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Obamacare Recruiting Illegals in California [Joe Wilson was right when he said "You lie!" to Obama]

February 15, 2014 1 comment

Obamacare Recruiting Illegals in California [Joe Wilson was right when he said "You lie!" to Obama]

breitbart.com ^ | February 14, 2014 | Joel B. Pollak

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Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 2:55:07 PM by grundle

In 2009, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) apologized profusely to the White House for shouting, “You lie!” as President Barack Obama told Congress that Obamacare would not cover illegal immigrants. Now it would appear that the White House owes Wilson an apology, as Covered California–the flagship of state Obamacare exchanges–is recruiting illegal (“undocumented”) immigrants to sign up for the program, regardless of their eligibility.

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New York City: A Pay More, Get Less Sinkhole….. “New York’s dishonest governor, Andrew Cuomo, has made it eminently clear that there is no place for pro-life voters, or gun owners, in his sorry excuse for a state.”

February 15, 2014 1 comment

New York City: A Pay More, Get Less Sinkhole

American Thinker ^ | 2/15/14 | William Levinson

Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2014 2:16:38 PM by Winged Hussar

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English: Andrew Cuomo, 11th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 64th New York State Attorney General as a candidate for Governor of New York, outside of City Hall, little American flags on his tie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

New York’s dishonest governor, Andrew Cuomo, has made it eminently clear that there is no place for pro-life voters, or gun owners, in his sorry excuse for a state. This, along with the resounding failure of even moderate Democrats to distance themselves from this individual, shows there is no place for gun owners, Catholics, Orthodox Jews, or Evangelical Christians in the Democratic Party.

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Trump Vows to Cut NY Taxes by 50 Percent

February 4, 2014 7 comments

Trump Vows to Cut NY Taxes by 50 Percent

Newsmax ^ | 02/04/2014 | Alexandra Ward

Posted on Tuesday, February 04, 2014 1:47:40 PM by Responsibility2nd

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English: Donald Trump at a press conference announcing David Blaine’s latest feat in New York City at the Trump Tower. The photographer dedicates this portrait of Donald Trump to Tony Santiago, Wikipedia editor Marine 69-71, perhaps the most officially recognized and accomplished content contributor to Wikipedia, for his outstanding contributions to improving articles related to his Puerto Rican heritage. He is also a close friend. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy joined billionaire Donald Trump at his Super Bowl Bash in Palm Beach, Fla., on Sunday and heard first-hand from the real estate mogul what his key election plank would be if he chooses to run for governor of New York later this year.

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It’s Time for Conservatives to Let the Blue States Burn

January 24, 2014 7 comments

By Tim Dunkin Friday, January 24, 2014

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently made the news for giving voice to the sort of fascistic, anti-liberty sentiments that most left-wingers inwardly hold,

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even if most of them have enough sense not to give voice to them except among themselves. While commenting about “extreme conservatives,” i.e. normal Americans who don’t hold the same radical, far-left views as Cuomo does, he said this,

 

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Andrew Cuomo: Segregationist

January 22, 2014 1 comment

Andrew Cuomo: Segregationist

Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Todd Starnes

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 11:35:48 AM by Kaslin

Get out of New York!

That’s the message Empire State Governor Andrew Cuomo is sending to pro-life, pro-gun, pro-traditional marriage conservatives.

The Albany Times-Union first highlighted remarks the governor made during an interview with Susan Arbetter on “The Capitol Pressroom.” He was talking about a division within the state’s Republican Party and compared it to what’s happening in Washington, D.C.

“It’s a mirror of what’s going on in Washington,” he said. “The gridlock in Washington is less about Democrats and Republicans. It’s more about extreme Republicans versus moderate Republicans.”

And then he told “extreme” Republicans where to go.

“Who are they?” the governor asked. “Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

Take that in for just a moment. New York’s Democratic governor believes people who are pro-life are extremists. Extremists.

Donald Trump? Not welcome. Cardinal Dolan — you\’re outta here, pal. Cuomo just can’t have those kind of people living on the streets of New York City.

When did Governor Cuomo become Bull Connor — trying to politically segregate the state?

What\’s he going to do next, unleash the dogs and turn the hoses on conservative boys and girls?

Even yours truly, could be forced find a new place to live. I live among the intolerant liberal people of Brooklyn. I\’m also a card-carrying member of the National Rifle Association and an evangelical Christian.

