Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tomorrow is another day !!! --- But will it be another BIG DAY FOR LIAM ??? That’s what McCabe, the McCabe Campaign and the McCabe fund raisers are hoping


Liam McCabe is having a bit of  blast at the Salty Dog tomorrow evening  ---  I know, because I received a robo-call from Liam himself telling me so  ---  also part of that robo-call was Liam McCabe's explaining in his own words what he did at Gracie Manson to dramatize the sad plight of some of his Bay Ridge neighbors  ---   Yes, Liam was getting specific about his >>> collect the garbage and bring it to the mayor <<<  demonstration


Liam also got his share of earned media with a major broadcast network's local affiliate CBS 2 New York coverage of his protest of changes in Sanitation Department practices that are leaving perhaps hundreds of NYC citizens without the right to full and complete garbage pickup like most of their neighbors, near and far --- these are rights to routine garbage pckup that they had enjoyed for their whole lives, but which were ended by fiat recently by some faceless bureaucrats in city government



The sudden flurry of earlier comments at the end of the comments thread to my most recent post immediately prior to this one doesn’t come close to telling the full story about Liam McCabe's garbage collecting and delivering antics.   To be sure there was some nitpicking about Liam’s “stunt”;  and to be sure there was some preening about the TV news coverage.   But really, all that was about the issue itself  ---  what the folks were complaining about, the very recent non-collection of garbage on a local terrace mews in Bay Ridge ---  and Liam's demonstration to highlight the issues by personally collecting the garbage at his neighbors homes and then carting it into Manhattan, all the way to to Gracie Mansion as a "gift" to Mayor De Blasio.   

Some say that Liam didn’t do enough or go so far as engage in civil disobedience (puhleez,  we are Republicans,  we leave the real law-breaking to the crass Dems).   Clearly, some people who know news thought that what Liam did as well worthwhile,  it was a good local TV news story to boot  ---  and mind you not a local-local station,  it was a national network-local with a nice low number (See "Garbage Is Piling Up With City’s New Pickup Rules, Bay Ridge Residents Say" Staff Writer(s) [w/ video link to segment about McCabe], 6/19/17,  CBS 2 NY   [http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/06/19/bay-ridge-garbage/]).

However, until now, nobody had mentioned how the McCabe campaign has fully integrated this issue, along with Liam McCabe’s highlighting it with his personal ballsy demonstration immediately into the McCabe of City Council campaign.  Not only that, Liam's robo-call shows that he and his fund raisers have incorporated it into their next fund raising event  ---  the one tomorrow night at the Salty Dog.

In the past, Liam has shown an uncanny ability to parlay his successes  ---  let’s see if his luck holds out through this event at the Salty Dog…..


Friday, June 16, 2017

I smell a rat --- maybe a lot of them --- Kings County Politics article about 77th Street drug treatment center gives all the “CREDIT” to State Senator Golden


>>>  HAS EVERYBODY GONE STARK RAVING MAD  <<< 

   

Since when do we give anybody “credit” for opening drug treatment facilities on residential streets in Bay Ridge  ---  like that sort of thing is a good thing  ! ! !



According to the Kings County Politics article by Kadia Goba,   somehow a troika of Marty Golden,  Khader El-Yateem and Larry Morrish  facilitated or enabled a “drug treatment expert” named Donna Mae Dipola to open “a substance abuse counseling and treatment center” in the heart of Bay Ridge  (See  “Substance Abuse Center Head To El-Yateem: Where’s the money?” by Kadia Goba,  6/14/17,  Kings County Politics/  43rd  District City Council Race   [http://www.kingscountypolitics.com/substance-abuse-center-head-el-yateem-wheres-money/]).  

This article really caught my eye,  because that drug center is located at 408 77th  Street on a block that is near to my heart.   That is a block with which I am very familiar, because my mother owned a house and lived there on and off for many years before she finally sold the house moved to Florida for good.   Also, I had a family doctor that conducted his practice on the very same block.    

THE "KINGS COUNTY POLITICS" ARTICLE SAYS:   >>> GIVE THE CREDIT TO MARTY GOLDEN  <<<

Kadia Goba’s article on the subject of the drug center at 408  77th  Street focused on the issue of funding or the lack of it for Donna Mae Dipola’s drug treatment facility.   According to this article and Donna Mae DiPola,  who is quote on the point,  all credit for the key funding for this drug treatment facility should go to State Senator Martin Golden…..   Oucha-magoucha ! ! !   MARTY GOLDEN IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS  ? ? ?   WHAT THE HECK HAS HAPPENED  TO MY BAY RIDGE ? ? ?

