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Bishop And Altschuler Debate In Bridgehampton, Focus On Economy

Hey Phil, what does it mean when a poor to middling candidate beats Obama? While your at it, what has Obama been so forthcoming about? He has accomplished very little after all of his promises. " Oct 27, 12 9:27 PM

What load. To suggest that the Republicans have gone out of their way to block Obasm. I'm sure you know that Obama’s “gestures of compromise and bipartisanship” included Democratic use of the budgetary-reconciliation process to short-circuit the Senate’s filibuster rules and hot wire Obamacare into law, over unanimous GOP opposition. “Compromise” included Obama telling the GOP “I won” early in his presidency, signaling that he, then–House speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senate majority leader Harry Reid would do whatever they wished, Republicans be damned. Obama did not “pretty much go it alone” because the GOP would not cooperate. He did so because, for Obama’s first two years, Pelosi passed what she wanted to pass, and Reid ran the Senate as he and other Democrats bloody pleased. Obama got a whole lot of his agenda enacted under Democratic control of the White House and Congress: an $833 billion “stimulus,” Cash for Clunkers, housing bailouts, green-energy boondoggles, Dodd-Frank, Obamacare, during the “lame duck” session after the Tea Party helped Republicans secure the House of Representatives in November 2010." Oct 27, 12 9:33 PM

The only point you mentioned that is noteworthy is the repealing of "don't ask , don't tell". Obamacare is a potential anchor that will pull down the economy(well, not after it gets repealed), there is no proof the stimulus was anything more than a band aid, a rather expensive one, Dood- Frank, I can' t believe you would actually take credit for that, Shouldn't have been in Irag in the first place so that is a no brainer, Afganistan is still ongoing so hard to say how history wil judge it, Recaptilized the banks, really? What did they do with money? They certainly didn't lend it, which was the intent. They invested it and made a killing. Net result for John Q taxpayer - almost nill. OBL, wow that was a hard choice to make for POTUS. How much was done in advance of that for him to take credit for it? Let's face it, he hasn't done enough to be re-elected and he won't be. Sorry Phil" Oct 27, 12 11:30 PM

I'm plenty educated Phil, thanks. Keep insulting, it does nothing." Oct 27, 12 11:32 PM

Which program are you referring to, SS? " Oct 28, 12 9:30 AM

Testify Joe!!!!!" Oct 30, 12 8:58 PM

UPDATE: FEMA Gas Relief Arrives In Hampton Bays

This is why big government is a failure. They really aren't helping and if citizens didn't more for themselves and relied less on the gov't we would all be better off. My buddy is state trooper and their generator at the barracks broke down. FEMA was staged right next door but couldn't loan them a genny until all the proper paperwork was filled out and processed. Is this effective, streamlined government? Phil asks if this the conservative way. Well, I am conservative and I was more than prepared. I will not wait for the government to come to my rescue. I wanted for nothing and had so much stockpiled that I was able to help out many of my neighbors that were caught unprepared. Stop waiting for the cavalry peeps, learn to take care of yourself." Nov 3, 12 12:30 PM

Got it PBR, good point. You have a good weekend as well." Nov 3, 12 2:49 PM

Have you looked around lately. Point out to me how our gov't is excelling, especially considering how much time they had to prepare for this? Your ramble isn't even cohenrent. Comparing now to 1780, what?" Nov 4, 12 8:33 PM

BS Phil, I know many, many people of limited means who were mor than prepared for this crisis. As usual you can KMA." Nov 4, 12 8:35 PM

I think that by Wednesday, gas should be flowing as it did before the storm. If you can wait, stay off of those ridiculous lines. Hang in there, hopefully we get back to a sense of normalcy soon. Then we can concentrate on rebuilding." Nov 4, 12 8:38 PM

A generator or extra gas is frivolous? Or am I also guilty of putting words into your mouth? " Nov 4, 12 8:42 PM

Double pay wouldn't be enough for what they have to put up with. People can get real nasty on those lines." Nov 4, 12 8:43 PM

Thanks Cap, some will never rise above making excuses for the laziness of others. " Nov 4, 12 8:47 PM

Z - yes it has. Give these workers some credit. They are putting up with some vicious mob mentality. I know I would not want to be working there right now." Nov 5, 12 7:24 PM

Just checked the Shell station in HB. Line is down Montauk and wrapping around Gravel Hill." Nov 5, 12 7:26 PM

Just got back from Hess in Quogue. The line was long( approx. 45 cars) but it went very quickly( about 20 min). As I was leaving a tanker was pulling in so they should have gas for awhile. " Nov 5, 12 10:03 PM

