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  • just a conservative girl 12:50 PM on 02/05/2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , de blasio, merriman, New York City, pre k, ,   

    Quote of the Day – James Merriman Edition 

    “If they’re interested in results, they will make sure high-performing charter schools are fully included in the pre-K program, including maintaining capital funding. Otherwise, it will be clear that their move to push pre-K is more about ideology than about helping children.”

    James Merriman, CEO of the New York City Charter School Center, on the move by Progressive Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to cut $210 million from the Charter School budget and redirect to opening 2100 new Pre-K seats.

    It costs that much to send one student to Pre-K?  Mind blowing.

  • just a conservative girl 7:20 AM on 07/24/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , huma, New York City, power hungry, ,   

    Huma, The Enabler, Stands By Her Man 

    Apparently Anthony Weiner has not cured his fetish of sending pictures of his penis to women he doesn’t know. Knowing this information he and his wife Huma decided to the enter the race for the democratic primary in the New York City Mayoral race. It is pretty much a given whomever the democratic candidate for mayor is, wins the election.  There are notable exceptions, but not many.

    Yesterday during a press conference Weiner’s wife Huma not only decided to stand by her man, but also spoke. She talked about how hard it was on her marriage, how they have gone to therapy to deal with their problems, but she has been able to forgive him, for herself, for him, and their son. Well how nice for her. I am not going to sit in judgement of someone else’s marriage. She wants to stay with a man who was having phone sex with another woman while she was taking care of infant, that is her choice. It isn’t a choice that I would make, but hey to each their own.

    During her press conference yesterday she also talked about how they discussed these issues before making the decision.  You decided to go ahead anyway even when you knew that the public wasn’t aware of the latest of his phone pals?  Did she think it wouldn’t come out or did she just not care?  I suppose all this negative press that her son will one day have access to doesn’t matter.  What kind of mother wants her child to read those kinds of stories about their father?  I know I sure wouldn’t.  This man has some deep psychiatric problems.  I don’t think anyone can deny that at this point.  I am not a big believer in the label of sex addict, but in this case it just may fit.

    She also stood up in front of the press, and the entire country for that matter, and talked about how this happened “to them”.  No, sweetie, this isn’t something that happened to you.  This is something that you and your husband brought onto yourselves.  No one forced you two to enter the race.  It is not like their aren’t other people running in the primary.  No one was beating down your doors on bended knee begging you to come and save New York City because no other qualified democrat was wiling to take on the job.

    This is about two people who are so hungry for power and prestige that they will willingly throw away their pride and dignity to achieve it.  A man who can’t control his urges and then so easily lies about those urges cannot be trusted.  He is also putting himself in the position to blackmailed.  How exactly is this the right thing for New Yorkers?  It also goes to show how little they think of the voting public.  You are so stupid that you can’t see for yourselves that this man is not qualified to hold public office.  You will just buy into the rhetoric that they are fighting for the middle class.  By democrats own definition of “rich”  they are.  So what do they know about your plight?

    The keys to Gracie Mansion are more important than shielding their son from having an archive of tawdry information available for his reading displeasure.  That tells you everything you need to know about both of these people.

    Huma, the put upon wife, has enabled her husband’s behavior.  She is not worthy of any sympathy.  Any and all pain he brings into her life and that of her son falls squarely on her shoulders.  No wonder the founding fathers warned us of the perils of power.

    • peregrinerose 12:28 PM on 07/24/2013 Permalink | Reply

      I actually am glad that this story is out there. Maybe it will get some actual information about sex addiction out there. You are right, he does have deep psychiatric issues. At what point does a woman leave a man that is sick? My husband broke his back a year ago, should I have left him? My husband is a sex addict fighting to heal, should I leave him? If only the answer was a simple one. Read my blog or those of countless other spouses, former spouses, and family members of sex addicts. It’s not easy. Over 80% of these guys have a history of being sexually abused, often in very dramatic ways, lasting years. They didn’t get broken all by themselves. They had help along the way. My husband has been a full blown sex addict since age 7 or 8. Yes. Pre-pubescent.

      Saying she is ‘not worthy of sympathy’? That seems harsh. First, I don’t believe she has asked for sympathy from anyone, much less random bloggers. Second, running from the marriage will not solve her problems (the deep pain of betrayal is still there, the jaded outlook on humanity is still there, the battering to the self worth is still there), nor those of her son (the press is still there, the reality of his father being a sex addict is still there). If only leaving would ease the pain and solve the problem. Third, virtually all therapists state directly to the spouses of sex addicts not to make any decisions for 1-2 years following disclosure. They tell us to stay in the marriage for that amount of time to give ourselves the opportunity to heal and to observe the progress (or lack thereof) of our partners before making final decisions.

