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  • Cuomo paid state workers to fill seats at climate change event (Is this legal?)

    10/14/2015 5:54:50 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/14/2015 | Michael Gartland
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo wasnít taking any chances that there might be empty seats at a speech he delivered last week on climate change ó so state workers were summoned on the taxpayer dime to fill the audience, The Post has learned. The workers said they left their jobs in the middle of the day Thursday and were paid their full salaries to hear Cuomo at Columbia University announce the state was joining a global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. ďIíd rather be at the park,Ē said one of the workers, who is employed by the state Office of Parks,...
  • Cuomo signs ĎUnder Two MOUí global warming agreement

    10/10/2015 7:45:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Oneida Dispatch ^ | 10/10/15 | Michael Balsamo
    NEW YORK >> New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday joined government leaders worldwide in signing an agreement to help combat global warming and keep the Earthís average temperature from rising dangerously. The Under Two MOU, a memorandum of understanding signed by more than three dozen government leaders, affirmed New Yorkís commitment to helping keep the Earthís average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius and committed the state to working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions about 40 percent by 2030. Cuomo said he hoped New York would be able to generate 50 percent of its electricity from renewable...
  • The New York Times and the rehabilitation of Steven Rattner

    10/06/2015 9:04:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Columbia Journalism Review ^ | FEBRUARY 20, 2013 | Ryan Chittum
    The New York Times is declaring that disgraced private equity mogul Steven Rattner has gotten his reputation back in the Manhattan lunch circles that matter. This was probably only a matter of time given that it was the Times itself that played a leading role in his rehabilitation. Itís Andrew Ross Sorkin, naturally, who pronounces the cleansing complete, even wondering aloud if Rattner could be a Treasury secretary someday. This about a guy who just two years ago paid $16 million to settle SEC and New York lawsuits against him for taking part in a kickback scheme with public officials...
  • Cuomo urges Dems in Congress to shut down government to get gun control law

    09/28/2015 9:29:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 26, 2015 | Chris Sommerfeldt and Thomas Tracy
    Gov. Cuomo, speaking at the funeral of his murdered aide Saturday, urged Washington Democrats to shut down the government until they get a gun control bill that works. The governor gave an emotional eulogy at Carey Gabayís funeral at the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clinton Hill. He told the dozens of mourners that the 43-year-oldís death from an errant bullet fired in the wake of a Labor Day JíOuvert celebration in Crown Heights was ďone of the most tragic pointless examples of the rampant violence that is spreading like a cancer through our society.Ē ďHis murder showed a disrespect for...
  • Cuomo calls for government shut down over gun control

    09/28/2015 3:19:43 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    In delivering the eulogy Saturday for an aide killed by a stray bullet on a New York City street, Gov. Andrew Cuomo stepped up his calls for national gun control. The remarks came Sept. 26 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Brooklyn during the funeral for Carey Gabay, 43. The Harvard-educated Gabay was the first deputy general counsel at Empire State Development, the stateís chief economic-development agency, and had been shot in the top of the head earlier this month at 3:41 a.m. while taking cover from gunfire before the annual West Indian Day parade. Taken off life support on Sept....
  • Cuomo outraged over gun laws after staffer shooting

    09/07/2015 4:41:15 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 63 replies
    Times Union ^ | Updated 1:48 pm, Monday, September 7, 2015 | By Lauren Stanforth
    BROOKLYN ó Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed sadness and outrage Sunday in the wake of a street shooting that has left one of his staff members gravely injured. ... (snip) ... Gabay, a Bronx native and Harvard graduate, is in critical condition at Kings County Hospital, the governor's office said. He and his wife, Trenelle, are expecting their first child. "It's personal to me. I know this young man. So beautiful. So giving. So kind. So unnecessary," Cuomo said. "I was just with the family. And the tears and the frustration. And I'm governor of the state of New York and...
  • Man shot in head before Brooklyn parade is reportedly Gov. Cuomo aide

