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Mar 11, 2015 10:39 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Tim Bishop Named Distinguished Professor At St. Joseph's College

Mar 11, 2015 11:12 AM

Two and a half months after leaving office, former U.S. Representative Tim Bishop has announced his intention to rejoin the academic world, as a professor at St. Joseph’s College.

On Wednesday morning, Mr. Bishop was officially named Distinguished Professor of Civic Engagement and Public Service at the private college, which has campuses in Patchogue and Brooklyn.

Mr. Bishop will head the college’s Center for Community Solutions and he will act as a guest lecturer. His tenure begins immediately.

In the months since losing his bid for a seventh term in office to then-State Senator Lee Zeldin, Mr. Bishop remained quiet about his future plans, saying only that he’d like to keep serving his community, and that his next career move might incorporate his experience in higher education.

Prior to his six terms in Washington, D.C., Mr. Bishop served as provost of Southampton College from 1986 until he entered office in January 2003. Mr. Bishop began working at Southampton College in 1973 as an admissions counselor.

During his 12 years in office, Mr. Bishop served on the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, as well as the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training.

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Mr Pro Choice is teaching at a Catholic College? You can't make that up.
By chief1 (2765), southampton on Mar 11, 15 11:18 AM
sounds like a cushy job. Most likley hired by someone he did one of his "favors" for
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 11, 15 11:53 AM
They couldn't find anyone other than a representative who was investigated by the house ethics committee, the FBI and was deemed one of the most corrupt members of congress by the non partisan Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) to teach impressionable children? CREW, in Washington, whose main goal is to use high-impact legal actions to target government officials who sacrifice the common good to special interests have done many expose's on Mr. Bishop. Maybe they hired him because of ...more
By GG Alin (11), Southampton on Mar 11, 15 1:39 PM
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What other classes could he teach?
Lying Congressional Style.
Basic Bribery: It is not stealing if they give you the money.
Morals and ethics and how to not let them get in the way.
Campus Rapes: How to hide them and get away with it.
How to run a college into the ground.
How to become a millionaire on fixed income.
Oh I am sure he'll be fair and impartial to all of his students.
By Preliator Lives (429), Obamavillie on Mar 11, 15 3:55 PM
OMG....
Right-Wing-nuts.... the campaign is over... You can stop.
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Mar 11, 15 4:32 PM
Tim Bishop comes from a very find family, one I've know all my life as have my parents, so that's generations now. You had every reason to be proud that he was your representative, especially if you were a veteran or had vets close to you.
Nothing good comes to those who hate. We are commanded to love for good reason---put it out and comes back to you. Same for hate. Give love a whirl, and see how much better your life will be.
By June Bug (2529), SOUTHAMPTON on Mar 11, 15 7:07 PM
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Zeldin Ousts Bishop With 10-Point Victory In Tuesday's Election
Publication: The Southampton Press
By Kyle Campbell Nov 5, 2014 11:42 AM

> UPDATE: Bishop Concedes Race To Zeldin Nov 5, 2014 9:37 AM

Congressional Candidates On Opposite Sides Of Fence When It Comes To Illegal Immigration Sep 30, 2014

Zeldin Defeats Demos In Republican Primary Election, Will Face Bishop In November Jun 25, 2014

Riding an anti-incumbent, anti-Obama wave of sentiment, Republican ...more
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 11, 15 7:41 PM
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June Bug: a lot of veterans would like to know why Tim wasn't "proud to serve"-- in the Armed Forces. Guessing a rich man's deferment. Lee Zeldin served--boots on the ground, in harm's way. Tim is like Brian Williams and Bill O'Reilly: he talks a good game. A lot of his classmates served, some came back wounded or addicted, some didn't come back at all. Tim was in the family pool or rifling down beers at the Driver's Seat. You've been had.
By nazznazz (276), east hampton on Mar 11, 15 10:42 PM
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You guys (you know who you are) remind me of the classic grumps in some backwater village whom life has passed by, who never have anything good to say about anybody, and who spend their dwindling years thinking up new ways to run down people they dislike, i.e., almost everyone.

At first, I thought 27dan, with his exhuming of the Golden Oldie headlines and story leads, was subtly reminding his little playmates that the election was over, and they won, so no need to keep kicking the corpse. ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1957), Quiogue on Mar 11, 15 10:55 PM
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We-un's like it jus' fine.
By Turkey Bridge (1957), Quiogue on Mar 13, 15 11:54 AM
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I like my first cousin just fine.
By nazznazz (276), east hampton on Mar 11, 15 11:06 PM
Of course, throw the distinguished ex congressman a bone as some sort of a moral leader. Just a hop skip away from his future bs role as a high paid lobbyist for some bs blood sucking corporation, which has ZERO interest in the people.
By Lets go mets (377), Southampton on Mar 11, 15 11:15 PM
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those who can not do.... teach
By GALAXIE (43), SAG HARBOR on Mar 12, 15 1:20 PM
Before Congress, he was in academia. I think it's very appropriate he return to that world. And, I think he is a fine man and I hate to see all the vitriol out there about him.
By baywoman (165), southampton on Mar 12, 15 1:51 PM
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Kind of like giving the Capt. of the Titanic another boat.
By dnice (2345), Hampton Bays on Mar 12, 15 1:55 PM
Or nominating another Bush...
By Arnold Timer (326), Sag Harbor on Mar 12, 15 5:22 PM
or Clinton

Krauthammer: Hillary Has Not Answered What Criteria Was Used To Decide What Is A Private or Public Issue

Gibbs on Hillary: "Waiting Eight Days To Say What She Said Yesterday Was Startling To Democrats"

Robert Reich: Elizabeth Warren Would Be A "Strong Primary Challenger" For Hillary Clinton

Chris Matthews: Hillary Clinton "Did Everything Right Today But Deal With The Problem"

Mark Steyn: "Queen Hillary" Said "Instead Of Let Them Eat Cake, Let ...more
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 12, 15 7:09 PM
No to Clinton and Bush !
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 12, 15 7:56 PM
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Tim bishop was a provost for southampton college. We all know how that turned out
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 13, 15 7:49 PM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By kpjc (159), east quogue on Mar 12, 15 6:33 PM
Chris Matthews: How Can Hillary Ask State Dept To Release Emails She Admitted to Destroying?

Martin O'Malley Tells "Morning Joe" He Is Done Talking About Hillary: "I'm Running To Win"

Jon Stewart to Hillary: Why Don't You Let Somebody Who Doesn't Work For You Go Through Emails?
Mar 12, 15 7:48 PM appended by They call me
State Dept's Psaki Won't Say If Hillary Signed OF-109 Separation Form: "I Don't Have An Update On That" - - - -OF-109- - - - OF-109- - - - OF-109- - - -OF-109
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 12, 15 7:48 PM
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Shannen Coffin: Hillary Clinton Broke The Law. Period.
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 12, 15 7:55 PM
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Shannon Coffin is either an idiot or just another crackpot right wing muck raker with no regard for the truth. By using her own e-mail Hillary broke no laws. At best she showed extremely poor judgement and at worst she showed a premeditated effort to maintain absolute control of e-mail that was not appropriate for her to control. At some level I don't blame her considering all the BS investigations the republicans have put her and Bill through. It does however bring into question if her level of ...more
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 12, 15 10:51 PM
I suppose your credentials are better Bird,

SHANNEN COFFIN, FORMER COUNSEL TO THE VICE PRESIDENT :

The State Department regulations say that departing officials have to make sure that all of their official records are in the files of the Department of State upon departure. That couldn't be any clearer.

Not complying with this regulation is a felony!

It is clear Hilary did not comply with the Federal Records Act. And she clearly did not comply with her own records ...more
Mar 13, 15 12:58 AM appended by Undocumented Democrat
Coffin was previously at the Department of Justice, where he served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Division. In that position, Coffin was responsible for oversight of the Federal Programs Branch, a component of the Civil Division that defends the federal government in a diverse array of lawsuits, including the defense of constitutional challenges to federal statutes and agency programs, civil anti-terrorism litigation, and disputes involving access to Executive Branch information. Bird not so much
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 13, 15 12:58 AM
Please ask Mr Coffin to produce the actual law that required Hillary to use .gov e-mail at the time she was SOS. It doesn't exist no matter how much wishful thinking there is on the part of Hillary detractors.
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 13, 15 1:44 PM
Dear Bird... You seem to be in denial if you simple read what UD posted you will see where she has hung herself. May I suggest looking into Carly Fiorina If you absolutely must vote for a gender and not a record
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 13, 15 1:59 PM
Actually I apologize for calling Mr Coffin an idiot. I went and read Mr Coffin's comments and at no point does he state Hillary broke the law. And the best sentence in the whole thing is "As a result, her emails were at no time during her tenure in office subject to the Federal Records Act."
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 13, 15 8:22 PM
Undocumented & Joe - This does not mean I condone what Hillary did. As I stated in my earlier post I believe it showed poor judgement. The problem is the right is so afraid of Hillary that they will say or do anything to try and discredit her and they just come off as desperate. Instead of making up and repeating lies they should focus on facts.
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 13, 15 8:48 PM
Could you imagine the lefts response if dick Chaney did something like this?
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 14, 15 12:02 PM
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Pretty much the same I would expect. Keep in mind that this story was first broken by that liberal bastion, the NY Times and has been kept alive in what the right would normally call the liberal press albeit without the factual fabrications we get from the right's talking heads. I suspect this story is not going away soon and that Hillary will have to do some additional damage control.
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 14, 15 2:38 PM
Very simple. It will all go away if she releases her deleted emails.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 14, 15 3:56 PM
Highly unlikely. The right just wants to go on a fishing expedition so they can fabricate more nonsense about Hillary. We would all be a lot better off if the right would just tell us exactly what they want to do and why the country would be better off if we let them do it.
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 14, 15 5:03 PM
The right wants what the left would want given the same set of circumstances..... Transparency. There have been several scandals surrounding the clintons over the years. Hilary could squash this one if she allowed the release of the deleted emails. Unfortunately I agree with you...she won't. Why?
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 15, 15 6:53 AM
OF 109, where is it Hillary?
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 15, 15 8:09 AM
Forget about the emails. The right should just tell us what they will do if they are allowed to run the country and then explain to us why the country would be better off. The problem is that the right, so far has nothing to offer. No platform that will hold up to scrutiny so instead they grasp at straws and try to turn nothing into a scandal.
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 15, 15 12:20 PM
This just in: new Day Care Center and Summer School camp at St. Josephs. Criteria: kid, lots of money.
By nazznazz (276), east hampton on Mar 12, 15 9:03 PM
WSJ editorial: If she wasn't sending and receiving classified emails, she wasn't doing her job as secretary of state. . . It is not if she lied, it is whether anything she said was true.
By TheTurtle (143), Southampton on Mar 12, 15 10:07 PM
There are two forms that Hilary had to sign, she had to sign one on day one in which she took an oath to preserve in the government's possession government records. If she signed it and two weeks later, diverted the government records to her husband's server in Chappaqua, New York, she probably committed perjury.

