Food Service Workers Push Back on Hollywood Elites

from the Daily Wire:

Amy Schumer And Amy Poehler Really Want To Help NYC Waitresses. NYC Waitresses Wish They’d Just ‘Butt Out.’

Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler, and a host of other progressive activists just really want to help New York City waitresses earn minimum wage, and they’re willing to stick their neck out to do it.

There’s just one prolem: the waitresses really don’t want their help. read more

We Don’t Need a Tide Pod Protection Law

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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Another stupid law proposed by Nursemaid legislators to try to govern every aspect of our lives. Will we ever learn that we cannot legislate stupidity out of society? Guess not.

This time it is a law proposed only by the State of New York, but I wouldn’t expect this safety edict to be limited to just one State. Sooner or later, some Congressman or Senator will pickup the ball and run with it – straight to Capital Hill.

As with many eventual decrees handed down by tyrannical busy-body progressives, it starts first with a request, or in this case an “urging.” It is then followed with a threatening demand, as in the case in New York.

New York State of Politics writes that, “While our legislation would only protect New Yorkers, we urge Procter & Gamble and all manufacturers of colorful detergent pods to offer the same protections to the nation and immediately commit to the precautions set forth in our legislation,” wrote the lawmakers, Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas.

“It’s time that you recognized the danger to those least able to protect themselves from a poisonous product packaged like candy. If not, these products should be removed from store shelves as soon as possible.” Leftists do like to make demands. read more

New York Bans Fracking On Fear, Not Science

from Reason.com:

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has acquiesced to a ban of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of shale to produce natural gas in his state based on “uncertainties” concerning the possible effects of the activity on public health. Essentially, the New York Department of Health (DOH) report Cuomo cites defaulted to the precautionary principle:

When an activity raises threats of harm to human health or the environment, precautionary measures should be taken even if some cause and effect relationships are not fully established scientifically. In this context the proponent of an activity, rather than the public, should bear the burden of proof.

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Farm Owners Appeal Ruling Over Lesbian Wedding

from HotAir: 

In the bucolic town of Schaghticoke, NY, Liberty Ridge Farm serves as a setting for family outings and events of all sorts on a family owned farm in the country. They are open to the public for a portion of each year, featuring events ranging from day camps to field trips to a corn maze. And until recently they hosted weddings. That all changed after the owners, Cynthia and Robert Gifford, encountered Melisa Erwin and Jennifer McCarthy, a lesbian couple who approached the Giffords about holding their wedding there. Cynthia Gifford declined, citing her religious beliefs.

The couple tape recorded a conversation with the owners and took their complaint to the New York State Division of Human Rights. Things went downhill quickly from there.

In July, an administrative law judge found the Giffords had discriminated against the couple and ordered fines totaling $13,000—$1,500 mental anguish fine to each of the women and a $10,000 civil damages penalty to the state. read more

Immigration Policy Is like the Roll of the Dice

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Remember when you were a kid? Maybe your family and friends got together to play a board game (what’s that). You set up the board on a table, set out the pieces and were ready to start.

Invariably the question of the dice would come up. What if, during your roll, one of the dice fell off the table? If it landed on the floor and a desirable number came up, you thought the roll should count, but if it was a crappy number, you would claim it didn’t count and declare a rollover.

Well, that the Obama administration’s immigration policy. Actually, that pretty much sums up his entire presidency.

We see examples of this everywhere. What happens when a Governor decides the feds are doing squat about the illegal infestation in his or her state? Of course, they try, with the help of their own state legislators, to devise a remedy.

And what do the feds do? They step in and declare that immigration is the purview of the federal government or a federal judge deems the measure “magically” unconstitutional. read more

Loony-Compliant AR-15

The American ingenuity often trumpeted by politicians has helped at least one gun maker skirt laws aimed at making it harder to buy assault rifles.

Connecticut-based Stag Arms has made slight modifications to assault rifles banned in neighboring New York after the horrific 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting just over half an hour away from where the firearms are made.

The ‘New York-compliant’ assault rifle is able to be sold in the state after changing the grip and losing a few other features, according to the firearm maker’s website.

The 'compliant' AR-15: It has an angled grip, in place of a pistol grip, no grenade launcher and a crowned barrel that prohibits a silencer attachment

 

Stag Arms openly advertises the different modifications made to multiple models of AR-15 that allow them to be sold in a total of nine states where bans are in place.

