Friday, July 3, 2020


EH !!!




EH !!!


So what if it's a little off-center.....   He has a forehead that has its own horizon.....  That's a quality that cannot be quantified.

The picture is telling us a story about this man  ---  the sun is setting, but that only means  ---  it's his time to shine.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Joe Ferris, long-time Democrat activist, once from Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, dies of COVID-19

Joseph Ferris, who served in the New York State Assembly from 1975 to 1984, died June 20th from COVID-19, according to his son Joseph Ferris Jr.   ---   Joe was 85 years of age when he passed.

Assemblyman Ferris was a Reform Democrat, who represented a district, then called the 51st A.D. in Brooklyn, that spanned Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Kensington, Sunset Park, and Borough Park, where he garnered a reputation as a fierce advocate against policies like "redlining" by banks and insurers — where certain Brooklyn communities were systematically denied equal treatment from some governmental and most private sector financial and insurance sources.

Joe Ferris got his beginnings in political activism during his days in Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker movement.....

After a protracted battle with the Regular Democratic Party machine in Park Slope, Joe took on the popular, populist Republican incumbent Vin  Riccio, whom he finally defeated in the post-Watergate election of 1974.

Some, including many Republicans, say that Joe was essentially decent and honest.  Others focus on the fact that he was open in his fight for racial justice, especially within his own district. However, still others, including a few fellow Democrat reformers and his most conservative opponents, pointed out that the principal beneficiaries of most of Joe Ferris' efforts were newcomer white liberal Park Slope gentrifiers, who were very like Joe Ferris himself.  

Not known by many of his political supporters, Joe owned multiple properties whose values went through the roof while their "friend,"  Mr. Ferris, was in the assembly pushing most of the white liberal agenda in Albany, while pushing the likes of Citibank and Brooklyn Union Gas to directly "invest" in the "revival" of Park Slope back home.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

If it looks like a "hoax" --- and it sounds like a "hoax" --- and quacks like a "hoax"

In spite of what Democrat Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut says,  the so called "intelligence" about a Russian Intel service's bounties on U.S. forces in the Afghan region sure seems like another "Russia Hoax" out of the 2016 Democrat playbook.....

However, that hasn't stopped a lot of "Never Trumpers" from being quite incontinent (or as  President Obama might say, "All wee-weed-up") in their personal "all in" on the scam

What too many of these former GOP "loyalists"  ( a "GOP loyalist" is sort of a cross between a unicorn and a chimera) don't realize that it is THEY that no longer have any credibility  ---  not those who see President Donald Trump as the only way forward in and for these times

'Nuff said.....

Friday, June 26, 2020

Biden would bring down the wrath of Federal Authority on anybody that refuses to wear a mask.....

Put Uncle Fester in charge and see what a cranky old guy who's losing it can do to you  ---  or at least try

Joe Biden has stated publicly that he could use his federal powers as president to mandate the wearing of surgical-style masks by everybody out in public.   When asked how he would do such a thing, he responded, "...  I would, from an executive standpoint, yes I would....   [I] would do everything possible to make it required that the people had to wear masks in public."

The dottering old fool, almost certain to chosen by the Democrats to be their candidate for president ,  said this:  “I would go back to making sure that everybody had masks, that you had PPE [personal protective equipment] lined up, making sure we stockpile all the things that we need and we don’t have now...."  Then he repeated this BIG LIE:  "The one thing we do know, these masks make a gigantic difference...." 

Here's what he said he'd do:   "I would insist that everybody in public be wearing that mask. Anyone to reopen, it would have to make sure that they walked into a business that had masks....”

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Were yesterday's primary results indicative of better days coming or more bad news for Nicole Malliotakis

Nicole Malliotakis obtained just over 70% of the GOP primary vote  ---  or  about 13,000 votes out of 19,000 cast  ---  whereas Joseph Caldarera garnered almost 30% of that vote with about 5,500 votes

Nicole did substantially better in Brooklyn than she did in Staten Island

People can look at this and see whatever they want.....

People can look at this and say whatever they want.....

