We are society's winners. Some of us are man and woman enough to admit that most of that victory is due to winning the ovary lottery.
Last edited by calamity; 01-25-14 at 03:49 PM.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Now, Re: Cuomo's comments. Taken in context, his meaning is quite clear -- that far-right politicians have a pretty tough row to hoe if they're going to get elected in New York State. I live in New York. Our Republicans, for the most part, are pretty moderate. It was an extremely inelegantly phrased statement, but it sure wasn't the clarion call for a purge of conservatives that some are making it out to be.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
I really don't care much how deep the progressive / liberal / Democrats screw New York state into the ground, into further fiscal insolvency and greater and greater tax burdens for the productive parts of the economy and people that remains.
Why New York’s future is fleeing | New York PostFor more than 15 years, New York state has led the country in domestic outmigration: For every American who comes here, roughly two depart for other states. This outmigration slowed briefly following the onset of the Great Recession. But a recent Marist poll suggests that the rate is likely to increase: 36 percent of New Yorkers under 30 plan to leave over the next five years. Why are all these people fleeing?
For one thing, according to a recent survey in Chief Executive, our state has the second-worst business climate in the country. (Only California ranks lower.) People go where the jobs are, so when a state repels businesses, it repels residents, too.
Escape From New York? High-Taxing Empire State Loses 3.4 Million Residents in 10 Years | CNS NewsNew York State accounted for the biggest migration exodus of any state in the nation between 2000 and 2010, with 3.4 million residents leaving over that period, according to the Tax Foundation.
Over that decade the state gained 2.1 million, so net migration amounted to 1.3 million, representing a loss of $45.6 billion in income.
Where are they escaping to? The Tax Foundation found that more than 600,000 New York residents moved to Florida over the decade – opting perhaps for the Sunshine State’s more lenient tax system – taking nearly $20 billion in adjusted growth income with them.
New York - Migration
This continued bleeding of people and businesses to tax is sure to put the bite on all the foolish liberal tax and spend policies, and I'm sure, will self-correct eventually. In the mean time, by all means, please continue. Other states are more than welcoming of your ex-resident, and ex-producers.
It's pretty clear that the left end of the spectrum has moved significantly left in recent years, like the last 10 or so, making what used to be center right end of the spectrum look extreme right in comparison. Is it by this measure that the left determine who is a moderate Republican? Seems likely so. Would make me think that this is the biggest moving of the goal posts to date yet.
Apologies, but I need to snip for brevity and to address certain points without getting bogged down. I will attempt to retain as much context as possible.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
So yesterday's centrists have now become the present right, just a matter of how much.
Cuomo specifically called out to: right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay
Why is wanting to preserve human life an extreme position?
Personally, I favor the right to chose, for myself and others, but never plan to use that right to terminate a life, as is still my right. But far be it for me to deny other the right to chose.
Why is pro-assault-weapon an extreme position?
I don't see it as one. I see it as a right to bear arms and 2nd amendment position. Do you realize that it is completely legal and legitimate right for any private citizen to own nearly any weapon system the US military has? It's true. No, I"m not saying that everyone should have a 105mm howitzer set up in their front yard, but the maintaining of the right is significant. Besides, the last statistics that I saw, assault rifles were the least weapon involved of all weapons used in murders. Why take that right away from citizens?
Anti-gay. You know what? I really don't care what adults do behind closed doors, and I don't think that it's the government's right to be involved or concerned about it either. Just don't shove it my face, is all I ask. Not in the streets. Not on the TV. Not in the movie theaters, unless I seek it out. Changing the context of a term that's been used for centuries to mean one thing, and twist is into a definition to mean something else just doesn't seem right to me. In the eyes of the law exactly equal not one iota difference, fine. Seems that we are overly pro-gay and anti-hetero rather than a reasonable balance between.
So who exactly was Cuomo addressing? Yeah, there are some nut jobs way over the line on somethings, and he's not tolerant enough to allow them to stay? Really?