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Nov 13, 2012 4:38 PMPublication: The East Hampton Press

Bishop Looks Ahead Into New Term

Nov 13, 2012 5:00 PM

Recently reelected Democratic U.S. Representative Tim Bishop reflected this week on an expensive, hard-fought race, how his role might change in Congress this term, and the “fiscal cliff”—big, immediate tax and spending issues legislators must come to an agreement on before automatic spending cuts and tax increases kick in for Americans next year.

In a phone interview on Monday, the congressman, who won a sixth term last Tuesday, said he’s already noticed a shift in attitude among some House Republicans, who seem more open to compromise on controversial issues following last week’s election results. It’s “growing increasingly likely” that Congress will avoid diving off the fiscal cliff by coming to a deal on a number of issues, including whether the Bush-era tax cuts should be renewed for all income brackets, and whether the country’s debt ceiling should be raised, he said.

“I think some of the things Speaker [John] Boehner has said in the five or six days since the election have been very encouraging, certainly suggesting he’s ready to come to the table to negotiate,” said Mr. Bishop.

There are about seven items that are “all coming together” by the end of the year, said Mr. Bishop. Those include whether the Bush-era tax cuts should be renewed, in light of a whopping federal deficit topping $1 trillion and also, whether the federal government should raise the debt ceiling. There are a number of tax measures that will expire at the end of the year, including the alternative minimum tax patch; a 2-percent reduction in the Social Security withholding tax, also known as the payroll tax cut; the current level of estate taxation and exemption, and the Medicare sustainable growth rate, said Mr. Bishop.

Also, sequestration—about $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts across the board—will kick in on January 1 if no deal is reached, said Mr. Bishop. If implemented, the consequences of the cuts would be “pretty serious” and could “throw us right back into a recession,” said Mr. Bishop.

“I don’t know anyone who wants sequestration,” said Mr. Bishop. “So we have to put in place some reason judgments that realize reductions in expenditures. But to cut across the board account by account the way sequestration requires, again, it is very, very poor public policy.”

Mr. Bishop said he’s in favor of renewing the tax cuts for families that make less than $250,000. He’s not in favor of renewing them for families making more than $250,000. He also said the country must raise its debt ceiling.

“There’s no getting around that,” he said. “The U.S. defaulting on its obligations is simply unthinkable. And if the U.S. were to default on its obligations, the economic consequences for us and really the global economy would be almost catastrophic.”

For the next two years, Mr. Bishop will be focusing on his committee memberships. He said he has been “growing in seniority” on several committees, including the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee, of which he is the senior Democrat. He said he expects to play a “very active” role with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on that committee this term, particularly in helping facilitate the rebuilding of the northeast coasts of the U.S. after Hurricane Sandy. Mr. Bishop also serves on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Education and Workforce Committee.

The congressman plans to reintroduce legislation this term that would significantly increase federal investment for local governments to fund and construct waste water infrastructure projects. It would dole out about $13.8 billion over the next five years nationwide to communities that need to fund waste water infrastructure. In his district, those communities include Southampton Village, Mastic and Shirley, Rocky Point and Kings Park.

In thinking back on the campaign against second-time challenger Republican Randy Altschuler, Mr. Bishop reiterated what he said on the trail–that it was a “very, very, ugly” race, particularly because it drew his family into the crossfire. He also guessed that between the money spent by super PACs and by the candidates’ own campaign committees, the price of the race topped $8 million.

“It’s got to be the most expensive congressional race in the history of Long Island,” Mr. Bishop said.

The mechanism that allowed the millions of dollars of independent expenditures by Super PACs to flow in, which followed the Citizens United Supreme Court case ruling, was a subject in debates between Mr. Altschuler and Mr. Bishop. The congressman supports efforts to work around the court’s ruling, including a possible constitutional amendment, because it “fundamentally” threatens democracy, he has said on the campaign trail. But he also said the money didn’t seem to have an impact in this election, noting that Mr. Altschuler benefited more from outside money, about $3 million to Mr. Bishop’s more than $1 million.

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I'm all for raising taxes but the problem is the president doesn't want to cut any entitlements. This president is making us a welfare state.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Nov 15, 12 8:32 AM
Everything is on the table...including our massive military.
By SHNative (554), Southampton on Nov 15, 12 10:07 AM
Sounds like chief1 and SHNative and I could do a deal. Now let's see if our several representatives can do the same.

On another note, how about that Citizens United decision, huh? Here's a rule that adds piles of money to our already way-too-costly political campaigns, and in the end, it didn't change a darn thing. Now there's senseless spending for you. If we're talking about pointlessness, this outstrips anything the government's ever done. Even if the rule allegedly tilts toward ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Nov 17, 12 6:22 PM
Actually George, I have a theory that the massive influx of cash to all media and if course to the post office greater a number of jobs, increased consumer spending and in general bolstered the economy. Ergo, we owe a debt of gratitude to those like the Koch brothers who ironically found the money they spent to defeat the President and elect a Republican majority in the Senate, had the reverse effect. Their money helped stimulate the economy and garnered votes for both the President and Senate ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Nov 17, 12 11:44 PM
Have to give you credit for thinking outside the box, N, but this "debt of gratitude to those like the Koch brothers" is a little too far outside for me. Sort of like saying we owe a debt of gratitude to the drug lords for how much they boost the economy with buying fancy clothes, autos, arms, airplanes, helos, etc., wholly ignoring the pernicious influence they have on society. Same with the Citizens United crowd, no?
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Nov 18, 12 4:24 PM
Why George, I hadn't thought about the drug lords. As for Citizens United I have concrns about limitations of First Amendment rights. To me it is a question of whether corporations are entitled to the rights of voting citizens while they have never been granted the right to vote. Its a tough call. Sometimes we just have to take a big swallow in order to preserve our freedoms. There is always a large long term view to be juxtoposed with the small short term view. Kinda like the forest and the ...more
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Nov 18, 12 8:51 PM
Don't be preachy and don't be condescending, NTiger, it doesn't become you, and it exposes vulnerabilities that, like your "forest and trees," have been discussed before -- you won't be well served by any further airing of them.

If I lack a sense of humor about this issue, it's because I can't possibly view anything as harmful to our democracy as the Citizens United decision as even approaching a laughing matter. I have to assume that your nuclear arms race simile is another lame attempt ...more
By Turkey Bridge (1979), Quiogue on Nov 26, 12 6:46 AM
So, how many comments will it take until this thread degenerates?

For that matter, which came first?

