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Christie Reconsiders Run For Presidency

September 24, 2011

Newsmax is reporting:

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is reconsidering his decision not to enter the 2012 presidential race — and he says he will let top Republican donors know within days about his plans, Newsmax has learned.

During the past few weeks, several leading Republican donors and fundraisers have been urging the popular Republican governor to reconsider his decision not to run and to enter the GOP primary.

These Christie supporters note that significant GOP support has remained on the sidelines of the primary fight. Many leading fundraisers have yet to commit to any current primary contender, including frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney…

Continue reading here.

Potentially, a big twist in this race if it does happen…

  1. W.H. Taft permalink
    September 24, 2011 9:48 am

    When was our last pudgy president, corpulent commander in chief or chunky chief executive.

    Christy is a little slimmer in the photo above, but he still looks like he’d rather be in a Pancake House or a White Castle than the White House.

  2. Maya Karpinski permalink
    September 24, 2011 3:55 pm

    I’m for Herman Cain!

  3. Did Annie Leibovitz shoot Golden or did his staff? permalink
    September 24, 2011 10:33 pm

    Somebody should have “Reconsidered…” posting the recent picture of Assemblywoman Malliotakis and State Senator Golden holding onto a mini-Golden thing. This has to be the creepiest picture of State Senator Martin Golden to date. Somebody on a GOP legislator’s staff screwed up big time on this one. Just take a look at what was certainly released by either Golden’s or Malliotakis’ staff.

    This is exactly what Annie Liebovitz tries to get her subjects to do to – reveal their deepest selves and inner secrets by a slyly posed photograph that tells a story. What story does the picture posted at “The Brooklyn Politics Blog” “Photo of the Day” 3:06 pm • 23 September 2011 tell you?

  4. Eaton-Perry permalink
    September 25, 2011 9:42 am

    A couple of weeks ago, eaton again rushed to endorse someone “first”- specifically Rick Perry in the NY Post- is he still sticking with that???????

  5. Does "Republican" Christie have better options for the Presidency outside the GOP? permalink
    October 2, 2011 12:00 pm

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has many options on how to run as a “Republican for President in 2012” without jumping into the primaries and caucuses. One is to have a phantom candidacy and run outside the GOP primary-caucus system. In that scenario, significant GOP money would stay on the sidelines waiting for a “clear winner” to emerge from the GOP primaries and caucuses; Christie could remain very visible on the national stage, but not as a declared GOP candidate and media flacks could talk up a “Christie Draft” pushing for an “open convention”; if no “clear winner” emerged from the declared candidates who were bloodied and depleted in the primaries and caucuses, the money and organization waiting on the sidelines would pop up for a “Draft Christie” campaign going into and at the GOP Convention.

    A more intriguing strategy would be to eschew the Republicans completely in 2011. A completely INDEPENDENT CANDIDACY by CHRIS CHRISTIE FOR PRESIDENT would be bigger than any such candidacy to date. The “Republican” brand is as unpopular as the “Obama” brand. If Christie ran as “Neither ‘Obama’ nor ‘Republican’,” there is a potential cascade, avalanche or landslide in the making, which could well propel Christie into the White House as the next President without any “Republican baggage” in toe.

    • CORRECTION permalink
      October 2, 2011 12:05 pm

      In the comment above, the line: “A more intriguing strategy would be to eschew the Republicans completely in 2011.” should have appeared as the following: “A more intriguing strategy would be to eschew the Republicans completely in 2011 and 2012.”

  6. Will Brooklyn Tea Party be going after “GOP Establishment” incumbents in 2012? permalink
    October 2, 2011 2:18 pm

    Just like in 2010, in 2012 there will be tremendous ferment inside the Republican Party coming from the TEA PARTY and others like them.

    According to Grant M. Dahl in the CNSNews blog, “ The Tea Party, which played a prominent role in several Republican primaries in 2010, has set its sights on removing more “Establishment” Republicans in the 2012 primaries.” Mr Dahl’s article describes the probable GOP primary challenge of Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock against Indiana Senator Richard Lugar.

    Can we expect a similar phenomenon locally, here in Brooklyn? The way Brooklyn’s GOP blog has attacked Brooklyn Tea Party President Joseph Hayon, it looks like the Brooklyn Republican Establishment might be hearing footsteps coming up behind them.

    We can hardly wait to see what happens next.

    • Tea Party 2012 permalink
      October 6, 2011 8:22 am

      At the Republican Convention, Joseph Hayon used one proxy to abstain from voting for Eaton’s slate. I was curious as to why. He said it was a request from Rochel Wiessberger to vote against the slate.

      Joseph Hayon seems to have his own rules when it comes to politics. I wouldn’t call it honesty, I would call it representation. If a proxy was given to Craig Eaton under those conditions, he would be a mad cow.

      One thing is a definite. Tea Party President will work with anyone who is focused on the real fight — taking back our government.

  7. While Chris Christie reconsiders reconsidering, Ping Pong Pols Panto in Bay Ridge permalink
    October 3, 2011 8:44 pm

    “Golden And Malliotakis Win Big [Playing Ping Pong] At Third Avenue Filthival!!”

    Earlier today, Provisional GOP Leader Craig Eaton’s principal flacking furblogger, “AAA”, touted State Senator Martin Golden and others at the annual Third Avenue Filthfest in “The Jig is Up Atlas”. Typically for Eaton, this is politically tone deaf, because most of the Bay Ridge-ites we know have grown to hate this event, including several of the Third Avenue Merchants. Many are also growing to hate its precursor affiliated Golden Missus-’n-Kiddies romper-rumpus the Rags-’n-moppets Parade just as much.

    This is all part of a $$$$ scam involving these events that’s been swept under the carpet for years; and the Third Avenue Merchants and Bay Ridge politicos, Republican and Democrat, won’t look closely into the running of these events. That needs to be done sooner rather than later.

    When this little “Chick-Filet” comes home to roost, maybe it will be closer to State Senator Golden than the others. (Of course, not only is Eaton’s neighbor the State Senator and another neighbor intimately close to him involved, so is Eaton’s nearest Provisional Vice Chairman)

    Meanwhile, as our GOP electeds ping pong, “Rome Burns”… A solid Bay Ridge institution– Hinch’s Ice Cream Parlor closed. Bay Ridge’s main business avenues are becoming increasingly and quite visibly blighted. Meanwhile, the local incumbents, Democrat and Republican, play political ping pong to the cheers of the local inky rags, and GOP Chair Craig Eaton and his “…Jig is Up…” crowd.

  8. Needed: A "LAW AND ORDER" Pushback on "Occupy Wall Street" permalink
    October 8, 2011 11:32 am

    The “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations are neither lawful nor orderly.

    The national “Occupy “X” demonstrations, which are copying the “Occupy Wall Street,” are neither spontaneous nor well-intentioned. Several unions, and now the Democratic Party, including top-dog Obama and deputy-dog Biden have spoken favorably with these protests; and there are some indications that they will be aligned or even allied with them. This weeek, even the Brooklyn Democratic Leader was over with the “Occupy Wal Street” bunch.

    The rhetoric is increasingly inflammatory. And insurrectionist or revolutionary jargon are increasingly being uttered by participants and their allied “observers” and “commentators” in the so-called “MSM”.

    Apart from any economic “protesters” — crime is generally on the rise in virtually every community.

    LAW AND ORDER is back on the table as a political issue. However, real Republicans, conservatives and libertarians should be aware that totalitarians, right and left, are in the wings waiting to take advantage of any emergent crisis.

    The “Rule of Law” should be the first thing that we should firmly assert in our PUSH BACK against the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd.

  9. Racist Gallo permalink
    October 9, 2011 1:46 pm

    In the Jig’s post, “Introducing The Strongest Republican In New York City: The 47th Assembly District Republican Club!!” they feature Russell Gallo who is well known for discriminating against Jews, blacks, the poor and homosexuals.

    Russell Gallo is the very reason why Jews won’t vote for him. He is well known to either hate Jews or keep them out of his presence. The perfect example would be his dislike for Avi Rosenberg and David Strobin.

    This is the same Russell Gallo that impersinated Jonathan Judge, right here on Atlas.

    Russell Gallo makes fun of Jews that won’t shake hands with opposit sex, but he won’t shake hands with homosexuals. He makes fun of blacks being on welfare.

    Russell Gallo only likes Jews that will kiss his ass and his cross, such as Joan Braunstien and Eugene Pevzner.

    Otherwise, he keeps all Jews out of his 47 AD.

    When Bob Turner found out Russell’s liabilty as someone who discriminates against blacks and Jews, Russell Gallo was removed from his campaign.

    Now Russell Gallo brags about his little-di-do about nothing.

    If I was John Galt, I would add giving coverage to Joseph Hayon and Peter Cipriano as the clear underdogs, their survival makes them true winners, and who knows, maybe now these two independents have learned what the Brooklyn GOP is really about.

    • Catholic Republican permalink
      October 15, 2011 9:54 pm

      What cross? Russell Gallo has sex with his girlfriend. This is a huge no-no in the Catholic community. You act as if Russeell hates just Jews. He hates his own Catholic community. He hates muslims too. He hates anyone religious.

  10. Racist Hayon permalink
    October 10, 2011 7:53 am

    Did James McCall and Joseph Hayon co-write this post?

    Why did Joseph Hayon refer to himself in this post, is he black or is he Jewish….

    He is on welfare that we know.

    Though why would Joseph Hayon refer to his biggest supporters for district leader?

    Is that something they want to disclose at this point or confirm?

    We do know one thing Bob Turner was not supported by Joseph Hayon.

    Neither was Craig Eaton….

    Joseph Hayon voted against Craig Eaton and the Brooklyn GOP at the convention.

    Most importantly Jews, blacks, Catholics, and all races rejected the racist Hayon.

    Kiss, Kiss.

    • Good Humor permalink
      October 10, 2011 7:57 am

      Why did Joseph Hayon hold a tea-party meeting on 9/11?

      Doesn’t he have sympathy for the lives that were lost on the biggest attack on our nation’s soil?

      I guess remembrance of the dead mean nothing to Joseph.

      How racist and how un-tea part like, and how un-American.

  11. Another loss for eaton permalink
    October 18, 2011 11:48 am

    I heard before that Craig Eaton needed ventilation over his nemesis Bob Capano being hired as Congressman Turner’s Brooklyn & Queens Chief of staff..

  12. what to do jig permalink
    October 18, 2011 4:49 pm

    WOW what does eaton and the jig do?? attack Turner, praise capano or put head in the sand and pretend this didn’t happen, a lose-lose for craigy.. i would love to be a fly on Eaton’s phone!!

  13. ANOTHER embarrassment for Brooklyn GOP Leader Craig Eaton. permalink
    October 18, 2011 8:49 pm

    It’s now happened often enough that we can start calling it “The Craig Eaton Style” of GOP leadership.

    With Congressman Bob Turner’s announcement today that Bob Capano, has been put in the key District Director slot, Turner has showed that Capano, the veteran community servant, who has worked for both Democrats and Republicans, has been recognized as a key Brooklyn (and recently Staten Island) Republican operative by the newly-elected Congressman from Brooklyn and Queens. If not Capano himself, certainly those behind Capano are circumscribing the boundaries of Eatonland. Anybody who’s played the board game RISK knows what comes next.

    To briefly recap, in 2010 Bob Capano was part of the Michael Grimm operation in Brooklyn. During that campaign, Eaton’s hate blog “The Jig is Up Atlas” proclaimed Capano’s political demise (they’ve done that to a lot of people). In that 2010, Capano and several other Brooklyn Republicans backing Grimm drubbed the Eaton lead Brooklyn GOP in the primary against the Eaton- and Golden-backed favorite son Michael Allegretti.

    Following the 2011 special election, Craig Eaton took a lion’s share of the credit for Bob Turner’s big win in Brooklyn. Others in the know said that Turner and his handlers were very unhappy with the work done by Eaton and Eaton’s right hand man, Russell Gallo, who had to be removed as Turner’s point man in Brooklyn in the later stages of the campaign.

    If Craig Eaton’s nose is out of joint from this nobody will even know about it. By putting Bob Capano, who’s had a rocky relationship with Eaton in the past, into the spot as his District Director, Turner has in effect put Eaton into his proper place as far as the 9th CD is concerned — Eaton’s stuck with his nose in the corner.

  14. nice job permalink
    October 19, 2011 6:37 pm

    it is pretty funny how eaton, berardelli and the Jig are paralyzed by this and don’t know what to say..

  15. Does legal political historical expert Berardelli think that Obama succeeded George W. Bush in 2007? permalink
    October 19, 2011 7:19 pm

    Gene Berardelli seems to think that Barack Obama has been in office four years (talking about how much ground we’ve lost in the four years that Obama has been in there).

    At least that’s what he mentioned on Brooklyn GOP Blog Radio tonight.

    Not even three years, Gene.

  16. nice job tcongressman urner permalink
    October 20, 2011 7:24 pm

    congratulations congressman turner on a good top staff pick in bob capano. you have gained the support of many republicans, independents, and democrats throughout brooklyn.

  17. turner 2012 permalink
    October 20, 2011 7:44 pm

    i will be supporting bob turner in 2012.

  18. jack permalink
    October 20, 2011 9:53 pm

    I too will be supporting Bob Turner again

  19. Basement Birther goes a courtin' Perry's guy, Craig Eaton permalink
    October 24, 2011 8:31 pm

    Is Craig Eaton going to join the “Where’s the Obama Birth Certificate” crowd in an attempte to be relevant again?

    His chosen candidate for President of the United States, Risk Perry (oops, we meant Rick Perry) is shooting from the hip himself in attempt to get back into pack of GOP leading candidates. This time it’s by mentioning his conversations with Donald Trump, and his lack of strong conviction that President Obama has really shown us a legitimate birth certificate.

    The pro-Obama media is all over Perry for this. Has Eaton spoken to either Trump or his chosen presidential candidate about this? In any case, where does Kings County Republican Chairman Eaton stand on the issue of Obama’s birth certificate?

  20. "Regime Change" Redux permalink
    November 8, 2011 1:00 pm

    Do you remember those happy days at the end of 2009 when on October 29th this blog posted: “Capano’s Campaign Manager Threatens ‘Regime Change’ Retaliation in the 49th AD on Day of Debate”? A little water has passed under the bridge since “than” [sic, an “AAA” Jiggerism]….

    “Regime Change” was tried and re-tried … some of it was interesting none of it very effective, “…but the times – they are a changin’…”

    It’s 2012 and remember that “R” stands for Republican, Reform AND Regime Change…

    Dump ALL long-term incumbents… especially if he’s a phony Republican-Conservative…

    “Payback is MOFO”!!!!!!

    • "Regime Change" Reconsidered permalink
      November 8, 2011 1:06 pm

      NOTE: 2012 begins in Election Day 2011……

      “R” stands for…..

      REAL REFORM REPUBLICAN “REGIME CHANGE” REMAINS RELEVANT (in Southwest Brooklyn AND wherever else “HE” runs)

  21. Funny Ass Video permalink
    November 28, 2011 11:22 pm

  22. thejigisupatlas attacks show growing unease about run against golden permalink
    December 3, 2011 12:27 am

    too bad atlas shrugs in brooklyn doesn’t put up new posts anymore.

    if it did, things like: “‘daily eagle: golden prince now faces three challengers, blog criticism, and tremendous party friction’ April 30, 2010 by midas mulligan” would still be regular fare in these parts.

    the way things stand right now, it really looks like justin brannan is still completely “inside their head” at the brooklyn gop hate blog and inside many other of the goldenistas’ skulls. the thought andrew gounardes already has senator martin’s supporters’ guts doing backflips; and it’s not even 2012 yet.

  23. where is craig eaton and why is bob howe all over the place? permalink
    December 4, 2011 2:27 pm

    too bad atlas shrugs in brooklyn doesn’t put up new posts anymore.

    asib could put up huge eaton caps asking, “WHERE IS CRAIG EATON???”

    maybe republican string-puller ssmg has seen the error of his ways and is greasing the skids for “the great i am” eaton. it should have been bob howe back in 2007, but now it’s too late. like republican string-puller ssmg, howe stood by eaton and supported his shenanigans far too long; they’re all part of the same stale gop stew.

    look for eaton to resign sometime soon for “health reasons”.

    let’s see what happens next.

  24. where is marty golden on the cuomo-silver-skelos deal? permalink
    December 7, 2011 12:15 am

    too bad atlas shrugs in brooklyn doesn’t put up new posts anymore.

    otherwise, john galt would be asking state senator martin golden if he supports the current tax deal and legislative christmas tree that adds revenue by a permanent left wing soak the rich “tax reform”; creates old-time religion inner-city jobs programs; amends the nys constitution for gambling casinos and a ton-and-a-half of other cuomo-silver-skelos beads and trinkets for assorted indigenous in immigrant nys indigents, gold bricks and golden fleecers.

  25. Glenn P. Nocera permalink
    December 7, 2011 1:40 am

    Today December 7, 2011 marks the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. May we never forget those brave soldiers that died and shed their blood on that day defending our freedoms. May God always watch over them and bless their souls. Please if you meet a Veteran please thank them for their service to our country. Without them we would not be a country. Thank you, and may God always Bless America. Glenn P. Nocera President of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club. Going Strong Since 1880.

  26. Not Gatemouth permalink
    December 7, 2011 5:44 am

    Kudos to Gatemouth and Room Eight for calling out State Senator Golden and Brooklyn GOP Chairman CRAIG (not Greg) Eaton, who if not the posting bigots themselves, begat the bigots at the Brooklyn GOP hate blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas”.

    “The Jig…” is a hastily gathered bit of flotsam that has been operating since the end of December 2009 under the transparent auspices of Golden and Eaton, who are clearly its principle beneficiaries. Originally, “The Jig is Up Atlas” attacked the few cadres of independent Kings County Republicans who opposed Eaton as Kings County Leader; along the way they attacked the candidacy and US Marine Corps service of Michael Grimm.

    In recent months, after failing in its efforts against Eaton’s Republican opponents, “The Jig…” has become more viciously focused on the incipient Democratic threat against Marty Golden most recently presented by Mr. Gounardes and his supporters.

    It is widely suspected that two key Eaton operatives, Eugene Berardelli and Russell Gallo, are among a very small group putting out what “The Jig is Up Atlas” itself had referred to briefly as the “Brooklyn GOP Hate Blog.”

    In keeping with its “Animal House” persona, tonight TJIUA posted “We Love Gatemouth” together with several phony “comments”… Don’t that beat all!

  27. dolcia critica permalink
    December 10, 2011 1:37 am

    too bad atlas shrugs in brooklyn doesn’t put up new posts anymore.
    john galt, dagny taggart, hank riordan, midas mulligan and the rest would certainly have liked to point out that almost every part of the brooklyn gop blogging machine, other than “the jig is up atlas”, is slowing down and very little new material is seeing the light of day. it would appear that tjiua is sucking up all the air in the room and the “official” brooklyn gop blogs are gasping.

  28. Did all New York's Republican State Senators just become Obama Democrats? permalink
    December 13, 2011 12:00 am

    According to the Post : “What is it with New York Republicans, anyway? They talk a fiscally tough game, but when it’s time to raise taxes, they poodle right up like loyal Democrats. *** Republicans are supposed to understand the corrosive economic consequences of tax increases. And yet, last week the GOP-controlled state Senate blithely joined forces with Gov. Cuomo to hike taxes and suck an extra $2 billion, net, from the economy. *** Not a single Republican senator voted against the hike.” Adding insult to injury, rather than explain why they reversed on their pledge not to raise taxes, many key Republicans simply lied and said it was a net tax cut for the middle class.

    In short, all of the New York Senate Republicans just sold out and signed-on to Democrat Andrew Cuomo’s version of Democrat Barack Obama’s politics of envy and class warfare.

  29. TJIUA Makes Point That The Defunct Brooklyn Young Republicans Can Throw A Pretty Big Party permalink
    December 14, 2011 11:31 pm

    The following posts on the Brooklyn Establishment Republican’s hate blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas,” which appeared on Tuesday and Wednesday show that the Craig Eaton faction of the Brooklyn GOP is still obsessed with the (independent) Brooklyn Young Republican Club:

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    “Introducing Glenn Nocera’s Very Good Friend Michael Grimm Protester Louis Perrotta.”
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    “Introducing The Newest Stars Of The Sequel Of Dumb And Dumber.”

    It’s big news and big doin’s for Eaton’s guys to come with a few photos from last Sunday’s (independent) Brooklyn Young Republican Club Annual Christmas/Hanukkah Party. TJIUA’s photos show a packed house; not bad for a political club that “The Jig is Up Atlas” and its (regular staff) commentators say no longer exists. It must have been a reunion then!

  30. Where has all the GOP money gone? permalink
    December 16, 2011 1:04 am

    “Show me the money!!!!!”

    Wasn’t that line very big a few years ago when Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Cruise and Renée Zellweger were a lot younger?

    More recently, Craig Eaton’s KCRP used to brag about all the cash in their accounts. No bragging lately, though (even in “The Jig…”); for good reason — it looks like there is no more “cold cash” on hand.

    Where has all that money gone?

    • Broke Party permalink
      December 20, 2011 7:57 am

      No one wants to donate to a Republican Party busy fighting their own. The Republican hate blog causes potential donors to keep their wallets shut tight. Then the Republican Party needs to depend on selling their Wilson Pakula to raise any funds.

  31. "The [Brooklyn GOP] Jig ..." sends a mixed-up message about "Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio" Buffoons permalink
    December 17, 2011 2:30 pm

    As usual, the Brooklyn GOP and its media outlets, “The Jig is Up Atlas” and “Brooklyn GOP Radio” can’t stay out of their own way. That’s very odd since it’s largely attorney Eugene Berardelli (very largely) and a small coterie (very small) doing all of it.

    Doesn’t the graphic look like “The Jig…” found “Brooklyn GOP Radio” to be the “Buffoon of the Year”? You betcha, it sure does….

    From what we’re hearing this is typical of the mixed messaging one gets from Mr. Berardelli in personal conversations and in his legal papers, whether on his own toot, on behalf of the Kings County Republican Party or at his day job for The Novo Law Firm.

  32. Congressman Turner made unforced error in a "Happy Holidays" Shout-out to Brooklyn YRs permalink
    December 19, 2011 12:39 am

    One wonders how Bob Turner let himself get sucked into this. His staff should be making sure that the Congressman from Brooklyn and Queens DOES NOT GET HIMSELF INVOLVED in the constant in-fighting in the Brooklyn GOP, especially with the two, count ’em TWO (2), Brooklyn Young Republican Clubs…

    During the campaign, somebody bungled by mis-applying a $1000 donation that came from the well-established, long-running (since 1880) Brooklyn Young Republican Club headed by Jonathan Judge and Glenn Nocero to the parvenu and on paper only “Young Republicans” operation set up by Craig Eaton and headed by Russell Gallo. It was very interesting that Gallo, who was the Brooklyn GOP coordinator for the Turner Campaign until he got booted, never got around to correcting the mistake. Now, Turner’s office has screwed-up again; this time by sending a generic “Happy Holidays Thank You” to Gallo’s YRs and not to the Young Republican Club that did most of the work in the special election campaign.

    It would seem that Bob Capano, Turner’s top man in the district, should have helped the Congressman to steer clear of this mish-mash .

  33. Glenn Nocera permalink
    December 22, 2011 5:21 am

    The Brooklyn Young Republican Club is committed to ensuring that the people of the 27th State Senate district receive an honest and effective Senator to represent them in Albany.We believe the good people of this district deserve to be proud of their Senator again. We will be working tirelessly on making sure that person be a honest Republican, with values that reflect this great district. Far to long Brooklyn has endured the corruption from Vito Lopez’s Democrat machine. We will work with anyone who is willing to ensure that the 27th State Senate district and for that matter Brooklyn is finally done with the boss Tweed style of government, that the Democrat party has been fostering for years under the leadership of Boss Lopez.The Brooklyn Young Republican Club which was founded on the principles of ridding government of corruption over 131 years ago, stands strongly committed in making sure this goal becomes a reality.
    Glenn P. Nocera President of the Brooklyn Young Republican Club. Going Strong Since 1880.

  34. Craig Eaton under the bus -- AGAIN permalink
    December 25, 2011 1:38 am

    Republican Chairman Craig Eaton continues to struggle at being relevant as the nominal head of the nominal Republican Party in Brooklyn. His most recent vanity concoction fell on it’s face like his not-so-long-ago endorsement of Rick Perry.

    Eaton’s recent gambit was asking Governor Cuomo to schedule a special election for Kruger’s state senate seat to coincide with the GOP April 2012 Presidential Primary.

    Eaton was quickly shot down in a rant by Gatemouth on “Room Eight”; then somebody called “Gerry O’Brien” commented that Eaton was in this all on his own.

    • Not Gatemouth permalink
      December 25, 2011 9:59 pm

      This is too funny, by Gatemouth

      “Gerry O’Brien, a smart and talented operative who knows his way around a sentence (putting the lie to the rumor he writes the semi-literate homophobic GOP HATE BLOG “Craig’s Dick Is Up My Ass” –or whatever it’s called) did a great job here.”

  35. Not Glenny, No How! permalink
    December 26, 2011 1:35 pm

    In response to “The Jig is Up Atlas” Saturday, December 24, 2011 post:
    “Merry Christmas Jiggers”, “[somebody under the name of] Glenn Nocera said… *** As one of the leaders of the Republican Party in Brooklyn I am calling for this stupid in fighting, that’s been going on for over 2 years to end already. We can not afford to continue down this path. We need to fight Democrats not Republicans. Both these Blogs are a disgrace to the Republican party, and anyone who is behind these blogs should be ashamed of themselves….”

    “Glenn” [assuming that you are not the real GN], you couldn’t be more wrong. The splits in the Brooklyn GOP are very significant. Right now, winning the fight inside the GOP is more important than papering over the faultlines and electing anybody just because they have a sticker on their pictures saying “Republican”. Furthermore, there is no moral or substantive equivelence between what appears here on “ASIB” and what gets posted and commented upon in “TJIUA”.

    Keep this up, and we’ll have to start calling you “Berardelli’s Mini-Me”!!!!!

  36. Obrien Denounces "Jig Is Up My Ass" Blog permalink
    December 26, 2011 7:00 pm

    Gerry O’Brien said…

    “I have nothing to do with the Jig, and would be as happy as anyone else if their site disappeared.”

  37. Hardy Boy permalink
    January 4, 2012 2:52 pm

    Martin Golden’s Member Items Help Group That Helps Him
    By Chris Bragg

    Brooklyn Sen. Martin Golden has steered at least $770,000 in taxpayer funds to a nonprofit neighborhood group he founded, which often used the money to sponsor events that promoted the senator, records and interviews show.

    The member-item spending went to the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Beautification and Preservation Alliance, which held a summer concert series and ran a free bus service for neighborhood seniors – both named for Golden.

    The nonprofit’s executive director lobbied Golden last year about a bill the senator later introduced. Its main paid consultant for the concerts was also a paid staffer in Golden’s Senate office at the time. And Golden himself is still listed in state records as the nonprofit’s registered agent.

    Golden’s top aides say the deep connection between the senator and the nonprofit poses no conflict, and also reflects an Albany custom of directing member items to groups linked with governmental staffers – at least until then-Attorney General Andrew Cuomo cracked down starting in 2007.

    “A few years back the practice was fairly common, but I think it’s more recently been shied away from,” said Jerry Kassar, Golden’s longtime chief of staff, who spoke on the senator’s behalf. “We checked everything out, and you wanted to be sure you were in a situation where no one was asking questions. But there was definitely a point where the attorney general suggested these types of relationships no longer exist.”

    The tight web of connections between Golden and the Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Beautification and Preservation Alliance shines a spotlight on just how those relationships function – and on how they have proven increasingly controversial.

    Before 2006, the Senate did not even identify the sponsors of member items. In the last two years, however, the state eliminated member items entirely to balance the budget. The increased scrutiny came as city and state member-item scandals erupted in New York City and Albany – most recently, when an aide to Queens Sen. Shirley Huntley and three others were indicted for allegedly bilking a nonprofit founded and largely funded by Huntley.

    Susan Lerner, the executive director of Common Cause New York, said the relationship between Golden and the nonprofit he founded raises clear questions – even if all the group’s work is legitimate.

    “One of the big problems we see is that there’s all sorts of creative ways to do good while doing publicity at the same time,” said Lerner. “There’s nothing in the law that prevents this, but yet it’s deeply unsettling.”

    • Craig Eaton's hate blog plays POT to Boyland's KETTLE permalink
      January 6, 2012 12:24 am

      Brooklyn Republican Boss Craig Eaton (he wishes!!!) and his Brooklyn GOP hate blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas,” have taken tone deafness to a new level.

      TJIUA’s January 5, 2012 attempted beanball at Boyland and the Democrats doesn’t recognize that Eaton’s only home grown elected official, State Senator Martin Golden, may be facing the same kind of chin music in retaliation. Word on the streetis that we can expect something more from some local Dems over the questions raised by Chris Bragg’s article (see above) concerning the incestuous financing of the Bay Ridge-Besonhurst Preservation and Beautification Alliance.

  38. By Colin Campbell 1/05 10:01am Andrew Gounardes (Photo: Facebook) Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his formal State of the State speech, laying out a legislative agenda for the next year. In response to that, Republican State Senator Marty Golden sta permalink
    January 6, 2012 3:13 pm

    By Colin Campbell 1/05 10:01am

    Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his formal State of the State speech, laying out a legislative agenda for the next year. In response to that, Republican State Senator Marty Golden stated his disappointment with Governor Cuomo’s for not developing a full plan to address public safety and fraud. Now, his Democratic opponent, Andrew Gounardes, is criticizing Senator Golden’s criticism.

    “Unfortunately, Marty Golden strangely chose to criticize our Governor for being weak on public safety, despite the fact that the Governor proposed expanding the DNA database to cover all crimes,” Mr. Gounardes said in a statement this morning, apparently undaunted about challenging Senator Golden, a former police officer, on public safety issues.

    Mr. Gounardes then digs up the past and calls Senator Golden’s criticism “hypocritical and disingenuous,” due to a 2010 vote on legislation to require ammunition to have traceable microstamping. Senator Golden had missed the vote, but said he would have opposed the bill anyway.

    “Marty Golden’s criticism reeks of Casablanca,” the 26-year-old Democrat summed up, referencing the 1942 film famous for a scene containing fake outrage.

    Due to his connections to Senator Mike Gianaris, who heads the Senate Democrats’ campaign efforts, and his increasingly visible support from the Brooklyn Democratic organization, Gounardes looks to have the inside track to the Democratic nomination. However, depending on the final district lines, he’ll probably have an uphill battle to unseat the popular incumbent with strong fundraising chops.

  39. A Bad Day For Marty Golden permalink
    January 6, 2012 3:39 pm

    A Bad day For Marty Golden
    posted by Gatemouth
    Thu, 01/05/2012 – 8:18am

    Some time in the late fall came news that the Brooklyn Democratic Organization was actually interested in beating State Senator Marty Golden.

    First elected in 2002, when a clusterfuck of Democratic disloyalists, led by Carl Kruger, and including Dov Hikind, Mike Nelson, the Garson Crime Family and Steve Harrison jumped ship on a Democratic incumbent, Golden was unopposed in 2004, 2006 and 2008, often because of the active intervention of the organization (although purportedly anti-organization Democrats like Harrison also played a role).

    By contrast, in 2010, a Democrat did run, and the Party made less than a pro forma effort to help him.

    Some suspect all this was because the County organization was just too cozy having a Senate Republican around to do some of their contracts.

    Others called it smart politics.

    For years, local Democrats and Golden sycophants alike articulated the theory of The Mythical Golden Effect, whereby a challenge to the Bay Ridge Bloviator would result in so much money and effort expended on Golden’s behalf that it would impact against all local Democrats.

    When this was actually tested, in a very bad year for Democrats, the numbers pretty much proved that The Mythical Golden Effect did not exist, though that didn’t stop those with an interest in maintaining the status quo from maintaining that it did.

    In fact, in a bad Democratic year against the worst possible Democratic candidate –an openly gay leftist in an area that prefers its Democrats (and Republicans) to be closeted gay conservatives—Golden’s victory was not all that impressive.

    The Sen Dems now have their anointed one—a bright young man with supposed access to money named Andrew Gounardes, who, upon opinion and belief is a protégé of Queens State Senator Mike Gianaris, who heads the Senate Dems’ Campaign Committee.

    Gianaris is a Greek-American, and comes from the City’s largest Greek community, Astoria. Gounardes is a Greek-American and comes from the City’s second largest Greek community, Bay Ridge.

    Word is that in exchange for supporting Gounardes, Kings County Democratic Leader Vito Lopez was promised support by the bipartisan Greek political money types for the Comptroller campaign of Lopez favorite, Councilman Dominic Recchia. (Perhaps the recent coziness between Lopez loyalist District Leader Kevin Carroll and Greek-American Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis is part of the same package deal).

    Jonathan Yedin, a bright young Lopez protégé who had been the Party’s Executive Director and who’d been running for the Golden Senate seat, quickly took a dive, and Vito introduced Gounardes as the anointed one at the Party’s Christmas party.

    It now appears that Lopez will pull out all the stops necessary to make it look like he is pulling out all the stops for Gounardes. Come the fall, if it looks like a rabbit can be pulled from this hat, Lopez might actually even go for broke and really work the race.

    But that is not the sole bad news for Golden these days.

    Yesterday, City Hall News put the spotlight on Golden in an uncomfortable manner, spotlighting a group he’s funded bigtime.

    The Bay Ridge-Bensonhurst Beautification and Preservation Alliance was founded by Marty Golden around the time he decided he wanted to run for office. It has been financed with tax dollars by Republican electeds who wanted to help advance Golden’s career, and it exists solely for the purpose of publicizing Golden at taxpayer expense (I will spare you a blow by blow of the details, except to note that there seem to be even more blanks yet to be filled in, and they are probably not pleasant—go read the link).

    Therefore, I am renaming the group with a moniker which reflects both its politics and its inspiration. From now on, it shall be known as “The George W Bushwick Center.”

    Actually, that’s unfair to Vito Lopez.

    The Alliance is not a social services agency like Ridgewood-Bushwick, which came into being for its own reasons and then evolved into a political empire to further its social purposes. The Alliance is a political machine which runs programs and distributes money only because doing so furthers its political purposes.

    Yesterday also brought us the guilty plea of Carl Kruger’s co-defendant Richard Lipsky.

    As Kruger aficionados know, perhaps Kruger’s closest non-sexual associate, other than mother-in-law Dorothy “Hot Dot” Turano, was lobbyist Lipsky.

    They’ve been thisclose.

    The most hilarious non-Turano related detail of all the recent Kruger stories is that when investigators searched Lipsky’s apartment (with Kruger repeatedly calling during the visit), they found $106,000 in cash, $4,000 of it in a suit pocket to facilitate easy access.

    So guess what?

    A very quick review of Marty Golden’s Campaign Committee filings reveals the following gift.

    Filing Year Contributor Amt Date

    2011 LIPSKY, DOROTHY 3,000.00 18-DEC-10

    Just in case it isn’t obvious, this Dorothy (as opposed to Kruger’s Dorothy) is Richard’ wife (out of courtesy and because I had trouble formatting, I’ve left out Dorothy Lipsky’s address, but rest assured, it is the same as Richard’s). You know, the person who makes sure that the cash left around the house is nicely cleaned and pressed.

    Apparently, in this case, it was pressed upon Marty Golden.

    Really, Marty, isn’t it time to return this money?

    Dorothy could probably use it.

  40. "AAA" from the Brooklyn GOP Hate Blog, ykw permalink
    January 7, 2012 6:53 pm

    OMG, Marty Golden took some of the Kruger-related “Cold Cash”…
    Is the FBI looking into this?
    Is the US Attorney looking into this?
    Is DA Hynes looking into this?

    State Senator Golden “…has blood on his hands.””

    State Senator has to “…give back the money.”


  41. Eaton cited as TJIUA's principal beneficiary and also something called a "deep pocket"! permalink
    January 8, 2012 12:37 pm

    In preparation for some big dealings involving The Kings County Reoublican Party,its executive committee, several of its key operators (individually and in their capacity as Kings County Republican Party officers and executive members), a statistical analysis of the material appearing in the Brooklyn GOP hate blog, “TheJig is Up Atlas” disloses that the hat blog’s principal beneficiary is Brooklyn KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton (who conveniently is also a very “deep pocket”).

    Let’s see what happens next……

    • VICTORY !!!!! [ NOTE: "EATON CAPS"] permalink
      January 13, 2012 9:54 pm

      “…Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” — Winston Churchill after British victory in the “Battle of Egypt” [the second battle at El Alamein] and news of the successful “Operation Torch” [the Allied invasion of western North Africa: the U.S. forces at Casablanca; and Commonwealth forces at Oran].

      A similar momentous event happened in Brooklyn GOP politics yesterday. Under several threats of lawsuits, one such being the comment above, the nabbobs of the Brooklyn Republican establishment decided to put one of the Craig Eaton-Gene Berardelli-Russell Gallo media monsters under an electronic lock and key. KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton’s hate blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas” has been put into the “LOCK BOX” that had been unused since it was mentioned in connection with the Social Security Trust Fund during the 2000 Presidential Campaign.

      Let’s see what happens next…

      Certainly, one would expect public apologies from Eaton, Berardelli and Gallo. That and some cold cash from the KCRP and a couple of other “Deep Pocket(s)” in lieu of compensatory and punitive damages would also seem to be in order…. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ! ! ! ! !

  42. Berardelli-run Brooklyn GOP media helps make Republicans a laughing stock permalink
    January 9, 2012 8:57 pm

    It had been observed from the very outset of the Craig Eaton regime at the head of the KCRP that Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP establishment sucked at media. Now, after several years and elections, it looks like Eaton has given Berardelli an absolute and unrestricted agency to run all of the Brooklyn GOP’s media, including the Brooklyn GOP hate blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas” and other media PR operations, such as relations to the MSM.

    Attorney Eugene Berardelli is as effective as a hands-on political media and PR operative as the immediate operators and crews of “Titanic,” “Hindenberg” and “TWA Flight 800” were as passenger safety providers.

    While “The Jig…” parrots Berardelli’s stuff from another Brooklyn GOP blog (a truly bizarre new spinoff on the “Narcissus and Echo” theme), a city-wide/national magazine has reported on its political guy’s visit to Brooklyn GOP headquarters focusing on Berardelli and his very overworked right hand, Russell Gallo, and various other odd denizens at the location on the night of the Iowa Caucuses. This coverage is so indescribable, you need to see it for yourself….. …. It looks like Berardelli and company were merely there to be props for a very liberal/radical hit piece on socially conservative Republicans, like Rick Santorum.

    Keep up the good work, Gene!

  43. Berardelli seems proud of the trashing in the "New Yorker" article permalink
    January 10, 2012 8:32 am

    Attorney Eugene Berardelli of the Novo Law Firm and Law Vice Chairman of the Kings County Republican Party is manifestly of the school of thought that there is no bad publicity. People desparate for recogniton usually are. That is the only possible explainanation as to why his immenseness seems to be proud of the piece in the New Yorker by Mr. Marantz that is mentioned above.

    On the other hand, Mr. B might be a lot smarter than most people think. If advancing the public image of the Brooklyn GOP and that of its chairman, Sheepshead Bay attorney, Craig Eaton, is not his goal, then Berardelli has acheived a lot in the way of creating sound and fury signifying who knows what…. When and If we ever find out what that is, Mr. B may turn out a genius.

    Until that day comes, “What a maroon”!

  44. Marty Golden's Blessing permalink
    January 10, 2012 10:14 am

    Whatever the minions do they are still under the control and leadership of Senator Marty
    Golden and operate with his blessing. Marty must be so proud of his hate machine (the Brooklyn GOP) and his hate blog TJIUA.

  45. Gounardes' early moves force Golden's unsure hand(s) permalink
    January 11, 2012 11:13 pm

    The mere appearance of a legitimate Democratic candidate, such as Andrew Gounardes, has caused the State Senator Marty Golden machine to suddenly sputter and backfire; and can a perceptible stall be that far behind? A competitive evironment has also led to the kind of investigative scrutiny that Bay Ridge Manor Martin only used to get from The Village Voice and some LGBT blogs and rags.

    Cracks are showing in the Golden facade indicating flaws in its structural underpinnings. The Golden camp’s recent unforced errors, obviously in reaction to some of Gounardes’ early gambits, and the bad media damage control following those screwups show major weaknesses with Golden’s staff and with his consultants. A recent spate of bad city-wide press is just one example. Neither Golden nor his staff is very good at very much beyond local PR stunts, fund raising and fund-dispersing.

    Without the help of ALL of his powerful and near-powerful friends, State Senator Golden really can’t control very much. Since so many such “”friends” are neither reliable Brooklyn Republicans or committed Kassar-style Conservatives, they might be up for grabs if just plain Martin Golden continues to falter or if the golden Greek Gounardes picks up a little more steam.

  46. Were Eaton's Recent Picks Why "The Jig..." Was Made "Top Secret" permalink
    January 14, 2012 4:32 pm

    Right before Craig Eaton’s hate blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas,” became an “eyes only” “top secret” underground operation a few days ago, it put out two, count ’em two (2), posts about KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton’s most recent endorsements. One was for Mitt Romney, to be the GOP candidate for President of the United States and the other was for David Storobin, who is running in a Special Election to fill the Kruger vacancy in the New York State Senate. Were these two posts the reason that cellblock TJIUA went into almost complete lock down?

    What we do know is that these endorsement choices by Eaton are as unprincipled, puzzling and problematic as had been his choice a few years ago to back somebody named George Smith (well, you just do the computer search on that one and see what you think – it’s that incredible).

    The Romney endorsement is a strange one even for Eaton. Hadn’t Craig Eaton already endorsed a candidate who’s still in the race, Rick Perry? That’s what the NY Post reported last summer ( NY Post, August 31, 2011 by S.A. MILLER in DC and CARL CAMPANILE; . We’ve searched and have found no correction to that Post article, nor have we found any explanation by Chairman Eaton about the now-contradictory stances on presidential candidates. That leaves open several questions, the most interesting one being, “Will Chairman Eaton be endorsing Gingrich, Santorum and Ron Paul, as well?

    The Storobin choice is decidedly more imminent and more troubling. Since Chairman Eaton had a virtual carte blanche in selecting the GOP candidate in this Brooklyn Special Election, one would have expected a complete and open vetting process. Uh-uh! Not in Eatonworld…. As a result of the flim-flam approach that was followed, the Eaton crowd wants the Brooklyn GOP and the general electorate to think David Storobin is a Cracker Jack Republican candidate, instead what everybody is going to get is a large firecracker with its fuse fully aflame. Before David Storobin’s GOP candidacy is over with, George Smith will look as clean as the woman on the Ivory Snow box by comparison.

    If I were Eaton, I’d want all of this kept as secret as possible myself.

    • Proof of Berardelli's authorship of "The Jig is Up Atlas" is more likely reason for Electronic Lock Out permalink
      January 15, 2012 2:51 am

      A comparison of the endorsement postings that appeared in “The Jig is Up Atlas” immediately before it went “secret” showed that they tracked very closely with two postings in the “Brooklyn GOP Radio Official Show Blog” authored by Gene Berardelli. The latter appeared with the dateline: “Tuesday, January 10, 2012”.

      The titles of the posts on both blogs were virtually identical:
      “Brooklyn GOP Chair Craig Eaton Endorsements – Part I: Mitt Romney for President!” and “Brooklyn GOP Chair Craig Eaton Endorsements – Part II: David Storobin For State Senate!” So were the photos of Chairman Craig Eaton and the endorsed candidates, Romney and Storobin. The layouts and appearance of the postings in both blogs were quite similar, although the posting in “The Jig…” had an overlay of routine TJIUA gibberish along with highlighted material identical to that appearing in the “Brooklyn GOP Radio Official Show Blog”.

      Although one might readily conclude that all of these postings shared a common authorship, Gene Berardelli: only the ones appearing in the “Brooklyn GOP Radio Official Show Blog” actually carried the “Gene Berardelli” byline.

  47. Here's the real deal permalink
    January 15, 2012 5:14 pm

    Rumor has it that some very powerful democrats and RINOs contacted Gerald Obrien and had him shut down the “jig.”

    Eugene Berardelli and Russell Gallo (Head Moron In Charge) had their (there) arms twisted by Golden’s other henchmen Obrien and Kassar who themselves are rumored to have authored anonymous attacks all over the internet including the “jig” against republicans and democrats alike.

    As far as I have heard Craig Eaton was clueless. Big surprise.

    Where have James McCall, LRP, and JJJ gone? If there was ever a time for “regime change” it is now.

    Throw ALL the bums out starting with Golden and going straight down to Eaton, Gallo, and Beradelli.

  48. The realer deal permalink
    January 15, 2012 9:04 pm

    The realer deal is Gerald Obrien could no longer collect his fee from the KC Gop.

    • If O'Brien could do something it make it stop, he probably did something to make it go permalink
      January 15, 2012 9:44 pm

      In the days leading up to the “jig” becoming a sign-in access blog, a few people who spoke to O’Brien and he mentioned to them that it was possible that something was going to be done about the “jig” because so many people didn’t like it.

      Was that just a coincidence? Probably not.

  49. No pay No play permalink
    January 15, 2012 10:22 pm

    The only “people” who “didn’t like” the “jig” anymore are those who could no longer receive pay for their services. O’Brien is to the “jig” like Axelrod is to Obama.

  50. Here's the real deal permalink
    January 16, 2012 1:00 pm

    Rumor has it that issues that were raised in Senator Marty Golden’s office and pushed by several members of his staff have further fractured the already broken Brooklyn GOP.

    As evidence I submit an email that has made its rounds by being forwarded to several GOP insiders. The orginal author would shock and scare most GOPers in BKLYN. The sentiment of the following text is not an isolated one I can assure you.

    Let’s see what happens next…

    email text:

    Gotta be honest, I don’t see the point anymore in going all out for anyone anymore. It’s clear that they’re about aiding and helping Democrats and keeping their shrinking positions which they will eventually lose. I would help specific ADs that’s about it. The Brooklyn GOP within 10 years will be Manhattan and the Bronx, but that’s the way they want it.

  51. Here's the real deal permalink
    January 16, 2012 4:51 pm

    David Storobin was one of David Weprin’s (democrat that lost to Bob Turner) biggest donors. Check the Board of Elections disclosure reports.

    I wonder what Bob Turner thinks about that one?

    David Storobin is running for the 27th Senate District which cuts through the 47th and 48th Assembly Districts. However, a search on the Board of Elections site reveals that Storobin (a supposed Republican) never gave any money to Brian Doherty or Phyllis Carbo; both of whom were candidates for the assembly running on the Republican line.

    I wonder what Russell Gallo and Elaine Guido think about that one?

    David Storobin is also rumored to have supported Peter Cipriano (Storobin gave him money) and Joseph Hayon. Hayon incidentally was defeated in his bid to topple the Brooklyn GOP choice for District Leader Boris Pincus.

    I wonder what Craig Eaton thinks about that one?

    David Storobin has Joseph Hayon on his team. Hayon is a guy that believes that if homosexuals pray then they can be cured.

    I wonder what Storobin thinks about that one?

  52. Racist Gallo permalink
    January 16, 2012 9:50 pm

    Eugene B and R. Gallo, both well known authors of the Jig hate Jews with a passion.

    In the above post by “Storobin Is A Democrat”, R. Gallo, the real author, attacked everyone Jewish or supportive of Jews.

    David Storobin — Jewish
    David Weprin — Jewish

    Peter Cipriano — not Jewish — supported Jews and was supported by Jews

    Boris Pincis — Jewish — attacked by the Jig

    Hayon’s Jewish belief on homosexuals

    Fidler should play the racist card.

    Gallo did what to help his fellow Jewish Republican David Storobin?

    Attack Storobin on the GOP radio.

    • Gene B is a loser permalink
      January 17, 2012 1:06 pm

      Gene B. is the smartest and most powerful Brooklyn GOP leader. A lone individual managed to ensure GOP losses throughout Brooklyn by influencing the rest of the GOP on the most lousy talking points and acting only to ensure a GOP loss.

      1) Republicans can’t win
      2) Supporting and opposing wars int he same breath
      3) Refusing support fromt he YR’s when running for office
      4) Promising support, but never fulfilling it
      5) Unless it was to ensure the loss of the better candidate in a primary

      • Pinky and the Brain permalink
        January 17, 2012 4:40 pm

        Gene B is a loser. He is the brains behind the current GOP juggernaut.

        God help us.

        Speaking of losers, has anyone heard from his balding sidekick Russ G?

        Didn’t think so.

        As they say (or used to), Payback is a mofo.


  53. THEY"RE BAAAAAACK.......... permalink
    January 17, 2012 8:52 pm

    Scary stuff, kids!!!!!!!!

    Things like: “The Return of AAA” — OOOOOOH! Gotcha, didn’t I;
    BOOH!!!!! “Breaking News: Brooklyn GOP Radio Credentialed For CPAC”;
    “Embattled City Comptroller John Liu’s Electric Problem” AHEEEEE!!!!;
    “An Inside Look At The Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club.” Sorry, not scary, really boring;
    “Will Lew Fidler Denounce Frank Seddio?” …snzzzz…ornkgh…. ornkgh…snzzzz (sorry dozed off there)

    Okay, it’s the routine crap from you’re favorite old “The Jig is Up Atlas” crew led by our favorite Morons Number One and Number Two, the Bevis and Butthead of the Brooklyn GOP, Berardelli and Gallo.

    Follow them now at:…/.html

  54. Jake and The Fat Man permalink
    January 17, 2012 10:01 pm

    Little do Jake and the Fat Man know but those who are planning to attend CPAC are already laughing at these two macaloons.
    What interesting dinner conversation the two of them will make with snickers ,snide looks and sniggers directed at these two buffoons.
    “Let’s toast the great Brooklyn GOP” they will declare with great glee and a song;
    While whispering about “the Brooklyn Republican Party really belongs to Mike Long!”

  55. Berardell & Gallo still voice of the Brooklyn GOP --- seem to be okay with extreme candidates permalink
    January 19, 2012 12:53 am

    On January 12th Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo’s program devoted significant time discussing the special election in the 27th Senate District. Moron #1 and Moron #2 spent most of the time in that segment with various disparaging comments about the Democrat candidate, Lew Fidler; interestingly, none of their chatter contained anything to convince any real Republican or conservative minded voter to support David Storobin.

    Maybe, the January 19th GOP Blog Radio program will actually talk about who Storobin is and what he really stands for. Almost everyday lately, there have been disclosure and charges indicating that David Storobin and his blogs might have been associated with extreme right-wing and racist blogs. These kinds of charges need to be addressed sooner rather than later. Either debunk them or acknowledge them — don’t ignore them.

    As for discussion of presidential candidates, the most pithy quote of the week was from District Leader Gene Dougherty: “I Like Perry, to be honest with you… I want an arch-conservative, I want a tyrant…” (Berardelli and Gallo seemed okay with that).

    • Berardell & Gallo let slip about "NEW FORMAT" permalink
      January 19, 2012 1:02 am

      Gene Berardelli and Gallo also let it slip that “Brooklyn GOP Blog Radio” was following a “new format”…

      This was something that occurred simultaneously with the lockdown of “The Jig is Up Atlas… that’s interesting

  56. Berardelli -- Gallo Still A Team As Eaton's Propagandists permalink
    January 21, 2012 2:07 am

    Eugene Berardelli is clearly becoming the Brooklyn Republican Party’s Joseph Goebbels. (Don’t Eugene Berardelli and Joseph Goebbels fit nicely in a sentence together; and how many things can fit nicely with Mr. Berardelli in any other limited space?)

    Somebody (and we suspect it’s self-promoter Berardelli himself) is putting it out there that Congressman Turner’s win in the last special election and David Storobin’s expected strong challenge to Lew Fidler is somehow connected to Mr. Berardelli’s horrible City Council race against Fidler in 2009. That tidbit of propaganda showed up on two successive presentations of the Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio program. One of those kudos for Berardelli was attributed to The Beloved Leader Kim Il Eaton.

    However, clearly more worthy of inspection and condemnation are the rants of that racist propagandist and sociopath, Russell Gallo. His military, strategic and geopolitical insights run the gamut from “hate” to “homicide”. To him war means killing and that means killing everybody if necessary in order to win (One can guess that Gallo is not a follower of Sun Tzu). Ole Sarge Gallo again showed his rank disrespect for his own chain of command from the top down by saying they were despicable for calling for criminal investigations of the videos showing U.S. servicemen defiling corpses in the Afghan War. He tried to prove his point by saying that during World War II in the Pacific we burned people and that everybody knows that Lincoln’s generals, Sherman and Grant, would be found guilty of war crimes if their deeds had showed up on YouTube.

    • Berardelli called "non-existant" by Storobin permalink
      February 15, 2012 1:17 am

      As we noted in the January comment above, preposterous claims were made by Russell Gallo and Gene Berardelli (along with the attribution of simmilar comments to Party Chairman Craig Eaton) that Mr. Berardelli’s 2009 hard-fought race against Councilman Lew Fidler was the beginning of the Republican turn-around in southwest Brooklyn.

      Yesterday, Republican Candidate David Storobin put out a press release that put Mr Berardelli’s 2009 campaign in a somewhat different light; he referred to candidate Gene Berardelli as “a non-existent opponent” to Councilman Fidler.

      • Gene B Exists permalink
        February 15, 2012 12:31 pm

        Gene B — non-existent? How’s that possible?!? Whenever it gets dark, they ask Gene to move away from the sun.

  57. Gallo's "Ron Paul Derangement Syndrome" permalink
    January 21, 2012 12:03 pm

    This is how Russell Gallo thinks and is quite happy to present to the world as his version of good Republicanism: It’s good to present Obama and the Democrats as making America the “Food Stamp Nation”; it’s even better to do that and present the Republicans as the party comfortable with making America the “War Crimes Nation”.

    Gallo is so extreme in his latter point of view that had an “on air” [really “on blog”] meltdown on this week’s Berardelli-Gallo GOP [Blog} Radio show over the thought that 20% of Republicans anywhere might be supporting Ron Paul for President. Gallo says that Ron Paul and Paul’s libertarians aren’t real Republicans, because they didn’t and still don’t support George W. Bush’s wars.

    That seems to be a Gallo litmus test for good Republicanism: FOR WARS, GOOD — AGAINST WARS, BAD!

  58. Romney's worst week becoming his two worst weeks permalink
    January 24, 2012 12:19 am

    Here’s how the candidate most recently backed by Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton did at last night’s debate in Tampa —-

    Romney was asked how he could reconcile his pledge that he wouldn’t order mass deportations of undocumented immigrants with his promise to crack down on illegal immigration. Romney answered, “…self-deportation.” According, to Romney, if the nation’s immigration laws are enforced undocumented workers will return to their home countries once employment opportunities dry up. “If people don’t get work here, they’re going to self-deport to a place where they can get work.”

    BRILLIANT! That’s the best Romney quote since Mitt Romney’s dad said that he’d been “…brainwashed…” about Viet Nam.

    btw, soon afterward a questioner pointedly asked if we can call “self-deportation” an illegal immigration enforcement program or policy, then isn’t that’s what is in effect right now.

    • Is Romney hoping that there will be more jobs in Mexico than here in the good old U.S.A. permalink
      January 24, 2012 8:15 pm

      Is Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” immigration policy based on an assumption or a hope that some time in the near future there will more jobs opportunaties in Mexico than there would be in the United States?

      It sure seems that way. Otherwise, how would it work?

  59. Closer to home, there is only one GOP operative who might get Storobin into the NYS Senate permalink
    January 24, 2012 9:10 pm

    He’s the same key man who did as much or more to deliver the Brooklyn section of the 9th C.D. for Bob Turner than any other Brooklyn Republican last year.

    If it’s possible to bail out David Storobin’s badly started campaign in the 27th State Senatorial District, one Sephardic Orthodox Jewish Republican man might be the one person to do it.

    The word is that a majority of “theological” or scholarly Orthodox Jewish “leaders” who backed Congressman Turner in his special election have already committed to backing Lew Fidler in spite of his liberal position on “social issues” in the current “special” in much of the same area. Only one person can do the kind of heavy lifting necessary to turn them around.

    • Storobin for Senate permalink
      January 25, 2012 7:39 am

      Must be Ed Koch!

      January 25, 2012 8:05 pm

      What happened to the “Storobin for Senate… Must be Ed Koch” reply to the comment above?

      “Ed Koch” was such a great guess except that he’s NOT FROM BROOKLYN…NOT REPUBLICAN…NOT A SEPHARDIC ORTHODOX JEW and arguably very unlikely to any heavy lifting to turn around the “theological” or scholarly Orthodox Jewish leaders from supporting Lew Fidler, because

      • POW!!!! permalink
        January 25, 2012 8:07 pm

        Out of nowhere it just reappeared — crazy stuff, kids….

  60. Obama -- "We've Come Too Far to Turn Back Now...." permalink
    January 25, 2012 12:11 am

    Are you going to take that sitting down, or are you going to do something about it?

  61. New hate blog continues common threads of "The Jig..." permalink
    January 30, 2012 12:20 am

    The Brooklyn GOP’s NEW HATE BLOG, “POLITICS IN BROOKLYN,” is every bit as hateful and unprofessional as its direct predecessor, “The Jig is Up Atlas.” It remains the very visible expression record of the lack sense and sensibility of the Brooklyn GOP Chairman, Craig Eaton.

    • Very Visibly Expressive permalink
      January 30, 2012 8:35 pm

      And the lack of sense and sensibilty of Eaton’s master Marty Golden

      • For many, many, many reasons permalink
        January 30, 2012 11:18 pm

        Truth said…

  62. Romney for all the wrong reason -- Gingrich for the rightest reasons of all permalink
    January 30, 2012 11:58 pm

    Fredric Dicker’s column in the January 30th New York Post, “New York GOPers fearing a ‘disaster’ Gingrich victory”, said it all when it came to the who, what, where and how New York Republicans are getting it all wrong trying to pick a presidential candidate and to run a successful party in New York. Now, some of these guys have shown their filthy hand as to why their backing Romney and others are even ready to give up on Romney to back an uncommitted slate. All — ALL because they fear that a real Republican, like Newt Gingrich, at the top of the NYS GOP ticket in 2012 will be too tough for them to deal with.

    In short, each and every Republican “leader” quoted by Fred Dicker showed their lack of core Republican principles and their cowardice. They are a bunch of self-servers first and principled Republican Party activists not-at-all. To them, it looks like 1964 and Barry Goldwater all over again. For the rest of us, we can only wish it were so.

    The New York State Republican Party represented by the “leaders” in the Dicker article needs to be battered down in 2012; and a Newt Gingrich Presidential Candidacy is the perfect battering ram to do that. With Newt at the top of a GOP ticket it will mean “out with the old” Republicans and “in with the New Republicans.” IF NEWT WINS nationally his people will sweep into the NYS Republican Party and take no prisoners. If NEWT loses, we start with a NEW Republican Party in New York — it’s a WIN-WIN!!!!

    Support Gingrich for President now and he’ll support a real new GOP in New York for the foreseeable future.

  63. David Storobin must come clean permalink
    January 31, 2012 8:39 pm

    David Storobin needs to stop the bleedy about any skin-head connection to his nationalist-internationalist blogs.

    Attempted secrecy and stonewalling at press conferences with his Rabbi won’t cut it.

    Storobin needs to re-release his blog articles that have been taken down — unless, of course, they really are racist.

    What’s been quoted so far — apparently attempting to justify Serbian genocide in the Baltics is not a very good start.

    • David Storobin has to do more to clear things up -- this looks like a stonewall operation permalink
      February 1, 2012 11:29 pm

      Storobin’s photo album doesn’t prove a thing about his possible skin-head and other extremist “CONNECTIONS”.

  64. GOP Hate Radio Launches Unmodualted Attacks on GOP Presidential Candidates permalink
    February 1, 2012 12:25 am

    Brooklyn GOP Regulars Gene Berardelli, Russell Gallo, Vinny Boccino, and Henry Malave [all Eaton supporters] are the voice of the Brooklyn GOP that regularly can be heard on Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio. Just like the perps who operated the virtually defunct blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas” and now maintain the currently active GOP hate blog “Politics in Brooklyn,” these individuals engage in incendiary and hateful speech posing as political commentary. — WITH HELP LIKE THIS… WITH FRIENDS LIKE THIS… The GOP in Brooklyn doesn’t need enemies.

    This week they featured attacks on every Republican Candidate for president including Romney and Gingrich. Semi-regular Jacob Kornbluh unequivocally attacked everybody but Mitt Romney, saving his most potent venom for Newt Gingrich. — WITH HELP LIKE THIS… WITH FRIENDS LIKE THIS… The GOP candidates who will be running in Brooklyn don’t need enemies.

    Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio also announced that it would be the Wednesday Brooklyn GOP operation at the David Storobin Campaign Headquarters for the 27th State Senatorial District. Interestingly, they joked how it is actually located on Coney Island Avenue inside the senate district of Marty Golden. — WITH HELP LIKE THIS… WITH FRIENDS LIKE THIS… David Storobin doesn’t need enemies.

  65. Russell Gallo? Really, our Russell Gallo? We don't think so. permalink
    February 2, 2012 10:14 pm

    Everybody, should take a good close look at the January 25, 2012 posting ostensibly by Russell Gallo in “Brooklyn GOP Radio — Official Show Blog”. It’s entitled “Rise Above Lew Fidler’s Hate”

    Is there anybody out there who thinks that Russell Gallo wrote that item? Gallo’s got as much … er…straw as the Scarecrow had before he met the WIZ. That hysterical hissy fit of Fidler bashing, desperately trying to get Storobin’s chestnuts out of the fire, is much too corpulent for Gallo.

    “Corpulent”, hmm — as in “Supersize it”. Oh, that’s it — JABA GENE!

    • Jaba Gene Berardelli accused of making a "disappeared" comment at "Room 8" blog, then accusation "disappeared" permalink
      February 4, 2012 12:31 am

      There was a comment that appeared briefly on the blog, “Room 8”, which “appeared” as if it were from some Russian-hating Democrat from the 27th Senatorial District in Brooklyn. The comment complimented
      “Gatemouth”, somebody who regularly posts on “Room 8”, for exposing David Storobin as an agent or deep-cover mole placed in the United States by Vladimir Putin and other Russian nationalists.

      Shortly afterward, a counter-comment appeared that charged “AAA” or some other Brooklyn Rpeublican operative had made the comment under a “false flag”. The counter-comment specifically named Jaba Gene Berardelli as a top suspect as the internet agent provocateur.

      Both comment were soon scrubbed by the moderators at “Room 8”

      • "AAA" - Eaton - Berardelli - Gallo are still on "...a three hour tour..." permalink
        February 4, 2012 1:37 pm

        Ah, such a lonely job. “They” are the trees that fall in the forest with nobody there to hear them. “They” are the media crew of the Brooklyn Republican Party during the regime of Craig Eaton. “They” have shut down Brooklyn GOP hate blog #1, “The Jig is Up Atlas” and have replaced it with Brooklyn GOP hate blog #2, “Politics in Brooklyn”. “They” want the world to think that “They” are now only “AAA”; however, Eaton, Berardelli, Gallo are still mixed up in their self-created media-mess up to their elbows.

        The new GOP hate blog “Politics in Brooklyn” operated by blog-master “AAA” is about as successful as anything else run by of for the Brooklyn GOP under Chairman Eaton. After three weeks up and running, a sidebar to “Politics in Brooklyn” entitled: “Followers — Join this sight — with Google Friend Connect [link]” indicates that “There are no members yet. Be the first! [link]”

        “They” — “AAA”, Eaton, Berardelli, Gallo “and all the rest” are still stuck all alone on their own special “Gilligan’s Island”. Like verse two of their theme song says:

        “Now this is the tale of the castways, they’re here for a long, long time, they’ll have to make the best of things, it’s an uphill climb. The first mate and the Skipper too, will do their very best, to make the others comfortable, in the tropic island nest. No phone, no lights no motor cars, not a single luxury, like Robinson Crusoe, as primative as can be. So join us here each week my freinds, you’re sure to get a smile, from [all the] stranded castways, here on “Gilligan’s Isle.”

  66. Padavan = Wrong way Republicanism permalink
    February 5, 2012 12:19 pm

    One doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry. The last bastion and redoubt of the establishment Republicans in New York is the New York State Senate. The governing philosophy of that GOP-run body is “Liberal-Democrat Lite” with a superficial overlay of jabber-jive social conservative positions that are politically unworkable given the overriding politics in this state. For people looking for a Republican rebirth in New York, a stand-alone Republican State Senate majority is part of an ongoing problem, not part of the solution.

