Saturday, June 30, 2018

I KID YOU NOT --- another Quaglione bell-ringer in defense if his boss


According to a recent report by Paula Katinas in the Brooklyn Eagle,  John Quaglione says that, in addition to everything that he said his boss has done already,  State Senator Martin Golden's final response to the demonstrations and civil disobedience at his Bay Ridge office caused by Golden's School Safety Zone Speed-Cam Defunding and Golden's documented high speed driving around schools is to   >>> "ADVOCATE" THAT STATE SENATORS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY GO BACK TO ALBANY <<<



Kudos to John Quaglione and State Senator Golden  ---  because doing just that alone would immediately and certainly make the school zones around Golden's Brooklyn district a little bit safer



What more needs to be said ???

Friday, June 29, 2018

Were Golden and his guy "Q" behind the spreading of the Capano "Subway Beer" Shot ???


One of the county-wide newspaper operations says that they have the goods ---  in the form of captured screens  ---  with virtually identical messages showing up almost simultaneously on the Twitter accounts for @SouthBrooklynR  and for @SenMartyGolden   


For what seems like forever,  the "Subway Beer" photo has been posted on the Twitter site called "South Brooklyn Red"  ---  @SouthBrooklynR 


As a result, people in the know about the technical stuff say that the "Subway Beer" photo attack on Bob Capano most likely has >>> BOTH <<< Marty Golden's and John Quaglione's fingerprints all over it, even though it never appeared on the Golden Twitter site



BTW, the Golden crowd can't even blame Julianne Cuba for breaking this story..... The scoop about the simultaneous messages appearing on both the South Brooklyn Red site and the one for State Senator Golden was first put out there by Julianne McShane.



In addition to being able to directly link the two sites for similar messages, as reported by Ms. McShane, an analyst says that an arguably stronger link can be made between Golden and Quaglione and the now very problematic "Subway Beer" posting of Bob Capano that appeared on "South Brooklyn Red." It was posted in the middle of John Quaglione's work day [according to Twitter's timestamp, at 1:50 PM on Jun 19, 2018]  --- you know, when Golden and Quaglione are supposed to be working for the PEOPLE of the State of New York.


Thursday, June 28, 2018

Waltzing Mathylde... Waltzing Mathylde... Who'll go a waltzing, Mathylde, with you ?????


Dr. Mathylde Frontus' recent meeting of so-called "clergy" people had a distinctly anti-white,  and obvious anti-Catholic tint


Why else would Doctor Frontus completely ignore religious leaders from the heaviest voting demographic(s) in her district ???


Why else would the good doctor so openly attack "gentrification" in a district that has for so long been very much white working class;  and, if it is "changing" at all, is doing so driven by Asian and Middle Eastern migrants ?????


From now on call her "DOCTOR FAUSTUS" instead of  "DOCTOR FRONTUS"  ---   because,  as far as I'm concerned,  she has made her pact with "Old Scratch" himself (Now, how's that for mixing literary references ?)




I might not be "... a jolly swagman camped by a billabong...  under the shade of a coolibah tree...",  and maybe, it's just me, but all of my headline's above were my takeaway from yesterday's KCP report on  Dr. Frontus' meeting with SPECIALLY SELECTED  "clergy" last week  (See "Frontus Gets God’s Help In Grassroots Assembly Campaign"   by   [SW ?],   6/27/18,  Kings County Politics/  State Assembly Elections    [https://www.kingscountypolitics.com/frontus-gets-gods-help-in-grassroots-assembly-campaign/?utm_source=Kings+County+Politics+Morning+Newsletter&utm_campaign=94befd4c1f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_28_03_36&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_466a6c86df-94befd4c1f-324314417]).  

Please read it yourself,  maybe I'm being unduly sensitive.....   However,  if I am right about all this,  I also wonder whether any of  the other candidates in this race for the Assembly in the 46th AD  will have the guts to openly bell this cat,  just like I have.....   

