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  • Mother 'tried to sell daughter, FOUR, for sex to a man she had met.....

    11/01/2013 12:45:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov
    FULL TITLE: Mother 'tried to sell daughter, FOUR, for sex to a man she had met through online prostitution ad' A Michigan mother has been charged with offering her 4-year-old daughter for sex to a man she had met on a classifieds website. Jennifer Brys, 25, and Edward Reardon, 26, were arraigned Wednesday on charges of child sexually abusive activity and using a computer to commit a crime. According to investigators, Miss Brys, of Warren, placed an ad on Backpage.com last month offering her services as a prostitute. Scroll down for video
  • VILLAGE VOICE ENDTIMES

    05/26/2013 8:05:00 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Yes Weekly ^ | 5/22/13 | Alex Ashe
    If these aren’t the end times, I fear what those might look like. The country’s pioneering alt-weekly, New York City’s Village Voice, has experienced sharp decreases in ad revenue, circulation and staff in recent years. As the paper continues efforts to keep its head above water, a turnoverfilled May has perhaps sounded the paper’s figurative demise, suggesting that its literal end may come sooner than later. On May 9, the Voice’s parent company, Voice Media Group, informed editors of its plan to restructure the paper, which involved further staff cuts. Upon hearing the plans, Editor in Chief Will Bourne and...
  • The New York Times vs. David Mamet (“no longer a brain-dead liberal”)

    04/21/2013 9:49:43 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 7 replies
    FrontPageMag.com ^ | Arpil 19, 2013 | Andrew Klavan
    The New York Times is very good at what it does — which nowadays involves a lot of lying in service to a leftist agenda. There are the outright lies (such as the paper’s recent distortion of a police bias trial to make the NYPD appear racist), the lies of omission (such as its lack of full reporting on the Obama administration’s fatal acts of malfeasance and dishonesty in, say, the Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals), and the atmospheric lies (such as its rose-colored reporting on the disastrous economy in bluer-than-blue California). Altogether, these lies combine to make the...
  • Marco Rubio Slams Media For Openly Promoting Sex Slavery [Video]

    10/06/2012 9:28:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Shark-Tank ^ | 10/5/12 | Javier Manjarres
    Miami- Senator Marco Rubio was given a tour of a secret “stash house” that is used by organized human trafficking rings and then addressed the media to call the public’s attention to the illegal multi-billion dollar a year human trafficking industry. Rubio pulled no punches when he called out the liberal Village Voice media outlet for its “egregious” exploitation of young women who are part of the growing human trafficking epidemic that is increasingly gripping the country. I want to take a moment to call attention to one of the most egregious things going on across our country, and that’s...
  • The End of the Alternative Media

    08/22/2012 4:40:09 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 32 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | August 21, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The death of the Village Voice has drawn out a coterie of mourners bowing their heads over the venerable radical rag, but their orations at its funeral are completely wasted. The death of the Voice is not due to mismanagement, the right wing or its complicity in human trafficking. After all, its former competitor, the New York Press, which forced it to go free instead of charging a buck fifty, died fairly recently. The end of the Village Voice has to be seen in the context of the death of alternative media. The passing of the Village Voice, its thick...
  • Backpage.com Continues to Enable Teen Sex Trafficking

    08/03/2012 1:08:39 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 6 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 3, 2012 | JP
    Meranda Warborg was arrested this week. The 29-year-old Minneapolis woman was charged with prostituting two young girls, 15 and 17 years of age, who ran away from their homes in Eau Claire, Wiscconsin. The girls told police that Warborg kept them drugged up with, variously, cocaine, crystal meth, heroin and ecstasy. She also assigned them a bedroom where they provided sex for pay to dirty old men. Police tracked down Warborg through a cell phone number accompanying an online advertisement she posted on Backpage.com – but of course – featuring her under-aged lingerie-clad call girls in suggestive poses. Against that...
  • Village Voice Writer Trapped In White Derangement Feedback Loop

    09/30/2010 12:09:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 24 replies
    Reason ^ | September 29, 2010 | Armin Rosen
    I don't think I ever want to meet Steven Thrasher in person. Aside from the fact that the NPR and Village Voice contributor has an ominously violent last name, this dude is p!ssed. Despite this, I'll admit that while reading his recent Voice cover essay on the insanity of white America, I occasionally pictured myself giving Mr. Thrasher a hug. Don't worry, Steven, I'd whisper: Christine O'Donnell is down 15 percent in Delaware. The Islamic community center near Ground Zero will soon be a reality. A single tweet from Sarah Palin doesn't signal the end of white American sanity. (In fact, there is...
  • Naked Bike Ride in Miami Protests Gulf Oil Spill

