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About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.

Discarded talking points

Anyone abusing their power to spy on a campaign in America must be held accountable.–Rep Tom Reed, May 17, 2019 No one is above the law.–Rep Tom Reed, May 17, 2019 What sort of people have we become? Honesty Constitution … Continue reading

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Liberty U. commencement address

Leonard Pitts, Jr. discusses VP Pence’s commencement address … when Pence warned the graduates about being derided for their beliefs, he obviously had neither the poor nor the outcast in mind. So, as everyone who heard him surely understood, what he … Continue reading

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Export Import Bank 2019

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) is the official export credit agency of the United States. Ex-Im Bank’s mission is to assist in financing the export of U.S. goods and services to international markets. The Export-Import Bank … Continue reading

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Reed’s writing

The “Green New Deal’s” massive expansion of federal bureaucracy, technologically implausible guideposts and a tax to kill the American dream is not the answer to the undeniable threats our world is facing from climate change.–Rep. Tom Reed A catch phrase is a phrase or … Continue reading

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Potentates watching

No plan of operations reaches with any certainty beyond the first encounter with the enemy’s main force.–Helmuth van Moltke, 1880. In his memoir, “Travels with Herodotus” Polish journalist, Ryszard Kapuściński tells the story of a Persian potentate, Xerxes, who seated himself on a throne … Continue reading

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John Stossel’s social darwinism

This country has nothing to fear from the crooked man who fails. We put him in jail. It is the crooked man who succeeds who is a threat to this country.–TR John Stossel’s column “A lie, a myth and a … Continue reading

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Two New Yorks

I know in the past a lot of people have pooh-poohed it, but I think the time has come.–Sen. Joseph Robach, R-Greece, Monroe County, who has sponsored a secession referendum bill since 2009 “We’re all one family here, let’s keep … Continue reading

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