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  • The Strange Inception of NYC’s Onerous Gun Laws

    07/01/2013 1:28:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    guns.com ^ | 2 January, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Over the past several months, at least four out-of-state concealed carry holders were arrested for carrying handguns in New York City. Unbeknownst to these otherwise law-abiding gun owners, NYC has an extremely tough and unforgiving gun control laws. All of these tourists were caught when they naively sought to check their weapons with security (at an airport, at the Empire State Building, at the 9/11 memorial etc.). So, why is NYC so tough on guns? Why do city officials lack commonsense when it comes to applying the law? Well, to answer these questions it might help to take a brief...
  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    12/26/2012 10:29:02 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 12/26/12
    The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York. In 1911 — in the wake of a notorious Gramercy Park blueblood murder-suicide — Sullivan sponsored the Sullivan Act, which mandated police-issued licenses for handguns and made it a felony to carry an unlicensed concealed weapon. This was the heyday of the pre-Prohibition gangs, roving bands of violent toughs who terrorized ethnic neighborhoods and often fought pitched battles with police. In 1903, the Battle of Rivington Street pitted a...
  • "The Sullivan Act was to protect mobsters and disarm innocent civilians in New York State."

    12/25/2012 9:03:43 AM PST · by virgil283 · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 23 Dec 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Bloomberg and Cuomo come from the jurisdiction where major gun control legislation was established by New York State Democratic Senator Timothy “Big Tim” Sullivan. Sullivan became known as a Tammany Hall crook intent on protecting his mobsters from prosecution and disarming innocent civilians in New York State. The Sullivan Act was passed in 1911 after a murder suicide shooting. The law mandated that New York residents must have police issued licenses for concealed handguns, otherwise it would be considered a felony. In 1903, the Battle of Rivington Street pitted a Jewish gang, the Eastmans, against the Italian Five Pointers. When...
  • "We Want Beer Parade" Vintage Photos - 1932 Prohibition Era Protest in New York City

    12/02/2012 5:56:17 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Retronaut ^ | May 14, 1932 | Retronaut
    "WE WANT BEER PARADE" It was a sign of the times when the Mayor is the one leading protesters down Fifth Avenue. On May 14, 1932 Jimmy Walker, then the Mayor of New York City, organized a daylong “Beer for Taxation” parade (later known as the “We Want Beer” parade) in objection to the Eighteenth Amendment, which prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages.
  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    09/16/2012 10:50:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 15 January, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    <p>These innocents fell afoul of the nation’s toughest gun laws. But few New Yorkers know how those laws came to be.</p> <p>The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol “Big Tim “Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of the gangs of New York.</p>
  • The strange birth of NY’s gun laws

    01/16/2012 2:57:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 15, 2012 | MICHAEL A. WALSH
    Recent months have seen a former Marine from Indiana, a Tea Party activist from California and a nurse from Tennessee all arrested and charged in New York City for possession of firearms they had legal permits to carry back home. All were “nabbed” when they naively sought to check the weapon with security. These innocents fell afoul of the nation’s toughest gun laws. But few New Yorkers know how those laws came to be. The father of New York gun control was Democratic city pol "Big Tim" Sullivan — a state senator and Tammany Hall crook, a criminal overseer of...
  • Re: If a Fraudulent Vote

    12/14/2011 4:23:03 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    The Corner --National Review ^ | 12-14-11 | Michael Walsh
    Christian: I love when the Left tries to claim that voter fraud (which the hacks and non-entities over at Media Mutters conveniently narrowly define) is nearly non-existent. I’ll have more to say on the subject tomorrow in my New York Post column about Eric Holder’s speech last night in Austin, but just for laughs let’s flash back to Big Tim Sullivan (the author, by the way, of New York’s infamous Sullivan Act) as he recounts one of glories of Tammany Hall: election stealing: When you’ve voted ‘em with their whiskers on, you take ‘em to a barber and scrape off...
  • Tammany Hall and ACORN cut from the same cloth

