In the film version of “1776”, when the vote on whether to open debate on Independence comes up the resolution is tied. The Representative from Rhode Island then saunters in, returning from the lavatory, and is questioned on how Rhode Island stands on the question of debate.
The response from Stephen Hopkins was as follows:
Well, in all my years I ain’t never heard, seen nor smelled an issue that was so dangerous it couldn’t be talked about. Hell yeah! I’m for debating anything. Rhode Island says yea!
Alas, in New York, apparently Mr. Cuomo says “NAY”. And I’m not talking about him avoiding televised debates with his opponent Rob Astorino.
I’m talking about his recent trip to an alternative power company in upstate New York.
In an exclusive, a reader of Bullets First who works for the hydrogen fuel cell company, Plug Power, passed along the following email that was sent to the Plug employees prior to the Governor’s visit:
From: Vivacqua, Teal
Sent: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:05 AM
To: Plug Power Latham
Subject: Wednesday VIP guest
Tomorrow morning, Wednesday, 10/8, Plug Power will be hosting a VIP guest through our manufacturing facility from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Over the next 24 hours, we’ll be prepping the building for this tour. We ask that you contribute by straightening up your work space, specifically if your area is in B2.
While there is no dress code for Wednesday, please remember you will be representing Plug Power to a high-level guest. Please refrain from wearing:
– shirts with any offensive comments/photos
– ripped/torn clothing
In regards to parking, there will be spots outside B2 and B3 reserved. Please do not park in the reserved parking areas.
We will share more about this day as information becomes available. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions, please contact Teal Vivacqua, x1269.
Nothing out of the ordinary about putting on a good display for the Governor. Sound business policy.
The issue is what happened when the work day started. Apparently, Governor Cuomo finds the following clothing “offensive”
An employee on the manufacturing floor wore an NRA shirt and was sent home because the Governor, architect of the SAFE Act and SAFE Act 2 has such a weak constitution that he doesn’t even want to be seen in the same FACTORY as someone who believes in the 2nd Amendment.
Remember, this is the manufacturing floor; so no one is walking around in suits and button up shirts. And as Plug Power states clearly, they were not enforcing a dress code for the Governor’s trip so the only people who could have made a fuss about the shirt were Governor Cuomo and his handlers.
Does Governor Cuomo hate your 2nd Amendment Rights so much that he is wanton in silencing your 1st Amendment Rights as well?
But is that really surprising? Cuomo has gone on the record stating that gun right supporters “have no place in New York.”
“Extreme conservatives who are pro-assault-weapon…they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
Apparently, Cuomo thinks New York should only be filled with people who are lock step with him.
Assemblyman Stephen McLaughlin of Albany put it best:
“I think the Governor is a bully. An elitist, arrogant bully.”
That he is, and more. Apparently, according to the Governor, if you even believe in the 2nd Amendment and have the gall to wear a t-shirt to that effect in his presence, then you don’t even deserve to work. No doubt the worker was sent home without pay and had to take a sick day if he wanted to be earn any money on Wednesday.
The only thing “sick” is the situation where a power hungry Governor has run roughshod over the state for so long that he will go out of his way to crush even the smallest of people in order to keep his fanciful delusion, that the people ubiquitously love and support him, intact.
I hope New York comes to it’s senses on November 4th and show Cuomo that it is HE who doesn’t have place in New York…or at least a place running it.