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  • Gay Therapy Ban Proposed in New York

    04/26/2013 3:07:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/26/2013 | Stoyan Zaimov
    A ban on gay therapy in New York has been proposed in a bill introduced on Friday, modeled after the 2012 California law that first banned the service. The bill seeks to ban licensed therapists from helping minors change their sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. "There are often challenges to any manner of legislation that is protecting of the LGBT community and you can't sit on your hands and wait until things get resolved somewhere else," said Sen. Deborah Glick, a New York Democrat who proposed the bill alongside fellow Democrat Sen. Michael Gianaris. Gay therapy remains a controversial...
  • Airplane Debris Found Near World Trade Center Site

    04/26/2013 2:48:26 PM PDT · by MeganC · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 26, 2013 | JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    Land surveyors working just north of the former World Trade Center site have discovered a piece of an airplane’s landing gear, apparently from one of the two planes that crashed into the twin towers more than 11 years ago, the police said on Friday.
  • Not in New York? The NYPD might have stopped the Tsarnaev brothers before they started.

    04/26/2013 1:38:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | 25 April 2013 | JUDITH MILLER
    While the Boston Police Department responded effectively to last week’s marathon bombing, terrorism experts say that the attack, which killed three and injured more than 200, might well have been prevented had the perpetrators lived in New York City. It’s not just a question of numbers and resources. Yes, the NYPD has a vastly larger force—roughly 35,000 uniformed officers versus Boston’s 2,000—and a far larger budget. The NYPD spent $330 million of its $4.6 billion annual budget in 2011 combating terrorism, a staggering sum that dwarfs Boston’s police budget. But the 1,000 cops and analysts who work in the...
  • Stalled “Ground Zero Mosque” Property Could Become Condos

    04/26/2013 12:22:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Friday, 26 Apr 2013 11:00 AM | Lisa Barron
    The controversial plan for a mosque and Islamic cultural center at Ground Zero may be scrapped and the property instead turned into residences. Sharif El-Gamal, the developer behind the stalled project, is in talks about turning the property at 43 Park Place in lower Manhattan into condominiums, reports the New York Post. …
  • Support for N.Y. governor wanes after gun law

    04/25/2013 9:42:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 27 replies
    Gannett | Apr. 23, 2013 | Joseph Spector
    Here's the link.
  • Boston Bomber Magistrate’s Middle Eastern Connections

    04/25/2013 10:22:21 PM PDT · by george76 · 102 replies
    Front page mag ^ | April 25, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev stopped talking once he was prematurely read his Miranda rights. That helps the authorities establish the lone wolf narrative. Whatever else we might have learned from him is probably lost. ... District Court Judge Marianne Bowler arrived at the hospital where he is being treated to preside over his initial hearing Monday, when she read him his Miranda rights. ... Judge Bowler has some interesting international connections. She is a member of the Member of the International Judicial Relations Committee of the Judicial Conference of the United States. Apparently in that capacity, she visited and spoke on legal...
  • After Sandy - New York is still recovering from the devastating storm.

    04/25/2013 8:58:44 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    City Journal ^ | Spring 2013 | PHOTOGRAPHS BY HARVEY WANG
    Five months after Superstorm Sandy hit New York, most of the city is back to normal. The power is back on, and Governor Andrew Cuomo has wrung more than $30 billion in disaster aid from Washington. But the coastal neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the wind and the water have yet to recover. A house dislodged on Fox Beach Avenue on Staten Island Ruin remains on the Rockaways peninsula in Queens, where the historic art deco bathhouse at Jacob Riis Park is surrounded not by pedestrians enjoying the view but by the autumn’s debris—branches, broken glass, and sheared-off...
  • NY Times to roll out new products in search of revenue [ 11.2 percent drop in ad revenue ]

    04/25/2013 11:44:47 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 28 replies
    reuters ^ | April 25 ,2013 | reuters
    New York Times Co reported a decline in quarterly revenue on weak advertising sales but said it would try to grow out of the slump by expanding its suite of digital products. The 11.2 percent drop in advertising revenue in the first quarter underscores the pressure that the New York Times faces to increase its subscription revenue, especially for its digital products, and find new veins of income.
  • Boston Marathon 'bombers' planned to set off remaining explosives in New York

