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  • Bronx Borough President Responds to Ted Cruz's Bronx Comments

    09/02/2014 11:23:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    New York 1 News ^ | September 2, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. fired back at Texas Senator Ted Cruz for remarks he made over the weekend about his borough. During a speech in Dallas Saturday, Cruz said he was tired of northern senators like Charles Schumer lecturing him on border security. He then added, "I understand that Manhattan is very concerned with their security with the Bronx, but it's a little bit different on 2,000 miles of the Rio Grande." Diaz Jr. responded, "This is unbecoming of him as a U.S. Senator, you know, who wants to be President of the United States—which, last I checked,...
  • Hillary in 2016? Not so Fast

    12/15/2014 2:56:12 AM PST · by kingattax · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2014 | By Melanie Kowalski
    It was not such a long time ago that former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton was viewed by the Democratic poobahs and her worshiping public minions as a shoe-in for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, and ultimately the White House. But life happens, and life has found Hillary Clinton. In a recent Politico article, "Delay of Game", we're getting another read-between-the lines indication that Clinton, Inc. a.k.a. “Billary” (Bill + Hillary = Billary) is in rethink/regroup mode. This run for the presidency is as much Bill’s as it is Hillary. And she will need him in full...
  • NYC cops preemptively uninvite Mayor Bill de Blasio to their funerals

    12/13/2014 9:18:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The situation between New York City police and the Mayor’s office has clearly reached a critical point. While they have disagreed on several things in the recent past, there always seemed to be some level of cooperation remaining, or at least the willingness to maintain a public patina of such when the cameras were turned on. But after Bill de Blasio’s response in the wake of Eric Garner’s death, it seems that city’s finest have had enough. A police union in the Big Apple has asked their members to sign a waiver stating their wishes that Hizonor refrain from...
  • De Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations

    07/28/2014 10:21:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 7:05 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday that he believes the troubles stem from racial tension that defined his predecessor’s 12 years in office.He did not specifically say he thought race played a role in the recent death of a black asthmatic father of six who died after being put in apparent chokehold by a white officer, an encounter that was caught on video. He did say that more trust was needed between police and residents. “If you talk about the last decade or so in...
  • New York Mayor de Blasio Stands Firm on Refusal to Reimburse Public for Personal Trips

    08/19/2014 10:04:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 18, 2014 6:22 p.m. ET | Michael Howard Saul
    Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't reimburse the taxpayers for personal trips when his security detail is at the wheel, even though New York City's other top elected officials have said they would. For the first time Monday afternoon, Mr. de Blasio addressed criticism from government watchdogs and former elected officials who have questioned his ethics for allowing the public to fund out-of-town private travel, an issue raised in report published last week in The Wall Street Journal. Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, said he would abide by a March 2009 advisory opinion from the city's Conflicts of Interest...
  • The De Blasio Democrats

    11/21/2014 2:55:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 11/21/14 | Matthew Continetti
    Bill de Blasio, the New York mayor, says he knows why Democrats lost the 2014 election. Income inequality defines our times, he said during a visit to Washington this week, and his party did not talk about the issue enough. De Blasio needs a hearing aid. Democrats speak of little else. Dodging questions about Hillary Clinton, de Blasio praised Elizabeth Warren. He called the liberal heroine “one of the indispensable voices” among Democrats, and appeared with her at a Center for American Progress event later that day. The policy conference featured other darlings of the left: Julian Castro, Tammy Baldwin,...
  • Bill De Blasio 2016? NYC Mayor Will Run For President, Beat Hillary Clinton, New York..

    11/17/2014 7:32:17 AM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    ibtimes.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2014 | Howard Koplowitz
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is maneuvering to run for president in 2016 and will use his progressive credentials to derail former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s expected bid for the White House, according to a prediction from the chairman of the Republican Party in New York. Ed Cox, the New York state GOP chairman, also said de Blasio’s plan will be successful, according to the New York Post. “It’s like Barack Obama; he was a brand-new freshman senator, and he ran for president and won. I think de Blasio is going to do it,” Cox said at a...
  • Cops to de Blasio: Stay away from our funerals

