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  • Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Exempt Sales and Use Taxes on Feminine Hygiene Products

    07/23/2016 7:45:33 AM PDT · by Kudsman · 33 replies
    New York State ^ | 7/21/16 | New York State
    TOP Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Exempt... SHARE Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation that eliminates sales tax on feminine hygiene products. The bill (A.7555-A/S.7838) exempts these products from local and State sales tax. “This is a regressive tax on essential products that women have had to pay for far too long and lifting it is a matter of social and economic justice,” Governor Cuomo said. “I commend Assemblywoman Rosenthal and Senator Serino on their strong advocacy and for hard work in passing this important legislation.” Feminine hygiene products have been taxable since the state sales tax was first...
  • $15 minimum wage shutters old-school Brooklyn diner

    07/23/2016 9:46:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | 10:47pm | Jennifer Bain and Natalie O’Neill
    Say goodbye to the late-night fries and gravy. One of the last classic Brooklyn diners is biting the dust — and soon they’ll all die off due to the state’s minimum-wage increase and other factors, restaurateurs and economic experts predicted Friday. The owner of the four-decade-old, 24-hour greasy spoon, Del Rio Diner in Gravesend, said his place is closing down because he can’t afford to pay cooks $15 an hour, along with rising rents and expensive Health Department inspection fees. …
  • De Blasio angers UFT with latest relaxation of school discipline

    07/22/2016 12:39:39 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2016 | Selim Algar
    The de Blasio administration rolled out new set of relaxed disciplinary reforms for schoolchildren on Thursday that even managed to roil a recent ally, the head of the teachers union. Along with the Department of Education, de Blasio announced a total ban on suspensions for students in kindergarten through second grade claiming the current disciplinary tactics disproportionately affect students of color and those with disabilities.
  • Navy vet, 81, held hostage by force for pension checks by addict

    07/21/2016 2:34:45 PM PDT · by HollyB · 8 replies
    Dailymail UK ^ | Khaleda Rahman
    Navy veteran, 81, was held hostage in New York motel room for four years by drug addict who stole his pension checks - despite police station being right next door.
  • Police: Ex-Marine, 81, held hostage in motel for 4 years

    07/21/2016 12:05:07 PM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    statesman.com ^ | July 21, 2016
    HIGHLANDS, N.Y. — A man held an 81-year-old Marine Corps veteran hostage in his squalid motel room for at least four years in order to steal his benefits checks, authorities said Thursday. Perry Coniglio was arrested Tuesday in his room adjoining the victim's at a motel in Highlands. The motel sits next door to the police station in the Hudson Valley town, about 50 miles north of New York City. Coniglio, 43, used brute force and intimidation to get the mentally diminished veteran to cooperate with him, police said. The elderly man has advanced dementia, according to police. Police Chief...
  • Two Muslim Teens Sexually Assault Young Woman, Her Boyfriend Beats Them Both (tr)

    07/21/2016 10:51:07 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 60 replies
    shoebat.com ^ | 7/21/16 | Andrew Bieszad
    <p>The Brooklyn DA’s office is investigating allegations that the two teens beaten to a pulp by an enraged boyfriend outside a Brooklyn Mosque were sexually assaulting his girlfriend, The Post has learned.</p> <p>The probe was launched after the unnamed woman claimed that the teens were taunting and molesting her when her boyfriend, Christopher Vallaro, ran to her rescue.</p>
  • "My Own People Hate Me!" - Black Brooklyn Cop Slams "False Narrative Of Black Lives Matter"

    07/20/2016 9:33:49 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | July 20, 2016 | Jay Stalien
    I have come to realize something that is still hard for me to understand to this day. The following may be a shock to some coming from an African American, but the mere fact that it may be shocking to some is prima facie evidence of the sad state of affairs that we are in as Humans. I used to be so torn inside growing up. Here I am, a young African-American born and raised in Brooklyn, NY wanting to be a cop. I watched and lived through the crime that took place in the hood. My own black people...
  • Trump and Clinton will face off in first presidential debate in their home state of New York

    07/19/2016 6:11:17 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 35 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/19/2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, had been supposed to host the first presidential debate. But on Tuesday it announced it was pulling out of hosting because of concerns it could not 'guarantee the safety and security' of campus. Hofstra University in Hempstead, Long Island, New York, will now host September 26 clash which will be first between the rival candidates.
  • TRUMP NOMINATED

