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Curtis Sliwa leaves WABC, John Batchelor moves into slot
NY DAILY NEWS ^ | November 30th 2009 | David Hinckley

Posted on 11/30/2009 5:02:13 PM PST by neverdem


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Curtis Sliwa (above) leaves WABC on Monday and will be replaced by John Batchelor seven days a week.

Whether you think Curtis Sliwa is a street-smart good guy or one of local media's all-time great self-promoters, WABC (770 AM) won't sound quite the same without him.

John Batchelor, who moves into Sliwa's old 9 p.m.-1 a.m. slot starting Monday night, likes to have fun and play music. But he also takes a methodical, scholarly approach to international geopolitics, often with an emphasis on the Middle East. Compared to Sliwa, he sounds downright professorial.

Having Batchelor in the late-evening shift also gives WABC a full national lineup, both in focus and in sound, since Sliwa was the last weekday regular who talked like New York.

That's clearly the strategy favored by WABC's parent, Citadel, which is struggling financially. But WABC program director Laurie Cantillo notes that the station does feature several local hosts on weekends.

As for why Sliwa is leaving WABC, he says only that "it became clear we weren't going to agree on a new contract, so we mutually decided it was time to split up."

"I can't go into details, obviously," said Cantillo. "But it became clear Curtis really wanted a prime-time shift and we just don't have any of those available."

Rumors are already swirling that Sliwa will become the morning host at WNYM (970 AM). "The Apple" has a solid syndicated lineup, including New York veterans Dr. Laura Schlesinger and Mike Gallagher, but it has yet to make much of a ripple here, and Sliwa could give the station a local marquee name.

Doing mornings there would also give him a rematch with Imus. When Sliwa and Ron Kuby co-hosted mornings on WABC and Imus was on WFAN, Curtis and Kuby had more listeners. Unfortunately for them, as Imus has pointed out, Imus drew a lot more ad dollars.

In any case, Sliwa says "nothing is signed" yet for his next gig. Cantillo says Sliwa will do two more weeks of shows from WABC for his syndicated affiliates.

After that, she says, WABC will offer those affiliates the Batchelor show, in which she says "we've already gotten a lot of interest."

Batchelor will start off doing seven nights a week, though Cantillo says he eventually will cut down to six.

While Cantillo declined to characterize Sliwa's departure as the "end of an era" for WABC, she said, "Curtis has made great contributions here. He has an opportunity now and we wish him well."

He's been "very professional" through the separation process, she added. "It was amicable on both sides."

"WABC has been a big part of my life and mine of WABC's," said Sliwa. "To be part of the No. 1 news-talk station in the country has been like playing for the Yankees for 18 years."


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; US: New York
KEYWORDS: batchelor; batchelor4lefties; curtis; curtissliwa; johnbatchelor; leftiebatchelor; rino; sliwa; talkradio; turncoat; wabc; wnym
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IIRC, Sliwa is a gun grabbing statist. The music he played was usually cacophonous crap. I didn't care for all the attention he gave to organized crime and kinky sex.
1 posted on 11/30/2009 5:02:14 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Good, John Batchelor has the best radio show...


2 posted on 11/30/2009 5:05:47 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: neverdem

I like Curtis myself but I really like him and Kuby together. The dynamic between the two was great. I also learned alot from Ron Kuby even if his mommy was a Commie!


3 posted on 11/30/2009 5:06:41 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: bahblahbah

I haven’t listened to John in a couple of months and look forward to hearing him again in the late night.


4 posted on 11/30/2009 5:08:18 PM PST by LiveFree99
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To: neverdem
IIRC, Sliwa is a gun grabbing statist.

I've only heard him a few times but he always struck me as someone pissed-off at the underworld.

I related.

5 posted on 11/30/2009 5:09:27 PM PST by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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Sliwa is a phony. He admitted to lying about his crime-fighting exploits and filing false reports with the police.

See Frank of Queens’s website: therightperspective.org


6 posted on 11/30/2009 5:13:48 PM PST by Competition clutch
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To: Glenn

> I’ve only heard him a few times but he always struck me as someone pissed-off at the underworld.

