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Southampton High School Assistant Principal Stars In Music Video

Seems there was "invisible prosperity" too... " Sep 19, 15 5:35 PM

In other words, children and adults should be held to the same standard?

Search "teacher fired" for a glimpse of what goes on in the real world." Sep 19, 15 9:33 PM

Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/) is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.[1][2]" Sep 20, 15 10:34 AM

Literally, misogyny is manifested in many ways and sexual objectification is one of them. Sexual objectification defined is the act of treating a person as an instrument of sexual pleasure. Objectification more broadly means treating a person as a commodity or an object, without regard to their personality or dignity. Taking that a step further, female sexual objectification by a male involves a woman being viewed primarily as an object of male sexual desire, rather than as a whole person... aka misogyny.

I would suggest that there was nothing "free" about the video and most certainly nothing about "love." " Sep 21, 15 9:41 AM

Methinks that has absolutely nothing to do with the poor judgment of the assistant principle but abundantly clear some can't distinguish the difference between four letter words.

"Superintendent Dr. Scott Farina said in an email. “In fact, we actively teach our students the importance of good character and making smart choices. Additionally, this is not representative of who we are as a district, nor of our students and staff.”" Sep 22, 15 9:28 AM

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin Endorses Trey Gowdy For House Majority Leader

"The POTUS refused to pursue a SOFA and then telecasted his intentions to the Muslim word on how and when he would be pulling out early"

“I’ve kept the commitments I’ve made, I told you we’d end the war in Iraq, we did.”

“You know I say what I mean and I mean what I say – I said I’d end the war in Iraq, I ended it.”

~ Barack Obama." Oct 3, 15 6:38 AM

"1) Since we were never IN Syria (the only theater in which Russia is operative), President Obama could hardly tell "the Muslim wor[l]d" that we were pulling out (thereby "forcing" Russia to "step up and get the job done.")"

I see you don't grasp the concept and transition of "Now" and "..." too well huh hat, as in, transition of thought. Hows convenient. Now back to the point only ignored by the willfully ignorant and Obama's "telecasted his intentions to the Muslim word" as captured in the debates with Romney.

“With regards to Iraq, you and I agreed, I believe, that there should be a status of forces agreement,” Romney told Obama as the two convened in Boca Raton, Fla., that October. “That’s not true,” Obama interjected. “Oh, you didn’t want a status of forces agreement?” Romney asked as an argument ensued. “No,” Obama said. “What I would not have done is left 10,000 troops in Iraq that would tie us down. That certainly would not help us in the Middle East.”

" Oct 3, 15 10:53 PM

LOL, well which is it hat? Your conclusions are a bit contradictory.

"Your post is completely delusional and devoid of the slightest shred of substantiation."

"The one truthful datum in joe's otherwise tendentious flummery is that President Obama refused to agree to a SOFA in Iraq"

Are you now also saying Obama didn't refer to ISIS as a JV team?
We know he tried unsuccessfully to back peddle when asked to clarify only to be reviewed in context by Fackcheck in the eir analysis titled "Obama Fumbles ‘JV Team’ Question"

Seems we might be on to the second bit of accuracy in joe hampton's post... <--- btw, the ... means more to follow.

" Oct 4, 15 2:47 PM

"Now, to silliness: Did President Obama call ISIL the “JV”? Who cares?""

Well, for one, me. It speaks to the fallacy of your original allegation let alone the "Your post (joe hampton) is completely delusional and devoid of the slightest shred of substantiation"and speaks directly to joe hampton's point that this administration has"failed miserably."

Two points proven, now on to the third and keeping with the topic, are you seriously saying Bergdahl served with honor and distinction as the Obama administration has claimed?
" Oct 4, 15 4:06 PM

Last I checked highhat, Susan Rice works for "the Obama administration" as clearly stated in y post and joe hampton accurately referred to "The people around him." You miss the mark again.

Regardless of what the findings and court martial recommend as punishment (if any), any nincompoop can deduce that Bergdahl didn't serve with honor and distinction just from the mere fact that he left his post - or is that in question as well?

If "Fair-minded Americans will await the outcome of the court martial" as you claim, why is it that Susan Rice can make such a claim of Berdahl serving with "honor and distinction" well prior to any decision?

Three down, and case closed from my perspective now that the claim of "delusional and devoid of the slightest shred of substantiation" has been debunked, let alone, proving that liberalism really is a mental disorder. I had a blast and leave you to play with your multiple personalities. " Oct 5, 15 10:01 AM

Yeah, what the hey... "Obama Fumbles ‘JV Team’ Question" Factcheck.

You truly wanted for readers to decide for themselves, but only include a partial reference. How disingenuous. But as you say, who cares?

"...from Bengazi to refusing to call the extreme Muslim terrorists by the proper name ISIS ( not isil ) .The people around him ( Iranian born Valerie Jarrett ) have failed miserably and he in turn is a disgrace to the office."

" Oct 5, 15 12:05 PM

Zeldin Reflects On Boehner's Resignation And What Is Necessary To Move Forward

"Lee Zeldin betrayed his country by colluding with the Likud Party of Israel to smear President Obama with false charges of financial manipulation"

Didn't Zeldin merely co-sign a letter asking the IRS Commissioner for in inquiry into allegations of inappropriate political activities by tax exempt groups stemming from media reports?

Yes, I do approve of this behavior for it holds elected officials and government programs accountable! " Oct 6, 15 10:49 AM

Breathe hat... breathe. This is of course, your opinion.

Reasoned people will readily sift through that rabid verbal concoction. " Oct 7, 15 3:08 PM

"American politicians must begin to pay attention to the well-being of their country and their constituents rather than to the interests of those who fund their political campaigns."

Which American politician is receiving foreign funding for political campaigns let alone not paying attention to the well being of their country and constituents? That's a lofty allegation!" Oct 9, 15 3:44 PM

Rep. Lee Zeldin Announces Over $990K in Funding for The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative October 3, 2015 Press Release

Hauppauge, NY– Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) today announced $999,999 in funding for The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative, a program run by The Retreat Inc., which is based in East Hampton.

The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative, based in Hauppauge, seeks to provide assistance to low-income and at-risk fathers in an effort to prevent incidents of family or domestic violence, and empower these individuals to form and maintain healthy relationships, effectively parent their children, and provide them with the tools they need to support themselves and their families, both emotionally and financially. The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Family Assistance and the generosity of private donors throughout the community fund the program.

Congressman Zeldin said, “I am proud to announce that The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative will receive the funding they need to continue their great work in Suffolk County. Providing those in need with the tools necessary to better themselves and their families is an important initiative that is indicative of the character of our Long Island community; and I am confident that The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative will continue their great work for Long Island.”

Karen Lombri, Program Director, said, "I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to continue this important work with fathers in Suffolk County. This funding will allow us to help fathers to be better able to care for their children both financially and emotionally and participate in violence-free healthy and mutually supportive relationships.”

The funding was secured through The Administration for Children and Families, which is part of the Department of Health & Human Services, and supports the economic and social well-being of individuals and families across the nation." Oct 11, 15 9:57 PM

Well at least we now know your position on low-income families, domestic violence and the family unit.

See previously noted Press Release for Representative Zeldin's environmental accomplishments as noted by The Nature Conservancy and his “Supporter of Nature” Award presented to him on October 6th." Oct 14, 15 5:23 PM

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin Calls For State Department Spokesman John Kirby To Step Down

Representative Zeldin is correct on all counts.

"Again, this is not about the U.S. fighting Israel's battles for them. This is about the shameful, reluctance of the Obama administration to strengthen relationships with allies around the globe like Israel because of a twisted understanding of who America's friends are and who are our enemies.”" Oct 16, 15 12:48 PM

Oy vey. The subtitle to your source is this:

Moshe Arens: Generous assistance reflects common strategic interests and values, rather than lobbying pressure.

