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Jan 18, 2015 9:33 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Zeldin Denounces Obama's Threat To Veto Iran Sanctions

Jan 19, 2015 12:29 PM

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin issued a statement on Saturday denouncing President Barack Obama’s threat to veto bipartisan legislation that would impose sanctions on Iran.

“I strongly disagree with the president’s continuing effort to win over the Iranian government through acts of kindness,” Mr. Zeldin, a Republican who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and is co-chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, said in the release. “It’s a strategy divorced from the reality that the Iranians do not respect weakness, only strength.”

The legislation, backed by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, would place heavy sanctions on Iran because of the country’s nuclear policies.

Negotiations between diplomats from the United States and Iran are ongoing, and President Obama issued a warning to Congress last week during a press conference, telling them to “hold your fire,” on any legislation to increase sanctions. The president added that any legislation placed on his desk would be vetoed immediately.

Meanwhile, Mr. Zeldin said, “Providing Iran with relief from sanctions is a serious mistake, and I strongly urge the president to reconsider. Iran poses a serious national security threat to America, Israel and many of our allies.”

This week, Mr. Zeldin also was appointed to serve on two House Foreign Affairs subcommittees: the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, and the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade.

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Mr. Zeldin has a great deal to learn. He is pleasing his party by following the party line.

A few days ago he supported the pipeline that yields 50 full time jobs once completed. We should all remember that Canada said no to this pipeline. Once again Mr. Zeldin plays it safe and toes the party line.

So far, Mr. Zeldin is wrong on both issues. Score so far 0 for 2
By BILLM (8), SOUTHAMPTON on Jan 18, 15 1:37 PM
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How is Zeldin wrong on Iran?
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jan 18, 15 3:23 PM
The only real thing this country will receive from the pipeline is any spilled oil.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 18, 15 5:46 PM
Haha Z, ever the pessimist.
By dnice (1990), Hampton Bays on Jan 18, 15 5:49 PM
Nope. Pragmatist.

If you look around, you can find lovely images of oil spills. The thing with tar sands is how heavy (dense) the product is. It spilled into a river about four years ago and the river bottom had to be dredged to clean it up. It sank...
Jan 18, 15 5:57 PM appended by Mr. Z
Check out "Tar Sands Solutions". From aquifer pollution, to toxic spills it's a pretty comprehensive resource. The bitumen based stuff is nastier and more toxic than any crude ever produced.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 18, 15 5:57 PM
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Just bustin' your b's.
By dnice (1990), Hampton Bays on Jan 18, 15 6:00 PM
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Zeldin's military and law experience make his opinion a valid one. Obama's carrot before the donkey routine with the Muslim world has damaged our relationships with our previously best allies and made everything worse. DNC talking points can't hide the truth. Obama hates Israel by his actions and words. Giving the Muslim Brotherhood millions to continue their anti American and Anti-Semitic ways that began in the 1930's wasn't "progressive" it was traitorous; so is playing backgammon with the enemy. ...more
By DrFinch (3), Southampton on Jan 27, 15 11:37 AM
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Except for droning a few terrorists, Barak HUSSEIN Obama has bent over , both forward and backward, for the Muslim world. His actions have emboldened the Radical Islamists , thanks Barak!
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Jan 27, 15 1:20 PM
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So far Lee Zeldin had voted in the interest of the American people, thank God we finally have a Congresman who is doing the right thing.
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Jan 18, 15 1:56 PM
Can you please explain, with some verified numbers, what benefits the American people will gain from going ahead with Keystone XL? I keep reading that it will be great for America but I still do not not understand why its good for our country...
By Arnold Timer (271), Sag Harbor on Jan 18, 15 3:16 PM
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Please explain how carbon pollution and toxic chemicals are in the best "interest of the American people."

Steady 400 ppm, and climbing...
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 18, 15 6:05 PM
You lie!
By danrudan (39), Southampton on Jan 27, 15 11:52 PM
JOBS! Building it will create jobs in the construction phase and some in the operation/maintenance end. What's your objection?
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Jan 18, 15 3:42 PM
Biggie, other than temporary jobs, what are the long term benefits of this project. Not arguing with you, just want to get a better understanding.
By dnice (1990), Hampton Bays on Jan 18, 15 4:38 PM
Some long term "benefits":

1) Increased carbon in the atmosphere
2) More processed bitumen in Canada
3) More toxic waste from processing
4) More open pit mining in the tundra

It takes about two tons of sand to manufacture 1bbl of crude. And before any nitwit rants about volcanic eruptions, they are negligible in comparison to anthropogenic contributions. We can tell the difference between the two types of carbon on a molecular level.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 18, 15 5:54 PM
Being phasing out the gasoline engine. Invest more heavily in cutting edge biodiesel technology which is nearly carbon neutral if not carbon negative. If not for the petroleum industry and additionally their lobbying for over eighty years we'd have been mass producing biodiesel decades ago.

