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  • The New Tammany Hall: New York in the Age of Corruption

    08/09/2016 9:44:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 9, 2016 | Micah Morrison
    De Blasio, Clinton cronies are carving up the city. Right, developer Bruce RatnerBy Micah Morrison In New York City, the controversy plagued Atlantic Yards development appears to be heading for trouble again. That could create problems for Mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Allies of both Democrats have profited mightily from the project. For over a decade, Atlantic Yards has been at the center of heated disputes over power, profit and privilege in New York. Does the site serve the needs of the taxpayers who financed its development? Or is it primarily a giant boondoggle generating...
  • 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.
  • 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?...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Busted Flat: All-Too-Normal Activity Dominates the 'Ghostbusters' Remake

    07/10/2016 7:45:19 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 55 replies
    ©2016 Village Voice, LLC. All rights reserved. ^ | SUNDAY, JULY 10, 2016 AT 9 A.M. | BY MELISSA ANDERSON
    What I watched for the next two hours was mostly a tragic underutilizing of four of this country's funniest women — Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon as the evil-ectoplasm battlers of the title, fighting to save a New York that is played primarily by Boston — combined with what felt like the world's longest laser-tag game. the main performers rarely get to display their individual idiosyncratic strengths. It's particularly dispiriting to hear McCarthy, one of the most floridly gifted verbal riffers in comedy, have to utter frat-brah catchphrases like "Let's do this." That kind of lifeless,...
  • 3 Dallas Officers Killed at Protest Over Police Shootings

    07/07/2016 9:20:43 PM PDT · by NRx · 76 replies
    NY Times ^ | 07-07-2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
    Three Dallas police officers were killed and seven others were wounded Thursday night during a demonstration protesting the police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana this week, according to Chief David O. Brown of the Dallas police.
  • Hillary Clinton's Ambitious Climate Change Plan Avoids Carbon Tax

    07/03/2016 2:45:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 2, 2016 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Hillary Clinton, courting young voters and the broader Democratic base, has promised to one-up President Obama on climate change, vowing to produce a third of the nation's electricity from renewable sources by 2027, three years faster than Mr. Obama, while spending billions of dollars to transform the energy economy. A half-billion solar panels will be installed by 2020, she has promised, seven times the number today, and $60 billion will go to states and cities to develop more climate-friendly infrastructure, such as public transportation and energy-efficient buildings. She would put the United States on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...
  • Bernie Sanders: Democrats Need to Wake Up

    06/28/2016 5:48:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/28/2016 | Bernie Sanders
    Let’s be clear. The global economy is not working for the majority of people in our country and the world. This is an economic model developed by the economic elite to benefit the economic elite. We need real change... We need a president who will vigorously support international cooperation that brings the people of the world closer together, reduces hypernationalism and decreases the possibility of war. We also need a president who respects the democratic rights of the people, and who will fight for an economy that protects the interests of working people, not just Wall Street, the drug companies...
  • Millions of ordinary Americans support Donald Trump. Here's why

    07/04/2016 10:00:24 PM PDT · by vannrox · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 8 March 2016 04.12 GMT | Thomas Frank
    Let us now address the greatest American mystery at the moment: what motivates the supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? I call it a “mystery” because the working-class white people who make up the bulk of Trump’s fan base show up in amazing numbers for the candidate, filling stadiums and airport hangars, but their views, by and large, do not appear in our prestige newspapers. On their opinion pages, these publications take care to represent demographic categories of nearly every kind, but “blue-collar” is one they persistently overlook. The views of working-class people are so foreign to that universe...
  • New York Times Reporter Uses Takeout Food Excuse to Explain Venezuela Economic Collapse

    07/04/2016 4:39:40 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 4, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Takeout food? Yeah! That's just the ticket! It's about as good excuse as consumerism to explain the economic woes of Venezuela. A few weeks ago reporter Nicholas Casey of the New York Times almost completely avoided any mention of socialism and placed the blame for Venezuela's economic woes on a vague "consumerism" during an interview on National Public Radio's Fresh Air as chronicled in Newsbusters by Clay Waters. Since that "consumerism" excuse seems to have been widely mocked, Casey went to bat with an even more laughable excuse, comparing Venezuela's economic woes to someone who has been ordering takeout food for years...
  • The Terrorists the Saudis Cultivate in Peaceful Countries (Kosovo, Albanians)

