Monthly Archives: May 2014

Tom Reed’s May Promotions of himself

Little that Tom posts on facebook has anything to do with legislation; most is self-promotion. It often features a picture of Tom smiling. National Spelling Bee May 30 Food Bank May 28 (P) Memorial Day May 26 (V) Grape growers … Continue reading

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Community Oriented Policing Services

Tom Reed writes: Tom Reed’s amendment protecting the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program passed unanimously in the House of Representatives this week. The amendment would shield the COPS program from a proposed 60 percent cut, restoring full funding levels … Continue reading

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Congress makes a law

Congress debated H.R. 4660, “Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce and Justice, Science, and Related Agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes” on May 28 and 29, 2014. Congress considered the following amendments: … Continue reading

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Yates County Flood Event–The Clean Up

This article is the second is a series of three (or more) articles about the May 13-14 Flood Event in Yates County. The first article tells what my wife and I  experienced that night. Friday afternoon, as  the electrician was installing the circuit … Continue reading

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Reed Puts Disabled Kids in His Crosshairs

“Reed Puts Disabled Kids in His Crosshairs”  By: Anne Markel and Deb Meeker   On May 8, 2014 Congressman Tom Reed introduced H.R. 4617 : “School Attendance Improves Lives Act of 2014.”  This bill has not been mentioned in the … Continue reading

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Yates County Flood–The Event

On the night of May 13-May 14 a flash flood  covered Yates County with nine inches of water. I live in Penn Yan, which is is a valley at the northern tip of Keuka Lake. The rain found its path … Continue reading

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John Stossel on Pessimism

In his column in today’s Gannett papers, “‘Pessimism porn’ sure to provide ratings for media,” John Stossel discusses optimism and pessimism. Stossel says news media love bad news; bad news sells. Stossel admits hyping bad news himself. But now he has … Continue reading

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Reed’s Climate Change Denial Vote Would Weaken Nation

On Wednesday, our congressman, Rep. Tom Reed, voted for an amendment the National Defense Authorization Act for 2015 that would take away our nation’s ability to deal with the national security consequences of climate change. The amendment, sponsored by West … Continue reading

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Do we have a one-party system of government?

Supposedly we have a two party system of government. Republicans and Democrats noisily bad mouth each other and struggle over the spoils of electoral victory. But with government spending at stake, they play together pretty well. Consider the recently passed … Continue reading

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New York GOP attempts to hijack Green Party – Olean Times Herald: Commentary

New York State Republicans have recently attempted to hijack the Green Party for their own purposes. In behavior reminiscent of Watergate, can… via RTW: New York GOP attempts to hijack Green Party – Olean Times Herald: Commentary – RTW: New … Continue reading

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