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 (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

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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

yo that name can't be real

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 20:50 (one year ago) Permalink

that's my district; maybe i should run

mookieproof, Wednesday, 9 August 2017 21:21 (one year ago) Permalink

clean up Albany, mook

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

two weeks pass...

this Percocco trial is some farcical shit

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 February 2018 18:05 (six months 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 (five months ago) Permalink

LOL. Wayne LaPierre just said Andrew Cuomo was a "European-style socialist."

— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) February 22, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:27 (five months ago) Permalink

i'd settle for Vermont-style

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 February 2018 16:48 (five months ago) Permalink

New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, has been taking donations from people he appointed to state-affiliated boards & other positions despite a state order barring the practice https://t.co/kdQjtxoPqy

— Emily Flitter (@FlitterOnFraud) February 24, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 26 February 2018 15:25 (five months ago) Permalink

the best phrase there is that Prince Andy has "quietly reinterpreted" the ethics order.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 16:17 (five months ago) Permalink

Nixon Now, More than Ever

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 16:27 (five months ago) Permalink

noted Stalinist breeding ground...Sex and the City pic.twitter.com/iD0JI2XRHw

— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) March 7, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:35 (five months ago) Permalink

"the activist left brought us all Donald Trump"? lol does anyone believe that horsepiss

Nhex, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:30 (five months ago) Permalink

you'd be surprised

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:32 (five months ago) Permalink

Hi Friend,

The Big Blue Tide is rising. The more Trump acts, the stronger we get. We will take our country back.

SIGN UP HERE TO BE A PART OF OUR EFFORT!

We are targeting every Republican-held Congressional seat in the state this year, with an unprecedented unified, coordinated effort. Victories in New York can help us retake the House - a much needed check on Trump’s extreme agenda in Washington.

And, in the New York State Senate, we are less than 50 days away from D-Day - "Declare Day” - April 24th. On that day, there are two State Senate special elections to fill empty seats, and Democrats will win both. At that point, Democrats will constitute a majority of the State Senate.

Once that happens, the Governor has said that the IDC members must join the Democratic Caucus. If the IDC members do not join the Democratic Caucus and form a majority, the Democratic Party will lead an aggressive primary against every IDC member and assure we have a True Blue State Senate. Unity has to be our goal.

I urge you to join today and be part of our efforts this Spring.

And stay tuned. Our first "Make America, America Again" rally hosted by Governor Cuomo will be in Congressional District 1 in late April. We will announce a time and place soon.

Together, we will win.

Geoff Berman
Executive Director, New York State Democratic Committee

Moo Vaughn, Friday, 9 March 2018 16:24 (five months ago) Permalink

nice

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 9 March 2018 17:12 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm online friends with the head of No IDC. I want to ask her her take on that.

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Friday, 9 March 2018 17:12 (five months ago) Permalink

Cuomo has worked to keep the Dems in the minority in the legislature, what a joker

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 March 2018 17:21 (five months ago) Permalink

the problem isn't the power of the republicans. its the weakness of the democrats

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Friday, 9 March 2018 17:41 (five months ago) Permalink

BREAKING: Former top @NYGovCuomo aide, campaign manager and family friend Joseph #Percoco found GUILTY of three counts in federal corruption trial.

— erica orden (@eorden) March 13, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 16:10 (five months ago) Permalink

well this got ugly in a day

"Despite not having a single segment on Yemen thus far in 2018, MSNBC did manage 143 segments on Stormy Daniels...A story to be sure, but perhaps not one worth 143 more reports than 1000s being bombed with the help of US weapons sales and military support" https://t.co/oZu9FJsLwM

— Adam H. Johnson (@adamjohnsonNYC) March 20, 2018

http://theweek.com/speedreads/762018/cuomo-ally-christine-quinn-calls-cynthia-nixon-unqualified-lesbian

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 20:28 (four months ago) Permalink

aaargh, wrong tweet. meant this:

Christine Quinn is a vice chair of the New York State Democratic Party — which is supposed to remain neutral in a primary. @geoffberman, what say you? https://t.co/tWqGOugUht

— Nomiki Konst 🐴🦄🐴 (@NomikiKonst) March 20, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 20:29 (four months ago) Permalink

um, "yemen" doesn't have big boobs, next

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:27 (four months ago) Permalink

