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Daily Eagle: Golden Prince Now Faces Three Challengers, Blog Criticism, and Tremendous Party Friction

April 30, 2010

We always follow the Brooklyn Daily Eagle online and noticed this very telling article about State Senator Marty Golden’s race and the recent discomfort many of his fellow Republicans have felt regarding his decisions of late.

We here at Atlas also have provided commentary expressing our concern and discontent regarding the Senator’s actions in the Atlantic Yards project, his association with ACORN Amazon Bertha Lewis, and his endorsement of liberal Democrat David Greenfield in the 44th City Council Race.

Now, says Daily Eagle, the discontent over the Senator has dominated the blogs (the article even cites our recent online poll) and serious “friction” in the party has developed. The Bay Ridge Interpol blog and Atlas are discussed, as is the serious discord in the Brooklyn GOP.

Here is the piece:

De Meo of New Utretcht HS Joins Two Democrat Rivals

By Harold Egeln
Brooklyn Daily Eagle

SOUTHWEST BROOKLYN – Since Kevin Peter Carroll, president of the Brooklyn Democrats for Change political club, told Republican-Conservative State Sen. Marty Golden last year to “watch out” because he would face a Democratic challenge this year, three hopefuls have emerged.

Senator Golden has run unchallenged by the Democratic Party in the last few elections since after his first election to the 22nd Senate District office in November 2002. He defeated incumbent state Sen. Vincent Gentile, who went on to win a City Council post in February 2003, taking over the seat Golden held since 1997.

The Southwest Brooklyn district covers Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, Gravesend, Marine Park and Gerritsen Beach, with district offices at both ends of the district. During his government service in Albany and in the Council before that, Golden has hosted town hall meetings with government officials on a variety of issues, most recently in Dyker Heights and Marine Park.

His opponent-free campaigns, noted political pundits, have had the backing of voters across the political spectrum, with Republicans, Conservatives, Democrats and independents voting for him.

In January, Mike DiSanto, an NYU graduate student from Gravesend, was the first Democrat to announce his campaign. Justin Lee Brannan, a musician, philanthropist and entrepreneur, has been seriously mulling a campaign.

Announcing his candidacy recently was Claudio DeMeo, a physical education teacher and coach at New Utrecht High School. He made his announcement on the Act-Blue web site, “a clearinghouse for Democratic Action,” and by communicating with supporters on his Facebook page.

“I would be extremely honored to represent such a diverse and vibrant district full of hardworking families, small businesses and mom-and-pop shops that have been the lifeblood of our community for decades,” he announced on Act-Blue.

DeMeo noted the changing face of the district with an influx of new immigrants such as Russians, Asians, Arabs and Italians, and the need to tap into their new energy for the community.

“My goal is to foster initiatives and ideas that will enhance the great qualities and unique customs our community already has, while heightening and magnifying the opportunities that we as a working class community deserve and are being denied,” DeMeo said on his Facebook page.

One of the three candidates would first have to win the Democratic Party primary election on Sept. 14 to be the party’s official candidate to face off with Golden in November when politicos will be watching Democrat and Republican contests statewide and nationwide.

Bloggers Track Political Race

Independent political loggers have been closely tracking the opposition to Golden, looking at his strengths and vulnerabilities, the Democratic challengers, and the internal turmoil with the Kings County Republican Party.

“Has the Golden Era Passed? Atlas Poll Indicates Frustration with Bay Ridge Prince,” is a recent headline on the oft-read Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn GOP blog, which has been tracking reform activity and internal party conflicts among Brooklyn Republicans. The poll indicated that some voters are getting uneasy with Golden.

Recently the independent Democrat The Bay Ridge Interpol blog labeled Brannan, DeMeo and DiSanto “The Three Musketeers” and “The Three Wise Men,” calling them “young, smart and fearless Democrats” who pose a serious challenge to Golden.

