Wednesday, September 28, 2016

New campaign benchmark reached >>> Capano CAMPAIGN WEBSITE is ready for launch


Thanks to a secret link that had been given-out to some local newspapers and bloggers, it can now be said that Bob Capano's website is all set; it looks good;  and it’s ready-to-go..... Seeing and trying is believing.....

The headline banner to the site is quite attractive and proclaims,   “Bob Capano – City Council” – “New Leadership”…..  Admittedly, the photo of Bob Capano is sort of ordinary  ---  but Bob promises lots more pictures very soon....

However, the real news here is that Bob Capano’s  site is so user friendly and easy to navigate.  There are multiple paths to all of the major categories on the site,  and some of the most prominent of those links are interactive. 

The interactive links are currently to Capano’s  Facebook site,  to a “Sign the Petition” site and a “Get Involved” sign-up link that contains several sub-categories, including a comments section.   >>>   [ Bob Capano has also informed me that the site can also be expanded to include specific categories, like a separate fund-raising link compliant with the City-wide “Matching Funds”  program, whether or not  the Capano Campaign decides it will go after matching funds.…]

PS --- As an interesting side note,  Bob Capano’s new website is done by same company,   “Electoral media,”    that did websites for Brooklyn  & SI GOP Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis,  SI & Brooklyn GOP Congressman Dan Donovan, the Queens County GOP and others.....

Next, let’s compare the campaign websites of the other people mentioned as possible GOP "CANDIDATES”  for the 43rd Council District.....   Wait a minute !!!  THERE AREN’T ANY.....

Monday, September 26, 2016

Bob Capano takes another step forward --- launches new “Public Figure” site on Facebook

Capano’s  >>> “Bob Capano -- NEW LEADERSHIP” <<<  banner tells many stories in just four words 

N.B.:   Capano's banner doesn’t mention  the "43rd Council District" or the "New York City Council" ---  Remember what I said about “Magic Words”…..  “Bob Capano -- NEW LEADERSHIP” are some of those "Magic Words" 

Check out Bob Capano’s new “Public Figure” Facebook page [].   Once again, the only candidate openly campaigning for the Brooklyn City Council seat now held by Vinny Gentile shows that he’s way ahead of the competition. 

Now it can be told that  ---  “Bob Capano --  NEW LEADERSHIP” is a thoughtful and value-laden graphic banner, which proclaims Robert Capano is the new sheriff on the block for the Brooklyn GOP.    

That means Bob Capano is more than willing to go directly up against any and all pretenders to leadership inside the Brooklyn GOP  ---   and, yes, that does mean a guy, like Ted Ghorra, who’s going around saying he’s the Brooklyn GOP “leader”  even though the judge on his case said he isn’t.  >>> (Note, the last and only properly selected Brooklyn GOP County Leader still standing, Craig Eaton, has been seen and heard "everywhere" supporting Bob Capano) <<<

Capano’s also saying that he’s willing to take on all challengers  ---  from the lowliest Marty Golden or Dan Donovan staffer, up to and including, those headline-hogging office-holders themselves.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Did Marty Golden’s early release of information to the press about FBI activity in Brooklyn endanger fellow New Yorkers and compromise national security ???

The RECORD clearly indicates that word about the FBI “traffic stop” in Brooklyn of several persons of interest connected to this past weekend’s Chelsea bombing, a nearby unexploded pressure-cooker, and related New Jersey pipe-bombings and unexploded pipe-bombs was LEAKED to the press by Bay Ridge Republican State Senator Martin Golden 

One of Golden’s critics inside the Brooklyn GOP indicated that they had received several calls from Golden’s constituents complaining that the leak from the Brooklyn State Senator was irresponsible and very likely compromised FBI and police efforts to completely round up all of the possible evil doers connected to the Metropolitan Area terror bombings  

According to the NY Post ---  FBI agents arrested five men who may be connected to Saturday’s bombing in Chelsea after stopping their car in Brooklyn, sources said….   The men were heading over the Verrazano Bridge from Staten Island when they were stopped Sunday night….  Sources said the FBI suspected the men may have had a role in the bombing and were questioning them at the FBI headquarters in Manhattan….  It is believed the men, who live in New Jersey, were heading to the airport when they were busted….”  (SeeFBI detains 5 in connection to Chelsea bombing” by Larry Celona, 9/18/16 [11:09 PM]  NY Post/ Metro []).  Following the material quoted above, the NY Post contained an illustration of  a Facebook post, which they had received from New York State Senator Martin Golden. 

