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Welcome to Ithaca, Tom Reed

Welcome to Ithaca, Tom Reed

Via Jazz Shaw, NY redistricting is finalized and Ithaca — part of retiring Maurice Hinchey’s district which disappeared — now is part of the district of Republican Congressman Tom Reed (campaign website).  I don’t know a lot about Tom, but I’ll be finding out for sure, and doing everything I can to help.

Ann Marie Burkle has been spared, as there was a fear Democrats would stick her with the place where only liberal speech is protected.

Per Jazz, there also does not appear to be an open district for George Phillips, who ran a great campaign against Hinchey in 2010 to run.


In the United States, right now, women have preferential treatment – by law – in any company that gets federal funds (which heaven help us, right now, is most of them.)  Women live longer than men.  Cancers that affect females get more money and more attention than those that affect only men.  Women have the right to be sole deciders on abortion, and if they decide to keep the child and make the man pay, he pays.  (This by the way is a complete reversal of the “penalty” of sex which used to fall mostly on women.)  And if he doesn’t pay, he goes to jail.  Divorce courts award custody to mothers overwhelmingly.  Oh, and in college campuses, women outnumber men.

If this is war it is war on men.  And I’ve had just about enough of everyone who claims otherwise.


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I give Hucksterbee less than 9 mo. Actually, if he takes audience (as opposed to stations), it will be from Prager.

Huckster will last 6 to 9 months against Rush at the best. But, I guess if you have money to burn, it doesn’t matter what pit you burn it in…

    Ragspierre in reply to WarEagle82. | March 19, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    From RightScoop…

    Knowing this, my advice is to not listen to Huck’s show. To borrow the words of Rush, “I hope he fails!”


      WarEagle82 in reply to Ragspierre. | March 19, 2012 at 8:51 pm

      Wait, you mean I don’t have to listen to the Huckster any longer? No, wait. I’d have to start listening before I can stop listening. Maybe I’ll just continue my boycott. No, that won’t work because he wasn’t on so I couldn’t have been boycotting him yet.

      This is getting really confusing. Tell me what station I shouldn’t be listening to the Hukster on? The sooner I get this over with, the better.

theduchessofkitty | March 19, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I’ve watched The Huck’s show on Fox.

I changed the channel after ten minutes.

I’d tell you, if I wanted a choice between taking Ambien and watching or listening to The Huck for ten minutes before going to sleep, I’d pick The Huck. At least, it’s a drug-free narcotic…

[…] The news for Rep. Tom Reed, another Republican, is not so good. He has been saddled with Ithaca. Legal Insurrection‘s Prof. William Jacobson knows a lot about Ithaca. No doubt this will make reelection a big […]

MacsenMcBain | March 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

The only listeners who would pick the insipid Huckabee over Rush are those who wouldn’t listen to Rush in the first place.

    Ragspierre in reply to MacsenMcBain. | March 19, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    He might attract some confused, unthinking people.

    Maybe he’ll prove to be the gateway drug to new ditto-heads…!!!

Welcome to non-impressive Tom Reed, Ithaca.

Sincerely yours,

Disappointed 29th District voter

BannedbytheGuardian | March 19, 2012 at 10:36 pm

I read Bristol’s comment elsewhere but seeing her blog…….

1200 + replies in one day including a prized Aggrieved Canadian.

That his big time .

    Bristol, worried that her family’s position of Biggest Victim is at stake, decides to whine in…….weigh in….er…wink in.

    The poor, victimized Palin clan….everybody feel sorry for them on three…two…one…GO!

Limbaugh won’t be taken down from the right. Many have tried, all have failed, most notably Bill O’Reilly who debuted his radio talk show when Rush went deaf and was off getting his cochlear implants. If Rush goes down it’ll be from a concerted boycott coming from the left and so-called “moderates.”

    Henry Hawkins in reply to G Joubert. | March 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I suspect only Rush can take down Rush now. He’d have to, I dunno, relapse on pain pills and traipse naked through the NBC lobby.

Henry Hawkins | March 19, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Huckabee threatens Rush like Ruth Buzzi threatens Mike Tyson.

Note To Men: Do NOT say a word, not one word, about how men actually have it worse than women. Trust an old hand on this – just don’t do it. Seriously, DO NOT GO THERE. Doubt me? Go ahead – try out the idea on your wife or girlfriend. Wear a helmet.

Our Cumulus station (SF Bay Area KSFO 560) replaced Rush when his contract expired a few months ago. I’m not sure who’s the new guy is, lets just say he’s no Rush. Limbaugh is on 980 now.

    Other talkers on 560 hinted that Rush’s people wanted too much money for syndication. Our impression was that 980 probably has less money. Weird.

      The new radio station may have less money, but a contract for the Rush Limbaugh Radio Program is a GOLDMINE in terms of getting a long-term debt vehicle (like a loan from a bank).

      The new station is just about guaranteed revenue. Take on some debt to finance acquisition of the show, and then sell, sell, sell those advertising spaces (which are in incredibly high demand, as opposed to what the Liberal whiners want the public to believe).

Well, you’d think that a Tip about the first two Nuclear Power plants approved for construction in the USA since 1978 being blocked by environmental groups lawsuit would garner some notice…

Especially since Obama has hijacked the 2008 GOP “all of the above” energy narrative. (Link to

“Watch the meltdown in reaction to Rush’s tweet.”

Rush has the right twitter strategy, tweet and retweet facts exposing the insidiousness of the lefts astroturfed boycott campaign…

Then sit back and watch them turn sophomoric, mean, rude, and devolve into mindless derp derp bluster.
Americans are smart enough to sort it out that the issue is religious liberty, not birth control.

As a Cornell grad, I’m familiar with the history of Ithaca’s congressional district (and that of Rep. Hinchey), but not terribly familiar with the current 29th. So what exactly does the new district look like? Ithaca is a hopeless cesspool of Leftism, but much of the surrounding Central NY region is pretty Republican. Hinchey was always saved by creating these wild meandering districts that were designed to pull in every city and college town in the region and no more. Is the rest of the district enough to drown out the Ithaca effect?

Re: Cumulus Media considering dropping Rush

Cumulus Media will last all of about 10 seconds without Rush on their roster. Head-to-head Rush vs Huckabee? No question. Listeners will FLEE the cumulus stations to whomever is fortunate enough to pick up Rush in those markets (and there will probably be bidding war over it). If there isn’t another talk station in those markets, I would quickly expect to see one organized or an existing station bought out and organized.

With those listeners will likely go Cumulus’ ad revenue, and with that, it’s business model will crumble.

IF they go through with this, I would expect to see Cumulus in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy within 12 months.

There’s a reason that those advertisers who have actually abandoned sponsorship of the Rush Limbaugh Program have been thinking twice. It’s that Rush reaches the LARGEST audience and his followers are INTENSELY loyal. The push-back from a Cumulus decision to replace Rush with ANYBODY else will likely be deafening, both to the Cumulus corporate structure and to any advertiser who continues with them.