Thursday, January 31, 2008

EDITORIAL WORTH READING

We are going back on our promise that this week would be a Super Bowl "only" posting week because today we stumbled upon an outstanding editorial worth printing here on our blog site.

Mr. Sanchez, Editor/Publisher of The Queens Ledger has written an editorial so that the layman can better understand the recent decision by Judge Sheri Roman dismissing the August 2007 Grand Jury indictment of Councilman Dennis Gallagher. The editorial is very matter of fact, without bias and free of prejudice. Mr. Sanchez effectively dissects Judge Roman's decision in order for the reader to understand her reasoning and the facts that led to the dismissal of the charges.

The Patriots would like to congratulate and commend Mr. Sanchez for a thought provoking and poignant editorial.

Here is the editorial:

After being furnished with the 26-page decision by Judge Sheri Roman dismissing the August 2007 Grand Jury indictment of Councilman Dennis Gallagher on rape charges in a July 2007 incident, we figured it might better serve our readers to search through the document and detail the "technicalities" by which the judge made her decision to let Gallagher's legal team win this round.

To our surprise, the decision read more like a page-turning crime tale, packed with courtroom grandstanding, abuse of power, and a prosecutor's courtroom audition for a role on a "Movie of the Week."

Judge Roman chided Assistant District Attorney Kenneth Applebaum with phrases like "bias," "ignored jurors requests," "bold prejudice," and "breached his duties as a quasi-judicial court officer." It is quite fascinating reading, even for your average layman. It is, in fact, available for perusal on line. According to legal experts we spoke with, a ruling like this is not typical at all.

Whether or not you believe all you have read in our local papers about the charges brought against the councilman, while reading this decision it is difficult not to imagine yourself as one of the jurors hearing the case. Jurors who asked for help in an effort to better understand the line of questioning were told by an officer of the court (who is also the prosecuting attorney), "What do you need a judge for? I'll answer your questions. That is my answer."

Then when other jurors voiced concerns about the pertinence of certain lines of questioning, they were told their complaint would be taken up later. One can plainly see why Judge Roman dismissed the case – not on technicalities, but on what she branded "bold prejudice," in the Grand Jury room. Apparently, it is in the best interest of justice that if jurors or counsel asks for a ruling by a judge, it is standard operating procedure to grant their wish. Not in that courtroom, however.

The very reason it is standard procedure to allow requests for a judge to give rulings to a Grand Jury is because there is no judge in the courtroom and the prosecuting attorney is given the duty as the quasi-judicial officer, trusted by the people and the courts to operate the proceedings fairly. Jurors are not so familiar with the proceedings and are a bit intimidated by their surroundings, so with an aggressive, intimidating prosecutor - which by all accounts Applebaum was that day - then what you get is a jury that feels intimidated into falling in line.

Applebaum crossed the line – a line he is well aware of – a line which attorneys like him face every day.

But the real story still begs one question - why?

We can't answer that question – only Applebaum and Queens District Attorney Richard Brown can.

According to Judge Roman, statements made by the members of the jury themselves were ignored by Applebaum. In fact, one juror asked, "How do we get a judge in here?" Applebaum reportedly became offensive, asking, "For what purpose? What are your questions about? Tell me!" In Judge Roman's words, the team led by Applebaum, "…not only created just a substantial risk of prejudicing the jury against Gallagher, it in fact created a bold prejudice."

Talk about Applebaum and the district attorney being the judge and jury! This prosecutor abused his power and made a mockery out of the whole case. Furthermore, when another juror wouldn't let abandon the idea of getting a real judge in the room, Applebaum became pretty unwound, stating to the juror, "That is your answer, okay?"

So why would Kenneth Applebaum, an assistant district attorney under Brown, step over the line so blatantly? Why was his bias against Gallagher so obvious to the Grand Jury (supported by the Supreme Court judge), but not to Applebaum himself or his boss?

The prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse team case was so intent on proving their guilt, he, too, crossed the line. In fact, he actually made things up.

This case reeks of an assistant DA looking to make a name for himself with reckless abandon. Would he be so passionate if Gallagher were a Democrat, would he be so passionate if Gallagher were not term-limited out of the City Council in 2009?

These are some of the questions that we have here.

Throughout the 26-page ruling it is clearly obvious that Applebaum and his team were, well, as the judge put it, "…unprofessional and [it is] improper conduct for a prosecutor to express his personal belief as to the truth of falsity of any testimony." In doing so, he makes himself an unsworn witness, supporting his case by his own veracity and position.

Judge Roman called the line of questioning "interrogation."

We don't presume to know of Gallagher's guilt or innocence on the charges, but it seems clear that there are people in the District Attorney's office that will do anything to get him convicted.

Top Ten Greatest Upsets in Sports

1. The Miracle on Ice
"Do you believe in miracles?" asked Al Michaels, and everyone did after
the U.S beat the Soviet Union 4-3 in the medal round of the 1980 Winter Olympics. The Soviets, who had won eight of the previous nine Olympic gold medals, had blown away the American college kids 10-3 in a pre-tournament exhibition just days before.

2. Super Bowl III
Joe Namath guaranteed victory at poolside, and the Jets shocked the Colts 16-7, striking a blow for AFL equality and laying the groundwork for the NFL merger.

3. Villanova stuns Georgetown
The eighth-seeded Wildcats shot 78.6 percent (making 22 of 28 field-goal attempts) -- including 90 percent (9-for-10) in the second half -- to stun defending NCAA champion Georgetown and Patrick Ewing 66-64 in the 1985 NCAA finals.

4. Buster Douglas KOs Mike Tyson
The weight-challenged journeyman was a 42-to-1 underdog against the undefeated Tyson. But when the smoke had cleared on Feb. 10, 1990, in Tokyo Japan, the "baddest man on the planet" was lying on his back, and his heavyweight championship belt was missing.

5. Upset hands Man O' War his only loss
Man O' War is generally considered (with Secretariat) one of the two best racehorses ever. But when 100-to-1 shot Upset handed Man O' War the only loss of his career in the Sanford Memorial in 1919, he coined a sports expression for an underdog beating a vastly superior foe.

6. Nuggets embarrass Sonics in 1994 NBA playoffs
Who can forget the image of Dikembe Mutombo lying on his back, kicking his feet in pure joy, after Denver knocked off Seattle in the first round of the playoffs, the first No. 8 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed? Denver had been blown out in the first two games of the five-game series, but rallied to win the last three, including Game 5 in overtime.

7. Jack Fleck wins the 1955 U.S. Open
A total unknown, Fleck beat Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff to win the 1955 U.S. Open, still the most shocking upset in golf history.

8. The Miracle Mets
Only seven years after they came into existence as one of the worst teams in baseball history, the Mets stunned the Orioles in the 1969 World Series. The perennially awful Mets trailed the Cubs by 9½ games on Aug. 13 before rallying to win the pennant and reach their first World Series.

