Letters to the Editor

Monday, January 18, 2010 at 11:37pm

New York state of mind

This letter is in response to A.C. Kleinheider's opinion piece on Harold Ford, Jr., entitled, Difficult, Not Impossible: Junior Can Win In New York, [The City Paper, Jan. 11].

In it, Mr. Kleinheider generalizes and stereotypes; he wrote, “New Yorkers like to think they’re better than everyone else…” and “…black voters like to vote for black candidates.”

Using those two dubious premises as the basis of his argument, Kleinheider concludes with this, “With the right team and a few well-connected New York benefactors, he could take the New York political world by storm, win the race as an independent and keep an African American in the Senate.”

I do not think so. As a native New Yorker, I know that N.Y. politics are not intuitive — things are seldom as they appear. Empire State politics are a byzantine and convoluted mass of competing special interests.

Has Junior pledged allegiance to AIPAC? If not, his campaign is going nowhere. AIPAC thoroughly approves of Sen. Gillibrand, why change horses needlessly?

Without the support of AIPAC, Senator Chuck Schumer, NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Gov. Paterson, Harold Ford Jr. cannot advance politically in New York. It's just that simple.

Kleinheider wraps up his rather delusional rant with, “It seems crazy, but it just might work.” With all due respect, sir, it doesn’t just seem crazy, it is crazy.

James E. Knight, 14559

 

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267 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 1/19/10 at 11:13

Slacker: "Infantile and distasteful"...isn't that why we're all here?
I have several restraining orders with major newspapers against me not allowing my LTE's. TCP is amongst us in "therapy", we call "home".

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 11:15

couple good ones today especially of robertson

http://editorialcartoonists.com/

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 11:15

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 9:53
Capt - I see you are behaving yourself better today - no 4:30 AM post :)
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Morning Dusty

I was up, but trying to fall back to sleep. Woke up at Midnight and could not sleep.

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 11:17

Capt - guilty conscience?

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 11:19

Bladder, Dusty.

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 11:19

d7 - anything worth checking out in top?

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 11:21

capt - sometimes that's the same thing :)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 11:33

Dusty
Once I wake up after being asleep. it is hard for me to go back to sleep. During the day I sometimes can take a nap and then be able to go on for a few more hours.

By: gdiafante on 1/19/10 at 11:33

I understand brrrrk....the wifey loves the area (she's from Iowa), so I think I'm stuck. But I can dream of Connecticut...

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 11:35

Capt - yeah my greatgrandchildren are like that :)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 11:36

I have live in Nashville all my life and it is only in the pass few years that I find that it a great city.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 11:38

On the other hand I can't stand the driver in Nashville area. lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/19/10 at 11:38

hey, pretty soon we'll get to hear about sid's insomnia and incontinence.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 11:40

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/19/10 at 10:38
hey, pretty soon we'll get to hear about sid's insomnia and incontinence.
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Crap I should have thought of that. SORRY!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/19/10 at 11:41

oh well, capt. it's always going to be something with her, isn't it?

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 11:44

You notice. lol

Oh well. I sure I will get a verbal posting later on this.

By: dargent7 on 1/19/10 at 11:46

I like Sid's comment, "had 6oz. of beer, and I'm buzzed".
I used to drink an 8oz. beer before Communion (Holy), to take the edge off.
Lightweight!

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 11:47

capt - d7 - check this guy out & tell me what you think.

http://www.someguywithawebsite.com/

By: dargent7 on 1/19/10 at 11:52

D-U: Yeah, always a couple.
Today it's the usual sluggfest between our own, highly decorated, "Dooley", and those two Third Reich Nazi sympathizers, "stopthe lunacy" and butt plug, "ed179".

You know how the Allatolha Komani still has that $25 million bounty on Salman Rushdie for writing Satanic Verses"? Or was it Al Gore for "An Inconvient Truth?
Anyway, you show me one post from either of those two guys and I'll give you carte' blanche with either of my ex-wives. Or both together. Your choice.

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 11:53

US Navy helicopters have touched down in the grounds of Haiti's presidential palace, dropping off scores of troops, a week after the devastating quake.

Reports suggested they were unloading water, food and equipment. Haitians camped out nearby said they were happy to see more US forces there to help.

Meanwhile, the UN Security Council has voted to boost its peacekeeping forces to help control outbursts of looting.

Anger has been growing in the streets of the capital as people wait for help.

The US military has begun dropping food and water from the air to be distributed in the capital and elsewhere, after congestion at the airport delayed deliveries of aid.

