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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Can't Wait

Just can't wait to hear the Democrats spin on this one.

The Democrats, who have absolutely vilified Senator Espada for a month now, have a handshake deal to make him Senate majority leader.

This event comes after Governor Paterson unconstitutionally hired hit-man Richard Ravitch, who was appointed to Lt. Governor to tip the scales. Even the states top attorney Andrew Cuomo declined to defend Paterson's move.

Now you know why Albany is described as a cesspool of political dysfunction.

Here are a couple of interesting things to watch for; will the Democrats hold a leadership, which essentially would prove the Republican's vote was valid and will the Democrats continue with their "power sharing" ideas? Or is "equal" just something you put in your coffee!


Dan Francis said...

The spin, and be assured there will be plenty (from both sides) will follow this scenario, I believe.

1. "Look what I did to help solve this mess.... yada, yada, yada, yap, yap, etc."

2. "Together we are moving forward and that was my goal from day one, yada, yada, yada, yap, yap, etc."

3. "Everything I said and did up to this point has been for you and your concerns back home, yada, yada, yada, yap, yap, etc."

4. "As we move forward on important issues and head towards the next election, I want you to know that I'll always be there for you and I ask for your continued support to keep me in office to fight for you on important issues - I still have lots to do for you, yada, yada, yada, yap, yap, etc."

Folks back home will fall for it, too. Why?

"When one stands for nothing, it's easy to fall for everything."

IMHO. Lest, We Forget ...

— dmf

Dan Francis said...

My last note on this Gov. picked the new Lt.Gov aspect - from Fred Dicker... the voice of reason, I guess?

Dicker Says Paterson is Wrong

Now, we have to wait and see.
But, maybe turncoat Espada will fix things, you think? A lot is riding on his "return" to the flock (and I hope I spelled 'flock' correctly - kids may read this forum)?

— dmf

Anonymous said...

Now that the Repugs are out of power again... after 40 years of being in power..., the NY State is now a "cesspool of political dysfunction", except when the Repuks were in power.
PIV, tell us again, why we read your insane ravings every day ????

Anonymous said...

"Now you know why.....". Now we know? Nothing that happened starting with the Republican coup told us? Nothing that has happened in the last forty years tells us anything? This all power crap and your party as well as mine has been involved. "Now you know why...". I knew a long time before "now".

Dan Francis said...

SeƱor Espada comes back, says he's sorry as everyone standing along side and behind him shakes their head in complete unison and total agreement -


They're all Compadres again, right?

— dmf

Anonymous said...

All 62 look like idiot, including our own Darrel Aubertine. To bad that everyone thinks he is so great.

I say replace them all. Starting with Skelos, Libous, Espada, Monseratte, and AUBERTINE.

Earthbob said...


Watch our illustrious Senators at work.

Anonymous said...

Dear Democrat Senate staffers wasting my money posting here:

Please stop with the "republican 40 yrs in power" crap. Democrats have controlled the Assembly as long as I can remember and we've had both democrat and republican governers throughout the 40 year span you speak of. A Democrat troika has been in absolute power in NY for 6 months and in this short time we residents have gotten the largest tax increase in NY history, out of control spending increases, more backroom(door) deals, 3 bosses (down from 5) and drug dealers can now easily get jobs in schools to push their poison on our kids.

You guys and your a$$hole bosses have just about destroyed NY in 6 freakin months!

Thanks for nothing! Go back to your do nothing, no-show, bulls*** jobs we all pay you for and quit effing around on these blogs on company time.

At least pretend you serve some kind of purpose to the people of New York. Now get back to damn work and do something, anything, other than screw over us real workers who can't take your crap any longer.

Anonymous said...

Who doesnt spin...they are all scum bags...stop acting like the republicans are any better and would have done any differently...Dems won this shady and pointless battle...go cry yourself to sleep IV.

Dan Francis said...

This is long, but I want to say it here and other places loud and clear:

To the people of NYS:

Help stop this madness and help put a stop to the abuse of office and power by our elected officials in Albany:

The newly-appointed Sen. Majority Leader, Sen. Espada, now in charge of the DEMS and NYS Senate, says ”It was never about power - it was about empowerment.”

Excuse my French: But, that's a load of horsesh*t. Many also say:

1. It was not a power struggle.

2. It was just sort of a misunderstanding – a family feud of sorts.

I say: They are dead wrong.

It was about lies, deceit, blackmail, corruption, malfeasance and nonfeasance of office, abuse of the public trust, and a whole lot of quid pro quo (favors on top of favors in the end) just to stay in office and in power.

For anyone to believe otherwise is to be narrow minded, completely biased, a rabid partisan who is blind to reality, and ignorant of the facts and motivation of those who say they serve the people.

My friends, it is a heluva lot worse than that, and it is NOT “politics as usual.”

To allow them to get away with this with press conferences and press releases and sweet talking back home is to surrender all that is right and just and fair about our government.

To allow all this to stand with simply political sound bytes aimed at appeasement is nothing more than a load of crap. It goes against every principle of common sense and common decency that a concerned citizen should keep forefront and paramount at all times in a free and democratic society that we claim we are part of.

