Friday, February 28, 2020

Is this the future of the Roman Catholic Church in New York and the rest of the U.S.A. ???

Financial bankruptcy following years of moral bankruptcy in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, New York.....

Former right hand man to accused pedophile Bishop of Brooklyn Nicholas DiMarzio, Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, announced the bankruptcy filing this morning ---  following through on his BIG LIE, worthy of Nazi spokesperson Joseph Goebbels in December 2019:  "Whatever we do has to be done in a way that puts victims first...."  (while at the same time acknowledging that bankruptcy could freeze the victims' attempts at fair and just compensation through civil litigation)  “We want to look at all of those things, and then that might be the best way to go.”

The Albany Times Union has reported that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo, which is temporarily being administered by Brooklyn Bishop DiMarzio's former consiglieri and sex abuse fixer and now the Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, filed for bankruptcy Friday morning as that little piece of the gigantic Catholic puzzle tries to deal with hundreds of lawsuits alleging decades of child sexual abuse, and in the case of Buffalo, well-documented cover-ups  (See "Buffalo Diocese files for bankruptcy after hundreds of sex abuse claims  --  Albany Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger has led the diocese since December" by Cayla Harris, 2/28/2020,  Albany Times Union/ News [].

This is the second New York State diocese to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy – which allows for the reorganization of assets instead of outright liquidation. Previously, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester similarly filed for bankruptcy in September of 2019. This decision by the Diocese of Buffalo was largely anticipated, because the Buffalo diocese was facing more than 250 lawsuits, filed in the past six months alleging sexual abuse. The Catholic Church's Buffalo Diocese has emerged as the most-named single defendant in New York State in "Child Victims Act" cases.

Since August in New York State, the "Child Victims Act" opened a one-year window temporarily eliminating the statute of limitations for civil cases involving sex crimes. Since then, more than 1,600 cases have been filed statewide, many of them disclosing decades-old allegations.

Monday, February 24, 2020

This Brooklyn State Senate nomination is going to blow up --- and the fallout will blanket Staten Island

When Bob Woodward mentions that you've dealt coke to John Belushi  ---  that's not a good thing for a Republican Conservative candidate  ---  that's also not a good thing for anybody running on the same ticket as the reputed drug pusher;  ie., for anybody running for Congress from Brooklyn and Staten Island

It's time for the Brooklyn GOP to cut its losses fast


However,  maybe I'm all wrong about this.

What do you think ?????

Friday, February 21, 2020

As far as Bob Capano is concerned, Vito Bruno is the best man to run against Democrat State Senator Andrew Gounardes

One of the most important and influential members of the Brooklyn GOP  ---  Bob Capano  ---  has issued a public statement of support for the GOP nominee to take on State Senator Andy Gounardes

I remain skeptical.....  I have made my reasons quite clear in several past postings on this blog as to why I think that Vito Bruno is far from an ideal GOP/ Conservative Party candidate  ---  but I ain't got no dog in the fight, so mum's the word..... 

According to Bob Capano,  "Vito Bruno is an outstanding choice and a fresh, new voice that is needed to bring common sense back to Albany. Local residents are fed up with the decline on their streets including more crime thanks to bail reform passed by Democrats, including Andrew Gounardes [,  who] has failed to realize that our community is not down with the radical far-left agenda that thinks plastic bags are more dangerous than career criminals...." 

Bob Capano is  a Bay Ridge resident, who is helping to lead a new citywide Urban Reform GOP Coalition along with Guardian Angels founder and radio talk show host Curtis Sliwa. 

Bob Capano is also well known for his long-time service in and for the Brooklyn GOP.   In addition to having been a 2017 GOP City Council candidate and running against Justin Brannan in the 2017 general election,  Bob worked for former >>> Brooklyn <<<  Republican Members of Congress Bob Turner and Vito Fossella. 

At this time, I think that the less I might say about Vito Bruno would be better for everybody involved.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Does former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg know that he is running for a nomination in the 21st Century Democrat Party ?

At the LV Nevada Democrat Debate,  and couching his argument  as one about "win-ability," Mike Bloomberg finally got around to saying that some of Bernie Sanders' proposals are just like Communism; and they'll all fail like Communism

Bernie Sanders and Liz Warren immediately raised objections to Bloomberg for using that characterization  ---  Bernie calling it a "cheap shot" and insisting that he's a "Democratic Socialist" and always has been

Meanwhile, Chris Matthews described Bloomberg as "bleeding" and not being able to  "stop the bleeding".....

Bloomberg's debate presentation was spotty at best  ---    he clearly showed that he really is a newcomer to the whole process  ---  and he isn't nearly ready for prime time

Mike Bloomberg was able to score a few points by not looking like he supports some of the most radical reform and liberal ideas being pushed by Bernie Sanders.  On the other hand, several of the other Dem candidates and NBC/Telemundo panelists kept Bloomberg tied up in knots over issues like "stop 'n' frisk" and his personal treatment of female staff, as well as fostering a hostile work environment for women working as well.

