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  • As Many As One Million Armed New Yorkers Are About To Break The Law

    04/15/2014 12:24:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 51 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/13/2014 | Frank Miniter
    This year April 15 is more than the tax deadline for an estimated one million New York State residents. It’s also the deadline to register “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines. If they don’t, they’ll begin living outside the law. A lot of them have decided to do just that. They’ve decided to practice civil disobedience even though failure to register an “assault weapon” by the deadline is punishable as a “class A misdemeanor,” which means a maximum sentence of one year in prison. I put “assault weapon” and “high-capacity” in quotes because their definitions vary by state—they’re political terms. In...
  • Preet Bharara won't rule out ethics probe into Gov. Cuomo

    04/11/2014 3:41:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ken Lovett
    <p>US Attorney Preet Bharara of the southern district Thursday did not rule out investigating whether Gov. Cuomo and his aides improperly intervened with the investigations undertaken by the governor's anti-corruption commission.</p> <p>"We're going to look at the documents, we're going to see what the facts are, and if there are questions that are appropriate to ask, as I think the public knows by now, there are strong-willed and aggressive--but fair--people in my office who will ask those questions," Bharara said during an appearance Thursday morning on WNYC public radio's "The Brian Lehrer Show."</p>
  • Andrew Cuomo, the Catholic Anti-Catholic

    04/09/2014 2:59:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | April 9, 2014 | George J. Marlin
    When Andrew Cuomo was running for governor in 2010, he claimed time and again that he wanted to represent and fight for all the people of New York – all, that is, except Catholics.Since taking office in 2011, Cuomo, who was baptized a Catholic, graduated from Archbishop Molloy H.S. in Queens County and Fordham University, has been hell-bent on offending Catholics and dismissing their beliefs in the public square.Cuomo’s first assault was on Catholic teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. He was embarrassed that his state had been “surpassed by many other countries which have legalized...
  • New Yorkers Rally For Gun Rights, Against Cuomo Regime

    04/07/2014 9:29:03 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 6, 2014 | Raquel Okyay
    (Photo courtesy of Carl R. Gottstein Jr.) By: Raquel Okyay4/6/2014 03:20 PMRESIZE: AAA Print More than a year after the New York governor’s landmark gun control law was enacted, thousands of New Yorkers poured into the state house in Albany to protest his governance and leadership.“There is nothing about the SAFE Act that makes us safer,” said Robert P. “Rob” Astorino (R-Mount Pleasant), executive of Westchester County and candidate for governor 2014. Astorino, who spoke to the crowd state police estimate at 3500, said the people were energized and enthusiastic about the Second Amendment. “It’s an issue that deals with...
  • Pastor's AR-15 assault rifle giveaway creates controversy [ In protest of the NY Safe Act ]

    03/06/2014 7:12:07 AM PST · by Fitzy_888 · 16 replies
    Albany TU ^ | March 5, 2014 | By Paul Grondahl
    The pastor of a Lansingburgh Baptist church plans to give away an AR-15 assault rifle to the winner of a free raffle at an upcoming Sunday service. A provocative flier he distributed rallied supporters of gun rights and stirred controversy among anti-gun advocates and some who considered it un-Christian. The Rev. John Koletas, pastor of Grace Baptist Church, said the service and gun raffle are aimed at "honoring hunters and gun owners who have been so viciously attacked by the antichristian socialist media and antichristian socialist politicians the last few years," according to a letter he posted on the church...
  • SAFE Act Needs Repeal, Proves to Hinder Job Growth

    02/27/2014 11:48:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Oswego County Today (NY) ^ | February 25, 2014 | Assemblyman Will Barclay
    Remington Arms announced last week that it will open a large manufacturing plant in Alabama. It will create 2,000 jobs for the southern state. While I don’t begrudge another state from securing these high-paying manufacturing jobs, I do begrudge our own leaders for forcing the “SAFE Act” upon its people and hindering economic development right here in New York. Its passage has undoubtedly affected Remington Arms, located in Illion, NY, for more than a century, from expanding in its home state. The SAFE Act makes gun owners and gun manufacturers feel unwelcome, plain and simple. I voted against the SAFE...
  • BUTLER: REMINGTON’S NY EGRESS SIGNALS EMPIRE STATE CLOSING FOR BUSINESS

