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  • Occupy Wall Street urges May 1 strike over arrests (freeloaders to have a 'don't do anything' day)

    03/19/2012 4:41:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/19/12 | VERENA DOBNIK
    Occupy Wall Street urges May 1 strike over arrestsBy VERENA DOBNIK | Associated Press – 29 mins ago NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street activists on Monday called for supporters to skip work on May 1 to protest what they're calling police brutality during 73 arrests in New York during the weekend. **SNIP** They're encouraging people to stay out of work and school, and to refrain from spending money. In New York, a coalition of unions and worker justice groups are planning a solidarity march through the city. Council members at Monday's news conference included Ydanis Rodriguez, a Manhattan...
  • Slain man's friends get in shouting match with Newburgh officials at news conference

    03/09/2012 4:06:28 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    Times Herald-record Middletown, NY ^ | 3/9/12 | Doyle Murphy
    ITY OF NEWBURGH – Residents and family of a 22-year-old man killed by police officers shouted down police and Newburgh officials during a news conference on Friday. Newburgh police Chief Michael Ferrara said four officers chased Michael Lembhard inside 55 Liberty St. late Wednesday night, planning to take him into custody on an arrest warrant. Lembhard struggled with the officers, broke free and grabbed a 12.5-inch kitchen knife, Ferrara said. He threatened to kill himself and then suddenly lunged at officers with a knife, Ferrara said. Two opened fire. Before Ferrara finished, people in the crowded City Hall chambers began...
  • NYT's Charles Blow Tells Mormon Romney to 'Stick That in Your Magic Underwear'

    02/24/2012 7:36:43 AM PST · by RatherBiased.com · 66 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Matthew Sheffield
    In an apparent fit of rage against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, liberal New York Times columnist Charles Blow took to Twitter to tell him to "stick that in your magic underwear" for supporting the idea that society ought to concern itself with the large numbers of children born outside of wedlock. That sentiment apparently set off Blow who tweeted the following at 8:56pm ET on the 22nd: "Let me just tell you this Mitt 'Muddle Mouth': I'm a single parent and my kids are *amazing*! Stick that in your magic underwear." Judging from a tweet Blow sent earlier in...
  • (Vanity) Seriously,Will New York & California Vote For Obama Despite $4.50 & $5.00 Gas ?

    03/17/2012 10:34:18 PM PDT · by Liberals_R_BiPolar_Turkeys · 77 replies
    Can you imagine if the deep blue states are paying between $4.00/$5.00 for a gallon of gas come October and yet they will still vote for Obama? And what if the real polls show Obama's approval in those states under 50%? You know if Obama is under water in the deep blue states,the thugs will rig the election. Especially in Illinios where Obama could lose. If New York and Cally still vote in Obama come November, safe to say both states have gone to hell?
  • Gas prices up for 8th straight day

    03/17/2012 5:47:32 PM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 3/17/2012 | CNNMoney Staff
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The national average price for a gallon of gasoline rose for the eighth straight day on Saturday to $3.835. That is now only about 7% below the record high of $4.11 from July 2008. The average price rose by four-tenths of a penny, according to the survey of gas stations conducted for the motorist group AAA. Gas prices are now up more than 17% this year. The nationwide average was $3.52 a gallon a month ago and $3.76 a gallon on March 9 -- the day that prices started rising again after a few days of...
  • Alexandra Pelosi Debuts New Video, Bill Maher Says It May ‘Make Liberals Go Insane’

    03/17/2012 12:40:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 16, 2012 | Josh Feldman
    Alexandra Pelosi appeared on Real Time tonight with two purposes: to defend the video she filmed of voters in Mississippi that aired on the show last week, and to air a brand-new video that Bill Maher admitted would probably anger liberals in the same way the aforementioned video angered conservatives. For her new video, Pelosi spoke to African-American welfare recipients in New York. There was far less laughter during this piece than the Mississippi one (which Pelosi pointed out after it played), but there were still some revealing moments contained therein. One of the men lined up outside the welfare...
  • "Former New York mayor Ed Koch backs President Obama"

