Dick Enberg, 82, Sportscaster
Dick Enberg, 82, Sportscaster
Bernard Law, 89, Disgraced Cardinal, Catholic Diocese, Enabler Of Child Molesting Priests
Piece of what?
You can’t mean P-E-A-C-E
Cause I’ve seen people on the streets
Shoot the next man and turn around and say peace
In East New York, an 80-year-old manager of a bodega was shot 11 times and killed by a man who hours earlier got angry with a clerk who wouldn’t let the asshole haggle him for a discount of a can of beer for 50 cents.
In East Flatbush, a man that arranged a trick with a prostitute got shot and killed by her pimp after an argument in his home.
In Prospect Park, a woman jogging in a path got hit by an 18-year-old man driving a stolen car. The dumbshit later stole another car left idling by another woman and smashed it into a police vehicle that pulled it over. He ran away and then knocked a 61-year-old woman to the ground and jacked her car and ran over her while in reverse. The doofus revealed his psychotic episode plan on his social media accounts.
In Bushwick, a man ran up to a woman from behind and grabbed her tote bag trying to steal it, then dragged her on the sidewalk as she refused to let it go.
Also in Bushwick, a man held up a 17-year-old boy at gunpoint at 8:20 a.m. then pistol whipped him and tried to take his cellphone.
Again in Bushwick, a man shoplifted a bird worth 500 bucks from a pet store.
In Do or Die Bed-Stuy, a 17-year-old boy was shot dead in cold blood on the sidewalk at 3:30 a.m. by a suspected couple conspiring a ruse of the crime scene. The victim told his family he was shot at the night before.
Again in Bed-Stuy, a man hanging outside with his friends at 10 p.m. was shot multiple times in point blank range and died later at a hospital.
In Sunset Park, two burglars broke into a supermarket side door and robbed the registers of $600.
Again in Sunset Park at the Gowanus Canal, where the market rate rent is over $3,000 and nearby the bland utopia of technology and dubious innovation Industry City, a dead decomposed woman was found on the rocks by the rancid watery muck.
In Boerum Hill, a woman walking on the street on Thanksgiving was attacked from behind by a man who punched her and stole her cellphone.
Also in Boerum Hill, a livery driver got held up at gunpoint by his passenger and was robbed of $200
Also in East New York at the Broadway Junction Terminal, a man grabbed a woman’s ass on the escalator, then punched her in the face when she tried to confront him.
Again in East New York, a man got killed crossing the four lane Linden Blvd as traffic was moving.
In Coney Island, groups of high school students rumbled on the street, leading to 3 teenage males getting stabbed and slashed.
In Crown Heights, a man was shot in the head and killed in front of a bodega
In Cobble Hill, a man stepped into a nativity display at a church and knocked over the statue of Joseph, Jesus’s stepfather.
In Flatlands, a fight between neighbors over a parking space being moderated by arriving police officers escalated when one of the men was found to be possessing a gun. The suspect tried to flee in his car as he nearly hit 5 cops then crashed into a vehicle and tried to run away.
In Bensonhurst, on the D train at the 79th St. Station, two people having an argument on the train escalated when the man put his hand on the woman’s face and shoved her against the window.
Also in Bensonhurst, a man sleeping in his car was jacked by six men holding him up at gunpoint, kicking him out and robbing him of 80 bucks and his ride; Three men and a woman ganged up on another woman to unlock and steal her cellphone.
In Brighton Beach, two pieces of shit placed a skimmer in a bank ATM machine.
In Bay Ridge, a man robbed an apartment of $16,000 worth of jewelry after the building’s super changed the locks on the door.
But that’s leaving people in pieces
It’s not what the meaning of peace is
To me it means absence of all confusion
Not the oozing and bruising
That we’re oh so accustomed to
Your friend got beef? I’ll bust him too
In Kips Bay at the Aser Levy Recreation Center, an mentally ill homeless man attacked two park police officers with a 2X4 and flung his arms and elbows at them resisting arrest after they tried to ask him to leave the building. The man previously threatened workers there with a knife and challenged the cops to arrest him by claiming he will return there regardless of trespassing charges against him. The rec center has been sidelined with lax security guards and the parks dept. as a whole with budget cuts to the parks police dept from under-staffing and old and incompatible patrol cars. This is an incredible story of city indifference and bueraucratic neglect of services and it’s harmful ramifications.
In the Fashion District, a man tossed a bottle at a parked police car and smashed the windshield. The culprit destroyed three other patrol cars, the last time using a chair, in the last week before he finally got arrested. Something just ain’t right about this, no one can just go around and vandalize police or even regular cars on a daily basis.
The real kick is that this area is one of the most massively populated parts of the city, it would be impossible for this guy not to get noticed destroying government property like Paul Newman did in the opening of Cool Hand Luke. And what the fuck is up with these people? Meaning commuters, shoppers and tourists, how do they miss this guy in the act, surely those windows are tough to break and requires a certain amount of time to destroy. And weren’t these windows suppose to be more fortified after the horrific murder of a police officer in the Bronx? (or was it just for the command post vehicles?)
The main obvious thing is the slow reaction of the NYPD, who are quick to be deployed for mass protests against economic fascists, systematic abusers of authority and entrenched government corruption and of course after a terrorist attack or attempt, no matter where it took place or even if it’s a confirmed threat, took a procrastinating response to this violent mentally ill vandal.
What happened to “broken windows”? Well, now you got real ones, not hypothetical ones.
What’s the answer then? The cynical consensus might presume it’s too keep crime stats or the population at Rikers down. Or maybe that these certifiable lunatics roaming around are mascots in the theme park of New Fun City 2.0.
In East Harlem, a man having an argument with two men inside of a bodega, was killed instantly when a point-blank shot in the back of his head by another man who entered the store and then ran off.
In Downtown by City Hall where the Vision Zero traffic program was crafted, a speeding town car attempting to swerve around a standing SUV collided into it, forcing it to run over a passing cyclist from the impact. The town car kept going and ran over a woman crossing the street, smashed into a luxury car, jumped the curb and hit another car, leaving 6 people injured including the driver
Also in Downtown by F.B.I. headquarters at Federal Plaza, an agent had her car broken into overnight and was burglarized of a safe containing $7,800 and bullet-proof vests.
Again in Downtown at the Fulton Street Station a man slashed two men during a fight on the 4/5 train platform.
In Harlem, a woman being savagely beaten and raped by her boyfriend in her apartment broke the window and escaped through the fire escape, half-naked, bleeding and bruised.
Again in Harlem, a homeless man dozing on the subway awoke and lashed out at a woman with a pair of scissors, stabbing her hand after she was trying to ask him about his well-being.
On the Upper West Side in Central Park, two muggings by two groups of teenagers took place within hours of each other. The first by 75st and West Drive when 4 teenagers assaulted then knocked a man down and stole his belongings, and the second by 65th street as a man walking his dog got knocked down by two teenage males and a man who demanded his wallet.
In Kips Bay, a woman killed herself as she jumped off the roof of an apartment building onto a scaffold.
In Penn Plaza by the 34th St. 1 train station, a woman stabbed a 18-year-old man in front of his mom and the throngs of commuters and ran off.
In the Upper West Side, two men working for a co-op apartment building broke into the home of a woman who recently died stole stocks worth $2,000,000.
In the East Village, the sidewalk in front of a nail salon collapsed under the feet of a worker about to open the door. The building the salon is in consists of expensive condos.
Also in the East Village, a man sneaked into an apartment building and robbed a bunch of mailed packages in the lobby.
In Union Square at the Q train station of the same name, a man who was yelling at two men across the platform was attacked by them and repeatedly punched him, knocking him down to the edge as his head got hit by the arriving train. The thugs are still at large.
In Times Square, a man who arranged to sell his sneakers through social networking got held up at gunpoint by the buyer who didn’t have enough cash to buy them.
In NoMad, a doctor died in his luxury apartment from a heroin overdose.
In Midtown, a man named after the son of all alleged creation on Earth saw Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and yelled at her, accusing her of being the devil then was tackled by her security detail. The soon to be ex-speaker reacted accordingly, resembling somewhat like Jack Black with a wig and a cabal of consultants:
Little kids think that peace is a word that you use to sound down
And I frown
Cause that’s what I was told at eight years old
And now I’m trying to break the mold
So stop the dominoes
Because I think it’s about time that everyone knows
On Rikers Island, a corrections officer trying to guide a prisoner back in his cell was attacked by him and two other convicts who knocked the C.O. to the floor as all of them repeatedly punched him in the face. Inmate arrests have rose 41% at the prison island ripe for deranged real estate speculation.
In Ozone Park at the Rockaway Blvd. train station, a man peeing on the wall was caught in the act by cops. As the cops tried to cuff him, the pisser resisted arrest shoving a cop to the platform and ran down the stairs. Turned out he was on parole yet unaware of the decriminalization of answering nature’s call in public.
In Jamaica, a worker at the 502 bar used his van as a weapon to chase a man who stabbed a patron at his bar with his own knife and ran him over, just like the lunatic who killed his own friend on Liberty Ave. a week ago.
Also in Jamaica, three men are suspected in three muggings, slashings and stabbings in three weeks
Again in Jamaica, a 16-year-old boy got run over crossing the street from a hit-and-run driver at 12:30 p.m. Then a reporter of the NY Daily News got arrested when he tried to access the intensive care unit under the influence of alcohol in an attempt to interview his family.
In Hollis, 2 men attempted to break into a home pretending to deliver a package and shot the resident with a BB gun during a struggle.
Also in Hollis, a man was shot and killed sitting in his car at 4:30 a.m.
In St. Albans, a man was stabbed profusely and died from his wounds on a street corner following an argument with his brother.
In Flushing, a man has been pick-pocketing wallets from eight women since late October. Using their debit cards to make personal purchases.
Also in Flushing on the Main St. Station, a man snatched a woman’s cellphone from her hand as she was about to board the train.
