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  • Cardinals Mull Obama Papacy

    02/14/2013 6:28:57 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 18 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | February 12, 2013 | Ivan Betanov
    Vatican insiders today report what is an apparent "testing the water" move by the White House to suggest President Barack Obama as a possible replacement for retiring Pope Benedict XVI. Father Guido Sarducci, unofficial Vatican spokesman, confirmed that a "highly placed person" in the administration had floated the idea of naming Obama the Vicar of Christ on Earth when Pope Benedict steps down at the end of the month. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was quick to state that any talk of the President leaving his current office to assume the duties of the supreme pontiff was irresponsible. "We...
  • New York State Resistance - "... prime for something like that." 1/29/13

    02/03/2013 11:07:12 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | February 1, 2013 | AFMTDR
    "Uphold the Constitution!" "What are the penalties?" "Time to form local militias."
  • Hillary gets tossed under the bus to provide cover for Biden, White House

    10/13/2012 3:11:45 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 64 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | October 12, 2012 | Doug Powers
    At last night’s debate, Joe Biden said “we weren’t told” that the Benghazi consulate had requested additional security in the days leading up to the attack on the 9/11 anniversary. Today the White House is making sure everybody realizes that by “we,” Biden was referring only to the White House and not the administration as a whole. The ball of blame has been overhead smashed back to Hillary Clinton’s side of the court. “These kinds of issues are handled in the State Department by security officials,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said during Friday’s press briefing. Security matters “are decided...
  • McDonald to drop out of Senate race (NY 43)

    09/27/2012 8:40:10 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 18 replies
    The Times Union ^ | September 27, 2012 | Jimmy Vielkind
    ALBANY, NY — Sen. Roy McDonald will announce Thursday that he will not push forward with a third-party campaign, two people familiar with this campaign said. One source said McDonald, a two-term Republican incumbent who lost a GOP primary to Saratoga County Clerk Kathy Marchione, made his decision "for the good of the party." He has been largely silent since the Sept. 13 primary, as he weighed whether to push toward the November general election on the Independence Party line, which he secured over the summer. While she always maintained her platform was broader, Marchione's challenge to McDonald was shaped...
  • Kathy Marchione calls herself a 'true conservative’ (and she is)

    09/13/2012 2:53:16 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 4 replies
    The Register Star ^ | Sept. 7, 2012 | Billy Shannon
    Hudson, NY - Kathy Marchione, who has been Saratoga County Clerk since 1997, decided to challenge state Sen. Roy McDonald in the Republican primary for the 43rd District seat in part due to his 2011 vote in favor of same sex marriage in the state. “I would not have voted for gay marriage,” Marchione said in a phone interview last week. “He actually told people he was voting no and then he voted yes. I won’t tell people something and do something else.” Marchione calls herself a “true conservative” and said her belief is that the definition of marriage is...
  • Facebook share leads to charges for 4 teens

    07/11/2012 12:41:38 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 33 replies
    The Register Star ^ | Billy Shannon
    Wednesday, July 11, 2012 Hudson, NY Four Hudson teenagers allegedly made the jobs of Hudson Police easy after one posted a photo of the group stomping on a parked Hudson patrol car on Facebook. Tayron Alonzo Bryant, 19, of Route 9, Corey D. Wright, 19, of Town Hall Drive and Kevron T. Lee, 19 of State Street were arrested Tuesday and charged in relation to the alleged July 7 vandalism. A warrant is also out on a 16-year-old suspecting of being involved in the crime, who as of press time was not yet in police custody. According to police, one...
  • Bangladeshi national gets 20-to-life for slaying 73-year-old (ICE released felon who then murdered)

    06/27/2012 9:00:47 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 12 replies
    The Berkshire Eagle ^ | June 27, 2012 | Andrew Amelinckx
    Hudson, NY The Bangladeshi national who killed a 73-year-old retired lunch lady in Hillsdale, N.Y., in November was sentenced to 20 years to life on Tuesday. During the sentencing hearing in Columbia County Court, Shafiqul Islam, 22, of Hudson, N.Y., told the family of the murder victim that if they could not forgive him he hoped God would. In May, Islam pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and other charges for the Nov. 20 strangulation killing of Lois Decker in her home in Hillsdale, which is located over the state line from Egremont. On Tuesday, several members of Decker’s family told...
  • General Motors is becoming China Motors

