FORMER STATE SENATOR WILLIAM LARKIN DEAD AT 91
Former Republican Sen. William J. Larkin Jr., a conservative champion in the state legislature for 40 years, died this week at the age or 91.
Larkin heroically served his country in World War II and the Korean War before starting his life in government. He was elected to the New York Assembly in 1978, before gaining election to the Senate in 1990, a post he held until his retirement last year.
“America and the state of New York have lost a dedicated public servant, soldier and statesman. Our family lost a husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and so much more,” his family said in a statement released on Sunday.
In an age of extreme partisanship, Larkin earned great respect from his colleagues in both political parties. He helped to protect fellow Republican Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the civil rights hero’s march from Selma to Montgomery, AL in 1973.
“Senator Larkin led by example every day of his life and was an inspiration to me and countless others who wanted nothing more than to serve the people of this great state and nation,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement on Sunday.
He is survived by a large family including his wife, their eight children, 17 grandkids, and two great-grandkids.
I have known Bill on a personal level for over 35 years. In all that time, never once did he waiver from his commitment to our nation, our state, on conservative principles or his devotion to his family. Sen. William J. Larkin, Jr. will be sorely missed by all.
HONG KONG FORCED TO RESCIND EXTRADITION BILL AFTER MASSIVE PROTESTS
The people of Hong Kong have shown the imperial communist Chinese who’s boss, after months of massive protests have finally caused a reviled extradition bill to be rescinded by Hong Kong authorities.
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam made the decision this week, and claims that Beijing is in her corner as the communists retreat as the people stand en masse for freedom.
“Throughout the whole process the [Chinese] Central People’s Government took the position that they understood why we had to do it, they respected my view and supported me all the way,” Lam said.
The controversial legislation was proposed in April to make it easier to deport suspected criminals back to China, where they would be subject to a hellish tyranny in which they would not necessarily receive due process and other basic rights.
However, the protesters are not satisfied after this victory. They are still angered with the Hong Kong regime based on human rights violations during the demonstrations.
“Too little and too late now — Carrie Lam’s response comes after 7 lives sacrificed, more than 1,200 protestors arrested, in which many are mistreated in police station,” protest leader Joshua Wong wrote in a Tweet.
“HK people are well-aware of her notorious track record. Whenever there are signs of sending a palm branch, they always come with a far tighter grip on exercising civil rights,” he added.
Wong contends that protesters will not be happy until prosecutions of protesters are ended, police are investigated, demonstrators are legitimized, and fair elections are called.
SOCIALIST BERNIE SANDERS CALLS FOR POPULATION CONTROL
On Wednesday, Democratic presidential candidates tried to out-left each other during a seven-hour marathon town hall on CNN regarding global warming.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the independent socialist from Vermont, took the cake in terms of unmitigated gall when he advocated massive population control in the third-world as a solution of sorts for the problem of climate change.
“The Mexico City agreement, which denies American aid to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control, to me is totally absurd,” Sanders explained.
“I think especially in poor countries around the world where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, it’s something I very, very strongly support,” he added.
Other low-lights from the night’s town hall include Sen. Kamala Harris of California vowing to destroy the filibuster to stop any dissent against her environmental plans, former Vice President Joe Biden’s eye rupturing in the middle of an incoherent rant, and homosexual South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg claiming the climate crisis is at least as serious as World War II.