The Gateway (Cramming for Cranbrook Edition)
I would be the last to minimize the fact that the President couldn't hit 60% in the West Virginia primary against an incarcerated felon.
But the results mostly speak to what happens in elections no one any longer cares about.
Let us not forget that Ron Paul recently logged victories in caucuses and other delegate selection events in Nevada, Maine, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Alaska, Iowa, Minnesota and Washington, after Mitt Romney was already the presumptive nominee.
While he seems otherwise committed to the abolition of Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal, I now can't think about Mitt without saying "Bully."
Romney: Back in high school, I did some dumb things & if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize. I participated in a lot of hijinks and pranks during high school and some might have gone too far and for that, I apologize.
Just when you thought there was nothing that could make the State Senate Dems look even more ridiculous, it appears that they dodged a bullet named Ydanis (or perhaps we should be calling Rodriguez a burning rag).
This item about The Ghosts of Burning Rags Past is posted here for the colossal chutzpah of Diane Savino complaining about four Democratic State Senators “kneecapping” the Democratic Party Conference.
It is also included for Eric Adams quote at the end, which is included to shock his admirers into thinking "say what?!?"
An Orthodox Jew who sends out Easter Cards from the “Kruger Family” (which consists of three Catholic Italian-Americans).
An Orthodox Jew who loves salsiccia. Carl Kruger and Company Want to Do Their Time In Otisville www.cityandstateny.com
In the absence of any political intervention, it would have been utterly predictable that Ulster County authorities, confronted with two application to its Board of Health from competing entities claiming to have authority over a summer camp, were going to issue the permit to the group they had dealt with for years rather than to the new clamant.
Which they did in the end anyway.
This was what was going to happen all along, unless an inspection found the camp unfit for human habitation (a far more likely possibility than a permit being issued to the new applicant).
Between the Hasids this fight was only about power. There were no white hats on either side (perhaps not the best choice of words).
Vito Lopez raised the stakes by making it look to the Zalis that the authorities could be bent to his will by use of his awesome power.
Nydia Velazquez then jumped in on behalf of her allies, helping to elevate the appearance that this was simply about who had the most power.
In the end, a victory for the perception of baksheesh.
But a wise Hasidic friend agrees with Orthodox Pundit that not only has imbroglio made allying with Lopez look more appealing, but energies a vote for Dilan from a group that now has reason to be enthused about backing a Latino.
That being said, I think Orthopund overstates the numbers.
Past performance indicates a 65/35 split between the factions, and I think the Aronis are now also energized and loaded for Sholem Bear. Assemblyman Vito Lopez wins control of four upstate Hasidic summer camps www.nypost.com
Although I think she took a couple of bad votes, I don't think one can fairly call Velazquez, whose record has been largely pro-Israel, an "anti-Zionist."
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