    09/07/2015 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    A man reportedly identified as an aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was shot in the head and critically injured after gunfire erupted in the pre-dawn hours on Monday before the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, police said. The 43-year-old man was the "unintended target" of the shooting, which took place at 3:41 a.m. at 1680 Bedford Avenue, said a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department.
  • Cuomo lawyer shot in deadly mayhem before West Indian Day Parade

    09/07/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Celona, Kevin Sheehan and Natasha Velez
    Three men were shot ó including a lawyer appointed to Gov. Andrew Cuomoís administration ó and one was fatally stabbed during the pre-West Indian Day Parade festivities in Brooklyn early Monday, police said. First Deputy Counsel Carey Gabay, 43, who was appointed to the governorís administration in January, was shot in the head on Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place at about 3:40 a.m., police sources said.
  • Gun rights group wins lawsuit against Gov. Cuomo

    08/16/2015 10:51:06 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- For the second time this year, a gun rights group has won an open records lawsuit against New York State. SCOPE, or Shooters Committee On Political Education, most recently sued Governor Andrew Cuomo after his office failed to turn over documents related to a gun rights rally that took place in front of the state capitol in April 2014. The rally was attended by an estimated 3,000 people, including Buffalo developer and former gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino as well as current presidential candidate Donald Trump. Those at the rally claim State Police confiscated replica guns and other...
  • Cuomo Announces Plan to Tear DownRebuild 'Third-World' LaGuardia Airport (shortened)

    07/28/2015 3:58:48 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 16 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 7/27/2015 | Brynn Gingras
    Full title: Cuomo Announces Plan to Tear Down, Rebuild 'Third-World' LaGuardia Airport, First New Hub Built After 9/11 Attacks
  • Eco-Imperialism Joins Vulture Environmentalism

    03/21/2013 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | March 21, 2013 | Paul Drissen
    Gina McCarthy, President Obamaís choice to replace Lisa Jackson at the Environmental Protection Agency, has been chastised for having lied to Congress, in claiming that EPA did not use ďdangerous manmade climate changeĒ to justify new 54.5 mpg standards for cars and light trucks. Sheís also been implicated in the agencyís practice of using fake emails to hide questionable dealings and activities. These issues highlight attitudes toward ethics, law and public policy that prevail at EPA and too many other government agencies. However, that attention should not distract from other important matters. Ms. McCarthy may be the worst of the...
  • Cuomo on using executive power: 'I run the government'

    07/23/2015 8:01:53 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | July 22, 2015 | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY ó Gov. Cuomo made it clear Wednesday why he has recently bypassed the Legislature on different issues like raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers. "I run the government," Cuomo said. "I am the executive and therefore I use executive power. And thatís why the executive is given the power," Cuomo said during an appearance on upstate public radioís ďThe Capitol Pressroom.Ē Cuomo dismissed criticism that his actions represent a major power grab by going around the Legislature. In addition to creating a board that has recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour for fast food workers,...
  • New York Gov. Cuomo to state Economy: "Drop Dead"

    07/23/2015 7:53:00 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 18 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | Nick Gillespie
    Byline (Cuomo Quote): "This is just the beginning. We will not stop until we reach true economic justice." Getta load of Andrew Cuomo, the governor of the once-great state of New York. For the first time ever, reports Business Insider, a U.S. state "may single out one industry for a big wage hike." Under a plan approved by New York's Fast Food Wage Board, a $15-per-hour minimum wage would be phased in over three years in New York City and six years across upstate New York, whose economy has long been the American equivalent of East Germany. The mandate would...
  • Hillary's New Poll Numbers Are So Bad Chris Cuomo Thinks Biden Could Save the Dems!

