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  • Gay Activists Fume Over de Blasio’s Role in rentboy.com raid

    08/28/2015 7:44:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Richard Johnson
    Gay activists fume over de Blasio’s role in rentboy.com raidGay activists are furious over the rentboy.com raid and arrests for prostitution — and they are wondering why Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton worked with the federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Both the mayor and Bratton march in the very same gay pride parade in which rentboy.com has a float. “Koch, Giuliani and Bloomberg didn’t go after rentboy.com. Why is de Blasio?” wondered one gay man who has used the service.
  • Bill De Blasio Is a Lesson New Yorkers Need to Learn

    01/12/2015 8:18:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/12/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    New York City shouldn’t exist. Its population of waiters waiting to become actors, professors waiting to write bestsellers, muggers waiting to become drug kingpins, welfare cases waiting for American Idol and cyclists waiting to become international humanitarians are the natural constituency of the left. Like every major city in the last fifty years, New York City is caught between a progressive death wish to embrace every single insane policy of the left from midnight basketball for crackheads to a 99 percent tax on everyone who has a job and the common sense competence that keeps it afloat. Every election is...
  • Hagel: The Wrong Man

    01/08/2013 4:04:43 PM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Commentary Magazine/National Review ^ | 1-8-13 | Alan M. Dershowitz /Ed Koch
    Ed Koch: I Knew Obama Would Betray IsraelI admire former Mayor Ed Koch’s willingness to break with his own party on issues of principle, but his comments to the Algemeiner today are mind-boggling. In between some very strong denunciations of the Chuck Hagel nomination, Koch casually let it drop that he suspected Obama would abandon his pro-Israel positions after the election. The former mayor, of course, endorsed Obama’s reelection and served as one of his surrogates to the pro-Israel community: “Frankly, I thought that there would come a time when [Obama] would renege on what he conveyed on his support...
  • Ed Koch vs. Barry Farber: Legendary Mayor’s First Victory Detailed in The Right Frequency

    02/14/2013 8:14:13 PM PST · by TeaPartyJakes · 6 replies
    The Right Frequency Blog ^ | February 10, 2013 | Fred Lucas
    Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who died earlier this month, was a legendary political figure. Barry Farber was a legendary talk radio host in the Big Apple, whose voice dominated the powerful WOR throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The two larger-than-life figures would face off in 1977, when Koch was seeking his first term as mayor. Farber was interviewed in The Right Frequency: The Story of the Talk Radio Giants Who Shook Up the Political and Media Establishment by Fred V. Lucas (History Publishing Co.). Below is an excerpt: *** Covering a quarter of WOR’s airtime was enough exposure...
  • Ed Koch Said He Despised Jimmy Carter More Than Any Other Living Person

    02/02/2013 12:02:55 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 1, 2013 | Walter Hickey
    One of former New York City Mayor Ed Koch's last interviews before his death on Friday came in Vanity Fair's Proust Questionnaire. The most interesting part of the Q&A came when he was asked who was what living person he "most despise[s]." ... Which living person do you most despise? Former president Jimmy Carter.
  • Ed Koch’s grave marker is inscribed with journalist Daniel Pearl’s last words

    02/01/2013 9:52:31 AM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Poynter ^ | 2/1/13 | Julie Moos
    Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died Friday morning at the age of 88. He plans to be buried in Manhattan, the three-term mayor said in 2008. His headstone and a memorial bench, placed at Trinity Church Cemetery in 2009, evoke his faith and his admiration of a murdered journalist. Koch explained his plans to the Associated Press: The marker will bear the Star of David and a Hebrew prayer, “Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.” It also will be inscribed with the last words of journalist Daniel Pearl before he was murdered by...
  • Breaking: Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch Dead at 88

    02/01/2013 3:35:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 75 replies
    ABC News ^ | February 1, 2013
    Ed Koch, the brash, colorful and often confrontational mayor who helped to lead New York City out of its brush with bankruptcy in the 1970s, launching an astonishing municipal turnaround that continues to this day, has died. He was 88.
  • Ex-NYC Mayor Koch hospitalized with fluid buildup

