Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Al Baldeo Pushing for Baldeocracy



According to the Room Eight Blog, Al “Be Sure” Baldeo has written Governor Patterson an impassioned letter to urge him not to call a Special Election. We will provide you two versions the non-translated first followed by the real message.

PETITION TO ALLOW THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS TO CONTINUE AND NOT TO CALL A SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE 38th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.

July 22, 2009

TO: Governor David Paterson, State Capitol, Albany, NY 12224

WE, THE UNDERSIGNED, ARE ALL TAX PAYERS AND CONCERNED CITIZENS,

WE FEAR THAT THE WILL of the voters will be disenfranchised in the process to replace former Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio in the 38th Assembly District, by way of recent press reports which indicate that, rather than allowing the election currently under way to proceed, you are considering calling a special election to fill the vacancy,

AND WHEREAS, YOU HAVE A HISTORY of standing up in the face of injustice to fight for the civil rights for all,

AND WHEREAS YOU ARE NOT known to be one who will allow the party insiders to convince you to abandon this history in favor of the political expediency and logistical nightmare of a special election,

AND WHEREAS, proclaiming a special election would serve no purpose other than to take the decision for selecting candidates out of the hands of the voters and putting it into the hands of 4 white District Leaders,

AND WHEREAS, six (6) candidates have already declared their candidacies and filed petitions signed by thousands of voters in the 38th Assembly District,

AND WHEREAS, we urge you to respect the will of the voters by rejecting this approach,

AND WHEREAS, this is especially disturbing given the demographics of this district, which is incredibly diverse, and a “majority minority” district,

AND WHEREAS, the candidates who have followed the rules and petitioned to appear on the ballot reflect this diversity, coming from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities,

AND WHEREAS, the selection by a diverse electorate would be replaced by the selection of a handful of party insiders who do not reflect the diverse communities of our district,

AND WHEREAS, the people of the 38th Assembly District deserve to choose their representative through a democratic primary in September, and deserve the right to elect a representative in an open process that empowers the electorate, rather than via an insider’s game that disenfranchises every taxpayer who does not happen to be a party insider,

AND WHEREAS, one of the party insiders who could play a large role in the selection process is former Assemblyman and now-convicted felon Anthony Seminerio, who remains a District Leader,

AND WHEREAS, as Governor, you are the decision-maker who will choose between allowing a healthy debate and a competitive election amongst all candidates through a normal election cycle, or a closed process that helps political parties achieve their desired foregone conclusions,

AND WHEREAS, these are difficult times economically, and the recent crisis in Albany has severely undermined people’s faith in their government,

AND WHEREAS, taking away the ability of the voters of this district to choose their own representative would only further this process, because all communities need new leadership and integrity in Albany fighting for them,

AND WHEREAS, only through the democratic process of voters choosing their representative will every community be fairly served in Albany,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT we strongly urge you, Governor Paterson, to do the right thing and stop this needless and anti-democratic call for a special election. Let democracy prevail, as it should.

Now for the translation:

PETITION TO ALLOW ME TO CIRCUMVENT THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND NOT TO CALL A SPECIAL ELECTION IN THE 38th ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.

July 22, 2009

TO: Governor David Paterson, State Capitol, Albany, NY 12224

I, ALBERT BALDEO, AND MY PURCHASED VOLUNTEERS,

I FEAR THAT MY WILL be disenfranchised in the process to replace former Assemblyman Anthony Seminerio in the 38th Assembly District, by way of recent press reports which indicate that, rather than allowing me the opportunity to circumvent the process, you are considering calling a special election to fill the vacancy,

AND WHEREAS, YOU HAVE A HISTORY of standing up and making a mockery of the democratic process,

AND WHEREAS YOU ARE NOT known to be a strong leader and allow the party insiders to convince you to do their bidding in favor of individual political expediency,

AND WHEREAS, proclaiming a special election would kill my chances of finally winning some elected office and preventing me from buying and manipulating voters and forcing me to kiss the asses of 4 white District Leaders,

AND WHEREAS, six (6) candidates have already declared their candidacies and filed petitions signed by thousands of voters in the 38th Assembly District, some were even able to obtain signatures from the dead,

AND WHEREAS, I urge you to join me in pretending to respect the will of the voters by rejecting this approach of Special Elections,

AND WHEREAS, this is especially disturbing given the demographics of this district, which is incredibly diverse, and a “majority minority” district could be deceived and bought if I were given the chance,

AND WHEREAS, the other candidates who have followed the rules (not me) and petitioned to appear on the ballot reflect this diversity, coming from a variety of backgrounds and ethnicities, except for the two white guys, one white girl and one Hispanic woman,

AND WHEREAS, given the chance, I could be selected by a diverse coerced purchased electorate but during a Special Election would be replaced by the selection of a handful of white racist party insiders who hate my guts and who do not reflect my perverse vision for my district,

AND WHEREAS, the people of the 38th Assembly District are too stupid to choose their representative and need me to buy, corrupt and deceive them through a democratic primary in September, I will not allow an insider’s game that ends my quest for world domination and to eliminate all my political enemies,

AND WHEREAS, one of the party insiders who could play a fat role in the selection process is my idol and hero former Assemblyman and now-convicted felon Anthony Seminerio, who remains a District Leader and a thorn in my side,

AND WHEREAS, as Governor, you will probably screw this up like everything else by preventing me from continuing my backroom deals and voter fraud program and once again the election will be a closed process that helps everyone but me achieve their desired foregone conclusions,

AND WHEREAS, these are difficult times economically where people can be easily bought, and the recent fiasco in Albany under your leadership has severely undermined people’s faith in their government of which I am trying to abuse for my own political expediency,

AND WHEREAS, taking away my ability to manipulate voters of this district to choose me would only further this process, because all communities in the district want me to participate in the circus in Albany screwing them too,

AND WHEREAS, only through the manipulation of the democratic process can we force voters to choose representative they neither want, need or deserve,

BE IT RESOLVED THAT I strongly urge you, Governor Paterson, to finally do the right thing and stop this needless and anti-Baldeo call for a special election. Let Baldeoocracy prevail, as it should.

Drinking With Bob Says Obama is Sharpton With better haircut





Barack Obama is Al Sharpton with a better haircut!!!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Police Censoring ObamaCare Discussion @ ACORN's Request



Obama makes Fidel Castro look like George Washington

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Russia Engineering U.S. Civil War Via Obama Citizenship Controversy?



This is from a Conservative website


This is some heavy stuff....


My source has confirmed to me what up until now I have only been able to speculate was the case: Russian strategy is designed to split U.S. military forces between those that back their agent provocateur, Barack Obama, and those who back the Constitution.

It has been obvious throughout to those few of us who are aware of the elaborate deception carried out by the Kremlin communist criminals (who went to the extraordinary length, even for them, of staging the collapse of their own empire) that the installation of Barack Obama as president of the United States was their insidious doing. It is also well known by those in what I'll call the "Golitsynian" community that the ultimate goal of the worldwide communist revolution (begun by Lenin and continued today by the current occupants of the Kremlin and their subordinates in capitols throughout the world) is the destruction of the United States militarily, thus making the enslavement of the entire world at the hands of communists absolutely unstoppable. What has not been definitively known, however, is precisely the strategy they plan to employ in the "Final Phase" of their plan. Until now.

I have just been in contact with one of the foremost analysts of Russian/communist strategy, a man well connected with high-level sources in Moscow, and it has been explained to him and thus to me in no uncertain terms that civil war in the United States is in fact the end game that Kremlin strategists are in the process of implementing.

