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President Donald Trump To Fly Into Gabreski Airport On Friday

Mr. President, Best of luck with your fundraising event here on Long Island’s beautiful East End. All of your loyal supporters in New York State’s 1st Congressional District stand behind you and are looking forward to a Republican victory in the upcoming 2018 midterms. Thank you for the personal sacrifices you’ve made for us and for our nation. Let’s keep on keeping America great." Aug 16, 18 7:37 PM

Lee Zeldin Declines Invitation To Forum On Morality Organized By Local Interfaith Clergy Group

The most dangerous bigotry I see now is the bigotry that people have towards each other, based not on their skin color, but the color of their party. Doesn’t mixing red and blue make a more interesting shade of violet? Think about it. " Aug 16, 18 8:41 PM

UPDATE: President Trump Arrives In Southampton

A question for this group:
If an administration of ours were to support a neighboring country’s immigration policy with the following criteria would you defend or denounce the administration?

Mandated separation of noncriminal children over age 12 from noncriminal parents each to be detained in same or separate detention facility, some facilities not accommodating children over age 12 resulting in different facility.
Mandated separation of noncriminal husbands from noncriminal wives each to be detained in same detention facility.
Discretionary separation of noncriminal children under age 12 from noncriminal parent each to be detained in same detention facility.
Immigration policy of neighboring country drafted by US excluding detention policies derived from laws of neighboring country.
Funding of neighboring country’s immigration program whether in whole or in part by US, leaning more towards in whole.
The enforcement of neighboring country’s immigration policy, in part, including active involvement of DHS and its employees enforcing immigration within boundaries of neighboring country including but not limited to manning checkpoints, providing training, managing and overseeing operations, and apprehending illegal immigrants." Aug 18, 18 8:45 PM

The administration described is Obama’s and the country is Mexico. Would liberals and the media decry their Deporter in Chief’s complicity with other nations’ policies that closely mirrored policies of the Trump administration? Probably not." Aug 19, 18 9:12 AM

Since Fred appears to be moderating the commentary, my question to Fred is, would you denounce, support, or be outraged by an administration’s complicity in separation of families beyond the United States borders if the criteria I stated were substantiated and accurate? " Aug 19, 18 2:05 PM

July 10, 2014
Senate Committee Written testimony of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson US Secretary of Homeland Security under the “OBAMA” administration:

Our message is clear to those who try to illegally cross our borders: you will be sent back home. We have already added resources to expedite the removal, WITHOUT A HEARING BEFORE AN IMMIGRATION JUDGE, of adults who come from these three countries (Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras)...
" Aug 21, 18 8:43 PM

President Donald Trump To Fly Into Gabreski Airport On Friday

Senate Review of
the Department of Homeland Security’s Missions and Performance:

The Department consistently has not enforced the nation’s immigration laws. Immigration experts, including some former DHS officials, point out that a person living in the United States illegally faces an extremely slim chance of facing consequences for violating federal immigration laws. Although DHS instituted a policy to focus its law enforcement and removal efforts on criminal aliens, the Department has even failed to ensure that criminal aliens are detained or removed from the country, putting public safety at risk. The recent announcement to end the Secure Communities program and replace it with a new initiative suggests a further shift away from immigration enforcement, including enforcement related to criminal aliens. The Department’s lax approach to immigration law enforcement, and broad applications of prosecutorial discretion with regard to enforcing immigration laws also exacerbates DHS’s challenge securing the border. Rather than deterring illegal immigration, lax immigration enforcement creates an expectation that people entering the nation illegally or violating the terms of their visa will be allowed to stay, facing no consequences." Aug 27, 18 11:16 AM