..." “It’s a gift, but not entirely a gift, because part of it has to be spent in the U.S.,” says Arens.
" Oct 17, 15 2:36 AM

Moshe Arens: Generous assistance reflects common strategic interests and values, rather than lobbying pressure." Oct 19, 15 6:13 AM

What, you're retracting your own source now? In case your forgot...

HHS wrote: * Haaretz, "U.S. Aid to Israel Totals $233.7b Over Six Decades" by Ora Coren and Nadan Feldman Mar 20, 2013

Response: "Oy vey. The subtitle to your source is this: Moshe Arens: Generous assistance reflects common strategic interests and values, rather than lobbying pressure".

" Oct 19, 15 8:00 AM

No problem hat. We'll now just use main titles of articles when substantiating or refuting claims. But it doesn't change the fact, much to the dismay of the radical left, that Arens is correct in his assessment that the assistance to Israel over the years reflects common strategic interests and values. " Oct 20, 15 10:56 AM

"Either way, it is essential that the article to which they refer be read critically in order that one not grossly misinterpret the heading in ignorance (or in deceit.)"

Citing a subheading to an article does not grossly misrepresent the heading, it provides critical context to a concluded fact (Aid to Israel Totals $233.7b Over Six Decades). BIG difference. Learn it, know it, know it.
" Oct 20, 15 2:14 PM

If you say so hat, if you say so. You citing the headline, the source and authors and me citing the subheadline be damned. Clearly, one persons context is another persons basis for allegations of deceit. " Oct 21, 15 8:37 AM

"Most Americans would hide in shame were their self-serving, duplicitous characters to be so clearly (and embarrassingly) revealed"

Hillary did what needed to be done. After all, there was an election at stake. Self-serving, duplicitous, embarrassing.... you betcha'. But it was perpetrated by Barack, Hillary and company.
" Oct 25, 15 1:19 PM

You must be so proud. The corrupt media comes to the rescue once again. It is good to be a democrat. Across the board - applying to all. NOT! Self-serving, duplicitous, embarrassing.... you betcha'. There was an election to win after all. " Oct 25, 15 9:48 PM

LOL... and what a performance it was. It's typical for the left to celebrate when "up" is the only direction to go. Not sure where you've been the last 15-20 years of so, but we haven't had an objective mainstream media in some time, let alone the current day sources you quoted. Now the same lame press is running with the "best 10 days" talking points for Hillary's campaign which under any sort of analysis, isn't saying too much given her sad state of affairs.

I would expect nothing more than reaction like "satisfied" from the radical left in light of the months and years now of Hillary's deceit. Or as the Washington Post put it..."Yet, every time Clinton had a chance to shine she, well, didn't." When up is the only direction there is, well, woo hoo, the typcial leftist reaction is to be "satisfied" at the win and "amused" at those who point out her failed record and deceitful actions." Oct 27, 15 7:06 AM

I think it is absolutely adorable that hat thinks the mainstream media's intention is to report the news, when it reality it's sole intent and goal is to engage in behavior manipulation... and by "adorable" I mean utterly delusional. After all, there was an election at stake when Hillary began the lies about Benghazi and we have another one on the horizon.

Congratulations on the big win once again hat. " Oct 27, 15 7:54 PM

UPDATE: Fence Installed At Historic Burying Ground Removed Over Weekend

"Since Hillary included NO data in her emails that was classified when she wrote them..."

Not sure if it technically criminal or not, but she IS responsible for determining if email she is handling IS or IS NOT classified -whether she wrote it or not. If it IS supposed to be classified (based on its content), she IS responsible for taking the necessary corrective action. The very FACT that she had the clearance, signed the document acknowledging that she would follow security standards, places her at risk of the appropriate prosecution, whatever that is. If it were you or I, we'd be toast. " Nov 10, 15 8:09 AM

Zeldin Blames Health Care Reform Failure On Republicans Who Put Politics Over Policy

But you mentioned Gretchen Carlson in relation to the 2014 Fair Pay act that ensures companies with federal contracts complied with labor and civil rights laws, citing it as the mechanism that allowed her to go through the courts. I'm confused as well by your use of the example." Apr 4, 17 8:28 PM

JB, you're 0 for 2 tonight, at best. It is not the duty of Presidential appointees to unmask, or request unmasking, in issues where no linkages to any investigation is apparent. Susan Rice was a user of intel, not the investigative arm. You've jumbled the players in the process you've described, and their roles. There is significant evidence it was abnormal. And to add, there has been no evidence of any improper ties with Russia in regards to Trump, or efforts of direct interference in the political process. Allegations only began to surface with Trump ties to Russia after he won the election because it's the only thing the left has. See earlier reference to no evidence of any Trump wrong doing. " Apr 4, 17 8:57 PM

For what? Sour grapes over the last election doesn't rise to either preponderance of the evidence, nor reasonable cause -as much as some think it should. " Apr 6, 17 12:37 PM

You don't know too much about establishment Washington or the GOP, do you dfree? You see, there are facets to the GOP that don't subscribe to establishment elitist GOP Republican politics, which in some issues, is indiscernible from establishment elitist Democrat/Liberal politics. And that God for that, because we'd have nearly a one party system otherwise. " Apr 6, 17 1:56 PM

Amid Fears Of A Labor Shortage, Congressman Lee Zeldin Promises Action to Local Growers

April 11, 2017

Rachel Madcow 9:00 PM 2,677,000 viewers
Bill O'Reilly 8:00 PM 3,605,000 viewers

Source: TVbythenumbers - Alex Welch - April 12, 2017

What say you?

" Apr 12, 17 11:26 PM

Simply asinine. Caring for 9/11 first responders doesn't pass the far left litmus test for doing anything apparently, so the importance of care, screening and services for the selfless 9/11 first responders is minimized in lieu of cheap ideologue fodder. April 11, 2017 Lee Zeldin Press Release - $60 Million grant for the Stony Brook University WTC Wellness Program. But yeah, pissing of the crazy left works just fine, too. " Apr 13, 17 12:51 AM

I guess it all depends on your definition of the phrase "hasn't done a thing for the East End," hat. I view the Honorable Mr. Zeldin's support and advocating of services and resources that residents of the East End and the entirety of District 1 (in this case 9/11 responders) potentially use as "DOING something for the East End." Whether you and company apply the same reasonable standard, is entirely of your own choice. " Apr 18, 17 11:46 AM

As self important as you seem to believe you are hat, the Honorable Lee Zeldin represents the entirety of District 1 and its residents. No, I don't think we'll find him doing special interest favors for things such as fire work permits, but yes, I believe we'll find him representing the interests of District 1 with integrity and without fear or favor for the good of all. If you'd like to learn more about Mr. Zeldin's accomplishments, support, advocacy and efforts for District 1, I'll direct you to his website." Apr 18, 17 3:19 PM

Right I am! We've now established several important programs the Honorable Mr. Zeldin has had a hand in that positively impacts District 1 and East Enders. 9/11 first responder care and services - not good enough for you. Restoration of Long Island Sound - not good enough for you (there are more if you are so inclined). Just so I can understand the arbitrary standards of this moving goal post, what would YOU like to see? What meets your standard? Clearly you're in the "will never be happy with Mr. Zeldin no matter what category." " Apr 19, 17 11:13 AM

Ahhh, yes, those non-movig goal posts, yet strangely we've gone from "hasn't done a thing for the East End" to "unique critical needs (such as...)"... Perhaps you missed Mr. Zeldins's already established bi-partisan action and support on Long Island Sound pollution and shore restoration through The Long Island Sound Restoration and Stewardship Act. Doesn't affect the East End you say? I say you're full of yourself. I'll once again point to the Honorable Mr. Zeldin's House website for an exhaustive list of how he is working for District 1 and the East End. " Apr 20, 17 11:08 AM

Here's an idea hat. Educate yourself and search Lee Zeldin and coastal erosion. That silence you hear is because you have your listening ears turned off. You'll see things like:
Rep. Zeldin Announces Massive $1.16 Billion in Funded Projects for Next Phase of Fire Island to Montauk Point dredging, erosion, beach nourishment and shoreline projects.

