Friday, August 06, 2021

What A Mess

"Since he first ran for the office a decade ago, I have cast my ballot for Andrew Cuomo. The first time was one of the easiest calls I ever made. His opponent in that contest (whose name escapes me) seemed like he was about to explode at any second. I have consistently voted for him three times and, if he is again on the ballot in 2022, I'll vote for him again. Although I've disagreed with some of his policies and decisions, I have always thought him to be a fairly decent governor. Recently, however, my admiration for him has gone up several notches. We here in New York are blessed to have him in Albany."

From The Rant, 
May 1, 2020

What a difference fifteen months makes. The astonishing political career of Andrew Cuomo is about as kaput as can be. It is not possible (as is being suggested in some circles) that each of his accusers are part of some vast right wing conspiracy in order to tarnish the governor's reputation and agenda. To even remotely entertain the notion that all of them are lying is beyond insanity. I've heard all that I need to hear on the subject and I'm convinced that, for the good of the people of the Empire State, Andy needs to pack his bags as soon as possible

This is a difficult thing for me to say because I have been a vocal supporter of him from the moment he announced his candidacy a number of years ago, and I never hesitated to cast my ballot for the man. My silly way of thinking was that the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree, right? How naive of me. In this case, the apple fell off of the tree and rolled into another county.

In the Me, Too consciousness of our time, for him to stay in his position is wrong on too many levels to count. Decency dictates that we believe the accusations of the women who describe as "toxic" the work environment of Governor Cuomo's office. 

As progressives, we don't need to copy the hypocrisy of our right wing counterparts by ignoring the reality of the situation and mindlessly going on with business as usual. The proof that Donald Trump is a pervert and a rapist is vast and voluminous. Although Cuomo's misconduct is not of Trumpian proportions, they are bad enough to be sure. When we are given clear evidence of predatory sexual behavior on our side of the ideological divide, we need to call it out for what it is and move on from there. We can't afford anything less.

This whole mess has me sick to my stomach. I'm Going back to bed.

Tom Degan, Goshen, NY


Here is another Cuomo from another time. This is Mario Cuomo's address to the Democratic convention, July 16, 1984 - one of the great speeches of all time....

Mario Cuomo's 1984 Convention Speech - YouTube 

As good as it gets.


At 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The proof that Donald Trump is a pervert and a rapist is vast and voluminous".

Provide proof or retract

At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>Provide proof or retract

I'm not Tom, but how 'bout we just go for the jugular and state some rather provable statements; d'Rump was a shit president, the we'll finish it off by saying he was a liar.


At 3:56 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Trump is a known offender in campaign finance crime involving paying off a porn star, as well as the subject of a number of other criminal investigations.

Over a dozen witnesses have named him in numerous cases of criminal sexual conduct.

And the radical Right authoritarians still worship and serve him.

At 6:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Trump is a known offender in campaign finance crime involving paying off a porn star, as well as the subject of a number of other criminal investigations.

Over a dozen witnesses have named him in numerous cases of criminal sexual conduct."

When are the court dates?
Provide proof or retract

At 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


And Cuomo is a sexual predator and as we know now, will go to trial.

Then there is the mid-handling of the Covid pandemic in his State which is currently under State investigation which resulted in thousands of senior citizens dying.

Deflecting to former President trump does not change the fact that, like Tom said, he needs to go. NOW!

At 8:19 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

"When are the court dates?
Provide proof or retract"

Court dates are not scheduled before investigations are finished. I though even idiots would know that.

Provide proof of brain or retract.

At 9:22 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Yeah, he needs to step down.

But it's not deflection to see the double standard Sybil employs.

For Trump it's "Where's the court dates?" and for Cuomo it's "he needs to go NOW".

When was Cuomo CONVICTED of a crime?

Provide proof or retract.

At 12:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You morons would be lost without Trump.

Should this guy step down?

Gay Democrat State Senator Pictured With Kamala & AOC Arrested For Raping Underage Boy.

"When was Cuomo CONVICTED of a crime?

Provide proof or retract."

Ask Mofarty, he and Tom have said Cuomo should step down. Oddly enough you haven't.

At 12:31 AM, Blogger Jerry said...

Fighting to the end would be a mistake, but I guess his political life is over with either way.

At 7:58 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

We were fine before trump, and as trump is up on several state and federal charges, he's going to be in the news for a while.

I have no clue what the rest of your word salad means.

At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"trump is up on several state and federal charges"...provide sources or retract.

