Monday, March 26, 2018

State Senator Marty Golden’s 2018 campaign just took a major hit in the form of an unforced error by one of his top aides and political gurus --- Golden and his staff DITHER and DISCEMBLE on the first day of this CRISIS in leadership



Anthony Testaverde compared Democrats to  (WAIT FOR IT)  >>>  ADOLPH HITLER  ---  and  ---  the students protesting the killing of high school students to  >>>  HITLER YOUTH


 ANTHONY TESTAVERDE IS A LONG-TIME MEMBER OF REPUBLICAN STATE SENATOR MARTIN GOLDEN’S STAFF  AND  AN EXECUTIVE MEMBER OF THE KINGS COUNTY REPUBLICAN ORGANIZATION PUT IN BY MR. GOLDEN AFTER A SERIES OF COURT FIGHTS AND CONTESTED BROOKLYN GOP CONVENTIONS


 OUTRAGED DEMOCRATS CALL ON GOLDEN TO FIRE TESTAVERDE IMMEDIATELY  ---  AS OUTRAGED REPUBLICANS AT THIS INDEPENDENT BLOG,   WE COULDN’T AGREE MORE



HERE’S THE NY POST VERSION OF THE STORY:

“A longtime aide to Brooklyn state Sen. Marty Golden is under fire for comparing students protesting gun violence to Adolf Hitler in a Facebook posting….   Anthony Testaverde posted a photo of Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg pumping his right fist into the air in front of a “MARCH FOR OUR LIVES” logo….   Next to Hogg is a photo of Hitler raising his hand in a “heil Hitler” salute….   In a second comparison, Testaverde posted and shared a photo of Hogg with a black mourning band on his arm, next to a picture of a Nazi solider with a swastika on his arm….   Testaverde also shared a post that said: “The Democrats are doing Exactly what Hitler did . . He used the Youth to disarm and Control the People This is scary!’     ( See   State senator’s aide compared student protester to Hitler  by  Kirsten Conley & Carl Campanile,  3/26/18,   NY Post/ Metro   [https://nypost.com/2018/03/26/state-senators-aide-compared-student-protester-to-hitler/]).

AND HERE IS WHAT THE NY DAILY NEWS HAD TO SAY ABOUT IT:

Brooklyn State Sen. Martin Golden came under fire Monday after an aide shared Facebook posts that compared Democrats and gun control advocates — including a survivor of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting — to Nazis….   Golden staffer Anthony Testaverde on Saturday shared Facebook posts that included one from the group The Common Sense Conservative with a picture of a Parkland survivor with his right arm extended placed next to a picture of Adolf Hitler in the same pose with the caption: ‘I knew something was off about this kid.’…   Another post [by  Testaverde] said, “The Democrats are doing exactly what Hitler did…He used the youth to disarm and control the people. This is scary!’…”   (See  “Brooklyn State Sen. Martin Golden under fire after aide compares Dems, Parkland survivor to Nazis”  by  Glenn  Blaine, 3/26/18,  NY Daily News/ Politics   [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/n-y-senator-aide-compares-dems-parkland-survivor-nazis-article-1.3897512]).
The News article went on to make these damning observations:   Golden, a Republican, initially declined to speak to a Daily News reporter about Testaverde’s posts when he was approached outside the Senate chamber Monday. “I got a meeting,” he said before ducking into a lounge for Senate members only….   Later, Golden issued a statement through his reelection campaign criticizing the posts….   ‘The views expressed in this social media post are as wrong and offensive as they are misguided,’  he said.  ‘At my direction the post that was 'shared' has been deleted.’…   [Golden’s formal statement] did not mention any discipline for Testaverde….”  

The News article also tied Testaverde’s remarks and Golden’s unsure and tepid reaction to other recent gaffs by the State Senator and his staff that involved the Senator’s own racist comments and abuse of his official ID during a road rage incident.   


Both the News and the Post articles did have strong statements by Democrats Andrew Gounardes and Ross Barkan,  condemning both Testaverde and Golden.   If you want to see what they had to say,  please,   look at the articles cited above for yourself…..

SACK TESTAVERDE NOW  !!!!!

Almost everybody that I have spoken to says that they think that Golden’s staffer Anthony Testaverde needs to get the sack immediately.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

By noon tomorrow the anti defamation league will be calling on Golden to resign. The Daily News listed the problems Marty has had from wreckless driving to this. By the time he cans Testaverde it'll be to late.

Problems. Lots of problems.

Anonymous said...

What does Testavidiot do?

Anonymous said...

None of the allegations by Senator Goldens opponents against a part time staffer involve activity conducted on state time. Working around the clock to complete the budget on time for the 5th year in a row requires focus and attention to make sure services to our seniors and schools and not interrupted.