      • just a conservative girl 1:53 PM on 07/24/2013 Permalink | Reply

        Boy you have so missed the point. His marriage is between he and his wife. Being an elected official when you have these type of problems is a matter of public interest and does say something about character. Huma has put her own ambition before the well being of the people of New York. That deserves no sympathy. She is now is enabling his behavior.

        • peregrinerose 1:54 PM on 07/24/2013 Permalink | Reply

          You must know her personally then? I have no idea what her motivations are to stay or what her personal ambitions are. I’m not qualified to have an opinion on that one since I don’t know anything about her other than what is in the news.

          • just a conservative girl 2:01 PM on 07/24/2013 Permalink | Reply

            Do you want your child, if you have any, to read newspaper reports about your husband’s activities? Would you want them to be able to access photos of his penis that were sent to young women? This is about holding public office, not the illness. Obviously you are unable to see the difference. She has been around the block enough to know that this would come out. She put herself in the position that her son would access this information one day. The internet is forever. She is asking people to trust a man who obviously has mental health problem and lies as easily as most change their socks. She is not a victim of the press she is receiving. She did this to herself.

            • peregrinerose 2:12 PM on 07/24/2013 Permalink | Reply

              Her son was conceived before (as far as the public timeline shows) she knew of his sexual transgressions, so short of aborting or adopting him out, there’s no way to prevent him from learning of his fathers’ issues on a public forum eventually. That particular horse was long out of the barn.

              It’s impossible to separate the career from the spouse from the ambition from the personal life and a host of other facets that make us all up. Being in her situation is an insanely difficult balancing act. I hope you are never confronted with those kinds of decisions to make, where your entire life is dumped on it’s head and you don’t know where to even begin to make sense of it. My guess is she’s just like almost every other person on the planet, trying to make the best choices she can with the information she has in the moment. If only life was simple, uni-planar….

              I don’t recall her asking for sympathy or portraying herself as a victim, but again, I don’t know her. Maybe in your personal conversations with her, you have other insight.

              • just a conservative girl 2:24 PM on 07/24/2013 Permalink | Reply

                The only job he can get is holding public office? Again, this about the public trust. No one is saying he shouldn’t be able to work again, but that doesn’t mean it has to be elected office. He has a law degree. Making decisions that will affect 8 million people who happen to live in New York City, not all of which will vote for him, is totally another.

                And by the way, yes I have met both of them.

                What about elected office don’t you understand? It is a honor to hold elected office, one that comes with a great deal of responsibility. Those responsibilites should be taken seriously.

                If she didn’t want to protray herself as a victim she shouldn’t have said in her press conferences that this is happening to them. Those photos were released because they made the choice to run for office. No one did that to them. By standing up and talking about it she is an active participant in that choice.

                He doesn’t deserve the honor of holding office of mayor to the nations’ largest city.

                • peregrinerose 2:59 PM on 07/24/2013 Permalink | Reply

                  Then don’t vote for him. Seems quite easy to me. If he doesn’t deserve public office, he shouldn’t get voted in.

                  Many jobs are an honor. Public office is no exception.

                  Has she stated that her choice to stay wasn’t her choice? Or that her choice to support him running wasn’t his choice? Or that his acting out wasn’t his choice? I haven’t heard anything along those lines, but maybe your personal conversations with them reflect something different. Now that would be an interesting blog… your conversations with them about his issues and her response to them.

                  We all make our choices, we all live with the consequences. I guess a blogger with a vendetta of throwing stones of judgement ranting about you is one of those consequences. Personally, I prefer to try to understand other people than judge them. But hey, each to their own.

                  • just a conservative girl 3:38 PM on 07/24/2013 Permalink | Reply

                    You are exactly the type of voter that has allowed this country to get where it is, a mess. People shouldn’t feel that they can hold public office after such behavior. He has publically humilated his wife and child. He cares nothing for the people of New York. That should matter. It is about power and prestige. The arrogrance is stunning and your excuse making for it is as well.

  • just a conservative girl 10:11 AM on 06/06/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: arrogance, , , New York City, pervert,   

    The Incredible Ego of Anthony Weiner 

    As we all know Anthony Weiner has decided that he wants to be New York City’s next mayor.  Now let’s be honest here, he won’t be all that much of  a step down from Nanny Bloomberg, but he really does expect people to forget his perv past.  Apparently he doesn’t even like it when a democrat questions him on it.  District leader Chris Owens asked:

    “I have a three-word question: How dare you?”

    “I am outraged and disgusted by you.  Both by what you did and by the fact that you have the arrogance to run for mayor.

