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Thousands of Readers Shrug With Atlas: Our Five Most Viewed Posts

October 14, 2009

As I periodically check our viewer statistics, I am pleased to inform you all that Atlas is continuing to draw many thousands of readers during and since the Brooklyn GOP County Committee Convention on September 30th.

The month of September saw a massive increase in our readership, and October is still drawing huge numbers daily.

Considering that, I thought I would disclose to you our five most viewed posts since Atlas began. For those of you that did not have a chance to read them, I encourage you to do so!

They are:

  1. The Duke Retakes Chairmanship in Brooklyn GOP – County Committee Convention Highlights
  2. Opening Statement from Francisco D’Anconia
  3. The Cannibalism of Brooklyn GOP Consultants
  4. The Duke Has Arrived at Atlas Shrugs
  5. How To Squander Money You Didn’t Earn (Part 4)

My thanks to Francisco for his entertaining and informative posts, most of which top the list. Special thanks to all of our additional talent, including Hank Rearden, Dagny Taggart, and our new contributor Midas Mulligan.

Also, many thanks to Ragnar Danneskjold for his Guest Commentary: Continued Threats to New York’s Posterity.

Be sure to search through our archives for earlier pieces so you can catch up on all there is to offer at Atlas!

  1. Annabeth Kroeskop permalink
    October 14, 2009 12:47 pm

    Amazing how nothing…..nada…….zero…….zip…….has been done with the web site. This is a small example of many more things he has utterly neglected.

    Craig A. Eaton Esq. has learned nothing. He is arrogant, incompetent
    and clearly a buffoon.

    Disgrace in Italian is “disgrazia!”

    In pure Brooklynese, “forgeddabout it!”

  2. Salvatore "Sal" Tessio permalink
    October 14, 2009 5:21 pm

  3. Gerry permalink
    October 16, 2009 3:27 pm

    My favorite was the rumor that Marty Golden was tipsy at the convention. Not a shocker, that one! lol

  4. Young GOP Kid permalink
    October 16, 2009 3:32 pm

    “The Duke of Bay Ridge” must go down as one of the best nicknames for a local GOP candidate. I love the feudalism imagery. So much like reality!

  5. Antonietta Meo "Nennolina" permalink
    October 17, 2009 11:51 am

    We should put aside the criticism for the time being and do some good. One thing has nothing to do with the other.

    Political criticism and dissent about Mr. Eaton and Mr. Bloomberg are separate issues.

    Mayor honors teen battling rare bone disease

    We should sincerely appreciate the Mr. and Mrs. Eaton for their efforts with this worthy cause. Mayor Bloomberg was right to attend this event and help raise public awareness about Multiple Hereditary Exostoses (MHE).

    Let us look forward to the day when this rare disease is no more and no fellow humans have to suffer and be in pain.

    • Realistic Republican permalink
      October 17, 2009 3:26 pm

      No one would be more happy than I if the diseases we seek to end were to be eliminated from human consciousness.

      But one’s charity cannot absolve one’s sins.

      There is no fire escape to heaven. Failure cannot be mended without realization and the will to regrow and rebuild.

      Mr. Eaton has demonstrated he would rather distract from his wrongdoings than actually accept them and invite reform into the party. As such, no amount of good will can make up for the fact that our party has suffered and is continuing to suffer under his leadership.

      The two issues (Charity and Running the Party) are not the same, nor should they be.

      • Atlas Shrugger permalink
        October 17, 2009 3:31 pm

        To quote Dagny Taggart:

        That’s very sad to hear about your son’s condition, Chairman Eaton, and it’s wonderful that you and your wife are working hard to help others….

        The reality is that, as Chairman, it’s a valid question to ask about how you manage your business, party headquarters and a tax-exempt not-for-profit in the same space. I don’t think Republicans want a scandal in their midst if Dems bring out tax issues against the party.

