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  • Welcome to the 'Oculus': New York City's new $4bn transit hub finally opens at the World Trade [tr]

    02/28/2016 8:36:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    AP ^ | February 28, 2016 | Staff
    A new transit hub designed to evoke a bird in flight will open next week at the World Trade Center in New York. Its architect called it a 'monument to life.' 'It is a monument of faith in this city and a monument dedicated to the people,' said Spanish-born architect Santiago Calatrava, 64, of the Oculus, a $4 billion structure that was built around, beneath and above an existing, still-operating subway line. Steve Plate, the chief of major capital projects for the Port Authority, which funded the project, described how the building 'is aligned precisely to allow the sun to...
  • Actors playing Minnie Mouse, Olaf from Frozen and the Cookie Monster arrested in Times Square [tr]

    02/11/2016 6:21:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2016 | John Hutchinson
    The actors playing Minnie Mouse, Olaf from Frozen and the Cookie Monster were arrested by police in New York for hassling tourists for money. The rather surreal scene played out in Times Square, after the costumed characters had posed for a photo with one tourist. As he moved away from the colourful characters, they began to follow him and demanded that he hand over money for the photo.
  • Whoops: Broncos Logo Painted In Wrong End Zone

    01/29/2016 3:47:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jan 29, 2016 | Dana Reszutek
    The NFL's grounds crew may have forgotten that another team was playing Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. On Jan. 26, the grounds crew mistakenly painted the Broncos logo in the wrong end zone at Levi's Stadium while readying the field for next Sunday's big game. The error didn't go unnoticed on Twitter. Yahoo Sports' Samuel Lam posted a photo displaying both the correct Broncos end zone, and the still-visible Broncos logo in Panthers' territory. James Martin, a CBS photographer, shared a close-up image of the field, showing the faded remains of the Broncos insignia before the grounds...
  • New York City Is Set to Adopt New Approach on Policing Minor Offenses

    01/21/2016 6:15:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 20, 2016 | J. David Goodman
    New York City is poised to reshape how it treats many so-called quality-of-life offenses, softening its stance toward low-level infractions like public urination and drinking alcohol in public by steering those cases away from the criminal court system. A package of eight bills to be introduced in the City Council on Monday would reduce the impact of the style of policing known as broken windows that has for two decades guided the Police Department to see minor disorder as a precursor to major crime, often alienating residents in the process.
  • The Year Christmas Died: New York’s Fifth Avenue is a celebration of pretty much nothing

    12/24/2015 6:29:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Decemeber 23, 2015 | Daniel Henninger
    As we moved into December and what for some time has been called “the holiday season,” the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee issued a “best practices” directive for the campus to “ensure your holiday party is not a Christmas party in disguise.” A Christmas party in disguise? Has it come to this? Aghast state legislators got the directive rescinded, but the Christmas killers will get the last laugh. In fact, they’ve already won. This is the year Christmas died as a public event in the United States. We know this after touring the historic heart...
  • (NYC) City subways are a pervert’s paradise

    12/15/2015 6:23:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 15, 2015 | Danielle Furfaro and Frank Rosario
    Sex crimes on the city’s subways have soared by nearly 20 percent this year, due to a surge in the number of gropers, flashers and voyeurs, NYPD officials said on Monday. “I think everyone has a subway horror story,’’ said straphanger Ashley Ezparda, 27, of Jackson Heights, Queens, near the 74th Street and Broadway station. “[I saw] some homeless guy masturbating on the R train this past summer. I wanted to throw up.”
  • Bill de Blasio says Andrew Cuomo is ‘posturing’ on NYC homeless crisis

    12/01/2015 7:39:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 30, 2015 | Jennifer Fermino
    New York City is more than capable of handling the homeless crisis — and Gov. Cuomo’s allegations otherwise are just “political posturing,” Mayor de Blasio said Monday. In his first comments since the governor’s office claimed he couldn’t “manage the homeless crisis,” de Blasio cited a slew of changes the city has made to deal with the problem — including $2.6 billion in funding for housing for the homeless.
  • Reports of (NYC) subway assaults soar in the last year