    06/09/2010 5:20:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies · 257+ views
    The Miami New Times ^ | June 9, 2010 | Amanda McCorquodale
    If you're like us, the first impulse you had after seeing your first oil-soaked seagull was to rip off your clothes and hop on a bike. This Saturday, you can do just that in the company of strangers at the Miami World Naked Bike Ride to protest our nation's dependence on that gooey, wildlife-killing, black gold. OK, so the organizers put an asterisk next to the word nudity, encouraging imaginative costumes and well-placed body paint. In other words, bare as much as you dare. World Naked Bike Ride is an international movement, practiced in cities like Vancouver, British Columbia and...
  • SAN FRANCISCO: Guardian can grab for SF Weekly parent's assets { Lien on Village Voice }

    01/07/2010 9:36:42 PM PST · by SmithL · 6 replies · 331+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/7/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- A new court order clears the way for the Bay Guardian to try to raid the financial holdings of the archrival SF Weekly, its parent company and 16 other publications owned by the firm, including New York's Village Voice, to collect on a $21 million lawsuit judgment. Commissioner Bruce Slavit of San Francisco Superior Court granted the Bay Guardian's request Wednesday to place a lien on the Weekly's holding company, New Times Media, and the firm's interests in the Village Voice newspaper chain. Jay Adkisson, the Guardian's lawyer, said Thursday that the lien would enable the newspaper...
  • Godfather of gay lib?

    01/05/2010 3:57:30 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies · 488+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 07/29/71 | Arthur Bell
    Did The Mafia Infiltrate The Gay Rights Movement? This has been a week of marches and open confrontations between Uncle Toms (or Auntie Gays) who have been siding with the syndicate, and the liberationists and revolutionaries who are seeking alternatives to the back room clip joints. Cleverly, Michael Umbers in his public appearances has placed his emphasis of the after-hours raids on police harassment of his good friends, “the poor homosexuals,” thereby diluting the impact of syndicate control and manipulating, via media, the current thrust of the issue. Umbers is shifting the heat from his own hot seat to the...
  • Bay Guardian goes after SF Weekly's parent

    01/04/2010 9:16:58 PM PST · by SmithL · 5 replies · 345+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/4/10 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    SAN FRANCISCO -- The $21 million war between San Francisco's alternative newspapers heated up in court Monday when the Bay Guardian asked for a stake in all property belonging to the rival SF Weekly and its parent company, the 14-paper Village Voice Media. Nearly two years after a San Francisco jury found that SF Weekly had engaged in illegal price-cutting for advertisements to try to ruin the Bay Guardian, the Guardian has gotten court orders that allowed it to seize and sell its rival's two delivery trucks and confiscate the rents the Weekly receives from tenants in its office space...
  • Video: Tea Party Peeps Do Anti-Obama Version of "New York, New York"

    09/22/2009 9:24:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 906+ views
    Village Voice ^ | Roy Edroso
    They had one of those Tea Parties in Ely, Nevada recently, and tea-partier laureate Lloyd Marcus, accompanied by some lady rebels in a kick-line, performed a version of "New York, New York" with some new lyrics. "Start spreading the news... we're taking back America/In 2010," he croons. "This socialist nightmare/must come to an end/Cause we're gonna vote them out/In 2010/I wanna wake up in an America where I can speak as I please..." Then he takes it to the bridge: "I wanna find my freedom restored/ACORN is out/No Obama something something something... My Obama blues/Will soon melt away..." Maybe he...
  • The Village Voice Lies About NewsReal, Libels Paul Cooper

    08/31/2009 8:28:53 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 6 replies · 252+ views
    NewsReal Blog ^ | August 31, 2009 | David Swindle
    This character defamation is not what I wanted to wake up to this morning, but as NewsReal continues to grow it's something we'll have to grow accustomed to accompanying each morning's breakfast. I've always taken my morning coffee black, though I guess now I'll have to down it with two lumps of leftist lies. It appears NewsReal is now officially part of the "Right-Wing Blogosphere," as it made the regular round-up at the leftist Village Voice's feature "The Voice Explores the Right-Wing Blogosphere." Heh, Lies About the Right-Wing Blogosphere is more accurate. Though this shouldn't be a surprise coming from...
  • Birther or Not, Here They Come! Rightbloggers Work the Obama Birth Certificate Angle