The owl, or the Tootsie Pop?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Nov 18, 12 3:27 AM
Mr. Z it had to have been the Tootsie Pop, the owl being wise would never have allowed the tootsie pop to be invented.
By NTiger (543), Southampton on Nov 18, 12 11:43 AM
Z question does not compute, because the future tense of the verb "will" is incorrect. "did" would be more in the realm IMO.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Nov 18, 12 5:11 PM
Sorry, my bad. Comment above was meant for the main election thread.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Nov 18, 12 6:02 PM
While the military will be pared down, expect spending on this generation of veterans to skyrocket. PTSD from these last two wars, now recognized so much more than after WWII, Korea, and Vietnam, is going to be the VA's "issue" for the foreseeable future.
By Phadreus1340 (144), Southampton on Nov 18, 12 12:04 PM
Wow Phadreus is complaining about soldiers pensions. The pension that most soldiers get isn't enough to support a pigeon.Which is sad because our 160 day a year cops retire with more than 100k a year for life. Time to cut municipal pensions and apply them to retired soldiers where it should be. FDR was right municipal unions are a huge mistake.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Nov 18, 12 6:47 PM
Excuse me, but I've reread my post several times and I don't see the word pension used once. I was refering to the expense, that the Veteran's Administration will have over the next decade or so. Money well spent on those most deserving. Try taking a 6th grade reading comprehension course, you;ll find life much easier if you have a clue as to what you are talking about.
By Phadreus1340 (144), Southampton on Nov 18, 12 8:38 PM
Hey Tim Bishop is worried about the fiscal cliff after 10 years in office. Well Tim your ideas, Obamas ideas, and the republicans ideas will mean nothing to our debt. Not one idea will take a penny off the debt it will only cut the deficit by 300 billion at most. Considering Oct 2012 was a record deeicit of over 120 billion dollars the chances of the deficit being cut is becoming less likely.By the way do you like the way Obama, the congress, and senate are growing our debt at a record? I laugh ...more
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Nov 18, 12 6:56 PM
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Meticulous attention should be paid to the special relationships and obligations of public servants to the public itself and to the government. All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations ... The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for ... officials ... to bind the employer ... The employer is the whole people, who ...more
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Nov 19, 12 4:27 PM
Still waiting for you to show me where I complained about soldiers pensions there, Chief1. Right here in black and white you fabricated a lie. Prove me wrong.
By Phadreus1340 (144), Southampton on Nov 20, 12 7:39 AM
my advice would be to get over it and move on
By razza5350 (1911), East Hampton on Nov 20, 12 12:47 PM
“It was not accidental. It was a carefully contrived occurrence … The international bankers sought to bring about a condition of despair here so that they might emerge as rulers of us all. We have in this country one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Reserve Banks. The Federal Reserve Board has cheated the people of the United States out of enough money to pay the national debt three times over. This evil ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Nov 20, 12 6:18 PM
Phil - was that code or do you have fat thumbs?
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 20, 12 7:55 PM
Misleading lets talk about misleading does Benghazi mean anything to you!
97 Republicans Tell Obama to Drop Susan Rice for State
Ninety-seven members of Congress, led by Jeff Duncan (R –SC), are leading the charge against Barack Obama’s reputed choice of Ambassador Susan Rice to be Secretary of State. They have written a letter strongly opposing the idea of her nomination because of her lies about the Benghazi attack, and aver that because she misled the American public, her ...more
By They call me (2826), southampton on Nov 20, 12 8:04 PM
This comment has been removed because it is a duplicate, off-topic or contains inappropriate content.
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Nov 20, 12 8:10 PM
Happy Thanksgiving: Food Pantries Overwhelmed Thanks to Obama Economy
Obama’s most solid strongholds are suffering from economic disaster under his presidency, according to new reports. A University of Michigan study shows that 80 percent of people in southeast Michigan have been blasted by financial problems between 2007 and 2011. Those statistics were even higher among blacks without a college degree.
And no Twinkies for dessert!
By They call me (2826), southampton on Nov 20, 12 7:58 PM
Most of the people who are depending on food pantries need jobs. Sadly, a concept that you'll never grasp.

People needs jobs - not food stamps, Philly. You treat the symptom (as does our president) but never the cause.

BTW - the Clinton admin is directly responsible for the sub-prime bubble and subsequent collapse. I've brought this up before you you brought out your "Bush, Bush, Bush" siren. Then labeled everyone a racist and a radical, then mentioned the KKK and the war on private ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 20, 12 8:57 PM
No argument. My point to Phil is he finds blame on one side and consistently gives the other a free pass. An honest man is willing to see and admit fault for what it is regardless of the flag that is staked into the ground.
I actually liked Clinton, but he is partly responsible for the meltdown. Saying so doesn't give GW a pass at all. Nor does GW failures excuse Obama's lack of performance. And round and round we go.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 20, 12 9:15 PM
And to Philly's comment "In other words,if we don't correct misinformation,or the deliberate misrepresentation of someones post,peple will believe it."

The same 20 people read and comment on this stuff. I'm one of them. You think you are changing hearts and minds? Who's heart and who's mind? You are doing nothing but passing the time and looking for a thumbs up and temporary ego boost or validation. If the same 20 people met in a bar we'd probably get along fairly well. Then we'd leave ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 20, 12 9:25 PM

I see that you guys are still mad that the black guy won the election.
By philathome (3924), Southampton on Nov 20, 12 9:24 PM

+++

You are fascinated with race. What kind of guilt you carrying?
What are you covering up? What kind of man sees every issue in terms of race? Phil, that comment sums up your inability to separate policy from race perfectly.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 20, 12 9:31 PM
You are doing a great job. All 20 of us look to you as a beacon of truth and fairness.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 20, 12 9:39 PM
Going on believing that. I think you are funny, but not in the way you intended. Your use of the word "control" is telling. My guess is your deep hatred of business / business owners stems from a resentment of you not having control. That's a guess. Then you support candidates that will "take care of you" and the promise that those who you see as in control will be hurt, and the spoils distributed. Again, I'm guessing. My questions to you are what are you going to do when the distribution doesn't ...more
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 20, 12 10:13 PM
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Nighty night, Philly. My control starts at 6am tomorrow.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 20, 12 10:15 PM
Like I said, you are funny. Delusional, bitter, victim mentality, angry and brainwashed = funny. You are funny.
Happy Thanksgiving. May you carve your tofu turkey in fair and even servings.
By double standard (1506), Remsenburg on Nov 21, 12 8:07 AM
Don't listen to Phil its apparent he or she has either no job or some kind of job where they can post 24 hrs a day. This country was made by people who take risks and create something not Phil and his whiner friends. Phil your a taker and so are 47 million other people take from the govt. Grow up and get off the computer and get a job.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Nov 21, 12 8:27 AM
Wal-Mart fights back against union's black Friday walkout.Files legal complaint against protests at its stores across the country,Plans to fire associates.
Wal-Mart is taking legal action against organized labor opponents, filing an unfair labor practice charge over unlawful protests planned for Black Friday,
Now I have a reason to go shopping on Friday please oh please one of you union organizers try and get in my face when I enter the store! Go ahead make my day!

By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Nov 20, 12 8:22 PM
Just like when they "took action", and bought all those "dead peasant" insurance policies?

Wal-Mart is an insult to scum.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Nov 20, 12 10:04 PM
Who is the MOST responsible for current economic conditions?

Greenspan, Greenspan, and Greenspan.

Who appointed "the biggest ******e in the Universe" to his Treasury post?

Ronald Reagan.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Nov 20, 12 10:00 PM
Same old, same old. This site's posters are like broken records, lol. How about calmly discussing what can be done to fix our current problems. Drop the hate. Neither political party is blameless. I could argue that they are both far below what we need as leaders but they are what we are stuck with and I grew weary of beating my head against the wall arguing about them. Don't know how long it will last, but for now I am going to try and take into account the other guy's opinion, compare it ...more
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Nov 20, 12 11:09 PM
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The road to fixing things is long. A good start would be proper, and prudent fiscal regulations, an agency willing to investigate and prosecute instead of carrying on non-enforcement and a sex scandal, and kick lobbyists out of the Capitol. Just do a sweep of K Street, and be done with the scum. Also, rein in the Fed and it's massive money printing, and the turning of the United States into the Weimar Republic. The price of a corn futures contract has quadrupled in the last decade, for cripe's ...more
Nov 21, 12 6:59 PM appended by Mr. Z
Definitely check out "Predator Nation", by Charles H. Ferguson. Scorching indictment.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Nov 21, 12 6:59 PM
And still, Chief1 is not enough of a human to admit he lied here. So much for any future credibility.
By Phadreus1340 (144), Southampton on Nov 21, 12 12:32 AM
You really should read your post it sounds like your concerned veterans are getting some great compensation for their service. Are we spending to much on them Phadreus? Let me tell you something about the VA. They don't have the resources to help veterans and it is a disgrace to treat anybody the way some vets are treated. There is one reason we sit here as the US its because our vets fought to keep this country safe..,.PERIOD!!! Why don't you worry about cops, and teachers compensation or the ...more
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Nov 21, 12 8:40 AM
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Happy Thanksgiving: Unions Shut Down Traffic to LAX

