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Hampton Bays Ku Klux Klan Member Claims Town Police Harrassed Him

Opinion is just that. The Washington Post Opinion writer Harold Meyerson included. I would suggest Meyerson is arguable wrong on all his ridiculous points. Comments to the article bear that out. " Apr 12, 15 11:28 AM

"espouse parental rights for rapists"

This reference peaked my curiosity when you first posted it. Can you site a reference? Hint: It's not Paul Ryan. " Apr 17, 15 3:21 PM

No, it was started with a reference to Paul Ryan's alleged stance on parental rights of rapists and likely reference to Sanctity of Life legislation. Short of any reference substantiating your direct reference to Paul Ryan (who I don't really have an opinion on), one can only summize that your point can only be derived from the opinion of others - in this case left leaning sources. That's fine. But once again, let's call it what it is. Your opinion.

"Kevin Drum of Mother Jones summed up the impact of this intentionally vague subsection, “In fact, if this bill were passed and the Supreme Court upheld it, I’ll bet that a rapist could go to court and sue to prevent his victim from getting an abortion. He’d argue that the fetus was legally a human being, and the court has no power to discriminate between one human being and another. He’d probably win, too.”" Apr 18, 15 12:16 AM

Zeldin Blasts Obama For Putting Politics Before Policy In Iran Nuclear Talks

And it will get worse as more people compete for available jobs. Headlines from yesterday. "Record 51 Million Legal/Illegal Immigrants Expected In Next Eight Years." The Census Bureau estimates that a record 51 million legal and illegal immigrants are expected to reside in the United States by 2023. By that time, immigrants will account for more than one in seven members of the nation’s population.

Driven mostly by legal immigration, the Bureau predicts the immigrant population will increase to one in five by 2060, totaling 78 million people. The U.S. population is expected to reach 417 million by then, an increase of 108 million from 2010."
" Apr 24, 15 8:08 AM

... a long standing ally... Of the United States... That constituency..." Apr 25, 15 4:46 PM

That's the shiniest turd I've ever seen." Apr 27, 15 9:06 PM

It really is a single party system..." May 1, 15 9:07 AM

Published on April Fools Day no less.

"The pattern could be voter fraud or a demographic trend that has not been picked up by extensive polling, she said".

The former not being a possibility, for we've been told, voter fraud doesn't exist.
" May 6, 15 12:36 PM

Hat, when none other than yourself applies the same principal and reasonable standard to the yet to be proven allegations of voter fraud in this instance to that of the equally unproven allegations against Hillary, I'll be more than happy to have that discussion with you. Until such time, as noted in the article, an equally plausible explanation remains (in fact, the story referenced by the cited article) that it could be demographic trends. If it is your desire to apply the same standard to both situations, we’ll just have to assume the appearance and allegations of near criminal behavior of Hillary are EQUALLY factual as evident by your very own standard. " May 6, 15 4:33 PM

"I merely pointed out your error regarding voter fraud as referenced by the article."

Sorry Hat, gotta disagree. The article simply doesn't address any element of voter fraud perpetrated by individuals. The article focuses solely on statistical anomalies which I merely pointed out that the article also notes a plausible explanation.

To your newly introduced point though, "virtually nonexistent" is a rather subjective term in my vocabulary. I'm of the belief that even one fraudulent vote is too many because rest assured, if there is one, there are others and the electoral process is too important IMO for "acceptable levels" of fraud to be tolerated. And let's be realists. Personal voter fraud is extremely difficult to prove, and the process is simply not designed to substantiate for example, the US citizen requirement. But yet, illegals are provided every opportunity to acquire legal documents that would in fact allow them to vote - aka, "voter fraud represented by individuals."
That said, it is extremely labor intense to investigate this form of fraud and it's simply not a high priority for the federal government to provide the ability to cross check the validity of those ineligible to vote. The federal government does not make this information publicly available. So of course it is virtually non existent.

And to my point, yes you are correct. The findings of the article do in fact remain to be seen. And yes, it is entirely possible as noted in the article that there is a completely reasonable explanation and I look forward to and welcome them regardless of what they are. We've seen abundantly in the past that polling data is flawed and the article even alludes to a valid explanation being attributed to this. " May 7, 15 10:37 PM

Good afternoon Hat. Good debate. The sarcastic remark was correctly assumed. Fact is, voter fraud comes in many forms; some more severe than others and with that a greater degree of footprint and paper trail to investigate and prosecute. It exists. That is a fact. What ever the level, it should not be tolerated and every precaution should be taken to ensure the integrity of the process.