9. Rulon Gardner beats the unbeatable
Three-time Olympic champion Alexander Karelin of Russia was unbeaten in international competition and had lost only once -- as a 19-year-old in the 1987 Soviet championships. Karelin was expected to wrestle his way through an unbeaten, unscored-upon tournament when the unknown American shocked him -- and the world -- to win Olympic gold in the Greco-Roman heavyweight division last September.

10. N.C. State over Phi Slamma Jamma
Lorenzo Charles' putback of Dereck Whittenburg's short 30-foot desperation shot at the buzzer in the 1983 NCAA finals left N.C. State coach Jim Valvano running around like a maniac, looking for someone -- anyone -- to love.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Juniper Park Giants Super Bowl Recipes and Drink Suggestions, Part III

A Super Bowl party would not be complete without exquisite fine
dining. Therefore, we feel it is our duty to supply our readers with
gourmet recipes to satisfy your culinary desires and sophisticated
taste buds.

Super Bowl Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wings

* 2 cups canola oil
* 2 pounds chicken wings
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
* 2 tablespoons butter
* Hot Sauce (use whatever hot sauce you like, but the original recipe uses Durkee's Franks Original Red Hot Cayenne Pepper Sauce which can be found in many supermarkets or gourmet specialty stores)
* 2 teaspoon white wine vinegar

For homemade Blue Cheese dressing:

* 1 cup mayonnaise
* 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
* 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic
* 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley
* 1/2 cup sour cream
* 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
* 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
* Salt & pepper, to taste

The only real prep work is to preheat the oil in a deep skillet or deep-fat fryer if you own one. You want the oil to get to about 375 degrees F. While the oil is heating, chop off the tips of each chicken wing and throw them away. Then cut each wing in half at the joint. You will get a "drummette" and a "double-bone"

Season the bunch with salt and pepper. This is a good time to preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

If you are going to make your own Blue Cheese dressing, chop the garlic, onion and parsley while you are waiting for the oil to heat up.

Fry the wings in the oil until they are golden. Be careful when working around hot oil. The splatter hurts. You will want to move them around while they are frying so not to stick to the pan. Don't try to fry them all at once. Do them in batches. They should take about 6 to 8 minutes for each batch to fry. Remove them to a plate covered with a couple of layers of paper towels to drain the oil. Then place them in a large bowl.

In a small saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat. Add the hot sauce and vinegar. How much hot sauce you add depends on how hot you like your wings and the heat of the sauce. There is no way I can tell you how much to add. It is a personal preference. Always start with less and add more if it isn't hot enough.

For 2 tablespoons of butter, I would start with 2 tablespoons of hot sauce for mild and go from there. A 2 to 1 ration of hot sauce to butter is HOT, a 3 to 1 ratio is EXTREME in my opinion. But let your taste buds be the judge.

Add the sauce to the wings in the bowl and toss together with kitchen tongs. Here's where I differ from the original recipe. Remove the wings from the bowl with the tongs and place them on a baking pan. You can line the pan with foil to help with clean up. Just don't crowd the wings or they will steam rather than bake. Bake the wings for about 15 minutes.

How to make the Blue Cheese dressing:

In a small bowl, add all the ingredients together. Gently stir together until well mixed. At this point you can put cover and put the bowl in the refrigerator until the wings are ready. If you like to serve your wings with cold blue cheese dressing, make ahead of time and chill.

If you want to get fancy, spread the wings and celery out on a platter with the bowl of blue cheese dressing in the center.

We know that beer is the undisputed official drink of the Super Bowl,
however, with Ryan Seacrest hosting the Pre-Game show, we thought we
would provide you with some pinky raising cocktails. (We are sticking
to BEER)

The New York Giants Iced Tea

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 oz triple sec
  • 1/2 oz light rum
  • 1/2 oz gin
  • 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz tequila
  • 1 oz sour mix
  • cola
  • lemon wedge for garnish

Top 12 Greatest Super Bowl Moments

12. Desmond's dramatic dash
Super Bowl XXXI: After New England scores late in the third quarter to cut its deficit to 27-21, Green Bay's Desmond Howard returns the kickoff 99 yards for the final score of the Packers' 35-21 win.

11. All hustle
Super Bowl XXVII: Leon Lett is about to give Dallas a 59-17 lead over Buffalo with a long fumble return, when Don Bebe comes out of nowhere to knock the ball out of the showboating Lett's hands just he crosses the goal line.

10. Marcus Allen's dazzling run
Super Bowl XVIII: With the Raiders ahead of the Redskins 28-9, L.A. QB Jim Plunkett takes the snap on his own 26. He pitches to Marcus Allen, who looks like he'll run straight into a wall of Redskins defenders on the outside. But he cuts in, and goes 74 yards for a touchdown that ends the third quarter -- and, really, the game. Allen would run for 191 yards on the day, and and be named MVP as the Raiders romp, 38-9

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Juniper Park Giants Super Bowl Recipes and Drink Suggestions, Part II

A Super Bowl party would not be complete without exquisite fine
dining. Therefore, we feel it is our duty to supply our readers with
gourmet recipes to satisfy your culinary desires and sophisticated
taste buds.

Touchdown Calzones

www.cooksrecipes.com
For Dough:
1 (16-ounce) package hot roll mix
1 1/4 cups hot water
2 teaspoons olive oil

For Filling:
1 1/4 pounds spicy Italian sausage
3/4 cup pizza sauce
4 cups (16-ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend

For Garlic Butter:
2 teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
For filling, remove sausage from casing. Sauté sausage in large
skillet, breaking up with fork, until sausage is cooked and browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain well and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375° F. Make hot roll mix according to package directions for pizza, replacing egg and butter with hot water and olive oil. Let dough stand 5 minutes. Divide dough into 8 pieces. Roll each piece into an oval about 5 x 7-inches. Place 1/4 cup of Italian cheese blend in center of each oval. Top with 1/3 cup cooked sausage. Spoon 1 tablespoon pizza sauce over sausage. Sprinkle with another 1/4 cup cheese. Bring up edges of dough and seal securely. Transfer calzone to lightly greased baking sheet, placing seam side up to form a "football" shape. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Set calzones in a warm place to rise, covered with towel, 25 minutes.

Bake until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. In a small skillet, heat butter and garlic over low heat until butter is melted and garlic is tender, about 3 minutes. Remove calzones from oven when lightly browned. Brush hot calzones with garlic butter and sprinkle each with 1/2 tablespoon Parmesan cheese.* Return to oven until cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Makes 6 1/2 cups.
* To make "football laces" on calzones, cut thinly sliced mozzarella into thin strips. Arrange on calzones after brushing on garlic butter and sprinkling with Parmesan cheese.

Calzones can be baked and refrigerated up to 2 days in advance. Reheat at 350º F until hot, about 20 minutes.