Ready to fly out of Los Angeles today to get to your family before Thanksgiving? Not so fast. Los Angeles’ labor unions have decided to protest on Thanksgiving Eve – one of the busiest travel days of the year – to snarl traffic around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). President Obama’s favorite union, the Service Employees International Union, is spearheading the obnoxious effort
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Nov 21, 12 9:49 AM
Not seeing that reported on any major news outlets - including LA Times. But yea you're right, damn those unions!
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Nov 21, 12 10:33 AM
Actually, LAX workers are not stricking, but there will be a protest march by other union workers in support of the LAX workers. News outlets report that it will cause traffic issues around LAX but travlers should just leave earlier to get to the airport in time for their flight.
By pstevens (406), Wilmington on Nov 21, 12 10:55 AM
Captn crunch, you grow more and more miserable every day. Nothing more parasitic than know-nothing teabaggers.
By witch hazel (224), tatooine on Nov 21, 12 12:40 PM
Bumped into Tim Bishop today at Disney's Magic Kingdom. Enjoying a little family time.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Nov 21, 12 5:45 PM
Police were forced to arrest a dozen union members today after an Service Employees International Union protest around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), which shut down traffic completely and added 90 minutes to travellers’ commute time, went awry. SEIU workers handed out fliers to passengers at LAX, marched near the LAX entrance, and ignored police orders to disperse at 1:15 p.m.
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Nov 22, 12 1:53 AM
Bitter little bastage, Happy Thanksgiving Phil.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Nov 22, 12 9:10 AM
Thanks Phil, happy Thanksgiving to you as well. I have been walking around Disney with my kids for 6 days and am more exhausted than I have been in a long time. Look forward to sitting on my couch, relaxing and having it out with my fellow keyboard commandos!!
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Nov 22, 12 4:02 PM
Dnice, I am next door at the Grand Floridian for 4 nights starting Friday stop up for a cocktail ;)
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Nov 23, 12 12:56 AM
Yes, staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Kids love the savannah view.
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Nov 23, 12 3:14 PM
IMO, the Yacht club or Beach Club are great due to central location. You can walk to Epcot, take a boat to Hollywood Studios, etc. Animal Kingdom is a lot of fun but transportation is a bit longer due to it's location. The new Fantasyland area at Magic Kingdom looks great but is not completely done. The restaurant(Be Our Guest) is open but the Snow White coaster is still under construction. It is really crowded and I don't know if it is me but it seems that people in the parks have gotten ...more
By dnice (2346), Hampton Bays on Nov 23, 12 4:08 PM
I'm glad you saw Tim Bishop at Disney World because that is a fitting place for a politician. I'm glad the country is sitting on the fiscal cliff with no agreement and this guy is playing with Goofy. How about a sense of urgency of doing the countries work? This country is fat and complacent and this guy is a poster boy for worthless politicians
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Nov 23, 12 6:35 PM
chief1, when do you feel it is appropriate for Mr. Bishop to take a vacation, if not after one of the nastiest campaigns on record?

Is it possible for Mr. Bishop to do ANYTHING right, in your mind?

Perhaps the broad brush is a bit wide on this long weekend of Giving Thanks?

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Nov 23, 12 7:24 PM
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happy turkey day all
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Nov 22, 12 2:21 PM
I find this very disgusting and extremely raciest.

Would you like to tell us why I am wrong Phil

Black Leaders to Obama: You Owe Us

Black voters turned out in record numbers in key swing states like Ohio to reelect President Barack Obama in 2012, and some of the nation's most prominent black leaders are now demanding Obama pay back this support in his second term with policies that favor black and urban communities
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Nov 24, 12 5:20 PM
What a stupid argument. Obama has been doing things for black people since he took office. Free health care is all about black people. Welfare is all about black people. Obama is as left winged as one could be. Wait and see what he tries to do in his last term. Thank god 49% of us have control of the house and enough senate seats to ensure all americans are taken care of, not just minorities.
By Walt (292), Southampton on Nov 24, 12 8:08 PM
Goebels would proud of your effort to propogandize those statistics.

Per capita, blacks are more than 5 times more likely to receive welfare payments than whites. Your deliberate failure to account for the difference in population size is intellectual dishonesty of the highest order.
By RealityFirst (597), Bridgehampton on Nov 25, 12 4:00 AM
Blacks are around 10% of the population and whites are 74% do you see a problem Phil? Nice try anyway that statistic doesn't include another 1.5 million blacks in the prison system we support. At this point I think we could spend less by training blacks for jobs than supporting them. Helping Blacks with easy money is not helping them in the long run time to job train, and cut the cord.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Nov 24, 12 11:16 PM
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give a man a fish....teach a man to fish.....
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Nov 25, 12 10:58 AM
It's interesting that Hispanic immigrants are 1/2 as likely to be on the dole than blacks. Even more so that blacks are represented 40 to 1 compared to Asians! How can it be that these folks, arriving here not speaking the language, are able to make their way without a handout from the government? Could it be that the policies foisted on us by the Demokratz have kept black Americans in a type of servitude dependant on the government for their basic needs? Sure would keep the black vote in the Demokrat ...more
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Nov 25, 12 7:49 AM
Its not interesting its disgusting!
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Nov 25, 12 10:59 AM
Please cite the study you are referring to Phil. Sounds like something you grabbed from the Huffington Puffington Post of Daily Kos komrade.
If you believe this bilge, you truly have no clue about how business works, not surprising.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Nov 26, 12 7:16 AM
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Hey Joe and BF while your talking about disgusting did you see this,

Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx called Barack Obama "our lord and savior."
This occurred at the Soul Train Awards broadcast on BET Sunday

Crazy mixed up people


By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Nov 26, 12 11:04 AM
Why do you repeatedly say stupid things and then get a free pass?
What are you talking about when you say Obama derangement syndrome? Did that even apply to anything or did you just feel like repeating something you saw on Current?
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Nov 27, 12 8:55 AM
And you're ok with paying more taxes Phil? Or are you one of those who pay no federal income tax?
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Nov 26, 12 4:51 PM
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He is a union teacher if I remember correctly which means he does as little as possible, has a huge benefit package, summers off and is will be compensated for the adjustment. All while he drills PC 101 into your child's head at any opportunity. After all you reap what you sow hippies
By They call me (2826), southampton on Nov 26, 12 5:29 PM
Interesting article in The Atlantic: "How Partisans Fool Themselves Into Believing Their Own Spin"


"We weigh facts and lines of reasoning far more strongly when they favor our own side, and we minimize the importance and validity of the opposition's arguments. That may be appropriate behavior in a formal debate, or when we're trying to sway the opinion of a third party. But to the extent that we internalize these tendencies, they injure our ability to think and see clearly. And if ...more
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Nov 27, 12 6:22 AM
Where is the importance and validity in redistribution of wealth it is exactly as it appears, taking
By They call me (2826), southampton on Nov 27, 12 8:14 AM
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Phil asked - How many blacks do you employ?
Like I have stated in the past you cant hire someone who never comes looking?
1 black applicant in 14 years lol... Save it you sound ridiculous

By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Nov 27, 12 5:20 PM
20 Spanish guys come looking for a job every month but no black applicants LOL
DO THE MATH!
It never stops amusing me... River head is 15 miles away yet nothing. Spanish guys come looking from as far away as bayshore lol
Guess there punishing me for not being an air conditioned union job with a break room full of candy bars.. Lol Its to much... 14 years lol
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Nov 27, 12 5:25 PM
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Just read what you wrote almost spit out my coffee

Nov 27, 12 5:30 PM appended by 27dan
I think i know what the problem is you need to have a intensive support aid with communication skills on staff. That my help!
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Nov 27, 12 5:30 PM
just got done reading a report by , Lachlan Markey of Heritage Foundation on
how Unions have violated federal law a myriad of times this last year – and these are merely the tip of the iceberg, if President Obama’s incestuous relationship with the unions is any indicator. Markey reports on the federal rap sheet of the unions, which includes embezzlement, blackmail, bribery, racketeering, and witness tampering, among others. Among the twelve specific cases Markey cites:

•Family ...more
By They call me (2826), southampton on Nov 27, 12 5:40 PM
You crackas sound like Donold Trump On Election Night of this year, Trump tweeted, “This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!”

