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  • The Lion Hunter of Zion (an Irish man)

    07/12/2013 5:01:30 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies
    In his youth, King David proved his heroism by slaying a lion. He went on to put his life on the line for the Jewish People and become a hero for all Israel. Three thousand years later, another lion-hearted lion-slayer also put his life on the line for the Jewish People and became a hero for all Israel. He wasn’t even Jewish, but he was one of the greatest friends and supporters that the Jewish People ever had - and his experiences with lions assisted in numerous ways.Colonel John Patterson was an Irish soldier and engineer assigned to Kenya by...
  • Patrick mental health issue could hurt Dewhurst

    05/19/2014 6:49:33 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 35 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | May 16, 2014 | Mike Ward and David Saleh Rauf
    AUSTIN - The mental condition of state Sen. Dan Patrick, front-runner in the GOP runoff for lieutenant governor, became the key issue Friday in the already acrimonious race, as medical records leaked by opponents show he was hospitalized twice in the 1980s, once after a suicide attempt, and received treatment for severe depression and anxiety. In a campaign marked by nasty rhetoric bordering on the bizarre, incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is trailing Patrick, began openly feuding with Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, a former rival for Texas' No. 2 elective office, over the disclosures: Dew­hurst ordered Patterson to stop...
  • Give Dewhurst the Boot in 2014

    09/20/2013 10:33:36 AM PDT · by JRandomFreeper · 63 replies
    Vanity | 20 Sep 2013 | Vanity
    I've been promising a Texas Lt. Governor primary thread for a while. This thread is for discussion of the merits of primary candidates for the office of Lt. Governor of the State of Texas.Lt. Governor is the most powerful elected office in the State of Texas.
  • Charlie’s crackers

    08/11/2013 6:26:38 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    New York Post (editorial) ^ | August 10, 2013
    Memo to Charlie Rangel: You’re in some pretty uncharted waters if former Gov. David Paterson — son of one of your closest friends and allies — is publicly taking you to task for your racially charged remarks. The hoopla began with a Rangel slam against the Tea Party: “It is the same group we faced in the South with those white crackers and the dogs and the police,” the Harlem congressman told Politico. “They didn’t care about how they looked.” In other words, the Tea Partiers are the heirs of Bull Connor and the segregationists.
  • Egyptian Politician: U.S. Ambassador Member of Muslim Brotherhood 'Sleeper Cells'

    07/18/2013 3:10:02 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 18, 2013 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Mustafa Bakari, an Egyptian politician, issued a brutal assessment of U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson. Bakari stated, “In my opinion, she [Patterson] is a member of the sleeper cells of the Brotherhood, likely recruited by Essam al-Erian or Muhammad al-Baltagi.” In a June 18 speech, Patterson made the following statement in a speech about the turmoil in Egypt: “Some say that street action will produce better results than elections,” Patterson said. “To be honest, my government and I are deeply skeptical.” John Hudson at Foreign Policy wrote of her reluctance to criticize Morsi:
  • REPORTS: No Live Ammo for Marines

    09/13/2012 9:38:46 AM PDT · by Cliff Dweller · 236 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Sept 13. 2012 | Adam Kredo
    U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo. Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.” If true, the reports indicate that Patterson shirked her obligation to protect U.S. interests, Nightwatch states.
  • Boxer, Waxman Under Fire for Approving Radical Mission Behind Enemy Lines

    10/13/2010 3:15:50 PM PDT · by kristinn · 65 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Wednesday, October 13, 2010 | Chris Garcia
    Two top California legislators are coming under fire after new evidence has emerged that they helped a group of radical antiwar activists cross the Iraqi-Jordanian border in order to deliver aid to families of enemy insurgents in the war-ridden Iraqi city of Fallujah. In December 2004, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D) and Rep. Henry Waxman (D) each sent letters of diplomatic courtesy to the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, requesting assistance for members of the radical group Global Exchange and the antiwar group Palisadians for Peace. The letters, according to a January 4, 2005 article written by Islam Online correspondent Adam...
  • The Conscience of Kansas radio prgram, interview- Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson, Evan Sayet

