Monthly Archives: January 2008

New Paltz taxpayers say “No” to school board

The taxpayers of New Paltz were not voting, but they were speaking out. And they told the imperial New Paltz school board not to even think about building itself a new middle school. Feeling the effects of “public input” it … Continue reading

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“No” is a great source of freedom

When it comes to any individual’s relationship with government there is much to be said for simply saying “no.” In fact, that unique freedom that Americans say they cherish got started with a hearty “no” to the Stamp Act of … Continue reading

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George Danskin has died

The Times Herald-Record brings sad news this morning. George Danskin, who gave so much of his time to New Paltz, has died. George was the chairman of the village planning board. For many years George nurtured the Wallkill Valley Rail … Continue reading

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Wow, a huge swing and a miss by James Taranto

Taranto is one of our favorite writers and that’s why we feature his blog, Best of the Web Today, on our exclusive blogroll. But he had us blinking with amazement today, with this: [Jesse] Jackson is impossibly compromised in this … Continue reading

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See, Obama’s political experience is a match for Hillary’s

Well, maybe not a match. But it’s a start.

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This is so hilarious…

…that you need to put down your coffee mug, remove sharp objects from your shirt pocket, and don safety glasses. Ready? Go to this link and be prepared for the second paragraph. I am not going to be responsible for … Continue reading

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We really want your input, a true conversation

Missed this when it was first around.

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Ted Kennedy stabs Obama in the back

The man who Mary Jo Kopechne gave her life to protect America and the world from has drawn his dagger and slipped it into Barack Obama’s back. Ted’s disturbed progeny will apparently give the dagger a turn.

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For the children? Or for the unions and the bureaucrats?

Or, for any given individual’s moral vanity? I went and did it again and watched a big chunk of the replay of last week’s New Paltz school board meeting with members of the community on the question of what to … Continue reading

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Paging Jeff Cohen

On your next trip down to New Paltz, maybe you would like to take up this subject. Mona Charen reports: On December 1, 2007, two dozen heavily armed police staged a raid on a Jewish community center in Caracas where … Continue reading

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Shortening the story about the Middle School

It’s becoming all too clear that not only is the “choice” being presented by the New Paltz school board for the Middle School a false choice, but that one of the two choices should have been off the table early … Continue reading

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The New Paltz school district presents a false dilemma

Fortunately, New Paltz public access, Channel 23, has been replaying a public meeting with the New Paltz school board that took place, according to the tape, on January 17. (I thought that the meeting was on the 16th, and maybe … Continue reading

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If a presidential candidate belonged…

…to an all-white church whose pastor made assertions like those made by the pastor of this church, is it conceivable that the candidate would receive the nomination of his party? I’m thinking that we’re witnessing a fairly sophisticated hustle where … Continue reading

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Breaking some furniture

That’s what Jonah Goldberg is doing in his new book “Liberal Fascism.” I’m only on page 93, and he has already broken every stick of furniture in the living room of liberalism’s intellectual history and he is headed for the … Continue reading

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Breaking News: Hillary Clinton to endorse Obama

Jan. 14, 2008–During a conference call with reporters earlier today Senator Hillary Clinton announced that she will endorse Barack Obama for President. “We were talking, my campaign staff and I, and someone brought up John Kerry endorsing Obama last week,” … Continue reading

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Obama camp hits Clintons for acting like white liberals

This sort of thing was so obviously simmering in the background that I had forgotten to expect it to surface, if that makes any sense. Leave it to Clinton factotum Andrew Cuomo to throw out the “shuck and jive” comment. … Continue reading

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