    03/16/2012 9:46:46 PM PDT · by Politics4US · 44 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | March 13, 2012 | Alison Gendar
    "Former Mayor Ed Koch is back on President Obama’s side and will be by his side during a fancy White House bash Wednesday with British Prime Minister David Cameron. Koch said he scored an invite to the swanky soiree in honor of Cameron and his wife, Samantha. Koch, a Democrat, raised eyebrows and ire last year when he backed Republican Bob Turner over Democrat David Weprin in the special election to replace disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner in a Queens-Brooklyn district. Koch said the cross-party endorsement was to send a message to Obama to be a better friend to Israel —...
  • Exclusive Video - Waters: Netanyahu Lying, Israel Won't Attack Iran Alone

    03/16/2012 2:29:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 3/16/12 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) told a gathering of anti-war activists in Los Angeles on March 12 that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was misleading the public about Israel’s willingness to confront Iran alone, and that he had privately assured President Barack Obama that Israel would not go to war without U.S. backing. The week before, Netanyahu had used a visit to Washington to convey the message that Israel was prepared to act alone if necessary. That message was necessary, given the Obama administration's record of wavering on Iran, and its public attempts to dissuade Israel
  • Steve Israel:: Cuomo, legislators lied to us, cut deal

    03/16/2012 4:13:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Times Herald-Record ^ | 03/16/12 | Steve Israel
    Governor Cuomo caved. Our lawmakers lied. After more than a year of fresh air in Albany — led by a governor who passed gay marriage, reformed ethics laws and capped property taxes — the state capitol again stinks. After midnight on Thursday, and behind closed doors, the proverbial three men in a room — Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos — cut a deal carving legislative election districts that virtually assures the lawmakers who approved it will be running things for years. Instead of forming an independent panel to create districts that actually represent the...
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Despite Bill Maher’s crude comments, Dem PAC doesn’t have to return comedian’s $1M: Schumer

    03/11/2012 4:57:45 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 03/11/12 | Alison Gendar
    Sen. Chuck Schumer says President Obama’s super PAC doesn’t need to give back the $1 million it got from comedian Bill Maher — even if he’s made crude comments about women. * * * “I mean, look, the bottom line is that Rush Limbaugh’s comments were just nasty and directed at a particular young woman who had a particular point of view and was expressing herself. Bill Maher is a comedian. It’s much different. Rush Limbaugh has tremendous weight in the Republican Party. No one will rebut him. Bill Maher’s a comedian who's on at 11 o’clock at night but...
  • Schumer Defends Maher Because He's 'On at 11:00 at Night'

    03/11/2012 1:31:59 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 11, 2012 | DANIEL HALPERS
    Schumer Defends Maher Because He's 'On at 11:00 at Night' MAR 11, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPERS ABC host George Stephanopoulos asked New York senator Chuck Schumer this morning whether Democrats should return Bill Maher's money. Schumer responded by saying "no," because "Bill Maher is a comedian who is on at 11:00 at night but has very little influence on what’s happening here." Maher, who recently pledged $1 million to President Obama's super PAC, is under fire for misogynistic comments directed toward Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann, after Democrats targeted Rush Limbaugh for his own unsavory remarks.
  • Schumer: No Need to Return Maher’s $1M, ‘He’s a Comedian’

    03/11/2012 10:26:20 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Sunday dismissed calls for a pro-President Barack Obama super PAC to return comedian Bill Maher’s $1 million donation following accusations of sexism over comments he’s made about 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and other women. The issue has received particular attention in the wake of a video from a pro-conservative women group calling out the “double standard” in the way Maher and Rush Limbaugh’s “slut” comment have been treated. Asked on ABC’s “This Week” whether Maher’s money should be returned, Schumer said no. “The bottom line is that Rush Limbaugh’s comments were just nasty...
  • Sen. Schumer tells Clinton to pressure Saudi Arabia to pump more oil (but no drilling here)

