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the least hysterical tabloid coverage of Gov Dave's budget proposal:

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/politics/ny-libudg1217,0,3468917.story

http://www.newsday.com/services/newspaper/printedition/wednesday/longisland/ny-lijani175967917dec17,0,1006688.story

"This is not shared sacrifice," fumed the Working Families Party's Dan Cantor. "The governor proposes to balance the budget in an imbalanced way - by raising taxes on the middle class while simultaneously reducing the services we all rely on."

The WFP favors an income tax surcharge on upper-income state residents, as backed by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan). Some observers strongly suspected yesterday that Paterson laid out a less populistic array of tax and fee hikes knowing that he could end up trading them for just this kind of broader-based tax hike.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 17 December 2008 17:07 (ten years ago) link

downloads tax, oh noes

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 18 December 2008 17:42 (ten years ago) link

Paterson's a really sharp dude

the higgs bosun (gabbneb), Thursday, 18 December 2008 17:43 (ten years ago) link

"a restructuring of the Empire Zones economic development program to boost job creation" - good, this program is so messed up. okay, it did bring a bunch of part-time retail jobs to my area, but that's...really low standards for economic improvement.

Maria, Thursday, 18 December 2008 17:52 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Paterson's a really sharp dude

fucking asshole Paterson appoints conservative upstate gun-nut congresswoman to Senate.

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/state/ny-pocaro236009107jan23,0,7517130.story

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 14:14 (ten years ago) link

like any of the other possible candidates were so great. i was glad he at least picked someone from upstate as it is actually part of the state

Schwwww (harbl), Friday, 23 January 2009 17:51 (ten years ago) link

uh o fite

ice cr?m, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:04 (ten years ago) link

lol politics

8====D ------ ㋡ (max), Friday, 23 January 2009 18:06 (ten years ago) link

i maintain i wouldve been an amzing senator for new york and shouldve been chosen

ice cr?m, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:07 (ten years ago) link

Nydia Velazquez woulda been fine.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:07 (ten years ago) link

yah or ME

ice cr?m, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:08 (ten years ago) link

too many incriminating photos

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:09 (ten years ago) link

i will just sell myself as the first facebook generation politician

ice cr?m, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:25 (ten years ago) link

Well this can cheer Morbz up:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/bruno-faces-mail-and-wire-fraud-charges/

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:48 (ten years ago) link

(Yes, too little too late, etc.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:48 (ten years ago) link

lol epic scumbag

ice cr?m, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:49 (ten years ago) link

such a gangster

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:52 (ten years ago) link

re gillibrand, gun issues are low on my list of pressing concerns, so i don't care too much about that. but i went to check the "issues" part of her website and found this:

All individuals, families and businesses deserve to have the ability to buy into a health care plan at a rate that they can afford. Competition in the private insurance industry is critical to reign in health care costs and improve quality of care for the patient.

people who confuse "reign" and "rein" should not be in the senate.

paper plans (tipsy mothra), Friday, 23 January 2009 19:13 (ten years ago) link

tbf she prob didnt write that

ice cr?m, Friday, 23 January 2009 19:23 (ten years ago) link

and tbh i wouldnt care at all if my senator confused the two

ice cr?m, Friday, 23 January 2009 19:24 (ten years ago) link

rein v reign = way worse than having gay sex w 17-yr-olds, IMO

How can there be male ladybugs? (Laurel), Friday, 23 January 2009 19:25 (ten years ago) link

^^^^
otm.

paper plans (tipsy mothra), Friday, 23 January 2009 19:28 (ten years ago) link

I'm off today, so I watched the majority of the press conference. My first thought was that she looked like Renee Zellwegger, but when she opened her mouth, she actually sounds like her too!

Virginia Plain, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:11 (ten years ago) link

how does NRA rate Zellweger?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:16 (ten years ago) link

so Kirsten interned for D'Amato and her lawyer father is "politically connected."... to Joe Bruno, among others.

