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Bay Ridge Cabal’s Toy Soldiers Prepare Initial 49th Assembly District Assault

May 29, 2010

When the history of the Brooklyn GOP Revolution is written, it will be said that the Bay Ridge Cabal’s agents were the first to fire upon the revolutionaries.

And now, we begin to see the pathetic preparations for their desired “invasion of Poland.”

We now understand that the Bay Ridge Cabal, which includes GOP Chairman Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton, State Senator Marty Golden, and their respective minions, have initiated plans to go forth with a forced political cleansing of the 49th Assembly District.

The result: the Brooklyn GOP is now committed to full-time political fratricide against fellow Republicans who do not worship at their Church of Political Failure.

We have heard glaring reports about an attempt to “put down” the 49th AD for not converting to the Brooklyn GOP’s faith in failure.

They have started by seeking to destroy Republican Clubs that do not follow them


We recently received an email from the Fiorello LaGuardia Club of the 49th Assembly District, which notably exercised their democratic rights in the party organization to challenge do-nothing Chairman Eaton and support a new GOP Chairman, Arnaldo Ferraro. Since then, rather than extending olive branches and seeking to address the calls of reform in our party, the Brooklyn GOP leadership is now engaged in full out war plans to destroy their internal reformist opposition.

Here is the LaGuardia Club’s email:

We have intercepted a letter from the Seergy club addressed to the LaGuardia club members. The purpose of the letter is very evident. They are trying to poach and mislead our members to attend what seems to be a combined meeting of the 46th AD and the 48th AD. The letter also states that they will “kick off the campaign of several…individuals who will be running for the Assembly in the 46th, 48th , and 49th Assembly District” While we do not know of any of those individuals in the 46th and the 48th, since they were never introduced at the county meeting held for that purpose, we do know that the Only Official Candidate for the State Assembly in the 49th AD is current District Leader, Lucretia Regina-Potter. Some of our members have even reported that they received phone calls to ask them to attend this meeting. This is a blatant attempt to interfere with the business of the Republican Party in the 49th AD, and once more demonstrates the trickery that is being used. These are the disruptive and divisive actions of people who continue to follow a hateful and despicable objective that is not conducive to strengthening and uniting our beleaguered Republican Party in Kings County.

The letter the email describes is from the Seergy Club, personally signed by 48th AD District Leader Elaine Guido, which was allegedly addressed to members of the Fiorello LaGuardia Club. Ms. Guido is a known lock-step Bay Ridge Cabal minion who does as the Brooklyn GOP leadership commands, even if it means flip-flopping on supporting certain candidates.

President of the Club is Clorinda Annarummo, primary target of the new reform-seeking Brooklyn Revolution Blog, who has consistently defended Chairman Eaton’s continued policies of failure that have ruined our party. We also heard from one anonymous source that Ms. Annarummo recently went on a rant at a county meeting, attacking 49th AD leaders Lucretia Regina-Potter and Frederick Martorell.

Under normal circumstances, this letter would be considered to be a mere invitation. But, combined with the aforementioned information and the “regime change” comments from 47th AD District Leader Russell Gallo, it becomes clear that this is anything but innocent:

Moreover, we have been told that the 49th AD candidate they plan on inviting is the same kind of stealth candidate that GOP ran in the 44th City Council race, Kenneth Rice, who lost by 97.5% of the vote. That 44th race was marred by evidence of Mr. Rice’s forged petitions.

Mr. Rice was recently spotted at Merlin of Malice Gerry O’Brien’s Theodore Roosevelt Republican Club, which opened its doors under a shadow of controversy.


So, basically, we have district leaders from outside the 49th AD attempting to subvert the decisions of the 49th AD’s district leaders and their Republican supporters rather than supporting them in their efforts to build the party. In other words, they want to divide the 49th AD by undermining its elected leaders rather than help unite the 49th in challenging Democratic dinosaur Peter Abbate.

And, of course, they are all doing so at the behest of their “great” Chairman Craig “The Duke of Bay Ridge” Eaton.

What has become clear is that the goal of the Brooklyn GOP “leaders” now is to pursue an agenda of internal destruction instead of external growth.

Rather than fostering candidates and building bridges, their goal has been to tear down and wipe the political landscape clean of dissent and reformers. Meanwhile, they have supported no-name candidates in important races who have no qualifications.