    06/24/2009 6:06:48 PM PDT · by Danae · 264+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 6-24-2009 | Dianna Cotter
    Tammany Hall and its Influence Today In what would become one of the most influential political organizations in American history, Tammany Hall began life as the Tammany Society, founded by William Mooney a Revolutionary War Veteran, on May 12, 1789[i]. Mooney’s creation would become a political powerhouse in New York City and State beginning in the earliest years of the United States. From its founding until it ceased to exist in the 1960’s Tammany Hall shaped New York Politics and profoundly influenced what is today the Democrat Party; its tactics and organizational genius would eventually spread nationwide. Many of the...
  • ACORN is Tammany Hall - the corruption lives on. (Vanity)

    06/18/2009 2:03:16 PM PDT · by Danae · 3 replies · 376+ views
    Myself ^ | 6-18-2009 | Danae
    This is my own Original work, a research Essay I just finished for my History course. Its long, but it ties the corrupt Tammany Hall and ACORN, as well as giving the history of both. Tammany Hall and its Influence Today In what would become one of the most influential political organizations in American history, Tammany Hall began life as the Tammany Society, founded by William Mooney a Revolutionary War Veteran, on May 12, 1789[i]. Mooney’s creation would become a political powerhouse in New York City and State beginning in the earliest years of the United States. From its founding...
  • Obama serves Reid taste of Chicago Way (John Kass)

    01/07/2009 10:33:39 PM PST · by STARWISE · 56 replies · 2,235+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-8-09 | John Kass
    So the Chicago Way hauled off and slapped the U.S. Senate in the face—one of those backhands with the knuckles to unsuspecting lips—and guess who blinked? It wasn't Chicago. It was the Senate. Get used to it, America. And it won't be the last time either. Roland "Tombstone" Burris, the amiable Illinois Democratic political hack who is being called eminently qualified by the national Democrats—perhaps because he's from Illinois and he hasn't been indicted—has almost reached his goal of being addressed as "Yes, sir, Senator." Now Tombstone has President-elect Barack Obama behind him, muscling Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid in...
  • Emanuel to Resign House Seat on Friday

    12/29/2008 1:10:12 PM PST · by STARWISE · 76 replies · 6,415+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12-29-08
    Congressman Rahm Emanuel will resign his congressional seat on Friday in anticipation of joining President-elect Barack Obama's administration. Emanuel delivered the news in an automated call to constituents on Monday. "This is Congressman Rahm Emanuel. As you may have heard, President-elect Obama has asked me to be his new chief of staff and I have accepted this offer. Therefore, in the near future, I will be resigning from Congress. ... I also want you to know, it has been a privilege and an honor to serve as your representative for the last six years," he says in the taped call.
  • (MI) Source: Auto Rescue Deal Reached

    12/12/2008 4:13:50 PM PST · by Kieri · 136 replies · 5,632+ views
    WXYZ Detroit / Channel 7 ^ | 12/11/08 | WXYZ
    WXYZ) Sources tell Action News that the White House and U.S. automakers have reached a deal that could prevent a collapse of the industry. IN THE VIDEO PLAYER ON THE RIGHT, ACTION NEWS REPORTER TOM WAIT SAYS THAT A DEAL HAS BEEN REACHED BUT THAT AN ANNOUNCEMENT WILL NOT COME FRIDAY NIGHT Our source says the agreement with the Bush administration will mirror the bill that passed the House. We do know the White House and officials from GM have been in talks for several hours. The negotiations may also involve the Federal Reserve. President Bush is back in Washington...
  • Feds taped Blagojevich