For every 1-in-15 million solution you point out and putting pure politics aside, I would suggest can be countered with (to use your terminology) virtually non-existent examples of real people being disenfranchised; perhaps equal to your 1-in-15 million example. And as you know I think, states have bent over backwards to accommodate any hint of disenfranchisement.

Is that to say the Democrat solution to ensuring future election wins is to incorporate policy to exploit the vulnerabilities in the system whether it be photo ID, proof of citizenship, or fraudulent absentee ballots, or even dare I suggest, manipulating voter totals? For if one party is doing it... you know the other is.

BTW, there are more holes in the News21 study than vulnerabilities in the integrity of the electoral process. But, I applaud the effort none the less.

" May 8, 15 2:08 PM

"If, as you say, there are numerous "holes" in the News21 study, why did you not present them - - - or at least ONE of them?"

It's very elementary Hat, I think anyone with half a wit about them who wants to know for themselves will go look. It's all there in black and white.

Names Hat. I want names of those who were ACTUALLY disenfranchised. Seems even a scholarly intellectual doing a statistical study could drum up just one for argument sake. You know, a Sandra Fluk type. I'd be equally interested in a cross reference of basic or perhaps even government services provided to that person that also require ID just to verify the veracity of the findings once one actual and real person is identified." May 8, 15 6:36 PM

Hat, I asked for proof of just one example of actual disenfranchisement that can be corroborated against the requirement of receiving other services or benefits that require photo ID. None can be provided. Fact is, disenfranchisement can't be substantiated. Statistically, that's a zero correlation which makes it's existence... zero.

The fact is, if disenfranchisement actually existed in more the than the political theoretical arena, that person would be paraded like it was the 4th of July from sea to shining sea. There has been no such parade.

As previously noted, another fact is, voter fraud exists on multiple levels whether it be personal levels, voting when not a US citizen, absentee ballot, or the element of the original post - vote totals.

Holes in the News21 source by there own admission include

- their database wasn't complete (their admission) as they could not get cooperation from public record requests (this corroborates my earlier point that municipalities either don't want to find voter fraud, or give it a low priority),
- Some jurisdictions insisted that their computer systems lacked the capability to search for election fraud cases. (this corroborates my point that it is difficult to find and prosecute).
-"Hundreds of officials responded with short notes — some handwritten, even coffee-stained — saying they had had no cases of fraud." NONE? Really? This immediately proves us BOTH wrong.

So you see, voter fraud does exist on many levels. Every conscientious American should want and demand the highest integrity of their electoral process. " May 10, 15 11:28 AM

Good morning Hat. I see. Can't find one verifiable example of disenfranchisement, can you? Of note, my request for names was never linked to the News 21 "study" you provided. It merely was a challenge to you to provide a verified REAL individual who has in fact been disenfranchised.

So back to one of the two plausible explanations - "The pattern could be voter fraud or a demographic trend that has not been picked up by extensive polling," I point you to the following:

Conservative Voters Give Pollsters Politically Correct Answers . . . and Then They Vote - National Review May 10, 2015 as referenced in the blog piece, "The World May Have a Polling Problem" by Nate Silver

I find it interesting that earlier in our discussion you stated "Whether the vote totals are the result of criminal manipulation by Republicans or merely circumstantial remains to be seen" but now, "(although, as I initially indicated, the same cannot be said of election fraud) as if electoral fraud as noted in Kansas is a forgone conclusion. What other than your opinion have you provided to show that electoral fraud exists?

" May 11, 15 10:25 AM

Appreciate the rigorous and civil debate Hat, even though I continue to not subscribe to your opinion or that of the sampling error laden News21 "study," btw, notes that absentee ballot fraud is significant. Not to mention, the News21 study deals ONLY with known potential personal voter fraud. It is possible - actually likely - that some voter fraud can be successful and go completely undetected and News21 would have no way of knowing it even took place. Think of it this way. How many pounds of narcotics are smuggled into the US every year? We have no way of knowing. We only know what has been found. Same for voter fraud.

