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  • Movement to Increase McDonald’s Minimum Wage Broadens Its Tactics

    03/30/2015 4:25:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 30, 2015 | By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
    On a recent Friday, Kwanza Brooks, a $7.25-an-hour McDonald’s worker, climbed into a 14-person van to take a four-hour ride from Charlotte, N.C., to Atlanta. As she and other workers headed south, Ms. Brooks, a short, fiery woman, swapped stories with her companions about unsafe conditions and unfair managers. Upon arriving, they joined more than 400 other people — including home care aides, Walmart workers, child care workers and adjunct professors. The gathering was a strategy session to plan for the fast-food movement’s next big wave of protests, which is now scheduled for April 15. But the meeting was also...
  • NYC 2015: Black Councilwoman Suggests ‘Benefit’ To Ethnically Segregated Housing

    03/30/2015 4:47:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/30/2015
    New York City’s 334 public housing developments’ bland, dilapidated-before-they-were-even-built housing projects have blighted the urban landscape for decades. Now, though, a Big Apple councilwoman has added further insult by bizarrely endorsing the segregation of residents living in two housing projects in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood by ethnic groups. The Daily Caller is not making this up. The councilwoman is Democrat Laurie Cumbo, the New York Post reports. Cumbo, who is black, is concerned that “blocs” of Asians have been moving into the Fort Greene housing projects. “How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move...
  • Too many Asians? NY Dem lawmaker explores segregating public housing by race

    03/30/2015 4:53:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Apparently upset that “blocs” of Asians are taking over blocks of public housing in her district, a New York City councilwoman last week suggested “culture” be included when assigning people to public housing. “There could be some benefit to housing people by culture,” Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo told the New York Post. “I think it needs to be discussed.” lauriecumbo0330 Photo: New York Post If Cumbo weren’t a black woman Democrat from New York City in 2015 – if she were, say, a white male Democrat from Alabama in 1965 – everyone would know exactly what she was talking about when...
  • Washington Post Column: Don’t dismiss Ted Cruz

    03/31/2015 6:59:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/31/2015 | Marc Thiessen
    Ted Cruz is being called a Republican Obama, but he has not exactly gotten an Obama-like reception from the mainstream media. Liberal commentators have, predictably, beclowned themselves in the wake of Cruz’s presidential announcement. Chris Matthews (the guy who “felt a thrill going up his leg” when Barack Obama spoke during the 2008 campaign) compared Cruz to Sen. Joe McCarthy, even showing pictures of McCarthy and Cruz in the same pose. Ebony magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux told MSNBC that Cruz likes country music because “nothing says ‘let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music.” On “Morning Joe,” Donny Deutsch...
  • Ted Cruz in NYC: Conservative Christians Being Tricked to Believe General Public Disagrees With Them

    03/29/2015 9:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Christian Post's Politics ^ | March 29, 2015 | Daniel Stratton
    NEW YORK – Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, Texas, stressed during a closed-door meeting with New York City Christian leaders earlier this week that for the first time in history an astounding 65 percent of Americans do not think that their children will have a better life than them. Cruz, who is the first in an expected crowded Republican field to officially launch a presidential campaign, said that this depressing outlook is unacceptable and that there is a need to restore hope for those who have lost their faith in America's leadership. "America wants to believe that America has...
  • NYT ad calls on Obama to act like Churchill, not Chamberlain

    03/30/2015 5:17:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    israelhayom.com ^ | Yoni Hersch
    In full-page ad, Rabbi Shmuley Boteach warns of another Munich Agreement, calling one-year breakout time "catastrophic" • Ad says deal must not be signed before Iran's leader "personally and publicly repudiates all genocidal threats" against Israel. Popular New Jersey Orthodox Rabbi Shmuley Boteach took to The New York Times on Friday to criticize President Barack Obama's emerging nuclear deal with Iran, saying it could spell disaster for the Middle East region and the world. Boteach's World Values Network ran a full-page ad in the paper warning that the agreement -- which might be finalized by Tuesday -- could backfire like...
  • De Blasio Announces Addition Of Muslim Holidays To NYC Public Schools Calendar

    03/29/2015 1:43:51 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | March 4, 2015 | unknown
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York City public schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina announced Wednesday. Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar. “We are committed to having a school calendar that reflects and honors the extraordinary diversity of our students,” said Farina.
  • ( NYC ) City housing agency faces $98M shortfall

