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

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Feel free to discuss our next female celebrity senator, Gov Paterson's bootlicking of the rich, satanic crook Joe Bruno's career "change" to lobbyist, etc.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 15:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

WA may not be as corrupt, but it's probably far more unresponsive than NY.

I hear from ex non west coasters all the time "corrupt governors get shit done"

Gino-Vanellyville (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

also thread title --> morbzissey

Gino-Vanellyville (Mackro Mackro), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

1 louisiana
2 Illinois
3 new york

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah, we've all seen the post-Blago convicted officials per capita charts. It's a rhetorical question.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://www.danielsquadron.org/images/Front-Page-Portrait.jpg

btw i sort of know this 27 y/o guy who just got elected to the state senate from downtown brooklyn and lower manhattan

ice cr?m, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

Feel free to discuss our next female celebrity senator, Gov Paterson's bootlicking of the rich, satanic crook Joe Bruno's career "change" to lobbyist, etc.

or not

very very serious (gabbneb), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

good job shoehorning in a shit reference tho

very very serious (gabbneb), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'd "stfu" but as you've sunk to incoherent babbling, let me see if I have a quarter.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

tough times

very very serious (gabbneb), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 16:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

dude kind of looks ti4rn4n/i know, right?

xpost

lyndonna larouge (donna rouge), Tuesday, 16 December 2008 18:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

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) Permalink

downloads tax, oh noes

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

Paterson's a really sharp dude

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

"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) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

uh o fite

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

lol politics

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

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

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

Nydia Velazquez woulda been fine.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

yah or ME

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

too many incriminating photos

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

i will just sell myself as the first facebook generation politician

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

(Yes, too little too late, etc.)

Ned Raggett, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

lol epic scumbag

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

such a gangster

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 18:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

tbf she prob didnt write that

ice cr?m, Friday, 23 January 2009 19:23 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

^^^^
otm.

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

how does NRA rate Zellweger?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 21:16 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

peace out rockefeller drug laws

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

two months pass...

how did what just happened happen?

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 12:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

two real winners

Reggiano Jackson (gabbneb), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 13:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Reggiano Jackson (gabbneb), Tuesday, 9 June 2009 13:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

ugh

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

i thought nj state politics were retarded

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

yeah can someone explain this to me?

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

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

the fuck happened in albany?

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

what happened are you guys ok

s1ocki, Tuesday, 9 June 2009 17:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

The defining feature of every oafish thing Andrew Cuomo ever says is that he seems to have genuinely never thought about what you might say to an ordinary person to convince them you should have the job of being governor

— Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) July 14, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 July 2018 11:55 (six months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DiU0K03UwAAjo6y.jpg:small

. . . nice

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:04 (six months ago) Permalink

re-convicted! NYT:

Dean G. Skelos, once one of the most powerful political figures in New York State, was found guilty of bribery, extortion and conspiracy on Tuesday, marking the fourth time in five months that a major federal case targeting corruption in Albany has ended in a conviction.

The jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan deliberated for three days before finding Mr. Skelos and his son, Adam, guilty; prosecutors said the elder Mr. Skelos, the former leader of the State Senate’s Republican majority, had wielded his political clout to pressure business executives to send his son around $300,000 for a patchwork of no-show or low-show jobs.

Both Mr. Skelos and his son were convicted on those charges in 2015, but their convictions were overturned last year after the Supreme Court limited the definition of public corruption.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 23:09 (six months ago) Permalink

'Best' part of this is that when an over-the-limit corporate donor is revealed, campaign says it was actually an LLC of same name, so no violation. State campaign finance laws are an incredible joke. https://t.co/UA7m0oJhx3

— Ben Max (@TweetBenMax) July 30, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 July 2018 20:11 (five months ago) Permalink

Pareene: the Prince vs the press

Spectrum News is one of the largest strictly local news outlets in the state, and its coverage of Albany in particular is vital and important. It is the primary place where millions of New Yorkers learn what is happening in the notoriously corrupt and opaque statehouse (it's worth noting that Spectrum's NY1 has scheduled a Democratic gubernatorial primary debate this month, which Cuomo has not committed to attending despite his apparent promise in May to debate progressive challenger Cynthia Nixon). Andrew Cuomo is threatening to blow it up, either because he doesn't care about the collateral damage of his war against Charter, or because blowing it up is the point of that war. In Spectrum's newsrooms, many journalists believe it's the latter.