The information about communist agent (whether witting or unwitting is irrelevant) Obama's unquestionably disqualifying citizenship status has been available to be presented in the media, as well as among our nation's governmental elites, since last summer, and its suppression (by order of the Kremlin) was to be expected (for the obvious purpose of getting him elected). But, there are many in the communist stable the Kremlin could have picked to ascend the highest office in the land in order to continue the sovietization process in this country (and indeed Obama is not the first of their agents to be placed there), so the choosing of Obama, a man clearly disqualified from serving, indicated that an extraordinary operation was underway. It indicated, one way or another, that the Final Phase of the Shelepin Plan has been launched.

But what exactly is the Final Phase of the Shelepin Plan? The Kremlin strategists, having such an enormous strategic advantage as well as having (and in part as a result of)arranged the chess board of geo-politics and domestic U.S. conditions as they have, have innumerable options. The destruction of the American economy that is ongoing is their doing. Islamic terrorism is their proxy. Kremlin co-conspirators have taken power in the majority of countries in the world. This offers them many options to orchestrate the destruction of the "Main Enemy," and it is easy to speculate on the many moves they might make.

But there is no longer a need to speculate. I have absolute trust in my source, both in his credibility and his judgment, and my source has informed me that the U.S. military is to be split into opposing factions over the Obama citizenship issue, and civil war which will weaken and ultimately destroy the country will ensue. This is not his opinion, it is not the opinion of his sources. It is, rather, the plan. It is what the Kremlin intends. It is the Final Phase.

As the issue of Obama's citizenship is increasingly covered by the media, know that if it were so desired by the Kremlin, it would just as easily be suppressed. Now we know definitively why it won't be. Now we know the strategy that will lead to our destruction.

H.L. Shancken

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Drinking With Bob Rants About Social Security






The Social Security Administration, a government run agency, just stole another $700,000 from YOU.

and you're still considering putting "the government" in charge of healthcare?????

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bob Holden and Christina Wilkinson Cat Fighting

Looks like Robert Holden and Christina Wilkinson are battling over St Saviour’s church. Robert Holden has turned on Christina like he has turned on everyone else. This is great stuff. Just read the comments! Christina and Bob are like two children bickering over the last Oreo cookie.

Robert Holden is pathetic

$2million allocated to reconstruct St. Saviours
http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2009/07/2m-allocated-to-reconstruct-st-saviours.html
$2M in combined capital funding from Borough President Helen Marshall and Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley will pay for 100% of phase 1 of the reconstruction of St. Saviour's at the All Faiths Cemetery site in Middle Village.

From the Times Ledger.

When the reconstruction is finished, the historic structure will be called the Richard Upjohn Educational Center and Amphitheatre, after the famed architect who designed the church in 1847.

“This is a huge victory for the people of Queens, especially for those living in Maspeth and Middle Village,” said Crowley.

I guess it's all about the architect now and no longer about our history. That's a shame. How exactly is this a "huge victory" for the people of Maspeth? Are we overstating things just a bit, Liz?

Meanwhile, the original 1.5 acre site had previously been for sale at prices up to $11M, but is now being offered for $8.5M. The lie that you can build up to 85,000 square feet of residential is still being advertised. (The developer requires a zoning change in order to do that, as previously explained.) It's also been advertised elsewhere as "perfect for a hotel or shopping mall" which is quite laughable in that location and in this market. The site is currently being used as a parking lot for dumpsters.

Here are Juniper Civic members talking about the value of the land back in 2007:





Now, in the months leading up to the election, is the perfect time to call attention to the neglect of Queens history perpetrated by the Bloomberg administration. Glad everyone is back on board. The developer applied to the DOB for an excavation permit (to level the archaeologically sensitive land) but was denied yesterday.

So, when's the next rally to turn this site into a park?
Posted by Queens Crapper at 12:00 AM
Labels: Bloomberg, Bob Holden, Maspeth, Parks Department, St. Saviour's, Tony Nunziato
71 comments:
Anonymous said...
I fail to see how this is a true victory for anyone.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
On the contrary, this is a victory for the people getting big contracts from it. The diagrams show most of the original church material will not be saved.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Paid for with taxpayer money!

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
I have been doing some research and have found that most non-profits get part or most of their funding from the government. Some of them get 100% funding. When did this practice start?

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
What a disgraceful waste of taxpayer money. I would rather see the city spend the $5 million that it would take the build this dumb church building to buy the land instead and do something useful with it. Marshall and Crowley should be ashamed of themselves.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Councilman Tony Avella said...
I am pleased and proud to join with the Juniper Park Civic Association and the entire Maspeth community to celebrate a victory in what has been a long, trying fight to save St. Saviour's Church.

As you know, we have encountered numerous, at times, overwhelming, obstacles as we have endeavored to protect and preserve this historic property over the course of the past two and half years. In the face of these challenges the community, led by members of the Juniper Park Civic Association, refused to be silenced and instead, thought "outside of the box". It is that creativity and industriousness that gave rise to the agreement to relocate St. Saviour's Church to All Faiths Cemetery. Although details have yet to be arranged, I am confident that this solution will preserve this important historic building and enrich the entire Maspeth community.

Rest assured, you have my continued support.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Christina Wilkinson, Chair of JPCA’s Committee to Save St. Saviour’s is relieved that the offer was made. “At this point, the church is in imminent peril and we need to get it out of harm’s way right now,” she said. On January 22, an expediting service notified property owners in the vicinity that there was a plan to demolish the church building in “5+ days”. However, it remains standing. “This church has been waiting for a miracle to save it for 2 years, and it looks like it may finally have found one,” Wilkinson stated.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Christina Wilkinson said...
My feelings were written out in the September 2008 Juniper Berry and were on the civic's website until this week when it somehow got deleted.

A Tale of Two Spaces

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
These quotes are from over a year ago. Circumstances change, as some people completely fail to grasp. If there is a window of opportunity to fight for the property, maybe that's a better use of time than cutting an pasting 1+ year old articles in an embarrassing attempt to smear people that don't agree with you.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
WHAT A WASTE OF $$$$$$$$$$$$$. YOU JHAVE TO BE KIDDING ME , NOT ONE OF YOU EVER WENT TO THIS CHURCH FOR SERVICES, NOW TAXPAYERS $$$$
IS BEING WASTED . GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!!

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
QC, are you sure the land is still available? Real Estate postings are usually very inaccurate. Brokers are notorious for promising anything to lure prospects.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Anon said: "Circumstances change, as some people completely fail to grasp."

What's changed? The land is still available so go for it. I'm sure the city could find an extra $8.5 million in pork to buy the property.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
BLOOMTURD IS PLANNING TO APPROVE A WASTE TRANSFER STATION RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM THIS PARCEL.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Queens Crapper said...
Am I sure the land is still available? I guess one can never be 100% sure. But I do know there is a new sign advertising it for sale on the fence, and it's still being advertised as "for sale" online and at a lower price.

The ACRIS system also shows no sales since the one 4 years ago.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
georgetheatheist said...
"Richard Upjohn Education Center and Amphitheater".

People are going to want to go get entertained in a cemetery? Check out the architect's drawings. A rock band playing on grave sites. Maybe I'm wrong. How many of you go to the movies that are played at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn?

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
It's not going to be IN the cemetery, George. It's on the street.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
In the face of these challenges the community, led by members of the Juniper Park Civic Association, refused to be silenced and instead, thought "outside of the box".

CAREFUL TONY, CAREFUL.

THE THING THAT MAKES YOU SPECIAL IS YOUR AURA OF BEING DIFFERENT FROM THE POLS.

