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  • Kachalsky v. Cacace - Oral Arguments Before The 2nd Circuit Court Of Appeals (NY carry case)

    09/11/2012 2:01:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Kachalsky v. Cacace was the second case filed by the Second Amendment Foundation after their Supreme Court win in McDonald. It challenged the State of New York's requirement to show "good cause" before the issuance of a carry permit. Judge Cathy Seibel using intermediate scrutiny found for the defendants and against the plaintiffs saying that the State of New York had an important governmental interest in regulating carry. She also said that the Second Amendment protections as affirmed in Heller only applied to "hearth and home." Alan Gura filed a notice of appeal on September 12, 2011 to the 2nd...
  • Mets Honor a Longtime Rival, Who Returns the Love

    09/08/2012 9:03:54 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 20 replies
    The NY Times. ^ | September 7, 2012 | KEN BELSON
    <p>Chipper Jones said he was asked the other day how he would feel about himself if he were a Mets fan. “I would respect the body of work,” Jones said, “but I would hate his guts.”</p> <p>Chipper Jones received a brief standing ovation at the start of his farewell visit to Queens.</p>
  • Chairman Long Writes Speaker Boehner on Wendy Long (Chairman gives Boehner the "what for")

    09/02/2012 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Sun · 33 replies
    Livingston Conservative ^ | August 31, 2012 | Staff
    The following is the text of a letter sent to US House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, on August 31, by the Conservative Party of New York State Chairman Michael R. Long: Dear Speaker Boehner: snip New York State, in 2010, delivered more new GOP Congressmen to you than any other state in our Nation. They helped you become the Majority Leader and this year will help keep the GOP Majority in the House, in fact may even be part of giving you a bigger majority. Why would you say there is "no significant US Senate race underway" when we...
  • Victor Rod and Gun Club hosts NRA's 'Women On Target'

    09/02/2012 5:50:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    mpnnow.com ^ | 31 August, 2012 | Melody Burri
    Victor, N.Y. — Even though it was Jill Marks’ first time shooting a gun, she turned out to be a natural. The Victor resident was one of about 36 enthusiasts ranging in age from 16-67 who attended Women on Target, a National Rifle Association ladies-only clinic hosted by the Victor Rod and Gun Club on Saturday, Aug. 25. They came with all levels of experience and skill from all over the northeast: Syracuse, Prattsburg, Buffalo, and even Boston. “It’s pretty awesome,” said Marks. “We spent all morning learning about the guns and how they work, and learning about the different...
  • Shot Bystander Defends NYPD in Empire State Shooting

    08/29/2012 6:19:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    nbcnewyork.com ^ | Gus Rosendale
    One of the nine bystanders hit by gunfire when police shot and killed Jeffrey Johnson near the Empire State Building last week says an inch probably made the difference between life and death for him. In his first television interview Tuesday, Alberto Ramos of the Bronx told NBC 4 New York he was shot through his left foot, and that a bullet also came close to hitting his head.
  • Gun ID legislation may trigger exodus of gunmakers Remington, Colt

    08/28/2012 2:10:15 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 50 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | August 28, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    Two venerable American gun manufacturers — Remington and Colt — could head for the West their weapons helped win if New York and Connecticut force them to implement microstamping technology. Microstamping, or ballistic imprinting, is a patented process that uses laser technology to engrave a tiny marking of the make, model and serial number on the tip of a gun’s firing pin to allow an imprint of that information on spent cartridge cases. Supporters of the technology say it will be a “game changer,” allowing authorities to quickly identify the registered guns used in crimes. Opponents claim the process is...
  • Anti-gunners skipping the important facts, naturally(Empire shooting)

    08/27/2012 5:41:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 August, 2012 | Dave Workman
    In their zeal to exploit Friday’s shooting near the Empire State Building in New York City, anti-gunners are deliberately overlooking some facts and adding their own agenda items instead. Kudos to the Seattle Times for not picking up on the rhetoric in its selection of stories about the incident to publish. Then, again, one might wonder if the Times is just playing down the event because the “mass shooting” that had initially been reported now has been revealed to have been caused by police gunfire, not dead gunman Jeffrey T. Johnson. His pistol was an old Star .45-caliber semi-auto, a...
  • NY Senator Says She Expects to be Arrested (RAT Shirley Huntley)