    05/07/2012 7:37:05 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 12 replies
    You Tube ^ | May 4, 2012 | Vince Wade
    General Motors is becoming China Motors. Forget the spin. The evidence is clear and convincing. Did U.S. taxpayers save GM for China? Listen to the candid comments of GM's CEO.
  • An Important Earth Day Message: 'If I Wanted America To Fail'

    04/23/2012 12:25:17 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | April 22, 2012 | Free Market America
    The environmental agenda has been infected by extremism—it's become an economic suicide pact. And we're here to challenge it.
  • Police handcuff Ga. kindergartner for tantrum

    04/17/2012 7:22:38 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 197 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 17, 2011 | AP
    <p>MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum and the police chief defended the action.</p> <p>The girl's family demanded Tuesday that this central Georgia city change policy so that other children aren't treated the same way. They say the child was shaken up by being put in a cell at the police station.</p>
  • Buell and Grant Surprise the Rebels at Shiloh

    04/07/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 139 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | April 7, 2012 | Eric
    April 7, 1862 (Monday) Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee General Grant tried to sleep, first under a tree near his men and then in a cabin that he found already occupied with the wounded. Through the night, Union transports and reinforcements arrived at Pittsburg Landing, bringing 25,000 much-needed men. Grant was certain that his line could withstand a Confederate attack. In fact, he was so certain, that he wanted to go on the offensive. Meanwhile, General Beauregard, now the sole commander of the Confederate Army of Mississippi, slept in General Sherman’s tent, the former owner vacating it as the Rebels attacked the...
  • My God! We Are Attacked! Disorganized Surprise at Shiloh Church

    04/06/2012 4:35:17 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 21 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | April 6, 2012 | Eric
    April 6, 1862 (Sunday) Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee. The Confederate Army of Mississippi was exhausted. After three treacherous days of marching through cold mud and rain, all 40,000 of them lay quiet, flat against the soaked ground waiting for dawn and the call to attack. As the dawn cast its first light slivers across the eastern horizon, Generals Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard, first and second in command of the army, listened to the incipient tenors of battle developing cautiously in their front. Johnston sent word for a general advance and rode to lead his men. Beauregard remained to organize...
  • General McClellan and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    04/05/2012 5:10:55 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 32 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | April 5, 2012 | Eric
    April 5, 1862 (Saturday) Yorktown, VA The previous day had been a good one for George Briton McClellan, commander of the Union Army of the Potomac. The Rebels to his front gave up ground quickly as he advanced two columns up the Virginia Peninsula. Though a division had been withheld from him a few days ago, he quickly recovered, taking less than two days to get his entire army of 66,700 on the road. As the dawn drove out the night, he must have felt a renewed optimism. He was certain that Confederate commander General John Magruder had left his...
  • The parable of the blue cup: What Nancy Pelosi says is the problem with Democrats

    04/03/2012 12:35:02 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 29 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 3, 2012 | Jeff Greenfield
    So, I asked House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in an interview the other night, what could keep the Democrats from retaking the House of Representatives in November? She pointed to a cup on the table between us. "When the Republican leadership tells its members, 'there is a blue cup on the table,' every Republican repeats, 'there is a blue cup on the table,'" she said. She sighed. "When I tell my fellow Democrats, 'there is a blue cup on the table,' one will say 'there is a blue cup on a round table.' Another will say, 'there is a blue...
  • Monckton’s Schenectady showdown

    03/12/2012 8:31:51 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 33 replies · 1+ views
    WUWT ^ | March 10, 2012 | Justin Pulliam
    Schenectady, NY - THE NEWS that Lord Monckton was to give his “Climate of Freedom” lecture at Union College in Schenectady, New York, had thrown the university’s environmentalists into a turmoil. The campus environmentalists set up a Facebook page announcing a counter-meeting of their own immediately following Monckton’s lecture. There is no debate about global warming, they announced. There is a consensus. The science is settled. Their meeting would be addressed by professors and PhDs, the “true” scientists, no less. Sparks, it seemed, were gonna fly. Traveling with Lord Monckton on the East Coast leg of his current whistle-stop tour...
  • The Battle of Hampton Roads: The Monitor Meets The Merrimack (CSS Virginia)