THIS STATMENT TARNISHES THAT. IT IS SOMETHING THAT KATZ OR SHULMAN WOULD DO.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
"THIS STATMENT TARNISHES THAT. IT IS SOMETHING THAT KATZ OR SHULMAN WOULD DO."

WTF are you talking about? Is that you Michael?

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
I'm confused...who identified the need for an amphitheater? I thought it was going to be a community center. And who thought it was a good idea to name this after Richard Upjohn? What's his connection to this area other than providing designs for the church?

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Why is the borough president funding this while rejecting the community board's request for a community center in Maspeth? This was never determined to be a priority. More than half of the original site could probably be secured with that $4M.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
The community asks for a park in their backyard, so instead Marshall builds a concert hall next door. Can't this woman get anything right?

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
This is not a victory, it's a waste of money and time. Move forward and let the money be spent on useful projects and not a pile of wood.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
-Joe said...
I’m trying to figure out 2 million $$ for just a to re-erect a frame and roof ?

Projects like this usually take a crew of 4 weeks no more then 2 months.
This includes, pouring a foundation if needed, prefabricating things, concrete, basic electric and WALLS!

$ 2 million dollars?
What are they paying $250 an hr labor per man or is this big perk for a buddy contractor ?

Were the stolen bells ever recovered ?

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Christina Wilkinson said...
Nope, the bells are gone for good.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
"What a disgraceful waste of taxpayer money. I would rather see the city spend the $5 million that it would take the build this dumb church building to buy the land instead and do something useful with it. Marshall and Crowley should be ashamed of themselves."

Comment by Dennis Gallagher or Christina Wilkinson

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
This is not a victory, it's a waste of money and time. Move forward and let the money be spent on useful projects and not a pile of wood.

Comment by Dennis Gallagher or Christina Wilkinson

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
"I fail to see how this is a true victory for anyone."

Of course you fail to see... and fail do anything but complain on this disgraceful blog of malcontents.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Christina Wilkinson said...
I know I didn't say any of that. (That is neither my writing style nor my vocabulary.) There are many people out there who are less than happy with what is going on here.

Anyway, rally is scheduled.

There, I guess I did something.

Have a nice weekend, Bob.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Some people just can't deal with criticism (think Bloomberg).

Thursday, July 02, 2009
-Joe said...
Will the city be operating this "cultural" center?
If so I see what motivated it !!

Forget Ozzy or some rock band playing with this no doubt city run operation.
It’s the tweed PREACHERS who receiving use of the parks and permits for amplifiers.

The city is gives them every permit possible to FORCE & shit on the public. These people/jam streets/scream/pray/shout/whatever all day long !
Pentecostal preaching’s in the Spanish language = Hitler Rally.
It must be over 120 decibels 311 & cops do NOTHING!!!

Ask anybody who lives near Knickerbocker Bushwick Park

Have a look at this
http://bushwickbk.com/forum/index.php?board=31;action=display;threadid=19706

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Maspeth is a fuckin' dump! and just about everyone in Middle Village needs a good smack. DOUCHEBAGS.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Why don't they rebuild St. Savior's at the site of the burned out Maspeth Methodist Church? This way the structure would stay in Maspeth instead of Middle Village and the structure could be used as a community center and a church. Everybody wins. I though the church was a piece of Maspeth history. This center would be more accessable to the people of Maspeth and people in other communities. If the church remains in Maspeth, then and only then will it be a victory for the people of Maspeth. Liz Crowley -- are you listening? Tell your friend Helen Marshall where Maspeth is.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Why don't they rebuild St. Savior's at the site of the burned out Maspeth Methodist Church?

1. The Methodist Congregation would have to ask.
2 The Methodist Church would have to pay for the reconstruction.
3. The Methodist Congregation would use it as a church so city $ could not be used to fund it so don't bother asking Crowley of Marshall.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Hey, All Faiths is going to use the church as a chapel! And taxpayers are funding that.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
The Methodist Church has insurance money and intends to rebuild. So money is not a problem.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Has anyone offered it to them?

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
"Hey, All Faiths is going to use the church as a chapel! And taxpayers are funding that."

Wrong, try reading and educating yourself for a change before writing inaccurate rhetoric that fits your negative agenda.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
It's more about up-your-ass Maspeth
than about Upjohn!

I smell the powerful odor of mendacity and hypocrisy wafting through the corridors of corruption!

What the clubhouse hacks and their (ahem) unlikely accomplices are attempting to save is...face not the crumbs of a building.

What happened to saving the original St. Saviour's site for a park?

They've betrayed their community and are now trying to cut their loses by attempting to look like friends of the people.

Phony ass cowards (except for a few stalwart fighters)!

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
The Methodist Church has insurance money and intends to rebuild. So money is not a problem.

You seem to have all the answers. How much insurance money? And YES they were offered the church. No answer.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
"Once funds are raised and the building reconstructed, it will serve as a meeting place for the Civic Association and a part-time chapel for the cemetery."

NY Landmarks Conservancy

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
"And YES they were offered the church. No answer."

Calling the number of the demolished church doesn't count...

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Calling the number of the demolished church doesn't count...

you got me... shucks!

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Who asked for and decided on an amphitheater? Or did you keep coming up with plans until you found one you thought the public would be ok with spending $4M of their tax money on?

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Does anyone really believe that this place WON'T be used as a meeting place for the civic association? Puh-leeze.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Who will be running the place? How will they be funded? What "educational programs" will go on here? I'd like to know what my money is paying for.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
"Does anyone really believe that this place WON'T be used as a meeting place for the civic association? Puh-leeze."

Too small for JPCA. Maybe police meetings or community board or other community gatherings.
Yes that would be an awful waste of tax$.

But keep coming up with more BS, it's entertaining.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Yes, that WOULD be an awful waste of tax $. The police currently travel to each neighborhood community meeting (as they should) and CB5 meets in different schools throughout the district. We don't need to construct a new building for them.

keep coming up with more BS, it's entertaining.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
EXHIBIT 1 FOR WHY WE NEED TRANSPARENCY IN THE BUDGET PROCESS AND THE BPs SHOULD NOT HAVE CARTE BLANCHE TO THROW TAXPAYER MONEY AWAY.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Who asked for and decided on an amphitheater? Or did you keep coming up with plans until you found one you thought the public would be ok with spending $4M of their tax money on?

I thought you said it was a part time chapel for All Faiths. Now it's an amphitheater? Make up your mind.
Oh wait I forgot, it's both! Sort of like the Transformers.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
The JCPA wants to build a $4M meeting hall for once-a-month community board meetings? I think they've flipped...

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Actually, it's you saying it would be a meeting hall and chapel and then saying it would be an amphitheater and CB5 venue. Who's the Decepticon here?

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Who will be running the place? How will they be funded? What "educational programs" will go on here? I'd like to know what my money is paying for.

So many questions, so little time. Anyway when you get Bloomberg to buy the original property please phone, we'll bring the church back and all of your questions will be moot.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
when i get bloomberg to save the site? what about you? thank you for revealing that what was written on the jpca website about how you are still petitioning the mayor to save the original site was just to save face from criticism that you abandoned the west maspeth folk. you showed your real colors here.

"so many questions, so little time"

that's what you write when you can't answer any of them.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
Flipped? Not really. Actually things are great now, things seem to be going our way, especially since late April when we got rid of a wacko blogger from Ridgewood who thinks everyone is the enemy.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
"Anyway when you get Bloomberg to buy the original property please phone, we'll bring the church back and all of your questions will be moot."

"Flipped? Not really. Actually things are great now, things seem to be going our way, especially since late April when we got rid of a wacko blogger from Ridgewood who thinks everyone is the enemy."