We know that beer is the undisputed official drink of the Super Bowl,
however, with Ryan Seacrest hosting the Pre-Game show, we thought we
would provide you with some pinky raising cocktails. (We are sticking
to BEER)



The Sack Exchange

1 oz vodka
1 oz rum
1 oz Midori(R) melon liqueur
lemonade
1 cherry

Shake vodka, rum, and liqueur and pour over ice in a highball glass.
Fill with lemonade, and serve.

Greatest Sports Upsets, Part II

Sports upsets live vividly in our memories, taking us back to that day when we were stunned to see a mammoth underdog take out an unbeatable favorite. We wanted to provide you with a list of the ten greatest upsets in sports to show you that David has conquered Goliath on many occasions.


We are confident that on Super Bowl Sunday the NY Giants will provide New Yorkers with another great memory when they beat the New England Patriots.



8. The Miracle Mets- Only seven years after they came into existence as one of the worst teams in baseball history, the Mets stunned the Orioles in the 1969 World Series. The perennially awful Mets trailed the Cubs by 9½ games on Aug. 13 before rallying to win the pennant and reach their first World Series.




7. Jack Fleck wins the 1955 U.S. Open
A total unknown, Fleck beat Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff to win the 1955 U.S. Open, still the most shocking upset in golf history.

Ryan Seacrest Emasculates Super Bowl!

Ryan Seacrest is to football what Osama Bin Laden is to democracy. The two just don’t mix. What’s next? Richard Simmons, Elton John and Lance Bass are named the new hosts of Monday Night Football?

This is another example of the media injecting Hollywood morons to try to turn the Super Bowl into a Jessica Simpson concert. The clueless pop culture parasites should leave our sacred time honored American tradition alone. We don’t need Ryan Seacrest, celebrities or the “red carpet” to hype up the event. True blue football fans are already excited and don’t want Ryan Seacrest and his Hollywood friends to kill our buzz.

I hope that Howie Long, Terry Bradshaw and Jimmy Johnson sack Seacrest and send him back to Simon, Randy and Paula.



From TV Squad

Ryan Seacrest + Super Bowl = Is Nothing Sacred?

When you think about the Super Bowl, does the name "Ryan Seacrest" come to mind? Probably not. I'm pretty sure I know more about football than Ryan Seacrest (which isn't saying a heck of a lot). Yet somehow, Fox has awarded Super Bowl hosting duties to their American Idol golden boy.

As master of ceremonies for football's biggest game, Ryan will host pregame red-carpet events, as well as the halftime show. Super Bowl XLII is set to take place in February at the University of Phoenix stadium in Arizona. And while halftime entertainment has not yet been announced, I'm starting to suspect that we might see a couple of American Idols perform.

Fox Sports Television Group chairman David Hill stated: "The Super Bowl has grown to become a landmark holiday on the American calendar, attracting not only the sports world, but the biggest stars in music and entertainment. Naturally, we'd like our broadcast to reflect that growth, so we've expanded our pregame lineup beyond the realm of sports."

I have to ask: Do we really need a red-carpet at the Super Bowl? Should we expect to see celebutantes (fresh from rehab) making grand entrances at this sacred sporting event? Doesn't the Super Bowl have a large enough viewership already without trying to reel in non-football fans? And finally: how many dang hosting jobs does Ryan need before he officially wears out his welcome with American viewers?

Ryan said, "It's bigger than a game, and I am thrilled about joining the absolute best sports broadcast team in the world."

I'd personally love to hear what Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, and Jimmy Johnson think about Ryan Seacrest crashing their party.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Greatest Sports Upsets, Part I

Sports upsets live vividly in our memories, taking us back to that day when we were stunned to see a mammoth underdog take out an unbeatable favorite. We wanted to provide you with a list of the ten greatest upsets in sports to show you that David has conquered Goliath on many occasions.

We are confident that on Super Bowl Sunday the NY Giants will provide New Yorkers with another great memory when they beat the New England Patriots.

10. N.C. State over Phi Slamma Jamma
Lorenzo Charles' putback of Dereck Whittenburg's short 30-foot desperation shot at the buzzer in the 1983 NCAA finals left N.C. State coach Jim Valvano running around like a maniac, looking for someone -- anyone -- to love.



9. Rulon Gardner beats the unbeatable
Three-time Olympic champion Alexander Karelin of Russia was unbeaten in international competition and had lost only once -- as a 19-year-old in the 1987 Soviet championships. Karelin was expected to wrestle his way through an unbeaten, unscored-upon tournament when the unknown American shocked him -- and the world -- to win Olympic gold in the Greco-Roman heavyweight division last September.



Juniper Park Giants Super Bowl Recipes and Drink Suggestions

A Super Bowl party would not be complete without exquisite fine
dining. Therefore, we feel it is our duty to supply our readers with
gourmet recipes to satisfy your culinary desires and sophisticated
taste buds.

Best Ever Half-Time Jalapeño Poppers

INGREDIENTS
• 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
• 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Cheddar cheese
• 1 tablespoon bacon bits
• 12 ounces jalapeno peppers, seeded and halved
• 1 cup milk
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup dry bread crumbs
• 2 quarts oil for frying


DIRECTIONS

1. In a medium bowl, mix the cream cheese, Cheddar cheese and bacon
bits. Spoon this mixture into the jalapeno pepper halves.
2. Put the milk and flour into two separate small bowls. Dip the
stuffed jalapenos first into the milk then into the flour, making sure
they are well coated with each. Allow the coated jalapenos to dry for
about 10 minutes.
3. Dip the jalapenos in milk again and roll them through the
breadcrumbs. Allow them to dry, then repeat to ensure the entire
surface of the jalapeno is coated.
4. In a medium skillet, heat the oil to 365 degrees F ( 180 degrees
C). Deep fry the coated jalapenos 2 to 3 minutes each, until golden
brown. Remove and let drain on a paper towel.
allrecipes.com

We know that beer is the undisputed official drink of the Super Bowl,
however, with Ryan Seacrest hosting the Pre-Game show, we thought we
would provide you with some pinky raising cocktails. (We are sticking
to BEER)

Giant's Big Blue Margarita

INGREDIENTS
.5 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz Lime juice
1.5 oz Tequila
Rub rim of cocktail glass with lime juice.
Dip rim in coarse salt.
Shake ingredients with ice and strain into glass.

Juniper Park Giants Salute the Super Bowl

The Juniper Park Giants (we are changing our name until after the Super Bowl) are going to post articles about the Super Bowl this entire week. We are going to take a break from bashing Holden, Nunziato, Wilkinson, Kamperman, Scuilli, Doocey and their shameful antics. Although bashing them is one of our favorite sports, we think it is more appropriate to comment this week on the much anticipated football game.

Although I am a Jets fan, (my partner is diehard Giants Fan) I am jumping on the Giants bandwagon because like many Jets fan, I despise the New England Patriots.

We hope that the Giants crush the Patriots and spoil their undefeated season.


