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Tom Dolan for State Senator? Are you serious?!?

26 Jul

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Talk About Arrogance and Very Big [Bald] Heads! Tom Dolan Must Have Trouble Getting Into His Garage With A Head That Big! But We Think He’s Biting Off A Lot More Than His Mealy Mouth Can Chew.

Keep This Wisdom In Mind, Tommy-Boy!
Get Real! If You Can’t Walk in Coeymans
You Can’t Run for Senate!

We have an idea: Why don’t we all just sign a bunch of blank ballots and hand them to the party bosses. That will take care of citizens having to make choices.

Oh! And speaking of Choices, Tom. We’ve heard there may be  a bit of conflict of interest and vote manipulation going on. Isn’t Choices supposed to assist the marginalized and the underserved? Not to take advantage of them in the tradition of the Albany County Democratic machine. We’ve also heard that you, Tom Dolan, know a lot about getting the vote from the marginalized and underserved, that you  know all about filling out absentee ballots, don’t you, Tom? You’ve done it before and got your fingers burnt. Right?

So now the proverbial shit has hit the fan. According to the Daily Mail:

“As a town councilman in Coeymans, Dolan said that local lawmakers “get immediate feedback from people, which makes you think twice about the laws you pass. You see an immediate effect on people’s lives. It’s not so theoretical.”

“Dolan said that is a lesson he would take with him to the State Senate.

“Describing himself, Dolan said he is “deliberate. I look at all sides of an issue.” He also said he is “approachable. I listen. I am willing to take in new information.”

Can you believe this Dolan character? Does he think we’ve all come down with the last shower? Does he really think he can continue peeing down our legs and telling us it’s just ice water? No way! Tommy boy!

Well, in this series of articles we’re going to expose how Thomas E. Dolan has practiced what he preaches. It ain’t pretty.

Maybe instead of the campaign gimme-yer-vote trash-talk Tommy Dolan can answer just a couple of questions that need a local perspective, a good understanding of local conditions to give a convincing answer. No high-brow bullshit, just plain language explanations why things are the way they are right in his own back yard, and why he hasn’t stepped out to fix them as Coeymans town board member? Here are just a few items for rat-boy to gnaw on:

The Coeymans Police Department. Are we, the citizens and residents of this community, of the new District 46, to believe that you, Thomas E. Dolan, are not politics as usual, when, in a time when everyone is scraping and struggling, you vote to give the Coeymanazis in the Coeymans P.D., $1000 of taxpayer money as petty cash? Aren’t you aware what petty cash is? It’s a maximum of about $100 for small items, small expenses. They already had $300 in petty cash. Is that how you’re going to handle finances and economies in the state Senate?

When you voted to hand the Coeymans police $1000 to play with, did you also hand them a procedure for accountability? We don’t think you did, did you? No. Just hand them $1000 for petty cash and ask no questions. Is that how you’re going to get accountability in state office? Is that your idea of accountability for the public’s money? That really sucks, Tom. It’s really irresponsible and we don’t need another someone that irresponsible in the legislature.

Kerry Thompson. Kerry Thompson has a full-time position with the Albany County Sheriff’s Department. Kerry Thompson works part-time as a Coeymans police officer. Kerry Tompson is married to Coeymans’police chief Gregory Darlington’s sister. You, Tom Dolan, are the Coeymans town board liaison person to the Coeymans police department. The Coeymans pays Darlington more than $91,000 a year plus benefits to fill the administrative position of police chief. You, Tom Dolan, voted on July 23rd to make Kerry Thompson a lieutenant in the Coeymans P.D., an administrative position and assistant to Gregory Darlington, and to pay Thompson more than $31 an hour for less-than-part-time employment (Thompson’s not going to give up his Sheriff’s department job so it had to be part-time in Coeymans). If that is the way you are going to represent financial responsibility in the state Senate, forget it, Tommy! Your record of corruption in Coeymans is enough for us!

Now that you’re padding your friends’ wallets with wages 4x the minimum wage in this state, what have you done for the struggling families in the RCS community? Got any jobs for them? What about the unemployed in the RCS community, got any $30/hour jobs for them?

Still on the subject of the Coeymans Police Department. When asked recently about the town of Coeymans policy and procedure for processing citizens’ complaints against employees of the Coeymans P.D., you stated explicitly that you didn’t think one existed. Well, one does exist, and we foiled it and what a surprise. Not only does one exist, and not only is it not enforced, it is going to subject the Coeymans P.D. to lawsuits and prosecution because it’s a mess! Even your little goon Kerry Thompson, you know, the one you just voted to be Darlingtons administrative assistant at more than $30 an hour, violated it and he’s the one you’ve made the 2nd in command at the Coeymans P.D. Is that an example of how you stay informed? Is that an example of how you’re going to look out for the citizens and residents of the new District 46? So far, your record sucks, Tom!