In Astoria, a woman was found dead floating in the east river by the park by the Triborough Bridge.
In Kew Gardens at the Union Turnpike Station, a woman and a man attacked a 66-year-old man who bumped into her, punching him on the train and punching him again on the stairwell when they got off at the same stop.
Also in Kew Gardens, two men robbed a 7-11 of 3 grand worth of cigarettes.
In Long Island City, a man broke into a hair salon and robbed it of $1,500 of electronic items at 5 in the morning.
In Sunnyside, a man burglarized a 99 cent store of 49,500 cents by finding enough room to enter under the rolldown gate.
Also in Sunnyside, a man driving an BMW crashed into a NYPD cruiser, injuring an officer, then ditched his car and ran off.
Again in Sunnyside, a man walked into a take-out restaurant and robbed a tip jar containing $30 off the counter
In Ridgewood, a man has burglarized four apartments in two months with ease because tenants are properly locking their windows, robbing over $10,000 worth of electronic items and jewelry.
In Jackson Heights, a woman was robbed of her wallet as she was tricked by a man impersonating a cop who asked for her I.D.
Also in Jackson Heights, a man was caught on video attempting to break into an ATM and inside the bank with a crowbar.
In Queens Village, a man sitting in his car with a passenger was killed as he was shot in the neck.
In Woodhaven, a man was wanted for stealing packages left behind by delivery services in various homes in the northeastern areas of the borough.
In Maspeth, a warehouse being used as a nite club was raided by the NYPD.
In Elmhurst, a man was found stabbed to death in his apartment.
Peace! But everybody’s in terror
We’re going back to the caveman era
Where people got killed, without the chance to build
Shame how the plane is filled
With so many so-called intellects
That can’t use a word in its proper context
In Fordham Heights, a 61-year-old man was stabbed to death inside his apartment.
In Mott Haven, a man got arrested trying to buy a chicken dinner from the restaurant he robbed in July.
Also in Mott Haven, a 69-year-old man waving a machete at officers conducting a search of the apartment, was shot dead by a cop after ordering him to drop his weapon.
In Mount Hope, an off-duty cop leaving a party was jumped, hit with a bottle and assaulted by four men at 3:40 a.m. and robbed of his gun which was recovered later stashed in a spot by Yankee Stadium.
In Highbridge, a woman was accosted by two teenagers who accused her of being a supporter of Figurehead Trump and proceeded to take her groceries and throw it at her and robbed her cellphone when she told them she was calling the cops.
Also in Highbridge, a man was stabbed multiple times on the street by a 16-year-old boy.
In Belmont, a man killed himself falling off the fire escape after he threatened to stab his girlfriend and was chased out of her apartment by two men.
In Unionport, two gangs got into a street hassle that escalated into a gun battle after one man laid a punch on another and other men drew their guns and shot at each other and fled.
Somebody screwed up the diction
You might die looking for the right definition
Cause “peace” nowadays means “gun,” or “gotta run”
30 years from now we’ll wonder how the younger generation got foul
Look at what we teach them today
Peace is not the word to play
In St. George, a college professor noticing a gang of kids playing with fire in a playground got attacked as they sucker-punched him then beaten him to the ground with kicks after he told them to stop it
The incorrect usage of the word “peace” has got to cease
Stop fronting (Stop fronting)
Stop fronting, like you know what I’m saying and on that note I leave you with this…
Incisive lyrics written by the Large Professor, Main Source
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, New York
It was forty years ago when this cinematic masterpiece was released and introduced the world to a working class town, a rising musical genre and a young man working in a paint store for minimum wage transformed into an legend and icon on Saturday Night.
The movie had the same gritty feel of Taxi Driver, dancing rivaling An American In Paris, and the angst of Rebel Without A Cause. The film not only had cool dance moves, choreography and that immortal dance floor; it had a great arc of the character Tony Monero. John Travolta’s great and underrated portrayal shows his evolution from cocky street kid to brooding, disillusioned adult. The storyline and plot is not just mere filler as it contains genuine Italian family interaction, Tony’s awkward yet professional courtship of Stephanie, those classic and currently fading from existence Brooklyn accents and the wild, spontaneous though obnoxious antics of Tony’s gang. The White Castle scene is one of the funniest scenes of all time.
It also had great quotable lines. The favorite might be when Stephanie’s boss chided her for using the word super.
If it needed to be reminded, the film consists of one of the three greatest soundtracks of all time (number 2 behind Purple Rain and ahead of Superfly). Bee Gees greatest songs, great instrumentals (also underrated and overlooked), and contemporary hits by The Trammps and Kool & The Gang.
The film’s impact is still solid and everlasting. They, meaning Hollywood, don’t make them like this anymore and probably never will, which is a good thing (they have avoided making a remake, so far) in addition to the fact that the industry is more willing to churn out superhero garbage like sausage.
The films legacy has been Stayin’ Alive for 40 years. And there ain’t no stopping it now or ever.
Looks like Mario’s son Andy Cuomo is having another ethics debacle and again abusing his position giving to him by the voters who entrusted him with it.
The FBI is investigating the Cuomo administration’s practice of hiring employees to work in the governor’s office while actually paying them through various state agencies and public authorities, the Times Union has learned.
Hiring pricey political appointees to work for the Executive Chamber — but paying them through other entities — has allowed Cuomo and prior governors to increase the size of their staffs while escaping criticism for inflating the Executive Chamber budget.
One type of evidence being explored by the FBI, sources said, are the written notifications that are sent by agencies or authorities to the governor’s office informing them of a new hire.
An analysis by the Times Union a year ago found that more than 40 percent of the Executive Chamber staff was actually on the payroll of public authorities or agencies. At the time, 89 of 209 Executive Chamber employees were on agency or authority budget lines.
That trend accelerated when Cuomo announced 27 new hires or promotions last March. All but a handful went to Executive Chamber jobs, but the Executive Chamber was actually paying just five of those people.
Many of the well-paid new political appointees announced in March were veterans of the Obama administration or Hillary Clinton’s unsuccessful presidential campaign that needed new employment. The moves also sparked further speculation about Cuomo gearing up for a 2020 presidential run.
Under Cuomo, in some instances the positions held by Executive Chamber officials have had a correlation with the entity paying them. In other instances there seems have been little link between the work being done and an employee’s source of income.
Take well-paid Cuomo speechwriters, Tom Topousis and Jamie Malanowski. Although paid to pen speeches for the governor, Topousis was hired in 2015 at a $125,000 salary as a “special assistant” at the Office of Children and Family Services, a child protective services agency.
Malanowski’s $120,000 salary, meanwhile, has been paid by the Affordable Housing Corp., a quasi-governmental agency that helps subsidize affordable housing projects.
One of the March hires announced by Cuomo was Joel Wertheimer, who in his prior job in the Obama White House was coordinating and reviewing briefing materials sent to the president.
In his new post as staff secretary for Cuomo, Wertheimer was hired at a $120,000 salary on the budget of the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, an agency which helps people recover from addiction. He left the Cuomo administration in September, seven months after being hired, payroll records show.
In March, Cuomo also announced the hiring of Robert Gibbon, a former state Republican Senate staffer and an attorney. He was retained as assistant counsel to the governor for transportation at a salary of $105,000.
Yet Gibbon was hired for a budget slot on the payroll of the Justice Center, an agency meant to investigate allegations of abuse and neglect at homes for the disabled. After the Times Union inquired about Gibbon’s status, a Cuomo spokesman said he would be moved to the payroll of the quasi-governmental Thruway Authority.
These hires from the wracked DNC forms quite the cabal. Mario’s son again proves adept at spreading tax dollars like it’s coming out of his ass like diarrhea on patronage hires. How these generously well overpaid officials qualified for these positions absolutely don’t matter to a man with such lofty goals beyond his horrendous two terms as governor.
Nothing strange or unusual considering where these dubiously talented folk came from considering how much campaign money was accrued and spent by the partisan political organization. In fact lots of it by Figurehead Obama in his 2012 campaign virtually bankrupted it with the over-staffing of all this primo talent and candidate Manifest Hillary 2016 campaign ethically bankrupted it according to Donna Brazille and Wikileaks.
It’s an absolute certainty that the positions and the policies they are tasked with as not resulted in any proactive or positive gains or progress at all when it comes to services the constituency relies on. Like transit, transportation and housing. Even a basic thing to keep governing functioning honestly and efficiently like ethics. For these appointees seem more distracted with primping the Prince Andy for the high office than with the conditions of the roads, the subways, schools, elderly care and stemming the crises of cost of living and rental affordability, child abuse, homelessness and heroin and fentanyl addiction. The only thing these hacks specialize in is boosting their clients hollow profiles and watered-downed disingenuous promises and policies. No need to wonder why these problems still exist and persist.
As for ethics, these career politicos said fuck all to that certainly when they started their careers in government service. For it’s has always been about survival of the fittest, and have found a nice safe place from the man who betrayed his promise to stifle in house corruption and abolished the Moreland Commission when it was found to be in his palatial office.
All this falls in direct line with his atypical lousy judgement when it’s comes his choices of funding programs and of course the people he’s willing to associate with, like his honorary brother Joe Percoco, just recently busted taking bribes from a developer and hooking up his son with a plum job:
The Cuomo hiring practice is also a sidebar to the January corruption trial of former top Cuomo aide Joe Percoco and three others.
The Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office alleges Percoco accepted bribes from Syracuse developer Steven F. Aiello, a co-defendant in the upcoming trial. One government favor done in exchange for bribes, according to prosecutors, was Percoco facilitating a $5,000 raise for Aiello’s son in a new job in Cuomo’s office in 2015.
The son, Steven L. Aiello, was actually paid his $62,000 salary through the Division of Military and Naval Affairs, which manages New York’s military forces, records show. He has since left the administration.
