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The Tea Party Guy and His Scary-Influential Google Group

12 Jun

Apparently, I’ve been likened by Jim Ostrowski to a character in an Ayn Rand novel. What a nerd-dope.

Anyhow, Ostrowski’s last remaining ally in local politics is a very silly tea party guy who so badly wants to be paid attention to, so badly wants to be relevant, that I won’t ever use his name again, thus denying him the recognition and attention he so craves. So here’s what that silly tea-party guy who runs the Google group and is a full-fledged birther, has to say about me:

Ellsworth Toohey. That is funny. I don’t know why this guy wastes everyone’s time posting his inane drivel. I have allowed you and your fellow back alley snipers on ReformNYS for all these months, bp, and all you do is look for ways to trash me for expressing my opinions, and I see you do the same thing to others here. Do you not know that it is not yet illegal in this country to express one’s opinion despite your efforts to make it so? There is no censorship and no moderation of comments on ReformNYS which means that anyone can post anything at any time except insults to another member and yet, you lie on your crappy blog and say that I have to approve everything.

Firstly, let me say this: there was a time that I had been removed from this person’s Google group, and when I made a stink about it on my blog, I was reinstated – or my access to its content was. I haven’t ever posted to it, nor do I feel compelled to. I also don’t obsess about Coniglio’s little online salon the way he seems to think I do. But here’s exhibit A of this individual’s unintentional hilarity. This line:

Do you not know that it is not yet illegal in this country to express one’s opinion despite your efforts to make it so?

Here’s a challenge for this person. Point to a single, solitary thing I’ve done or said that would tend to be evidence of an “effort” on my part to make it “illegal” for one to “express one’s opinion”. Just because you have the right to clumsily express your silly opinions, doesn’t mean I don’t have a concomitant right to mock or criticize them. HTH.

You are a liar, Bedenko. A liar has no worth. Face that. You say that I throw people off my list who disagree with me. In the 5 years I have been running ReformNYS, I have thrown 5 people off the list. Several years ago, one swore and cursed list members constantly and refused to stop, so I removed her. I got rid of three a month ago when TeaNY orchestrated lying attacks on me on ReformNYS and refused to stop until I threatened legal action for slander. I had enough of them as they were liars. You know what I think of liars. Don’t you? The fifth was you, at the behest and urging of Rus Thompson. I can only guess why he wanted you off that list so much. Maybe he just wanted to cause further enmity between us, between the Truth and a lie.

Again, with the list. I would love to see the “slander” that was allegedly published on an online forum, rather than spoken. I don’t give a crap about your list, except insofar as I get to read the nonsense you – and the small handful of people who still align themselves with you – write.

You whined for a while to TeaNY, I answered you and them together, I crushed your every whimper, I challenged you to a debate which you refused, and then I felt sorry for you because you had nothing to say and I let you back on. That was my mistake.

“Let me back on” to what? I don’t engage in debate or otherwise post to your Google group. I have no idea when or to whom I “whined” or “whimpered”, but I certainly didn’t do it to Rus or anyone else. Not about you, for sure. I’m a liar? In what way? What have I posted that’s false? Nothing. Not a single thing. It just sucks for you that no one takes you seriously, you can’t get TV time like Jim or Rus, and you’re basically a joke.

Also, I never saw a challenge to a debate (mostly because I don’t obsess about you the way that you believe), but my God, why would I waste my time? What is there to debate, precisely?

I thought you had some decency. I have learned since then that you have none. You cannot compete with me. You are small minded, unkind, and full of hatred. What could possibly have caused a human being to become so miserable and so full of negativity, so contemptuous of life, and of a humanity which seeks to be free? You do not deserve freedom because you abuse it in order to continue your lie. You know what I think of liars. You are fortunate that I am a compassionate person. I will say no more.

The indecent accusing me of indecency. I’m not trying to compete with cretins. I’m trying to educate people and expose you for the small-minded, wrong, attention-craving ignoramus you are.

Teabaggers Endorse County Legislature Candidates

24 Sep


I know when a candidate is running for office, he or she doesn’t really want to turn down the support of any group.  It’s tough to alienate people who might support your campaign with volunteer hours or money.  However, I would encourage Kevin Hardwick, Lynne Dixon, Dino Fudoli and Shelly Schratz (heretofore dubbed “The Collins Four”) to take a pass on this endorsement in their campaigns for Erie County Legislature.


