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Suffolk County authorizes body cams on county cops, but...

each cop will get $3,000 for the extra demands of wearing one.

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/suffolk/suffolk-pba-police-reform-1.50438399
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu Dec 2, 2021, 10:18 AM (2 replies)

Here we go, Albany...


https://pix11.com/news/politics/new-york-elections/ny-governor-race-full-list-candidates-2022/

PIX on Politics
The primary election is in June and the general election will be in November 2022.

Below is a list of candidates running for New York governor. The list will be updated as more candidates announce their bids.

Democrats

Kathy Hochul: Not too long after being sworn in as the first female governor of New York, Hochul announced she would be seeking election for her current post in 2022. As for now, she’ll be serving as governor through the election, at least until January 2023. Before becoming governor, Hochul was elected lieutenant governor in 2014 and 2018.

Letitia James: New York Attorney General Letitia James joined the governor’s race on Oct. 29. She will enter the race as a formidable candidate for the Democratic nomination just months after issuing a damning report that drove Cuomo from office in a sexual harassment scandal. James was the first woman elected as New York’s attorney general and the first Black person to serve in the role.

Jumaane Williams: The New York City public advocate formally announced his run for governor on Nov. 16. He launched his gubernatorial bid with the release of a campaign video titled “Always Moving.” He has said that he believes his progressive vision would benefit all New Yorkers.

Tom Suozzi: The Long Island Democratic congressman announced on Nov. 29 he was joining the competitive race, calling himself a “common sense Democrat.” He told reporters that everything he has done has prepared him for this campaign run. Before going to Congress in 2017, he served as Glen Cove mayor and Nassau County Executive.

Potential Democratic candidates (more professional politicians)

Bill de Blasio: New York City’s mayor has also said he’s considering jumping into the race. Earlier in November, de Blasio filed paperwork with the Board of Elections to create a fundraising committee. Back in August, the mayor said he would not rule out a run for governor as his time as mayor comes to an end and he has since spoken broadly about wanting to serve the state. Prior to his stint as mayor, he served as the city’s public advocate from 2010 to 2013.

Steve Bellone: The Suffolk County Executive had been speaking with top national consultants and donors back in March, according to the NY Daily News.

Mike Spano: Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano also appears to be exploring a run for governor, according to Yonkers Times.

Christine Quinn: Back in August, the former New York City Council speaker and longtime ally of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, told PIX11 News she wouldn’t rule out a run for governor in the 2022 gubernatorial race. However, her focus right now is working toward solving the state’s homelessness crisis.



Here is the downside of democracy-- none of the would-be's have a chance to advance without dooming some other elected official. Hochul has been doing an admirable job, but we have Suozzi who is out of work and looking for an election he can win. The other two are working, but their ambition seems to want nothing more than outspending the incumbent. The could-be's are interesting, but can't see them moving with what's already running.

Republicans have a list of losers running far behind to get rid of Lee Zeldin, my current congresscritter, and possibly the worst of the bunch. Having him lose this one might be the best way to get rid of him-- elections have had little effect.

They have no doubt heard how Zeldin won the first time, and think they can run a dirtier campaign.


Posted by TreasonousBastard | Wed Dec 1, 2021, 03:53 PM (0 replies)

I can't be the only one thinking of getting this...

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri Nov 26, 2021, 09:19 PM (14 replies)

Listening to BBC reports of Euro displeasure, and riots, over...

Covid attempts, I can't help be at least a little amused at Germsn opposition to organizing yhr population.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Mon Nov 22, 2021, 01:25 AM (1 replies)

Well, it's raining. So much for the moon.

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri Nov 19, 2021, 02:11 AM (9 replies)

Probably not best to show it here, but if you dare, it is kinda funny...


https://gizmodo.com/squished-monkey-balls-win-2021-comedy-wildlife-photogra-1848078681/slides/2
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Thu Nov 18, 2021, 09:29 PM (3 replies)

"Paris in Love" is not about a French city. AAUGGH!

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Mon Nov 15, 2021, 06:44 PM (3 replies)

OK, no matter what she is on Fox, try to tell me Judge Jeannine wasn't hot when

she was hot:

Posted by TreasonousBastard | Sun Nov 14, 2021, 02:02 PM (6 replies)

Has global warming affected the size of Amazon species?

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abk1743
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri Nov 12, 2021, 06:02 PM (0 replies)

What's up with Marc Ash and Reader Supported News...

He used to run Truthout until something happened.

Looks like he grabbed the Truthout mail list, so I'm on his now. Thing is, he's yet another aggregator grabbing stories someone else paid to do and claims expenses are killing him.

I get 4 or 5 emails a day begging for money and one or two, tops, may actually have a story attached. Even more rarely is a story I give a shit sbout.
Posted by TreasonousBastard | Fri Nov 12, 2021, 04:08 AM (0 replies)
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