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As Debate Is Planned, 13th Congressional Race Brings Thousands of Readers to Atlas

August 13, 2010

It would appear our little poll on the GOP primary in the 13th Congressional is receiving some decent attention.

Within just over a couple of days, well over three thousand viewers have come to to view the 13th Congressional coverage and over 350 of you have voted so far. The poll will be up for only seven days, and we hope to generate as much interest in this primary as it clearly demands, given the Democratic incumbent one of these men–Mike Grimm or Michael Allegretti–will face.

Also, recently it was announced that NY1 would host a debate between the two on September 3, 2010.

Hopefully that and other campaign events will give all of you–the voters–a variety of opportunities to see both of these men, understand their positions and anything else you need to make a decision on primary day.


As things stand, you all know I am personally supporting Grimm, who is a New Springville resident. Not long ago, I referred to him as a GOP Warrior.

That’s not hyperbole.

He’s a former FBI agent, small business owner, and served our country proudly in the military. He has conservative credentials and is standing strong against the misguided local GOP establishment, which is looking weaker and weaker each day he dominates the press and gains momentum.

Do I agree with him on every issue? Not entirely.

But do I believe he is the most qualified Republican running with the least ties to the status quo Brooklyn GOP establishment?

Not only believe that to be the case, but it’s an undeniable fact.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll take a veteran and public servant over a Washington lobbyist like Michael Allegretti anyday.

In my opinion, Michael Allegretti is burdened with too many issues to be a proper representative of the district. His candidacy is reminiscent of the dangerous fiasco that was the Dede Scozzafava campaign, which was rejected both locally and nationwide.

Now, you might disagree with me. That’s ok. You won’t hurt my feelings.

The best way to do so is to comment below or to vote for Mr. Allegretti. Your dialogue and the discussion that comes from it are some of the most valuable hallmarks of what makes our representative government so great, and Atlas welcomes all positions to the table. This is not one unilateral political monolith, as the establishment would prefer.

We are independent party reformers.

We here at Atlas would like to extend our thanks to Mr. Grimm for adding us as a link on his Facebook page. We encourage his opponent to do the same so we can increase awareness about this very important primary race in our city and indeed nationwide.

I’ve already cast my vote.

Have you?

  1. Independent Republican Voices Need To Be Heard permalink
    August 13, 2010 7:44 am

    We are nearing a very important event for Republicans in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

    We seldom get to vote in Republican Primaries with as many key offices in play, both statewide and local.

    In addition, this is also a time when there is a fight over the soul of the Republican Party.

    The top-down organizational types are fighting to preserve their “Zombie Model” of Republicanism — if it’s “called” Republican vote for it, especially if the party leadership says so, even though it might “walk like a duck, quack like a duck, etc.”

    Various brands of Republican insurgents are fighting hard against that; some have even banded together.

    Watch the debates, vote in the pre-primary polls, support the independent Republican voices wherever they speak out, support the independent Republican candidates against the attacks and charges by the centralizers.

    Otherwise, we will be stuck with the “Zombie Model” of party governance, and the Republican Party will certainly become the party of the “Living Dead”.

  2. August 13, 2010 8:59 am

    Grimm is clearly the most qualified candiate for our congressional district. He has a proven record as a war hero, lawyer and FBI agent. He has a love for his country which will help to straighten out the mess in our present day administration. Michael Grimm is not a yes man but, a highly ethical individual who will stand for all of us. I am casting my vote after careful consideration of each candidates qualifications. Michael Grimm will not disappoint us.

  3. Gene Berardelli's Fourth Bowl of Pasta permalink
    August 13, 2010 9:25 am

    Grimm calls Allegretti a “farce”.

    See the story here:

  4. Lora permalink
    August 13, 2010 11:01 am

    This is so exciting! People are coming to vote in droves from what I’ve seen. I check the site a few times a day and I am amazed by how many people are voting. This has been a great exercise for Galt & Co. My money’s on Grimm.

    Kiss kiss…

  5. John Michael Kane permalink
    August 13, 2010 11:43 am

    Further demonstrative proof that Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn is the premier blog in Brooklyn when it comes to GOP politics–perhaps even politics in general. A major congressional candidate has this poll linked to his Facebook page. Within a mere three days it has seen more votes cast than the “rival” blog, Le Jig, which has only a meager 121 votes in its “Douche Bag” poll (I am not making this up).

    If these are the forces at work behind Michael Allegretti, his ship is truly sunk.

  6. Gene Berardelli's body weight is much greater than what is considered healthy permalink
    August 13, 2010 12:47 pm

    I wonder what Stephen “Leather Penguin” Maresca thinks about Atlas being the top dog when in Brooklyn when it comes to GOP politics.

    And speaking of dogs, did you see Marty Golden at the dog roast out in White Trash Gerritsen Beach? Those are Marty’s people.

  7. David Webb permalink
    August 13, 2010 12:52 pm

    Michael Grimm will win this primary without doubt.

  8. Peggy Padovano permalink
    August 13, 2010 6:37 pm

    I posted this earlier today but I guess it got “accidentally” deleted:

    There is no doubt that Michael Grimm has what it takes to beat McMahon. If you are a true Republican you will see that. It’s not a popularity contest and should not be based on whose Dad you’ve done business with for years but rather the qualifications of the candidate. Michael has the military experience, financial experience and has a law degree. His qualifications are directly related to the major issues affecting our country today, i.e., the war, the economy. His understanding of how the market works from his FBI undercover work, his understanding of what its like to have served your country in a time of war and the many challenges facing them when they return home. He is a true American who will help to take this country back from those who are in the process of destroying it.

  9. Michael Allegretti's "Missing Ingredients" Include Craig Eaton permalink
    August 14, 2010 7:56 am

    Sometimes when you taste somebody’s cooking, and the little bit on the wooden spoon barely misses the mark, for some unexplainable reason; you might remark, “I don’t know, it seems to be missing something.”

    Often, you’d say, “Maybe, a little salt.”

    The salt that’s missing for Mike Allegretti is Craig Eaton & Co., otherwise known as the Kings County Republican Party (Everybody knows there is no great love for MA on the Island of Staten). Where’s the love for MA in Brooklyn — where he was really born and raised?


    They certainly don’t show in the polling here so far.

  10. Jerry Kassar's Perm permalink
    August 14, 2010 11:45 am

  11. Brian Rooney permalink
    August 15, 2010 12:04 am

    Speaking of which, I spied Gerry O’Brien at Dizzy’s on 9th Street. Some shit hole diner. He was reading The Onion and eating like five blueberry muffins. He must be depressed. Poor guy.

  12. Batavia Muckdog permalink
    August 16, 2010 9:49 pm

    I see Danny Cavanagh (Gerritsen weblord, quasi-community-gadfly-cum-Marty-Golden-shill) was busy filing complaints on all those barbaric pig roast pics. He got L Magazine to remove theirs, as well as Bay Ridge Interpol and the Marty Golden Pig Roast site. Reminds me of when Gerry O’Brien and Jeff Kraus would go out at 3 in the morning and steal all the Brooklyn Papers so no one would read the disparaging headlines in the morning. Got Communism?

  13. NY NY Sports Centet permalink
    August 16, 2010 11:55 pm

    NY is the Ball Breaking capital of the world.
    Bay Ridge Interpol and the L Word need to grow a larger pair.
    The photo of that pig Marty Golden at the “dog roast” should never come down.

    They are a bunch of old tired men with grey sagging wrinkled D-cup balls.
    They have run out of steam and wince in midstream.
    Ask Anita Kathleen and Suzy Q what that means.

    Who has the biggest Balls of them All?!

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