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Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episode 9: Talk Show, Balk Show

Trinity is a great performer was getting better and then she was send home ole please the show is fixed like most everything else in this fucked up world but Trinity has the look and can lip sink his ass off .and looks better than Rupaul so of course Rupaul would send him packing just because of trinity look what a fucked up show

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Posted by blondaman on 04/16/2014 at 1:35 AM

Re: “Democracy for sale

Citizens United did not do damage, it ended what was a blatantly anti-free speech law. The original purpose of so-called "campaign finance reform" was to restrict the ability of the National Rifle Association to run ads critical of politicians during campaigns. That was the stated goal, because Democrats then saw it as a way to get gun control-oriented politicians elected without the NRA being able to run ads critical of them.

What everyone forgets is that corporations are not just big companies, but a legal structure that is also used by a great deal of non-profits, such as the NRA. The NRA is a grassroots organization (it is not a front for gun manufacturers as many like to claim), and is a way for ordinary citizens to fight to protect their 2nd Amendment rights.

Thus, the idea that corporate political speech could be limited by laws was really a way to limit the free speech of regular citizens. The only way regular citizens can engage in speech on the same level as big companies is through forming organizations, often structured as corporations, that can raise money to spend on ads and fighting for the cause. The NRA does this regarding gun rights.

When Citizens United happened, many said that the Supreme Court may well have handed the presidency permanently over to the Republican party. We saw how well that went in 2012.

I am unsure regarding this current decision, and I don't believe there shouldn't be any laws regarding control of money in politics (for example unlimited donations to individual politicians), but not all legislation meant to control money in politics has been good, and if anything has been shown to do the opposite (such as the limitations placed via McCain-Feingold which Citizens United struck down which limited organizations like the NRA in terms of their ability to engage in political speech during campaigns).

For those that don't like the NRA, keep in mind it's the principle that is important, i.e. the ability of people, via grassroots organizations, to fight for causes and rights that they consider important. Other such issues can be LGBTQ rights, environmental issues, abortion rights, privacy rights, etc...

Posted by Kyle Blank on 04/16/2014 at 1:30 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episode 9: Talk Show, Balk Show

Honestly, my complaint, particularly in this episode, is the edit. Clearly they focused on Joslyn, who obviously bombed from what we saw. BUT, even Adore thought it was going to be between her and Trinity. The actual reactions that we do see seem to indicate that it really wasn't quite as horrendous as it was at the time. Hell, maybe the rest of her interview went pretty smoothly (if crude). To me, that means that the editing just got completely out of hand, emphasizing Joslyn's mistake because it was juicier for TV than the others.
And the drama in this Untucked episode was so ridiculously over-contrived.

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Posted by Nathan Carlyle on 04/15/2014 at 7:09 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episode 9: Talk Show, Balk Show

Trinity didn't put abortion or coming out of someone's private parts in her interview, which was totally disgusting by the way. She didn't say "Cool" when Cher's mother spoke about "The Depression"... There was so much bull going around on this episode it's pathetic. Yet Doo-Raul sends Trinity home. I'm done watching what I thought was the only show NOT tampered with.

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Posted by Jenn Athena on 04/15/2014 at 5:58 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episode 9: Talk Show, Balk Show

Trinity was totally robbed, I'm done with RPDR, something's fishy indeed. There was no way she should have been put up last night. Others screwed up the challenge and runway but still were safe? Trinity messed up the interview but rocked the runway flawless, yet was put up for elimination and sent home? PLEASE! Half of them weren't even dam animals, one said she was a panther mixed with a Mortal Combat character... WTF! Shouldn't you be able to tell what animal it was as they came out. How many had to explain what the hell they were? TRINITY WAS ROBBED! Rupaul and his drag race is obviously fixed.

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Posted by Jenn Athena on 04/15/2014 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Expanded services possible downtown

Another fee? I already pay association fees for my condo. How much is this fee going to be and why don't my taxes already cover this?

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Posted by Jane Ann on 04/15/2014 at 2:30 PM

Re: “Film Review: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Also, I wish CITY would allow another reviewer to tackle comic book hero movies, just for a change. Especially, considering this writer has demonstrated his disdain for them, and their audience, time after time.

Based on his wrap up of both his assumptions of the intended audience for both comic books and this movie (the tired jab about 15 year old boys), he's clearly not up to date with either the movie genre or the source material and the diversity of people who enjoy both.

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Posted by Kara Austin on 04/15/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: “The Heroic Enthusiasts

Our mistake. The mixing engineer The Heroic Enthusiasts contact was *Mick Guzauski,* a Rochester native who worked on Daft Punk's latest album "Random Access Memories."

Posted by Jake Clapp on 04/15/2014 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Expanded services possible downtown

i hope it works of course. obviously exclusive but who cares if it plants a seed. who will shop? where will they park? what will they sell? clean, well lit, safe, all essential ingredients. i thought most of the money was in the eastern burbs? what about eastview mall? a competitor?

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Posted by Jonathan Gates on 04/15/2014 at 12:13 PM

Re: “Film Review: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

You ought to try enjoying something before you die. You might find it suits you.