He tweeted more than 10 angry messages, saying “our nation is a once great nation divided” and “the world is laughing at us.” He also encouraged a “revolution in this country.” Sux fo him and you

By local 84 (353), riverhead on Nov 27, 12 6:54 PM
Trump is totally on track its you and Philly who are in denial, We have a President who is not able to cough up his college records or a birth certificate. Whats that about ??? He has not produced doc's that can be verified by any independent third party.

If Obama really were honest he'd have produced those records and gladly raked in $5 million for his favorite causes.

Trump called Obama's bluff and Barry looks like a lying arrogant fool from parts unknown!

By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Nov 27, 12 7:00 PM
Does not change the facts TCM posted now does it. Like a broken recored KOCH BROs, KOCH BROs or a Chris Matthews wind up doll. Learn a new song. You could take all the money the Kochs and that Socialist Buffet have together throw it at the deficit and the needle will not move. We need real entitlement reform and less regulation, Fool!
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Nov 27, 12 7:06 PM
The same mantra, Really. A scandal does not just go away because you ignore it out of convenience, or in this case calculated benefit.

What is he hiding? and please don't give my the talking points about how he is not going to cave in to the pressure and be told what to do.

I think it is obvious there is something he is hiding at all costs, and as president that is to say the least disturbing
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Nov 28, 12 10:55 AM
So questioning Barak Hussein Obama about His past is racist? You are so far up His lower body orifice it's actually sad.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Nov 28, 12 7:42 AM
You picked quite a bunch of hero's your right don't like a one of them but not because there black because their DIRT BAGS!

Obama - documentation lacking never properly vetted by the media has a "deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture,

Holder - raciest criminal (see fast and furious) lives in a bitter haze fuled by slavery Jim Crow and discrimination

Jones - Member of the communist
party member of STORM (Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Nov 28, 12 6:37 PM
It would be great if we could opt out and secede then watch them kill each other when there was no one left to take from. They truly believe they have the right to more entitlements funded by the people that did not build there own businesses.They are delusional socialist parasites and a disgrace to the men who have died protecting them from something they want anyway. Freedom is dying and Patrick henry would be executed in the current climate of contempt of liberty
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Nov 29, 12 11:55 AM
We must protect the 10th amendment at all costs!
Its our last hope.
Stand firm its going to get ugly... as B.H.O and the progressive statists implement more taxes, entitlement's and regulations the deficit will still keep rising the stock market will fail...Then reality will set in. I am convinced by then it will look like a different country. States rights are our only hope!
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Nov 29, 12 12:08 PM
Amen ! Our Lord and Saviour !
Nov 29, 12 8:58 PM appended by joe hampton
California may find itself in a disastrous fiscal situation, but that won’t stop California’s newly-empowered unions from flexing their muscle. In the aftermath of the failure of Proposition 32, which would have prevented public sector unions from funding politicians, the unions are celebrating their confirmed power by striking. The latest strikes started today with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63, which shut down the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Nov 29, 12 8:58 PM
You wanna talk tin foil hats
Barbara A. Taylor,Florida A&M professor called B H O an "apostle" who was sent by God in order to build a political heaven on earth, "Then, as I began to contemplate ways to assist Barack in his 2012 re-election bid something miraculous happened. I felt God's Spirit beckoning me in my dreams at night. Listening, cautiously, I learned that Jesus walked the earth to create a more civilized society, Martin [Luther King] walked the earth to create a more justified society, ...more
By They call me (2826), southampton on Nov 29, 12 10:15 PM
OBAMACLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!!!!!!!!!!

The takers take and the producers produce, the racists on the left make a living on the backs of the poor blacks being kept down by da man, and the beat goes on, the beat goes on!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 1, 12 11:29 AM
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Works for me
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 4, 12 5:34 PM
After 9 months In this progressive toilet I live to get back to the rest of the world!
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 4, 12 5:36 PM
Lol
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 5, 12 12:06 PM
When you paint "I believe in redistribution of wealth" on your Volvo
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 5, 12 12:24 PM
And that is what makes you a card carrying socialist
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 6, 12 10:56 PM
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By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 6, 12 10:56 PM
Once again Phil your ignorance is showing. Those of us here in the most beautiful part of the world who OWN a business that' seasonal employ people. My employees make far above the average salary for their work and know full well that the season ends when the weather gets cold and starts up again in March, or as soon as the weather allows. They've been with me for an average of 8 seasons and have all comitted to coming back in the spring. Who are you to disparage that arrangement? If you worked ...more
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 5, 12 12:34 PM
Wouldn't know Phil.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 6, 12 7:14 AM
They're independant contractors Einstein, no unemployment , they pay their own way. Not that you would know anything about that.
In actuality, unemployment INSURANCE is payed for by the employer. Once again your ignorance of the real world is disgustion.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 6, 12 3:39 PM
Your fiddle appears to be going out of tune, son.

Fiddle Fiddle Fiddle!
By Nero (301), Sag Harbor on Dec 6, 12 4:58 PM
He does not understand the concept of Independent just Dependant!
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 6, 12 5:11 PM
Can you imagine how many jobs could have been created with all the hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars that were spent by the super PACs? Factories could have reopened.

These guys spent more money jto prevent having to pay a tiny bit more in taxes than thet would have spent to pay the taxes. They are not very good businessmen.

And I mean "not very good" in several ways. Remember when wealthy businessmen used to donate to hospitals so poor people could get some health ...more
By btdt (449), water mill on Dec 6, 12 5:08 PM
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OWN IT: UNEMPLOYMENT BACK ABOVE 8%
Dec 6, 12 5:09 PM appended by They call me
Gallup: Jobless rate spikes back above 8 percentNewsGallup by: GallupThursday, December 6, 2012 Gallup's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate spiked in November to 8.3 percent. Credit: AP U.S. unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, was 7.8% for the month of November, up significantly from 7.0% for October. Gallup's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is now 8.3%, nearly a one-point increase over October's rate, Stuff That in your Hat!
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 6, 12 5:09 PM
to They call me:

No, it's not. The October rate was 7.9% & the November rate won't be released until tomorrow, December 7.

It's a small thing but it epitomizes your posts You don't substantiate your assertions because you CAN'T. If you stopped posting bushwa, readers might pay more attention to your notions.
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Dec 6, 12 7:04 PM
to They call me:

Thanks for the addendum that clarifies your duplicity. The Bureau of Labor Statistics puts out the monthly national unemployment figures. Those are the figures that everyone refers to when they speak of the "unemployment rate". You, however, have chosen to use an estimate from a private polling organization without notifying readers that you are NOT referencing the official government numbers.

This behavior speaks volumes about your veracity.
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Dec 7, 12 12:57 AM
Thousands of union members have turned out to the Capitol to protest an attempt by Gov. Snyder to pass right-to-work legislation. The protesters, filled the building's rotunda and chanted slogans critical of the legislation.
At one point, several individuals attempted to push two state troopers guarding the senate floor. Police used pepper spray to keep them back and made eight arrests, Nice people those union thugs!

By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 6, 12 9:28 PM
Well said Komrade Phil! You and others of your warped political ilk are at the very core of what has gone wrong with our great nation. Hope you enjoyed your worker's paradise. Dear Leader will end up raising your taxes too to pay for all the handouts He has promised, but you're probably one of those who pay no Federal income taxes.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 7, 12 7:23 AM
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Economists surveyed by CNNMoney predict the Labor Department report will show the U.S. economy added only 77,000 jobs in November, a steep drop from the 171,000 jobs created a month earlier.

