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Viola Plummer Wants Your Help

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

It's a little old, but pictured below is shot of an advertisement in an edition of the Black Star News from a few weeks ago (that I just picked up), in which City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is described as a "white supremacist."

The ad is taken in defense of Viola Plummer, the former chief of staff to Brooklyn City Councilman Charles Barron (left), who was removed from that position by Quinn following her behavior during the "Sonny Carson street renaming" dust up.

The ad is signed by the December 12th Movement, a group Plummer chairs. In it Plummer is defended as the latest target of "white supremacy in New York City," and that her lawsuit seeking her reinstatement as Barron's chief of staff is "challenging the racism of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn."

There's more. The ad goes on to state that Council member Leroy Comrie, who Plummer stated should be "assassinated" following the street renaming vote (that statement cause her firing by Quinn in the first place), broke his promise to other council members to support the renaming. It also describes Quinn's rule at the City Council as a "de facto dictatorship" and declares her lawsuit as an effort to prove "the First Amendment still applies to Black people."

The ad closes with a plea for contributions to the "Viola Plummer Defense Fund," noting that her lawsuit will probably cost $15,000 to implement.

The full ad is after the jump.

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Engel Blasts Congestion Charge

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Congressman Eliot Engel, who represents a district that swings from Riverdale in The Bronx all the way through Rockland County, has made it official and come out in opposition to congestion pricing.

"The Mayor promises that the money from congestion pricing will go towards mass transportation, but the experience of the lottery money for education is illustrative. Money from the lottery went to education, but the money previously allocated by the State and City for education abated, replaced by lottery money. We can expect the same from this scheme; congestion pricing money goes to mass transit freeing up money that had been allocated for other purposes," said Engel.

The full statement is after the jump.

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Vague-ery Rodham Clinton

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

Over at the conservative Weekly Standard Fred Barnes is taking Hillary Clinton to task for her lack of specifics in the most recent Democratic debate. Quote: Senator Hillary Clinton tried a new tactic at the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday evening. It amounted to this: a major event or policy breakthrough or something else must occur, [&hellip
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Giuliani 45, Obama 43

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Another national poll looks good for Rudy Giuliani. A new Rasmussen poll gives the former mayor a 45-43 national lead over Barack Obama, an improvement for Giuliani from an earlier October poll. The poll finds that Obama still has a slim lead over former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson, 44-43, though that number is also an [&hellip
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Gore Wins, Sans Names

Written by John DeSio on . Posted in Politics, Posts

When you simply read the bios of the top Democratic presidential candidates you’re likely to choose Al Gore, according to a new Zogby poll. For the poll Zogby read the biographies of Gore, Hillary Clinton, John Edwards and Barack Obama to potential Democratic voters, without mentioning their names. The poll finds that Gore winds the [&hellip
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Hillary Up In (Former) Hometown

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Here’s some good news for Hillary Clinton from down south. The former First Lady of Arkansas is the leading presidential candidate in that state, according to a University of Arkansas-Fayetteville poll released yesterday. The poll finds 35% of Arkansas residents would back Clinton if the presidential race were held today. The next highest performing candidates [&hellip
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AFSCME Backs Clinton

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign has announced the endorsement of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). AFSCME is the nation’s largest public sector union, representing more than 1.4 million workers. “As our President, Hillary Clinton will help rebuild America’s middle class and make sure that everyone shares in our country’s prosperity. She has [&hellip
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Romney Burns NY At Both Ends

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is taking simultaneous shots at both Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton. Romney’s campaign has put out another fact sheet on Giuliani’s opposition to the line-item veto, titled "Big City, Big Spender: Suing for More Spending." Find it here. At the same time Romney is taking a shot at Hillary Clinton [&hellip
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