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  • Socialist NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio is Really Good at Tax Avoidance

    04/17/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 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...
  • De Blasio’s Horse-Drawn Carriage Ban: Is It Really About Campaign Cash?

    01/06/2014 10:56:41 AM PST · by digger48 · 32 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 1-6-14 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Mayor Bill de Blasio's promise to ban New York City's iconic horse-drawn carriages could backfire, exposing what the newly-elected mayor's critics suggest is a corruption scandal masquerading as an animal-rights crusade. Defenders of the carriage industry point to a real-estate executive who is one of de Blasio's major campaign donors as the driving force behind the effort to abolish the carriages. (snip) The bad guy in this drama, according to the carriage drivers, is Steve Nislick, chief executive officer of a New Jersey-based real-estate development company, Edison Properties. The company "employs legions of lobbyists to influence city decisions on real...
  • Whoa there: NYC carriage horse ban is stalled

    04/22/2014 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 22, 2014 3:41 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pulling back the reins on his plans to quickly get rid of New York City’s horse-drawn carriage industry, stung by a recent outpouring of support for the colorful coaches that have clip-clopped their way through Central Park for more than 150 years. A campaign pledge to take on the horses during his first week as mayor was eclipsed by other issues. […] What changed? For one, a media blitz led by actor Liam Neeson has portrayed the horse-drawn carriage industry as an iconic, romantic part of New York that provides about 400 jobs, many to...
  • Could This Be the Real Reason the New NYC Mayor Vowed to Ban Horse Carriages in NYC?

    01/07/2014 4:24:26 PM PST · by blueyon · 35 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/07/14 | Becket Adams
    When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced recently that he’d make banning the city’s horse-drawn carriages his first priority, a lot of people were left asking, “Really?” Could This be the Reason De Blasio Decided to Go After Horse Carriages in NYC? Indeed, for all the problems de Blasio claims the city struggles with, it would seem horse-drawn carriages would take a back seat. But they haven’t and he’s pursuing the ban. And there may be a reason why: A major de Blasio campaign donor and real-estate executive may be tied up in the drive to banish the...
  • The slaughter of sacred cows continues: Comrade de Blasio backing “animal rights” group up next

    04/30/2014 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The slaughter of Democrat sacred cows continues and writing it off as mere coincidence becomes harder. It started several weeks back with a series of FBI raids; on the Speaker of the Rhode Island Assembly, an openly Gay married bi-racial man. From there in rapid succession there were FBI raids/arrests and/or indictments of the Black mayor of Charlotte North Carolina – bribe taking; a White Illinois State Senator – child pornography; a Black New York State Assemblyman – padding his expense account; a Black female Indiana County treasurer – stealing county funds; a Chinese American California State Senator- gun running...
  • Bill de Blasio’s Other Party: How the Working Families party took over New York City

    01/15/2014 7:21:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/15/2014 | John Fund
    As recently as 1998, New York State’s Republican party controlled the governorship, a United States Senate seat, and the mayor’s office in Manhattan. Today, it is greatly diminished, with its sole beachhead of influence in the state senate, where it shares a majority with four independent Democrats. In contrast, the Working Families party (WFP), a 15-year-old left-wing, union-fueled group with just 20,000 members, now holds the whip hand over much of the dominant Democratic party in New York — and is already spreading its wings to other states. The WFP not only was a major force behind Bill de Blasio’s...
  • City Council seeks ban on e-cigarettes in public places as high-tech successor to smoking ban

    11/30/2013 8:33:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | November 27, 2013 | Annie Karni
    First the city banned smoking in most public places. Now it’s moving to snuff out the use of smokeless electronic cigarettes as well. The City Council announced Wednesday that it will hold a hearing Wednesday on a bill prohibiting the use of the battery-operated, tobacco-free vaporizers in restaurants, offices, parks, beaches and other places where smoking regular cigarettes is not allowed.
  • De Blasio, Other City Leaders Promise Immigration Reform