The unemployment rate is expected to tick up to 8%, from 7.9% in October.

By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 7, 12 7:43 AM
Don't worry Dan they are not fooling anyone.
73% of Jobs Created in Last Five Months Government Jobs
While the media dances with exhilaration over a dip in the unemployment level that was created by over a half-million people giving up and dropping out of the workforce,a closer look into the employment numbers also reveals that it's mainly government workers benefitting from what meager job growth we are seeing. Over the last five months, 73% of all jobs created were government jobs.
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 7, 12 12:45 PM
I personally know of 2 company's that I deal with that have gone out of business in the last two weeks. One from Maryland openly citing Obama care as the reason.Said "I refuse to work for nothing" 63 people got pink slips then he locked the door and after 27 years called it a day
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 7, 12 12:49 PM
Sounds like the guy really knows how to treat his employees! *eyeroll*
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Dec 7, 12 12:52 PM
Talk is cheap. That sounds like a lousy businessman to me. Exactly what has he paid out so far under "Obamacare"?
By VOS (1241), WHB on Dec 7, 12 1:14 PM
So Phil, where has socilism ever worked as a system of government? It never has and yet you insist that our great nation go down that road. Ignorance is bliss Komrade.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 7, 12 3:52 PM
I second this - and Finland/Norway/Sweden are consistantly listed as "happiest people on earth" (despite spending almost 1/2 the year in darkness I may add)

Socialism doesn't work for everyone or every nation, but they seem to be doing just fine with it
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Dec 7, 12 4:19 PM
Your "happiest people on earth" rank fifth, twelfth and thirteenth in suicides. Happy? Not so much.
By VOS (1241), WHB on Dec 7, 12 9:29 PM
What is your source for that? None of the sources I can find have reasonably recent data, and most any ranking involves data that ranges from three years old, to more than ten.

As of September suicide is the leading cause of mortality in the United States. That's the stone cold numbers. It even exceeded motor vehicle accidents which ranked second.

Warranted, the last year cumulative data was available for calculation is 2009. The increase would most likely be attributed to ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 8, 12 4:18 AM
The private sector jobs created were mostly under 13 dollars an hour and 350k dropped out of the work force. Record amount of people on welfare and unemployment of Blacks, and Hispanics spiked even higher. Obamas doing a hell of a job.
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Dec 7, 12 4:13 PM
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Jobs are being created by Democrats? The only real jobs are coming from the gas and oil companies which certainly isn't a Democratic group. The rest are retail jobs for 10 bucks a hour. The economy and debt is getting worse stop blaming the Republicans this clown has been in office 4 years!
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Dec 7, 12 9:36 PM
As Fiscal Cliff Looms, Obama Set For 20-Day, $4M Hawaiian Vacation
B.H.O is headed to Hawaii for a posh 20-day vacation costing some $4 million to the taxpayers. But it’s not the cost and inconvenience that Americans should wonder about – it’s the timing. President Obama heads out of town from December 17 to January 6. The fiscal cliff is slated to hit on January 2.
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 7, 12 7:05 PM
You've been hustled by the media into believing 100,000 represents a recovery, prior recoveries 300,000-plus new jobs per month. Those recoveries, however, were generated by the government getting out of the way of the economy. O's bright idea was to micromanage, deficit spend, and hyper-regulate.
To protect B.H.O from failure, an entire New standard for success has been manufactured by a media that will never-ever allow this president to fail, even when he does.

By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 7, 12 8:22 PM
Redistribution of wealth: CEO pay to "average worker" ratios from around the world, courtesy of Zeitgeist who get the thanks for doing the math. I'm a bit too busy with other things to do it myself.

Japan - 11:1
Germany 12:1
France 15:1
Italy 20:1
Canada 20:1
South Africa 21:1
Britain 22:1
Mexico 47:1
Venezuela 50:1
United States 475:1
Dec 7, 12 8:44 PM appended by Mr. Z
"The government bailed out the People, and imprisoned the banksters; the opposite of what America, and the rest of Europe did." ~ Olafur Grimmson on how Iceland has recovered far better than everyone else.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 7, 12 8:44 PM
Why do you like sounding so stupid? Why do you care about CEO pay to "average worker" ratios??? You are so freaking envious! If you taxed all the CEOs in the county 95 % it would not do a freaking thing to change the 16 Trillion Debt. It would be like throwing a nickle in the ocean.You just like your bitter class warfare crap!

try finding some real solutions.
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 7, 12 10:01 PM
Eliminating an historically high level of socioeconomic disparity IS a real solution, you dope. In fact, if you look at some of the countries such as Sweden, Finland, or Norway labeled as "Socialist" by people of your caliber, and relative intelligence you will find that they do not have anywhere near the level of social ills this country does.

Maybe if we jailed a few more bankers like we did in the '80's we wouldn't have these problems. But, we can't. They lobbied to make their criminality, ...more
Dec 8, 12 3:41 AM appended by Mr. Z
Almost forgot. On top of the lobbying, and deregulation, laws that do exist were not enforced because the regulatory agencies were stripped of the ability or will to do so. Money is what makes the world go 'round pal.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 8, 12 3:41 AM
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What does that mean people of my caliber. I live in a three bedroom 2 bath ranch. The difference is I still aspire to do better someday and I am grateful for the freedom this country gave me to try. I have not forgotten the lessons of the past and given up on life like you and your progressive pal.
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 8, 12 12:10 PM
Maybe if you had grown up in a country that did not afford you with such freedoms you would not be so quick to give them up to big brother.you should move to Finland or Sweden where the nanny state is fair and everyone gets a participation award. Oh and don't forget to take Tokyo Phyllys with you!
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 8, 12 12:11 PM
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Maybe you should look at Iceland as an object lesson.

One we desperately need in this country. You're just too blinded by pride to see it.

The lessons of "The Scarlet Ibis" would do thee well.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 8, 12 4:09 PM
Let us take just a second to honor the memory of the brave and gallant men who gave there lives 71 years ago today. God bless you, Some of us still care about the country you flighted and died for... and we thank you for your sacrifice!
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 7, 12 10:16 PM
God Bless them indeed I guess they have proved to truly be the greatest generation, To bad they seemed to fail at raising children
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 8, 12 11:58 AM
Too true Undocumented, too true!
The Scandinavian countries touted as a worker's utopia confiscate over 60% of their citizens's income to pay for all the "free" stuff they so generously redistribute back to them. A true bit of circular logic. The malcontents here are more than welcome to move emmigrate.
ZZ: your graph shows that there is unlimited opportunity for success in our great nation, thanks for pointing that out!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 8, 12 8:08 AM
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I posted a graph?
Dec 8, 12 8:39 AM appended by Mr. Z
And, you do realize that all that loot taking you to French Polynesia was printed out of thin air by Alan Greenspan, distributed to Wall St., flowed sparingly down through the market, and was completely enabled by the U.S. Treasury/Federal Reserve's habit of rewarding failure every time Wall St. drove portfolios into trees, and popped asset bubbles repeatedly. Almost every cent of your fortune exists, because Greenspan consistently rewarded failure. That's where the money came from, in a nutshell.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 8, 12 8:39 AM
You sound like a sick twisted broken record such envy in your words and observations
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 8, 12 11:59 AM
Nah, you're just too ancient, and ingrained in what you believe to think critically anymore.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 8, 12 3:01 PM
(AP) Michelle loses battle to kids and is now responding to student backlash to new school lunch rules by allowing more grains and meat in kids' meals.
Agriculture Secretary told members of Congress in a letter Friday that the department will do away with daily limits of meats and grains. Several lawmakers wrote the department after the new rules went into effect saying kids aren't taking it well and are not getting enough to eat.

By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 8, 12 8:00 PM
Number 1: A calorie restricted diet actually increases longevity.

Number 2: We have a serious obesity epidemic in this country.

