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News Herald My View: Comeback Team = Space Cadets!

29 Oct

The Smalbany Summary of Why George McHugh and his Comeback Losers Team are Bad News for Coeymans will be published on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Stay tuned!


In a My View piece appearing in the Ravena News Herald on October 24, 2019, George McHugh and his Band of Merry Morons make absolute fools of themselves. It’s incredible how desperate the so-called “Comeback Team” is getting but it’s downright insulting how they think they can play Coeymans residents and voters for fools.

Did they really write that?
Did the News Herald really publish it?
Somebody please tell me it’s a joke.

Yes. We agree, George McHugh’s Comeback Team will bring “change” and it won’t be what you’re all expecting. It’ll be change, all right, but will you and your chlidren and grandchildren be able to live through it.

Sure, McHugh and his group will bring change, and after he’s done, he’ll go back to his $700,000 house in Delmar, while the rest of us are choking on black soot and smoke, courtesy of LaFarge and their garbage and tire burning, and while we’re choking on dust and dodging huge trucks on Main Street, Ravena, thanks to Carver Companies. Sure, McHugh and his puppet pups Collins, whose father is in with Carver Laraway and the Port of Coeymans, and Lefevre, who is looking to get a foot in the door by championing “business interests.” Sure, there’ll be change and plenty of it.

Crandall brought clean air, repaved roads, sidewalks, clean water, beautiful parks back to Coeymans. He’s also fully supported Coeymans businesses with tax abatements and improved infrastructure.

Just read what we had to say about McHugh’s record on your air and water quality. When McHugh was last in the Supervisor’s office he padding his own nest, while the raw sewerage was running into Coeymans Creek, the Marina, and the Hudson. Crandall brought clean air, paved roads, clean water, beautiful parks back to Coeymans. McHugh wants to change all that and make Carver Laraway King Carver, and reap the benefits from his Judas work.

We are at a loss how the likes of George McHugh with ethics violations involving money and corruption following him everywhere he goes, can possibly point a finger.

George McHugh and his band of merry morons must think the people and voters of Coeymans are a gaggle of village idiots! Why else would he start off a letter appearing in My View in the October 24, 2019, News Herald with a saying that flies right in his face!?!

McHugh and his band of merry morons start off the article with a “famous slogan” that goes like this:

“Before they tell you what they are going to do, ask them what they have done.”

Look, Georgie, if you;re going to throw a slogan around, make certain it doesn’t boomerang back and hit you in the face…

We agree. We agree! That’s why we published the Crandall Interview. That’s why George McHugh refused to interview or to debate.

It’s actually laughingly ironic: George McHugh and his Comeback Team, Collins and Lefevre, for the past several months have been telling everyone what they’re going to do, because the Comeback Team have done literally nothing. Look, Georgie, if you;re going to throw a slogan around, make certain it doesn’t boomerang back and hit you in the face, morons!

We say they are a band of merry morons because they wrote the piece, and the News Herald published the piece, immediately on the heels of our having published the Crandall Interview. The Crandall Interview smashed the McHugh campaign to bits! It provided a comprehensive history of exactly what Crandall and his Board has done for Coeymans, and if you haven’t read either our excerpts or the transcripts of the Interview, you really must do that before the elections. (Please use the links at the end of this article.)

We all know why George McHugh, Zach Collins and Lefevre are running as the Comback Team. It’s all about money.

Just follow the money to the McHugh’s Kremlin in Coeymans.

Now ask yourelf – better yet, ask George McHugh and his merry band of morons, Zach Collins, Brendan Lefevre, and George “Grinning” Langdon, why McHugh refused to be interviewed? We would have loved to have asked him what he has done but he’d probably have to claim the 5th in order not to incriminate himself. Yes! What has George McHugh done? Or Zach Collins? Or Brendan Lefevre? Please, someone tell us! We’re all ears!

Well, they make great lap dogs.

But the fact is: McHugh refused three times to be interviewed, and so we had to publish the facts we had without his defenses. McHugh also refused three times to debate Mr. Crandall. Why do you think that is? Here’s why: Cowards and criminals hide behind a wall of silence!

So it’s incredible that McHugh, Collins, Lefevre, and Langdon would choose a slogan like that to start off their blather. It just makes no sense to shoot yourself in the foot!!! And they want to run Coeymans?!?

Another fact Coeymans voters need to take to heart: The McHugh band of merry morons calls itself the “Comeback Team” but the only one trying to come back is George McHugh! George Langdon was a dud and no one really knows if he was ever really here or just a rumor; he did absolutely nothing while on the Coeymans Town Board. But back to George McHugh: He’s the only one on the so-called “Comeback Team” who’s coming back. And he’s coming back with a plan to pad his pockets.

Sorry, George, you can run but you can’t hide!

Given the fact that George McHugh refused to be interviewed and refused to debate Phil Crandall, isn’t it a bit nutz that McHugh and his merry band of morons should write something like this: “An unwillingness by an incumbent like Supervisor Crandall to discuss his own record…the Crandall team can only offer insults and innuendo rather than accomplishment, ambition and a vision of progress.”