    02/23/2014 7:19:55 PM PST · by neverdem · 62 replies
    Human Events ^ | 2/23/2014 | Raquel Okyay
    An upstate New York lawmaker told Guns & Patriots Remington’s decision to develop a new plant outside the Mohawk Valley shows a state that is closed for business. “The long-term consequences of Remington expanding to Huntsville, Ala., instead of Ilion, N.Y., are profound,” said Assemblyman Marc W. Butler (R.-Newport), whose district includes the Village of Ilion, where the Remington Outdoor Company has been situated for almost 200 years. “Remington is part of our culture.” The Village of Ilion which is located at the South Bank of the Mohawk River is recognized as ‘Remington Country’ because of its integral relationship...
  • McLaughlin: Louder than the rest of Cuomo’s potential GOP challengers

    02/23/2014 1:58:02 PM PST · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Troy Record ^ | 02/23/14 | Kyle Hughes
    ALBANY >> With his re-election campaign underway, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is riding high in the polls, but don’t tell that to Assembly member Steven McLaughlin, his self-described loudest critic. “I would point to a multitude of problems, but I think overwhelmingly he’s a bully,” McLaughlin said last week. “He acts that way and it’s catching up with him.” McLaughlin, a Rensselaer County Republican, compared Cuomo to Hitler and Mussolini after the SAFE Act gun law was pushed through the Legislature in January 2013, later apologizing for a poor choice of words. A year later, he says voters in his district...
  • Kerry Kennedy 'set to admit leaving the scene of an accident,,,

    02/23/2014 2:18:50 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 2-24-14 | Ryan Gorman
    Kerry Kennedy may agree to a plea deal over driving while drugged charges stemming from a 2012 accident so she can continue her extensive human rights work. Kennedy, 54, is afraid a conviction would bring with it restrictions that would curtail her international travels – she has visited several dozen countries on humanitarian missions. The plea deal was previously discussed between her legal team and prosecutors before being shelved, but her attorneys have brought it back to the table with her trial slated to start Monday, according to the New York Daily News. Lawyers originally tabled the deal while preparing...
  • Cuomo asks state to fund college for prison inmates

    02/21/2014 2:40:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Queens Campaigner ^ | February 21, 2014 | Kelsey Durham
    Two state lawmakers from Queens had mixed reactions this week to news of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s initiative that would allow inmates to earn a college degree while serving their prison sentences. The proposal, announced Feb. 16, would use state dollars to fund college classes in 10 prisons across New York, one in each major region, the governor’s office said. The initiative is designed to encourage a lower risk of returning to crime and prison, which Cuomo’s office said happens 40 percent of the time in New York state after an inmate is released. Under the new initiative, inmates could earn...
  • Cuomo Official Reportedly Used His Gun as a Laser Pointer

    02/19/2014 2:39:37 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies
    Village Voice ^ | 1/7/2014 | Anna Merlan
    The Cuomo administration has a serious, potentially deadly laser pointer shortage. That's the only way to explain a report from the Albany Times-Union that Jerome Hauer, the state's commissioner of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, used the the laser sight on his handgun as a pointer during a presentation in October, panicking a bunch of foreign delegates from countries where guns are only used for civilized things like shooting people.
  • (Socialist) Mayor de Blasio Drops Pre-K Tax Hike Promise In Presence Of Gov. Cuomo