I'm also hearing the #nybudget will include a https://twitter.com/JimmyVielkind/status/978746421477367808.75 fee on ride-hail trips starting and ending in Manhattan below 96th Street, and perhaps a https://twitter.com/JimmyVielkind/status/978746421477367808.50 fee on taxi trips in the same zone. https://t.co/obQpY7i6uq

— Jimmy Vielkind (@JimmyVielkind) March 27, 2018

mookieproof, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:47 (four months ago) Permalink

Basically everyone is expecting budget shortfalls for next year once federal support numbers come in lower, based on the new tax plan, and trying to find ways to propose filling the gaps.

Conic section rebellion 44 (in orbit), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 21:57 (four months ago) Permalink

And congestion pricing is one of the ideas being thrown around. I was in Albany the other day w people who work at other schools in my district, trying to talk to electeds about this stuff, and the people around me disapproved of congestion pricing more than they cared about the budget (because they're all from South Brooklyn where everyone drives everywhere and they mistrust public transit because a) Manhattan is far away from here, and b) dirty, poor, and non-white people take the MTA so obv it's not good enough for this group). Our only local Democratic elected official was caught off guard trying to defend a policy that isn't even HIS to a bunch of ppl who are supposed to be asking questions about schools and education funding. lol/sob

Conic section rebellion 44 (in orbit), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:02 (four months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DaV0OL5UMAAT0BX.jpg:small

nixxxon!

mookieproof, Monday, 9 April 2018 15:05 (four months ago) Permalink

BREAKING: Big unions — SEIU and CWA — quit Working Families Party on eve of now-likely Cynthia Nixon endorsement.

Cuomo pushing for MORE: Wants unions to defund liberal groups backing her.

LOTS of details with @jessemckinley here: https://t.co/MM6ThUen1d

— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) April 13, 2018

nice

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 19:45 (four months ago) Permalink

the WFP announced the Nixon endorsement

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 15 April 2018 07:26 (three months ago) Permalink

It’s wrong that 79 percent of 4-year olds outside of New York City still lack full-day Pre-K. Under the Cuomo budget, at the funding levels he has given, it will take nearly 57 YEARS to fund full-day universal Pre-K in this state. New York is ready for change.

— Cynthia Nixon (@CynthiaNixon) April 17, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 15:48 (three months ago) Permalink

WE LOVE YOU, SHADOW GOVERNOR CYNTHIA NIXON https://t.co/YNTwBMhhQa

— free kellyanne (@DearSplenda) April 18, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:23 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

When you only read the first half of The Power Broker https://t.co/CrtNWhBXhn

— Good Idea Dave (@DaveCoIon) June 14, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 June 2018 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Gov. Cuomo is in Brooklyn right now for another campaign rally - er, government announcement. Got a rousing introduction from Assemblymember Walker. "Is Brooklyn in the house?" Cuomo says, before asking audience if it loves different electeds who are there, then "Do you love me?"

— Ben Max (@TweetBenMax) July 5, 2018

please clap

mookieproof, Thursday, 5 July 2018 17:46 (one month ago) Permalink

I realize state politics is not the hottest topic right now, but the description of the Cuomo admin – widely driven by fear (& in some cases personal profit) & rife with sycophancy – as alleged in these 2 federal corruption trials is worth your attention.https://t.co/hfPW3B0CIZ

— erica orden (@eorden) July 6, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 July 2018 18:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Andy makes his happy-hour move

This small-dollar Cuomo event flagged by @CaseySeiler, on the eve of campaign filing deadline seems a pretty clear effort to have some small donors on his upcoming report https://t.co/f8mXkCfS2q

— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) July 9, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 July 2018 18:27 (one month ago) Permalink

1) Not throwing public money at private businesses
2) Not relying on a convicted felon/lobbyist to be your 'eyes & ears' at a state agency
3) Not accepting campaign donations from contractors and bidders
4) See No. 1 https://t.co/n58vspCzA2

— Bill Hammond (@NYHammond) July 13, 2018

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 14 July 2018 20:44 (one month 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 (four weeks ago) Permalink

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

. . . nice

mookieproof, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 18:04 (four weeks 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 (four weeks 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 (two weeks 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 days ago) Permalink


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