Monthly Archives: September 2007

“Would you explain to me the appeal of vouchers?”

Apropos the previous post about liquidating the New Paltz school system and simply meeting the compulsory education requirement with vouchers, I was asked by an interlocuter of high standing the question that appears in the header. He’s asking that, I … Continue reading

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Interregnum

See the third definition but consider the first and second, as well. Usually, when there’s a slowdown in activity here, it’s because I have so many things to write about, and so much to say about any one of them, … Continue reading

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Pro-choice on abortion vs. abortion industrialist

In our very recent commentary on the New Paltz Democrats’ slate of candidates for this November’s elections, we stressed, a few times, that Toni Hokanson, nominated for a second two-year term as New Paltz town supervisor, has had a long … Continue reading

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Jason West’s next move in politics delayed

Former village of New Paltz mayor Jason West faces an unanticipated delay in the continuation of his political career. The expected opening in a position he’s well-suited for seems to have been pushed back for at least a few months.

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It’s dirty work…

…but someone has to do it. New Paltz Democrats held their nominating caucus for this November’s election back on Tuesday, September 11. They were so anxious to get out the good news about their slate of candidates that the results … Continue reading

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Norman Rockwell on Dubois Drive

Late yesterday afternoon I headed out to get some dinner groceries and instead of driving straight home after the store I took a spin through town, hoping to very briefly air my airy head out after a long day staring … Continue reading

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Where are my reading glasses

At first glance, I thought the headline said “brainwashing,” and I said to myself, “but they do that already; what’s new here?”

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They learned all they needed to know in kindergarten

Really, they did. My comment: If you want to do something like this, don’t add the pretense of “looking to educate people on the environment and also to show people the power in numbers.” The debasement of the concept of … Continue reading

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Here’s to the white guy

Jesse Jackson has hurled a vicious insult Barak Obama’s way: Jackson sharply criticized presidential hopeful and Illinois Sen. Barack Obama for “acting like he’s white” in what Jackson said has been a tepid response to six black juveniles’ arrest on … Continue reading

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Hurry up, America

Get some American health care before it becomes Canadian health care.

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How to get rid of that accent

Might this brain procedure become the new liposuction for the makeover community? It holds out hope that now the Brooklyn can in fact be taken out of the girl.

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New Hillary Health Care being tested in Venezuela

It sounds a lot better than I thought it was going to be.

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Albert King

I don’t know how I forgot about Albert King, but I did. Just ran into some of his music someplace and realized I hadn’t listened to him in…well, let’s not use that number. After watching a few of those Chris … Continue reading

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I’ve found a free diversity consultant for the New Paltz school district

At last, I can help Maria Rice, the school board, and the entire district get up to speed on the latest in diversity, and it’s free to boot. The taxpayers will finally get a break through the magic of YouTube, … Continue reading

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New Paltz: Raising the spectre of consolidating the village and the town

The possibility of “studying” the merger of the village of New Paltz with the town of New Paltz came up at last Wednesday’s village board meeting. First question: Why was the village created out of the town in 1887 in … Continue reading

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“Of Mice and Mormons”

Mike Adams has a seven-part page-turner on one man’s attempt to pursue a university degree and a career in a setting where political correctness (if this sort of thuggery can even be called by that name) demanded that he sacrifice … Continue reading

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