    08/02/2009 9:30:47 PM PDT · by jdoug666 · 18 replies · 1,241+ views
    THE VILLAGE VOICE ^ | 8/3/09 | Roy Edroso
    As you may have heard, there is among certain people a controversy as whether Barack Obama was really born in the United States.
  • Olbermann Guest Likens Miss California to Nazi Doll, Makes Crude Sexual Jokes

    05/06/2009 12:08:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies · 3,733+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 6, 2009 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Thursday’s Countdown show, Michael Musto of the Village Voice appeared to help MSNBC host Keith Olbermann lambast Miss California, Carrie Prejean, because of her expression of opposition to same-sex marriage. After Olbermann set up the segment by revealing that Prejean had received breast implants paid for by the Miss California organization, Musto made a number of crude sexual jokes, and even cracked that she was like a "Klaus Barbie Doll," presumably a reference to Nazi war criminal Klaus Barbie, who was a Gestapo officer responsible for thousands of deaths during World War II. Referring to the Miss California organization,...
  • What Cooked the World's Economy? It wasn't your overdue mortgage.

    02/02/2009 12:41:18 AM PST · by Tempest · 337 replies · 8,186+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | James Lieber
    The basic story line so far is that we are all to blame, including homeowners who bit off more than they could chew, lenders who wrote absurd adjustable-rate mortgages, and greedy investment bankers. Credit derivatives also figure heavily in the plot. Apologists say that these became so complicated that even Wall Street couldn't understand them and that they created "an unacceptable level of risk." Then these blowhards tell us that the bailout will pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the credit arteries and save the patient, which is the world's financial system. It will take time—maybe a year or...
  • Rightbloggers Mixed on Gillibrand, Enjoy Discomfort of Liberals (Village Voice Cites Freeper!)

    01/23/2009 4:17:07 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 11 replies · 175+ views
    Village Voice ^ | January 23, 2009 | Roy Edroso
    Conservative reaction to the Kirsten Gillibrand appointment thus far has been mixed. Some approve, on the grounds that it will bother liberals. "LIBERAL DEMS HOWL," heds the New York Post. Wake Up America is happy that liberal blogs are unhappy. NewsBusters says the mainstream media's refusal to use their terminology is proof of bias. "When will the mainstream [media] begin labeling Gillibrand as a 'Maverick Democrat?'" they demand. "Or is the 'maverick' label applied by the MSM only to Republicans who are liberals or 'moderates' (really meaning liberal)?... If she holds to her views then she would definitely be qualified...
  • Nat Hentoff's Last Column: The 50-Year Veteran Says Goodbye

    01/08/2009 5:36:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 99 replies · 3,181+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | January 07, 2009 | Nat Hentoff
    I've borrowed Woody Guthrie's 1942 song to report that this is my last column for the Voice. I'm not retiring; I've never forgotten my exchange on that decision with Duke Ellington. In those years, he and the band played over 200 one-nighters a year, with jumps from, say, Toronto to Dallas. On one of his rare nights off, Duke looked very beat, and I presumptuously said: "You don't have to keep going through this. With the standards you've written, you could retire on your ASCAP income." Duke looked at me as if I'd lost all my marbles. "Retire!" he crescendoed....
  • Village Voice Lays Off Nat Hentoff and 2 Others

    12/31/2008 9:14:37 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 25 replies · 1,182+ views
    NY Times ^ | 12/30/08 | STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    The troubled Village Voice laid off three employees Tuesday, including Nat Hentoff, the prominent columnist who has worked for the paper since 1958, contributing opinionated columns about jazz, civil liberties and politics.
  • Village Voice Interview: Ted Nugent says, "xxxx You."

    10/22/2008 10:15:17 PM PDT · by onemiddleamerican · 13 replies · 999+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | October 20, 2008 | John deSio
    Over the course of a 40 minute phone conversation rock legend and conservative firebrand Ted Nugent discussed his new book, Ted, White and Blue: The Nugent Manifesto, his charity work, the state of the presidential race, gun control and even Mayor Bloomberg's attempt to change the term limit laws. Nugent is planning two new books, including a tell-all on his rock lifestyle slated for 2010. "I'm a pretty exciting young man, at the tender age of 60," said Nugent, adding that the perfect response to almost any situation is a big "xxxx you." Here are some highlights.
  • David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'

