Monday, December 28, 2009

The Political Correct New York Times: Even with the new terrorist attack the NYT's PC police win battles

The Political Correct New York Times

Even with the new terrorist attack the NYT's PC police win battles

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In a story about Memorial signs for a terrorist act at the footsteps of city the the NYT PC police did a tongue and cheek headline and brought up the phony issue there were to many signs to remind New Yorkers of the attack. The terrorist murder in 1994 of Ari Halberstam by a Lebanese immigrant who is serving a 141-year prison sentence for the attack, was according to law enforcement retaliation for the massacre several days earlier of Muslim worshippers in the West Bank by a Jewish settler from Brooklyn. How to Find the Bridge? First, Pay Your Respects * Ari Halberstam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia With the Christmas terror attack, murders at Fort Hood, Iran developing the bomb and the coming terrorist trials in New York, does the NYT think it readers are not getting tired of the politically correct crap? Thirteen Signs Remind You Ramp Is Named for Victim. 99.9 % Don't Know of Him Or What Happened There (Stern NY Civic)

There is something very unnerving about spin doctors and terrorism. Arizona's former governor, Homeland Security Secretary is well tested on her ability to spin and double talk. Maybe a corrupt cop like Bernie Kerik would have done a better job keeping us safer? On Sunday, Secretary Napolitano drew criticism when she said that the aviation security system worked the way that it was supposed to, and that the attacks on the administration were partisan. However, on Today Monday, Napolitano argued that her words had been taken out of context. "Our system did not work in this instance," Napolitano said, adding that the Obama administration has ordered an investigation into why Abdulmutallab was able to board a U.S.-bound flight while on a terrorist watch list. Napolitano On Failed Terror Attempt: "The System Worked" * JanetNapolitano Says No Evidence of Wider Terrorist Plot * Rep. King: The System "Did Not Work" *** Napolitano: Airline Security System 'Did Not Work' * Security System Failed, Napolitano AcknowledgesNew York Times *Pete King on Obama's 'Iron Curtain'** Napolitano concedes airline security system failed AP More Times Misfires The meeting that your blog in the City Room states will decide the faith of Hiram Monserrate in the senate was 1) only a meeting with the so called 4 Amigos and not with the committee that will decide the senator faith and 2) That meeting was canceled. The Daily News blog clearly states that at Nautilus Diner in Mamaroneck was a circle the wagon meeting and that it was expected that the committee that the senate put together which does control the future of Monserrate is expected to rule by the end of the year. It hard to see how the reporter for the NYT DANIEL E. SLOTNIK if he read the the Daily Politics blog got that wrong. He he look at the blog after 1:21PM Mr. Slotnik would have learned that the the circle jerk with the 4 Amigos was canceled. City Room story * So Much For Unity, Diaz Sr. Goes It Alone *** Sampson: No Resolution On Monserrate Before 2010 *** Gerson Borrero's "reliable source" says Sen. Carl Kruger called off today's amigo meeting. Here is what the papers are saying: Get smarter on terror: Detroit near-miss exposes big holes in security shield * Questions on Why Suspect Wasn't Stopped - Lipton & Shane, NY Times *Detroit Fiasco Shows Intel Machine Not Up to Job - Richard Sisk, NYDN * Post-9/11 Security Systems Fail to Connect Dots--Again - USA Today *Why Was Abdulmutallab Flying? - John Hinderaker, Power Line *Yemeni al-Qaeda branch a magnet for jihadists Washington Post

Horse Head in Bed Message Again In 2007 Eliot Spitzer ruled that that the New York Racing Association (NYRA) continue to do what it’s done for more than 50 years—run thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course, Belmont Park and Aqueduct. Many members in the legislature had their own campaign contributors who they want to run the state's racetracks. This split campaign contributor pay to play perks for New York's elected officials has continued with into the Paterson administration and is the main reason why a vendor for slot machines has not been chosen for Aqueduct, while the state continues to lose about a million a day in need tax revenues . State comptroller chosen by the legislature has delivered the horse head right into the bed of the NYRA, with the hope of removing them from running the tracks. This fight is about serious money, where the only winner are the elected officials on the winning side and they campaign contributors who get the contract. The public spin fight is about control. The NYRA says it was running out of cash and may be forced to cancel the storied Belmont Stakes set for June 5. DiNapoli is skeptical and wants to know what happened to the millions of taxpayer dollars the financially ailing group got while waiting to open video lottery terminals at Aqueduct. New York Racing Association will receive subpoena to turn over books to auditors in Belmont crisis *** State Comptroller Subpoenas Racing Association More Play to Pay for Albany and the lobbyist Hurdles remain for NY tribe's Long Island casino ***PM NYRA responds to DiNapoli
"It does us no good to be one of the highest-taxed states in the nation. The notion that 'that's the way it is' is not acceptable. People are going to start voting with their feet; we are precariously close to that point." AG Andrew Cuomo
Inside Politics ACORN's model whitewash (NYP Ed) *** Gay Candidates Get Support That Causes May Not