I see that the legitimate reference to the US in the polling limitations noted in the sources I provided have been conveniently ignored, but readily referenced to dismiss the shortcomings in Israel and Great Britain conservative polling. I suppose statistics, mathematics and human conservative motivations work differently across the pond(s) than here in the US (even though it is readily mentioned in the National Review source).

I continue to believe that the American electoral process is too important to marginalize the votes of those who do so lawfully. Elections HAVE been swayed election fraud, whatever the type, and even countries such as Mexico require voter ID for the very reason that their elections were corrupt.

Every conscientious American should want and demand the highest integrity of their electoral process.

" May 11, 15 9:39 PM

Yes, Hat, well aware the News21 piece mentions the problem with absentee ballots. I pointed that out earlier. The emphasis should have been on KNOWN potential personal voter fraud.

There is one other worthy note about what boils down to a matter of opinion to the degree of disenfranchisement. Courts have predominantly sided with states who require photo ID. Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas and North Carolina as examples of the most recent where the requirement has been upheld by the courts and determined to be Constitutional.

There is nothing democratic in the tolerance of any degree of voter or electoral fraud. " May 12, 15 8:00 PM

"The Supreme Court's decisions did not deny that photo voter laws disenfranchised legitimate voters."

And the dissenting judges were free to exercise their opinion. However, most courts upholding ID laws have weighed the issue in context that the photo ID laws should not be judged by the same strict standard applicable to a poll tax because the burden on voters was offset by the benefit of reducing the risk of fraud.

So following that logic Hat, are you saying that voters who are allegedly disenfranchised are having their Constitutional rights violated? You would think the deciding Supreme Court Justices would have abundantly considered that; unless its existence was virtually nonexistent or as noted above, offset by a great good.

Plausibility is a funny thing. It usually in the eye of the beholder. I tend to think that another plausible explanation for the Republicans' enamorment is the existence of voter and electoral fraud at multiple levels. What should be irrelevant is any tolerance of either voter OR electoral fraud for both threatens our democracy. There is only one plausible explanation for any other position and THAT is unscrupulous in its own right. " May 14, 15 10:20 AM

Zeldin: Anti-Semitism On The Rise In United States

Highhat and Z wrote:

Of 2,200 Palestinians killed in the last Israeli attack on Gaza, 1,500 were civilians according to UN estimates.

Over 2/3 of those killed in Gaza were civilians by all estimates.

Why would that ever breed an unfavorable view of Israel?
Hmmm.... why would that be....

Hamas' Tactic: Require Israel to Cause Civilian Casualties
Alan Dershowitz Huffington Post 11/19/2012

"Hamas's tactic is as simple as it is criminal and brutal. Its leaders know that by repeatedly firing rockets at Israeli civilian areas, they will give Israel no choice but to respond."

It's Immoral for Hamas to Use Human Shields and Immoral for Israel to Bomb Human Shields.7/29/2014 H. A. Goodman Huffington Post

"To blame one side without looking at the other is not only irresponsible, but borders on an overt attempt at circumventing the facts."

Come on fellas...
" Jul 7, 15 6:59 PM

This would be your opportunity to clarify a position then. Or did you? " Jul 10, 15 7:30 AM

East Quogue Will Celebrate Founding Of Southampton Town On Saturday

The attempted and intended white washing of history continues.

It's a historical event with numerous historical, aka, educational activities. Relax. " Jul 11, 15 10:42 AM

What a ridiculous statement in context of a historical event which highlighted military reenactors." Jul 12, 15 10:10 PM

Zeldin: Anti-Semitism On The Rise In United States

Yes indeed, the classic which came first, the chicken or the egg argument. Terrorists however often remove any choices by nature of the business they are in and they most certainly play by a different set of rules when it comes to "fighting with honor" especially when the fight is with a better equipped enemy.

" Jul 14, 15 9:24 AM

Blockades, war, assassination retaliations, accidents and disputed borders... oh my." Jul 15, 15 7:58 PM

Painting Of Confederate Battle Flag Evokes Mixed Responses

The South did not secede primarily because of slavery; it was because they viewed an oppressive federal government and associated tariffs which they thought was an infringement on their states rights. In Lincoln's First Inaugural Address he promised he had no intention to change slavery in the South. He argued it would be unconstitutional for him to do so. But he promised he would invade any state that failed to collect tariffs in order to enforce them.