    12/05/2008 5:31:18 AM PST · by dinoparty · 80 replies · 8,015+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | December 5, 2008 | Jeff Coen
    Federal investigators recently made covert tape recordings of Gov. Rod Blagojevich in the most dramatic step yet in their corruption investigation of him and his administration, the Tribune has learned. As part of this undercover effort, one of the governor's closest confidants and former aides cooperated with investigators, and that assistance helped lead to recordings of the governor and others, sources said. The cooperation of John Wyma, 42, one of the state's most influential lobbyists, is the most stunning evidence yet that Blagojevich's once-tight inner circle appears to be collapsing under the pressure of myriad pay-to-play inquiries. Wyma, Blagojevich's chief...
  • Fed refuses to identify recipients of $2 Trillion

    11/10/2008 6:39:15 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 142 replies · 1,289+ views
    Link only due to FR policy.
  • Obama Paid ACORN $800,000 & Failed to Report

    10/09/2008 9:44:41 PM PDT · by GOPbabe · 75 replies · 5,008+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | August 2008 | David M. Brown
    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/election/s_584284.html
  • McCain, Obama, Lieberman: AYE! to the Bailout

    10/01/2008 6:15:45 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 333 replies · 8,564+ views
    C-SPAN ^ | 2008-10-01
    McCain, Obama, Lieberman, and Biden have voted for the bailout. No word yet on Graham.
  • LIVE Bush to speak on bailout

    09/29/2008 4:32:53 AM PDT · by CE2949BB · 135 replies · 3,360+ views
    President Bush will speak in a few minutes. Get to a TV and watch it, if you have the stomach for it.
  • Leaders plead for a yes today

    09/29/2008 2:01:05 AM PDT · by arista · 32 replies · 1,215+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | September 29, 2008 | Susan Milligan
    WASHINGTON - House and Senate leaders yesterday anxiously pleaded with skeptical lawmakers to accept a bipartisan $700 billion financial bailout plan, saying the package was crucial to calm the markets and stave off what they warned could be the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Failure to approve the package, which bleary-eyed House and Senate negotiators agreed to early yesterday morning, would cause "an event which we don't want to conceive" of, said Senator Judd Gregg, Republican of New Hampshire and a lead negotiator of the package. The House is set to vote on the bill today, and the...
  • Is This What We Want? (Behind the scenes from Rep Gohmert-unbelievable!)

    09/29/2008 3:17:03 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 102 replies · 4,574+ views
    Human Events ^ | 29 September 2008 | Representative Louie Gohmert
    On Friday, September 19, rank and file Republican members of Congress were notified of a conference call that would include Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke. I would never disclose confidences, but it is quite public now that we were told an economic disaster was about to take this country that could be worse than the crash of 1929. Now, that’s a real attention-getter. It sure got mine. My years as a judge force me to demand factual evidence to support expert opinions. The factual evidence was then and is now less than satisfactory. Yes, credit was...
  • Roots of rotten mortgages

    09/29/2008 3:48:08 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 42 replies · 1,446+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | September 29, 2008 | Ralph R. Reiland
    The roots of today's mortgage-based financial crisis can be traced back to the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which Jimmy Carter signed in 1977. Seeking to address complaints from anti-poverty activists and housing advocates about banks allegedly discriminating against minority borrowers and "redlining" inner-city neighborhoods, the CRA decreed that banks had "an affirmative obligation" to meet the credit needs of victims of discrimination in borrowing. To add a government stick to the process, the CRA decreed that federal banking regulators would consider how well banks were doing in meeting the goal of more multiculturalism in loaning when considering requests by banks...
  • Deal Reached on Financial Markets Bailout

    09/28/2008 12:30:41 AM PDT · by xtinct · 186 replies · 4,993+ views
    Breitbart via AP ^ | 9/28/08 | CHARLES BABINGTON and ALAN FRAM
    Due to AP restriction click link
  • Lawmakers Reach Accord on Huge Financial Rescue (ACORN's out)

    09/28/2008 2:15:27 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 71 replies · 2,853+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2008 | Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane
    Lawmakers Reach Accord on Huge Financial Rescue Vote is Imminent on $700 Billion Bailout Plan Congressional leaders and the Bush administration this morning said they had struck an accord to insert the government deeply into the nation's financial markets, agreeing to spend up to $700 billion to relieve Wall Street of troubled assets backed by faltering home mortgages.
  • GOP Seeks Curbs On '527' Groups

