The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Monday, September 28, 2015

THE PARTY PARTY

First, hope you like the new look. We decided that it's no longer 2005 and it was time to jump into 2009, with both feet. We painted, got new siding and knocked down a few walls for an open floor plan. Enjoy. Now, back to the show.

Say what you want about failed Democratic mayoral candidate Ernest Everett: He was the pawn of Tom Wade, the Dark Prince of machine politics; He was used to sabotage the Wiltshire campaign; He is a forgery master and can file a false instrument like nobody's business.

All or some of the above may be true. Still, if we had to join a campaign there is no contest. We would have hitched a ride on the Ernie Train.

We recently reviewed Everett's financial disclosures. Just to see who might have contributed to the campaign. We weren't looking for anything in particular. Then we saw his January 2015 Periodic Report. December 15, 2014 must have been quite a day.


First, we start at Kokopellis for a cocktail or two. Then, it's off to Pfeil's Hardware to purchase what? We're thinking a rubber tube and a funnel. Armed with our Pfeil purchases, we're off to Hooters! We scoot over to the Confectionary where we drop a cool $377 and change. Then, a nightcap at the Black Bear Inn and another at the Elbow Room. And that's what we remember. Finally, we return home and try and take our pants off over our head.

Madden may have the D nomination and Wiltshire the WFP, but they never had a Monday night like that!



Which probably explains:

That million dollar smile.

You just don't see campaign pub crawls like that anymore.

OTHER NEWS

In other news, the Troy Police Department has unveiled a new, on-line system to report non-emergency crimes. A good step forward in to the information age. We hope it's not abused because people basically suck. We were invited to review some of the lesser complaints coming from Troy residents:

"Help, come quick, I just saw a squirrel."

"I was killed two days ago and no one has found my body yet."

"My tum-tum hurts."

"Some guy just stole my nomination."

"My kid lost the remote."

"I just saw some dude with a tube and a funnel."

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sign me up.

Anonymous said...

That Wade is a freakin' genius. Put a handsome, well-spoken African-American lad in the race six months before you ever interview candidates for mayor, just in case you need him to siphon votes from a yet unnamed potential interloper. Brilliant, just brilliant! Now I get the funnel and rubber tube thing. He used it to siphon votes form Rodney.

Anonymous said...

Old news

Anonymous said...

He he ha ha. You guy keep laughing and playing with Earnie. Meanwhile 9000 votes where cast in the last election and Lou won by 1000. Now you have a three way race and a division in the Democratic Party. Apparently it means nothing to you people but it means a lot to Jim Gordon. Ask you canadate sister how a 3 way race went for her when there was division in the Republican Party o those many years ago. The biggest difference this year is you have Bill Dunne and Peter Ryan trying to keep there job in the Madden administration. These 2 have nothing to show for there job performance and Peter is openly blaming Bill Dunne for all of Lou problems in his failed administration. Your mayoral candidate who is starting to be called " lou light" is nowhere to be seen and doesn't have the balls to tell Peter Ryan and Bill Dunne that they are not a part of his administration or are they? Peter Ryan could probably land on his feet with a job outside of Troy but Bill Dunne is the most unemployable man in New York State. Rodney is going to work his ass off to try and win this election and when he loses the one thing that will take the sting away is knowing that he and Pat Madden need something to occupy there time in 2016. But I digress why think reasonable about the new Mayor Jim Gordon administration when we can laugh at a failed attempt to deceive and manipulate voter by a young inexperienced misguided black man. Maddens downfall won't be a joke when he losses and it won't be a joke when he starts to hear "I was on the fence till Rodney's people told me about Wade/Earnie and then they told me Bill Dunne and Peter Ryan are staying with Madden administration so I did the only thing I could do to right the sinking ship called Troy. I VOTED FOR JIM GORDON". HG4YN.

Observer said...

Why are you the one that sounds desperate? You should be calm and cool.

Anonymous said...

I had no idea EE was in the race so much earlier than everyone else. I always Assumed he was a late entry after Rodney announced.

Anonymous said...

I'm still voting wfp. Or I'm 75percent sure. The timing does take the wind out of Rodney's claims. Maybe I'll change my mind if it looks like Gordon will win but for now Rodney's the guy

Anonymous said...

Can't take Gordon and Harry. I will probably jump ship to madden.

Anonymous said...

A vote for Rodney is a vote for Gordon.

Anonymous said...