    07/05/2016 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JULY 2, 2016 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Email More Save | Nicholas Kristof
    PEJA, Kosovo — FIRST, a three-part quiz: Which Islamic country celebrates as a national hero a 15th-century Christian who battled Muslim invaders? Which Islamic country is so pro-American it has a statue of Bill Clinton and a women’s clothing store named “Hillary” on Bill Klinton Boulevard? Which Islamic country has had more citizens go abroad to fight for the Islamic State per capita than any other in Europe? The answer to each question is Kosovo, in southeastern Europe — and therein lies a cautionary tale. Whenever there is a terrorist attack by Muslim extremists, we look to our enemies like...
  • Real Viking Ship Completes North Atlantic Crossing

    06/30/2016 11:32:36 AM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 44 replies
    GCaptain.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | GCaptain Staff
    The world’s largest viking ship has arrived in North America after crossing the North Atlantic Ocean on a journey from its homeport in Haugesund, Norway. The Viking ship, named Draken Harald Hårfagre, set sail from Norway with its approximately 32 crew members in late April and made stops in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland, Canada, before making its way through the Saint Lawrence Seaway to Toronto for the Tall Ships Challenge Great Lakes 2016 festival this weekend. Future stops for the Viking ship include Chicago, Green Bay and Duluth, before heading to U.S. east coast with stops in New York City...
  • ‘President Hillary Clinton?’ She Wants Progress on Immigration and to Drink With G.O.P.

    07/04/2016 8:00:19 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    NewYork Times ^ | Patrick Healy
    Should she win the presidency, Hillary Clinton would quickly try to find common ground with Republicans on an immigration overhaul and infrastructure spending, risking the wrath of liberals who would like nothing more than to twist the knife in a wounded opposition party. In her first 100 days, she would also tap women to make up half of her cabinet in hopes of bringing a new tone and collaborative sensibility to Washington, while also looking past Wall Street to places like Silicon Valley for talent — perhaps wooing Sheryl Sandberg from Facebook, and maybe asking Tim Cook from Apple to...
  • Gingrich: New York Times, Washington Post in 'all-out war' against Trump

    07/03/2016 5:10:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | July 3, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that two of the country’s most prominent newspapers are in an “all-out war” against Donald Trump. During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis, Gingrich blasted the news outlets, saying they are lying about the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. “Both The New York Times and The Washington Post have been in an all-out war to try to redefine Donald Trump,” he said. Gingrich pointed to a Times article that portrayed Trump as often being inappropriate with women. The report relied on testimony from dozens of women who have interacted with...
  • HILARIOUS! Hillary earns new nickname from the New York Post with tomorrow's cover

    07/02/2016 7:11:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 42 replies
    The New York Post released a special preview of tomorrow's cover page, where they dubbed Hillary Clinton "Grillary".
  • TRINITY CHURCH MEMBERS REVEAL OBAMA SHOCKER (2012)

    07/03/2016 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 55 replies
    WND ^ | 2 October 12 | JEROME R. CORSI
    NEW YORK – Ten years ago, the New York Times reported on a growing underground subculture in the black community known as Down Low, comprised largely of men who secretly engage in homosexual activity while living “straight” lives in public. It’s within that subtext that opposition researchers for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign began investigating rumors that Rev. Jeremiah Wright was running a “matchmaking service” for members of his Trinity United Church of Christ known as the Down Low Club, which included Barack Obama. Over the past several months, WND investigators have interviewed a number of members of the church...
  • Dukakis Lead Widens According to New Poll

    07/03/2016 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Jim Noble · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 26, 1988 | NYT Staff
    In the aftermath of the Democratic National Convention, the party's nominee, Michael S. Dukakis, has expanded his lead among registered voters over Vice President Bush, the probable Republican nominee, according to a Gallup Poll... Fifty-five percent of the 948 registered voters interviewed in the poll said they preferred to see Mr. Dukakis win the 1988 Presidential election, while 38 percent said they preferred to see Mr. Bush win. The poll had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus four percentage points... This represented a shift in Mr. Dukakis's lead from the 47 percent to 41 percent advantage he...
  • It’s time for Uncle Sam to stop funding Palestinian terror

    07/02/2016 9:56:35 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | Post Editorial Board
    Just what will it take to cut off US funding for Palestinian terror? That question has taken center stage amid the wave of murderous “lone wolf” attacks against Israeli civilians, egged on by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Thursday, a Palestinian killed a sleeping 13-year-old girl in the West Bank. The next day, another opened fire on a car, killing a dad and wounding his wife and two kids. –– ADVERTISEMENT –– Since September, the terror spree has left 40 dead and 430 injured. And every one of the terrorists — or their families — gets a hefty reward from Abbas’...
  • Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone (NY Times LOL puff piece alert)