I’m madder than Hell and I hope it shows. I also hope you are, too – at both sides – all 62 of them in the NYS Senate – kick them all out, and never let them forget, never.

— Dan Francis

Dan Francis said...

The bull I forewarned was coming - here's a sample:

ALBANY, N.Y., July 9, 2009 — Statement from Senator Darrel J. Aubertine:

"Today’s announcement means that we will move critical pieces of legislation to protect jobs, help our local governments and access stimulus money for education and housing."

"I remain committed to putting the needs of the people ahead of politics and that means every resident in this state no matter who represents them in the Senate."

"This does not change the fact that moving forward we need to continue working to correct the inequities of the last 40 years. An agreement to share resources must be resolved.”

— get the hip boots out.

Anonymous said...

I'm no Senate staffer. I'll stop with the 40 years retorts when you face up to the facts that the problems didn't start last January.

Anonymous said...

Problems may not have started last January, but there is no reason to continue to trend toward destruction.

Your "leaders" in the Democrat party care about NYC and NYC only. Watch when the Farm Workers bill comes to a vote - Senate Ag Chair Aubertine has influenced NO ONE and his conference will pass that bill which will destroy all farming in NYS. He is Chairman in name only and for political reasons only.

While perhaps you didn't start the fire, it is every New Yorkers responsibility to help put it out.

Anonymous said...

All this reminds me of this - it's a keeper:

"I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed-down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either.”
~ Frank Zehr

Anonymous said...

"I wouldn't call it fascism exactly,
"I would call it marxism exactly, Or communism maybe.

Anonymous said...

Danny, next year you should primary Aubertine.
I think i speak for almost everyone on this blog that I look forward to seeing that do nothing Aubertine(as you so often eloquently put it) kick your ass up and down the north country. What will your excuse be then? Blame the system?
Attack the party leadership?
Or just tell the voters how ignorant they are for voting for Aubertine?

Anonymous said...

What is the difference between Marxism and Capitalism? Under Marxism, Man exploits man, and under Capitalism it's the other way around.

Dan Francis said...

Anon 3:32: I appreciate your support.

Anonymous said...

What is the difference between Marxism and Capitalism? Under Marxism, Man exploits man, and under Capitalism it's the other way around.

July 11, 2009 6:31 AM

Marxism : The economic, social, political, pseudo-scientific philosophy, theory, belief, or system based on the works of Karl Marx of Germany. The theory seeks the elimination of the notion of private property in order to gain control of the economic "means of production" by taking it from the bourgeois (the wealthy or propertied class) for the benefit of the proletariat (working class.) His philosophy of history was called "historical materialism" in which his goal was to bring about the end of history, by means of an eventual perfect, classless, utopian society he called Communism.

Capitalism: Unlike Marxism and/or Socialism and/or Communism, Capitalism is purely an Economic system, not a Government or Governing system, and requires a market to be free and unhindered by government interference. History proves that it works most efficiently and profitably under Representative Government. Capitalism is not planned or organized or controlled; it is something that naturally "happens" when and where men are free and the market place is open.

It is the economic system that emphasizes the right to private property and in which the means of production are privately owned and operated. In a Capitalist system, the investment of capital and the production and distribution of various commodities, goods and services are accomplished in an open and free market.

Prices are just naturally and automatically determined in the free market, and they float in accordance with the natural laws of supply and demand.

Those who invest capital at their own risk expect to make profit or loss on the investment. Wages or salary is paid for labor; wages or salary and other on-going expenses reduce profit margins.

Anonymous said...

8:58- nice try. we haven't had a free market, and we haven't had a noninterfering gov't. And the stimulus under Bush(!!!) was to bail out the investors, not the blue collar homeowners. In fact, Bob Ney got a bill passed that prevented several states from passing predatory lending restrictions. If you want Capitalism, just give up your social security, medicaid, corn payments, ethanol subsidies, mortgage interest deduction, and pay cash for everything. Then come back and tell us how it is. Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Mr Francis, I ain't votin for ya. Take it to the bank. Your too willing to pick a fight.

Anonymous said...

8:58 Exactly. Under Marxism, Man exploits man, and under Capitalism it's the other way around. You can say it many different ways, but the ends always justify the means.

Anonymous said...

8:58- nice try. we haven't had a free market, and we haven't had a noninterfering gov't. And the stimulus under Bush(!!!)
exactly: so how can the new dems rant capitalism has failed when it is they that strive to destroy it? I agree bush has a hand in this but it went wild in 2006 when the dems took control of the house.Now we are going down in a hurry,which is what they want. This stupidity has to stop or this country will be no more.All our senators want to do is fight over who gets the comfy chair, They all need to go!

Dan Francis said...

Anon 10:12 - I'm too willing to "pick a fight" on your behalf, too, I presume you meant to say?

How novel: someone in Congress willing to pick a fight for a cause that has meaning for the people he/she represents back home.

What a novel idea?

~ dmf

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