O Albany -- isn't the governance of New York as corrupt and unresponsive as any other state's?

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I'm no Paterson fan, but how much did Giuliani pay for his Yankee tix all those years?

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 March 2010 03:08 (ten years ago) link

didn't they GIVE him a WORLD SERIES RING?

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 March 2010 03:09 (ten years ago) link

i've wondered about that myself, morbz.

Tommy Wiseau's Ass, Can You Hear Me? (Eisbaer), Friday, 5 March 2010 04:55 (ten years ago) link

i mean, either these ethics rules that Paterson allegedly ran afoul of are post-Giuliani, or not applicable to mayors, or no-one bothered to go after Giuliani (oh, the Pataki days).

Tommy Wiseau's Ass, Can You Hear Me? (Eisbaer), Friday, 5 March 2010 04:57 (ten years ago) link

good thing that this jackass isn't running for re-election, because this horseshit certainly isn't going to boost his popularity.

Jonsi's on a vacation far away (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 17 March 2010 22:32 (ten years ago) link

three months pass...

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/03/nyregion/03frisk.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&hpw=&adxnnlx=1278180081-tmIHYWi4/67mHVz/h4W0sA

bearing in mind that this is still NEW YORK, it's kinda heartwarming to see that this is gonna pass, and to see the bad guys reduced to their lame talking points but with ultimately no power to block or dilute the bill

youngdel griffith (k3vin k.), Saturday, 3 July 2010 18:05 (nine years ago) link

two months pass...

Maybe this is the best thread for paper-ballot debutante screwups.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 14:39 (nine years ago) link

Polling places opening 3 hours late, poll workers hovering behind voters...

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/09/14/problems-reported-with-new-voting-machines/

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 17:34 (nine years ago) link

ok, I'm assuming all you voters vote in the evening.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 19:28 (nine years ago) link

This should lighten your heart, Morbs: The FBI has been investigating Cuyahoga County (i.e., Cleveland and environs) for years. Last week our 13-year County Auditor, Frank Russo, resigned in the face of a 21-count Federal indictment charging him with bribery and corruption from nearly his first day in office. Today in culminated in the arrest of one of our County Commissioners, Jimmy Dimora, a longtime Democratic machine politician and scumbag, along with two county judges and five other people: http://www.cleveland.com/countyincrisis/index.ssf/2010/09/county_commissioner_jimmy_dimo_1.html

So hey, things are tough all over!

Shock and Awe High School (Phil D.), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 13:48 (nine years ago) link

saw abt 5 mins of Paladino speech last night, what a feeble figure.

A vote for Scneiderman as AG was relatively meaningful given less-than-20,000 win margin, now let's see him come through.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 15:10 (nine years ago) link

peace out to espada

max, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 16:03 (nine years ago) link

looks like Andy Cuomo is actually gonna hafta start speaking now so the knuckledragger doesnt become gov

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 September 2010 16:10 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKL9TRaePww

sock recognize sock (buzza), Monday, 11 October 2010 03:46 (nine years ago) link

so that's basically it for him, right?

Astronaut Mike Dexter (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 11 October 2010 03:52 (nine years ago) link

is there video online of the entire "debate"?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 02:55 (nine years ago) link

and where did Paladino get the Chicago accent? tho i guess they talk fynny upstate too.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:09 (nine years ago) link

He totally has a Buffalo accent! He talks just like my uncle.

How did those other people get on the ballot?

Virginia Plain, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 13:15 (nine years ago) link

The Deomocrats didn't feel like bullying them off this time?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 13:50 (nine years ago) link

speaking of accents, how did howie hawkins get a southern one?

max, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:54 (nine years ago) link

I think he stole it from Springsteen.

totally voting HH btw

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:58 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

so glad i voted for this schmuck

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/11/AR2010111103674.html

wakafledia (k3vin k.), Friday, 12 November 2010 06:49 (nine years ago) link

five months pass...

