Tagged: New York

2010-11-20 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Taxation
For the Little People

WaPo on Charlie Rangel’s having been found guilty by the House Ethics Committee: The conviction covers four areas of unethical behavior, the committee ruled. Rangel, 80, was found to have improperly used his congressional staff and official letterhead to solicit donations from corporate charities and chief executives for a college wing named in his honor, […]

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2010-08-06 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government
Used Their Budget Gimmicks

Yeah, New York City has definitely used all of their budget gimmicks which the Times has been talking about. To critics of Mr. Bloomberg’s efforts to extend term limits, including some candidates who had prepared to run for mayor, the Doe Fund officials’ appearance [on Bloomberg’s behalf] amounted to a clear conflict of interest. For […]

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Perhaps Turner should move to Cuba so that he might be able to fawn over the Castros all he likes while he enjoys the communist paradise that is Cuba. But why did it take three fucking years to ban this guy from a job he had already quit?

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2010-07-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government
Bad Places

Gee, rulings like this one in New York can’t be used badly. No way. There’s a very simple answer to the problem of potential or likely repeat offenders, and allowing bureaucrats to decide who gets to enjoy the hospitality of the state prison system for longer than their sentence, up to and including “fucking forever”, […]

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2010-05-29 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
A Victory for Choice

Today New York legislators approved a bill that will more than double the number of charter schools, schools that are run privately using public funds, to the chagrin of the teachers unions. Barbara Martinez of The Wall Street Journal: New York would more than double the number of charter schools allowed to operate in the […]

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2010-05-25 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + Taxation
Bravo, Bus Drivers Union!

Michael M. Grynbaum via The New York Times: And the encounters [being spat on], while distressing, appeared to take a surprisingly severe toll: the 51 drivers who went on paid leave after a spitting incident took, on average, 64 days off work — the equivalent of three months with pay. One driver, who was not […]

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2010-05-16 :: madlibertarianguy // Education
After Years of Bitter Opposition

Jennifer Medina via The New York Times: The State Education Department and New York’s teachers’ unions have reached a deal to overhaul teacher evaluations and tie them to student test scores, brokering a compromise on an issue the unions had bitterly opposed for years. (Emphasis mine) It’s nice to know that the teachers of New […]

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