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UPDATE: Altschuler Concedes Race To Bishop

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

In Wake of Sandy Hook Massacre, Bishop Says Congress Must Seriously Address Gun Control

Congress will seriously look into this but I have serious doubts that it will go anywhere. Congressman will not want to lose their jobs like they did after Clinton's AWB. I think the sates will enact much tougher laws, not that they will help, Connecticut has the 5th toughest laws in the country." Dec 18, 12 7:05 PM

When you say things like this you seem dumb, which I'm pretty sure you are not. You actually seem pretty intelligent but you can post some foolish things. The gun business loathes tragedies like this. More restrictive laws means less revenue. In the short term, sales will spike as people fear that they will not be able to purchase ammo or guns. In the long run, firearms companies lose money. Phil, I understand what these gun companies do with money and lobbying efforts but to suggest that they desire more mass shootings is ridiculous." Dec 18, 12 7:36 PM

Sandy Hook Tragedy Is Felt At East End Schools

I'm all for preventing these tragedies, but more gun control measures are not the answer. Please stop trying to bait me with loaded questions. It is not an either/or question." Dec 18, 12 7:39 PM

Most people are just scared of guns and think if you ban them, or at least the "dangerous" ones, all will be well. Even people who are otherwise intelligent buy into this. It is just so easy, and then, there you are - you have solved the problem!

Psychologists know that humans greatly over estimate the risk and danger of rare but horrific events and consequently overreact to them. This includes events like mass shootings and plane crashes. This is especially true when those events have a "random" nature which the person who might be affected cannot control. People want control, so the appeal to "do something" is almost irresistible, even if that something is unlikely to succeed.

And we underestimate dangers that are commonplace and not so horrible in their scale. We all face the biggest risk of the day on the drive to work. But does it scare us? Not in the slightest. We are inured to it, and feel, rightly or wrongly, that we can significantly influence what happens to us in the car. Perhaps we can have that influence, but the fact remains that a car ride is one of the most dangerous things we do, statistically. Yet, we have no fear, and fail to do simple things that could mitigate the risk." Dec 18, 12 7:55 PM

Mr Z, the reason no "NRA zealot" has taken them out is because they occur in gun free zones. Only people allowed to have guns are criminals and the crazy.

I do my own research, as do you.

What is your definition of "military grade"?. I can list dozens of weapons that are non military that would have been equally potent as the ones he used. Bolt action hunting rifles,lever action rifles, shotguns, revolvers. Even small caliber .22 rifles( consequently the caliber that might have the most deaths associated with it) Anybody who trains with them can use them for evil. It's is the intent or the actoin that we have to stop, not the tool.

" Dec 18, 12 8:36 PM

Yes, that is probably the reason." Dec 18, 12 8:37 PM

In Wake of Sandy Hook Massacre, Bishop Says Congress Must Seriously Address Gun Control

Phil, you really are way off on this one. The NRA didn't even come out with a statement about this until today, maybe you should go read it.

The gun lobby isn't the only lobby that preys on fear, that is disingenuous." Dec 18, 12 8:41 PM

Sandy Hook Tragedy Is Felt At East End Schools

Banana clips?, really? Just for clarification, they are called magazines, not clips. That is hollywood or uninformed jargon, but that is besides the point. What is reasonable? What would you be ok with people owning?" Dec 18, 12 8:54 PM

In Wake of Sandy Hook Massacre, Bishop Says Congress Must Seriously Address Gun Control

Phil, you are the most divisive poster on this site. Please take it easy on the drama. Where is this fear you suggesting?" Dec 18, 12 9:04 PM

I dont answer BS trap questions. Like I said before, it is not an either/or question that you presented. You love this style of childish debate, making outrageous statements(defense of allowing more tragedies, gun companies loving mass shootings, etc.) and I grow tired of it so I am done responding to you on this topic. You obviously have your mind made up so I won't bother trying to point out the irrationality of your position." Dec 18, 12 9:36 PM

First of all, thanks for being a teacher. This must have hit you especially hard. The reason we argue for mag capacity is because the criminal can get hi-cap mags. Why should we be put in a situation where the intruder clearly has the advantage? Sounds silly but is entirely possible, even probable. It doesn't matter what gun or what mag capacity is, we cannot prevent these types of tragedies through tougher gun laws. CT already had very strict laws and it didn't help. I don't know what could have helped in this situation." Dec 18, 12 9:45 PM

Sandy Hook Tragedy Is Felt At East End Schools

Mr Z, what do you mean by escalation?" Dec 18, 12 9:49 PM

Good point about the pilots Cap. I do think that passengers are more aware as well and would not allow a repeat of 9-11 to occur. I believe the same would hold true if more citizens were armed and trained properly." Dec 18, 12 9:57 PM

I would prefer to see schools fortify their access and security(sad but necessary). I have to be buzzed into my kid's school but the front doors are made mostly out of unfortified glass, would be easy to smash and enter. Don't know how I feel about arming teachers, even if they volunteered for it. It is kind of unprecedented. I have studied enough on the subject of gun control over the years to feel certain that tougher laws will have little impact. You can't legislate morality or personal responsibility." Dec 18, 12 10:12 PM

In Wake of Sandy Hook Massacre, Bishop Says Congress Must Seriously Address Gun Control

SHNative, get a clue. Automatic weapons are already banned. Semi-automatic weapons are marginally faster than their predecessors. Caliber or bullet type are much more important factors.

Bishop wouldn't know a stand if someone threw lemonade in his face." Dec 18, 12 10:38 PM

SHNative, you need more education(practical if possible) and less emotion." Dec 19, 12 7:12 PM

Sandy Hook Tragedy Is Felt At East End Schools

Personal protection from criminals and crazies, nothing more." Dec 19, 12 7:14 PM

In Wake of Sandy Hook Massacre, Bishop Says Congress Must Seriously Address Gun Control

Do your research, neither worked to lower violence. Numbers manipulation" Dec 19, 12 7:19 PM

It would not have been banned even if the AWB didn't expire. Get your info straight dd." Dec 19, 12 7:23 PM

Hey WH, where did I say it wasn't fast enough? You need better reading comprehension and less emotion, tool." Dec 19, 12 7:25 PM

Not even close to 100%. Discussing topics on this site is an exercise in futility. " Dec 19, 12 10:34 PM

That's just it SHNative, he didn't have a right a possess a firearm, in fact he was denied one. He stole them from his mother, who in an act of total irresponsibility, left the guns in an unsecured state with a child who was mentally unfit.( and once again, it was not an automatic weapon that he had)" Dec 20, 12 11:11 AM

Mr Z, where does it say being in a militia is required? I don't see it and don't see how you could speculate that that was what they meant? They wanted citizens to be able to have guns in case a militia needed to be formed. Doesn't say that either, I know, but my guess is as good as yours. We can keep trying to speculate on what they meant, but the bottom line is that SCOTUS has already made their ruling and I doubt that is ever going to change." Dec 20, 12 6:05 PM

Good post Nature." Dec 20, 12 6:06 PM

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