    04/25/2013 11:59:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 55 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 2:37 PM, April 25, 2013 | By DAVID SEIFMAN and LARRY CELONA
    The suspected Boston Marathon bombers wanted to attack New York — and specifically planned to blow up Times Square before they were captured, authorities said today.Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, hatched these plans on the fly, shortly after they carjacked a motorist a week ago tonight. The younger brother allegedly told investigators of their Big Apple plans this weekend from his hospital bed. FBI interrogators passed on the information to New York officials last night, according to Mayor Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
  • Middle School Anti-Bullying Lesson Includes Lesbian Role Play

    04/25/2013 10:52:33 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/25/13 | Todd Starnes
    Young girls at a New York middle school were instructed to ask one another for a lesbian kiss and boys were given guidance on how to tell if women are sluts during an anti-bullying presentation on gender identity and sexual orientation, angry parents allege. The special health class was held last week at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, NY. The students were separated by gender – with students from Bard College leading the workshops. Parents are especially furious after their young daughters were told that it was perfectly normal for 14-year-old girls to have sex and there was...
  • School forces all girls to lesbian kiss (Boys get lessons in how to spot 'sluts')

    04/24/2013 11:02:14 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 75 replies
    WND ^ | Arpil 24, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
    Outraged parents say a New York middle school instructed young female students to ask one another for a lesbian kiss – and boys learned how to spot young sluts – in an anti-bullying presentation on gender identity and sexual orientation, according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes. According to Starnes’ Report, the children attended a special April 11 health class taught by college students at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, N.Y. Parents say they were not notified of the presentation. The students were introduced to terms such as “pansexual” and “genderqueer.” Some of the young female students said they...
  • Anthony Weiner ‘Can’t Say’ If Other Pics Exist ...

    04/24/2013 9:12:52 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/24/13 | Breanna Edwards
    Anthony Weiner admitted in an interview Wednesday that there might be other embarrassing photos of him out there that have yet to surface.
  • Smoking and the Right to Dumb Choices

    04/24/2013 2:44:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 24, 2013
    New York's proposal to ban purchases by those under 21 is off-base.As thoroughly awful as everyone knows cigarettes to be — still the No. 1 cause of premature death in this country — public officials walk a blurry line when they try to reduce smoking's terrible toll. As long as they lack the will to ban tobacco altogether, they face all sorts of ethical, legal and political problems in regulating a product that is, after all, perfectly legal. High tobacco taxes, critics say, unfairly punish smokers, who are disproportionately low income. Banning advertising of a legal product raises free-speech issues....
  • Immigration bill sprinkled with pet projects ( more Muslims ? )

    04/24/2013 1:28:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    April 22, 2013 ^ | April 22, 2013
    Buried within the 844 pages of the bipartisan immigration bill -- amid historic shifts in policies such as a path to citizenship for 11 million unauthorized immigrants -- are pet provisions of the senators who crafted it. South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham wants more visas for the meat industry, a major employer in his state
  • Late Union President’s Astonishing $800K Theft

    04/24/2013 12:18:37 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 24, 2013 | Mike Antonucci
    When former Auburn Teachers Association (ATA) president Sally Jo Widmer passed away last November after more than 35 years at the helm of the small New York teachers’ union, former Auburn mayor Guy Cosentino eulogized her as “a true union leader who put her union first and personal niceties second.” That’s because Cosentino didn’t have access to her checkbook. Members were informed this week that Widmer misappropriated at least $800,000 in union dues during the period 2006-2012. “It appears that money earmarked for the Association was instead used for meals, gasoline, trips, gambling, clothing, grocery shopping – and for cash...
  • Who Says New York Is Not Affordable? (Rich elsewhere is middle class in NYC)