A little Jets story:

While having dinner with my son we were fantasizing about how great it would be to see the Jets in the Super Bowl. Then my son said,

“You know what Dad? The last time the Jets were in the Super Bowl I was in diapers and it looks like the next time they get into the Super Bowl I will once again be in diapers.”

That’s what I call “full circle”

GO GIANTS!!!!!!!

A letter from the "Stop the Q45" Committee

Dear Patriots,


As "Stop The Q45" committee and residents of Glendale, we are staunchly opposed to the rerouting of the Q45 bus from it's current terminal location at Eliot Ave. to the quiet residential streets of Glendale.

As we have attended numerous meetings with the local community board 5 and property owners over the past two months, we have observed that nothing has been done in terms of stopping the proposals dead in their tracks. Most recently, Larry Silverstein, a current MTA Bus board member, attended the transportation meeting for community board 5. He had showed the members of the board and the residents of Glendale, 6 new proposals for the bus rerouting. Attached to this e-mail are the proposals Mr. Silverstein showed at the meeting as well as the original proposals (and will be happy to forward them to anyone who writes and requests them). We have greatly opposed the 6 original proposals from the MTA back in October and every time we suggest that they turn the bus around in the Shops at Atlas Park, we are quickly cut off and ignored. Why? It is after all owned by the current MTA Chairman and has enough space to make the turn around. The fact that they want to reroute down private residential streets is going to cause numerous quality of life issues for the residents of Glendale.

Finally, we are tired of the MTA thinking that we will not "make noise" and go down without a fight. We are trying to get the word out to every blog, newspaper and television program in our area. We would appreciate you placing this information on the blog as it will help us win the fight!

To let your voice be heard, please contact us at stoptheQ45@aol.com. You can remain anonymous.

Sincerely,
The "Stop the Q45" committee

LET'S GO GIANTS!!!!









Only 6 days until the big game....

Friday, January 25, 2008

Patriots Calling for Investigation of Holden and Juniper Park Civic Association



As the new year moves forward we hope that our elected officials, city agencies, the press and law enforcement open up an investigation into the Juniper Park Civic Association and the various alleged illegal activities perpetrated by the JPCA and Robert Holden.

Here is a laundry list of the suspected egregious and illegal activities:

· The Juniper Park Civic Association has violated their by-laws.

· Holden believes in term limits except for civic association presidents.

· There have been questions regarding the JPCA’s finances and disbursements of public money.

· The JPCA has been using civic funds to finance Holden’s Midville Dodgers of which a majority of players live outside of Queens.

· Holden uses civic funds to publish the Juniper Berry which has become a political attack publication.

· Robert Holden illegally converted his basement using the labor of a Department of Buildings employee.

· Holden refuses to let DOB Inspectors access to inspect the alleged illegal conversion.

· Robert Holden illegally uses students from New York Technical College to create the Juniper Berry.

· Holden is acting as a political consultant to help elect “friends” to public office.

· The Juniper Park Civic Association has condoned the use of a noose during a protest.

· Holden and the JPCA were adamantly opposed to 7-11, Arby’s and Walgreens until each decided to advertise in the Berry and provide Holden with some money.

· Executive Board members of the JPCA created an attack blog (Queens Crap) that has verbally assaulted Mayor Bloomberg, Congressman Joe Crowley, Congressman Anthony Weiner, Senator Serf Maltese, Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi, Assemblywoman Marge Markey, Councilman John Liu, Councilman James Oddo, Councilwoman Melinda Katz, Councilman Eric Gioia, Councilman Dennis Gallagher and Queens Borough President Helen Marshall.

· In addition, the blog has allowed derogatory comments about homosexuals and people of the Jewish faith to be published.

These are the alleged improprieties brought to our attention over the past few months. Civic associations are an important aspect of community involvement and they should conduct themselves in a lawful and honorable manner. Any civic association suspected of wrong doings should be investigated to ensure that they operating within the confines of the law.

We have sent this information to the following:

New York State Department, NY Attorney General’s Office, the Internal Revenue Service, elected officials from city, state and federal government and members of the press.

Na na nana Na Na nana, Hey hey Goodbye


Looks like Bob Holden, Christina Wilkinson, Tony Nuziato and special guest appearances by Tony Avella have achieved what they wanted. St. Saviour’s is being demolished because of their inability and unwillingness to work with others.

Do you know what Bob, Christina and the two Tonys won for our community?

Behind Door Number 1 – Maspeth could win a Storage facility! Not only a storage facility, but a 24 hour a day storage facility. STOP and STOR! Yes folks, you will be delighted to see row upon rows of luxury sheds utilized by transient people who will rent these glorified garages to store their stuff. Great job Bob!

Behind Door Number 2 – Maspeth could win a recycling facility! Maspeth will be home to millions of tons of recyclable glass, plastics and paper. Trucks will be coming in and out during all hours of the day to drop off their precious cargo for processing. Way to Go Juniper Park Civic Association!

The developer has decided to forget the zoning change and has decided to build “as of right”. And that means a facility that falls under the manufacturing description. Nice job Mr. Holden.

This is what happens when the community allows a small band of narrow-minded non-compromising misfits to speak for the entire community. Instead of getting a reasonable development with new housing that would have included a component for the preservation of the church; we get a large recycling plant or a massive storage facility!

Once again, Holden’s tactics have backfired and the ones who will suffer are the poor people of our community. So when you drive by the Recycling plant or the storage facility make sure you thank Robert Holden, Christina Wilkinson, Tony Nuziato and Tony Avella for their complicity in this debacle.

“The narrow-minded who undertake any work will never be satisfied. They cannot understand the actions of those who are large hearted and broad-minded.”





The ghosts of St. Saviour's said...

Failures in our community:

Robert Holden
Tony Nunziato
Christina Wilkinson
Ed Kamperman
Tony Avella
Bob Doocey

All chose allegiance to a vindictive narrow-minded group of maniacs instead of to their communities. All will pay when they community calls for them to step down from any leadership positions they hold.

This is not a threat........ It's a promise.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Charges Against Gallagher Dropped!!!

It is reported that Councilman Dennis Gallagher has been cleared of all charges against him. The Patriots want to congratulate Councilman Gallagher for his rightful vindication and deserving exoneration.

The Patriots admire his strength, conviction and courage during this period of extreme adversity and unfair criticism.

The Patriots demand that Robert Holden, Tony Nunziato, Christine Wilkinson, Ed Kamperman, Bob Doocey, and the entire JPCA membership, Queens Crap, the Juniper Berry and the Forum West publicly apologize to the councilman.

Their despicable behavior, actions and commentaries were shameful, deceitful and unforgivable. They tried to convict Gallagher despite the overwhelming evidence of his innocence.

The front page of the next Juniper Berry should read:

GALLGHER CLEARED OF ALL CHARGES AND WE FEEL LIKE A BUNCH OF VILE LOW-LIFE, LYING, SHAMEFUL BASTARDS

The front page of the next Forum West should read:

GALLAGHER INNOCENT AND HOLDEN GUILTY OF CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AND THE COMMUNITY


We hope that our communities rise up and demand that Holden and his cronies relinquish their positions with the Juniper Park Civic Association, Midville Dodgers, Juniper Berry, and the Forum West.

