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Apr 7, 2016 3:00 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

Republican Candidate Donald Trump To Attend Fundraiser In Patchogue Next Week

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will be visiting Patchogue.    DONALDJTRUMP.COM
Apr 7, 2016 3:53 PM

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is expected to attend a pre-primary fundraiser for the Suffolk County Republican Committee next Thursday, April 14, in Patchogue.

Committee Chairman John Jay LaValle said the committee was excited to have the Republican front-runner as a guest at the Emporium music venue on Railroad Avenue.

“He is running a very energetic campaign and we are all very excited about it,” Mr. LaValle said, adding that his appearance should help boost ticket sales.

Mr. Trump will give a speech at the event, which is scheduled to run from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $100, but sponsorships are also available for $500, $1,500 and $2,500.

For more information, call (631) 320-1900.

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I'd rather spend that money on my local fire department.
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Apr 7, 16 3:43 PM
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It is the Republican Party's complete lack of leadership that allows Trump to run for the highest office in the land without an ounce of political knowledge. For that matter any and all candidates need to be fundraisers first and thinkers and leaders second. So real leadership - and it is out there somewhere - never see the light of day. The media benefits - the American public - who want to sit back and let "someone else take care of it" are the losers here falling for this nonsense. Of the ...more
By Vikki K (487), Southampton on Apr 7, 16 4:26 PM
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pick up all the hollywood liberals on your way out of town
By xtiego (661), bridgehampton on Apr 7, 16 4:57 PM
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So the top news story in The Hamptons is PR for a Trump event, in Patchogue, a solid 45 minutes from the coverage area...
By Brandon Quinn (154), Hampton Bays on Apr 7, 16 9:11 PM
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Who should we vote for? Hillary Clinton? Why? The reason why Trump is favored is because he is NOT the typical corporation backed and fabricated politician. I'll take my chances with a guy like Trump a thousand times over a psychopath like Clinton v
By Lets go mets (337), Southampton on Apr 7, 16 10:24 PM
You are right, he is not the typical politician. He lacks any diplomatic tact, is a thousand times more egotistical, and acts like bigoted, racist, and sexist child. He gets so much credit for saying what he thinks, but no one seems concerned that what he thinks (and says) is absolutely awful. The way he treats and talks about women is downright disgraceful. Any time someone says something bad about him, he calls them unattractive or a loser. This is the behavior of a child, not a great leader! ...more
By SH_Res (342), Southampton on Apr 8, 16 7:44 AM
a successful business man with a pro America message , a man not a slave to the PC masters, a man who is not a creation of the MSM, a man not swimming comfortably in the DC sewer VS either a flaming socialist or a charlatan under FBI investigation with a trail of scandals going back to her work during the Nixon administration. Trump wins in a landslide.
By bigfresh (3755), north sea on Apr 8, 16 6:18 AM
4 bankruptcies, a fraudulent "university", failed wine, steak, and other businesses is not a successful business man. Not to mention that, as has been pointed out, had he put his inheritance money into an index fund, he'd have done way, way better. And no matter that he's certifiably disordered, and a literal know-nothing re: democratic governance. A man so ill-informed he literally has no idea of the proper name of the EPA and makes one up ("Department of Environmental"--I kid you not), that ...more
By June Bug (2160), SOUTHAMPTON on Apr 8, 16 11:13 AM
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You forgot about the failed mortgage firm.

Maybe "El Toro Furioso" would be a good moniker. Runs business like a bull in a china shop.
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 8, 16 9:24 PM
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The world certainly has gotten worse the last 8 years , (fundamentally transformed you might say) No doubt due to Barack Hussein Obama II. His Alinsky methods have us on the verge of civil war, seems to have been the intent all along.

Hillary is also an Alinsky worshipper. "It takes a Village" .

There is zero personal responsibility in her world, and she is a very sick puppy when it comes to her personal conduct, wealth and power.

