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January 24, 2015

Hey! Are We Talkin' To You?

If you go down to the zoo today
You're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the zoo today
You'd better go in disguise!

With furtive looks and silky paws
These furry guys are jammin'
Because today's the day the
Meerkats check out their new cell phones.


I got a new Galaxy S5 last week.
It is so cool.

January 23, 2015

That's Politics

In 2013 State Senate leader Malcolm Smith and two co-defendants attempted to buy the Republican nomination for the NYC Mayoral race (de Blasio won). Their conversations were secretly recorded and this is what they had to say according to a 2013 report on NY political corruption:
That’s politics, that’s politics, it’s all about how much. Not about
whether or will, it’s about how much, and that’s our politicians in
New York, they’re all like that, all like that. And they get like that
because of the drive that the money does for everything else. You
can’t do anything without the f**king money.
A good shake up is long overdue. NY politicians (Andy Cuomo, you listening?) cannot be trusted to do it. The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York decided to do something.
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said the Thursday-morning arrest of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver goes to “the core of the problem” in state government corruption: “lack of transparency, lack of accountability and lack of principle, joined with an overabundance of greed, cronyism and self-dealing.”

[...]“For many years, New Yorkers have asked the question, ‘How could Speaker Silver — one of the most powerful men in all of New York — earn millions of dollars in outside income without deeply compromising his ability to honestly serve his constituents?’...” Bharara said.
You got that straight. And whenever light was brought to bear on the feeding cockroaches, the politicians snuffed it out... like the Moreland Commission.
In a line that might send a chill through certain corners of the Capitol, Bharara noted that his corruption work was ongoing.

“We will keep at it, because the men and woman of the FBI and of my office still subscribe to the quaint view that no one is above the law, no matter who you are, or who know, or how much money you have,” he said. “And so our unfinished fight against public corruption continues. You should stay tuned.”
Story here.

More on Andy Cuomo's interference with the Moreland Commission here and here.

The Moreland Commission's preliminary report here.

Even the NY Times was offended by Cuomo's political shenanigans so it really had to stink to high heaven. This really is a good article.

Planning Ahead


"It's a long trip, I'll need a snack."



January 22, 2015

Sheldon Silver: Time To Pay The Piper

~The House That Greed Built~
The NY State Assembly

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the most powerful politicians in the state, has been arrested and charged with taking $4 million in bribes.

Silver was taken into custody around 8am Thursday and later charged at Manhattan federal court.

Silver is a Democrat from Manhattan's Lower East Side and a longtime leader of the Assembly's Democratic majority. The arrest comes just a day after Silver shared the stage with Gov. Andrew Cuomo during his State of the State address.

Story here.

This has been a loooong time coming. And this after NY Gov. Cuomo disbanded the Moreland Commission that was investigating political corruption. Nice one Andy.

Wonder who you were protecting. If Andy Cuomo were a condom, half the state would be pregnant.

Sheldon Silver is not the only one who has been locked up for corruption.

January 21, 2015

It's Here


Jeff excitedly instructs his groomsmen on how to extract the
 contents of a package just delivered from Bride-In-A-Can.

January 20, 2015

January 19, 2015

Another "Rare" Instance Of Muslim Outrage


In an incredibly rare instance of Muslim outrage, tens of thousands of Mohammed's followers scream, "We are all wee wee'd up!" and urinate on the front lawn of the El Maserati Zhoom Zhoom mosque. The mosque's imam stated that the overpowering stench reminded him of his last pilgrimage to Mecca.
Scenes of chaos broke out across the Muslim world today as hundreds of thousands of protesters burned flags and effigies in anger over the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Protesters gathered in the main market square in Bannu, Pakistan, chanting 'Death to the government of France', before setting fire to dozens of French flags and an effigy of the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

As the anger mounted, some demonstrators even set fire to an inverted Italian flag, which they mistakenly thought belonged to France.

A second effigy destroyed in the protest was said to represent the editor of the Charlie Hebdo, the magazine which was subject to a brutal attack earlier this month, after two masked jihadist gunmen stormed the Paris headquarters and killed 12 people.

The dramatic scenes came as more than 2,000 Iranians protested outside the French embassy in Tehran, shouting 'Death to French' and urging the ambassador to be expelled.

Hundreds of thousands of people also gathered in the Russian region of Chechnya, amid growing anger over the publication's depiction of the Prophet Mohammed.
Story here:

January 18, 2015

Memories


Now that they're married, she misses the spontaneity.
She misses the long, lingering kisses.
She misses the slow walks in the park.
But she really misses the hood of his F-150.