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  • CNN and MSNBC Pundit Arrested for Vandalizing Anti-Muslim Ad In N.Y. Subway System

    The New York Post reported Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy has been arrested for defacing an anti-Muslim ad in the New York subway system. The video shows her spraying pink paint on the ad while a supporter of the ad tries to block her. She's a journalist for censorship. Eltahawy, a former Reuters correspondent, has been a recent favorite of CNN and MSNBC’s weekend morning shows to discuss Egypt, and she often smears together the Islamist “right wing” and the American right wing, as she did on Melissa Harris-Perry just 11 days ago [video and transcript below]: Read more:
  • Jewish Democratic Assemblyman from Brooklyn Endorses Romney

    09/25/2012 2:15:38 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 3 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/25/2012 | Matthew
    Maybe we'll see this in the national media... The coalition that elected Barack Obama has just gotten a little smaller. Depending on different demographic groups for re-election, Obama has just lost part of the Jewish vote. Brooklyn, New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind is fed up with the President. He has broken with his party an has endorsed Mitt Romney. Further, he will campaign on his behalf. Hikind was tired of the way President Obama treated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Hikind also endorsed Republican Bob Turner in the special election last year to replace Anthony "Weiner" Weiner. “Israel is under...
  • City to Add Pre-K Efforts in Poor Areas Next Year

    09/25/2012 7:29:38 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 24, 2012 | AL BAKER
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said Monday that the city would open a new type of preschool in Brooklyn next year, introducing a cradle-to-kindergarten approach to education for very young children in poor neighborhoods. The school, known as Educare, will open in Brownsville and serve children between 6 weeks and 5 years old, mimicking schools that have been created in 17 other cities. The one envisioned for New York will include a “leadership institute” to carry out research in early childhood education, city officials said. “Our goal is to have every city kid arrive in kindergarten ready and prepared for a...
  • Anti-jihad 'savage' ads going up in NYC subway [Pam Geller]

    09/20/2012 7:46:09 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/20/2012 | KAREN MATTHEWS
    A provocative ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages is set to go up in the city's subway system as violent protests over an anti-Islamic film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad sweep over much of the Muslim world. A conservative blogger who once headed a campaign against an Islamic center near the Sept. 11 terror attack site won a court order to post the ad in 10 subway stations next Monday. The ad reads, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad." The ad was plastered on San Francisco city buses...
  • Bloomberg’s big-soda ban approved by NYC health board

    09/14/2012 12:12:34 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Lookout (Yahoo! News blog) ^ | September 13, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    The New York City Board of Health approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on large sugar-sweetened drinks Thursday, as expected. Eight of the board's nine members voted in favor of the ban; one, Dr. Sixto R. Caro, abstained. "I am still skeptical," Caro told The Associated Press. "This is not comprehensive enough." The plan, proposed by the mayor in May, calls for a ban on the sale of all sugar-sweetened beverages—soda, sports drinks, energy drinks, sweetened teas, coffees and fruit drinks—in cups larger than 16 ounces at the city's restaurants, food carts, fast-food joints, movie theaters, stadiums and sports arenas. The...
  • Release of '93 World Trade Center Bombing Sheikh behind Egypt's act of war on US Embassy

    09/13/2012 2:27:00 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/13/2012 | Pam Geller
    I would fully expect Obama to consider release of the Blind Sheikh, who was behind the first jihadist attack to take down the World Trade Center, after he wins the election. Obama worked feverishly, from the onset of his presidency, to bring the Muslim Brotherhood into power. Not five months into his presidency, he invited the then-outlawed Muslim Brotherhood to his submission speech at Al Azhar in Cairo in June 2009. The raging protests continue in Cairo, and the monstrous consequences of Obama's Islamic handover continues. In Service of the Blind Sheikh? Weekly Standard, September 13, 2012 The investigation into...
  • NYC Board of Health passes big-soda crackdown rule