Second one, OF-109. the one that TCM identified , she would have signed in her last day in office, in which you say, I have returned to the government already, it's in the past ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 13, 15 1:04 AM
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So to all you pro Hillary people please list what platforms will Hillary run on?
By chief1 (2765), southampton on Mar 13, 15 8:12 AM
As a Hillary agnostic here's what I think she'll run on: Republicans can't be trusted to be in power because:

*they constantly try to cut programs for the poor while adding entitlements for the rich.
*the last time there was a republican in the White House the country went from a budget surplus to a huge deficit and with the help of Wall Street he crashed the economy of the world.
*they want to repeal the ACA throwing millions of people off medical insurance with no reasonable plan ...more
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 13, 15 9:57 PM
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so your reason for voting Democrat is so you can get free stuff by taxing people who have more than you ?

Sounds about right unfortunately this is what it has come to in this country
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 14, 15 2:30 PM
No, I sometimes vote democrat because it appears to be the lesser of multiple bad options. As for the free stuff, nobody gets more entitlements than the wealthy elite who own both sides of the isle in congress.
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 14, 15 3:01 PM
I have female genitalia, if you vote for my opponent , you are sexist. That's all the PIAPS has to run on.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 13, 15 8:25 AM
How many family members can Bishop weasel onto the payroll of St. Joseph's?
By kpjc (159), east quogue on Mar 13, 15 3:26 PM
From todays NYTs Comments

Josephine Rizal Philippines 48 minutes ago
Nothing is going to persuade anyone on the Left or the Right to change their world view or their vote. Yes, I'm an outsider, but I must ask, "Why is Hillary considered a lock?" Is her being female the only thing that matters? And if American liberals love their country so much, why are they trying to change everything about it? I suppose I'll be called a "right-wing nut" now. Most of us in the Philippines are on the ...more
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 13, 15 8:22 PM
to joe hampton:

Rather than "trying to change everything" about our country, we Liberals are dedicated to insuring that its government remains true to the Liberal principles on which it was founded.

It is the extreme Right-Wing, represented on this forum by some dozen acolytes, that seeks to change our democracy into an autocracy wherein only the mean, psychopathic, extreme Right-Wing canon is given the force of law.

That will NEVER happen. Just as in the case of the ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 13, 15 8:53 PM
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"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people."

~Theodore Roosevelt
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 13, 15 11:16 PM
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Unfortunately the right is equally guilty in all the above.
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 14, 15 3:09 PM
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Have to agree that the right has been equally ineffective. While I believe in conservatism, I do not have any faith in current leadership.
By dnice (2345), Hampton Bays on Mar 14, 15 4:18 PM
"...I do not have any faith in current leadership."


I would query "What leadership?" when it comes down to it. This country was founded to be secular, yet look at the religious fervor which dominates it's politics. This country was founded to be free of aristocracy, yet look at the inherited wealth, privilege, and our alleged "1%". This country was founded to be something that in time would heal the open wounds in society such as slavery and caste. The question is, how far have ...more
Mar 15, 15 11:35 PM appended by Mr. Z
I changed my mind about not mentioning it. Additionally, there are still many who see things only skin deep. It would seem we still have a long way to go...
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 14, 15 11:35 PM
Mr. Z, this country was founded made of religious states which cooperate with a Federal govt which is not irreligious but provides religious freedom. For example Maryland was a Catholic state. There is a huge difference in practical terms but a very fine difference in how you state it. Many states had religious tests for their office holders in their constitutions. They in effect were state religions. The US Constitution recognized this and didn't establish a specific religion of the Federal ...more
By Baymen87 (132), Lugoff, SC on Mar 18, 15 8:26 AM
If liberalism was left unchecked our great nation would closely resemble Greece, with it's failed economy, benefits given out that far outstrip the governments' ability to pay for them, an impotent military, an exodus of productive members of society. Another example of Democrat (liberal) control is Detroit, the liberal machine has destroyed the infrastructure and has created a population dependent on the government for their very existence with no way to pay for it! As for the TEA party, you spout ...more
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 14, 15 10:06 AM
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You think that's what happened to Greece?

Apparently you missed the effects of the black market, corruption, and tax evasion.

The problem in Greece resulted from none of what you specify, and any economist worth his or her salt will tell you that. Someday maybe you'll actually start stating fact, instead of spewing propaganda.
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 14, 15 8:44 PM
The problem in Greece is retirement packages, and social problems they can't afford. The other problem is they can't manipulate their currency, nor can they print money. Black Markets ruined the Greek economy? lol
By chief1 (2765), southampton on Mar 17, 15 10:42 AM
to bigfresh:

If the Right-Wing has its way, North Korea will look like Tahiti by comparison.
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 14, 15 3:51 PM
Anarchy is not freedom. Civilization has it's price, and that price is rules and regulations. In the last thirty years, those who preach that the rules and regulations went too far have left us in the economic toilet.

Civilization requires the rule of law.

I fully believe in civil disobedience, and in fact we could use just the right degree of it. An oligarchic polyarchy is not what the men who created this nation envisioned. However, that is what "We" have.

Get busy ...more
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 14, 15 11:17 PM
HH _ we , as a nation are in debt to the tune of trillions, the Obama regime has increased our debt at a rate not seen before. The left has no issues with that, do you?
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 15, 15 10:40 AM
The Bush years were a debt fueled illusion. And, it put us 5 trillion further into debt in 8 years. Obama inherited an economy in free fall, massive unemployment, and manged to keep the debt increase to around 7.3 trillion up until now.

It took almost thirty years to rack up the debt, and it won't be going away any time soon...



By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 15, 15 5:00 PM
Read the story of Ralph Weens, and you will know that whites are under seige. Sorry people stop blaming Whites for slavery we weren't here then, and either are any of the slaves.
By chief1 (2765), southampton on Mar 14, 15 11:13 PM
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By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 14, 15 11:16 PM
WALKER ROCKS NEW HAMPSHIRE
Mar 15, 15 3:15 AM appended by joe hampton
No finer candidate out there. He has a very strong foundation that he stands on, whether popular or unpopular. He stood his ground in Wisconsin and beat back the Union. He brought the state of Wisconsin a budget surplus and then returned some of the money to the people of his state, what a novel idea. Scott is very Reagan like and I believe is what this country needs, we have lost our way with the guy currently in the White House and need some real positive , uplifting change and true transparancy. Finally an proud pro American candidate I can get behind.
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 15, 15 3:15 AM
to joe hampton:

In reality, Wisconsin has done very poorly under Scott Walker's leadership. Nothing that he promised when first elected has become reality. The state currently faces a $1.8 billion budget deficit due, exclusively, to Walker's tax cuts for the wealthy and for corporations (which he promised would so boost economic activity so as to preclude that eventuality.) Now, in mitigation, he proposes to cut $300 million from the University of Wisconsin, the ONLY thing about Wisconsin ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 15, 15 4:09 AM
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The top 1% pays more in overall tax revenue then the bottom 90%. Source IRS
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 15, 15 6:57 AM
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Considering the top 10% income earners in the nation gross $114,000 and above, and the bottom 66% take home less than $50,000 per annum that would tend to make sense.

Almost half of all potentially taxpaying Americans don't make enough in a year to qualify for tax assessment. In other words, the "47%" don't earn enough in a year working for minimum wage or living on retirement benefits to qualify to pay taxes.

Don't let facts spoil your BS.
Mar 15, 15 11:31 AM appended by Mr. Z
Let's also add that the top 1% have incomes which exceed $394,000. We can also add that the same percentage takes home over 48% of the nation's taxable income.
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 15, 15 11:31 AM
Last set of numbers I saw showed top 5% controlled 95% of the wealth while the top 1% controlled 90% of the wealth. Based on that information the top 1% are still not paying their fair share.

Warren Buffett: There's something wrong with a tax system where my secretary pays a larger percentage of her income in taxes than I do.
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 15, 15 12:10 PM
Jeez Razza, why inject facts into this discussion?
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 15, 15 8:06 AM
Hey Hi Hat maybe you can explain the 14 trillion in debt that Obama caused? Maybe you can explain the record 60 million on federal assistance?
By chief1 (2765), southampton on Mar 15, 15 10:58 AM
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Reminds you of what's happened to our home, no?


The quest to save vanishing New York

In Manhattan, retail rents are up 40 percent since 2005. The face of the city is changing. Can it be #saved?

Henry Graba

Excerpt:
In Manhattan, retail rents are up 40 percent since 2005. In Lower Manhattan, the average retail rent is now $265 per square foot — up from $92 in 2005. That rent hike has concurred with a spike in chain stores: According to the Center ...more
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 15, 15 11:53 AM
And ?
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 16, 15 12:02 AM
Why don't ALL Americans have to pay something every year in income taxes?! That is a fundamental problem that's led to the freestuffer mentality, didn't Barak Hussein Obama , peace be upon Him, say we all have to have some skin in the game? There are no free rides people, someone is paying.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 15, 15 11:55 AM
“Once you realize that trickle-down economics does not work, you will see the excessive tax cuts for the rick as what they are -- a simple upward redistribution of income, rather than a way to make all of us richer, as we were told.”