Anonymous said...

The degenerate loonie leftists in Bay Ridge have nothing better to do than stalk social media 24/7. This is much ado about nothing. Golden still going to crush Barkan or Gounardes and they’ll have another two years to tweet about their drug addled visions of victory the next time around.

Anonymous said...

Are the comments above the best canned responses that the numbskulls in Marty's braintrust could come up with?

Anonymous said...

The best way to get rid of unfit staffers like Anthony Testaverde is to vote Marty Golden out of office in 2018.

Anonymous said...

Marty Golden is going to trounce Barkan or Gounardes. You deadbeat losers can stalk their social media all day. This changes nothing.

Galewyn Massey said...

FLASH UPDATE: THE "MORE BAD NEWS FOR MARTY & CO." EDITION

THE ANDREW GOUNARDES CAMPAIGN FOR STATE SENATE HAS HIT THE DECK RUNNING AND IS DISTRIBUTING A VERY ATTRACTIVE MULTI-COLOR WALKING CARD --- IT STARTS OFF WITH THE FOLLOWING HEADER: "ANDREW GOUNARDES... DEMOCRAT FOR NEW YORK STATE SENATE" --- THEN IT HAS A VERY HANDSOME PHOTO OF THE CANDIDATE TOPPED WITH THIS: "I'M RUNNING FOR THE STATE SENATE TO FIGHT FOR FULLY FUNDED SCHOOLS, SAFE STREETS AND TO FIX A BROKEN TRANSIT SYSTEM... /S/Andrew" --- THE BOTTOM OF THE CARD HAS THIS: "andrewgpunardes.com" AND THE LINKS TO THREE SEPARATE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

It looks like Andrew G. is in full campaign mode and it ain't the First of April yet.

That can't be good for the incumbent, who has suddenly been shown-up as having a staff that can't tell the difference between Adolph Hitler, Hitler Youth and the victims of a Florida high school mass shooting.

Anonymous said...

Andrew Gounardes is still trying to figure out how to run for Assembly. In a recent article by Kings County Politics he said he has until the end of June to change his mind and practically memorized all the legal requirements.

Anonymous said...

Gounardes and Big Irish Brannan are thick as thieves along with McCray, John Yedin, Josephine Seminara and a few others like Ralph Perfetto and Seddio. Keep an eye on this crew because they are the ones who will be running the neighborhood in the years to come. I can assure you it will not Quaglione, Testaverde and Kraus. Their days are like sand in the hourglass. Once Marty goes down there is going to be a lot hacks looking for jobs on the government cheese line

Anonymous said...

Marty will win bigger than ever- with CATS and family behind him...and noone os seeking Capano & the Reform party support either!

Anonymous said...

> The < Cat's support for Marty Golden is about as reliable as > a < cat's support for a mouse or a wounded bird or a gold fish in a shallow bowl.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "THIS CHANGES [SOMETHING] --OR-- 'MR. TESTAVERDE, YOUR SEAT UNDER THE BUS IS NOW READY'..." EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 8:38 AM"

BOY, DID YOU MISS BY A MILE WHEN YOU PREDICTED THAT "... THIS CHANGES NOTHING...." --- IT SURE DID CHANGE THINGS FOR ANTHONY TESTAVERDE; NOW, HE'S OUT OF A JOB

Here's the report from a local blog on the internet: ".... This afternoon, in an email statement, Senator Golden announced staff member Anthony Testaverde’s departure from the senator’s employment.... 'Anthony Testaverde is no longer employed by my office. While freedom of speech is a right, that all citizens enjoy, what occurred in this instance was wrong and cannot be tolerated,' he wrote...." (See "Senator Marty Golden’s Staffer “No Longer Employed” After Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts" by Zainab Iqbal, 3/27/18, Bkyner./ Politics [https://bklyner.com/senator-marty-goldens-staffer-shares-anti-semitic-facebook-posts-candidates-call-on-golden-to-fire-him/]).

Anonymous said...

Brannan will be running from prosecution within a year if he’s not careful. Gounardes will be looking for another fake job after Golden trounces him and Yedin and McCreight will continue spending most of their days peddling bs stories to McShane. Brannan was always low IQ and that’s a problem for an Office Staff comprised exclusively of people much dumber than Brannan.

Anonymous said...

Yea okay so the low life scum of the neighborhood managed to get Anthony fired. It’s only going to wake people up to what’s going on.

Anonymous said...

The last couple of comments just showed the world that some of Marty Golden's supporters are at least a little "unhinged" -- just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

Liam McCabe for State Senate..bye bye Marty and John Q

Anonymous said...

Check out Jerry Obriens post about Testaverde being fired..he said it should have been done 9 years ago ...marty is in trouble...

