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 »
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.
Schumer on Gillibrand: “Her views will evolve”
Newly minted New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand may have some pressure coming her way from Senate Democrats: One of the funny sidelights of the Gillibrand appointment in New York has been the straightforward expectation from senior Democrats that she will promptly shed the conservative positions she adopted for her conservative congressional district. “Her views will evolve,” Chuck Schumer offered, bluntly, as she stood next to | Read More »
Heckuva Job, Paterson
Money quote from this devastating article concerning the New York Senate appointment fiasco: . . . One Democratic political consultant, who requested anonymity to candidly assess the governor’s performance, said Mr. Paterson had inadvertently pulled off something staggering: alienating three of the most powerful political families in state and national politics at the same time. “He’s managed to anger, in one fell swoop, the Kennedys, | Read More »
New York State GOP needs a hero… or at least a leader.
I’m starting to get a little worried. And annoyed. Actually, mostly annoyed. Gubenatorial candidates in states like New Jersey and Virginia are coming out of the woodwork. Republicans are lining up to take on leadership roles throughout the country, and preparing for long, hard battles. Meanwhile, in New York, where we face an enormous budget crisis and an unelected governor who seems to feel that | Read More »