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Paladino headlines annual dinner

June 7, 2013

Buffalo businessman and former New York state Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino was the keynote speaker at the Chautauqua County Conservative Party’s annual dinner Thursday night at......

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Jun-07-13 5:40 PM

PR24601...Thank are the type of conservative...Republican..that I miss. I mean that sincerely.

I come from a huge family of primarily good thinking conservatives. Most are outraged and disgusted by what they are seeing happening in the GOP.

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Jun-07-13 5:34 PM

JoeW...the stimulus was not to create was to prevent a GREAT depression. We were within a few hours...seriously...of a complete breakdown of our economic system. It was to SAVE jobs, prevent massive lay offs, and to dodge the big one....success!!

Now we have adverted the great depression that threatened all of us. We are slowly crawling out..(where are the arrests of the crooks who stole from us all?)...with job growth increasing month by month.

Can you imagine how stable we might be now if only they would pass the JOBS bill and stop this sequester that is hurting so many.

We have bridges (and roads, and airports, etc) that need fixing. we have people out of work. Is it not obvious what we should do?

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Jun-07-13 3:03 PM

The "Tea Party" is the bane of the GOP. I'm a conservative, registered Republican .. and I can't stand the "Tea Party". They've done more damage to the GOP brand than anything else in the past 10 years. They've done just what the Dems do - thrust social issues into the spotlight and berate the side they disagree with.

I wish the government would get out of social issues and IN to fiscal matters and homeland security. Anything else is hogwash and a waste of precious time. If we fall in to Great Depression II and can't secure our borders, fighting over crap like abortion and gay rights should get one summarily executed.

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Jun-07-13 2:26 PM

I do watch O'Reilly (once in a while), for entertainment purposes only. I like him in one respect b/c he says what he feels, and I respect that, but he's certainly NOT an unbiased host. Yes, his show "The No Spin Zone" allows opposing views to be heard, but since his audiences are ALWAYS made aware of what side of the issue he favors, the title of the show is actually an oxymoron.

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Jun-07-13 1:32 PM

Captain-I guess that's why Bill O'Reilly is the most watched beating all the other networks combined and has been for at least the past decade huh? Every evening he has both sides represented,you should watch once in a while.

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Jun-07-13 1:26 PM

No Judeye I said he apologized AND accepted full responsibility,that is what a man does. I noticed you didn't comment about the other part of my post,forget perhaps?

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Jun-07-13 1:21 PM

Judeye-whats being brought up that we aren't interested in or that are "insults" besides the attacks on our citizens? Please do tell us. Yes Judeye where are the jobs,what happened to the 900 BILLION stimulus dollars? You have never answered that question!Why don't you give your friend Harry Reid a call and ask him about the 12 or so jobs bills he is sitting on and has not put on the floor for a vote?

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Jun-07-13 1:07 PM

Marcia-please post the exorbitant rents he charges for leased office space. I'd like to compare them to current market rates. Which office did you work in?

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Jun-07-13 1:02 PM

joew: Fair & balanced? That's what Bill O'Reily claims to be, and everyone knows he is anything but.

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Jun-07-13 12:58 PM

...exorbitant rents with long-term leases, no less, courtesy of elected officials. This is golden when seeking financing for such projects.

So you see, if you pay off the right pols (including campaign donations), just about anyone can become successful.

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Jun-07-13 12:58 PM

Captain-did not spin a thing,merely presented the flip side. Fair and balanced!

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Jun-07-13 12:22 PM

JoeW...He also apologized for some of the racy Emails

Have you seen any of these emails? They are beyond "racy" that were HARD CORE *****. He only apologized when they were made public.

He is nothing but a loud mouth crude bully. But then again, that seems to be much of what TEA likes and remember TEA is NOT political are they?

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Jun-07-13 12:19 PM

pystew...right on.

I miss...sincerely miss...true Republicans. The people who were fiscal conservatives, yet understood and exercised compromises for the good of our Country. The people who knew how to sponsor bills, bring them to the floor for debate, and then vote on them. People who would not waste time and money bringing up stuff that does not matter to most of us or is an insult at best.

Where are the JOBS?

Oh, they are too busy voting once again against Obamacare.