    09/13/2012 10:11:18 AM PDT · by matt04 · 57 replies
    New York City's health board has passed a rule banning super-sized, sugary drinks at restaurants, concession stands and other eateries. The regulation passed Thursday puts a 16-ounce size limit on cups and bottles of non-diet soda, sweetened teas and other calorie-packed beverages. The ban will apply in fast-food joints, movie houses and Broadway theaters, workplace cafeterias and most other places selling prepared food. It doesn't cover supermarkets or most convenience stores. City health officials say the ban is necessary to combat a deadly obesity epidemic. The restaurant and beverage industries have assailed the plan as misguided. They say the city's...
  • NYC 'Soda Ban' Decision Expected Thursday

    09/13/2012 2:06:55 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    USNews ^ | September 12, 2012
    WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- New York City's controversial proposal to regulate restaurant sales of large sugary drinks is coming to a head, with the city's Board of Health scheduled to decide the measure's fate on Thursday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's self-appointed board is expected to pass the measure, effectively prohibiting city restaurants, delis, sports facilities, and street vendors (but not grocery stores or convenience stores) from selling sweetened beverages in servings exceeding 16 ounces. The mayor has framed the issue as an urgent public health effort to combat obesity, saying the goal is to help New Yorkers make better...
  • Elderly woman sexually assaulted in Central Park (NYC)

    09/12/2012 4:50:36 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/12/12 | JESSICA SIMEONE and KEVIN FASICK
    An elderly woman was sexually assaulted by a sicko during a robbery in broad daylight today in Central Park, police sources said. The 73-year-old victim was birdwatching near Strawberry Fields just before noon when the fiend stalked up to her and attacked her near Central Park West and West 74th Street, sources and a witness said.
  • Following her Finest father, who made ultimate sacrifice on 9/11

    09/11/2012 3:00:19 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 11, 2012 | LARRY CELONA
    NYPD Sgt. John Coughlin died on 9/11 trying to help people escape from the World Trade Center — and now his oldest daughter is picking up his badge. Erin Coughlin, 27, is in the current class of cadets at the Police Academy, with visions of following in her father’s big footsteps.
  • 2 tornadoes touch down in Queens, Brooklyn

    09/08/2012 7:14:17 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 8, 2012 | AP
    Two tornadoes struck New York City on Saturday, one swept out of the sea and hit a beachfront neighborhood and the second, stronger twister hit moments later, hurling debris in the air, knocking out power and startling residents who once thought of twisters as a Midwestern phenomenon.
  • Angry mob trashes Audi in Greenwich Village following argument (Obama Nation at its finest...)

    09/08/2012 5:55:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 91 replies
    A mob trashed a white Audi in Greenwich Village — with several people jumping on the vehicle and smashing its windows after the driver got into an argument with a cyclist, witnesses said. The sedan’s owner, identified by a witness as Mitchell Levine, was driving through the intersection of Broadway and Bleecker Street at about 11:15 p.m. Thursday when his car was halted by the cyclist. As the two men exchanged words, several members of the crowd — some of whom had been dancing atop other cars earlier — circled the Audi A4. Some people jumped on top of the...
  • Sex researcher's son charged with exposing self

    09/06/2012 3:53:24 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 9-5-12 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
    DETROIT—A pioneering sex researcher's son who was cited for masturbating in New York's Central Park earlier this year was arrested in a rural Michigan sting operation for allegedly exposing himself to two female undercover investigators. A completely nude William H. Masters III yelled for the attention of the two female kayakers on Saturday, then made obscene gestures from the bank of the Pinnebog River, Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson said. http
  • Glenn’s Labor Day weekend in NYC uncovers ugly hatred on American Airlines