    03/29/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Crains - New York ^ | March 27, 2015 | Amanda Fung
    The beleaguered New York City Housing Authority said it faces a $98 million budget gap this year that will grow to $400 million by 2025 ... the "financial model for pubic housing is unsustainable." Meanwhile, the Daily News also reported that NYCHA sold off supplies that were needed for repairs and cleanup at its complexes across the city.
  • Wall Street welcomes expected Chuck Schumer promotion

    03/29/2015 6:28:06 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | March 27, 2015 | MJ Lee
    Chuck Schumer is set to get a big promotion -- and that's welcome news to Wall Street. The veteran Democratic senator from New York is widely expected to take Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid's job when he retires at the end of 2016. Reid, who announced he would not be running for reelection Friday morning, quickly endorsed his New York colleague for the role. Schumer's ascension to the top Democratic position in the Senate -- and even possibly to Senate majority leader if his party regains control of the chamber -- is a boon for the finance and business communities,...
  • Utility found 'hazardous situation' months before NYC blast [someone illegally tapped gas line]

    03/29/2015 7:09:19 AM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | March 29, 2015 | Jennifer Peltz
    NEW YORK (AP) — More than seven months before an explosion and fire leveled three apartment buildings in Manhattan's East Village, utility workers discovered that the gas line to a restaurant in one of them had been illegally tapped, creating a hazardous situation, according to the company. On Aug. 6, a meter reader at the restaurant detected the smell of gas and reported it, said Consolidated Edison spokesman Allan Drury. A gas crew dispatched to the site found multiple leaks in a gas line that had been tapped, Drury said, adding that the restaurant was the only customer in the...
  • Report: Lubitz tweeted "A Germany in which religious feelings have more rights than the meaning of

    03/28/2015 10:03:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 3/28/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane who deliberately crashed in the Alps on Tuesday killing 150 people, retweeted (actually looks more like shared on Facebook) the photo above, with the caption "A Germany in which religious feelings have more rights than the meaning of freedom - is not my Germany." (Hat Tip: Mike K). And the New York Times reported on Friday that Lubitz "lived, at least part time, with his parents. Mr. Lubitz’s mother was an organist at a Protestant church near the town center.” Mike K adds: Here is the sad, but probably true story....
  • NYC councilwoman: It might be ‘beneficial’ to assign public housing by ethnic group

    03/27/2015 9:58:27 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Gartland
    A Brooklyn city councilwoman wants to know why “blocs” of Asians are living in two Fort Greene housing projects — and suggested it would be “beneficial” to assign housing by ethnic group. “How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move into a development in large numbers?” Laurie Cumbo, who is black, said at a council hearing on public housing Thursday
  • Ruben Diaz Sr. Wants Ted Cruz to Visit the South Bronx

    03/26/2015 9:36:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Observer / News ^ | March 26, 2015 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Forget New Hampshire, or Iowa, or Lynchburg, Virgina, where Republican Senator Ted Cruz kicked off his presidential campaign. State Senator Ruben Diaz wants Mr. Cruz to come stump in the South Bronx. “Imagine Ted Cruz traveling to the Bronx where there is a grassroots army of Black and Hispanic Evangelical Christians who are just like him—and who have been ignored by every Presidential candidate,” Mr. Diaz wrote today in one of his periodic e-mail blasts to constituents. “Imagine Ted Cruz coming to the South Bronx where there are many of Hispanic Evangelical Churches that are willing to stand together for...
  • So much for NO mass appeal: Texas Tribune finds DEMOCRAT who likes Ted Cruz in NYC

    03/26/2015 9:32:39 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 26, 2015 | By The Right Scoop
    The Texas Tribune took to the streets of New York City, specifically Times Square, and asked random people what they thought of Ted Cruz. Many hadn’t heard of Ted Cruz, but he did find one admitted Democrat who said likes what she sees in Ted Cruz so far. Of course, there are others in the video who like Cruz and the rest are idiots.
  • Clinton Camp Warns Us Not to Use Certain "Sexist" Words