Clear to see a pattern there. But with Mario’s son’s unquenchable appetite for more loftier heights and stupidly distracted with it that he let his shithead friend engage in nepotism hiring, he recklessly went into overkill with his executive office hires, leading to this FBI investigation.
And Andy is clearly feeling the heat up his ass as he’s in snowflake victimization mode.
Team Cuomo called the Times Union’s report “absurd” and said the practice has been going on for decades.
“The agencies are all part of the same executive branch, and this administration follows the exact same lawful hiring process we inherited from previous administrations stretching back decades. If there are questions about it, call George Pataki,” said Cuomo spokesman Richard Azzopardi.
“In this environment, anyone can ask about anything, but the fact is the longstanding practice of detailing staff from agencies to work in the Executive Chamber dates back over 50 years to at least the Rockefeller administration and extends to the White House and the federal Department of Justice,” he said.
Or we can ask Governor Andy’s dad.
“Given that the Federal Department of Justice and the White House have a long history of utilizing this practice, perhaps the FBI can investigate them when this is charade is over.”
The paper reported that some employees do have some connection to the agencies or authorities they are paid by while in others they do not.
“Have you been in Albany?” Cuomo sternly asked the reporter who asked the question. “Have you covered government? Do people who have political experience get hired by government or is it a new fact for you?”
“You have it going on in journalism,” Cuomo said. “What are you going to do different?”
Nothing like good old deflection and projecting. And the classic childish antidote of “they did so we can do it too”. With a sprinkle of the pervasive fascist trend of bashing and intimidating journalists.
The pressing thing about this for Andy is that he is the only one left from all those previous corruption cases in the last few years serving the state. Which makes him the only target or in his mind an easy scapegoat. The timing is pretty shitty considering his comfy seat in Albany is up for grabs this year, but it serves him right for having such shitty judgement in the first place.
Although it’s wishful thinking, an indictment against Andy would be sweet but it’s a long shot considering the precedence of a century of entrenched unethical political wheeling and dealing in New York. It is nice and karmic that he is feeling the same frustration and aggravation that his policy decisions have levied on his constituents, especially in the 5 boroughs, who continued to be subjected to it day after day, year after year.
Here’s hoping charges materialize, that way a new precedence can begin to get money and marketing out of politics and government. But mostly drop the bomb on this jerk’s deluded higher office ambitions.
If not, at least the nation can be secure in the knowledge that Mario’s son appointed a bunch of political mercenaries that couldn’t get their megalomaniac candidate Manifest Hillary to beat a boastful ignoramus manchild like our current President Figurehead Trump.
Washington D.C., U.S.A.
They fucking did it. It’s going to get more frustrating communicating, mining for information, reading news and doing business on the internet now. Regardless of the cajoling statements of the scheming commissioner and the more superpowered I.S.P.s.
Nothing more to say, except the obvious…
Pat DiNizio, 62, Singer, Guitarist, Smithereens.
That was a close one.
Former Prosecutor Doug Jones defeated serial sexual predator, religious extremist/hypocrite and fascist Roy Moore for the vacant Senate seat left behind when Jefferson Sessions got picked for Attorney General.
This is not at all shocking or even an upset. Roy Moore’s whole professional and political career has been marred with revolting offenses that would have left any regular minimum wage worker in jail. From his lecherous courting of teenage girls to exploiting his status to take advantage of women. He used evangelical religion to get ahead and tried to instill it in government which led to his axing as a judge when he dropped a big tombstone in front of his courthouse with the 10 commandments on it.
Mostly though, it was his sexual offense history that did him in, and possibly with the relentless boosting by Figurehead Trump, whose effort makes it look like an act of sabotage considering that he initially endorsed Moore’s opponent in the primary and immediately congratulated Senator Jones for his victory.
Clearly, it looks like even the people in Alabama have had enough with the bullshit that establishment elected officials and predatory politicians do, since a big majority of voters stayed home. Just the association of voting for a confirmed pedophile was just enough to shame them.
Roy Moore is a rotten bag of dead dicks and shit and is very fortunate that he never served time in prison or getting his ass kicked by concerned parents for his sordid past. After losing this election, insuring the thankful end of his rotten political career, he will get to retire in comfort riding his horse around and going to church every Sunday. Similar to Matt Lauer’s current status, except he gets to lamp in the Hamptons and play golf, and that guy had a button to lock his office door to trap his prey.
Expectedly, Moore has yet to concede defeat. On the stage at his rally, he proselytized that God, the ruler of everything according to him, will help him overcome this defeat. Again using religion to boost himself, the last refuge of this scoundrel has basically demanded of his savior to rig an election to his favor. The stupid dick.
Great job to the Alabamians that showed up and rid the nation of Moore. Even the consistently lousy DNC gets credit for giving Jones more visibility with the constituency, even though Moore was so toxic, it seem unnecessary.
Crack open a 6 pack and rejoice, Alabama. Rock on.
New York, N.Y.
During the morning rush hour at 7:20 a.m., a man tried to detonate a pipe bomb attached to his chest in an attempt at domestic terrorism to kill hundreds of commuters at the Port Authority Station in Times Square. He set it and himself off in an underground thruway hub connecting the terminal with the subway causing damage only to himself and three passerby and was quickly detained and arrested
The attacker identified as Akayed Ullah, is originally from Bangladesh residing in Flatlands in Brooklyn and is a former cab driver. News reports from CNN and the NY Post are reporting of his statements to the NYPD that his motives for the attack was for the deaths of Palestinian citizens in Gaza from Israeli authorities during the 3 day protest caused by the president’s authorization of the Jerusalem capital to the nation of Israel and his allegiance to the terror mob of ISIS.
If there can be some clarification for what inspired this recent failed attempt, look no further than the nation he comes from. Bangladesh is being run by a dictatorship whose target is millions of Muslim citizens, ordering their military to destroy villages. It has been determined by the United Nations and this nation as ethnic cleansing and a modern day genocide. It has caused a mass exodus of hundreds of thousands of people and a harrowing refugee crisis. Reportedly, ISIS has maintained a stronghold there and it may be why the nation’s Muslims are being slaughtered considering that the terror organization pulled off an attack on a cafe a year ago.
Ullah is being marked as a lone wolf attacker who apparently learned to make his bomb on some website. Ullah has also said he wanted revenge for the bombing of his country. This the second terror attack in just a little over a month. Consider ourselves lucky this time that this guy was a disgruntled, misinformed pathetic klutz with squat resources. The next one might be more diligent.
Thus continuing the loss of more personal freedom and more escalation of the security and police state. This is what ISIS wants. It doesn’t matter if their lone wolfs are dumbshits. It’s not only to kill American citizens or who they consider infidels, it’s to make daily routines and life as difficult, annoying and inconvenient as possible.
Update: Turns out the oafish attacker motive’s was for U.S. attacks on ISIS bases in Syria. Which is weird because Russia has been mostly responsible for aiding the military there in the past few years, and our nation has actually aided the terror mob in a mission to remove President Assad. It’s also strange how the reporting of his motives influenced by U.S. foreign policy decisions have dramatically changed.
Even weirder is that Ullah also pull this stunt because he thought the station hub was heavily decorated for Christmas. Which shows what a pain in the ass it is to get to Rockerfeller Center to see that stupid tree. Establishing the fact that area is the safest place in Manhattan and everywhere else is pretty much fucked. Although that might abruptly change with this, because now there will be a homeland security gauntlet of fences at the spot, everyone will be subjected to searches entering the subway and there will be an over-deployment of cops concentrated in certain areas and no one will complain.
We have sacrificed liberty for safety. Well, we did this long before this incident. I repeat, this is what the terrorists want.
Don’t forget to save net neutrality, deadline Thursday
Washington D.C., The Cesspool By The Potomac, U.S.A.
“The city of Washington was built on a stagnant swamp some 200 years ago, and very little has changed. It stank then, and it stinks now. Only today, it is the fetid stench of corruption that hangs in the air”
“Cash rules everything around me, CREAM get the money, dollar dollar bill y’all”
The “Tax Cut and Jobs Act”, this abominable bill to further continue the repatriation of wealth that has been going on for over 30 years is a virtual death sentence and double taxation on the citizenry of this nation. Unless anyone in the middle and lower classes wins the state lottery or avoids injury or sickness, in 10 years they will be more responsible maintaining the solvency of this country and it’s budget than all the greedy misers it is solidly ascertained to benefit.
This is a budget plan for corporate and inheritance welfare that no one is confident in. No one that counts anyway according to the Senate leader, House speaker, Figurehead Trump and his plutocabinet, which consists of the Tax Policy Center and about 70% of the people of this nation who are aware of this circle jerking by the donor money whoring GOP members of the legislative and the current executive branch.
You think after the last national tax cuts passed with bipartisan approval from the 80’s and 90’s, and the truly irresponsible hazardous ones from 2001, 2003 and the one approved a year after the bailout of the banks in 2009, which was one of the greatest acts of unacknowledged socialism since the New Deal, that these ultra successful corporations and beneficiaries of personal wealth would feel somewhat content with what they have achieved and earned with all the breaks they got. Fuck, no. You think that these people (including corporations, for they are considered individual persons) gave a shit if they were willing to spend so much money on lobbyists influencing legislation to install loopholes and donating to dutiful congressional whores instead of using that cash to give dutiful raises to their employees? Fuck, no.
The gargantuan cut to repatriating money from offshore bank accounts placed there by corporations is supposedly to encourage them to use the savings to create jobs here. So with these obscene tax cuts, will there be raises, better health plans and retirement benefits for all their efforts, eliminating the need for a nationwide raise of the minimum wage to $15 and universal coverage? Fuck no, either. Will all that money they will save legally evading their fair share of taxes go towards innovation or opening up new facilities for manufacturing products like clothes? Fuck no, either. For all that money will continue to stay put in their personal portfolios and accounts, only now they will keep the money in the basements of their sprawling mansions. Hell, they might just be able to build actual poolside banks of their own to keep their government sanctioned ill-gotten gains in and the money they will save on a p.o. box in a hut on some island resort. As the working poor will continue to live check to check and the middle class will continue to struggle to maintain themselves and accrue their own savings.