    12/12/2014 7:10:34 PM PST · by PROCON · 30 replies
    nypost ^ | Dec. 12, 2014 | Tara Palmeri
    Not over their dead bodies. Cops are warning Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa ​Mark-​Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be ​killed in the line of duty. The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association distributed a flier to members, blaring: “DON’T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE!” Cops were encouraged to sign and submit the “Don’t Insult My Sacrifice” waiver to ban the cop-bashing pols from their funerals. “I, as a New York City police officer, request that Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito refrain from attending my funeral services in the event that I am...
  • De Blasio never got permits for new Gracie Mansion fence

    12/13/2014 12:00:08 PM PST · by dennisw · 35 replies
    NY POST ^ | December 13, 2014 | Yoav Gonen, Larry Celona
    De Blasio never got permits for new Gracie Mansion fence A new fence around the mayoral residence adds about 4 feet to the barrier already there. Cops tell de Blasio: Stay away from our funerals Mayor de Blasio failed to secure the proper permits to build his “privacy fence” around Gracie Mansion — and the Parks Department is now scrambling to file the paperwork after the fact, City Hall officials admitted Friday. On Thursday, The Post exclusively reported that the mayor ordered the construction of a roughly 10-foot-tall fence inside an existing 6-foot brick wall to keep the public’s prying...
  • New York police union tells Mayor Blasio he is BANNED from funerals of cops killed on duty ...

    12/13/2014 7:01:06 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Wills Robinson
    New York police union tells Mayor Blasio he is BANNED from funerals of cops killed on duty - after he told officers they had to change in the wake of Garner chokehold death The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association posted a form on its website Allowed members to sign a letter barring the mayor and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito from their service Say it's because of their 'consistent refusal' to show officers respect Goes on to add that their attendance would be considered an 'insult' De Blasio prompted anger last week when he said his black son Dante should be 'wary'...
  • Public defenders appear in ‘kill cops’ rap video

    12/12/2014 5:04:54 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 12 2014 | Josh Saul, Susan Edelman and Kirstan Conley
    Taxpayers pay their salaries — but that hasn’t stopped two Bronx public defenders from appearing in a vile online rap video that urges black people to kill NYPD cops. The sickening video, for a rap called “Hands Up,” shows black men holding guns to cops’ heads and features the disgusting lyric, “For Mike Brown and Sean Bell, a cop got to get killed.”
  • New Yorkers souring on how Bill de Blasio has run the city

    12/12/2014 5:21:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    With only weeks before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first year in office comes to a close, the Big Apple’s voters are starting to sour on their famously progressive mayor. While a majority of voters continue to approve of the job the mayor has done in office (52 percent, according to the latest New York Times/Siena poll), a figure that remains largely unchanged from an April Siena poll, voters are turning on how the city is managed. 52 percent say that de Blasio’s New York City is on the “wrong track.” Only 41 percent disagree. That is a...
  • De Blasio builds ‘privacy fence’ around Gracie Mansion

    12/12/2014 4:25:42 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/11/2014 | larry Celona, Frank Rosario and Bob Fredericks
    --SNIP-- The new fence — constructed just inside an existing red brick wall and a wrought-iron fence ringing the historic property — was actually dubbed a “privacy fence” by de Blasio and first lady Chirlane McCray, sources told The Post. “So much for being mayor of the people. That brick fence was good enough for Rudy Giuliani and his family, and for Ed Koch and all the mayors before him,” a law enforcement source said. “They didn’t need a taller fence. That’s the same house where everybody else lived for years.
  • NYC raises mayoral mansion fence, citing security

    12/12/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 5:04 PM EST
    New York City’s mayoral mansion has gotten a higher fence after White House fence-jumping incursions raised security concerns. A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the head of the mayor’s security detail decided to raise the fence around Gracie Mansion. It sits in a public park. …
  • Jewish Man Stabbed in Crown Heights

    12/09/2014 4:36:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/2014, 12:11 PM | Tova Dvorin
    A 22 year old Israeli Jewish man was stabbed Tuesday morning (roughly 2:00 am EST) in Crown Heights, outside the Chabad-Lubavitch building at 770 Eastern Parkway in New York City. The man’s condition is defined as stable, but serious; he was reportedly stabbed in the neck. The public has been asked to pray for him; his Hebrew name is Levy Yitzhak ben Raizel. Police arrived at the scene and apprehended the perpetrator, now revealed to have been a 40-year old African American man. He may have also been Muslim, but this has yet to be confirmed. The attacker died after...
  • Startled carriage horse goes on Central Park run (De Blasio creating excuse for horse ban?)

