Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is still her favorite child.
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People wonder why as a lifelong Democrat I hold the Saratoga Springs Democratic Party in such disdain? Simple, basically there not Democrats. They pander to everyone and stand for nothing. Democratic mayoral candidate Joanne “cupcake” Yepsen stands for nothing but herself. In the county animal shelter debacle “cupcake” was on the fence right until her polling showed 80% of the public were against the hiring of Christina M. Abele then at the very last minute “cupcake” took the courageous stand to oppose her hiring.
While campaigning for open and transparent government she prices her fundraising tickets at $99 so the donor’s names aren’t disclosed.
In her Mayoral announcement, Yepsen said “Saratoga Springs needs a mayor who is “an ambassador to the governor” to ensure that the Spa City is one of “three coveted locations” chosen upstate to host a full-scale casino”. That was Tuesday, April 09, 2013.
Yesterday when she opened her personal ATM better known as her election headquarters and after methodically polling and finding 60% of the residents don't want a Casino her position morphed to this.
“I believe Saratoga Springs would be better off if the referendum to change the constitutional amendment did not pass.”
Ya Yepsen likes to court all the so called “green” upper middle and wealthy good liberal folks of Saratoga. They talk about the buzz words of the day. Like banning plastic bags and creating bike lanes before they jump into gas guzzling SUVs and drive off to green space killing McMansions. But they had so much fun and feel so empowered and wasn’t that Chardonnay grand?
Then it’s off to another special interest group like Saratogians for gun safety where they can bitterly complain about the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin. Truth is if Susan Steer saw the dreadlocked police beating victim Guy M. Pierce anywhere near her home she’d call 911 in a heartbeat.
The truth is the liberals of this city want nothing to do with the lower socio-economic classes. Hell they moved here just so they wouldn’t have to rub elbows with them. They are afraid, that simple. That’s why they think cops walk on water and deserve 100k+ a year. They see cops as the last line of defense between them and the barbarians at the gate.
One of Yepsen’s biggest supporters is the documented racist and Democratic leader and outspoken proponent of an expanded Police and Fire Department, Nancy Goldberg. I wrote about Nancy already
And now there she is with the empty suit, Democratic Congressman Paul Tonko cutting the ribbon to her personal ATM with Public Safety Commissioner “toothy” Chris Mathiesen beaming his support right behind her. You know the guy who refuses to ask for an outside investigation of the police department. This despite the outward appearance of racism and brutality in the department. The guy who told the city’s poor if “they can’t afford the taxes they should move”. Think any city Democrats are going to criticize Chris Mathiesen? Not when they campaign on “we are united”
I’ve watched Joanne “cupcake” Yepsen pander to every safe or wealthy special interest liberal group in the city. From women veterans to Skidmore students, Yepsen is quick to meet with them, sometimes leaving council meeting to kibbutz with them in the hall.
This last council meeting when confronted by legitimate charges of police brutality and police racism I never saw her look so small. She became the incredible shrinking woman She tucked her chair so far in a corner I had to ask someone if she was still there.
Now before I hear the bitter cries about Shawna Sutton. Sutton is a Republican she doesn’t have the working family endorsement. She isn’t running as the candidate of the working poor but I’ll tell you one thing.
The republican’s in this town through creating jobs and trying to hold down taxes have done more for the poor and black of this city than all the pandering democrats that ever lived in this county.
In other news the family of Darryl Mount is planning a fundraiser for him on Sunday September 23 at the Eagles club. Entertainment along with a chicken barbeque is planned. A special fund has been set up in Trustco bank. You can donate in any branch just ask for the Darryl Mount medical fund. Darryl Mount had surgery today to remove the ventilator. He is suffering bronchitis and they put in a tracheostomy (trach) tube.
Finally the fratricidal county republican race for county sheriff continues unabated. The Jeff Gildersleeve camp has been having plenty of fun with the fact that Michael Zurlo failed the Sheriff’s test for lieutenant.
Not so fast Jeff I hear you failed the State Police lieutenant’s test. Glass houses Jeff, glass houses.
Saratoga in Decline
We never Sleep
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