    08/25/2012 7:07:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 8/25/12 | Michael Gormley
    NY Senator Says She Expects to be ArrestedState Sen. Shirley Huntley from Queens is facing New York City Councilman James Sanders Jr. in a tough Sept. 13 Democratic primary. By Michael Gormley | Saturday, Aug 25, 2012 | Updated 6:46 PM EDT A veteran New York state senator said Saturday that she expects to be arrested Monday in the state's continuing investigation into the use of pork-barrel grants by legislators. Sen. Shirley Huntley, a Queens Democrat, didn't indicate what the charge against her might be. Huntley founded a nonprofit social service and education group that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is...
  • NYPD: Ricochets Wounded Bystanders in Jeffrey Johnson Shooting(Video of shooting at site)

    08/25/2012 7:11:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 25 August, 2012 | Robert Farago
    The security cam video of Jeffrey Johnson’s final moments have hit the ‘net. At the same time ABC is reporting that “[Jeffrey Johnson] was cut down in a hail of 16 bullets that left Johnson riddled with 10 bullet holes.” Sixteen (shots fired) minus 10 (bullet holes in the perp) leaves six (rounds). How did police fire wound nine bystanders? “Some of the 10 bullet holes were exit wounds, authorities said.” Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne added that it was “very likely” all nine bystanders were “hit by police gunfire or ricochets or fragments from the planters that were hit...
  • Gun store owner receives damages(NY)

    08/24/2012 8:23:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    theislandnow.com ^ | 23 August, 2012 | RICHARD TEDESCO
    A man who owns gun stores in Garden City Park and Seaford was awarded $5 in a federal jury verdict last Wednesday that found his business suffered monetary damages from a wrongful arrest by the Nassau County Police for reckless endangerment in 2008. Belmore resident Martin Tretola was awarded $3 million in compensatory damages and $2 million in punitive damages last week by a federal jury in Central Islip, according to court records. He was arrested on June 1, 2008 for allegedly maintaining an illegal firing range near a natural gas line at T&T Gunnery on 3778 Merrick Road in...
  • Letter: Keep McDonald doing good work (Sen. McDonald R. voted for gay marriage in NY)

    08/19/2012 4:21:42 PM PDT · by Sun · 15 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | August 19, 2012 | Gordon Boyd
    Republicans and Conservatives looking for a truly pro-family candidate on Primary Day, Thursday, Sept. 13, will vote for Roy McDonald. Sen. McDonald is not only the proven friend of families in our community, he is the No. 1 leader whose dedication and vision have helped our families to a better life. snip As senator, Roy has continued his dedication to the well-being of families, especially by sponsoring and seeing approved major legislation to assist individuals with disabilities. Sen. Roy McDonald has been doing right by our community, our families, for a long time. Let’s keep him on the job.
  • All in the Rivera family (sex-starved latina pol gets "pumped"-- sends taxpayers the bill)

    08/18/2012 9:13:07 AM PDT · by Liz · 31 replies
    NY POST ^ | 8/14/12 | NY POST EDITORIAL
    State Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera (D-Bronx, NY) Rivera filed state papers listing her boy-toy Tommy Torres as her full-time "community-relations director" collecting a weekly $1,100 govt paycheck. BUT DOE records list Torres as a “full-time” Brooklyn public school gym teacher.....
  • State Senator Malcolm Smith: An Illegal Gun Should Cost You 8 Years In Prison. About That...(NY)

    08/17/2012 5:17:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    villagevoice.com ^ | 16 August, 2012 | James King
    As it currently stands, anyone caught with an illegal gun in New York is looking at a maximum of two years in prison. Two years, apparently, is chump change -- according to Democratic state Senator Malcolm Smith, anyway, who now wants to up the ante for those busted with less-than-legal firearms. "We believe the message that that sends to those who have illegal guns is 'I can go away for a year, maybe two years. I'll come back on good behavior in a year and I have a badge of honor," Smith said at a press conference this afternoon. If...
  • NYC, “Safest Big City,” Systematically Falsifying Crime Statistics

    08/13/2012 9:40:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 13 August, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    Every gun controller’s favorite Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, is awfully proud of his city’s crimefighting record. He never misses a chance to tell someone holding a mic that New York is the safest big city in the country. And he usually trots this claim out following a gang-related shooting or when a cop takes a bullet in the line of duty. Right after first decrying the prevalence of guns in America, that is . . . In fact, Hizzoner practically busted his buttons during last weekend’s National Night Out, blowing the New York safety horn yet again. nypost.com has the quote:...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand Votes To Kick New York Seniors Off Medicare Advantage

