Republicans Blast Nevada Rancher For Failing to Use Commonly Accepted Racial Code Words

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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) — Republican politicians blasted the Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy on Thursday for making flagrantly racist remarks instead of employing the subtler racial code words the G.O.P. has been using for decades.

“We Republicans have worked long and hard to develop insidious racial code words like ‘entitlement society’ and ‘personal responsibility,’ ” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky). “There is no excuse for offensive racist comments like the ones Cliven Bundy made when there are so many subtler ways of making the exact same point.”

Fox News also blasted the rancher, saying in a statement, “Cliven Bundy’s outrageous racist remarks undermine decades of progress in our effort to come up with cleverer ways of saying the same thing.”

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Georgia Unveils New Slogan: “We make Florida Look Safe”

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AP660066230194-580.jpgATLANTA (The Borowitz Report)—Flanked by members of his state’s legislature on Wednesday afternoon, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal proudly unveiled Georgia’s new official state slogan, “We Make Florida Look Safe.”

Gov. Deal told reporters that the slogan was “more than just words,” reflecting Georgia’s determination to best its rival Florida for the nation’s most reckless gun law.

“When Florida passed Stand Your Ground, we knew we were playing catch-up,” Gov. Deal said. “Thanks to the fine men and women in the Georgia state legislature, we’re No. 1.”

Gov. Deal said he hoped that the state’s newly enacted Safe Carry Protection Act, which makes it legal to carry guns in bars, schools, churches, and some government buildings, would send the message that Georgia was taking its competition with Florida “very, very seriously.”

“In recent years, if you wanted to fire off a gun any damn place you pleased, there was a sense that Florida was the state for you,” he said. “We’re hoping to change that perception.”

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Owners of Grapevine Restaurant Buying Former Hearthstone Manor

Hearthstone Manor on Dick Road in Cheektowaga is being sold to the owners of the Grapevine Restaurant and renamed Grapevine Banquets.

Hearthstone Manor on Dick Road in Cheektowaga is being sold to the owners of the Grapevine Restaurant and renamed Grapevine Banquets. 

The owners of the Grapevine Restaurant in Amherst are buying the site of the former Hearthstone Manor, which closed last month after 47 years in business, and are planning to renovate the building and operate it as a banquet hall.

Liza Pane said she and her husband, Tom, will continue to run the Grapevine Restaurant, and a banquet facility located in the nearby Ellicott Creek Fire Company, after the expected June opening of their Grapevine Banquets in Depew.

Liza Pane said in an interview that she and her husband have been interested in expanding their banquet business and were attracted to the site of the former Hearthstone Manor because of its prime location. She said she expects to eventually hire between 30 and 60 employees at the new location.

The Panes are buying the Hearthstone property, not the defunct business. The transaction has not yet closed, Liza Pane said, and she declined to comment on the sale price.
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DOT Study Will Look at Reducing Scajaquada Traffic to 30 mph

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Assemblyman Sean Ryan announced today that the state Department of Transportation is broadening its modeling to look at reducing the Scajaquada Expressway speed limit to 30 mph through Delaware Park. The new review also would consider converting that portion of the roadway into a city street.

The study of new options for downgrading the Scajaquada corridor where it bisects the park answers calls made during a public forum two weeks ago at SUNY Buffalo State.

“The public clearly stated at our recent meeting that they wanted to see data that explored further downgrade options,” Ryan, a Buffalo Democrat, said in a prepared statement today.

“I am pleased that the DOT is actively listening to the public, and is willing to study the impact of reducing the speed of the Scajaquada to 30 miles per hour, and converting the expressway into a city street,” Ryan added.
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Liquor License Approved for North Buffalo Store

A liquor store co-owned by Nicole Wegman is to open soon in front of this Wegmans supermarket on Amherst Street in North Buffalo.

A liquor store co-owned by Nicole Wegman is to open soon in front of this Wegmans supermarket on Amherst Street in North Buffalo. 

Critics say grocer is bending the rules

The State Liquor Authority approved a license for a wine and liquor store set to open in front of a Wegmans supermarket in North Buffalo, over objections from local liquor store owners who claim the Rochester grocery store chain is actually behind the plan.

Amherst Wine Partners will open a nearly 15,000-square-foot store in a building that it will lease from Wegmans. Nicole Wegman said plans call for the store to open in October or November.

Local liquor store owners who opposed the application, along with an attorney representing some of them, argued the new store is not needed, given that at least seven liquor stores are within 3½ miles of the Amherst Street location. Opponents also contend that Wegmans is using new stores such as this one to sidestep a state law barring supermarkets from selling wine. In past years, that issue has spawned intense lobbying and legislative battles at the state level.
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Messages From Our Readers

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Q:   Who put Jerry Schad on the Erie County Water Authority Board?
A:    Betty Jean Grant
Q:    What was Schad’s patronage job before he became a water commissioner?
A:    Counsel to the Democratic majority of the EC Legislature, appointed by Betty Jean Grant.    $42,000 per year salary, no required hours or assignments
Q:     Who is Vice Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee?
A      Betty Jean Grant
Q:     Who is suing Eddie Egriu to throw him off the ballot with a pack of concocted lies?
A:     Betty Jean Grant, Jeremy Zellner (Erich Weyant’s employer) and the ECDC, Brian Higgins and Jerry Schad
Conclusion:    Screw Betty Jean Grant
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While Betty Jean Grant can betray her friends like a seasoned politician, she just lost her State Senate race because of it.
Betrayal like this hurts, but we’ll get over it.
PS  — To those love birds Betty and JZ: this is the end of Democrat headquarters as we know it.

