Tea Party Recap

30 Mar

Because they’ve been pushed down the page a ways…

1. My post about the anti-Albany tea party

2. An example of some nonsense that was there

3. Ostrowski does a j’accuse all over himself

4. Video highlights of the event

5. My interview with Rus after the tea party

48 Responses to “Tea Party Recap”

  1. mike March 30, 2009 at 6:36 am #

    What a joke, are you sure about the 10% nonsense? Talk to me in 10 years and you will agree, hey someone should of handed those clowns some brooms to clean up all the Tim Horton cups and water bottles they left. White man angry!!

  2. Russell March 30, 2009 at 7:24 am #

    Wow, seven posts in four days on the same subject.

  3. Terry March 30, 2009 at 8:00 am #

    Seriously dude….take up golf or get a mistress or something more suited to a man of your age and wisdom…..

  4. frank March 30, 2009 at 8:33 am #

    Russ Thompson is very sincere in trying to reform albany. But Jim Ostrowski at the rally caused many to be turned off by the event. Then a state senator turned it even more sour. But those in the crowd are good working people who want change for the better. I saw no cups or trash anywhere. Talk about getting distracted by a coffee cup. You need to get a life “dude”

  5. Keller March 30, 2009 at 8:43 am #

    Spending and taxes both soar in state’s new budget
    ALBANY — The new budget will require New Yorkers to pay more to go fishing, drive a car, operate the lights in their homes, own a cell phone and drink wine and bottled water. The total number of new taxes, fees and various assessments and surcharges will top $7 billion.

    hahahaha! Great work Democrats!

  6. EINSTEIN March 30, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    APRIL 15TH TEA PARTY—@ YOUR LOCAL POST OFFICE— THE ONE OPEN LATE—- MEDIA WILL BE THERE——– WILL YOU ?…………. 4 PM TILL………… THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED……………. EVER……

  7. Mike Walsh March 30, 2009 at 9:23 am #

    Spending and taxes both soar in state’s new budget
    ALBANY — The new budget will require New Yorkers to pay more to go fishing, drive a car, operate the lights in their homes, own a cell phone and drink wine and bottled water. The total number of new taxes, fees and various assessments and surcharges will top $7 billion.

    hahahaha! Great work Democrats!”

    Anybody who’s not on the receiving end of this money should be outraged. With both houses of the legislature controlled by democrats, what little restraint that was there before is gone.

  8. Russell March 30, 2009 at 9:26 am #

    Didn’t BP post something about a month or so back stating that the Democrats in this state were the ones now leading the charge for smaller government and less taxes, or something along those lines? What a joke.

  9. Mike Walsh March 30, 2009 at 10:05 am #

    @Russell:

    I think the so-called “progressives” here are suffering from cognitive dissonance.

    They complain about NY’s “dysfunctional government” all the time. What party has led the way for the last fifty years and shows no signs of retreating from the past foolishness? Forget about the other party. They’re forced to be a stripped down version of the same nonsense.

    We’ve been bringing this issue up for the last four years and yet we’ve been labeled kooks and nuts, among other things.

    Hate to say we told you so but WE TOLD YOU SO.

  10. Mike Walsh March 30, 2009 at 10:07 am #

    One other note: Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it good and hard.

  11. Keller March 30, 2009 at 10:26 am #

    There is good news here—for those of us who took our private sector jobs and families out of state—New York is a failed experiment of big, nanny government. It proves that Democratic controlled government will eventually fail. Unions and public sector jobs suck the life out of cities, counties and states.

    So you have that going for ya New York—which is nice. A reference point for Conservatives to rally around—THANK YOU!

  12. mike March 30, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    Keller must be the first one crying when is street isnt plowed, another right wing sock puppit. You can just drink water from the hose, make your own wine/beer, fish at night (game wardens only work the day shift),and ride your bicycle! Hey at least they don’t tax food (Florida does). And why is it always the union’s fault? Did you give up blaming the blacks? Look at the figures we spend more money on keeping the elderly alive a few more weeks than you make in 2 years. We must start pulling the plug once you get past 70.

  13. Jim Ostrowski March 30, 2009 at 10:55 am #

    I watched the video. What you don’t realize on video is, because I was interrupted, I was unable to explain why I was talking about doctors.

    This wasn’t my program but I believe time should be made available for audience participation–and that time is not while the speakers are speaking.

    Same with the comment about restaurants–I was defending and praising them for Pete’s sake and urging them to join us.

    That was not clear because I was interrupted.

    Last that that happened I was running against Howard Stern. This heckler would not shut up so I asked him to meet me in the parkiing lot after–he never showed. The New Yorker of all mags reported it–hysterical.