The Patriots stood by the councilman and proudly proclaim that

DENNIS GALLAGHER IS INNOCENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Giants Good Luck Charm

Lieutenant colonel Greg Gadson is Giants' inspirational co-captain

By Mike Lupica of the Daily News


His name is Lt. Col. Greg Gadson and he used to wear No. 98 for the Army football team and was with the Second Battalion and 32nd Field Artillery, on his way back from a memorial service for two soldiers from his brigade when he lost both his legs to a roadside bomb in Baghdad. It was the night of May 7, 2007, and Lt. Col. Gadson didn't know it at the time because he couldn't possibly have known, but it was the beginning of a journey that brought him to Lambeau Field Sunday night.

He was there as an honorary co-captain of the Giants, there on the sideline at Lambeau because this Giants' season has become his season now and he wasn't going to watch from some box. This is a Giant at the Super Bowl worth knowing about, as much as any of them.

"Me being a part of this team," Gadson was saying Monday night from his home in Virginia, having made it back there from Green Bay, "really starts with the team I played on at West Point."

He played at West Point between 1985 and 1988, and one of his teammates was Mike Sullivan, who played cornerback and some safety and is now one of Tom Coughlin's assistants with the Giants. When Sullivan and so many other of Gadson's teammates found out what had happened on the night of May 7, found that Gadson had first lost his left leg to arterial infections and then his right, it brought that old Army team back together.

"My injury turned out to be a catalyst event," Gadson said. "These were guys who hadn't talked in years, but now were rallying around me, and my family. Some of us had stayed in contact, but not to any great degree. But now an incident in a war reminded us that we were still brothers."

Sullivan visited Gadson at Walter Reed, came back in June, this time with a No. 98 Giants jersey, Gadson's own name on the back, signed by several Giants players. When Sullivan left that day in June, he said to Gadson, "What else can we do?"

Greg Gadson said he'd love to take his family to a Giants game.

It was the Giants-Redskins game, in Washington, third Sunday of the season, Giants 0-2 by then. The tickets were arranged and then the Friday before the game Mike Sullivan called and asked if Gadson would be interested in addressing the team on Saturday night.

Gadson's wife Kim drove him to the Giants' hotel. Lt. Col. Greg Gadson, Second Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, old outside linebacker from Army, spoke to the Giants. And just as no one knew that the Giants would begin a 10-game road winning streak the next day, just as no one knew this could ever become a Super Bowl season, no one in that room including Gadson himself knew that the soldier in the wheelchair was joining the season that night.

"I just spoke from the heart, as a soldier and as a former football player," he said, "for about 10 or 15 minutes. I talked to them about appreciating the opportunities in their lives, how special and privileged they were, how everybody needs to understand what they truly have. And I talked to them about the power of sports in people's lives, especially soldiers' lives, how many times I'd watched soldiers get up in the middle of the night after a 12-hour shift if there is a chance to watch a game, or how soldiers would do anything to watch a game before they went on that kind of shift.

"I told them that of course after all the exteriors had been stripped away, they played the game for themselves. But that they had to play the game for each other. Then I talked about myself, how my old teammates came to my need, and how I was reminded again the power of a team, the emotional commitment teammates have for each other, that when a team finds a way to do things greater than they thought they could do, that they couldn't have done individually, that a bond is formed that can live forever.

"I told them that truly great teams usually form that bond by going through something together, and how whatever they were going through at that point in the season that no success ever came easy. And finally I reminded them that nothing is promised to anybody in this life, starting with tomorrow."

The Giants won the next day against the Redskins, and began a six-game winning streak, and began that road winning streak that now takes them on the road to Super Bowl XLII. It began Greg Gadson's road to Lambeau, and being wheeled out by his 13-year old son Jaelen as an honorary co-captain of the Giants along with the great Harry Carson.

"I can't even remember the last time I was actually out on the field," he said. "Maybe when I played."

Gadson had been on the sidelines when the Giants won their first playoff game against the Bucs. The team wanted him in Dallas, but he was having more surgery, on what is left of his right leg, and his right arm, which had also been damaged by the IED. But he was well enough to travel to Green Bay, and strong enough to spend the whole game on the sideline with his son, the players calling him what they have all along:

Sir.

"I wouldn't say I was warm," he said. "But I was comfortable enough not to be hugging one of those heaters all day."

He watched from the sidelines at Lambeau as the team he met at 0-2 played the way it played against the Packers and played itself to the Super Bowl, watched as the Giants came back from that missed field goal at the end of regulation, finally saw Lawrence Tynes kick it through from 47 yards out.

"When the ball went through, you could feel the elation on our sidelines, and hear the stadium go quiet at the same time," Gadson said. "It was like the air being let out of a whole state's soul. And then the next thing I saw was my son jumping in the air and running on that field."

The boy ran for both of them.

Friday, January 18, 2008

THE NEW 'LEPERS'- THE TIMES' TROUBLE WITH VETS

The Patriots want to applaud Mr. Ralph Peters of the New York Post for his article reprinted below and for his service as an Army Officer.

I've had a huge response to Tuesday's column about The New York Times' obscene bid to smear veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan as mad killers. Countless readers seem to be wondering: Why did the paper do it?

Well, in the Middle Ages, lepers had to carry bells on pain of death to warn the uninfected they were coming. One suspects that the Times would like our military veterans to do the same.

The purpose of Sunday's instantly notorious feature "alerting" the American people that our Iraq and Afghanistan vets are all potential murderers when they move in next door was to mark those defenders of freedom as "unclean" - as the new lepers who can't be trusted amid uninfected Americans.

In the more than six years since 9/11, the Times has never run a feature story half as long on any of the hundreds of heroes who've served our country - those who've won medals of honor, distinguished service crosses, Navy crosses, silver stars or bronze stars with a V device (for valor).

But the Times put a major investigative effort into the "sensational" story that 121 returning vets had committed capital offenses (of course, 20 percent of the cases cited involved manslaughter charges stemming from drunken driving, not first- or second-degree murder . . . ).

Well, a quick statistics check let the air out of the Times' bid to make us dread the veteran down the block - who the Times implies has a machine gun under his bathrobe when he steps out front to fetch the morning paper. In fact, the capital-crimes rate ballyhooed by the Gray Lady demonstrates that our returning troops are far less likely to commit such an offense.

Again, the Times' smear certainly wasn't an accident. The paper's staff is highly paid and highly experienced. Its editors know that a serious news story has to put numbers into context. But their sole attempt at context was to note that offenses by former soldiers have ticked up since we went to war.

The Times is trying to make you fear our veterans (Good Lord, if your daughter marries one, she's bound to be beaten to death!). And to convince you that our military would be a dreadful place for your sons and daughters, a death-machine that would turn them into incurable psychopaths.

