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  • Goldman Plans 230 Layoffs...(New York Loses More Jobs Going to Asia)

    06/30/2011 2:50:45 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 14 replies
    Fox Biz Channel ^ | 6/29/11 | Dunstan Prial
    Goldman Sachs (GS: 132.53, +3.27, +2.53%) may lay off as many as 230 employees, according to a filing with the New York State Department of Labor. The filing dated June 29 cites economic reasons for the potential layoffs, which could begin in late September and extend through March 31, 2012. State law requires that businesses with 50 or more employees notify the Labor Department when significant layoffs are planned.
  • Sex and the Empire State (If you read only one article about NYS democratic assault on marriage)

    06/29/2011 3:11:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    NRO ^ | June 29, 2011 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Marriage was already in bad shape when New York’s governor rewrote its meaning in the state on Friday night with his signature on the “Marriage Equality Act.” Princeton politics professor Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, who has written and lectured extensively on marriage and conscience rights, the natural law, and public policy (and served on the President’s Council on Bioethics and the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights), discusses the fallout and future with National Review Online’s Kathryn Jean Lopez.   KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ:...
  • NY Senate Rules Changed Mid-Stream to Accommodate Democrats' Desire for Media Publicity (SSM)

    06/29/2011 6:47:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    NOM ^ | June 27, 2011
    This is how deeply complicit the GOP leadership in NY was in passing gay marriage: they even changed the senate rules several times in a day, and silenced senators who wanted to speak -- in order to vote in time for the 11 p.m. news: Essentially the Senate rules were changed in a backroom agreement before session started and then changed again during the vote to make sure it would be concluded to make the 11 p.m. newscasts.Sen. Kevin Parker, a long time proponent of same-sex marriage was informed by Senate staff that he would not be able to explain...
  • RINO ALERT Rudy in gov's corner; GOP stalwart hails Dem's leadership (praises same-sex law)

    06/28/2011 5:41:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies ^ | 6/28/11 | FREDRIC U. DICKER in Albany and TIM BONTEMPS and CARL CAMPANILE in NY
    <p>NY Dem Gov. Cuomo won a ringing endorsement from an unlikely corner, Republican Rudy Giuliani......for passage of the hotly contested gay-marriage bill....</p>
  • With Governor Cuomo Signing Away Marriage, Will the Bishops Act?

    06/28/2011 6:36:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 33 replies
    American Papist ^ | 6/27/11 | Thomas Peters
    Im going to be short and to the point in this post in order to simply register my opinion. Andrew Cuomo should be denied Communion. Thats the only conclusion I can come to after witnessing his brazen efforts to legalize same-sex marriage in New York, directly ignoring and acting against the public pleas and warnings of the bishops of New York. Andrew Cuomo already is known to be living in sin with his girlfriend. Hes an unapologetic proponent of abortion, and he just signed gay marriage into law. If this sort of person should not be denied Communion in the...
  • Gay marriage decisions shows 'leadership,' Rudy Giuliani says of Andrew Cuomo

    06/27/2011 5:22:05 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Gay marriage decisions shows 'leadership,' Rudy Giuliani says of Andrew Cuomo Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the only potential 2012 candidate who would be legal to perform same-sex marriages under the New York law that passed last week, walked a delicate line today in his first public comments on the topic, per the Daily News politics blog: "My thoughts are that I'm glad that people who felt discriminated against have sort of had that burden of discrimination lifted. I signed the first civil-union, domestic partnership bill I think in the country. Maybe it was the second. And I...
  • Democrats Are All Cuomosexuals Now: 2016 Buzz Builds for Cuomo (They're SERIOUS!!)

    06/27/2011 10:38:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Atlantic Wire ^ | June 27, 2011 | Elspeth Reeve
    The race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination "just began" with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's successful shepherding of a law to legalize gay marriage through the New York state legislature this weekend, Politico's Edward-Isaac Dovere and Maggie Haberman report. Cuomo's support for marriage equality puts him at the sweet spot in the arc of history, Democratic strategist Jim Jordan told Politico. His work on gay marriage could be as crucial to his political future as opposing the Iraq war was to then-state Sen. Barack Obama. Cuomo is the first national figure enthusiastically to push same-sex marriage at the exact...

