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Local Democratic Reform Blog Ushers In New Year By Skewering Golden

January 23, 2011

Bay Ridge Interpol mocks Sen. Golden's "Fire Escape" phone calls preventing him from voting on major issues

State Sen. Marty Golden’s foes are back on watch this year.

Local Democratic reform blog Bay Ridge Interpol, which has received press attention for their pithy, clever torpedoes at the GOP establishment, is back to business this year.

Target #1?  The Golden Hind.

We may be a GOP/libertarian/conservative blog, but our primary issue is, of course, reforming politics. We’ve said it over and over again.

That’s why Bay Ridge Interpol came up on our radar to begin with. While we might not agree on certain issues, many of our writers sympathize with their goals, if not outright agreeing with them (not always–for example, they did not support Rep. Grimm, while our writers did).

That being said, both of our blogs have shared a general concern regarding Brooklyn’s GOP state Senator Marty Golden, who has done nothing to muzzle the lousy GOP establishment under Chairman Craig Eaton and, in fact, has actively endorsed its non-reform, corrupted state by his actions.

For further details, see our archives.

So, we were amused to see this piece up on their page:

Marty Golden ♥’s the MTA

New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean “Skeletons in the Closet” Skelos appointed Senator Martin Golden as the Senate Majority’s representative to the MTA’s Capital Program Review Board.So, to paraphrase Henry Hill in Goodfellas:Now we’ve got Marty as a partner. Any problems, we go to Marty. Trouble with the bill? We can go to Marty. Trouble with the cops, deliveries, Walder, we can call Marty.Think of Marty as our local MTA Rep now. If you have a beef with the MTA, call Marty. Metrocard didn’t work this morning? Call Marty. Think the fares are too high? Give Marty a buzz.Marty Golden, MTA #1 Defender

7408 5th Avenue 1st Floor – (718) 238-6044 –

Nomenclature and politics aside, it should be clear: Marty Golden is the representative of the people of his district. Their concerns must be his concerns.

But Sen. Golden has given us pause by his unacceptable absences during major votes and flip-flopping on issues critical to the community. His history with the MTA, for example, is questionable (hence the piece above). Also, microstamping comes to mind.

In all seriousness, whatever the issues may be, Sen. Golden should know his constituents and the blogs are on watch. He will find it’s not that easy to escape the limelight when what he does conflicts with the needs of the voters.

Republican or Democrat. Independent or Conservative.

We’re all watching.

Remember that, Senator.

  1. And What Is The Reply From TJIUA....???? permalink
    January 23, 2011 5:58 pm

    “… As Jonathan Judge Continues Deal With Former Democrat Assembly Staffer And Racist Blogger Michael Harris, Jonathan Judge Defends Democrat Ties…” and the comment thread that followed. We especially liked this one: “Kathleen said…*** If Jonathan wants to continue his deals with Democrats, along with his ‘Democrat’ pal Jim McCall, that’s fine. *** Because I am pretty sure AAA has tons on another “Democratic” pal of Jim McCall’s. *** An, ‘Anti-Virgin Mary’ pal, Justy Brannan. *** Oh I can’t wait. *** Stay tuned…. January 23, 2011″

    Thanks to “The Jig is Up Atlas”, this all gets better and better. Everything in that “comment” is false, phony, bogus and ridiculous. Which brings us to:

    Reason #4 that this will be the State Senator Golden’s last term in the State Senate: “The Jig is Up Atlas” is backing Martin Golden 100% in his current position as State Senator. Craig Eaton’s hate bloggers, “AAA”, “Judas Judge”, “BrooklynPolitico” and
    “TheJigisUpAtlas-Administrator” just love their [beyond all syntax and syntactical limitations times greater] State Senator Martin Golden; so much so, that they want him to be POTUS.

    As State Senator Golden should know by now, “The Jig is Up Atlas” is “The Gift That Keeps on Giving”.

  2. TJIUA has outdone itself this time... permalink
    January 23, 2011 8:51 pm

    “Who Is Gary Popkin Part I?” January 23, 2011.

    Craig Eaton’s hate blog has really gone off the deep end. Gary Popkin?

    Now that GP has been exposed, Chairman Craig Eaton can breath a sigh of relief. The Brooklyn “Libertarian Cabal” has been brought to light. Good work “AAA”.

    Will “Who Is Gary Popkin Part II?” expose that it can’t be a mere coincidence that Jonathan Judge holds so many of the Brooklyn YR meetings at the Montauk Club, just a stone’s throw from where Gary Popkin lives? Or will TJIUA show that Mr. Popkin and Mr. Eaton may have tried to stage a “get together” — was it something about a BCAT presentation, or was it something more sinister involving leadership races in 2011?

    We can hardly wait. Stay tuned…

    • Oymiggosh Yosef Hayon and Gary Popkin mentioned in the same comments... permalink
      January 24, 2011 12:08 am

      Holy conspiracies, Batman!!!!!

      Yosef Hayon doesn’t speak to “Libertarians”; so how did he and Mr. Popkin communicate?

      This gets more “X-Files” by the minute. I think that “AAA” must be being manipulated by some PR types working for Chris Carter and David Duchovny to greenlight a concept for a third movie for “their” Fox Mulder character.

