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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Congressional Black Caucus' Dangerous Violent Rhetoric: Declares 'War' on Racist Tea Party,

      what could they be thinking? the CBC is beginning to act like the KKK with their fear mongering, racist
tirades. Why isn't the DOJ investigating organizations that incite racial divide?

Monday, August 29, 2011

PC more important than Faith at Ground Zero Ceremony.....

Someone might want to remind Mayor Bloomberg about the importance of faith to those who have


lost loved ones on 911. When tragedy knocks at our door, being politically correct isn't what comforts our

hearts, and minds, for many it's our faith. This  nation has grown to greatness by our personal

understanding of right from wrong. This mantra permeated our Founding Father's beliefs that the Almighty

would guide us on our quest for personal freedoms that respect and honor the very belief systems that

fostered the Constitution. On this solemn day of remembrance for those who were taken from us by

intolerance, should we not reply with a resounding act of prayer.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Is "Grey Lady" really an alien publication?

What is it with the opinion writers at The New York Times and space aliens? There appears to be a new obsession over there in the fancy building on Eighth Avenue.


In fact, one might say that what the Kardashians are to the supermarket-checkout magazines, aliens are to Times columnists.

First up was Paul Krugman, who went on Fareed Zakaria’s CNN show last weekend to suggest that what this country really needs is the threat of an invasion from space to get us moving again:

“If we discovered that, you know, space aliens were planning to attack and we needed a massive buildup to counter the space alien threat and, really, inflation and budget deficits took secon-dary place to that, this slump would be over in 18 months. And then if we discovered, ‘Oops, we made a mistake, there aren’t any aliens,’ we’d be better [off].”

Not the Times newsroom: But this scene from a Roswell museum reflects the editors’ new fixation.

This scenario, the Nobel Prize-winning economist explained, came courtesy of a fine old TV program not usually associated with Nobel Prize-winning economists: “There was a ‘Twilight Zone’ episode like this in which scientists fake an alien threat in order to achieve world peace. Well, this time ... we need it in order to get some fiscal stimulus.”

Krugman wants the government to spend America out of the doldrums with a second massive stimulus and for the Federal Reserve to inflate our currency to help that happen.

His point seems to be that if we had absolutely no regard for the potential consequences of such spending and inflation (since we thought the world was going to end) the country would benefit.

But why he thought it would be a good argument for fiscal stimulus that we should live as though we’re in a science-fiction disaster movie in which Morgan Freeman is our president -- rather than the real-life disaster we’re living through with Barack Obama as our president -- well, maybe you need a Nobel to be smart enough to understand.

Then came yesterday’s early release on the Web of outgoing Times editor Bill Keller’s Sunday column. It is a column about religious faith and the candidates running for president. Keller starts off as follows:

“If a candidate for president said he believed that space aliens dwell among us, would that affect your willingness to vote for him? Personally, I might not disqualify him out of hand ... But I would certainly want to ask a few questions. Like, where does he get his information? Does he talk to the aliens? Do they have an economic plan? Yet when it comes to the religious beliefs of our would-be presidents, we are a little squeamish about probing too aggressively.”

Yes, the editor of the New York Times has written a column likening belief in the Almighty to the opinion that “space aliens dwell among us.”

Oh, it’s not that he’s biased or anything. After all, he writes, “every faith has its baggage ... I grew up believing that a priest could turn a bread wafer into the actual flesh of Christ.”

That hundreds of millions of people believe that still -- they’re called Catholics -- seems not to occur to Keller. Why should it?

He relinquished his job to Jill Abramson, who told her own paper upon hearing the news of her ascension, “In my house growing up, ... the Times substituted for religion. If the Times said it, it was the absolute truth.”

The Times still substitutes for religion, Jill. It substitutes space aliens.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

To vote, speak English....My comments NYPost 8/26/2011

Chavez puts common sense into an ongoing argument -- if only citizens can vote, and English

proficiency is a requirement to be a citizen, why are we wasting so much money printing ballots

and other government literature in other languages?


As it is, local, state and federal agencies can barely pay their bills, and we have nearly defaulted


as a nation.


This waste must now end.


Speaking English is a glue that unites us as a nation.




Theodore Miraldi







Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/letters/to_vote_speak_english_Hh2jazRRR0lE9ckYehs5vJ#ixzz1W8cIP7tD

Bilingual ballots are a bad idea.....NYPost 8/20/2011 Linda Chavez



At a time when many state and local governments can’t afford even necessary government programs, the Obama administration is about to force hundreds of jurisdictions to waste millions of dollars printing ballots in Spanish and other languages for voters who don’t need them. Worse, some of these bilingual ballots may be used fraudulently to encourage people who aren’t citizens to vote illegally in next year’s election.


A perverse element of the Voting Rights Act makes the whole scheme possible. Under the act, jurisdictions whose population includes at least 5 percent of voting-age citizens who have limited English proficiency must provide ballots and other voting materials in other languages. Currently, about 500 jurisdictions are required to do so.