OMG...This could only have been written by a member of the JPCA! Holy crap, I can't believe this!!!! What contemptuous people. Everyone - and I mean everyone knows it's the JPCA who thinks everyone is the enemy. How you attack that poor girl for working so hard for you. how dare she express an opinion contrary to yours? They chew people up and spit them out.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
RIGHT ON BROTHER. AMEN TO THAT.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Christina Wilkinson said...
This is what happens when you work your ass off volunteering for the JPCA as:

- Editor of their magazine
- Chair of the Committee to Save St. Saviour's
- Secretary
- Webmaster

And have the nerve to express an opinion contrary to that of the president. All of a sudden all the work you did is forgotten, and they write things on blogs about you like "good riddance." What did I get in return for all of my work? A kick in the ass. I had been warned about this by others. I regret not listening.

BTW, sorry I missed the Waste Management hearing, I was at a Willets Point meeting. But the rally coming up later this month will address both issues - St. Saviour's site and the WM plan. I hope I can make the JPCA's rally as well. I am planning to take a vacation the first week in August, so please don't plan it for then.

Thursday, July 02, 2009
Anonymous said...
This makes no sense. With $4M-$5M, Marshall could have purchased the Klein Farm, building and land included.

Friday, July 03, 2009
Anonymous said...
Are the MAJORITY of JPCA members in agreement with this cosmetic redux using the bones of St. Saviour's or just a small vocal contingent?

How about having a secret ballot referendum at their next public meeting?

Friday, July 03, 2009
resident in the ranks said...
You can't stifle historical truth
by simply "losing" some newsletter e-files!

Christina Wilkinson is the heroine of St. Saviour's and everybody knows it!

She did most of the grunt work while a few hid behind their suits and ties
claiming the credit!

Friday, July 03, 2009
Not Born Yesterday said...
PHASE ONE!!?? Ok, what the hell is the REAL pricetag on this thing? How many phases? How much more will be needed? Where will it come from? We will see nothing substantial by election day. So....why is this being announced? What is the real motive here? Do they really think we are that stupid? Shame on them!

Friday, July 03, 2009
Anonymous said...
None of my taxes should go to any church, standing or to be rebuilt. Nor should any of my taxes go to any civic association, if you want to run a organization, charge a fee and stop using my taxes. Talk about TWEEDING, who's the one in charge of this scam. Someone pockets are getting filled.
The churches are gone, deal with it.

Friday, July 03, 2009
Anonymous said...
Why did they change the name? It should be called St. Saviour's!

Friday, July 03, 2009
Anonymous said...
Because the name is connected with the history of Maspeth.

Friday, July 03, 2009
Anonymous said...
I didn't like the way the Juniper Berry wrote that this was the "last remaining landmark in our community." Middle Village has several historic places left, such as the Furmanville house, the Mt. Olivet Crematory and the Hess-Miller Funeral Home.

If they are talking about Maspeth, well, the church is no longer "remaining" in Maspeth. But it does still have Town Hall, the Maurice house and when this was written - the Methodist Church.

So that statement about the "last remaining landmark" was a bit over the top. They're overselling this project.

Friday, July 03, 2009
Anonymous said...
That's what pols and civic people do when they want to look important. They don't realize it's actually kind of an insult to the community.

Friday, July 03, 2009
Anonymous said...
Hey, in 30 years, the civic association can put in a request to have that ugly castle landmarked!

Friday, July 03, 2009
Anonymous said...
Speaking of the Berry...

Christina, you forgot to add "historian" to the list of titles you held. Your departure is the reason why JPCA reran a story they did 6 months ago as a history article in the current Berry. That's recycling stories that are a little too recent.

Friday, July 03, 2009
Anonymous said...
I thought the original movement for this property was to stop the sale to developers for multiple housing, a huge mall, box stores etc. That has not happened. Indeed, the church will now be in All Faiths Cemetary but the property is still up for grabs. Can someone please explain how the JVC saved the people who live in this area. DUH!! The problem still exists, therefore, nothing was resolved except to move the old non-used and deteriorating church somewhere else. How does this make any sense!!!!!

Friday, July 03, 2009
Anonymous said...
"All of a sudden all the work you did is forgotten, and they write things on blogs about you like "good riddance."

The St Saviour’s Farce Created by Holden, Nunziato and Wilkinson


From February 14, 2008 but it still is relevant today. Holden is still an idiot, Tony is still clueless, but Christina is getting smarter

http://juniperparkpatriots.blogspot.com/2008/02/st-saviours-farce-created-by-holden.html

Now the delusional minds of Robert Holden and Tony Nunziato want to pick up a crumbling church and move it to another location, not in Maspeth but to All Faith’s Cemetery in Middle Village. If the church has such an historical significance, why not place the church in Juniper Park where all can come learn about St Saviour’s? Why place it in cemetery where only mourners and devotees can view the church?

Sadly, Maspeth residents will soon realize that Bob and Tony don’t give a damn about them or their neighborhood. Unfortunately, Pol Pot and Tulips have more compassion for wood, stone and metal than for their fellow man. The two moronic marauders think they have a scheme to effectuate their evil plot for preservation domination leaving the St Saviour’s parcel of land behind to fend for itself.

Tony Numbnuts wants the public to believe that the $1 million dollars for the preservation of the church set aside by Councilman Gallagher and the City Council is available for this ridiculous plan to transplant the church to another location. This compels us to wonder whether Tony is either mentally retarded or he just doesn’t understand city government. We believe it is a combination of both.

Tony Tulips was a longtime member of CB 5 and is now a potential self proclaimed candidate for City Council yet he fails to understand even the basics when it comes to government. Nunziato is quoted as asking for the million dollars that Councilman Gallagher secured for the purchase and preservation of St. Saviour's Church and use that money for the cost of moving the church from one private location to another.

Tony is too ignorant, lazy and clueless to realize that this cannot happen without a City Council Budget Modification. Any transfer of funds from one city agency to another requires a vote of the entire city council in which a majority must vote in favor.

In addition, if the city is to acquire the property, there must be a strict adherence to the ULURP process (The Uniformed Land Use Review Process) which is mandated by law. This process allows for public debate and dialogue between the public, NYC Council, Community Board and Borough President. Consequently, this process could take well in excess of a year. It would have been much easier and time efficient if Sponge Bob and Twit Tony agreed to have the church saved and restored with reasonable development on site as originally proposed.

It is extremely sad that Tony is more interested in getting his name in the papers than understanding city government and the laws that govern its process. More importantly, Tony Tulips fails to recognize that we all see through his despicable charade. This political neophyte lacks not only the intellectual capability to be elected councilman; he also lacks the experience and institutional knowledge of government and its operation.

Consequently, the St. Saviour’s site will be the future home of an intrusive manufacturing plant while Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumber try to claim an empty victory. Let’s face it folks, the metal midgets from the JPCA executive board were never fighting to save a church or ensure that Maspeth gets more green space, all they care about is beating the Mayor, the Parks Department, the Landmarks Commission and Councilman Gallagher. But, thanks to Robert Holden, Tony Nunziato and the JPCA Executive board the only losers will be the residents of Maspeth.


Tony stick to watering flowers it’s what you know best!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Eric Ulrich is a Union Rat



According to the NYC Campaign Finance Board, Eric Ulrich is using non-union labor for his printing needs. Now there wouldn't be anything wrong with using non-union printers, however, if you going to try to get union endorsements and support from local unions, it is hypocritical and politically stupid.

Here is the link to Eric Ulrich's CFB expenditure disclosure report:

http://www.nyccfb.info/searchabledb/ExpenditureSearchResult.aspx?ec_id=2009&ec=2009&cand_id=1068&cand=Ulrich,%20Eric%20A

Eric Ulrich needs to learn that can't have his political cake and swallow it too.

