Thursday, October 29, 2009
Finally, it is not only the Juniper Park Patriots, but someone else has exposed Elizabeth Crowley for the lying fraud that she is! Here is a list of dizzy Lizzy’s dirty little secrets:
She accepts support and funding from the corrupt group ACORN.
She supported Council Leadership who overturned Terms Limits despite the people voting twice for it. (and she is stabbing the same leader in the back by lobbying for her job!)
She Voted to Raise Taxes!
She Receives 8O%of her campaign funds from lobbyists & special interests.
She withheld a report of a highly toxic condition at a Maspeth High School at a City Council Hearing to approve the construction.
She falsely stated that the Maspeth School is zoned for the children
She falsely claimed that she zoned the new Forest Hills high school for the children of Middle Village and Glendale.
She took complete credit for a four year down zoning of the community which was completed before she took office. When confronted with this misrepresentation she said that she “made a phone call” to speed it up.
She was fined $56,000 for campaign Finance Law violations.
She is under investigation for using City Council funds to supplement her campaign.
She said she received millions of dollars in funding for our community but there is no record or any plans or contracts on file with city agencies.
Elizabeth Crowley is caught lying, stealing and cheating again. We need to vote Dizzy Lizzy out of office before she figures out how to use MapQuest and drive to city hall where she can cause real damage.
According to insiders, she has been telecommuting to work because she thought that someone had really purchased the Brooklyn Bridge and turned into floating condo’s preventing access to Manhattan.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 5:45 PM
Thanks to Barack Hussein Obama American soldiers have endured the deadliest two days in Afghanistan since the start of the war. To make matters worse, Obama still has not decided what to do with the requests of ground commanders to help the soldiers on the ground.
Obama seems only to make quick snap judgments when it comes to whether or not her should a 7-iron or 9-iron.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 11:04 AM
Friday, October 23, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Unbeknownst to Speaker Christine Quinn, Elizabeth Crowley is whispering in the ears of colleagues on both side of the aisle and political power brokers to express her desire to be the next speaker of the New York City Council.
We think Dizzy Lizzy should worry about getting re-elected first then she can start to undermine the leadership of Christine Quinn. Elizabeth Crowley is already using the slush fund scandal in her inaudible stump speeches and according to insiders there will be more leadership bashing by Crowley.
I wonder what Christine thinks about her new friend Elizabeth biting the hand that fed her. We all know the only reason Liz got a penny for the district was because Quinn was trying to curry favor with the Queens Democrats so she can retain her title as Speaker.
Lew Fidler for Speaker!
Posted by Patrick Henry at 8:02 AM
a six year old in Delaware was suspended for 45 days and sentenced to reform school for bring a pocket knife into school.
the problem with the school system in this country is not that we need more Charter Schools or and extended school day or year. It's that we need more qualified people in the classroom! we need teachers who have COMMON SENSE!!
Posted by Patrick Henry at 7:47 AM
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Elizabeth Crowley and the city are screwing taxpayers again. According to recent articles in the local papers, Bocce Balls for brains Elizabeth Crowley has allocated $325,000 to rebuild the Bocce Courts located in Juniper Park. We did some research and cost comparison to find out how much does it really cost to build a long box with a playable surface.
You will be surprised and angered to know that we called four Bocce Court specialists and they informed us that construction can be anywhere from $2000 to $40,000 (for a very elaborate and ornate court). When we informed them of the $325,000 price tag for the Juniper Courts they laughed and asked if they could get on the bidder’s list.
You may ask why would Elizabeth Crowley make this outlandish allocation to build bocce courts when only a very small percentage of park goers utilize them. I have never seen mothers and their children frolicking on the bocce courts, I have never seen dog owners playing fetch with their pets on the courts, I have never seen kids playing catch on the courts, so why o why. Have you ever tried to play bocce ball on the courts? Good luck. You have to be “member” of the bocce society!
