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Jan 30, 2012 12:11 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

East Hampton's Diana Weir To Lead Altschuler Campaign For Congress

Jan 31, 2012 1:20 PM

Diana Weir, the vice chairwoman of East Hampton Town’s Planning Board, was tapped to serve as Republican Congressional candidate Randy Altschuler’s campaign manager in his fight to unseat Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Bishop this year, according to a statement released by Mr. Altschuler’s campaign on Monday.

Ms. Weir, who is also the former executive vice president of the Long Island Housing Partnership and a current member of the Long Island Power Authority Board of Trustees, was appointed to the Planning Board on December 7 to replace Frank Falcone. She also recently resigned as co-chairwoman of the Wainscott Citizens Advisory Committee.

A former Town Board member, Ms. Weir was the first Hispanic councilwoman in East Hampton and served from 2000 to 2003. She was also appointed to the State University of New York Stony Brook Council by former Governor George Pataki.

Ms. Weir is no stranger to running campaigns. She said she worked on U.S. Representative Michael Forbes’s campaign when he was elected in 1995. Following his election, she then served as his chief of staff. She also touted her knowledge of the Congressional district as one of the reasons why Mr. Altschuler asked her to be his campaign manager.

“Randy is the kind of self-made person who I think understands what we need here to make this country move in the right direction,” she said on Monday. “I thought it would be exciting to help him in his campaign.”

Ms. Weir’s prior experience also extends into the private sector, where she served as the senior vice president at the Bank of the Hamptons. Before that, she was the corporate secretary for Smithtown Bancorp.

“Diana is widely respected across Long Island in the private, public and political arenas,” said Mr. Altschuler in the statement. “I am thrilled to formally announce her hiring today as the person leading my team on the ground. Today’s news continues the positive momentum my campaign has demonstrated since I announced my plans to seek a rematch against Congressman Bishop last spring.”

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Wait a minute Ms. Weir, give me a break.

Randy Altschuler is renowned for OUTSOURCING jobs, nor creating them. He was quoted in 2003, by the Financial Times as saying “In India you get a much higher standard of person doing assistant work.”

What changed? He's going to create jobs here? I don't believe it.

We don't need a millionaire 1 percenter carpetbagger. Altschuler sought political office in New Jersey as recently as 2006, so now he's alll about Long ...more
By RealLocal (76), Bridgehampton on Jan 30, 12 12:40 PM
Maybe you can work for the Altschuler Campaign. Since you care so deeply about the facts surrounding Mr. Altschuler. The real facts are he is just like all the other politicians in a systemically corrupt system of government. Don't kid yourself he is of the worst kind of corrupt politician, a transplanted cohort of out-of state special interests.
By rrc1049 (63), Bridgehampton on Feb 7, 12 3:07 PM
to RealLocal:

Not to worry. The only significant difference between outsourcing and offshoring exists in the mind of reactionaries (and/including Captn America.) They both put Americans out of work, as CONTEMPORARY studies show. Moreover, we actually manufacture so little in our country these days and have already outsourced/offshored so much production that the stimulus could not be applied without benefiting some foreign workers. The items that our service industry installs and maintains ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Feb 7, 12 3:07 PM
That's doublespeak comrade
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 14, 12 10:26 AM
A few corrections to Ms. Weir's statement,

“Given the depressed state of our local economy, Long Island is in desperate need of a carpetbagger with Randy’s outsourcing experience and proven track record of creating jobs in India and Pakistan. Raised by a single mother, Randy overcame his humble beginnings to turn himself into a successful outsourcer of American jobs to India."
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Jan 30, 12 12:46 PM
Randy Altschuler is an ambitious, extremely wealthy man who decided he wanted to be a congressman and moved to Long Island to buy a congressional seat. Everybody knows this.

He is a former liberal who held his nose last year and parroted lame, poll-tested Tea Party talking points, as per the advice of his handlers. He moved from New Jersey a couple of years ago because he heard there was a vulnerable congressman here.

Now he wants to go to Congress and defend trickle-down economics ...more
By UIRUDESU (7), Lake Grove on Jan 30, 12 1:37 PM
Altschuler was rejected by the voters last time around and he will be rejected again. It is absolute insanity to point to a candidates "success as a businessman" while ignoring the fact that his success is based on the fact that he sent American jobs to India and Pakistan.

Also, is Ms. Weir still on the planning commission? The article makes it unclear. If she is, she must step down as there is a clear conflict.
By dagdavid (646), southampton on Jan 30, 12 2:57 PM
Hahaha. Article posted and updated at 12:13. Word count by 1:37:

Wealthy - 2
Carpetbagger - 3
Oursourcing - 3
India - 2
What. Ever. - 1

You only catch flak when you're over the target. If Tim Bishop's campaign is smart? They fooled you...he's the real 1%, but his 1% is all your money. Hahahaha. Now this is going to be fun, probably more fun than last time, because this time, Bishop loses. Don't doubt it.
Jan 30, 12 2:57 PM appended by top 10% of the 1%
mr z, methinks you are obsessed with D*** or whatever that is..huh big fella? hahaha. I laugh at you and your little friends as the sweat runs down my brow and stains my cigar. Another Martini please. And don't forget my olives.
By top 10% of the 1% (2), Southampton on Jan 30, 12 2:57 PM
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We need Public Servants. Not politicians, and businessmen. Have you heard of "Blackstone Group? This guy is cookie cutter when it comes to all that's wrong with corporate influence ($) buying off Washington. If he does win, it would prove all the worst of what I have come to see in our "system". You can buy whatever you want in regard to Washington, as long as you are willing to be manipulative, cutthroat, and of course, the people be d****d, 'cause his aim is the White House. Ambition has ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jan 30, 12 4:59 PM
"the people be damned", oh literate one.

I'll never say you can't be "wealthy". You just shouldn't be permitted to **** everyone else to achieve it, or institute Oligarchy via a fiat economy.

I'm going to wager you missed Carlin, on Maher years ago.