    06/09/2014 8:40:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 9, 2014 11:11 PM EDT
    A startled carriage horse took a jaunt around Central Park without any passengers or its driver. The horse became detached from its bridle on Monday evening and ran into the Manhattan park, following its usual route, the union that represents carriage drivers said. It was unclear what startled it. […] Advocacy agency NYCLASS, which is seeking to end the carriage horse industry, released a statement saying carriage horses and city streets don’t mix. “It’s time to retire the carriage horses and replace them with something that doesn’t spook or dart dangerously through traffic and pedestrians,” it said. …
  • Greenfield: The Left's War on Horses

    03/13/2014 11:38:20 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 The Left's War on Horses Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog At Grand Army Plaza, beneath the golden equestrian statue of General Sherman, the horses stand, lazily flicking their ears, tasting the grit of 59th street and occasionally glancing about as a yellow taxi driven by an angry Pakistani wheels around past the Plaza Hotel, brakes squealing, an Al Qaeda friendly Nasheed or a little  Atif Aslam, either sounding more unpleasant than the brakes, blaring through the open window. Feathered plumes, scarlet red, sapphire blue, electric purple, matching the colors of the plush...
  • Liam Neeson Blasts Bill de Blasio’s Anti-Horse Campaign

    01/10/2014 6:40:11 AM PST · by Alice in Wonderland · 32 replies
    FRONTPAGEMAG ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    While Bill de Blasio backer Steve Nislick plots to grab the stables once his boy follows through and outlaws carriage horses in Central Park, Liam Neeson visited the actual stables whose “64,000 feet of valuable real estate” Nislick has been drooling over and is plotting to seize under the cover of animal rights. And taught smirking liberal Jon Stewart a thing or two about horses. . .
  • Rush Limbaugh to the rescue for Irish horse and carriage drivers in Central Park

    01/04/2014 8:10:25 AM PST · by george76 · 119 replies
    Irish Central ^ | January 4, 2014 | JAMES O'SHEA
    Rush Limbaugh has come out swinging in defence of the heavily Irish horse and carriage industry in New York’s Central Park after new mayor Bill de Blasio promised to put them off the streets. Over half the drivers of the 200 horses are Irish, but they are fighting a rearguard action against de Blasio, who had major support from animal rights groups. De Blasio stated that one of his first acts would be to end the horse and carriage trade and replace it with electric car tours. "We are going to quickly and aggressively move to make horse carriages no...
  • NYC Mayor: Horse-Drawn Carriages in Central Park “Inhumane,” Abortions Okay

    01/01/2014 6:41:17 AM PST · by NYer · 52 replies
    Life News ^ | December 31, 2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Bill de Blasio, New York’s incoming mayor, apparently loves animals more than people. He thinks horse-drawn carriages in Central Park are “inhumane.” But abortions in New York City, which is the abortion capital of America given its ridiculously high abortion rates? No problem.Fox News reports on de Blasio’s concern about horse-drawn carriages: New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has vowed to move quickly to outlaw the horse-drawn carriages that pull tourists around the city’s famous Central Park.“We are going to get rid of the horse carriages. Period,” de Blasio, who takes office New Year’s Day, said at a news...
  • ‘Horses count; babies don’t’ in de Blasio’s New York City

    01/03/2014 6:42:52 AM PST · by mandaladon · 45 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3 Jan 2014 | Eric Owens
    New York City’s brand-new mayor Bill de Blasio has an ambitious progressive agenda that includes tax increases, much talk about somehow crushing inequality and punishing “the elite.” Two issues high on de Blasio’s agenda are the creation of more abortion clinics across the five boroughs and an outright ban on horse-drawn carriage rides in Central Park. De Blasio’s animosity to the horse-drawn carriages runs deep, apparently. “We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period,” he said at a news conference Monday, according to CNN. He added that he believes the tourist attraction — popular since 1858 — is...
  • Socialist NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio is Really Good at Tax Avoidance