    Now, the Republican State Senate leadership is pushing forward unsuitable candidate after unsuitable candidate in districts where good well-vetted Republican candidates might stand a decent chance of success. For people looking for a Republican rebirth in New York, a stand-alone Republican State Senate majority is part of an ongoing problem, not part of the solution.

    Judging from the latest post on the new Brooklyn GOP hate blog, “Politics in Brooklyn” the newest unsuitable candidate looks like it will be Frank Padavan, who is neither new nor particularly relevant to Brooklyn politics. Enough about him for now; in due course, we’ll lay out all of the reasons why he is a very broken valise.

    The take-away here is: “For people looking for a Republican rebirth in New York, a stand-alone Republican State Senate majority is part of an ongoing problem, not part of the solution.”

  67. Conservatives and Independent Republicans Outpace the Brooklyn GOP in Storobin Effort permalink
    February 7, 2012 12:57 am

    Contacts inside the Storobin Campaign have indicated that a phenomenon of the Turner Special Election Campaign in Brooklyn is being repeated in the current Storobin election operation. More volunteers are showing up at Storobin Headqaurters from the Conservative Party than from the Brooklyn GOP. Another interesting item is that some of David Storobin’s key volunteers are from a faction of Brooklyn Republicans independent of Chairman Eaton’s crowd.

    • Commissar Kassar permalink
      February 7, 2012 11:16 pm

      Watch it Liam/Will/Opportunist.

      If you didnt write the above comment then you certainly leaked the info to the turd that did.

      You dont want this.

      • Commissa Gene permalink
        February 10, 2012 10:25 am

        Hey Russell! Isnt it nice to run off to CPAC instead of organizing volunteers to help David?

      • Is that an aftershock, a tremor of intent or just a little gas? permalink
        February 11, 2012 2:09 pm

        The rumbling from the Storobins is that there are some volunteers being brought into Storobin’s campaign by the Conservative Party and they are being organized by Wil/Liam McCabe, but there are very few coming in with the Republicans led by “…J-T-C-O-B pronounced ‘Russell’ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…!” Gallo. Of course, Gallo has had to phone it all in this week because he and the rest of the Brooklyn GOP poseurs had to go off to play like politicians at C-PAC – a pursuit that will accomplish nothing for the Brooklyn GOP in general, or for the Storobin State Senate Campaign in particular.

        btw, apart from the threat above being quite hollow; Wil/Liam, who some might view as an “opportunist”, is at least a hardworking and insightful one. He is beginning to see that, as far as the Brooklyn GOP is concerned, they have little or nothing to deal. All the key Conservatives know that Eaton’s arm can be easily twisted until it breaks off and the bloody stump can be used to bludgeon him into submission. Liam McCabe and the Conservatives know from experience that the Brooklyn G-Oz-P “… never gave nothing to the Tin Man that he didn’t already have….”

        Everybody should “Try Brioschi — Try Brioschi!” I’ll bet the rumbling will subside.

  68. Thanks for the confirmation; that was better than FedEx, UPS or the Postal Service permalink
    February 8, 2012 11:54 am

    BTW, would you be talkin’ about the Right Honorable ‘Liam McCabe? Fine fellow, I hear.

    Not our source, of course. But, surely, you knew that.

    Liam, watch ‘ur back. These guys are real [fill in as you see fit].

  69. Gallo now a 99 %er who wants to join OWS in "Canyon of Heroes" against 1%er Giants permalink
    February 8, 2012 4:30 pm

    Grumpy-Gus Gallo is at it again. The New York Giants are “FAUX HEROES” according to “…J-T-C-O-B pronounced ‘Russell’ HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…!” Gallo in his February 6, 2012 article in the “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio – Official – Show Blog”. [ canyon of faux heroes ]

    According to old “Sarge”Gallo there shouldn’t be any parades in New York City until the City has thrown an Iraq Victory Parade (As usual, Sergeant Gallo is dissing his own chain of command, who’ve specifically requested that such parades be withheld until the end of hostilities in the Afghan. But that’s the kind of griping sad sack garret-trooper Sergeant “J-T-C-O-B” Gallo is….)

    It should specifically be noted that he of the ill-famed Gallo-ism has thrown in with his good buddies of the “Occupy Wall Street” crowd in calling the Giants Victory Paraders, “…one percent- multimillionaires who are paid handsomely to play a game” (as if there were something wrong with that). Gallo’s main criticism isn’t aimed at the players; it’s target at “ … these fans … the unemployed, union workers, business executives, and politicians [who] will fawn over their “heroes” that managed to win a ballgame on Sunday that many of us played when we were children.” ( Maybe, that’s Gallo’s real whine – plain and simple – he played some kind of football as a kid and never got anywhere with it.).

    Back to Gallo’s formal bitch — now, neither New York City nor the Giants shouldn’t have a parade because they don’t fit Russell Gallo’s definition of hero. — btw, Mr. Gallo does fit into his own definition of hero just because he says so (ie., Gallo defines himself as a hero without ever telling anybody what he’s done that’s heroic).

    Read Gallo’s article (cited above) — it’s a classic of a priori assumption piled upon a priori assumption leading to a faux a posteriori conclusion.

    What next, Bonus Marchers and Hooverville encampments on the Anacostia Flats? WHAT KIND OF LEFT WING FREAK IS THIS GUY, RUSSELL GALLO ??? Even “Room Eight’s” Gatemouth agrees with him about this….

  70. Who's doing whose bidding when it comes to the new state senate lines permalink
    February 9, 2012 8:36 pm

    Are the Brooklyn Republican Chairman Craig Eaton and the only Republican governnment representative elected in a completely Brooklyn district, State Senator Martin Golden, bowing down in homage and fealty to Brooklyn Democratic Assemblyman Dov Hikind over the new district lines? To judge by the Brooklyn Republicans’ new hate blog, “Politics in Brooklyn,” what Dove Hikind says about new district lines should be treated like holy writ. We didn’t know that Golden and Eaton read such things from right to left.

    Word is that if Craig Eaton is consulted, if at all, it’s only after the fact on real political matters.

    State Senator Golden’s majority caucus had input into the new lines for the “Super Jewish” senate district, which would be perfect fit for Democrats like David Greenfield, Simcha Felder, or Noach Dear; such lines would not be good for either of the candidates now running in the special election for the present 27th S.D.

    • Wag the Dog permalink
      February 10, 2012 8:06 pm

      Look at it a different way. The Brooklyn Conservative Party probably had more to do with the new senate lines than anybody else in the Republican Party whose name isn’t Skelos or Golden. After all, they backed David Greenfield before.

  71. JACK BENTON !!! What’s up with the Kings County Republican Party Executive Committee “Sergeant at Arms”?? permalink
    February 10, 2012 10:33 am

    Why is Benton listed on a published list of 266 Community Leaders who announced their support for Councilman Lew Fidler for State Senate and authorized their names and, in some case, party affiliations and titles to be used?

    Under the very flamboyant Red-White-and-Blue fiddle logo of the Fidler Campaign on sees:
    “Lew Fidler for State Senate – He Gets Things Done. For Us – Here are Hundreds of Religious, Civic, Ethnic &Community Leaders Who Publicly Support Lew Fidler for State Senate”

    Following not far below the name of former mayor Ed Koch is “Jack Benton – Past Republican District Leader – 41st A.D.” Jack Benton’s name and his “former” Republican title clearly appear among the 266 Community Leaders who publically announced their support for Councilman Lew Fidler for State Senate.

    How did the Fidler campaign miss the fact that Mr. Benton is a current member of the Brooklyn GOP Executive Committee and is the party’s “Sergeant at Arms”? Maybe, it’s the same way that “Brooklyn – Website of the Kings County Republican Committee” missed the fact that Mr. Benton is not still the current State Committee Member (District Leader along with Gladys Pemberton) of the 41st A.D., as it appears under the “About Us” tab.

    The real question in all of this is: “What kind of Republican Party is Chairman Craig Eaton running in Brooklyn?”

    • Democrat blogger defends Eaton and Benton over Fidler endorsement permalink
      February 10, 2012 7:57 pm

      A relatively complete history or explanation of L’Affaire Benton-Eaton-Fidler was provided by one of the routine Democratic sources in response to substantially similar material to what was contained in the comment above [See “Room Eight”: 2-10-12 Gatemouth comment “Benton” to Gatemouth’s 2-9-12 post: “The Gateway (Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts Edition)”].

    • Is 2010 Brooklyn GOP "Man of the Year" endorsing and supporting Lew Fidler for State Senate? permalink
      February 12, 2012 9:25 pm

      What’s up with a 2010 Brooklyn GOP honoree going with Lew Fidler?

      At the 2010 Republican Lincoln Dinner Republican Chairman Craig Eaton announced, “You continue to be part of the largest reorganization of a county Republican committee in decades, and the funds we raise this evening will enable us to move forward with our aggressive agenda. This agenda includes reaching out to every corner of the borough to energize and motivate Republicans of all ages, ethic origins and faiths.”


      Case in point: THE 2012 SPECIAL ELECTION to fill the State Senate seat for the 27th S.D. and one of your 2010 Lincoln Dinner Honorees

      The reason we ask, after we posted the comment above about Jack Benton and the helter skelter activity of the Brooklyn GOP behind your chosen nominee, David Storobin, someone called and asked about Bob Tracey. According to the caller a “Bob Tracey – a Community Board 18 Member” was also among the 266 Community Leaders that endorsed Lew Fidler. In that call, the source indicated that the person in question is the very same Bob Tracey of Tracey Real Estate, 3619 Avenue S, Brooklyn, NY 11234, who was your “2010 Kings County Republican Party – Lincoln Dinner – ‘Business Man of the Year’.” According to contemporary news accounts of that event , “… Businessman of the Year Robert Tracey … is founder and owner of Tracey Real Estate, who trademarked the “Brooklyn Proud” logo in 2004.” [Brooklyn Daily Eagle, “Broklyn GOP Hits Comeback Trail”, 5/17/2010 by Harold Egeln: (] This looks like another big CATCH by Lew Fidler’s campaign from among YOUR PERSONAL LIST of GOP insiders.

      If this is not the same Bob Tracey who was your “Man of the Year,” or if it is the same Bob Tracey, but he has GOP connections that aren’t personal to you, please get back to us; and we’ll continue this comment and be as fair to you as possible.

  72. A debt to David Storobin permalink
    February 12, 2012 12:11 pm

    There is plenty of time left in the special election campaign for David Storobin to win the seat vacated by Carl Kruger. The early engagement between Lew Fidler and David Storobin provided much more heat than light. One can only hope what follows is much more issue based.

    Already all Brooklyn Republicans owe Mr. Storobin a significant debt, regardless of the outcome of this campaign. The course that he took to get the Republican line and the campaign he is now running as the Brooklyn GOP candidate demonstrates almost everything that is and has been wrong with the Brooklyn GOP since 2007 (a/k/a the era of the Craig Eaton Regime).

    The Storobin candidacy shows that the Brooklyn GOP is only about defining “in” and defining “out” — David Storobin started by being defined “out” or alligned with the “outs” of the Brooklyn Republican Party; and by some (his supporters say necessary) maneuvers worked his way “in”(btw, defining Storobin “in” to the Brooklyn Establishment GOP is virtually the only “growth” in the establishment wing of the party since 2007). In a series of annointings David was lifted higher and higher in the Brooklyn GOP until he achieved his current goal of being the GOP candidate in a competitive race in the 27th S.D. [Somehow related to all that, he also obtained the Conservative Party line; but he unfortunately failed to get an important independent line]. All of that showed what somebody has to do to get the Brooklyn GOP’s nominal support as a candidate.

    For its part, having put Storobin out there as its candidate, what is the Brooklyn GOP doing for him? (I’m not talking about Golden, Skelos and the State Senate GOP — that’s for another post) I mean what are the District Leaders and the club members [State Committee and Gop-appointed inspectors] inside the 27th S.D. doing to help the Storobin Campaign? (We’re told that only one or two have done anything — and that’s not very much so far.) What is County Chairman Craig Eaton doing to whip the effort for Storobin? ( It’s too cold for crickets –so we’ve heard nothing.) What is coming into the district from the rest of the Brooklyn GOP? (That remains to be seen… so far really not very much — we’ve heard about a few nights of “ins” and a few nights of “outs” — that’s it.)

    So far the David Storobin is showing everybody the “hung out to dry” phase of Brooklyn GOP support — let’s see if that changes.

    Until then, be sure to thank David for what he’s done so far — moving “in” and giving the Brooklyn GOP a real candidate it can run-with, when and if it chooses to do so.

  73. "Politics in Brooklyn" -- Still no news -- Still no new members permalink
    February 13, 2012 12:12 pm

    It’s a month already; where does the time fly?

    The Brooklyn GOP’s new hate blog run by “AAA” continues to say nothing of significance and still has no new members.

    Well done, AAA, keep up the good work.

  74. Berardelli reports about Gallo's and his amazing CPAC adventure permalink
    February 13, 2012 1:15 pm

    The latest from “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio– Official– Show Blog” is the “Monday, February 13, 2012 ‘Post-CPAC Wrap-Up Week!’ By Gene R. Berardelli, Esq.”

    For a big man, Gene Berardelli is quite agile. That comes from often engaging in his favorite self-comforting exercise routine, [no not that] patting himself on the back. This time he stayed up late at night to be sure that he could do right by himself and Russell Gallo in the very revealing report posted on the “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio– Official– Show Blog” mentioned above.

    While many of the not-so-hooked-up Brooklyn Republicans were working to get David Storobin, the only Brooklyn Republican now running, elected; Mr. Berardelli proudly announced all that Russell Gallo and he had accomplished at CPAC last week.

    Some truly impressive things were trotted-out: according to Gene B.: Brooklyn G.O.P. [Blog] Radio is now in the top ten of shows on that blog-talk network. That feat was accomplished by the tremendous list of interviewees that had been lined up and “…[s]o many new listeners found the show, thanks to so many great live guests, including 5 U.S. Congressmen, including Congressman Allen West, NRA President David Keene and – a huge surprise for us – former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton….” (there’s an interesting cause and effect riddle there ,but enough of that); also, get this, there was even an invitation to an EXCLUSIVE press conference by HERMAN CAIN. It just takes one’s breath away that such a small venture of the Brooklyn GOP and a pair of its key men accomplished so much in just a couple of short years.

    btw, why was there no mention of Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton being at CPAC? If CPAC is that important to the Brooklyn GOP and its success, then why wasn’t the party chairman there?

  75. No Do-Overs of January 12th Nomination permalink
    February 15, 2012 12:08 pm

    Some Conservative Party bigs are none too happy at how the David Storobin race has gone so far. The all-outrage-all-the-time style is playing out very fast outside the 27th Senate District. In the month since Kassar, Vella-Marone and Gaffney gave Storobin the Conservative line, they have heard “Neo-Nazi” and “Skinhead” mentioned more times in connection with one of their candidates than anytime anybody at 486 78th Street or thereabouts can remember.

  76. Boots are made for walkin' not talkin' permalink
    February 16, 2012 1:39 am

    The dwindling inner circle of Brooklyn GOP “activists” supporting the Bay Ridge Republican Regime/Cabal of Eaton and Golden are doing what they do best, shooting off their mouths about all the “boots on the ground” that the Brooklyn GOP is going to put into the David Storobin Campaign. “Plan of Attack — The Brooklyn GOP’s Strategy For a Storobin Victory” by Hunter Walker 2/15 6:11pm;
    /…/the-brooklyn-gops-strategy-for-a-storobin-vi… Of course it’s the usual list of suspects with their usual self-aggrandizing nonsense, Gene Berardelli, Russell Gallo and Eugene Pevzner.

    Mr. Gene Berardelli, who was described in another context as “non-existent” by Mr Storobin was qouted as follows: “We’re going to be the guys knocking on everybody’s door annoying everybody, and handing out literature, and delivering signs, and filling the calling banks.”
    Really, Gene? Well, as Al Jolson said at the end of “The Jazz Singer”: “You ain’t seen nuttin yet…” Let’s see what showed up from the Brooklyn GOP at Storobin headquarters last night (we’ll report on that ASAP). btw, the Brooklyn Conservatives and NYS Senate Republicans HAVE been heard from and are providing much needed support; and the Storobin campaign and the candidate himself reached out to The Brooklyn Young Republican Club — videos of the candidate’s appearance at the real Brooklyn Young Republican Club have been up for days.

    Since “boots on the ground” seems to have some meaning for Gene and Russell and company let’s have a sing-song in the words of “Nancy[with the Laughin’ Face]”:

    You keep saying, you got something for me

    You’ve been messin’ where you shouldn’t have been messin’
    And now someone else is getting all your best

    These boots are made for walking
    And that’s just what they’ll do
    One of these days these boots
    Are gonna walk all over you

    Yeah, you keep lyin’ when you oughta be truthin’
    And you keep losing when you oughta not bet
    You keep samin’ when you oughta be changin’
    Now, what’s right is right but you ain’t been right yet

    These boots are made for walking
    And that’s just what they’ll do
    One of these days these boots
    Are gonna walk all over you

    You keep playin’ where you shouldn’t be playin’
    And you keep thinkin’ that you’ll never get burnt
    Ah, I’ve just found me a brand new box of matches, yeah
    And what he knows you ain’t had time to learn

    These boots are made for walking
    And that’s just what they’ll do
    One of these days these boots
    Are gonna walk all over you

    Are you ready, boots?
    Start walking

  77. "Eaton Has No Bark And No Bight" by Wag the Dog permalink
    February 16, 2012 8:36 pm

    Recently, the Conservative Party’s Brooklyn Vice Chairperson Fran Vella-Marone was selected to be Congressman Michael Grimm’s Brooklyn Office Director. A somewhat suprised GOP Chairman Craig Eaton said, “I have no doubt she will be a great addition to Rep. Grimm’s office.” THERE IS MUCH MORE PERCOLATING IN THIS STORY THAN A GRACIOUS EATON QUOTE !!! [NOTE: “EATON CAPS”] CRAIG, TRY BRIOSCHI, TRY BRIOSCHI !!!

    Sources at a key location have informed us that the Conservative Party’s volunteers miss no opportunity to point out the relative contributions of the major and minor parties who have given David Storobin lines as their special election candidate for the state senate.

    What can Eaton and company do about all of this? It looks like not very much.

  78. We know who waggie is permalink
    February 16, 2012 10:09 pm

    “The Kings County Organization-type Republicans” behind the pitch posted in “Politicker” and quoted here are not sufficiently familiar with the Orthodox Jewish and Russian communities in the 27th senate district to have anything meaningful to say. Specifically look at how the Russian and Orthodox Jewish communities are described by two of the “The Kings County Organization-type Republicans” spokesmen and you can sense how they view those communities as different from what they think are other Republican-voting parts of Brooklyn.

    First, as to the Orthodox Jewish voters in the senate district, these three (3) Republicans don’t realize that such voters are for the most part socially conservative Democrats, who only occasionally vote Republican ), but who need a very good reason to do it (and that they almost never vote Republican down the ticket – for example, Mr. Berardelli’s previous abysmal showing against Mr. Fidler in the last race for City Council when Mayor Bloomberg was winning on the Republican line). These fellows don’t seem to understand that this is far from a simple repeat of the Turner-Weprin race. Unlike Weprin, Lew Fidler is not an outsider to the communities inthe 27th S.D.; he has been a NYC Councilman elected by many of them. In that elected position, Mr. Fidler has been a key man in providing necessary funding for organizations throughout the Orthodox communities inside and outside his NYC Council District (and the 27th senate district). On the other hand, David Storobin and these Republicans are virtual unknowns throughout most of the Orthodox Jewish Community. Thus, if he is to succeed, it’s up to candidate David Storobin to elevate the debate in the Orthodox community to one of moral, social, and theological necessity. Nobody associated with “The Kings County Organization-type Republicans” or any of the spokesmen quoted above can do that. To the contrary, organization Republicans, like Gallo and Berardelli, have actively opposed and isolated Mr. Storobin’s most active Republican supporter throughout the Orthodox communities in Midwood, SouthFlatbush/Marine Park and Kings Bay, Joseph Hayon. To drive home the same point “The Kings County Organization-type Republicans” have repeatedly tried to marginalize Republican Avi Rosenberg, now active as Storobin’s campaign coordinator focusing on Orthodox Jewish voters, even when he was a Republican candidate for the very same seat.

    “The Kings County Organization-type Republicans” are little better represented among the recent immigrant population of the Russian-American communities in Sheepshead Bay and Brighton Beach. Apart from David Storobin, himself, and his own local faction of younger Russian Republicans, the faction of the Republican Party represented by the men quoted above, have very few bodies living in the district who are actively supporting Mr. Storobin (several notable Republicans are supporting Mr Fidler or sitting out from the race). In fact, during the last three years blogs associated with “The Kings County Organization-type Republicans” had repeatedly attacked David Storobin, until by his own efforts, he forced the party to accept him as the strongest new Republican active in the area including the 27th senate district. That is why, to date, there continues to be grumbling at Storobin headquarters over the tepid and grudging support coming from the organization-type Republicans, like Gallo and Berardelli, in spite of all that David Storobin has done for the party over the last three years.

  79. Is Berardelli's GOP Blog a Conduit For Violent Extremists' Messages permalink
    February 20, 2012 11:29 am

    Current postings of the “Official” Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio Blog would indicate that Gene Berardelli is trying to get a broader audience, which, if not national, would certainly be beyond Brooklyn. We would normally think that was part of Berardelli’s addiction to personal self-promotion. However, it’s possibly very much more sinister than that.

    Now, that nobody is really looking into Fidler’s charges of David Storobin’s connections to Neo-Nazi Skinhead types, we should mention something that we’ve been following for some time. The “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio — Official — Show Blog”, which is openly run by Gene Berardelli, who is a lawyer and the Kings County Republican Party Law Chairman, is regularly channeling violent right-wing extremist rants by people who go by the “call signs” (also internet tags): “Captain America”, “Batman”, “The Voice”, “Bo”, “Oscar”, “Ralph” and “Moshe” and a very blasphemous anthropomorphic right-wing “G-d” (except graphically appearing with the ” o ” and not a ” – “). This all might be viewed as sick humor, except that these comments freely discuss presidential assassinations, the comings and goings of the president, the president’s family and advisors, and describes open and covert movements of operatives in and around the White House.

    Mr. Berardelli has clearly allowed his blog to go way over the line, publishing and broadcasting this kind of material. For those not familiar with this blog of Mr. Berardelli’s, it holds itself out as an “official” blog of the Brooklyn G.O.P., a/k/a The Kings County Republican Party, of which Gene R. Berardelli is “Law Chairman”. The only issue left to be determined is whether this is Mr Beradelli’s negligence in moderating the blog, or is it something intentional on behalf of Berardelli, personally or as a agent and executive officer of the “official” Brooklyn G.O.P.

    • UPDATE: “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio – Official –Show Blog” continues to post threatening "Extremists' Messages" permalink
      February 27, 2012 1:34 am

      On February 20, 2012 in the comment above, “Is Berardelli’s GOP Blog a Conduit For Violent Extremists’ Messages” a charge was made that “…the ‘Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio — Official — Show Blog’, … is regularly channeling violent right-wing extremist rants…” and that “Mr. Berardelli has clearly allowed his blog to go way over the line, publishing and broadcasting this kind of material.” A specific observation was made that the objectionable material consisted of “… comments [that] freely discuss presidential assassinations, the comings and goings of the president, the president’s family and advisors, and describes open and covert movements of operatives in and around the White House.”

      Sometime earlier, on February 15, 2012, another comment had been made on another blog, “Room Eight,” which referred to some of the same material (printing out in full a comment that had appeared in the “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio — Official — Show Blog”, including the violent language and the parts that mentioned presidential assassinations, the comings and goings of the president and the president’s family ) and noting that the quoted material contained “… violent language and [a] vaguely aimed threat.”

      In spite of the appearance of the two earlier warnings about the violent extremist material being published in the “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio – Official –Show Blog”, there has been no positive activity by the operators, moderators and sponsors of that blog to remove the offensive comments. In fact, some threatening material appeared on February 16th and 20th in the “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio – Official –Show Blog” days after the first warning comments were posted on “Room Eight”.

      One week after the warning contained in the comment above and almost two weeks after the warning comments in “Room Eight”, all of the offensive material in the “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio – Official –Show Blog” complained about in the comment above have remained in their original form, as originally published and broadcast under the headlines, banners, logos and bylines of the “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio – Official –Show Blog” and Gene R. Berardelli, along with the attendant references and links to the Kings County Republican Party, the sponsor of “Brooklyn G.O.P. Radio”.

  80. Russell Gallo Looks Like a STRANGE BEDFELLOW on Santorum's Slate permalink
    February 22, 2012 1:30 am

    Politics makes some very strange bedfellows. The Rick Santorum slate in parts of Brooklyn really demonstrates that. There are several socially conservative Republicans from various parts of Brooklyn that we would expect to find on such a slate of delegates and alternates; and we are confident that such delegates and alternates do belong there. In that number we’d include: Glenn P. Nocero, Del 8th C.D.; Yvette Bennett & Laquan O. Ward, Del. 11th C.D.; Joseph Hayon, Alt. 9thC.D.; and Avraham Y. Rosenberg, Alt 11th C.D. To be fair, many other delegates and alternates listed on Santorum’s slate might also have legitimate reasons for their inclusion.

    Several other names are quite questionable insofar as they are neither socially conservative nor to our knowledge heretofore been Santorum supporters. That group would have the look and SMELL of a packing operation by the Brooklyn GOP establishment. At the top of that list would be Russell C. Gallo, Alt. 13th C.D. – based upon his expressed beliefs and lifestyle, in no way would he be described as socially conservative (and he is clearly defined as NOT ONE by some of the other Santorum delegates and/or alternates mentioned above). More important, he is a Craig Eaton sycophant; and backing Santorum would be a slap in Eaton’s face, because of Eaton’s recent strong support for Mitt Romney.

    Perhaps Mr. Gallo can enlighten the rest of us as to why he has joined up with a Rick Santorum slate that includes: Joseph Hayon, Glenn Nocero and Yvette Bennett. Other than a packing job for Eaton, it makes no sense.

    • The real story permalink
      February 22, 2012 8:17 am

      Russell Gallo is upset at Craig Eaton for not making him a delegate on Romney’s slate.

      • "the real story" -- Holy Oedipus Wrecks, Doctor Freud!!! permalink
        February 22, 2012 2:40 pm

        Talk about conflicted! That’s just crazy enough to have some legs…we are talking about Eaton and his boy Gallo, the “Ego” and the “Id” of the Brooklyn GOP.

  81. Russell and Gene dissembled about quite a few things on their "show" permalink
    February 23, 2012 12:18 pm

    The Russell Gallo “boots on the ground” contribution to the David Storobin campaign this week was putting some posters around his own district.

    The Eaton Regime guys, Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo, continued flacking the “story” that Jack Benton did not endorse Lew Fidler. Berardelli said it was a lie, but was soon contradicted by Mr. Gallo. Russell played one of his favorite cards (Jack Benton is a venerable old vet) to walk back Benton’s admitted endorsement of Democrat Lew Fidler. Gallo’s story, and he’s sticking to it, is that Mr. Benton was kidding with Mr. Fidler when Fidler asked for Benton’s endorsement. “… It was certainly something taken out of context…” Where does Gallo get this stuff? Where do these guys get the nerve?

    Mr. Gallo was very defensive about the material posted above concerning his being one of Santorum’s Alternate Delegates — he gave a a tortured explanation for his support-non-support of Rick Santorum. Then he tried to laugh-off the reports about the suddenly appearing daylight between him an Eaton (at leat one GOP insider is predicting that it might soon be looking more like a solar flare).

    • Gallo and Berardelli's "...Buffoon" Talk and What It Really Meant permalink
      February 24, 2012 1:05 pm

      Russell Gallo and Gene Berardelli came this close )( to calling ykw a “Buffoon of the Week” on this week’s “Brooklyn GOP [blog] Radio” program. Then quickly stifled themselves and debated whether the stuff that still appears here matters, “blah, blah, blah… ‘pathetic’ … yatta, yatta, yatta … something about a dormant, defunct or shut-down blog that nobody pays attention to … then Russell admitted that he does, because it gives him a laugh.

      What did it all mean?

      It meant that Russell Gallo and Gene Berardelli both knew that the independent Republican voices, which are still appearing here at ASIB (“a dormant, defunct or shut-down blog that nobody pays attention to…”), remain an existential threat to the sclerotic Brooklyn GOP establishment-style politics that’s practiced by their patron Craig Eaton, as well as by themselves as Eaton’s toadies.

      The independent Republican bloggers here, along with activists like Jonathan Judge, Glenn Nocero and the rest of the original Brooklyn Young Republican Club, Lucretia Regina-Potter and Micheal Bennette, and the 49th AD Fiorello LaGuardia Republican Club, individual activists like Yvette Bennett, Bob Capano, Stephen Maresca, Peter Cipriano, Karen Fischer and Joseph Hayon, have all in their own way shown that independent and reform Republicanism remains a viable alternative to the Republican establishment here in Brooklyn. Also that Republicans not associated with the Eaton-Golden Bay Ridge Cabal are vital to the success of the Brooklyn Republican Party, as a whole going forward.


      • Gallo's & Berardelli's Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio Shout-out to Us -- "I Love it...Love it, Love it..." it permalink
        February 26, 2012 4:55 pm

        Some “Sports Fans” out there have asked the Great Santini for details about the “Brooklyn GOP Radio” shout out that some of us “bloggers” got from M…#1 and M…#2 on their [blog] radio program the other night. Just so you real “Sports Fans,” who do have real lives, don’t have to do all the work to find this archived gem, and waste almost an hour of your life that surely you’ll never get back; I’ve made the sacrifice and done it all for you. Here ’tis:

        Program: “At: Election 2012 – CPAC Hangover, SD27 & More!”
        Airdate: Thu, February 23, 2012 [at the 55:26 through 56:11 minute mark]


        Gallo: Buffoon of the week …Fidler is up there with some bloggers….
        Berardelli: “ …all you bloggers out there … you’re blogging on websites that don’t even post anymore get a life …it’s just sad…”
        Gallo: “…I do read them … keep posting it; I love it…”
        Berardelli: “…I love it! I love it…”

        It isn’t much; but it’s plenty enough for The Great Santini.

        Let’s see what happens next.

  82. Another Key Republican Activist Endorsed Lew Fidler permalink
    February 24, 2012 1:18 am

    Another Republican activist held in high regard, Greg Borruso, President of the Marine Park Civic Association, is among the list of Lew Fidler endorsers that has caused so much controversy lately.

    Proof of that high regard are the recent remarks by Republican-Conservative Congressman Bob Turner, originally uttered at the Marine Park Civic Association on Tuesday, February 21st, which have been reposted as part of the Congressman’s published remarks of the event. Mr. Borruso is also close to State Senator Martin Golden and his staff.

    What is the Brooklyn GOP or its Chairman Craig Eaton doing to swing community leaders like Republican Greg Borruso and Republican Businessman of the Year, Bob Tracey, into the Storobin camp?

    • Get Real permalink
      February 24, 2012 6:26 am

      As if Craig Eaton can control what other people decide. Once people endorse a candidate, they don’t like to retrack endorsements.

      • Golden and Eaton Need to Step Up For Storobin permalink
        February 25, 2012 12:14 am

        People who are supposed to be leaders of the Brooklyn Republican Party, such as KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton and longtime Republican State Senator Martin Golden, have to shepherd all their friends and supporters into the election effort behind David Storobin or bear proper responsibility for their failure to do so.

        Both Golden and Eaton have made strong statements of support for Storobin, the Republican Candidate in the Special Election in the 27th S.D. selected and vouched for by Mr. Eaton. Now both of them have to step up and do everything that’s necessary to get all Republicans involved with the Storobin campaign. If it means twisting a few arms and making some people uncomfortable, so be it. If it means expending some political capital to get the job done, so be it.

        Storobin’s run for the 27th S.D. is the Brooklyn Republican Party’s first critical test in 2012 and it needs to be won, or else 2012 could be a very long, sad year for the GOP in Brooklyn and New York State.

  83. UPDATE: Benton's Gaff and Berardelli's "Big Lie" Strategy permalink
    February 27, 2012 11:37 am

    Since our comment about the “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” versions of the Jack Benton endorsement-non-endorsement of Lew Fidler, lot’s of people are taking notice. AND “Bentongate – or How Gene Berardelli’s ‘Big Lie’ Swallowed the Storobin Campaign” are a growing sidebar item in the campaign for the 27th S.D. seat vacated by Carl Kruger.

    What more and more people are noticing is that the Brooklyn GOP Establishment, a/k/a Craig Eaton’s and Marty Golden’s Bay Ridge Cabal, can’t even keep Republican community activists from southern Brooklyn in line behind their candidate in the Special Election in the 27th S.D.; and the hate bloggers and broadcasters Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo can’t credibly explain any of it away.

    Late Sunday, Gatemouth revisited the problematic Jack Benton endorsement-non-endorsement of Lew Fidler on the widely read political blog “Room Eight”. According to Gatemouth’s 2/26/12 post, “Clark Gable of the Projects” Benton’s endorsement of Lew Fidler, and Benton’s attendant counter-endorsement of David Storobin with the GOP explanation were part of the “…give or take [of] the dirty details…”. Gate also said that “everyone knows why [Benton] no longer supports Fidler, which is that gratitude to a former meal ticket must always defer to obedience to the current one.” (Importantly, Gatemouth also mentioned that Fidler’s endorsements by the Republican-leaning community leaders Greg Borruso and Jack Tracey were more significant than Benton’s, but more on that in a comment at another time).

    Let’s focus on Bentongate, first, then Berardelli, last. For some Benton background, the Gatemouth post says that the mouth that swings like a gate has known Mr. Benton for years, back to Benton’s years as a Democratic captain in the projects. According to the “Room Eight” commentator, dissembling and excuses were par for the course with that particular operative ( with Benton that should be “operator”). So now, rather than seek the source of a single lie in the cover story for Mr. Benton’s endorsement-non-endorsement of Democratic Candidate Lew Fidler, with the apologia attributed to Benton by Russell Gallo, Gatemouth has simply inferred that the current version of the cover story contains at least two lies, and he is comfortable attributing them to Benton as part of Benton’s long time methodology.

    We completely disagree because Gatemouth didn’t go far enough and identify the third lie, which we think was and remains the worst. When Gene Berardelli characterized the Benton endorsement matter as a lie attributable to Mr. Fidler or his campaign, he was guilty of what can easily seen as a propagandist’s “Big Lie”. Mr. Benton’s exculpatory mouthings were internal and constituted petty excuses made to the likes of his Republican County Chairman Craig Eaton.

    On the other hand Mr. Berardelli’s outburst, uttered on “Brooklyn GOP Radio” was patently mendacious speech intended for widespread public consumption. Russell Gallo’s rendition of Benton’s silly tale, was merely that of a loyal soldier covering for Benton, but more significantly Gallo was contradicting and belatedly trying to cover for the perpetrator of the “Big Lie” — Berardelli. Russell was too late — Gene had already gone too far.

  84. Independent Republican Makes his Moves one Rabbi at a time. permalink
    February 27, 2012 9:05 pm

    Joseph Hayon has his “boots on the ground”, but he “lets his fingers do the walking.”

    Joseph Hayon has already moved some big mountains in his efforts to help elect David Storobin to the New York State Senate. The religious and political blogs will soon be ablaze with news of his exploits in moving large numbers of Rabbis away from their Lew Fidler endorsements to support-for and even endorsements-of David Sorobin. Hayon does his politics “retail” meaning that he either calls or goes to Frum Rabbi to Frum Rabbi, one on one and one by one, to urge their support for David Storobin.

    In two successive special elections covering the southern part of Brooklyn, Mr. Storobin has made his presence felt as a positive force for good on behalf of the Republican-Conservative candidates running. In addition to speaking out locally on behalf of David Storobin, Mr. Hayon is lining up some national money to pay for some very conservative advertising in the Orthodox Jewish press. All of that mimics what Hayon had done to benefit Congressman Bob Turner’s successful effort in last year’s 9th C.D. Special Election for Congress.

    Hayon has made the pitch and made the sale by delivering a simple socially conservative message, which particularly focused on Lew Fidler’s general support of gay rights, in particular Fidler’s support for gay marriage.

    • CORRECTION permalink
      February 28, 2012 10:59 am

      The sentence, which read as follows: “In two successive special elections covering the southern part of Brooklyn, [>>> Mr. Storobin <<>> MR. HAYON <<<] has made his presence felt as a positive force for good on behalf of the Republican-Conservative candidates running.

      We are sorry if there was any confusion.

  85. Old saying permalink
    February 28, 2012 9:39 am

    The pen is mighter than the sword.

  86. "Latest Buffoonery" summed-up by A Well Connected and Informed Observer permalink
    February 28, 2012 12:46 pm

    A blunt pen makes for a blunt sword.

    And speaking of dull or blunt instruments, as of noon today “Politics in Brooklyn”, the Brooklyn GOP’s not quite “Official” replacement hate blog has been up and running for six, count ’em, six (6) weeks, or a month-and-a-half, if you prefer. At noon on February 28, 2012 its most current posting was the asyntactical AAA’s Monday, February 27, 2012 screed, “Vincent Gentile’s Latest Buffoonery.”, a work typical of AAA’s unique style, insight and wit. Given that we are, in fact, dealing with a gaping toothless maw, barely capable of guttural croaks and belches, and completely devoid of any political or literary value; there was only one item of any interest to us whatsoever.

    The sidebar field and link “Followers” continues with its plaintiff exhortation “Join this site – with Google Friend Connect”; and that invitation is followed by this succinct bit of well earned damnation: “There are no members yet. — Be the first!” Yeah, right, good luck with that! So far “Politics in Brooklyn” is as successful as the Brooklyn GOP in getting new active membership or even declared Republican registrants.

    It seems to this well connected and informed observer that the real “Latest Buffoonery” is not Vincent Gentile’s, but belongs to the blog itself, “Politics in Brooklyn”, and to all of its patrons and/or facilitators in the Brooklyn GOP Establishment, especially KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton, who is unwilling or unable to shut it down.

  87. A Republican Who Works -- And "Other Republicans" Who Need The Whip permalink
    February 28, 2012 4:40 pm

    Well, didn’t we tell you this was coming? (See comment above, “Independent Republican Makes his Moves one Rabbi at a time.”)

    Badda bing – badda boom! Hi yo Hayon, AWAY!!!

    Catch this: “Politicker – Endorsements – ‘Sephardic Magazine Goes All Out for Storobin’ where in this morning’s “Politicker”, Colin Campbell documented what we told everybody yesterday here on what’s left of “Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn” that nobody pays attention to — Right???!!! Hayon’s name isn’t mentioned in CC’s article but the title could just as easily have been “Sephardic Magazine Goes All Out for Hayon as Hayon Goes ‘All In’ Storobin”

    Meanwhile, back at the good old Brooklyn GOP, Republican Chairman Craig Eaton is rallying the troops for David Storobin with his favorite “Bully Pulpit” – emails…. Good luck with that Mr. Chairman. Let’s see what “Ole Sarge” Gallo can get out of his “Official YRs” after tonight’s meeting at Brooklyn GOP Headquarters, 7620 17th Avenue (isn’t headquarters really on Sheepshead Bay Road?). According to my contacts at the real headquarters on Coney Island Avenue, there haven’t been that many “boots on the ground” from the “Official Brooklyn YRs” – or socks or bare feet, either.

    Let’s see what happens next.


  88. Bring us the money permalink
    February 29, 2012 7:44 am

    Anyone know where the Republican’s “half a million dollars” is located?

    Start at 1:40

    • Clip shoes that Fidler did a bit of "Dog Whistling" himself permalink
      February 29, 2012 12:24 pm

      Even though this is an old clip of video, it was very much worth seeing again.

      Gatemouth on “Room Eight” spent a lot of time tweaking Lew Fidler’s message — especially being very nuanced about his criticism of Lew Fidler’s charge that the Republican Candidate David Storobin had “ties” to various extremists. Gatemouth then charged Mr. Storobin with “Dog-Whistling” certain issues that would resonate with those on the right including the extreme right.

      Seeing this clip again caused us to notice that Lew Fidler is doing his own bit of “Dog Whistling”. It runs something like this: Storobin > Right Wing Extremists > Tea Party > Republican Party > turning southern Brooklyn Red > defeating each and every Democrat incumbent > changing all the programs people of southern Brooklyn need to survive.

      The import of this that Fidler actually “Dog Whistled” not that Storobin had “ties” to right wing extremists, but that if Storobin were to be elected, right wing extremists would take over southern Brooklyn.

      • "Bring us the money" -- stick to the point permalink
        February 29, 2012 2:55 pm

        Whatever you think the Fidler video really means, that wasn’t the point that “Bring us the money” was trying to make. It’s been generally known or talked about that Skelos, Golden, the Senate Republican Campaign Committee (SRCC) and others of the NYS Republican Party made committments to provide funds for a full-scale campaign for the Republican Candidate David Storobin in this special election.

      • Ed Sullivan make Storobin and Hayon "The Toast of the Town" permalink
        March 1, 2012 12:14 am

        Tonight we have a really big shoe… More Orthodox blog/magazine articles in favor of David Storobin or aggainst Lew Fidler — all because of the social conservatiism being pushed by Joseph Hayon. There’s really no need for links — just look up the internet sites for “Hamodia” and “Gestetner Updates ‘Jewish Magazine Goes ‘Nuclear’ Against Fidler in the … 2/28/12’.”

        And for the little kiddies, Toppo Gigio!

  89. TO SENATOR GOLDEN: "Bring us the money" permalink
    February 29, 2012 11:41 pm

    If Bay Ridge State Senator Marty Golden doesn’t want to run against another incumbent state senator, like a recently elected Lew Fidler, Golden will come up with fifty to a hundred thousand dollars ($50,000 — $100,000) out of his own campaign funds to put into the David Storobin campaign. It’s time that Senator Golden goes “all in” for Storobin as a matter of enlightened self-interest.

  90. The Same Agenda As The Brooklyn GOP permalink
    March 1, 2012 7:47 pm

    Queens GOP Feud Heats Up

    Written by Laura Nahmias on March 1, 2012. Posted in Blog, Campaigns/Elections
    Time posted: March 1, 2012 12:35 PM-

    City Councilman Eric Ulrich is mulling a run for the State Senate in a winnable Queens district, but he could face a primary challenger backed by his own party if he doesn’t show some fealty to the party establishment, according to Queens County Republican sources.

    The County party wants Ulrich to resign his position as a state committeeman as a condition for receiving county support for a potential State Senate run, to avoid what it says is a potential conflict of interest.

    But Ulrich, 26, says he will not be intimidated

    “They’ve got a better chance of finding Jimmy Hoffa’s body than getting me to step down,” he said. “I don’t need the county’s support.”

    “The county’s support is worth a warm bucket of spit,” he added.

    Officially, the Queens County GOP supports Ulrich.

    “The Queens GOP believes Council Member Eric Ulrich would be a strong contender to take on Senator Addabbo,” said Queens GOP Executive Vice Chairman Vince Tabone in an official statement.

    But behind the scenes, the Councilman and the Queens County GOP have been embroiled in a feud since 2007, when the party picked Phil Ragusa as chair over Bart Haggerty. Haggerty now serves as Ulrich’s chief of staff.

    Ulrich, the New York Post reported recently, called for an investigation into what he and other state Republicans said was a habit among Queens County GOP leaders of asking for donations or consulting fees in exchange for the establishment’s support in elections.

    Party officials want Ulrich and Haggerty to give up their state committee positions because they say they represent a conflict of interest, and are in violation of the city’s charter.

    Ulrich said that charge “is just regurgitated nonsense by Vince Tabone and Robert Hornak and a bunch of guys who couldn’t get themselves elected,” Ulrich said, referring to the Queens County Republican executive vice chairman and the party’s spokesman, respectively.

    Asked whether the fight constituted what could be called “major beef,” Ulrich responded, “Beef is putting it mildly.”

    “It’s the Hatfields and McCoys except its good vs. evil,” he said. “I have a very good memory, a long memory, of who supports me and who doesn’t. When young people like myself step up to the plate and try to make a difference, they do everything they can to screw you. They’ve made a career out of that.”

    A Queens County Republican source said Ulrich had been offered $2 million in campaign aid from Senate Republicans if he were to relinquish the seat as committeeman and run for Senate against Democratic Sen. Joe Addabbo.

    But the party also doubts that Ulrich will ultimately run, sources said. In the event that he does, he’ll have opposition.

    “If Eric Ulrich were to do the proper mea culpa, we could back him,” a Queens County Republican source said, adding that the party is in talks with a potential candidate to run against Ulrich.

    But that seemed unlikely to the Queens GOP, given what they said was the Haggerty brothers’ “svengali-like” hold on Ulrich.

    A county source called Ulrich and Haggerty “a permanently disenchanted group of complainers.

    “They have their own agenda,” a prominent Republican source said of Ulrich. “If they’re not in full control, then they don’t want to work together.”

    • Republican Observer permalink
      March 2, 2012 8:24 am

      Can Ulrich, like Bob Turner, get the Jewish votes? He voted for the same bills as Lewis Fidler. Looks like the Queens GOP will have the upper hand.

  91. Could Breitbart Have Been Assisinated? permalink
    March 1, 2012 10:00 pm

    It looks like the conspiracist’s perfect storm; and Andrew Breitbart would have loved it… it has all the usual suspects…

    More to come…

    • Could he have been "ASSASSINATED" permalink
      March 2, 2012 1:50 am

      Sorry for the misprint above. Clearly, the word “assisinated” should have been “assassinated”.

      What follows in the post below: “Unexplained Cause and Timing of Breitbart’s Death Links him to “Birther” News Breaking Following His Death” is just the tip of the iceberg.

      • Errata of the unseen... permalink
        March 2, 2012 10:37 am

        The Comment: “Unexplained Cause and Timing of Breitbart’s Death Links him to “Birther” News Breaking Following His Death” would not print at this site because it contained hyperlinks that triggered automatic moderation of the comment. It has been edited with the hyperlinks removed, but with most of the references identified in words; the comment is now entitled “Was Andrew Breitbart doing work with the Sheriff Arpaio’s ‘Cold Case Posse’?” and it appears below.

  92. Was Andrew Breitbart doing work with the Sheriff Arpaio's "Cold Case Posse" ? permalink
    March 2, 2012 10:10 am

    Within a few hours of the announcement of the death of Andrew Breitbart, the internet was buzzing with various posts raising a red flag that the untimely death of a major voice of the conservative movement might have been attributable to nefarious and unnatural causes, possibly even murder or political assassination. Another leading conservative voice of no mean standing, Michael Savage, specifically wondered aloud, whether Breitbart might have been murdered, saying that he would be remiss not to ask the question based on recent events in which Breitbart was a central player.

    Even the lead paragraphs on the LA Times blog are suggestive of mysterious, contradictory or unexplained causes for the death of Andrew Breitbart, the conservative writer and website publisher. (latimesblogs….2012/03/andrew-breitbart-dead…). Although the Times’ piece starts out tamely, “Conservative writer and website publisher Andrew Breitbart died of natural causes at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center about midnight, sources told The Times.” It quickly veered into the world of the unknown, “The exact cause of death was unclear, said the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the case was ongoing. — It’s also unclear if [Breitbart] was stricken at the hospital or another location.” In spite of the repeated use of the term “natural causes”, according to another post in the LA Times, the specific cause of death is yet to be determined; and the case is now pending in the LA Coroner’s Office, because of “[Breitbart’s] young age — he was 43 — and the unexpected manner in which he died …” (latimesblogs.latimes…andrew-breitbart-death-review-coroner…).

    The reason that talk of conspiracy on the right has gathered momentum so quickly is that about two weeks ago at CPAC Andrew Brietbart had unequivocally stated that he had and was prepared to release previously unseen video of a college-age Barack Obama that would lead to a re-vetting of the President. Already, that CPAC speech had gotten wide play on YouTube and other outlets; and it is expected to go viral now that Breitbart is dead.

    The plot gets even thicker. It’s been reported in the Phoenix Times, World Net Daily and other outlets that Andrew Breitbart’s last interview might well have been with Joe Arpaio,the Sheriff and Chief Law Enforcement Officer of Maricopa Co., Arizona. According to Jerome Corsi, who claimed to have arranged for Breitbart’s interview with Sheriff Arpaio,that interview was most likely to have been part of the last item on which Breitbart had been working — a feature about President Obama’s personal history.

    Just yesterday (in a press conference that had been scheduled some time prior to Breitbart’s death), Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, as had been expected, announced the findings of a specially deputized task force in his office. That task force, called the “Cold Case Posse”, reported to Sheriff Arpaio that President Barack Obama’s purported long form birth certificate, which had been electronically posted by the White House, was most likely a forgery. Sheriff Arpaio’s press conference was carried on a live feed over the internet and clips of it were rebroadcast on several national news outlets with reports of posted on blogs for Fox News; ABC News; the LA Times and countless others.

    According to Sheriff Arpaio, the forged birth certificate was being used to fraudulently put Mr. Obama on the ballots in Maricopa County, elsewhere in Arizona, and in the rest of the United States. The task force also provided a list of destroyed, incomplete or otherwise inconsistent records, such as microfilm records, draft records and social security documents, all related to President Obama. Sheriff Arpaio, is the first public official in the United States to make such findings; and he has called for a more widespread criminal investigation of all those matters.

  93. UPDATE: Andrew Breitbart's "Cause of Death" held up & Conspiracy Theories Showing Details permalink
    March 2, 2012 10:15 pm

    At the risk of “burying the lead” let me start with this. To put this into a little bit of context, the LA Times was/is certainly no lover of Andrew Breitbart; few in the MSM were. Just go to Google and put in “Breitbart” and “LA Times” and see several of the negative pieces that have been posted on their web site since Mr. Breitbart’s death. “Andrew Breitbart: Dead wrong on race, and much else” by Dan Turner [Member LA Times Editorial Bd.] (Opinion LA Times, 3-2-2012) is about the worst.

    The LA Times’ news reports one day after the first reports of Andrew Breaitbart’s untimely passing show that: “It will probably take several weeks before the Los Angeles County coroner’s office determines an official cause of death for conservative website editor and author Andrew Breitbart, who died unexpectedly Thursday at age 43. *** A source familiar with the investigation told The Times on Friday that although officials completed an autopsy Friday, they are awaiting results from various tests that will take six to eight weeks to be returned from the lab. The source stressed that such waits occur in most cases in the coroner’s office.” ( “Andrew Breitbart: Official cause of death not expected for weeks”…Now 3/2/2012 3:04PM ) The LA Times report then repeated what had been posted earlier: “… officials are working on the assumption that Breitbart died of natural causes [because a] witness saw him collapse while walking near his home and said that he had no external injuries…”

    According to the Chicago Tribune, “Coroners conducted an autopsy on the body of conservative activist Andrew Breitbart on Friday but deferred a formal finding on the cause of his death until toxicology and lab tests are completed….Los Angeles County Coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey said toxicology and microscopic tissue studies were ordered [and] will take four to six weeks to complete…” Also according to the Chicago Tribune, Harvey went on to explain that, “We want to have a clear picture for everyone… before issuing any public findings…” ( “Autopsy conducted on conservative activist Breitbart, cause of death pending” by Dan Whitcomb; Chicago Tribune
    … … 3/2/2012 7:32PM)

    Okay, all you conspiracy junkies here it comes. Earlier today, Paul Joseph Watson at reported that: “…It appears Andrew Breitbart suffered his untimely death just hours before he was set to release damning video footage that could have sunk Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign…” According to PJW’s report, “Breitbart made a prophetic comment that takes on a somewhat chilling nature given the fact that he died in the early hours of March 1st. *** Speaking to Lawrence Sinclair of Sinclair News, Breitbart stated, “Wait til they see what happens March 1st.”
    According to Paul Joseph Watson, “You don’t have to be a conspiracy theorist to appreciate the downright weirdness of Breitbart predicting a major event to occur on March 1st, only for him to end up dying on that very date. Breitbart was officially pronounced dead at 12:19am [3-1-2012].”

    It gets even spookier, also in his Info.wars piece PJW states that: “According to marketing executive Arthur Sando, Breitbart spent his final hour in a bar near his home called the Brentwood sipping red wine and talking politics. After leaving the bar at around 11:30pm, Breitbart began to walk home before apparently suffering a fatal heart attack.*** Although it is reported that Breitbart was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, when Lawrence Sinclair called the hospital, they denied that anyone by that name had been admitted within the previous 72 hours….”

    Scary stuff, kids.

    • Reasonable Possibilities permalink
      March 3, 2012 12:36 am

      Reading between the lines, or between the lines of a couple of the comments above, it’s fair to conclude that it was possible that Andrew Breitbart wanted to coordinate his video release with Sheriff Arpaio’s press conference about “the probable cause to believe” the Obama birth certificate is a forgery.

      Andrew Breitbart did intend to do something or be part of something that was going to happen on March 1. He talked about some kind “re-vetting” that would lead to the undoing of the Obama presidency.

      I don’t want to conjecture on video that’s yet to be seen (and might never be seen). However, a quick review of the liberal media’s response to Sheriff Arpaio’s “Cold Case Posse” discloses complete disdain, either in the form of discredit based upon unrelated ad hominem attacks on the Sheriff, himself, or that the Sheriff’s press conference went over old ground. If that press conference were coordinated with a release of revealing video about a young Obama, the coordinated events would likely have had a completely different synergism.

      Andrew Breitbart’s sudden death had the exact opposite effect on the Arpaio press conference — it added nothing to it and completely upstaged it. Now, isn’t that a bit of coincidence that was very beneficial to Obama and company, regardless of what might have been in Breitbart’s video?

  94. Pushback on Conspiracy Theories About Breitbart’s Death “From Natural Causes” permalink
    March 3, 2012 11:11 am

    It’s less than two days since the announcement of Andrew Breitbart’s sudden death – presumably from “natural causes”. As noted in the comments above, conspiracy theories have popped up like mushrooms in a damp cellar. Not unexpectedly, the anti-conspiracists got to work on this right away, as well.

    A very good report on the early conspiracy theories surrounding Breitbart’s announcement of blockbuster video’s of President Obama’s college days, followed by Breitbart’s teaser about big news on March 1st and Breitbart’s untimely passing at the cusp of midnight on March 1st is contained in a March 3rd post in The Digital Journal by JohnThomas Didymus, “Andrew Breitbart’s death sparks wild conspiracy theories” (…article/320552).
    (Along with the text of Mr. Didymus’ post is a video clip of the Steve Bannon interview on the Hannity show saying the Obama college [Bannon mentions “Harvard”] video will be ready for presentation within a week to ten (10) days.)

    Daily Kos was even quicker with its March 2nd pushback attack on Michael Savage (…1070110).

  95. Palidin, Palidin, where do you roam? permalink
    March 3, 2012 2:53 pm

    If you believe what’s posted at “……”, in less that a week there is going a new Carl Paladino blog. It’s Red-White-n-Blue with a nifty Stars-n-Stripes globe in the center, and has a Jack Bauer “24” countdown thing goin’ and it all looks very political and kinda slick.

    That and his LEAP YEAR LETTER with Paladino’s Sadie Hawkins proposal that Dean Skelos step down and a broader call for a “Free Republican Caucus Initiative” (and that could mean anything) shows that our favorite Palidin is likely to be coming back into the Republican politics of this state.

    Carl Paladino looks like he will be coming to a computer screen near you.
    Cue up the “Have Gun — Will Travel” theme song…

  96. Did anyone see this? permalink
    March 3, 2012 9:02 pm

  97. Did anyone smell this? permalink
    March 3, 2012 11:23 pm

  98. WATT's Up ? Just WHO says: "We're Not Gonna Take It" ? permalink
    March 4, 2012 6:52 pm

    Our friends M…#1 and M…#2 are up to some of their usual nonsense, this time the medium is text on the internet. However, one suspects they might be trying to channel WHO knows WATT from god-knows when.

    In this instance, the nature of their nonsense is as usual putting their personal individual interests and pique, as well as some inchoate political agenda, ahead of the one and only immediately impending Republican campaign in Brooklyn, the one for the election of David Storobin to the New York State Senate from the 27th S.D..

    As is often the case with these two, M…#2 is standing off-to–the-side egging M…#1 on in something that is both unseemly, and more importantly, politically ineffective and counter-productive. One wonders, does M…#2 even have a clue about any of that?

    As usual, M…#1 is engaged in a patently narcissistic exercise taking on Gatemouth (although freely using Howard Graubard’s actual name; that show’s M…#1 is really PO’d ) and trying to look a lot Who-like while he did it ( “See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me. See Me, Feel Me, Touch Me, Heal Me, Listening to you…”). M…#1’s effort neither worked as art nor science, neither sense nor sensibility and neither crime nor punishment. Surely, M…#1 and his gunsel, M…#2, each thought M…#1 had slipped a stiletto into the Gate’s gizzards, but that was as very far from reality as everything else that this doltish duo thinks and attempts.

    Let’s start with what’s really bugging M…#1 in his post, which appeared on one of the “Official” Brooklyn GOP blogs (each if them has his own “Official” Brooklyn GOP blog, because M…#1 and M…#2 are all about officialdom, especially if either of them should need it later on for a “Nuremburg Defense” in whatever venue it might come up): [according to M…#1] “It’s all because I ( M…#1) suggested that Councilman Lew Fidler should consider his failing health and his family when deciding whether to continue his campaign for State Senate against David Storobin. I ( M…#1) don’t really care about Lew’s health, he claims. This is all politics, and low at that. And apparently, all this means that I ( M…#1) suffer from some kind of sick, twisted mental illness … Oh, and he said I’m fat, too. I ( M…#1) know, I ( M…#1) didn’t know either!”

    Yes, read that quoted text again – or a dozen times or even a thousand, we’re sure it will make no sense regardless of how you parse the words or attempt to analyze their meaning. (It sort of reminded me of early Samuel Becket absurdism, something like “Watt”). In any case that’s how M…#1 chose to expose the world to his gripe (to the extent the readers of M…#1’s “Official” GOP blog might be considered “the world”).

    If possible, M…1’s apologia was even more masterful (although “more masturbationful” would be more accurate). Like the description of his underlying gripe above, M…#1 loses the thread of his presentation very quickly; again jumbling what concepts are his own and those that he choses to project onto “Gatemouth” Graubard.

    We won’t get too much into the part that M…#1 was insightful enough to refer to as, “…my ‘sob story’…. exposing me for what I really am! …. exploiting my own family’s pain in the name of politics…. suffering to gain the sympathy of the chorus…. all a charade, and a disgusting one at that….” That’s because those of you who know what we’re all about know that we hate flogging helpless and hapless victims for a trivial and personal political agenda, whether they are Haitians killed in an earthquake or a possibly dying patriarchal figure. Besides we have bigger fish to fry with his immenseness.

    M…#1’s biggest gaff came when he shifted from flogging his failing family member to attempting to flog Fidler’s friend, “Gatemouth” Graubard. That part was 100% projection by M…#1: “You see, in Graubard’s distorted world view – politicos like him and me ( M…#1) are incapable of showing any concern for another. We don’t relate with each other on any levels other than partisan. Friendships are temporary, and of convenience only. Feelings are never involved, unless they’re laced with hate and vitriol. Advancement and gaining position are all that matter. No quarter given. No mercy. … We must be this way. There is no other way. Because the other side isn’t human – they’re simply the enemy. A thing to be destroyed at all costs.” Who in this world who ever read or heard M…#1’s words on his “Official” GOP blog (Brooklyn GOP Radio – “Official” – Blog) , or the “Official” GOP blog of M…#2 ( The Official Brooklyn Young Republicans/ ), or the dormant Brooklyn GOP hate blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas” or “Brooklyn G.O.P. [Blog] Radio” ( brooklyngopradio ) has any doubt that all of that doesn’t apply to M…#1, in logarithmic proportions. Who knows, it might all be true of “Gatemouth” Graubard, as well; but we have come only to bury M…#1 and M…#2, not praise or raise G…G or his friend Fidler for that matter.

    • For M...1 it's all about whether one has been chosen permalink
      March 5, 2012 11:00 am

      A birdie called and told us that there is a backstory fueling M…#1’s fight with “Gatemouth”. It all has to do with M…1’s long documented apparent personal animus against certain of his chosen enemies, together with the fact that “Gatemouth” is one of the internet pundits that documented several of those instances where M…1 went over the line in getting at this or that chosen enemy (most notably Lew Fidler in 2009).

      The little birdie chirped and chirped, the way some carefully chosen birdies do, and it began to make sense. “Gatemouth” (whom M…1 now refers to as “Howard Graubard”, because M…1 is really PO’d about all this) mentioned that Joseph Hayon, in spite of all his other faults, was more of a gentleman and had more manners than M…1. There was a nuance that really seemed to set M…1 off; “Gatemouth” specifically referenced some chosen prayers that Mr. Hayon would be saying for Mr. Fidler. So it looks like M…1 was freaked out by a couple of his chosen enemies showing him up over how he dealt with Fidler’s medical problem (btw, for those who don’t know, Mr. Hayon long has been one of M…1’s favorite chosen targets for ridicule inside the Brooklyn GOP).

      Since M…1 likes to predict such things, we predict that M…1 will soon point out that he has lots of chosen friends and chosen associates at work, and that there is much more to him than ranting about certain chosen enemies.

      • Berardelli gets no kudos from M...#2 or another unstable guy for "Spell Check" jibe at "Gatemouth Graubard" permalink
        March 7, 2012 2:22 am

        The Monday, March 5, 2012 “What’s A “Eunich” And Other Graubard Buffoonery” by Gene R. Berardelli, Esq. on his “Official” vanity political blog, “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” received ZERO (0) “ ’Atta-boys” in two days of being up for Gene’s world audience to see and comment. Of course nobody with a real set would chime in on Berardelli’s spell-check rank-out (something we’ve seen from him before), which is just a little too “… cause Sister said…. I’m telling Sister what you did…”

        There wasn’t a routine second to the motion from M…#2 or even something from the semi-regular comment maker on the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” — “Anonymous – Captain America”, who on 3/4/2012 made a comment to Berardelli’s earlier post, and in that comment “Anonymous – Captain America” had expressed some dislike or hostility towards “…this guy Howard … this man Howard…” along with some other ominous or threatening remarks. That would not be something new for that unstable individual, who is believed to be the same “Anonymous – Captain America”, a/k/a “Bas”, a/k/a “Ole Man Nicky”[with his supposedly deadly cane called “.38”], a/k/a “The Alpha & Omega”, a/k/a “God”, a/k/a “Pow-Pow You’re Dead”, etc., etc., etc., about whom we had commented on other occasions in connection with other serious matters ( btw, Mr. Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., has the U.S. Secret Service, P.I. Div., make any inquiries to you about him yet?).

      • Chirping birds tweeting loudly to Angry birds permalink
        March 7, 2012 1:36 pm

        Birdies are chirp chirp chirping again…..M…#1, the Spelling Bee Champion of the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog”, also has the I.R.S. making inquiries…it is believed that M…#1 has a large tax lien and is practicing his profession without a license due to non-payment of professional association dues….M…#1 needs to clean his cage before soiling others.
        Let’s see what happens next….

      • russ permalink
        March 7, 2012 2:20 pm

        Attorney Registration
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        as of 03/07/2012

        Reg Id Name Admitted Dept Status
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        2817 HARING ST
        BROOKLYN, NY 11235-1711
        e-mail: 2010-2011
        Law School Next Registration

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      • Gene Arby's Ghost ot "Spell Checks Fail" Past permalink
        March 8, 2012 12:59 am

        A specter, looking like Craig Eaton in drag as a pre-Vatican II nun, appears weighed down by chains which are wrapped around English grammar books, dictionaries, thesauri, books of slang and usage, and the like. In a booming husky but feminine voice (not unlike Kathleen Turner’s of recent vintage), the specter exclaims, “If what ‘Angry Birds’ and ‘Russ’ say are both true, then you, mistler spellins champ GRBEsq, might hvave some reallye bigge problennemums. Party Chairman Craig Eaton (“out” in his nun’s drag with a ruler, like TJIUA’s picture of him, or dressed for his day job) should conduct an inquisissyshun of GRBEsq to see if the current KCRP Law Chairman, GRBEsq, is worthy of anye Brooklyn GOP honorariariums of any scortd. (btw, Gene, how doos sssomeboadie gets this wheatchex, ricechex or spellchex to work, sins you calims 2 “B” sush en egspert hahn spellinks?)