~ Ha-Joon Chang, 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism


Concentrated wealth can arguably be said to have caused the downfall of societies throughout the ages. Byzantium. Hapsburg Spain. Bourbon Russia. Rome. Mecca prior ...more
Mar 15, 15 12:48 PM appended by Mr. Z
“As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 15, 15 12:48 PM
You call yourself egalitarian I simple call you a communist
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 15, 15 1:22 PM
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Number one, I believe money is a useful tool and medium of exchange, so off the bat I can tell you that you have absolutely no clue what you're talking about. Pitiful...
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 15, 15 4:50 PM
Amen to that Amen to that
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 16, 15 12:03 AM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By chief1 (2765), southampton on Mar 15, 15 3:25 PM
You're right. I do nothing to help the less fortunate. I don't volunteer at tech forums, I don't refurbish e-waste and give to the unemployed to aid in their job searches, I don't give away my talents for the betterment of society at all.

It's all just an illusion.

You know what? I'd tell you what I think of you, but it would be deleted.
Mar 15, 15 4:45 PM appended by Mr. Z
BTW, I do find you to be an ignoramus on more than one occasion who backs up none of what he has to post with any sort of bibliography or counsel from wise persons throughout history. You know nothing of my work, and you really are an *******.
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 15, 15 4:45 PM
I know you are so intelligent Z. I remember when you said Tim Bishop's biggest contributor was a technology company not a bank like everyone else running for office. Meanwhile Renaissance Technologies is not a technology company it is a hedge fund that has a controversial trading system. What exactly are your talents besides posting 24/7?
By chief1 (2765), southampton on Mar 16, 15 12:54 PM
Renaissance is not a holding company. Nor is it a bank. Well over a quarter of their staff are PhD scholars in fields completely unrelated to finance. And, high frequency trading has been controversial for a long time. The "Flash Boys" are on the case, BTW.

They title themselves "Technologies" for a reason.
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 16, 15 1:44 PM
to chief1:

You can't possibly believe that. Mr. Z posts authoritative and relevant citations to authenticate his opinions. You, and your Right-Wing, ignorami colleagues, on the other had, post impressionistic bushwa that you blow out your ear. When you (VERY rarely) ATTEMPT to validate your ignorant opinions, an examination of your sources reveals them to be utterly insubstantial or irrelevant.

For the sake of entertainment, we all hope that you will continue to spin your ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 15, 15 4:56 PM
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Baltimore Sun's Zurawik: "MSNBC Is In Chaos, It's An Embarrassment," "It's Unwatchable"
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 16, 15 3:20 AM
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to 27dan:

MSNBC made a strategic mistake years ago when it tried to brand itself as the liberal alternative to Fox. The problem is that while Fox is the ONLY go-to medium for the Right-Wing, Liberals can choose among a half-dozen sources for their information. Moreover, while the RIght-Wing is content to be spoon-fed emotionally satisfying, specious pap from Fox (without ever bothering to check the bona fides), Liberals (and moderates of all political persuasions) discriminate on the ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 16, 15 4:55 AM
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LOL. You really are a know it all.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 16, 15 6:59 AM
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Mr Z, why is it that there is a sizable part of the population that pays no federal income taxes? They have no skin in the game and are panderd to by the Democrat Party which in essence purchases their votes by allowing them a free ride.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 16, 15 7:26 AM
Considering Social Security comes from tax money paid over the course of one's working years in most cases, taxing it as income is rather absurd.

The people whom you claim "have no skin in the game" already pay regressive taxes (such as sales tax).

Last but not least, if you'd like to tax people already being paid a pittance worth of wages and "earning" less than 15k per annum (such as the disabled), that's very Christian of you...
Mar 16, 15 8:05 AM appended by Mr. Z
"As riches increase and accumulate in few hands, as luxury prevails in society, virtue will be in a greater degree considered as only a graceful appendage of wealth, and the tendency of things will be to depart from the republican standard. This is the real disposition of human nature; it is what neither the honorable member nor myself can correct. It is a common misfortune that awaits our State constitution, as well as all others. ~ Alexander Hamilton, speech to the New York Ratifying Convention, June, 1788
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 16, 15 8:05 AM
When 46% of the population gets a free ride on federal income taxes there is a problem. That segment of the population is a reliable voting block for the Democrat Party . Let's leave religion out of this shall we? How do you feel about taxing capital gains? After all, the money invested was already taxed as income. How about inherited wealth? Income taxes were paid when the money was earned. So perhaps you have a point on SS.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 16, 15 8:43 AM
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Historically the economy has performed better when capital gains taxes were around 25%. We also built, and maintained infrastructure to a far superior degree. Despite the fact that the money invested may have been taxed, the monies resulting from the investment are new income, and most likely new money printed and distributed by the Federal Reserve. So, yes it is taxable as income.

As far as inheritance, family homesteads should not be lost due to prohibitive tax assessment. Luxury ...more
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 16, 15 1:06 PM
Terrible way to look at it but not surprising
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 16, 15 1:14 PM
Please do enlighten us to your rationale.
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 16, 15 2:24 PM
I know I am not the financial genius you are Z but I'll chime in. I have a bachelors and masters degree in business finance but dont profess to have any where near the superior genius that you have. Some reasons for a lower tax rate on capital gains are it is not indexed for inflation, it is a double tax, and it encourages present consumption over future consumption. Low capital gains tax rates work to encourage savings and increase economic growth. One could argue that the GVT raised more revenue ...more
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 17, 15 9:02 AM
One could also argue that the period you cite was a debt and fiat currency fueled illusion. During the same four year period you cite, M2 increased from 5.74T dollars, to 7.43T dollars. The dollar was also inflated by almost 13% during the same period.

Another day, another 3 cents adjusted for inflation...

Mar 17, 15 11:31 AM appended by Mr. Z
Your "double tax" hypothesis is bull***.
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 17, 15 11:31 AM
Your getting off topic. Again I stress I am not an expert on the matter (neither are you) but Economics 101 is the Laffer curve. I believe it was developed during the Nixon administartion. Hardly anyone (even most progressive economists) dispute it. The big debatable issue is what tax rate maximizes GVT revenue. Set the rate too high and revenues will fall. My point is your comment about a higher capital gains tax rate of 25% is wrong. History has shown (with the exception of recessions) that lowering ...more
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 17, 15 11:48 AM
Dropping the capital gains tax led to some incredible expansion in the Roaring 20's, but it also led to the Great Depression. Dropping the capital gains has consistently led to bubbles bursting and massive socioeconomic inequality. The Laffer Curve came along after almost thirty years of a 25% capital gains rate, and the tax policy it decried created a prosperous middle class, relatively even economic growth across social strata, and the vast majority of our infrastructure.

The one major ...more
Mar 17, 15 12:32 PM appended by Mr. Z
Also, as far as socioeconomic disparity being an important factor, it doesn't help when jobs don't pay enough to allow a significant portion of the population to even qualify to pay Federal taxes. Talk about setting a fire at the tree trunk...
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 17, 15 12:32 PM
"dropping the capital gains tax led to some incredible expansion in the roaring 20's but it also led to the Great Deperession."
Im actually speechless with that comment. I trust (hope) that was said in error. If not you either read an obscure article (I've never heard that one) or truly are a genius and know more than every economist that ever studied the Great Depression.

In response to you bashing my double taxation comment here is the text book answer. "capital gains is merely ...more
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 18, 15 8:53 AM
In 1921 the capital gains rate was reduced repeatedly to 12.5%, from it's prior 73%. Though there were other factors including Fed policy decisions regarding currency, the rate change is an immutable fact. It helped to fuel rampant speculation and inject capital into the market at the expense of revenue. Funny thing is, any time you look into a bust, that's the one word that consistently pops up. Speculation.

If you sell a security at a profit, is it an income gain? Is it money which ...more
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 18, 15 9:29 PM
I encourage you to google and read articles on the cause of the Great Depression and why are capital gains taxed at a lower rate.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 18, 15 10:40 PM
I've got plenty of information and statistics thanks to economists Piketty, Saez, Goldin, Margo, Fisher, and Keen. Piketty's "Capital" is a brilliant body of work.

I encourage you to read such work thoroughly...
Mar 18, 15 11:00 PM appended by Mr. Z
"economists like"
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 18, 15 11:00 PM
Your true colors shine when you make posts like this. Piketty is a french socialist. He was the economic advisor to the socialist party. The major accepted theories on what caused the Great depression are demand diven theories and monetary theories NOT a reduction in the capital gains rate. I know you will hate it because its the opposite of everthing you stand for but you tube "Milton Friedman Great Depression". Its a great explanation. Ben Bernake mentions Milton Friedmans in a speech saying "I ...more
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 19, 15 8:57 AM
Yeah, and the correction has gone so well. 95% of new income gains in the hands of 5% of the population. Greenspan thought he could play like Volcker with the interest rate spike just before he left office that triggered the collapse. What he couldn't see what all the black cabinet, unregulated, uncapitalized insurance policies on derivatives.

Bernanke was no better, and we'll see just what Yellen has got. You don't make economic decisions to be liked, you make them because if you do ...more
Mar 19, 15 8:59 PM appended by Mr. Z
BTW, bottom line is yes or no. Did the almost three decades the rate sat at 25% correlate with even and sustained income growth? Did decreases in the rate below 25% correlate with a rise in socioeconomic disparity? Did and increase in the rate above 25% correlate with a decrease in socioeconomic disparity? The answer on all three counts is YES. Please do try to get over it...
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 19, 15 8:59 PM
Your reply is so lame and off topic that it's laughble. If you are so stubborn and ego driven that you can't admit that your statement that a reduction in the capital gains tax rate caused the Great Depression was wrong than I have nothing further to say.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 20, 15 6:36 AM
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By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 20, 15 5:22 PM
very childish response. I won't stoop to your level with the name calling But am I too assume you know more than Milton Friedman. Am I too assume that all major theories pertaining to the Great Depession are wrong. I think Not. Keep reading the socialist manifesto to develop your voodoo theories pal.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 20, 15 6:43 PM
Not childish, honest opinion.

There was a time when it was accepted that the world rested on top of an elephant, and consisted of a hemisphere.

The fact remains you not only read into what I have said, your bias, ego, and vehement beliefs pretty much add up to hubris. I never wrote it was the cause, I just wrote of correlations. You assumed I believe it was the sole cause. Fed policy regarding liquidity after the crash was important too.