    03/26/2015 11:55:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 85 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | March 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    he Clinton campaign has issued a list of words and terms to the Drive-By Media in the form of a threatening e-mail to a New York Times infobabe telling them, "These are the words you cannot use to describe Mrs. Clinton." One word that's not on the list is "cankles." I guess everybody in the media is free to use the word "cankles." ... [snip]Here are the words that the Hillary Clinton campaign sent out to the New York Times reporter Amy Chozick is telling her she can't use. "Polarizing." You may not use the word "polarizing" to describe Mrs....
  • Once again Comrade de Blasio reminds us of why Democrats must never be allowed to rule us

    03/26/2015 8:34:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/26/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the bad old days of New York City, the mob would decide the price of erecting a building regardless of who was planning to do it. Years after the construction of One Police Plaza, the City’s Police Headquarters, when the ceiling of the main floor started to fall down an investigation found that the mob had sold the city substandard concrete. They didn’t care who they ripped off. Hard work led by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani broke the grip of the mob on New York’s construction industry and for years afterward construction boomed because of the reduced costs of...
  • Happy Holidaze, from New York City

    03/26/2015 9:23:58 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2015 | Tony Perkins
    In New York City schools, kids are learning Rs: reading, writing, and Ramadan. Thanks to the far-Left priorities of Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), city schools have added two Muslim holidays to the school calendar — a concession that took even Big Apple parents by surprise. While the largest religion in the country fights to even be recognized, “NYC schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha — making (it) the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.” Although families already had the option of taking excused absences for...
  • Video shows 8th-graders assault 1st-graders at Queens school

    03/26/2015 4:39:51 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | march 26, 2015 | JOHN MARZULLI, BEN CHAPMAN, CORKY SIEMASZKO
    When a Queens first-grader refused to join their public school fight club, a group of “twisted sisters” who were supposed to be tutoring her made the little girl pay. The mother of 7-year-old Taniya Jules claims in court papers that her daughter was pounded by a pack of eighth-graders for refusing to battle a classmate — and then dragged by the hair down the hallway of her school and slammed into the walls. -snip Two other first-grade girls and a boy were also victimized, Gore said, by a fearsome foursome that was supposed to be tutoring the kids as part...
  • ‘Who the hell wrote that’? NYT’s hot take on Bergdahl is ‘freaking unbelievable’

    03/25/2015 12:55:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/25/2015 | Twitchy Staff
  • Media Hail Monica Lewinsky: New Feminist Icon?

    03/25/2015 12:06:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 42 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 24, 2015 | 4:20 PM EDT | By Kristine Marsh
    Despite the fact that feminists attacked Monica Lewinsky during the Clinton-era, calling her “slutty” and a “trashy bimbo” among other things, feminists are now embracing her as an “inspiring” figure against the tide of “slut-shaming.” The change of tune came after Lewinsky gave an interview to Vanity Fair last year, where she called feminists out for attacking her in the 90s. Jessica Bennett wrote a piece on Lewinsky in the Style section of The New York Times, March 19, describing the phenomenon: "Feminists who had stayed silent on the first go-round were suddenly defending her, using terms like “slut-shaming” and...
  • Asians beware - Top marks largely go to Asians. Bill de Blasio wants to change the exams

    03/24/2015 10:00:53 PM PDT · by Cronos · 182 replies
    The Economist ^ | 14.Mar.2015 | Economist
    ..New York has nine specialised high schools, of which eight admit students using the city’s Specialist High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT). The education they offer rivals that of private schools that charge $40,000 a year. The high schools are free. The most popular, Stuyvesant, sends roughly 25% of its graduates to the Ivy League or other top colleges. The school’s unofficial mantra is “Sleep, study, socialise: pick two.” It admits 4% of test-takers, pickier than Harvard.New York’s Democratic mayor, Bill de Blasio thinks the SHSAT favours parents who can afford tutors. He wants to “broaden” (ie, relax) the admissions criteria,...
  • Hillary makes nice with the press (No more secrecy. No more 'zone of privacy,')

    03/23/2015 5:55:49 PM PDT · by maggief · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 23, 2015 | Cameron Joseph
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took time to hang out with the press Monday night, joking with a room packed with national political reporters about their sometimes-testy relationship. "I'm well aware that some of you may be a little surprised to see me here tonight. My relationship with the press has been at times, shall we say, complicated,'" Clinton said to laughs at a dinner for the Robin Toner Program in Political Reporting in downtown Washington, D.C. "But I am all about new beginnings: A new grandchild, another new hairstyle, a new email account, a new relationship with the...
  • Obama Says He Told Netanyahu That Talk Before Election Hurt the Peace Process

