Sunday, May 29, 2011

Christine Quinn Queens Crap Donations

Queens Crap Tells Us : Where the Money's Coming From

It should come as no surprise, but it is being reported on the Queens Crap blog that Deputy Mayor Christine Quinn is raising the most money from campaign ''bundlers,'' who act as ''intermediaries'' : these intermediaries collect cash donations from groups of strangers for the benefit of the Deputy Mayor. The money is then bundled and presented to the Deputy Mayor's campaign offices.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Christine Quinn : ''Don't be an obstructionist, like I have been.''

OP-ED : My prediction for how history will judge the New York State politicians, who are blocking marriage equality :

‎''You should not be inbetween on equality,'' to quote Iana Equality Di Bona.

The bill came before the full Senate for debate on March 30, 1964 and the "Southern Bloc" of 18 southern Democratic Senators and one Republican Senator led by Richard Russell (D-GA) launched a filibuster to prevent its passage. Said Russell : "We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states." The bill has yet to come before the full Senate for debate and already the notorious hate group National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has forged an alliance with Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr. (D-Bronx), to prevent its passage. Diaz and NOM sponsored a hate rally in the Bronx on the same day as AIDS Walk New York. Said Diaz : "We're sending a message to the governor that the Hispanic community is against gay marriage."
The most fervent opposition to the bill came from Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC) : "This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress." The most fervent opposition to the bill came from Senator Martin Golden (R-Staten Island), who introduced a hostile "defense of marriage" bill that would declare same-sex marriages entered into outside of New York void under New York law : "I am sending the message that there is some normalcy in this great state when it comes to the principled idea that marriage is between a man and a woman."
Michael Rubens Bloomberg attended Johns Hopkins University, where he joined Phi Kappa Psi, and graduated in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in electrical engineering. In 2005, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg appealed a landmark marriage equality ruling and has been providing financial support to right-wing Republican legislators, including Senator Golden.
Christine Quinn was not yet born when the Civil Rights Act was enacted. In 2008, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn changed the term limits law to reward Mayor Bloomberg with a third term in office.
Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., was born in 1964. Sen. Joe Addabbo (D-Queens) voted against marriage equality in 2009 and is sitting on the fence as to whether he will support or oppose the pending marriage equality bill.
Carl Kruger was a teenager when the Civil Rights Act was passed into law. Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn) voted against marriage equality in 2009, even though Sen. Kruger has recently been outed as being gay. Yet, he still has the gall to yet say whether he will support marriage equality in 2011 for other LGBTQ New Yorkers.
President Lyndon B. Johnson, who wanted the bill passed as soon as possible, ensured that the bill would be quickly considered by the Senate. Normally, the bill would have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator James O. Eastland, Democrat from Mississippi. Given Eastland's firm opposition, it seemed impossible that the bill would reach the Senate floor. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield took a novel approach to prevent the bill from being relegated to Judiciary Committee limbo. Having initially waived a second reading of the bill, which would have led to it being immediately referred to Judiciary, Mansfield gave the bill a second reading on February 26, 1964, and then proposed, in the absence of precedent for instances when a second reading did not immediately follow the first, that the bill bypass the Judiciary Committee and immediately be sent to the Senate floor for debate. Governor Andrew Cuomo, who wanted the bill passed as soon as possible, has not yet ensured that the bill would be quickly considered by the Senate. Normally, the bill would have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator John J. Bonacic, Republican from Mount Hope, New York. Given Bonacic's firm opposition to marriage equality, it would seem impossible that the bill would ever reach the Senate floor. Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Long Island) has backed away from initially signaling that senators should "vote with their conscience" on the bill and has now, instead, threatened to not allow a vote on marriage equality. Thus far, excepting for intense lobbying and some major political demonstrations, the bill has not progressed within the state legislature after having been first introduced in the Assembly on May 10, 2011, by Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell.
Shirley Huntley participated in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery. Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) marched in Selma and didn't learn a thing.

Key :

* Quoted entirely from Wikipedia, excepting for the references to Speaker Quinn's birth, Sen. Addabbo's birth, Sen. Kruger's age, and Sen. Huntley's march in Selma.

** Quoted from other sources over the Internet.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

St. Vincent's 9/11 Tribute

I Will Wait For You -- St. Vincent's Hospital -- RIP 9-11 Tribute

Jane Jacobs would have saved St. Vincent's Hospital. Too bad City Council Speaker Christine Quinn couldn't.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Look at Christine Quinn's LGBT Record (including Marriage Equality)

Protest Against Christine Quinn - A Look at Quinn's LGBT Record

In 2005, Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered lawyers for New York City to appeal the trial court ruling issued by New York Supreme Court Judge Doris Ling-Cohen, who decided that marrying the person of one's own choosing was both a privacy right and a liberty right. If he really believed in marriage equality, why did Mayor Bloomberg appeal Judge Ling-Cohen's ruling ?

If City Council Speaker Christine Quinn really believed in LGBT civil rights, why did she change term limits in 2008 to reward Mayor Bloomberg with a third term in office ?

Watch has how protesters talk to one of Speaker Quinn's campaign donors -- and convince him to leave Speaker Quinn's fundraiser.

Even though some groups discriminate against LGBT New Yorkers, Speaker Quinn defends using city taxpayer money to support those hate groups.

More and more, as New Yorkers learn about Speaker Quinn's record, they, too, will walk away from her mayoral campaign.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Sen. Tom Duane was Shamed at St. Vincent's Rally ; Flashmob Protest Follows Sen. Duane the Day After

Sen. Tom Duane - Shamed on St. Vincent's Hospital Closing

In 2010, Sen. Tom Duane said he, Assemblyman Dick Gottfriend, New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and Rep. Jerry Nadler would restore a full-service hospital at the site of St. Vincent's. As of 2011, each of them has turned their back on us. Here is an exposé on Sen. Tom Duane. More to follow.

Nurse Eileen Dunn spoke at a rally for a new hospital on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at the site of the former St. Vincent's on the one year anniversary of the shady closing of St. Vincent's Hospital. The protest against Sen. Duane took place on Sunday, May 1, 2011, at 30 Fifth Avenue, outside of Brad Hoylman's apartment building. Mr. Hoylman is chair of Manhattan Community Board 2's omnibus committee on St. Vincent's. The 2010 flashback was recorded at a community forum that took place at Our Lady of Pompeii Church in the West Village.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Quinn Photo-Op at St. Vincent's Rally

Residents of the West Village Blame Christine Quinn for Doing Nothing to Restore a Full-Service Hospital at the Former Site of St. Vincent's Hospital.

One activist brought a funny poster to yesterday's St. Vincent's rally. The poster lampooned a recent hissy-fit that the city council speaker had, over the use of courtesy titles at a press conference. Last month, in an act of retaliation against a reporter from The New York Daily News, who reported that Speaker Quinn had been sued four times for not paying her rent, the Madame Speaker publicly humiliated Erin Einhorn after Ms. Einhorn referred to Speaker Quinn as ''Ma'am.''

Christine Quinn Photo Op at St. Vincent's Rally : Don't Call Me Ma'am