    07/19/2016 4:10:36 PM PDT · by old-ager · 270 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 2016-7-19 | vanity
    TRUMP NOMINATED. NY PUSHES HIM OVER THE TOP
  • Wright State withdraws from presidential debate

    07/19/2016 12:24:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 25 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 7/19/2016 | Lynn Hulsey
    Wright State President David Hopkins announced Tuesday the university has withdrawn from hosting the first presidential debate in September. WSU cited rising costs and security costs Costs rose from $3.5 million to over $8 million University informed Commission on Presidential Debates at noon WSU in an internal remediation to overcome budget deficit UPDATE @ 2:58 p.m.: The president of Wright State’s faculty union, Martin Kich, said cancelling the debate was probably for the best. “I think It’s unfortunate we’ve gotten two months away from it and we have to pull the plug on it. I don’t think that makes anyone...
  • "Wright State withdraws from presidential debate" (Going to be held at liberal Hofstra instead)

    07/19/2016 11:53:58 AM PDT · by GreaterSwiss · 19 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 7/19/2016 | Lynn Hulsey
    “In light of Wright State University’s announcement of earlier today, the September 26, 2016 Presidential Debate will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. The Commission very much appreciates Wright State’s efforts. Hofstra University served very successfully as a presidential debate site in 2012. On September 23, 2015, the Commission announced that Hofstra University had agreed to serve as an alternate site this debate cycle if needed. The Commission looks forward to working with Hofstra once again.”
  • Man sucker-punched while walking quietly down the street

    07/19/2016 7:10:43 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Disturbing video released Tuesday shows a man randomly punching a 65-year-old man in the face as he’s walking along a Brooklyn Heights street. The attack was captured on surveillance video and shows the suspect walking with a group of people down Joralemon Street near the corner of Henry Street, as the victim is walking in the opposite direction around 11:15 p.m. July 6.
  • Quinnipiac Poll: Clinton Leading Trump by 12 Points in New York

    07/19/2016 7:36:20 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 19 Jul 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump by 12 points among voters in New York, with the results driven by a 3-1 lead among New York City voters, a new Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows. While but both presidential candidates continue to have negative favorability ratings, according to In the poll, conducted from July 13-17 of 1,104 New York state voters and carrying a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points: Clinton, 47 percent; Trump, 35 percent; Clinton favorability, 41-52 percent; Trump favorability, 32-61 percent. And in demographic breakdowns: Voters ages 18-34: Clinton, 53-18 percent; Ages 34-49:...
  • Rudy Guiliani at RNC: 'What I did for New York, Donald Trump will do for America'

    07/18/2016 9:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | July 18, 2016 | Staff and The Associated Press
    CLEVELAND, Ohio (WABC) -- In one of the night's most impassioned speeches, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani bemoaned racial divisions that he said have only gotten worse. "What happened to 'there's no black America, there's no white America, there is just America?'" he said. A longtime friend of Donald Trump's, Giuliani also vigorously defended the candidate's character, saying he was "sick and tired of the defamation of Donald Trump by the media and the Clinton campaign." He gotten the biggest cheers of the night from the crowd of more than 2,000 delegates....
  • California is Well-Known as the Land of Fruits and Nuts

    07/18/2016 6:44:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Too bad we can’t keep them all in one bowl, pour on the milk, and chow down. Some of us feel destined to remain stuck in the pits.Tragically, disgraceful, reprobate lawmakers are not only turning California into sanctuary state for illegal aliens, but also the final resting place for bigots, statist, and budding tyrants. Indeed, the state legislature just shoved a rash of anti-Second Amendment bills down our barrels. Now it will be a crime to buy guns with a “bullet button” for example. California has one of the worst business climates, with the highest taxes in the nation (including...
  • Has anyone heard of Mukti Petroleum Inc.? Who owns it?

