Comments by smith
Posted on September 7 at 2:35 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It smelled rotten right from the start. To give Dimitriadis a choice between caring for her father or keeping her job is about as mean spirited as I've seen, just plain nasty. And I haven't heard complaints about Dimitriadis' work as I used to hear about some other assessors we've had. So we have an assessor who has kept the peace, one of the few employees with an excuse to live outside the city that any considerate person could live with, and McCarthy wants to play by the letter of the rule (for the first time?). And he wants to overpay--compared to our neighbors--an unproven replacement. If I were writing this book, the next chapter would have the mayor telling his new yes-man to raise property values. This can be done by picking the highest values in the range of value developed in an appraisal. That has been a problem in the past, basing value on sales that were statistical outliers. The higher property values will lower the tax rate, which will make it easier for McCarthy to raise taxes. His only hope for a city with few prospects.
Posted on August 12 at 11:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)
If a person is seen the way they see their-self, then that person sees honestly; if you have to play charades, then that person needs to adjust, not everyone else.
Posted on July 28 at 7:10 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Rev. McLeod Should opine sans the Rev. as he does a disservice to many by attaching that tag to his opinion. The question is: If the person who turned on Zimmerman and began to beat the snot out of him had been white, would he have shot him in self defense? Besides the evidence that Zimmerman isn't a racist, I'm pretty sure he wouldn't lay there and allow the person to beat his brains out just because the person was white. So, same outcome regardless of race.
Posted on July 13 at 9:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
If these things disqualify Spitzer then Cuomo, the gangster and pervert, should resign long before.
Posted on July 11 at 12:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)
stealing property has become a government pastime. This judge allowing that to go forward and arbitrarily declaring her a liar is contemptible and if nothing else, violates the rights of the other legitimate owners who have majority ownership. This is plain sick and the media is participating by not calling the feds out on it.
Posted on May 18 at 7:56 p.m. (Suggest removal)
UA taking a kid's money for a service then not allowing him to receive what he paid for has a name. Let's call this by its right name --UA is stealing tuition. It's theft.
Posted on April 1 at 11:59 p.m. (Suggest removal)
"Either way, the marshmallow Jesus was a clever 'ploy'...." Either Justin is being deliberately offensive when commenting on what is an analogy, or this is the quintessential state of journalism today. Ploy carries the negative connotation of deceit.
Posted on March 10 at 7:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Charles Harbour: You're right on. Tonko, Schumer and his pawn, Gillibrand have done nothing but lip service. As long as the public continues voting with their heads in the sand it will continue. Join those of us who are picking out good places in other states, either moving to new jobs or when retired. New York is hopelessly in the hands of the left wing loons.
Posted on March 10 at 7:08 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It's interesting to see the party that accused the republicans of campaigning on fear now has its president and his extreme left wing followers breeding fear.
Posted on March 7 at 1:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)
It might be taking money out of one pocket instead of the other, but the pockets are not equal. One pocket has your home at risk of foreclosure--and the loss of years you've invested to purchase it--if it is taxed beyond your means. The other pocket doesn't have that consequence and is likely to reflect ones ability to pay.