What I'm sayin' is I think that if a third of Republican voters on Staten Island would rather vote for an unknown "Anybody but Nicole" candidate in a GOP primary, she needs to mend her fences fast  ---  or else she'll need to learn "Little Bo Peep Has Lost Her Sheep" by heart.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Donald Trump versus Joseph Biden --- Seriously ??? I mean --- SERIOUSLY !!!!!

Is this really going to be the choice for the American people in 2020 ?  ---  Or is somebody just yanking our chain ???

How did this happen ?  ---   Who is "Up There" (or "Out There") pulling the strings to make something like this happen ???

Make no mistake,  at this stage of the campaign,  Biden is winning and Trump is in free fall.....

Needless to say,  "Trump is Trump" and that's all that he will ever be..... 

But hasn't anybody noticed that Chauncey Gardiner made more sense as a presidential candidate in the early-70s through early-80s in the United States of America than Joe Biden does today ????? 


Or has Twenty-first Century life in the USA decided to imitate Twentieth Century art when it comes to politics and government ?????

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Tulsa --- What happened to Trump ? And --- Why ???

The message and the medium all went bad.....

Is it time to cue up Don McLean for a few choruses that go:  "Bye, Bye miss American pie..." ???  And maybe even the rest of the words in between to flesh things out a bit.....

So far, it's nothing as final as a plane crash  ---  but it sure looks like the Trump re-election campaign has had a plain crash of some sort  ---  more like TITANIC hitting the iceberg  ---  the event already occurred, but the people on board haven't yet realized or figured it out   

What the heck !!!  Wake up !!!!!   Instead of a Tom Petty song with all the controversy with his family about nothing really.....  The time has come to cue the whole of Don McLean's classic

[Cue Don]

"A long, long time ago...                                                           I can still remember how that music used to make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step

I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died

So bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey 'n rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

[Verse 1]
Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so?
Now do you believe in rock and roll?
Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that you're in love with him
'Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died

I started singing bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey 'n rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

[Verse 2]
Now for ten years we've been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin' stone
But that's not how it used to be
When the jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me

Oh, and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned

And while Lenin read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died

We were singing bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey 'n rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

[Verse 3]
Helter skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast
It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast

Now the halftime air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance

'Cause the players tried to take the field
The marching band refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?

We started singing bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey 'n rye
And singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

[Verse 4]
Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again
So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
'Cause fire is the devil's only friend

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in Hell
Could break that Satan's spell

And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died

He was singing bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey 'n rye
And singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn't play

And in the streets, the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken

And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died

And they were singing bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good ole boys were drinking whiskey 'n rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die

They were singing bye, bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey 'n rye
And singin' this'll be the day that I die"

Friday, June 12, 2020

The "CHAZ" model --- a new design for living in 21st Century America

No more bossy state or city governments  ---  heavily armed volunteer patrols rather than murderous cops  ---   borders strictly patrolled and enforced  ---  intrusive and hostile media prohibited

It's heaven on earth

This idea is borrowed from "NOLTE" at  "Breitbart News"  ---  but the "...heaven on earth..." part is mine

Monday, June 8, 2020

Why is Nicole Malliotakis is so desperate in pitching GOP Primary candidate Michael Tannousis on her campaign page ???

Nicole has completely lost sight of the donut for the hole in her support for Michael Tannousis

Is Malliotakis' rabid backing for Tannousis something that is primal, tribal and even racist ?

Has Nicole ever stated why she so strongly opposes fellow conservative Republican Marko Kepi ??? 

Is it Nicole trying to get-back at Marty Golden ?????

Why does Nicole have such a visceral need to hand pick her possible successor in the New York State Assembly, when everybody knows that the Brooklyn GOP aligned with Marty Golden is very much behind Kepi;  and more important, it just doesn't matter ?

Watch and see.....   This will wind up biting Nicole in the ass big time.....

