Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Who is behind this Citizen for change? Vince Guido, Joe Toscano, and Jim Quigley. Now apparently Jim Quigly has hired Joe Toscano as a political consultant, he would of been better off hiring my cat. Not for nothing, Mr. Quigley is a very successful businessman who led a one man effort to defeat the Ulster County charter and was nearly successfulin doing so. So why he hired a dud like Toscano is beyond me. The Citizens for change had their campaign kickoff at their headquarters on Albany avenue and all five of them showed up, probably working on Don Wise's concession speech.
Woerner, meanwhile has picked up some significant endorsements from Congressman Maurice Hinchey, U.C. Sheriff Paul Vn Blarcum and Robert Reynolds, President of the town of Ulster PBA. I hear there is another significant endorsement coming out this Friday.
While I'm talking about the town of Ulster, please make sure you vote on Nov.6th for Nick Woerner for Supervisor, Ed Alieo for Town Justice, as well as the rest of the Dem ticket. ROW A.
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Mrs. DeGroodt, and other private citizens (J.B.) will not be attacked on this blog, she is not running for public office and not a public figure. She is however, a nice woman who happens to be supporting Holley Carnright for d.a., while I disagree with her on that, that is her right and privilege to support who she wishes. My sincere apology to her and other private citizens who have been attacked on this blog by anonymous bloggers. The simple fact is I get 30 to 40 comments on different stories a day and I simply can't go through each one individually. However, I do the best I can.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
"This is what happens when people refuse to accept the status quo"
- Mike Hein, Ulster County Adimistartor
County Executive Michael Hein? That seems to be looking more and more of a reality these days, with Hein wrapping up his second fiscally sound budget as county administrator. Mr. Hein's tireless efforts in cooperation with Chairman David Donaldson and the Ulster county legislature have produced a budget for 2008 with the lowest tax increase in over a decade! With a mere 3.65% increase. Mr. Hein and the democratic majority should be commended for their work.
The budget in an effort to make government more open and available to the people is available online at : http://www.ulstercountyny.gov/
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
New England W
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Th second annual KPA telethon is going on this weekend with the station raising funds to keep it alive. It's bad enough at this point the station is barley hanging on for dear life. The station has made progress and now has a commission that is trying to do the best that it can. I encourage people to watch and call in this weekend and donate money for a good cause. The number is 845-338-4562 On a side note there is going to be karaoke on Monday night and 6th Ward Aldermadic candidate Robert Gillon tells me he will be singing 1968 Beatles hits at 9:15 pm, tune in.
The WKNY Mayoral debate took place today and thankfully I missed it. I'm honestly a little bored with that race, it's already been decided for months now. Of course, Rich Cahill's alter ego, the imaginary "Chris", claims Cahill was the winner. Somehow I doubt that.
Finally, The Kingst'Onion is closing shop and I'm sorry to see the blog go. It's humorous and cutting edge political satire have made it a must read. The blog is closing down because like many they're upset about the unusual nasty tone of this political season. Hopefully the blog's closing is only a temporary thing. Looks like in the mean time Mr. Fusfeld will have to find a new favorite blog.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Jonathan Sennett's experience as a tough prosecutor in the Bronx and a seasoned defense attorney in the Hudson Valley make him the best choice for Ulster County District Attorney.
2.) SUNDAY AFTERNOON - 2 - 4 pm House Party at Marbletown Home of Marti and Lenny Green. Food by John Novi of DuPey Canal House! Please join Jon and a bevy of incredible local artists including Mary Louise Wilson, TONY AWARD WINNER!! (Last year, Grey Gardens!), Joe Tripolo, Susan Richards, Kim Wozencraft and many others!! Suggested donation is $40 or $75 for two!
Why are they doing this? I'm not sure. It could be that they're pandering to Kingston Mayor Jim Sottile and the large Kingston readership. However, Sennett has a large base of support in Kingston so that seems unlikely. Maybe, the Freeman fears change? They did endorse Elliot Spitzer for Governor last year so that also seems like an odd explanation. Maybe it's a small combination of both, who knows. The fact of the matter is that Jonathan Sennett will be the next district attorney of Ulster County and he will bring forth a positive change to the criminal justice system that we have not witnessed since Elliot Spitzer was elected as our Attorney General.
CHANGE, REFORM, JUSTICE FOR ALL, this is the type of salty language that makes political editor Hugh Reynolds and many others uncomfortable. It shouldn't have to, please join me in electing a bold, fearless, Spitzer type leader on November 6th.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The 13th Annual Friends of Marc Molinaro Spaghetti Dinner is just around the corner. This event has gotten so big, they're having it twice! The first is on October 21 at the VFW in Ghent and our annual event in Tivoli will be held:
Friday, Nov. 2, 2007
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tivoli Masonic Lodge, North Road
Monday, October 15, 2007
The DA’s race with be three way with Sennett, Republican Holley Carnright and Conservative Vincent Bradley, Jr.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
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Interestingly enough 42 visits yesterday came from the District of Columbia
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Saturday, October 13, 2007
A newly created panel charged with determining whether judicial candidates in the region are qualified has given its stamp of approval to the Democratic Candidate for Kingston city judge. The Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission reviewing candidates in the state's Third Judicial District said it rated Judge James Gilpatric as QUALIFIED. This is a big boost to Gilpatric, who has been a judge longer than his GOP opponnet has been an attorney.