    07/17/2016 10:40:09 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 44 replies
    Local gas station sign | July 17, 2016 | Me, Myself, & I
    A local Citgo gas station recently changed into a "Mukti" gas station. I tried to do some research on Google to find out who Mukti is, but could not find out who really is behind that company. I suspect it is some Muzzie enterprise, and therefore I wouldn't touch it with a 10 ft. pole. Does any FReeper know anything about this company? Apparently it's quite local for the time being, hasn't gone national or even regional.
  • LIVE:Trump Press Conference 7/16/2016 @ The New York Hilton Midtown @ 10:30AM ET.

    07/16/2016 4:16:15 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 556 replies
    Saturday, July 16, 2016: Donald J. Trump will be announcing Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his Vice Presidential Candidate for the November 2016 Election at a press conference. The event will take place in New York City at the New York Hilton Midtown. Live streaming coverage on RSBN begins at 10:30 AM EDT. New York City Watch the live stream of the event below beginning at 10:30 AM ET: New York Hilton Midtown
  • New York State to pay $680 U.S. citizenship application fee for 2,000 low-income immigrants

    07/14/2016 6:15:22 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | July 14, 2016 | PATRICJA OKUNIEWSKA & REUVEN BLAU
    New York State will pick up the application fee for 2,000 low-income immigrants seeking to become U.S. citizens, Gov. Cuomo announced Thursday. The lucky applicants will be chosen by a lottery system set up by the NaturalizeNY program, with help from the Daily News and multiple civic groups and charities. “What the governor’s office is proposing here is fantastic,” said News Editor-in-Chief Jim Rich. “The Daily News is proud to be a part of this important program. So many hardworking people deserve this opportunity and we are thrilled to be a part of making it the dream a reality.” The...
  • Missing 28 Pages to Be Released; JASTA Momentum Grows

    07/15/2016 10:29:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | Larry Provost
    Sources confirm that the 28 classified pages of the Congressional Joint Inquiry intoIntelligence Community Activities before and after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 will soon be released by Congress, perhaps as soon as today. The pages, known as the “missing 28 pages” were originally classified under the administration of George W. Bush and have been a key part of the demand by families of terrorist victims, including families of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, for government accountability and the need to attack the financial networks of terrorists. The pages have remained classified under the Obama administration despite...
  • Harry Belafonte launches social justice music festival

    07/14/2016 10:09:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 14, 2016 3:44 PM EDT
    Harry Belafonte will launch a racial and social justice festival in October with the inaugural event featuring appearances and performances from actors Chris Rock and Jesse Williams and musicians John Legend and Common. Belafonte announced Thursday that Sankofa.org, his social justice organization, will put on the “Many Rivers to Cross” music and arts festival on Oct. 1-2 in the Atlanta suburb of Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The event will promote advocacy and awareness around urgent human rights issues. …
  • Cop Accused Of Trading Favors For Sex Invokes ‘Hillary Defense’

    07/13/2016 5:13:22 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 13, 2016
    A lawyer for the NYPD cop who allegedly engaged in mile-high group sex with a hooker paid for by a shady businessman said his client is no more guilty than the former secretary of state, who was cleared by the feds. “It’s similar to what the FBI said about Hillary Clinton and why she wasn’t charged,” said John Meringolo, a lawyer for James Grant, who pleaded not guilty in Manhattan federal court Wednesday morning. “She was unaware she was committing a crime. Here there is no crime whatsoever.”
  • Trump to Announce VP Pick in Manhattan @ 11am on Friday

    07/13/2016 6:39:00 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 634 replies
    Received text from @realDonald Trump: I will be making the announcement of my Vice Presidential pick on Friday at 11am in Manhattan. Details to follow.
  • Vandal attacks Gowanus Trump-fan’s home (Brooklyn, New York)

    07/11/2016 10:03:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Brooklyn Paper ^ | July 11, 2016 | Lauren Gill
    This is not how you rock the vote. Someone hurled a rock through a Gowanus family’s door after it put signs up supporting presidential candidate Donald Trump, leaving the household patriarch steaming about the struggles of supporting the conservative cause in a largely liberal neighborhood. “I was angry that’s for sure,” said Joshua Ramos who lives on 11th Street between Third and Fourth avenues with his two young kids. “It’s not fair, you can’t put anything up for Trump.” Ramos said the vandal pitched the projectile through the glass of his front door while he and his family were asleep...
  • Hacked Messages Discuss the Plan for a Black Lives Matter “Summer of Chaos” Leading to Martial Law

