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  • New York the latest state to sign compact to end electoral college

    04/18/2014 6:32:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    Governor Cuomo has signed off on the National Popular Vote Compact, giving New York's 29 electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. SILive: Count New York in. The Empire State has joined the National Popular Vote compact with legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. States that have signed on to the interstate agreement will award electoral votes for president to the candidate who receives the majority of the national popular vote. "With the passage of this legislation, New York is taking a bold step to fundamentally increase the strength and fairness of our nation's presidential elections,"...
  • NYPD cop barred from leaving India after accidentally bringing three bullets into country: officials

    04/14/2014 7:03:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4 April, 2014 | Rocco Parascandola, , Jennifer Fermino , Barry Paddock
    An NYPD cop is stuck in India after being arrested for accidentally bringing three bullets into the country, officials said Friday. Officer Manny Encarnacion was taken into custody on March 10 after security at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport found the bullets in his checked baggage, police sources said. “I’m troubled by it,” Mayor de Blasio said Friday of the arrest. “We want to make sure we're providing support for him — and make sure he’s not being treated unfairly.” In December, the controversial arrest and strip search of New Delhi’s then-deputy consul-general Devyani Khobragade in Manhattan for allegedly...
  • NYC Rev. Msgr Edward Scharfenberger ordained 10th bishop of Catholic Diocese of Albany

    04/10/2014 3:16:29 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    The Republic ^ | April 10, 2014
    ALBANY, New York — The cathedral filled with applause as New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan placed the bishop's miter on the head of the Rev. Monsignor Edward Scharfenberger, ordained Thursday as the 10th bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Albany.Hundreds of white-robed priests and 34 bishops from across New York and New England participated in the Ordination Mass at the red-stone neo-Gothic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception near Albany's capitol complex.Scharfenberger, 65, of New York City, was appointed by Pope Francis to succeed Bishop Howard Hubbard, who was the longest-tenured bishop of a single diocese in the nation when...
  • Andrew Cuomo, the Catholic Anti-Catholic

    04/09/2014 2:59:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 49 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | April 9, 2014 | George J. Marlin
    When Andrew Cuomo was running for governor in 2010, he claimed time and again that he wanted to represent and fight for all the people of New York – all, that is, except Catholics.Since taking office in 2011, Cuomo, who was baptized a Catholic, graduated from Archbishop Molloy H.S. in Queens County and Fordham University, has been hell-bent on offending Catholics and dismissing their beliefs in the public square.Cuomo’s first assault was on Catholic teaching that marriage is between a man and a woman. He was embarrassed that his state had been “surpassed by many other countries which have legalized...
  • 50% Taxes When Alive, 50% Taxes When You Die: Why New York is the "Must Leave" State

    04/09/2014 7:46:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/09/2014 | Ronn Torossian
    I, Ronn Torossian, am a born & bred New Yorker, who raises a family here, owns a business – and loves all this city has to offer. Yet, I would be among the first to advise people not to live or move to New York if they don’t have to. If they have ambition or drive, New York isn’t the place to be. From the non-stop energy to the culture, indeed, this city deserves its title as capital of the world. Yet, from a business perspective, there are so many obstacles for living – and dying – in New York...
  • Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree.

    04/08/2014 1:39:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com ^ | 4-3-2014 | Leonie Haimson
    Liz Phillips, Brooklyn principal: I have never seen a worse ELA exam. Other principals agree. See below comment from Liz Phillips, principal of PS 321 in Brooklyn, who was scathing about the 2012 exam as well, but says this one was as bad or worse. One would think with all the controversy and parents opting out, NYSED and Pearson would be careful to construct a better set of exams. But perhaps they are simply incapable of doing so. PS 321 PARENTS--Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders have just completed three days of the New York State English Language Arts Exam....
  • New Yorkers Rally For Gun Rights, Against Cuomo Regime

