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  • Michael Moore, Mark Ruffalo Lead Trump Tower Protest After Broadway Play (Updating Live)

    08/15/2017 6:34:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 15, 2017 | Ashley Lee and Lauren Huff
    "If you're losing hope, you're not doing enough," said Ruffalo. Tuesday night’s audience of Michael Moore’s Broadway play The Terms of My Surrender were invited to partake in a post-performance protest outside Trump Tower in New York City — co-hosted by Mark Ruffalo. "It's a little field trip!" Ruffalo told ticketholders, including Harvey Weinstein and Marisa Tomei, while chatting candidly with Moore onstage at the Belasco Theatre (previous surprise guests of the one-man show include Bryan Cranston, Keith Olbermann, Maxine Waters and Gloria Steinem). He informed the attendees of the one-man show — which Moore describes as a “12-step meeting...
  • Trump Supporter: 'He Called For Unity, I Never Saw Obama Call For Unity'

    08/14/2017 8:28:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | August 14, 2017 | Brian Mann
    One of the things we've learned over the past year is that events like the violence in Charlottesville, Va., are often viewed very differently in different places. Places like rural white communities that make up President Trump's most loyal base. One such place is Mineville, N.Y., a tiny Rust Belt town in the Adirondack Mountains north of Albany, where on Sunday afternoon we found Christopher LaMothe sitting on a bench. In these small towns, events like what happened in Charlottesville are also portrayed differently in the conservative media. When Trump first responded to the deadly violence in Charlottesville, he blamed...
  • Dondurma Is the Chewy, Stretchy Ice Cream You Need to Know About

    08/13/2017 11:01:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | August 10, 2017 | Chris Crowley
    Ice cream is many things: Cooling, sweet, quite possibly the most delicious thing ever invented. But it is not usually stretchy. At least not in the U.S. In Turkey, however, ice-cream vendors can pull, stretch, and toss their ice cream like a Jersey Shore show-off playing games with taffy. New York is filled with all sorts of amazing ice-cream creations, but until now, this stretchy Turkish ice cream known as dondurma has been extremely difficult — almost impossible, really — to find Stateside. That’s all about to change, though: Lezzetli Mediterranean Ice Cream is the first American brand of what...
  • Exclusive: Empire Outlets to hire more than 1,200 through workforce program (New York)

    08/13/2017 2:34:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Staten Island Advance ^ | August 13, 2017 | Tracey Porpora,
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The city and owners of Empire Outlets have committed to hire more than 1,200 people to work at New York City's first outlet center through a new workforce training program starting in September, the Advance has learned. Empire Outlets, which is owned by BFC Partners and Goldman Sachs, is expected to create more than 1,200 permanent jobs when it opens next spring. Following a commitment secured by Councilwoman Debi Rose (D-North Shore), at least 60 percent of those jobs will go to local residents. "I made a commitment that all Staten Islanders would benefit from the...
  • Lawmaker: NRA and its chief spokeswomen are a ‘domestic security threat’

    08/10/2017 7:42:03 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 10, 2017 | Victor Morton
    A U.S. House member called the National Rifle Association and one of its chief spokeswomen a threat to national security. Rep. Kathleen Rice, New York Democrat, appeared to be responding to NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch noting that Philando Castile was in possession of marijuana when police shot the motorist dead. According to her next tweet five minutes later, that makes the NRA a “domestic security threat.” “I’m just going to say it. #NRA & @DLoesch are quickly becoming domestic security threats under President Trump. We can’t ignore that,” Ms. Rice said.
  • Sharing the Shore uneasily with Trump voters

    08/09/2017 10:30:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Villager ^ | August 10, 2017 | Kate Walter
    I had an inkling things were changing last summer as I sat on the beach at the Jersey Shore chatting with two seasonal companions. “Enough with the lib stuff,” one told me. “You know we’re Republicans.” Actually, I didn’t know, but naively assumed we had similar politics. We grew up in the same gritty city (Paterson), had lost touch and reconnected at the shore. I could handle them being Republicans but voting for Trump was more than I could stomach. After that crack, we tabled election talk and chatted about the weather forecast and dining out. I’ve lived in the...
  • Ahead of Trump’s NYC Visit, Melissa Mark-Viverito Says His Values ‘Not Welcome Here’ (City Council)