    08/12/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT · by Sun · 12 replies
    New York State Republican Party ^ | March 25, 2010 | Alex Carey
    “With Kirsten Gillibrand’s vote, millions of seniors are now in danger of losing their Medicare Advantage coverage as part of the $529 billion in Medicare cuts contained in the Democrats’ bill,” said National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) spokesman Brian Walsh. “Clearly, President Obama, Kirsten Gillibrand, and the Democrats in Washington didn’t mean it when they promised Americans ‘if you like your current plan, you can keep it.’” “Senator Gillibrand has betrayed New York seniors, first by voting for a bill with more than $500 billion in Medicare cuts, then by rejecting the opportunity to protect New Yorkers from losing their...
  • US Senate Candidates To Debate Live On YNN And NY1

    08/09/2012 9:53:44 PM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies
    YNN ^ | August 7, 2012 | Michael Johnson
    We here at Capital Tonight are proud to announce that YNN and NY1 will be hosting a debate between US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Republican challenger Wendy Long. Both candidates have agreed to a live hour long debate at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs on Wednesday, October 17th that will air on both YNN and NY1 reaching almost the entire state. The debate will be co-hosted by our very own Liz Benjamin and by NY1′s Political Anchor Errol Louis. The format will be similar to the one we have used in the past, including the GOP primary debate we did...
  • NYC Mayor Blows Up At Reporter Over Gun Control Question (VIDEO)(laugh till you barf)

    08/08/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wpix.com ^ | 6 August, 2012 | MARY MURPHY
    QUEENS, NY (PIX11)— Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City may be taking a national stand against gun violence--but he apparently can't stand local, television reporters who challenge him on a city policy involving NYPD "shell casings." The Mayor got testy with yours truly--Mary Murphy--when I questioned him Monday about the June sale of 28-thousand pounds of spent, shell casings from the NYPD's firing range in the Bronx….to an ammunition dealer in Georgia. Bloomberg explained that competitive bidding allows anyone to buy scrap metal--and he suspects "some bullet manufacturer probably bought some to say, 'Gotcha'". The mayor has angered many...
  • Teachers Unions Go to Bat for Sexual Predators

    07/30/2012 7:28:38 AM PDT · by Qbert · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 29, 2012 | Campbell Brown
    By resisting almost any change aimed at improving our public schools, teachers unions have become a ripe target for reformers across the ideological spectrum. Even Hollywood, famously sympathetic to organized labor, has turned on unions with the documentary "Waiting for 'Superman'" (2010) and a feature film, "Won't Back Down," to be released later this year. But perhaps most damaging to the unions' credibility is their position on sexual misconduct involving teachers and students in New York schools, which is even causing union members to begin to lose faith. In the last five years in New York City, 97 tenured teachers...
  • Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals

    07/29/2012 3:10:08 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 104 replies
    Bloomberg’s pro-breast-feeding initiative to lock away baby formula at 27 hospitals By MARY KAY LINGE Last Updated: 5:52 AM, July 29, 2012 Posted: 11:19 PM, July 28, 2012 The nanny state is going after moms. Mayor Bloomberg is pushing hospitals to hide their baby formula behind locked doors so more new mothers will breast-feed. Starting Sept. 3, the city will keep tabs on the number of bottles that participating hospitals stock and use — the most restrictive pro-breast-milk program in the nation. Under the city Health Department’s voluntary Latch On NYC initiative, 27 of the city’s 40 hospitals have also...
  • Mystery of the Beast of the East River.

    07/26/2012 11:45:20 AM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 29 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | July 25, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Dubbed the 'Manhattan monster', a horrifying mystery creature with a mutilated face, snarling snout and five toes on each foot has washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge, perplexing New Yorkers. Amateur photographer Denise Ginley snapped the ghoulish pink carcass while walking along the East River on Sunday and the grisly images, first published by The Gothamist on Monday, have sparked an array of conspiracy theories as to whether it is a giant water-logged rodent, a cooked pig that a family couldn't fit in, a ballooned dog or some other, more sinister, being. 'We were horrified by it and we took...
  • Wendy Long Wins Senate Primary in N.Y.