Mike needs to up his game in one quick hurry,  because if he doesn't,  he'll see that it gets late very early in this Democrat Party selection process.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Liam ! Liam !! Liam !!! Whatever are you going on about now ?????

If Liam McCabe were a true conservative, he'd leave property owners alone,  and stop trying to "Nanny" them to death.....

If those new to the area need to make their one- and two-family homes into rooming-house-density housing structures, then they should be allowed to do it  ---  whatever the structure will bear, whatever the traffic demands

Also,  there was another  >>> MERE MENTION <<<  that Liam is a "challenger" to Andrew Gounardes in the article about "...Illegal Home Conversions..." that appeared in the Kings County Politics blog earlier today

Did Liam make his big announcement and did I miss it ???   I think it's just another Liam McCabe "Groundhog Day" event,  with a feckless stunt about housing thrown in.....

This is the strangest roll out of a candidacy that I have ever seen (See "McCabe Makes Illegal Home Conversions Issue in Gounardes Challenge"  by Amanda Salazar,  2/18/2020,  Kings County Politics/ Housing   []).

This is also a very badly done puff piece  ---  it makes Liam look like an old time liberal Democrat busybody, and at the same time, a scene stealing young actor in a self-produced play in which he is the star.....

Does anybody, anywhere believe that Liam gives three flying figs about illegal house conversions ???

Sunday, February 16, 2020

TRIUMPH OF THE WILL --- Air Force One's landing in Daytona is a prelude to a majestic moment inside the stands of NASCAR's greatest showplace, The Daytona Speedway

One of the reasons Trump gets America is that Trump gets NASCAR.....

Daytona is America for the next thousand years  ---  If you don't think so, then watch "Ford v Ferrari" very closely  ---  It's Daytona first,  then Le Mans.....

Never forget, Daytona is at the beginning of the I-4 corridor  (the furthest to the Northeast, but the deepest South and the westest West) ---  but it is so much more than that  ---  it's an epi-phenomenon of the history of the American nation as the dominant nation on earth  ---  a nation that can be the best at anything it wants to be (btw, Cape Canaveral is just down the coast, less than an hour away by car)

Now, let me hear an "AMEN !" or at least a couple of "BIJINGOS !!!"

Galewyn Massey knows all this in his bones, because he lives in Ormond Beach, the real "Birthplace of Speed" and the immediate predecessor to Daytona's racing scene  ---  the original races and record high speed test runs were done on that beach near the border between Ormond and Daytona  ---  and right down the block from Galewyn Massey's house, the place from which GM watched one of the last launches of the Space Shuttle standing on his front porch..

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Okay, it's time for a "Revival" of that great show and floating big-tent mission --- the 2017 GOP Primary

Now, it's time for those grand old men of the Grand Old Party to take their minstrel show back into the hustings  of Southwest Brooklyn  ---  and do reruns of their fabled 2017 races for the City Council 

So quick,  print up those petitions for the GOP line for the State Senate, it'll be "The Greatest Show on Earth"  ---  Don't forget Phineus Taylor Barnum was an elected Republican state legislator as well as a great showman

Both Bob Capano and Liam McCabe appear to be fully rehabbed and well rested  ---  Liam from all his demons and Bob from his search for intimacy in the context of a third party affair with Curtis of the funny red hats  ---  and don't forget Johnny "Q,"  that PR showman,  fresh off his most recent stint as barker for the Nicky Mars Show

Come on guys, the Brooklyn Republican Party needs to see and hear from you guys doing your greatest hits of 2017, and whatever new song and dance numbers you've been working on these last three years.  (It's hard to believe how the time has gone by so fast !!!)

Who knows, maybe there will even be room enough for Vito Bruno to strut his stuff  ---  after all, after dark, he is already a showman on a monumental scale,  with ALL that it entails  ---  remember this great hit  "...  it's all about bi-sexuality...".

Monday, February 10, 2020

An epi-phenomenon of Republican dissatisfaction with Nicole Malliotakis

A man in the street-type, Republican on Staten Island, with a city job and a wife and a house and kids, thinks that Nicole Malliotakis is not a fit GOP candidate for congress  ---  so much so, that he wants to run against her in a GOP primary ASAP

He has no real money yet, but he already has an election lawyer and will be talking to a consultant team later today  ---   and very astutely, he has reached out to me and my blog.....

From little acorns might oaks grow; so, who knows !!!.

A sign of things to come.....