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

    04/07/2014 10:29:16 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 23 replies
    By April 15th, any New Yorker that owns an “assault weapon” is to have registered their gun, per the requirements of the New York SAFE act passed last year. But it’s looking more and more like a tiny percentage of New Yorkers are actually doing it. While the state of New York has not released actual firearms registration numbers, the rumors of registrations in the 3,000-5,000 range mean that 99% of those affected gun owners are refusing to comply with the law.
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel didn’t pay rent on Harlem office but state bailed him out

    04/06/2014 3:01:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/06/14 | Michael Gartland
    New York City’s longest-serving congressman won’t pay his rent. State taxpayers were stiffed out of at least $87,000 when Rep. Charles Rangel stopped paying for the district office he rents in Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, records ­obtained by The Post show. His staffers’ excuse? They lost the lease, according to state Office of General Services correspondence. “I finally heard back from Congressman Rangel’s office and it seems we haven’t gotten the signed lease back because they lost it!” OGS real-estate specialist Sydney Allen wrote in a July 30, 2013, e-mail to a colleague that was ­obtained...
  • Riverdale man moving after racially-charged messages are vandalized on his car (Bronx NYC)

    04/05/2014 11:01:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Saturday, April 5, 2014, 12:08 AM | Erik Badia, Barry Paddock, Nancy Dillon
    A black Bronx man feels he’s being forced out of his luxury high-rise in predominantly white Riverdale after waking Friday to find racially charged graffiti scrawled on his truck for the second time, he told the Daily News. Menuhin Hart, 54, said he discovered the hateful message: “U Shood Move” spray-painted on his 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck as he left to run errands with his Army vet brother. In 2013, his truck was keyed on every panel, and the words “black n-----” were clearly scratched into the paint, he said. …
  • Report: 57% of Cigarettes Sold in New York Are Smuggled

    03/21/2014 7:00:51 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 57 replies
    Time ^ | 03-19-2014 | Denver Nicks
    A majority of the cigarettes for sale in New York are illegally smuggled into the state, according to a report out Wednesday from the conservative research group the Tax Foundation. According to the report, 56.9% of the cigarettes sold in New York—the highest importer of smuggled cigarettes—originated from out of state. Since 2006, cigarette smuggling in the state has risen sharply, by 59%, in tandem with a massive hike in cigarette taxes of 190%. New York state now has the highest cigarette taxes in the country, at $4.35 a pack. Residents of NYC must also pay an extra $1.50 per...
  • BREAKING: New York State Senate Defeats ‘Dream Act’ Financial Aid for Illegal Aliens

    03/17/2014 5:33:31 PM PDT · by montag813 · 34 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 03-17-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Protesters demanding passage of a financial aid bill for illegal aliens students in New York State.- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsLegislators stunned the pundits this evening by defeating a $200 million taxpayer giveaway to illegal aliens students in New York's Senate, which had the strong support of Governor Andrew Cuomo. The 'DREAM Act' was defeated by a 30-29 vote in the state Senate just minutes ago in Albany.
  • Gay Activists Target St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/17/2014 7:07:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 17, 2014 | Matthew Hennessey
    If you’ve never been to the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, better put it on your calendar for next year. That is, if there is a next year. Time could be running out on the world’s biggest celebration of all things Irish. Why? Because the parade’s organizers have for two decades steadfastly refused to allow gay and lesbian organizations to march under banners trumpeting their sexual orientation. The city’s self-appointed guardians of human rights long ago declared this policy exclusionary and intolerant. But, unlike in previous decades, the effort to paint the parade and its organizers...
  • Woman Finds Huge Silverfish Bug in Soup Served in New York Restaurant

    03/15/2014 11:57:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | |March 14, 2014 | Will Lerner
    It’s been a rough week in terms of eaters finding disgusting things in their food. There was Jon Hughes of North Wales, who found a dead shrew inside his bag of potato chips , and Robin Sandusky of New York who found a lizard’s head and arm inside her salad . Making this a trifecta is Natalie Estrella, who found a large, disgusting bug in her soup from a New York restaurant, as WPIX 11 News reports. After finding the bug (and taking a picture), she alerted her waiter. The waiter took the soup away and disposed of the bug,...
  • Mali National Arraigned in 2000 Killing of American Diplomat in Niger