    • Gary Popkin said on the Jig permalink
      January 24, 2011 8:21 am

      “Keep up the great work. Your number of visitors since 2009 is 3 times the US population.”

      Anyone loving this comment?

  3. It's back to "cut and paste" and pure fabrication as TJIUA struggles to keep up. permalink
    January 24, 2011 12:59 am

    The January 23, 2011 comments, “Anti-Catholic Lawyer Backtracks On Dirt And Still Gets Stomped On said…”; “Anti-Catholic Lawyer Backtracks On Dirt And Still Gets Stomped On said…”; “Tax-Payer Funded Reply From Anti-Catholic Lawyer Pathetic At Best said…”; and “Anonymous said…I heard McCall changed his registration to “Democrat” for next year, any word on that?”, all appeared in Craig Eaton’s hate blog “The Jig is Up Atlas” last night in the commentary thread to: “As Jonathan Judge Continues Deal With Former Democrat Assembly Staffer And Racist Blogger Michael Harris, Jonathan Judge Defends Democrat Ties.”, of the same date, by “AAA”.

    These kinds of responses demonstrate that the small part of the Brooklyn GOP Establishment, which still “supports” Chairman Craig Eaton by posting on TJIUA, is still resorting to pointless and intellectually dishonest methods to try to hang in there against the variety and volume of superior material appearing here at ASIB.

  4. Yesterday "The Brooklyn Tea Party" announced its litmus test for GOP State Committee candidates permalink
    January 24, 2011 1:12 am

    Karen Fischer, Peter Cipriano, Russell Gallo, Joseph Hayon, Jonathan Judge, Glen Nocero and others were on hand.

    What the invitees heard from the Tea Party in Kings County was very critical of the current GOP regime as well as the current opposition.

    btw, did we hear correctly — Eaton wants authority to use KCRP funds to pay Karen Fischer to do HIS JOB for him ?????

    We know at least one person who’ll do it better and for free…..GW

  5. January 24, 2011 10:03 am

    I hear Clorinda went nuts over Karen getting paid by Eaton and ensures her active opposition to Craig’s re-election bid.

    • January 24, 2011 10:09 am

      nice try. clorinda is loyal. she will defeat antoun and
      work to punish hayon for his two-faced ways

      • Johnny Crews permalink
        January 24, 2011 3:48 pm

        Clorinda? Loyal to Craig? Not from what I’ve heard. And it’s “nice” to see some anonymous blogger say she ‘s with Craig, but why doesn’t she take a stand and comment here herself or email this blog to deny the rumors? I think it’s because Craig is weak and his own side of the party is divided.

        More power to her taking on Craig. I’m glad no one respects that nasty man Craig anymore.

      • January 24, 2011 3:55 pm

        why would anyone email this blog to defend themselves? or
        why would anyone comment using their real name on this blog when
        all you people do here is attack? i know clorinda and i know she is
        not running against craig. you can try to stoke the flames all you
        want but there is no fire. now we cant say the same for a lot of
        other so called friends of craig though. those certainly include
        that snake joseph hayon.

      • Johnny Crews permalink
        January 24, 2011 5:28 pm

        You’re lying 16. Everyone says she and Craig have had a falling out. You comment on this blog as “16,” not even a real name. How much is your word worth?

        Irrespective of what I say, it’s a fact that there are rumors Clorinda is at odds with Craig. If these rumors are so baseless, where is the public repudiation of these rumors? I haven’t heard her say a peep. That says it all, no?

      • January 24, 2011 5:36 pm

        Johnny, it is weird how you are able to comment so quickly
        when the comments here are moderated. My comment just got approved
        and less than 10 seconds after your comment appeared. It is fine if
        you are this blog’s administrator but why not just admit that? why
        the lies and deception? it is even cool if you remain anonymous
        like i have chosen to. just be honest. i spoke to clorinda and have
        spoken to others. she is not running for chair. does she need to go
        on fox news to repudiate something you and your blog made up out of
        thin air? what if you accused her of being a rapist? should she go
        find harold egeln and deny it? clorinda, if you read this please
        ignore these jerks. they are trying to set you up. they know just
        like i do that you are supporting craig this year. they just want
        you to comment on here so they can attack you like they did to so
        many others.

      • Johnny Crews permalink
        January 24, 2011 6:05 pm

        WOW you guys are soooooooo paranoid….

        Your comment was visible to me in it’s glorious stupidity. I’m not the moderator if this blog, but you should listen to yourself. You sound nuts.

        First, Clorinda couldn’t get on Fox news if she sold the house and bribed Roger Ailes to do it.

        Second, you seem to think what’s said on this blog is so important since you’re monitoring it minute by minute, commenting just minutes after I do. Maybe Clorinda should take her cue from you, write on this blog and just admit yes or no whether the rumors are true.

        We all know Craig is obsessed with this blog and he’s desperate to make it appear he’s in charge when all he has behind him are a rat pack of buffoons.

        Don’t insult our intelligence by giving us your anonymous assurances and lies. Admit the truth and stop licking Craig’s boots.