Virginia, whose Army of Northern Virginia coined the Confederate battle flag, makes this clear in their Declaration of Secession:

"The people of Virginia, in their ratification of the Constitution of the United States of America, adopted by them in Convention on the twenty-fifth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight, having declared that the powers granted under the said Constitution were derived from the people of the United States, and might be resumed whensoever the same should be perverted to their injury and oppression; and the Federal Government, having perverted said powers, not only to the injury of the people of Virginia, but to the oppression of the Southern Slave holding States."

So here we are in 2015 eliminating a symbol from history as a result of a nut case who killed nine people in South Carolina because he had a few pictures with the Confederate flag in them. While it does and will always unfortunately exist to some extent – black, white, green or brown, the KKK for all practical purposes is non-existent, racism as we once knew it as well.

The conversation in typical fashion has now turned to not only banning the Confederate flag, but to anything associated with the Confederacy – removing statues, renaming streets, removing items from stores, calling 911 at the very sight of items in similar stores as Whoa Nellie Retro….

It’s pathetic, very sad, and wreaks of what we’ve seen of ISIS as they’ve destroyed artifacts, buildings, mosques and any resemblance of history that existed prior to their dominance.

" Jul 17, 15 9:15 PM

"President Lincoln insisted the conflict was not about slavery or civil rights, but an effort to preserve the Union." Nps dot gov

Protest of Bronze Statue Draws NAACP to Leesburg - nbc washington
A rally in Leesburg to protest a symbol of the Confederacy is planned for Saturday morning.

At 10:30 a.m., the NAACP will ask for the removal of a bronze statue on the courthouse grounds in downtown Leesburg. The statue is a Confederate soldier with a bronze rifle.

It's protected by a Virginia law that prohibits local authorities from removing it since it is an established war memorial.

The NAACP says it isn't an appropriate representation of Loudoun County’s Civil War history.

" Jul 18, 15 10:36 AM

I disagree with the republican assessment Mets fan. The GOP isn't far enough to the right for the KKK. The Klan is on a whole different scale. It's a much safer bet IMO to say the New Black Panthers are the Democrats today. Did you see the two groups battling over the weekend in South Carolina? The KKK in Nazi garb, the New Black Panther Party proudly displaying the Anarchist symbol. Looked like they even had some Occupy types with them. My favorite sign... "Screw the Klan, the Confederacy and the cops." It was a real meeting of the (anti-Semitic) minds with hate-filled whites fighting with hate-filled blacks - and vice versa." Jul 20, 15 10:37 AM

As far back? ... you don't say. You were a Republican once too, right? Maybe as far back as 1992 even? I believe the allegation however was "Republicans today." What your allegation is attempting to link is the "far" element of politics with the "establishment" element, and you'll find that the Republican party even back in 1992 distanced themselves from Duke.

Btw, David Duke was a Democrat before 1989; running in Democratic presidential primaries. He won a seat to Congress, not by anything he said or did, but what his opponent said - promising to raise property taxes and his message was void of anything resembling the Klan, and short of suggesting drug testing for welfare recipients, was dripping in demagoguery and class envy. " Jul 21, 15 8:41 AM

There you go Mets fan... have fun "looking it up". I'm also certain (not) you'll find that "the KKK are Republicans today." Be sure to report back on the miraculous shift of all the wrongs of Democrats - the KKK, slavery, Jim Crow laws - to Republicans and the historic maneuver that transferred all the past wrongs onto Republicans and all the past virtues of Republicans onto Democrats.
" Jul 21, 15 10:04 AM

Judging from the tee shirts worn in South Carolina last week I would say the National Socialist Movement.

That vote you reference had a higher percentage of Republican votes than Democrat.