    07/22/2015 6:08:40 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 30 replies ^ | 7/22/2015 | soopermexican
    Hillaryís new poll numbers are so bad Chris Cuomo thinks Biden could save the Dems! LOL! Posted by soopermexican on Jul 22, 2015 at 9:00 AM CNNís resident genius Chris Cuomo is so worried about the Democrats after todayís new polling that shows Hillary imploding, that he wants to pull JOE BIDEN away from his day job of inappropriately touching congressmanís daughters and wives, and stick HIM into the primary race! That is fantastic. Also really early on, look for this incredible moment when they look at each other mournfully about the terrible polling: Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 8.40.33 AM...
  • De Blasioís attack on Cuomo will haunt him ó and the city

    07/01/2015 4:46:29 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 1 2015 | John Podhoretz
    Has Bill de Blasio gone bonkers? The mayor chose to give voice to the rage he and his people have felt over the past month because they think Gov. Cuomo¬ís budget and policy negotiations with the state Legislature were designed to disempower de‚ÄČBlasio. Which is certainly true. De Blasio wanted to be given control over the city¬ís schools for the balance of his term; he got it for only a year. He didn¬ít want new charter schools; he got 25 more shoved down his throat.
  • De Blasio blasts Cuomo,accusing governor of thwarting his goals out of 'revenge'

    07/01/2015 3:44:10 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07/1/2015 | ERIN DURKIN
    Mayor de Blasio lit Gov. Cuomo up Tuesday with a double-barreled blast of political payback. In stunningly frank language, the mayor accused the governor of deliberately thwarting his Albany agenda out of political pique and revenge ó and hurting New Yorkers in the process. Hours before leaving on a vacation out West, de Blasio called reporters into his office and spoke calmly in a calculated decision to take off the gloves and reveal the ďfrenemiesĒ were really enemies.
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Lashes Out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    06/30/2015 3:10:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 30, 2015 | Josh Dawsey
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, unleashing months of frustration on Tuesday, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo undermined his Albany agenda and wasnít focused on New York City residents but instead cared about ďdeal makingĒ and ďrevenge.Ē Mr. de Blasio said he expected more retribution from the governor, a fellow Democrat, for expressing his views Tuesday afternoon, but he said he was prepared to handle it. Mr. de Blasio also said the governor had been disappointing since the mayor endorsed him last year for re-election. ... Melissa DeRosa, a spokeswoman for the governor, said Mr. Cuomo wished the mayor well on his coming...
  • Andrew Cuomo to officiate same-sex marriage before Gay Pride Parade

    06/28/2015 7:45:57 AM PDT · by delchiante · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/28/2015 | kenneth lovett, Larry mcshane
    ALBANY - Days after getting the right to marry people, Gov. Cuomo will officiate a same-sex marriage Sunday morning an hour before marching in the city gay pride parade. Cuomo will marry David Contreras Turley, 36, and Peter Thiede, 35. "Itís hard to believe everything thatís happened in the last 24 hours,Ē Turley told the Daily News on Saturday night. ďThe opportunity arose for us to get married by the governor, and we couldnít be happier.Ē Longtime gay rights activist Edie Windsor, who was part of a landmark Supreme Court decision, will deliver the opening remarks at the ceremony, which...
  • Lax security procedures set stage for New York prison breakout

    06/22/2015 3:32:11 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | June 21, 2015
    DANNEMORA, N.Y. ó By the time David Sweat and Richard W. Matt engineered their extraordinary escape from the maximum-security prison here, corrections officers were rarely shining lights over the faces of inmates during hourly bed checks, making it hard to know if a living, breathing person was inside a
  • Cuomo Created ĎTotal Clusterí in Escaped-Killers Hunt

    06/15/2015 7:03:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 14 | Fredric U. Dicker
    The massive manhunt for two escaped murderers from the Dannemora prison has been hampered by State Police secrecy, inter-agency rivalries, and the disrupting involvement of Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the first day of the breakout, law enforcement sources have told The Post. Cuomoís surprise arrival at a still-unfolding escape scene a week ago Saturday generated considerable national publicity for the governor, but distracted investigators at a time when the full facts of the escape were not yet known, the sources said.
  • Whatís up with Warden Andy Cuomo and the big escape? ("Do chrysanthemums grow on this island?")