According to the authors of this bill, these cuts will pay off in the long run with all the new business it’s prospected to generate. What is not prospected by these jackasses is the inevitable burdens this will place on the people and their livelihoods it’s proclaimed to help. What is not prospected is the immediate effect it will have on the people, who vote but don’t donate, on the deleterious effects on their health insurance programs, their ability to own a home or rent, and what will happen when they are aged and unable to work.
It doesn’t even take into account on what happens when the affordable care act gets repealed, which will give millions of people a virtual death sentence lead to a jump in mortality rates. Or even how the future military conflicts, which might include a new world war induced by the idiotic social media insulting by Figurehead Trump and his catastrophic stupid executive order determining Jerusalem as the sole capital city of Israel, will affect the oligarch welfare tax cut. But the small mega-moneyed population doesn’t want to pay taxes for their vast personal property and foreign investments.
And they certainly don’t want to pay for their other properties in coastal cities and metropolises in New York and California, via the cuts for pass-through companies like LLC’s that consist of partners unnamed and unverified and foreign, which have been wholly responsible for the spread of rampant gentrification of them and the elimination of state and local tax deductions for it’s citizens. These new profits will come at the expense of street infrastructure and transit services, law enforcement, fire prevention and public education, which will certainly be vulnerable for privatization.
The obvious beneficiary and most important to our leader Trump, is that all these cuts will benefit him and his brand (though both are not mutually exclusive), his businesses and his family. Making this look like the brazen quid pro quo between this president and the GOP hacks that disgruntledly backed him last year after all the disparagement he gave them. It looks like their masochism paid off.
This bill if verified will have the most detrimental impact on the nation and it’s citizens since the Patriot Act, which has dwindled the freedoms entitled to everyone in the first and fourth amendments and has not stopped or discouraged terrorism at all and like this oligarch welfare bill, was rushed into legislation and approved without a thorough reading. But at least that didn’t have chicken scratch revisions to it placed just hours before convening to vote on it.
This is less legible than the letter Navin Johnson got from Bernadette Peters in The Jerk, which in his case he had difficulty reading because his dog Shithead gave it to him while he was taking a bath.
Besides, according to two sniveling senators, you should take responsibility and be more frugal. Sen. Chuck Grassley advises the people, which includes his constituents, to avoid spending money on booze, women and movies. For leisures like those can only be enjoyed by his moneyed donors and trust fund babies, which they will be able to partake more in with all the extra money being doled back to them to enable their frivolous spending habits.
This 500 page abomination is nothing but a government sanctioned Ponzi Scheme. For the multi-trillion dollar plan to be funded, it has to rely on induced investment monies extracted from the paychecks of the current workforce then the future workforce once they get old and retire, depriving them of their hard earned money that would have went to college, health plans and in the next 10 years their paychecks to retired people dependent on the social security and medicare that they invested in by working all their lives to enhance more obscene personal wealth for oligarchs and their heirs and avaricious executives of multinational corporations and their shareholders.
Most of all, Trump and his family and his oligarch peers make off like the bandits they are. As their long time American Dreams, which will by law become a luxury, for collective wealth concentration will become infinite. And no one will be able to a fucking thing. Even a true revolution would be thwarted, because they will have the finances to own their own police and military. Which in the case of Figurehead Trump, he already has with the votes of you, the people.
Essentially, it’s a domestic attack on everyone and the nation, not immediate like being attacked by a foreign enemy looming on the horizon, but a gradually slow disemboweling of people’s personal dwindling finances. It is plain and simple economic fascism. In a way, the oligarch welfare bill is sort of like how that hypothetical question given at polls of what would you do if you just a got a million dollars, except it’s billions over time with the help of a compliant congress of spineless beggars. The answer is clearly “I got mine”, because is if this piece of shit bill does pass, those whores who are in congress and the senate certain to lose their seats by the screwed over voters would not even give a shit because they will be set for life via their investments and personal fortunes, which they had no trouble building while remaining in their elected positions. These tax cuts will give them absolute finality to retire in tax payer funded comfort.
If “It’s A Wonderful Life”‘s Mr. Potter, the biggest symbol of selfishness, corruption and avarice, was still alive or even real, he would be doing donuts in his wheelchair all over the snow covered streets. Just like all those certainly to benefit for the next decade will do in their new private jets and yachts.
The days of universal fair usage of the internet are winding down as the planned pricing restructuring of the third biggest utility behind electricity and water will be officially put into place. Unless saner heads prevails and Figurehead Trump wakes the fuck up and actually looks at the discriminatory and economically systematic fascist plan to gouge customers and curtail usage.
Ajit Pai is the worst and the penultimate kind of corporate bootlicking sell-out shills (it should be noted that Figurehead Obama hired this dork). The kind of dick that will charm then hang with you, then malign you when he’s with the boss, causing you to lose your place or employment, no matter what the facts are. He is also another selfish individual with absolutely no shame or moral sense, character traits that have become common with most of the youth of this distracted with bullshit, status and money obsessed generation and of course the boss of America, Figurehead Trump. For his last job was as a lawyer for Verizon, which despite being worth billions and having the most powerful bandwith of all telecoms, is purely not content with their success and wants more and having their dutiful patsy leading the brigade has the executives and shareholders nipples and reproductive extremities erect and excreting sticky fluids.
Pai and the FCC had to get credibility to back this seizing of the internet by putting a poll on their the organization’s website. As expected it got a massive turnout with a majority of the poll actually against net neutrality. Too bad and as predictably expected it was tainted with multiple postings by former world wrestling champ John Cena, Jesus Christ and even the last president Barack Obama, who happened to sign the net neutrality rules into law in the first place. And in the old school way of rigging votes, it had comments from the grave.
All of the comments had the same talking points pablum that has been repeatedly hammered to sway the public (unconvincingly) and the easily led and bought government officials.
Which is typical in the pandemic culture of cheating that has enveloped the way business of any kind, especially with this case involving the predominant telecoms (and also, obviously, real estate) is conducted.
The bottom line is to make as much money at as much expense on the finances of consumers that rely on this utility but mostly on the rights to be informed. Because the abolishment of net neutrality will make the acquiring of information a luxury product, or even worse will lead to total censorship for networks or individuals to disseminate information if it’s not in line with the ISP’s protocols or standards. Or if they don’t pay enough on their bills. This is cut and dry economic fascism.
The end of net neutrality will be another nail in the coffin containing democracy’s corpse if this selfish greedhead Pai and his two fellow shill monkeys on the FCC panel get their and their telecom overlords way. And they have clearly shown that they don’t give a rat’s ass what anyone thinks, which is 70% of the public that’s aware of this digital sabotaging which includes a nationwide solidarity group of the left and right from standouts like the Young Turks and Breitbart Media.
The deadline is this Thursday, which is just less than a week to persuade them to care. So here’s the commish’s email and phone number along with the two other guys who plan to vote with him.
Sign this petition also:
Although the signs look dreadful, it’s worth the effort to break their brains trying.
In South Richmond Hill, two men from Far Rockaway bar-hopping in the town got involved in a fight with a group of men in front of a hookah hangout over a parking space and the damage caused to another vehicle. The argument escalated into a brawl with two men getting stabbed and the suspect getting into his car and driving on the sidewalk into the crowd of six people assembled in front of a corner bodega with another vehicle in pursuit of it. One man died from the vehicular attack, who turned out to be the best friend of the driver.
Liberty Ave. is one of the worst places for parking and even driving. Every night there is double parking and creative K and U turning that it’s not surprising that a gruesome incident like this happened for it was certainly inevitable. Add to it a general consensus of this generation’s proclivity and embracing of selfishness, cruelty and obligatory violence.
In Flushing, a woman was attacked from behind by two people in front of her house and her had purse stolen containing $2,000. The idiot robbers later used her card to buy something at a Rite-Aid.
In Long Island City at a playground, two men approached two other men hanging out and held them up by flashing a gun then proceeded to go the nearest ATM to rob $100 of them including their cellphones.
Also in Long Island City, a man ripped off a wallet from a pharmacy clerk who tried to find something he feigned to be looking for.
In Bayside, a sharp dressed man is suspected in a spate of home burglaries according to the 111th Pct., whom also noted a 50% rise of burglaries compared to November of last year.
In Middle Village, two men broke into a grocery store around 3 a.m. and robbed it of $5,150
In Jackson Heights, a man arrested for assault ran away from police custody while still handcuffed.
Also in Jackson Heights, a man broke into a home and beat up his step-son and a 5-year-old boy with him.
In Astoria, a street fight led to a man getting shot in the chest in front of the Ravenswood Houses at 4 p.m. and died later from his wound.
Also in Astoria, a man broke into a restaurant by breaking a window then robbed the register of $2,500.
Again in Astoria, 3 men broke into a kickboxing gym and robbed it of $1,500 of cash and clothing.
In Springfield Gardens on the Belt Parkway, a 70-year-old man got killed attempting to walk across the highway roads.
Also in Belle Harbor, a man stole a mailed package in front of house.
In Bay Ridge at the 86th Street Train station, a train derailed at 5:30 a.m. when it ran over concrete that fell off a wall on the tracks. It really looks like it was initially laid down between the rails in a way to avoid service suspension and actually working to remove a hazardous threat. Commuters complaints ran the gamut between the consensus opinions of atypical lousy service, the asinine feud by the asshole governor and mayor over funding the subway and another similar incident from a year ago on the same line in the same town. This comes on the heels of the recent fast tracking improvement of 2 stops on the same line by gentrifying Sunset Park, which included new walls with mosaic like art on it. 86th here would have benefited with just sturdy plain walls, Gov. Andy.
In Brighton Beach, a masked man threw molitov cocktails inside of a supermarket then drove off on a motorcycle.