CREDIT !    A DRUG TREATMENT CENTER IN BAY RIDGE ? ? ?   MARTY GOLDEN ?    HAS  EVERYBODY GONE NUTS ?   

Then I thought about it some more.    There seems to be something wrong with this Kings County Politics article.    I think that I am right identifying the initial political troika as Golden, Morrish and El-Yateem…..   However, according to the Kadia Goba-Kings County Politic piece,  Reverend Khader El-Yateem is painted as the villain of the piece;  and with equal measure, Marty Golden is put on a pedestal as a hero.   I’m sorry folks  ---  THAT DOG WON’T HUNT ! ! !

WHO  BENEFITS  ? ? ?

This  story stinks to high heaven as a planted piece.  Now,  who has the juice and the motivation to do that kind of planting job ? 

As far as I’m concerned,   Marty Golden and Khader El-Yateem both come off as villains in this thing…..

Now,  who would unequivocally benefit from this article ? 

YOU TELL ME ! ! !

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

White House is doing a "War Dance" over [among other things] Mueller's appointment of partisan anti-Trump assistants


Has the time come for Trump to dump Special Counsel Mueller ???


Since the appointment of Mueller was engineered by a long-time associate, former FBI Director Comey,  according to Comey's own testimony  ---  the appointment is now suspect  ---  and since Comey also is a likely witness to various matters in the investigation, Mueller's continuing as a "prosecutor" does appear to violate DOJ rules and guidelines


Records indicate that several of the Mueller-selected Special Counsel assistants are partisan anti-Trump donors




According to the "Gateway Pundit"  a well-know and heavily followed  internet website  ---  "Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to President Trump and the first woman to successfully manage a presidential campaign, took to Twitter Tuesday night to call out Special Counsel Robert Mueller for hiring lawyers who gave heavily to Democrats and opposed Trump’s candidacy, writing,  “FEC report: Mueller’s team includes big Democrat donors. Some maxed out, none wanted Trump to be POTUS.”  Mueller was appointed to investigate alleged, so far unproven, ties between the Trump campaign and Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election...."   (See  "WAR? Kellyanne Conway Calls Out Special Counsel Mueller for Hiring Anti-Trump, Democrat Donors"  by Kristin Taylor, 6/14/17,  The Gateway Pundit   [http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/06/war-kellyanne-conway-calls-special-counsel-mueller-hiring-anti-trump-democrat-donors/]).

The Kristin Taylor-Gateway Pundit article also note that   "....  Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, a Republican firebrand, was first to call out Mueller for his hires with a tweet early Monday morning. Gingrich had previously supported Mueller’s appointment but told Sean Hannity Tuesday night he changed his mind after fired FBI Director James Comey said he tried to orchestrate the hiring of a special counsel by leaking confidential memos to the press which resulted in the appointment of longtime Comey friend Mueller. Gingrich wrote, 'Republicans are delusional if they think the special counsel is going to be fair. Look who he is hiring.check fec reports. Time to rethink.'...”

Others have observed that former FBI Director Comey's testimony and his history with Mueller clearly showed a significant closeness between someone that is now intertwined as an actor in the case and the prosecutor  ---  that fact in itself violates DOJ rules and guidelines.

EARLIER REPORTS HAD IT THAT TRUMP WAS CONSIDERING SACKING MUELLER  ---  AND THE WHITE HOUSE WAS VERY SLOW WALKING IT BACK

There have been  many reports that presidential "friend" Chris Ruddy was telling everybody that President Trump was considering firing DOJ Special Counsel  Robert Mueller after a visit to the White House ( See e.g.,  "Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President considering firing Mueller"  by By Saba Hamedy, Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak, 6/13/17,  CNN/  Politics   [http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/politics/ruddy-robert-mueller-white-house/index.html]).

THE LOOK OF A WHITE HOUSE WAR DANCE

With the recent disclosures about the questionable staffing decisions by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and with the even more recent remarks by White House insider  Kellyanne Conway;  it looks like presidential advisers are becoming increasingly and more openly critical of Mueller.  All of the goings-on of the last week at the White House are increasingly taking on the look of a "war dance" in advance of a formal presidential move against the Special Counsel.

