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The Birth of a Movement

July 04, 2010 - 00:28
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Bramson Rising Sun.jpgI should know better than to post something over a long, lazy July 4th weekend, but I have procrastinated long enough and this week's developments deserve commemoration by all.

We have finally begun to appreciate the effects of the hubris and overreaching of career politicians, ordinary hangers-on and the rest of the permanent office-occupying class. The revelation of the mayor's ham-handed, stealth attack on the will of New Rochelle's citizens by covertly and furtively seeking additional "home-rule" powers from the state and the reflexive and almost instantaneous signing-on by the "bobble-headed" Democratic party regulars of the local legislative delegation gives the Sound Shore community a rare peek into the workings of a genuine political machine.

The Great IDA Hoax: Does IDA Just Apply Lipstick To NR Council's Pig?

June 22, 2010 - 07:44
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Submitted by Stephen I. Mayo on Tue, 06/22/2010 - 03:30.

Don't try to read Barry Fertel's quotations too late at night (or early in the morning). At least for this correspondent, his words pose a real threat to one's REM sleep patterns, upon which the next day's generally fragile state of mental acuity is so dependent.

In light of the good Councilmember's thoroughly consistent and uninterrupted record of voting in favor of any budget, large or small, municipal or educational, stated in rupees or rubles, that has ever fallen within the province of his duties on various coercive legislative bodies for well-nigh fifteen years (!), C.A.V.E. can only stand for "Councilmember Adopting Virtually Every" draft spending plan that the city manager and budget director have ever presented.

It would be refreshing, invigorating even, to hear him (or any other component of the Democrat bobble-headed doll-set presently occupying the council chambers) publicly question just one, single: expenditure, bonding-plan or labor union contract demand. Just one!

No Time for Business-as-usual at Westchester County Board

June 20, 2010 - 20:08
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Sheila Marcotte.jpgThe special election this Tuesday for the 10th District seat of the Westchester County Board of Legislators is of unparalleled importance.

In much the same way that Americans this November will express their opinion concerning the Obama Administration record since 2008, Westchester voters will have the opportunity to judge the record of Astorino's service as County Executive since November. It also presents us with the occasion to determine the future of a unique, homegrown Westchester reform movement for governmental effectiveness and efficiency. To this independent Republican voter, the choice is clear.

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