How many of these kids complaining are obese to begin with?
How many of these kids are hitting puberty early because of hormones in dairy, and meat products?
How many of these kids eat more crap processed foods, than whole grains, fruits, and vegetables?

You want to slash health care costs? Try proper diet, and exercise.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 9, 12 6:48 PM
All well and good but not for the government to decide
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 9, 12 8:41 PM
The Government is the State. The State is the People.

We, the People have the right to legislate civil behavior.

Just make sure you the People are not too extreme, or self righteous.

You remind me of a petulant toddler not wanting to eat their vegetables.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 10, 12 9:28 PM
Kinda like your boy Barry's quote "You didn't build that">?
I don't have a fortune----yet. What I do have was EARNED, by physical labor. Class envy Z, nothing but class envy. The rich should serve as motivation to better your financial situation, it can be done!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 8, 12 12:51 PM
You use the wrong meaning of the word "fortune", and still quote the President out of context with terminoligy that smacks with racial undertone.

We had decades of fraud, corruption, along with the chicanery which goes with it, and you benefitted from it. Deal with it, or stay in denial. Either way, it's like science. Just because you don't believe it, doesn't make it untrue.
Dec 8, 12 3:05 PM appended by Mr. Z
Oh, and with the money thing, I'll be fine. And you should know well the pay I draw has involved a high degree of physical labor over the years.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 8, 12 3:05 PM
Please... enough with the racial garbage. Have you listened to Chris Rock, Jay Z, Jamie Foxx or are oun Local 84 lately ... SAVE IT and get real!
He is your boy because you defend his failure on a daily basis nothing more nothing less... and WE WILL NOT! stop saying it because you tell us we are being raciest.
The man is a socialist trying to bring the country to its knees. You love his arrogant smirk and class warfare tactics. you see him as your Robin Hood. We just see a narcissist drunk ...more
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 8, 12 8:34 PM
I said "racial undertone". I did not accuse anyone of being an outright bigot. Keep your alarmist, and alleged class warfare ideology all the while the corrupt, and the power brokers are laughing all the way to the bank.

Maybe you're another who needs to look at Iceland, and derive some lessons in patriotism. It would do you well.
Dec 9, 12 6:42 PM appended by Mr. Z
"Not really..." ~ Chris Rock. Have you consulted your local consulate, joe?
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 9, 12 6:42 PM
Michigan supports the Right-to-Work.
Dec 8, 12 7:52 PM appended by They call me
Beep Beep!
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 8, 12 7:52 PM
Se, that's where we disagree ZZ, when you paint ALL the wealthy with your Marxist brush, you lose credibility. One of my billionaire clients started a small business building a componant used in home construction and the business, through HARD WORK became very successful, so successfull in fact that he sold it for over 250 million. He then purchased commercial real estate and turned his 250 into over 1 billion.
Another worked 3 jobs,HARD WORK again, saved enough for a downpayment on a small ...more
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 9, 12 7:51 AM
Well, that's great.

But without the rewarding of failure with rivers of printed cash it never would have been worth anywhere near that amount.

Keep talking about paint brushes, and Communist labels, instead of learning about how money works.
Dec 9, 12 6:38 PM appended by Mr. Z
BTW, don't you have a little more than a twenty year head start around these parts? Seems to me things were alot cheaper for you, than us...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 9, 12 6:38 PM
Welcome to your new reality,
1) You will live in a broom closet.

2) Your job will involve asking "Do you want fries with that?" If you are lucky.

3) You will owe 5 years of your wages in student loans.

Meanwhile, your idol is going on a $4 million vacation in Hawaii while the economy tanks, and the Middle East burns. He despises you. He is laughing at you.

You helped re-elect him.

You deserve it.

Dec 9, 12 8:50 PM appended by They call me
On Saturday Night Live Yesterday, guest host Jamie Foxx told the crowd now in his new movie, Django Unchained, he gets to "kill all the white people ... How GREAT is that?" Foxx, who recently described President Obama as "our Lord and Savior," then launched into a jaw-dropping monologue about the glories of your Boy and how Black he is. What do you think about that?
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 9, 12 8:50 PM
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By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 10, 12 12:57 PM
How cute did Phil go and tell the teacher that Dan was picking on him again
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 10, 12 6:23 PM
Another splenetic Republican, devastated by the colossal failure of his party in the national elections, bleats about disaster now that Americans have repudiated his god.

Wanna bet, though, that they plan on keeping their butts right here is soon-to-be-destroyed America rather than move to one of those countries where initiative has not been annihilated by social welfare (e.g. Somalia.)

Haven't any of these folks heard of psychiatry? There's someone they can PAY to listen to ...more
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Dec 9, 12 9:11 PM
Seems to me your a bit off the mark there Mr. Hat... if anyone in this latest salvo of remarks was "Splenetic" in nature. I seems it was Jamie Foxx curious why you gave him a pass.
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 10, 12 11:34 AM
The same way they turn a blind eye to all the other outrageous hypocritical and Juvenal behavior that comes from the left.

Its like they live in an alternative universe.

HHS lives in a Noble Galaxy called N.P.R. where the
patrician life forms see things from the vantage point of their exalted rank "they see things not as they are but as they should be"
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 10, 12 11:50 AM
"The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world."
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 11, 12 7:39 PM
Friday, a justice has had 'serious questions' about birth certificate
A longstanding eligibility case challenging B.H.O presence in the White House soon could be headed to the state Supreme Court in Alabama, where one justice already in a court filing has questioned the authenticity of O's documentation
The issue is the conflict over the requirements of the U.S. Constitution, which demands, “No Person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the U.S., at the time of the adoption ...more
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 10, 12 10:09 AM
While Obama’s campaign first released a representation of a short-form birth document from Hawaii, and the White House later officially posted online a representation of a long-form certificate, the authenticity of both of those documents has been questioned.
A special Cold Case Posse assembled by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio concluded that the long-form document was a fabricated image built on a computer.
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 10, 12 10:09 AM
You dare question the legitimacy of Barak the Magnificent, peace be upon Him?? Haven't you learned that anything not consisting of adulation and praise for Him is racist in nature?! The party of Compassion has some room in the re-education camp for you.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 10, 12 12:23 PM
Hey, bow to your "Leper Messiah" all you like.

Simply put, you won't find me in your fake cash church.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 10, 12 9:15 PM
And the union's refusal to accept a contract that would allow the company to remain solvent caused them all to lose their jobs.
As to the left's infatuation with the race issue:The race card is all you have, no way to defend your boy's record so deflect deflect deflect.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 11, 12 7:23 AM
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Michigan Legislature gives final approval to right-to-work limiting unions, The forced union dues were once a half billion dollar ATM machine for the Democratic Party's political campaigns. Looks like the free ride is over.If you want to see something really funny, tune in to MSNBC tonight and watch Ed Schultz's head explode! Got my pop corn ready,wanna come over Phil
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 11, 12 4:33 PM
If you think that, you don't understand LBO.

Step 1: Select a target business
Step 2: Apply for large loan in the millions, possibly a billion
Step 3: Receive loan, which is a "new loan" created from cash printed out of the clear blue sky
Step 4: Load target company with debt it can't afford
Step 5: Extract consulting fees and "special dividends" in the millions
Step 6: Declare bankruptcy
Step 7: Repeat

*If you think the Unions did in Hostess, you are ignorant ...more
Dec 11, 12 7:20 PM appended by Mr. Z
It's that nasty little "knew, or should have known", but did nothing to dissent, or protest the rewarding of failure thing, 'cause we're making money and no one will prosecute anyway. We killed the legislation that could, and the kind that might won't be enforced anyway, 'cause we're "paid up" with the right people.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 11, 12 7:20 PM
We need to get rid of Unions and Apple so we can be free again
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 11, 12 7:28 PM
Union Mob Destroys Tent With People Inside
A mob destroyed the Americans For Prosperity tent on the lawn of the Michigan State Capitol during the protest against "Right-To-Work" legislation. While destruction happened, there were people inside the tent and some in the crowd that were armed with knives.
Union animals show their thanks towards fellow Americans by destroying a tent and trying to take away their freedom of speech.

