I'm not sure you really want to judge anything from this page, Ace. More people will read the slogan on my T-shirt when I take an evening stoll around my neighborhood tonight than will read "The Daily Voice" in six months... View Comment
When you write "Faux News," you automatically lose credibility AND whatever argument you were trying to make.
...unless you're holding forth at your high school cafeteria table, where I understand it's regarded as even more clever than sticking French Fries up your nose. View Comment
The surviving bomber should be water-boarded.
And if that doesn't work, he should be made to watch Piers Morgan's show...
To Greg Ball, a big "Thank You!" from the silent majority of your constituency for standing up to the media and chattering classes in the interest of protecting American lives. View Comment
>>environmental and religious groups
The Climate Change Cult *IS* a religious group, of the most medieval kind. Pay for our sins to Mother Gaia through carbon credit indulgences offered up to the High Priesthood, They Who Must Not Be Questioned.
The climate "changes" more as a result of an erupting volcano than anything man has done since the start of the Industrial Revolution -- look it up. But volcanoes can't pay taxes, so we're stuck with stories about Community Organizer ignoramuses like Lisa Moir being duped and manipulated.
The irony is that, carbon molecule per carbon molecule, the environment will be hurt more by Moir's busloads of suburban-guilt-ridden buffoons than it will be helped. Somewhere, a fat politician is cashing an even fatter Sierra Club check and laughing his ass off. View Comment
Every time I see a pic of Lowey I'm reminded that somewhere in Paris a Cathedral is missing a bell-ringer...
Seriously, so empty-suit politico Lowey gives the plant a Thumbs Down, and a doctorate geologist/ NRC-recognized expert on nuclear waste gives it a Thumbs Up... gosh, lemme think about this for a minute... View Comment
Stop Code Talking!
These "un-funded mandates" are all schemes to line the pockets and fill the pension coffers of the public unions at the expense of the taxpayer.
No politician will say they are "pro unfunded mandates" but neither do any have the balls to stand up to the unions and do what is best for their constituency, either. View Comment
dchavarriat: Here's what we do:
1. Triple the salaries of every school teacher. None of them should be making less than six figures. Theirs is the most important job in society. To that end, allow the schools to fire the teachers who under-perform regardless of their tenure, and monetarily reward the over-achievers and innovators
2. Eliminate all tax-payer supported teacher pensions. There is no reason the citizenry should have to pay for their retirement, especially when you reference (1.) above. We should pay for teachers *when they teach our kids in our towns*, not when they are sunning themselves in Florida and haven't been in a classroom in ten years. These union pensions are inevitably the most expensive item on any school board budget.
3. Make every after-school activity be supported by the parents of the participating student, from Football to Theater to Chess Club. Watch your local small businesses catering to children's activities (not to mention private academic tutoring services) flourish.
Costs go down. Test scores go up. Businesses prosper. And everybody wants to become a teacher.
Happy to help...
>>Everyone needs to relax a little
YOU relax, bud.
If my teenage daughter was at that party -- after promoting to me, hey, it's OK, the parents will be home -- and then I learned that alcohol and marijuana were served there despite the parents' presence -- Mr. Alvarez would be in surgery right about now getting my boot removed from his ass. View Comment
It's simple: start charging the students for whatever after school activities in which they participate, as the catholic schools do.
Solicit volunteers from among parents to run the activities, as opposed to the current boondoggle of double-dipping teachers drawing two salaries.
As it is now, the after school activities are taxpayer-funded competitors to the local dance, karate, *baby sitting* and other small local businesses aimed at youth. Let the taxpayers fund the academics, and the parents of participating students fund the after school activities. View Comment
Oh, Boo friggin' Hoo, Natsol! Who are you, Welch's bartender? Reporting off the police blotter is about as old and time-honored form of local journalism as you can get! We're not here to read about soy futures or floods in Bulgaria -- this and the grammar school lunch schedules is exactly the kind of stuff people click on the local sites to read.
Here's the teachable moment: If you want to keep your name off the police blotters and -- consequently -- your mugshot out of the local news sites, don't drink and drive. View Comment
Boy, if that's a picture of someone "focused and positive, and at the top of [her] game" (http://www.trulia.com/profile/suzannewelch/) I'd hate to see someone who's a chronic drunk! Looks like she could use a little more Yoga and a little less Jaegermeister. ...And do the Peekskill Police really make perps take mug shots in their bathrobes these days? Seems unnecessarily cruel... View Comment
There is no logical reason why a train conductor (or school teacher, for that matter) should receive a pension paid for by his fellow citizens and a baker or candlestick maker do not.
Disband public unions, pay the workers higher salaries, eliminate their taxpayer-sponsored pensions, and enter the 21st century.
lemme get this straight... CRP was upset at first because Competition won the bid despite not having a lot of experience, and now they're complaining because Competition brings in a guy with a lot of experience to run the outfit?
Why do all Garbage Company Executives sound like they're auditioning for walk-on roles in "The Sopranos?"
Look, it's *garbage collection*, kind of an either/or proposition, really:
1. Does the company pick up neatly and on time? Yes.
2. Is the company's bid the least expensive? Yes.
Done. Next topic?
...or as the charming Garbage Company Executive in the video might say, "FUGEDDABOUDDIT!"