Thursday, July 12, 2018

Are Golden, Malliotakis and Donovan lawbreakers and 1st Amendment Scofflaws ???


The especially lovely Julianne Cuba is quoting somebody,  who says it's a pretty good  >>> CASE <<<  that they are.....



LOOK OUT  ---  I'm afraid that she buried the lead on this one  ---  BUT  ---  What do I know ???    I'm only a humble independent Republican blogger !!!



HERE'S PART OF THE BACKSTORY ON THE NY1 NEWS ITEM ABOUT MARTY GOLDEN'S BLOCKING ADVERSE COMMENTS ON HIS SOCIAL MEDIA SITES



Here's the good/ bad stuff (based on your POV) about ALL THREE REPUBLICAN INCUMBENTS HERE IN BROOKLYN:

"....   A coalition of self-described progressives in Brooklyn are demanding three pols to stop blocking people on social media, following a May federal court ruling that deemed it unconstitutional for President Trump to block his critics on Twitter....   “We call on you to remove these blocks. Likewise, comments made on public officials’ social media platforms should be respected as any other form of protected speech. We’d prefer not to have to fight to get you to respect the Constituti­on,” members of five political groups, including Bay Ridge for Social Justice and South Brooklyn Progressive Network, wrote in a July 9 letter to a trio of Bay Ridge Republicans — state Sen. Marty Golden, Rep. Dan Donovan, and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis....  Not only is blocking constituents with whom an official has differing views childish — and unconstitutional — but it also prevents voters from learning their representa­tive’s stance on important issues, said one Bay Ridgite....  “I’ve been blocked by both state Sen. Golden and Assemblywoman Malliotakis for pointing out their hypocrisy,” said Amy Zarkos in a press release. 'It’s beyond frustrating to see my reps claim stances I disagree with and not be able to comment, all the while reading comments posted mostly by constituents who do agree with them. People who aren’t in the know aren’t getting the full story, and that’s dangerous.'...”  (See  "Pols get antisocial on social media" by Julianne Cuba,  7/12/18,  Courier Life's Brooklyn Daily/  Party Line  [https://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2018/28/pl-party-line-2018-07-13-bk.html]).

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

NEWS FLASH --- REFORM CANDIDATE GETTING INTERVIEWED ALMOST AS I POST THIS


LUIS RIVERA, the Reform Party's brand new candidate against Brooklyn's most faux-Republican, faux-Conservative hack Simcha Felder,  is going to be interviewed at 2:15 on Brooklyn's only daily news talk show - produced at BRIC TV in downtown. The show is called 112BK.....



More like this to follow,  I'm sure !!!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

On issue after issue, Republican State Senator Martin J. Golden is dangerous for all of the children


We all know how dangerous Marty Golden can be behind the wheel of his car;   we even know that he can be dangerous to others and is very unpredictable when he is a passenger in a chauffeur-driven car…..


There is plenty of documentary evidence that  “Senator-Lead Foot” Marty Golden is especially dangerous to our children around their schools


Last week, in a jibe at John Quaglione for saying to the press that,  in addition to everything else he has done,  Marty Golden had advocated that all state senators should go back to Albany  ---  in an attempt to be funny at John Q’s expense, I made a terrible blunder;   I said that the children living in State Senator Golden’s district would be safer if he stayed in Albany


---  NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH  ---  AND I DO ABJECTLY AND COMPLETELY APOLOGIZE TO ALL THE CHILDREN, THEIR PARENTS, AND TO THOSE ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN,  WHOM I HAD SO BLATANTLY MISS-SERVED IN MY MOMENT OF WORD-PLAY AND WHIMSY  --- 




  ---  STATE SENATOR MARTIN GOLDEN IS A FAR GREATER DANGER TO THE CHILDREN IN HIS DISTRICT, IN NEW YORK  ---  AND BY RIPPLE EFFECT,  CHILDREN EVERYWHERE  ---  WHEN HE IS IN ALBANY FUNCTIONING AS A NEW YORK STATE SENATOR AND  VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN “MAJORITY” CONFERENCE OF THE NEW YORK STATE SENATE  ---  IN WHICH POSITIONS HE HAS NOW REPEATEDLY FOILED TWO MAJOR PIECES OF CHILD-PROTECTION LEGISLATION:THE CHILD VICTIMS ACT  (PROTECTION AGAINST PEDOPHILES)  ---  AND  ---  THE EVERY SCHOOL SPEED CAMERA ACT (PROTECTION FOR CHILDREN AGAINST HIGH-SPEED DRIVERS AROUND SCHOOLS)  --- 



It’s been widely reported that  ---  “…  As the rest of America continues to decry sexual abuse and harassment, [State Senator Martin] Golden remains firmly planted on the wrong side of history, allowing hidden predators to continue inflicting pain and damage on our communities, said Steve Jimenez, a founding member of New Yorkers Against Hidden Predators, which organized the demonstration [at Golden’s Bay Ridge office].  The inaction of him and his Republican colleagues in the Senate is a disgrace, and New Yorkers are making it known they have had have enough.”  By comparison,  State Senator Golden recently almost seemed nonchalant and blaze on the issue saying that he didn’t see an “impetus” to pass any legislation last year [2017].  Julianne McShane went on to observe that  “The bill is currently stalled in the Senate Judiciary Committee and still has no floor vote scheduled — a fact protesters in Albany decried the day the legislature returned from its mid-winter break on Feb. 27, complaining that Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan wasn’t allowing the bill to come to the floor….”   (See  e.g.  Locals call for Golden to support legislation protecting victims of child sex crimes  by Julianne McShane,  3/2/18,  Courier Life’s Brooklyn Daily  [https://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2018/9/br-golden-child-victims-act-protest-2018-03-02-bk.html]).  

