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
Dear Daily Voice: Westchester -- Home Turf for a Trio of Pro-Sports Leaders? We're all impressed...
How about focusing on Westchester's home turf for unsung heroes for a change? For example: Teachers, doctors, humanitarians, research scientists, engineers, community activists, nursing home volunteers, etc.?
Many of us suffer from "celebrity fatigue" and live in the "real world." View Comment
I read this pathetic version of an endorsement and walked away knowing the "Old Gray Lady" once again compromised her principles.
The editorial board had a convenient case of amnesia when only a little less than a month ago they did a fabulous hit piece on his eminence and his efforts to obstruct justice via the so-called "Moreland Commission."
The net net? What we have become is a nation of spineless, politically correct, cradle-to-grave, spoon-fed whimps beholden to a false god and religion espoused by a political party that we once knew and admired. View Comment
"There is nothing more I want to do than be sitting at my parents’ house (in Scarsdale) and be able to order from the couch, that’s why I started Booze Carriage,”
With ISIS, Radical Islam, Ebola, Racism, Urban Crime / Blight, Income Inequality, "Global Warming," A Growing and Permanent Underclass, Illegal Immigration, Domestic Violence, and "Taxes Up the Wazoo," I am glad to see this 30-year old has his priorities in order. View Comment
The NYT reported this morning that "Mr. Marble Mouth's" book signing at Barnes and Noble "went over like a lead balloon." Little attendance and presumably little interest in his 500+ page tome...
The article also mentioned he's keeping a very low media profile which begs the question: Why?
Dreams of a coronation?
As the husband of a CNR alum, I'm not to keen on the college taking public money...It goes against the grain of being a private (emphasis on private) school of higher education rooted in the Catholic tradition. With public money, comes strings...
Why do endowments and alum financial support exist? CNR -- you disappointed me (and probably many others) by taking this federal grant.
Dear Fifth Avenue Guy,
I usually agree with you on virtually everything political. But in the case of Mr. Dillon, I remain steadfast in my conviction that the way one manages his/her personal finances is a reflection of personal character. Call me "old fashioned" -- a child of parents who lived during the Great Depression.
In an effort to maintain my principles, I intend to abstain in voting for NY State Senate.
All my best, Mr. G. View Comment
The NYT article referenced in this piece was not very flattering in my opinion.
It dredged up all of Mr. Astorino's "dirty laundry" involving his personal life. A real hit job that was so undeserving.
Why I continue to subscribe to the NYT continues to be a mystery to me after all these years.
This is an incredible revelation.
Tax liens (a paltry $8K?) and a foreclosure should trouble even the most conservative of voters.
A person who is this careless with his personal finances is not deserving of the public trust regardless of how up front he is with this disclosure.
Thank you NR Voice for bringing this to our attention. View Comment
Mr. Astorino: During your "radio debate" with his eminence, ask him when he intends to comply with HUD's mandate to re-zone and build low-income housing in these affluent communities.
I bet his eminence will defer answering this question until after the election... View Comment