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New York Patriot April 16, 2014 at 08:46 am
BTW - Frankenstein was a registered Democrat.
dleighg April 16, 2014 at 09:00 am
NY Patriot: Why is it a Frankenstein? It accomplishes *EXACTLY* the same result as a nationalRead More popular vote. It simply does it within the confines of the constitution as written.
John April 16, 2014 at 09:01 am
Sounds like the JM's think alike. All my presidential votes have been a waste of my time since itRead More was simply tossed out for been on the wrong side of NY.
Lawmakers sign a bill into law making it illegal to purchase tobacco products to those under 21. Credit: Office of William R. Spencer
dave j April 15, 2014 at 05:42 pm
What a joke this nanny state is becoming .Well Im sure more people are going to die from cancerRead More caused by all the hot particles coming over on the jet stream from the fukushima meltdowns anyway. But one more ridiculous law on the books enables the police and the courts to harass and fine more people .
dave j April 15, 2014 at 06:33 pm
Just an afterthought whats the death toll from heroin on Long Island this year?
A_M_O_V April 15, 2014 at 09:15 pm
The only thing Mr. Bellone and Mr. Spencer could be proud of is the pioneering aspect of this pieceRead More of legislation. Yes they are the first who sign a legislation that would become a detriment for generations, unless at some point and I hope sooner than later the law would be reversed and possibly incorporate age change for alcohol use to 18. It is about time that government officials will get advice from professionals. We are telling our kids not to drink alcohol and not to smoke at an age in which the urge to do the opposite is so high. The most difficult thing for the government to do is promote education that requires high caliber people with energy and sophistication. No one argues the danger in smoking and excessive drinking but when you make it illegal people would like it more. Focus on education and don’t spend valuable money on enforcing something that definitely won't do any good.
STAR dot STAR April 12, 2014 at 09:45 pm
The BUNDY RANCH confrontation is all of us.
frank vecchione April 13, 2014 at 08:11 am
star , resist / never submit. this is not over . we must be prepared for the confrontation , thatRead More will come. in ny also , when the tyrant in albany starts to confiscate our firearms....
brookhavenconfucius April 13, 2014 at 08:37 am
AND FRANK, WE ARE ALL ALONE, TOO ! DONT EXPECT, any of those WHINY politicians, to be with TheRead More People !
County Executive Steve Bellone delivers keynote speech at Complete Streets summit in Farmingdale. Credit: Courtesy Photo
Archie Bunker April 9, 2014 at 11:23 pm
Glenn. Everyone drives way to fast and are always in a rush. Throw texting in there and it gets evenRead More better
the baby April 10, 2014 at 06:50 am
I don't understand why there are no north-south routes out here like NY135/SOB expressway, with noRead More freakin' traffic lights every 100 feet. Take Route 51, which travels mostly through farmland, from Moriches to Riverhead and you will stop at lights, where there is one lone car making a turn. Huh? Yeah, at 55 or 60 mph, slam on the brakes! I lived in Nassau County many years and could easily get from Merrick Rd. to Jericho Tpk. in about 20 minutes. Try that here. SOL.
brookhavenconfucius April 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm
THE CORRUPTION IN THIS AREA, IS EXTENSIVE. FOR EXAMPLE, You have Town Traffic Dept. managementRead More employees...PUBLIC EMPLOYEES... 'moonlighting' as consultants with private, traffic design firms...IN PLAIN SIGHT ! And when you make a complaint to the Town about a politically connnected, local business, who contributes to traffic violations, say, and the Town employee alerts the violators to 'back off' for a few days, until the heat cools down, and then it's business as usual. BELIEVE ME, THEY RUN AWAY, when you confront them about it...but that's all that happens...back to bu$ine$$ as U$ual !
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone talks about water quality.
Patchogue Snoop April 2, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Capi shut up you creep. I don't need your vile insults..unless you look me in the eye and say it toRead More may face mano a mano. You coward. Anyone even focus on the theft of the environmental fund by Balooney for the second time?? Wake up people they are stealing from us taxpayers while everyone sleeps. It is you civic duty to get involved in all levels of govt if you don't don't whine when things like Obamacare and our highest taxes in the nation go even higher.....
