Bazzo Says

February 16, 2016

This marks my 200th opinion column (including both publishers). This would not have been possible without your support and the support of those that employ me. I am humbled by yours and their faith in me. Thank you and I hope I have another 200 in me. Now, for a few thoughts on the upcoming state ...

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The prevailing mantra on the Republican side of anybody not named Trump or Cruz is that Trump or Cruz cannot win, so vote for me. My only problem is if they can’t beat Trump or Cruz, how can the beat Hillary? Only in the world of politics could the candidate that comes in third be declared the ...

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In an editorial days before the Iowa caucuses, The New York Times endorsed presidential candidates Hillary Clinton for the Democrats and Ohio Governor John Kasich (who?) for the Republicans. As both candidates believe you are too stupid to live without government, same as the Times, this comes as ...

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Sen. Cruz says New York City has liberal values. He accuses Trump of having the same values. Leaders on both sides of the aisle and the New York media has conniption fits.   Gov. Cuomo in his State of the State address says New York is the progressive capital of the world and the chamber applauded.

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Trump made a boo-boo. In responding to Senator Cruz in last week’s Republican debate, he compared apples to oranges. In brief, trying to win the Iowa caucuses, Senator Cruz tried to paint Trump as the quintessential New Yorker. He said, and rightly so (Trump admitted as much on “Meet the Press” ...

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There it was. The headline on Wednesday’s Daily News: “The Party of Pro-Death,” complete with pictures. Seeing just the headline, one would not be wrong in assuming that they were talking about leading Democrats and their stance on abortion on-demand with no restrictions. You would look for the ...

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Taxing your patience When your taxes are due in April, you will either need to send more money to Washington or you will be getting significantly less back. The following, listed in bullet notes below, took effect in January 2015 and are all part of the Affordable care Act. There was not one ...

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Last week’s issue of Yorktown News contained three letters that I cannot help but opine upon. The first dealt with the town banning dogs from Jack DeVito Veterans Memorial Field. The second had to do with the new owners of the gas station at East Main Street and Strawberry Road in Shrub Oak. The ...

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The prevailing wisdom is that Obama and his policies created The Donald. This is what the Washington establishment, so-called conservative talking heads and Democrats with bylines in the media comfort themselves when trying to explain why The Donald’s lead continues to widen in the polls. This, of ...

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I woke up last Monday to find out that Donald Trump is finally through. He really did it this time. He’s gone over the line. I just had to know what it was he said. After all, he is a private citizen with no power to enact law. So it only had to be something he said. What he said, and I saw it ...

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When the 9/11 Commission released its report, it stated that Islamic terrorists were at war with us, but we weren’t at war with them. Basically, we treated their attacks as criminal matters. It seems history is repeating itself. Obama still wants to close GTMO (Guantanamo Bay detention camp) ...

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Here is a tip straight from the Politics of Dirty Tricks handbook: When all else fails, compare your opponent to the Nazis. When I say “all else,” I mean the usual calls of “bigots,” “xenophobes,” “homophobes,” “sexists,” etc. have neither silenced nor taken out your opponent, so you pull out ...

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In a repeat of the 2012 primary season, being the lead candidate in the polls can be a mixed blessing. The media and candidates, who are both trying to gain attention and face time, tend to focus on the top one or two candidates leading the race. That spotlight is especially harsh and unrelenting ...

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For those who think Democrats and Republicans cannot work together, think immigration. Illegal immigration to be exact. Not undocumented, but illegal. Both parties, for their own reasons, are hell-bent on not enforcing existing immigration laws. In fact, they are the only laws I can think of that ...

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For the first time in memory, on the Forbes List of the world’s most powerful men, the president of the United States is third. Usually, Russia (which is first this year) alternates with the United States between one and two. Now, Democrats might like to write this off as media bias against the ...

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I believe it was New York Times writer William Safire who wrote that as far as national governing is concerned, it is the government against the people. Safire wrote this decades ago and he has been dead for years. He was the Times’ conservative columnist. Nobody at the time paid much attention to ...

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Next week, next Tuesday to be exact, you must do your civic duty and vote. People make the mistake of only really going to the polls during presidential elections. Yet, more than the federal government, more than the state government, no entity picks your pocket and has greater influence on your ...

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There is a pronounced difference between the Democrats and Republicans and it has been on display with the recent presidential debates. First, there was no Democrat debate because there are no differences among the candidates except in degree of fleecing the successful. You had one supposed ...

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