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  • Dems Address Migrant Issues [semi-satire]

    03/02/2024 10:05:40 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 March 2024 | John Semmens
    In 2023 Venezuela reported 26.8 murders per 100,000 inhabitant. This was down from 35.3 the previous year. A possible explanation is that the surge in illegal migration from Venezuela to the US included a contingent of criminals in its midst. This past week, Jose Antonio Ibarra, an illegal immigrant from Venezuela, was arrested for murdering Laken Riley, a student studying nursing at the University of Georgia. Last summer, Ibarra was arrested in New York City for "acting in a manner to injure a child," but was immediately released under the City's sanctuary policy toward illegal migrants. NYC Mayor Eric Adams...
  • New York Gov. Kathy Hochul Has the Green Light to Give State Jobs to Illegal Migrants

    02/29/2024 10:13:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/29/2024 | Sarah Arnold
    In President Joe Biden’s America, illegal migrants get a five-star treatment while law-abiding U.S. citizens take a back seat. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-N.Y.) is trying to fast-track her plans of getting illegal aliens at the front of the line for government jobs. New York would be the first state in the nation to make it easier for asylum-seekers with work authorization to obtain government jobs. Hochul told Politico that she is “anxious to get this moving quickly.” The Democrat’s administration is easing requirements for such jobs as, English language proficiency, education qualifications, and certification for more than 4,000...
  • Hochul: ‘Don’t Want to Highlight’ Migrants Who Commit Crimes, Won’t Call for Tougher NYC Sanctuary Law

    02/29/2024 5:55:06 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/29/2023 | Ian hatchett
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN News Central,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) stated, “I don’t want to highlight” migrants who committed crimes and that while the state has stronger cooperation with ICE than New York City does and is right to do so, she won’t say if she wants the city to tighten its laws. Co-host Kate Bolduan asked, “The Mayor of New York City, Eric Adams (D), he’s trying to make moves on this right now, saying that he wants to basically change the city’s sanctuary city status in order to make it easier to deport migrants who...
  • Biden Headed to Reelection [semi-satire]

    02/25/2024 10:24:16 AM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 Feb 2024 | John Semmens
    Biden Campaign Co-Chair Mitch Landrieu went on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to tout President Biden's reelection chances, saying "Joe Biden has had the best first three years of a presidency that we've seen in a long, long time. Our campaign fundraising has beaten all records. So, we feel like we're doing really well." He blamed the President's low approval ratings on the media. "The relentless flow of negative reporting ranging from the Hur report, the nit-picking coverage of the immigration surge, and international tensions has given many voters the wrong impression," Landrieu said. "I mean, why would so many immigrants want...
  • Gov. Kathy Hochul Says New Yorkers ‘Need a Break’ from Illegal Immigration While Giving Welfare to Illegal Aliens

    02/22/2024 1:45:44 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/22/2024 | John Binder
    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) says New Yorkers “need a break” from illegal immigration as her administration opens welfare to border crossers and illegal aliens arriving in the sanctuary state. During an interview on MSNBC this week, Hochul said the arrival of nearly 200,000 border crossers and illegal aliens to New York since the spring of 2022 has “overwhelmed” and strained public resources, suggesting more arrivals ought to be shut out to give New Yorkers “a break.” “We have been so affected. I mean, 175,000 migrants who came here,” Hochul said: They came here for a better life, they...
  • Hochul facing heat over NY green push to ban key chemical in refrigerator, ACs: ‘Go too far, too quickly’

    02/22/2024 7:36:15 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/22/2024 | Carl Campanile
    Gov. Kathy Hochul is facing heat over a green push targeting a key chemical used in refrigerators and air conditioners that critics say could force business owners to shell out hundreds of thousands of dollars in new equipment. Small business owners warned the aggressive timetable to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, starting next year, could cripple businesses, icing out jobs and triggering price hikes on food items and other consumer products, as they attempt to comply with the costly mandate. “The rule will increase the cost of business for us. What we get from the state is nothing but a...
  • Hochul’s approval rating plunges over NY’s sky-high cost of living, migrant crisis: poll

