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Sunday Shpilkes June 1, 2008

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It is not a mystery to me why cranes keeping falling down in this overbuilt City. 16 people have been killed in crane accidents since last January. This is unacceptable. I have heard some people say that accidents will happen in the advancement of progress. Huh?

The real problem is that our dear Mayor Bloomberg has never met a construction project he did not like.

Similar to many other things in Government, there is either sloppy oversight, or worse, no oversight. There are simply too many construction projects to manage. Faulty equipment or ill prepared workers – whatever the cause – it is too much.

By the way – where are the trade Unions helping to protect these construction workers? They seem to be missing in action these days.

Let us all take a deep breath and review what the heck we are doing. There is a moratorium this weekend on all crane projects.

Anyone want to take bets when the next one is going down? The photo on the left is the crane on my block in all its scary glory.

– In my never ending (until November) John McCain attacks, here is a new video called Identical Cousins from moveon.org.

– NY’s Governor David Paterson is my new hero. In what could be described as the blind leading the sighted, our Governor has decided to take a huge overdue step for gay and lesbian couples. He has told NY state agencies to recognize gay marriages that are legally performed in other states and countries.

– If you did not catch Jon Stewart on Thursday night, please check out this video as he looks at some of the juvenile behavior of our thug in chief. He showed a series of photos of Bush’s antic on Thursday’s Daily Show and commented, “When I see the president do the chest bump, I cannot help but think that if he hadn’t been fucking things up for the past seven years and was goofing around like this — would we love him? Would we be like, ‘He is irrepressible’? What a scamp!’ Or does the whole doing that while Rome is burning aspect of his presidency sour us on his exuberance?”

– So what happened last night? After a 10-hour marathon meeting of the Democratic party’s rules committee, Hillary Clinton came away with a total of 24 more pledged delegates. The Solomonic decision on the seating of Florida and Michigan delegates fell far short of what her campaign had hoped. The committee voted to restore the delegations of both Florida and Michigan at the party’s nominating convention, but gave each delegate only half a vote. So will the fat lady sing? I am betting a loud ‘yes’ after Tuesday’s vote.
But then again – it is the Clinton mentality to hang on even when there is nothing to hang on to. Stay tuned.

– In another move, Barack Obama resigned from membership to his Trinity church after one too many activist pastor, Catholic Dr. Rev. Michael Pfleger, opened his mouth and shocked an already weary populace. I repeat that the separation of church and state was and is a fine idea. It will be fine by me if we see no more preachers doing their thing from the pulpit.

– My favorite story of the week was the Scott mcClellan ‘tell all’. Keith Olbermann had a full hour with McClellan last Thursday and I was riveted. You can catch five minute snippets on youtube if you missed it. The thugs in the Administration do not seem to refute what McClellan is saying, they are just trashing McClellan as ‘disloyal’. Loyalty, when it comes to Government is over-rated. Where did the moral compass of people in power go? Here is the last part of the interview.

Frank Rich has a fine column today called McCain’s McClellan Nightmare. Maureen Dowd chimes in as well in a column called Cult of Deception. Bob Herbert’s column called Coming Late to the Table was right on target as well. My very favorite column on the subject came from the brilliant Gail Collins. She brings up my favorite thug, Bernie Kerik, as he rings in with his indicted opinion on the loyalty issue. Among other great lines she says ” Anyway, there’s the loyalty trade-off for you: On the one hand, Kerik did a terrible job in a critical assignment in Iraq, allowed himself to be nominated to a hugely important post for which he was ill qualified and showed a stupendous lack of interest in ethical considerations when he served in New York City. On the plus side, he will never, ever write a tell-all memoir about any of the great men he has served”.

– I take a departure this week from the wonderful world of fur, feathers and fins photo montages to focus on the fabulous Union Square Farmer’s Market that enriches the lives of the community at large. This time of year is the Market is colorful, delicious, eye catching, great for people watching and is a wonderful way to spend an hour or two. The market is open year round Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Check it out here.

Finally, here is something that might not make you laugh but might make you think.

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3. jimmyboi2 - June 1, 2008

Bush and his thugs need to be tied up and made to swing from cranes.

And the Supreme Court needs to make a positive ruling on “gay marriage,” which is a term I hate because it colors the process religiously. What it should be called is “domestic rights for all couples.” Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness of certain groups should NOT be left up to the people to decide, because most of the people in the US are sidewinding morons.

4. maryschwalm - June 1, 2008

Cool photo to truly illustrate the heighty issue!

5. bonnieluria - June 1, 2008

That Jimmyboi really says it well, doesn’t he?
Swinging from cranes.
Yes indeedy.
I will not be walking back to the JHI via 23rd St.


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