Racism and religious bigotry need to be exposed on "The Left" as much as any place else;   and Ivy League degrees like the ones held by "DOCTOR FRONTUS" are not a thick enough veneer to cover what she is really peddling as part of her religiously-based campaign.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Grimm effort goes over like a lead balloon


Congressman Donovan's team pulls out a 2-to-1 victory over a desperate team that chose to support an anti-social former congressman,  who had lost the position for having been convicted of multiple felonies


Supporters of the Grimm insurgency are shell-shocked


The "list" of Donovan winners is much bigger than the "list" of Grimm losers  



See what it all might mean in the space for comments below.....

Monday, June 25, 2018

If Grimm wins --- The roof falls in on Marty Golden --- The GOP would be running a local slate headed by two guys with obvious sociopathic disorders, Golden & Grimm


BAM  !!!!!    There's more documentary proof that State Senator Martin Golden can't control himself or his car when he's behind the wheel  ---  he's been caught speeding three (3) times so far in 2018 on speed-cams in school safety zones 


The fact that there was NO FUNDING coming out of the GOP-controlled state senate this session for continuation of the speed-cam program,  is further proof that Marty Golden is pretty much lying to us about his "support" for the speed-cam program  ---   the fact is that he has been personally against the speed-cam program and  had complained about it in the past


Given his homicidal driving record,  Marty Golden's recently-proven record of continued speeding shows something else about him  ---  he is a sociopath


Now,  Marty will probably have to run along with Michael Grimm  ---  And anybody who has had any adverse personal dealings with Michael Grimm knows in their gut that he too is a sociopath


OMG  ---  WITH TWO SOCIOPATHS ON THE TOP OF THE BROOKLYN GOP TICKET  ---   nice folks like Steven Saperstein should just throw in their cards right now, and put their dreams away for another day.....



The Democrats are going to have a field day with this kind of stuff.....

More on all this psyche-related stuff and the Dems plan vis a vis Mikey and Marty will come on this site in the upcoming days,  weeks and months.....

Saturday, June 23, 2018

What happened to the once-upon-a-time fairy tale "Fusion Club" of Brooklyn and Queens ???


It once was a so-called "nonpartisan" political club that united a handful outer-borough Republicans with some of their Democrat counterparts,  and its members included a bunch of folks who had jobs in various city & state agencies, and/or the courts;  however, it disappeared years ago and is now virtually forgotten


The Republican names were Queens guys like John  Haggerty, Bart Haggerty and Joe Kasper, and GOP Brooklynites included Marty Golden,  and Democrats-turned-Republicans Joe and Ann English;  among the notable Democrats often associated with the club were Queens powerhouses like Melinda Katz and Alan Hevesi 


The meetings' venues generally alternated between spots like the Bay Ridge Manor in Brooklyn and various Queens restaurants and halls in Ozone Park, Richmond Hill  and Woodhaven



The reason I thought about this particular "in the day" political hybrid is that some folks seem to be talking about reviving it  ---  or something very close to it in 2018.   Except that  ---  this time I don't think Brooklyn GOPer Marty Golden will have the inside track, either when it comes to the politics or the catering.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

For the GOP Battle of Brooklyn 2018 --- It's Golden against Grimm .....

.....  and Liam McCabe



The Donovan-Grimm primary for congress is shaping up as another surrogate fight involving Marty Golden and his crew up against Liam McCabe and his crew



After running him over like he was a little old lady in 2017,  Marty actually looks and sounds like he is going to the mattresses for two GOP primaries in a row against Liam McCabe 



There's a lot at stake in this year's GOP primary for congress,  and a lot of it has little to do with who will represent the GOP as it's congressional candidate for the Southwest Brooklyn seat now held by Dan Donovan.   For two primaries in a space of less than seven months,  Golden is doing some serious work for a side without his name being on the ballot in any way;   in 2017 it was for John Quaglione for City Council and in 2018 it is for Dan Donovan for the U.S. Congress.

By now,  all of you should have gotten the Marty Golden robocalls and/or the personal but official-looking letter, specially made to look like it's from the "Office" of New York State Senator Golden.  So far,  it looks like Marty is going all-in for Donovan to carry the Brooklyn end of the congressional district.