    03/09/2012 8:36:56 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 40 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | March 9, 2012 | Eric
    Washington was replete with panic as word of the previous day’s destruction reached its doorstep. The ravaging and ruin wrought by the ironclad CSS Virginia (once the USS Merrimack) at Hampton Roads was utterly astonishing. After nightfall, as the USS Congress smoldered, fixing its thick black smoke to the Hampton Roads horizon, and as several other ships were run aground, General Wool at Fortress Monroe reported the travesty to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. The note had to first travel to Baltimore before being telegraphed to Washington, leaving the citizens the entire night to be peacefully passed. But at 9:30am,...
  • Report: Captain claims he "tripped" into lifeboat

    01/18/2012 9:26:58 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 106 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 18, 2012 | ap
    (CBS/AP) The cruise ship captain under fire for abandoning his vessel while thousands of passengers scrambled for rescue has reportedly come up with an explanation for his flight - he accidentally tripped and fell into a lifeboat: Capt. Francesco Schettino stated: "I didn't even have a life jacket because I had given it to one of the passengers. I was trying to get people to get into the boats in an orderly fashion. Suddenly, since the ship was at a 60 to 70 degree angle, I tripped and I ended up in one of the boats. That's how I found...
  • 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Beer

    01/14/2012 7:20:30 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 44 replies · 4+ views
    Yahoo Health ^ | January 9, 2012 | Lisa Collier Cool
    Beer drinkers rejoice: Your favorite brew may be healthier than you think. For years, wine drinkers have indulged without guilt, reveling in the news that red wine can help protect against heart disease. Recent research shows that beer can also be good for what ails you, from reducing risk for broken bones to helping warding off diabetes and mental decline. It can even increase longevity, a large study suggests. However, the key to tapping into beer’s benefits is moderation, meaning just one 12-ounce beer per day for women and two for men. Heavy drinking ups the threat of liver damage,...
  • Former “sheriff of the year” arrested and sent to jail named after him

    11/30/2011 11:11:13 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 23 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 30, 2011 | Eric Pfeiffer
    Every civil servant wants to experience his or her legacy firsthand--but not the way that onetime Arapahoe Sheriff Patrick J. Sullivan Jr. has. Sullivan, a nationally renowned law enforcement leader, was arrested on drug charges and is now being detained in the Denver area jail that bears his name. Sullivan, who in 2001 was named the National Sheriff Association's "Sheriff of the Year," was arrested on suspicion of trafficking methamphetamines. Local news station CBS4 began an investigation of Sullivan last month on a tip that he had agreed to meet a male informant, providing drugs in exchange for sex. He...
  • Occupy Wall Streeters plan to shut down stock exchange, swarm subways

    11/17/2011 6:13:35 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 17. 2011 | SALLY GOLDENBERG, LARRY CELONA and BOB FREDERICKS
    <p>The Occupy Wall Streeters are about to create chaos for 99 percent of the city.</p> <p>In one of the largest demonstrations in recent city history, the anti-greed rabble plans to swarm the subways, take over the Brooklyn Bridge and shut down the stock exchange today.</p>
  • Jay-Z’s ‘Street’ $marts

    11/13/2011 4:36:44 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 12, 2011 | DAVID SEIFMAN, DANNY GOLD and DOUG AUER
    The “99 percent” have got money problems -- but Jay-Z’s got none. The millionaire rap mogul is set to make a mint by hawking T-shirts based on the Occupy Wall Street anti-capitalist movement. The shirts bear the words “Occupy Wall Street,” with red graffiti spray altering the slogan to read “Occupy All Streets.” They went on sale yesterday for $22 on Jay-Z’s Rocawear Web site. The music star -- comfortably among the richest “1 percent” of Americans that is the focus of the protesters’ rage -- has not committed to giving any of his T-shirt proceeds to the drum-beating beatniks...
  • Occupy Wall St. protesters secure three Porta-Potties in wake of sanitation and hygiene issues

