A Confederacy of Dunces

22 May

So far, Syaed Ali has manipulated Glenn Gramigna, with whom he advertises, into accusing first me, and now Dick Kern of writing a series of anti-Byron-Brown emails last year. (Take advantage of that 2% discount at SAIL-IT for Gramigna readers!)

Seriously, Ali/Gramigna – make up your mind.

Yesterday, I posted the text of messages that exiled Buffalo activist Dick Kern wrote to, and received from Syaed Ali.

In comments, Kern added:

After Geoff Kelly broke the incredible Syaed Ali story, I reached out to Ali concerned that he was being illegally punished for criticizing the Mayor.

As a result, Syaed repeatedly telephoned me seeking advice. But I became more leery & withdrew support after the incredible barrage of anonymous emails to blogs critical of him, giving the powerful appearance that Syaed was highly unethical or unstable.

It is still not known where the alleged 70 Sail-It employees reported by Business First last October work, the only known address for Ali being his family’s house on Breckenridge, now cited for housing code violations.

And his announced hiring spree of up to 150 new staff last October has culminated in a highly irregular, detailed posting for ONE engineer position on Gramigna’s NewWNYPolitics.net., which has an estimated 600 page views daily. This unusual job posting on a political website is on top of the unusual 2% discount that Sail-It offers to Gramigna’s readers.

I have not “harassed” Syaed, having no contact with him in months. I had never before emailed “HR@Sail-It”, resorting to it only after Gramigna never answered my repeated requests for an update of Ali’s hiring progress.

instead, Gramigna began inquiring if I might have written the nasty gay-sex emails that began this whole sorry saga.

There are too many unanswered questions to serious issues in this story. As Byron Brown runs for another term, it is important that the truth be told.

Today, Gramigna posted this:

Quite clearly he’s referring to Kern.

A few points:

1. Dick Kern categorically, absolutely did not write the emails in question.

2. I suspect that Syaed Ali directed Gramigna to write the post shown above and accuse Kern of writing the Byron-is-gay emails.

3. No lawsuit has yet been filed, but I am curious whether Ali has given testimony as part of a pre-suit hearing that may be required in lawsuits against municipal entities like the City of Buffalo. A phone call and a FOIL may be in order.

4. This isn’t the first time Gramigna has just completely made shit up out of whole cloth, and it isn’t the first time he did so at what I suspect is Ali’s direction. The fact that politicians give him so much as a cent for the literally dozens of pageviews per day is beyond me.

4 Responses to “A Confederacy of Dunces”

  1. indabuff May 22, 2009 at 11:50 pm #

    The level of funny this has evolved into is awesome…I don’t get why this Ali character can’t just let it go…

  2. Dick Kern May 26, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    Geoff Kelly also responded to Gramigna’s “outing” of me as the anonymous author of the disgusting Byron-gay-sex-emails last summer, all the way from Mpls.

    Here is the response on the AV blog by “Mr Justice” (Syaed Ali?):


    Kern is from the past; old and washed up. We have serious City Hall issues here hopefully AV will look into this further or will they fight over a article Gramigna wrote with no name mentioned. A article nobody reads or cares about,nor does anybody care about Kern who is just as crazy as Gramigna

    Comment by Mr.Justice — May 24, 2009 @ 2:23 pm


    There has been a powerful appearance that “Mr Justice” is actually Syaed Ali.

    If he indeed cares about ‘justice’ he will reveal his true identity.

    Comment by Dick Kern — May 25, 2009 @ 11:42 am

  3. Jimmy I May 26, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    Based on multiple sources: We reaffirm our exclusive report Vice President Dick Cheney will resign the office of Vice President of the United States. We reaffirm also our report Senate Majority Leader Frist will replace VP Cheney. More later

    Update: 2/2/2006 9:24AM “In the word of our commander: “The announcement has thus far been over-taken by events. Standfast”

    1/31/2006 10:00AM I have an incredible story that I will publish because my military sources are 100%: “VP Cheney is stepping down for health reasons. He will be replaced by Senator Frist.” I am attempting to get further confirmation.

    Sources: “The announcement will be tomorrow or very soon in TN.” ###

  4. Jimmy Illuzzi May 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm #

    My brother Joe I. says to “standfast!”

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