‘This just shows that the gun prohibition lobby uses symbolic gestures over substance to push their anti-gun rights agenda. Banning guns based on cosmetic features proves that point,’ Second Amendment Foundation President Bill Gottlieb told Fox News.

New York law defines an assault weapon as any semi-automatic firearm that can accept a magazine in combination with one or more of almost a dozen other features including a pistol grip, barrel shroud, forward grip or grenade or rocket launcher, according to the New York Times.

Stag makes the guns in New Britain, CT, less than 40 miles from Newtown, where the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting occurred.

Non-compliant: This AR-15 has an adjustable stock (the part that touches the shooter's shoulder), pistol grip, barrel shroud (to keep the shooter from being burned during continuous shooting) and a threaded barrel with an attachment already on the end

Texas strikes back at New York

by: the Common Constitutionalist 

By now everyone, at least the geeks that follow this stuff (like you and me), have heard New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent speech regarding the few conservatives that may still reside in his state.

 

For those who haven’t, here’s a quick recap: The governor stated that, “There is a schism in the Republican Party. They’re searching to define their soul… Who are they? Right to life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay – if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”

 

Now that sounds reasonable, don’t you think? It sure is nice to see the lefts tolerance and acceptance of others viewpoints and beliefs on display.

 

Now rumor is that Rick Perry, Gov. of Texas is preparing a speech to counter Cuomo’s remarks. As luck would have it, I have obtained a draft copy of said speech. Let me reveal it to you now.

 

“Conservatives, unlike liberals, are freethinkers and thus have varying opinions on many subjects. Normally we conservatives do not march in lockstep – but I, as the duly elected speechifier (got that word from “W”) do decree the following to all who reside in the state of Texas.” read more

Gun Makers Stand Up Against Oppression

I posted this article last Thursday, the 21st. Since then, the list of gun and accessory manufacturers has swelled over 700%.

This story has been updated to add two additional gun makers and sellers to the list of those no longer patronizing law enforcement in states that do not support the Second Amendment.

Oh Happy Day! Finally some businesses willing to stand up to the nanny government. I hope more will sign on to this. If your looking to purchase a weapon or related item, please consider patronizing these brave companies.

Group of Second Amendment-Supporting Gun Makers Now Refusing to Sell Arms to Law Enforcement in New York (And Other Gun-Restricting States)

Since New York State enacted its restrictive new gun laws, many manufacturers have sent that state (and others) a message: If local governments are going to severely restrict the ability of citizens to own guns, then these companies will not be selling to law enforcement in those areas.

Among the gun manufacturers sending that message:

 

Now the list has expanded to include:

Attribution: , Freedom Outpost

 

Gun Confiscation

NY Republican Assemblyman Shows What Democrats Are Really After:  Gun  Confiscation

New York State Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin provides video evidence that New  York, despite passing massive legislation into law against the Second Amendment  demonstrates that Democrats had even more “secret” legislation they wanted kept  from the public eye.  McLaughlin provided video evidence to demonstrate that  documents his claims.

On his Facebook page, McLaughlin not only shared the video, but  also the following:  Continue Reading

Relocation

It’s a local bar with a difference – the  difference being its locality.

Welcome to Sandy’s Bar, not at the end of the street but plonked right in the middle.

Just days ago this was part of The Sugar Bowl, summer hangout at Breezy Point’s shore. Until it was ripped from its  moorings by Hurricane Sandy and delivered to Gerritsen Beach, according to the  people living there.

Incredible: The Sugar Bowl bar was swept for seven miles from the Breezy Point area of New York to this location in Gerritsen BeachThe Sugar Bowl bar was swept for seven miles  from the Breezy Point area of New York to this location in Gerritsen Beach
How it used to look: The Sugar Bowl in Breezy Point before its extraordinary journey. It turned up in Gerritsen Beach complete with tables and chairs, shot glasses and an impressively stocked barHow it used to look: The Sugar Bowl in Breezy Point  before its extraordinary journey. It turned up in Gerritsen Beach complete with  tables and chairs, shot glasses and an impressively stocked bar

An incredible journey of around seven miles,  across the bay and made even more remarkable by the fact that it turned up  complete with tables and chairs, shot glasses and an impressively stocked  bar.

With its clapboard walls and freshly painted window sills it looks like something straight out of The Wizard of Oz.

Little wonder one local speculated that it  had been picked up by the wind and dropped where it sat on Madoc Street, Gerritsen Beach.

In fact one man knew exactly what had  happened.

