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President signs historic health care legislation into law with Bishop's support

Though this legislation falls short of meeting all the healthcare needs,it is a first step toward total coverage.The healthcare debate has been going on for 100 years,and its always the conservatives who have opposed it.
Thank you,Congressman for voting for this bill,hopefully we can expand it and build a better system of healthcare distribution and cargiving with further additions to it.We have never had a starting point before,and though it is opposed by some-mostly due to either ignorance or simple obstruction-it lays the foundation for future improvement.
The republicans decided not to participate in its passage,opposing even amendments they themselves had proposed.Let history judge them for theirindifference to the needs of the American people;let them go the way of the Whigs,a footnote in history to their self-inflicted mortal wounds." Mar 24, 10 8:48 AM

Health care reform bill gets mixed reviews on East End

Beacause the 'socialised' system in their countries pay for it." Apr 6, 10 8:54 AM

Congressman Bishop prepares for difficult race but remains hopeful for outcome

Want to put republicans back in charge?
The party that is embracing the rascism of the tea party?
the people with a couple of hundred members who are ethically challenged?
http://www.republicanoffenders.com/" Apr 13, 10 7:14 PM

Local Tea Party movement holds two rallies on Tax Day

The deficit spending began with Reagan in the 80's.He is also the one who started the "southern strategy' when he announced his candidacy for president in Philadelphia,Mississippi-where the civil rights workers were killed in 64.He continually used rascist code words to rally southerners to support him.His policies began the degradation of process in favor of policy-and the republicans have been trying to destroy it since.
During Clintons administration,the republicans began their wholesale opposition to anything the democrats tried to do.The contract with America was an abject failure,and Newt Gingrich was forced out for engaging in questionable practices in congress-but he left leadership to John Boner,who is as toxic to the epublican party as Gingrich was.During the 90's the republicans perfected the ability to shut the democrats out of decision making,and that lasted until the dems won back congress in 2006.Again,the republicans changed the processes that worked for 200 years;thats where the responsibility lies.To this day,they have no concrete plans except to oppose the democrats-which they have done consistently.They took a page right out of the protofascist playbook;it has now been manifested in the teaparty movement-a movement hat even the teabaggers-a nme they called themselves without protest until they figured out it has other meanings-and now the republican party,which includes the tea party movement-has splintered and fragmented.How many black republican senators are there?How many black republican house members? There were what-6? black people at the teabag gathering on tax day?Not very epresentative of the African Americans in this country.
Whites will be a minority in this country in a few years;those who won't face that will cling to the right wing,which has effectively become a regional party.They cry 'we want our country back". What do you want back?Pre civil rights era? Pre new deal? Do you want to bring back Jim Crowe? Put minorities back in their place?They all overwhelmingly support the democratic party,and for good reason-they are represented by them.
I recommend that thos interested in saving this country realise that government is necessary.What would you give up?Fire protection?Are you going to negotiate with a private contractor while your house burns down? What about roads? How about if every road becomes a toll road. Let's get rid of the food and drug administration. Public schools. public transportation.
What would you be willing to give up to lower your taxes?" Apr 22, 10 11:17 PM

your wrong,Obama is against the VAT-(from yahoo news)

"I think I directly answered this the other day by saying that it wasn't something that the president had under consideration," White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters shortly before Obama spoke with CNBC.

After the interview, White House deputy communications director Jen Psaki said nothing has changed and the White House is "not considering" a VAT."

" Apr 23, 10 10:07 PM

http://www.lafn.org/politics/gvdc/Natl_Debt_Chart.html

" Apr 23, 10 10:18 PM

The world is chanmging-people want the security of guaranteed income in old age like what is provided by social security;they also want quality healthcare available without fear of losing everything they own.They want regulation on wall street so whatever they invest will safely be there when they retire.They want to be able to buy homes and be confident that whomever they purchase a mortgage from will be responsible and willing to share a small portion of the risk so more people can have confidence in lending institutions.