By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 11, 12 7:34 PM
"CBS Detroit reports that police pepper-sprayed a volunteer trying to control the crowd, which was estimated to number as many as 10,000 people. The Times-Herald reports that as State Police responded to shouting protesters by forming a line of mounted officers to push the demonstrators away from the state Capitol steps, the crowd grew even more upset and tore down the tent of the pro- right-to-work group Americans for Prosperity.

“Keep your hands off others people’s stuff,” ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 11, 12 7:45 PM
In related news barack obama continues to suck as president of the USA.
This is how the Left responds to not getting their way. Can you imagine the pandemonium if Obama had lost?

By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 11, 12 7:35 PM
The race card would beplayed ad nauseum

All praise Barak the Magnificent, Peace be upon Him!!!
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 11, 12 8:56 PM
Socialist Ideologue ? thats two words?
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 12, 12 9:22 AM
Lol looks like TCM Spruced up Phil's disrespectful avatar a bit , To funny
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 13, 12 9:05 PM
Your boy has given all these union miscreats a good drink of his homemade cool-aid.
Now they can all line up for their Obama phones and their food stamps while B.H.O goes on his 4 million dollar vacation to Hawaii. Union suckers to be sure!!!

By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 12, 12 12:29 AM
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."

~ John Steinbeck
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 12, 12 7:03 AM
Sounds like you picked the quote designed more for Mice than Men
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 12, 12 9:19 AM
Z: I think Steinbeck was thinking of Snooki when he said that...

"When Jersey Shore ends I'm going to do more spinoffs. If MTV doesn't want them, another network will be, like, 'What does Snooki do now?' or 'Snooki's getting married!' What I'd like is to turn out like Jessica Simpson, with her whole brand. She makes millions. I'm trying to build an empire, because after this I can't get a normal job. I mean, how do I go and sit behind a desk?"

~ Snooki
By Nature (2966), Hampton Bays on Dec 12, 12 10:40 AM
If anyone had a better handle on the "Great Depression", I invite them to challenge Steinbeck. None of you are qualified. End of line.

Steinbeck wrote about men, and people who were deprived of decent conditions by avarice, and greed.

Do you know why the "Tea Party" was like hiring a cheap hooker?

It was only good for one shot...
Dec 12, 12 9:39 PM appended by Mr. Z
Oh, and apparently Snooki thinks she lives in "My Blue Heaven". Unfortunately, she just might...
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 12, 12 9:39 PM
Yep Mr Z, and when the T party is gone we can all live off the fatta the lan.
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 12, 12 10:04 PM
You should try "Cannery Row". It even has a "cathouse".
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 13, 12 9:18 PM
Let me get my Vaseline glove out
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 13, 12 9:23 PM
What I find repugnant yet totally expected is not only did CBS, ABC, NBC,and the NY Slimes all Ignore the outrageously raciest remarks of Jamie Foxx but the Union Violence as as well.
Last night, all the major television networks chose not to show footage of violent union members in Michigan rioting tearing down a tent with women and children in it, or footage of a union member punching reporter Steven Crowder in the face repeatedly for asking a question they did not want asked. This is no ...more
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 12, 12 10:15 PM
"A 'Teabagger', a union member, and a CEO are at a conference table with a dozen Twinkies before them.

The CEO grabs eleven of them, and says to the 'Teabagger': 'Watch out for that Union guy-he wants part of your Twinkie".

~ Unknown
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 13, 12 9:31 PM
Thats cute except union greed put twinkees out of business. So there are none for anyone
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 13, 12 10:03 PM
Far-left activist and singer Harry Belafonte publicly encouraged B.H.O to jail those calling for entitlement reforms.
Belafonte made his statement on the liberal propaganda network MSNBC, along with self-titled civil rights activist and MSNBC host Al Sharpton. It seems Belafonte believes B.H.O. won a mandate in his reelection victory and should be encouraged to jail those who disagree with him and claim political power for himself, like a third world dictator. What a genius this moron is.
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 13, 12 9:11 PM
I've got one even better:

As it turns out, Fox Contributor Steven Crowder assaulted a union member

Contrary to all the buzz circulating around the news media, originating at Fox News, as it turns out, Fox Contributor Steven Crowder started a confrontation earlier this week by assaulting a Michigan union member.

Fox News has been tearing up the airwaves all week with reports and interviews surround what they are characterizing as an unprovoked assault on one of their contributors ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 13, 12 9:26 PM
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That Sir is B.S I watched the uncut video suggest you do the same and you will see what animals these people are
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 13, 12 10:05 PM
I have too agree with UD I watched the whole thing twice and it clearly shows Crowder with his hands up not wanting to engage. It looked like the union bully wanted him to goat him into a fight and someone else possibly Crowders bodyguard finally pushed this little idiot to the ground thats when he broke loose and started swinging at crowder. If you watched this circus this union clowns where out of control, violent, and the clear aggressors from beginning to end.
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 13, 12 10:15 PM
Hey cap I think Phil missed this story of a poor black man getting beat up wonder how that could have happend?

A predominantly white mob calls a black man named Clint Tarver a "n***er" and "Uncle Tom" as they physically demolish his business. This violence is caught on video, the victim has told his story, and plenty of witnesses exist. Moreover, at the same time this incident occurred, we also have photographic and video evidence of more violence allegedly perpetrated by this same group ...more
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 13, 12 10:29 PM
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An "uncut" version of events?

PLEASE refer us to it. I'm not bad at search algorithms, and could find nothing except Crowder's heavily edited footage. All I could find is what appeared to be the man who "assaulted" Crowder getting up from the ground, taking a moment to collect himself before taking a swing. If anything, Crowder's presence and interrogative "style" actually caused problems. He incited anything that happened. He's nothing but a pathetic gloryhound looking to get paid ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 14, 12 6:23 AM
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By local 84 (353), riverhead on Dec 15, 12 12:56 PM
RIIIIIGHT ZZZZ, questioning the union thugs incited the attack, pure bovine excrement, but typical of the left. How about the thugs ripping down the tent and wrecking the hot dog guy's business? I guess he's at fault because he has his own business and isn't a union member. Will the leftists here EVER be able to see the truth about what's going on in the real world? Doubtful and that's the problem. Where's your boy Barry or Jesse Jackson or the "Rev" Al Sharpton and the rest of the race baiting ...more
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 14, 12 7:16 AM
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It's a protest environment. Emotions run high. Some people flow with them, some people incite and exploit for profit.

You're a complete dope if you can't see how manipulation works.

You are the same "man animal" no different than anyone else. Something tells me you've never attended a protest in your entire pathetic life.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 15, 12 12:18 AM
Thats awesome Phil, Come back to look like a hero when you have the same concern for all baby's
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 14, 12 4:01 PM
No sir, Just don't understand your selective concern. Your a creep, You spout off about abortion rights like those lives are irrelevant and then come on here to give your condolences ? I don't get people like you, Sorry.
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 14, 12 4:22 PM
I did not use a tragedy for any purpose what so ever. Just a little hard for us to let you paint yourself as the spokes person for the children.Your at best a hypocrite, but those of use that listen to you on a regular basis know that would not be a strong enough description.
By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 14, 12 5:18 PM
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Forget it U D, His head is hard as a rock. You will never get him to see the hypocrisy in his view points. Just try and ignore him like the rest of us.
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 14, 12 5:29 PM
Give it a rest Phil, Just give it a rest.
These poor people have been through enough today. All they are saying is maybe you should take a moment of introspection and look within. Your views are completely hypocritical. Every week you come here and glorify the murder of baby's for the convenience of the mother... and now you show up today with your pecksniffian stance in reference to the days horrible tragedy.
Go crawl back to the teachers lounge and spare everyone your crazy logic for ...more
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 14, 12 6:54 PM
I care about all children Black, White, Born or still in the womb... not yet even given that chance at that first breath of oxygen. Can you say the same? I do not need a public answer lets just put it away for today its not the time.
Dec 14, 12 7:17 PM appended by joe hampton
If you want to really see someone politicize a tragedy keep your eye on Michael Bloomberg in the next few days
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 14, 12 7:17 PM
You know what?