    10/06/2008 5:15:11 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 59 replies · 3,096+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | 03/11/08 | David Mamet
    John Maynard Keynes was twitted with changing his mind. He replied, "When the facts change, I change my opinion. What do you do, sir?" My favorite example of a change of mind was Norman Mailer at The Village Voice. Norman took on the role of drama critic, weighing in on the New York premiere of Waiting for Godot. Twentieth century's greatest play. Without bothering to go, Mailer called it a piece of garbage. When he did get around to seeing it, he realized his mistake. He was no longer a Voice columnist, however, so he bought a page in the...
  • How A Clinton-Era Rule Rewrite Made Subprime Crisis Inevitable

    09/24/2008 6:36:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1,426+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 24, 2008 | TERRY JONES
    One of the most frequently asked questions about the subprime market meltdown and housing crisis is: How did the government get so deeply involved in the housing market?Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, even into the early 1990s, weren't the juggernauts they'd later be. While President Carter in 1977 signed the Community Reinvestment Act, which pushed Fannie and Freddie to aggressively lend to minority communities, it was Clinton who supercharged the process. After entering office in 1993, he extensively rewrote Fannie's and Freddie's rules. In so doing, he turned the two quasi-private, mortgage-funding firms into a semi-nationalized monopoly that dispensed cash...
  • Andrew Cuomo - How the youngest HUD Secretary in history gave birth to the mortgage crisis

    09/21/2008 6:35:28 PM PDT · by silverleaf · 30 replies · 829+ views
    Village Voice ^ | August 5, 2008 | Wayne Barrett
    Andrew Cuomo and Fannie and Freddie How the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history gave birth to the mortgage crisis By Wayne Barrett ...... http://www.villagevoice.com/2008-08-05/news/how-andrew-cuomo-gave-birth-to-the-crisis-at-fannie-mae-and-freddie-mac/ There are as many starting points for the mortgage meltdown as there are fears about how far it has yet to go, but one decisive point of departure is the final years of the Clinton administration, when a kid from Queens without any real banking or real-estate experience was the only man in Washington with the power to regulate the giants of home finance, the Federal National Mortgage Association (FNMA) and the Federal...
  • KINKY BID TO BE TAX XXX-EMPT; ATT'Y HOOKER THERAPY KO'D lawyer's sex aids no deduction)

    09/20/2008 5:00:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies · 350+ views
    NY POST ^ | BRENDAN SCOTT and KEVIN FASICK
    <p>William Halby, a Brooklyn tax lawyer, owes back taxes for wrongly deducting more than $300,000 in prostitutes, porn, sex toys and erotic massages, a state tax judge ruled. Halby is divorced, semi-retired and living alone in a Bay Ridge apartment......"I have no social life. I needed that release." Halby said he found his "sex surrogates" - preferably brunettes - through ads in The Village Voice. All told, Halby spent about $322,000 to satisfy his desires....deducting $111,364 for "therapeutic sex" and massages "to relieve osteoarthritis and enhance erectile function through frequent orgasm." He claimed another $2,173 on porn "to enhance sexual performance in lieu of taking Viagra." In 2003, his $101,930 in deductions included $162 for "sexual performance aids" such as lubes, condoms and nipple clamps........... "It must be noted that portions of [Halby's] 'sex therapy' were, in fact, sex for a fee, in violation of penal law," Administrative Law Judge Brian Friedman wrote. Halby recorded each liaison in a "Tax Journal" ......he produced books and articles demonstrating the health benefits of sex, including a 2001 NY Post article about sex workers in Danish nursing homes. Halby is "of counsel" with the Larchmont law firm McMillan, Constabile, Maker & Perone.</p>
  • Andrew Cuomo and Fannie and Freddie

    08/18/2008 1:54:16 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies · 169+ views
    Village Voice ^ | August 5, 2008 | Wayne Barrett
    Andrew Cuomo, the youngest Housing and Urban Development secretary in history, made a series of decisions between 1997 and 2001 that gave birth to the country's current [housing] crisis. He took actions that—in combination with many other factors—helped plunge Fannie and Freddie into the subprime markets without putting in place the means to monitor their increasingly risky investments. He turned the Federal Housing Administration mortgage program into a sweetheart lender with sky-high loan ceilings and no money down, and he legalized what a federal judge has branded "kickbacks" to brokers that have fueled the sale of overpriced and unsupportable loans....
  • Hillary Clinton’s lesbian scandal comes into public eye again