    03/16/2006 7:23:51 AM PST · by yoe · 29 replies · 759+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | March 16, 2006 | Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Jonathan Weisman
    House Republican leaders proposed changes in lobbying laws yesterday that would include a crackdown on independent, big-money committees that heavily aided Democrats in the 2004 elections.[snip] Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), recently elected House majority leader, has argued that it is far more important to increase disclosure requirements for lobbyists and lawmakers than to limit their interaction. But in a surprising development yesterday, House GOP leaders decided to try to intervene in a fast-growing sector of campaign finance that has mostly benefited Democratic candidates.[snip] Instead, the groups would be governed by federal campaign finance laws that would restrict such giving...
  • Hispanics for Jorge (George W. Bush)

    11/08/2004 6:10:01 AM PST · by OESY · 14 replies · 1,234+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 8, 2004 | MICHAEL GONZALEZ
    ...But for the Republicans this is unadulterated good news. It vindicates "Jorge" Bush's hunch that aggressively pursuing the Hispanic vote would pay off. His familiarity with Mexican-Americans in Texas formed in him an instinct.... The Hispanic entry into Republican ranks comes, for many, at an earlier phase in their American journey than for other immigrant groups. Just think of the Irish, Italians and Jews, who generations after arrival on these shores can still reflexively pull the Democratic lever. Their vestigial loyalty is the result of what has been the Democratic Party's strategy for over a century. The bargain back in...
  • Carville, Davis, and Other Pests – “Those We Don’t Speak Of”

    08/19/2004 12:52:45 PM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 38 replies · 3,280+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 20 August 2004 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    This is a movie review, a reminder of one of the most reprehensible people in American history, and a well-deserved pranging of James Carville and Lanny Davis. Both of them appeared last week on every TV program in the known universe to decry the criticisms of John Kerry by 254 Swift Boat veterans because “they were not on the same boat.” This is a bald-faced, brass-plated lie in a number of ways. But before we count those up, a review of M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, The Village, is in order Yes, this will connect up. And so will a...
  • Carmine De Sapio, Kingmaker and Last Tammany Boss, Dies (Party of Corruption Mourns Guiding Light)

    07/28/2004 6:03:53 AM PDT · by OESY · 17 replies · 1,087+ views
    The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2004 | JONATHAN KANDELL
    Carmine De Sapio, Political Kingmaker and Last Tammany Hall Boss, Dies at 95 [Yes, He Was A Democrat] Carmine G. De Sapio, the last boss of Tammany Hall, as the once-notorious Manhattan Democratic Party organization was known, died late yesterday afternoon at St. Vincent's Hospital in Manhattan, said his daughter, Geraldine A. De Sapio. He was 95 and lived in Greenwich Village. At his apogee in the 1950's, Mr. De Sapio was credited with handpicking Robert F. Wagner Jr. as mayor of New York City and W. Averell Harriman as governor of New York State. Pundits in Washington asserted that...
  • California Governor's Race: Tammany Hall's Next Target – Simon's Faith

    08/16/2002 7:47:48 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 380+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | 8/16/02 | Patrick Mallon
    California Governor's Race: Tammany Hall's Next Target – Simon's FaithPatrick MallonFriday, Aug. 16, 2002 This is the sixth article in a weekly series on the California governor's race. See previous articles:California Governor's Race: Defying the Lies as Bombs Fly (8/9) Stealth Agenda Trumps Academic Success in Schools (8/2)Simon Survives Attacks, Davis Cons for Cash (7/26)Paralyzed From Facing Reality (7/19)California: Wanted! An Ethical Governor. Apply Within (7/15) While newspapers and editorialists take faux potshots at the Davis team's cynical fund raising, Simon confronts far more challenging problems: lawsuits, and a problem raising money. Confounding the critics, though, Simon leads Davis...