It\’s only a matter of time before the governor\’s foot soldiers knock on my door and give this gun-toting, Bible-clinging, son-of-a-Baptist the heave ho.

That’s fine by me. I don’t want to live in a state where I’m not wanted. Besides, if my political views are too extreme for Governor Cuomo, my tax dollars must be, too.

It seems the road to tolerance and diversity is a one-way street heading due west — across the state line. As they say, the grass is always greener on the other side. Come to think of it, they do call New Jersey the Garden State.

I just hope my U-Haul doesn’t get stuck in traffic on the George Washington Bridge.

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Ready … aim … point … talk – Gun at meeting reportedly rattles foreign delegates… “Jerome M. Hauer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo\’s director of homeland security, took out his handgun and used the laser sighting device attached to the barrel as a pointer in a presentation to a foreign delegation, according to public officials.”

January 6, 2014 1 comment

Ready … aim … point … talk – Gun at meeting reportedly rattles foreign delegates

The Times Union of Albany, NY ^ | 10:47 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014 | James M. Odato

Posted on Monday, January 06, 2014 9:08:36 AM by FreedomPoster

Jerome M. Hauer, Gov. Andrew Cuomo\’s director of homeland security, took out his handgun and used the laser sighting device attached to the barrel as a pointer

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in a presentation to a foreign delegation, according to public officials. It happened Oct. 24 in Albany at the highly secure state emergency operations center below State Police headquarters.

 

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Iraq War Hero With Brain Injury Is First Man Charged Under NY Safe Act (Video)… “Benjamin M. Wassell, an Iraq War hero who, despite a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device that destroyed his vehicle back in 2006, was able to lead other wounded Marines through a minefield to safety, was the first person charged in violation of the New York State Safe Act.”

March 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Iraq War Hero With Brain Injury Is First Man Charged Under NY Safe Act (Video)

Gateway Pundit ^ | March 21, 2013 | Jim Hoft

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:13:28 PM by 2ndDivisionVet

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Benjamin M. Wassell, an Iraq War hero who, despite a traumatic brain injury from an improvised explosive device that destroyed his vehicle back in 2006, was able to lead other wounded Marines through a minefield to safety, was the first person charged in violation of the New York State Safe Act.

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Iraq War hero Benjamin Wassell faces seven years in prison for the violation.

Wassell pleaded not guilty today. Guns.com reported:

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A Western New York man now faces seven years in prison for violating Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new gun control-law, the NY Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (or SAFE Act).

Benjamin M. Wassell, an Iraq War veteran, was charged with twice selling newly banned military-style ‘assault’ weapons and standard-capacity magazines to an undercover police officer as part of a sting operation conducted by State Police and the New York Attorney General’s Office, the Buffalo News reported.

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Guilty Until Proven Innocent… | The Boneyard

February 26, 2013 Leave a comment

 

 

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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

 

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SHOCK REPORT — Veterans Receive Letters From VA Prohibiting Ownership or Purchase of Firearms

February 22, 2013 Leave a comment

SHOCK REPORT — Veterans Receive Letters From VA Prohibiting Ownership or Purchase of Firearms

 

Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/22/13 | Jim Hoft

 

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 11:08:18 AM by illiac

 

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This must be Barack Obama’s way of thanking our veterans for serving. US veterans are receiving letters from the government informing them that they are disabled and not allowed to own, purchase or possess a firearm.

If the veteran does decide to purchase a firearm he will by fined, imprisoned or both. This comes on page 2 of the VA letter.

 

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Is DHS Ammo For Obama’s “National Security Force”? (obama’s army)

February 13, 2013 36 comments

Is DHS Ammo For Obama‘s “National Security Force”?

 

Investor’s Business Daily ^ | February 12, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS

 

Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 8:18:39 PM by raptor22

 

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Gun Control: Our future president in 2008 called for “a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military. Should the “bitter-clingers” be worried?

 

As Andrew Malcolm has noted on these pages, the Department of Homeland Security has been buying lots of ammo, enough by one calculation to fight the equivalent of a 24-year Iraqi War. Some have speculated about a link between the stockpiling between candidate Obama’s off-prompter campaign remarks about a national security force and the stockpiling by DHS of more than 1.6 billion (with a ‘b’) bullets.

 

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[Ed Rendell says] Never Let a Dead Child Go to Waste

January 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Barack Obama, Dianne Feinstein, Michael Bloomberg, Andrew Cuomo, and their cohorts followed Rahm Emanuel‘s advice to “never let a good crisis go to waste” when they used the Sandy Hook shooting to renew their assault on the Bill of Rights. Former Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell added, in effect, that one should never let a dead child go to waste if one can exploit him or her for political gain.