The Atlas Shrugs blog has also tracked the turmoil within the Brooklyn GOP, led by Chair Craig Eaton of Bay Ridge. Eaton was re-elected to a second term last year, but not without an internal party battle and challenge by former Assemblyman Arnaldo Ferraro.

Battling Eaton’s leadership is the Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Organization in the 49th Assembly District led by Ferraro, who served one term in Albany in the mid-1980s and then lost to current Democrat Assemblyman Peter Abbate. There is also friction between the Brooklyn Young Republican Club, led by Jonathan Judge of Kensington, and the overall Brooklyn Republican organization.

This article is spot on.

The question now is: will coverage like this serve as a wake-up call for the Senator?

That remains to be seen.

Senator Golden is a man who never faced a serious political challenge before and is now facing tremedous opposition, both from Democrats and within his own party.

Regarding Republicans, he has had golden opportunities before to prevent discord. He has not. He has allowed Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton and political consultants/thugs like Gerry O’Brien to run amok without check. He has worked behind the scenes with Democrats like Vito Lopez to quash opposition in winnable races, like the 44th City Council District Special Election. And he has undermined his party’s own candidates. With such callousness, he has not endeared himself to many.

More importantly, by failing to lead, he has compromised the integrity of the party and of his own race by fostering instability. That much is clear.

Whether recovery for the Senator is possible at this point depends on his will to win and his willingness to address the concerns of a growing majority in his own party and district. That’s what real leadership is all about. We warned the Senator long ago to work towards addressing the problems in the party and prevent the eventual groundswell of distrust and resentment that has come into being. We warned him that his conduct was being noticed and to set upon the correct political course.

Those warnings were blatantly ignored. And now, the word is getting out there.

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This weekend: Further Commentary on Senator Golden and the 13th CD race.

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41 Comments
  1. Clorinda Comments Her Own Blog permalink
    April 30, 2010 4:46 pm

    Dear Marty Golden & Brooklyn GOP:

    1) Expanding schools doesn’t make you a Republican.
    2) Cutting taxes doesn’t mean eliminating State-run programs.
    3) Being against crime doesn’t make you a Republican.
    4) Helping seniors doesn’t make you a Republican.

    Normative stances on issues does not make you a Republican.
    You’re a stain in the New York State Senate.

    Can’t we get someone in the GOP to challenge this guy?

  2. How Crazy Is That permalink
    April 30, 2010 6:15 pm

    Who wrote the “Clorinda Comments Her Own Blog”?

    Who is it addressed to? [I know, bad structure and syntax but I wanted to start the sentance with “Who”.]

    What does it mean?

    Why did you write it?

    How crazy is that?

  3. Bobby Powmia permalink
    April 30, 2010 6:28 pm

    Marty does give out one hell of an award though. And the chicken! Oh, it is divoon!

  4. How Crazy Is That permalink
    April 30, 2010 6:33 pm

    What a maroon!

  5. Did Mike DiSanto Announce for State Senate? permalink
    May 1, 2010 10:02 am

    just saw a big spread on bkpolitico that must have been lifted from Mike DiSanto’s blog.

    guess the kid’s all-in against Shiny Silver Golden.

    might get brannan and Demeo to make their move.

    is ssg really going to the 49th club for an interview, maybe he’s worried about something.

  6. DiSanto is running permalink
    May 1, 2010 2:32 pm

    Just look up Michael DiSanto on Google or whatever you prefer, and it’s clear that he is there running for the State Senate against incumbent Marty Golden.

    His stuff is very professional, and from the Google citations it really looks like he’s being covered by the media already.

    He’s no Republican’s idea of a good candidate, but there’s a constituency for him among out there among Democrats, Marty-haters and other left-leaners.

    On the Dems’ side of things, there’s some kind of friction between the Vitos and the Fiddlers, maybe Michael DiSanto will get more support than just from the Carrolls in Bay Ridge. No clue yet if the Dems in the State Senate care about this guy or this race. btw Demeo was reported to be at a recent fundraiser for Kevin Carroll’s club.

    How Crazy Is All That!