    03/22/2015 6:50:41 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 68 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/21/2015 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON — President Obama said he has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Israeli leader’s remarks in the closing days of his re-election campaign had upended the Israeli-Palestinian peace process and ran counter to the very nature of Israeli democracy, an unusually forceful and public condemnation of the top official of a vital United States ally. In his first public comments on the matter since Mr. Netanyahu’s victory in Tuesday’s elections, Mr. Obama said the prime minister’s pre-election statement that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch had all but foreclosed the chance for negotiations to resolve...
  • Body found in New Jersey river identified as missing Wall Street Journal reporter

    03/20/2015 6:37:31 AM PDT · by jonatron · 55 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/20/15 | Christina Corbin
    A body found in a New Jersey river is that of missing Wall Street Journal reporter David Bird, who disappeared more than a year ago, authorities announced Thursday. Bird's remains were pulled from the Passaic River by dive teams Wednesday about a mile from where he vanished -- on the border of Morris and Somerset counties. Bird, an avid hiker and father of two, was last seen by his family on Jan. 11, 2014, as he was leaving his Long Hill Township, N.J., home to go on a walk.
  • Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening a Divide

    03/20/2015 12:22:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies
    NYTimes ^ | March 20, 2015 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    Netanyahu Tactics Anger Many U.S. Jews, Deepening a Divide By LAURIE GOODSTEIN MARCH 20, 2015 Long before the latest election in Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu was a polarizing figure among American Jews. But even many of his supporters said this week that they were appalled at his last-minute bid to mobilize Jewish voters by warning that Arabs were going to the polls in droves, and his renunciation of a two-state solution to the Palestinian crisis. Mr. Netanyahu’s party won the election and cheers from harwkish American Jews. But in interviews this week, rabbis, scholars and Jews from across the country and...
  • Obama May Find It Impossible to Mend Frayed Ties to Netanyahu

    03/19/2015 12:08:00 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 42 replies
    nytimes ^ | MARCH 18, 2015 | HELENE COOPER and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel had a poisonous relationship long before Mr. Netanyahu swept to victory on Tuesday night in elections watched minute-by-minute at the White House. But now that Mr. Netanyahu has won after aggressively campaigning against a Palestinian state and Mr. Obama’s potential nuclear deal with Iran, the question is whether the president and prime minister can ever repair their relationship — and whether Mr. Obama will even try. On Wednesday, part of the answer seemed to be that the president would not make the effort. In strikingly strong criticism, the White...
  • Man Threatens Petaluma Pizza Workers With Baseball Bat

    03/18/2015 8:08:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Evan Sernoffsky
    Police are looking for a man who allegedly tried to use a baseball bat to settle a dispute over cash that disappeared from a tip jar at a Petaluma pizza restaurant. The incident happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday at the New Yorker Pizza & Restaurant at 3 Petaluma Blvd. North, police said. The suspect, a man in his 30s, first got into a beef with workers after someone snatched money from the tip jar, said police Sgt. Rick Cox.
  • Report: United States kept secret its chemical weapons finds in Iraq

    01/29/2015 2:42:55 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 51 replies
    CNN.com ^ | October 15, 2014 | Dana Ford
    The U.S. government suppressed information about chemical weapons it found in Iraq, and several servicemembers were injured by their exposure to those weapons, The New York Times is reporting. In an article published late Tuesday, the newspaper says it found 17 American servicemembers and seven Iraqi police officers who were exposed to mustard or nerve agents after 2003. They were reportedly given inadequate care and told not to talk about what happened. "From 2004 to 2011, American and American-trained Iraqi troops repeatedly encountered, and on at least six occasions were wounded by, chemical weapons remaining from years earlier in Saddam...
  • An Israeli Election Turns Ugly

    03/18/2015 1:57:50 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 59 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 17 , 2015 | the editorial board
    Israel’s election has done a lot to reveal the challenges facing the country and the intentions of the men who seek to lead it. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s outright rejection of a Palestinian state and his racist rant against Israeli Arab voters on Tuesday showed that he has forfeited any claim to representing all Israelis.
  • The most important thing you need to know about the Israeli election