    09/15/2010 10:07:04 AM PDT · by 1pitech · 2 replies
    The Conscience of Kansas radio program ^ | 09-14-10 | Paul A. Ibbetson
    In this epsiode of the Conscience of Kansas radio program I interview New York Times Bestselling author Lt. Col. Buzz Patterson about his new book, "Conduct Unbecoming." Next we have a "moment of truth" with Andrew Klaven with Klaven on the Culture. In the second half of the show I talk with Evan Sayet about his new cable show "Evan Sayet's Right to Laugh." It is a very fun show and we invite you to listen and comment.
  • (Video) Charlie Rangel’s Lavish 80th Birthday Bash

    08/12/2010 8:18:19 AM PDT · by blog.Eyeblast.tv · 8 replies
    From the way Charlie Rangel celebrated his 80th birthday bash, you would never know he’s a man caught up in 13 chargers of ethics violations and about to go on trial just before the November elections. Rangel celebrated in high fashion at the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan alongside Sen. Chuck Schumer, Gov. Patterson, and NY State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo who spent much their speeches defending the corrupt politician. The event was also a fundraiser for Rangel. The New York Daily News captured the gala:
  • Capitol plan is a far piece from firearm prohibition

    04/15/2010 3:14:39 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 7 replies · 402+ views
    AMERICAN-STATESMAN ^ | Wednesday, April 14, 2010 | Mike Ward
    Think the metal detectors and other ramped-up security plans for the Texas Capitol will keep out unlicensed guns? Think again, officials said Wednesday. Under current state law, so-called "long guns" — rifles, shotguns and the like — will remain legal in the domed landmark if they are carried openly, in a non-threatening way. And, under an exemption approved Tuesday as a part of a new security plan, Texans with a concealed-handgun license will be able to take their pistols into the statehouse as well.
  • U.S. PERSONNEL FACING THREAT, AMBASSADOR TELLS FM [Pakistan]

    03/15/2010 12:25:55 AM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 413+ views
    DAWN.com ^ | March 15, 2010 | By Mohammad Asghar
    Photo: http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/f0567f0041bffb1896b69e8c2f96136c/patterson-608.jpg?MOD=AJPERES Photo Caption: "Ambassador Anne W. Patterson (C) in a letter to Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that the US mission in Pakistan had been receiving information about terror threats from various sources, including its own intelligence. – Photo by APP." FROM THE PAPER > FRONT PAGE "US personnel facing threat, ambassador tells FM" By Mohammad Asghar Monday, 15 Mar, 2010 SNIPPET: "ISLAMABAD: The US ambassador has expressed concern over ‘security threats’ to American personnel in Pakistan and said that any attack on American diplomats in Lahore might have ‘alarming’ effects on bilateral relations. According to sources,...
  • Scandals Upend New York Politics

    03/05/2010 6:29:48 PM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 5 replies · 379+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 3/5/10 | AP
    The Empire State has a lot to recommend it -- Broadway shows, Niagara Falls, and baseball's World Series champions, the New York Yankees. But politics? As the locals would say, Fuhgeddaboudit. Colorful, ethnic, tribal, the New York political scene is much like the Big Apple itself, a bit rough around the edges. But the political upheaval taking place in the state now has shocked even hardened New Yorkers and given disillusioned voters across the nation more reason to lose faith in their leaders. Just in the past week: -- Democratic Gov. David Paterson dropped his re-election bid because of evidence...
  • Cuomo can't get governor's race in gear until Paterson, Espada probes wrap up

    03/01/2010 2:06:00 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 3 replies · 236+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 3/1/2010 | Elizabeth Benjamin
    Albany's dysfunction will keep Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's campaign for governor on ice for the foreseeable future. A source close to Cuomo confirmed the AG will not announce his candidacy as long as his investigations into both Gov. Paterson and Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. (D-Bronx) are open. It could take more than a month for the two cases to be resolved. The desire to wrap up his probes into fellow elected officials before jumping into the race gives Cuomo a rationale for continuing to avoid weighing in on contentious issues like the budget and ethics reform.
  • Under Fire, Paterson Ends His Campaign for Governor

