Yesterday, in a private Facebook group, I was asked why I, a green-minded innkeeper, am VOTING BLUE today, esp., seeing how the mainstream Democrats seem to represent corporate America to the same extent as the GOPs.
A valid question, yes? I admitted that I do like the Green Candidate, Howie Hawkins, for NY Governor.
BUT... this particular year, I have to VOTE BLUE.
Hochul's main competition (Zeldin) is seriously seedy, and he has openly accepted all the dark money from "the same folks" that want to strip American of both its humanity and harmony, not to mention, Democracy, from what little we have left.
Example: There are two big old white GOP goons out here, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats) and Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) and that are irrationally up in arms over farmworkers getting overtime pay at 40 hours. They are part of the old boy’s club, out here in the reddest part of NY state.
Seriously! No kidding. I can't make this shit up.
BOTH GOPs, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano and NY State Senator O'Mara blast the state's proposal to lower the overtime threshold for NY farm workers to 40 hours, from 60 hours.
Also, both of these Republicans are against the Humane Alternatives to Solidarity Confinement Act, otherwise known as the HALT Act.
Here is how Republicans spin their desire to continue the practice of systemic racism, as, "business as usual."
O'Mara: “Governor Hochul and her Cuomo-appointed labor commissioner had the opportunity to choose the future of farming over the so-called ‘progressive’ ideology that is driving this state into the ground."
[CRITICAL THINKER'S TRANSLATION: “Hmmm... so foreign workers are not human enough (or white enough?) to get paid overtime at 40 hours, like other humans. Bullshit!”
These two seedy GOPs always represent the big factory corporate farms. To hell with us regular folks! This is why they have so much money in their campaigns. Seedy donors!
My God! As anyone who knows me, I refuse to just VOTE BLUE no matter who. BUT, in this case, Kathy Houchul has earned my vote for her reelection.
Zeldin would bring the quality of life in NY to an all-time nadir.
No way does Zeldin get my vote. Hell no!! You Go Governor Hochul!
Here is what she had to say regarding Roe vs Wade:
"We have been fighting this battle for too long. I refuse to go backwards. I refuse to let my new granddaughter have to fight for the rights generations have fought for and won, rights that she should be guaranteed."
“For anyone who needs access to care, our state will welcome you with open arms. New York will always be a place where abortion rights are protected and where abortion is safe and accessible. Just as the Statue of Liberty lifts her lamp tall in our harbor, New York will never stop fighting for what’s right — unafraid and undeterred.”
Thank you Governor Hochul! You earned my vote.