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 (nine 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

also thread title --> morbzissey

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

1 louisiana
2 Illinois
3 new york

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

good job shoehorning in a shit reference tho

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

tough times

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

dude kind of looks ti4rn4n/i know, right?

xpost

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

downloads tax, oh noes

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

Paterson's a really sharp dude

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

two months pass...

how did what just happened happen?

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

two real winners

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

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

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

ugh

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

yeah can someone explain this to me?

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

the fuck happened in albany?

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

what happened are you guys ok

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

Teachout won a ton of upstate counties while losing every borough of NYC

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2014/09/10/liberal-teachout-won-over-democrats-in-new-yorks-conservative-heartland/

son of a lewd monk (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 September 2014 16:50 (three years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

So Cuomo bankrolled this Women's Equality Party solely to drain votes from the WFP and maybe get them off the ballot for good, as far as i can tell. AND THEY STILL ENDORSED HIM! "Please hit me on the head with a 2x4 again, governor." Green Green Green.

http://www.howiehawkins.org/why_howie_hawkins_deserves_your_vote_and_the_wfp_does_not

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Monday, 3 November 2014 12:27 (three years ago) Permalink

He played the "WEP" card well after the endorsement though, and if they withdrew their endorsement or violated the terms of the agreement by appearing unsupportive of Reptile Face, he could retract his commitment to pass the Women's Equality Agenda, the NYS DREAM Act, raise the minimum wage, etc, AND bring the IDC back. The WFP leadership weighed how many people's lives that would change and decided if they could hold him accountable to those commitments it would be worth it.

Basically now that he agreed to all those progressive issues he's trying to break them so they CAN'T hold him accountable, ie having his cake for free and ordering a hit on the baker he ordered it from.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 3 November 2014 16:34 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah I know it was after. Withdrawal of the endorsement would be the honorable way out.

Celeb enthusiasts about the "WEP" are the usual gang of tourists, oh hello Lena Dunham.

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Monday, 3 November 2014 17:25 (three years ago) Permalink

Ugh unfortunately I live right on the edge of Cornegy's council district and while my own city council person is terrible, I'm glad she's just crazy and not "centrist" or whatever Cornegy thinks he is. He's publicly supporting BOTH the WEP **and** Prop 1. Why why why why

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 3 November 2014 17:29 (three years ago) Permalink

If anyone can defend a No vote on ballot proposals 2 and 3, i'm all ears. (All I can detect: legislators won't read electronic bills; the tech money is better spent elsewhere on schools, and only public ones.)

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Monday, 3 November 2014 18:20 (three years ago) Permalink

I think Prop 2 is just a bit of house keeping, something about how the countdown for how long they have to read a proposed bill before it comes to a vote will start from when the email is sent instead of when paper copies are distro'ed. Will prob result in legislators assigning a staffer to print it out for them as soon as the email comes through and that's assuming anyone was reading proposed legislation anyway.

Orson Wellies (in orbit), Monday, 3 November 2014 18:42 (three years ago) Permalink

A frustrated labor union source said that in the end, Cuomo is just being Cuomo.

“The mayor arranged a forced marriage between the base and him,” said the union source, who has helped with the Democratic effort to win the Senate. “This is what happens when you get into an arranged marriage. It doesn’t always work out.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/gov-cuomo-closing-campaign-strategy-left-democrats-scratching-heads-blog-entry-1.1996812

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Monday, 3 November 2014 18:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Fuck Cuomo so much. Gonna protest vote tomorrow.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 04:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Me too. He's been shitting on teachers so goddamn relentlessly. I'm voting Hawkins/Jones.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 14:19 (three years ago) Permalink

I would be delighted if the Greens outpolled the WFP, not sure it's gonna happen.

My state senator is this unopposed asshole

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simcha_Felder

so I wrote in myself.

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 17:17 (three years ago) Permalink

Cuomo's statewide total from last night is currently 52.78%, lol

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:17 (three years ago) Permalink

5% for Hawkins, I guess that's something

Nhex, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Slightly more than Working Families and "Women's Equality Party" combined.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:44 (three years ago) Permalink

since they're both effectively the Dem ticket it's probably not an accurate comparison

Nhex, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:57 (three years ago) Permalink

well State Senate solidly back in Republican hands, they don't even need scumbag "Democrat" Felder anymore.

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:59 (three years ago) Permalink

ie excellent crutch for Cuomo, another WFP negotiating triumph.

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 19:59 (three years ago) Permalink

since they're both effectively the Dem ticket it's probably not an accurate comparison

― Nhex, Wednesday, November 5, 2014 2:57 PM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That's actually why it's marginally meaningful, because Working Families is supposed to be this *insider progressive* party that works with the dems to make sure progressive issues get pushed (or just uses false promises to keep progressives from defecting away from the dems entirely, depending on how you look at it).

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 20:05 (three years ago) Permalink

I mean with Cuomo winning 52-39, it's not of enormous significance, but in a closer D-R race, the number of progressives who vote for the dem on the Working Families line vs vote for a third party candidate could make the difference.

my jaw left (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 5 November 2014 20:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Cuomo's raw vote total is the lowest for a NY gov winner since FDR in 1930. (When we had a lot less people, if more voters.)

things lose meaning over time (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 November 2014 16:04 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Wayne Barrett, who wrote fine muckraking columns for the Voice when it was a newspaper, on Dean Skelos et al:

With all the focus on Shelly Silver and his Assembly apparatchiks, let’s not forget New York’s state Senate, where four of the last five majority leaders have been indicted and the fifth, Dean Skelos, is reportedly under investigation....