Getting shot five times by a Mafia hit-man has unavoidably pissed him off with the underworld.


7 posted on 11/30/2009 5:14:21 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the heads-up. The new WMAL schedule in DC includes the Batchelor show.

http://www.630wmal.com/programschedule.asp


8 posted on 11/30/2009 5:14:31 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: bahblahbah

I agree....Batchelor has a show structured like no other, and is not ideology driven (much as I like or love them, Rush, Levin, Hannity, et. al. have shows all more or less alike, and ALL owe their dominance to the current political grassroots mood that they themselves have built and is now
sweeping the country). Batchelor , however, is STILL on the right side of the issues, but you will never hear a mind-numbingly relentless recitation of talking points, for example, that has become Hannity’s whole show. I still like the rest, but Batchelor is a perfect subsitute for Sliwa, and I’ve been lamenting for years that he did not have a bigger time slot to fill: now he has one. His show is like a news magazine, and he is deft and cosmopolitan enough to handle a remarkable breadth of subjects with aplomb and passion and intellectual integrity: he never sounds like he’s out of his depth. BRAVO!


9 posted on 11/30/2009 5:18:00 PM PST by supremedoctrine (Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see----Schopenhauer)
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To: neverdem
IIRC, Sliwa is a gun grabbing statist.

Oh really? How so? What has he said that would give you that idea?

10 posted on 11/30/2009 5:18:49 PM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Getting shot five times by a Mafia hit-man has unavoidably pissed him off with the underworld.

That was after the baseball bat attack first warning..........

11 posted on 11/30/2009 5:21:59 PM PST by Hot Tabasco
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To: bahblahbah

I feel a bit sorry for Curtis. But I never listened to him. I will definitely be listening to Batchelor.


12 posted on 11/30/2009 5:23:55 PM PST by AdaGray (uw)
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To: neverdem

Bachelor’s a worthy listen, except when he’s whining about those unhappy with the immigration fiasco.


13 posted on 11/30/2009 5:25:37 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: neverdem

> IIRC, Sliwa is a gun grabbing statist.

I do not know his views on the Second Amendment. I believe I recall he endorsed Giuliani last election — but I could be wrong about that.

I’ve met him twice: the second time I spent several days with him and had opportunity to discuss many things. His views tended to be right-of-center on most issues. Not surprisingly, his emphasis was on Law and Order, anti-crime and providing good role models for youth — particularly those at risk.

His on-screen/on-air personna is something that he seems to switch on and off, almost like a light. Off air he is quiet, considerate and contemplative, often lost in deep thought. He is remarkably well versed in social issues worldwide.

I have also Patrolled with him. He leads from the front and, on the occasion we were out together, he went first to break up an assault, putting his own (unarmed) self between the assailant and the victims.

Needless to say, I think very highly of Curtis. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t be a Volunteer in his organization.


14 posted on 11/30/2009 5:27:29 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Competition clutch

> He admitted to lying about his crime-fighting exploits and filing false reports with the police.

IIRC that happened very early in his Guardian Angels career, and is a mistake that he has acknowledged and regretted since.

> Sliwa is a phony.

I can personally attest to the fact that Curtis Sliwa is not a phony. He is the real deal. I have met him twice and Patrolled with him. If he were a phony I would have run away from his organization screaming. Yet I am still here.


15 posted on 11/30/2009 5:35:39 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Sliwa came from the inner city. And not just any inner city. He came from NYC. And along with that he brought the street lingo he grew up with. Being a Philadelphia inner city kid myself I related to him. Quotes like “hush hush, mush mush” and “folded like a cheap box camera” always brought back many memories.

Personally, I think he did pretty well for himself. Put his life on the line against the thugs. Was beaten with a baseball bat and shot along the way. Got educated along the way and, as far as I was concerned, held his own in whatever venue WABC placed him.

Frankly, I’m a little nonplussed about some of the unkind remarks about Sliwa that have been posted.