    04/17/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/17/2014 | Mike Schauss
    Suffering from a clear lack of intellectual honesty, the morally bankrupt progressive socialist mayor of New York City seems to have a knack for tax avoidance. (And remember: despite what Harry Reid would have you believe, tax avoidance is not a crime.) According to public records, Bill “punish the rich” de Blasio paid a mere 8 percent of his income in federal taxes. Just to put that in context for any liberal that has accidently stumbled across this paragraph: That’s less than that capitalist pig, Mitt Romney paid in prior years. Of course, to be fair, it is possible...
  • New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages ( Follow the money )

    12/08/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    npr ^ | December 08, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's bill to ban horse-drawn carriages reached the City Council on Monday, in a move to phase out the carriages that often give tours around Central Park. The legislation says that as of June 1, 2016, "it shall be unlawful to operate a horse-drawn vehicle in the city of New York or offer rides to the public on a vehicle drawn or pulled by a carriage horse." ... It also boosts the penalty for breaking horse-carriage rules to a maximum of $25,000 instead of the current $500. The proposed ban was introduced one day after...
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio Reveals Teaching Biracial Son Not to 'Reach for Cell Phone' Near Police Officers

    12/08/2014 9:36:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed in an interview on Sunday that he has taught his biracial son to not "move suddenly" or "reach for [his] cell phone" when near police officers, adding that the reality is different for white children. A police union chief responded by slamming the comments as "moronic," and said that they do not help ease the racial tensions in the city. When asked by ABC News on Sunday whether he believes his son, Dante, is at risk from the police department, de Blasio, who is married to an African-American woman, said: "It's different...
  • A sometimes fawning, sometimes revealing, New York Times launches Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign

    12/08/2014 9:38:18 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 13 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 12/8/2014 | Jon E Dougherty
    It’s official, or, as official as it’s going to get without the candidate herself saying so, but The New York Times has launched former first lady, U.S. senator and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 bid for president as the Democratic Party nominee. In a revealing piece published Saturday, the paper was at times fawning in its praise of Hillary, but at other times surprisingly frank, and for anyone truly interested in remembering just who she really is – and, more importantly, who she’s always been – the piece is a good starting point. Now, to be sure, included in...
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio: Rudy Giuliani ‘Fundamentally Misunderstands the Reality’

    12/07/2014 7:03:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 7, 2014 | Benjamin Bell
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani “fundamentally misunderstands the reality,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said today on “This Week” in response to Giuliani’s recent comments focusing on violence within African-American communities, rather than questions over police interactions with minorities that have sparked nationwide protests. “I think he fundamentally misunderstands the reality,” de Blasio told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos in his first television interview since a New York grand jury decided this week not to indict police officers in the July death of Eric Garner in Staten Island. “We’re trying to bring police and community together. There is...
  • De Blasio: Giuliani 'Fundamentally Misunderstands the Reality' of Race

    12/07/2014 1:02:04 PM PST · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 7, 2014 | Allen McDuffee
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday admonished former mayor Rudy Giuliani for his repeated recent comments that "responsibility is on the black community" for reducing the necessity of police officers in their communities. "I think he fundamentally misunderstands the reality," said de Blasio on ABC's This Week. "There is a problem here. There is a rift here that has to be overcome. You cannot look at the incident in Missouri; another incident in Cleveland, Ohio; and another incident in New York City all happening in the space of weeks and act like there's not a problem."
  • Di Blasio letting communist organized protesters disrupt Grand Central Station

    12/05/2014 5:33:06 PM PST · by Rome2000 · 47 replies
    CNN is complicit.
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio Says He Wants Change to Prevent the Next Eric Garner. He’s Not Being Honest.