Without a doubt,  the real fight for all the world to see is if Marty Golden can stop Mike Grimm from carrying Brooklyn,  which it looks like he is going to do.  That's very much how it was when Grimm first ran for the seat in a GOP primary several years back in 2010 against Michael Allegretti,  when Golden strongly backed Allegretti.   But this time the real kicking and knifing under the table isn't between the Marty-controlled Brooklyn GOP and the old LaGuardia Club,  it's between Marty's guys and those in it for Grimm aligned with Liam McCabe.

Make no mistake about it,  if Grimm carries the Brooklyn portion of the two-county congressional district,  it will be a real feather in the cap for Liam.  That's important because there is already talk of another Brooklyn GOP organizational fight in 2019 due to the very weak performance of Ted Ghorra as County Chairman ( BTW,  I don't think that his phoned-in support in the Grimm-Donovan race will count for anything).   It's obvious that Golden doesn't want Liam to rebuild any momentum whatsoever,  especially after Marty's helping to crush the lad in his 2017 primary tilt against John Quaglione.

Well,  with less than five days to go,  let's see what happens next.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Chairman Bob should have let it go.....


Try never to let them know when they hit you with a  " 'Gotcha !' moment "  that scored.....



A can of beer on a crowded subway  ---  It's not quite the stuff of a Nuremberg prosecution,  you know  ---  Certainly,  given the public intoxication standards of one or two of our local elected Republicans,  and the consequences for them,  this is very light beer indeed



Going full counter-force against various perceived "routine suspects" was neither the best tactic nor the best strategy for the top local Reform Party guy.




Instead,  I would have countered with something witty like this:   "The 'standing woman' in question (and in the photo)  really looked like she had probably chosen her spot with an eye toward some good healthy IRT-quality frottage.  I offered her my seat,  but she demurred and said that her chosen spot was where she really wanted to be....   Who was I to interfere with her life choices ?"

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Brooklyn Reform Party Chairman Bob Capano's Latest >>> BOMBSHELL

Capano's latest release, verbatim: 


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BROOKLYN REFORM PARTY PRIMARY SET BETWEEN MARTY GOLDEN & ANDREW GOUNARDES IN HOTLY CONTESTED STATE SENATE RACE

Reform Party Primary Uniquely Allows Independent Voters to Participate 
  

(Brooklyn, NY)- The Kings County Reform Party voted this week to issue Wilson Pakula authorizations to both Democrat Andrew Gounardes and Republican Marty Golden in the hotly contested race for the 22nd state senate district (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Marine Park, Gerritsen Beach). This means there will be a Reform Party primary between these candidates on September 13th, with the winner appearing on the party's line in the November general election.

The New York State Reform Party is the only one that allows independents, or voters not affiliated with any political party, to participate in their primaries. 

Bob Capano, Chairman of the Kings County Reform Party, said his Executive Committee also voted for a primary in the 46th Assembly District (Brighton Beach, Coney Island, Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights) between Republican Steve Saperstein and Democrat Chris McCreight.

"Today is a great day for independent voters in southern Brooklyn. Unlike any other party, we allow them to participate in our primaries, and they will help choose our nominee in the two most contested races in Brooklyn. For the first time in Brooklyn history, these voters, who are pejoratively referred to as 'blanks' and often dismissed by the major political parties, will be actively engaged by those seeking to be on a party line in the general election," stated Kings County Reform Party Chairman Bob Capano. He added that the Party plans to host a debate for each race focused on key priorities of the Reform Party, including term limits, initiative and referendum, and non-partisan elections.

Capano also noted that those not affiliated with any political party are the fastest growing group of voters in the country. 

NYS Reform Party Chairman Curtis Sliwa stated, "Each of these candidates took the time to seek our support because they understood the importance of our line. Now, they will have the opportunity to engage voters who are often ignored. We look forward to active and competitive races in these primaries." Sliwa added that since both of these races are expected to be extremely competitive, the Reform line will play an even more significant role in the outcome.