I even have my doubts as to ...more
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 21, 15 9:41 PM
Your words verbatim "dropping the capital gains tax led to some incredible expansion in the roaring 20's but it also led to the Great Depression". I would equate that statement to you showing cause not a correlation.
As to my credentials I have stressed numerous times that I am not an expert economist. I have a bachelors and masters degree in business finance and run a small business locally. I also read a lot.
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 21, 15 11:31 PM
Big fresh you do realize you are arguing with a guy who specializes in computer?
By razza5350 (1910), East Hampton on Mar 16, 15 1:14 PM
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By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 16, 15 2:10 PM
It just amazes me that anyone working for a living holds your opinions. Just the exact opposite of any business owners that I know
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 16, 15 1:55 PM
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New income is new income. Old income is old income.

If you invest 10k which has been taxed, and make 20 more from it, the 20k is new income and taxable. It's new income, period.

This is not an abstract concept, it's simple math. How does it make sense that "earned income" is taxed at a higher rate than "unearned" income?
Mar 16, 15 2:23 PM appended by Mr. Z
FYI, mateenbar reinforced concrete is a far better infrastructure investment for your tax dollar versus asphalt and all the potholes that come with it. Our infrastructure is in disrepair, it's said we can't afford to invest in it, yet it's deficiencies are a normal source of complaint along with "taxes are too high". You can't have both...
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 16, 15 2:23 PM
let me balance the budget... Ill give you both
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 16, 15 9:36 PM
Good luck with the entrenched D.C. culture.

You may want to read Barofsky's "Bailout" as a primer...
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 16, 15 11:32 PM
It is sad to admit but Obama has a better relationship with the Communist dictator in Cuba than with the Israeli Prime Minister.


Kick some tail BIBI !!!
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 16, 15 3:54 PM
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Big Fresh / Joe Hampton 2016
By Erin 27 E (1237), hampton bays on Mar 16, 15 9:38 PM
to joe hampton:

Poor Bibi. His ploy of finessing congressional Republicans into prostituting themselves to his electoral campaign appears to have backfired. Latest polls indicate that the Israeli public has had enough of his overbearing thuggery - - - and that the fact that Congressional Republicans are his treasonous lapdogs is not as important to them as the fact that, under his leadership, average Israelis can no longer afford to live there. (No wonder he is beloved of Republicans.)

Let's ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 16, 15 11:51 PM
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No shame, no decency, no principles. Welcome to the today's Democrat Party. No wonder they adore Obama and Hillary so much.

Go BIBI
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 17, 15 7:17 AM
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I agree HH , we have had more than enough of the posturing blowhard in the White House! "Rational " plans like spending ourselves out of debt? Increasing the debt limit, opening the borders to hordes of illegals? True, time for the Democrat Party to be put on the shelf for a while and let the adults fix their mess.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 17, 15 8:11 AM
hey Marlin I just listened to an hour of Michael Savage on you tube you should try it, I feel like my blood pressure went down 20 points. The media and HHS want to make us feel like crazy "mean" hating racists we are not. check it out !
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 17, 15 8:33 AM
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Liberalism is being shown the door here in the US. I suspect the same will happen in Israel.
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 17, 15 9:12 AM
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Gods speed to Netanyahu, He will win ! Despite Barack Hussein Obama II anti capitalist interference. highhatsize predicted Bishop would win over Zelden so I will not put to much credibility in his far left partisan view points or predictions
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 17, 15 9:30 AM
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In a video message Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that left-wing NGOs and foreign governments (BHO) are attempting to influence the election by busing Arabs to the polls. The Joint List of Arabs parties announced that so far Arab turnout is more than three times larger than in previous elections.

By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 17, 15 11:16 AM
If they are eligible to vote , let them vote. While I agree that Israel is the only democracy in the region , and nominally our ally, they are far from saints, especially in regards to non Jewish citizens. I can not support every policy they enact.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 17, 15 11:51 AM
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Israeli elections take dramatic turn as official tally gives Likud sweeping victory...With nearly 95 percent of precincts reporting before dawn on Wednesday, the Likud holds a major edge over Zionist Union in the distribution of Knesset seats

What a bunch of rigged polls by the media.

I can't believe that a couple days ago these fools were saying it was 25 to 22 against Likud.

Obama got his butt kicked
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 18, 15 12:12 AM
Hat Head said "Let's put some people in office who actually have rational PLANS to solve our problems (like the national debt)" Sounds like you joined the Tea Party welcome aboard !
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 17, 15 9:08 AM
Wonderful news for America and the whole free world! Obama unable to topple Netanyahu . It seems Barack Hussein Obama illegally spent a lot of American taxpayer dollars to defeat Netanyahu, Obvious question is .... Why?

HHS "Latest polls indicate that the Israeli public has had enough of his overbearing thuggery " Wrong again ( Thank God )

Mar 17, 15 5:20 PM appended by They call me
I am sure the banned one is watching, hello little man..... whats that ? I can't hear you
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 17, 15 5:20 PM
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On CNN this morning, White House aide David Simas not unlike our own High Hat Size avoided congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli elections. Instead, he would only congratulate the Israeli people on having an election.
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 18, 15 9:21 AM
Joe Klein: We Haven't Heard Anything Substantive From Hillary In Months

Ignatius on Hillary Clinton: "I'm Not Certain She's Going To Be A Candidate" Who Ordered Psaki To Stonewall on Hillary's Records?

Krauthammer on Hillary's Emails: "Why The State Department Of Obama Would Conspire In This Is A Puzzle"

Boehner: American People Deserve All The Facts About Benghazi; Hillary Needs To Turn Over Server

By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 18, 15 9:27 AM
After they got a taste of Obamas fundamental change they have never wanted Hillary the far left wackos are pleading with Sen. Elizabeth Warren to run for the Democratic presidential nomination against scandal-scarred Hillary Clinton. I don't know that it's all that shocking. Warren has no relevant qualifications for the job, but the progressives love her nonetheless, for the virulent hatred she has expressed for the producers of society.

By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 18, 15 11:16 AM
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to They call me:

Unfortunately for all Americans, Netanyahu was able to convince Israeli voters that it was important to retain in office an individual, however distasteful, who had Congressional Republicans on a string (in case it should be necessary in the future to direct them to order American military forces to carry Israel's water once again.)

The defamatory allegation that the US State Department had funded anti-Netanyahu groups (dismissed by an Israeli court), to which ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 18, 15 6:12 PM
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By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 18, 15 9:43 PM
Gee HH, sounds like you are a fan of Iran.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 18, 15 6:31 PM
to Undocumented Democrat:

No "wacky tabacky", UD, just an American of undivided allegiance (i.e. NOT a Republican.)
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 18, 15 11:24 PM
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

That undivided allegiance, or a different one?
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Mar 19, 15 8:13 AM
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to Mr. Snerdley:

A different one, Mr. Snerdley, the one wherein pledges swear to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and to bear TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE to the same." (emphasis added)

The one that federal legislators swear to when they take office. The one that all loyal Americans implicitly embrace. The one that Right-Wing senators and congressmen FORGOT when they bent over for Bibi.
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 19, 15 9:00 AM
Are you even for real with this tripe, Obama wipes his hind quarters with that same constitution daily. He is more concerned with Islam than America, even a fool can see that now (6 years too late)

And you leading candidate for the presidential run is another liar who has proven herself to think that the rules don't apply to her.
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 19, 15 11:08 AM
That technically would be the Oath of Office, something Congress and the President affirm to faithfully carry out by law (among other segments of public and military service). General citizenry (like yourself?) don't take the Oath, but likely at some point, have pledged.

In your response to UD you state [that you are] "just an American of undivided allegiance." I remain confused by that statement since you likely don't take the Oath of Office nor would it apply to you. What undivided ...more
Mar 19, 15 11:16 AM appended by Mr. Snerdley
I'd still like to know what "undivided allegiance" you claim to have, that you claim republicans do not. VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Mar 19, 15 11:16 AM
to Mr. Snerdley:

Well, Mr. Snerdley, let's look at what I actually SAID:

"[A]n American of undivided allegiance (i.e. NOT a Republican.)"
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You then asked me what I MEANT by that "undivided allegiance" and I responded:

The one wherein pledges swear to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic and to bear TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE to the same. (emphasis added)

The ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 19, 15 1:11 PM
How about a debate on something of substance, like the TPP?
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 18, 15 11:44 PM
Z - I think you'll have to give folks a little bit of time to get up to speed on that one. Most probably think it's a secret cousin to the dreaded PDD.

Also where's Philly? He should weigh in on that one. Who is he now?
By bird (814), Southampton on Mar 20, 15 11:59 AM
Philly has been banned by the Editor for constantly being obnoxious
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 20, 15 4:51 PM
the top one percent are East End teachers and cops.
By nazznazz (276), east hampton on Mar 20, 15 9:12 PM
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Paul Tudor Jones: Income inequality will end in revolution, taxes, or war

By Julia La Roche


Legendary hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones II gave a dire warning about the growing gap between the rich and the poor in the US during a sold out TED Talk in Canada this week.

"Now here's a macro forecast that's easy to make and that's that the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest it will get closed. History always does it. It typically happens in one of three ways– ...more
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 21, 15 12:37 AM
If only obama would address the Israelis as warmly as he does the Iranians and The Mullah
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 20, 15 10:27 PM
Israelis? He doesn't even address his own citizens as warmly as he does the Iranians.