In fact, they have put up no candidates of note in our borough in this year’s elections, which only demonstrates either their continued détentes with Democrats or their utter inability to produce results in Brooklyn elections.

That’s because they have one goal and one goal only this year: pursuing a complete and total GOP civil war.

  1. Video From a Recent Bay Ridge Cabal Meeting permalink
    May 29, 2010 11:19 pm

    Wow, they’re worked up! LOL

    Heil Craig, our great Führer…Barf!

    Where are the ALLIES!!!!!!! Look no further than the Brooklyn GOP Revolution!

    • Herr Gallo and Fräulein Annarummo permalink
      May 30, 2010 12:59 am

      Herr Gallo and Fräulein Annarummo must be pleased with their wannabe GOP Führer.


  2. Springtime for Eaton permalink
    May 29, 2010 11:28 pm

    Dedicated to the GREATEST FUHRER OUR PARTY HAS EVER HAD!!!!! 😉

    Germany was having trouble
    What a sad, sad story
    Needed a new leader to restore
    Its former glory
    Where, oh, where was he?
    Where could that man be?
    We looked around and then we found
    The man for you and me
    And now it’s…
    Springtime for Hitler and Germany
    Deutschland is happy and gay!
    We’re marching to a faster pace
    Look out, here comes the master race!
    Springtime for Hitler and Germany
    Rhineland’s a fine land once more!
    Springtime for Hitler and Germany
    Watch out, Europe
    We’re going on tour!
    Springtime for Hitler and Germany…
    Look, it’s springtime
    Winter for Poland and France
    Springtime for Hitler and Germany!
    Springtime! Springtime!
    Springtime! Springtime!
    Springtime! Springtime!
    Springtime! Springtime!

  3. Indiana Jones Stops in Bay Ridge permalink
    May 29, 2010 11:43 pm

  4. Ed Seergy Would Die of Shame permalink
    May 29, 2010 11:51 pm

    Edmond Seergy hated the one-way deals with the Democrats in exchange for the old patronage spots that had been the hallmark of his predecessorr as GOP County Leader. He was all about expanding the reach of the Republican Party into areas where the Democrats were weak. He sometimes even attempted to beat them where they were strong.

    He once had four Brooklyn GOP Assemblymen in place at one time and still tried to extend his reach into a fifth “Democrat” district, the stronghold of Jimmy Mangano, a man who had narrowly lost to Meade Esposito as the Democratic Leader of Brooklyn, and whose son Guy Mangano had just given up an Assembly seat to become a judge. In the special election that followed, the Republican Pat Kenny narrowly lost to Frank Verderame in a district that ran from the edge of Brooklyn Heights through Carroll Gardens into Red Hook and South Brooklyn up to lower blocks of Park Slope.

    If he saw who was now running his beloved Kings County Republican Party, and how he was going about it, he’d immediately lead the insurgency to throw him out. As for the current “president” of the “Seergy” club, Edmund Seergy would seek out Roy Antoun, put his arm around his shoulder and say, “I’m so proud to finally have one of my own here to throw these pretenders out.” Then he would carefully explain the best way to put the Clorinda crowd out of the club and onto the street.

    • Roy Antoun To Be New President of Seergy Club permalink
      May 30, 2010 12:04 am

      I nominate Roy Antoun to take over this failure of an organization. Clorinda must go. She shames the memory of Ed Seergy, as my fellow commentator above indicated.

  5. Expose Them! permalink
    May 29, 2010 11:57 pm

    In the past, I know you guys have been more reserved with your imagery.

    But this is WAR!

    They are going after us. We must expose them for what they are.

    On to victory!

  6. Lucretia Regina-Potter and Fred Martorell Rock permalink
    May 30, 2010 12:25 am

    Heroes of the Brooklyn GOP Revolution: Lucretia Regina-Potter and Fred Martorell.

  7. Get a Grip permalink
    May 30, 2010 12:29 am

    A possible primary in the 49th AD isn’t a war, it’s more like a bad production of the “Student Prince”.

    Peter Cipriano isn’t Attila the Hun, he’s more like “The Prince and the Pauper” rolled into one.

    Craig Eaton isn’t King George III, much less Hitler, he’s more like Shemp Howard.

    Clarinda Annarumo and Elaine Guido are hardly Elizabeth I or Katherine The Great or otherwise, they are more like the witches in MacBeth.