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Somebody needs to step up and lead the 21st Century Thermidorean Reaction against the neo-Jacobin terrorists

Too many weak-minded and weak-spined American political leaders have taken a knee to the mob in the streets  ---  even the mayor of DC has put down the disgustingly racist trope of "BLM" in a DC street ---  and it's altogether too close to the residence of the President of the United States.....

As Benjamin Franklin almost certainly said emerging from a session of the Constitutional Convention in 1787  ---   " [You've been given] a republic,  as long as you can keep it...."  ---  sadly, it appears that too many people are ready to piss it away  ---  because they have been  "Mau-Mau-ed" by the mob

Trump is obviously not strong enough to handle the job  ---  perhaps a "Directorate" led by the likes of  Barr, Pompeo and Flynn would be a good near term solution.....   First, a Lafayette  ---  then a Napoleon.....

Just kidding.....

But,  am I  ?????

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Unless something changes, Trump is done and the Democrats will "Dominate" the streets and everything else


Even Fox News is beginning to fold like a cheap suit.....

Trump has lost the narrative on both COVID-19,  and the post-George Floyd "Dancing in the Streets"

"Taking a knee"  is the new national symbol of unity

My America survived the Soviet Union for only twenty-eight and a half years.....

America was not consumed by the arsonists and urban terrorists, but by the "Fire in the Mind's of Men,"  (See  "Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith"  by James H. Billington,  1980,  Revised Edition Published by Transaction Publishers  [ see Wikipedia:]). which had smoldered behind so many facades, until it was fed by the back-draft of anti-Trumpism of the Democrat establishment,  the mainstream media,  the left-controlled internet and social media,  and now the street agitators.....

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Thus far Biden seems to be a divider not a healer

Immediately, Biden launches partisan attacks during his first appearances outside his basement in months.....

By his recent words and deeds,  Biden clearly showed that he was on the side of the rioters and against the police  ---   anybody that refers to "peaceful protesters"  has bought into the "BIG LIE" of all this recent civil unrest  ---  protesters that are engaging in disruptive civil disobedience and not following lawful police instructions are in no way "peaceful protesters"  ---   they have no constitutional right to be in an environment where the police are attempting to restore law and order in the face of rioting, mass looting and multiple acts of arson and other mayhem

The lead of the NPR's coverage of Biden's speech at Philadelphia's City Hall yesterday went like this:  "Former Vice President Joe Biden condemned both police violence and President Trump's increasingly confrontational response to widespread unrest in a Tuesday morning speech delivered at Philadelphia City Hall...."  (See  " 'He Thinks Division Helps Him':  Biden Condemns Trump's Protest Response" by  Scott Detrow & Barbara Sprunt,  6/2/2020,  NPR/ Elections   []).

The NPR article continued with this quote by Joe Biden:   "When peaceful protesters are dispersed by the order of the president from the doorstep of the people's house, the White House — using tear gas and flash grenades — in order to stage a photo op at a noble church, we can be forgiven for believing that the president is more interested in power than in principle....  More interested in serving the passions of his base than the needs of the people in his care. For that's what the presidency is: the duty to care — to care for all of us."  

Those few words demonstrate that Biden is willfully dividing himself from President Trump and those who support the President of the United States  ---  dividing not uniting  ---  attempting to add additional wounds upon an already wounded presidency and not engaging in any healing whatsoever.....  In addition, he continued to propagate a false narrative that tear gas, and various other non-lethal weapons were used to clear "peaceful protesters" from Lafayette Park prior to the President's walk across that park.

The New York Times' coverage opened with this:  "In a speech in Philadelphia, Mr. Biden assailed the president’s handling of the protests over police brutality and racial justice, declaring that he had 'turned this country into a battlefield.'...   Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Tuesday excoriated President Trump’s stewardship of a nation convulsed in crisis over racism and police brutality, likening Mr. Trump’s language to that of Southern racists of the 1960s while also warning Americans that 'we cannot let our rage consume us.'...  'Donald Trump has turned this country into a battlefield riven by old resentments and fresh fears,'  Mr. Biden said, speaking against a backdrop of American flags at Philadelphia’s City Hall.  'Is this who we are? Is this who we want to be? Is this what we want to pass on to our children and our grandchildren?  Fear, anger, finger pointing, rather than the pursuit of happiness?  Incompetence and anxiety, self-absorption, selfishness?'...”  (See  "Joe Biden Laces Into Trump for Fanning ‘Flames of Hate’ " by Katie Glueck, 6/2/2020,  New York Times/ George Floyd Protests  []).