CAPICU April 2, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Patchogue snooze..........that's better
Patchogue Snoop April 2, 2014 at 02:06 pm
You're obviously a kid, beat it before I take my belt off and give you the beating you never got.
Stevo March 24, 2014 at 11:15 am
brookhaven - You never fail to show your bigotry in your idiotic posts. What a creep you are!!
brookhavenconfucius March 24, 2014 at 01:28 pm
Thank you Stevo, or is it Sheep-O ? Was that it ?
brookhavenconfucius March 27, 2014 at 08:06 am
Earl, THESE ILLEGALS, "have not filed but are due refunds" ! Guess, we can call thisRead More ILLEGAL ALIEN PATCH, now !
Patchogue Snoop March 21, 2014 at 01:16 pm
HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKS Eliminate the County Legislator and their staffRead More bilking the taxpayer out of millions....NYS does just fine with lawmaking...we don't need the BS rules they dream up. Also, I'm no attorney but why should county law supersede state law?????? Is it that BS home rule crap?
ELLA March 21, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Please tell me why an 18 year old can vote, defend our country and get married without permission .Read More . . BUT . . . he/she can't smoke!
West Islip Resident March 22, 2014 at 06:47 am
Once again another law just like the layers of overlapping gun control that will be circumvented. IfRead More people want to get something or do something they will do it. As we have seen laws mean nothing to non-law abiding individual's, whether its smoking, drinking or illegally possessing and or using a weapon to commit a crime. All this grandstanding by Politian's is just that grandstanding.
Tri-State Transportation Campaign’s Associate Director Ryan Lynch and other advocates call for more funding for the Suffolk County Transit Bus System. Credit: Courtesy Photo
CAPICU March 21, 2014 at 07:49 am
In some people's mind,if it looks illegal,smells illegal,walks illegal then it must be illegal.
Caroline Waloski March 22, 2014 at 10:18 am
Definitely need more transportation. No one is looking for a free ride, no pun intended. If thoseRead More without cars could depend on reliable transportation to get to work we could pay our fare.
Patchogue Snoop March 26, 2014 at 07:52 pm
Right on G....gimme mines.....
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. Credit: Suffolk County
knee jerk April 2, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Snoop Dog: The environment can wait, donuts come first.
Patchogue Snoop April 2, 2014 at 02:03 pm
I am not snoop dog..thank you. Please don't associate me with that POS.
knee jerk April 2, 2014 at 03:10 pm
OK, I'll fizzle my shizzil.
STAR dot STAR March 17, 2014 at 12:33 pm
And Deb, don't forget that Obamacare is yet ANOTHER tax which is a redistribution scheme, so saysRead More the Supreme Court.
TomTuttle March 17, 2014 at 01:42 pm
EXTEND!!!! It's pathetic that we as citizens allow the people who have never had to use socialRead More benefits decide whether we should be allowed to use what we all pay for every week of our labor out of our paychecks. Tell me one person on Capital Hill who has ever lost a job and had to use the Unemployment System until they found another? I bet its very small number. Yet we give them the decision making power to rule on our lives? Why? They receive full medical coverage,lifetime jobs for some,insane pensions that the working man/woman could only dream of, yet they do not work a full year like the rest of us? These are the people who we want representing our everyday issues? Not in my opinion. Time for this country to ORGANIZE!!! It's us against them it seems. Very sad day to be an american when you see our government coming off the rails and there is no answer in sight.
fred March 17, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Deb- I think you make excellent points and capitalism is the only economic system that works.Read More However we haven't seen capitalism in this country in years. Too big too fail. Subsidies, tax breaks. Adam Smith would be rolling over in his grave. You as a small business owner is the one getting screwed by the government actions and large corporations greed
New Guy March 12, 2014 at 02:04 pm
There are a lot of unhappy people voicing there opinion on common core. Folks if you are unhappyRead More with common core then do what a lot of others have done send your children to private school/charter school.