Leaders of the local tea party movement are endorsing four challengers for the Erie County Legislature and promising to make the growing tea party movement a force in local politics. The group also includes local business owners and bloggers.

Endorsed candidates are Dino Fudoli (5th Dist.), Kevin Hardwick (10th Dist.), Lynn Dixon (12th Dist.), and Shelly Schratz (14th Dist.).

Rus Thompson of TeaNewYork.com said, “These candidates have earned our support by pledging to support smaller government and a more business-friendly environment.”

Jim Ostrowski, editor of the blog, PoliticalClassDismissed.com, said the group is putting forth its own issue agenda of cutting the county budget by ten percent, cutting the county workforce by five percent and abolishing all pensions for elected officials statewide. “Many career politicians are hanging around for decades just for the pension,” he said. “The best form of term limits is abolishing pensions.”

The tea party coalition includes:

Allen Coniglio (ReformNYS)*
Ellie Corcoran (Primary Challenge)
David DiPietro (former Mayor of East Aurora)
Laurie Kostrzewski (ReformNYS)
Jim Ostrowski (PoliticalClassDismissed.com)
Mike Rebmann (nbjr.speakupwny.com)
Leonard Roberto (Primary Challenge)
Roy Scherrer (Tonawanda)
Rus Thompson (TeaNewYork.com)
Jul Thompson (TeaNewYork.com)

You’re probably familiar with Jim Ostrowski and Mike Rebmann from the libertarian brain drool they leave all over the various WNYMedia comment sections.  However, I’d like to introduce you to one of the other “endorsers”.  The following are statements or emails sent to a local mailing list called “ReformNYS“.

Allen Coniglio (Group Moderator of ReformNYS):

Here is a good article which succinctly outlines just what I believe Obama will do by the 2010 elections. As I have said many times on this list, I believe that obama has plans to legalize illegal aliens in this country, possibly limiting it to only those from North America which would be mainly Mexicans, and thus guarantee himself and the dems a victory in the midterm elections. This, of course, would come at a time when polls are showing that the dems are going to take a beating of historic proportions in 2010 and possibly lose control of both the House and the Senate. Truly, this would be an act of war against the American people, using a foreign army of illegals to steal from American voters something which obama and the dems could not win in an honest election. This will, of course, spark widesprad protests, possibly some violence, and would give obama an excuse to call out the national guard and place America under martial law.

At this point, he would have near dictatorial powers and he would then constitute his dreamed of “civilian” armed corps which he has spoken of openly on more than one occaion. I am telling you now that obama and his demons will not allow the American people to freely decide the 2010 elections and after that any future elections if it appears that he is likely to lose ground. It will be his actions during those elections which will bring in the New World Order which George Bush the first spoke so openly of and which Clinton the first lusted after almost as much as his afternoon trysts with his congressional pages.  Henry Kissinger has spoken openly of obama being in position to now establish the New World Order.

If you have any interest in Biblical prophecy, you might like this one.

obama is ruling by deceit. He is a liar.


Or, this one:

Look at this. Here is information on the upcoming swine flu vaccinations and how they will attempt to get rid of those who refuse to take the shots. We are dealing with bad people here. Do not doubt that for a minute.

Well, allllllrighty then.  Let’s chalk up an endorsement for the “Collins Four” from New World Order guy predicting Mexican invasions and forced vaccinations.  Good times.

Each fringe missive by Coniglio or one of his pals is greeted with email affirmations and the forwarding of right wing urban legends about chips being implanted in Americans for tracking purposes, internment camps for republican dissidents, and mandated food shortages by Obama.  These people are the heart of the birther and deather movements and still suspect Obama is a terrorist thug or a muslim sleeper agent sent to take the last few pennies from their pockets.

You really should sign up for the list just for the pure entertainment value provided by the fearful children of the local right wing.

While it’s fun to laugh at the people in the tinfoil hats, it’s probably unwise to accept their vocal endorsement of your campaign and platform.  Do you really want to be associated with this kind of garbage?  An endorsement from people who make Glenn Beck look sane?