In Williamsburg, a man flashing a knife that was threatening a neighbor in an apartment building was tazed by cops that arrived when he lunged at his foe.
In Brownsville, after arranging a sale through an app, a 17-year-old boy was ripped off by a man that sold him a cellphone by putting a soap bar in iphone box and then threatened him with a gun and stole his actual iphone and $200.
Also in Brownsville, a man was shot in the chest inside an apartment building lobby.
In Cypress Hills, 3 teenagers approached a man passing by and ganged up on him, throwing him to and beating him on the ground then robbed his backpack, cellphone and wallet.
Also in Cypress Hills, a police car responding to an emergency got smashed when a driver in a SUV ran a stop sign.
Again in Cypress Hills, a man got slashed and had his wallet stolen by two men.
And again in Cypress Hills, two men involved in a fight in supermarket checkout line knocked down a 91-year-old woman during the tussle.
In Bushwick, 3 teenagers started bashing a car with sticks and attacked the driver with punches and kicks when he stepped out of the vehicle then ran off.
In Fort Greene at a homeless shelter, a DHS worker was found to be sexually abusing two poor vulnerable women staying there.
Also in Fort Greene, a man approached a woman on the street and engaged in small talk with her, then he stalked and sexually assaulted her and robbed her cellphone and keys.
In Flatbush at the Newkirk Ave. Station, a drunk man cracked a broken bottle he was drinking from on the head of a commuter after he insulted him with bigoted remarks then followed him off the train.
In East Flatbush, a man was found dead in an apartment lobby with wounded from multiple gunshots.
In Midwood, a drunk driver pulled over by cops attempted to flee and engaged in a 3 mile chase ending by crashing into a brick wall at a home in Manhattan Beach.
In Boerum Hill, a man hailed a taxi then held up the driver at gunpoint and robbed his wallet and cellphones.
In various incidents in Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach, an 18-year-old man making an arrangement to sell e-cigarette fluid cartridges worth $570 to two men was held up at knifepoint and robbed by them, two men broke into a store at night and burglarized it of $550, and a person sneaked into a syngogue back door and robbed a donation box containing $100.
In various incidents in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, a man was robbed of $2,000 from another man who promised him employment through an on-line ad, a man broke a car window and stole and used a debit card that was inside, a man punched his sister in the face when she wouldn’t give him money, a man delivering pizza at a house was held up at gunpoint and robbed of his cell phone and cash, and a man robbed a purse from a mother’s baby stroller.
In various incidents in Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights, a $55,000 SUV at a dealer lot left running with the key in the ignition was robbed by a man who jumped in it and drove off at 3 p.m., and a man impersonating a Con Ed worker robbed a woman of $2,000 when he called her that she owed the utility money.
In Borough Park, a 60-year-old woman got hit by a car while jaywalking.
In Gravesend, a 74-year-old woman crossing the street got hit by a car and died from her injuries.
In Canarsie, an off-duty transit cop slapped her daughter during a domestic dispute.
In Parkchester, a longtime newsstand operator at Penn Station heading for work before dawn was brutally beaten on the street blocks from his home and robbed of his possessions, a briefcase containing his lunch and a wallet containing a metrocard and $6.
Also in Parkchester, a 19-year-old woman was slashed in the face by a stranger she was arguing with on a city bus.
In Allerton, a gang of four teenage muggers are involved in month long crime spree assaulting and robbing 5 victims of their cellphones and headphones and $5,000.
Two one-year-old girls were treated for accidental overdoses of heroin. One by inhaling residue off a sheet in a bed where her father was sleeping in, and another one while during a midnight stroll with her parents, picked up a green baggie on the ground and put it her mouth.
In Fordham-Bedford, a man smoking a joint crashed into a retirement home and tried to rob an 84-year-old man while yelling bigoted insults and hitting him with a cardboard tube and a fire extinguisher. That joint was probably angel dust or swag.
In Morrisania, a woman was stabbed to death inside her apartment by her boyfriend.
At a special ed school in Foxhurst, a teacher was found dead from an overdose in a staff bathroom.
In Fordham Heights a 24-year-old man raped a 13-year-old girl that he brought to his house from the school he worked in.
In Riverdale, a deviant in an SUV accosting a 12-year-old girl on the street was thwarted by a group of firemen at the area who chased him out, causing the perv to drive off and crash into a school bus and hopping a sidewalk to get away.
In Mariners Harbor, a man was found dead in his truck with a shotgun wound to his head.
In Rosebank, a man attacked 2 cops responding to a domestic dispute he was involved in.
In St. George, a woman was robbed of her laptop and bank card by a man she arranged a date with.
In Midtown West, a double decker tour bus crashed into a meat truck, causing it to collide with a police car on 46th street. A recent report focused on the lack of regulations and poor vetting of hiring drivers, some with histories of drunk driving, regarding the operations of these vehicles and the city’s lax investigations of them, minimal traffic violation enforcement and licensing compared to charter and local buses.
In Inwood at Fort Tyron Park, a man that attacked, assaulted and was attempting to rob a woman inside a tunnel was stopped by a male jogger who intervened. As the jogger and victim were walking away, the mugger sucker punched him causing him to fall on the ground. The asshole actually tried to rob another woman jogging in the park then ran away.
In Harlem, a woman was slashed in the face at a bus stop after two men crept up behind her and her friend in an act of familiarity.
In the Upper East Side, a man held up a high-end watch store at gunpoint at 11:30 a.m. and stole 14 watches worth $700,000. He is also a suspect with a partner at a similar robbery of another jewelry store blocks away.
In Midtown on the 6 train arriving at 51st and Lexington, a homeless man menacing a 70-year-old man sitting below him attacked him with a screwdriver and ran off.
In Chelsea during a security check at 6 high schools, 10 students were found possessing knives and had them confiscated.
In Midtown West, a man went into a hotel and accessed an air duct and lit his shoe on fire. (Shoe bomber terror attack attempt??).
In Union Square at the Washington Irving Campus, an 18-year-old man stole a backpack from a 16-year-old girl then attacked and raped her in a stairwell after she tried to retrieve it.
In Downtown, a man committed suicide by jumping off a garage roof.
At Columbia University in Morningside Heights, a fire went off in a dorm room torching an entire suite on it’s floor.
In Washington Heights, a man was shot at six times on the street while hanging out with his friends, dying later in a hospital.
In Chelsea, a man got killed riding his bike after he blew a red light.
By a pre-school in East Harlem, an NYPD school safety agent pushed woman into a garbage pile during an argument.
In Greenwich Village, a man barged into an apartment building front door and grabbed a woman by the hair and threatened her and stole her handbag.
In Kips Bay, three men ganged up and beat down another to steal his headphones
Also in Kips Bay, a teenage girl got raped by a 18-year-old man in a apartment building stairwell.
In Stuyvesant Town, a woman got scammed and robbed of $30,000 by person claiming to be a police officer that demanded to be paid in itune cards.
In NoMad at the 28th street station, a woman trying to retrieve a purse she dropped on the tracks had her legs severed trying avoid the arriving train.
In the East Village, a man was strangling and beating his girlfriend in his car after demanding to see her cell phone even as he was speeding down the street with the woman hanging from the open door. As she left his car, he tried to grab her purse and attracted the attention of beat cops and threw the purse at them and then sped off down the street causing a 10 block high speed chase leading to his arrest.
Also in the East Village, a man broke into a car and stole $2,500 worth of merchandise.
And finally in East Village at Tompkins Square Park, a man sitting on a bench by a children’s play area without his pants on, his junk exposed and masturbating for all to see, lashed out at citizens who profusely told him to leave by yelling obscenities at them and threatening to hit them with a brick and then ran away.
According to the blog EV Grieve, the man has been a consistent nuisance and masturbated in full view in the park over a year ago.
In the recent incident, witnesses at the dog run obtained a cellphone and his pants and brought it to cops at the time, but are reportedly discouraged because they told them that they have to file a complaint at the precinct to get this deviant arrested.
At Cipriani’s Saturday in Grand Central, President Trump showed up and had a feast in celebration of his recent abominable political triumph of the passage of the Senate tax bill for the oligarch welfare tax cuts which was attended by hundreds of shouting protesters across the street.
Which was accompanied by a mass deployment of NYPD patrolmen and women approximate to crowd size.
And a phalanx of militarized cops brandishing automatic rifles.
All for people that showed up expressing their freedom to publicly assemble and freedom of speech.
Yet that same police force can’t send one cop to catch and detain a pantless lunatic pervert for a year, jerking off in public in addition to threatening violence at random people, despite eyewitness accounts unless they physically go to the precinct and file a complaint.
That is a recent photo, and now he’s got a branch, wearing rogue makeup and slippers. It looks like he’ll continue to evade arrest and surveillance as long as he is not protesting against the president, any local elected official, or against issues like middle class and working poor surmounting infinite wealth disparity and the normalization and legalization of bribery in government and politics . Well, the city obviously has other priorities. Let’s be careful out there citizens.
New York, N.Y.
The long awaited, by the mayor and his real estate donors aka the Gentrification Industrial Complex not the commuting public, ferry service that debut this year suffered a breakdown as 5 boats consisting of the entire fleet were taken out of service for multiple leaks found on the hulls. Turns out the 4 million dollar boats could not truly handle the rough nasty salty waters of the Hudson and East Rivers and Jamaica Bay.
The timeliness of the mass grounding of the small fleet provided by the San Francisco-based company Hornblower came swiftly after the last days of an incredibly warm October and the first few weeks of November. Although with the amount of money, $325 million dollars, and promotional hype (21st century maritime technology!) spent for these vessels, they were highly expected to survive the winter months, in hopes to thwart criticism if they were able to handle the inclement weather and frigid temps of the approaching winter.
It turns out that it will not fulfill the haughty expectations of day Mayor de
Blasio Faustio or even an steady alternative commute for the thousands of people, exacerbated by the recent kismet like ferry crashing into a sandbar caused by a hot shot driver that was heading for Rockaway Beach the day after the NY Post’s report.
