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

Monday, February 29, 2016

THE FRIENDS MEET

Yes, it is February and, for those of us who follow the news, were are treated to the usual, dusted-off, articles about the Friends of 112th Street Dinner. The Friends Dinner is a chance for 350-400 old, doughy, pasty white guys to meet and, tell bad inside-baseball jokes and use bawdy language.

The Friends can do what they want, of course. If that sounds like a fun night to you, God Bless and have fun with that Do-It-Yourself Root Canal Kit. But...must we be treated to the usual article year-in, year-out? Anyone who has been around for a few years could write the article. Franco still writes the same article every year and The Record and the Times Union and Vandenburgh will tell us how he wasn't able to make it.  And yes, we all know, you can't talk about what was said at the dinner. We get it.

Wouldn't the space be better used for, oh, we don't know......NEWS? And yes, we just wasted space on it.

For instance, what is the Madden Administration's position on a possible refinancing of the debt? Refinancing the debt would extend payments for an additional ten years but save the city $2,000,000 a year. That is certainly, at the least, worth a discussion. The idea of extending the payments another ten years sounds exasperating but our police department, fire department and CSEA are still without contracts. That will need to be addressed soon and there will be a price-tag. More on this coming soon.

Or more articles on the mental health crisis facing the nation. Afflictions such as paranoia can strike anyone, young, old, rich poor, white, black. So, let us just say upfront, we are worried about former Mayor Tutunjian. He is one of the last people could see having a mental health disorder but we are worried for the former mayor.




One, maybe two conspiracy theories in a row is one thing. But three? In a row? We don't know anything about Kanye West and his role in the sound system. We'll leave that one to Harry.

But Harry, why would the President of the United States demand a Federal investigation into a death, in Texas, on a private hunting reserve? What jurisdiction would the Federal government have? Why would an investigation be needed in the death of a very sick man when his family doesn't even want an autopsy? What are you suggesting, Harry? Did Bill Dunne strike again?

Secondly, the President doesn't appoint people to the Supreme Court. The President nominates people to the Supreme Court and the Senate votes yea or nay. In this case, the Senate, as is their right, has said 'don't bother, we ain't voting on anyone.' Does Harry think, in the above scenario, Obama would even get a hearing?

Finally, Biden needs delegates, Harry. There is not an incumbent rule, that automatically gives an incumbent president delegates for a party's presidential nomination.

The Troy School District should be proud. Better beef up the civics portion of the curriculum or:

What Are the Symptoms of Paranoid Personality Disorder?

People with PPD are always on guard, believing that others are constantly trying to demean, harm, or threaten them. These generally unfounded beliefs, as well as their habits of blame and distrust, might interfere with their ability to form close relationships. People with this disorder: 

  • Are reluctant to confide in others or reveal personal information due to a fear that the information will be used against them
  • Are unforgiving and hold grudges
  • Are hypersensitive and take criticism poorly
  • Read hidden meanings in the innocent remarks or casual looks of others
    • Perceive attacks on their character that are not apparent to others; they generally react with anger and are quick to retaliate
         Cannot see their role in problems or conflicts and believe they are always right
  • Have difficulty relaxing
  • Are hostile, stubborn, and argumentative


  • We have to go now, they are coming for us.



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    30 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    That's so funny!!!! You called out Harry about conspiracy theories!!!!! Now you'll go to lunch with Coxs and Cooper.

    Anonymous said...

    #NoFriendsof112thStreet

    Anonymous said...

    What a disgrace that there is still an organization that bans women. Do they ban minorities to or do they allow 2 or 3. This is supposedly a fund raising banquet? Then they honor Troy police. It's 2016 people.

    Phana24JG said...

    While the speculation about the death of a SCOTUS is silly, so is questioning the jurisdiction the feds would have. Were an FBI or DEA agent to die, and the feds thought there was some question(s) about local capabilities, would there be any question about their intervention?

    The dinner stories are getting repetitive. I see no problem with recognizing the contributions of Mssrs. Blair and Hulihan as well as the injured officers, but the remainder of the article is basically an annual repeat.

    Anonymous said...

    It's called tradition people. So what if you need a penis to enter? If you don't like the event, don't go -- Its not racist in any way. And Rodney-- you still owe the committee for coming in 13 & 14. Everybody pays son.

    Anonymous said...

    We women have our own fundraiser. We've seen photos of the men at the Friends of 112th dinner and believe me, we're not interested.

    Anonymous said...

    Hahaha. Good one.

    Anonymous said...

    Hey 12:40, by the looks of that crowd, I don't think many of them have even seen their penis in years.

    Anonymous said...

    Yes they did honor cops. The 2 that were shot. Problem with that douche bag?

    Anonymous said...

    Gives Carzilla a chance to puke in public.

    Anonymous said...

    2:27- priceless

    Anonymous said...

    That sounds like Harry. Maybe he should see a therapist. Biden had Scalia killed so Obama would nominate himself. Then, when Obama is arrested for leaking the Gordon 911 tape, Biden can pardon him.

    Anonymous said...

    Come on now boys. The entire crowd at Franklin Terrace could vomit on themselves and still look better than what shows up at the Friends of 112th dinner.

    Anonymous said...

    @5:31, I'm sure it was just a coincidence that after the LARGE crowd at Franklin left the road suddenly collapsed. That dessert table was fabulous. Another piece of cake please.

    Vito said...

    Except me. All the ladies want me.

    Anonymous said...

    Because 5:31 PM is a MENSA member who looks like Brad Pitt...

    Anonymous said...

    If the girls were from the Burgh I'm sure they were just as big !

    Anonymous said...

    It was fabulous. That's why we caught Harry hiding in the kitchen. We rolled him out and lo and behold... sinkhole.

    Anonymous said...

    #BurghHookersRule

    Anonymous said...

    Anyone on Bill Dunne suicide watch tonight?

    Anonymous said...

    8:05 please. Considering the skanks and fatasses your crew comes home to every night, you're in mo position to talk.

    Anonymous said...

    Mensa ember looks like brad Pitt. Code officer Lawlor ???

    Anonymous said...

    Rat citizen !~~! Jack legg

    Anonymous said...

    Rat citizen !~~! Jack legg

    Drew Cooper said...

    Boo fucking hoo. Grow the fuck up!

    Anonymous said...

    Good to see Harry still sounds like a delusional,paranoid idiot

    Anonymous said...

    The dire wolf is bed side

    Anonymous said...

    I thought douchbag was one word

    Anonymous said...

    at least they come home to someone, your just a lonely dude dying for a girl.

    Anonymous said...

    I find those tweets more coherent than the usual Tut statements.