Astonishing: The Sugar Bowl floated into Gerritsen Beach on floodwaters, ending up in the middle of a street. Locals quickly renamed it 'Sandy's Bar'The Sugar Bowl floated into Gerritsen Beach  on floodwaters, ending up in the middle of a street. Locals quickly renamed it  ‘Sandy’s Bar’
Intact: The building's interior remained in remarkably good condition despite the extraordinary seven-mile journey The building’s interior remained in remarkably  good condition despite the extraordinary seven-mile journey
Venue: Gerritsen Beach resident Lawrence Lowey enjoys a beer in the abandoned bar which turned up in the middle of his street Gerritsen Beach resident Lawrence Lowey enjoys a beer in the abandoned bar which turned up in the middle of his street
Surprise: The residents of Gerritsen Beach could hardly believe their luck when a readily available supply of alcohol floated into their neighborhoodThe residents of Gerritsen Beach could hardly believe their luck when a readily available supply of alcohol floated into their neighborhood
Refreshments: Some of the drinks found in the bar when the Sugar Bowl turned up in Gerritsen Beach Some of the drinks found in the bar when  the Sugar Bowl turned up in Gerritsen Beach
Party time: Residents of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, hooked up a generator and had fun when they found the bar was fully stockedResidents of Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn, took the opportunity to have a break from the misery when they found the bar was fully stocked
Having a drink: Some of the revellers who enjoyed themselves when the Sugar Bowl washed up in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn Some of the revellers who enjoyed  themselves when the Sugar Bowl washed up in Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn

Charlie Coppolino, 42, witnessed the arrival  of the bar, thought to be a portion of The Sugar Bowl that wasn’t flattened by  the storm.

He said: ‘I looked out my bedroom window and  I saw what looked like a house just flying past. The water must have been five,  six feet deep.

‘I said, “Ma we’re in trouble!’ It came in  Jamaica Bay and smashed my gazebo, through my gate, ran over a car and just went  down the road about five miles an hour like a steamroller.’

Cycling up to where the bar sat askew Lawrence Lowey, a resident of Gerritsen for 17 years joked, ‘I told  them to  park my bar and look where they put it. You can’t get the help.’

According to resident Billy Gooch, ‘All of us  here, we’d had the panic we’d been  through hell and the day after the storm  we’d worked all day to save  what we could.

Journey: This illustration shows how the bar was swept out into the water from its original location in Breezy Point before being washed up at Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn. Witnesses said it was travelling in floodwater up to six feet deepThis illustration shows how the bar was swept  out into the water from its original location in Breezy Point before being  washed up at Gerritsen Beach, Brooklyn. Witnesses said it was travelling in  floodwater up to six feet deep
Renamed: The revellers called the bar 'Sandy's Bar' after the superstorm and marked 'BYOB' on the side of it to instruct guests to bring their own bottles when the drink ran out...The revellers called the bar ‘Sandy’s Bar’  after the superstorm and marked ‘BYOB’ on the side of it to instruct guests to  bring their own bottles when the drink ran out…
...but the fun couldn't last forever, and the police ordered for the bar to be demolished and cleared away…but the fun couldn’t last forever, and the police ordered for the bar to be demolished and cleared away
Condemned: The digger reduces the venue to a pile of debris under police directionThe digger reduces the venue to a pile of  debris under police direction
Fun over: Partygoer Michael Farrell stands in front of the debris after police ordered for the bar to be demolished Partygoer Michael Farrell stands in front of  the debris after police ordered for the bar to be demolished

‘There’s this bar – it’s got Hennessy,  Captain Morgans, 12 year old Maclallan, vodka and cases of Heineken…well what  were we going to do? We had a party. We needed to let off steam.’

Once stocks ran out the bar, believed to be  the Sugar Shack part of the Sugar Bowl bar, operated a strict Bring Your Own  Bottle policy.

It turned out to be a last hoorah for the  bar. By late afternoon the police had turned up.

Believing  they were there to remove a  fibre glass boat they were initially utterly bemused by what they  found.

But ultimately, and to boos from the  good-natured locals, they called time on The Sugar Bowl/Sandy’s Bar, breaking it  up and clearing it away.

Destruction: The Breezy Point area of New York was devastated by Superstorm Sandy, with flooding and fires wrecking homes and businessesThe Breezy Point area of New York was  devastated by Superstorm Sandy, with flooding and fires wrecking homes and  businesses

Attribution: Laura Collins and Daniel Bates