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  • Ouch: Democratic 2018 Efforts Hit Another Snag As Top Recruit Drops Out Of Targeted Race

    09/21/2017 4:52:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Democratic Party is looking at Donald Trump’s approval ratings and sees an opening. Maybe they can ride a blue wave and retake Congress, except it’s already off to a bumpy start. For starters, the Democratic Party has no message, no leader, and no agenda. Yes, that “better deal” was pitched, but it’s vanished largely forgotten by voters and for good reason. It was a carbon copy of Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 campaign platform. Democrats need 24 seats to flip the House and they’re viewing GOP districts in which Hillary won as their road to victory. Yet, that’s the issue....
  • New York State rated “F” for financial practices

    09/18/2017 3:42:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    WIVB News 4 ^ | September 18, 2017
    The Chicago-based group Truth in Reporting gives the state a grade of “F” in its new 50-state analysis of government spending and budgeting. Specifically, the report’s authors faulted New York for its relatively high pension and health care obligations, as well as its high tax burden. California, New Jersey, Illinois and Massachusetts earned similarly low scores from the group.
  • Leaders line up to meet with Ivanka Trump at UN gathering

    09/18/2017 2:28:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WSYR-TV ^ | September 18, 2017 | Betsy Klein, CNN
    Ivanka Trump is back in her native New York City and stepping out on her own for meetings at the United Nations General Assembly this week. Joining her father at UNGA, the first daughter and senior adviser to the President will privately attend meetings of her own, a source familiar with the meetings told CNN. Trump has faced criticism over her White House role: She's been physically absent for some of her father's most high-profile, controversial decisions -- as well as failed to cajole him into siding with her on issues such as climate change -- leading some to question...
  • The Big Remedial Apple

    09/18/2017 10:36:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    New Yorkers like to think they are more sophisticated than us common folk. Perhaps they define sophistication as a big expensive ineffective school system. “City high-school grads pay at least $63 million a year for remedial classes, thanks to a school system that hands them worthless diplomas,” The New York Post claims.
  • Saw a few Ospreys in Brooklyn, NY (local)

    09/17/2017 6:20:45 PM PDT · by wastedyears · 16 replies
    wastedyears | 9/27/2017 | wastedyears
    So yeah, I saw a few Ospreys while walking a couple hours ago. They were pretty damn low for military planes. Anybody know if the Marines are doing maneuvers around here, or if someone is visiting?
  • Rotting Beef - Tastes Kind of Like Old Lamb: Funky and Stinky

    09/18/2017 8:34:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-18-17 | MOTUS
    Here’s a list of things I don’t  feel like talking about today: the Emmys, Kim Jong-un, St. Louis riots/protests, terrorist attacks anywhere.Usually when I don’t want to be annoyed food is a safe bet, no?  No. I see that the cognoscenti of New York are promoting a new form of extreme eating based on extremely expensive extreme aging: Steak Aging Goes Beyond Weeks to Months for Some Chefs. This is beef aged for up to 180 days – that’s 6 months! In dog years I believe that translates to carrion. But if you’re up for laying out a car payment...
  • Spending Millions to Fill Garbage Cans with Nutritious Meals

    09/18/2017 4:14:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 18, 2017 | Robert Weissberg
    For most people, even those paying attention, the seemingly endless expansion of government spending and its accompanying debt is a mystery. A timely parallel might be a tropical storm out in the middle of nowhere developing into a Cat 5 hurricane. So it is with public budgets—a modest program almost unnoticed balloons into a tax-eating monster and while we can track it, who really knows how it got that way? Happily, the mechanics of this budget-bloating are occasionally exposed to public view and it is not a pleasant sight (here and here). Perhaps the disagreeable nature of this exposure explains...
  • Thousands of airport geese slaughtered, donated to food pantries in past four years