    03/14/2014 1:57:48 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | March 13, 2014 | By Adam Goldman
    "Mali national arraigned in 2000 killing of American diplomat in Niger" 

  • 9/11 Plotter Released in Syria Prisoner Exchange

    03/11/2014 4:17:14 AM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies
    AL-MONITOR.com ^ | Posted March 10, 2014 | Author John Rosenthal
    "9/11 plotter released in Syria prisoner exchange" SNIPPET: "The al-Qaeda recruiter reputed to have assembled the so-called Hamburg Cell, which planned and largely carried out the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington, has been set free in a prisoner exchange between rebel and regime forces in Syria. Islamist rebel group Ahrar al-Sham has secured the release of 9/11 plotter and alleged al-Qaeda core member Mohammed Haydar Zammar, adding to concerns about the composition of the Islamic Front. A naturalized German citizen of Syrian origin, Mohammed Haydar Zammar left Germany shortly after the attacks and traveled to Morocco, where he was reportedly...
  • Pastor's AR-15 assault rifle giveaway creates controversy [ In protest of the NY Safe Act ]

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

    03/05/2014 1:51:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 3/4/14 | Peter Burke
    west Boca Raton man is making no apologies for flying a Ku Klux Klan flag and confederate flag outside his mobile home. "As many people know, the white families are producing less children because the father and mother work and you have interracial marriages and gay marriages, so there are less and less white children being born every day," the man, who would only identify himself as Mr. Hayes, told Local 10's Roger Lohse. "So we're against that." Hayes said he started flying the KKK flag a couple weeks ago and posted a sign seeking new members. He claims so...
  • Buffalo’s New Bishop Confronts Politician’s Duplicity on Abortion

    03/04/2014 2:14:30 PM PST · by NYer · 17 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 4, 2014 | Anne Hendershott
    Faithful Catholics in Buffalo were discouraged to read in their local paper late last month that their allegedly pro-life Catholic senator Tim Kennedy (D-63rd District) intends to vote in favor of New York’s Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo’s expansion of abortion in the State. Kennedy won his seat in 2010 by running as a pro-life candidate ousting then-Senator Bill Stachowski—a Democrat with a strong pro-life record.Claiming that his position on abortion has “evolved” after much thought and prayer, Kennedy joins a long list of self-described Catholic politicians like Governor Cuomo himself who claim that they are “personally opposed to abortion,”...
  • (Socialist) De Blasio starts his war on charter schools

    02/28/2014 2:46:58 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/27/14 | Frank Rosario, Carl Campanile
    Mayor de Blasio brought down the hammer Thursday on three charter schools operated by his nemesis Eva Moskowitz, leaving hundreds of kids without classrooms this fall. “This has to be the saddest day for the Success Academy’s children, family, teachers, school leaders,” Moskowitz said after meeting with stunned charter parents in Harlem. “Right now, our kids are being evicted. Evicted out of their school. It’s wrong and we need an explanation. You’re going to have to ask Mayor de Blasio what the motivations are for a decision that will hurt so many children now and, frankly, forever.”
  • New York McDonald’s Manager Buys Food for Firefighters; Terminated Next Day

    02/27/2014 9:25:57 PM PST · by AuditTheFed · 39 replies
    Fox News Examiner on Top Right News ^ | February 21, 2014 | Kevin Fobbs
    by Susan Frommer | Top Right NewsKindness and consideration is something to be admired especially when helping firefighters who have spent hours in subzero weather battling a local fire.  So when McDonald’s Manager Heather Levia saw a way to help them by donating food and paying for it out of her own pocket for them, being fired never occurred to her.  But that is exactly what followed for the New York former manager at an Olean, NY McDonalds, according to Fox 44. Total disbelief is one of the motions that had to have come across the young woman’s face when her...
  • Video: New York small business owner on expansion, job creation: “It’s just not worth it”