    01/20/2013 2:08:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 20, 2013 1:36 PM EST
    Former New York Mayor Ed Koch is back in the hospital for the third time in recent months. Spokesman George Arzt says Koch went to the hospital around 10 p.m. Saturday with swollen ankles. He says tests on Sunday showed Koch also has some fluid in his lungs. …
  • Op-Ed: Obama's True Colors

    01/12/2013 3:09:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 28 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/1/13 | Ron Jager
    ....I depart and return to Israel with a sense of sorrow and dismay. For many, Israel remains a focal point of their lives enriching their collective sense of responsibility and Jewish identity. For these American Jews their frustration has only been reinforced by Obama's reelection only to be followed by him turning his back towards those very American Jews aligned with the White House, those Jews who wholeheartedly supported Obama's reelection yet now find themselves unable to defend his latest betrayal. Two major supporters of Obama, former NY Mayor Ed Koch, a life long Democrat and Prof Alan Dershowitz have...
  • "Former New York mayor Ed Koch backs President Obama"

    03/16/2012 9:46:46 PM PDT · by Politics4US · 44 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 13, 2012 | Alison Gendar
    "Former Mayor Ed Koch is back on President Obama’s side and will be by his side during a fancy White House bash Wednesday with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Koch said he scored an invite to the swanky soiree in honor of Cameron and his wife, Samantha. Koch, a Democrat, raised eyebrows and ire last year when he backed Republican Bob Turner over Democrat David Weprin in the special election to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner in a Queens-Brooklyn district. Koch said the cross-party endorsement was to send a message to Obama to be a better friend to Israel —...
  • Steve Israel:: Cuomo, legislators lied to us, cut deal

    03/16/2012 4:13:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Times Herald-Record ^ | 03/16/12 | Steve Israel
    Governor Cuomo caved. Our lawmakers lied. After more than a year of fresh air in Albany — led by a governor who passed gay marriage, reformed ethics laws and capped property taxes — the state capitol again stinks. After midnight on Thursday, and behind closed doors, the proverbial three men in a room — Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — cut a deal carving legislative election districts that virtually assures the lawmakers who approved it will be running things for years. Instead of forming an independent panel to create districts that actually represent the...
  • The Last Sane Liberal - Mayor Ed Koch’s practical progressivism saved Gotham’s finances and...

    02/03/2012 8:28:11 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2012 | Tevi D. Troy
    Mayor Ed KochÂ’s practical progressivism saved GothamÂ’s finances and restored its spirit.This past summer, Edward I. Koch, a Democrat, made headlines by noisily endorsing Republican Bob Turner in a special election to fill the congressional seat of disgraced Tweeter Anthony Weiner. The former mayor explained that heÂ’d decided to rally Jewish voters in Brooklyn and Queens to chastise President Obama for his Israel policy. KochÂ’s outsize role in TurnerÂ’s surprise victory made for big political news and led to speculation that Obama could be facing trouble in his reelection bid. The episode was unusual, but unusual has always been de...
  • Ed Koch: Gingrich Gets It Right, NY Times Gets It Wrong on Israel

    12/20/2011 11:04:37 PM PST · by Publius804 · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 19 Dec 2011 | Edward Koch
    Almost everyone who lives in New York City knows that I am Jewish. Most know that I am a secular Jew who believes in God, the afterlife, reward and punishment, and that I hope to be rewarded. I have spent much of my professional life stressing how important it is for Jews to strengthen the Jewish-Catholic relationship. Jews should also convey their deep appreciation for the support that evangelical Protestants give to both Israel and the American Jewish community. Regrettably, a number of mainstream Protestant churches have been supportive of the Palestinians and Arab causes for years, and hostile to...
  • Ed Koch: “I’m Now on Board the Obama Reelection Express"

    09/27/2011 3:17:22 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 52 replies · 1+ views
    HotAirPundit ^ | SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 | HotAirPundit
    Absolutely amazing, 9 days after Ed Koch said in an Op-Ed in the NYDN "If he [Obama] doesn't read the tea leaves and change his position, you can be certain I will continue to bang my drum. I will campaign against him not only in New York, but in other parts of the country next year." Well today, Ed Koch endorsed Obama for president in 2012. I'd love to know what went on behind the scenes abcnews It turns out that failed New York congressional candidate David Weprin and former NYC Mayor Ed Koch have more in common than many...
  • Ed Koch Changes Mind, Decides That Obama Doesn’t Hate Jews