" Apr 21, 17 12:52 PM

Yes, hat.. the very same article you called a "puff piece for Zeldin" as the Honorable Mr. Zeldin appealed to constituents to get involved in the critical public comment phase for an erosion project, you know, the very things you've repeatedly said he doesn't do. " Apr 23, 17 11:46 PM

... One might even conclude your efforts hat to dismiss the Honorable Mr. Zeldin's efforts by the "puff piece" comment give clear indication Mr. Zeldin IS working hard on the very things you've said he doesn't do. " Apr 23, 17 11:49 PM

Conclude as you will to my assessment hat, It is based merely on what you posted. Unless you are completely void of the workings of the comment process, the conclusion your making would appear to be deliberately disingenuous. The regulation, funding authorization and political process is designed with checks and balances - one of which is public comment. While the Honorable Mr. Zeldin can do everything within his power and authority to lobby for additional funds which HE HAS DONE, the process itself has its own limitation, one of which is budget constraints. I know "budget contraints" is like liberal kryptonite, but that is the reality. " Apr 24, 17 9:48 AM

Them's a lot of words hat, but how many examples must one cite to refute the baseless claim Mr. Zeldin "hasn't done a thing for the East End? I think we're at four so far that meets your criteria alone.

Zeldin - coastal erosion... learn it, live it, know it...." Apr 24, 17 3:30 PM

Only "de minimis" in your mind hat... No doubt a nameless, faceless person, much like yourself, would readily take any opportunity to take cheap shots. But the fact remains, the Honorable Mr. Zeldin IS working hard for the East End. Whether that effort is met with success speaks more to constraints outside of Mr. Zeldin's control. than it does Mr. Zeldin. But again... he is doing everything within his power and authority on important East End and District 1 initiatives. " Apr 25, 17 10:55 AM

No discourteousness intended nor portrayed hat, I've purposely avoided that level contrary to taunts of such. The facts speak clearly on their own merit. I understand you don't like Mr. Zeldin, and that's fine. But to say he "hasn't done a thing for the East End?" is simply not factual. And yes, I believe he is taking every opportunity to do everything within his power and authority on important East End and District 1 initiatives. Whether that supports your naked BELIEF is yes, you guessed it, another story. I've cited example after example of ACTION taken by Mr. Zeldin. You've cited nothing by ideologue hyperbole. " Apr 25, 17 1:04 PM

Hogwash! Securing funding is not.... ineffectual. Being engaged in issues is not... ineffectual. Actively lobbying and promoting action is not.... ineffectual. HA... some would say that if mother nature wanted the Atlantic Ocean to roll over on us it will do so, and there isn't a darn thing you, me, Mr. Zeldin or he predecessor could do about it. If you want to halt the rise of the oceans, I'd suggest the former President Obama as your ideal District 1 candidate for that's what he promised to do.

" Apr 26, 17 9:09 AM

I'm not surprised you'd misrepresent my reference to "some people" as the position of Mr.Zeldin hat. The "some people" I was referring to were other posters in the thread where you chastised the SHP for the Zeldin "puff piece" which essentially lauded his work and support for coastal erosion - you know, the very initiatives you've repeatedly said he "hasn't done a thing for"." Apr 26, 17 10:28 PM

Clearly no inference to the Honorable Mr. Zeldin hat, poorly written on my part is debatable. Crystal clear however is that you chose to infer a linkage from the reference "some would say that if mother nature...". Perhaps it is preconceived beliefs on your part that could be at issue hat. Mr. Zeldin has not even remotely subscribed to any of the issues as being unsolvable nor unimportant given his arduous efforts and results in securing funding on many fronts. In fact he has continuously led efforts, one such example, Co-Chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus and founding member of the bipartisan Congressional Estuary Caucus. In fact, he has secured funding, $1.16 Billion to be exact for District 1. Bravo Mr. Zeldin!" Apr 27, 17 10:49 AM

If you're counting hat, count accurately. It's the 6th? time you've ignored factual evidence which refutes the bogus claim that the Honorable Mr/Zeldin "hasn't done a thing for the East End."

Here's the latest from today:Washington, DC – Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) announced today that he has just reintroduced his bipartisan bill in the House of Representatives to prevent the sale of Plum Island by the federal government to the highest bidder. " Apr 27, 17 11:19 PM

Congratulations, Po Boy! - - - At last!
You finally found a topic in which The Honorable Lee has expressed interest that is uniquely important to East Enders as well (rather than to Nutmeggers, NYCityites, Nassau residents, and The Honorable Lee’s preferred up-island constituents [in descending order of emolument.])" May 1, 17 8:10 AM

"The rest of us wish that he would have asked the feds for money for (Water Mill's) beach renourishment."

Last I checked hat, Water Mill fell somewhere between Fire Island and Montauk, and was considered in current Army Corp of Engineers prioritization of needs as part of the Fire Island to Montauk Stabilization Project to which Mr. Zeldin successfully increased funding by 48%. This effort went toward beach and waterfront nourishment on the Great South Bay, Moriches Inlet, Fire Island, and Westhampton barrier islands, among other locations. It also includes dredging of Shinnecock Inlet (on the East End if you were wondering) and local management plan of Georgica Pond, and continued erosion protection along Potato Road and Downtown Montauk. Water Mill was likely a lower priority given it was part of a 2014 replenishment effort.

" May 2, 17 8:05 AM

I would disagree hat your assertion that water pollution and quality, legislation providing resources for Long Island Sound Restoration; commercial fishing, and tourism, the National Estuary Program established by the Clean Water Act and which promote water quality and wetland restoration and Fire Island to Montauk Point dredging, erosion, beach nourishment and shoreline projects are not unique interest to the East End." May 3, 17 8:02 AM

Come on hat, Mr. Zeldin secured a 48% increase is beach restoration type work to the tune of $1.16 billion for beach and waterfront nourishment on the Great South Bay, Moriches Inlet, Fire Island, and Westhampton barrier islands, among other locations. If you want to talk Montauk specifically, look to the continued erosion protection along Potato Road and Downtown Montauk. If you want details, they are included in the Army Corp General Reevaluation Report." May 3, 17 11:36 AM

"Baseless and unfounded".... yup!" May 4, 17 10:54 AM

Mr. Zeldin "hasn't done a thing for the East End." From just the recent Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 244) to fund the federal government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017.

$8 million in funding for the Long Island Sound Program, an increase of $4 million in funding, $26.7 million in funding for the National Estuary Program, and $72.5 million in funding for Sea Grant. " May 8, 17 8:10 AM

Once again, you ignore the obvious. They most certainly do pertain to the East End. Just more examples of the work Mr. Zeldin is doing for the remainder of the year and these projects alone. " May 8, 17 1:03 PM

Zeldin Votes In Favor Of ACA Repeal; Schumer, Gillibrand Say They Will Work To Defeat Replacement Plan In Senate

Democrats are exhibiting their typical lack of standards - other than double standard, as they belly ache over the very thing they said Trump should do - fire Comey. " May 10, 17 11:35 AM

Zeldin Says No Special Prosecutor Needed After FBI Director Fired

Let's start at the beginning. What's the crime? Months of inquiry has led to zilch and statements by those in the know that support no wrong doing." May 16, 17 12:28 PM

Hmmm what?" May 16, 17 12:39 PM

A few thoughts johnj on another fine example of there's nothing about nothing in the accusations.... there is nothing less than a covert coup transpiring to unseat a duly-elected President of the United States by a leftist ideologue political base and corrupt media (but I repeat myself) that have a tingle up there legs to recreate their Watergate heyday. The real story here is people at the highest levels of government are leaking information to the news media about President Trump's discussions. That's potentially a serious crime." May 17, 17 7:38 AM