Carlin: "When fascism comes to this country, it will not be in brown and black shirts, it will not be with "jack boots". It will be with Nike sneakers, and smiley shirts. Smiley shirts. Smiley, smiley. Germany lost the ...more
Feb 4, 12 6:42 AM appended by Mr. Z
Plutonomy (n.) Economic growth that is powered and consumed by the wealthiest upper class of society. Plutonomy refers to a society where the majority of the wealth is controlled by an ever-shrinking minority; as such, the economic growth of that society becomes dependent on the fortunes of that same wealthy minority...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 4, 12 6:42 AM
Tim Bishop''s family has been on the East End for hundreds of years. They didn't inherit their money they earned it by very hard work
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 14, 12 10:34 AM
its pretty easy to earn money, when you don't have to pay for college because a left-wing philanthropist pays for it. Any one can save money when an idealogue pays for all of the important stuff. I wonder what else he paid for.
By AlwaysLocal (292), southampton on Feb 14, 12 11:30 AM
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Ho-hum. Everyone knows Randy's story by now, and they've even had two years to mull it over. This time it won't even be close -- Mumbai Randy goes down big.
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Jan 30, 12 3:52 PM
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By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jan 30, 12 5:00 PM
It is truly amazing how Mr. Bishop is being lionized by his followers. His record spending at Southampton College most likely led to it's failure. He carried this over to the federal level and a bigger batch of our money to spend unwisely and with little thought for the suffering taxpayers of this district. Mr. Bishop never met a dollar he didn't want to spend, especially ours. Wake up you intellectual hypocrites.
By Tennyson (77), Quogue on Jan 30, 12 6:20 PM
It was not Bishop's spending that brought Stony Brook to it's begging fiscal knees.

You can pin that on Shirley Strum Kenney.

Bet...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 4, 12 11:14 AM
... bringing in the heavy ammo to get it done. Has anyone even seen this guy in the last eighteen months?
By William Rodney (561), southampton on Jan 30, 12 6:55 PM
Here's a query:

If Mr. Bishop is SO horrible, why has no actual LOCAL stepped up to the plate, HMMMM?

As much as I'm sure I would enjoy it, I can still see the ashes of my pre-recession life, and I can't in all honesty say I'm in a position to do so.

Any takers?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jan 30, 12 7:15 PM
Because anybody good enough to do the job is also smart enough not to want it. Politics attracts rats and imbeciles.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Jan 31, 12 6:58 AM
Shame on you Mrs. Weir.....Standing up for a person who wants to buy a seat in Congress….our seat (NY-1) at that. Even worse, he made his money outsourcing good American jobs overseas.
Have you no sense of decency madam?
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Jan 30, 12 7:22 PM
Every seat in congress is on the open market, "miseur". Stop it with the blog-speak. Our seat? You get within 50 feet of that *ahem* seat and you would be feeling sharp pain. Your seat. Are you serious? I've got news for you. Tim Bishop is owned by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and the IBEW, when they have the $$, they are in charge. When Randy Altschuler doesn't need their cash nor a J.O.B. to pay the golf club membership, he is in charge. You Dig?
By Supple22 (2), Southampton on Jan 30, 12 7:30 PM
Mr. Z, at what point do you share your sob story? dag, when do you tell someone they are a stupid bigot, in not so colorful vocab, phil, when do you play the part of the college graduate, hey Z, you're the crazy one with the wild references, and then there is razza...carpetbagger, teabagger..put a bag on it and he's all over it. You people are the best your team has to offer huh? I on the other hand am very supple, hence the name. My vote is for Randall Altschuler. Upper crust baby. Upper ...more
By Supple22 (2), Southampton on Jan 30, 12 7:25 PM
Yeah, you're supple all right
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Jan 30, 12 8:35 PM
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Yay Supple! Thousands of Timmy posts regurgitating the same old same old. Ms. Weir should be ashamed? With her history and knowledge of the people who live and work here?? I think not!! An inclusive, smart woman (come on you Hillary lovers) of Hispanic origin (the Dems in EH ridiculed her for that in a smear campaign), active in affordable housing (a Dem SLOGAN, for Pete's sake) who understands how government works ... hmmm - come out come out all hypocrites wherever you are! Congratulations ...more
By Board Watcher (534), East Hampton on Jan 30, 12 7:48 PM
Yes...she should be ashamed....
Altschuler is from New Jersey, a multimillionaire who made his fortune on the misfortune of American workers….SHAME!
It is no wonder he is buying a local face to put on his campaign.
Altschuler is more at home in Mumbai, India than Long Island.
No....He cannot come out here and buy our Congressional seat no matter who he buys!
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Jan 30, 12 10:01 PM
So now you are racist against Indians? People in India need jobs too. If you are mad at Indians and Randy Altschuler for outsourcing, you better stop buying anything from Steve Jobs. And guess what, he can come out here and buy my congressional seat. I am actually selling it to him and I pray that he wins. Tim has done an alright job, C-. A- for learning how to make friends with union thugs, hedge fund managing directors and dune road denizens. While supplies last: One Congressional Seat ...more
By Lars Daarksaide (4), Hampton Bays on Jan 31, 12 6:41 AM
And you just wrote number 11
By progressnow (556), sag harbor on Jan 31, 12 7:29 PM
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Tim Bishop will be termed out by the taxpayers of the district and Diana Weir is exactly the person Altschuler needs to pull it all together. Bishop won two years ago thanks to people who live in New York City, NJ and Ct. full time and vote absentee on the east end because they own a piece of property here. I'm sure all of the Bishop groupies don't mind those out of district people getting their guy re-elected - yet they have a problem because Altschuler moved into the district full time with ...more
By formertbm (76), east hampton on Jan 30, 12 10:30 PM
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How dare you! He was a provost. Of a school that has never rounded second base. And he was a very marginal student in SH Public school system. Guy is just below average in everything he's ever done.
By Lars Daarksaide (4), Hampton Bays on Jan 31, 12 6:43 AM
Whereas you are clearly highly intellectual and accomplished. It is wonderful to see that our public schools are pumping out such terrific third graders.
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Jan 31, 12 8:58 AM
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Look out, Tim! Clearly they've brought in the big guns of opposition research. School records, huh? Devastating. How did they manage it? These folks are skilled professionals, no doubt about it.
By fidelis (199), westhampton beach on Jan 31, 12 1:44 PM
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By AlwaysLocal (292), southampton on Feb 1, 12 7:57 AM
sorry phil, but your dissmissal of Bishops help from beyond our district borders is incorrect. I don't know how to find how many absentee votes are cast, but if campaign donations are any indication than the arguement should be ackknowledged. In fact, 56% of donations for his reelction campaign this cycle are from outside nassau and suffolk counties. Don't you think that this is considered both substantial and relevant?