    02/16/2014 2:14:40 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 2/16/14 | Jacob Kornbluh
    Appearing together in Church, Mayor de Blasio dialed down the temperature Sunday in his ongoing clash with Gov. Cuomo over how to fund universal prekindergarten. Speaking at a church service for attendees of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus in Albany, the mayor did not mention at all his plans to fund it with a tax on the wealthy while stressing the need for universal Pre-K. “We know the direction,” de Blasio said. “We all have to work together at it. And I know we will because the public is realizing, the public is realizing that if...
  • Governor Cuomo’s Selective Anti-Gun Fervor Why So Many Americans Have No Respect for Laws

    02/15/2014 5:48:29 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Ethics Alarms ^ | February 14, 2014 | Staff
    Full Title Governor Cuomo’s Selective Anti-Gun Fervor: And This Is Why So Many Americans Have No Respect for Laws Or Lawmakers New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been the source of some of the most excessive anti-gun rants making up the sorry legacy of the Post Sandy Hook Ethics Train Wreck. It was a year ago that a unveiled a package of strict gun restrictions, saying that with “the senseless massacre in Newtown, Connecticut… New York must say enough is enough to gun violence.” Oh, Gov. Cuomo hates guns, believe you me. So what do you think happened when it...
  • New York City: A Pay More, Get Less Sinkhole

    02/15/2014 11:16:38 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/15/14 | William Levinson
    New York's dishonest governor, Andrew Cuomo, has made it eminently clear that there is no place for pro-life voters, or gun owners, in his sorry excuse for a state. This, along with the resounding failure of even moderate Democrats to distance themselves from this individual, shows there is no place for gun owners, Catholics, Orthodox Jews, or Evangelical Christians in the Democratic Party. New York State's problems have a clearly identifiable source. Votes from the Big Rotten Apple put individuals like Andrew Cuomo, his father Mario, and Emperor's VIP Club Client 9 into office. Michael Bloomberg was a Kim Jong...
  • Cosmetic tweaks to AR-15 thwart New York's 'ban' on assault rifles

    02/14/2014 10:08:43 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2014 | Maxim Lott
    Simple design tweaks are allowing gun makers to get around restrictions New York put in place following the 2012 school shootings in Connecticut, prompting some critics to say the laws were mere window dressing. New York lawmakers passed the SAFE Act last year, and announced with fanfare that it effectively banned the sale of “assault weapons.” But AR-15s, the most popular type of guns often referred to as assault weapons, are sold in Empire State gun shops, freely and legally. The gun is being marketed by Stag Arms as a "New York-compliant AR-15," and features a slightly modified stock and...
  • Cuomo aide (laser pointer guy) caught breaking gun law, quickly receives waiver

    02/13/2014 2:27:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/13/14 | Will Rahn
    Jerome Hauer, a top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, appears to have regularly carried a firearm to work in violation of state law. Hauer runs New York’s Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Cuomo, an advocate of ultra-strict gun control laws, appointed him to the job in 2011. Hauer’s 9-millimeter Glock first came to the attention of local newspapers when he used the gun’s laser sighting attachment as a pointer during a meeting with a Swedish delegation. That event occurred last October at a State Police bunker, and was first reported by the Albany Times Union in...
  • CUOMO’S GLASS HOUSING - His HUD closet is full of skeletons.

    02/13/2014 10:28:55 AM PST · by neverdem · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | January-February 2014 | Bill Zeiser
    Try as I might, I cannot rule out the possibility that the Democratic Party is some sort of elaborate performance art piece. One of those subversive ones where the real point is not the performance itself, but the reaction drawn from an unsuspecting audience. There was a cocktail party where the artist explained his vision, but we squares who are part of the patriarchal consumer culture weren’t invited. They are just seeing how far they can push this thing before we catch on. That must be it. There can be no other acceptable explanation for the straight-faced rationalizations many of...
  • “Extremists” in New York - The tyrannical liberalism of New York's Governor Cuomo.