Yes zilch. Easily explainable in the light of continuous fake news." May 17, 17 11:44 AM

Mr. Z, you fail to acknowledge the testimony of former Deputy Assistant Secretary Of State for International Programs For Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb before The House Select Committee On Benghazi on December 15, 2015 and in 2012. In 2012 she testified that she told Eric Nordstrom, a Regional Security Officer In Libya, that if he submitted a request for more security, she would not support it. HOUSE OVERSIGHT AND REFORM COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN DARRELL ISSA (R-CA): "Ms. Lamb, yesterday you told us in testimony that you received from Mr. Nordstrom a recommendation but not a request for more security. And you admitted that, in fact, you had previously said that if he submitted a request, you would not support it. Is that correct?" LAMB. "Sir, after our meeting last night, I went back and-at the time-" ISSA: "Well, first answer the question, then I will let you expand. Did you say that yesterday, that you would not support it if he gave you the request?" LAMB: "Under the current conditions, yes." ("The Security Failures Of Benghazi," Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, Hearing, 10/10/12. p.52). Benghazi Accountability Review Board: "Board Members Found A Pervasive Realization Among Personnel Who Served In Benghazi That The Special Mission Was Not A High Priority For Washington When It Came To Security-Related Requests." "Overall, the number of Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) security staff in Benghazi on the day of the attack and in the months and weeks leading up to it was inadequate, despite repeated requests from Special Mission Benghazi and Embassy Tripoli for additional staffing. Board members found a pervasive realization among personnel who served in Benghazi that the Special Mission was not a high priority for Washington when it came to security-related requests, especially those relating to staffing." (U.S. Department Of State, Accountability Review Board Report, 12/18/12, p. 5). In 2012, Lamb Testified That Budget Cuts Had Nothing To Do With Security Decisions In Benghazi. ROHRABACHER: "It has been suggested the budget cuts are responsible for lack of security in Benghazi, and I'd like to ask Ms. Lamb, you made this decision personally, was there any budget consideration and lack of budget that led you not to increase the number of people in the security force there?" LAMB: "No, sir." (Committee On Oversight And Government Reform, U.S. House Of Representatives, Hearing, 10/10/12)." May 19, 17 8:32 AM

Politics aside if that is possible, budget cuts were NOT the reason why three Americans died in Benghazi. They died because of on-the-ground decisions related to what we now know to be inadequate security - and decisions made by State Department leadership to NOT consider improvements to inadequate security to which there was no nexus to funding. Those decisions boiled down to deciding inadequate security was not a priority." May 20, 17 9:32 PM

Yeah, all that energy and effort Making America Great Again can be exhausting." May 21, 17 6:29 PM

The real question, is the Left Islamaphobic or Misogynist? Hillary Clinton tried to pass herself off as a champion of women, but the leaders of Islamic countries easily bought her silence on their poor treatment of women by donating many millions of dollars to the Clinton Foundation. With marked contrast to Hillary Clinton's silence, Ivanka Trump is actually stepping up and doing something positive for women in the Mid East, much to Leftist dismay. " May 21, 17 8:58 PM

Jeanne d'Arc as you say hat? Not really. Just a simple unselfish act. " May 22, 17 9:09 AM

Good for Flynn. As we saw during the Obama administration and parade of officials who plead the fifth, it doesn't equate to guilt or misconduct or so the story would go. " May 22, 17 9:47 PM

Arnold, Google my friend, it's not classified information and to most who are paying attention, it's common knowledge - the count is somewhere around 10 - at least - and that's considering a corrupt media that is incapable of doing its job when a Democrat is in office. " May 23, 17 12:02 AM

More like wishful thinking. Declared unproven by Snopes on May 15th. As you know, an indictment indicates being charged with a crime. No crime has been identified as being committed. At best for those cheering for an indictment, precedent would dictate a sitting president would have to be fully impeached before being charged with a crime. It seems unlikely federal prosecutors would contradict the Department of Justice. " May 23, 17 8:47 AM

Conflating issues is what the Left does best. Should we vet all Brits now you say June B and perhaps Mr. Z? That statement misrepresents what the the executive orders are on its face value. The executive order has two major components. It temporarily suspended entry of all refugees - those who want to resettle in the United States - for 120 days and barred refugees from Syria indefinitely. It also prohibits nearly all citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days. No where are Brits mentioned. But yes, IF Brits or anyone for that matter are coming to the US to live, they should go through certain vetting which (GASP!!!) may look at travel and associates from the 7 countries identified as terrorism hotbeds (Abedi visited Libya and Syria), and certainly those who come onto the radar as having indications of being radicalized as Salman Abedi had been identified as having become by his parents." May 24, 17 9:12 AM

Here's what we know. 1) Either a leak occurred on a alleged conversation between Trump and Coates/Rogers to the WP - possibly a crime or it is a fabrication - also a crime. 2) two current and two former officials, made the statement to the WP. 3) The administration denied such a conversation took place. 4) Coates refused to corroborate the conversation took place. WTF are we even talking about here? NOTHING! It's unsubstantiated BS." May 24, 17 9:36 PM

Ahh. Good catch hat t/y, not that it changes anything as the whole thing remains as I stated before in my bottom line... UNSUBSTANTIATED. Washington Post May 22 By Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima “The White House does not confirm or deny unsubstantiated claims based on illegal leaks from anonymous individuals,” a White House spokesman said. “The president will continue to focus on his agenda that he was elected to pursue by the American people.” UNSUBSTANTIATED.

I suppose you're looking for evidence to support an incident that questionably ever took place? I see how this works. Guilty until proven innocent is the new Leftist credo. " May 25, 17 3:49 PM

Oh good, hat is making predictions! We know what that means if the election results are any indication. Accused "Right-Wingers" are the hoot (wait for the pattern!), yet Leftists have called for Trump to be impeached — despite having never seen any actual evidence against him and despite the fact Comey was required by law to report any potential obstruction of justice to federal authorities, which he didn’t do. See a pattern by our leftist friends? If they aren't in deny deny deny mode, it's attack attack attack - all despite the evidence, or in this case, without ANY substantiated evidence. " May 26, 17 9:21 AM

"The Donald FIRED Comey while he was in the midst of investigating Trump..." Wrong hat!

HE (Comey) was not investigating Trump. This is a misrepresentation of facts. HE (Comey) does not investigate... the FBI investigates. Second, Trump is not under investigation. Circumstances of possible Russian involvement in the election is being investigated. Not Trump. There remains no evidence indicating collusion. This is a Leftist pipe dream. Something that has no evidence... isn't and shouldn't be the source of an investigation. But it would seem, this is the police state tactics the Lefists have deployed. " May 31, 17 9:42 AM

So someone you know, was told something by someone they know about an issue, in which the details are unknown. Hmmm. Ok, got it." May 31, 17 1:59 PM

Community Reacts To Southampton Village Board Candidate Using Slur In Call To Police

"If she were a Republican this would be a non-issue and all the usual suspects on here would be defending her."