You can create lipids and the alcohol for ransesterification/esterification processes from algae and/or bacteria. Such lipids can also be obtained from vegetable oils and animal fat. Yes, even liposuction ...more
Jan 18, 15 8:09 PM appended by Mr. Z
Planetary Boundaries 2.0: Four of nine planetary boundaries have now been crossed as a result of human activity, says an international team of 18 researchers in the journal Science (16 January 2015). The four are: climate change, loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, altered biogeochemical cycles (phosphorus and nitrogen).
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 18, 15 8:09 PM
The last time I researched biodiesel it showed to be unprofitable.
By dnice (1990), Hampton Bays on Jan 18, 15 9:48 PM
Profits or a livable planet?

What's in the "best interests of the American people"?
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 18, 15 11:00 PM
It seems you can't figure this out for yourself, so let's enlighten you a bit.

Money, profit, and feeding your family will become exceedingly difficult if we remain on this path. Once we're over 500 PPM, we're f*****.

None of what you want matters if you can't live on the planet you'd like to have said wants upon.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 19, 15 1:33 AM
Z, I understand that. My point is that if it in't profitable, it will most likely not interest anyone.
By dnice (1990), Hampton Bays on Jan 19, 15 6:14 AM
I am not interested in driving a scion around town... when you make bio diesel that can run my Escalade! for $2 a gallon no problem... until then no thanks
Jan 19, 15 10:33 AM appended by joe hampton
Thorium now that could give us the power we need for our cars ! why don't you work on a fuel that could power our cars for decades without a fill up. and have the horsepower we want
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Jan 19, 15 10:33 AM
besides the construction jobs there will be some in the maintenance end, also jobs in the refineries. Something as benign as a pipeline that will facilitate the transport of energy is a net gain IMHO.
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Jan 19, 15 11:21 AM
Oil Spills Into Yellowstone River After Montana Crude Pipe Leak

By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 19, 15 11:54 AM
How is the Gulf doing after Deepwater Horizon?
By dnice (1990), Hampton Bays on Jan 19, 15 1:57 PM
Not very well on a microscopic level. Pelicans nesting in Minnesota lay eggs containing petroleum and dispersant. Napthalenes are still poisoning the insect population in many marshes. Hurricane Issac dredged up plenty of oil, and any other hurricane in the Gulf will continue to do so for quite some time. Studies are finding that oil settled into the sediment layers is not degrading. Further studies are finding more damage to corals than previously estimated. Oyster hauls in many places have ...more
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 19, 15 3:23 PM
I just looked up your Thorium Joe , Very interesting,

Did you notice the way Mr Z did not acknowledge your comment, It did not fit his communist thought pattern he wants you driving that Scion,

Remember in the circles he runs in the goal is everyone must be equally miserable or this whole Global warming hype was for nothing

Remember ! You didn't build that !
By They call me (2172), southampton on Jan 19, 15 6:37 PM
Actually, I hadn't taken the time out yet. And no, you didn't build the Eisenhower Interstate System by yourselves. You didn't spend one second paving the roads. You didn't spend a femtosecond building a bridge to anywhere. We all paid for that, and so did the generations before us. To keep quoting in the manner you do only proves how smart you aren't.

As far as a thorium backed steam generator powering multiple electric motors in an SUV, you may need a few permits from the EPA. Good ...more
Jan 19, 15 9:07 PM appended by Mr. Z
BTW, you'd be better off using Brown's molecule and building a stainless engine and exhaust. Using thorium to power a car is just stupid.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 19, 15 9:07 PM
Iran is working feverishly to develop nuclear warheads--this has been documented over and over by our IQ people. How could anyone in his or her right mind disagree with Zeldin? As for Keystone, wait until ISIS makes its move and exerts control over OPEC. Then we won't have their oil. Any other idiots with stupid comments out there?
By nazznazz (272), east hampton on Jan 18, 15 4:13 PM
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Nazznazz, right now Iran is reeling from low oil prices. Might be a good time to go in make a deal to assure that they quit pursuing their nuclear program. If they renege, bring the hammer.
By dnice (1990), Hampton Bays on Jan 18, 15 4:41 PM
They won't give up the Nuclear weapons program. They may want us to believe they will, but they won't. The Iran regime is very much our enemy and should be looked at as such. They have been fighting a war by proxy with us since we invaded Iraq. In short, the support the killing of American soldiers, and that classifies them as an enemy. For all their faults, Israel is still the better ally. However, this president doesn't see things that way as evidence by his actions. End result, Israel may have ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jan 19, 15 11:21 AM
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bigfresh: you forget the LIbs don't want or need jobs. They are on the government dole. The rest of us pay their freight.
By nazznazz (272), east hampton on Jan 18, 15 4:29 PM
for now anyway
By They call me (2172), southampton on Jan 19, 15 6:47 PM
They have been sanctioned for years, and big banks like UBS still launder their money.