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Jun-07-13 12:02 PM

Captain, you forgot to mention the millions Carl gets every year from exorbitant rents for government offices, all the while criticizing every dollar government spends. I worked in one of his offices and it was dirty and poorly maintained.

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Jun-07-13 11:19 AM

Call him Carl Palomino, and not Paladino, because he a horse's butt.

And if Fat Uncle Fester Reed doesn't like Washington, doesn't like the working conditions and doesn't like the job -- he can quit any time...but of course, he won't. Who else but with the generous health benefits could Fat Uncle Fester get a lap-band operation 100% paid for by the taxpayers?

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Jun-07-13 10:52 AM

joww: you can spin it any way you like, and I won't dispute that many of Mr Paladino's development projects benefitted the area/state. However, my point was that he, his campaign donations and his business dealings prove that he is no different than the system and elected officials that he publicly criticizes.

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Jun-07-13 10:39 AM

I contend that the Wing-Nut Tea Partyers are the real RHINOs. They call themselves Republicans but do not stand for the Republican principles. So Carl is on the school board. God Help Them.

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Jun-07-13 10:36 AM

Phil, you may be right, but conservatives (or any party) MUST practice what they preach, not merely give lip service to those they seek votes from. ALL successful pols, regardless of party affiliation) have learned this "art" all too well, and practice it without shame.

NO ONE is fiscally responsible anymore, and local, state & federal budgets/deficits prove it! A pol's sole objective is to get and stay in office, and if it requires that they compromise their beliefs (sell out), or promise certain voters more, knowing such promises won't have to be addressed until years later, they won't hesitate to do so.

IMO, most pols are nothing more than educated whores.

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Jun-07-13 10:34 AM

Don't forget all the Dollar Stores. Good wage and benefit family sustaining jobs. Don't support Democratic philosophy but Conservatives need someone with class. Paladino has no class. He is crude and rude.

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Jun-07-13 9:38 AM

Captain-you fail to mention that the properties purchased are/were blighted and will produce revenue far exceeding the tax breaks and incentives you mentioned as well as increasing adjacent property values. Witness the luxury apartments that are owned by him that just went on the tax roles last year.

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Jun-07-13 9:21 AM

Paladino was right on target when he called Sheldon Silver "despicable in every possible way". As candidate for governor Paladino smply lacked the finesse to be an effective leader. I would never question his conservative values but he just didn't know when to keep his mouth shut. The Conservative party could play an important role in the revival of both local and national politics but they appear to be lacking in effective leadership.

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Jun-07-13 8:41 AM

Judeye-just to point out your as usual spin of what people said. For example,Mr Paladino said he was against the Gay pride parades,not against gays themselves. He employs gays and lesbians by the way. He even encouraged a statewide referendum on the issue and said he would abide by what the people decide. He also apologized for some of the racy Emails and accepted full responsibility for them unlike your friend at 1600 Pa avenue who invokes the SGT Schultz syndrome,"I know nothinggggg"

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Jun-07-13 8:34 AM

Paladino is the epitome of hypocrisy. His company (Ellicot Development Co) owns an estimated 20 properties that have received tax breaks amounting to at least $16 million since 2003.

He publicly condemns taxpayer abuse by NYS officials, yet he's repeatedly received gov't "incentives" to purchase properties. But best of all, in many cases he's gotten written agreements (contracts), from public officials he's donated to, to lease office space to gov't agencies (in these same bldgs) BEFORE he buys them!!! Paladino has gotten rich (w/o any risk) off the same gov't programs and lobbying he criticizes!

Maybe this is what Conservative Party Chairwoman Anna Wilcox meant when she said: "this event brought tears to my eyes."

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Jun-07-13 8:30 AM

6 comments so far. All negative. Politics in America. God Bless the USA!!!

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Jun-07-13 8:12 AM

Yea Tim Hortons and Dunkin Doughnut jobs will get people to move back into the Democraticly controlled NYS. That's the answer more Hortons need to be built to stop the mass exodus from this State. When you say Nobama rules your right as time goes on he looks more like a tyrant day by day!! Where was Nobama the night of Benghazi , at Hortons?.

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