The majority already speaks in the fact that 80% of us do NOT own guns. And yes, we need gun control. The idea that these laws only inconvenience law abiding citizens just isn't true. There are plenty of non-criminals who are stupid and careless and in need of control. The mother of the Sandy Hook shooter was not a criminal, but she sure was stupid and careless to continue to have guns in a home with a mentally ill son.
Te majority already speaks in the fact that 80% of us do NOT own guns. And yes, we need gun control. The idea that these laws only inconvenience law abiding citizens just isn't true. There are plenty of non-criminals who are stupid and careless and in need of control. The mother of the Sandy Hook shooter was not a criminal, but she sure was stupid and careless to continue to have guns in a home with a mentally ill son.
Cuomo allows O'Brien to make this an upstate/downstate issue for show, but O'Brien is his rubber stamp and toady like all NY democrats. Where was O'Brien's support of upstate on the gun law? He wouldn't even let his 'constituents ' comment on it before he voted on it.
Clint, you may disagree with what Slaughter has done in Congress, but anyone who has been elected to the House FOURTEEN times can hardly be accused of not representing the majority of voters in her district.
As to her dictating whatever it is that she’s dictated, you’d better elaborate. Last time I looked there were multiple levels of government and she represents just one of them in a small corner of the state.
Of course we have to. We live in the state. We're all New Yorkers, not just arrogant loud mouths from Queens and the Bronx.
Disapprove of gun ownership? Then by all means don't own one. Otherwise mind your own business.
Control nuts, not guns.
What next — a big fat taxpayer boondoggle to maintain all those horses and buggies? Or subsidizing a new pony express?
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@ Clint - I agree w/ you regarding the PAC, but otherwise I'd say things worked out rather swimmingly (save for not being able to demolish the atrocious buildings @ Main & Clinton)... We're still getting a transit terminal; MCC is moving to a location where it will be able to realize it's full potential while filling currently unused space and giving new life to the High Falls neighborhood; And a permanent train station is LONG overdue given the shortsightedness of razing the old station. It will spruce up an area that could certainly use it, perhaps paving the way for new investment.
Almost 145,000 passengers used the current Amtrak station in Rochester last year alone. Turn off Angry Man News and get your facts straight before you comment.
Sorry, but, although I love getting any money for projects, it is hard to celebrate this one! The truth is that Rep. Slaughter killed Ren Sq and this is the substitute. Rather than a PAC, MCC new campus and transit terminal in the middle of downtown, we get a train station and Greyhound bus station that few will use. Instead of downtown renovation, we get the project that will have no positive economic impact...all to satisfy the ego of someone that has ignored the calling of the House to REPRESENT and distorted it to instead, DICTATE! It is the House of Representatives, not House of Lords! So, lets celebrate the 27 million at the cost of the 240 million lost...not!
Under Cuomo NY has experienced the demise of 39,453 NY state businesses last year, Cuomo is raiding $1.75 billion from the reserves of the off-budget State Insurance Fund (SIF). Coumo can not even hold on to his democratic majority which is in the middle of a corruption scandal and pay-to-play politics. He has disenfranchised the Northern and Western part of New York with his SAFE Act.. He can’t make a decision, either way with respect to fracking. New York has the highest taxes in the nation, is the most indebted state, with 33 percent of income dedicated to borrowing. It is ranked as the least "business-friendly" state in the country and has the distinction of being the least free state in the union and is being termed the “Nanny State” with politicians legislating what we can eat and drink. 9% of the state’s 2000 population left for another state between 2000 and 2011 — the highest such figure in the nation," see the study by George Mason's libertarian-leaning Mercatus Center found. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/slav…
This is simply a symptom of decades of one party control in Rochester. The Democratic primary is the only election that matters, so you get either 'fake' Democrats like Tom Richards, who would be a Republican in any other town in Monroe County, or machine Democrats like Lovely Warren, who have no real convictions other than what it takes to win the Democratic primary. She switched her rhetoric on same-sex marriage ASAP after the grumbling started, proving she will say whatever she thinks voters want to hear. We need a genuine electoral alternative in Rochester. We need to start holding Democrats accountable for their decades of uninterrupted Imperial dominance in City Hall. What has it brought us? Whether we get a 'fake' Dem like Richards or a machine Dem like Warren, Rochestarians lose. We need viable alternatives if we want to have any chance of creating a prosperous future for ALL Rochestarians.
Her first response would seem to be the more authentic one. I would respect her more if she was more clear about her reservations, even if I disagreed with them, rather than saying what she thought people wanted to hear.
Thanks for the wikipedia research and report. I'm aware of the legality. I was pointing out that group marriage is significantly more complicated to legislate than gay marriage, and can't really be pushed under the same banner. My example was deliberately extreme but possible.
Good news ylem !!!! In 1878 the Supreme Court ruled that the 1862 congressional prohibition of polygamy was constitutional (Reynolds v. United States, 98 US 145). So you’re needlessly worrying about those "10 people all married to each other with kids, some in that group married to others in other groups". Perhaps your time would be better spent pondering the moral, legal and religious implications of humans marrying mermaids or space aliens.
I wonderif the "young man" she spoked to was also her pollster. What an embarrassingly obvious political flipflop. Richards supported gay marriage BEFORE it was law not after it became politically convenient (like after Warren got called out for her lack of support). Phony as a 3 dollar bill.
You're proposing a free-for-all. Virtually every law on the books would have to be redone to accomodate the possibility of extremely complicated relations (10 people all married to each other with kids, some in that group married to others in other groups...) We're talking about infeasible on a mathematical level here. Too complicated to justify, especially considering that most of the West just doesn't want it.
There is no good reason to deny that we must keep evolving until an adult, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, monogamy or polyamory, race, or religion is free to marry any and all consenting adults. The limited same-gender freedom to marry is a great and historic step, but is NOT full marriage equality, because equality "just for some" is not equality. Let's stand up for EVERY ADULT'S right to marry the person(s) they love. Get on the right side of history!
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