March 4, 2010
Now that David Patterson says he won’t seek a full term, that leaves GOP candidate Rick Lazio as the only one running for the New York Governor’s seat.
Of course everyone knows State Comptroller Andrew Cuomo is going to be running and he’ll get an easy Democratic nomination. And more than likely Cuomo will cruise on to win the general election.
But then again you never know.
After all this has been a strange year for politics.
So like I said,
I HOPE I’M WRONG!
November 21, 2009
This is it!
They’re going to ram health care down our throats while they think they have a chance.
Pray pray pray!
Then call your senators.
Click here for more info on what’s going this weekend with Obama Death care!
November 4, 2009
Yesterday was a day filled with some good news, some bad news, and some really good news. First the bad news. My one horse in yesterdays race lost by over fifteen hundred votes. -From The Daily Gazette
“Dominic Dagostino, a Conservative running with the Democratic backing, captured the position of Schenectady County sheriff Tuesday night by more than 1,000 votes in unofficial results. Dagostino, 43, defeated Joseph Lazzari, a member of the Independence Party running on the Republican line. The sheriff’s race was the only contested countywide race.”
Now for the good news. Looks like Ayatollah Dear Leader Obama got his first setback in his goal of forcing his Marxist regime on the entire USA!!
“Republican gubernatorial wins in New Jersey and Virginia mark a troubling turn for President Obama, whose personal efforts couldn’t stop the fall of Democrats facing a voter backlash over the economy and a notable uptick in the government’s would-be role in people’s lives.
Obama’s 2008 victory in Old Dominion had marked an historic breakthrough for Democrats who hadn’t won Virginia’s electoral votes since 1964. The fight in the Garden State was more grueling than usually accompanies Democratic campaigns in the reliably blue state of New Jersey.
So the setbacks demonstrate the difficulty of presidential leadership following a campaign built on promises of unity followed by divisive policies and a relentless campaign approach toward big legislative issues like the stimulus and health care bills.”
And now for the really good news which had absolutely nothing to do with the elections. Which, all things considered, weren’t that big a deal for me this year anyway.
It seems Downtown Schenectady is finally getting rid of a stain in its downtown area. The Another World Bookstore will be closing it’s doors at its current location.
Also from the Daily Gazette–
“The last holdout in the bitter two-year battle over Erie Boulevard has waved the white flag.
Rocco Palmer, owner of Another World, has agreed to accept a “fair deal” to relocate his adult business out of downtown.
“We’re willing to negotiate,” he said on Tuesday.”
Even if they move to another place in the city, it will most likely be one that’s not as conducive to all the other (AHEM) activities that went on there.
In fact the sidewalk in front might be a good place for a little “Street Fishing.” 😉
November 3, 2009
Schenectady NY where I live is about 100 miles to the south of the infamous NY-23rd Congressional district. My TV market barely reaches it via cable and arrays that look like cell phone towers next to people’s houses.
But that’s enough to make it all the buzz around here. In a way though it’s almost surreal with all the national attention this race is getting. We’re talking about a part of New York that if it weren’t for the mountains to the south and the international boundary to the north you might think you were in Nebraska. That’s how remote NY-23 is.
So to have Joe Biden show up to speak up for Democrat Bill Owens is a quite an oddity. You just wouldn’t see that in a normal election year. People don’t usually give a rip about how the vote is going in Plattsburg, Watertown and Massena.
From Capital News Nine–
“It wasn’t a packed house, but that didn’t derail any enthusiasm. State Democratic leaders and the Vice President of the United States found their way to Watertown to rally around the democratic candidate Bill Owens.
Meanwhile Doug Hoffman is getting help from Fred Thompson. He’s got an ad running on cable endorsing the conservative independent.
Then there’s country star John Rich. He’s stumping for Doug Hoffman too.
also from CS9–
“Country music star John Rich and Tennessee senator Fred Thompson are backing Hoffman in his race for the 23rd district congressional seat. Both men say they made the trip in the hours before Election Day because they believe Hoffman is the beginning of change for the country as a whole.”
However, everything else about this race is politics as usual. The local media is blaming national celebrities like Rush Limbaugh for forcing GOP candidate Dede Scozzafava to pull out.
They’re making it sound like she was a victim. It’s more like she was a victim of her own ignorance. Scozzafava assumed people wouldn’t see her for what she really was, a shill for ACORN and Obama.”
Maybe John Rich and Fred Thompson are right. Perhaps this is “The beginning of change for the country as a whole.”
Now that’s what I call REAL Change!
November 2, 2009
In the special election set to replace him the “diablo” Republican (Democrat in all but the label) Dede Scozzafava has dropped out of the running and endorsed the democrat Bill Owens. From Capital News Nine.
“In a day and age where politicians rarely cross party lines, Republican Dede Scozzafava is taking a bold step. One day after suspending her campaign in the 23rd Congressional Race, Scozzafava, announced she would not endorse the man who has gained most of the support of her party’s leadership, conservative Doug Hoffman, but instead, she urged her supporters to vote for the democrat, Bill Owens.”
But now the good news . . .Also from CS9
“Despite an endorsement from former candidate Dede Scozzafava, Democrat Bill Owens is now trailing in the race for the 23rd Congressional District, according to a new poll from the Siena Research Institute.The poll shows Conservative candidate Doug Hoffman leading the race, 41-36 percent, with 18 percent of voters still undecided.”
This means there’s hope that maybe conservatives can once again rebuild the Republican party. Otherwise there will be so much in fighting that Democrats will keep up their strangle hold on what now can be called The United Socialist States of America. Welcome to the USSA.
October 22, 2009
If anyone ever decides to follow this blog (Hey! I can dream can’t I?) they’ll soon discover there’s three ways I role.
1) Mega-churches Rule! (Religion)
3) Schenectady NY is cursed! (Local Topics)
Today it’s a cross between two and three.
This is about as off, as an off year election cycle can get. It’s not just all the focus on the mid terms next year. It’s that there really is not much going on this year.
There’s a special election going on in New York‘s 23rd congressional district but I’m in the 21st. The biggest thing we have down here is the mayor‘s race in the city of Albany. Since I’m in Schenectady that won’t effect me.
I get to look forward to the big race for county sheriff!
(Cue the crickets)
Well actually there is something notable here. It seems so many Democrats control this area they even have control of the so called Conservative Party.
“It’s an alliance that has “a school board feel about it,” according to one Schenectady Republican who wishes not to be identified, referring to the local Board of Education that has been so much in the news.”-Hat Tip Carl Stock Daily Gazzette
(Don’t get me started on the school board!)
Of course it helps that Judy Dagostino, the mother of Democrat Party candidate for Sheriff Dominic Dogostino, is a Schenectady County legislator, a former Republican, now a Democrat allied with the state’s Conservative Party.
Meanwhile Dominic (No Surprise here) is also a Conservative allied with the Democrats.
But it gets better!
Democrats in New York, also get piggy backed by the Working Families Party.
Which means we have the Democrat for sheriff getting the Right Wing Conservative party nod as well as the Far Left Working Families Party.
Total Political Schizophrenia!!!
And totally a good reason to add Joe Lazzari, a registered independent allied with the Republicans to my opposition section.
Now somebody please shut those crickets up!!!
August 13, 2009
Well here it is. I’m going to give credit where it’s due. My congressman finally held a town hall meeting.