SDG, Working in the administration and human resource end of things in a business segment that’s been hit particularly hard with undocumented labor, you pretty much nailed it. We get a pretty good idea how competitors operate with their illegal hiring and employment practices when interviewing new hires, many of the businesses are operating pretty much as you described. We implemented e-verify in 2014 after having receiving notices from SSA of #’s not matching for several employees. The use of false instruments is widespread, yet is often easily recognizable, but some do go undetected. So far it’s been effective for us. Although we rarely outsource to independents, we only work with contractors who have implemented e-verify as well. Businesses that utilize undocumented labor have created unfair competition and we’ve seen many smaller businesses shuttered over the years with reduced quality of life as you mentioned, particularly with skilled independent tradespersons. I hoped that we would have seen increased local enforcement against businesses with the new administration rather than targeting immigrants with only minor infractions. I agree that the root of the problem are businesses. They are the ones who laid out the welcome mat. Those business owners would look cute in shackles as they’re being escorted onto the buses. Trump wants to give America back to the American and law abiding legal residents. I hope he can accomplish this. Our business team supports Trump, a large part of our team being Latino immigrant citizens who voted for him and non voting resident immigrants as well.
MAGA" Aug 29, 18 11:57 AM

Lyndon B. Johnson, Democrat, his approval rating was the same as Clinton’s, so were his affairs:

“By many accounts Lyndon Johnson was not a nice man. He is described by many people as bullying and domineering, and his style of interpersonal relations that he used to intimidate people was called "the Johnson treatment" or simply "the treatment". Johnson could be very personable style, especially when it came to dealing with women. In 1982, a woman named Madeleine Brown held a news conference held at the Dallas Press Club, at which she claimed that she was Johnson’s mistress for 21 years. Brown said that Johnson set her up in a two-bedroom home with a maid and gave her credit cards and cars. She also described Johnson as “kinky” and said that their meetings would generally last around 30 minutes.”

“”He once bragged that he’d “had more women by accident than Kennedy ever had on purpose.” When Johnson became President, he continued to cheat on his wife, even in the White House. Once, after Lady Bird walked in on her husband having sex with one of his secretaries on a sofa in the Oval Office, an angry Johnson ordered the Secret Service to install a buzzer system to alert the President whenever his wife was close by. This incident occurred just months after he took office. A former Secret Service agent said, "if we saw Lad Bird heading for the elevator or stairs, we were to ring the buzzer." “
Article entitled “Presidents Behaving Badly: Lyndon Johnson's Extramarital Affairs” author anon...just like CNN...anon" Aug 31, 18 4:13 PM

Always a double standard, the left seeming to forget the 1996 United States campaign finance controversy involving efforts by the People's Republic of China to influence domestic American politics prior to and during the Clinton administration and also involved the fund-raising practices of the administration itself. In July 1998, the Justice Department's campaign finance task force head, Charles La Bella, sent a report to Janet Reno also recommending she seek an independent counsel to investigate alleged fund-raising abuses by Democratic party officials." Additionally, La Bella stated: "If these allegations involved anyone OTHER THAN the president, vice president, senior White House or DNC and Clinton-Gore '96 officials, an appropriate investigation would have commenced months ago without hesitation."
A CNN/Time poll taken in May 1998 found 58 percent of Americans felt an independent counsel should have been appointed to investigate the controversy. Thirty-three percent were opposed. The same poll found that 47 percent of Americans believed a quid pro quo existed between the Clinton administration and the PRC government.
The left also tends to forget about the Clinton’s-Gore finance probe involving financier Franklin Haney, a longtime friend of Gore and the controversy surrounding it." Sep 1, 18 2:15 PM

CNN “Fake News” or “Real News” ?

CNN sued by St. Mary's doctor over child death rate report
by CBS12 Web team
Tuesday, February 16th 2016

CNN Still Suffering From Legal Fallout Over Tailwind

CNN Apologizes When Wikileaks Threatens Defamation Lawsuit After Commentator Calls Founder A “Pedophile”

CNN, Time Sued For $100M
(JUN 2, 1999 11:40 PM EDT U.S.