    09/17/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sept. 16, 2017 | James Fanelli
    It’s tarmac-to-table dining. The Canada Geese that plague the city’s airports may have a bullseye on their backs but they’ve been a bounty for food banks in the past four years, the Daily News has learned. The federal agency in charge of trapping the geese to prevent bird strikes on airplanes in New York has quietly donated thousands of the captured fowl to slaughterhouses for human consumption. Those processing plants give them to food pantries.
  • NY Sheriff Tells Governor Cuomo He Can Keep His Executive Orders To Himself

    09/16/2017 8:23:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/16/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order barring law enforcement officials from inquiring about the citizenship status of suspects during investigations. It would also apply to other state agencies outside of law enforcement in most cases. In other words, rather than just refusing to cooperate with ICE when they seek to deport illegal aliens, Cuomo is raising the bar and basically pretending that we don’t even have any immigration laws.While I’m sure there were plenty of Social Justice Warriors in New York City cheering the announcement, it didn’t go over so well with everyone. That includes...
  • Antifa loving professor explores exciting new job options

    09/16/2017 6:49:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 16, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Here’s a name which has been getting a lot of play lately in the SJW edition of the news: Michael Isaacson. He popped up recently when John Sexton was exploring the question of whether or not Antifa was mostly comprised of a bunch of happy-go-lucky thrill seekers. Isaacson is a professor at the University of New York’s John Jay College teaching (if you can believe it) future police officers in the field of Criminal Justice. Recently, the Daily Caller highlighted some of Professor Isaacson’s, shall we say… unique views on Antifa and non-peaceful protest. Mike Isaacson, a professor at the...
  • PA's first diverging diamond interchange finished

    09/16/2017 1:04:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | August 24, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the completion of the state's first-ever diverging diamond interchange (DDI), located on Interstate 70, according to Equipment World. The DDI design eliminates left turns across oncoming traffic, improving vehicle flow and decreasing the chance of accidents. The agency also chose the DDI configuration because it could use the former interchange's cloverleaf footprint, reducing the impact of construction on the area. PennDOT said it modified the traditional DDI design slightly. Dive Insight: Design is one way transportation agencies are combating gridlock resulting from increased traffic. Other tools in DOT arsenals are...
  • Professor who tweeted about ‘dead cops’ suspended

    09/15/2017 8:16:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | Joe Tacopino
    The president of John Jay College said she was “shocked” to hear the “abhorrent” anti-cop statement spewed by a professor at her school and immediately suspended him. “I am appalled that anyone associated with John Jay, with our proud history of supporting law enforcement authorities, would suggest that violence against police is ever acceptable,” John Jay president Karol Mason said about professor Michael Isaacson. Police union wants professor fired over 'dead cop' tweets Police union wants professor fired over 'dead cop' tweets Mason said that threats were made to the members of the college in the wake of his comment...
  • No, gentrification isn’t making New York City less diverse

    09/14/2017 7:59:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/14/2017 | By Kay Hymowitz
    New York is losing its diversity cred. Affluent Starbucks-swilling, kale-grazing white people are taking over the city’s multiracial ecosystem. At least that’s what the sophisticates tell us. The truth is Gotham’s population — even apart from the famously immigrant-rich Queens County — is way more diverse and way less white than it was 25 years ago. According to the Census Bureau, 43 percent of the denizens of the five boroughs were white in 1990. As of 2010, the figure was only 33.3 percent. Over the span of those same two decades, the total population of the Big Apple increased by...
  • NYC mayoral race 'between a progressive Democrat and a pro-Trump Republican,' de Blasio says

    09/13/2017 5:53:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    AM New York ^ | September 13, 2017 | Laura Figueroa and Matthew Chayes
    The race for New York City mayor kicked off in earnest Wednesday, as incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio, fresh off his Democratic primary victory, traded barbs with Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis at separate campaign events. De Blasio, who trounced a field of underdog primary rivals Tuesday by collecting 74 percent of the vote, addressed about two dozen supporters at his campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, where he called the upcoming general election a battle “between a progressive Democrat and a pro-Trump Republican.” Malliotakis, a state assemblywoman from Staten Island who voted for Donald Trump in the general election after endorsing Marco...
  • NYC’s First Lady Remixes ‘Reclaiming My Time’ As a Mental-Health Anthem