    08/27/2015 11:13:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Danielle Furfaro, Sarah Trefethen and Jamie Schram
    Subway assaults are soaring with complaints up 24 percent this year and the worst two stations are Union Square and Prospect Park, according to crime data obtained by The Post. Reports of felony assaults rose to 151 through Aug. 16 compared with 122 over the same period last year. There were 101 subway assault arrests year to date, up from 85 during the same period last year.
  • LaGuardia Airport to Receive a $4 Billion Facelift

    07/28/2015 12:48:17 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 28, 2015 | Reem Nasr
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo introduced a plan to completely overhaul LaGuardia Airport that comes with a $4 billion price tag for the first part. He made the announcement Monday at a luncheon detailing new infrastructure plans for his state. Vice President Joe Biden was at the meeting. Biden, who last year compared the airport to something found in the "third world," fully supports the plan which will break ground next year. Total construction will take about 18 months, Cuomo said. "It is actually happening," said Cuomo. "LaGuardia Airport is un-New York."
  • Equality Fest to welcome special transgender guest

    07/20/2015 7:17:26 PM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies
    The York Dispatcj ^ | 20 July AD 2015 | Erin James
    A woman who recently made Pennsylvania history will share her story next month at a York County celebration of civil rights and the LGBT community. The organizers of York's second annual Equality Fest, scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 2, have booked Pennsylvania Physician General Rachel Levine, a transgender woman who's achieved the highest rank in state history for transgender people in government roles. State Rep. Kevin Schreiber, D-York City, confirmed Monday that Levine has accepted the Equality Fest invitation. Schreiber said Levine's story about being a transgender woman is relevant to the next phase of fighting for equal rights. A new...
  • Congratulations, New York, Youre #1 in Corruption

    05/07/2015 10:28:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | May 5, 2015 | Alan Greenblat
    Other states have plenty of corruption, but its hard to beat New York when it comes to sheer volume. The criminal complaint Monday against Dean Skelos, the state Senate majority leader, and his son Adam came just three months after charges were brought against Sheldon Silver, then the Assembly Speaker. Having the top leaders in both chambers face criminal charges in the same session is an unparalleled achievement, but Skelos is now the fifth straight Senate majority leader in Albany to face them
  • NYC City Council in talks to decriminalize minor offenses like open container and public [ed tr]

    04/20/2015 9:23:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Sarah Ryley
    A potential showdown is looming over a pair of City Council proposals that would decriminalize a host of offenses including fare-beating, drinking on the street and public urination in an overhaul that could dramatically impact the NYPDs broken windows approach to policing. The measures, still the focus of ongoing negotiations, could pit some Council members against Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who raised questions about the potential changes just last month. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viveritos office is working on a proposal that would make some of the most common criminal court summonses civil charges instead. Violators would get...
  • Richard III returns to Bosworth Field for final time

    03/22/2015 11:44:34 AM PDT · by Prospero · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 3/22/2015 | Sarah Knapton
    The last time Richard III was at Bosworth Field the outcome proved less than satisfactory for the King. The battle, which was the last significant skirmish in the War of the Roses, saw Richard not only lose the English throne but also his life.
  • In WWI, Alvin York Captured 132 German Soldiers Pretty Much Single Handed

    03/13/2015 2:02:20 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 54 replies
    Vacca Foeda Media ^ | Jan. 24, 1010 | Daven Hiskey
    In WWI Alvin York almost single handedly captured 132 German soldiers using nothing but a rifle and a pistol, while the German soldiers having among them 32 machine guns along with rifles and pistols and the advantage of being above him in the biggest of the forays. And did I mention York was out in the open during the largest gun fight? Ya, when the Germans attacked they pretty much mowed down almost the entire unit that York was with, including Yorks commanding officer, which put him in charge. The other soldiers left from the original group of 17, were...
  • DA Kearney: Wolf's death penalty moratorium a slap to victims' families

    02/17/2015 5:34:41 PM PST · by lightman · 29 replies
    The York Dispatcj ^ | 17 February AD 2015 | Thomas L. Kearney, Sr.
    After much thought and careful consideration, I am deeply saddened and disturbed at the actions taken by our governor this past Friday. Gov. Tom Wolf elected to place his own personal beliefs above the law of this commonwealth. As an elected district attorney, I took an oath to uphold the constitution of our commonwealth as well as the Constitution of the United States of America. Gov. Wolf recently took a similar oath; however, he has decided to usurp the roles of our Legislature, our courts, and the will of the people of this commonwealth. What Gov. Wolf does not understand...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (NY) in federal custody in Manhattan on corruption charges