We believe the unions should be aware of who really tows the union line and who is trying to play both sides.

Eric get off the fence because the guy that straddles the fence winds up getting politically impaled.

Obama Gets Ready to Destroy New York



Watch out New York, Obama is bringing the change and it means that here in the City we will have no change in our pockets. Karl Marx Obama wants to nationalize healthcare and hardworking men and women are going to have to pay dearly for it.

DEM HEALTH RX A POI$ON PILL IN NY
TERRIFYING 57% TAX LOOMS FOR BIGGEST EARNERS
By CHARLES HURT IN DC and DAVID SEIFMAN AND JENNIFER FERMINO IN NY, Post Wire Services

Congressional plans to fund a massive health-care overhaul could have a job-killing effect on New York, creating a tax rate of nearly 60 percent for the state's top earners and possibly pressuring small-business owners to shed workers.

New York's top income bracket could reach as high as 57 percent -- rates not seen in three decades -- to pay for the massive health coverage proposed by House Democrats this week.

The top rate in New York City, home to many of the state's wealthiest people, would be 58.68 percent, the Washington-based Tax Foundation said in a report yesterday.
That means New York's top earners, small-business owners and most dynamic entrepreneurs will be facing new fees and penalties.

The $544 billion tax hike would violate one of President Obama's ironclad campaign promises: No family will pay higher tax rates than they would have paid in the 199s.

Under the bill, three new tax brackets would be created for high earners, with a top rate of 45 percent for families making more than $1 million. That would be the highest income-tax rate since 1986, when the top rate was 50 percent.

The legislation is especially onerous for business owners, in part because it penalizes employers with a payroll bigger than $400,000 some 8 percent of wages if they don't offer health care.

But the cost of the buy-in to the program may be so prohibitive that it will dissuade owners from growing their businesses -- a scary prospect in the midst of a recession.

Obama took to the airwaves yesterday with ads and TV interviews promoting the need to reform health care.

As a Senate health committee passed a different version of a health-care reform bill - a milestone for the issue - Obama said on NBC, "The American people have to realize that there's no such thing as a free lunch."

And in a Rose Garden speech, he said the "status quo" on health care is "threatening the financial stability of families, of businesses, and of government. It's unsustainable, and it has to change."

Asked if Obama supports the surtax on wealthiest Americans even though it would break a campaign pledge, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said only, "It's a process that we're watching."

Republicans in Washington and small-business defenders in New York said the House legislation would effectively place a stranglehold on businesses while running off top earners.

"Placing a big tax burden on the small-business community would rob them of the resources they need to create the jobs that will lead us out of the recession," said Tom Donohue, president of the US Chamber of Commerce.

"If there's one sure way to kill the goose that lays the golden egg, this is it."
Richard Lipsky, a lobbyist for small stores and businesses in New York City, warned that "in the middle of a recession, it's a very strange way to legislate."

"According to what we've read, the House health-insurance plan would have a job-crippling impact on neighborhood stores and other small businesses because they put mandates on these businesses that would prevent them from hiring people because of the cost of the plan," Lipsky said.

Under the House plan, businesses with payrolls of $400,000 or more would pay an 8 percent penalty for uninsured workers, while companies with payrolls between $250,000 and $400,000 would pay slightly smaller penalties.

Adding to this burden, said Michael Moran of the State Business Council of New York, is that New York is already a high-tax state.

"Any additional taxes make New York even less competitive," he said.
New York would become the third-most-hostile place for top earners to live under the proposed new surtaxes supported by House Democrats and championed by Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY).

Also hit would be individuals earning $280,000 annually and families making $350,000 a year.

The profits from small businesses would also be taxed on the back end.
Kathryn Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City, an umbrella organization representing the city's major businesses, said that the estimated top marginal tax rate of 57 percent for New York actually underestimates the potential impact on businesses.

That's because it doesn't include the city's burdensome unincorporated-business tax, which snares many entrepreneurs.

"It could be between 62 and 63 percent," she said.

If the House plan passes, Wylde said, "There literally, at this point, is very strong reason to relocate your family and your business outside New York."

A lot of small businesses would be hit with the penalties for not insuring workers and get hit with the surtaxes, Moran warned.

"Many small businesses file their business taxes under personal income," he said. "That's the way the tax law is written. Small business, which is really where most of the job creation takes place, could be hit hard.

According to the city's Department for Small Business Services, there are some 220,000 small businesses in the five boroughs. The agency does not keep track of how many offer health insurance.

"It's something that's going to kill jobs. That's the result," said Stephanie Cathcart, spokeswoman for the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

Among the most egregious provisions of the House proposal, she said, is a requirement that businesses pay the cost of 72.4 percent of individual health plans and 65 percent of family plans.

Those that don't hit the mark would face the payroll tax penalty.
churt@nypost.com

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Obama's Salute is an Embarrassment



Being veterans we understand that one of the most important of military courtesies is the salute. It is a respectful greeting and a sign of recognition between military persons. Unfortunately, Barack Hussein Obama does not know how to salute. Failing to properly perform the salute is an embarrassment and disrespectful to everyone who is serving or has served in the United States Armed Forces.

Regulations governing the salute are founded on military custom deeply rooted in tradition. The salute is a symbol of respect and a sign of comradeship among service personnel. In form, the salute is simple and dignified, but there is great significance in that gesture. It is a time-honored demonstration of courtesy among all military personnel, and it expresses mutual respect and pride in the service which Obama has none.
We are going to give Barack Hussein Obama a lesson on how to salute
Barack, you need to ALWAYS make your salute smart and snappy. Your continuous half-hearted, sloppy salute gives you away as a raw recruit and shows a lack of respect for the Armed Forces of the great nation. Your affinity for the half-hearted handshake is ok on the campaign trail but the same principle should not be applied to the salute.

To salute, raise your right hand (not your left) smartly until the tip of your forefinger (index finger) touches your headgear and or above and slightly to the right of your right eye. Keep your thumb and fingers extended and joined, palm to the left, with your hand and wrist straight. Hold your upper arm horizontal, and your forearm inclined at an angle of 45ยบ. At the same time turn your head and eyes toward the person or flag you are saluting. Hold the salute until returned by the person, saluted, and then drop your hand smartly to your side without smacking the side of your leg like a communist.

This is the regulation salute. Learn how to do it properly. Practice in front of a mirror. Don't give your salute any extra flourishes; that is simply bad taste.
Barack Obama is a sorry excuse for a Commander-in-Chief

Drinking With Bob Rants About Obama the Allstar





Barack Obama at the all-star game. Last night Barack Obama threw out the first pitch at the all-star game. He walked out onto the mound and lobbed the ball over the plate. When he was done he went into the stands had a couple of hot dogs and a couple of beers. In the 2nd inning he went into the commentators booth and talked to Joe Buck about how great his life is. Are you freaking kidding me?!

Did I miss something? Was there a memo that went out that said the econmy had turned around? That un-employment was on it's way down? Was there a memo that said Iran and North Korea are no longer developing nuclear weapons? Of course not! There was no memo!

Would somebody tell Barack Obama, he's the President of the United States. That's not a 40 hour a week job! 7 days a week, 24 hours a day this guy should be up at the freaking White House thinking of ways to make this country a better place!

Nobody asked him to run for President. Nobody walked into Barack Obama's room late at night, grabbed him by the ears and told him he was going to run for president. He decided! He begged people to freaking vote for him. I love these senators, congressman , mayors and presidents; they beg people to vote for them and then when they get elected they act like they are doing us a freaking favor by just being in office.