Bull!!!" Jun 1, 17 10:11 AM

Zeldin Says No Special Prosecutor Needed After FBI Director Fired

One think I've learned is that the angrier and more crazy our Leftist friends get, the better things are going for Republicans and the country and in June B's case, President Trump. I give this ^^^^^ a solid 9.8 on the ACME Angry Scale. So June B, since you make nothing more than unsubstantiated sweeping generalized statements like, "still-active entrenched machine..." Now, please add a ".... such as...." to provide some clarity as to whether it is your opinion or you are attempting some linkage to an actual fact, or worse yet a reference to some slanted source who is using its own blind unsubstantiated rhetoric. " Jun 1, 17 4:08 PM

No coincidence June B on the 200 contractors, because you're recycling year old news that dates back to the 1980s. Here's a thought, maybe there is a good reason the contractors didn't get paid. The only thing I've ever built is a house; and payments to contractors are done by % of completion; and the last payment is never paid until the contractor has completed any "punch list" items.....so I do understand how some are late paid or their bill is re-negotiated to compensate for the incomplete or unsatisfactory work. I'm sure those "getting stiffed" certainly feel stiffed. " Jun 2, 17 8:33 AM

Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces $2 Million To Improve Water Quality On Long Island

Hat forgets where the Sea Grant funding comes from. Thank you Lee Zeldin for your vote supporting this reauthorization of funding and for leadership in efforts such as the April 3, 2017 bi-partisan letter to the Appropriation Committee supporting full FY 2018 funding for the Sea Grant Program which makes possible actions such as Governor Andrew Cuomo's announce and additional $2.05 million in funding to support the state Sea Grant." Jun 5, 17 10:21 AM

UPDATE: Valerie Smith Posts Apology On Facebook For Using Racial Slur

About the same time Trump allegedly said that in response to the question, "what are you thinking about when you are shaving in front of the mirror in the morning? Trump, appeared baffled Singer wrote. Hoping to uncover the man behind the actor’s mask, Singer tried a different tack: “O.K., I guess I’m asking, do you consider yourself ideal company," Bill Clinton was getting hummers in the Oval office. What's your point? More importantly, who is the REAL bona fide sociopath? And, what drives those who post BS like this twenty years later, huh Mr. Z?" Jun 5, 17 11:07 PM

Governor Andrew Cuomo Announces $2 Million To Improve Water Quality On Long Island

Very happy to get to the meat of the facts hat. Bravo for the NYS DEMOCRATS for FINALLY stepping up to fund more than the standard $400,000 per year for the health of the East End natural resources (against the Federal governments millions – thank you Mr. Zeldin). The very politically expedient move by our esteemed governor made for one great photo-op but leaves one wondering where Democratic led efforts have been the last few years.

As far as any "defunding" of the Sea Grant Program, this has not occurred yet and if it does occur, it will be for no lack of efforts to save it from Mr. Zeldin. His open bi-partisan letter to the appropriation committee dated April 7, 2017 urged support for the continued Federal funding of the Sea Grant Program and program for the East End.
" Jun 6, 17 8:41 AM

Of course you're mistaken hat for it is the ignorant who automatically think the worst of those who hold a differing of opinion. Deliberately? Please. Where I erred was in the details that the NYS Democrats who you lauded have historically shown very little support for such programs given the limited funding they've allocated. Not to mention, I failed to correctly estimate the political expedience and intentions of a good photo-op. Yes, I should have known there was more to the story.

Conversely as referenced by the $72.5 million in CR 244 allocated for federal funding for the National Sea Grant College Program, it's a natural assumption and conclusion to draw that federal funding was involved. But all that aside, we both know your real issue is with Mr. Zeldin who you continue to deliberately mislead readers through quotes like, "Mr. Zeldin hasn't done a thing for the East End" and "as a result of the disinterest of Congressman Lee Zeldin in our problems". " Jun 6, 17 10:09 AM

Sorry hat, since the discussion is limited to the East End, we're gonna have to take the Pine Barrens off the table as a qualified talking point. I see no reason to include since the health of Long Island Sound is of no significance to you. “Casuistry”, anyone?

" Jun 9, 17 1:31 PM

....Says the guy who doesn't think the health of Long Island Sound impacts the East End (minimizing the work and funding supported by Lee Zeldin) and cheaply and routinely politicizes environmental issues and the good work that is being done simply because it's by a Republican ... You see hat, I'm the person in this discussion who believes ALL of District 1 is important and it's ALL interrelated. This is our community and I actually find your politicization of this issue completely ignorant in itself. " Jun 12, 17 7:48 AM

I will repeat my statement from April 13 to your position - Simply asinine! Our interaction at that time began with your nonsensical and ridiculous statement that Mr. Zeldin "hasn't done a thing for the East End" (Your exact words), followed a week later by a deflection to specifically the environment after examples were show that Mr. Zeldin IS working hard for District 1. When it was pointed out all the work Mr. Zeldin IS doing for the East End and it's unique needs you minimized those efforts instead now hanging your hat on the recent efforts our governor for FINALLY doing his job, in all likelihood, in a grand stand of political showmanship - in the back drop of proposed budget cuts that Lee Zeldin has loudly opposed. " Jun 12, 17 10:34 AM

Incorrect per your standard protocol hat. Claiming lack of relevance of national programs is the evolution of the spin you've placed on the discussion as the most recent attempt to minimize important efforts Mr. Zeldin has successfully undertaken. You continue to place cheap political partisanship over the well being of the East End. While you criticize the strategy of national programs, one might suggest in the framework of billion dollar budgets, forming caucuses, building partnerships and establishing coordinated efforts based on shared unique needs is actually an incredibly SMART strategy Mr. Zeldin has undertaken for it allows for a bigger bite of the apple. Could you imagine asking for $2 million or even 5.3 million in a budget that size? Reality check hat... that's peanuts and it would NEVER see the light of day. But please, continue to applaud the efforts of your Democratic heroes for finally stepping up and doing the job they should be doing rather than rely on the big pockets of the federal government." Jun 13, 17 9:59 AM

Oh come now hat. "Proposed my a**. The $1.16 billion in FUNDED efforts for the Fire Island to Montauk revitalization effort, funded at 48% higher than the $600 million as a result of Mr. Zeldin's efforts will most certainly begin before either the Pine Barren funding or clam seeding sees the light of day - other than the promotional stunt of course which only ANNOUNCED funding. " Jun 13, 17 11:23 AM

You are full of many things hat. Comprehension isn't one of them. How you've now chosen to categorize the discussion - work done vs. funded vs. proposals only, is of your own doing for it simply suits your argument and is typical of the evolution of a bankrupt point of view. Remember, we started with your claim "Mr. Zeldin hasn't done a thing for the East End." That's been well refuted now...over and over and over again. " Jun 15, 17 8:33 AM

Your argument is absolutely lame hat. "Insignificant" is by your own admission, your belief. Sorry to advise this to you, but you don't self righteously determine what does and doesn't get cited as supporting an argument. BUT, if we applied that logic, you ALSO would have ZERO argument - "while the governor's $5.3 million has yet to be spent", and we wouldn't be having this lovely exchange.

We know that Mr. Zeldin secured a 48% increase in funding for the Fire Island to Montauk revitalization project to the tune of $1.16 billion, I'm still waiting for you to identify an additional $1.1 billion for even the score to the governors paltry $5.3 million. My append on Jun 13, 17 11:23 AM gives great detail of where Mr. Zeldin's secured funding of $1.16 billion will be spent in District 1 - including the East End. " Jun 15, 17 10:24 AM

From Mr. Zeldin's website where the $1.16 billion will be spent and has been specifically earmarked for: -Beach and dune nourishment throughout the Fire Island to Montauk Point area, including beaches and waterfront on the Great South Bay, Moriches Inlet, Fire Island, and Westhampton barrier islands, among other locations. -Dredging to maintain Fire Island Inlet, Moriches Inlet, and Shinnecock Inlet. -Groin (jetty) modifications at Westhampton and Ocean Beach. -Raising of 4,000 homes, and road raising in Mastic, NY for 5.9 miles of road to protect 1,054 homes, including Riviera Drive. -Support of the local management plan of Georgica Pond, and continued erosion protection along Potato Road and Downtown Montauk. -Construction of dunes on Dune Road and option for a “betterment” project to raise Dune Road. The plan also includes a variety of coastal and wetland restoration projects that will use the natural environment to reduce flooding, erosion, and storm damage, while also preserving the natural environment and habitat for wildlife. This will be especially beneficial in areas like Mastic Beach where bulkheading or other hard structures are not the solution, and for back bay areas where the loss of wetlands has led to flooding. " Jun 16, 17 9:32 AM

What in life is guaranteed hat? Yep, that's what I thought.

