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Re: “Rochester Lilac Festival announces changes including fencing, checkpoints

What does "check bags" mean? That seems to be a big issue. This is such a fundamental issue that it's in our nation's basic law. How is going to a festival consenting to a search? Has there been public discussion about this? Has the police department discussed this issue, the festival organizers, the Parks Department? I am curious if no one has raised legal issues and I wonder if we should.

It is not, if I need to say it, a problem with an individual's bags being checked, but a problem with not discussing the issue of why we have a protection from unwarranted searches in the Constitution.

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Posted by John on 04/09/2014 at 4:22 PM

Re: “Democracy for sale

As someone wisely said: "If you can afford to buy an election, you can afford to pay higher taxes."

Rev. Richard S. Gilbert

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Posted by Rsgilbert on 04/09/2014 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Democracy for sale

The New York Times Company, WMT Publications, Inc., and the thousands of for-profit corporations that we call the lamestream media have always been able to make unlimited in-kind political contributions. These contributions are completely unaccountable, so the value is unknown, but surely they amount to many billions of dollars every election cycle. I'll leave it to the reader to figure out which political party benefits almost exclusively from these unaccountable contributions.

The lamestream media hates the idea of sharing the First Amendment with the rest of us, simply because it hates the inexorable erosion of its own power and influence.

If you lobby for tax loopholes for your own pet special interests (say, solar energy), you can't very well complain when other citizens exercise the same right. The fact is, if you're honestly concerned about political corruption, the only rational response would be to limit government to its legitimate functions. The smaller the footprint, the less opportunity for favoritism and graft. That's an editorial that would make sense.

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Posted by b.d.g. on 04/09/2014 at 3:23 PM

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

"Evidence shows that with the right leadership, they work, he said."

And what evidence is that?

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Posted by Hilary Appelman on 04/09/2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Rochester International Film Festival 2014

Thank you City for the great preview of 16 short films to be screened Th-Sat, April 10-12 at Rochester International Film Festival- Dryden Theatre.. I like 'Shoestring tied together' on front page!
JMP

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Posted by JMB on 04/09/2014 at 12:15 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Teresa: Thank you for confirming that it was indeed Dave, the man who "killed Judy Garland." While watching the episode I wondered, but it seemed unlikely to me. I guess someone really likes being on this show...

Posted by Eric Rezsnyak on 04/09/2014 at 9:27 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Everything about this review was spot on, but I only have one critique. In terms of the partner challenge I placed their performance as following: Adore, Bianca, Trinity, Joslyn, Darienne, Courtney, Ben, Laganja *keeping their assigned personas in mind*.

(Darienne and Ben were funny but it was not like the exercise commercial which was pure comedy, this was selling products and Ru is very particular about challenges in which you sell products).

I will say Bianca and Trinity should have won (in addition to their amazing runway looks) because combined Laganja made it look bad. Yet I still think Darienne and Ben deserved the bottom two.

Posted by Jara Krys on 04/09/2014 at 7:23 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

I know Darienne is a hometown girl and all, but she is coming off as just plain unlikable, possibly due to the edits like you mentioned. But a few more episodes of nastiness, especially towards DeLa, and she'll run the risk of being this year's bully-Roxxy style.
That said--Hallelujah! Laganja is gone.

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Posted by David Kawa on 04/09/2014 at 12:21 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

I was at the Seattle showing last night, hosted by Jinkx. It was Dave in the back. He was also the one that heckled DeLa. Jerk.

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Posted by Teresa Demel on 04/08/2014 at 11:26 PM

Re: “Vargas calls for culture change in city schools

If this isn't a case of throwing a rock and hiding your hand, I don't know what is. This dismissive air of " I know it's bad. This is unacceptable" etc has past the expiration date years ago. This is all pretend to occupy the community's mind that something will get done. The powers that be like to create chaos to deter attention from the truth. Sadly, we all fall for it. Again. And again. Read closely: the people who make the decisions at the top should be held accountable for decisions made. Period. Don't act like its impossible to do this. It can be done. Why are teachers taking 90% of the blame nationwide for the downfall of education? Why would any person with a grain of common sense risk student loan debt, poor career prospects, a broken system, outrageous student behavior to come into the education field? Look for the nail in the coffin in the above article. Amazing.

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Posted by kamakazee78 on 04/08/2014 at 10:47 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Awesome review! Question to the public though-Am I the only one who thought the "sleeping guy" in the back with the sunglasses, who couldn't crack a smile, looked suspiciously like Dave (Jinkx's Navy partner from "Super Troopers" from last season)? Seriously, that's all I could see every time they showed him on camera.