  99. "Yaakov Gold" -- Is this a case of a "Five Fingers" agent or a "... Manchurian Candidate" permalink
    March 6, 2012 1:00 pm

    The same birdie who called me about M…#1 above, called again; this time it was with a plot so convoluted that, if it were a movie, it would be one worthy of somebody whose last name would certainly be Mankiewicz. Again after lots of chirping, chirping, chirping… it started to sound like it might just have been crazy enough to be plausible or at least possible.

    This all involves a back and forth of posts on the Yeshiva World News, basically between Joseph Hayon, a strong David Storobin supporter, and somebody calling himself “Yaakov Gold”, who is clearly NOT a strong “David” Storobin supporter (there are also lots of comments for and against by others following each post in YWN by JH and YG).

    Yaakov Gold made a series of charges that come down to this – 1) “David” Storobin is not what he pretends to be: a) his name is not “David” – it’s “Dimitry(i)”; b) he is not a Frum Jew; and c) he lied to the Frum Rabbis saying that he was a Frum Jew to get their support against Lew Fidler; and all of that is part of 2) “David-Dimitry(i)” Storobin’s contrived and underhanded political agenda, which is either not known, can’t be precisely described, or can’t be revealed by YG.

    In his YWN post, Joseph Hayon made a very narrow and detailed rebuttal of key parts of YG’s charges – specifically that Storobin never said he was Frum and that he certainly never said it to any Frum Rabbis. Yaakov Gold’s response was to ignore the details of Hayon’s rebuttal, repeat his charges that Storobin was guilty of lying about being Frum and mentioning some un-named Frum Rabbi who was contemplating withdrawing his endorsement of Storobin.

    This is what my birdie thinks about all of this. First Tweety asked three key questions: Who is/was Yaakov Gold (several of the commenters on “Yeshiva World News” asked exactly the same question)? What is/was he exactly trying to do? Why is/was he doing it?

    Ultimately, the answers to the second and third were the same – TO STOP THE ELECTION OF DAVID STOROBIN. However, that needed to be broken down in some detail (all of it is far too complicated for me to recount here or even to remember very well, but the point is that my Tweety Bird does). I’ll just layout the high points of what my little bird had to say, as I understood them:

    A) Yaakov Gold is to a greater or lesser extent flying under a false flag – he is not Frum himself and is either a Lew Fidler supporter or even worse an undercover operative against Storobin;
    B) Yaakov Gold developed key “inside” information about David Storobin, probably from someone who knows Storobin quite well, possibly Storobin himself;
    C)Yaakov Gold wants to blunt the effect of the Frum Rabbis’ endorsements of David Storobin, which were arranged by Frum Republican or Conservative activists;
    D) Yaakov Gold has no details about anything that happened in the interviews between Storobin and the Frum Rabbis or the Frum Republican or Conservative activists; and
    E) The pattern of the arguments made by Yaakov Gold suspiciously mimics those of M…#1 and M…#2 and the rest of the Brooklyn GOP hate machine.

    NOTE: I make this comment as a favor to my small avian friend without any claim that it holds any water whatsoever. My guess would be “Yaakov Gold” is more or less who and what he claims to be – a regular reader of “Hamodia” who posted his claims and criticisms on “Yeshiva World News” – and his motives and methods are all out there for everybody to see. You connect the dots for yourself, if you care to do so and you think there are enough of them. In case you think you need a few more, here …….

  100. Who is Yaakov Gold? permalink
    March 6, 2012 3:02 pm

    I spoke to the rabbi that “Yaakov Gold” spoke to. The rabbi confirmed to me that he never spoke to Yaakov Gold, but to Kalman Yeger!!!

    That’s right, Kalman Yeger. He reads the Hamodia, is furious at Dov Oustacher for “getting” rabbis that revoked endorsements, and he personally arranged for the Asher David to write false information about Storobin — in the guise of a Storobin supporter — to set up his “rebuke” letter on Yeshiva World News.

    Kalman Yeger — by his own words — is a self hating politician, and he should resign for intentionally misleading and backstabbing the Jewish community for his own political gain.

    • "Yaakov Gold" -- is somebody unwrapping a suprise package? permalink
      March 6, 2012 4:32 pm

      Thank you for your contribution toward solving the “Yaakov Gold” mystery. A few more dots and a clearer picture emerges…

      Who or what are the political associations of this self-hating politician, Kalman Yeger?

    • Who "Yaakov Gold" is not likely to be... permalink
      March 6, 2012 7:05 pm

      Why would Kalman Yeger try to be “Yaakov Gold”? Kalman Yeger is Lew Fidler’s Campaign Manager and principal campaign spokesman to the Frum community. He has lived his whole life in the Midwood, much of which is in the State Senate district that Filder now seeks to represent. Mr. Yeger is a very experienced political operative, has managed many campaigns and he was a senior adviser to City Councilman David Greenfield’s Special Election campaign for the New York City Council. Yeger also has a very longstanding relationship with those who produce Yeshiva World News.

      Right now, Kalman Yeger is trying to keep Lew Fidler’s campaign afloat in the Southern Brooklyn Orthodox Community in any way he can. Nonetheless, it is unlikely that Mr. Yeger would involve himself directly in a hoax or the kind of put up job suggested by the person who made the comment, “Who is Yaakov Gold?”. If exposed as a hoaxster, or an even underhanded paid-gun-for-hire, Mr. Yeger’s standing in his own community would be badly tarnished.

      Whoever made the comment “Who is Yaakov Gold?” specifically said, “I spoke to the rabbi that “Yaakov Gold” spoke to. The rabbi confirmed to me that he never spoke to Yaakov Gold, but to Kalman Yeger!!!” Just which Rabbi was that? And how does anybody know what Rabbi or Rabbis this “Yaakov Gold” spoke to, especailly since many seem to believe that “Yaakov Gold” is a completely fictional character, or at very least a pseudonym?

    • Kalman Gold permalink
      March 7, 2012 12:07 pm

      The Fidler team blogs on Atlas.

      You ask questions as if Yeger/Gold doesn’t exist. Go ask Yeger/Gold which rabbi he spoke to and you will have your answer.

      You admit that Yeger “has a long standing relationship with Yeshiva World News”. Because Yeger IS Gold!!!

      Kalman Yeger is just another David Weprin. Whatever standing he has in the community diminishes by the days JUST BECAUSE HE IS ASSOCIATED with LEWIS FIDLER!!! He has no chance of getting Fidler a win. Yeger has a better chance running for rabbi.

      Greenfield is another Jew-turned-traitor. Did you see yesterday’s news? Find me one BLACK REPRESENTATIVE that will support slicing the black community so that not even ONE black man can get elected.

      Greenfield’s STUPID ghetto analogy with FIDLER SUPPORTERS and JEW-TRAITORS backing his STUPID plan will make ensure Greenfield’s career to end with the City Council term limits.

      Whoever or whichever Jewish Pork-Eating Democrat you are, admits Kalman Yeger IS Yaakov Gold

  101. Possibly Other Shoes Are Going to Drop On Storobin permalink
    March 6, 2012 7:25 pm

    More than a month ago, somebody who has excellent connections with several leaders of the Democratic Party in Brooklyn said that several items would eventually be raised against David Storobin, two such items come to mind because they have come up in the campaign in the last couple of days. The first involves who David Storobin is and/or says that he is; and the second is what he does for a living, more specifically they nature of his law practice.

    One wonders if it’s as bad as it’s going get for David Storobin with respect to his legal practice and biographical issues or will ther be more. One rumor is that a Southern Brooklyn Journalist/Blogger has hard copy or secure downloads of many of David Storobin’s articles and for some reason has sat on what Storobin had to say in them.

    Let’s see what happens next.

  102. Fidler's State Campaign Committee is getting knocked around for the Anti-Lawyering Mailer aimed at Storobin permalink
    March 7, 2012 10:50 am

    The Democratic State Senate Committee is getting roasted by several Fidler supporters for putting out a mailer criticizing David Storobin’s choice of clientele and the advertising of his legal services.

    Perhaps the DSSC hasn’t heard about a defendant’s right to legal counsel.

    • CORRECTION: "DSSC" instead of "DSCC" permalink
      March 8, 2012 1:24 am

      What was referred to above as “The Democratic State Senate Committee” or “the DSSC” should have appeared as the “Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC)”. We are sorry if there was any confusion or indigestion.

      • CORRECTION: Substitute Holograms permalink
        March 8, 2012 1:33 am

        The hologram above was a mistake. It should be the one that now appears with this correction and not the one that was similar to the one appearing with the comment, “Possibly Other Shoes Are Going to Drop On Storobin”. We don’t know who made that comment; and if we did, we would never admit it, because we want nothing to do with them since they are crazy and want Republicans to really stand for something. We believe in “Realpolitik” and want to sell-out to the highest bidder — just like the Brooklyn GOP establishment.

  103. Birther Sheriff Joe Arpaio Takes on Arizona’s “Republican” Governor Brewer after She Disagreed With his Report permalink
    March 7, 2012 12:46 pm


    Arizona’s Republican Governor Jan Brewer says she wants to see Barack Obama out of the White House ( remember how she made the national news finger-wagging at the President in front of Air Force One on the tarmac) . One really has to wonder if she’s serious about any of that; or if for her it’s really all just “a dog and pony show” for the sun-addled rubes.

    But On Tuesday she said she did not believe last week’s findings by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio that President Obama’s birth certificate appeared to be a fake. According to Governor Brewer, “I have every reason to believe that [the president’s] birth certificate is valid in the state of Hawaii.” However, at the same time, Brewer acknowledged that, unlike Sheriff Arpaio, she has not done extensive research on the material concerning the lack of authenticity of the document tendered by the White House. ( “Brewer disagrees with Arpaio findings, believes Obama birth record real” Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 4:10 pm by Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services; ; ).

    The Maricopa County Sheriff mildly rebuked the governor while criticizing her comments. “That’s the governor’s opinion,” Arpaio said. “And I have my opinion, plus facts.” According to the sheriff, those facts stem from a forensic analysis of an electronic copy of the president’s birth certificate, as it was posted on the White House web site. According to the sheriff, Mike Zullo, head of the sheriff’s investigation of the matter involving the birth certificate, has said that electronic analysis showed it was not a single scanned document but several pieces put together with software. Furthermore, he said the posted copy of the birth certificate was full of internal inconsistencies and that there is no legitimate explanation for those inconsistencies.

    Among her other comments, Governor Brewer said she had spoken several years ago to her Hawaiian counterpart when the issue first arose. And on the governor said that she was “…assured … that everything was in proper order and they stand by their records that he was born in Hawaii.”

    Sheriff Arpaio sniffed at the governor’s reasons for discounting his findings and said the assurances given to Governor Brewer by Hawaii’s former governor, Linda Lingle, are irrelevant. In his own words: “I mean, what does that mean? … You’ve got to go back and see all the conflicts” … “Anyway, that conversation between the two chief executives occurred some time ago.”

    This isn’t Brewer’s first confrontation with those who still want to require President Obama to prove his eligibility to serve as president by providing adequate proof of his U.S. birth. Last year Governor Brewer vetoed legislation, which had passed the Arizona legislature, that would have required all candidates to provide proof they were born in this country to get on the Arizona ballot as a candidate for President of the United States.

  104. Michael Russo permalink
    March 9, 2012 11:26 am


    My mentor wanted me to read your blog site and also to read Mr. Berardelli’s site.

    Than my mentor who goes under many names, one in particular Captain America wanted me to use around 500 words and do an essay on what I read and have learned from all of this.

    First I would like to say I have found your site and Mr. Berardelli’s site very interesting.

    My project was like I said to read all the comments and to give a report on what I found.

    Understand I have no political background at all.

    My mentor from what I have gathered from talking to him could care less about politics, the inner workings and or the President or your remarks which were told to him on Wednesday at the Young Republican Headquarters, but wanted me to learn a lesson from all of this and he wanted me to comment on this blog site.

    His main (Captain America) concern is the country and where it is going in terms of what it use to be like and what some are trying to make it become like you.

    I have printed out portions of your site and will comment on these portions as to what I see, feel and have thoughts on.

    With regards to Captain America, a/k/a “Bas” “Old Man Nicky (with cane), The Alpha & Omega. God, etc, etc!

    I understand his thoughts for I have questioned him on many occasions.

    Captain America is writing a book and in order to write a good book you have to be and act the roles that you are writing about.

    One of the many reason for all the a/k/a names, one of the names Bas is personal for that was his name in the military or whoever he worked for back in the 1960’s.

    His military career to me is cloaked. I have theories on what he has done, but will keep this to myself for he does not talk much about it to me.

    Sometimes he slips, but again it is in a lesson that he is trying to teach to whoever he encounters.

    The cane is a good example. Does he need the cane?

    Myself I don’t think he needs it to walk. I believe it is just a weapon, which I know can be deadly if used by the right people. In Captain America’s eyes and thoughts he refers to the cane as a 38, maybe it is more deadly to him in that regards.

    Politics and threats to the President, I don’t see this anywhere, I believe your mind is engrossed with plots, science fiction or whatever other twisted thoughts you have.

    I don’t know Mr. Berardelli or Mr. Gallo but if Captain America writes they are nice people I know they are.

    If you think that Captain America is a violent extremist who is planning and plotting I believe your thoughts are twisted like I said before.

    Please remember I am not into politics and have nothing against either side.

    After reading both of these blogs and not playing any of my video game on Thursday and doing this report for my mentor.

    My honest opinion as a student, The Republican Party is the right party for America and the Democratic Party is sort of twisted.

    I will pay more attention to current events in school and I might want to get involved with politics to do away with people like yourself, I have been told to always respect all of my seniors and to try and help them anyway I can.

    With this I am sorry if I offered you and with this my report and with all respect to Captain America, I believe you should meet Captain America for just maybe you will learn more about him and what it means to be a proud America.

    I am proud to know him and I am thinking about the possibility of going to West Point or the Naval Academy once, I finish High School in around 5 years.

    To Captain America I know you told me you would not read this site, but if you change your mind.

    Thank you for everything you have done for me and my friends. Your best little friend.

    PS: For those that read this excuse my English it is one of my poorer subjects and I am trying very hard between my other classes of martial arts, soccer, basketball, baseball, boy scouts and my book which I just started to write, which is about military warfare since the dawn of time and how to WIN

    • Be very careful MICHAEL RUSSO permalink
      March 9, 2012 1:43 pm

      Hello Mikey,

      You seem to be a fine young man with noble ambitions. You are very well versed for an eighth grader. Both the USNA and the USMA are fine institutions with great traditions, I’ve visited both countless times –I even once had cocktails with the Commandant of Annapolis at a garden party in his quarters. More recently, I had a chance to say hello to the SecDef at an event just off the Naval Academy grounds.

      I assure you that I am not twisted in any way with respect to your “Captain America” a/k/a whatever. If he is a threat to the POTUS, it’s up to the proper authorities to make that evaluation and act accordingly; and they have been informed and provided with all the information that I’ve developed so far.


      • What things appear to be or not to be permalink
        March 10, 2012 2:25 am

        For those who’ve just now picked up this thread, in media res, and don’t know what is going on; there is a regular comment maker on Gene Berardelli’s [with occasional input from Russell Gallo] “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog”, whom we have occasionally referred to as “Anonymous -Captain America”. “Young Mikey” (whose comment appears above as “Michael Russo”) has said he is about five (5) years away from graduating high school is thinking about going to the USNA or the USMA, and he also said that he is being “mentored” by this man “Captain America”.

        This is what “Young Mikey” had to say about his mentor from the comment above:
        — his “mentor [ ] goes under many names, one in particular [is] Captain America”;
        — his mentor was told my “remarks … on Wednesday at the Young Republican Headquarters” (one wonders by whom, and wasn’t this Wednesday a Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio night);
        — his mentor “… wanted [young Mikey] to learn a lesson from all of this…”
        — his mentor “…wanted [young Mikey] to comment on this blog site…”

        This has led “young Mikey” to several conclusions and, as we shall call them, “resolutions”, but before that “young Mikey” said, “I understand [Captian America’s] thoughts for I have questioned him on many occasions.” (Since it’s late, we’ll cut to the chase) Mikey comes right out and says, “I might want to get involved … to do away with people like yourself (I assume that means me, uh oh! I hope “young Mikey” is really only an eighth grader and not … somebody “whose military career [ ] is cloaked”.)

        One has to wonder if this all might have been a message using something called Aesopean prose — Gee, I wish I could remember what we were taught about all that; oh where was that Triangle or Q-town, Suitland, Fort Meade, Arlington — “Crystal City” – but before all the high rises above and the underground walkways below; ugh, all of it was so long ago, before law school in a kingdom by the sea or the Chesapeake Bay or the Potomac River or the Chopawamsic Creek (they also serve who stay in and around the Beltway or spittin’ distance away who’s been pulled out of something “Basic” and trained to be basically a bureaucratic analyst instead, just a little while after first Bob Woodward and then Alex Butterfield each had moved on to bigger things with the Nixon stuff.(btw he was then at the top of my Chain of Command above Laird and Chafee (to whom I was introduced by James Webb – funny how they both got to be U.S. Senators and not me ). “Young Mikey”, tell “Captain America” two can play at that game, and tell him if he finishes his book I promise to read the cover notes (and yours to if you finish yours as well and they aren’t the same material); and also tell him to add another a/k/a, “Slick Dome” that’s close to what I had to endure when I had to wear that kind of hairdo. (btw, probably nothing after “Aesopean prose” is true, I was just trying get into a character for a book that I might want write about someone like the guy I described; and the Aesopean prose or Aesopean language, there ain’t no such thing.

  105. Gene and Russell do their usual "Gong Show" on BK GOP BOG RAD permalink
    March 9, 2012 1:13 pm

    The March 7, 2012 “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” rants by Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo were long on bile and choler, but very short on anything useful for real Republicans and conservative minded people. As usual these two “buffoons” presented a political Gong Show fully worthy of Chuck Barris — of course, in one of his most manic and delusional states.

    They continued to propound nostrums about a Brooklyn Republican Party that is on the verge of a clean sweep in southern Brooklyn, turning it into a sea of red. This desirable but fanciful notion is based on their fantastic premise that the Brooklyn GOP is better organized and funded in the districts of southern Brooklyn than any other time in recent memory. (The reality is far from that – for this election year, 2012, the Brooklyn Republican Organization is neither better organized nor better funded in any assembly district of southern Brooklyn than any other year since the benchmark year 2007, which is when the Kings County Republican Leadership was given to Craig Eaton in a notorious middle of the night deal; and Berardelli and Gallo won’t tell you that, because they are Eaton’s shills. In short it was bad in 2007 and it’s been bad ever since; if anything, the Eaton regime has only made things worse.)

    We’ll see what has been wrought by this great Brooklyn GOP on Sunday, March 11, 2012 (we’ll get reports from a couple of birdies who work at Storobin Headquarters, including on Shabbos [we know March 11th is not Shabbos]). According to Gene and Russell, the Brooklyn GOP and all its allies, near and far, will turn out as announced on “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” for an “All Hands” effort at Storobin Headquarters; although, for some reason Gene Berardelli enigmatically stated he might have to be dragged to that event, kicking and screaming. (We have worked in our own way on Storobin’s campaign, and we know that the Brooklyn GOP was certainly “a day late” getting in there with “boots on the ground” for Storobin. It remains to be seen whether the Brooklyn GOP also turns up “a pound short”. On this one we agree with Russell Gallo that Republicans should put their fights and grudges aside and do something for David Storobin’s election. We’ll be back to report on all the fights inside the 27th S.D. after March 20th, rest assured.)

    To be expected, there were the routine complaints about the new district lines. They clearly are not good for Republicans and could mean the end of any elected Republicans in Brooklyn (contrary to the sea of red nonsense above); that’s where any agreement with these morons must end. First, Russell Gallo and Gene Berardelli must be on crack if they think that the proposed New York State Assembly lines have anything to do with the places where the “Republican District Leaders” live and who faces whom for Republican leadership races in 2013. Also interesting was Russell Gallo’s complaint that Democrats had drawn David Storobin out of his home State Senate District, since that was done by committee of the Republican majority in the state senate. It’s also very interesting that what Gene and Russell had to say about Special Master Roanne L. Mann and the proposed new congressional lines for a “Turner district”. Gene and Russell’s sing-song was very much in line with the riffs of “AAA” on March 6th and 7th in “Politics in Brooklyn”( the direct heir and successor to “The Jig is Up Atlas”). Blaming those lines on the Special Master is ridiculous, since it was widely believed that the district would be wiped out long before Bob Turner was elected to Congress; it was almost described as a done deal once Weiner had stepped down.

  106. Michael Russo permalink
    March 10, 2012 6:14 am

    Thank you for your response.

    I respect you and your comments and I hope one day I can meet you and hear of your many experiences within the company.

    A lot of the bigger words and comments you are writing I have to look up.

    I know Captain America wants me to learn from you that is why he told me to comment on your blog.

    I am learning how to write, communicate and I am building a net work of friends with this blog.

    With some of your comments, I got a little confused. I will have to study these a little deeper, I am sure I will figure out what you mean in awhile.

    I am going to call you a friend only through this blog for now.

    I like to say this, I think or I should say you have Captain America all backwards.

    Sometimes what you see is not actually what it is.

    I copied your comments and gave them to Captain America.

    While reading them, he was laughing like he usually does and told me to tell you the following.

    He is far from being a lunatic.

    The videos on You Tube with the gangster rappers are just lessons in life and they are a part of his book.

    Down the road he will use these people in a positive way, not in a negative way.

    Next he told me to tell you, if Barrack was to knock on his door.

    Give him an order he would carry out the order for he is The Commander In Chief.

    I was confused about this but I understand what he means now, I think.

    Again please understand this is not some secret plot by him or me like you make it appear my friend, he is not a wild sick man or like I said before a lunatic.

    Sometimes a genius uses people for a bigger picture that we might not see yet.

    When he had laughed after reading your comments, he told me great job kid.

    He then told me to tell you this.

    Come down to 17th Avenue and you and he can have Pizza on him or you or maybe Chinese food, and he will tell you exactly what he did in the service(company)and just maybe the both of you can write a best seller together, with you as the author of cause.

    I know he likes you and I also know he knows who you are.

    I also believe he has been reading your blog for months and months,

    I too have the ability to read through things and figure people out.

    When he told me about the pizza, I asked could I come and meet you, he told me.

    We will see.
    My friend thank you again for your comments and thanks for all your tips, advice and whatever else I have learned from you, which I know I will figure out in time I am sure.

    It’s time to study and do a little writing. Bye

    PS: With the take you out comment I made, it was not negative my friend

    • He's Baaaack.... permalink
      March 10, 2012 10:56 am


      None of US was ever with “The Company”, WE were “always” part of the “Green Machine” for a little while (talk about Aesopean! Of course somebody’d say WE had to tell you that). WE were never interviewed by the Company, as far as any of us know and no offers were ever made by either side. If we had a sister, sis might have been interviewed, probably for an “off the chart” job in the international oil business, in which sis already was working (now that company has their deal with Hugo from Venezuela). If sis was interviewd, they would have shipped her all over the joint for interviews (even though it was supposed to be all hooked up bigtime by someone somebody’s dad knew from the Company, pretty high up but “retired”). If none of that panned out for sis, maybe a birdie would let her know it might have been because she flunked the flutter and that was right after they caught a mole inside the Company — so no Mata Hari for anybody’s sis (btw, she wants to write a book too, but all of her experiences now belong to the rest of us too, so maybe it will be our book — if you want, use it as part of your plot line; good luck with it).

  107. Dr. Oz permalink
    March 10, 2012 11:33 am

    McCall- You really need help. If we take up a collection will you go see someone?

    • "... the Wizard of Oz is one because/.../ because of all of the wonderful things he does..." permalink
      March 10, 2012 12:09 pm

      Dr. Oz? I know Dr. Oz; and you’re no “Dr. Oz”….

      Besides, who’s McCall? NEVER HOYD O’ HIM AND DON’T KNOW NUTTIN’ ABOUT ‘M…

      But take up that collection for youself and your morbidly obese buddy, so my favorite “Deep Pocket” KCRPChmnCE doesn’t have to pay for everything by himself.

      Got to go back to do our good work for Storobin … along with a couple of my birdies… we let our fingers do the walking, while you “pound pavement”.


  108. Sorry Gene.... permalink
    March 10, 2012 4:45 pm

    Alittle birdie just told me that Gene Berardelli was rejected for jobs this month at Marty Golden’s office by Jerry Kassar- and at Bob Turner’s office by Bob Capano– and at Michael Grimm’s Brooklyn office…

    • Saying The Brooklyn GOP is "For the Birds" is coming from the birds! permalink
      March 11, 2012 1:46 am

      All of a sudden there are more birdies gathered around than anytime since Hitch moved Daphne Du Maurier’s longish short story about a fowl uprising from Blimey’s Cornish coast to the bare-hilled Sonoma Coast some time before an actual environmentally significant invasion there by — grape vines.

      Meanwhile in the bearish hills of Brooklyn, we are enjoying a late winter avian uprising among several of our Republican feathered friends that is so significant that an obviously flustered Brooklyn GOP Establishment ornithologist has specifically named birdies like these, “McCallis RINOsis” ( Commenter “Birdies” to the “Room Eight” March 10, 2012 post “The Man Who Never Was” by Gatemouth). Some Heckles and Jeckles have even become so emboldened that they are again pecking out their own reports here at ASIB, like the guffaw at job seeker “Mr. Grbesq” above.

      Some time tomorrow, you can expect our report on the Brooklyn GOP’s most recent outbreak of bird flu straight from Storobin Headquarters….

      • Everybody seems to like birdies, but some need a good dose of 6-7-8 steel birdshot permalink
        March 11, 2012 4:24 pm

        The birdies chirping on the new Brooklyn GOP hate blog, “Politics in Brooklyn” have caught Bird Flu or something… One of the comments to AAA’s Friday, March 9, 2012 6:38PM post, “After Telling Southern Brooklyn To Drop Dead. Out Of Touch Northern Brooklyn Democrat Seamus Campbell Goes On Long Tirade While Defending Upper East Siders Tracking IP Addresses And Exposing Himself To Be Desperate For Attention.” is headed “A Little Birdie — March 10, 2012 08:52AM” and it says the following:

        “A Little Birdie…told me that McCall, Hayon, Seamus, Judge, and Nocera all frequently speak to each other and that they have an information network used primarily to hurt the Brooklyn GOP’s efforts to win elections. *** This birdie is reliable. *** I must say that AAA has outdone himself once again.”

        Unfortunately, as far as we can tell not a word of that comment is true. To paraphrase Mary McCarthy’s jibe at Lillian Hellman — Almost every word AAA and his comment makers write are lies, including ; “to”; “that”; “and” and of course “a” and “the”…

        A point needs to be made, though. AAA doesn’t seem to like anybody being part of an information network; and his/her posting together with the obviously internally generated comments indicates that he/she is certainly not part of any. Maybe if somebody at the new GOP hate blog, “Politics in Brooklyn” were plugged into some kind information network, they might be able to discuss some real politics in Brooklyn, instead of the warmed over hate blog nonsense that keeps pouring out.

  109. Michael Russo permalink
    March 11, 2012 8:23 am

    Hello Gene & Russ & Tommy & Craig & Phylis & Elaine & Vinnie & Eugene & Brian & Jacob & David & Bob & Michael & Peter & Karen & Mary Ann & others to be named later.

    Hello everyone

    Busy day yesterday. I did a a lot of studying, reading and writing.

    I read your comments and I was confused.

    I called Captain America and read your comments to him.

    Again he laughed and told me.

    This is little league stuff and he has no time for this.

    Told me if I figure this out I am good and better than he thinks I am.

    He than gave me a list of players and told me to greet them all.

    Than a riddle he gave me.

    Within their mist lays the spy.

    A friend to many but this birdie sings or is their two?

    Hearts will fall.

    The spade will win in the end.

    Since 40 they started

    72 and still no glory or parade!

    Well my friends I am 13 and I am getting more and more interested in politics for if it is this interesting.

    I may want to run for office in the near future.

    When I put my mind to something, I do what I say.

    Can you explain your last set of comments that were addressed to me more better.

    I am still a little confused on some of it.

    Bye my friends.

    • Get a Life permalink
      March 11, 2012 11:12 am

      Find a different hobby. This aint wort’ it.

  110. Goodbye, Michael Russo permalink
    March 11, 2012 11:21 am


    If you are all that you say you are; if you aren’t flying under a false flag, you are really wasting your time doing this stuff. Be a kid and get ready for high school and other things that matter in your real world future. Political rants and this personal stuff between the players are not part of that in any way.


    There are lots of bad people out there and they will ruin you and your life, if you give them a chance. This is expecially important wrt somebody you call your mentor “Captain America a/k/a (whatever)…”

    Re my last: you have plenty of information to fill in the blanks yourself — look up “Aesopean Language” (wikipedia is a good start). Know also that “fact and fiction need neither collide nor have friction”.

    “TBRW, a/k/a whatever…”


  111. Michael Russo permalink
    March 11, 2012 2:37 pm


    If you are all that you say you are;

    Goodbye. Yes I sort of figured out what Captain America was trying to teach me, you people are boring and I am in a higher league than you all.

    if you aren’t flying under a false flag,

    (You got me I am special agent Jonah Smith)

    you are really wasting your time doing this stuff.

    (This is more fun than the Video Games which I just gave up)

    Be a kid and get ready for high school and other things that matter in your real world future.

    (This is my future, for in order to be great at something you have to live and experience it, and I have experienced what it means to live in a paranoid world such as you do. I understand you have had a lot of bad experiences and do this blog in order to keep yourself from going insane and being committed.

    More than likely you are not married or have children)

    You seem to be a nice man, but I would not trust you.

    Political rants and this personal stuff between the players are not part of that in any way.

    (You are correct on this, but it is very important in any job I will have in the future.
    I can see you have no personality and more than likely very few people like you)


    (Why are you screaming, my mother is sitting here with me, as I am typing. She told me you are a scared person. Who likes to hide behind this blog. If you were not scared you would use your name.)

    There are lots of bad people out there and they will ruin you and your life, if you give them a chance.

    (My IQ is 185 and growing, Captain America was right, you have a peanut brain compared to my brain)

    This is expecially

    (You spelled this word wrong = especially)

    important wrt

    (Again you spelled a word wrong = with)

    somebody you call your mentor “Captain America a/k/a (whatever)…”

    My mother is laughing for her IQ is around 195.

    Captain America makes both of us look like mental midgets, I think he is in the upper 250’s or higher.

    Re my last: you have plenty of information to fill in the blanks yourself —

    (Why would I fill in the blanks, you had nothing better to say?)

    look up “Aesopean Language”

    Aesopian Language is communications that convey an innocent meaning to outsiders but hold a concealed meaning to informed members of a conspiracy, this is from my memory…

    Boy you must have read thousands and thousands of books on spies, etc…
    By the way I did leave you a secret message just for you. Since you think Captain America is doing something illegal or is a maniac.. Boy are you wrong about this.

    Be a man and tell Captain America you are sorry.

    By The way you spelled Aesopean wrong, it is Aesopian and my mother taught me this when I was 7.

    (wikipedia is a good start). Know also that “fact and fiction need neither collide nor have friction”.

    “TBRW, a/k/a whatever…” (You are out dated with language)


    I will not attend any military school. I will be attending MIT next year.

    Thank you for all of your knowledge and for trying to help me understand people like yourself better. I have learned a valuable lesson here what it means to be miserable!

  112. Butcher Berardelli tries to peddle Kosher pork sausage and tripe, “good news” for all dietary requirements... permalink
    March 12, 2012 1:16 am

    This is the kind of treif or trife, or tripe ( that Mr. Grbesq is really trying to put over on everybody in his most recent post on his vanity blog, “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog”: Sunday March 11, 2012 “Source: Upstate ‘Deal’ For Ousted County Exec? WHAT ABOUT BOB?!?”

    According to Mr. Grbesq, “As I write this, party power-brokers are meeting to horse trade with each other on the final version of the Congressional lines. According to my source, who has always been reliable when it comes to Congressional news, the latest controversy surrounds possible Congressional seats that would split Erie County between two different Congressional districts – one strongly Republican, one Democratic – at the expense of three incumbent Republican members of Congress.” This story has more holes in it than Swiss or Jarlesburg Cheese. Forget the gist of the first part of Berardelli’s posting – it says nothing of value. It’s not even good as gossip. What party power-brokers? And how are they going to put their plan into effect without Federal Court approval since a Special Master has been put in to draw the congressional lines? How is Gene’s question about Congressman Turner relevant to a part of New York State that is so darn near “Ohio, Ohio, Ohio” ?

    We’ve watched Mr. Grbesq for a long time and know his game plan pretty well, he tends to bury his leads. Why should this post be any different? That means his real pitch is what follows: “With Brooklyn GOP Radio moving up in the world since CPAC, Russell and I get lots of calls with ‘tips’ from anonymous sources. Some just want to see where the information goes, while others have credible information that they want to see break (in other words, they’re looking for a pair of empty barrels, like Russell and Gene, to thoughtlessly echo the noise they want to make). I believe this latest tip falls within the latter category.” Where is there any proof for any of his claims? Mr. Grbeesq and his little buddy, are two desperados (a/k/a M#…1 and M#…2) who have been trying to flimflam their way into political relevance for over two years now, with empty titles in the Brooklyn GOP, knock-off Young Republican organizations, phony and hateful blogs, radio that isn’t really radio, and now phony news leaks from gawd-knows-who in upper B-F New York.
    Gene has been quite jealous of what we’ve been able to do here with little to no resources. Lately, we’ve been mentioning our “birdies” that have been passing along good political information, up and down the political food chain. Now, he wants to show that he and Russell can get the same kind of information. But, look what he has to show — NOTHING — but a good pat on his own back.
    Whatever Mr. Grbesq might choose to call it, don’t buy it and certainly don’t ingest any of it. Btw, Gene, calling it traef, trife, tripe or ordure would be truth in advertising, but would not mean it’s any good for the rest of us.

    • CORRECTION of ultimate and penultimate lines permalink
      March 12, 2012 1:28 am

      CORRECTION: In the penultimate line above, we originally intended to write “offal” instead of “ordure”, but now think both should be in any comment having to do with a Gene Berardelli post. With a littl tinkering, the line should now read through to its ultimate finish as follows: “Btw, Gene, calling it treif, trife, tripe, offal or ordure would be truth in advertising, but that still would not mean it would be any good for the rest of us.”

      • Berardelli Comments on his own post with factoids about Upper B-F NY permalink
        March 12, 2012 10:27 am

        Sometime late in the evening or early this morning Mr. Gene R Berardelli, Esq., commented to his own blog referred to above, as follows: “UPDATE: Here are some ‘Crack Staff’ Facts About Erie County for some perspective…” He then proceeded to put forward a bunch of “facts” about Erie County that they probably could care less about IN ERIE COUNTY; Mr. Grbesq has to ask himself, “What is the point?” before he goes off on one of these anal-retentive binges.

        Mr. Grbesq’s real problem is that he has nothing to say that anybody cares about; and he goes floundering about on Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio and on his Brooklyn GOP vanity blog trying to find something. Some of us think that the real reason Mr. Grbesq made the comment was to show that the problematic “Anonymous – Captian America” is not the only one who makes comments on Berardelli’s vanity blog, “Brooklyn GOP Radio-Official-Show Blog”

  113. Alice Feinstein permalink
    March 12, 2012 12:53 pm


    Michael and Captain American (who by the way will be tested us on what we have learned) both asked me to read this site and The GOP Republican Blog Site.

    Well me, Michael and several other students we have been using both sites as a test ground for a project I am working on.

    My field of expertise and what I plan on becoming is a Neuro scientist

    To explain exactly what I am doing, this would bore you all and more than likely you would not understand anything I tell you considering your brains are very limited from me reading your thoughts and the way you structure and format your words.

    The only one that makes any sense on this blog site is Mr. Gene R Berardelli.

    Mr. Berardelli brain structure is highly structured and I would love to study his vortex and this research is conducted by simultaneously monitoring and recording brainwave activity as well as Geomagnetic activity.

    Conclusion: Me and Mr. Berardelli could have a simple conversation on any topic and he would pass with flying colors.

    Mr. Berardelli keep up the good writing and structure format of your brain. You scored a 90

    The person above my comments I would love to see inside your brain.

    The structure of your words and the format of such lead me to believe you use maybe 5% of your brain. A lot of monkeys use more than this person.

  114. Alice Feinstein permalink
    March 12, 2012 1:08 pm

    Hello again

    You scored 10%.

    You sound very educated, but in the future you may have problems remembering simple things like who you are, losing keys, the losing of things will become more and more before you totally forget who you are and where you live.

    My studies have found eating frog legs will help this.

    Bathing with Garlic.

    Living abroad is also good for your type of brain disorder. You need to be in silence, becoming a Monk would be good for you and everyone associated with you.

    Michael was right this is a boring blog site.

    My project is almost finished and I will be submitting my paper to The American Medical Journey along with my findings.

    Please remember you can improve your brain function by thinking instead of babbling away and not making any sense.

    Please you do not have to comment, because I or my friends will not becoming back here to this site which is BORING

    Alice Feinstein

  115. Smelly Gene permalink
    March 12, 2012 5:38 pm

    Good luck Alice! You will need to study a lot more than the inside of Gene’s brain.

  116. Brooklyn GOP [with friends] effort for Storobin called "Adequate" -- but hardly a "Boardwlk Empire" permalink
    March 12, 2012 6:19 pm

    Our birdies have made their reports on the Brooklyn GOP, Young Republicans and other people affiliated with the Brooklyn Republicans young and old. The consensus was that the Brooklyn GOP, as augmented, helped flesh out David Storobin’s Sunday March 11 campaign operation. However, considering that the Brooklyn GOP calls went out far and wide for an “All Hands on Deck” showing, the response was underwhelming. The results were regarded as “adequate” by the more enthusiastic of my coal mining canaries. Nonetheless, it showed that most Republicans considered “active” in the Brooklyn GOP, if not already involved in David Storobin’s Campaign in some capacity, still have better things to do with their Mid-March Sundays.

    If you have any specific details or anecdotes about this Storobin Sunday by the Shore, please let everybody know. Especially since the is only one Sunday left before the Special Election inthe 27th S.D.

  117. Gene Berardedelli is in-F-in' believable ! permalink
    March 12, 2012 11:58 pm

    Gatemouth-Graubard the nemesis and goad of David Storobin, the Brooklyn GOP and its two leading mouthpieces, Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo, stole the march from the Brooklyn GOP; and he took the wind out of Storobin’s sails by being the first to post his take on the Fidler-Storobin NY-1 Debate last night. “David Storobin Channels David Weprin” posted on “Room Eight/New York Politics” by Gatemouth, Mon, 03/12/2012 – 10:05pm… We won’t get into any of the details that Gatemouth accentuated, nor will we try to counterpunch those items at this time; that’s not the point of our comment. HERE IS OUR POINT: Where is the counter-coverage by Gene R. Berardelli, Esq.?

    Berardelli says he backs Republican candidates in Brooklyn; and he says he supports David Storobin’s run in the Special Election in the 27th S.D. for the vacated Kruger seat. Why wasn’t Berardelli, Johnny-on-the-Spot, getting something out about the debate that was positive about Storobin’s performance. Why is somebody paying for Gene R. Berardelli, Esq. to have his personal GOP vanity blog, “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” if he can’t use it to turn around a quick positive piece for a Republican candidate like David Storobin right after a critical debate?

    Instead, this is what we got from the propaganda prince of the Brooklyn GOP:
    “B’klyn GOP Chair Wants To Draft Bob Turner For Senate!” By Gene R. Berardelli, Monday March 12, 2012. According to my search engine at 12:47 AM on 3/13/12 that item was posted “2 hours ago” which would have been around 10:30 PM on 3/12/12. Instead of rebutting Gatemouth’s attack on David Storobin, Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., was flacking for his party boss Craig Eaton with another of Eaton’s hair-brained schemes to try and lead the New York State Republican Party when he can’t even lead the Republicans in Brooklyn, or effectively control Berardelli and Gallo, for that matter.

    The reason it’s important to deal with Gatemouth-Graubard’s postings ASAP is that many other political reporters and commentators read his stuff. Hence, as of this moment, G-G is ahead in the spin race wrt the NY-1 Fidler-Storobin debate.

    • CORRECTION & UPDATE: Gene BERARDELLI is [UN] -F-in' believable ! And he still is... permalink
      March 13, 2012 9:49 am

      Oops! Our bad… “Gene Berardedelli is in-F-in’ believable !” should have been “Gene Berardelli is un-F-in’ believable !”

      It’s now twelve hours [half a day] since Gatemouth-Graubard posted about the Fidler-Storobin NY-1 Debate and since Gene Berardelli posted about the Eaton thing instead. btw, Beradelli’s post about his county chaiman was not even news when Berardelli did post it, making his failure to post about David Storobin more egregious.

      • WHat gives? Not one, but two GOP blogs are suddenly ignoring David Storobin. permalink
        March 13, 2012 11:23 pm

        Perhaps we were a little unfair in giving Mr. Grbesq all the credit for blowing Craig Eaton’s horn for Eaton’s call for the nomination of Bob Turner to run for the U.S. Senate angainst Kirsten Gillibrand. Another is equally worthy of the honor of having done so, AAA, the longtime GOP hateblogger first with “The Jig is Up Atlas” and now with “Politics in Brooklyn”.

        Since both of the Brooklyn GOP bloggers did it so closely in time, we suspect that there was coordination between the two blogs (and we’re shocked!)

        In any case the “Odd Man Out” in all of this is Republican State Senate candidate David Storobin who still has received not a single mention on either blog in the more than twenty-four (24) hours since the Storobin-Fiddler Debate, moderated by Errol Louis on NY-1 last night. Maybe that’s what Gene B. meant on “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” last week when he said that he would have to be dragged kicking and screaming to help David Storobin’s campaign.

        THE QUESTION BEGS — Gene, why the sudden cold shoulder for Mr. Storobin?

  118. Gloria Torres permalink
    March 13, 2012 7:37 am

    Be right back

    • ...and now a word from our sponsor... permalink
      March 13, 2012 10:01 am

      More delusional stuff from Gene and Russell’s imaginary friend and his imaginary wards, a/k/a “The Peanut Gallery” — Captain America a/k/a … [and now] Buffalo Bob Smith [not “Special Agent Jonah Smith” (nice touch, though)].

  119. Gloria Torres permalink
    March 13, 2012 11:26 am


    Sorry I am back,

    I had to attend school for 4 hours today.

    My friend Alice asked me today did I read
    the writing and understand the thoughts of
    many behind this blog and the other GOP
    site which is run by Gene Berardelli.

    Alice told me she needs my report right away
    for our project which is being funded by
    The Federal people who ever they are.

    Fun these sites, this one and the last one
    which is being run by Gene R. Berardelli, Esq.

    I enjoyed his site for our boss that is directing
    us is the most active on Gene’s site.

    The writings that were directed towards him
    that he is secretly using codes and various
    other methods to pass messages are very
    funny in deed.

    The purpose of are study, like I said was
    to peer inside the workings of both
    Political Parties and to render this,
    report to whoever is in charge of our boss and us.

    Captain America laughs a lot for I believe he
    or I should say I know he is The America
    Government and when you all stated he
    was reported to The Secret Service for
    maybe threats on the President.

    I know, but not for sure our group works
    outside of a lot of the channels that are
    used by the Government in charge of
    security of this great country.

    Captain America has no interest as do we in politics.

    His group is interested in these blogs for many
    of them are in a different party I believe that are
    the keepers of this country and have been since
    the birth of this great country.

    I am just 12 but I have the ability to read people
    and understand their thought process’s our boss
    is The Master at this.

    If he tells you something, take it to the
    bank for it will come true.

    During one of our conference calls, he
    mentions to us that we are the future leaders
    of this country.

    In the beginning I did not understand what he meant.

    I do now, they recruit us when we are young, than
    hide us in fields they will use years from now.

    When 9/11 happened I was just a baby.

    He explained they the keepers knew it was
    coming, but could not stop it for like he tells us.

    Sometimes you have to leave your comrades in
    arms and wait until another day for The Complete Victory.

    It hurts and most of the time the tears are
    very deep and the pain is deeper.

    In the end The Captain America Team will
    prevail and so will our freedom and way of life
    since the birth of this great country.

    I like to thank all of you for such wonderful sites
    and all of the humor with your love – hate
    relationships you all have with each other.

    Bye for now I will be back to monitor your talks.


  120. Gloria Torres permalink
    March 13, 2012 11:44 am

    And now a word from our sponsor… permalink
    March 13, 2012 10:01 am

    More delusional stuff from Gene and Russell’s imaginary friend and his imaginary wards, a/k/a “The Peanut Gallery” — Captain America a/k/a … [and now] Buffalo Bob Smith [not “Special Agent Jonah Smith” (nice touch, though)].

    My friend these people are deep
    You better watch your taxes this Year.

    If they know who you are

    Heaven help you, for your comments
    Won’t help you..

    Good Luck

    Just joking my friend

    We do know who you are

    and love your humor.

    Keep up the good work


    • And now another word from our sponsor.... permalink
      March 13, 2012 1:32 pm

      The APA DSM-5 will be coming soon (May 2013)… Let’s see how many diagnoses we can come up with for “‘Old Nicky’ Wack Job” a/k/a Captain America et al. Then we’ll see if the shrinks at the VA agree….

      • CHECK MATE permalink
        March 13, 2012 2:24 pm


        The process of revising the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual number 5 of Mental Disorders.

        You are so smart.

        A real rocket genius.

        Watch your taxes this year PLEASE!

        You know he knows who you are, how are you going to keep a straight face when you see him.

        You are little league

        A Peanut of a Person – Yeah Right.

        How do you manage to go from site to site.

        You are BORING!

        What does your wife think?

        Oh I forgot you don’t have one.

        Maybe your wife is in the public rest rooms?

        No matter what he still loves you.

        Please within every sentence their are two letters that spell out what is going to happen to you in the future.

        Hint: The cookies you love shaped like a ship of eons ago. Open the next for the great wall is long, Following the curve from 17 Mott Street. This is an easy riddle MORON.

        Crack this the rest is easy

        Thank you

        The Jade Emperor

  121. Nick La Mattina permalink
    March 13, 2012 4:16 pm

    First I would like to say thank you to all the players for you do know who you are.

    I will not be writing on these blogs anymore Gene’s or Atlas.

    With this I have learned all I can learn about politics from you all.

    I am writing two books at the same time and I am thinking about another.

    In order to write a book you have to either have experienced it, have a great imagination and can see into the future which I can.

    I can see into many of your eyes and tell of your tomorrows to come and I have had this since I have been born. A lot of times it is painful to see those around you and to know their faith.

    I have used it to my advantage many times, especially in the service.

    I sort of figured out who was full of shit the moment I met some of you at the steak house on 86th Street, than at the club at 17th Avenue.

    Most of you think in your minds your shit, don’t stink. It does, very bad.

    A lot of you are very rude and have no compassion.

    A lot of you say you believe in God and go to Church.

    God in his writings tells how the devil(s), dwell in his house.

    Well a lot of you smiled at me and appeared to be my friend, and lied about so many things.

    Well I let you use me for a little while, getting names for The Republican Party, promising me this and diners, etc.

    I had a nice dinner In February.

    In reality I must be honest we were using you to learn something we needed to know.

    Me and six of my students who I am training, for they are the future of America and one day they will be the keepers of this Great Country.

    The first book deals with love and what it means to have compassion and also deals with politics.

    Nothing in the book is negative about any of you and I have not used your real names and the location is centered in San Francisco.

    The book is Science Fiction in nature with a torch of reality.

    The 2nd book is about my youth and my experience with killing.

    I will not give the details of what I did in the military, for this book reads like Science Fiction and I will sell it like such.

    I waited close to 42 years to do this for I did sign papers to this effect along with 11 others of my comrades.

    They are all dead and I assume the government killed most of them for I did read in to most of this while this was happening to us.

    Now to address the issue of me being insane, I can assure you I am not insane.

    Everything I do is for my books and or future books.

    I did see a shrink a while back because of The World Trade Center, for I was there.

    Recently I did write The VA in Washington requesting help because of the dreams I have of the people I have killed, they never answered me.

    Please if any of you think I am mad at you or do not like you for what you have done to me or the rest of the people I see around you.

    Your wrong, I like and love all of you people and always remember this and I will always remember you all.

    Thanks and good luck in your politic thing. bye

    Nick LaMattina

    • Ole Nicky Pow Pow Pow, the jokes on you this ain't politics permalink
      March 13, 2012 7:58 pm

      Nick L,

      If your take-away from all of this is thinking that you learned anything about politics, then the joke is really on you; and you are more nuts than we thought.

      Neither this blog nor that vanity job of Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., have very much to do with politics — unless you count Berardelli’s and Gallo’s kissing up to Brooklyn GOP County Chairman Craig Eaton as politics (over here we think that is so counter-intuitive that it’s really the height of un-politics). Meanwhile, for those of us still hanging on here at the ASIB site, we’re just like coyotes howling at the moon and waiting for our next delivery of a jet engine and rollerskates from the Acme Company factory (in case you didn’t notice, the last feature post on this blog was six months ago).


  122. Berardelli -- another day another post -- SOS -- Same Old Sameold permalink
    March 14, 2012 9:15 am

    Gene this latest “Turner” bit wasn’t news or particularly insightful either! Look I’m all for Turner’s bid to take on Kirsten Gillibrand, but that story was very well covered. Your thing just wasn’t necessary, except that it gave you another chance to mention your boss Craig Eaton.

    Sure it looks like it’s about Bob Turner’s annoncement, but it’s just Gene is blowing Eaton’s horn again…or is it his flute…. Does the Brooklyn GOP need stuff like “It’s Official – Bob Turner For U.S. Senate! By Gene R. Berardelli, Esq.” while the days and hours of the Storobin campaign tick away?

    Does Mr. Grbesq really have to dragged kicking and screaming into helping Brooklyn Republican Candidate David Storobin get elected to the NYS Senate?

  123. Storobin-Fidler Debate is mentioned barely on Brooklyn GOP Radio permalink
    March 15, 2012 12:17 am

    “Bob Turner … Craig Eaton …Craig Eaton … Craig Eaton… Brooklyn as it should is leading the New York State Republicans … the Gilligan… Gilligan… Gilligan…Schumer’s candidate … appointed by the appointed accidental governor ”

    Gene, Russell and Jacob all agreed that Republicans are going do better than 35% in New York City. Russell said, “There’s gonna be lots of pushin’ and pullin’ this year.” and Gene wanted to jump on that line, but decided to hold his piece instead. Then Gene went after Dan Bush of Courier Life and Russell compared Dan Bush’s column to A Gatemouth post.

    And Finally, Gene Beradelli mentioned the NY 1 Storobin-Fidler debate, but the debate was not discussed other than to say that Lew Fidler wouldn’t let David Storobin make his points. Gene Berardelli compared Storobin’s campaign to Turner’s and said that David’s was good but Turner’s was great… Jacob Kornbluh talked about Fidler sending people to stalk David Storobin.

    • Carlos permalink
      March 15, 2012 6:02 am

      Great Site I read some of the comments and I am new at writing on blogs.

      Forgive me if my English is not to good.

      I am from Chile and have been in America for around a year on a student visa.

      Studying to be a lawyer right now.

      Can someone explain what this site is really about.

      These people, Gene, Russ, Eaton and some others seem to be very negative towards their fellow Republican David.

      How can this be?

      They seem to have no compassion and it appears you are exposing them for what they really are.

      Thank you and I hope my English is good enough for this site for I am trying to practice writing.

      Thank You


  124. Captain America permalink
    March 19, 2012 7:51 am

    Hello everyone

    Sometimes Captain America gets emotional when he sees what is happening to this country.

    How could I ever leave you people, for I care about all of you.

    I know half of the world is good and has compassion.

    The other half has hate.

    This is the balance.

    Today I read the papers and when they started in with Ray Kelly again I got this emotion, for here is a good man who tries to do the right thing by all the people.

    All I can say is I have been vented these last few weeks, for a lot of time I take people at their word.

    To me honor is a big thing.

    Rest assure Captain America is not insane, and for those that think I am the joke is on you.

    With this I have one thing to say LETS GO BOB TURNER

    Our for a smoke.

    PS – I do care about all of you…..

    • He's Baaaack....! permalink
      March 19, 2012 1:40 pm

      Why should we expect this self-obsessed burn-out, a/k/a who gives a flying puck, to be good to his word and follow through on this, “…I will not be writing on these blogs anymore Gene’s or Atlas….” (commenting as “Nick La Mattina” not “Captain America”)

      Whatever he might call himself, we don’t know if this cuckoobird is dangerous to himself and/or anybody else, like POTUSBHO, but he certainly is annoying to those of us who do care about rationally discussing politics of this part of earth and this still-early part of the Twenty-first Century. “NL” or “CA” just chanels altogether too much baggage for us to have to deal with.

    March 19, 2012 1:44 pm

    Today’s editorial in the New York Post says: “Storobin for state senate”, Posted: March 19, 2012 and it says, very significantly that:
    “…The choice is between Republican David Storobin, an attorney and political neophyte, and Democrat Lew Fidler, a typical city councilman with an extraordinarily bizarre sense of personal entitlement. *** It’s a clear-cut choice: The Post wholeheartedly endorses Storobin, who would bring a breath of fresh air to Albany. *** But no record at all would be leaps and bounds better than the dismal rap-sheet compiled by Fidler, a product of the Brooklyn Democratic machine.
    *** Fidler has long ranked at or near the top of the annual recipients list of council pork — which has been one of the great local scandals of recent years.
    *** He also moonlights as chief counsel … of LawCash, which finances tort lawsuits… and is a major funder of police-brutality lawsuits against the city — yet Fidler claims that there is no conflict of interest in his role as a council member.
    *** By Fidler’s own account, a GOP win — on the heels of Bob Turner’s surprise victory in last year’s special House race — means that Republicans will be “coming for . . . every single one of us [Democrats] here in southern Brooklyn.”
    *** Actually, two-party political competition sounds like a pretty good idea to us.
    *** Which makes a vote for David Storobin that much more important.”
    See the whole editorial at…/_

  126. Captain America permalink
    March 20, 2012 5:37 am

    He’s Baaaack….! permalink
    March 19, 2012 1:40 pm

    Why should we expect this self-obsessed burn-out,

    (COMMENT) I am not self impressed that is your opinion and I am far from burned out

    a/k/a who gives a flying puck, (COMMENT) I do give a flying punk

    to be good to his word and follow through on this, “…I will not be writing on these blogs anymore Gene’s or Atlas….” (commenting as “Nick La Mattina” not “Captain America”)
    (COMMENT) Unlike you I use my name, but you are scared to use your name, I knew you would write this, that is why I wrote what I did that I will not be back, writing on these blogs was a ploy to learn more about your mind, which is very small my friend.

    You are little league!!!!!

    Whatever he might call himself, we don’t know if this cuckoobird (COMMENT) I am not a cuckoobird my friend, I think you should sit with a shrink or a few of them and be checked, for I do know in the future you will have a nervous breakdown.

    is dangerous to himself and/or anybody else, like POTUSBHO, (COMMENT) I am not dangerous to myself or others and why the Muslim connection?

    Besides you spelled the word word POTUS BHO wrong MORON.

    but he certainly is annoying to those of us who do care about rationally discussing politics (COMMENT)Rational are you for real, first you tell me this is not politics and now it is, make up your mind MORON. You talk about my friends Eaton, Russ and Gene like they are dogs, guess what you are a dog, a mental midget who thinks he is smart and has a way with words, well it is my opinion you are narrowed minded and you only see what you want to see and you are self impressed.

    of this part of earth and this still-early part of the Twenty-first Century. “NL” or “CA” just chanels altogether too much baggage for us to have to deal with. (COMMENT)MORON you spelled channels wrong, too much baggage with this you are right, I do have a lot of baggage.

    Are you a Republican I don’t think so, I think you are a spy for the other side who basically hates everybody including himself and stop talking negative about my friends Eaton, Russ and Gene and we will see who is burned out

    • Hustle Shallow permalink
      March 21, 2012 9:15 am

      This looks like GEne , Russell or AAA or somebody else from The Jig is Up Atlas days … does anybody know whether this Nick La Mattina is a living, breathing person?

  127. OMG! He just won't go awaaay... permalink
    March 21, 2012 1:35 am

    Tell Gene thanx for the Spellchex… spelling is such a big deal for you and yours — Eaton, Berardelli and Gallo.

    Stop getting on about “POTUSBHO” and any Muslim connection; I intended nothing of the sort.

    We are not a spies for any “other” side; “we have met the enemy and they are ours (not us).”

    a/k/a Joey Jay, LL>BL>WS/WP

  128. Berardelli spins himself to sleep patting the Brooklyn GOP on the back --- Surprize! Surprize! permalink
    March 21, 2012 10:15 am

    Typical Gene Berardelli – he tells us the Storobin lead over Fidler is only 120 votes, then he trots out this sugarplum: “…let’s toast SENATOR David Storobin and the Brooklyn GOP!”

    WHATEVER FOR? The results are not final. A dead heat — is a dead heat — is a dead heat — and be sure that you hold your tickets there certainly willbe stewards inquiry… (If we were forced to guess the outcome, we would predict it will be Lew Fidler by a whisker — after all is said and done…)

    So first, why toast DAVID STOROBIN? >>> At best, Mr Storobin has achieved a narrow, hard-fought, but hardly well-earned, lame duck position as a New York State Senator in a district that will soon no longer exist, by beating an opponent who was stuck in the hospital during key moments of the campaign. At worst, Mr. Storobin lost a very winnable race by the narrowest of margins. In the process, he has made himself look and sound whiny, smarmy and slimy. He remained mostly negative, most of the time, and there have been reports of some election day horrors.

    Next, what about kudos for the BROOKLYN GOP? >>> At best, they delivered a bunch of routinely Republican EDs in some outlying ADs in a race that was barely won. At worst, Golden and Eaton, and the rest of their regime of misfit wannabees lost a very winnable race by the narrowest of margins. In the process, they have not made themselves look ready, willing and able to elect a Republican in a competitive election in Brooklyn – other than one for Golden’s own seat — and this race shows even that’s now in doubt. In addition, and this is really bad news for Eaton and Golden, win-lose-or-draw, David Storobin did make himself into a major power player in the Brooklyn GOP by this race; and after a complete assessment and accounting of what was done, and by whom, Mr. Storobin will see how much was held back by Eaton, and more important Golden… (btw, if Storobin doesn’t know yet, he soon will, trust us about that).

    • Berardelli has been very, very busy.... That's all the news about the Brooklyn GOP, Strorobin, Eaton, Turner and all the rest permalink
      March 23, 2012 12:29 pm

      Finally, it’s been more than two days post-election, and the Brooklyn GOP media machine came with something about the March 20th Special between Fidler and Storobin for the 27th S.D.

      HERE IT IS:

      So there you have it — on Gene R. Berardelli, Esq.’s “Official” Brooklyn GOP personal vanity blog, “Brooklyn GOP Radio “Official” Show Blog”. It’s been so bad for good old Gene that there was no “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” program this week (so far)…

      It’s really looking like Gene can’t keep all his Brooklyn GOP hats on at the same time (right now, he is actually sounding like “Lucy” at the chocolate factory conveyor belt). That’s what comes from a narrowly based party with a few insiders “doing” everything by themselves.

      Other than a mere mention of screwups by the Board of Elections in the count, a similar vote margin in the Storobin-Fidler race; and Eaton’s and Turner’s success at the upstate convention there was no news, detail or context provided. This is more of the same kind blundering by Berardelli and company that’s been the hallmark of Eaton’s regime running the Brooklyn GOP for almost five years now.

      btw, did you notice how there have been no posts by “AAA” on “Politics in Brooklyn” since March 19, 2012, either? We wonder if there is some connection there. Gene, when you get a chance, please get back to us about that.

  129. Sara Lee permalink
    March 22, 2012 6:07 am


    Why can’t we all be friends. I am 88 and have just learned computers.

    Why all the negative remarks towards follow Republicans.

    When I met JFK, RFK and MLK back in the day.

    In my mind they were all Republicans.

    I mentioned it to JFK, he just winked at me back than.

    I took it wrong at that time thinking he was trying to make it with me, years later I understood they were all killed because of their beliefs to help the little man and woman.

    So my friends I think you should learn what it means to have a little compassion towards your enemies, for you never know.

    Your enemy today. Can be your best friend in months to come

    So Lets Go Turner, Turner, Turner

    We should all have one goal and that is to make New York a Republican State and than on to the rest of the Country.

    So as a person old enough to be your mother I am telling you!!!!!

    Get off this bandwagon with all your hate bullshit and become real men and women.

    Stop bashing Eaton, Golden, Gene, Russ and whoever else you bash.

    This other person who comments is very deep, you better learn to read between the lines there is a big change coming and you do want to be on the right side don’t you.

    My days are numbered and please do remember its better to make up than to fight like a bunch of idiots like we all do and lets all put our differences aside and help each other make America what it use to be.

    The Greatest Country in the World


    • Remember this one, Captain America? permalink
      March 22, 2012 9:49 am

      We are somebody who doesn’t like “Sara Lee”…. That’s because this particular “Sara Lee” is obviously that cuckoobird a/k/a Nick La Mattina, a/k/a Captain America et al….

      A little background: “JFK, RFK and MLK … pow, pow, pow” is part a “Rosetta Stone” post by Anonymous-Captain America, showing that his remarks, taken as a whole, have referenced assassination and threats of assassination. Interestingly, his earlier remarks also included an observation that JFK, RFK and MLK were “Republicans” similar to the one above (btw, that’s something that is not generally accepted as a fact).
      Also, the “Pow, pow, pow” references were also used in the context of POTUSBHO, with various references by Captain America’s alter egos freely coming and going in and around the White House, as well as doing doing the “Obama Family Fun Show”….

      For the record, this is the kind of person (Captain America, a/k/a….)who has manifest a deep and abiding respect for Brooklyn Republican Chairman Craig Eaton, Law Chairman Gene Berardelli and Executive Member Russell Gallo. They have concommitently returned the favor by allowing this kind of person the free use of “Official” websites of the Brooklyn GOP (Kings County Republican Party). And to them we say, “Good recruiting and good luck with all of that…”

      Let’s see what happens next.


  130. Dr. Oz permalink
    March 23, 2012 5:47 am

    McCall you need a lot of help, we will come with you

  131. Sara Lee permalink
    March 23, 2012 5:59 am

    First let me say. Dr. Oz is corect you all need a lot of help I am not Captain Amerca.

    Why do you hate this man and men so much or is it because of your deep rootd feelings towards Eaton, Gene, etc.?

    JFK was right when he told me.

    Sometimes things are not what they appear to be.

    You just hate good people, I think your mind is twisted young man or men and you are the faces of evil

    Sara Lee

  132. Is "Sara- Nicky -- Nicky-Sara" a regular "Victor-Victoria" gig? permalink
    March 23, 2012 10:53 am

    For now, don’t count us among the group “nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee…”

    We’ll provide a little more background on this most-recently self-styled “Sara Lee” character, who still gives every indication of being one and the same person as Craig Eaton’s new Brooklyn GOP guy, who attends meetings of Russell Gallo’s “Official” Brooklyn Young Republicans, and appears to be the latest addition to the Brooklyn GOP Establishment fan club for Eaton , Berardelli and Gallo.

    To reiterate, “Sara Lee” is probably also known as “Nick LaMattina”, a/k/a “Captain America”, a/k/a “Old Nicky Pow, pow, pow”, and on and on and on. Based on a couple of YouTube videos (“BOOG WONDERLAND PT 1 OF 10” and “BOOG WONDERLAND PT 2 OF 10”; both uploaded by BALLWRIGHTLLC on Sep 20, 2011), while Craig Eaton’s new Brooklyn GOP guy was a groupie to the gangsta rappa, Boog Wonderland, the masta rappa said this about Craig Eaton’s new Brooklyn GOP guy: “[Ole Nicky] a/k/a ‘The Alpha & Omega’, a/k/a ‘God’, ‘the heno [tahena] – everything’ a/k/a ‘Pow-Pow You’re Dead’ – ‘because he thinks he’s an every fuckin’ baddy’”; and “I got fuckin Ol’ Man Nicky around me, his inspiration is kinda weird [at this spot, Craig Eaton’s new Brooklyn guy cuts in himself and says, “pow – pow mother fucker”], but [a] cool dude, he like one a them old Italian – he’s a Real Italian from m/f from Brooklyn – like a mob nigger – like he’s a funny nigger, [a] million stories…”. On that YouTube video, Craig Eaton’s new Brooklyn GOP guy liked to sound oh so cool and frequently dropped the “f-bomb” and “m-f(s)” throughout his own rap. In a little bit of anti-Christian blasphemy, Craig Eaton’s new Brooklyn GOP guy said Boog Wonderland could be called his “Jesus” as long as everybody knew that he (“Ole Nicky… Pow, pow, pow”) was “G_d”. And what was Craig Eaton’s new Brooklyn GOP god’s heaven? According to “Ole Nicky”, heaven’s place where people listened to rap, jazz and all other kinds of music while theyre blowin’ dope.