A later story in the NY Daily News specifically named the Brooklyn State Senator as the source of the information in its coverage of the FBI's Belt Parkway "traffic stop," as follows:  “….   An Instagram account for New York State Sen. Marty Golden, citing the NYPD, said the FBI nabbed several individuals “with a possible connection to the bombing” on the Belt Parkway near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Brooklyn at around 9:30 p.m….” (See “FBI detains five people near Verrazano Bridge in possible connection to Chelsea bombing after pipe bomb cache find in New Jersey” by  Rocco Parascandola, Nicole Hensley, Andy Mai & Leonard Greene 9/19/16 [9:00 AM],  NY Daily News   []).


A quick look at Marty Golden’s own Facebook page discloses that he posted the information shown in the Post and Daily News articles no later than 10:20 PM on September 18th  (See  Marty Golden’s Facebook posting of 9/18/16  []).   That would be less than an hour after the time of the FBI “traffic stop” as reported in the NY Daily News.


A leading Brooklyn GOP activists called me and asked if I would let people know that there have been some complaints that Marty Golden’s big mouth and desire to curry favor with some members of the city-wide press jeopardized other New Yorkers and possibly  even national security by alerting the main perpetrator, causing him  to flee his Elizabeth NJ neighborhood at around midnight ---  or shortly after the Golden leak had been made public by the media (even though the principal suspect was luckily found in Linden, NJ early the next day and arrested after a shoot-out with local police). 

If there were any other perps, or connected Islamist radicals, they are off into the wind; all thanks to Marty's loose lips and itchy fingers.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Capano and most of the rest of the 2017 43rd Council District Candidates work Monday's CB-10 meeting

One Republican and several Democrat candidates were in attendance  ---  Folks like:  Bob Capano, Justin Brannan Kevin Peter Carroll and Peter Abbate

McCabe and Quaglione were AWOL  ---  giving more of an indication that they aren’t running 

Virtually all of those mentioned as candidates for the 2017 race for the 43rd City Council District were at the Community Planning Board 10 meeting on Monday evening.
That means Liam McCabe and John Quaglione have most likely taken themselves out of the running,  because they were notorious by their absence. 
As has often been the case at recent gatherings,  Bob Capano was accompanied by former Brooklyn GOP County Chairman Craig Eaton.   They worked the room in tandem;  and, to all outward appearances, they were greeted in a friendly manner by most of the Bay Ridge activists in attendance, many of whom engaged them in lengthy conversations about politics and upcoming races. 
The whole panoply of those mentioned as likely 2017 Democratic Party candidates for the 43rd Council seat were there as well  ---  including Justin Brannan, Kevin Peter Carroll and Peter Abbate. 
One does have to wonder if McCabe’s and Quaglione’s bosses have given them the order to “STAND DOWN”  from any moves toward the 2017 nomination for the Council seat for Bay Ridge and the neighboring communities.

Friday, September 16, 2016


Trump says Obama was born in the U.S.A >>> “PERIOD”  ---  But before that Trump said Hillary started the whole birther story and that he ended it…..

Hillary says Trump was the country’s top birther for five years.....

MSM immediately declares that Trump is wrong and Hillary is right --- And that’s all there is to it

NOT SO FAST !!! --- Says the right wing media

The main stream news coverage of the Trump “birther” announcement is, as usual, despicable and shows who’s really in the basket of deplorables in our society.

For example, this afternoon, “The Wall Street Journal” reported that ---
  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for the first time conceded that President Barack Obama was born in the U.S., standing down from years of false accusations about Mr. Obama that made the businessman the central figure in the discredited “birther” movement….   “President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again,” Mr. Trump said at his newly opened hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue….  Mr. Trump’s statement marks an attempt to put to rest a conspiracy theory he fanned for years, though he again falsely assigned blame on Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for the incorrect suggestion that Hawaii-born Mr. Obama was born overseas….   There is no evidence that Mrs. Clinton or her 2008 campaign launched the birther movement, an assertion Mr. Trump and his supporters have long claimed is true. Mr. Trump didn’t take questions from the reporters he gathered to the event. He flashed two thumbs-up as he left the hotel ballroom….” (See “Donald Trump Says Barack Obama Was Born in U.S. After Years of Sowing Doubt --  GOP candidate also raises discredited theory that Hillary Clinton started ‘birther movement’” by Michael C. Bender & Reid J.Epstein, The Wall Street Journal []).   ---  So many lies in so few words…..


