Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Local town boards and Supervisors, City Council, Council Prez and Mayor, County Legislators And County Exec as well as a few Judges are up for grabs this November...

Will this be a sleeper or will we see some real challenges this year?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

end of the beginning

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Saturday, December 28, 2013


Sometimes I have to post something that strikes me worth sharing.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Well, It's been quite a while since I've written a Blog Post. Much has changed since my father's passing and my dismissal from City Hall. 

With the pizzeria consuming most of my time these days, I find the need to shut down when I finally come home from work, so I have to weigh the worth of publishing my thoughts on local, state and national issues against the need for sleep.

And no, I have no intentions of running for office any time soon. So that's not the reason for rediscovering my Blog. Lets just say, I'd like to test out the impact of Independent thought regarding the issues that face our city.

See ya soon!

Friday, January 25, 2013


Of course these are the ones that didn't kill anyone and those with the rare video recordings of the incidents. 
To date, there have been more than 1,400 additional gun deaths in the USA since Newtown. That number continues to rise.


As noted on CNNMoney: President Obama on Thursday nominated Mary Jo White, a former federal prosecutor in New York, to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, the watchdog agency that monitors Wall Street and corporate financial disclosures.

Also in the article: White is best known for her nine years as the the chief federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, a territory that includes Wall Street. She built a reputation as a tough prosecutor, taking on complicated financial fraud, terrorism and organized crime. 

 All I know is from reading some of the resume' and testimony regarding her watchdog history, I think President Obama has chosen wisely. Ironically, the RWNJs are already up in arms about this nomination. This would be not only a well qualified director for the SEC, but also a woman appointee. 
My guess is she is expected to be too good at her job and therefore a threat to some who support the crazy talk from the right. Including Mr "Bad Hair Day" Donald Trump who has some history with Ms White.

Lets see if this confirmation is as smooth as John Kerry's.