    Is this a signal that Eaton, Berardelli, Gallo and company are really ready to open up the Brooklyn GOP to all kinds of new people?

  133. Sara Lee permalink
    March 23, 2012 2:15 pm

    Sara Lee

    You are twisted young man. I went to the site you mentioned. You do need help.

    I am not Nicky, I am Sara.

    America is a land of free expression to all races and creeds, you are a hate giver and you will never change.

    The Republican Party is for the little man, the black man, the latino man and all nationality’s that have been surrpressed

    You are prejudice and you do not like Eaton and company.

    You are always mentioning POTUSBHO, what is your connection with this.

    Do you believe the President is Muslim?

    Do you have a thing about Muslims?

    This Captain America or Nicky guy I may not like what he does but it is America and it is the home of the brave and the land of the free and we still have the free expression to talk and say what ever is on our minds.

    I see nothing wrong what he is doing, again I don’t like it!

    Or would you like every gangster rapper put in jail.



    • Tough questions for "Sara-Nicky Pow, pow, pow" permalink
      March 24, 2012 1:09 am


      Your style, factual assumptions and conclusions track those of “Ole Nicky Pow, pow, pow”; are we suppoed to believe that’s a coincidence?
      Specifically, both referred to “POTUSBHO” in the context of a “Muslim connection” to President Obama — whereas, we only intended to use “POTUSBHO” as the acronym for: “President of the United States Barack Hussein Obama”. In fact, in our response to “Captain America”, was the first to raise the Muslim connection, we specifically stated we itended nothing of the sort.

      However, since YOU have brought up POTUSBHO, yet again in the context of an alleged Muslim connection, many Republicans throughout the United States do seem to believe that POTUSBHO could well be a Muslim. A Pew Research Poll taken in mid-March this year showed that 31% of all Republicans beieve that President Obama is a Muslim; and according to a TIME magazine report, that number might be as high as 46%. That’s in line with a recent Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey, which found recently that 39 percent of a sampling of likely GOP primary voters in Illinois believed that Obama was a Muslim; in Alabama the segment grew to 45 percent; and in Mississippi a majority of Republicans polled on the subject, fifty-two percent (52%), classified Obama as a Muslim, according to PPP.

      Since you keep bringing up the POTUSBHO Muslim connection, “Sara”-“Nicky Pow, pow, pow”, where do you stand on that issue?


  134. Sara Lee permalink
    March 24, 2012 8:19 am

    Young man you play to many mind games. Nicky, old man, Captain America, etc.

    You have to be blind mentally not to understand what all the messages are, that he is writing.

    I am an old lady, I will repeat and old lady.

    Now I have to read this other site you mentioned.

    Do you think everybody that comes on this what you call blog is this person.

    You do need help.

    Style, my style is mine style, if it appears that we may write alike, etc, maybe we do, who cares. Only a person like yourself who hates.

    You don’t like him, that’s the bottom line


    Because maybe he does not think or behavior which you think is right

    I am a writer. I am semi retired, here is somethings to think about and if I was you I would think about them very hard, i am a suspense writer and have been published under various pen names, to many to name here.

    1: Maybe I am a cop bating you?
    2: Maybe I am The Secret Service checking you out and setting a trap?
    3: Maybe I am a Shadow Warrior?
    4) Maybe Angleton was right a lot of political people are clueless?

    I was 16 when Captain America came out.

    Captain America is America and fights EVIL.

    5) Maybe you are the face of evil sonny

    Sara Lee

    • Craig Eaton's Nick La Mattina, Captain America and Sara Lee permalink
      March 24, 2012 12:58 pm

      We reiterate a thought from above, don’t count us among a group that is likely to be singing, “… but, nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee…”

      It’s still our position that the person posting here as “Sara Lee” an 88 year old semi-retired woman still gives every indication of being one and the same person as Nick LaMattina, a/k/a “Captain America”, a/k/a “Old Nicky”, a/k/a “Ol’ Nicky Pow, pow, pow”, etc., etc., etc. This mish-mash character or entity is Craig Eaton’s new Brooklyn GOP guy, who attends meetings of Russell Gallo’s “Official” Brooklyn Young Republicans, and appears to be the latest addition to the Brooklyn GOP Establishment fan club for Eaton, Berardelli and Gallo.

      As far as we’re concerned, whoever you are posting comments here as “Sara Lee” are one and the same entity as “Old Nicky… a/k/a whatever”. You are probably very dangerous to yourself and those around you (eg. “Ole Nicky” demonstrated how he could use his needed or unneeded cane called “.38” as a weapon to kill somebody).

      James Jesus Angleton? Are you kidding me; what next the talent recruiter Frank Wisner; and and his “Georgetown” set: Allen W. Dulles, Richard Helms, Tom Braden, Richard Bissell, Desmond FitzGerald, Tracy Barnes, etc., etc. etc. what about their foreign buddies Kim Philby and Yuri Nosenko; and how about these husband and wife tag-teams: Cord Meyer, Jr and Mary Pinchot, Candy Jones and Long John Nebel…? I’ll bet “Sara Lee” met all of them at a party with their fellow “Republicans” JFK, RFK and MLK.

      Like we said before — Good recruiting, Craig Eaton, Gene R. Berardelli, Esq. and Russell Gallo; and to the Brooklyn GOP good luck with all the stuff that comes your way with Old Captain America Nick LaMattina & Co….

  135. Newt Gingrich condemns Obama's Trayvon Martin remarks for stoking racism permalink
    March 25, 2012 7:29 pm

    Newt Gingrich waded into the killing of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman by saying that President Barack Obama’s comments concerning the death of Trayvon Martin were outrageous. According to the Republican Presidential candidate, the President’s comments were objectionable because they fostered a culture of race awareness ahead of other concerns in the case; when instead, the President should have been attempting to defuse the issue race in the case.

    The White House was quick to respond. Sunday on ABC’s This Week David Plouffe, an Obama senior advisor, addressed Gingrich’s remarks and called them“reprehensible,” “appalling,” and “fundamentally wrong.”

    Here are Newt Gingrich’s most relevant remarks on the subject [from the Hannity Radio show]:
    “What the president said, in a sense, is disgraceful,”. “It’s not a question of who that young man looked like. Any young American of any ethnic background should be safe, period. We should all be horrified no matter what the ethnic background.
    “Is the president suggesting that if it had been a white who had been shot, that would be OK because it didn’t look like him. That’s just nonsense dividing this country up. It is a tragedy this young man was shot. It would have been a tragedy if he had been Puerto Rican or Cuban or if he had been white or if he had been Asian American of if he’d been a Native American. At some point, we ought to talk about being Americans. When things go wrong to an American, it is sad for all Americans. Trying to turn it into a racial issue is fundamentally wrong. I really find it appalling.”

    According to Plouffe: “Those comments are reprehensible. Speaker Gingrich is clearly in the last throes of his political career. You know, you can make a decision about whether to go out with some shred of dignity, or say these irresponsible, reckless things, and he’s clearly chosen the latter path, and that’s unfortunate to the country.” Plouffe also mentioned the bipartisan, widespread push to arrest George Zimmerman, and to put him on trial for the killing.

    With whom do you agree, Newt Gingrich or David Plouffe?

  136. Obama’s Eligibility To Be President Doubted By Almost Half Of All Registered Voters In Mid-March Poll permalink
    March 26, 2012 1:05 am

    A startling new poll indicates that nearly half of the sampling of registered voters for the 2012 elections expressed some degree of doubt as to Barack Obama’s eligibility to be President of the United States. According to the recent poll commissioned by “World Net Daily” and conducted by Wenzel Strategies. Just about the same percentage are not convinced that Obama’s alleged “long form” birth certificate, released by the White House in 2011 is authentic; and the most skeptical of those recently surveyed also say that Obama has not provided adequate and “authentic” documentation of any kind proving his qualifications to sit in the Oval Office as Commander in Chief.

    The numbers, are from a Wenzel Poll conducted exclusively for WND by the public-opinion research and media consulting company, Wenzel Strategies. The telephone survey was conducted from March 10th through March 13th 2012, using scientific sampling techniques has a margin of error of plus-or-minus three point seven two percentage points (+/- 3.72%). Nearly a third of the respondents (33%) said they did not believe Obama had “provided adequate and authentic documentation that he is qualified to serve as president.” An additional fourteen percent (14%) indicated that they were uncertain as to Obama’s presidential eligibility. That is a total of forty-seven percent (47%) who had doubts that Obama was eligible to be president, compared to fifty-three percent (53%) who believed that President Obama had demonstrated his right to sit as the U.S. President.
    The results are nearly the same for a closely related question. Twenty-nine percent (29.8%) of those survey said they believe that Barack Obama is not eligible to be President of the United States and another sixteen percent (16%) indicated that they had sufficient doubt that they could not decide, one way or the other. This compared to fifty-four percent (54%) who said they did believe Obama is eligible.

    What makes these numbers all the more stunning is that they exist against the backdrop of an almost universal expression of belief by those in the mainstream media that President Obama is eligible to be president and that he was fully vetted prior to his election in 2008, and a virtual mainstream news blackout of the analysis and negative conclusions by officials looking into the forensic evidence presented concerning Obama’s alleged birth records that had been put out by the White House.

    (For complete coverage of the WND/Wenzell Poll mentioned in this comment see: “Stunning percentage agrees with Sheriff Joe Poll: Americans unconvinced Obama birth certificate is authentic” by Bob Unruh, Published in World Net Daily on 03/18/2012)

    • World Noticing Obama’s Forged Birth Certificate permalink
      March 29, 2012 12:46 am

      One of Britain’s notable conservative gadflies, Lord Christopher Monkton, who last made news debunking several items of the global warming fanatics’ agenda, has signed onto that American posse pursuing President Obama and his supporters that last year allegedly foisted a forged birth certificate on the world using the White House website. According to an interview posted on YouTube, the peer and a former advisor to Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Party (now Policy Chairman of the British Independence Party), indicated that the Obama birth certificate posted by the White House was “…an in your face bogus document…” ( see Monkton interview located at /…/youtube/…/watch?v=c94aXe5KWB0 ).

      A more significant flash of coverage of the problematic Obama birth certificate occurred in a very unlikely outlet – the Russian television news media, which then also showed up on YouTube, “Russian Media Shames American Media By Exposing Obama’s Ineligibility” ( see /…/youtube__ com/watch?v=pYvZ2xMqc0k ; also / …/usanewsfirst__com/…/the-voice-of-russia-obamas-birth-certificate…). According to World Net Daily, “The Voice of Russia – successor of Radio Moscow, the official station of the Soviet Union – published an exclusive interview with Sheriff Joe Arpaio March 26 titled, “Obama’s birth certificate may be forgery.” Also it was recently reported that the “…Russian news website Pravda published an accusation that the American media is “tame,” afraid to publish news and is “deliberately hiding the evidence published on the internet about [President Obama’s] defrauding of the American public and the deliberate evisceration of the Constitution of the United States.” ( /…/wnd/…/2012/…/russian-media-expose-forged-birth-certificate… )

  137. No honeymoon for "Republican" [State Senator] David Storobin permalink
    March 26, 2012 2:12 pm

    The Turner-Storobin alliance may immediately have to deal with some “Russia Issues” in ways that might not be comfortable for our almost presumptive “Republican” State Senator. A recent report emailed by Congressman Turner indicated that he took part in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Russia entitled “Russia 2012: Increased Repression, Rampant Corruption, Assisting Rogue Regimes….” That kind of “local congressional representation” isn’t likely to get the heartfelt support of the presumably newly elected State Senator Storobin, who has been reported to have been a proud Putin-kind-of-guy along the way to becoming state senator.

    Even before that, the new state senate lines proposed by representatives of the Republican Senate caucus were lines that would be favorable for an orthopractical Orthodox Jewish candidate. That’s something that is quite problematic for Mr. Storobin, especially given the fact that both David Storobin and the bulk of his Russian support look like they are being excised from the new district.

  138. Gene Berardelli busy with somethings and not with ohers... permalink
    March 27, 2012 11:25 am

    It’s been some time since Gene R. Berardelli, Esq.’s personal vanity blog, “Brooklyn GOP Radio-Official-Show Blog” and the new Brooklyn GOP hate blog, “Politics in Brooklyn” have had anything to say — since right before and right after the Storobin-Fidler election last week…. And Gene B. also acknowledged shutting down the flagship enterprise of the Brooklyn GOP media fleet — “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio”

    The last post on the “Brooklyn GOP Radio-Official-Show Blog” was March 22, 2012, and on “Politics in Brooklyn” was March 19, 2012; and the last “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” was almost two weeks ago.

    Not to worry, Mr. Berardelli has told us he is learning and doing some very important things as “Law Chairman” of the Kings County Republican Party.

    What we are hearing is that some very important people now high in the Brooklyn GOP are not very happy with Gene B. and all the hats he wears in the current Craig Eaton regime. What’s more they plan to do something about it; first, by telling Kings County Republican Chairman Craig Eaton that he has to fix the Berardelli problem, then, by ….

    Well, let’s see what happens next.

    • UPDATE: Brooklyn GOP Blogs Are Not Busy ... While The Main Blogger ( Berardelli???) is Very Busy permalink
      March 30, 2012 10:52 pm

      There was no post on the “Brooklyn GOP Radio-Official-Show Blog” between March 22, 2012 and March 30, 2012 and Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., still hasn’t been heard from at that site. Also there still has not been a posting on the present Brooklyn GOP hate blog, “Politics in Brooklyn” since March 19, 2012…

      Just goes to show that those websites grind to a halt when Berardelli is busy, like he says he has been. So who do YOU think runs those blogs?

  139. Will Craig Eaton's odd-ball picks come home to roost together on the 2012 Brooklyn GOP ticket? permalink
    March 27, 2012 9:01 pm

    On January 14, 2012 we made the comment “Were Eaton’s Recent Picks Why ‘The Jig…’ Was Made ‘Top Secret’.” In that posting we noted what appeared some of the shortcomings of Eaton’s selections of David Storobin as the Brooklyn GOP nominee for the State Senate in the 27th SD and Mitt Romney as the Brooklyn GOP’s candidate for President of the United States. If picking a “winner” is the sole criteria, then Eaton appears to have guessed right for once (or would that be twice?).

    Both Storobin and Romney have demonstrated some real shortcomings as candidates; and Eaton’s having picked the two of them as his choices in early January is the biggest “Odd Couple” pairing since Felix and Oscar.

    If David Storobin runs in 2012 in any newly-cut State Senate District, how comfortable will that latter-day Russian nationalist be running on a ticket headed by Mitt Romney who recently called Russia “without question, our No. 1 geopolitical foe….” Romney followed that up with this, “…who is it that always stands up for the world’s worst actors [at the United Nations Security Council]? … “It is always Russia, typically with China alongside.”

  140. The Incredible Shrinking Storobin Lead and GOP Stalling Tactics permalink
    March 29, 2012 3:47 pm

    After almost two days of counting paper ballots, David Storobin’s slim statistical lead over Lew Fidler has eroded to almost no lead at all. The last report from Colin Campbell had Storobin up by 10, but with the trend pointing to Fidler taking the lead by the end of the day.

    In a clear sign of desperation, the Republican’s reversed themselves on several unchallenged ballots that were expected to favor Fidler in the hope that delaying their count would leave Storobin in the lead at the end of the day.

    One wonders who is leading the Storobin counting team and who is giving him election law advice. This obsession of show over substance lately has been a hallmark of the Brooklyn GOP. Others at the Board of Elections have conjectured that somebody on top of the Storobin team is trying to confuse matters by quibbling over meaningless challenges so as to have even the slightest lead going into a mandatory recount, or perhaps as a bargaining chip against the Democrats and more substantial challenges brought by Fidler’s supporters. The observers noted that the tactic is not likely to work on either count and only serves to delay the initial canvas of all votes cast.

    • STOROBIN VOTE UPDATE permalink
      March 29, 2012 10:28 pm

      With the latest reports questioning whether Dov Hikind voted for Fidler or David Storobin ( Hikind says he voted for Storobin instead of his “friend” Lew Fidler), it looks like the GOP tactic of challenging an equal or greater number of probable Democratic ballots as those challenged by the Democrats has allowed David Storobin’s side to hold onto its lead at the Board of Election canvas of votes cast in the March 20th Special Election for the 27th SD — at least for one more overnight break in the count.

      According to the varying late reports Storobin is holding onto either a one-vote or a two-vote lead.

      • Eaton’s the mouth that roared; while Berardelli’s reports tell a different tale... permalink
        March 29, 2012 11:09 pm

        First a word from our sponsor The Kings County Republican Party (a/k/a Craig Eaton) — What happened to this shout out by KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton, “G.O.P. chair predicts Storobin’s 143-vote lead over Fidler will grow, despite partisan disadvantage” ( …/…/

        On March 22, 2012, Azi Paybarah reported that Craig Eaton made the following statement:
        “We’ve declared victory for David Storobin … based on the votes that were tallied on Election Day plus our belief that when all the paper ballots are counted, that we will prove David’s lead is even larger than we know now.”

        Now that you’ve heard from the “sponsor”, now here’s the news, according to 3/29/12 posts by Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., Kings County Republican Party Law Chairman and “Official” Republican Party spokesman at the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog”:

        “With the vote tally in #SD27 at 10,899 EACH (yes, a tie) for Dems’ Fidler and GOP’s Storobin, counting will continue tomorrow. Stay tuned!”

        Contrary to what Eaton so loudly and unwisely proclaimed, counting the paper ballots has not resulted in growing the lead greater than the post-election day count that gave Storobin an early 143-vote lead …. So far, the trend in counting the paper ballots has consitently favored Lew Fidler and it looks like (given Berardelli’s recent reports) Storobin and Fidler are in a flat foot tie.

      • UPDATE: Storobin Lost His Lead Yesterday, According To PolitickerNY Today permalink
        March 30, 2012 10:38 am

        Contrary to the report of Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., Law Chairman of the Kings County Republican Party and part of the Storobin Team at the Board of Elections counting of ballots, the usually reliable Colin Campbell reported on politickerny this morning that the Bd. of Elections count yesterday finished with Lew Fidler ahead by three (3) votes. This is an apparent direct contradiction to Mr. Berardelli’s report that the candidates were tied at totals of 10,899 each. One wonders why the discrepancy — a count is a count — isn’t it.

        To be fair, as part of his account of the proceedings, Colin Campbell acknowledged that Mr Fidler might have no lead at all because both sides had challenged many votes that were likely to pass the Board of Elections’ muster; and those votes would be added back into the totals before the Board makes its final report of its recanvas of the March 20th voting in the 27th SD. According to Mr. Campbell, most likely that would not be the end of things, since neither candidate appears headed to a 110-vote or larger lead, an automatic “hand recount” would be triggered by the Board of Elections rules.

      • Something interesting --- the dog that unbarked... permalink
        April 6, 2012 10:09 pm

        Have certain reports of the Storobin-Fidler count been scrubbed from the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog”?

        Didn’t Mr. Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., make a report that Storobin and Fidler were tied at the end one of the counts last week?

  141. 2010 Allegretti Primary continues with Eaton non-support of Grimm?????? permalink
    April 1, 2012 9:11 am

  142. Berardelli Attorney of Record for David Storobin? permalink
    April 2, 2012 8:52 am

    According to Gene R. Berardelli, Esq.,(on Brooklyn GOP[Blog]Radio) he is the “Attorney of Record” (whatever he means by that term) for David Storobin … meanwhile he negatively commented on his [blog] radio program about Bd. of Elections procedures and practices, which one might expect to be among the issues involved in the ongoing litigation when it gets into court… very professional, Gene, very professional… btw, Berardelli’s descriptions of the goings on at the Bd. of Elections were quite confused and superficial, and showed little understanding of the process… “Attorney of Record” hopefully there is adult supervision around…..

  143. While Brooklyn YRs preen about NYSYR award, real young Republican leads in an "Independent" direction permalink
    April 2, 2012 10:48 pm

    While Russell Gallo and Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., spend an inordinate amount of time and effort publicizing the fact that the New York State Young Republican’s gave their ersatz “Official Brooklyn YRs” the equally ersatz award for being the New York State YR Club of the year, a real young Republican was showing what is really happening in and to the GOP in “Blue” states.

    THE QUESTION BEGS: Is Nathan Fletcher leading the way for the next generation of Republicans? Talented, young, running for higher office in a former Republican stronghold in a solidly “Blue” state — always an independent Republican and elected to office as such, Nathan Fletcher has chosen to leave the GOP and run for mayor of San Diego as an independent, with a capital “I”…. (latimesblogs_latimes_com/…/san-diego-mayoral-candidate-nathan-flet… ; sacbee_com/2012/…/san-diego-assemblyman-nathan-fletcher_ht…)

    It’s certainly worth thinking about; is somebody like the award-winning Russell Gallo the future of the GOP or is it somebody more like the former GOP Assemblyman from La Jolla, Nathan Fletcher?

  144. While Brooklyn GOP insiders preen about NYSYR award for phony YRs, real Brooklyn Young Republican President cases a storm permalink
    April 3, 2012 11:07 pm

    Several days ago it had been reported that the Brooklyn GOP was not carrying petitions for incumbent Republican Congressman Michael Grimm; and then that item was denied by KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton (“Young Republican says Brooklyn G.O.P. abandoned Grimm; Brooklyn chair says it isn’t” 3/30/12 by Reid Pillifant in “Capital – This Is How New York Works”).

    More interesting was a comment that followed that article by some Nobel Laureate pen-named, “The Funky Head Hunter”. That item was nothing more than a pathetic hit piece on Liam McCabe (still a very important political operative in Brooklyn) by a very small person, who’s probably active in the Brooklyn GOP, has been frustrated in their pursuit of political entitlement and possessed of an inflated sense of self-importance; but enough about that awful creature.

    The message that the Brooklyn GOP wasn’t carrying Grimm’s petitions had been given to the real president of the real Brooklyn Young Republican Club by a Brooklyn GOP district leader. The fact that Craig Eaton had “personally” endorsed Grimm earlier this year was a complete red herring; no petitions were being distributed by the Brooklyn GOP leadership. This fact was confirmed to me by an Eaton apologist, who opined that the failure to distribute the Grimm petitions was not intentional. Instead, according to that source, the Brooklyn GOP leadership was fully tied up dealing with various matters associated with the Storobin special election campaign and simply had not enough time or personnel resources to shift to distributing Grimm’s petitions until after the blowup with Grimm’s people reached the public via a Brooklyn Young Republican Club letter from Glenn Nocera.

    • OOPS !!! permalink
      April 3, 2012 11:10 pm

      Correction: the title of the Pulitzer worthy item above should have read — “While Brooklyn GOP insiders preen about NYSYR award for phony YRs, real Brooklyn Young Republican President causes a storm”

  145. Berardelli and Gallo again bury fact that Storobin is winning by three votes ath back end of this week's Brooklyn GOP Radio Broadcast permalink
    April 5, 2012 1:05 am

    This is what Berardelli and Gallo chose to open their Brooklyn GOP Radio show with. Diana Sepulveda! Omigosh, in “The Chat Room” on Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio – the Diana Sepulveda! Yes, that’s the one and the same Diana Sepulveda, newly elected Vice Chairperson of the NYSYRs, who was also the only person not named Gallo or Berardelli to comment on the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” in almost a week.

    From the NRCC, Nat Sillin and the Obama Administration’s War on Energy – very relevant and very thoughtful. Of course Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., threw it all off-stride, because he had to do a verbal pratfall on this shopworn banana, a favorite of his, “…and Kristin Gilligan… Oops! I mean Kristin Gillibrand…. I keep doing that…” (Yeah, Mr. Berardelli, you do keep doing that; how about deep sixin’ or eighty-sixin’ that tired trope – it’s not funny and it’s not politically useful.)

    “Get in line” the Brooklyn GOP “Official” slogan was applied on behalf Mitt Romney by Jacob Kornbluh. Yawn…………………………………….! According to Jacob Kornbluh, “Mitt Romney won seventeen of the twenty debates…” Really, he said that.

    The 27th SD Special Election between David Storobin and Lew Fidler was first discussed more than 44 minutes into the program — Again, Mr. Berardelli, pointed out that he is the attorney of record for the Brooklyn GOP and candidate David Storobin, however he did not add that he is not the lead counsel on the case for his side (In response to our expressed concern about the selection of Mr. Berardelli as David Storobin’s election lawyer, we were called by someone involved with the Storobin post election effort and assured that Mr. Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., is not acting as lead counsel on the election case). At last, Gene stopped calling this stage of proceedings the re-canvas (although lots of people do); and more important, he said he would step aside from the discussion, because of his professional contact with the matter under litigation (Of course, later on he did make several comments on issues that have arisen in the case, including Mr. Berardelli’s specifically acknowledging Russell Gallo’s characterization of the trial judge’s personal comments regarding Mr. Berardelli’s prior dealings in that court ). Jacob Kornbluh questioned Gene R. Berardelli, Esq.’s, professional credentials to laughs and guffaws by all.

    Gene Berardelli deferred the principal discussion of what went on in court to his good buddy Russell Gilligan, oops, I meant Russell Gallo… I keep doing that… (see it really isn’t funny or effective politically). Gallo’s analysis of the fraud argument related to certain absentee ballots seemed to ignore the facts that one woman gathered a tremendous number of absentee ballots in a very confined location in the district, a very high number of people in that small area applied for absentee ballots and many application forms contained similar handwriting, and several ballots allegedly containing Fidler votes were not turned into the Board of Elections. Also not mentioned by Gallo were about a dozen of the “GOP Gathered” absentee ballots that had been challenged as double-voters, ie. voters who actually voted on election day and whose absentee ballots were thrown out because of that.

    The most important information concerning the 27th SD Special Election was given out more than fifty-four minutes (54 min.) into the broadcast – David Strorobin is still ahead by three (3) votes.


    Craig Eaton’s name was not mentioned during the program, as far as we could tell.

  146. Cry Me A River permalink
    April 5, 2012 7:12 am

    I have been reading this site for around 6 months. I like to read all the comments from every person here, they are very important to me and my family for it shows me that this country is literally going to the dogs.

    I have come to make my own judgement here on you all and that is

    Stop fighting about this and that and unite as one big unit.

    You have to do this if you want this country to survive, Gene this, Gallo this, Craig this.

    Support each other my friends and unite for the flag is up side down

    Thank you and have a great day

    • Premise and Conclusion.... permalink
      April 5, 2012 7:44 am

      We think that you have something to say with respect to the overall “State of the Union”.

      Nonetheless, unless you can see how the flawed leadership of the likes of Eaton, Berardelli and Gallo cannot lead, won’t follow and refuses to get out of the way, then you can’t have anything meaningful to say about any contribution the Brooklyn GOP might make toward any solution to the country’s problems.

      Enough said, “… a/k/a “Pow,pow,pow”.

  147. Cry Me A River permalink
    April 5, 2012 9:28 am

    With all do respect to you.

    I do respect all of your comments.

    I agree with you about Eaton, Gallo, Gene and some of the people you do not like or hate.

    Sometimes you have to sit back and think, why are they doing what they are doing?

    Are they doing it for themselves or all the peoples?

    I really do not know these people personally for I live in New York City and rarely come to Brooklyn, as far as your reference to Pow, pow, pow.

    I sort of figured this out quickly.

    With respect to him for you did mention his name and I can see you do not like him either, again that is your call.

    Myself I would like to have brunch with him and understand his real motive behind his weird humor.and writing.

  148. Follow-up to: “Berardelli and Gallo again bury fact....” permalink
    April 5, 2012 11:30 pm

    Yesterday part of our report indicated that “…[Russell] Gallo’s analysis of the fraud argument related to certain absentee ballots seemed to ignore the facts that one woman gathered a tremendous number of absentee ballots in a very confined location in the district, a very high number of people in that small area applied for absentee ballots and many application forms contained similar handwriting, and several ballots allegedly containing Fidler votes were not turned into the Board of Elections. Also not mentioned by Gallo were about a dozen of the ‘GOP Gathered’ absentee ballots that had been challenged as double-voters, ie. voters who actually voted on election day and whose absentee ballots were thrown out because of that….”

    After hearing and reading several reports as to what went on in court yesterday involving the David Storobin and Lew Fidler contest over the ballot count in the special election for the state senate that was held last month, we can now report the following:

    The report provided by “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” in its 4-4-12 blogcast was so incomplete and inaccurate as to be useless for achieving any understanding as to what went on in court earlier on that the date. Whether this was the result of a mere lack of understanding of the proceedings in court by Russell Gallo, or the product of an abstruse conspiracy to deceive the handful listeners to “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” cannot be established with certainty at this time (And what could be the possible benefit to such a deception?). It is left up to your opinions as to the Brooklyn GOP’s Rosencrantz & Guildenstern , who are the co-hosts and producers of that blogcast, and the key operators behind almost all of the other Brooklyn GOP internet propaganda. If one wants a more accurate and reliable report on the Storobin-Fidler election litigation, one must look elsewhere.

    The best compendium of the 4-4-12 events in court is the one by Colby Hamilton that appeared in “The Empire” yesterday (/…/…/). This piece has the additional benefit of a commendation by the quite reliable Colin Campbell. According to Mr. Hamilton’s view of the legal push-me-pull-you surrounding Fidler’s side’s fraud charges: “*** Fidler’s lawyers are asking for information for dozens of absentee ballots collected by Alla Pometko, who[m] they alleged may have committed voter fraud. Pometko, they say, asked for nearly 180 absentee ballots from the board, but only returned 119, raising questions about what she did with the other 65 or so. *** More seriously, they say, out of that 119 absentee ballots submitted on behalf of voters, 16 of those voters actually went to the polls [and voted ] on Election Day. The Fidler lawyers are suggesting that there may have been an intentional attempt by Pometko to commit voter fraud, and might seek in the next hearing on April 11 to have all of the Pometko-submitted absentee ballots invalidated. *** ”

    Our source in court told us that the absentee ballots for the sixteen double-voters already have been excluded from the count. That source also indicated that Storobin’s challenges to various paper ballots thought to contain votes for Lew Fidler are somewhat more straight forward, but nonetheless unlikely to be very successful.

    April 6, 2012 3:42 pm

    Alla Pometko, who according to several published reports does not appear to be a registered voter, was designated as an agent to obtain one hundred seventy-seven (177) absentee ballots by about that number of purportedly disabled and homebound neighbors in her Brighton Beach housing complex. In addition, according to financial disclosure reports filed with the Board of Elections, Ms. Pometko had been paid at least $1,470 for consulting work done on behalf of David Storobin’s campaign for state senate. What was it that she was being paid to do for the campaign? Maybe something contained in the report of the Fidler complaint that follows is an indication of what Alla Pometko might have been doing.

    In the ongoing litigation involving the David Storobin – Lew Fidler special election, a key issue to be determined by the Hon. David Schmidt, the Supreme Court Justice sitting in the Kings County Election Part, is whether many or all of the absentee ballots gathered by Ms. Alla Pometko should be disallowed due to fraud in obtaining and/or submitting them.

    According to pleadings filed by Fidler’s team, Alla Pometko, who is a resident of the Oceana Condominiums in Brighton Beach, submitted 177 absentee ballot applications to the Board of Elections. Almost all of the applications claimed to be submitted on behalf of disabled home-bound voters, and designated Ms. Pometko as the prospective absentee-voter applicants’ agent to submit their absentee ballots.

    According to court papers filed on behalf of the Democratic Party candidate Fidler, virtually all of the completed absentee ballots that were submitted by Ms. Pometko appeared to be prepared in the same handwriting, and the “voter signature” on the ballot envelope consisted of a mark witnessed by Alla Pomtko instead of an actual signature.

    Interestingly, of the purported one hundred twenty (120) “home-bound” voters for whom Alla Pometko submitted absentee ballots, sixteen (16) subsequently appeared at their polling place to vote on election day and actually cast a regular ballot in person. The legal team for the Fidler campaign indicated that this is evidence that those voters were not aware of the significance of the absentee documents filed on their behalf or that they had no knowledge of such absentee filings at all.

    Justice Schmidt is scheduled next to look into this matter on April 11th.

    • Update: Alla Pometko and more... permalink
      April 9, 2012 4:06 pm

      Our sources have indicated that Alla Pometko is a “Green Card” holder who was extremely meticulous in obtaining almost two hundred applications for absentee ballots and submitting them to the Board of Elections, and then seeing to it that, when such ballots were completed, they were properly submitted to the Board on behalf of the absentee voters.

      The source also indicated that the absentee ballots of the sixteen (16) double-voting absentee balloteers have already been excluded from the count, thus leaving almost one hundred twenty (120) absentee ballots challenged by the Fidler camp still in play for David Storobin. Of that number, fewer than ten (10) were “signed” by a mark witnessed by Ms. Pometko. Lastly, based upon arguments to and comments by Justice Schmidt last Wednesday, the jurist seemed to indicate that he was disinclined to exclude wholesale any batch of absentee ballots gathered by any individual based upon a theory of “pattern of fraud” or “permeation with fraud”; such that, even if there were proof of fraud attributable to 115 of 116 ballots, the 116th ballot would be counted….

      The source commented that even though the Fidler campaign was not winning in the courtroom, they were winning the p.r. battle by making it look like Fidler’s was winning the numbers battle in court based upon almost all of the reports appearing on the blogs and in the local press. Thus, any report of a referee’s count showing Fidler substantially ahead is just plain wrong since there never was such an actual count of any of the challenged paper ballots.

      • Followup: Berardelli sighted by Captain Ahab permalink
        April 9, 2012 8:45 pm

        Gene R. Berardelli, Esq. — too little, too late, still not quite right!!!!!

        There has been a sighting of that great white Republican whale, Gene R. Berardelli — this time it’s in the comments section to the 4/9/12 “Courier Life’s Brooklyn Daily” article by Daniel Bush, “Election experts: Fidler will win Kruger’s seat”.

        This time Mr. B. might have some righteousness in his rant, but how can anyone tell, his comment completely lacked any rebuttal numbers, facts or useful information whatsoever. As we stated in the comment above, “…any report of a referee’s count showing Fidler substantially ahead is just plain wrong since there never was such an actual count of any of the challenged paper ballots….” (our source specifically had mentioned the Bush article to us prior to the appearance of Berardelli’s remarks in Courier Life’s Brooklyn Daily.)

        Even though Mr. Berardelli has risen from the depths to Daniel Bush’s bait, Beredelli’s detailed denials of the “facts” asserted in Daniel Bush’s piece do not provide any countering material, relevant or competent evidence of any kind.

        Storobin and the Brooklyn GOP are losing the p.r. battle; because at times like these, people like Mr. Berardelli boldly wade into the fray with strong denials, but then things fall flat. Storobin’s legal team does not appear to command either the law or the facts nor do they control the moral high ground in the argument.

        Specifically, will the Storobin legal team be putting Alla Pometko on as their witness to defend the absentee ballots that she arranged for and gathered, or alternatively, will they make her available to be questioned by Fidler’s attorneys. As Mr. Berardelli did point out, of Fidler’s remaining challenges, “…119 [are] reserved for Court, which the Fidler campaign claims are fraudulent – again, claims which the Storobin campaign absolutely refutes.” Unfortunately for Berardelli and the Storobin team, Berardelli has refuted nothing, he’s merely stated Storobin’s team’s denials and criticized Daniel Bush for not having sought out or having credited those denials.

  150. Phyllis Katz permalink
    April 10, 2012 5:44 pm

    A single individual, Alla Pometko, submitted 177 absentee ballot applications to the Board of Elections.

    Most, if not all, of these applications were filled out in the same handwriting; they stated that the voter was disabled and wished to be placed on the permanent absentee list; they named Alla Pometko as their authorized agent to pick up their ballot from the Board of Elections.

    In fact, it appears that Alla Pometko did receive 177 absentee ballots from the Board of Elections and that she returned approximately 120 completed ballots to the Board.

    With respect to a number of the ballots returned to the Board of Elections by Alla Pometko, the voter signed the absentee ballot envelope with a “mark” rather than a signature. The witness to the mark was Alla Pometko.

    With respect to 16 of the absentee ballots returned to the Board of Elections by Alla Pometko, the voters appeared in person at their polling places on election day and cast votes in person on the machines. While their absentee ballots have been properly invalidated on this account, this fact is evidence that Alla Pometko submitted false absentee ballot applications claiming permanent disability for such persons. Furthermore, the fact that the voters appeared in person indicates that they were unaware that whatever they signed for Ms. Pometko was a ballot.

    Alla Pometko is not a registered voter. Campaign finance disclosure reports reveal that Alla Pometko was paid as a “consultant” by the Storobin campaign.

    It seems likely that with respect to many of the absentee ballots submitted by Alla Pometko: the voter was unaware that he/she were applying for an absentee ballot; and/or the voter was unaware that he/she was designating Alla Pometko as their agent to receive their ballot; and/or the voter did not actually place the vote on the ballot or ever see the ballot; and/or the voter did not actually sign or place his/her mark on the ballot envelope; and/or the vote was otherwise obtained by illegal means, including the fact that the voter was falsely informed that he/she was eligible to cast an absentee ballot.

    On opinion and belief both Ms. Pometko and those who instructed her are going to experience a cavity search in the near future.

    She shouldn’t wory, it’s no more intrusive than a transvaginal ultrasound.

    • Thanks for the clarification, but not for the hyperbole... permalink
      April 10, 2012 8:56 pm

      Thank you for that — except for the obviously too graphic hyperbole; as far as we know, there are no cavity searches or transvaginal ultrasound procedures performed in election cases.

    • Kalman Gold permalink
      April 14, 2012 7:59 pm

      That came right out of the Court Petition filed by Fidler. The comments beginging at “On opinion and blief…” came from Kalman Yeger.

      • Not very classy........... permalink
        April 15, 2012 1:31 am

        Also, not how to win friends and influence people……

  151. RAM permalink
    April 11, 2012 12:55 pm

    No hyperbole necessary.


    • As Case Slips Bit by Bit in Favor of Fidler, Court Orders Storobin Witness Produced Thursday permalink
      April 24, 2012 1:53 am

      Yesterday, in a rare move in a Special Election Proceeding, the Court ordered a closed session on Thursday to record the sworn testimony of the mysterious Alla Pometko, a paid consultant to the Storobin campaign. According to the Fidler legal team, Ms. Pometko is a necessary witness as to the 177 absentee ballots that she had gathered and which had been challenged as fraudulently obtained. Storobin’s legal team had heretofore not agreed to produce Ms. Pometko to testify.

      The Court also dismissed several challenges brought on behalf of David Storobin; and it also refused to grant subpoenas as to several other challenged voters who are longstanding absentee balloters, making the eventual count of such ballots very likely.

      The trend of yesterday’s rulings was decidedly in favor of Fidler and against Storobin.

      • Exactly who's pulling the rug on Storobin? permalink
        April 24, 2012 11:56 am

        The question begs that David Storobin might have good reason to question the loyalty of his “Team Storobin” legal advisors. Key parts of this team have longertime loyalties to Republican establishments that are now rumored to have had their fill of Storobin. Various GOP insider “sources” are calling both their favorite and less than favorite bloggers to report that Storobin’s GOP Establishment honeymoon is over, unless he clearly and unequivocally tells them that he sees his New York State legislative future as an assemblyman not as a state senator.

        Didn’t David Storobin get it that he was only supposed to wound Lew Fidler, clearing a path for Simcha Felder as a consensus candidate (sort of a new Kruger without all the heavy baggage) in the new district? Her’s a hint: even Fidler was aware of the game being played and was working his own angle; but, like everybody else, Fidler was shocked when Storobin went in for the kill and virtually succeeded — until this protracted “count” now in court (note: we are not yet near a recount).

        Everybody knew about the Fidler legal team’s focus on an alleged fraud scheme involving over two hundred absentee ballots handled by Storobin’s paid operative, Alla Pometko. What was not known (and to this moment still isn’t) is the details (the who, what, where, when and how) of the alleged scheme and Pometko’s (and possibly others’) alleged part(s) in it. What kind of legal team is four weeks into what’s supposed to be an expedited process, but are still looking for something like a “Bill of Particulars” on what has always been their adversary’s key claim, just askin’…?

  152. Berardelli's Brooklyn GOP Radio touts a pagan candidate for congress permalink
    April 11, 2012 11:01 pm

    As far as who’s an acceptable candidate for congress, Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., shows that he cares more about who is a friend of “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” than who is an acceptable social conservative Republican. Last night Berardelli and the rest of the second-stringers filling in for Russell Gallo went on and on about Councilman Dan Halloran’s candidacy for congress without mentioning that he is a professed pagan that runs his own Norse-gods cult.

  153. Betty Crockett permalink
    April 12, 2012 7:21 am


    Very interesting all of these comments I read.

    I learn something everyday from each person I encounter also.

    Politics is a dirty game.

    If I had to make the cake from scratch where would I begin.

    Comments are needed on this

    • Break some eggs -- beat them, gently permalink
      April 12, 2012 5:55 pm

      All this talk about cakes is so Virginia Woolfish ala “Mrs. Dalloway” or as played-out in the pix “The Hours”.

      How to make a cake; how to appreciate your own cake and somebody else’s; how to have your cake and eat it….

    • Craig Eaton's Nick La Mattina, Captain America ... Sara Lee and now Betty [Crocker] Crockett permalink
      April 13, 2012 12:26 am

      Heeeeeeeeeee’s baaaaaack!!!!! Betty [Crocker] Crockett gives every indication of being one and the same person as Nick LaMattina, a/k/a “Captain America”, a/k/a “Old Nicky”, a/k/a “Ol’ Nicky Pow, pow, pow”, etc., etc., etc. Even though long ago he said was done on this site, he keeps coming back like a bad penny.

      This mish-mash character flim-flam man is a typical recruit for Craig Eaton’s new Brooklyn GOP. It’s somebody who’s all hat and no cattle, who attends meetings of Russell Gallo’s “Official” Brooklyn Young Republicans, and still appears to be the only new addition to the Brooklyn GOP Establishment fan club for Eaton, Berardelli and Gallo. Of couse, that’s all in between this character’s being G-d, seeing the future, and bringing love, lollipops and weed for everybody.

      Whoever is posting comments here as “Doctor Oz”, “Sara Lee” “Cry Me a River” and now “Betty Crockett” still seems to be the one and the same overly contrived character as “Old Nicky… a/k/a whatever”. That person probably remains very dangerous to themselves and those around them (don’t forget how “Ole Nicky” demonstrated that he could use his needed or unneeded cane called “.38″ as a weapon to kill somebody; and how “Pow, pow, pow” has references to the assasinations of JFK, MLK and RFK; hopefully, his recent adoption of the “Sara Lee” and “Betty [Crocker]…” pseudonyms does not bespeak a new “American Pie” type obsession with baked goods).

      We say once again what we’ve said before — “Good recruiting, Craig Eaton, Gene R. Berardelli, Esq. and Russell Gallo; and to the Brooklyn GOP good luck with all the stuff that comes your way with Old Captain America Nick LaMattina & Co…” and now Betty [Crocker] Crockett.

  154. Has the Brooklyn GOP media operation stopped dead because the wheels are off the Brooklyn GOP? permalink
    April 12, 2012 11:31 pm

    The new hallmark of the Brooklyn GOP is that it is organizationally falling down on each and everyone of its jobs as the OTHER party in Brooklyn (arguably something that has been taken over for some time now by Kassar’s Conservatives).

    With Gallo up in the chilly north woods and Berardelli clearly too “busy” trying to figure out what’s about to fall onto his client of record, David Storobin, nobody is left to do the nuts and bolts stuff except for Eaton himself; so a lot is just being left undone (just ask a Brooklyn GOP district leader, who is also working on an elected sombebody’s staff).

    The Brooklyn GOP media operation virtually has ground to a halt. The only thing running for over two weeks has been the “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” scam. This week, on the only matter that should be of immediate concern to the Brooklyn GOP, the Storobin-Fidler vote count case, Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., gave a very terse, dare we say it — understated, report of the goings on in court on Wednesday. Listen yourself it’s short and [bitter]sweet, and begins about thirty-three minutes (33 min.) into the “broadcast”. We just have a few critical questions: Does Berardelly actually believe that Storobin is still three (3) votes ahead because that’s where the count’s been frozen? Is his report that on Wednesday nothing changed but the judge hearing the case all that could have been said about that? ( Think, Gene, think; is the change of judges in the middle of things more likely an item of insignificance or an item of overwhelming significance and a portend of other bigger turn-arounds in the case). Lastly, why more than a week’s adjournment, before the earliest possible start of the trial of Lew Fidler’s fraud allegations?

  155. Murphy-Grimm tax debate shows that "Red" Mark Murphy is an Obama-style hard-left extremist permalink
    April 13, 2012 2:21 pm

    Michael Grimm is far from a perfect Republican; Michael Grimm is far from a perfect Congressman; Michael Grimm is far from a warm and cuddly human being, but most important Michael Grimm is far from being the worst candidate to represent Staten Island and parts of Southwest Brooklyn in the U.S. Congress. Right up front, let’s just say that we think that “Democrat” Mark Murphy would clearly be a worse possible candidate, possibly even the worst candidate.

    If elected, Mark Murphy would fit right there in with the almost 80 true “Reds” in congress, who also like to call themselves “Democrats” (It’s been widely reported that Florida Republican Congressman Allen West actually referred to them as “Communists” saying, “I believe there is about 78 to 81 members of the Democrat Party that are members of the Communist Party…. [that group of Democrats is] called the Congressional Progressive Caucus.”).

    In reality the present day Democratic Party is nothing like your mother’s and father’s Democrats; it is in reality the “Un-democratic Party of the Left”, which is what it would really be calling itself if there were a requirement for truth in labeling of political parties.

    As for the “fairness” tax argument advanced by Mr. Murphy, and which other hard-left-leaning-Democrats like Barack Hussein Obama, think is such a winner for them; if Grimm sticks to his guns and sticks to the Republican’s rebuttal “fairness” argument, Congressman Grimm will beat that “Red” Murphy into the ground like a tent peg (just be sure it’s outside the tent and to the left side, which is the only spot where somebody like “Red” Murphy gets any traction).

  156. Brooklyn GOP rushes to release of its own "Three Stooges Movie" --- NYUK, NYUK, NYUK !!! permalink
    April 14, 2012 11:13 am

    In order to benefit from the media blitz surrounding this weekend’s release of a similar sounding movie, the Brooklyn GOP did a quick release of its latest media farce — “The Brooklyn GOP Three Stooges Movie”. Starring in the GOP production of the feature-length film are Craig “Moe” Eaton, “Curly” Gene Berardelli and Crazy “Larry” Gallo…. Critics who are willing to admit that they know these guys say that Eaton, Berardelli and Gallo are perfectly typecast in their roles as the classic slastick trio.

  157. Loss of Orthodox voters lead to the virtual tie in the Storobin-Fidler election, which could result in no certification of the result in time to seat the "winner" permalink
    April 16, 2012 8:55 pm

    Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock……..

    The Brooklyn Courier is now predicting the growing possibility that neither candidate in the Storobin-Fidler special election contest in the 27th SD will be certified the winner prior to the NYS Senate going out of session in 2012.

    Given all of Lew Fidler’s unforced errors and bad luck, the fact that David Storobin could not put this election out-of-the-wood prior to having the absentee ballot fraud claims involving Alla Pometko put before a Kings County Supreme Court Justice, bit by bit the other shortcomings of the Storobin campaign are comming to the forefront. Earlier we had opined that if State Senator Marty Golden, the Brooklyn GOP and the NYS Senate Republicans had actually put in all the resources that had been mentioned earlier in the campaign, David Storobin should have finished with a lead of 500 or more votes.

    We have been informed that the failure of the organized Storobin campaign to back up the independent effort stressing “family values” in the Orthodox Jewish precincts resulted in several Fidler operatives being able to pick up about 500 votes of those that remained in play after all of the independent resources stressing family values and Orthodox theological teaching on the definition of marriage had largely been expended.

    • Misinformed permalink
      April 16, 2012 9:47 pm

      You dont have any reliable sources. You screw up your information all the time. To drive the point home, Storobin and his campaign team went all out in one of the ads in a Jewish paper. It was a full page front cover ad that said Fidler wants to teach children gay marriage.

      • "ALL OUT" --- "ONE AD IN A JEWISH PAPER" ??? permalink
        April 17, 2012 12:52 am

        Comment maker, “Misinformed”, you’re very, very defensive we think; just whose ox was gored by our remarks above? Do you disagree that David Storobin should have had at least a clear 500 vote victory if all the GOP players mentioned did what they should have done?

        As for your remarks, is this really what you want to go with: “….Storobin and his campaign team went all out in one of the ads in a Jewish paper….”? Do you think an ad-buy in “a Jewish paper” was enough of a campaign targetting the Frum voters in the 27th SD? We’ll all see who paid for which ads, soon enough. Besides, Fidler did his own ads in Orthodox papers, as well…

        The issues raised above were as follows: generally, did the amounts expended ever come close to the initial amounts talked about, and if not was that why the election wound up a virtual dead heat; and specifically, were sufficient additional resources and follow-up stressing family oriented issues aimed at the Orthodox Jewish areas to influence undecided Orthodox voters late in the campaign?

      • Even though Skelos mostly has it wrong about the Storobin race, David Storobin will continue to back him permalink
        April 19, 2012 11:37 pm

        Almost a month ago, Republican Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos showed that he knows nothing about Southwest Brooklyn and what it really would take to elect a second Republican to the state senate from a Brooklyn District. Read what Skelos said and you’ll know why; right after the election when David Storobin still held over a hundred vote lead, Republican Leader Skelos told reporters outside the Senate chamber that, “Mr. Storobin is a great candidate…. I think we’re going to be successful but really what it’s about is our message is resonating in a district that’s five to one Democrat that Republicans are making government function. That we’re looking to cut taxes, cut spending and private sector job creation and that’s resonating in Democrat communities and Republican communities throughout the state.”

        If only that were so. Like we said above, Storobin should have won his election by over 500 votes. Storobin was the new man at the right time running against a wounded old Democrat warhorse in Lew Fidler. Storobin was uniquely able to run hard in both the Russian areas and the Orthodox parts of the district. His neo-nationalistic and outraged immigrant rants worked well among the Russians, and his open opposition to many gay initiatives worked in the Orthodox Communities. The reason that Storobin didn’t win outright was the kind of campaign forced on the candidate by the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, who don’t want candidates to emphasize socially conservative anti-gay positions. With the exception of an ad or two, Storobin’s socially conservative message was pushed by a small cadre of independent Republicans with the cooperation of Brooklyn Conservatives helping their candidate any way they could.

        Nonetheless, if certified in time to be seated, Storobin will support Dean Skelos as leader to repay the early support that he did get from Mr. Skelos.

  158. In New Jersey Case, Obama Campaign's Election Lawyer Argues that Obama's Birth Certificate and Eligibility to Be President Are Not Relevant permalink
    April 17, 2012 12:06 am

    In a strange twist in a very under-reported election case in New Jersey, Team Obama’s lawyer specifically refused to put any form or likeness of President Obama’s birth certificate before the administrative law judge who was hearing a challenge to placing Barack Hussein Obama’s name on the New Jersey Primary ballot as a candidate for president. Even when the challengers attempted to introduce the “long form” certificate that has been posted on a White House web site for about a year now, Obama’s lawyer objected, arguing that President Obama’s birth certificate is not relevant evidence in determining whether he is eligible to be on the New Jersey primary ballot as a candidate for president. Furthermore, according to the lawyer arguing to reject the challenge to President Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen”, the candidate’s elegibility to be president is not something that needs to be proved prior to his name appearing on the New Jersey primary ballot.

    Refusing to hear any evidence about the birth certificate or that experts and law enforcement officials had found he one posted by the White House to be a forgery, Jeff F. Masin, the NJALJ conducting the hearing on the challenge, agreed with team Obama’s lawyer and ruled that it was exclusively up to the New Jersey Secretary of State to determine whether the President’s name should appear on the ballot and that no proof of eligibilty was a prerequisite.

  159. "Free Republican Caucus" --- the Brooklyn GOP connection permalink
    April 17, 2012 10:58 am

    Carl Paladino has been touting his “Free Republican Caucus Initiative” (that means dumping Dean Skelos as the GOP leader in the NY State Senate).

    It can now be told that CP had made some calls to Brooklyn a while back to get BKGOPSSMG to be his stalking horse as the new state senate leader. In the ruminations over all of that, some Brooklyn GOP insiders have bandied it around that all such talk is good for the Brooklyn GOP.

    We think that this all sounds like another stroke of genius by the KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton, and we also think that whoever did come up with the idea of taking this conspiratorial plan public is less likely a genius than somebody who is suffering the symptoms of a plain old stroke. We know that Paladino got at least one stern rebuke from a well-known Brooklyn operative.

  160. In almost a month of GOP news, Berardelli and Gallo can only do feature posts about themselves permalink
    April 17, 2012 11:18 pm

    Since March 22, 2012, the last date when Gene R. Berardelli’s vanity blog, “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” pretended to report on actual political news there have been two (2) count ’em two (2) feature posts on that blog, one by Hon. Gene R. Berardelli, Esq, the other by Russell Gallo…. In the over three weeks that witnessed the Board of Election count and the commencement of court proceedings, which has thus far resulted in the virtual elimination of any election night lead by David Storobin, the GOP candidate for the state senate from the 27th SD, this is what Mr. Berardelli and his sidekick, Russell Gallo, thought were more important political events crying-out for comment to the Brooklyn GOP: “Brooklyn YRs Are the Club of the Year” and “10,000 Listers [to Brooklyn GOP Blog Radio]! Thank You!” To be expected both posts were nothing but self-adulatory puffery that served no real political purpose to anybody not named Gallo or Berardelli.

    Clearly, we are in for more of the same, because Mr. Berardelli closed his most recent post with this: “…stay tuned for even more great moments in the months to come!”

  161. Cry Me A River permalink
    April 18, 2012 6:05 am

    Is that all you do is cry?

    It sounds from your post you want to be either Berardeli or Gene

    Did they reject your offer as a part of their team?

  162. Cry Me A River permalink
    April 18, 2012 6:09 am

    It sounds from your post you want to be either Gallo or Russ


    Cry Me A River


    • Russell's and Gene's hero and champion jumps in to defend them -- what's that all about? permalink
      April 18, 2012 9:26 am

      Hi Nick!

      We guess a terminal groupie like yourself (“Annonymous-Captain America” a/k/a [NL’s krazy kast of karacters]) can’t imagine life not being on “the team” or even just any team somewhere. Btw, still playin’ G-d, blowin’ weed in heaven ‘n listenin’ t’ all kinds o’ music? It just sounds like such a big groupie fest, the way you’ve described it — a regular Altamont in the clouds….

      How’s the old “.38” and “Pow, pow, pow” goin’? Good luck with all that…

      • Cry Me A River permalink
        April 18, 2012 11:31 am


        Crying again are you?.

        This guy has got you nuts Old Man what ever and Pow Pow.

        Anybody and everybody that writes some thing nice about Gene, Russ and Eaton you think is him.

        I can assure you that I am not him,

        I don’t know any of the players here in person but I will repeat what I said on April 5 – Stop fighting about this and that and unite as one big unit.

        If you insist on assuming that I am him, so be it.

        The point that I am trying to make here is that anyone that does not agree with you on this particular blog or with politics in general, you seem to hate, I hope you don’t hate me for speaking my mind here.

  163. Obama "dogged" by old eating habits !!!!! permalink
    April 18, 2012 10:24 am

    The Obama campaign has had lot’s of fun with the story of the Romney family trip with the dog in a kennel on the roof of car; well now it seems that President Barack Obama apparently has had a noteworthy past involving man’s best friend, himself.
    It’s been reported in The Daily Caller that in President Obama’s best-selling memoir, “Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance,” BHO recalls having been fed dog meat as a youth by his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro. According to the president’s memoir, “With Lolo, I learned how to eat small green chill peppers raw with dinner (plenty of rice), and, away from the dinner table, I was introduced to dog meat (tough), snake meat (tougher), and roasted grasshopper (crunchy)….”

    Go out and “Double-Dog Dare” your favorite Dem to bring up the Romney dog on the car roof story, now….. (or should that be “the car ‘ruff’ story”?)

    • Obama eating dogmeat story looks like it has some legs... permalink
      April 18, 2012 8:23 pm

      Predictably, the Democrat pushback on this item is phobic — some even comparing the guilt of the president as a young boy and dutiful [step]son of Lolo Soetoro with Romney’s putting the pooch on the roof as an adult. Others argued that such an activity by young Obama (then Soetoro) was not something objectionable in the culture in which Obama was living and being raised at the time.

      For those who want to hear the words about eating tough dog meat coming from the very lips of President Barack Hussein Obama himself, just go to

  164. Gallo and Berardelli use Obama's Dog-eating Days to Salvage This Week's Blog-Radio Show permalink
    April 18, 2012 11:10 pm

    After a series of false starts, the less-than-dynamic duo did their own take on the Columbian Prostitute – Secret Service Agents scandal on “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio”, but they had little new or interesting to say about it. Russell Gallo, who might have had some insight into the disciplinary issues surrounding the military personnel involved, didn’t even mention that the very same circumstances of alleged wrongdoing by the eleven (11) Secret Service Agents also included similar allegations concerning ten (10) military personnel.

    For the first time in maybe forever, we applaud Russell Gallo’s ripping into President Obama’s narrative about having eaten dog meat while a youth in Indonesia (Sadly, we were not given attribution here where we suspect Gallo probably first saw mention of that item in the bloggosphere, but instead he mentioned the Drudge Report [oddly, Gallo said he saw it there Wednesday morning which is when it appeared here – it appeared Tuesday on Drudge). Mr. Berardelli, for once, was up to the technical demands of the job, cuing an Obama audio clip, wherein BHO’s own voice clearly mentioned the fact that he was given dog meat to eat and found it to be tough. Even when Gene or Russell went back to this riff a few times later during the program, it was given just the right touch and pitch to keep it fresh and edgy.

    As Len Goodman would say, “Good Job!” followed a little later by “Seven”!

    • Berardelli and Gallo never fail to meet expectations --- even with their Obama Dog Show Blog permalink
      April 21, 2012 1:44 am

      We knew it wouldn’t last long. Gallo and Berardelli just had to relive the only decent moment of recent vintage from their “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” thing. Given this pair’s media acumen runs the gamut from A to B, of course they did it on Mr. B’s vanity blog the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog”. For some strange reason it was left to Russell Gallo to do the heavy lifting of explaining the significance of the “Obama Eats Dog” story and Gene Berardelli had Jeeves’ job of saying “Well done, sir…”

      To be expected, Gallo made a hash of it, and sounded like John K. Press doing a rant on culturism in the process. Nonetheless, Beradelli gave it all his personal imprimatur.

      Frankly, some of us at rebel headquarters thought it all sounded like Yogi Bear trying to explain why a badger would have difficulty translating a Latin “love” poem into something sounding like it was from a Shropshire Lad’s notebook; after which Booboo, grunting his approval, added that it was only because of the absence of commas in the original Latin.

      Maybe, we’ll make it easy and give these media mavens a basic lesson in why the Obama-Dog Story is important in and of itself — it is THE NEWS CLASSIC — “Man bites dog….”; it’s easy to understand; it’s easy to tell; and it makes the Obamatistas crazy to know they will hear it over and over and over …..

      • The Threatening "Anonymous...Captain America" is posting again for Gallo and Berardelli permalink
        April 22, 2012 11:17 am

        The “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” has become the official nesting ground of the very dangerous skitz-bedbug “Anonymous…Captain America” (NL a/k/a “Ol’ Nicky”; “Pow, pow, pow”; etc.)

        This loon has chimed in on The Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog’s “Obama Eats Dog” comments thread with a very dark commentary, doing his Stanislavski as two furry creatures — Obama’s dog “Bo” and a White House squirrel named “Oscar”.

        We hasten to add that this is the very same comment maker (NL a/k/a “Anonymous…Captain America”; “Ol’ Nicky”; “Pow, pow, pow”; etc.), who not very long ago made threatening comments, mentioning assassinations (JFK, RFK and MLK — pow, pow, pow), all of which were far more specific and particular than anything Ted Nugent had to say recently.

  165. Opening of Joint Campaign Headquarters in Bay Ridge is a Sign of Weakness by Republicans permalink
    April 21, 2012 1:03 pm

    It’s only April, but look for a big rollout event for the joint Bay Ridge campaign headquarters for incumbent GOP/Conservative officeholders Michael Grimm, Martin Golden and Nicole Malliotakis. LOOK OUT for the SPIN that is going to attend that event. People, like Kings County Republican Chairman Craig Eaton, will make predictable pronouncements about the growing strength of the GOP in southwest Brooklyn. Too bad none of it will tell the real story of what’s going on and why the joint campaign headquarters was necessary.

    Bay Ridge and nearby Dyker Heights, which was once a strong conservative Republican bastion, has become a hotly contested battle ground with Democrat candidates carrying the area more often than Republicans. Don’t expect 2012 to be very different.

    Make no mistake about it, the early placement of a JOINT campaign headquarters for Grimm, Golden and Malliotakis in the heart of Bay Ridge on Third Avenue in the low 80s is a sign of weakness – not strength. Of these three, only State Senator Golden carried the area surrounding the new headquarters in 2010; and remember, in 2010 Golden was running against an activist gay rights Democrat who was pursuing his underfunded state senate campaign without any support from the Democratic County Organization, the Democratic State Committee, State Senate Democrats or most of the local Democratic Clubs in the district. This year’s Golden opponent will have at least some, if not all, of that.

    At least the pros working for Grimm, Golden and Malliotakis are dealing with reality. They are digging in for long and hard campaigns for all three candidates in Bay Ridge and its neighboring communities. They are preparing to fight off a surge from a Democrat base that is growing and several competing Democrat organizations anxious to prove their relative strengths in the area. Their vehicle is a candidates’ alliance that, in all important ways, will be independent of Mr. Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP operation.

    You heard this here, first: The Brooklyn GOP involvement with these campaigns will be strictly pro forma; and throughout the late spring, the early and late summer and into the fall there will be incident after incident of hurt feelings by the Craig Eaton and those solidly identified as part of his wing of the Brooklyn GOP (we’ll report them as they occur).

    Let’s see what happens next.

  166. Dean Skelos' Simcha Felder proposal is already causing problems with the new Orthodox Republican Base permalink
    April 23, 2012 10:24 am

    Is NY Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos nuts? according to our sources, his trial balloon about running Democrat Simcha Felder on the Republican and Conservative lines has hit Orthodox Jewish Republicans in the gut and they don’t like it one bit. They have not been quiet about it either — and they haven’t yet gotten their ire out to all of their media friends. It’s not a backlash yet, but if necessary it could quickly become one.

    But what’s really going on here? Is Skelos all alone on this gambit? We doubt it. To make this plan work, Skelos needs GOP Kings County Chairman Craig Eaton to be on board along with the Conservative’s Brooklyn Chair, Gerard Kassar. That won’t happen unless State Conservative Chairman Mike Long and State Senator Martin Golden also sign-off on the deal.

    This is nothing new for the Brooklyn Republican and Conservative Parties. They’ve jointly sold out their lines to Democrats in the past (just look at Kings County DA Hynes — and that deal is likely to continue through next year’s elections; and never forget all the machinations that went on around a similar effort backing Democrat David Greenfield in his 2010 special election run for City Council and Eaton’s last second Brooklyn GOP candidate — 2% “Puff” Rice).

    Before backing Felder for this OPEN seat (with his history and associations in the Council), the yo-yos running the Brooklyn GOP and the Conservative Party have to ask themselves, this: “How many times can the current Republican and Conservative leadership back Democrat candidates and sell out rank-and-file Conservative and Republican voters before most of those people notice, turn their backs and walk away — or, less likely but still possible, mount a real Conservative/Republican backlash?

    • Who is Yaakov Gold? permalink
      April 23, 2012 1:55 pm

      Selling out is the best strategy for the Republican/Conservative Party. An angry voter is worth four votes and will destroy the Democratic Party.

      • Mr. Spock says... permalink
        April 23, 2012 7:40 pm

        It’s not logical!

  167. Does Obama's Carolina student loan speech mean he'll release some college records? permalink
    April 24, 2012 5:23 pm

    Does Barack Obama’s reference to his student loans mean that he will be releasing some of his college records so we can verify the circumstances of his college and law school loans?

    btw, something closer to home (Brooklyn) about the president. According to his biographical narrative, Barack Obama claims to have lived in Brooklyn for about a year and a half or two years — Oddly, a few years ago, when asked, Obama himself couldn’t provide any details as to exactly where he lived in Brooklyn and the specific dates he lived at the location(s) in Brooklyn. Strange that such a young person would have such a personal memory gap.