    • Not Even MacBeth Witches permalink
      May 30, 2010 12:32 am

      I wouldn’t even compare them to the witches in MacBeth. That would imply they are visionaries (or at least see visions).

      • They Do See Things permalink
        May 30, 2010 12:55 am

        I have it on pretty good authority that each of these “weird sisters” does have the odd vision, every now and then.

  8. The Bay Ridge GOP is Disgraceful! permalink
    May 30, 2010 12:35 am

    The Elephants in Brooklyn have truly made themselves the willing bitches of the Democratic Party.

    “Come and get it!”

    Sick! The Bay Ridge GOP is Disgraceful!

    Right on Atlas!

  9. Somewhere upstate, Carl Paladino is salivating permalink
    May 30, 2010 12:36 am

    Somewhere upstate, Carl Paladino is salivating:

  10. The Jig Has Been Tupped By The Donkey permalink
    May 30, 2010 12:50 am

    Vito Lopez, Vincent Gentile, Peter Abbate, and Mike McMahon: EAT YOUR HEART OUT!

    Thank God Mike Grimm isn’t carrying the banner of the elephant being tupped by the Donkey!

  11. The Hate Blog Review permalink
    May 30, 2010 10:06 am

    The Jig is Up Atlas needs to receive special recognition for their EXTREME BAD TASTE. They Have posted an image, which is otherwise appropriate for this weekend of our national day of recognition, Memorial Day, but which is extremely offensive linked directly to a thoughtless and disrespectful political attack piece. This is typical of what we have come to expect from anybody allied with and/or doing the bidding of the Kings County Republican Chairman Craig Eaton, clearly a thoughtless, humorless, paranoid bully.

    How can a veteran like Russell Gallo stand by and let the Jig Is Up Atlas appropriate images of the Congressional Medal of Honor and cemeteries that include our fallen war heroes without putting his foot down. Russell, be a man and put your foot down tell Eaton to respect our heroes and our war dead.

    The rest of their May 30th postings seem like the routine, reactive puerile nonsense we’ve seen over and over again at Eaton’s Jig.


    Meanwhile over at the other thing, :

    The after a two week hiatus, brooklynpolitico came back up. However, it should be noted that the content of that blog obviously has now been changed.

    The old “brooklynpolitico” has been memory holed, probably because of [its/his/her/their] animus against Peter Cipriano and the virulent anti-Cipriano material that had appeared in the brooklynpolitico blog. That’s part and parcel of Big Brother Eaton’s “thought control machine” approach to politics.

  12. The Hate Blog Review (Update) permalink
    May 30, 2010 10:27 am

    The Jig Is Up Atlas modified their offensive “Memorial Day” posting.

    It’s still offensive for all the same reasons.

  13. "American Mohammad" Cipriano's Closest Advisor permalink
    May 30, 2010 11:05 am

    As we remember our honored war dead, on this Memorial Day weekend, let’s remember where our soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen are fighting right now, and why.

    How many reading this can actually tell us where and why our troops are fighting on May 30, 2010?

    Some have made various points that our nation’s policies, which have underlaid our recent and present military engagements, may not be or have been wise. Although I might disagree, in whole or in part, with those criticisms, some do raise legitimate concerns; witness the writings of Roy Antoun, a leading Republican in the 46th Assemebly District here in Brooklyn.

    The Craig Eaton blog “The Jig Is Up…” has chosen to repeat its lies about Roy Antoun in their Memorial Day attack piece. This appears to be part of their ongoing and systemmatic personal attacks against Antoun, and some of those allied with Mr Antoun on other matters.

    I’ve searched Mr. Antoun’s material and believe that he has not advocated nor justified terrorism against anybody. The postings on the Jig blog have made up “facts” that ignore the real statements of Mr. Antoun and give tortured meaning to some words in one of his remarks to deconstruct his actual position which has been developed in depth.

    There is no justifcation for this Eatonesque scorched earth attack on a better Republican representative than Eaton ever was.

    • Correction.... wrong Title to Posting Above permalink
      May 30, 2010 11:18 am

      The item above was wrongly titled.

      The “‘American Mohammad’ Cipriano’s Closest Advisor” posting is being worked upon, but not yet ready for posting.

      The appelation “An American Mohammad” refers to Mohammad Barkeshli, a close adviser to Peter Cipriano, the assembly candidate supported by Craig Eaton, Clorinda Ammarumo, Elaine Guido and others.