Almost the identical pattern has been followed by State Senator Marty Golden in his opposition to protecting children around schools by the use of speed-cams  (that issue has recently been quite well covered by the media as a whole, and by this blog in particular).  
So you see  ---  whether it's pedophiles or speeding cars around schools, Marty Golden treats it all like it's no problem worth doing anything about  ---  that is a very bad situation indeed  for our children and grand-children.

No matter how you slice it, keeping  State Senator Martin J. Golden in a Republican “majority” leadership position in Albany is very bad for the wellbeing of all children, especially the ones in the neighborhoods in and around Golden’s home district in Brooklyn.



ALSO DON’T BE FOOLED BY CRAFTY CONSULTANT-DRIVEN MANEUVERS TO SUPPORT PHONY FACE-SAVING BILLS THAT ONLY  >>> LOOK AND SOUND LIKE <<<  THEY ARE ADDRESSING THE DANGERS FACED BY SO MANY OF OUR CHILDREN AND GRAND-KIDS  ---  THOSE BILLS INTRODUCED IN THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED STATE SENATE REALLY DON’T ADDRESS OR REMEDY THE REAL PROBLEMS  ---  DEEP AND INTRACTABLE SOCIOPATHIC BEHAVIORS;  AND, EQUALLY IMPORTANT,  THEY HAVE NO CHANCE(S) OF PASSING INTO ACTUAL LAW(S)  ---  OR AS MARTY GOLDEN SO GLIBLY AND FALSELY PUT IT ABOUT THE REAL REMEDIAL LEGISLATION,  REALLY AND TRULY THERE IS  “NO IMPETUS”  FOR  >>> HIS <<<  PHONY BILLS


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Marty Golden's long hot summer


SOME "HAZY, LAZY, CRAZY" THOUGHTS IN THE  SUMMERTIME  DAYS OF  "SODA, AND PRETZELS AND BEER" LEADING UP TO JULY THE 4th   -----


---  Sometimes you get exactly what you want  ---  and that is your undoing 


---  Marty Golden has consolidated his grip on the Kings County Republican Party with Ted Ghorra as his puppet GOP County Chairman  ---  but is there anybody out there that can accurately say Ghorra's the Brooklyn  GOP "leader"  (when HE has no GOP followers)


---  Just as important,  a team ostensibly supporting Marty Golden has put its people into as the 46th AD "leadership" spots as members of the Republican State Committee for that district


---  THEN WHY DOES MARTY GOLDEN HAVE TO PAY PEOPLE TO BE SURE THAT HE GETS ONTO THE REPUBLICAN LINE ?????



People will be doing a lot of talking about Marty Golden during this long hot summer of 2018.  Some of it will be good stuff for him;  however,  the real drumbeat will be bad,  Bad,  BAD..... 

Let's start with the 46th AD  ---  Lucretia and Arnaldo and Craig and Bob all still live there.....   Hmmmm !!!   On the Marty side of the fence,  even after all the reorganizing, and wheeling and dealing with Saperstein, the operation is one big cluster-f**k  shambles.  Whew, don't that make you feel all hot under the collar and clammy all over.....

Let's move on to the bigger picture items  ---  It's now obvious that the "team of pros" with whom SSMG has surrounded himself is not capable of  effectively protecting him anymore.  It's also obvious that the media has pretty much swung around to be against the REPUBLICAN incumbent from Bay Ridge on issue after issue  ---  and they are strongly reporting and commenting on scandal after scandal.

What's more,  as we go into this long hot summer of 2018,  Marty Golden has no real street operation of volunteers  ---  and practically more significant than that,  he does not have a crew of "captains" ready, willing and able to recruit and organize such a street operation.  The very same things can be said of Ted Ghorra  ---  except "in Spades" !!! 

Now, here's something that you can take to the bank,  I'm sure that what will be turned-out as the Marty Golden 2018 Campaign will be the best that a handful of less than top-drawer consultants can muster  ---  because Marty is cheap, and he wants to send as much of his campaign $$$$$  "South" as he can by hook or crook.

Sure, Golden's supporters will say that during this very hot July 4th week,  Marty is still the incumbent and is still ahead in the polls  ---  but those polling results are all very problematic;  and they do show weakness,  even to somebody like Andrew Gounardes.  Don't forget, the campaign has hardly begun.  Picture where things like polls will be after BOTH SIDES go all negative --  all of the time.

Hopefully, things will cool down by mid-October.  However, the way things feel right now,  it might be very, very  >>>  hot, Hot, HOT  <<<  all the way to Election Day 2018.

But do you know what Marty Golden does have going for him during this long hot summer ???    An air-conditioned Cadillac  ---   and let's see how far that takes him.....


Cue Nat.....

"...  Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summerThose days of soda and pretzels and beerRoll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summerYou'll wish that summer could always be here...."