      • January 24, 2011 6:11 pm

        i remember when someone calling themself “1” wiped the
        floors with you a few days ago. what he/she said was so true. you
        guys here attack the messenger. i have spoken to clorinda. she is
        not running. maybe you should just call her and ask. she isnt
        hiding. her information is public and can be reached very easily. i
        await your attacks because i know thats how you do on

      • No One Cares About Clorinda permalink
        January 24, 2011 6:25 pm

        Hey buddy I could give you 16 reasons nobody cares about Clorinda. I’ll keep it brief. The only reason anyone here seems to care about Clorinda is to establish Craig’s utter weakness and political impotence. That’s it. You think anyone cares about her? She’s been doing the establishment’s bidding for years. No one cares for her methods.

        God, I hope Roy Antoun plans on aiming the wrecking ball at her so-called district leadership.

  6. David A permalink
    January 24, 2011 1:15 pm

    David Annarummo has been slaving at the Board of Elections and Craig blocks a raise for him and now Karen comes on to the scene for a cushy job and $$!

    • Johnny Crews permalink
      January 24, 2011 3:55 pm

      Is it true that David Annuromo is a political patronage hack? I might be wrong, so Im asking if what I’ve heard is true. Anyone know?

  7. steve permalink
    January 24, 2011 4:57 pm

    David does some independent party consulting (doing balloons, cotten candy, clowns, etc.) But is a full time employee at BOE..

    • Johnny Crews permalink
      January 24, 2011 5:30 pm


  8. 49th permalink
    January 24, 2011 5:56 pm

    I know that clorinda has called some county committee members in the 49th. I too give clorinda some credit. Once again, this speaks to Eaton’s lack of political skill and savvy not seeing a threat right next to him.

  9. Karen Who? permalink
    January 24, 2011 6:17 pm

    The question begs, who is Karen Fischer?

    The question begs, what is her “relationship” with Peter Cipriano?

    The question begs, wow! Craig sure must trust Peter to make Karen “his girl.”

    The question begs, rumor has it Craig is so weak he turned to Karen to help him out–truly pathetic.

    The question begs–oh, enough already: she’s a paid party hack and Craig is a failed Chairman.

    Truth spoken, Karen.

    • January 24, 2011 6:21 pm

      sadly many party insiders agree that karen is a mistake.
      craig has not failed us though. he is just making a mistake

    • Improved GOP permalink
      January 24, 2011 9:28 pm

      The Brooklyn GOP has improved. Karen is better than Obrien.

  10. 49th permalink
    January 24, 2011 6:33 pm

    Hey 16-
    It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out- or in eatons world it may- that just because clorinda may say she’s not running doesn’t mean she’s not plotting against him, in fact, it would be very smart to do just that!

  11. So Hayon Doesn't Like Craig and Craig Doesn't Like Hayon? permalink
    January 24, 2011 6:34 pm

    So neither men like each other, Gene B. and Hayon hate each other, and Hayon is being shady with everyone, is that right? Boy, it must be rough being Joseph Hayon lol

  12. January 24, 2011 6:47 pm

    i have heard that hayon does like craig and will be
    supporting him i have also heard that hayon will not be supporting
    craig. shouldnt hayon be called upon to clear things up? or does
    this standard only apply to clorinda? where does hayon stand? no
    one seems to know.

    • So Hayon Doesn't Like Craig and Craig Doesn't Like Hayon? permalink
      January 24, 2011 6:51 pm

      Agreed. Hayon must choose. He was wavered too much for too long. Enough is enough, Joseph. Show some pride and independence.

    • Nobody relevant cares permalink
      January 24, 2011 9:35 pm

      The only “side” that wants to use bullying tactics to force Hayon to choose is the Eaten Cabal.

      The YR’s never uses mafia style tactics to force anyone to choose a side.

      Remember September.

  13. simon permalink
    January 24, 2011 7:10 pm

    Simon shamoun- the current DL of the 49th– this is one of michael “military bashing” allegretti best buddies, who helped lead the charge for him. Simon should be very worried about that if he gets a challenge.

    • January 24, 2011 7:13 pm

      first he is the dl of of the 46th. second, he has nothing
      to worry about. simon can not possible despise our military as much
      as his challenger roy antoun.

  14. politcal pundit permalink
    January 25, 2011 11:04 am

    Craig Eatons committed county committee support is limited to several ADs in southwestern Brooklyn and 1 or 2 in northern Brooklyn. Just a couple of victories in district leaders races by opponents of Eaton and more important their ability to get significant county committee members in would create real trouble for eaton- especially if just one or two “eaton friends” jump ship.. if opponents organize and coalesce and create a real movement eaton may be a goner.

  15. Will new focus on Golden and the MTA do either any good? permalink
    January 25, 2011 5:35 pm

    Please, read the following words of State Senator Martin
    Golden very carefully: “I thank Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos
    for selecting me as the Senate Majority’s representative to the
    Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Capital Program Review Board. I
    look forward to being part of negotiations that will chart a course
    for the future of transportation in New York. Capital spending, on
    the part of the Metropolitan Transit Authority system, is one of
    the best ways to guarantee improved travels for all New Yorkers.
    Commuters are demanding improvements to better their daily commute
    and their quality of life and we must make it happen.” Does the MTA
    look like its future is Golden? Is that because you believe that
    the recent remarks by State Senator Martin Golden above are
    inspirational? Is that because you believe that these recent
    remarks demonstrate the state senator’s grasp of what needs to be
    done in and with the MTA budget, both near and long term? Does it
    look like Bay Ridge’s Golden Prince is in over his head again? Is
    it that these remarks have no content whatsoever; or do they just
    make no sense? By bringing this up, right now, are we being unfair
    to Martin Golden?