    02/26/2010 11:51:59 PM PST · by HospiceNurse · 7 replies · 355+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 26, 2010 | DANNY HAKIM and JEREMY W. PETERS
    Gov. David A. Paterson ended his campaign for election on Friday amid crumbling support from his party and an uproar over his administration’s intervention in a domestic violence case involving a close aide.
  • Questions of Influence in Abuse Case of Paterson Aide

    02/24/2010 8:00:57 PM PST · by MissesBush · 15 replies · 424+ views
    New York Times ^ | 02/24/10 | William K. Rashbaum, Danny Hakim, David Kocieniewski and Serge F. Kovaleski
    Last fall, a woman went to court in the Bronx to testify that she had been violently assaulted by a top aide to Gov. David A. Paterson, and to seek a protective order against the man. In the ensuing months, she returned to court twice to press her case, complaining that the State Police had been harassing her to drop it. The State Police, which had no jurisdiction in the matter, confirmed that the woman was visited by a member of the governor’s personal security detail. Then, just before she was due to return to court to seek a final...
  • Gov. Paterson's astounding press conference only deepens the hole he is trying to climb out of

    02/10/2010 4:42:12 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies · 1,090+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 2-10-10 | Joanna Malloy
    Most governors facing unsubstantiated rumors and unspoken innuendo would either say nothing or issue a forceful denial and move on. Not in Albany. Not our accidental governor, David Paterson, bless his heart. If Paterson wanted to tamp down the buzz surrounding him, his truly astounding press conference on Tuesday only added to the din. Obviously upset with unsubstantiated rumors - some in print and others in the blogosphere - that he'd had extramarital affairs since taking office, Paterson went into high-drama mode. There he was, on live television, ostensibly to talk about the looming snowstorm, going on and on about...
  • The Holy War Foundation

    08/02/2004 8:22:29 AM PDT · by Sabertooth · 8 replies · 586+ views
    FrontPageMagazine ^ | July 30, 2004 | Stephen Schwartz
    On Tuesday the federal authorities struck another serious blow against the toleration of Islamist terrorist activities on American soil, by arresting five former leaders of the so-called Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which, as I have previously argued, would be better called the Holy War Foundation.   HLF is, after all, a front for the Palestinian suicide terror gang Hamas, which is mainly funded by Saudi Arabia. < -snip- > HLF long functioned as the nerve center of the “Wahhabi lobby” in the U.S., headquartered in Texas, with branch offices in Paterson, N.J., Bridgeview, Ill., and San Diego.  Established...
  • Taxpayers finance $196,000 ride (Unbelieveable in NY)

    01/08/2010 6:44:18 AM PST · by ICE-FLYER · 6 replies · 871+ views
    The Times Union ^ | Dec 23, 2009 | CATHLEEN F. CROWLEY, Staff writer
    A Dutchess County woman took a daily $300 taxi ride to visit her son in Albany for three years -- and taxpayers picked up the tab. The $196,000 cab bill was just one example of $169 million misspent by Medicaid, according to state Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli, who released three audits Tuesday on the public system that pays for the health care for the state's poor and disabled. Medicaid, which is funded federal, state and county money, spends $45 billion a year. DiNapoli's auditors identified overpayments, billing errors, administrative mistakes and abuse. Some of the problems have been cited yearly...
  • New York Governor Seeks Power for Emergency Cuts [Tyranny alert]

