Today’s NY Post story about bootleg cigarettes at bodegas reaffirmed my opposition to the increased tobacco taxes. First, raising the cigarette excise tax by another $1 per pack only rewards bootleggers, some of whom will use their illegal proceeds to fund terrorist attacks on America and her allies, notably Israel.
"I never killed or injured anyone." -- William Ayers in The New York Times, December 6, 2008.
The New York Times has no shame.
On June 9, 1970, New York City's police headquarters was bombed. Seven people were injured. Thousands of dollars of property damage was inflicted.
The Weather Underground--Ayers' group--was behind this bombing. We do not know if Ayers himself planned, assisted, and/or conducted the bombing. (We know that Jane Alpert was involved.) Personally, I believe that Ayers knew in advance about this bombing that injured several New Yorkers. Maybe in Ayers' mind this was a "protest of the Vietnam War," but this was a violent attack on New York City.
Why can't anybody in NYC trace the origin of smells?
A maple syrup smell happens, and nobody know anything. Another maple syrup smell happens, nobody knows anything. Yet another maple syrup smell happens, still a mystery. And then yesterday, yeeech! My sister works for a Park Avenue firm, and she told me the whole place stunk.
Suppose it had been toxic? Suppose it had been a terrorist spreading something in the air? How can NYC be totally clueless about these things?
How could Mayor Bloomberg, not knowing the origin or cause of it all, knowing that his city STINKS, say that everything's perfectly fine? Didn't we hear these things somewhere before?