Seventy percent of New Yorkers say Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll. Meanwhile, 63% say the NY state assembly should impeach the governor, a prospect that appears increasingly likely.

More significantly, 55% of New Yorkers polled said Cuomo should face criminal charges for his actions. One of Cuomo’s accusers filed a criminal complaint with the Albany sheriff’s office on Friday.

The poll also indicated that New Yorkers overwhelmingly believe the women that have come forward, with 65% saying that they think Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women.

At 4:32 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

What sources does Sybil need now? Does he not watch the news? Does he live in a bubble of ONLY right wing propaganda?

So if Sybil has no problem believing the women accusing Cuomo, does he agree that Justice Kavanaugh should resign?

Or is it another double standard?

At 10:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"trump is up on several state and federal charges"...provide sources or retract.

At 2:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) could face criminal charges and arrest if an investigation into a criminal sexual complaint filed Thursday turns up evidence that substantiates the allegations, Albany Sheriff Craig Apple said.

At 5:33 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I provided a source. Trump's legal troubles are just beginning.

To date Cuomo has not been convicted of any charges. Clearly Sybil admits that the women accusing Justice Kavanagh MUST have been telling the truth.

Prove me wrong.

At 11:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought people from Iowa had brains, I admit it, you have proved me wrong. LMAO

"Clearly Sybil admits that the women accusing Justice Kavanagh MUST have been telling the truth." Provide proof, baby brains. Do you stay up all night dreaming this shit up, are you on crack or is it what you saw on The View?

God you are stupid!

At 7:22 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

And since Sybil cannot answer questions, provide sources or answer to his obvious double standards, he resorts to infantile attempts at insult like a good conservative.

Again, my statements stand.

At 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a non-American and someone who had the “chance” to grow up in a Soviet Socialist state, I must admit that when Trump became president I argued with couple of American friends that the USA will never become a Socialist state. Because the main point behind Marxism (implemented as a Planned Economy system) is to nationalise the private property and then to transfer that property in the hands of “chosen” people, who were born poor and talentless, and for that reason became very aggressive (they define themselves as “progressive”, but they are nothing else than just aggressive). I was laughing when they were talking that there’s a danger and that the USA is turning a socialist state and my argument was that the USA is the wealthiest nation on this planet so it won’t be that easy for the Communists (aka Marxists) to steal that massive wealth the way they’ve done that in all other nations where the Socialism was implemented… Now, I’d like to say that since Biden became president of the USA and I can see how those behind him clearly are heading towards American Socialism, I’m no longer laughing. The horrors from my childhood and teenage years got resurrected… and it’s insane what’s going on in the USA right now. I hope the Americans sense the danger.

Borislav Varadinov

At 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey idiot Mofarty, you must have missed the part in your link that says the "Trump organization", not Trump..which is what you claim..

When does the trial start Mofarty?
Which courts Mofarty?
What charges Mofarty?

And Trump worked with Russia to win in 2016, that's why Mueller filed charges, oh wait.. he didn't file charges. Still stand on that?

More B.S. from eastern Iowa.

At 12:49 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Putin's Russia sounds like the perfect place for "Borislav Varadinov"...and Anonymous Vern.

They both suffer from the same delusion of commies taking over. They're nuts.

At 5:49 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Hey Sybil, you must have missed the TRUMP part of "Trump organization".

Who's in charge of the "Trump organization"? Would trump claim HE is or would he allow that someone else is running it for him?

I guess that depends doesn't it? If someone is COMPLEMENTING the "organization" it's all trump. If there are issues and CRIMINAL CHARGES he gets to claim he doesn't know who's in charge?

And yes, I still stand with the Mueller report as it's not Mueller's job to file charges. That is for CONGRESS to do, and who decided NOT to?

Moscow Mitch McConnell of course, Go figure.

Ans why don;t you post the SOURCE of your little "statement" signed "Borislav Varadinov" since we know it's you. It's exactly what you would write if you could write better.

Again, ALL my statements stand. Now, come on back with more infantile attempts at insult.


I KNOW you will be too much of a COWARD to answer...

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Isn't it fun to see how easy it is to TRIGGER Sybil?

At 6:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Dave got his laptop back from the pawn shop. Welcome back Dave!

I'm still waiting for Mofarty to be as mad at Cuomo as he was at Kavanaugh or Trump.

At 6:15 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

I said Cuomo should step down. But even with his issues he never got CLOSE to being as dangerous for the USA as trump.