    01/22/2015 5:53:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Kenneth Lovett and John Marzulli
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken into custody Thursday in Manhattan on corruption charges, The Daily News has learned. The impending arrest of Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was first reported overnight by The New York Times. While its unclear exactly what charges Silver could be facing, The Times reported the rap is linked to payments the powerful Manhattan Democrat received from New York City lawfrim Goldberg & Iryami that he did not disclose publicly, as required by law.
  • Why Black New Yorkers Like Me Are Celebrating the NYPD Work Slowdown

    01/08/2015 7:05:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    The New Republic ^ | January 7, 2015 | Aurin Squire
    For the second consecutive week, New York City police have virtually ceased writing tickets and arresting people for many nonviolent crimes, on the order of a 90 percent drop from a year earlier. After perceived slights by Mayor Bill de Blasio, civil protests against police brutality, and the murder of two officers by a deranged gunman, the New York Police Department is fighting back by not doing its job. Or rather, police appear to be using their resentment as an organizing incentive to skip certain non-essential cop duties. The police seem to be trying to teach a lesson to a...
  • Three-card monte scam artists return to midtown

    12/27/2014 6:47:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2014 | Philip Messing and Steve Cuozzo
    Is this Christmas 2014 or 1974? A stark reminder of New York Citys bad old days appeared on the streets of Manhattan Thursday , as three-card monte dealers turned out in force on Fifth Avenue. An army of the shady gamblers offering both crooked card and shell games set up between West 53rd and 56th streets, fleecing Christmas tourists like hapless rubes in an old-time movie.
  • Wrongly Pointing Fingers (Reply: You Got Nailed by Google)

    12/23/2014 6:32:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2014 | Eugene Robinson
    It is absurd to have to say this, but New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, activist Al Sharpton and President Obama are in no way responsible for the coldblooded assassination of two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday. Nor do the tens of thousands of Americans who have demonstrated against police brutality in recent weeks bear any measure of blame. A disturbed career criminal named Ismaaiyl Brinsley committed this unspeakable atrocity by himself, amid a spree of insane mayhem: Earlier in the day, he shot and critically wounded a woman he had been seeing; later, on a subway platform, he...
  • REPORT: PROTESTERS YELL AT NYPD AT SLAIN OFFICER MEMORIAL

    12/23/2014 4:29:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 22, 2014 | Ian Hanchett
    CNN Correspondent Sara Ganim reported that a small group of protesters were yelling at police officers who had gathered to pay their respects at a memorial to slain NYPD officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Monday. While Ganim said that most of the people who had showed up were paying their respects to the officers, she added I do, just in full disclosure, want to say that in the last couple of minutes, for the first time today, weve seen protesters come out here and start yelling at groups of police who are mourning their slain police officers.
  • Shock in Southern Tier of New York as Hopes of Gambling and Fracking Both Die

    12/22/2014 7:18:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 18, 2014 | Jesse McKinley
    To get a sense of the deep disappointment felt by many here at the twin killings of two potentially lucrative dreams, hydraulic fracturing and a new luxury casino, one needed to look no further than the front-page headline of Thursdays edition of The Press & Sun-Bulletin. It was two letters, in red type: NO! That cry could seemingly be heard all along New York States Southern Tier, which borders Pennsylvania and has long been one of the states most stubborn economic laggards. In recent years, both hydraulic fracturing known as fracking and casinos had been posited as potential...
  • Email circulated among cops: 2 cars respond to every call (70s style policing)

    12/22/2014 7:11:01 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 21, 2014 | Jamie Schram, Kirstan Conley and Ben Feuerherd
    The first assassination of an NYPD officer since the 1988 ambush of Edward Byrne has rattled the rank-and-file and prompted cops to adopt drastic wartime policing tactics not seen since the 1970s. At least two units are to respond to EVERY call, no matter the condition or severity, no matter what type of job is pending, or what the opinion of the patrol supervisor happens to be, an e-mail widely circulated among cops advised Saturday night.
  • Bratton: Tensions in NYC like 1970s