    • No Core beliefs Obama goes Flip-Flop! Flip-Flop! Flip-Flop! Flip-Flop! on student loans permalink
      April 25, 2012 11:57 pm

      Update: it’s been reported that Barack Obama’s recent impassioned plea to reduce the cost of education loans is flip (or is it a flop) of one of his positions as a US Senator, even while he was getting ready to run for President. As a new US Senator, Barack Obama, a member of a Democratic majority in the US Senate, voted to increase the interest rates on student loans.

  168. State Voter ID Laws being questioned by media with false "talking points" and challenged in court by DOJ with questionable statistics permalink
    April 24, 2012 9:09 pm

    When Texas state attorneys defending that state’s voter ID law made an objection to the “statistical evidence” tendered by the USDOJ, the DOJ lawyers immediately made an application to adjourn the case pending before a Federal Three-Judge Panel until after this year’s elections.

    Also, although the usual anti-Voter ID Law spokespeople keep repeating that there are no documented cases of people fraudulently voting, in Virginia alone there are scores of pending cases of people arrested for false registration and/or false voting.

    • Project Veritas permalink
      April 24, 2012 10:25 pm

      • Attorney General Holder has become the nation's Chief Talking Points Enforcement Officer as "Rule of Law " becomes an antique permalink
        April 25, 2012 1:48 am

        Whether it’s opposing Arizona’s Immigration Law Enforcement provisions, not enforcing the US Immigration Laws, not enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act or opposing various states’ Voter ID laws, US Attorney General Holder is “upholding” the rule of Democratic Party and White House talking points not the rule of law. By his own acts of nonfeasance he has abdicated his office as USAG and should be impeached (as a separate and distinct specification in any impeachment should be some counts of malfeasance in connection with Operation Fast and Furious).

        Here, Mr. O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has done what it does best, caught the bad guys ( or at least gottne some of the results of what the bad guys are up to) on tape.

        Very well done. Btw, as usual, the authorities would rather investigate those who made the tape.

  169. Was GOP's total effort for Storobin merely inadequate, or was it sabotage? permalink
    April 25, 2012 10:08 am

    As we stated yesterday in our April 24th comment above, “As Case Slips Bit by Bit in Favor of Fidler, Court Orders Storobin Witness Produced Thursday”: “The trend of yesterday’s (April 23, 2012) rulings was decidedly in favor of Fidler and against Storobin.” In a reply comment somebody we know very well asked, “Exactly who’s pulling the rug on Storobin?” and made some very interesting observations about what’s cynically been called “The Storobin Team”.

    We agree that the rug is now being pulled on Mr. Storobin, right now. However, if one looks at our comments going back a very long time, one would see that we’ve been complaining about the lack of support for the Storobin candidacy by various “players” in the Republican establishment since early in the campaign. A relevant comment in that regard, “Loss of Orthodox voters [led] to the virtual tie in the Storobin-Fidler election, which could result in no certification of the result in time to seat the ‘winner'” referred to a Storobin insider’s observation that David Storobin should have won by over 500 votes, but that no adequate effort was made by the state and local establishment Republicans to back up the strong independent family values campaign being waged in the Orthodox/Frum areas. The pathetic response to that post (that an ad was paid for by the state GOP) was a virtual admission of the facts charged against them.

    One last point, for weeks the only real information appearing on a GOP blog about the Storobin-Fidler count and the related court case has been what’s appeared here at “Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn”. The virtual lockdown on by the Brooklyn GOP and its … blogs suggests more than their mere disinterest in Storobin’s elction result. Something sinister enough to be a plot line in “The Borgias”, “The Sopranos” or Brooklyn’s homegrown “Boardwalk Empire” is also happening in and among New York State’s and Brooklyn’s Republicans and their probably betrayed candidate for state senate, David Storobin.

    • Bigger deal for old and new senate districts didn't include most of the Brooklyn GOP "insiders" permalink
      April 25, 2012 11:36 pm

      Stop pulling your punches! Almost everybody in the Brooklyn GOP is being played for a bunch of suckers, not just David Storobin and his backers. Also, put Gene R. Berardelli, Esq. and Russell Gallo near the top of that list of suckers, because they are apparently as clueless as a pair of Valley Girls with what’s really going on in the Brooklyn GOP even in their own backyards, like in the old 27th SD and especially in the new senate district that renders them moot ( it makes no difference because being made mute and impotent, like they have been lately, in and of itself made them moot).
      There’s been a big deal in the works for a very long time, and it included a dog and pony show in the Special Election in the 27th SD and the new lines for the mostly Orthodox State Senate District, which was drawn by the GOP state senate. The direct beneficiaries to that deal were and remain Marty Golden, Lew Fidler and Simcha Felder (note: some key names are not included on that list, because they are or will be indirect beneficiaries).

      Like I said in my reply to yours above, “…Here’s a hint: even Fidler was aware of the game being played and was working his own angle; but, like everybody else, Fidler was shocked when Storobin went in for the kill and virtually succeeded…” Here’s another little tidbit, at the beginning of this year (2012) Fidler and Golden appeared together at a “non-political” community event and mentioned how well they had gotten along and worked together on the City Council (and at least one of Marty Golden’s key Marine Park Republicans at that event endorsed Lew Fidler in his special election run for the state senate). Here’s the kicker (you heard it here first) don’t be surprised if before this year (2012) is out, Golden tries to push others in the Brooklyn GOP to carry Lew Fidler as a candidate on the Republican line for what Fidler’s been angling for through all of this.

      That’s how Democrat-Republican deals have worked in Brooklyn for quite some time — it isn’t changing now because of some little deal guys named David Storobin or Nachman Caller, with or without a hand full of active Orthodox Jewish Republicans in their entourage. It makes no matter what they do to try to upset the apple cart, the bigger deal will remain the bigger deal.

      • FIDLER THE REPUBLICAN?!?!?!?!?!?!? permalink
        April 26, 2012 9:43 pm




      • Eatons? We don't need no stinkin' Eatons... permalink
        April 26, 2012 10:56 pm

        This is a real deal between polticos who are really important in, to and for Brooklyn — we don’t see Craig Eaton’s name anywhere on that list.

        Learn how people are nomininated for various lines on the November ballot…especially the positions most commonly cross-endorsed. Think about it a few seconds… and it should all become obvious…

        Note: the comment above said: “…don’t be surprised if before this year (2012) is out, Golden >>> TRIES <<<< to push others in the Brooklyn GOP to carry Lew Fidler as a candidate on the Republican line for what Fidler’s been angling for through all of this." Nobody said "Eaton" and nobody said it would automatically succeed.

        Maybe, JUST MAYBE, Eaton could stop it — if he dared to try.

  170. Hello, darkness my old friend ... within the sound of silence.... permalink
    April 25, 2012 8:32 pm

    Another week and more dead air from “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” –“…the oldest established permanent floating crap shoot ever in New York…”

    Yet again, in spite of repeated calls for more accurate information about what’s going on with the Brooklyn GOP ( only minor stuff like the most recent information in the Storobin-Fidler election case or the specific impact of yesterday’s GOP Presidential Primary on the Brooklyn GOP and its convention delegation), this week’s “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” program was cancelled after a half hour unscheduled hold on the launchpad.

    The reason given was “…Rescheduled due to Kings County Republican Committee Meeting…”, but that couldn’t possibly have be the real reason since that therapy group of mouth-breathing cretins never does anything of significance.

    The real reason, repeatedly stated here, is that Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., and his sidekick, the one trick pony, Russell Gallo, have yet again has failed to keep up with everything that’s been delegated to their charge by the Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton.

    It’s all working like a fine Swiss chocolate on a hot summer day.

    • Berardelli admits that what we've written is true. When will Eaton and Gallo? permalink
      April 27, 2012 1:32 am

      Mark “April 26, 2012” on your calendars, because that’s when an obviously harried Gene Berardelli admitted in his “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” that we’ve been right in what we’ve been saying here for quite a while – that Eaton’s operatives are just not up to handling all the jobs they’ve taken on for the Brooklyn GOP. Berardelli’s 4/26/12 whine about having no time is his admission that he just can’t do it. It’s obvious that Russell Gallo ain’t there to pick up the slack.

      As one of the few key guys working for Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton, Big Gene acknowledged that he is overextended and overmatched in trying to do the party’s media and legal work at one time. In his post “And Now… A Tap Dance” by Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., the all around man of the Brooklyn GOP said, “Things are so busy in Brooklyn GOP circles that(last night’s show was preempted by an Executive Board Meeting and prep for Court in the SD27 litigation!)….”

      Of course, Berardelli was still dissembling when he said “…it’s tough to get time to blog and do the radio show …”, because if you’ve been keeping up with that stuff, you’d know that Berardelli’s had NO TIME to do much of that stuff for a very long time.

      • FOLLOW-UP: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz obviously is a “Not Ready For Prime Time Player”; but Brooklyn GOP “Official” bloggers Berardelli and Gallo show that they are absolutely in the same category.... permalink
        April 28, 2012 12:00 am

        In place of a real article in the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog”( as we’ve pointed out, there really hasn’t been any since before early March 2012), the Brooklyn GOP’s “Official” Blogger-in-Chief, Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., did a pathetic apologia for the inactivity in his recently applauded role for the Brooklyn GOP (of course all of that applause only came from Berardelli, himself; his five-o’clock-shadowed sidekick and amanuensis, Russell Gallo; and the Puckish peevish peanut gallery polymorphic puh-sycho Ol’ Nicky New Lots Pot). In his very brief rhetorical brief, the rotund Mr. B did his best to channel Orson Welles, as if Welles had been shilling for more upscale Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard instead of the plebian label of Paul Masson, when Berardelli essentially and existentially pleaded, “In the Brooklyn GOP we try to ‘sell no w[h]ine before it[’]s time’ to ’fess-up, because it’s hard to find time to do that or anything else that needs doing with so much else to do.”

        So instead of any in depth information as to why he had been too busy to effectively blog or report anything of value to Brooklyn Republicans for well over a month, Berardelli lifted a clip from the Fox News Channel. That clip showed that Florida Democrat Congresswoman Debbi Wasserman Schultz was clearly overmatched trying to stick to her talking points in the face of Bret Baier’s persistent questions about the failure of the Democrat controlled Senate to put President Obama’s proposed 2013 Budget up for a vote. Still avoiding any depth or commentary, Gene Berardelli “reported” as follows: “… here’s Debbie Wasserman-Schultz pathetically trying to dodge Fox News’s Bret Baier – who had the temerity to pursue a straight answer!” Never letting Moron #1’s brilliance to go unreflected, Moron #2 felt compelled to add this nugget: “LOL- Facts really are kryptonite to liberals!” (How insighful and analytic can a commentator be with such verbal economy?)

        Did it even occur to either Edward Murrow Berardelli or Walter Winchell Gallo that Bret Baier missed his big chance to bury Democratic congressional campaign spokesperson Congresswoman Wasserman Shultz with a followup question as to why no member of her own Democratic House caucus (including herself) voted for a 2013 budget proposal identical to President Obama’s when a limited procedural vote on the Obama budget proposal was taken in the House on March 28, 2012; that vote was formally recorded as 414-0 AGAINST the Obama budget.

  171. It's The Same Old Song permalink
    April 26, 2012 5:59 am

    Few people care.

    Those that care are felt by some.

    Some are clue less why they are here in the Brooklyn GOP.

    Many do it for power and favors.

    Most sleep and really could care less, they are not leaders but followers.

    Some bitch and cry, blaming others for all the problems in the party

    The answer to total victory is right in front of them, but they are blinded by their own sense of power and need. to destroy the party from within.

    Sometimes you have to forgot about what you think is right and look at the other persons view point and try to unite both of them for the good of all.

    This blog is a field of hate, instead of destroying those around you,

    You should look in your heart and why you really started to get into this thing in the beginning and just maybe, people will start to unite for the common cause of saving America.

    • "...Many do it for power and favors...." -- The Brooklyn GOP? How delusional can one be? permalink
      April 26, 2012 9:03 am

      Is this a poem?

      Is this a poem by a squirrel?

      Is this a poem by “Captain America…Anonymous”?

      Is this a poem by somebody who thinks they’re G-d and promises a heaven full of all kinds of music and lots of weed?

      Is this a poem by a very pesky and often threatening Email stalker, and one person cast of thousands?

      Is this a poem by somebody who said he’d never participate on this site again?

      Is this a love poem by someone who’s having a menage a trois bromance with Moron #1 and Moron #2?

      For everything except for the poem part, we think so; have a nice day, Nick…….

  172. Tony Perkins, President of the conservative group, Family Research Council, says that questions about Obama's eligibility are legitimate permalink
    April 26, 2012 9:50 am

    A video of the president of the Family Research Council, Tony Perkins, saying that the eligibility of Barack Obama to be President is a legitimate issue because of the constitutional requirements to serve as president has been posted on the internet by a very strange source. The video of Perkins’ statements were posted online by “RightWingWatch”, a project that monitors conservative political organizations is a subsidiary sponsored by the left-wing “People for the American Way”.
    In the video. Perkins said, “Look, I don’t know about all that [Birther material]. But I will tell you this. It’s a legitimate issue from the standpoint of what the Constitution says…. I think what we’ve done is we’ve done great harm to the foundation of our government by marginalizing and attacking anyone who brings up a legitimate issue.”

  173. Cry Me A River permalink
    April 26, 2012 12:31 pm

    I was experimenting with you on a paper I just finished for a class I was taking at NYU

    Being a student of the mind and not really majoring in anyone particular subject, a friend over brunch recommended I do a paper on you awhile back, this particular friend is also a friend of yours.

    He had told me, you need help, I had laughed and thought it would be interesting following you and to see what you have to say.

    Guess what I have my paper on you and finished it. i would have to say, you are not sick, and I finished the paper this morning after you wrote your comments at 9:03AM

    Your a little paranoid for you think everybody that writes here something positive is either this Captain America or Nicky character. I wrote under the banner It’s The Same Old Song, trying to capture what this Captain America or Nicky character would sound like.

    I can say it worked and I can tell you, somethings may appear to be something they are not.

    Do I think you need help?

    Not really, your just a lonely person who might have been good friends with all the players on the other side, mainly I believe Craig and you bash anybody that has contact with Craig, such as Russ, Gene, Nick, etc

    It could also be much deeper than this site and at one time you might have been rejected by a woman or a male for some other reason and you use this site to get back mainly at men, so my classmates all concluded with this at our 12:30PM class.

    After we talked at length about this our Professor entered the conversation after study the paper I wrote and listening to all of us debate about you.

    I quote The professor: To come to this conclusion could be right, from reading your notes, but he said, I was right you are not sick or do you have any sort of mental problem.

    You have a lot of hate inside and this in the future could hinder your mental process and you might get diseases such as heart, stroke or high blood pressure related illness from all of your hate.

    You are more than likely a type A personality and you should seek out a doctor of the mind to give you medication to calm you down.

    Also he concluded you should try to resolve your differences with these people and leave the blog for you will get sick, if you don’t leave the chances are 90% against you.

    Thank you and I hope everything works out for you with your health and I hope you do understand hurting other people’s feelings is an inner thing for your feelings are what is the real cause of all of this hate and anger towards these people.

    • "...Remember, I remember, all that you said..." from Diane Krall's "Cry Me A River" permalink
      April 26, 2012 2:40 pm

      Let’s get this straight. Isn’t what we’ve quoted below clearly what have you said, said that you have done and said that others have said?

      “I was experimenting with you…for a class … at NYU….not really majoring in anyone [sic] particular subject…. I … thought it would be interesting following you ….”

      “Your [sic] a little paranoid for you think everybody that writes here something positive is either this Captain America or Nicky character. I wrote … trying to capture what this Captain America or Nicky character would sound like…. I can say it worked and I can tell you, somethings may appear to be something they are not.”

      “Do I think you need help?… Not really…I believe Craig and [syntax error causing confusion should be ‘that’] you bash anybody that has contact with Craig, such as Russ, Gene, Nick, etc….”

      “I quote The professor: … you are not sick [n]or do you have any sort of mental problem….”

      “Also he [the professor or Craig?] concluded you should try to resolve your differences with these people and leave the blog….if you don’t leave the chances are 90% against you…. and I hope everything works out for you with your health….”

      Nick, we think we get you quite well.

      But tell us this, why would we “Cry you a river…” (btw, we just love the Diane Krall version; one of us does have that CD)? We never said we loved you or any of YOUR bromantic partners, Craig, Gene or Russell. Oh! Oh! Oh! Just one more question, are the implied threats contained in the quotes highlighted above, something you’re saying and doing on your own, or are your bromates Craig, Gene or Russell putting you up to it?

      • Correction: About what Nick said in his version of "Cry Me A River" permalink
        April 26, 2012 3:23 pm

        First paragraph above should read, as follows: “Let’s get this straight. Isn’t what we’ve quoted below clearly what you have said, said that you have done and said that others have said?”

  174. Biden is very impressed with Obama's "Big Stick" and Biden makes us a "promise" that it's real permalink
    April 26, 2012 3:15 pm

    It was supposed to be a comment about the administration’s foreign policy using a quote from Teddy Roosevelt. But Joe Biden wasn’t content with that.

    Since the Vice President knows that GOP candidate Mitt Romney will be talking tough on foreign policy during the campaign, Biden probably figured that he needed to emphasize Obama’s manhood on these things and added, “I promise you, the president has a big stick.” The audience immediately picked up on the blunder. Despite titters from the crowd, the deadly serious Vice President again intoned, “I promise you.” The video of this great moment in American statesmanship is at: “Video of the day: Biden tells audience ‘president has a big stick’” Libertarian Examiner 4/26/12 by Howard Portnoy […/video-of-the-day-biden-tells-audience-preside…]

  175. Cry Me A River permalink
    April 27, 2012 9:09 am

    “…Remember, I remember, all that you said…” from Diane Krall’s “Cry Me A River” permalink
    April 26, 2012 2:40 pm

    Comments by Cry Me A River

    You are a highly intelligent person in a lot of ways. You quote this and that.

    Nothing writing on this blog is a plot against you. No body is out to get you!

    I will repeat and you may (sic this all you want)

    Nothing, Nothing on this blog or that other blog you always mention is a plot against anyone or you.

    Their are no secret codes, the professor is not Craig, they are not having secret meetings to get you Russ, Gene and or Nick, I am going to assume this what I just wrote, but it is so plain and clear.

    Where do you come up with with all this nonsense you write.

    To many of them I am going to assume this again, you are maybe annoying with your negative and hateful remarks towards mostly all of them.

    More than likely now you will see something here in writing and comment on it in a negative way. That is because you are a man with a lot of anger and hate towards a lot of people and I will keep repeating this, in a sense it is a hate crime what you are doing.

    Now correct the English and again assume what your mind tells you what you think and feel is correct in your thoughts. If I make a mistake in writing, please correct me and thanks for I am not as perfect as you are.

    Craig, Russ, Gene and the rest of the people you are always bashing could care less about you. Where as Nick or Captain America is trying to teach everyone something, and you take it all backwards. God, Heaven and weed?

    I know you will never understand anything for your mind is very narrow in certain areas.

    I told you who I was. You insist I am Nick and or Captain America, what ever makes you happy, again read everything over and over their are no negative writing in my writings or that Nick and or Captain America writings from what I read.

    The mind is vast and you seem to have gone to the Outer Limits on your thoughts.

    Your health is important to me as is everyone else I come in contact with. This is not a threat, not a plot or what ever you think.

    Again make up and live in peace or try to and always try to have compassion for your follow human as I am trying to do with you.

    • How about a simple modus vivendi with your friends Craig, Russ and Gene permalink
      April 27, 2012 10:51 am

      Are you trying to confuse me? “…your mind is very narrow in certain areas….[t]he mind is vast and you seem to have gone to the Outer Limits on your thoughts….” But let’s forget all that and try to put all this to behind us.

      You seem to think that “…Craig, Russ, Gene and the rest of the people you [we] are always bashing could care less about you [us]…” Since we all certainly feel the same way about them — so that’s some sort of agreement — There! See, you’ve gotten what you’ve wanted all along. See yuh in choich!

      Uh oh! I almost forgot. What about “Craig, Russ, Gene and the rest of the people [we] are always bashing” and their undeserved and barely earned offices in the Brooklyn GOP establishment? When do those three nabobs of nothing, satraps of silliness stop their vacuous villainies, shut down what passes for their operation, pack up their Century bags, hit the skids and, of course, formally resign all their positions and offices in the KCRP?

  176. Cry Me A River permalink
    April 27, 2012 1:15 pm

    modus vivendi sounds good to me.

    I think if you and your friends think they can do a better job than those in the positions they are in, be a man and or woman and reach out with an olive branch to Craig or whoever is in charge of The Brooklyn Republican Party.

    I am sure he or they will invite you all and just maybe the entire party can unite and just maybe you will be heard and things will start to get done.

    You all do have the known how and the smarts to pull this off.

    Go to were ever they meet and do a modus vivendi with them and take their positions, for if they can not do it, maybe you all can do a better job than they are, and I am almost positive about this, you all can do a better job.

    It may hurt you all in the beginning, but in the end, the truth and good will always defeat the bad and evil if they are that.

    If they are there for just favors and jobs, they will be weeded out.

    Name calling will never achieve the end victory.

    That is to unite against the common enemy the Democratic Party.

    Have a nice weekend

  177. Who, what, where and how???? permalink
    April 27, 2012 1:38 pm

    You stay well, too.

    You can look for one of us on the M23 bus near the back door right after the accordian section seats.

  178. IN FIRST IN THE NATION DECISION: A Federal Court in Tennessee Decides to hear Obama Eligibility Case permalink
    April 27, 2012 3:59 pm

    For about a day now, the “Birther” internet sites and those dedicated to other questions related to Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president have been buzzing with a “First in the Nation” decision by a federal judge. That decision seems to show the court’s willingness to tackle head-on the issues involving President Barack Hussein Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve as President of the United States.

    A Tennessee U.S. District Court Judge, S. Thomas Anderson, said the courts ultimately must define “natural born citizen,” and that the “issue of whether President Obama is constitutionally qualified to run for the presidency is certainly substantial.” Furthermore, according to Judge Anderson “This specific question has been raised in numerous lawsuits filed since President Obama took office … [and the] outcome of the federal question in this case will certainly have an effect on other cases presenting the same issue about whether President Obama meets the constitutional qualifications for the presidency.”

    The decision by Judge Anderson came in a case originally brought in a state court on behalf of voters and political candidates in Tennessee, on whose behalf the named plaintiffs had argued Obama’s name could not be submitted to election authorities because Obama is ineligible to be president. The Liberty Legal Foundation had brought the case under state law in Tennessee, alleging that because of doubts about Obama’s eligibility to serve as president the Tennessee Democratic Party was guilty of negligent misrepresentation, or fraud and/or intentional misrepresentation when the Democrats had attempted to register President Obama as the Tennessee Democratic Party’s nominee for president. The defendants in the case had removed the case from state court to federal court (where up to now all cases had been dismissed on procedural grounds without reaching any of the substantial issue). Immediately in Federal Court the Liberty Legal Foundation made a motion to have the case returned to the state courts to decide various issues unique to the state of Tennessee.

    Although he denied the Liberty Legal Foundation’s motion, Judge Anderson’s decision established many points favorable to those arguing against Obama’s eligibility to hold office as President of the United States. For example, Judge Anderson wrote that “It is undisputed that the material fact at issue in this case is whether under the circumstances of president Obama’s birth, the president is a ‘natural born citizen,’ a term set out in the United States Constitution and construed under federal law…”

    Van Irion, whose Liberty Legal Foundation brought the case, told reporters and supporters that, “While it is certainly dangerous to read too much into such an opinion, the statements from this federal court are encouraging. The court appears to understand the most critical issues presented by our complaint.”

    • Judge McCall permalink
      April 27, 2012 11:55 pm

      You are pathetic sir!

      Get him Nicky!

      • But we have nobody here that goes by that name... and the post was only about a Judge Anderson permalink
        April 28, 2012 2:35 am

        Your reply is to a post that only mentioned the decision of a single federal judge. Is that judge the particular person that you might want “Nicky” to get?

        We might have somebody named Judge around here someplace and we might have a few others in the mix, but surely nobody like the judge whose name you mentioned.

        Besides, we thought “Nicky” said, “Craig, Russ, Gene and the rest of the people [whom he suggested we] are always bashing could care less about [us].”

        Was your “Nicky” all wrong about you?

  179. Cry Me A River permalink
    April 28, 2012 10:48 am

    Cry Me A River

    I am starting to really enjoy this site.

    The other sight which my friend recommended Brooklyn GOP is a very boring site, comical at that, but not really my speed, I have listened to their radio show from time to time and have enjoyed it, especially that Vinnie guy who is funny and honest and also I like the Jewish speaker you have on from time to time, I forget his name.

    Being of Jewish descent I am happy to see a crowd that intermingles.

    Nice show guys and keep the information flowing.

    I would come down in person, but my wife works on Tues and Weds and I have to watch my two children.

    This sight is more interesting, I spent an hour searching the net and at least now I know the faces of a lot of those that I think comment here or those you talk about such as James McCall, Russ Gallo, Jonathan Judge, Craig Eaton, Nick Lamatttina, Gene Berardelli, Alex Zablocki, Glenn Nocera, Martin Golden, etc.

    Me and my wife are thinking about buying a house maybe in Bay Ridge and I am seriously thinking about running for some sort of office within The Republican Party in the future.

    Since a child, one of my dreams has always been this.

    I hope one day in the future to meet all of you person to person and just maybe we could all learn from each other and can unite, working as one big team.

    Have to run, will chat tomorrow

    • Now you're somebody that is "...starting to really enjoy this site..." with a family thinking of moving to Bay Ridge permalink
      April 28, 2012 12:28 pm

      “…starting to really enjoy this site…”?

      You mean, let us understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s us, sometimes we’re a little confused maybe, but you’re “starting to really enjoy this site” — how? Is it funny like we’re a bunch a clowns squeezed into a tiny car, so we amuse you? Do we make you laugh, as if we’re here only to amuse you? What exactly do you mean by “starting to really enjoy this site”? How do we make it so you “really enjoy this site”? How? Are we funny, or what? We don’t know what you meant, because you’re the one who wrote it, so how would we know?

      Since you’re the one said that you’re “starting to really enjoy this site”, explain just how the heck do we make it so you really enjoy this site? What is so enjoyable about this site? Tell us, just tell us what’s so enjoyable?

      You really don’t get us at all, do you?

      • Judge McCall permalink
        April 28, 2012 1:22 pm

        Who is “us”?

        James, please get help. If you are still hearing voices please do not listen to them if they ask you to do anything violent.

        Nick, Russ, Gene, Craig, you should really call the police.

        Jim/James/Clerk/Candidate/Whackjob has gone where few others have. He seems more unstable than in years past and could be dangerous to himself or others.

      • Tomorrow already? It looks like somebody needs to have his meds adjusted.... permalink
        April 28, 2012 2:08 pm

        Whatsa matter you? Not enjoyin’ the site no mo’? That was really quick!

        So you say, “[You] spent an hour searching the net and at least now [you] know the faces of a lot of those that [you] think comment here or those [they/we] talk about…” Now, tell us that’s not a little too creepy and threatening…..

        Btw, like we said before, “….We might have somebody named Judge around here someplace and we might have a few others in the mix, but surely nobody like the judge whose name you mentioned….”

      • Judge McCall permalink
        April 28, 2012 9:57 pm

        Still today you second rate clerk.

        Now, have you gotten any professional help yet James?

        I know you accuse this Nicky character of being off his rocker but anyone that knows YOU certainly knows that YOU are projecting YOUR own insanity on others.

        Again, Craig, Russ, Gene, and Nick should all call the police before James hurts himself or someone else.

      • Does this guy always have some judge on his mind -- of course it's "Jonathan Judge" permalink
        April 29, 2012 12:54 am

        We’ve checked, and there definitely is a “Judge” or two on our side of the Brooklyn GOP barbed wire. Jonathan Judge is still very much around; and he immediately comes to mind. We think there still might be a few others, as well. But, try as we will, we’re still not finding anybody like the judge whose name you keep mentioning in your comments, though.

        We must now admit that earlier somebody familiar might have gotten a few shop worn phrases by us undetected and we also might have missed somebody’s personal style, completely. However, since we were focused on a few other things, that’s no biggie; besides it might really be a fabulous fake. What the heck, we don’t want to be rude if it is you. Btw, fyi, of course you do know that referring to yourself in the third person is not really indicative of good mental health.

        Anyway, a guy who we both know told us this would happen right after the appearance of this gem of a comment taken from above:

        “FIDLER THE REPUBLICAN?!?!?!?!?!?!? permalink
        April 26, 2012 9:43 pm
        HOW THE [expletive deleted] HELL IS CRAIG EATON GOING TO GIVE LEWIS FIDLER THE REPUBLICAN LINE?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?



        Somebody’s playing you like a base fiddle, but it ain’t us. If you find out who’s doin’ it drop us a line. I’ll treat you like one of my special birdies with an olive sprig in your cute little beak.

        See yuhs in choich….

      • Judge McCall permalink
        April 29, 2012 9:37 am

        You probably do know who I/we is/are.

        We certainly know you Jimbo. The problem is we knew the old you. It seems that the space between your ears may now be occupied by several mad tenants. I must admit that as good as I/we am/are it isn’t possible to know all the “pathetic” characters now going by the name McCall.

        Good day clerky-werky

      • Full Cirles put Eaton and the Brooklyn GOP in a bulls eye called "The Circle" permalink
        April 29, 2012 10:46 am

        We’ve come full circle.

        Before this silly thread by whomever is clearly obsessed about and possessed by some mythic character called “Judge McCall” (four [4] harping carping comments in two days) we clearly had closed our recent dealings with “Cry Me A River” as follows: “You really don’t get us at all, do you?”

        Your April 28, 2012 9:27AM comment is indicative that you really don’t get us at all, either.

        One of the things that WE get is that you have taken a old technique of KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton’s long-running hate blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas” — taking words, phrases and concepts first appearing here and crudely reworking them, without out any factual foundation, to use against the people on Craig Eaton’s enemies list that Eaton, and/or the blogger or comment maker want(s) to attack at that moment.

        Another thing that we completely get is that all your attacks bespeak a desperate defensiveness.

        This instance of extreme defensiveness was primed first by our disclosures concerning the “Bigger Deal” surrounding the special election in the 27th SD and the creation of the 17th SD by the Republican leadership in the NY State Senate, and then triggered by whomever made the comment, “FIDLER THE REPUBLICAN?!?!?!?!?!?!? [sic]

        If you really want to get what we’re all about with respect to the problems of Eaton and the Brooklyn GOP establishment, it’s all contained in our response to that triggering comment. Our position is simple, straight forward and understandable — as we said in our responsive comment to the above, “Eatons? We don’t need no stinkin’ Eatons…”.

      • Judge McCall permalink
        April 29, 2012 11:07 am

        I see you are bored this Sunday morning. Why aren’t you in church?

        Or did one of your personalities go for you?

        You remind me of the old show “Herman’s Head.” However, somehow, the inner thoughts and personality conflict that goes on in all of our minds is coming out of yours. You refer to YOURSELF as WE. Really James, get help!

        I/WE can’t stress enough how serious I/WE AM/ARE when I/WE say to seek professional help.

        Jim/Jimbo/Jimbalaya/James, it is ok to seek help. No one will hold it against you.

        You see Jimmy, you are not liked by anyone. One side mocks you (political enemies- we have only some idea of how you are mocked professionally and personally in your life) and the other side counts on your strange obsession (and money, $, checks, mullah) with a club called “young.” That in itself is disturbing but we can save that can of worms for another comment thread.

  180. Craig Eaton needs to step up locally against the Pelagian U. S. Bishops and their top gun permalink
    April 28, 2012 1:30 pm

    There may be tough times ahead for KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton. He might have to make a few tough moral decisions some time in the near future concerning things like the proposed Republican Ryan Budget, the moral pronouncements of the U.S. Catholic Bishops and, by close association, the positions of the Bishop of the Diocese of Brooklyn Nicholas DiMarzio on things like the true meanings of economic and/or social justice (including generational justice) and governmentally based economic policies, responsible federal, state and local fiscal policy closely coordinated with just and effective tax policies, and the necessity to reform federal labor policies with respect to private sector employees and federal, state and local labor policies with respect to public sector employees and their budget crushing pensions.

    We put it to Mr. Eaton that to be a moral Catholic and a legitimate conservative Republican will require that he become a staunch Augustinian (not as a member of the religious order, unless that vocation comes his way later in life, but as a thinker and advocate) and concomitantly a zealous anti-Pelagian. Eaton must be willing to resist or actively stand against any mish-mash wolfish political pronouncements posing as sheepish theological ones. Any churchy blather that directs, argues, urges, says, or even suggests, that government or any government funded agency can assure or has a place in establishing true happiness, peace, and/or social justice through any secular program apparently aimed at any group’s economic, social and moral betterment is false Catholicism.

    The lies and venom spewed like sconner upon Congressman Paul Ryan and his ideas, specifically on the Republicans’ proposed 2013 budget that bears Ryan’s name, would suggest that among the following: the U.S. Catholic hierarchy; commentators, near to and not-so-near to the Church apparatus; and the formally recognized Catholic intelligentsia are all profoundly infested with a new breed of active Pelagian heretics and/or contain members otherwise infected with some equally despicable form of secular neo- or crypto-Pelagianism.

    If Eaton truly wants to be a real Catholic, leading real Republicans, he’ll need to step up and denounce these heretical secular liberals, as the Pelagians that they are, regardless of their stands on some social issues, or their fancy titles, ridiculous regalia, gaudy garb and funny hats.

    Once Eaton has shown that he can handle all that, we’ll begin his instruction on what he needs to do about DiMarzio’s stand on immigration issues — say, something quite obnoxious and abominable like the “Dream Act.”

  181. When it comes to “Birther” issues, Main Stream Media even tries to ignore them when President Obama has a bit to say directly about it permalink
    April 29, 2012 12:27 pm

    Last night, one of the “jokes” President Obama tried to make at the all-A-list White House Correspondents Dinner involved his own tongue in cheek nod at the constitutional eligibility issue, which still has legs three years into the Obama presidency, even as far as the president himself is concerned. The White House Correspondents Dinner is an annual “let them eat cake” affair, where the White House and the people who cover the White House laugh at some of the country’s biggest problems.

    The joke went something like this (see it for yourself on YouTube and other sites): “… my mother was born in Kansas… my father was born in Kenya… and as everybody knows, I was born in Hawaii (with that Obama did a big wink into the camera)…” Except for some nervous laughs, much less than for his other jokes, the line fell flat (see it for yourself on YouTube and other sites).

    The reason that there were more gasps than laughs was that Obama’s speech-writer’s attempt at a little insider’s joke was a major gaff – not only was it way off the 2012 Obama Team’s message, it was an open inculpation of the press corps’ and media’s participation in the whole thing.

    When it comes to issues involving the president’s constitutional eligibility to serve, the Obama Team’s and the main stream media’s message has been consistent — THERE IS NO MESSAGE — as to any questions concerning Obama’s eligibility to be POTUS.

    Sure enough, the MSM’s coverage of the president’s remarks at the Correspondents Dinner, at most, merely mentioned the president’s “joke” about whether he was really born in Hawaii, some also added that any such issue had long ago been resolved, but mostly it was — What Obama joke? What Obama gaff? What Obama eligibility issue?

    • Obama 's Very Public "Birther" Moment Getting An Orwellian Scrubbing permalink
      May 1, 2012 7:36 am

      Although there has been repeated coverage of Obama’s comedic bit since his Saturday night appearance at the White House Correspondents Dinner, his sly remarks about his parentage and place of birth (with comic stage wink into the camera) largely have been memory holed,

    • Did Sharpton's MSNBC Show Do a Build Up to Obama's 2012 “Birther” Joke? permalink
      May 4, 2012 1:24 am

      In retrospect one wonders whether MSNBC’s “Politics Nation” show host Al Sharpton had specifically coordinated his April 27, 2012 “Birther” anniversary segment with a segment suggesting POTUS Obama’s 2012 White House Correspondents Dinner “Birther” schtick.

      In addition to his highlighting notable 2012 “Birther” personalities like Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and Florida Congressman Cliff Stearns, Sharpton quickly shifted to a demonstration of how Obama had disposed of his 2011 “Birther” nemesis with his jokes aimed at Donald Trump during the 2011 WH Correspondents Dinner.

      Sharpton slyly commented: “Ha. That was a classic clip from the White House Correspondents dinner.” With that, he did a seamless segue into an intro to the ultimate segment of his April 27, 2012 program, “ … And coming up we’ll see what the president has in store for this year’s dinner, which is tomorruh night – that’s next….”

      During the Sharpton’s segment about the Correspondents Dinner, Emily Heils of the “Washington Post” specifically answered one of Sharpton’s questions about the possible material for the President’s appearance the next night by mentioning that President Obama would have no shortage of comedic fodder – just like he did in previous dinners by using his birth certificate controversy.

  182. Establishment GOP blogger and attorney mum about reverses in Storobin Case permalink
    April 29, 2012 1:18 pm

    There is unease and discontent in and among the Storobin Team in court.

    Unreported on any Brooklyn GOP media organ (all largely operated by David Storobin’s “Attorney of Record”, Gene R. Berardelli, Esq.) have been several clear indications that the case probably isn’t moving in any direction favoring GOP candidate Storobin.

    The most significant item not being mentioned is that Alla Pometko did not appear to give court-ordered testimony in the case, and there is now a pending Contempt Order in place for her, with a hearing scheduled on sanctions scheduled in a couple of days. Pometko is a key witness to get up to 177 ballots favorable to Storobin counted; and alternatively, to prove Team Fidler’s charges of massive fraud against the Storobin Campaign. The Storobin Team is now worried about the inferences that the fact finding judge will make for the absense of Pometko.

    The real indicator that things aren’t so good is that the Storobin legal team is doing a lot of talking about getting a good enough record in front of Justice Larry Martin >>>>> TO APPEAL. How can that sound good?

  183. "Nicky" and Hearing Voices, Julian Jaynes, and Problematic Commentary permalink
    April 30, 2012 11:24 am

    It’s interesting that somebody behind the “Judge McCall” comments has come up with the notion of an individual hearing voices as an explanation of the pronoun references in our writings of “we”, “us”, “our”, etc. Since there are so many other explanations of that grammatical usage, unless that comment maker is an adherent of the theories of the great Julian Jaynes, a don of psychology late of Princeton, one wonders why they might make that a priori assumption or wildly leap to such an a posteriori conclusion. In his “The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind” Julian Jaynes posited that primitive man “thought” and acted by means of “auditory commands” (voices) from one cerebral hemisphere to the other – hence his notion of “the Bicameral Mind.” However, we doubt that the comment maker behind the “Judge McCall” nonsense ever heard of Julian Jaynes, much less had the understanding of his work and the wit to turn an element of Professor Jaynes’ theories into a sly suggestion that we are primitives (actually, formally attacking a mythical single blogger in that way).

    Our most recent comment above, made the simple observation that the “Judge McCall” stuff above clearly was a reworking of some of our earlier comments about an individual “NL” who all too often commented at the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” and here at ASIB under a multiplicity of identifiers ( he was also called “Nicky” by the blogger behind the “Judge McCall” comments in the very first of those comments; above at April 27, 2012 11:55PM). “Nicky” of course is the Eaton-Berardelli-Gallo sycophant, Ol’ Nick a/k/a “Captain America – Anonymous,” “Pow, pow, pow,” etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., …. We also said that all of the “Judge McCall” stuff looked like a redux of the obnoxious and uncreative technique employed in the Craig Eaton fostered hate blog, “The Jig is Up Atlas” (particularly by the blogger “AAA,” who for a while posted alone at Eaton’s hate blog II, “Politics in Brooklyn”).

    Interestingly, after some reflection we now recall that we never said that “Nicky” or Ol’ Nick a/k/a “Captain America – Anonymous,” etc., etc., etc., etc., etc., … HEARD VOICES. All of which prompts us to now ask — does whoever is behind the “Judge McCall” comments know that their little “Nicky” does hear voices? Or for that matter, does whoever is behind the “Judge McCall” comments hear voices him/herself? Please, do get back to us about that…..

  184. Sigismund Schlomo Freud permalink
    April 30, 2012 11:41 am

    Did someone here call for me?

  185. Sigismund Schlomo Freud permalink
    April 30, 2012 11:55 am

    I was once asked along time ago about voices in the head and my response now is still the same and I quote myself:

    During the days when I was living alone in a foreign city … I quite often heard my name suddenly called by an unmistakable and beloved voice

  186. Judge Joe Brown permalink
    April 30, 2012 12:01 pm

    Every good judge hears voices

  187. Judge Mathis permalink
    April 30, 2012 12:03 pm

    You tell him Joe.

    I love your show.

    I’ve learned so much from you, and I just adore Judge Judy

  188. Is that a "YES, 'Nicky' does hear voices"? permalink
    April 30, 2012 1:47 pm

    That’s an awful lot of jabber, but it seems more like a “yes” than anything else.

  189. Arianna Huffington Slams Obama as “DESPICABLE” for “...campaign ad...” about Bin Laden killing permalink
    April 30, 2012 2:27 pm

    The internet is buzzing with the liberal commentator and media maven Arianna Huffington’s criticism of President Obama and his re-election team’s use of last year’s Osama Bin Laden killing in an ad critical of Mitt Romney.

    Earlier today Huffington Post founder and Pulitzer Prize honored Arianna Huffington said that she agreed with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s criticism of Obama’s use of the killing of Osama bin Laden in a campaign ad. In an interview on “CBS This Morning” Huffington said, “I don’t think there should be an ad about that. I think it’s one thing to celebrate the fact that they did such a great job, it’s one thing to have an NBC special from the ‘Situation Room’ … all that to me is perfectly legitimate, but to turn it into a campaign ad is one of the most despicable things you can do….”

    There also seems to be some more general backlash about the almost ghoulish political use of the first anniversary of Bin Laden’s death at the hands of a composite US Navy Seal Team. It will take some time to see if Team Obama’s retooling the story of the strategic killing of Bin Laden in 2011 to fit a 2012 election campaign message boomerangs against the president.

  190. Unstoppable force coming together inside GOP in Southwest Brooklyn permalink
    April 30, 2012 2:50 pm

    In spite of some unfavorable circumstances in early 2012, a group of Southwest Brooklyn Republicans are planning to run a coordinated slate of GOP candidates for the legislature in and around the 17th State Senate District. Even though these Republican activists hope for, and even expect, the support of the Brooklyn GOP establishment, they are realists and are prepared to mount a full scale independent Republican primary effort.

    According to one of the participants at a recent organizational meeting, it should be obvious that the relative strength of the Republican Party in Brooklyn is moving from west to south in Southwest Brooklyn.

    Since it can also be said that a very big chunk of the future Brooklyn GOP leadership for 2013 and looking forward was in that room, will anybody dare to try to stop them in what they want for 2012.

    • LMAO permalink
      April 30, 2012 4:13 pm

      None of those idiots can make the ballot. Not even on the fake (and fraudulent) “School Choice Line.”

      AR should finish school.
      JH should get a job.
      McCall should stop hanging out with YOUNG republicans.

      Where do I sign up to file objections to signatures?

      • What is this a game of Scrabble? permalink
        April 30, 2012 6:38 pm

        You’ll need lots more initials than that…

      • Loss of "School Choice" Line Cost GOP Candidate Election to State Senate permalink
        May 1, 2012 7:51 am

        Those behind the failed attempt to get David Storobin an additional line on the ballot, to have been called the “School Choice” line, have called to specifically point out to us that Storobin would now be certified as the GOP State Senator from the 27th SD if he would have succeeded in getting that line.

        Among other joint activities, several candidates are considering renewing the attempt to obtain a third line for the 2012 general elections for state senate and assembly as part of their joint effort.

  191. Ron Paul and his people will have a formal place at the table for Romney's Party permalink
    April 30, 2012 6:44 pm

    Ron Paul’s supporters have been working to take over various state Republican parties and state delegations to the Republican National Convention this summer. His operatives recently scored victories in caucuses or conventions in Louisiana, Alaska and Massachusetts. According to Bret Baier tonight on Fox News, gaining control of those delegations assures that Ron Paul had passed the five delegation threshold to have his name formally put into nomination at the Republican National Convention later this year.

    Earlier, according to Ron Paul’s national campaign manager John Tate, Ron Paul’s victory in Louisiana showed that Paul’s delegate-attainment strategy is working and demonstrates that various political pundits and critics have long underestimated what Paul’s influence was going to be in the nominating process at the National Convention. Tate predicted that “the Louisiana win forecasts a prominent role for Ron Paul” at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. “It also signals that the convention will feature a spirited discussion over whether conservatism will triumph over the status quo, all in relation to the end game of defeating President Obama.”

    Even though many of the delegates supporting Mr. Paul will have to vote for Mitt Romney when that vote is taken at the National Convention, because of primary results and the Republican Party rules, they will still be able to shape the party platform and vote in favor of Ron Paul’s positions on procedural matters during the convention.

  192. Supreme Court Ruling by Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Bader, Breyer, Roberts, Allto, Sotomayor and Kagan permalink
    May 1, 2012 7:43 am

    After a long and drawn out session in a vote 6 to 3 The United States Supreme Court is in favor of the following:

    It is normal to hear voices in your head.

    So long as those voices represent subject matter that is positive.

  193. Mr. Rogers permalink
    May 1, 2012 7:48 am

    Can’t We All Just Be Friends!

  194. Henry Miller permalink
    May 1, 2012 1:56 pm

    One of the reasons why so few of us ever act, instead of react, is because we are continually stifling our deepest impulses.”

  195. Ralph Waldo Emerson permalink
    May 1, 2012 2:01 pm

    The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is, because man is disunited with himself.

  196. Judge Judy permalink
    May 1, 2012 2:03 pm

    Thanks Judge Mathis I Love You To

    • Craig Eaton's Ol' "Nicky" is back with more chaff than wheat permalink
      May 1, 2012 3:40 pm

      The material from “Sigismund Schlomo Freud”; “Judge Joe Brown”; “Judge Mathis”; “Mr. Rogers”; “Henry Miller”; “Ralph Waldo Emerson”; Judge Judy” is a bunch of twaddle that only serves as chaff to tie up this site. Since the avatars are identical, the comment author of “Supreme Court Ruling by Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, Bader, Breyer, Roberts, Allto, Sotomayor and Kagan” is the very same person, who we and anybody who’s followed this blog any length of time would recognize as the Craig Eaton, Gene Berardelli, Russell Gallo toady, known to them as “Nicky”.

      Based on the very recent comments posted with the avatar directly above, we think that it’s quite clear that this “Nicky” character has acknowledged hearing voices (probably indicative of serious mental disease). In addition, during his earlier blogging at this site under his various A/K/As “Nicky” has mentioned that he knows where we live and what we look like, and made specific mentions of concerns for our health.

      Our prior research on this character under his multiplicity of blogging names on an “Official” Brooklyn GOP blog showed a pattern of threatening comments and bizarre running commentary involving President Obama, and specifically the use of one of this “Nicky’s” signal word grouping “Pow, pow, pow”, both in connection with the current president and also in connection with the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Also at the “Official…GOP” site, he had also commented that his special military training allowed him to freely get into and out of the White House and that his White House Fun House friends keep a close eye on the president. We won’t go into how “Nicky” claims to excel in martial arts; it’s been done elsewhere on this blog in sufficient detail.

      Just for the record: “Nicky”; and all his voices; and all his blogging names; and all his threats, express or implied; and all his benign and friendly sounding twaddle are part of the Eaton-Berardelli-Gallo media montage that is only intended to confuse real Republicans and stiffle dissent in the Brooklyn GOP.

      The recent flurry of activity at this site by agents of Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP cabal shows that its principals have seen what we’ve had to say and know that it causes a major problems for them.

      • Is this the Judge? permalink
        May 1, 2012 6:39 pm

        BROOKLYN, NY 11209

      • No Judge -- No Address -- Still Very Creepy and Very Threatening permalink
        May 1, 2012 10:39 pm

        “Nicky”, “Nicky”, “Nicky”,

        Listing names and addresses (in this case neither complete nor accurate); how “The Jig is Up Atlas” style Eaton hate blogging out of his 2010 playbook. But putting it the context of these recent “Nicky” comments….

        You are getting deeper and deeper into the stew and you’re being used by Craig Eaton and his Brooklyn GOP cabal.

  197. Sun Ra permalink
    May 2, 2012 7:25 am


    Do you have a clue to anything that is being done here in writing and all the other sites you have visited and are quoting my friend with your research?

    I will quote you:

    Based on the very recent comments posted with the avatar directly above, we think that it’s quite clear that this “Nicky” character has acknowledged hearing voices (probably indicative of serious mental disease)

    Comment: Your usage of words, you are smart in certain areas, other areas you are a complete MORON. The greatest minds since the dawn of time have heard voices, these voices are their own minds, telling them to excel, to think positive, to invent, to create and come up with new ideas to better mankind.

    Is it GOD talking to them?

    Now your mind is hearing voices also, but these voices are destructive, for you hate everybody that does not agree with you. You stated we, there is no we. You need to be medicated quickly for you are a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.

    Is it the DEVIL talking to you or we, you be the judge of this?

    He offered you friendship and an olive branch, He told you to come down and become ONE with the Republican Party and if you can do a better job, than do it.

    I Quote you, or we again:

    In addition, during his earlier blogging at this site under his various A/K/As “Nicky” has mentioned that he knows where we live and what we look like, and made specific mentions of concerns for our health.

    Comment: He is concerned for your health, really concerned, but your mind tells you it is some sort of plot by this Nicky, Craig, Russ, Gene and whoever you come up with in order to cover your true mission of trying to destroy and be little people. You see, your mind has made you a prisoner of Hate, this is all you see.

    I Quote you, or we again:

    Our prior research on this character under his multiplicity of blogging names on an “Official” Brooklyn GOP blog showed a pattern of threatening comments and bizarre running commentary involving President Obama, and specifically the use of one of this “Nicky’s” signal word grouping “Pow, pow, pow”, both in connection with the current president and also in connection with the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Also at the “Official…GOP” site, he had also commented that his special military training allowed him to freely get into and out of the White House and that his White House Fun House friends keep a close eye on the president. We won’t go into how “Nicky” claims to excel in martial arts; it’s been done elsewhere on this blog in sufficient detail.

    Comment: Again it is your mind creating something you see, read and think, which again is always geared towards Hate, for your mind is twisted.

    If you were to think, just maybe you would see the lessons here, but you never will.

    I Quote you, or we again:

    Just for the record: “Nicky”; and all his voices; and all his blogging names; and all his threats, express or implied; and all his benign and friendly sounding twaddle are part of the Eaton-Berardelli-Gallo media montage that is only intended to confuse real Republicans and stiffle dissent in the Brooklyn GOP.
    The recent flurry of activity at this site by agents of Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP cabal shows that its principals have seen what we’ve had to say and know that it causes a major problems for them.

    Comment: Again more of the same from you and I will repeat what I said above. He offered you friendship and an olive branch, He told you to come down and become one with the Party and if you can do a better job, than do it.

    I Quote you, or we again:

    “Nicky”, “Nicky”, “Nicky”,
    Listing names and addresses (in this case neither complete nor accurate); how “The Jig is Up Atlas” style Eaton hate blogging out of his 2010 playbook. But putting it the context of these recent “Nicky” comments….
    You are getting deeper and deeper into the stew and you’re being used by Craig Eaton and his Brooklyn GOP cabal.

    Comment: Your mind is assuming that everybody that writes here is Nicky, Nicky, Nicky.
    It is not my friend. Look deeper and think, he offers you love, friendship, a place in the Party.

    But all you see is Nicky, Nicky, Nicky?

    Maybe he is using them?

    Maybe he is trying to unite the party?

    Maybe he is giving you all positive messages and you are all blind and see it different and have your own goals?

    Maybe he is The Government and has been watching them for political corruption and their conduct?

    Maybe he is using this site for a possible Hate crime conviction and to weed out Hate?

    In the end no matter what he still loves you, and would never hurt you or whoever and remember LOVE will always defeat HATE

    He wants all of you to think about the next sentence!

    Maybe, you all have been visited for the last year by GOD or ONE of his messengers?

    • "Hearing Voices" and other problems permalink
      May 2, 2012 10:17 am

      “Sun Ra”? Isn’t that like saying “Sun Sun” or “Sun Sun-god” or even better, “Ra Ra”? Suit yourself, call yourself anything you want, you always do, anyway, and it doesn’t change things one bit.

      As we recall, in the one Julian Jaynes book that we read over twenty-five years ago, he acknowledged the record of all of the historical, cultural, literary and religious references to the hearing of voices in their context as momentous events in the human experience. His theory attempted to use that record of “voices” to explain things like creativity, initiative, innovation, dissent, disagreement with dogma and the like to achieve a better understanding of human cognition and its interplay with the communication of thought and ideas. On the level of the individual he described the “hearing of voices” in terms of the evolving understanding and expression of a person’s individual right-left hemisphere communication. Jayne’s also attempted to explain the differences and similarities of “voices” in recorded momentous events with the “voices” heard in the contemporary world by those experiencing audio-hallucinations. In short, he said that as man’s social-verbal skills improved and were able to communicate new ideas and disagreement with the old beliefs, the notion of accepting the normalcy or credibility of individual internal “voices” receded.

      Irrespective of anything by or about Julian Jaynes, generally, people having a wide variety backgrounds still talk about listening to our inner voices. In our contemporary idiom that is largely a symbolic usage of “voices” and “listening”. Also by general and professional consensus, people who think that they “actually hear voices” in their head or when alone are generally thought to be on thin ice or hanging by a slender thread with respect to their dealings in and with the real world.

      Enough said about all that.

      Your most recent “Captain America …” postings on the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” are distressing on several levels. Although it looks like they’re still barely tolerating you over there, we suspect that you have overstayed your welcome even with them. In any case, if we were moderating that blog, we would not have allowed your comments to have seen the light of day for some time, now; and we would have deleted the rest of your stuff long ago.

      • Marion Stoddart permalink
        May 5, 2012 6:59 am

        Now Now Boys. Can’t we all just be friends

  198. Establishment GOP blogger and attorney mum about reverses in Storobin Case permalink
    May 2, 2012 7:44 am

    There is unease and discontent in and among the Storobin Team in court.

    Unreported on any Brooklyn GOP media organ (all largely operated by David Storobin’s “Attorney of Record”, Gene R. Berardelli, Esq.) have been several clear indications that the case probably isn’t moving in any direction favoring GOP candidate Storobin.

    The real indicator that things aren’t so good is that the Storobin legal team is doing a lot of talking about getting a good enough record in front of Justice Larry Martin >>>>> TO APPEAL. How can that sound good?

    • UPDATE [VERY BRIEF] permalink
      May 2, 2012 8:52 am

      One of our team republished the above item…to get it out from under all the “Nicky” chaff (more about “Nicky’s” stuff in a future comment).

      A brief update: Still nothing from Berardelli on the Brooklyn GOP blogs. However, we can report that Alla Pometko did appear on the Contempt Order yesterday, with her own attorney. Basically, she said she did nothing wrong…. The court directed that she give her testimony under oath for the Storobin-Fidler case today. (More about all of this later).

      • UPDATE [Late Morning] permalink
        May 2, 2012 11:27 am

        It’s been reported that David Storobin’s former paid campaign worked Alla Pometko appeared in court yesterday and that the bulk of her testimony will be received today.

        It’s interesting that Ms. Pometko appeared with her own attorney, who one observer called “some Russian guy,” and that she is using an interpreter. One of the reasons that she had been put in charge of the key “absentee ballot operation” by the Storobin campaign was that she was good in both English and Russian. In fact she participated in various interviews with English-speaking reportes yesterday.

        We’ve heard form somebody close to the Storobin legal team that the request for the interpreter was really to slow down the cross-examination of Fidler’s attorney and allow Alla to think about her answers. The Storobin insider even noted that if there is any problem, Pometko, who in reality understands English very well, might even dispute the accuracy of the translation of questions and answers during her testimony…

        It should all be very interesting once it has played out. If Ms. Pometko’s testimony is good David Storobin probably wins — if it’s not, well, the election stays neck and neck and nobody will get certified for a while.

  199. Lets Go Storobin permalink
    May 2, 2012 8:59 am

    Could it be one vote difference?

  200. Marion Stoddart permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:21 am

    If I can do it with the Nashua River. You guys can all be friends and work towards a common goal

  201. STOROBIN CASE {Sidebar Material]: Is settling scores inside the Storobin Team more important that winning Storobin’s case? permalink
    May 2, 2012 3:04 pm

    The following comments had been posted earlier at another site (to Colin Campbell’s second “Brooklyn’s Florida” post, dated 4/27/12 “Court Drama Heats Up in Fidler-Storobin Race”), as follows:

    “Let me guess what happened here (referring to Colin Campbell’s piece about the goings on in Kings County Supreme Court late last week). Hayon sent Collin and email threatening to sue him if he didnt take down the comment insinuating that Hayon was involved with the collection of fraudulent absentee ballots and the disappearance of many of them (which comment about Joseph Hayon we have not yet located and probably was taken down by Mr. Campbell).
    Am I close?
    The above statement is true by the way.”
    — Yosef

    In response to that comment were the following:

    “…whatever the merits of the Pometko matter, one doubts that Hayon had anything to do with conversations that were probably conducted entirely in Russian”
    — Haddad Sutton

    “One wonders who would make the “Yosef” comment purporting to know that the statement is true.
    Based upon some second hand hearsay, one might conclude that it very likely had been somebody on the Storobin legal team who disliked Joseph Hayon.
    However, if that is the case, by making the comment above disclosing the existence of a witness other than Alla Pometko, who might have relevant testimony concerning the Storobin Team’s handling of absentee ballots might well have negative consequences for the Storobin side in the pending case. Pursuing a grudge against a third party by such commentary might very well have consituted unethical behavior and would cetainly have the appearance of impropriety if it happened that way.
    — Court Jester

  202. Obama’s Bagram Air Field “New Day” speech one year after the killing of Bin Laden sounds something like Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America” – Of course The Taliban quickly showed it’s all a lie permalink
    May 2, 2012 4:52 pm

    With one swift, secretive trip to the war zone and President Barack Obama is declaring that after years of sacrifice, the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down just as it has already ended in Iraq. On the anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death, with a backdrop of US service men and women and in the midst of his own re-election campaign, President Obama declaimed, “We can see the light of a new day.” Shortly after, the Taliban made its response heard.
    Almost declaring victory, Barack Hussein Obama stated “Our goal is to destroy al-Qaida, and we are on a path to do exactly that.” According to President Obama, “This time of war began in Afghanistan, and this is where it will end. … With faith in each other, and our eyes fixed on the future, let us finish the work at hand and forge a just and lasting peace.”
    This was a very unusual speech broadcast to America from an air base in a “war zone” halfway around the world. The president made his unusual speech after signing an “agreement” with Afghan President Hamid Karzai to cover the decade after the planned final withdrawal of U.S. combat troops in 2014. According to that agreement, the present Commander in Chief said that until 2024 American forces will be involved in counter-terrorism and training of the Afghan military, “…but we will not build permanent bases in this country, nor will we be patrolling its cities and mountains.”
    Earlier, he delivered a similarly upbeat message to the troops. Noting their sacrifice, he said, “There’s a light on the horizon.”
    What Obama really has done is diminish and redefine “The War on Terror” into a very narrowly defined “War against al-Qaida”. It is only in that more narrowly Obama-defined war in Afghanistan that Barack Hussein Obama is doing his premature declaration of victory. In a bloody reminder of the fragile security situation Afghanistan, just a couple of hours after Obama left Bagram Air Base, a series of explosions and gunfire erupted elsewhere in Kabul, killing at least six people. One of the blasts was a suicide car bomb, and The Taliban, whom Obama had indicated in his speech would be brought in to the peace process, claimed responsibility for the attack.

  203. Berardelli and Gallo back on mostly stultifying "Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio" presentation, but there were a few Storobin-Fidler case tidbits. permalink
    May 2, 2012 11:57 pm

    Frick Berardelli opened with, “So, did you miss us?” And Frack Gallo replied, “I’m us and I didn’t miss us.” ( with that, if Howard Cosell were doing the voice over color commentary, he’d jump in with “You gotta love that little monkey”). Then a very brief report about the heavy lifting being done by County Chairman Craig Eaton and a few district leaders interviewing candidates…. To which we can only say on behalf of any real candidates, “INTERVIEWS, we don’t need no stinkin’ interviews….”

    Blah, blah, blah [cut to the chase]

    Buried at the following spots in the blogcast were the only mentions of the Storobin-Fidler case, now in Supreme Court:

    First, at the 45:23 mark G.B. said [with no lead-in during another feature on Debbie Wasserman Schultz, after a mention of the word “madness”] “…[W]e got madness going on in Brooklyn [too], which I can’t talk about because of lawyer-client confidentiality…”;

    Then at 51:15 after prodding by “Crack Staff” or “Chat Room” about an update in the 27th SD, G.B. said, “Here’s the only update I can give you. We are undertaking a trial right now; witnesses are being called…tomorrow there will be a new vote count…. Don’t panic folks. Lew Fidler’s gonna take a lead because the only ballots being counted right now are Fidler ballots…. Don’t let the numbers fool you…” At that Russell Gallo made an unflattering comparison of what Berardelli was trying to say to the earlier dissembling rambling of Debbie Wasserman Shultz ( like we said before, “You gotta love that little monkey”).

    Shortly after, at 52:34 G.B. came back with, “I’m just actively involved in what’s happening – I have a client and I must keep things confidential for him…

    And at 52:43 G.B. uttered this gem about ykw, “…Plus, you never know who may be listening. You lurkers out there, we know who you are.” (Hint: it’s not the Fidler team; they were in court and they had first hand knowledge of what happened there. Btw, in spite of repeated mentions of “confidentiality” by Eugene R. Berardelli, Esq., unless the record were to have been sealed, how would a short factual report of what happened on the record in the courtroom violate any lawyer-client privilege?)

    • UPDATE: Storobin-Fidler vote count -- FIDLER UP BY 87; Court Case -- ONGOING permalink
      May 3, 2012 8:19 pm

      As Chief Brooklyn GOP blogger – Chief Brooklyn GOP election lawyer Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., had predicted on last night’s “Brooklyn GOP [Blog] Radio” program, the Democrat candidate for state senate from the 27th SD Lew Fidler jumped to an 87 vote lead after the counting of a batch of ballots that Supreme Court Larry Martin had found to be lawfully cast and/or for which challenges had been withdrawn by the Storobin legal team.

      The focus of the case still unfolding in the Supreme Court remains whether about 120 absentee ballot gathered by a Storobin campaign worker, Alla Pometko, will be found to have been lawfully obtained from the Board of Elections, properly marked and signed by actual voters, and properly witnessed and returned to the Board of Elections.

      Irrespective of the resolution of the fraud allegation brought by the Fidlers against the Storobins, it is unlikely that the initially determined final vote tally will be outside the margin of .05 percent of the votes cast, which would automaticaly trigger a “hand recount.” As is pointed out in a Daily News feature by Celeste Katz today, the hand recount might significantly alter the final tally, because the hand count can both count and discount votes, applying
      election law standards (for discerning the intent of a voter on questionably marked ballots) that the electronic voting machines are not capable of performing.

  204. Obama's Anniversary Use Of Osama Bin Laden's Killing Not Just Unseemly --- It's Disgusting and Not What Americans Do permalink
    May 3, 2012 4:28 pm

    Nobody in America celebrates April 18th, April 28th, April 30th, December 23rd or December 30th for any of the reasons set forth below. Nor should they!

    But President Obama and Obamatistas from David Axelrod to former President of the United States Bill Clinton to the entire crowd at NBC and MSNBC think it’s more than okay to have more than a full anniversary WEEK with special news events that celebrate, politicize and exploit the killing of Osama Bin Laden at the hands of US Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan one year ago on May 2, 2011.

    What has happened to our society, culture and civilization that the President of the United States takes a victory lap and does an end zone dance over the killing of OBL by a US special operations team — and everybody isn’t appalled. Even worse, what has happened to the polity of this great nation that intense partisans will use such an event to taunt their political opposition with unthinking hateful innuendo and hollow bravado.

