21
Jan

The Donald was sworn in yesterday as President.  The relief at getting rid of Obama and Hillary has worn off and the reality that Cheeto Jesus is now Commander in Chief has set in. I was not impressed with his inauguration speech.  It was populism, not principle like Ronald Reagan’s.  Nevertheless, now we’re going to […]

18
Jan
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Sen. Jim Tedisco admits the obvious: “… Tedisco said he was impressed by what he described as the governor’s candor about their partisan differences. He recalled that someone in the room noted to Cuomo that he had campaigned against a few members of the chamber’s GOP conference in the most recent election cycle. “(Cuomo) said, […]

16
Dec
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John Brooks has defeated incumbent Michael Venditto in SD-8 giving the Democrats a numeric majority of 32 seats in the State Senate. Because Simcha Felder will continue to caucus with the Republicans, and because the rest of the Democrats don’t have their shit together, the GOP will maintain nominal control of the upper chamber.

There was much noise in the media after the election about the NRA advancing a pro-gun agenda in the new Congress including reciprocity. Here is the first pushback on that I’ve seen: “… Democrats have vowed to make sure that should a national reciprocity agreement surface in the senate, they will filibuster until it’s dead. […]

01
Dec
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With all the ballots counted, John Brooks leads incumbent Senator Michael Venditto by 41 votes. If seated, Long Island would have two Democrat Senators for the first time in decades.  Republicans are not willing accept this and will take it to court because, quite frankly, they have nothing else going for them. Even if Brooks […]

11
Nov
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Apparently even the Trump campaign didn’t think they were going to win: “… The best data inside the Trump campaign and the RNC had Donald Trump’s chances of winning the presidency as a one-in-five proposition … RNC staffers thought Trump would win 240 Electoral College votes, 30 short of the 270 needed to win … […]

09
Nov
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Not much surprises me anymore, but Donald Trump pulling off a win last night did.  Hillary beat him in the popular vote, but lost the electoral college. On the positive side, it is immensely entertaining to see her lifelong dream go down in flames and the reaction from her supporters is priceless. On the negative […]



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