Obama Addresses Iran Today: "We Have To Speak Up For The Future We Seek"

" The future we seek " ? That is more chilling than his promise to change America in a fundamental way.
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 20, 15 10:31 PM
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Trying the peaceful solution first, military solution is always available. Remember the famous "Godfather' saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer. If we cease talks, the only thing left would be to bomb and send in troops. if we listened to republican leadership we would be sending body bags home from Libya, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria..........
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 21, 15 7:52 AM
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The cost of doing nothing will be much higher. I would be in favor of trying the peaceful solution as long as the penalties spelled out for non compliance are swift and severe and the leash is short.
By dnice (2345), Hampton Bays on Mar 21, 15 9:04 AM
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Mets fan you completely dismiss harder Sanctions they where working
Mar 21, 15 10:07 AM appended by 27dan
were
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 21, 15 10:07 AM
i believe they have had ten years of sanctions and it wasn't working.
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 21, 15 2:55 PM
The atrocities committed by ISIS in the name of Allah, set them beyond the point of "talking"!! They need to be destroyed, quickly , brutally and completely. In case you have not noticed, the bodies of their victims are stacking up.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 21, 15 8:54 AM
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The Iranian government has been financing terrorism for many years so what more is there to say? Perhaps obama is too young to remember how the Stars and Stripes was burned on the streets of Tehran by thousands of hysterical Iranian men full of hatred for USA.
The members of this team of negotiators should perhaps listen to the French are who are insisting upon a firmer stand.
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 21, 15 10:20 AM
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Maybe your too young to understand our history with Iran. After WWII, Iran had an Oxford educated leader. He wanted to nationalize oil and gives his country a better standard of living. We needed oil to keep our world power status. We ousted theirs and put in our corrupt Shah, who was Iran's worst enemy. The only place to conspire to get rid of the Shah was in the Mosques. The rest of America hating is now what we are left with. There is no doubt that ISIS needs to be expunged, but we have to have ...more
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 21, 15 3:08 PM
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While the United States has a stake in the suppression of ISIL, Great Britain, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and, most of all, Israel, have a much, much bigger one. If there is to be any blood shed, let it be by those nations whose vested interest is SO MUCH LARGER. Of course, the United States should do its utmost, by diplomacy and economic and military aid, to destroy these homicidal perverts but too many of our young American military men and women have already lost their lives or been maimed ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 21, 15 10:59 AM
The people of Iran have a right to be upset with the US, after all economic sanctions must be hard. The earning class in the US can tell you all about it since Obama basically slapped economic sanctions on its own citizens, but that's a different topic.

What a bunch of fools This administration have wound up to be, one mistake after another, then another, then another!!......Good riddance in 669 days....it can't come quick enough!!!
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 22, 15 10:36 AM
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HHS and Mets wake up and read a paper once and a while...

Khamenei calls ‘Death to America’ as Kerry hails progress on nuke deal

Day after Obama urges Iran to seize ‘historic opportunity,’ supreme leader says US seeks to create insecurity

Iran’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei called for “Death to America” on Saturday, a day after President Barack Obama appealed to Iran to seize a “historic opportunity” for a nuclear deal ...more
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 21, 15 10:49 PM
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So what is your answer Joe to do?
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 22, 15 8:47 AM
I believe letting Iran's leaders work there why to the bomb is something that must be stopped at all costs... Because the price the world will pay letting them obtain such destructive power is much much worse.

But Mets, you would think this would be am obvious observation ?
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 22, 15 10:28 AM
How would you stop Iran from finishing their bomb?
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 22, 15 10:35 AM
Hard enforced economic sanctions with a very short time to comply... followed by real inspections if they do.

If they do not comply then surgical bombing of the nuclear facility's and sites followed by more sanctions and so on.

But again you would think this would be obvious ?
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 22, 15 10:48 AM
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Let's hope barack is watching the NEWS so he hears about this...
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 22, 15 10:42 AM
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Sanctions have been on for ten years and have not worked. I believe what you mentioned is our commander-in-chief Barack Obama's plan.
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 22, 15 11:32 AM
"The sanctions have had a substantial adverse effect on the Iranian nuclear program by making it harder to acquire specialized materials and equipment needed for the program." Wiki
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Mar 22, 15 12:14 PM
It is apparent Mets fan has conveniently side steeped the hammer portion of the plan. You have admitted that the amateur and chief has had sanctions in place for years, drawing red lines in the sand like Bugs Bunny but not enforcing any of those limits and turning our country's image into a Joke
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 22, 15 2:48 PM
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When banks like HSBC willingly violate sanctions and the fines are a slap on the wrist compared to the profits, what's to stop them?
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 22, 15 10:39 PM
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And, it seems some of the folks over at business insider agree with my point of view, and don't believe it's "Socialist".

Enjoy:

Sorry, but it's not a 'law of capitalism' that you pay people as little as possible — it's an excuse

By Henry Blodget
Mar. 22, 2015, 10:30 AM


One reason U.S. economic growth is still weak is that average American consumers are still strapped.

Consumers account for ~70% of the spending in our economy, so when ...more
Mar 23, 15 8:54 AM appended by Mr. Z
The all too familiar BS which gets trotted out around here: "These days, if you suggest that great companies should serve customers and employees in addition to owners, you get called a "socialist." You get called a "liberal." (Even though this has nothing to do with politics.) You get told that you "don't understand economics." You get accused of promoting "wealth confiscation." You get told that, in America, people get paid what they deserve to get paid: Anyone who wants more money should go out and "start their own company" or "demand a raise" or "get a better job."
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 23, 15 8:54 AM
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The hammer portion is still there. If we listened to republican leadership we would be sending body bags home from Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Ukraine..... when are you enlisting UD? The military option is still very much an option.
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 23, 15 9:26 AM
If it was such a substantial adverse effect, then why are we worried that they can produce a bomb?
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 23, 15 9:31 AM
been there done that, put in more than my dues
By Erin 27 E (1237), hampton bays on Mar 23, 15 2:03 PM
have you ever served your country Mets ?
By Erin 27 E (1237), hampton bays on Mar 23, 15 2:04 PM
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Because Mets fan the black market oil still flows and earns them enough to focus on what important to them (POWER), you would think anyone but Philly would have to agree that kind of power in unstable hands such as the Mullahs is very dangerous,

but come now, in your heart surly you already know that.

So why you play stupid is a mystery to me
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 23, 15 2:33 PM
Erin, I agree that the most patriotic thing a person can do is serve the in the military. The 2nd most patriotic thing one can do is make a lot of money and therefore pay a lot of taxes.

I don't know if it is fair to penalize someone because the haven't served. I never did. I have the utmost respect for anyone who has. I guess what I am getting at is there are many different forms of service to our nation.
By dnice (2345), Hampton Bays on Mar 23, 15 2:35 PM
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i'm not the one asking young men to die every time a fire breaks out in a country. Obviously you never learned anything from history or specifically the Viet Nam war.
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 23, 15 3:23 PM
Then why didn't we bomb Saudi Arabia, weren't most of the 9/11 conspirators come from there
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 23, 15 4:10 PM
I signed up for the draft, I wasn't called.
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 23, 15 6:13 PM
President Obama's role during the Israeli elections was larger than reported, according to a pollster for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party.

"What was not well reported in the American media is that President Obama and his allies were playing in the election to defeat Prime Minister Netanyahu," John McLaughlin, a Republican strategist, said in an interview on John Catsimatidis's "The Cats Roundtable" radio show broadcast Sunday on AM 970 in New York.
"There was ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 22, 15 10:28 PM
to Undocumented Democrat:

That unsubstantiated and prejudicial assertion is the product of the fertile mind a private pollster for Bibi. Upon hearing of it, our own deliberative and judicious representative, the Hon. Lee Zeldin, immediately pounced on it and raised it to the status of an "ACORN" operation.

There is no tale whose fancifulness is so extreme as to cause Right-Wingers, both on this forum and in congress, to hesitate to pledge their belief in it as long as it is defamatory ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 23, 15 8:03 AM
Do you have an issue with Lee Zeldin's Bill that would help our veterans more easily obtain mortgages? Or is it your blind distrust and obsessive hatred for any politician with the dreaded R after his name. Talk about delusional!
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 23, 15 8:35 AM
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i just read rubio is on the rise and jeb is struggling i am glad i do not like jeb any more than i like hillary
By Erin 27 E (1237), hampton bays on Mar 22, 15 11:07 PM
to bigfresh:

No problem with a representative who supports a bill to help our vets. BIG problem with an unscrupulous extremist who attacks our president with the contemptible lies of a fellow Republican in the pay of foreign nationals.
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 23, 15 1:29 PM
Care to back up that assertion HH? Please define "extremist", besides one whose opinion differs with yours of course.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 23, 15 4:34 PM

Report: Bloodbath Imminent at MSNBC

When you’re losing to a train wreck like the left-wing CNN, something drastic needs to change and a according to the Wrap, change in the form of a bloodbath is coming to third-place MSNBC. Currently, network president Phil Griffin’s ax is hanging over daytime anchors Joy Reid and Ronan Farrow, and primetime anchor Chris Hayes.

In January, [Chris Hayes] finished third behind Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” ...more
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 23, 15 11:09 PM
Cruz kicks off presidential campaign...
'It's time for truth'...
PROMISE: Repeal Obamacare, abolish IRS...
Calls for 'new generation of conservatives'...

GO BABY GO !!!
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 23, 15 2:07 PM
I like Cruz a lot but I am not sure he can win.
Mar 23, 15 2:37 PM appended by dnice
You can't compete with Santa Claus.
By dnice (2345), Hampton Bays on Mar 23, 15 2:37 PM
Can Cruz win? Look at him. Listen to him.
And then you'll realize he is a twerp, and will never be in the Oval office.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Mar 23, 15 2:53 PM
Thats not nice how would you like it if Dan called obama a mom jeans wearing sissy
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 23, 15 11:00 PM
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I could care less what anybody has to say about someones jeans. Because I comment on Cruz, you think I support President Obamas jeans. You got a great thought process. And Cruz still comes off as a twerp.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Mar 24, 15 12:11 PM
And obama is still a wimp
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 24, 15 10:11 PM
Come on the guy (and I use that work loosely) works out with 15 lb dumbbells and throws a baseball like a 7 year old girl.

Just sayin
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 24, 15 10:14 PM
He may be, but Cruz is signing up for wimpcare.
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Mar 25, 15 1:43 AM
A breath of fresh air injected into the fetid morass of DC politics as usual
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 23, 15 4:35 PM
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I just popped in to say WOW!!!

What a truly inspirational speech by Ted Cruz I have not felt this hopeful in 20 years!
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 23, 15 6:23 PM
So 43 doesn't count?
By But I'm a blank! (1283), Hampton Bays on Mar 25, 15 2:38 PM
Cruz has NO chance-his campaign will be over by Labor Day
By EastEnd68 (888), Westhampton on Mar 23, 15 6:30 PM
We can dream
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 23, 15 10:56 PM
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Man did Cruz sound great today. I agreed with everything he said except the gay marriage thing because I think we should let the states decide how they want to deal with that. But the rest of the speech was absolutely magnificent!
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 23, 15 11:28 PM
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Interesting Rep. Peter King was against Ted Cruz. Saying we need somebody more qualified than a "carnival barker"
By Mets fan (1477), Southampton on Mar 24, 15 8:13 AM
Peter King is part of the problem
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 24, 15 12:39 PM
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to bigfresh:

Read what I said above. Zeldin accused HIS president of corrupt behavior based entirely on the naked, unsubstantiated assertion of a Republican strategist in the pay of the Likud Party of Israel.* However much the extremist views of his own party may mirror those of that FOREIGN political body, it is deplorable, to say the least, that he didn't recognize any ethical conflict in carrying its water to the derogation of the president OF THE UNITED STATES.