Inside City Hall MTA allows suburban kids to ride transit for free *** Greenpoint wonders where its promised affordable housing is *** Cyrus R. Vance Jr. Found His Own Way to Manhattan District Attorney’s Office *Vance Ready to Begin Transition to District Attorney's Office** As Reign Dwindles, Morgenthau Ponders What Comes Next *** Anger at FDNY snub of 9/11 hero James Ryan's funeral *** City's flags fly at half-staff for Sutton *** On health care reform, Bloomberg said: "(F)or them to vote on a bill that they don't understand whatsoever, really, you got to question how -- what kind of government we have." *** Bloomberg's senior policy and communications advisor wrote a book, "The Scandal of Reform", that he hopes makes people reconsider nonpartisan elections - a pet issue of the mayor's *** Borough President James Molinaro would like James Oddo to succeed him *** DeBlasio to Bloomberg: Give the Power to the Parents *** New York on Track for Fewest Murders on Recor *** O'Dwyer's Party for de Blasio and Liu *** Judge Allows Public Access to Transit-Related Hearings *** When the cops know only some of the rules Ticketing subway riders who occupy more than one seat (2nd Avenue Sagas) *** Judge Rules in Favor of Upper East Side Trash Collection Site *** To kick off Internet Week, Bloomberg announced NYC Seed, an investment fund focused on early-stage tech companies in the city.

New York's Economic Melt Down What a bracket! State workers earning 100G+ soar *** City workers cling to jobs *** Unclean bill of health for NY Pols fear $1B loss as plan clears Senate *** The Recession Begins Flooding Into the Courts *** New York Racing Association will receive subpoena to turn over books to auditors in Belmont crisis *** The court system is only just starting to feel the effects of the financial crisis and is ending the year with 4.7 million cases - its highest ever *** Two dozen companies that lost their Empire Zone benefits are suing the state *** To save money, Schenectady is not having a special inauguration for its elected officials *** Seeking a Jackpot in a Down Economy *** Decline and Fall of the Jewish Deli *** End of the line for Fulton Fish Market vendor *** No holiday cheer for Mexican eatery Mama Mexico filed for Chapter 11 *** Who will bid $1 for this Manhattan home? *** New bids sought for vacant Brooklyn warehouse After a previous deal fell through
Gov of La Mancha Albany Rip Van Ravitch He came back to Albany to find everything changed. Not in a good way *** No matter what Paterson says, school districts don't want to use their reserves to make up for education funding cuts *** "It was Percy Sutton who talked me into running for office, and who has continued to serve as one of my most valued advisers ever since," David Paterson said * Percy Sutton at The Fairmont Conference**Percy Sutton was a man of ambition***Percy E. Sutton, Political Trailblazer, Dies at 89*** Paterson turns up heat a notch against Cuomo *** State Senator Brian Foley wants to expel his colleague Hiram Monserrate from the chamber, regardless of a report from a panel looking at the matter *** An Amigo Meal

Election 2010 Requiem for Rudy Not the sneering Palin pal of recent years—the one who changed the city, endorsed Mario Cuomo, and led after 9/11 *** 15 GOP Chairs Seek To Draft CollinsMore City News Open wide: dentists now offer quick HIV tests *** Times Square ball gets a makeover as New Year's Eve set to be greener, more global than ever *** Reports: NYC Not Ready for iPhones *** Williamsburg Fire Claims The Life Of One, Injures 7 Others *** NYC's New Year's Eve Ball Gets New Crystal
Law and Order New York on Track for Fewest Murders on Record *** City speeding up DUI blood tests **Quicker Procedures Planned for Sobriety Tests on Drivers** Shootout can't slow CD hustle *** 6 train fight leaves woman with bloody face *** Letterman 'extorter' in plea push *** Rape cop's crusade vs. creeps Slay-case survivor leads charge for DNA *** Reality Show Star's Home Is Damaged; Friend Is Questioned *** Fatal Brooklyn Blaze Labeled 'Suspicious' (WCBS) *** Overall Crime Down 11 Percent, City Says(NY1)