The day mayor, with this third embarrassing disgrace of his programs and policies in a month, which includes the discovery of filthy conditions, bad staffing and distributing spoiled milk to kids in 2 of the 3-K schools and of course all the lying about NYCHA, gave his atypically duplicitous reaction to this transportation failure. In 3 steps, he denied any responsibility, then through his EDC toady chastised Hornblower for sending these shoddy lemons even though de Faustio rushed the order to get it running in early May, then obstinately claimed that the ferry service was successful regardless of the simultaneous breakdowns and obvious unstable and non-durable conditions and ability of the boats to handle the daily sojourns. Oh, it’s actually 4 steps because now the mayor belatedly has commissioned an investigation on what went wrong, which will probably cost the city another 200 grand since that seems to be going average price for being late to react to disasters or for projects the constituency has no interest in or wants.
But who cares anyway. At least there are more boats coming for commuters. And more importantly to the mayor and the legion of his developer donors, higher obscene market speculation of real estate where the ferry makes it’s stops, like in Astoria, the Rockaways, and predictably in the usual areas in Brooklyn including the working class dominant areas of Sunset Park and Bay Ridge.
This is where the city’s concerns and priorities are as the more easily accessible subways and buses get worse every fucking day. The bottom line will always take precedence over the needs of the citizens. No matter how stupid it is, as the NYC ferry certainly is, which is nothing more than a tool and toy for further gentrification. Unfortunately it’s here to stay because of the common worldwide knowledge of the cities shitty subway which the NYC ferry has easily supplanted because of a customer base of the glut of tourists, coastal tower residents and fed up regular subway commuters. And you can get shitfaced on them too since the ferries come equipped with bars with the finest craft brews and artisanal cocktails that the hipshits love to spend stupid money on so much. (Of course you can get drunk on the subway and buses, provided that you bring your own fifth of hooch)
But with this recent breakdown, it will certainly have the same fate and wind up with the same notoriety as the worst fucking transit system in the universe.
You can take that to the riverbank.
Looks like the folks at NYCHA and probably their purveyors at city hall might be taking their jobs seriously now after last week’s revelation of covering up bogus lead inspections and infinite other oversights. And they are not showing a millimeter of class about it.
After appointing a redundant position to assure accountability, for real this time, Shoya and her new crack committee decided to take immediate yet invasive action for actual lead inspections by breaking the locks if no one is home at the time. Leading to new aggravation and inconvenience for the suffering tenants who will certainly be at work or picking up kids at school, for this effort will mostly be done mid-afternoon. Also obviously for more costs with replacing locks and making new keys. Though it’s not certain if some deduction from tenants rents will be considered from this moronic bureaucratic decision, as if the year of neglecting to do federal ordered inspections isn’t enough of a price to pay. Or even if the people they hired are even certified professionals, for it turns out that NYCHA did not even vet the contractors assigned to inspect and repaint the units. Fucking grave.
As NYCHA is now a functioning entity on lead extraction, instead of previously being an optical one, they actually have been quite active on asbestos removal. And just has reckless and irresponsible as the agency’s recent approach on lead, as evidenced at the Seward Park Houses on the Lower East Side by the FDR drive. As the contractors they hired for the toxic removal placed contaminant tents on the project’s playground, exactly right next to the jungle gym and a slide, denying the kids of tenants a safe place to have fun for the last 3 months and certainly for the rest of their remaining childhood
This is absolutely deranged. And it looks like those playthings need a lead inspection and repainting itself, for it looks like it hasn’t been upgraded in a decade. With this revolting development here, this spot looks like prime bait for the odious NextGen plan to take unused space like this and parking lots for future development of new buildings with market rate rentals with help from the private real estate industry. Which is naturally the case here, as is NextGen being a program for city sanctioned plunder of government property for predator developers.
While this irresponsible misuse of an public funded amenity is outrageous, NYCHA’s asbestos abatement process is standard procedure.
There’s a lot more where this came from, check out this woman’s youtube channel, she’s got over a dozen more documented flagrant offenses and NYCHA cruelty and brazenness. This building, which is in the super trendy world fascination destination Brooklyn™ makes it seem that Steve Croman, Jared Kushner or Daniel Malemud was running NYCHA. (Yeah, who’s Malemud, you’ll see at the end).
Well, it looks like the Commish is starting to feel the pangs of shame from the general public, mostly from the poor, demanding her termination despite the arrogant, obstinate orders from Day Mayor de Faustio demanding that she remain in her undeserved post. And even from the deluded Ms Olatoye herself, who absolutely has not learned a fucking thing, for she has just summoned her staffers to distribute a hilarious petition letter to the suffering tenant associations for them to sign to advocate for her to remain at her job, as she is about to face the city council in a few days:
A blind person can see the defensive nature of this petition. This letter might be the first of it’s kind that was actually commandeered by an executive instead of the normal protocol which involves actual community participation. Pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty fucking demented. What does Shoya via the petition mean by we? The royal we, maybe.
With this obnoxious self-preservation letter NYCHA again finds the funds, in spite of being $17 billion dollars in debt and being forced to seek the aid of the real estate overlords, to piss away on bureaucratic bullshit instead of making their buildings habitable and depriving the civil and civic rights and peace of mind of it’s residents. As is wont of the perpetually troubled and corrupt agency, for with the dispatching of actual lobbyists at the bidding of Shoya it falls directly in line for their historic usage of lawyers commissioned to boot tenants out into the streets. A NY Daily News story from 2013 showed that NYCHA under the direction of asshole technocrat John Rhea spent as much money and hiring on lawyers (8 million plus at the time for 98 lawyers), that you and their poor tenants they hassled paid for, than they spent on bricklayers (6 million plus at time at a total of 65 workers). And roofers (2 million plus for 29 workers) and exterminators (3.8 million for 90 workers) combined. Surely this is a big factor in the decrepit and decaying conditions of these publicly funded buildings and the ongoing deliberate attempts to dissuade poor citizens from living there.
The crazy lady commissioner apparently is cognizant of the reaming she is going to get even from the self-serving hacks of the city council. The majority of electeds are looking for her removal and it syncs well with prominent members looking to extend their terms in another voter referendum, the third time it’s been considered and a sound trashing would make for great optics among voters, if they show up of course. Despite that, she still has got to go. And go down hard.
Meanwhile in Astoria and Long Island City in Queens, rent-stabilized tenants have been under duress from their stingy and avaricious proprietors for over a year, driven by the hyped cachet and hyperdevelopment in those respective towns and exorbitant rent speculation/fabrication in both. A fire that engulfed the L.I.C. building that forced section 8 tenants to take up shelter with their relatives as the city-ordered repairs and renovations continued to be delayed by the building’s owners, conveniently keeping them away.
The rent-regulated building in Astoria is another quite sordid affair as the tenants there have been in constant battle with a proclaimed Christian non-profit that has ran the building for quite some time now wants to kick all of them out so they can run the place as a homeless shelter. In a morbid twist of irony, the group known as NYSUM, the claims that they are not making enough money to sustain affordable housing there and would do better if they just house the homeless, which current city policies have turned into a profitable quasi-industry. Just ask some certain hoteliers. To do this, which NYSUM has been doing for almost a year and a half, they have relied on less measured predatory tactics like disconnecting free wifi and hardcore ones like tearing up a garden the tenants cared for and sending goons under the non-profits name to intimidate the tenants.
The tenants there have been persistent and have been able to remain. Unfortunately so is NYSCUM who served them eviction notices. The evil being dealt by the pseudo-Christian group cannot even be measured considering that the people that they are disenfranchising from their homes will certainly be homeless with nowhere to go because of the lunatic market rate induced on their town, and clearly will not be invited back despite being qualified for the non-profits purported mission because of their forced status. That they are causing. NYSCUM is more like it.
In another case of savage cruelty and contempt for the aged, Justa Lopez, a 100-year-old woman and resident of this city for 70 years, received an eviction notice from her landlord accusing her of not being present at her residence even though she got injured from the uneven floor she walks on. If the building management would have repaired the damaged surface they would have noticed her presence, so it seems that refusing service to her is another way, another cheap underhanded tactic to not acknowledge her existence and a deliberate criminal way to gradually force her out. And with her time away from her home getting healed at a nursing home makes her tenancy status conveniently untenable, giving the landlords fabrications of her convalescence at a nursing home then her daughter’s house as an extra residency a warped and technically legal justification to deny to return to her rent-stabilized apartment on the upper east side.
In a little bit of good news and rare justice being served. A landlord tormenting rent-stabilized tenants in a building he ran in Crown Heights in an brutal and common practice attempt to spread gentrification by refusing to turn on heat and gas and doing environmentally hazardous gut renovations on empty apts. of the tenants he bought off causing contaminants to spread throughout the building in daily clouds of lead, got thrown in the slammer for his egregious and nefarious dirty deeds which included grand larceny and forgery for creating shell companies to buy more properties and flip them for profits (sound familiar, Bill? you recall Rivington House?) and falsifying applications to get loans from H.U.D. (sound familiar, Shoya and you too Bill?).
The NY Post determined this vile man with a vile plan guilty plea as a admission of being an unadulterated scumbag. Which if one can humblebrag is a validation of my term for this kind of lowlife and bag of dicks and shit assembled and stitched in human form.
The scumlord phenomenon and scourge might just catch on, and it damn well should to cure the affordability crisis pandemic and give NYCHA executives and this fucking mayor a sense of shame in perpetuity as long as these unnecessary conditions continue for the real affordable housing plan in the 5 boroughs.
Ken Shapiro, 76, Writer, Director, Actor, “The Groove Tube”
Washington D.C., The United States Of America
Figurehead Donald J. Trump is about to conclude his first year of his term as the chief executive of this nation and he spent it talking and typing shit about everyone and anything that he’s against or displeases and exposes him.