    12/05/2014 9:22:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/05/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Let’s stipulate a few things up front. I don’t think that the fatal police takedown of Eric Garner was justified, based on the offense that was in play. That offense was selling illegal cigarettes out of their manufacturer’s packaging — so-called “#8220;loosies.” Eric Garner did that, repeatedly, and had been arrested for it previously to the day that he died.However, my information in this case is incomplete, as is the video we have all seen, as is your information. The grand jury may have gotten it wrong when they declined to indict, but they do know more about this...
  • The Most Powerful Man in New York City Pretending his Son is in Danger from the NYPD

    12/04/2014 7:26:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/04/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Mayor William Wilhelm Jr (aka Bill de Blasio) is probably the most dishonest man in politics today. And that’s saying something.I can’t think of any other politician who got elected largely by exploiting his own family. Or a family as screwed up as Bill de Blasio’s, whose wife was a lesbian and whose daughter was a junkie.De Blasio/Wilhelm used the Garner verdict to drag out his family again. Particularly his spoiled brat of a son, Dante. Chirlane and I have had to talk to Dante for years about the dangers that he may face. A good young man, law-abiding young...
  • Rudy Giuliani: 'There was no racism in this case'

    12/04/2014 10:21:51 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 18 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/4 | The Week
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said in a Fox & Friends interview on Thursday that "there was no racism" in the case of Eric Garner. He also stated that he agreed with the grand jury's decision, saying they "reached a verdict they felt was right." "There was no racism in this case," Guiliani said. "There was no indication that if this man was a white man of the same size resisting arrest, the same thing would happen." Giuliani also criticized New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for inciting the protests over the Garner decision. He mentioned...
  • Critics Rip Rucker for Performing 'White Christmas' After Garner Decision

    12/04/2014 8:50:09 AM PST · by Old Yeller · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/4/14 | Joel B. Pollak
    Social media lit up Wednesday evening with complaints about former Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker performing "White Christmas" at the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at New York City's Rockefeller Square. Some activists had threatened to attack the ceremony after a grand jury declined to indict a New York police officer in the death of unarmed Eric Garner during a confrontation over cigarette sales in July.
  • Grand Jury Declines to Indict NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Chokehold Death: Sources

    12/03/2014 11:28:41 AM PST · by dead · 475 replies
    www.nbcnewyork.com ^ | Dec 3, 2014 • Updated at 2:28 PM EST | Andrew Siff and Jonathan Dienst
    A New York City grand jury has declined to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold case of Eric Garner, the unarmed man who died while being arrested on Staten Island earlier this year. In opting not to indict, the panel determined there was not probable cause that a crime was committed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was seen on a widely watched amateur video showing him wrapping his arm around Garner's neck as Garner yelled, "I can't breathe!" during the summer altercation.
  • Meteorologists: Cuomo’s weather claims are all wet

    11/29/2014 9:27:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2014 11:39 AM EST | David Klepper
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants New York to create the nation’s best weather monitoring system, one more robust than even the National Weather Service and more capable of predicting events like the snowstorm that buried parts of the Buffalo area under 7 feet of snow. But although Cuomo’s $18.7 million initiative will help the state respond to events like floods or wildfires, it’s unlikely to live up to his grander expectations, meteorologists say. To accurately predict lake-effect snowfall in western New York, the state would need weather satellites and a supercomputer to handle complicated weather modeling, plus monitoring stations in the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, ’16 Presidential Hopeful, Woos New York Jewish Donors (MUST READ)

    11/24/2014 9:33:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | November 24, 2014 | Ken Kurson
    Jewish life in New York is dominated by ritual. Holidays. A pastrami reuben on a hero at Katz’s. The reading of holy books in cycles that take a year (the Torah) or seven and a half years (the Talmud). And just as reliably, there’s the ritual of presidential candidates sniffing around for dough right after the midterm elections. That last one got going in earnest yesterday and today, with Senator Ted Cruz of Texas making a whirlwind tour of power Jews in New York City. Last night, Mort Klein’s Zionist Organization of America dinner featured Mr. Cruz, known for his...
  • Rudy Giuliani saved thousands of black Americans

    11/25/2014 5:40:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/25/2014 | Carol Brown
    This past week-end on Meet the Press, former NYC Mayor Rudy Guiliani was insulted and smeared by fellow panelist and MSNBC host Michale  Eric Dyson. Dyson went so far as to accuse Guiliani of having a mentality akin to white supremacists. This is all the left has when confronted with the truth, which is exactly what Guiliani provided as he cited crime stats. But Dyson would have none of it. (I wrote about the exchange, here.) Guiliani has continued to try to place facts between the ears of anyone out there who appears allergic to them when he was...
  • Gov. Cuomo critical of National Weather Service, says New York building its own forecasting system