    06/27/2012 1:40:23 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 26, 2012 | Michael Warren
    Wendy Long, a Manhattan lawyer, activist, and former Supreme Court clerk, is projected to win the Republican nomination for Senate in New York. With over half of all precincts reporting, Long has won 55 percent of the vote, while Congressman Bob Turner has 34 percent and Nassau County comptroller George Maragos has 11 percent.
  • Law Enforcement Responds, Nanny Bloomberg Walks Back ‘Police Strike’ Comment

    07/25/2012 2:40:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 8 replies
    TammyBruce ^ | July 24, 2012
    A law enforcement professional responds to Bloomie’s stupid observation that police should go on strike until gun laws are changed. Rebuttal To Mayor Bloomberg …On the Piers Morgan Tonight show, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers across America go on strike and refuse to protect people until more gun control laws are enacted. The first time I read that my brain skipped a moment, I blinked and then I went back and read it again. NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that police officers across America go on strike and refuse to protect people until more gun control laws...
  • Victim in Chinatown Muder Helping Cops From Beyond the Grave, Daughter Says

    07/23/2012 12:42:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | July 20, 2012 | Serena Solomon
    The elderly woman gunned down in an an execution-style murder in Chinatown last month is trying to help police find her killer from beyond the grave, her daughter said at an emotional funeral Thursday. The daughter of Xiao Ling Li, 70, who police believe was an innocent bystander caught up in a gangland-style killing meant to take down the woman she worked for, said she believes her mother is doing everything possible to get justice. "[I] believe my mother will help from the grave," said Xu Yin, 40, who flew from China to be present at her mother's funeral at...
  • NY cop shoots and kills son in hotel, troopers say

    07/22/2012 2:07:24 PM PDT · by mikrofon · 24 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/21/2012 | AP
    OLD FORGE, N.Y. (AP) — State troopers say a police officer in New York shot and killed his son, mistaking him for an intruder.Troopers say Parry Police Department Officer Michael Leach called 911 to report the shooting early Saturday. He was staying at the Clark Beach Motel and shot someone he believed to be an intruder. But the man turned out to be his 37-year-old son, Matthew Leach, according to the Syracuse Post-Standard (http://tinyurl.com/cdqn92c ).Troopers say Leach used his department-issued .45-caliber Glock handgun in the shooting. He was hospitalized after the shooting.The investigation is continuing.
  • DA's disturbing report on ATF agent's death

    07/17/2012 4:11:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    newsday.com ^ | 16 July, 2012 | JOYE BROWN
    The Nassau County district attorney's office report on the shooting death of John Capano is the first official account of what happened the afternoon the federal Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives special agent died. The report is raw and it is disturbing: Capano, we learn, was killed after a retired Nassau County police lieutenant who owned a deli three doors down from the Seaford pharmacy jumped on Capano's back and -- believing the ATF agent had fired a gun near the deli owner's head -- "put his gun to the agent's rib cage and fired." We learn that there were...
  • Couple handcuffed, jailed for dancing on subway platform: lawsuit (New York City)

    07/08/2012 4:40:57 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | july 8, 2012 | KATHIANNE BONIELLO
    First smoking, then soda — now there’s no dancing in New York City. Caroline Stern, 55, and her boyfriend George Hess, 54, claim they were handcuffed for having happy feet on the platform of the Columbus Circle subway station — and spent 23 hours in custody as a result. “I’m a dentist, and I’m 55, and I got arrested for dancing,” Stern told The Post. “It was absolutely ridiculous that this happened.”
  • (“offensive and inflammatory”) MoveOn apologizes for criticizing New York Dem House candidate

    07/07/2012 4:46:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/07/12 | Bernie Becker
    MoveOn apologizes for criticizing New York Dem House candidateBy Bernie Becker - 07/07/12 12:50 PM ET A prominent liberal group is apologizing for what it calls “offensive and inflammatory” criticisms of a recent Democratic congressional candidate. MoveOn had called Charles Barron, a candidate for a seat in Brooklyn, “unfit to serve” in advance of a June 26 primary. The grassroots group detailed a string of Barron’s inflammatory comments in an email to supporters before the primary, but now says that was the sort of divisive attack the group should avoid. “The email was all too reminiscent of the kind of...
  • British jiu-jitsu expert grabs Central Park 'snatcher' before New Yorkers could lay a hand on him