Well let me tell you something Barack, you're not doing us any favors! The country is falling apart and this guy is at a freaking baseball game throwing back peanuts with his feet up on the back of somebodys freaking chair. It's disgusting! It's freaking disgusting what this guy is doing and I'm sick of it! I'm freaking sick of it!!

What's next! What's next!! What's next!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Medicaid Fraud at its Best


This is government managed healthcare at its best. Imagine the rampant fraud and abuse if Obama and the spend crazy democrats nationalize the entire healthcare system!

These bums are costing you a fortune.

NY POST

HOSP-ITALITY ABU$E ILLNESS-FAKER BUMS TREAT ERS AS HOTELS - ON YOUR TAB

By GINGER ADAMS OTIS and MELISSA KLEIN


Ricky Alardo, a homeless alcoholic nicknamed Ricky Ricardo, swigs cheap vodka by day at his favorite corner in Washington Heights, then calls an ambulance to chauffeur him to the hospital for a free meal and a warm place to sleep, courtesy of taxpayers who fund his Medicaid benefits.

For a chronic caller like Alardo -- who phones 911 four or five times a week -- the annual medical bill can be as high as $300,000. Over 13 years, the length of time he has been abusing the emergency room, he has cost the medical system an estimated $3.9 million.

In Midtown, another bum, Robert, has faked emergencies to get food and shelter in ERs about 40 or 50 times in the past three years -- and taxpayers pick up his tab, too.

Ricky and Robert are among the dozens of "frequent fliers" who clog the 911 system, tie up city ambulances, crowd emergency rooms and burn through Medicaid money.

An ambulance ride alone can run as much as $800, and an ER visit can cost, conservatively, $400 a pop, according to estimates from medical experts.

City officials don't track frequent fliers or the costs associated with their transport and hospital care, but anecdotal numbers from ER and EMS workers suggest there are dozens throughout the city.

"We have a system that is extremely dysfunctional. We have no place to put these people," an EMS medic said.

A paramedic working downtown said some frequent fliers think they'll get faster treatment if they arrive at an ER by ambulance, rather than walk in.

"They know what to say to our call takers," he said.

Or they'll tell a bystander, "Oh, I have chest pains," the medic said.
Alardo, 53, phones 911 so regularly, medics know which calls are likely his.

"When Ricky passes on, I'll probably even go to his funeral," said one medic who works in Washington Heights. "I've seen him almost every day for the last 13 years."

An inebriated Alardo lauded the medics last week, saying they "treat me like a king."

A few hours later, he called for an ambulance to pick him up on Bennett Avenue. He went into the hospital at about 4 p.m. and slept for hours.

His fellow frequent flier Robert said he has called 911 as many as 50 times since becoming homeless three years ago.

He said he would tell the 911 operator he had chest pains or was suicidal.
But, he confessed last week, "I'm not really suicidal."

Robert, 40, said he was looking for a place to sleep, get a meal and get the medications he takes for depression.

He said he stopped his 911 habit after an ambulance driver "chewed him out."
"I haven't called an ambulance for about a month," Robert said.

By law, EMS workers cannot refuse to treat or transport any patient. And ERs have to at least evaluate and stabilize homeless patients.

The drain on the city's strapped medical system is huge. Medicaid reimbursements don't come close to covering the costs of frequent-flier visits.

Medicaid pays just $175 for a basic ER visit and only $186 for the cost of an $800 advanced-care ambulance.

At a minimum, ERs give vitamins, showers, hot food and a bed to their homeless patients. But those who come in with underlying medical conditions require X-rays, cardiograms and medicines that can push the cost of an ER visit well above the average $400.

"They take space. They take nursing resources. They're a drain on the staff's energy level and emotions," said Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, of Camden, NJ, who has studied the issue. "They're costing the system in both direct and hidden ways."

Brenner's research found Medicaid paid $46 million for the top 1 percent of Camden's frequent fliers, or 1,035 patients, during a five-year period.

A pilot program at Bellevue Hospital has cut ER visits by 67 percent among "high-cost" Medicaid patients by finding them their own doctors, housing and even cellphones to keep in touch with their doctors, according to a recent report by the United Hospital Fund.

But it will be hard to break the habit of vagrants who view the ER as their personal retreat.
"It's not always easy to pick up these guys and take them in," one medic said. "But our policy is: '

You call, we haul.' We have no other choice."

Friday, July 10, 2009

Ulrich Budget Cuts Reduce Free Summer Concerts

“I swear to use taxpayer funds to advance my Political Future notwithstanding the unethical and potentially immoral nature of my actions, I further pray that the District Attorney does not look too closely. I will continue to master quid pro quo so help me God”

When Eric Ulrich was elected in the special election to replace Joseph Addobbo we told everyone who would listen that this young man was not the right choice. Granted the field was weak and there was not much of a choice but nevertheless he was never and is still incapable of representing the district.

At the tender age of 23, we felt young Eric was too inexperienced, too hot headed and frankly not up to the task. After all, this is his first job right out of college! Imagine giving A 23 YEAR OLD KID a $122,000 A YEAR JOB WITHOUT ANY EXPERIENCE! What’s next making someone a Pilot without training? I would never get on a plane with that Pilot! Would you?

Well it seems that we were right. As the Patriots continue to examine the NYC budget we see that young Eric, in an attempt to placate his supporters and play politics with taxpayer money has decimated a fine organizations budget – The Queens Symphony Orchestra and instead has padded the pork to his political allies.

Are we shocked? No! Are we concerned? Yes. The JPP is in the midst of detailing all of the changes Councilman Ulrich has made to the budget and how he is using the budget and taxpayer money for a Political Quid Pro Quo.

So this summer, we all will may miss a few concerts, we will wonder if the Queens Symphony will have enough cash to make it, but we will most certainly go line by line through the NYC budget and report to you how Eric Ulrich is using your taxpayer funds to get elected. So far, in our initial estimation approximately $300,000 has been identified and is questionable.

Obama Ogles Butt but Can't See Economic Crisis


No wonder the economy is so screwed up. President Barack Hussein Obama is too busy looking at ass and not enough time focusing on the economy.

Restricted Comments Thanks to an Idiot


Thanks to an idiot named "patrick henry sayz" we are going to start moderating comments. This moron continues to paste the same idiotic statements made by the prior moderators of this blog. When we took over a few months ago we decided to let comments be posted freely without moderation but the idiot "patrick henry sayz' has ruined it for everyone.

The individual does not have the intellectual capacity to write original substantive thoughts. This moronic person has somehow mastered the art of copy and paste which is extremely annoying.