    06/26/2011 2:13:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Diocese of Brooklyn (NY) ^ | 6/26/11 | Nicholas DiMarzio
    Today, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state legislature have deconstructed the single most important institution in human history. Republicans and Democrats alike succumbed to powerful political elites and have passed legislation that will undermine our families and as a consequence, our society. With this vote, Governor Cuomo has opened a new front in the culture wars that are tearing at the fabric of our nation. At a time when so many New Yorkers are struggling to stay in their homes and find jobs, we should be working together to solve these problems. However, the politicians have curried favor with wealthy...
  • Behind N.Y. Gay Marriage, an Unlikely Mix of Forces (Super-rich pushed through NY gay vote)

    06/26/2011 5:30:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 98 replies
    NYTimes ^ | June 25, 2011 | MICHAEL BARBARO
    In the 35th-floor conference room of a Manhattan high-rise, two of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s most trusted advisers held a secret meeting a few weeks ago with a group of super-rich Republican donors. Over tuna and turkey sandwiches, the advisers explained that New York’s Democratic governor was determined to legalize same-sex marriage and would deliver every possible Senate vote from his own party. Would the donors win over the deciding Senate Republicans? It sounded improbable: top Republican moneymen helping a Democratic rival with one of his biggest legislative goals. But the donors in the room — the billionaire Paul Singer,...
  • "Have to do this": Cuomo Charts Course for Gay Marriage in NY

    06/25/2011 4:21:03 PM PDT · by sinanju · 49 replies
    MSNBC / NYT ^ | 6/25/2011 | Michael Barbaro
    "...The story of how same-sex marriage became legal in New York is about shifting public sentiment and individual lawmakers moved by emotional appeals from gay couples who wish to be wed. But, behind the scenes, it was really about a Republican Party reckoning with a profoundly changing power dynamic, where Wall Street donors and gay-rights advocates demonstrated more might and muscle than a Roman Catholic hierarchy and an ineffective opposition. And it was about a Democratic governor, himself a Catholic, who used the force of his personality and relentlessly strategic mind to persuade conflicted lawmakers to take a historic leap....
  • NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs State's Marriage Equality Bill

    06/24/2011 9:44:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 108 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2011
    CNN Ticker Tag only NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Signs State's Marriage Equality Bill. Same-sex couples will now be able to marry within 30 days.
  • New York Gay Marriage Bill Needs Only One More GOP Nod For It To Pass

    06/24/2011 3:20:14 PM PDT · by lbryce · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 24, 2011 | Andrew Malcolm
    The New York gay marriage bill introduced by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs only one more yea vote from a Republican senator to pass. If that vote materializes, New York would become the sixth and most populous state to allow same-sex marriage. President Obama received mixed reviews after speaking Thursday night to supporters of the bill at a Democratic fundraiser in New York City. More than 600 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people paid $1,250 each to attend the gala. The president's critics argue that although he said he supports equal rights for gays and lesbians, he won't come...
  • Video: Some unbelievable support and some violent opposition to protecting traditional marriage NY

    06/23/2011 8:19:08 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Life Site News ^ | June 22, 2011 | John Henry Westen
    THIS is how New Yorkers truly feel about marriage! Honk if you support traditional marriage! What New Yorkers Really Think about Same-Sex "Marriage" The United States was built on a foundation of christianity. An old man parks his car in the Bronx to be certain he is really experiencing so much support for traditional marriage. We've got to get New York back! One dissenter kicks a supporter. Another man calls gay marriage a curse.
  • NY Gov. Cuomo makes major push for gay marriage

    06/23/2011 5:58:59 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 23, 2011 6:46 AM (ET) | MICHAEL GORMLEY
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Dozens of gay couples are planning to converge on Albany Thursday to witness what would be a historic vote to legalize gay marriage in New York, the sixth state to do so and a potential bellwether in the national gay rights movement. But for that to happen, Gov. Andrew Cuomo's considerable political skills will be tested as never before to engineer one of the biggest social changes in a generation. The Democrat has been using a kind of shuttle diplomacy to privately test proposals for additional religious exceptions within the Senate's Republican majority. He's talked to...
  • Poll Shows Voters Don't Want Lawmakers Deciding NY Gay Marriage

