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Southampton Town Board candidates face off in final debate

The truth, not the spin, is that the sustainability coordinator position would be paid for with FEDERAL GRANT MONEY. And that in order for that position to continue beyond it's initial time frame, the individual hired would need to seek out FURTHER GRANT MONEY. It costs the town nothing AND the sustainability director would have an opportunity to create jobs and opportunities for local workers. If you guys can't debate the facts, than at least stop trying to mislead.

"Paying for an unneeded position with a federal grant is the ultimate in thinking there is such a thing as a free ... more lunch." Firstly, that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever, but I will attempt to respond - The grant money is given for that specific purpose from the Federal government. The grant money has been set aside by the Federal government for the specific purpose of hiring a Sustainability coordinator, a position that many forward thinking town governments already have in place. It is not a free lunch, it is a part of a stimulus bill that would help local municipalities create new jobs. How in god's name could anyone object to that? Having said that, I am sure those on the far right will find a way. Crazy talk, dude. Crazy talk." Mar 2, 10 7:12 PM

And what about you? Will you swear that no one has ever worked for you, with our without your knowledge, who was not a documented citizen? I mean no one, ever. Besides, her husband is not running, Mrs. Fleming is." Mar 2, 10 7:14 PM

There is a clearly identified need for jobs. To protect our children's futures, there is a clearly identified need for a change in the way we live and how we protect our environment. You and your ilk's hate for Obama, Pelosi and Reid is crippling our government. You are allowing your irrational political ideologies to blind you. " Mar 3, 10 9:13 AM

Sorry I could not contribute something as profound as "Now there's a mature attempt at dialogue." You're very angry, aren't you?" Mar 3, 10 10:38 AM

Why when talking about local issues must you bring Obama/Reid/Pelosie and now Patterson into the issue? You are attempting to make a larger political point that is completely irrelevant to what is happening locally. Why shouldn't town hall help create and provide jobs? You and Frank make a great team. " Mar 3, 10 10:41 AM

Hey, DJ, hate to get involved in someone else's argument, but the stimulus save and created nearly 2 million jobs. Yes, unemployment went up, but it could have gotten much worse. Under Bush we were losing tens of thousands of jobs a month and that accounted for the increase and Obama slowed that loss considerably. You forget where we were when our current president took office - conveniently.

Your point on solar panels was puerile and pointless and reeks of desperation. Besides, if Mr. Hughes had enough foresight to go solar himself, why would he not want everyone to do the same, even those who might need governmental tax incentives and grants?

And now you are attempting to blame Barney Frank? Man, you really need to start read something beyond these forum postings. " Mar 5, 10 9:56 AM

Special election today for Southampton Town Board seat

She's got my vote" Mar 9, 10 12:40 PM

Your smarmy reply is exactly what is expected and just as irrelevant as ever." Mar 9, 10 2:35 PM

Bridget Fleming wins vacant Southampton Town Board seat

Bel, it is not the "independent" line, but the "independence" line. Two completely different things. The "independence" line has a platform much more in keeping with Republican ideals.

Nevertheless, your vote for Bridget was a smart one." Mar 10, 10 8:06 AM

Wow, such sour grapes on this board. Bill Hughes lost because he got less votes. This is a democracy we live in. More people voted for Bridget because they believed in her and her message. This is an overwhelmingly Republican district, but Mr. Hughes lost anyway. Elections have consequences and Ms. Fleming will be able to bring balance to a lopsided board." Mar 10, 10 8:08 AM

She won. Period." Mar 10, 10 8:09 AM

The photo of Hughes with Kabot in the background says it all. We've moved on." Mar 10, 10 8:20 AM

Terry, do you believe the Independence party has no agenda beyond creating a third choice? They fawned all over Scott Brown and then tried to get Harry Reid to step aside. Try google, read some of what the Chairman has said and then you can make an educated response.