Nader on Governor Andy's blade:

During his campaign for Governor, Mr. Cuomo refused to even contemplate keeping the $14 billion (some estimate higher amounts) a year that the state collects from a century-old stock transfer tax, but instantly rebates, what is really a sales tax, back to the stock brokers. New York used to keep this tax revenue until the early Eighties, when Wall Street pressure finally prevailed. Green Party candidate for Governor, Howie Hawkins, during a public debate argued that keeping these revenues would eliminate the deficit and prevent the reduction of necessary programs. On that stage, Mr. Cuomo refused to engage. Mum's the word on Wall Street's fair share.

Cuomo calls himself "a progressive Democrat who's broke." A progressive Democrat would push for sacrifice at the wealthy top and work down if necessary. Many of the wealthy derived their billions and millions from many favored policies like tax leniency and other privileges and immunities including violation of the law (some of whom Cuomo pursued as Attorney General.)

http://www.counterpunch.org/nader04132011.html

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 April 2011 17:46 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

I sort of detest Eric Alterman, but he is mostly OTM on Cuomo:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/06/26/andrew-cuomo-s-flawed-liberalism.html

joyless shithead (Dr Morbius), Monday, 27 June 2011 18:59 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

eating dinner at the table adjacent to my asshole state senator, tom libous

tine nic (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 16 August 2011 23:19 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

I found out 2 weeks ago I've been carved out of Yvette Clarke's House district and into Jerry Nadler's. Haven't followed him closely in awhile, but surely less hacktastic than Clarke.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 November 2012 01:55 (seven years ago) link

My new state senator, Simcha fucking Felder. At least give me credit for bypassing him on the ballot.

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2012/11/simcha-felder-to-caucus-with-ny-senate-gop-dean-skelos-pretty-happy-with-that

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 November 2012 12:23 (seven years ago) link

fuck him & fuck cuomo too

max, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 13:05 (seven years ago) link

yup this state has such horrible politics

iatee, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 13:40 (seven years ago) link

the Dems don't have a 'secret plan' for a majority? not that it much matters.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:19 (seven years ago) link

Felder gained popularity among his conservative Jewish constituents for advocating strongly on their behalf, including in matters relating to Israel.[3] Although personally opposed to homosexuality as being against Judaism, he backed Christine Quinn for City Council Speaker in what was seen as a political move to gain allies.[4] Although Felder claims to support Quinn, he says he cannot actually vote for her because of religious reasons.[5] When the time came to vote Quinn for Council Speaker, Felder did not cast a vote and took a trip to the restroom.[6]

I will give you a pass for not voting for this guy

iatee, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 15:44 (seven years ago) link

wowwww wtf this guy

all mods con (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 14 November 2012 17:45 (seven years ago) link

what is his district like? how the hell was this guy the dem nom in a district that includes brooklyn?

all mods con (k3vin k.), Wednesday, 14 November 2012 17:45 (seven years ago) link

his district is mostly orthodox jews

iatee, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 17:46 (seven years ago) link

+ morbs

iatee, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 17:46 (seven years ago) link

and some Ukrainian goyim

it is easy to spot the fundamentalist pols in Brooklyn, at least.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 November 2012 17:50 (seven years ago) link

borough park is a horrible and scary place

iatee, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 17:54 (seven years ago) link

And to think I came all the way to NYC to escape religious zealots/bigots.

purveyor of generations (in orbit), Wednesday, 14 November 2012 18:09 (seven years ago) link

“The Assembly will pick a leader, and the Senate will pick a leader. And I have no intention of getting involved in either situation,” Cuomo said at a press conference last week, while underscoring that he thought Democrats learned a lesson the last time they were in control of the Senate. “I think they learned the hard way. The Democrats were in power. The Democrats then lost power because of the dysfunction and I think they learned that lesson the hard way.”

http://www.salon.com/2012/11/19/andrew_cuomo_fake_democrat/

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 November 2012 16:04 (seven years ago) link

fuck cuomo obv

chief beef (k3vin k.), Monday, 19 November 2012 17:32 (seven years ago) link

one month passes...