    04/24/2013 6:29:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/24/2013 | CATHERINE RAMPELL
    One of the first things you learn when living in New York is that what qualifies as wealthy somewhere else seems barely middle-class here. On the Upper West Side, where I live, it’s hard not to feel as if Manhattan is impossibly expensive for young professionals. The average nondoorman, one-bedroom apartment in the neighborhood rents for about $2,500 a month. Oatmeal-raisin cookies at Levain Bakery cost $4 each. A pair of sensible, unstylish walking flats from Harry’s Shoes can set you back $480. I suppose, by comparison, that the $198 chef’s menu at Jean-Georges doesn’t sound so ridiculous. New Yorkers...
  • Ex-CIA boss David Petraeus to be NY college prof

    04/23/2013 11:45:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2013 9:45 PM EDT
    Ex-CIA director David Petraeus is replacing one kind of intelligence work with another. Macaulay Honors College at City University of New York said Tuesday the retired four-star general has been named a visiting professor for public policy. He starts Aug. 1. …
  • Cruz: Path to Citizenship Would 'Jeopardize' Immigration Bill

    04/23/2013 7:04:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies ^ | April 23rd, 2013 | Tony Lee
    On Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that including a "path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants in any comprehensive immigration bill would jeopardize the likelihood of the legislation passing. “I think if instead the bill includes elements that are deeply divisive--and I would note that I don’t think there is any issue in this entire debate that is more divisive than a path to citizenship for those who are here illegally--in my view, any bill that insists upon that jeopardizes the likelihood of passing any immigration reform bill,” Cruz said at the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing, according to CNS News....
  • Tobacco For Eighteen-Year-Olds? What Are Bloomberg’s Priorities?

    04/23/2013 12:46:19 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | April 23, 2013 | Mark Home
    For the record, I tend to think that a cigarette ban for minors may be appropriate. While I oppose prohibition for adults, I think it makes sense to say that adults shouldn’t be permitted to entice children into certain unhealthy choices. Of course, if such a prohibition is put in place, it needs to be justified by banning a substance that is clearly dangerous, not just “unhealthy” by some statistic that we know doesn’t apply to all people. If the evidence qualifies tobacco as such a substance, then I can see restricting it from children.But recent news about a new...
  • NYC looking to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21

    04/23/2013 12:18:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2013 | Erika Johnsen
    Oh, good grief. It's no wonder at least some gun-control advocates were probably less-than-thrilled with Bloomberg's recent foray into gun-control advertising campaigns; his particular brand of loathsome nanny-statism run amok hardly lends credibility to the cause, because of course, once nanny-staters get on a top-down regulatory roll, they’re difficult to deter: The age to legally buy cigarettes in New York City would rise to 21 from 18 under a proposal that officials unveiled on Monday, a measure that would give New York the strictest limits of any major American city.The proposal would make the age for buying cigarettes and other...
  • Middle School Girls Forced to Ask Classmates for ‘Lesbian Kiss’ During Anti-Bullying Presentation

    04/23/2013 11:25:09 AM PDT · by NYer · 112 replies
    Christian News ^ | April 20, 2013 | Heather Clark
    Red Hook, New York – A recent anti-bullying presentation at a middle school in New York that focused on homosexuality and gender identity has angered parents after their daughters have come home to tell them they were forced to ask another girl for a kiss.According to reports, the session occurred last week at Linden Avenue Middle School in Red Hook, New York, near Poughkeepsie. A group of students from Bard College led two workshops for the youth, separated by gender.During the workshop for girls, the 13 and 14-year-olds were told to ask one another for a kiss. They were...
  • MF Global Trustee Sues Corzine Over Firm’s Collapse

    04/23/2013 7:26:10 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/23/13 | Ben Protess
    A bankruptcy trustee has sued Jon S. Corzine and other former MF Global executives, claiming they were “grossly negligent” in the lead up to the brokerage firm’s collapse.
  • Bedbugs invade hospitals

