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…..