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We Want To Know Who They Are, What They Know, Who’s Behind Them!!!!

09 Oct

It’s Election Time Again and They’re Out For Your Vote,  In the Local Rags and They’re Knocking On Our Doors—and it’s not Trick-or-Treaters!

But Who Are They, Anyway?!?!?

Do You Know Any of these People? I mean before they appeared at your door?

Do You Know Any of these People?
I mean before they appeared at your door?

The problem is that we know only those incumbents who we see on public access television, thanks to our one-horse-town cable provider, MidHudson Cable, who is in their pockets, too. And what we see is not very easy on the stomach. It makes the Three Stooges look like rocket scientists. Compared to the Ravena village council, the Coeymans town board, and the New Baltimore flea circus, the Keystone Cops look like Nobel prize laureates.

stooges rocket

Most voters fool themselves into thinking they know something about them because the local rags publish their statements, statements written by the candidates’ keepers or by the candidates themselves but does anyone really read them? Sure, curiosity compels us to read them but they’re so full of misinformation it makes you want to puke. They tell us only what they want us to know and that’s not much and what there is, is—well, pig-in-lipstick.

What we need is to know is what we want to know…

Not what THEY want us to know!!!

complete and utter bullshitDid you know that village hall and town hall don’t have résumés for their board members? No, they don’t. And they don’t require them either. So if you wanted to know about a board member’s education, employment, previous employment you wouldn’t be able to find out. Is that fair?

All you get to know about the candidates is that they’re running, which political party is supporting them, and what they want you to know.

We say: Get them all into village hall and town hall and let’s have a town meeting. All of the candidates together. Let the community ask the tough questions and get the answers in person, on the spot, and on public access TV so those who can’t make it to the meeting can see and hear.

Let’s ask them directly about who they are, what they know about the community, what they’ve done, what their experience is, what their education is, and some burning questions that they’ll have to answer now and produce results if they are elected.

For example, I would like to ask Susan O’Rorke, town supervisor for the Town of New Baltimore, about the town purchasing policies and about the purchase of a new truck for more than $100,000. I’d like to ask Susan O’Rorke how and why she lost the Independenc Party’s endorsement and why her petition signatures were disqualified. I’d like to know her take on why she got only 4 votes in the primaries.

I’d like to know what Diane Jordan’s education and qualifications—we mean other than the fact that she’s an insider and married to the New Baltimore Highway superintendent, Denis Jordan— are to be tax collector. And I’d like to know the same answers from their opponents.

Two other insiders are running for town board seats in New Baltimore: Angelis and Schrauf. These two are closely connected with the lunatic fringe in New Baltimore and are members of the Insiders Club. Control freaks. In fact, Schrauf was rewarded for her club activities by being made the director of—you’re not going to believe this title—Director of the New Baltimore Farmer’s Market! It’s a paid position in New Baltimore. You know somethng’s got to be fishy when they give someone a title like that!  Now, would you want anyone with a title like that and a member of that elitist club to be making decisions about your life and family? The gender-ambiguous Angelis is in the community but not of the community; she belongs to the Ross-Knighton-O’Rorke-Conservancy club. Now you know for sure why Angelus can’t be considered as a potential New Baltimore town boad member. If you put the names Schrauf and Angelis together you get DISASTER! Please don’t try it!

We’re curious also why Angelis and Schrauf don’t use their first names on their campaign signs; you’d think they were trying to hide the fact that they’re women. If anyone can come up with a better explanation, we’d love to hear it.

Angellis + Schrauf = DISASTER Two New Baltimore Candidates Spell Trouble

Angellis + Schrauf = DISASTER
Two New Baltimore Candidates Spell Trouble

I’d like to ask Michelle Maddage, running for Coeymans town clerk, how many years of experience she has in a town clerk’s office. I’d like to ask Ms Maddage about her work experience and her education. I’d like to ask her some specific questions on the town clerk’s jobs and test her knowledge of municipal law, freedom of information law, etc.  I”d like to ask Ms Maddage how much experience she has serving on municipal boards. But most especially, I’d like to ask Ms Maddage about her relationship with Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington, and I’d ask Mr Darlington why he pushed Michelle Maddage to run for town clerk, a position for which she has absolutely NO QUALIFICATIONS or EXPERIENCE WHATSOEVER!!!!

Still in the town of Coeymans: I’d like Mr Thomas “Tom” Boehm to tell us exactly what he’s done to bring new business to the town of Coeymans (and I don’t mean the dust factory on Rt 144 that’s clogging everyone’s lungs, air filters but is a God-send for Flach’s car wash!). What exactly has Mr Boehm done for Coeymans besides make life miserable for people in Coeymans town hall and keep a chair warm with his fat ass? Mr Boehm, we need you to appear at a meet the candidates event, stand up at the podium, and tell us about your record!