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt didn’t do any celebrating on April 18, 1944; and during the week surrounding that date, Roosevelt certainly didn’t use the fact that Admiral Isaruku Yamamoto (architect of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor) had been killed by a specially selected team of pilots on April 18, 1943 after special authorization from the highest levels of the U.S. government, as part of his 1944 campaign for re-election to his fourth term. And Rossevelt didn’t use the killing of Yamamoto as part of any visits to the soldiers on New Guinea, or stop at Army and Marine encampments in the Solomons or the Marshall Islands, or in Hawaii to declare an early victory and to assure the sailors, airmen and other troops serving in the Pacific Theater of operations that they would be coming home by 1946.

    April 28th, April 30th and December 23rd aren’t celebrated as anniversaries here in the USA, either, except by ghouls and fanatics – those are the dates that the World War II Axis leaders Mussolini, Hitler and Tojo are recorded as having been killed, either after being captured by opposing partisans, with Allied enemies closing in, or after surrender, imprisonment, tribunal and execution of sentence.

    Even the anniversary of the death of a villain of more recent vintage was not observed with the ongoing excesses that we have already witnessed for several days now; who among us even remembers that Saddam Hussein was executed after capture and trial in Iraq on December 30, 2006.

    A most telling commentary on all of this comes from a number of members of Seal Team Six who have criticized the way that the Bin Laden mission has been used and abused politically by the Obama Team. That article was first put up on the internet on April 30, 2011 by Toby Harnden of the “Daily Mail” on “Mail on Line” [ ……/Osama-bin-Laden-death- SEALs-slam-Obam… ]; and it has since been repeatedly edited, reworked, re-posted and gone viral. What sparked that early outcry was the use of the then-upcoming anniversary of the OBL killing in a blatantly anti-Romney ad narrated by former President Bill Clinton. Even liberal media doyan Arianna Huffington said that was despicable.

  205. Unemployment dips to 8.1%, but key employment statistic drops as well permalink
    May 4, 2012 4:22 pm

    Any good “Unemployment” news isn’t any more than number fudging from Washington. For the month of April, the US Department of Labor says that the unemployment rate in America had declined to 8.1 percent, down one-tenth of a percent from a month earlier. However, also on the decline, is the labor force participation rate, which last month was recorded as 63.6 percent — the lowest that figure has been since 1981 – or since the doldrums inherited by President Ronald Reagan’s administration.

    One of the biggest groups of people leaving the labor market are early-retiring Baby Boomers. Some experts estimated that if that group attempted to stay fully employed until full retirement age, the unemployment rate might be as high as 11% – a very ugly number indeed.

    Unemployment among the young remains high and will probably climb with the end-of-school-year months, May, June and July.

  206. Checkmate permalink
    May 5, 2012 12:23 pm


    You have to be very slow in the mind, not to understand anything that I write;

    I quote you:

    As we recall, in the one Julian Jaynes book that we read over twenty-five years ago, he acknowledged the record of all of the historical, cultural, literary and religious references to the hearing of voices in their context as momentous events in the human experience. His theory attempted to use that record of “voices” to explain things like creativity, initiative, innovation, dissent, disagreement with dogma and the like to achieve a better understanding of human cognition and its interplay with the communication of thought and ideas. On the level of the individual he described the “hearing of voices” in terms of the evolving understanding and expression of a person’s individual right-left hemisphere communication. Jayne’s also attempted to explain the differences and similarities of “voices” in recorded momentous events with the “voices” heard in the contemporary world by those experiencing audio-hallucinations. In short, he said that as man’s social-verbal skills improved and were able to communicate new ideas and disagreement with the old beliefs, the notion of accepting the normalcy or credibility of individual internal “voices” receded.

    Irrespective of anything by or about Julian Jaynes, generally, people having a wide variety backgrounds still talk about listening to our inner voices. In our contemporary idiom that is largely a symbolic usage of “voices” and “listening”. Also by general and professional consensus, people who think that they “actually hear voices” in their head or when alone are generally thought to be on thin ice or hanging by a slender thread with respect to their dealings in and with the real world.

    Enough said about all that.

    My Comment: Do you really understand what he is telling you Jaynes.

    Do you want me to assume you read a few books by this Psychologist Julian Jaynes and you are on expert?

    Get real my friend or friends if there is more than one of you?

    I offered you and we an olive branch, a truce. I try to make you or we, all unite as ONE.

    Your mind is very small.

    Read all of these books and theories by the following Psychologists and other people that have studied the mind and than back to me.Alfred Adler, A. Bandura, Aaron Beck , Eric Berne, J. Biaget, John Bowlby’s, Kenneth B. Clark, Paul Ekman, Albert Ellis, E. Erikson, Viktor Frankl, S. Freud, Friedrich Froebel, Erich Fromm, Harlow, James Hillman, W. James, Carl Jung, Kohlberg, Emil Kraeplin, Harry Levinson, K. Lewin, Abraham Maslow, Stanley Milgram, Jeffery Mitchell, Freidrich Nietzsche, Ivan Pavlov, Jean Piaget, I. Pavlov, C. Rogers, Marshall Rosenberg, Roger Sheppard, B. F. Skinner, Edward Lee Thorndike, Dimitrq Uznadze, Lev Vygotsky, John B. Watson, Philip Zimbardo.

    I have read all of their theories and books on the mind.

    Many of these people would have fun with you!!

    I quote you:

    Your most recent “Captain America …” postings on the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” are distressing on several levels. Although it looks like they’re still barely tolerating you over there, we suspect that you have overstayed your welcome even with them. In any case, if we were moderating that blog, we would not have allowed your comments to have seen the light of day for some time, now; and we would have deleted the rest of your stuff long ago.

    Comment: You have this twisted, most of the people here don’t want you here!!

    Again I will offer you an olive branch……You want to go have coffee in Bay Ridge and talk about the mind?

    • Jimbo permalink
      May 5, 2012 1:24 pm

      Can we do it in Colonial Gardens instead?

      • To Quote John Zacherle, more well know as "Zacherley" permalink
        May 5, 2012 2:15 pm

        “WHOAHHH >>>> SCARY STUFF <<<<, kids!!!!!"

        Probably, it would be even scarier to our neighbors in Colonial Gardens than would be to the rest of us further away.

        "Nicky" — try cutting back on the coffee and smokes; substituting certain addictions or obsessions for others is like playing musical chairs and never removing any chairs. Or it's like trying to get to the top of a twelve step stairway that secretly has 13,14,15 or more steps.

        Like we mentioned before maybe on the M23, probably around 3rd Avenue — a tap on the shoulder, "Bones! Yay or nay?" Whether you think you recognize them or not, you'll have to answer correctly, or the person will just move on…

  207. Soupy Sales - Bud Abbott - Lou Costello - Officer Joe Bolton - Andy - Kingfish - Attila The Hun - Art Linkletter - Lee Marvin - Robert Redford - Serpico - John Wayne - The Drifters - Alice In Wonderland - President Roosevelt - Otis Redding - Teddy Rooseve permalink
    May 5, 2012 2:12 pm

    Will Jimmy meet in a coffee Shop near by?

    Will all the Judges be their?

    All the people listed will there watching and praying

    • And of Course Presidents Lincoln - Grant - Garfield - McKinley - Reagan and Vice President Charles Curtis permalink
      May 5, 2012 2:17 pm

      Again because of a typo will Jimmy meet in a coffee Shop near by?

      Will all the Judges be their?

      All the people listed above and here will be there watching and praying

  208. The Riddler plays with Another Riddler permalink
    May 5, 2012 2:37 pm

    To Quote John Zacherle, more well know as “Zacherley” permalink
    May 5, 2012 2:15 pm

    “WHOAHHH >>>> SCARY STUFF <<<<, kids!!!!!"

    Comment: Now you are really cooking for I love a great Riddle

    Probably, it would be even scarier to our neighbors in Colonial Gardens than would be to the rest of us further away.

    Comment: How far away?

    "Nicky" — try cutting back on the coffee and smokes; substituting certain addictions or obsessions for others is like playing musical chairs and never removing any chairs. Or it's like trying to get to the top of a twelve step stairway that secretly has 13,14,15 or more steps.

    Comment: It's an illusion you see for both can be stopped at will, maybe I will show you soon or maybe I won't or is it I just don't care for I see my own death in the year 2042 that I fear not death. The riddle here these words have been written before in an old book, find the book and you find the answer, the book is in Europe

    Like we mentioned before maybe on the M23, probably around 3rd Avenue — a tap on the shoulder, "Bones! Yay or nay?" Whether you think you recognize them or not, you'll have to answer correctly, or the person will just move on…

    Comment: How can I recognize these riddles if you don't tell me?

  209. "WAR ON WOMEN" National Republican Problem? Real or Contrived? Really Hitting Closer to Home? permalink
    May 5, 2012 6:00 pm

    The so-called “War Against Women” launched by the Democratic Party and picked up by the Obama campaign is at best a myth, and more likely, it’s a Nazi-style “Big Lie” from an old Josef Goebbels’ playbook. Scaled appropriately for the national scope of the 2012 campaign, the much-hyped “War Against Women” is part and parcel of the strategy of the Democratic Party and the Obama Campaign to wage an even bigger war of “Big Lies” across the country as part of Democratic Party’s 2012 campaigns for the White House and the US Congress. “The [Obama@Biden] Life of Julia” graphic presentation is just one tactical foray that will be repeated, reworked or even spiced- and bulked-up in that multi-faceted war of “Big Lies”.

    One expects that nationally the GOP will be able to minimally blunt these “War on Woman”-type thrusts from the DNC, the Obamatons and left-tilting PACs; and hopefully the GOP will even get the upper hand on the specific issues raised in the “War on Women.” Once a full-throated debate is engaged, the RNC and Romneyites can put its own message “[f]orward” that competent and self-reliant women have and will continue to do better with a conservative Republican program than all the “We have to help the hindmost” curd that the Democrats are peddling.

    Nonetheless, another danger out there for the GOP is that the themes and arguments contained in the Democrats’ national “War on Women” stuff might well be picked up by state and local affiliates and subdivisions of the Democrat Party and used in state and local races in 2012 and 2013. It is that threat and a particular Achilles’ Heel of the Brooklyn GOP to such charges that we wish to “open to the floor” for a discussion and meaningful debate within the Brooklyn GOP before the stuff is raised in another context by outsiders.

    The Brooklyn GOP, now run by the likes of Craig Eaton and Marty Golden, has had it’s own very real “War Against Women”; and their male- and Bay Ridge-centric Brooklyn GOP has waged their particular “War Against Women” against active Brooklyn Republican women for a very long time. Sometimes their attacks have been made openly and viciously, like the recent onslaughts brought against Lucretia Regina-Potter, Yvette Velazquez- and Christina Bennett, Fonya Vassilevsky and Karen Fischer.

    Other times, mostly before, but certainly continuing into the age of Eaton and Golden, the Brooklyn GOP’s anti-female warfare was not so openly waged. Instead its practitioners used subtle tricks, venomous innuendo, and of course, plain old bullying with phony hyper-masculine bravado whenever women raised their heads or their hands to lead. Over the years, in one form or another, Clorinda Annarummo, Marianna and Maya Bloom, Beth Bonina, Phyllis Carbo, Susan Cleary, Elaine Guido, Rosemary Millus and even current executive members, like Gladys Pemberton and Diane Hazlet Rudiano, have all been victimized by the Brooklyn GOP “Good-Old-Boy He-man Women-Haters Club.” And, for an extreme example of how longstanding and deep-seated the Brooklyn GOP “War Against Women” has been, it has even ravaged one of Bay Ridge’s own GOP stalwarts from the Reagan years…. One need do no more than observe the treatment handed out to Bay Ridge Republican “Assemblywoman” Florence Sullivan, who was cherished and supported by the GOP rank-and-file, near and far, but fought against, despised and cast aside by the GOP establishment, in spite of her electoral victories in and for the GOP and the Conservatives in Brooklyn and in New York State.

    [Fast forward to yesterday….] It is to be hoped for that yesterday’s article “Life of Julia, Socialist Dream vs Reality,” posted by Diana Sepulveda in the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog”, is a sign of a sea change with in the Brooklyn GOP establishment. Ms. Sepulveda and her article have already achieved a signal moment of brilliance heretofore not seen in the Age of Eaton. Diana Sepulveda’s post in the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” is not only the best work ever seen there, it is the single best piece published in any medium by the Brooklyn GOP since Craig Eaton became County Chairman in 2007.

    One suspects that this might only be a brief moment of romance and sunshine for one woman, in the generally stormy and abusive relationship that the Brooklyn GOP has had with women generally. (We’ve observed something not unlike it in the halting acceptance of a small number of compliant Orthodox Jews within an arms-length-only courting of Frum Jews for the recent campaigns of two Republicans in Southwest Brooklyn, who themselves were in no way Orthodox. All of that was while the Brooklyn GOP actively kept it’s own active Orthodox Jewish members away from any organized participation and influence in their own districts or in the two campaigns, just mentioned.)

    Particularly at this moment in its history, it is critical that the Brooklyn GOP clean out its old bins of discrimination and ill-treatment of women, and any others who are not white male Bay Ridgeites; so that, going forward, the Brooklyn GOP can use outstanding items like Diana Sepulveda’s excellent article as sharp swords in a full-scale frontal attack against all Democratic challengers, near and far; rather than as a single tiny shield in a narrow defense to something obliquely aimed from very far away.

    • Who is Diana Sepulveda? permalink
      May 6, 2012 6:58 pm

      Like Nicole Malliotakis, Diana Sepulveda is not a product of the Brooklyn Republican Party or even Brooklyn.

      Although Seoulveds is being showcased as one of Russell Gallo’s “Official” Brooklyn Young Republicans, that very small group of even fewer truly young Republicans that remain “loyal” to Brooklyn Republican Chairman Craig Eaton, if Diana Sepulveda is a “product” from somewhere, it’s from Staten Island. Her political resume was built up in the “Young Republicans” where she’s been active for many years.

      Diana Sepulveda has been the New York State Metro Region Vice Chairman of the YRs for some time, before that she had held office as the Richmond County Young Republicans’ Vice President. Prompted by the former NYSYR Chairperson, the controversial and underhanded Lynn Krogh, Diana Sepulveda moved to Brooklyn and joined up with the newly formed Eaton/Gallo Brooklyn YRs to help set up and properly run that organization. In addition, she had to help ease the specially formed “Official” Brooklyn Young Republican’s President Russell Gallo into the leadership of New State’s Young Republicans, after that group suddenly severed its long association with the original Brooklyn Young Republican Club, which has continued its operations completely independent of Eaton’s Brooklyn Republicans and the Krogh/Sepulveda New York State YRs.

    • As we predicted above, state and local Democrats will soon be fully engaged in “...this fight to protect women and to end this Republican War Against Women” . permalink
      May 7, 2012 2:52 pm

      As reported on the blog for “Capitol Tonight” earlier today (May7, 2012) in Nick Reisman’s post, ‘War On Women’ Trickles Down To Albany’ [……] NYS Senate Democrats are sending out an appeal to supporters tying Dean Skelos and the New York State Senate Republican Conference to the national debate over what the DNC has called the Republican “War on Women.”

      This is exactly as we predicted here on Saturday in our comment above, “‘WAR ON WOMEN’ National Republican Problem? Real or Contrived? Really Hitting Closer to Home?”. In that comment we said that “…another danger out there for the GOP is that the themes and arguments contained in the Democrats’ national “War on Women” stuff might well be picked up by state and local affiliates and subdivisions of the Democrat Party and used in state and local races in 2012 and 2013.” That Democrat “War…” has opened in New York with a large scale attack on its first selected beachhead, the Republicans in the New York State Senate. One expects that these “War on Women” issues will be raised with fervor and ferocity by any Democrat running against Brooklyn’s only GOP NYS State Senator, Marty Golden.

      The Democrats’ opening shot was in an email appeal to supporters that included a letter that seven women state senators mailed to GOP Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos last week, which pushed on him to move on bills for equal pay, abortion rights and domestic abuse. The Democrat’s letter also mentions Democratic bogeyman, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, for repealing that state’s pay equity law, along with another generalized attack on the Tea Party (which the Democrats believe is terribly unpopular in New York)….

      In this sesssion, state senate Democrats have used a variety of parliamentary maneuvers to highlight their support for reproductive and contraceptive rights in an effort to highlight the GOP’s non-support and apparent discomfort with women’s issues. For their part, New York’s Senate Republicans have tried to stick to a very tight script of focusing on job creation and lowering taxes, while also positions themselves in support of popular Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s efforts to hold down the NYS budget.

      As we warned above, local Republicans need to do something about their “Achilles’ Heel” on their attitude and behaviour toward women, starting with Republican women here in Brooklyn.

  210. Vince Lombardi permalink
    May 6, 2012 6:56 am

    Let’s go team.

    Forget about yesterday’s gone by and lets look at tomorrow’s to come in a positive way.

    Put aside your anger towards each other and the name calling on the line, I know you all want to be in the lime light.

    Sometimes you just have to do what is right in the shadows for the entire team.

    The victories of tomorrow depend on it.

    Think positive and let the negative thoughts leave.

  211. It's not "about yesterday’s gone by" and it is about "tomorrow’s to come in a positive way" permalink
    May 6, 2012 10:23 am

    Exposing the Brooklyn GOP’s long history of being anti-woman would be therapeutic if GOP Chairman Craig Eaton, State Senator Martin Golden and the KCRP were willing to demonstrate they’ve turned over a new leaf, particularly with respect to insuring better treatment for female Republicans and others not part of their current insiders-only club.

    They must show that they are willing to run an open Republican Party in Brooklyn that will put women in leadership positions to exercise actual authority to lead the party, in the same way that some of those women have actually run the entire GOP apparatus in certain key ADs as district leaders. Right now, the local Republican Party in Kings County is largely organized in Southwest Brooklyn, mostly in Golden’s State Senate District. During Eaton’s regime, the KCRP has done very little to show that it wants to represent all of Brooklyn and all Brooklynites who are now Repubicans or who might be willing to become Republicans.

    A Republican who is a Frum Jewish activist, Nachman Caller, has recently registered or re-registered an incredible number of Orthodox Jewish voters. Nonetheless, recent and longstanding practices have shown a particular GOP animus against Orthodox Jewish voters similar to that experienced by women resulting in both groups having a minimal leadership role in the party and minimal outreach targeted to each of those groups.

    There is only one way for the bad blood of Eaton-era attacks on fellow Brooklyn Republicans, and the anti-Orthodox and anti-women bias in the Brooklyn GOP to be expunged. Immediately change all of it….

  212. Ron Paul Rings Up Majority of the Maine Delegation to GOP Convention permalink
    May 7, 2012 12:34 am

    Score another delegation majority to Ron Paul’s forces; this time it was in Maine. Ron Paul narrowly lost in the non-binding February Maine caucuses to Mitt Romney 39% to 36%, but at this week’s Maine GOP Convention Ron Paul succeeded wresting control of the delegation in winning a majority of the at large Maine delegates to the Republican National Convention with just a few delegates still to be decided. As a result, with control of another state delgation by the Ron Paul team, it looks like meaningful action by the Ron Paul delegates to the GOP National Convention might be a real possibility. If nothing else, candidates with more delegates will have a better place at the table deciding the schedule of events at the convention and the amount of time scheduled on stage by the various candidates. Also day by day, with rumblings of platform and floor fights on various issues, Paul’s generally Libertarian views will likely be formally aired and considered

    • RON PAUL UPDATE: As Maine and Nevada delegations largely go to Ron Paul, press and RNC take notice of Paul's "Delegate Stategy" permalink
      May 8, 2012 12:38 am

      In addition to the above, Ron Paul activists also gained control of the Nevada delegation to the GOP National Convention this weekend.

      The Ron Paul team’s successes in Maine and Nevada have caused several national news organizations and the RNC to focus on “The Paul Delegate Strategy.”

      Accoding to most of the feature articles, Ron Paul and his followers are likely to succeed in getting enough delegates to have some voice at the convention, and that will be far more than would be expected from his earned delegate count. However it is also expected that similar “rule fight” parliamentary victories will become more difficult for Paul’s campaign as various state GOP organizations and Romney supporters will be more aware and active at future state conventions and caucuses where National Convention delegate spots are still up for grabs.

      Also the Republican National Committee pointed out that a “final check” against so-called “hijacked delegations” will be the largely RNC controlled credentials committee that will initially pass on any objections to the seating of any delegations where the delegates were selected after rules fights and parliamentary rulings that are still being disputed, and/or who do not represent the will of GOP members/voters from their home states.

      In the end, the RNC and Romney’s representatives will seek to avoid any disruptive confrontations and will attempt maintian smooth relations with Paul and his delegates.

  213. Democrats create BBQ sauce permalink
    May 7, 2012 8:25 pm

  214. William Shakespeare permalink
    May 8, 2012 10:11 am

    A man, to be greatly good, must imagine intensely and comprehensively; he must put himself in the place of another and of many others; the pains and pleasures of his species must become his own.

    • Lloyd Bentsen Redux permalink
      May 8, 2012 11:24 am

      “Anonymous…Captain America, a/k/a (this time) William Shakespeare”, I’ve read a lot of Will Shakespeare. I know a lot about Will Shakespeare. Will Shakespeare is one of my favorites. “Anon…”, you are no Will Shakespeare.

      You are simply somebody who hasn’t been….

      • The Shadow permalink
        May 9, 2012 6:03 am

        Never said I was William Shakespeare.

        I don’t smoke pot.

        I am not insane that is your opinion.

        Everything you see most of the time in my thoughts is negative.

        I offered you an olive branch and to talk over coffee.

        Well in the end, all of your negative thoughts and writing will come back to roost.

        Have a nice day.

        The offer still stands.

        Try to think positive, I know it is hard
        for you, I do understand have a nice day or try to.

        The Shadow

  215. Gene Berardelli: The Power Behind The [All] GOP Throne[s] in Brooklyn, and He Does the PR and the Legal Work, and So Much More As Well permalink
    May 8, 2012 11:45 am

    Maybe, we’ve judged Gene R. Berardelli, Esq., too harshly.

    We’ve always suspected that he was nothing more than a super-sized sycophant self-promoter, who would sign-off congratulatory messages to other Republicans like this:
    “Gene Berardelli, Esq. *** Law Chairman – Brooklyn GOP, Host / Creator – Brooklyn GOP Radio, Go-To-Guy – Brooklyn Yrs” [2012/03/08 16:49 By Gene Berardelli].

    Well we’re here to say that he’s all that and so much more. Honestly, where would the Brooklyn GOP in the age of Eaton be without Gene Berardelli? All of the accomplishments of Craig Eaton and his regime would be no more than silent trees falling in unpopulated forests without Berardelli’s virtually always being there, with megaphone, [whatever brand of] linked-in cell-phone or PC in or at hand (and, we suspect, with equal aplomb an axe or hatchet behind his back). When the GBster is on the job, he’s all fired up and ready to shout it out loud and shout it proud, and/or to electronically report on all of the shouting to the universe and beyond.

    One need no more proof of how essential a cog Mr. Berardelli is in/ to/ and for the Brooklyn GOP machine than to have seen what happened when GB was tied up with some of his other duties (in that instance part of his ongoing legal work as Brooklyn GOP Law Chairman and legal representative for candidate David Storobin). Because Gene was so busy, there was nobody there to report on things like Tug-o-War or ping-pong with Democrats or that Craig Eaton and some other guys were on New York One’s “City Hall” program, all of which Gene was able to cover in just the last few days.

    Since Gene seemed to have some time to report on those things, we have just one question — WHY DIDN’T HE REPORT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE STOROBIN-FIDLER CASE? (Maybe, it has to do with that axe or hatchet that we suspect Gene always keeps hidden behind his back….)

    • The Ghost of Conventions Past permalink
      May 8, 2012 12:03 pm

      Remember when the “reformers” in Brooklyn did all that work to make sure David Strobin would be victorious back in March?

      Jim Mc-pathetic manned the phones.

      Jon Judge handed out flyers.

      Glenn Nocero sang karaoke.

      And Lu-creature Potter cheer-leaded. (might have cost Strobin votes)

      Hey Ali Antoun, puff puff pass man. These are great hallucinations.

      Let’s see what happens next 😉

      • "Ghost Busters" permalink
        May 8, 2012 2:46 pm

        Other than Glenn Nocero, who did his bit for Storobin, we are not aware that Mr. Storobin reached out to any of the others.

        In any case, at least one of the others (in spite of personal reservations about Mr. Storobin’s background and core beliefs) made significant contributions of time and effort assisting a very real, substantial and effective independent effort for Storobin. That effort was quite successful in producing Storobin votes that were inaccessible to the Brooklyn GOP and state senate operatives, and more important that independent effort reduced several bundles of potential Fidler votes which had been lined up and were ready to go to the Democrat.

  216. Justice Martin Orders Board of Elections to count 119 contested absentee ballots permalink
    May 8, 2012 5:56 pm

    In a decision handed down today, Justice Lawrence Martin ruled that the legal team for Lew Fidler failed to show that 119 contested absentee ballots gathered by Alla Pometko were fraudulently obtained. Furthermore, although there was evidence of some irregularities in obtaining them, that would not be a reason to disenfranchise the voters who had voted by those absentee ballots.

    In addition, the court did not get to the issue of what to do about 60 missing absentee ballot forms that had been obtained by Ms. Pometko but not later submitted as to fully completed absentee ballots.

    It is expected that the Republican candidate, David Storobin, will ultimately receive a significant bulk of those votes — perhaps enough to retake the lead from Mr. Fidler, who now leads by 87 votes.

    • Gene B Rocks!!!!!!!! permalink
      May 8, 2012 7:14 pm

      Buckle up quickly, because the NEWS is here to STAY!!!

      The new LAW CHAIRMAN saved the DAY!!!

      He asked all the right QUESTIONS!!!

      He made all the SUGGESTIONS!!!

      He is the KING!!!

      So go kiss his RING!!!



      The BEST LAWYER IN HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Gene B better than Eaton permalink
        May 8, 2012 8:27 pm

        If only Gene B. had his own Gene B. to do all the work, he could be an even better county chairman than Craig Eaton, who’s smartest move of all was to give Gene a chance.

      • Boondoggler Berardelli permalink
        May 9, 2012 9:18 am

        Get a grip….

        Berardelli was “Attorney of Record.” From what others saw and thought and said about all the events in court, he brought very little to the table and made little difference to the outcome….

  217. The Shadow permalink
    May 9, 2012 6:14 am


    The Shadow knows all!

  218. GOP Spokesman 100% Out of Line Spinning Court's Decision in Storobin-Fidler Case permalink
    May 9, 2012 11:14 am

    In response to Judge Martin’s ruling, Republican campaign spokesman David Simpson is reported to have said, “We were right all along. Everything the Storobin campaign did to encourage voter participation in this election, especially our outreach efforts into the Russian community, was done in accordance with the law and 100% above board. … the court affirmed that…”. At best this is spin that contradicts what the court actually wrote in its opinion, at worst it is a lie attempting to whitewash the very questionable absentee ballot effort on behalf of the Republican candidate.

    The court found only that Fidler’s evidence fell short of the “clear and convincing” standard applicable to claims of fraud in election cases, so as to prove that any of Alla Pometko’s actions rose to the level of fraud and to disallow the counting of the 119 disputed absentee ballots.

    At the outset the court noted that part the Storobin absentee ballot effort by Alla Pometko did exhibit “…irregularities relating to the procurement of some of the absentee ballots…” The court made specific mention of the ballots procured by Ms. Pometko at 161 Corbin Place. The court pointed out that all of the witnesses from 181 Corbin Place who had voted there both in person and by absentee ballot also “…testified that they had never made any representation to anyone that they were too sick or otherwise incapable of getting to the polling site on the day of the election.” However, what the court did say was that there was no evidence that Ms. Pometko had “coerced or induced” or “made any false representations or threats” to anyone to obtain an absentee ballot, or “that Ms. Pometko engaged in a fraudulent scheme to induce voters to submit false absentee ballot applications under threat of losing their apartment or public assistance,” or “that Ms. Pometko falsely informed or misled any voters into believing that he/she was eleigible to cast an absentee ballot under the permanently disabled category.” A very telling remark by the court further implied that the Fidler team would not have been able to prove its bigger charge of an overall fraud because they did not produce enough witnesses: “…even if the court were to determine that there were some impropriety regarding what information Pometko conveyed to these five voters [who had appeared and testified at the trial] regarding the absentee ballot application, the court cannot make an inference regarding what information was and was not conveyed to voters that did not testify before the court.”

    Republican spokesman Simpson only wishes that the court had said something good about the GOP candidate’s absentee ballot outreach in the Russian community. In fact, NOTHING in the Justice Martin’s decision said that “Everything”, or even anything, done by or on behalf of the Republican candidate “…was done in accordance with the law and 100% above board…”

  219. Washington Paper asks "...Has evidence been destroyed?” after inquiry about Obama's draft records permalink
    May 9, 2012 3:09 pm

    According to a report in the “Washington Times,” the Selective Service System implemented new privacy rules ( published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, September 20, 2011). The revised rules, which constituted the first update to Selective Service System privacy regulations in eleven years, were published under the title, “Privacy Act of 1974; Publication of Notice of Systems of Records.”

    The publication of those revised rules was four days after the a widely publicized announcement on September 16, 2011 that the Sheriff’s Office of Maricopa County, Arizona had opened an inquiry with full subpoena power into the possible forgery of documents connected to Barack Obama’s draft registration.

    According to the “Washington Times” May 7, 2012 article, “The question of President Obama’s draft card: Has evidence been destroyed?”[…://…] : “Changes in the wording of Selective Service System record-keeping requirements, made days after the opening of an investigation into the alleged forgery of President Barack Obama’s selective service registration form, raise serious questions about U.S. Government intentions. *** The new rules allow existing copies of documents that may be sought by investigators to be destroyed.”
    The published alteration of the Selective Service privacy rules changed the status of the requested draft registration records, from their prior status as “record copies” to their new status as “nonrecord copies.” That renders such “nonrecord copies” subject to agency disposal at will.

    The revised rules also allow the Selective Service to destroy existing microfilm copies of their registration records, which if acted upon by the Selective Service would create new obstacles for various law enforcement agencies that request Selective Service records access for investigative purposes. The change will also hamper media organizations and government watchdog groups from seeking records under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Another specific change to the prior rules was to a section of the rules governing the sharing of information with state and local governments.

    The collective scope of the specific changes to the Selective Service privacy rules immediately following the announcement of the inquiry by the Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio into President Obama’s draft records would apparently indicate that its intent was to block any such inquiry. If that was not the intent, since it certainly will be the effect, and one wonders what other possible justification the Selective Service administrators might have had for the first such rule change in eleven years, which changes were implemented only four days after the announcement of an official inquiry mentioning records specifically covered by the rule changes.

  220. Craig Eaton, the KCRP Chairman, inspired "Anonymous... Captain America" during GOP Exec Committee Meeting permalink
    May 10, 2012 12:49 pm

    It seems that “Anonymous…Captain American” (believed to be somebody called Nick LaMattina), between ducking out for smokes, was at a recent Brooklyn GOP Execcutive Committee meeting. His comment this morning (5/10/12) on the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” contains factual items indicating that he was in fact present at such a meeting.

    Together with prior comments by this person, it appears that he has at various times in the past spoken to Craig Eaton, Gene Berardelli and Russell Gallo; and it seems that he knows them and they know him well.

    • "Twinkle Twinkle Killer Kane [.38?]" or to quote "Anonymous... Captain America" a/k/a "Pow, pow, pow," etc. --- --- permalink
      May 10, 2012 3:53 pm

      “… I just inspired myself to try harder and get more involved, after watching Craig and how he tried to inspire at the monthly board meeting.

      I felt many at that meeting and I knew many were sleeping or did not have a clue what Craig was saying or an interest, it was like Craig was talking to himself. Sad….”
      — “Anon…Capt. Am.” (NL) a/k/a “Nicky,” “Ol’ Nick,” “Pow, pow, pow” (from 5/10/12 comment in “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog”)

  221. Mr. Rogers permalink
    May 11, 2012 7:45 am

    I do understand you.

    If I had hate in my heart, I could storm back at you ranting and raving like you do.

    I won’t for in my heart I do and always will feel, just maybe one day you will understand.

    Understand again, I will never give up with people like you, how can I?

    Would GOD give up on you?

    I know this answer! NO

    As you read this, what are you thinking?

    Only you know the answer to this.

    Listen to the GOD in you, the good GOD and tell the evil to leave.

    Just maybe you will become content and start to like yourself and everyone else.

    No matter what, I do forgive everybody and you should do the same.

    Again no matter what you write, think and feel about everyone that you write negative about, in the end unless you change GOD will look down on you and pay you back, and do you really want to be payed back by GOD in a negative way.

    Think about this in the solitude of your mind, and may your final thought register this I do care you!

    • The Brooklyn GOP "Record Keeper" takes on Craig Eaton’s man and his record permalink
      May 11, 2012 4:51 pm

      NL ( as “Mr. Rogers” and all your other A/K/As ),

      You can try to run away from some of your prior postings ( we probably do not have all of them, but we do have enough), especially those that have appeared on Eaton’s and Berardelli’s “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” and elsewhere. Your prior postings do constitute a “record, ” both as to you and as to your enablers in and among KCRP Chairman Craig Eaton’s Brooklyn GOP establishment. They have continued to republish your material on their site, even though we had repeatedly pointed out its problematic content, especially in your earliest posts in 2011 (eg., your use of the tryptic, ‘Pow, pow, pow” referring to yourself, the assassinations of JFK, MLK and RFK, and with reference to POTUSBHO). We have also repeatedly noted instances of your verbal threats, express and/or implied, as well as your self-described behaviors which bespoke your abilities to carry out your verbal threats.

      Its our view that your recent conciliatory tone is nothing, but a crafty though belated attempt to “cloud the record.” As a practical matter, stop wasting both your and our time.

  222. Mr. Rogers permalink
    May 11, 2012 7:48 am

    Think about this in the solitude of your mind, and may your final thought register this I do care about you!

    • Lloyd Bentsen Redux II permalink
      May 11, 2012 2:39 pm

      “Anonymous…Captain America, a/k/a (this time) Mr. Rogers”, I’ve watched a lot of Mr. Rogers with my children. I know a lot about Mr. Rogers (and King Friday the 13th, etc.). Mr. Rogers was one of our favorites. “Anon…”, you are no Mr. Rogers, nor for that matter are you even Roy or Ginger Rodgers (if anything, you are a lot of what is represented by the symbol of the “Jolly Roger”.

  223. Hurricane Hippo permalink
    May 12, 2012 6:49 am


    Your half right and half wrong. I will let you think about this character,

    A clue for you: look deeper into this character and what it is.

    Have a nice day and try and stay focused and positive.

  224. Is Eaton's man "Anon... Captain America" alone or a legion? permalink
    May 12, 2012 7:48 am

    We view you (as you have occasionally described yourself) as an individual, who has been profoundly damaged and corrupted by forces wildly beyond your understanding or control.

    It is possible that certain scriptural sources give guidance as to who you are and what you might be up to. Here are some parts that might well be on point:

    “…And Jesus asked him, saying, ‘What is your name?’ And the man answered, ‘Legion’: because many devils had entered into him….” (Luke 8:30); “… And when Jesus had come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there He met two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way….” (Matthew 8: 28).

    A third citation, this one from the Gospel of Saint Mark, is particularly enlightening as to why you might keep revisiting us at this site “….And He (Jesus) asked the man, ‘What is your name?’ And the man answered by saying, ‘My name is Legion: for we are many’….” (Mark 5:9). And here is what it has to say about things like your often repeated posts under various A/K/As like “Mr. Roger’s,” above, and now “Hurricane Hippo”, “…And the man besought Jesus much that He would not send them (“Legion”) away out of the country…” ( Mark 5:10). Needless to say, Saint Mark goes on to tell us that the “Legion” of devils were cast out into a heard of swine (variously referred to in the gospels and commentaries as: “Gadarenes”; “Girgesenes,” or “Gerasenes”), which then stampeded into the sea. As you have seen, we have tried to warn Eaton and Berardelli and Gallo about you, if they choose to continue to fool around with you, they run the risk that your “Legion” will become possessed of their entire Brooklyn GOP herd and it will stampede into the sea.

    While you think about all of that…. just what is your real name?

    We do take you seriously, and we do want you gone.

    Btw, “Twinkle, Twinkle Killer Kane” ( mentioned in the caption to one of the comments above was a modernist gothic novel about Viet Nam vets and other military men in intense psychotherapy, its movie version was entitled “The Ninth Configuration”), the novel was written by William Peter Blatty, who also wrote “Legion” and “The Exorcist”.

    • Mary The Bingo Caller permalink
      May 12, 2012 12:34 pm

      Eaton and Berardelli and Gallo why do you keep bring them into this.

      Now you are quoting bible passages, do you even understand anything that is written in the bible?

      What next the Torah, Koran or the Vedic, how about Zen writings?

      I offered you friendship and to talk and to think positive. You insist that what your mind thinks is right and I hate to bust your bubble you are wrong about me, about all the nasty and hateful remarks you write about people especially Craig, Gene and Gallo (, the 38, the pot, Vietnam and what else you think of? Boy whats coming next?

      Again sad how the human brain can be damaged by hate.

      If all of those your brain speaks for the we give their names for you all know who I am.

      I will leave. If they say you, will you leave?.

      Are you up to this or do you see some deep plot, within a plot, within a plot.

      I have talked to your so called we friends. They all tell me the same thing. You need help

      Smart you maybe, but I doubt if you truly have any friends, (we) etc

      Have a nice day and I will repeat over and over till it sinks in. I do care about you and you can talk bad about me all you want if it makes you feel good inside.

      Remember one thing, hate never never beat good.

  225. The GOP needs to go all out to break the public employee unions here in New York permalink
    May 12, 2012 10:01 am

    Whether he wins or loses next month, we need a Scott Walker-type Republican here in New York — the kind of Republican who will directly take on the public employee unions and break them. And down the line GOP candidates need to go after those unions and make them bleed their money in every election in every assembly, state senate and council district in the State of New York

    There should be no union rights or collective bargaining rights for any public employees, especially teachers, cops and firemen. Why should all citizens, the other classes workers in particular, be forced to support a system that almost automatically will results in giving a very small class of citizens, public sector workers better pay and benefits than the rest.

  226. Michael Quill permalink
    May 12, 2012 1:16 pm


    • Lloyd Bentsen Redux III, plus a biographical history lesson permalink
      May 13, 2012 12:04 am

      “Anonymous…Captain America, a/k/a (this time) Michael ‘QUINN’”, My dad watched a lot of Mr. QUINN with me when I was a youngster. I know a lot about Mr. ‘QUINN’ (and the days after New Years 1966 and walking to high school in below zero temperatures during a long TWU strike against the NYCTA). We hated Mr. ‘Quinn’ and his phony brogue. “Anon…”, you are a lot like the man Mayor “Lindsley” called Mr. ‘QUINN’ and who you prefer to call “Mike Quill”.

      Wasn’t Mike Quill a Commie in the 20s and 30s and a Communist Black-lister in the 40s and 50s? Wasn’t Quill a guy who let about 500 of his member motormen and towermen get shafted by the TA because they wanted to be paid a wage equivalent to prevailing railway wages in the late 50s, instead of sharing Quill’s “across the board” nickles, dimes and quarters with porters and change booth guys? Wasn’t Quill a lawless hooligan who died where he belonged — in prison shortly after he told a New York State Supreme Court Justice to “Drop Dead” ?

      Read Larry Littlefield’s Blog on “Room Eight” and see what public employee unions like the TWU, teachers, cops and firemen and other public employees, along with their four-flushing toadies like faux-conservative-faux-Republican State Senators Marty Golden and Dean Skelos are doing to our local and state budgets for the rest of our lives, our children’s lives and likely our grand-children’s, as well.

      You are worse than a moron, you and your ilk of governmental syndicalists are generational thieves, who will directly cause the end of this constitutional republic if you aren’t stopped.

      • Michael Quill permalink
        May 13, 2012 6:04 am

        Lad, you be lost in your madness called hate.

        You bring everybody into your hate thoughts.

        A good lad like me from Kerry I be.

        What would you know of the early days and our struggle, read all before you comment about our struggle here in America.

        You judge by a walk in sub degree weather, but what of my brothers working like slaves in sub-degree weather for years and years in the IRT and BMT?

        Open your eyes lad and do not be blinded by hate, be us in thought and just maybe lad you would have understood the struggle and what it meant to thousands and thousands of my fellow brothers and sisters.

        I quote from a writing that you lad should read: Quill broke sharply with the Communist Party in the late 1940s, drove the most prominent Communist sympathizers from positions in the union, and took the TWU into new fields of organizing. TWU locals were established among railroad and airlines workers, utility workers and taxi drivers, among other ventures. These initiatives were continued under the presidency of Matthew Guinan and his successors in the office, although the decline in railroad employment and economic setbacks in other sectors resulted in some losses of membership. With a strong anti-discrimination tradition, the TWU pioneered in the
        formation of integrated locals in the south, and participated actively in the civil rights movements.

        Do you have a clue about unions?

        What about my brothers in the police and firemen unions?

        Do you understand about the Irish struggle at all?

        Do you understand anything, but just this hate?

        What about all my other brothers and sisters who fled to other countries because of this struggle, are you so blinded.

        Now you lad the hate mogul of all you bring all good people into your hate such as Marty Golden, Dean Skelos, Craig Eaton, Gene Berardelli’s, Russell Gallo, Captain America, Nick LaMattina, Mr. Rogers, etc ”

        The man offered you an olive branch, a talk like a man and the man does care about you.

        Lad I know it is to late for you, for you hate is so strong and anything told you of compassion will never be understood, maybe the rest of your so call we friends will see what is being offered and unite in the struggle.

        All I can say to you lad is like I said to The New York State Supreme Court Justice to “Drop Dead”

        s movement.

  227. JMCPATEL permalink
    May 12, 2012 1:45 pm

    As a vendor in Zuccotti Park in reference to: The GOP needs to go all out to break the public employee unions here in New York.

    As a citizen from a foreign land I like this persons comments.

    I come from Bay Ridge and I know your father put you thru college and you have a degree and don’t know anything and more than likely you do not want to work.

    You want everything for free like I do and you do not like policeman, fireman or any public servant for you feel you deserve more because of your degree, you never look for work.

    I offer you a job on my stand for a 18 hour day at $4.00 an hour tax free that comes to $70.00 a day, minus $2.00 for you peeing all over the place.

    You more than likely smoke pot, I use to, i got nose infection in sinus because a seed was lodged there and the weed was growing all in my sinus and I almost die from this, major operation, so please listen. Do not smoke pot

    I like you and would like to see more of you protesting for when you do protest me and my follow brothers from Bay Ridge make tons of your money I hope you will come to visit me at my stand. I know you are from a strange political party, there are so many idiots like you, understand an idiot in my country is a very high comment,

    My follow brothers all agree, we need more idiots like you idiots and please call Scott Walker I am sure we have a spot on the idiot walk way for him.

    Please this time bring toilet paper. Using leaves to clean is very nasty and you violate the code of the grey furrier creatures that live in park, I don’t know name in English, my brother tells me he thinks they are jackasses.

    Please come back to park and bring a lot of other idiots with you

    • "Anon... Captain America" a/k/a “ The 'Gadarenes'; 'Girgesenes' or 'Gerasenes' Swine" permalink
      May 13, 2012 12:16 am

      This is the senseless raving of a man possessed.

      What next, “Legion,” a stampede into the Narrows?

      • Charlie Chan permalink
        May 13, 2012 6:25 am

        No. 1 son: Please observe. This person and mind are owned by hate, he uses big words to hide what he himself his.

        Note no. 1 son. Uses We A Lot: Thinking the We are with his thoughts.


        Yes no. 1 son:

        How can you help this person and solve this?

        No. 1 son. Like you my son, I try to teach you about love and compassion, you learn I know this. This person is to far gone.

        Needs to be medicated Quickly

        Father, what is the lesson here.

        No. 1 son: The demons are him right now, there is always hope No. 1 son

  228. We should leave permalink
    May 12, 2012 1:50 pm

    Score 1 for we – a/k/a – 0

    • "Anon... Captain America" a/k/a Eaton's, Berardelli's and Gallo's "Honorary Chairman of Way Out There" permalink
      May 13, 2012 12:26 am

      What is this syntax? What is this language? What is this about?

      • Captain America permalink
        May 13, 2012 6:39 am

        What is this syntax? What is this language? What is this about?

        There is no structure!

        There is no language!

        It’s all about Love versus Hate!

      • "Anon...Captain America" a/k/a "Billy Jean Klink" permalink
        May 13, 2012 9:10 am

        Your reference is pied — nothing but a meaningless and partial score, and doesn’t even mean anything in tennis….

  229. Alice Marble 1937 permalink
    May 13, 2012 10:35 am

    My dear give it up the score is 40-Love

    He is giving you love, you are blinded by this thing called Hate

  230. Colonel Klink permalink
    May 13, 2012 10:43 am

    Captain America beat us in World War II

    Give it up.

    He is trying to love you and cares about you.

    You are so blinded just like we and all the Morons since time started and especially my personal Moron Adolf.

    Stop everybody is laughing at you up here.

  231. Chairman Eaton Drones On While His GOP Execs Sleep permalink
    May 14, 2012 11:28 am

    According to what purported to be an up to date report contained in the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” — the recent KCRP Executive Meeting featured Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton speaking to a largely disinterested and in some instances individually snoring bunch of district leaders and other appointed members of Eaton’s Executive Committee. We have had no feedback as to whether this sad state of affairs was the fault of Eaton, the district leaders, Eaton’s appointees or (as we strongly believe) the noxious mix of the three at the time and place of the meeting.

    We have heard Craig Eaton “speak” (his mouth opens and words do come out). His pontifical “style” (no doubt absorbed from his friends with funny clothes and hats) does have a soporific quality; and Eaton’s sonorous alveolar intonations might be too suggestive to any listeners having an inclination to snore to be able to resist in making an audible response (sort of like a pack of walrus on a beach). However, as to Eaton’s fault in all this, we believe it was more likely to have been his message that was to blame for the disinterest and the sleeping among the Brooklyn GOP executives and not Eaton’s obviously imperfect delivery.

    The leaders would clearly not be to blame in any way, since their participation by practice and procedure was and continues to be in all substantial ways passive.

    Executive members like Gene R. Berardelli, Esq. also were not to blame (but only for this) since they clearly were tucked in the wings while the almighty Eaton spoke (“… as visions of sugar plums danced in their heads…”).

    The lesson here for the Brooklyn GOP is simple — What’s needed right now is new leadership and a new message — as we say in Brooklyn “Fuggeddabowddit, dis ain’t woikin’ !!!!!”

  232. Buzz-buzz-buzz.....will Peter Cipriano begin "Regime Change" in 47th AD with a Republican run for the assembly permalink
    May 14, 2012 3:33 pm

    Peter Cipriano is receiving encouragement in some circles not necessarily in the GOP for a race against Bill Colton in the 47th AD. …. Peter’s friends really aren’t Craig Eaton’s friends, so this will have to include running as an independent or insurgent Republican…. and the word is that Peter and Karen think they have something to prove inside the GOP since last year; and they think that the new 47th AD lines are perfect for that.

    …. and the buzz is that Craig Eaton has fewer friends all the time; and they’re getting real tired of a lot of things — especially some of the other Eaton friends.

    ….. Is that the sound of bees — or is it somebody plugged into those closest to the GOP office holders (both from and partially in Brooklyn) who might be looking for somebody suitable to succeed Eaton? Until there is someone, Eaton won’t be pushed — darn.

    • Cipriano's "friends in need"..... permalink
      May 15, 2012 11:45 am

      It took less than 24 hours for us to get feed-back on one of the items above.

      On the Cipriano item: it looks like his friendships are more complicated than he or we thought. Another GOP candidate is also “really good friends” with some of Cipriano’s friends and has expressed his lack of friendship for Cipriano…. uh oh!

      It looks like Peter and Karen need to review their situation in the new 47th AD and think it out again — with or without certain “friends”. Just remember the new 47th AD won’t stay new for long.

      • Rumor Has It permalink
        May 15, 2012 7:20 pm

        Peter and Karen can and should run for District Leader(s) in the 47th AD. Gallo and Carbo’s days are numbered. They have done nothing for the community or for the Party.

        Jerry (Gerald) Kassar and Marty (Martin) Golden fully support Peter and Karen. This was the main reason why they made a deal with Assemblyman Colton to draw Gallo and Carbo out of “their” district.

      • Reply to "Rumor Has It" permalink
        May 15, 2012 10:57 pm

        Check your sources. Marty G and Gerry K certainly won’t support everything that PC and KF might want to do.

      • Bridgeview Bob permalink
        May 16, 2012 1:58 am

        I beg to differ. I heard that the deal was made so that Peter could run and lose to Colton and in return Marty gets another fake challenge that Colton, Abate, and Brook-krasney won’t even endorse.

        At least he will do better than the past few challengers in that district. (both 47th and 22nd)

      • Reply to "Bridgeview Bob" permalink
        May 16, 2012 8:56 am

        There might be somebody who might soon be another GOP state senator from Brooklyn who wants to wants to do something else in the 47th AD and PC and KF aren’t part of the team….

  233. Ron Paul takes a knee, but is not going to throw in the towel permalink
    May 14, 2012 3:58 pm

    Paul wrote an open letter to his supporters that contained the following:

    “Our campaign will continue to work in the state convention process. We will continue to take leadership positions, win delegates, and carry a strong message to the Republican National Convention that Liberty is the way of the future. Moving forward, however, we will no longer spend resources campaigning in primaries in states that have not yet voted. Doing so with any hope of success would take many tens of millions of dollars we simply do not have…. In the coming days, my campaign leadership will lay out to you our delegate strategy and what you can do to help, so please stay tuned…”

    Elsewhere inside the GOP presidential selection process *****
    Both the Republican National Committee and GOP Chairman Reince Priebus have been criticized repeatedly for referring to Mitt Romney as “the Republican nominee” or “the Republican candidate for President” since the GOP nominating process has not yet been completed. Some have even accused Priebus of violating RNC Rule #11 and called for his resignation. Ron Paul’s campaign has reportedly dis-associated itself from such charges and attacks on the GOP National Chairman.

  234. Birthday Greetings! permalink
    May 15, 2012 11:43 am

    Happy Birthday to Jonathan Judge, past President and current Chairman of the ORIGINAL
    Brooklyn Young Republican Club! Still going STRONG!

    • Happy Birthday, Jonathan, From Your Friends in the Brooklyn GOP permalink
      May 15, 2012 11:50 am


      Happy Birthday, lad!

      Please, come back all is forgiven…


  235. Who is Attorney John Wolfe Jr. ? permalink
    May 16, 2012 9:42 pm

    John Wolfe, Jr., is a candidate in the Arkansas Democratic Primary for president to be held on May 22nd. A recent poll indicated that Mr. Wolfe trailed President Obama by the relatively close ratio of 45% to 38%, with 17% registering as “Undecided” voters.

    Wolfe is also on the ballot for the Texas primary to be held on May 29, 2012.

    Pundits are starting to take notice of these races after a convicted felon and penitentiary inmate, Keith Judd, reached the 42% level of the vote in the West Virginia Democratic Primary.

    High opposition votes in primaries against sitting presidents have been an epiphenomenon indicative of a lack of support leading to losses in the following general elections

  236. Craig Eaton, the Brooklyn GOP Chairman, Is Oh So Nicely Called Out by District Leader For “Misleading” the Press About Brooklyn GOP "Endorsement" In 23rd SD permalink
    May 17, 2012 2:09 am

    Lisa Alfano Grey wants to run against State Senator Diane Savino. So far so good, right? Not so good! It seems that she didn’t see to it that things were done right with the “endorsement by the Brooklyn GOP — that’s on her. A little more about that below.

    More important, why did those who were supporting her in Brooklyn allow somebody to humiliate her by misrepresenting the nature of her “endorsement” by members of the Brooklyn GOP Executive Committee in the “Staten Island Advance”?

    It was reported by Ms. Jorgensen in the “Staten Island Advance” and its blog “SI Live” on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, that the “Kings County Republican chairman Craig Eaton announced the unanimous endorsement of Ms. Grey, an Island attorney running for the seat currently held by Sen. Diane Savino, a Democrat.” According to the SI Advance reporter, Craig Eaton had said he was extremely impressed with Ms. Grey’s background and grasp of issues, and “… more than that, the entire committee saw in her a passion and commitment that will make her a formidable candidate for the 23rd District.” That would be truly impressive for Ms. Grey, if it were true; unfortunately, according to 49th AD Republican District Leader Lucretia Regina-Potter, it is not.

    Although Ms. Regina-Potter couched her comments about Mr. Eaton in a corrective letter to the “,,, Advance” with polite gentility as: “inaccurate”; “misleading” or that “[Eaton] forgot to state…” certain key facts; we think the most impressive thing about the report of Eaton’s statement is that it has yet again held Eaton up to the world to seen for what he is — a bald-faced liar motivated by his inflated sense of self. It is for that hubris that Eaton has been caught way off base by one of his arch-antagonists inside the Brooklyn GOP.

    According to Lisa Alfano Grey, “The [committee’s] full support will be critical and I’m gratified that the committee recognized the drive and desire that I intend to bring to this race.” Then she’ll need to explain why she didn’t seek the support of all the relevant leaders of the Brooklyn GOP who have the leadership authority over key portions of the district in which she wishes to run in Brooklyn? If Ms. Grey doesn’t even know the “Who’s Who” of her own party in the 23rd State Senate District, what else doesn’t she know that she’ll need to know to represent the district? Does she have any idea what’s going on in the Brooklyn GOP in southwest Brooklyn. Ms. Alfano Grey needs to do some fence mending fast or ……

  237. Rubio's Eligibility Questioned by Main Critics of Obama's Eligibility permalink
    May 17, 2012 3:58 pm

    According to a widely read conservative publication, “[a]lthough the name of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is mentioned more than any other as a potential GOP vice presidential candidate, a document found in the National Archives raises questions about whether the popular U.S. senator is actually qualified constitutionally to serve as president or vice president.” [……]

    Marco Rubio was about four years old when his parents became U.S. citizens. So why would that matter insofar as the senator’s eligibility to serve as vice president? The problem is whether Rubio would qualify as a “natural born citizen” to succeed to the presidency, if necessary. “Natural born citizen” is a constitutional requirement for all presidents. According to many legal experts, “natural born citizen” is a unique citizenship status defined by the Founding Fathers, as being the offspring of two citizens of the country.

    This is not a ‘mere technicality’ or an overly legalistic interpretation as some might suggest. If we don’t adhere to the Constitution on matters as significant as presidential eligibility, then the Constitution ceases to be a meaningful document for guiding our nation.

    It would be ridiculous for the Republican Party to select a candidate who is ineligible to serve, when a significant portion of Republicans are already outraged that President Obama had been allowed to take his office without having met the requisite qualifications for the office.

  238. Obama's Kenyan Birth pops up in a pre-political 1991 biographical piece permalink
    May 18, 2012 1:02 am

    Yesterday, put out an image of a piece of promotional material that was supposed to generate interest in a up and coming young black attorney of mixed American and African parentage who had been born in Kenya, and raised in Hawaii and Indonesia. That up and coming young black attorney was named Barack Obama.

    The Breitbart report said the 1991 brochure was created by Acton & Dystel, which was promoting Obama as the author of an upcoming book, “Journeys in Black and White.” (that was subsequently not published).

    The biographical portion of the promo stated that:

    “Barack Obama, the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review, was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii. The son of an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister, he attended Columbia University and worked as a financial journalist and editor for Business International Corporation. He served as project coordinator in Harlem for the New York Public Interest Research Group, and was Executive Director of the Developing Communities Project in Chicago’s South Side. His commitment to social and racial issues will be evident in his first book, Journeys in Black and White.”

    • OBAMA FOLLOW-UP: Agent identified and admits "mistake" -- more instances found until 2007 permalink
      May 18, 2012 9:03 am

      Possibly one of the earliest sources of the so-called “birther” issue (that President Obama was born in Kenya) or at least the most recent flare-up of the Kenya birth story has been identified. It was revealed today by Dylan Stableford in “The ABC – OTUS NEWS” that Obama’s former literary agency had misidentified his birthplace as Kenya while trying to promote the not yet politically active Harvard Law grad’s autobiographical work in 1991. A promotional booklet produced by the literary agency of Acton & Dystel, to showcase its roster of writers, described Barack Obama as having been “born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.”

      Miriam Goderich edited the text of the bio for Acton & Dystel and now she is a partner at the Dystel & Goderich agency, which lists Barack Obama as one of its current clients. According to Ms. Goderich, “This was nothing more than a fact checking error by me–an agency assistant at the time,” Goderich specifically stated that. “There was never any information given to us by Obama in any of his correspondence or other communications suggesting in any way that he was born in Kenya and not Hawaii…. this was a simple mistake and nothing more.”

      >>>>>> In a follow-up to its earlier post, noted that Obama had been listed as being born in Kenya on his literary agents Dyster & Goderich’s website until April 2007, just after then-Senator Obama had declared his campaign for the presidency.

      >>>>>> According to, preserved the Dystel website that showed the following biography for Obama as late as April 3, 2007:

      “BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Kenya to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.”

      The same sources indicate that by April 21, 2007, the Dyster & Goderich Obama bio had been changed to state that Obama was born in Hawaii, as follows:

      “BARACK OBAMA is the junior Democratic senator from Illinois and was the dynamic keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He was also the first African-American president of the Harvard Law Review. He was born in Hawaii to an American anthropologist and a Kenyan finance minister and was raised in Indonesia, Hawaii, and Chicago. His first book, DREAMS FROM MY FATHER: A STORY OF RACE AND INHERITANCE, has been a long time New York Times bestseller.”

      • Obama Follow-up II: Report Largely Ignored, BUT THE PLOT THICKENS.... permalink
        May 18, 2012 11:06 pm

        Yesterday [Friday], pointed out that the response of the main stream media to multiple reports about the Obama biographical material posted by Obama’s own literary agents was typical >>>>> IT WAS LARGELY IGNORED >>>>> NOT ONLY WAS IT NOT COMMENTED UPON, IT WAS NOT EVEN REPORTED. [……/Media-Refuses-Coverage-Obama-Kenya-Lit-A…]

        There were two significant exceptions:

        First, reported that
        “Michael Shear, at the New York Times, was in full defense mode:
        ‘Perhaps the darker side of politics is always close to the surface … the conservative Drudge Report Web site published a headline: “BORN IN KENYA,” based on a three-decade-old promotional booklet for a publisher that included an inaccurate biography of Mr. Obama. It stayed on the site for much of the afternoon. The headline linked to a report at Breitbart news, another conservative site, which suggests that the booklet represents a pattern in which Obama — or the people representing and supporting him — manipulate his public persona.’…” then commented about the “Times” thus, “We presented a document. The Times calls that ‘the darker side of politics.’ Absurd. And that was the Times’ only coverage of the story – dismissing Obama’s pattern of biographical manipulation without comment. All the news that’s not fit to print.”

        Second, “SALON” posted a lengthy comment on May 18, 2012 by Alex Pareene headed and sub-headed as follows: “Obama: Born in Kenya? (No) — Updated: Right-wing hacks are again insisting that the president was born overseas, but say they aren’t birthers”

        Pareene was very up front about his slant on all the Brietbart material concerning the literary agent’s Obama biography, including Obama’s Kenyan birth —
        [As corrected by Pareene due to originally mis-identifying the actual reporter at Breitbart] “One of the Breitbart dopes has a SCOOP: Some sort of ancient press release says Barack Obama was born … in Kenya. IMPEACH. Retroactively install John McCain, we have so much Iran bombing to make up for. *** This particular dope — [corrected material deleted] Joel Pollak, some guy — says he is totally not a birther, at all, whatever gave you that idea, but it is very important that this forgotten old publicity pamphlet from a literary agent for a book project that never happened be unearthed and heavily hyped now, because the president was not properly “vetted” in 2008. (The idea that the president is a secret radical whose secret radicalism was not properly explored by the mainstream media is a stupid conspiracy theory that is almost as ridiculous as birtherism, by the way. We have proof that the president is not a secret radical leftist, and it is ‘his entire political career including his first term as president of the United States.’) *** But what does producing this old booklet (that Obama did not write) with a factual error have to do with “vetting,” exactly? Well, Pollak explains that it fits a “pattern in which Obama — or the people representing and supporting him — manipulate his public persona,” by which he means “this is pointless bullshit that we’re publishing to stir up the birthers and look it worked plus we got a big Drudge link.”

        SALON’s Pareene quoted the post, as follows: “Regardless of the reason for Obama’s odd biography, the Acton & Dystel booklet raises new questions as part of ongoing efforts to understand Barack Obama–who, despite four years in office remains a mystery to many Americans, thanks to the mainstream media.” Then Pareene did a lengthy attack on the Breitbart material, as well as an oblique attack on the Arizona Secretary of State Kenneth Bennet for using his official position to go along with an Arizona citizen petition asking for verification from the Obama Campaign of Barack Obama’s eligibility to be put on the Arizona ballot for the Office of President.

        Perhaps the most interesting item published in SALON today concerning this still-developing “SCOOP” by is contained in a comment that points out to SALON, the following:
        “… from today’s _‘A ‘FACT CHECKING ERROR’? DYSTEL & GODERICH ASK WRITERS TO SUBMIT THEIR OWN BIOS’_ *** ‘Submission guidelines at the Dystel & Goderich website (original emphasis): “[Y]ou should describe in two or three sentences—no more—what the book will be about. This is followed by another brief paragraph on why it is being written and then another on why you are qualified to write it….Finally, there should be a more formal narrative Bio of the author.”… ’….”

      • Obama Update III: Lou Dobbs Questions Romney Team and MSM for not going after this Obama-Kenya-Birth Story permalink
        May 21, 2012 12:19 am

        “Media Matters” has again put Lou Dobbs in its cross-hairs; this time for his mention of the story that from 1991-2007 Obama’s own literary agents listed Kenya as being the place of birth of Barack Obama.

        The “Media Matters” post , “Lou Dobbs Is Puzzled By The “Taboo” Among Republicans Against Discussing Breitbart’s Birther Story” contained a clip of Dobbs’ that showed on May 18th, Dobbs confronted a guest on his Fox Business program with a question as to why Romney’s people were disinterested in developing certain issues like Obama’s support for gay marriage and the posting of Obama’s biography from sixteen years saying that he was born in Kenya [……]. The clip also shows Lou Dobbs take a knock at most of the media for putting a wall around the Obama-Kenya-Birth story.

  239. REVEREND JEREMIAH WRIGHT: What’s Up With All Of That ????? permalink
    May 20, 2012 11:08 am

    The end of the past week and into today’s Sunday morning news programs has seen the most recent take on the Jeremiah Wright – Barack Obama story. It’s been one that goes something like this:


    Both the New York Times and the Washington Post put out lead stories that said a super-pac was pushing the pre-2008 narrative of Barack Obama being overwhelmingly influenced by the Black-Liberation Theology preacher Jeremiah Wright. The mainstream media followed that lead and has run with it. So far it’s been to the advantage of the MSM and its ward, President Obama, of being widely accepted as the truth — the reality is that this story line is a largely false picture based upon a very little bit of evidence.

    This is how Washington Post writer Rahiel Tesfamariam characterized what Romney’s supporters were up to:
    “The Jeremiah Wright controversy was about much more than what many believed to be unpatriotic sound bites coming from an Afro-centric sanctuary on the Southside of Chicago; it was also about advertising campaigns and conservative media outlets capitalizing on mainstream America’s discomfort with and lack of knowledge about black identity, culture and spiritual practices. The controversy sought to situate Obama outside of the “normative” American religious narrative by implying that he embraced a radical strand of Christianity, black liberation theology, that was not only subversive – but also hateful.”

    Needless to say, Romney and his supporters have fallen all over themselves trying to distance themselves from the story; and the MSM have again used that to show that Romney and his team are disingenuous and acting quite guilty about all of it.

    When is the Romney Team going to show that it can stand up to the hard pitching of campaigning at the major league level? It’s time to get serious.

    Both Barack and Michelle Obama spent most of their adult lives before the run for the White House being counseled, “educated,” and generally influenced by Jeremiah Wright. The details of what that all might have been at the time that it happened has never really been developed. There are many questions about the President and the First Lady and their personal “… black identity, culture and spiritual practices” (the Washington Post’s descriptions of the lines of inquiry). That’s why a proper pre-2008 vetting of both Barack and Michelle Obama needs to be done — NOW. AND it would best be done as part of a fully responsible adjunct or affiliate of the Romney 2012 campaign.