There are exceedingly few persons who are actually eligible to vote who can’t understand English. English proficiency among US-born Hispanics is virtually universal. Even among naturalized citizens, it’s rarely a problem, since showing English proficiency is required to become a US citizen.

So how is it that so many jurisdictions end up having to provide materials in Spanish, Chinese and other languages, when so few eligible voters really need them? Since 1982, Census forms have counted those who are members of so-called language minorities and who say they speak English “well” as having limited proficiency.


In many places, these bilingual materials just sit unused during elections -- a waste of money that could be spent elsewhere. A 1997 General Accounting Office report noted that the printing of bilingual material accounted for half the election costs in those jurisdictions covered.


Unscrupulous groups sometimes use these materials to facilitate voting by non-citizens. As I have testified, multiple instances of voter fraud have involved noncitizens voting -- by using bilingual ballots -- from Hawaii to Georgia.


The least that should be done is stopping the Census Bureau from inflating the number of jurisdictions required to provide bilingual materials based on phony limited-English-proficient numbers.


In a letter this week, Reps. Trent Franks and Trey Gowdy, the chairmen of the House subcommittees charged with overseeing enforcement of bilingual voting rights, urged the common-sense approach of considering anyone who says they speak English “well” on the Census form as English-proficient.


This standard would result in fewer unnecessary bilingual ballots from being printed. But the only way to stop this nonsense is to eliminate the requirement for bilingual voting materials altogether. Furthermore, there is another reason to oppose them: they balkanize our nation.


Our original national motto is E pluribus unum -- “out of many, one.” While we come from all over the globe, we are united as Americans. This unity means that we hold certain things in common. We celebrate the same democratic values, cherish our many freedoms and champion equality under the law. Our common bonds must also include an ability to communicate with one another through a common language: English

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

EPA's Jackson...the job killer!

     As this administration veers further off course, and compounds the hardships now facing many Americans,


the EPA's queen of mean, Lisa Jackson is going to make your life a little darker. New draconian regulations on

coal generated power plants under the ruse of Obama's dream of green will cost taxpayers plenty in jobs and

enormous rate hikes. This hap-hazard approach by Obama's minions, in across the board irrational logic has no

boundaries. Where will you be when the lights go out Ms. Jackson? Probably not the Bronx!

theodore miraldi

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Manhattan DA's office will ask judge to dismiss all DSK charges:

 EXCLUSIVE By LAURA ITALIANO


The Manhattan DA's Office will ask a judge to dismiss all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn when he appears in court Tuesday, The Post has learned.

Prosecutors are poised to file what's called a Dismissal On Recommendation motion, which will say the indictment against the frisky Frenchman cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt because of credibility problems with the sole witness in the case, Strauss-Kahn's hotel-maid accuser.

Prosecution sources said the motion, also called a Recommendation for Dismissal, will be lengthy, thorough and carefully crafted.

HE'LL SKATE:The Manhattan DA has decided to seek a dismissal of all sex-assault charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn due to a lack of credibility of his accuser, hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo.

It will set out the facts of the case, possibly including a procedural chronology and details of DA Cyrus Vance Jr.'s labor-intensive, four-month investigation into the strength -- and failings -- of the evidence.

One source believes the dismissal motion will include never-before-revealed details attacking the credibility of accuser Nafissatou Diallo, in addition to details already revealed by prosecutors in a June 30 filing describing her previous lies to federal asylum and tax officials and then to prosecutors and grand jurors in the Strauss-Kahn case.

The motion will conclude that the indictment prosecutors won in May against the then-International Monetary Fund honcho -- alleging that he forced Diallo to give him oral sex and attempted to rape her when she came to clean his luxury suite at the Sofitel hotel in Midtown -- cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Most important, the motion will ask Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus, who has handled the matter since Strauss-Kahn's arraignment days after the arrest, to dismiss the indictment.

Judges always grant such motions immediately, experts said, meaning that DSK could hop any of the next planes home -- although one defense source said that since the DA's office has yet to reveal with certainty its plan for Tuesday, the Frenchman isn't packing his bags just yet.

"When it's the DA asking for dismissal, it's never denied," said veteran defense lawyer Michael Shapiro, who got a motion to dismiss in Manhattan last year after prosecutors realized they'd wrongly won a child-rape indictment against an upstate rabbi.

"I suppose a judge technically could deny it," Shapiro said. "But then no one would show up to prosecute the case on the next court date."

Shapiro -- who has been a defense lawyer for 38 years, acting as co-counsel for such big clients as Bernard Goetz and Vincent "Chin" Gigante -- called prosecutor motions to dismiss "as rare as hen's teeth."

The motion that Manhattan prosecutors submitted last year for Shapiro's much-relieved rabbi client was short and sweet, the lawyer said.

"All mine said was that, upon further investigation, the DA's office had determined that it is unable to prove the charges beyond a reasonable doubt," so the judge should dismiss the indictment, Shapiro said.