The entire tenor of both the NY Times and NPR reports indicates many of the same presumptions, which apparently underlie Joe Biden's remarks and provide context to all of them.  Part and parcel of all of it is the use and abuse of a term of art, not a legal term,  "peaceful protesters".....  And the dissemination of false narratives concerning alleged ongoing abusive police practices with respect to the handling of such "peaceful protesters".....

Without investigating the reality of anything related to the definition of so-called "peaceful protesters"  ---   being a so-called "peaceful protester" does not convey any particular status or legal protection.....  In fact, the refusal of  "peaceful protesters" to follow lawful instructions by police or other law enforcement officials would render those non-cooperative "peaceful protesters" disorderly lawbreakers, and possibly criminal lawbreakers.

In addition, under the exigent circumstances of riot and incipient rebellion springing up throughout the land, even if there were a special category of people called "peaceful protesters"  ---  such "peaceful protesters" would nonetheless need to be culled by law enforcers from any mob that apparently includes rioters, arsonists, murderers, looters and other assorted seditionists  ---  otherwise, such "peaceful protesters" would interfere in attempts to restore proper law order by such law enforcers.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Biden willing to lead the nation in a "conversation".....

Any process that allows Joseph Biden anywhere near the presidency of these United States is so flawed that it must be changed.....

There can be no conversations about anything before the restoration of lawful and orderly process throughout the land

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Sunday AM shows --- Democrat office holders justifying use of VIOLENCE in pursuit of racial justice throughout America

Same Democrat office holders criticized militarized police using excessive force rightful demonstrators in dealing with a few violent provocateurs trying to hijack the justified demonstrations

The CNN and MSNBC "news" anchors all joined in with express and implied endorsements of what these irresponsible Democrat office holders had to say.....

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

"It's a long, long time from May to [November], but the days grow short...." --- Vito's Joe Biden-like campaign

Since Vito has a mathematical and technical education.....

Here's what seems to have gone on with Vito Bruno and his campaign  lately:

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Unless you count feckless postings on social media, then it's clearly:

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June will soon be bustin' out all over  ---  but will Vito ?????

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Is the sun setting on America and the American People ? --- And did the most recent blow from China make our knees buckle ???

Our American people are fractured and not even clearly identified as a "People" any longer.....

One party is clearly more interested in the World than in America  ---  however, it chooses to ignore much of what is going on in the rest of that World in peddling its world view and program for America in that World

The Democrats' program of  >>> Open and Unprotected Borders <<<  includes allowing the recolonization of parts of the United States by foreign powers like China and Mexico;  and all of the country by Islamic radicals

The battle for the survival of an American People within the borders of these United States is happening as you read these words.....

As of this moment, we are losing that battle  ---  and we aren't close to turning things around.....

The recent virtual shut-down of the American economy was the biggest geo-political and strategic blow to the United States since 1942....  And it was a willingly self-inflicted wound due to major distractions, very poor governmental and civic leadership at all levels, and a misplaced faith in third-rate science and second-rate technology.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Americans are just about ready to go at each others throats.....

Our polity is frayed and the last threads might be at a breaking point  ---  the the republic  ---  this great enterprise in self-government is broken and doesn't look like it can be mended

The war drums are sounding right now  ---  but that's all for show  ---  the real stuff is happening behind the scenes

The winners will be those that are radicalized and ready to up the ante with a quantum leap first  ---  for sure, let's make that the good Americans, who still know what made America great before the SWAMP IN WASHINGTON staged its silent step-by-step "coup" over the last twenty-five, or thirty, or maybe even fifty years

Too many people in this country are now an enemy within.....   
Too many people in this country are now enemies of the real American people.....

