Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Krugerspeak Now Runs the State

Breaking News: NYPD Raids Circulation Offices of 4 Major NYC Newspapers

New York’s Mad Hatter: Krugerspeak

A Bum Holds the State Hostage
December 18, 2008 - Gang of Three mastermind State Senator Carl Kruger $$ declined to confirm a report that he has refused to back Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, but insisted he never said anything about putting his "balls on the table" during a private meeting with the Long Island Republican.

"There was a meeting; it's not a big military secret,” Kruger said

"I don't want to attach names to anything."

“I think that we get bogged down when we talk about specific people with specific roles or functions. We should talk about it all in the abstract."

“We're going to come up with a model and that's going to be sort of a launching pad for whatever comes or doesn't come."

More on Kruger Kissing Ass
About the Kruger role in the racist flyer distributed for Mark Green during the 2001 Mayorial campaign that showed Fernando Ferrer kissing Rev. Sharpton ass, the Senator said,

"My perception was, prejudice is in the eyes of the beholder. If someone is supporting someone's campaign, there's no reason on Earth why someone else can't point that out."

"But I didn't think-" (Alice) "Latest case in point: State Senate Finance Committee Chairman Carl Kruger's hare-brained scheme to protect public-employee benefits by making health insurance more expensive for everybody else." Daily News Editorial Carl Kruger, Job-Killer ,Carl Kruger, Obstacle"That's just it. If you don't think, then you shouldn't talk. " (March Hare movie quote) For private-sector employers already struggling with the economy, the consequences of new taxes on insurer are clear * Some employers will reduce benefits to current employees.* Some likely will drop health coverage altogether.* Still others may resort to layoffs. * And few and far between will be the companies that will be able to afford actually to expand employment.NY eyes $1B tax slap on health

Inside City Hall Bloomberg? Humble? Experts Have Some Advice *** Despite Mayor’s Opposition, Council Approves a 5-Minute Grace Period on Parking *** Council OKs grace period on parking fines

NYC Terror
Obama's error by trial: Civilian justice for 9/11 plotters is profound, dangerous mistake (DN Ed) *** NY Court Is Best Place for Worst Terrorists - Ann Woolner, Bloomberg *** Memo to Holder: Who's Accountable Now? - Ronald Cass, RealClearPolitics

New York Economic Melt Down In Recession, Applicants Flood a Shrinking N.Y.P.D. ***Bloomberg: Layoffs may be needed to trim budget *** Mike's budget chopping spree

Gov of aLa Mancha Albany
Gov admits plea$ to pols just not cutting it ***Gov flips out over fed 9/11 decision *** Andy buries Paterson in poll *** Paterson Softening on $3.2 Billion Figure *** Rupert Murdoch: David Paterson Is "Blind And Can't Read Braille" (VIDEO) *** Murdoch: Paterson's Blindness, Cluelessness Hurts NY Politics (WNBC)

Pay to Play Bruno Ex-Secretary Describes How Bruno’s Jobs Intertwined *** To match a thief: Joe Bruno's secretary robbed him as he robbed the public

Law and Order
Lou says network didn't want to offend president *** Guilty Barron slams Hynes *** Organized-crime overhaul by Kelly

Stupid Human Tricks Debate pal zaps Spitz

White House
What boycott? Bam agrees to Fox interview *** Beneath Veneer, China Pushes Back on Obama - Cooper & Wong, NYT *** U.S. Needs a President Who'll Say 'No' - John Horton, The Oregonian *** IRS details Swiss bank deal *** U.S., China to act on emissions

Congress Filibuster is Threat to Dems' Agenda - Steve Benen, Washington Monthly *** The 15 Biggest Congressional Recipients Of Wall Street Campaign Cash *** Dem Senator: We'll Force Delaying GOP To Stay '24 Hours A Day'

Wall Street and the Economy
Black's crapshoot *** Making 'Too Big Too Fail' Permanent is a Disaster - Peter Wallison, WSJ *** Copenhagen is Only the Beginning - Financial Times *** It's Time for Action to Create More Jobs - Jesse Jackson, Chicago Sun-Times *** Active Government Equals An Unstable Economy - Steve Forbes, Forbes *** Really, the Economy Is Recovering? Really? - Doug Kass, TheStreet.com *** The 'Stimulus' for Higher Unemployment - Alan Reynolds, New York Post

Pay to Play Wall Street
Watchdog: AIG rescue messed up ***Lehman in $12B feud with Barclays

America Must Rebuild Its Infrastructure - Bob Herbert, New York Times *** Enacting California on the National Stage - Dennis Prager, Townhall

International Afghanistan, Iraq Rated Among Most Corrupt Nations *** Israel angers US by approving new West Bank homes

Media and New Tech
Lou says network didn't want to offend president *** Murdoch's weird remark about Paterson blindness (Newsday) *** Murdoch, Slim Express No Regrets About Newspaper Investments *** Palin slams 'sexist' Newsweek cover
*** NY Political Anchor Takes Bizarre Fall from Grace *** Morning Joe, Piping Hot a Year Ago, Steadily Loses Steam *** Bloomberg Plucks TIME Deputy For Top BusinessWeek Job *** USA Today Launches E-Edition *** NY political anchor takes bizarre fall from grace *** The AP Layoff List *** Washington Times editor files discrimination suit