But, since the $1.16 trillion has been approved within a federal budget as such, it's legally mandated to be spent in that manner. Guaranteed... it's the closest thing you find to it...you bet. " Jun 18, 17 5:08 PM

Well hat, at the end of the day it would seem even by your ridiculous assertions, Mr. Zeldin performed admirably, and at NO FAULT TO HIS OWN, Mr. Zeldin delivered for District 1 and the East End which is the focus of our discussion." Jun 18, 17 11:09 PM

Conclusion? Only yours, hat. Where we part is I don't dwell in the hypothetical. We know this for FACT: Mr. Zeldin as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee secured $1.16 billion dollars for District 1, to include beach nourishment, dredging and shoreline projects on the East End, to which you have issue with seemingly based on political ideology. It's interesting how you applaud one project for Shinnecock Bay but dismiss another for Shinnecock Inlet - paradoxical? - you bet your hat! " Jun 20, 17 8:23 AM

Focus hat.... we're discussing your defense of the comment "Mr. Zeldin doesn't do a thing for the East End".

Clearly, by working to secure $1.16 billion in funding for District 1 beach nourishment, dredging and shoreline projects - much of which includes the East End, Mr. Zeldin most certainly does. But I'm now perplexed by the newest revelation that you support one program for Shinnecock Bay (Democrat) but against another for Shinnecock Inlet (Republican)... Ooops... is right. One can only conclude you're either a rabid ideologue or really don't give a hat about the East End.

" Jun 20, 17 10:31 AM

Tedious perhaps hat, for your hat is covering your listening ears. " Jun 21, 17 8:20 AM

hat, you're double talk is so incredibly pervasive I hardly know where to begin.

1) If I say the $1.16 billion is for District 1, please restrain YOUR presumptuousness and refrain from telling me that I said it will be ony for the East End

2) Mr. Zeldin has performed his duties admirably by supporting and ensuring funds impacting concerns of the East End were received.

3) Item 2 YOU claim the "final result of the inchoate process is unknowable" YET, you say "By contrast, a vanishingly small percentage of the Fire Island to Montauk proposal will be so spent (on the East End). If I may use your own words agianst you yet again - "The blatant hypocrisy that you exhibit in this discussion is epitomized by your determined blindness to this dichotomy."

4) You have YET to my knowledge say you support the dredging of Shinnecock Inlet. if I have missed it, I welcome you pointing it out as an admission of Mr. Zeldins success.

Rational East Enders have observed Mr. Zeldin's engagement and success in dealing with the unique challenges of District 1 and the Est End going on three years now. Our conclusion are iindeed informed by that behavior in light of the political ideologue and demagoguery of some who choose politic over the well being of their neighbors.

" Jun 22, 17 5:15 PM

Yawn hat, you're boring me with your incessant babble, falsehoods and misdirection - BUT we are making a little progress to cast aside the patently false statement which you have more than shown you support, that "Mr. Zeldin hasn't done a thing for the East End". I’m pleased to see you support the dredging of the Shinnecock Inlet to which Mr. Zeldin secured funding for among many other projects impacting District 1 and the East End – all total $1.16 billion.
So YOU won’t consider the project in question a success until “it’s DONE, and DONE PROPERLY.” On the surface most would agree. HOWEVER – being the political ideologue that YOU are, we both know what that subjectivity means and that the standard will never be met as long as a Republican is at the District 1 helm. It will NEVER be good enough for a political ideologue hell bent on using political prejudices rather than rational argument – all at the expense of his fellow neighbors.
" Jun 23, 17 6:27 AM

My OPINION of the appropriate "behavior" of a Congressman hat? My summary was nothing more than a result of a google search on the duties of a Congressman. There is nothing opinion about it. Problem is, and another fine example of your astounding hypocrisy accusing others of what you are guilty of, it is but YOUR opinion and prejudiced standard that has engulfed your entire laughable argument. " Jun 23, 17 12:35 PM

Blind in your eyes hat, that's what this is really all about.... Your self righteousness.... not Mr. Zeldin. $1.16 Billion to District 1 is a lot of bacon... including several projects that will benefit the East End... Shinnecock Inlet... Westhampton and Ocean Beach... Georgica Pond... Dune Road... coastal and wetland restoration projects... and this is just ONE slice of your so called bacon. If it were a Democrat, you'd be defending the funding and happier than a pig in S**t. Please..." Jun 26, 17 8:16 AM

So happy hat we were able to dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding the blatantly false and ridiculous statement that Mr. Zeldin "hasn't done a thing for the East End."

We began with evidence of Mr. Zeldin's announcement of funding that would benefit 9/11 first responder health issues. With the goal posts moving, we then moved on to environmental issues which included his efforts on water pollution in Long Island Sound and local East End estuary programs. We then moved on to his support against the sale of Plum Island to private entities (which you seemed to applaud). We then covered Mr. Zeldin's participation in numerous committees and caucuses, and finally, covered his securing of a 48% increase in funding - totaling $1.16 Billion for District 1 and the Fire Island to Montauk Point restoration effort which is slated to include local projects for the dredging of Shinnecock Inlet (which you also support) as well as other local dune and beach projects. I look forward to clearing up future "misconceptions" with you. " Jun 27, 17 9:11 AM

It's "OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN" hat because you've provided nothing more than your conflated OPINION "OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN" when the FACTS state otherwise. Give credit to Mr. Zeldin where credit is due rather than the entrenched idealogue conjecture and we'll call it a day. " Jun 28, 17 3:32 PM

$1.16 Billion dollars allocated to the District 1 Fire Island to Montauk Point restoration project...including several projects that will benefit the East End... Shinnecock Inlet... Westhampton and Ocean Beach... Georgica Pond... Dune Road... coastal and wetland restoration projects... Your illusion of that so called discredited FACT is only matched by the self righteousness and ideologue nature of your attempt to discredit it. " Jun 29, 17 11:03 AM

Misleading how so?

I've offered an example of a project that has been allocated for District 1 which includes several sub projects slated for East End action. To my knowledge and short of information which you can specifically provide that says they WONT's happen, I see no difference in your planting of the flag of success for a program which HASN"T YET TAKEN PLACE as stated in this article "Mr. Cuomo announced that Albany has set aside..."

Your middle name isn't Hypocrisy is it hat?

" Jun 30, 17 12:42 PM

Got it hat, you've got nothing other than your opinion. You certainly don't have anything that states East End projects included in the $1.16 billion - including Shinnecock Inlet... Westhampton and Ocean Beach... Georgica Pond... Dune Road... coastal and wetland restoration projects - won't happen. You've got zilch. Mr. Zeldin clarly IS doing positive things for the East End." Jul 1, 17 2:22 PM

Well, where is your proof? I've shown $1.16 billion on the table...." Jul 10, 17 7:45 AM

Zeldin Defends Comments About Donald Trump Jr., Voices Concerns About Threats By Celebrities

The Southampton Press... sinking to new depths one fake news story at a time. The only thing missing from this hit piece is a twitter quote from long time Donald Trump nemesis Rosie O'Donnell who tweeted - "shove ur fact pattern up ur a*s @XXXXXXX"... among other lovely nuggets.
" Jul 20, 17 10:52 AM

If only it were all true hat - but your point is misleading as usual. Congress originally set the cap at 66,000 workers for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30 for H2B (non-agriculture workers). In May, lawmakers (thank you Mr. Zeldin just for you hat) gave DHS Secretary Kelly authority to approve up to an additional 70,000 temporary visas - again - for H2B. H2A visas for (agriculture workers) aka "EAST END GROWERS" ---->HAS NO CAP. Businesses can hire as they wish based on their needs when US workers are not available. " Jul 21, 17 8:21 AM

