Friday, July 11, 2008

The countdown to Joe Bruno's resignation is now being measured in hours instead of weeks.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

What happened to McKenna's bitch Dan Farrell? He used to be on here every day spewing Bruno propaganda.

Anonymous said...

So what's the current over/under on Democratic gains in state Senate seats in November?

I'm going with 5.

Anonymous said...

5? if you're talking about the number of rapes that have been covered up by the Speaker, five is a possibility. but 5 republican-held seats in the senate being lost? that's nonsense. we've had worse years, like 2006. King spitzer at the top of the ticket, and we lost ONE seat. we only lost THAT one because nick spano was a pandering idiot. we lost the special upstate because bruno and his incompetent people picked a very bad candidate (in long island we were up against spitzer at the top of his game, wont happen again).

bruno is gone and the issues on the table are all ones we can win. so lets win.

Anonymous said...

5 is insane. I would realisicly put the over under now at minus 1 1/2. The July 15th BOE filing and the primary outcomes will decide the final number. right now I see it as 32(D) 30(R) after the election. I hate to even say that but thats the way it looks to me. best case senario is that we hold where we are right now. Loose 1 in Queens and pick back up the Aubertine seat. But what do I know.

Anonymous said...

http://feeds.nydailynews.com/~r/nydnrss/blogs/dailypolitics/~3/335268527/swinging-both-ways-politically.html

LOL. Malcolm Smith can't control his own conference as it stands now, and he wants MORE?

Someone should set the guy up with some Sea Monkeys or maybe a gerbil, something small for him to start on.

Pipeline said...

The first Chapter written on Connolly’s escapades goes back to his days as a Democrat. Tom needed a job and bugged people in the party until he got himself a job in Troy as a Purchasing Agent in 1986, a Civil Service position. He managed to get the job by falsifying a job application checking, YES to the question regarding graduating from a 4 year college when in fact he had not. He stated on the application he had received a B.S. degree from Manhattan College graduating in 1980. The Troy Record reported the story on 3/24/94 and also added that a college official whose father’s name was coincidentally, Tom Connolly, could not remember anyone working at the college by that name as Connolly also claimed to the Record. So Tom managed to get a job he did not qualify for by lying, thereby screwing someone who did qualify out of the job.

Then of course there’s the great Picture Caper from 1988-9 in which Tom “borrowed” a couple of bicentennial prints from City Hall and gave them as gifts to his mother, now a “reformed Democrat” and the sitting County District Attorney. Well who else could you better impress by a gift of stolen property, right?On January 19, 1989, City Comptroller Joseph Mazerello notified Connolly of the disciplinary charges against him for taking the pictures. The penalty included a 30 day unpaid suspension, staggered over 5 months, and restitution by returning the goodies.Connolly signed the form admitting “…I am fully familiar with my rights, …admit to the charges herein and accept the penalty so stated…” This one strikes us as going a bit beyond mere fraud.Then of course there was his final attempt at getting a Democratic job he didn’t deserve over a far more qualified female. That was in 1996 when he nearly got appointed county Commissioner of Jurors. The person who held the deputy commissioner’s job for more than a decade was to stand aside and let Tom take the top spot.

The furor from other Democrats and Republicans alike was loud, causing Times Union Columnist Dan Lynch to investigate in a June 2, 1996 article. Lynch talked to Troy Personnel Director Al Spain, sound familiar? Lynch was trying to confirm Connolly’s birthday because State DMV records showed but one Thomas S. Connolly in their entire state database and he was born in 1958. Spain said he’d get back to Lynch, but when he didn’t call, Lynch did and got stonewalled by Spain. Lynch eventually confirmed the birth date elsewhere and verified Connolly had a drunk driving conviction and no drivers license which was a bit odd since he’d been driving all over the place. Just 4 months later, Connolly got stopped again in Brunswick by State Police for DWAI and was issued a ticket. His license had just been restored in June after the Lynch article ran. He was on probation with the license at the time of the October arrest. He never got the Jury Commissioner appointment. He eventually left the Democrats to join the Republicans and in June of 1999, he landed a job in the State Senate thanks to Senator Joe. From there, he changed parties to Independence and was later installed as the GOP’s Chairman of the taken over Independence Party.

Anonymous said...

Any word on all the soft landings for all the bruno hacks he employed.

What happened to DWIman Rick Burdick?

Anonymous said...

So: Friday afternoon means the Last Cup O' Joe?

Anonymous said...

When will the new Majority Leader take Connolly and Mirch off the Senate Payroll. Come on Senator, think, when is the last time you saw Mirch in your new office doing something for the 30 grand he is paid? You talk about wanting to lower property taxes, well talk is cheap and a no show job isn't.
As for Connolly, give us all a break. His background on this blog is scandalous. We don't need rejects from the Democratic Party on political welfare courtesy of the Senate Republican Majority.

Anonymous said...

I'm curious. Does anyone read this blog anymore?

Anonymous said...

Yes. I like seeing McArdle get angry.

Anonymous said...

absolutely we do!!!!!!!!!!!!!