Best breakfast sandwiches I've ever had. By far.
"On inequality, labor, infrastructure, public health, and civil rights, liberals are more closely aligned with the interests of low and middle income Americans than Republicans are." Without picking apart each item here, this election would seem to indicate that any and all critical issues to the average citizen who cared to vote, were positions support by the Conservative and Republican right. Otherwise the Democrats would not have suffered such a TERRIBLE lost. You went on to say Climate Change should be an item high on a voter's concern list. Yet, if you Google "polls us citizen", climate change does not even show up on the first page. If you Google "polls us citizen climate change" every article I checked, and there are many, were written by climate change groups and they all believe at least 67% of all Americans think it is important. Maybe you personally should broaden a bit what you read. You go on to criticize those "Democrats" who abandoned the President and his policies. Just maybe they read articles by others than those who are part of the Progressive and Extreme Left, who at least somewhat tell the truth about the President and his policies, they are failing. The leader you love has failed over and over, in one issue after another. What is worst, most of those failings are linked to a scandal. Mary Ann, you go on the say that "Hope and Change" helped pass the Affordable Care Act. This happens to be the latest Presidential scandal. The architect of the Affordable Care Bill has been exposed via videos that he, closely working with the White House, specifically lied about "Keeping your Doctor, Keeping your Insurance", "Paying for insurance who used it by those who did not use it", "You will pay $2,500 less with the act" and "It is not a tax" SO THAT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT WILL PASS IN CONGRESS. He even went on to say that HE WAS COUNTING ON THE STUPIDITY OF THE AVERAGE CITIZEN to pass the bill. Mary Ann you end with "What Obama and the Democrats do in the next two years is not irrelevant, though. They can do what they've done in the past two years. Or they can do unite around the progressive issues that got Obama elected in 2008, remind Americans of how closely their own goals align with those of traditional Democrats and seek common ground with moderate Republicans...." First of all what Democrats have done in the past two years is exactly what they have been doing since this President was elected in 2008. They have gained their support from the voters using phrases and promises they never keep. To even dare to call a "traditional Democrat" a progressive is terribly offensive. Traditional Democrats were for majority rule and care of the poor. The Progressive of today believes "they know best" what society needs and plan to create an America based on that philosophy. In other worlds, "the ideas of the few to control the world of the many". The biggest problem the Progressive Democrat has today is that they have run out of "HOT BUTTON" items to cause the "uninformed voter" to get excited about. Same sex marriage is being accepted. Climate change has been exposed as opinion and not science. Abortion and contraception is no longer an issue which can be construed as the most important issue for women. Women are not one issue voters. The word "racism" has been over used by the Democrats in describing the attitudes of Republicans and Conservatives and even the average citizen has seen through that lie. As I see it, with no hot buttons, the progressives may just loose a lot more elections and again maybe recede into the far distant pass, in the political eyes of this country. Other than that, please Mary Ann keep pushing your Progressive agenda, it gives me something to respond to ....
In case you did not know...$8.99 is still too much money per assessed $1000 home value in Monroe County property taxes. If the budget eliminates 17 positions then why were the positions there in the first place Maggie ? Learn to do more with less...just like the climate you and your Republicans have created in the first place. Stop freakin' handing out COMIDA Tax breaks and figure out a different ways to make the MC business environment better to operate a business.
That is what I would like for Christmas Maggie...
Elections can sometimes be fun to watch, this one was a blast! Assini ran a 1950 s style campaign (that is a compliment, not a diss) which featured a candidate actually knocking on doors, talking about what he would do if elected, and listening to the voters. He had limited resources, but unlimited desire!
No negative ads, no negative mailers, no "snarky" debate lines. He brought two extremely different on air people together in their support of him (Wease and Lonsberry) and, we as voters got a real choice in style in this election.
Louise is legendary and has served this community well. This race is almost like watching someone turn a page...from style to roadmap for the future of elections here, it feels like one era passed and another has begun...at least, I hope so.
Well... what can I say except congratulations to Louise. I wanted a new person in our District but it was not to be. Keep up the pressure to make sure that Rochester-Monroe County has a better tax climate so we can get some good paying jobs before 2016.
Craig R. Moffitt
You're welcome, Jake. Occupational hazard; I work in the secretarial field and have for over30 years.
Don't blame the writer, Sam. Blame the editor. The spelling of macaron has been corrected.
Yes, clearly. And one missing letter does, of course, invalidate the entire review.
Many (not all) of the states Republicans won in the Senate last week were vulnerable seats for Democrats anyway. State politics are becoming closer aligned with how states vote in presidential elections, especially in off-year cycles. Each midterm election except for 1998 and 2002 in recent political history has thrown out the President's party. South Dakota and Alaska haven't voted for a Democrat for President since 1964. Montana hasn't since 1992. Louisiana and Arkansas last turned blue for Billy Clinton in 1996. As for Colorado, Mark Udall wasn't a particularly inspiring candidate; but he still held Garner under 50% of the vote. Another problem (which unfortunately didn't happen in NY) is the backlash to the so-called "war on women". It became more of a cliché slogan than a campaign strategy, in part b/c women can see when they are being pandered to. Telling women to vote for you b/c you support abortion rights is sexist. Women care about a helluva lot more than abortion (at least the women I know do). Minimum wage, child care subsidies, environment (anti-fracking and Keystone pipeline), health care, etc. But no no, by all means, women are singularly monolithic in their ideas and only care about the right to abortion. Right. Just like all men care about is the right to keep guns. That's one reason Wendy Abbott did so poorly in Texas. You can't repeat one idiotic slogan over and over. It doesn't work even for the Republicans. Also 2/3rds of eligible voters didn't vote.