"Small minded"... people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. " Jul 22, 15 12:03 PM

Well Mets fan, you are partially correct. Free stuffers are killing the country. But it is the KKK and Democrats that attach race to it. That's a telling common link." Jul 22, 15 6:17 PM

Hillary Clinton To Hold At Least Two Fundraisers In Hamptons In August

The right is focusing on Hillary because we hold these truths to be self evident. She's incompetent and has accomplished nothing. Yes, what Huckabee said was perfectly okay. Nothing he said was personalized toward any individual. It was a manner of communicating the seriousness of the deal with Iran (who by the way has sworn to destroy its enemies - "kill all Jews and annihilate Israel" to quote the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei). " Jul 28, 15 1:00 PM

That would depend on what bf's definition of "is" is." Jul 29, 15 7:53 PM

Your definition of "war criminal" leaves a lot to be desired. " Aug 2, 15 10:12 AM

Kanggaru mahkamah. That translates to "Kangaroo Court in Malay." Aug 2, 15 3:01 PM

If Biden runs he'll need careful way round Clinton...
Favorability hits 52%...
Gets nearly 10X TV coverage...
Staying power confounds rivals...

Zeldin On Trip To Israel With House Majoity Leader, Members Of Congress

I think you may have wanted to post this elsewhere.... just a little off topic. " Aug 16, 15 12:08 AM

Confirmed... should have been posted elsewhere." Aug 16, 15 12:45 AM

Bill Clinton Arrives For Amagansett Vacation, Hillary To Follow Later This Week

I'd bet Bill wouldn't come solo to your offer SisBoom. Hillary going to prison would certainly be a fortunate chain of events for Bill. The Secret Service wouldn't have to go to such greats lengths to ensure Hillary and the busty blonde unofficially code named "Energizer" by the SS, don't cross paths. I say, the more the merrier at the Talkhouse!" Aug 18, 15 9:36 AM

Zeldin On Trip To Israel With House Majoity Leader, Members Of Congress

I'm not seeing the topic evolution as claimed Mr. Z. What I do see is a rogue Hillary/Sanders reference or two, a singular Cruz-Walker post, and one Nixon... and oh yes, this too - "OxyContin approved for use by children ages 11 to 17. Cannabis still stigmatized and illegal..."

Six degrees of separation from the topic at hand would be an understatement. Please step carefully down from the soap box... and watch out for the soap when you do. " Aug 18, 15 11:09 AM

Providence forbid you should well inform... It's opinion. That's FAR from informing... " Aug 19, 15 9:26 PM

It is good to be a Democrat. " Aug 21, 15 7:28 AM

Bill Clinton Arrives For Amagansett Vacation, Hillary To Follow Later This Week


"...everything you say is false has the statistics to back it up."

Funny thing about statistics...

“There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
― Benjamin Disraeli" Aug 25, 15 9:40 PM

That's a rather regressive reaction for a Progressive. Mark Levin is dead on.

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve notes the declining validity of M data - "Over recent decades, however, the relationships between various measures of the money supply and variables such as GDP growth and inflation in the United States have been quite unstable. As a result, the importance of the money supply as a guide for the conduct of monetary policy in the United States has diminished over time." " Aug 27, 15 6:15 PM

Well Z, even by your very own acknowledgement the Federal Reserve itself is discounting the value of the monetary supply in establishing policy. So this pretty much destroys your original attack on Mark Levin for his alleged ignoring of monetary policy in his book - it's a zero sub gain.

If the same Federal Reserve policy has existed under EVERY administration since 1990 as you say, that would then in FACT give credence to Mark Levin and his conclusions for it takes the Fed policy off the table from an analysis standpoint." Aug 27, 15 7:39 PM

"The original post was a royal condemnation of the president, Democrats, and anyone considered a RINO"

But yet your original response focused on the seemingly unrelated topic of the M2. I'm shocked! " Aug 28, 15 9:45 AM

Now it makes sense Mr. Z. You haven’t read “Plunder and Deceit.”

I don't disagree with what Joe aptly points out. But it would seem on the topic of the monetary supply, the Federal Reserve disagrees with your take on its relevance in determining policy which once again, was your singular complaint and criticism of Mark Levin’s “Plunder and Deceit” and the fact remains, "Plunder and Deceit" by design takes a decidedly different focus than the discussion of monetary supply – that being society being devoured by an ever encroaching federal government which you seem to support.

"You may want to try"... I've actually read several of the books you recommend and have no general disagreement. I would however recommend that you read “Plunder and Deceit” for you may connect the dots on the abuse and failure of government and its complicit role not only in society but in likely the books you recommend. Until one makes this connection that government has the ultimate accountability and responsibility history will inevitably repeat itself, and as someone once noted: “You're being used and you're not even smart enough to know it.”