Remember everyone, elections have consequences, even if Terry doesn't like them. Congrats, Bridget! " Mar 10, 10 9:01 AM

How do you know what was in voters' minds? Did you conduct exit polls? I voted for Bridget because she was the better candidate. Your well documented hatred of the police clouds your judgment. " Mar 10, 10 4:07 PM

There are real differences between the two parties both nationally and locally and that is why many of us feel allegiance to a party platfrom, but not necessarily the individual candidates.

The republican party(according to the RNC) believes in deregulation, that corporations are equal to individuals, that insurance company profits are more important than health care, that banks and wall street should regulate themselves, that there is no room for government outside of tax breaks to the rich and big business, that the free market is the answer to all evils - just to name a few.

More often than not, a candidate identifies themselves as a Republican or Democrat because they agree with that party's principles. As I said, that is not always the case, but more often than not it is. Hughes is the perfect example of someone who tows the party line. He proudly calls himself a conservative and time and again answered questions with republican party talking points. I vote for the candidate, not the party, but I look at the party first." Mar 11, 10 11:17 AM

Let's hope they do, but I have a feeling party politics will get in the way - national political stances have a way of trickling down." Mar 11, 10 4:10 PM

You want it to not be about parties and then you make such a ridiculous attack on President Obama and other democrats? The republican party got us into this mess fighting illegal wars off the books and with 2.5 trillion dollars in tax cuts to the rich while middle class Americans lost jobs, savings, and homes not to mention health insurance. " Mar 11, 10 7:12 PM

Yes I did confuse you for double-d and yes, your comments were equal in harsh judgment, unlike double-d who deserved a dose of his own medicine." Mar 12, 10 10:19 AM

What is important is that the Fleming voters turned out in larger numbers! Thank goodness. " Mar 12, 10 3:55 PM

Southampton High School seeks upgrades for planetarium, envisions opening to public

Yes, upgrade, allow the public to pay admission and put the money back in to the school. Win win all around." Mar 15, 10 12:26 PM

Bishop will vote yes on health care reform bill

Iczoe, I sympathized with you until the very end. What does you, or any American, not having insurance have to do with undocumented workers? Nothing. The vast majority of folks without insurance using emergency rooms are citizens of the US - single mothers and children without insurance. You deserve affordable health care, everyone in America does, but to say that "illegal aliens" are receiving free health care and you can't is short-sighted, bigoted and unworthy of a college educated individual.

You feel that you are being treated unfairly and ignored by the system, I agree you probably are, but why do the exact same thing to someone else? " Mar 20, 10 5:30 PM

Being able to stay covered under your parents insurance until you are 26, which this bill does, will be a major help to people like Iczoe. " Mar 20, 10 5:31 PM

Absolute nonsense. The company in California you are referring to is Wellpoint and the made massive profits last year by dropping sick people and raising premiums. The insurance industry makes billions of dollars in profit every year. Fine, they are a business, that is why the exist. But that is also why health care should be not-for-profit. " Mar 20, 10 5:33 PM

Take a closer look - I see a heck of a lot of postings here in favor of health care. Time Bishop is doing what he was elected to do. " Mar 20, 10 5:34 PM

These companies make money by denying coverage, dropping sick people, and raising premiums. You want us to feel sorry for Wellpoint because they made billions in profit? Justify this:

Angeline Braly, Wellpoint's CEO, earned more money in 2008 ($9,844,212) than in 2007 (9,094,271), increasing her option rewards by nearly $1.5 million, and also receiving a $200,000-plus bump in base salary, from $922,269 to $1,135,538.

Braly's "other compensation" comprised use of a private jet for her and her family on business trips, just under $10,000 for legal services relating to her employment agreement and cash credits.

" Mar 20, 10 6:38 PM

FCMCMANN was right, your posting was completely untrue. You said, referring to the student loan legislation "Once passed our children can only borrow money from the government" False. You may not have intentionally lied, but you certainly did not bother to check your facts.