 

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“…the GOOD THING about Newtown is, it was so HORRIFIC that I think it galvanized Americans to a point where the intensity on our side is going to match the intensity on their side.”

 

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Will You Submit & Obey? (Guns)

January 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Will You Submit & Obey?

 

Eric Peters

 

January 27th, 2013

CAUTION!

THE NON-TRUTH ZONE !!!!!

 

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In New York, we have a prequel of what’s to come – the repeal of the Second Amendment and summary criminalization of peaceful citizens merely for possessing the means of self-defense, even in their own homes. As in Great Britain, citizens of NY face prison if they use proscribed weapons against murderous thugs – even in their own homes. The tyrants Michael Bloomberg and Andrew Cuomo have made their decision. Now New Yorkers will have to make theirs. And so will the rest of us – if, as seems likely, the federal tyrants succeed in issuing a New York-style fatwa that applies to the rest of the country. Which brings us to the question:

 

What will you do?

 

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MILLER: National ‘assault weapon’ ban coming Thursday

January 23, 2013 1 comment

Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office confirmed that she will be introducing in the Senate Thursday a new version of the so-called assault weapon ban. A spokesman said the full text will be released at a press conference on Thursday.

 

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The California Democrat intends to expand on the ban that expired in 2004, by including handguns and shotguns, in addition to rifles. She would decrease from two to one the number of cosmetic features on a gun to have it be considered an “assault weapon.” This means that if a gun has just one item like a pistol grip or bayonet lug, then it is illegal. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the same ban in New York last week.

 

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How Many Bullets Are Enough? ~ (GyG: What “The Folks” Are Saying about This…)

January 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Gun control advocates, in their infinite wisdom, seem to think they have the definitive answer to this question. The answer is “less than ten.”

 

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Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York is seeking extensive gun control legislation to “tighten the assault weapons ban” and “ban all large-capacity gun clips.” To these ends, he addressed the gun “extremists” by quipping, “It’s simple — no one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs ten bullets to kill a deer.”

 

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» Obama to Put “Full Weight” Behind Feinstein Gun Confiscation Plan Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

December 30, 2012 Leave a comment

President Obama went on Meet the Press Sunday and said he will put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on the Second Amendment in 2013.

 

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“I’m going to be putting forward a package and I’m going to be putting my full weight behind it,” he said. “I’m going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.”

 

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Isaiah 9:10 redux in Sandy aftermath

November 4, 2012 Leave a comment

–New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

 

WASHINGTON – For those who have read the No. 1 bestselling Christian book of 2012 or viewed the No. 1 faith movie of the year, the words of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation had special meaning.

 

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English: Andrew Cuomo, 11th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and 64th New York State Attorney General as a candidate for Governor of New York, outside of City Hall, little American flags on his tie. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

It was a message all-too-familiar from U.S., state and city leaders in the wake of the 9/11 attack: “We will rebuild. We will come back stronger.”

 

The words mimicked – sometimes with precision – those of ancient Israel in Isaiah 9:10: “The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”

 

And that’s the pattern that has been revealed in Jonathan Cahn’s bestseller “The Harbinger” and a movie based on the same message called “The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment.”

 

It continued in the words of some officials in the wake of Sandy’s flooding of New York and New Jersey – including by the governor of New York speaking on network television from Ground Zero.

 

“What makes it worse is this is already the reconstruction site, right?” Cuomo told Brian Williams on “NBC Nightly News.” “This is one of the largest reconstructions that the country is doing at this time … [In] downtown Manhattan, we had the Hudson River came over the banks and was pouring in to the Ground Zero site … and this was all filled with water. … It’s a new reality for us and I think it’s one we’re going to have to deal with. Now, on this site.

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Time To De-Bloombergize New York City by S.M. Oliva

July 26, 2012 Leave a comment

 

In response to the Aurora movie theater killings, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an extraordinary statement.

 

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A longtime opponent of the right to self-defense, Bloomberg told a CNN interviewer that police have a moral duty to rebel against the civilian population if they don’t cede their remaining gun rights to the state:

 

I don’t understand why the police officers across this country don’t stand up collectively and say, ‘We’re going to go on strike. We’re not going to protect you. Unless you, the public, through your legislature, do what’s required to keep us safe.’

