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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 · 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 ^ | 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...

    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)--->
  • 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...
  • Wild boars with razor-sharp tusks invade upstate New York

    03/12/2012 4:51:11 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 67 replies
    New York Times via MSNBC ^ | 3-12-12 | LISA W. FODERARO
    PERU, N.Y. — They roam by night, picking cornstalks clean, making off with apple crops. They have almost no natural predators, but they have razor-sharp tusks and a seemingly bottomless appetite for plants and animals. Their population can triple in one year. They are feral pigs, and while they have long plagued parts of the Southern and Western United States, now they have become a problem in the peaceful Champlain Valley of New York, an agricultural heartland on the edge of the Adirondacks.
  • Senators push Pentagon to cut ties with Russian arms firm over Syria

    03/12/2012 4:00:50 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/12/2 | Jeremy Herb
    “U.S. taxpayers should not be put in a position where they are indirectly subsidizing the mass murder of Syrian civilians,” wrote the senators, led by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). "We urge you to use all available leverage to press Russia and Russian entities to end their support of the Assad regime, and that includes ending all DoD business dealings with Rosoboronexport, which is within your authority as Secretary of Defense,” they wrote. “Continuing this robust business relationship with Rosoboronexport would undermine U.S. policy on Syria and undermine U.S. efforts to...
  • Cops hunting brute caught on video beating, abducting woman outside Ronkonkoma LIRR station

    03/10/2012 3:23:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    ny post ^ | march 10, 2012
    Cops are hunting this brute who beat down and abducted a woman outside the Long Island Rail Road Ronkonkoma station Sunday morning, in a sickening assault that was caught on video. The man slugged the woman just after she got off the train at 7:40 a.m., knocking her down. Later, the suspect confronts the woman in the station’s taxi office, drags her outside and strikes her again.
  • New City Bank Fails; FDIC Takes It Over [Chicago South Side alderman, Beavers,indicted tax evasion]

    03/10/2012 10:29:48 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies
    Chicago Business ^ | March 09, 2012 | Steve Daniels
    (Crain's) — New City Bank, the South Michigan Avenue lender for which indicted Cook County Commissioner William Beavers is vice chairman, was closed today by state banking regulators. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. couldn't find another bank to take on the assets and deposits, and instead will pay back depositors up to the $250,000 limit at which the FDIC insures deposits. New City had $72.4 million in deposits and $71.2 million in assets as of year-end 2011. The bank was launched in 2003 by a group of local investors, including Mr. Beavers, a South Side alderman at the time. Mr....
  • A news vendor is the story as she fights for her stand (Facing eviction for a 3-inch violation)

    03/08/2012 10:12:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    The Villager ^ | 03/08/2012 | BY LESLEY SUSSMAN
    The community is rallying behind a longtime Chinatown newsstand operator who the city wants to displace over a technicality. Community Board 3 members, state and city officials and local residents joined together last week to ask the city’s Department of Transportation to cease its efforts to boot the newsstand from its current location on the southwest corner of Bowery and Pell St. The newsstand’s owner, Marilyn Louie, inherited the stand at 18 Bowery from her father in 1982, after the World War II vet passed away. Louie said she was recently told by D.O.T. officials that her stand is a...
  • RFK Jr.: Inhofe is 'call girl' for Big Oil

    03/06/2012 8:02:05 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | March 6, 2012 | DARREN SAMUELSOHN
    Leave it to Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to one-up Rush Limbaugh in the name-calling department. "Speaking of prostitutes, big oil's top call girl Sen Inhofe wants to kill fuel economy backed by automakers, small biz, enviros, & consumers," the New York-based environmentalist wrote Tuesday on Twitter. Kennedy was targeting Inhofe for a letter the Oklahoma Republican sent last week to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson that questions the Obama administration's fuel economy and air pollution policies. Inhofe spokesman Matt Dempsey said Kennedy's tweet crosses the line, especially in the wake of Limbaugh’s apology to a Georgetown University student after calling her...
  • New York State Congressional Lines : The Special Master's Redistricting Plan

    03/06/2012 12:16:38 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 6, 2012 | BY CELESTE KATZ
    Update: One observer notes to me, "[Rep. Bob] Turner and [Rep. Maurice] Hinchey are gone. [Rep. Gary] Ackerman doesn't really have a district either, but there are seats he could run for." (Don't say we didn't warn you about a possible consolidation of the regions represented by Ackerman and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy. Also, we've known since January that Hinchey's hanging it up after this Congress.) It also looks to me like the Rangel seat (NY-15) is majority Hispanic, but looks nothing like the highly calibrated Washington Heights/Bronx/Queens map advocated by those who signed on to this letter. And by the...

