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Thursday, December 22, 2011

One Lonely Amigo



Juan Gonzalez at the Daily News reminisces about the Four Amigos of the State Senate. As you may recall the Four Amigos managed to shut down the State Senate by threatening to vote with the Republicans or Democrats if they did not get their demands met. Three of the Amigos are gone but they did not leave for a vacation -- Pedro Espada, Hiriam Moserrate and Carl Kruger -- were all indicted. The lone remaining member is Ruben Diaz, Sr. But remarkably, their extortion brought Pedro Espada to the leadership of the State Senate, and eventually cost the Democrats the leadership.

24 comments:

  1. One is worse than the next ... It's just disgusting that these people are/were state lawmakers!

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  2. They are just part of the reason why things are as bad as they are in Albany. Unfortunately, the rest of their colleagues are no bargain either.

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  3. Diaz Sr. should have been indicted years ago when he admitted to taking $5000 from Soundview Community in Action for furniture in his Senate office and to buy speakers for his campaign vans. But good ol' AG Spitzer let him off a grand larceny charge with a slap on the wrist..telling him to pay it back. Then, the follow AG, Cuomo, well, his office "lost" all the evidence accumulated relating to Diaz's "no show" jobs for family, and using SCA employees for political purposes. Only in America...wait correction..Only in the Bronx..

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  4. thugs and parasites

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  5. Wasn't there are father and son FBI investigation?

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  6. Shitheads . . . real shitheads.

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  7. They are the worst bunch. And people actually voted for them! It's such a sad commentary on the stupidity of the electorate.

    I cannot wait until both Ruben Diaz Sr. and Jr. join their disgraced buddies.

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  8. JUMP for VAN HALEN in 2012

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  9. Some politicians just can't seem to help themselves.

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  10. Seems like only yesterday that these 4 creeps were withholding their support of Smith for majority leader. Time flies.

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  11. And it was only a century ago that the Bull Moose movement split the Republican vote in 1912.

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  12. Is Padilla biased here?

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  13. How dumb can they be? They always get caught!

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  14. I heard that schmuck Andy Wolf is trying to save money by publishing fewer issues of the Riverdale Review!

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  15. I like the public boycott against The Riverdale Review, and I love the bus shelter ads publicizing the boycott.

    I think that the boycott is a refreshing and long-overdue act of local civic gumption.

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  16. As I've said before, just keep going after Wolf's advertisers . . . His pathetic tabloid will soon be toast.

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  17. I just opened my letter box to find a glossy color mailing from U.S. Representative Eiot Engel called "Bronx Report" in which the congressman brags about the normal Federal discretionary funds he distributes in his district.

    The small print says "This mailing was prepared, published and mailed at taxpayer expense."

    I think it is JUST DISGUSTING that (in this economy especially) a man like Mr. Engel wastes precious public funds to advertise his own supposed achievements. SHAME ON HIM!

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  18. Wolf must be hurting, but tries to cover it up by saying it's his usual custom not to publish for 3 weeks. Baloney!. Anyhow, no one will miss his rag.

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  19. How many inmates to a cell?

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  20. Do you think that any of this elected officials feel any pain at the dirty, seedy role they play in politics?

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  21. The Bull Moose Party party made it a three-way race in the 1912 election.

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  22. This is about 4 assholes (and has nothing to to with Bull Moose)

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  23. So "amigo" means A-hole?

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