Money talks, and BS walks...
Jan 18, 15 6:14 PM appended by Mr. Z
Almost forgot, add Credit Suisse too
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 18, 15 6:14 PM
Last week when I simply answered High Hat with ( BS ) I was red inked so I guess the above post has to go

Unless there is a double standard
By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Jan 19, 15 11:22 AM
Defiant re distributer in chief to go on Tax Berserk Offense in State of Union...
By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Jan 19, 15 10:26 PM
Our MARXIST IN CHIEF will attempt to explain how taxing the evil rich and redistributing their wealth is a good thing, sycophants will eat it up, liberals will swoon and the MSM arm of the Demokrat Party will repeat His words ad nauseum. The usual leftists here will chime in with their usual anti Capitalism and "income inequality" rants backing Barry Soetoro. Same old, same old.
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Jan 20, 15 10:22 AM
70%

That's what the rate was when Reagan took office. Since it has been cut in half and in many cases more.

Infrastructure is crumbling. Income inequality is out of control. Money has usurped our democracy.

Your tired and trite arguments are not based in the real world. If you need to look to a test tube of the last thirty years, look no further than the incompetence and derelict failure called Kansas.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 21, 15 4:38 PM
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Hollywood Goes to War: Industry Liberals Outraged as ‘American Sniper’ Sets Records
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Jan 19, 15 10:34 PM
This lib outrage is the best sequel to a great movie.
Esteemed movie critic Michael Moore says snipers are "chicken"
The entertainment value of the ticket keeps going up.
Jan 20, 15 1:31 AM appended by loading...
correction: MM and Seth Rogen referred to snipers as 'cowards'
By loading... (511), quiogue on Jan 20, 15 1:31 AM
Meh... why even give bubble heads like Moore a second of thought? Seriously, the thought of taking political direction from Hollywood makes about as much sense as swallowing hand grenades.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jan 20, 15 2:02 PM


The peculiar hypocrisy of Obama. He wants to punish the rich, but he's making them richer. There are a number of reasons for this. If you read the Marx-Engels descriptions of capitalism, they miss several critical points. But, if you look at the way Obama wants to run the nation's capitalist economy, that's what he seems to be striving for. He does so because he believes, like Marx and Engels, that capitalism will be the cause of its own collapse. What all three fail to see is that they ...more
By They call me (2172), southampton on Jan 20, 15 10:33 AM
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obama would rather see everyone living in abject poverty than what he regards as unequal distribution of wealth .

Of course, this does not apply to him and his union cronies. They can live obscenely extravagant lives on the taxpayers' dime and that is just fine with obama.

One would think such hypocrisy and irrationality would be obvious to everyone, but
"There is none so blind as he who will not see!"
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Jan 20, 15 10:39 AM
Zeldin living up to his expectations as a witless teabagger.
By witch hazel (223), tatooine on Jan 20, 15 7:07 PM
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Zeldin Ousts Bishop With 10-Point Victory In Tuesday's Election

Riding an anti-incumbent, anti-Obama wave of sentiment, Republican State Senator Lee Zeldin cruised to a 10-percentage point victory over incumbent U.S. Representative Tim Bishop in the race for New York’s 1st Congressional District on Tuesday.

Jan 20, 15 10:21 PM appended by Erin 27 E
I have not visited this site for about a year, but I couldn't resist on election eve. By witch hazel
By Erin 27 E (902), hampton bays on Jan 20, 15 10:21 PM
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Title of this SOTU

Let the lies continue

By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Jan 20, 15 10:29 PM
And how is Zeldin wrong on Iran, Witch?
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jan 21, 15 3:19 PM
I would say disconnected, out of touch and in denial and I expected nothing less from an arrogant narcissist like Obama. He is completely out of touch with everything except the sound of his own voice and the adoring adulation of the presstitutes in the M S Media.

In more than an hour of speaking, Obama never once acknowledged that there was a big election in November and that the leadership of the Senate has changed. Gotta love how Obama glossed over the lowest participation in the workplace ...more
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Jan 21, 15 10:02 AM
U.S. NATIONAL DEBT CLOCK

The Outstanding Public Debt as of 21 Jan 2015 at 04:02:29 PM GMT is:

$18,132,074,396,000.





