Latest victim of #Obamacare: …New York cultural mavens? Is the man MAD?
(Via @EWErickson) Remember, we must be careful not to gratuitously grind these people’s faces in the dirt over their problems: Many in New York’s professional and cultural elite have long supported President Obama’s health care plan. But now, to their surprise, thousands of writers, opera singers, music teachers, photographers, doctors, lawyers and others are learning that their health insurance plans are being canceled and they | Read More »
Raising Taxes on Tobacco. More Smuggling or More Revenue?
Proponents of tax increases on tobacco say more revenue. Opponents, unsurprisingly, say more smuggling. There is a California ballot proposal that mirrors a legislative effort by Los Angeles Senator Kevin De Leon that would raise the current $0.87 per pack tax by $2.00. This effort follows on the heels of the defeat of Prop 29, which would have raised tobacco taxes, that narrowly lost in | Read More »
Knock-Out King, Mayor Gordon Jenkins, and Why The Police Will Just Let Us Eat Each Other
We on the P.G.P.D for the most part are now looking the other way. After almost [deleted] years on the job I find this disheartening but a necessary fact to survive in today’s, what appears to most officers, an ANTI-POLICE environment. We are even being told by some supervisors to keep a low profile so “you’re not next on the front page”! I became a police officer to help people [deleted] years ago in P.G. County . . . but I now share the attitude of most officers, just let them eat each other, we have to survive.
Fred Reed, “Let Them Eat Each Other”
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Honorable Redstate Blogging Community, I give you Hizzoner, Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins after being popped for flyin’ blind. LANGUAGE ALERT. Or as YouTube blogger Carmen Rue put it: “Jenkins curses repeatedly while interacting with officers, calling both white and black policemen numerous hateful racial insults, creating a hostile work environment for the officers and other employees at Village Hall which threatens their health and security and appears designed to diminish the quality of service they are permitted to provide to the public.”
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2013 Ballot Questions- Part 7: New York’s Mandatory Judicial Retirement Ages
Since the Revolutionary War, New York has had a mandatory retirement age for judges. Originally, it was sixty but later increased to 70 in 1894 with that age reaffirmed five times since, the most recent being in 1966. In fact, New York is one of 32 states with a mandatory retirement age, but none below 70. Proposal 6 asks the voters whether the retirement age | Read More »
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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, Steve Scalise
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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 »