    06/08/2015 7:57:10 AM PDT · by dead · 29 replies
    6/7/15 | dead
    I had the local news on this morning, and I hear some guy droning on and on about this latest prison escape in NY state. Heís going over all the details about how they did it and how the investigation is proceeding. I just assumed they were talking to some prison investigator or cop, but then the guy calls him ďGovernorĒ and I realize the drone is Andy Cuomoís drone. What on earth is going on with this bizarre case? Some dudes busted out of 150 year old prison and all of a sudden Andy Cuomoís lead detective on the...
  • Conservative nonprofit plans to expand statewide presence (New York)

    05/21/2015 3:51:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Capital New York ^ | May 21, 2015 | Bill Mahoney
    ALBANYóA nonprofit group tied to hedge funder Robert Mercer is planning to expand next month, Capital has learned. Reclaim New York, a 501(c)(3) with connections to several prominent Republicans, was established in 2013 and has developed a sizable presence on social media websites like Twitter. Last month, it was featured prominently in a Newsday editorial. According to its website, the group is a "non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing a statewide, grassroots conversation about the future of New York, its economy and its people." Reclaim New York will likely be more visible in the near future. It is in the...
  • NY lawmakers ask Gov. Cuomo to ban nonessential travel to Louisiana after Jindal executive order

    05/21/2015 8:11:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/21/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued new protections for businesses that refuse to serve same-sex marriages, embracing the "religious freedom" cause dear to conservative Christians even though it's stung other Republican politicians. Jindal, a prospect for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, issued an executive order on Tuesday after saying he was disappointed that a Statehouse committee had earlier in the day voted down a bill that would have accomplished the same goal. That panel's concern: that Louisiana would look much like Indiana, where concerns that a new "religious freedom" law would lead to discrimination against gays and lesbians triggered such a...
  • An Earth Day call to ban fracking across this land

    04/22/2015 10:54:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | April 22, 2015 | Mark Ruffalo, actor and director
    Just say no, Obama. Flaming water, poisoned air and destroyed lives ó thatís what I found when I traveled to Dimock, Pa., in 2009 to see the impacts of fracking firsthand. Six years later, this tragic story is one shared by countless Americans, too many of them with no choice in the matter. Ten years after the Bush-Cheney administration exempted fracking from key parts of some of our nationís most important environmental and public health laws, including the Safe Drinking Water Act, Clean Water Act and Clean Air Act, the science is finally catching up to the process ó and...
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo In Cuba

    04/21/2015 5:31:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 4/20/15
    ...Cuomo speaks at the beginning of a Business Rountable with Cuban and American business leaders held at the Hotel Parque Central in Havana, Cuba....
  • If NY towns secede, can NY businesses succeed?

    04/20/2015 12:45:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WBNG-TV ^ | April 19, 2015 | Caroline Goggin
    Two months ago, Action News brought you the story about one local organization researching into a possible secession for 15 towns in Upstate New York to Pennsylvania. Governor Andrew Cuomoís (D) decision to ban hydraulic fracking in New York compelled the Upstate New York Towns Association to look into the idea. This month, the organization is releasing more information on the matter. Carolyn Price, president of the Upstate New York Towns Association, shared the groupís findings with Action News exclusively this week. Price said Upstate New York is currently in an ďeconomic death spiral.Ē She attributes her statement to various...
  • Ben Carson Says "Rights Of Christians" Get Short Shrift In America

    04/09/2015 12:14:23 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies ^ | April 9, 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, PH.D
    Dr. Ben Carson is calling for more attention to be given to Christians and their rights, suggesting that they are being passed over in favor of other concerns, such as gender identity and sexual orientation.
  • Should Chris Cuomo and Stephanopoulos Be Fired for Their Religion? Or Quit Their Churches?