    02/12/2014 10:01:24 PM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | February 2014 | NA
    Indeed, one of the rhetorical items that caught our eye in President Yanukovych’s latest effort to quell dissent and further placate Comrade Putin was the use of the term “extremist.” The English essayist William Hazlitt once guyed “the common-place critic,” who, said Hazlitt, searched for the truth “between the extremes of right and wrong.” That anemic middle is an inauspicious place to search for the truth. But part of Hazlitt’s point is the rhetorical advantage to be gained if one succeeds in labeling one’s interlocutor “extreme.” “He’s an extremist”: that means, “You needn’t pay him any attention,” “He’s not worth listening...
  • Cuomo: ‘I was not saying anyone should leave the state’

    02/12/2014 8:18:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 12, 2014 | Caroline May
    People misunderstood New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo when he said conservatives “have no place in the state of New York,” the Democratic governor explained Wednesday. “I was not saying anyone should leave the state, right? And anyone who heard the comments knows that’s not what I was saying,” Cuomo said when asked about his comments at a press conference. “To the extent people want to have a political dialogue, that’s what it is.” Cuomo came under fire from conservatives last month when he said “extreme conservatives, who are right-to-life, pro-assault weapon, anti-gay … have no place in the state of...
  • Cuomo shuts down de Blasio’s minimum wage plan (Socialist schooled on constitution)

    02/11/2014 3:33:45 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/11/14 | Carl Campanile
    One day after Mayor de Blasio suggested New York City be allowed to set its own minimum wage, Gov. Cuomo shot down the idea as economically damaging to the entire state. Cuomo told a radio interviewer that having municipalities set their own, competing wage rates would create a “chaotic situation” and negatively “cannibalize” New York. The mayor needs Albany’s approval to increase the minimum wage, now set at $8 an hour.
  • Associates defend man SAFE Act Proponent) who had gun in school

    02/09/2014 2:44:50 PM PST · by matt04 · 30 replies
    Dwayne Ferguson spent more than a decade advocating for nonviolence and peace in the streets of Buffalo. He was a well-known face in the movement for the SAFE Act, the state law that made carrying a gun on school property a felony. He was also a familiar presence in the hallways of the city’s Harvey Austin Elementary School, where he worked in the after-school program and mentored students. No one imagined that on Thursday he would show up at the school in possession of a gun, touching off an hours-long lockdown, search and ultimately his arrest on two felony charges....
  • Gun Control: A War Not a Conversation

    02/06/2014 10:58:15 AM PST · by Winged Hussar · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/6/14 | William Levinson
    President Obama said previously that the nation needed to have a "conversation" about gun control, and he reiterated this agenda in his State of the Union speech. New York's Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has subsequently boasted that his SAFE Act has criminalized law-abiding gun owners for "offenses" such as having too many bullets in their guns. This helps prove that Cuomo meant exactly what he said when he stated that there was no place for "extreme conservatives" in his state. Cuomo defined his enemies as those who "oppose abortion rights and favor legalization of assault weapons. Barack Obama's ongoing anti-Second Amendment...
  • NY DA fights dismissal in Kerry Kennedy driving case

    02/05/2014 3:46:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/05/14
    WHITE PLAINS, NY — Even if Kerry Kennedy accidentally drugged herself with a sleeping pill before getting in her car, she broke the law if she kept driving after feeling the drug’s effects, prosecutors say. In filings Tuesday, the Westchester County district attorney’s office asked a judge to reject Kennedy’s second attempt to have her drugged-driving case dismissed. Prosecutors said a dismissal would send the wrong message to the public about how “people of wealth and power” are treated. Kennedy is the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the niece of...
  • Gov. Cuomo Was Twice State Of The Union 'Designated Survivor' (Would've become president)

    01/29/2014 6:38:29 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Daily News' Daily Politics ^ | January 28, 2014 | Ken Lovett
    ICYMI, my story from today: It’s a role that Gov. Cuomo does not often talk about: “designated survivor.” Tuesday night, as President Obama delivers his State of the Union address, one of his Cabinet members will be located far away, just in case the unthinkable happens and the Capitol is attacked. Twice when he was President Clinton's housing secretary, Cuomo was chosen to be the designated survivor, putting him one national catastrophe away on the night of the big speech from being the last man standing in the executive branch. Cuomo said it was hard not to ponder all the...
  • Bill de Blasio Should Just Admit It: He Wants to Tax the Rich