    11/24/2009 2:18:32 PM PST · by UAConservative · 10 replies · 508+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 24, 2009 | Stan Rosenberg
    NEW YORK -- Saying the state faces an unprecedented fiscal crisis, New York Gov. David Paterson on Tuesday sought emergency legislation that would give him authority to implement a one-time, across-the-board reduction in state payments to close a $3.2 billion budget gap for the current year. The proposed bill includes a legislative finding that the state's deficit "presents a genuine danger that the state will lack the funds necessary to make payments as they come due," Mr. Paterson said in a Web address. The state's "extremely precarious and worsening fiscal situation" necessitates the payment denials that the legislation would allow,...
  • Whistling Past the Deficit (NY State; NYT managed to diss RINO inaction)

    11/18/2009 1:06:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 312+ views
    NYT ^ | 11/16/09
    November 16, 2009 EDITORIAL Whistling Past the Deficit New York’s governor could not have spoken more plainly than he did last week before a joint session of the State Legislature. “Quite frankly, we are running out of money,” he said, as he asked members to help cut the budget. The plea has so far gone unanswered, even though, with each week, the fiscal problems get worse. Assembly members recognize that the deficit is even worse than the governor’s estimate. But they won’t cut the budget unless the Senate agrees to do so at the same time. That’s the Albany system....
  • Terrorist Trial Decision Made Six Months Ago By White House

    11/17/2009 9:36:09 AM PST · by Biggirl · 7 replies · 615+ views
    http://www.radioviceonline.com ^ | November 17, 2009 | Steve McGough
    Decision to have a trial 6 months ahead goes to show they still have ideas that terrorism is a crime issue, not a military issue. Gov. David Patterson (D-N.Y.) is not at all on board with Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to have five Sept. 11 planners brought to New York City for a civilian criminal trial. Supposedly Holder made the decision, and he informed President Obama. Why is Patterson saying the White House warned him this was coming six months ago? The main headline this morning may be Patterson disagreeing with the White House on having the trials in...
  • The Search for the Wikipedia Libelist

    10/15/2009 6:37:27 PM PDT · by Al B. · 158 replies · 7,251+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Oct. 15, 2009 | Ralph Alter
    Thanks to an intrepid blogger with the tag Trapdoc posting a letter to Mark Steyn, the search for the Wikipedia Libelist responsible for damaging posts to the Rush Limbaugh account has been narrowed to the IP address of a New York City law firm: "The quotes were added by a user with the IP address of 69.64.213.146. This address has been used mostly to make changes to the article about Rush, but also Karl Rove, Sean Hannity,.. James Dobson and Sara Palin from 2005 until earlier this year. "While others have noted this in various forums, no one seems to...
  • Obama administration asks Gov. Paterson not to seek reelection in 2010 (The Kenyan is Racist!)

    09/20/2009 6:45:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies · 1,248+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/29/09 | Elizabeth Benjamin and Kenneth Lovett
    In a stunning request, the Obama administration has made it clear to poll-challenged Gov. Paterson that the White House would prefer he not seek election to a full four-year term next year. The Obama administration sent the message through White House political affairs director Patrick Gaspard, who met with the governor at his campaign headquarters for nearly two hours last Monday, according to a source with knowledge of the conversation. "They expressed concern about his chances about being reelected and the likelihood his presence in the race made it more likely that Rudy Giuliani would enter the contest," the source...
  • Gov. Paterson says people 'nervous' over minorities in office(True leader taking a stand)

    08/24/2009 1:31:45 PM PDT · by bestintxas · 41 replies · 1,215+ views
    NY daily news ^ | 8/24/09 | David Saltonstall In Oak Bluffs, Mass., and Kenneth Lovett In Albany
    Gov. Paterson is still blaming race for his his troubles. After complaining on a Friday radio show that he is the victim of an "orchestrated" campaign to push him out of office, Paterson told a blogger that some people are uncomfortable with too many black pols in power. "Part of what I feel is that one very successful minority is permissible, but when you see too many success stories, then some people get nervous," Paterson told political blogger Gerson Borrero over the weekend. Paterson's comment is sure to catch the ear of the White House, which already asked him to...
  • MARIO (Cuomo) TIPTOES AROUND SON RUN