You are quoting a republican opposed to health care and everything the president proposes and he is lying." Mar 20, 10 6:42 PM

Please explain which part of the constitution your referring to? Does the constitution say "each man for himself"? " Mar 20, 10 6:46 PM

The reason you feel alone is that you are but one of a very small vocal minority " Mar 21, 10 1:26 PM

Concrete, glass and steel can be warm and fuzzy too

Beautiful home." Mar 21, 10 2:08 PM

Bishop will vote yes on health care reform bill

Today in congress the Republican party stands in favor of private insurers who make billions in profits by denying coverage. They stand against the millions of struggling, uninsured, hard-working Americans and for private insurance CEO's who make hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Same as it ever was." Mar 21, 10 3:44 PM

The wealthy pay a smaller proportion of their income in taxes than the middle class. Where were you when Bush and the Republicans gave huge tax breaks to millionaires and corporations - unpaid for tax breaks which added 2 trillion dollars to the deficit. Where were you when the redistribution went from the middle class to the rich? Do you think that is what the founders hand in mind? I don't.

If you understood the founding principles you would not stand for the wealthy and big corporations and against the welfare of your fellow, middle class and poor citizens. " Mar 21, 10 3:49 PM

Thankfully, the lies and fear-mongering of you and your fellow neocons had little to no effect. This is the first step towards achieving universal health care. The only thing I will enjoy more than the victory of this legislation is the defeat of people like you." Mar 21, 10 5:34 PM

Sorry for the misunderstanding. " Mar 21, 10 5:34 PM

Follow your own advice. Your screen name is one of the most appropriate I've seen. " Mar 22, 10 9:20 AM

This from David Frum - former assistant to and speech writer for George W. Bush and one of the most die hard conservatives around. He could not be more correct:

"No illusions please: This bill will not be repealed. Even if Republicans scored a 1994 style landslide in November, how many votes could we muster to re-open the “doughnut hole” and charge seniors more for prescription drugs? How many votes to re-allow insurers to rescind policies when they discover a pre-existing condition? How many votes to banish 25 year olds from their parents’ insurance coverage? And even if the votes were there – would President Obama sign such a repeal?

We followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement, and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat."
" Mar 22, 10 9:37 AM


You are absolutely correct. The loudest voices here are those of the most ignorant. They speak in Glenn Beckisms and tea-party drivel and when faced with the actual facts of this bill they cry socialism. The very same people enjoy social security, medicare, public works, etc. The insurance company's have been stealing Americans blind for generations, yet the far right is more concerned with protecting corporate profits than they are with helping their fellow man. They are about themselves, this legislation, which will hopefully be strengthened, is about what makes America great and that is that we care for our neighbors. The lunatic fringe may yell the loudest, but they lost on this one because hope will always win out over fear and hatred in the end." Mar 23, 10 8:22 AM

Stony Brook University will announce drastic cuts to Stony Brook Southampton

Are you kidding? I am often amazed at the amount of blatantly racist comments folks post on these boards. This is NOT the deep south folks. Evolve." Apr 7, 10 1:28 PM

Congressman Bishop prepares for difficult race but remains hopeful for outcome

We need Mr. Bishop so that the East End does not come completely overwhelmed by neocon-teabaggers! Fight the good fight, Tim and your supporters will follow!" Apr 7, 10 1:54 PM

Despite your FOX news poll, we have seen the tea-baggers for whom they truly are - an under-educated group whose ranks include large numbers of folks on medicare and social security (the very sort of programs they rail against). Each and every teaparty rally is filled with racist signs and talk of violence and hate.

The teaparty movement is nothing more than a corporate-financed off-shoot of the republican party. Ever heard of Dick Armey and Freedom Works? These are the neocons financing the "grass roots" teabag movement. The rethugs and neocons have convinced these folks to fight against their own best interests and in favor of the very corporations who wish to keep them poor and under-educated.

You use the don't tread on me flag, but what you do not understand is that the democratic party is looking out for your best interests while corporate America tries to keep you down. You are fighting the wrong enemy.