    09/24/2009 12:58:01 PM PDT · by Cindy · 13 replies · 966+ views
    US - Press Release ^ | September 24, 2009 | n/a
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2009 PRESS RELEASE BROOKLYN RESIDENT INDICTED FOR CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT MURDER OVERSEAS AND CONSPIRACY TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO TERRORISTS An indictment was unsealed in federal court this morning charging Betim Kaziu, a U.S. citizen and resident of Brooklyn, with conspiracy to commit murder in a foreign country and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.1 Kaziu is scheduled to be arraigned later today before United States Magistrate Judge Joan M. Azrack, at the U.S. Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York. The charges were announced by Benton J. Campbell, United States Attorney for...
  • Rush Limbaugh's 'slut' comment draws wrath of Staten Island's three female lawmakers

    03/02/2012 7:39:09 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 136 replies ^ | March 2, 2012 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island's female elected officials from both sides of the aisle are demanding that conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh "apologize to all women" for calling a Georgetown University Law student a "slut" on his program. Limbaugh caused a national firestorm when he used the word after Sandra Fluke testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage. "What does it say about the college coed ... who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex?" Limbaugh said on Wednesday. "It makes her a slut, right? It...
  • Earth's Oldest Tree Had Fronds, Not Leaves (Believed Absorbed CO 2, Cooling Earth)

    04/21/2007 10:30:21 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 24 replies · 1,058+ views
    ITWIRE ^ | Apr 18, 2007 | By Julie Steenhuysen
    The branches of Earth's oldest tree probably waved in the breeze like a modern palm, scientists said on Wednesday, based on two intact tree fossils that help explain the evolution of forests and their influence on climate. The 385-million-year-old fossils, which scientists believe are evidence of Earth's earliest forest trees, put to rest speculation about fossilized tree stumps discovered more than a century ago in Gilboa, New York. Scientists believe these early forests absorbed carbon dioxide, cooling the Earth's surface. The forests were flourishing at an important juncture in the history of life of Earth, coming shortly before the appearance...
  • Mystery of the Earth's Oldest Trees Unraveled

    06/14/2007 10:02:32 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 447+ views
    Newswise ^ | Friday April 20, 2007 | Binghamton University, State University of New York
    William Stein, associate professor of biological sciences at Binghamton University... and his colleagues offer new insights into the world's oldest trees found in an area cited as home to the Earth's oldest forest. Located near the Gilboa Dam in Schoharie County, NY, the region has yielded tremendous tree trunks from the Devonian era, meaning they're roughly 380 million years old. These trunks have been studied by paleobotanists for about a century, but scientists could only guess what the tops of the trees looked like... The fossil, more than 12 feet long, offered the first evidence of how big and complex...
  • Researchers unravel missing link in spider evolution

    01/01/2009 9:58:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 1,322+ views
    Thaindian News ^ | January 2nd, 2009
    Researchers have unravelled an ancient missing link between today’s spiders and their long-extinct ancestors, and that may help explain how spiders came to weave webs. The research by scientists at the University of Kansas (KU) and Virginia’s Hampden-Sydney College focuses on fossil animals called Attercopus fimbriunguis. While modern spiders make silk threads with modified appendages called spinnerets, the fossil animals wove broad sheets of silk from spigots on plates attached to the underside of their bodies. Unlike spiders, they had long tails. The research was led by Paul Selden, professor of invertebrate paleontology in the department of geology at KU,...
  • NY Times staffers near mutiny as paper continues to slide into oblivion

    12/28/2011 8:32:21 AM PST · by Nachum · 87 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/11 | Rick Moran
    The rocky, rickety boat that is the New York times has long been in peril of sinking. Now the Times staffers have sent a letter to publisher Arthur Sulzberger expressing "profound dismay" at the direction the company is headed. Huffington Post: The letter calls attention to several grievances. Last week, Times brass notified foreign citizens employed in the paper's overseas bureaus that their pensions would be frozen. In the letter, Times staffers dismayed by this decision point out to Sulzberger that some of these foreign employees, working alongside Times reporters in war zones, have "risked their lives so that we...
  • Sen. Schumer tells Clinton to pressure Saudi Arabia to pump more oil

    02/26/2012 3:51:16 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 2/26/12 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Schumer tells Clinton to pressure Saudi Arabia to pump more oilBy Ben Geman - 02/26/12 11:59 AM ET 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...
  • NY Dem Rep. at Town Hall: “Basically, We’re Not Looking to the Constitution. . . . .” - Video

    02/25/2012 11:57:47 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 18 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 25, 2012 | Brian
    Oh my. Rarely do you get a Democrat to lift the veil enough to say exactly what they are all about. This is one of those moments. Here is raw video of New York Democrat Rep. Kathy Hochul (NY CD-26) being asked at a Town Hall Meeting yesterday (by Freedom’s Lighthouse reader “Brad!”) where the Constitution allows the Federal Government to require a “private or religious organization to pay for anything for free?” Incredibly, Hochul’s answer? “Well, basically, we’re not looking to the Constitution on that aspect of it.” The crowd went wild, clearly shocked that this Democrat would just...
  • Congresswoman Kathy Hochul Booed Over Birth Control Policy (videos)