    07/07/2012 5:03:56 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2012 | BILL SANDERSON
    A tough-as-nails jiu-jitsu expert made such quick work of a purse snatcher in Central Park Thursday, a group of other would-be crime-stoppers could only stand by and watch his martial artistry. Gaston Cavalleri, a 32-year-old British tourist, used his skills to hold 16-year-old accused crook Charles Williams until cops came. Unfortunately for Williams, Cavalleri had studied jiu-jitsu at one of the world’s best schools in Brazil — meaning he needed about as much help as Batman would have needed from a group of Gothamites.
  • The Rangel Bungle (Botched NY primary exemplifies how American elections are amateurishly run)

    07/06/2012 6:39:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/06/2012 | John Fund
    The near-meltdown in the vote count for the New York Democratic primary featuring scandal-tarred congressman Charlie Rangel should serve as a warning siren about what could happen in this November’s national election. It’s not just voter fraud we have to worry about. Sometimes it’s hard to tell where the fraud ends and the incompetence begins. The Rangel fiasco reminds us that the United States has, as Walter Dean Burnham, the nation’s leading political scientist, put it, “the developed world’s sloppiest election systems.” And New York City is no unsophisticated backwater. The troubles in the Rangel race began on Election Night,...
  • Stony Point Resident Shoots Black Bear During Family Barbecue (NY)

    07/02/2012 6:14:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    patch.com ^ | 30 June, 2012 | Julia Halewicz
    A Stony Point resident hosting a family barbecue shot a black bear he deemed a threat to his guests when the bear would not leave his property Saturday afternoon. The incident took place at approximately 1 p.m. at 567 Willow Grove Road, Stony Point Police Sgt. John Wood told Patch. Guests, including children, were outside when the bear came onto the property and at the time of the shooting, but police did not know how many. "The bear came onto his property in close proximity to his guests and was not shooing away," said Sgt. Wood. "He took matters into...
  • Passing Bill for Fifth Time Requiring Microstamping of Handguns(NY)

    07/02/2012 5:41:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    patch.com ^ | 1 July, 2012 | Michelle Schimel
    Together with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Codes Committee Chair Joseph Lentol, we announced on June 20 passage of the Crime Gun Identification Act of 2012 that would require all new semiautomatic handguns sold in New York State, by 2014, to be microstamped with a unique code which is transferred to shell casings when the gun is fired. “Microstamping is a technological advancement that will not only help law enforcement officials investigate gun-related crimes, but will also act as a prevention tool to combat gun trafficking and reduce gun violence across New York,” said Silver. “Gun violence has caused great...
  • Mike blasts court decision clearing teen busted with gun in stop-and-frisk(NY)

    07/02/2012 4:12:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 29 June, 2012 | DAVID SEIFMAN, ERIK KRISS and DAN MANGAN
    Mayor Bloomberg yesterday blasted the appeals judges who threw out the case against a 14-year-old punk nabbed with a loaded gun after a routine stop-and-frisk. “I can’t imagine what was going through these three judges’ heads,” Bloomberg fumed about Tuesday’s shocking decision overturning the Family Court conviction of Darryl Craig — whom cops caught carrying a .25-caliber pistol in The Bronx’s Tremont section in February 2010. He was stopped in a high-crime area in the wake of two recent gang shootings. “Here’s a case, as far as we can tell, [of] a police officer doing everything by the book trying...
  • Pls. vote for Wendy Long on June 26 for NY U.S. Senator & here's WHY (a vanity)

    06/22/2012 10:06:14 PM PDT · by Sun · 27 replies
    Did any of you listen to the debate last Sunday, and forum by NewYorkFamilies.org on Thursday, featuring the three NY U.S. senatorial candidates? After listening I will definitely vote for Wendy Long at the primaries this Tuesday. Wendy Long is 100% pro-life, belonged to Americans United for life, pro-Constitution, worked for Justice Clarence Thomas, and much more. While all of the candidates are conservative, Maragos (sadly) has the exceptions on abortion, and according to the NY Post is tight with the NY GOP, which is too "moderate" imo. Turner is a very fine man, but is too open to the...
  • MILLER: Backdoor gun ban

    06/22/2012 3:48:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 21 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Gun grabbers need to be sneaky to accomplish their goals. Their latest trick is to convince anti-gun states to mandate that handguns be microstamp-ready. That means the weapon’s firing pin is redesigned to imprint a code on the primer so that, in theory, it will give law enforcement the ability to identify a specific gun from shell casings left at a crime scene. Like most left-wing endeavors, this one isn’t going to work. That didn’t stop the New York State Assembly on Tuesday from passing a microstamping bill backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael R....
  • Lesbians Sue Catholic Hospital for Denying Spousal Health Care Benefits