So what is left ? a Socialist nut ...more ...more
By 27dan (2465), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 8, 16 6:58 AM
Where do you get this crap from? "Civil War"? Considering you never cite your sources, I suppose it's some claptrap, extreme right wing radio nutjob.

Eight years ago, "We" were in the worst economic times since the Great Depression. And, "We" were involved in TWO unfunded wars, among other things.

No wonder Trump said: "I love the poorly educated” in his Nevada speech.
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 9, 16 7:31 AM
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Lets organize a protest against Trump!
By Rich Morey (331), East Hampton on Apr 8, 16 10:59 AM
Lets organize a protest against aganst Rich Moreys Trump protest
Apr 9, 16 9:45 AM appended by 27dan
BREAKING NEWS - - - - - - All Lives Matter !
By 27dan (2465), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 9, 16 9:45 AM
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Fair enough!
By Rich Morey (331), East Hampton on Apr 9, 16 12:11 PM
yeah lets organize to protest Trump and his supporters. They are all a bunch of racist rednecks anyway. I have a better idea Rich. How about you organize a group to support your own preferred candidate and stop trampling on other peoples rights to free speech? I am not a Trump supporter but find your comments pathetic
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 8, 16 12:04 PM
Talking about trampling on other peoples rights to free speech.

Nuff said.

A Trump presidency would more than likely end up resolved by a successful "Seven Days in May"scenario.

But then a Trump presidency is about as likely as a Sanders presidency.

America remains a centrist nation, for better or worse. And of the likely candidates this year Hillary Clinton is the centrist.

Not my favorite by a long shot, but the most likely of any named so far.

By NTiger (543), Southampton on Apr 8, 16 1:56 PM
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Ntiger not sure if I'd consider Hilary a centrist but given the current circumstances tend to agree. Factors to consider a Hilary indictment, another major Hilary scandal, a third party candidate, trump changes his public perception or the GOP nominates a candidate who catches fire.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 8, 16 9:00 PM
Trump is called a racist because he wants a secure border. OK. He's called sexist because he might be. OK. But I would still prefer him over the Psycopathic criminal, (Clinton) as the person running this country. Either way, we are being hoodwinked, as all world leaders are egotistical and narcisstic asses. The better of two evils is Trump.
By Lets go mets (337), Southampton on Apr 8, 16 8:53 PM
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You mean like Trump intended on hoodwinking Duetsche Bank? Mind you, their stock value is in the s*****r anyway.


Suing Deutsche Bank (For Mentioning How He Ripped Them Off)
By Luke McKinney

"Trump burrowed $640 million from Deutsche Bank to finance the Chicago Trump Tower and hotel. He pulled it off by personally guaranteeing $40 million, and ensuring that nobody who knew how little that meant talked to anyone at DeutscheBank. When they asked him to pay it back he instead ...more
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 8, 16 10:14 PM
How many failed ventures and bad deals has the US gvt made?
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 9, 16 8:20 AM
Less than the private sector.

Which, as always, involves a conglomeration of humans acting on their most primitive traits.
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 9, 16 2:21 PM
I'm actually speechless.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 9, 16 3:32 PM
In related news the CBO just released a report stating that obamacare will cost an additional 138 billion and cover fewer people than expected.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 10, 16 6:47 AM
In other related news "ColoradoCare" up for referendum vote on November ballot.
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 10, 16 10:25 AM
US 19 TRILLION in debt.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 10, 16 1:16 PM
Iraq/Afghanistan War debt approximately five to six billion and climbing. And, don't forget the interest plus the long term care of veterans.
Apr 10, 16 7:40 PM appended by Mr. Z
Edit: "Five to six trillion"
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 10, 16 7:40 PM
Z you are talking in circles. You should just post and argue with yourself. On one hand you spout off about how the private sector is worse than the Gvt and then you attack the Gvt for war debt. The number is debatable but either way was that a good deal? The US debt is about 60,000 per person and about 550% of annual federal revenue. Is that effective leadership? Is that a good deal?
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 11, 16 6:02 AM
Nope, and financing Hallibuton's billions in profits was not a good idea either.

