The Gateway (Gate Consults for Storobin Edition)
On Friday, I linked the attached article (from the same day) on my Facebook page, wherein David Storobin made the case for how strong a State Senate candidate he’d be in the Warsaw Ghetto constructed by the State Senate Republicans (even though his own community had been divided in such a manner that they were envying Gaul its good luck). Along with the link I made this is snide comment: “Hey schmuck:
I should have added that, in the Super-Jewish seat he could count on Orthodox support in neither the primary nor the general.
Well, either he took my words to heart, or great minds think alike, because two different extremely reliable sources have told me that they’ve heard from multiple GOP sources that Storobin is running for Assembly in the 45th.
CHN on Storobin: "We feel kind of bad for David. Not only was his personal life mercilessly beaten on during his Senate special election campaign..."
With Obama on the ballot and a strong Orthodox presence in the district, the GOP might win here no matter who the Dems run, but, as the Jews like to say about chicken soup, a little borsht couldn't hurt. Ben Akselrod May Challenge Steve Cymbrowitz in The Democratic Primary www.politicker.com
Given who’s represented this Senate district in recent years, I suppose leaving it unoccupied would not be so bad, and Sanders is the virtual reality version of a vacancy. James Sanders Takes Formal Step Towards State Senate Run www.politicker.com
Brooklyn GOP Harbors Sick Bigoted Spewers of Hate (Part 57):
There are those of you out there that think that this story is not important - and I would tend to agree. However, when taken as just another part of the Obama narrative, I feel that it gives us all valuable insight into the President's non-American upbringing.
This administration refuses to allow capitalism to work. They refuse to allow American companies to drill for oil. They refuse to prosecute the racist Black Panther organization which intimidated voters in 2008 and, most recently, put a bounty out on an American citizen's head...
...There is a thing called American Culture, and this President, along with the leftists he surrounds himself with, do not subscribe to it or even acknowledge its existence..."
Bob Turner, Marty Golden, David Storobin, Craig Eaton: do you have the integrity to repudiate this man's views?
If not, do you at least have the guts to say that this is what your party really stands for? Brooklyn GOP Radio: Obama: Dog Meat Is Tough brooklyngopradio.blogspot.com
Just to cleanse our palates; here's a lovely reminder of the days when the GOP was the Party of the followers of Lincoln, rather than the followers of George Lincoln Rockwell. Hendrik Hertzberg: What Republicans Once Were www.newyorker.com
Never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity or even just prevent one. Hamas Wouldn’t Honor a Treaty, Top Leader Says forward.com
Slate recalls a profound and lovely moment with Levon:
...in a rare unguarded moment in a bar with Scorsese, the clack of pool cues audible in the background, Helm smokes a cigarette as he describes, in an unhurried Delta drawl that’s the precise opposite of Scorsese’s rapid-fire New York patter, the confluence of American music styles in the region of the country he hails from. He sounds shyly prideful a...s he enumerates the musical giants that have come from the Delta—Carl Perkins, Muddy Waters, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Bo Diddley—and remembers a local show from his childhood called the Midnight Ramble that would include traveling acts like “Walcott’s Rabbit’s-Foot Minstrels.” (Late in his life, the Midnight Ramble would be the name of the combination jam session and musical salon Helm hosted for many years in his Woodstock barn.) “Bluegrass or country music, if it comes down to that area and mixes with the rhythm, and if it dances, then you’ve got a combination of all those different kinds of music,” Helms explains in that soft, scratchy-briar voice that gave every song he sang the time-worn sound of an American traditional. Scorsese, off-screen, wonders: “What’s it called then?” With a surprised laugh and a look that says, ‘isn’t it obvious, man?,’ Helms answers, “Rock and roll.” Levon Helm and The Last Waltz: Why the late musician hated Scorcese’s film. www.slate.com
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