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Jul 3, 2012 12:14 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Mitt Romney Will Fundraise In The Hamptons On Sunday

Jul 3, 2012 5:12 PM

Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate who will challenge President Barack Obama in November, will make a fundraising pass through the East End this Sunday.

Suffolk County Republican Committee Chairman John Jay LaValle this week confirmed recent news reports that the former Massachusetts governor will attend at least three fundraisers in Southampton and East Hampton towns during his whirlwind visit.

“It’s great to see Mitt Romney on Long Island,” said Mr. LaValle, who said he’s been invited to some of the events. “He’s always welcome. God only knows we need him more than ever.”

Mr. Romney will attend fundraisers at the Creeks, an estate on Georgica Pond in East Hampton owned by Ronald Perelman and at the Southampton homes of Cliff Sobel and David and Julia Koch.

The high priced fundraisers have irked some in political action groups, who claim that they promote economic inequality. The Long Island Progressive Coalition, a Massapequa group that has advocated for campaign finance reform and fairness in elections, is organizing a protest at one of the fundraisers, a dinner held at the Kochs’ Meadow Lane home in Southampton on Sunday. The fundraiser starts at 5 p.m., and the suggested contribution is $50,000 per person, or $75,000 per couple, according to a copy of the invitation circulating on the internet.

“This is a $50,000 a plate a fundraiser,” Lisa Tyson, the director of the coalition, said on Monday. “Think about it. That is what one person, maybe two people’s yearly income is. They’re not doing it for dinner. This is the elite of the elite and they’re trying to buy power and buy influence.”

Ms. Tyson said somewhere between 50 and 100 people from her group, including some from groups like Occupy Wall Street, plan to march and hold up signs near the Kochs’ home. The group will begin at Coopers Beach and walk down to protest about a quarter of a mile away from the oceanfront home.

Ms. Tyson said the protest isn’t rooted in anti-Mitt Romney sentiment, but is instead pro-economic justice.

“This is about the 99 percent,” she said.

Mr. Romney will start his visit off with a lunch at the Creeks, Mr. Perelman’s estate off Montauk Highway in Wainscott, according to media reports. He will attend the event with a special guest— U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor, according to a copy of the invitation circulating on the web. The event will take place at 12:30 p.m., and lunch is $5,000 per person, or $7,500 per couple. The third event, according to the political news organization Politico, will be hosted by Mr. Sobel, the ambassador to Brazil under former Republican President George W. Bush.

Randy Altschuler, a Republican businessman from St. James who is challenging Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Bishop for his seat this November, has been invited to attend, according to Chris Russell, his campaign consultant.

“He has been invited to all of them,” Mr. Russell wrote in an email. “Schedule permitting, he will attend at least one of the events. We are playing it by ear. Randy’s top priority is meeting with Suffolk County’s working families, small-business owners and seniors who are increasingly frustrated with Congressman Bishop’s record of repeatedly voting for higher taxes, more spending and irresponsible debt that has helped to destroy 30,000 jobs on Long Island since Mr. Bishop was sworn in to Congress nearly 10 years ago.”

Robert Pierce, the communications director for Mr. Bishop’s campaign, responded to Mr. Russell’s statement by claiming Mr. Altschuler and Mr. Romney support policies that hurt the middle class. “The budget Randy and Mitt support gives the average millionaire a $300,000 tax cut, while raising taxes on those earning between $100,000 and $200,000 by an average of $2,700,” Mr. Pierce said. “If shifting the tax burden onto the middle class isn’t enough for millionaires Mitt and Randy to discuss, I’m sure they’ll enjoy comparing notes about how they outsourced thousands of American jobs for their own benefit.”

Mr. Romney’s campaign didn’t return a request seeking comment last week. But Mr. LaValle dismissed the protest.

“The liberals, they love to do weird things,” he said. “I’m sure they’re up to something. There’s not much more they can do to tear the country down, so they’re into party crashing now.”

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Oh boy. These boards should be fun for the next few days.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 3, 12 3:31 PM
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Yes siree...
By Spikeland67 (25), Sag Harbor on Jul 3, 12 3:58 PM
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It's unfortunate most people don't know world history. As society in the United States falls further in the hands of the top .5% you will see the remaining 99.5% become increasingly restless. As history has shown the majority will eventually start a civil war and make a communist society where everyone is taken care by the goverment. For example our new healthcare bill and record people on welfare are signs of a socialist govt. The rich can not continue to collect their record wealth while the rest ...more
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Jul 3, 12 4:45 PM
Please don't confuse communism, with socialism.

They are two disparate things.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 3, 12 4:54 PM
Welcome to "The Hamptons".

Second (and sometimes third) "home" to the wealthiest welfare recipients in U.S. History.

Love that TARP, Greenspan "fiat greenbacks", municipal bond fixing, LIBOR fixing, TBTF, and of course medical fraud (GSK).

