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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.

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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.

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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.

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Posted by Animule on 03/13/2018 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Rochester plans a riverfront renaissance

Politicians' wet dream funded by borrowed money and sure to cost 25% to 50% more than originally projected and equally sure to under-perform expectations by that amount or more. One hopes and prays the boneheads running the city of Rochester and the non-profit whores sucking off of the teat of the taxpayer do not get one taxpayer dollar for this fantasy of a project.

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Posted by Animule on 03/07/2018 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Wilmorite withdraws Pittsford hotel proposal

It is literally comical that the State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation wants to preserve the decrepit buildings on the development site that make this part of the Erie Canal an absolute eyesore in Pittsford. The buildings will literally collapse at some future point because of neglect; requiring a developer to try to "save" them is asinine.

This part of the Erie Canal lost a step or two as a summertime destination when Bill Wahl's ice cream shop went out of business. It is unfortunate that the Wilmorite development got shot down largely because of small town politics, but opposing anything new just seems to be the Pittsford way these days.

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Posted by Animule on 02/06/2018 at 6:07 PM

Re: “No Amazon HQ2 for us

This bid was fake news from day one. With the longest regularly scheduled non-stop flight from the Rochester airport ending in Chicago, the lack of direct connections to the West Coast immediately ruled Rochester out.

While the list of 20 cities includes many trendy cities, Amazon did not rule out two mid-size cities with metro areas not all that larger than Rochester - Columbus, Ohio and Indianapolis, Indiana. Both cities are business-friendly, an adjective that does not apply to the city of Rochester.

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Posted by Animule on 01/19/2018 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Sinclair TV spreads the conservative message

"It was a stereotypical welfare-queen story," Barnhart says. And if you ever tune into WXXI, you would get the "stereotypical victim of evil business story." When was the last time an extreme left-leaning media source like WXXI did a piece on wasteful and ineffective government spending on social programs? Try never.

When one-third of your station's budget comes from the federal government as is the case of NPR affiliate WXXI, it's tough to bite the hand that feeds you. The dirty little secret in media is that no media source is "unbiased." Another dirty little secret: Rachel Barnhart calls herself an "advocacy journalist." That is an oxymoron if there ever was one. "Advocacy" implies bias; just substitute the word "biased" for "advocacy" and you have a more accurate idea of where Rachel is coming from.

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Posted by Animule on 12/20/2017 at 7:41 AM

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