    04/22/2013 11:14:37 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | April 22, 2013 | Jen Wieczner
    Why more patients share rooms with the blood-sucking pests. As if adapting to health-care reform and curbing the “nightmare bacteria” weren’t challenge enough, hospitals are increasingly plagued by another problem: Bedbugs. More than a third of pest management companies treated bedbug infestations in hospitals in 2012, 6% more than the year before and more than twice as many as in 2010, according to a survey released today by the National Pest Management Association. The percentage of exterminators dealing with bedbugs in nursing homes has also almost doubled since 2010, to 46%. Bedbug experts also report seeing them in ambulances. Hospitals...
  • Schumer Won't Let “Hard Right” Use Boston Terror As “Excuse” to Kill Immigration Bill

    04/22/2013 6:12:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 22, 2013 | Susan Jones
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he won’t let the terror attack in Boston—and concerns about the immigrants behind it—derail the immigration bill introduced last week by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and six other senators. “There are some—some on the hard right…who opposed our immigration bill from the get-go, and they’re using this as an excuse. We are not going to let them do that,” Schumer told CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday. “If they have a reason, a suggestion as to how to change it based on what happened in Boston, we’ll certainly be open to...
  • Just Go Away (Nanny Bloomberg)

    04/22/2013 5:55:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/22/2013 | Andrew Stuttaford
    If you want a reminder that nannies never ever go away (and why public nuisances like Bloomberg are some of the least convincing advocates there are for ‘limited’, ‘reasonable’ gun control), here’s another story on the progressive (in both senses of the word) infantilization of New York City.The New York Times reports: Young New Yorkers would not be able to buy cigarettes until they were 21, up from the current 18, under a proposal advanced Monday by Dr. Thomas A. Farley, the city’s health commissioner, and Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker… The new proposal would make the age for buying cigarettes...
  • Bloomberg Says Interpretation of Constitution Will ‘Have to Change’ After Boston Bombing

    04/22/2013 5:34:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies ^ | april 22, 2013 | Jill Colvin
    In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday the country’s interpretation of the Constitution will “have to change” to allow for greater security to stave off future attacks. “The people who are worried about privacy have a legitimate worry,” Mr. Bloomberg said during a press conference in Midtown. “But we live in a complex word where you’re going to have to have a level of security greater than you did back in the olden days, if you will. And our laws and our interpretation of the Constitution, I think, have to change.” Mr. Bloomberg, who...
  • U.S. and Canada foil Al Qaeda terrorist plot to derail New York to Toronto passenger train

    04/22/2013 4:02:46 PM PDT · by MarkBsnr · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 22 2013 | By Greg Smith AND David Knowles / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Terror never rests, even on the placid train trip between New York and Toronto. With the help of the FBI and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Canadian law enforcement officials announced Monday that they had stopped an Al Qaeda-linked plot to derail a New York-to-Toronto Amtrak passenger train, and have arrested two suspects in Montreal and Toronto. Police charged Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser with "terrorism related offenses," officials said at a news conference Monday afternoon. The men were observed gathering information on trains in the Toronto area, officials said, which they planned to attack. The charges against the...
  • Rangel sues Boehner seeking to overturn House Ethics censure

    04/22/2013 2:34:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2013 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) is suing Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and six other lawmakers, charging that they mishandled the Ethics investigation that led to his public censure in late 2010. In a complaint filed Monday in federal court in Washington D.C., Rangel claims the Ethics Committee that investigated his alleged wrongdoing are guilty of "numerous flagrant, knowing and intentional violations" of his due process rights. House members who approved his censure were "knowingly deceived" by the committee leaders – including then-Chairman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and ranking member Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) – into thinking that the probe "had been conducted in...
  • Professor: We Used 'Too Much Force' Capturing Boston Bombers(barf alert)

    04/22/2013 2:12:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/22/13
    City University of New York Professor Ruth O'Brien complains in an op-ed that "too much force" had been used against Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed by the police. -snip- This said, the mortuary pictures of the older brother of the two are extremely disturbing, raising questions as to whether the Boston Police Department captured him with too much force. I understand the explanation offered by Katharine Q. Seelye, William H. Rashbaum, and Michael Cooper. Yet, it does not ring true. A picture is worth a thousand words that will keep our ears ringing as we recoil from...
  • (New York) City Proposes Raising Minimum Age for Cigarette Purchases to 21