That is proof positive that George McHugh and his merry band of morons have their heads totally up their butts. Phil Crandall just spent two hours being grilled by Smalbany in an interview that was more than 13,000 words long and made 50 pages of transcription!!! It’s all available for the public to read! Smalbany takes no prisoners but Crandall did beautifully, and made it quite clear that Crandall and his Board have done great things for Coeymans and for Coeymans business, and there’s more coming.

But really, what’s the point, McHugh? Mr Crandall has been in office for 2 terms, 4 years, and has been doing a great job!

What’s your point in bringing a long dead subject up now? Mr Crandall has been in office for 2 terms, 4 years, and has been doing a great job! Crandall has proved he is an effective leader and an ethical and competent Supervisor. Mr. Crandall has always been right up front with his having resigned from the position of Town Justice. Even we at Smalbany have said he was stabbed in the back by Hal Warner and Nancy Warner for political reasons. We said so and published our observations way before there was any threat of George McHugh and the Comeback conspiracy. Crandall, in all truth and justice, resigned, and he explained why he resigned. George McHugh is completely aware of the true facts but won’t admit them. Collins and Lefevre were nowhere around at the time so they can’t have anything to say about it. But really, what’s the point, McHugh? Mr Crandall has proved what he can do and has a great record to show for it. What do you have to show us McHugh, Collins, Lefevre?

Zip it! McHugh

With George McHugh’s record of ethics violations that were investigated not only by the NYS Racing and Wagering Board, the NYS Attorney General, and by McHugh’s own Republican Board back in 2000-2001, when he was misappropriating Town of Coeymans taxpayer dollars should put the lid on McHugh’s misplaced allegations of ethics violations.

We are unimpressed by petition signatures being thrown out in Court. Just look at what happened to Pete Kusminsky’s petitions in Greene County, when he submitted them to be on the Independence Party ballot. His unethical opponent, Diane Benoit, challenged the signatures and had them thrown out on a technicality: They weren’t properly bound!!! Unbelievable, but that’s what happens. There are many other examples, too, so don’t play that card, McHugh. Stupid!

McHugh and his merry band of morons claim that they got Conservative and Independence party endorsements by wide margins. First of all, the Conservative party is the stepchild of the Republican party, it’s a rubber-stamp party posing as an autonomous party. The Albany County Independence party is a third party that will endorse any candidate that comes along with a good lie/line (personal communication from one of our contributors, an Independence Party Committee member!). That’s changing rapidly, especially in Greene County, where the Independence party may just outpace the Republican and Democratic parties, who are becoming irrelevant both locally and beyond.

Be not mistaken, the Albany & State Independence Party is the same bunch that threw out Pete Kuzminsky’s signatures for the Independence Party ballot, and endorsed Diane Benoit, without consulting the Greene County Independence party where she was running for sheriff? Greene County Weasels published two articles on Benoit. Read them and get a better understanding:

Diana Benoit: Questionable Ethics
Playing the Gender Card is a Big Mistake
Diana Meets Amateur Radio

Pete Kuzminsky is kicking ass in Greene County.

Are we perhaps missing something important here? Does the democratic process, the system of open and free elections require that each municipality run at least one total idiot? Is this a test to see if voters have all their marbles? Coeymans has George McHugh, and Greene County has Diane Benoit. Is this a major joke?

And pigs have wings, too. Right George?

And pigs have wings, right George? To be honest, anyone who picks up the Ravena News Herald and believes what George McHugh or any of his band of merry morons write, has a real big problem, and we have a bridge to sell, if you’re interested.

We have published facts and everything that refutes, rebuffs, and contradicts what George McHugh and his band of merry morons write in that October 24, 2019, My View op-ed in the Ravena News Herald. The whole thing is pure rubbish and distorts well-known facts and common knowledge. It’s incredible that anything like that could have gotten into print, but then we’re talking about the Ravena News Herald, aren’t we? It’s common knowledge that George McHugh and Mark Vinciguerra (publisher and owner of the Ravena News Herald) are in bed together; the News Herald is making big bucks from the full-page ads being run by George McHugh in his desperate attempt to take over Coeymans. Lafarge and Carver Laraway are major advertisers in the Ravena News Herald, and George McHugh is their closet “general counsel.” No ethics violations three, right? No conflict of interest there, right? And you can’t see the corruption and weasel-dealing going on? And pigs have wings, right?

Please take a moment and convince yourselves. Read the Crandall Interview and you’ll clearly see McHugh’s deceptions.

George McHugh and his so-called Comeback Team are clearly very desperate, so desperate they can’t even distinguish between their delusions and common knowledge, reality the rest of us inhabit!

Read the Excerpts from Segments 1, 2, and 3 of the Crandall Interview:
Crandall Interview: Segment 1
Crandall Interview: Segment 2
Crandall Interview: Segment 3

Plus the Featured Resident Comment:
The Coeymans Clowns, the FoC, Are True to Their Reputation: Thugs

Specifically about George McHugh’s Lack of Character
George McHugh: Dishonorable Scoundrel! How Dare You!!!
George McHugh: Conspiracy, Misrepresentation, Possible Fraud?

George McHugh is Getting Desperate

 

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