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If I remember correctly, the IDC was trying to electorally engineer the outcome of this election so that NYS would forever by a Democratically run state. See: http://observer.com/2014/07/after-idc-deal-with-democrats-john-liu-soldiers-on/
Primarily, that is why there is a mass exodus from NYS, coupled with Cuomo's abysmal performance. The choice between Liu and Avella is a tough one, somewhat like choosing between a slow death by poison or death by a thousand cuts. Frankly, in a state of millions and millions of people is this the best we can come up with? Between DeBlasio, Cuomo, unions, these clowns and let's not forget the shining beacon on the hill.....Chuck Schumer.....what future does New York State have? It is a pathetic state of affairs and getting worse on a daily basis. Maybe Rob Astorino will be able to stem the blood flow and heal some of the wounds the corrupt Democratic party has inflicted upon the citizens of NYS for far too long. From the top all the way down to the local governments. 4 weeks ago
Maureen Kotes was there as well. She will be running against Sheldon Silver, the most corrupt man in politics1 month ago
The real question here is - If these board members and trustee were entitled to a pension, will they be allowed to keep it? They should not!! And why shouldn't they be made to pay back the money they stole? Why? Or go to jail like everyone else. And as far as Mattone is concerned.....say no more...we know why she wasn't let go.2 months ago
What a stand up guy! They don't get better than this. 2 months ago
With this in mind, when does Cuomo go to jail. If Mr. Bharara is cleaning up corruption in NYS, (as was Gov. Cuomo, so we're told) why should Mr. Halloran be held to a different judicial standard than our quintessentially corrupt Governor? Or maybe even our DOJ head, Mr. Holder? That is what's known as dictatorship and tyranny, when the government is immune to its own laws. While I admit Mr. Halloran may be guilty of the charges, let's dig a little deeper into Mr. Cuomo's past and I'm quite certain the Moreland Commission, had it been allowed to continue, would have come up with a few juicy tidbits, no doubt. But, Mr. Cuomo, being who he is decided to stop it. Remember this always.....where there's smoke, there's fire. My point is, ultimately, you can't have two different standards for government officials and/or the people. We are all equal in the eyes of the law, so whatever scrutiny Mr. Halloran was examined with is the same scrutiny that Cuomo should be examined with.2 months ago
First of all, the title of this article is misleading. Customarily, we think of homeless as those who are down on their luck, suffer from PTSD, battle addiction, etc. Here is another example of governmental kabuki theater. Further into the article we read that they are looking for a facility for 125 families. Since when do the homeless come in "family" units? The other comment states that it's no big deal, and there doesn't seem to be any additional crime in the area, so its okay. First of all it costs us all, for these facilities. Where does the money come from. I am hearing of thid type if scenario more and more frequently throughout NYS. This is nothing more than bringing illegals into this country under the radar and calling them "homeless". No wonder the residents were incensed and showed up in droves, because they know they're getting the old government excrement end of the stick. They are tired of the political agenda being foisted upon them without them knowing or having the opportunity to have any say in the matter. Now, I ask you is that not taxation without representation? 2 months ago
Why would we give $4 billion in our hard earned taxpayer dollars to the Liar-in-Chief? What happened to all the stimuli money Congress gave to him in the past? Where is it now? Why should be honor illegal behavior - and an open invitation to everyone in the world to flood our borders? Where's the rationale? Are you people insane? Our society will collapse under the weight of this. There is all this talk about comprehensive immigration policy reform. What good would comprehensive reform do when you have a president who doesn't abide by any laws? First try abiding by the existing laws and try placing border guards and the Reserve on our southern borders. How about that for a start. But to give this miscreant who we call our president, more money is unacceptable. It will never reach its intended goal. Never! This is an intentional push to forever supply the Democratic party with voters. If you stop to think about this logically, where do these children come from (not talking about the countries) but talking about the families. Would you send your children thousands of miles through dangerous territories, un-chaperoned with not food and water, if you didn't know what was going to happen to them. No, you would not. So, these families knew exactly what was happening, who was bringing their children here, what the outcome would be, etc. If you can't see this for what it is you are a blind man. Don't give this crook another penny. Not one red cent. He is nothing more than a charlatan, a side-show barker in fancy clothes with slick moves, but he's just a petty thief. I also want know why it is incumbent upon the USA to provide everything free for every person in this world. We are constantly being criticized for our capitalist society, yet when anyone wants freebies where do they come? Here! Why aren't Guatemala, Honduras and Salvador's governments held responsible for the welfare of their own people? Why? I've had enough. 3 months ago
This is a prime example of what type of people we are breeding in this society. Why is her crime any more heinous than those who believe in partial-birth abortions? This is a symptom of a very sick societal illness. A people who hold no value for life, whether born or unborn, will surely suffer the consequences of it. She will live with this for the rest of her life, but I'm not certain it will impact her very much because if you can murder your own child, in cold blood, then you are nothing more than a human animal....by apologies to the animal kingdom who treat their young infinitely better than humans.3 months ago
How very sad this is.....it is no longer what it good for the country, but what is good for the Democratic Party or for one of their own. It's all about unions, brokering deals, lining their own pockets, etc., at the expense of the public. They are a disgrace. Cuomo and DeBlasio are in bed together, and we all know that politics makes for strange bedfellows. Does DeBlasio believe that a one-party system is how this country was designed.....oh, I forgot, he's a Commie so for him this seems normal. Again, I am counting the days before leaving New York. It's such a shame that these politicians can't see past their own greed and power hungry agenda.
Half of the people running for office are up on corruption charges or have been embroiled in shady shenanigans, but in this day and age that seems to be the norm and a badge of honor. 3 months ago
Good article. Well reported. Mr. Astorino's mother is also from Corona, Queens, so he said he felt an affinity for Queens as well. We know that Cuomo does not have the support of the dying economic Upstate portion of N.Y. because of his efforts to please his environmental cronies and not allow fracking. Also, his desire to close down Indian Point would raise electric rates about 33%, something our already cash-strapped New Yorkers don't need now. Remember Cuomo was head of H.U.D. - a truly corrupt tentacle of the Federal Government. Need I say more. The fact that Astorino has very little history is a blessing. It is a plus in my opinion, not a negative. I'm sick and tired of career politicians. Now, if we could only get rid of Schumer!!!3 months ago