  16. Can Golden hold on to any seat they will cut for him after his showing in 2010? permalink
    January 26, 2011 9:06 pm

    Everybody with any political savvy knows that Martin Golden will have to go back to passing out rubber chicken on the BRM chow line if they draw a “fair state sentate district” in Southwest Brooklyn.

    Jonathan Judge recently said: “….[G]errymandering is never a sustainable, long-term substitute for genuine political organization and activism, and that’s particularly true for Republicans in New York. We have seen the evidence of that throughout New York City and New York State in the past decade, where several custom-carved Republican-safe districts were lost to Democrats anyway….”

    *** Is this JJJ dictum going to haunt SSMG all through 2011 and 2012?

    • No a compact and contiguous district with something like 60th Street and McDonald Avenue as the northern boundary and Avenue U to the east permalink
      January 27, 2011 1:32 am

      That way we’ll see if Russell Gallo can deliver for the “Infinite Times Greater ‘Marty'”… HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

  17. Will new focus on Golden and Medicaid do either any good? permalink
    January 27, 2011 2:18 am

    Was TJIUA’s January 26, 2011 post “As State Faces Medicaid Crisis On Behalf Of The Senate Majority State Senator Marty Golden Works To Find Solutions.” by “AAA” intended to boost the heavily Gerrymandered State Senator from Bay Ridge Martin Golden or hold him up to further ridicule?

    *** Please, read the following words of State Senator Martin Golden very carefully: “We have to stop talking about it, and start implementing, serious systematic changes and for the benefit of all New Yorkers, our hospitals, nursing homes and other components of our health care system. If we do not redesign the system and put cost efficient mechanisms in place, the financial impact to our State and the quality of care available to New Yorkers will be devastated,” [sic]

    *** Does Medicaid in particular and medical care in New York in general look like they are in for a “Golden” future?

    *** Is that because you believe that the recent remarks by State Senator Martin Golden above are inspirational? Is that because you believe that these recent remarks demonstrate the state senator’s grasp of what needs to be done in and with Medicaid in particular and medical care in New York in general?

    *** Doesn’t it look like the heavily Gerrymandered State Senator from Bay Ridge Martin Golden is in over his head again? Aren’t these remarks by the heavily Gerrymandered State Senator from Bay Ridge without any real content whatsoever? Don’t they just make no sense like everything else the heavily Gerrymandered State Senator from Bay Ridge says?

    *** By bringing this up, right now, are we being unfair to the heavily Gerrymandered State Senator from Bay Ridge?

    • "The Jig is Up Atlas" just cant's get nuhthins right --- jest likes whose ever does the rightins fur Martian Goldine permalink
      January 27, 2011 7:13 pm

      This is what we told everybody, ” *** Please, read the following words of State Senator Martin Golden very carefully: ‘We have to stop talking about it, and start implementing, serious systematic changes and for the benefit of all New Yorkers, our hospitals, nursing homes and other components of our health care system. If we do not redesign the system and put cost efficient mechanisms in place, the financial impact to our State and the quality of care available to New Yorkers will be devastated,’ [sic]”

      *** “Please, read the following words …very carefully” and “[sic]” were two big hints that something was very wrong with State Senator Golden’s published remarks about Medicaid. What did TJIUA recently reply? “Sounds good…”

      *** Maybe that’s the problem, everybody, who has supported the heavily Gerrymandered State Senator from Bay Ridge Martin Golden thus far, likes the way he sounds and doesn’t bother to pay attention to the content of what he actually has to say.

      In this case, the Golden statement about Medicaid makes no sense at all. It’s made up of two non-communicating sentences. More accurately they are one vague sentence and one attempted sentences completely bereft of syntax. Together they are typical of how Golden talks about anything; and the latter appropriately ended with a comma, because it’s obviously missing a thought or two on the subject.

  18. Who needs a Democrat Reform Blog to skewer Martin Golden permalink
    January 30, 2011 8:15 pm

    Mr. Harris and others don’t waste your time…”” seems to be doing it for you. Emblazoned in maroon and gold, and red, white and blue, this “pro-Golden” blog [© 2011 – – Friends of Marty Golden] has very stale material posted, May 5, 2010 being the latest.

    *** That was a posting: “Rally to Save Local Bus Service” by Marty on May 5, 2010 — the rally was scheduled for May 19th 2010…

    *** Thanks for the reminder “Friends of Marty Golden” — HOW DID THAT ALL TURN OUT FOR THE PEOPLE OF BAY RIDGE AND SOUTHWEST BROOKLYN?????

    The posting “Preventing Child Abuse” by Marty on April 30, 2010 talks about legislation co-sponsored by Frank Padavan (R-Queens)…. the rest is even more embarassing

    “Help Me Stop MTA Cuts” March 23, 2010 (see note on “Rally to Save Local Bus Service” above)

    See it all for yourself. This all stands as a condemnation of MARTIN GOLDEN AND HIS STAFF AND SUPPORTERS — a hearty “Well Done” is in order for each and everyone of them.