    04/04/2015 1:23:44 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 19 replies ^ | April 4, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    Be careful what you wish for. So goes one of the older bits of human wisdom. Question. If the OíConnor family of Walkerton, Indiana has been forced to close their family pizza business ďMemoriesĒ, as noted here at TMZ, because their young daughter said in response to an unsolicited media question that the business wouldnít cater a gay wedding because of their religious beliefs? And the business has never, in fact, catered any wedding? Then why shouldnít this standard of questioning religious beliefs be applied to rich and famous liberal television anchors? Witch hunts never end well. And the current...
  • Cuomo bans nonessential travel to Indiana due to 'religious freedom' law

    03/31/2015 4:57:33 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 42 replies
    Crains & Bloomberg ^ | 3/31/2015 | Crains/Bloomberg
    Mayor Bill de Blasio also said he would also ban non-essential, city-funded travel to Indiana.Crain's New York Business contributed to this article.
  • Open government leader warns against email deletion policy[Gov.Cuomo]

    03/06/2015 2:51:04 PM PST · by Theoria · 5 replies
    Capital New York ^ | 06 Mar 2015 | Jimmy Vielkind
    Automatically deleting email after 90 days could lead to the accidental disposal of important records, the head of New York's Committee on Open Government told Capital, as the Cuomo administration presses ahead with its controversial new policy.Robert Freeman, who has worked for the committee since it was founded in 1974, said there shouldn't be a fixed time governing when records are saved or discarded.As Capital reported, the Cuomo administration last week fully implemented a policy of deleting any email not proactively saved for retention after 90 days. The result was a mass purge of messages in the inboxes of rank-and-file...
  • Progressives, Itís Time to Start Panicking about Hillary

    03/06/2015 2:57:15 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review ^ | March 5, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    There is no Plan B for 2016. Iíll say it, happily: Democrats should be worried about Hillary Clinton, and moderately panicked about the immediate future of both their party and their cause. This is not, of course, because Hillaryís latest scandale du jour is in any practical way going to ďdisqualifyĒ her; and nor is it because leftward-leaning voters are likely to recall anything more from this rather awkward period in time than that the Clintons are as perennially sleazy as they ever were. Rather, it is because the last few days have underscored just how tenuous the Leftís grip...
  • Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is joining Cuomo's administration as special adviser

    02/14/2015 10:37:24 AM PST · by 9thLife · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Friday, January 16, 2015, 11:44 PM | KENNETH LOVETT
    ALBANY ó Former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is joining Gov. Cuomoís administration as a special adviser to the governor, the Daily News has learned. Quinn will be a part-time staffer until mid-April when she finishes her stint as a resident fellow at Harvard Universityís Institute of Politics, a source said. After that, she will jump on board full-time. Quinn headed up the Cuomo-created Womenís Equality Party in 2014 during the governorís reelection campaign.
  • Cuomo trumps Weiner on Twitter

    02/14/2015 2:17:34 AM PST · by Mr_Moonlight · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 13 2015 | Carl Campanile
    Anthony Weiner canít stop getting himself into trouble on social media. The disgraced ex-congressman ignited a juvenile Twitter war with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday when Weiner poked fun at the governorís decision last month to shut down the transit system Jan. 26 in preparation for the ďblizzardĒ that wasnít. ďSundayís gonna be cold. Governor Cuomo will soon be closing the subway,Ē tweeted Weiner, who in 2011 resigned in disgrace over a sext≠ing scandal. The governorís staffers werenít going to let Weinerís crack pass, and fired back. ďYes, it is going to be cold. A good reason to keep your...
  • Levin: Cuomo Interpretation Of The Origin Of Rights "The Defintition Of Tyranny"

    02/13/2015 5:29:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 10 replies ^ | February 13, 2015 | Jefffrey Poor
    Earlier on Thursday, CNN ďNew DayĒ co-host Chris Cuomo debated Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore on the issue of the Alabama courtsí ruling versus a federal courtís ruling on same-sex marriage.
  • CNN Anchor: ĎOur Rights Do Not Come From Godí

