My name is Frederick R. Bedell Jr. and I have written opinions that have appeared in the Queens Courier as well as most local and regional newspapers for many years now. The name of my blog is “Fred’s Gripes.” I hope to touch on many topics and situations that affect many of us in Queens and tick some of us off, including myself.You may or may not agree with me but feel free to send your comments; I would really appreciate your input. So, until I hear from you, be well and be good to one another.
Bangladesh national, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was arrested for plotting to blow up the Federal Reserve building. This is all due to the vigilance of the FBI and our own NYPD. Their tenacious and courageous efforts have foiled again these would be terrorists and should be applauded for a job well done. These most egregious […]
The USS Michael Murphy, a DD261 class destroyer, was christened today. It was named after a true American hero, Lt. Michael P. Murphy who died in 2005 trying to save his fellow Navy Seals. He received the Medal of Honor for his brave actions in Afghanistan’s Kunar Province, where he was mortally wounded but continued […]
I know you are not going to like what I have to say to those who read this opinion of mine. First of all, I can’t support a politcal party that advocates the systematic murdeer of unborn children. Millions of our nation’s children have been wiped off the face of the earth. They could have […]
I was just reading that Democrats have restored to their platform pro-Israel language and references to God at the convention. Now apparently they had pressure to do so and some grumbled about it. In their previous platform it was written that Jerusalem is not recognized as the undivided capital of Israel. That, in my opinion, […]
We have just lost Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon who said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” I had seen Armstrong and his crew of Apollo 11 on TV that day, July 20,1969, and I was in awe of that historical moment. It was a […]
I have just read some most distrubing news: West Nile virus is on the rise. As reported in the news this past weekend, this disease has been pointed out by the CDC that the conditions are right for the spread of West Nile Virus and there could be a serious outbreak. Now, according to ABC […]