So comments will be moderated, but 98 percent will go through and we will only block the the individual known as "patrick henry sayz"

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Obama Continues to Threaten National Security



Our President is hell bent on compromising America’s national security. In addition to continually apologizing for our strength, resolve and ability to protect ourselves over the last century, he is now making ridiculous promises to our enemies. The LAST thing we should do is shelve our missile defense system, especially while North Korea and Iran continue their nuclear weapons program.
This guy is going to get millions of Americans killed! He should really stick to bowling. Hopefully someday he can qualify for the special olympics.

from The Heritage Foundation
President Obama Retreats on Third-Site Missile Defenses
by Sally McNamara
WebMemo #2529

On his first presidential visit to Moscow this week, Barack Obama continued to cast doubt on U.S. plans to deploy elements of its missile defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic.[1] Since taking office, President Obama has conditioned his support for the "third site" deployment of 10 missile interceptors in Poland and a radar in the Czech Republic on a number of factors--its workability, its cost-effectiveness, and the provability of an Iranian nuclear threat. On a visit to Prague in April, President Obama gave a keynote speech focusing on total nuclear disarmament whereby missile defenses would be completely unnecessary.[2]

Following revelations in April that President Obama "secretly" offered Moscow a grand bargain whereby it would sacrifice the third site in exchange for Moscow's help discouraging Iran's nuclear program, President Obama has seemingly gone out of his way to back away from the missile defense deal, which was concluded with Prague and Warsaw in the final months of the Bush Administration.[3] This week's Obama-Medvedev summit has reinforced the message that the third site remains a bargaining chip that can be played at the President's will in exchange for achieving his higher profile political agenda items such as strategic arms reductions.
Constitutionally mandated to ratify or reject treaties, the U.S. Senate should make clear to President Obama that it will not sacrifice missile defense in exchange for a new treaty with Russia reducing strategic nuclear weapons.[4]

Will He or Won't He?
President Obama's commitment to negotiating a new strategic arms treaty with Russia before the expiration of the current START treaty this December has topped his political agenda. Although missile defense has not yet been officially incorporated into the negotiations for the new treaty, Russia has made it quite clear that the issues are interlinked and that it will not separate these agenda items.[5]
President Medvedev stated that the new treaty must be linked specifically with Moscow's objections to the third-site deployments.[6] President Obama has offered to "discuss" both offensive and defensive weapons systems in the context of the new treaty.[7]

By investing so much political capital in a new treaty and fudging uncomfortable issues such as missile defense, President Obama risks having to sacrifice this vital aspect of U.S. national security in order to advance the negotiations. Further, he has repeatedly sent the message that the third-site deployment is not important to him.[8]

At best, President Obama has been deliberately vague with regard to the third site; at worst, he is simply looking for a way out, while keen to avoid the accusation that he has caved in to Russian pressure. However, it has become increasingly obvious that the third-site deployment is a red-line issue for Moscow and that President Obama will have to choose between abandoning its Central and Eastern European allies and U.S. national security interests and appeasing Russian aggression on this issue.

The Third Site Is Workable and Cost-Effective
President Obama and his Administration, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden, have repeatedly hinged the Administration's support for deployment of U.S. missile defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic on the proven workability of the ground-based system. This caveat, however, has already been satisfied--missile defense technology already works.

In a December 2008 test, the Missile Defense Agency performed a successful interception and destruction of an incoming ballistic missile. In September 2007, the U.S. missile defense system destroyed the mock warhead of a long-range missile. Since 2001, 37 of 46 "hit-to-kill" missile defense tests have been successful.[9] As General Trey Obering, former director of the Missile Defense Agency, states in The Heritage Foundation's 33 Minutes documentary, "Our testing has shown not only can we hit a bullet with a bullet; we can hit a spot on a bullet with a bullet."[10]

Alternatives to the third site include the deployment of sea-based or mobile theater-based missile defense systems. However, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has stated that these alternatives do not provide a level of defense comparable to that of the third site.

The CBO states: "None of the alternatives considered by CBO provide as much additional defense of the United States."[11] The report also found that the estimated $9-14 billion 20-year cost of the third site was half of the estimated costs of a ship-based alternative.[12]

The Third Site Is Urgently Needed
The negative implications for the security of the United States, its forward-deployed troops, and its allies in Europe should not be underestimated in the event that the third site is abandoned.

The violence meted out to its own people in the wake of rigged elections illustrates the repressive and belligerent nature of the Iranian regime, which has continued developing its nuclear and missile programs regardless of international pressure. On May 20, Iran successfully test-fired the Sajjil 2 solid-fuel missile, which has a 1,200-1,500 mile range, putting Israel within Tehran's reach.[13] Israel's Space Research Center also reports that Iran intends to accelerate its production of even longer-range ballistic missiles and their delivery systems in the near future.[14]

And in April, the National Air and Space Intelligence Center stated that Iran could develop a missile capable of reaching the United States as early as 2015.[15]
President Obama is determined to negotiate with Iran--a strategy that is so far failing--and work closely with Moscow in seeking to persuade Tehran away from its nuclear and missile proliferation programs. However, it would be dangerous not to employ other strategies simultaneously, including missile defenses, stronger sanctions, and preparations for the potential use of force against Iran's nuclear facilities. Ultimately, Moscow may not work with Washington to disarm Iran and may even work against American interests.[16] It is important, therefore, that President Obama has alternate options.

Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen has described Iran's pursuit of a nuclear bomb as a ticking clock--and time is not on President Obama's side.[17] The CBO report states that alternate options to the third site may not be available as early as its estimated 2013 timeframe.[18]

Considering the time necessary to complete ratification of the treaties in Poland and the Czech Republic, appropriate the funds necessary for its construction from Congress, and physically construct the installations, the Obama Administration must press forward with the deployment of the third site sooner rather than later.

The Third Site: Critical to U.S. National Security
Departing Moscow with a tentative agreement on strategic arms control that will severely limit America's delivery systems as well as its strategic stockpiles, Obama has given away far more than he gained.[19] He cannot afford to give away missile defense too.

The deployment of U.S. missile defenses in Europe has become a critical matter for Moscow, which is determined to have a sphere of privileged interest in its near-abroad. Since Russia's invasion of Georgia in August 2008 and its subsequent annexation of South Ossetia and Abkhazia, Moscow has yet to face any serious consequences for its actions. For the sake of U.S. national security and to prevent another dangerous geopolitical setback in Russia's neighborhood, President Obama must make it clear that he supports the deployment of missile defenses to Poland and the Czech Republic and seek full funding of these sites from Congress.

Sally McNamara is a Senior Policy Analyst in European Affairs at The Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. She would like to thank Nicholas Connor, intern at the Thatcher Center, for his assistance in preparing this paper

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Congressman Peter King is Awesome



(7.5.09) -- Peter King of New York tells the media to stop covering "low-life" Michael Jackson and start talking about the sacrifices of average citizens like police officers, firefighters and teachers.

At least one recent poll has shown that nearly two-thirds of the American public feels that there has been too much coverage of the King of Pop's death.

For those tens of millions of Americans, they likely believe that Representative King is giving voice to their own feelings on the media's excessive, fawning coverage of the singer's passing.

It appears as though there is a growing backlash building towards the media and Hollywood glorification of celebrity and hero worship, particularly when the networks are attempting to force-feed a public the importance of a figure as troubled and outlandish as Jackson sadly became later in his life.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Seminerio Field Gets Fatter



Just when you thought it was between Baldeo, Comaianni and Miller somone lifted up a couple of rocks and four more throw their hats in the race.

Seminerio eats the poison apple and now we are left with the seven political dwarfs


Seven vie for Seminerio Assembly seat
Six Democrats and a Republican vie for 38 AD
BY TONIA N. CIMINO

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 7:03 PM EDT

There could be seven hats in the ring for the open seat in the State Assembly’s 38th District.

As of Tuesday, July 7, there were seven hopefuls vying for the position vacated by disgraced Assemblymember Anthony Seminerio, who formally resigned on Monday, June 22; two days later he pleaded guilty in a Manhattan federal courtroom to taking illicit payments. The state Board of Elections (BOE)certified that the seat was vacant that day.

Unless Governor David Paterson decides to call for a special, non-partisan election to fill the seat, a successor will be elected on the regular November ballot.
As reported in The Courier Sun, running, as of last week, were: attorney Albert Baldeo, who considers himself the front- runner for the Democratic nod; Nick Comaianni, 41, also a Democrat and a member of Community Board 9; Paul Gagliardotto, 23, who entered the race via an email to the media on Tuesday night, June 30; Democrat Michael Miller, endorsed by The Queens Conservative Party; and Republican Donna Marie Caltabiano, who received the GOP endorsement.