    02/27/2014 11:39:47 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/27/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Quick — someone check to see if the Koch Brothers have bought Time Warner Cable News! Harry Reid needs to know, after all, because all of these “horror stories” about ObamaCare are just lies. Actually, we may need to see if the Kochs have bought all of New York, because small-business owners are discovering that Reid’s law does anything but “bend the cost curve downward” (via Daniel Halper):CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO ,/H4> “Everything is on hold. We won’t grow. We won’t reach that threshold. It is not worth it for us,” says pet store owner Matt Sames.The reporter...
  • Russia Today: Alarming! NY state steps up surveillance on...kids

    02/24/2014 8:35:58 PM PST · by massmike · 6 replies
    Russia Today on YouTube ^ | February 22, 2014 | Marina Portnaya Russia Today/ Progressive Radio Network
    As the People’s Republic of New York continues to congeal into tyranny, not even 5-year-olds are safe from Big Government intrusion. Unfortunately the sort of people who would put up resistance to government encroachment will be ever more outnumbered as people escape Andrew Cuomo’s statist dystopia in search of freedom, opportunity, and lower taxes.
  • Business Buyers Beware: Gov. Cuomo's "Tax Free" New York TV Pitch is a Con Job

    02/19/2014 2:52:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/19/2014 | Donald Lambro
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is airing TV ads around the country that offer tax-free status for 10 years to new business start-ups entering his state. The ads' claims are deceptive because they come with a lot of government strings attached. You only get a tax cut if you put your business where the state tells you to put it, plus meet other state requirements. Critics say Cuomo's sweeping claims are not what they're cracked up to be. Once again, not unlike President Obama's tax credit proposals, the Democrats think they can dictate the rules that produce successful businesses and...
  • Cuomo Official Reportedly Used His Gun as a Laser Pointer

    02/19/2014 2:39:37 PM PST · by Winged Hussar · 14 replies
    Village Voice ^ | 1/7/2014 | Anna Merlan
    The Cuomo administration has a serious, potentially deadly laser pointer shortage. That's the only way to explain a report from the Albany Times-Union that Jerome Hauer, the state's commissioner of Homeland Security & Emergency Services, used the the laser sight on his handgun as a pointer during a presentation in October, panicking a bunch of foreign delegates from countries where guns are only used for civilized things like shooting people.
  • Cosmetic tweaks to AR-15 thwart New York's 'ban' on assault rifles

    02/14/2014 10:08:43 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/14/2014 | Maxim Lott
    Simple design tweaks are allowing gun makers to get around restrictions New York put in place following the 2012 school shootings in Connecticut, prompting some critics to say the laws were mere window dressing. New York lawmakers passed the SAFE Act last year, and announced with fanfare that it effectively banned the sale of “assault weapons.” But AR-15s, the most popular type of guns often referred to as assault weapons, are sold in Empire State gun shops, freely and legally. The gun is being marketed by Stag Arms as a "New York-compliant AR-15," and features a slightly modified stock and...
  • New York and Boston mayors plan to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over ban on gay marchers

    02/13/2014 12:29:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Pink News ^ | 2/13/14 | Scott Roberts
    The mayors of New York and Boston both plan to snub St Patrick’s Day parades in their respective cities because organisers continue to ban gay people from marching. The Mayor of New York, Bill De Blasio, said he plans to boycott the parade because of the exclusion of LGBT groups. He is the first New York mayor in about 20 years to do so. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has also vowed to boycott the South Boston St Patrick’s Day Parade if organisers do not reconsider allowing members of the LGBT community to march.
  • N.Y. Democrat’s chief of staff said bribery made her ‘hot’

    02/09/2014 4:03:46 PM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/07/14 | Douglas Ernst
    The chief of staff and star witness against a Democratic New York state assemblyman charged with taking bribes from undercover agents was recorded at a restaurant admitting that taking her own illegal payoff didn’t make her feel shame but arousal. “You just, like, made me hot,” said William Boyland Junior’s chief of staff, Ry-Ann Hermon, when an agent gave her a $1,000 payoff at the Blue Water Grill in Manhattan during a recorded 2011 meeting. The audio was played Thursday at Mr. Boyland’s corruption trial in Brooklyn federal court.
  • NY DA fights dismissal in Kerry Kennedy driving case