I don't know why this post was erased the first time, Mr. Editor ...more
By AlwaysLocal (292), southampton on Feb 1, 12 8:28 AM
Links to outside websites are, generally, not permitted.
By Bill Sutton, Managing Editor (117), Westhampton Beach on Feb 1, 12 8:33 AM
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The well-educated and good people of the East End will never allow little Randy, a job shipper and carpetbagger, to replace a congressman who actually cares about his district. Hopefully when job shipping Randy returns from visiting his cheap labor sources in India he will come to his senses, avoid further humiliation and disgrace and withdraw from the election.
By Steven (113), Westhampton on Jan 31, 12 8:22 AM
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Ahhh.. nothing like local politics to stir the pot. Altschuler won't win but another Repub candidate with less baggage might. Altschuler is an opportunist who talks candidate babble. That wont beat Bishop.
By harbor (415), East Hampton on Jan 31, 12 8:58 AM
Last time around Altschuler was one of the few wingnuts NOT to be swept into office by the teaparty tide. Now that the teaparty is over, his chances have completely diminished.

Where has this outsourcer been since the last election? The only time he's come here is to hold a fundraiser at a billionaire's mansion. Randy is randy indeed. Looking forward to seeing him defeated a second time and I hope he comes back for a third! LOVE IT!
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Jan 31, 12 9:01 AM
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You all seem to forget the Bishop montra "Randy's Outsourcing Jobs". Oh really Mr. B, take a look at your bosses best friend Jeff Immelt., heres what said about that "Under Immelt, GE has shipped tens of thousands of good jobs out of the United States. Perhaps GE should change its slogan to "Imagination At Work (In China)". If the very people that have been entrusted with solving the unemployment crisis are shipping jobs out of the country, what hope is there that things are going to turn around ...more
By The Squirl (36), Red creek on Jan 31, 12 10:10 AM
Oh Great News from the Huffington Post..... "As the administration struggles to prod businesses to create jobs at home, GE has been busy sending them abroad. Since Immelt took over in 2001, GE has shed 34,000 jobs in the U.S., according to its most recent annual filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. But it's added 25,000 jobs overseas.

At the end of 2009, GE employed 36,000 more people abroad than it did in the U.S. In 2000, it was nearly the opposite. Ya gotta love those ...more
By The Squirl (36), Red creek on Jan 31, 12 10:17 AM
Closet Huff Post reader?
By fcmcmann (417), Hampton Bays on Jan 31, 12 11:31 AM
When the US is no longer a nation in decline who tries to bring those at the top down instead of those at the bottom up - every smart CEO worth their weight in indentured bonds will be shipping jobs offshore. You want to make something disappear? Tax it and regulate it to death. This is not news to anyone that is paying attention. Every single economic downturn this country ever endured was turned around on the backs of small entrepreneurial businesses, until the Fed gets out of the way and lets ...more
By Grantstomb (4), East Hampton on Jan 31, 12 12:20 PM
Didn't Bishop lose by 80 votes to the Big Bad Outsourcer? Are you saying that the unions that payroll the Bishop campaign and that happen to manage the voting machines are going to be more thorough this time around? Don't forget, local votes have national implications. I think we've all seen the full spectrum of damage an incorrect vote can cause. Vote for Randy Altschuler.
By Grantstomb (4), East Hampton on Jan 31, 12 12:16 PM
Here's something we all know. In a Global economy half of India's population is less than 25 years old. In China they must create 20 million jobs a year just to stay even. Most at slave wages. These are just two of our competitors.
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Jan 31, 12 10:04 PM
... regarding the "full spectrum of damage an incorrect vote can cause" I assume you are talking about the "election" of George W. Bush.
By William Rodney (561), southampton on Jan 31, 12 12:37 PM
If Altschuler thought he could win a Congressional seat in Virginia that is where he would be. Tim Bishop's Family has been here for centuries. Tim provides excellent service to his constituency. My wife was having real trouble trying to obtain her birth certificate from Germany. We turned to Tim and the problem was solved. I'm proud to say He's my Congressman
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Jan 31, 12 1:37 PM
Are you serious? This is the measure of a Congressman's performance? Obtaining a birth certificate? With businesses closing all around us, the housing market in shambles, debt increasing by trillions, etc., etc., etc. getting a birth certificate is considered a reason to re-elect? Then again obtaining birth certificates is not always that easy for Democrats. In any case because one of Bishop's junior staff picked up a telephone and called the German Embassy on Mass. Avenue he deserves to be ...more
By mrmako61 (148), southampton on Jan 31, 12 10:37 PM
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Let's be honest, this isn't the most demanding crowd. George Lynch, Treasurer of the Locam (D)s wrote a letter to the press chastising the (R)s for calling out one Jim Malone. The premise is, you need to protect your own regardless of how dishonest, unethical or incapable they are. That is what being a (D) is all about. Vote (R). That's the ticket.
By Grantstomb (4), East Hampton on Feb 1, 12 7:05 AM
The birth certificate was required by Social Security. Without it my wife couldn't get Medicare or benefits. I consider it important that my 65 year old Wife has health insurance. You know who is setting the bar low? Any one who associates with you.
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 1, 12 12:57 PM
Interesting take on what the qualifications and job description of a Congressman are
By smacw (240), New York on Feb 1, 12 9:27 PM
This is a classic match-up of someone who gets it -- Altschuler versus someone who does not -- Bishop

If you want to talk about flight of jobs, what about the flight out of Bishop's own district?
Arrow -- GONE!
Bank of Smithtown -- GONE!
Southampton College -- GONE!
Lobster Roll (and many other local businesses) -- GONE!
Computer Associates -- GOING!
Great job Tim!
By mrmako61 (148), southampton on Jan 31, 12 10:30 PM
Those things disappeared due to the cause, and effect of decisions legislated LONG before 2003.

Do yourself a favor, and try to stop a wrecking ball in mid-swing. That should give you a clue as to how you stop the runaway effect of socioeconomic disparity in today's day and age.