Vet sues CNN over report on Vietnam
(Las Vegas Sun, Greg Tuttle
Thu, Jun 1, 2000)

CNN Found Guilty In Lawsuit, $30M Penalty Advances For Knowingly Publishing Fake News Hit Job
(Conservative Daily Post, Layla Velasquez, PUBLISHED: 11:29 PM 28 FEB 2017)

Lawsuit Filed Over CNN's Tailwind Story
N E W  Y O R K)

Ex-Green Beret Sues CNN
Thu., Aug. 6, 1998)

Appeals Court Lets Producer Sue CNN on Bias Charge (Courthouse News Service, by Rebeca Kearhn)
" Sep 5, 18 7:04 PM

You can add Fox News to the list too. They’re also guilty. Just making a point that it does exist on all fronts. " Sep 5, 18 7:22 PM

Kaepernick was quoted as saying “You have Hillary, who's called black teens or black kids 'superpredators.' You have Donald Trump, who's openly racist," Kaepernick said, per Richardson. "We have a presidential candidate who has deleted emails and done things illegally. ... That doesn't make sense to me because if that was any other person, you'd be in prison. So what is this country really standing for?"" Sep 6, 18 10:28 PM

Here’s one for you, CNN article “Most say race relations worsened under Obama, poll finds”
By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
Updated 11:01 PM EDT, Wed October 05, 2016" Sep 7, 18 9:22 AM

The Commander in Chief is ultimately responsible for anything under his watch. Obama did nothing personally to hinder or divide. He earnestly attempted to improve race relations on all fronts, however the consensus’ perceptions seem to be otherwise which is reflected in the polling. Polling questions are often closed ended without providing reasons why, and provide little substantiation as do some of the comments. I can understand your wanting to press an individual to substantiate a normative statement which is often nothing more than a closed ended value judgement.
" Sep 7, 18 11:28 AM

Blue Duck Bakery Cafe In Southampton, The Original Location, To Close Doors On Saturday

Sorry to hear this but I suppose it’s better Mr. Gurrera owning the building than one of the previous listed owners who was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for a tax evasion scheme involving undocumented workers according to Newsday article “Hamptons Contractor Sentenced for Scam Involving Undocumented Workers”, by Robert E. Kessler, February 10, 2010. " Sep 11, 18 6:12 AM

President Donald Trump To Fly Into Gabreski Airport On Friday

HHS’ psychopathic pronouncement weeks before the 2016 election:

“We can all look forward with abiding enjoyment to Right-Wing "weeping and gnashing of teeth" becoming melodically louder and louder - - - and climaxing on Nov. 8 with an epochal Republican loss that will be, to the rational, like being stage front at "Desert Trip 2016".

....weeping and gnashing of whose teeth?....
" Sep 16, 18 9:25 AM

Too bad we’re not an Islamic nation. If in Saudi Arabia, Christine Blasey Ford would have been flogged and jailed just for being alone in the company of a non-related male due to sex segregation laws. " Sep 18, 18 4:45 PM

It’s not preferable to me Fore. Ivanka has the better idea to “cut bait”. Throughout history there have been 37 Supreme Court nominations that didn’t result in appointments. As George H.W. Bush said in 1991 with the Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill hearings, “This is an ugly process and one can see clearly why so many good people elect to stay out of public life.”" Sep 19, 18 5:55 AM

It’s a clever “attention getter” by the left for DeVos’ rolling back of Obama’s title IX guidelines on handing of sexual misconduct in educational settings. " Sep 23, 18 6:47 PM

Community Members Urge Southampton Town To Consider Legislation Limiting Local Police From Communicating With ICE, Honoring Warrants

Possibly from Nelly Amaya in the article if she wins the lawsuit against Ballyshear LLC and other named defendants." Sep 26, 18 7:39 PM

President Donald Trump To Fly Into Gabreski Airport On Friday

Paid in full and then some...the Help Christine Blasey Ford Gofundme page is currently at $473,622 of its $150,000 goal. " Sep 28, 18 8:46 AM