I’ll tell you why. Elizabeth Crowley is a pandering, self-serving moron. She wants to curry favor with the Italians because her opponent IS Italian. Crowley cares about bocce as much as Bob Holden cares about preventing domestic violence. The only thing she cares about is votes and she is using OUR money to get them.
Imagine the good that could have been done for community if the $325,000 was allocated selflessly, without political motivation and without stupidity.
Let’s vote Bocce Ball Crowley out of office!
For those of you that don’t know what’s involved in Bocce Court construction, please read below
BOCCE STANDARDS ASSOCIATION
The information below is provided to help standardize the playing surface and dimensions of Court Bocce courts for building new courts or revising current courts. Court lengths can be found from 60 feet to 100 feet with a variety of playing surfaces. The standard dimensions encompass most existing courts; new courts should use the preferred dimensions. We recognize these standards differ from the International Standards which are seldom used to construct courts in the United States. The most important standard is the playing surface to make playing consistent from one court to another. Standardized courts will bring the game of bocce up to the level of all other major sports.
Future standards work may be needed for temporary indoor courts and portable court.
Standard Bocce Court Dimensions
ITEM SYMBOL MEASUREMENT
Length L 76 Feet
Width W 10 to 13 Feet
Pointing Foul Line FL 6 Feet
Spock/Hitting Foul Line SL 10 Feet
Center Line CL 1/2 of Length
Standard Bocce Court Materials & Construction
Sideboards & Backboards - Must extend 6 to 12 inches above the playing surface. Made with rigid treated lumber, minimum of 2 inches thick. Must be backed by concrete or 4x4 posts spaced a maximum 4 feet apart. The sideboards must be sufficiently supported or have a hard plastic/rubber bumper along sideboards so that a ball hitting the sideboards at an angle greater than 30 degrees will consistently bank off the sideboards.
Court Material - The court must be constructed similar to standard tennis courts with a minimum 3 inch base of crushed stone on a compacted sub-base and then covered with 2 inches minimum of clay type materials compacted for a hard, smooth, level surface. The top surface must be kept as level as possible and kept treated with a fine grade of loose topping clay that can be brushed to smooth the court. Clay courts must be wet down to keep the clay properly conditioned and compacted. A continuous watering system under the clay surface like good tennis courts is preferred. Drain holes must be provided to prevent standing water on the court. Bocce court contractors are hard to find, however, tennis court contractors are more plentiful and can easily do excellent bocce courts.
Painting - The sideboards & backboards may be painted (preferable white). Easily visible vertical lines 2 inches wide must be painted on the sideboards to indicate the location of the foul lines and center line. Vertical lines 1 inch wide may be painted on the sideboards & backboards to indicate the 12 inch lines for the initial pallino throw.
Other Improvements - Other court improvements such as, scoreboards, protective court end walls, roofs, benches, ball racks, walkways, lighting, handicapped accommodations, etc. are the option of the club. However, no improvement shall interfere with the standard playing rules or playing on the basic court defined above.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 5:53 PM
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Controversy Erupts Over Glendale Kiwanis Funding
By Conor Greene
A $3,500 allocation to the Glendale Kiwanis by former City Councilman Anthony Como has turned into a political hot potato after he accused Elizabeth Crowley, who currently represents the area, of diverting the money to another organization.
Como (R-Middle Village), who briefly represented the 30th District after winning a special election last year, sent a letter on Tuesday to fellow Kiwanis members and local papers stating that the funding had been reallocated in January. “I found this very upsetting because I know that groups such as yours depend greatly on this money,” wrote Como.
In the letter, Como stated that he had been contacted by the group’s past president, Joe Aiello to find out why the Kiwanis never received the funds. In the e-mail containing the letter, Como included correspondence he said was from the City Council’s Finance Division confirming that Crowley had diverted the money to another group. “Since we didn’t do a transparency resolution until late January, CM Crowley’s office decided that they wanted to give that money to another [organization] as it is her prerogative to reallocate any funds that had not yet been registered with the Comptroller’s office,” the e-mail stated.