  240. Cory Booker on "Meet The Press" said that the Obama Team’s Attacks on Bain Capital were “Nauseating” — Immediately Booker was MADE to “Barack-track” his remarks permalink
    May 21, 2012 7:00 pm

    By early evening yesterday, the Obama campaign had put out a small clip of Newark Mayor Cory Booker’s justifying the Obama Campaign’s negative commentary about Mitt Romney and Bain Capital> That was not very long after having told a national audience on “Meet THe Press” that such attacks were “nauseating.”

    On Sunday morning, Mayor Booker appearing on “Meet the Press” had said, “If you look at the totality of Bain Capital’s record, they’ve done a lot to support businesses, to grow businesses,” and he added that ads attacking private equity firms like Bain made him
    “…uncomfortable…”; and then Booker topped it off by saying,
    “…This kind of stuff is nauseating to me on both sides,” “It’s nauseating to the American public. Enough is enough. Stop attacking private equity…”

    On CNN Monday morning David Axelrod as much as admitted that the Obama Campaign strong-armed Booker to revise his earlier remarks. In response to a question as to whether Mayor Booker had been contacted by someone with the Obama campaign or in the White House over his original remarks, Axelrod responded, “…Well, I think he probably heard from a lot of people who feel that it’s a legitimate issue.” Later today, Chris Matthews described the clip of Booker’s amended remarks as looking like a “POW’s statement.”

    Today, the Obama campaign doubled down on the Bain Capital front, and again went on the offensive, releasing a new five-plus minute video, that again had the look and feel of a news documentary. That “ad” showcased the stories of several workers laid off from “Ampad,” a paper products plant that supposedly went bankrupt after being bought out by Bain.

    Team Romney quickly turned around Cory Booker’s original “Meet the Press” remarks and put them out in an ad of their own against Obama’s attacks on free enterprise capital and how it works. However, Romney and his team have not yet taken advantage of the tremendous opportunity to effectively counter-punch on the Ampad front. Since the new Obama “ad” specifically deals with something called the “Ampad bankruptcy,” the Romney side could have shown that the whole thing was brought on largely as the result of a strike against a predecessor bankrupt company named “SCM.” That stirke was by a union, whose president and activists appear in the pro-Obama ad, just as they had appeared many years ago in a similar pro-Ted Kennedy ad (the participants haven’t aged well between the two ads) .

    Btw, the Obama campaign denied that Randy Johnson, identified as “the SCM union leader” and who was the main spokesperson in the ad, is now an “employee” of the Obama Campaign, but they have acknowledged that his expenses for the ad and for his time for personal appearances are being paid for not saying by whom).

  241. CORY BOOKER UPDATE: It’s not “morning in America,” but daylight has broken between Obama and “several” DLC Democrats. permalink
    May 22, 2012 8:33 pm

    Even as Cory Booker continued to “Barack-track” away from his tough talk about the Obama Campaign on Sunday morning, another big Democrat, former DNC Chairman and Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell, has expressed his disappointment at the tone of the President’s re-election campaign and its harshest attacks against Romney, Bain Capital and equity capital investors generally.

    Given the fact that President Obama gave his specific imprimatur to the attacks during a press conference yesterday, Rendell’s modulated critical comments earlier today was his very strong “Sista Souljah Moment” vis a vis Barack Obama. The “Daylight Democrats” now include Rendell, Auto Czar Steven Rattner, Former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr. and Newark Mayor Cory Booker. The questions arise, “Why?” and “Why now?”

    Part of the mystery would be solved by looking into all of their involvement with something called the “Democratic Leadership Council” – each and every one of the group: Booker, Ford, Rattner and Rendell have had their star turn in the DLC. At this juncture one only need look back at DLC guru Al From’s 2008 Op Ed in “Politico” – “Keeping the Promise of Post-Partisansip” to see how far Obama has fallen from his moment in the sun as the DLC ideal. The Obama Campaign’s anti-Romney, anti-Bain, anti-equity capital ads are just the most recent manifestations of that complete failure.

    Some might choose to focus on a more mundane reason for the intramural Democratic Party in-fighting, DLC stalwarts Bill and Hillary Clinton. A couple of weeks ago it was briefly talked-up that Bill Clinton had strenuously counseled his wife, Secretary Of State Hillary Clinton to take on sitting President Barack Obama in the 2012 primary cycle. If nothing else, that leak was a signal of the Clintons’ dissatisfaction with Obama and what he and his team might be planning going forward.

    Maybe to the DLC, Obama is starting to look like a “Democratic wound that needs to be Carterized.”

  242. “The Ed Show”, the clip about the SCM/Mead/Ampad plant in Marion, Indiana; and the TRUTH about Randy Johnson, the man attacking Mitt Romney’s record at Bain along with Ed Schultz permalink
    May 23, 2012 2:24 am

    Randy Johnson appeared on MSNBC’s “The ED Show” Monday night. He regurgitated the same nauseous and obnoxious brew that the Obama campaign and President Obama himself is now peddling 24-7 about Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital. This time Johnson is armed with slick new clip of his very warmed over re-telling of the story of the closing of the Marion, Indiana SCM/Mead/Ampad business paper and hanging folder plant.

    Near the end of the Monday night interview, Schultz prompted Johnson with following “Do you think the Obama Campaign should keep hitting on this story….” Ed Schultz then took a back handed swipe at Cory Booker’s criticism of such attacks. Of course, Randy Johnson said yes because this was a significant part of Romney’s record at Bain. Whereupon Ed Schultz closed the segment with, a paraphrase of President Obama’s remarks earlier on Monday “…[T]hese are not personal attacks [on Mitt Romney], these are the [Romney] record.”

    Except that what Randy Johnson and Ed Schultz said and showed on the Monday “Ed Show” are not the real record of Bain and Ampad in any way that is a fair or complete telling of the story of what happened at the Marion, Indiana SCM/Mead/Ampad paper plant. In fact the Ampad “ad” featuring Randy Johnson and the other so called Ampad employees is fundamentally inaccurate with respect to the timing of events at the Marion Indiana SCM/Mead/Ampad plant, what happened during Bain’s ownership of the plant and Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital. Furthermore, in reality, the clip is a nearly six minute presentation that is in no way either an “ad” or a “documentary.”

    First, completely unmentioned is the fact that the very same Randy Johnson who was the guest on the “Ed Show,” and who is featured in the “ad” is the person singly most responsible for a six-month strike that shut down and ultimately led to the closing of the SCM/Mead/Ampad plant in 1994 and 1995. That was the only contact that Randy Johnson and the others featured in the so-called “Ampad ad” really had with Ampad. There was never any legitimate business contact between Johnson and or the others with either Bain Capital or Mitt Romney.

    Bain Capital acquired Ampad in 1992 and began to grow the company. In 1994 Ampad took over the operation of a commercial paper products plant, formerly owned and operated by SCM’s paper division, in Marion Indiana in July 1994 from the paper and media giant Mead. Ampad made an offer to rehire some of the prior SCM/Mead employees and reopened the plant with the rehirees. Shortly after Ampad had taken over the former SCM/Mead paper plant, the former SCM/Mead union employees called a strike that caused a shut down of operations at the plant. Late in 1994 Ampad informed the strikers that the plant would be permanently closed if picketing didn’t stop and the rehired workers didn’t return to work. After the union workers led by Randy Johnson refused to return to work, Ampad closed the former SCM/Mead plant and completely moved all its operations to another location. During the time of the takeover of the former SCM/Mead paper products plant, the reopening of the Marion Indiana plant under Ampad, the strike led by Randy Johnson’s union and the closure and relocation of Ampad’s Marion plant operations to other Ampad facilities, total employment by Ampad went from about 750 to 850 employees.

    During most of the time involved in all of the industrial strife leading to the closure and relocation of the SCM/Mead/Ampad Marion plant, Mitt Romney was on leave of absence from Bain Capital in order to run in the 1994 election for the US Senate against Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. During all the time of the Marion plant’s operation by Ampad, and the strike and closure of the plant, Ampad was directly managed by an Ampad company team with a Chairman and CEO, and other managers in Texas and not by Bain Capital in Massachusetts.

    After a period of phenomenal growth, Ampad filed for Bankruptcy 2000, long after any of the events involving Randy Johnson and the others appearing in the “Ampad Ad,” and its assets were taken over by another paper company. Ampad iself continues to operate as a company in the paper business.

    When Romney ran for governor in 2002 the Ampad story was again told by Randy Johnson. However, in the retelling of the story in 2002, it became clear that Johnson and the former Chairman and CEO of Ampad, Charles Hansen, were directly responsible for the closing of the Ampad Marion Indiana plant.

    This is the fourth, fifth or sixth time that Randy Johnson has been trotted out for political attacks against Mitt Romney. Along with other Republicans, we hope that Romney and his team are again ready to hit back with a more accurate record of what happened at the Marion paper plant, maybe something like the one we’ve put out above.

  243. On Russell Gallo’s “Memorial Day: Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War” permalink
    May 25, 2012 12:34 pm

    If Russell Gallo had any sense or sensibility, or any grasp of the solemnity of the holiday, his “‘Memorial Day …’ *** … weekend ” posting on the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” — “Memorial Day: Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War” — would have been limited to the single appropriate sentence in it: “This weekend we give thanks to those Americans that have made the ultimate sacrifice so that we may live free.”

    That line, possibly with the accompanying photo, which appeared to include some decorated graves of veterans, would have been acceptable. All the rest…. Well, maybe, more about that sometime soon.

    Memorial Day needs to be preserved as a day of solemn remembrance for all of America’s war dead, as well as all of its veterans who have gone on to join them.

    • THE FIRST BIRTHER!!! Would a 1967 Inquiry about Barack Obama by an INS Officer Count? permalink
      May 25, 2012 1:40 pm

      The comment in the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” that immediately followed Russell Gallo’s “Memorial Day: Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War” was by the ubiquitous “Anonymous…Captain America.” That comment was one of that broken toy’s usual pablum puke paeans to “positive” messaging without any understanding how completely infused with negative energy and downright negativism Gallo’s
      “‘Memorial Day …’ *** … weekend ” post really had been.

      btw, hopefully, this time “A…CA” will follow through on his expressed intent not to write anymore commentary, either here or at the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” (the count on those expressions of intent or “hollow promises” must be somewhere between six and a half dozen by now…).

      • Correction --- permalink
        May 25, 2012 2:00 pm

        Did not intend to reply to that comment….

        Our full actual reply comment to the comment, “On Russell Gallo’s ‘Memorial Day: Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War’,” above, follows below….

    • SOS from "Anonymous... Captain America" about Gallo's post permalink
      May 25, 2012 1:50 pm

      The 5-25-12 comment in the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” that immediately followed Russell Gallo’s post “Memorial Day: Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War” was by the ubiquitous “Anonymous… Captain America.” That comment was one of that broken toy’s usual pablum puke paeans to “positive” messaging without any understanding how completely infused with negative messaging and general negativism Gallo’s “‘Memorial Day …’ *** … weekend ” post really had been.

      btw, hopefully, this time “A…CA” will follow through on his expressed intent not to write anymore commentary, either here or at the “Brooklyn GOP Radio – Official – Show Blog” (the count on those expressions of intent or “hollow promises” must, by now, be somewhere between six and a half dozen…).

      • a nearby friend, 'friend' permalink
        May 26, 2012 9:58 am

        didn’t you notice that all the recent comments posted for the brooklyn gop radio show blog were by ‘anonymous says – captain amerixa’

  244. If Trump and the "birthers" are so bad for Romney, why do they make the Obamacrats so crazy? permalink
    May 27, 2012 4:03 pm

    Just take this as an example:
    “Once again Mitt Romney is failing the moral leadership test,” Democratic National Committee spokeswoman Melanie Roussell said in a statement. “Instead of rejecting Donald Trump’s ‘birther’ conspiracy theories and divisive attacks, he’s endorsing them by campaigning and fundraising with him. Romney has shown time and again that he’s not ready to have his John McCain 2008 type moment by speaking out against these types of attacks against the President. This type of false and extremely divisive rhetoric has no place in the political discourse of our country and Mitt Romney should stand up against it instead of standing with Donald Trump to raise money for his campaign.” …://…

    This kind of advice for Republican Candidate Mitt Romney also regularly come from others in the DNC, the Obama Campaign, liberal newspapers and writers, and all of Obama’s cable news surrogates at MSNBC. Why should any real Republican listen to any of them?

    The last time Trump brought up this issue big time was in April 2011. Obama’s popularity reached an all-time low; and in response, the White House at long last posted something that it said was Obama’s “long form birth certificate.” Several experts working for law enforcement have stated in an official report that what the White House posted electronically was a “probable… forgery.’ The actual source of that “probable…forgery” is still being pursued by lawful investigators with subpoena authority.

    Nobody can predict how all this will shake out. It still may be enough to shake Obama out of the White House.

  245. Obama-Birther Update: New Obama "Defense" --- Even if He Wasn’t Born in the U.S.A. Obama Got Away With It --- Just like other presidents who have gotten away with "treason" permalink
    May 30, 2012 6:56 pm

    — Former New York Democratic Governor says: “Even If Obama Wasn’t Born In US, He ‘Got Away With It’ … ” Then he compared that to other acts of presidential “treason.”

    While interviewing NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd on his WOR radio show yesterday, former New York State Gov. David Paterson criticized GOP Candidate for President Mitt Romney for failing to distance himself from real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump; thus re-igniting Trump’s banner issue as to President Obama’s eligibility, the legitimacy of Obama’s birth certificate.

    However, the former New York State Governor went a bridge too far with his lead in when he said:
    “You know, even if [Obama] wasn’t born in the United States at this point, it’s kind of like he got away with it.” Then Paterson decided to throw around the “T” word, “TREASON”: “A lot of people get away with a lot of things.” Then he a made a comparison with an allegation of an act of “treason” against former Republican President, “You know, we learned later that Nixon spied on Johnson’s Paris peace talks. That was actually an act of…uh…I mean it was against the interests of the United State’s government. You’ve got to say that before you would say it was treason. But it was, but he got away with it. They decided it wasn’t a good thing to bring up at that particular time. Not only did he get away with it, he won the election, so maybe they should have brought it up.”

  246. Obama-Birther Update: Paterson says it's the sensationalist media -- then repeats it all -- and announces a top "birther" on today's show permalink
    May 31, 2012 2:28 pm

    Not satisfied with what he said two days ago, David Paterson doubled down yesterday. He also announced that Dr. Jerome Corsi, author of the best-selling “Where’s the Birth Certificate? The Case That Barack Obama is Not Eligible to be President,” would appear on today’s program, 5-31-2012.

    On the second go round, Paterson, who called the segment “Media 101” said that the whole flap was because “the media sensationalized the whole thing” — starting with the birther outlet, WND (World Net Daily), and picked up by the Daily News Blog, et cetera — all just went with the quote of a few lines that Paterson said in response to a listener.

    Paterson reiterated several times that “…there is nothing that is a misquote…” in any of the reports; however he said his point was clearly made to Chuck Todd who had agreed with him prior to his problematic quotes.

    Then the former governor went at it one more time that: “…the issue [ of Obama’s birth in Hawaii] has been litigated… it’s over… I think he was born in the United States…in Hawaii… that’s been commonly accepted by the American people…” But he then revisited his bridge too far: “Even if [the Birthers are] right, it’s an issue that’s been litigated by the American Public and he [President Obama] won’t be discredited [by that before the election] by the end of this year.

    • Obama-Birther Update: extended Paterson-Corsi give-and-take emerges as excellent critical interview permalink
      May 31, 2012 7:00 pm

      “Lot’s of evidence from all sides…”, but former Democratic Governor, and Obama supporter David Paterson still isn’t buyin’ it from top birther and former Swift-boater, Dr. Jerome Corsi, Ph.D….

      In a very long and lively exchange, where both participants were more like well matched boxers than talk-show host and controversial guest, Corsi made a good presentation on most of the “birther” issues, and David Paterson asked almost all of the right questions or interjected obvious critical remarks to blunt Corsi’s sharpest thrusts.

      In the end, Corsi had the opportunity to raise almost all of the big unanswered questions about Obama’s birth certificate and personal history — and generally, to ask how can we have an elected president whose personal history contains so many gaps and even misstatements of fact with virtually every documentary trail inexplicably cut off.

  247. Obama-Birther Update III: Top Birther Jerome Corsi takes on CNN Report and Reporter permalink
    June 7, 2012 2:11 pm

    Late yesterday on World Net Daily, the top authority on most things “Birther” and NY Times best selling author,Jerome Corsi, specifically charged that CNN’s feature reporter, Gary Tuchman, “perpetrated a fraud,” when he put forward out-of-date quotes and old material as if they were all obtained in response-to and rebuttal-of the current investigation in Hawaii by Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Maricopa County Deputies and Posse of professional investigators. Joe Arpaio, The Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff has said that he will present a full report as to his office’s search in Hawaii for certain documents and witnesses pertaining to President Obama’s eligibility sometime in early-to-mid June.

    The most outrageous item in the Tuchman report was a broadcast photo of what CNN identified as a microfilm copy of Barack Obama’s original birth certificate. Superficial analysis of the blown up video image of the white on black copy of a birth certificate, shows that even the grossest items visible do not comport with what already had been presented as copies of the Obama Birth Certificate. After the CNN microfilm birth certificate had been enlarged, the large printed registration number appears to end with the digits “000”; on the other hand a computer-generated long-form birth certificate posted on the White House website on April 27, 2011 as the Birth Certificate of President Obama, bears the number “10641.”

  248. Obama Exposed as a Long-time Socialist; Proposes SOCIALISM as the Answer for U.S. Economy and Attacks Republicans Who Are Opposing That permalink
    June 8, 2012 12:48 pm

    Yesterday there were multiple reports that Barack Obama made commitments to advance the interests of the socialist “New Party” while running to be an Illinois State Senator. According to Joel B. Pollack at “Breitbart: Big Government” and Stanley Kurtz at “National Review On Line,” in spite of misrepresentations of Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008, and in spite of the efforts of Politico’s Ben Smith to quash the story, Barack Obama was a member of the socialist New Party in the 1990s and sought its endorsement for the Illinois senate [from “Obama’s Third-Party History – New Documents Shed Light on Ties to a Leftist party in the 1990s” by Stanley Kurtz
    //…’s…Kurtz-NRO// ; and “Obama Caught Lying Again: He Was a Member of ‘New Party’…” by Joel B. Pollack, //……//].

    This means that during his life as a public official, Obama has been a long-time advocate of a socialist agenda; and today’s news briefing indicates that President Obama is continuing to pursue that socialist agenda well into his presidency and he actually is seeking re-election based on his pursuit of that agenda.

    In today’s news briefing, President Obama doubled-down on the proposition that SOCIALISM is the answer for America’s current economic problems. In between tipping his hat to HIS own successes with the private sector and “headwinds from the Eurozone,” Obama again touted the need to get the construction sector back to work on
    “infrastructure” projects, and today urged the U.S. Congress to pass a “jobs bill” that largely would go to pay to keep state and local government employees on the job. Obama’s “news briefing” (with only three selected questioners) emphasized that the main economic thrust of Obama’s program was PUBLIC WORKS and PUBLIC JOBS. This was his restatement of a classic and central SOCIALIST tenet – GOVERNMENT MUST BE THE EMPLOYER OF FIRST, LAST AND UNIVERSAL RESORT.

    Obama couldn’t be clearer and he is getting right in our face — Obama is saying that the country needs to get behind his economic plan is to increase Public Works and increase Public Employment — and it’s Republicans in Congress and only Republicans in Congress that are blocking that.

  249. "Treason" --- It's time to start looking into the meaning and use of that word to describe what's going on permalink
    June 15, 2012 3:58 pm

    Obama’s and Napolitano’s and Holder’s “Treason” based on what happened today; and how we should react to it.

    It is never wise to be intemperate in the use of the word that imbodies the very serious charge – TREASON. Nonetheless, there are times when the “T”-word has to be pulled like a sword from its scabbard.

    By the announced “change of rules” in various agencies subject to Homeland Security, President Barack Obama, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder have openly betrayed their joint and collective duties to defend the United States and it’s citizens, for cheap partisan political advantage. The pre-election move, which usurps the constitutional authority of the Congress and begs the passage of a so-called “Dream Act,” claims not to grant any amnesty nor change of immigration status, but does provide for a method that legalizes the presences of well over one million (1,000,000) young people, who are present in the United States illegally. It is a further inducements for adults to cross into the United States with their children.

    The United States has been subject to an almost generation-long invasion by illegals of all sorts and descriptions, from helpless infants to hardened criminals and murderous sociopaths. The collective inundation by these illegals has been recognized as a major national security threat, a drain on the resources and the meager prosperity of citizens and other lawful residents and destructive of any common culture that we might have. Over the years, specific measures had been enacted into law to stem the flow of illegals and/or give federal and state authorities tools to do so.

    Obama, Napolitano and Holder are mandated by their offices to enforce the policies of the United States, as pronounced in its laws. The Obama administration has intentionally fallen down in its efforts to enforce either the spirit of the letter of these laws — instead, today by fiat they have promulgated a very significant de facto “AMNESTY,” which in itself will effectively circumvent ALL of the existing laws and policies relating to illegals.

    This act by the president and his lietenants has immediately been recognized as a pre-emptive political move by the Obama election team to lock up the Latino vote.

    Given the immediate negative national security implications this malicious and treacherous act definitely approaches the threshold of the meaning of “treason.” To rhetorically treat the actions of the President, the Homeland Security head and Attorney General as “TREASON” is now necessary so that those actions are not be allowed to prosper or give prosperity to its traitorous perpetrators.

    • "Treason" --- punchline --- wait for it.... permalink
      June 15, 2012 11:12 pm

      …for if treason prospers, none dare call it treason…

  250. Romney Team Launches "Occupy the Rose Garden" Demonstration During Obama Statement permalink
    June 16, 2012 2:51 pm

    …Just kidding! But since yesterday’s question by Neil Munro upstaged and disrupted, ever so slightly, Barack Hussein Obama in his open and notorious non-feasance/mal-feasance media event, it’s a tactic that might be revisted when it is again appropriate.

    Niel Munro from the Daily Caller caused an unusual disruption at the White House on Friday when he interrupted President Barack Obama mid-sentence while Obam was making a lenghty statement to a crowd mostly made up of his stooges in the media. Munro’s shouted question was an apparent direct challenge to the president to defend an economic aspect of his decision to give young illegal immigrants a chance to stay in the United States and be given work permits.

    Even though members of the White House press corps frequently shout questions to the president after he reads from prepared statements, but it is very rare for a journalist to interrupt him, particularly in formal settings such as the Rose Garden or the Oval Office.

    Televised live along with the speechifying Obama, Neil Munro yelled out from among the other more static reporters listening obediently to Obama’s remarks in the White House Rose Garden, “Why do you favor foreigners over American workers?” In response and clearly irritated by the disruption, Obama stopped reading from his statement and said, “It’s not time for questions, sir.” Later on when Munro interrupted him again, Obama said: “I didn’t ask for an argument. I’m answering your question.”

    A statement on the Daily Caller site by Editor-In-Chief Tucker Carlson defended Munro and his timely interruption, saying, “A reporter’s job is to ask questions and get answers…. Our job is to find out what the federal government is up to. Politicians often don’t want to tell us. A good reporter gets the story. We’re proud of Neil Munro.”

    This take on yesterday’s events in the Rose Garden is as reported in “Reporter Heckles Obama in Rare Rose Garden Disruption” 6/15/12

    • ROSE GARDEN UPDATE: Lou Dobbs defends Munro permalink
      June 17, 2012 11:55 pm

      Ignore all the tut-tutting and hand ringing by Obama’s MSM stooges and the left-wing blogging commentariet, about the lack of decorum and etiquette shown by the Daily Caller’s correspondent, Neil Munro, who threw a few very apt questions at the president, which he was very unhappy at having to answer during his speech in the Rose Garden at the White House announcing the non-enforcement of the immigration laws for up to 1.2 million illegals.

      On Friday night Fox Business News host Lou Dobbs in a preview segment for his own show, seen during “The Willis Report” on the Fox Business Network turned the tables on the critics of The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro for Munro’s having interrupted President Barack Obama’s speech.

      According to Dobbs, Munro (himself an immigrant) did the right thing because the president ultimately took no questions following his statement announcing his new immigration policy.
      “Well I think it’s as funny as can be for this reason — Neil Munro of The Daily Caller, the gentleman asking the question, the White House would argue he was not being a gentleman, the president responding it’s not time for questions,” Dobbs said. “Well, the fact is after he made his statement, the president took no questions.”

      Dobbs went even further saying that President Barack Obama had been the rude one.

      According to Dobbs, “…Neil Munro had the thing pretty well figured out.” Dobbs further explained that “It was going to be his [Munro’s] only opportunity. He took the opportunity and you should have — I don’t know if you had the opportunity to go on Twitter and listen to the clucking of all of the people going, ‘It’s against the decorum of the White House and it’s rude to the president.’ What’s rude is the president not speaking to the American people and taking the questions of the White House press.”

      Way to go, Dobbsy!!!!! Stand up for the right, when it is right.

  251. OBAMA BIRTHER UPDATE: Team Obama says Obama is NOT YET the Democratic Candidate for President permalink
    June 18, 2012 11:23 pm

    There are two items of interest on the Obama “Birther” front:

    First, the Obama team defending in an eligibility case in the Florida Courts told that court that President Barack Obama is NOT YET the presidential candidate of the Democratic Party and the court should not reach the question of Brack Obama’s eligibility to be president of the United States.

    The Court seemed to reject the point when it asked the Obama attorney if it wasn’t a fact that the Florida Democratic Party had sent a letter to the Florida Attorney General that Obama was the only candidate in the Democratic Party running for president in 2012.

    The second item was from Dr. Jerome Corsi, who’s research uncovered an article from a 1990 edition of “Vanity Fair” magazine that indicated that the new president of the Harvard Law Review, Barack Obama, was raised in Singapore and had half brothers and sisters in Kenya. In 2006 when Obama had been elected to the US Senate from Illinois, “Vanity Fair” republished the 1990 article with an editors note that simply stated that Obama had been raised in Indonesia and not in Singapore, without any further explanation as to the source of the initial information or the reason for the change of its biographical information about then-Senator Obama.

  252. ROSE GARDEN UPDATE II: Hannity Showcases Neil Munro and Munro's boss, Tucker Carlson permalink
    June 19, 2012 1:53 am

    The June 18, 2012 Sean Hannity program had Neil Munro on as a guest interviewee and followed-up with Munro’s boss, Tucker Carlson as a panelist later-on during in the show.

    Although there were slight criticisms and tepid mea culpas for the interrupting the President’s remarks part, everybody except Beckel agreed that the President must stand and be ready for questioning at events like Friday’s Rose Garden immigration non-enforcement announcement. It was also clear that there was nothing negative about Hannity’s having Neil Munro on as a guest; and as a panelist, Carlson reiterated that his reporter at the White House, Neil Munro, was the only member of the press even trying to do his job.

    It was also reported that the press routinely interrupted Ronald Reagan’s remarks while he was president.

  253. Obama Trojan Horseman: The President and his cohorts are like the invaders of Troy that were hidden in the infamous Gift Horse. permalink
    June 20, 2012 3:26 pm

    This last week has shown that President Obama, his administration at various levels and his Attorney General, Eric Holder, are working together like the soldiers that were hidden in the Trojan Horse to throw open the gates of Troy and to hold the defenders of Troy at bay until the rest of the foreign armies could complete their invasion.

  254. Arizona's Law and Obama's post-decision response opens US border in Arizona permalink
    June 26, 2012 12:23 am

    In response that portion of the Monday Supreme Court ruling that unanimously upheld a section of the Arizona Immigration enforcement law that called for immigration checks after lawful stops for other reasons, Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security Napolitano issued another one of her orders to stop law enforcement operations in immigration related cases. This time the Obama administration ordered federal authorities not to cooperate with Arizona law enforcement officials in immigration related cases. Until that order, there had been cooperation between Arizona state law enforcement agencies and federal immigration agents on things like immigration checks following arrests on other charges. Instead, the Department of Justice set up a new hotline for Civil Rights complaints related to attempts to enforce and/or implement the portion of the Arizona law upheld by the Supreme Court.

    This new order by Secretary Napolitano creates a gaping hole along the Arizona border where state and federal cooperation is essential.

    Yet again, by an announced “change of rules” the Secretary of Homeland Security, and President Barack Obama have openly betrayed their joint and collective duties to defend the borders of the United States and it’s all of its citizens, for cheap partisan political advantage. The contemporaneous announcement of a new special DOJ hotline for abuses of the Arizona law, demonstrates AG Holder’s complicity in the whole thing

  255. Fast and Furious --- the Fortune Article shows that it's all a very big deal indeed permalink
    June 29, 2012 1:02 am

    The Fortune Features June 27, 2012 article, “The Truth About the Fast and Furious Scandal” by Katherine Eban is a very interesting and insightful approach to the “…Fast and Furious Scandal” told largely from the point of view of David Voth, the Supervisory ATF Agent in charge of Phoenix Group VII, a key unit in the middle of the Justice Department’s and ATF’s Operation Fast and Furious fiasco.

    On Wednesday and Thursday, various Democratic Congressmen and other Democrat/Obama flacks appearing continually on MSNBC and other outlets tried to quote from or otherwise use Ms. Eban’s lenghty article to prove, or at least to show somehow, that Darrell Issa’s Committee vote and the then-upcoming Congressional vote to cite AG Eric Holder for Contempt of Congress was based upon a specious, and even mendacious, view of what the problems with the ATF supervised “gun walking” in “Operation Fast and Furious” really were, and who was really responsible for its colossal failure.

    Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the Fortune-Eban article also suggests that significant blame for the failure falls on US Attorneys directly under AG Holder, possibly even directly supervised by someone in Washington. Although, the author of the Fortune article does state in conclusory fashion that the public case so far about “walking guns” is replete with distortions, errors, partial truths and even outright lies, nothing in it suggests that AG Holder has been cooperative or that he is not involved in a coverup of something.

    What Ms. Eban’s lengthy investigative piece does show is that Operation Fast and Furious was an absolute fiasco clearly involving at least two agencies run by AG Holder, the ATF and the US Attroney’s Office in/for Arizona, and possibly a third, the FBI (who unknown to the ATF had several paid informants involved in the receiving and transfer of many of the “Fast and Furious” guns). There have been resignations of two top local ATF Ofiicers in Charge of Fast and Furious, as well as the Obama-appointed US Attorney for Arizona. As far as ATF Phoenix Group VII, ATF Agent Voth and his team have been broken up and reassigned to other duties spread around the country. The Eban article states that it conducted a six months long investigation, questioned 39 individuals, including “seven law enforcement agents,” and reviewed over 2000 pages of ATF documents. She also says that current Justice Department investigations are certain to uncover more details of the botched operation.

    Thus, the Eban-Fortune article really shows that what’s been uncovered so far in “…the Fast and Furious scandal…” is just the tip of an iceberg that possibly will sink AG Holder and certainly do his boss no good either. In the end, it will wind up as a small piece in the puzzle assembled by Issa’s Oversight Committee.

    btw, in her penultimate paragraph Ms. Eban felt it necessary to point out that in 1972, when Darrell Issa was nineteen, he was arrested for illegal gun possession and pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm.

    • Katherine Eban's Fortune article shows, yet again, that "Trojan Horse" Obama has declared the Arizona border "Open" permalink
      June 29, 2012 9:30 am

      More important than than the snarky bit about Congressman Issa’s youthful transgression involving a .25 caliber pistol, which nobody is suggesting “walked” into the hands of any Mexican drug guys, Katherine Eban’s research suggests that “walking…” firearms interdictions were grinding to a halt in Arizona during the period Operation Fast and Furious was active; and that since F&F was shut down, “walking gun” interdictions are down 80-90% in Arizona from what they had been before.

      This is further proof that under the Obama Administration the Arizona border has been made into the most open of America’s “Gates of Troy”. The apparent ATF- US Attorney’s Office breakdown in “Fast and Furious” highlights the Obama Administration’s policy not to defend against the full scale passage back and forth of illegal persons and contraband, and other illegal activities across the Arizona – Mexico border. Obama, Napolitano and Holder are now actively aiding and abetting all of that with their more recent non-enforcement orders and other unannounced policy changes since the shutdown of F& F.

  256. Holder's top assistant at DOJ approved several Fast and Furious wiretaps based on proof of "Gun Walking" permalink
    June 30, 2012 12:39 am

    Department of Justice approvals of wiretap applications in connection with Operation Fast and Furious together with cover memos from Assistant AG Lanny Breuer to a US Attorney directly in charge of Operation Fast and Furious in March, April, May, June and July 2010 indicate high level knowledge of the details of Fast and Furious right up to Holder’s doorstep at the DOJ. The “sealed” contents of at least one such wiretap application (for March 15, 2010) was read into the Congressional Record at the direction of the Chairman of Congressional Oversight Committee.

    The former head of the ATF at the time of Fast and Furious also testified that high officials had to know about the “gun walking” aspects of Operation Fast and Furious based upon the detailed information contained in the multiple wiretap applications that were approved on behalf of AG Holder by his top assistant.

    • Fast and Furious Update: Issa and Grassley send letter to Department of Justice Inspector General with coverup material and questions about it permalink
      July 1, 2012 1:46 am

      The Department of Justice, White House spokesmen and a variety of mainstream media types have been spinning very hard that nothing much will be happening to the Contempt of Congress citation voted against AG Eric Holder on Thursday or with the Issa Committee’s investigation of Operation Fast and Furious. This leaves the left wing singing a discordant tune that goes like this — The Holder contempt vote was one of the worst things ever done by the US Congress, but it really doesn’t mean very much and won’t go anywhere….?????

      However, according to a report in the 6/29/12 “Daily Caller” by Matthew Boyle, some interesting things are going on. Senator Chuck Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa jointly have sent a letter to the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, the DOJ official overseeing the DOJ’s internal investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, warning about retribution against the ATF whistleblowers who brought on the initial congressional scrutiny of the disasterous Operation Fast and Furious. The letter was sent together with backup material concerning the initial ATF coverup, which actually began before any congressional investigation had been started. Issa and Grassley also had specific questions for the DOJ IG concerning Scot Thomasson, the former chief of the ATF Public Affairs Division, who had personally recommended negative consequences for any ATF Fast and Furious whistleblowers.

      The most telling information communicated to IG Horowitz involves Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich (who is leaving the DOJ to become Dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law). Weich is the author of the now-infamous February 4, 2011 letter sent to Senator Grassley on behalf of Attorny General Holder, which falsely claimed that there had been no gunwalking operation (after nine months that letter was officially rescinded by the DOJ). It now turns out that prior to writing the letter with the false information in it to Senator Grassley, Assistant AG Weich had consulted with ATF head Kenneth Melson concerning how the DOJ and ATF would be responding to Grassley’s questions and information requests about Fast and Furious. Included with the Grassley-Issa letter to IG Horowitz, there are also copies of several internal emails concerning Senator Grassley’s early inquiries that cc’d both Weich and Melson.

  257. Update: Wiretap letter put in record named Deputy/Assisant AGs and much detail of Operation F&F permalink
    June 30, 2012 1:44 am

    Several posts have given significanly more detail about the contents of some of these wiretap applications than what we’ve mentioned above — most of the credit for that should go to Jonathan Strong of Roll Call, whose 6-29-12 post, “Darrell Issa Puts Details of Secret Wiretap Applications in Congressional Record…”

    According to the Roll Call piece, the wire tap applications were signed by senior Justice Department officials including Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jason Weinstein and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Blanco and another deceased official.

    • Fast and Furious Update: Whitehouse pressured CBS to Spike Attkisson's Reports permalink
      July 2, 2012 11:14 pm

      One mainstream media outlet seemed up to speed on several of the details of the “‘Operation Fast and Furious” Scandal” — CBS News and its reporter Sharyl Attkisson were among the first to report on several of the items commented upon above on this blog. CBS even made a claim that they broke the story and stayed on top of it. That isn’t completely true.

      There is a reason for that. Sharyl Attkisson had done one of the earliest MSM reports on Fast and Furious after word had come out that the death of US Border Agent Brian Terry was connected to the botched Operaation fast and Furious. One has to assume that a lot of her work never saw the light of day before this week because of White House interference with Attkisson and CBS News.

      That aspect of the Fast and Furious coverup was reported as early as 2010 by Laura Ingraham on her show, and in the “Washington Times” by Peter Bella in his October 5, 2010 article, “Fast and Furious: CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson Fights Coverup That Killed Brian Terry”, and in the “Weekly Standard” in an article by Mark Hemingway, “Is CBS News Silencing Fast and Furious Reporter?” According to those early reports and more recent ones like one June 12, 2012 at “Newsbuster” by PJ Gladnick, ” Many of the Obama flacks kept honking on Attkisson and CBS that they were not being fair to the Obama Administration in the CBS/Attkisson reporting of something that was really a non-story. They also attacked CBS for tolerating irresponsible journalism.

  258. Obama Birther Update: Sheriff Arpaio sets July 17, 2012 to release "Birther" information gathered in Hawaii permalink
    July 1, 2012 11:09 pm

    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced that he will hold a press conference on July 17th at 2;30PM, at which time he will issue his report on the results of his “Cold Case Posse” and deputy’s investigation in Hawaii as well as deliver an update on his office’s overall investigation of Barack Obama’s eligibilty to be the President of the United States.

    It has been reported that Sheriff Arpaio’s lead investigator Mike Zullo has said that the press conference will disclose a “shocking revelation” and that “…the information …will be breathtaking when it’s released.”

  259. Obama Birther Update: Since 1986 " 'Hawaiian' Barack O" had Connecticut SS# that had been issued to someone else in 1977 ! permalink
    July 4, 2012 11:06 pm

    An Ohio private investigator, Susan Daniels, has filed suit in Ohio to have the name of Barack Obama removed from the Ohio ballot as candidate because his identity and other pertinent identifying information cannot be verified based upon his current Social Security Number, which the complaint specifically alleges is a fraudulently obtained number.

    According to her complaint filed in the Ohio Court of Common Pleas against the Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, President Barack Obama has been using a Social Security Number with the prefix number “042-” since 1986, when Brack Obama was about twenty-five (25) years of age. According to Ms. Daniels, a licensed private detective, Social Security Numbers with the prefix digits “042-” are exclusively issued to Connecticut applicants; and the cluster of numbers between those ten (10) ahead and ten (10) behind the number used by President Obama were all issued between 1977 and 1979.
    The particular number used for over twenty-five (25) years by the President was apprently issued in March 1977. Based on widely accepted documentation, in March 1977 Barack Obama was fifteen (15) years of age, living in Hawaii and had no connection to Connecticut in or near that time frame. Various data base searches indicate that President Obama had used the “042-” Social Security Number as far back as his days in Harvard Law School to obtain a Massachusetts drivers license, and as recently as his filing of his 2009 Federal Income Tax return.

    Oddly, three dates of birth (DOB) came up on the various data base searches of Obama’s “042-” Social Security Number. Two made sense for the President’s “DOB”: 08/04/61 (Barack Obama’s widely accepted “DOB”); and 04/08/61 (understood as a routinely made made mistake of the “08/04/61” date). The third is quite problematic, it was issued to a person who lived in Connecticut during the period 1977-1979 and whose DOB was in 1890 (making them 87 y/o/a when they obtained the SS# in March 1977 and 96 y/o/a [if that person were still alive] when the records indicate Barack Obama started using the previously issued “042-” number).

  260. Obama Campaign Update: Barack Hussein Obama kicks off his "Gambling with America and its future"campaign permalink
    July 5, 2012 12:15 pm

    Today, the President kicked off his bus tour through three rust belt battleground states. The Obama campaign calls it the “Betting on America” tour, hoping that the locals and the rest of the country don’t notice how big a gamble they will be making on the future of the United States and the American way of life by “investing” another four years of a Barack Hussein Obama presidency.

    In his speech at Mauwmee, Ohio, the President benignly described all that he has done in his first four years as president with bailouts, and rules and regulations aimed at saving American jobs. He then urged the American people, like those in Mauwmee, not to allow it all to be undone by his opponent for the presidency and the obstructionist Republicans in congress. Furthermore, he said that any and all of the shortcomings of the current economic recovery are directly the fault of the obstructionist Republicans not implementing the rest of Obama’s program.

    In his Mauwmee speech, President Obama particularly compared his approach to saving the US auto industry, which he claimed saved over a million American jobs, with Mitt Romney’s call for bankruptcy of the US auto makers. He then went on to say that Romney’s only experience for becoming president was as an outsourcer of American jobs, like auto jobs. He then told about his current efforts to save US auto jobs by forcing China to abide by world trade rules.

    To the chants of “Four more years…. Four more years…. “, neither Obama nor anybody there seemed to acknowledge that Obama’s program with the promise of more regulations and controls (which Obama described as defending our jobs and our economy) is clearly moving the USA further in the direction of a Soviet-style COMMAND economy than anything any other president has ever attempted to date.

    That’s why Obama’s “Betting on America Tour” is really one pushing a “Gambling with America’s Future” program.

    • Obama Campaign Update: Gambling With America Tour grinds to a halt at Steel Town university permalink
      July 6, 2012 2:01 pm

      Obama’s so-called “Betting on America” Tour ended up a Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg, PA. with the newest jobs numbers showing the slowest quarterly growth in jobs in over two years. The President appeared on the lawn in front of CMU’s College of FIne Arts, where almost two dozen participants were felled by the stifling heat and needed ambulance evacuation. Obama and his team only wish the relief from today’s economic numbers was as easily accomplished as the medivac from CMU. Earlier in the day, the President tried to spin this as a “success… but not good enough…” Good luck with that, Mr. President ! These are pathetic numbers; and they show a weakening not strengthening economy.

      At an earlier stop at a Howard Johnson’s, President Obama tried making the populist pitch to distinguish himself from Mitt Romney and the Romneys’ upscale New England vacation. Obama did this by telling a story about how he and his mother, grandmother and sister used to take vacation trips on Greyhound buses and stayed at Howard Johnson’s motels. Well, maybe he did and then again, maybe he didn’t — David Maraniss’ recent book about the President has shown that his biographical details very often are not accurate — they are just used conveniently to fill out whatever personal narrative the President is spinning at the moment. Let’s see if anybody in the MSM fact checks this little vignette about trips on Greyhound buses and HoJos.

  261. Romney Campaign Update: The glass is filled to half empty or is that half vast.... permalink
    July 8, 2012 12:29 am

    House Speaker John Boehner says 95% of Republican voters in November 2012 will not be voting for Mitt Romney but against President Barack Obama. Other Republican voices are saying that the Romney Campaign needs to “Etch-a Sketch” a new campaign staff right now. With four months left until the election, the polls tell us that Obama and Romney are locked in a very tight contest; and Romney raised 100 million dollars ($100,000,000) in June.

    • William Kristol sees bad news and bad things behind the recent Romney-Obama polls permalink
      July 9, 2012 4:50 am

      A telling article by William Kristol appeared on the blog for the “Weekly Standard” on July 8, 2012 — “What the Fox Poll Shows” — it was short, but it wasn’t fun and it wasn’t pretty. He made a similar pitch on the Fox News Sunday Program of the same date..

      Let’s start with what Kristol called the “good news” — “…it shouldn’t be that hard a problem to fix.” The problem with his “good news” is this: until things start to change with the Romney Campaign and with Mitt Romney himself, how can Mr. Kristol be so optimistic?

      What William Kristol says about the most recent Fox Polling is that, after Barack Obama had a terrible two months in the news with the economy and and other issues like immigration and Obamacare (being upheld only as an item of taxation), Obama edged ahead of Mitt Romney in the national polling and reversed his slide in several key swing states. These trends were largely reflected in most other polls as well.

      On the key issue of who is better able to lead on the economy — Obama has moved from being behind Romney to being slightly ahead. 55% of Americans and similar numbers in certain swing states do not believe that Romney has a good plan to improve the economy.
      In other words, even with Obama getting low ratings for his handling of the economy, right now most people don’t believe Romney would be an improvement. With no traction on the economy, is there anybody who thinks that Mitt Romney stands a chance?

      Most Republicans hope that changes in the Romney Campaign will alter the current trajectory of the polls. Some others are saying that it’s Romney himself that needs to change. If it’s either or both of those, who really would agree that such fixes are easy?

      As far as GOP candidates and campaigns, it’s starting to look and feel a lot like “McCain 2008”, but that’s our view not Kristol’s.

  262. Obama Birther Update: The Columbia Years -- no explanation as to why there are two separate data entries? permalink
    July 9, 2012 12:19 am

    With President Obama why is its that so many items of his personal history don’t add up or prove out. Here’s another example uncovered by Dr. Jerome Corsi.

    An authoritative national school records data base indicates that President Obama spent either or both one (1) and/or two (2) years at Columbia University from 1982-1983 and/or from 1981-1983. According to Degree Verify Certificates fo Herndon Va., it depends on the way Barack Obama’s name is put into the system. When asked why the system would very two different time periods for the same person, the operator of the data clearinghouse stated that both sets of information had to come directly from Columbia University. A spokesperson for Columbia stated only that “official information” indicates that Obama had been enrolled there from 1981 throgh 1983; and that any other detailed information had to come from Prresident Obama or an authorized representative

    Obama has never authorized the disclosure of any of his college or law school records, even to his biographers. Biographers or feature writers, who have quoted Obama as to certain facts of his attendance at Columbia, cite no documentary sources or any other authoritative secondary sources. Oddly, very few people from Columbia U seem to remember the future president, and the president can name no fellow students from that time period. According to Obama’s present campaign spokesman, Ben LeBolt ” He (Obama) doesn’t remember the names of a lot of people in his life.”

    • Obama says that those running for president must be " open book" permalink
      July 10, 2012 7:13 pm

      Yesterday President Barack Obama said this, “What’s important if you’re running for president, is that the American people know who you are what you’ve done and that you’re an open book…”

      This man, Barack Hussein Obama, has no shame. He has spent millions of dollars maintaining a lockdown on vertually every documentary detail of his personal history. Then he has the gall to demand that Romeny be more forthcoming about his personal records.

      btw, Biden was on a similar message.

  263. Romney Campaign Update: Big guns rolled out in July --- Tweaked Romney-Hillary ad rolls out new theme: "It's the dishonesty, stupid!" permalink
    July 12, 2012 7:36 am

    In response to the Obama campaign “outsourcing” ads, the Romney campaign has tweaked its own “Hillary Clinton: ‘…Shame on you, Barack Obama…’ ” ads to specifically claim that Obama’s outsourcing charges are false. More important, the ad pivots and refocuses the argument so as to raise something that may become one of Romney’s biggest lines of attack going forward — a direct and personal attack on the President which unequivocally states that Barack Obama is UNFIT to be president because he is DISHONEST.

    • Romney Campaign Update: Addendum -- full Romney Campaign ad (entitled "No evidence") is available on "The Weekly Standard" blog permalink
      July 12, 2012 7:55 am

      The above information was from a “[ ] Weekly Standard” post earlier this morning by Daniel Halper entitled, “New Romney Ad Calls Obama Liar, Dishonest”.

      According to the report in “The Weekly Standard”, the ad will begin running in Ohio and Virginia.

  264. OBAMA BOMB: Team Obama says that wrt Bain Capital Romney is either now lying to the American people or he committed SEC felonies in 1999-2002 permalink
    July 13, 2012 9:20 am

    Top officials in the Obama campaign wasted no time to up the ante in the honesty-dishonesty, claim-denial game of liar’s-bigger liar’s poker that has shaped-up over Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital.

    Yesterday, the Romney camp put out its stinging “No Evidence — Shame on You Barack Obama ad” (mentioned above) and the top Obama guys whip-sawed the whole thing by strongly suggesting that Mitt Romney be investigated for felony SEC violations, based on reports that appeared in yesterday’s Boston Globe and earlier in Mother Jones. Romney’s top guys countered that the Boston Globe story was substantially inaccurate and the Obama Campaign’s repetition of such charges were a new low, even for team Obama. Romney’s folks then said that by making such irresponsible inferences without any substantiation of the underlying story Obama’s top agents were demeaning the institution of the presidency.

    Obama’s Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter made the first linkage of Romney to a possible SEC felony by saying that Romney is either lying to the American people now, or he lied on his 1999-2002 SEC filings about his participation at Bain Capital from that time — which would have been felonies. Those charges were amplified by the Obama Campaign’s Chief Counsel Bob Bauer, who made sinister sounding statements about investigations with serious consequences. Last night on “The Ed Show,” Obama Campaign spokesman Ben Lebolt said that Mitt Romney had previously “testified” that he had regularly travelled to Massachusetts in 2002 on business trips and for Board Meetings.

    Bain Capital issued a statement that Romney was not active in the management of Bain Capital during the period in question 1999-2002.

  265. OBAMA CAMPAIGN UPDATE: President acknowledges that those who don't get health insurance will "...get hit by a tax." permalink
    July 14, 2012 12:36 am

    Oops! There it is.

    In a speech delivered yesterday in Roanoke, Virginia, President Obama finally acknowledged that the “individual mandate” involves the imposition of a tax if you don’t obtain or maintain medical insurance coverage. After spelling out several of the benefits now available under Obamacare, President Barack Obama said, ” …by the way, if you have health insurance, you are not getting hit by a tax.”

  266. Obama Campaign Update: President and his whole crew go peddle to the metal on Bain Capital permalink
    July 15, 2012 12:31 am

    President Obama and his top campaign team must really like their Bain Capital line of attack; from the president on down, they’re all doing it as their only thing. Even his second and third level operatives and surrogates are on message, while newer and newer Bain attack ads are poured out by the Obama Campaign (no indication if they are all being aired) for the MSM to use as they will over the weekend.

    Meanwhile the Romney Team seems content with the Romney interviews of Friday as their response. Romney’s personal denials and call for an apology obviously went nowhere, so what was the point — make Romney look mildly annoyed by all of this?

    Both campaigns can’t have this Bain Capital stuff right………………… somebody is out of touch and not getting it. All of this Bain stuff might or might not be helping the President, but it sure ain’t doing Mitt Romney no good no how!

  267. OBAMA BIRTHER UPDATE: Sheriff JOE ARPAIO to show "definitive proof" of forged Obama documents at today's press conference permalink
    July 17, 2012 10:16 am

    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio will conduct a press conference today at 2:30PM Arizona time(5:30 PM EDT). It can be viewed via live stream link at WND (World Net Daily).

    At this long awaited conference, among other matters, Sheriff Arpaio is expected to present the results of his office’s investigations in Hawaii concerning various documents and other sources of information that had previously been presented to Arizona officials in connection with placing President Barack Obama’s name on the Arizona ballot as a candidate for the presidency for the 2012 election.

    As a prelude to today’s news conference, one of Sheriff Arpaio’s top investigator’s has stated that the investigation, which included a component that directly investigated various matters in Hawaii, has uncovered “definitive proof” that the alleged Obama “long form” Birth Certificate posted on the White House website is a forgery.

    • Sheriff Joe finds Obama Birth Certificate to be a forgery and calls for Congressional investigation of Hawaii DOH for breaches of National Security and Immigration Laws permalink
      July 17, 2012 6:31 pm

      A long and detailed press conference by Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio detailed several forensic categories of evidence indicating that the purported Barck Obama long form birth certificate produced to election officials in Arizona and identical to what has been posted on the White House website was not generated by the Hawaii DOH and is a demonstrable forgery.

      The Hawaii portion of the investigation included a recorded interview with the only person still living whose signature appeared on the purported Obama certificate, Verna Lee (whose signature appeared as “UK Lee”). As a result of her description of the procedures followed in 1961 and other documentary evidence, the conclusion of the investigators is that the certificate could not have been generated and recorded at the hospital indicated at the time contained on the document. Furthermore, the long form birth certificate shown to the American people by the White House in April 2011 has never been verified as an official document by the Hawaiian DOH, even though an official specific request for such verification had been made by the Arizona Secretary of State.

      Sheriff Joe Arpaio siad that he would forward the results of his investigation together with supporting materials to Congress as well as to Arizona authorities. He called on Congress to conduct an full investigation including hearings on the matter focusing on the following: the presentation of forged documents in connection with the 2012 presidential election; and national security and immigration issues discovered in connection with to the generation, alteration and maintenance of records by the Hawaii DOH.

      • Hawaiian DOH "Response" is simply not responsive to Sheriff Arpaio's main charges permalink
        July 19, 2012 2:19 am

        It has been reported in several news outlets that the Hawaiian DOH has responded to yesterday’s diclosures by Sheriff Arpaio and his chief investigator and has debunked the sheriff’s claims. Those reports are inaccurate.

        We have reviewed the Hawaiian DOH statement. It is completely non-authoritative and non-responsive to Sheriff Arpaio’s substantive charges. It contains evasive comments that refer to Sheriff Arpaio’s findings as a flawed theory and largely refer to earlier comments or releases by the Hawaiian DOH.

        We await a more definitive critique of the responses to Sheriff Arpaio’s press conference and disclosures by WND and/or Dr. Corsi, which we expect in due course.

        The most important fact is that to daate no verification has ever been made by the Hawaiian DOH that the “long form birth certificate” posted by the White House is a copy of any original document officially maintained by Hawaiian record keepers.

  268. Chris Matthews and NY Times' Charles Blow show why Barack Hussein Obama is "Not One of Us" and that Obama really does represent an amorphic and threatening "... Otherness" permalink
    July 18, 2012 5:50 pm

    There was a segment on “Hardball with Chris Matthews” earlier this evening that could easily have been called “Demonizing the ‘Demonizers’ .” It followed a rather routine trope for Mr. Matthews — rather than release his taxes, Mitt Romney has fallen in completely with all of the extreme right wingers in the Republican Party, who want to portray President Obama as “NOT ONE OF US” and instead as a representative and agent of some ominous “THE OTHER” that is a threat to America, the American Way and “Real” Americans. In particular the segment was probably was intended to “deconstruct” Romney spokesman John Sununu for his recent remarks that Barack Obama should learn what it means to be an Aamerican. Instead, there was at least one unintended consequence that could be used by Repulicans later in the 2012 campaign.

    The segment featured an panel with Charles M. Blow, a columnist with the New York Times and a virtual “Hardball…” regular, Joan Walsh (a once upon a time nice BICG [Brooklyn not Bronx]) and now a Manhattanite of the internet magazine “Salon.” Clearly, Mr. Blow was the “get” on Matthew’s show because of his earlier NYT articles about attacks on Barack Obama. Unfortunately for Matthews, Chuck Blow’s stuff was just a warmed over version of his segment “Sununu ‘Tapping into this Otherness idea That Persists about’ Obama” that had been shown on another MSNBC show, “The Last Word …”

    There was a great take away from this show and segment for the Romney Team and Republicans generally. Charles M. Blow gave a very succinct explanation as to why Barack Hussein Obama is “not one of us” and does signify “The Other” to so many Amaericans.

    • MSM Watch: Romney campaign being hit with recurring theme of "Birtherism" in a drumbeat over two days. permalink
      July 19, 2012 1:21 am

      On opposite sides of the country, the same “party line” emerged on July 17th about John Sununu’s remarks about President Barack Obama, and the dangerous direction being taken by Mitt Romney and the Romney Campaign in order to avoid turning over more of Romney’s tax returns. Out of Washington it was NY Times columnist Charles Blow appearing on MSNBC’s “The Last Word and on the West Coast it was a column in the LA Times. As mentioned above, the same theme was picked up on last evening’s Chris Matthews show; and again later last night on the Rachel Maddow show, both on MSNBC.

      According to the LA Times headline and lead: “Romney Campaign Attacks on Obama Play on ‘Birther’ Fears” and “Mitt Romney says the Obama Administration resembles foreign governments, and a chief surrogate for the GOP candidate says the president has to “learn how to be an American.”

      In the main, the LA Times’ article rambled in a completely uncontrolled discourse between what the Obama and Romney campaigns had done earlier in the day. It mentioned Romney’s attack on Obama’s chrony capitalism as if it were part of his theme of foreigness then mentioned two manufacturers of electronic autos Tesler and Fisker, failing to mention that stimulus money went to Fisker to develop electric cars in FInland wthout any being spent in the US to open a “projected” Fisker plant in Delaware.

      However, the LA TImes article did return to the obvious Team Obama talking point when author Seema Mehta quoted Romney thus, “The course we’re on right now is foreign to us. It changes America.” Of course, there’s supposed to be something terrible about such a remark, and Romney presumably did something awful by making iep.

      What was not in the article was a single connecting word, thought or concept that raised any issue of Obama’s eligibility, place of birth, or missing biographical documentation — specifically anything that would connect the material mentioned in the article to any recognizable “Birther Fears.”

      • OOPS! One more very important thing -- a bit of attribution permalink
        July 19, 2012 1:32 am

        A very succinct criticism of the LA Times’ article, somewhat along some of the lines contained in the comment that appears above, was put up on “The Weekly Standard” blog by Mark Hemingway around noon yesterday.

  269. MSNBC, ABC and the rest are trying to clean up Obama's mess from his Friday the 13th Roanoke "Small Business" Speech permalink
    July 19, 2012 7:13 pm

    The MSM can whine with the best of ’em… “Boo-hoo, not fair, blah, blah blah… Romney’s ads about Obama’s ‘Small Business’ remarks last week in Roanoke, Virginia are completely out of context and are the equivalent of a lie.” THEY WISH !!!

    As bad as Obama’s single quote was (here it is, in case you missed it: “…If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen…”) the full context and content of that section of his speech in Roanoke was far worse.

    The most devestating exigetical deconstruction of the WHOLE of Obama’s “Small Business” remarks including considerations of content and context (and there have been several good ones since last Friday ) is contained in the July 18th commentary by historian Arthur Herman, entitled: “In Small Business Remarks, Obama Targets Property Rights, Too”

    • Obama Ad tries to rewrite his Roanoke Speech without the bad quote about "...If you've got a bussiness, you didn't build that ..." permalink
      July 20, 2012 9:14 am

      The Obama Team is so upset about the negative impact of Obama’s now-infamous anti-business Roanoke quote that they have put out an ad of their own showing both Obama and Romney saying similar things about business — even showing exerpts of Obama’s Roanoke speech. So far so good, right? WRONG !!!

      The tenor of the ad is that Romney and his team have repeatedly misquoted the President’s Roanoke speech. This is substantially a lie by Team Obama. They completely and intentionally leave out that part of Obama’s speech where he does say, “…If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen…”

      The Obamanistas can argue context and content all that they want — but implying the dishonesty of misquoting Obama when the quote is patently in his speech is a clear sign of being caught way off-base and knowing that Obama is about to be tagged out.

    • Are Obama's Ideas Really, Actually and Truly "Un-American"? permalink
      July 20, 2012 9:35 am

      David Harsanyi’s July 19, 2012 article “Are Obama’s Ideas Un-American?” is a reasonable article with an indecent title.

      Harsanyi walks us through John Sununu’s remarks about Obama’s need to learn how to be an American and Sununu’s walk-back and apology for saying that. Then Harsanyi argues that the whole content and context of the “business” part of Obama’s Roanoke speech bespeaks something that is unprecedented and completely out of the American mainstream consciousness about its businesses and businesspeople. Maybe so or maybe not….

      Certainly President Obama’s isolated remarks and the Roanoke speech as a whole are not anything that looks, feels or sounds like something that is “Un-American”; enough said about that….

  270. When is an over-reach just a stretch? permalink
    July 19, 2012 8:16 pm

    So, what do you think of the Huma Abedin over-reach?

    Okay, that’s a little vague…

    Michelle Bachmann and her very few letter cosigners have a bit of a heavy lift trying to get anybody to think that Mrs. Anthony (dare we say it) Weiner is minimally an agent of influence of the Muslim Brotherhood. what with her direct acccess to Sec-State Hillary Clinton (that could be a very bad thing for Hillary, couldn’t it) — then again, can you say Alger Hiss and Kim Philby. Besides, there’s no reason to think that anybody in the Obama Administration is playing all sides against Israel, is there — that would be so European, wouldn’t it? I wonder what Pamela Geller and the rest of my WND friends think about all of this? Hmmm… And it’s not like our guy in Egypt got deep-sixed and the Muslim Brotherhood won the elections is it? So that’s a over-reach isn’t it?

    Then again, tonight (and last night, too) Chris Matthews and once-upon-a-time BICG Joan Walsh said that the Bachmann-Huma Abedin gambit is directly the result of the Romney-Sununu calling out of this “monster” ( double-down quote of some lady in a Romney crowd) Barack HUSSEIN Obama as somebody who seems very foreign and needs to learn what it is to be an American (didn’t Sununu walk that back?)…. maybe that’s an over-reach, too; at least a bit of a stretch, we think.

    Somebody thinks that all of this can be tied up if Mitt Romney puts Michelle Bachmann on the ticket…. Oops, there’s the phone — Caller ID says it’s Brooklyn GOP Chairman Craig Eaton…. He’s probably going to tell me not to blog about his great idea for the GOP ticket…

    BTW,what do you think of Huma as First Lady of NYC?

    • The Huma Abedin Over-reach Winner is --- Chris Matthews permalink
      July 20, 2012 12:51 am

      Of course theclearest item of over-reaching mentioned above is that of MSNBC’s Chris Matthews and his “Hard Ball” guests and producers who are just dishonest, lax in their thinking and brutally awful as researchers, journalists and commentators.

      Recent comments by John Sununu and Mitt Romney about Barach Obama’s purported lack of grounding in the American economic and financial ethos may be problematic or even downright objectionable to some at MSNBC, and even everybody on Chris Matthew’s “Hard Ball” staff and others among Obama’s staunchest supporters. However, one has to torture logic, language and the time-space continuum to explain how the recent tougher verbal formulations by Romney and Sununu that largely pounced on President Obama’s July 13th “Small Business” speech motivated Michele Bachmann to write her letter about penetration by the Muslim Brotherhood through Huma Abedin on June 13th — obviously something that was well underway more than a whole month earlier.

      Interestingly, it took almost a month for Bachmann’s Huma Abedin letter to get any attention in the MSM — almost all of it after John McCain’s denunciation of the charges on the Senate Floor.

      • Limbaugh and Gingrich openly support Bachmann's letter calling for inquiry permalink
        July 24, 2012 5:31 pm

        Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s letter asking for a full inquiry into the possibility of radical Islamist penetration into the highest levels of the Obama Administration foreign policy apparatus, like the personal staff of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, received two recent boosts, who also attacked those members of “The Republican Establishment” that have attacked Bachmann.

        Both Rush Limbaugh and Newt Gingrich have hailed Bachmann’s call for a full scale inquiry and decried those “leading” Republicans who have denigrated Bachmann and the other congressmen who joined her in signing the letter to the House Leadership.

        Recent articles about Huma Abedin, a top staffer for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have detailed specific associations by both of Ms. Abedin’s parents (most recently her mother) and other relatives with the radical Muslim Brotherhood as well as other radical Islamist groups.
        MSNBC has misportrayed Abedin’s well-documented family associations as relations like “uncles and cousins” over the years.

    • CONTEXT: Much more about Huma Abedin and the Bachmann Letters about Investigating Islamic Extremists High in the Obama Administration permalink
      July 26, 2012 1:15 am

      Over a month ago five Republican Members of Congress, led by Michele Bachmann, cosigned letters to the Inspectors General of the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the State Department asking that they investigate Muslim Brotherhood influence on top government officials, most notably Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Copies of the letters were sent to the appropriate menbers of the Congressional leadership, includin House Speaker John Boehner. Contained in Bachmann’s seventeen page letter was general background and specific information concerning Huma Abedin, a longtime Hillary Clinton staffer, who now holds the position of Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State (she is also the wife of Anthony Weiner). The GOP lawmakers noted Huma Abedin “has three family members [including, her late father, mother and her brother, who have been] connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations. Her position affords her routine access to the secretary and to policymaking.”

      It has now been reported by Aaron Klien that Huma Abedin, personally worked on the editorial board of a Saudi-financed Islamic think tank alongside a Muslim extremist, Abdullah Omar Naseef, who has been accused of financing various al-Qaida fronts. Abdullah Omar Naseef has long and deep connections to the Abedin family.

      Naseef is secretary-general of the Muslim World League, an Islamic charity known to have spawned terrorist groups, including one listed by the U.S. government to be an official al-Qaida front. Huma’s mother, Saleha Abedin, was the official representative of Naseef’s Muslim World League in the 1990s. The Muslim World League has been accused of terrorist ties, as have its various offshoots, including the International Islamic Relief Organization, or IIRO, and Al Haramain, which was declared by the U.S. and U.N. as a terror financing front.

      All of the information above is contained in a detailed article posted today on WND, entitled, “Hillary’s chief worked with al-Qaida front man
      Huma Abedin at center of Capitol Hill storm over Muslim Brotherhood”
      by Aaron Klein.

