Archive | April, 2007

Thank You

30 Apr

Thanks to all of you who voted for this blog as “Best of Buffalo”. As I’ve said many times before, I do this for fun and because I enjoy the comments and conversations that this site generates. If it wasn’t fun, I wouldn’t do it anymore.

I am truly honored and humbled that people voted for me and this blog as the best in Buffalo, a town which has so many great and deserving blogs. Thanks and cheers.

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Donn Esmonde

30 Apr

From now on, any time an opponent of the Bass Pro / Canal Side plan refers to there being a plan for a “big box” store on the inner harbor, they have completely lost all credibility on the issue. If you can’t be straight with people on that simple issue, you can’t be expected to be straight with people on anything else. Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus is the Latin phrase / legal term of art for it.

The movement to stop the “horror” and “abomination” that is this “suburban-mall development” is on. Good for them. Too bad all they can do is throw out insults and accusations rather than spell out exactly how this plan infringes so egregiously on what they wanted there.

Away

28 Apr

See you on Monday. At the Artvoice Best of Party at the Town Ballroom.

“Regulation”

28 Apr

Say one thing about the Bush Administration, at least they’re consistent. For how many regulatory agencies could this article be written?

Eight consumers groups have united to oppose the nomination of Michael Baroody for the head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Baroody is the executive vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers, which has consistently worked to undermine the very efforts of the organization Bush knighted Baroody to helm.

Dear Journal News…

27 Apr

I think Buffalo is above taking shit from people blogging about the Rangers for Westchester’s Gannett paper.

I wasn’t aware that Poughkeepsie or White Plains had an NHL team. Learn something new every day.

Fighting for Freedom

27 Apr

In the age of the internet.

Imagine if instead of carbon-copied Samizdat, the dissidents of the Cold War had blogs.

Dora Takes a Call

27 Apr

http://sjl.funnyordie.com/v1/flvideo/fodplayer.swf

Michele Johnson for Housing Czar

27 Apr

Go show Michele some love.

1st Amendment

27 Apr

There’s a term we use when a government entity engages in prior restraint of political speech, be it in a leaflet, a newsletter, or even on a privately-owned billboard. That term is “unconstitutional”.

Yet that’s the situation we have with respect to Rus Thompson’s efforts to rent billboard signage on Grand Island to protest the Thruway tolls to enter that island from the North or South; there is no toll-free way to come onto Grand Island.

This just might be a bona fide federal case.

Perfect

27 Apr

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HT to Denizen.

See more Zyglis cartoons here and at his website, adamzyglis.com. Click here for a larger, more detailed image:

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