    07/10/2016 8:12:14 PM PDT · by TXnMA · 110 replies
    USA Today, Baltimore Sun, DC Clothesline via Oath Keepers Website ^ | July 6, 2016 | USA Today, Baltimore Sun, DC Clothesline via "Navy Jack"
    Is U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch coordinating with Black Lives Matter activists to disrupt the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions so that martial law will be declared and the elections suspended/indefinitely postponed? This allegation is the subject of hundreds of articles regarding a series of purported direct messages between three leading Black Lives Matter activists. The messages claim the endorsement and support of U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Their alleged goal, as stated in the messages, is to cancel the Presidential election and keep Barack Obama in office, while also giving him a justification to attempt a declaration of...
  • Trump Fans Should Pay Attention to and Prepare for What’s Coming Because it’s Going to Get VERY Ugly

    08/01/2015 8:34:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 93 replies
    LibertyNews.com ^ | 08/01/2015 | Eric Odom
    I consider myself more an activist than a politico. That said, I’ve worked on campaigns and have a good understanding of what makes them tick. I’ve worked on city level races, county races, federal house races, a senate and a Gubernatorial race.Some things are always unpredictable. But others are always predictable. Inevitably, there are candidates whose fans/followers believe that through sheer will their candidate can and will win.  I watched this happen with Sharon Angle in Nevada, Christine O’Donnell in Delaware and Doug Hoffman in New York. There are many, many other examples of it over just the past six...
  • Donald Trump Just Announced His Pick for Attorney General – Hillary’s Worst Nightmare!

    07/10/2016 9:24:37 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 28 replies
    Conservative Read ^ | 07-10-2016 | Chris
    Donald Trump has made yet another announcement that will dismay Democrats across the country, and that is his choice for Attorney General. Trump tweeted that his pick for Attorney General is South Carolina conservative Rep. Trey Gowdy, who currently chairs the U.S. House of Representative’s Select Committee on Benghazi.
  • VILE: Why You Should Delete The Pandora App Immediately

    07/10/2016 7:05:34 PM PDT · by Domandred · 76 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 7/9/2016 | Robert Gehl
    Less than 24 hours after a Black Lives Matter sympathizer’s murderous rampage left 5 police officers dead and 11 more wounded, the streaming music service Pandora did something vile. They posted a message on the front of their Facebook page: pandora message It reads: “Our heart ache for all those who unfairly lost their lives. We stand with marginalized communities. We stand for racial justice. We stand for equity And we stand together to make this world a better place. #BlackLivesMatter #LoveAboveAll.” No mention of the lives of the officers lost the day before. No mention of their heroic sacrifice....
  • Clinton campaign manager promises major Florida effort, warns that Trump could win state

    07/10/2016 2:40:54 PM PDT · by Brilliant · 69 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 10, 2016 | Anthony Man
    Hillary Clinton's campaign manager had a warning Saturday for any Florida Democrats who might be tempted to relax, figuring their party's presidential candidate is sure to cruise to an easy victory over Donald Trump: Anyone who thinks Trump can't win is wrong. "Donald Trump can win Florida. Donald Trump can win the presidential election...," said Robby Mook, Clinton's national campaign manager. "So everyone needs to do everything they can..." Floridians can expect to see "a lot..." of Clinton between now and Election Day, Mook said... He said the Clinton effort would include an enormous ground operation that might ultimately surpass...
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'Dump Trump' RNC Delegate Leader: We 'Have The 28 Votes' To Unbind Delegates

    07/10/2016 2:32:42 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 442 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | July 10 2016 | Daily Wire
    Over the weekend, The Daily Wire had the opportunity to speak with Kendal Unruh, a member of the Colorado Republican delegation to the Republican National Convention. Unruh is also a member of the Rules Committee at the RNC, and a leading advocate for a vote that would unbind the delegates from the candidates to which their state primaries are pledged. Unruh explained that "28 committee members are required to pass a minority report, which then goes to the convention floor for all delegates to vote on. It then requires a simple majority to pass." She added that she does "have...
  • A Presidential Pitfall: Speaking One’s Mind

