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Re: “Wilt withdraws from Assembly race

Before the Congressional primary, few people had heard of Robin Wilt. But after seeing her stumble her way through two debates, failing to deliver a cogent response to even rudimentary questions, it is clear that she probably is not even qualified to serve on a local town board - much less state or federal office. You wonder if the voters in Brighton have buyer's remorse with her.

One thing about her that is crystal clear is that she must be seen as a victim. This sense of victimization is very much a part of her DNA and she had to spin her withdrawal from the race as victimization. That's all she really has to offer. The sooner she disappears from the local political scene, the better.

16 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Animule on 07/29/2018 at 9:25 AM

Re: “Wilt pivots to Assembly run

Robin Wilt is running for Assembly, a job that puts her in a position to make new laws. It seems disingenuous - to say the least - that her first major move is to violate an existing law on residency in declaring her candidacy to run for a position that she is not eligible to run for. This should automatically rule out her candidacy.

This is really a sad commentary on the state of political candidates today. And after seeing her in two Congressional debates, she may be the worst candidate in recent memory when judged on the ability to respond to a question in a debate setting. The only qualities she seems to have going for her are her gender and ethnicity, and sadly, this is all that matters to a large chunk of the local population. This sort of dynamic is what gave us Judge Leticia Astacio. This is what you get when your standards reach rock bottom.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Animule on 07/12/2018 at 7:57 AM

Re: “Perspectives: Jean Carroll

Of the $9 million that the YWCA of Greater Rochester and Monroe County has invested in stocks and other investments, the organization has over a half-million dollars invested in a hedge fund, a type of investment characterized by high risks, high rollers, and high costs. Why does a non-profit organization that professes to be fighting poverty have anything invested in a hedge fund?…

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Animule on 06/02/2018 at 10:03 AM

Re: “Poverty is still a major problem, ACT Rochester reports

"The percentage of families headed by single parents 39 is higher than that of the nation, and, not surprisingly, it's higher still in the City of Rochester among people of color: 76 percent for African American families, 61 percent for Hispanic families, 33 percent for whites, 21 percent for Asians." Until you change this, nothing is ever going to change regarding the poverty level. If you want to fix poverty, attack the single parent percentage directly by discouraging single parenthood since it is an absolute disaster, economically, socially, and more. This should be the top priority for fighting poverty; everything else is window dressing.

10 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Animule on 04/22/2018 at 10:56 PM

Re: “Candidates file for Congressional races

Louise Slaughter had prior political experience before she ran for Congress. She was in the Monroe County Legislature in the mid-1970s and before that I believe she may have held political office in the town of Perinton or village of Fairport prior to that. Trying to convince people that Rachel Barnhart's experience in running for office is somehow the same as Louise Slaughter's experience is ridiculous.

What Rachel is trying to do is start at the top. She has zero experience managing people. She has zero experience holding a political office. And based on her earlier book, it is not clear that she can get along with people without having the proclivity to stab them in the back. If she wants to hold high political office, she needs to gain experience in a lower office first so she can prove she belongs there and voters can see what she actually does in political office.

City council would be a natural, but she sees this as beneath her because it is a part-time job and it doesn't pay well enough to suit her needs. Maybe she's afraid that serving there would expose her for what she really is which is a narcissistic opportunist ready to believe anything that Robert Scott Gaddy whispers into her ear. The only way she has a shot at Congress is if she can corner the anti-Morelle vote, and that is not going to happen as that vote will now be split three ways.

13 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Animule on 04/14/2018 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Brighton supervisor Moehle calls for smaller Whole Foods Plaza

Let's cut to the chase here. On the one side, you have Bill Moehle who is arguably the most left wing supervisor in Monroe County. On the other side you have Daniele Family Companies including Anthony Daniele, a Republican and onetime president of the Monroe County Legislature.

This is nothing more than a good old fashioned pissing match. Neither of these two - Moehle and Daniele - can stand the other. Moehle would love to get a rise out of Daniele and the reverse is probably just as true. Whole Foods is caught in the middle; if they had proposed this development in Victor, it would have been built by now, and would have been in business for a couple of years. But by not reading the political tea leaves correctly and not understanding what they got themselves into, Whole Foods has become a pawn in a political pissing match. All this talk about traffic is nonsense. It's not traffic, folks, it's politics.

If Whole Foods wants a store in the area, build one in Victor, Perinton, Penfield, or Webster. Forget about Brighton.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Animule on 03/15/2018 at 11:33 PM

Re: “The loss of Trevyan Rowe

Media reports are saying that Trevyan Rowe was marked "present" by three teachers the day he went missing. I'll bet that this is the tip of the iceberg. Attendance has LONG been an issue in this district; teachers marking a student "present" when the student was not physically present is a way to cover up the district's long-standing and chronic absenteeism problems and sweep them under the rug. This time around, it boomeranged on the district.

It makes you wonder what the "real" absenteeism rate is at the RCSD. It also makes you wonder if this is standard operating procedure to keep the state money flowing and ensure that nobody holds this district accountable for anything. This sort of issue helps show exactly why the RCSD is the WORST big city school district in the state.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Animule on 03/13/2018 at 7:27 PM

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