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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Quinn and Lhota Recall Not-Much-Changed-Since Childhood in LI

Before Christine Quinn and Joe Lhota were leading candidates for the Democratic and Republican nominations for mayor of New York, respectively, they were Long Islanders, Newsday reports, as the candidates recall their not-much-changed-since LI childhood.  

The Similarities: Quinn, 46, lived on a Glen Cove street that ended in a cul-de-sac. Lhota lived in a home in the Venetian Shores neighborhood of Lindenhurst, where his parents still reside for part of the year. Both thrived in tight-knit communities, went to their high school proms and got their first taste of politics through student councils. 

Mayoral Candidates Express Religious Freedom Rights When Asked About "Metzitzah B'peh"

The Forward has been reviewing the mayoral candidates stances on the controversial Jewish circumcision practice known as metzitzah b’peh, and came to conclusion that only Rev. Erick Salgado and  City Comptroller John Liu pledged to outright abolish the city’s regulation of the practice. 

 “For thousands of years, this has been a practice that has been observed by people,” Liu said. “As with most procedures, some risk is inherent. But I would certainly defer to the rabbis on this, as opposed to thinking that, well, we know better after thousands of years of this practice.”

Friday, May 3, 2013

Bloomberg Believes Quinn Is Last Barrier Against Union Takeover

Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn't seem to be willing to distance himself from mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, nor would he shy away from heaping heavy praise on one of  his would-be successors.

“Chris Quinn has done a very good job as speaker,” Mr. Bloomberg told John Gambling during his weekly WOR radio show this morning, Colin Campbell reports. “Whether you’re going to vote for her or not, she has been a very good speaker. The city has been very well served by her. I don’t think that she gets enough credit for it.”

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Thompson Lands Major Latino Endorsement

Failing so far to have an impact on the race as a minority candidate, mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson landed a major Latino endorsement  by U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano and his son, state Sen. Jose Serrano.

At a press conference Thursday, Congressman Jose E. Serrano, who was joined by his son, State Sen. Jose M. Serrano, praised Thompson as a "coalition builder" who can reach out to the Bronx's large Hispanic population.

Lhota Defends Giuliani's Comments; Lauds Bloomberg On NYPD Speech

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Giuliani Would Prefer Bill Thompson as His Democratic Choice For Mayor

Amid Sluggish Poll Numbers And Weiner's Expected Entry, de Blasio Intensifies Attack On Quinn

“Bill de Blasio is getting more and more desperate," the Christine Quinn campaign has charged, as Public advocate has lately intensified his direct attacks at Ms. Quinn, more increasingly since Weiner's candidacy has been looming over the Democratic mayoral field.

"As Mr. Weiner, a scandal-tarred former United States representative from Queens, considers jumping into the race, Mr. de Blasio has gone sharply negative, as if trying to establish his position as Ms. Quinn’s chief liberal challenger before a better known, if somewhat notorious, hopeful usurps that role," writes Kate Taylor in the NY Times.  

Last week, as the first televised debate on public safety draw to conclusion, mr. de Blasio  seized the remaining 60 seconds to accuse Ms. Quinn of changing her position on policing issues, and engaging in “revisionist history” about her views.

SHOCK: Anti-Quinn Blog Compares Christine Quinn To Hitler

A relatively new anti-Gay and anti-Quinn Blog, written and managed by a Orthodox Jew in Brooklyn, has been lately targeting Hasidic/Orthodox Jews who're supporting Speaker Quinn as their choice for mayor of NYC. While they might be motivated to destroy Quinn and pitching in return,  their chosen social conservative candidate for Mayor, Rev. Erick Salgado in the Orthodox Jewish community, the blog is now suggesting that Christine Quinn is even worse than Hitler.
"Failed Messiah reports that the Satmar Rebbe, whose followers are supporting lesbian Christine Quinn, said that the Israeli government is "worse than those who murdered us".

I have news for the rebbe.  Christine Quinn will do anything she could to cause you to leave religion. 

Need I remind you that some Jewish Askonim helped elect Hitler in 1933?  And now you will allow your Chassidim to support what you call to be worse than Hitler?"
In another blog post, the blogger blasts a shop owner for not accepting the candidacy of Erick Salgado. "According to he Satmar rabbi's logic, Christine Quinn is worse than Hitler.  The racism at Bon Appetit is so great, they would rather die in the gas chamber than vote for a Mexican." 

Catsimatidis Says NYPD Should Have The Power To Investigate and Monitor Radical Islamists in NYC

On a live radio broadcast with AM970 radio hosts Curtis Sliwa and Jeffrey Lichtan, Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis seemed to suggest that the NYD should establish its own version of the CIA to monitor and investigate radical Islamist groups in New York City.

Radio host Jeffrey Lichtan, who's an criminal defense lawyer, asked Mr. Catsimatiidis, if there is anything specific he would add to what is existing right now in dealing with Radical Islam. "Would you expand the atrtempts to investigate radical Islamists at the places that they worship, at the schools they are attending right now in our great city?" Lichtan asked.