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Posted by Celeste on 04/08/2014 at 9:05 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Great review! I feel like there aren't any real bitches left in the competition so Darienne, Courtney and Laganja had to suffer the editors creative efforts. Although (fake bitchyness or not) I'm getting really tired of Courtney, I love her completely outside of the competition but I feel like she's dragging down the show. The past 5 episodes the only worthwhile moment she gave me was that black&white runway look. I think the reason they're showing so little of her is because she's giving the editors very little to work with. In the little snippets she gets she's so dull, she needs to put that calculator away and give us something.

I felt really shocked at the episode 7 winners and losers as well. Although the cougar commercial was far from great and the voices where atrocious to listen to. At least it had the CUNT Rupaul is looking for. While the "mean girls" and "housewifes" commercials excelled in mediocracy (which in drag world is even worse than being bad). IMO it was definitely the housewifes that gave the worst commercial. During shooting AND in the final result. Of all commercials this was the only one that would make me put my adblock on, the others where at least ... intriguing. But I felt that this shouldn't have been a team elimination, it should have been Laganja vs Joslyn or Courtney hopefully sending Ganja home. UNLESS of course they already planned from advance that this was going to be the episode in which they wouldn't eliminate anyone (last season it also happened in episode 7) and therefore put Darienne and Dela in the bottom. Play a song in which they knew Darienne would outstage Dela, of course they had to keep Dela since she has been the strongest competitor up untill that point and didn't even do that bad during the episode. But that theory would insinuate scripting and I would never accuse drag race of that ;)

Although I hope this will be the last time they did that, it's getting boring and predictable. I would have prefered them bringing back an eliminated queen (preferably Kelly Mantle) over this very fake "you where both so good I can't choose, so I'm gonna keep ya both" drama. Perhaps with an entire episode in which they have all eliminated queens fight for a place back in the competition (instead of just randomly picking one).

Than came episode 8, the first episode in which Dela actually showed weakness. And how. A complete unexpected bomb. Being read on both performance and runway. While she should have been in her element in this challenge. It seems like she fell deep off her high horse after that episode 7 wake-up call. I hope she can pull herself together.

At this point I really have no idea who's gonna reach top 3. I feel like it could be anyone, only Bianca seems to be sure of top 3 (or is that what they want us to believe). ALL of this seasons comedy queens (Dela, Darienne, Bianca) are still in the competition so because of versatility reasons I feel like one of them might be going home very soon. Probably Darienne, although I love her she's the "always number two" in this competition. Even in the ONLY challenge she won so far, she only won because Dela was in the overall losing team and therefore couldn't win. But I truelly admire Darienne's spirit. Even though she always seems to be in the shadow, she's a fighter. If you dare to push her down she will get up and roll all over you!

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Posted by tamo on 04/08/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Carlos! Thank you for pointing out that error! It has been corrected in the blog.

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Posted by Eric Rezsnyak on 04/08/2014 at 4:25 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

::cough::cough:: Exposé - Point of no return

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Posted by Carlos Sebastian on 04/08/2014 at 4:10 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Awesome review. Pretty much spot on with everything, though I just can't seem to get on Team Courtney. I feel like she's pulling a Detox and just sort of sliding from competition to competition, and not really showing any fire or passion. Plus the editors seem to be giving her a rather unflattering edit, considering they hardly even showed her once during the Snatch Game / Rapping challenges and seem to be focusing on her digs towards Joslyn.

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Posted by Jason on 04/08/2014 at 2:01 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

Fantastic recap! As awesome as P!nk is, boo on the bar. You HAVE to watch this week's Untucked(s)! Especially episode 8.

If you're not watching Untucked, you're not doing drag. (Said with love in Alaska's voice).

Posted by cbc-cca on 04/08/2014 at 1:20 PM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

darling don't feel bad! Even in the US logo is blocking their website so that people have no choice but to buy the stupid app phone. LAME! And I agree, great review.

Check project free tv and watch the episodes 2 or 3 days later (for free)!

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Posted by Hermes Olympio on 04/08/2014 at 9:21 AM

Re: ““RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 6, Episodes 7 & 8: Rupersize Me

This is the best review on the internet and I live for it because we don't get to see it in Australia (Thanks Logo)!

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Posted by Philip Wong on 04/08/2014 at 3:08 AM

Re: “Vargas calls for culture change in city schools

When you have 20-30 years (some people say 40-50 years) of failure in the RCSD, the only conclusion one can draw is that this system is rotten to the core. We keep having the same conversation year after year, but things never get better. In fact, they get worse. "Culture change", yeah right.

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Posted by Vince Felder on 04/07/2014 at 7:46 PM

Re: “Has the city school district hit bottom?

http://www.rochestersubway.com/topics/2014/04/vision-quest-community-school-rochester-ny/#more-8096
we don't need more money, we need more freedom.

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Posted by Vision Quest Community School on 04/07/2014 at 4:44 PM

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