In response, Crowley (D-Middle Village) said she is “very surprised [Como] would stoop this low” and contended that Como never came through on his promise to fund the Kiwanis. “He is making accusations that are not true, just because he failed to meet the community’s concerns as a councilman.” She maintained that the money was never included in last year’s budget and was never diverted to another group.
“He’s being dishonest,” added Crowley. “This is an example of mudslinging that is really based on lies. I’m disappointed in Anthony Como because honestly I thought more of him as an individual than to put together a letter which is not truthful.” Crowley noted that she provided the Kiwanis with $5,000 in this year’s budget. "If you look at the truth, you will know that Anthony Como didn't put a dime aside for the Kiwanis last year as he promised,” she said.
Caught in the middle is Aiello, who said Wednesday that the whole situation is much ado about nothing. He chalked it up to a simple mistake and says he lays no blame with either Como or Crowley. “At first I said ‘gee, we could have used this money,’” he recalled. “Anthony Como called apologizing and I told him there is no foul here. I had a meeting with Elizabeth two weeks ago, she said she would see what she can do about retrieving the money and I said again it was no foul and not to worry about it.”
Como said the letter wasn’t intended to be a political attack against Crowley, despite his relationship with fellow Republican Tom Ognibene, who is challenging her in November. “This is not a political thing, it’s coming from me. If anyone is to blame here, it is Councilmember Crowley – she’s the only one who put me up to this by pulling their funding.”
Ognibene said he had “zero” involvement in the letter and noted that the whole issue arose when Aiello contacted Como. “She’s trying to deflect the fact that she pulled the funding for the Glendale Kiwanis, that’s what the city of New York said, not Tom Ognibene. They asked Anthony why they weren’t getting funding so he made the inquiry and that’s the answer that came back... Let her say it’s not true instead of blaming me. Of course if she did she would be lying again.”
While he doesn’t blame either side, Aiello said he wasn’t thrilled that the club, which is ded- icated to helping those in need, was thrust into the middle of a political fight. “I’m caught in between here and I don’t like it,” he said. “I appreciate what they try to do for the club and I have the utmost respect for Anthony Como and Elizabeth Crowley. What happened here was just a mistake, something that happened. Our club could have used the money, no doubt, but we didn’t lose any sleep over it. There is no harm or foul here... I’m a little bit disappointed. This didn’t have to go to the papers.”
The City Council Finance Division did not return a call by press time seeking clarification as to whether the money was ever allocated.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 5:26 PM
Obama is a coward and a cry baby. It is amazing that a President single outs a news organization and refuses to speak with them because they disagree with his failed policies. Imagine the vitriolic outcry if President Bush refused to meet or acknowledge CBS, NBC, ABC or CNN!
Barack Hussein Obama wants to control the media so he can control the masses. His refusal to meet with FOX news and label them a political enemy is a travesty and infringement on the First Amendment.
What a coward!
Posted by Patrick Henry at 12:50 PM
Monday, October 12, 2009
I don't know about you, but I am extremely sorry that we have this sorry president with his sorry policies and his sorry apology tour
Posted by Patrick Henry at 2:14 PM
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Tom Ognibene wants his job back.
The former councilman and Middle Village lawyer will challenge Democratic incumbent Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley (D-Middle Village) on Nov. 3 to reclaim the 30th Council District seat, a position he was term limited out of in 2001.
The Republican contender’s campaign is conservative to the core — an all or nothing bet in a district where traditional blue-collar values run deep despite a two to one Democratic advantage among registered voters.
If elected, Ognibene is promising to fight for lower taxes, smaller government, commercial traffic reforms, more hospitals, a greater police presence and a return to local school zoning.