    02/05/2014 3:46:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/05/14
    WHITE PLAINS, NY — Even if Kerry Kennedy accidentally drugged herself with a sleeping pill before getting in her car, she broke the law if she kept driving after feeling the drug’s effects, prosecutors say. In filings Tuesday, the Westchester County district attorney’s office asked a judge to reject Kennedy’s second attempt to have her drugged-driving case dismissed. Prosecutors said a dismissal would send the wrong message to the public about how “people of wealth and power” are treated. Kennedy is the ex-wife of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the daughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the niece of...
  • ‘I slugged 78-year-old woman in self-defense’

    01/30/2014 2:58:00 AM PST · by Libloather · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/29/14 | Josh Saul
    An unhinged Brooklyn man accused of punching seven women — including a 78-year-old — in brutal “knockout” attacks last year told cops he attacked six of them in “self-defense,” and hit another woman because she almost made him spill his Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, court papers revealed Wednesday. Barry Baldwin, 35, hit the women in seven separate attacks in Canarsie and Midwood between Nov. 7 and Dec. 27, court papers state. His Jan. 3 arrest came in the midst of a slew of possible “knockout game” attacks — in which innocent people are sucker-punched by thrill-seeking punks — including multiple attacks...
  • Congressman Threatens to Throw Reporter Off Balcony - on Camera

    01/29/2014 6:31:17 AM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 36 replies
    Yahoo News - ABC ^ | 29 January 2014 | Abby Phillip
    Rep. Michael Grimm, R-N.Y., threatened to "break" a local reporter in half and throw him off the balcony in the Capitol rotunda during a post-State of the Union interview turned toxic. Grimm, who is under federal investigation over his 2010 campaign financing, refused to answer a question from NY1 reporter Michael Scotto about the investigation. But as the cameras continued rolling, Grimm returned to physically confront Scotto, and according to a transcript posted by NY1, threatened him. "Let me be clear to you, you ever do that to me again I'll throw you off this f***ing balcony," Grimm says.After several...
  • Message to New Yorkers: If the Governor Kicks You Out, You’re Welcome in Oklahoma

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

    01/20/2014 3:44:03 AM PST · by markomalley · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/20/2014 | David Lawrence
    I am watching them take my country from me -- the Obamas, the de Blasios, the Holders, the generic Democrats with their imaginary sincerity and their simplistic complaints about income inequality. As if excellence and the ability to earn are wicked traits. In the meantime, Obama and his ilk are living pretty well. They are not sleeping in boxes on cold urban streets. Like thieves in the night, they try to steal the votes from the poor so that they can live even richer lifestyles. They pretend to identify with the middle class, as if their lifestyles and prestige even...
  • Democrats’ Failure Factories

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

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

    01/21/2014 7:32:18 AM PST · by WXRGina · 7 replies
    American Clarion ^ | January 21, 2014 | Gina Miller
    While we are not surprised at any outrageous thing liberals say, it is becoming increasingly disturbing how brazen they now are in their un-American pronouncements. This past Friday the Democrat Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, flatly declared that people who hold conservative views on life, guns and homosexuality have no place in New York. He called these views “extreme.” This is the governor of a state in America, not a member of the lunatic fringe Left on MSNBC. Well, he may be a member of the lunatic fringe Left, but he is—sadly—still a governor! The New York Post reported...
  • New York about to become conservative-free?

