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whatever

Schenectady, NY

#18348 Mar 26, 2013
Rice Is Right wrote:
Sure, I'm going to vote. This is a big one. The Democrats will be out in force and will vie for, if not win, most of the seats at all levels. The most important person to VOTE FOR is KATHLEEN RICE. She has proven herself capable and trustworthy enough to take over the State Attorney General's position. She will enhance our justice system, be tough on whatever crimes have priority, also take care of the so-called minor offenses. Drunk drivers, beware. White collar criminals, take notice. Gangstas, watch out. Law-abiding citizens, rejoice!
crazy!!!!
Anyone

New York, NY

#18351 Mar 26, 2013
Waste of time!!
81 sex offenders

Matawan, NJ

#18352 Mar 26, 2013
Anyone wrote:
Waste of time!!
not enough room for full story
Village Cleared for Not Serving Hells Angels
By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN
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CHICAGO (CN)- Two Hells Angels bikers cannot contest an unofficial ban against them from bars and restaurants in a small Illinois village, a federal judge ruled.
Gary Kohlman and Allen Roberts, who belong to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, claimed that the mayor of Midlothian, a small village 25 miles south of Chicago, and its police chief, ordered local restaurants and bars to refuse them service because of their Hells Angels' membership and because they wear the gang's insignia and logos.
Federal and state law enforcement classify Hells Angels one of four outlaw motorcycle gangs in the United States, calling the club a conduit for criminal activity.
Midlothian Police Chief Vince Schavone felt the same way, and the officials together claimed that 20 years of bomb threats and police harassment from the Hells Angels left them with a "guarded view" of it and other motorcycle clubs that congregate in Midlothian, including the Axemen and the Tunnel Rats.
U.S. District Judge Blanche Manning framed the policy in question as follows: "Although it is not mandated by a Village ordinance, a number of bars in Midlothian prohibit patrons from displaying motorcycle club colors. These so-called 'no-colors' policies are presumably employed to reduce the potential for conflict between members of rival clubs."
"On the other hand, some Midlothian bars and clubs welcome bikers wearing their colors," she added. "For example, Jack's Place has no dress code and has never turned away a customer wearing motorcycle club colors."
But Kohlman and Roberts claimed the village is stamping out these bars with a vengeance. For example, Schavone threatened Jon Plowman, a co-owner of O'Leary's Pub, with revocation of his liquor license unless he banned "colors" in O'Leary's, they argue.
In his deposition, Plowman recalled Schavone's ominous words:
"This is not baseball," Schavone allegedly said. "You do not get three strikes. This will be your only warning. Get rid of the Hells Angels or I will get rid of you."
The bikers argued that this latent policy infringed Hells Angels' rights to equal protection, free speech and free assembly.
Although the court found that the plaintiffs had proved the state-action requirement for a constitutional civil rights case, it rejected all of their constitutional claims, beginning with the alleged denial of equal protection.
"Members of a motorcycle club do not belong to a protected class [such as a race or religion]," Manning wrote. As such, Kohlmann could prevail only by proving that "the state treated him differently than other similarly situated individuals and [...] there [was] no rational basis for the different treatment."
But "the plaintiffs fail to [demonstrate] that specific similarly situated individuals" - namely, members of other motorcycle clubs - "were treated differently," the ruling states.
Kohlman and Roberts' First Amendment claims suffered similar fates.
The First Amendment protects only "expressive conduct" that conveys a "particularized message [that] would be understood by those who viewed it," Manning explained.
But at his deposition, Roberts said he would not "expect anyone who is not a member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club to know what message [his insignia were] sending."
Because of this lack of expressive aims, the Hells Angels are not, as an organization, protected by the Free Assembly clause.
When Papa T's bar in Midlothian denied service to Kohlman and
The judge declined to assess whether Hells Angels is a club or a gang, noting that "there is no constitutional right to 'social association.'"
"The court appreciates that the plaintiffs are dissatisfied with the defendants' negative views of the Hells Angels," Manning wrote. "Nevertheless, the evidence identified by the plaintiffs is insufficient to create a triable issue of fact."
Hagaman Pickle Pirate

Garden City, NY

#18353 Mar 26, 2013
Jim Carrey, what a hollywood has been, he couldn't shine Charlton Hestons' shoes. Go back under your rock, Pet Detective!
rumagujuna

