Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Eliott Auerbach is considering running for Congress.  The laughter is carrying throughout the county.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Hein Not Running -- Dems in Panic

In a great political surprise, Mike Hein has announced that he is not running for Congress.

I have to admit that I am surprised.  I thought Mike planned to run.  Apparently, the Democrats thought so as well because news reports indicate that the Dems have no other candidate.

This is big political news.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

The Sheriff is da Man!!

Sheriff VanBlarcum issued a statement that has made national news.

I agree with his statement and I tip my hat to him.  Kudos Sheriff.

Friday, December 4, 2015

UpDate -- Reprimand Issued

Alderman-at-Large Noble issued a written reprimand to Alderman Noble.  The letter is dated 12/1/15. It fulfills the requirements of the order of the Ethics Committee,

It also appears that the fine has now been paid on or about the same day.

NO word, however, on the additional ethics violation pending before the Ethics Board.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Silver Convicted. Skelos on the brink. Cuomo next?

Sheldon Silver was convicted on all 7 counts of corruption and now faces decades in federal prison.

The trial of Dean Skelos and his son continues.  The evidence against him is even stronger.

Now, it is being reported that Preet Bharara is planning to seek an indictment against Governor Andrew Cuomo and multiple associates on January 2nd.

The Buffalo Chronicle is reporting that at least 3 sources confirm that  Mr. Bharara intends to indict Governor Andrew Cuomo on January 2nd — along with a half dozen associates and former staffers — on public corruption, racketeering, conspiracy, and honest services fraud.

The Chronicle is unable to confirm widespread rumors that the former staffers are Howard Glaser, Joe Percoco and Larry Schwartz.

For months, there have been rumors of subpoenas and investigations into Cuomo and his business relationships with numerous people including 1 or 2 from the Hudson Valley.

Preet Bharara is kicking political tail and is fast becoming a hero to those sick and tired of political corruption throughout New York.

Click HERE for the link to the article.

Dems Choose Carey

The Democratic Alderman chose 5th Ward Alderman, William Carey, to be the next Majority Leader.

Truth be told, it is a good choice for them.  They could not choose Brad Will in light of his ethical woes and the current "Where do I really live" controversy.  Mary Ann Mills would be a better choice, but that was clearly not going to happen since the left wing of the committee tried to end her political career.

I wish Mr. Carey good luck.  I just hope he does things his own way and does not allow Hoffay and company to pull strings.