    10/24/2013 8:33:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | October 23, 2013
    Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he is committed to immigration reform, regardless of whether the laws change in Washington. As 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks reported, de Blasio joined other city leaders as they told a cheering crowd of immigrants massed on the City Hall steps Wednesday that they would do whatever they can to change the laws. “All of us are here committed to work with Bill de Blasio as mayor to make sure this remains an immigrant city – not just in name, but in a place with every possible opportunity for immigrants in every...
  • Bloomberg Rips Mayoral Frontrunner De Blasio's Campaign as 'Racist'

    09/07/2013 8:15:49 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 33 replies
    As of right now, Bill de Blasio is the man to beat in the race to be the next mayor of New York City. The latest polls put him at 43%, which is enough to avoid a run-off in the Democratic primary, and it is widely believed that whoever wins the Democratic primary will sail into office. For the most part, sitting mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has stayed out of the race, but in an extensive interview with New York Magazine the term-limited Independent ripped de Blasio's campaign as "class-warfare and racist":
  • NYC Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn Wants Morning After Pill for 11-Year-Olds

    08/30/2013 1:26:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Life News ^ | 08/28/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    <p>New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn is a long-time abortion advocate. She has a history of promoting abortion, attacking pregnancy centers offering women alternatives, and she has received Planned Parenthood’s endorsement in the mayoral campaign.</p> <p>But Quinn is now pushing one idea that may take the cake when it comes to her extremism:  she wants girls as young as 11 to get the morning after pill.</p>
  • Maureen Dowd attributes misquote to 'noisy' coffee shop

    08/25/2013 5:56:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | August 21, 2013 | Dylan Byers
    In her column, Dowd quoted de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray as saying that mayoral challenger Christine Quinn was "not accessible ... She's not the kind of person I feel I can go up to and talk to about issues like taking care of children at a young age and paid sick leave." Quinn used this slight to accuse the de Blasio campaign of faulting her for being a childless lesbian. In fact, audio of the full quote, which was subsequently released by de Blasio's campaign, shows that McCray's marks may have been far more tame. The Times has since issued...
  • For New York Mayor, Two Endorsements: Quinn and Lhota

    08/24/2013 11:12:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2013 | The Editorial Board
    Christine Quinn, the Democratic Choice Ms. Quinn, the City Council speaker, offers the judgment and record of achievement anyone should want in a mayor. Two opponents—Bill de Blasio, the public advocate, and William Thompson Jr., former comptroller—offer powerful arguments on their own behalf. But Ms. Quinn inspires the most confidence that she would be the right mayor for the inevitable times when hope and idealism collide with the challenge of getting something done. … For Republicans, Joseph LhotaYou might find it odd to see this page endorsing the mayoral candidacy of Joseph Lhota, a Republican who made his mark in...
  • NYC mayoral candidate vows bigger condoms

    08/21/2013 6:25:01 PM PDT · by Morgana · 31 replies
    washington times ^ | By Jessica Chasmar
    New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn said Wednesday night that one of her priorities will be “improving the NYC condom,” referring to the free, government-issued condoms. “I was at an event recently with a large number of African-American gay men, and they told me there’s a very pressing issue as it relates to New York City’s HIV work,” she said at the Black Pride Heritage Awards in Harlem, the Huffington Post reported. The Department of Health said it hasn’t received any complaints regarding the condoms so far this year, and since 2007, the agency has received only 80 official...
  • NYC mayoral candidate Christine Quinn mulls abortion pill for 11-year-olds

    08/21/2013 6:19:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    washington times ^ | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    mayoral candidate Christine Quinn, who is speaker of the City Council, said one of her political platforms is perhaps opening the door for middle school girls to receive morning-after contraception, known in some circles as the abortion pill. Yes, doing so “can make some people uncomfortable,” she said, as the New York Post reported. But, she added, “this is a really important option we need to make accessible.” That means some girls as young as age 11 could have access to the pill. Ms. Quinn, who faces off against former Rep. Anthony Weiner in the Democratic mayoral primary — made...
  • Quinn’s Wife Edges Onto the Political Stage