    03/18/2015 1:52:35 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 15 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | March 18, 20015 | David Bernstein
    Despite Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s initial hope for a more stable coalition, and the Israeli left’s later hope that it would score an upset, the balance of power in the Israeli Knesset is almost exactly the same as it was after the last elections in 2013: 2013: Likud+Lieberman+Bennett = 43 (right-wing Zionist bloc) 2015: Likud+Lieberman+Bennett = 43 2013: Labor+Meretz+Tzipi = 27 (left-wing Zionist bloc) 2015: Labor+Tzipi+Meretz = 28 2013: Lapid+Kadima = 21 (centrist Zionist bloc) 2015: Lapid+Kahlon = 21 2013: Haredim = 18 (Ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties) 2015: Haredim = 14 2013: Arabs (divided) = 11 (Arab parties) 2015: Arabs (united)...
  • Netanyahu Soundly Defeats Chief Rival in Israeli Elections

    03/18/2015 2:51:05 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 103 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 3/17/15 | Jodi Rudoren
    TEL AVIV — After a bruising campaign focused on his failings, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel won a clear victory in Tuesday’s elections and seemed all but certain to form a new government and serve a fourth term, though he offended many voters and alienated allies in the process. With 99.5 percent of the ballots counted, the YNet news site reported Wednesday morning that Mr. Netanyahu’s Likud Party had captured 29 or 30 of the 120 seats in Parliament, sweeping past his chief rival, the center-left Zionist Union alliance, which got 24 seats.
  • Could Obama Bypass the Supreme Court? (George Wallace Would be Proud)

    03/17/2015 12:09:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 17, 2015 | William Baude
    IT is time to talk about President Obama’s contingency plan for health care. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments earlier this month in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the provision of tax credits on federal insurance exchanges. While the legal issues are dry lawyers’ fare — how to interpret several interconnected phrases of the Affordable Care Act — the practical stakes are high. The government estimates that millions of Americans will be left without affordable health insurance if it loses. While the administration may well prevail, it has expressed remarkable pessimism about its options if it does lose. The...
  • Red-Light Camera Debate Is a Stew of Anger, Revenue and Safety

    03/16/2015 12:23:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 12, 2015
    GETTING a $50 ticket for missing a red light is unpleasant enough. But when it is received in the mail without warning, generated from an unmarked camera, it can cause resentment. “If there were signs up, yes, I’d feel differently,” said Dan Rosenbaum after he received his camera-based ticket for an infraction in Brooklyn. Mr. Rosenbaum’s reaction is common among drivers who question whether the cameras are deployed to prevent accidents or to generate revenue. The absence of a caution sign can raise suspicions. In New York, there are red-light cameras at 150 intersections; none of the cameras are marked....
  • New York Fire Dept., Diversifying Ranks, Is Set to Swear In First Lesbian Chaplain

    03/14/2015 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2015 | Tatiana Schlossberg
    Maybe it is her short, spiky hair, or the cigarettes, which she gives to the men repairing the wiring in her Brooklyn apartment. Maybe it is because she swears. For whatever reason, the Rev. Ann Kansfield does not fit the stereotype of a minister. Not that she is worried about meeting anyone’s expectations for what a clergywoman should say or do. “We shouldn’t have to hide ourselves or worry about being judged,” Ms. Kansfield, who ministers at the Greenpoint Reformed Church, said. In her newest ministry, that self-assuredness is likely to serve her well. Ms. Kansfield, 39, is to...
  • Rudy Giuliani: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson should be 'commended'

    03/13/2015 6:52:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | March 12, 2015 | Adam B. Lerner
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said officer Darren Wilson should be “commended” for fatally shooting Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, last August in Ferguson, Missouri. “A man committed a robbery, attempted to assault a police officer, and the police officer, to save his life, shot him,” Giuliani told Fox News on Thursday. “The police officer did his duty. The police officer should be commended for what he did. He did exactly what you should do.” Wilson was cleared of any charges by a local grand jury last fall. The Justice Department last week released a report on his...
  • Rudy Giuliani: Obama Is to Blame for Ferguson Police Shootings – He Sets the Tone for the Nation