Gregor Suspends Leaf Bagging In Southampton Town

Smart move" Nov 6, 12 3:22 PM

UPDATE: FEMA Gas Relief Arrives In Hampton Bays

Blah, blah, blah, Phil." Nov 6, 12 4:40 PM

UPDATE: LIPA Says It's On Track For 90 Percent Restored By Wednesday

Not sure but I think we may be one of the only countries that has a majority of it's power line above ground." Nov 6, 12 4:44 PM

UPDATE: Altschuler Concedes Race To Bishop

Leon, are you kidding? Look, we lost but there is no need to throw in the towel. The Conservative party had better take a good look at itself because if we couldn't win now, we probably never will. Changes need to be made or we are screwed. We also have to find a way to work together. It is what it is. We cannot afford stand offs and pissing contests for the next four years. Our elected officials are going to have to learn to work together for what's in the best interest of the country, not the party. Probably won't happen though." Nov 7, 12 11:48 AM

Hey Phil, I hope you have a little bit of that crow left for me:) What a long night. How could I have been so wrong about the outcome? Learning experience for sure." Nov 7, 12 5:19 PM

I appreciate that Phil because I have been less than cordial with you. I hope I would be as gracious in victory. Taking a beating forces one to reevaluate there approach. I'm not saying that my positions will change but I am going to make an effort to be less confrontational about it." Nov 7, 12 5:38 PM

Enjoy the warmth Joe. Chat with ya when you get back." Nov 8, 12 6:23 PM

Long Island Officials Implement Odd-Even Gas Rationing

I am interested to see how it works, could be a good idea. " Nov 8, 12 6:25 PM

Cap, uncalled for man, haha. PBR was just pointing out te obvious, no need to get excited." Nov 8, 12 9:55 PM

UPDATE: Altschuler Concedes Race To Bishop

Billions spent on both sides I think PBR. What is clear to me after this election is that the R party is out of touch with the people of this nation. Minorities and women are not going to be marginalized.

Phil, I would not be surprised if Congress continues to block. The contempt on both sides seems to be in full effect and currently I am not hopeful. My eyes are starting to open, maybe others will as well. We will see." Nov 8, 12 10:05 PM

I am a huge fan of Reagan. Perhaps we as conservatives can try to remember that he got things done by compromising. Few Presidents did it as much as he did. He was also the POTUS that granted amnesty to illegal immigrants. We MUST change our stance on immigration and on women's rights if we are to have any chance in future elections. We are doomed as a party if we do not. The writing is clearly on the wall.

Phil, I haven't often said that show me a good loser and I will show you a loser but I realize that my party needs to change. To stay the same will result, in well, the same." Nov 10, 12 1:06 AM

Just because you aren't educated doesn't mean you aren't smart. Nahm sayin?" Nov 10, 12 1:10 AM

I agree. I don't ever remember a time in my life where my perspective or attitude has changed so quickly. It is time for change or we can keep banging our heads against the wall. The pols need to hear that we demand that they work together on this mess. Business as usual is not going to cut it. While I am not hopeful that Obama's policies are going to help, I will be the first one to admit I was wrong if they do." Nov 10, 12 12:20 PM

Haha, I see it i business as usual here.

Both sides are going to need to show that they are willing to change, not talk about it but actually show that they are willing to change, however small the example is. When I see that I will have some hope that we can start to get out of the hole that we have dug for ourselves. " Nov 11, 12 4:34 PM

As much as I hate to admit it, this post is about spot on. I know that we are going to be slow to change but the slower we act, the farther away we will get from what we want. Look, I know something about being a sore loser. I have always hated losing and it has motivated me to get to where I am today. We cannot afford to let this loss back us into a position of spite. It will undo us. I am not suggesting that we become spineless jellyfish but it is insanity to think that we are going to heal this country by running the same playbook." Nov 12, 12 12:22 AM

Flooded Houses Must Be Inspected Before Power Is Restored, Southampton Town Officials Say

Hey Chief, how long was your power out? These people feel like they are at the end of their rope and as usual, gov't just gets in the way. Surprising that has to be pointed out to you. I understand the need for precaution, but let's not call them whiners." Nov 12, 12 9:00 PM

UPDATE: Altschuler Concedes Race To Bishop

Jindal is on the money" Nov 13, 12 8:49 PM

Odd-Even Gas Rationing Ends After A Week

hahaha" Nov 16, 12 4:10 PM

Bishop Looks Ahead Into New Term

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 against my own and try to figure out which way is up." Nov 20, 12 11:09 PM