    08/20/2009 8:31:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies · 353+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/20/09 | SALLY GOLDENBERG
    A coy former Gov. Mario Cuomo yesterday boosted his son for governor next year -- while avoiding making an endorsement.
  • The Saudi Arabia Of Shale

    08/17/2009 6:14:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 4,070+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 17, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy Policy: New York's governor wants to tap into a shale formation that can supply the entire U.S. with natural gas for 65 years. Will NIMBY environmentalists let him stimulate New York's and America's energy economy?Last week, David Patterson released a draft report of his Energy Planning Board that does something Democrats are loath to do: It proposes developing a domestic energy resource — the huge amounts of natural gas trapped in the Marcellus Shale formation. New York produces 5% of its natural gas in-state and imports more than 95% from the Gulf Coast and Canada. The Marcellus Shale stretches...
  • Fifteen percent of New Yorkers pepared to vote for Paterson in 2010

    05/26/2009 7:45:43 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 38 replies · 1,084+ views
    http://www.legislativegazette.com ^ | Tuesday May 26 10:38 AM | By T.J. RAPHAEL
    The Siena College Research Institute released a poll today that showed Gov. David A. Paterson’s approval numbers stay low on every measure. The survey also analyzed what New York voters think about same sex marriage, the state’s junior Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and a property tax cap. The survey found the governor is viewed favorably by 27 percent of voters, with 60 percent looking at the governor in a negative light; the numbers remain virtually identical to last month’s poll, when 27 percent viewed him positively and 63 viewed him unfavorably. Only 15 percent of voters are prepared to elect Paterson...
  • Israeli consulate plot mastermind going to jail

    03/06/2009 5:37:34 PM PST · by Cindy · 15 replies · 511+ views
    (AFP) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 03.06.09, 23:58 / Israel News | n/a
    Israeli consulate plot mastermind going to jail Ringleader Kevin James was 'architect, mastermind of very troubling offense, judge says AFP Published: 03.06.09, 23:58 / Israel News The ringleader of a radical Islamic group that planned to bomb Israeli assets and US military facilities in California was on Friday jailed for 16 years, justice officials said. Kevin James, 32, pleaded guilty to conspiring to wage war against the United States through terror for his part in the plot, which involved three co-conspirators currently in custody. Prosecutors said the plotters were part of Jam'iyyat Ul-Islam Is-Saheeh (JIS,) which was founded by James...
  • Ethics Order Affects Aide to Geithner

    01/27/2009 5:08:33 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies · 552+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 27, 2009 | By T.W. FARNAM
    WASHINGTON -- The new chief of staff to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was a top lobbyist for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. until last year, and will have to recuse himself from some government duties under new White House ethics rules. The appointment of Mark Patterson runs into an executive order President Barack Obama signed to limit the ability of officials to move between industry and government. The order, part of a campaign promise to curb the influence business, allows lobbyists to join the administration as long as they don't work on the subjects they tried to influence for a period...
  • Eating Popcorn, Watching Democrats Make Fools Of Themselves

    01/26/2009 5:21:12 AM PST · by Michael Eden · 13 replies · 707+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | January 26, 2009 | Michael Eden
    I'm sure a lot of Republican politicians are asking themselves this question: "How on earth can these chumps have beaten us in November?" Look at the last couple of months since the election. The very worst, most hilarious, most ridiculous, most asinine behavior of Laurel and Hardy and the Three Stooges - combined - looks downright competent compared to the Democrats. First we had the pee-in-your-pants-funny meltdown over corrupt Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appointment of pompous blowhard Rolland Burris to fill Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat. Democrats - who initially called for a special election until it occurred to them...
  • NY's Gov Picks Conservative Dem for Hillary Seat, Enrages Libs

    01/23/2009 5:47:08 AM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 51 replies · 1,210+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 23 January 2009 | EC
    Surprising pretty much everyone, NY Governor David Patterson is expected to announce today that he has selected upstate conservative Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand to fill the seat vacated by new Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, infuriating the Dems who had been aggressively lobbying behind the scenes for the patronage peach.
  • New York Gov. Paterson to Name Rep. Gillibrand to Clinton's Former U.S. Senate Seat

