Rep. Eliot Engel (D, NY-17) gets away with tax evasion.
I’ll need to remember this one if I ever have issues with my own state taxes: Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel calls Maryland home for tax break Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel may call himself a life-long Bronx resident, but he has also called Maryland his primary residence for years to get a local tax break that state officials have just squashed. Engel, who rents an apartment | Read More »
The latest New York Times did yet another story on Steele…
“Mr. Steele declined a request for an interview.” Dan Riehl caught this first, and I concur: there are times when you pick yourself up, walk it off, and get back to work – and Steele’s gotten to that point. Yes, the media doesn’t love the GOP, except as a punching bag. And yes, the media loves to see Red-on-Red fights, the latest of which has | Read More »
Scott Murphy (D-Candidate, NY-20): Against bonuses for failing companies that he doesn’t run.
It’s one thing to take a populist line on executive bonuses for failing companies; quite another to take a fake populist line. Not to belabor the point, but the netroots are eager to put one of their military-hating own into Solomon’s seat; and while the race is still Tedisco’s to win it’s also tightening. So: contribute to Tedisco, and while you’re at it, think about | Read More »
NDCF Chair condemns Scott Murphy’s anti-military stance.
…and it’s a NGO defense-oriented conservative think-tank that’s been calling for the conversion of American transportation to alternative fuels since at least 2003. Its chairman, retired military veteran James Martin, writes: On behalf of NDCF supporters who proudly represent all branches of the military, it strikes me that Mr. Murphy’s writings at his alma mater, Harvard University, when he was editor of a university magazine, | Read More »
Charlie Rangel (D, NY-15) to donate part of Stanford money.
Maybe he’s got some sort of Magic Light that can tell tainted Mexican drug-laundering money from good? Janison: Campaigns shedding donors in financial scandal [snip] Fraud allegations swirling around Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford last week drew attention to his contributions to Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-St. Albans) and to House Ways and Means Committee chairman Charles Rangel (D-Manhattan). A Rangel spokesman said $10,800 that Stanford | Read More »
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) must now repair jobs-destroying mistake.
You know, like you did here: …because you just realized that they actually do care when it comes to keeping their existing jobs, huh?
Peggy Noonan is sad about her limited shopping opportunities.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) It’s very sad: A moment last Monday, just after noon, in Manhattan. It’s slightly overcast, not cold, a good day for walking. I’m in the 90s on Fifth heading south, enjoying the broad avenue, the trees, the wide cobblestone walkway that rings Central Park. Suddenly I realize: Something’s odd here. Something’s strange. It’s quiet. I can hear each car go by. | Read More »
Permit me to correct the Senior Senator for NY.
Who is, by the way, up for re-election next year: If there is a time where the American people “really don’t care” about pork and corruption, it’s when times are good. Times are not good. Moe Lane PS: Not that he’d know. I don’t think this guy has actually worked for a living in decades. Crossposted to Moe Lane.
If this is how NY liberals are feeling, we’re going to have fun in 2010.
For those who don’t feel like risking the SAN/Intelligence loss that can come from reading one of Dowd’s columns, let me summarize: I like Blagojevich more than I like Paterson, because Blagojevich is clearly insane – do you hear that, Illinois voters? Insane – and Paterson did my friend Marquise Caroline Kennedy-Schlossberg wrong by not picking her right away. That let the awful, awful Clintons | Read More »
You know, people do get the Rangel thing.
You just have to go out there and tell them about it (H/T: Instapundit):
Omigod omigod omigod Paterson’s maybe going to go with Marquise Kennedy-Schlossberg…
I don’t know what wonderful thing I did in a previous lifetime to deserve this gift, but I’m hardly going to pass it up: Governor may be leaning toward Kennedy Two people close to Paterson tell AP they believe she’ll be his choice ALBANY, N.Y. – Officials say the daughter of the late President John F. Kennedy will be the governor’s choice to fill the | Read More »
Antiwar protestors chase disabled man through streets of NYC.
I’m given to understand that it’s just not the same when you’re chasing a gentile*. Mind you, he got away. That’s because the part of Bob Kerrey’s leg that was left behind in Vietnam is of more intrinsic value to society than a member of the antiwar movement, and is almost certainly still in better physical shape: A little after 11:30 p.m., Mr. Kerrey emerged | Read More »
Marquise Kennedy-Schlossberg’s AP courtiers polish her words.
After all, one mustn’t allow the peasantry to get caught up in any sort of superficiality, such as lack of eloquence. So this:
NY State Democrats closing ranks around slasher?
(H/T: Instapundit) It’s been obscured by the Christmas season, but it looks like that incoming State Senator Hiram Monserrate’s (D) recent attack… What? Oh, you missed it? Well, as I noted, it was obscured by Christmas. They arrested the guy after he broke a beer bottle (deliberately broken so that it’d scar more*) and then carved up his girlfriend’s face with it*. Twenty stitches around | Read More »
CBC Six feted in Caribbean Hideaway.
The first are bone-crushingly naive, of course: but the second have had a really rotten return on their investment, these last few years. But let’s check in with the New York Post, first: High-ranking members of Congress were flown to a lush Caribbean resort this month for a three-day conference planned and paid for by several of the country’s most powerful corporations – a violation | Read More »
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, Donald Payne
, New Jersey
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, Sheila Jackson-Lee
Washington Post: Step down, Rep. Rangel (D, NY-15).
Can’t have that: Step Aside, Rep. Rangel The chairman of Ways and Means becomes an unnecessary distraction. WHEN WE last wrote about Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-N.Y.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, we urged that the House ethics committee be allowed to investigate before anyone drew final conclusions. But the latest revelation of Mr. Rangel’s ethical tin ear is the most galling | Read More »
I repeat: Why is Charles Rangel (D, NY-15) Still Ways and Means Chair?
Just so you know, people will keep asking this question. Including, these days, the New York Times: The Congressman, the Donor and the Tax Break Representative Charles B. Rangel has helped raise $11 million for a City College of New York school of public service to be named in his honor. In recent months, as questions have emerged about his fund-raising, he has insisted that | Read More »
Why is Charles Rangel (D, NY-15) still Chair of Ways and Means?
Note the use of the word “Another.” Via Instapundit: Another Tax Issue Surfaces for Rangel WASHINGTON — Representative Charles B. Rangel’s legal team is reviewing his tax records to determine whether the congressman received a homestead exemption on a house he owned in Washington while living in several rent-stabilized apartments in New York City. The situation is potentially troublesome for Mr. Rangel, a Harlem Democrat | Read More »