Monday, February 18, 2013

Rally for Civil Rights

Assemblyman Bill Nojay has announced a rally in Albany to show support for Second Amendment constitutional rights.

The rally will occur on Thursday, February 28 from 10:30am to 12:30pm at the Legislative Office Building and Capital Park in Albany, near the corner of State and South Swan Streets.

You can RSVP to the Assemblyman at


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Surprise, Surprise


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Attention Pistol Permit Holders

Sign up with County Clerk Cheryl Dinolfo to protect your privacy.   You can obtain an "Opt-Out" form, under the state's new gun law, from the County Clerk's website.   Completing the form and filing it means the Clerk's office must keep information about you, including your name and address, confidential.   Go to:

A Gannett newspaper in White Plains published names and addresses of permit holders in Westchester County, trying to marginalize innocent people by publicizing them like registered sex offenders.   A handy directory for criminals wanting to steal guns, the map published by The Journal News led to several home robberies before the newspaper finally pulled it.

The incident led to the privacy-protection in the new law.   The Journal News' sister publication, the Democrat and Chronicle, now complains, as in today's editorial, about the privacy provisions.   Too bad.   Let them whine to their sister newspaper.

How would D&C editors like it if someone published their home addresses and private information?   Bet they'd be less interested in transparency all of a sudden.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Give It to Me Local

Thursday's Democrat and Chronicle story about the coming snowstorm used a graphic from channel 2 in Buffalo, and linked to a video from the Buffalo station.

The same day's news that an Indian tribe wants to put a casino in Rochester broke in The Buffalo News -- nearly 12 hours before the D&C got around to it.

Recently the D&C changed its Section A, where it prints the world and national stories we all read on the internet the day before.   It consists now of a generic USA Today insert, with a D&C wraparound page or two.

They still seem to produce locally Section B.   That's where they print the Rochester and state news we all read on Rachel Barnhart's twitter feed the day before.

The slogan for the D&C's marketing effort to migrate readers to its website, in anticipation of ending print, is "Give It To Me Local."   Owned by a company in Virginia, trending as illustrated by the examples above, the only thing local about the D&C is the damage it inflicts on this community through its corruption and its lies, documented over the years in this site and in the perception of discerning readers.   "Give It To You Anal" is a more fitting slogan and a more truthful one.