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

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

YOU CAN LEAD A CARM TO WATER...

...BUT YOU CAN'T MAKE HER THINK

The Madden administration was baptized in the waters of Lansinburgh Sunday when a water main ruptured. According to eyewitnesses, water and pavement flew into the air, cars were overturned, a swarm of locust descended on the city and a cow gave birth to a two-headed calf.

The Boys and Girls Club was closed and twelve residents had flooded basements. Oddly, one person had a flooded attic. However, like Hercules cleaning the Augean Stables, the water was quickly rerouted around the break.

We are sure this was not the way Madden wanted to start his first month in office. The repairs could be costly. While such repairs are factored into the budget, there are bound to be more issues when temperatures dip. The fact that the temperatures have been mild does not bode well for the future. Mains break all the time during the bitter days of February. Now, they're just breaking. The real scandal: Why didn't Madden fix this on day one, before the main broke? Answer us that, Mr. Mayor!

Never one to pass up a disaster, our own Carmella Mantello had to dive in:

"Today is another example of the need of state and federal legislators to direct major dollars for infrastructure in communities like Troy," said Carmella Mantello, president of the Troy City Council.
Mantello, a Republican, said the water main also served homes and businesses across the Hudson River in Menands. She said repair costs will be in the millions of dollars — especially troublesome, she said, considering the city has spent down its water reserve fund over the past three years to offset general fund deficits.

Rather bad form to play politics when events like this occur. Notice, she limits the use of the water reserve fund to the 'past three years'. Actually, dipping into the fund has been going on through most of the past two administrations. Mantello feels it necessary to limit it to the Rosamilia Administration when she knows better.

Secondly, the State and Federal governments are not paying to upgrade Troy's infrastructure. They may help out a wee bit, but not enough to get such a project done.  It is not going to happen in Troy, in Syracuse, in Rochester or Binghamton. So, do you have any ideas that may help solve the problem? Care to discuss what is actually needed (and probably will not happen)? Bonding for a decade-long upgrade project is the answer and we know that ain't happening.

Mantello* will be fun to watch. Although the waters did not part for her, she has mastered the politician's age-old art of condensing few ideas into many words and finishing off with a patina of leadership. Bruno's padawan learned much when she was involved at the State level.


* We will no longer allow comments that attack the personal appearance of female politicians. We thought it would end but it hasn't.

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ok, no comments on appearances, but, Carmzilla, please tell us how many millions the repairs will cost by stomping your foot. Ain't I a stinker?
....Wolf T. Flywheel

Anonymous said...

I'm really really beginning to despise this woman! Carmzilla talked a good game to get elected she then chooses to act like Tut, who also took the chance to mug for the cameras. I would be willing to bet a cheeseburger or two that Harry would have been nowhere around the water problems if there wasn't cameras there. More of the same political grandstanding from these two ass clowns. It gets tiring

Anonymous said...

Mantello lunges at any opportunity to grab publicity. An unexpected tragedy didn't discourage her from blasting a Democratic administration.
Where is your heart Carm ? what about those residents and businesses inconvenienced by this mishap ?
In less than a month in office, she has exhibited a callous approach to Troy's problems. Her mantra can be dubbed "a la LaPasta" (i.e. it doesn't matter what I say as long as I can see my name in print).

Anonymous said...

But commenting on men's personal appearance is acceptable? Nice sexism.

Phana24JG said...

So Carmella was just mugging for the camera, but Madden was down by the rupture offering keen engineering and structural remediation advice? How about mentioning well-done to the DPW and all involved.

So you guys were shocked that someone might make a reference to infrastructure in the midst of this noteworthy event? You have to admire the hypocrisy of those who cry about politics as usual are the first to play politics as usual.

My only criticism of the city during this event was a slight lack of updates as to progress and outlook. Perhaps Salka could invite McCashion or Coop down for some social media lessons.

Anonymous said...

It's not the mention of aging infrastructure. It's the dig at the previous administration for financial shell games that we ALL know were the hallmark of the Tutunjian years.

Anonymous said...

Madden is the Mayor. If he wasn't there Phana would be asking where he was. Mantello is not the Mayor and hopefully never will be. Mantello is and always has been an attention whore with no solutions.

Anonymous said...

Anyone care to discuss the big leak in the Internal Affairs Bureau over at TPD? McCashless?

Phana24JG said...

10.31, fair enough. Carm did parse that one very selectively.

10.36, I appreciate your inability to comprehend objective observations. Politically, I would say a mayoral appearance was necessary, and Carm's appearance was a good idea. She can attention whore to her heart's content as long as she does a reasonably good job. Personally, I could care less who appeared, what I appreciated was the quality of the emergency repair, although I hope the decision to take Monday off does not come back to haunt us with our customers across the river.

Anonymous said...

Almost forgot. It's Tango Down Tuesday. Waiting for the arrests. Keep me posted.

Drew Cooper said...
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Anonymous said...

Entire administration, past and present, arrested today for stealing 911 tape. Tango Down Boom. It's happening now, boom. Press won't cover arrests. Giant communist, MLK Day conspiracy. Boom. Congratulations Mayor Gordon.

Anonymous said...

Flywheel,

A stinker? Probably.
Clever? Definitely!

It took me quite a while, but that comment about stomping her foot was borderline genius. Thankfully, I finally got it. That is how horses count! You even got that one by Democratus! I mean, why else would he allow it right after the new personal appearance rule?

Psst... If you post a reference to former Dodgers pitcher, Joe Moeller, Demo probably won't get that one either. *wink*

Anonymous said...

Geesh, Golly GEE wiz, where do I get my Captain Troy Polloi decoder ring? I feel so left out with all these insider comments. ;-(

Anonymous said...