People of your caliber, are the best sheep an Oligarchy could hope for.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 4, 12 7:10 AM
Lots of nonsense, but nobody willing to take my comments head on. What do you like best about Tim Bishop? He helped my wife get her birth certificate from Germany? Well OF COURSE you like Bishop, you all came up under the iron fist of the nanny state. And that gets 4 ''likes''. Sychophants. Your issues mean nothing to anyone and highlight your insular, selfish viewpoint. You vote for Bishop, he supports horrible national legislation and you in turn get screwed. Try looking at any of his ...more
By Grantstomb (4), East Hampton on Feb 1, 12 6:55 AM
I'm a member of the 99%. In general I hate congress and their 9% approval rating. I also hate Wall Street,oil,big pharma,republicans, most democrats and much more. There will be big changes in this Country. Bishop is better than Altschuler carpet bagging multimillionaire. I wonder what his tax rates are.
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 1, 12 3:37 PM
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to Grantstomb:

You want to take a stab at substantiating any of those hysterical assertions?

"I" rate constituent services right up at the top of the list of jobs that I expect my Representative to to do well, so obtaining an important document for a private citizen is an excellent example of competency in my book.

Love the relevance of the nigerian [sic] reference. How do you feel about his position on Paraguay?

On another topic, "I" applaud Randy's selection ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Feb 1, 12 1:54 PM
That's just what we need, more wishy-washy diplomatic vomit from some guy willing to claim he has a high hat size. What part of Tim's votes on Healthcare Reform, Tarp I, Tarp II, NAFTA, To Raise The Debt Ceiling to Go To War in Iraq, his Vote to allow minors to cross state lines to get abortions without parent's knowledge, Voted yes to spend 60 Billion dollars on a job creation bill that failed, voted for the $825 Billion Bailout to Banks, voted YES to allow shareholders to control executive compensation, ...more
By The Stinger (3), Southampton on Feb 1, 12 4:34 PM
Bishop has been living off the tax payers dime long enough and needs to go. His voting record on small business is abysmal. He always votes party lines and never whats in the best interest of his constituents. He has never held a job in the private sector.....but heck he's local
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Feb 1, 12 3:40 PM
He has EXCLUSIVELY lived on the tax payers dime...went right from Daddy to Sugar Daddy. Unless I'm missing something, guy has never EARNED anything so could never really identify with someone who EARNS. Time to bring clean the slate of this large part of why the congress languishes at 18% approval rate. Vote Randy Altschuler, NY-1.
By The Stinger (3), Southampton on Feb 1, 12 4:37 PM
to Stinger:

You have missed the joke in my nom de internet. Think it through s-l-o-w-l-y. It is amazing how often reactionary posters miss the obvious; further evidence that the recent study correlating conservatism with stupidity was right on target.*

As for "substantiation", simply listing all the things that you THINK are bad isn't substantiation (of "support[ing] horrible national legislation" in the words of Grantstomb) since, as philathome pointed out, I and others think ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Feb 1, 12 8:24 PM
How old is Mr. Altshuler? He looks 17.
By lucy2 (63), Southampton, NY on Feb 2, 12 7:26 AM
Tim Bishop is rated a left liberal by ontheissues.org which tracks some of his voting records. He favors high taxes and big GVT spending. He has even voted against the pledge of allegiance being used in classrooms. Timmy wants to shift the discussion to Randy to deflect from his past voting record and his disservice to his constiuents and country
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Feb 2, 12 11:14 AM
Which is why we like him, li'l Razza! Who you trying to convince, bro, your fellow patriots?! HAH! The teaprty is over. The best you anti-establishment, small gov't wingnuts can come up with is a man who defines establishment (Gingrich) and a man who's been running for office for the last decade (Mitt)! Step aside before you get steam-rolled by the "leftist" revolution!
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 12 11:30 AM
Tim Bishop is also rated as R by the Movie and Film Assocation of America. This is because he is not fit for children or grandchildren. They will suffer miserably under the financial burden Tim Bishop's votes have and will continue to create. In fact, like the endangered pacific turtle. With no predators except ultra left wingers like Tim Bishop, if the fetus is lucky enough to be born, they much pay for Congress' failures once they make it to the age where they can work for the man.
By Haskated (5), Southampton on Feb 2, 12 3:24 PM
Take you all day to think that up?
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Feb 2, 12 3:36 PM
The teaparty pledge; "I pledge allegiance to the swiss bank accounts of the billionaire corporatists of America, and to the fascism for which they stand, one super pac under Koch with liberty and justice for the rich."

Step aside, Captn Crunch as the revolution pass you by! Keep on baggin'!
By razza5351 (551), East Hampton on Feb 2, 12 1:48 PM
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Razza5351's pledge: I pledge allegience to super wealthy whiteboys who act like they are liberal so as to keep the scruffy ones with the pitchforks away and to the daily kos for which we sit, in excrement, in public parks all over the country, one ration under Soros with TianaBob and Al Sharpton for all. thankyouverymuch.
By Haskated (5), Southampton on Feb 2, 12 3:20 PM
nice try, haskated, but razza's teabag pledge rocked! Your's on the other hand . . . not so much
By peoplefirst (787), Southampton on Feb 2, 12 3:35 PM
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I've never seen such a group of angry,hostile, ill informed bigots in my life. Let the bankers off without even a slap on the wrist. Support a candidate that hates dogs and poor people. Is it because he's very rich? A new wave is coming and you can't see it under your snobbish noses. Many of these people have lost children in illegal wars,lost homes under deceptive lending practices,lost jobs, been saddled by student loans while they can't find jobs. Then had to move back home. There are plenty ...more
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 2, 12 4:30 PM
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Randy Randy Randy

Outsource Outsource Outsource

Greed Greed Greed

Insider Influences Insider Influences Insider Influences

Carpet Bagger Carpet Bagger Carpet Bagger

Forbes Campaign Forbes Campaign Forbes Compaign

Weir-d? Weir-d? Weir-d?

Fiddle Fiddle Fiddle !!!
By Nero (301), Sag Harbor on Feb 2, 12 6:33 PM
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to Captn America:

That's what Michael J. Slaughter sad in 2004. In 2011, it was NO LONGER true. An article in the Wall Street Journal by David Wessel demonstrated that MORE THAN 1 job is lost onshore now for every 1 that is shipped offshore. Mr. Slaughter is quoted in the article as saying, "It's definitely something to worry about."