    01/27/2014 9:47:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 27, 2014 | Marc Tracy
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio may receive the kind of press attention most politicians would kill for, but on Monday he played the supplicant. He traveled to Albany, New York’s capital, to plead for the state government to pass a budget that would permit him to impose the tax plan that was the centerpiece of his campaign. His chief argument is that he needs the tax in order to raise enough money to pay for universal pre-kindergarten. His secondary argument is that he is not asking for a statewide tax, but merely a tax over the same voters who...
  • Hollywood Moguls Raise $600,000 for NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Reelection Campaign

    01/27/2014 2:21:59 PM PST · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 27, 2014 | Tina Daunt
    A high-wattage gathering of Hollywood moguls feted New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Brentwood on Thursday night, raising nearly $600,000 for his reelection campaign and quietly discussing their hope that Cuomo will seek presidency, if Hillary Clinton decides not to run. "Behind Hillary, he's the second pick," said one attendee at the evening gathering, held at the Spanish-style manse of Fox Film chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos and his wife Ann.
  • Message to New Yorkers: If the Governor Kicks You Out, You’re Welcome in Oklahoma

    01/26/2014 3:12:41 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies
    kresta in the afternoon ^ | January 26, 2014 | Al Kresta
    NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a now-famous rant, put out the "Not Welcome" mat in front of Empire State pro-lifers.  If you're conservative, he said, you're not welcome in his state.  NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio sided with him "100%". Oklahoma State Representative Rebecca Hamilton, who has served in the Oklahoma House for 18 years, has published a response to the governor's inflammatory remarks on her blog, Public Catholic, which can be found on the Catholic Portal at Patheos.   Rep. Hamilton first gratefully acknowledges the statement from Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, who publicly...
  • Dissent Is Not Allowed

    01/25/2014 6:24:29 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 45 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 1/25/14 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    We no loner live in times that allow us to shrug our our shoulders and say, "Naah. That could never happen here". We now live in times that force us say "I sure hope that ain't true". I hate to sound like an alarmist, but ladies and gentlemen, the situation is dire. There's no nice way to put this. The Federal Leviathan is now targeting political dissenters with Stasi-like tactics. Case and point: *** "Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) proposed using the Internal Revenue Service to curtail Tea Party group funding during a speech on how to 'exploit' and 'weaken'...
  • Cuomo, DeBlasio, and Obama's Hypocrisy (vanity)

    01/25/2014 1:56:59 PM PST · by Ray76 · 12 replies
    Vanity | Jan 25, 2014 | Ray76
    New York Governor Cuomo has demanded that those he disagrees with leave New York. New York City Mayor DeBlasio endorses Cuomo's statement "100%". At a memorial after the shooting of Gabby Giffords, Judge Roll, and other bystanders, Obama gave a speech in which he said: And if, as has been discussed in recent days, their death helps usher in more civility in our public discourse, let us remember it is not because a simple lack of civility caused this tragedy -- it did not -- but rather because only a more civil and honest public discourse can help us face...
  • New York City Mayor Agrees With Cuomo Booting Pro-Lifers, Calls Them “Extremists”

    01/25/2014 9:24:50 AM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    Life News ^ | Bill Donohue
    One week ago today, Governor Cuomo railed against what he called “extreme conservatives” who are “pro-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay.” He said such persons “have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” Yesterday, Mayor de Blasio said he agrees with Cuomo’s comments “100 percent.” He explained, “I interpret his [Cuomo's] remarks to say that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women, does not represent the views of the people of New York State.” deblasoThe spin won’t work. Who...
  • De Blasio pre-K tax called ‘charade’ for unions (by Gov. Cuomo)