By the way, average, working class Americans pay a higher percentage of their earning in taxes than the wealthy. Bush's tax cuts to the wealthy cost this country 2.5 trillion dollars - Republicans (many of whom now call themselves teaparty members) took Bill Clintons 5.1 Trillion dollar surplus and turned it into a 2.5 trillion dollar deficit which was inherited by Obama. Two wars fought off the books, bank friendly policies, corporate-welfare and deregulation led to our economic crash.

The reason folks like you blame the victims is because it is easy. It takes courage and conviction to fight big corporations and the wealthy so you pick on the jobless and struggling.

Your hatred for Tim Bishop and "liberals" is irrational and destructive. He is a duly-elected representative - he was not "place" into power, he earned it.
" Apr 8, 10 2:23 PM

What a disgustingly, vile and inappropriate comparison. Your posting is the perfect example of the type of ignorance and fear mongering on the right that has become so damaging to our political process. " Apr 9, 10 9:58 AM

Bush's tax cuts promoted economic growth? You quote an avowed neocon Craig Steiner as proof of your ludicrous denial of the surplus Bush inherited? How would you react if I quoted Arianna Huffington?

The groups at military funerals - are you referring to the hateful bigots who said God wants homosexuals dead? You claim these folks are democrats? You haven't seen a single racist sign at a teaparty rally? You must be too busy concentrating on standing upright and putting one foot in front of the other.

The teabag movement is one of ignorance, fear, hatred and hypocrisy. Do you believe we should have an army, air force, navy? They are paid for with income taxes, you know. You fight for billionaires and corporations and they, in turn, fight to keep you ignorant and fearful. " Apr 9, 10 5:58 PM

It is not the Marxists you need to fear, but your own fascism and that of your far right party, Il Bigfresh" Apr 10, 10 10:10 PM

razza5350, please give us a concrete example of a new entitlement and how it is "on the backs of the working class". You know who benefits most from health care reform? The working class. You know who will NOT see a tax increase because of health care reform? The working class. You know who benefits from our private insurance based system? Insurance barons. You know who is abused by out private insurance based system? The middle class. When did it become OK to abandon intelligent, rational thought in favor of hysterical ignorance?

By the way, the tea party was about taxation WITHOUT representation. The founding fathers established the government we have today - a government of popularly elected officials. Our founding fathers were humanists, idealists who believed in freedom and equality. They were (for the most part) intelligent, well-educated men of letters - just like the majority of those on the far left. But let's not completely idealize our founding fathers who were, after all, mere mortals who, in their infinite wisdom, did not see fit to grant voting rights to women and who not only owned slaved, but believed blacks to be only 2/3 human.

Are you on social security and/or do you intend to receive it? Are you on medicare and/or do you intend to receive it? If your house catches on fire do you want the taxpayer financed fire department to come with their hoses? Would you like to abolish public schools and the VA? " Apr 10, 10 10:20 PM

Your are right on a number of points, SHNATIVE, most importantly the fact that the US Constitution was indeed a document of unheard of progressive/liberal ideals. The founding fathers would have seen the pro-corporate right wing as an affront to humanity." Apr 10, 10 10:24 PM

Tell you what, Razza, you answer my question and I will delightedly answer yours citing any number of sources that you'll never find acceptable. " Apr 11, 10 10:33 AM

Razza, I will assume you are middle class, working individual so let's put this in terms of you: please tell me how you will be paying for the health care bill and please site the specific aspect of the legislation that you are quoting.

In the meantime, I will tell you that currently every single American pays over a thousand dollars a year as part of your private insurance premium to cover the uninsured. A cost you will no longer have to bear.

In addition, if you make under $250,000 and, like me, you must purchase your coverage in the private market, your insurance premium will DECREASE considerably? If you are a small business person your coverage will DECREASE considerably. These are facts, so forget the necon hyperbole.

