The Watergate Scandal and the Cuomo Moreland Scandal Are Close Cousins


Those of us who remember the Watergate scandal which brought down President Nixon remember that it started with a messed up minor burglary.  Little by little more and more information came out about Nixon ‘s corruption.  Then finally, the straw that ‘broke the back’ of Nixon’s administration came in one man, John Dean, a former Nixon employee who opened the doors of how Nixon used his corrupt power.

Today, August 27, 2014, the New York Times decided to deny the endorsement of Governor Cuomo because he had failed to rid the state government of corruption.

“He failed to perform Job 1,” the Times said in an editorial.

“The state government remains as subservient to big money as ever, and Mr. Cuomo resisted and even shut down opportunities to fix it.

The Watergate Scandal began with a fouled up burglary to get information on political enemies of Nixon and ended up bringing down President Nixon’s Administration.

When President JFK was ‘fooling around’ the media ignored it because they liked him. This time the reporters don’t like Governor Cuomo.  This is a gigantic difference.  Any negative information reporters can dig up they well use to crush Cuomo.  If another John Dean appears, Cuomo will be brought down.

I believe it’s too late in the upcoming elections, and this stupid act of stopping the Moreland Commission is Governor Cuomo’s death knell for any hope of the Presidency.

written by James Tricoli, Editor of the Amhersttimes.cxom

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New York’s ‘Shut Up’ Rule

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Keep quiet. That’s the message being sent by New York State Board of Elections, which disregarded the First Amendment to enact new “emergency regulations” on political speech that could become permanent at the end of this month.

Intended to regulate spending by independent groups during campaign season, the regulations are so expansive that almost anyone, citizen or organization, hoping to have their say on any issue could find themselves in bureaucratic dire straits.

Is an ad for a charity that supports war veterans advocating for a candidate who is also a war vet? Is an AARP pamphlet opposing higher prescription-drug prices under ObamaCare opposing every candidate who supports New York’s state-run insurance marketplace?

What about billboards for a local gun show that say, “Support the Second Amendment” — are those attack ads against all pro-gun control candidates?

Under the new regulations, these decisions are left entirely to the discretion of the four unelected commissioners on the Board of Elections.
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NY Times Declines to Endorse Cuomo in Primary, Cites Corruption

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The New York Times declined on Tuesday to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary next month because he has failed to rid the state government of corruption.

“He failed to perform Job 1,” the Times said in an editorial. “The state government remains as subservient to big money as ever, and Mr. Cuomo resisted and even shut down opportunities to fix it.

“Because he broke his most important promise, we have decided not to make an endorsement for the Democratic primary on Sept. 9.

“Cuomo, 56, who is seeking his second term, is facing Fordham Law School professor Zephyr Teachout, a national expert on political corruption. The winner will most likely square off against Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, whose primary is on the same day.

The Times also would not endorse Teachout because she “has not shown the breadth of interests and experience needed to govern a big and diverse state.”
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Jerry Schad Weeding Out Members of “His” Amherst Democratic Committee

 The Chairman Of The Amherst Democratic Committee – JERRY SCHAD

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I’m having the last laugh.

I’ve received phone calls from individuals in the Amherst Democratic Committee telling me that Jerry Schad, Chairman of this group, has informed his intimate friends he is going to be very selective who will be ‘allowed’ in his Committee.  Many of the regular faces will not be there anymore including members from different parties.

He will be deleting those people who ask questions which are contrary to Jerry’s Democratic beliefs, and those people who ask questions about the Committee which only the leadership should be aware of.

Jerry Schad has gotten rid of some of these people already.  Those he has left in the Committee are his ‘clique’ who will blindly follow his line of leadership.

Written by James Tricoli

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The Mayor Says This Will Not Happen. Have You Heard That Before?

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The newest battle between a developer and the people has started.  The battleground is the Hirshfield~Richfield project.  Developers plan to build a three story building which will meet the sidewalk like Mr. Paladino’s hotel at Main and South Forest.  The second floor will be businesses and apartments.

As they reach the end of the project they will include parking in the rear of the building on the Richfield side and continued down the street.