    07/02/2016 8:32:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 2, 2016 | Michael D. Shear
    Mr. Obama calls himself a "night guy," and as president, he has come to consider the long, solitary hours after dark as essential as his time in the Oval Office. Almost every night that he is in the White House, Mr. Obama has dinner at 6:30 with his wife and daughters and then withdraws to the Treaty Room, his private office down the hall from his bedroom on the second floor of the White House residence. There, his closest aides say, he spends four or five hours largely by himself. He works on speeches. He reads the stack of briefing...
  • Incredible statement by New York Times in front-page article on House Benghazi report

    07/02/2016 6:57:20 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 2, 2016 | Michael Nadler
    I heard this New York Times take on the Benghazi report mentioned on a noontime political discussion show on Fox News yesterday and found it so absurd that I had to check for myself. Here it is: The New York Times front-page article following the issuance of the report of the House Select Committee on Benghazi included the following paragraph. At a news conference at the Capitol on Tuesday, Mr. Gowdy praised as heroes the Americans who died in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2012. They included Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and Sean Smith, a State Department information officer, who...
  • BOOM! This may be the BEST New York Post front page title ever!

    07/01/2016 9:12:17 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 88 replies
    NYPost ^ | 7/1/2016
    The New York Post came up with a hilarious front page title:
  • Elite K-8 school teaches white students they’re born racist

    07/01/2016 2:08:29 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    An elite Manhattan school is teaching white students as young as 6 that they’re born racist and should feel guilty benefiting from “white privilege,” while heaping praise and cupcakes on their black peers. Administrators at the Bank Street School for Children on the Upper West Side claim it’s a novel approach to fighting discrimination, and that several other private New York schools are doing it, but even liberal parents aren’t buying it. Modal Trigger A slide from the Bank School shows the different goals for white children (right) and “kids of color” (left). They complain the K-8 school of 430...
  • More Than Good Intentions: Holding Fast to Faith in Free Will (Rare fruit from the NYTimes)

    12/30/2002 5:04:18 PM PST · by RainDog · 17 replies · 187+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 30, 2002 | John Horgan
    December 31, 2002 More Than Good Intentions: Holding Fast to Faith in Free Will By JOHN HORGAN When I woke this morning, I stared at the ceiling above my bed and wondered: to what extent will my rising really be an exercise of my free will? Let's say I got up right . . . now. Would my subjective decision be the cause? Or would computations unfolding in a subconscious neural netherworld actually set off the muscular twitches that slide me out of the bed, quietly, so as not to wake my wife, and propel me toward the door? One...
  • Science Fictions (Book Review)

    03/05/2002 12:01:36 PM PST · by Aurelius · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 3, 2002 | John Horgan
    The following is a review of: "A Scientific Mystery, a Massive Coverup, and the Dark Legacy of Robert Gallo" by John Crewsdon, Little, Brown & Co. Twelve years ago, Robert Gallo was chief of the laboratory for tumor-cell biology at the National Cancer Institute and one of the world's most celebrated scientists. In 1984 Margaret Heckler, secretary of health and human services, had hailed Gallo as the discoverer of the virus that causes AIDS and the inventor of the first test for the virus. Gallo had received virtually every major prize for medical research except the Nobel. Samuel Broder, director ...
  • Major League Baseball must permanently retire ‘God Bless America,’ a song that offends everyone

    07/01/2016 10:10:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 88 replies
    NYDaily News ^ | June 30, 2016 | Gersh Kuntzman
    It’s time for God to stop blessing America during the seventh-inning stretch. Welcome to the July 4 holiday weekend — when once again, baseball fans will be assaulted by the saccharine-sweet non-anthem “God Bless America” at stadia all over this great land. But no matter which home team you root, root, root for, “God Bless America” should be sent permanently to the bench.
  • James Comey Just Became the Most Powerful Person in America

    07/01/2016 6:10:05 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 86 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Who’s even more powerful than the king? The person who gets to pick the king. And as of this morning that person is, quite possibly, FBI Director James Comey. Today’s Morning Joe reported breaking news from the New York Times: Attorney General Loretta Lynch has decided that she will accept the recommendation of the FBI regarding its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. If Comey recommends against an indictment of Hillary, that would lift a huge cloud that has been dragging her candidacy down. It would put Hillary in a very strong position to become the next president. But should Comey...
  • Gun Control Wall, Bolstered by Republicans, Shows a Crack

