2013 Ballot Questions-Part 6: New York and Casinos
One of the most contentious issues in Albany these days is the expansion of casino gambling in the state. The issue goes to the voters this November and has been an ongoing battle since at least 1997. In 2010, the legislative session ended before they could vote on a proposal specific to Sullivan County. This ballot question would allow seven casinos in the state. The | Read More »
New York’s #Obamacare ripping old people away from their doctors.
Because to Governor Andrew Cuomo – not to mention Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand – old people are just numbers on a screen. Numbers on a screen that don’t reliably vote Democratic, to boot. The background is that New York’s Medicare Advantage program is having doctors being removed wholesale from the network: “one health carrier alone, UnitedHealthcare, is terminating contracts with up to 2,100 | Read More »
The “Consider This!” Podcast, Episode 55: A Service Considered Essential, Banning Recreation at Recess, and Name That Quote!
The latest episode of the “Consider This!” podcast is out. Conservative commentary in 10 minutes or less. Of all the services that the government performs, which ones are considered “essential”? Which ones stay operating even during a shutdown? Here’s an example of one, and in fact, it’s a service that is active only during a shutdown. What if they held a recess and nobody played? A school is banning | Read More »
Hardcore antiwar Left attempts to hijack public anger at @barackobama over #shutdown.
You might have noticed last night the groundwork for a future attempt (probably later today) to incite outrage about war veterans getting arrested at a Vietnam Veterans memorial. Turns out that these particular war veterans get arrested every year – in New York – as part of their general antiwar protesting. Don’t believe me? Believe the Atlantic, then: The gathering took place in part to | Read More »
Tech at Night: Is Obama violating Net Neutrality during the Shutdown? Michael O’Rielly is using no ‘code words’
Still not a lot going on thanks to the shutdown, but there is the theory being floated that the Obama administration’s punitive shutdown policies are violating Net Neutrality rules. I don’t know that I agree, but it’s worth at least thinking about, as little as Net Neutrality even makes sense.
For all the people are claiming Silk Road wasn’t a significant part of the Bitcoin value, it could be that the feds are seizing 5% of all Bitcoins in circulation. But it is going to be interesting to see how seizing assets works when the assets are encrypted.
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Martha Robertson (D CAND, New York-23) to accept fundraiser from child molester.
You would think that Do not accept political favors from somebody who once molested a kid would be one of those basic Rules Of Life. You know: the sort of thing that people don’t need to be told about, before they start out on a federal Congressional career. Apparently not: Peter Yarrow, who rose to fame in the 1960s folk group Peter, Paul and Mary, | Read More »
Sean Eldridge (D CAND, NY-19 PRI) not really showing moral courage on #Syria.
I mean. Politicians are going to have to pick a side, here. Sean Eldridge, the soon-to-be Democratic congressional candidate and husband of New Republic owner Chris Hughes, is staying silent on the Syria debate, even as his opponent has stated firm opposition to a military strike. The Syria debate has put several candidates in a bind ahead of the 2014 elections — none more so | Read More »
Prevailing Wage Theory and NYC
The recent ruling in finding NYC’s prevailing wage unconstitutional was the correct decision. Bloomberg understands the fundamental economic premise regarding paying a wage what the market dictates the worker is worth. Those that support the prevailing wage policies do not. It is both unfortunate and dangerous, because implementing a prevailing wage has two effects: 1) it devastates the very people its proponents think they are | Read More »
Tech at Night: The Grand Return
So I’ve been gone a while. Sorry about that. After Summer Games Done Quick and the Redstate Gathering, I was supposed to be back in action. But a case of the shingles took me down fast. I was a sleepless zombie in pain for a week. No fun. Was actually alright on Friday, but I had so much reading to do I couldn’t catch up in time to post on Friday, so here we are. Hang on.
So let’s start with Time-Warner and CBS. The two had their negotiations fall through with respect to carrying CBS on Cable, and so a blackout began. The left wants this as the pretext to more government, but let’s be clear about this. Government created this pickle. The way out of it was proposed way back when, and backed in Tech at Night, when Jim DeMint and Steve Scalise proposed legislation. It’s still the right answer.
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#NRCC aggressively swinging in NY-19 race.
This is what you see when you go to http://seaneldridgeforcongress2014.com/ (Sean Eldridge being the Democratic elitist carpetbagger trying to beat sitting Congressman Chris Gibson):
Mayor Bloomberg Tells New York City to Take the Stairs
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has become the face of nanny state politics during his tenure. Whether it be his unsuccessful bid to ban sodas he deemed to big, or his fight against big Styrofoam, “Nanny” Bloomberg has been obsessed with making decisions on your behalf. His current issue with how those in New York City live their lives? They take the escalator and elevator too much, | Read More »
You thought that the Weiner-Spitzer thing couldn’t get any funnier, didn’t you?
I mean, how could it? Anthony Weiner is running for NYC Mayor. Anthony Weiner has an excellent chance of getting the Democratic nomination for NYC Mayor. Anthony Weiner thus has a very good chance of becoming the next NYC Mayor. Eliot Spitzer heard this and said Hey, maybe I can get in on this action. Eliot Spitzer is thus running for office in NYC. Eliot | Read More »
Abortion Expansion Dies In New York
The last week of the New York State Legislature is a flurry of activity as hundreds of bills are passed each day with marathon days starting at 9 or 10 a.m. until the early hours of the morning. This week was dominated in the headlines by the governor’s ten plank “Women’s Equality Agenda” a program that featured a radical abortion expansion provision as the tenth | Read More »
2014 Gubernatorial Races: An Early Take, part 7
There are three races in the Middle Atlantic states in 2014- Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. In Maryland, a reliably blue state of late in statewide races, incumbent Democrat Martin O’Malley is term limited thus creating an open race. For the Democratic Party, there are several potential candidates but only Lt. Governor Anthony Brown has officially declared and received an almost immediate endorsement from the | Read More »
Governor Andrew Cuomo has been crisscrossing Upstate New York pitching his latest idea for an economic recovery. That plan is Tax-Free NY, which would provide businesses north of Westchester County, with a ten year exemption from property, sales, and business/corporate taxes. Employees of the chosen businesses will be exempted from income tax for five years. The “tax-free zones” will be located on State of New | Read More »