    You can take the man out of South Buffalo……

  14. Ward March 30, 2009 at 10:58 am #

    Even shorter Pundit recap:

    Anti-Albany Tea Party (bloated gov’t., taxes, spending, Paterson) = possibly tolerable.
    Anti-Washington Tea Party (bloated gov’t., taxes, spending, Obama) = intolerable.

  15. Mike Walsh March 30, 2009 at 11:16 am #

    “I watched the video. What you don’t realize on video is, because I was interrupted, I was unable to explain why I was talking about doctors.”

    The clip is also edited and taken out of context.

  16. SuMary & Jpseph March 30, 2009 at 11:56 am #

    Jo says ” I watched the video. What you don’t realize on video is, because I was interrupted, I was unable to explain why I was talking about doctors.”

    I get it, you were taking doctors to task for contributing to other political causes and not your libertarian revolution. The Tea Party was advertised as a revolt of NYS tax & spend structures. I didn’t sign up for a revolution. Why do we have to finance a revolution? Let’s simply demand reforms from those we have elected?!

  17. John March 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm #

    Maziarz was there!! Why?? Communism thats the problem

  18. Keller March 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm #

    @Mike Which union dominated sector has performed? Teachers? Airlines? Auto? Postal? Steel? Help me understand.

    Democrats think government causes affluence…I suspect you blame everyone but the gov’t. The root cause is always the toughest to swallow.

    As to the rest of your non-sequitor…uh, huh? Maybe you are one of the experts that thinks marijuana legalization is the answer.

    Best of luck NY. Thanks for the entertainment!

  19. Byron March 30, 2009 at 12:55 pm #

    You know what I find entertaining? Wingnut interpretations of “what liberals think” and “what Democrats want”. Just for info, what color is the sky n the world you live in?

  20. Jon Splett March 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm #

    I think I’ve reached the point where I can’t even read the comments on this blog anymore.

    Do any of you have anything better to do than bitch about taxes all day?

  21. Keller March 30, 2009 at 1:05 pm #

    @ Byron, I’ll tell you what Democrats want—people to look over them, people to make decisons for them, people to blame when their decison tree reaches an endpoint of SUCK. Democrats want to take away the American Dream. Democrats want all T-Ball games to end in ties—.

    Liberals, for lack of a better term, are control freaks. They are afraid of unfettered freedom. They resist free markets. They are quick to blame others sucess for their failure. They eschew personal freedoms for the corrputed thought that government can fix what is broken.

    Look at New York State for examples of these concepts in practice—and you tell me if leaning Democrat or Liberal has worked for Buffalo, and NYS.

  22. Byron March 30, 2009 at 1:11 pm #

    Verrrry entertaining.

  23. Byron March 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm #

    Also – what Splett said. Which echoes somewhat what Chris said a while back.

  24. Keller March 30, 2009 at 1:28 pm #

    Don’t bitch about taxes—Sheldon Silver and the Dems hope you ignore it all. They appreciate your apathy!

  25. mike March 30, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    keller is a bitter ignorant white man who hates paying any taxes. Last time I checked Union members pay more than their share of taxes. Why don’t you bitch about the rich who have many loop holes or off shore accounts? You must of been the guy holding the Why Work? sign at the tea party.

  26. Keller March 30, 2009 at 3:41 pm #

    @Mike Nice—I would expect a racist comment from a Democrat. Good to know my generalizations are typically true. It always comes back to a race card when an argument is lost. Just remember that it was you, not me that lowered the quality of this discussion with your racist comment.

    Those ‘rich people’ (who you obviously are quite jealous of) are leaving NY. Those ‘rich people’ are the ones who fund your entitlements. Those ‘rich people’ are the ones who start businesses. Those ‘rich people’ are the ones who control hiring. I suppose since I didn’t receive a ‘stimulus check’ I am a ‘rich person’. But make no mistake—I earned it. Make no mistake—I write a lot of checks to the government. The only thing that makes me feel good is imagining my money goes to support a troop and not to fund a boob job for a Buffalo teacher…or a Robert Byrd Memorial Outhouse.

    I do not dobt that Union members pay their ‘fair share of taxes’, but as Chris Rock once said, ‘you are suppose to’. But the question remains, in what industry has Union Labor been a successful hallmark of that industry’s success? Police and Fire? Please inform me.

    The only thing I am jealous of is the fact that I had to move out of Buffalo—out of state. I really wish I could have stayed. I wish I could raise a family there. But in the end, I chose freedom, progress, and lower taxes.

    Good luck with your racist, union, Democratic leanings–. I hope it helps you realize the American Dream.

  27. hank March 30, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    @keller—welcome to the “mike is an avowed asshat” club. the numbers grow daily.
    he pays taxes—to his union, and to the mafia in Niagara county for protection.

