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

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

THE SKY IS FALLING


According to The Record's ace reporting, he repairs to the January water main break will cost the City $73,000. This amount is slightly less than the 'millions' projected by City Council President Carmella Mantello:



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...

Mantello, a graduate of the Chicken Little School of Leadership, made this announcement the very day of the break, with little or no information to back up the estimate.

Mantello describes the characterization of her estimate as unfair. "I have repeatedly emphasized that everything I say has a 87% +/- margin of error." Mantello went on to say that any criticism of her leadership style would cost the city millions.

RADIO DAZE

We listened to District 2 Councilman Mark McGrath on Talk1300 with James Franco yesterday. We found McGrath quite enjoyable, despite the fact the we were out of laudanum. We were surprised that McGrath took a swipe at former Mayor Tutunjian and himself.

McGrath blamed, at least in part, Troy's fiscal problems on the amortization of pension bill increases. This, of course, was a practice highlighted by the Tutunjian administration, particularly in Tutunjian's last budget. McGrath, a sitting Councilman at the time, did not argue against the practice.

There are some problems with McGrath's argument on amortization being the culprit, but the swipe at Tutunjian and the admission of his own responsibility for the fiscal problems was refreshing. And no Mussolini quotes.

We turned the show off when McGrath and Franco began to discuss the plight of white men in America.

 THE BOYS ARE BACK IN TOWN

Yes, the Environmental Protection Agency is back again. This time, they would like to speak with some current administration officials. The EPA's focus is the King Street demolition.  The agents intend to wrap up the investigation soon, before President Cruz eliminates the agency.


37 comments:

Anonymous said...

To Carmzilla and her healthy embellishment of the figures, all I can says is: "Horse feathers"
....Wolf T. Flywheel

Anonymous said...

Mantello doesn't care about substance.
As long as her name appears she's happy.

Anonymous said...

Why would she jump to alarming people and a worse case scenario? Why wouldn't she wait for data, information, you know, something upon which a rational analysis could be based?

Anonymous said...

Just stopped by to read this rag. You people are f--KED up. Mutual admiration society. Absolutely no back and forth. One sided trash. Goodbye never to return.

Anonymous said...

Don't let the door hit you on the ass on the way out.

Robert Cox said...

CUNT FARTS ALL Of YOU !~~!

Anonymous said...

What a classy fella

Anonymous said...

Stay classy Bob. Troy's lucky to be done with you and Dunne.

Anonymous said...

lol you are jealous

Anonymous said...

Bob, I am glad your comments are published here. It shows people who may not know you just what you're all about. Crude, rude and delusional.

Anonymous said...

She's a media whore. Can she point to an actual accomplishment other than collecting public pay checks?

Anonymous said...

Josh, why r u still writing this blog?

Anonymous said...

Want a tissue

Anonymous said...

What exactly is there to be jealous about? Disliking Carmzilla and the rest of the stooges doesn't make you jealous,it makes you smart! The jealous ones are humps like you who can't seem to grasp the idea that you and your fellow humps are despised by most. Take that to the bank!

Anonymous said...

Jack-Leg Rat. Come home Bobby - come home.

Anonymous said...

Lets face it, Bob Cox is what this blog is all about. For the person who doesn't like it? Don't read it. I enjoy the occasional reminder of the mental capacities of the posters that Mr. Cox so eloquently reminds me.

Anonymous said...

The one single thing that seems to unite bipartisan Troy is that you and your family are no good, Bob Cox.

Anonymous said...

All class, like your buddies Coop and K McGrath.

Anonymous said...

please go away Mccooper

Anonymous said...

Apparently Dunne is headed to the Thruway Authority as their planning director. Starts in April, I'm told.

Anonymous said...

Bob Cox is what this blog is about? Really? This blog is funny without being mean-spirited, cool and rational. The opposite of Cox. You're almost as delusional as Cox. But not quite. That'll be difficult.

DrewCoop13 said...

Make me!!!

Anonymous said...

Didn't Harry graduate from Trump University?

Anonymous said...

His official appointment will begin the end of this month. Before the start of the new state fiscal year.

Anonymous said...

Bob Cox is being appointed? I can only hope he brings Coop, Kevin and Amy with him. Now that will be some office.

Anonymous said...

now that's funny

Anonymous said...

what are you 5?

Anonymous said...

AND he's from Uranus.
...Hull Cogan

Anonymous said...

He has the intelligence of a 5 year old.

Anonymous said...

Don't get between Carm and the press. You'll get trampled.

Anonymous said...

She didn't know how to call a meeting. What makes you think she's read the procurement procedures?

Anonymous said...

She's 3-0 against madden.

Anonymous said...

Not when running for Mayor. 0-2.

Anonymous said...

Mantello's a lightweight but the GOP's only real spokesperson.

Anonymous said...

Maybe she can hire Gordon to be the spokesperson.

Anonymous said...

Jim Gordon would make a great GOP spokesperson. He's really in tune with women voters.

Anonymous said...

Jim Gordon is a reptilian.