To a darkly humorous degree, all this reflects the Freudian terrors leftists feel when confronted with men who don't have concave chests. But it goes far beyond that.

Pretending to pity tormented veterans (vets don't want our pity - they want our respect), the Times' feature was an artful example of hate-speech disguised as a public service.

The image we all were supposed to take away from that story was of hopelessly damaged, victimized, infected human beings who've become outcasts from civilized society. The Times cast our vets as freaks from a slasher flick.

The hard left's hatred of our military has deteriorated from a political stance into a pathology: The only good soldier is a dead soldier who can be wielded as a statistic (out of context again). Or a deserter who complains bitterly that he didn't join the Army to fight . . .

At the risk of turning to anecdotal evidence - a technique much-abused by the left - I have to declare that I personally know hundreds of veterans. (Can anyone at the Times head office make that claim?) Not a single one of them has committed a crime worse than exceeding the speed limit on the Interstate.

Not one vet I know is in prison for a crime he or she committed after taking off the uniform. And in nearly 22 years of active service, I encountered only two soldiers who committed violent crimes (no murders).

Contrary to the Times, veterans are consistently among the most upstanding members of their communities. They volunteer. They vote. They take pride in being good neighbors. And those I know have raised their children more successfully than the average liberal household.

But what's the image that the left, whether the Times or the silly people in Hollywood, presents to us? Vets are nuts. Violently nuts. They kill their neighbors. They kill their own kind. And they're just waiting for the right moment of madness to kill you.

A longstanding goal of the left, recently invigorated, has been to drive a wedge between our military and our society. The real vet is the neighbor who fixes your kid's bike (or your computer). But the left's archetypal vet is the Marine colonel in "American Beauty" who, frustrated in his suppressed gay passions, murders poor Kevin Spacey.

Yes, war is a terrible crucible. Some vets, past and present, do need help. And they deserve the best help our country can give them. But the left-wing fantasy of hordes of psychotics driven mad by drill sergeants and Army chow is just that: a fantasy.

Of course, if the Times responds at all to the storm of protests their insult to our veterans aroused, the editors will try to fudge the numbers in their favor. You just can't argue with ideologues. They lie and they cheat. And they justify it as being for the greater good of ignorant fools like us.

So let me suggest the best-possible revenge on the veteran-trashing jerks at The New York Times: Instead of fleeing in terror the next time you see a veteran you know, just thank him or her for their service.

And let's save the leper's bells for dishonest journalists.

Ralph Peters is a retired Army officer who has yet to kill any of his neighbors (although they'd better keep their grass cut).

Rodney King to Democrats – "Why Can't We All Just Get Along

Despite Barack Obama's plea calling for truce between democrats, the war of words continues to wage violently. It is getting so ugly that even spiritual guides and reverends have taken the gloves off!

Barack Obama's personal conduit to the Lord Almighty has made some serious remarks against the Clinton's and their "African-American supporter" charade. The Reverend Jeremiah Wright stated, "Some say black voters should support Hillary Rodham Clinton because her husband was good to us. That's not true. He did the same thing to us that he did to Monica Lewinsky".


I can't wait to buy one of the Reverend's newly designed handbags for the urban male.

Obama has stated that although he disagrees with the Reverend's recent statement; he still loves Wright like a member of the family.

Monica Lewinsky thanked the Reverend for remembering her in his prayers and Hillary Clinton was spotted biting the heads off of chickens in the back of her campaign bus.

BARACK'S UN-RIGHTEOUS REV

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Give Em Hell! Fighting 69th


The legendary fighting 69th is on its way to Afghanistan to help train local police on how to provide security and safety for its citizens. The proud family and friends of the soldiers gathered yesterday to honor the brave men and women deploying overseas to help protect those
in need.

Unfortunately, the NY Daily Snooze had to cheapen the event by emphasizing the fact that no elected officials were in attendance to honor the fighting 69th. Here is a news flash for the Daily News, soldiers and veterans do not need accolades from elected officials to let them know they are brave. They don't need parades, ceremonies, or awards to understand the importance for their jobs. They most certainly do not need the media to speak for them because it is the soldier that affords them the right to print their garbage in the first place.

Soldiers derive their strength, bravery and pride from being an American fighting man or woman and from knowing they are protecting their lives, freedoms and liberties of their families, friends and fellow countrymen from those enemies who seek to do them harm.

The fighting 69th didn't need any long winded speech from elected officials because they already know they have all they will ever need, the love and respect of a grateful nation.

Get home safe.

God bless America

Famous Quees Resident Series, Part XXXIV

Groucho Marx - The famous entertainer once lived in Bayside and Richmond Hill.

Groucho Marx did 26 movies total, of these 15 were with his brothers Chico and Harpo. Of those 15 movies only 14 were actually released.

The first movie was a silent film that Groucho is said to of cut up the movie into guitar picks, to prevent its release. Needless to say, he didn't like it. Although students of the cinema still try to find a copy of the film, feeling it has great historical value. They were one of the world's most famous comedy teams. They had their own zany brand of slapstick comedy. That was mixed with quick witted one-liners, usually delivered by Groucho. Some of Groucho's one-liners were often imitated, even by some of today's biggest comedians. You can also find them in some of the old Buggs Bunny cartoons. There were six brothers, all born in New York City. Manfred Marx died in infancy

After almost 20 years in small shows, and Vaudeville, their big break finally came on May 19th, 1924, when they appeared on Broadway in an insanely funny play they had written called "I'll Say She Is". Other Broadway plays they appeared in are, The Cocoanuts which opened on December 8th, 1925 which ran for 3 years, and while their next play Animal Crackers opened on October 23rd, 1928. They started the film version of Cocoanuts, and later brought Animal Crackers to the silver screen also.

Julius Henry Marx (Groucho) was born in 1890 and died on August 19th 1977 at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. He was 86 years young, at his time of death. Groucho's ashes are in a small room in the mausoleum at Eden Memorial Park in Mission Hills, California. He was clever and anxious from the get go. On screen he played a wise cracking cigar toting, middle-aged man with glasses and a big black mustache. He continually launches streams of wisecracks and insults at everybody and just about on any topic. Groucho is normally regarded as the most popular, and recognized of all the Marx Brothers. In his later years he went on to radio You Bet Your Life for which he won the Best Comedian of the Year award in 1949.

Personal Quotes
• "Remember, men, we're fighting for this woman's honor; which is
probably more than she ever did." Duck Soup (1933)

• I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members.

• [When told that a swimming pool was off-limits to Jews] "My son is
half-Jewish; can he wade in up to his knees?"
• Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog,
it's too dark to read.

• Marriage is a wonderful institution. But who wants to live in an institution?

• I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
• What do you say the three of us get married: You girls have
everything; you're short and tall, and slim and stout, and blonde and brunette. And that's just the kind of girl I crave!