    04/22/2013 11:14:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 22, 2013 | Anemona Hartocollis
    Young New Yorkers would not be able to buy cigarettes until they were 21, up from the current 18, under a proposal advanced Monday by Dr. Thomas A. Farley, the city’s health commissioner, and Christine C. Quinn, the City Council speaker. The proposal, which would give New York the highest smoking age in the country among major cities, is the latest effort in a long campaign to limit smoking that began soon after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg took office, with bans on smoking in restaurants and bars, and expanding more recently to bans at parks, beaches, plazas and other public...
  • Sean Hannity Show,M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,April 22-26,2013

    04/22/2013 10:55:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
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  • The Internet Sales Tax Rush

    04/22/2013 10:48:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 21, 2013
    Harry Reid and Wal-Mart hope nobody will notice their online revenue raid. Every time Congress has taken a serious look at proposals to boost Internet sales taxes, it has rejected them. That's probably why pro-tax Senators are trying to rush through an online tax hike with as little consideration as possible. As early as Monday, the Senate will vote on a bill that was introduced only last Tuesday. The text of this legislation, which would fundamentally change interstate commerce, only became available on the Library of Congress website over the weekend. And you thought ObamaCare was jammed through Nancy Pelosi's...
  • The New York Times vs. David Mamet (“no longer a brain-dead liberal”)

    04/21/2013 9:49:43 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies ^ | Arpil 19, 2013 | Andrew Klavan
    The New York Times is very good at what it does — which nowadays involves a lot of lying in service to a leftist agenda. There are the outright lies (such as the paper’s recent distortion of a police bias trial to make the NYPD appear racist), the lies of omission (such as its lack of full reporting on the Obama administration’s fatal acts of malfeasance and dishonesty in, say, the Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals), and the atmospheric lies (such as its rose-colored reporting on the disastrous economy in bluer-than-blue California). Altogether, these lies combine to make the...
  • Anthony Weiner ties awkward for Clintons, Chuck Schumer

    04/21/2013 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/20/13 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    For Anthony Weiner, the calculation on running for New York mayor is simple — it’s now or never. For Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer, it’s complicated. Weiner, the former congressman from Queens who left office amid scandal in 2011, is looking at a comeback this year. He has ties to two of New York’s best-known political figures, neither of whom has spoken publicly about him running. **SNIP** “Weiner’s mayoral jousting will result in reminders to all that he came from Schumer and, by marrying Huma, is wed to the Clintons, something neither Clinton nor Schumer probably want etched forever into...
  • Lindsey Graham: ‘Enemy combatant’ (In Spades!!!)

    04/20/2013 12:55:08 PM PDT · by yoe · 361 replies
    Politico ^ | April 20, 2013 | KATIE GLUECK
    Several Republican lawmakers are calling for the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings to be tried as an enemy combatant, rather than as an ordinary criminal. “It is clear the events we have seen over the past few days in Boston were an attempt to kill American citizens and terrorize a major American city,” read a Saturday statement from Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.). “The accused perpetrators of these acts were not common criminals attempting to profit from a criminal enterprise, but terrorists trying to injure, maim, and kill...
  • (Boston Mayor) Menino's mosque

    04/20/2013 6:17:22 AM PDT · by Prospero · 6 replies
    The Phoenix ^ | November 24, 2008 | David S. Bernstein
    Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task. Residents have all but embraced the principle of civic inaction with a perverse kind of local pride. In the end, who you know is probably more important than what you are trying to do. And there is no doubt that little is accomplished without the approval and support of the mayor, Thomas M. Menino. So it is with the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC) near the intersection of Tremont Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard. Better known as the Roxbury mosque, the ISBCC...
  • GOP Congressman: "Increase Surveillance" Of Muslim Community

    04/20/2013 3:54:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies ^ | April 20, 2013 | Katrina Trinko
    Peter King sees the attacks in Massachusetts this week as a wake-up call to local law-enforcement authorities to increase their surveillance and awareness of potential terrorists.
  • Parents Outraged After Anti-Bullying Workshop Forced Middle School Students To Ask For “Lesbian Kiss

