Monday, January 24, 2011


City Room: Hearing Delayed for Consultant Charged With Defrauding Bloomberg

New York Times (blog) - David W. Chen - 
A state judge on Monday postponed by two weeks oral arguments in the case against John F. Haggerty Jr., a Republican political consultant ...

Case Against GOP Operative Temporarily Adjourned

NY1 - 
A case involving a high-profile Republican operative accused of stealing more than a million dollars from Mayor Michael Bloomberg's re-election campaign was ...

Will it lead to Bloombergate ?

Why did Haggerty use the funds to buy his house ?

Why did he call himself a Volunteer ?

Why did he not accept a paid position ?

What is the  "Real Story" behind this  ?

So many questions and very little answers that make any sense.

The only thing for sure is this is driving Bloomberg "MAD", and he wishes it to go away.

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

Sunday, January 23, 2011


DA puts freeze on Bloomy elex-$$ probe

Last Updated: 6:40 AM, January 23, 2011
Posted: 12:35 AM, January 23, 2011
The Campaign Finance Board is holding off its review into whether Mayor Bloomberg's re-election campaign violated disclosure rules on the orders of the Manhattan DA's Office, sources told The Post.
The sources said the DA is worried that any CFB findings might interfere with the criminal case against John Haggerty Jr., the Republican operative charged with swiping most of the $1.2 million that the mayor channeled through the state Independence Party last year for an Election Day ballot-security operation.
A veteran election lawyer said that it was a violation of both state election law and CFB regulations, since the chief beneficiary of the donation was the mayor's campaign and not the Independence Party, which was supposed to keep only $100,000.
And what better way than "HAGGERTYGATE" 
Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli
VJ Machiavelli

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Gonzalez: CityTime scandal gets even worse

New York Daily News - ‎19 hours ago‎
Defense giant SAIC, the main contractor on the scandal-plagued $700 million timekeeping and payroll project, failed to provide city officials with so much ...

Liu Sees Further CityTime Woes

Wall Street Journal - Michael Howard Saul - ‎Jan 20, 2011‎
City Comptroller John Liu warned Thursday that the city's long-delayed and over-budget computerized payroll system will be held ...

Report Warns City Is Yoked to Maker of Payroll System

New York Times - David W. Chen - ‎Jan 20, 2011
An independent report warns that New York City could be too reliant for the foreseeable future on the company that has built the troubled ...

CityTime Troubles Go Beyond Stolen Cash

Gothamist - Garth Johnston - 
Oh guys, the CityTime mess is even worse than everybody thought! Beyond the whole "the project is massively over budget" issue and the "consultants stole ...

Comptroller: City "Held Hostage" By Faulty Timekeeping System

NY1 - 
In a report released Thursday, City Comptroller John Liu says the city is being "held hostage" by the company that developed the city's controversial ...

CityTime can't be operated by other firms, manufacturer likely to control it ...

inAudit - Lucas Gilmore - ‎Jan 20, 2011‎
Upon the request of New York City Comptroller to probe the questionable automated timekeeper, KPMG found that CityTime appears to be not user friendly with ...

Or how I spent 700 million plus and all I have to show for it is this lousy payroll system.

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli
VJ Machiavelli

Monday, January 17, 2011


DNAinfo - Julie Shapiro - ‎
Schools Chancellor Cathie Black called Community Board 1 Chairwoman Julie Menin to apologize for her flip remarks. Mayor Michael Bloomberg with his new ...

Socialist Worker Online (blog) - ‎
NEWLY INSTALLED New York Schools Chancellor Cathie Black has no educational experience--and has no problems showing it, or her overwhelming sense of ...

New York Post - David Seifman - ‎
Jumping to her defense, Mayor Bloomberg said today that Schools Chancellor Cathie Black had clearly made a joke when she said last week ...

New York Post - Yoav Gonen - ‎
Schools Chancellor Cathie Black apologized yesterday for her off-color quip that birth control could help solve school ...
Poor Bloomberg it seems "the gods" have found another way to drive him "MAD", and I am sure she will make a few more "SLIPS".

Time for Bloomberg to "RESIGN" and rejoin his "EMPIRE"

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli
VJ Machiavelli

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Mayor Bloomberg's budget brawler Mark Page hurt but set for new fight

New York Daily News - Adam Lisberg - ‎13 hours ago‎
Mayor Bloomberg's numbers guru is heading into a brutal budget battle with a chunk ripped out of his armor. Mark Page, who has served as Bloomberg's budget ...

Budget hawk dropped ball

New York Post - ‎12 hours ago‎
One of the oddest as pects of the CityTime scandal that has rocked city government is that one of the officials pushing hardest for completion of the ...

Voice Chronicles CityTime Payroll System Debacle

NY Convergence - ‎Jan 15, 2011‎
There's plenty of blame to go around for the CityTime payroll computer system debacle that has resulted in indictments, a comprehensive Village Voice ...

As Mark Page was watching the dollars of City Agency's who was watching Mark Page over spent on City Time?

Why did he allow the City Time budget to grow and grow and grow?

These and many more questions need to asked and answered by Mark Page.

Before there was the "Oracle at Delphi" there was Count Vampire J. Machiavelli

VJ Machiavelli

Friday, January 14, 2011


Is Mayor Bloomberg Keeping His Opinion Editors Out of the Newsroom?

January 13, 2011 | 6:10 p.m

David Shipley and Jamie Rubin, the co-executive editors of the new Bloomberg View editorial department, will not work in Bloomberg LP's massive Lexington Avenue offices, reports Forbes Mixed Media.
Instead, they'll be in the Upper East Side office of the Bloomberg Family Foundation.
A Bloomberg spokerson said it was merely a matter of space and they would be able to work in both, but Jeff Bercovici's insiders say it's because Bloomberg's interaction with the company is so highly regulated. Keeping them on the Upper East Side "enables Mike to meet with them, talk to them, have influence over what they write."
From the outset, the of Bloomberg editorials were meant to be "consistent with the values and beliefs of the founder—even if he happens to be the mayor of New York City," Bloomberg News editor in chief Matthew Winklers told the The New York Times. "I fully expect us in our Bloomberg View always to reflect those values. In fact, I want people to come away from reading the Bloomberg View infused with those beliefs and values," he said. 
But a nebulous set overarching "beliefs and values" tied to the Bloomberg brand doesn't mean the Mayor and media mogul can blur the lines between his 501(c)(3) foundation and his for-profit media company, Bercovici points out.
Mayor Bloomberg needs to "RESIGN" and go run his empire, and the voters need to pick a new Mayor to run the city.
He has no interest in being Mayor he just loves the "PLATFORM" that comes with being Mayor of the Big Apple.
So please "RESIGN" and let someone else enjoy the SPOT LIGHT, you have had it long enough.
VJ Machiavelli