The Conservative oriented media didn’t stay silent long.  By mid -afternoon,  the top two links on the Drudge Report homepage were the following:   “Hillary Campaign Manager Admits 2008 Birther Link...” and  “Journalist Says Blumenthal ‘Spread Rumor to Him’…” (See Drudge Report,  9/16/16 []).   Those two links were to two articles posted earlier today one by Breitbart News ( See “Hillary Clinton Campaign Manager Admits 2008 Birther Link”  by Joel B. Pollack, 9/16/16, Breitbart News/ Big Government [];  and  the other from Mediaite ( See “Journalist Says That Clinton Ally Blumenthal Once ‘Spread the Birther Rumor to Me’ by Josh Feldman,  9/16/16,  Mediaite.  [])Many other right-wing outlets on the internet and/or the blogosphere  followed suit.

It doesn’t look like the “He said – She said” meme vis a vis  the birth and fostering of “birtherism” will end any time soon.

Monday, September 12, 2016

How would it look if the first woman nominated to run for POTUS by a national party had to withdraw .>>> because of a case of the vapors <<< --- Or anything else for that matter ???

First she said it was “sexism” ---  then it was “nothing” --- then it was “allergies”--- then it was “pneumonia caused by.allergies”  ---  What they all had in common were that they involved questions about HRC’s fitness serve because of issues about her health 

If Hillary has to quit because of any kind of health condition, or anything else ---  it would be UNPRECEDENTED   ---  AND it would be >>> BAD, BAD, BAD <<< for AMERICAN WOMEN


According to the Daily News,  “If Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump get too sick to campaign, we’re in for a last-minute mess….  Clinton’s health scare on Sunday — and her campaign’s shady disclosure that she is battling pneumonia — raised questions about her White House fitness, with less than 60 days before the election….”  ( See “Here’s what happens if Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump drop out of the campaign for health problems” by Jason Silverstein, 9/12/16, NY Daily News/ Politics. []).

The DN article goes on to ask this straightforward question:  “….  [W]hat happens if the nominees get too sick to keep fighting for the White House?...  Diagnosis: confusion….  The Constitution — which established the terms for the presidency and the vice presidency — doesn’t specify what should happen if the nominees need a health leave….  The closest answer, then, lies with the respective political parties — both of which have their own rules for picking a replacement….”

The next paragraph was the only important part in the whole piece by Jason Silverstein,  “….  If Clinton cannot campaign and drops out, the Democratic National Committee has to fill her spot, according to its charter. The party would hold a special meeting, with officials getting one vote each. Whoever wins the majority wins the nomination….”  ---  IT WAS THE WHOLE REASON FOR THE ARTICLE AND THERE’S THE RUB….

Anything that causes Hillary Clinton to drop out this race would be more disruptive to the process, as a whole, than allowing her continue through to election day.  ---   The News’ writer pretty much acknowledged that with this observation: “….  Even with these rules on the books, though, the process remains speculative, because it has never been necessary….”

---  As important as that might be, it’s far more important for American women that HRC’s run for president go through to its proper conclusion  ---  a vote in the national election on Election Day.  ---…  Whether one believes the gender card can trump any of the other cards or not,  many Americans are invested in Hillary Clinton’s run for the presidency, because she is the first female candidate for President of the United States that has won a major party nomination.   If that doesn’t result in a vote for or against that woman, it will be a complete MISCARRIAGE. Furthermore, it would be completely unprecedented in the annals of major party nominees.  ---  Those two factors should make the merest consideration of the possibility  ---  an outrage.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Bob Capano Again Reacts to Local Islamist Activist


Bob Capano’s press release notes that Linda Sarsour and her ally formerly n the NYC Council, Assembly Member Charles Barron, strongly oppose a City Council resolution condemning anti-Israel  boycotts  ---  but instead both support the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement that specifically targets Israel


What follows is  Mr. Capano’s latest release about Ms. Sarsour:



SEPTEMER 9, 2016
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{Brooklyn, NY} – Bob Capano, a staunch supporter of the NYPD and the leading Republican City Council candidate for Brooklyn's 43rd district (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst) race next year, condemned Linda Sarsour, his potential Democratic opponent, for her defense of a raucous protest at City Hall that saw cops remove demonstrators and delayed a City Council Contracts committee meeting for over an hour.