Nothing like campaign finance money made on the backs of the defrauded "middle class"...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 3, 12 4:47 PM
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C'mon Z. Neither side is immune.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 3, 12 7:29 PM
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Yes, I agree. And I have no love for parties. In this case I have to go for the guy that I agree with a little and vote out the guy that I disagree with a lot. I will hold my nose, but a little loser than I have been. Would you like to run with me? Philathome could be our press secretary. We'll have weekly barbeques.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 3, 12 7:39 PM
phii,l I think that's the most brilliant thing you have ever said...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 3, 12 7:39 PM
der, I meant Z can be our press secretary. He can articulate a point better than either of us.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 3, 12 7:40 PM
Never said either side was.

If this was an article about an East End Obama fundraiser, it would still read the same.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 4, 12 8:07 AM
LaValle "the Liberals have torn this Country down" excuse me but wasn't it Wall St. that shredded our economy? Without any arrests I might add. Meanwhile millions of citizens lives are in shambles.The Countries youth owe one trillion dollars in student loans. So what should we do? Have a fifty thousand dollar a plate dinner with a dog abusing draft dodger. That will fix everything. I don't think God feels that way.All that money could feed a lot of people.All things are settled in Heaven.I'm sure ...more
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Jul 3, 12 5:04 PM
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No have dinner with Sarah Jessica, Anna, and a dog eater instead!
By jams (129), hampton bays on Jul 10, 12 3:17 PM
It's kickback time for the republicans. Time for the 1% to give back to keep the Bush tax cuts for the 1% in effect. I mean without the tax cuts how can they possibly afford this fundraiser? The angel merino who placed the golden tablets in upstate New York will show us the way. Conservatives worried that gays are going to ruin the moral fabric of this country, the mormons fled outside of this country to escape persecution because of what they believed in was immoral to 19th century America. Joseph ...more
By Mets fan (1501), Southampton on Jul 3, 12 5:47 PM
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I wonder how many people who have run to be Pres. of the USA
have bank accounts overseas......Just wondering..!!!!!!!!!!!!!
By DJ9222 (85), southampton on Jul 3, 12 7:17 PM
Where are all the blolggers complaining when the democrats do their events? Same money, same high rollers - but they are democrats - so it's OK. Obama's biggest donors were the banks and Hollywood. Last time I looked the Hamptons are filled with both, bankers and Hollywodd. Puhleese.....
By Waincott Resident (42), Wainscott on Jul 3, 12 7:25 PM
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You'll never see a 50,000.00 a plate dinner with the Democrats. Wainscott probably a multimillionare second home owner. You know very little of the plight of the average individual.Stay in your Ivory Tower for as long as you can. Someday reality might come calling. And it won't be pretty
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Jul 3, 12 11:18 PM
You're right. Obama's most recent high end fundraiser was $40,000 a plate. That's ok with you I'm sure.

By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 3, 12 11:32 PM
Amen!
By booklov97 (3), Riverhead on Jul 4, 12 1:53 PM
And they all come out like fireflies. Let's attack one guy and ignore all the transgressions of the other. Who saw this coming? I hope you all apply the same standard to the guy you like. Actually, you should apply a higher standard to the guy you like. Dance now little fireflies.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 3, 12 7:28 PM
Never an attack on Repubs??? Sure I have.
A. Corrupted by corporate players (the dems too though)
B. Tied too tightly to the religious right.
C. Antiquated views on women's choice and same sex marriage.
D. Just a little too trigger happy.
E. Santorum??? Seriously???
I'm sure there are more by I'm going to eat now.
But in this case if my choice is remaining America or embracing Obama's ideological fantasy then I have to guy with the old guys smoking the stogies. Hope you ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 3, 12 7:48 PM
And lighten up. It's 4th of July. Enjoy being an American on this very American holiday.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 3, 12 7:49 PM
You don't need to explain yourself. It doesn't matter to philathome. Obama could fire up the gas chambers and he'd still sing his praises.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 3, 12 11:34 PM
You mean the "National Socialist", aka Nazi party?

Take away the nationalism, and the talking points and anti-semitism of the Nazi's are not that different from Occupy Wall Street.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 8, 12 8:24 PM
An American holiday celebrating the old America that died in the 70's. Now we are a disfunctional money grab society that lets the middle class slowly wither away.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Jul 3, 12 8:01 PM
America does not exist to further the "middle class". The opportunity is there for all Americans to succeed and prosper, get off your azz and get on with it!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jul 3, 12 9:09 PM
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It's predicated on equality of opportunity. Your vision for America is predicated on equality of outcomes, regardless of merit.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 3, 12 11:35 PM
What brainwashed people like bigfresh fail to realize is there are a significant amount of people who do just as he describes, and just aren't making it.

Same old simpleton arguement, from the man who lives in a test tube...
Jul 4, 12 7:54 AM appended by Mr. Z
“This is a $50,000 a plate a fundraiser,” Lisa Tyson, the director of the coalition, said on Monday. “Think about it. That is what one person, maybe two people’s yearly income is. They’re not doing it for dinner. This is the elite of the elite and they’re trying to buy power and buy influence.”
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 4, 12 7:54 AM
If you're vision for America prevails, your ability ot survive will be predicated on submitting to the will of the government.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 8, 12 8:22 PM
What's your solution to this alleged "problem" of income inequality?
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jul 4, 12 8:03 AM
Lawful freedom, not fiscal anarchy.

