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Russell Harding
New York
Interests: travel, movies, books, baseball.
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While you read this try and hear The Doors playing in the background for the right feel. Just kidding, trying to lighten the mood. Well, this is my last post. I am hoping and praying that by the time you... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
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On Huff Post today is a story about an organization called One Billion Rising. It's founded by Eve Ensler of The Vagina Monologues fame. What does the organization's name mean? Ms. Ensler claims that one in three women in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Please read the attached NPR story regarding the unprecedented scandal taking place in Massachusetts involving their state crime lab. A chemist in the lab routinely mishandled drug evidence and produced fraudulent reports in as many as 40,000 criminal cases over... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Gov. Romney is on to something with this redistribution of wealth comment from Obama. The problem is that he's not framing it or explaining it properly. Obama's comment is at the heart of the ideological war that has taken place... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Just a few things in the news that I've been reading: The Petulant Billionaire Mayor As I wrote a few days ago, NYC is now facing billions of dollars in deficits for the foreseeable future. A goodly chunk of that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Please read the attached article. When you post hundreds of thousands of people's names, addresses, license plates and places of work online and then list vague, intentionally misleading acts of sexual violence, crazy people, acting as vigilantes, will murder them.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
For four years I've been meaning to write a major post on UNICOR. Never heard of it? It's an American corporation, located solely within the U.S., that pays its workers an average of $1/hr with no benefits. How can this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Timing is everything, so they say. The modern news cycle, like a hurricane, will stay in place and wreak havoc until something moves it out of the way. A so-so news story can become huge if it's a slow news... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Mitt Romney has stumbled upon another campaign opportunity to engage the president and yet early signs are that the liberal press will cower him into a defensive crouch. As you know, Romney was caught on video tape some months ago... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
All this talk from the mainstream media and conservative pundits that the Romney campaign needs a shakeup reminds me eerily of Rudy Giuliani's campaign of 1989. The remarkable thing, perhaps not remarkable, is that we're talking about the same person... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Whether it's California, Chicago, Arizona, New Orleans, Mississippi, Buffalo, Alabama or half a dozen other state and local jurisdictions, prison overcrowding has become a priority for the U.S. Department of Justice. The DOJ has brought a number of court challenges... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
There is an interesting contrast taking place right now of American values. In Georgia the ACLU is representing a local KKK group that is fighting the state's decision to deny the KKK the right to sponsor a section of highway... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
When an economy, large or small, has an unemployment rate upwards of 10%, that can only mean that the economy cannot grow without policy intervention. It will contract and one of the inevitable repercussions of that contraction will be lower... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
I woke this morning to a Yahoo News headline reading "Google Rejects White House Request to Pull Video." The White House is trying to convince Google that it doesn't understand its own Terms of Service, and that the video violated... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Over the years, and even in his obituary, Ray Harding was often called "the last old time party boss." While it's true that Ray had total party discipline within the Liberal Party, he achieved much of his legend through the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Let's all take a moment and stop to applaud Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his dramatic and hard fought victory in banning sodas over 16 ounces. Sure, cynical observers would point out that the victory was pre-ordained because the non-reviewable decision... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
What a surprise. Turns out the man behind the video that's supposedly causing the Mideast to erupt into flames isn't Jewish after all. His name is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, non-Jew. He is in fact Egyptian. How serendipitous that the name... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Here's where we stand: 1. Mitt Romney issues a perfectly reasonable statement condemning the only words from the Obama Administration after the attacks began in Cairo; 2. the entire news media - sans Fox - goes into overdrive denouncing Romney,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
When I said prior to the 2010 gubernatorial election that Andrew Cuomo is - like his father - a thug at heart, I knew it would only be a matter of time before the true Andrew Cuomo surfaced. Less than... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Was this Al Qaeda? How did we miss this? Was the the death of Amb. Stevens and three others a well coordinated attack by Al Qaeda and this film nonsense just a smokescreen? It speaks so little of the Muslim... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Not too much happens these days politically that shocks me our brings me to instant outrage. I've become more saddened and cynical than anything else. I certainly did not think true outrage would come from an action by the Obama... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
Just as I have written how sick and tired I am of former Republican members of congress - Dick Armey, Bob Barr, et al. - who leave office and all of a sudden become great 10th Amendment advocates; and just... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
A Rudy Veritas reader, seeing my recent post describing my stay at the Federal Transfer Center, Oklahoma City, sent me an incredibly chilling video link. I was completely unaware of the murder of Kenneth Michael Trentadue by the DOJ and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
It's early December 2003 and I am in a large van heading away from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan en route to Stewart Airport in Newburgh, NY, about a 45 minute drive. At this point I believe I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS
This will surely be the first and last time I post a story on here about college basketball. This column by sportswriter Dan Wetzel caught my eye on Yahoo Sports. Duke senior Lance Thomas walks into a 47th street jeweler,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2012 at RUDY VERITAS