    08/09/2017 2:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | August 9, 2017 | Madina Toure
    As President Donald Trump is set to visit New York City next week, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says he may have the right to come but that his values are “not welcome here” in New York City. And she’s “ready” to join any potential protests that day. On Monday, while on his 17-day vacation at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., Trump announced on Twitter that he is planning to go to New York City next week “for more meetings.” At the time, his spokeswoman said that they would provide more details “in the next day or two.” POLITICO,...
  • Anthony Weiner Blamed for Clinton Loss by Neighbors, Has No Friends

    08/07/2017 6:57:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 7, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Former Democratic New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has been ostracized by friends and neighbors who blame him for Hillary Clinton's election loss in 2016. "Nobody speaks to him. He is truly ostracized," a source told the New York Post. "People won't even get on the elevator with him," the source said.....
  • Another of those gun confiscations which we’re told never happens

    08/06/2017 8:43:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 8/5/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    When elected officials, at both the federal and state levels, propose new gun control laws we are given the same speech every time. Stop crying wolf. It’s not as if armed officers are about to go door to door confiscating everyone’s guns. Well… don’t. Yet another story has emerged from New York State detailing the travails of a citizen who had his firearms taken away by armed officers with a warrant. The NRA-ILA brings us the tale of Don Hall, a 70 year old Vietnam veteran who received an unpleasant visit from Sheriff’s deputies at his Talberg, N.Y. home. They...
  • Tom Reed supports Chris Collins’ gun rights bill

    08/04/2017 6:12:24 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    © Copyright 2017 Finger Lakes Times, 218 Genesee St. Geneva, New York ^ | Aug 2, 2017 | By STEVE BUCHIERE
    The signs calling for the repeal of New York’s SAFE Act have become a fixture in the landscape of many parts of upstate New York, including the Finger Lakes. Now a western New York congressman is sponsoring legislation he claims would do what so many Second Amendment supporters have called for since the state Legislature adopted it with virtually no public debate in 2013: Repeal the controversial gun-control legislation called Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, or SAFE Act. Rep. Chris Collins, R-27 of Clarence, said Monday that he is sponsoring legislation called the Second Amendment Guarantee Act, which he...
  • New York Agrees To Give Voter Info To Trump

    08/03/2017 7:08:20 AM PDT · by spokeshave · 50 replies
    East Village Patch, New York ^ | 8/2/17 | By Simone Wilson
    ALBANY, NY — (8/2/17)...Personal information about all New York voters will be released to President Donald Trump's controversial "election integrity" commission, the state Board of Elections announced Wednesday, despite promises from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that the state would withhold its voter database from the feds. "We will comply," a spokesman for the Board of Elections told Patch. "The data will be sent out this afternoon."
  • VIDEO: NYPD ‘Powerless’ to Stop Naked Illegal Alien Panhandlers

    07/31/2017 8:23:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 31, 2017 | Bob Price
    Police in New York City expressed frustration about not being able to stop naked panhandlers from harassing the public because most of them are illegal aliens. Their status makes it difficult to enforce tickets because of Mayor de Blasio’s sanctuary city policies. The city established “Designated Activity Zones” (DAZ) in 2016 to provide a place for “costumed characters” a place to work for tips. Some of these panhandlers, called desnudas, are nude women wearing painted on costumes. Law enforcement officers frequently decline to ticket panhandling violations because most of them are illegal aliens, the Daily Mail reported. A proposal to...
  • Deputies confiscate a CNY veteran's guns. They were wrong. What happened?

    07/31/2017 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 49 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | July 31, 2017 | By Elizabeth Doran,
    Don Hall was sitting in his living room watching TV with his girlfriend about 9:30 p.m. earlier this year when he was startled by flashing police car lights in his driveway. Hall met the Oneida County sheriff's deputies in the driveway, worried that they were bringing bad news about a family member. Instead, the deputies produced an official document demanding that Hall, a 70-year-old Vietnam veteran who is a retired pipefitter, turn over his guns to them on the spot. On the document Hall said he was described as "mentally defective." When Hall told police he'd never had any mental...
  • Trump just delivered the most chilling speech of his presidency (Cue spooky music)