    11/06/2011 12:28:35 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 43 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 5, 2011 | Rich Shapiro & Henrick Karoliszyn
    The Occupy Wall Street movement was flush with relief Saturday after protesters got their own potties. For the past seven weeks, demonstrators have marched to nearby fast food joints to do their business, sometimes riling customers and workers. But thanks to the help of local officials, the protesters have finally secured three Porta-Potties of their own. “It’s good because it provides a place to go so people don’t pee in the street,” said Rossi Meacham, 27, of Portland, Maine. “We can keep the park sanitary without having to rely on anybody else to use their facilities.” The portable toilets are...
  • Nicolas Cage awoken by naked man with Fudgesicle

    09/15/2011 7:23:42 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 65 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | Sept 15, 2011 | John McCrank
    TORONTO (Reuters) - For actor Nicolas Cage, making the new thriller movie "Trespass" hit close to home. Cage, at the Toronto film festival along with director Joel Schumacher promoting the film about a home invasion, said that he has actually lived through the nightmare in real life. "It was two in the morning. I was living in Orange County at the time and was asleep with my wife. My two-year old at the time was in another room. I opened my eyes and there was a naked man wearing my leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of my bed,"...
  • Revenge on the High Seas! The Union Advances Towards Manassas!

    07/16/2011 6:23:11 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 3 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | July 16, 2011 | various
    The Revenge of William Tilghman of the S.J. Waring Rebel privateers in the brig Jeff Davis had captured the S.J. Waring on July 7. For the past week, they had been sailing for a Southern port.... .... William Tilghman, the black steward from the original crew of the Waring, concocted a plan to retake the ship. When the Waring was captured, the Confederates cut up the United States flag to piece together a Confederate flag. Tilghman had vowed revenge and his plan addressed such feelings. Just before midnight, with the Confederate captain and two mates asleep and the ship under...
  • Saland: Family influenced Marriage Equality vote

    07/16/2011 5:44:51 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Register Star ^ | July 14, 2011 | Jamie Larson
    Albany, NY - Breaking pack from the vast majority of his fellow senate Republicans, Saland’s deliberation over and eventual deciding “vote of conscience” on the Marriage Equality act June 24, has brought the media-shy legislator to national and even global attention. Saland’s vote to support gay marriage in New York did not come easy. Throughout his district and beyond, passionate constituents on both sides of the contentious issue applied overwhelming pressure in an attempt to get Saland to “do the right thing.” “It was a very difficult and anguishing process,” Saland said, estimating that he received anywhere from 100,000 to...
  • Moms sue to keep DSS in city

    07/15/2011 3:01:48 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 17 replies
    Register Star ^ | July 15, 2011 | Jamie Larson
    HUDSON, NY — A group of nine Hudson mothers, all clients of the Department of Social Services, have filed a lawsuit against the Columbia County government in an attempt to stop the county plan to move DSS two miles out of the city to the former Walmart building on Fairview Avenue in Greenport. The group, who all say they walk to the current DSS location at 25 Railroad Avenue, are bringing an Article Seven lawsuit against the county stating that the plan is moving forward without needed social, environmental or traffic impact studies. The legal action states that ignoring these...
  • The First Memorial Day

    05/30/2011 6:23:09 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 19 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | May, 30, 2011 | Brian Hicks
    Charleston was in ruins. The peninsula was nearly deserted, the fine houses empty, the streets littered with the debris of fighting and the ash of fires that had burned out weeks before. The Southern gentility was long gone, their cause lost. In the weeks after the Civil War ended, it was, some said, "a city of the dead." On a Monday morning that spring, nearly 10,000 former slaves marched onto the grounds of the old Washington Race Course, where wealthy Charleston planters and socialites had gathered in old times. During the final year of the war, the track had been...
  • I.G. report: State workers "bored", "doing nothing

    04/22/2011 4:35:19 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 30 replies
    CBS6 News ^ | April 22, 2011 | Craig Smith
    ALBANY, NY -- A 37-year veteran of the state's Office of General Services who is accused of three felonies told investigators he was bored because of a lack of work and suggested he's not alone. "There's a lot of people sitting up there (in Corning Tower) doing nothing," is how the Inspector general's office quotes 53-year-old Gregory Ruth, arrested Wednesday on charges of fraud, grand larceny and false filing. His salary, at $42.00 an hour, is about $84,000 a year. His job entails designing plumbing systems, chiefly for the state's prisons. The IG began investigating after receiving an anonymous tip...
  • Beat Your Ploughshares into Swords!