Patchogue Snoop March 14, 2014 at 11:53 am
On Wednesday, the Democrat-led Assembly passed a bill that would delay parts of the Common CoreRead More standards, including preventing Common Core testing from factoring into teacher evaluations........... The Democrats and Andy are owned by the teachers union. This is what they really oppose.....teacher evaluations....ie accountability
Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Gee, did the teachers call in sick for this protest????
monkey lewis March 15, 2014 at 05:02 am
Andy says leave his state if you don't love abortions and gays
ed March 16, 2014 at 02:30 pm
We had MAJOR gas shortages and lines in Long Island after Hurricane Sandy. Like him or not, Gov.Read More Christie initiated odd/even days in NJ and the shortage ended. A few days later King Andy copied Gov. Christie and our lines also went away. We need leadership, not wealthy copy cats who act like a king. I luv NY, but I don't luv King Andy. Also we need term limits in both the NY & Federal senate/house.
Patchogue Snoop March 26, 2014 at 07:54 pm
He doesn't stand a chance unless he sells his soul to the Public Sector Union thieves.
Frank Esposito February 28, 2014 at 07:43 pm
Here is an example of the type (not indicative of all, but) one of the many local countyRead More "breeders" you will be getting your Brookhaven shelter dog from. True story here... While walking down the street one day, we happen upon a beautiful brindle coat pit-bull mix. My friend and I are approached by dog (we are both very much dog lovers and are more than happy to accept its greeting) and it appears friendly and indeed it was. What does the owner do? He yanks it back by the lead and strikes it with back of lead. We give the owner a "u f'ing jerk look" and continue our walk. Let be honest here, if we called that in it would go nowhere and if we stuck around we would have either gotten into a "fight" with this guy and been arrested ourselves, or he would have left the scene. Either way something non-advantageous and non-productive for us was going to go down. These are the people who are currently and still will be raising the dogs and breeding their pups available at Brookhaven Animal Shelter. These are the fools that will not be effected by this wonderful new law being proposed. These fools and the people who buy dogs and suddenly realize they can't handle the responsibility of owning a pet and turn it into a shelter for a nice traumatic lifestyle change. Those groups are your top breeders for shelters. Now even Archie (commenter here at the Patch) himself, who is very up on all things "puppy mill" can't even locate one "puppy mill" on long island for us. I bet Archie can't even identify a "puppy mill" (you know the bad ones) outside of Suffolk county either ( huh oh no, he is going to call me a bad name again - I just know it, or maybe this time he will find some grammatical error and make fun of that next time because I know for sure his type nearly never reply with something grown from any eruditional sensibilities) . So again, is this law about preventing puppy mills or steering Suffolk dwellers into a narrower band of where you can buy your pets from to the advantage of some other groups. Notice Ed Romaine in this article "urged" (only urged) anyone who is interested in a new dog or cat to visit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center. Of cause the finial choice is yours and buyer beware right? I wonder how the town indemnifies itself from some of these ill breed dogs and possible law suit? Maybe they only adopt out "adoptable" pets? When you sign after coughing up the adoption "fee" do they have some convenient language in it that covers their butt? This useless - but passable because it tugs on the heart strings of the uneducated and misguided - law will pass and nothing will improve. Also get ready to cough up bigger money for local breeders as they know, unless you are willing to travel / deal with an out of county breeder they got you over a bit of a barrel. "Hey you can buy a slightly over priced mini-pincher form me or go and spend more in travel / transport, etc." "It's up to you dear prospective customer" ;-) The big pushers of this law are guys like Romaine and their troubled county shelters (because of troubled people living in Brookhaven putting great strain on town resources) and I bet you the Long Island breeders association and /or some grouping of fellowship minded folks. And remember by their very function, there is no place less in control of their "breeding" than a county shelter. But of cause this law will go a long way to stopping bad breeders rights? And be sure to head on down to the Brookhaven shelter at Eddie's "urging", as they only select from the best breeders of the bunch and will continue to do so after this law. My God, you people not seeing through the emotional BS fog selling this law to the public are really getting duped. And then to attack me as a "douche bag" and "idiot"? What?! Holy cow, some of you people are really dysfunctional! No offense to cow breeders... sorry there guys.