Bumped into Tim Bishop today at Disney's Magic Kingdom. Enjoying a little family time." Nov 21, 12 5:45 PM

That stings Phil:)" Nov 21, 12 6:14 PM

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!!" Nov 22, 12 4:02 PM

Yes, staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Kids love the savannah view." 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 less patient. Overall, we have had a great time. I love Epcot. We ate at Chefs de France for the first time and were very impressed with both the food and the service. I am definitely ready to go home:)

UD, will take a raincheck on that drink. Think I'm gonna pass out tonight, flight home tomorrow morning." Nov 23, 12 4:08 PM

Southampton School District Officials Do Away With Val And Sal

Ridiculous concept and surprised so many are defending it. " Dec 4, 12 8:26 PM

Attorney Pleads Guilty To Quogue Hit-And-Run Charges

Bill's wife, you have my admiration." Dec 7, 12 7:42 PM

Goose Found In Noyac Shot With Arrow; $1,000 Reward Offered For Information Leading to Arrest, Conviction

Richard, shame on you for posting something so foolish." Dec 10, 12 10:00 PM

Sandy Hook Tragedy Is Felt At East End Schools

Turkey Bridge, you are wrong to think that more gun control is the answer to this problem. How did it go with prohibition, or how about the war on drugs? They can't enforce the laws already on the books and you want more. Typical knee jerk reaction to a tragedy that brought us things like the Patriot Act and the TSA. Gun control on a federal level will go nowhere, despite your ideas of Obama using EO. This isn't a gun control problem. The kid was crazy and his mother allowed him access to firearms." Dec 17, 12 3:56 PM

Oh and it's not political cowardice, it's political survival." Dec 17, 12 3:57 PM

Barrister's Restaurant To Close After 34 Years In Southampton Village

I thought Barristers was too big to fail." Dec 17, 12 4:13 PM

Sandy Hook Tragedy Is Felt At East End Schools

Violence problem, not gun problem IMO. I wonder how many of those 8,000 were murdered by criminals with illegally obtained weapons. I would guess a very high percentage. How many were murdered in areas where they were not able to carry a firearm to protect themselves? " Dec 17, 12 5:13 PM

Respectfully, it is not. Do you know how many law abiding citizens own guns without issue? You can't prevent crazy by gun legislation." Dec 17, 12 10:54 PM

No, but level playing field does." Dec 17, 12 10:55 PM

You're right Phil, what was mom doing making her guns accessible to a child that was dangerous. I blame her. I own guns. All are locked up at all times." Dec 17, 12 10:58 PM

Haha and luckily for you we have the 1st amendment, j/k." Dec 17, 12 11:00 PM

Not accurate Mr Z. There is no evidence to suggest that the 1996 Australian gun legislation had any effect on violent crime and the same holds true for England." Dec 18, 12 2:30 PM

pstevens, you do realize that the creation of the second amendment had nothing to do with hunting, right? It was so we could protect ourselves from a tyrannical gov't.

" Dec 18, 12 2:36 PM

I thought I already did?" Dec 18, 12 2:36 PM

Mr Z - A 2008 study on the effects of the firearm buybacks by Wang-Sheng Lee and Sandy Suardi of Melbourne University's Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research studied the data and concluded, "Despite the fact that several researchers using the same data have examined the impact of the NFA on firearm deaths, a consensus does not appear to have been reached. In this paper, we re-analyze the same data on firearm deaths used in previous research, using tests for unknown structural breaks as a means to identifying impacts of the NFA. The results of these tests suggest that the NFA did not have any large effects on reducing firearm homicide or suicide rates" Dec 18, 12 2:41 PM

Is it any surprise that these cowards go on shooting sprees in "gun free zones"?" Dec 18, 12 2:45 PM

Not by definition Phil but I understand your point. This was horrendous; worst tragedy of my lifetime, but we don't make ourselves any safer by stripping us of more of our rights. We let our guard down after 9-11 and got the Patriot Act as a result. We need to be unemotional and try to figure out a way to make people safer. I just don't agree that taking away or limiting guns achieves that without putting law abiding citizens at greater risk." Dec 18, 12 5:58 PM

pstevens, we can do lots of illegal things if we know what we are doing. oh, and a large percentage of modern firearms are semi auto. Doesn't make them any more or less dangerous." Dec 18, 12 6:02 PM

Phil, please. Now you are being irrational. Should someone take away my car because some moron doesn't have the common sense to call a taxi when he has to much to drink? Gun Control does not work. Stop trying to act like you are the smartest person on the board." Dec 18, 12 7:01 PM

No, people should fight for their rights." Dec 18, 12 7:02 PM

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