The demographic is changing as well;whites will be a minority in a few years,and that scares the hell out of many,especially since the republicans have spent years alienating blacks and Hispanics by opposing programs that help them gain education and employment opportunities,like affirmitive action.Policies like the one passed in Arizona today that promote racial profiling;suppression of voting rights through literacy testing and poll taxes in the past,yet still advocated and sometimes even practiced like the disenfranchisement of voters in Florida in the 2000 election.
The teabaggers scream for less government in our personal lives yet when Terry Schaivo was in a vegetative state,how many on the right opposed the republicans trying to make the supreme court intervene in the difficult personal decision that her family had to make.
The debt load was passed on by a repubican-like every republican in the last 40 years.The last thing we should do is elect more republicans;it'll be more of the same." Apr 23, 10 10:41 PM

Its democratic majority.
You degrade yourself with ignorant misrepresentations of the proper name of either political party." Apr 23, 10 10:45 PM

Yes,these corporations-the ones that have shipped our jobs overseas over the last 10 years-should get more tax incentives.
And our military,which we spend more on than the rest of the world combined,would really suffer if it wasn't prepared to be sent into another war fabricated on republican lies.

No one depends on the government to make them wealhy;they rely on the government to provide a stable society-and destroying the government would destablise our society." Apr 23, 10 10:56 PM

no,its an ignorant insult invented by rush limbaugh,and it has been adopted by even more ignorant peoiple who have no respect for our government.
" Apr 23, 10 11:04 PM

Hampton Bays school budget includes 18.5 percent tax hike

"We should have concentrated on teaching him to sign his name or send him to a special school"

A child with a disability is entitled to go to school in his own community.Its called a Free Appropriate Public Education.

Children with disabilities sometimes have gross motor impairments and coordination issues;some have difficulty with writing." Apr 24, 10 8:35 PM

Local Tea Party movement holds two rallies on Tax Day

Then you can provide links to back them up?" Apr 24, 10 8:58 PM

Personal screw ups,like constant partisan attacks by the republicans in the form of subpeonas and challenges to his personal finances?Which,by the way,he was cleared of.
As far as budgetary issues go,th republican congress increased earmark spending almost tenfold from 1992 toi 1999." Apr 24, 10 9:04 PM

How about suficient taxes to pay for what we need and effective government?" Apr 24, 10 9:09 PM

Rally held to support push for federal immigration reform

A state law cannot supercede a Federal law.
Arizona's law is unconstitutional.
If someone wants to give them free bus passes,I'll assume that they're buying?
'Show me your papers'-is that what you want?
didn't someone else try that,along with forced deportation and imprisonment until they came up with a "final solution"?
Ban them from entitlements? More 'show me your papers'?
Jobs will open up?At what wages?Will they be jobs someone can support a family on?Or just poverty level jobs?What will employers do when they have to
pay Americans more than they're paying illegals? What will the illegals do when they no longer have work and still choose to stay here?I think they'll find other ways to make money.
They need a path to citizenship,a process long and hard enough for them to have to earn it.Number 19's suggestion seems reasonable,and it is the direction the government appears to want to go-if we can get beyond the partisanship and actually encourage our lawmakers to attack and solve the problem." May 5, 10 10:48 PM

you sound like a rational person.LOL!!!" May 5, 10 10:51 PM

Do they base it on your language skills,national origin,how you dress or skin color? That's what they're proposing in Aryan-zona" May 6, 10 10:00 AM

So,naturally,you propose that we not educate them.Do you also propose repealing the 14th amendment?
Once immigrants meet the requirements for citizenship they are more educated in civics and history than most of the general population." May 6, 10 10:05 AM


Maybe you should do a little homework before you post innaccuracies-

http://mediamatters.org/research/201004270035" May 6, 10 10:11 AM

we get it already!" May 6, 10 10:12 AM

I already did.
thus my sarcastic response to the comment" May 6, 10 10:14 AM

no,it isn't-

http://mediamatters.org/research/201004270035" May 6, 10 10:15 AM

Your response is typical of someone who pracices class warfare.