    07/27/2009 10:07:28 AM PDT · by Panzerlied · 22 replies · 583+ views
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 2009 | PETER BAKER
    There is no owner’s manual for the Oval Office, no school to learn how to be a president. Perhaps most challenging for any new president is learning how powerful that megaphone really is. Every offhand word, every spontaneous remark, every comment informed more by emotion than calculation risks profound consequences.
  • How We Got To The Brink Of Civil War, And How To Stop It

    07/10/2016 2:10:56 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    My wife related a disturbing story to me about a ride with an Uber driver late last week. The gentleman behind the wheel was black,and a Navy veteran,so he and my wife had at least two things in common.
  • Dallas Shooting Suspect Wanted To Bring Gun To Trump Protest Rally, Civil Rights Leader Says

    07/10/2016 1:42:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    KERA-TV ^ | July 10, 2016 | Bill Zeeble
    Three weeks before Micah Xavier Johnson opened fire on Dallas police, he offered to work security for protesters outside a Donald Trump appearance in Dallas. Organizers said “no way” – because Johnson wanted to bring a gun.(AUDIO-AT-LINK) Rev. Peter Johnson is a longtime Dallas civil rights activist – and no relation to the suspected shooter. Johnson has led marches for decades, going back to his years with Martin Luther King Jr. He’s lived by King’s ethos of non-violence. Johnson was helping plan the June rally against the presumptive Republican presidential nominee when a man named Micah Xavier Johnson appeared. “Young...
  • Reverend Jesse Jackson points the finger at Donald Trump and his followers

    07/10/2016 11:42:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7/8/2016 | Matthew Hunter and Darren Boyle
    Rev Jesse Jackson said there was a climate of fear and division in the US He was commenting in the aftermath of the murder of five police officers He accused Trump and his followers of 'scapegoating' black people Jackson asked President Obama to host a conference on violence
  • Reparations for Slavery? The Bill Was Paid–in Blood

    04/24/2010 2:20:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies · 1,986+ views
    True/Slant ^ | April 24, 2010 | Jamie Malanowski
    In yesterday’s Times, the estimable scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. had an odd op-ed article entitled “Ending the Slavery Blame Game. ” What made it odd was its construction. At the heart of the piece was Gates’ very interesting summary of recent scholarship about the complicity of African tribes in capturing African people and selling them to European and American slave traders. Sandwiching this summary, however, was Gates’ bid for op-ed relevance, which was his assertion that this fuller understanding of a broader criminal enterprise would give President Obama “a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the...
  • Harvard’s liberals trying to “steal” historical papers from African American contractor

    10/24/2013 9:51:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 10/24/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Barack Obama’s pal Henry “skip” Gates, the Harvard professor who couldn’t understand why a White police officer would stop and question him from climbing in his window, is now having trouble understand why a Black contractor won’t give his school historical papers he found in an abandoned house. When cleaning contractor Rufus McDonald found an old trunk in an attic last year he discovered it contained the personal papers of Richard T. Greener, Harvard University’s first Black graduate. The find sent waves of excitement through the academic world especially at Harvard where Skip Gates works. By his own description, the...
  • Ending the Slavery Blame-Game (Obama Favors Reparations in Theory)

    04/23/2010 8:51:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 47 replies · 906+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 23, 2010 | Henry Lousi Gates, Jr.
    THANKS to an unlikely confluence of history and genetics — the fact that he is African-American and president — Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to reshape the debate over one of the most contentious issues of America’s racial legacy: reparations, the idea that the descendants of American slaves should receive compensation for their ancestors’ unpaid labor and bondage. There are many thorny issues to resolve before we can arrive at a judicious (if symbolic) gesture to match such a sustained, heinous crime. Perhaps the most vexing is how to parcel out blame to those directly involved in the capture...
  • Slavery Reparations: A Dead Issue, and Well-Deserved

    05/11/2010 11:55:17 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 35 replies · 887+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 11 | Clayton Cramer
    When whites say that slavery reparations is a dead issue, that’s not news. When conservative blacks say it, it isn’t news. But when Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. says it, you can put a fork in it. There are a few black Americans whose ancestors were never held as slaves in this country. (One of them has a rather important job now — something involving government housing and ’round the clock protection.) Does President Obama deserve a reparations check?...
  • Ben Affleck Goes on Vulgar Tirade About Cowardly [Bleeping] Democrats Caving on Iraq