Perhaps some people are uncomfortable with rough and tumble people who do not put on airs with their “fancy smanchy” English.


16 posted on 11/30/2009 5:38:29 PM PST by dools007
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To: Hot Tabasco
"IIRC, Sliwa is a gun grabbing statist."

Oh really? How so? What has he said that would give you that idea?

"One consistent fact in our service," said Mr. Sliwa, whose group has affiliates in many cities in the United States and abroad, "is that we have chosen not to carry weapons, even though we live in the land of the Uzi-toting, dope-sucking psychopathic killing machine who goes out with these weapons of war spraying innocent youths, mothers and babies."

A Conventional Weapon

He said he was "cut down with a conventional weapon, a .38 handgun," but "had it been an assault weapon -- not just single-shot capacity but automatic ability -- I would be ripped limb from limb and be six feet under."

He asked gun collectors to "leave the AK-47's aside and go back to the tradtional Remington rifle, and maybe some who live in urban, suburban and even rural America can have a little peace of mind."

IIRC, there were more recent statements. That was the first that I could find.

17 posted on 11/30/2009 5:47:15 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

What? Curtis was a great friend on the radio...he’s even subbed many times for Hannity. How he ever put up with Ron the Commie I’ll never know.


18 posted on 11/30/2009 5:47:41 PM PST by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Competition clutch

> See Frank of Queens’s website: therightperspective.org

I’ve now been thru his website briefly. He appears to be a man on a mission: he’s got a tidy collection of angry articles about Curtis, and about the Guardian Angels.

I do not know who “Frank” is, or what his problem is, but there isn’t much balance in that website.


19 posted on 11/30/2009 5:49:16 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: neverdem
John Batchelor ping!
20 posted on 11/30/2009 5:53:02 PM PST by Shqipo (Palin/Thompson 2012)
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To: Huck; mylife

Oh nooooooo..... just when we were admiring Curtie, he quits. Darn.


21 posted on 11/30/2009 5:55:16 PM PST by La Enchiladita ("It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.")
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To: neverdem

Great news, Sliwa is a stupid doofus, and Batchelor’s show is always hard to find.


22 posted on 11/30/2009 5:59:57 PM PST by montag813 (ui)
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To: dools007
Sliwa came from the inner city.

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Wrong. Sliwa is from Canarsie...nothing inner city about that at all.

23 posted on 11/30/2009 6:01:09 PM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: supremedoctrine
but you will never hear a mind-numbingly relentless recitation of talking points, for example, that has become Hannity’s whole show

Hannity is a nice guy, but very stupid. His low intelligence has always limited his uninformative copycat of a show.

24 posted on 11/30/2009 6:03:05 PM PST by montag813 (ui)
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To: neverdem

On his first point, Curtis is correct: all Guardian Angels worldwide patrol unarmed, even in really dangerous places like Cape Town and Mindinao. There are excellent reasons why we do this, and in fact we prefer to patrol unarmed. That is just how our methodology works: and it has worked this way for 30+ years.

On his second point, it is a statement of fact: had Curtis been shot with an assault weapon rather than a .38 revolver he would have been ripped limb-from-limb.

On his third point he has stated a personal preference for gun collectors to collect Remingtons rather than AK-47’s, for safety reasons. Certainly that shows some bias against “assault” weapons — but I’m quite unclear how any of this equates to “gun-grabbing”. Did he say all guns should be banned and seized? No.


25 posted on 11/30/2009 6:06:41 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Incorrigible
Same here. For years I enjoyed the Curtis & Kuby show and listened daily. I can't stand that whiny marble mouthed Imus and haven't listened to his show for more than fifteen minutes, in the past two years.

In my opinion that Cantillo woman is destroying WABC.

26 posted on 11/30/2009 6:12:09 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: dools007
Perhaps some people are uncomfortable with rough and tumble people who do not put on airs with their “fancy smanchy” English.

I love Curtis! Love his total New York attitude and way of speaking! He cracks me up and I get him! I'll miss hearing him. Mostly enjoyed his show...