    06/29/2016 7:10:00 AM PDT · by ZULU · 41 replies
    New York TImes ^ | June 29 2016 | Carl Hulse
    Eight Senate Republicans joined with 44 Democrats on a Republican-proposed compromise that would deny people on two different federal watch lists the ability to buy weapons unless they could successfully appeal that decision. Several other Republican senators showed some willingness to accept new restrictions on gun purchases if they could be structured in an acceptable way. A bipartisan companion measure also was introduced in the House.
  • No Speaking Slots? Ted Cruz and John Kasich Brush Off Trump’s Threat

    06/27/2016 6:17:41 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 145 replies
    New York Times ^ | 6/27/2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS
    Ted Cruz and John Kasich have a message for Donald J. Trump: They don’t care if they are not invited to speak at his convention. As Mr. Trump tries to plan a convention that will run as smoothly as possible, he said in an interview with The New York Times last week that he would not invite either Mr. Cruz or Mr. Kasich, both former rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, to speak at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland unless they endorsed him. That is fine, both said on Monday. A spokeswoman for Mr. Cruz, Catherine Frazier, said the...
  • City workers being trained on correct transgender pronouns

    06/26/2016 8:50:05 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2016 | Melkorka Licea |
    Firefighters and medics will take their first “Trans 101” course on Tuesday, learning the correct way to interact with transgender people — and even getting a lesson in what LGTBQI actually stands for, a city official said. The two-hour sensitivity training was launched in March by the city Commission for Human Rights after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order allowing people to use any public bathroom or locker room they identified with, regardless of their sexual anatomy.
  • Britain Rattles Postwar Order and Its Place as Pillar of Stability (Via Drudge)

    06/26/2016 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 25, 2016 | By JIM YARDLEY, ALISON SMALE, JANE PERLEZ and BEN HUBBARD
    But it is the flow of people into the European Union that has had the greatest geopolitical impact, and helped to precipitate the British vote. Stabilizing Syria and permanently curbing the refugee flow could be one of the critical factors in determining whether Europe can steady itself politically. Before the refugee crisis, the European Union was already an unwieldy and unfinished entity. Its contradictions and imperfections were exacerbated by the economic crisis. Yet it was the onset of more than a million refugees marching through Greece and the Balkans toward Germany that may ultimately prove to be the most destabilizing...
  • Democrats End Sit-In After 25 Hours, Drawing Attention to Gun Control

    06/23/2016 11:27:40 AM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 23, 2016 | DAVID M. HERSZENHORN and EMMARIE HUETTEMAN
    House Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in over gun control legislation on Thursday, a protest Speaker Paul D. Ryan labeled a high-profile stunt that undermined the basic institutions of government. Mr. Ryan said he was “not going to allow stunts like this to stop us from carrying out the people’s business.” He added, “This is about a publicity stunt and now a fund-raising scheme.” But on legislative business, it was Mr. Ryan who prevailed. He personally reclaimed control of the House, pounding his gavel and muscling through a major appropriations bill that included funding for combating the Zika virus, without debate.
  • LIVE:Trump in SoHo in New York City @ 10:30 am 6/22/2016.

    06/22/2016 3:43:36 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,116 replies
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of Donald Trump’s speech at Trump SoHo in New York City. Coverage begins at 10:30 AM EDT. New York City SoHo, New York City
  • Pastor Manning:Clinton has won nomination

    06/04/2008 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 26 replies · 317+ views
    Manning: Clinton has won nomination Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By Salena Zito Pastor James David Manning, posted an “urgent message to Sen. Hillary Clinton” via You-Tube video today claiming that Clinton “without a doubt has won the nomination for the presidency for the Democratic Party.” In the video, Manning, pastor of ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y., compares Clinton’s courage to that of former Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto, Clinton's wisdom and poise to that of Cleopatra, and Clinton's leadership strength to that of Deborah of the Old Testament.
  • 'Fixer' bribed (New York City) cops into closing Lincoln Tunnel lane: feds