Well, if your performance as Coeymans town board liaison to the Coeymans P.D. is anything we can go on, it looks pretty bad, Tom. Is that how you’re going to stay on top of important issues affecting your community, your consitutents? Is that how you stay informed, Tom? If you can’t stay informed in the town of Coeymans how in hell do you expect to do it in the state senate?

Now, back to the community, you’ve been involved in the RCS community for how long? What exactly have you done? Have you actually walked down Main Street in Ravena lately? Noticed anything bizarre about how quiet it is? That’s because most of the businesses are closed. You’re talking about infrastructure, Mr Dolan! So let’s talk about infrastructure. We’ve already given two very good examples of how you manage financial crises and the public’s interests. What have you done, really, to keep the businesses in the village and town? Have you supported the business organizations like the GREATER COEYMANS RAVENA COMMUNITY BUSINESS GROUP? What exactly have you done as a sitting member of the Coeymans town board to promote local businesses? You’ve played a lot of political games, we know, but what exactly have you done to benefit the business infrastructure in the town of Coeymans? Let us help you with the answer, Tom: NOTHING!

You and your kind serve yourselves. You and your connections have done nothing to serve the community and everything to help your political cronies.

We can also see through the crude tactic of trying to ride your dark horse into the state senate on the coattails of an emotional issue like hydrofracking. Yes, we read the item in the News Herald rag and we’re not as stupid as you’d like to think we are. So you “host” a picnic and feed a bunch of freeloaders…the way to their vote is through their stomachs, is that what you think, Tom. Not through their heads, through their stomachs. Like a bunch of dogs, right Tom? Well, the truth is, we don’t need to vote for Tom Dolan to get the issue on the ballot. Let’s just separate the two, for a moment. If you’re really interested in banning hydrofracking for the public good, you don’t need to pin it to your campaign. Just do it because it’s right. Let’s keep the two separate and honest. You’re playing a political game, Tom, and the RCS community, the 46th district won’t like becoming your pawns, your tools. You have a record, a pattern, and that’s what’s going to do your talking for you, and it’s what’s going to keep you out of the state senate, too!

We’re assembling a list of your sordid connections throughout the county and we’ll be publishing them in future articles covering your misguided attempt at spreading your putrid corruption.

This article will be continued. Please stay tuned, it gets better.

You stink, Tom Dolan!
You’ve Been Outed!
The Editor

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2 responses to “Tom Dolan for State Senator? Are you serious?!?

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    July 28, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I looked at his website. He is running on “no fracking”. That’s it, no fracking. Oh yes, he speaks of responsible energy development and green jobs, but that’s related to “no fracking”. Need something more than that Mr. Dolan. There are other things going on besides fracking. Another neighbor of mine moved out-of-state because there’s no work here, leaving another empty house on the market. I have 2 nephews in their mid-20’s with college degrees, one is mowing lawns when he can; the other is a waiter. None of these people are focused on fracking right now.

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    • Fides qua Creditur

      July 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

      Tom Dolan is a single-issue candidate and that alone defeats him. In addition, he is inconsistent and he is definitely not credible if you look at the separation between what he says and what he does, what he says he would do and what he has in fact and in reality done. A voter would have to be an absolute moron not to notice the inconsistencies or to trust this man. He’s too much a chameleon and doesn’t respect his neighbors.

      All democratic process is conflict. But conflict in order to be positive and have a beneficial outcome must take into consideration multiple factors in the community, multiple interests, multiple groups cultural, racial, religious, social, etc. and the real organizer will bring all of these together to form a consensus. There has to be polarization of the other parties to the extent that the community actually takes issue with the organizer and reorganizes their ways of seeing, hearing, understanding, reacting so that sympathy with the organizer forces the other into the consensus situation. Tom Dolan doesn’t know how to do this because he’s out of touch with most of the community and has lost sight of the dignity of the individual, confusing his self-interest with the common good. Sorry Tommy, they are not synonymous, they are not the same.

      In short, he’s operating outside of the interests of the community, he has lost all touch with the actual needs of the community, and is very limited in his thinking and his ability to grasp the dynamics that are tearing the community apart and the dynamics that can bring it to healing. If he has failed as a town board member to bring people together, he certainly has no place in the senate where even greater insight and vision is required.

      If this sounds awfully like Saul D. Alinsky, the great radical pragmatic organizer, it probably is. Alinsky was a common good pragmatic radical (not revolutionary, radical) who insisted on a return to the dignity of the citizen, to the common good. Radical democracy but not the peudo-democracy of mediocrity we are living today.

      Peace!

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