The only real circle is the public/private revolving door.
Apr 11, 16 7:37 AM appended by Mr. Z
And, you obviously need a refresher regarding my position, and I've said it more than once; Public sector or private it matters not, people are people. But go ahead, keep talking **** when you can't even keep what people say straight...
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 11, 16 7:37 AM
Trump would have certainly cut a MUCH better deal with Iran than the Obama Little League Team did!
By bigfresh (3755), north sea on Apr 9, 16 7:48 AM
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BIFF TANNEN 2016!
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 9, 16 7:54 AM
"Civil War" if The Donald is not elected? "Seven Days in May" if he IS?

Jeez! - - - Take a pill.
By highhatsize (3739), East Quogue on Apr 9, 16 9:26 AM

Seems to me Mizta Z is still in favor trade agreements dats free, the same ones that have decimated American manufactring and help cause the decline of the middle class.

Bernie opposes that.

vote for honesty vote Bernie 2016
By local 84 (330), riverhead on Apr 9, 16 10:03 AM
What?

NAFTA was as bad as the GLBA. And the TPP is pretty much a corporate gift to aristocracy which eliminates governmental revenue. Much like most trade agreements. It will be interesting to see how far ISDS suits work in reality.
Apr 9, 16 2:10 PM appended by Mr. Z
Best take on the subject: "Let’s be clear: the TPP is much more than a 'free trade' agreement. It is part of a global race to the bottom to boost the profits of large corporations and Wall Street by outsourcing jobs; undercutting worker rights; dismantling labor, environmental, health, food safety and financial laws; and allowing corporations to challenge our laws in international tribunals rather than our own court system. If TPP was such a good deal for America, the administration should have the courage to show the American people exactly what is in this deal, instead of keeping the content of the TPP a secret." ~ Elizabeth Warren
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 9, 16 2:10 PM
Clinton – Bill Unleashes On Black Lives Matter: They Defend Gang Leaders Who Get Kids ‘Hopped Up On Crack’

Apr 7, 16 6:14 PM appended by 27dan
Ray Lewis Blasts Black Lives Matter For Ignoring Black-on-Black Crime: Do Black Lives Really Matter?
Apr 9, 16 9:44 AM appended by 27dan
BREAKING NEWS - - - - - - All Lives Matter !
By 27dan (2465), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 9, 16 9:44 AM
Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton Isn't 'Qualified' To Be President
By They call me (2461), southampton on Apr 9, 16 10:13 AM
U.S. Muslims to overtake Jews by 2026, this is unacceptable unless they publicly denounce Sharia law !

Security officials have told the Associated Press that the Islamic State has trained at least 400 attackers and sent them into Europe as sleeper cells ready to carry out terror attacks

Now the U.S.seems doomed to repeat mistakes of Europe

By They call me (2461), southampton on Apr 9, 16 10:24 AM
What is truly unacceptable is for you, or anyone else, to ever take any steps to control or regulate the religious rights of any part of the population.
By VOS (1117), WHB on Apr 9, 16 12:51 PM
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The best candidate in this race is clearly John Kasich. His record is clean. He polls far better nationally than Trump or Cruz. He's not a corrupt Clinton, nor a socialist, although Bernie is an honorable guy. I don't understand why Republicans aren't rallying behind him?
By louse pt. (143), springs on Apr 9, 16 10:27 AM
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If you really don't understand why Republicans are not rallying behind Bernie Sanders you should go live in Cuba..... you would be much happier there
By Undocumented Democrat (1765), southampton on Apr 9, 16 10:31 AM
If you read my post I state to rally behind Kasich. He is by far the best candidate.
By louse pt. (143), springs on Apr 9, 16 10:34 AM
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Ignorance is blinding...There's a very good article about Kasich in this weeks Barron's. It compares his economic plan with Trump and Cruz and concludes its more feasible and realistic. Also that he is the only one that beats Hilary and the other two lose. But like you I'm still puzzled why the Republicans have not supported him. I guess after they loose the House and Senate in November they might see the light. Oh well, It will be a good year for Democrats.
By Toma Noku (616), Southampton on Apr 9, 16 2:42 PM
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While the Dems may have a long long long shot chance at reaching 51 Senators, they have just about no chance of regaining the House.

