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

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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 (nine 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

this guy is sketchy as all hell in the polls already and the whole situation has the leadership shook

carne asada, Friday, 26 February 2010 04:00 (nine years ago) link

"After all you have heard, there's one rumor I will confirm, I am running for governor this year," Paterson said to a crowd of about 400 at Hofstra University. "They haven't knocked us down yet and they never will."
Feb 20, 2010

Two weeks ago, Paterson beat back speculation that he wouldn't seek reelection, or that he might step down: "The only way I'm not gonna be governor next year is at the ballot box, and the only way that I'll be leaving office before is in a box"

velko, Friday, 26 February 2010 18:27 (nine years ago) link

ice cold

idgi, mon (k3vin k.), Friday, 26 February 2010 21:56 (nine years ago) link

who mourns for David Paterson?!?

there can be only but steam that smells of shit and weaklingness (Eisbaer), Friday, 26 February 2010 23:32 (nine years ago) link

is Cuomo fils crazy? this chair is cursed

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 27 February 2010 03:40 (nine years ago) link

totally sets him up for a 2018 presidential run.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 27 February 2010 03:54 (nine years ago) link

er, 2016. or 2020. whatever.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 27 February 2010 03:55 (nine years ago) link

the end seems to be near

A leading women’s rights group that had once praised Gov. David A. Paterson for his work on violence against women is now seeking his resignation, saying his intervention in a domestic violence case involving a top adviser was inappropriate and disappointing.

The New York chapter of the National Organization for Women issued the call for Mr. Paterson’s resignation on Tuesday morning, after The New York Times reported that the governor had directed two state officials to reach out to a woman who had accused Mr. Paterson’ senior adviser, David W. Johnson, of assaulting her.

“This latest news is very disappointing for those of us who believed the governor was a strong advocate for women’s equality and for ending violence against women,” said Marcia A. Pappas, the group’s president. “We at the National Organization for Women-New York State believe that in spite of the governor’s heretofore excellent record on women’s issues, it is now time for the governor to step down.”

The New York National Organization for Women, an influential player in the Democratic Party, had previously expressed concern only about Mr. Paterson’s involvement in the case, but it had stopped short of asking him to leave office.

NEW YORK -- Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says Gov. David Paterson would have to resign if allegations that he abused his power are proven true.

Associated PressDemocratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed by Gov. Paterson, says the governor should step down if power was abused. Paterson's role in a domestic abuse case against a top aide is being investigated by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The New York Times on Tuesday reported that the governor had personally directed two state employees to contact the woman who made the complaint.

Paterson supporters say there is more to the story.

Gillibrand told NY1 that if the allegations are true, then the governor will be unable to govern and will have to step down.

Paterson appointed Gillibrand to her Senate seat more than a year ago when Hillary Rodham Clinton became secretary of state.

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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