  19. Was the Prince of Bay Ridge made King of Blather permalink
    February 1, 2011 12:04 am

    The following item appeared on State Senator Golden’s official Web Page:

    “State Senator Martin J Golden has issued the following statement following his appointment to the position of Assistant Senate Majority Whip of the New York State Senate: ‘I thank Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos for selecting me to serve as the Assistant Senate Majority Whip and look forward to working with the Senate leadership to address the issues that are on the minds of all New Yorkers.

    This leadership role will allow me in part the opportunity to have a voice in creating the Senate’s legislative agenda. And as such, promote the policy issues that most effect my district, New York City and New York State. Working with my colleagues in the Senate, this session we will work to bring down personal and property taxes, reduce crime, and create jobs and better opportunities here in the Empire State.

    Along with my appointment to the Senate Finance Committee, and now as Assistant Senate Majority Whip, I look forward to working with my colleagues to help balance New York’s budget and close our deficit.’

    The leadership appointment is sited under Section 5-A Legislative Law.”

    BLAH — BLAH — BLAH — BLAH — BLAH !!!!!

    Harness this Golden-dome of hot air and there won’t be a need for any hydrofracking involving New York’s Marcellus Shale.

    February 5, 2011 11:02 am

    The February 4, 2011 “Mike tells pols: It’s reform – or
    layoffs” By BRENDAN SCOTT in Albany and DAVID SEIFMAN in NY seems
    to be showing a very odd rift between Mayor Bloomberg and the
    supposedly conservative Republican State Senator from a Brooklyn.
    According to the Post, “If Albany politicians sympathetic to
    municipal unions block his pension reforms, Mayor Bloomberg warned
    yesterday, he’s going to point the finger squarely at the lawmakers
    for triggering thousands of layoffs.” Here’s what the Mayor said:
    “They’re going to have to face the fact that if they don’t make
    these changes, an awful lot of people are going to lose their jobs
    and the public is not going to get the services that they’ve come
    to rely on,” the mayor said in his an all-out offensive to reduce
    the city’s multibillion-dollar pension bill. *** And it’s going to
    be on their watch and they’re going to be responsible…” WHAT DID
    GOLDEN SAY TO THAT ????? The Post said that “State Sen. Marty
    Golden (R-Brooklyn), head of the Civil Service and Pensions
    Committee and the mayor’s closest ally in Albany, was as equivocal
    in his position…” lining up with his Assembly Democrat
    counterpart Peter Abbate instead of with the mayor on this.
    OBVIOUSLY DOING WHAT’S BEST FOR MARTY, Golden said, “The mayor has
    a plan to bring down costs in the city, and you’ve got to be
    careful how you balance that on the working men and women of the
    city and the state of New York.” said Golden, himself a
    double-dipping NYC Police pensioner. “It’s going to be a hard call,
    but something’s got to change. There’s an overreach, I think, in
    what he’s trying to do . . . I think we need a target number. What
    is the actual number he is trying to save?” NO, MARTIN, IT’S NOT A
    Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Tea Party have to take a very close look
    at Brooklyn’s RINO State Senator MARTIN GOLDEN and ask — whose
    side is he on?

    • The Union Hack's toadies wanted to respond, but screwed it up somehow... permalink
      February 5, 2011 3:50 pm

      After four hours Eaton’s “bodyguard of lies” for State
      Senator Golden, TJIUA, wanted to respond to this with:
      “Anti-Catholic Tax-Payer Funder Blogger Shows Blue Colors In Latest
      Pathetic Post commented on after running start with new senate:
      “The February 4, 2011 ‘Mike tells pols: It’s…’ ”… But where is

      • OMYGOSH!!! They took it down... what could they have said? permalink
        February 5, 2011 6:00 pm

        It was something that THE BOSS (and we’re not talkin’
        Bruce) didn’t want said, I guess. More Golden wet

  21. More than eight hours to respond and TJIUA does a second rate cut-and-paste... permalink
    February 5, 2011 8:20 pm

    … TRULY “PATHETIC” [NOTE: “EATON-CAPS” for ykw] btw,
    Bloomberg is not a Republican he needed a Wilson-Pakula to run on
    the Republican line — something that he bought from ykw Read the
    Post article — see what it says. There is daylight showing between
    Bloomberg and Golden… and Eaton won’t survive in the daylight.
    Golden’ll be taking lots of phone calls and missing lots of votes
    on this one before it’s done; just you wait and see.

    • More Daylight Between Mayor Bloomberg and Bay Ridge Golden than between BRG and Abbate permalink
      February 6, 2011 11:35 am

      Conservatives and Brooklyn Tea Partiers, right now
      Bloomberg and Cuomo are closer to your side on the Public
      Employees’ Pension cuts debate than Martin Golden and Peter Abbate
      — the equivelent legislative chairmen in each house in Albany and
      legislative representatives of the same territory in South West

  22. Fact Check on Eaton's Brooklyn GOP - TJIUA "Reply" to the "Golden" items above permalink
    February 6, 2011 6:14 pm

    Sometimes the Craig Eaton Brooklyn GOP run blog “The Jig is Up Atlas”, feels duty-bound to defend RINO State Senator Martin Golden, the only elected Brooklynite running out of the so called Brooklyn GOP. TJIUA is web-linked to all of the other Brooklyn GOP media outlets, listing among the principals: Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo, as well as some other pseudonymous moderators and contibutors. So this “Fact Check” properly should be addressed to all of Craig Eaton’s enterprises, as Chairman of the KCRP

