Just read the NYT account of Mr. Astorino's spontaneous encounter with the" esteemed" governor at yesterday's Business Council event.
The accompanying picture to this article said it all to me: We see Mr.Cuomo looking like a deer in the headlights -- he looks scared, intimidated and unsure of himself while he offers a feeble and somewhat feminine (no offense intended) handshake to Mr. Astorino.
Prediction: Their upcoming debate will clearly illustrate how very weak a candidate Mr. Cuomo is -- he has absolutely nothing (emphasis on nothing) to run on except his name and cheap populist ideology.
As they say in Texas "he's all hat and no cattle."
Lastly, I echo Mr. CMJESQ: "Go get him, Rob!" View Comment
Your sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo right!!!!!!!!!
So many "low-information voters" have absolutely no clue how this phony contributed to the eventual '08 financial meltdown with his "progressive" HUD policies.
Let's hope Mr. Astorino has a chance to bring this up if the "gloves have to come off "during their debate. View Comment
To Ms. Hanson, Daily Voice Reporter:
Thanks for the uplifting story. We need more stories like this coming from our schools (public and private).
Could you kindly provide the details as to how Daily Voice readers can donate to this cause (i.e. send a check and to whom at Isaac Young, etc.) in a future follow-up story?
With appreciation, Mr. Gradgrind... View Comment
Dear Mr. Fifth Avenue Guy,
I am 100% with you.
Have you noticed the signs posted about our "options" all over the City? Another wasted expenditure.
Let me assure you the money the City will "save" from this program will be frivolously spent on another benefit for non-taxpayers. View Comment
Who's managing Mr. Astorino's campaign? A bleeding heart ex-Democrat?
Remember Mrs. Clinton's appeal in the 90s? "Think of the children"...
I am sorry to say dear Daily Voice readers, you're witnessing the beginning of the end of Mr. Astorino's campaign. Think twice about donating to this campaign. In a word -- pathetic. View Comment
Your comments are right on-point and balanced.
However, I would urge you to consider a visit to the NRHS to discuss this issue with the students.
In an article in yesterday's NYT (9/16) about NRHS and the Rice affair, many of the students continue to appear highly conflicted and confused on how to interpret these unfortunate events about their hero -- which is understandable.
Using the Rice affair as a text book case should be core to any curriculum. View Comment
We can use someone with your thinking occupying City Hall.
We've been in a "slough of despond" here in NR since the late 60s. The City recently hired a marketing company (based in Nashville) to build a "brand." What the City needs is "progressive" leadership when it comes to economic development, job growth and tax abatements.
Your commentary represents a starting point. Pl. consider running for office....
My sincere empathy is with New Rochelle High School’s administration, students and alumni who are deeply disappointed, saddened and embarrassed with the latest developments with Mr. Rice.
Let’s all hope that this young man redeems himself through good works and is given an opportunity to start all over again in whatever he chooses to do in life.
Remember "to err is human but to forgive is divine.”
Mr. Cuomo should "feel at home" with the members of "[The] Jim Owles [Liberal] Democratic Club."
The governor appears to share many of the progressive policies advocated by this organization.
For example, here's an excerpt from their website:
"As a multi-issue, progressive Democratic club, we also call for an end of all wars, increased AIDS funding, universal health care, expect continued protection and expansion of reproductive rights. We also demand economic justice, abolition of the death penalty, to name just a few of our other vital concerns."
Don't be surprised to see Mr. Cuomo joining the crowd also holding a candle-- after all, it's an election year, isn't it?
A "branding strategy" is long-overdue but I have a simple question: Why is the City retaining a Nashville, Tenn.-based firm to build NR's brand?
As a (heavily) burdened taxpayer who now has to "mulch leaves" this autumn to save NR money, how much is this branding process going to cost the taxpayer - with or without subsidies?
Further, with highly reputable MBA programs taught at Iona. Fordham, Columbia and NYU in our own backyard, why not use the talent and resources these schools can provide (even, possibly, on a pro bono-basis)?
There's something special when a private institution like Iona reaches out to the community to offer opportunities like this program to its residents.
Thank you Iona, we need more neighbors like you and sincerely appreciate your good citizenship. View Comment
Kiev: Russian troops enter Ukraine
Baghdad: Mosul under control of ISIL
Damascus: Beheadings are an everyday occurrence in Syria (UN)
Gaza: Hamas declares victory with cease fire
New Rochelle: Mr. Obama is house hunting and fund raising for the DNC in Westchester
Enough said (and unsaid).
Bravo NYT!!! Your reporting on the Moreland Commission issue should not only win a Pulitzer Prize this year but the overwhelming applause of all rational and informed voters in NYS.
Could your editorial and reporting staff be having a "St. Paul Conversion" moment ?
(God) bless the "Gray Lady" and my apologies to the "Commissars of Correctitude" by using the word "lady, "God" and referencing 'St. Paul'..
Heaven forbid! View Comment
As Professor Teachout asserts (in the adjoining article), Mr. Cuomo has an ethical obligation to debate her. Yes -- an ETHICAL obligation!
Albany is a mess and needs (honest and) ethical leadership.
And, Mr. Astorino -- be focused and stay on message. You are a vastly superior communicator that your opponent and the issues, in this election, are clearly on your side: Onerous taxes, anemic growth in NYS's economy/jobs, and unfortunately, robust growth in "transfer payments."
Mr. Obama has bashed Wall Street (and its "fat cats") since taking office- yet, he'll be raising $$$ from wealthy Wall Street bankers (and the liberal elite) here in NR (Premium Point) and Purchase.... The price of admission: Approx. $35K a ticket...
Question: Why not a "brown bag lunch" with the common "folk" (a term he uses regularly)? There are many communities that would love to entertain him...
Answer: The "folks" just don't have the $$$...Which begs the overarching question: Why? View Comment
The Cuomo propaganda machine would have you think we're doing great here in the Empire State. Oh really? Prove it with some statistics starting with taxes, jobs and "transfer payments."
Memo to the Governor: PLEASE stop wasting our money with those absolutely silly "Start-Up New York" commercials being aired ad nauseum. Rumor has it that they're yielding "bupkis" results... View Comment