 

This wasn’t a political argument for “gun control” legislation. Bloomberg went on national television and demanded a military coup against a civilian government he deems insufficiently authoritarian. Like Adolf Hitler before him – and yes, I’m going there – he used the Aurora mass murder as a call to arms for his own version of the Beer Hall Putsch.

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Prison Planet.com » Obama signs World Trade Center beam

June 15, 2012 57 comments
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June 15, 2012

President Barack Obama stopped at the site of the destroyed Twin Towers in New York on Thursday and inscribed the final beam in the rebuilt World Trade Center with the words: “We remember.”

Obama and his wife Michelle Obama — who came to New York to attend reelection campaign fundraisers hosted by showbiz personalities — joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie at the nearly finished 104-story tower.

During the lightning visit, Obama signed a beam marked “One World Trade Center” and left his brief message.

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Obama signs beam of One World Trade Center

June 14, 2012 1 comment

CNN) – With the under-construction One World Trade Center fast approaching its final height, President Barack Obama visited the New York tower Thursday to get an update on its growth and help prepare one of the finishing touches.

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Ed Rendell: Hillary Clinton can’t resist White House run

August 15, 2011 Leave a comment

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell said on Monday he doesn’t believe Hillary Clinton is ready to retire from public life and the possibility of someday becoming the first woman president “would probably be too much for her to resist.”

“I think, and this is just my thinking, that if she leaves after the president’s first term is over and she leaves and she teaches, does something like that, and rests, I think the possibility of being president and being the first woman president in history would probably be too much for her to resist,” Rendell told POLITICO.

“Her life is public service, that’s all she cares about, and I dont think she’s ready to retire,” he added.

Rendell was quoted in Monday’s New York Post as saying, “It’s going to be Hillary Clinton in 2016.”

Speaking of the much-discussed chances of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo seeking the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Rendell told the Post: “I think Andrew should look elsewhere. … Andrew and everybody else will be running for vice president … Andrew couldn’t be vice president because he and Hillary are from New York, right?”

But Rendell, one of the Clintons’ loudest political supporters, told POLITICO he has heard no indication from the secretary of state or former President Bill Clinton that she has any intention of making another run for president.

“She is of a mind not to do it now,” Rendell said. “But I tell people I think it’s because she’s tired. There’s probably no tougher job physically than secretary of state, because you’re traveling constantly. At this point it’s very difficult for her to focus on anything other than doing her job.”

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White House: we “win the future” by making ISPs into copyright cops

July 19, 2011 1 comment

The White House likes the newly announced “six strikes” voluntary agreement announced today between major copyright holders and Internet access providers. That’s no surprise—the US administration helped to broker the deal.

“The joining of Internet service providers and entertainment companies in a cooperative effort to combat online infringement can further this goal [of supporting jobs and exports] and we commend them for reaching this agreement,” said Victoria Espinel, US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, in a statement today. “We believe it will have a significant impact on reducing online piracy.”

Espinel is professionally interested in copyright online; Vice President Joe Biden is more of a copyright hobbyist (“piracy is flat, unadulterated theft”) who has convened White House meetings to talk about infringement. It was therefore no real surprise to learn a few weeks ago that the White House had played a behind-the-scenes role (along with New York’s Andrew Cuomo) in bringing together the content owners and ISPs to hash out a voluntary agreement.

While ISPs were for years seen more like the “common carriers” of yore, who ran a network and were generally not responsible for policing the uses of that network, government sentiment in key quarters is changing. And not just in the US—at the recent high level OECD Internet conference in Paris, the concluding document stressed ISPs’ duty to halt bad behavior.

“Sound Internet policy should

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Black America vs. Obama? by Patrick J. Buchanan

July 12, 2011 Leave a comment

One explanation for this surely is the wave of foreclosures on subprime mortgages, a large share of which were held by African-Americans.

But while unemployment among white men has surged in the Great Recession, among black men it has hit 16 percent, the highest level since the Department of Labor began to keep records in 1972.

Ominously, things are likely to get worse, because Bill Clinton’s assertion, “The era of big government is over!” is today palpably true.

Not only in Wisconsin, Ohio and New Jersey, run by Republicans, is this so, but in liberal mega-states like New York and California. There, Govs. Andrew Cuomo and Jerry Brown run the show, and government payrolls are also being slashed and government pensions pared back.

via Black America vs. Obama? by Patrick J. Buchanan.