Today should be a galvanizing moment for our society. It should be the wake-up calls of all wake-up calls. Freedom without rule of law, and regulation is anarchy. Pure, and simple. The sad thing is that in a "pure" anarchy, rules and regulations are not necessary, because in such a state they are not required as people would behave in such a moral and scrupulous manner legislation would not be necessary.

Do we need guns? Unfortuately in a world so uncivilized ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 15, 12 12:28 AM
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Z Have you been watching old episodes of star trek again

AYELBORNE: We have no defenses, Captain, nor are any needed.
KIRK: Gentlemen, I have seen what the Klingons do to planets like yours. They are organized into vast slave labor camps. No freedoms whatsoever. Your goods will be confiscated. Hostages taken and killed, your leaders confined. You'd be far better off on a penal planet. Infinitely better off.
AYELBORNE: Captain, we see that your concern is genuine. We are moved. ...more
Dec 15, 12 10:59 AM appended by joe hampton
"When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns"
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 15, 12 10:59 AM
SERIOUSLY explore early education in critical thinking NOW, anger management NOW, conflict resolution, NOW NOW NOW

LOLLL I am seriously laughing my Azz off, You are freaking hilarious.
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 16, 12 12:27 AM
"When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns"

No **** Sherlock.

Here's a "Star Trek" moment for you. Every gun should have a tracking device that would set off an alarm if it comes within five hundred yards of a school. If you think it couldn't happen, or such a feat accomplished, you need to read more newsletters like GlobalSpec, CR4, and maybe even Scientific American.

As far as the Organians go, we'll never evolve to such a level at the rate we're going.
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 16, 12 2:22 AM
Just a simple question based on what you already know about Phil would you let him have a gun? Please just a Yes or No answer
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 15, 12 12:51 AM
Look at poor Phil there in the corner, "NOBODYS LISTENING TO ME WAAA " why didn't you like' my comment "

Now ~ snivel ~ were going to exploit this tragedy like M.Moore, P.Morgan & M.Bloomberg told us to do last night. Never waste a good crisis, Ed Schultz says: We have a mandate & can take your guns & force our ideology down your throats.
Besides nobody in this country got rich on their own. Nobody Waa. You got a business, You didn't build that. ~ Sniff
Dec 15, 12 12:20 PM appended by They call me
See the lonely man there in the corner, What hes waiting for, I dont know, But he waits everyday now. Hes just waiting for something to show. And nobody knows him, And nobody cares, cos theres no hiding place, Theres no hiding place - for you. Looking everywhere at no one, He sees everything and nothing at all - oh. When he shouts nobody listens, Where he leads no one will go - oh.
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 15, 12 12:20 PM
Of course we all are horrified at the savagery of the attack in Connecticut yesterday. For our own Champion of Abortion to make mention of the murder of innocent children is hypocrisy of the highest order. Sorry Champ, you have proven to be a proponant of murder in the past and have no credibility here.

ZZ: Ss you're defending the union goons' attack on the hot dog vendor and tearing down the tent, violence is the last refuge of the ignorant.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 15, 12 8:56 AM
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By local 84 (353), riverhead on Dec 15, 12 12:46 PM
I'm not defending violence, but I understand every human has their breaking point.

It actually would be interesting to see at what point you would chosse not to "turn the other cheek".

By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 16, 12 2:26 AM
Using this unfathomable tragedy in political debate trivializes those poor children's deaths. Let's save the partisan debate until a decent amount of time has passed.
By highhatsize (4217), East Quogue on Dec 15, 12 12:44 PM
As I said before, we are all horrified at this senseless act of violence, on little, innocent kids for God's sake! Politicizing it by calling for changes to the constitution, the day after the massacre is pitiful , heartless and crass.
That being said Champ, you are being inconsistant when it comes to murder of the innocent. Murder is murder whether by a deranged madman or by contract between a pregnant woman and an abortionist. If you had a conscience you would see that.
By bigfresh (4666), north sea on Dec 16, 12 8:54 AM
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By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 16, 12 7:09 PM
This isn't a political issue it's a human issue. Why do we need guns that can fire 60 rounds in less than a minute. I'm all for the second amendment, but I doubt our founding fathers ever thought of these sub machine guns. We will never stop murder in society, but why make it easier for the crazies of the world. We have 300 million guns in circulation it will not be an easy fix.. It won't be an easy fix when we camp out at Best Buy in the rain and snow to buy our 10 year olds the newest Call to ...more
By chief1 (2800), southampton on Dec 16, 12 7:45 PM
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BEIJING 12/14/12 Guns don't kill people , People kill people!
A man wielding a knife attacked students Friday at a school in central China, 22 children and one adult were the victems, according to state-run media reports.
The attack occurred at the gate of an elementary school in the village of Chengping, in Henan Province. Police arrested the attacker, who they identified as local resident Min Yingjun, 36.
Children as young as six were among those attacked, suffering slashes to the ...more
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 16, 12 8:25 PM
In my personal opinion, Phil, your plea for compassion rings hollow sitting next to your avatar.

The election is over.

Children have died needlessly.

Time to move on?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Dec 17, 12 6:41 AM
The problem is always over here isn't it?

Do you own a mirror?
By PBR (4956), Southampton on Dec 17, 12 7:10 AM
You stand there like some sort of pathetic OZ with your sick little avatar. Do not make demands of me little man. My hart is sick with pain for those children and those parents.But do not think for a minute I will let you and your progresive idols exploit this crisis for your own ideological profit.

Make love not war be parpared for both.
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 16, 12 11:00 PM
Dan I've got to make this quick, I need to get rolling this morning, but knives are one thing. Assault weapons and guns are another. I'm alot like "the Bat", I don't believe military grade weapons should be available to the general public.

The NRA has opined that you should be able to own armor piercing bullets if you are a hunter. WHY? How many animals wear a bulletproof vest?

I'm not saying outlaw guns, but at least blades require work and in the proper hands training and ...more
By Mr. Z (11847), North Sea on Dec 17, 12 4:38 AM
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No guns, free government healthcare, welfare, food stamps, free education, biased media......etc. Sounds like a perfect communist society.

No thank you sounds like the government I grew up in. Give up your guns and next thing you know you will be showing papers at the corner on your drive to the gas station to fill up on $9 a gallon gas

By Undocumented Democrat (2065), southampton on Dec 17, 12 8:59 AM
Funny thing is... I like his new avatar because it is exactly the way I have always pictured him in real life. Its to bad TCM and PBR will be forcing him to change it. Because I think it is very representative of his petulant nature.
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 17, 12 11:26 AM
Lol yea, It reminds me of the old Crazy Eddie commercials from TV
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 17, 12 11:35 AM
No no ... I got a better one Do you remember John Fiedler He was The voice of Piglet in Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, He was always a third rate guest on The Odd Couple and on Bob Newhart he played Mr. Peterson, one of Bob’s regular patients. Fiedler the was perfect up tight nut /psycho...was also in a classic Star Trek episode Wolf in the Fold" where he played, "Hengist Chief Administrator of Argelius II an angry little dude who turned out to embodied the spirit of Jack the Ripper. lol
By joe hampton (3461), south hampton on Dec 17, 12 12:13 PM
OMG thats funny
By They call me (2826), southampton on Dec 17, 12 12:19 PM
Larry Bud Melmann or Les Nessman would also work
By 27dan (2854), Southampton on Dec 17, 12 3:17 PM