Gov. Paterson (D-NY): AIG Contribution not related to AIG rescue.
Good thing that he cleared that up: AIG’s $100G donation to Democrats was unknown to Gov. Paterson, he says Gov. Paterson stuck to his guns Saturday, insisting he knew nothing about a $100,000 donation from AIG to the state Democratic Party days before his office helped save the insurance giant. State Republicans charged the Democrats with stonewalling an investigation into the Aug. 29 donation, uncovered | Read More »
By the way, we’re having a trade war with Mexico.
Yes, yes, I know: NAFTA’s supposed to prevent that sort of thing, but we’re having one anyway: Ricardo Alday, spokesman for the Mexican Embassy in Washington said pressuring politicians by hitting imports from states with key Democratic leaders with tariffs of up to 90 percent “is one the main considerations,” for the action, the Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday. The official list of products has | Read More »
An open letter to my Congressman re: HR 1586
The following is a letter submitted to the office of my Congressman, John McHugh, Dist. 23, NY. And, frankly, to all our Congressmen. This will be cross-posted at SLC Republitarian and sent to local papers today. Dear Sir, When you took office, you swore to uphold the Constitution. This is the document which defines our nation, and as such, which must be the standard to | Read More »
Scott Murphy (D Cand, NY-20): ‘One of them.’
Jim Tedisco reminds us that Murphy may have an inclination towards giving bonuses to companies losing money… …although that may not be an entirely fair comparison. After all, back then Murphy’s bonus scheme didn’t involve your money. I wonder if he’s still for passing that miscalled “stimulus” bill – Tedisco is on the record as opposing it, mind you – and I wonder if Murphy | Read More »
Why is Scott Murphy (D Cand, NY-20) soliciting $4,800 contributions?
Here’s the screenshot, taken this morning: As you can clearly see, he’s still asking for campaign contributions for both the primary and general election… even though the primary is over. There are rules about maximum donations, and he’s violating them. The regulating agency for this one is the FEC, not the NY State Board of Elections: unfortunately, they only take notarized letters (info on how | Read More »
Have You Given to Jim Tedisco Yet?
Give as much as you can. Consider this an open thread.
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 »
A “Give Tedisco Money” Open Thread
Give Jim Tedisco some money and then watch me on Fox News tonight at 9:00 p.m. I’ll be on Sean Hannity’s show. Give as much as you can.
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 »
Doctoring on the Installment Plan
How does a successful doctor deal with patients lacking insurance? Dr. John Muney decided to offer a deal. For $79 each month he would service patients with unlimited office visits, some tests, and even in-office surgeries — at all his AMG Medical Group centers. Now, the deal’s not for me. I have insurance through work, and I also have a family, so that $79 would | Read More »
Congress Letting Kids Fail In Bailoutville
Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York has been a self-styled education mayor. He’s made all sorts of proposals and tried several different angles — some good some not so good — to improve the education of the kids of New York. He has, though, been a proponent of school choice and this advocacy looks to be a success, at least for the kids of Harlem’s | 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 »
Goodbye ‘Mr. Jobs’? [UPDATED:] Scott Murphy Calls Military Racist
Is Scott Murphy “Mr. Jobs,” or isn’t he? Well he was, then he wasn’t. The website scrubbers apparently don’t want you to know that Scott Murphy considers himself “Mr. Jobs,” probably because all the jobs he created were in India, not New York.Here is how Scott Murphy, candidate for NY-20, described himself on his website originally:”Scott Murphy, 38, from Warren County is a wunderkind for | 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 »