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David Paterson Can See..Its a Miracle!!

Posted in New York City, Politics with tags , , , on February 26, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

is that you New York?

Sometimes you can’t see the forest through the trees, and NY Governor David Paterson , being legally blind.. can’t see shit!!

I mean when the White House publicly asks an incumbent member of their own party not to seek re-election, the writing is on the wall…but again with Paterson ,  unless that writing is in braille Paterson is just is not getting the message.

But finally he came to his FOUR working senses and announced that he would not seek another term in Albany.

Lets put in plain, The position of New York Governor has seen better days.  Elliot Spitzer enjoyed the company of very high-priced female companionship and got busted. His replacement David Paterson enjoyed cocaine, cheating on his wife, and covering for his closest personal aide in a domestic abuse case. Going so far as to call the poor victim and having the State Police intervene on behalf of his staff member.

The fact the Paterson even employed David Johnson as his closest aide is ludicrous, by all accounts Johnson was nothing more than a thug who somehow was able to rise through the ranks of Paterson’s team. But all that is irrelevant now, Patterson is a goner and with any luck Attorney General Andrew Cuomo can even put him in some legal hot water.

By the way have you seen that great new series .. “How To Make it in America” starring John Edwards, Elliot Spitzer, Rod Blagojevich,  Mark Sanford and of course David Paterson!

State Of The Union

Posted in Politics with tags , on January 28, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

State Of The Union

The thing about President Obama is that I want to root for him. His oratory skills are truly second to none and in his first State Of The Union Address, President Obama used his wit and charm to hit at the heart of the matter , The bipartisan nature of Washington Politics.

“To Democrats, I would remind you that we still have the largest majority in decades, and the people expect us to solve some problems, not run for the hills,” Mr. Obama said in his nationally televised speech. “And if the Republican leadership is going to insist that 60 votes in the Senate are required to do any business at all in this town — a supermajority — then the responsibility to govern is now yours as well. Just saying no to everything may be good short-term politics, but it’s not leadership.”

The President managed to use sarcasm in what was certainly one of my favorite lines of the evening…

“And if there’s one thing that has unified Democrats and Republicans, and everybody in between, it’s that we all hated the bank bailout. I hated it. I hated it. You hated it. It was about as popular as a root canal.”

I also thought Obama really struck a cord with his line about America’s place in the global economy:

“You see, Washington has been telling us to wait for decades, even as the problems have grown worse. Meanwhile, China is not waiting to revamp its economy. Germany is not waiting. India is not waiting. These nations — they’re not standing still. These nations aren’t playing for second place. They’re putting more emphasis on math and science. They’re rebuilding their infrastructure. They’re making serious investments in clean energy because they want those jobs. Well, I do not accept second place for the United States of America.”

All in all with the focus on Job creation and making sure our economy is tightened up, I gave the President high marks for what I thought was a brilliantly delivered speech. Hopefully the members of Congress were listening too.