Frank Esposito February 28, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Archie, I just re-read my last 3 postings... have at it brother.... there are many grammaticalRead More errors. So now you can call me a douche bag and an idiot and also make fun of my writing. Oh, I almost forgot.... I also walk with a gimp and have one ear lobe noticeably bent and bigger than the other... just to let you know, in case you want to make fun of that too. Enjoy yourself at my expense brother. I'm more than happy to help you out there. Hopefully that will give you the makings for a great weekend ahead. Happy to help ya out!
Patchogue Snoop March 9, 2014 at 10:00 am
WOW! As the highway department sinks in a cesspool of drug dealing, corruption, endless OT, no showRead More jobs, collapsing buildings Big Ed the HACK sets his priorities......dogs first...taxpayer a distant second. This hack is just an example of what earned us the name "CROOKHAVEN" he is in it up to his eyeballs!!
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons.
Patchogue Snoop March 15, 2014 at 02:24 pm
Hey Johny, Yeah man it is....too many dunkin donuts on the island...its an occupational hazard forRead More the cops. And yes, we pay for the donuts too under meal allowances when on OT.
Barbara Goldowsky March 15, 2014 at 08:11 pm
The swans are wondering when we are going to talk about THEM again....
Harriet Brown March 23, 2014 at 04:35 pm
There is no good reasons to destroy these beautiful creatures.
Tommy Noble February 12, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Put 'er in four-wheel drive, wrap some chains around those tires and take a freaking day trip to aRead More winery in the snow!
Christopher Wendt February 12, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Hop aboard the LIRR and visit the Met or MOMA. You can easily spend an entire day at either ofRead More them. Another good trip in nice weather if Fort Tryon and the Cloisters, with lunch or dinner at the New Leaf Restaurant in Fort Tryon Park. Or go downtown, take a walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. Or check out Battery Park, or rent a bicycle and ride up from the Battery to the GW Bridge along the Hudson River, turn around and pedal to Central Park, drop off the bike, take the subway to Penn and the LIRR. The last one we did was the 911 Memorial, Trinity Church & Cemetery, the NYSE, the Federal Building (where Washington was sworn-in as President and where the Bill of Rights was written; cap off this trip with a meal at Fraunces Tavern.
Patchogue Snoop March 2, 2014 at 07:39 am
Where are my comments?! Something is going on on this site. Apparently, a Jo Miller somehow postedRead More under someone's name to make him look bad. Not an IT guru but beware......
david March 5, 2014 at 11:29 pm
hooterville native, I see you said you were "keeping an eye out" for the deer? Curious ?Read More is that the deer's eye or your eye?. As far as the deer go, bring back native American's to live in the area. When it was their land the deer were decimated. Its only since the state conservation efforts began that the population has exploded. Either that or let some bowhunters on your land during season that will harvest and use the animal instead of executing them and piling them in a fire.
Hooterville Native March 10, 2014 at 01:28 pm
David, We (my friends and neighbors) are keeping an eye out...for the deer with the eye out.. IRead More would love for bow hunters to use my land. I just don't own enough. I have 3-7 deer go through my backyard daily every morning and night I live across from a preserve and from what I understand the hunters didn't get any or never asked to hunt there. (I heard both stories) The other night while driving home with my daughter in 1/8 of a mile we had 12 deer jump out in front of the car and then another 2 closer to home. Earlier that same night I was in Orient and saw deer that looked like it was bedded down for the night , on the sidewalk. When I turned around to check it the poor thing got scared and tried to run away but on the upper parts of her legs because all 4 were broken. I did call the police to put her down.. What kind of a person hits a deer and doesn't turn around to check whether the animal is ok? it was obvious she couldn't get to far from where she was hit.
Archie Bunker February 12, 2014 at 09:19 am
You must be high because your comments are from left field. Keep em coming, you genius!