Having attended two universities in the 1980s and early 1990s, incidents similar to Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations were all too commonplace both on and off campus. Nearly 25% of all female students at my almae matres were victims of sexual assault by today’s standards. The terms acquaintance, date, or campus rape hadn’t even been coined in my earlier college years. Many male alumni of mine are current elected officials, and a few of them would be guilty of similar offenses. Maybe I’ll get together with my sorority sisters and prepare letters to raise inquiry against Democrat incumbents just before Midterms, to even things out and to shake things up a bit. I now feel it’s my civic duty to do so.
" Sep 28, 18 9:32 AM

Community Members Urge Southampton Town To Consider Legislation Limiting Local Police From Communicating With ICE, Honoring Warrants

Below is an excerpt by two former Suffolk County Democratic elected officials:
“The proliferation of illegal immigrants is threatening the basic harmony and quality of life in the suburbs of Long Island. Illegal immigrants are hurting the county’s economy by driving down wages that would otherwise be paid to legal residents, immigrants or not. Illegal immigrants are driving up costs for schools, hospitals, jails, courts and the police, and Suffolk taxpayers are unnecessarily footing the bill. Government has failed to address the problems of illegal immigration or to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants, and local governments must take up the slack. The policy of having county police officers look into the legal residency of anyone arrested and having them check the names against a federal database of illegal immigrants results in a dramatic increase in the number of illegal immigrants turned over for deportation. The aim of all these measures is to protect residents who do not want to see their neighborhood turned upside down. The problems of rising taxes and illegal immigration are two sides of the same coin, and illegal immigrants are warned, you better beware.”
Source: New York Times , “Suffolk Plans a Crackdown on Laborers There Illegally” By Corey KIlgannon, March 1, 2007" Sep 29, 18 7:19 AM

If you google and read the following article it might explain a little about the girl you mentioned and some of the reasons for her unhappiness, including details on discrimination related work injuries. She did have a good job, earning $70,000, and paid taxes. Much of her unhappiness is the result of Title VII violations. There might even be a Go Fund Me page that Minerva Perez set up to cover her medical expenses in the event anyone here wishes to make a contribution.

New York Post
The Help Got Down and Dirty at Bloomberg’s $20M Estate: ex-maid" Oct 1, 18 6:13 AM

Raymond Herrera was a dreamer too, a dream turned nightmare for many.

“My name is Raymond Herrera, I am an American Carpenter and also an American General Contractor, out of work and out of business in America's booming construction industry.

As an American tradesman, 34 years experience as a carpenter, a licensed General Contractor in Arizona and California, both failed business ventures due to the lack of American tradesmen, not for the lack of work in America.

They failed not because I lacked trade skills, a strong work ethic, business knowledge, or the lack of work in America's construction industry. Rather they failed because of Illegal Immigration and the Immoral American Developers and Contractors, who hire vast numbers of Illegal Mexican Immigrants rather than their fellow American workers. 

The hiring practice of these American Developers and Contractors, the unabated invasion of illegal Mexican Immigrants have destroyed The American Tradesmen, the American Contractor and The American Dream for their American families.”

The American Contractors and Tradesman Coalition
" Oct 2, 18 8:23 AM

The lives of our partners, staff, and others alike were at one time better than we’d hoped, highly lucrative, free time for personal and family enjoyment, always energized, and never tired. Economic externalities imposed on business due to illegal immigration aren’t shortcomings and actions to compensate are limited." Oct 2, 18 10:01 AM

Getting back to with my answer to your question about businesses benefiting from cheap labor.
No doubt they do. Take Asplundh for example. They employed thousands of illegal aliens, the bulk of their contracts being public works projects, with annual revenues tipping $4 billion. They were able to undercut and knock out their competition through illegal and unfair trade practices, monopolizing geographical markets in many instances. In 2017 they were hit up with a $95 million dollar fine for illegal hiring practices, the largest ever-fine for an immigration violation.