      Roy Antoun is a Republican and a Christian, who is active in the 46th Assembly District and opposed to the leadership of Eaton and Annarumo. he has been subject to ruthless attacks on the blog “The Jig Is Up Atlas”.

      • May 30, 2010 11:51 am

        Thank you. I couldn’t have said it better myself.
        For the record, my middle name is “Michael.” I come from a Maronite Christian heritage.

        – Roy

  14. "American Mohammad" Cipriano's Closest Advisor permalink
    May 31, 2010 12:35 am

    Peter Cipriano’s close political association with Mohammad Barkeshli is a striking example of his bad judgment. What do you expect from a nineteen year old, who has already twice dropped out of college to engage in politics.

    It has previously been reported that Craig Eaton’s, Elaine Guido’s and Clorinda Annarumo’s candidate for the Assembly in the 49th AD, Peter Cipriano, has been long associated with Mohammad Barkeshli [about as long as a nineteen year old can have a “political” association]. In fact, Mr. Barkeshli has the key control position in one of Cipriano’s only “accomplishments” in politics– Barkeshli is the registered officer of Cipriano’s PAC, which is registered and filed in NYS, as follows:

    A45737; NEW MAJORITY NY; Mohammad Barkeshli, Treasurer; 40 BAY 17TH ST.,
    BROOKLYN, NY 11214 (That is ths same address as Peter Cipriano’s residence.)

    In connection with this association, Barkeshli was with Cipriano at the KCRP endorsement meeting. When Mr. Barkeshli’s background was raised in connection with his being at the GOP Executive Board meeting along with Cipriano, Cipriano said Mohammad Barkeshli was not his campaign manager. As a result, Eaton, Guido, Annarumo, and company refused to consider any of the following information that was raised prior to the voting to endorse Cipriano:
    Mr. Barkeshli refers to himself as “American Mohammad” and has a blog of that name, which features a video, whose anti-American and anti-Christian lyrics are graphically displayed along with the audio that repeats a refrain, “I’m so tired of America.” In addition, Barkeshli has advocated for the nuclear ambitions of his native Iran, has been photographed a dinner with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and has returned to Iran as part of long educational exchange.
    As to Cipriano’s attempt to insulate himself from “American Mohammad” Barkeshli, even if Barkeshli is not formally Cipriano’s “campaign manager”, he is the treasurer of Cipriano’s PAC and Barkeshli was present during virtually every attempt to help secure the Republican endorsement for Cipriano– ie., at least a half dozen meetings that Cipriano had with Eaton, Clorinda Annarumo and the KCRP Executive Board.

    [Coming next about Peter Cipriano: his “inflated credentials” to run for office]

  15. Jig's "The Cat's Out of the Bag..." direct hit on Cipriano permalink
    July 20, 2010 10:53 pm

    On Monday, July 19, 2010, it was reported that Peter Cipriano and Mohamad Barkeshli share the same address, at Cipriano’s mom’s house according to official filings. It was also earlier reported that these two shared an open disrespect for certain places of religious observance which they incorporated in a so-called “video documentary”.

    In the Tuesday, July 20, 2010 “Jig is Up Atlas” article “The Cat’s Out of The Bag…” AAA said

    “…The question begs, The “Boy Wonder” is barely above being “Broke”, “Broke”, “Broke”.

    The question begs, [is he]…still in “College”… Still living at home too I may add [now with “American Mohamad” Barkeshli]….

    The question begs, Move out of your parent[’s] basement… get jobs, pay a few bills, quit …come back in ten years.

    The question begs, As Always The Truth Has Spoken.”

    Was this article about Peter Cipriano, Kings County Republican Chairman Craig Eaton’s hand-picked candidate to run against the duly selected Republican candidate in the 49th AD and his house-mate, the self-styled “American Mohamad,” Mohamad Barkeshli? NO, but it should have been, it was right on target.

    • Kassar's Kid permalink
      July 20, 2010 11:18 pm

      Is this the kid that Jerry never had?
      You need to teach your kid some manners Jerry. Tell him that living with terrorists is not such a good idea, makes Master Marty look bad.
      Why can’t he be a nice boy like that little Ray Riley who plays with that sweet little Mikey Allegretti? They make Master Marty proud!

  16. David Y. permalink
    August 22, 2010 12:53 am

    Is this true about that district leader?


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