    04/21/2011 7:47:21 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Cilil War Daily Gazzette ^ | April 21, 2011 | Eric
    Sunday, April 21, 1861 The rumor that Federal militia troops would again march through Baltimore, was once more the talk of the town. 3,400 Federal militiamen had just arrived in Cockeysville (17 miles north of Baltimore) via rail from Philadelphia. They were given ammunition and were now waiting for a couple of Regular US Army regiments to accompany them through the city. Almost immediately, as church bells rang out the news, 4,000 men from every class joined the Baltimore militia. Before dismissing his congregation, a Universalist minister urged his flock to “beat your ploughshares into swords!” The city’s new militiamen...
  • Now We are in a State of War Which Will Yield Nothing

    04/20/2011 8:30:28 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 4 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazzette ^ | April 20, 2011 | Eric
    Saturday, April 20, 1861 Robert E. Lee was revered by General Winfield Scott as “the best soldier I ever saw in the field.” Trusting Scott’s judgement, Lincoln... offered him command of the Union army. This offer, however, happened the day after Virginia seceded. Though Lee looked “upon secession as anarchy” and would be willing to sacrifice all the slaves in the South to save the Union, he couldn’t draw his sword “upon Virginia, my native state.” It was two day later, on this date, from his home in Arlington, across the Potomac from the capital, that Lee officially resigned his...
  • Blood and Death in the Streets of Baltimore

    04/19/2011 4:50:34 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 7 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | April 19, 2011 | unknown
    Friday, April 19, 1861 The Sixth Massachusetts was the first regiment raised that was fully armed and equipped for battle. They had rifled muskets, knapsacks, even a full brass band. The Sixth had been joined by some unarmed Pennsylvania militiamen in Philadelphia. As the 36-car train pulled into the President Street Station, a small crowd met them, throwing nothing but jeers and hisses in their direction.... ...the remaining cars, with about 200 of the Sixth (and their band, plus the unarmed Pennsylvanians), were left stranded at the President Street Station. The remaining men of the Sixth were ordered off the...
  • Virulence Warning

    03/31/2011 5:31:14 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy
    Free PDF Posting ^ | March 31, 2011 | unknown
    In March 2010, in an act of malfeasance, a cancerous tumor was grafted on to an otherwise healthy patient. Although the sedated patient did not agree to the strange and invasive procedure, he was told, upon awakening, that the action was taken for his own good. A new, large and ugly lump, visible now beneath the skin, was an important and necessary addition, and placed there, according to the administrator: “so we can see what’s in it”. The tentacles of this tumor began spreading into the patient’s body immediately and we now are seeing the effects on the surrounding tissue....
  • Man chains himself to UAlbany fountain

    03/25/2011 3:21:01 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 28 replies
    CBS6 ^ | March 25, 2011 | Chris White
    ALBANY -- Christopher Schewe, 41, a Pittstown man and a full-time UAlbany student, has chained himself to a campus fountain. He said he gave a lock key to another person and told that person to not come back until Monday. He said he will not eat, will sleep in a tent and will wear adult diapers. Campus police searched him and have since left him alone. He is trying to bring attention to the cancellation of fountain day. He also said he wants an apology from Glenn Beck. "I think this is the worst representation of our school you could...
  • UAlbany: Suspension, expulsion on tap for students at riot

    03/17/2011 6:47:18 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 10 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 16, 2011 | SCOTT WALDMAN
    Albany, NY Updated 06:18 p.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2011: The suspensions have started. Three University at Albany students who were involved in the destruction of property during the Kegs and Eggs riots have been suspended. All those who participated in destruction and mayhem face suspension and possible expulsion from the school. The school sent out that warning Wednesday, one day before St. Patrick's Day, to remind students that drinking heavily carries consequences beyond a mere hangover. "As students are identified to the university by the Albany Police Department as participants in the egregious behaviors of Saturday, they will be temporarily...
  • Riot a rift in town and gown

