Yesterday the hometown paper of failed New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino, the Buffalo News, claimed that he owed as much as $130,000 to about a dozen people who worked on his 2010 campaign. Paladino has a history of acting crazy, and rash rants of the racist, homophobic and all a ... More >>
Unsuccessful New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino still owes about $130,000 to "about a dozen" employees from his campaign last year, according to the Buffalo News, his very same hometown paper that endorsed his rival, now-governor Andrew Cuomo. The paper claims that various "salari ... More >>
Carl Paladino, the GOP candidate for governor of New York, went on a "TV tirade" on Plattsburgh's WCAX-TV, a local CBS affiliate, Friday evening when asked about calling Senator Kirsten Gillibrand a "little girl," according to the Buffalo News. (The News, Paladino's hometown paper, has alread ... More >>
Batty and bigoted Republican candidate for governor of New York, Carl Paladino, is trailing his opponent Andrew Cuomo by doubt-digits in the polls and suffered another blow Sunday when his hometown newspaper, the Buffalo News, endorsed Cuomo. "In the end, there is no choice for governor but A ... More >>
Sometimes it's really tough to figure out what's news in New York. Everywhere in America, and on every national cable channel, it's Tea Party talk all the time.
Carl Paladino runs for governor as if he's a Tea Partier and knocks off the ballot the only candidate to actually file petition ... More >>
Buddies II -- Buff Buffalonians Only PleaseIf this election season ever ends, we are going to have a new name for political candidates who bring marvelous baggage waiting to be unpacked by reporters: "He's a Paladino," will be universally understood shorthand for a politician with a rich arra ... More >>
Morgan SchweitzerGet ready to go to the windows and start shouting this evening, because at precisely 5:13 P.M. Carl Paladino will be making a "major announcement" on TV and it's going to be look out below. "I must make my witness," he was heard telling aides yesterday as he ordered them to b ... More >>
In the increasingly ugly race for Governor of New York, the biggest political issue has become illicit sex. First it was the disturbing, head-on confrontation of Tea Partier Carl Paladino's affair, by his wife nonetheless, in both the New York Post and New York Times. Then it was Paladino's l ... More >>
Morgan SchweitzerThe Conservative Party will meet tomorrow in Albany to make Buffalo Carl Paladino its new nominee and we can only hope this time around no one gets hit in the head with a brick.
We are talking real bricks here.
Yes, hard as it may be to accept for True Tea Party Believers, t ... More >>
Morgan SchweitzerOne of the problems about running for office is that your back pages suddenly become a must-read. Carl Paladino is getting a taste of that from all-sides back home in Buffalo where people are shuffling up to the mic to tell stories on the Republican candidate for governor.
On ... More >>
Hasn't America already doled out a terrible hand to the Indians already without trying to make them a part of their eugenics and assimilation? Apparently not. Today, the Seneca Nation Indians have to fight off New York State from taxing cigarette purchases made by non-Indians on their reserva ... More >>
The biggest joke in Albany these days is the supposed rehabilitation of David Paterson.
The New York Post kicked it off with an editorial salute on Thursday, June 17. By Monday, the Associated Press was posting a profile-in-courage hurrah, calling him "a bit of a hero in a time that despera ... More >>
RiceIt sounds like an exotic Sandra Lee recipe: pigeon and rice.
Lee is the Andrew Cuomo gal pal who took time off from her Food Network on-camera cooking duties to appear with him at his gubernatorial announcement and was famously asked by Roseanna Scotto recently on Fox Five when Andrew wo ... More >>
Governor Paterson follows up his program-rich State of the State speech with a round of radio interviews, which Liz Benjamin patiently follows.
She finds Paterson expecting the public will respond better to his message than have Albany legislators ("So what I did, what I decided to do, is put out ... More >>
A new vodka is being launched out of San Francisco. And it's packed with protein. Devotion Vodka is the "first-ever 80-proof, four-column-distilled vodka with the benefits of [added] protein made in the United States." Patent pending.
In other vodka news, Absolut and Smirnoff are g ... More >>
thinkprogress.orgMark Hemingway at NRO posts a reader's jaundiced take on US journalismMark, believe me, I hope the Daily Mail is right. But crowd estimates aside, I'm almost incredulous at that Daily Mail report. It's a fairly straight report, and it's fair! What American media outlet would prin ... More >>
News flash! The state budget that's been so trashed in the tabloids does loads of good things you've heard next to nothing about. Whenever the rich are taxed, the only media contest in town is who will howl louder -- Rupert or Mort. Both are such class enemies of their own readers that, in a budget ... More >>
Governor Paterson hasn't been faring well in the press. At the end of last week the Times reported his town meetings have "erupted into displays of distress over his leadership and the direction of the state"; the Buffalo News said "Paterson tries to rebuild support after a shaky year." This mornin ... More >>
We noticed freenapkin.com; now here's the Craigslist freebie Twitter feed, Free_NewYork. There you can get a free four-person hot tub -- but "please take it only if you need it."
Since Paterson's "hiring freeze," Albany's payroll gained more than 8,000 salaries, says the Buffalo News.
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A commuter plane from Newark, Continental Connection Flight 3407, smashed into a house near Buffalo at 10:20 last night. Everybody on the plane was killed.
Reuters: "Doomed plane suddenly lost contact - tower tapes"
Buffalo News: "After the crash, tower warned other planes to ... More >>
A commuter plane from Newark, Continental Connection Flight 3407, smashed into a house near Buffalo at 10:20 last night. Everybody on the plane, and one resident of the house, was killed. Two people from the house escaped with minor injuries.
Reuters: "Doomed plane suddenly los ... More >>