    03/13/2015 8:46:00 PM PDT · by cutty · 55 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 13, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani says President Barack Obama is to blame for the police shootings in Ferguson, Missouri, and other disturbing events because he sets the tone for the nation. ... Giuliani also says Obama should say the kinds of things comedian Bill Cosby used to say before he was accused of sexual assault, which Cosby denies. Cosby often exhorted black people to focus on education and parenting.
  • The GOP’s Conspicuous Absence from Selma

    03/09/2015 6:51:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    This afternoon, in the hot center of the state of Alabama, a parade of Americans will pay homage to a historic march. Meeting on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, on which hundreds of black Americans were beaten for the crime of standing up to their government, Barack Obama will remember a heroic feat of rebellion, and a brutal act of repression. The president, the White House has announced, will speak personally “about what it means to stand on the spot where police beat and gassed 600 unarmed protestors,” and he will explain what the moment means to him as an African...
  • Southern New Yorkers Consider Secession After Cuomo's Permanent Ban On Fracking

    03/09/2015 8:22:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/09/2015 | Thomas Miller via Oilprice.com,
    Submitted by Thomas Miller via Oilprice.com,One could argue America was conceived from intense frustration that ultimately led to separation. Fed up with what they perceived as excessive control by the Crown, colonists to the “New England”, in essence, seceded in 1776, and thus the United States was born.Now, there is a renewed and growing secession conversation brewing in the New England region, this time fueled by a commodity: Natural gas. Infuriated by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s December decision to permanently instill a ban against hydraulic fracture stimulation, or fracking, residents in 15 communities in the Southern Tier of New York...
  • DEMOCRATS---ANYBODY BUT CUOMO (Hillary sewage spilling over Dem wannabes)

    03/09/2015 6:46:23 AM PDT · by Liz · 15 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 3/9/15 | FRED DICKER, BUREAU CHIEF
    .....Hillary Clinton may not be their candidate....but Dems agree: It won’t be Gov. Cuomo. “People in the party all hate him. There’s an ABC factor at work....‘Anybody but Cuomo’.’’ Cuomo was described as detached and aloof from his party’s activities, without a significant party following.....a series of press interviews were remarkable for their hostility toward Cuomo....investigations into the governor’s closing of the Moreland panel on corruption, and his disappointing showing in last year’s primary cut into his standing. A Quinnipiac poll last week found Clinton backed by 56%, 14% for Sen Warren. Cuomo received 4% last fall, but received no...
  • George W Bush cropped out of New York Times front cover image of Selma march

    03/09/2015 7:20:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 84 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Andrew Marszal
    The New York Times has been accused of bias by conservative US media after cropping George W Bush and his wife Laura out of its front-page image of the Selma anniversary march. The former Republican president took part in Saturday's march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark 50 years since one of the bloodiest episodes in America's civil rights movement. But the photograph on the front page of Sunday's New York Times, which showed Barack and Michelle Obama leading the anniversary march, appeared to cut the Bushes from the right-hand side of the image.
  • Predictable. NY Times Crops Out George W. Bush from Selma March Photo

    03/08/2015 5:33:29 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 60 replies
    Megyn Kelly ^ | 3/8/2015 | MEGYN KELLY
    The 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march was held in Selma, Alabama on Saturday. The New York Times cropped out the George and Laura Bush. Discrimination still exists in America. MRC reported:
  • Greece Proposes Using Tourists as Tax Spies to Fill Shortfall

    03/08/2015 6:04:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 7, 2015 | Liz Alderman
    Despite the European accord last month to extend a financial lifeline to Greece, Athens is rapidly running out of cash. So it is scrambling to find new, even radical ways to fill the shortfall — including a proposal to recruit citizens and tourists to spy on suspected tax evaders. Greece’s coffers may be empty before the end of this month, as tax receipts shrink and the economy shows signs of lapsing back into recession. Athens officials have hinted they may have trouble repaying or refinancing a total of about 7 billion euros, or $7.7 billion, owed in March to the...
  • More Than 300 Republicans Call on Supreme Court to Recognize Gay Marriage Nationally

    03/05/2015 7:06:54 PM PST · by PROCON · 105 replies
    time.com ^ | Mar. 5, 2015 | Zeke J Miller
    Signers include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sens. Susan Collins and Mark Kirk and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie BakerMore than 300 veteran Republican lawmakers, operatives and consultants have filed a friend of the court brief at the Supreme Court in support of same-sex marriage late Thursday. The amicus brief, organized by former Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, was filed for the four same-sex marriage cases the Court will hear on April 28 that could legalize the unions nationwide. In 2013, Mehlman marshaled a similar effort for the case that overturned California’s Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage...
  • No link found between sharp drop in street stops, rise in shootings