Don't believe me? Of course not, but how about the conservative Washington Post? Try their "What does the health care bill me to me" calculator here http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/what-health-bill-means-for-you/ " Apr 11, 10 1:10 PM

Razza, you are being intellectually dishonest. I know you feel that health care reform is an entitlement, but what I asked is for you to please explain how that "entitlement" is being borne on the backs of working class people. You did not answer it, perhaps because you cannot because the truth is quite different from what you would like others to believe. I provided you with a real world calculator provided by the Washington Post - a conservative newspaper - and the indisputable fact which, again, you refuse to address is that those making under $250,000.00 will pay less and will not see a single dime increase in their taxes. In fact, small businesses will see the largest health care tax cut ever.

Your side calls everything you disagree with propaganda. You say every fact is a lie and you use blanket phrases like socialism and marxism and Obamacare to describe a health care plan that REMAINS in the hands of private insurers. Personally, I believe we should take private insurers and profit out of health care. Even then it would not be "socialism". The anti-government movement which you and so many others have embraced is nothing more than a sham. It is a movement of hypocrisy and falsehoods. Folks on medicare and social security crying socialism.

Since when was the American way to say eff you to those in need of help? I guess you feel the uninsured should simply remain that way and that is OK for 44,000 people a year to die for lack of health care as long as the government stays off of your back? Medicaid costs 30% less than private insurance, yes there is fraud, but it works and it works at a incredible savings. So why not solve the fraud and quit crying about entitlements that you yourself either do or one day will enjoy.

I have provided direct evidence of what I say and you call it all propaganda. You have refused to answer any one question directly and have instead chosen to fall back on cliched talking points. Yes, this conversation is a waste of time. " Apr 11, 10 3:23 PM

One last point, this program is actually paid for. Something the right could not say for eight years." Apr 11, 10 3:24 PM

The government took over a private industry? Insurance in still in the hands of private insurers who have been handed 32 million NEW customers who will be subsidized BY the government. The government is subsidizing private insurance, bigfresh. Private insurers are STILL providing the product and will still be making a profit.

I would love for the government to take private insurers out of the picture. That is called single payer and that is NOT what happened.

Asking me not to use name calling? You're kidding, right? You are so completely wrong about the health care legislation that you are either intentionally misrepresenting what happened or you just do not care about the truth.

As long as folks like you keep posting such nonsense, there is no need for me to bash conservatism - you're doing a terrific job all by yourself." Apr 11, 10 7:50 PM

Stony Brook Southampton students plan protest march on Monday

Good luck, students! Taking to the streets is the right response and I hope others decide to join you!" Apr 11, 10 7:52 PM

Sag Harbor students rally for school budget

Or maybe he'll grow up believing that children are our future and he'll gladly pay the taxes that finance the education of our future doctors, nurses, firefighters, business owners and community leaders.

Congrats to you, Max. You are displaying great courage and real fortitude. Your education is important and you are right to fight for it! Don't listen to grumpy old people, but do you what you feel is right." Apr 11, 10 7:56 PM

What a ridiculous things to say. Did you go to public school? Well, the people that funded your education probably said the same things about you only their tax dollars were clearly wasted." Apr 11, 10 7:58 PM

I am nothing less than amazed at how many people are against students and educators. Shameful. Absolutely shameful. " Apr 11, 10 7:59 PM

Hohum, you have hit the nail on the head. The folks on this board are so warped by their right wing mindset that they attack kids and teachers. Look to the school board members when placing budget blames, not teachers and kids. We need to abolish local school boards who are overwhelmed by folks who serve because they have the time do so and without thought or qualification. We went through the same stuff in Tuckahoe and we are still paying for the mistakes of school board incompetence!

