Archive for the ‘NYology’ Category

Schumer rules NY

March 4, 2010

The departure of Harold Ford from the news in New York casts a different light on New York politics, a light that should have been guessed by all.

Upon his delay in appointing Senator Schumer’s choice of Senator Gillibrand, Governor Paterson’s polls suddenly fell off a cliff. Since that time he has had difficulty establishing himself as a credible candidate.

Now Harold Ford has dropped out of Senate contention too. His sole purpose in joining was to deliver media messages on behalf of Schumer.

“‘I refuse to do anything that would help Republicans win a Senate seat in New York, and give the Senate majority to the Republicans,’ [said Ford–HP]

This just occurred to him? The fact that a primary challenge to incumbent Senator Kirsten Gillibrand would help Republican chances of winning the seat has been blindingly obvious since the day Ford began mulling a run.”

Schumer is the former head of the Democratic Party’s Senate campaign and a member of AIPAC.

Note:
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-03-03/harold-fords-bumbling-exit/

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Concerns about David Paterson

November 24, 2009

Even if there were a white proletariat and no national chauvinism, I would not run against David Paterson, Governor of New York. I’m sure the financial crisis damaged him, but I have a bad feeling that speculations about me also played a part.

Campaign ads for Mayor Bloomberg started running today

May 24, 2009

There are all kinds of positive developments happening. One must understand the law enforcement and literary culture here.

Acknowledgements of progressives

May 21, 2009

I want to acknowledge that I am receiving strong support from libertarians, artists and progressives.

I’m doing especially well in the New York area. Who the hell do people think an atheist intellectual hangs around with?

If I have to find people for departments, they’re going to make Noam Chomsky look like a member of AIPAC and they’re not going to be lynched.

Suspect motivations

May 14, 2009

Today Nancy Pelosi said the CIA misled her on U.$. torture interrogations.

It’s certainly worth considering self-interests of the CIA in this case. The FBI used to be separate partly for the reason of keeping tabs on the CIA. It turns out that the CIA can tell people what MIM said in bed at pretty much any time this past decade, but not what was said at a meeting of the president, House Speaker etc. regarding torture.

One thing we know for sure is that Cheney, Addington, Yoo etc. took responsibility/blame/credit for torture.

Some journalists have egged on other journalists to be candidates just so they have more to write about. That’s also suspect — even via pornography sales.

I wouldn’t be quick to say we should forget about the “War on Terror,” but it would take an international proletariat to really sweep away all the conspiracy and politics involved in the United $tates. The alternatives are internecine elite feuding like we see now and broad-based Amerikkkan torture movements.

New York Senator Charles Schumer

April 2, 2009

New York Senator Charles Schumer is up for election in 2010. He won his last race in 2004 with 71% of the vote against the Republican candidate.

He takes mostly classically liberal Democrat stands on gun control, abortion and spending. A few days ago he announced support for gay marriage. We’re going to take some credit for that: he had voted for the “Defense of Marriage Act” and he was the last of the New York statewide officials to support gay marriage.(1)

A possibly controversial stand was his support for Mukasey as Bush’s attorney general. Mukasey declined to oppose torture while trying to serve as a transition to the future.

In contrast with this image is his support for AIPAC, the long-time I$rael lobby group.(2) Recently another lobby group called the “J Street” formed to moderate I$rael’s image.

Schumer is big on sanctions on Iran. He served with Hillary Clinton in the Senate, and now Hillary Clinton says the “global war on terror” phrase no more.(3) Good things are good things.

According to Wikipedia, Schumer contributed to the current economic meltdown the old-fashioned way by causing a run on bank deposits in June, 2008. This fact points to a banker conspiracy for Obama with Clinton connections. However, we have said twice before that we do not buy the banker strike theory.

Schumer pulled strings for Gillibrand to become appointed Senator. Gillibrand has support across-the-aisle.

Schumer is an interesting challenge for our Democratic Confucians. He’s a Harvard and Harvard Law grad who scored 1600 on his SATs. So our Confucians should be content. Schumer was a Clinton campaigner and target of moveon.org criticism at that time, but not necessarily now.(4)

Source:
1. Marcus Franklin, AP, http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jMacRE1JcreLjwS1sHoYDgSpJs6QD974QABG0
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Schumer
3. http://www.reuters.com/article/newsOne/idUSTRE52T7MH20090330
4. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jMacRE1JcreLjwS1sHoYDgSpJs6QD974QABG0

Battles lines being drawn: Soros

March 2, 2009

My work is being swiped off a computer that is not even connected to the Internet, but anyway, I interpret this article “Growing Economic Crisis Threatens the Idea of One Europe,” as trying to scare Soros and EU fans into rallying to Obama counterrevolution. I will address the idea there at a more general level.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/02/world/europe/02euro.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=hungary%20eurozone&st=cse

I agree with the Western articles about private colleges and charities being damaged by the meltdown, but you can’t make an omelette without breaking any eggs. These institutions will have to be the ones to talk some sense into the capitalists.

The New York Post cartoonist flap

February 26, 2009

There is a secondary meaning to the New York Post cartoonist flap, quite ingenious really. I don’t think NAACP protesters should be called extremists pursuing narrow self-interests. That sort of protest benefits the whole society in principle. On the other hand, the interpretation of that cartoon should not be left at the bumpersticker level. It’s talking about something the public does not know about yet. I was a little too incomplete in addressing it before. Needless to say it’s once again the pornography machine at work.

Note:

http://breakingnews.nypost.com/dynamic/stories/N/NY_NY_POST_CARTOON_BAOL-?SITE=NYNYP&SECTION=HOME