    01/22/2009 7:36:33 PM PST · by Stars&StripesNE · 147 replies · 5,043+ views
    Fox News ^ | January 22, 2009
    New York Gov. David Paterson will name Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, an upstate Democrat, to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate, a Democratic official with knowledge of the governor's decision told FOX News on Thursday night. Gillibrand, elected in 2006, represents the state's 20th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the first Democrat to represent the district since 1978 -- and the first female representative of the district. Paterson is scheduled to formally announce his pick Friday
  • Caroline's Kennedy Shines No More

    01/21/2009 7:30:10 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 14 replies · 638+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 1/21/2009 | Dr. Dave
    The golden girl dropped out of the race for Hill's NY junior seat in the U.S. Senate today. Seems she got tired of having to defend her non-record of never having done squat, save being borne of a former president.
  • Sources Say Patterson Staff "Arm-Twisting" for Carolyn Kennedy - Video 1/1/08

    01/02/2009 10:58:08 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 26 replies · 658+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 2, 2009 | BrianinMO
    It appears the "fix is in" in New York on who will be chosen to replace Sen. Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate. Sources close to New York Governor David Patterson are saying they believe Carolyn Kennedy will be selected to fill the seat. Here is a local news report from New York that the state assembly leader is now supporting Kennedy, which sources say is a result of "arm-twisting" by Gov. Patterson's staff. That would certainly seem to indicate that Patterson will select Kennedy . . . . (See Video)
  • Caroline Kennedy Demonstrates Valley Girl’s Grasp of English Language

    12/29/2008 1:36:38 PM PST · by obamaisandrogynous · 70 replies · 2,593+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus ^ | 12/29/2008 | Publicola
    Her Royal Highness of Hyannis Port, Lady Caroline Kennedy, is demonstrating a valley girl’s grasp of the English language in her miserable little campaign for the not-yet-vacant Senate seat of Hillary Clinton, who is not quite the Secretary of State in the still-to-be inaugurated administration of Barack Hussein Obama, Jr. According to media reports, ” Kennedy can’t finish a single sentence without a ‘You know’ or ‘I mean.’”Kennedy — highly qualified due to her birth and social prestige as the only child of President Kennedy who hasn’t killed herself or her in-laws — has not been battered, unduly, by the...
  • NY Gov Patterson Accelerates into the Curve

    12/17/2008 2:42:01 PM PST · by nysuperdoodle · 6 replies · 467+ views
    The Policy Project ^ | 16 December 2008 | Patrick Gibson
    Any reasoned examination of the handling of this economic downturn by our government would have to lead to some disturbing questions. One of the first that pops to mind is, "Are they doing this on purpose?" That was the thought I had today as I sat in traffic here in NYC and heard on the radio about Governor Patterson's let's-tax-everything-that-moves-and-see-what-happens plan. Almost since the beginning of governments they have over-obligated themselves to their citizens. Generally speaking, leaders promise things that they can't deliver. Why do they do this?
  • New York Governor's Soda Tax Proposal Draws Mixed Reviews

    12/16/2008 7:43:43 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 50 replies · 1,940+ views
    FoxNews ^ | 12/16/08 | Marrecca Fiore
    You drink diet soda, so you must be healthier. Right? That's what New York Gov. David Paterson is talking about with his proposal for an "obesity tax" — a 15 percent slap on non-diet sugary soft drinks. Think $1 for a Diet Coke, $1.15 for a Coke. There's just one problem: Studies have found links between drinking diet sodas and obesity and diabetes. A 2005 study at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, and separate studies released in 2007 at the University of Alberta in Canada and the University of Massachusetts found that diet soda drinkers were...
  • Two big name interviews landed on YGC Radio!