Lourdes Ventura, who is currently the Counsel for Latino and Immigrant Affairs for State Senator Malcolm Smith, told The Courier Sun that she is “strongly considering” a run, and has submitted her paperwork to the Queens Board of Elections (BOE).

The Richmond Hill resident, who hopes to get a Democratic endorsement, also said that she is “putting together a campaign committee to explore further” and that she is “in the process of raising money.”

An assistant attorney general and former Queens prosecutor, Ventura, who was recognized by The Courier last year as a “Rising Star,” said, “I’ve been in government for a while.”

In a press release to the media on Monday, July 6, Farouk Samaroo also announced, “I am running for the Assembly.” This new addition to the race is a soldier who served in Afghanistan and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for “military merit,” as well as six other decorations.

The “Friends of Samaroo” will seek the Democratic Party nomination, according to the press release. They are also getting petitions.

A Richmond Hill resident, Samaroo said, “Our assemblymember resigned in disgrace, the State Legislature is failing us, and our country needs the service of committed young men and women to lead at all levels of government. I promise to serve this district well and with honor.”

Before his Army service, Samaroo served as a Community Liaison in the New York State Assembly, and on the boards of local non-profits.

According to the BOE, as of this April, there were 32,282 Democrats and only 9,328 Republicans registered to vote in the district. As a result, any Democrat needs 500 valid petition signatures to get on the ballot; any Republican would need only 467.

The deadline to file with the BOE is July 16.

http://www.queenscourier.com/articles/2009/07/07/news/top_stories/doc4a53d00e3c072477934787.txt

Obama trips up over Russian leadership tandem


Obama really knows his foreign policy and the positions leaders in other countries hold. NOT!


MOSCOW (Reuters) - In a slip of the tongue, U.S. President Barack Obama described Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Monday as president, echoing the widely held view that he remains Russia's most powerful man.

Putin surrendered the presidency to protege Dmitry Medvedev last May to take the lesser post of prime minister, but most political analysts say Putin remains Russia's ultimate decision maker.

The dual leadership has left foreign leaders to walk a difficult diplomatic tightrope. In line with protocol Obama met Medvedev ahead of talks with the lower ranking Putin.

At a news conference Obama gave a carefully worded reply about the effectiveness of the leadership tandem when a U.S. journalist bluntly asked "who is really in charge here in Russia?"

But minutes later, speaking about Medvedev's objections to a controversial missile defense system planned for central Europe, Obama slipped:

"I suspect when I speak to President..eh.. Prime Minister Putin tomorrow, he will say the same thing." (Writing by Conor Humphries; Editing by Richard Williams;)

Drinking With Bob Rants About MJ Memorial





California is going bankrupt.

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is handing out IOU's to everyone with a pulse.

Yet, they have enough money to throw a memorial service for Michael freaking Jackson?!!!

Are you kidding me?! Are you freaking kidding me?!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Al “the Sacred Cow” Baldeo Sacrificed Again


Elizabeth Crowley has joined the long list of Democrats who have screwed Al “Slim Shady” Baldeo. According to political insiders, Crowley has effectively used Baldeo for her own political expediency and now has abandoned Al “I’m running for anything” Baldeo for the better choice, Mike Miller.

Normally, we are quick to criticize Crowley, you know for things like building a school in Maspeth, opening her office 8 months late and being functionally retarded (no offense to the mentally handicapped) but we have to give credit where credit is due.

Could this be the watershed moment where dizzy Lizzy blossoms into Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley and starts to show some political acumen? The word on the street is that she did fairly well in the budget, she’s is leaning how to put a sentence together and now she is picking her political allies more carefully by choosing Miller over Al “I’ll shoot you in the head” Baldeo. She could just be the savior our District needs.

Yes folks, I have been out in the sun too long. I mean c’mon, it’s rained for the last 33 days and spent the entire day yesterday in the sun and I got heat stroke.
Dizzy Lizzy is still a political moron

Drinking With Bob Rants About Bernie Madoff






the reason bernie Madoff is in jail is because he robbed from the rich.

I wanna know when the people who robbed from the middle class are going to get indicted?!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wacko Jacko Has Whacky Friends in NYC Council



According to Azi Paybarah of the Politicker, the City Council wasted taxpayer money to pay tribute to child molester, Michael Jackson. Many members of the council had the audacity to steal our money and give praise to the talented monster who prayed on children and their families. Thankfully, there were a few members like James Oddo and Lew Fidler who recognized the stupidity and inappropriateness of honoring Michael Jackson. Too bad Eric Ulrich has no balls because Ulrich said he left the room but not in protest of Jackson, but rather to talk to Oddo about another legislative matter.


Apparently in protest, several council members quietly walked out of the room just before it began.

Republicans Jimmy Oddo and Eric Ulrich, along with Democrats Peter Vallone Jr. and Lew Fidler all left the Council chambers just before Inez Dickens and Helen Diane Foster heaped praise on Jackson for his musical accomplishments and charitable work.

“As a person, Michael was conflicted and controversy confronted him often,” said Dickens, a Democrat from Manhattan. “But Michael also cared about human suffering and donated much of his wealth to stop the suffering, stop the deaths and destruction. He was an ambassador of peace.”

“I think it’s only fitting that this city and this Council stand in a moment of silence for the King of Pop, Michael Jackson,” said Foster, a Democrat from the Bronx.

Oddo, via text message, confirmed he left the room in response to the tribute. Fidler could be seen in the lobby of the Council chambers, peering through the glass doors as Foster praised Jackson.

Vallone, a conservative Democrat who chairs the Public Safety Committee, jokingly said he left the room for the same reason Republican State Senator Frank Padavan accidentally wandered through the Senate chambers in Albany—that is, in search of a cup of coffee.

“That’s what I was doing, wink,” said Vallone.

UPDATE: Lew Fidler told me afterwards, “Clearly his death is a tragedy,” but "I’m the chairman of the Youth Services Committee in the Council and the man was probably a serial pedophile, may have well died of a drug overdose.”

Fidler said the talents of a celebrity don’t necessarily “make them a role model. While we can mourn his death I don’t know that standing up on the floor of the Council to pay tribute to a life I wouldn’t want my kids to aspire to was appropriate.”

He said Jackson “has multiple sealed settlements with the families of young boys. What exactly is it that we’re exalting?”

Ulrich said he left the room but not in protest of Jackson, but rather to talk to Oddo about another legislative matter.

Another Councilman who walked prior to the Jackson honor was Vinny Ignizio, a Republican of Staten Island.

Azi Paybarah can be reached via email at azi.paybarah@politickerny.com


Obama's Gibbs Grilled on Shady Tactics



Obama is successfully controlling the flow of information by manipulating one the purest forums of the democratic process. A town hall meeting is an informal public meeting derived from the traditional town meetings of New England. Similarly to those meetings, everybody in a community is invited to attend, voice their opinions, and hears the responses from public figures and elected officials, although attendees rarely vote on an issue. In today's heterogeneous communities with large populations, more often, town hall meetings are held so that people can influence elected officials in their decision making or to give them a chance to feel that their voices are being heard.

There are no specific rules or guidelines for holding a town hall meeting. If the turnout is large, and the objective is to give as many people as possible an opportunity to speak, the group can be broken down into smaller discussion groups. Participants all hear an opening presentation and then group-up to discuss an aspect of the presentation. Each group appoints someone to summarize their group's discussion.

But at this Obama Hall Meeting, Obama is controlling who attends, who speaks and what questions are asked. Obama is a dangerous individual and using control tactics that should raise concern among Americans. Obama State controlled media should be stopped.