By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Jan 21, 15 11:05 AM
Yesterday, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., blasted 0bama's foreign policy. Regarding easing sanctions against Iran, he said "the more I hear from this administration, the more it sounds like talking points that come straight out of Tehran. And it feeds to the Iranian narrative of victimization.”
Spot on, Bob.
By loading... (511), quiogue on Jan 21, 15 10:02 PM
By this comment Phil, it seems as if you favor raising taxes. Not surprising at all, but pray tell, what will the funds be used for? How much does the Federal govt. need? Or are you in favor of taxation to level the playing field? Or penalizing the 'rich' for daring to be successful? Or Mr Z's pet peeve of income inequality? Thanks for your time.
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Jan 22, 15 9:35 AM
Not my "pet peeve".

It's the focus of multiple international organizations and leaders. Your "penalize" hypothesis is a playing of the victim crock. Always has been. This country has prospered in a far better manner under a progressive taxation system. "Trickle Down" has had THIRTY years and a THIRD opportunity/incarnation to prove itself viable. It has been a dismal failure, again.

As it is said, those who fail to learn from history...
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 25, 15 11:28 AM
Still no input from joe on that thorium car.

Still LMAO!!!
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 25, 15 12:14 PM
Sorry there Z to busy enjoying the sun and the company of some lady friends... Enjoy the Blizzard

Rotflmfao....
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Jan 26, 15 1:05 AM
Not fair joe. Redistribute some of your money so I can go on vacation as well
By razza5350 (1860), East Hampton on Jan 26, 15 7:11 AM
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You of course realize I love snow, and absolutely hate the heat.

By the way, only an idiot would think you could power a car with nuclear fuel...
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 26, 15 9:25 AM
Your calling me an Idiot ? for telling you to get back to me when you figure out a way to run my truck on an alternative fuel with some power ? Instead your promoting "algae and/or bacteria" as a solution ?

You can run currently run a submarine off nuclear power... unless you want us all driving segway's and Smart cars around town what good is bio diesel ?

Go back to eating your granola
Jan 26, 15 2:05 PM appended by joe hampton
I belive liquid fluoride Thorium Reactors could be the future . We built one in the 60's, Not only is Thorium cleaner, more stable and four times as abundant as Uranium, but LFTR's do not have to operate at high pressure and the fuels within it don't make big changes in mass in the event of an emergency. I relize this Thorium car story is just hopeful future speculation but so was Kitty Hawk my friend . We need a alteritive fuel with some balls!
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Jan 26, 15 2:05 PM
Thorium emits hard gamma radiation. It needs quite a bit of shielding to operate safely. A nuclear sub is about the size of a four story building or larger depending on it's class, and can accommodate the amount required to prevent high level electromagnetic radiation, as well as alpha and beta particles from irradiating your body. Hafnium is great for control rods because it's cross section tends to capture neutrons, by the way. However though it is effective against neutron radiation, many ...more
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 26, 15 2:37 PM
Try a turbocharged diesel on for size. Higher compression ratios, and serious torque. Horsepower is BS bragging rights. Torque is what gets work done.

I'll take a Banks diesel over gasoline any day.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 26, 15 10:05 PM
You're right Z if you are talking about towing but HP is just as important in acceleration. Will have to research Banks diesel.
By dnice (1990), Hampton Bays on Jan 27, 15 4:01 PM
I watched a Tesla blow away a Hellcat the other day.

Towing and beach driving require a nice bottom end. Then again, who doesn't like a nice bottom end? Especially on the beach! ;-)

Just finished digging out. Six hours, 150 foot worth of driveway, and that lovely gift at the end from the town plows later, I've got little to no horsepower left...
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 27, 15 4:34 PM
I feel ya!
By dnice (1990), Hampton Bays on Jan 27, 15 4:57 PM
Disgusting, destructive ,White filth...
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Jan 27, 15 8:36 PM
Hey joe, I heard there was a biodegradable, lipid based algal biofuel spill.

They had to ask people in the neighborhood to use their garden hoses to clean it up...
Jan 28, 15 8:33 AM appended by Mr. Z
Maybe you should take some time to tour Algenol while you're down there in the Sunshine Sate...
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 28, 15 8:33 AM
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When your seaweed runs my truck at $198 a gal. get back to me... Until then I don't care if the price of gas goes up to $12 a gal.This is still America and I will not give up my Escalades.

PS... If I was in NY during the lol ... BLIZZAPOCALYPSEEGEDDON 15

I assure you I would have continued to drive if I felt Inclined to do so.

Your Mayor and Governor have no authority to call for Marshall law over 11 Inches of snow, they are trying to see how much you will let them get ...more
Jan 28, 15 2:51 PM appended by joe hampton
guilty
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Jan 28, 15 2:51 PM
We got thirty inches of snow out here. The yardstick in my front yard doesn't fib and that is grounds to let the crews do their job unimpeded.

The "conservative" traits of petulance and selfishness shine on...
Jan 28, 15 8:46 PM appended by Mr. Z
There is one true type of fool. One who doesn't respect this planet's capability to not only give you life, but snuff out that life in a heartbeat.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 28, 15 8:46 PM
My Escalade, my possesions, my money...