Is that EXTREMIST ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 24, 15 9:00 AM
Honesty / Clarity / Resoluteness

Ted Cruz
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 25, 15 6:40 AM
B*******.


"There is no place for gays or atheists in my America. None. Our constitution makes that very clear."

~ Ted Cruz, Liberty University Speech 3/23/15

By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Mar 29, 15 4:01 PM
Again HH , please PROVE your assertion re : "Republican strategist in the pay of the Likud Party". There is nothing radical about disagreeing with the President nor making derogatory statements regarding Him, He is not KING , just the POTUS. If I remember correctly the left slandered President Bush at every opportunity with nary a peep from the Democrat sycophants. DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC!!!!!
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 25, 15 6:46 AM
to bigfresh:

No one objects to a congressman criticizing his president. In this case, however, Lee Zeldin is allowing himself to be used as the tool of FOREIGN critics of the president by parroting their false allegations. Did he forget that he is a U.S. congressional representative (not to mention an American?)

For the proof that Lee Zeldin's perfidious slander was based on the specious allegations of a Republican strategist (John McLaughlin) in the pay of the Likud Party read, ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 25, 15 9:33 AM
Fact finding by our elected leaders is completely reasonable when there is involvement of a former White House election strategist (Jeremy Bird) in ACORN-like activities during foreign elections when said group also receives tax payer funded dollars from the State Department. The stated objective of the 501(c)(3) organization according to the letter? “Replace the government” of Israel.

The whole text of the letter from Zeldin and Cruz to the IRS clearly summarizes their ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Mar 25, 15 10:06 AM
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to Mr. Snerdley:

Contrary to your statement, Cruz and Zeldin's bombastic letter contains many hyperbolic allegations but not one single, objective FACT. Furthermore, your misleading quote about "replac[ing] the government of Israel" was made by an Israeli political group, NOT an American one, and, unless you want to criticize the Republicans for having the same objective for the American government, wholly innocuous.

Jeremy Bird is a political consultant. American political ...more
Mar 25, 15 11:59 AM appended by highhatsize
To clairify, V-15, the Israeli political action group, is the organization that expressed the desire to "replace the government of Israel." It is NOT an American organization, and is certainly NOT a 501(c)(3) organization, as you claim.
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 25, 15 11:59 AM
FACTS is what the Zeldin/Cruz letter is requesting hat. It is the equivalent of the general public making a Freedom of Information request. It's really that simple.

The bleeding of lines between the law, the funding, the authorization and those involved is the question at hand. It's complicated to say the least, and I can't fathom anyone other than an emboldened praetorian guard of Obama saying the questions shouldn't at least be asked and answered by government entities. YOU most certainly ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Mar 25, 15 11:39 PM
FROM THE WASHINGTON OBSERVER,

Why is no one in the D.C. political class and media bubble talking about the Jeffrey Epstein affair? Well, it’s not true that they’re not talking about it at all; they’re just not (for the most part) talking about it honestly or asking the right questions. And the right questions are:

Exactly how tight is the friendship between former President and potential future first gentleman Bill Clinton and Mr. Epstein, who owns a private ...more
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 25, 15 2:04 PM
.... BERGDAHL CHARGED WITH DESERTION
Mar 25, 15 2:18 PM appended by 27dan
NICE TRADE BARRY
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 25, 15 2:18 PM
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It nothing we did not know before the left likes to play this game like they are so smart and the rest of the world is dumb
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 26, 15 3:35 PM
to Mr. Snerdley:

No, Mr. Snerdley, the Benghazi smear was the more-than-a-year-long specious slander of the government by Republicans "just looking for the facts." When the "facts" came our, everything that they "suspected" proved to be false.

So it is with this incident. The "suspicions" of Cruz/Zeldin are based on nothing more than prejudiced opinion and biased perception, just like Benghazi. The "evidence" is ephemeral and doesn't approach the threshold for further procedure ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 26, 15 4:05 AM
Benghazi was hardly a smear, but it was an or orchestrated cover up and the facts have proven that to be the case
Mar 26, 15 2:14 PM appended by They call me
The phone call finally did come at 3 AM and as feared there was know answer, The next day America woke to find 3 brave Marines dead, an ambassador brutally murdered and a Secretary of State screeching "What Difference Does It Make! "
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 26, 15 2:14 PM
And before you say anything High Hat if you don't believe this to be true lets just go back and check Hillary's Emails from those dates.

Oh wait ..... thats right we cant do that .....

By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 26, 15 2:28 PM
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WSJ's Jason Riley on Bergdahl Charges: "I Don't Know How Susan Rice Still Has A Job"
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 26, 15 3:38 PM
US Declassifies Document Revealing Israel's Nuclear Program

Obama revenge for Netanyahu's Congress talk? 1987 report on Israel's top secret nuclear program released in unprecedented move.

Good God WTF is going on ??? This is out of control
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 26, 15 9:21 PM
to They call me & joe hampton & bigfresh:

There is no debate (nor was there ever) that the state department is culpable for enabling Ambassador Chris Steven's murder by its grievous error in failing to provide him adequate security. However, EVERY other Right-Wing allegation was shown by the congressional investigation to be insubstantial or outright fraud. Were it not so, the contemptible Right-Wing would STILL be manipulating that tragedy for base political purposes.

Hillary ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 27, 15 8:20 AM
Of course there is debate. You say the "State Department" is culpable for enabling Ambassador Steven's murder, others say "Hillary Clinton" as Secretary of State is culpable for enabling Ambassador Steven's murder AND she will be running for President of the United States. There is plenty to debate, especially when investigations are still underway, i.e., the House Select Committee.

Hillary herself has never been interviewed (deposition vs. testimony). All investigations to date looked ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Mar 27, 15 9:19 AM
Hillary's veracity is suspect to say the least. Why do you believe she is telling the truth about the e-mails in question? If She followed protocol and had Her e-mail on the government server this would be non issue, but true to form, She feels that She is above the law. Why in the world have a private server if there is nothing to hide?
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 27, 15 8:58 AM
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Harry Reid Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election

Thank God and good riddance, you will always be remembered as a Crook and a lier
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 27, 15 9:43 AM
......... Looks like he will have some stiff competition
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 27, 15 2:41 PM
and just terrible around fitness equipment.
By dnice (2345), Hampton Bays on Mar 27, 15 3:17 PM
to Mr. Snerdley:

Hillary has already agreed to testify before the House select committee. She had hoped to appear before it in December, 2014 or January, 2015. It is the chairman of the committee, Republican Trey Gowdy, who is deliberately delaying the hearings. He intends to wait to schedule them until after she has declared her candidacy so that he can run his dog-and-pony show to the most disruptive effect to her campaign.

Since the congressional investigation has already ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 27, 15 6:13 PM
Hillary is done.
By dnice (2345), Hampton Bays on Mar 27, 15 8:13 PM
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NY Times
By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDTMARCH 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — An examination of the server that housed the personal email account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used exclusively when she was secretary of state showed that there are no copies of any emails she sent during her time in office, her lawyer told a congressional committee on Friday.

After her representatives determined which emails were government-related and which were private, a setting on the account was changed ...more
Mar 28, 15 9:56 AM appended by 27dan
Deleting that server was a criminal act. The proof is in the words of king obama himself: "The only people that don't want to disclose the truth, are people with something to hide.
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 28, 15 9:56 AM
Hillary is in legal trouble, not just political trouble. She's stuck in a quagmire of her own making. Even the A P is suing her for withholding documents under the Freedom of Information Act. If she withheld info after being subpoenaed by congressional committees her political career is over and she could go to jail. She and her legal eagles weighed whether her risk was greater from preserving the emails or deleting them. They chose the latter. That's obstruction of justice.

And that My ...more
Mar 28, 15 10:03 AM appended by They call me
And that My ...more friends is........ " WHAT DIFFERERANCE THIS ALL MAKES ! "
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 28, 15 10:03 AM
27dan & They call me:

Your ultimate posts are pure poppycock. If you can substantiate your claims that Hillary Clinton committed a "criminal act" or is in legal jeopardy for "obstruction of justice", please do so.

Your latest fantasies all derive from a comment by Trey Gowdy, the Republican ringmaster of the house select committee circus, which is a preview of what we can expect once the hearings begin, i.e., utterly unsupportable imputations of all sorts of wrongdoing, none of ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 28, 15 12:59 PM
to Hat Head, I submit it is you that is living in a fantasy world of denial. Where there's smoke, there's fire.

It is obvious the women has a lot to hide and in time the optics will bear this out and disqualify Hillary from consideration in the court of public opinion.

As always you and your band of merry men have a right to disagree.
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 28, 15 1:26 PM
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Harry Reid Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election

Thank God and good riddance, you will always be remembered as a Crook and a lier

Mar 28, 15 7:06 PM appended by 27dan
HHS - My opinion of Hillary is derived from multiple sources and plenty of them left leaning like the article two up but nice try at defending another bad actor in our midst IMO it seems to be a bit of a repeating pattern for you since the Jay Sears incident.
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 28, 15 7:06 PM

to 27dan:

Quote:

"My opinion of Hillary is derived from multiple sources ... like the article two up ... "
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Your reply perfectly illustrates my point. The article to which you refer states that Republican carnival barker and select committee chairman Trey Gowdy is “suspicious” because Hillary set her server to retain only emails sent in the last sixty days. His IMPLICATION ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 29, 15 12:20 AM
It would be very interesting to see how Harry became a multi millionaire on a senators salary, oh those evil rich."
Mar 29, 15 11:06 AM appended by 27dan
Nothing in his time in the senate Became him like the leaving it."
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 29, 15 11:06 AM
I am more curious how hillary made her millions, maybe her emails will tell the story.im sure the chinese must have them.
By Erin 27 E (1237), hampton bays on Mar 29, 15 11:12 AM
Trey Gowdy for AG. You'll see a lot of rats retire. Gowdy would initiate a criminal investigation into Reid’s abuse of his political power in a brazen intervention in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) and (BLM) in a Las Vegas casino and hotel that was represented by his son, Rory Reid, as well as a solar power deal with an Asian company gone bad.