    09/11/2017 2:28:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Root ^ | September 11, 2017 | Anne Branigin
    Arguably, the only thing better than Maxine Waters’ skewering of White House weasel and Treasury Department Secretary Steve Mnuchin was the song it inspired—a gospel spin on Waters’ infamous remarks, performed by Broadway actor Mykal Kilgore that immediately went viral. It turns out that New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, is also a fan of the song and its message. This past Sunday, which was World Suicide Prevention Day, McCray used the concept of “reclaiming my time” to urge viewers to take better care of their mental health. (TWEET-AT-LINK) In the public service announcement, McCray appeared opposite Kilgore, who’s...
  • Clinton So Confident of Victory She Bought Second Home in Chappaqua to Accommodate White House Staff

    09/10/2017 4:45:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 10, 2017 | David Rutz
    Hillary Clinton was so confident of victory last year that she bought a second house next to her residence in Chappaqua, New York, to accommodate White House staff during presidential retreats there. "I thought I was going to win," she said. The New York Post reported last year on the Clintons paying $1.16 million for the three-bedroom, ranch-style home next to their house in Chappaqua. The newspaper's source said at the time it was thought to be a weekend retreat for their daughter Chelsea's family. In an interview from her home on the CBS program "Sunday Morning" delving into her...
  • De Blasio Announces Committee Members Who Will Review All 'Symbols Of Hate'

    09/09/2017 9:31:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Gothamist ^ | September. 9, 2017 | Emma Whitford
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced the 16-member committee that will review all "symbols of hate" on city property over the next three months. Announced in the wake of violence waged by white nationalists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, the group is tasked with establishing guidelines for how to assess statues and monuments "seen as oppressive and inconsistent with the values of New York City." The group will also make specific recommendations for "a select few items," according to City Hall. This number undoubtedly includes the statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle, which Mayor de...
  • Cinemas are seducing movie-lovers with gourmet food and booze

    09/09/2017 2:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Gregory E. Miller
    All the Raisinets in the world aren’t enough to sugarcoat this fact: In recent months, the Hollywood box office has been a disaster. In terms of attendance, Tinseltown just wrapped up its worst summer at the box office in nearly a quarter-century. That means theaters now have to fight harder than ever to get butts in seats. “For a very long time, movie theaters were not overly focused on pleasing the consumer,” says Eric Handler, a media analyst at MKM Partners. But in recent years, he says, theater owners have wised up to a novel idea: making the theater experience...
  • Judge to wiseguy: You should’ve thought before joining the mob

    09/07/2017 10:14:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2017 | Emily Saul
    A ​no-nonsense ​Manhattan federal court judge blasted an aged wiseguy Thursday before sentencing him to seven years in prison — saying he should have thought beforehand about joining the mob if he didn’t want to die behind bars. “There’s a long history of capos who have died in prison,” Judge Richard Sullivan coldly told 73-year-old Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello before handing down the sentence — which brought audible gasps of disbelief from the packed courtroom. “You must have understood this, you had 88 months to think about it before,” he added.
  • See largest container ship on East Coast pass under Bayonne Bridge for 1st time (PHOTOS)

    09/07/2017 6:09:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | September 7, 2017
    A new era for the Port of New York and New Jersey started this morning with the arrival of the largest ship to ever stop over on the East Coast.  The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt sailed under the newly-elevated Bayonne Bridge today on its maiden voyage to the United States, as locals gathered at Dennis P. Collins Park to watch the massive ship's arrive. Four times larger than the Statue of Liberty and the length of five football fields, the Theodore Roosevelt can carry more than 14,400 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). Owned by French shipping group CMA CGM, the ship made its...