    12/22/2014 6:52:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Politico ^ | December 22, 2014 | Lucy McCalmont
    New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton said Monday that tensions in the city are echoing those in the 1970s a fear he expressed only days prior to the ambush killings of two police officers. Who wouldve ever thought dj vu all over again, that we would be back where we were 40-some-odd years ago, Bratton said in an interview on NBCs Today.
  • New Yorkers souring on how Bill de Blasio has run the city

    12/12/2014 5:21:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    With only weeks before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasios first year in office comes to a close, the Big Apples voters are starting to sour on their famously progressive mayor. While a majority of voters continue to approve of the job the mayor has done in office (52 percent, according to the latest New York Times/Siena poll), a figure that remains largely unchanged from an April Siena poll, voters are turning on how the city is managed. 52 percent say that de Blasios New York City is on the wrong track. Only 41 percent disagree. That is a...
  • New York Citi Bike program accused of shoddy maintenance and poor cleanliness

    12/12/2014 10:13:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    New York Citi Bike riders are at risk according to a new audit exposing spotty maintenance checks, poor cleanliness and defective docking stations. Comptroller Scott Stringer released his report Thursday looking at if New York City Bike Share, which manages the scheme, is in compliance with its Department of Transport contract. According to maintenance data, only 28per cent of the 6,000 two-wheelers in Manhattan and Brooklyn were inspected in November 2013, 34per cent in December 2013 and 38per cent in January 2014.
  • Obama on Garner: 'My Tradition is Not to Remark on Cases'

    12/04/2014 11:02:16 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 3, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    In his remarks Wednesday on the non-indictment of the New York police officer who allegedly choked Eric Garner to death during a routine arrest, President Barack Obama claimed that he does not involve himself in such controversies. "My tradition is not to remark on cases where there may still be an investigation," he said. The opposite is true: from Skip Gates to Trayvon Martin to Michael Brown, Obama nearly always weighs in. Even more bizarre was the fact that Obama upstaged New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. The news networks had all been awaiting the mayor's press conference at...
  • Pennsylvania Town May Make All Schools For-Profit

    09/25/2014 7:14:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/25/2014 | Blake Neff
    York, Penn., desperate to turn around major holes in its budget and major shortfalls in academic achievement, is considering the drastic step of turning every school in the city into a charter school run by one of two for-profit companies.To do so, however, it will have to overcome major resistance from both parents and organized labor.York, which already has several small charters in operation, is considering hiring one of two charter school companies, Mosaica Education or Charter Schools USA, to take over all of the citys remaining schools starting next year.The measure is primarily driven by Yorks failing finances and...
  • Batman, Spider-Man Arrested Following Brawl With Man In Times Square

    09/15/2014 6:45:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    CBS New York ^ | September 14, 2014 | Staff
    Two crime-fighting characters in Times Square have landed in the spotlight, and its not for saving lives. The NYPD told 1010 WINS two men, one dressed as Batman and another dressed as Spider-Man, were arrested after a brawl with another man at the Crossroads of the World Saturday night. Police said the fight started on 44th Street and Broadway after 23-year-old Thomas Rorke heckled the superheroes, CBS 2s Matt Kozar reported.
  • 50th anniversary of Yorks death to be celebrated Monday

    09/02/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    God would never be cruel enough to create a cyclone as terrible as that Argonne battle. Only man would ever think of doing an awful thing like that. And Im telling you the little log cabin in Wolf Valley in old Tennessee seemed a long, long way off. With those words, Sergeant Alvin C. York recalled the intensity of the October, 1918 battle that defined him for generations of Tennesseans as the most highly decorated American soldier of World War I, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor among numerous other awards. In those moments of battle, York, of Fentress...
  • Times Square characters want to unionize

    08/13/2014 5:39:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    myfoxny ^ | August 12, 2014 | Stacey Delikat
    Times Square is quickly becoming the costume capital of the world. They seem to be everywhere. City officials have said they want to crack down, but now the people who wear the costumes also want to take action and organize to protect their jobs. You know them as Elmo, Cookie Monster and Woody, but the people who wear these costumes decided to take on a new name: Association of Artists United for a Smile New York City.
  • Couples marry, hundreds gather at Equality Fest in York