    11/23/2007 6:59:49 AM PST · by rface · 125 replies · 555+ views
    Pravda ^ | 11.23.07 | staff
    Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was said to have a lesbian relationship with her aide, Huma Abedin....... Experts say that the current campaign promises to become the dirtiest one in the history of the United States..... The best thing to do here is to ignore all the rumors. "People say a lot of things about me, so I really don’t pay any attention to it. It’s not true, but it is something that I have no control over. People will say what they want to say,” Hillary Clinton says. The rumor of Hillary Clinton’s lesbian love affairs started in August of...
  • Liberal Hate Speech on the Rise

    04/21/2008 9:57:41 AM PDT · by az4vlad · 8 replies · 127+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | April 21, 2008 | Carey Roberts
    Speaking at an April 4 awards banquet, Village Voice editor Mike Lacey let slip the N-word. The fact that his remark was uttered exactly 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King didn't help matters. Lacey didn't mean any harm, of course, and he issued the required apology. This wasn't the first time Mr. Lacey has crossed the boundaries of good taste - a few years ago he publicly defended Jesse Jackson when he referred to New York City as "Hymietown."But Lacey stands in good company.The discovery of Rev. Jeremiah Wright's expletive-laced sermons and anti-Semitic rants plunged the Obama...
  • Alternative newspaper magnate gets away with using the "n" word

    04/14/2008 8:38:04 AM PDT · by az4vlad · 12 replies · 228+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 13, 2008 | Rachel Alexander
    Arizona will never shake its reputation as a backwards, redneck state with vestiges of racism as long as incidents like this are just swept under the rug. A week ago, the most powerful owner/publisher/editor of left wing newsweeklies in the country, Michael Lacey, made a racist remark, "my n****" at an awards dinner in Phoenix on the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. The mainstream media ignored it. Contrast this with talk show host Don Imus's racist remarks. Imus was admonished by every major network for days, until he was eventually fired.The difference is that Lacey champions far...
  • The Truth Village Voice

    04/11/2008 7:19:24 PM PDT · by bocopar · 6 replies · 53+ views
    Bob Parks: Outside The Wire ^ | 4/11/08 | Bob Parks
    Liberal fish rot from the head. ... it brought me back to our guest speaker who was speaking about Tom Fitzpatrick, who, if you don't mind the expression, was my nigger. – Michael Lacey, co-owner of Village Voice Media, while accepting an award from the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Friday, referencing the late Pulitzer Prize winning reporter
  • Powerful owner of the most alternative weeklies in the U.S. gets away with saying “my n*****”

    04/11/2008 8:47:37 AM PDT · by AZ4ever · 6 replies · 53+ views
    Sonoran Alliance ^ | April 10, 2008 | Pat Smith
    Where is the outrage over the racist use of the word n**** at an awards ceremony by powerful editor and owner Michael Lacey of the Phoenix New Times, who also owns at least half a dozen other weeklies across the country, including Village Voice weeklies? Other prominent persons of influence have been forced to step down for similar remarks, including Senator Trent Lott, talkshow host Don Imus, and Gov. George Allen of Virginia had to drop his presidential bid. Arguably Lacey’s remark was even more derogatory than Lott’s or Allen’s.In his acceptance speech at the Society of Professional Journalists...
  • David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead Liberal'

    03/11/2008 8:30:43 PM PDT · by Lucius Cornelius Sulla · 128 replies · 5,597+ views
    Village Voice ^ | March 11th, 2008 | David Mamet
    John Maynard Keynes was twitted with changing his mind. He replied, "When the facts change, I change my opinion. What do you do, sir?" . . . And I realized that the time had come for me to avow my participation in that America in which I chose to live, and that that country was not a schoolroom teaching values, but a marketplace. . . . Aha," you will say, and you are right. I began reading not only the economics of Thomas Sowell (our greatest contemporary philosopher) but Milton Friedman, Paul Johnson, and Shelby Steele, and a host of...
  • When Will Spitzer Finally Pull Out?

