Friday, December 31, 2010

NYTimes Blows Off Snowpocalypse

Public Anger At Tone Deaf Mayor and Impotent Emergency Management is Questioned By The New York Times. Does Public Outrage Do Any Good, asked reporter Michael Wilson ?

The New York Times called the outrage at the lack of the Bloomberg administration's blizzard preparation an exaggerated reaction.

''But is there a point when the outrage itself becomes outrageous? After all, it was an awful lot of snow. Or is outrage something every New Yorker needs to experience to pull through? Can we all learn to stop complaining and love the plows?''

Meanwhile, let's run a reality check : the outrage was based on the public's fear of abandonment by the Bloomberg administration following the natural disaster. '' By comparison, " Death of newborn baby among several blizzard tragedies as city is accused of 'dropping the ball' '' was the headline in The New York Daily News. New Yorkers had reason to fear that the government response to the post-Christmas Blizzard would resemble the government response to Hurricane Katrina, namely, no response.

Seems like The Times just might be as tone deaf as Mayor Bloomberg.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Barricades of Snow

I don't want to eat cake.

I just want my street plowed ! This picture was taken near Broadway in Astoria, Queens.

Residents Furious Over Unplowed NYC Streets

Queens Crap Snowpocalypse Flag

Queens Crap Blog Changes Nameplate to Snowpocalypse Theme

The Queens Crap Blog has changed its iconic nameplate to reflect the Snowpocalypse of 2010. Click on the picture below to be directed to the Queens Crap blog.

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We are buried in snow !

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ambulance Buried In NYC Snow

An Ambulance Stuck In Snow -- Right Outside Of Beth Israel Medical Center, NYC, 28-Dec-2010.

The New York Times has reported that ''at least 200 ambulances got stuck on unplowed streets or were blocked in by abandoned cars.'' Hopefully, the city won't face the possibility of a state of emergency, like a natural disaster, such as a blizzard, which would require a rapid response.

Cinnamon Raisin or Hot Dog Buns

It was after 9 p.m. last night, when I ventured out to the grocery store. On my way, I found a sanitation truck stuck in the snow. All of these snow removal trucks wouldn't be getting stuck in the snow if they had started plowing the streets earlier than this. Once I got to the grocery store, in terms of bread, I had my choice of cinnamon raisin bread or hot dog buns. I failed to buy bread before Sunday night, but, by comparison, New York City failed to have an adequate snow removal plan. The sad thing is that we all knew on Saturday that this snow storm was coming. I chose cinnamon raisin, but what did Mayor Michael Bloomberg choose ?

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christine Quinn Can't Be The Next NYC Mayor

Says Suzannah B. Troy : Lucky for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Joel Bondy didn't testify under oath ; Christine Quinn Can't Be Next NYC Mayor.

The political commentator and artist Suzannah B. Troy has created a new YouTube video, in which she makes the observation that the CityTime payroll system was ''really about bilking tax payers money at an epic level ....''

Ms. Troy is looking for Mayor Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for accountability. Watch her video :

NYC Budget Cuts Snow Removal

WSJ : Sanitation Workers Say Cuts Take Toll on Snow Cleanup

A photograph taken on Monday, December 27, 2010, of a street in Queens :

From The Wall Street Journal :

New York City’s response to the monster snow storm has been hampered by Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to reduce the Sanitation Department’s workforce as part of citywide budget cuts, the head of the sanitation workers’ union said Monday.

Harry Nespoli, president of the Uniformed Sanitationmen’s Association, said the department is currently down roughly 400 workers.

“We are undermanned — we need another 400,” Nespoli said in a telephone interview with The Wall Street Journal. “I mean this is a perfect example of why you need the man power in New York City. We’re shorthanded here.” ...

Saturday, December 18, 2010

CityTime Scandal Swept Under Rug

Joel Bondy, the executive director of the Office of Payroll Administration, was suspended after investigators alleged that city contractors used fraud to rob the city of at least $80 million under the CityTime automated payroll system that, contrary to Speaker Quinn's denial, has been under intense scrutiny for several years as a result of the system's runaway, costly over-runs.