    08/03/2014 3:50:32 PM PDT · by lightman · 44 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 3 August AD 2014 | Tec Czech
    Couples marry, hundreds gather at Equality Fest in York The inaugural event, held at the city's Cherry lane, was a celebration of equality for all, its organizers said By Ted Czech tczech@ydr.com @TedCzechYDR on Twitter Updated: 08/03/2014 05:50:22 PM EDT Carey and Michele Jenkins clasped hands, gazed in each other's teary eyes, and whispered things to each other, as they became legally married at York's first-ever Equality Fest on Sunday. The Jenkinses, along with five more lesbian couples, were married by York Mayor Kim Bracey before several hundred who attended the event. After Bracey married the couples, the crowd erupted...
  • Opponent ousts York County [PA] GOP chairman, vows Tea Party inclusion

    07/13/2014 3:39:08 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 15 replies
    PennLive.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Matt Miller
    Immediately after he ousted the York County Republican Committee's incumbent chairman Saturday, Alex Shorb vowed to ensure that Tea Party supporters are heard in the party's political deliberations. Yet Shorb, a financial services firm owner from York, said he did not regard his election as chairman as some sort of conservative coup. "I don't see it as a tea party takeover at all," he said. "I'm not a tea party member." Shorb's election and the tandem victory of his running mate, Lower Windsor Township Committeewoman Allison Blew, who is the party's new vice chairwoman, followed a push by conservative opponents...
  • Five negative campaign ads that backfired

    05/15/2014 8:06:44 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 6 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 5/15/2014 | David Freddoso
    People complain about negative advertising, but campaigns do it because it works. Well -- at least it works when it's done well. Here are five examples where negative ads backfired. 1 In the current Pennsylvania gubernatorial primary, Rob McCord recently released an ad attacking the frontrunner, Tom Wolf, for his support of former York Mayor Charlie Robertson. last decade, Robertson was charged (and acquitted) for his role in York's 1969 race riots, during which Robertson had been a policeman. Since the ad came out, Wolf's numbers have actually spiked and he's considered the easy favorite to win next Tuesday. [WATCH...
  • Skeletons of foetus, heavily pregnant woman and crammed men found at York church

    04/25/2014 9:50:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Culture 24 ^ | 25 April 2014 | Ben Miller
    The bones of a foetus and its heavily pregnant mother have been found in a chamber of All Saints church in York, where three men were found shoved into a tomb with grave markings designed to ward off evil spirits during the early 13th century. Ancient serviceable drains, pottery fragments dating from Roman times to the 18th century, entrenched Viking pottery and Anglian pieces with possible links to the baptism of St Edwin, the 7th century King of Northumbria, have also been discovered in the Lady Chapel, where a medieval-style tile pavement has been laid in an English parish church...
  • Tea Partier wins write-in race for Pennsylvania state Senate seat (run as a conservative and win!)

    03/19/2014 9:42:05 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-19-2014 | Mark Tapscott
    March 19, 2014 Tea Partier wins write-in race for Pennsylvania state Senate seat Mark Tapscott York is a modest little city in Southern Pennsylvania not too far from Baltimore and right in the heart of Dutch country. It's not the sort of place where political revolutions are found. But Republican state Senate nominee Ron Miller may think differently this morning because he just lost a special election to a write-in Tea Party candidate, Scott Wagner. "With 100 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, write-in votes totaled 10,595, or 47.7 percent, to Miller's 5,920, or 26.6 percent. Democrat Linda Small of...
  • Scott Wagner the presumed winner in 28th Senate

    03/19/2014 1:27:51 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 43 replies
    yorkdispatch.com ^ | 3/19/2014 | Christina Kauffman
    In what appears to be an unexpected victory for a conservative businessman who had made s point of bucking his own party, Republican Scott Wagner is presumed to have won a write-in campaign to defeat party nominee Ron Miller for an open seat in the state Senate. The closely watched, hotly contested face-off ended in disappointment for the Republican mainstay and a first major victory for the tea party in York County. With 100 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday night, write-in votes totaled 10,595 or 47.7 percent, to Miller's 5,920 or 26.6 percent. Democrat Linda Small of New Freeedom...
  • DASHCAM VIDEO: York Co. deputy shoots man reaching for cane

