"common sense gun safety laws like New York’s newly-strengthened background check system and ban on military-style assault weapons"? When was the last time an " assault" weapon was used in a crime in New York state? By the way, just what is an assault weapon? Is it a scary looking rifle? Gun violence is a straw dog for taking away guns from the law biding citizen. Gun violence has gone down in America while gun possession by law biding citizens has sky rocketed. FBI stats prove that out.
The common sense law they refer to is NOT common sense and takes the guns out of the hands of lawful citizens. It does not do anything to keep the guns from criminals. They don't buy their guns legally. Mr Wagner like his pal Chuck Schumer tl ell us all the time they don't want to take our guns away. Don't believe them. That is their long term intent. Just when the world is getting more dangerous, they want to disarm us. Look at what is happening in our own country. People being beheaded. How will you defend yourself from a terrorists that wants to kill you because you don't want to convert? Sounds far fetched right? Stop looking at ET the other entertainment shows,and see the real world. View Comment
The war was won in Iraq. The country was in control of the elected officials there. The President did NOT listen to the people that had won that war, the military. He was in too much of a hurry to fight the war he said we should have been fighting. The a war in Afghanistan so without listening to his military he pulls the troops out knowing full well they were still needed there as a deterrent. It was a political decision as are most of his decisions. Never listens to the people he should but listens to Valerie Jarrett. We are in the mess we are in NOT because of GWB but because of the political decisions of Barrack Obama. It is about time he takes responsibility for HIS actions. View Comment
Ann, check your facts on gun violence by law biding citizens. http://www.cato.org/publications/commentary/gun-control-myths-realities
From your post I gather you are one of those bleeding heart liberals that think that tax payers should foot the bill for open spaces. It seems that people that are well off expect others who may not be that well off to fund farms that don't make a profit much like the Hilltop Hanover Farm in Yorktown. Just what is the county doing running a farm? Why is it being funded when there are two private farms fighting for their existence in Yorktown? View Comment
Mr Falk says he is for " common sense" gun legislation. Well it seems that he is the only democrat that is. Just look at what his party passed in the middle of the night with no discussion. I would like to know if he supports the "Safe Act" ? Just what are his views on what is " sensible gun laws ". As usual politicians using buzz words that mean very little. It is had enough now for a law biding citizen to get a weapon now. Does anyone really think that criminals abide by the gun laws? The legislators that wrote and passed the " safe act " haven't a clue about firearms. They call some guns assault rifles because they look menacing. The same gun with out a pistol grip is ok. This law much like the federal one that was passed did absolutely nothing in reducing gun violence. Enforce the laws now on the books. Punish not the law biding citizen but the criminal. You use a loaded weapon in the commission of a crime you get a mandatory sentence, lets make that 20 years. That will NOT be plea bargained down. It will be served in Addition to what sentence was imposed for the crime. No concurrent sentencing, that defeats the purpose of the law. The democrats have been opposed to this type of law.
I would like to know how the two candidates fell abut this suggestion. By the way this is not a new idea. View Comment
Mr. Wagner lips say no but his firm says yes. Of course you can he old him responsible for who he works for and what they do. He is an outright hypocrite telling us he is against something that his company makes millions from.
As far as the food at Murphy's, I didn't know he was running for the position of food inspector. I have eaten there many times with no ill effects. If you don't think the food is not good, you still have that choice of not eating there. Like a typical LIBERAL you try to change the subject. I see you are up to date in your reading and understanding of " rules for radicals, right?
Chiropractors can and do advise their patients about various ways to stay healthy and food and vitamins are some of those suggestions.
Did Mr Wagner in compliance with full dis-closer state he works for a law firm that represents oil and pipeline interests? NO. What makes the pipeline companies that he represents different than Algonquin? You can't have it both ways Mr. Warner oh wait maybe he can after all he is a democrat. That seems to be their strong suit. ;) View Comment
But the law firm he works for represents other oil and pipe line companies? Are the other ones good and the Algonquin Pipeline is bad? What makes this pipeline different from the others? It seems Mr. Wagner is like most lawyers, what they say and what they practice are sometimes two different things. I'm tired of lawyers in Albany. They claim that they will clean up the corruption when elected and what do they do, nothing. What happened to the investigation of the Governor? What happened to the investigation of Sheldon Silver? Say no to the democrats until they clean up their act, this includes Justin Wagner!. View Comment
jlevin " The majority of home school situations are seriously creepy." Like those people that President Obama referred to? Those people that wanted to cling to their guns and religion? Yeah those nuts as you liberals call them. They are the majority of Americans in our country. They teach their children how to read and write. They teach their children math.
You refer to critical thinking skills like what is being taught in " Common Core", NO THANK YOU. Progressives like you have ruined our education system. The public education system is turning out people that can't read, write or do any kind of math. You wonder why we rank 18th in the world in education outcome? We rank even lower in the sciences. We spend more money per individual than any other country in the world and what do we get in return? Taxpayers would get a better bang for their buck with either charter schools or homeschooling. The unions are bleeding us to death and giving us nothing in return. It is all for the children. I say BS, it is all for the teachers. View Comment
I am ashamed to even say I worked on his early campaigns. I thought he was a conservative republican. Boy was I wrong. I do hope you leave new York soon and don't let the door hit you in the arse. If you move to Texas you will not find things will be easy for you with this endorsement. Texans don't like turncoats. Shame on you Greg. View Comment
Ann@savetillyfosterfarm:, You are one of those uniformed voters that I was talking about. Why should ILLEGAL ALIENS be given free education when the families of taxpayers have to pay for their own children? I have had enough of you limousine liberals giving MY hard earned tax money away to people that have broken the law. It is time to stop wallowing in the PC swamp and call a spade a spade. These actions, giving free education to illegals, is one the causation's with control of our borders.You offer free stuff and people will come.
New York ranks right up there with the most illegals in the country. I have no problem with immigration. My grand parents were immigrants. They came here legally through Ellis Island and learned to speak English.
I don't condone ILLEGALS. I don't want our government rewarding bad behavior. It seems that if someone calls it like it is then they are smearing ? Mr. Murphy is raising the red flag, please take heed. View Comment
Yeah like the Democrats have improved your life as a woman. Phony issue. The Democrats in this state have ruined it for the rest of us. Our state is ranked 50th for a businesses to come to. We are just behind California in state debt and yet the democrats continue to spend money we don't have. You wonder why people are moving OUT of new York. We have lost three seats in the house of representatives because of population shrinkage. How many people that you know said if they had the chance would leave here? If you believe those TV ads that say businesses are moving here then you will believe anything Justin Wagner says or does. View Comment
Have you checked what law firm Justin works for? When you do you will see he is a pick and chose kind of guy. I guess it is ok to represent an oil firm or gas company in another part of the state or another state. Can you say hypocrite? View Comment
I remember that night. I went up on my roof with a pair of binoculars. They are not that good at night but I did see a break in the formation on the right side. Last ultra-light dropped slightly out of formation for just a moment. Now the key factor that I knew they were ultra-lights was that the night was dead silent. I cupped both of my hands over my ears and bent my ear lobes forward. You know when you are trying to hear someone that is a little distance away. The engines may have been quiet to most but I did hear them.
I can tell you when I first saw them, I was driving north on Hyatt St, here in Yorktown. It scared the crap out of me. It was only when I went on the roof of my house did I determine what they were. If anyone remembers that these did NOT make sudden changes in direction like other " UFO's"
Mr. Gradgrind, it is not a funny thing, the low information voter. It is those very people that elected President Obama. It is the same people that year after year that don't turn out at the school budget votes and then complain that their school taxes are too high. View Comment