The Brooklyn Reform Party also endorsed Republican Yevgeny Goldberg in the 44th Assembly District (Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Borough Park, Midwood) in his race against incumbent Robert Carroll, and Republican Daniel Ramos in the 52nd Assembly District (Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Gowanus). The incumbent is Jo Anne Simon. 

A Wilson Pakula is an authorization given by a political party to a candidate for public office that allows the candidate not registered with that particular party to run as its candidate in an election.

The Kings County Reform Party is expected to make additional endorsements in state races next week.




Tuesday, June 12, 2018

DN: Pam Harris to plead guilty today


None of what happens to Pam Harris will help elect any Republican running for any office with any footprint in the 46th AD.....  


To quote the sage, Bill Murray:  "... It just doesn't matter..."


The NY Daily News is reporting that Pam Harris will enter a guilty plea today (See "Former Brooklyn assemblywoman expected to plead guilty in fraud case"  Andrew Keshner,  6/12/18,   Ny Daily News/ New York     [http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-metro-pamela-harris-expected-plead-guilty-20180611-story.html]).

Since the Republican Party in Brooklyn is not competitive an any district wholly within Brooklyn (other than possibly Marty Golden's 22nd SD,  where he is trying to fight off an expected Democrat onslaught by Andrew Gounardes),  any news concerning Pam Harris is unlikely to have any political consequence whatsoever  (except perhaps for a Democrat successor).





Sunday, June 10, 2018

Dan Donovan can't get out of his own way because Jessica Proud is in the way.....


Time is running out  ---  Dan Donovan is deep in a hole in his race with Mike Grimm  ---   AND  ---   Jessica Proud just keeps digging it deeper

You all should have heard by now  ---   under pressure from >>> all polls <<< showing him  WAY BEHIND GRIMM,  Dan Donovan sent out his infamous anti-immigrant mailer that thoroughly lacked any humanity



According to Julianne Cuba's take on all of this,   "Critics across the aisle are blasting the Bay Ridge congressman for hitting peoples’ doorsteps with what they charge is offensive anti-immigration propaganda just to win some votes in a contentious Republican primary election that has President Trump and his controversial policies at its center....   'We need new leaders who campaign on hope and ideas, not fear and hate,'  Army veteran Max Rose, a Democrat running to unseat Rep. Dan Donovan (R–Bay Ridge), wrote on Twitter.  '[Donovan] thinks this kind of hateful imagery will win him an election in #NY11. He couldn’t be more wrong.'   Donovan sent out hundreds of mailers this week to voters across his Ridge-to-Rock district week that read: 'Build the Wall. Enforce the Law — Only Unwavering Law and Order will Defeat Illegal Immigration.'... "  (See "Donovan whacked by both sides over ‘hateful’ mailer"  by Julianne Cuba,  6/7/18,   Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily/  Party Line [https://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2018/23/pl-party-line-2018-06-08-bk.html]).


Where are the first string GOP consultants ?????

Without a doubt,  incumbent Republican Congressman Dan Donovan had problems going into this year's elections.   He and his handlers have made things much worse by leaving Jessica Proud in charge of a campaign that looks like it's being run by a bunch of amateurs.

That's not from me,  I'm only a humble blogger.  It's from two longtime Brooklyn pols one of whom knows Donovan and Proud very well.

Maybe, our commenters can provide more detail on what I'm talking about;  or maybe,  somebody out there can set me straight.....

Friday, June 8, 2018

Hmmmmm !!! Due to technical problems, the Reform Party "endorsement" of Marty Golden has been delayed


Treyger seems to be a little bit balky with his stalking horse in the 46th AD race  (who knows, maybe it's part of his Marty G deal)  ---   so, as of this moment, Gounardes continues to be the Dems' guy for the NYS Senate



People just keep bugging Bob Capano,  the Brooklyn Reform Chairman,  about what the Reform slate looks like  ---   And he keeps saying,  "I got nothing for yuh....."



And some folks are grumbling.....



To paraphrase a local political leader,  "That's all for now....."