IT'S TIME FOR TRUMP TO DUMP MUELLER  ---  AND IN THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT,   COMPLETELY DEEP-SIX ANY FURTHER NOTIONS OF A "SPECIAL COUNSEL"  FOR RUSSIA OR ANY OTHER PURPOSE

In spite of Congressional testimony to the contrary. as reported in the Washington Post  (See  “”Jeff Sessions testifies: Refuses to say whether he spoke to Trump about Comey’s handling of Russia investigation”  by       ---  “.... Earlier Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein appeared before lawmakers on the Senate Appropriations Committee. He responded to questions regarding comments Monday from Christopher Ruddy, the chief executive of Newsmax Media and a friend of Trump, that the president might fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Mueller was recently appointed to lead the investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 election....   Rosenstein said that if the president ordered him to fire Mueller, he would comply only if the request was 'lawful and appropriate.'...    Rosenstein, who has been on the job for six weeks, said only he could fire Mueller and only if he found good cause to do so. He described Mueller as operating independently from the Justice Department in his investigation...."  ---  there is clearly "good cause" to dismiss  this dour-faced clown Mueller.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

First public hostile engagement of the 2017 GOP Primary in the 43rd Council District involves Candidates --- Liam McCabe and John Quaglione --- along with incumbent Republican State Senator Martin Golden


Liam McCabe sinks his teeth into Marty Golden’s ass  ---  and draws John Quaglione’s blood  ---  Doctors and Scientists Mystified*…..  


GOP candidate Liam McCabe’s call for GOP State Senator Marty Golden to apologize for his  “FAT BOY”  remark about Democrat Justin Brannan included  >>>  a call-out aimed at McCabe’s “fellow” GOP candidate John Quaglione, at whose campaign event Golden’s remark was made,  and who also works for Golden

 
Here’s the real “money shot”:   “….   John Quaglione should have been the person to say what I just did but decided to be silent. Look, if you can't speak up when your voice is needed then we have to wonder how you will stand up to Bill de Blasio and the City Council Speaker…..”   

                    --    In Liam McCabe's Statement of 6/12/17 on Facebook 



At about 7:00 PM last evening,  Liam McCabe posted the following statement on his Facebook page at  Liam for City Council”:

Liam for City Council [@ 7:00PM,  6/12/17]
‘Fat Boy’
Spending the last few days campaigning in the district many people want to know how I feel about the off color remark Marty Golden made toward Justin Brannan. To be honest I thought I would have heard more from ANY of my opponents both Democrats and Republicans but there has been silence. I'm shocked no one has said what needed to be said so let me say it.
Marty Golden is a well respected and effective public servant that has worked hard for this community but he owes Justin Brannan for City Council a simple apology.
John Quaglione should have been the person to say what I just did but decided to be silent. Look, if you can't speak up when your voice is needed then we have to wonder how you will stand up to Bill de Blasio and the City Council Speaker.
Justin Brannan, could have let the comment speak for itself but instead was quick to call out Senator Golden and score cheep political points. That to me is the pot calling the kettle black. Especially since Mr. Brannan has thrown around locker room talk himself and has have never apologized for his own insensitivity.
I myself am far from perfect, I have said things I regret and used language I shouldn't have but when I make a mistake I will own up to it and if I need to address an off color remark, I will do it.
That's who I am.”

New plateau reached in 2017 as one candidate for City Council raises an issue with a GOP incumbent State Senator,  and then uses it to go after one of his own Republican intra-party opponents for that council nomination


Like Ceasar,  Liam McCabe has decided that it was his time to cross the Rubicon.  And like the Rome of pre-Christian times, Marty Golden's cabal in Bay Ridge is the nexus of Republican governance in all of Brooklyn.  Make no mistake, Liam's statement means that he intends to be the conquering hero vis a vis the GOP City Council Primary.** 


Oddly, Liam's message appeared on John Q's Facebook space


Whether it was a calculated raid by Liam,  or a quirk of Facebook algorithms,  there is no way that Liam's statement should have been allowed  to appear in any of Q's social media  spaces.

Unless, of course,  JQ saw this as an opportunity  to spring a trap on  his rambunctious adversary;  with a real "Ides of March-Forum Welcome" for anybody with so much ambition.

I guess we'll have to see how that all plays out in due course. 

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* BTW, just kidding about the “Doctors and Scientists…”  part.....   

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**Left inchoate is whether Liam will accept the golden laurel crown as Emperor of the Brooklyn GOP;  and,  more important,  are there enough  [or any]  Republican leaders ready to offer that crown to Liam McCabe,  either in 2017 or the future.