    • I'd Give Him a Shot permalink
      May 1, 2010 10:20 pm

      I hope DiSanto is given a chance. I don’t know if I agree with him on everything, but Marty Golden is just embarrassing our party. It’s disgraceful.

  7. Other Blogs Are Mum on This Story permalink
    May 1, 2010 9:51 pm

    Notice how the nasty, vicious blogs are staying mum on this story? Of course, because this is very damning for the Senator.

    Can you say writing on the wall?

  8. Lora permalink
    May 2, 2010 12:14 am

    Anyone notice how the Brooklyn Politiquacks and the Jiggles Team are supporting someone other than Cipriano to challenge Lucretia Regina-Potter? Why are they now, all of a sudden, being practical?

    Didn’t they support that 2.5% of the vote loser Kenneth Rice who has disappeared from the face of the political landscape? He had no experience and was not one tenth as qualified as Jonathan Judge.

    I thought Gallo and Gerry would be more supportive of another doomed-to-fail, unqualified fool for office?

    I guess I was wrong…

    Kiss kiss women haters!

  9. Did anyone see this great video by Jonathan Judge? permalink
    May 2, 2010 12:23 am

    Did anyone see this great video by Jonathan Judge?

  10. Mitch = Craig Eaton permalink
    May 2, 2010 12:51 am

    Hey Brooklyn Politiquacks, we all know Mitch = Craig Eaton. LOL HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  11. Clorella is FINE permalink
    May 2, 2010 12:55 am

    I LOVE ROY ANTOUN!!!!!!! XOXOXOXOXOXO

  12. C. E. IS WATCHING permalink
    May 2, 2010 1:00 am

    RETRIBUTION WILL COME TO YOU YOUNG REPUBLICAN THUGS! I KNOW IT’S YOU! I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU GO DOWN!

    CRAIG EATON WILL HAVE HIS REVENGE!

  13. Craig Eaton on Joseph Hayon? permalink
    May 2, 2010 1:19 am

    I believe this is Craig Eaton commenting about Joseph Hayon on The Jig:

    I HATE WEINER-LOL said…
    TODAY IS MAY 1ST, 2010.

    JOSEPH HAYON WILL NOT MAKE THE BALLOT.

    HE WILL NOT RAISE ANY SIGNIFICANT $.

    JOSEPH HAYON IS INDEED A STOOGE.

    HE HAS MADE FAR MORE ENEMIES THAN FRIENDS.

    JOSEPH HAYON HAS BEEN EXPOSED FOR THE SNAKE THAT HE IS AS EVIDENCED BY THE PHOTO ABOVE.

    I WAS CLOSE TO HELPING HIM UNTIL I SAW THIS POST.

  14. Young Republican permalink
    May 2, 2010 1:26 am

    It’s like all this blog is interested in doing is unseating Sen. Golden. While I agree he is not the greatest senator, there are a lot of dirty democratic politicians in Brooklyn. What is this blog doing to unseat dirty democrats? If it is true what you claim that the GOP county committee and chairman are irrelevant, than someone has to do what they are supposed do, get republicans elected. What is being done?

    • Uncle Abe permalink
      May 2, 2010 1:45 am

      Hey buddy, I think you need to face facts. Marty Golden has run unopposed for a reason. He’s hurt this party by making a ton of deals with Democrats. We’re sick of it. Now that the GOP isn’t in control of the State Senate, his seat is up for grabs. If he had been smart, he would have been building up this party as of last year. Instead, he acted like a moron, first oblivious, then cautious, now frightened of what’s going on. He could have prevented this.

      He screwed up. Plain and simple.

      • Young Republican permalink
        May 2, 2010 9:32 am

        Agreed. Now what is being done to get rid of the rest of Brooklyn’s corrupt delegation to Albany? Are there any republicans running for senate or assembly in central Brooklyn? By focusing only on one senator in one district you may be alienating large portions of our borough.

