New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called into "The Capitol Pressroom" radio show last Friday morning and the liberal leader made it clear just what he thinks about conservatives and pro-lifers:
"The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act. It was voted for by moderate Republicans who run the Senate! Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are."
Andrew Cuomo was born in Queens, New York, the eldest son of Matilda and Governor Mario Cuomo. His parents are both of Italian descent; his paternal grandparents were from Nocera Superiore and Tramonti in South Italy, while his maternal grandparents were both from Sicily.
Aside from the arrogance of Cuomo's statement, it seems to me that it is also prejudiced. At a time when businesses and citizens are moving out of New York due to excessive state and local taxes, the timing of his ridiculous remark is unbelievably bad. Witness the numerous ads now permeating the air waves inviting new businesses to move to a tax free area in New York (ala Michigan ads that are doing the same thing ((read Detroit))).
I wonder how the public would have reacted had some other politician stated that Italians (read Mafia) had no place in New York? Even better, how long do you think it would have taken race-baiter Al Sharpton to react if Cuomo had stated that Blacks have no place in New York?
|Phraya Nakhon Cave, Thailand|
The News As I See It: As reported Monday, the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks advanced to the Super Bowl and both teams are from the two states where recreational marijuana is legal. As pizza delivery men put it, "Pray for us."
Beyoncé performed at Michelle Obama’s 50th birthday party last Saturday night. Yep, there's no easier way for a woman to turn 50 than having to spend your party watching the men looking at Beyoncé.
The former president of Trader Joe's is opening a store that sells only expired food. The new store will be known as 7-Eleven.
Kanye West is in trouble after allegedly assaulting an 18-year-old. You know, if Kanye is going to beat up a teenager, couldn’t it be Justin Bieber?
Obama is getting serious about this NSA spying scandal. He told the nation that the NSA will not be used "for the purpose of suppressing or burdening criticism or dissent." He's right, that's what the IRS is for.
This Date In History: 1901; Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 63 years (the 4th longest among longest-reigning monarchs and the longest for queens).
1905; 500 workers were killed by the Czar's troops in "Bloody Sunday" in St. Petersburg. 1938; Thornton Wilder's play Our Town first performed publicly in Princeton, New Jersey.
1973; Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at age 64. 1973; The Supreme Court legalized some abortions in Roe v. Wade. 1997; The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state.
Picture Of The Day: Waterfall Walkway, St. Beatus Caves, Switzerland.
Printable Things I Never Told You: 1) I can do 50-100 pushups depending on how many weeks you give me. 2) Yes, your honor, I did, but in my defense she was screaming loudly and I thought she had been stung by a jellyfish. I washed it right off. 3) Apparently my girlfriend believes that if she didn't tell me where to turn when I’m driving, I’d just keep going straight until I hit an ocean. 4) And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world. Then, he made the earth round and laughed and laughed..... 5) Nothing says "My divorce didn't go as planned " quite like the guy with grocery bags hanging on the sides of his bicycles handlebars.....and that's five !
Today's Horoscope: Aquarius - January 22nd: You have many more years ahead of you. Your brother is heavy, no matter what you hear on the radio today.
Birthdays: My friends Jenny and Stevi - Happy birthday girls! 19XX, Francis Bacon, philosopher 1561, John Winthrop, colonial governor 1588, Andre Marie Ampere, physicist 1775, George Gordon Noel Byron, poet 1788, August Strindberg, dramatist 1849, Beatrice Potter Webb, socialist, economist 1858, D.W. Griffith, filmmaker 1880, U Thant, U.N. statesman 1909, Bill Bixby, actor, TV director 1934, Diane Lane, actress 1965.
The AREA 51 Retirement Home Bar And Grill:
A man was walking by the Job Center in downtown Toronto and saw a sign advertising for a Gynecologist's Assistant. Interested, he went in and asked the clerk for details. The clerk pulled up the file and read, "The job entails getting the ladies ready for the gynecologist."
The clerk continued, "You have to help the women out of their underwear, lay them down and carefully wash their private regions. Then, apply shaving foam and gently shave off the hair. Finally. you rub in soothing oils so they're ready for the gynecologist's examination. The annual salary is 84,000 and you'll have to go to Winnipeg."
The man said, "Good grief, it gets so cold there at this time of the year. Is that where the job is?" The clerk replied, "No sir, that's where the end of the line is right now."
A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation in Jerusalem. While they were there, the wife passed away. The undertaker told the husband, "You can have her buried here in the Holy Land for $150 or we can have her shipped back home for $5,000.
The husband thought about it and told the undertaker he would have her shipped back home. The undertaker asked him, "Why would you spend $5,000 to have her shipped home when you could have a beautiful burial here, and it would only cost $150?"
The husband replied, "Long ago, a man died here, was buried here and three days later, he rose from the dead. I just can’t take that chance!"
|Hang-En Cave, Vietnam|
The Hits Just Keep On Coming: My thanks to my friends Linda and Mike for their contributions to today's stories.
Fred came home drunk one night, slid into bed beside his sleeping wife and fell into a deep slumber. He awoke before the Pearly Gates, where St. Peter said, " You died in your sleep, Fred."
Fred was stunned. "I'm dead? No, I can't be! I've got too much to live for. Send me back!" St. Peter said, "I'm sorry, but there's only one way you can go back, and that is as a chicken." Fred was devastated, but begged St. Peter to send him to a farm near his home.
The next thing he knew, he was covered with feathers, clucking and pecking the ground. A rooster strolled past. "So, you're the new hen, huh? How's your first day here?" Fred replied, "Not too bad, but I have this strange feeling inside. Like I'm gonna explode!" The rooster explained, "You're ovulating. Don't tell me you've never laid an egg before?" Fred said, "Never."
The rooster said, "Well, just relax and let it happen. It's no big deal." He did and a few uncomfortable seconds later, out popped an egg! He was overcome with emotion as he experienced motherhood.
He soon laid another egg and his joy was overwhelming. As he was about to lay his third egg, he felt a smack on the back of his head and heard "Fred, wake up! You've shit the bed."
Murray and Jake were talking and Murray says, "So, how's your sex life?" Jake replies, "Oh, nothing special. I'm having Social Security sex." Murray says, "Social Security sex?" Jake answers, "Yeah, you know. I get a little each month, but not enough to live on!"
That's it for today, my little furballs. Remember, men and women can be just friends, but only if one of them is ugly. I'm going over to AREA 51 for happy hour
More on Friday.
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