27 posted on 11/30/2009 6:13:50 PM PST by blinachka (Vechnaya Pamyat Daddy... xoxo)
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To: neverdem

I must say, I am pleased with this development. Sliwa is your standard issue liberal who hides behind the tough guy persona.

I’ll never forget how he and his engineers made fun of a birther (who, admittedly, was not a good spokesman for his cause) by laughing at him and blasting over what he was saying with “music”; totally disgusted me.


28 posted on 11/30/2009 6:58:59 PM PST by OldPossum
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To: neverdem

I’m listening to the show now. he is continuing from last night, talking about Tareq Salahi(White House party crasher) being on the board of the Amerian Task Force for Palestine, and that the couple had met Obama previously at an American Polo event... they know each other.....Funny, haven’t heard this connection any where on tv or radio today.


29 posted on 11/30/2009 7:06:18 PM PST by go-ken-go (i)
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To: All
John Batchelor had a fantastic radio program and I'm glad he'll be back. Granted, I did not always agree with the man but he produces a very professional program.

Hope I'll be able to find it on my AM dial here in Boston.

One nightly segment I always liked was his book segment. usually history related, he'd have the author on the program and they would discuss the subject. Excellent radio.

30 posted on 11/30/2009 8:20:22 PM PST by warsaw44
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To: DieHard the Hunter
On his first point, Curtis is correct: all Guardian Angels worldwide patrol unarmed, even in really dangerous places like Cape Town and Mindinao. There are excellent reasons why we do this, and in fact we prefer to patrol unarmed. That is just how our methodology works: and it has worked this way for 30+ years.

Whatever floats your boat. That does nothing to excuse Sliwa from shilling for gun grabbers about so called "assault weapons."

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

That's the right of the people, not the right of the militia.

On his second point, it is a statement of fact: had Curtis been shot with an assault weapon rather than a .38 revolver he would have been ripped limb-from-limb.

The so called "assault weapons" in question are semi-automatic firearms, i.e. they fire one round per pull of the trigger, like many standard hunting rifles. AK47s and M16s do not fire full power rifle ammunition such as the 7.62 mm NATO round. AK47s and M16s which can fire as an automatic weapon like machineguns require a special licence from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. At the time of that article, fully automatic AK47s and M16s may well have been outlawed in New York and New Jersey already. They are now.

On his third point he has stated a personal preference for gun collectors to collect Remingtons rather than AK-47’s, for safety reasons. Certainly that shows some bias against “assault” weapons — but I’m quite unclear how any of this equates to “gun-grabbing”. Did he say all guns should be banned and seized? No.

He was carrying the water for gun grabbers who wanted to ban weapons for simply cosmetic reasons. The militia, i.e. the people, are supposed to have weapons equal in quality to weapons of standing armies as far as small arms go. We have law on the books in the USA for the "unorganized militia."

The gun grabbers in the USA are either evil or useless idiots who don't appreciate the harm they do. Our Founding Fathers had exceptional foresight to have included the Second Amendment in our Bill of Rights. The left absolutely hates the Second Amendment and our Founding Fathers.

Did you ever get a straight answer from a leftist? If you did, that's pretty rare in the USA. Just look at the BS about global warming. The left just wants control. They can't get that when a free people are armed.

31 posted on 11/30/2009 9:22:03 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
I know you to be a fair-minded sort because we have discussed many things on other threads, many times. So I am sure you will agree that when you say this:

> The so called "assault weapons" in question are semi-automatic firearms, i.e. they fire one round per pull of the trigger, like many standard hunting rifles...

...you are talking at odds with what Curtis actually said, which was this:

>> He said he was "cut down with a conventional weapon, a .38 handgun," but "had it been an assault weapon -- not just single-shot capacity but automatic ability -- I would be ripped limb from limb and be six feet under."

You are talking about semi-automatic firearms, and in this case he was talking about automatic submachine-guns.