    07/28/2017 2:15:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Vox ^ | July 28, 2017 | Dara Lind
    The president of the United States is explicitly encouraging police violence. In a speech to law enforcement officials in Long Island on Friday, the president of the United States delivered a clear and chilling message: He thinks that unauthorized immigrants are subhuman, and that law enforcement should treat them accordingly. The ostensible villains of Trump’s speech: the transnational criminal gang MS-13, which started in California but has taken root in El Salvador and whose members have been fingered in a string of high-profile killings in Long Island. Trump described MS-13 members as “animals” who “have transformed peaceful parks and beautiful,...
  • Sen. Chuck Schumer’s approval rating drops to 53% since he became minority leader

    07/28/2017 11:30:39 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 10 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 20, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — Sen. Chuck Schumer, long among the most popular state public officials, has seen his approval numbers drop dramatically since he became Senate Democratic leader in January, a new poll found Just 53% of those surveyed by the Siena College poll hold a favorable view of Schumer, his lowest ever in a Siena poll. The 37% who now view him unfavorably is the highest ever in a Siena poll. Schumer’s highest ever favorability rating was 70% in 2005. He was at 67% in December but has seen that number drop consistently since. In May, his favorability rating was 57-33%.
  • Scaramucci: Priebus is a 'paranoid schizophrenic,' will be asked to resign

    07/27/2017 3:49:53 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 243 replies
    White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci unloaded on chief of staff Reince Priebus, accusing him of leaking details of a private dinner with President Trump and claiming he will be asked to resign. “Reince is a f------ paranoid schizophrenic, a paranoiac,” Scaramucci told New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza in a Wednesday phone call. “They’ll all be fired by me,” he said of the White House communications staff. “I fired one guy the other day. I have three to four people I’ll fire tomorrow. I’ll get to the person who leaked that to you. Reince Priebus — if you want to...
  • Trump to Upstate New Yorkers: Move

    07/27/2017 1:37:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The National Review ^ | July 27, 2017 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Mr. MAGA comes around to the Williamson Plan. And lo, there was a light in the darkness. President Trump has embraced the Williamson Doctrine, the Gospel of U-Haul, the Grand Unified Theory of Getting Off Your Ass and Going Where the Jobs Are. MAGA, kids. MAGA. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Trump boasted about the new American factories that he expects to be built under his watch — electronics manufacturer Foxconn is planning (probably) a new Wisconsin facility — and then suggested that the people in communities that were not positioned to benefit from these investments might...
  • NYPD Officer Becomes Father 2.5 Years After Death

    07/27/2017 5:59:42 AM PDT · by ETL · 24 replies ^ | July 26, 2017 | Rob Quinn
    Sperm was frozen after Liu was killed in the line of duty (Newser) – A New York City police officer has become a father more than two years after he was killed in the line of duty. Wenjian Liu was 32 years old and had been married for less than three months when he was shot and killed alongside fellow officer Rafael Ramos on Dec. 20, 2014, by a man who had made anti-police postings online. Sperm from the fallen officer was retrieved and frozen the same night at the request of widow Sanny Liu. The NYPD says that through...
  • Why people are getting the hell out of the Northeast

    07/26/2017 9:06:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 155 replies
    Winter is coming for the North. Last year, three states in the Northeast — New Jersey, New York and Connecticut — landed in the top five places people were moving out of fastest, according to 2017 data from United Van Lines. (The other two states on the list were Illinois and Kansas.) And data from Pew Charitable Trusts found that while people are all about moving to the South (their population grew by nearly 1.4 million people from 2014 to 2015) and the West (866,000 more people,) the population growth in the Northeast is “sluggish.” The Northeastern exodus is particularly...
  • New York, California Moving to Permit Illegal Aliens to Practice Law?

    07/24/2017 8:56:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies ^ | July 21, 2017 | Dan Cadman
    Sapna Rampersaud has written an article for National Review Online's The Corner titled"Illegal Immigrants Can Now Defend the Laws They Break," detailing how the states of New York and California have moved to permit illegal aliens to practice law. This is the kind of thing one might expect to see as a headline on the satirical website The Onion, but, sadly, it's true. Actually, they've been headed that way for some time. John Feere, previously a legal policy analyst here at the Center, wrote about California's efforts clear back in January of 2014, and commented on the back flips achieved by the California...