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Richard Luthmann is back in the news


Federal Judge Jack Weinstein  revokes bail  ---  Luthmann in jail again  ---  June 25th trial date adjourned pending a 60 day psychiatric evaluation 


Sealed order probably tied to a "threatening letter" to a "coldly cooperating... federal witness"  ---  most likely,  Luthmann's wife


Luthmann's wife serves him with divorce papers on his way into court 


Luthmann's lawyer, Arthur Aidala,  foolishly tries to make his client seem like another Kate Spade




Otherwise, things are looking up for Luthmann.....  ( See  " 'Game of Thrones,' again? Alleged threat letter inspired by show costs Richard Luthmann his freedom"  by Mira Wassef,   6/6/18,  SI Advance/  silive.com/  Staten Island Realtime News  
[https://www.silive.com/news/2018/06/luthmanns_threatening_game_of.html]).


Monday, June 4, 2018

OMG --- Did Steve Saperstein drink the Marty Golden Kool-Aid ???


Marty Golden hit the front page of the Daily News harder than he hit the ground  ---  that's a fact.....


.....   then Steve Saperstein tried to use social media to tell everybody that it's "FAKE NEWS"  just because it overlooked Marty's PR hook  ---  doing it "for veterans".....



Steve it's time to find a new  >>> hobby <<<  outside of politics. 

Any newcomer's hitching their wagon to Marty Golden's star shows some very bad instincts  ---    especially when it's defending the indefensible.....

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Personally, I wanted to wait on this story a couple of days;  however, my PR guru said that I needed to "...strike while the iron is hot..."

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Yes, it's "Gods and Monsters" all over again --- This time in Brooklyn


I hear they're doing a new movie called "Killing the Golden Goose"  (YES, ALMOST ALL OF THIS IS MADE UP,  just like so much of the pro-Golden trolling stuff that has been littering my comments lately.....)



The film supposedly opens with the farmer saying this:  "Something is beginning to feel like fingers around the throat of our beloved 'Golden Goose'..."   One of the farmhands answers,  "I'm feeling the exact same thing....."   (Spoiler:  this story doesn't end well for the goose, for the farmer or for the the hands  working on the farm  ---  the townspeople all rally together and burn down the whole farm and in a fury of bloodlust kill everything and everybody on the farm)

Sure it's derivative !!!!!    But just picture James Whale's "Frankenstein" redone as an allegory about some fowl that lays golden eggs  ---  all on glorious black and white nitro-celluloid.....

It could be very explosive !!!!!

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***  Open casting calls at  >>> 7408 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209 <<<  tomorrow  ***

Friday, June 1, 2018

It's time for a special SHOW TUNE serenade for Marty Golden.....


All that buzz, buzz, buzz about Andy-boy Gounardes and Tori what's-her-name  ---  FORGETABOUTIT !!!!!


I WAS JUST GIVEN AN EXCLUSIVE ABOUT A SIGHTING OF THE GREAT WHITE WHALE  ---  but I am sworn to secrecy....  Sorry 'bout that....


INSTEAD   ---   I thought that a show tune serenade for SSMG might be in order.....




From "West Side Story"  (music by Lenny and words by Steve):

"Could be!
Who knows?
There’s something’ due any day;
I will know right away
Soon as it shows
It may come cannonballin’
Down through the sky
Gleam in its eye
Bright as a rose!
Who knows?

It’s only just out of reach
Down the block, on a beach
Under a tree
I got a feelin’ there’s a miracle due
Gonna come true
Comin’ to me!

Could it be? Yes, it could
Something’s coming, something good
If I can wait!
Something’s comin’, I don’t know what it is
But it is
Gonna be great!

With a click, with a shock
Phone’ll jingle, door’ll knock
Open the latch!
Something’s comin’, don’t know when
But it’s soon
Catch the moon
One-handed catch!
Around the corner
Or whistling’ down the river
Come on deliver
To me!

Will it be? Yes, it will
Maybe just by holdin’ still
It’ll be there!
Come on, something, come on in
Don’t be shy
Meet a guy
Pull up a chair!

The air is hummin’
And something great is comin’!
Who knows?
It’s only just out of reach
Down the block, on a beach
Maybe tonight
Maybe tonight....."