Wednesday, November 14, 2012

NY VS Sandy.( A retrospective)

Hurricane Sandy, brought the unthinkable, the unimagined to NYC, the aftermath of what to this date had only been the province of the gulf region! Yes Sandy dealt the tri state area, and NY and NJ speficially a harsh blow, but in such times, the times  that try men's souls, the leaders of the region stood up, and lifted NY & NJ back up! Now, given that this is the unimagined and unexpected, unimagined, and unexpected problems have arisen and are still plaguing the region. But NY , true to its colors and  creedo, has stood tall! It fought back for all it's worth, and denied sandy and mother nature  the knockout victory that she has so regulalrly claimed in the gulf region! NYC is nearly all the way back, and NJ is fighting hard!! But for many there are still deep traumatic wounds, there are those who still are in the dark and the cold, and it is time they were fully attended to!! It is time that they were evactuated, for their own health and welfare, and it is time that they undertstand, and that NY and NJ makes it understood, that they are together in this fight, that noone needs be in the darkness and cold! Sandy struck and struck hard, but as we prepare to enter the holiday season, let us show mother nature and the world that noone, not even mother nature herself, can bring us down when we all stand together as NYERS, part of the metropolitan area!!! In the Fight between NY-NJ & sandy lets show this Holiday season that Sandy Lost, and NY & NJ won!!!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bad Bromance(the Silver/Lopez Fiasco

If only Vito had been a true friend to his bro Shelly Silver, and stepped down ,none of this major drama would be going on, but now Shelly Silver is suffering the effects of this bad bromance!
Going out to help a friend is honorable, and Mr,silver is to be commended for it, but Mr. Lopez, you are a bad friend!  Because not only have dragged your office and title down, but now your friend and indeed the entire assembly with it! The investigations are nothing more than politics as usual and for all the sharks swimming around looking for blood in the water, I doubt very highly they will find it, I do think this is much ado about nothing! ( and if there was such a issue with corruption why the JCOPE member didnt come forward before is beyond me! Can we say self service here?!!!) But whatever happens here it is clear that Vito Lopez has abused the friendship of Mr. Silver, abused his power and position, and That is where the buck should stop, plain and simple!!!
But since this is POLITICS of course it wont! So sad,the road to hell is paved with good intentions so they say, and Vito Lopez has put the NYs legislature back on that road!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Long way home?

AS the DNC gets into full swing, and with people Like Cory Booker, Deval Patrick and Julian Castro establishing themselves on the national stage, we in NY are left to wonder :WHERE IS GOV CUOMO, and why is he taking such a low profile? For someone who supposedly has national ambitions ,taking the low profile route at this highest of profile conventions certainly isnt serving those ambitions, and also it doesnt serve NYS well as a whole! Gov Cuomo has never shied away from the limelight of the political world before, so why start now, especially when the spotlight can surely be beneficial, not only to his political ambitions, but to NYS itself!? This is a question that begs a answer! Invisible is never good, especially for a "rising political star" And it certainly isnt good when that "Star" Is the leader of the state that "Really Matters" to quote a phrase, New York!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The perils of friendship

One of the good things about the NYS legislature is the camraderie that is shared there. Positions and titles aside, there is a very human quality about the realationships shared by the individuals who do the peoples work there, and as they care about each other, so to do they care about the people they serve! So its very easy to see how, given that perspective,   this Vito Lopez issue has arisen! I mean can anyone truly believe that the consumate politican  Shelly Silver would delibarately do something criminal, something that could endanger all around him from the Gov on down? I think, and believe that this was nothing more than a major mistake, a mistake made in the spirit of friendship and camraderie, something that NYS has, and that Washington DC could learn from! And all the attempts to make political hay out of this are simply just that, political! Vito lopez should resign, that is without question, but to try to make a political mountain out of this Molehill, ill serves what has been achieved in NYS these past few years, and what stands to be accomplished in the future! Weve had enough of such politics , that is what brought Gov cuomo to office, and civility to a acrimonious legislature, lets not go backward!!!! Tone down the rhetoric and back away from the political trough people!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Obama/Cuomo as one campaign goes------!

AS president Obama continues down the campaign trail, how he fares should be of great interest to Gov Cuomo as he ponders his political future, because much of that political future must be invested in a Obama success! For a one term Obama presidency and a strengthed republican congress will be devastating, not only for Gov Cuomo but for Democrats as a whole! It will strengthen and embolden republicans, and it will almost certainly insure Gov Cuomo will face a stiff republican challenge in his re-election Bid in two years!! A successful Obama re-election and a possibly democratic congress essentially will clear the field for a Cuomo run, but a Romney presidency will create a lot of obstacles for the Cuomo who could be president! So Look for Gov Cuomo to take a Major role this fall in insuring the success of the Obama re-election campaign!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Another Cuomo Moment?

As speculation is bandied about regarding Andrew Cuomo's national aspirations, we are left to wonder, will there be another "Cuomo" moment at this summers national democratic convention? Because If Andrew is to truly make a national mark, it must be there, as did Barrack Obama, Bill Clinton and Andrew's father before him!The convention is where political stars are born, and where Democratic moments are made! So ,as far as Andrews national aspirations go, truly they are only a "Cuomo" moment away!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

the 2012 legislative session (A review)

Simply put the 2012 NYS legislative session stands out only because of the continued cowing of what was once a wild politial dog of a legislature by Gov Cuomo! The functionality, the on time b!udgeting, Cuomo has provided the proverbial Iron hand as it pertains to what was once the poster child for rampant self serving Poltics as usual! And as long as Cuomo II continues to keep the NYS legislature on a tight leash, as long as everything functions, and more imoprtantly, looks functional, his power will continue to grow! But despite the powerful shield he has created for himself in his culling of the legilative morass, there is danger on the political horizon. For while he has taken control of the legislature, the decisions made on unions, on teachers, and fracking to name a few ,are not sitting well with a lot of powerful people, and they could and will come back to haunt him in the all imoprtant re-election camapign of 2014! But that said, the 2012 legislative session gets(in accordance with the proposed teacher rating system) a B, because while much was accomplished, much was left undone, and the much that was accomplished still lends itself to question! And with that said, until the upcoming special session------!