As Mark Twain said "God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board. "" Apr 11, 10 8:03 PM

Congressman Bishop prepares for difficult race but remains hopeful for outcome

The Obama administration cut banks out of the student loan process where they serves as nothing more than middle men taking billions of dollars in fees that should have gone to students. FACT
No one is being "forced" to purchase insurance. In fact, if you had bothered to study the bill you would see that there are actually NO penalties for remaining uninsured. FACT
There are not fines. If you do not purchase you will not be eligible for tax incentives and breaks but there are no fines. FACT

You said Obama took over the private insurance industry, I explained that is completely false, and instead you move on to new, bigfresh lies. You need to rely on other news sources beyond Glen Beck. " Apr 12, 10 8:06 AM

You are hung up on semantics. The "mandate" means If you or your family aren’t getting health insurance through your job, the government will pay to get you private insurance coverage, just as an employer would. You’ll have to contribute something—but the law guarantees, with specific numbers, that it will be no more than you can afford. It’ll be less than three percent of your paycheck if your family makes $33,000 a year, less than ten percent if you make as much as $88,000. Pre-existing conditions won’t matter. The government will still pay for your insurance, with the same affordable contribution from you.

Now, since you seem to be so in love with private insurers, let me share another bit of info with you, Allisa Fox, a top lobbyist for Blue Cross said, "it's a mandate with no penalty, and a mandate with no penalty is not a requirement," Fox said. The insurance industries preference: Severe penalties to force you to buy THEIR insurance, because, after all, contrary to teabag talking points, the government has NOT taken control of insurance but left it in the hands of private companies who are still looking for ways to _____ you. It is private insurers who insisted that everyone be mandated so their profits would not diminish.

The penalties you mention? Yes, they exist, but guess what - they took the enforcement provisions out of the bill. Plain and simple. So without enforcement, there is not penalty and it will, in the end, still be left up to the individual. Just ask your friends over at Blue Cross.

The right spins this legislation to suit their hysteria, but it does not make it true. " Apr 12, 10 9:53 AM

The teabaggers have been brain-washed by rich, republican, neocons in congress and private enterprise to believe that they too will one day be wealthy beyond their dreams and that when they are, they will need to look out after their own best interests. Sadly, most will remain nothing more than tools of big corporations. An army of the incurious fighting against their own best interests. Just look at their de facto leader - Sarah Palin. That says all you need to know." Apr 13, 10 8:58 AM

You're quoting Gov. Paterson? Hah! " Apr 13, 10 8:59 AM

Amandas Law Now Enacted

I don't know why people need legislation to force them to protect their families, but whatever it takes to get it done." Apr 13, 10 9:00 AM

Congressman Bishop prepares for difficult race but remains hopeful for outcome

Templar, Razaa, Captn Cruch, in case you have not noticed, despite the right's hysterical cries of Marxism, we live in a democracy. Our elected officials serve at our pleasure and can be voted out of office or even impeached when warranted. You don't like the current government, vote or even run yourself, but stop all of the nonsense.

Why are you against a soda tax? It is a fact that soda is bad for your health and a leading cause of childhood obesity which costs the taxpayers billions of dollars a year. You are ALREADY paying a soda tax, a pizza tax, a fast food restaurant tax in the form of increased health care costs.

Instead of banning these products, we should allow people to partake as they please, but, just like you scream and yell about entitlement programs, why should I have to pay for someone else's indulgences? We tax cigarettes and alcohol, don't we? Would you prefer a "socialist society" where each and every individual must share in the cost of their neighbors health and welfare or would you prefer a "free society" where you can do as you please as long as you pay your own way?

Your hypocrisy is overwhelming." Apr 13, 10 1:40 PM

Read my post - no no is telling you what to do. You want to eat crap - pay a tax so I don't have to see increased health care premiums every quarter!.

You'll support the private insurance industry's right to add $1,000 a year to my premiums to pay for the uninsured, but you wont' support a soda tax that amounts to 2 cents a bottle? Speaking of padded rooms -

" Apr 13, 10 4:42 PM

Margaret Thatcher quotes?! Hah!