Will Biden Be Benched? Is Hillary about to be drafted?

July 7, 2011 Leave a comment

Obama is spiraling into the inevitability of a one-term presidency.

His policies of appeasement around the world have caused the overthrow of the only middle-east regimes that either recognized Israel, or leaned just far enough toward the west that they could be counted on in tough times.

The middle-east doesn’t reward weakness, and consider “negotiations” a victory for them, because their demands can never be met, if their negotiating partner still has room to exist.

His destructive economic policies have led to government-created or subsidized jobs, which, according…. Weekly Standard, cost the taxpayer $278,000 each.

His energy policy, to shut energy and coal companies and make costs, “necessarily skyrocket,” is the only thing working as he promised. Gas is 100% more expensive since he became president, and coal companies are under attack.

His raping of the financial system of this country, his collusion with the corrupt Federal Reserve,the Billions he has stolen from the taxpayers for secret payments to foreign banks have helped destroy and keep down a now-struggling economy.

The Democrat party will be able to run on having the most “failed catastrophically ignorant and dangerous policies.” Not a category soon to be rewarded by the majority..

So, under the heading of, ”If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull$hit,” are we about to see a reshuffling of the ticket? Face it Joe Biden brings nothing, zip, zero, nada to this ticket. Unless you count ridicule.

Biden is the only person in the White House that manages to say more ignorant things than Obama. (I think Biden knows what year it is, and how many States are in the Union…I think…) Even after Obama announces his amnesty position to get the Hispanic vote, he can’t win with his current demographics…

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Rent Is Too Damn High Candidate Doesn’t Pay Rent

October 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Your rent may be too damn high, but Jimmy McMillan‘s sure isn’t.The Vietnam vet stole the spotlight at the gubernatorial sideshow debate earlier this week, bellowing his campaign platform and party banner, “The rent is too damn high.”But McMillan’s indignant pontification doesn’t appear to stem from personal experience. As it turns out, he doesn’t pay rent at all — and hasn’t done so since the 1980s, according to a published report.McMillan missed payments on his $800-a-month one-bedroom apartment in Flatbush and his landlord allowed him to live rent free in exchange for maintenance work, reports The New York Times.Excerpt Read more at nbcnewyork.com …

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GOP Candidate For NY Gov: Obama Worships Himself

August 31, 2010 Leave a comment

Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino said Monday during a live television interview that he doesn’t believe President Barack Obama is a practicing Christian “in his heart.”“I think he worships himself,”

Paladino told YNN’s “Capital Tonight” news program.‘I’m not saying he’s anything else, but I think Mr. Obama is about himself,” the millionaire Buffalo developer said. “I think any religious beliefs that he advocates are part of the theater to make himself look better to the American people.”

The comments come as Obama is again countering claims that he is a Muslim. In an interview broadcast Sunday on ‘NBC Nightly News,” Obama repeated his position that the confusion over his religious beliefs stems from misinformation over the Internet.

When asked Monday if he believed that Obama was a Christian, Paladino said, “No, not in his heart.”A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday shows Obama has hit his lowest approval rating among New Yorkers. The poll shows just 51 percent of voters in the state dominated by Democrats approve of his performance. Among Republicans, 80 percent disapprove.Quinnipiac’s Maurice Carroll said Paladino’s comments probably played well with Republicans, especially those most likely to vote in the primary in two weeks.Paladino hasn’t apologized for many of his past controversial comments. He has answered criticism by saying he’s a straight talker and not a career politician, which he says is what New York state government needs after years of corruption, overtaxing and overspending on special interests.

More recently, Paladino has said he would stop a proposed Islamic cultural center and mosque a couple of blocks from ground zero by using eminent domain to seize the site and develop it as a memorial to those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He said building a mosque near ground zero would be like erecting a monument to the Japanese navy at Pearl Harbor, site of the World War II attack.In addition to the state polls on the mosque issue, national polls show that some Americans believe the president practices Islam.Paladino’s spokesman, Michael Caputo, said after the interview that Paladino stands by the remarks and that he has little regard for Obama and for “what he’s doing to this country.”Paladino had the extended interview because his Republican opponent in the Sept. 14 primary, Rick Lazio, refused to join him in a debate.

Lazio and Democratic nominee Andrew Cuomo wouldn’t comment on Paladino’s remarks.The Quinnipiac poll questioned 1,497 voters from Aug. 23-29. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 points

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