    03/10/2008 6:03:07 PM PDT · by melt · 98 replies · 4,072+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 3/10/08 | Harkavy
    Will Eliot Spitzer resign in time for this evening's network newscasts? I wouldn't if I were him. I'd wait until right afterwards, so that my smiling face wouldn't appear simultaneously on every TV set in the Western world. This is not New York provincialism. Spitzer is practically the most prominent and powerful Democrat in a huge state — Hillary Clinton's state, Wall Street's state, the state of millions of Democrats. Spitzer's boner really sticks out, even in this day and age. He didn't just get some on the side. He violated the law, if the federal complaint and published reports...
  • A Scene from a Marriage: McCain and Giuliani Negotiate a Deal

    01/31/2008 3:25:32 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 5 replies · 86+ views
    Village Voice ^ | January 30, 2008 | Tom Robbins
    A Play in One Act* "Just promise me one thing John, you will always take my calls?" "Are you kidding? Anytime Rudy!" "And Tony Carbonetti's too?" "Err, ok.." "And can Judi please have something, a beautification commission maybe?" "Uh, I did sort of tell Cindy she could have that..." "Well, forget beautification. Judi would be great for any kind of health thing. You know she's a nurth! You could put her on your health insurance commission, not as chairman obviously, but vice chair I think would be perfect." "Rudy, here's my hand on it. I don't know what the...
  • The Reflective Rudy; The Ex-Mayor Writes His Own Farewell to Donna

    01/26/2008 6:53:38 AM PST · by Liz · 11 replies · 6,025+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | July 17 - 23, 2002 edition | Wayne Barrett
    GIULIANI PARTNERS LLC 5 Times Square Confidential memo to file From R. Giuliani July 15, 2002 In one week I bought a new 3100-square-foot Central Park apartment for $5.25 million and dumped Donna for $6.8 million, plus the old apartment, child support, taxes, and legal fees. Not bad for a guy who made a measly $294,000 in 1992—my last year of private employment before becoming mayor. I'll make $8 million this year just for delivering my already oldie but goodie, the stock September 11 speech. Without 9-11, I'd be lucky to get a date at the Guy Molinari Republican Club...
  • Pols Feasting on Pork A roundup of earmarks [of NY Dems] in the latest Defense bill

    12/31/2007 3:56:33 PM PST · by fightinJAG · 1 replies · 73+ views
    Village Voice ^ | Dec 26, 2007 | Graham Rayman
    [snip] New York congresswoman Nita Lowey secured $10 million for the ongoing rehab of Fort Slocum, a defunct military garrison that, according to a Voice review of an atlas, is a long way from the combat zone. [snip] Other Congress members snagged more dreamy projects. Fellow Democrat Eliot Engel got $4 million for Verdant Power, which uses "underwater windmills" to generate electricity. Who at the DOD is going to say no to Engel's shoehorning of this vital project into the Defense bill? He's the vice chair of the Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security. Meanwhile, Democrat José Serrano got $2...
  • Immigrants rally, counterprotesters react, and Al Jazeera takes it all in

    12/19/2007 8:21:27 PM PST · by Reaganite1984 · 4 replies · 146+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | December 18th, 2007 | Maria Luisa Tucker
    Several members of anti-immigrant groups like NY I.C.E., New Yorkers for Immigration Control and Enforcement, arrived to counter the candlelight vigil, saying they represent the "silent majority" of Americans who want illegal immigrants to go home. A group of six men and one woman—some in camouflage ponchos— gathered Thursday night outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement processing center on Varick Street. Despite the freezing rain, they smiled as they carried several American flags and got their whistles ready for action. They are among the city's few but vocal anti-immigration activists, and they were giddy at the opportunity to disrupt a...
  • Rudy's Ties to a Terror Sheikh

    11/27/2007 3:53:44 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 15 replies · 302+ views
    Village Voice ^ | ovember 27, 2007 | Wayne Barrett
    Giuliani's business contracts tie him to the man who let 9/11's mastermind escape the FBI Three weeks after 9/11, when the roar of fighter jets still haunted the city's skyline, the emir of gas-rich Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifah al-Thani, toured Ground Zero. Although a member of the emir's own royal family had harbored the man who would later be identified as the mastermind of the attack—a man named Khalid Sheikh Muhammad, often referred to in intelligence circles by his initials, KSM—al-Thani rushed to New York in its aftermath, offering to make a $3 million donation, principally to the families...
  • Rudy's Pants On Fire (9/11 Commission testimony exposes Giuliani's lack of terrorism knowledge)

    10/28/2007 10:40:39 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 126 replies · 207+ views
    Village Voice ^ | October 23, 2007 | Wayne Barrett
    Runnin' ScaredRudy's Pants On FireSecret testimony shows that Rudy's stump speech is inflated, at bestby Wayne BarrettOctober 23rd, 2007 9:25 PM In a recent broadside deriding the Clinton administration's response to Al Qaeda, Rudy Giuliani told an audience at Pat Robertson's Regent University: "Bin Laden declared war on us. We didn't hear it. I thought it was pretty clear at the time, but a lot of people didn't see it, couldn't see it." Other tenets of his standard stump speech include the assertion that he's been "studying terrorism" for more than 30 years, and that "the thing that distinguishes me...
  • Giuliani Has 'Great Gaping Weaknesses' (National Review Magazine Says Pretty Devastating!)