Linda Sarsour, who has been widely rumored to be seeking to replace term-limited Councilman Vincent Gentile next year, defended the protest in published reports and on twitter. One publication said the demonstration against a City Council resolution condemning boycotts against Israel had a "militant tone."  The resolution opposes "all efforts to delegitimize the state of Israel and the global movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction the people of Israel."  Ms. Sarsour strongly opposes the City Council resolution and supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Assemblyman Charles Barron also spoke against the resolution.

Capano, who has been the most outspoken local critic of Sarsour, including leading a call to have her removed from Brooklyn Community Board 10 last year stated, "Once again, Linda Sarsour demonstrated why she is radical and wrong to serve as a member of the City Council. She is part of the racist radical left along with her comrade and former Black Panther, Assemblyman Charles Barron. You do not get your view points across by shutting down a democratic institution. This latest incident is just a continuation of her long record of extreme rhetoric and actions." Protesters chanted "Zionism is racism" as they were ushered out by police.

Capano also noted that Sarsour, a well-known pro-Palestinian activist and Executive Director of the Arab-American Association of New York, participated in an anti-police protest outside of Gracie Mansion on December 3, 2015 where she was arrested. Video from the protest shows one of the participants yelling in the face of a police officer "Nobody looks at you like a hero, just a racist". It also shows Sarsour and others chanting about "the violence of racist police."

Capano, who was the District Director to former Republican Congressman Bob Turner (Brooklyn-Queens), condemned the NYC Fiscal Year 2017 Expense Budget allocation of at least $23,750 to the Arab-American Association. He said, "It is outrageous that taxpayer money is being used to fund an organization whose Executive Director supports halting government meetings through protests, encourages violence, does not condemn terrorist attacks against Israel, and views our police as racist."

Last October, Sarsour posted on her twitter account a photo of a Palestinian boy preparing to throw a rock at Israeli soldiers and called it “The definition of courage". When Democratic Queens Councilman Rory Lancman condemned Sarsour’s comments that same day by stating, “Attacking Jews at their homes, schools, supermarkets, cafes, buses, roads, synagogues and Seder tables is barbarous, and enlisting children to commit those acts is even more so,” Sarsour responded by stating, “The Zionist trolls are out to play. You will never silence me." 

Our mailing address is:
Bob for Brooklyn
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Friday, September 9, 2016

Who is Hillary’s Mysterious “Body Man” – He keeps popping-up and does all kinds of things when she’s having physical or other problems ???

The Wa-Po in an offhand comment identified him as “…Secret Service Assistant Special Agent in Charge Todd Madison…” ---  However, The World Net Daily has noted that neither the Clinton Campaign nor the U.S. Secret Service has confirmed that identification.

What we do know is ---  he’s a portly bearish sort of black man that pushes Secret Service men aside, man-handles the Democratic presidential candidate, carries what might well be a “'Diazepam pen,” and at least once,  he even gave HRC a little hug and whispered into her ear to comfort her when she seemed dazed and confused by demonstrators 

A recent post appeared on 'The Gateway Pundit” blog; and it noted that at a rally in early August, when Hillary Clinton was interrupted by animal rights activists, men in suits, presumably Secret Service agents, rushed onto the stage.  One of them came up next to HRC, put his hand on her shoulder and said,  “You're OK. Keep talking. You handled it, we're not going anywhere….”  (See  “Wow! Hillary’s Mysterious Handler Pops Up on Plane During Coughing Fit” by Jim Hoft, 9/6/16, The Gateway Pundit []).

Jim Hoft’s GP article went on to note that when the microphone picked up the pep talk, it gave some observers a “…new insight into Clinton's relationship with the outfit (the Secret Service) sworn to protect her….”   However, at the same time, certain conservative commentators began to question what that particular man's role with the campaign really was,  insisting that he was NOT a Secret Service agent. 