    “I want to understand how you explain to us how you used a public facility to tweet offensive material to . . . minors you did not know, you then lied about it . . . and now you come back.”

    His response:

    “I appreciate the question Chris, and I know some people may feel that way.

    “I think it might be influenced in part . . . [because] I supported Yvette Clarke over you when you ran for Congress [in 2006.]”

    “I apologize to you, but now people have to decide whether or not that disqualifies me.

    “Frankly, everyone wasn’t going to vote for me whether I did that or not.”

    But he fully expects people to vote for him in spite of it:

    When asked about how he handle a teacher accused of doing the same type of thing his response was:

    “If you believe that my personal failings disqualify me, then don’t vote for me. I’m going to win this election and I’m going to govern this city really well. You’re supporting another candidate who’s not going to win.”

    Sadly I am not even stunned by this.  I should be, but I am not.  This is what our government has come to.  We elect people who have shown through their actions that they can’t be trusted.  The truth is this, we get the government that we deserve.  When we have candidates that can text obscene photos of their private parts to underage strangers and they truly believe that they still have a political future there can be no wonder why our country is in such a mess.

    Elected officials are entrusted with tax payers dollars, they make choices that affect how we live our daily lives, and expecting them to be someone who has character and sense of decency isn’t a great deal to ask.  We all make mistakes, we all have things in our lives that we wish we could take back, but sexting pics of your penis and various stages of undress, while in a building that is paid for by the tax payers, really is a step too far.  The fact that he even may have a chance to become an elected official again is nothing short of tragic.

    Do we really have any chance of turning this ship around if this is the type of people we elect?   Congressman Mark Sanford should not be in congress and Anthony Weiner shouldn’t be the next mayor of New York City.  Morality matters, no matter what letter you put after your name.

  • just a conservative girl 4:33 PM on 03/08/2013 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , New York City, sugar   

    Hey New Yorkers Dunkin Doughnuts New Coffee Rules 

    Yeah, this is actually happening in the United States of America.  Good job there New Yorkers.  Hope you are happy.

    To be honest, I don’t really feel sorry for those that live there, the voted for his illegal third term.

    dunkin doughnuts NY

  • just a conservative girl 6:19 AM on 11/01/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , hurricane damage, , New York City,   

    The Sad Politics of a Tragedy 

    New Jersey and Parts of New York City are quite literally a disaster area.  Hospitals are without power after the back-up systems also failed.  The National Guard had to carry the patients out to relocate them to another hospital that can give them care.  There is little power, train stations are flooded, tracks are littered with debris (such as boats), some track is simply missing.  There are people in  New Jersey that have lost most of what they own.  Think about that, all their family photos, mementos, their keepsakes of people who have passed away; things that can never be replaced.

    Chris Christie is being given sh*t about saying that President Obama has been available and given him the resources he needs to help the citizens of his state rebuild their lives.  I am floored.  This is how far people are willing to go to play politics days before a presidential election?  A very sad state of affairs, very sad.  No, it is shameful.

    While of course going to survey the damage is nothing more than a photo-op, but the reality is this; had he not gone and done that photo-op he would be lambasted for that.  Sadly, we have gotten to the point in this country that no matter who is president when these tragedies take place they are a in a no-win situation; damned if they show up, damned if they don’t.

    Tucker Carlson has gone as far as to say that Christie can’t stand Romney and he is saying this to get back at him for some reason that he doesn’t clearly define.  Others have said he is positioning himself for a run for the presidency in 2016, therefore it is in his interests for Governor Romney to lose.

    It wasn’t all that long ago that people were talking about Christie was going to be the VP pick, and what a mistake that would be.  Christie was a supporter of Mitt early on, giving him calls of RINO for turning his back on the more conservative candidates.

    Lets look at the facts, Christie has travelled around the country to campaign for Mitt.  It seems to me that people are taking their hatred of President Obama out on Christie.  The truth of the matter is, the president does very little when it comes to a disaster.  Most of the work is done on the state level.  The president signs a declaration of major disaster that allows FEMA to start flowing federal money into the state.  But the real work is done by NGO’s such as The Red Cross, The United Way, and countless others.  The calls for the National Guard comes at the state level.  The federal government can do nothing without permission at the state level (Remember Gov. Blanco during Katrina dragging her heals?).

    Yes, there is an election in five days.  Yes, I personally believe that President Obama being re-elected would be a horrible for this country.  Yes, Governor Christie is not a conservative.  None of that changes the facts that we should be thinking about the people who are living in the aftermath of the storm before we think about the politics of it all.

