Sunday, March 28, 2010
Soprano's Dr. Melfi:It Is All About Me Politics
It all About Me Politics
The Soprano's Dr. Melfi Analysis Today's Players
If mafia boss Tony Soprano psychiatrist Dr. Melfi was able to have today's top pols and media leaders as her patents this is what she would say What is clear is the pol never take into account if they actions hurt the public.
The New York City culture has changed. It not about pols stealing. They always have. It more about what happens when they get cough red handed and are not in front of a judge trying to reduce their sentence. It about pols thinking they can get away with anything even when their money making seams unravel in public. Brian McLaughlin taking money from a little league team, Tony Seminerio ripping off hospitals and Rev. Flake working for a gambling organization.
It also about the media replacing independent journalist over the last 30 years with weak clueless scribes who just report what the spin doctors who work for the politicians want them to. True News will be reporting on this trend in the coming weeks. He is how today's stories fit into what we call the American Cultural Change.
Paterson can't handle the truth: If Paterson ever told it, that would be news (DN Ed) *** 'Do-nothing' gov's budget defense ***Gov denies cover story
Dr Melfi Paterson has no ability to feel shame or differ from right and wrong. Takes no responsibility ever
Senators' stonewall John Sampson, Pedro Espada and Malcolm Smith are giving for trying to kill Inspector General Joseph Fisch’s subpoena for documents relating to the scandal-plagued Aqueduct racino deal.
Dr. Melfi There is not only a lack of personal responsibility, most Albany pols think they can get away with anything
Joseph Mercurio 11 million American households owe more on their homes than they are worth. NY Times
Voters May Prefer a Crusader in the Governor’s Race. But Which One?
'Open & shut' case is HS win Judge blocks city from closing 19 schools *** Judge Blocks Closing of 19 New York City Schools
The Council Pigs Out (NYP Ed) *** Give it back: Council staff pay hikes an outrage during time of budget cuts (DN Ed) *** CUNY A Political Dumping Ground It not only the city that uses the university to provide jobs for failed pols, Albany uses the college also as a jobs program School for scandal $afety net at CUNY for fallen city bigs
New York State Melt Down Empty armory haunting ambitious Bronx beep Tri-State Transportation Campaign) *** OTB halts pay for execs, consultants in wake of layoffs *** Paterson adds property tax cap to budget talks *** Paterson Talks Sugar Tax, Ethics on Hardline ***The state is scheduled to pay $478 million in raises to public employees next month *** Can New York Be Saved?
1. NYC's net job loss since December 2008 estimated at 172,900
2. Municipal hospital system, facing a $1.5B defitict next year, could lost 3,900 jobs.
3. Year-to-year spending on classroom instruction falling by 3.3%
4. Welfare rolls headed to 4-year high of 379,000
New York Economic Melt Down Ravitch: MTA is hopele$$ Dire budget outlook *** City schools, hosps taking biggest hit$ *** Off-Track Betting pink slips 1,300 workers as lifeline efforts stall *New York Daily News *** Off-Track Betting lets go of 1300 workers, says it will close 66 betting palors ...*** City should be refunded for CityTime fiasco: B'klyn pol *** 3-D takes movie ticket prices to 20 bucks in New York *** Angry union delays 64 MTA buses during morning rush *** 136-year-old Catholic school to be closed *** Paterson Demands More Cuts To Ease Budget Deficit WCBS-TV
Second Avenue subway causing major headaches From Metro:
CUNY Political Dumping Ground Not just of city pols Albany also School for scandal
School for scandal$afety net at CUNY for fallen city bigs
Blog Report Carrozza hanging it up From the Queens Courier *** John Liu already doing something shady From the NY Post *** Time Warner Launching WiFi Hotspots in City(NYConvergence) *** Remembering the V Train’s Controversial History(Second Avenue Sagas) *** No Progress on ‘No Excuse’ Absentee Ballot(League of Women Voters of New York State)
Did Obama Ditch Netanyahu for Dinner? *** Hobby or Necessity? This latest Israeli-American flap over settlements reflects a tectonic shift that has taken place beneath the surface of relations between the two countries (friedman NYT)
Liu's Pension Fraud If Calif and New York are conducting criminal investigation against money managers who can Comptroller John Liu want go give them a green light to continue? Possible return for corruption-stained placement agentsNew York Post * Report: Criminal probe targets Calif. pension fund
Tenants $tung by SoHo nonprofit
Clean out the kitchens: Posting grades could make restaurants letter-perfect
Suck Taxes Destroys Jobs Is Alabany trying to make sure business avoid New York for their meetings? New York, it turns out, is one of a number of cash-starved states that have decided to start enforcing long-ignored statutes declaring that nonresidents who come to town for even a single day’s work must pay taxes on the income derived from that labor. States Seek to Tax Services, From Head to Toe
Agencies Suspect Iran Is Planning New Atomic Sites *** New West Point report details meticulous training Taliban kids go through at Pakistani terror school
Palin Rallies Tea Party Crowd in Nevada *** The Rage Is Not About Health Care (Rich NYT) *** Palin Rallies Tea Party Activists in Reid's Nevada Hometown *** With No Jobs, Plenty of Time for Tea Party
Pope: I 'will not be intimidated' by sex abuse accusations
Murdoch to Sulzberger: You Are a Girly Man (Wolff Vanity Fair)
Facebook Joseph Mercurio At the AAPC conference in Phoenix a panel estimated TV spending in 2010 on political ads will be between $2.7 billion and $3.3 billion.