  15. HATS OFF TO ATLAS!!! Maybe, this is a Game Changer permalink
    May 2, 2010 9:57 am

    The big story here is that an article with some negativity about State Senator Martin J. Golden even appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle. That it should appear on the front page above the fold of that mini-broadsheet is truly amazing. For the record, the actual title of what appeared in print in the Friday, April 30th Edition of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was headlined, “HS Coach Makes Three as Challenge To Golden Builds”— that is dramatic and ominous wording indeed.

    Perhaps lost in the shuffle, is the tip of the hat by the feature’s author Harold Egeln made towards ATLAS SHRUGS IN BROOKLYN. Isn’t this the first mention of this blog in The Eagle? My cursory Google search turned up no other hits— on the sites of The Eagle papers.

    Perhaps the criticisms pointed at the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and the Bay Ridge Eagle, which had appeared under ASIB’s coverage of Marty Golden’s possible connections to the Kettle Black brawl scandal, shook publisher J. Dozier Hasty enough to allow Mr. Egeln some leeway in his reporting on Hasty’s favorite State Senator. In the past, the only coverage of Marty Golden in the Eagle Papers has had a pro-Golden spin, or was PR release or puff-piece material. A real bit of news with some edgy analysis is something completely different in the Golden coverage by The Eagle. If ASIB had even a hand in causing that, then— HATS OFF, ATLAS!!!

    In any case, Harold Egeln’s April 29/30 article is a significant event. If this signals fairer coverage of Senator Marty Golden in Hasty’s Eagle newspapers, in the long run this could be a game changer. We can only hope.

    Once again, “Hats off !” and kudos to Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn.

  16. Justin Lee Brannan permalink
    May 2, 2010 12:26 pm

    I woke up this morning to brooklynpolitico wishing me dead and calling me a “sacrilegious bastard.”

    A typical Sunday morning.

  17. Welcome To Our World permalink
    May 2, 2010 12:37 pm

    Justin the actions on that other blog are typical of the character types Real Republicans For Reform deal with. Good people like us do not wish anyone dead nor do we disparage anyone’s religious beliefs.
    Justine there are good Republicans out there, don’t let those morons bring you down.
    If you do decide to run, we wish you well. Keep it simple, keep it clean, and run on the issues affecting your area. Stooping down to their ignorance only gives them credibility and you are intelligent and wise enough not to do that.
    We wish you and all other candidates regardless of political idealogies and affiliation well. Clean competition keeps Democracy alive in our great country.
    Good Luck!

  18. Justin Lee Brannan permalink
    May 2, 2010 12:44 pm

    Thanks for your note; meant a lot to me. There is too much on my plate at this point to make a respectable run. I will proudly support whomever my party leaders endorse against Senator Golden.

    • Mr Brannan, Mr Brannan, Mr Brannan permalink
      May 2, 2010 4:59 pm

      I hope you understand that everything that you see on the KCRP-supported-hate-blogs is not personal (It really is, since it’s all personal invective, but remember you are just a prop for them).

      Their hurt-Catholicism rant is truly hypocrisy as high art. They, particularly Craig Eaton, are defenders of serial perpetrators of obominations on minors in sacred places and on holy grounds. That also makes them all defenders of serial sacrilege. I don’t suppose you need to suffer through my couner-rant, I’ll save that for Eaton and his friends at another time (It could be that I’ll get to play Senator “Bluto” Blutarsky at the Lincoln Dinner– be there or be square)

      Your band’s picture may be offensive to those blue-nosed phonies, but you’ll never know for sure. Everything that was posted against you today was completely contrived to cover up the avalanche of bad stuff that’s fallen on State Senator Golden lately. They dare not address that stuff head on so they are using you as their diversion.

      So the outrage expressed against Justine Lee Brannan on The Jig is Up Atlas and the BKpolitico stuff was really avoidance of the real questions arising about Marty Golden.

      So far your campaign is off to a good start, because every knock is a boost.