    01/21/2014 2:31:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 1-21-2014 | Sally Zelikovsky
    "Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves," he said. "Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that's who they are and they're the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are." Cuomo can walk this statement back all he wants, but the fact is, when liberals speak off the cuff and let their guard down -- without the protection that comes from teleprompters and prepared speeches -- they speak their...
  • Sean Hannity to Leave New York After Andrew Cuomo's Anti-Conservative Rant [w/audio]

    01/20/2014 5:40:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 124 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 1-20-2014 | Jeffrey Poor
    “Now I want to tell you something – I was born and raised in New York,” Hannity said. “I want you to know that and I can’t wait to get out of here. I really can’t. I don’t want to pay their 10-percent state tax anymore. I live in the second-highest property taxed county in the entire country in Nassau County. I can’t wait to sell my house to somebody who wants it. I can’t wait to pay no state income tax down in Florida or Texas. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m leaning Florida because I like the water...
  • Cuomo to Catholics: You’re Not Welcome in NY

    01/19/2014 6:34:38 PM PST · by NYer · 58 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | January 19, 2014 | George J. Marlin
    Editor’s Note: On Sundays we usually try to focus on spiritual matters, but this column deals with such a direct and serious threat that we thought it urgent to bring it to you today. – Robert Royal    I was born in New York State and have lived here for more than 61 years. During that time I have paid plenty in state and local taxes and have served the public in a number of capacities including two terms as Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.I am also a Catholic and a member of...
  • No Place for Dissent in Andrew Cuomo's New York

    01/18/2014 9:44:22 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/17/14 | Michael Filozof
    In a media interview Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo tagged his opponents as "extreme conservatives" and said that they "have no place in New York." Who are these "extreme conservatives?" Opponents of gun control, abortion, and homosexual marriage, that's who: "The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act... Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that's who they are and they're the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the State of New York,...
  • Andrew Cuomo: Pro-Life People “Have No Place in the State of New York”

    01/17/2014 7:36:38 PM PST · by NYer · 208 replies
    Life News ^ | January 17, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York has already proven himself to be one of the most pro-abortion politicians in the country. He’s repeatedly pushed a bill that would make the state that has some of the highest abortion rates in the nation further down the road of unlimited abortions.Now, Cuomo has said that pro-life people have no business living in the state. If the governor has any interest in pursuing national office with a potential Democratic presidential campaign, he’s definitely lost the majority of the country that appreciates the right to life of unborn babies.But maybe Cuomo is doing the...
  • Ex-Pratt Worker Allegedly Tried To Ship F-35 Files To Iran

    01/16/2014 9:30:03 AM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 17 replies
    The Hartford Courant (CT) ^ | January 13, 2014 | BRIAN DOWLING
    Pratt & Whitney said Monday it is cooperating with authorities after federal agents arrested a former employee for trying to ship documents to Iran related to the U.S. military's Joint Strike Fighter aircraft. The East Hartford defense contractor, the sole manufacturer of the aircraft's engine, declined to comment on how Mozaffar Khazaee, 59, slipped thousands of pages of documents, diagrams, blueprints and technical manuals out the door before he was laid off in August along with hundreds of other employees. Federal authorities arrested Khazaee at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey on Thursday before he could board a plane...
  • Bill Owens to Retire From Congress (liberal republican Scozzafava endorsed, remember?)

    01/14/2014 10:19:20 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 1/14/14 | Abby Livingston
    Updated 12:30 PM | Rep. Bill Owens, D-N.Y., announced Tuesday that he will retire from Congress after just two full terms. “After careful thought and consideration, I have decided not to seek re-election for the 21st Congressional District this November,” he wrote in a news release. “It has truly been a privilege to serve, and I plan on continuing to work for a brighter future for the region.” Owens faced a somewhat competitive race against former Bush White House staffer Elise Stefanik. Republicans view the now-open seat in upstate New York as a potential pickup opportunity in 2014. In 2012,...
  • Forget Christie; Let's Talk about Big Fat Traffic Jams: NY/NJ always treat drivers with contempt

    01/12/2014 7:01:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/12/2014 | Selwyn Duke
    One unmentioned irony of the Chris Christie road-revenge scandal is that the powers-that-be finally found a traffic jam they didn't like. Now, don't get me wrong, having always lived in the NY metropolitan area and often having wanted to split a vein while in the midst of the NY/NJ road experience, I think that anyone who purposely exacerbates traffic problems should be confined to a small cell and forced to listen 24/7/365 to Nancy Pelosi's nails-on-blackboard speeches. But I have to tell you: it has always seemed that NY and NJ public officials have utter disregard - if not contempt...
  • Florida to Pass New York State's Population