Fredonia, NY

#18354 Mar 26, 2013
Vote for rocco vasspucci. VERY VERY OLD SCHOOL!!!
Insane Rants

Danielson, CT

#18355 Mar 26, 2013
....and the beat goes on.
Hagaman Pickle Pirate

Garden City, NY

#18356 Mar 27, 2013
.......play on drummer
sos

Massena, NY

#18357 Mar 27, 2013
It's sad how ignorant republicans really are.They criticize Obama for taking vacations and refuse to admit he's no where close to the amount of vacation time bush the younger took.At the same stage in his administration,shrubby had taken way more time off then Obama has.Then again,the truth has always been anathema to republicans and their toadies.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#18358 Mar 27, 2013
sos wrote:
It's sad how ignorant republicans really are.They criticize Obama for taking vacations and refuse to admit he's no where close to the amount of vacation time bush the younger took.At the same stage in his administration,shrubby had taken way more time off then Obama has.Then again,the truth has always been anathema to republicans and their toadies.
George W. Bush spent 32 months at his ranch (490 days) or Camp David (487 days) an average of four months away every year.

Time off doesn't mean goofing off. President Bush, for example, met with a variety of foreign leaders at his ranch. It was the considered the other White House. You can not compare the expense of constant traveling that obama does, with the huge entourage that requires two giant C-130s to transport, even when he goes to the next state. Bush worked from his ranch, obama leads a Royal lifestyle that even Kings can't afford these days, just obama, on the taxpayers dime. The entire Royal familys' household budget was 75 million

The white house budget is 1.2 Billions and rising, but let's close the tour there for children, and keep it open for Beyonce and JayZee. Hypocrites.
ricki

Rochester, NY

#18359 Mar 27, 2013
Jim layhe is a drunk bastard.Whowould elect him.
Bubbles

Danielson, CT

#18361 Mar 27, 2013
Would you vote for a man that pissed himself?

Well, maybe in Gloversville.
Edna Snodgrass

Danielson, CT

#18362 Mar 27, 2013
81 sex offenders wrote:
<quoted text>not enough room for full story
Village Cleared for Not Serving Hells Angels
By JACK BOUBOUSHIAN
ShareThis
CHICAGO (CN)- Two Hells Angels bikers cannot contest an unofficial ban against them from bars and restaurants in a small Illinois village, a federal judge ruled.
Gary Kohlman and Allen Roberts, who belong to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, claimed that the mayor of Midlothian, a small village 25 miles south of Chicago, and its police chief, ordered local restaurants and bars to refuse them service because of their Hells Angels' membership and because they wear the gang's insignia and logos.
Federal and state law enforcement classify Hells Angels one of four outlaw motorcycle gangs in the United States, calling the club a conduit for criminal activity.
Midlothian Police Chief Vince Schavone felt the same way, and the officials together claimed that 20 years of bomb threats and police harassment from the Hells Angels left them with a "guarded view" of it and other motorcycle clubs that congregate in Midlothian, including the Axemen and the Tunnel Rats.
U.S. District Judge Blanche Manning framed the policy in question as follows: "Although it is not mandated by a Village ordinance, a number of bars in Midlothian prohibit patrons from displaying motorcycle club colors. These so-called 'no-colors' policies are presumably employed to reduce the potential for conflict between members of rival clubs."
"On the other hand, some Midlothian bars and clubs welcome bikers wearing their colors," she added. "For example, Jack's Place has no dress code and has never turned away a customer wearing motorcycle club colors."
But Kohlman and Roberts claimed the village is stamping out these bars with a vengeance. For example, Schavone threatened Jon Plowman, a co-owner of O'Leary's Pub, with revocation of his liquor license unless he banned "colors" in O'Leary's, they argue.
In his deposition, Plowman recalled Schavone's ominous words:
"This is not baseball," Schavone allegedly said. "You do not get three strikes. This will be your only warning. Get rid of the Hells Angels or I will get rid of you."
The bikers argued that this latent policy infringed Hells Angels' rights to equal protection, free speech and free assembly.
Although the court found that the plaintiffs had proved the state-action requirement for a constitutional civil rights case, it rejected all of their constitutional claims, beginning with the alleged denial of equal protection.
"Members of a motorcycle club do not belong to a protected class [such as a race or religion]," Manning wrote. As such, Kohlmann could prevail only by proving that "the state treated him differently than other similarly situated individuals and [...] there [was] no rational basis for the different treatment."
But "the plaintiffs fail to [demonstrate] that specific similarly situated individuals" - namely, members of other motorcycle clubs - "were treated differently," the ruling states.
Kohlman and Roberts' First Amendment claims suffered similar fates.
The First Amendment protects only "expressive conduct" that conveys a "particularized message [that] would be understood by those who viewed it," Manning explained.
But at his deposition, Roberts said his farts stink really bad.
Because of this lack of expressive aims, the Hells Angels are not, as an organization, protected by the Free Assembly clause.
When Papa T's bar in Midlothian denied service to Kohlman and
The judge declined to assess whether Hells Angels is a club or a gang, noting that "there is no constitutional right to 'social association.'"
"The court appreciates that the plaintiffs are dissatisfied with the defendants' negative views of the Hells Angels," Manning wrote. "Nevertheless, the evidence identified by the plaintiffs is insufficient to create a triable issue of fact."
So what?
Bubba