    05/26/2007 9:04:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 109 replies · 6,865+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 26, 2007 | Noel Sheppard
    If you had any questions about how antiwar liberals were going to respond when the Democrats didn't withdraw American troops from Iraq like they promised during the 2006 campaign, you got your answers last night on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." When the host moved the discussion to what the panel thought of "the Democrats, you know, caving in on this Iraq spending bill," actor Ben Affleck went on a tirade about these "f***ing people," saying that the "Democrats live in fear of basically, you know, being called cowards" and of "looking like p***ies." Affleck concluded his attack on his...
  • New revelation helps exonerate Scooter Libby

    04/07/2015 4:23:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 7, 2015 | Clarice Feldman
    In a book just released, The Story: A Reporter's Journey, Judith Miller, a key witness in the Libby prosecution, states that Patrick Fitzgerald had offered repeatedly to drop all charges against Lewis Libby if he would "deliver" Vice President Cheney to him. In addition, she charges that Fitzgerald manipulated her into incorrectly testifying about a critical conversation she had with Libby and withheld exculpatory evidence from both her and the defense in order to induce her mistaken testimony – testimony the prosecution knew was made because she was acting under a false belief....[must read snip]....Rizzo, of course, is focused only...
  • Affleck: Bush 'Can Be Hung' for Leakgate

    04/08/2006 8:16:12 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 225 replies · 7,061+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/8/06 | NewsMax
    Actor Ben Affleck has made it very clear where his sympathies lie in the Leakgate affair -- and it isn't with the White House. Appearing on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," Affleck charged that President Bush "probably also leaked” CIA agent Valerie Plame's name and so "if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” He continued: "You could be killed. That's not a joking around Tom DeLay 'I'll do a year, I bribed the state officials with corporate money.' That's like they shoot you in the battlefield for doing that.” Affleck also called DeLay a "criminal."
  • Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate

    04/09/2006 5:41:46 PM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 93 replies · 2,998+ views
    National Ledger ^ | April 9, 2006 | Josh Hart
    Ben Affleck: Bush Can Be Hung for 'Leaks' in Plamegate By Josh Hart Apr 9, 2006 Actor Ben Affleck suggested this weekend on 'Real Time with Bill Maher' that President Bush “probably leaked” Valerie Plame's name and so “if he did, you can be hung for that! That's treason!” The would be politician and Democrat went through this exchange according to News Busters that gives a brief and rough transcript on how Mr. Affleck came to this conclusion. *** The panel guests were Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) who was quite humorous as he let loose with some funny four-quotes. Bill...
  • NYT 'Ethicist' Urges Henry Louis Gates to Sue

    07/28/2009 6:31:15 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies · 1,365+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | July 26, 2009 | P.J. Gladnick
    The ethically-challenged "ethicist" of the New York Times Magazine, Randy Cohen, who writes The Ethicist column has inserted himself into the Henry Louis Gates situation by urging the Harvard professor to sue in order to "pursue social justice." To see where Mr. Ethicist is coming from, let us start off with his laughable money quote in his current column on the subject of lawsuits: Gates should enjoy a cool one and then file suit, assuming he has legal grounds to do so. We Americans are often mocked for being overly litigious, but we are not nearly litigious enough. In the...
  • Over Beers, No Apologies, but Plans to Have Lunch

    07/30/2009 8:59:40 PM PDT · by steven33442 · 49 replies · 1,604+ views
    WASHINGTON — They came, they met, they drank. They did not apologize. The much-anticipated “beer summit” of President Obama, the Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., and Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department in Massachusetts took place Thursday night, accompanied by minute-by-minute reporting from the White House press corps, countdown clocks from the cable news networks, and a last-minute addition by the White House in the form of Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. After 10 days of near nonstop news coverage of a case that prompted a thousand news stories about race, the men sat down for...
  • Ann Coulter: IVANA TRUMP ESCORTED OFF PLANE: NAPOLITANO DECLARES 'THE SYSTEM WORKED' (Profiling!)