His spontaneous verbal feces and rampant splatters that his staff has to constantly deny and reinterpret every word a that comes out of his rancid mouth that can only be compared to a bunch of handlers trying to pick up after an insomniac rabid incontinent elephant running aimlessly knocking everything down and shitting over anything from any angle in it’s path.
Trump’s unchecked ramblings and vindictive targeting has reached it’s true nadir as his administration is collapsing around him. Getting regressively worse since the last time I wrote how this president is irrelevant.
Trump’s still going after pro athletes for their solidarity kneeling during the national anthem. Trump’s still engaging in petty juvenile social media wars with high political figures and celebrities. He arranged to have the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulin Cruz to have her congressional hearing on the status and contracting of Puerto Rico shut down. He insulted a war veteran’s widow by forgetting his name, condescendingly telling her that he knew what he was getting into, and leaving some of his remains back in Somalia on a diplomatic mission gone awry.
Trump has decided to endorse a lecherous confirmed stalker, molester of teenage girls, one of whom he forced into sex with him when he bragged about his status as an official. Which his press secretary, who clearly doesn’t have a soul, Sarah Huckabee Sanders to deflect these disgusting charges to Trump’s and the GOP’s partisan theory that it’s better than electing a democrat. She also just recently had to deflect his moronic posting of bogus and misinformed Muslim criminal incidents by stating that the message that these attacks exist is more important than their veracity.
During all this stupid conduct unbecoming a leader or a chronic mental patient, he has betrayed his base by exposing what a pussy he is. After all that talk about China on his campaign last year, from currency manipulation to world trade, on his trip there during his Asian tour, he went to the podium to address the assembly and figuratively and humbly kiss their asses as the audience scoffed at him when he praised their trade system, pleaded with President Xi Jinping to help him with the missile crisis and continuing to garble the English language. He capped off his tour in the Phillipines with an internationally embarrassing and wretched diplomatic hummer to the murderous President Duerte, who gave the Figurehead more ideas to undermine the press when the bastard referred to them as spies.
Figurehead Trump’s biggest and most obvious betrayal to his base, if they even give a shit anymore, is his rebuilding of the swamp in D.C. with his pluto-cabinet members and the hiring of avaricious staffers without conscience dutiful to the bottom line of their corporations from the fields of finance, energy, insurance and drug companies. The swamp has now become a superfund site.
Speaking of his cruel campaigning biting him on the ass or in this case in his gullet, while on the presidential podium in the White House, he momentarily got extremely parched and had to reach for a bottle of water similar to Senator Marco Rubio’s battle with dry mouth during his State of the Union response to Obama a few years back. Except less dignified with his heavy breathing, heavy double grip and hysterical determination to look straight at the camera.
To give him some credit to derived from his mook tendencies and characteristics learned from his childhood and young adult residency in Queens and his early years as development titan in Manhattan, he has maintained his ire and verbal attacks against Kim Jong Un, his fellow trust fund baby leader. Trump’s shit-talking here has been most consistent, despite how unwise and stupid it is. For the other day, Lil Rocket Man and his dutiful military successfully tested a giant missile capable of reaching anywhere in the U.S.A.. That’s not the only worrisome thing about this, because the last test in North Korea was in an underground site tunnel that collapsed and wound up killing 200 people. Let that set in and realize that if Kim and his devoted followers, which includes millions of people, are willing to accept a mass amount of deaths to their own people just so they can be in the nuclear arms race or even decide to bomb us over the slightest provocations. And Trump has made thousands of them with his fucking blackberry.
But this ill- or actually non-advised aggression gets totally annihilated with his promise to his base and every middle class and working poor American with the next national budget bill about to gradually devastate the economy and society as a whole with the enactment of massive wide ranging tax cuts for corporations and the 1%, .1% .01%, .001% and .0001% of the richest people and the ending of tax deductions for the averaged salaried employed couples and individuals in 7 years and for the poorest individuals in 1 year. Which officially makes this the systematic destruction of the lower class and the making a new one. And makes already outstandingly wealthy people and executives even richer. Notwithstanding the obvious facts, despite Trump’s sardonic claims, of how these cuts will benefit all those, including the Figurehead, with multiple holdings and companies like LLC’s.
This crazy bill also includes the annihilation of affordable health care and permitted drilling of a wildlife forest in Alaska. Which completes a sort of sadistic hat trick of shitty legislation simultaneously showing why Trump became president and the ratification of the Expendable American Health Care Act.
All this destruction, of the middle and lower classes hopefully not from a ICBM, is going to be decided this afternoon in the Senate and it looks like it’s going to become a heinous reality. Unless something explosive turns up in Mueller’s investigation which may or may not cripple the administration as if Trump hasn’t done already.
If it does in the next few hours or even by Xmas and it leads to actual impeachment of the dotard, I hope he ends up like Navin Johnson of the Steve Martin/Carl Reiner comedy classic The Jerk. Why this analogy? There was a story a few weeks ago that Trump wanted his White House kitchen staff of elite chefs to approximate the McDonalds quarter pounder. Which immediately reminded me of the drink the demanding Navin wanted from a magazine ad.
I can see the proceedings where Donald J. Trump, if he is not perp walked from findings of money laundering funding his campaign or in his personal fortune or obstruction of justice, leaving the oval office dishevlled in a bathrobe with his boxers at his ankles, yelling how he doesn’t need anything except random things that catch his eye, walking down the halls and out the door still verbally listing stuff he’s picking up as his voice fades.
It will be as he like to call things, sad. But undoubtedly apt and justifyingly deserved.
Let’s hope he doesn’t avoid this certain hopeful fate by preemptively striking North Korea. As prophesized by Stephen King’s showboating and manipulative senate candidate Greg Stillson in the Dead Zone.
Let’s hope this doesn’t materialize. Besides, how will the 1% of the nation’s misers get to enjoy these new tax cuts.
Jim Nabors, 87, Actor, Singer.
In Greenwich Village, two men with guns broke into a frozen yogurt shop as it was closing, pistol whipping two workers then rob it of $1,600 along with their iphones and wallets.
In the Financial District, a Bronx on-call drug ring selling coke, smack, and fentanyl to Wall Street residents and workers involved in real estate and advertising got busted for trafficking, driving a dealer attempting to escape the raid by jumping out a second story window.
In Soho, a block wide building scaffold shed collapsed by the busy intersection of Broadway and Prince St., injuring 5 people.
In Harlem, a woman set her apartment on fire when cops showed up responding to a emergency call of a mentally disturbed person.
Also in Harlem, during a police investigation by an apartment, a man came charging out waving knives in both hands and was subsequently shot in the leg after the officers demand to put the weapons down.
In Tribeca at the Chambers St. E line train station, a man flashed then stuck his scaly hand up a woman’s skirt and ran out when it arrived at the station.
At Columbia University in Morningside Heights, a man stole $13,000 of Apple computers in two burglary attempts.
In Midtown at the Grand Central Terminal, a woman was assaulted by a man when she refused to give him her phone.
In Kips Bay at the 33rd Street station, a man and woman attacked and slashed a commuter at 4:15 a.m.
In East Village, a fire went off under a sidewalk shed that has been a drug dealing haven and an encampment occupied by homeless junkies for months.
Also in the East Village, two scumbags stole a bike off a holiday decorated tree fencing by cutting it with a power tool.
Also in Greenwich Village at the 14th st. F line train station, a 19-year-old man made violent threats against cops present there and proclaimed that he was going to assassinate every cop at a NYPD precinct in Elmhurst.
In Fordham-Bedford, two male teenagers, one with a blade, got into a fight with a clerk inside a bodega and cut him during the scuffle. The two psychopaths then tried to escape in a livery cab but the driver refused to take them, so they attacked his three passengers slicing one of them and cut off his thumb when he tried to defend himself and his customers. The perpetrators got off on bail for $200, right on time for Thanksgiving. That’s a good way to keep the jail population low at Rikers so the electeds can dole out parcel permits for predatory developers to build their blade runner towers.
In Morrisania, a man was being bullied and harassed by three teenagers. As he tried to defend himself, one of the turds sucker punched him and knocked him down and his pussy friends returned to kick the victim when he’s down and defenseless and then stole what little money he had on him, which was 10 bucks.
At Concrete Plan Park in Foxhurst, a man attacked a woman walking there from behind knocking her out. When she came to, the letch was thrusting his body on her then bit her lip when she tried to defend herself.
In Middletown, three men invaded an 82-year-old man’s apartment feigning to be exterminators, grabbed his throat and robbed him of $3,600.
In Soundview, a 15-year-old girl getting high with five men in a basement got raped by two men while three were waiting for their turn. She also had her cellphone stolen.
In the South Bronx, a city bus started smoking and caught fire with passengers on it at 6:45 a.m.
On Rikers Island on Thanksgiving Day, a C.O. captain was attacked as a prisoner sucker-punched and repeatedly swung his fists and beat him to the floor and then was kicked by two other inmates. His fellow captains ran towards the door with the other prisoners when the attack began and continued.
In Hollis, two men, one pretending to purchase food and one that pulled out a gun, robbed a fried chicken restaurant of $1500 at 1 a.m.
Also in Hollis, a man pretending to make a delivery forced his way into another man’s house then his accomplice shot him in the leg when he got pushed back.
In Bayside, a man and woman are involved in a string of store burglaries on the same block, stealing a total of $4,000 in cash, tools and pharmaceutical drugs.
Also in Bayside, an elderly couple’s home was invaded by 3 men, 2 brandishing guns, who tied them up and robbed them of 60 bucks and jewelry.
In Whitestone on Thanksgiving night, a man driving drunk hit then ran over a 71-year-old man crossing the street then abandoned his van and ran off but got busted when he tried to retrieve his vehicle.
In Ozone Park, a man was abducted by four men who repeatedly beat him in their car, then took his keys and tried to rob his apt, stole his wife’s purse, then left in bloodied on the street.
