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

Thursday, February 11, 2016

CLARIFICATION

We would like to clarify something about yesterday's post. Us thinks we mostly right with clearness and with concision. Perhaps not.

For some unknown reason, some think we took a swipe at Ms. Kurzejeski yesterday, and Madden by implication, by noting that she does not seem overly partisan. Au contraire and to the contrary.

The fact that Kurzejeski and Glasheen do not come out of the often bitter, brawling, gutter world of Troy politics is a positive and we are excited to see the results. It is a fresh approach and we hope it works.

We do worry that we will misspell her name, but we can live with that stress. The point, however, still needs to be made: while citizens everywhere insist they dislike partisanship and desire clean politics, dirty politics still works.

We did hear some funny news yesterday that could change the entire landscape of Troy politics.

Apparently, the City Council (note, City Council) has an office. However, the new Council President has made it her office and will not allow other Council members to utilize the space. Ms. Mantello has the key and keeps it locked. Funny, yet petty. Former Council President Wiltshire did not do the same as it is the Council office, not the Council President's office. A minor but telling act.

On the plus side, Council President Mantello is making a concerted effort to have the Council Chamber painted. Until that is achieved, we don't see a way forward for the City. We're thinking an off-white (no offense) or a soothing mauve.

Now get out of here and hey, lets be careful out there.

53 comments:

Anonymous said...

If there weren't term limits Harry would still be mayor and we wouldn't be in the mess we're in.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sgt Phil Esterhous - wise words indeed

Anonymous said...

What? Wow!

Anonymous said...

Have would not have been re-elected.

Anonymous said...

She is super annoying. One term carm and we are only 2 months in.

Does she have a job other then council?

Anonymous said...

Damn auto correct. Harry, not Have.

Anonymous said...

yes he would have!!

Anonymous said...

Harry still thinks he would win if he could have ran again! He must have forgot getting kicked to the curb twice by county voters. Your done Harry! Don't you get it?

Anonymous said...

There is nothing in the charter preventing Harry from running for Mayor again. If Mark can be termed out and run again, so can Harry.

Anonymous said...

What a fool that man is!

Anonymous said...

Harry ran citywide for a leg seat twice after his term ended. He got trounced both times. It's safe to say the voters in Troy have had enough of him.

Anonymous said...

That's a joke, right?

Anonymous said...

If this doesn't straighten out, get hold of Belker and turn him loose....J.D. LaRue

Anonymous said...

If Harry ran for mayor he'd win. People love him. That's a fact jack !~~!

Anonymous said...

Look for the 3rd city official to come from the Charter review committee. Monica set that all up. Perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Why would other council members allow her to take over their office? I wouldn't. Someone needs to check k this woman's power trip fast

Anonymous said...

3rd and 4th. The comptroller and the OGS commissioner will both come from the charter review committee.

Anonymous said...

Harry has passion, want some??

Anonymous said...

No truth to this insane rumor. Although with her, you never know.

Anonymous said...

Term limits were instituted by the Republicans to get rid of Pattison because they couldn't beat him.

Anonymous said...

Passion for what? His dog?

Anonymous said...

No-not true. Term limits were voted into place when Mark was first elected. He, along with council president Walsh attempted to overturn them by council resolution. And that's a fact.

Anonymous said...

We really need to step up this blog. Starting to snooze a bit. We no longer have Lou, Gordo, Rodney and Kenny Z. but we still have Carmzilla, goon McGrath and B-Doh. Step it up please.

Anonymous said...

Passion for fried food!!

Anonymous said...

passion for the dept of child support. can't wait for him to start.

Anonymous said...

Let Queen Tut try to run again, he will be ripped apart like he was when he tried to keep the legislature job he was handed! The book is out on the cheeseburger whisperer, he will never win again

Anonymous said...

Passion for cheeseburgers

Drew Cooper said...

Me neither!!

Anonymous said...

Passion for the state department of taxation and finance

Anonymous said...

8:23 you really are delusional! People are licking their chops waiting for Tut to run again, he will be ripped apart!

Anonymous said...

whatcha gonna do when they come for you???

Anonymous said...

lets be honest, you couldn't shine Harrys shoes.

Anonymous said...

maybe harry will work at Motor vehicle help you get a license.

Drew Cooper said...

Harry don't scare me!!! He's a big fat pussy

Anonymous said...

You can't get cheeseburger grease out if shoes by shining them

Anonymous said...

Or you can stop reading it

Anonymous said...

might not scare you but still a better human then you

Anonymous said...

warrants anyone??

Drew Cooper said...

Of course

Drew Cooper said...

Great lawyer anyone?? Doesn't change the fact your a big fat pussy !!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Since when do council presidents go to ribbon cutting ceremonies? She needs to get a life

Anonymous said...

s.roy is a great lawyer

Drew Cooper said...

Never heard of him, is he the same guy hotspots civilians over seas?

Anonymous said...

people who call names have low self esteem, and need to make themselves feel better about their short comings.

Drew Cooper said...
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Anonymous said...

your starting to sound more like cox everyday....

Drew Cooper said...

Now that hurts!!

Anonymous said...

handsome with all that hair color, jet black??

Drew Cooper said...

Jet black hair dye? Jesus you losers are funny. I have brown hair, always have, never dyed. Is that the best you guys can make up? I'll help you make up better shit about me if you want. Try to make it more bad ass than hair dye please!

Anonymous said...

didnt say it was jet black as to the question mark it was a question. but yes it is colored anyone with eye can tell that.

Drew Cooper said...

Never colored once, my hair is Brown. I'd have no problem saying if I did color it. Now your jealous of my hair? You have some serious issues. My clothes, my hair, my demons, my lady friends, my kids,- my legal issues, my drivers license, my vehicles, dude, get a fucking life!!! I'm not that interesting!!! I just don't like grimy public figures and I speak out against them, unfiltered, and you hate me for it and I don't care. I can battle you with words or fists, don't matter to me, I win both! Fuck you very much. Enjoy this Sunday and stop obsessing

Anonymous said...

oh how is that Porsche??

Anonymous said...

so are you saying you have no greys??