    04/19/2013 4:13:41 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    Parents in Red Hook, New York are outraged after a public school workshop on sexuality instructed middle school students to “ask one another for a lesbian kiss.” The workshop, led by college students from a nearby school, was officially tasked with giving an anti-bullying presentation on sexual orientations and gender identities. Parents say they were given no prior notification concerning the workshop and that the class went “way over the line.” The school’s superintendent, however, defended the workshop, telling local media the workshop, ”focused on improving culture, relationships, communication and self-perceptions. These are issues schools are obligated to address under...
  • Governor Cuomo Says Boston Bombing Part Of "New Normal"

    04/19/2013 3:25:31 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 36 replies ^ | April 19, 2013 | Colin Campbell
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have canceled his morning radio appearance today in response to the ongoing manhunt for a suspect involved in Monday’s deadly bombing attack on the Boston Marathon, but another top New York official, Governor Andrew Cuomo, scheduled his own radio interview on The Capitol Pressroom soon after. Mr. Cuomo directly addressed the high-profile situation in the Bay State by employing a phrase he previously used to describe climate change in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy: “the new normal.”
  • Immigration bill contains 400 waivers, exceptions and exemptions (Rubio version)

    04/19/2013 9:01:37 AM PDT · by Liz · 7 replies
    DAILY CALLER ^ | 4/19/13 | Neil Munro, WH correspondent
    The Senate’s pending immigration bill includes roughly 400 exemptions, exceptions, waivers, determinations and grants of discretion. The bill’s complexity is forcing opponents and supporters to comb through its 844 pages before they can declare their conditional support or oppoThe document mentions “discretion” or “discretionary” 41 times.It mentions “judge” or “judges” 73 times, and mentions “secretary” 1018 times, normally as the people who decide whether to apply a waiver, exemption, determination or exception. The complexity has already sparked GOP objections from Sen. Jeff Sessions and other Republicans who say they should be given more time to study and then explain the...
  • NYSP put out bulletin on Mass. suspect

    04/19/2013 6:57:03 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 18 replies ^ | Friday, 19 Apr 2013 | Emily Lenihan
    ALBANY, N.Y. (WIVB) - Authorities are searching for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects in Watertown, Massachusetts Friday morning. Authorities in New York are also looking for a vehicle he is allegedly driving Friday, after the suspect spoke about Manhattan overnight. New York State Police put out an all points bulletin Friday morning, for Boston bombing suspect 19-year-old Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. Police say he may be driving a red or gray Honda CRV with plate number 316-ES9. The bulletin states that Tsarnaev mentioned Manhattan during the carjacking in Boston.
  • Report: Suspicious Russians Detained in Niagra Falls (Backpacks in car)

    04/19/2013 6:28:39 AM PDT · by kristinn · 120 replies
    WGRZ-TV Buffalo via Twitter ^ | 9:07 a.m. EDT Friday, April 19, 2013
    Police source: 2 Russian nationals pulled over in Niagara Falls; 4 suspicious backpacks in the car, robot & bomb techs on scene.FBI is aware of the situation in Niagara Falls, they (sic) joint terrorism task force is working with NYSP.
  • Brooklyn: Wild melee erupts as NYPD arrests Muslim teen for allegedly taunting Jewish subway rider

    "You will surely find the most intense of the people in animosity toward the believers to be the Jews..." -- Qur'an 5:82 This Qur'anic dictum usually manifests itself as intense animosity on the part of Muslims toward Jews. "SEE IT: Wild Brooklyn melee erupts as NYPD arrests Muslim teen for allegedly taunting Jewish subway rider," by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh for the New York Daily News, April 18 (thanks to Twostellas): The attempted arrest of an allegedly hate-mongering teen aboard a Brooklyn subway quickly turned into a wild showdown between cops and a roiled mob, according to sources and video obtained...
  • New York Times Pulls Reporter From Daily Coverage of Gosnell Murder Trial