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Posted by Kara Austin on 04/15/2014 at 9:49 AM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 2: The Lion and the Rose . I uploaded in my blogs , if you like share for your friends in your facebook and twiter

Posted by Cryance Chirsten on 04/15/2014 at 8:57 AM

Re: ““Game of Thrones” Season 4, Episode 2: The Lion and the Rose

watch the necklace again, the right one is missing ;)

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Posted by Matan Landau on 04/15/2014 at 4:01 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episode 9: Talk Show, Balk Show

What the hell is Joslyn still doing in the competition? She is bringing nothing on the runway except cheese (and now meat). I feel like this show just drops people when they know that person's story arc is done. Trinity had nowhere else to go (in their eyes). She triumphed last week and overcame her self doubt, so boom!--her story is done and she goes.
I absolutely do not want to see another runway look from Joslyn. If she pulls out the Stephanie Seymour wedding dress from November Rain, I'm done.

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Posted by David Kawa on 04/15/2014 at 2:43 AM

Re: “All eyes on Ted O'Brien

At least O'Brien is allowed to break with his party on a couple issues... try to show some independence in the GOP, and they'll bring the hammer down on your head. Just ask Anthony Danielle and Ciaran Hanna in the County Leg. If you don't go along with the leadership's group think, be prepared to lose committee assignments, leadership posts, and most importantly, party campaign contributions.

This trend was started by the late Steve Minarik and now Bill Reilich is carrying on this heavy-handed tactic.

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Posted by Marc on 04/14/2014 at 9:16 AM

Re: “Film Review: "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

Superhero movies are entertainment, not art. And I find positives and negatives in both the Hollywood blockbuster films and the indie films. But as a summer popcorn film, "Captain America" did its job quite well. It is by far the most mature MCU film to date and evolves the character from a WWII propaganda piece to reflection of contemporary political espionage.

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Posted by Matt Marshall on 04/13/2014 at 11:48 AM

Re: “The Heroic Enthusiasts

Mick Kawalski [Daft Punk]?

Posted by enthusiast on 04/12/2014 at 5:16 PM

Re: “STAMP's location problem

This bonehead idea is a classic case of why government needs to get out of the pump priming "lets spend money to 'create' economic activity" game. The site for this park was chosen purely for political reasons, and makes absolutely no sense since it is not close to anything. When all is said and done, this thing will be a net drain on taxpayers. That $33 million should be refunded to taxpayers, and this thing should be mothballed.

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Posted by Animule on 04/12/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “STAMP's location problem

Suburban sprawl and reliance on the automobile for long distance commuting are hardly the way of the future – certainly not “A transformational opportunity” to quote Joe Morelle. The STAMP project is one example of this mindset, but NYS is also funding over $140M on the Kendrick Road/ Route 390 interchange for more single occupant vehicles going to the U of R and MCC. Some say that western NY is 10 years behind the times – the Interstate Highway Act was enacted in 1956. Most regions are now supporting existing infrastructure in urban areas – Eastman Business Park and Rochester Tech Park would be prime sites. - Paul Tankel

Posted by Paul Tankel on 04/12/2014 at 9:46 AM

Re: “A 21st century downtown

I wonder if people living in the city reading the appealing description of the apartments being planned might wonder why the significant tax breaks given to developers will demand rentals that are totally unaffordable to so many. Ironically it is their taxes that make most of that development possible. Would it be too much to ask that all this and other recent downtown residential redevelopment contain a fair mix of more affordable apartments. We wonder why the economic gap contributes so much to the effects of poverty and community distance. Bonnie CAnnan

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Posted by Bonnie Cannan on 04/11/2014 at 5:09 PM

Re: “East High is not alone, says Commissioner King

The arrogance of people like the Commissioner, who are likely part of the larger system that has for years made political decisions or supported those who did that never really addressed the underlying poverty or racism. No it does not mean poor children cannot learn what it does mean is that if you put up enough barriers and let urban communities deteriorate for years, reduce revenue sharing with local governments, further the wealthy with corporate welfare tax breaks, abandon progressive income taxing, segregate housing opportunities to favor the wealthy, what do you think will result?. It is also interesting that most private schools can decide not to accept the common core curriculum and can make local decisions as to how best to meet their students needs.

Could it be that there is another agenda which points to having the responsibility for public education shift to private sources where recent interest shown by Hedge funds could benefit? If you look at privatization efforts elsewhere, one of the strategies is to allow the decline of public services with limited ability to meet boarder needs of the increasingly poor communities . The need continues to increase and so on. Other factors including globalization,, millions of jobs lost to automation and huge tax breaks for the rich are like a vice that continues to squeeze and squeeze. Status quo politicians do not want to go up against the big businesses that fund them or speak truth to the public who often see especially as applies to education an increasingly desperate matter as they fear their children will be caught in a downward cycle of a lower standard of living Just now realizing how serious the economic future could be easily positions them to be caught with stark reality. Bonnie Cannan

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Posted by Bonnie Cannan on 04/11/2014 at 4:20 PM

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