Nope, not one shred of materialism there. And, who's shut in?

I've probably shoveled over 5,000 cu. ft. of snow and built a killer tubing run. Maybe if y'all weren't such curmudgeons you would find the joy in the alleged "Disgusting, destructive ,White filth... "

LOL
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 28, 15 9:40 PM
No, you cant have my money, I don't care how long you hold your breath and stamp your feet.

No one gave me anything, I earned what I have... and it time for you to do the same.

End of story...

Back to the pool...
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Jan 29, 15 4:27 PM
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And the typical "conservative" fool's argument.

No one could possibly have worked as hard as you, and have far less to show for it. Methinks Freud would say you have issues...
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 29, 15 4:43 PM
Since Gov. Walker property taxes declined 9% . They have concealed carry & the garbage that trashed the Capitol has gone home to Illinois! America could use a leader with his common sense!
Walker has a great resume. If he could convince Mitch Daniels to come on board as VP, I'd start writing them checks.
Then bring in Cruz as USAG, and Romney as the new IRS commissioner, and watch the unionized DC bureautards start crapping their pants

By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Jan 28, 15 1:41 AM
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Gov. Scott Walker seeks $300 million in university cuts, but $220 million to build Bucks a new arena


Yep, just the kind of guy this country needs. One who will dumb it down, and sit it in front of bread and circuses.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 28, 15 9:49 PM
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You guys still arguing over this $*&^ By now its obvious obama is a bitter partisan. A class warfare,race baiting, Muslim sympathizing, Jew hating,lier and anyone who still supports him either is getting free stuff or has an ax to grind with successful people.

Going back to the pool for a cocktail and then some early dinner, I know I am quilty of it at times ... but stop wasting so much of your lives arguing with bitter progressive antaganists... like you no who ... GO DUCKS!
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Jan 28, 15 2:33 PM
Apparently a product of Scott Walker's education cuts...
Jan 28, 15 9:53 PM appended by Mr. Z
Some food for thought: “As a species we've fairly comprehensively demonstrated that we don't believe in the sanctity of life. The shrugging acceptance of war, famine, epidemic, pain and life-long poverty shows us that, whatever we tell ourselves, we've made only the most feeble of efforts to really treat human life as sacred.” ~ Caitlin Moran, How to Be a Woman
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 28, 15 9:53 PM
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there you go again playing the race card. We have elected an african american man to the presidency of the united states of america, twice. People are not opposed to him to to the color of his skin people are opposed to him for all the other reasons stated here daily, wake up!
By widow gavits (138), sag harbor on Jan 28, 15 3:41 PM
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Phil, Playing the race card is a last ditch act of desperation almost every time a liberal is caught in another indefensible position, especially when your boy Barak Hussein Obama screws up and gets called out on it. Obama will go down in history as the worst Prez this great nation has ever been saddled with, it has nothing to do with his race, just His policies and misdeeds. Martin Luther King said it best "when a man will be judged not by the color of his skin, but on the content of his character, ...more
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Jan 28, 15 9:33 PM
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Pipeline Explodes In West Virginia, Sends Fireball Shooting Hundreds Of Feet In The Air

Fourth major pipeline incident this month.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 28, 15 10:11 PM
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The Economist explains
Why lithium batteries keep catching fire
Jan 27th 2014, 23:50 BY P.M.

IN THE past year rechargeable batteries containing the element lithium have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Investigators are investigating why a lithium-ion battery overheated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at Narita airport. Last year Boeing grounded its entire fleet of the next-generation plane after the lithium batteries on two of the aircraft caught fire. (The 787s returned ...more
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Jan 29, 15 9:20 AM
Not really much of an explanation in such a brief snippet. And, they don't have a "tendency to cause expensive machinery to go up in smoke." Every one of the electronic devices you use today has one including your cell phone, tablets, and laptops.

Number one, the Tesla batteries were punctured by metallic foreign objects, so that point is moot. Puncture the fuel tank on your gas vehicle and see how well that goes.

As far as the batteries on the Dreamliners, they were manufactured ...more
Jan 29, 15 4:41 PM appended by Mr. Z
BTW, how many Pintos, or Chevy trucks with fuel tanks mounted in very poor locations did they sell?
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 29, 15 4:41 PM
Just for "fun":

Ten True Facts Guaranteed to Short-Circuit Republican Brains
by Richard Riis


As a public service to those who find themselves inextricably cornered by aggressively ill-informed Republicans at work, on the train or at family gatherings, presented here are ten indisputably true facts that will seriously challenge a Republican’s worldview and probably blow a brain cell or two. At the very least, any one of these GOP-busters should stun and confuse them ...more
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 29, 15 4:54 PM
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Right.