    03/13/2014 8:53:16 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 114 replies
    herald online ^ | 3-3-14 | unattributed
    The York County Sheriff's Office released dash cam video from a traffic stop in which a deputy shot an elderly man reaching for his cane. WARNING: Video includes some graphic material and language.
  • DOD Identifies Army Casualties (2 Soldiers)

    02/14/2014 3:19:13 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 9 replies
    Department of Defense ^ | Feb 14, 2014 | N/A
    The Department of Defense announced today the death of two soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Feb. 12, in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when they were struck by enemy small arms fire. Killed were: Spc. John A. Pelham, 22, of Portland, Ore., and Sgt. First Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla. Pelham and Skelt were assigned to 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.
  • Joe Buck's Failed Super Bowl Promo (Hilarious!)

    02/01/2014 5:25:00 PM PST · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Funny or Die ^ | 1/20/14 | staff
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  • Pennsylvania GOP a party without principles (GOP-E War on the TEA Party)

    01/20/2014 7:41:46 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record ^ | January 2, 2014 | Elizabeth Roberts
    In March 2012, York's Republican Committee Chairman, Bob Wilson, made the following comments regarding the local "tea party" group, the York 912 Patriots: If the leadership of the York 912 group wanted to make a positive impact in York County and in Pennsylvania, they would be focusing their efforts on defeating Barack Obama, Bob Casey and Eugene DePasquale. Each year, the Liberty Index compiles a score for Pennsylvania's legislators based on how well they advance an agenda of limited government and economic freedom. Each earns a grade based on his voting record, and is ranked in order from best to...
  • New York Times Contradicts Own Reporting on Benghazi

    12/29/2013 10:39:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | 12/29/13 | Kerry Picket
    Either New York Times writer David Kirkpatrick is ignoring his own colleagues work, or the Hillary Clinton supporters are laying out early foundations to combat what will be the biggest criticism of her tenure as Secretary of State if she decides to run for the Oval Office. The New York Times' assertion that Al Qaedas involvement in the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi is particularly questionable considering the preponderance of evidence that shows otherwise. In his piece, Kirkpatrick writes, But the Republican arguments appear to conflate purely local extremist organizations like Ansar...
  • The Sandinista supporter who married a former lesbian and rose through the political..

    11/07/2013 10:18:12 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 36 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 06, 2013 | Michael Zennie
    Bill De Blasio is a political insider who worked on campaigns of Bill and Hillary ClintonGrew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is a lifelong Red Sox fanTraveled to Nicaragua as a student in the 1980s and became supporter of the socialist governmentMarried Chirlane McCray in 1994 after meeting at City Hall McCray wrote a seminal 1979 magazine article declaring that she was a black lesbian Bill De Blasio, the first Democrat elected mayor of New York City in a generation, is a Massachusetts-raised former supporter of the communist Sandinistas who married a lesbian poet. And he's a lifelong Boston...
  • Memo: Administration bungled Obamacare long before GOP had power to obstruct

    11/03/2013 6:48:06 AM PST · by wrhssaxensemble · 8 replies
    Memo: Administration bungled Obamacare long before GOP had power to obstruct BY BYRON YORK | NOVEMBER 3, 2013 AT 8:52 AM An emerging theme from Democrats struggling to explain the Obamacare fiasco is that stubborn Republican opposition has hobbled the administration's efforts to implement President Obama's complex national health care scheme. If you want the particulars, just glance at "The Obamacare sabotage campaign" by Politico's Todd Purdum. But a memo revealed in a new Washington Post examination of the rollout shows the administration was already on a disastrous path in May 2010, just two months after Obamacare was signed into...
  • Tropical Storm Karen Rain Dumps Official 9.11" on Southcentral PA Area.