As for stimulus money going overseas for wind turbines, the simple reason it is is that there is hardly any wind turbine manufacturing going on ...more
Feb 3, 12 1:22 AM appended by highhatsize
Erratum: Should be "Matthew" J. Slaughter, not "Michael"
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Feb 3, 12 1:22 AM
hh, you couldn't substantiate one of those statements if your life depended on it. and while yours doesn't, my grandchildren's do...If you guys had half a brain you would know that outsourcing is 1 job overseas results in 3 new jobs on our shores through saved money and resources, efficiency and focus on core competency. This is a completely false narrative. Companies were outsourcing and the candidate possessed a company that facilitated this. They were going to do it anyway. But whatever ...more
Feb 3, 12 6:59 AM appended by scratchem
"we have had 22 straight months of private sector job creation" as per philathome upstairs there, so outsourcing is create HIGHER PAYING jobs here. Outsourcing INCREASES the average wages in our country. Its the answer to immigration. If ''they'' come here for jobs we don't want to do, we simply ship those jobs to ''them'' where ''they'' are. Voila'. Outsourcing solves the immigration problem AND creates higher average wages in the US. #WINNING.
By scratchem (2), Southampton on Feb 3, 12 6:59 AM
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I saw a great special done by Chris Cuomo on ABC the other night which outlined billions of dollars in tax payer stimulus money being spent on Chinese contractors to build bridges and roads. Our stimulus money meant to put americans back to work going to the chinese. Imagine that. All done under Obama watch and under a program created by Obama. Whats worse a guy making money by outsourcing or a guy taking YOUR money and using it to outsource american jobs
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Feb 3, 12 9:32 AM
The Chinese won the bid.

That's capitalism, baby!!

Oh, wait, it's not OK when it doesn't function in your favor is it?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 5, 12 11:49 AM
Scratchem, if I hear what you are saying, it sounds like the companies are outsourcing, not Altschuler. In fact, its like gun control right? Don't get mad at the guy who created the gun, get mad at the guy who used it in a criminal manner? Guns don't kill people, people kill people? Companies outsource, candidates don't. Its worth repeating, CEOs of companies that decided to outsource in order to provide products at lower prices to me are doing the outsourcing. huh. I am still completely ...more
By whoville (1), Southampton on Feb 3, 12 8:27 AM
to Captn America:

Professor Slaughter referenced data from 1991 to 2001. Ergo, if we accept his statistics, between 2001 and 2011, the effect of outsourcing swung from creating two jobs for every one shipped overseas to costing more than one per export. Unless you care to ignore the dramatic trend that this implies, Randy (who ran Office Tiger up until 2006, not 2005) did his share to strip American jobs from his countrymen. Clearly, the "law of physics" ( to which you refer) that guides ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Feb 3, 12 10:43 AM
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OK, now that I read through this thread, I've got a question:

Who believes that a fiat currency based, bubble driven, unregulated, anarchist utopia of a "free market" can work?

It would seem to me that the last thirty years, have proven it doesn't, and can't.

Or, maybe that's just too far of a "wild reference" for some out there...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 3, 12 11:54 AM
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By Rimz88 (1), Southampton on Feb 4, 12 6:35 AM
It would seem you have never heard of derivatives, Brooksley Born, or the GLBA?

The only way pure anarchy can work, if if your society is purely moral, scrupulous, and ethical.

Good luck with that...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 4, 12 7:04 AM
If outsourcing one job creates two jobs here why aren't we swimming in jobs?
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 3, 12 8:09 PM
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Plenty of jobs here if you are willing to actually WORK!!! Seems like the illegals all have a job or three, what's your excuse?
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Feb 4, 12 12:17 AM
Funy, it looks like the ones on North Sea Rd. are pretty hard up these days. And, let's not forget how they send those dollars "home".

For example, one dollar, is worth 7.77 quetzals. One dollar in Guatemala, can buy you 2.2 pounds of fresh cheese.

You do the math...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 4, 12 7:35 AM
to Captn America:

The article by David Wessel in the WSJ that I cite above directly and specifically refutes your latest assertion that more jobs were created onshore than were shipped offshore during Randy's tenure as Office Tiger CEO, and that it was only after he sold out in 2006 that this was not the case. In that article the author provides a graph showing that outsourcing started killing US jobs beginning in 2001. Randy began outsourcing in 1999. Thus, he was throwing his countrymen ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Feb 4, 12 12:29 AM
HH how do you feel about Obama outsourcing American jobs with tax payor stimulus money?
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Feb 4, 12 8:32 AM
Either way, each "business practice" "maximizes profits" at the expense of the American worker.

Maybe shave some high end ludicrously self entitled salaries, while you're cutting the working class, or not including them in the 500% increase in pay that has occurred "at the top" by comparison, and that could maximize profits as well. How much working capital is squandered on salaries in the millions of company dollars, in the course of a decade, but they have no money for working class ...more
Feb 4, 12 5:49 PM appended by Mr. Z
I mean, seriously, whose behavior have the unions adapted their behavior to compete with? The trouble begins at the top, and a competitive country is built from the bottom up.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 4, 12 5:49 PM
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to Captn America:

So, to clarify, are you no longer contesting the fact that Randy outsourced American jobs for five of the seven years that he was head of Office Tiger during a period when US jobs shrank by an even larger number?

Also, you still have not thanked me for leading you to the authority behind the assertion that GDP declines with increased taxation (which you were unable to find.)

Specifically, the title of the WSJ article to which I referred is "Big U.S. Firms ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Feb 4, 12 1:17 PM
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you are such a hypocrite
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Feb 4, 12 10:38 PM
In my opinion we are in an economic war. It's going to take some extraordinary maneuvering for us to prosper. In WWII our Country pulled together to win the war. We're in that kind of shape now. FDR appointed "Dollar a year men" Some of our best people helped. We need that now. China and others are eating our lunch and we're letting them.
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 4, 12 6:08 PM
to Captn America:

You're welcome.

Astonishingly, even after I provided you with the title, author, publication and publication date of the article that I cited, you have apparently STILL not accessed it. It does NOT contain a graph labeled “Employment in US Manufacturing has been falling for six decades”. The graph to which I referred covers the period from 1999 to 2009 and is entitled "WHERE THE JOBS ARE GOING: US-based multinational companies added jobs overseas ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Feb 5, 12 12:30 PM
to Captn America:

Aw, c'mon Captn, before your penultimate post, wherein you demonstrated that you STILL had not accessed the correct article, I had given you all the information about the item that I could short of a link that would surely have been censored.

