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

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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

two months pass...

Paterson's a really sharp dude

― the higgs bosun (gabbneb), Thursday, December 18, 2008 12:43 PM

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 September 2009 03:29 (ten years ago) link

two months pass...

Joe Bruno, ladies & germs

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 05:33 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...

go away harold ford

max, Tuesday, 12 January 2010 11:38 (nine years ago) link

he isn't that much worse than Gillibrand, though.

At least Elvis Costello has never eaten his own excrement on stage. (Eisbaer), Tuesday, 12 January 2010 14:50 (nine years ago) link

1) gillibrands tacked to the left since being in the senate 2) shes got a much better pro-choice gay-rights record than HF 3) if were going to have a primary challenge why on earth would we want to see two moderate democrats going up against one another

max, Tuesday, 12 January 2010 14:56 (nine years ago) link

why is new york the state where people move to if they want to run for senate

harbl, Tuesday, 12 January 2010 15:28 (nine years ago) link

3) if were going to have a primary challenge why on earth would we want to see two moderate democrats going up against one another

see the obama v. hillary 2008 primary.

anyway, as long as neither of them come over to NJ & try to replace either Lautenberg or Menendez i don't really care.

At least Elvis Costello has never eaten his own excrement on stage. (Eisbaer), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 00:27 (nine years ago) link

not really the same is it, as the US on the whole is more conservative than new york?

max, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 13:08 (nine years ago) link

not rlly Albany is it, just more sucky hacks wanting to go to DC for us

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:11 (nine years ago) link

fair enough

max, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:22 (nine years ago) link

as the US on the whole is more conservative than new york?

NYC, yes, NYS, maybe not.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:56 (nine years ago) link

I thought the revive was going to be about Alex Paterson.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:56 (nine years ago) link

gillibrand is more than moderate enough to win reelection from upstate. i was just responding to eisbaers thing about obama and clinton being two moderate democrats fighting out a primary--which to me is like, duh, what did you expect

max, Wednesday, 13 January 2010 16:58 (nine years ago) link

four weeks pass...

feelin pretty bad for david paterson

max, Friday, 12 February 2010 12:24 (nine years ago) link

poor guy cant catch a break

max, Friday, 12 February 2010 12:24 (nine years ago) link

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/nyregion/25paterson.html?hp

velko, Thursday, 25 February 2010 04:57 (nine years ago) link

The cabinet official who supervises the State Police has resigned in the wake of reports of intervention by the State Police and Gov. David A. Paterson into a domestic-assault case against a senior Paterson aide.

The official, Denise E. O’Donnell, commissioner of the state Division of Criminal Justice Services, issued a statement Thursday after inquiries from The New York Times.

“The fact that the governor and members of the State Police have acknowledged direct contact with a woman who had filed for an order of protection against a senior member of the governor’s staff is a very serious matter,” she wrote. “These actions are unacceptable regardless of their intent.”

The resignation, at 2 p.m., came on a day when New York’s political establishment reeled at the news of Mr. Paterson’s involvement, with some of the beleaguered governor’s few remaining allies publicly suggesting that he should end his campaign for election.

Ms. O’Donnell, a former federal prosecutor and social worker, wrote that she found the breach “particularly distressing” in an administration “that prides itself on its record of combating domestic violence.

“The behavior alleged here is the antithesis of what many of us have spent our entire careers working to build,” she added, “a legal system that protects victims of domestic violence and brings offenders to justice.”

velko, Thursday, 25 February 2010 23:39 (nine years ago) link

it's so over for this dude.

carne asada, Friday, 26 February 2010 03:50 (nine years ago) link

this state police thing is something that happens in 24 tbh

J0rdan S., Friday, 26 February 2010 03:51 (nine years 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 (seven 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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