    06/20/2012 2:48:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 20, 2012
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York hospital worker and her spouse have filed a lawsuit saying spousal health benefits were denied to the same-sex couple.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan sought past and future health care benefits and a declaration that the Westchester County couple is entitled to the benefits.The lawsuit's plaintiffs remained anonymous. Defendants included Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and St. Joseph's Medical Center. Neither immediately responded to messages for comment. The lawsuit says one of the women works at St. Vincent's Westchester, a division of St. Joseph's. The women's attorney, Randolph McLaughlin, said...
  • Obamacrats Shout Down Children Singing “God Bless the USA” (video)

    06/19/2012 11:39:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies
    A group of Obama Fool-Aid drinkers heckle kids singing a patriotic song in New York City.
  • Grand jury indicts illegal immigrant who allegedly tried to rape and kidnap a 67-year-old woman

    06/18/2012 9:30:14 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    The Saratogian ^ | June 18, 2012 | Staff Report
    Grand jury indicts illegal immigrant who allegedly tried to rape and kidnap a 67-year-old woman in Saratoga Springs BALLSTON SPA — A grand jury has indicted the man accused of trying to rape and kidnap an elderly woman last month in downtown Saratoga Springs, the county’s top prosecutor said Monday. Saratoga County District Attorney James A. Murphy III said Antonio Lopez-Bautista, 18, of South Federal Street in Saratoga Springs was in the country illegally when he allegedly pulled a 67-year-old woman from her car near Congress and South Franklin streets in the early morning hours of May 22 and began...
  • Nanny State (Maryland)

    06/17/2012 8:12:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Maryland Public Policy Institute ^ | June 6, 2012 | Marta Hummel Mossburg
    State police officers routinely scan license plates at toll booths to ensure emissions inspections are up-to-date. Portable cameras fine speeders practically everywhere in the state. In the name of safety, children of all heights and weights are now required to sit in a rear- facing car seat for their first two years, regardless of whether they fit in it. And legislators once again found new and creative ways to tax residents this year, in part by redefining rich. But, relax, the government doesn't control everything in this state ... yet. You can still freely sip sugary soft drinks of any...
  • Bible-college student’s pocketknife spoils trip to New York City

    06/15/2012 6:21:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | 12 June, 2012 | Jeb Phillips
    He has completed the community service, and he has paid the fine. Because of the way that Clayton Baltzer sees the world, he believes this must be part of God’s plan. Still, the Grove City High School graduate now has a New York weapons charge on his record. Baltzer, 19, is a Bible-college student — a camping-ministry major — and took his pocketknife to New York City on a field trip. He did not know about New York’s strict knife laws. He now has some fame among knife-rights advocates because of what happened to him. “I have never been in...
  • Guilderland man pulls out shotgun for self protection(NY)

    06/12/2012 10:12:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wnyt.com ^ | 11 June, 2012 | Beth Wurtmann
    GUILDERLAND - While he doesn't want to reveal his identity, a Guilderland homeowner wanted to send a message about self protection in the home, after an intruder reportedly pounded and yelled outside his door. "I keep replaying it over, why did I open that door?" he said. He wished he'd never opened the door just after four in the morning Sunday, to a man pounding and demanding money. "Starts yelling at him about how he wants money for two kegs of beer that he dropped off earlier that day. Individual knows nothing of this whatsoever. There was no party at...
  • Univ. of Sioux Falls president sues airline(SD)

    06/11/2012 6:21:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 10 June, 2012 | AP
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The president of the University of Sioux Falls is suing Delta Airlines over an incident last fall that ended with him spending a night in a New York jail.
  • NYC Principal Bans 'God Bless the USA' at Kindergarten Graduation, Bieber's 'Baby' OK

    06/10/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    News Buster.org ^ | June 10, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    America really is fading away before our very eyes. A public school principal in New York City has banned kindergartners from singing "God Bless the USA" at their graduation, but according to the New York Post, is allowing them to perform Justin Bieber's "Baby":Her refusal to let students sing “God Bless the USA” at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants. Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony. Five...
  • Mandatory Electronic Taxes Taken Immediately....Instead of Filing as Usual