    02/12/2015 10:19:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 159 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Feb. 12, 2015 | Curtis Kalin
    During a heated discussion over gay marriage, CNN morning Anchor Chris Cuomo opined that the unalienable rights endowed to all Americans do not come from God. Cuomo was debating Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Near the end of the back-and-forth and after Moore argued that rights cannot be handed down by men, Cuomo blurted out:ďOur rights do not come from God, your honor, and you know that. They come from man... Thatís your faith, thatís my faith, but thatís not our country. Our laws come from collective agreement and compromise.Ē
  • Governor Cuomo Proposes Regulations to Have Medicaid Cover "Transgender Care and Services"

    01/26/2015 11:23:43 PM PST · by ubipetrusest · 5 replies
    Governor's Press Office ^ | December 17, 2014 | Governor's Press Office
    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new regulations to include transgender health care services under New York Stateís Medicaid program. The proposed regulations provide treatment for hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.... New York will join California, Massachusetts, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington D.C., which cover transgender health care through their Medicaid programs. In May, the federal government also ended its decades-long exclusion of coverage for certain services related to gender transition under Medicare. The introduction of this Medicaid regulation follows last weekís announcement that New York State law requires private health insurance companies to cover transgender health care on the...
  • Powerful New York politician arrested on bribery charges

    01/22/2015 3:29:31 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 24 replies
    Toshiba ^ | January 22, 2015 | Tom Hays and David Klepper
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who bent state government to his will for more than 20 years as one of New York's most powerful and canny politicians, was arrested Thursday on charges of taking nearly $4 million in payoffs and kickbacks. The 70-year-old Democrat was taken into custody by the FBI on federal conspiracy and bribery charges that carry up to 100 years in prison and could cost him his political seat. He was released on $200,000 bail.
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: New Yorkís biggest Dem powerbroker will be arrested today

    01/22/2015 7:28:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I will apologize in advance to our readers if this looks like coverage of a ‚Äúlocal story‚ÄĚ but it actually may be a harbinger for the kind of state and local level change which is required for real progress in America. The New York Times is reporting that today an arrest will be made in Albany, the state‚Äôs capital. The suspect is question is none other than the Speaker of the state Assembly, Sheldon Silver. Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with...
  • NY Sheriff to Constituents: Keep Your Handguns and Toss the Permit Applications

    01/22/2015 6:32:56 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | January 21, 2015 | J.D. Tuccille
    Mass defiance of the new permit process is another monkey wrench tossed in the works.A New York lawman is winning plaudits from gun owners over his stance on firearm regulationóhe wants less of it. Fulton County Sheriff Thomas J. Lorey is already known as a supporter of the Second Amendment and a member of the Oath Keepers, an organization of military personnel and police officers who vow to refuse unconstitutional orders. Despite the Empire State's fame as a jurisdiction unfriendly to private gun ownershipóor, really, any activity beyind the reach of government officialsóLorey isn't alone in his views. The New...
  • New York Sheriff On Handgun Renewal Permits, ĎThrow Them In The Garbage

    01/20/2015 6:01:26 PM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-20-2015 | Mike Piccione
    Full Title - New York Sheriff On Handgun Renewal Permits, ¬ĎThrow Them In The Garbage Because That Is Where They Belong.¬í [VIDEO] Fulton County, N.Y. is home to a strong hunting and fishing tradition. Guns are everywhere, but life isn‚Äôt easy.Temperatures are often well below zero, and snow piles drift up so high against your home that you have to go to the second floor to be able to look outside a window. Jobs are scarce since the leather industry exited a few decades ago. Taxes are high, and it seems the government solution to the unemployment problem is to...