So long as the Reps maintain control of the State Legislatures they control the redistricting lines. No matter who runs as the Rep Prez candidate those House Districts have been gerrymandered to maintain strong almost invincible Republican majorities.

The Dems would need to gain control over numerous state legislative branches in 2019 and 2020 to ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Apr 9, 16 11:31 PM
The Snake

On her way to work one morning
Down the path along side the lake
A tender hearted woman saw a poor half frozen snake
His pretty colored skin had been all frosted with the dew
"Oh well," she cried, "I'll take you in and I'll take care of you"
"Take me in oh tender woman
Take me in, for heaven's sake
Take me in oh tender woman," sighed the snake

She wrapped him up all cozy in a curvature of silk
And then laid him by the fireside with some ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (1765), southampton on Apr 9, 16 10:28 AM
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Nice story about the Donald!
By Mets fan (1193), Southampton on Apr 9, 16 1:24 PM
Man Who Popularized Term ‘Islamophobia’ Admits: Muslims Won’t Assimilate, Creating ‘Nations Within Nations’ in West… ‘WE GOT ALMOST EVERYTHING WRONG’…

UK Equalities Chief Who Popularised The Term ‘Islamophobia’ Admits: ‘I Thought Muslims Would Blend into Britain… I Should Have Known Better’

The former head of Britain’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Trevor Phillips, has admitted ...more
By 27dan (2465), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 10, 16 11:25 AM
The progressive movement seems to reject sense, experience and the evidence in front of our own eyes. Western academia has gone back wards, to embrace socio-political wish fulfillment fantasies.

It seems the only reason the teaching profession still teaches is to enable indoctrination. We are now at greater levels of intellectual inadequacy and lower general educational attainment then ever before.

One only needs to look at what they are producing, illiterate nitwits that have ...more
By joe hampton (3191), Hamptons on Apr 10, 16 11:39 AM
And, remind us once again which party platform has a history of neutering public education? Which party platform pushed the voucher system, intent on dismantling public education? Which party platform controls states like Indiana and Wisconsin or North Carolina where monies are unconstitutionally funneled to private schools?

Come on, we know the answer. You can say it.

For reference, between 2008 and late 2014 the nation's "wealth" grew by just over 30 billion. That's about ...more
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 10, 16 1:25 PM
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awesome, that's the first class envy remark you have made in a while, glad you have gotten help. Relapses will happen.
By bigfresh (3755), north sea on Apr 10, 16 8:12 PM
Those are physical statistics, based on actual empirical data. It's called the "real world".

Perhaps you need some professional help to join it for a change.
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 10, 16 8:36 PM
Stayed awake and read the Boston Globe op-ed, just couldn't wait until tomorrow.

The word that came to mind was rebuke.
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 10, 16 2:53 AM
the word that came to my mind was perseverance
By Undocumented Democrat (1765), southampton on Apr 10, 16 7:15 AM
Fark: Boston Globe gets biblical with Trump, prints pure rebuke. Enjoy your Sunday breakfast with juicy front page spread, and the Globe made the toast.

Washington Globe Editor's Note:

"This is Donald Trump’s America.
What you read on this page is what
might happen if the GOP front-run­ner
can put his ideas into practice,
his words into action. Many Ameri­-
cans might find this vision appeal­
ing, but the Globe’s editorial board ...more
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 10, 16 10:16 AM
Dont worry Z it seems Hilary is on her way to cheeting and buying her way right into the position... then you will be able to get some rest again

"Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has won the Wyoming caucuses, giving him eight wins in the last nine contests"

One thing we can all agree one after watching this charade unfold... It would seem the parties really do pick the canadates not We the People.
By joe hampton (3191), Hamptons on Apr 10, 16 11:50 AM
Trump will NOT win the general election, nor will Cruz. Kasich would win, do you want a Hillary presidency? Kasich leads Clinton in head to head polls by double digits in Pennsylvania, a crucial swing state, while Trump and Cruz trail her.
By louse pt. (143), springs on Apr 10, 16 8:58 AM
Kasich hasn’t lost a single head-to-head poll to Hillary Clinton in 2016
By louse pt. (143), springs on Apr 10, 16 9:03 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how some people in the US yearn for more big Government restriction and laws. They seem to almost beg for the kind of restriction that cant be undone from presidency to presidency.