Thanks a ton City Newspaper! I love the article....
Hard to trust your judgment on desserts when you clearly misspell "Macrons".....
Thank you for pointing that out, Laurie! It was a spelling mistake and has been corrected to "yolks."
If you haven't been to a Faergolzia you haven't truly lived. DO IT!!
With all respect to Laura Rebecca Kenyon and her story about eggs being added on to foods (a trend I also wish would die), the yellow part is a 'yolk'. A 'yoke' is a wooden crosspiece that is fastened over the necks of two animals and attached to the plow or cart that they are to pull.
" These red light cameras are causing some people to stop abruptly when the light turns yellow ".
If you are approaching any intersection then the "rule of thumb" is to slow down, cover the brake and proceed with caution if you have the right of way... So, if someone is following a car too closely through an intersection, with a light changing from Red to Yellow, and the person hits you from behind, then the rule of traffic code automatically finds the person that hit the car ahead of him/her at fault for following a vehicle too closely or not being in control of his/ her vehicle. Stop at the Red if necessary... if yellow take you chances but proceed very slowly. If the light is already red then stop...simple.
Craig R. Moffitt
" But the election's biggest surprise locally was the exceedingly close Congressional race between House Representative Louise Slaughter, a Democrat, and her Republican opponent, Gates Supervisor Mark Assini. Slaughter has a history of handily beating or outright trouncing her challengers.Slaughter appears to have won this year's race, too, but the election results won't be final for at least a week".
I believe the writer to have it wrong in his reasoning for the Republican wins locally. Most of us are no better off than 6 years ago with stagnant unemployment combined with jobs that should pay about $46,000 a year with some type of benefits toward the new employee....but no jobs in the last 6 years do pay a fair wage. Not that Funke, Slaughter, O'Brien or Assini have anything to do with creating jobs in Monroe County... because they do not create jobs but try to make the tax climate a little better for businesses to operate in Monroe County or Rochester. Jobs are created by a good business plan, product or service idea. I am not in favor of any COMIDA breaks.
In 2015 a Democratic County Executive will never win folks... never. Guess what ? The City is Democratic and the County is Republican. Same old, same old. But if we had one Metro Govt' our financial woes would lessen and our economy would get better very soon indeed. Or ..if the County and the City would start sharing more and more services and revenues it would also be a big relief to all in the form of money saved for all... the Morin - Ryan Tax Share Plan is not enough. And, the "balance" problem would be solved without any partisan shift by combining both parties into one Govt' for all of Rochester Monroe County in my opinion. Some would lose their jobs in local Govt' but the jobs created by the tax savings would be very large indeed. Voter have sent a message to all people in all Govt' that they are fed up with bickering and want results.
Craig R. Moffitt
These red light cameras are causing some people to stop abruptly when the light turns yellow. This dangerous action can cause an accident if the person behind is expecting to follow through the intersection. The cameras have undeniably CAUSED accidents!
Slow, "safe", selfish drivers may avoid red light tickets for themselves, but they are certainly not contributing to efficient traffic movement. They make the roads more dangerous for themselves and especially everyone else.
The message of the Red Light Cameras in NYS and Rochester is that it's OK to sometimes go through a red light, but you just have to PAY.
The article makes it sound like there was a small change in party control last week. In reality, the Dems took a bad beating. In the Senate, they had 22 seats up for election, and they lost 9(42%) of those seats while taking not a single one from the Reps. It meNs that Reid can no longer function as a one man filibuster machine. As for governors, they lost 4 of their 14 seats up for election (28%) while taking only one from the Reps. They now hold just over one third of the nation's governorships. Seems more than minor. In the state legislatures, the Reps now hold more than two thirds of the state chambers, a modern high. They also hold both the governorship and both chambers in 23 states, more than triple the number for the Dems(7). Hispanics provided Reps with a 9 point increase in their shre of the vote, and in conservative Texas, they split it with the Dems. Women gave 7 more share points to the Reps also, and it is the Dems with the gender gap, an enormous problem with males. By the way, Asians split their vote, also an improvement. It seems like only yesterday that Dems were claiming they would be the dominant party forever.
Moroninthehouse... well said and it makes sense. Send an email letter to Mayor Lovely Warren and City Council President. Make them bring it to the agenda as soon as possible as you have a great idea.
Craig R. Moffitt
May William Shatner goto this guys office and give him a beating for comparing apples to oranges...these guys were going thru worm holes, not using warp speeds...
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