Look up Proto-fascism sometime." May 6, 10 10:20 AM

You acknowledge that their facts.
what are you posting?" May 6, 10 9:28 PM

again,where do you get information from?Cite sources so we can check them out.
Otherwise your credibility is in question." May 6, 10 9:35 PM

Bush could have sen up immigration reform after 9/11,when he had the whole country behind him,but who opposed it?The republicans,who are still opposing immigration reform.
Illegals have been flocking here for years-since Reagan gave them amnesty
-" May 8, 10 8:35 PM

We still don't see you citing sources for your positions.
voices in your head?" May 8, 10 8:38 PM

They're illegal immigrants,and human beings.
referring to them simply as illegals dehumanizes them and makes it easier to hate them." May 9, 10 8:27 PM

Town reassessment complicates Hampton Bays school tax scenario

Education is not a commodity,its n investment in future generations.The return on investment depends on our willingness to allow our youth to develop inquisitiveness and curiosity and to explore it though challenges from both the education system and the desire for a better understanding of the changing world.Learning is evolution and should be treated as such." May 10, 10 8:37 AM

Rally held to support push for federal immigration reform

Media matters uses factcheck.org to verify claims.
Factcheck.org has debunked many myths hat some here have claimed-prbably throughthe chain e-mails sent out like the one cited in factcheck.org's link.Most of it seems to be based on the broadcasts of Lou Dobbs,who was fanatically anti-immigration.

http://www.factcheck.org/2009/04/cost-of-illegal-immigrants/

" May 10, 10 12:32 PM

to make it discriminatory? Would tat suit you?" May 10, 10 12:33 PM

The estimated cost of deporting illegals is $94 billn in 2007,not counting the cost of finding them and trying them in court.Not to mention the manpower that will need to be re-diverted from other areas of law enforcement.

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2007/09/13/estimate-for-deporting-illegal-immigrants-94-billion/

I still don't see you posting anything but hyperbole and opinion.
got a problem with facts?" May 10, 10 1:01 PM

Town reassessment complicates Hampton Bays school tax scenario


Nice cherry picking.
Jefferson also wrote about education-

Thomas Jefferson-". . . whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government; that, whenever things get so far wrong as to attract their notice, they may be relied on to set them right."

1."that democracy cannot long exist without enlightenment.
2.that it cannot function without wise and honest officials.
3.that talent and virtue, needed in a free society, should be educated regardless of wealth, birth or other accidental condition.
4.that the children of the poor must be thus educated at common expense."


and this-
1."To give every citizen the information he needs for the transaction of his own business;
2.To enable him to calculate for himself, and to express and preserve his ideas, his contracts, and accounts, in writing;
3.To improve, by reading, his morals and faculties;
4.To understand his duties to his neighbors and country, and to discharge with competence the functions confided to him by either;
5.To know his rights; to exercize with order and justice those he retains; to choose with discretion the fiduciary of those he delegates; and to notice their conduct with diligence, with candor, and judgment;
6.And, in general, to observe with intelligence and faithfulness all the social relations under which he shall be placed." (as cited in Peterson, 1960, p. 239)" May 11, 10 9:52 AM