For the record, there are many Guardian Angels who are pro-Second Amendment, some of them are very senior. One of them trained me to be a Guardian Angel.

If Curtis were truly a gun-grabbing liberal, surely he would use his influential organization to further his own gun-grabbing agenda, no? It would be easy enough to do. Yet interestingly he hasn't. You yourself said:

> The left absolutely hates the Second Amendment and our Founding Fathers... The left just wants control. They can't get that when a free people are armed.

As I said, I do not know Curti Sliwa's personal view on the Second Amendment: he has not seen fit to share that with me. Neither has he seen fit to use his influential multiple-award-winning community-based Guardian Angels organization to advance a "gun-grabbing" agenda, as a Liberal would do (a la ACORN?). This tells me, in no uncertain terms, that he is neither a Liberal nor a typical "gun-grabber".

Do you see any flaws with that?

32 posted on 11/30/2009 9:57:54 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
Do you see any flaws with that?

In Sliwa's gift for self promotion, he was letting himself be used by the gun grabbers for their attempt to ban "assault weapons" in the early 1990s. In that and some other instances such as his promoting Giuliani before Giuliani had his conversion to the benefits of the Second Amendment during his campaign for the GOP nomination in 2008, Sliwa was being a "useful idiot."

Anyone who wants to shackle Second Amendment rights gets my radar going.

33 posted on 11/30/2009 10:57:20 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

> Anyone who wants to shackle Second Amendment rights gets my radar going.

Fair enough too — that’s healthy, and that’s the only way America gets to keep the Second Amendment.


34 posted on 11/30/2009 11:10:42 PM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

And, IIRC, Curtis still has a bullet or two in him. He was in a cab but it was a setup to kidnap/kill him. All doors were locked - he broken open a window and jumped out. Don’t remember the whole story but it was not good!


35 posted on 11/30/2009 11:32:53 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: wtc911

Ummmm, Canarsie is a neighborhood in Brooklyn and Brooklyn is a NYC borough. That’s about as inner-city as it can get.

What exactly drives your visceral dislike for
Sliwa? Even if you think he is a self promoter—which we all are—why are you investing so much emotion in dissing him?

In the absense of any other info I think there is more to your dislike of the man than you’ve revealed.


36 posted on 12/01/2009 6:22:06 AM PST by dools007
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To: dools007
Ummmm, Canarsie is a neighborhood in Brooklyn and Brooklyn is a NYC borough. That’s about as inner-city as it can get. What exactly drives your visceral dislike for Sliwa? Even if you think he is a self promoter—which we all are—why are you investing so much emotion in dissing him? In the absense of any other info I think there is more to your dislike of the man than you’ve revealed.

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A. Canarsie is a neighborhood of mostly single-family owner-occupied houses that cost up to $600k. Just because a neighborhood is in one of the five boros does not mean that it is inner city. That is about as ridiculous statement as I've ever heard. By your definition a $40 million Eastside townhouse is inner city, just dumb.

B. I made no comments about Sliwa at all so I have no idea what the rest of your silly post is about.

37 posted on 12/01/2009 7:19:16 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: dools007
Canarsie is "as inner city as it can get"?????

Follow the link to see a house for sale in Canarsie....

http://www.trulia.com/property/1081529689-10557-Flatlands-8th-St-Brooklyn-NY-11236

Looks pretty suburban to me. You really don't know what you're talking about do you? Come on, admit it. It's ok.

38 posted on 12/01/2009 7:55:25 AM PST by wtc911 ("How you gonna get down that hill?")
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To: wtc911

I can show you any number of inner-city neighborhoods with blocks of homes just like that. You can find them around Broad St. and Girard Ave. in Philadelphia. Ditto for Camden, Patterson, Jersey City etc. Row homes and apartment buildings are not the only type of inner-city dwelling. But, perhaps you are not from an inner-city environment.

In any case, you have invested much too much emotion—and time—on your dis Sliwa crusade. You need to move on and so do I.

I wish you a sincere happy and blessed Christmas.