There must be some gene in the human body that still needs to be controlled. I believe some of you would choose a King or Monarch over our limited Republic .

I have lived in a country like the one Mr Z , Obama and Sanders want and to me it is amazing that people have such ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (1765), southampton on Apr 10, 16 11:15 AM
Stop comparing this country to your home. Not only is it irrelevant, it a pure and total b******* comparison based upon pure polemics.

It is that lack of governance in this country which has led us to become the dissembling mess you see. Most times, people doing something stupid or unethical is the reason behind legislation and your illusion of "Big Government". We, sometimes unfortunately, have laws for reasons. Sometimes they're ethical, sometimes they're not. When they are not, ...more
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 10, 16 12:54 PM
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"lack of governance"? We are over legislated as it is. How about we enforce the laws already on the books for a start? Sadly, more laws will never fix one's moral compass.
By dnice (2340), Hampton Bays on Apr 10, 16 7:02 PM
"How about we enforce the laws already on the books for a start?"

That's a big part of what a "lack of governance" means. Proper governance follows the rule of law. Good and proper governance is controlled by the people who run it, not the people who make significant donations to their campaign. Regarding a matter at hand, good governance is not permitting the health care industry to spend 243 million dollars lobbying the legislative process within six months in 2013 or the 500 million ...more
Apr 10, 16 7:35 PM appended by Mr. Z
"Big Business is the new Big Government." ~ Bill Maher
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 10, 16 7:35 PM
to Undocumented Democrat:

How about telling us, specifically, the NAME of the awful country to which you formerly pledged allegiance so that we can judge for ourselves the propriety of your comparison.
By highhatsize (3739), East Quogue on Apr 10, 16 7:40 PM
Bill Maher Mocks Michelle Fields: "It's Like The Zapruder Film If Nothing Had Happened"
By They call me (2461), southampton on Apr 11, 16 1:12 AM
So now you agree with the Republicans fighting against Obamacare. Surely one of the most unjust laws in a very long time, Excellent.
By bigfresh (3755), north sea on Apr 11, 16 6:18 AM
You assume too much. It's a type of legislation that's needed, and I don't agree with the Republicans insane methodology. Too much religion, and a lack of empirical science. What I disagree with is K Street's influence on our pay to play government. The health care industry is, and has been out of control. They can spend 500 million per annum lobbying, but can't seem to find a way to keep costs down. Big Health Care is like Big Oil for the Republicans, so don't get all self righteous. Now, ...more
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 11, 16 7:21 AM
You like Bill Maher now. You all should watch him. You need some comedy with your politics. You shouldn't just listen to people who you agree with.
By Mets fan (1193), Southampton on Apr 11, 16 8:55 AM
Yes I do like Bill much more these days,

It seems as with Dennis Miller he is finally coming around to some logical conclusions, sure took him long enough
By They call me (2461), southampton on Apr 11, 16 5:02 PM
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Make no mistake about it Bill Maher is left wing, he's not coming around to right wing loons. He calls them as he sees them. Just a bit of honesty that's always missing from the always right, right.
By Mets fan (1193), Southampton on Apr 12, 16 5:44 AM
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Good luck with that Colorodo care. Can you say who would want to business in that state unless you are selling weed.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 12, 16 9:18 PM
The Gates corporation perhaps? Or Janus Capital? How about Otterbox? And Arrow Electronics? Or maybe (think Mason jars) Ball?