I agree that most of the innefficiencies are in the administrative end;a self-sustaining beauracracy based on the self-importance some (but not all) administrators put on themselves.
I am an alumni of HBHS;I now live in Southampton,where I have 2 children in the school system.I am involved in the school,and I encourage all parents to become involved-that's how you learn about the issues that will affect not only your kids,but the allocation of taxpayer monies on different programs.Though there has to be a certain amount of 'give and take',without community input-if the community is apathetic toward the school,it becomes too easy for the school to take advantage of the community.
Though I am in favor of sports programs,the spending on them can be a little over enthusiastic,mostly because they appeal to a fairly small section of the school community,while cutting spending on programs like art and music,which are more enriching to the general school population,(and other programs that contribute to academic success) is self-defeating.Too much weight is given to competitive athletics simply because they are what gets the schools in the papers.
There needs to be a development of curriculum that can serve the entire community that involves every member of the school,from community event planning to local business involvement,job training programs,civics (remember civics?Not many schools teach it anymore) economics.
NCLB has been a big drain on local school districts throughout the country;preparing kids to take tests on knowledge that someone 'thinks' they should know and requiring kids to take tests developed and distributed by big corporations-who can charge not only for the test,but for the test results-costs school districts thousands-another drain on taxpayers that diverts time from actual classroom time that could be better spent on other things.NCLB has never been fully funded,yet because it is mandated,local schools pass the cost of self-funding on through taxes.Not a good use of limited resources.
" May 11, 10 6:32 PM

Rally held to support push for federal immigration reform

Call it what it is.
The law was conceived (by people with connections to white supremacy organisations) with one group in mind;it targets Hispanics;it will promote and encourage discriminatory practices toward Latinos.Despite being applicable to any illegal immigrants,we know who it is meant for.
We'll seeore incidents like the one in this vido-

http://www.kirotv.com/video/23482801/index.html
" May 12, 10 7:07 AM

Its about their place of origin.If you hire legel immigrants,why not support a path to citizenship?Deportation is not an economic or logistic possibility.

If you research the origin of the Arizona law,you'll find that what I said is true.
I never said you were a white supremiscist.Why are you so sensitive to the comment?" May 12, 10 7:53 PM

But your not a bigot." May 12, 10 7:55 PM

if you want to swim in the cesspool of rw ignorance,you should at least learn to keep your mouth close." May 13, 10 8:08 AM

Reagan is their 'little black dress'.The right likes to put it on and parade around in it whenever someone stands up to them." May 13, 10 7:24 PM

"OTHER PRESIDENTS DID IT"

Pre civil rights movement.

" May 13, 10 7:26 PM

Like I said,before the civil rights movement.
Is hat what the right mans when they say they want their countr back?
Back to the pre-civil rights movemment?
Jim Crowe laws?
Segregation?" May 13, 10 7:49 PM

It doen't mattr how many people supprt it if it is discriminatory in its nature;in a pure democracy the majority rules,butthi country is't a pure democracy;this country was designed by the founding fathers to have a mechanism to protect the minority and a constitution to assure that rights are protected.The Arizona law casts a shadow of suspicion on anyone with an accent or trait that indicates they are Hispanic.It rquirs that they produce documentation of legal residence under the threat of arrest.South Africa did that under arpartheid.Germany did that to the Jews.We are a better country than that;mass deporation won't work,the concentration of immigrants is much more than it was 50 years ago." May 13, 10 10:00 PM

Anoter law that will be struck down by the courts." May 13, 10 10:02 PM

That your not a bigot?
ever hear of sarcasm?" May 13, 10 10:10 PM

The burden of proof is on those who make the accusation;unless 'innocent until proven guilty' is just a quaint little catch phrase." May 13, 10 10:13 PM

The comparison to Germany and South Africa is right on-its the same tactics to get the same results.Deportation will cost billions-maybe hundreds of billions.Where des that money come from?How much are you willing to pay?

ahh,yes,round them up.Use cattlecars,build concentration camps.
The occupation of Iraq has gone so well.Almost ten years and we still aren't out.Hows that "we won't attempt naton building" thingy working out for ya?
" May 13, 10 10:38 PM

I quoted a NYT article previously that put the figure at $93 billion in 2007;you must have missed that.There was a link to i,too.
Do you have a source stating what illegals cost us?Is it more than $93 billion?
" May 13, 10 10:55 PM

we'll see.A law designed and targetd at a specific group based on their origin.
Maybe they're just trying to take back the part of the country w stole from them." May 13, 10 11:00 PM

It takes a real intelligent person to accuse someone of drug abuse,I've been around a long time and its a common tactic when someone is losing an argument." May 14, 10 6:55 AM

Bow your making assumptions based on your own prejuidices,which seem to be surfacing more with each post.
Maybe you should get a grip on your emotions so they don't cloud your thinking anymore.
" May 14, 10 6:59 AM

I never stated anywere anything about keeping the borders open.If you can find where I did,please point it out.Again,your mistakenly making assumptions which indicates that your responses are based on emotion rather than fact.