I heard there has been some bragging in the police station hallways by captain obvious. True?

Anonymous said...

I'm a big fan of Ernie from my three sons.

Anonymous said...

still shoowing the jealousy for harry I see.

Anonymous said...

Waiting for Carmzillas next photo opp, maybe wearing a fireman hat. Surprised she didn't return to the worksite in a pair of fishing boot

Robert Cox said...

Where is that Dips shit Mark McGrath no where to be found I see !~~!

Anonymous said...

Heh heh.somebody "Gets me"!
...Flywheel

Anonymous said...

P.s. Nyuck nyuck!

Anonymous said...

Give me one reason why anyone would be jealous of Tut, just ONE! I'll wait for your answer

Anonymous said...

It's not his district Norman Bates

Anonymous said...

Mark was with Anastasia celebrating the holiday.

Anonymous said...

Jealous of Harry? Lmao.

Anonymous said...

HE WAS A PRODUCTIVE MAYOR, WHO ACTUALLY CARED ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN THIS CITY. YOUR JUST A BLOWHARD WHO LIKES TO HEAR YOURSELF SPEAK AND ADDS NOTHING TO THE COMMUNITY.

Anonymous said...

He cared about the people in the community, that's funny! A productive mayor? That's funnier! He was good to his people and no one else! Take your garbage elsewhere, if he was so good for Troy why has he lost the county seat handed to him, twice! His political career is over, now he depends on handouts for him.and the Mrs from the people he took care of as mayor!

Anonymous said...

The man can't even support himself and his family without begging Jimino to create county tit jobs for him and his wife. That a former mayor could be so disrespected and widely reviled that he can't get a job anywhere from any of the thousands of contacts a mayor develops in office is really unheard of. He's an incompetent fool and the entire capital district knows it.

Anonymous said...

Look everyone, Phana can spell objective! Maybe he'll learn what it means next.

Anonymous said...

Served

Anonymous said...

What's a dips-shit? Is it listed in Wiki, or the Urban Dictionary? ????

Anonymous said...

A water emergency of this magnitude should not have been put on hold because of a holiday. The amount of overtime expended would have been negligible in comparison to revenues lost and people inconvenienced. This is a rookie move by a green management team.

Anonymous said...

It's Dunne's fault. Boom. Tango down!

Anonymous said...

Carm will lead us to the promised land!

Anonymous said...

The water reserve fund has been spent down the last 3 years? That is just a bold faced lie told by Carmzilla, it's been spent down the last 7 or 8 years. Carmzilla is nothing more than a lying shill for Tut and company. This is their biggest problem. They tell lies just as easily as they tell the truth and they think we are too dumb to notice. Thank god there are a few places where Carmzillas shilling and dishonesty gets called out. Can someone reporter as her to clarify this bald faced lie? No reporter ever calls them on their bullshit, let's start

Phana24JG said...

2.16 - You have a point, but it may have taken them the better part of Monday to figure out what they were going to do, and who they could get to do the work. I don't know very much about welding, but I am guessing that is a very difficult task, and just "doing something" for the sake of looking good may do more harm than good.

More troubling is the very untimely failure of the back - up line to Waterford and Halfmoon. They have got to get a cam down in those lines and assure customers that will not happen again. Losing the revenues from surrounding municipalities would be crippling.

Anonymous said...

Waterford is already considering connecting to Cohoes instead of Troy....

Anonymous said...

He doesn't really think that someone thinks he's clever and borderline genius, does he?

Anonymous said...

the city was in good shape when he was mayor, more then I can say now. So you can take your garbage elsewhere. You seem jealous that Jimino gets him a job, if you weren't so ignorant you would realize that's what most politicians do.

Anonymous said...

save that shit for your Troy page!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Take that garbage elsewhere? We tried, dumbass. How many times did we voters reject Harry. But he won't go away. He's the true Troy garbage. Please take him elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

all the garbage lives in the burgh!

Anonymous said...

the true troy garbage sits behind his computer and bad mouths Harry. you are starting to sound like mcashion. will just call you mccooper.

Anonymous said...

There's that name again. You think Randy is the only person who despises you, you fool? Last I checked the Troy page has 3200 members, not many of them are Tut fans either!

Anonymous said...

No, the true Troy garbage runs around the city like a big shot spending his Dad's money, then bragging about it! Your jealousy of Randy seems apparent Harry. He ruined you and you can't deal with it! Say hi to Randy next time you see him, he may just botch slap you once!

Drew Cooper said...

Unlike you Harry Ho Ho, If I have something to say, I say it, and I put my name on it! Your an epic failure

Anonymous said...

Who, Tut?

Anonymous said...

Haha you calling someone an epic failure is like the pot calling the kettle black.

Anonymous said...

You cannot be a member of the troy page if you like Harry or disagree with McCooper. So out of the 3200 members really how many comment on that page, 10 if your lucky.

Drew Cooper said...

EPIC FAILURE!! I just call it like I see it..BTW there are plenty of people who post articles and comment about the few good things you clowns did. I will add Harry right now if he requests, he needs to stop sending his wife to fight his battles for him. He needs to be a man!! Oh wait, that won't happen.

Anonymous said...

At least Coop is self made. All you losers depend on handouts and tot jobs!

Anonymous said...

12:44 if you never been on.Mr Coopers page, don't comment on it. I can tell you've never been on it because your post makes no sense. I have some pull with Randy. If you ask me nicely and tell me your name, I will put a good word in for you. So at least you will know what your talking about. But that has never stopped you before!

Anonymous said...

I have been on his page and its a joke the same people comment as long as you agree you can stay otherwise you get kicked out, so the post makes perfect sense.

Anonymous said...

I hear that harrys getting a job for renn. county child support, things should get interesting.