As a part of that, the Democrats from Obama on down exposed the game when they tried to destroy the orderly transition of power away from them in January 2017  ---  so far they have failed.....

If the legal system doesn't immediately punish them all, bottom to top,  then the people will need to do it with the right kind of "People's Justice"  ---  THE RIGHT KIND !!!!!  ---  with a hangman's noose for all of them.  Historically,  "Lynch Law" was the LAW of a righteous and outraged citizenry the last time that a small minority unleashed the "Dogs of War" inside THESE UNITED STATES.....

Hopefully, soon a leader will arise that isn't as weak and unfocused as President Trump  ---  who is always open to make a deal  ---  with anybody, even his blood enemies.....

Instead, we need somebody who will do whatever it takes to crush all of our enemies within or without our borders  ---  even if it might include a hundred fifty million people, who some of us might think are "Americans";  when in reality they are "Un-Americans"  ---  and most of them born right here.....


So far "Make America Great Again" has only been a nifty political slogan  ---   the time has come to make it a reality.....

The template is in place  ---  patriots are gathering at state capitals  ---  they are armed and maybe they are ready to respond to that one shot on Lexington Green and that shot will be heard round the nation and then the world.....

Don't let the other side take advantage of this CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 CRISIS  ---  when WE can take advantage of it first  ---  the people are ready, all they need is the RIGHT leadership.....




Tuesday, May 12, 2020

NY Post Editorial all but accuses President Barack Obama of authorizing a COUP against his successor President of the United States

New York daily paper comes out hot and heavy against former President Obama, Cabinet level officials, top government agencies and other key players in a plot to undermine the U.S. Constitution and stymie the will of the American people, as expressed in the 2016 election

Specifically named among the co-conspirators are: Vice President Joseph Biden; Intelligence [Heads] John Brennan and James Clapper; National Security Adviser Susan Rice; FBI Director James Comey; and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates

The editorial piece in today's NY Post is both long and detailed  (See "It looks like President Obama ordered up phony RussiaGate scandal" [entitled: "An Historic Kneecapping" in the print editions of the NY Post of 5/12/2020]  NY Post Editorial Board,  5/11/2020,  NY Post/ Opinion/ Editorial   []).

It is certainly worth a read  ---  see what YOU think.....

It's finally time for everybody to put things like the erstwhile "Russia Probe" and other things like "Cross-fire Hurricane" into their fitting and proper category  ---  and call all of it

>>>  OBAMAGATE  ---  the attempted coup to undermine President Trump and subvert America <<<

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Nicole, is this an example of "COURAGE" -- "OPPORTUNISM" -- OR -- "WASHINGTON'S HEAVY HAND ON YOUR CAMPAIGN" ???

Nicole Malliotakis us seeming to be "all in" with President Trump, and his handling of the Coronavirus COVID-19 situation here in NYC  ---  which can only mean that somebody did some polling in her district..... 

Of course, she might see this moment as her profile in courage.....  [ SEE THE SOCIAL MEDIA POSTING BELOW]


But doesn't this bit:  " ...  Thank you President Trump! "  sound a bit fawning  ---  suggesting  >>>  possibly some arms were twisted <<<  and this is exactly the opposite of a profile in courage

This was her posting as sent or put out today by one of her supporters:

"Nicole Malliotakis for Congress   
Yesterday at 7:43 AM  (on Facebook at  7:43 AM Saturday)                                                                                                   
The Trump Administration’s Project Airbridge program has delivered to NY:
N95 Masks
Surgical Masks
K90 Masks
Surgical Gowns
Face Shields
An additional shipment arrived Friday. Thank you President Trump!…/trump-sends-another-large-shipment-of…/ "

Look for the Seawright Election Case to go all the way to the NYS Court of Appeals

Republicans have promised to take a Manhattan Supreme Court Justice's ruling and order that restored Assemblywoman Rebecca Seawright's name to the ballot up the line to the Appellate Division for the First Department.....