    10/12/2013 5:06:35 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 11 replies
    York Daily Record, WGAL-8 ^ | 11/12/2013 | c_h
    Tropical Storm Karen dumped varying amount of rain all over the South Central, tri-county PA area, ranging from 5.6" to 10.2", but the "official" tally is 9.11"; all of it causing widespread flooding and misery. Multi-million-gallon retention ponds and containment areas overflowed quickly, wiping-out travel on roads and streets for much of Friday. I recorded 14.7" at my Condo's Weather Station, in East York, as of Saturday morning, at 6:45am. If you have pics of your area Compared to 2011's TS Lee, which dumped 13" over an even wider area, it's hard to tell much difference from the pictures coming...
  • Establishment Conservative Journalists Meet Off-the-Record with Obama at White House

    10/08/2013 9:14:29 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/8/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In a clear attempt to woo largely establishment conservative commentators who have loudly opposed the GOPs current government shutdown strategy, President Obama held an off-the-record meeting with the Washington Posts Charles Krauthammer, the Wall Street Journal editorial page editor Paul Gigot, National Reviews Washington editor Robert Costa, syndicated columnist and former CNN co-host Kathleen Parker, and Byron York of the Washington Examiner.
  • New York Times: The Obama Administration 'Has Now Lost All Credibility'

    06/06/2013 2:58:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/6/13 | Brett Logiurato
    The New York Times editorial board ripped the Obama administration in a scathing editorial Thursday afternoon, writing that it has now lost all credibility after revelations that the administration has been collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers. It came as something of a surprise, considering the boards normally friendly view toward the administration. But in the editorial, the Times board criticised the Obama administration in much of the same way it scrutinized the Bush administration. It wrote that the Obama administrations justification for the program
  • Buffalo Senior James LeGrand Brutal Beating Caught on Tape

    06/04/2013 4:20:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Guardian Express ^ | June 3, 2013 | Paul Kasprzak
    A brutal beating of a Buffalo, N.Y. senior was caught on video. WGRZ-TV was given a video of a Buffalo man who was brutally beaten by a group of high school student. The incident happened in North Buffalo at Shoshone Park two weeks ago as James LeGrand, who is a part of Buffalo Mayor Byron Browns Impact Team, was in the parks parking lot when he noticed two girls arguing with a bunch of student who surrounded them and were encouraging them to fight. He tried to break up the fight several times and then got a camera and started...
  • Mosque praised for offering EDL protesters tea and biscuits

    05/28/2013 12:38:57 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 48 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28th May 2013 | BBC News
    'A mosque has been praised for serving tea and biscuits to English Defence League supporters after the far-right group arranged a demonstration there. About six people turned up to protest at the mosque in Bull Lane, York, on Sunday and were invited inside to play football with worshippers. More than 100 supporters of the mosque had gone there after learning of the planned EDL protest. Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu said the mosque's response was "fantastic". He said: "Tea, biscuits, and football are a great and typically Yorkshire combination when it comes to disarming hostile and extremist views."'
  • Double Action: Two NY Times Columnists Embarrass Themselves on Guns in Sunday Review

    04/09/2013 5:54:34 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 31 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | 4-8-2013 | Clay Waters
    Two New York Times columnists embarrassed themselves over the weekend, betraying anti-gun ignorance in the paper's Sunday Review. Frank Bruni went hunting for the first time (with the chef of a ritzy Manhattan restaurant), and remarked "what an unfair fight" hunting is, as if he was the first person to think that up. After lamenting "how thoroughly a weapon can be romanticized and fetishized," he pivoted to easy access to guns in "this country of ours." "I could forget, when not aiming at a bird, to keep the gun pointed toward the sky or the ground. Or my pivot as...
  • New York newspaper faces backlash after publishing map of gun permit holders

    12/25/2012 10:04:27 AM PST · by Nachum · 93 replies
    fox news ^ | 12/25/12 | staff
    A local New York newspaper is drawing the ire of its readers after publishing an interactive map that shows the names and addresses of thousands of residents who have handgun permits. The online map was published by The Journal News along with an article under the headline: "The gun owner next door: What you don't know about the weapons in your neighborhood." The newspaper obtained, and then published, the names and addresses of pistol permit holders in Westchester and Rockland counties through a Freedom of Information Act request. The article, in explaining the decision to publish the information, pointed to...