The WNY Voter vs. Pigeon, PolitiFAIL 2010 Sweet Sixteen

29 Mar

Chris Collins likes to talk about personal responsibility and how some (i.e. white people in the suburbs) shouldn’t have to pay for the results of the bad choices of others (i.e. black/poor/urban people).  Well, I think I should no longer have to pay the for the results of bad choices made by the dummy voters of this region.  We (and by that I mean you) enable the continual, progressive, massive, systemic failure of WNY with our collective inability or unwillingness to notice the FAIL behind the curtain.  Here’s an exercise for you, if you answer incorrectly, you’re no longer allowed to vote.  You can’t be trusted.

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The point of that video is that the team in white are the politicians of WNY and the FAIL is the bear.  We’re so busy paying attention to the little bullshit battles they construct for us, the picayune legislative battles, the abuse of the franking privilege, the utter contempt for reason or reality in our politics, and the shiny baubles of doomed-to-fail silver bullet projects, that they hope we just won’t see the FAIL bear.  Results from 50 years of elections demonstrate that they have us figured out.  That we are either so beaten down, dismayed, discontent, ambivalent or fed up that we just don’t want to see the moonwalking bear of failure.

We do still have a choice in our politics, we need to start exercising it.  Until we do, we’ll keep inviting charlatans and schlubs like Dale Volker, George Maziarz, Robin Schimminger and Crystal Peoples to get fat on state excess while we starve.  Wake up and smell the FAIL bear.

Steve Pigeon, what a fucking dick.

Pigeon is a malignant mole on the face of this region, an unlanced boil on the ass of Buffalo.  Generally unaccountable to the public as he is an inside player, this Machiavellian prince of pomposity and backroom deals has worked to empower the Grassroots majority that is the current scourge of election law and political propriety, put together the Responsible New York Cotillion of Inside deals to overthrow a duly elected Democratic majority in the State Senate and essentially acts as unelected fixer for politicians and patronage seekers alike.

It is politics and power before policy and governance with this man.  It’s all a game in which the daily butcher’s bill details the winners and losers in the political world but cares not for the real world implications of those power games.

Pigeon, granting access to power, privilege and donor lists in exchange for the right to take it all away should you cross him politically.  Pigeon eschews sunlight and transparency and operates his politics in the darker corners of society. Concealed behind closed doors, as if in a closet.  From his tiny closet of lies, inside power and secrets he has surreptitiously changed our politics forever in this region.  Until he comes out of that closet, we’ll be subject to his underhanded shenanigans and machinations of inside baseball.  Steve, do us all a favor and come out of the closet.

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6 Responses to “The WNY Voter vs. Pigeon, PolitiFAIL 2010 Sweet Sixteen”

  1. Colin Eager March 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Oh snap!

  2. Tony M March 29, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    I did the poll. Where’s the results?

    • Christopher Smith March 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm #

      The results for all of the contests will be posted tomorrow morning on my site.

  3. ReginaldQMerriweatherIV March 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    “Well, I think I should no longer have to pay the for the results of bad choices made by the dummy voters of this region.”

    glibertarian comments will be tolerated on this thread?

  4. Michael March 29, 2010 at 9:55 pm #

    And we saw what happened to Headley Lamarr!

  5. Mike In WNY March 29, 2010 at 11:38 pm #

    The knee-jerk response would be to vote for Pigeon. However, the ultimate blame must lie with the voters who have enabled him to exercise control and influence.

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