You are correct in noting, however, that we will never agree that there is a significant difference between outsourcing and offshoring. Folks like me, who see no essential difference, note that GE doesn't make any turbines ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Feb 5, 12 8:13 PM
Senate Democrats lashed out at the Obama adminstration on wednesday saying its stimulus wind energy program creates jobs overseas instead of the US and are calling for the administration to put a stop to it. "Today we are demanding the Obama administartion suspend the program immediately" said Sen Chuck Schumer D-NY

An investigation by ABC News and the investigative reporting workshop found that 79% of the programs money has gone to foreign companies money that Schumer said was "federal ...more
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Feb 6, 12 9:07 AM
A few more months of this pseudo government and its trampling of the Constitution, A Just a few more months of this tyranny and we can start to undo the progressives attempt though this administrations coup d'état and attempt at implementation of Saul Alinsky radicalism
By They call me (2826), southampton on Feb 6, 12 12:06 PM
So, you are in favor of the Charter System, then?
Feb 6, 12 2:40 PM appended by Mr. Z
And, just for reference, he would have been an archaeologist, were it not for the first Great Depression. Seems the fiscal industry created alot of who he became...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 6, 12 2:40 PM
"I believe in the Constitution, I believe in the Federalist Papers. Obama believes in Saul Alinsky and secular European socialist bureaucracy."
By They call me (2826), southampton on Feb 6, 12 6:26 PM
That doesn't clearly, and concisely answer the query.

Let me clarify a bit: Are you in favor of the Charter System, and do you believe "corporate personhood" is unconstitutional?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 6, 12 10:12 PM
Amen.
By Haskated (5), Southampton on Feb 6, 12 12:16 PM
wow! You woke up full of pep today TCM. Well said and I will give it an Amen as well !
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Feb 6, 12 12:21 PM
Hey Tiana Bob...Its more than just an economic war. Abroad, this man is leading the Occupy the Oval Office movement. He threw away a clear victory in Iraq and may be doing the same in Afghanistan. He comes across as weak regarding Iran, and seems to be in line with his long record of favoring Shia interests.... fueling the new crisis and next excuse for $5 gas. His strange mishandling of the Egyptian revolution has left the United States with very little leverage in a country that for more than ...more
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 6, 12 12:49 PM
He had the chance to hand Wall St. is a**, and didn't.

Don't envy his job, but alot of failures. However, I'm not sure the Republican candidates are any better. See yon avatar.
Feb 6, 12 2:43 PM appended by Mr. Z
Hit "return" by accident. You also have ot realize that many of the things you cite were brought on by the malfeasant behavior of others, like the auto industry running itself into the ground, the financial industry destroying the economy with it's "investment vehicles", and rate swaps. There is a WHOLE LOT of ******* up wherever you look. When it comes to the unions you do have to ask yourself whose behavior they have adapted themselves to compete with. And it sure ain't the janitor...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 6, 12 2:43 PM
Ask Osama Bin Laden how he feels about Obama and his foreign policy weakness.
By Mets fan (1501), Southampton on Feb 6, 12 4:46 PM
The divisiveness promoted by Obama's blah blah blah>stereotypical gibberish>fiction>more about Bush>fiction>divisiveness. You have got to be kidding. Name 1 country that likes us better now than 4 years ago. Do you read this before you post it? If war is so good for business why don't you invest your children in it. It's easy for cowards to cheer from the sidelines"? Trust me, nobody here is considering you, we've got your vote already marked. Quick question: What color is the sky in your ...more
By SmokeyJoeskwest (4), Southampton on Feb 6, 12 7:56 PM
Only a Mets fan would puff how cool it was to kill Osama after Obama and your fellow mets fans breathlessly condoned any effort to perform the reverse jihad on the decoy bad boy of the illuminati.
By SmokeyJoeskwest (4), Southampton on Feb 6, 12 8:00 PM
Please Phil, He does, what he does, on purpose.
He threw Mubarak under the Bus, because he wants the Islamists in Charge of Egypt.
He got rid of Khaddafi because he wants the Islamists in charge of Libya.
He does NOTHING in Iran or Syria because he doesn't want to. The Islamists are already in charge in those countries.
He was running guns to the Mexican drug cartels because he wanted them armed and when people are killed by those guns. out comes the argument for more gun CONTROL. ...more
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Feb 6, 12 8:21 PM
Foolish games, filling my diaper, wetting the bed, hiding under the bed...someone was a fascination with potty references. please don't play the games, we don't forget. This sounds like divisiveness to me. Funny how the lefties all of a sudden don't like divisiveness. hahahah, pretty convenient. meet me here on big tuesday, so I can point and laugh at your wounds.
By SmokeyJoeskwest (4), Southampton on Feb 7, 12 5:48 AM
Did you just say "I report you decide". You've been watching Fox News, the Most Watched News on Cable Television, haven't you?
By Haskated (5), Southampton on Feb 7, 12 9:26 AM
What are you even talking about?
By Mets fan (1501), Southampton on Feb 7, 12 9:40 AM
What divisiveness? All I see is a fair accounting from Captain and Joe of the last 3 years. and Obama has already failed by hes own criteria.
“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” – President Barack Obama on NBC’s “Today,” February 2, 2009:

Three years ago today, President Obama appeared on NBC’s “Today show and and made his infamous “one-term proposition” ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Feb 9, 12 9:46 PM
Now I feel better and have to get back to my cocktail by the pool... see you all when I get back to Southampton in 3 short weeks.
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 6, 12 12:53 PM
Go Romney.. He seems to have a hope of getting Republicans and Democrats to work together, which is something Obama has failed miserably at. I don't want the very poor and needy to have NO safety net but I also don't want to work 16 hours a day supporting people who could very well work but do better on handouts and therefore don't bother. Pretty soon the aggrieved 1% (which probably includes everyone posting here) will be set up in Zuccotti Park in tents living off their savings. No-one will be ...more
By local12 (34), Remsenburg on Feb 6, 12 10:18 PM
That makes about no sense.

Do you even know what "aggrieved" means? According to that statement, the "1%" will quit work, and occupy Wall St. Heck, Romney is a member of the "1%", and seems to think his public speaking income is "not very much". His conception of not very much money, is 300k.

No matter who wins, we lose...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 6, 12 10:39 PM
"...getting Republicans and Democrats to work together, which is something Obama has failed miserably at."