" May 14, 10 7:04 AM

Yes,I'm a democrat and a liberal.
But i sure know how to push your buttons,don't I?
You sure don't like to hear opposing viewpoints." May 14, 10 7:26 AM

We need to train more border control agents;supplement with the national guard to patrol (but not enforce) the borderlands.Once people are spotted crossing the border they can be intercepted by the border patrol and incarcerated until deportation." May 14, 10 7:33 AM

want more sources?
heres a cheaper estimate from the Washington Post-
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/25/AR2005072501605.html

Center for American Prgress-
http://blogs.chron.com/immigration/archives/2010/03/cost_for_mass_d.html


The L.A. Times-
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza/2008/05/expulsion-of-il.html

The Houston Press-
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2010/05/immigration.php

But you'll dismiss anything I post anyway as 'liberal bias' because yu won' let facts cloud your thinking." May 14, 10 7:47 AM

read your history.
or have someone draw you some pictures." May 14, 10 7:49 AM

Southampton School Board suspends high school principal and assistant principal, who are then hired by East Hampton

I think we should wait until the whole story comes out before we inspire a run on tin foil hats." May 19, 10 3:27 PM

I think Mr. Fine an Ms. Mondini should have been clearer about their motives,and I think the School Board overeacted;theres enough blame to go around.The initial report left too much room for speculation and its timing (released on budget night) was ill-timed-itcould have waited until this morning.
Its also apparent that there are more than a few recent graduates and present students who are dissatisfied with Mr. Fines leadership;As a paren of a child in the school.I think its important fo the administration to have thesupport of everyone in the community,including students and parents.
That said,I wish Mr. Fine and Ms. ondini all the bestin their new endeavor and its time to move forward and tackle the educational issues important to the entire community." May 19, 10 6:16 PM

Taser case against Southampton Village to begin in September

I hope the family wins the lawsuit.Tasers,though they can be effective in someituations,have been connected to a couple of hundred deaths." May 28, 10 8:45 PM

The man had a disability;the parents informed the police of it.The police are supposed to be trained to deal with situations without resorting to violence.He was killed because he had a disability,all you can say is its the victims fault.
" May 28, 10 8:51 PM

They tased him to death,isn't that good enough for you?" May 28, 10 8:52 PM

Taser lawsuit inches toward trial

Of course,supporters of eugenics come right out and advocate what was done in Germany in the 30's.
" May 29, 10 7:34 PM

Vice President Biden visits Southampton over holiday weekend

Obama is not the first president to miss the Arlington ceremony. Ronald Reagan spoke at West Point one year, and went to his California ranch another year
George H.W. Bush, a war veteran, did not go at all.
Bill Clinton, who did not serve in Vietnam and had a rocky time with the military, went to Arlington all eight years
George W. Bush, who also avoided combat service in Vietnam, attended from 2003 onward

" May 31, 10 8:39 PM

The Post Office does not receive taxpayer ollars,it is self-funded-
"Since its reorganization into an independent organization, the USPS has become self-sufficient and has not directly received taxpayer-dollars since the early 1980s."" Jun 1, 10 11:05 AM

Taser lawsuit inches toward trial

Theres a difference between a person with a neurological disorder and being emotionally disturbed;I wn't explain because judging by your rant you won't be able to comprehend.
The rights of the disabled are from the constitution,I guess you have an issue with that." Jun 1, 10 11:11 AM