What I personally find most fascinating about those who assertively attempt to impart their “wisdom" on others is their complete inability to read people and the false conclusions they make as a result of topic drift.
" Aug 28, 15 11:53 PM

Z, you appear to not be able to see the forest for the trees by embracing and yet dismissing the so-called cherry picked statistics (see earlier reference to Benjamin Disraeli and his quote "There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.”)

Levin's very accurate conclusion are a critique of the damage done by the Washington establishment and it's strangle hold it places on future generations. This is undeniable except by those with their own ideologue agenda - to include K. Scott Schaeffer (clearly evident by his other writings).

K. Scott Schaeffer JAN 13, 2015 #17
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If Obama had gone to Paris, the Republicans would have attacked him for going, because foreign leaders didn't do a march for us after 9/11. Or they would have attacked him for putting on a show at the taxpayers' expense, when there are other problems to be resolved. Or they would have attacked him for going to Paris as part of his plan for world domination, like Hitler did!" Aug 30, 15 12:30 PM

You should very well know that muckraking is nothing new to politics. To associate it with one party speaks to why Washington has been (allowed to be) out of control for forty years.

Lacks objectivity? What part of a republic in decline and big governments exploitation of young people and the future lacks objectivity? You can't seriously say the future looks as bright for future generations as those in the past.

If you don't like the message, just say so. But clearly the decline of the republic that Mark Levin speaks of has become more rapid under the Obama administration. It seems like yesterday Obama was calling W irresponsible and unpatriotic for his spending. Looking at spending alone during presidential terms, Reagan added $1.86 trillion to the debt to Obama's current $6.167 trillion as of the FY 2014 budget.
" Sep 3, 15 8:23 AM

Lee Zeldin Announces Raffle For Constituents To See Pope

Did you miss the part about the "September 24 Pope Francis' address to a joint session of Congress?" These are West Lawn tickets.
" Sep 4, 15 12:21 PM

Southampton Town Will No Longer Fight Establishment Of Religious Boundary

Curiosity got the best of me so I looked up the meaning on a song meaning website. This response caught my eye.

General Comment
"The simple minded
And the uninformed
Can be easily led astray"

So those who don't agree with Mellencamp's world view are simple minded and uninformed. Gotcha. Pompous ass.
bertechoon August 17, 2010 Link " Sep 4, 15 3:39 PM

I'll be sure to watch for it on MTV. Nothing would please me more than to be enlightened by John Mellencamp's preachy and judgmental view. If I'm really lucky, I'll catch a Bruce Springsteen video too. One can only dream." Sep 5, 15 11:34 AM

Yeah, yeah, yeah, all the ills that plague America we've heard it all before. America is a rotten place – I get it just fine. Where would we be without John Mellencamp and those who quote him to sanctimoniously remind us." Sep 6, 15 5:43 PM

Lee Zeldin Announces Raffle For Constituents To See Pope

Modern day liberalism (and establishment politics) begets modern day socialism (and establishment politics). We're a long way away from "good government."

"The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny."

~ James Madison " Sep 8, 15 8:30 AM

Southampton Town Will No Longer Fight Establishment Of Religious Boundary

No, the flip side is it is the all too typical divisive message we see from certain elements of society, right up to the cop rolling up behind. Some would believe it to be just the opposite where society is gracious and charitable, and those people are intolerantly labeled as simple minded, uninformed and even a jack*** for having a different interpretation. Understandably it's just a video but it IS open to interpretation. Tolerantly come to grips with that.

" Sep 8, 15 9:46 PM

Lee Zeldin Announces Raffle For Constituents To See Pope

Delusional is a name that comes to mind. " Sep 10, 15 8:42 PM

"That's not to say that none of the money released will be used by Iran to fund its homicidal agenda..."

Who is it again that Iran wants to kill? Oh yeah...

Iran’s Khamenei hails his people for demanding death to America and Israel. In vicious speech, leader says he hopes God will answer these prayers; vows nuclear deal won’t change Iran’s support for Palestine, opposition to America" Sep 12, 15 11:22 AM

I'm just happy to hear that ONLY SOME the money ("That's not to say that none of the money released will be used by Iran to fund its homicidal agenda...") will be used to kill us. I'm feeling better about this deal all time, especially now that we know (hear again the talking point) that Iran will be "LESS ABLE" to embroil us in another Republican (approved also by most Democrats) Middle East war.