Other conservative were even more specific in their observations about the “Mystery Man.”  ---  “Is he part of her campaign staff? Possibly a Secret Service agent? Maybe he’s some sort of emergency medical technician. Whoever he is, his identity is a bit of a mystery to the media….  And about the only thing for sure is that he’s conducted himself as some sort of a cross between her personal bodyguard, stand-by medic, body servant and campaign honcho…  when Clinton was somewhat taken aback by a heckler at a campaign rally, the mystery man rushed to her side and reassuringly kept patting her on the back. He was then heard on the mic as telling her “Just keep talking, you’re OK. You can handle it.”…  That obviously scratches him being a Secret Service agent. As anyone who understands even the most basic of security procedures, the Secret Service would never tell a protectee to carry on with a campaign speech in the middle of a potentially dangerous situation….  But then something very curious happens. The mystery handler physically moves two Secret Service agents off stage when it becomes obvious that it’s just a heckler in the crowd….  That prompts me to ask the rhetorical question, who in the world has that kind of power to shove two Secret Service agents around? Interesting, indeed….”  (See “Hillary’s ‘mystery man’ raises eyebrows” by TK Whiteman. 9/7/16, The Conservative Firing Line/  Elections  []). 

Whiteman’s article then goes on to quote a small portion from a very detailed article in another conservative internet magazine, the “American Thinker,” as follows [in part]:  “…  there are a number of photos popping up on social media showing the mysterious handler assisting Clinton;…  Walk[ing] up just a few stair steps [with HRC]….  Being at {HRC’s} her beckon call when the reporters were too much for her on Hill Force One….  At her side carrying what has been assumed to be an auto-injector pen filed with Diazepam….  So who is our man of mystery, and what is he doing rushing to her aid when she coughs….” (See  “Hillary’s mysterious handler ‘badge man’ pops up on campaign plane after coughing fit” by Thomas Lifson, 9/7/16, American Thinker  []).

The matter has even made it the cable news.   On Wednesday, radio talk-show host Tammy Bruce made an appearance on “Varney & Co.” on Fox News.  At that time, she talked about Hillary Clinton’s “mystery man” thus:  “He actually moves other Secret Service agents off the stage….  We have not been informed who he is so we have to guess, in some way, who he is. But he seems to be playing a very personal role. He appears when she seems to be in trouble, either with the coughing or with some health issue or [another time to help when she seemed to freeze] in her own personal reaction to what was a heckler … It’s troubling because you’ve got a man who is also doing something that the Secret Service wouldn’t do. He’s very physical with her. He touches her. He has his arm around her. … It’s a legitimate question. Her health is legitimate….” (See “Who is Hillary Clinton’s ‘Mystery Man’.” Panel “Varney & Co.”,  9/7/16,  Fox Business News []). 


Pushback from the Clinton campaign was fast and furious.  According to a report in the Daily Mail ---  “Hillary Clinton's ‘mysterious handler' who pops up from time to time on the campaign trail is a Secret Service agent, her campaign says, and rumors that suggest otherwise are 'despicable.’[quoting a 9/6/16 Brien Fallon Tweet]…[in an earlier tweet of 8/16/16, another of Clinton's communications directors tried to debunk conspiracy theories, tweeting] “That is a US Secret Service agent with a pen. Normal writing pen,' she wrote…. [In addition, a] spokeswoman for the Secret Service confirmed that the man was part of Clinton's security detail in an email to CNN that said, 'The item in the Detail Leader's hand is a flashlight.'…”  (See “Clinton camp says Hillary's mysterious 'handler' is a Secret Service agent” by Francesca Chambers, 9/7/16, Daily Mail/ News []). 

It’s very interesting that also on September 8th, there was a Washington Post article obviously intended to debunk all of the right wing HRC health issue speculation (See “Armed with junk science and old photos, critics question #HillarysHealth” by David Weigel, 9/8/16, Washington Post/ Post Politics []).  In that article, in an almost offhand manner, David Weigel identified the “mystery man” as Secret Service Assistant Special Agent in Charge Todd Madison, as follows:. “…  when Clinton was campaigning in Las Vegas. Mid-speech, she paused and narrowed her eyes to look at protesters. Secret Service Assistant Special Agent in Charge Todd Madison rushed to her side, telling her that the situation was under control, and that she could keep talking….”