    02/21/2024 9:31:12 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/21/2024 | Jesse O’Neill
    New Yorkers are getting fed-up with Gov. Kathy Hochul, whose job approval plunged a net of eight points from last month — with voters citing the Empire State’s sky-high cost of living and the migrant crisis as their top concerns, a new poll shows. Those quality-of-life issues appear to be what dragged down the Democrat, according to the Siena College poll out Tuesday that saw Hochul’s favorability rating sink to 41-46%, down from 45-42% in January, and her job approval rating drop to 48-47%, down from 52-43%. Some 29% of registered New York voters polled by the upstate college said...
  • Hochul tells NY businesses not to fear about Trump verdict: ‘Nothing to worry about’

    02/18/2024 5:45:14 AM PST · by devane617 · 428 replies
    TheHill ^ | 02/18/2024
    New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) addressed New York business owners in a new interview and told them there was “nothing to worry about” after former President Trump was hit with a $355 million fine and the inability to conduct business in New York for three years. Hochul joined John Catsimatidis on “The Cats Roundtable” on WABC 770 AM where she was asked if other New York businesspeople should be worried that if “they can do that to the former president, they can do that to anybody.” “I think that this is really an extraordinary unusual circumstance that the law-abiding...
  • New York state won’t regain all jobs lost from COVID pandemic until at least 2026, analysis shows

    02/16/2024 10:48:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/16/2024 | Carl Campanile
    The Empire State is not expected to recover all the jobs lost from the COVID pandemic until at least late 2026, according to a new analysis. The report by state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, which cited a forecast by Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office, expressed concern about New York’s slow jobs recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the rest of the country. “State employment growth is still forecasted to lag that of the nation,” DiNapoli’s analysis of Hochul’s executive budget plan said. “While the nation’s employment exceeds its pre-pandemic levels, New York has still not recovered all the jobs that were...
  • Hochul wants to create a middle-class Medicaid entitlement New York can’t afford

    02/15/2024 7:45:13 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/14/2024 | Jonathan Ingram
    Witness the moral and fiscal confusion of New York’s welfare-obsessed leaders. The state’s Medicaid program is billions of dollars in the red. Gov. Hochul announced a plan last month to cut $1.2 billion in Medicaid funding, which she’ll finalize Thursday. Yet she’s also expanding Medicaid for children whose parents make too much money. She’s making a middle-class entitlement New York doesn’t need and can’t afford. Here’s the backstory.
  • What’s Up With Gov. Hochul’s CUNY Antisemitism Probe?

    02/12/2024 12:41:06 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 11, 2024
    It’s going on four months since Gov. Hochul tapped former state Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman to review discrimination and antisemitism at the City University of New York, but it looks like New Yorkers will have to keep waiting for his report — even as at least some CUNY schools are taking some steps to crack down on the hate. “The problem didn’t begin with the weeks following Oct. 7 attacks. It’s been growing on a number of campuses and seen most acutely in the City University of New York,” Hochul said when she launched the probe in October. When will...
  • Hochul: Republicans Own Border That’s Been a Crisis for Most of Biden’s 3 Years ‘Because of This Week’

    02/09/2024 6:10:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02/09/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Thursday’s broadcast of “CNN This Morning,” New York Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) stated that President Joe Biden will be able to blame Republicans for a border crisis that has existed for most of Biden’s presidency because “this week” they rejected a deal that Biden worked on reaching recently. Co-host Phil Mattingly asked, “The idea that he can flip an issue that has been problematic, at least politically, and certainly from a policy perspective, on the border, do you think it’s possible?” Hochul answered, “Oh, absolutely. President Biden worked so hard to negotiate a deal for the American people that...
  • NY GOP calls on Hochul to remove Bragg after soft-on-crime DA let migrant mob walk free despite caught-on-camera cop beating

    02/07/2024 2:39:32 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/06/24 | Vaughn Golden
    New York Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to remove Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg after several migrants accused of mobbing two NYPD cops in a Times Square attack were set free without bail. State Senate Minority Leader Rob Ortt and 19 other senators called on the Democrat governor to can Bragg, citing the clash with as the latest in a long line of alleged failures by the lefty DA. “He is running a public defenders office out of the district attorney’s office,” Ortt told reporters Tuesday. “Bragg’s unconscionable handling of the recent attack on two NYPD officers...
  • NY dock workers urge lawmakers to sink Hochul’s new waterfront commission

