Critical reception on The Dark Knight Rises have begun to trickle in, amid conspiracy theories, wild claims, and reviews by people who haven't seen it.
The circumstances aren't special anymore, but Bob Turner still sees a 'fair shot' running statewide against Gillibrand
The coalition that gathered at the Roma View Restaurant in Howard Beach six months to celebrate the upset victory of congressman-elect Bob Turner included former Mayor Ed Koch, who supported Turner over the Democrats to "send a message" to President Obama about Israel, and New York State Conservative Party chair Mike Long, who said it was about spending and jobs.
"I am telling you," said Turner, more subdued than the rest, when he finally took the stage that night. "I am the messenger. Heed us. This message will resound for a full year. It will resound into 2012."
Now, with his congressional district slated for elimination in the redistricting process, Turner, a 70-year-old retired cable executive, is seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate against Kirsten Gillibrand. But neither Koch nor Long is with him this time.
Less than five hours after Congressman Bob Turner declared his intention to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand, the senator's re-election campaign is already fund-raising off his candidacy.
The email to supporters comes under the subject line "Rush's Guy," a nod to Turner's role in putting conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on television, back when Turner was a television executive. (The television version of Limbaugh's show wasn't nearly as successful as the subsequent radio version.)
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand emailed supporters this morning to highlight Rush Limbaugh's comments suggesting Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown law student, was a "prostitute" and "slut" for wanting to testify before Congress in support of the president's contraception mandate.(8)
There's a tendency to call Chris Christie a moderate, but why? He stood up against Muslim-baiting, was reasonable on immigration as U.S. attorney in New Jersey, and says global warming is real. Beyond that? He's pro-life, fiercely anti-tax and might as well be Scott Walker when it comes to unions. Since he's governor, he can hide right now from a lot of the specific issues and micro-issues that presidential candidates are forced to take for/against positions on, like the details of the debt ceiling stuff. If he were running, he'd have to answer, and the pressure to take the conservative (i.e. anti-Obama/anti-Democratic) position would be enormous.