    04/18/2013 6:37:39 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 22 replies
    No sooner did the New York Times send a reporter to cover the murder trial of embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell did the Gray Lady pull the reporter from daily coverage. Instead, the venerable newspaper will cover only “highlights” of the trail, which has weeks left to go. Local reporter JD Mullane of the Bucks County Courier Times, sent a tweet late Wednesday afternoon indicating the Times was pulling its reporter. “New York Times bails on daily coverage #Gosnell trial. Will cover “highlights” only,” he wrote.
  • Invitation for fraud ( Colorado same-day voter registration and )

    04/15/2013 12:18:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | April 14, 2013
    A 122-page bill prepared for sponsorship by Pueblo’s Democratic Sen. Angela Giron would alter the way Coloradans vote, and its provisions are canted toward Democratic candidates. Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican, opposes the bill because of four provisions it contains. They are: 1. It allows for people to register on Election Day, leaving no time to verify a person’s identification or to check whether he or she is registered in more than one county. This is an invitation for fraud on a massive scale. 2. It virtually mandates mail ballots, which are sent automatically to every registered voter....
  • A History of Liberal White Racism (By a Person of the Left)

    04/18/2013 4:04:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | APR 18 2013 | TA-NEHISI COATES
    Probably the most bracing aspect of Ira Katznelson's new history of the New Deal, Fear Itself, is his portrait of the marriage of progressive domestic policy and white supremacy. I knew the outlines of this stuff, but for a flaming commie like me, the extent of the embrace is hard to take: Far more enduring was the New Deal's intimate partnership with those in the South who preached white supremacy. For this whole period -- the last in American history when public racism was legitimate in speech and action -- southern representatives acted not on the fringes but as an...
  • Senators Approve Resolution to Assist Israel in Iran Strike

    04/17/2013 4:43:02 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/17/2013 | Elad Benari
    The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopts a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel in an attack against Iran. The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee adopted on Tuesday a resolution which stipulates that the U.S. will assist Israel if it is forced to take action against Iran. The resolution, Senate Resolution 65, was introduced last month by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) and was co-sponsored by 15 Senators, including Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), Marco Rubio (R-Florida), Kelly Ayotte (R-New Hampshire), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York)...
  • Bloomberg: If You Sell a Gun to Your Son, 'There's Something Wrong in Your Family'

    04/17/2013 6:14:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies ^ | April 15, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    ( – If you sell a gun to your son, “there’s something wrong with your family," says New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In a radio appearance on Friday, Bloomberg, a gun control activist and co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, praised the legislation that is now moving forward in the Senate. The bill would require universal background checks for most sales of firearms, including those online and at gun shows. “The only thing it would not cover is if you sold a gun to your son, for example,” Bloomberg told radio host John Gambling. “Number one, I don't know...
  • Bloomberg Decries Death of Background Check Bill in Senate (Including a Crying Cuomo)

    04/17/2013 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    Politicker ^ | 4/17 4:52pm | Colin Campbell
    The U.S. Senate voted down a bipartisan deal to expand background checks to gun shows and internet sales today, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t happy. “Today’s vote is a damning indictment of the stranglehold that special interests have on Washington,” Mr. Bloomberg declared in a statement condemning both parties for their inaction. “Democrats – who are so quick to blame Republicans for our broken gun laws – could not stand united. And Republicans – who are so quick to blame Democrats for not being tough enough on crime – handed criminals a huge victory, by preserving their ability to buy...
  • Is N.Y.'s Gun Confiscation Scheme Tied to Larger Federal Plan?

    04/17/2013 5:25:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 20 replies
    New American ^ | Wednesday, 17 April 2013 17:00 | Dave Bohon
    Is N.Y.'s Gun Confiscation Scheme Tied to Larger Federal Plan? Written by Dave Bohon A report from alleges that the state of New York is using its recently enacted NY SAFE Act as justification to confiscate firearms from law-abiding citizens — specifically individuals who have been prescribed anti-anxiety medication. But some Second Amendment advocates allege the scheme is part of a larger federal gun control plot. According to the Blaze, on April 1 a legal gun owner in upstate New York, later identified by a Buffalo newspaper as 35-year-old David Lewis, “received an official notice from the state ordering...