      I can understand why you might want to “QUIT WHILE YOU’RE AHEAD”, but they’ve already taken their best shot and you’re still standing. Please rethink your early withdrawal from the race, “Two Musketeers” and “Two Wise Men” just isn’t as good for the headine guys and the copy writers.

  19. James McCall XOXOXO permalink
    May 2, 2010 5:08 pm

    The hate blogs are always going after McCall also. Well, let me just say, I LOVE reading James McCall’s pieces here on Atlas!!!!!

    • Sexy Republicana permalink
      May 2, 2010 5:37 pm

      Why don’t you come up and see me sometime Jimmy…..
      I’d love to read a piece…..

      Intelligence is soooo sexy!!

  20. Brooklyn GOP Revolution is Fantastic permalink
    May 2, 2010 8:02 pm

  21. Why is Fabian Gambino Giving Any Credence to Eaton? permalink
    May 2, 2010 8:12 pm

    Fabian said on another blog: “The one thing you did get right is that I did not vote for the sitting chairman, Mr. Eaton, whom I do believe has a strong desire to lead the party, however has made some significant mistakes in strategy.”

    I think it goes far beyond that, Fabian.

    I respect your views and your blog, but I think you’re wrong to give Eaton any benefit of the doubt. His conduct in the past six months and before has been outstandingly stupid, Bay Ridge-centric, and apathetic to the needs of our overall party. I think that much us clear.

    I hope you won’t bother being deferential to a man who is of no consequence and is essentially flushing our party’s values and unity down the toilet.

    Otherwise, I think you’re a stand-up guy.

    • Fabian Should Stop Commenting on Jiggles Blog permalink
      May 2, 2010 8:22 pm

      Mr. Gambino, please don’t bother engaging the fool commenting on the other blog. There’s no point. They are just a hate blog. Nothing else. Not worth your time. It’s an endless cycle of fiction over there, much like the National Inquirer.

      • Lora permalink
        May 3, 2010 8:28 am

        Wow, calling the other blog a hate blog. What a funny thing, since this blog was the first hate blog I ever saw, spewing false and degamatory claims against everyone.

        And you call the other blog hateful

        Kiss this

      • May 3, 2010 10:11 am

        When I am attacked I respond and that is what I did. In response to giving anyone the benefit of the doubt, I’m tired of the back and forth. I know the story because I have been involved in it and it has not been fun nor pretty. As much as many would like to throw me into one faction or the other, I am only in my own faction. I honor ideas and principles. As a conservative, one always has in the back of their mind some measure of doubt in everything.

        I am not going to get sucked in. I have not changed one bit and still stand my ground on all my views and positions. Those who wish to label me may do so as they please. Maybe being independently minded and idealistic is not popular, but I am not going to change because of factions. I am clearly on the right side and that is liberty. Politics stinks because you have to work with morons sometimes. I have no desire to involve myself in this drama any longer. I am returning to representing my election district.

      • May 3, 2010 12:46 pm

        Here here!

  22. Golden Wants to Send Buses Down a Dead End permalink
    May 3, 2010 12:00 am

    Change you can believe in: Buses turning off their normal latenight run into a long deadend just to turn around and come back onto their regular route after about a three mile detour.

    Last Thursday I heard State Senator Golden do the biggest job of pandering to one of the smallest communities in Brooklyn and even in his own senate district. He wants to reroute the already sparse night service on the B-3 Avenue U bus down an almost mile and a half dead-end so that the sleeping residents of Gerritsen Beach don’t have to feel that their neighborhood has been cut off by the MTA overnight. The MTA estimated that 3 or 4 Gerritsen Beach residents would be effected by the overnight serivce cuts on the B-31 line.

    This guy will do and say anything for votes. He’s a real Pander Bear.

    Is there no Republican alternative to going with the Eagle Threesome.

  23. Dan permalink
    May 3, 2010 6:45 am

    justin is a good man. i grew up with him and i know his family. these blogs are trying to besmirch not only a good man, but a future community leader. they are trying to get him ‘fired’ from a position he volunteers for at dyker heights civic website. this is the type of people we deal with: people who want to try and cut down our volunteers and community leaders. it’s a very sad state of affairs. very sad.

