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McLoughlin Take 2: Still more questions for readers

McLoughlin Take 2: Still more questions for readers

Let me ask you something …

Let me ask you something …

u Should the self-described “transparent” Cuomo administration now be known as the “translucent” administration, given the backroom deal for “tax reform” back in December, and now all these high-stakes, closed-door goings-on over casino gambling?

u What happens if the cows do come home on time, but you don’t have cows?

u Would Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos feel better about decriminalizing those 10 joints of marijuana if the user were Vincent Van Gogh?

u Disappointing though it was — the scratch of “I’ll Have Another” from the Belmont — tell me, was it not superbly beautiful, seeing all those heartless scalpers getting nicked to the tune of tens of thousands?

u Which one had the opposition camp laughing louder: Obama’s “the private sector is doing fine” or Romney’s not caring a rat’s rear about the poor (reportedly)?

u  Why was no one taken into custody in the latest Lindsay Lohan car crash — like the idiot who rented Lohan the now destroyed, $80,000 Porsche?

u Like me, do you not fully understand Gov. Cuomo’s big blowup over Genting and the racinos — right about the time of the disclosure of the $2 million donation by Genting and the racinos to Cuomo’s favorite nonprofit campaign vehicle — but you’re pretty sure that your surmisals are on the mark?

u Wait just a minute there, Bunkie, you’re tryin’ to tell me that the Miss USA competition is fixed, that anything even remotely connected with Donald Trump is not 100 percent on the up and up?

u Will someone please ask the Lifetime Channel to stop the re-runs of “The Hatfields & McCoys” so that I can get some sleep?

u Of course that New York City grade-school principal had no choice but to ban her kindergartners from singing Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” at their graduation; I mean, do you really want a bunch of subversive tykes who go around singing about a Supreme Being who looks favorably upon their country? Well do you?

u Any chance at all that the owner and the trainer of “I’ll Have Another” took just a tiny bit of solace in having to scratch their horse and the disastrous effect that had on New York’s Belmont Day, given the dissing they got from state racing officials?

u If a rat runs up your pant leg on a NYC subway platform, can you take him home with you or does the “Rodents Stay Here” rule still apply?

u Tell the truth, did you even realize that, until rescued by their principal, those poor, little kindergartners were being forced to sing a tune with these dastardly lyrics: “And I gladly stand up, next to you and defend her still today, ’cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land, God Bless the USA” (for shame!!!)?

u Nobody’s saying, one way or the other, whether it’s warranted or not, that 45 percent proposed increase in Thruway tolls for big trucks (which chew up the roads like one of those QVC food processors), but, chewed up or not, howin’ell does Authority Chairman Howard Milstein describe 45 percent as “modest,” huh?

u Don’t you feel lots better learning that the principal, the one who banned “God Bless … ” has given the kindergartners an OK to sing Justin Bieber’s song “Baby,” with the Justin-Man’s song-words informing us that “When I was 13, I had my first love; there was nobody that compared to my baby?”

u Seriously, are we all gone bonkers?

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