    06/05/2012 3:23:49 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 33 replies
    6/5/2012 | Me
    Today, the small business I work for received a new NY state MANDATORY tax payment order. We do our taxes quarterly and paid what is owed. We have received notice today since our "taxes" exceed $100,000 on a yearly basis, we are now FORCED to pay these taxes electronically & immediately. We have no choice. I guess NY just can't wait for the check and is therefore seizing it in a nano-second. I personally believe this is extortion. We pay our taxes, on time, always, never had a problem. Now NY state is FORCING us to pay them, electronically, immediately...
  • Sean Hannity Show, "LET FREEDOM RING!" M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,June 4-8, 2012

    06/04/2012 11:27:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    Sean Hannity Show ^ | June 4-8, 2012 | Sean Hannity
    Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From YOU! :)=^..^= Welcome To The Sean Hannity Show Thread! All Posters And Lurkers Are WELCOME! The Show Thread Between EL Rushbo And TGO'S Lounge. Be The First To Post And Win A Sean Hannity Show Thread High Power Blender. Listen To Sean Do Comentary, Talk To Guests And Take Calls From...
  • What’s at Stake in the Belmont

    06/02/2012 2:17:45 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 2, 2012
    The horse racing industry should be deeply shamed that extraordinary security measures had to be ordered to guard horses in next Saturday’s Belmont Stakes from the doping abuses engulfing thoroughbred racing. The horses will be kept in an isolated barn with visitors limited, feed and hay bales checked for drugs, and veterinarians and trainers under daily watch to ensure there is no manipulation of food or medication. If anyone thinks this is an overreaction, they should take a look at the record of Doug O’Neill. He is the trainer of I’ll Have Another, the horse primed for the chance to...
  • Taranto found not guilty(NY shooting)

    06/02/2012 5:05:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    centralny.ynn.com ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Staff
    TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y. -- He never denied shooting his father, but Matthew Taranto said he did it in self defense. And Thursday, more than a month-and-a-half after the bench trial wrapped up, Judge Judith A. Rositer found Taranto not guilty of the crime. The 29-year-old admitted to shooting his father, Sal, in November of 2010 in their Trumansburg basement. But the defense had claimed that Taranto, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and OCD, feared for his life after his father threatened him with a knife and gun.
  • Falsely calling a person 'gay' is not slander, New York court rules

    06/01/2012 2:18:42 PM PDT · by Teflonic · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/1/12 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Falsely calling someone gay is no longer slander, according to a New York court decision, because it is not considered shameful to be homosexual. It is a ruling that has upset gay rights activists who fear that social hostility toward homosexuality remains in many parts of the country. The Appellate Division in Albany on Thursday wiped out decades of rulings, including its own, to say that society no longer treats false comments that someone is gay, lesbian or bisexual as defamation. Without defamation, there is no longer slander, the court ruled. The new case law was set after the court...
  • (New York City) Mayor Bloomberg wants to impose 16-ounce limit on sugar drinks

    05/31/2012 9:37:44 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    ny post ^ | may 31, 2012 | JOSH MARGOLIN and DAVID SEIFMAN
    No more super-sized Cokes. Forget about 64-ounce stomach-busting sodas at KFC. Even 20-ounce Snapples are on Mayor Bloomberg’s latest heath-conscious hit list. In a dramatic move to reduce obesity, the city is going to become the first in the nation to impose a 16-ounce limit on the size of sweetened beverages sold in food establishments that receive letter grades from the Health Department, as well as mobile food carts. The list includes more than 20,000 restaurants, as well as movie theaters, stadiums and arenas. Bloomberg posed for a photo-op yesterday where he used sugar cubes as props to highlight how...
  • Sean Hannity Show,"Let FREEDOM Ring!",M-F,3PM-6PM,EDT,WABC AM,May 29-June 1, 2012

    05/29/2012 11:46:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
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  • U.S. Senate Candidate Wendy Long Stands With Cardinal Dolan (snip) Religious Freedom

    05/27/2012 11:54:52 AM PDT · by Sun · 6 replies
    Wendy Long for New York ^ | May 22, 2012 | Staff
    Calls on Gillibrand to support rights for all New Yorkers New York, New York – U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long stands with Cardinal Dolan, Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon, the University of Notre Dame, and all people of conscience to oppose the Obama administration’s attack on religious liberty, calling on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand to support the rights of all New Yorkers, not just some. While Sen. Gillibrand is relentless in her efforts to extend benefits to certain select groups, she has turned her back on the fundamental freedom of faith and conscience that is protected by the United States...