    11/23/2014 9:56:58 AM PST · by mikrofon · 49 replies
    WKBW-TV ABC News ^ | 11:16 AM, Nov 23, 2014 | Gov. Cuomo critical of National Weather Service, says New York building its own forecasting system
    Gov. Cuomo expressed criticism for the National Weather Service and its forecast of the storm that ravaged the region in a news conference late Saturday.Cuomo said the NWS didn't indicate that the heavy snow bands would remain stationary and blast South Buffalo and the Southtowns with unprecedented snowfall.Cuomo indicated that's a big reason why New York is building its own weather forecasting system, that he states will be superior to any other state system in the country."No one had an idea that it was gonna be that much snow that fast. Snow coming down at the rate of about five...
  • Democrats: Go big on the economy in 2016

    11/19/2014 7:36:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 19, 2014 5:31 PM EST | Ken Thomas
    Democrats say the main lesson of the November election is simple: Go big on the economy. Party officials attending a daylong conference Wednesday hosted by the Center for American Progress said Democrats failed to make a forceful pitch to middle-class voters on issues like economic opportunity, stagnant wages and rising college costs—and suffered the consequences. “Too many Democrats did not offer a progressive vision, particularly around economic issues,” said New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, pointing to his successful 2013 mayoral campaign as a model. “This year, around the country, I think there was an unwillingness on the part of...
  • Asking How Sharpton Pays for Those Suits; Case Offers Glimpse of His Finances (FLASHBACK!!)

    11/19/2014 4:15:54 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 12 replies
    NY Times ^ | 12/21/2000 | ALAN FEUER
    --SNIP-- The finances of the Rev. Al Sharpton have a somewhat troubled history. He was indicted on charges of income tax fraud and stealing from charitable donors in 1989, but was eventually acquitted at a trial. In 1993, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of failing to file a tax return for 1986. His eponymous promotional company has no official documents on record with the state. As recently as two years ago, he drew no salary, but he still manages to send his daughters to an expensive and respected private school. Mr. Sharpton has always been studiously circumspect when...
  • NY GOP Chair: de Blasio will take 2016 nomination over Hillary

    11/17/2014 9:41:03 AM PST · by JimRed · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/17/2014 | Fredric U. Dicker
  • Run by Al Sharpton, Comrade de Blasio’s New York is a gift to Republicans that will keep on giving

    11/18/2014 8:49:59 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/18/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When the dust from the wreckage Barack Obama has turned the Democrat Party into begins to settle, the left will start to look for a candidate to “save America” in 2016. As has been expressed on this page several times, the messes of New York City’s Working Families Party/Democrat/Communist Mayor Bill de Blasio and Al Sharpton have made will be a heavy load for the Jackass Party’s standard bearer. Comrade de Blasio, who was elected with virtually no White support, was swept into office by greedy minorities who think that seeing the earned wealth of other people is the same...
  • Questions About Sharpton’s Finances Accompany His Rise in Influence

    11/18/2014 9:27:46 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 18, 2014 | RUSS BUETTNER
    The Rev. Al Sharpton, who came to prominence as an imposing figure in a track suit, shouting indignantly at the powerful, stood quietly on a stage last month at the Four Seasons restaurant, his now slender frame wrapped in a finely tailored suit, as men in power lined up to exclaim their admiration for him. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hailed him as a civil rights icon. President Obama sent an aide to read a message commending Mr. Sharpton’s “dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union.” Major corporations sponsored the lavish affair. It was...
  • Uh oh: New York Times creates big trouble for tax-dodging Obama ally Al Sharpton

    11/19/2014 7:09:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/19/2014 | Noah Rothman
    On Tuesday, The New York Times took its readers inside the city’s exclusive Four Seasons Restaurant where Al Sharpton celebrated his 60th birthday party at what was dubbed his “party for a cause.”“Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo hailed him as a civil rights icon,” the profile of New York City-based activist and MSNBC began. “President [Barack] Obama sent an aide to read a message commending Mr. Sharpton’s ‘dedication to the righteous cause of perfecting our union.’ Major corporations sponsored the lavish affair.”It is a spectacular raise for an agitator who began his career inciting race...
  • As Sharpton Rose, So Did His Unpaid Tax Bills