Because you believe that capitalism represents false idolatry, that "socialism" is OK, and even believe that trickle down economics doesn't work. The one thing I may be able to credit you for is not believing in the regressive taxes Reagan applied to the middle class, or is he still one of your heroes?

We can read it all in your posts...
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 29, 15 11:03 PM
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Three opportunities in American History.

Horse and Sparrow. Mellonomics. Reaganomics.

All attempts failed spectacularly.

Classic case of denial. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Feb 3, 15 11:33 PM
Printing over 1.5 trillion dollars out of the clear blue sky had a massive hand in that.

You really need to broaden your critical view of things...
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Feb 4, 15 10:43 PM
The money in question (1.5T) was printed on Reagan's watch. He appointed Greenspan to take over in August of '87.

The latter alone should qualify as a crime against humanity.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Feb 7, 15 1:01 AM
Yes, or no?

“I am convinced that imprisonment is a way of pretending to solve the problem of crime. It does nothing for the victims of crime, but perpetuates the idea of retribution, thus maintaining the endless cycle of violence in our culture. It is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of those conditions--poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed--which are at the root of most punished crime. The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished."
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Jan 29, 15 11:32 PM
Maher on Muslim World: "Stop Respecting Their Medieval Bull$^!+ Under The Guise Of It's Their Culture"
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Feb 2, 15 12:00 AM
Funny how the news is trying to skew Scott Waker and Rand
Pual already!

They did not spend this time investigating this fella from wherever in the White House?

Did they ever look into how he got a Pakistan student visa when all travel there was then illegal?

His application for special admission consideration at Columbia or Harvard?

His actual law review work or grades?

Did they ever inquire as to the influence Frank Marshall Davis had upon ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Feb 2, 15 9:13 AM
No and they never will, You better get used to the double standard its going to be a long two years
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Feb 3, 15 1:33 AM
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WASH POST POLL: SCOTT WALKER CLEAR FRONTRUNNER...

By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Feb 3, 15 1:45 AM
Obamas Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment

by Jim Clifton, Chairman and CEO at Gallup.

Here's something that many Americans -- including some of the smartest and most educated among us don't know: The official unemployment rate being reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, is extremely misleading.

Right now, we're hearing much celebrating from the media, the White House and Wall Street about how unemployment is "down" to 5.6%. The cheerleading for this number is deafening. The ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Feb 3, 15 10:23 PM
POLL: 77% of Millennials Can't NAME ONE U.S. Senator in Their Home State,

Disturbing for sure, you should be required to take a test of some rudimentary political knowledge before being allowed to vote
By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Feb 3, 15 10:27 PM
to Captn America:

Surely you of all people, Captn, can understand that one can be a fanatic without being a terrorist. The fact that SOME Talibani are terrorists does not mean that ALL Talibani are terrorists, just as the fact that SOME Republicans are psychopaths doesn't mean that ALL Republicans are psychopaths (although that often seems to be the case.)

The Talibani seek to recreate the ignorant, 7th century society which gave birth to Islam just as extreme Right-Wing Republicans ...more
By highhatsize (3320), East Quogue on Feb 4, 15 1:49 AM
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to Captn America:

It is a measure of your extraordinary ignorance that you are apparently unaware of the fact that the "duck test", as you dub it, was first popularized in the McCarty era as a means to defame people in the absence of empirical analysis.

You and your extremist colleagues are Tail-gunner Joe's disciples. The rest of us will continue to rely on reason.
By highhatsize (3320), East Quogue on Feb 4, 15 10:13 PM
More pseudointellectual clap trap, with an anti American twist. The Republican Party "embraces racism, sexism and bigotry"? Please provide some factual references for that whopper! Your allusion to extreme right wing Republicans (whatever that means) as having terroristic leanings is infantile.
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Feb 4, 15 12:12 PM
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MSNBC SUFFERS LOWEST RATINGS IN A DECADE !

MSNBC registered its lowest full-day rating in nearly a decade on Tuesday, a devastatingly low benchmark that shows just how severe the decline has become.

The liberal cable news network drew an average of 55,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 year-old demo on Tues, its lowest full-day rating since July 2005, CNN had nearly three times as many viewers in the demo; Fox News nearly five times as many.
By They call me (2172), southampton on Feb 4, 15 7:57 PM
figures you would say they need to get rid of the only honest show on the entire network, no surprise there
By Erin 27 E (902), hampton bays on Feb 4, 15 10:44 PM
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phillip lol , you just don't like the show because it is the only one on msnbc that gives opposing view points, they actually have a fair and balanced approach.