That gate was firmly locked and chained shut by the Senate's leading Republican, or do you choose to disregard "the single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president." - Mitch McConnell. How does one overcome such a partisan stick-it-to-the-people attitude? Who is responsible for the miserable failure you cite?



By VOS (1241), WHB on Feb 6, 12 10:53 PM
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Well VOS, while we are reminiscing lets quote what Barry said 5 weeks earlier "We don’t mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back of the bus.“ Good way to end divisiveness and reach across the isle. Please give it up already!
By They call me (2826), southampton on Feb 7, 12 12:37 AM
Your truncation of the quote takes all the meaning out of it, but you knew that, I'll bet.

"we can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."

So, yes there was some divisiveness - it took the Republicans and their unbreakable links to special interests and divided them from the interests of the majority of Americans.

A little ...more
By VOS (1241), WHB on Feb 7, 12 2:27 AM
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Vos to put obama on a pedestal is delusional. All you have to do is look at Obama care. Closed door deals, no transparency, and a pile garbage that was designed by special interest groups. Obama and bush were two of the most polarizing presidents. People that bought into his change the culture of Washington mantra just got more of the same
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Feb 7, 12 6:35 AM
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Pedestal? What pedestal? I simply supplied a more complete version of a quote that had been taken out of context in an intentional manner to distort its meaning. The quote itself was in response to who could create cooperation between the two major parties; kind of ironic that it was used to promote divisiveness.

The problem with you and all the other foolish partisan zealots here, as in Washington, is that no one wants to give credit where credit is due or scorn where it is well deserved. ...more
By VOS (1241), WHB on Feb 7, 12 4:25 PM
Romney tied his dog to the roof of his car and went on a 12 hour trip from Boston to Canada. How can anyone have admiration for someone who would abuse his own dog?
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 6, 12 10:47 PM
You need to pick it up a bit TianaBob. One they say it on Chris Matthews, wait at least 15 minutes and THEN put it on 27east, that way it isn't so obvious.
By SmokeyJoeskwest (4), Southampton on Feb 7, 12 5:50 AM
I know that Romney abusing his dog is old news. However it's such a horrible story it needs to be shouted from the rooftops. People (especially candidates) who mistreat their animals should be vilified.
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 7, 12 8:49 AM
I completely agree with you...nobody that abuses animals should be allowed to sit as a president of this great country...and they should be vilified. now don't disappoint us and lets see how strong your intellectual integrity is now:

While you were preparing for Thanksgiving and President Obama was sparing the life of a couple of photo op turkeys, he also approved legislation that will result in the domestic slaughter of thousands of horses every year for human food.

For the past ...more
By Haskated (5), Southampton on Feb 7, 12 9:24 AM
Didn't know that about the horses. Horrible situation. I'm not for Obama either. He's just another suit owned by the bankers/oil/big pharma/etc. I'd like to see some major reforms in politics. I'd like to see an end to the Fed. Google Rothchild conspiracy to see how these bankers operate. We need to make changes because China is eating our lunch.
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 7, 12 1:18 PM
Good intentions, right?

Then fill your cabinets, with the people who wrecked the train in the firstplace. Casey Jones would have been a better choice for Secretary of the Treasury...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 7, 12 3:33 PM
If I was the Republican nominee, I would not even engage in debates with this Obomination. Let him talk to himself and his tela prompter for 10 months... because as of today he has already lost, Why give the lame stream leftest media sound bites to twist up. just show up on election day and let WE THE PEOPLE do the rest!
By They call me (2826), southampton on Feb 7, 12 12:28 AM
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Dog story bad but you can be sure that if such a story surfaced that involved Obama, Chris Matthews, MSNBC or CNN would find a way to downplay it and have a ton of animal activists on set arguing that it would not have hurt the dog at all and what a great guy he was for not leaving the dog at home. Cut to picture of Obama cuddling his dog.
Mr Z, why do you resent people doing well in life? You are so typical of the attitude that pervades this country now. If someone works hard and makes money, ...more
By local12 (34), Remsenburg on Feb 7, 12 10:14 AM
Oligarchy, and Plutonomy, based on fiat currency.

I don't resent him. I resent that we've become all the Founding Fathers rebelled against.

Open your eyes, because as George Carlin once wisely said "It's called the "American Dream", because you have to be asleep to believe it.".


Google: George Carlin - The American Dream
Feb 7, 12 3:40 PM appended by Mr. Z
And, think about it this way: If there were not those who lived so avaristically, there would be little, or no need for the charity they give so magnanimously to. They aid in creating socioeconomic disparity by participating the the pathetic circus the "economy" has become, and do nothing to change it for the better. It's sad, really how this country has become so like the English it rebelled to be free of. Here's a slice of History from POCLAD for you: When American colonists declared independence from England in 1776, they also freed themselves from control by English corporations that extracted their wealth and dominated trade. After fighting a revolution to end this exploitation, our country's founders retained a healthy fear of corporate power and wisely limited corporations exclusively to a business role. Corporations were forbidden from attempting to influence elections, public policy, and other realms of civic society. Initially, the privilege of incorporation was granted selectively to enable activities that benefited the public, such as construction of roads or canals. Enabling shareholders to profit was seen as a means to that end. The states also imposed conditions (some of which remain on the books, though unused) like these: * Corporate charters (licenses to exist) were granted for a limited time and could be revoked promptly for violating laws. * Corporations could engage only in activities necessary to fulfill their chartered purpose. * Corporations could not own stock in other corporations nor own any property that was not essential to fulfilling their chartered purpose. * Corporations were often terminated if they exceeded their authority or caused public harm. * Owners and managers were responsible for criminal acts committed on the job. * Corporations could not make any political or charitable contributions nor spend money to influence law-making
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 7, 12 3:40 PM
Marxism is a psychological disorder local 12, ZZ has been singing the same old song for so long he is starting to believe his own B S .
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Feb 7, 12 12:49 PM
This coming from a guy who couldn't even tell you what the Charter System, or fiat currency is.

Marxist? You may want to try "constitutionalist".