    01/25/2014 4:02:13 AM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/25/14 | Aaron Short, Carl Campanile
    **SNIP** “The people who are pushing this are from the Working Families Party. De Blasio is married to them.” The Cuomo ally noted the WFP is basically run by the most leftist leaders in the labor movement — the Transport Workers Union, the Communication Workers of America and United Federation of Teachers, among others. **SNIP De Blasio and his allies show no sign of backing down. A labor-backed “UPK coalition” met Friday and vowed to continue a campaign to push the mayor’s tax-the-rich initiative in open defiance of the governor, who opposes it.
  • Progressives in power looking for payback (Obama, Hillary, Cuomo, De Blasio, et al)

    01/25/2014 12:41:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 24, 2014 | Kyle Smith
    A few random news items from around the country: •Dinesh D’Souza, a prominent conservative filmmaker, was indicted for allegedly violating federal campaign-finance laws. The indictment was “the result of a routine review by the FBI of campaign filings with the FEC by various candidates after the 2012 election for United States senator in New York,” said a spokesman for the US Attorney’s Office. Routine. A Google search for “liberal filmmaker indicted” did not turn up any liberal filmmakers who have been indicted. •James O’Keefe, a conservative maker of provocative films, said the New York State Department of Labor had taken...
  • Project Veritas' O'Keefe: Gov. Cuomo Wants to Run Group Out of NY

    01/24/2014 11:41:58 AM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 05:13 PM | Steve Malzberg
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to run the conservative activist group Project Veritas out of the state, its founder James O'Keefe believes. "We got a subpoena over the last week from the Board of Labor and they're asking for every single financial transaction over the last three years," O'Keefe told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV. "I'll be happy to cooperate but there's some funny business going on, especially when there's so much corruption in the state of New York and they're going after my organization and compelling me to give them every transaction. "I'll comply but...
  • Andy goes to Hollywood

    01/24/2014 7:33:45 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/24/2014 | Bill Zwerger
    Hot on the heels of his incendiary "extreme conservatives" comment, this Thursday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo took flight from the frigid, snow-covered confines of Albany for the warm embrace of sunny Southern California...... .....So this begs the question: Is Andrew Cuomo really that arrogant to think that he can get away with using taxpayer money to subsidize his sycophantic Hollywood friends who will then provide tens of thousand of dollars in kickbacks, I mean, contributions to his campaign coffers?
  • Conservative activist O'Keefe claims Cuomo targeting his group

    01/23/2014 3:55:42 PM PST · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 23 Jan 2014
    <p>Conservative activist James O'Keefe is accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration of targeting his group with document requests and a subpoena, claiming the Democratic governor's recent comments critical of conservatives "aren't simply words."</p> <p>O'Keefe, whose Project Veritas is behind a series of hidden-camera investigations against left-leaning groups and causes, made the claims on the heels of the controversy over a recent Cuomo interview. In it, Cuomo blasted "extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay" and said they "have no place" in New York. He later walked back his remarks, and said they were being taken out of context in the media.</p>
  • De Blasio Backs Cuomo: Wants Conservatives to Get Out

    01/23/2014 2:10:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 94 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1/23/14 | Kerry Picket
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio emphatically backed New Governor Andrew Cuomo’s controversial remarks that “extreme” conservatives – which he defined as being pro-life, second amendment advocates, or supporters of traditional marriage – “have no place in the state of New York.” “I stand by that 100 percent,” de Blasio told reporters at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. on Thursday. “I agree with Governor Cuomo’s remarks. I interpret his remarks to say that an extremist attitude that continues the reality of violence in our communities or an extremist attitude that denies the rights of women does not...
  • A Tale of Two Cuomos