  28. Keller March 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    @Hank Thanks man. Luckily his herd is thinning—but it may be too late.

  29. mike March 30, 2009 at 4:23 pm #

    Aww poor keller, sorry you had leave. But if your so rich why are you afraid to pay a few extra dollars in taxes? What checks do you write? Were they for the McCain fundraiser? If it was up to you factories would be still dumping heavy metals into the river and burying toxic waste next to schools. Well good luck, I hope where you live people blow smoke in your kids faces while they eat. Thanks for calling me a Democratic, i guess you only see things in black and white. opps you gonna call me a racist again now?

  30. mike March 30, 2009 at 4:40 pm #

    buffet buster hank, no union here buddy and you can ask your other pal Hudson no mafia either. I guess its ok to be racist toward Italians but don’t say black? And what you got against boob jobs? You must be married to a saggy sally.

  31. Mike Walsh March 30, 2009 at 4:45 pm #

    @ Mike:

    “But if your so rich why are you afraid to pay a few extra dollars in taxes? ”

    What gives you a claim to Keller’s hard earned money? Why don’t you go over to Keller’s house and rob him by gunpoint instead of voting for someone to do the dirty work for you?

    “I hope where you live people blow smoke in your kids faces while they eat”

    It figures that you’re a nanny, too. Keller had you pegged in comment 21.

  32. mike March 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm #

    Walsh, I guess you don’t understand sarcasm. Sure no one wants to pay more in taxes, but its not just the unions fault. These clowns are rich alright, more like Wal-Mart rich. Hell, hank has no children or car payments and he had to buy his gun on layaway! Are you kidding me? They are uneducated labor not in a union, that is why the hated of some poor sap that is in one.

  33. Mike Walsh March 30, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    @Mike:

    “They are uneducated labor not in a union”

    Who is? Keller? Hank?

    I guess I don’t understand your sarcasm.

  34. Buffalopundit March 31, 2009 at 5:17 am #

    Russell – your first comment criticized the volume of posts on this subject. It’s not every day that I go to an event and try to cover it like a real journamalist, and this is one of those occasions. The original post would have included the 3 separate videos that Odien put together, but they weren’t ready until later in the day. He pinged me by sms, and I started posting them as soon as they appeared on YouTube. I’m terribly sorry that this was distressing to you.

    Your second comment was:

    Didn’t BP post something about a month or so back stating that the Democrats in this state were the ones now leading the charge for smaller government and less taxes, or something along those lines? What a joke.

    If you’re going to attack me for a post I wrote “about a month or so back”, why don’t you use the search function and find it? I’m used to backhanded insults from you, but never before has someone criticized me for something they think I may have written at some point in the past, but aren’t sure. That’s a special kind of lazy & disingenuous.

    The remainder of this thread is just an embarrassment. If you want to write Sandy Beachistic drivel, go do it on WGRZ’s site – and be sure to call it a “blog” while you’re there.

  35. b-lofreezing@wnymedia.net March 31, 2009 at 5:54 am #

    I especially liked bluetooth guy hovering around behind Ruff’f colonial shoulder making sure he and his shades are in the shot the entire interview. Very concerned citizen there. Were these guys protesting the no-bid deals to Halliburton, the electrocutions of our soldiers by KBR in their own showers, the abusive stop loss policies ? No, didn’t think so but they’ll roll out their 3 cornered lids and teabag each other because they feel taxes are unfair. How noble.

  36. b-lofreezing@wnymedia.net March 31, 2009 at 5:58 am #

    JO, rest assured if that guy was from SB he’d have met you in the parking lot. Nice wannabe snob crack there too, did you get called Pollack by Irish guys in high school or something ?

  37. Russell March 31, 2009 at 7:14 am #

    @BP: 1. I had nothing to do with the rest of the comments on this thread. It seems, though, that that’s pretty much the usual back-and-forth on this site lately.

    2. I knew, just as you do, that you posted something about the Democrats being the new party of reform and conservatism about a month ago. If you want to hide behind the way I worded my comment, fine. It shows how cowardly you are and unwilling to back up your claims when you’re shown to be a foolish party hack. For those interested and so BP cannot deny his own statements, look at February 20th’s post entitled Who’s Talking Reform Now? Apparently BP would rather insult me than be honest and fess up.

    3. I felt no distress whatsoever and I have no idea how you got that from my statement. Perhaps Terry was distressed, but not me. I was just surprised that you cared so much about this issue. I haven’t seen this much activity from you on one subject in a short period of time since Jonny skipped town, but thanks for the explanation.

  38. Mike Walsh March 31, 2009 at 8:18 am #

    “Now Democrats, of all people, are raising the issue, and because you can’t rebut that simple fact, you choose to mischaracterize it into something it’s not.”