    09/27/2011 2:29:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies
    gawker.com ^ | Sept. 27, 2011
    Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch recently endorsed Republican Bob Turner in the special election for Anthony Weiner's old congressional seat, helping him pull off the upset against Democrat Dave Weprin. Koch, who supported Obama in 2008, wanted to punish the Democratic party over "President Obama's open hostility to the State of Israel." But that was all a few weeks ago! He's now changed his mind and endorsed Obama, after being invited to a fancy party. Koch released a statement today that, for the most part, is a party report with several off-topic detours along the way: I attended...
  • Mayor Ed Koch [Democrat] Says He Will Change Parties Due to Obama Israel Policy

    05/20/2011 6:09:23 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Democratic senior statesman Ed Koch says Israel is facing its “most dangerous and critical period” and he is ready to break with his party in the next presidential election over President Obama’s policies on the Middle East. In an exclusive interview with Newsmax.TV, the former New York City mayor said, “Mitt Romney correctly summed it up when he said that President Obama has once again thrown Israel under the bus. “I believe this is the most dangerous and critical period that Israel has ever faced and regrettably it does not have the support of the President of the United States,...
  • Ed Koch: Palin Holds High Ground Over Harsh and Unfair Critics

    01/18/2011 11:33:42 AM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 18. 2011 | Ed Koch
    As I see it, in the current battle for public opinion Sarah Palin has defeated her harsh and unfair critics. After the January 8 shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six others in Tucson, Arizona, some television talking heads and members of the blogosphere denounced her and held her in part responsible for creating a climate of hatred that resulted in the mass attacks. An example is Joe Scarborough and his crew on the "Morning Joe" show, which I watch and generally enjoy every morning at 6:30 a.m. when I rise to start the day. Because...
  • Reflections on Sarah Palin By Ed Koch

    01/18/2011 5:01:56 AM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 37 replies
    Yonkers Tribune ^ | January 17, 2011 | Ed Koch
    As I see it, in the current battle for public opinion Sarah Palin has defeated her harsh and unfair critics. (snip) Why do I defend Palin in this case? I don’t agree with her political philosophy: She is an arch conservative. I am a liberal with sanity. I know that I am setting myself up for attack when I ask, why did Emile Zola defend Dreyfus? Palin is no Dreyfus and I am certainly no Zola. But all of us have an obligation, particularly those in politics and public office, to denounce, when we can, the perpetrators of horrendous libels...
  • Ed Koch endorsing George Phillips in NY-22 race

    10/12/2010 9:44:06 AM PDT · by freespirited · 4 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10/12/10 | Ed Morrissey
    Yesterday, Maurice Hinchey had to get Bill Clinton out to Binghamton to try to rescue his re-election bid and save his House seat. Today, Republican challenger George Phillips trumps Hinchey with a surprise endorsement from former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, a Democrat who has a track record of backing common-sense Republicans. Hot Air reports exclusively this morning that Koch will deliver a speech tomorrow afternoon in Kingston announcing his endorsement of Phillips. Why is Koch opposing the Democratic incumbent? Koch is apparently unhappy with Hinchey over the nine-term Congressman’s hostility towards Israel. In his speech, Koch will hit...
  • NY Governor's Race 2010: Al D'Amato, Ed Koch, Carl McCall vs. Carl Paladino

    09/16/2010 8:24:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 09/16/2010 | Celeste Katz
    No, the three NY1 Wiseguys have no problem with the idea of Republican Carl Paladino becoming governor of New York -- other than the fact that in an open letter released today, the trio calls Paladino every name in the book. They write that in the GOP primary between Paladino and vanquished Rick Lazio, "anger overcame reason and enabled a fringe element to choose the Republican nominee.The end result was the selection of Mr. Paladino, a divisive figure simply not fit to lead this great state." Other thoughts from the letter, which you can peruse for yourself below: "Mr. Paladino...