What a breath of fresh air.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 26 January 2009 18:15 (ten years ago) link

Tom Robbins on the machine-made sen.

http://www.villagevoice.com/2009-01-28/columns/david-paterson-and-kirsten-gillibrand-new-senator-new-scandal/

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 29 January 2009 17:33 (ten years ago) link

three weeks pass...

polls show Paterson-lol at 40% approval, he shakes up staff:

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/02/25/paterson-reorganizes-staff-from-top-dow/

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 25 February 2009 22:10 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

peace out rockefeller drug laws

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Friday, 27 March 2009 13:57 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

how did what just happened happen?

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 12:52 (ten years ago) link

two real winners

Reggiano Jackson (gabbneb), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 13:01 (ten years ago) link

the guy for sale, with the girlfriend-beater in tow

Reggiano Jackson (gabbneb), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 13:06 (ten years ago) link

ugh

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 13:43 (ten years ago) link

i thought nj state politics were retarded

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 13:43 (ten years ago) link

yeah can someone explain this to me?

makeitstop (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:06 (ten years ago) link

some retards were less retarded than other retards in the short run

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:10 (ten years ago) link

the fuck happened in albany?

The-Reverend (rev), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:37 (ten years ago) link

what happened are you guys ok

s1ocki, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:39 (ten years ago) link

i literally thought my newspaper was trolling me this morning when i read it - i had to check to make sure it wasnt an april fools issue or some shit

makeitstop (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:41 (ten years ago) link

WHAT HAPPENED

ARE MAX & DR MORBIUS OK

WHY WERE THEY IN ALBANY IN THE FIRST PLACE

s1ocki, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:42 (ten years ago) link

long story short i think, our senators tried to have a coup and now the repubs are saying they have control of state senate. i'm really dumbing this down tho

makeitstop (k3vin k.), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:43 (ten years ago) link

yes.

on the bright side... nothing has really changed?

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 19:53 (ten years ago) link

golisano is a fuckin trip

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 16:10 (ten years ago) link

a trip to Florida

Reggiano Jackson (gabbneb), Wednesday, 10 June 2009 16:11 (ten years ago) link

the circus whirls on

http://gothamist.com/2009/06/15/hiram_monserrate_tells_daily_news_h.php

Dr Morbius, Monday, 15 June 2009 16:50 (ten years ago) link

favorite part of this clown show so far is the prospect of a 31-31 split senate with no lt. gov. to break the tie (because of course the lt. gov. had to become gov). and the corollary claim by espada that that means he now gets two votes.

would you ask tom petty that? (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 16 June 2009 14:32 (ten years ago) link

someone needs to take out tom golisano

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 16 June 2009 14:35 (ten years ago) link

I agree. and the answer to the poll question is an unqualified yes. If these idiots paid as much attention to governance as they did to these ridiculous parliamentary and partisan shenanigans, then NY might not be in the position it's in. NJ's not much better, unfortunately.

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 14:40 (ten years ago) link

seriously though i thought the douchebag was moving to florida

rip dom passantino 3/5/09 never forget (max), Tuesday, 16 June 2009 14:42 (ten years ago) link

It takes time to get residency in Fla so it wouldnt do him any good in the short term for tax purposes. So i guess he feels it's worth his time to pull a Berlusconi and fuck up the NY legislature. Does he still own the Sabres?