Archie Bunker February 13, 2014 at 11:50 pm
Admirable but um no thanks
joesph McCormick March 3, 2014 at 09:26 am
DA RICE does nothing!! Locks addicts up for as long as she can!! DTAP program complete FAILURE!!
Nassau DA Kathleen Rice (left) to run for Congress in Fourth District after McCarthy's retirement. (File photo)
brookhavenconfucius March 21, 2014 at 06:07 am
PLEASE SANTA CLAUS, give us a preview !
Patchogue Snoop March 29, 2014 at 03:34 pm
Yeah JERK, all the guns are off the street. OMG Check out the new "NAKED AND AFRAID SHOWRead More COMING ON THIS SUNDAY" I think it is our lady in the nude all covered in mud YOWWWW
knee jerk March 29, 2014 at 03:49 pm
Snoop Dog: Scary-I thought the same thing, and it appears from the previews like she disembowels herRead More survival partner in this one.
President Obama has called for Congress to act on a Democrat-backed proposal to raise the current federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 for all workers. (Patch file photo)
brookhavenconfucius January 31, 2014 at 12:44 pm
I was being sarcastic.
Get Off My Lawn January 31, 2014 at 04:44 pm
Isn't big Government great?? Here's one unrelated but very relative example for all you Idiots whoRead More support this stuff. I'm sure we'll have it here too. Washington State Lawmakers ludicrously claim a tax-per-mile is needed to offset the prevalence of fuel-efficient cars. The Transportation Commission says the motor fuel tax, which currently pays for 76% of transportation investments, is unsustainable “over the long term.” In a dizzying twist of logic, the Transportation Commission blames the prevalence of fuel-efficient cars as the reason the state now needs a per-mile tax, arguing that the move to cleaner, smarter vehicles must be accompanied by a change in the way we pay for our roads. According to the study, drivers could be charged three ways; either with a flat-fee, by having odometers checked, or with an electronic device installed in cars to measure how many miles are driven...Keep begging to be enslaved. It's working!
Tomas February 1, 2014 at 10:11 pm
I would think they would opt for the electronic device because it will create jobs. Unfortunately,Read More those jobs are in China. Washington State? Another reason to root for the Broncos! I heard a weird idea similar to this when the Government was pushing the Volt. These elected officials are a real piece of work. They pat you on the back with one hand and pick your pocket with the other. I just hope the people wake up soon and vote the bums out.
Credit: Getty Images
brookhavenconfucius January 29, 2014 at 11:51 am
You are kidding, us, right ? You forgot to tell people 'how' to contribute to The Regime Leader'sRead More campaign committee !
brookhavenconfucius February 18, 2014 at 08:05 am
"In 1942 Seeger formally joined the Communist Party. A staunch defender of the Soviet dictatorRead More Joseph Stalin, he saw himself as one of the Party's "artists in uniform" whose activism was rooted in the notion that "songs are weapons." Read MORE about his official Communist ties, here...http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1619
Beachgirl33 January 22, 2014 at 03:08 pm
Never saw anything about this State of Emergency on Channel 12 News. In fact, the first I heard ofRead More it was at 3 o'clock today in the Patch.
pam January 22, 2014 at 10:00 am
Senator Flanagan forgot to draft legislation to get rid of the Commissioner and the eliminateRead More corporate influence that is responsible for the Common Core mess.
Jennine Zezima January 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm
Lipstick on a pig...it's still a pig. Repeal of Common Core and Race to the Top requirements is theRead More only thing that will save public education.
Candace Gonzalez-Donin January 23, 2014 at 08:21 am
Lipstick on a pig....absolutely correct. He fails to address the entire debacle and chooses toRead More offer up these pieces of legislation all the while IGNORING "thirty hours of testimony, 115 witnesses and close to 1000 pages of written testimony." He's playing it "safe" and this was to serve as a distraction...hoping to quiet down the discontent. He has underestimated parents and educators. This has not satisfied us, this has not distracted us, this will NOT FIX the true problems. STOP COMMON CORE immediately. FIX what can be fixed, and SCRAP the rest!!!
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