This invasion of our neighborhood is the beginning of the destruction of this neighborhood.  Under no circumstances should developers be allowed to go down neighborhood streets.

I’m a man who believes in the power of the people.  We must not be sweet-talked into allowing this invasion by anyone.

This is our village we must not let it be taken away from us.  We will find legal ways to stop these money people from stealing our heritage, our town.

P>S. The Town Planning Board OK 99 parking spots for this project not 83. There will be 20 apartment and 8 garages for these apartments.

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95 or 83 Parking Spaces? Maybe More Or Less In The Hirschfield Dr. Richfield Rd. Project

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Last evening I attended the Village Board meeting.  To begin with the Village plans to designate 26 sites/buildings in the Village as Historical sites or homes.  The selection of these places includes various architectural styles.

The one block from Hirshfield Dr. to Richfield Rd. will be the home of a new 3 story building which will have offices or shops in it.  It will also house a row one story high shops and/or offices.

In the rear the building architect Dave Sutton said he will put 95 parking spots.  I challenged Mr.Sutton as to how many parking places there will actually be.  I believe he will have to use the side street of Richfield.

Since both the town and village both own a piece of this property the town has said and written that the top amount of parking spaces will be 83.

One last item:  The Village is buying 3 snow plows.  I think we will need them.

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Rick Perry: ISIS Seeking to Form Tex-Mex Caliphate

Andy Borowitz

AUSTIN – Texas Governor Rick Perry warned again today of the burgeoning presence of ISIS militants in Mexico, arguing that the extremist group planned to erase the border with Texas in the hopes of forming what he called a “Tex-Mex caliphate.” Perry said that President Obama was “naive” in ordering surveillance flights over Syria when ISIS’s real goal is the conquest of Texas. “I do not want to see a generation of Texas schoolchildren forced to speak Islamic,” he said.

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Town Is Buying 3 Snow Plows For This Upcoming Winter

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The Town Board will be buying 3 snow plows for this upcoming winter.  The prediction for the coming winter calls for plenty of snow.  That might be great news for skiers, snowmobilers and such, but for many it’s not so great.  The Farmer’s Almanac is predicting a very cold and snowy winter in our area.

New plows will help all of us, those that want to get out to the slopes and trails, and those who simply want to get to the grocery store or Doctor’s or whatever appointments they have in town.

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The Feeling Here is Emphatic: Don’t Mess With Our Timmy’s

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Tim Hortons and Burger King are poised to merge.  The prospect of Burger King buying Tim Hortons may not mean much in other parts of the country, but in Western New York, it’s a whopper of a development.

Western New York has a special connection with Tim Hortons’ namesake founder, who was a defenseman for the Buffalo Sabres from 1972 until his death in a car crash in 1974.

This fall, a Sabres-branded specialty location is scheduled to open in downtown’s HarborCenter, complete with tributes to Horton’s life and a retrospective of Buffalo’s history.

So it was no surprise Tim Hortons customers had strong opinions about the future of the company should Burger King’s owner, 3G Capital of Brazil, get its hands on it.

“They’d better never, ever change the coffee,” said Julie LaFontaine, a Tim Hortons customer from North Buffalo.

Others agreed.
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Renovations Completed at Buffalo Niagara International Airport

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New amenities include three stores, restaurant

If you’ve flown out of our Buffalo-Niagara airport over the past 5+ years you know that the service areas haven’t changed much and were a bit dowdy and dull.  Not so much any longer.

Delaware North Cos. has wrapped up a $3.8 million renovation at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Jet Set, located just past the security gate, is a combination convenience store and newstand. The 2,082-square-foot store sells grab-and-go snacks, beverages, books, magazines and Buffalo-branded merchandise.

Next door is Fifth & Main, a luxury boutique outfitted with high-end finishes and boasting popular designer products such as Vera Bradley handbags, Pandora jewelry and Tumi luggage. The 1,300-square-foot store is expected to do especially well among Canadian travelers, 2 million of whom pass through the Buffalo airport each year.

A second, 1,400-square-foot Jet Set store has been added to the east end of the terminal near the Southwest and Delta Airlines gates.
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