https://www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-talks-about-a-war-on-the-press-andrew-cuomo-is-waging-one

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 August 2018 16:48 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm all about making memes today
https://i.imgflip.com/2g117k.jpg

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 17 August 2018 03:20 (five months ago) Permalink

Zephyr Teachout for NY AG

On Monday, I asked Tish James about the AG's office and state corruption, and this was her answer https://t.co/hjysqfD1Zz pic.twitter.com/H1Lv4rFJe5

— Christopher Robbins (@ChristRobbins) August 22, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 18:44 (four months ago) Permalink

probably could have posted in the democratic party and/or queens threads but it's remarkable how much worse this gets with every paragraph

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Sunday, 26 August 2018 00:28 (four months ago) Permalink

As a Jew in August, I have to say: I'm with Cuomo on this one. https://t.co/WTN4oBQtjm

— corey robin (@CoreyRobin) August 28, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 August 2018 15:33 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm glad she directly called him a liar a couple times. Might've been to Nixon's advantage to interrupt a little bit less, don't want to seem like "a pushy woman."

Cuomo being obsessed with proving that Nixon was "a corporation" bigger than the Koch Brothers was a weird tactic.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 30 August 2018 01:39 (four months ago) Permalink

In fact, the MTA has not been declining for decades. For much of the first 10 years of the 2000s it was improving and rapidly. There's something that happened in New York in 2010 that started the decline. If only I could put my finger on it.

— Second Ave. Sagas (@2AvSagas) August 29, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 30 August 2018 01:57 (four months ago) Permalink

lol

Dan S, Thursday, 30 August 2018 02:03 (four months ago) Permalink

he's keith hernandez!

https://deadspin.com/ny-state-senate-candidate-julia-salazar-was-once-involv-1828859119

mookieproof, Thursday, 6 September 2018 20:30 (four months ago) Permalink

LETTER from state to contractor: “The authority will not hold T.Z.C. responsible for any traffic incidents(s) or damage to the work that results from shifting traffic on the bridge while all elements are not fully complete as permitted by this letter.” https://t.co/IdnEJJ99Z5

— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) September 11, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 September 2018 14:16 (four months ago) Permalink

You know it's almost as if New York voting laws are designed to depress turnout and hand elections to shitty incumbents https://t.co/Z0kviouYM9

— Katie McDonough (@kmcdonovgh) September 12, 2018

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 16:04 (four months ago) Permalink

Evergreen tweet

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 12 September 2018 16:32 (four months ago) Permalink

‼️‼️‼️New Yorkers & all NYCHA residents its time to get JUSTICE, VOTE Thur. Sept. 13 for Gov. Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Hochul & Tish James. They know how to work for the people to make NY even GREATER. Spread the word. See you at the Polls‼️‼️‼️

— QUEEN (@NICKIMINAJ) September 12, 2018

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:57 (four months ago) Permalink

can i shamefully admit here i'm a bit torn about the Cuomo vs. Nixon primary

Nhex, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 22:45 (four months ago) Permalink

I don't have a vote and I don't think Nixon will win, but I think she is worth voting for

Dan S, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 23:16 (four months ago) Permalink

same

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 September 2018 23:19 (four months ago) Permalink

"experience"

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/nyregion/cuomo-anti-semitism-nixon-flier.html

Nhex, Prince Andy has actively assisted in keeping the legislature from going Dem (if that helps)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:33 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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

faculty w1fe (silby), Thursday, 13 September 2018 18:41 (four months ago) Permalink

rollin' with the cuomies

how's life, Friday, 14 September 2018 16:27 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

Whose deck chairs, exactly

faculty w1fe (silby), Friday, 14 September 2018 19:10 (four months ago) Permalink

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

mookieproof, Friday, 14 September 2018 19:11 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (four months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

^three-term whore

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

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 (two months ago) Permalink

I’m doing yes no no

chinavision!, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 13:46 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (two months ago) Permalink

went at a bad time, but that was chaotically busy

mookieproof, Tuesday, 6 November 2018 15:25 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (two months ago) Permalink

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 (one week ago) Permalink

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 (four days ago) Permalink


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