    01/23/2014 1:25:35 PM PST · by NYer · 15 replies
    Catholic Answers ^ | January 22, 2014 | Todd Aglialoro
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made news last week when during a radio interview he said “extreme conservatives” have “no place” in the Empire State. Who are these people? Among others, he said, those who are “right to life” or “anti-gay.”Later he tried to walk back this naked and nasty bit of intolerance, reassuring us that those who are “anti-choice” (one presumes he got a tongue-lashing from NARAL for saying “right to life” the first time) could stay in New York after all. But that bell, as the saying goes, can’t be un-rung.Catholics, of course, are “right to life”...
  • Conservative Activist James O’Keefe Claims Cuomo Is Trying to Run Him Out of NY

    01/23/2014 9:41:54 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 1/23/14 | David Freedlander
    The rightwing prankster and documentarian whose videos have drawn blood at ACORN and NPR, says his organization is being harassed by the state of New York. Do extreme conservatives pranksters and videographers have no place in New York State either? Late last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ignited a firestorm of criticism in right-wing media when he told a public radio host that “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay … have no place in the State of New York.” Cuomo was referring to the prospects of far-right political candidates in the deeply Democratic Empire State, not the prospects of his...
  • Short video of Cuomo protest from NY1

    This seems to be the only coverage of the protest on Tuesday.
  • Hannity to attend State of the Union with Rep. Gohmert, may run for office in Texas

    01/22/2014 4:04:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Nick Swartsell
    The guest list for President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address just got more interesting. Yesterday, Sean Hannity said he’d be attending as a guest of Rep. Louie Gohmert. Hannity is a conservative pundit for Fox News. He’s had Gohmert, an outspoken critic of Obama, on his show a number of times. The Tyler Republican has even filled in hosting Hannity’s show on a few occasions. Turns out, Hannity may have his own political ambitions in the Lone Star state. “The answer is yes, I’d think about it,” Hannity said when a viewer asked via Twitter about his inclination...
  • Jewish Organizations Must Condemn Governor Cuomo’s Extremism

    01/22/2014 2:38:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | January 22, 2014 | Ronn Torossian
    Imagine a right-wing politician who proclaimed that left-wingers who are “pro-gay, pro-abortion, and anti-self defense” have no place in their state. Can anyone doubt that Jewish leaders would condemn the statement and speak out loudly about “intolerance,” and the need for diversity. Wouldn’t they issue press releases and more? If such a politician would make a statement, pressure would mount for his resignation and undoubtedly it’d make for a lot of media attention. Yet, Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo’s assertions that conservative New Yorkers don’t belong in the State because “that’s not what New Yorkers are” have largely been ignored. Cuomo...
  • Escalation: After Cuomo's 'No Place in New York' Remarks, His Counsel Reminds the New York Post

    01/22/2014 9:24:45 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/21/14 | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, as I noted on Saturday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo told public radio's Susan Arbetter that "extreme conservatives" – that is, people who are pro-life, understand the clear meaning of the Second Amendment, or wish to keep marriage as it has traditionally been defined – "have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are." Note well that Cuomo's remarks are still not news at the Associated Press's national site. On Sunday, Cuomo's people sent and released an "open letter" containing a very inaccurate transcription of the original interview accusing the New...
  • A New York State of Mind: Illiberal Liberal Values

    01/22/2014 7:04:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    On paper, "liberal intolerance" is something of an oxymoron, like "jumbo shrimp," "loyal opposition" or "conspicuous absence." But what makes oxymorons funny is that they are real things. There are jumbo shrimp. Absences can be conspicuous, opponents can be loyal, and liberals can be staggeringly and myopically intolerant. Last Friday, in a public radio interview, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offered the sort of potted analysis of the national Republican Party one would expect from an MSNBC talk show. But he went a bit further. After nodding to the fact that, historically, the New York state Republican Party has been...
  • De Blasio brushes off state pre-K, will raise taxes anyway

