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What Exactly Do the Police Unions Want From de Blasio?

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by Mike Sax No Comments

      The man is trying his best. I don't know what they expect from him. He speaks to them for 2 hours and then Patrick Lynch says 'Well actions speak louder than words?'       What I don't get and none of the de Blasio bashers can explain is that while they feel the Mayor has somehow wronged them horribly what exactly was it that he did? It seems that it's certain words he has spoken. They apparently didn't like his campaign for Mayor because he called for the end of stop and frisk even though Lynch and the unions also criticized stop and frisk as 'quotas'...

Contrary to the Ny Sports Media, John Mara is not too Patient

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by Mike Sax No Comments

     With the emphasis on too. I notice that the sports writers all framed Mara's press conference as laying down a 'win or you're done' scenario. I'm not so sure that this is what he said. In any case. He said he 'didn't disagree' that next year is a 'Win or else proposition for a lot of people in the organization.'      Maybe that's what he meant. In any case I think that there is too much hunger in the media for 'Win or else propositions.' All the writers in today seem to think that Mara has been perhaps patient to a fault and they all want to emphasize...

Is Jon Stewart Past His Expiration Date?

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by Mike Sax No Comments

     When I first came across this title question in a Slate piece my first reaction was while not exactly 'getting my gun'-as in the old saying 'when I hear the world culture I get my gun'-at least to reach for my bullshit detector. I mean often you get this alleged for liberals from a friend-presumably a liberal too-who seems to be trying to help not liberals but conservatives.       What made me rethink it and at least give the post a chance was that this was also a suggestion of Barney Franks-that liberalism needs to 'get over the snark' of Stewart and...

What Two People do Americans Admire Most?

Posted on: December 31st, 2014 by Mike Sax No Comments

      If you answered President Obama and Hillary Clinton, you'd be right.        If you check that link you'll see there's a very cute picture of the two of them back when she was Secretary of State-I seem to recall some tabloid stories that he was cheating on Michelle with her-obvious hooey but they really did become very close friends and it's great to see.. This is not a new story.         "Americans continue to...

Is New York City Now a Police State?

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 by Mike Sax No Comments

     This is what you have to wonder with the spectre of them publicly turning their backs on the Mayor of New York City. My old buddy and Diary of a Republican reader checked in with some real concerns:      "Im really getting concerned about the behavior of cops..... everywhere. There seems to me to be no real interest in reigning it what looks like a policy of giving them a gun and letting them decide when to use it. They are not allowed to be questioned, they continually fall back on how "dangerous" their job is and act as if citizens should just STFU or...

David Duke Calls Steve Scalise a Fine Family Man

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 by Mike Sax 2 Comments

     Talk about damning with praise. Usually you hear about 'damning with faint praise' but in this case this is praise period is damning and the more praise the more damning.       Here’s an endorsement House Majority Whip Steve Scalise probably wasn’t looking for and doesn't want. In a comment to The Huffington Post, white nationalist and former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke called the Republican congressman “a fine family man and a good person.” Duke was responding to...

The 2014 Giants: What a Difference a Year Makes

Posted on: December 30th, 2014 by Mike Sax No Comments

     Superficially this team's not only didn't have a better record than 2013, it was actually worse as the G-Men slip from 7-9 to 6-10 giving them their second straight losing system-worse year since 2004, Coughlin's first year-and the third straight year out of the playoffs.        Still, the feeling ending this year is quite different form last. Quite honestly, I already feel like I can't wait for 2015. Eli Manning had what arguably was his best season ever at least statistically, and the emergence of rookie phenomenon has totally changed the...

Carolina Panthers Prove That Sometimes a Loser Can Win

Posted on: December 29th, 2014 by Mike Sax No Comments

      Remember that Bee Gees song: 'how can a loser ever win?'       Finally the Carolina Panthers give us the answer: play in the NFC South.       So now you have the 7-8-1 Panthers hosting a playoff game with the 11-5 Cardinals coming to play next Saturday. I know it is what it is-you can only play the schedule they give you in the...

Democrats vs. Republicans: Who Has the Advantage Going Forward?

Posted on: December 28th, 2014 by Mike Sax No Comments

     Greg Sargent among other liberal pundits has written a lot of doom and gloom scenarios about the Dems future prospects. Thanks to things like gerrymandering, out of state money from ALEC, etc, some voter id laws that are intended to make it harder for Democratic voters to vote and some bad rulings from the SJC like gutting a significant part of the Voting Rights Act, the GOP has done very well in the House in recent years and also at the state level.     ...

The Brownback Effect Hobbles Supply Siders

Posted on: December 26th, 2014 by Mike Sax No Comments

     Sumner is crowing about the alleged embarassment Keynesians in Brazil.       :Back in 2012, Paul Krugman did a post praising the “New Economic Policy” in Latin America, which focused on reducing inequality.  A few weeks later he singled out Argentina and Brazil for special praise: Just to be clear, I think Brazil is going pretty well, and has had good leadership. But why exactly is Brazil an impressive “BRIC” while Argentina is always disparaged? Actually, we know why — but it doesn’t speak well for the state of...

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