It didn't ruin the show at all for me, I'm just really anal and would rather have been shown how he did it exactly, seeing as most everybody predicted he was going to use the ricin on Lydia anyways.
Looks to me like she has learned how to play the game effectively. Many in this community walk away from, refuse to or blatantly ignore the rules of the game. They make their own as they go along. I've witnessed it numerous times. Personally, I think she should debate.
Lovely overcame one major hurdle which was to defeat Richards, whom should have never ran for re-election.
This is where the rubber meets the road.....Two's company and three's a crowd.
I have no interest in casinos. I don't find gambling fun, and I hate how they are designed to get you lost in the maze of slots. But honestly, how much would it hurt to put one down by High Falls?
"Richards has said that he is opposed to a casino in downtown Rochester for the kind of statement it would make about the character of the area.
"I don't know that putting a casino in the middle of downtown is necessarily what my vision of downtown is," he said."
What is his vision of downtown? Does it have any character? To me, downtown is just a bunch of tall buildings with empty streets on the weekends. I live in the Park Ave area, and rarely find myself downtown (besides Jazz Fest and hockey games) since I don't work there. I eat in the South Wedge, hang out on Monroe, go to the market, but downtown is just never on my radar as somewhere to go.
Downtown, especially near Kodak, is pretty desolate, at least a casino would be something there. It would be better than losing yet another business to Henrietta.
I am appalled! What kind of mayor is she going to be??? It appears she already thinks herself ABOVE the political process. JUST what Rochester needs in it's next Mayor. DISLIKE.
I prefer Mother Teresa (over George Carlin)- she called abortion "the greatest threat to peace in the world,"- she was a perfect model of the pro-life mission: reverence for all human life- from conception to natural death.
A desire to end the violence of abortion does not mean a hatred for all other humanity- it is a mission of inclusiveness- to expand human rights to the entire spectrum of human life.
Hey, these pro-Fracker people really do want their cake and eat it to: Frack for more fossil fuels in a time of Climate Change but no taxes on these industries that the state has to monitor and clean up after.
What’s odd about the rage against Big Government is that the very folks who continually rail against more government regulations and taxing are exactly the folks who will insure the need for Big Government. Free market fundamentalism that treats our environment as an externality (garbage dump and magical resource provider) and sucks public monies from our transportation system that allows their industries to function will force government to be larger and more intrusive to fix the damage from their rapacious practices.
Haven’t seen a single industry yet willing to take on Brownfields, which industry has left ‘we the people’ to clean up.
The workers standing together under the Teamsters banner are admirable, and hopefully when they return to the drawing board on Friday, Wegmans can bring a reasonable offer to the table. I support our local laborers, not our local corporations.
Based on the very little information about the two plans in this article, it's totally impossible to conclude which one is better or offers more security. If a neutral accountant with no ax to grind either way would scrutinize the details of each plan and give a conclusion as to which was better and more secure, I would believe that. Otherwise, who can know which is better?
What in the heck would "Warren's policies" have to do with "failing schools?"
You got the wrong candidate. The three (3) candidates who have a combined incumbency-record of nearly twenty (20) years; are up for reelection on November 5th, and are responsible for developing, and overseeing "policies" to address "failing schools" are:
- Mr. Jose Cruz
- Mr. Van White
- Ms. Cynthia Elliott
Prior to the September 10th Democratic Party Primary Election, community members sponsored at least six (6) school board candidates forums. Mr. Jose Cruz did NOT participate in a single forum. A City Newspaper reporter covered at least three of the above referenced forums, and did NOT write a single word about Mr. Cruz's conspicuous absence.
So, apparently, only CERTAIN "people seeking public office have a responsibility to subject themselves to a thorough vetting by the public.
STOP BEING POLITICAL HYPOCRITES!
"guaranteed lifetime pensions"
guaranteed how? If you have more people drawing out then putting in where is the difference coming from? It isn't explained in this article and that seems to be the crux of the matter. Can that teamster plan actually be guaranteed to pay out forever? A defined benefit plan vs. a defined contribution plan are much different plans.
I support the organized workers of Wegmans for sticking to their guns on this one. Wegmans is trying to leverage local esteem for its brand in order to replace guaranteed lifetime pensions with a much weaker fund that could dry up - especially given the longer lifespans of the modern worker. If Wegmans refuses to respect the plan that has been in place ever since Local 118 began protecting their workers, the Teamsters should call a strike - and conscientious Rochesterians should shop at (unionized) Tops Friendly Markets until such time as Wegmans respects its workers. Danny Wegman cannot throw money at this problem and make it go away. And I certainly won't be crossing the picket line if he thinks he can.