        Let’s lose the distractions and start commenting on the real business at hand

    • Riddle Me This permalink
      October 17, 2009 3:38 pm

      Isn’t there a serious conflict of interest with Eaton having his law firm, the party and this not-for-profit all in the same place? I refer you all to Marcus’ comment here:

      Here’s what Marcus said:

      “Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive”
      Quote by Sir Walter Scott (Scottish Novelist, Poet, Historian and Biographer, 1771-1832)

      Who knows what is really going on within the KCRP. It seems plausible that the “Duke of Bay Ridge” yields a great deal of power within and over the KCRP organization

      It may be strange that the KCRP Chair is operating the county organization out of his private, for profit law firm office. Both entities (and maybe more) are located at 1662 Sheepshead Bay Road. That’s not prudent or wise due to possible conflicts of interests and influence peddling that could compromise and skew the Party and decision making at the top levels.

      The law firm specializes in personal injury, commercial and residential real estate and general law cases. Both partners are members of the NYS Bar and were admitted in 1986.

      The poster doesn’t know what the reality is….but its possible unethical things may have been going on. Irregularities and misdeeds? Perhaps. Or maybe it’s all baloney (i.e., b/s)

      • Same Old-Same Old Unsupported Claims and Rhetoric permalink
        October 17, 2009 6:29 pm

        All these claims were made back in August, yet over two months later, not one Poster or Blokker has given any proof of any of the “claims” which have been made.

        And now this new “Poster” re-states what already was stated – what a waste of your time and mine.

        The Filings do not show that the County pays any rent or any other funds to the law firm.

        The not for profit is a family run entity which raises money to find a cure for Vincent Eaton who suffers from a rare bone disease – 14 yrs old – over 18 surgeries already.

        What possible unethical things or misdeeds could be happening????

        If you have any proof of unethical things or misdeeds, then state it; if not, move on and stop the rhetoric. Lets try to stick to proven facts in the future.

      • Gerry permalink
        October 18, 2009 2:12 am

        Hi, Craig! LOL Gosh, I hope that’s you! 😉

  6. Johnny Ola permalink
    October 17, 2009 9:22 pm

    “Same Old-Same Old Unsupported Claims and Rhetoric” (or Craig…?) is right about this.

    There is no proof, no documentation, and no observations of anything unethical or misdeeds. There has been a neglect of “due diligence.”

    Enough already. Stop these immature, ineffective, verbal and Internet blog anti-Craig Eaton hostilities. Desist from the unsupported claims, false rhetoric and lies.

    If Atlas Shruggers don’t like Craig Eaton the man, that is probably a personal dislike. It is not fair or right to keep pressing on with the same old, unproven discourse. Attention miscreants with chromosome damage and other assorted “flotsam and jetsam,” leave him alone already!

    Attempt no more to smudge or tarnish him. Guess what, Sherlocks? It clearly doesn’t work.

    The fact, all you repugnant Geniuses in “Atlas-landia,” is that Mr. Eaton was democratically re-elected Chairman of the KCRP with a majority and ALSO within the party guidelines and rules.

    You don’t have to honor or respect that. However, if this fact bothers you, then consider changing your party registration – en masse – to “small i independent – or no party enrollment” in order to loudly indicate your displeasure and disapproval with Chairman Eaton. And do so in a public way……by attaching a note with each enrollment form explaining why….and cc the state GOP organization and new media for greater impact and results. (One can always change party registration back to Republican when Mr. Eaton’s tenure or term is finished in two years – and hopefully Mr. Eaton won’t be re-elected).

    • Young GOP Kid permalink
      October 18, 2009 2:03 am

      Kool-Aid ALERT!!!!!! LOL

      He said “democratically re-elected.” Last I heard, Craig twisted the rules the first time to become Chairman, and that was when poor Hy Singer was ill and sick.

      “Craig Eaton” and “democratic” do not belong in proximity of one another, Johnny O. Unless, you’re talking about his former party affiliation in 2001.

      Admit it! He’s not even a Republican for 10 years now! Man up and wake up!

      By the way, give Il Duce my best!

      • Atlas Shrugger permalink
        October 18, 2009 5:00 pm

        Johnny Ola is so far off. He’s responding to commentators and not the actual posters of Atlas. Besides Francisco’s occasional slants (who is enjoyably acidic, much like eating a sweet orange), this blog has been entirely fair from the beginning, has called out rumors when they are rumors, and has said nothing that everyone involved in New York politics doesn’t already highly suspect or outright knows to be true.