    The following comments ALL appeared in TJIUA on 2-6-11 in the commentary thread to: “After Running Start With The New Senate Majority State Senator Marty Golden Gets Key Leadership Position.” by “AAA” 1-31-11; and all of them need serious revision and correction:

    “Only Daylight Between Anti-Catholic Tax-Payer Funded Blogger And Computer Is Nightlight! said… *** Real Brooklyn Conservatives and actual Brooklyn Tea Partiers supporters not the “Joke” one right now, Senator Golden is closer to your side than the arch Manhattan liberals Bloomberg and Cuomo– the equivalent liberal Manhattan leaders representative the same territory in Upper Manhattan.”

    Fact: see the recent coverage of the positions taken by CUOMO and BLLOMBERG on the one hand and GOLDEN and ABBATE on the other as to this issue in the NYC Daily newspapers. Make up your own mind — we are confident that you will adopt the point of view advanced by the ASIB commentator above on February 5, 2011 in “IS GOLDEN SHOWING THAT HE’S A UNION HACK ????” (E.g., see story from NY Post cited above.)
    TJIUA, as usual, is just blowing smoke.

    “The Triple Dipper That Wears The Pathetic Cowboy Hat said… ***
    I am glad our state senator is being honest on this pension issue, unlike say “Union” lawyers who not only get a pension from that
    “Insurance” firm they work for, but “blog” while on the job. ***
    Talk about “Triple” dripping if there ever was on, LOL.”

    Fact: No comments were made on ASIB concerning any “Public Employee Pension Issues” by any “‘Union’ lawyers who not only get a pension from that ‘Insurance’ firm they work for, but ‘blog’ while on the job.” To be clear — Not a lawyer for any union(s) — Not collecting any pensions from any insurance company(ies) — not blogging while working for any insurance company(ies). Perhaps, TJIUA is just misreporting, as usual.

    “The Gatekeeper said… *** I heard McCall, and Jonathan Friday night met with some ‘Democratic’ district leaders, about, James running as a ‘Democrat’ for state senate. *** Sort of like 1980 all over again…… *** Stay tuned.”

    Fact: This is a flat-out TJIUA lie. No meeting remotely resembling this has ever occurred. To be clear — No Jonathan Judge — No James McCall — No “‘Democratic’ district leaders” — No meeting “about, James running as a ‘Democrat’ for state senate.”

    TJIUA is quite often factually challenged to the point of civil culpability, but we do agree on this one point — “Stay Tuned…” just to see what happens next.

    • Fact Check: The TJIUA Reonse and the Reposte permalink
      February 7, 2011 2:14 am

      On February 6, 2011 TJIUA published a comment, which directly responded to the comment above. TJIUA’s comment, “In Half Hour Post Tax-Payer Funded Blogger Defends Himself And Fails said…”, in essence doubled-down on all the false information, lies and libels contained in the original three comments published in TJIUA earlier.

      Our riposte and counter-point is as follows:

      On the Golden “Union Hack” issue, simple enough: as stated above, read the published reports and make your own informed decision(s);

      TJIUA has now twice completely misrepresented information related to Mr. McCall’s present and prior employment, his on the job activities, and his current pension/retirement status with respect to any current or past employment. In short, there is no “Double-Dipping” much less “Triple-Dipping” nor any of the other abuses claimed by TJIUA.

      As to the falsely reported Friday Night meeting, etc. McCall has not discussed any future run for the state senate with anybody, he hasn’t discussed running for state senate as a Democrat since 1982, he has not met with any Democratic Leaders since the passing of the 2010 Holiday Season, and he has not met with JJJ in well over a week and not on a Friday (QED: McCall did not meet with JJJ and Democratic Leader on any Friday to discuss his running for state senate as Democrat).

  23. Golden may even be worse that WE thought... WILL HE SUPPORT ANY CUTS ? permalink
    February 6, 2011 6:34 pm

    Back in January when Governor Cuomo first announced that severe auterity measures were called and out lined several key areas where cuts had to be made, RINO State Senator Martin Golden, the not-really-conservative endorsed by the Conservative Party, responded with this proviso:

    “…It goes without saying that health care and education are two of the most important, as well as largest areas in our State budget and impact a great number of people. We must be mindful of the effects before cuts are made in these areas, especially as they relate to our schools and hospitals…”

    In other words it looks like Golden isn’t prepared to support Governor Cuomo’s austerities in two of the biggest areas of the budget — health and education.


  24. Fact Check: TJIUA's repetitive reiteration of patent prevarication OR a bodyguard of lies for Golden permalink
    February 8, 2011 1:24 am

    Craig Eaton’s hate bloggers spent a lot of time and effort dealing with the anti-Martin Golden material, above; especially State Senator Golden’s growing status as a “Public-employee Union Hack”. Really, it’s now obvious that shiny silver Golden is almost as much in the tank for the public employee unions as his close buddy Democratic Assemblyman Peter Abbate, who seems to proudly proclaim such “union-in-the-tankism”. Instead of really address the issues, Golden’s blogging-bodyguards engaged in a deceitful counter-attack at the perceived source of the initial criticism of Golden.