    01/20/2015 5:34:51 AM PST · by shortstop · 14 replies ^ | 01/20/15 | Bob Lonsberry
    To fight poverty, youíve got to attack the behaviors that cause it. The governor (Cuomo) should remember that. If all of a sudden heís decided to be concerned about poverty, and is riding to the rescue, his only chance of success is to be honest about both povertyís causes and cures. Thus far, it doesnít look like heís going to be. To progressives, poverty is a condition imposed upon victims by oppressors. One party is disadvantaged by the evil of another. There is a fixed amount of wealth and the fact someone else has it and you donít is because...
  • Funeral services [Mass] for Mario Cuomo

    01/06/2015 3:17:15 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 30 replies
    CNY Central ^ | 6 January 2015 | Satan
    Funeral Mass at St. Ignatius Church on Park Avenue, New York.
  • Bishop Emeritus Hubbard reflects on Gov. Mario Cuomo

    01/03/2015 10:31:38 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    wnyt ^ | January 3, 2015 | Steve Flamisch
    ALBANY ‚Äď When Mario Cuomo was sworn in to his first term as governor on January 1, 1983, a young Bishop Howard Hubbard delivered the invocation. Thirty-two years later, the now retired bishop remembers that moment with crystal clarity. But it‚Äôs what Cuomo said to him over breakfast on that inauguration day that stands out even more. "He said to me, on that occasion, 'You know, I ran for office not for any personal reward, but I ran to serve the people of New York, and if you see there are some better ways in which I can serve the...
  • Former Gov. Mario Cuomo's funeral planned for Tuesday

    01/02/2015 9:02:39 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 46 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 2 Jan 2015 | Glenn Blain, Kenneth Lovett
    Funeral services for former Gov. Mario Cuomo are being planned for Tuesday at the Saint Ignatius Loyola Church on Park Avenue in Manhattan, a church official told the Daily News.
  • Former Gov. Mario Cuomo's funeral planned for Tuesday (Jesuits on parade)

    01/02/2015 12:16:34 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 31 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 2, 2015 | Glenn Blain
    Funeral services for former Gov. Mario Cuomo are being planned for Tuesday at the Saint Ignatius Loyola Church on Park Avenue in Manhattan, a church official told the Daily News. A time for the service has not been determined but the funeral is likely to cause a week's postponment of the State of the Address, which had been planned for Wednesday, two sources said. Another source said Cuomo administration officials have asked the Empire State Plaza Convention Center, where the speech was to be held, to keep time availabe for the re-scheduled speech the week of Jan. 12. Officials in...
  • Guns Confiscated after Man Seeks Insomnia Treatment

    01/02/2015 10:02:23 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 73 replies ^ | 1/2/2015 | Michael Filozof
    The allegations in the case are downright scary. The complaint contends that Montgomery, a Navy veteran and retired police officer who rose to the rank of detective sergeant during his 30-year career, voluntarily sought treatment for insomnia at a hospital on Long Island in May of 2014 after relocating to a new home several hundred miles from his previous residence. According to the suit, the hospital diagnosed the plaintiff as ďmildly depressed,Ē and his clinical evaluation stated, ďPatient has no thoughts of hurting himself. Patient has no thoughts of hurting others. Patient is not having suicidal thoughts. Patient is not...
  • R.I.P Mario Cuomo: The Elizabeth Warren of the 1980s Dies

    01/02/2015 6:05:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2014 | John Fund
    The death of Mario Cuomo today at age 82 marks the final end for one of the great ďwhat ifĒ figures in American politics. Today, the Leftís standard bearer is Elizabeth Warren, a senator from Massachusetts who was first elected to office only two years ago. Back in the 1980s, the liberal heartthrob was Mario Cuomo. The governor of New York from 1983 to 1995, Cuomo was long considered the great hope of the Left, especially after his riveting keynote speech to the 1984 Democratic National Convention. In it he contrasted Ronald Reaganís vision of America as a ďshining city...
  • Mario Cuomo dead at 82

    01/01/2015 8:39:05 PM PST · by fhayek · 16 replies
    Be nice...
  • Mario Cuomo, former New York governor, dead at 82

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