    12/17/2008 9:40:03 AM PST · by Gator_that_eats_Dems · 224+ views
    On tonight's show, we will have FBi informant Larry Grathwohl, the same agent that helped infiltrate the Weather Underground, led by Bill Ayers. He will be on live tonight from 11:30pm-12:30am EST to answer questions. Also, next Friday, former Senior Military Aide to President Clinton and New York Times Best Selling Author, Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Buzz" Patterson will be on for two hours! Tune in!!
  • (NY Governor)PATERSON WOULD BEAT RUDY(Giulani): POLL

    10/28/2008 9:49:50 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 18 replies · 585+ views
    www.nypost.com ^ | October 28, 2008 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    PATERSON WOULD BEAT RUDY: POLL By FREDRIC U. DICKER, State Editor ALBANY - Gov. Paterson's tough talk about slashing state spending in the wake of the Wall Street meltdown is paying off. A poll out yesterday gave him a record-high approval rating -and showed he'd beat former Mayor Rudy Giuliani in a gubernatorial election. The Siena College survey, however, found Paterson would lose a one-on-one contest to Mayor Bloomberg, but such a race would be tighter than previous polls have shown. The new poll found that New York voters, by 62 to 19 percent, have a favorable impression of Paterson,...
  • Union Bought Lawmakers

    10/20/2008 2:09:22 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 1 replies · 158+ views
    The New York Post ^ | October 20, 2008 | Editorial
    Gov. Paterson may be calling legislators back to Albany next month to deal with New York's $2 billion budget gap, but one group already knows it won't be getting its meal ticket clipped. That would be the state teachers union (naturally), which last week struck (yet another) gamy deal with Senate Republicans - saying it plans to endorse the full slate of GOP incumbents just as Majority Leader Dean Skelos vowed to oppose budget cuts that would threaten the interests of teachers. Nice how that works, isn't it? Actually, it was entirely predictable. Skelos, after all, is desperate to cling...
  • Dukakis: McCain Using Same Race Tactics As Willie Horton Ad (Obama Presidency: 4 Yrs Of Race-Baiting

    09/24/2008 4:43:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies · 729+ views
    Politickerma ^ | 9/22/2008 | Jeremy P. Jacobs
    Former Gov. Michael Dukakis said Monday that John McCain's presidential campaign is using the same race-based tactics that were used against him in the 1988 presidential run...
  • If Paterson Has To Resign, Too

    03/22/2008 6:18:54 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 39 replies · 1,596+ views
    New York Sun ^ | 22 mar 08 | HENRY STERN
    Ten days have passed since Governor Spitzer's resignation, and events seem to be running even further ahead than expected. When David Paterson was sworn in as the 55th governor of New York State, he received an enthusiastic reception from a joint session of the legislature. His speech was considered a success, demonstrating awareness of the state's acute financial crisis but not describing specific reductions. What we did not know was that a few hours later, the new governor and his wife would hold a press conference dealing with mutual marital infidelity for two years at the turn of the century....
  • Paterson Affair Was Apparently With Spitzer Aide

    03/18/2008 2:23:20 PM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies · 2,456+ views
    Politcs on the Hudson ^ | 3/18/08 | staff
    Gov. David Paterson admitted to having an affair with a woman who has been on the state payroll and works in the executive branch. While Paterson did not identify her, sources said it is Lila Kirton, Gov. Spitzer’s director of community affairs. Paterson officials would not publicly confirm the woman’s identity. Kirton, 49, of White Plains, Westchester County, joined the executive branch when Spitzer took office in 2007, according to state records. She has worked in state government since 1989, first as a law assistant in New York City Civil Court and later in the state Attorney General’s Office starting...
  • Drudge: MAJOR POLITICAL BOMBSHELL

    03/17/2008 6:48:04 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 252 replies · 21,790+ views
    drudgereport ^ | now | Drudge
    SOURCES: NY DAILY NEWS SET TO PUBLISH
  • Orlando Patterson Thinks the "3:00 o'clock" Ad is Racist. No, Really!