Terrorism Breaking News Al-Qaida In The Arabian Peninsula Claims Responsibility For Flight 253 Attack *New York on terror watch New Year's Eve**Qaeda-Linked Group Claims It Was Behind Bomb Attempt New York Times25 *** Brits set to bomb Western planes *** Homeland chief an airhead *** More Questions on Why Terror Suspect Was Not Stopped *** U.S. Widens Terror War to Yemen, a Qaeda Bastion *** For Airline Passengers, Searches and Restroom Monitors *** Explosive on Flight 253 Is Among Most Powerful *** Would-be bomber defended terrorism during school days *** Flt. 253 fiasco shows $50B intelligence push NOT working *** Family of terror suspect hoped U.S. could find, return him *** Napolitano claims 'system worked' on Flight 253 *** Al Qaeda seeks revenge on Yemeni government for raids *** Flight 253 hero is 'Man who saved Christmas' *** Yemen: The Jihadi's Destination of Choice - Simon Tisdall, The Guardian *** Al-Qaeda's Flight 253 Blueprint - Howard Altman, The Daily Beast *** Detroit explosive common, easily detectible *** FBI: Man Flew Into NYC From BWI With FirecrackerPassenger Taken Into Custody After Explosive Device Found Wedged Between Two Seats On Piedmont Airlines Flight Into LaGuardia *** Tighter Security Means No More JetBlue TV \'This is patently ridiculous, and also, sucks,' says Gawker *** Terrorist Watch List is Like MySpace; It's There, But No One Checks it Anymore *** Family Of Terror Suspect Releases Statement *** Uninvestigated Terror Warning Called Not Unusual - Washington Post *** The Truth About Airline Security - Christopher Hitchens, Slate *** Former Guantanamo Prisoners Believed Behind Flight 253 AttackWhite House Obama says U.S. doing 'everything in our power' to prevent terror Obama orders reviews of watch list system and screening procedures *Obama Seeks to Assure U.S.; Qaeda Group Stakes Claim** Legislative Limbo Strands Many of Obama’s Nominees *Obama low-profile after terror attempt**Lessons From Obama's First Year - Mark Whitaker, Washington Post *** Keeping America's Edge - Jim Manzi, National Affairs *** Senate Democrats Want White House to Drop Cap-and-Trade - Politico *** Obama's Neglect of Latin America - Jorge Castenada, The New Republic *** America's Covert War in Yemen *** Photo Appears To Show John F. Kennedy With Naked Women (Huff Post) *** Edwards lies low, helps build houses(Politico) *** After the Bailouts, Washington's the Boss *** Has the President Done It? Or Screwed the Pooch? (Wolff Newser) *** Ex-CIA Operative Comes Out of the Shadows Tells 60 Minutes U.S. Needs Partners On The Ground In Pakistan To Take Out Taliban And Al Qaeda

Congress Key Dem: Let's deal on health Rep. James Clyburn *** 'Blue Dogs': Cool it on cap & trade *** Reality Show Star's Home Is Damaged; Friend Is Questioned *** Two Cheers for Harry Reid - E.J. Dionne, Washington Post *** Filibuster More Essential Now Than Ever - Jay Cost, RealClearPolitics *** Grayson Gaffe - San Francisco Chronicle *** Seniors Worry About Medicare Advantage Cuts - Associated Press *** Harkin to Reintroduce Bill to Bust Filibusters - The Hill *** The Rise of the Filibuster - Matthew Yglesias, Think Progress *** When a Tax (Cadillac) Just Isn't a Tax - Jonathan Gruber, Washington Post *** An Estate Tax Mess Under estate-tax repeal, the biggest losers will be Americans who are on the lower end of the wealth ladder *** When It’s Cold InsideWashington needs to do more to ensure that the growing number of struggling families can afford heat *** The appointment of Kirsten Gillibrand is the Times Union's #4 story of the year *** Cadillac' tax isn't a tax -- it's a plan to finance real health reform Washington Post *** NY Dems, GOP Spar Over Senate Health Bill (WCBS) *** Dems revive 'Party of No' attack (Politico) *** Huddle: Partisan on terror *** Clyburn never sold on 'robust' option (Politico) *** DRUNK WITH POWER? TOP DEM BAUCUS SLURS ON SENATE FLOOR... *** House backers of public insurance option may yield *** Schumer Punts to Pay Czar *** Buyer's Remorse? Lieberman's First GOP Opponent Touts Government-Run Insurance *** David Simon On Health Care Bill: "Only One Thing Can Make People This Stupid, And That's Money" *** Why the Health Bill is Worth Passing - James Surowiecki, The New Yorker *** Why the Health Bill is Worth Passing - James Surowiecki, The New Yorker *** Regular Americans Turn Away From Dems - Carol Platt Liebau, Townhall *** Dems Don't Need to Be More 'Moderate' - Robert Creamer, Huffington Pos *** Who's running the TSA? No one, thanks to Sen. Jim DeMint

