Monday, February 07, 2011

Monday: Back on the Chain Gang...


The Cuomos are very interesting political people. For years I've enjoyed following the Clintons, but I must confess my number two celebrity indulgence is the Cuomos. And now that Andrew has brought the New York State governorship back under the family crest... the Albany Times Union devoted Sunday's Page One to one of those "This story is available only in print" articles: "A political legacy that's steeped in the bloodline" subheadlined "The complicated symbiosis between Gov. Cuomo 52 and Gov. Cuomo 56," by Paul Grondahl could serve as a "Cliff's Notes" or maybe an "Idiots Guide to Cuomo." It contains many great stories and anecdotes, and if you can getcherhandson a copy of the paper...

On the front page of the "Perspective" Section, another Cuomo story. This time "(Andrew) Cuomo seizes the upper hand in budget battle." What is most noticeable is that beside both Cuomo stories there are Albany city landfill stories! (Guess there's no new NXIVM news this week.) All of the aforementioned can be found online.

There's a shining example of why I never bother to by "service agreements" for anything on page D1 in Cathy Woodruff's "The Advocate" column, all about somebody who bought a snowblower from Sears with a pricey service agreement that so far has proven to be worth its weight in s%*t.

What news will this new week bring? #Egypt will likely remain the top buzzword, unless Al-Qaeda launches a nuke or snother volcano goes off somewhere... Oh well, at least the groundog predicted an early end to winter... we'll see about that one! As always, catch me here or on twitter on on the radio!
Show Comments: OR

1 comment:

  1. Dave! That shitty rag couldn't keep the Cuomo piece offline for long. The demand was too overwhelming so they posted it H-E-R-E-!

    ReplyDelete


COMMENTING CHARGES
Per comment rate: $2
Payable by either clicking the BitCoin "tip me" button or the PayPal "donate" button in the sidebar.

WAIT, WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY TO COMMENT?
Because, like the fine publication Tablet, whom I borrowed this concept from, I too am committed to bringing you the best, smartest, most enlightening and entertaining reporting and writing I'm able to provide, all free of charge. I take pride in my loyal readership, and I'm thrilled that you choose to engage with me in a way that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking. But the Internet, for all of its wonders, poses challenges to civilized and constructive discussion, allowing vocal—and, often, anonymous—minorities to drag it down with invective (and worse).

I'm asking people who'd like to post comments on my blog to pay a nominal fee—less a paywall than a gesture of your own commitment to the cause of great conversation. All proceeds go to helping me bring you the provocative and/or entertaining articles that brought you here in the first place.

I NEED TO BE HEARD! BUT I DONT WANT TO PAY.
Readers can still interact with me FREE of charge via Facebook comments and Google+ comments! You can also reach me via Twitter @davelucas

I hope this new largely symbolic measure will help create a more pleasant and cultivated environment for all! Those of you who choose to contribute, thanks for your support.

IMPORTANT:

Your comment will appear after you have made your donation.

All IP addresses are logged.

Your comment will not appear immediately as all messages are vetted before publication.

PS - Any more questions? Check out my Policy & Terms of Use FAQ!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Web Analytics