Bazzo Says

November 28, 2017

It seems I was accused of being harsh in my closing statement in last week’s column. Quoting former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, I said “the voters made their choice, now they will be punished,” which apparently did not reflect the spirit of cooperation and coming together we are now being told ...

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There are no national implications from last Tuesday’s election results. Yet, there was our very own senator, Chuck Schumer, saying, “This was a profound election result. This was the rejection of Donald Trump personally, and this was the rejection of Donald Trump’s policies. This was a ...

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Since Halloween weekend, when it was leaked that an indictment was forthcoming, there has been an attempt to misinform the public that gets its news from CBS, CNN, ABC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the New York Daily News, USA Today, Yahoo News, etc. Pretty much what is happening and ...

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I cannot sit silent any longer. Just in time for the Nov. 7 election, we have headlines that Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace is under attack for an alleged conflict of interest because the town board voted to expend tax dollars (after an opinion by the town attorney that it was proper) to fund ...

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Two weeks ago, the people (Democrats) who brought you Obamacare told you that President Trump has relegated the poor, seniors, children and the middle class to die in the streets. They told you that his actions two weeks ago will force insurance companies to raise their premiums and deductibles to ...

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The MTA takes in $5.5 billion a year just in various dedicated taxes. This does not include tolls and fares. Think about it: $5.5 billion just in taxes. Surcharges are taxes. Fees are taxes. There are whole states that do not spend that much. Yet, we are told the MTA needs more money for ...

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I know I am right when I see who disagrees with me. The only reasons I have seen or read or heard against a New York Constitutional Convention are based on fear. Who is it that is afraid?  Public sector unions and elected officials—the two biggest groups that have something to fear from the ...

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President Trump was right. From a story in last week’s New York Times, it turns out that the Obama Administration and James Comey’s FBI wiretapped the head of Trump’s campaign, Paul Manafort, including conversations Manafort had with Trump.  This is much worse than Watergate. That was a ...

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I have written repeatedly that the media cannot separate Trump from his supporters.  They did not create him, so they, no matter how hard they have tried, cannot take him down. Only Trump can separate himself from his supporters. Last Thursday I woke up to headlines saying Trump, Schumer and ...

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According to figures, there are 300,000 New Yorkers who are “DACAs.” I would have to believe that means there are some in this area. So, I figured I would get in on the discussion. What is happening now is not Trump’s fault. This is Trump trying to right a wrong, keeping another campaign ...

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We are told Trump is scum because he dared to link Antifa (short for anti-fascist) with white supremacists. After all, how can one compare the two? White supremacists, neo-Nazis and their ilk are racist pigs while Antifa is fighting injustice and for racial equality. The following is a list ...

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There is a madness out there where you have a political party trying to purge from the minds of people the history of this country. They are trying to transpose the morality of now to the people who lived a century or more ago. Then, these zealots say, “How dare they behave that way! All ...

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In 1986, Donald Trump received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor with Rosa Parks. In 1991, Trump first denounced David Duke, saying he hates what Duke represents. In 1997, the head of the Anti-Defamation League praised Trump for taking discrimination at private clubs head-on. This was after he won in ...

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Since Gov. Cuomo has been in charge, 194,000 people have moved out of the 50 counties north of us. Even though we are being told that unemployment upstate has dropped, it is NOT because more people are finding work; it is because they have stopped looking for work, according to studies. So, as on ...

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It’s no secret that in New York State, 60 percent of your property tax dollars go to school taxes. In fact, New York has long-ranked first in the nation for the amount it spends per pupil at $21,206. So where does most of that money go? Not to the large number of school districts, nor top-heavy ...

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I want to set the record straight on a couple of issues that have been under media scrutiny as of late. The president’s power to pardon is absolute. It is in the Constitution. There are NO exemptions listed. This included the power to pardon himself. They are not always given as an exoneration.

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I have been asked about my thoughts on the recent settlement between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Westchester County. The principle behind this issue should also be a concern to Putnam residents. What was at stake was whether the federal government had the power to ...

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Over the past couple of weeks, you have been inundated with either collusion, collusion, collusion or the Republican health care remedy that will kill people by the thousands. These have been parroted by the media, Democrats and Never Trumpers. I really do not know why I separate them, for they ...

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Again, while you were planning your Fourth of July activities, during the last week of June, during the closing session of the Supreme Court, two rulings came down. First, a partial allowance of Trump’s travel ban. A quick take: The ban was for only 90 days. So by the time the Supreme Court ...

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I hope your Fourth of July break went well. Here are some items I ran across while your mind was occupied with other matters: Uber and Lyft The New York Legislature voted to allow ride-sharing apps Uber and Lyft to operate outside of New York City. Our own state Sen. Terrence Murphy was a yes ...

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Here is a fact of life: the Department of Justice, including the special counsel, Robert Mueller, cannot indict President Trump. This has been the standard DOJ position since 1973, reaffirmed in 1996 and again 2000. The Democrats and their media stenographers, plus all the Trump haters on the ...

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So, last week, after 150-plus days in office, President Trump finally had a full cabinet. Even with a Republican-controlled Senate and only needing 51 votes, it took this long for his nominees to be confirmed. We were introduced to them last week and as they went around the table introducing ...

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If you say that there is a conspiracy from the entrenched bureaucracy to either 1) take out Trump, 2) discredit Trump or 3) hamper his implementing his agenda, you would be called a nut job, that you are paranoid. However, it is not paranoia if they are out to get you. There is proof that Trump ...

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When you want to know that it is time to turn off the “news,” here is a clue: It’s when you hear, “Trump is nuts by suggesting economic growth of 3 percent with his new budget proposal. That such a thing is not possible. It’s irresponsible to think that it is. Trump’s budget is going kill people ...

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So, there I was on Sunday, minding my own business, watching “White Collar” on TV, when I took a break to eat. While I am eating, I am listening to the news when I hear this: Our esteemed governor, the most powerful elected official in New York, a legend in his own mind, called on President Trump ...

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Let me state this up front: No matter what you hear or read, Trump could not subvert any investigation into General Flynn. He has the power to pardon even before any crime has been alleged. Remember the Ford pardon of Nixon? It was for any crimes he may have committed up to his resignation even ...

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Before talk about the update on the proposed Republican replacement of Obamacare, let me say this about last week’s firing of FBI Director James Comey: Within hours of the firing, the Democrats and their sycophants in the media were telling us this was Nixionian, tantamount to another “Saturday ...

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I am sick of hearing that repealing Obamacare will lead to healthcare cancellations and people losing insurance. That is exactly what Obamacare did! My God, the lies that come out of the mouth of Sen. Charles Schumer. It is like there was no history before Trump. Time and time again throughout ...

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So, who are the real “sons of the south”? The secessionist movement that led to the Civil War was based on the principal of nullification. That is the belief that states had the right to pick and choose which federal laws they wish to obey. It was the Democratic Party of that time that promoted ...

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I still cannot fathom the popularity of Andrew Cuomo, our governor. Other than the fact that he has a “D” after his name on a ballot, what has he done to ease the economic pain in New York? We have, under his leadership, lost more population than we have gained. That which we lost, people making ...

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