you prefer the host two have two guests that agree with the far left ultra progressive agenda so they can all high five radical far left talking points like 95 percent of the content on that channel

imo you should not venture out past the safety of the faculty lounge
By Erin 27 E (902), hampton bays on Feb 6, 15 10:13 AM
I was always a little embarrassed that I find myself watching
Morning Joe but if Phil despises it so much I guess it males sense now
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Feb 7, 15 12:45 AM
Bravo Sierra Phil, the C&P and your comments offer no proof that the Republican Party" embraces racism, sexism and bigotry". I was hoping that HH would pipe up and defend his assertion, but the Kool Aid Drinker jumped in instead. Oh well there's not much difference the two of you when it comes to parroting the Liberal talking points du jour.
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Feb 4, 15 10:06 PM
Headline:

Colorado May Have To Refund As Much As $30 Million In Pot Taxes
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Feb 4, 15 10:46 PM
Queue "conservative" heads exploding. There are many links in this story, so I encourage you to seek this out, as it's bibliography is rather stunning. Weigh it for yourself, if you have the intestinal fortitude...


America’s Conservative Road to Destruction – A Brief History
August 10, 2014
By Bruce Bacon


I was born in the early 50’s, spent 8 years in the Air Force, and had the chance to raise two great kids and enjoy a prosperous America ...more
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Feb 4, 15 11:02 PM
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The story you have just read is true.
The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
By loading... (511), quiogue on Feb 5, 15 1:57 AM
The story you have just read is true.
The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
By loading... (511), quiogue on Feb 5, 15 1:57 AM
MSNBC SUFFERS LOWEST RATINGS IN A DECADE !

MSNBC registered its lowest full-day rating in nearly a decade on Tuesday, a devastatingly low benchmark that shows just how severe the decline has become.

The liberal cable news network drew an average of 55,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 year-old demo on Tues, its lowest full-day rating since July 2005, CNN had nearly three times as many viewers in the demo; Fox News nearly five times as many.



By They call me (2172), southampton on Feb 5, 15 8:24 AM
Even his 'apology' for lying was a lie.
By loading... (511), quiogue on Feb 6, 15 10:34 PM
Maybe he can get a job at Fox News.
Feb 6, 15 11:31 PM appended by Mr. Z
Though, it does appear he may be overqualified...
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Feb 6, 15 11:31 PM
He didn't lie about the war, he lied about Brian Williams.
He could have been flying over Coney Island and the lie would still be about him.
Way to deflect there, Alinsky
By loading... (511), quiogue on Feb 9, 15 6:58 AM
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Liberals are all for free speech, as long as they agree with it!
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Feb 5, 15 1:35 PM
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By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Feb 6, 15 9:34 AM
Did you wash your hands today?

Have you had your vaccinations?

Did you deny evolution today?


GOP, the party of stupid.
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Feb 6, 15 9:34 AM
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By Erin 27 E (902), hampton bays on Feb 6, 15 10:15 AM
GALLUP CEO: Number of Full-Time Jobs as Percent of Population Lowest It's Ever Been.....
By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Feb 5, 15 6:13 PM
Quote of the week

General Ralph Peters:

Burning Of Jordanian Pilot "Better Than Best Sex Isis Ever Had And Easier On The Goats!"
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Feb 5, 15 6:27 PM
SCOTT WALKER SURGES TO TOP OF NH POLL...
By They call me (2172), southampton on Feb 6, 15 9:22 AM
Lawrence O'Donnell: Obama Went Back 800 Years For Comparison, "Seems To Be Saying He Knows What Real Islam Is"

Interesting ?
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Feb 6, 15 9:36 AM
What are they afraid off ???

The Federal Reserve is lashing out at Sen. Rand Paul’s plan to give Congress more oversight over the central bank, a proposal that could gain traction in the new Republican-led Congress.

The Kentucky Republican reintroduced his “Audit the Fed” legislation last month with 30 co-sponsors, including other potential 2016 GOP hopefuls, Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Fla.).

The proposal — once championed by his father, ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Feb 6, 15 9:51 AM
NATIONAL DEBT OF UNITED STATES


$ 18,126,893,579,460
By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Feb 6, 15 9:54 AM
O'Reilly: Whatever Happened To Human Rights? Liberals Should Be Pounding At WH Gates
One of the core liberal principles is that human beings have certain rights. Here in the U.S.A. we have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However, today we are seeing gross violations of human rights all over the world. But sadly America and the Western democracies are looking the other way.

All throughout the Muslim world, atrocities are occurring every single day. In general, ...more
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Feb 7, 15 12:52 AM
It seems Barack Hussein Obama will keep making up excuses not to call Radical Muslim terrorists what they are and Phil will keep making up excuses not to call Barack Hussein Obama what he is.
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Feb 7, 15 8:49 AM
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: You've got tiny Jordan leading the way in the fight against what is essentially a threat to the Middle East and the whole world and the United States, under Obama, hanging back. You have got public opinion, as the judge said, leading the way. I mean, this primal outrage, which is what anybody ought to feel, Jordan does, we do. And we felt it after the beheading of the two Americans after which Obama went out and played golf. The only reason Obama got involved with ISIS in the ...more
By They call me (2172), southampton on Feb 7, 15 9:22 AM
Joe said , throughout the muslim world, atrocities are occurring every single day... women have few rights and children are routinely abused.

phil seemed to skirt the issue as he seems to be in the habit of when the topic is uncomfortable for his radical left wing progressive stance.

so i will ask phil, do you deny ? women have few rights and children are routinely abused throughout the muslim world and can you bring yourself to denounce it?




