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With sun's warmth wasted on a stone,
To pick up even the quickening of windAs it sits there like an eventual
Close at the end of distance the two ChoseAgainst this sky no longer of our world.



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XIII. The Route to the North
into early blooming. Then, the inevitable blizzardFrom point to point of meaning—open? closed?—
Toward something that the world is pointing towardToward something that the world is pointing toward



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Gray the cloud-like oaks
With my foot the supple ball, for perhapsSuddenly, in a savage, dreadful bend,
Wind, sleet. The branches sway,Archangel Winter, darkness on his back



50 Cent: "It would be nice to see a woman be the actual president; this is a way for us to have Bill Clinton be president again"

via the Politico

"I'd like to see Hillary Clinton be president. It would be nice to see a woman be the actual president and ... this is a way for us to have Bill Clinton be president again, and he did a great job during his term," says the rapper 50 Cent, perhaps a bit off the campaign's message.
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HILLARY SOPRANO AND ANOTHER "TAINTED" DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER" ??

HILLARY SOPRANO AND ANOTHER "TAINTED" DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER" ??

Another Clinton fundraiser has financial woes -- Newsday.com
www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/ny-usfund035357576sep03,0,5042938.story

One has to ask the question, why do people who have problems want to raise millions of dollars for Hillary Soprano and other candidates running for office ?

Whats in it for them ?

Jack Abramoff became the poster boy for everything that was wrong in Washington.

The democrats screamed and screamed that a change was needed.

It seems that the change was from Jack Abramoff to Howard Hsu, Hank Morris, and others who help the Democrats gain power, and with power comes .............



NYC Income and Poverty: Recovering from the Early 1990s

In honor of Labor Day, I have appended the latest median household income and poverty data from the American Community Survey (for New York City, the boroughs and the U.S.) to the attached spreadsheets showing this data over the long term. I have data going back to 1970 for poverty (actually 1969, because the census asked about income the year before), and back to 1949 for median household income, so this presents a longer-term view than what you might have read in the newspaper. Certainly this is a different city, and a different country, than it was in 1969, when the city hit its highest payroll employment level, and 1950, when most historians believe New York City reached its pinnacle of national importance. Over that length of time, national economic changes overwhelm in importance anything specific to New York, and inflation makes dollar figures meaningless – the U.S. median household income was $2,619 in 1949, and a penny was actually worth something. By comparing New York City to the national average at each point, however, we can see how New York City residents have fared relative to the rest of the country. And the data show that the average New Yorker, in the time between 1999 and 2006, finally recovered from the early 1990s recession, though remaining worse off, relatively, than in the city’s pre-1970s heydays.



A LABOR DAY MESSAGE FROM GOVERNOR ELIOT SPITZER

STATE OF NEW YORK
EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNORFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 2, 2007

CONTACT: Christine Anderson
canderson@chamber.state.ny.us
212 681.4640
518.474.8418



Just Wondering....

Tonight I've been hanging out with some friends who are very political and knowledgeable. Somehow we got on the topic of Betsy Gotbaum's ridiculous potential run for mayor.

This led us to talk about how bad she looks, which segued into how old she is. I thought she was in her early 70s. My first friend said she was in her 60s but she could be 69. The second said, "I think she's around 64, but just looks bad." The last one said, "I don't know or care how old she is, but I think she looks like an Apple Doll."



A Horsecar for Prospect Park

Following a link from Gotham Gazette, I found that the Center for an Urban Future has released a report on free outer borough tourist “trolleys” such as the Heart of Brooklyn trolley running around Prospect Park. The report can be found here http://www.nycfuture.org/images_pdfs/pdfs/ABumpyRide.pdf . Brooklyn’s trolley gets riders around the park and to the Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Museum of Art and over to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum. The report finds that the trolleys have added little to the attendance at these institutions, and blames infrequent service and poor marketing. The group is also concerned that the Brooklyn trolley rarely has more than a few passengers on board, and given that it only gets six miles per gallon, it is a poor environmental choice per passenger. The group suggests replacing the vehicles with more fuel efficient models, increasing signage and marketing, and running the service more frequently (even though it is currently underutilized). As a person who has trouble thinking inside the box, needless to say I have a more radical suggestion.



THOMPSON ATTENDS WEST INDIAN AMERICAN DAY CARNIVAL PARADE BREAKFAST

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New on www.cityhallnews.com: No Mutiny from Quinn's Congestion Picks

New on www.cityhallnews.com: No Mutiny from Quinn's Congestion Picks

New on www.cityhallnews.com

An in-depth look at the politicians, staffers and issues shaping New York. www.cityhallnews.com
August 31, 2007

  • Web Exclusive: No Mutiny Expected from Quinn's Congestion Pricing Picks
  • Still Up: Steamroller Joe, Bloomberg Kids
  • Also in the news...


  • GOVERNOR SPITZER LAUNCHES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR ?LABOR-ON WHEELS? PROGRAM

    STATE OF NEW YORK
    EXECUTIVE CHAMBER
    ELIOT SPITZER, GOVERNORFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    August 31, 2007

    CONTACT: Christine Anderson
    canderson@chamber.state.ny.us
    212 681.4640
    518.474.8418



    HILLARY SOPRANO AND HER FELLOW DEMOCRATS "TAINTED" CONTRIBUTIONS.

    HILLARY SOPRANO AND HER FELLOW DEMOCRATS "TAINTED" CONTRIBUTIONS.

    The Daily Politics: NY Pols Awash in Hsu Money
    www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2007/08/ny_pols_awash_in_hsu_money.html

    Quinn Returning Hsu Money Too [UPDATE: SO'S EVERYONE ELSE] | The New York Observer
    www.observer.com/2007/quinn-returning-hsu-money

    It seems that you all have a lot of "TAINTED CONTRIBUTIONS", and are looking for a charity to give the money to.

    May I suggest the two below.

    "NAVY SEAL WARRIOR FUND'
    WWW.SEALFUND.ORG

    "Special Operations Warriors Foundation" WWW.SPECIALOPS.ORG

    Now please repeat after me.



    SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ EXPECTS INDICTMENT IN SHOOTING DEATH OF FERMIN ARZU

    AUGUST 30, 2007
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    SENATOR REV. RUBEN DIAZ EXPECTS INDICTMENT IN SHOOTING DEATH OF FERMIN ARZU

    New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz (D-Bronx) is pleased to learn
    that within the next few days, Bronx District Attorney Robert Johnson may
    release findings from his investigation of the killing of Mr. Fermin Arzu.
    Senator Rev. Diaz is expecting an indictment against New York City Police
    Officer Raphael Lora who shot Mr. Arzu in the back on May 18, 2007.

    “My heartfelt condolences continue to go out to Mr. Arzu’s fiancée, his
    children, his family and his friends,” said Senator Rev. Diaz. “I hope and



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