Once again you demonstrate the best an advanced degree has to offer, LOL...
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 12, 16 10:09 PM
LOL. They haven't passed the law yet. IF and its a huge IF it's passed how will it be paid for? Talk is a 7% employer tax coupled with a 3% tax on employees income? Don't you think that if approved it will affect attracting and retaining businesses? I just (shocker) don't get your logic.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 13, 16 3:00 AM
It's not a government entity, for starters. When it's fruition is reached, it will be operated a publicly elected board and it shall be publicly owned. It's a first step toward universal health care, which should be a right, not a privilege.

Did you download and read the 38 page booklet? Oh, per your response it's obvious your position is mere ignorance.

Do you always scoff like a negative Nancy in real life too?
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 13, 16 8:03 PM
You're calling me negative nancy? Hilarious. I've read enough about colorodo care to know its crap. They are calling for a huge payroll tax increase to pay for it and whatever the projected costs are multiple it 10 fold. As usual the working class will be left holding the bill. The only people voting for this are the unemployed. I don't need a so called fancy degree to know that this amendment would have a negative impact on business in Colorodo.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 13, 16 9:15 PM
Right.

Just like legalizing cannabis was a dismal failure. It's there for the people to look at, decide, and vote yes or no. It will regulate at the state level, operate as a cooperative, and eliminate insurance premiums for individuals.

Considering that health insurers have a track record of increasing premiums at triple the level of inflation, they will lose to the "free market" if this passes.
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 14, 16 7:04 AM
what planet have you been on? Co-ops have been a massive failure and have cost the taxpayers over a billion of dollars. They are ripe with fraud and the people running them didn't have a clue (most have already failed). The working class and medical providers have been left holding the bill. Google anything on ACA co ops and learn so we don't repeat the mistake and support something as foolhardy as this amendment.
Just so I am clear. You are in favor of increasing taxes on the working class ...more
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 14, 16 9:05 AM
Well, like I said, it's up to the People. Now suppose, just suppose, that your doom and gloom failure follows co-op theory gets proven wrong. What if, for a change, decent, respectable, hard working people who have the ability to do this right run it?

Providence forbid...
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 14, 16 7:22 PM
Providence? You want to give a bunch of people who have no experience running a health care company a whole bunch of money and HOPE they run it right? Your logic is beyond belief.
FYI Co-op failure is not a theory it's a fact. You can research it yourself.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 15, 16 6:36 AM
Right, the same way Obamacare is working out? Does the term Health Republic mean anything to you? You are correct in stating that those involved in the current scam are not decent, respectable and hard working people.
By bigfresh (3755), north sea on Apr 15, 16 7:19 AM
There are well over one hundred successful cooperatives in this country, including Land O' Lakes, Ace Hardware, Cabot Creamery, Whole Foods, Piggly Wiggly, and even (gasp) Ocean Spray.

Fancy paper don't automatically make you worldly.

And, why assume there will be completely inexperienced people running for the job? If it passes, there will be a ****load of administrative personnel out of a job, LOL...
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 15, 16 10:37 PM
We are talking about health care! Not butter and piggly wiggly! You are really reaching now.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 16, 16 1:38 AM
You've got more excuses than a sheepish toddler. You probably would have told the Wright brothers they were crazy.

Perhaps you would prefer the credit union model?

The bottom line is it will be a not for profit operated in the interests of the citizens of the state which approves it's passage. If it's never attempted, it has no chance to fail or succeed.

Get over it.
Apr 16, 16 7:22 PM appended by Mr. Z
And really, how much [expletive deleted] worse could it end up being? The health care industry in this country are a bunch of thieves as it stands. Especially Big Pharma.
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 16, 16 7:22 PM
You are right Z. You are an expert and know everything. You are never wrong. That's what you want to hear anyway. Ignore history, the facts and consequences of this amendment.

By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 17, 16 7:39 AM
The facts are there are co-ops which are successful, and there are co-ops which have failed. There are standard model businesses which are successful, and those which fail.

