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  •  Nice idea, Jane! (none)
    Bloomberg's statement re Roberts is bald and cynical political opportunism. Maybe he still thinks he's a RINO and can score points with the left this way, but he showed his colors proudly last year, and the rest of us know a true-red Republican when we see one. Raising money for Bush, inviting the Repugs to use our city as their stage set, sucking up to Chimpy onstage, herding demonstrators into pens and arresting people for the lawful exercise of the First Amendment - does that sound like a guy who switched parties just to get a ballot line? Does he really think our memories are so short that we don't remember a year ago?

    Not to mention trying to shove his rich pal's stadium down our throats.

    He's always run the city as though he owned it; I guess it's just really difficult to care about ordinary people when you've forgotten what it feels like to be one.

    As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? - William Marcy Tweed

    by sidnora on Sat Sep 17, 2005 at 08:32:09 AM PDT

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    •  Two stadiums (none)
      http://www.developdontdestroy.org/

      and that's not counting upcoming Shea and Yankee stadium deals.

      "Can we all get along?"

      by hotspur on Sat Sep 17, 2005 at 09:25:54 AM PDT

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      •  Two - true (none)
        but to be honest, there are others I blame more than Bloomie for the Brooklyn stadium (notably Marty Markowitz), and I live there.

        As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? - William Marcy Tweed

        by sidnora on Sat Sep 17, 2005 at 09:32:47 AM PDT

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        •  From one Brooklynite to another... (none)
          I'd suggest voting for Gloria Mattera for Brooklyn borough president. Probably not likely to win (though I hate having that attitude about candidates I support) but she's got some good ideas and is definitely against the Ratner deal.
          •  I intend to do so. (none)
            I've met her and was pleased. I might even give some time to working for her, especially if she seems like she has any kind of a shot at winning (I, too, have a long and glorious history of supporting worthy losers).

            I knew Marty in college (35 years ago), and when he first ran I thought he'd be ideal for the job; not the brightest bulb on the porch, but he was born to boost Brooklyn. Unfortunately, his idea of boosting isn't quite what I had in mind. I fear the Ratner project will destroy and denature downtown Brooklyn for the rest of my life, and it seems unstoppable at this point.

            As long as I count the votes, what are you going to do about it? - William Marcy Tweed

            by sidnora on Sat Sep 17, 2005 at 09:37:08 PM PDT

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