    03/15/2011 7:39:08 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 18 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 15, 2011 | JORDAN CARLEO-EVANGELIST And Bryan Fitzgerald
    ALBANY, NY -- A beer-soaked Saturday morning melee described by residents as the worst in recent memory is forcing the city to again confront the fraught relationship between full-time Pine Hills residents and the college students who often treat the neighborhood as their off-campus playground. By Monday, the number of college students facing charges had topped 40 as police and prosecutors vowed to use the drunken revelers' own cellphone videos to build cases against them. "Let me deliver this message to you," Albany County District Attorney David Soares said. "Many of you who felt, or believe now, that you've gotten...
  • Skidmore bathroom posters raise eyebrows

    03/03/2011 2:59:46 PM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 55 replies
    The Times Union ^ | March 3, 2011 | Dennis Yusko
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY -- A how-to guide for better masturbation that hangs in Skidmore College bathrooms is steaming up the campus in more ways than one. The Your-Body-is-a-Wonderland edition of The Racy Reader, published by the college's Center for Sex and Gender Relations, encourages masturbation as "a great way to relieve some of the stress that comes with classes, finals and the never ending homework." The poster shows a map of the body's erotic zones and offers suggestions for heightening self-pleasure. Students created 300 copies of the "restroom reader" with the help of a college administrator. Fliers were placed in...
  • Consumer Reports says GM Volt falls short on range

    02/28/2011 5:40:23 PM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 91 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 28, 2011 | John Crawley
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - General Motors Co's mostly electric Chevy Volt turned in a lackluster performance for efficiency in its first series of road tests by product raters at Consumer Reports. "We would have really liked to have loved it," David Champion, director of Consumer Reports auto test center told Reuters on Monday after announcing the organization's top picks for 2011. "It was fun to drive and the ride quality was pretty good. But when you look at the finances, for us it doesn't make any sense," Champion said. He said consumers seeking value and top fuel efficiency would be better...
  • Video: Rhode Island union supporter to cameraman – “I’ll [bleep] in [bleep], you [bleep]"

    02/24/2011 8:46:35 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 33 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 24, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
  • You Paid For It: Stimulus dollars fund study on effects of malt liquor and marijuana

    02/12/2011 4:34:44 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 23 replies
    CBS6 Albany ^ | 2/11/11 | Greg Floyd
    Malt liquor and marijuana -- quite a combo. Mix in hundreds of thousands of dollars in stimulus money and you've got a project at the University at Buffalo that has raised a lot of eyebrows. And yes, if stimulus money is being spent -- that means you paid for it. $390 thousand dollars -- your federal tax dollars -- are going to study the effects of marijuana and malt liquor on young adults. Test subjects are being paid to drink the malt liquor and smoke the marijuana.
  • UPDATE: Grand jury indicts Troy councilman, county elections commissioner

    01/28/2011 10:18:49 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 3 replies
    CBS6 Albany ^ | 1/28/11 | Randy Simons, Chris White
    TROY, NY -- A grand jury has spoken in the Troy voting scandal. This morning, 116 felony charges were handed down against City Councilman Michael Loporto and Elections Commissioner Ed McDonough. The special prosecutor on the case said 50 Troy citizens had their right to vote taken away during the September 2009 primary. Both Loporto and McDonough are accused of writing the voters' names on the ballots, and sending them in to win the Working Families Party line for the Democrats. The prosecution said both men chose to take advantage of those who did not speak English, and at least...
  • Obama: Dems, GOP must cooperate in new year

    01/01/2011 6:20:57 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 26 replies
    AP via CBS ^ | 1/1/11
    <p>HONOLULU – President Barack Obama says Democrats and Republicans must work together in the new year and share responsibility for moving the country forward.</p> <p>In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said Saturday that lawmakers must return to Washington next week prepared to make serious decisions about how to grow the economy in the short run and stay competitive in the future.</p>
  • Politics and Eye Movement: Liberals Focus Their Attention on 'Gaze Cues' Much Differently...

