Friday, October 29, 2010

Almost in the Home Stretch, Last Chance for Gas

Short and sweet today folks.

The GLOW region has some great candidates to vote for this year so it's time to put on your work boots and get them elected.

The GOTV effort starts tomorrow in both the 59th and 61st State Senate districts.

To help send Cynthia Appleton to Albany, send an email to or stop by the Appleton Headquarters on Main Street in Warsaw and volunteer your services.  I'm sure Adama will find something productive for you to do.

If you live in the 61st district and want to help me send one of the best and brightest candidates I've met in a long time, Marc Coppola, to the State Senate then contact Lorie at or myself at

Winning elections is simple, but it's never easy.  There is no substitute for effort and we'll need a lot of it over the next 100 hours or so.  The Yanks aren't in the Series, the Bills are going to lose on Sunday and the Sabres play at night so get in touch with us and spend your weekend doing something you can be proud of.

Now, let's GET OUT THE VOTE and show Carl Paladino and his merry band of misfits why Deomcrats do it better.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Genesee County Democrats Call for End to Paladino’s Hate-Filled Rhetoric

County Democratic leadership is requesting that their friends on the Genesee County Republican Committee join them in denouncing Carl Paladino’s recent hateful remarks about gay and lesbian New Yorkers.

County Chairwoman Lorie Longhany said ‘Paladino has made a name for himself by making inflammatory statements, but, in light of recent violence against gays and the increase in suicides around the country, we think it's time for members of both political parties to draw a line and denounce Mr. Paladino's inflammatory rhetoric.’

Committee member Chris Charvella also mentioned the recent deaths.   ‘Last month a high school kid in Indiana was bullied so severely at school he took his own life.  Just last week a college student here in New York committed suicide after being outed by his roommate.  All of this happened because they were gay.  As a society, we have to be better than this.  Instead of loving his neighbor; Carl Paladino is fanning the flames of hate.  We find that unacceptable.’

The Genesee County Democratic Committee is inviting their Republican counterparts to stand together against the sort of hateful speech that helps to destroy the lives of our young people.  While opinions may differ, an understanding must be reached that all citizens must be treated with dignity and respect.

Monday, October 11, 2010

So...When Do We Get To Tak About Issues?

I'm tired.

When Carl Paladino won the Republican primary last month I immediately thought to myself:  'Well, at least I'm not gonna be bored this election season.'

I've shared with you all I know about his love for horse porn and his antics in lesbian bars.  I've pontificated here and on other sites about Carl's macho ballet with Fred Dicker as well as his bromance with the internationally detested Michael Caputo and, by incestuous corollary, Caputo's sugar daddy (Nixonite) Roger Stone.

So when do we get to talk about the issues.  Well, as far as Paladino is concerned there don't seem to be any.  Rather, he hasn't come up with actual solutions for the issues that exist, so we can only infer that he's running for Governer 'for funsies' and because he can afford to...until last week that is.

Of course, Carl's campaign coffers might not be so short if he hadn't alienated the following 'special interest' groups:

African Americans
Gays and Lesbians
Farm Animals

Anyway, white men grab your wallets, Carl needs your help. 

Every day that passes in this campaign removes us one step further from the very serious issues facing New York State.  By all accounts, Andrew Cuomo spent months agonizing over every word of his policy document. Cuomo's New New York Agenda outlines a fairly conservative, fiscally sound plan to get New Yorkers back to work, reform how Albany does business, and cut spending back to reasonable levels in order to right our ship.

I've remarked on several different occasions that if you put Cuomo's agenda in front of any Republican who didn't know who wrote it, they'd sign up immediately for the plan.  Even Paladino during his primary victory speech accused Cuomo of 'hijacking' the Republican agenda, but there is a serious difference between a conservative agenda written by a Democrat and a conservative agenda written by a modern Republican. This is the difference:

Andrew Cuomo has spent his entire life proving his commitment to the least among us and he will be very careful to ensure that enacting a conservative plan won't adversely affect the poor and middle class.  Carl Paladino doesn't give a fuck about the poor and middle class.

So, because Paladino can't reasonably argue against Cuomo's policies and because he doesn't really have any ideas of his own he has engaged in a mudslinging campaign much in the vein of Hunter Thompson's (probably false) account of an early Lyndon Johnson congressional bid.  The story goes like this:

Lyndon Johnson “told his manager to start a massive rumor campaign about his opponent’s lifelong habit of enjoying carnal knowledge of his own barnyard sows.” The campaign manager protests that nobody will believe that the guy’s a “pigfucker.”
“I know,” Johnson replied. “But let’s make the sonofabitch deny it. 

This is Paladino's plan as well.  Issues be damned.