And today the “World Net Daily” did a deep-dive back to early 2013 finding a photo of the “Mystery Man” next to Bill Clinton while Hillary is being brought home from the hospital for her blood clot…. (See “Hillary's 'mystery man' spotted during blood-clot hospitalization” by Staff Writer, 9/9/16, World Net Daily/ Election 2016 []).
Although the WND article acknowledged the apparent recent identification of the “Mystery Man” by the WaPo’s  Daivd Weigel [as mentioned above], WND also noted that inquiries to both the Hillary Clinton campaign and the U.S. Secret Service asking about the man’s identity hadn’t been responded-to at the time of its report, cited above.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Democrat Senator Bob Menendez (NJ), the Acting-Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was "BRIEFED" by Dept/ State prior to Benghazi Hearing in 2013...



According to a Catherine Herridge report on the Fox News Network  ---  “Newly released emails suggest a senior Hillary Clinton aide stage-managed her first hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attack by feeding specific topics Clinton wanted to address to Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, who at the time was acting chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee…. ‘We wired it that Menendez would provide an opportunity to address two topics we needed to debunk (her actions/whereabouts on 9/11, and these email from Chris Stevens about moving locations,)’ Clinton media gatekeeper Philippe Reines wrote to Chelsea Clinton the morning of the Jan. 23, 2013 hearing. …  Right out of the gate, the first hearing question from Menendez that day covered both topics referenced by Reines.  (See “ 'We wired it': Emails suggest Clinton aide stage-managed Benghazi hearing questions”  by Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne,  Published September 06, 2016  []).


The information above was contained in emails obtained from the U.S. Department by Citizens United as part of its ongoing Freedom of Information Act litigation involving requests to the State Department for emails from Hillary Clinton's, to her closest aides and Chelsea Clinton.  

In a statement released along with the E-mails in question, Citizens United said “This email chain provides a rare behind the scenes look at which Benghazi-related issues the Clinton camp had concerns about going into Secretary Clinton’s January 2013 testimony on Capitol Hill, and what they had apparently plotted out beforehand with a Democrat committee member to deal with those concerns….  Citizens United will continue to release all new Benghazi emails we receive through our FOIA lawsuits as they come in -- the American people have a right to know the full picture.”


“….  Fox News asked the Clinton campaign as well as Menendez's office if they coordinated before the 2013 Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing; what was meant by the term "wired;" and how the email exchange was consistent with the principle of independent congressional oversight. There was no immediate response from either….  In 2013, the New Jersey senator -- who is now facing federal public corruption charges -- at the time of the hearing was about to become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, replacing John Kerry who was in line to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Menendez has denied any wrongdoing.’….”


A previous release of emails from another FOIA litigation involving Citizens United exposed that on the night of the attack, Clinton had told Chelsea Clinton, who used the email pseudonym “Diane Reynolds” on, that the attacks were the work of an "Al Queda-like group."   That E-mail contained  no mention of any anti-Islam video, which Hillary Clinton afterward publicly linked to the 2012 terrorist attack.

Interestingly. Hillary’s daughter is referred to by the same pseudonym in Philippe Reines’ Menendez-related email sent to Chelsea.  In should be noted that, according to Citizens United and Fox --- “Reines is a founding member of the Clinton-aligned consulting group Beacon Global Strategies. The online bios for its founders and managing director suggest no group knows more about the Benghazi terrorist attack and the Obama administration's response….  One of  [Beacon Global Strategies']senior counselors is former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell, who heavily edited the controversial Benghazi talking points, which helped establish the administration’s initial flawed narrative about the attack. Morell recently endorsed Clinton to the New York Times, but later was criticized for not fully disclosing his relationship to Beacon….  In a follow up Q-and-A with the Times, Morell wrote: ‘Among the many things I do in my post-government life -- teaching and writing, serving on corporate boards, speaking publicly on national security issues -- is work with Beacon Global Strategies, a firm that has prioritized nonpartisanship. The firm’s advisory board -- composed of appointees of both Republican and Democratic presidents, as well as career military officers -- make that priority clear. It all stems from a strong and shared belief that our national security is paramount and needs to be devoid of partisan politics.’…" 

Monday, September 5, 2016

On the issue of “homelessness” --- Bob Capano points to solutions from “OUTSIDE THE BOX”



***** Sticking with the issue of homelessness, Brooklyn Republican City Council candidate Bob Capano indicates that the conversation needs to include a long look at what seems to have worked elsewhere. Capano's latest news release contains a reference to a very important interview of the Mayor of Austin, Texas  ---  a follow-up guest on the very same topic on the radio program where Capano had discussed the matter of homelessness just the week before *****