The common denominator in either case is the conduct and quality of those running the show.

If it fails, so be it. But, don't condemn it before it does. Single payer has the potential to work, as it has in various places around the world. There's a push for "MassCare" in Massachusetts right now. Colorado ...more
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 17, 16 8:56 PM
HEALTH CARE co-ops. Repeat HEALTH CARE co ops have proven unsuccessful. They have cost the tax payers billions. The few that are still hanging around are doing so by the skin of there teeth.

"If it fails so be it" is an idiotic and dangerous comment. I will condemn it. Single payor does not have the potential to work until they reduce the cost and delivery of care.
Those that do not learn from history are doomed to repeat.
By razza5350 (1906), East Hampton on Apr 17, 16 10:58 PM
Very well said UD

Big government protects the slackers
By 27dan (2465), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 10, 16 6:48 PM
I thought #DumpTrump was "self funding." Why is there a charge to get in to one of his hate rallies?
By Rich Morey (331), East Hampton on Apr 11, 16 10:06 AM
It's not a Trump rally, it's a fundraiser for Suffolk County Republican Commission. And the hate you will be seeing will ba courtesy of the Trump disruptors
By loading... (547), quiogue on Apr 11, 16 2:44 PM
Tuck Frump!
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 12, 16 9:08 PM
very mature
By Erin 27 E (1095), hampton bays on Apr 12, 16 11:13 PM
If the pot is going to call the kettle black...
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 13, 16 7:57 PM
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Marlinspike - Mr. Z was playing with words. You are just being mean. Definition of frump: "an unattractive woman who wears dowdy old-fashioned clothes." Even if she is a frump, what does that have to do with her ability to be president? Seriously, you fit right in with the way Trump talks about women... sad.
By SH_Res (342), Southampton on Apr 14, 16 11:11 AM
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Marlinspike - Mr. Z was playing with words. You are just being mean. Definition of frump: "an unattractive woman who wears dowdy old-fashioned clothes." Even if she is a frump, what does that have to do with her ability to be president? Seriously, you fit right in with the way Trump talks about women... sad.
By SH_Res (342), Southampton on Apr 14, 16 11:11 AM
Right, but even if you think she's unattractive with a bad wardrobe... how does this impact her ability to be president? If you are going to come down on Hillary, do it for valid reasons rather than superficial ones (which is what makes you sound like Trump).
By SH_Res (342), Southampton on Apr 16, 16 2:13 PM
Right, but even if you think she's unattractive with a bad wardrobe... how does this impact her ability to be president? If you are going to come down on Hillary, do it for valid reasons rather than superficial ones (which is what makes you sound like Trump).
By SH_Res (342), Southampton on Apr 16, 16 2:13 PM
The fact that you call her "Mrs. Bill Clinton" just shows you need a wake up call. What century are you living in?
By SH_Res (342), Southampton on Apr 17, 16 8:49 PM
The fact that you call her "Mrs. Bill Clinton" just shows you need a wake up call. What century are you living in?
By SH_Res (342), Southampton on Apr 17, 16 8:49 PM
I have posed this question many times here, please quote what Trump has said that is 'HATEFUL'. Thanks
By bigfresh (3755), north sea on Apr 11, 16 5:10 PM
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They don't have an answer other than the usual PC CRAP that they refuse to publicly engage on
By 27dan (2465), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 11, 16 5:41 PM
They don't like facts like the following

Man Who Popularized Term ‘Islamophobia’ Admits: Muslims Won’t Assimilate, Creating ‘Nations Within Nations’ in West… ‘WE GOT ALMOST EVERYTHING WRONG’…

UK Equalities Chief Who Popularised The Term ‘Islamophobia’ Admits: ‘I Thought Muslims Would Blend into Britain… I Should Have Known Better’

The former head of Britain’s Equalities and Human ...more
By 27dan (2465), Shinnecock Hills on Apr 11, 16 5:42 PM
Here are just a few examples -

About Carly Fiorina he said "Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?"

About Mexicans he said "When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists."