In the last decade the top 10% of Americans GAINED net worth thanks to welfare programs for the wealthy, and tax subsidies. the "1%" now hold in excess of 40% of the nation's wealth, and they still ***** and moan. The other 90% of this country LOST fiscal worth (in some cases as much as HALF), and DID NOT receive benefits like zero interest loans, guaranteed loans to the tune of millions that did not have to be paid back should they fail, and of course ...more
Jul 4, 12 8:23 AM appended by Mr. Z
And, just for reference EASILY 2/3 (66%) of this country is the "middle class"...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 4, 12 8:23 AM
A 10% flat rate for income tax, no more loopholes for anybody .
By Bill in Riverhead (190), Riverhead on Jul 4, 12 8:36 AM
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Well, yes. IF you make $50,000 you should know that you can't afford a $400,000 mortgage. Anyone that got past 3rd grade math should be able to figure that out. Living above your means is greedy and stupid.
Offering a no doc interest only loan to someone that you know is going to default just so you can collect commission is immoral and greedy.
Bundling sub-prime loans and selling them off at a profit is reckless, greedy and unsustainable.
Being bailed out by tax payers is unfair and ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 4, 12 8:55 AM
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In reply to Phil's American Dream post.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 4, 12 8:56 AM
Nope.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 4, 12 8:29 PM
The ironic thing is that these "risk takers" and their ilk are the ones who preach "free-market" orthodoxy for everyone, but as soon as the **** hits the fan they are at the door of the Federal Reserve. They preach "laissez-faire" capitalism, but use the government to immunize themselves from market forces so as to retain their fortunes.

They should be looking for a bridge to jump from, not at the government's door for a handout. Our Treasury has become a permanent bailout machine for ...more
Jul 4, 12 10:08 PM appended by Mr. Z
Just look at the expansion of the money supply in the last 20 years (M2/M3). TRILLIONS have been printed. You don't have to look much further than that to see how the "billionaire" has been created.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 4, 12 10:08 PM
Phil - you walk into a car dealership without doing your homework and knowing your numbers and you'll get creamed. That's life. People need to take responsibility for their own actions. You know why a mortgage guy will never take advantage of me? Because I come in prepared. I understand what it is that I'm buying, how much it should cost, and will kill a deal if it doesn't pass the sniff test. I'm not saying predatory lending is right, because it is not. However it's easily defeated by the individual ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 5, 12 11:08 AM
Considering I don't care to be "rich", that book is kind of moot.

All I want is security, and roughly 1500 sq. ft. on an acre for busting my hump, and being one of the most skilled there is at what I do.

Apparently too much to ask for in this FUBAR society...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 5, 12 6:37 PM
It's the acre that's gonna kill you. Yes Z, things are nuts. How'd we get here? I think I'd be happier in the 50's and 60's. I couldn't even afford to buy my own house again. However, there is a problem with a very large segment of society. It's the "give me" mentality and it makes me nuts because that "give me" society wants to hurt people like me. They think I should be taxed more. They think that there is such a thing as "free" healthcare. I want to hire you at a comfortable wage and provide ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 5, 12 8:52 PM
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I guess you're going to ignore the entire "Community Reinvestment Act" foisted on us by the Democrats huh?

You don't even know what that is or the effect it had on the mortgage market do you?
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 8, 12 8:17 PM
"being one of the most skilled there is at what I do."

I don't think being able to string together a coherent thought is too stringent a requirement for economic succes, do you?
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 8, 12 8:21 PM
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@ Reality:

Just what do you mean by that?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 10, 12 8:53 PM
It is inaccurate to make the assumption above that the finance industry took advantage of people. As someone said above, if you earn $50k, you should never have been signing up for a $400k house. That is just plain stupid. Its about time that these poor, put upon people paid attention to how they conduct their own lives instead of expecting someone else to do it for them and then crying foul when the obvious happens and everything falls down around them. People have to grow up and be responsible ...more
By Leon789 (50), westhampton on Jul 11, 12 5:50 PM
Have you not heard of the "interest only " loan?

Were it not for those, and ARMs easily half the houses would NOT have defaulted.

Greenspan raised interest rates SEVENTEEN TIMES in less than two years before he left office in 2006. Most mortgage payments DOUBLED, and even QUADRUPLED due to ARM interest rates.

Alan Greenspan is either the biggest idiot ever to grace the planet with a life, or he did it on purpose to create a ruling class. The top ten percent of this country ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 13, 12 5:18 PM
Where was the LI progressive coalition when the Democrats were out here fundraising with the likes of the Spielbergs. I didnt hear any mention of a protest for that event
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jul 4, 12 9:13 AM
Right, because it's not about primiciple, it's all about partisanship for the Soros funded, bussed in carpetbaggers.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 8, 12 8:26 PM
When is Cayman Islands Independence Day? Does Romney celebrate that?
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Jul 4, 12 12:57 PM
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Nah, no more than Obama celebrates Independance day for the "evil, imperialist" country you and he hate.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 8, 12 8:29 PM
This just in:

"LIBOR Banking Scandal Deepens; Barclays Releases Damning Email, Implicates British Government"

Oligarchy is not Democracy.