Pay to Play Congress Gregory Meeks' trip to Venezuela on behalf of Stanford's bank raises ethics questions Miami Herald *** The Man Who Conned the Pentagon - Playboy

Wall Street and the Economy Shopping Finds a Little Sparkle This Season *** After Bailouts, Washington's the Boss - Davis, Soloman & Hilsenrath, WSJ *** The Last Decade Was a Big Economic Zero - Paul Krugman, New York Times *** Foreign-Policy Team Bests Economy Stars - Albert Hunt, Bloomberg *** Titanic Debt - Chicago Tribune *** New Hedge Funds Start to Emerge *** Bank Autopsy: New Jersey's First BankAmericano *** How Overhauling Derivatives Died - Wall Steet Journal ($) *** Colo. Bank Failure Highlights Lapses in Inspections, Oversight - Denver Post

Pay to Play Wall Street Wall St. titan's son '$oaked' by foe, too *** Ponzi payoff probe

Environment Cruise ships: Con Ed deal is spew-tiful Cruise ships' smokestacks may soon be spewing less toxic pollution into the New York air, thanks to Con Ed's deal for an electric rate increase next year *** Space' race for cyclists Parking Lots flout law *** 125 beached whales die in New Zealand; 43 savedInternational Mexico v. terror ***Iran riots deadly *** China leader draws hard line on yuan's value *** Police Are Said to Have Killed 10 in Iran Protests *** South Korea to Build Reactors in Middle East *** Iranian cops kill protesters, opposition leader's nephew: reports *** The Decade the World Tilted East - Niall Ferguson, Financial Times *** The Start of an Iranian Intifada - Meir Javedanfar, Tehran Bureau *** Pakistan Is Invested in Terror War - Asif Ali Zardari, Wall Street Journal *** Iran Squeezes Mousavi *** Aides to Iran’s Opposition Leaders Said to Be Arrested *** Iran Opposition Claims Widespread Arrests(WSJ) *** Netanyahu wants Israeli force on Palestinian border Reuters *** Iran Cracks Down on Opposition - Chip Cummins, Wall Street Journal *** Besieged Iranian Regime Could Be in Peril - Ulrike Putz, Der Spiegel *** Threat of sectarian strife adds to nuclear-armed Pakistan's woes
National Census shows the states we flee *** Census Shows the States We Flee - Michael Barone, DC Examiner *** 9 dead, including at least 6 kids, in Miss. fire *** Freer America Becomes a Casualty - Alan Bock, Orange County Register *** Supreme Court has saved toughest cases for second half

Top Tens The decade's unforgettable fashion moments *** New Yorkers Shred Bad Memories Of 2009 *** 2009 In Review: A Name Change, Some Progress At WTC Site *** Weird but true: 2009's best (NTP) *** Adios 2009, Saludos 2010: A Latino Year in Review *** The Biggest Political Disappointments Of 2009 *** The Year's Worst Commercials *** Biggest Divorces of the Decade *** Biggest Crime Stories of 2009 Photos *** The Year That Wasn't: What Didn’t Happen in 2009 (Gotham Gazette)

Media and New Tech Dick Clark It's time to bow out gracefully *** Super Bowl, Olympics just aren't ad-ding up *** In Media-moriams the future of magazines *** Adding Fees and Fences on Media Sites ***Why Studios Keep Cranking Out TV Remakes, Despite the Flops ***A High-Tech Movie Battle: Which 3-D Glasses Are Best? ***Hollywood Grosses Shatter Record ***In Las Vegas, Sports Books in a Pocket ***After Hollywood, a Taste for Feuds and Affairs in Sports ***'Avatar' tops record $278 million weekend ***Hinckley: Kennedy Honors worth watching ***2009: The Year Of TMZ *JFK on a Boat With Naked Women?**MSNBC's Dayside Lesson: Daytime For News, Not Personalities ***Apple to Unveil iSlate? ***Apple Tablet: Is it the iSlate? PC World ***A Storybook Clash Between The Classics and Twitter ***Magazines That Folded In 2009: Which Will You Miss? (Huff Post) ***LAT: Savannah Guthrie TV Face To Watch In 2010 ***Studios Push for Digital Sales (WSJ) ***Tyra Banks Says Goodbye to Talk Show People Magazine ***Media Ethics Professor: "Today" Show Paid For Goldman Interview No Matter What You Call It ***MSNBC Criticized for Response to Terrorism Story