It all seems very logical and reasonable to draw that feel good conclusion. Arming our enemies has always served the US well. " Sep 13, 15 9:29 AM

ARF Rescues 46 Dogs From Kill Shelter

Wonderful work, thank you so much for your efforts. Dogs and pets are the closest thing to angels on earth. " Sep 17, 15 10:14 PM

Southampton High School Assistant Principal Stars In Music Video

You're familiar with the phrase "guilt by association" yes?

A school administrator associating herself with the content and language in the video in any respect is appalling. The lyrics drop the P bomb, B bomb, S bomb, N bomb, F bomb.... and then there is the general content and theme of the video.

Kids get bombarded with this stuff all the time, now they have the added element of adults who are supposed to be in a position of authority who, at minimum, sent the message condoning the behavior." Sep 18, 15 9:49 PM

Seems there was "invisible prosperity" too... " Sep 19, 15 5:35 PM

In other words, children and adults should be held to the same standard?

Search "teacher fired" for a glimpse of what goes on in the real world." Sep 19, 15 9:33 PM

Misogyny (/mɪˈsɒdʒɪni/) is the hatred or dislike of women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including sexual discrimination, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification of women.[1][2]" Sep 20, 15 10:34 AM

Literally, misogyny is manifested in many ways and sexual objectification is one of them. Sexual objectification defined is the act of treating a person as an instrument of sexual pleasure. Objectification more broadly means treating a person as a commodity or an object, without regard to their personality or dignity. Taking that a step further, female sexual objectification by a male involves a woman being viewed primarily as an object of male sexual desire, rather than as a whole person... aka misogyny.

I would suggest that there was nothing "free" about the video and most certainly nothing about "love." " Sep 21, 15 9:41 AM

Methinks that has absolutely nothing to do with the poor judgment of the assistant principle but abundantly clear some can't distinguish the difference between four letter words.

"Superintendent Dr. Scott Farina said in an email. “In fact, we actively teach our students the importance of good character and making smart choices. Additionally, this is not representative of who we are as a district, nor of our students and staff.”" Sep 22, 15 9:28 AM

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin Endorses Trey Gowdy For House Majority Leader

"The POTUS refused to pursue a SOFA and then telecasted his intentions to the Muslim word on how and when he would be pulling out early"

“I’ve kept the commitments I’ve made, I told you we’d end the war in Iraq, we did.”

“You know I say what I mean and I mean what I say – I said I’d end the war in Iraq, I ended it.”

~ Barack Obama." Oct 3, 15 6:38 AM

"1) Since we were never IN Syria (the only theater in which Russia is operative), President Obama could hardly tell "the Muslim wor[l]d" that we were pulling out (thereby "forcing" Russia to "step up and get the job done.")"

I see you don't grasp the concept and transition of "Now" and "..." too well huh hat, as in, transition of thought. Hows convenient. Now back to the point only ignored by the willfully ignorant and Obama's "telecasted his intentions to the Muslim word" as captured in the debates with Romney.

“With regards to Iraq, you and I agreed, I believe, that there should be a status of forces agreement,” Romney told Obama as the two convened in Boca Raton, Fla., that October. “That’s not true,” Obama interjected. “Oh, you didn’t want a status of forces agreement?” Romney asked as an argument ensued. “No,” Obama said. “What I would not have done is left 10,000 troops in Iraq that would tie us down. That certainly would not help us in the Middle East.”

" Oct 3, 15 10:53 PM

LOL, well which is it hat? Your conclusions are a bit contradictory.

"Your post is completely delusional and devoid of the slightest shred of substantiation."

"The one truthful datum in joe's otherwise tendentious flummery is that President Obama refused to agree to a SOFA in Iraq"

Are you now also saying Obama didn't refer to ISIS as a JV team?
We know he tried unsuccessfully to back peddle when asked to clarify only to be reviewed in context by Fackcheck in the eir analysis titled "Obama Fumbles ‘JV Team’ Question"

Seems we might be on to the second bit of accuracy in joe hampton's post... <--- btw, the ... means more to follow.

" Oct 4, 15 2:47 PM

"Now, to silliness: Did President Obama call ISIL the “JV”? Who cares?""