“The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity”" Apr 13, 10 4:44 PM

Liz Cheney is a neocon. Sarah Palin is a teabagger. Those who adhere to their philosophy of hate and ignorance are teaparty neocons. For a further explanation see the postings of razz, bigfresh, and captn crunch" Apr 13, 10 9:42 PM

Local Tea Party movement holds two rallies on Tax Day

98 percent of Americans got tax cuts. The richest two percent, well, they didn't. The teabaggers, doing the bidding of America's richest elite, will remain outraged about that injustice." Apr 21, 10 11:02 AM

If you are making under $250,000 your taxes DID go down. That is a fact. If you are making over, then it is about time you pay your fair share." Apr 21, 10 11:03 AM

An excellent point. I saw one tea party leader in an interview and he was pressed on that very question After fumbling around for an answer, he finally said income tax. When it was pointed out to him that our armed services are funded by those very taxes, he was flummoxed.

Everyone wants a strong military, social security and medicare, but they do not want to pay for it. It is selfish of folks to partake of these services but not think of future generations when screaming about taxes. Bush cut taxes for the rich and cost this country over 2.5 trillion dollars in lost revenue - not to mention fighting 2 wars "off of the books" and now that Obama is actually trying to do something, everyone goes crazy? Why? I think the answer is clear." Apr 21, 10 5:14 PM

This is the teaparty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbyFeFhUTmI&feature=player_embedded" Apr 21, 10 5:45 PM

We are in the state we are in because nobody wants to pay taxes but the right wants to give tax cuts to the rich and corporations, deregulate finance to leave all taxpayers on the hook, and spend billions upon billions on the military. How do you suggest we pay for everything? What programs do you think we should cut? The teaparty is nothing more than a convenient way to get thousands of incurious complainers with no ideas together at one time to stomp and yell and threaten, but offer no solutions." Apr 23, 10 11:55 AM

Hah!" Apr 23, 10 11:55 AM

Southampton School Board approves $57.3 million budget

You forget to take into account the costs of maintaining the school building, electricity, janitorial staff, etc. unfortunately, the money does NOT all go to educating the students. Besides, you cannot put a price on the future of our kids and, in turn, our community. " Apr 28, 10 10:54 AM

Sag Harbor adopts budget, hopes for community support

Kids first. " Apr 28, 10 10:55 AM

Hampton Bays school budget includes 18.5 percent tax hike

You're talking about a $20 a year increase for the average homeowner so why such anger? Kids First" Apr 28, 10 12:12 PM

Agency news: Sotheby's International Realty brokers biggest Hamptons sale of 2010

Why is the press celebrating the news of this excess? This is not an article, but an ad. You've even put the brokers contact info in their for g's sake" Apr 30, 10 8:11 AM

Local Tea Party movement holds two rallies on Tax Day

Where are all of the libertarian teabaggers when it comes to REAL government intrusion like the "show me your papers" legislation in Arizona? Where are the teabaggers when it comes to Goldman Sachs and financial reform?" Apr 30, 10 9:55 AM

The only reason you support this legislation is because it targets Latinos, but TRUE libertarians, even your teaparty darling Rubio, say this law is nothing more than an excuse for racial profiling.

Please tell me, how do you "reasonably" suspect someone of being illegal if not for the way they look. This law will be deemed unconstitutional and I thought you teabagger were strict constitutionalists? Yeha, I know, only when it suits your narrow and bigoted agenda." Apr 30, 10 4:22 PM

The law is not about being her illegally - the law is about being PERCEIVED as illegal. It is a racial profiling and the worst kind of big government take over that you teabaggers pretend to be so concerned. Capt Un-American is wrong. So are your.

If this law were implemented, citizens would effectively have to carry ‘their papers' at all times to avoid arrest. Is that what you mean by "limited government" As to why it is unconstitutional, assuming you are able to grasp rational thought, I will tell you:

1. the law infringes on the constitutional supremacy of the federal government, by interfering with federal immigration power and authority.

As for exercising other parts of your brain, why don' t you try using the part that contains humanity.
" Apr 30, 10 5:35 PM

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