    08/19/2013 3:53:28 PM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 18, 2013 | Kate Taylor
    Kim M. Catullo does not like giving interviews or getting behind a microphone. At political events, she tends to hover in the background, so much so that she is sometimes mistaken for a member of her wife’s security detail. But with the primary just weeks away, Ms. Catullo, the wife of Christine C. Quinn, is edging out of her comfort zone to take on a more visible role in Ms. Quinn’s campaign for mayor of New York City.
  • New Poll Suggests That de Blasio Is Now First Among Voters (NYC Mayor)

    08/13/2013 1:12:59 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/13/13 | DAVID W. CHEN
    In a jolt to the Democratic campaign for mayor, a new poll suggests that Bill de Blasio, the most liberal of the leading candidates, has vaulted into first place among likely voters. With one month to go until the Sept. 10 primary, Mr. de Blasio has now passed Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker, who had led in most polls for months, although her lead had already narrowed. Until a month or so ago, Mr. de Blasio had been mired in fourth place, about 10 points behind Ms. Quinn. He was then overtaken by former Representative Anthony D. Weiner,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 July 2013

    07/28/2013 5:46:58 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 238 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 July 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows July 28th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Treasury Secretary Jack Lew; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Lew; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.; Christine Quinn, candidate for New York mayor.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Rogers; Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Lew; Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Lew; Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y.; Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.
  • Is Weiner part of a 'war on women'? EMILY's List says no!

    07/26/2013 12:14:46 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 17 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 26. 2013 | Kasie Hunt
    The influential women-in-politics group EMILY's List will tell supporters on Friday that as far as New York mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner is concerned, "It's time to end this." "New Yorkers deserve better than the circus their mayoral race has turned into. I actually caught myself glad I'm not home — where I'd have to see the cover of the NY Post on every street corner," communications director Jess McIntosh will write Friday morning in an email obtained by NBC News. Their proposed solution: Donating to Christine Quinn, who would be the first woman mayor of New York. "She's tough, she's...
  • New York Lawmakers Outraged at Trayvon Martin Verdict

    07/13/2013 9:04:05 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 38 replies
    politicker.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    Officials and various candidates for office joined in the flood of outrage tonight following the not guilty verdict in the racially-charged trial of George Zimmerman for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin. Former Comptroller Bill Thompson, the mayoral race’s only black candidate, released and tweeted a terse, one-line statement slamming the decision, which was read tonight just before 10 p.m. “Trayvon Martin was killed because he was black,” declared Mr. Thompson. “There was no justice done today in Florida.” City Council Speaker Christine Quinn further slammed the acquittal as “a shocking insult to his family and everyone seeking justice...
  • New York Democrats Want to Ban Police From Describing Suspects By Race, Sex, or Age

    06/19/2013 6:57:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 128 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 19, 2013 | Mara Zebest
    New York Dems want to pass a bill that would limit a description of a suspect to identify suspects essentially by the clothes they wear only. Truly mind-numbing stupidity. NYPost reports the following: Cops might as well wear blindfolds if the City Council passes a bill that would let them use little more than the color of a suspect’s clothing in descriptions — or risk being sued for profiling, according to this provocative new ad (pictured) from the NYPD captains union. The ad asks, “How effective is a police officer with a blindfold on?” And the answer is not very,...
  • Belfast’s Lord Mayor Máirtin Ó Muilleoir (Sinn Féin) Endorses Christine Quinn (for NYC mayor)

    06/15/2013 1:43:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Politicker ^ | 6/13/13 4:02pm | Jill Colvin
    Northern Ireland’s Lord Mayor of Belfast offered an enthusiastic endorsement of a certain Irish-American mayoral candidate Thursday morning during a visit to Gracie Mansion. “We think that every city needs an Irish mayor. And New York has had a series of wonderful mayors and we think it would be wonderful in the days ahead, in the short time ahead, if New York had an Irish-American mayor again,” Lord Mayor Máirtin Ó Muilleoir told Politicker this morning, as he posed for photographs with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn by his side. While Mr. Ó Muilleoir didn’t mention...
  • NYC City Council Rebukes Secularist Fundamentalism