Happy Independence Day!!
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 4, 12 1:42 PM
Altschuler may not attend the 2 fundraisers for Romney because "Randy’s top priority is meeting with Suffolk County’s working families, small-business owners and seniors.".. Really? They expect us to believe that he would risk offending powerful Republican readers to help "Suffolk County’s working families, small-business owners and seniors," Go ahead, pull the other one.
By booklov97 (3), Riverhead on Jul 4, 12 1:49 PM
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It's amazing Phil and I have the same view on the top 1%.
Big Fresh working hard is not enough anymore to stay in the middle class. Big corporations are making us a third world society by paying minimum wage in retail and many other industries. Wal Mart alone employs over one million employees earning under 10 dollars an hour. Are these jobs that makes America better? These are jobs that force families to take assistance from the goverment. We are losing millions of people a year from middle ...more
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Jul 4, 12 4:20 PM
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Bolshevik?

how very ignorant of american history.

I guess you never heard of the charter system...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 5, 12 3:11 PM
Yeah. More than one.

They are all the opposite of the fluff taught in K - 12.

Especially considering you probably went through secondary school a decade before I was born...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 5, 12 6:33 PM
Because we were kicking butt during the Carter years!!! Wait, what?
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 5, 12 9:50 PM
Yeah the policy of waiting for an hour to get gas in your car, if the gas station actually had gas, worked out well. We should go back to that.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 7, 12 10:29 AM
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Living standards by every measure are higher today than they were in the 60's.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 8, 12 8:28 PM
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Its a crime to be rich these days. I was brought up in the 60's as well and as long as I can remember times have been tough. The class warfare that the libs are perpetuating is appalling. When I meet someone who is successful and has done well financially I commend them not look at them with disgust. FYI The percentage of people working for fortune 500 companies is very low. Small business is the driving force for employment. If you don't like your pay get another job
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jul 5, 12 8:50 AM
according to the latest statistics of income data, 2 thirds of the jobs in this country net less than 50,000 dollars a year.

good luck with quitting your job...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 5, 12 9:24 AM
If this country was meant to be an oligarchy where the few elite control policy and politics with their fortunes, our founding documents would not say "We, the people".

Those who do not learn from history, well, here "We" have it..
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 5, 12 9:09 AM
Some of the people we can fool all of the time.Those are the ones we want.George Bush. razza and Captn fall into that category.Two mediocre minds for sure.
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Jul 5, 12 11:43 AM
Hey Tiana, I bet you think J-O-B-S is a three letter word too like your boy lunch bucket Joe Biden.
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Jul 6, 12 12:08 PM
George Bush was not a mind in question, his name is the modifier of the preceding statement.

Like Tiana said...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 7, 12 5:52 PM
A NOTE TO THE ROMNEYBOTS: HERE ARE SOME FACTS ABOUT THE ROMNEY ADMINISTRATION: I love it when RomneyBots tell half the story just like Mitt only gave us half the Obama quote and called it facts. Did they tell you about the 2.8 BILLION dollar bill MA has for RomneyCare that he left us to pay? Did they tell you that Mitt mandated 400 MILLION in annual increased fees, fines & tolls on the middle class to help offset the cost of his failed policies? I didn't notice them telling you about Mitt's MILLIONS ...more
By Johnny Nova (83), Northampton on Jul 5, 12 1:14 PM
Wow, good points. It's good thing Obama's taking "Romneycare" national then....hahahha.

By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 5, 12 1:23 PM
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I looked into it. Seems that it's true.

I found a reference on a site called Boston.com; heading of: PROMISES, PROMISES: Records shielded by candidates
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 5, 12 9:40 PM
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Wall St destroys the economy.People lose their homes,jobs cars etc.College graduates can't get jobs and are stuck with one billion dollars of loans. States and municipalities are running out of money or bankrupt.Some areas are switching to inferior charter schools laying off the teachers in the process.The kids will receive a very inferior education. Republican administrations in many states are attacking women with a vengeance.Even cutting out funds for Planned Parenthood. How can you expect business ...more
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Jul 5, 12 4:50 PM
Google: george carlin hit the nail on the head back in 2005,fascism
Jul 5, 12 6:45 PM appended by Mr. Z
Carlin: "The real looting in this country takes place in the transfer of wealth from the poor, to the rich. I'm sorry that you don't like class and the truth my friend, but you are stuck with it. The poor have been systematically looted in this country and the rich have been made richer under this criminal, fascist President (Bush 2.0) and his government.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 5, 12 6:45 PM
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@ Cap Amer - true. Obama's $80,000 per couple fundy went completely ignored.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 5, 12 10:37 PM
"Fascism is when Corporations become the government. And that's sort of what we have. And, poverty has gone up."

~ Bill Maher (2005)
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 5, 12 6:56 PM
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Bill Maher? Seriously. The same guy who called the 9/11 terrorists "brave"? The same guy who slammed Tebow and religion? Bill Maher reminds me of Keith Olberman. He keeps spoon feeding the left about wealth disparity and then he goes out and buys a piece of the Mets. He is laughing all the way to the bank.
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jul 6, 12 9:40 AM
I slam religion, and I'm Agnostic.

No one is perfect, not even you. Your perceived imperfections does not change when someone happens to be correct.