Vice President Biden visits Southampton over holiday weekend

Those are accomp;ishments.
Stem cell research can help provide cures to neurological disorders like Parkinsons
By doing away withthe f22 fighter he saved the country billions in unnecassary defense spending" Jun 1, 10 6:49 PM

The right never lets facts get in the way of good spin." Jun 2, 10 9:23 PM

I don't put much faith in Sun Myung Moon's newspaper.His goal is world domination.Is he still marrying thousand at a time whether they like it or not?" Jun 3, 10 7:56 PM

Obama adding the costs of the wars Bush started and never added to the budget had nothing to do with increasing the debt?
What about the republican congress rubber-stamping Bush's budgets without debate?
Obama has re-organised how the national debt is figured out so it includes all the spending that wasn't included in the budgets in the past.
You can go worship at the alter of reverend moon if you want,the teabag agenda isn't much different than his." Jun 4, 10 7:04 AM

Who are we at war with?What country?When did congress declare this war,and with whom,since ccording to the constitution.only the congress has the power to declare war?Why haven't we caught the son of Bush's friend and financier?Is it possible to be at war with a tactic-Terror?" Jun 4, 10 9:28 PM

I'm awake.Its called keynesian economics,and cutting spending would only put us in a deeper depression." Jun 4, 10 9:32 PM

The teabaggers have been exposed;Rand Paul let the cat out of the bag." Jun 4, 10 9:33 PM

He can act in the event of an imminent threat and take pre-emptive action,but there were no imminent threats from either country that Bush took action against.The attack on Iraq was based on lies and the attack on Afghanistan was the first time in history that the U.S. ever initiated an attack on another country without provocation.
Bush overstepped his authority." Jun 5, 10 6:59 AM

by the way,rticle 2 section 2 says he is the commander in cheif of the armd forces,not that he can declare war or commit troops.
Check article 1,section 8,which grants sole authority to declare war to congress;war was never declared on eithr Iraq or Afghanistan" Jun 5, 10 7:09 AM

No,its not my opinion,its directly from the constitution,which I have right in front of me right now.Anybody with the aptitude to work a keyboard can look it up themselves.
If the founding fathers were so worried about tyranny so as to revolt,why would they allow so much power to the executive, such as giving him the sole power to declare war?Couldn't that lead to the same kind of tyranny that they just revolted against?
And if the Founding fathers were so intent on giving the president such power,why did they outline the powers of the congress in Article 1 and the powers o the president in Article 2,with no mention of the president having the singular power to declare war?
" Jun 5, 10 8:00 PM

You would have to know the difference between pre-emptive war and preventive war to understand the presidential justification for entry into Korea.
It was at the height of the Joe McCarthy era and the red care,far of the involvement of the Soviet Union and Red China at the time pompted Truman to react,with the approval of the U.N.,to intervene and stem the spread of communism." Jun 5, 10 8:09 PM

you seem to forget about Dennis Kucinich and Bernie Sanders (an admitted socialist)
Very doubtful they will be thrown out,all the right has is fringe elements that seem to be self-destructing.I'm looking forward to their re-election,and the addition of more democratic seats in the house and senate this November." Jun 5, 10 8:13 PM

This is from the War Powers Act of 1973,delineating the power to declare war-
"SEC. 2. (a)
It is the purpose of this joint resolution to fulfill the intent of the framers of the Constitution of the United States and insure that the collective judgement of both the Congress and the President will apply to the introduction of United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicate by the circumstances, and to the continued use of such forces in hostilities or in such situations.
SEC. 2. (b)
Under article I, section 8, of the Constitution, it is specifically provided that the Congress shall have the power to make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution, not only its own powers but also all other powers vested by the Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any department or officer thereof.
SEC. 2. (c)
The constitutional powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief to introduce United States Armed Forces into hostilities, or into situations where imminent involvement in hostilities is clearly indicated by the circumstances, are exercised only pursuant to (1) a declaration of war, (2) specific statutory authorization, or (3) a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces."

