Save the date for Saint John Kanty’s Summerfest. Beginning with 10:30 Mass, the Summerfest continues at 11:30am, where a delicious BW’s BBQ chicken dinner in the school cafe’, complete with salad, potatoes, carrots, roll, coffee and homemade dessert will be available for purchase (take-outs, too!). Grilled hot dogs and hamburgers will be served outside. The [...]
U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) has proposed new legislation to ease the burden for students who have taken out loans to pay for their education.
Gillibrand announced Sunday morning new legislation that would allow student borrowers currently rep…
Today at Main(ST)udios (515 Main St, Buffalo, 3-6pm) is a fundraiser for the fourth annual sojourn to Ghana, West Africa, by the School of Music. The event will feature members of one of the premier resident ensembles at the Slyboots School of Music, Art and Dance – The Slyboots Circus – offering drumming, dance, acrobatics, aerialists, [...]
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Although The Good Neighborhood does not endorse any single religion, we appreciate any message dedicated to the greater good as well as the lifetime of contributions to community and writing of Monsignor David M. Gallivan, Pastor of Holy Cross Church on Buffalo’s Lower West Side (345 Seventh St), who offers us a weekly Sunday Sermon. [...]
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This video appeared on youtube of a recent incident in Buffalo, NY where a guy drove through a fence, a garage and then directly into a truck!. It took 7 Police Officers to get him under control. Stay off the bath salts kids…!!!
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy, D-Buffalo, has urged the Western New York district of the U.S. Postal Service to re-launch an important, very low-cost program that aims to protect the health and well-being of local senior citizens and people with disabilities. It’s called Carrier Alert, and it provides a daily check-in and notification system [...]
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Politicians annoy me. Democrats. Republicans. Even my fellow Libertarians. People’s motives never seem to be for the betterment of humanity and always for the betterment of their kind.
This is illustrated perfectly in the current round of scandalgates that are circling the halls of Congress. Between Benghazi, the Associated Press phone records seizure and the IRS overwhelming interest in tea party activists, Republicans are having a field day at Democrats’ — and particularly President Barack Obama’s — expense.
From what I’ve seen from these scandals so far, there isn’t much to any one of them. But piled on as a perfect trifecta in Thursday’s news, it sure seems as though the president will have a hard time surviving it. If Republicans weren’t already trumping up the word “impeachment” before, they’re surely testing it out now.
The worst part of this is that Republicans — by and large — couldn’t actually care less about what happened in Libya (that’s where Benghazi is, although I saw a statistic the other day that says that while 41 percent of registered Republicans believe that saga to be the biggest scandal in American history, 39 percent of those who believed so didn’t know where Benghazi is).
I also can’t imagine they feel bad for the Associated Press reporters who had their phone records snagged by the Department of Justice. I tend to view the GOP as skipping over the 1st Amendment because it gets in the way of their favorite one.
Now the IRS thing, I’ll give them credit for that. That story is just ridiculous. We all know that Republicans hate the IRS already anyway. And that bit of absurdity went after their people. So I’m sure they are genuinely upset about it.
But aside from the IRS shenanigans, I can’t help but feel that the GOP’s primary interest in these tawdry affairs is the amount of damage that it could potentially do to the president. Basically I believe that they’re much less interested in either correcting or preventing wrongdoings than they are in pinning any wrongdoings on President Obama.
What I want to know is: Why do Republicans hate America?
This is the same question that Republicans asked whenever Democrats questioned anything George W. Bush did. It was a stupid question then and I realize that it’s a stupid question now. I ask it facetiously.
It does genuinely seem un-American to me to root against President Obama, his policies, prosperity and even peace — all in hopes of bringing down his presidency. Some people are actually rooting for chaos because they think it will make Obama look bad.
Yes. It was equally un-American for Democrats to root against President Bush. But we’re dealing with the here and now. And here and now the GOP is willing to sacrifice anything just to get at Obama.
So I guess my real question is: If you’re willing to root against America — in the name of America — how can America possibly win?
Scott Leffler is a real American. He fights for the rights of every man. He also used to watch wrestling as a child. Follow him on twitter @scottleffler.
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Senator Tim Kennedy and Assemblyman Sean Ryan today announced a major state grant award to substantially rehabilitate several vacant houses on Buffalo’s West Side. The New York State Affordable Housing Corporation (AHC) will invest $175,000 to renovate five vacant homes in the 19th Street neighborhood – which will, in turn, open up [...]
The second session of our book club will be held at the Brighton Library this Saturday, May 18th from 11:30-12:30. We will be discussing chapters 3 and 4 of Raising Elijah, however if you have not yet read or purchased the book, don’t worry! We will catch you up. Questions? or to register email Rebecca@cacwny.org. [...]
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Buffalo Employment & Training Center – The Council adopted a resolution, sponsored by Council Members Richard A. Fontana and Demone A. Smith, requesting that the Buffalo Employment & Training Center (BETC) collaborate with the Western New York Homeless Coalition by networking, attending at least one meeting per quarter, providing monthly communication regarding efforts and conducting two [...]
Bill McKibben, world-renowned author, environmentalist and educator, delivered the 2013 commencement address of the University at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning on May 10.
McKibben wrote The End of Nature (1989), the first book on globa…