    02/27/2012 1:14:27 PM PST · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    the hill ^ | 2/26/2012 | By Ben Geman
    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) wants Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to press Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s dominant oil producer, to boost output as rising prices are hitting consumers at the gasoline pump. A letter to Clinton on Sunday from Schumer, a top political strategist for Senate Democrats, comes as Democrats are trying to blunt constant GOP attacks over soaring gasoline prices. “These skyrocketing fuel prices are directly linked to the global energy market, particularly Iran’s recent efforts to manipulate oil prices and the worry of impacts on supply from an escalation of regional hostilities,” Schumer writes.
  • Media Miss Schumer's OPEC Oil Production Versus ANWR Drilling Gaffe

    As the oil executives hearings on Capitol Hill received great media attention given soaring gasoline prices, supposedly impartial press members missed a classic gaffe by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) as it pertains to the benefits of OPEC raising production quotas versus America drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. On Wednesday, Schumer once again claimed "if [Saudi Arabia] did a million barrels of oil a day increase from today, it would go down about -- the translation to gasoline would be about $.50 a gallon, maybe $.62." Yet, on May 7, Schumer felt a likely similar increase from drilling in...
  • NY- Dem ACKERMAN WON’T SEEK RE-ELECTION EITHER! [UPDATED]

    03/15/2012 5:10:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Cityand State ^ | March 15, 2012 | Chris Bragg
    Wow. On the heels of his possible congressional opponent, Rory Lancman, bowing out of a run for Congress, Queens/Long Island Rep. Gary Ackerman is now bowing out too, according to a press release I just got from Ackerman’s office. I am told the Queens Dems are meeting tomorrow to nominate congressional candidates, but two people I’ve spoken to close to the Queens Dems were unaware of Ackerman’s retirement. I also have heard rumors that Rep. Joe Crowley would be interested in this seat, since this would be a favorable district for him, but I have no idea if that’s actually...
  • Energy expert Dr. Daniel Fine takes on the "opposition" to Shale Gas in North Carolina

    03/12/2012 8:28:19 PM PDT · by greenwill · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The John Locke Foundation ^ | 02/27/12 | Dr. Daniel Fine
    Daniel Fine discusses North Carolina's approach to shale gas and hydraulic fracturing (two minutes)---> http://youtu.be/4Lbn9diK1PA
  • Schumer: Saudi Arabia's plan to increase oil supply will lower gas prices (RATS need more!)

    03/14/2012 6:16:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/14/12 | Andrew Restuccia
    Schumer: Saudi Arabia's plan to increase oil supply will lower gas pricesBy Andrew Restuccia - 03/14/12 01:28 PM ET Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) applauded Saudi Arabia’s plans to increase oil output to make up for potential losses from Iran, arguing the move will lower gas prices. “I was pleased that Saudi Arabia declared that it would fill any oil gap as a result of an Iranian embargo,” Schumer said Wednesday during a speech on the Senate floor, adding that the move is the best short-term solution for lowering gas prices. Reuters reported Wednesday that Saudi Arabia, the only OPEC producer...
  • Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria

    03/13/2012 9:53:07 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 13 replies
    Avio News ^ | 03/13/2012
    Afghan helicopter deal to be ended if Russia continues to arm Assad's Syria Washington, USA - Senators against this purchase due to Moscow's ambiguous policy (WAPA) - Despite Russia sent humanitarian aids to Syria its role in the tragic situation the Country is living is still ambiguous. In fact, 17 US' senators have sent a statement to Pentagon declaring the US' Department of Defense should drop a 900 million dollars contract to supply a Russian Mi-17 helicopter fleet to Afghanistan, since Moscow seems to be arming the regular Syrian Army, led by president Bashar al-Assad. John Cornyn, US senator, also...
  • Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni resigns (End of the Knicks' Linsanity run)

    03/14/2012 1:42:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    ESPN ^ | 03/14/2012
    Mike D'Antoni has resigned as coach of the New York Knicks. D'Antoni's resignation was first reported by Yahoo! Sports on Wednesday. The coach's agent, Warren LeGarie, told ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher that the parting was "a mutual decision" because D'Antoni and the franchise have "conflicting views of the Knicks' future." D'Antoni put the Knicks through a morning workout Wednesday and had been preparing to coach them against the Portland Trail Blazers. Instead, Mike Woodson is expected to handle that role. The Knicks (18-24) have hit a tailspin in the last two weeks, losing six straight and seven of eight...