    02/25/2012 11:49:17 AM PST · by STARWISE · 35 replies
    WGRZ ^ | 2-24-12 | Athan Kompos
    LANCASTER, NY - Representative Kathy Hochul (D - 26th District) was booed at her own town hall meeting on Friday morning in Lancaster. The packed crowd was critical of Hochul for supporting President Obama's plan to require religiously affiliated employers, such as hospitals and schools, to provide full contraception coverage to female employees. The plan was later altered. It now calls for those workers to get free contraceptive coverage from health insurers, thus sparing religious based groups, morally opposed to paying for birth control, from having to do so. Even though Hochul's town hall meeting was open to any topic,...
  • Video: Dem Rep booed by constituents over HHS mandate

    02/25/2012 10:45:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 25,2012 | Ed Morrissey
    When Hochul spoke in support of the President, the crowd booed. Many in the audience carried signs, including one that read: “Kathy why have you betrayed our Catholic institutions?” One woman in the crowd told Hochul: “This President has lied to us repeatedly when he proclaims support for conscience protection in his infamous speech at Notre Dame as well as in the executive order he signed following passage of the health care law. He is not worthy of your support in this matter.” Another man shouted “It’s an insult to the Catholics in this country to even listen to that...
  • NY TO LAW-ABIDING GUN OWNERS: Go to Jail, Let Criminals Collect $200

    02/25/2012 8:08:35 AM PST · by geraldmcg · 12 replies ^ | 02/25/2012 |
    Ryan Jerome is a U.S. Marine now working in the private sector as a jeweler in Indiana, where he has a state permit to carry a handgun. On a recent business trip to New York, he took his gun with him as personal protection, given that he was also carrying some valuable merchandise...
  • "NYPD monitored Muslim students all over Northeast"

    02/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PST · by bramps · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Chris Hawley
    "As a result, the NYPD deemed it prudent to get a better handle on what was occurring at MSAs," Browne said in an email. He said police monitored student websites and collected publicly available information in 2006 and 2007.But documents show other surveillance efforts continued for years afterward. "I see a violation of civil rights here," said Tanweer Haq, chaplain of the Muslim Student Association at Syracuse University. "Nobody wants to be on the list of the FBI or the NYPD or whatever. Muslim students want to have their own lives, their own privacy and enjoy the same freedoms and...
  • N.J. man racks up $120,000 bill in unpaid tolls & fines using mom's car [ Greedy NYC Liberals ]

    02/19/2012 5:05:59 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 35 replies · 3+ views
    foxnews. ^ | Feb 19 2012 | NY Post
    A recovering addict in New Jersey racked up $120,000 in unpaid tolls and fines for his mother after he used her car to buy drugs. "I used to take her car to [New York City] to buy drugs," a contrite Peter Davis said. He claims to be a recovering addict and living with his mom in an Englewood, N.J., apartment. It is actually his mother, 75-year-old Jean Davis, who is shamed on the Port Authority's website as owing the most money of any scofflaw. But on Saturday, Peter Davis admitted that he is the one who racked up the debt,...
  • NYPD monitored Muslim students all over Northeast (Good!)

    02/18/2012 5:25:15 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/18/12 | CHRIS HAWLEY
    The New York Police Department monitored Muslim college students far more broadly than previously known, at schools far beyond the city limits, including the elite Ivy League colleges of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. Police talked with local authorities about professors 300 miles (480 kilometers) away in Buffalo and even sent an undercover agent on a whitewater rafting trip, where he recorded students' names and noted in police intelligence files how many times they prayed. Detectives trawled Muslim student websites every day and, although professors and students had not been accused of any wrongdoing,...
  • In the interests of justice(NY)

    02/18/2012 6:11:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 17 February, 2012 | NA
    Sometimes zero tolerance makes zero sense. Take the case of former Marine Ryan Jerome, an Indiana jeweler arrested last September at the Empire State Building for carrying a .45-caliber handgun — legally purchased and licensed in his home state. It’s not as if Jerome was trying to hide the gun. He volunteered to security personnel that he was carrying it, and actually tried to check it. Nor is he a notorious gangster; he was carrying some $15,000 in jewelry, and needed the gun for protection. Yes, he did misunderstand New York’s gun laws; possessing an illegal pistol in the Empire...
  • Al Sharpton’s SUV impounded at La Guardia Airport

