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2549 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, N.Y. today

There’s really not much to say about Fucillo Chevrolet on Grand Island that you can’t hear on the radio 24/7. But… did you know that before they moved to that huge dealership on Alvin Road they were located a huge stone’s-throw away at 2549 Whitehaven Road? As a matter of fact, the building still sits, looking pretty much today the way they left it some years ago. Too bad somebody can’t figure out a use for it. It’s a huge opportunity.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

  • Freedom_First

    Drug fighters and illegalizers are violent criminals because they use or authorize the use of violence against peaceful human beings who have not harmed anyone or violated anyone’s rights. They are traitors because they oppose the principle of individual rights and personal responsibility which is the principle upon which this country was founded. And, they are terrorists because they target civilians.
    — Rick [Freedom_First (at) verizon (dot) net]

  • Peter_A_Reese

    This opinion piece displays a stunning lack of clarity in definitions and concepts. Progressives like Nixon started the War on Drugs? The police state is a progressive program? The Democratic party is progressive? Who are these “Left” people referred to? I’d like to meet some of them.

    Wilson may have been progressive when it came to business monopolies and unions, but otherwise he espoused totalitarian views that would be right at home in the Trump White House.

    It appears that the late Mr. Davis was black. Saying his life mattered is therefore not illogical.

    • I actually defined the way I was using the term “progressive” in the article so there is no lack of clarity at all. Drug prohibition grew out of the progressive Pure Food and Drug Act (1906) and was the next logical step. This was well before Nixon. My memory says he was born in 1914. Blaming Nixon for drug prohibition is fake news. That said, Nixon himself was arguably progressive in the sense of making government bigger in the vain hope to improve society.,_he_would_be_far_too_liberal_to_get_even_the_democratic_nomination

      • This is a pretty good history of the drug war.

        Two interesting facts. Nixon spent more on treatment than enforcement. Two, his legislation was passed by a Democratic Congress.

      • I love this quote from the evil uber-progressive FDR in 1935 when Nixon was 18.

        “When the present administration took office ten countries had ratified the Geneva Narcotic Limitation Convention. The United States was one of these ten…. It was my privilege, as President, to proclaim, on that day, that this treaty had become effective throughout the jurisdiction of the United States….On Jan. 1, 1933, only nine nations had registered their ratification of the limitation treaty. On Jan. 1, 1935, only nine States had adopted the uniform State statute. As 1933 witnessed ratification of the treaty by thirty-one additional nations, so may 1935 witness the adoption of the uniform drug act by at least thirty-one more states, thereby placing interstate accord abreast of international accord, to the honor of the legislative bodies of our States and for the promotion of the welfare of our people and the peoples of other lands.”
        — Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 1935 in a radio message read by United States Attorney General, Homer Stille Cummings, [32]

        Source: Retrieved March 9, 2011.

      • The Federal Bureau of Narcotics comes in in 1930 when Nixon was 17.

      • The federal war on marijuana comes in 1937 when the Dems held a huge majority in Congress. Nixon was 20.

  • Andrew Hess


    I always look forward to your articles because your views are steeped in libertarian politics, something rare in this community. Thanks for your reporting and keep it up.

    • Thanks, true, this area is very hostile to libertarian ideas. That’s why it’s been in decline for fifty years.

  • Chris Stevenson

    Were Black protesters Wrongly Accused by this man?

    More overthinking by some white guy who thinks blacks need his permission to protest a questionable killing by members of the police. It generally starts with a shot at America’s most hated protest shout; “Black Lives Matter,” magnetically followed by false-parallels and implications that BLM (also a national organization started by 3 women) during the white-dry-drunk haze those 3 words inspire.

    My kingdom for just one White American who really feels hated-on when Black Live Matter is uttered. Your creative use of the word “progressive” through history tells me you’re on LSD. It is to laugh.

    • Thanks for not addressing a single point I made.

      • Chris Stevenson

        When you make worthwhile points I’ll be happy to address them.

      • You had your chance but instead made a point about my skin color. I don’t expect rational responses from progressives or leftists as both mindsets are based on emotion, not reason or fact.

  • Neill Franklin

    Interesting conversation. Nice to see folks learning a few things from each other. Now, how do we have these conversations among those not in the choir? And by the way, “Black Lives Matter” is a very important and relevant statement in today’s criminal justice environment. The problem lies with its delivery. Liberty for all my friends, liberty for all.