Tuesday, September 13, 2005

without representation

today is democratic primary day here in gotham and the bastard can't vote. no, it doesn't have anything to do with the bastard's time in the clink. it has to do with the not being a registered democrat and a clear lack of competition from other parties or to be more specific, my party. so today, for many offices in craptastic queens, this is election day. true their name will be on the ballot come november but, they will have already been elected. comptroller, my local representative get no competition from the other parties and thus there really is no impetus to deviate from the standard liberal platform. it isn't so bad, really. by and large liberal politics have nothing to do with getting your representative to ask the restaurant to turn down the music and that's why, if i was bleeding enough from my heart to be a democrat, i would vote for melinda katz because the bastard gets to sleep earlier on karaoke night than he used to. although as a result, i am technically disenfranchised and i live under one party rule so i have room to complain

more importantly, today is when we decide who is going to spend my tax dollars to go against mike bloomberg. he's a rockefellar republican and even the mofo temporarily puts down his copy of the "people's history of the united state" to declare that he's just a likeable new yorker (which coincidentally is how we ended up talking about kiss and how if woody allen had the gumption to start a rock band he would also kind of sound like paul stanley between songs live). i say spend because campaign finance laws allow opponents to spend the people's money to campaign. i don't like this so much. now yes, bloomberg is a multi billionaire and he can pay his own way and this is why local politicos need this money but, it's my money too and i'm not a democrat. just give me back my piece of change and have at it.

this morning i saw congressman anthony weiner on the way into the subway. first time the bastard came out of his charge of the light brigade towards the train to say what's up to a politician. he's shorter in person than you see on the tv. coincidentally, guiliani was taller in person. i guess it's all how you stand. anyway if i was going to have some democrat spend my tax dollars on the mayoral election, it would be him. at least his plans don't appear to be batshit crazy like ferrer's. truth to tell, i'll probably vote for bloomberg again. he won't owe anyone when it's done. weiner will already be in debt to the city whether he wins or loses and it just seems less corrupt when you owe no one.

—the bastard

17 comments:

bigbromofo said...

clink? what clink? where was I?

dub plat

bastard central said...

i did some time for heroin trafficking in the early 90's. then racketeering in early 2000. i was going to work my way up to murder but then i realized my older brother was being silly

—tha bastard

bigbromofo said...

peter brady is also silly

bastard central said...

yes but pork chops and apple sauce is shwell

mofo said...

Yeah, he did his time for the cause, I had qwuite a racket going in Jamaica, back in the day, you know, down by the Bristol.

As for the demo primary, two of those dudes could have graduated with you fellas. One is from Alabama, which takes her out of the running and one is endorsed by Al sSharpton, need I say more. Four more years for Bloomberg.

bastard central said...

UPDATE!!

apparently batshit crazy ferrer gets the honor of losing to bloomberg this november. and if he wins. he gets to be the schlub who gets to replace dinkins as the worst mayor in new york history

—the bastard

bigbromofo said...

go bloomie - get us more stadiums to build

bigbromofo said...

go bloomie - get us more stadiums to build

bastard central said...

sure, we can put said stadium in queens. the red headed step child of the 5 boroughs. right smack dab in the middle of the "thriving neighborhood around shea. i'm sure it's good for jobs. i know it's good. but if it's all the same to you dub, i'd rather you be reading blueprints for affordable housing in the city.

bigbromofo said...

there are many blueprints for the housing....my company does not delve into that market because we are not geared for that type of work...we like to do subways and large projects related to transportation...housing guys have a better handle on this....we alos need schools but we dont do that also because the SCA goies with lean and mean and we have to much OH standing on our shoulders to be competitive

bigbromofo said...

dont you know new york is turning into freejack. all of the housing will be in manhattan while mick jagger looks for escapees in the oputer boroughs

bastard central said...

dub, you watch some awful movies. the problem is that we never elect anyone from the outer boroughs anymore. of the last 4 mayors, 3 were from manhattan and 1 was from brooklyn but he spent all his career in manhattan. there has been nocandidate that really speaks to all of the outer boroughs excepte ferrer and he's batshit crazy

bigbromofo said...

freejack was a pretty good movie. its no balde runner but the fact that all of the hosuing is being built for the ultra rich is similar to what happened in that moveie. besides you must have wathced it to gather an opinion.

bastard central said...

actually frrjack isn't bad, mick jagger is bad in it. that isn't true. there is an even smattering of economic brackets having housing being built. they are building non project like housing in the bad parts of far rock and in rosedale and other lower income neighborhoods. under guiliani they rebuilt the fort apache area of the bronx. arverne by the sea (worst name ever) is middle to upper middle income housing. the problem for me is, i don't think i qualify as middle income anymore. yes, there is upper class housing being built as well. they are building luxury tenements on queens blvd but they are building 2 family house where the swim club used to be. i don't know who that is slated for but they are building up there.

bigbromofo said...

that is what's called gentrification. build up teh formerly deprssed area with expensive housing, etc to make suret he inhabiatnts can no longer live there and move out selling theioor house cheap but not as expensive as a regular neighborhood. another lower east sdie, williamsburg, etc. why are houses in east new york going for 400K. the henry hills that moved out becasue they moved in are trying to move back.

to answer your last snetnce, the ex swimmers i guess

bastard central said...

true but, it trancends that. in brooklyn there is a phenomina in which, young artsy trust fund babies are trying to get a piece of brooklyn, to be hip, without getting killed. developers are taking advantage of that. in far rock, there are clear examples of housing that has not worked out for the poor in the past and they are trying to change that. in varying sections at varying economic levels. sure it looks and smells the same but somehow are two different types of poop.

—the bastard

bigbromofo said...

poop on bedrock holds up better than poop on sand. remember rockaway was just a barrier beach that had summer "bungalows". cheap housing brings diffrenet people than the trust fund babies. locating housing way outside of the city leaves little power to bitch about it. lindsey was voted out when he did not plow eatern queens. unfortunately rockaway does not have neough votes to evict anyone