Anonymous said...

stop making jokes. it was only a matter of time before Testeverde crossed the line. Testeverde was a liability from day 1. Marty is in hot water because there is no one is left to mind the candy store anymore and keep him inline. now that Ray O'Riley and Georgine are gone to greener pastures, Marty is surrounded by a bunch of Floridian neanderthals and blithering morons.

Testeverde shoulda been fired 10 years ago when he personally recruited his next door neighbor George Smith to run for City Council even though George had served hard time in state prison and was out on bail after being charged with several counts of sexual assault on a minor.

I'm afraid Marty's days are numbered

Anonymous said...

Testaverde is an American hero and scholar who once tried to extinguish an electrical fire with water from a garden hose

Anonymous said...

Testaverde is the kind of useless toady that Marty attracted. They deserve each other.

Anonymous said...

Golden is still going to win his race easily and Testaverde will find another job. The low lives who instigated this will still be bottom feeder low lives and nothing will change.

Anonymous said...

I want to hear more about Testaverde putting out fires. I thought he only started them.

Anonymous said...

Marty will win and Craig will still be wondering why CATS doesn't take his calls anymore now that he is with Marty.

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE & BACKFILL: THE "WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT" EDITION

IT'S STILL HALF A THREE RING MEDIA CIRCUS AND HALF A FIVE-ALARM FIRE

THE "GOLDEN-TESTAVERDE-HITLER" STORY HAS MORE LEGS THAN THAT CARTOON BABE, JESSICA RABBIT..... BUT NOBODY IS ASKING "WHO FRAMED ANTHONY TESTAVERDE" >>> BECAUSE HE IS A PERFECT LOCAL, NATIONAL AND EVEN INTERNATIONAL VILLAIN IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE PARKLAND SHOOTINGS >>> HE'S THE "THAT GUY," WHO EVERYBODY IS TALKING ABOUT WHEN THEY SAY "HEY, I'M NOT 'THAT GUY'...." OR "DON'T BE 'THAT GUY'...."

I'M NOT REPORTING THIS AS A FACT, BUT AS SOON AS THIS BLOG SAID THAT MARTY GOLDEN NEEDED TO FIRE MR. T IMMEDIATELY, SSMG DID FIRE ANTHONY >>>IMMEDIATELY<<< (AH, NOW I KNOW SOMETHING LIKE WHAT MIKE GRIMM FEELS WHEN HE DOES THAT "BREAK HIM LIKE A BOY" THING --- BUT ENOUGH OF THE "MIXING APPLES AND ORANGES" FREE ASSOCIATION !!! AFTER ALL, THIS IS ONLY A COMMENT NOT A FULL BLOWN POST)

Now, back to Jessica Rabbit's legs --- OH, BABY !!!!!

The Daily News, NY Post and Times Of Israel (along with myriad other Jewish media outlets) have all done follow-ups on Marty Golden's firing of his office staffer and important go-to guy for the Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach, and Gravesend-Neck Road parts of Golden's district.

Here're the ultimate and penultimate paragraphs in the Post follow-up: "Golden initially issued a statement late Monday saying Testaverde’s 'wrong and offensive' and 'misguided' posts had been removed — but stopped short of terminating him.... It’s been a rocky 12 months for Golden, who came under fire last year for calling a Democratic Council candidate 'fat boy' and saying that 'opioids are not ghetto drugs anymore' and getting into an altercation with a cyclist." (See "State senator’s aide fired for comparing Parkland survivor to Hitler" by Carl Campanile, 3/27/18, NY Post/ Metro [https://nypost.com/2018/03/27/state-senators-aide-fired-for-comparing-parkland-survivor-to-hitler/]).

The same bad stuff was front-loaded in the NY Daily News' second day of coverage like this: "Brooklyn State Sen. Martin Golden has rid his staff of the aide who shared controversial Facebook posts that compared Democrats and gun control advocates to Nazis.... After initially balking at demands that he fire Anthony Testaverde, Golden, a Republican, announced Tuesday afternoon that his longtime aide was no longer working on his staff.... Golden’s statement did not indicate whether Testaverde was fired or resigned. A spokesman for Golden did not immediately respond to a request for comment...." (See "State Sen. Martin Golden's aide 'no longer employed' after comparing Dems, Parkland survivor to Nazis" by Glenn Blaine, 3/27/18, NY Daily News/ Politics [http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/sen-golden-aide-no-longer-employed-controversial-posts-article-1.3899541]).

Exclusive to Galewyn Massey's "The Brooklyn Independent Republican Fountainhead": "This is only the latest of Golden's media nightmares to have legs like mine" -- Jessica Rabbit.....