    08/24/2007 8:53:44 AM PDT · by hardback · 51 replies · 4,247+ views
    Carpetbagger Report ^ | Posted August 23rd, 2007 at 12:45 pm | Steven Benen
    A couple of weeks ago, Wayne Barrett did the political world a great service with a devastating piece in the Village Voice on Rudy Giuliani and the “five big lies” surrounding the former mayor’s claim to fame: his 9/11performance. The entire piece, if read, should effectively end Giuliani’s presidential ambitions. NRO’s Ramesh Ponnuru got around to the article this week and agreed that the revelations “are, if true, pretty devastating.” Of course, this only matters if the information reaches a large audience. Will the rest of the media scrutinize Giuliani’s record on terrorism as closely as Barrett did? If this...
  • Rudy's Brain

    08/22/2007 7:02:11 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 22 replies · 1,648+ views
    Village Voice ^ | August 21, 2007 | Tom Robbins
    Candidate whisperer: The ex-bartender who's got the ear of the GOP's top contender The most enduring lesson that Karl Rove taught the American people during his term as George W. Bush's top adviser was to always find out who the candidate's brain is before you elect him or her. For instance, if voters had fully understood that the swaggering, brush-cutting cowboy they elected was under the total sway of a dumpy balding guy with glasses who dropped out of college and believed William McKinley was America's greatest president, they might have thought twice. Had voters been more attentive, they'd have...
  • Rudy Recants One 9/11 lie -- Five More To Go

    08/10/2007 5:51:42 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies · 1,069+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 08/10/2007 | Michael Clancy
    When the heat got to be too much on Friday, Rudy Giuliani backpedaled from the claim that he was at Ground Zero as much, if not more, than the 9/11 rescue and recovery workers. "I think I could have said it better," he told nationally syndicated radio host Mike Gallagher, the Associated Press reported on Friday. "You know, what I was saying was, 'I'm there with you.'" This is what Rudy in to trouble on the campaign trail in Cincinnati in the first place: "This is not a mayor or a governor or a president who's sitting in an ivory...
  • Asian supremacist sentenced to therapy

    08/10/2007 2:09:00 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 19 replies · 564+ views
    AP ^ | 08/10/07 | staff
    A former columnist and self-described Asian supremacist who applauded the Virginia Tech slayings has been sentenced to a year of mental health treatment for waving a hammer at a neighbor's face and threatening to kill her and her family. ---SNIP--- Last February, Eng was fired from the San Francisco-based weekly newspaper AsianWeek for writing a column titled "Why I Hate Blacks." Three months later, in a Village Voice interview, Eng gloried in the slayings of 32 students and teachers at Virginia Tech and fancifully speculated that his own writings might have inspired the killer, Seung-Hui Cho.
  • Mike's Well-Armed Pal - Anti-gun Bloomberg buys ammo for pro-NRA Bruno

    08/01/2007 10:40:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | July 31st, 2007 | Tom Robbins
    By all rights, battered Joe Bruno should have been waiting in line at the state Crime Victims Assistance Board last Wednesday, seeking the redress that is rightfully his. The governor's men had tried to get him, hadn't they? Set him up, put the state police on his trail, concocted phony reports, leaked them to friendly reporters? It was all right there in a report put together by novice prober Andrew Cuomo, an investigation compiled in record time. It should have been called "Joe Bruno: Wronged." But the wily old Republican, savvy leader of the state senate, knew luck when he...
  • Mets Fan Murdered Mom After Loss: Queens DA

    07/31/2007 8:04:36 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 46 replies · 1,709+ views
    The Village Voice ^ | 07/30/2007 | Michael Clancy
    Doesn't this seem more like something a Yankee fan would do? Or a Red Sox fan? Mets fans always appeared more suicidal than homicidal. In any event, it's awfully tragic. Michael Anthony—no relation to the former bassist of Van Halen—stabbed his mother in the head and beat her to death with a twenty-pound barbell on Saturday night after she tried to break up a fight between him and his father during a Mets game, Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Monday. Anthony, 25, of Fresh Meadows, started pounding on the walls while watching the Mets play the Nationals, Brown said....
  • No Wafer for Rudy - Giuliani campaigns as a Catholic, but he's on the outs with God