City Council Christine Quinn Is In Denial Over CityTime Scandal.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Made More Secret Campaign Donations

Mayor Bloomberg has a track record of spending money for his political campaigns out of his private accounts, in addition to his official campaign committee accounts.

Thanks to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the Republican Party is expected to once again take control over the New York State Senate.

The New York Daily News reported that Republicans regained control by a very slim margin of votes (one race was won by less than 500 votes). In this kind of competition, money undoubtedly could have played a big factor. And when it comes to parlaying money into power, no one person can use his money to buy influence the way that can Mayor Bloomberg.

''Bloomberg secretly gave $900,000 to a barely regulated 'housekeeping' account for the Senate Republican campaign, two sources confirm,'' reported Adam Lisberg.

Mr. Lisberg added that the Republican Party account, which received Mayor Bloomberg's donations, ''doesn't have to report its finances for another month,'' but unnamed sources confirmed to The Daily News that Mayor Bloomberg funneled his donations in two sizeable payments -- ''an initial donation of $650,000, then $250,000 more to help push the GOP over the edge.''

These donations, made in the 2010 election cycle, follow a pattern of secret payments made by Mayor Bloomberg in past election cycles. Much like President Richard Nixon, whose political campaigns had carried out a long set of activities to attack and disrupt the Democrats way before the Watergate Hotel break-in, Mayor Bloomberg's political campaigns of 2005 and 2009 engaging in funneling secret payments out of the mayor's personal accounts to political parties for use in campaign activitis.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg's Gay Marriage Closet Secret

Mayor Bloomberg brings unwrapped toys, bad jokes, and untruths to noble annual gay party to benefit poor children during the holiday season.

Last week-end, Mayor Michael Bloomberg showed up to a gay holiday party at Chelsea Piers organised and hosted by Robby Browne, David Tufts, and Chris Kann. Mayor Bloomberg donated several gay-themed toys to the charitable event.

"You should see what's in my closet," the mayor said, according to The New York Daily News.

Besides bringing toys and making jokes, the mayor told a glaring lie to the crowd, which The Daily News estimated to be over 2,500 people, mostly gay men. Here is what was reported :

''It wasn't all fun and games for the billionaire : He did take a moment to restate that he hopes to one day live in a city where marriage equality exists for everyone, causing the biggest uproar of clapping and yelling from the male-mob, among shouts of 'Bloomberg for President.' ''

All the festive celebrations are causing some reporters (like Brian Moylan) to forget, and some people (like Mayor Bloomberg) to lie about, the secret that Mayor Bloomberg would like to keep hidden in his gay marriage closet : the fact that in 2005 Mayor Bloomberg ordered lawyers for New York City to appeal the trial court ruling issued by New York Supreme Court Judge Doris Ling-Cohen, who decided that marrying the person of one's own choosing was both a privacy right and a liberty right.

If he really believed in marriage equality, why did Mayor Bloomberg appeal Judge Ling-Cohen's ruling ?

Bloomberg Speech About Job Growth, Economic Recovery

New Yorkers Are Still Waiting For Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg To Tackle Unemployment, Spur Job Creation, and Bring About Long-Term Economic Growth To New York City

Friday, December 3, 2010

200,000 Missing Votes Found In New York City ; Mayor's Accountability Remains Missing

One month after the November mid-terms, the NYC Board of Elections reported 200,000 more votes that had not been previously counted on Election Day.

Every time something important happens in this city, there is Mayor Michael Bloomberg, showing up to demonstrate domination and authority. At every major fire house closing, schools chief waiver application, or term limits extension. Yet, here, after these 200,000 uncounted ballots are found in New York City, he is nowhere in sight.

The largest stash of the missing votes (about 80,0000) were found in Queens, The New York Times reported.

Meanwhile, look at the Queens Crap blog and read the comments triggered by this election scandal.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Activists Arrested At Bloomberg AIDS Protest

People with AIDS under attack. What do we do ? Act up, fight back !

Nine protesters were arrested during the morning of December 1 for blocking traffic outside Mayor Michael Bloomberg's World AIDS Day Bagel Breakfast at the Brooklyn Public Library, reported The New York Times.

World AIDS Day Bloomberg Bagel Boycott Protest from Housing Works on Vimeo.