Angry New Yorker

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Angry New Yorker is coming back... because there's no shortage of things in today's NY to be angry about.  Stay tuned!

Saturday, January 08, 2011
It's rather stunning that we're already one week finished with 2011, leaving only 51 in which to fight the unholy troika juggernaut of ennui, inertia and politicians' inclination to spend more as an "investment" in the future.  2010 was, I'll be blunt, the worst year, personally, since 2001 - and that's actually really saying something.  

But in 2011 I'm somewhat (that's a tentative and qualified 'somewhat') hopeful, because I think more and more people are waking up to the collective cataclysmic dangers facing us.  The flipside, however, is whether this awakening is challenged into focused productive action or merely becomes a fatalistic impulse to stir up a new martini, pull up a deck chair and listen to the band run through its final chorus of Near, My God, To Thee, before the deck tilts, the stern rises and the waters ultimately close again.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Bloomberg Beclowns Himself

I've long thought that the only reason anyone voted for Michael Bloomberg is that the alternatives were so much worse.  Time again he's proven to be a big-spending, nanny statist with virtually no understanding of how the average family lives in the non-Manhattan boros of NYC. 

Yesterday he highlighted his clownish, yet again, stating without any evidence, without any factual basis, and without any knowledge that the Time Square failed bomber was likely “Homegrown, or maybe a mentally deranged person, or somebody with a political agenda that doesn't like the health care bill or something.”

Doesn't like the health care bill??!? Surely, if these were the Mayor's top three and best guesses of NYC's mayor he has beclowned himself on an entirely different level than he has before. 

Why do so many politicians feel the need to spout on topics that they have literally no knowledge of? 

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
NY 23

What to say about the debacle upstate in the 23rd Congressional district. Suffice to say, Mr. Hoffman has our nod, for what little it's worth. Newt Gingrich is blowing a hole below the waterline in his ship of self with his endorsement of Dede Scozzafava. As Richard Brookhiser notes, the "contest in NY 23 is what the New York Conservative Party was made for."

As Mark Steyn quips, Dede Scozzafava "isn't RINO but DIABLO - Democrat In All But Label Only. It's not one of those "socially liberal, fiscally conservative" bi-swinger deals — not when you're pro-'stimulus', pro-cash-for-clunkers."

Enough is enough.

A Must Read:
Steven Malanga
Small Businesses to NYC: Get Off Our Backs!
The city’s crushing burden on job-creating entrepreneurs is getting even heavier.

No shortage of bad and expensive ideas. Our country is in the best of hands. I can tell you this is they try to impose this where we live civil disobedience shall be the order of the day:
Feds to Convince DC Area Taxpayers to Embrace $4.8 Billion Mileage Tax
Washington, DC regional officials seek federal gas tax money to study political implication of $4.8 billion mileage tax on motorists.

Brookings report coverOfficials are looking to convince residents in the Washington, DC metropolitan region that converting every local streets into toll roads would be good for them. The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board last Wednesday voted to seek federal gas tax funds to bankroll a $400,000 study on how best to sell the public on a controversial per-mile tax proposal that would raise up to $4.8 billion in new revenue.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
What next? Stalin's Birthday?

Has the moral decay set in this deeply? We would have thought it impossible, but alas we are often chagrined at our naivite when it comes to the depths. From National Review Online:

A sickening light in the New York sky, By Jay Nordlinger

Several readers have asked me to comment on what the Empire State Building is doing: The people in charge are lighting up the building red and yellow, in honor of Communist China. The PRC is marking its 60th anniversary. This regime, of course, is responsible for the physical destruction of tens of millions of people. This is a country with a gulag, called laogai. It is a country that deprives people of rights that we in the Free World take for granted. It is a country against which very, very credible charges of organ harvesting have been made. Etc. I thought of calling up some friends of mine in the Chinese democracy movement, to see what they think of what the Empire State Building is doing. I decided not to: I know what they think. And this sort of thing simply torments them. It is disgusting. And, to them, bewildering: Why would people in
a free country honor a police state?

You can drop a comment to the people owning/running the Empire State Building here -

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