    06/27/2007 12:52:57 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 79 replies · 1,790+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 6/26/07 | Wayne Barrett
    When Pope Benedict XVI attacked Catholic politicians in Mexico who supported abortion rights last month, Rudy Giuliani was asked for his opinion. The presidential candidate replied in the language of the church: "Issues like that are for me and my confessor. I'm a Catholic, and that's the way I resolve those issues, personally and privately." Giuliani has invoked his Catholic heritage on Larry King; he's been described by The Washington Post as a "devout Catholic"; he's appeared on Fox News with the label "Catholic" floating on-screen; and he's handled a CNN debate question about a bishop who denounced him with...
  • Village Voice: No Wafer for Rudy(Giuliani on the outs with God)

    06/27/2007 2:51:49 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 23 replies · 1,019+ views
    Village Voice ^ | June 26th, 2007 | Wayne Barrett
    When Pope Benedict XVI attacked Catholic politicians in Mexico who supported abortion rights last month, Rudy Giuliani was asked for his opinion. The presidential candidate replied in the language of the church: "Issues like that are for me and my confessor. I'm a Catholic... Married three times, Giuliani simply isn't the Catholic candidate he claims to be. He can't have a confessor. He can't receive the sacraments of penance, the Eucharist, or marriage. While bishops disagree about whether or not a Catholic politician who supports abortion rights can receive the sacraments, there is no disagreement about the consequences of divorcing...
  • Rudy: The Yankees' Clean-Up Man [long, but interesting read]

    05/09/2007 10:14:15 PM PDT · by jdm · 3 replies · 800+ views
    Village Voice ^ | May 8, 2007 | Wayne Barrett
    The greatest love affair of Rudy Giuliani's life has become a sordid scandal. His monogamous embrace of the Yankees as mayor was so fervent that when he tried to deliver a West Side stadium to them early in his administration, or approved a last-minute $400 million subsidy for their new Bronx stadium, New Yorkers blithely ascribed the bad deals to a heaving heart. It turns out he also had an outstretched hand. Sports fans grew accustomed to seeing Giuliani, in Yankee jacket and cap, within camera view of the team's dugout at every one of the 40 postseason home games...
  • To Heck With PC: Olbermann Guest Calls Coulter 'Bastard'

    08/10/2006 8:08:39 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 88 replies · 3,395+ views
    by Mark Finkelstein August 10, 2006 - 10:47 Keith Olbermann's regular media critic guest, Michael Musto of the Village Voice, called Ann Coulter a 'bastard' on last night's Countdown. The topic was the news that Vanity Fair has picked celeb photographer Annie Liebovitz to snap the first pics of Suri, newborn daughter of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes. There is controversy as to whether Suri actually exists, given that, months after her announced birth, there have been no photos or viewings of the child. Musto is clearly a skeptic on the subject. When Olbermann asked him what we should expect...
  • The ABC's of 9-11: What Really Happened (Kook barf alert)

    02/27/2006 10:52:01 AM PST · by finnman69 · 38 replies · 1,733+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 2/21/06 | Jarrett Murphy
    The Seekers The birth and life of the '9-11 Truth movement' by Jarrett Murphy February 21st, 2006 11:48 AM Essentially, it's all about physics and common sense. Cut steel, and buildings fall. Crash a plane, and the Earth gets scarred. Fire a missile; see a hole. What's up must come down, cause makes effect, and for the truth to set you free, it must be freed itself. It's dark in the basement of St. Mark's Church and dark outside on a mid-December Sunday night, but inside they have seen the light. Among the 100 or so people in the room,...
  • Rudy Giuliani Was A Prophet Too

    02/11/2006 4:11:35 PM PST · by presidio9 · 54 replies · 1,205+ views
    Village Voice ^ | Feb 10, 2006 | Jarrett Murphy
    Watching the detestable scenes of thousands of pissed-off Muslims destroying lives and property over a mere cartoon, it's tempting for 'Mericans to saddle-up the high horse, what with our Western values of tolerance and all. Indeed, if there's anything worth fighting over, the freedom of expression is probably it. The only thing to keep in mind is that while the West largely avoids the Molotov cocktail parties, that same fight—between tolerance and intolerance—has broken out on this side of the Bosporus, too: There was Mayor Rudy Giuliani's famous war against the Brooklyn Museum over a painting of the Blessed Virgin,...