    12/30/2009 4:05:33 PM PST · by Syncro · 46 replies · 2,909+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | December 30, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    IVANA TRUMP ESCORTED OFF PLANE: NAPOLITANO DECLARES 'THE SYSTEM WORKED'December 30, 2009In response to a Nigerian Muslim trying to blow up a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day, the government will now prohibit international travelers from going to the bathroom in the last hour before the plane lands. Terrorists who plan to bomb planes during the first seven hours of the eight-hour flight, however, should face no difficulties, provided they wait until after the complimentary beverage service has been concluded. How do they know Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab didn't wait until the end of the flight to try to...
  • Judith Miller Recants; Where's the Media?

    07/10/2016 4:50:55 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 18, 2015 | Peter Berkowitz
    In “The Story: A Reporter’s Journey,” which hit book store shelves Tuesday, April 7, former New York Times reporter Judith Miller revealed in the final chapter that she now believes that she was induced by then-Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald to give false testimony in the 2007 trial of I. “Lewis” Scooter Libby, former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney. Given that Fitzgerald’s three-and-a-half year-long investigation and prosecution of Libby riveted the nation’s capital and generated vast news coverage implying, when not outright declaring, that the Bush administration lied the nation into war, one might think that recantation...
  • Gates Arrest Not About Race But Free Speech

    07/23/2009 4:46:52 PM PDT · by parsifal · 120 replies · 2,154+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 19, 1997 | Deborah Sontag and Dan Barry
    After dropping her young daughter with a baby sitter, Taquana Harris rushed to her hostess job at the fashionable Bowery Bar one night last February, her leopard-print evening gown sweeping elegantly through the dark, icy streets of the East Village. Then a strange woman crudely grabbed her by the arm and demanded to know what she had done with the drugs. Within seconds, Ms. Harris recalled, she found herself pinned to the steel grating of a bodega by two plainclothes officers engaged in a neighborhood drug sweep.
  • Police are safer under Obama than they have been in decades

    07/10/2016 2:16:52 PM PDT · by blueyon · 70 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7/09/16 | Christopher Ingraham
    In the aftermath of the mass shooting of a dozen police officers in Dallas this week, some conservatives rushed to lay blame for the incident at the feet of the Obama administration. Former Republican congressman Joe Walsh said on Twitter that "Obama's words & [Black Lives Matter]'s deeds have gotten cops killed." Rep. Roger Williams (R-Tex.) said, "the spread of misinformation and constant instigation by prominent leaders, including our president" contributed to the killings. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said the shooting had "roots" in the "anti-white/cop events illuminated by Obama." These statements are part of a broader narrative of a...
  • #BlackLivesMatter rally segregates speakers by race

    07/10/2016 10:32:12 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 27 replies
    In January, 2016...an Ithaca (NY) Black Lives Matter rally over the death of Sandra Bland and others set up a procedure to segregate speakers by race, with “people of color” being given priority over whites... The segregation of speakers just happened again, at a rally on July 8, 2016, with non-people of color speakers told to sit at the back of the speakers’ line... About 400 people marched from the Southside Community Center to the Ithaca Commons Friday night and called for an end to systemic racism and police killing black people. [Black Lives Matter Ithaca organizer Dubian] Ade addressed...
  • All-girl Ghostbusters remake criticized for racial stereotyping after white leads play [tr]

    03/04/2016 7:00:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2016 | Hannah Parry
    t's the film fans have been waiting decades for. And today, the first trailer for the hotly-anticipated Ghostbusters re-boot was finally released. But while many praised the hilarious clip, showing Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones battling New York's supernatural nasties, some have complained that the film is falling back on racial stereotypes. That's because, while the white leads, McCarthy, Wiig and McKinnon, play brilliant engineers, professors and scientists, Jones' character is a simple NYC subway worker.
  • Trump Does The Unthinkable

    07/10/2016 8:02:11 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 98 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Liz Crokin
    Donald Trump is a racist, bigot, sexist, xenophobe, anti-Semitic and Islamophobe -- did I miss anything? The left and the media launch these hideous kinds of attacks at Trump everyday; yet, nothing could be further from the truth about the real estate mogul. As an entertainment journalist, I’ve had the opportunity to cover Trump for over a decade, and in all my years covering him I’ve never heard anything negative about the man until he announced he was running for president. Keep in mind, I got paid a lot of money to dig up dirt on celebrities like Trump for...