    09/04/2012 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies
    Glenn Beck ^ | 9/4/12 | Glenn Beck
    GLENN: I want to spend some time giving you knowledge on, you’re close to winning. In fact, you’re so close to winning, the left and the uber left doesn’t even know how to deal with it, and they’re getting very, very angry. I’ve lived in New York for, what, five years? I’ve seen ‑‑ I’ve seen New York. I’ve seen the ugly side of New York, I’ve seen the good side of New York, but I have not seen what I have seen in the last weekend. In fact, my wife said she’s never going to New York again. It...
  • Frustrated UWS (NYC) Resident Hangs "Rat Crossing" Signs

    08/30/2012 8:10:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies
    NBC New York ^ | August 30, 2012
    Rat infestations are a common problem in the city, but one resident is taking matters into his own hands. Joseph Bolanos, president of the West 76th Street Block Association, installed rat-crossing signs in his neighborhood on the Upper West Side. The move may be a bit tongue-in-cheek, but Bolanos thinks the signs may carry some weight and bring some attention to the problem plaguing his streets. "Now it's gotten to the point where people walk at night, and you'll hear screams and shrieks because they get startled by the amount of rats that are running across the sidewalk," he said.
  • Anti-gunners skipping the important facts, naturally(Empire shooting)

    08/27/2012 5:41:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 August, 2012 | Dave Workman
    In their zeal to exploit Friday’s shooting near the Empire State Building in New York City, anti-gunners are deliberately overlooking some facts and adding their own agenda items instead. Kudos to the Seattle Times for not picking up on the rhetoric in its selection of stories about the incident to publish. Then, again, one might wonder if the Times is just playing down the event because the “mass shooting” that had initially been reported now has been revealed to have been caused by police gunfire, not dead gunman Jeffrey T. Johnson. His pistol was an old Star .45-caliber semi-auto, a...
  • NYPD: 9 shooting bystander victims hit by police gunfire

    08/25/2012 1:50:12 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-25-2012 | AP
    NEW YORK – All nine people wounded during a dramatic confrontation between police and a gunman outside the Empire State Building were struck by bullets fired by the two officers, police said Saturday, citing ballistics evidence. The veteran patrolmen who opened fire on the suit-wearing gunman, Jeffrey Johnson, had only an instant to react when he whirled and pointed a .45-caliber pistol as they approached him from behind on a busy sidewalk. Officer Craig Matthews shot seven times. Officer Robert Sinishtaj fired nine times, police said. Neither had ever fired their weapons before on a patrol. The volley of gunfire...
  • Cardinal Dolan, we beg you, please avoid the appearance of scandal!

    08/25/2012 1:04:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 25, 2012 | Judie Brown
    Today's commentary teaches the true meaning of the word scandal, not merely what pop culture would have us believe. Through an insightful and enlightening discussion of the Church's teaching on the meaning of the word, Judie Brown explains why President Obama should not dine with Church leaders at an event to benefit Catholic charities. Read on to discover why this is so. Scandal, according to Moral Theology by John A. McHugh, OP, and Charles J. Callan, is derived from a Greek word signifying a snare or trap prepared for an enemy, or a stone or block laid in the road...
  • Police: All Empire State shooting victims were wounded by officers

    08/25/2012 9:17:40 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 198 replies
    CNN ^ | Sat Aug 25, 2012 | David Ariosto, CNN
    New York (CNN) -- All nine people injured in Friday's shooting in front of the Empire State Building were wounded by police gunfire, New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told reporters Saturday. The officers unloaded a total of 16 rounds at a disgruntled former apparel designer, killing him after he shot and killed a co-worker and engaged in a gunbattle with police, authorities have said. Police said an investigation is under way after one officer shot nine rounds while another shot seven. Three victims suffered gunshot wounds, while the remaining six were hit by fragments. The gunman, who served in...
  • In pictures: Scenes of chaos after New York shooting

    08/24/2012 1:51:45 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Friday, August 24, 2012 | Reuters
    Two people were killed and at least 10 were injured in a shooting outside the landmark Empire State Building in New York City on Friday, according to a New York police source. One of the dead was the shooter, the source said, adding that there was no apparent link to terrorism. Attention: The following pictures contain scenes of death and violence