By Erin 27 E (902), hampton bays on Feb 7, 15 9:46 AM
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Everyone can see once again you like obama seem to have an issue calling out the fact that, women have few rights and children are routinely abused throughout the muslim world and have not denounced it?



By Erin 27 E (902), hampton bays on Feb 7, 15 11:09 AM
It is you that refuses to answer her very straight forward question and leaves people to witness that fact
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Feb 7, 15 2:53 PM
C'mon Joe, the Left Is fine with all things Islamic, there beef is with Christians.
By bigfresh (3023), north sea on Feb 7, 15 1:23 AM
“The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries."

“During almost fifteen centuries has the legal establishment of Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy, ignorance and servility in the laity, in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution.”

~ James Madison
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Feb 8, 15 11:15 PM
THE RESONE PHIL HATE MORNING JOE

Scarborough on Obama Prayer Speech: "Where Did He Go To Church? Where Would He Get Such Ideas From?"

Joe Scarborough : It's unbelievable, the moral equivalency. The president having to go back 700, 800, 900 years? You see this when you have people that somehow want to paint a broad brush. 'Uh, yes, radical Islam is bad but look what Christianity does.' Really, you have to go back 800 years to a Crusade which, by the way, historians ...more
Feb 7, 15 9:16 AM appended by They call me
THE REASON PHIL HATES MORNING JOE
By They call me (2172), southampton on Feb 7, 15 9:16 AM
How unaware the president is that the bad Christian behavior he invokes is powerful evidence against his own refusal to concede those carrying out jihadist attacks around the world today have anything to do with Islam.

Yes, Christians have done terrible things in the name of Christ many centuries in the past. But here’s the rub: No one denies they were Christians.

Wouldn’t it be ridiculous to speak of the Inquisition without acknowledging the inquisitors were Christians? ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Feb 7, 15 3:36 PM
You didn't read Erin's question, did you?
By Undocumented Democrat (1543), southampton on Feb 7, 15 4:25 PM
He heard the question, but opts to bury his head in the sand... he knows this is the real war on women. Calling out this child abuse and womans subjugation is fundamental to who we are.

When a country cannot even decide anymore what is male and what is female and begins to promote "neutral" as a gender, it is in serious trouble.

How can the radical left continue to make excuses for ISIS... a group where children are routinely abused , gays are thrown of bridges then stoned to ...more
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Feb 8, 15 8:00 AM
how cowardly
By Erin 27 E (902), hampton bays on Feb 8, 15 10:41 PM
you do not even make sense
By Erin 27 E (902), hampton bays on Feb 9, 15 7:15 AM
"You can ignore reality, but you cannot ignore the consequences of ignoring reality."
-- Ayn Rand

By They call me (2172), southampton on Feb 11, 15 8:50 AM
Chuck Todd: "An Overall National Security Strategy Doesn't Exist In The Obama Administration Right Now"
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Feb 8, 15 12:47 AM
Maher on Obama Prayer Speech: The Problem Is He Doesn't Say That Islam Is Living In The 16th Century Now

BILL MAHER: If we were living living in the 16th century it would be Christianity you ought to be going after because they're the ones who were the most violent and the most intolerant. But we're not living in the 16th century. The problem with Obama making this statement is that he doesn't make the follow-up statement that I always do: they're doing it now...
By 27dan (2148), Shinnecock Hills on Feb 8, 15 12:52 AM
Obama’s week of jaw-dropping follies
By Ed Rogers : Washington Post

As President Obama enters the uninhibited twilight of his presidency, some of what we are witnessing from him is shocking yet informative. In the past week, Obama’s words and actions have revealed the thought process behind how policy decisions are made in his administration. Some of these recent incidents demand urgent responses from our Republican leaders, But also, Republicans need to do what they can ...more
By joe hampton (2931), southampton on Feb 8, 15 11:03 PM
“It is *essential* to such a government, that it be derived from the great body of the society, not from an inconsiderable proportion, or a favored class of it; otherwise a handful of tyrannical nobles, exercising their oppressions by a delegation of their powers, might aspire to the rank of republicans, and claim for their government the honorable title of republic.”

~ James Madison
By Mr. Z (9527), North Sea on Feb 8, 15 11:09 PM
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