The following quote pretty much sums things up:

“By using undocumented workers, the company could offer them less pay and no benefits. By doing this, they lowered their overhead and were able to undercut their competitors’ pricing, thereby hurting the livelihoods of those companies (and their employees) who abided by the law. They shut out legal immigrants from opportunities that they deserved. And please, don’t blame a workforce shortage. There are many out there who would do the work if compensation was fair. But how to raise wages when companies like Asplundh (and their corrupt executives) keep them depressed by employing undocumented aliens?
Everyone knows that the immigration problem in this country needs better laws and more clarity. Everyone appreciates the value of immigrants and are grateful for the opportunities that America provided to their ancestors who migrated here. Unfortunately, some prefer taking harsh measures like deporting entire families and taking the chance away from “dreamers” to make a difference. But more unfortunate is the behavior of companies like Asplundh, which make it much more difficult for those who sympathize with the plight of illegal immigrants to fight on their behalf.”
(How a Willow Grove Business Made Trump Look Very Smart About Immigration by Gene Marks, 10/2/2017, Philadelphia Magazine)
" Oct 3, 18 6:22 PM

Southampton School District To Officially Honor Indigenous Peoples' Day This Year

Aside from one archived report by Columbus’ chief political rival, Francisco Bobadilla, is there any other evidence to corroborate the claims made against Columbus? " Oct 7, 18 1:19 PM

Thank you. " Oct 7, 18 2:01 PM

NY Times Poll: Zeldin Leads Gershon, 49-41, In Upcoming Congressional Race

Voice your opposition to the Peaceful Communities Protection Act presented to the Southampton Town Board by OLA. This would codify a policy of noncooperation between the town Police Department and the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. 
Perry Gershon endorses noncooperation as well.
#Vote(R)" Oct 14, 18 5:55 AM

Gershon claimed that Lee planted what he described as a “phony story” about his oil and gas investments and that Lee didn’t understand what an infrastructure investment was. The infrastructure Gershon supports is in fact LOOP. Gershon is a hypocrite and his interests are not in alignment with his statements on fossil fuels, clean air, and coastal concerns. " Oct 14, 18 7:55 AM

Zeldin, Gershon And The Two Issues That Are Defining 2018

The Obama administration, under its stealthy border externalization program, was complicit in the separation of more children and family units than Trump ever did. The separations occurred at Siglo XXI detention facility with direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection involvement, CBP presence at Siglo XXI, and was funded by the US. Want sources FBHBG? I have plenty of them and they’re not from Breitbart or Fox News. Dig deep and you will find.
" Oct 31, 18 9:25 PM

Zeldin, Gershon Spar, Parry In Home Stretch Of Campaign

Mets Fan, It’s not that they can’t get people to do the work, many employers don’t want to pay legal payroll overhead, seeking out illegal labor to increase their bottom lines. Legal payroll overhead adds as much as 40% onto the cost of conducting “legitimate” business which includes paying Worker’s comp, SUI, liability insurance, and employer’s share of FICA/Medicare contributions. I know many highly skilled artisan contractors and tradespeople, as well as laborers, who work circles around the unskilled illegals in both quality and productivity and gladly do the crap jobs that you claim nobody wants to do. I see a lot of talented blue collar Americans scratching around for work, picking up odd jobs whenever they can just to sustain, even in our current economy. Try going to the Southampton Chase drive through at dusk on Fridays. It’s worse than the 7-11. There you will see the labor whores withdrawing and handing out cash to the illegal hoards standing along the roadside. Are you familiar with the term money laundering? It’s disgusting. " Nov 2, 18 10:58 AM

June Bug, I am in total agreement with you. I made the suggestion in a prior comment that illegal immigrants are the exploited victims, yet reviled. Cause and effect need to be defined, illegal immigrants not being the cause, the cause being persistently overlooked. I agree that we would not be having this debate if as much attention were given to the cause as is given to the more often “demonization” of the illegal immigrant, particularly under this administration." Nov 2, 18 11:59 AM