The GOP nominee is promoting a plan that would require a two-thirds majority to raise taxes and wants to cut government spending through changes to the city’s pension system, debt refinancing and consolidations, pay freezes and layoffs among the city’s various agencies.
“There are agencies in the city government with people walking around and doing nothing — it’s just appalling,” Ognibene said. “Nobody wants to make tough decisions. I want to force people to make tough decisions. The citizens paying the taxes are making tough decisions, aren’t they?”
Ognibene rejected arguments that sending government workers to the burgeoning unemployment lines would ultimately hurt the city by exacerbating financial problems in the private sector with fewer families spending at local businesses.
“Unless we begin to make the choices that I’m suggesting, we are heading for armageddon anyway — so we might as well begin to look at it now,” he said.
Ognibene is also proposing changes to the rules governing commercial traffic in the area, an effort he said would help remove trucks from the district’s crowded streets.
“There’s a lot of opportunity for rail traffic that can substitute for the truck traffic,” he said. “You can control the flow of traffic by having DOT map out better routes. You can have DOT organize themselves better and come up with a better plan than the current federal system that they use for deciding where traffic controls are and how they’re timed.”
Ognibene condemned citywide zoning regulations on new schools, calling for a return to neighborhood districting with a voucher system in place for parents who want to send their kids elsewhere.
“We need schools for kids from our communities — Maspeth, Middle Village, Elmhurst. When these new high schools are built, they’re universally zoned,” he said.
The Republican candidate said that education problems in poor communities are overblown and that efforts to improve the situation by integrating students from various economic backgrounds across neighborhood lines are now putting an unfair burden on parents in good school districts.
“We’ve never really addressed that issue,” he said. “Why are kids in poor neighborhoods not doing well? So they’re going to come to a new school and they’re going to do better? I want my child to go to a community school. I don’t want them to travel around the universe. I want them to go to a school where they’re going to feel safe and they’re going to learn. And I don’t want to sacrifice that because there are other communities in this city that don’t have the same commitment.”
Ognibene said the city needs to address problems in underperforming institutions individually and urged parents in troubled communities to take responsibility for improving their schools.
“This is the nonsense argument that’s infected all of our thinking in this world,” he said. “People have to learn to be accountable. What your status is in life and how your children learn is directly related to what emphasis you want to put on education in your community. Join the PTA. Fight for safer schools. Don’t say, ‘What the hell, I’m going to thrust my problems on you.’”
In the wake of this year’s hospital closings, Ognibene is urging Queens lawmakers to step up efforts to secure funding for new healthcare facilities at the St. John’s and Mary Immaculate sites.
And while he praised the city’s declining crime rates, Ognibene also stressed the need for additional police officers to deter lesser crimes, including vandalism and auto theft.
Posted by Patrick Henry at 3:12 PM
What's next? I'll tell you what's next...
Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize! Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize!! Are you freaking kidding me?!!
Are we living in an alternate universe? Are we in bizarro land? Somebody pinch me cause I'm having a freaking nightmare! I know what you're all saying, Bob why are you so upset? The nobel peace prize doesn't mean anything. Al Gore won it. Jimmy Carter won it. It's useless. It's like winning a gold medal in the special olympics, nobody cares. Well you know what? I care!!
It's an insult to every living breathing person in this world that this guy gets an award for doing nothing! Absolutely nothing!! This is like giving somebody a high school diploma on their first day of kindergarten! Are you freaking kidding me?!!
What's next? Do I open the paper tomorrow? Do I turn on the news and see that Snap, Crackle and Pop were given an award for culinary excellence? Do I see that Roman Polanski was given an award for all the great work he's done with children over the years? Do I see that Cayle Anthony's mom just got awarded Mother of the Year? Or that Mary Kay Letourneau was awarded Educator of the Century? Are you freaking kidding me?!!
Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize?
what's next?! What's next?!! what's next?!!!
Posted by Patrick Henry at 2:52 PM