Cuomo isn’t doing anything to end corruption in government. In fact, he’s a perfect example of the problem, doing everything he can to benefit from the proposed referendum:
6/24/13: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have quietly deleted a proposed ban on accepting campaign contributions from casino operators
9/30/13: Gov. Andrew Cuomo accused of manipulation of the ballot amendment wording on the casino gambling referendum
10/2/13: A state judge next week will hear arguments in a lawsuit that contends the state has illegally expended funds promoting a casino expansion plan that the Cuomo administration is asking voters to approve next month in a statewide referendum
10/8/13: Gov. Andrew Cuomo collected more than $361,000 and the Legislature has raked in over $1 million from gambling interests leading up to the Nov. 5 referendum
The voters should send Cuomo a message and vote NO on the casino referendum.
You should never gamble with the certain and steadfast equality of a pension for a dialuted form of reason of prosperity .You all should strike not just for yourselves but for also the uncertain future of every working man in america being shredded little by little everything that is good
As a working man are virtue and values are giving to assure the product of are ideas grow and prosper so shall the princple and value of our lives should be after our service to continue the virtue.
Good for the workers for standing firm against an inferior offer being made by Wegmans. The truck drivers, warehouse employees, and bakery workers who have unionized with the Teamsters are right not to take a payout and a shadowy retirement plan in lieu of a guaranteed pension that ensures a lifetime of financial security. And shame on Wegmans for attempting to use their vaunted local brand to try to pull this chicanery on their own workforce.
Imagine if current mayor Tom Richards had refused to debate Warren during the Dem primary? After all, her campaign seemed hopeless. Or imagine if he'd continued campaigning on a minor party label (as he might've done after losing the primary). What would Warren have done then? I tend to think that we ought to be as expansive as possible. And so I agree with the City Newspaper on this. Lovely Warren should debate Alex White. Warren claims to be vaguely progressive ... if that is vaguely accurate, she ought to be embracing public discussion of the many matters confronting the city.
While it is true that students at the age that most of the City School district students are who wait for the buses now relocated on Main St. near Clint can be very active, vocal and excited that should not cover up the role the Transit Authority has played in decision=making with little thought to the City at large or to its realities. Perhaps this is because the Commissioners who represent the Authority largely come from suburban and outlying areas. The current decision to move the bus stop from the shelter at the Liberty Pole area to Main and Clinton raises serious questions of judgement. The area near the liberty pole is a bigger space than the one on Main which of course means that the large number of students who wait for buses at the previous site would cause more crowding when moved to the sidewalks on Main. It;s a mere visual check. Both the Transit Authority , the City and the School Superintendent claim the other made the decision to move the stop. Of course this points to another problem that of the lack of real communication among the players. This type of distant involvement by the RGRTA is common but not excusable. The Authority rarely asks adult bus riders who depend on the bus for real feedback and solutions to some of the related problems. The so called town hall meetings the Authority holds do not provide an organized way for the collective action that would be needed by those relying on the bus to have. Instead, the town hall meetings are there to be used to satisfy speech but not to organize for needed changes. Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects related to the change in bus stops is the images of primarily black students being contained by police on horses who from my observation were noisy yes excited and lively yes but not violent. Those that set this change in motion have not been the focus as they should be. I contacted WXXI when the earlier reporting was done and presented the view that I am now writing about but the reports that followed by the media continued to omit any further evaluation or accountability. Bonnie Cannan
"The RPO shot itself in both feet when it showed Arild Remmereit to the door, and I predict an extended period for recovery."
MARTIN FASS - Would that be the Same Arild Remmereit who just slammed a similar door on the Rochester Chamber Orchestra and its patrons, despite they're throwing him a life line which he may, or may not, have deserved?
As to the need to hear musical talent live, what's your opinion of Caruso? And what process will future generations use to evaluate Pavarotti? Care to go on the (ahem) "record"?
" it makes sense that she’d want to keep grinding her way to the November 5 goal line.
"Grinding away"? Excuse me? What's left to grind? The November election is over. Finished. A done deal. A fait accompli. Trato hecho. Alles fertig. The public knows it. Warren knows it. Richards knows it. And White knows it. Apparently City is one of the few who missed that fact.
If Warren truly wants to get her message about her plans for the city out to ALL the people of Rochester and not just to those living in her political comfort zone, then a broadcast debate or discussion of issues with White is the way to do it. By refusing to do so and handing out flimsy and laughable excuses she merely makes many conclude that she can’t stand the heat, no matter how tepid that heat may be.
What is Lovely Warren hiding? Maybe her ideas won't hold up against Alex White's ideas?
Lovely Warren quickly went from being the Democratic outsider to the Democratic candidate acting like she is heir apparent and cannot be bothered with debating another candidate.
Why is Lovely Warren afraid to debate? Rochester needs a fearless Mayor to do what is necessary, not a candidate who is afraid of speaking opening and honestly with another candidate about the future of Rochester.
Ask Kodak retirees how good a pension plan is. I'll bet most of them wish they'd had more of their retirement money in a 401(k) or IRA type plan.
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