Bazzo Says

June 20, 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote in my column, “Watergate analogies apply to Obama, not Trump,” that President Obama’s Justice Department planted a spy in the Trump campaign. I said I used the term “spy” because this was a counter-intelligence operation, not a criminal investigation, where the term ...

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Last week, the Daily News ran a headline, “When is our father coming home?” This dealt with a person here illegally, married to an American woman with a family, who was arrested at an Army base while delivering pizza. You are supposed to think that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), ...

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My liberal counterpart in this publication is about my age. Maybe I am the baby of the group, but we all have had the same seminal experiences of our youth: Vietnam, the civil rights movement and Watergate. These are what shaped our political perspectives. Looking back, maybe, just maybe those ...

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Did you know New York City public schools spend $24,109 per pupil per year, and 72 percent of students are not proficient in reading and 73 percent are not proficient in math? Or, did you know New York State spends $22,366 per elementary school and secondary school pupil? That is 90 percent ...

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I am not easily shocked by much anymore. Yet, I was by last week’s column by fellow columnist Bernie Kosberg. Kosberg, whose column runs regularly in Mahopac News and sometimes in Yorktown News, said in the first paragraph: “Several readers decried my conclusion that the overwhelming support of ...

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Whenever you doubt that God is just, remember last Monday. That is the day New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned. As you know, I have had him in my sights for a long time. He has squandered our tax dollars with more than 100 lawsuits against the Trump administration. Plus, ...

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If you noticed, I have refrained from getting involved in all the recent Trump headlines. I really do not have anything to add to this discussion. What everyone is now hearing about possible corruption within the Justice Department, readers of this column knew months to a year ago. For me, it is ...

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Last week, I wrote that in Governor Cuomo’s continued lurch left, he, by fiat, is allowing parolees the right to vote. Never mind he is usurping the powers of the Legislature. Never mind, as I said last week, a parolee has not finished paying his debt to society. This week, I want to put a face ...

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Boy oh boy, Governor Cuomo must be wetting his pants over being primaried on his left by Cynthia Nixon. In his continued lurch leftward to stave off this challenge, last week Cuomo issued an executive order to allow parolees the right to vote in New York. That is right. Now all 55,000 parolees, ...

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Cambridge Analytica is a research organization. Apparently, it is funded by the Mercer family, second only to the Koch brothers on the liberal hit list. Both, through their philanthropy, spend millions on various needy organizations like hospitals. What makes them liberal targets is their funding ...

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Understand what it will mean if you elect Democrats in November. When the tax reform bill passed in February, not one Democrat voted for it. In fact, during the discussions leading up to the vote, they lied and said your taxes will go up and only the rich will benefit. I wrote back then about the ...

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If you’re wondering why people and businesses are fleeing New York, a big part of the equation is that we still have the highest combined state and local taxes in the country. Do not forget, fees and surcharges count as taxes. The governor’s office tried to dismiss the study as old. That is ...

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We keep hearing how the Republicans are bought and paid for by the NRA. I recently explained to you the truth about this myth. The reality is the Democrats are the ones who are bought and paid for. Not by the NRA, but the environmentalists. You thought I was going to say public sector unions, ...

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This is for information purposes only. So, when you see headlines like the recent “Kellyanne Conway cited for two violations of the Hatch Act,” you will have a working knowledge of what it means. First off, what is the Hatch Act? This has nothing to do with Orrin Hatch, senator from Utah. Simply ...

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If you are getting your information from CNN, MSNBC, The New York Times or others in the mainstream media, you would think the Russians are no good dirty scoundrels, colluding with Trump to steal the election from the rightful heir, Hillary Clinton. The leading Democrats in New York are all on ...

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Regarding the most recent school shooting in Florida, if you paid attention to media coverage you could escape the reality or the conclusion that everybody wants to do something. People are shouting for something to be done about mass shootings. What you did not hear were very many people ...

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Here is our very own Sen. Charles Schumer on the Senate floor last week: “President Trump has stood in the way of a bipartisan solution to DACA, a problem he created in the first place, and yet the president is in this dream world. He thinks, ‘Oh, I can blame Democrats for the impasse.’ As I said, ...

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Since Donald Trump became president, New York State has filed more than 100 lawsuits against the federal government. This includes those filed by both Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Gov. Andrew Cuomo. It does not include lawsuits filed by the City of New York. Most of them are political ...

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Last week, President Trump gave his first State of the Union address. Here are a few things he pointed out: • Since the election, 2.4 million new jobs have been created. • Unemployment claims have hit a 45-year low. • African-American unemployment stands at the lowest rate ever ...

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I read with interest Bernie Kosberg’s column two weeks ago in Mahopac News titled, “A loudmouth remains conspicuously silent,” and I would like to make a couple of comments. I must start with a memory. Former House Speaker Richard Gephardt of Missouri used a technique to make a point by starting ...

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This is my 500th column overall and my 300th for Halston Media. That I have been given the pleasure of doing this for 10-1/2 years is due to you and, of course, my employers. I hope one day to start a column saying, “This is my 1,000th…” Thank you all for your support. Now, let us talk ...

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This is from the website Rare: “Seattle has decided to impose a 1.75 cent per ounce tax on all sugary beverages within the city with the hopes of raising a $15 million revenue stream that it will use for programs to help people ‘have better access to fresh fruits and vegetables,’ as Seattle station ...

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Last week, Erica Garner died.* She was the daughter of Eric Garner, who died while resisting arrest for selling individual cigarettes, otherwise known as “loosies.”* Most news stories about her death begin this way: “Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner, who died from a police choke-hold screaming ...

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Here we are. Another year is coming to a close. As I grow old, the days go faster and faster. Like all years past, this one had highs and very lows. It started with my husband complaining how sunlight made his eyes hurt. However, before we could get to that, he came down with an illness that laid ...

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Here is a Tweet from Trump on Dec. 12 after our Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called on the president to resign: “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything ...

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This is a Dec. 7 Facebook post by Westchester County Executive-elect George Latimer: “Sean Hannity said the other night that Robert Mueller’s investigation was ‘a disgrace to the American justice system’ and his team was ‘corrupt, abusively biased and political.’ “No, it’s Sean Hannity that’s ...

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I think one of the reasons I have been able to have a print column for the last 10 years is that I have an understanding of most of the readers. I have not lost “the common touch.” I am one of you. So when it comes to computers, I believe I am no different from most of you. I know how to turn it ...

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According to an article in the Daily Mail, a survey was taken of people who ride the London subway. It was trying to determine, to pinpoint advertising, what women on the London subway looked at, were moved by or affected by when looking at men. What they found was that women on the London subway ...

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According to an article in the Daily Mail, a survey was taken of people who ride the London subway. It was trying to determine, to pinpoint advertising, what women on the London subway looked at, were moved by or affected by when looking at men. What they found was that women on the London subway ...

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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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