With sun's warmth wasted on a stone,
XIII. The Route to the North
Gray the cloud-like oaks
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.(more)
HILLARY SOPRANO AND ANOTHER "TAINTED" DEMOCRATIC FUNDRAISER" ??
Another Clinton fundraiser has financial woes -- Newsday.com
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 .............
THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
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.
STATE OF NEW YORK
CONTACT: Christine Anderson
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."
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.
New on www.cityhallnews.com: No Mutiny from Quinn's Congestion Picks
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STATE OF NEW YORK
CONTACT: Christine Anderson
HILLARY SOPRANO AND HER FELLOW DEMOCRATS "TAINTED" CONTRIBUTIONS.
The Daily Politics: NY Pols Awash in Hsu Money
Quinn Returning Hsu Money Too [UPDATE: SO'S EVERYONE ELSE] | The New York Observer
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'
"Special Operations Warriors Foundation" WWW.SPECIALOPS.ORG
Now please repeat after me.
AUGUST 30, 2007
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
“My heartfelt condolences continue to go out to Mr. Arzu’s fiancée, his