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Lake Erie and Toxic Algae Blooms

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This morning an article appeared on the front page of the Buffalo news about Lake Erie and the toxic algae blooms that are threatening our drinking water, however the news article did not identify the true cause.

Several weeks ago I posted an extensive report on the Lake Erie toxic pollution on my campaign website weppnerforcongress.com. The International Joint Commission, a bi-national commission, issued a report on February 12, 2014 calling for urgent and immediate action. This report found the leading cause of the massive algal blooms to be agricultural runoff from farms.

As my report explains the excessive runoff is coming from farms that have increased corn yields and acreage to meet the Federal mandates for ethanol mixed in our gasoline.
The EPA will decide in June whether to reduce the ethanol mandates or continue to flood toxins into our drinking water. I strongly urge you to read my attached report as it tells the truth about the severity of the problems in Lake Erie and what the potential impacts are for Western New York and the enormous cost to taxpayers.
This is the first of several reports I will be issuing because Western New York can no longer afford to vote on sound bites.

http://www.weppnerforcongress.com/reports.html

Kathy Weppner
Congressional Candidate
26th District, New York

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Eddie Egriu For Congress

“I am deeply troubled to learn that my supporters are being harassed by Bonnie Kane Lockwood, a federal employee working at the behest of Congressman Brian Higgins.  A number of my supporters who had signed my designating petitions have been approached by Ms. Lockwood at their homes, where she proceeded to make accusations against them and my campaign, after identifying herself as a Congressional staffer.</p>
<p>“How dare Congressman Higgins use federal employees to intimidate supporters of his political opponents? That type of behavior represents the worst in our political culture – a perverse abuse of power that attempts to rob the electorate of our democracy. My supporters were intimidated and harassed for simply participating in our democracy.</p>
<p>"Ms. Lockwood was doing so during business hours, when one would be expecting her to be working.</p>
<p>“I demand a full apology from Congressman Higgins and the immediate termination of Ms. Lockwood, a career patronage employee.”</p>
<p>Buffalo has this person Bonnie Kane Lockwood,"  knocked on your door to harass you about the petition that you signed for our campaign. If you have seen her please contact me. She works for my opponent and has abused her congressional position by threatening my supporters with her federal position as Congressman's Higgins field director... oh yes I forgot she is doing this while on the job with your tax dollars and this is a federal violation... all mobsters have an end and the end is near for the Higgins gang!

“I am deeply troubled to learn that my supporters are being harassed by Bonnie Kane Lockwood, a federal employee working at the behest of Congressman Brian Higgins. A number of my supporters who had signed my designating petitions have been approached by Ms. Lockwood at their homes, where she proceeded to make accusations against them and my campaign, after identifying herself as a Congressional staffer.

“How dare Congressman Higgins use federal employees to intimidate supporters of his political opponents? That type of behavior represents the worst in our political culture – a perverse abuse of power that attempts to rob the electorate of our democracy. My supporters were intimidated and harassed for simply participating in our democracy.

“Ms. Lockwood was doing so during business hours, when one would expect her to be working.

“I demand a full apology from Congressman Higgins and the immediate termination of Ms. Lockwood, a career patronage employee.

EDDIE EGRIU FOR CONGRESS

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Homeland Security to Purchase 25 Million Shotgun Rounds

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Credit: stevensnodgrass / Flickr

better get your shells now if you want them….

DHS likely gearing up for mass panic in America with perpetual ammo purchases

Kit Daniels
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April 22, 2014

Yesterday the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is seeking an ammunition dealer who can provide 25 million shotgun rounds to the agency over a five year period, adding to its already enormous arsenal of ammo.

The solicitation posted on FBO.gov states that U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a department under DHS, is seeking “shotgun ammunition for use by all applicable agencies in the Department of Homeland Security,” more specifically three million rounds of shotgun slugs per year and two million rounds of buckshot per year for five years.
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Tongues Wag as Buffalo’s Top Deputy Mayor Buys a Suburban Home

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Top deputy mayor irked as speculation is raised

When the longtime right-hand man to the mayor of Buffalo buys a home in suburban East Aurora, it’s practically a given that City Hall tongues will start wagging.

And for sure, they have been wagging about First Deputy Mayor Steven M. Casey.

Following the February purchase by Casey and his wife of her father’s home on a 1.7-acre lot on Park Lane South, various reports have pegged the veteran aide to Mayor Byron W. Brown as heading to the Erie County Water Authority, the health care industry or even the construction business.

But Casey dismissed all of that speculation Tuesday – as he has for months – while expressing irritation that anyone would ask about “my personal business.”

“I have not agreed about any position with anybody – period,” he said.
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