Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Is Capano trying to play Scrooge to "Q" --- Is his "...Bah, humbug !!!" pitch at John Quaglione the real deal --- Or is it something that rates a "...Bah, humbug !!!" back at Bob ???


Capano's jibe went something like this:   "John Boy,  don't you think you owe all the taxpayers Christmas cards ???   You've been getting paid by them your whole adult life...."


Even better,  try this one:   "How can candidates like Quaglione and Brannan,  who can't solve people's real-life problems while working for elected officials,  like Golden  and Gentile,  be expected to do any better as elected officials themselves ???"



John Quaglione seems to have gotten slimed pretty good by Bob Capano at the most recent debate held at Xaverian High School.   As of the time of my writing this post,  nobody has mentioned to me how Mr. Quaglione responded to Capano's provocation,  if at all.

BUT,  IF THE SHOE FITS.....

Basically, when it comes to work experience,  John Quaglione's begins and ends with Marty Golden..... 

Does Quaglione really believe that's enough of a qualification to get elected  ---  does anybody ???

Just askin'.....

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Suddenly some real questions for candidate Mike Grimm --- Like --- How did he manage to toss-off his legal bill so easily ?????


Boy, former Congressman and recently declared congressional candidate MICHAEL GRIMM seems to have a lot of EXTRA MONEY  >>>  apparently just lying around


NY Law Journal article suggests some of the $$$$$ Grimm has put out there since his conviction and sentencing looks like it might not be properly accounted for


For now:   “GRIMM’S MONEY STUFF IS LOOKING STRANGE”  


AND I HAVE TO ASK  ---   ISN'T IT LIKELY THAT THESE HITS WILL JUST KEEP ON COMING ?????

 

An article appearing in the print edition of today’s New York Law Journal opens with this,  “Michael Grimm, who once threatened to throw a reporter off a Capitol Hill balcony, somehow managed to shed a six-figure debt to Squire Patton Boggs….”  (See  This Ex-Congressman Wiped Out Six-Figure Big Law Debt”  by Miriam Rozen,  10/16/17,  New York Law Journal/ On-line  [http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202800552759/This-ExCongressman-Wiped-Out-SixFigure-Big-Law-Debt?mcode=1202617075062&curindex=1&slreturn=20170917105513]).  So it does have the look and sound of a hit piece.

Nonetheless,  this NYLJ piece does shine the light on some things that Mike Grimm needs to address right up front in any attempt to get back into the political arena.   Let’s start with these big questions:   a) How is it that Grimm's $421,000 legal bill has been erased,   but supposedly Grimm has raised less than $5,000  ---  which would require a formal filling;   also where did the money paid into the court as as Grimm’s mandatory “Restitution” come from ?????

As the wag that brought this article to my attention put it,   “Grimm’s money stuff is looking strange…..”

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Did Julianne Cuba Blow Up Jerry Kassar, the Conservative Party in Brooklyn, the Independence Party in Brooklyn and the Dirty Deal that benefited Republican City Council Candidate John Quaglione ?????


COURIER-LIFE’S  10/12/17 “BROOKLYN DAILY” POLITICAL COLUMN “PARTY LINE”  SAYS THAT  “EVERYBODY LIES”  ---  MEANING CONSERVATIVE PARTY KINGS COUNTY CHAIRMAN JERRY KASSAR AND VICE CHAIRPERSON FRAN VELLA-MARRONE ARE LYING   ---  AND EVEN THAT NYS CONSERVATIVE CHAIRMAN MIKE LONG IS MOST LIKELY DISSEMBLING ABOUT THE SKULDUGGERY THAT RESULTED IN JOHN QUAGLIONE’S BEING SUBSTITUTED ONTO THE CONSERVATIVE AND INDEPENDENCE PARTY LINES



According to Julianne Cuba,  Conservative Party Chairman Mike Long says that “…. Brooklyn Conservative Party chairman Gerry Kassar — who didn’t return a request for comment and still denies ever being a part of the scheme — was fully in the know [about the scheme to circumvent the NYS Election Law by substituting John Quaglione as the City Council Candidate for both the Conservative and Independence Parties]….   ‘Gerry was aware of it, he’s naturally aware of it because it was his county that ultimately had to make the switch — I had nothing to do with that part of it, I’m not a delegate,’  [Mike Long] said….   And Capano is now charging that the same party leaders who initiated the deal to swap out Conservative and Independence placeholder candidate John Bruno — which insiders said stank of back-room politics — are trying to silence his campaign by asking him to ‘play dead’ and ‘step aside’ so he won’t take votes away from Quaglione. He pointed to being left out of the Dyker Heights Civic Association forum on Oct. 10….”  (See “Reform Party blows up deal to combine conservative lines” by Julianne Cuba  10/12/17,  Courier-Life/ Brooklyn Daily/ Party Line   [https://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2017/41/pl-party-line-2017-10-13-bk.html]).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Worthy of Note: Bob Capano is barred from the Dyker Heights Civic Association Debate

A Statement from City Council Candidate Bob Capano on His Exclusion From The Dyker Heights Civic Association Debate: 
  
"Although I have been invited to attend every other community City Council debate, including ones sponsored by the Bay Ridge Council on Aging, the Bay Ridge Community Council, the Arab-American Association of New York, and the Bay Ridge Center, I was not asked to participate in the Dyker Heights Civic Association forum.
   
This organization is run by the leaders of the Brooklyn Conservative Party and undoubtedly, they view any public attention that I get as potentially taking away votes from John Quaglione, who recently replaced Mr. Bruno on their ballot line. The Reform Party and I believe the people deserve more choices, not less. It is sad when a community organization puts party politics ahead of allowing their members to hear from all candidates on the ballot on election day."