    06/21/2016 6:03:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jamie Schram, Shawn Cohen, Kaja Whitehouse and Danika Fears
    Cops shut down a lane in the Lincoln Tunnel so a visiting businessman could be escorted through it at the behest of a major de Blasio fundraiser, federal prosecutors charged Monday. [Snip] Federal prosecutors allege that the civilian behind the closure, Borough Park businessman Jeremy Reichberg, and his real-estate-investor pal Jona Rechnitz, spent more than $100,000 on police bribes between 2012 and 2015. "They got, in effect, a private police force for themselves and their friends — effectively they got cops on call," Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said.
  • Barbara Bush Thinks Planned Parenthood Is an ‘Exceptional Organization’

    06/20/2016 10:51:09 AM PDT · by MNDude · 72 replies
    In the ongoing battle over women’s reproductive health, high-profile GOP politicians haven’t exactly praised Planned Parenthood. However, George W. Bush’s daughter, Barbara, spoke in favor of the organization. In a conversation with Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards for the New York Times, Bush said that part of the mission of her organization, Global Health Corps, is counting on millennials looking to effect change in the health industry. “So many young people want to work on social change. They want to do good,” she said. “Global Health started because this great talent pipeline was not moving into health care. It’s hard...
  • Trump in the Dumps

    06/18/2016 10:11:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2016 | Maureen Dowd
    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH damn that Catherine Zeta Jones
  • The Donald and the Demagogues (Wall Street Journal)

    09/02/2015 6:09:09 AM PDT · by dennisw · 42 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 31, 2015 | By Bret Stephens
    Trump is America’s answer to Hugo Chávez. If by now you don’t find Donald Trump appalling, you’re appalling. If you have reached physical maturity and still chuckle at Mr. Trump’s pubescent jokes about Rosie O’Donnell or Heidi Klum, you will never reach mental maturity. If you watched Mr. Trump mock fellow candidate Lindsey Graham’s low poll numbers and didn’t cringe at the lack of class, you are incapable of class. If you think we need to build new airports in Queens the way they build them in Qatar, you should be sent to join the millions of forced laborers who...
  • Dear Government: Leave Me the Hell Alone (UBI)

    05/13/2016 10:21:39 AM PDT · by blam · 19 replies
    TDR ^ | 5-11-2016 | Michael Covel
    May 11, 2016 Michael Covel An insidious new fantasy is blooming in Washington, D.C, academia and the media… Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders dreams about it in between bong hits. It’s lovingly endorsed by “off the wall” left-wing economist Paul Krugman. And the ultra-progressive Huffington Post calls it “the idea that could revolutionize the 21st century.” The hype surrounding this “revolutionary” idea will soon be an everyday talking point. And if you’re a hard-working citizen who takes care of your own responsibilities, you should pay extra close attention… Because you’re about to get fleeced and forced to enjoy it… Utopian...
  • FBI agents: Hillary 'bullied' Vince Foster to death

    06/03/2016 4:43:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    The author of a book about Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster, the aide whose death in 1993 was ruled a suicide, says Clinton triggered Foster’s death by bullying him unmercifully, calling him out from among his colleagues as a failure. The claim comes from Ronald Kessler, formerly an investigative reporter with the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, and the author of “The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents and The Secrets of the FBI.” Kessler wrote about his claim in the London Daily Mail on Thursday. The controversies surrounding Foster’s death...
  • WATCH: Brooklynites Say Orlando Was ‘100 Percent the Republicans’ Fault

    06/17/2016 7:06:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    Omar Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS while he opened fire on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando last weekend, proving his attack was borne out of radical Islam. Yet, if you ask some bystanders in Brooklyn, they’ll tell you the gunman’s rampage had nothing to do with religion. That’s what filmmaker Ami Horowitz found when he asked New Yorkers who was to blame for Sunday’s stark death toll. “I don’t think it had much to do with Islam, to be honest,” said one Brooklynite. “I don’t think it was a terrorist,” said another. Republicans and guns played a much larger role in...
  • The Absolute Best Slice of Pizza in New York

    06/17/2016 11:02:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 17, 2016 | Chris C
    For six weeks, the editors of New York Magazine and Grub Street are publishing a series of definitive lists that declare the absolute best versions of 101 things to eat, drink, and do. Pizza: It’s what New Yorkers are made of. Now, we’re not talking Neapolitan or neo-Neapolitan, deep dish or Detroit-style — not even whole pies. It’s all about the slice, the economical, accessible, on-the-go meal in its many styles: the classic round slice; square in the Sicilian or grandma style; vodka-sauced; with or without toppings, from the minimal (sausage) to the maximal “gourmet” (Buffalo chicken); and so on....