Bush used deception to involve us in Iraq,he was justified and supported in his aggression against Afghanistan,but abandoned that war in favor of escalating the war in Iraq.
" Jun 5, 10 8:21 PM

I never said that,and you know it,as does everybody else here who reads this forum.,Don't make stuff up just to support your argument because yoiu don't like Obama for whatever the reason is this week." Jun 5, 10 9:26 PM

Of course you resort to personal attacks because you can't come up with a valid argument.Typical behavior,I've seen it a thousand times before." Jun 5, 10 9:30 PM

Again,no response to the topic,another personal attack.If you got nothin',why should anybody here read what you post?I gave intelligent answers based on facts that anybody can check out with a little effort,which seems beyond some posters here who are only interested in hate and misinformation. If all you have is shallow attacks and talking points,good luck getting respect from anybody here who is willing to take the initiative and research what either of us say.Its about time more people become willing to call out some of the right wing blowhards and bullies around here." Jun 6, 10 7:49 AM

"So now Bush didn't insure the collective judgment of Congress either."

No he didn't.He never met the requirements of congress to justify the invasion of Iraq;he never proved there were WMD's,he never established a connection between Saddam Hussein and al Quaida,he never proved there was a meeting between al Quaida and Iraqi officials,he lied about Iraq trying to obtain yellowcake uranium from Niger,then outed a covert CIA agent to avenge the fidings of that proof.All the statements in his SOTU address in 2003 were based on estimates and conjecture from the findings of UNSCOM who were unable to find the WMD's, which, after seven years still haven't been found because Saddam Hussein was for the most part complying with the terms of the first Gulf war. Of course Hussein was posturing,he needed to in order to
keep Iran from becoming the leading power in the region,which they did when Bush attacked Iraq.The U.N. weapons inspectors never found the weapons,neither did we,and Bush forced the weapons inspectors out of Iraq when he made it clear an attack was inevitable." Jun 6, 10 7:33 PM


II won't "give it a rest"

Maybe some of you should learn to converse and debate an issue without making personal attacks.

There is a lot of rhetoric about government,yet when even those who cry about government's size and structure won't pursue an issue they, in fact, do more to promote the corruption and status quo than to fight it. Its a lazy mans' way to feed their own self-importance, just crawling on your belly like a snake on a flag and not participating in improving the process.Attacking and ridiculing others with different view points only further isolates your own position." Jun 6, 10 7:52 PM

If I made an attack that you took personally,I apologisefor using rhetoric similar to your own." Jun 7, 10 8:31 AM

That wasn't an apology." Jun 7, 10 6:49 PM

Bill Clinton will campaign for Bishop

Bishop would be much better off with Hillary campaigning for him if it were possible,she proved herself as a popular and formidible senator, imo." Jun 7, 10 7:04 PM

The teabag movement took some bad hits after Rand Paul commented on his views about civil rights and the ADA.Theres an underlying bigotry that is mostly unspoken in the movement and they're being rejected for it." Jun 7, 10 7:07 PM

Shinnecocks expect final word on recognition Tuesday

Congratulations to the Shinnecock Nation for finally getting the recognition they deserve.
Its ironic that a native American tribe that was one of the first to welcome white European settlers to our shores had to wait 400 years for the descendants of those settlers to recognise the legitimacy of their existence.
I hope this helps them improve the conditions for their people and and though it can't make up for the injustices of the past,will promote healing that is so long overdue between our people." Jun 16, 10 7:16 AM

The white race has been the biggest special interest group in this country;for over 200 years they've taken advantage of the Native Americans,minorities,immigrants and the poor.We can see that you want to keep it that way." Jun 16, 10 8:03 PM

Shinnecock tribe receives federal recognition

I don't know if this link will work-

http://www.27east.com/story_detail.cfm?id=283924&town=Southampton

if you go to the 'most commented' section in the sidebar you can find yesaterday's' article and the comments" Jun 16, 10 9:31 PM

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