Bill Magill, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 14:47 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

good reading:

http://www.villagevoice.com/2009-07-01/columns/senate-coup-plotters-hidden-agenda/

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 2 July 2009 12:52 (ten years ago) link

I am not a NYer and know close to nothing about Cuomo’s administration but what I know is enough to convince me he is a machine politician of the most destructive sort and deserves a primary thrashing.

faculty w1fe (silby), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:38 (one year ago) link

Like Charles Foster Kane would probably be a better choice than him

faculty w1fe (silby), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:41 (one year ago) link

rollin' with the cuomies

how's life, Friday, 14 September 2018 16:27 (one year ago) link

Cuomo: the 6 Senate IDC primary challenger wins last night were just "rearranging the deck chairs"

— Karen DeWitt (@kdewitt7) September 14, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 14 September 2018 19:07 (one year ago) link

Whose deck chairs, exactly

faculty w1fe (silby), Friday, 14 September 2018 19:10 (one year ago) link

http://www.mod16.org/imagemacros/emot-iiam.gif

mookieproof, Friday, 14 September 2018 19:11 (one year ago) link

so here's comparing the state to the Titanic? cool

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 14 September 2018 19:25 (one year ago) link

The story isn't Cuomo, it's that Nixon turned out enough to crush the "blue dog" faction in the State Senate that gave Republicans control. There are a lot of bills coming Cuomo won't like. Either he fights and blows it all up or gives over and goes further left.

— Richard M. Nixon (@dick_nixon) September 14, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 September 2018 12:43 (one year ago) link

I am disappointed that Nixon did not win. Also, in an empty office you can tell where the women sit because there are always sweaters or wraps on the back of the chair. It's freezing in the offices.

Yerac, Saturday, 15 September 2018 13:27 (one year ago) link

i sit with a fan on me at work all day. i wish it were freezing in the offices

mookieproof, Saturday, 15 September 2018 20:32 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

.@NYGovCuomo on @amazon #HQ2:

"I’ll change my name to Amazon Cuomo if that’s what it takes."

— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) November 5, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 5 November 2018 19:15 (ten months ago) link

^three-term whore

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 November 2018 22:32 (ten months ago) link

re NYC, deBlasio says vote YES on all 3 ballot questions, while Scott Stringer says YES-NO-NO. Has p4reene been heard from? anyone else?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 November 2018 22:33 (ten months ago) link

I’m doing yes no no

chinavision!, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 13:46 (ten months ago) link

this thread has me thinking yes no yes:

#flipyourballot and vote YES on Prop 3 tomorrow. Term limits for Community Boards, even if watered-down, are a step in the right direction.

— Second Ave. Sagas (@2AvSagas) November 5, 2018

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 13:54 (ten months ago) link

also this Medium article really lands the case for Yes on 3:

https://medium.com/@memosalazar/its-2018-and-new-york-still-doesn-t-care-about-your-vote-e9513bc2aea0

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:20 (ten months ago) link

I think people's take on the term limit question depends on the character of the neighborhood that they care about. A historically Black neighborhood that's now targeted by developers and speculators is ill served by pushing elders off the board when they know the history and work to protect their community's heritage--but a historically white neighborhood that's now refreshed by immigration but refuses to transition the power structures to represent a now-Chinese or now Arabic-majority community is unrepresentative and inequitable.

I'm getting the sense that Queens is scenario #2 and so is South Brooklyn, but Central Brooklyn (Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, ENY, Crown Heights) is the former. In short, IDK but I'm prob going yes-yes-yes.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:34 (ten months ago) link

that's an interesting analysis - i definitely think of CBs mostly in terms of old white assholes in manhattan and brooklyn, fighting against bike lanes and bus improvements and having a mixed record at best on fighting gentrification. there may be other scenarios. but i wonder how critical "elders" really are - there are surely young members of endangered communities who'd be interested in serving, and are we really imagining that they'd all be quickly captured by smooth talk from developers (and that no elders have been similarly captured)?

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 14:45 (ten months ago) link

Yeah I also question that which is why I'm willing to vote Yes on 3 even though my loyalties are with Bed Stuy.

I don't think there's a single white person on CB3, whose meetings I went to for years, and iirc there was no shortage of women leaders either. So the district I'm most familiar with doesn't fit the assumptions. But I've noted for years that while they can hound some cocky white aspiring cocktail bar entrepreneur and make them regret botching their liquor license request, they can't stop gentrification, and new bars still keep opening and filling up with people that are disrespectful to the neighborhood. So I don't know that the "we need elders" argument is that effective.

are we really imagining that they'd all be quickly captured by smooth talk from developers (and that no elders have been similarly captured)?