    • Dan Be Strong permalink
      May 3, 2010 7:53 am

      Dan,

      Be strong of heart and mind, nothing important has happened to Justin Lee Brannan in the last few days, even though some people might think so. Tic-toc-tic- toc, I’d rather hear the “Syncopated Clock” [ref. Leroy Anderson].

      The herd of buffoons at brooklynpolitico and the jig is up atlas is taking itself altogether too seriously, and so are we. They and their postings are just chaff, clutter, detritus, flotsam ’n jetsam………yesterday’s news and tomorrow’s______________________

      As they seem to like to do, they have decided to trash Justin Lee Brannan. It’s possible he was out of line with the image he had chosen together with the words “MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD” and “Our Lady of Annihilation” to symbolize something related to his musical group, but maybe not. Hopefully, in time, Mr. Brannan will attempt to explain and justify it. If he doesn’t that’s his business too, as an artist and as a person.

      Until then, we are left with the magical thinking ninnies blogging away, thinking that anybody cares after they’ve said something the first time, or even the second or third for emphasis. After that it’s just clutter on their own e-space, but it’s their dime. I hope they’re having a good time.

      Dan, don’t worry about JLB or anybody else being run-out-a-town by these guys. Staying power is very important in politics, and most of these guys are like parvenus without resume or portfolio, and most important, without a clue. If you look at each one of them one by one, the longer that each has been around is the longer that they’ve participated in the descent and destruction of what they say they want to uphold.

      “Our Lady of Annihilation” a young woman with a dynamite belt…..an appropriate patron saint for the brooklynpoliticos, The Jig is Up Atlas goons and the people who pretend to be the adults over there.

  24. FREE SPEECH maybe you've heard of it. permalink
    May 3, 2010 9:03 am

    From iTunes Preview 5-3-10:

    “Biography
    Most Precious Blood fuses the doomy sound of metalcore with a lyrical intent strongly influenced by political hardcore acts from Crass to Fugazi, with a particular focus on veganism and animal rights issues. Most Precious Blood began in the early ’90s as the Brooklyn-based hardcore band Indecision, which featured singer Tom Sheehan and guitarists Rachel Rosen and Justin Brannan.”

    (Showing cover of “MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD-Our Lady of Annihilation” and two other CDs)

    The Bay Ridge Ayotollahs, Marty Golden and Craig Eaton are trying to drive a man out of the state senate race after he’s announced that he is not running for the state senate against Marty Golden. That’s just insane! So it’s got to be something else, right.

    What this really is has to be seen to be believed. It’s a blatant attack on our most fundamental right in the United States, the right of free speech. In Justin Lee Brannan’s case, the attack is first on his right as an artist and second as a civic and political speaker in his own community.

    Not content with denouncing him as a candidate, now they’re trying to drive him out of the Dyker Heights Civic Association by sending letters to Vella Marone. Isn’t she also a Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party? Isn’t she working at Connors and Sullivan, State Senator Marty Golden’s landlord? Why isn’t she being driven out of the Dyker Heights Civic Association for making it a subsidiary of Marty Golden’s campaign? Even if she’s not gone quite that far, isn’t she guilty of a clear conflict? Why is she there year in and year out?

  25. Sir Eaton Hogg permalink
    May 3, 2010 11:24 am

    Not to mention the last time I checked a person’s religious beliefs or disbeliefs were irrelevant when it came to politics or being a leader.

    • May 3, 2010 12:45 pm

      Thank you. Finally, someone said it.