Well, for one, me. It speaks to the fallacy of your original allegation let alone the "Your post (joe hampton) is completely delusional and devoid of the slightest shred of substantiation"and speaks directly to joe hampton's point that this administration has"failed miserably."

Two points proven, now on to the third and keeping with the topic, are you seriously saying Bergdahl served with honor and distinction as the Obama administration has claimed?
" Oct 4, 15 4:06 PM

Last I checked highhat, Susan Rice works for "the Obama administration" as clearly stated in y post and joe hampton accurately referred to "The people around him." You miss the mark again.

Regardless of what the findings and court martial recommend as punishment (if any), any nincompoop can deduce that Bergdahl didn't serve with honor and distinction just from the mere fact that he left his post - or is that in question as well?

If "Fair-minded Americans will await the outcome of the court martial" as you claim, why is it that Susan Rice can make such a claim of Berdahl serving with "honor and distinction" well prior to any decision?

Three down, and case closed from my perspective now that the claim of "delusional and devoid of the slightest shred of substantiation" has been debunked, let alone, proving that liberalism really is a mental disorder. I had a blast and leave you to play with your multiple personalities. " Oct 5, 15 10:01 AM

Yeah, what the hey... "Obama Fumbles ‘JV Team’ Question" Factcheck.

You truly wanted for readers to decide for themselves, but only include a partial reference. How disingenuous. But as you say, who cares?

"...from Bengazi to refusing to call the extreme Muslim terrorists by the proper name ISIS ( not isil ) .The people around him ( Iranian born Valerie Jarrett ) have failed miserably and he in turn is a disgrace to the office."

" Oct 5, 15 12:05 PM

Zeldin Reflects On Boehner's Resignation And What Is Necessary To Move Forward

"Lee Zeldin betrayed his country by colluding with the Likud Party of Israel to smear President Obama with false charges of financial manipulation"

Didn't Zeldin merely co-sign a letter asking the IRS Commissioner for in inquiry into allegations of inappropriate political activities by tax exempt groups stemming from media reports?

Yes, I do approve of this behavior for it holds elected officials and government programs accountable! " Oct 6, 15 10:49 AM

Breathe hat... breathe. This is of course, your opinion.

Reasoned people will readily sift through that rabid verbal concoction. " Oct 7, 15 3:08 PM

"American politicians must begin to pay attention to the well-being of their country and their constituents rather than to the interests of those who fund their political campaigns."

Which American politician is receiving foreign funding for political campaigns let alone not paying attention to the well being of their country and constituents? That's a lofty allegation!" Oct 9, 15 3:44 PM

Rep. Lee Zeldin Announces Over $990K in Funding for The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative October 3, 2015 Press Release

Hauppauge, NY– Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C – Shirley) today announced $999,999 in funding for The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative, a program run by The Retreat Inc., which is based in East Hampton.

The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative, based in Hauppauge, seeks to provide assistance to low-income and at-risk fathers in an effort to prevent incidents of family or domestic violence, and empower these individuals to form and maintain healthy relationships, effectively parent their children, and provide them with the tools they need to support themselves and their families, both emotionally and financially. The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Family Assistance and the generosity of private donors throughout the community fund the program.

Congressman Zeldin said, “I am proud to announce that The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative will receive the funding they need to continue their great work in Suffolk County. Providing those in need with the tools necessary to better themselves and their families is an important initiative that is indicative of the character of our Long Island community; and I am confident that The Suffolk County Fatherhood Initiative will continue their great work for Long Island.”

Karen Lombri, Program Director, said, "I am grateful for the opportunity to be able to continue this important work with fathers in Suffolk County. This funding will allow us to help fathers to be better able to care for their children both financially and emotionally and participate in violence-free healthy and mutually supportive relationships.”

The funding was secured through The Administration for Children and Families, which is part of the Department of Health & Human Services, and supports the economic and social well-being of individuals and families across the nation." Oct 11, 15 9:57 PM

Well at least we now know your position on low-income families, domestic violence and the family unit.

See previously noted Press Release for Representative Zeldin's environmental accomplishments as noted by The Nature Conservancy and his “Supporter of Nature” Award presented to him on October 6th." Oct 14, 15 5:23 PM

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