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

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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




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


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


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:


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 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

go away harold ford

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

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

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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

fair enough

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

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

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

four weeks pass...

feelin pretty bad for david paterson

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

poor guy cant catch a break

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


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

it's so over for this dude.

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

this state police thing is something that happens in 24 tbh

J0rdan S., Friday, 26 February 2010 03:51 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) link

ice cold

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

is Cuomo fils crazy? this chair is cursed

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

totally sets him up for a 2018 presidential run.

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

er, 2016. or 2020. whatever.

hellzapoppa (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 27 February 2010 03:55 (ten 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.

jeezus, Richard Ravitch really IS the Lt Gov??? didn't a court throw that appointment out?? he's like 85 years old.

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 March 2010 02:31 (ten years ago) link

lol dave, can't catch a break huh?

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. David Paterson, trying to hold onto office in the face of one scandal, was accused Wednesday of violating state ethics laws when he sought and obtained free Yankees tickets for the 2009 World Series and then may have lied about his intention to pay for them, according to a state report.

He faces penalties of nearly $100,000, and the case was referred to the Albany County prosecutor's office and the state attorney general for possible criminal investigation into whether Paterson — "or anyone else" — gave false answers to commission questions or backdated a check to pay for the tickets.

The charge isn't directly related to the scandal now plaguing Paterson over contact he and others in his adminstration had with a woman who accused a top Paterson aide of domestic violence. But the Public Integrity Commission said the aide in the scandal, David Johnson, was one of Paterson's four guests getting tickets for the Oct. 28 World Series game provided by the Yankees.

Four days later, also in the Bronx, Johnson was accused of domestic violence by his then-girlfriend, a case that now threatens Paterson's job and administration.

Paterson could face a penalty of $80,000 for violating the state gift ban for elected officials. The commission's investigation also charged that Paterson violated a provision prohibiting the governor from using his official position to secure unwarranted privileges. That could cost another $10,000.

There was no immediate comment from the governor's office.

sometimes a dude just wants to go see the yanks

max, Wednesday, 3 March 2010 21:27 (ten years ago) link

resisting urge to go for cheap blind man joke there

Gov. David A. Paterson will be governor on Friday. After that? He will not say.

As Mr. Paterson ducked out of a side entrance to the Yale Club in Midtown Manhattan on Thursday afternoon, he offered a simple “yes” when asked if he would still be governor on Friday.

But when asked whether he would be governor next week, the governor was silent. He ignored other questions posed by a group of reporters who trailed him as a small coterie of his aides hustled him into a waiting Chevrolet Suburban.

The vehicle then drove off, heading east on 44th Street.

Mr. Paterson was at the Yale Club on Thursday having lunch in the rooftop dining room with former Mayor David N. Dinkins and a 13-year-old boy who is blind.

Mr. Dinkins said as he was leaving the club that he does not believe Mr. Paterson should resign. “What’s to be served by trying to force him from office now?”

Outside the Yale Club’s rarefied air, however, it was another day of difficult news for the governor.

Mr. Paterson’s communications director, Peter E. Kauffmann, announced his resignation on Thursday, saying that he could not “in good conscience” continue in his job. He has been with the governor for just over a year.

A report issued on Wednesday by the New York State Commission on Public Integrity concluded that Mr. Paterson lied under oath while testifying about his acceptance of free tickets to the first game of the World Series last fall. The report also stated that while Mr. Paterson testified that he always planned to pay for the tickets and had taken a check with him to the game for that purpose, he told Mr. Kauffmann the opposite.

In his testimony, Mr. Kauffmann stated that the governor said he did not have to pay for the tickets because he was attending the game in his official capacity as governor.

what kind of a jackass do you have to be to not even get PETTY GRAFT right?!? shaking down sports teams for tix is like Corruption 101 for small-time outerborough hacks.

Tommy Wiseau's Ass, Can You Hear Me? (Eisbaer), Thursday, 4 March 2010 23:25 (ten years ago) link


to get urs absentee ballot


mookieproof, Thursday, 7 May 2020 17:50 (three weeks ago) link

I think I can write in Lupe Fiasco for the primary

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 May 2020 17:52 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

I know Cuomo is still a goblin, but I can't lie, I love it when it attacks McConnell and Republicans over holding back COVID funding to New York, bringing up that we pay out way more federal money than comes in, year and year out And he reminded that we always fund hurricanes and floods and disasters (rightfully) but now that we need the money, as the hardest hit state, now there's all this bullshit. Glad that someone is actually standing up and fucking saying it.

Nhex, Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:35 (three days ago) link

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