We dedicated an entire article to Mr Thomas Boehm. You can read it by clicking on this link: Thomas “Tom” Boehm: Boehm, Boehm, Boehm, Bum!

And Ms Dawn Rogers: You need to get a real life, a real job, and some real friends. You are about as effective as tits on a bull. You’re about as visible as the spaces between these words. What in hell do you do on the Coeymans town board, anyway? What we need to know is: “Are you really alive?” Rather than FOIL reams of board meeting minutes, maybe if you appear at a meet the candidates event, take the podium and expose yourself to open questions from the community, we’d have a reason to vote for you, or not to (which is more likely). Come on, let’s go public!

We’d ask also why George Dardiani, the traffic ticket collection agent for the town of Coeymans masquerading as a town justice, even bothers to waste money on campaign signs. When we can’t even start to speak of qualifications and Dardiani in the same breath; he has none. No one wants the dull-witted job enough to run against him. He’s running unopposed; in other words, you’re not really voting or making a choice when it comes to “electing” a town justice. Best thing to do is don’t even waste your time pulling the lever or checking off his name. The fewer of us that give him the satisfaction of putting his name on the rolls the better; at least he won’t have the numbers.

tits on a bull

George Dardiani is a Bull with Tits

The village of Ravena is so corrupt and such a mess we don’t even want to get involved in discussing the favoritism and unsavory business that goes on there. But Coeymans has been infected with the favoritism bug. You have the chief of police, Gregory Darlington hiring his daughter and other kids of friends to work as police dispatchers. What’s wrong with the rest of the community? You have Cathy Deluca hiring her favorites and relatives to work inthe Ravena Health and Fitness Center. What’s wrong with the rest of the community? You have Dawn LaMountain in the Coeymans police department as Darlingtons “confidential secretary” (Darlington got the Coeymans town board to approve hiring Kerry Thompson, too, to be Darlington’s administrative assistant at a cool $31+/hr*) and you have her rotund son getting hired to be a police officer (trainee) in the same department. Now you have LaMountain’s husband, George LaMountain, running for Town of Coeymans Highway Superintendent! How many LaMountains do we need in Coeymans town hall?!?! Is the Coeymans town hall turning into a members-only country club, like the village of Ravena or New Baltimore?

Even the New York State Comptroller’s auditors found that the village of Ravena is trouble for Coeymans. Read our coverage of the Comptroller’s audit report on the town of Coeymans’ recordkeeping and financial procedures, how Ravena doesn’t pay its bills! Click on this link to read the report: Ravena Doesn’t Pay its Sewer Bill

* Just what does Coeymans police chief Gregory Darlington do in his backwater police department that he needs a “confidential secretary” and an “administrative assistant“? Wouldn’t you like to ask your Coeymans town board members that question? After all, they’re in charge of supervising the operations of the Coeymans police department and approving its budget! No wonder Coeymans town payroll is more than $3.2 million a year! Everyone there gets a friend or family members jobs. But that’s another question for the Coeymans board candidates.

Voters! You need to stop this NOW! You, WE, need to get this under control. It’s Stupid and it’s Crazy!

And then there’s Mr Martin “Marty” Case, who has his four eyes on the town of Coeymans supervisor’s office. But that’s not very likely, Marty-boy. We won’t waste space here because we’ve dedicated an entire article to Martin “Marty” Case and his handlers in Ravena village hall. Dubbed the Tipsy-Teacher because of allegations that Case took to partying while chaperoning a group of RCS students to Washington DC, we’d like to get case in front of a community group and ask him a couple of questions. Wouldn’t you? By the way, Marty, the town supervisor position is a full-time position. We’d like to ask you how you’ll manage a full-time teaching position, the town supervisor position, and don’t you also sell real-estate with Josie Bruno at Prudential real estate? How ya gonna do it all, Marty?

If you haven’t had the opportunity to read the article on Martin “Marty” Case, click this link Marty Case to read it. Martin Case, Marty’s a Real Case!

A reader just commented on one of our recent articles: “Voters Need to Clean House; All New Tenants for Village and Town Halls” : “A new broom sweeps clean! How about some decent, smart, and honest citizens sitting on the board? Or am I just dreaming?”  YES! Reader. And Yes! you may be dreaming but some dreams are meant to come true!

The Editor

The Editor

Before it’s too late:

  • Let’s get all the candidates together in one place

  • Let’s get them to debate the issues one-on-one: Supervisor candidates, clerk candidates, board-member candidates

  • Let’s give the community the opportunity to ask them important questions

  • Let’s force them to commit to action and hold them accountable if they are elected

  • Let’s get the media, print and television to cover the debates and town-hall meetings (we’ll also see how committed the local rags and MidHudson are to our interests!)