And Kavanaugh has no business being on the federal bench. He was not vetted at all, being RUSHED through as soon as HYPOCRITE McConnell could get him confirmed.

But are you saying that ALL the women who accused Kavanaugh were LYING, but ALL those accusing Cuomo are all telling the truth?

Double standard much?

At 7:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They both suffer from the same delusion of commies taking over".

And you know this because you have lived under a Planned Economy Socialist Marxist system, like I have?...That's called 1st hand experience. When have you lived under Marxist rule? I have. I know the difference, you do not.
Are the Citizens of Cuba marching for more Socialism, calling out for more more Marxism, more Planned Economy? NO!
So who is nuts, someone who has walked the walk or someone who is blind, deaf and dumb?

Borislav Varadinov

At 4:04 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

So Sybil has a new name. LOL.

I call BS on your "first hand experience.

Are you saying that ALL the women accusing Cuomo are telling the truth, and ALL of them accusing Kavanaugh were lying?

Double standard.

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Still waiting for that answer, Sybil...or whatever you are calling yourself today.

At 8:59 AM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

Mofarty, what is a "bad question"?

At 12:26 PM, Blogger Dave Dubya said...

....And, scene.

Bye, bye, Andrew. He gave up acting like Trump and Republicans.

At 1:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And Bill Clinton...the 42nd president of the United States, has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by four women: Juanita Broaddrick accused Clinton of raping her in 1978; Leslie Millwee accused Clinton of sexually assaulting her in 1980; Paula Jones accused Clinton of exposing himself to her in 1991 as well as sexually harassing her; and Kathleen Willey accused Clinton of groping her without her consent in 1993...

At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

11/14/1998 President Bill Clinton settled a sexual harassment lawsuit by making an $850,000 payment. The settlement with Paula Jones, reached without the suit going to trial, heaped fuel on Clinton’s impeachment proceedings by the Republican-controlled House.

In a deposition taken in Jones’ suit, Clinton, testifying under oath, was asked whether he had ever had sexual relations with Monica Lewinsky, a White House intern. He denied it. Subsequently, he was accused in the House impeachment proceedings of having lied under oath — after incontrovertible evidence (the BLUE DRESS) surfaced confirming sexual contacts between the president and Lewinsky.

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Someone needs to tell Sybil that Bill Clinton is no longer president.

So since President Clinton got impeached for lying to congress, what shall we do with Bill Barr?

And then there is lying IN congress, which many republican (ahem) "lawmakers" have done repeatedly.

And let me know when you stop obsessing on "bad question". I answered that more than once in several different threads.

When you answer ONE of our questions, you can demand we answer yours.

At 3:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The last 2 of the last 3 NY governors left the office in disgrace. Eliot Spitzer (D) resigned after being caught with a prostitute. Now Cuomo. What a political party.

How long till @cnn launches their new prime-time show Cuomo & Cuomo?

Congratulations to CNN’s newest contributor, @AndrewCuomo! LOL

Is anyone else becoming sick and tired of the adolescent like demands of Mofarty and his never ending demands and whining? Will he next threaten to hold his breath till he gets his way? Or are these "bad questions"?

At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How gracious of you Mofarty to allow me to demand you answer a question.
Authoritarian much? Or is that a "bad question"?


At 6:12 PM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Sybil seems to have "CNN Derangement Syndrome" LOL

Trump was caught with a prostitute (who he was cheating with while his prostitute wife was preggers)

Why didn't HE resign?

Is anyone else becoming sick of Sybil's multitude of names, accusing others of "whining" after repeatedly being accused of the same himself (showing his complete lack of original thinking), and constantly forcing us to wade through his "whataboutism" and obsession with the irrelevant?

How long till Fox Entertainment starts telling the truth for a change?

At 7:51 PM, Blogger Just the Facts! said...

What is a bad question?

At 6:54 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

The question has been answered Sybil. Move on.

At 8:19 AM, Blogger TB3 said...

Why move on, Mozart? He's getting the reaction he wants out of you while simultaneously not engaging anyone in good faith and derailing and "controlling" the conversation in these comment threads.

At 6:02 AM, Blogger Mozart1220 said...

Yeah, I have to admit that I love playing with him. He THINKS he's getting away with the multiple names, and I love how he obsesses on the irrelevant and can't stop asking the same STUPID questions.

But I have to stop. I'm just going to ignore him from now on.


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