Speaking of Andrew Cuomo (which if you didn’t read the previous post, you didn’t know I was speaking of Andrew Cuomo. But play along).
Speaking of Andrew Cuomo and his Facebook meltdown over the 32 Governors who are refusing to accept any Syrian “refugees” into their states, there were a couple of other things I wanted to say about it.
Here’s the post in its entirety:
New Yorkers aren’t afraid of our diversity.
On Tuesday, I was in Cambridge talking with students at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, when I was asked how we should treat immigrants, how we should balance security with acceptance. I think many forces are trying to politicize this, but this goes deeper than politics. It goes to the core of who we are as a nation.
If the day comes when America says “close the gates, build the wall,” then I say take down the Statue of Liberty, because we’ve gone to a different place. The poem on the Statue of Liberty reads, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” On the day this is no longer true, we will have lost sight of who we are.
I won’t let the reactionaries win by conceding the defeat of the American Dream.
I have a question for the Governors who say they will refuse to let the refugees in: How?
Where does it say in your state’s constitution that you can refuse a person placed by the Federal Government? What are you going to do, have your militia stand on the borders of your state? It’s up to the Federal Government. If they let refugees in and place them in your state, Governors have no authority to turn them down.
Having said that, this is a complex issue. We have to protect Americans. The Federal Government has to screen the people who are coming in. They have to do it right, do it exhaustively, but do so without giving up our soul as Americans.
The next time the Republican candidates take to a podium, they’re going to try and confuse the issue, talk about how immigrants are the problem, to use this as a justification to make us afraid of them, and to further divide us. That’s not how we think in New York. Here in New York, we aren’t afraid of our immigrants, we celebrate them. As I’ve said many times before, in New York our diversity is our strength.
The Statue of Liberty is still in the harbor, and the doors are open.
Tough talk, that.
“That’s not how we think in New York?” I live in New York, Andy. And I am in complete and thunderous agreement with these 32 Governors. And I’m not the only New Yorker who is. In fact, if you go HERE and check out who has signed the petition to demand Congress refuse these refugees because of the threat of terrorists among them, of the over 41 thousand people who have signed thus far, there are people from every state (including New York).
What I found kind of shocking was Andrew Cuomo demanding to know where in their States’ constitutions do they have the authority to refuse refugees.
Who knew Andy gave a crap about Constitutions?
After all, in January 2013, despite overwhelming opposition from the people of New York, Governor Cuomo rammed through the New York SAFE Act (Secure Ammunition and Firearm Enforcement Act). This pile of twaddle defied the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. But no matter! Who gives a damn about what the Constitution says, right Andy?
And now Andy wants to pretend he gives a crap about the Constitution of any state?! Really?
I suppose it is a waste of time to explain the Tenth Amendment to the US Constitution to this douche.
Andy gets super huffy at the thought of a Governor of a State wanting to have some say in the importation of refugees who are A) not even here yet and B) not in any way citizens of his or her state and C) will become a financial burden on the state and its citizens because each and every one of these “refugees” will receive welfare benefits (paid in part by the Federal Government and in part by the States).
But his self-righteous moralizing rings a tad hollow to us conservatives who remain in the state of New York.
You know the old saying, “Morons in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
Non-NY residents may not know this, but in January 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York declared that if you live in New York and are pro-life or pro-Second Amendment, you have no business living here. Your values do not reflect the values of New York State and you should just leave.
“The Republican Party candidates are running against the SAFE Act… Their problem is not me and the Democrats; their problem is themselves. Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the State of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” [Emphasis Dianny’s]
Now, Andy. Since you suddenly care about the Constitutions of these 32 states, perhaps you can cite for me what in the New York State Constitution gives you the right to banish taxpaying citizens of your state because they don’t embrace your love for abortion and gun control?
I was so stunned by this asshole’s hateful declaration, I wrote a column about it.
Liberals Have Values?! – January 21, 2014
Today, I stopped at the post office to ship out eight Dianny Tees’ orders. Waiting for me in my PO box was a letter from the New York State Department of Taxation regarding online filing of sales taxes.
I said to the lady in the post office, “Funny. Governor Cuomo thinks I shouldn’t live in New York because I’m pro-life and pro-second amendment. He thinks I do not reflect the values of the state, but I still have to pay my taxes.”