    02/17/2012 3:03:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies
    Al Sharpton’s SUV impounded at La Guardia Airport By JOSH MARGOLIN and DAN MANGAN Last Updated: 4:51 AM, February 17, 2012 Posted: 3:07 AM, February 17, 2012 Can I get a witness? The Rev. Al Sharpton tried to move heaven and earth yesterday to keep his SUV from being towed at La Guardia Airport — but no amount of preaching could stop Port Authority cops from impounding the vehicle. An officer rolled up on the 2008 Lincoln Navigator at around 2 p.m. outside the Delta and US Airways terminal as the MSNBC host’s driver waited to pick him up in...
  • Ex-Marine rips NY’s 'illogical' gun law

    02/15/2012 4:29:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 15, 2012 | LAURA ITALIANO
    Getting prosecuted under New York’s gun laws is a nonsensical crapshoot, where gangsters get their cases expunged and thugs can turn in illegal weapons for $200 — but a weapon that’s legally registered elsewhere can brand a citizen as a criminal for life. That’s the view of a retired Marine who is facing criminal charges after unwittingly trying to check his Indiana-registered handgun at the Empire State building... --snip-- Prosecutors have offered Ryan Jerome a no-jail misdemeanor plea... --snip-- And Jerome took it upon himself to offer the gun to security as he and his girlfriend stood in line for...
  • Democrat Councilman Jokes About His Felony Drug Conviction

    02/15/2012 6:56:37 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 1 replies
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/15/2012 | Rusty
    Kevin McGrath, who currently sits on the Troy City Council, testified yesterday at the upstate New York voter fraud trial, that he was concerned about running for public office because of his history of substance abuse, and 'the fact that he is a convicted felon'. These days it seems, McGrath is far less concerned about public perception, at one point cracking a joke about his lack of drug-peddling business savvy - a comment that forced him to apologize to the judge. During his testimony, McGrath stated that he was not convicted of distributing 220 lbs. of pot, but rather, he...
  • Democrat Councilman Jokes About His Felony Drug Conviction

    02/15/2012 6:56:11 PM PST · by rustyweiss74
    Mental Recession ^ | 02/15/2012 | Rusty
    Kevin McGrath, who currently sits on the Troy City Council, testified yesterday at the upstate New York voter fraud trial, that he was concerned about running for public office because of his history of substance abuse, and 'the fact that he is a convicted felon'. These days it seems, McGrath is far less concerned about public perception, at one point cracking a joke about his lack of drug-peddling business savvy - a comment that forced him to apologize to the judge. During his testimony, McGrath stated that he was not convicted of distributing 220 lbs. of pot, but rather, he...
  • Probe: NYC teacher had students write to inmate

    02/15/2012 5:39:36 PM PST · by massmike · 10 replies ^ | 02/15/2012 | Associated Press
    Investigators say a New York City teacher had her students make Christmas cards for an incarcerated felon. The special commissioner of investigation for city schools says Queens public school teacher Melissa Dean asked her fifth-graders to make holiday cards for someone who was lonely. The commissioner’s report was issued Wednesday. It says Dean mailed the cards to a friend serving time at the upstate Groveland Correctional Facility for weapons charges and violating an order of protection. Some of the cards included students’ names and addresses. The package of cards was intercepted by prison officials, who called the school principal. That...
  • Newt Gingrich’s Battered Campaign Struggles With Money Woes (Phoenix Debate is his Last Chance)

    02/14/2012 1:03:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/14/2012 | Ben Jacobs
    Is it time for Newt Gingrich to drop out? In an editorial published yesterday, National Review, the leading organ of the conservative movement, said the time has come for the former House speaker to leave the GOP presidential race. This editorial is a gut punch to an already staggering campaign. In the three weeks since the South Carolina primary, Gingrich’s stock has plummeted. Coming out of the Palmetto State, he “sounded really bad” in the two debates that preceded Florida, according to GOP analyst and Daily Beast contributor Rich Galen. The veteran pol may have been “sick, tired, or [just]...
  • Donny Deutsch On Contraception: "Country Is Not Caught Up To NY And LA" (video)

    02/15/2012 4:41:17 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 18 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 15, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    During a "Morning Joe" discussion on how "the media is far ahead of the rest of America on gay marriage," MSNBC commentator Donny Deutsch said "the country is not caught up to New York and L.A." "There are other social issues about women, such as women in the workplace, and to your point, and I agree, the country is not caught up to New York and L.A.," Deutsch said on Wednesday morning.
  • The Iranian Threat to New York City (its large Jewish population becomes an attractive target)

    02/14/2012 9:42:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/14/2012 | By MITCHELL D. SILBER
    On Monday, Israeli embassy workers in the capital cities of India and Georgia were targeted in terrorist attacks that Israeli officials believe were planned and carried out by Iran and its client, the militant group Hezbollah. The bomb in Tbilisi was defused, but the bomb in New Delhi, planted in an embassy worker's car, exploded and injured at least two. Iran's next target could well be on American soil. In Senate testimony last month, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stated that Iranian officials "are now more willing to conduct an attack in the United States in response to real...