    You referred to Democrats in the plural. I count one(Cuomo). Where’s the other democrats talking about reform?

  39. Russell March 31, 2009 at 8:25 am #

    1. I didn’t write speculative drivel. I just said I was surprised you posted so many times about this one subject. I have no idea what’s so wrong with that or why you have your panties in a bunch over it. Settle down, big guy.

    2. I have no idea why I have to link to it. What’s the big deal? But since you want to keep pushing, the post was not solely about Cuomo. You clearly stated, “…it seems that it’s the Democrats – the Democrats – who are talking about conservative things.” Perhaps the main point was eventually about Cuomo, but you also made broad statements, both against Republicans and in support of Democrats. I don’t feel like I mischaracterized anything, but if you were more concerned with the actual issues rather than personal attacks, you could have clarified this long ago.

    If you want to say it’s great that the Democrats are finally paying lip service to the multiple layers of taxation issues, that’s great, but I think it’s a bit ridiculous to applaud them for that while they’re raising taxes and fees about $10 Billion. I would not praise them for reform or acting conservatively while they’re doing that. If you want to, fine, but you should realize people are going to question your logic. It’s okay for them to raise taxes and fees and shut everyone out of the process other than three men because they’re also talking about us being taxed too much. Sure, that’s praiseworthy. That’s reform and very conservative. Good point, you really got me on that one. How dare I question that thinking.

  40. hank March 31, 2009 at 9:42 am #

    @Mike W—I guess lead asshat “mike” doesn’t remember that Ostrowski and I went to St Joe’s together…I only stayed in college for 3 years, but I guess that makes me “uneducated”. NC employers would tell you a NYS Regents High School Diploma is in their eyes equal to a 4 year degree from UNC Chapel Hill. I have had 2 employers tell me just that.

    he’s just pissed because he spent years as a union member and still lost the job, so he spent 10 years paying to get fucked. No rebate and no discount.

    And if he’s in doubt, Ostrowski was tall and built like a full grown man when he was 15—nobody called him ANYTHING in high school. We argued about politics but I was in no way looking for a fist fight. Unlike some, I learned early not to “fuck with a truck”.

  41. Mike Walsh March 31, 2009 at 9:52 am #

    @Hank:

    Not to mention all the training you had in the military….

  42. Mike Walsh March 31, 2009 at 10:10 am #

    @ Russell:

    We’ve all been bitching about the same things now for several years but Alan spends more time arguing with fellow bitchers and looking for republican bogeymen instead of identifying the root cause of government dysfunction.

    Liberal democrats have dominated local and state government for several generations now. If that doesn’t give you at least a clue as to what ails us then I don’t know what else to say.

    Maybe, subconsciously, he does have a hunch as he’s always intrigued by so-called “reform democrats”.

  43. Byron March 31, 2009 at 10:37 am #

    “Liberal democrats have dominated . . . state government for several generations now.”

    Dos that include 1995-2006, when Republicans controlled the Senate and held the Governorship? Of course they controlled the Senate much longer than that (1966-2008) and the Governorship earlier (1959-1974), I’m just focusing on the most recent period when they controlled 2 of the 3 branches.

    Of course Freeners may have their own definition of “dominate”, as they do for many words.

  44. Mike Walsh March 31, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    @Byron:

    Republicans in New York State are a different breed. Rockefeller was a liberal when the republican party actually had a liberal wing. Pataki and company were from the same persuasion.

    Actually, I’ll rephrase the original statement. It’s the ideology of “economic liberalism” championed by the democratic party that has dominated. Republicans have a “Liberal Lite” version that’s supposed to cater to more conservative constituents but is not much different in practice.

  45. mike March 31, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Hanks comment “NC employers would tell you a NYS Regents High School Diploma is in their eyes equal to a 4 year degree from UNC Chapel Hill” if this is true than why all the bitchin about the school taxes? Guess you can move next door to hank and marry your sister if you dont want to pay the nys taxes. Walsh’s “Not to mention all the training you had in the military….” yeah right!! Big market for hand peeled pototo’s these days.

  46. BuffaloShark March 31, 2009 at 4:41 pm #

    Please continue posting on this event. It’s time the people of this state wake up

  47. hank April 1, 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    hand peeled pototo’s these days

    Guess mike didn’t get that Regent’s Diploma—looked all over in the plant kingdom for a “Pototo”, and they don’t exist.

    mike—It’s OK to be jealous of people who did things you weren’t mentally or physically capable of doing. Not everyone can serve in the Marine Corps. We want it that way. You know you could never have hacked it. So just keep blasting the messenger when you have no ammo to assult the message. If you don’t have anything to do, go pay your union dues and let the grownups talk, K?

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