Warren Buffett, The Super-Rich, and Ralph Nader

KW: Many of today’s media are featuring a headline celebrating a recent statement by Warren Buffett, which asks the US government to stop coddling “The Super-Rich” and to raise taxes on billionaires. That is great and generous thinking. Though, it would be nice if the American media would acknowledge that some of Buffett’s thinking and […]

Shut down the government (please) PLUS a more technical article…

Kimberly says: To the government and media: Shut up and shut the darned thing down. Aware citizens have been thinking of some excellent consequences of a government shutdown – it would stop the wars in Afrghanistan and Iraq, it would stop the ability for the US to continue to use unmanned drones to kill people […]

Guv cand Hawkins (G-NY) Blasts Cuomo and Duffy for Attacks on Unions, Schools

The only way that the Green Party can regain ballot status in NY is to get 50,000 votes for their Governor candidate in 2010. This opportunity comes only once every four years, and it only applies to the Governor’s race. Gaining ballot status will enable the Green Party to run more peace candidates, more single-payer […]

Tues, June 16th late afternoon: NY State Senate update

Some updates gathered from two sources–Daily Politics blog and Capitol Confidential blog: The judge dismissed the case the Democrats brought against the 32-30 Republican coalition vote last week. The Democrats and Republicans see that as meaning different things. The Democrats will not appeal the ruling, the Democrats just think the ruling means that the court […]

Long Island Politics: Addressing special districts

The article below focuses largely on characters and alliances related to the special district issue. Though, it is also important to note the general direction of legislation which may force local governments to consolidate special districts. Some citizens are not aware that their tax bills include items –such as water tax and sewer tax and […]

Tom Golisano of the Independence Party flees NY

A tip of the hat to Elizabeth Benjamin of the Daily News for linking to the Golisano story in her blog of daily political news: here. KW: Tom Golisano is moving to Florida. He writes in the NY post that he has been taxed out of New York. Full article is: here. Excerpt at the […]

Strange robo-call about Tea Parties

KW: At the “read more” is the text of the message. First, I will share my opinion on the Tea Parties…

Red light cameras may come to Long Island

Suffolk County and Nassau County may begin using red light cameras. A bill is in the NY State legislature to allow them to do so.

Typical corporate welfare (and attitude): Trump behind on taxes at Jones Beach

If you are interested in protecting the interests of the community as Donald Trump pushes through his over-sized, monstrous, elite and exclusive, corporate welfare project for Jones Beach, consider getting in touch with local activists Patricia Friedman and/or Jim Brown. There is a web-site with some background and contact info at: www.ourjonebeach.com. (excerpt from) Newsday […]

Betcha didn’t know: Who are immigrants and do they pay taxes?

While the article below about immigration was written partially in response to the murder of Marcelo Lucero, it has very important facts for all Long Islanders to understand about immigration. The article, “They’re a part of the island: Immigrants contribute to community” by David Dyssegaard Kallick, is at Newsday: here.

Even my mom wants to throw the bums out…

My mother is not that into politics. I was very amused and heartened that instead of the usual e-mail forward from her — make your own Christmas light postcard, the difference between men and women, etc. — I got the e-mail below, which she had cc’d to dozens of her suburbanite friends. Watch out Congress! […]

Barbara West needs to read the New Testament

In the interview pictured above, the interviewer, Barbara West seemed to be using all the Republican talking points and attack ideas. In one question, West mirrors the Republican accusation that the Democrats are socialist because their tax plans would allegedly redistribute wealth. West uses “From each according to his ability, to each according to his […]

Where Cynthia McKinney Stands On the Issues

Cynthia McKinney’s official website is at: www.runcynthiarun.org Iraq Asa member of Congress, opposed the war before it began, as a matter of principle,recognizing it was illegal under international law, a war of aggression that had nothing to do with defense of the nation. She has also consistently opposed the occupation and consistently opposed every appropriation […]

In New York: A peaceful and enchanting call for non-violence in Myanmar

Myanmar violence sparks protest in New York Peaceful activists challenged human rights violations by Zainab Hasnaih Issue date: 10/2/07 About 200 red-clad protesters, some sitting silently and some holding signs, demonstrated outside the Myanmar consulate yesterday against the house arrest of a political activist and the forceful actions taken against protesting monks and civilians. The […]

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