  271. MSM Watch: ABC made unexplained grossly erroneous early report that movie shooting suspect "James Holmes" had "Tea Party" Contacts permalink
    July 21, 2012 12:31 am

    Yesterday morning, while the Aurora, Colorado movie house shootings were still a hot new story, Brain Ross, one of ABC’s top investigative reporters made a statement on GMA indicating that James Holmes of the Colorado Tea Party was a suspect in the shootings.

    A shortime later both ABC and Mr. Ross issued retractions and apologies. It seems that there was no connection to the Colorado Tea Party or any other Tea Party. Other than a similarity of a very common sounding name, “James Holmes,” there was no basis whatsoever to make the claim.

    ABC did not provide any additional explanation as to the reason for the error. It provided no source for the report and did not explain why the Brian Ross report went on the air without multiple sources or other fact checking.

  272. Is Huma Abedin "The New Alger Hiss" ? permalink
    July 31, 2012 2:22 am

    On July 19, 2012 we wrote about the “Huma Abedin…overreach”, however at the same time, we also suggested that there might be something analogous between Ms. Abedin and those long ago high-end Soviet moles, Alger Hiss and Kim Philby.

    Low and behold, we recently discovered an excellent article in “The American Spectator” by Jeffrey Lord, “Is Huma Abedin the New Alger Hiss?” with and a sub-headline, “Washington GOP Establishment hits Bachmann for fighting Muslim Brotherhood” and a publication date of July 24, 2012.

    Mr. Lord goes to great lengths defending Michele Bachmann and her four conservative Republican congressional colleagues and their call for an large scale and formal inquiry into the penetration of the U.S. government by radical Islamists.

    “The American Spectator” piece by Mr. Lord was made all the more relevant by yesterday’s comments by Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton on some of the Huma Abedin matters, which comments were first reported at the blog “Politico 44.” Using Jeffrey Lord’s dramatis personae, Hillary would now be the better casting choice for Dean Acheson than would John McCain, because of the likeness of her party and her office, and her closeness to the subject of the investigation proposed by Congresswoman Bachmann. In any case, it should be noted that Hillary’s defense Huma Abedin, one of the Secretary of State’s top aides, was effected more largely by her praise of John McCain’s sentiments against Bachmann than by any factual refutation of any of the points raised by the Bachmann letter(s) sent to the various Departmental IGs and cosigned by her fellow congressmen.

  273. Mindy's Nose permalink
    July 31, 2012 6:42 pm

    Mindy Meyer is a slut. She needs to go back home and study for her law finals.

    Although the Brooklyn GOP and Greg Eaton are idiots they were smart enough to throw this dime-store diva under the political bus. The only idiots still with her are Gerald Kassar and his ortho-copilot Joseph Hayoun.

    And Colin Campell is certainly in love isnt he???

    • Kicking Mindy and her boys when they're down... permalink
      August 1, 2012 12:31 am

      Mindy Meyer and her candidacy is very threatening to a lot of people with varied interests and games inside and outside the Brooklyn GOP.
      One wonders, who might it be that thinks it’s necessary to kick Mindy and her supporters when they are down?

    • Mindy Rocks! permalink
      August 1, 2012 11:13 am

      Someone is jealous of Mindy

  274. Update: Huma Abedin Inquiry Approved by former Anti-Terrorist Prosecutor permalink
    August 1, 2012 3:17 pm

    In perhaps the single most important extended statement on the subject of Huma Amadin and the Muslim Brotherhood, a former U.S. Attorney, who prosecuted many radical Islamic terrorists, and is regarded as an expert on radical Islamic operations inside the United States, Andrew C. McCarthy, took certain national Republican leaders to task for their all too knee-jerk and politically squisshy attacks on Michele Backmann and the other GOP Congressman who sent letters to several Departmental Inspectors General that righteously called for an inquiry into possible penetration of the highest levels of our government by the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical Islamic operatives.

    In Andrew McCarthy’s July 25, 2012 “National Review Online” article: “Huma Abedin’s Muslim Brotherhood Ties – Michele Bachmann has every right to ask questions…” the former federal prosecutor says that, instead of attacking Michele Bachmann and her four congressional colleagues, who called for a proper inquiry into background checks and the like, GOP leaders like McCain and Boehner should instead focus on how the State Department, during Ms. Abedin’s tenure, has cozied up to Islamic extremists, some with close associations to Huma Abdin’s mother, Dr. Saleha Abedin.

    >>> Andrew C. McCarthy is a former Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. He is most notable for leading the terrorism prosecution against Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and eleven others. The defendants were convicted of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and planning a series of attacks against New York City landmarks. He also assisted in the prosecutions of terrorists who bombed US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. He is currently a columnist for the National Review and National Review Online. <<<

    • Huma Abedin Update: More personal connections with extremist Islamic organizations found and documented permalink
      August 19, 2012 11:40 pm

      Michele Bachmann and four other House members continue to press for an investigation of Muslim Brotherhood influence in the Office of The Secretary of State and other parts of federal government, particularly with respect to failure to properly vet Huma Abedin, one of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s top assistants, as an extreme Islamist security risk.

      Meanwhile, Whalid Shoebat, a researcher who had previously documented numerous personal ties between Ms. Abedin and various front groups associated within the radical Islamic supremacist movement, has found and documented other significant connections. Mr. Shoebat has recently discovered that Huma Abedin had been on the Board of the Muslim Student Association; the Muslim Student Association has been identified as a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood in evidence introduced in a trail for terrorist financing by the Texas Based Holy Land Foundation. Last week, Shoebat had reported that Huma Abedin had herself been active in an organization formed by her parents under the auspices of the Saudi Government, to recruit American Muslims into becoming advocates for Sharia Law in a Wahhabi-style Islamic califate in what is now the United States.

      For more details as to the debate and documentation surrounding Huma Abedin, see the August 19th post by Art Moore on the politics blog at ///……///.

  275. Does NBC “Science” Blog really suggest — maybe another U.S. Civil War by 2020 ? permalink
    August 4, 2012 2:58 am

    In the days of “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” people would readily recognize the tag line, “…And now for something completely different!” and know that some sort of send-up was about to begin on that show.

    Maybe “Science on NBC” should have introduced the following blog feature with the Pythonesque “…And now for something completely different!” — “Does the US really face a violent upheaval in 2020?” by Natalie Wolchover, posted on August 3, 2012. So nobody misses what her reportage is all about, it carried the following sub-headline:
    “Evolutionary biologist says our mayhem runs in 50-year cycles — and we’re coming due”. Ms. Wolchover’s article is about a theory being advanced in the analytic field called “cliodynamics” by Peter Turchin, an ecologist, evolutionary biologist and mathematician at the University of Connecticut, who reported his results in the July issue of the Journal of Peace Research.

    Professor Turchin, compiled historical data about violent incidents in U.S. history between 1780 and 2010, including riots, terrorism, assassinations and rampages. In “The World According to [Turchin]”, the data is indicative of cycles of violence, which repeat themselves in the United States about every 50 years or so, and are graphically represented like an upspike that peaks in every other generation.

    As far as we’re concerned, John Irving’s dictum in “The World According to Garp” — “Look out for the undertoad!” would be equally predictive to any cliodynamic indicators of societal upheaval and other disasters in our res publica. On the other hand, if Turchin is right, the baby boomers who loved the street theater and dancing in the streets of the sixties, should be filled with nostalgic longing and hopeful of the prospects of some of the same in the coming decade. The monumental military confrontations of the American Civil War probably have long ago lost their romance and appeal, in spite of people like Sharma, Ambrose and Burns; and any bivouac of a million souls in a field would more likely resemble Woodstock in the 1960s than Antietam or Gettysburg in the 1860s.

    • "Dunlop's ...Coup" might be something worth looking into, especially since it is 2012 permalink
      August 4, 2012 6:03 pm

      If somebody wants a really shocking scenario to mull over, they should take a look at “Colonel Dunlap’s Coup” by Thomas E. Ricks, which appeared in “The Atlantic” in 1993, as well as the 1992 [U.S.] Army War College Journal Essay upon which the Ricks article is based, “The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012” by Air Force [then-] Lieutenant Colonel Charles Dunlop (since promoted several times, finally to Major General and service as Deputy Judge Advocate General of the United States Air Force; after retirement from the U.S.A.F., Charles J. Dunlop became a professor at the Duke University School of Law, where he teaches courses on National Security, the use of force and international law).

      The scenario of this almost twenty-years-old essay, is from the point of view of a prisoner looking back on the causes of a military coup in the U.S.A. during 2012. The story line in the origianl essay is already somewhat out of date and historically contra-factual. However, at the time of its publication, Dunlop’s essay did receive an award from the [then-] Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell, and verbal praise from a prior President of the United States. Using the backdrop of a military coup against the civilian leadership of the United States, “The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012” stands for the proposition that the merger of the military role of America’s armed forces into various “civilian missions” could result in circumstances that are dangerous to democratic institutions and civilian government as they have existed in this country.

      In Dunlap’s essay it is an American defeat to Iranian forces in a war in Iraq that helped precipitate the coup. By the time of the coup, the U.S. military had become accustomed to participating in various aspects of civilian policy-making. And also the consolidation of the armed forces into a single unified service, a move that has long promoted as a sensible and economical alternative to “wasteful” inter-service rivalry, resulted in control of the military power of the U.S. being concentrated in the hands of just a few military leaders.

      Even without the loss of any wars in the manner described in Dunlop’s essay, the decades-long conflicts in Iraq and the Afghan have been bloody messes, without the attainment of a “victory” or even a widely accepted “success” in a clearly defined mission. With military budgets tightening, with even the specter of a Draconian sequester looming, prospective military cuts will be deep into the muscle and sinew of the several services, such that their ability to perform necessary military missions will be problematic going forward. Meanwhile, the military-industrial and aero-space infrastructure of the United States, which has long been a pillar and hallmark of our national security, is being allowed to whither by a specific segment of the nation’s elected leaders, especially those represented by the current administration; and in recent years, several military leaders have been especially candid in their disagreement with and disdain of that current civilian administration. Although the U.S. military has not become formally “unified”, it has become an epitome of cooperative jointness. Meanwhile, civilian government in America has become as fractious, acrimonious and dysfunctional as it has been in living memory.

      Right now, the military caldron is quietly simmering; what events might be necessary to raise this to a boil are clearly difficult to predict. We are also left to wonder what might happen if a significant segment of the civilian leadership became so alienated from the rest that it felt compelled to make an approach to a like-minded and disaffected military leadership and proposed a solution to many of the problems as commonly perceived.

      If “Seven Days in May” had a somewhat believable plot line during the era of the John F. Kennedy Administration, how much more should the possibility of such a coup scenario be countenanced in 2012 and going forward?

  276. Mark Clayton won the Democratic Party Primary for the U.S. Senate from Tennessee last week; the Democrat Party quickly announced it wouldn’t back him. Why? permalink
    August 6, 2012 1:27 am

    Could it be that the leadership of the so-called Democrats are anti-democratic, non-inclusive, small-minded bigots who won’t support a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage socially conservative candidate?

  277. Obama "Classmate" at Columbia University tells Romney Campaign to go after Obama's college records, there's a scandal there permalink
    August 8, 2012 12:19 am

    Wayne Allan Root, the 2008 Libertarian Party candidate for V.P. and current Chairman of the Libertarian Party Campaign Committee, has called on the Romney Presidential Campaign to focus on “Obama’s … Scandal at Columbia [University]” in an article posted on the August 6, 2012 of “The Blaze – Contributors…Politics.”

    According to Mr. Root, he was one of President Obama’s classmates at Columbia University, Class of ’83. He also claims to be one of the most accurate Las Vegas oddsmakers and prognosticators, who was awarded his own star on the Las Vegas Walk of Stars. He specifically states that “… I smell something rotten in Denmark. Obama has a big skeleton in his closet. It’s his college records. Call it “gut instinct” but my gut is almost always right. Obama has a secret hidden at Columbia – and it’s a bad one that threatens to bring down his presidency. Gut instinct is how I’ve made my living for 29 years since graduating Columbia.”

    Root goes on to say, “If anyone should have questions about Obama’s record at Columbia University, it’s me. We both graduated (according to Obama) Columbia University, Class of ’83. We were both (according to Obama) Pre-Law and Political Science majors. And I thought I knew most everyone at Columbia. I certainly thought I’d heard of all of my fellow Political Science majors. But not Obama (or as he was known then- Barry Soetoro). I never met him. Never saw him. Never even heard of him. And none of the classmates that I knew at Columbia have ever met him, saw him, or heard of him.

    But don’t take my word for it. The Wall Street Journal reported in 2008 that Fox News randomly called 400 of our Columbia classmates and never found one who had ever met Obama….”

    Wayne Allan Root specifically challenged the Romney Campaign with this: “…. Call Obama’s bluff. *** Romney should call a press conference and issue a challenge in front of the nation. He should agree to release more of his tax returns, only if Obama unseals his college records. Simple and straight-forward. Mitt should ask ‘What could possibly be so embarrassing in your college records from 29 years ago that you are afraid to let America’s voters see? If it’s THAT bad, maybe it’s something the voters ought to see.’ Suddenly the tables are turned. Now Obama is on the defensive. *** My bet is that Obama will never unseal his records because they contain information that could destroy his chances for re-election. Once this challenge is made public, my prediction is you’ll never hear about Mitt’s tax returns ever again. *** Why are the college records, of a 51-year-old President of the United States, so important to keep secret?”

    Notably, Donald Trump has been advocating the exact same thing as Mr. Root for some time. And Trump has repeatedly asked, “Why does Obama spend millions of dollars to keep his records secret.”

    • Obama’s Brooklyn Story full of contradictions, but few memories and no Obama footprints permalink
      August 9, 2012 11:14 am

      It’s been widely reported that President Barack Obama spent a portion of his life living in Brooklyn, NY – trying to figure out exactly when and where that might have been is where it all gets a bit dicey. Like so many other parts of the Barack Obama story, he seems to have spent his years in Brooklyn without leaving any real footprints; and what little Brooklyn story there is concerning President Obama’s time in Brooklyn is largely based on contradictory reports, including from Obama himself.

      Not so long ago a pair of NY Timesmen wrote an article based on their own reporting about something that was going to appear in the soon to be released, “Barack Obama: The Story,” by David Maraniss. The May, 2, 2012 New York Times article by James Barron and Peter Baker contained some quotes and other material about a house on Second Street, “Eighth to the Park,” in Park Slope where a twenty-two year old (22 y/o) Barack Obama supposedly had lived with his girlfriend at the time, Genevieve Cook. According to the Times article Obama, who had graduated from Columbia, met Ms. Cook at a 1983 Greenwich Village Christmas party. That was a short time after he’d left a job at a firm called Business International; the Times story goes on to say that he moved in with Genevieve some time late in 1984.

      What we found those items very interesting because that data did not readily jibe with what had been contained in another specific account of Obama’s Brooklyn years by Dana Rubenstein that had appeared in “The Brooklyn Paper” on July 28, 2007. The report in the Brooklyn Paper was principally about a 2007 Brooklyn Heights fund raiser for Obama, but it was also very detailed as to WHAT BARACK OBAMA SAID ABOUT WHEN AND WHERE HE LIVED IN BROOKLYN. Here’s what the Rubenstein-Brooklyn Paper piece said about that:

      “…Obama has one vital credential that Clinton does not: he actually lived in Brooklyn. ***
      Tuesday’s fundraiser was apparently Obama’s first visit to the Heights since he moved to the borough after graduating from Columbia University in 1983. *** ‘I did [live in Park Slope] and a little in Brooklyn Heights,’ said Obama, strolling down the street from the direction of the Promenade, an entourage of security and staff in tow. *** ‘I don’t remember the exact address,’ he added, referring to his Park Slope home, where he is believed to have lived for about a year-and-a-half. ‘Then, I subletted for about three months in Brooklyn Heights, near the Promenade. On Sunday mornings, there was a bagel shop near the subway station, and I would go there and pick up a coffee and New York Times.’ *** Obama would then eat breakfast on the Promenade, according to an NYPD intelligence officer who accompanied him along the waterfront walk and listened to his reminiscences. Apparently, he also liked to jog there. *** ‘He said the last time he was on the Promenade, he could see the Twin Towers,’ she said.”

      There is at least a one year gap in the times provided in these differing accounts of when Obama lived in Park Slope for about a year-and-a-half. What is consistent about the Barack Obama legend about his time in Brooklyn is that, just like his time at Columbia University, other than Obama himself, there appears to be only one person who actually remembers Barack Obama being there at Columbia or in Brooklyn. For the Brooklyn story, it looks like that person is Genevieve Cook (whose existence and identity is completely concealed or falsely described in Obama’s autobiographical material) .

  278. Obama’s Slime Machine already outed by the "Main Stream Media" permalink
    August 8, 2012 1:55 pm

    Even the “main stream media” has had to acknowledge the sliminess of the Chicago-style effort to re-elect President Barack Obama. However, make no mistake here, the MSM media is still doing all they can to protect the incumbent President and his campaign’s chosen methods of attacking the Republican candidate. Any of the negative observations of Obama’s campaign and their PAC allies are cloaked in presentations that obscure the charges against the President’s campaign with “even-handed” comparisons and/or presentations of certain Romney material that the given MSM outlet holds up as similar to- or the moral equivalent of- the Obama slime. CNN’s August 8, 2012 post by Tom Cohen, “Presidential Campaign Gets Even Dirtier”, with a video clip showing Joe Soptic’s lamenting his wife’s death to cancer — that Romney didn’t even know that he caused, is typical of this kind of coverage. That kind of main stream media article or posting does few things that are very beneficial to the President and his campaign for re-election: first, after a bit of “tut-tut-tut”-ing, it dismisses it all by saying “Well, both sides are doing it…”; second, it presents something like the Soptic ad like it’s just a little bit of heavy handed overreach; and third, it takes several of Romney’s legitimate and issue-based charges against President Obama or the Obama Administration and treats them as unfair personal attacks or factually incorrect charges to slam the president.

    The real take-away here is that at this early stage of the 2012 campaign, even the left-wing media has already acknowledged that their “nice-guy” Obama is mixed up in a real Chicago-style “bad guy’s” campaign. This opens Obama up to real attacks on his character by the Mitt Romney folks, because a genuine argument can be made that Barack Obama and those closest to him, are really a bad guys willing to do anything to anybody to keep power.

  279. Debbie Wasserman Shultz, caught in a lie about who's behind Priorities USA on Sunday, "fesses-up" on Monday that "Of course... it's a Democratic Affiliated Super PAC" permalink
    August 13, 2012 3:38 pm

    According to some media-review blogs Debbie Wasserman Schultz has “walked back” the “Priorities USA Comment” that she made on Sunday’s “Fox News Sunday” saying today that “Of Course I know it’s Democratic-Affiliated.”

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz appeared this morning on a CNN morning program with Soledad O’Brien. When Soledad O’Brien seemed skeptical as the topic shifted to Democratic National Chairman Wasserman Schultz’s recent comments regarding an ad by a Super PAC, Ms. Wasserman Schultz responded: “Soledad, of course I know the Priorities USA Super PAC is a Democratic-affiliated Super PAC. The point I was trying to make was that that ad was produced by a separate organization, and organization that we don’t coordinate with and we have nothing to do with.”

    Yesterday during an interview by John Roberts on Fox News Sunday, the DNC chairman said that she had “NO IDEA” what political the affiliation the folks at Priorities USA might have been. At the time of that incredible denial of who those behind Priorities USA really were, she specifically had been talking about the controversial Priorities USA ad which arguably had suggested that death from cancer of the wife of a laid off union steel worker had somehow been linked to Romney’s influence and control at Bain Capital.

    This afternoon while commenting on Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s remarks about the Priorities USA ad, Pat Caddell a former leading Democratic Pollster, started by saying that her comments were like the pot calling the kettle black when compared to her earlier attacks on Mitt Romney for the questionable remarks made on-air by Rush Limbaugh a while back. But when he specifically addressed her denial of any knowledge or responsibility for who was behind the Priorities USA ad, Caddell said that Debbie Wasserman Shultz needed to learn that being the DNC Chair is not a license to lie.

  280. VP Joe Biden's remarks: "... y’all back in chains" clearly racial --- clearly racist --- and President Obama is OK with that ! permalink
    August 15, 2012 10:45 am

    Vice President Joe Biden’s mock Southern drawl was the most shameful “dog whistle” of all when he uttered: “…. They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.” It was the mock Southern drawl that showed that it was intended to be played as a “race card” to Black Americans against the Republican ticket and their programs; it was the mock Southern drawl that showed theses remarks were intended to be racial; it was the mock Southern drawl that showed theses remarks were RACIST at their core and RACIST in intent.

    Far worse than any other aspect of this episode is the fact that the re-election campaign of the President of the United States is 100% behind the Vice President’s very racial and very RACIST remarks.

    It’s been very widely reported that Stephanie Cutter, Obama’s deputy campaign manager, stated on the record that the Obama campaign has “no problem” with the Vice President’s comments about putting people back in chains. In fact Ms. Cutter virtually put those words into Obama’s own mouth — “I think [Obama] probably agrees with Joe Biden’s sentiments,” Cutter said on behalf of President Obama, “He’s using a metaphor to talk about what’s going to happen…. The bottom line is that we have no problem with those comments.”

    • Biden's "...chains..." comment was more "Southern Black" than "Southern" --- Maybe it all shows that VP Biden is no longer physically fit to serve permalink
      August 16, 2012 11:32 am

      Biden’s quote is even more folksy southern black than as reported above. The words are not as stated above: “They’re gonna put y’all back in chains.” but clearly do sound like this: “… ‘THEY’ gonna put y’all back in chains.” Several African-American commentators, politicos and spokespersons have minimally characterized the remarks as pandering, some have even said they were demeaning and an openly racial appeal.

      So far, the comments of the Vice President have largely been analyzed and critiqued in the context of their social and political appropriateness. The VP’s comments should be more closely scrutinized in the context of Biden’s increasingly antic and erratic behavior in the context of VP Biden’s fitness to serve as Vice President.

      In light of VP Joseph Biden’s troubling medical history and the many documented reports of the Vice President’s strange comments and behaviors, the Romney-Ryan Campaign and the media covering the Vice President should now make demands for complete disclosure of VP Biden’s neurology records and for any records of the Vice President’s Secret Service Security Detail containing erratic behavior not heretofore made part of the public record.

      We have heard that there is at least one report that VIce President Biden was intercepted by his security detail wandering around “outside” in his pajama’s looking for the “pizza man”.

      • Biden's Broken Brain --- What do the follow-up tests show? permalink
        August 16, 2012 3:40 pm

        In June of 2009, an earlier article by Andy Barr was posted by Kevin Hechtkopf at; the article/post is entitled, “Biden’s Medical History Not Scrutinized.” According to the Barr-Hechtkopf post, “…Joe Biden’s near-fatal aneurysms in 1988 have yet to come under the spotlight. *** Soon after ending his first presidential bid that year, Biden, who had been suffering from what he thought were headaches and a pinched nerve, collapsed in a hotel room shortly after giving a speech on foreign policy. *** In his book “Promises to Keep,” Biden says that he was unconscious for over four hours before he woke up in a hospital in Wilmington, Del. The senator was told that an artery was leaking blood into his brain and he was given his last rites by a priest. He was transferred to Walter Reed Medical Center where it was discovered that he had a second aneurysm on the other side of his brain. *** Biden immediately underwent a four-and-a-half-hour operation to remove the leaking aneurysm. He had a second surgery in May to repair the other aneurysm and fully recovered after taking a seven-month leave from his seat as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.”

        The upshot of the article was that even in mid-2009, a year-and-a-half after becoming Vice President of the United States, Joseph Biden had yet to release his medical history, of which the very serious aneurysms and life-saving surgeries were just one of a few known episodes.

        According to a 2008 ABC report by Kate Barrett, entitled, “Biden Did Not Have Follow-Up MRI After Brain Surgery, Had Other ‘Tests’,” when Joe Biden released his medical records in the 2008 campaign, the documents did not state whether he had any follow-up brain scans after his two 1988 brain aneurysms and the emergency brain surgery to remedy the condition. Later on, ABC News did report that Biden has never had a follow-up MRI because the metal clips used in the surgical intervention on the aneurysms in 1988 are “not compatible” with that test. An Obama-Biden spokesperson said that Biden id have tests of some kind following the 1988 surgery that showed he was “aneurysm free”, but could not provide details of what these tests were or when and where they were performed. Some doctors recommend brain scans to detect new problems after a patient goes through surgery to remove a brain aneurysm. People who have suffered a brain aneurysm do have an increased, albeit small, risk of developing another aneurysm later in life. Vice President Biden’s biggest health issue concerns his two brain aneurysms for which he had emergency surgery in 1988, but records released in 2008 did not reveal whether or not Biden has had periodic brain imaging done since his surgeries twenty years earlier in 1988.

  281. Obama says that Biden's remarks are a distraction ... permalink
    August 16, 2012 2:21 pm

    On “Entertainment Tonight” President Obama, sitting next to wife Michelle, clearly stated, “His [Joe Biden’s] phrasing is a distraction from what is at stake…”

    Now isn’t that entertaining !!!

    It’s also a change frome what Obama’s campaign spokesman, Stephanie Cutter, said a couple of days ago.

    • Rangel’s critique of Biden’s “...chains...” remarks shows that it's all more than a "distraction" and it keeps the whole story fresh a little while longer permalink
      August 25, 2012 2:21 am

      Vice President Joe Biden told a southern audience. which included many people of color, that Mitt Romney is “going to unchain Wall Street,” and concluded by saying that “[they’re] going to put y’all back in chains.” Then team Romney and all of the right wing media, howled that this was an obvious and unfair allusion to slavery.

      Veteran Congressman Charlie Rangel can now be added as one of VP Biden’s critics, who is both a black American and very senior on the Democratic side of the aisle.

      According to Rangel, “The Vice President said he’s going to put “y’all in chains. Was he talking about slavery? You bet your ass he was. Was he using the vernacular? Yes, he was. Did he think it was cute? Yes, he did. Was it something stupid to say? You bet your life it was stupid.” Congressman Rangel added, “It was something that if a black had said it, we would have been laughing, because we would know deep down, they may be beating the hell out of us but they ain’t thinking about putting us into any chains.”

  282. VP Biden's abbreviated comments, abbreviated role in the campaign; and Obama's looking for a new VP permalink
    August 17, 2012 3:06 pm

    Ed Klein made this exclusive bombshell report yesterday CNBC’s Kudlow Report. Klein said that his exclusive sources inside the Obama Administration told him that a group had been set up in the White House/ Obama Campaign to investigate replacing Vice President Joe Biden as the candidate for that office going forward in 2012. Klein also reported that Hillary Clinton was Obama’s top choice, an approach was made offering to put Hillary on the ticket and that Obama’s Secretary of State turned the President down, because such a run for VP was not in any way in her best interests.

    Another report came from Neil Munro of the Daily Caller, who catologued multiple instances, including the upcoming weekend, when Joe Biden has been pulled off the 2012 campaign trail and sent back to Delaware. This puts the so-called Biden gaffs into a different context — the high volume of Biden’s gaffs are not coming from a full-time fire-breathing campaigner, but from a protected part-time campaigner, who is being held back from full-time campaigning and protected from full-time media scrutiny.

    In a way, that level of protection of VP Biden was highlighted and criticized yesterday by several members of the main stream media. On MSNBC Chuck Todd and Jonathan Martin and other MSM reporters complained that the White House and the Biden staff had censored pool copy so as to exclude the most objectionable quotes by the Vice President.

    Another post yesterday by Jonathan Martin of Politico might have been even more illustrative of Biden’s access and errant comments problems. In a second Jonathan Martin Politico post yesterday, Martin said, “The most emotionally powerful minute of Joe Biden’s two-day swing through rural Virginia almost didn’t happen.*** After the vice president paid a solemn visit Wednesday to the memorial honoring the victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting here, reporters asked him about his feelings upon seeing the site.*** As Biden began to answer, his aides intervened, yelling ‘Let’s go,’ and trying to shoo reporters back to the motorcade. *** Only when it became clear that the vice president wanted to express himself did his entourage stop interrupting to let the candidate speak. *** When he did, Biden recalled his own family tragedy — losing his young wife and daughter in a 1972 car accident — and paused repeatedly to keep his composure.”

    Maybe, Jonathan Martin is not being fair with Biden’s staff. The actual video of the moment at the Blacksburg Virginia site shows a stammering Vice President of the United States, who seemed to be momentarily at a loss responding to the reporters’ questions about the Virgina Tech Memorial. The Vice President’s actual remarks were disjointed and about unexpected phone calls and asking how dcan something like this happen.

  283. Joe Biden's remarks: Another view appears in the "US News and World Report" permalink
    August 18, 2012 3:54 pm

    Clark S. Judge’s August 18, 2012 article in the U.S. News and World Report, “Joe Biden Is the Problem VP Candidate, Not Paul Ryan” puts it all out there about what the author sees as an inherent racism behind the Obama-Biden campaign against their Republican opponents.

    The focus of Judge’s article was what he sees as the Vice President of the United States’ clearly intended, clearly racial remarks about the Republican program and the Republican ticket encapsulated in the much quoted Joe Biden sound bite, with the especially offending “… put y’all back in chains” bit. However, unlike most of the published views, or those appearing on network and cable TV, or even what’s appeared all over the internet, Mr. Judge doesn’t see the VP’s remarks as a gaff at all.

    He says that, “According to reports and by looks of the clips, Biden was using a prepared text, one he had worked on with staff. The remark was a premeditated slur.” According to the U.S. News…Clark Judge article, “With his crude and clumsy comment, Mr. Biden was doing his handlers’ bidding—and his own. It was just another “war on” moment.” In this instance, according to Mr. Judge, Biden’s remarks were intended to show all people who had escaped the chains of slavery in America that they are a specific Republican “war on” target.

  284. Hit the road, Jack, and don’t you come, Barack permalink
    August 20, 2012 12:16 am

    This week’s Newsweek cover with its prominent title and the feature article by Niall Ferguson, “Hit the Road Barack: Why We Need a New President” are something that we never expect and seldom see from the main stream media, especially the likes of Newsweek.

    Maybe, it shows that something is going on even among some in one of Obama’s most reliable bases — the MSM.

  285. Marine Corps Veteran handcuffed and "detained" for psychiatric observation because of his anti-government remarks on Facebook permalink
    August 21, 2012 3:36 pm

    According to many reports on the internet and on cable television outlets, a former Marine was involuntarily and forcibly “detained” and held for psychiatric evaluation for posting strident anti-government messages on Facebook. He has received an outpouring of support from people who say authorities are trampling on his First Amendment rights.

    Brandon J. Raub, 26, has been in custody since FBI, Secret Service agents and police in Virginia’s Chesterfield County questioned him Thursday evening about what they said were ominous posts talking about a coming revolution. In one message earlier this month according to authorities, Raub wrote: “Sharpen my axe; I’m here to sever heads.

    Dee Rybiski, an FBI spokeswoman in Richmond, said this was not an instance of Facebook snooping by the federal government. According to Ms. Rybiski, “We received quite a few complaints about what were perceived as threatening posts.” “Given the circumstances with the things that have gone on in the country with some of these mass shootings, it would be horrible for law enforcement not to pay attention to complaints,” she said.

    A “Support Brandon Raub” Facebook page had 244 “likes” by Monday afternoon and other Internet sites had numerous comments from people outraged by the veteran’s detention. One supporter of Mr.Raub said some of the posts questioned by the authorities had been made on a closed Facebook page that Raub had created only recently, so the Raub supporter questioned whether anyone from the public would have complained about anything appearing there.

    Other of Raub’s supporters characterized the detention as an unlawful arrest, complaining he was handcuffed and whisked away in a police cruiser without being served a warrant or read his rights.

    Law enforcement authorities say this isn’t an arrest because Raub doesn’t face criminal charges. Chesterfied County police chief, Col. Theirry Depuis, said that Raub had been taken into custody upon the recommendation of mental health crisis intervention workers. He said the action was taken under the state’s emergency custody statute, which allows a magistrate to order the civil detention and psychiatric evaluation of a person who is considered potentially dangerous. He added that Raub was handcuffed because he had resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody peaceably. There has been no information as to who made any complaints about Raub’s Facebook material, nor any explanation as to how mental health crisis intervention workers arrived at their recommendation or what material they might have reviewed prior to making their recommendation.

    There is an awful lot of information that is not being given to the public about this whole story. Unless there were a lot more to it than the story that’s presently out there, this seems like a complete violation of the rights of this obviously pissed-off Marine Corps veteran.

  286. Blowhard Biden's Latest Blast: along with Hurricane Isaac, Biden threatens to blow his way into "squealing pigs" Republican Convention permalink
    August 22, 2012 10:25 am

    In yesterday’s blast from “The World According to Biden” — the all-gaff-all-the-time VPOTUS said that President Obama and the rest of the Democrats fixed Wall Street and “… over the objections of Romney and all of his allies, … where they sound[ed] like squealing pigs….” and “Folks, the middle class has started to come back….”

    But that wasn’t the best part from the mouth that roared. After his over the top speech in Minneapolis, Biden told reporters that in a break with tradition and political good manners, “I’m going to be the speaker at the [GOP Florida] convention.”

  287. “The SEALS removed one threat to America. Remove the other in November” permalink
    August 23, 2012 10:57 pm

    Picture two heavily armed and camouflaged Navy Seals next to those words — and that’s what appears on a billboard currently on display along I-35 in North Texas.

    There is no office holder, no candidate, no party, nor any election mentioned whatsoever…..

    It’s compelling message is made as a simple command: “Remove the other in November.”

    That says it all. Nothing more needs to be said.

    So far there is one other such poster; it’s in Elkhart, Indiana. A couple of thousand more of these posters properly placed, will almost guarantee that President Barack Obama, who claimed that HE killed Osama Bin Laden, will not be re-elected this November.

  288. Local CBS Affiliate in Lubbock, Texas reports that a Republican Official is predicting unrest and possible “Civil War” if Obama is re-elected; AND he wants funds to get ready for that unrest permalink
    August 23, 2012 11:59 pm

    Yesterday there were a few reports, originally coming out of a CBS Lubbock TV/Radio affiliate, that a local Republican Judge in Lubbock, Texas was seeking funds in the event of what he called a ‘civil war’ and possible invasion by outside troops if President Barack Obama is re-elected.

    Lubbock County Judge Tom Head is convinced that President Obama’s winning a second term would lead to a revolt by the American people. “I’m thinking worst case scenario,” he explained, “Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe… we’re not talking a few riots or demonstrations.”

    The Texas Republican is pushing for a tax increase for the district attorney’s office and the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office. He says the money is needed to “beef up” it’s resources in case President Obama wins the November election. The West Texas judge’s proposed tax increase is to help the sheriff’s office hire a law enforcement force large enough to protect the county and to drive away any outsiders sent to quell any local unrest. “I don’t want rookies,” Head said flatly. “I want trained, equipped and seasoned veteran officers to back me.”

    Judge Tom Head made it clear that he intended to stand with his local force to block any foreign armored personnel carriers sent into the county in the event of a local civil disturbance following an unfavorable election result.

  289. U.S. Incomes Fell More in Barack Obama’s Recovery Than During George Bush’s Recession and Financial Crisis permalink
    August 24, 2012 1:15 am

    According to a report from Sentier Research that appeared yesterday through Bloomberg News, Americans’ incomes declined more in the three-year “Obama Recovery” that started in June 2009 than during the 18-month recession of 2007-2009, which preceded it. By almost every metric, American households are worse off today than when Obama became President of the United States; and the drop in Americans’ economic standard of living even worsened after six months of Obama having been in charge.

    According to Gordon Green and John Coder, two former census bureau statisticians now working for Sentier, median household income fell 4.8 percent on an inflation-adjusted basis since the recession that ended in June 2009, well more than the 2.6 percent that it had dropped during the 18-month contraction from 2007 into 2009. Overall household income is 7.2 percent below its December 2007 level, the former Census Bureau economic statisticians wrote, with most of that drop occurring well into Obama’s watch.

    “Almost every group is worse off than it was three years ago, and some groups had very large declines in income,” said Gordon Green, who previously had directed work on an income and poverty statistics program for the Census Bureau. He added that “We’re in an unprecedented period of economic stagnation.”

  290. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, caught in lie about Romney by CNN's Anderson Cooper, says “It doesn’t Matter” permalink
    August 24, 2012 4:01 am

    CNN’s Anderson Cooper repeatedly confronted the DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz over a DNC fundraising letter’s misquote of an LA Times article about Mitt Romney’s own abortion position, as opposed to what is contained in the GOP platform, the Todd Akin position or what Paul Ryan’s position is. For five whole minutes she doesn’t admit to it, trying every form of evasion possible

    A raft of right-leaning blogs re-posted the seven-plus minute video of the CNN interviewer push and prod DNC Chairman Schultz to fess up, as she got more and more flustered trying to stay on message and deny that it was wrong.

  291. Colonel Bill Cowan, a former anti-terrorist field officer, says intentional White House leaks have damaged national security with clear political goal of re-electing President Obama permalink
    August 24, 2012 2:38 pm

    In a Friday afternoon interview by Martha McCallum on the FOX News’ “America Live” program, retired Marine Lt. Col. Bill Cowan specifically charged that the Obama White House has damaged national security by intentionally leaking key details about several “Top Secret” operations, including operational details of the raid that resulted in the death of Osam Bin Laden and confirmation of a joint U.S.-Israeli computer-special operation that sowed the “Stuxnet” (a computer generated worm) into Iranian computers and computer driven hardware used in the Iranian nuclear program (in fact, when President Obama personally acknowledged the U.S. participation in “Stuxnet” operations against Iran during a press conference, that personal acknowledgment was a major strategic and diplomatic blunder, which gave Iran rights under International Law to lawfully take countermeasures on the same order as the joint U.S.-Israeli computer raid).

    According to Colonel Cowan, the White House leaks were obviously politically motivated by the 2012 elections so as to help keep the Obama Administration in the White House.

  292. MSNBC hosts keep bring up last week's Romney "Birther Joke" permalink
    August 27, 2012 2:09 pm

    Earlier today, MSNBC’s Alex Wagner had a hissy fit to close her show. Yet again, another MSNBC host brought up Mitt Romney’s “Birther Joke” from a long ago news cycle, which, according to Ms. Wagner, was about Romney’s pandering to a fringe, who Wagner and the rest of the MSNBC folks say believe in bizarre and unsubstantiated “conspiracy theories” that President Barack Obama is not an American and not eligible to hold the office.

    What Alex Wagner actually showed, yet again, is how ignorant and uninformed the left really is about the current state of the “Birther” debate; and how mainstream liberals and Obama radicals speak out of both sides of their mouths on these and other issues.

    Right off, Alex Wagner viciously made an implied threat by asking whether Mitt Romney would not like similar jokes being made by Obama or Obama surrogates about Romney’s standing as a presidential candidate because of his religious background or his own questionable family tree going back and forth over the border with Mexico (surely, before the election, we all can be sure that those themes will be revisited by some Obamatistas, either at MSNBC and/or elsewhere, whether Romney again makes these kinds of jokes and arguments or not).

    More important, Ms. Wagner and her ilk barely mention that at least half of all Republicans believe at least some aspect of the “Birther” narrative, as do about one-quarter of independents and one-fifth of Democrats. This is important because many aspects of the so called unsubstantiated conspiracy are simple and straight forward, and are actually fully documented by legally admissible evidence that has been vetted both by the courts and law enforcement authorities.

    As for the use of pejorative terms like “bizarre unsubstantiated conspiracy theories” by MSNBC, perhaps that organization can find better words to describe Barack Obama’s already partially debunked autobiographical narrative, along with the five million dollar plus ( $5,000,000 +; just on the taxpayers’ tab) effort to maintain a complete lock down on every official documentary source related to any aspect of Barack Obama’s biography, including but not limited to: all official birth records; all official school records; all passport records; all draft records; and all bar admission and membership records.

    In addition, there has been no attempt to explain how since the mid-80s, President Barack Obama has used a Social Security Number that had been issued to a very old Connecticut woman in the mid-70s; or why the long-form Obama birth certificate posted by the White House, and copies of certain Obama draft documents that have been made available all appear to have been altered and/or forged ab initio.

  293. Newt Gingrich slams Chris Matthews' charges of racism right back at Matthews, MSNBC and the Obama Campaign permalink
    August 28, 2012 1:04 am

    Newt Gingrich completely turned the tables on Chris Matthews yesterday and made that MSNBC host look sick on the issue of the real source racism in this presidential campaign.
    Gingrich put a simple question to Matthews, “What are you racist presumptions that you think that any Republican mentions of welfare and food stamps refers to blacks?”

  294. Christie Keynotes Convention With Call For Everybody to "STAND UP" for a Romney Presidency permalink
    August 29, 2012 9:24 am

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was unequivocal. It’s time for everybody who is serious about the greatness of America to be serious about wanting that greatness to continue into upcoming generations of Americans; it’s time for all those people to stand up for American greatness and to work for Mitt Romney.

  295. Rick Santorum's Speech attacked as "LIES" by Left-wingers based on their own in-house generated "FACTS" permalink
    August 29, 2012 4:57 pm

    Rick Santorum delivered a hard hitting speech at the Republican National Convention. One of his main points picked up a key Romney Campaign attack line, telling the assembled delegates that “this summer [Obama] showed us once again he believes in government handouts and dependency by waiving the work requirement for welfare. “I helped write the welfare-reform bill,” Santorum continued. “We made the law crystal clear – no president can waive the work requirement. But as with his refusal to enforce our immigration laws, President Obama rules like he is above the law.”

    How did the Left-Stream Media react? They shouted almost in unison, as loud and as many as they could muster: “IT’S A LIE — IT’S A LIE !!!!! Santorum is just repeating Romney’s lying ad about President Obama’s going back on the welfare reforms signed into law by President Clinton…” On tonight’s Chris Matthews Show, The Washington Post’s Gene Robinson said this is such a bad lie that papers across the country ran headlines “Santorum Speech Repeats Romney’s Welfare Lie”… Here’s a typical critique on the Philadelphia Daily News blog:
    “THE RECENT CLAIMS by Mitt Romney’s campaign about President Obama’s welfare-to-work program have been awarded the top dishonesty rating of “four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post and called “wrong” by CNN, a “pants on fire” lie by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Politifact and “simply not true” by *** But Tuesday night at the Republican National Committee in Tampa, Rick Santorum called those false claims something else: a main talking point.”

    This is all part of a routine Saul Alinsky — Obama Chicago Campaign tactic raised to a strategic level potency by a servile and universally on-message media. There’s nothing new here, over seventy years ago “useful idiots on the left” labeled as “lies” reports of Josef Stalin’s crimes against humanity.

    As for the liberal media’s so-called “Factcheck,” “Politifact,” “Pinocchios,” “Pants on Fire” and all the rest — the so-called factual conclusions coming out of these purported investigative articles are nothing but OPINIONS emanating from liberal sources POSING AS “FACTS”

    >>>>> This is especially true on the particular issue of Obama’s getting caught unlawfully attempting to change the Welfare to Work requirements.

    Whether it’s Obama Campaign spokesmen or people like Chris Matthews and Eugene Robinson (aren’t they also Obama Campaign spokesmen) who are squealing like stuck pigs over Romney’s very effective campaign ads or hard-hitting GOP convention speeches, whenever you hear them say “LIES”, you can be sure that they are lying.

  296. Paul Ryan's speech being dissected by the MSM, even as we still feel its afterglow permalink
    August 30, 2012 9:18 am

    This morning the main stream media is all pretzellized about Paul Ryan’s convention acceptance speech. Exceptional, dynamic, powerful, energizing, All-American, like Ronald Reagan, not-like-Ronald Reagan, folksy, charming, credible, honest, sincere — er — factcheck, factcheck, factcheck — six false claims, three misleading claims, incomplete context — lies, lies, lies, contains unfair attacks on a popular president, contains all the dog whistles, contains a concealed appeal to base instincts, despicable, insulting, … and so it goes.

    Conservative Republican partisans and everybody looking for a change have to be encouraged that the Obama Campaign and all of Obama’s supporters in the media haven’t yet been able to effectively marginalize and/or demonize Paul Ryan.

    Ryan’s convention speech was excellent and he has teed everything up for Mitt Romney tonight.

  297. Tim Pawlenty Leaves Andrea Mitchell Speechless with Simple Talking Points About Ryan Speech permalink
    August 30, 2012 12:37 pm

    Tim Pawlenty had a very short stint with Andrea Mitchell a few moments ago on her MSNBC program. When she pressed him about various items such as the Ryan remarks about the Janesville auto plant and the Simpson-Bowles Commission, Pawlenty didn’t buy-into the “factchecking” traps and just answered in simple declarative sentances. When the former governor made the straightfoward rejoinder that Obama has been AWOL in any debate about Simpson-Bowles proposals during the campaign, Andrea Mitchell was momentarily silenced, looked shaken and politely ended the interview.

    • Ed Rendell and Stephanie Cutter called in to put out fire with shopworn rejoinder permalink
      August 30, 2012 12:52 pm

      In the two following segments on Andrea Mitchell, Stephanie Cutter and Ed Rendell were quick to debate Tim Pawlenty in absentia and their points were factcheck, factcheck, factcheck and lies, lies, lies, except that Ed Rendell added “hypocricy”

    • Let them try to "Fact Check" this ... permalink
      August 30, 2012 1:30 pm

      “…College graduates should not have to live out their 20s in their childhood bedrooms, staring up at fading Obama posters and wondering when they can move out and get going with life….”

      — Paul Ryan, 8/29/12

  298. Chris Matthews has "fact check" fit and tells world about MSNBC and NBC News decision to call main points of Paul Ryan's speech "Lies" permalink
    August 30, 2012 6:00 pm

    The Republican Convention is blowing up the Obama Campaign. The proof of that “fact” is the intentional repetition of wild overstatements on MSNBC that have pounded out like drumbeats all day Thursday about Congressman Paul Ryan’s Wednesday Night speech. The most recent version of the Bolero-beat hyperbole came from Chris Matthews and his panelists, Debbie Wasserman Schulz and Joan Walsh, who each took turns saying that Paul Ryan “lied” on substantive matters at least five times during his speech last night at the RNC. They started by mentioning Ryan’s telling of the Janesville GM plant story, and then followed with claims that Ryan made dishonest presentations of: Obama’s response to the report of the Simpson-Bowles Commission; the Obama Stimulus Bill; and Ryan’s personally hypocritical repetition of GOP lies about the $716 Billion raid on Medicare to fund Obamacare.

    In a very interesting moment, Chris Matthews expressed his annoyance that, as a result of Republican pushback, several other news organizations were referring to Ryan’s speaking points as merely “questionable” or “controversial.” Then in what might have been a gaffe, Matthews proudly announced that on MSNBC and NBC News they had decided that they were going to continue to call out Ryan for telling “lies” about all those things that “fact checkers” had determined Ryan had made statements that were inaccurate or incomplete.

    btw, part of the GOP pushback is that the whole MSM media (including MSNBC and NBC News) is repeating a “lie” by Stephanie Cutter of the Obama Campaign concerning the actual timing of the Janeville plant closure.

  299. Chris Matthews keeps shouting that the GOP's best talking points are "all lies;" especially if they're coming from Paul Ryan. permalink
    August 31, 2012 5:04 pm

    MSNBC and Chris Matthews have more than doubled-down on the “Lies, lies, it’s all lies!” as their across the board defense of President Obama, but they seem to want to focus the details of that defense, as generated by the so-called “fact checkers,” on GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan. (You see on the left, opinions and cherished beliefs are “facts” and anything that factually contradicts or challenges those beliefs are called “lies”.)

    As a matter of context and background, don’t be silly enough to assume that Matthews and/or his guests and “fact checkers” are very factual about the underpinnings of their points and arguments. A couple of days ago during the MSNBC GOP Convention coverage, Chris Matthews set up the strawman of GOP racism and dog-whistles with this gem addressed to his co-host Rachel Maddow and the viewing public:

    “I go back to living in D.C. all these years. I’ve lived there 40 years, a black-majority city, and anybody who wants to get up early in Washington and drive down North Capitol and drive past Florida Ave., sees nothing but young, but black people up at 6:30 in the morning going to work,” Matthews said. “That’s where they’re going, to work, and not at big-wage jobs and not to get a welfare check, they’re out working hard all day and not coming home with a fantastic paycheck. So this notion of blacks live on welfare and whites live on work is a brilliant political ploy, but it’s not true, Rachel [Maddow]. And you know it. I know it.” (A very powerful indictment, but…)

    Here’s the rub: There are a couple of problems with Matthews’ folksy rendition of this brilliant canard, or as Matthews calls it “brilliant political ploy”. First, what Republican who counts has said anything like “blacks live on welfare and whites live on work”? The only people talking in those terms are Chris Matthews and some of his guests; so it’s really their racism that’s the underlying issue. Second, when in the last forty years has Chris Matthews lived “in” Washington D.C.? Why should Chris Matthews let any inconvenient “facts” interrupt his rant.

  300. MSNBC's commentators guilty of racial buffoonery according to liberal Democratic civil rights spokesman permalink
    August 31, 2012 11:45 pm

    Last night on the Fox Hannity Show, Michael Myers of the NY Civil Rights Coalition, and a self-proclaimed liberal Democrat, said that Chris Matthews and Rachel Maddow had taken racial buffoonery lessons from their colleague Al Sharpton. He was commenting about the continuous charges of racism streaming out of Matthews and Maddow during the MSNBC run-up to and coverage of the Republican National Convention.

    On the same show, Mr. Myers also made the specific charge that MSNBC did not seem to have any adult supervision and was operating without any standards whatsoever.

  301. What Clint Eastwood said is a big deal: that Obama "maybe not so nice" a guy because of his ads permalink
    September 1, 2012 12:49 am

    One of the most important things that Clint Eastwood had to say on Thursday night really has not been criticized or even noticed, and it strikes directly at one of the key factors of Barack Obama’s electability.

    Right before his “Make my day” audience participation sign-off, Clint said this:
    “We don’t have to be — what I’m saying, we do not have to be me[n]tal masochists and vote for somebody that we don’t really even want in office just because they seem to be nice guys or maybe not so nice guys, if you look at some of the recent ads going out there, I don’t know.

  302. Obama’s Campaign Blunder — Doesn't Confirming Eastwood’s Image of an “Empty Chair Presidency” with their own photo of the “Empty Chair President” set up an ongoing campaign theme for the Romney Campaign, the GOP and/or the “PACs” ????? permalink
    September 1, 2012 9:33 am

    The Obama campaign was quick to respond to Clint Eastwood’s empty chair roast of Barack Obama with a photo of the back of his presidential chair – with Obama in it and the words: “This seat’s taken”. Doesn’t that beg the response, “Not really!”

    How does hi-lighting the “Empty Chair President” sitting in the Oval Office rebut the image of Eastwood’s “Empty Chair President” on the stage of the Republican National Convention in any way?

    Note to the Romney Campaign and/or the Independent anti–Obama PACs: Multiple images of an “Empty Chair Presidency” would seem like a good line of attack to bring home a message of Obama’s lack of leadership and failed presidency.

  303. President Obama announces "Nation Building" here in America; and that he has plans to treat veterans as a new welfare class. Is Obama trying to buy-off the military and treat the rest of us like a defeated nation? permalink
    September 1, 2012 3:26 pm

    Yesterday at Fort Bliss in Texas, President Obama marked the second anniversary of his announcement of the end of combat in Iraq by thanking the nation’s service-men and
    -women and vowing to change this upcoming generation of American veterans into a special new welfare class. Today, in his weekly Saturday address, President Obama promised to focus on “nation-building here at home”; while meantime the clock keeps ticking-down toward a disastrous sequester of funds for both the active military and for veterans. What a one, two, three punch for the U.S. military, its loyal members and the nation. From the looks of it, this could easily be described as a stick, a carrot and a mostly empty trough, for now.

    This is the scariest thing I’ve yet seen and/or heard in this three-plus (3+) years of this Obama regime. The President’s September 1, 2012 formulation (yes, that’s from today’s address), “As we turn the page on a decade of war, it’s time to do some nation-building here at home,” is nothing less than a promise to radicalize American under the watchful eye of a compliant military establishment, whose institutional needs and entitlement benefits are the price of compliance.

    Make no mistake, “Nation Building” in America is a military mission to fully pacify a defeated nation after organized resistance has been broken. As with all “Nation Building,” this will have two components, maintaining security against any remaining insurgents or dissenters and establishing a new socio-economic political order under the watchful eyes of all forces engaged in maintaining security at the various levels of government and society.

    The left and left-wing politicians like President Obama only love soldiers, Marines, sailors and airmen when they can be used to help subjugate the rest of the population or as a source to populate an always growing victim class with special grievances that need immediate amelioration. What else would you expect from Obama, the crypto-radical leftist extremist?

    After hearing all of this, one must ask the question whether President Obama looks like he will voluntarily give up power if he is not re-elected this November.

  304. Obama Surrogate Governor Martin O’Malley perfectly frames the only thing that matters in the 2012 Election: “...without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before...” permalink
    September 3, 2012 10:00 am

    Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gave the following answer to this question posed to him on “Face the Nation” yesterday:

    —- Do you believe people are better off than they were four years ago?

    “No, but that’s not the question of this election,” O’Malley responded on FTN . ” … without a doubt, we are not as well off as we were before George Bush brought us the Bush job losses, the Bush recession, the Bush deficits, the series of desert wars charged for the first time to the national credit card.”

    Also yesterday, David Plouffe, a top adviser to President Obama, would not say yes or no in answer to the question of whether Americans are better off than they were four years ago.

    Today, however, Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said Americans are “absolutely” better off than they were four years ago. And of course, O’Malley’s soundbite didn’t sound so good to the Obama Campaign, even though President Obama made almost the exactly same statement during an ABC News interview last October. So today on CNN, O’malley retooled his remarks and said: “We are clearly better off as a country because we’re now creating jobs rather than losing them.”

    Just so you can tell your friends, here’s what Barack Obama said on ABC last October:
    “Well I don’t think they [Americans] are better off than they were four years ago,” Obama said at the time. “They’re not better off than they were before Lehman’s collapse, before the financial crisis, before this extraordinary recession that we’re going through.”

    And so it goes…. according to Obama and the Democrats, “We are not better off…” but the glass is only half empty; – OR – “We are better off…” but the glass is only half full – AND – Of course, “Don’t forget, George Bush, George Bush, George Bush…!!!”.

  305. Obama on Obama: On the economy his mark should be an "Incomplete" permalink
    September 4, 2012 1:05 pm

    Yesterday, when asked what grade he’d give himself on his handling of the economy, President Obama oddly answered, “…INCOMPLETE….”

    Ask yourself, why after almost a full first term on the job is the BEST grade that a usually not very humble Barack Obama can put on his handling of the economy an “INCOMPLETE”?

    Tweak that a bit and ask yourself, why after almost a full first term in office is THE BEST SPIN that a usually verbally nimble Barack Obama can put on his handling of the economy the rather negative sounding “INCOMPLETE”?

    Was this, as has been suggested by some Obama supporters, a rare moment of candor? Or, more likely, is this a pivot to a new line of defense against or attack on the “Are you better off…” questions being raised by the Romney campaign?

    The bigger the picture, the more we think the answer might be the former — and THAT is truly an ominous BIG DEAL — requiring a lot of clarification from Obama and his campaign — and a BIG rebuttal from Romney and his campaign. To the extent we see Obama’s being focused on his campaign where it stands right now, then it’s more likely that the latter would be what’s going on. And that’s a routine campaign tactic that can be beaten back by Romney’s campaign just staying on message. Oh! — and of course, somebody needs to point out that a President’s seeking re-election and claiming a grade of “INCOMPLETE” is really a President who is trying to avoid the grade of “UNSATISFACTORY,” which the rest of the country believes he deserves for his handling of the economy.

  306. Big California Democrat has no shame for comparing GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan to Nazi's Big-Liar, Josef Goebbels permalink
    September 4, 2012 3:36 pm

    Yesterday, while speaking to reporters at a breakfast of California’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention, State Chairman John Burton said of Romney and Ryan, “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie … [just like] Joseph Goebbels, it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it.”

    Specifically, referring to his own version of Ryan’s comments about the closing of a GM plant while Barack Obama was president, Burton said that the Republican vice presidential nominee told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”

    In response to criticisms of his reference to the Romney ticket as using Nazi “Big Lie” tactics, Chairman Burton said that he never used the word “Nazi” and made a tepid apology to any Republicans who might have been offended by his reference to the Republican ticket’s use of “Big Lies” in their campaign. When people had complained that Governor Jerry Brown had used the same charge against GOP Candidate Meg Whitman in 2010, Burton shrugged it off as something that needed to be done.

    • Ted Strickland tells his own "Big Lies" about MItt Romney and everything that is not part of Obama's narrative permalink
      September 4, 2012 11:28 pm

      Former Governor of Ohio gave out a healthy does of lies and then said the other guys are liars

      The the tenor of the former Governor of Ohio’s speech is encapsulated in quotes like this, “The auto industry is standing today. The middle class is standing today. Ohio is standing today. America is standing strong today.That’s what happens when you have a president who stands up for average working people. President Barack Obama stood up for us, and now by God we will stand up for him….”; and smashing Romney like this, “Now, Mitt Romney, he lives by a different code. To him, American workers are just numbers on a spreadsheet. To him, all profits are created equal, whether made on our shores or off. That’s why companies Romney invested in were dubbed ‘outsourcing pioneers’ “; and even worse, “If he had had his way, devastation would have cascaded from Michigan to Ohio and across the nation. Mitt Romney never saw the point of building something when he could profit from tearing it down.” That’s just too many lies to count easily.

      On other fronts Strickland goes back to stenographic Obama Campaign demagoguery, “On what he’s saying about the president’s policy for welfare to work, he’s lying. Simple as that. On his tax returns, he’s hiding. You have to wonder, just what is so embarrassing that he’s gone to such great lengths to bury the truth? Whatever he’s doing to avoid taxes, can it possibly be worse than the Romney-Ryan tax plan that would have sliced Mitt’s total tax rate to less than one percent?” He must have given all that with a wink and a nod.

      His conclusion is contains a stentorian repetition of what went before: “My friends, there is a true choice in this election. Barack Obama is betting on the American worker. Mitt Romney is betting on a Bermuda shell corporation. Barack Obama saved the American auto industry. Mitt Romney saved on his taxes. Barack Obama is an economic patriot. Mitt Romney is an outsourcing pioneer. My friends, the stakes are too high, the differences too stark to sit this one out….”

      Strickland’s speech is nothing but a throaty repeat of Obama’s campaign to date and a road map of what the rest of the campaign will be.

  307. Michelle Obama's DNC Speech: Remember, she's the same person who in 2008 said she wasn't proud of America until Barack Obama started campaigning for President permalink
    September 5, 2012 12:28 pm

    All across the airwaves, the internet, print and social media there is praise of the greatness of the speech of “the most popular person in American politics,” the First Lady Michelle Obama. Of course, you might say that’s just the main stream media and Obama fanatics uncritically going all-in and buying-in to the hype and the hankies (during Michelle Obama’s speech at the DNC there were so many tearful eyes in the crowd, one wonders if the AC weren’t being laced with pepper spray). However, even the critics on Fox News were somewhat impressed, but that’s because they failed to tie-in Michelle Obama’s speech last night to things she’s done and said before. Sometimes there’s just too much of a “memory hole” when it comes to the Obama’s, husband and wife.

    During last night’s speech that clearly was intended to elevate the country’s view of President Obama, the wife of the President described several instances that demonstrated “the very best of the American spirit.” She continued with, “Every day, the people I meet inspire me. Every day they make me proud. Every day they remind me how blessed we are to live in the greatest nation on earth. *** Serving as your first lady is an honor and a privilege. But, back when we first came together four years ago, I still had some concerns about this journey we’d begun.” Was she perhaps remembering her own gaffe that almost sank the President early in the 2008 Obama campaign? Maybe, she remembered that, but it’s not what she was talking about last night…but it is what we will point out, right now.

    Twice on a single day early in 2008, Michelle Obama clearly said that she hadn’t been proud of America until what she saw happening with the Obama Campaign. Speaking in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 18, 2008, future-First Lady Michelle Obama said, “…for the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country because it feels like hope is finally making a comeback.” Later on the same day at Madison, Wisconsin, Michelle Obama said, “Let me tell you something. For the first time in my adult lifetime, I’m really proud of my country, and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change.” Although those remarks were kicked back and forth for a few news cycles, the Obama’s were allowed to walk-it-back without much further ado.

    There’s a lot of what Michelle Obama says that doesn’t add up if you look at what the words actually are and actually mean, but don’t expect the main stream media or even most Obama critics to do that for you. For example, in her speech last night, Michelle Obama said that four years ago she didn’t want some things to change – that she loved her life with her husband and the girls the way it was. That’s very sweet and engaging, but remember, that’s also back around the time when she first became proud of her country… “really” proud of her country — at age 44 first proud of America, because of the Obama campaign and its promise of change.

    After all the hype and the hankies and the tears, Michelle Obama’s speeches, both last night and four years ago, have to be put side by side to see that her jive don’t jibe, except for one thing — if it’s about Barack Obama and “his promise of hope and change” it’s good and a source of pride; if it’s not in line with that vision, it’s “chatter and noise” that should not be a distraction from what Obama is really trying to do —

    Just what does that mean? Well try this on, from Michelle’s speech at the DNC last night: “Because for Barack, success isn’t about how much money you make. It is about the difference you make in people’s lives” — that’s the standard that Michelle and Barack Obama intend to apply to everybody, then everybody can be a proud American in Barack Obama’s America.

    • Michelle Obama's speech contained its own "Big Lies" about her husband, the President permalink
      September 5, 2012 7:57 pm

      Yes, even First lady Michelle Obama engaged in a few “Big Lies” during her Democratic Party Convention speech last night. As is often the case, when the lies have a compound or repetitive quality, their significance multiplies.

      Here are a few of Big Mama Obama’s back to back whoppers as an example:

      “I love that we can trust Barack to do what he says he’s going to do, even when it’s hard – especially when it’s hard.”

      “I love that for Barack, there is no such thing as ‘us’ and ‘them’ – he doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat, a Republican, or none of the above…he knows that we all love our country…and he’s always ready to listen to good ideas…”

      The two quotes above contain about four or five demonstrable falsehoods.

      The first, is the most important. Michelle Obama had some of her own examples in mind to be sure, but they didn’t involve the biggest issue in the last election and now this election, handling the economy. Going into the 2008 election with John McCain and deep into the 2008 economic meltdown, Barack Obama said he wanted the job as President in exactly the circumstances that were being presented at that time. And Barack Obama also made a commitment to turn thins around with the nation’s economic problems during his first term, or else he would be held responsible and be a one-term president. Yes, that was a hard commitment; in fact it was one that’s been especially hard to keep. And it’s on this point alone that Barack Obama didn’t do the most important thing that he was elected to do.

      The First Lady’s lines about “for Barack, there is no such thing as ‘us’ and ‘them’…” and the rest is down right laughable. Did Michelle Obama miss the debt ceiling debate and all the “us and them” about the position of the “radicle” Tea Party Caucus? Has she missed the first three months of the Obama anti-Romney campaign? After several months of personally approved ads and hundreds of millions spent to destroy Mitt Romney as a person, and now daily speeches telling audiences what a Romney-Ryan budget would mean and how “we need to stop that”, how can anyone pretend that Barack Obama doesn’t think in terms of “us” and “them”?

  308. Divine Intervention? Was the very mysterious 2/3 "affirmative" voice vote to put "God" and "Jerusalem..." back into the Democrat Platform actually the hand of ....... Obama? permalink
    September 5, 2012 5:08 pm

    On a “motion from the floor” (or from some “Higher Authority”), the DNC amended the 2012 Democratic Party Platform by a 2/3 “voice vote” to put “God” and Jerusalem as the capital of Israel back into the Democratic platform, from which it had mysteriously been removed.

    Why the Democrats had originally taken the mention of “God” and “Jerusalem…” out of the 2012 Democratic Party Platform is not clear. What is clear is that 2/3 of the delegates present and voting on the amendment DID NOT VOTE to put the problematic language about “God” and “Jerusalem…” back into the Democrat Party Platform. In essence, the Chair of the 2012 Democratic Convention by fiat decided to put “God” and “Jerusalem…” back into the party platform.

  309. Romney-Ryan and the GOP have a chance to steal last night's DNC " thunder" by a lightning-quick response permalink
    September 6, 2012 1:34 am

    About a third of the DNC delegates booed “God” and “Jerusalem…” early last evening.

    Sandra Fluke made the GOP “War on Women” seem as threatening to her and other women as Elizabeth Warren made large bank lobbyists appear in their opposition to The Consumer Financial Protection