Regardless of the outcome at that level,  the case will very likely go to the New York State Court of Appeals almost as a matter of course under the circumstances of this case

If the App. Div. reverses the court below it will result in the NYS Courts' removing a sitting Member of the Assembly from the ballot,  and  >>>  that is a very significant "political" intervention by the courts, which should be reviewed at least once <<<  

If the App. Div. sustains the ruling and order of Justice Carol Edmead, it would likely result in a  "split in the Departments" of the NYS Courts  ---  which would cry out for resolution by the Court of Appeals

Oddly, there has not been a lot of coverage of this case.....   There was the NY Post article (See "Judge reinstates Rebecca Seawright as assembly candidate in COVID-19 ballot case  by Priscilla DeGregory & Carl Campanile, 5/8/2020,  NY Post/ Metro   []). And there was another reported piece from Spectrum News  (See "Upper East Side Assembly Members Win Court Challenges Over Primary Ballots" by Emily Ngo,  5/8/2020,  Spectrum1/  NY1 News/ 2020 NYC Elections        []);  and nothing beyond that on the internet search engines.Upper East Side Assembly Members Win Court Challenges Over Primary BallotsUpper East Side Assembly Members Win Court Challenges Over Primary BallotsUpper East Side Assembly Members Win Court Challenges Over Primary Ballots

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Is Bishop Scharfenberger trying to pull a fast one in Buffalo ???

The Buffalo Diocese is the most-named defendant in claims filed under the NYS Child Victims Act ---  facing more than 250 legal actions for damages due to past sexual abuse by priests and others 

Advocates for survivors of sexual abuse denounced the Buffalo Diocese earlier this week after the diocese, temporarily headed by Albany's Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, who is formerly from the Brooklyn Diocese,  moved forward with two legal filings that victims advocates say aggravates the victims' experiences,  and also could allow the Buffalo Diocese to dodge consequences for decades of alleged abuse and cover-up

According to a recent report in the Albany Times Union, by Kayla Harris, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo is facing push back for seeking federal funding relief in sex abuse cases brought under the New York State  Child Victims Act, which was passed and implemented last year  (See "Buffalo Diocese facing backlash for seeking federal funds, relief in CVA cases) by Kayla Harris, 5/6/2020,  Albany Times Union/ News    []).  

Kayla Harris' article went on to say that  ".....  The most recent filing on Tuesday was a lawsuit against the federal Small Business Administration for denying the diocese's application for relief under the CARES Act because of its ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. It followed a separate legal action on Saturday in bankruptcy court, in which the diocese argued that all cases filed against the institution under the state's Child Victims Act, including those that also name local parishes and schools, should be permanently suspended...."  

A spokesperson for the Buffalo Diocese said that,  in reference to the proceeding in bankruptcy court, suspending all pending cases would allow the diocese to negotiate settlements "without the distraction of piecemeal litigation" and would also make the payouts more equitable for all survivors, not just those who filed first.  "While the process continues, any lawsuits against the diocese are halted to allow the diocese and its creditors to come to agreement on settlement terms," he said. "The action that the diocese recently filed is intended to provide the same 'breathing spell' for parishes, schools and other Catholic entities in the hopes of achieving a global resolution." 

A lawyer for several if the victims said the filing was an "unnecessary legal tactic (that) is insensitive to survivors of child sexual abuse who have already been deeply harmed by the abuse they suffered, as well as by the actions and in-actions of top diocesan officials."

Sunday, May 3, 2020


I just published the "Response" below to a pro-Nicole Malliotakis comment-maker on another thread on this blog

The time has come to "bell the cat" of Nicole Malliotakis and her campaign for congress that seems to be one of  "all lying -- all the time"  ---  this time it's about:  cutting taxes for seniors,  increasing funding for police, and providing more money for first responders

Here's what I said in my earlier response on that other thread:



This statement is patently false in all respects >>> "Nicole cut taxes for seniors increased funding for police and increased money for first responders." <<<

Nicole Malliotakis never held a position in her entire career in politics wherein she had either the authority or even the leverage to accomplish any of those falsely claimed achievements.