Harry's getting out of town ahead of the posse,”
Mar 29, 15 11:20 AM appended by 27dan
of coarse HHS will tell you he was framed by Gorge the worst and those evillll Koch brothers lol
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 29, 15 11:20 AM
to 27dan:

Another silly fable plagiarized from the breitbart news manufactory. Why do you bother?

Harry Reid will retire to the gratitude of his state and his nation for his long and honorable career of public service, untouched by the despicable and defamatory lies of the unscrupulous Right-Wing.

Truly, you are shameless.

By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 29, 15 3:01 PM
HARRY REID IS A DIRT BAG
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 29, 15 11:44 PM
And that insults the rest of the dirtbags!
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 30, 15 7:27 AM
to They call me & bigfresh & joe hampton:

Extreme Right-Wingers can always be relied on (as herein) to provide spot-on exemplars of the stupid, spiteful meanness that defines them.

Why is it that nonentities think that it enhances their diminutive stature to defame accomplished people?
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 30, 15 9:02 AM
Harry was a disgusting vile hypocritical corrupt little figure of a man.
Its no wonder HHS approves a man who supported 6 years of FAILURE

Her are some of the extream lefts greatest hits from the last few years.

Fast & Furious
SEAL Team 6
Aid and comfort to the enemy
Stole our 401K Auto Stock and gave it to the Auto unions
Obamacare would save the avg family $2500 per year
Forcing businesses to violate
their religious beliefs
Violating the rights ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 30, 15 9:24 AM
The only fame Harry Reid should clam going forward is to star on a episode of CNBCs American Greed
Mar 30, 15 9:05 AM appended by joe hampton
He is a corrupt politician who let Obama hide under his desk for 6 years, In exchange for personal immunity. Not exactly the American role model Hat Head wants you to belive he is.
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Mar 30, 15 9:05 AM
Poster boy for term limits IMHO an elected official should hold office for no more than 2 terms in total, the only exception would be additional time to serve as prez or VP. No pension, no health insurance for life , no nothing, serve your terms and out you go! Why should we, the ones footing the bill, have to support these folks for life?
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 30, 15 9:38 AM
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Reid has made himself and his family very, very, very wealthy through his decades of "public service"
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 30, 15 12:21 PM
Has there been a politician on the national stage in the last 50 years that didn't leave office with significantly more wealth than when they started??!!
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 30, 15 4:11 PM
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Hillary is done

1) No public official is allowed to use public AND Private emails for official business
2) No public official can make the call what to disclose. the investigators must make that call
3)This is destruction of evidence, plain and simple. She should be in jail right now.

The only people supporting her right now are Jennifer Granholm, James Carville and HHS
By They call me (2752), southampton on Mar 30, 15 9:41 PM
The Washington Post:

Obama promised era of openness, but journalists say it's opposite... Access is denied: Reporters say fed. officials and data is increasingly off limits, frequently a political appointee, rejects the reporter’s request for interviews, offers partial or nonresponsive replies, or delays responding at all.

Interview requests that are granted are closely monitored, reporters say, with a press “minder” sitting in. Some agencies require reporters ...more
Mar 30, 15 10:08 PM appended by Undocumented Democrat
a press “minder” sitting in ? What country do we live in again ?
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 30, 15 10:08 PM
to 27dan & bigfresh & joe hampton & Undocumented Democrat:

Who needs indictments or convictions when one has innuendo? Certainly not Right-Wing fishwives hereabouts. Every politician who opposes your demented meanness is corrupt, evidence be damned.

to They call me:

Literally every sentence in your ultimate post is untrue.

What rationality you all might have possessed before you supped from the poisoned chalice of true belief has turned to madness.
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 31, 15 12:11 AM
There has been the stench of corruption swirling around the Clintons since day one. With time it has become stronger and stronger. Hillary has delayed providing the e-mails for nearly 2 years, then She decides what to release and has Her server wiped clean to avoid detection of what was really there. HMMMM destruction of evidence perhaps? Some illegal Clinton Foundation donations maybe? This is one issue that could be put to rest but She made it impossible , shooting Herself in the cloven hoof.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 31, 15 7:01 AM
Thick as thieves. Follow the trail of wiped clean servers and deleted email all the way to the Clinton Foundation and the crossing of ethical lines in her role as Secretary of State. This is nothing new of course. The Clinton's have been dirty in this regard all the way back to the 90's and one James Riady who was convicted of campaign finance violations for donating foreign funds to the DNC. Riady then after having his Visa revoked by the State Department for Crimes of Moral Turpitude had his ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Mar 31, 15 7:36 AM
And despite all the controversy there are those who still wholeheartedly support the PIAPS. Heads in the sand to all that has transpired since Whitewater, blindly following any candidate , no matter how tainted, with the big D after their name. Lemmings all.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 31, 15 7:58 AM
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to bigfresh & Mr. Snerdley:

As ever, the extreme Right-Wing perseverates in its ignorance of the distinction between FACT and prejudicial opinion. It even muddles the details of its own libel. (It is NOT Hillary who is delaying her testimony before the house select committee but the committee chairman [who is so doing for partisan, political advantage].)

Indeed, considering its disgraceful behavior recently in colluding with the Prime Minister of Israel, Israeli intelligence, ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Mar 31, 15 10:27 AM
I'm curious. Where did posters to this thread question the particulars of her potential testimony before the house select committee? I find none.

What can be placed into question is WHY Hillary's testimony has been delayed. It is prejudiced opinion that blindly concludes it is for partisan political advantage. Would it have been prudent for Nixon to testify prior to the 18.5 minute tape gap being discovered, or equivalently, before the facts are known as to when Hillary emails and ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Mar 31, 15 2:18 PM
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Normal as you define it. We don't want your normal. We don't want your socialist welfare state or your overbearing political correctness and we don't want another non transparent sneak like Hillary as well!
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Mar 31, 15 12:24 PM
Yes High Hat, please continue to ignore the lawlessness of Hillary and the Obama administration. The White House thanks you for your blind willingness to swallow the lies they tell you.

I find it amazing that she wiped the server. How would you feel if Nixon erased the tapes and told everyone "Its ok there was nothing interesting on them anyway" ?

The Clinton's don't care, they are above the law. Disgusting that Democrats are even considering her for the nomination.
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Mar 31, 15 12:33 PM
HH If you consider uber leftist "normal" than your latest screed makes sense. Dis She or did She not hand over her communications re: SOS business 2 years after leaving that position? She was reQuired to buck up when She left! What flavor Kool Aid are they serving to the Democrat Party sycophants today?
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Mar 31, 15 6:12 PM
Falsehoods, reiterated incessantly by a mob, are not thereby transformed into facts, although it appears that the Right-Wing mind cannot assimilate this concept. Your recent posts have been nothing more than catalogues of innuendo, implication, and totally unsupported, prejudiced opinion. Thank god that we ALL (no less than Hillary) are protected by the Liberal genius of the constitution from the mindless assaults of ignorant true believers.

to Mr. Snerdley,

You're funny. First ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Apr 1, 15 8:24 AM
Via Scientific American:

Economic Inequality: It’s Far Worse Than You Think
The great divide between our beliefs, our ideals, and reality

March 31, 2015 |By Nicholas Fitz


In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, "Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets." The findings of three studies, published over the last several years in Perspectives on Psychological ...more
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Apr 1, 15 9:27 AM
It is indeed funny hat, and a bit fascinating to view the evolution of the discussion. To answer my own question I made to you, I believe you’ve latched on to my comment “Hillary herself has never been interviewed (deposition vs. testimony)” (March 2, 15 9:19 a.m) – which was CLEARLY in reference to Benghazi. Your response: “Hillary has already agreed to testify before the House select committee” (March 27, 15 6:23 PM) and clearly pointed at Trey Gowdy… ...more
Apr 1, 15 10:08 AM appended by Mr. Snerdley
Liberal genius of the constitution? To your intended point, the Constitution and its writers bear about as much resemblance to modern day liberalism as a ham sandwich (nothing against a ham sandwich intended). In fact, it can be argued that the Constitution is neither liberal nor conservative for it does not prescribe particular policies, but whether questions can be dealt with nationally and if so, according to which rules.
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Apr 1, 15 10:08 AM
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Same old story same old song and dance--- next comes the rich need to be taxed more speech YAAAAWN!!
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 1, 15 11:07 AM
Stop counting everyone elses $
Apr 1, 15 12:57 PM appended by Undocumented Democrat
Go to a consumtion tax problem solved. Whats that Mr z a consumtion tax is to simple for the people to digest ? lol
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Apr 1, 15 12:57 PM
oops, you spelled consumption wrong UD now HHS will tell you you are to dumb to possibly have the correct opinion
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 1, 15 1:05 PM
It is quite difficult to take those who have negligible spelling, grammatical, or vocabulary skills seriously...
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Apr 1, 15 8:44 PM
It's not just about the revenue for the left, they want to even the playing field by confiscating more and more from the productive members of society! By the by, how much more $$$ does the government need??!!
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 1, 15 5:04 PM
The more the Fed prints, the less each dollar is worth. Thusly, it requires more and more dollars to do the same job.

M2 Money Stock
11,834.1 Billions of Dollars (11.834T)
Weekly, Ending Monday, Seasonally Adjusted, M2, Updated: 2015-03-26 3:46 PM CDT
Apr 1, 15 8:43 PM appended by Mr. Z
Also, all the cheap anecdotal little blurbs devoid of any empirical evidence show exactly what the lot of you who act in such a manner are made of. It is terribly unfortunate for the untold millions who toil well over forty hours a week and still live in poverty that such people even exist in the information age. Quite pitiable, really...
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Apr 1, 15 8:43 PM
The I-5 bridge outside Seattle was not structurally deficient, but did collapse. Enjoy!!!!


"The 250 most heavily crossed structurally deficient bridges are on urban interstate highways, particularly in California. Nearly 87 percent of these bridges were built before 1970.