Perhaps you prefer Glenn Beck?
Jul 6, 12 2:45 PM appended by Mr. Z
We now have a level of socioeconomic disparity which exceeds the level which triggered the American Revolution. Just so you know...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 6, 12 2:45 PM
The Tea Party’s 1776 Shtick: History Mangled

America’s revolutionary generation, new research documents, lived in a society much more equal than our own. And early Americans prized that equality, an inconvenient reality for conservatives today.

By Sam Pizzigati

Not too long ago, Americans only dressed up in George Washington wigs, waistcoats, and tri-corner hats on the Fourth of July. But then the Tea Party came along, and colonial garb started turning up ...more
Jul 5, 12 7:09 PM appended by Mr. Z
Maybe they really are just "smack addicts": Quote of the Week “It has become a cliche to explain the behaviour of bankers in terms of greed, but cliches are not always wrong. Power and money both act on the brain’s reward system, which if over-stimulated for long periods develops appetites that are difficult to satisfy, just as is the case for drug addiction.” Ian Robertson, Bankers and the neuroscience of greed, Guardian, July 2, 2012
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 5, 12 7:09 PM
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If we don't change our ideology, and our ethos we will sacrifice life on the planet to the Altar of the Almighty Dollar.

How's your tap water these days? Have a polluted stream near you? How about a nitrogen enriched bay? Maybe a creek that goes from clear, to black every time it rains? Possibly an anoxic pond? Maybe a radioactive isotope in your water? Sr90? Cs138? Po210? U238? Ra226, or possibly an even more unstable isotope? Nothing like some alpha particles to give you that ...more
Jul 5, 12 8:41 PM appended by Mr. Z
I.e., Hi-PRO glow; "high energy proton glow".
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 5, 12 8:41 PM
AHHHH, the talking point that Republicans want dirty water, took long enough to find it here, thanks ZZZ
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jul 6, 12 7:09 AM
Move to PA, and OH where they are "fracking". Friends of mine have radioactive water, because the Radium that usually decays into radon gas has been pushed into the drinking water for the sake of profiting from natural gas.

Maybe you should really be more informed before putting your fingers to keystrokes. You'd look like less of a fool.
Jul 8, 12 2:23 PM appended by Mr. Z
Or, perhaps you would prefer that tap water can be lit on fire? Love that methane...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 6, 12 2:23 PM
Recovery summer continues for the third straight year. Just 80,000 jobs created, with a third by temp agencies. 85,000 went on disability in June. Broader jobless indicators are at 14.9%, almost 800,000 fewer women employed under Obama, 14.4% unemployment rate for african americans, 11% for hispanics, Unemployment would be at 10.9% if those out of work were still lokking for work. Obama: "It's a step in the right direction." FORWARD!
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Jul 6, 12 12:15 PM
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It's Nixon's fault.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 6, 12 1:11 PM
Think about how businesses are scared silly about Obamacare and putting the brakes on hiring until they sort it all out. You will see, Philly.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 6, 12 2:22 PM
All the trickle down effects of 30 years of failed economic policy.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 6, 12 2:24 PM
So it wasn't Nixon?
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 6, 12 2:26 PM
He wasn't the first crook, and he won't be the last.

Let's just say he was less responsible...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 6, 12 2:46 PM
Bummer. Must be Bush again. That's getting so old though. I'm blaming Ford for being to nondescript.
Jul 6, 12 2:54 PM appended by double standard
"too"
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 6, 12 2:54 PM
This comes under "you can't be [expletive deleted] serious":

American International Group, the insurance giant saved by a massive federal bailout, says it wants some tax money back — from 1991.
Jul 6, 12 11:21 PM appended by Mr. Z
That freshens the mood just a bit, eh? If that don't put the "cock in cocky", I don't think I know what does. "Listen, I know we're in deep, but we found a way to shave of a bit of interest..." These guys crack me up...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 6, 12 11:21 PM
Wall St runs this Country and owns the politicians.How many got arrested when they collapsed the economy? None where is Corzine who runs MF Global? A billion and a half missing. He's sauntering around the Hamptons. Nick and Tonis Sag Harbor.Not a care in the World. How about young black people? Their unemployment rate is about 40%.This Country is becoming a pressure cooker.
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Jul 6, 12 7:03 PM
:I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. Already they have raised up a monied aristoctracy that has set the government at defiance. The issuing power (of money) should be taken away from the banks and restored to the people to whom it properly belongs."

