Monthly Archives: February 2018

Talk is Cheap Mr. Zeldin

From James Ewing:  A reminder of where Lee Zeldin stands on the environment.  The Scorecard as per the League of Conservation Voters. To get the specifics on each vote go their website and click on the “vote name”: http://scorecard.lcv.org/moc/lee-zeldin Green … Continue reading

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Six Simple Gun Safety Measures

        A simple list of 6 gun safety measures that are supported by the vast majority of Americans, courtesy of Everytown.org : Where does your representative stand on policies that are proven to save lives? Do you … Continue reading

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Don’t vote Republican: it is a Matter of Life or Death

Photo credit:  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/02/parkland-shooting/553778/ Letter to the Editor in the Southampton Press, Feb 22nd 2018, by James Ewing: The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, was the 239th school shooting since Sandy Hook in 2012 and overall there have … Continue reading

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NRA gives FCC Chair a Rifle for Repealing Net Neutrality

Support for Net Neutrality Amazing how populist governments almost inevitably do things that go against the interest of the populace – and get away with it. NRA gives FCC chair, Ajit Pai, a rifle for repealing net neutrality: The National Rifle … Continue reading

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How they Dealt with Gun Violence Down Under

In my mind the real issue is whether the shear number of weapons (guns) is a significant factor in increasing gun-related deaths. If the number of guns per capita is NOT the problem, as Republicans and the NRA would have … Continue reading

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We Need Gun Safety Legislation.

“The Troubles” in Northern Ireland Op-Ed by Kate Browning Imagine our schools patrolled by armored vehicles and soldiers with semi-automatic weapons because of the fear of violence. This is not something I need to imagine. It is a memory. I … Continue reading

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Zeldin Pushes Lies

Published as a Letter to Editor, The East Hampton Star, Feb. 22 Needs to End East Hampton February 18, 2018 To the Editor, The scope of the Russian crimes, as put forth in the indictments of 13 Russian nationals and … Continue reading

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A Mom Speaks Out: Wake up America, we are at War!

Speaking at Tuesday’s Feb 20 Rally on gun violence and international security: Mara Gerstein Thank you for being here. I’m Mara. I’m a mom, a lifelong New Yorker, and a constituent of Lee Zeldin. And I’m here to tell my … Continue reading

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Put Our Safety First

Tuesday Feb 20th, 3 PM:  Rally in Patchogue at  Lee Zeldin’s Patchogue Office Put Our Safety First – Protect the Russia Investigation/ Gun Reform Now! Zeldin’s voting record on guns: “Mr. Zeldin has accepted $14,850 from the NRA since his first congressional … Continue reading

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Zeldin Kissing the Ring of Sheldon Adelson

Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, a famously private figure, has given few hints about his plans for the midterms. | Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images   From Perry Gershon: I saw this over the weekend in Politico: And then I read the first … Continue reading

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In the Crosshairs

Published as Letter to the Editor in Feb. 8 edition of The East Hampton Star His Responsibility East Hampton February 5, 2018 Dear David, Comey, McCabe, Mueller — three lifelong Republicans whom President Trump often praised until doing their jobs … Continue reading

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New Registrations Favor Dems in CD-1

Released by the Suffolk County Board of Elections: new registrants for the last month by party and by political subdivision. This is a measure of how well we are doing with efforts to register voters. (Table I) Total Dem (%) … Continue reading

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New Registrations favor Dems in CD-1

Released by the Suffolk County Board of Elections: new registrants for the last month by party and by political subdivision. This is a measure of how well we are doing with efforts to register voters. Total Dem (%) Rep (%) … Continue reading

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Zeldin: Selective Civil Rights

Michael Anthony writes on FB:  Lee Zeldin, the absentee Congressman, is concerned about Russian spy target Carter Page’s civil rights, but refuses to see the civil rights violations inherent in The Dept of Homeland Security’s administrative warrants used to detain … Continue reading

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Dreamer Rally at Zeldin’s office

About 100 people rallied in front of Zeldin’s office in Patchogue in support of Dreamers and a clean DACA bill on Feb 6.  The rally was organized by Bend The Arc and co-sponsored by many local groups including R&R. Six … Continue reading

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Strongman Trump

Webster: “Strongman: a person who uses power or authority in a cruel, unjust, or harmful way” On Sep. 6, 2017, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, was rescinded by Pres. Donald Trump. Congress was given 6 months to … Continue reading

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The Dark Side of SOTU

Yoda, we need you! So perhaps you think that President Trump’s State of the Union was ‘presidential’ and his speach reached across the isle?  If so, you would be joining a majority of viewers according to some polls. But here … Continue reading

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