Pennsylvania (5,050), Iowa (5,022), Oklahoma (4,216), Missouri (3,310), Nebraska (2,654), California (2,501), Kansas (2,416), Mississippi (2,275), Illinois (2,216) and North Carolina (2,199) have the highest ...more
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Apr 3, 15 9:04 AM
I guess we can expect HHS to defend Menendez tomorrow like Reid last week Hillary the week before and Obama the week before that,

Corruption,Corruption,Corruption,

Wow, I do respect what a hard job he has had of late defending these Dems !
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 1, 15 5:09 PM
To Mr. Snerdley:

Quote:

“I believe you’ve latched on to my comment 'Hillary herself has never been interviewed (deposition vs. testimony)' (March 2[sic], 15 9:19 a.m) – which was CLEARLY in reference to Benghazi. Your response: 'Hillary has already agreed to testify before the House select committee' (March 27, 15 6:23 PM) and clearly pointed at Trey Gowdy… an entirely different topic.”
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Surely ...more
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Apr 2, 15 6:36 AM
I'm all ears hat, but you've provided nothing to corroborate your statements that anyone here has provided --->fault<--- to Hillary for DELAYING her TESTIMONY. By nature and default that is nothing more than your opinion and as misrepresented as that is, you are entitled to it. My opinion is just the opposite in fact. While I give Trey Gowdy props for being a savvy prosecutor and investigator for DELAYING any testimony, I believe Hillary is the pinnacle political strategist and as calculated ...more
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Apr 2, 15 9:54 AM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 2, 15 8:53 PM
hello phillup hows the wood shed
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 2, 15 9:59 PM
"Reported"? Bragging about being a weasle?
By dnice (2345), Hampton Bays on Apr 3, 15 6:10 PM
ONCE A WEASLE ALWAYS A WEASLE !
By They call me (2752), southampton on Apr 3, 15 6:38 PM
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ROTFLOL
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 4, 15 8:42 PM
Why didn't She turn over the e-mails and other correspondence when She left office instead of waiting 2 years?! Why did she use a private server , why did She have said server wiped clean when there was a question regarding info held therein? Not a squeaky clean individual by any means.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 2, 15 7:02 AM
Really don't mind if you sit this one out.
My words but a whisper -- your deafness a SHOUT.
I may make you feel but I can't make you think.
Your sperm's in the gutter -- your love's in the sink.

So you ride yourselves over the fields and
You make all your animal deals and
Your wise men don't know how it feels
To be thick as a brick.

And the sand-castle virtues are all swept away
In the tidal destruction the moral melee.
The elastic retreat rings ...more
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Apr 3, 15 1:54 AM
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As expected, no answer, just a LONG c&p, albeit one of my all time favorite Tull songs.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 3, 15 7:24 AM
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As usual, like a dog in heat, you just don't get it.

All the empirical data exists to prove what I have to say. From IRS tax receipts to the annals of history. All you have is anectodal crap and propagnada about "welfare queens" who never existed.

Thick as a brick...
Apr 3, 15 8:25 AM appended by Mr. Z
"separated dog in heat"
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Apr 3, 15 8:25 AM
Z is a broken record so I'm sure you...

"Really won't mind if I sit this one out"
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Apr 3, 15 9:42 AM
Call it a "broken record" if you like. Demonstrates your character and caliber of mind.

Are you a climate change denier as well? I'm betting you are...
Apr 3, 15 11:38 PM appended by Mr. Z
Skeleton Dated To 3.67 Million Years Old
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Apr 3, 15 11:38 PM
global warming sounds great about now.
By Erin 27 E (1237), hampton bays on Apr 4, 15 12:33 AM
My comment was about the PIAPS not turning over documents in a timely manner and having her private server wiped clean, not sure where the welfare queen bit came from.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 3, 15 10:04 AM
to Mr. Snerdley:

In deciphering your ultimate post, I finally understand your point, which is that I have conflated posters' objection to Hillary's delaying releasing her emails with their objection to her delaying her testimony. My apologies, a review of the thread shows that you are correct. Whereas the inference is there (and, were I a Republican, that would be enough), no one has actually voiced the latter opinion.

Assuming (as I agree) that Trey Gowdy, alone, has delayed ...more
Apr 3, 15 12:44 PM appended by highhatsize
... in the defamation of a mere former secretary of state.
By highhatsize (4144), East Quogue on Apr 3, 15 12:44 PM
Face it Hat, Hillary has been less than ethical throughout her time in the public eye, why would she change if elected to POTUS? Imagine Bill running loose in the White House again, batten down the interns.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 3, 15 5:07 PM
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< - - - - WE ARE OPPOSED TO INTOLERANCE AND ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH US
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Apr 3, 15 11:19 PM
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Another "conservative" success story:


Kansas Schools Will Close Early This Spring For Lack Of Funds


FAIL.
Apr 4, 15 12:07 AM appended by Mr. Z
Fracking Tycoon Intimidated Scientist into Suppressing Fracking Earthquake Evidence
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Apr 4, 15 12:07 AM

CBS News April 3, 2015, 7:15 AM
Boss hands employees a $5.75M "thank you"


Employees at two Michigan factories are enjoying an unexpected windfall, sharing nearly $6 million in bonuses handed out as a surprise by their boss, reports CBS News correspondent Dean Reynolds.

"We probably have the best workforce in the nation right here in Western Michigan," Huizenga Group's J.C. Huizenga said.

The soft-spoken chairman has a big wallet, and a heart of gold.

"I'm ...more
By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Apr 4, 15 7:45 AM
Nice gesture,probably a NON UNION company !
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 4, 15 2:39 PM
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By Mr. Z (11550), North Sea on Apr 5, 15 10:17 AM
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- - - - - Currently all dissent is hate speech
By They call me (2752), southampton on Apr 5, 15 11:29 AM
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By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 5, 15 11:32 AM
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BF your so silly, you forget "he didn't built that"
By They call me (2752), southampton on Apr 5, 15 11:46 AM
One of the employees even called it a NICE GESTURE who are you to say otherwise? If it was a union afflicted business the profit would have been much lower leaving much less to distribute.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 5, 15 11:36 AM
Hey Hey hey, Every one just slow down now , Lets not jump to conclusions ....

Just because they are Muslim terrorists ...

Doesn't mean they are Muslim terrorists !
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Apr 5, 15 11:39 AM
NBC: Rolling Stone Came To UVA Looking For A Dramatic Story, Came Away With A Dramatic Journalistic Failure
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 7, 15 10:21 AM
Rand Paul sounding pretty good right now
...if only those young-uns would simmer down
By loading... (579), quiogue on Apr 7, 15 12:53 PM
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"Anarchy is not freedom. Civilization has it's price, and that price is rules and regulations."
By bird (814), Southampton on Apr 7, 15 1:55 PM
"Anarchy is not freedom. Civilization has it's price, and that price is rules and regulations." See Mr.Z's comment above.
By bird (814), Southampton on Apr 7, 15 1:57 PM
The left loves crazy rules and regulations its how they even the playing field with success
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 7, 15 7:41 PM
Agreed. But the right also believes in crazy rules and regulations. It's how they keep the playing field skewed. The trick is to find a candidate who believes in reasonable rules and regulations. The problem is that candidate can't get thru either parties primary and America burns while both parties pursue their dogma instead of doing what is best for the country.
By bird (814), Southampton on Apr 7, 15 8:02 PM
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By bird (814), Southampton on Apr 7, 15 8:02 PM
"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."

— Abraham Lincoln
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 8, 15 1:25 PM
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Hmmm. That's interesting. Hit submit and it shows up 7 times???
By bird (814), Southampton on Apr 7, 15 8:06 PM
So hear we are on day one of Rand Paul's announcement and already we have the reporters attempting to talk over him and put words in his mouth?

Has anyone ever asked our communist in chief the radical Muslim sympathizer from Kenya a tough question?
By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Apr 8, 15 10:27 PM
Sounds like the left has started the smear campaign. Imagine if Dear Leader was asked a serious question by anyone in the MSM! I'm sure He wouldn't know how to answer without His teleprompter.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 9, 15 6:47 AM
Funny I saw the Savannah Guthrie Interview and found it inspiring. It was nice to see a man who did not get intimidated by the media.

Go Rand!

By Undocumented Democrat (2004), southampton on Apr 9, 15 10:09 AM
Just heard some of the interview, the "reporter" had an agenda and Rand wasn't having any of it. Bravo!
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 9, 15 12:37 PM
Agreed
By joe hampton (3391), southampton on Apr 9, 15 12:47 PM
I go to the Drudge report page because the MSM is so incredibly unethical and flat out biased. I find criticism of Drudge funny, as it is from the "Tolerant Ones" usually, and Drudge is merely links to articles. Drudge writes nothing. He simply points out stories ignored by the MSM, and viewpoints alternate to those presented to the masses by the evil left. That is evidetially too much for some leftists to take. The left needs 100% of the mind share 100% of the time and there will be no disobedience!
By They call me (2752), southampton on Apr 9, 15 1:01 PM
But but but , they don't like the idea of someone getting their information from non approved sources! Dissent will not be tolerated.
By bigfresh (4536), north sea on Apr 9, 15 4:05 PM
Holy Crap, Obama has screwed us but good now !

Newsday
April 8, 2015 9:33 PM

Report: 39,000 immigrant kids coming to U.S.

39,000 immigrant children are expected to enter the country illegally as unaccompanied minors this federal fiscal year.The estimate by the Migration Policy Institute, a nonprofit that studies the movement of people across international borders, is based on apprehension figures issued by U.S. Customs and Border Protection for the first five months ...more
By They call me (2752), southampton on Apr 9, 15 7:01 PM
good gravey! that does not sound good for any of us hear of the island. this is getting out of control fast it seems like they are trying to cripple the country from the inside out !

despertar a la gente, antes de que sea demasiado tarde.!
By Erin 27 E (1237), hampton bays on Apr 9, 15 7:07 PM
To HighHatSize, Still think this administration knows what its doing ?

AYATOLLAH: WHITE HOUSE 'LYING'
HAS 'DEVILISH' INTENTIONS

PANAMA CITY (AP) — President Barack Obama signaled Thursday he will soon remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism,

NEW WAVE: 39,000 CHILD MIGRANTS TO CROSS BORDER...
By 27dan (2768), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 10, 15 7:08 AM
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