~ Thomas Jefferson
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 6, 12 11:29 PM
TB - did Obama's immunity announcement help or hurt that unemployment #?
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 7, 12 12:52 PM
I love Liberalism because it is so hilarious. "Look at how many young black men are out of work! Somebody help them!" How about letting 80,000 illegals join the workforce so there is even more competition? "Yes!!! Let's be fair!"
Liberal logic is awesome.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 7, 12 1:09 PM
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By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Jul 8, 12 3:21 PM
Will the Libs all be wearing garlic around their necks while Mittens is in town?
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 7, 12 10:30 AM
Will someone please ask Romney how he got 100 million dollars in his IRA account? You are allowed to add 6,000.00 a year. So far he has avoided answering any questions. Inquiring minds want to know
By TianaBob (256), S.Jamesport on Jul 7, 12 11:52 AM
"Rent seeking"?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 7, 12 12:41 PM
So much for Obamanomics. Didn’t work. Still isn’t working. As the JEC put it, spending stimulus, housing bailouts, auto bailouts, financial bailouts, cash for clunkers, cash for caulkers, and $5 trillion in deficit spending left the Obama recovery dead last in modern times.Problem is come January 2013 he will still be President since roughly 50% of the country are government-dependent lemmings willing to follow their one true god over whatever financial cliff he wants them to jump off.
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Jul 8, 12 3:15 PM
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$10,000 billion dollars ($10,000,000,000,000) in M2 currency in the current economy, and the "job creators" lay off people after they get subsidies, tax breaks, and a tax holiday. In order, here is the administration under which the JEC talking points were implemented.

1. Obama

2. Bush

3. Bush

4. Bush via Blankfien

5. Bush

6. Bush

Defecit spending? Every President, even Clinton at one point.

How's Romneys accounts in the Caymans, ...more
Jul 8, 12 5:27 PM appended by Mr. Z
ERR: 6. Obama
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 8, 12 5:27 PM
Obstructs for 4 years?

Then how did Obamacare get passed, moron?

Your president had cart blance for the first 2 years of his presidency.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 8, 12 8:15 PM
LOL, Reality, Its like he doesn't even hear us.... LOL He dose not what to be bothered with facts...Phil you truly live in a PMSNBC bubble.... LOL
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Jul 9, 12 12:41 AM
Look at some of Phil's posts and you'll see just how funny his "name calling post is."

Phil - TB wouldn't (couldn't) answer. Maybe you can? TB posted "How about young black people? Their unemployment rate is about 40%." I asked if Obama's immunity announcement a couple of weeks ago is going to hurt or help that. Whatcha think, Philly?
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 9, 12 7:51 AM
Answer the question and stop avoiding the subject.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 9, 12 10:12 AM
Obama squandered his first two years in office.

He should have had Wall St. by the short and curlies, but for whatever reason, he blew it.

Now the real truth is coming to light regarding fraud, and corruption at the most fundamental levels of our global markets.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 10, 12 9:16 PM
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By **HBQueenBee** (46), Hampton Bays on Jul 13, 12 11:15 AM
I happened upon this in PopSci. Maybe this level of hubris seems vaguely faimliar? Maybe?

"What must be admitted--very painfully--is that this was a disaster "Made in Japan." Its fundamental causes are to be found in the ingrained conventions of Japanese culture: our reflexive obedience; our reluctance to question authority; our devotion to 'sticking with the program'; our groupism; and our insularity. Had other Japanese been in the shoes of those who bear responsibility for this accident, ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 8, 12 5:20 PM
Mitt Romeny and radical right Randy Altschller, the N.J. Carpetbagger, are both Koch brother financed puppets. They will encourage drilling off the coast of the Hamptons and strip women of their rights including but not limited to health insurance for birth control.

Don't allow the Koch brothers (whose dad was an active member of The John Birch society) and Exxon/Mobile run America.

Vote Obama and Bishop
By Steven (113), Westhampton on Jul 8, 12 7:02 PM
Don't tell me who to vote for,The party of "We have to pass the bill to find out whats in it" has added $ 5 Trillion of debt in 4 years. I think we have seen enough of Hope and Change
By They call me (2826), southampton on Jul 8, 12 7:34 PM
At least the Koch's are American, unlike the "Koch" of the Left, billionaire George "destroyer of currencies" Soros.

You don't even know who he is, do you?
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 8, 12 8:19 PM
The big lib donor Denise Rich just turned in her passport to save millions in taxes. Another hypocrite bites the dust to save her money
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jul 9, 12 2:30 PM
Talking LIBOR Banking Scandal with Eliot Spitzer