    01/25/2024 8:14:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/25/2024 | Carl Campanile
    Gov. Kathy Hochul has proposed legislation for New York to recreate a new waterfront commission to fight the kind of Mafia corruption made famous in Marlon Brando’s 1954 flick “On The Waterfront.” But the union representing dock workers in the Empire State said Hochul is living in the past and urged lawmakers to sink the measure. Hochul proposed the new waterfront unit for New York’s side of the harbor to replace the prior Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor, a bi-state agency founded in 1953 by a Congressionally authorized compact between New York and New Jersey.
  • Critics cry foul as Hochul appoints daughter of gambling lobbyist to NY gaming oversight board

    01/23/2024 6:42:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/23/2024 | Carl Campanile and Vaughn Golden
    Gov. Kathy Hochul appointed the daughter of a veteran gambling lobbyist to the state board that regulates the industry — raising concerns about potential conflicts of interest from government watchdogs, The Post has learned. Marissa Shorenstein — who served as head of Hochul’s transition team when she became governor — was tapped as commissioner on the New York Gaming Commission despite her dad’s clients including some with business before the board, public records show. Stuart Shorenstein has long been an active lobbyist and adviser to gaming firms, and is currently listed as repping the Swedish internet gambling giant Evolution Malta,...
  • Gov. Kathy Hochul declares war against NYC congestion toll beaters with ‘fraud’ proposal in new budget

    01/22/2024 8:03:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/21/2024 | Carl Campanile
    Drivers who evade the controversial $15 congestion pricing toll to enter Midtown Manhattan will be treated like criminals under legislation introduced by Gov. Kathy Hochul. Hochul included a “toll fraud” proposal in her $233 billion state budget plan. The measure would allow cops to charge drivers with Class A misdemeanor toll theft — defined as fraudulently attempting to obtain a credit, discount or exemption from tolls. Scammers who evade paying tolls valued at more than $1,000 could get slapped with a Class E felony and a Class D felony for pocketing tolls valued at more than $3,000.
  • NY Gov's Plan to End Shoplifting [semi-satire]

    01/17/2024 10:43:11 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 January 2024 | John Semmens
    Declaring that shoplifting is out-of-control, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) has asked the state legislature to outlaw retail shops. "As long as there are shops where people can steal merchandise there will be shoplifting," she declared. "So, if we want to get to the root of the problem we must get rid of the shops." In their place Hochul proposes to establish a state-owned and operated merchandise distribution system. "This system will determine each individual's needs and allocate items sufficient to meet those needs," she announced. "Private possession of money will be banned, as will the exchange of money for goods...
  • New York makes it easier to get an abortion than to adopt a baby thanks in part to Hochul admin edict, critics say

    01/14/2024 2:29:48 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/14/2024 | CARL CAMPANILE
    New York makes it easier to get an abortion than adopt a baby thanks partly to a bombshell Hochul administration edict, critics rail. Adoptive and would-be adoptive parents and their lawyers are blasting a rule recently evoked by Gov. Kathy Hochul’s Office of Children and Family Services that limits the financial support adoptive families can give even out-of-state birth mothers. The controversial restriction, which covers birth moms in New York, too, says financial help can only be made 60 days before the baby is born and 30 days after birth, severely hindering help for the biological moms at crucial times...
  • NY Gov Declares War on Shoplifters

    01/10/2024 10:50:33 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/11/2024 | Jazz Shaw
    New York Governor Kathy Hochul gave her annual State of the State address this week and surprised some of us by addressing an issue that she previously had seemed determined to ignore. Any shopowner in New York City and many other parts of the state has long been aware that retail theft is out of control, just as it’s become in so many large cities. Shoppers are equally aware that they are finding shops with all of the products locked up or empty shelves, while others have simply shut down. Through it all, Hochul has insisted that things aren’t as...
  • Gov. Hochul eyes removal of ‘offensive art’ of Native Americans from NY Capitol

    01/10/2024 6:55:56 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/09/2024 | Carl Campanile and Vaughn Golden
    Gov. Kathy Hochul inserted herself into a culture clash Tuesday, saying she’s considering banishing artwork of Native Americans in the state Capitol building that is deemed offensive to tribal people. Hochul’s push to remove negative depictions of Native Americans in artwork comes amid the ongoing campaign to remove statues of explorer Christopher Columbus from the public square or government buildings over his treatment of indigenous people. New York education officials in 2022 ordered school districts to ditch Native American mascots deemed racist. There’s a big bust of Columbus — a revered figure among many Italian Americans — chiseled into the...