If I’m no good here, shouldn’t my money be no good here?
After all, I earn money selling conservative and Christian t-shirts. Prolife, pro-gun. Shouldn’t Andrew Cuomo recoil from my tax money the way Dracula recoils from a bottle of holy water?
When it comes to taking money from people he loathes, Andrew Cuomo doesn’t see the contradiction. I would never accept money from someone I do not like. I would never dream of accepting money from someone whom I believe is a reprobate.
But good old Andrew doesn’t have that problem.
Lots of my friends from out of state like to tell me to just leave. Leave New York. The governor doesn’t want me here. So just leave!
But it is my home. My family lives here. I grew up here. What gives that asshole in Albany the right to decide who can and cannot live in New York? What gives that scurvy little prick the right to decide what New York’s “values” are?
What the hell is it with Liberals and their constant harping on our “values?” Liberals have values?!
Values are one thing I never ever think of when I think of Liberals.
They don’t know the value of money. Which is how they can spend and spend without any thought about who will ultimately be paying the bill.
They don’t know the value of the family unit. Which is why they don’t give a damn that 70% of all blacks in America are born into a home without a father present.
They don’t value life. Which is why fifty-five million human beings have been legally slaughtered in this country since the Roe v. Wade ruling 41 years ago.
They don’t value honesty. Which is why their leaders do not think twice about lying through their teeth about their childhood, their upbringing, how they did in school, where they get their money, what they were doing when four men died in Benghazi.
They don’t value hard work. Which is why they expect employers to pay people more money, not because they earned it, but because, well, fairness!!!
They don’t value citizenship. Which is why they want to diminish the importance of becoming a citizen of this nation.
They don’t value laws. Which is why they have no problems changing, tweaking, delaying or ignoring laws that they themselves enact.
They don’t value the sacrifice or hard work of others. Which is why they treat veterans like crap. Why they think nothing of taking money from hard working people whom they then turn around and vilify.
Are these the values that Andrew Cuomo believes are New York’s values?
Then, he’s right. I don’t share his values.
That being said, why would he want my dirty, stinking money earned in a manner that doesn’t reflect his values?
Liberals do not value convictions and principles. Which is why their beliefs “evolve.” They stick their finger in the air and test the winds to decide on what side of an issue to land. They are unscrupulous, duplicitous, vindictive and greedy.
And they do not brook dissent. They do not tolerate opposition. They expect, expect that their edicts, beliefs and opinions be accepted by everyone. And if you do not comply, then you are to leave.
And stay out.
But, leave your wallet on the dresser before you go.
Cuomo is like every other Liberal.
He’s a whore.
He’ll take money from anyone. Even the folks who don’t “share New York’s values.”
Now, understand. I do not expect Andrew Cuomo to thank me for paying my taxes. But I do expect that he not insult and disparage me while he holds his hands out for my money.
Could you imagine if you purchased a shirt from Dianny Tees and I sent out an email confirming the order in which I also told you that you were a creep who didn’t share my values? And just for good measure, I wipe my ass with your shirt before I ship it out?
Why would you ever buy another shirt from me ever again?
But I would never do that because I have something Andrew Cuomo lacks. It’s called common decency and respect. Those two qualities really aren’t that difficult.
Unless, of course, you’re a Liberal.
Then, you just can’t help yourself.
Treating the people who pay the bills like garbage is what they do.
I understand why my out of state friends tell me to give up and leave. It’s hard to work your ass off only to have an ungrateful, horrid puke like Cuomo take a healthy portion of your hard-earned money.
And part of me wants to leave. Part of me is sick and tired of Liberal Democrats in New York State — one hand on my wallet and one hand smacking me in the face. But part of me wants to make them pay for the way they treat us.
This is my state. I am a New Yorker. Why should I let a petty, vindictive jerk like Andrew “the Whore” Cuomo chase me out?
I’d rather kick his ass out of here. Him and the whole wretched lot of them.
That is something I would really value.
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Books by Dianny:
RANT 2.0: Even More Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama,
Liberals Gone WILD!!! The Not-So-Silent Conquering of America,
RANT: Politics & Snark in the Age of Obama,
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