    06/22/2011 1:37:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    CP ^ | June 21, 2011 | Katherine T. Phan
    NEW YORK - A poll released Tuesday by the QEV Analytics, a public opinion research firm in Washington D.C., shows that 57 percent of New York voters oppose gay marriage.The results of the survey were released just as Senate Republicans are debating over whether to bring the gay marriage bill to a vote. The bill has 31 votes and needs 32 to pass. The New York State Assembly passed the measure last Wednesday.The poll of registered voters in New York found that 57 percent agree that "marriage should only be between a man and a woman," compared to 32 percent...
  • NY senators delay gay 'marriage' vote, possibility still looms

    06/21/2011 8:23:11 AM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | June 21, 2011 | Lorna Cruz
    The New York State Senate debates legislation in the Senate chamber on June 16, 2011 in Albany, New York. Photo by Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images/Getty Images News Albany, N.Y., Jun 21, 2011 / 03:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- New York state senators did not reach a conclusion about homosexual "marriage" as the Senate met before its summer recess on June 20.Every day that goes by and the bill does not pass is a good day, (but) we are realistic enough to know that this is a very serious danger, said Denis Poust, New York Catholic Conference director of Communications, in a...
  • David Tyree Delivers 63,000 Petitions Against New York Gay Marriage

    06/21/2011 6:18:39 AM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | June 20, 2011 | Katherine T. Phan
    NEW YORK – Hundreds of protesters against the legalization of gay marriage in New York jammed the hallways of the Capitol building Monday as Republican senators privately discussed whether to bring the same-sex marriage issue to a floor vote. Demonstrators opposing gay marriage, including Christian ministers, African-American church members and Tea Party organizers, outnumbered those in support of the controversial bill, which has 31 votes and needs one more vote to pass the New York Senate. The measure was approved by the New York State Assembly last Wednesday, 80 to 63.Republicans have been mulling over same-sex marriage bill in private...
  • Archbishop Dolan Addresses Marriage On Fathers Day

    06/20/2011 9:50:54 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    My Fox ^ | June 20, 2011 | GLENN WILBURN
    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan ended Sunday mass at St. Patricks Cathedral with a special prayer for marriage.Archbishop Dolan said he will continue to fight for what he calls a well oiled and choreographed project to redefine something he says already has an unchangeable definition.Our strong convictions are not anti anybody, but simply pro marriage, said Archbishop Dolan. We would just as vigorously defend marriage from a demand by a heterosexual, or anybody else, to redefine the very nature of marriage to accommodate a relationship beyond that of one man and one woman.Archbishop Dolan concluded his service by saying,...
  • Make popcorn, then read! Ed Peters eviscerates Maureen Dowd.

    06/20/2011 1:09:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 19, 2011 | Fr. Zuhlsdorf
    The Canonical Defender, Prof. Ed Peters, has drawn the ire of the Id of the Washington Beltway, the atrabillious Maureen Dowd.My emphases and comments: Sunday, June 19, 2011Oh no! Maureen Dowd doesn’t seem to like me!America’s 43rd most influential liberal doesn’t seem to like me, and that’s a scary thought. Not.Maureen Dowd of the New York Times is well-known for her acerbic (sometimes snide) writing style, [That's a nice way to put it.] and for her frequent substitution of ad hominem attacks for sustained and reasonable argument. Such writing appeals, I guess, to those taxed by thinking but amused by...
  • N.Y. Marriage Bill Hits Snags on Religion Questions

    06/18/2011 10:57:27 PM PDT · by lbryce · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | June 17, 2011 | Michael Gormley
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he was cautiously optimistic his gay marriage bill will soon become law as he held more one-on-one negotiations Friday with Senate Republicans. The Republicans who hold the critical votes say they worry Cuomo's bill doesn't adequately protect religious groups and churches that refuse to preside over same-sex weddings and other services. A third lengthy, closed-door meeting by the GOP majority brought the bill, widely viewed as key to national momentum on the issue, no closer to a floor vote. The Democrat-led Assembly passed the measure Wednesday as expected, and a vote in...