As a matter of unfortunate fact hat, your original post as you wrote it focused on numbers of H2A visas - specifically “15,000 additional temporary visas, but NONE for AGRICULTURAL workers” and “president’s exclusion” - you intentionally and incorrectly played a numbers game as it relates to the H2A program. " Jul 24, 17 8:01 AM

That's NOT what you stated hat (conflating one issue with the other), and I responded to what you wrote. You wrote on the sheer number of H2A visas, incorrectly applied a correlation to the lack of a cap on H2A (agriculture and what you wrote) and cap on H2B (non-agriculture to what you cited) and THEN castigated the president for not including an increase to visa numbers (to which there is no cap for H2A - "EAST END GROWERS" as you referred to them) and then our good Congressman for not doing anything to solve a problem (with H2-B visas mind you) that requires a complicated change in (immigration) legislation or at minimum, a rewrite of regulation which is a lengthy - often years long - process." Jul 25, 17 11:49 AM

But alas, the citation to which is old and well read when it was originally posted doesn't have a lick to do with the sheer number of H2A visas for "EAST END GROWERS." The linkage in your original post to the president's adding of visa's and as you now assert, was to H2B visas - NOT H2A. This is why your post was pointed out as misleading. Own it.

Finally, a simple search on "agriculture labor shortage on Long Island" will provide ample documentation that certain groups have been making this claim for years - well before Mr. Zeldin became our esteemed Congressman. "Growing Shortage of Farm Workers
bridget shirvell | NOVEMBER 13, 2014 Lipulse. So why didn't Tim Bishop in 12 years do anything about the problem of H2A backlogs? Don't get me wrong. Asking those in the agriculture business to weigh in on the H2A process is like asking La Raza to weigh in on immigration reform.... but Bishop squarely was either asleep at the wheel or perhaps the problem is complicated and difficult to solve (let alone in five months).
" Jul 26, 17 8:29 AM

Simply incorrect hat and I'll point you to one line from my citiation... "For years farmers and their supporters have looked to immigration reform as the solution to the labor shortage problem". The point now reiterated showing the long standing problem ("For Years" subtracted 2014 the date of the article=Tim Bishop incompetence using your standard), I'll further reiterate the point there is simply no cap on H2A visas to which you used to attack both the president and our good congressman, so that leaves just one issue - the so called, questionable and yet to be proven logjam.

If you have sources showing No sand, No money I'm all ears.... it's been demonstrated for starters projects of those you note are part of the $1.6 Billion of funding allocated to the Army Corp.

Now on to transgender in the military... Why would someone in the middle of changing gender (trans) be permitted in the military? The military make decisions of who can and can't be in the military based on deployability. If you had a severe peanut allergy, you would NOT be permitted in the military since it would impact your deployability to Peanutstan. The trans in transgender impacts deployability. It's that simple but I won't expect tons to understand simple. " Jul 27, 17 10:44 AM

Leggo my Eggo hat... I'm repeating my rebuttal to your assertions to re-rebutt your re-reassertions. You asserted there is a cap on H2A visas, I rebutted. You re-reasserted... I re-rebutted. Simply put, there is not a cap on H2A visas. We could end it there, that is, unless you re-re-re-re-re-reassert the misleading assertion.

Ho-hum re: the August 24 citation and merely FAKE NEWS – to use your very own words – “…Every program of this sort is subject to modification by such things as budgetary underestimations. Moreover the Army Corps Chief has yet to give final approval to the project.” The $1.6 Billion speaks volumes. Mr. Zeldin did his job and did it will - both in securing funds and imploring citizen engagement.

As far as the Rand Study, they are merely a group that attempts to improve policy and decision making through research and analysis. Ultimately, it is the decision of the Commander-in-Chief to flush out what is best. You further and once again typically and incorrectly assume ignorance on the part of others who point out something, but yet omit other information for the sake of brevity in this case the sub group of the trans gender who are actively getting treatment. Rand aptly addresses the deployment concerns of those engaged in treatment. Whether it is significant is up to Defense leadership to determine. And then there is the cost considerations..... $millions......

" Jul 27, 17 12:59 PM

Hat, please refrain from gravitating into the abyss for the sake of us all, focus my friend. So, one more time, to your one more time....There is no cap on H2A agricultural workers (we agree). "but NOT A ONE for the farm workers that local farmers asked The Honorable Lee to arrange." is moot, misleading, and factually inaccurate for no where in the aforementioned article is sheer number mentioned NOR indicated as "the problem". Of course there is "NOT A ONE".... it's a bottomless pit if it can be justified! Infinity plus one is STILL infinity.

What IS mentioned is industry opinion which of course would like regulation streamlined and eased to get needed workers easier but that is tied to immigration law, to which as we discussed but will point out once AGAIN, even the great Tim Bishop in 12 years failed to resolve, but you castigate the Honorable Mr. Zeldin for inaction in 5 months.

I say tisk tisk to partisan ideology which seems to be at the expense of our neighbors. " Jul 28, 17 1:43 PM

Hat, your initial statement "but NONE for AGRICULTURAL workers as EAST END GROWERS had requested Congressman Zeldin to facilitate.*" is not only misleading, it doesn't even accurately reflect the content of your own citation which focused on alleged "logjam" of visas... not numbers in existence. You've conflated two, no three issues (number of visas, content and conflation of H2A and H2B specifics), likely fueled by ideologue vitriol, and rather than focus on the facts as you presented them and I responded, instead would like to throw a smoke screen up and focus on whether I read a four months old citation to which YOU and I shared countless exchanges on THAT thread. " Jul 31, 17 8:31 AM

Man Convicted Of Southampton Village Home Invasion Sentenced To 21 Years In Prison

People..people... have you not seen the article, "Crime Is Down In Southampton Town, Police Chief Says." Please.... can we have calm.... all is well in the oasis...mirage...whatever. " Aug 3, 17 9:48 AM

Protesters Converge On Stephen Schwarzman's Water Mill Home

How about Obama lies then June B? Barack Obama December 17, 2010: In remarks before signing a bill to extend Bush tax cuts, Obama called it "a substantial victory for middle-class families across the country." He added: "They're the ones hardest hit by the recession we've endured. They're the ones who need relief right now." Obama described the bill as "a package of tax relief that will protect the middle class, that will grow our economy and will create jobs for the American people."
" Aug 7, 17 10:57 AM

Peaceful Protest Held In Bridgehampton A Day After Violence Erupts At 'Unite The Right' Rally In Virginia

What is your position on Antifa June B? Just curious, because when the president denounced ALL groups of hatred, bigotry and violence HE was standing for equality and justice for all. " Aug 14, 17 12:20 PM

You didn't answer the question, and covered your tracks with misinformation and zero context. Should we infer that you support the actions and tactics of Antifa?" Aug 14, 17 1:19 PM

"Antifa fights for equality and social justice. Black Lives Matter fights for equality and social justice."

You mean, like the Antifa propaganda graphic posted on their website that call for the "elimination" of Trump supporters in similar fashion as that of the Nazi's in WW II? Or maybe, "what do we do to pigs in a blanket, fry them"? Call it what you will, both Antifa and BLM have demonstrated hateful and often violent tactics and as such just a stones thrown from the supposed fascist groups they oppose. " Aug 15, 17 8:47 AM

Making an edit to remove "supposed" from my above post. Point being, there isn't much difference in hate groups whether it be the KKK, Antifa or whatever other group that espouses hatred, bigotry or violence. Ignorance is the common denominator. " Aug 15, 17 9:17 AM

UPDATE: East Hampton Town Officials Denounce Violence In Charlottesville

Makes you wonder WHO is benefiting from the intentionally ginned up chaos and violence.