Press Release click here ---> Judge Gilpatric rated QualifiedI was also browsing Judge Gilpatric's website and he has a very impressive resume :
Ulster County Magistrates Association (2002 President)
Ulster County Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
New York State Association of City Court Judges
Professional Affiliations & Civic Activities:
2003 to present - Member of Executive Committee of Ulster County Housing Consortium
2001 to present - Member of Ulster County Mental Health Community Services Board
1998 to present - Substance Abuse Sub-Committee of Ulster County Mental Health Community Services Board; Member of Committee; Chairperson since 1/2000
1995-1997 & 2002-2004, 2006 - Ulster County Student Mock Trial Competition - Trial Judge
1994 - Kingston-Ulster Economic Development Zone Application Committee Member1
993 to present - Rural Ulster Preservation Company; Member of Board of Directors - Past Secretary
1992-1993 - Ulster County Bar Association; Member of Board of Directors
1991-1992 - Ulster County Chapter of American Red Cross - Member of Board of Directors
1990-1993 - Ulster County Bar Association Pro Bono Program - Special Recognition Years
1984-1985 - Coach, M. Clifford Miller Mock Trial Team1
981-1985 - Rural Ulster Preservation Company; Member of Board of Directors (President - one year)
1979-1986 Kingston Kiwanis Club Member
1993 - Campaign Chairman for Hon. Mayor T.R. Gallo, City of Kingston
1992 - Campaign Chairman for Hon. Karen K. Peters, Supreme Court
1992-1993 - Kingston Democratic Committee Member
1992 - Ulster County Campaign Co-Coordinator for Hon. Leonard A. Weiss, Supreme Court
1991 - Ulster County Campaign Co-Coordinator for Hon. James B. Canfield, Supreme Court
1991 - Ulster County Campaign Co-Coordinator for Hon. Edward O. Spain, Supreme Court
1991 - Ulster County Campaign Co-Coordinator for Thomas Keegan, Supreme Court
1990 - Ulster County Campaign Co-Coordinator for Anthony V. Cardona, Supreme Court
1981 - Campaign Chairman for Hon. Vincent G. Bradley, Supreme Court
1977 - Co-Coordinator of Mayoral Primary Poll for Kings County Democratic Committee (Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club, Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York)
1977-1978 - Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club Member, Canarsie, Brooklyn, New York
Training, Special Projects and Lectures:
6/2003 to 2/2006- Planning the establishment of a formal Domestic Violence Court for the City of Kingston in coordination with the Center for Court Innovation and various local partners such as the Ulster County District Attorney, Ulster County Crime Victims Agency, Family of Woodstock and NYS Office of Court Administration.
1995, 1998 & 2000 - Public Speaking engagements as City Court Judge for Kingston Concerned Citizens, Kingston Kiwanis Club and Knights of Columbus.
1994 - Instructor, Judicial Ethics Update for NYS Magistrates mandatory continuing legal education program.
1994 to present - Kingston City Court Projects: development of separate domestic violence calendar; establishment of regular parking ticket calendar part; assisted in facilitating joint City of Kingston/Ulster County participation in weekend alternative sentencing program.
1982 - Instructor, UC Legal Secretaries Association (real estate contracts).
1975-1976 - Legal intern for NYS Assembly Codes Committee, Staff & Chairman, Hon. Stanley Fink.
1974 - Intern in the Capital Office of Assemblyman John LaFalce.
Washington over Packers L
Bengals over Kansas City L
Cleavland over Miami W
Philly over Jets W
Tennessee over Tampa Bay L
Jacksonville over Texans W
Rams over Ravens L
Arizona over Panthers L
San Diego over Oakland W
Dallas over Patriots L
Seattle over Saints
Falcons over Giants
Parete 6 Blaber 4
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I reported earlier about Ira Fusfeld, the publisher of the Daily Freeman calling my blog the most prominent in the county. I never heard this, but it was told to me by a reliable source. According to Mr.Fusfeld he never referred to any blog by name and was actually referring to The Kingst'Onion. My apologies to Mr. Fusfeld for misquoting him. I too enjoy the cutting edge satire and political humor of the Kingst'Onion. I also enjoy reading Mr. Fusfeld's blog, and just the fact that Mr. Fusfeld reads my blog regularly is good enough for me.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Jets over Giants L
Saints over Panthers L
KC over Jags L
Detroit over Redskins L
Atlanta over Titans L
Houston over Miami W
Pittsburgh over Seattle W
Cleveland over Patriots L
St. Louis over Arizona L
Colts over Tampa bay W
SD over Denver W
Baltimore over San Fran W
Chicago over Green Bay W
Bills over Cowboys --Monday L
Giants over Jets W
Carolina over N.O. W
KC over Jags L
Redskins over Detroit W
Tennessee over Atlanta W
Miami over Texans L
Pittsburgh over Seattle W
Patriots over Cleavland W
Arizona over St. Louis W
Colts over Tampa Bay W
Chargers over Denver W
Baltimore over San Fran W
Chicago over Green Bay W
Dallas over Buffalo --Monday W