Scott, like all the Manhattan Beep candidates last year, promised to do more with the office than Clara did. Granted that this is very low hurdle to jump, I'm wondering how he's doing. The standard measure of how well a new elected is doing is the first 100 days, well, this week Scott will have had 300.
We know that post Charter Revision, the Beeps have very little power and in the Mayor Mike Era, the Beep's budgets were seriously cut. Thus, it might be difficult to accomplish even the same amount that Clara did (which would be, basically, nothing).
1) Who is Adam Green and where did he come from? I've been very amused by the LunchBox and look forward to it each day. But, I repeat, who is he and where did he come from? Was he lurking on the blogs since the Politicker was the only game in town, only to recently reveal himself? Is he related to John Stewart? Does he think maybe it's time for a haircut? Is he really a computer generated character, a 21st Century Max Headroom if you will, created by Gur? Hmmm, maybe he's the elusive Gatemouth? I must know! (and not just cuz I have a little crush going on).
I had an odd experience at work on Friday. After talking to a member of the administrative staff about a project, we started chatting about current events. We got on the subject of politics, which, naturally, led to the whole Foley congressional page story. During the conversation I mentioned that there are Southern Christians who won't like this scandal and the GOP cover-up and that some of them will stay home on election day, which will be good for the Democrats.
Almost six months ago I tried to tap into the wealth of knowledge of the Room 8 community to find out what the "Also-Rans" of 2005 were doing now. I didn't get many answers. I thought maybe now that readership has increased, I’d try again.
This edition of Subway Reading, obviously, doesn’t feature the pixilated face of the reader, because I have no idea who the reader (or readers) was. This is because in addition to paying attention what people are reading on the subway, sometimes I pick up pamphlets and such that are left by people on the seats on the train. Usually they are “you can be saved” nonsense, but occasionally I find something interesting.
I’m one of those people on the subway who’s always looking to see what my fellow riders are reading. Once I saw someone reading the exact same edition of Lolita that I was; that was the coolest example.
On the L train this morning I saw a real gem sitting right in front of where I was standing. As my "smart" phone doesn't look like a camera, I snapped a few shots of the pamphlet and then the reader after she put it away (a guy sat next to her and seemed to be as curious, but not as subtle, as I; she acted uncomfortable as she put it in her purse).
(More Pictures at the End)
In the comments of a recent post I was accused by a blogger on this site who shall remain nameless, of being a one-issue voter. I take serious issue with unjust accusation. On the occasion of the sixth month anniversary of Room 8 (the first post was by Jerry on March 23rd (not including bios for the site’s pioneers) the official launch was announced on the Politicker a few days later), I’d like to take the opportunity to debunk this insult with a semi-retrospective of my work.
This week, in Rock's endorsement of Jeanine for AG, I left a detailed comment on why he was ignorant regarding reasons for the LGBT Community, by and large, now supporting Andrew for AG. In his reply, Rock made several statements which I considered to be lies. So, I called him on it. (Incidentally, the bulk of the other responses agreed with my take and criticized Rock's reasons for endorsing Jeanine.) (The link is here.)
People who know who I am, including, I suspect, Sean Patrick Maloney, know that I did not personally support him for A.G. My club endorsed him and he personally asked for my support twice, which I declined. I'm not going to go into the reasons why I didn't support him, but I swear that I never once did anything to hinder his run or prevent my club from going all out to help his campaign.
Here's a little informal poll:
Which is more pathetic?I'm not talking about politics, i.e., would Republicans vote for a moderate New York governor (no). Or whom do you agree with more. I am talking about each of these guys personally, and their résumés and accomplishments. From that standpoint, which one is a bigger loser? The choice might be obvious, but in any case, here's my analysis.a) John running for president in '08; or
In mid-June, I read on one of these blogs that Jeanine was going to march in the LGBT Pride Parade with the Log Sodom Republicans. Wondering about her stance on the bell-weather LGBT Issue of the day—same-sex civil marriage (not that it should be, but it is)—I went to her website. Finding nothing there of any help, I emailed her campaign.
I was polite and non-confrontational; it was via the webform on her site, so I don't have a copy, but it was words to the effect of "I read that Ms. Pirro is marching in the LGBT Pride Parade. I was wondering where she stood on same-sex marriage."
I never got a reply. I did, however, get on her mailing list! Today (um, more than two months later) I got this email: