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Posted on May 12 at 6:26 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Boustany, the Republican from Louisiana, should read the full story. The IRS head all this time was a fellow Republican appointed by a fellow Republican. And while some apparently specious Tea Party organizations were targeted, they weren't the only apparently specious group that were.

From: UPDATED: IRS knew tea party was targeted in 2011, report says

Posted on April 10 at 1:43 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Saratoga County has no money to take care of seniors (selling its nursing home to private concerns), but it has money to spend to make sure that a clear and distinct minority of County residents (16,000 out of a population of 223,000) can get their pistol permits a little bit faster. Tell me this isn't just politics at work. Interesting, too, that Wormuth has her hands in this one too. As for Bowen's comment, the only nightmare is for the 200,000 in the county who don't want pistols having to subsidize the convenience of that small number that do.

From: Clerk added in Saratoga County to address backlog on pistol permits

Posted on April 2 at 3:40 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Yes, yes, yes... We all know that gun enthusiasts are all the flower of humanity and would never intentionally do damage to public property nor leave debris and garbage strewn over the landscape. They are just the most polite and respectful of people because, after all, they expect the rest of us to be polite and respectful of them.

From: Gun rally caused $60K damage to Capitol lawn

Posted on March 25 at 5:20 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Bravo! A voice of reason cutting through all the hyperbole and--frankly--bull excrement. Thank you.

From: Certain restraints on guns make sense

Posted on March 23 at 9:36 p.m. (Suggest removal)

All this carnage goes back to the Reagan Administration and an FCC Commissioner named Mark Fowler who famously described television as "just a toaster with pictures"--in other words, just a commodity. He had no appreciation for the importance of communications, including mass communications, to a self-governing republic. Consequently, he and his most of his successors ended important safeguards like licensing based on an evaluation of public service responsibilities, equal time provisions, media concentration of control (i.e.: monopolization), etc. The current sorry state of our media is his sorry legacy. Most media outlets are so debt-laden that they no longer function (nor can they) at any reasonable level of responsibility. But-heh-a few lucky (though less than talented and public spirited) owners and performers have sure reaped their rewards for debasing the medium ever further.

From: Fox 23 morning meteorologist let go under merger

Posted on March 22 at 5:05 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Please. The paranoia has got to stop. Take a Valium if you have to, but--please-- give those of us with a brain a break.

From: State gun tip line has some lawmakers up in arms

Posted on March 15 at 7:03 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Well if Cuomo did lie, he isn't the only one playing fast and loose with the truth. No one is being "disarmed" as one person quoted said. Nor are 1,256 individuals being deprived of their supposed obligation to defend the state. None of these plaintiffs are in a state-sponsored militia--which if we're naming names is the State's National Guard. There have always been limitations on what a citizen may legally own in this sphere. But if they're really intent on defending the state, there are an incalculable number of legal guns from which they can still choose.

From: Judge refuses to block tougher NY gun law

Posted on February 19 at 2:16 p.m. (Suggest removal)

To me, it's not the record so much as the way in which Buonaguro uses--and misuses--his players. As for Anosike, about the only highlight for this team this year is the fact that O.D. could again very well lead the country in rebounding average. Sitting him on the bench for a protracted period during the second half of a blowout seems to make little sense. He shows no sign of wearing down, unlike Siena's two top backcourt players who seem never to get a rest.

From: Siena AD: No truth to Catholic 7 rumor

Posted on January 17 at 2:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Glad to hear that the Mets are back on local radio, albeit on a weak signal that doesn't cover the entire region. Tip of the hat to WIZR. Wag of the finger to WOFX.

From: NHL lockout hurt league: McGuire

Posted on January 17 at 2:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

"This is not a scientific poll." In other words, it has no statistical validity. All the ones that do say the opposite.

From: Are you for or against New York's new gun law?

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