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Thursday, June 5, 2014


Dan O'Connell was a different breed
of Irish - very different than the
contemporary "progressives" who
occupy political offices and party
positions in Albany City/County
today, who bear Irish names, but
lack the character of O'Connell
Mayor Curley of Boston, Mayor
Daley of Chicago, Big Tim Sullivan
of the Bowery-Five Points and
many more of the old style Irish.

Dan was a man who did not suck
up to state and national politicians.

Dan did not beg or grovel. He led.

Those aspiring to statewide and
national offices came to seek Dan's

Dan was the man who ran the
Democratic "machine" or organization
as some would prefer to call it.

Dan was a true leader, who cared
for the people, who in turn were
loyal to Dan.

Dan wielded the power of the vote
to benefit the people of Albany City
and County.

Today we have many "progressive"
politicians in Albany who have Irish
names but not the backbone of Dan

These pols behave as the lackey to
Squire Will Dannaher in the film
"The Quiet Man".

Albany has been in the news a lot

The  State Comptroller ( up for
election) puts out a report saying
nothing new. Nearly 60 percent of
land in the City is tax exempt.
Albany has a low employment rate
with a high proportion of the
population on welfare.  No wonder
that property taxes are so high.

The pols and their presumed
voting base in the welfare community
squawk about Dakota oil trains
coming to the Port of Albany.

Who needs a refinery, jobs, lower
heating oil/gasoline prices  and
lower property taxes when they
are on the dole?

The Great Obama by passes
Congress and violates the
Constitution by having the EPA
crack down on coal burning
power plants and killing the
coal industry.

The result will be skyrocketing
electric bills and massive power

But, if you have HEAP, an EBT
card, Crazy Money (SSI), Food
Stamps, Food Pantries and more-
what the hell do you care?

The "progressives" and  those
on the dole just suck up to the
Great O, Nancy Pelosi and the
rest, who are destroying America
and our Constitutional Republic.

Divide and conquer is the strategy
of the Left. Create crises, chaos
and divert the short attention span 
of voters most of whom no longer go
to the polls. Not to worry, as long
as you can get out your base of
the groups you cater and pander

Pit women against men, young
against old, LBGT against
traditionalist, illegal aliens
against American citizens and
legal immigrants, haves against
have nots, Black, Hispanic and
Asian against White, NYC agae
Upstate, and so on. 

The media is largely a partner
of the "progressive" politicians
in this War against America
and the Constitution.

In the End it is like Ebola
Americans devouring their
country and themselves. There
will be no survivors.

So, where are we in 2014?

Leaders who can't lead. Who
beg, grovel and suck up to
Governor Cuomo, The Great O
Nancy Pelosi and the rest.

No refinery for Albany. No
Casino. No jobs. No property
tax relief. Higher taxes. More
social services and crime.

What to do?

Take a leaf from the Cuomo
playbook. He buys the Working
Family and Independence Party
ballot lines and attacks the
Conservative Party as extremist
to divide the Patriot voters from
the Rhino Republicans?

Instead, take a leaf from the
O'Connell playbook.

Pay up the annual $11 million
annual payments in lieu of taxes
(PILOTS), as well as similar
Pilots for other city land, like
the expanding State Thruway
DOT facility on Rte 9W -
which contributed to killing
the Albany 23 Casino plan
contrary to denials of some
pols who suck up ,rather than
stand up, to the Governor.

No PILOTS now , no votes from
Albany! - is what Dan O'Connell
if he were, here, in charge, today
would say to statewide candidates
for Governor, Lt. Governor
Comptroller and Attorney General.

To counteract, the Great O and
his stupid EPA kill coal and coal
power plants - demand that Albany
tap in to the 765 KV Quebec-NYC
hydro power line soon to be built
through Albany along the rail tracks.

Increase oil train safety and build
a refinery at the Port of Albany to
increase the City tax base, lower
property taxes on homes and
businesses, and lower costs  of
home heating oil and gasoline
for consumers in Albany and
the Capital District.

Approve fracking for NYS natural
gas to spur an economic boom in
Albany and Upstate , that will
rival the economic boom resulting
building of the Erie Canal
in the early 1800's.

Repeal the "UnSafe ACT" and
opt out of Common Core.

Stand up! No more grovelling
begging and sucking up!

                          Joe Sullivan

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