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Re: “WEDNESDAY EVENING UPDATE: Slaughter holding on to slight lead

A constitutional originalist / anonymous cut-paste-tea-partier has a point about money in politics, but I find it ironic that the people who shout loudest about the constitution turn a blind eye toward GOP voter suppression in the name of stopping non-existent "voter fraud". - Matt (actual name)

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Posted by Matthew Ehlers on 11/05/2014 at 3:29 PM

Re: “WEDNESDAY EVENING UPDATE: Slaughter holding on to slight lead

What are we, Florida?

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Posted by Matthew Ehlers on 11/05/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Cuomo says fracking report due by year's end

ban it now. learn from all polluted bankrupt PA which just elected a DEMOCRAT in response to GOP failed fracking false promises and lies. LEARN SOMETHING FOR A 'CHANGE'!

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Posted by BANFRACKINGNOW on 11/05/2014 at 2:18 PM

Re: “The D&C's new newsroom

I, for one, can guarantee you with certainty, that if you locate and print the presidents college transcripts, or Lois Lerners emails, your circulation would skyrocket, and therefore your jobs would remain intact.

Have a go at it, would you please?

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Posted by A constitutional originalist on 11/05/2014 at 2:05 PM

Re: “The D&C's new newsroom

The independent weekly, Seven Days, in Burlington, VT ran an article that gave insight into what's going on at Gannett papers. It's not pretty. Plus, I'd like to know what a non-Gannett stockholder has to say about this. http://m.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2014/10/30/media-note-free-press-lays-off-higher-ed-reporter

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Posted by muzenews on 11/05/2014 at 1:54 PM

Re: “Close race with Slaughter introduces Mark Assini to the nation

"I believe that the Republican Party used to be liberal and the Democratic Party used to be conservative,"

Liberal means different things to different people and it's a misleading label that should not be used. The root of liberal means liberty, and the big government statist politician of the Democrat party works to defeat individual liberty at every chance. As does the RINO who works only to further the ends of the Democrat party and we know there are many of them.

The Republican party *was* the party standing for civil rights, the party that freed the slaves and that cannot be denied. The Democrats had former KKK members in power in congress up to just a few years ago.

Please learn your history; don't take my word for it.

To say they 'swapped' ideeology over time cannot be supported by evidence.

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Posted by A constitutional originalist on 11/05/2014 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Close race with Slaughter introduces Mark Assini to the nation

To the person who wrote the first post, I believe that the Republican Party used to be liberal and the Democratic Party used to be conservative, and that their positions swapped with time. Just because the names are the same doesn't mean that today's Republican Party, or Democratic Party, are the same as those of earlier times.

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Posted by Anonymous on 11/05/2014 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Good souls: Cemetery care often falls to volunteers

Cool story.....I am now headed to Mt Hope to enjoy the day and see some stones!

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Posted by Kwai Chang on 11/05/2014 at 12:05 PM

Re: “Election results: Slaughter's squeaker, Cuomo wins, Funke unseats O'Brien

Take care of the people in NYS in what manner, may I ask? Are they taking care of hard working middle class folks who pay almost 40 percent in taxes, most of which are state taxes? Home owners who pay through the nose in school and property taxes? Small business owners? Oh, wait... they take care of welfare recipients who don't work, garbage who come here from other states to take a chunk of our hard earned money, and think we are all idiots and suckers for actually getting out of bed in the morning and go to WORK! We have the highest taxes in the country and the most rediculous welfare laws. The criminal and the lazy man are well more respected than the working man. Other states give their deadbeats one way tickets to NYS because the whole country knows NYS will welcome them with open arms. Is that taking care of the people of NYS? No, that is called disrespecting and punishing all the people of NYS who actively contribute to our economy, and rewarding those who suck our resources and abuse their privaledges...who want to remain dependent and live off of the good works of others. Those are the people who love Democrats and who are loved by the Democrats for keeping them in office. Democrats are not friends of those who work hard and want to prosper. They are wolves in sheep's clothing. Their jobs are to keep people down, refrain from thinking for themselves, and maintain control over the populous. They cannot maintain control over those that don't need them and are able to provide for themselves. The more you need them, the more they can control you and interfere in your lives...take away your freedoms and rights.

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Posted by ln on 11/05/2014 at 12:01 PM

Re: “WEDNESDAY EVENING UPDATE: Slaughter holding on to slight lead

Does anyone at this "news" paper actually do any of their own reporting?

"WXXI reports..."

"the Democrat and Chronicle says..."

Is anyone at City doing any work themselves? I'm better off just looking to any other coverage in Rochester, since apparently that's good enough for the City news department...

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Posted by George on 11/05/2014 at 11:59 AM

Re: “WEDNESDAY EVENING UPDATE: Slaughter holding on to slight lead

Wow, terrible that it is so close but this is a very blue disstrict.

So Slaughter's 1mln$ in money against Assini's ~150k$ tells a brutal tale; the people have indeed spoken and we want big government statists to be shown the door.

I sure hope the GOP has good monitors watching this absentee count.

And as for the recount, let this not be just like the almost certainly fraudulent Franken win.

If there is anyone in the house that needs to go, it is Slaughter. This would be a great defeat for the conservative that wants to see the constitution restored!

"U.S Constitution, Article I, Section VII, Clause II.

Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States; If he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his Objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the Objections at large on their Journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such Reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the Bill, it shall be sent, together with the Objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a Law. But in all such Cases the Votes of both Houses shall be determined by Yeas and Nays, and the Names of the Persons voting for and against the Bill shall be entered on the Journal of each House respectively… "

Obamacare is unconstitutional, thanks in large part to this detestable power grabbing "representative".

