Rudy's Glock 'N Spiel?
First, he criticized the First Lady for
waiting to condemn the anti-Israel comments of the PLO leaders wife. Then, he tried
to score political
But, as they say, those who live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones.
It seems that Rudy Giuliani may have his own guilt by association problem with a prominent anti-Semite and its getting worse, says one local elected leader.
Recently, Hizzoner attended a Congress of Racial Equality dinner also attended by Joerg Haider, head of the xenophobic Freedom Party in Austria that has provoked international outrage.
Both the U.S. and Israel immediately recalled their ambassadors (Israel permanently) and several members of the European Union intend to isolate Austria diplomatically because of Haider and his anti-immigrant, anti-Jewish views.
Now West Side State Senator Eric Schneiderman is calling on Mayor Giuliani to put his money where his mouth his and end our Citys trade dealings with Austria in protest.
Last week, the rookie State Senator introduced a resolution in the NY State Senate which calls on the Governor and Comptroller to review all of New Yorks business and trade dealings with Austria. The resolution passed unanimously.
And Schneiderman is urging the Mayor to take a stand. "You may not
be aware that one of Austrias major imports to the United States is the 9-millimeter
Glock semi-automatic, a gun used by police officers nationwide," Schneiderman wrote
to the Mayor. "I urge you to put an immediate halt to the purchase of Glock firearms
for New York City police officers. Surely an appropriate substitute
Over to you, Rudy.
Burning 'Angela's Ashes'
Is "Angelas Ashes" the new Huckleberry Finn?
Mention former News Communications columnist Frank McCourts Pulitzer Prize-winning "Angelas Ashes" to just about anyone and youll likely hear nothing but glowing praise.
The memoir recounting McCourts youth in Limerick, Ireland, recently released as a film, received near universal praise upon its release four years ago. No one would anticipate it would join the ranks of works like Salman Rushdies "Satanic Verses" and John Steinbecks "Grapes of Wrath" that were burned for their content.
Apparently not everyone agrees with McCourts recollections of life in Limerick, claiming his version of events are too harsh. To make their point, a group based on Long Island, who maintain that Limerick isnt as bad as McCourt makes it out to be, plans to burn the book in a ceremony next month. Theyve even invited another famed Limerick native, Richard Harris, to participate.
One question: Why have they waited so long? Even McCourts follow-up, "Tis," has been on bookstore shelves for awhile.Matchmaking
Having a hard time choosing between the presidential candidates? Could you use a little help sifting through the issues? With the fast approaching New York primary, if youve got Internet access, you might pay a visit to www.govote.com/votematch/index.asp to find out what candidate is your best match.
In this computerized matchmaking web site, you answer a number of questions regarding views on international, domestic and economic issues, among others and your answers are compared to the candidates beliefs.
Within seconds, the name of your candidate match appears. An added bonus for registered users is that your profile can be saved so when a candidate drops out or changes a point of view on an issue (or more than one), your match can change as well.
Certainly seems like a preferred method to eenie, meenie, miney, mo or blindly pointing to a name on a ballot.
Subject: "Black Power?"
From: Pat Oettinger
I am sure that by now someone has questioned your remark that the Manhattan Borough Presidency has been held by a black since David Dinkins replaced Andrew Stein. Where does Ruth Messinger fit into this picture?
Ed note: Ruth who? Sorry, we stand corrected!
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