  • Let’s put them on the spot and let them know they’re accountable to us, the voters

  • Let’s sweep village and town hall clean, finally and keep the insiders OUT!

  • Based on the answers and responses let’s vote with our heads!

“Qui tacet consentire videtur ubi loqui debuit ac potuit.”
“Silence is admission when when the accused ought to have spoken and was able to.”

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11 responses to “We Want To Know Who They Are, What They Know, Who’s Behind Them!!!!

  1. cookie

    October 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    In regards to Pundit, Bob, or anti Sovereign, I had an experience with the commentary section in the Times-Union about a year ago (maybe longer) I wrote something that seemed to be rather unpopular as measured by the number of people who responded. Turned out that numerous posts were from the same person or IP address. The TU would not tell me who it was but did indicate that that person wanted it to appear as though there was a groundswell opposed to what I had posted. Turns out it was only one person. Sounds similar here. In the case you speak of here, is it a home or an office? One would suppose that there would be some control over (or at the least knowledge) of who is using your computer. The other potential is that there is control and knowledge, and that there is coordination with the other users. This cannot be a coincidence unless it is a computer in a library.

    Regarding the substance of your posting, I always like to have an idea about the background and activities of the candidates, even their hobbies. And let’s not just rely upon education, but experiences, community service efforts, etc.

    About a debate, I saw the RCS Board debate back last spring. It was a stacked deck. It was nothing more than another opportunity for a bunch of unpleasant people to continue their attacks.

    This suggested debate would need to be carefully put together to avoid this problem. We would need a community based group who would put it together, and it would need to be a group that is recognized by all to be unbiased. Is there such a group in Coeymans or New Baltimore?

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    • RCS Confidential

      October 11, 2013 at 2:51 pm

      There is an adage: “Where there’s a will there’s a way.”

      Yes, I’m also aware of the way the Times Union blogs are run and how some local sneaks try to pad their baskets by using multiple pseudonyms. Times Union lets them get away with it because it makes the Times Union blogs look really good. We don’t. We monitor the IP numbers for visits, readers, and for comments. One IP number = 1 visit no matter how many times you come on. We have “clean” numbers.

      And yes, multiple people can log on say from the library. But that IP number is unique and they count as one visit. Now if we name that visitor and someone else logs on from that same public computer, it will look like the visitor is trying to pull a fast one. But if the visitor thinks s/he is being wrongly accused, s/he can always tell us they’re logging on from the library. No problemo.

      If local voters are truly interested in whom they have to choose from rather than being told either outright by the local party bosses, propagandized by the local rags owned by the party bosses, by the number of signs they see (some people do think that the number of signs is an indication of the desirability of the candidate), or, as is becoming more and more the case, voters are simply apathetic about the so-called democratic system, expecially when they see the childish games going on in Washington, D.C. But those morons are not truly representative of the people; only those elected locally by an informed constituency and who play fairly can be considered the only truely representative elected officials.

      I think that debates are incredibly important, especially in the RCS situation where there is so much corruption and apathy, and where we have insiders running incompetent and unqualified people simply to keep control. I’m looking specifically at Martin “Marty” Case in Ravena-Coeymans, Michell Maddage (Coeymans police chief Darlington’s little toy), and O’Rorke, Jordan, Angelis and Shrauf in New Baltimore. It’sincest at its best!

      Yes, I do share your opinion of the so-called debates that were a sham and a scripted set-up last in the case of the RCS CSD school board elections. But that’s because a handful of lunatics do lunatic things and say lunatic things and the screwballs in the community believe it. Don’t forget, property owners may pay the taxes, but the freeloaders get to vote, too.

      As far as moderating any debate, that’s not a problem. A non-party gets the job. As far as controlling the debate, anyone not obeying the rules is gaveled or escorted out. No local police. County sheriff security. Pre-selected topics and monitored questions. None of the candidates nor their handlers have any contact with the questions; they’re selected by a panel of residents randomly selected from the voting rolls and supervised by the monitor. Any off-colour question or remarks are screened out. You ask your question, it is posed to the candidates on both sides who should be able to answer it, they answer. Period.

      In the meet-the-candidate situation, none of the New Baltimore democrat-club tricks like $25.00 at the door. Voters are welcomed and if they want to make a donation, there’s a fishbowl. If they want to buy a raffle ticket that’s OK, too. (We understand the New Baltimore Republicans and Conservatives scrape together some really nice door prizes.) The meet the candidate event should not be a greasy-fingered, half-crocked stupids party (I’ve personally witnessed some New Baltimore Democrat gigs that were more like drinking and eating orgies than anything else. New Baltimore Dems really should consider Alcoholics Anonymous or some similar 12-step program!). Free finger foods is OK. Soft-drinks on the house. OK. Start at 7:00, visitors write down their questions at the door, moderator screens them and assigns them to the best candidate to answer, 1 hour questions and time alowing, a Q/A period. Then fruit, cheeze, wings. 9:00-10:00 everyone is satisfied and goes home.

