel people just because they differ. JoAnn Lee Frank

New Windsor, NY: To Voicer Fred Schoeneborn: Trump was deeply involved in the border problem with Mexico. It did not begin with President Biden. And Trump was elected in 2016 and out at the end of 2020. COVID-19 was not officially recognized until March 2020. He was only in office for nine months of the pandemic. Even so, thousands died because he refused to see the virus as anything more than the flu and refused to take sufficient action. Lisa Lagueras

Manhattan: The real thief is John Catsimatidis (“$10K reward by billionaire Catsimatidis in store robbery,” April 28), he’s been price gouging for years. His $10,000 reward is really coming out of the pockets of New Yorkers. Donay Queenan

Lakeville, Mass.: Re “Former US Marine Trevor Reed to nine years in Russian prison for drunkenly assaulting cop” (July 30, 2020): There is no such thing as a former Marine or an ex-Marine. We are either Marines or Marine veterans. Why doesn’t the media get this right? I say they never will. I am a Marine veteran; a Marine Vietnam combat veteran. Thanks for taking the time to get this right. William Kelley

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Little Neck: Friday’s digital edition of the paper may be the worst ever. Sixty-four pages with a blank first page, 46 pages of unclaimed property and another three of ads, leaving 14 pages of news — some with more ads. John P. Quinn

Manhattan: Having been hit twice by speeding bikes, I totally agree with Voicer Carol Singleton. Cyclists, e-bikers and scooters are out of control and present a greater danger than the violence on the subway. Pedestrians and drivers are constantly distracted, looking out for these errant two-wheelers coming at them from all directions faster than the flow of vehicular traffic. They seldom stop at lights or intersections and go the wrong way, speeding on sidewalks and entering the street at mid-block. They cause many accidents but the car driver is always blamed. This is what our Department of Transportation commissioner and mayor choose to ignore as they promote cycling while warring against cars. It will only get worse as the weather warms and more folks take to Citi Bikes. If the mayor truly wants a safer city, he can start by having traffic cops issue warnings to unsafe bikers instead of just writing parking tickets. Vincent Novak

Brooklyn: There are many reasons why the Nets failed to win even one playoff game. The main reason was Dr. Kyrie Irving. His refusal to get the COVID shot started a chain reaction. He only played in a few games and caused them to have a poor record and poor chemistry. James Harden saw what was happening and demanded a trade, which hurt the team even more. Now Irving wants to be a co-manager. This is from a guy who thinks the world is flat. Dennis Burge

Brooklyn: At around 10 am on Thursday, someone who first claimed he was an exterminator and then with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development to inspect my apartment, left me thinking he was law enforcement or a criminal. Was he a cop? During his thorough inspection, he asked me a question about a bag of peppermint that I use to keep mice away, and he gave me the impression that he thought it was drugs. I won’t let law enforcement in my apartment without a search warrant. I know that by letting him in, I lose all my rights. He left without doing the proper paperwork. If he is with law enforcement, then he came under false pretenses, which makes this an invasion of my privacy. I want justice and I want whoever that 6-foot-tall white man was to not do this to anyone else. Fitzgerald Providence

Rutherford, NJ: Rand Paul seemed to think it was alright for Vladimir Putin to invade Georgia and Ukraine because they were once part of Russia (Soviet Union). So I guess it follows that we can excuse Putin if he invades Alaska since Russia once owned it. Francis J. Viola

Denver: As I was working at home with Fox News on in the background, my childhood friend messaged me about the breaking news of the Food and Drug Administration planning to ban flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes. Both our fathers died of emphysema from smoking in the ’60s. My mind always defaults on menthol cigarettes to a young Black pool and dice shooter from my early ’70s, almost all-white, smoky, southern Alabama pool hall, who couldn’t gamble without a menthol (Kool) cigarette. I continued watching Fox News, which had no breaking news on this ban. Their shows “The Five,” “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” “Hannity” and “The Ingraham Angle” smoked out this tobacco news while ABC, CBS and NBC evening news reported it. Mike Sawyer

Forest Hills: “Jeopardy!” needs to bring back the rule that after five days, a champion is finished to make room for other people who have waited years, if not decades, to be on the show. Every multi-week champion has a cheating tell: Matt Amodio would have a smirk if he got an answer wrong; Amy Schneider would stare and then answer at the last second; and the Canadian Roach stands to the side with her hair covering her right ear, probably to hide an earpiece. They all squinted, too. There is no way that these people know every answer in the amount of time given in every category in two rounds. Even when they get the answer wrong in Final Jeopardy!, they don’t bet a lot of money. I think they do it for ratings. Sherri Rosen

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