    03/11/2008 6:53:16 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 10 replies · 216+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 3/11/2008 | Moneyrunner
    Here is Orlando in the NY Times: ON first watching Hillary Clinton’s recent “It’s 3 a.m.” advertisement, I was left with an uneasy feeling that something was not quite right — something that went beyond my disappointment that she had decided to go negative. Repeated watching of the ad on YouTube increased my unease. I realized that I had only too often in my study of America’s racial history seen images much like these, and the sentiments to which they allude. ... .. I have spent my life studying the pictures and symbols of racism and slavery, and when I...
  • Ex-Convicts Plead Guilty in Plotting Attacks on Military Sites

    12/15/2007 12:26:21 AM PST · by Westlander · 6 replies · 244+ views
    My Fox Detroit ^ | 12-14-2007 | FOX
    Two men accused of plotting behind prison walls to launch attacks on military sites, synagogues and other targets in 2005 pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to wage war against the United States. Washington, Patterson and Samana — who attended the same Inglewood mosque — are accused of conducting surveillance of military sites, synagogues, the Israeli Consulate and El Al airline facilities in the region, as well as doing Internet research on Jewish holidays, prosecutors said in 2005.
  • BUZZ PATTERSON on John Ziegler show - KFI in Los Angeles

    07/06/2007 8:02:59 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 14 replies · 830+ views
    KFI in Los Angeles ^ | July 6, 2007 | dfu
    Buzz Patterson coming up on the John Ziegler show. He carried the nuclear football for Bill Clinton. I've met Patterson and had him on my radio show before (when I used to have a radio show). He confirmed that Hillary did not want her underlings to look her in the eyes. He learned that at an orientation meeting in the White House. LISTEN ONLINE: KFI ONLINE
  • Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) of Texas 2006 Convention

    07/12/2006 12:56:15 PM PDT · by johnreed · 13 replies · 3,471+ views
    Republican Liberty Caucus of Texas ^ | 7/12/2006 | John Reed
    | Home | Principles | Purpose | Newsletter | Events | Candidates | Contact Us | Join Us | REPUBLICAN LIBERTY CAUCUS (RLC) OF TEXAS 2006 CONVENTION - SUNDAY 8/20 - TEXAS CITY, TEXAS (Near Houston and Galveston) Please renew your RLC membership!  So that you may attend the RLC Convention - Vision for the Future and Officer Elections... toward the end of the Ron Paul BBQ Bash. RENEW OR BECOME member! The Republican Liberty Caucus (RLC) of Texas is holding its scheduled convention on Sunday, August 20th in conjunction with Congressman Ron Paul's annual BBQ Bash in Texas City, Texas. This is our 2006 RLC Convention and elections will be held toward the end...
  • Seymour Johnson aircraft evacuate to Wright Patterson

    09/16/2005 5:27:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 307+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Sep 16, 2005 | Joel Fortner
    WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- Just weeks after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast region, Hurricane Ophelia threatened communities along the East Coast, forcing military bases to act fast. As of Sept. 14, 48 F-15E Strike Eagles, three KC-135 Stratotankers and 180 people had evacuated from Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., to here. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., sent four C-130 Hercules transport aircraft and 45 people. Aircraft and people began arriving Sept. 12. "(This base) provides a safe haven for other bases to protect their aircraft," said Col. Peter Oertel, 88th Operations Support...
  • U.S. Marine Rtd. Jerry Patterson (TX CHL) is in Crawford. Hoo-yah!

    08/27/2005 12:04:39 PM PDT · by BellStar · 23 replies · 1,558+ views
    Anymouse saw and talked to Jerry Patterson walking up the road in Crawford. Born in Houston, Texas on November 15, 1946 Jerry Patterson has devoted his life to public service. He served his country as a U.S. Marine for over twenty years and served as state Senator for six. Recently, he has also served as state relations director for the American Red Cross. As State Senator from District 11, Patterson’s major legislative successes included passage of the historic concealed handgun law, a constitutional amendment allowing home equity lending, the state coastal management plan and the creation of the Texas State...