Just because Ernie announced earlier than Madden and Wiltshire doesn't mean he wasn't a plant to siphon votes away from Rodney. Everyone knew that Rodney was going to Rodney - certainly Wade knew. To spout the idea that Wiltshire is some "unnamed potential interloper" is to just dismiss the political landscape and the intra-party infighting in the lead-up to all of these announcements. Everyone knew Gordon was going to run before he announced. When Lou resigned - which was the scuttlebutt for some time before it actually happened - everyone knew Wade wasn't going to put the party's backing behind Wiltshire. The timing is irrelevant - the fact that it's even a discussion shows just how uncomfortable party loyalists with the charges leveled at Ernest.

Anonymous said...

The timing issue is a bit misleading. Does anyone think that only events reported by the media matter? Are we to believe that Ernest just woke up some February am and decided to run for Mayor? Was the Dem committee just sitting around until April wondering who might be interested in the nomination? Does Team Troy really just field an almost entire slate of candidates just in time for a primary? Granted, some of the conspiracy talk is overboard, but the idea that no one knew, or strongly suspected that a primary might be coming, is rather disingenuous. Regardless of your opinions of the people in question, none of them are idiots, anyone who runs for office plans well in advance and talks to a number of people, and political creatures like us tend to be terrible at keeping quiet.

Gordon 911 Tape said...

PLAY ME

Anonymous said...

Wade was glad to have a three way primary considering the circumstances. So what. It doesn't mean he pressured Everett into running or advised him to do anything illegal. The fact that you people find this controversial shows how little you understand politics. Thats probably why you can't win elections.

Anonymous said...

If Dunne is the most unemployable guy in NYS, what's that make Harry? BTW, if Wade did arrange this, it''s freakin' genius. Don't really care Madden or Gordon, but Wiltshire's ending him political career. That's a thing of beauty.

Anonymous said...

I believe Wade pushed Ernie to run for council. Conspiracy shit belongs on the Misfit Troy facebook page with that group of halfwits.

Anonymous said...

Jim Gordon's group?

Anonymous said...

I agree 100% which is why I'm jumping of the S.S Wiltshire and climbing on the Madden train

Anonymous said...

You seem a bit obsessed with that group and it's curator, do you have a good shrink? I hope! If not, find one! I see why you don't post your name to your comments, your an embarrassment

Anonymous said...

McCashion posted this information months ago. Yawn.

Anonymous said...

Harry can't find a job in the private sector, he needs things handed to him. Real men go get it, fat blowhards expect it handed to them. Unemployable, Unfriendly, ,and unskinny, unenjoyable, unlikable, underwhelming, under a bus! Bye Bye Harry

Anonymous said...

Why are you waiting too play the tapes? Robert said he has them. Then play them. He never lies. There on his kitchen table. Let's. Hear them.

Anonymous said...

They weren't around months ago. Don't try and compare McAssclowns tweets with the TP. TP is light years more entertaining

Anonymous said...

12.28 makes some very good points. In order to believe that the time line is the only thing that matters stretches the imagination. The question is why the party did not support or plan to support Wiltshire. Faction A says Wiltshire was simply a renegade(or was being led by Ken Z, choose your version)that bucked party leadership based on principle. Faction B maintains Wiltshire led a group of three legislators that undermined the current mayor primarily for personal gain and to take control of the city party. Isn't Troy wonderful?

Anonymous said...

I could care less about the success of the Team Troy slate - but you pose a good question about anonymity, 3:50P. I have my reasons but you seem opposed to it. What do you have to hide?

Anonymous said...

Unskinny :-)

Anonymous said...

Worked with Dunne at Albany Med. Good, smart guy. Not the problem.

Anonymous said...

Unskinny is when you eat too many cheeseburgers. Or when you drink too much and forget to take your psych meds.

Anonymous said...

Somebody lied on Franco's show
Do da do da
Rodney shouldn't sink so low
All the do da day

Anonymous said...

To the station McCassion went
Do da do da
He's the guy that Rodney sent
All the do da day

Anonymous said...

Show us your tongue Rodney

AyeMatey said...

The end is nigh and there's blood in the water! The SS Wiltshire is foundering. The sky is falling while The Team cries, 'wolf'!
Oh, the drama... y a w n . . . Wake me when he completely implodes.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Jim Gordon get use to it. Nose rubbing will start at about 10pm election night. HG4YN

Anonymous said...

Harry was always a spoiled , self important, entitled little martinet but according to him and his sycophants somehow, this makes him a self made man. Har har, de har har.

Johnny Walker Black said...

Set the 911 tapes free. We need to hear them. We need to make sure people will be safe at city hall.

Drew Cooper said...

Agree

Anonymous said...

Martinez and sycophant in the same post? Damn blog is getting awfully high-brow.

Anonymous said...

Right next to the tin foil hat I presume?

Blue Pride said...

So true. people call us with the craziest shit. Its hard to be professional at times.