No I think the "bad" scenario here is pro development puppets and bougie white ppl who can afford to pay 2.5 mil for a brownstone just taking over the community boards and erasing the work of 70 years of community-building.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:09 (ten months ago) link

that's a reasonable thing to worry about! hmmm.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:11 (ten months ago) link

i did end up yes no yes

i also skipped the judges. we shouldn't be fucking voting for judges.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:16 (ten months ago) link

went at a bad time, but that was chaotically busy

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:25 (ten months ago) link

Wow. Head of NYC Board of Elections tells @azi that long lines (up to 4 hrs!) = ‘robust democracy’:
‘Instead of us looking at that as a negative, we should look at that, “Wow, look at all the people that are coming out to vote!”’ https://t.co/rHgw2KBj7d

— Andy Newman (@andylocal) November 6, 2018

gtfo

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 22:02 (ten months ago) link

welcome to the minority caucus, Simcha Felder, you cockroach.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 12:31 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

what a well-formed joek

As he started a gaggle with reporters a little while ago, Gov. Cuomo joked that he wanted them to take a step back: "Space. We need space. Or I'll bring you all up on charges under the Me Too movement."

This was received awkwardly.

— Nick Reisman (@NickReisman) January 9, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 January 2019 22:37 (eight months ago) link

BREAKING: The New York state Senate's Democratic majority has passed a bill to finally establish early voting!

— Stephen Wolf (@PoliticsWolf) January 14, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 14 January 2019 22:14 (eight months ago) link

one month passes...

fuck you

"What happened is the greatest tragedy that I have seen since I have been in government," Andrew Cuomo says of the blown-up Amazon deal.

— Jon Campbell (@JonCampbellGAN) February 22, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 22 February 2019 16:06 (six months ago) link

Anybody have an opinion on the Public Advocates?

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Monday, 25 February 2019 22:09 (six months ago) link

Jumaane Williams has almost all the prog endorsements + the NYT, will be hard to beat.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 February 2019 22:14 (six months ago) link

The Working Families Party helped Democrats regain power in New York. Now Democrats are trying to kill it. https://t.co/DA0X8KPjb0 by @ryangrim

— Jon Schwarz (@schwarz) March 6, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 18:57 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

now i would just name the thread "laughing at Cuomo"

https://t.co/FTttlF9sUb pic.twitter.com/9SP3pQy3Ot

— 'Weird Alex' Pareene (@pareene) April 8, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 April 2019 19:42 (five months ago) link

one month passes...

Cuomo speaking and getting a bit...weird. Paraphrasing but: “I can’t refer to a terminal as ‘sexy.’ That opens other questions. Is the terminal male or female? What’s its orientation? How do you touch the terminal?” pic.twitter.com/Hlj5159mPs

— David Slotnick (@David_Slotnick) May 15, 2019

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 17:44 (four months ago) link

his instincts are peerless across the board

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 18:11 (four months ago) link

if he doesn't think buildings can be sexy his imagination is even more impoverished than it seemed

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 19:33 (four months ago) link

four weeks pass...

“It seems to be that the democratic socialist wing of the Democratic Party is in full control of the state government,” Mr. Martin added. “I think this is the official declaration of that.”https://t.co/ebVxZn0Qu0

— Doug Henwood (@DougHenwood) June 13, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:35 (three months ago) link

“I think I’m sort of a laid back, cool dude in a loose mood," said Andrew Cuomo, just now.

— “loves to mouth off” nolan (@ndhapple) June 14, 2019

mookieproof, Friday, 14 June 2019 14:59 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

"I am the left. I am the left!" @NYGovCuomo said on WAMC. "What person in this state has done, accomplished, more progressive things than me?"

— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) July 9, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 9 July 2019 19:40 (two months ago) link


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