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{Brooklyn, NY} – Brooklyn’s Bob Capano, a staunch supporter of the NYPD and the leading Republican City Council candidate for the 43rd district (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst) race next year, today said that Mayor de Blasio should look to Austin, Texas to help him address the return of the homeless crisis under his tenure. The mayor of Austin, Steve Adler, has been credited with ending homelessness among veterans in his city over the past several years. 
Adler, who was a guest yesterday on The Cats’ Roundtable, the Sunday morning radio show hosted by successful businessman and former NYC mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis on 970 AM- The Answer, said "we had a debt to these folks, and we were in a position to do something about it and it began with literally putting everybody in the same room at the same time where we had the capacity to solve the problem. And we closed the door and said let's not leave here until we do." Currently in Austin, any veteran identified as homeless has a guarantee of a home. 
Capano, who was himself a guest on The Cats' Roundtable the previous week where he highlighted the increase of homelessness and homeless encampments on New York City streets said, "The administration in Austin, Texas proves that by making it a priority homelessness can be addressed. Mayor Adler brought together the real estate industry, business and community groups to work together to reduce homelessness." Capano noted that his father was a veteran, and that his uncle died from injuries sustained in Vietnam.   
Capano added that the number of complaints to 311 about homelessness in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights increased by 50% last year and that "Brooklynites and New Yorkers are legitimately concerned about aggressive panhandling, unsanitary conditions, and the safety of their children with the rise of makeshift homes and the homeless population. Unfortunately, this is just another example of the quality of life gains made in our city being reversed under this Mayor and City Council."  It has been publicly reported that the city's homeless population is at a record-high.
Bob for Brooklyn
8402 4th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11209


BTW, you really can't think more "OUTSIDE THE BOX" than looking at TEXAS for solutions to social problems in Bay Ridge and it's neighboring communities here in Brooklyn.....

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

EXHIBIT “A”: The Jerry Kassar >>> Version <<< of Justice Edgar Walker’s Decision --- BUT WHY IS IT “TEDDY GHORRA V. CRAIG EATON” AND NOT “MARTY GOLDEN V. CRAIG EATON” ???

If ever somebody like Preet Bharara ever did a set of Charges and Specifications against somebody like, let’s say New York State Senator Martin Golden,  the August 23rd “Common Sense” column by Golden’s NYS-paid Chief of Staff Jerry Kassar would make an excellent  >>> Exhibit “A” <<<  in a multi-exhibit pathway to a brick walled federal cell around the Brooklyn GOP state senator 

Maybe that’s why Jerry Kassar thought he was being sly in not mentioning  his boss State Senator Marty Golden’s name in his August 23rd column about the Brooklyn GOP Convention decision by Justice Walker  ---   even though Judge Walker, in his 40+ page written decision, specifically referred to the opposing sides as the  ”Golden Faction”  and  the “Eaton Faction” 

BTW, in spite of any attempt to be sly, the biggest blunder by Kassar might have been in linking the Brooklyn GOP Convention decision part of his column with another part of his column mentioning the “…activation of an FBI investigation coordinated with the office of Southern District U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara …."

According to Jerry Kassar’s telling of the story,  “New York State Supreme Court Judge Edgar Walker came down with his decision in the election law case concerning control of the Kings County Republican Party that was waged between forces loyal to Teddy Ghorra vs. forces loyal to Craig Eaton. And Ghorra won!...   As many political observers had anticipated, Judge Walker threw out the election of Arnaldo Ferraro as chairperson and ordered a new convention which is to take place within 60 days of his order being filed….” (See  On the Kings County Republican Party and Teddy Ghorra vs. Craig Eaton” .by Jerry Kassar, 8/23/16,  The Brooklyn Reporter/  []).

So far, Kassar is just very wrong in his coverage of the decision of Justice Edgar Walker about the Brooklyn GOP convention.  Maybe that's because Kassar isn't a lawyer, nor does he play one on television; however, I think it's because Kassar is very comfortable playing fast and loose when it comes to legalities, the election laws and election matters generally.