In Sunnyside, a man was beaten on the street by two men coming out of and SUV, one with a baseball bat after he stepped out of a restaurant and had an argument with them.
Also in Sunnyside, a man held up a Pizza Hut at gunpoint and robbed it of $3,200 by forcing the manager to open a safe inside.
In Richmond Hill, a man stabbed another man in the stomach while brawling during a basement party after drinking irish whiskey.
In St. Albans, a man went berserk and stabbed his sister’s boyfriend during an argument with her over who to invite over for Thanksgiving.
In Lindewood, 7 car thefts occurred in a span of a month.
In Jamaica Estates, a man tried to rob a Dunkin’ Donuts and wound up with squat after he tried to rob the tip jar and jumped over the counter to steal from the register while waving a knife.
In District 29 in the towns of Cambria Heights, Springfield Gardens and Hollis, 5 middle schools have statistically the highest amount of violence among students in the entire city.
At John Bowne High School in Flushing, a brawl involving 6 students sparked by two male teens fighting over a girl were found possessing guns.
Also in Flushing, a man ran up to a woman and grabbed her ass and ran into an apartment building to hide.
Again in Flushing, a teenage boy held up a man leaving his house at gunpoint and robbed his iphone. He is also wanted in another mugging on Halloween.
And again in Flushing, a police sting on a massage parlor frightened a prostitute to flee and jump out a window, killing herself.
In Jamaica, an 18-year-old man shot his kid brother while fighting over a video game and made a 14-year-old boy who was with them try to hide the gun.
In Astoria, a man was held at knifepoint by a mugger who forced him to go to two ATM’s on the street and withdraw money to give to him.
In Middle Village, a man tied his drug addict friend to his bed and forced medication on him against his will.
In Sunset Park, a food delivery man was attacked by 2 men who tried to steal the food he was carrying, then slashed him with a machete and robbed $140 off him.
Also in Sunset Park, a 14-year-old boy was struck and killed by a speeding BMW as he was crossing against the light.
In East New York, an off-duty detective engaged in an argument with another person and flashed his state government-approved and permitted gun at him at a chain restaurant.
In Bushwick, a fight between two men in a check cashing place in the early afternoon escalated into one of them getting shot to death.
In Prospect Park South, two men, one with a knife, threatened two workers in a store and robbed it of $300
In Bed-Stuy, a man held up a 7-11 at gunpoint and robbed $150 from the register.
Also in Bed-Stuy, an argument between two men inside a grocery store escalated when on man stabbed another man in the face with a screwdriver.
In Greenpoint, a man was caught masturbating in front of a coffee shop window ogling a female employee, then went through the back door and tried to rob money from the register.
In Canarsie, a man punched his wife in the face giving her a bloody lip during a domestic dispute. Cops showed up but did not arrest him because he is a diplomat.
In East Flatbush, a massive fire engulfed a commercial building destroying two auto repair businesses
In Bay Ridge, a man drove his car off the pier and killed himself.
In various incidents in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach, three men stealing books and bookbags while another man was playing basketball beat him up when the victim demanded his property back. A man stole $8,500 from a unlocked truck. A man burglarized an unlocked apartment of $2,000 worth of merchandise. And a man punched another man from behind and stole his backpack.
In Crown Heights at 2:40 p.m., a 15-year-old girl got caught in a crossfire between two men during a drive-by and avoided getting shot.
Also in Crown Heights, a gun running ring was busted inside a house during a raid involving the NYPD and the ATF.
In Brownsville, a man jumped out of an SUV and brutally beat up a man on the street by punching him repeatedly in the face.
In Williamsburg, a father and his 2-year-old daughter were attacked from behind by a man who sprayed some kind of fluid on them.
In incidents in Marine Park and Flatlands, a man broke a car window and stole i.d. cards from it, and a man loitering in a shopping center robbed a walkie talkie from a security guard.
In Randall Manor, a 63-year-old woman walking down the street just steps from her house during the afternoon was randomly attacked by a man who stabbed her repeatedly and killed her. The man had 34 prior arrests and a history of mental illness.
In Dongan Hills, two neighbors involved in argument over car damage engaged in a knife fight resulting in both of them getting stabbed.
In Arden Heights, a drug dealer awaiting sentencing for his involvement of his pregnant wife’s heroin overdose, nearly died the same way in his mother’s house.
Manhattan, New York
The N.Y. Daily News had a little news nugget on their Thanksgiving Day paper that got totally overlooked and virtually ignored. Even by the editors themselves for this story of craven wasteful city funding and bureaucratic absurdity is not even available on their website. Talk about manufacturing consent! (It’s on pressreader, which gives the feel of reading a file at a library).
This news item is so outrageous, comically surreal, and disturbing that I don’t know how the Post didn’t get it. Because if it did it surely would have been on Fox local and cable news. But it was on page 28 in the publishing purgatory between the letters to the editor and sports pages.
Written by Erin Durkin, highlighted, sprinkled with occasion profanities and emphasized by JQ LLC of Impunity City. Your City.
The City is trying to build kinder, friendly courtrooms.
At the Manhattan Criminal Court, judges are being urged to watch their language-avoiding legal jargon, calling people by their name rather than “the defendant” and greeting people when they enter.
Defendants will be surveyed on their experience in court – and get a $15.00 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card for filling out the questionnaire.
“If a litigant feels they’re being treated with respect, they have an idea what’s going on…they’re more likely to perceive the process as fair.” said Adam Mansky of the Center for Court Innovation, which is working for on the program with the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice and Office of Court Administration. “They’re more likely to comply with their obligations, come back to court, pay their fine.”
The city is picking up the tab for the program, which totals fucking $800,000!
In meetings with judges, court officers and clerks, the groups will encourage courtroom personnel to introduce themselves, say good morning, and ask if everyone can hear what’s going on. Judges are being urged to say that they assume the defendant is innocent and not refer to people as “defendants” or “bodies”, instead calling them by name.
The surveys will be given out to people leaving arraignment and other trial parts of court.
It asks people how confident they feel in police, prosecutors, judges, their defense attorney, and whether they think the criminal courts treat defendants with dignity and respect, according to a copy of the questionnaire.
The gift cards are being given out because research ethics boards frown on having people participate in research without compensation, Mansky said.
What we have going on here, is not something being reported in the Onion, but a real stupid expensive program and the latest de Faustio policy travesty to turn courtrooms into wellness experiences. Like as you would enter a discount department store or a blandly vibrant workspace office building.
Note that judges are being urged, which sounds hostile on its face for a thing that promotes tolerance and sensitivity, to implement these new standards because the word defendant, which what the accused actually are is somehow offensive.
Maybe the most pressing thing about this is who the fuck is this dink Mansky and what the hell is this Court Innovation Center and when was it made? This program sounds like something out of a dystopian cartoon. So there are going to monitors wandering around that big dark building making sure that judges abide by these milquetoast rules. How is this going to work? “Will Larry/Plaxico/Kim/Demi/Andre 3000 take the stand?” “How do you plea, Matt/Taylor/Meek/Judy/Bababooey?”. And the judges have to personalize the dead victims too? Like a random victim or rival of some gangbanger, a career mobster hitman’s trail of bodies or a bunch of serial killer’s victims? Really, with the latter the judge has to name all of them? Holy shitballs.
And it’s going to fleece the tax payers of 800 large. I wonder how much of that pile is going to dunkin donuts, which sounds like they are sponsoring this retarded program, and that’s pretty lousy and unhealthy comp. More sugary junk to fill their guts, like their lives don’t suck enough that the defendant raped or murdered somebody.
I wonder how many people are going to be monitors, because this sounds like the bulk of this cash is going to the monitors themselves in bloated six figure salaries. Which the city and said monitors will justify by holding meetings every day to indoctrinate this undignified, insulting, redundant, cordial human resources corporate bullshit. Telling those responsible for meting out justice, securing the areas and pushing buttons all day how to present and conduct themselves. This will go over swimmingly with the certain to be disgruntled personnel.
I can’t wait to see how these surveys will be conducted with uncooperative men and women on trial unsatisfied with their verdicts and conviction: “That fucking judge sucks” “That pig set me up” “He looked at me funny so I had to steal that guard’s gun” Fuck this survey shit, gimme that coupon anyway, I wanna an Frappe and a half dozen bow ties, motherfucker”
This program sets a new lower bar for the day mayor de Faustio mayoralty II: The Phantom Mandate; which includes the other asinine behavior and thought modification program, the offensive statue panel and the creation of the nightlife mayor. The court system probably does need some improvement, I don’t know what that actually is, but trying to turn it some swell time social function is unrealistic. But reality is also a offensive word to the Mayor and his happy fauxgressive dunce cult. This program with it’s made up bureaucracy is like if Mr. Rogers had a criminal courthouse in his Land Of Make Believe (at least that transit system worked efficiently)
If this doesn’t work out, or if it’s suddenly terminated because of the sheer stupidity of it, I foresee the next program will involve a new format. Probably theatrical song and dance with choreography. Knowing this stupid Mayor and his habit for squandering millions of dollars and his proclivity for starfucking, he will probably commission Lin-Manuel Miranda to oversee, conduct and choreograph it.
Here’s hoping this stupid fucking idiot is more frugal and give it to Reba McIntyre and Steven Bochco of Cop Rock infamy. He is well aware of impending federal cuts from his political yang to his yin Donald Trump as he likes to reminds us to divert attention from his current and inevitable policy failures.
It looks more fun already.
Update: Tronc did post this crazy story on the Daily News website on Nov. 22. It was easy to miss because it was published at the end of the workday and also wasn’t easily available with a google search by going by the paper headline, so apologies and kudos to them.
Another Update: Video footage has been found of “Court Innovator” Adam Mansky’s prior work at a high school 25 years ago.
Edward Herman, 92, Writer, Co-Author Of “Manufacturing Consent” with Noam Chomsky.