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Edward I. Koch, Ex-Mayor of New York, Dies

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I’m the sort of person who will never get ulcers. Why? Because I say exactly what I think. I’m the sort of person who might give other people ulcers.

Koch was Mayor when I first moved to New York in 1987. I still have a fond remembrance of his voice blasting from NY sanitation vehicles reminding people to obey alternate side street parking rules so the garbage could get picked up.

I was a little snarky in my initial assessment of the Mayor at that time. But as I grew to fit into my New York shoes I also grew to appreciate just how great he was. He was a political pragmatist who cared less about politics than he did about his City and his constituency. A constituency that had nothing to do with party lines and petty politics and everything to do with real, human people.

I wish there were more like him. 

Edward I. Koch, Ex-Mayor of New York, Dies | via NY

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 1st, 2013 at 10:42 am

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God, Rather Than the New York Times , May Have to Save New York State

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Interesting point of view on both the Spitzer and now the Paterson debacles in New York. Newser’s Michael Wolf contends that it is the NY Times, not Spitzer or Paterson, that is to blame for the state the loss of these two governors may leave the State of New York in. (Granted, Paterson is presently a potential loss.)

But I have a another question. Isn’t Andrew Cuomo heading up this investigation from the AG’s office?

Doesn’t he have his eye on the governorship of New York?

Isn’t that an incredibly large conflict of interest?

God, Rather Than the New York Times , May Have to Save New York State | via

Written by Jeffery Battersby

March 3rd, 2010 at 9:54 pm

As If NY Wasn’t Already The Most Insanely Over-taxed State In The Nation

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Gov. David Paterson unveils dire New York State budget that includes new taxes, layoffs and cuts | via NY Post.

“You’re sending notice to the people of New York that we really don’t want you here.” Conservative Party Chairman, Michael Long

That just about says it all…

Written by Jeffery Battersby

December 17th, 2008 at 9:58 am