Just watch it.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 8, 12 7:17 PM
Ron Paul is the only candidate who speaks the truth. The networks and mainstream kool-aide drinkers can't get enough of Romney/obama. They should run on the same ticket, as all we will get is more of the same. More money and lives lost on useless wars and a continued dragging economy, as special interest groups grow fatter than ever.
By louse pt. (143), springs on Jul 8, 12 7:38 PM
Don't you people see our nations deficit and how fast it is climbing? When Bush left it was about 9 trillion. Now.. almost 16 trillion!.. in 3 1/2 years...If people really understood what this means, they would panic.Hard to believe that many people are so naive to think that under his leadership, or should I say lack of leadership, this country will be better if he is reelected
But then when all you hear is that he is going to take from some and give to you, I guess it sounds great.
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Jul 8, 12 7:55 PM
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I am so glad to see the respectful political discourse. If I may make a suggestion...read over your comment. If you saw the comment directed at you, and would be offended, then maybe you should revise it. We all know that both parties have these fundraisers and both sides insist that they are needed to beat the other guy ( or gal). If money in politics is a problem, then be strong enough to condemn both sides.
By thomasmc (13), Southampton on Jul 8, 12 11:14 PM
The CBO kicked the budgetery hornets nest with its forecast that the US faces a recession unless action is taken to avoid the sharp tax increase and across the board spending cuts that will result from the sunset of the 2001/2003 tax cuts and the budget control act sequester, respectively.
They go on to talk indepth about the need for entitlement reform and warn that an explosive tax hike and anti growth tax policy should be replaced by comprehensive, pro growth and pro competiveness tax reform. ...more
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jul 8, 12 11:23 PM
I happened by, The protesters set up camp at end of Halsey neck. A rag tag bunch of criminals shouting obscenity's, holding obscene anti capitalist signs wearing gangsta mask's. As I passed buy the police line this Janis Joplin look alike started to yell "$50,000 a plate is disgusting, you should be ashamed of yourselves, there are people all over staving" So the guy in the car in front of me yells out the window to her " It sure does not look like your starving, maybe you could share some of your ...more
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Jul 9, 12 1:04 AM
How can anyone who's not on the dole consider voting to re-elect Barak Hussein Obama, peace be upon Him? Unregistered Democrat has it right, look at the balooning debt and the impending disaster of Obamacare implimentation, we're in deep excrement here people. Time for a capitalist , pro business, pro America president.
Will the left wing sock puppets carry on like this when Barry comes to town for His fundraiser?!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jul 9, 12 6:38 AM
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It all comes down to a few states, and NY isn't one of them. Anyone who is unemployed or underemployed will most likely vote Romney. Independents will have to choose between Nanny State vs. personal responsibility.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 9, 12 7:37 AM
If insurance coarriers have to cover prexisting conditions unconditionally why would I even bother geting coverage until I was sick. The fine is only $750, Id rather pay the fine than the insurance premiums. That fee will have to be changed. Its only a matter of time before an insurance company comes up with a temporary coverage product (1-3 month) to take advantage of this BS provision
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jul 9, 12 8:42 AM
Keep cherry picking, Phil. Why do you need the govt to run your life? Why should I pay for that?
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 9, 12 10:13 AM
Contraception should not be paid for by the public. If you are a responsible sexually active person, then it is up to you to protect yourself. Sorry, Phil. That's life. If you want to get on your roof you will need a ladder. You have to purchase that too. Be careful.
I'm pro-choice btw. That said, getting back to personal responsibility, no abortions on my dime. If you eat candy you will get a cavity. Then you have to get said cavity filled and you have to pay for that. See how the responsibility ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 9, 12 5:11 PM
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Yes I do. I'm arguing against the point that some people (liberals) want others to pay for their contraception and abortions. I reject that. Your entire political view is parasitical, Phil. Take from groups A+B and distribute to group C. The problem is group C gets larger and less inclined to join A+B. Get it?
You reject the notion of responsibility like it's a disease.
Take care of your plate and I'll take care of mine. For those who are truly in need of help, I am willing to do so. For ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 9, 12 6:11 PM
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You better hope your progressive buddies are correct and you will not stand before god at some point and justify your advocation of your so called "legal procedure"
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Jul 10, 12 12:03 AM
again Phil does not get it. He said pay the fine then pay the hospital bill. I will spell it out slowly so you understand. We have a healthy 30 year old male. He does not want to pay for medical insurance so he wisely opts to pay the tax (none to happy about it either). He will then be able to purchase an insurance polciy that will provide him with one month of coverage at a very nominal charge. If he becomes sick he will have the coverage for one month and then he can transfer to a full life time ...more
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jul 10, 12 8:22 AM
How about everyone pays into the system, since one never knows when you could have an accident?

If you live your whole life without going to the ER, then you're either damn lucky, or live a horribly sheltered existence...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 10, 12 9:19 PM
and I"d like to answer this as you are trying to be clever and backdoor accuse of racism:

I don't quite remember which of you said that you never hired a black person,never even considered it.I think I saved the post to my clipboard before it was deleted,I'll have to look it up.I think it was Joe.

How mAny blacks do our small businessmen here employ?It would be interesting to see what our small business community does to fight the minority unemployment issue.
By philathome ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 9, 12 6:14 PM
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Ahh, as an African American chick (a so-called double minority I can safely say it is almost impossible to find a local job, especially in the food industry. However, if anyone out there is making a job offer...
By **HBQueenBee** (46), Hampton Bays on Jul 13, 12 11:11 AM
What I said was "I do not recall the last time I had a Black applicant" I am not opposed to hiring anyone who wants an honest days pay for an honest days work. They just never apply. I found that strange with Riverhead just a few miles from Southampton. Don't you? or is working outside in the sun to hard when you can get 115 weeks of unemployment? do the math. I read black unemployment for under 30 years old is at 45 % Yet I have positions and they do not apply???
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Jul 10, 12 12:11 AM
I think the problem is that some people think they work really hard for six, or seven figures.

But, the REAL back breaking, sweat bearing, non air conditioned work that occurs in this country pops off at five figures.

If you can work the black market for cash, and roll unemployment money over (launder, in a way) and still collect unemployment yourself, why bother to clock in for five grueling figures?

You're only stupid, if you get caught; right?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 10, 12 5:35 PM
Unions spent over 4.4 billion of workers monies for political causes over the last 6 years. Most of that money has gone to democrats and liberal causes. When someone shells out 50K for an event at least they do it of their own free will. When a union worker pays he has no say in the matter.