• While shooting elephants in Africa, I found the tusks very difficult
to remove. But in Alabama, the Tuscaloosa...

• I started smoking as soon as I went on the stage. I'd make cigars
out of the Morning World when I was a kid. Eventually I smoked Havanas. A cigar makers' organization once said that I was the most famous cigar smoker in the world. I don't know if that's true, but once while visiting Havana, I went to a cigar factory. There were four hundred people there rolling cigars, and when they saw me, they all stood up and applauded.

• Because we were a kid act, we traveled at half-fare, despite the
fact that we were all around twenty. Minnie insisted we were thirteen.
'That kid of yours is in the dining car smoking a cigar, ' the conductor told her. 'And another one is in the washroom shaving.'
Minnie shook her head sadly. 'They grow so fast.'

• You're only as young as the woman you feel.

• If you want to see a comic strip, you should see me in the shower.

• I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought,
I'd rather dance with the cows until you come home.

• Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

• It looks as if Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.

• I drink to make other people interesting.

• I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.

• There's one way to find out if a man is honest: Ask him; if he says
'yes,' you know he is crooked.

• Behind every successful man stands a woman. And behind her stands his wife.

• I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the
set, I go into the other room and read a book.

• Those are my principles. If you don't like them, I have others.

• My mother loved children--she would have given anything if I had been one.
• From the moment I picked your book up until I put it down, I was
convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend on reading it.

• Politics doesn't make strange bedfellows--marriage does.

• In America you can go on the air and kid the politicians, and the
politicians can go on the air and kid the people.

• The only game I like to play is Old Maid...provided she's not TOO old.

• A moose is an animal with horns on the front of his head and a
hunting lodge wall on the back of it.

• On how it felt to be an elder statesman of comedy, c. late-1960's:
"[I feel] like an old jerk."

• When I heard about [the Broadway play] "Hair", I was kind of curious
about the six naked primates on stage. So I called up the box office and they said tickets were $11 apiece. That's an awful price to pay. I went into the bathroom at home and took off all my clothes and looked in the mirror for five minutes. And I said, 'This isn't worth $11'.

• People are most likely to listen to reason when in bed.

• Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

• Quote me as saying I was misquoted.

• Why should I care about posterity? What's posterity ever done for me?

• Asked in 1975 if he'd seen any recent movies] "I saw Jaws (1975).
But I think it would have been funnier if a guppy had swallowed the boat instead of a shark."

• One of the best hearing aids a man can have is an attentive wife.

• It was so long writing my review that I never got around to reading the book.

• She got her good looks from her father--he's a plastic surgeon.

• Wives are people who feel that they don't dance enough.

• The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his
mouth shut and his checkbook open.
• [After viewing Samson and Delilah (1949) starring Hedy Lamarr and
Victor Mature] Well, there's just one problem. No picture can hold my interest where the leading man's tits are bigger than the leading lady's.

• Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse.

• A woman is an occasional pleasure, but a cigar is always a smoke.

• I'd have liked to have gone to bed with Jean Harlow. She was a
beautiful broad. The fellow who married her was impotent and he killed himself. I would have done the same thing.

• [on Bob Hope] Hope? Hope is not a comedian. He just translates what
others write for him.

• Jerry Lewis hasn't made me laugh since he left Dean Martin.

Groucho Marx Bio

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The NY Slimes Attacks Veterans by Calling them Murderers


The NY Slimes wants you to believe that the brave men and women returning home after protecting our great nation from harm are evil murderers wreaking havoc across the United States. It is shameful that rather than applaud our soldiers, the NY Slimes would rather manipulate data and make spurious correlations to degrade our brave veterans.

Thankfully, there are vocal veterans and diligent Americans who are willing to take the time to expose the NY Slimes for the anti-American and anti-veteran propaganda rag that it is. According to Andy Soltis of the New York Post, despite the NY Slimes assertion that veterans are committing an overwhelming majority of murders in our country, actual data shows that the murder rate of returning veterans is only one-fifth of that of young Americans who have not served our country.

Unfortunately, the NY Slimes cares less about the truth and more about denigrating our veterans. The pro-troop group Move America Forward called the article "slander." "It's obvious that The New York Times has an agenda of undermining the missions of our troops in the war on terror, so much so that they are willing to resort to demonstrably false statistics to support their anti-troop bias," said the group's chairman, Melanie Morgan.

I would invite the editor’s and publishers of the NY Slimes to visit all the American Legion Posts, the Veteran’s of Foreign Wars meetings, Vietnam Veterans of America chapters and the newly formed Members of Modern Warfare gatherings and explain their findings to all us veterans.

The Patriots want to give a special thank you to the NY Post and Mr. Andy Soltis for doing the story.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Queens GOP Should Not Support Florist SOB

According to City Hall News, Tony (Tulips) Nunziato has political aspirations and might be running for either the Assembly or City Council. The City Hall News reports that the repugnant “Tulips” is a floral shop entrepreneur and executive board member of the JPCA. Since when is being a glorified weed whacker and lying big mouth qualify you for elected office? The Queens GOP must be scraping the bottom of the barrel for candidates to even consider supporting Numb nuts Nunziato.

Even more disturbing is that Robert Holden has been using the civic association, the Juniper Berry and the Forum West as political machines to get “their” guys elected. Holden is stealing taxpayer money to ensure that he has unlimited access to elected friends and receive political favors.


Imagine a world where Holden and his cronies controlled the city:

  • All unleashed dogs would be shot on command
  • All houses built before 2007 would be land marked
  • Lorraine Sciulli would be stuffed and permanently placed on the newly renovated Juniper ballfields to scare away children who want to play baseball on them
  • A law passed mandating that a Juniper Berry be placed in every public toilet
  • Only Holden and those close to him can make improvements to their homes or convert their basements into printing mills
  • Ed Kamperman would be given unlimited access to German Brew Houses and hairy bar wenches
  • Pass the Wilkinson Resolution which would require the recording industry and mainstream media to ban the use of the words “fat, portly, chubby and stupid”.
  • Tony Avella would name himself czar of New York and fornicate with horses that pull carriages.
  • The Nunziato family would be named the official mascot of the NY Knicks
  • Millions of people would leave the city and move to Newark and Jersey City for a better way of life.

The Juniper Park Patriots know that Tony Tulips has a better chance of being elected “Maspeth Town Idiot” than being elected to any political position where he could cause serious harm to our communities.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Holden disgusts constituents; bragged of using his position to secure his title as Moron of the Year






by John Adams, Forum Crap


The maniacal Robert Holden will unfortunately return to his Queens Civic association January 16, when his Supreme moronic bobble heads are expected to continue to kiss Bob’s ass and do his dirty work.

Lawyers for the Juniper Park Civic Association are being fired more often than contestants on Donald Trump’s “The Apprentice”. Holden is trying to buy extra time to hide the fact that he is a fraud, a bully, a pathological liar and an idiot. These charges stem from encounters Holden has had with just about everyone he has dealt with over the last 50 years. His new defense team however maintains that Holden has not been taking his medication and has been listening to Liza Minnelli albums while watching re-runs of Gilligan’s Island.