Broadalbin, NY

#18363 Mar 28, 2013
last year the taxpayers paid $85,000 for telephone fees , $ 60,000 on travel for W. Bush with a total of 1.3 million for him last year ... we spent close to 3.7 million for 4 ex presidents and 1 presidential widow last year ...

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#18364 Mar 28, 2013
Bubba wrote:
last year the taxpayers paid $85,000 for telephone fees ,$ 60,000 on travel for W. Bush with a total of 1.3 million for him last year ... we spent close to 3.7 million for 4 ex presidents and 1 presidential widow last year ...
Politicians looking for savings to deal with the national debt crisis should perhaps start by working from home.
Barack Obama and his family cost the taxpayer $1.4billion per year, according to a recently published book.


By contrast, the British Royal Family costs less than $60million each year.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22103...

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#18365 Mar 28, 2013
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)
"Americans should be outraged that President Obama is planning to usurp the Constitutional authority of the United States Congress and grant amnesty by edict to 1 million illegal aliens," King said in a statement. "There is no ambiguity in Congress about whether the DREAM Act's amnesty program should be the law of the land. It has been rejected by Congress, and yet President Obama has decided that he will move forward with it anyway. President Obama, an ex constitutional law professor, whose favorite word is audacity, is prepared to violate the principles of Constitutional Law that he taught.

"The American people have rejected amnesty because it will erode the Rule of Law. In much the same way, I believe the American people will reject President Obama for his repeated efforts to violate the Constitutional separation of powers."
maggots

Bellevue, WA

#18366 Mar 28, 2013
juice
nac

Patchogue, NY

#18367 Mar 28, 2013
The only benefit to amnesty for illegals will be the end of the Republican party.

Only problem? It would give the equally corrupt Democrats unlimited power to turn us into a European, completely broke nanny state. Next stop... raiding YOUR bank account to fund your King Obama's luxury.

Far fetched? Nope! It's happening in Cyprus.

If you support Republicans or Democrats... YOU SUPPORT government theft of private savings.

It is time for YOU to WAKE UP!

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#18368 Mar 28, 2013
nac wrote:
The only benefit to amnesty for illegals will be the end of the Republican party.
Only problem? It would give the equally corrupt Democrats unlimited power to turn us into a European, completely broke nanny state. Next stop... raiding YOUR bank account to fund your King Obama's luxury.
Far fetched? Nope! It's happening in Cyprus.
If you support Republicans or Democrats... YOU SUPPORT government theft of private savings.
It is time for YOU to WAKE UP!
The answer is simple, Taxed Enough Already. Term limits, and do not vote for incumbants of either party, they will start to get the message, no more career politicians, power corrupts! Don't allow any of them long enough to get comfortable, serve and then go back to work in civilian life , like the rest of us.
Irwin

Danielson, CT

#18369 Mar 29, 2013
The only exception of course would be Israel. We should increase our aid to Israel and provide them with the latest weaponry.
Bill - Big Bear

Broadalbin, NY

#18370 Mar 29, 2013
nac wrote:
The only benefit to amnesty for illegals will be the end of the Republican party.
Only problem? It would give the equally corrupt Democrats unlimited power to turn us into a European, completely broke nanny state. Next stop... raiding YOUR bank account to fund your King Obama's luxury.
Far fetched? Nope! It's happening in Cyprus.
If you support Republicans or Democrats... YOU SUPPORT government theft of private savings.
It is time for YOU to WAKE UP!
why not let the american indians make the laws for aliens ....

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