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Friday, March 19, 2010

Politics as Usual.......

It's time for the feds to start looking into the systemic corruption that has permeated New York politics for too long.

Meeks is a crook, and he knows it.

Their overwhelming sense of entitlement allows those who perpetrate these criminal acts to have no fear of any consequences, and, in many cases, they never suffer punishment.

New York politics has become a cesspool of arrogant, self-centered criminals who make up the rules as needed.

As a native New Yorker, I am ashamed to witness the lowest standard of behavior of my lifetime.

From Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Joe Bruno, and from Meeks to state Sen. Malcolm Smith -- what a disgrace.

Theodore Miraldi

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

More Health-Care Rhetoric..........NYPost March 10, 2010

Obama is trying to do outside the Capitol what he hasn't been

able to accomplish within his own party -- shove this monstrous,

toxic health-care bill down our throats.

Dr. Desperate has blamed everyone but himself for why this

bill is on life support. Congress seems to be just healthy enough

to recognize a budget-buster and career-ending piece of legislation

for what it is; poor policy-writing. No one is in more of a panic than

the doctor who may be losing his residency.

Theodore Miraldi

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

no memory, no job.......

Which ever the case may be Charlie Rangel isn't fit to hold an office that

requires memory or telling the truth. His deadpan denials of any knowledge regarding

dirty dealings, corporate gifts and taxpayer reimbursements shows the level of

complicity necessary to pull this off for such a long time. Rangel's ethics

violations reads like a rap sheet when coupled with the ongoing investigations into

his sense of entitlements. Rangel needs to step down and allow someone with a memory

and a little integrity to chair the powerful Ways and Means Committee. Where's the

leadership in the party?

the trouble with charlie.......

It's quite possible that what Rep. Charles Rangel really smells is the odor emitting from his illegal activities ("What Rangel Smells," Editorial, Sept. 23).

There's nothing worse than looking like a two-bit crook in a $300 suit.

There is an abundance of "do as I say" politicians who point fingers at everyone else. It's a poor excuse for dishonesty and a lack of integrity.

Where's the leadership of the Democratic Party? Why is it OK to be a tax evader, yet be the person responsible for writing those very tax laws?

Theodore Miraldi

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NY Post....whether Rangel should resign 9/20/08

THE ISSUE: Whether Charlie Rangel should resign as Ways and Means Committee chairman.

"Step Down, Charlie" (Editorial, Sept. 17) is what the public should demand.

The tangle with Rep. Charlie Rangel is his sense of entitlement - he thinks that he's the only person ever to make it out of the ghetto.

Rangel's real problem has been his own constituents, who feel some sense of pride by allowing this guy to run roughshod in Harlem for so many years.

We can't have two sets of standards.

If ethical behavior is the cornerstone to good government, why is it that we seem to be going backward?

Throw the bum out.

Theodore Miraldi

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

family values.........

I don't normally go off course on my blog, what I do for the most part is discuss
political issues that touch most of us. So bare with me here because I need to vent.
FAMILY, what was once the very essence, or glue that held this country, and the world
together for a least a millenium is on life support, at best. there isn't a day that goes by that you won't read in you local paper some horror story regarding the abuse
caused by one family member against another. Some abuses are subtle not always showing intent, others are brutal with maximum violations on someones human dignity.
Both to be sure are hurtful and in some ways more disruptive to what those with rational minds would be considered within the realm of acceptable social integration.
We live in a world that requires some level of responsibilty not always to the other, but to ones very self. As Socrates stated, self examination, looking at our behaviors and asking some simple questions; how would i feel if someone did something to me that makes my feel less valuable as a person, or outside the group. Apparently this happens alot in a society where ego and greed prevail above compassion, forgiveness or even love. It's a story unfortunately read too many times, experienced too many times by an ever growing number of individuals within families. So for anyone on the dishing end of a most serious, and life changing result of your bad behaviors toward loved ones, take pause, for the most part a little love goes a long way, and an occasional stop in front of the mirror may soften
your lust of abuse. Being open minded has no place for labels or judgements. So for
those of you with good families who stick together through thick and thin, keep up the good work! For the rest just keep trying to get it right.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The liberal mantra of PC has not only mired the macro management of Federal

policies which may seem a distant problem, but hiring convicted murderers as

chaplains within our prison systems just looks like plain old "stupid". The

management of our institutions needs to be highly scrutinized so the prisoners

aren't running the prisons. Radicalizing an already disgruntled population is

conter-productive social change. What is most sad are the hundreds and possibly

thousands of men and women who get the wrong message from so-called figures of

authority, and continue their criminal behaviors when released. How unfortunate

that serious ethical problems exist among those who should be beyond reproach.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Lawyers and the demise of democracy......

Thomas Jefferson warned us of the impending erosion.....

"It has long been my opinion, and I have never shrunk from its expression,... that the germ of dissolution of our Federal Government is in the constitution of the Federal Judiciary--an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow), working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction until all shall be usurped from the States and the government be consolidated into one. To this I am opposed."

- Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Obama's campaign rhetoric.......

I can hardly wait to hear Obama's delusional rhetoric about how he's going to make
us all better off than we were during the previous administration...One year later
and trillions spent on special political bargains that hasn't created a green industry, or anything else that has made a dent in the unemployment rate.
What has changed for the better is the democrats lose of Ted Kennedy's throne in
Massachusetts ending a year long debacle in congress by the likes of Pelosi and Reid.
Now the ever morphing Obama has been hit by the lightening of reason and in his endearing way has gone from FDR to Reagan in an instant.
What will we hear in his first State of the Union will be how hard he has worked to
overcome the excesses of the Bush Administation and in doing so has misread the will
of the people, as if he has no will of his own. How after millions of people have lost their jobs and homes Obama finally gets it. To little to late.............
Again we will hear his soaring oratory about him fighting for the little guy while
padding big business and government programs at the taxpayers expense. Obama's
elitist socialist agenda is out of step with the national interest.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Massachusetts Takes The Lead......

This enormous win by Scott Brown was not a win for the Republican Party, but
the tip of a spear that will change the course of the political landscape for years
to come. This election is a referendum of poor policy choices and a complete breakdown of ethical and political decorum. Our institutions work best when there is
dialog and compromise among the parties and the people. Even with a 60 vote majority
in the Senate the democrats seem to be more interested in biased media coverage
than hammering out comprehensive Health-Care Reform. No one would deny change is
greatly needed to curtail the spiraling cost of coverage. But by no means did the
urgency of this Bill make it necessary to exclude the minority party from the debate.
After all we do live in a democracy, not a dictatorship.