Additionally, attorneys for the beleaguered despot have reportedly cited the moronic dalliances of former presidential candidate Ross Perot in an effort to explain away Holden’s actions. “Current reports [suggest] the former president candidate from Texas had subsidized the creation of pie charts and fabricated reports at pubic expense,” lawyers for Holden stated. “History therefore teaches that human beings certainly commit stupid, sometimes self-destructive – even if not criminal – acts, the papers say.”

Holden, who should be placed in a cell and the key thrown away for being a public nuisance, maintains the illegal conversion of his basement, the use of government money to further HIS agenda, the misappropriation of civic dollars and his all around dictatorial methods are consensual. Inside sources say that people in the neighborhood would love to grill Holden like a Burger King whopper over an open flame because of his long-standing pattern of behavior of being a public embarrassment and all around jerk.

Theories by everyone about Holden’s behavior patterns are right on the money, the Forum Crap has learned. The newspaper was recently approached by a woman who was anxious to talk about her experiences with Holden. She first presented her story in the form of a letter-to-the-editor, but was willing to provide additional information for this story under the condition her identity was not revealed. “It is interesting to see just how many people have come forward to let us all know they too are disgusted with Robert Holden,” said the woman, “Candy”. About 18 months ago, she was meeting a group of girlfriends at a local rally for “Egomaniacs Anonymous. “One of my friends and I were there a little early, so we decided to wait in front of the mirror and have a drink,” Candy explained. “While standing there talking to our reflections we were approached by Robert Holden.”

While she had never met the tyrannical ruler before, Candy says she knew exactly who he was from seeing his face on so much propaganda literature, protest pictures and in every local newspapers crying about some issue. The civic leader offered to Windex the mirror so they could get a clearer view of themselves, which the women declined, said Candy.

What happened next is a true indicator of Robert Holden’s character, in Candy’s estimation, as he then asked, “So what makes you so great, when is your next protest and how many people have you tried to destroy lately?”

Said Candy, “The two of us just looked at each other, amazed at his brazen remark. We both knew exactly what he meant. He had this disgusting smirk on his face and he pressed himself between us. Even if he hadn’t said a word, his body language was more than enough to spell out a clear picture,” she said.

Despite the women’s cold response, Candy said the moron continued with the awkward conversation. “Maybe the both of you would like to get together one night for a protest or write some fictitious article for the next issue of the Juniper Berry?” she says Holden then asked. Candy responded that she is “happily involved with PETA and the NRA,” and told Holden she knew he was a baffoon. She said that his answer turned her stomach. “Yes, so what? Everyone knows I’m a moron and vile human being, and their OK with it. What’s the big deal?” she said Holden replied.

At that point, said Candy, a short ugly troll of a man and very large woman who Holden called “Tony and Christina” walked up to the maniacal civic leader. They exchanged whispers, as the women hoped the uncomfortable encounter would end.

Holden returned to his own mirror and told the women he was going to stare at his magnificent reflection alone. “Then he gave us a real profile of his character,” said Candy. “I have to go ‘assassinate’ the character of anyone who disagrees with me”, the arrogant Holden allegedly said, before grinning and walking away.

The rest of Candy’s egomaniac friends arrived, and they were finally shown to a table. “I was so grateful to get away from him, but I was also surprised that the men in white coats have not taken him off the streets,” she said. “It was like he didn’t care. Not about his community, his integrity, his honor – nothing. It didn’t stop with innuendos and lies, it continued right [to the point of] telling two virtual strangers that he was leaving the bar to go and abuse his role as a civic leader in order to get his narrow-minded agenda effectuated.”

Inside sources say that they have a long list of citizens, elected officials, city agencies, local businesses, clergy, children, and unleashed dogs with similar stories to tell of Holden.

Calls to the illegally converted basement of Robert Holden for comment were not returned.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pigs Don’t Fly But They Might Glow


A Chinese University is reporting that a cloned pig whose genes were altered to make it glow has passed this amazing trait to its young.


The glowing piglets birth proves transgenic pigs are fertile and able to pass on their engineered traits to their offspring. The piglets’ mother was on of three pigs born with the trait in December 2006 after embryos were injected with fluorescent green protein.

This remarkable development could lead to the future breeding of pigs for human organ transplant.

We could replace Robert Holden’s brain with a pig’s brain to make the civic leader more intelligent and less idiotic.

We could replace Ed Kamperman’s liver with a pig’s liver so he can drink more at local German watering holes.

We could replace Lorraine Sciulli’s stone in her chest for a pig’s heart to give her more compassion.

We could replace Tony Nunziato’s entire head with a pig’s head to make him more human-like.

We could replace Christina Wilkinson’s……wait she is a pig.

Hopefully science can develop new ways to save the lives of people who suffer from incurable diseases.

Unfortunately, however there is no cure for Robert Holden and his minions.

Famous Queens Resident Series, Part XXXIII

Jack McAuliffe - Born in Ireland, the undefeated lightweight boxing champion of the world from 1886-1896 lived in Forest Hills. He even ran for State Assembly in 1934.

Born March 25, 1886 in Cork, Ireland – November 5, 1937 in Forest Hills, New York) was an Irish-American boxer.

McAuliffe was born in Cork, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States. He was known as a strong two handed fighter with "cat-like" reflexes. Fighting out of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, he was one of only nine boxers to remain undefeated throughout his entire career.[1] He was the Lightweight Champion of the World from 1886 to 1893. McAuliffe was inducted into the Ring Boxing Hall of Fame in 1954 and the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1995.

Wikipedia

One of the premiere lightweights of the 19th century, McAuliffe immigrated from Ireland to the United States at a young age, settling with his family in Maine.

He began fighting in 1884, during the bare knuckle era. In 1886, he captured the American lightweight title by knocking out Billy Frazier in the 17th round. A protégé of Jack "The Nonpareil" Dempsey, McAuliffe claimed the vacant world title by stopping Canadian Harry Gilmore in 1887. That match set up a confrontation against English champion Jem Carney.

Fighting in the United States on November 16, 1887, McAuliffe and Carney battled to a 72-round draw. The bout ended controversially when American fans stormed the ring after McAuliffe was dropped for the third time in the fight. When order was restored, both pugilists exited claiming they were world champion.

In 1889, McAuliffe battled to a 64-round draw with Billy Myer but managed to defeat Myer in two subsequent bouts. The final Myer win came in New Orleans on the Carnival of Champions card held September 5, 6, and 7 in 1892. On that card, George Dixon retained his featherweight crown but John L. Sullivan lost the heavyweight title to James J. Corbett.

McAuliffe beat Young Griffo in 1894, retired shortly after, made a comeback in 1896, and retired for good after his 1897 battle against Philadelphia Tommy Ryan.

International Boxing Hall of Fame