Perhaps Nicole and her advisors in the Conservative Party believe that 'wishing it were so' or aspirational goals count as achievements --- THEY DO NOT --- especially when year after year after year Conservative-supported legislators like Nicole cooperated in bigger and bigger NYS budgets, gimmicked budget allocations, and employed revenue schemes that effectively moved things in the opposite direction on all the fronts mentioned by "ANONYMOUS SAID... AT 6:55 AM".....

In fact, if Governor Andrew Cuomo were to make the claim that he '... cut taxes for seniors increased funding for police and increased money for first responders....' --- he would have a stronger moral basis to make the claim than Nicole.....

Morally lower than Andy Cuomo, that's pretty bad --- and that is exactly where Nicole Malliotakis is right now."

Monday, April 27, 2020

Let's make this very clear --- if there is one person in America that has "BLOOD ON HIS HANDS" in this whole Coronavirus Pan-scramble it is ANDREW CUOMO

It's all there in black and white  ---  and blood red

All the overreach and failure of the "listening to the medical experts" and  "following the science" crap that have been used to justify robbing America of its right to really LIVE AND PROSPER in spite of any purported "CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC" is brought home in a very simple to understand journalist indictment of Andrew Cuomo

Michael Goodwin didn't use the term  "BLOOD ON HIS HANDS"  ---   However,  it's all there in his excellent  >>> opinion piece <<<  in yesterday's Sunday NY Post and it's entitled "Nursing Home Shame" in the print edition of the Post.....

Although it is an  >>> opinion piece <<<   it is fully of facts   ---  And for many people, it's NEWS about one of the left wing heroes of the current killing lock down of America, Andrew Cuomo

You don't need to take my word for it  ---  but please,  heed Michael Goodwin  (See "State lacked common sense in nursing homes coronavirus approach: Goodwin"  by Michael Goodwin, 4/25/2020,  NY Post/ Opinion  []).....

This is the stick for right thinking Republicans to beat the Dems and their hard left, pro-Dem MSM allies until figuratively their brains and blood are all over the place  ---  the time has come to "paint a jakes" with them.....

Monday, April 20, 2020

A scandal is brewing and it involves NY Governor Andy Cuomo and the Operators of Nursing Homes in New York State

Under cover of the COVID-19 pan-scramble nursing homes in New York State were given sweeping immunity from lawsuits, except in very stringent circumstances  ---  those protections against law suits cover such clearly negligent circumstances as woeful  >>> UNDERSTAFFING <<< 

Andy Cuomo did the operators of NYS nursing homes' dirty work, first by an Executive Order, and then by legislation buried in the NYS Budget Bill,  which passed most of what was in Cuomo's order into law

The very high death rates in nursing homes from the COVID-19 Coronavirus are about to blow up as a national scandal....

Governor Cuomo and his friends among the nursing home operators saw all of this coming   ---   and one of the first things that Cuomo did when they saw the pandemic coming, and who it was likely to hit the hardest, was to protect his friends in the nursing home industry,  ie. the  >>> owner-operators <<<

A recent article in the Albany Times-Union by Robert Gavin is an interesting  puff piece about Governor Cuomo's protecting caregivers and staff from suits during the emergency that completely missed the point where it came to what lawsuits against nursing homes are all about (See "Pandemic leads to 'unthinkable' in medical malpractice in NY" by Robert Gavin, 4-19-20,  Albany Times-Union/  News   []).

Nursing home suits are aimed at the owner-operators not the staffs and caregivers.  Nursing home operators are not "Good Samaritans" at all  ---  nothing close to it.  They are emotionally detached real estate speculators,  who will cut costs at every turn, irrespective of life and death consequences,  until it's time to flip the property.  Oh !!!  And they are big political donors.....

The recent story out of New Jersey is illustrative of how bad these jokers can be.  Do to a tip, some-teen number of COVID-19 patients' bodies were found in a storage container at a New Jersey nursing home  ---  their excuse was that they were too busy to call the local coroner.  Well, well, well !!!  I'm sure there is literally some other skulduggery afoot; and that scam might be discovered sooner rather than later,  if my hunch is right.