Anonymous said...

Time for "Chairman" Ted Ghorra do push for Testaverde resignation as district leader..but we all know Ghorra is really just a Golden-Kassar lackey so he will wait to be directed

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "NOT ONLY ARE YOU RIGHT --- YOU ARE RIGHT ON POINT" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 8:32 AM"

THE BROOKLYN AND NYS GOP NEEDS TO SEVER ALL TIES TO ANTHONY TESTAVERDE >>> OFF THE KINGS COUNTY REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE >>> OFF THE NYS REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE

Since, Marty Golden has been rightly tarred with the >>>collective guilt <<< associated with the heinous remarks of Mr. Testaverde as Brooklyn's only all-Brooklyn-elected Republican officeholders, State Senator Martin Golden has to DEMAND the expulsion of his former staffer and (possibly still current) insider, Anthony Testaverde.

Anything less by Golden, and Testaverde should remain like an albatross around Golden's neck.....

Anonymous said...

A lot of people expect Mr. Greenballs to quietly appear on Marty's campaign staff in a month or so.

Marty should refuse to hire him, and push for him resignation as a State Committee Member.

Anonymous said...

From Monday 2/26/18 forward, Anthony Testaverde will be the gift that just keeps on giving to Democrats, but especially the one(s) running against Marty G. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

With John Quaglione running Marty's press operation what could possibly go wrong ?

Anonymous said...

... The reporter asked about Testaverde again, his voice deepening, growing louder.

Quaglione froze. A single drop of sweat appeared at his hairline, and ran down the length of his temple, growing larger and finally, dripping onto his blue oxford shirt, leaving a dark blue stain.

"Ummm ..." Quaglione muttered.

"I said," the reporter bellowed, "Is Mr. Testaverde currently on any private, political or governmental payroll?"

Quaglione looked around. He was all alone.

"Well?" asked the reporter. "Answer the question."

Quaglione turned white. His leg shook. More sweat appeared, running in streams down his face. He bolted inside the Senate office, knocking the podium over as he left.

The other reporters looked at each other.

A low sobbing was heard from somewhere inside the Senate Office.

From deep inside the office, an older woman's voice tried to be comforting. "You pay no attention to those mean reporters, John."

Anonymous said...

Julianne McShane has an overactive imagination and wayyyy too much free time on her hands.

Galewyn Massey said...

RESPONSE: THE "LOATHSOME CAD" EDITION

TO: "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 12:11 PM"

GADZOOKS !!! WHAT A LOATHSOME CAD YOU ARE TO SUGGEST THAT AN ANONYMOUS COMMENTER ON MY BLOG IS A PARTICULAR IDENTIFIABLE INDIVIDUAL --- WHY, EVEN I AM NOT A PARTICULAR IDENTIFIABLE INDIVIDUAL.....

However, if Julianne McShane really does have an overactive imagination and wayyyyy too much free time on her hands, then she is my-kinda-girl, whether she comments on this blog or not.....

Galewyn Massey said...

UPDATE & BACKFILL: THE "IT JUST GETS BETTER 'N' BETTER -- OR IS THAT -- WORSE 'N' WORSE" EDITION

"CITY & STATE NEW YORK" HAS JUST COME OUT WITH A "MARTY GOLDEN'S GREATEST HITS" ALBUM --- DON'T MISS OUT.....

According to Grace Segers writing for CSNY, "A staffer to Republican state Sen. Marty Golden compared a student protesting gun violence to Hitler on social media this week, and that isn’t even the biggest controversy Golden has weathered during his tenure – or this year. Golden dismissed the aide, Anthony Testaverde, the following day, but the hubbub over Testaverde’s comments serves as a reminder of the other times that Golden has inspired outrage while in office. The Brooklyn-based Republican even has a separate section on his Wikipedia page listing his controversies. Here is a rundown of the most notable occasions since Golden joined the state Senate in 2003...." (See "All the times people have been outraged by state Sen. Marty Golden -- The Brooklyn Republican's staffer comparing pro-gun control students to Nazis is just the latest" by Grace Segers, 3/28/18, City & State NY/ Personality [https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/personality/personality/state-sen-marty-goldens-brushes-controversy.html]).

Sure, the readers of this blog know these Golden hits by heart. But the "Greatest Hits" album format is a good way to introduce the greatness that is State Senator Martin Golden to a whole new generation of lovers of all the big hits. --- Why, this is the biggest thing in hits since the direct marketing of Peter Lemongello back in 1976.....

Anonymous said...

Of all the obviously scam type activities of Marty Golden, his use of the Bay Ridge Manor as a money-laundering piggy bank stands out. Investigators and prosecutors have to be looking the other way on purpose; the big question is WHY?