Whatever you're smokin', quit for a while...
Feb 7, 12 3:29 PM appended by Mr. Z
And, truthfully, you wouldn't know a Founding Father, if he accosted you in an ale house, and called you a "Tory"...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 7, 12 3:29 PM
They both spend millions of dollars to get a job that pays $250 K. The posters here are all deluded to think that either guy will do anything for the greater good of the Congressional District. The real facts are he is just like all the other politicians in a systemically corrupt system of government. Don't kid yourself he is of the worst kind of corrupt politician, a transplanted cohort of out-of state special interests.
By rrc1049 (63), Bridgehampton on Feb 7, 12 3:21 PM
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nice try, you started trying to play the ''above the fray'' card but lost it when you tried to differentiate that some corruption is actually worse than other corruption. You're what is known as a seminar poster. We learn about you in anarchy 101.
By Yourekiddingright? (3), outhampton on Feb 7, 12 4:55 PM
No, I think he was pointing out the "lesser of the two evils" clause.

But, "nice try"...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 7, 12 5:46 PM
I just read a nice piece on Romney, and what he should learn from Reagan by Rick Perlstein over at the accursed, liberal, Rolling Stone.

All you Reaganites would LOVE IT!!!
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 7, 12 4:40 PM
Ill pass
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 7, 12 9:53 PM
****y.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 8, 12 6:35 AM
nice, I dont want to waste my time with an artical from rolling stone and you say ****y real nice
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 9, 12 4:14 PM
Well, what's the reason you won't?

Frankly, it's a solid article. Taibbi usually has the facts spot on, and I really think you may enjoy his wit.

Are you worried that it might infringe on what you believe?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 9, 12 6:30 PM
The American public's dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program, according to newly released data
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Feb 8, 12 10:28 AM
And that's Obama's fault?

Who blew the economy to smithereens?

It sure as heck wasn't Obama.

If you're going to blame someone, at least have the dignity to get it completely correct...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 8, 12 10:38 AM
to Mr. Z:


The Reagan article was substantial and interesting but the Matt TAibbi article "The Odd Couple: Romney vs. Gingrich" was a LOT more fun.

Excerpt:

"[Watching the Republican Primary contenders is] ". . .like watching a cruel experiment involving baboons, laughing gas and a forklift. No matter how many times you ring the bell, those poor animals are never going to figure out how to move that pallet of bananas. . ."
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Feb 8, 12 10:38 AM
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Taibbi does have quite the singular wit!!
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 9, 12 6:27 PM
99% party 4:00 PM Sunday Sag Harbor Movies sponsored by Move On
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Feb 8, 12 2:54 PM
You are a piece of work. If its sponsored by MoveOn, it is not a 99% party. George Soros and one other anon donor together gave $10,000,000 - not to mention Linda Prtizger of Hyatt Hotels and the San Francisco Foundation who contribute millions (and take a huge tax deduction) to help pay for parties that you purport are *ahem* 99% parties. MoveOn is affiliated with hundreds of 527 organizations whose goal is to do nothing but funnel large sums of money to progressive candidates while finger ...more
By TianarRob (10), Southampton on Feb 9, 12 4:26 PM
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The issue was a fraudulent so called 99% part thrown by George Soros. Another reader buried one of yours and now you come out to say whats worse than corporations buying the republican party. Do you honestly think there is a single person left on this green earth that thinks one party is bought and one isn't. If that person is you, then you must feel very lonely. You're either in 9th grade or you really think you're up to the task of fooling someone. Do you have any idea how much of a placeholder ...more
By phyllisathome (4), Southampton on Feb 9, 12 5:26 PM
hahaha, I'm actually a dude, owning you.
By phyllisathome (4), Southampton on Feb 10, 12 7:20 AM
Sockpuppets ....chuckel
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 10, 12 5:34 PM
Waaaaaah. That gal Phyllis seems to have struck a nerve. Because your real name is philathome right? Spare us. All was fair in love and war my friend, it's just that your man is the target now. Not as fun huh. Like granny said about the kitchen, too hot, amscray.
By ChickenHawk (4), East Hampton on Feb 10, 12 8:59 PM
Relax Phil I genuinely thought it was funny
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 11, 12 12:31 AM
So, who enjoyed the piece by 60 minutes on Congressional "insider trading"?

I told you so...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 9, 12 7:00 PM
Are you actually insinuating that a 60 minute report on congressional insider trading exposed anything a thinking person doesn't already know?
By phyllisathome (4), Southampton on Feb 9, 12 8:02 PM
No.

What it actually did, miraculously, was take support of the bill, authored years ago, from 1, to almost 300 members of Congress within a day.

Talk about CYA, huh?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 9, 12 8:08 PM
If a cow laughs does milk come out of its nose?
By ChickenHawk (4), East Hampton on Feb 10, 12 9:01 PM
So even though Z felt the need to use his foul language I humored him and went to ~ugh~ Rolling Stone to read the article he asked me to . When I arrived I was smacked in the face with the following...

Story 1. Scott Olsen: Casualty of the Occupation

Story 2. Twelve leaders who get things done , Staring Van Jones and various other progressive ideologues who have appeared on Keith Obeldoof

Story 3. Interview: Julian Assange

story 4. How the GOP Became the ...more
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Feb 9, 12 8:06 PM
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Maybe you should have used your grey matter, and clicked on Politics.

I didn't realize you were so easily offended...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 9, 12 8:09 PM
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I would be offended as well you have been tossing a lot of F bombs on this thread and Philathome was calling Phyllis a lady of the night called for ??? You guys seem very childish lately.I used to think you were above razza 5351 but you have seemed to sink to her level as of late.I do not comment as much as the rest of you but I do read every day and it is clear as November grows closer you seem to get more desperate.just like the real occupy wall street crowd who I pass 3 times a week your behavior ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Feb 9, 12 10:02 PM
Multiplicative user IDs?

Not guys like joe...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 11, 12 12:53 AM
Our weaponry is reason and logic. They cause significantly more pain in the form of confusion, embarrassment an the rage caused by, well, confusion and embarrassment. Think how difficult it must be for folks like dagdavid, philathome, shnative and the rest of them to slowly realize that they have been duped. They have been worked over by the same selfish politicians that they have put so much time and effort into supporting. Sometimes at the expense of their own lives. When confronted with ...more
By phyllisathome (4), Southampton on Feb 10, 12 7:25 AM
This spat didn't start, just because joe refused to read an article by a guy who actually KNEW Ronald Reagan, did it?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Feb 11, 12 12:55 AM
Spat? Its called a cold harsh talking too. And its working, we are in anger then comes acceptance. We are Anonymous, we don't forget and we don't forgive.
By ChickenHawk (4), East Hampton on Feb 11, 12 6:16 AM