 I’ll give you almost all of the remainder of Kassar’s creative fiction untouched, as follows:

“….  Judge Walker, in just one of many comments on the original convention called by Craig Eaton, said, ‘Given the number of irregularities that occurred in ruling on proxy votes, it is still highly probable that the Ghorra slate would have had more votes than the Ferraro slate but for the said irregularities and improper conduct on the part of the Committee in ruling on the validity of the proxies.’ The Credentials Committee chaired by attorney Gene Berardelli was as required by party bylaws also appointed by Eaton….   Inasmuch as, for the past 10 months, around three quarters of the Brooklyn Republican Party district leaders and officers have been attending regularly called meetings by Ghorra, it seems clear that they had, on their own, rejected the outcome of the now tainted convention. In fact, Ghorra with his committee nominated candidates in most districts in Brooklyn and even provided State Senator Simcha Felder with an authorization to run on the Republican line….   As for the Eaton/Ferraro team and its followers, they will need to be very careful in any involvement they have in a future convention because a state Supreme Court judge has in a detailed 40-page ruling outlined with great specificity countless problems in the manner in which then County Chairperson Craig Eaton called and conducted a convention that elected the unpopular Arnaldo Ferraro chairperson, a chairperson so unpopular that few district leaders and party officers would even attend the rare meetings he called.” 

The main problem with the passages above are the whole swaths of fact finding that Kassar simply left out of the Justice Walker decision; and almost equally deceptive are matters that aren’t part of the decision whatsoever; and some by implication completely contrary to the Walker holdings.  

First, and foremost is the fact that Kassar’s report doesn’t mention that Justice Walker’s  decision(s) refer to the two sides as the “Golden Faction” and the “Eaton Faction.  Kassar also completely fails to mention the existence of an earlier written decision, whose findings and rulings are the underpinning of Justice Walker’s  most recent 40+-page decision. Taken together,  the two written decisions make clear that the proxies personally tendered by NYS Senator Golden at the 2015 GOP Convention were part of a complex scheme involving one of Mr. Kassar’s subordinates on  State Senator Golden’s staff, James McClelland.  Judge Walker’s own recitation of McClelland’s testimony indicates that James McClelland made a series of robocalls on behalf of the Golden Faction that admittedly contained false information about the nature of the proxies and the process of proxy voting.  The earlier decision had ruled that the Gene Berardelli “Credentials Committee” was not authorized to invalidate any of the proxies based upon the proven frauds perpetrated by the Golden staff employees. 

Another significant omission by Mr. Kassar  >>> is the quite relevant holding by Justice Walker that no body was authorized to conduct any vote to elect Golden’s chosen candidate for County Chairman, Ted Ghorra.  <<<   Therefore, no meetings called by Mr. Ghorra had any authority to conduct any business for and on behalf of the Brooklyn GOP  [It is especially odd that Mr. Kassar specifically mentioned the completely illegal authorization of Simcha Felder to run for State Senator on the Republican Party line  ---  especially since that illegal authorization was not even executed by Mr. Ghorra  [but instead that Wilson -Pakula Authorization was executed by Mr. Kassar’s immediate subordinate on State Senator Golden’s staff,  John Qaglione]. 

Lastly,  there was no express or implied admonition as to how Mr. Eaton and/or Gene Berardelli and/or Arnaldo Ferraro and/or any others associated with any faction concerning how they need to conduct themselves with respect to any future GOP convention. pursuant to Justice Walker's decision. 


If you were to put in a GOOGLE search for .” Ghorra Eaton Walker Preet Bharara”; . ; or  “Simcha Felder Ghorra Walker Preet Bharara”; or “Kassar Ghorra Walker Preet Bharara”  ---   at or near the top of the items that pop up is  “
On the Kings County Republican Party and Teddy Ghorra vs. Craig ...  Aug 23, 2016." I'm sure several other similar searches would probably yield a similar result.

About the only “smart thing” that Kassar did in his coverage of the Justice Walker decision was to leave the name of his boss “Marty Golden” out of his August 23rd column…..   However, in spite of that, if you put in the terms, ” Golden Eaton Ghorra Walker Preet Bharara”  guess what comes up as the number two item  ---  you’re right if you guessed  “On the Kings County Republican Party and Teddy Ghorra vs. Craig ...  Aug 23, 2016“  [Right after one of my own earlier posts about Justice Walker’s Brooklyn GOP Convention decision; and it will  probably drop a spot because of this very post].