    In any case, TJIUA’s main counter-attack now appears to be against a prospective State Senate candidacy by James P. McCall, which has been more denied than confirmed by the person now so unfairly under counter-attack. However, if there were to be a McCall challenge against Golden, be it as a Republican for the Republican line or to opportunity Golden’s always bought but as yet unearned Conservative line, or in the general election on some other line, it will not be on some broad social issue like either candidate’s support or opposition to Gay Rights in general or even the fervor of each man’s support or opposition to Gay Marriage, it will be principally and specifically directed at Senator Martin Golden’s long-time thoughtless and poorly informed opposition to any meaningful child-protective anti-pedophile legislation.

    But all of that is for an election cycle yet to come. Right now that preemptive “counter” – attack is on something that doesn’t yet exist and that has not been discussed. All of the TJIUA chatter about meetings between McCall and the titular leader of the Kings County Independent Republicans, and/or with three Democratic leaders to discuss a State Senate race against Golden is a complete and utter fabrication. The fact that Eaton or Eaton’s operatives have twice and thrice repeated the lie, only serves to make it a three- or four-fold falsehood.

  25. Martin Golden, his staff and his consultants, should now be wondering, "With friends like..... who needs enemies"? permalink
    February 8, 2011 9:52 pm

    Of course Golden’s query would be filled-in with “…Craig Eaton and his hate bloggers at “The Jig is Up Atlas”…”. Here’s why:

    The commentary thread following “The Jig is Up Atlas” January 31, 2011 post, “After Running Start With The New Senate Majority State Senator Marty Golden Gets Key Leadership Position.” by “AAA” is now largely dominated by comments about James P. McCall and a possible run for the State Senate against State Senator Martin Golden. Shouldn’t somebody be calling TJIUA and telling them that they should be “moderating” all this anti-Golden material ASAP. Wait a minute, this is all coming from TJIUA’s own usual suspects.

    At very least some of the people relying on Golden for a paycheck should be asking Eaton and his bloggers, “Is it really a very good a idea that there should be so much chatter about any opponent to Golden so early in a term?”

  26. Marty in trouble? permalink
    March 25, 2011 2:09 pm

  27. Golden Should Be Skewered By Republicans and Conservatives permalink
    May 1, 2011 9:20 pm

    Has Martin Golden Gone Nuts? He’s exposed himself in public
    and REPUBLICANS should castigate him for it. *** The Guest
    Editorial in this week’s “Home Reporter” and “Spectator” by State
    Senator Martin Golden (R-C, Brooklyn) could just as easily have
    been written by Kevin Parker or Diane Savino; and the proposal that
    it advances (something referred to as P-3 [now, doesn’t that sound
    conspiratorial?] ) could well have come out of the Working Families
    Party. Make no mistake about it, this proposal is about
    <<>>. What pretends to
    be “investing” pension funds in “capital projects” is just trying
    to do locally what the Federal Government did with Social Security
    Trust Funds >>>> RAID THEM TO SPEND ON
    <<<< !!! Isn’t that What GM and the
    unions did before we had to bail them out in 2008-2009 ????? ***
    Try to remember the rally early last year, where Martin Golden was
    gettin’ jiggy with the Working Families Party over the
    Vanderbilt-Atlantic Yards Project with to a chant of, “Jobs, baby,
    jobs!” Once again, Martin Golden is carrying water for the unions
    and extreme left wing groups.
    <<>> look at the You
    Tube Video in the ASIB post:…
    Look at it again for a reminder of what State Senator Martin Golden
    really is; see our Bay Ridge “Republican-Conservative” Golden
    getting his groove on with bunch of ACORN-ers . Also remember that
    real Republicans opposed it then, as well:…
    *** When we say that State Senator Golden is exposing himself, we
    don’t just mean that he’s showing his true political colors. We
    mean that >>>> GOLDEN HAS WHIPPED OUT
    HIS [really bad idea, all around] <<<<

    • Whip What Out permalink
      May 2, 2011 9:38 pm

      Golden needs a microscope and tweezers.

  28. When you have a diseased member -- amputate. What will Golden do? permalink
    May 3, 2011 6:58 am

    It’s long been known that the main [only?] thing that
    “Republican” pros care about in New York State is the power they
    have in the state senate. That is the gangrenous disease that is
    killing the Republican Party in the whole state. The question
    locally is whether State Senator Martin Golden part of that disease
    or might he be part of the cure? Recent articles in the New York
    Post lay it all out: “GOP’s tax-cap sham exposed”
    “Skelos and Silver sabotaging gov’s cuts”
    “Skelos’ ‘small’ sins”
    When you have a diseased member you have to cut it off for the
    health of the bocy as a whole. Right now, the most diseased member
    of the diseased bunch in the state senate is the Majority Leader
    Dean Skelos. He has to go, if the state senate “Republicans” want
    people to believe that they are still “Republican” and
    ‘consevative”. If Golden wants to have any cred that he’s a real
    “Republican” and/or “conservative” he has to come out against
    Republican Majority Leader Skelos immediately. When will Golden
    call for a change the Republican leadership? The clock is ticking.
    Then again, Golden may also be a key member with that very disease.
    What to do? What to do?

