An intriguing idea: Luxury tax on self-funded campaigns

KW: Imagine if this idea was applied to Tom Golisano? We might not have an Independence Party of NY. And, we might not have had a NY State Senate Coup! (excerpt from) PolitickerNJ Daggett proposes luxury tax on self-funded campaigns By Matt Friedman TRENTON — Independent gubernatorial candidate Christopher Daggett wants to institute a “luxury […]

Tom Golisano running for US Senate in Florida?

Harumph. That man Golisano stirs up all this trouble in the NY State Senate, and he is not only a resident of Florida, but trying to stir things up in Florida by running for office there. Harumph.

Huffington Post/Room 8: Did Monserrate trade quid pro quo?

Original Story at Room Eight: here. Re: NY State Senate coup, etc. Monserrate-Golisano Smoking Gun? June 14, 2009 / Room Eight It appears that Hiram Monserrate–precisely as hypothesized here [Room Eight] on Friday–was/is in desperate straits for money to pay his newly acquired, $750 per-hour, super-lawyer Joe Tacopina, and keep himself from a seven-year state […]

NOW supports Sarah Palin

I just cannot believe that of all the problems in the world – including the sexist Republicans in the NY State Senate collaborating with Hiram Monserrate who is facing domestic violence charges – that the National Organization for Women (NOW) has decided to do an action alert against late night comedian David Letterman. Here are […]

You are to blame for Albany’s mess

Columnist Greg David wrote an excellent, if blunt and uncomfortable, reflection on the coup in the NY State Senate. I would also add to his list of why WE the people of NY are to blame. (See my thoughts at bottom.) – KW (excerpt from) Crain’s NY Business You are to blame for Albany’s mess […]

Top Ten Reasons To Like Third Parties

This video relates indirectly to the current Republican coup happening in the NY State Senate. Check out “Reason Number Three” to like third parties and you will see why. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofWE13jpo6U] I think that if there were third party Senators in the mix, the NY State Senate would be a lot more small “d” democratic, and […]

Tom Golisano thinks domestic violence charges are a “personal issue”

re: Tom Golisano and his cohorts in the coup to take over the NY State Senate You know, Tom Golisano has exposed himself, more than he could ever imagine. Because, he is part of a group of people who just do not get it. Golisano is now being clear that he thinks that charges of […]

Tom Golisano of the Independence Party flees NY

A tip of the hat to Elizabeth Benjamin of the Daily News for linking to the Golisano story in her blog of daily political news: here. KW: Tom Golisano is moving to Florida. He writes in the NY post that he has been taxed out of New York. Full article is: here. Excerpt at the […]