    11/18/2014 6:27:32 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/18/2014 | RUSS BUETTNER
    --snip-- Obscured in his ascent, however, has been his troubling financial past, which continues to shadow his present. Mr. Sharpton has regularly sidestepped the sorts of obligations most people see as inevitable, like taxes, rent and other bills. Records reviewed by The New York Times show more than $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens against him and his for-profit businesses.
  • Identity Politics Crashes At City Hall

    11/18/2014 2:20:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 12 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 18, 2014 | Myron Magnet
    The trouble with thinking that the personal is political, as late-1960s feminists taught American radicals to say, is that it is not merely wrong but also dangerous, as yesterday’s sad and sordid departure of Rachel Noerdlinger from her $170,000-a-year job as chief of staff to New York mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife demonstrated. This fundamental tenet of identity politics, a shorthand way of saying that your personal unhappiness stems from larger political forces—anything from the suffocating nuclear family, the institutionalized oppression of women, or the supposedly ineradicable racism of American society—and that only vast political change can solve your individual...
  • How far off is a Detroit style collapse of New York City?

    11/14/2014 8:55:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/14/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In 1950 America’s richest city was Detroit. Now it is nip and tuck with Cleveland as the nation’s poorest city. Today, in order to get into the sixth wealthiest spot on the list, the once wealthy and powerful New York City must be lumped in with Northern New Jersey and Long Island. By comparison Detroit was clearly better off 65 years ago than New York City is today. In 1950 Detroit relied on the auto manufacturing industry to fuel its economy and “See the USA in your Chevrolet” to keep the cars rolling off the assembly line. Sixty five years...
  • New York ends cooperation with feds on immigrant deportations

    11/14/2014 10:30:48 PM PST · by South40 · 54 replies
    AFP (Yahoo) ^ | 11/14/2014
    New York (AFP) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed two laws Friday that cut the city's cooperation with US federal authorities on the deportation of undocumented immigrants. Blasting federal immigration enforcement as "overbroad," de Blasio said America's most populated city would now only cooperate with national authorities when there are concerns over public safety or when immigrants have committed "violent or serious" crimes. "Mass deportation has not only pulled apart thousands of New York City families, it has also undermined public safety in our communities and imposed disproportionate penalties on immigrant parents and spouses who these families depend...
  • Sharpton friend and gambling company owe $72M in taxes: authorities

    10/13/2014 5:38:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    ny post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Carl Campanile
    An associate of the Rev. Al Sharpton who is trying to open a glitzy upstate casino is an accused tax deadbeat — joining another pal of the preacher and the rev’s own National Action Network as targets of tax collectors. Alabama authorities claim that Greenetrack and its CEO, Luther Winn, Jr., owe $72 million in sales taxes and interest from electronic bingo game revenue in its betting facilities in that state. Winn, who serves on the network’s board, is the lead partner in the bid to open a massive 140-acre Grand Hudson casino resort near Stewart Airport in Orange County....
  • Democrats Discover Race Baiting

    11/08/2014 5:44:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Actually the Democrats have been race baiting for decades. And it’s not going away. Using fear and race-polarizing agitation to drive minority voters to the polls is going to be the increasingly overt face of the Democratic Party. They can’t win any other way. What’s new is that the mainstream media has suddenly discovered all of this.Through the years, these same news outlets have wasted no time at all in spotting anything that even hints of Republican race baiting. Take the presidential campaign of 1988.Willie Horton was a black murder convict who raped a white woman and stabbed her boyfriend...
  • Midterms, for Clinton Team, Aren’t All Gloom (NY Times LOL Hillary puff piece)

    11/06/2014 11:00:27 PM PST · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 6, 2014 | Amy Chozick
    In the coming weeks, Hillary Rodham Clinton will stop delivering paid speeches. She will embark on an unofficial listening tour to gather ideas from the business community, union leaders and others. And she will seek advice from such far-flung advisers as an ad man in Austin, Tex., behind the iconic “Don’t Mess With Texas” campaign and a leading strategist at a Boston-based public affairs consulting firm with ties to the Kennedys. The Democratic debacle in Tuesday’s midterm elections has put new urgency on Mrs. Clinton’s efforts to create a blueprint for a 2016 presidential candidacy, including exploring White Plains as...