    01/09/2014 10:33:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 01/03/2014 | MIKE SCHNEIDER
    Sometime this year, Florida will surpass New York in population, becoming the nation's third-most populous state, and sun-seeking seniors are not driving the growth. The milestone is validation of the increasing influence of the Sunshine State as it approaches being home to 20 million residents. Once Florida passes New York, only California and Texas will have more people. "Florida is kind of an icon of the 21st century in terms of the shifting population and the growing role Latin America is playing in transforming the country," said James Johnson, a business professor at the University of North Carolina. "I think...
  • Handgun used as laser pointer by state official reportedly rattles foreign delegates

    01/06/2014 8:50:52 AM PST · by MikeJ · 33 replies
    The Times Union ^ | 1/6/2014 | James Odato
    [...] These officials, one of whom claimed to be an eyewitness, said that three Swedish emergency managers in the delegation were rattled when the gun's laser tracked across one of their heads before Hauer found the map of New York, at which he wanted to point. Hauer, commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, was disabled by a stroke a few years ago and can be unsteady. He isn't a law enforcement official. He carries the loaded 9-millimeter Glock in a holster into state buildings, an apparent violation of state law barring state employees from bringing weapons...
  • Outrage In Westchester: Nativity Scene Vandalized

    12/31/2005 11:32:36 PM PST · by presidio9 · 101 replies · 1,541+ views
    WCBS TV NY ^ | Dec 30, 2005
    Father Peter Pomposello holds a decapitated baby Jesus as he talks about the vandalism of the nativity scene outside Saints John and Paul Catholic Church. "It's not only theft, it's not just vandalism," Father Pomposello says. "It has, really, all the marks of a bias crime." Baby Jesus is now missing his head, hands and his left toes. The vandals also stole four sheep. "This is an image of the whole Christmas season," Pomposello said. "As Christians we venerate the baby Jesus this season. This was part of the procession for midnight mass and for the vigil mass on Christmas....
  • Judge: No Nativity Scene Displays in NYC Schools

    02/18/2004 4:26:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 28 replies · 797+ views
    NY Newsday ^ | 02.18.04
    <p>A federal judgeon Wednesday backed the city's Department of Education, ruling that the display of the nativity scene, unlike Christmas trees and menorahs, was not secular and has no place in classrooms.</p> <p>Judge Charles Sifton in Brooklyn dismissed the lawsuit brought forth by Andrea Skoros, 34, of College Point, saying the city's holiday displays policy banning non-secular symbols from schools did not violate her right to free exercise of religion.</p>
  • Federal judge upholds majority of SAFE Act [Law is likely to face further challenges]

    01/01/2014 3:51:01 AM PST · by newyorkcityguns · 16 replies
    The Buffalo News ^ | 12/31/2012 | Phil Fairbanks
    Gun control advocates won a major victory Tuesday, but the fight over New York’s SAFE Act is far from over. An appeal of Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny’s decision upholding most of the new law is all but guaranteed. And that appeal may come from supporters of the law, as well. “I think there’s going to be appeals on both sides,” said Brian T. Stapleton, a lawyer for the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, one of the groups fighting the law. Stapleton’s prediction is based on Skretny’s decision to uphold two key elements of the law,...
  • Tougher N.Y. gun law leads to end of AR-15 sales, rise in felony cases

    12/30/2013 2:08:36 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 34 replies
    ALBANY – Nearly a year after passage of the state’s new gun law, dealer sales of popular AR-15 semiautomatic rifles have ended in New York, and arrest data shows that more than 1,000 gun-possession charges in New York City were boosted from misdemeanors to felonies because of the changes. Meanwhile, 59 people have been charged statewide with misdemeanors for possessing large-capacity magazines or having more than seven bullets loaded in a magazine, both outlawed by the law passed last January in the aftermath of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn. A report from the Division of Criminal Justice Services shows...