  26. DON'T MISS THE POINT HERE permalink
    May 3, 2010 11:54 am

    This stuff about Justin Brannan is very interesting, but it’s off the most important point on this thread, which is about The Brooklyn Eagle’s coverage of the candidates in the race against Marty Golden and the growing dissatisfaction with his continuing in his position as State Senator Martin J. Golden for the 22nd S.D. in Brooklyn:

    THE CRACKS ARE BEGINNING TO SHOW MARTY GOLDEN’S FACADE

    As was said somewhere above in this thread: (HATS OFF TO ATLAS!!! Maybe, this is a Game Changer 1. permalink )
    “The big story here is that an article with some negativity about State Senator Martin J. Golden even appeared in the Brooklyn Eagle. That it should appear on the front page above the fold of that mini-broadsheet is truly amazing. For the record, the actual title of what appeared in print in the Friday, April 30th Edition of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle was headlined, “HS Coach Makes Three as Challenge To Golden Builds”— that is dramatic and ominous wording indeed.”

    Elsewhere (see AMAZING DISCIPLINE at other blogs over KETTLE BLACK 1. permalink 2010 May 2 )
    I asked some very important questions of Marty Golden’s staunch supporters at the Jig is Up Atlas or brooklynpolitico, which they addressed in their usual evasive way amidst all of the bombast and hoopla over Brannan and his band’s supposedly offending picture.

    “‘If State Senator Martin Golden is not guilty of ANYTHING WRONG in connection to the Kettle Black brawl, why is he trying so hard to look like HE IS GUILTY OF SOMETHING?’
    A scandal helped propel State Senator Serphin Maltese out of his seat. Maybe we are seeing history repeat itself.”

    Now that Craig Eaton and company have shown themselves to be such absolute scandal mongers over Brannan, why are they so shy about being chatty over Marty Golden’s biggest scandal yet?

  27. POINT COUNTERPOINT permalink
    May 3, 2010 2:31 pm

    Somebody over at The Jig is Up Atlas made a pretty quick response to my challenge:

    “‘If State Senator Martin Golden is not guilty of ANYTHING WRONG in connection to the Kettle Black brawl, why is he trying so hard to look like HE IS GUILTY OF SOMETHING?’

    Quick, but still evasive. The answer is more less the same one that they’ve trotted out for a couple of weeks now, here ’tis:

    “Let me repeat s-l-o-w-l-y M-a-r-t-y- G-o-l-d-e-n w-a-s-n-t t-h-e-r-e.”
    Anonymous 5-3-10

    Okay, let’s do this the hard way. HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT? Did Senator Golden talk to you about it?

    And even assuming that you’re correct that he wasn’t there at 2:48 AM on April 10, 2010 at the Kettle Black, State Senator Golden does have a cell phone doesn’t he? I’ll bet he still has a land-line at his home, which is where I would presume that he would have been when all this went down. Did he or didn’t he get a call from one of the four arrested relatives or somebody in the families of the four alleged perps sometime on the morning of April 10, 2010. Four guys, three families, all related to State Senator Golden and no phone call(s)! What are the chances of that?

    But back to my first question, “How do you know that Marty Golden wasn’t at the Kettle Black when the fight happened?”

  28. TJIUA IS DECKED OUT IN DRAG permalink
    May 3, 2010 10:33 pm

    The Jig is Up Atlas posted a guy in Nun’s drag to punish Justin Lee Brannan. They sent it to some community groups.

    Very nice, very nice!

    Well done!

    What was your point?

  29. Everybody }}}}}}} RUN BRANNAN RUN permalink
    May 3, 2010 11:27 pm

    just did a runaround the blogs, and this is what I see

    brannan rocks, brannan rocks&rolls, brannan just rolls along,
    brannan is cool, brannan is art, brannan is power,
    brannan is the new bay ridge, brannan is more bay ridge than marty, brannan is more bay ridge than golden, brannan is more bay ridge than marty golden,
    brannan is more new york city than marty golden,
    brannan is more new york state than marty golden,
    brannan is more new york state senator than marty golden

    ***

    RUN

    BRANNAN

    RUN!

    ***

    RUN

    BRANNAN

    RUN!!

    ***

    RUN

    BRANNAN

    RUN!!!

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