Accused pedophile Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio (a/k/a Godfather Bishop Nicky Mars) and his former Brooklyn consigliere Bishop Edward Scharfenberger got some more bad news last week  ---  although some might think it's a good thing for the overall cover-up of some of what made things blow up in the Buffalo Diocese in the first place

The separately incorporated (please take note; the Catholic Church will be saying that a lot, and with increasing prayerful reverence, as this pedophile crisis continues to unfold) Christ the King Seminary in the Dioceses of Buffalo is closing its doors  >>>  for financial reasons, under all of the circumstances now existing in the Diocese of Buffalo, according to Bishop Scharfenberger  

It is an ill wind that blows no good  ---  One of the things that blew up on the recently-fired Buffalo Bishop Malone's watch was a sex scandal at Buffalo's Christ the King Seminary involving a "love triangle" between two seminarians and a priest instructor  ---  so, closing the seminary down fast cleans up that mess quickly, without any more bad stuff coming out of it

Christ the King Seminary is a "separately incorporated" apostolate of the Buffalo diocese, which has blown up big time during the past year. Bishop Richard Malone resigned his leadership of the diocese in December 2019, after a Vatican-ordered apostolic visitation, or investigation into Malone’s leadership by Brooklyn's Bishop DiMarzio.  Most of that inquiry was into the mishandling of pedophile cases and the clergy accused of sexual misconduct.  A big part of DiMarzio's investigations involved Bishop Malone's handling of  multiple sex scandals emanating from the Diocese of Buffalo's Christ the King Seminary.

The move to close the seminary was announced two months after Bishop Edward Scharfenberger of Albany was appointed to be the temporary apostolic administrator of the diocese.  Before being made the Bishop of Albany, NY,  Edward Scharfenberger was DiMarzio's main man in keeping a lid on the pedophilia problem in the Diocese of Brooklyn.

In a February 4th  press release, the Buffalo diocese announced  that Bishop Scharfenberger was forming a committee   >>>  “to ‘re-imagine’ and provide specific recommendations as to how priestly formation will continue for seminarians of the Diocese of Buffalo, while also providing ongoing education in pastoral ministry and theological training for lay women and men, as well as for those seeking ordination to the permanent diaconate.”

Also in the February 4th release by the Buffalo Diocese was this:  “Over the past 10 years, Christ the King Seminary has experienced an operating deficit, amounting to $500,000 on average annually.  In some years, the Seminary has been the recipient of extraordinary financial gifts which have served to offset the operating deficit, but which cannot be relied upon year-over-year....   The Members of the Corporation of the Seminary have determined that it is not responsible from a fiscal standpoint to continue to operate with such a structural deficit that requires extraordinary support to sustain operations....” 

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Meanwhile John Quaglione has pretty much declared he's alright shilling for his boss, an accused pedophile while a priest, and a much accused facilitator of pedophiles as a bishop

John Quaglione's Facebook photo of the Godfather Bishop Nicky Mars, all dressed up in his funny outfit at the Cathedral Club Dinner clearly shows that Quags is on the side of the pedophiles and not the children that he is duty-bound to protect

A friend recently asked me, "So what, if it will be bankruptcy, are they going to take the churches, the schools and the hospitals ?"  ---  Well, actually, no !  ---  People like DiMarzio will sell those things off,  and give a chunk of the proceeds to settle the lawsuits of only some of three whole generations of priestly pedophile victims  ---  of course there will be lots of loot and boot left over; and a lot of it it will miraculously disappear  ---  unless, possibly, there is a strong court-appointed special master, administrator, receiver (not the 9/11 guy, Kenneth Feinberg, he's already too tainted by this crop of bishops)

Bishop Edward Scharfenberger, formerly consiglieri to the Godfather Bishop Nicky Mars in Brooklyn, now Bishop of Albany and Vatican appointed overseer of the Diocese of Buffalo, recently said that all of Catholic Charities' assets were safe because they were separately held by separately  incorporated entities.  There is a far better chance that the whole corrupt Catholic Church floating crap game gets the full R.I.C.O. treatment than the corporate veils between the various failing Roman Catholic dioceses and their right arm Catholic Charities cons remain un-pierced. Because of all the government funding, there should be lots more government oversight as well.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Another one bites the dust --- the 2020 vintage "Never Trumpers" are failing and falling away

In case you missed it:  JOE WALSH IS OUT of the GOP primary and caucuses sweepstakes against President Donald Trump  

Tell the truth, how many of you knew that there even was a "Joe Walsh" running against the President in any of the GOP pre-convention contests ?  ---  And for bonus points, who can name the candidate still running against Trump for the GOP nomination in 2020 ???

I'll give you the answer to the last question first:  Former Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld  is now the only Republican primary candidate still challenging Trump for the nomination.

Joe Walsh is a latter day conservative Republican congressman, who suffers from a very bad case of Trump derangement syndrome. 

In his withdrawal from the presidential race, Walsh has said he would support any Democrat nominee against the re-election of Donald Trump. That includes the admitted socialist,  Bernie Sanders, who is also a romanticist of Soviet style communism.  

All of this is strange, but none of it is funny.  It looks like something Pope Benedict has been reported as describing at least once  ---  "It's a German joke, it doesn't have to be funny."

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

The Democrat side of the Iowa Caucuses --- WTF !!!

Even the coverage of the caucuses shambles is a shambles.....

What's going on ?  ---  And why  ???

There are plenty of questions, and so far, no really good answers.

Who's up, who's down, who's in, who's out, who's to blame; and  is this going to be repeated in other Democrat caucuses and primaries going forward ?????

Somebody needs to call somebody in Russia to get the straight scoop and to help straighten this out.