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 11:57

d7 - sounds like fun - I once dated three sisters in WV at the same time :) Stop picking on Al - you know he invented the internet and the potatoe :)

By: brrrrk on 1/19/10 at 12:07

By the way.... to whomever mentioned the Dutch Oven Bakery, many thanks. My wife and I drove out there on Saturday and picked up some Lebanon sweet bologna... and some sticky buns as well. The sticky buns weren't exactly like the ones I grew up on in Pa., but beggars can't be choosers.

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 12:15

brrr - nobody does sticky buns like the pennsylvania dutch :)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 12:17

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 10:47
capt - d7 - check this guy out & tell me what you think.
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What can I say.

The situation was bad in Haiti before the earthquake. Only one airport and no traffic tower now.

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 12:20

capt - sorry I meant his take on the media especially his cartoon

By: dargent7 on 1/19/10 at 12:21

"A US military drone just killed 8 in Pakistan, known to harbor Taliban"......
......cannot the USA STOP for a freakin' week and divert this useless and worthless destruction, and divert everything to Haiti? Just for a week.
The "terrorists" will still be there when we get back from actual humanitarian efforts.
These garbage dump countries, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan can fend for themselves for at least a week, maybe two?
We've got 5,500 Americans still unaccounted for in Haiti.

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 12:24

I finding that I can't watch what is going on in Haiti. I stop watching the towers fall on 9/11 a week after it happen. Haiti was by natural forces. 9/11 was evil on by men.

I can imagine the situation in both Haiti and on 9/11. Iwill do what I can from here.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/19/10 at 12:24

http://www.atheistcartoons.com/?p=2693

By: brrrrk on 1/19/10 at 12:27

DustyU said

"brrr - nobody does sticky buns like the pennsylvania dutch :)"

Boy howdy! Ain't that the truth. You've got to give kudos to the people that invented angel food cake :-)

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 12:30

Blanket - cute but not as good as that one at my link about God apologizing to Satan for Pat's remarks or the other of Pat selling his soul for his TV show :)

By: brrrrk on 1/19/10 at 12:31

Per the topic of health care, I dare anyone to read The Healing Of America and then tell me that our "health care system" is either moral or fiscally conservative.

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 12:32

brrr - and dutch apple pie :)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 12:33

By the time we move of troops from the middleast to Haiti the missing will be dead. It has already been a week.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/19/10 at 12:34

it wasn't a competition, Dusty.

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 12:34

brrr - healthcare in america went down the tubes when insurance companies and politicians started telling the doctoes what they could and could not do :(

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 12:36

blanket - I know but did you check out those links - I almost peed my pants an a couple. :)

By: gdiafante on 1/19/10 at 12:36

How weird Dusty. The right whines that "Obamacare" is taking the decision away from the patient. As if it were there now, right?

Again, Conservatives are brain damaged.

By: dargent7 on 1/19/10 at 12:37

brrrrk: Just watch Michael Moore's "Sick-O" and you'll get the picture.

By: Kosh III on 1/19/10 at 12:38

brrr
That was me. You are welcome.
How did you like the sweet Leb? Did you not swoon over the fresh loaves of bread?

I am traveling that way this weekend and plan to get some more of the sweet balogna.

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 12:39

k3 - are you saying that you and brrr are now full of balogna? :)

By: Captain Nemo on 1/19/10 at 12:42

See you later.

I am going to blow my nose, then drink some water and then go let the cats in and then leave for work. Did I miss anything? lol

By: Blanketnazi2 on 1/19/10 at 12:43

later, Nemo!

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 12:49

gdia - yes I am brain damaged - didn't think it was that obvious :)

By: brrrrk on 1/19/10 at 12:52

gdiafante said

"How weird Dusty. The right whines that "Obamacare" is taking the decision away from the patient. As if it were there now, right?"

The irony is that, of all the different health care programs around the industrialized world, we here in America have fewer choices than most of those other countries. For example: Switzerland, which has one of the most capitalistic economies in all of Europe, has over 70 different private insurance programs available to their citizens. No one is locked into a program, and the prosperity of any insurance program is based directly on how well they serve the people that participate in the program.... how capitalist... err socialist... err capitalist... err socialist...

By: brrrrk on 1/19/10 at 12:55

DustyU said

"k3 - are you saying that you and brrr are now full of balogna? :)"

My wife would definitely tell you that I'm full of it.... :-)

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 1:00

brrr :)

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 1:04

gdia - our politicians wouldn't get all those kickbacks er contributions if we had a fair system

By: gdiafante on 1/19/10 at 1:06

What gets me is the idiots who buy whatever the politicians hand them...hook, line and sinker.

By: DustyU on 1/19/10 at 1:08

gdia - most people don't like to think for themselves - they find someone they admire (good or bad doesn't matter) and just parrot what they are fed :(

By: house_of_pain on 1/19/10 at 1:15

"..plan to get me some more of that sweet bologna..."
Going back to the gay piano bar, Kosh?