    01/22/2014 7:00:58 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/22/14 | Carl Campanile, Yoav Gonen and Aaron Short
    A defiant Mayor de Blasio is vowing to go full speed ahead with plans to raise taxes on the city’s highest earners to pay for universal pre-K — even as Gov. Cuomo is offering to have the state foot the bill. De Blasio not only insisted his five-year tax hike was the only way to ensure a reliable stream of funding, but said he felt obligated to enact the will of those who voted him into City Hall. “I think of it in terms of following through on a commitment I made to the people of New York City, that...
  • Democrats’ Failure Factories

    01/22/2014 5:40:40 AM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 8 replies
    Betsy McCaughey, PHD, Website ^ | Jan 22, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    Teachers unions supply the Democratic Party with money and foot soldiers. But if Democrats intend to make income inequality their issue in 2014 and 2016, they will have to give up their slavish devotion to these unions, which deny inner-city kids a shot at a quality education and an escape route from poverty. A few Democrats, such as former Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, have challenged union power, but not New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Anyone eyeing Cuomo as the backup candidate for president in 2016, in the event Hillary Clinton doesn’t run, needs to take...
  • Readers weigh in on Cuomo's "extreme conservatives" comments (Your letters)

    01/22/2014 1:43:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | January 21, 2014 | Various
    Cuomo's beliefs have no place in future of state To the Editor; This is an open letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo: After hearing about your recent comments concerning who is not welcome in New York, I decided to check to see if you really said it. After hearing the actual audio of the interview, it took my breath away. Your arrogance and ignorance of your own family history are amazing. Fortunately for you and your ancestors, my ancestors did not share your bigoted views of who "belongs" in New York. People have come here for many reasons, many of whom...
  • Cuomo: NY hospitals could close over fed funding delay

    01/22/2014 1:43:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/22/14 | Aaron Short, Carl Campanile
    Three ailing Brooklyn hospitals could close because the Obama administration is dragging its feet in reallocating $10 billion in health-care funding to the state, Gov. Cuomo warned Tuesday. **SNIP** Ironically, the Cuomo administration plan aims at advancing the goals of the Affordable Care Act, also know as ObamaCare, by providing better care at lower cost. Cuomo said state actions have generated $17 billion in federal savings, and New York wants to reinvest reallocated federal funds to bolster medical care.
  • Governor Andrew “Bull Connor” Cuomo

    01/22/2014 12:34:30 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 20, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Get out of New York! That’s the message Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo is sending to pro-life, pro-gun, pro-traditional marriage conservatives. The Albany Times-Union first highlighted remarks the governor made during an interview with Susan Arbetter on “The Capitol Pressroom.” He was talking about a division within the state’s Republican Party and compared it to what’s happening in Washington, D.C. “It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington,” he said. “The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.” And then he told “extreme” Republicans where to go. “Who are...
  • Hannity: I Talked With My Wife – “We Are Going to Leave” New York State (Video)

    01/21/2014 8:11:34 PM PST · by servo1969 · 61 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 1-21-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sean Hannity tells his audience he is leaving New York state after Cuomo’s comments. Sean said he discussed it with his wife and they are moving to Texas or Florida. “Look, I have contractual obligations, I can’t leave here. My kids are in school. And there are about over 100 people who that rely on me. People who have kids and mortgages and homes. I can’t selfishly pack up and leave. But my wife and I discussed last night Dana that we are going to leave. I wouldn’t pay a 10% state tax in Florida or Texas. I would save...
  • Why Anti-Catholic Prejudice Ought to Bother Everyone

    01/21/2014 7:03:33 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 98 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Robert Barron
    Last week two outrageously anti-Catholic outbursts took place in the public forum. The first was an article in U.S. News and World Report by syndicated columnist Jamie Stiehm. Ms. Stiehm argued that the Supreme Court was dangerously packed with Catholics, who have, she averred, a terribly difficult time separating church from state and who just can’t refrain from imposing their views on others. Her meditations were prompted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s granting some legal breathing space to the Little Sisters of the Poor, who were objecting to the provisions of the HHS mandate. As even a moment’s thoughtful consideration would...