      People, organizers, candidates, campaign workers are very provincial and short-sighted in this area. Some of us know how to and do get things done right and effectively.

      Thanks for your comment, Cookie.

      The Editor

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  2. Sovereign citizen opposer

    October 9, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    You’re a bunch of rag tag anti-government cowards who try to use your pathetic blog to garner support for your worthless ideas and causes. You put puppets in place to perform your dirty work, but don’t have the guts to reveal who you really are (right vadney)?! I hope your w

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    • RCS Confidential

      October 10, 2013 at 6:58 am

      Dear SCO, thank you for your comment.

      First of all, you log on to comment using at least three different names: “Bob, Pundit, and now Sovereign Citizen Opposer.” It seems you are actually the “rag-tag bunch”! Or do you suffer a multiple personality disorder? You can’t fool us; we know who you are so just one name will be enough, Sybil.

      Of course, you (all of you) are entitled to your opinion, the United States Constitution ensures that. And we understand that minds, like yours–what there is of it–, stuck in a pre-adolescent developmental stage have trouble managing abstract concepts and need something physical to relate to. Is that why people like you are desperately trying to put a face on this blog? Sorry, but you couldn’t even count the number of faces you’d have to deal with, we are legion!

      But there’s still hope for you and your ilk. Obamacare will ensure that you get the mental health services you are obviously in need of. You sound very angry, self-loathing and frustrated and you are projecting it to others in a pathological attempt to make sense of your confused and disrupted perception of reality. Try to silence the many voices muttering in your head and don’t listen to what your neighbor’s dog is telling you to do. Check under your bed for sovereign citizens and keep the lights on. Who knows what scarey things lurk in the darkness!

      Boo! Did I scare you?

      The Editor

      P.s. Did you want to finish your sentence or did your diseased brain poop out on you mid-sentence? (I’m referring to “I hope your w…)

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      • pundit

        October 10, 2013 at 7:50 am

        Hey, I am Pundit and not bob or Sovereign citizen opposer….please, I have my own issues but not with a name!!

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      • RCS Confidential

        October 10, 2013 at 9:44 am

        If we have made an erro, we apologize. But the fact remains that all three names come up with the same IP number. If you have any suggestion why that would be, please let us know. It could be that other members of your household using the same computer are logging in and leaving comments. But that’s a housekeeping chore for you to fix 😉

        The Editor

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      • pundit

        October 11, 2013 at 7:32 pm

        No one here knows of this site and there is no Bob or Sovereign citizen opposer here.
        I do like the Sovereign citizen idea though.

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      • RCS Confidential

        October 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm

        Thanks, Pundit, for your message. As we’ve explained, we identify individuals by IP number. Every computer has a unique IP number. This may be a fluke but really, who cares? Not really a high priorty for you or for us.

        Take care and thank you for reading and commenting!

        The Editor

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  3. Pundit

    October 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Well!

    Not much else to say to you as you are being totally irrational, what with looking for honest and open government and all!

    I expect the next thing you will want is to question relationships on and about the RCS School Board!

    You apparently have a lot to learn and will probably have to go elsewhere–unless we all decide to not vote at all or just vote them all out and leave all the buildings empty!! Then the county can step in and do it all…..hey that has a familiar ring/badge to it!

    A totally open forum is a very good idea-but only if, as you suggest, all of ’em are there and someone experienced can moderate it.

    Nice ‘Electioneering’ billboards on 9W-now those of us without cable know what they look like! Where are the competing Boards? Can’t afford the $1000+?

    That NB thing sounds like a fun thing!

    Can you hear Rodney Dangerfield talking about this in detail?

    Only in the USA.
    Thank you for the time.

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  4. Sunburst

    October 9, 2013 at 10:49 am

    I agree with you that the public should have an opportunity to meet with candidates and ask questions. The New Baltimore candidates – Nick Dellsanti for supervisor, (R), Ann Marie Vadney for Town Clerk, (Independence Party), Sally Russo for Tax collector (R), Shelley Van Ettan for town Board (Conservative) Shelley and her husband host Ag Fest. and Jeff Ruso for Town Council.
    On October 20, 2013 at Pegasus Restaurant the Republican Club will be hosting a A meet the candidates from 1:00 pm – 5:00. I am unaware of any activities scheduled by Ms. O”Rourke and group…
    Thank you for your consistent presentation of factual information.

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    • RCS Confidential

      October 9, 2013 at 11:16 am

      That’s great news, Sunburst! We’ll publish the information. But I think that’s a bit narrow. I’d like to see the whole thing that I mention in the blog article.

      Keep information and updates coming in!

      Thanks again,

      The Editor

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