He also said we would ban Mulsims ...more
By Rich Morey (331), East Hampton on Apr 12, 16 12:07 PM
and how many times a day do they make fun of trumps hair Pleaseeee,

And yes It is a fact that Mexico empties out there jails right into our country.

On the Muslims, please read Dans post above. Our cultures and values are way to different.

Open your eyes man do you want to live like that ? Not me and certainly not my wife, daughters, sisters or mother
By Undocumented Democrat (1765), southampton on Apr 12, 16 12:46 PM
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Maybe Rich thinks It is ok to treat women like cattle with sheets over there head ?

Rich?
By They call me (2461), southampton on Apr 12, 16 12:50 PM
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BONO: REFUGEE CRISIS ‘THREATENS THE VERY EXISTENCE OF EUROPE,’
By They call me (2461), southampton on Apr 12, 16 12:56 PM
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BORDER PATROL AGENTS: COLORADO VOTERS DISENFRANCHISED...
By Undocumented Democrat (1765), southampton on Apr 11, 16 10:23 PM
1- insensitive
2- a true statement
3- you left out the rest of the statement , he ends it by stating " until we figure out what the hell is going on". a great idea.

Not PC by any stretch but not "hate speech".
By bigfresh (3755), north sea on Apr 12, 16 12:20 PM
Maybe you should look over the Boston Globe's "front page" from this weekend.

Trump reads like a 21st century Andrew Jackson.
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 12, 16 9:33 PM
maybe you should be paying attention to ny papers i was just reading how during an interview with the editorial team of the new york daily news, hillary admitted her tax proposals will increase taxes on the american people by at least $1 trillion over the next ten years.

By Erin 27 E (1095), hampton bays on Apr 12, 16 11:20 PM
Refugees and illegal aliens tend to be expensive
By loading... (547), quiogue on Apr 13, 16 11:20 AM
Real Time with Bill Maher: New Rule – Lies Are the New Truth
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 13, 16 8:11 PM
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Real Time with Bill Maher: Affluenza and the Culture of Dependency
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 14, 16 7:35 AM
Bill Maher slams students in the "liberal bubble" at Emory University who were traumatized by someone writing 'Trump 2016' in chalk on campus. "I Want To Dropkick These Kids"
Apr 14, 16 1:27 PM appended by They call me
Maher: If Americans Have To Choose Between A Party That Won't Even Say "Islamic Terrorism" And Trump, They'll Choose Trump
By They call me (2461), southampton on Apr 14, 16 1:27 PM
Bill Maher: Democratic Position On Immigration Has Morphed Into "You Get Across That River, You're Here To Stay"

Bill Maher said after watching the recent Democratic primary debate co-hosted by Univision he realize there was a "real change" in the Democratic party's position on illegal immigration. It used to be comprehensive immigration reform, Maher said, now it's "you get across that river, you're here to stay."
Apr 14, 16 1:28 PM appended by They call me
Bill Maher to "Idiot" From #BlackLivesMatter Who Confronted Hillary: "Enjoy President Trump"
By They call me (2461), southampton on Apr 14, 16 1:28 PM
Real Time with Bill Maher: Middle Class Economics
By Mr. Z (10551), North Sea on Apr 14, 16 7:46 PM
At least Sanders would not get us into "World War - WORLD OVER"!!!! Trump in command of nukes? OMG NO! Hillary Clinton takes money from everyone and anyone and advances ONLY her interests and those of her husband (and her 2 brothers who have the walnut monopoly in the east because of her manipulations). America would come dead last on her agenda. She wasn't even in Bosnia when she said she was...how can we believe her? What happened when she was first lady and taking on health care? Nothing! ...more
By Vikki K (487), Southampton on Apr 16, 16 8:42 PM
She is corrupt as the day is long

And very low energy
By They call me (2461), southampton on Apr 17, 16 7:06 AM
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A socialist over a capitalist? Awesome
By bigfresh (3755), north sea on Apr 17, 16 7:49 AM
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