Defense lawyer Ron Kuby, who won a three-page motion to dismiss in a Bronx murder case in 2008, said, "They're incredibly scarce and valuable. The judge approved it on the spot, and the entire case was then sealed."


Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/source_to_drop_dsk_rap_31ojnTxU9N4v6ykxpntQOL#ixzz1VfSf7G9P


        Again justice will prevail and all the scam artists and conspiracy theorists who jumped on the Diallo band wagon trying to abuse the system for personal gain will finally get what's coming to them. However, it will not be what they expected.

theodore miraldi

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lesson of London Riots.....

     It's not always about economics, or looting to enhance your personal wealth,


sometimes it just about lawlessness. We've seen this all too often across this nation,

when any perceived injustice occurs within communities compacted with minorities

living in poverty. Brazened by the flash riots around the world, the thugs within our

communities find useful methods to act like criminals under the guise of social

justice. Acting like children by breaking their own communities limits the risk of

reprisals from other community members already too fearful to stand-up for what's

right. We must stop pampering the misfits and protect those who live within the law.

theodore miraldi

Monday, August 15, 2011

Seal Team 6 campaign propaganda....

What a shame for first time Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow to veer off course in a proposed


movie depicting Seal Team 6's surgical removal of Osama bin Laden, and its planned release just prior to the 2012

elections. What could be her motivation for career suicide? This politically motivated film will have her joining

ranks with the likes of Michael Moore, in an effort to further divide our floundering nation. Although a compelling story

of the bravery displayed by the Navy Seals, many may find it somewhat manipulative. Obama should call a halt

to any classified info being leaked making this film possible. The last time info was leaked regarding this raid,

operatives paid the price.

theodore miraldi

Excerpt from NYPost 8/15/2011

What a shame that Bigelow is releasing a movie about Seal Team 6’s surgical strike on Osama bin Laden just prior to the 2012 elections.


Why is she committing career suicide? This politically motivated film will have her joining ranks with Michael Moore and further dividing our floundering nation.
theodore miraldi

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/letters/bam_hollywood_propaganda_ZcCO38QZhkk0VvSzyygGqK#ixzz1V6VaATcw

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Silhouette of a would be leader......


     Obama has again shown his disrespect to our men and women who have fallen in combat. While evocking a media blackout, he then floods the media with his disengenuous salute. A shameful campaign stop....   
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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Being critiqued by Blogger Jed Resnick....re: Diallo vs DSK

Jed Resnick's comment to my post commentary regarding Andrea Peyser's article, "Glammed Up DSK

Accuser Suggests Case is About Race." (7/29/2011):

The Bronx’s Theodore Miraldi writes to tell Mandrea how brilliant her character assassination of Nafissatou Diallo was on Friday. “These would-be scammers would like our justice system to play by their rules, in which race is always a factor.” And by “would-be scammers,” he means “mud people.”


This is a case of a jackass putting words into other people's mouths. His assumption of my commentary is

that by associating my meaning with a racial slur(mud people)  renders my assessment as bias. This is the

unfortunate dynamic of would be analysts commenting on sensitive issues that many of us take seriously.

My commentary in NY POST:

THE ISSUE: Public appearances by the accuser in the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.


***

The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is now in the court of public opinion ("Glammed-Up DSK Accuser Suggests Case Is About Race," Andrea Peyser, July 29).

While Nafissatou Diallo's lawyer pushes for a big paycheck, DA Cy Vance's office must be diligent in its efforts to assure justice is served.

These would-be scammers would like our justice system to play by their rules, in which race is always a factor.

New York takes crimes against women very seriously.

If there were an ounce of truth to Diallo's attempted-rape charges, DSK would not be a free man.

One need only look at the cast of characters surrounding Diallo to understand what this is about.

Theodore Miraldi

As far as i can see by this attack, Jed Resnick also needs to use race to make his inflammatory remarks

gain traction with his flock, which i'll presume are all progressive liberals....

And, this is not the first time Resnick has tried to twist my words into a narrative that suits his dysfunctions.


Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/letters/will_accuser_pr_blitz_give_her_leg_91cigKzGCK4U8jWLn5oeaK#ixzz1UMSzrlHp

Monday, August 1, 2011

Will Accuser's PR Blitz Give Her a Leg Up? NY Post 8/1/2011

THE ISSUE: Public appearances by the accuser in the rape case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

The case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn is now in the court of public opinion ("Glammed-Up DSK Accuser Suggests Case Is About Race," Andrea Peyser, July 29).

While Nafissatou Diallo's lawyer pushes for a big paycheck, DA Cy Vance's office must be diligent in its efforts to assure justice is served.

These would-be scammers would like our justice system to play by their rules, in which race is always a factor. New York takes crimes against women very seriously.

If there were an ounce of truth to Diallo's attempted-rape charges, DSK would not be a free man.

One need only look at the cast of characters surrounding Diallo to understand what this is about.

Theodore Miraldi









Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/letters/will_accuser_pr_blitz_give_her_leg_91cigKzGCK4U8jWLn5oeaK#ixzz1ToKGmvr2