Zeldin Wins Election To Third Term, But Democrats See Other Victories

They did publicize it, showing the video on Fox News where one member chanted mail bomb. The video can be found @ the Washington Times, “Stephen Colbert: Antifa mob at Tucker Carlson's house showed 'monstrous cowardice”" Nov 8, 18 9:48 PM

UPDATE: Lee Zeldin Defeats Perry Gershon In 1st District Congressional Race

They also crossed the line and broke the law by violating noise ordinances by utilizing an amplified device exceeding the 55 dB(A) evening noise limits in a residential district, sound being measured at the property line. The chanting likely exceed unamplified voice noise limits as well, 55 dB(A) being the level of someone talking in a “normal” conversation. The gathering was disorderly and menacing, and wasn’t just a group simply exercising their 1st amendment rights. Protests and gatherings are codified under DC law. Please note the word “menace” in the code section below:

DCMR 20, Sec. 2700.1:
It is the declared public policy of the District that every person is entitled to ambient noise levels that are not detrimental to life, health, and enjoyment of his or her property. It is hereby declared that excessive or unnecessary noises within the District are a menace to the welfare and prosperity of the residents and businesses of the District. It is the declared public policy of the District to reduce the ambient noise level in the District to promote public health, safety, welfare and the peace and quiet of the inhabitants of the District, and to facilitate the enjoyment of the natural attraction of the District. " Nov 10, 18 2:37 PM

Zeldin Wins Election To Third Term, But Democrats See Other Victories

It’s “enforceable law” of the place, not public policy of the place, and a disorderly conduct crime in the District based on the levels stated, punishable by up to 90 days in jail.

§ 22–1321. Disorderly Conduct
(d) It is unlawful for a person to make an unreasonably loud noise between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. that is likely to annoy or disturb one or more other persons in their residences.

My point is that by the definition of the laws pertaining to the District’s ordinances, the gathering was both disorderly and menacing." Nov 11, 18 4:27 PM

At Candlelight Vigil On Thursday, Show Of Strength And Unity Is Called The Best Response To Violence

I was looking at the graffiti on the Gershon campaign sign posted on his Twitter account and I was having a very difficult time seeing a swastika. Maybe I’m missing something?? " Nov 11, 18 6:04 PM

UPDATE: Lee Zeldin Defeats Perry Gershon In 1st District Congressional Race

Jeffery Mittman, executive director for American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri:

“For example, we don’t have the right to have a noisy, raucous, protests at 2 a.m. in a residential neighborhood, generally,” he said. “Violent criminal activity is not protected speech.” " Nov 13, 18 10:53 AM

What's Next For Perry Gershon

One thing I couldn’t understand was the campaign sign with the alleged swastika graffiti that Gershon posted on his Twitter account. Any which way I looked at it, rotating it and looking at it from every possible perspective, even trying to view it in the most abstract sense, it just didn’t look even remotely close to being a swastika. What’s up with that???? It was about as convincing as some members here calling Lee Zeldin and “all” his supporters neo-Nazis. " Nov 13, 18 2:07 PM

“You should prefer a good scientist without literary abilities than a literate one without scientific skills.” Leonardo Da Vinci

It’s an apostrophe Bayman, not a hyphen : )" Nov 18, 18 6:33 AM

East Hampton Town Sues Two Local Fire Departments, Sand Pit Owner And Chemical Companies Over Wainscott Contamination

One overlooked source of PFO’s are those used in latex and low/no VOC paints. WB paints typically contain 50-150 mg PFO/kg. They are suspected class 2B carcinogens. How much of this stuff do you think ends up in the ground with all the construction and renovation projects going on. The disposal of such including rinse water isn’t regulated." Dec 29, 18 4:19 PM

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