What's there to be mortified about? It's no secret that they both support Tom. The Independence Party Chair is the one who ought to be embarrassed.
Ooh...code enforcement in Irondequoit. There's a novel concept. Cars habitually parked on lawns & right-of-way are all too common.
You can be a good Democrat and vote for Tom Richards on the Independence line because Tom Richards is a good Democrat too, and you can be certain there are many Democrats who plan to do just that.
The "real" parents in Poughkeepsie wrote this: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F604jt…
Clint - News flash !!!! Parker doesn't appoint her replacement. He (or she) will be elected by the Board of Directors of the RBA. And by my count that's over 50 business men and women. And these people are professionals, not Parker's stooges.
So while Duffy's no rocket scientist, his qualifications for the job are sufficient so that he doesn't need Parker's backing. And certainly not enough to pay a half million bucks for a house that he wouldn't have bought anyway.
But if as you state Duffy can't fully represent the RBA because of restrictions resulting from his service as Jr. Ass't Governor then why would he go after the job in the first place?
As to not using a realtor, so what? I sold my parents home several years ago without using one either.
Oh, by the way, your conspiracy angle with the Parker home sale only works if Duffy was paying well above market value (i.e. a bribe). But the story being circulated by another group of conspiracy nuts is that he UNDERpaid for it.
[UPDATED] Gary Walker, Molly Clifford and Ken Warner exposed for their covert efforts.
Okay, City and MJN...lets try this. An isider deal for Duffy to be the head of RBA got derailed by too much media scrutiny. Lets ask the obvious...Sandy says she is staying, but, will she publically say there is no inside deal to bring Duffy on? How about a direct question..."Does your sale of your home to Duffy, conflict him out of applying for the job?" Now, I am not saying that there was insider baseball here...but, the fact base is kind of scary. Bob Duffy buys the house of the lady that is leaving the job...and, they do not use a realtor. And, then, she sponsors him to replace her at RBA...then the media looks closely and she decides that she will work for another year or so.
Here is my take...Sandy had a deal with Duffy. He bought and paid for the job. Then people started to pay attention...so, they called time out till the dust settles! Ouch!
And I hope to one day be 6'3" and a multi-billionaire. Ain't gonna happen either!
What we need in the city right now is continuity and stability. For the good of the community, Richards should continue to serve as mayor until these projects have been completed. Anything less is completely unacceptable
Lej? The only "Lej" I know of is the group ,"Literacy for Environmental Justice" in San Fran. And the "LEJ" designator for the Leipzig/Halle Airport in Germany.
These guys will poll behind Alex White.
Clint - Dumping the Less-Than-Fast-Ferry and killing RenSquare are actually two of Duffy's very few positive accomplishments. As to buying Parker's house, who the hell cares? Only a conspiracy lover would see that as a conflict of interest. Although selling a home in the Browncroft district and buying one on Keuka Lake does seems a strange way to demonstrate one's commitment to Rochchacha.
Oh well, I still think he intends to run for Tom Reed's House seat and the rumors about going after Parker's job is just smoke and mirrors to mislead the gullible.
”Rochesterians consoled themselves for the loss of Duffy with the knowledge that at least their former mayor would have the governor’s ear “
Consoled themselves? I guess that would be the ones who weren’t dancing in the streets over the fact that Rochester had rid itself of a Republican-in-sheep’s clothing who cynically switch his party affiliation to the Democrats merely so he could run for office. A mayor who, like his predecessor,
the genius behind Bill’s Barge, was willing to blow millions of tax dollars on an asinine civic “improvement”. In this case, a project to rip out the Broad Street bridge and replace it with a stagnant frog pond.
As to having the governor’s “ear”, I would agree. If by “ear” you mean he picked up Andy’s coffee and dry cleaning.
The Supreme Court only ruled only that the Obamacare MANDATE forcing Americans to buy health insurance was a TAX and therefore an allowable act by Congress, which has the Constitutional power to tax. The all-Democrat majority Congress which passed Obamacare was too chicken-sh*t to call the mandate a tax so the Supreme Court said it for them.
There is hope: prohibition was once the "law of the land" as Obama proclaims that Obamacare is, but prohibition was repealed when the people realized it was a bad idea
This program is very beneficial to the community as a whole. For every teen helped, that is one less person in the system. One less teen lost to the life of violence. Now if we could catch teens before they find themselves in these situations would be even better. I hope this program continues to help those who come through its doors for many years to come.
Interesting to think that Bob Duffy would be suited for this job...or any in the private sector! First, he is not going to be able to lobby at the state level for two years. Second, he has never worked in the private sector a day in his career, this is a business of businesses! Third, while he is liked, he is seen an inept by the business community.
Forth, he got on the wrong side of the Mayoral primary. Fifth, he killed the fast ferry. Sixth, he killed Ren. Square. Seventh, he purchased Sandy Parker's lake home from her, which, by conflict of interest, should disqualify him from consideration. Eigth, he awarded a 1 dollar deal to Christa Morgan to build midtown...which is now still a hole in the ground. Ninth...oh, never mind, this list is getting too long to continue!
Oh good riddance to him.
i would like to see more, real investigative reporting. I would like to see reporters and the media follow up on information given to then rather than just printing what could amount to no more than opinions. It is so hard to take back words that have already been out there and more and more often we are seeing negative publicity on things that don't exist.
"Many of Brizard’s sharpest critics in Rochester speak kindly of him today."
Which critics? Present some evidence for this. Because I'm pretty sure you're just making this up.
Mr. Brizard's return to the spotlight is as the new Senior Advisor to the President at the College Board, hired by David Coleman, the prime developer and cheerleader for the Common Core State Standards gold rush. Coleman is President and CEO of that company and will lead its efforts in developing Common Core aligned assessments.
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