    I think that the people who are criticizing Christie who is dealing with an overwhelming situation should STFU.  He is the one that is walking around looking at the affected areas with the residents and listening to their tears and stories of grief.  I watched a little of it on the news yesterday and I had tears streaming down my face watching this woman talk about the things from her deceased husband and son that were lost.  She is devastated.  While it is true that she should be grateful that she survived, it doesn’t make her loss any easier to deal with.  Her emotions are raw.

    I was appalled at how the left politicized Katrina and turned President Bush into a murderer and uncaring monster to score political points. I am equally appalled that it seems the right is bound and determined to do something similar to Governor Christie for simply saying that President Obama has helped to give him the resources he needs.

    This is not about politics.  This is about a tragedy of almost biblical proportions.  Real people are in pain, almost sixty people lost their lives, the temperatures in that area are dropping in the overnight, and these people are without heat and basic necessities.  The water systems are not working correctly in some areas, which can cause major health problems.  People are living in makeshift shelters, trying to get over the trauma of losing most of what they own.  There will be people who will be unable to work and will not get paid.  In these times when people are already struggling to pay the bills, think of the long-term effects that can have on their lives.

    Get over yourselves.  This isn’t about politics, this is about helping your fellow-man.  If you are unable to help, then the least you can do is shut up.  This is a time to come together and do what we can to help those who have lost everything.

    Instead of complaining, donate to The Red Cross here.

    This has just furthered my belief that politics are ugly and downright inhumane.

    • Don 4:56 PM on 11/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Yes, as much as we all detested Bush Derangement Syndrome, there are folks on the right who are suffering from Obama Derangement Syndrome.

      Sad, indeed because when people do that, it does NOTHING to help our cause. Conservatives are supposed to be the side that DOESN’T trade in emotional rhetoric.

      • SignPainterGuy 12:25 PM on 11/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        At least this time the ODS is fueled by real evidence that is there for all with eyes to see !

  • Jill 12:36 PM on 12/30/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blizzard, New York City,   

    Did union slowdown cause blizzard deaths? 

    Can this be true? I sincerely hope not. It would be unconscionable:

    Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts — a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles, The Post has learned. [. . .]

    The snitches “didn’t want to be identified because they were afraid of retaliation,” Halloran said. “They were told [by supervisors] to take off routes [and] not do the plowing of some of the major arteries in a timely manner. They were told to make the mayor pay for the layoffs, the reductions in rank for the supervisors, shrinking the rolls of the rank-and-file.”

    The mayor isn’t the only one who has been made to “pay.” A newborn baby and a 75 year-old woman are dead because emergency vehicles couldn’t get to them:

    A blizzard baby delivered inside the lobby of a snowbound Brooklyn building died after an emergency call of a woman in labor brought no help for nine excruciating hours.

    The baby’s mother, a 22-year-old college senior, was recovering Tuesday night at Interfaith Medical Center, where her newborn was pronounced dead at 6:34 p.m. on Monday. That was 10 hours after the first 911 call from the bloody vestibule on Brooklyn Ave. in Crown Heights.

    “No one could get to her. Crown Heights was not plowed, and no medical aid came for hours,” said the student’s mother.

    If this was deliberate, heads need to roll.

    • fuzislippers 12:39 PM on 12/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      This is something that happens in Europe all the time. Nurses refuse to save lives, teachers refuse to teach, public workers refuse to pick up trash, you name it . . . all to get better union benefits. This is exactly why unionizing government workers is a huge mistake. It costs lives. And more money than we have or will ever have.

    • Quite Rightly 3:11 PM on 12/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Sad, sad, sad. But I don’t doubt that political mischief was afoot. How many other people get crushed between the wheels of political machinations? This mother and her baby and the elderly woman are among the visible; but there are so many others that are hidden in plain sight.

    • Quite Rightly 4:20 PM on 12/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      Here’s why the mother didn’t have help from neighbors: She was concealing her pregnancy, and when she went into labor she tried to walk to the hospital by herself. Link here. Heartbreaking.

    • just a conservative girl 4:40 PM on 12/30/2010 Permalink | Reply

      I wouldn’t be a bit surprised that this is true. However, finding proof will be almost impossible.

  • Pat Austin 6:26 PM on 05/12/2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: New York City,   

    White House to Slash NYC Anti-Terror Funds 

    This via The New York Post.

    Because we’re no longer in danger from terrorists…

    The Obama administration will announce tomorrow it has slashed anti-terror funds for New York City, despite the attempted Times Square bombing less than two weeks ago that underscored the enormous threat to the city.

    The Department of Homeland Security informed New York officials yesterday that grants to the city were cut 27 percent for mass transit security and 25 percent for port security.

    The mass transit funds dropped $42 million, from $153 million last year to $111 this year.  Port security funds suffered a $11.2 million cut, from $45 million to $33.8 million, officials said.

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