    12/10/2010 7:22:01 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 12/9/10 | Dodd, Smith and John R. Hibbing.
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 9, 2010) — It goes without saying that conservatives and liberals don't see the world in the same way. Now, research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln suggests that is exactly, and quite literally, the case. In a new study, UNL researchers measured both liberals' and conservatives' reaction to "gaze cues" -- a person's tendency to shift attention in a direction consistent with another person's eye movements, even if it's irrelevant to their current task -- and found big differences between the two groups. Liberals responded strongly to the prompts, consistently moving their attention in the direction suggested to...
  • REAL Democrat to Challenge Obama in 2012? (Progressives in meltdown)

    12/06/2010 5:27:26 PM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/6/10 | 24EvelJustin24
    "There needs to be a real movement right now, in the Democratic Party, among liberals and progressives to get someone to challenge Barack Obama, in the Democratic primary, in 2012..."
  • Meet 'President' Hillary Clinton

    11/04/2010 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 58 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/4/10 | Patrick Gavin
    We all know that Hillary Clinton came close to winning the Democratic nomination for president of the United States in 2008. She wasn't successful, but some people clearly haven't forgotten about what could have been. The Secretary of State joined New Zealand Prime Minister John Phillip Key and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray Stuart McCully for remarks Thursday at Wellington's Parliament Theatrette, and the Prime Minister made a little slip up. "And we, in a purely bilateral basis, have concerns about the fact that Australia has an FTA," began Key. "They’re a very important part of our market in New...
  • Clinton: Obama 'Envious' of Election Day Trip

    11/02/2010 6:08:29 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 26 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 11/2/10 | AP
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday she expects President Barack Obama to stay the course on domestic and foreign policy even if Republicans make big gains, as expected, in hotly contested congressional midterm elections. Clinton told students and civic leaders in Malaysia that she had spoken to Obama by phone on the eve of the vote, and joked that she thought he seemed "a little envious" that she was abroad for an election that may see Democrats lose control of Congress."I think he was a little envious that I am here," Clinton said,...
  • Hundreds of Chris Gibson supporters welcome President Clinton to Gibson Country! (NY 20)

    11/01/2010 12:55:30 PM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Chris Gibson for Congress Facebook ^ | 11/1/10 | Amy Standaert
    Hundreds of Chris Gibson supporters welcome President Clinton to Gibson Country! Check out these photos!
  • Live updates: Bill Clinton in Spa City (NY 20 desperation, Clinton appeals to Tea Party!)

    11/01/2010 6:47:26 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 11 replies
    The Post Star ^ | 11/1/10 | unknown
    SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - 8:57 a.m.: The rally is over. Clinton said Gibson is an honorable man who should be respected for his miltary service. But Murphy has a better understanding of the economy. Clinton said the tea party should be supporting Murphy because he supported a bill to prevent future bailouts. "If you don't want more bailouts, you'd better vote for your current congressman." he said. Clinton said Murphy understands new technology. The U.S. Share of manufacturng batteries for hybrid cars has gone from 2 percent to 30 percent Clinton said. Clinton said the health care bill is important....
  • Gibson's mission: A House win (NY 20th)

    10/18/2010 7:43:19 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 2 replies
    The Times Union ^ | 10/17/10 | JIMMY VIELKIND
    BRUNSWICK -- Chris Gibson's first political awakening came in 1979. He was 15, watching President Jimmy Carter tell Americans to turn down their thermostats. His father was collecting unemployment, out of work from his job as an elevator mechanic. "I remember just thinking, 'Is this it? Are our best days behind us?'" Gibson recalled recently. Then he heard Ronald Reagan, with his "sense of hope, his sense of optimism -- and I was attracted to the message." The same thoughts occurred to him in the summer of 2009 when Gibson, a colonel in the Army, became "concerned" with a growing...
  • President Obama stumps for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (really creepy Obama photo)

    10/17/2010 5:21:53 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 72 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10/16/10 | Roger Leo
    Barack Obama the vigorous campaigner showed up at a rally for Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick in Boston on Saturday...
  • 1998: Sec. Cuomo pushes 'affirmative action' mortgage loan policy (video)

    10/17/2010 2:48:48 AM PDT · by Upstate NY Guy · 9 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/16/10 | Kerry Picket
    President Bill Clinton's Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Andrew Cuomo answered questions in 1998 at a press conference regarding HUD policy that would ensure that banks could not discriminate against low-income minorities when considering individuals from this group for housing loans. In this video (h/t Eyeblast) he says: "To take a greater risk on these mortgages...yes. To give families mortgages they who they would not have given otherwise?...yes." Mr. Cuomo is then asked if this people in this group could have gotten the loans at all in the first place. In a telling response, he answers: "They would not...