  29. Golden’s “P3” [Public Private Partnership] Post-partisan Pimp -whistle Pickup Proposal permalink
    May 10, 2011 8:05 pm

    Who put State Senator Golden up to this perfectly
    pee-brained source of “P3” “pinch-gut” money? The Democrats? The
    unions? Jeff Kraus? It’s not the kind of thing we usually get from
    our kind-a-homey “not-very-deep-thinking” Bay Ridge state senator.
    The problem is that the nifty-nicknamed “Public-Private
    Partnership” concept is really a key component of early Twentieth
    Century “Fascism” ( the economic side ) cleaned up for Twenty-first
    Century consumption (sort of like what’s going on in China, right
    now — so that makes it really desirable, right? ? ? ? ). Notions
    like a “Public-Private Partnership” are another name for
    “Crony-capitalism” that they’ve already used abused during the last
    ten to twenty years. Such “partnerships” set the stage for the
    “Sub-prime Mortgage Crisis” and the “Collateralized Debt Crisis” of
    2007 and 2008; which led to another “Public-Private Partnership”
    the “George Bush Government Bailout of Wall Street with T.A.R.P. ”;
    which led to another “Public-Private Partnership” the “The Barack
    Obama Government Takeover and Re-financing of GM [and other parts
    of the U.S. auto industry] with T.A.R.P. funds.” As used by State
    Senator Golden, the “P3 Program” mimics a model that HAD BEEN very
    popular in “socialist” Canada, but which is a becoming more and
    more suspect financial device North of the Border, as necessity
    forces greater fiscal restraint up there. Typically, “public” money
    is funneled through “non-profits” to purchase and “privatize”
    previously public capital infrastructure projects. Various “tweaks”
    (usually with a big globs of profit for private investors or
    contracts to connected unions) are acceptable to get these kinds of
    programs through. They always contain a very important social
    component (“home ownership” for the poor or “jobs, baby, jobs” at
    the Atlantic-Vanderbilt Avenues project). Now, Martin, your State
    Senator, wants to see to it that “P3” is overused to pay off his
    cronies — unions, bond traders, various Cathedral Clubbers and
    developers like Forest City Ratner. Don’t be fooled, “P3” means
    more massively expensive “social welfare program” financing deep
    into our future and into that of our children and grand-children.
    😦 😦 This is exactly the kind of government financing that we
    can no longer afford in this City, State or Nation. 😦 And “Big
    Government-Big Union-Big Business State Senator Martin Golden” has
    clearly told us that he’s 100% for it. Trust us, we’ll not skewer
    him with this, until first he’s been made to do a jig with the
    flail about it. 🙂

  30. State Senator Martin Golden Deracinates Memorial Day With His Official Remarks permalink
    May 29, 2011 10:41 am

    There is a movement afoot to the deconstruct the significance of some of the meanings and beliefs concerning fundamental concepts in our society. Such deconstructionism is perhaps the Left’s most radical and profound attack on our modern American way of life, particularly its most conservative tenets. ***

    Part and parcel of the overall strategy of radical deconstructionism is something more tactical and precisely aimed: “deracination”. That would be the uprooting or eradication of significant cultural links and attachments to our national, civic, or societal past – in short, our history. ***

    By it’s very name, “Memorial Day” is a day of remembrance, whose particular object had been memorializing “The Dead” of our greatest national tragedy – The Civil War. Since several other nationally tragic wars have occurred in the last hundred and fifty years, the contemporary national holiday of Memorial Day is to befit all of “The Dead” who died in service defending of this land of ours. It is not for those who fought against Fascism in the Spanish Civil War. It is not for those who fought as our allies in World War II in the service of other nations and other belief systems. ***

    Nonetheless, these honorifics have been locally grafted by some onto our national Memorial Day.
    This is made all the more painful when it is done by somebody who calls himself a patriot, and who is regarded as one by others. ***

    “SENATOR GOLDEN HONORS HEROES AT MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE” posted by Martin J. Golden on Thursday, May 26th, 2011, contains not one word about America’s war dead.
    [The full statement can be found at:
    In fact, look at exactly how it opens, “Brooklyn- State Senator Marty Golden (R-C, Brooklyn), a member of the State Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Military and Veteran Affairs, today honored local veterans at a Memorial Day breakfast and awards ceremony, paying tribute to the sacrifices made by the men and women of our community in the name of the United States of America.” It closes with a direct quote by the state senator: “…‘As we celebrate Memorial Day 2011, may we remember the sacrifices of those who proudly wore the uniform of the United States of America. It is only because of their service, are we able to live in freedom.’ ” What is clear is that Golden, or whoever on his staff wrote this stuff, has conflated our national memorial to the fallen with the lesser “sacrifices” of all others who served and were not killed. It’s like he’s confused “Memorial Day” with “Veterans Day”. ***

    The net effect of this is that vagary and imprecision have been foisted on us concerning one of our great and heretofore meaningful national events. With that, another wedge has been driven between ourselves and our real American culture and history. Clearly, we all can thank State Senator Golden for this bit of deracination — we hope his intent was honorable even if the result is horrible.

  31. speeding permalink
    August 11, 2011 6:41 am

    Would you mind enabling rss feeds, because this page is difficult to read on my phone. Don’t mean to be a complainer, but I figure if it would help me it would probably help others as well. Thanks 🙂

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