    03/07/2015 6:30:12 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/07/2015 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA
    An internal NYPD study found no link between the sharp drop in street stops and a rise in shootings, the Daily News has learned. Shootings rose 6% in 2014 compared with the year before as the number of stop-and-frisk encounters dropped to a record-low 46,235 — a staggering decrease from the high of 605,328 in 2011. Shootings are up again — about 20% in 2015 through Sunday — but the NYPD said the study doesn’t prove a link between the increase in shootings and fewer stops.
  • Iran Says Its Guards Were Just Taking Pictures (hmmm)

    07/01/2002 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Dallas · 21 replies · 360+ views
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Two Iranian nationals seen by a New York police officer photographing city landmarks were just tourists nearing the end of their stay in the United States, Iran's mission to the United Nations said on Friday."It was these two guys on Saturday, June 22, taking pictures of themselves in Battery Park" at the southern end of Manhattan, said Mohammad Hossein Nosrat, mission spokesman. The two, who work as security guards at the mission and do not have diplomatic immunity, took 1 minute 40 seconds of videotape of the park and environs, Nosrat said. At that point, a...
  • A Trip to David’s Brisket House, the Jewish Deli That’s Run by Muslims

    03/06/2015 4:06:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | March 5, 2015 | Adam Platt
    Grub Street never needs a reason to celebrate our city's esteemed roster of delicatessens, but since this week marks the New York release of the new documentary Deli Man, we're going all in on the subject today.There’s an elaborate backstory behind every venerable deli in New York City, but the story behind David’s Brisket House, which has been serving brisket and pastrami sandwiches to the good people of Bedford-Stuyvesant for more than half a century now, is more elaborate and convoluted than most. The original Dave was a Russian Jew who sold the deli to a Romanian Jew, who inherited...
  • Both Sides See Vindication in Justice Department Reports on Ferguson

    03/05/2015 8:36:09 PM PST · by Second Amendment First · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 5, 2015 | JACK HEALY, SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and VIVIAN YEE
    They were four words that became the national rallying cry of a new civil rights movement: “Hands up, don’t shoot.” Protesters chanted it, arms raised, in cities across the country in solidarity for Michael Brown, the black teenager who some witnesses said was surrendering when he was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The slogan was embraced by members of Congress, recording artists and football players with the St. Louis Rams. It inspired posters and songs, T-shirts and new advocacy groups, a powerful distillation of simmering anger over police violence and racial injustice in Ferguson...
  • Morning Joe: NYT Reporter Fearing 'Retribution' From Hillary Camp for Email Story?

    03/03/2015 5:32:11 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski have wondered out loud whether Michael Schmidt, the New York Times reporter who broke the story about Hillary using private email during her time as Secretary of State, might be fearing "retribution" from Hillary's camp. When Joe and Mika interviewed New York Times Schmidt on today's Morning Joe, Scarborough had to work to get Schmidt to say something that was in his own article: that while Colin Powell also used private email as Secretary of State, there were no rules prohibiting that at the time. Later, Joe and Mika later remarked that they were "taken...
  • ‘Moronic naďve’ Sen. Chuck Schumer somehow finds a way to tie the NRA to homegrown terrorism

    03/01/2015 12:57:17 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 38 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 03/01/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Get ready. It looks like the Left is poised to make the case that the NRA is at fault for the potential of any terrorism happening here at home.
  • Washington tensions rise ahead of Netanyahu’s speech to Congress (Is Schumer racist for attending?)

    03/01/2015 12:52:46 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 17 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 03/01/2015 | ADAM EDELMAN
    --SNIP-- Not all Democrats, however, are clearly siding with the President. New York Sen. Charles Schumer stressed Sunday that a nuclear Iran would be a “huge problem.” “Iran is on the list of terrorist nations. Iran has caused the death, directly or indirectly, of hundreds of Americans with terrorist acts. And they want to dominate the Middle East,” Schumer said on John Catsimatidis' Sunday morning radio show on WNYM, also known as AM 970 The Answer. Schumer said, that if a deal came to pass, it would have to include a “really tough inspection regime, because I don’t trust these...