Greg Ball Doesn’t Care for Party Politics

Greg Ball speaking with Fred Dicker. (Photo: Twitter/@Ball4NY)
Greg Ball speaking with Fred Dicker. (Photo: Twitter/@Ball4NY)

GOP State Senator Greg Ball just doesn’t care for partisan politics.

“I don’t give a shit about party politics,” he explained in a radio interview this morning on Talk 1300 AM.

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Senator Ball Terminates Staffer Responsible for Orca Plagiarism

An orca. (Photo: Valery Hache/Getty)
An orca. (Photo: Valery Hache/Getty)

After the Albany Times-Union reported today that one of State Senator Greg Ball’s legislative memos stole language from a 17-year-old student’s essay, Mr. Ball’s office says they terminated the employment of the unnamed staffer responsible. Continue reading “Senator Ball Terminates Staffer Responsible for Orca Plagiarism”

‘You’re a Bum’: Greg Ball and Danny Dromm Clash Over Municipal ID’s

State Senator Greg Ball (left) argues with Councilman Danny Dromm.
State Senator Greg Ball (left) argues with Councilman Danny Dromm.

Democratic Councilman Danny Dromm and Republican State Senator Greg Ball will not be having a kumbya moment any time soon, if a recent television appearance is any indication.

Speaking with Up Close host Diane Williams durng a joint appearance, the two lawmakers bitterly clashed over Mr. Dromm’s bill to give undocumented immigrants municipal ID cards. Continue reading “‘You’re a Bum’: Greg Ball and Danny Dromm Clash Over Municipal ID’s”

Pols Blast Greg Ball For Suggesting Municipal ID Cards ‘Empower’ Terrorists

ball Pols Blast Greg Ball For Suggesting Municipal ID Cards Empower Terrorists
State Senator Greg Ball (Photo via Facebook)

Elected officials and Democratic leaders fired back at Republican State Senator Greg Ball after the Hudson Valley lawmaker dubbed Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to develop a municipal ID card system the “de Blasio Terrorist Empowerment Act.” Continue reading “Pols Blast Greg Ball For Suggesting Municipal ID Cards ‘Empower’ Terrorists”

Senator Ball Calls Municipal ID Card Plan the ‘De Blasio Terrorist Empowerment Act’

Sen. Greg Ball (Photo: Facebook)
Sen. Greg Ball (Photo: Facebook)

One outspoken Republican lawmaker thinks Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to issue municipal identification cards will empower terrorists if it becomes law.

Hudson Valley State Senator Greg Ball today blasted Mr. de Blasio for his plan to create a municipal ID card intended to aid undocumented residents. For Mr. Ball, the chair of the Homeland Security and Military Affairs committee, the ID card proposal is nothing more than a “hair brained scheme” that will become a “homeland security nightmare.” Continue reading “Senator Ball Calls Municipal ID Card Plan the ‘De Blasio Terrorist Empowerment Act’”

Greg Ball Says He Won’t Run for Congress

Senator Ball. (Photo: Observer media file)
Senator Ball. (Photo: Observer media file)

GOP State Senator Greg Ball, an outspoken Hudson Valley legislator who repeatedly knocked then-Rep. Nan Hayworth last year–even threatening to run a primary campaign against her–is taking his hat out of the ring. In a statement released late this morning, Mr. Ball said he was focused on his work in Albany and had no overriding desire to defeat the Democrat who ultimately beat Ms. Hayworth, Sean Patrick Maloney.

“I want to make it clear that I am focused on finishing this legislative session and delivering for my current district and not running for Congress,” he said. “As for my re-election in the current State Senate seat, I will make a final decision on that as the time nears.”

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Ball Explains Support for Baseball Bat Torture: ‘Just Speaking for Greg Ball’

Greg Ball. (Screengrab: YNN)
Greg Ball. (Screengrab: YNN)

State Senator Greg Ball has been on a bit of a media tour since he tweeted his support for torturing the Boston Marathon terror suspect in the aftermath of his arrest, and he doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. To wit, his round of interviews took him to at least two news shows yesterday evening, Capital Tonight and Piers Morgan Live, where he put his argument into rather direct form.

“All I can tell you is what I would do as an American. If we saw what just happened where we had men, women and children–a child–killed,” he said at one point, for example. “I can tell you that as Greg Ball, if I felt that torture–whether it be making them listen to music at night, or using a baseball bat–would save one innocent life, including that of a child, I would use it. But I’m just speaking for Greg Ball.”

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