    05/28/2013 2:19:00 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 2 replies
    The American Interest ^ | May 23, 2013 | Walter Russell Mead
    The NYC city council has just passed a resolution allowing religious groups to worship in public schools, taking a stand on a decades-old controversy. Since 1994, state legislators and activists with a radical interpretation of the First Amendment have been trying to evict New York City churches from public schools. The official New York City Board of Education policy forbids religious institutions from renting public schools, a restriction that applies to no other type of organization. Churches and their supporters have been fighting back, and the battle over the enforcement of this policy has taken a serpentine path though both...
  • Tobacco For Eighteen-Year-Olds? What Are Bloomberg’s Priorities?

    04/23/2013 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 23, 2013 | Mark Home
    For the record, I tend to think that a cigarette ban for minors may be appropriate. While I oppose prohibition for adults, I think it makes sense to say that adults shouldn’t be permitted to entice children into certain unhealthy choices. Of course, if such a prohibition is put in place, it needs to be justified by banning a substance that is clearly dangerous, not just “unhealthy” by some statistic that we know doesn’t apply to all people. If the evidence qualifies tobacco as such a substance, then I can see restricting it from children.But recent news about a new...
  • Offstage, a Proudly Brash Quinn Isn’t Afraid to Let Her Fury Fly

    03/26/2013 4:41:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 25, 2013 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM and DAVID W. CHEN
    A session of the New York City Council had descended into chaos, and lawmakers were openly questioning her leadership. Ms. Quinn, the Council speaker, decided there was one person to blame: Betsy Gotbaum, then the city’s public advocate, who had been presiding. The response was sudden and fierce. Ms. Quinn summoned Ms. Gotbaum to an office nearby and, with little warning, began shouting at her in increasingly angry tones about appearing weak in front of other lawmakers. “You were like Bambi in there!” Ms. Quinn exclaimed, slamming her hand on a table for emphasis, according to Ms. Gotbaum, who was...
  • Powerful NYC pol says she blasted Chick-fil-A as a citizen - but she used official letterhead

    08/01/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 01, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court. "I write as the...
  • NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn asks NYU to evict Chick-fil-A

    08/01/2012 11:49:47 AM PDT · by moonshot925 · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1 August 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court. "I write as the...
  • QUINN-WIN $ITUATION-24% OF MYSTERY FUND WENT TO HER DISTRICT (NYC Council's Speaker C. Quinn)

    04/06/2008 1:20:41 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies · 43+ views
    NY Post ^ | April 6, 2008 | MELISSA KLEIN and ANGELA MONTEFINISE
    Nearly a quarter of the City Council's secret slush fund went to organizations in Speaker Christine Quinn's district, records show. Eleven groups in the Democratic lawmaker's Manhattan district - encompassing Greenwich Village, Chelsea and parts of Midtown - soaked up a combined $866,500 from the mysterious fund in fiscal year 2007. That was 24 percent of the pot's $3.6 million total. One of the recipients in her district - Friends of the High Line, which has received $32.5 million in up-front council capital funding - got $290,000 from the secret stash, more than any other organization in the city. The...
  • Columbia won't cancel Ahmadinejad speech

    09/21/2007 6:00:58 AM PDT · by indcons · 162 replies · 1,541+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | September 21, 2007 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Columbia University said it does not plan to call off a speech by Iran's president despite pressure from critics including the City Council speaker, who said the Ivy League school was providing a forum for "hate-mongering vitriol." Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is traveling to New York to address the United Nations' General Assembly. He was scheduled to appear Monday at a question-and-answer session with Columbia faculty and students as part of the school's World Leaders Forum. City Council speaker Christine Quinn called Thursday for the university to rescind the invitation, saying "the idea of Ahmadinejad as an honored guest anywhere in our...