        As for Eaton, there’s a lot to dislike. He’s hurting the party, and frankly, anyone who doesn’t stand for that should be given a medal.

        Johnny Ola, you might be new to Atlas, but read up.

        You’ve got some learnin’ to do.

  7. Riddle Me That permalink
    October 18, 2009 2:11 am

    I agree with Riddle Me This’s assessment, and I believe his posting of the prior comment is appropriate, given the comment made by Antonietta Meo “Nennolina.” The reality is that Mayor Bloomberg was at this event.

    Now, who knows what Bloomberg was really at this charity for. As much as I’m sure Eaton’s family is fighting hard for young Vincent (and may God Bless that young lad–I am praying for him!), I think it’s a huge conflict of interest to have the Mayor showing up at the Brooklyn GOP Chairman’s charity within months of pledging to give 100k to the Brooklyn GOP.

    While I think charity is one of the noblest acts one can demonstrate, I SINCERELY HOPE the Mayor was not brazen enough to make a sizable donation to Eaton’s Charity months after receiving the Wilson Pakula that EATON ENGINEERED.


    The media should be investigating this, but they’re too catatonic to do their jobs. Pathetic!

  8. Maximus Decimus Meridius permalink
    October 18, 2009 2:23 am

    Why would anyone change their party registration when they could have beaten Eaton with five extra days? Craig lifted only one finger in his reeelection campaign: the speed dial button to Marty Golden to tell him: “I gave you 18k! Now make it count or not a penny more!”

    Eaton is weak and he knows it. He knows he’s outnumbered and weak. When he loses the elections next month, its over for him. OVER. The moment he loses any local BROOKLYN ELECTION (not the mayoral election, in which he will likely COST the Mayor Republican votes rather than earn him more) he should throw in the towel.

    He will have demonstrated he CANNOT PROTECT MARTY GOLDEN. He never has, and he never will.

    Besides, Craig Eaton seems to be doing nobler things with his charity than with the Brooklyn GOP. Do us all a favor Craig and leave the party! Put it in better hands!

    Maybe he should change HIS party registration to its rightful Democratic affiliation. After all, the ten-year anniversary of his switch is coming up.

  9. I Heart Capano permalink
    October 18, 2009 2:37 am

    My opinion is this: even if Atlas was wrong about everything they say (and mind you, ask around and everyone knows most of this stuff is dead on), when Craig Eaton loses the November elections for not helping a single one of these candidates out, like he’s done in the past with SO MANY other candidates, he should tender his resignation immediately. I would walk right over to Ferraro’s door and say, “It’s yours.”

    Craig should devote his life to charity and throw himself into resurrecting his law firm, which he can only be damaging right now by his alienating conduct. Neither the charity nor the firm should be harmed by his acidic personality.

    By the way, NOTICE THAT NO ONE HAS COME TO EATON’S DEFENSE ON THIS BLOG, said he’s a good guy, and made a strong case for him. The best they can say is he was “democratically elected,” which sounds like something one of the Castro brothers would say. (which I guess makes Gerry O’Brien Che Guevara)

    The plain fact of the matter is he’s just not very likable. He would be ten times the Chairman he is now if he actually followed through on his promises and treated people with respect. Instead, he comes off as petulant and disrespectful.

    No one can dispute one fact above all: the party has shrunk and has lost in terrible ways since Eaton took seat in his dukedom. The time has come for the rise of a new leader.

    Enough with the failed Eaton establishment please.

  10. Kathleen Finnerty permalink
    October 18, 2009 9:37 am

    “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; it’s the only thing that ever has” – Margaret Mead

    Atlas Shruggers in Brooklyn and Reformers, keep fighting this good fight!

    Stay focused, maintain patience and we will persevere!

  11. Realistic Republican permalink
    October 18, 2009 4:44 pm

    Notice in this article that it is NEVER MENTIONED that Craig Eaton is the Brooklyn GOP Chairman OR that he was INSTRUMENTAL in getting Bloomberg the Wilson Pakula?

    Also, notice that Marty Golden was honored…perhaps another check is on the way?

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