By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jul 10, 12 1:21 PM
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Have I taught you nothing about money?

Not every weapon is a tool, but most any tool can be used as a weapon.

I see a war. Just not the conventional kind...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 10, 12 5:30 PM
Phil is right, the billions poured into the political process by unions comes from bake sales and raffles.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 10, 12 8:27 PM
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You can "cite plenty of examples" but you should not "site plenty of examples". It does not make sense. Many workers are members of a union because they have to be. Deductions are taken out of their paycheck. Try objecting to having that deduction taken out and see where that gets you. Bullied and demoted and on the worst shifts. I know because my brother-in-law has been there. It has been reported recently that yet again, the elite of union leadership has been found to have been enjoying jolly ...more
By Leon789 (50), westhampton on Jul 11, 12 6:43 PM
come on leon. Phil knows someone who works in the union. FYI sources were Wall Street journal and yahoo
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jul 11, 12 9:36 PM
And you are an open minded enlightened soul. Thanks for setting us straight, Phil. I feel better now.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Jul 12, 12 8:36 AM
Phyliss, why don't you go and live in Russia? They sort of still have the kind of society you seem to prefer.
By Leon789 (50), westhampton on Jul 12, 12 1:09 PM
philathome, you are an incoherent and obnoxious "contributor" to these pages and the only reason you are not being censored is clearly because 27east is yet another Liberal rag which aims to support the drivel of the left. You are probably the Editor. Goodbye 27East. Not worth my time.
By local12 (34), Remsenburg on Jul 12, 12 5:43 PM
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Which came first, the chicken or the egg? It took about eight posts for you to begin unprovoked name calling on me for no reason other than I had a difference in opinion. I guess that was just an anomaly in your modus operandi.

"You really sould stop watching fox news-studies have shown that it makes those who watch it stupid."
By philathome (2774), Southampton on Feb 24, 12 11:16 PM
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Jul 13, 12 9:56 AM
Nope.
By Mr. Snerdley (397), Southampton on Jul 30, 12 9:55 AM
Most labor unions are nothing but money laundering operations for the Demokrat party. The member's dues are confiscated each month and a portion of these monies is used to finance (mostly) Demokrat candidates. In return, the elected officials pass legislation favorable to the union contributors, why do you think there are so many unions receiving wavers from partiipating in Obamacare? Wake up Phil, get out of the basement and check out the real world!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Jul 13, 12 6:28 AM
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Come on Big fresh phil has inside knowledge from someone she "knows". Labor Union are always on the up and up and would never do such a thing. FYI I was a member of a Union about 20 years ago and have one word to describe them "Thuggery"
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Jul 13, 12 8:56 AM
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Unions : Corporate

Check : Balance

Reflect on that. No multiple choice.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 13, 12 7:35 PM
Public Sector Unions : Politicians

Check (to your campaign) : Check (from the taxpayers)

By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 13, 12 10:29 PM
I for one would pay to see razza5350 knock your block off Phyliss. You deserve it.
By Leon789 (50), westhampton on Jul 13, 12 7:59 PM
Let's just send a log of posts and times to Phil's employer. I have all the info, and I'll bet he's posting here when he should be taking care of the disabled people in his care.

Soemone has to step in to stop this possible abuse of the most vulnerable in society.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 13, 12 10:13 PM
It's not a threat. I'm worried about the disabled people in your care.

I'm certain it's not illegal, but with your permission there's no doubt.

Hey, you and your boss can have a good laugh over it, right?
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 13, 12 10:30 PM
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By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 13, 12 10:53 PM
Hey, if it bothers you, I won't do it. However, let's not pretend you're the paragon of integrity now that we've hit upon the truth, ok phil?

(one would have to be independantly wealthy, or spending an awful lot of time at work to cut and paste the colume of article's phil does).
Jul 13, 12 10:56 PM appended by RealityFirst
colume=volume
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 13, 12 10:56 PM
philathome: "The right is for rapists' rights"

You are trying to get conservatives killed with propoganda like that.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 13, 12 11:00 PM
Plenty of postings at all times of the day. I guess you get lots, and lots of breaks.

By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 13, 12 11:02 PM
Conservatives want to take rapists off the street for good, and take away their "right to choose".

Liberals want to put them in therapy at a halfway house in your neighborhood.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 13, 12 11:14 PM
I wonder how we all survived before the government provided "healthcare, food, and shelter"?
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 13, 12 11:23 PM
By the way, have you seen what "government provided housing" looks like?
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 13, 12 11:24 PM
Sure, let's talk about abortion.

Do you support 8 1/2 month abortions? If not, why not? I think it's safe to say that even most pro-choice proponents agree with this being a banned proceedure and find the idea morally repugnant.

But why? Why not support abortion up to the day before birth?
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 14, 12 1:06 PM
And for the record phil, if these marathon threads go on past 11:30, assume I won't answer until the next day.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Jul 14, 12 1:09 PM
CEO's suicide note confesses to 20-year fraud

Had been hospitalized after attempting suicide outside the company's headquarters
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Jul 13, 12 9:38 PM