Lassie was my favorite and really should have won an Oscar.
In a 1948 article that appeared in The New Yorker, Lillian Ross revealed that Lassie wasn't a female. Can you imagine Hollywood fooling us? It broke my heart....
Surprised? No: Our society is in a state of devolution. Have you noticed how less courteous, tolerant and patient we've become with each other? We're all hopped-up on internet speed, addicted to violent / sordid popular entertainment and fueled by poor eating habits -- which is all having a deleterious impact on all aspects of life these days. Absolutely shameful behavior! View Comment
Vinny: Thanks for this interesting factoid. It brought me back to grammar school when I did a report on the election of 1876. I didn't know that Governor Samuel J. Tilden (D, NY) once lived in nearby Yonkers.
For inquiring minds (and to fill in the gap), Mr. Tilden lost to Ohio governor, Rutherford B. Hayes, a former Union Army general, who served in the Civil War.
PS: What other major historical event occurred in Montana in 1876 involving another (somewhat infamous) Civil War general ? Pending...
Mr. Maisano quoting Voltaire: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
Mr. Obama: "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam" (UN "Speech" 2012).
To our "constitutional scholar" president: Have you ever read Voltaire as an undergraduate at Columbia? And, did you teach the 1st Amendment when you were an "adjunct" at the University of Chicago?
To Mr. Maisano: Thank you for leading an important discussion and please consider running for mayor+.
I am sorry to say: We so desperately need leadership these days...on all levels. View Comment
Hopefully, the kids will abandon their computer games, DVDs or whatever else they're doing indoors (e.g. like doing homework assignments on 'global warming') and get out and enjoy this special gift from Mother Nature.
Tasteless and moronic -- am I referring to the theme of this dumb movie? Or the dumb Hollywood liberal elite that made it? Or both? Take your pick.
And, for a Christmas movie, watch the classic "It's a Wonderful Life." And, if it were remade today, Hollywood would title it: "It's a Dysfunctional Life" - a subject they're expert at producing and exporting. View Comment
Question: Why wasn't this disclosed prior to the election?
Answer: Mr. Latimer stole this (election) play right out of the "Obama playbook."
We owe a debt of gratitude to those hardworking investigative journalists and the media for doing an excellent job in helping this deadbeat Dem get re-elected (w/o scrutiny).
Here's another reason why this phony's book isn't selling:
From Reuters (12/15 in AM):
"Manufacturing activity in New York state contracted for the first time in nearly two years, a New York Federal Reserve survey showed on Monday.
The New York Fed's Empire State general business conditions index fell to -3.58 in December from November's 10.16 reading, falling to negative territory for the first time since January 2013"
Remember all those nauseating commercials on TV about NY State being a great place to do business? Enough said...
I owe a lot to my creator -- Mr. Dickens -- such as my identity.
He whispered these immortal words into my ear which I will now share with you:
'NOW, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the principle on which I bring up my own children, and this is the principle on which I bring up these children. Stick to Facts, sir!'
But overtime, I came to realize that there's more to life than mere "facts" -- read about my story in Mr. Dickens' book "Hard Times."
And, thanks for listening (to my drivel)!
PS: I'll be attending Wainwright House event -- hope to see you there...
An IRS "scam" that intimidates ordinary citizens is a pure byproduct of enabling big government to imbue this organization with powers to operate without impunity or accountability.
Two cases in point: IRS's Ms. Lois Lerner (still on paid leave) and her unlawful treatment of right-leaning non-profit organizations and now -- the eventual (and unlawful) IRS-penalties that will be imposed on citizens for failing to insure under ObamaCare.
The bottom-line: Never be intimidated by the IRS whether it's "scam" or legitimate-business. This organization works for us and not the reverse. View Comment
A respectable outcome for Mr. Astorino considering the NY media tried their best to call this race several months ago.
It's absolutely shameful that Mr. Cuomo who says he a "centrist" used every trick in the Dems' playbook from playing the race card (vs. Mr. Astorino's principled stand on Westchester Co. zoning) to the "the war against women" and gun control. This is where his eminence was at his best and most "transparent."
Meanwhile, it's pitiful that we -- the informed voter -- the tax payer -- the property-owner -- will have to endure this demigod of the left for the next four years.
Be prepared for more of the same: a growing permanent underclass, class divisiveness, burdensome regulations, higher taxes, and mediocre economic / job growth. The "New" New York, Mr. Cuomo? Dream-on. View Comment
I haven't been downtown since they closed RKO. Loews, Town Theater, Bloomingdales, Arnold Constable, Ettas, the Mayflower Coffee Shop, SooChows, Paul Scott, Chumleys, and should I go on and on?
I am still waiting to hear that a Starbucks will open on Main Street -- a visible sign that the downtown is starting to (God forbid) "gentrify."
The City has to do more than improve the parking situation. Begin with attracting not only businesses but property-tax payers residents who have "skin in the game." View Comment
Should this be a surprise to anyone? As Rush would say "the low information voter" is alive and well living in New York.
Not long for many of us to pack-up, throw in the towel and say "sayonara amigo" and leave it to someone else to pick up the tab. View Comment