Rally at Governor Cuomo's birthday fundraiser

Governor Cuomo is hosting a fundraiser to celebrate his birthday. We'll rally outside the fundraiser to protest his plan to frack New York. Then, on Wednesday, you can ride the bus to Albany for a rally at Governor Cuomo's State of the State address. RSVP here:

http://act.foodandwaterwatch.org/site/Calendar/667299190?view=Detail&id=101382

When: 07 Jan, 6:00 PM
Where: The Waldorf Astoria
301 Park Avenue at East 49th Street
New York, NY 10022

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 January 2013 16:29 (seven years ago) link

five months pass...

via p4reene

NY lawmakers mandate massive tax breaks for millionaires’ Manhattan apartments

Developers of four of the projects, their relatives and affiliated companies gave $1.5 million to various state campaign committees from 2008 to 2012

the Assembly sponsor, Keith Wright (D-Manhattan), said he knew little about the tax breaks.
“These five properties — it was important that they benefit from the piece of legislation probably, and I don’t know why, because some of the folks in the Senate wanted them to be included.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/big-tax-breaks-mandated-millionaires-nyc-digs-article-1.1375297

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 19 June 2013 19:51 (six years ago) link

ten months pass...

If you got a survey email from the WFP, I hope you told them to run a progressive against Cuomo.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 April 2014 17:03 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Shame on de Blasio, NY unions, and motherfucking professional liberals. The WFP is a scam.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2014/06/03/why_did_progressives_lose_to_andrew_cuomo.html

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 June 2014 15:19 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

Marie Andytoinette

With Albany rocked by a seemingly endless barrage of scandals and arrests, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set up a high-powered commission last summer to root out corruption in state politics. It was barely two months old when its investigators, hunting for violations of campaign-finance laws, issued a subpoena to a media-buying firm that had placed millions of dollars’ worth of advertisements for the New York State Democratic Party.

The investigators did not realize that the firm, Buying Time, also counted Mr. Cuomo among its clients, having bought the airtime for his campaign when he ran for governor in 2010.

Word that the subpoena had been served quickly reached Mr. Cuomo’s most senior aide, Lawrence S. Schwartz. He called one of the commission’s three co-chairs, William J. Fitzpatrick, the district attorney in Syracuse.

“This is wrong,” Mr. Schwartz said, according to Mr. Fitzpatrick, whose account was corroborated by three other people told about the call at the time. He said the firm worked for the governor, and issued a simple directive:

“Pull it back.”

...In a 13-page statement responding to The Times’s questions, Mr. Cuomo’s office defended its handling of the commission. It said the commission was created by and reported to the governor, and therefore he could not be accused of interfering with it.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/nyregion/governor-andrew-cuomo-and-the-short-life-of-the-moreland-commission.html

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 13:40 (five years ago) link

www.TimeToGoCuomo.com

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 July 2014 20:30 (five years ago) link

The state Democratic Party opened its war chest for an ad blitz promoting Gov. Cuomo to blunt a blistering report detailing how his administration meddled with an anti-corruption panel, records show.
The state Democratic Campaign Committee spent $281,655 for ads that began airing July 19, one day after the governor’s office learned The New York Times was going to print a lengthy story about how Cuomo aides compromised the workings of the Moreland Commission panel.

http://nypost.com/2014/07/30/pro-cuomo-ad-blitz-to-soften-anti-corruption-panel-scandals-hit/

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 July 2014 16:45 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

hey it's my own private thread

guess i'm voting for Teachout in September and Hawkins in November

http://www.thenation.com/article/181289/how-zephyr-teachout-became-contender

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 15:10 (five years ago) link

three weeks pass...

who thinks Zephyr has a shot at 20%?

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 9 September 2014 16:30 (five years ago) link


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