Sunday, July 31, 2011


Pols in 'dead' heat

Forged Dem voter-petition signatures

Last Updated: 1:09 PM, July 31, 2011
Posted: 3:04 AM, July 31, 2011

New York Dems really are die-hards.
Three dead city residents from the same East Village housing complex rose from the grave last month to sign petitions in a hotly contested race for party positions.
Alfred Elkan, a German-born social worker, died in 1999, but on June 16 his ghostly signature appeared on a petition supporting Linda Belfer and Jeff Galloway, two allies of powerful Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver who are running to be district leaders in his 64th Assembly District.
The signatures of David Stone and George Karnet, who died in 2006 and early 2011, respectively, also mysteriously appeared, according to city records.

Deceased Dems usually tell no tales, but those and other discrepancies were noted by a rival party organization that hopes to knock Belfer and Galloway out of the Sept. 13 primary.

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Just because you are dead does not mean you can't sign or vote in a primary or general election.

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

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The DA & the boss

Last Updated: 4:23 AM, July 31, 2011
Posted: July 31, 2011

What on earth was Brooklyn DA Charles “Joe” Hynes thinking by appearing at Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s annual Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Center picnic this month — and vouching for the pol’s “ethical” bona fides?
Talk about unseemly.
Pols regularly flock to the event to kiss up to Lopez, a longtime Brooklyn political boss. On tap this year were ex-city Comptroller Billy Thompson, a mayoral wannabe; Assemblyman David Weprin, who’s running for Anthony Weiner’s House seat; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., who has his own aspirations, and others.
With such luminaries on hand, it’s easy to forget that Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council (which Lopez founded some 40 years ago and has been linked to since) is under federal investigation.

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 Many of the "FEDS"  current indictments have a "Brooklyn" tint to them.

Maybe Joe Hynes has been spending to much time in Breeze Point and not enough in his office or Brooklyn home.

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

VJ Machiavelli


Amid New Talks, Some Optimism on Debt Crisis

WASHINGTON — New budget talks between top Congressional Republicans and President Obama made progress late Saturday, suddenly stirring optimism that a last-minute deal could be reached to avert a potential federal default that threatened significant economic and political consequences.

After a tense day of Congressional floor fights and angry exchanges, Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, called off a planned showdown vote set for after midnight, but said he would convene the Senate at noon on Sunday for a vote an hour later. He said he wanted to give the new negotiations a chance to produce a plan to raise the federal debt limit in exchange for spending cuts and the creation of a new Congressional committee that would try to assemble a long-range deficit-cutting proposal.
Washington is currently in a state of Chaos and that is "GOOD" , Chaos leads to "ORDER" it has been that way since the "Dawn of Time"

The more Chaos the greater the "ORDER"

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

VJ Macbiavelli

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Stop the slush!

The Post calls for a ban on ‘member items’ steered by lawmakers into the pockets of family and friends

Last Updated: 4:37 AM, July 17, 2011
NY Poat Editorial

They’re out of control.
Member items, earmarks, discretionary funds — by whatever name they’re called, they’re the hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer cash that New York lawmakers steer to ostensible community projects but that serve as slush funds for the pols, their families and friends.
And if anything is ever to be done about it, some strong new laws are needed.
Here’s how it works: Legislative leaders dole out cash to their members in return for loyalty, support and votes. The members, in turn, toss the cash around in their districts to buy political backing. That’s corrupt enough.

But lawmakers increasingly steer the money to “nonprofit” groups that they, their relatives and/or their friends control. That makes the whole practice — both in Albany and at City Hall — just another way for pols to line their own pockets and those of friends and family.
Consider some examples of the past few years, many exposed by The Post:

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When will all this end ?

How many indictments and convictions will be needed before the Democ"RATS" regain the moral compass they have lost.

Spitzer, Hevesi, Andy Stein, Hank Morris, Ray Harding, etc,etc,

VJ Machiavelli

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Former Agriculture Official Named in Corruption Case

ALBANY — A former top agriculture regulator used his position to steer $100,000 in aid to a nonprofit group that employed his wife as a consultant, according to an investigation report obtained by The New York Times.
The office of Inspector General Ellen N. Biben, which wrote the report, is referring the case to the state ethics commission and to the Albany County district attorney.
The regulator, Jerry Cosgrove, who was deputy commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture and Markets until he was fired last year because of the investigation, denied the allegations made in the report, according to his lawyer.
Department staff members had initially rejected an aid application from the group, the New York Agricultural Land Trust, which paid Mr. Cosgrove’s wife, Judy Anderson, $150,000 over three years. But according to the report, Mr. Cosgrove demanded that the land trust receive money; one employee testified that Mr. Cosgrove said, “If they don’t receive funding, heads are going to roll.”
Mr. Cosgrove is also accused of inflating the aid program used to finance the land trust, boosting it to $1 million annually from $500,000, though the program was ultimately suspended amid the investigation; of signing off on tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of legislative grants that went to the trust; and of approving a $50,000 consulting contract for his former employer, the American Farmland Trust, even though he had initiated negotiations over the contract before he left his previous job.
Another day another Albany Scandal 
VJ Machiavelli


Gothamist - Christopher Robbins - 
Now that Bloomberg has politely asked for the city's $600 million back from the contractor involved in the CityTime fiasco (they said: maybe) and the ...

New York Post - Josh Margolin - 
Federal and city investigators probing the massive, fraud-ridden CityTime payroll system are widening their focus from the private ...

North County Times - 
... and Exchange Commission that Bloomberg characterized the $600 million as the cost of investigating and remediating the so-called CityTime program. ...

Huffington Post - 
The scandal is known as CityTime, and it involves hundreds of millions of dollars stolen or wasted from beneath the mayor's slumbering nose. ... (blog) - Jill R. Aitoro - 
But SAIC Inc. seems to be using that as a reason to not refund $600 million to New York City for its CityTime automated payroll project, ... - Tucker Echols - 
The software upgrade in question is the CityTime project meant to overhaul the city's payroll system. "The city relied on the integrity of SAIC as one of ...

CityTime Gate the scandal that keeps on giving and speaking of giving we Bloomberg
return the 600 Million Dollars as I have asked ?

VJ Maxhiavelli