Answer: Democrats who were desperate to find a way to regain relevance. That includes the Democratic politicians who gave the stand down orders to the police down to the ignorant Antifa bigots who came to provoke a fight. They got what they wanted from the ignorant and bigoted KKK. " Aug 17, 17 8:14 AM

The facts are irrefutable indeed. Two sides came armed for battle. Both hold bigoted and hate filled extremist views and both have a history of violence. " Aug 17, 17 9:39 AM

Most definitely? LOL. Thank you Dr. June Bug. I'll personally wait for the pee test, or Hillary the resident expert of medicating, to weigh in. " Aug 22, 17 9:51 PM

Judging from the defensiveness we've confirmed it was intended to poke fun at those with a disease. I think we've hit a new level (low) of self-riotousness. Tell the AMA it's not a disease. The official National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism would disagree with as well. " Aug 23, 17 3:30 PM

Ohhh, so you were poking fun at people with DISORDERS. My bad even though the AMA, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and even AA would say otherwise. If you think a person "chooses" to drink themselves into a slow death over the course of countless years while wreaking havoc to themselves and families, you've either A) never met an alcoholic or B) have serious anger toward someone who was and refuse to accept it for what it was. " Aug 23, 17 7:29 PM

From Wiki: Ethanol, also called alcohol, ethyl alcohol, and drinking alcohol, is the principal type of alcohol found in alcoholic beverages. So no, in it's purest form, ethanol is not a poison.

We've yet to see any from you Mr. Z on the classification of alcoholism as a disease by authorities such as the AMA, AA or the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Tick tock..." Aug 24, 17 6:36 PM

Water is lethal if you drink enough of it.

Meanwhile, one can't wonder how far you've wandered off the farm. Come home brown cow! Tell us more about how alcoholism isn't a disease. Please refute the AMA, AA and NIAAA... PLEASE!" Aug 24, 17 11:39 PM

Medical Dictionary Definition. Alcoholism or alcohol dependence is defined by the American Medical Association (AMA) as "a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors influencing its development and manifestations."" Aug 25, 17 5:34 PM

Yeah, we all know how antiquated the American Medical Association is. " Aug 26, 17 11:46 AM

Seems the "peaceful" fascist "ant-fascists" were at it again last night.

Anarchy in Berkeley: A hundred black-clad antifascists with 'no hate' signs storm rally, pepper spray leader of conservative Patriot Prayer group and clash with cops
•Ten have been arrested after skirmishes on Sunday between competing rallies in Berkeley, California
•Thousands of protesters joined a left-wing 'Rally Against Hate' march in the college town
•They descended on a handful of pro-Trump protesters at 'No To Marxism' rally that had been called off
•Over 100 black-clad masked antifa broke through police lines waving anarchist flags, assaulting several
" Aug 28, 17 10:59 AM

BULL!!! Antifa and BLM are violent, hate filled and bigoted movements.

One would be wise to NOT equate ALL to anything...that includes TRUMP SUPPORTERS an the police. But that is exactly what they do. " Aug 28, 17 10:28 PM

Deplorable. Black Lives Matter and/or those identifying with BLM participate at the same events as Antifa - protesting side by side... In UNISON, violence* and all. Did you miss that portion of the Charlottesville footage?

Where are the so called moderate democrats - you know, the significant majority you've referred to - condemning Antifa and BLM for the violence, dangerous rhetoric and bigoted views?? You can't even suggest that ALL lives matter without blow back.

*Black Lives Matter’s Violence Undermines Its Credibility
Black Lives Matter protests the country over have turned violent. This is not the way to get justice. By Nicole Russell
JULY 12, 2016 The Federalist" Aug 29, 17 9:12 AM

Unbelievable. It sure doesn't take you long to migrate off to tangential topics. I never once said in my point that BLM was responsible for what transpired in Charlottsiville, what i said was "protesting side by side... In UNISON, violence and all." Who started it.... who cares. I guarantee you whatever you read the truth is in the middle* with ALL SIDES BEARING RESPONSIBILITY (including local authorities). For every "first hand account saying it was the KKK, you'll find one stating it was Antifa. Don't bore me with citations pointing fingers for the violence of an incident where multiple entities were clearly at fault.

Right and Left on the Violence in Charlottesville

" Aug 29, 17 2:33 PM

I see you've abandoned any reference to the fascist Antifa and the violence, hatred and bigotry it espouses, choosing instead, to plant the flag with BLM. You can claim one last time, or countless next times that BLM is LMAO*... "PEACEFUL." The KKK says its not racist. What's your point? My point is that if it quacks and walks like a duck....it's a duck. When they calling for dead cops, has a platform that insists black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise, causes property damage in the process, creates an environment that agitates and directly and/or indirectly results in death, injury and property damage....hmmm....that duck be a-walkin'.

*Permanently disabled’ Baton Rouge officer sues Black Lives Matter for 2016 ambush shooting By Katie Mettler July 10 

" Aug 30, 17 11:03 AM

I see you've completely ignored information that runs contrary to your point, choosing instead, LITERALLY... NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE.

Permanently disabled’ Baton Rouge officer sues Black Lives Matter for 2016 ambush shooting By Katie Mettler July 10 " Aug 30, 17 6:25 PM

More Hypocrisy from Black Lives Matterby IAN TUTTLE July 12, 2016 Too many protestors choose to escalate tension and increase the likelihood of violence." Aug 31, 17 12:21 PM

"but an unsanctioned, spontaneous, thirty-second incident cherry-picked from an otherwise innocuous event of some hours."

But yet, those chanting the disgusting, reprehensible and dangerous rhetoric just hours after a Texas Deputy was gunned down in cold blood and chanted in ear shot and feet away of St. Paul police leading the protesters... held Black Lives Matters signs. Rashad Turner, the organizer of the St. Paul march saw nothing wrong with what was chanted.... referring to the rhetoric you've called "reprehensible," as just words.
" Sep 4, 17 11:20 PM

“At any point when the rhetoric ramps up to the point where calculated, coldblooded assassinations of police officers happen, this rhetoric has gotten out of control,” Sheriff Hickman said. “We’ve heard ‘black lives matter.’ All lives matter. Well, cops’ lives matter, too. So why don’t we just drop the qualifier and just say ‘lives matter,’ and take that to the bank.”" Sep 5, 17 3:10 PM

Hmmm. Whose sentiment holds more value and meaning? A Sheriff who sees first hand the implications of dangerous rhetoric, or a, um.... well, I'll leave it there.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” MLK

" Sep 5, 17 10:09 PM

AP/ September 3, 2015. Two sentenced for bomb plot in wake of Ferguson police shooting...The sentences for Brandon Orlando Baldwin, 24, and Olajuwon Davis, 23 - identified by federal agents as New Black Panther Party members."" Sep 6, 17 11:08 AM

From wiki - the Black Panthers were known to chant "Off the pigs!" which helped create the Panthers' reputation as a violent organization.

Sound familiar?

" Sep 6, 17 10:36 PM

Like Naomi and Sammy, every entertainer has a front man and the business of public agitation, mayhem, rhetoric and violence is no different. BLM is nothing more than the front man who manages public image while setting the stage for its miscreants to run loose. It allows those inclined to condone the abhorrent behavior to dismiss and rationalize it. " Sep 8, 17 10:15 AM

Don’t criticize Black Lives Matter for provoking violence. The civil rights movement did, too. Martin Luther King Jr. deliberately courted violence. By Simone Sebastian October 1, 2015" Sep 8, 17 2:50 PM

Shouldn't you be out buying Hillary's book of lies? " Sep 12, 17 10:13 PM

Zeldin Votes Against Bipartisan Harvey Relief Bill After Debt Ceiling Measure Is Added

So much for Zeldin voting lock step with the President!

I'm enjoying the veiled compliments to President Trump his usual detractors don't even realize they're giving. " Sep 13, 17 9:43 AM

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