39 posted on 12/01/2009 8:27:26 AM PST by dools007
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To: DieHard the Hunter

>I do not know who “Frank” is, or what his problem is, but there isn’t much balance in that website.<

There isn’t much balance on the website you are currently on, but that doesn’t make it wrong.

I guess you don’t consider lying to the police(and other people) a serious matter. I do. I seem to remember a few posts on this “balanced” website about the importance of a president lying in a deposition in front of a federal judge.


40 posted on 12/01/2009 4:18:46 PM PST by Competition clutch
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To: DieHard the Hunter

“Getting shot five times by a Mafia hit-man has unavoidably pissed him off with the underworld.”

I like the way he referred to high-living mafiosi as “Mobsters choking on their lobsters,” and other “Sliwa-isms.”


41 posted on 12/01/2009 4:32:51 PM PST by PLMerite (Ride to the sound of the Guns - I'll probably need help.)
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To: presently no screen name
I remember during his "Mob Talk" segments none of the other guys working on his shift wanted to be heard on the radio.

I suspect that his friendship with Ron Kuby probably saved his life more than once. Kuby actually defended John Gotte (sp).

43 posted on 12/02/2009 5:34:52 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: NewsGuy2012
Interesting that you signed on today to post that comment.

Welcome to FRee Republic.

44 posted on 12/02/2009 5:36:25 AM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware
his friendship with Ron Kuby

Thanks. I couldn't listen when Kuby was on but I never thought how Kuby may have saved him in any way. Some didn't care to listen to his mob talk because they were never touched by it. Bad day for Curtis, no more WABC and John Gotti walks. Curtis is VERY NY and I hope the best for him - he deserves it.
45 posted on 12/02/2009 8:25:01 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: NewsGuy2012

Keep ‘your dirt’ to yourself, newbie.


46 posted on 12/02/2009 8:27:29 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Competition clutch
consider lying to the police(and other people) a serious matter. I do

Good. Then don't come here w/your half-slanted truths and about a person who has done good. Curtis isn't a politician, so he owes no one anything. Tell that to your 'Frank'.
47 posted on 12/02/2009 8:44:57 AM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Competition clutch

> There isn’t much balance on the website you are currently on, but that doesn’t make it wrong.

It’s an unfair comparison: The FRee Republic is a credible Conservative website.

Whereas I hadn’t heard of “The Right Perspective” before, and what I saw of it lacked credibility. In fact, it comes across as a parody site, the sort of thing the Left’s highbrows might maintain to poke fun at Conservatives.

So no, its lack of balance doesn’t make it “wrong”, but it does make it look silly.

> I guess you don’t consider lying to the police(and other people) a serious matter.

You do not know me well enough to speculate on what I consider to be a serious matter. And you have some nerve trying to put words into my mouth.

You have said that “Sliwa is a phony”. If he’s a “phony” then you must be “the real thing”. So I wonder how much you have done to the betterment of mankind, both in America and worldwide.

I know how much Curtis Sliwa has done. I know that he has touched thousands of lives around the world, and I know that he gives unselfishly of his time and money in order that ordinary people can feel safe.

How about you? How about we judge you by your own standard?

What have you achieved that allows you to call Curtis Sliwa a “phony”?

> I do.

Frankly I do not care what you think because, as an anonymous N0ob (September 11, 2009) with a negligible posting history you have not earned any credibility with me.

But perhaps that will change once you’ve told us why you’re “the real thing” and Curtis Sliwa isn’t.


48 posted on 12/02/2009 8:56:04 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: neverdem

Good riddance to Curtis. He had a prime radio slot and blew it. He was way too obama-friendly and his mob talk about Gotti was really getting old. He’s also a Sarah Palin basher.


49 posted on 12/02/2009 8:58:51 AM PST by jersey117
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> NewsGuy2012
> Since Dec 2, 2009

Welcome to the FRee Republic.

You signed up today, and used your first-and-only-post to bad-mouth Curtis Sliwa? Amazing.


50 posted on 12/02/2009 9:31:27 AM PST by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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