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Posted by A constitutional originalist on 11/05/2014 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Close race with Slaughter introduces Mark Assini to the nation

I wonder what election results would look like if High Schools taught actual history -- like Republicans being the party that ran on, fought for, bled for, and freed the slaves. And the KKK being the paramilitary arm of the Democrats. How the civil rights acts of the 60s were advocated by Republicans for years and thwarted by Democrats. And George Wallace and Bull Connor being Democrats, while Martin Luther King was a fervent Republican....I wonder how things might shake out if it were widely known how much of what kids are taught in schools was total crap....

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Posted by A constitutional originalist on 11/05/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Election results: Slaughter's squeaker, Cuomo wins, Funke unseats O'Brien

Yeah, republicans have no shot at the governors seat or assembly. They have redistricted control of the senate but that won't last. Guess what, we take care of people in NYS. I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Posted by Philip Gigliotti on 11/05/2014 at 10:21 AM

Re: “Election results: Slaughter's squeaker, Cuomo wins, Funke unseats O'Brien

" She voted for the Affordable Care Act and continues to support it."

Uh huh. No. She didn't just support it, she was in fact instrumental in getting it rammed through by the unconstitutional Slaughter rule that allowd the bill from the senate to be "deemed" as passed when it was not voted on.

That is your Democrat party folks, ruling as tyrants and passing legislation by procedural deception. Ramming an unpopular bill through reconcilation and violating the constitution and tier oath of office. All of this sheparded by this detestable woman.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748703909804575123512773070080?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052748703909804575123512773070080.html

"So at the Speaker's command, New York Democrat Louise Slaughter, who chairs the House Rules Committee, may insert what's known as a "self-executing rule," also known as a "hereby rule." Under this amazing procedural ruse, the House would then vote only once on the reconciliation corrections, but not on the underlying Senate bill. If those reconciliation corrections pass, the self-executing rule would say that the Senate bill is presumptively approved by the House—even without a formal up-or-down vote on the actual words of the Senate bill."

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Posted by A constitutional originalist on 11/05/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Close race with Slaughter introduces Mark Assini to the nation

We can only hope that the demographics of the absentee ballots differs enough from the general voting population that we finally get rid of Slaughter. Maybe a lot of military and travelling suburban business people. Keep your fingers crossed, as it is long past time that she was taken off this gravy train. If Assini loses by such a small nuber in th end, the sad part will be that he had so little financial support from the Rep party and yet was able to come so close.

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Posted by Michael on 11/05/2014 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Election results: Slaughter's squeaker, Cuomo wins, Funke unseats O'Brien

I will be happy to see Louise go into retirement as she has had plenty of time in office. It is time for change. I am unhappy that Funke took the seat in the senate as he is a great person but has no experience. So... at the Federal Level we will have Republican Majorities in the Senate and House but still have a Democratic President. The fight in Govt' will go on to "no good end".


Meanwhile we still pay $3.34 per gal. of gas; and, food prices are very high while Danny Wegman drives around in a $4 mil. dollar car ?

I ran out of gas yesterday in my truck yesterday on my way back home from work at my $ 8.00 per hour job in Monroe County where Monroe County property taxes are about $9.00 per thousand assessed; $17.00 per thousand school taxes; $2.80 per thousand fire district taxes; $1.21 per thousand town taxes and 8.5 % State, County and Town Rev. Tax share; and, local mortgage tax on a $105,000 assessed value home. Will the changes from Election Day yesterday make any difference ? We shall see ?

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Posted by crm135790 on 11/05/2014 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Election results: Slaughter's squeaker, Cuomo wins, Funke unseats O'Brien

I am truly disheartened at the news of Cuomo winning another term. So sad for the NYS economy. So sad for all of us who hoped to have the Safe Act repealed. So sad for all of us tax payers who will continue to be bled dry by the laws instituted by the Democrats in office and by subsidizing the welfare recipients who are welcomed with open arms by NYS from their own home states that refuse them aide. I truly wish NYC would just separate from the rest of NYS. They just want to drag the rest of the state down with them. Their ideals just do not match the majority of folks in the rest of the state. They have a totally different mentality. They favor socialism and government hand-outs. We favor fiscal responsibility and limiting government intervention. NYS has become a beacon to everyone across the nation who want to get something for nothing. Who want to remain dependent on the government and are waiting for handouts. Our businesses are leaving the state. Our tax payers are moving out. Our homeowners are moving out. Look at our paychecks, people! Just see how much taxes are taken out to support those that CHOOSE to not support themselves. It is becoming harder and harder for hard-working people and homeowners to live in NYS, and easier and easier for those who want YOUR hard earned money to live off of. We are headed down a slippery slope with Cuomo still in power.

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Posted by ln on 11/05/2014 at 4:19 AM

Re: “Election results: Slaughter's squeaker, Cuomo wins, Funke unseats O'Brien

*crickets*

I think the rest of Rochester media is stealing your thunder, City.

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Posted by George on 11/04/2014 at 10:43 PM

Re: “Cuomo deserves our vote

Deserves our vote? Possibly the worst example of distortion in print that I have ever read. Shameful.

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Posted by kamakazee78 on 11/03/2014 at 10:47 PM

Re: “O'Brien has earned a second term

I get it that O'Brien is principled but from a political standpoint he really screwed the pooch with his support for the SAFE act. In the 55th Senate district? His re-election bid would have been a tough one in this cycle regardless, but if I had to pick out one key reason why I think he's most likely to lose his job tomorrow, that's it.

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Posted by Lincoln DeCoursey on 11/03/2014 at 10:46 PM

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