The swamp is so deeply bi-partisan that Democrat (Malcolm) Smith was bribing Republican county leaders to get the Republican line, Democrat (Pedro) Espada was initially installed as leader by Republicans, and (Joe) Bruno, who claimed years ago that Silver’s outside income inspired his own consulting career, just derided Silver’s prosecutors as “out of control.”

...It is comforting to note that local comedian Al Sharpton hosted new speaker Heastie at his National Action Network over the weekend and declared that any attempt to change the three-men-in-a-room nirvana in Albany would now be seen as racist. Along with a prayer blessing for Heastie, Sharpton issued a threat: “If you mess with Carl, you’re messing with us.”

“Don’t talk about breaking up the trio now. We just got into the trio,” Sharpton said, forgetting that Smith, Sampson and ex-governor David Paterson were recently part of the three, actually outnumbering white men at one point. It’s hard to believe Sharpton might’ve forgotten Paterson, Smith and (John) Sampson, since all were involved with him in the Aqueduct scandal, with Sharpton collecting $100,000 in NAN contributions from bidders on the $3 billion, 30-year racino contract, the richest in state history.

We haven’t heard from the Greeks yet about what they will do if they lose their man in the room, Dean Skelos, the state senator from Rockville Centre in Long Island who succeeded Bruno. Hemlock is always an option. Jonathan Dienst, the Emmy-Award winning WNBC reporter who broke the Skelos story, says Bharara is investigating the majority leader’s ties to the real estate industry....

http://cityandstateny.com/2/politics/new-york-state-articles/new-york-state-senate/the-dean-of-the-senate.html#.VN4gPPnF9yy

touch of a love-starved cobra (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 February 2015 16:11 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
one month passes...

deBlasio unloads on Cuomo! (and all the right people are appalled, it seems)

http://gothamist.com/2015/06/30/mayor_de_blasio_is_sick_tired_of_go.php

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 July 2015 19:13 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

kinda wish Silver trial was on TV

along w/ $50 M in de facto bribes, yesterday's testimony covered "gifts of handmade matzo"

skateboards are the new combover (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 November 2015 19:02 (two years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
four months pass...

right up there with not thinking abt Ted Cruz having affairs...

http://gawker.com/feds-former-state-assembly-speaker-sheldon-silver-had-1771176455

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Friday, 15 April 2016 19:25 (one year ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Josh Dawsey ‏@jdawsey1
De Blasio encourages media to look into "fascinating interconnections" and the "cast of characters" around Cuomo and state ethics agency.

@DougHenwood
oh this is a prime spectator sport

we can be heroes just for about 3.6 seconds (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 May 2016 17:30 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

a path to victory, but with a catch

salthigh, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:24 (one year ago) Permalink

certainly fits the "unresponsive" part of the thread title

the last famous person you were surprised to discover was actually (man alive), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 16:34 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

to put further emphasis on Andy's game

http://theslot.jezebel.com/andrew-cuomo-is-a-fucking-snake-1790712955

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 January 2017 20:52 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Biggus Dickus: Prince Andy saves plastic bags in NYC

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/n-y-lawmakers-urge-cuomo-compromise-disposable-bag-fee-article-1.2972351

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 February 2017 01:59 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

@ZackFinkNews
Sources say 421a proposal being discussed by State Leaders includes money for certain Brooklyn neighborhoods as gift to @NYSenatorFelder

https://www.citylab.com/housing/2017/03/can-andrew-cuomo-really-deliver-on-his-housing-promises/521076/

Simcha Felder, such a shit

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 30 March 2017 21:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C8l_mOIXoAE_Pqf.jpg:small

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 April 2017 20:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

NY constitutional convention on the ballot this fall.

http://gothamist.com/2017/06/06/ny_constitutional_convention.php

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 June 2017 16:16 (eight months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

about the only thing i am looking forward to in 2020 is voting against this schmuck in the democratic primary https://t.co/76KTXrg94v

— Max Read (@max_read) June 22, 2017

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Friday, 23 June 2017 08:10 (seven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Shelly Silver's conviction is vacated

I think we can all agree what America needs most now is a narrow definition of what legally constitutes corruption pic.twitter.com/ilDS5xcBx5

— David Klion (@DavidKlion) July 13, 2017

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 July 2017 16:36 (seven months ago) Permalink

Every year it gets harder to understand why Spitzer resigned

— slackbot (@pareene) July 21, 2017

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 July 2017 17:33 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

yo that name can't be real

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 20:50 (six months ago) Permalink

that's my district; maybe i should run

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 21:21 (six months ago) Permalink

clean up Albany, mook

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 August 2017 21:27 (six months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

good thread

Andrew Cuomo has now officially decided not to call special elections in time for newly elected Senators (likely Democrats) to be part of the 2018 budget.

That means he has chosen to maintain a Republican veto over all New York legislation. 1/

— Zephyr Teachout (@ZephyrTeachout) January 22, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 January 2018 18:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

this Percocco trial is some farcical shit

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 February 2018 18:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Last night @NYGovCuomo did two interviews, one on @CNN the other with @MSNBC. The Governor’s team released a transcript of CNN interview but NOT the one on MSNBC. Perhaps because @AriMelber asked him about Joe Percoco at about :56 here: https://t.co/R1FNKVp9sn

— Zack Fink (@ZackFinkNews) February 16, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 February 2018 21:40 (four days ago) Permalink


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