New Baltimore, Greene County, Albany County, perhaps the entire nation has a problem. The problem is that the country is run by political party committees that do their own thing without consulting with anyone outside of their own organizations.
Another problem is that once voters think they elect someone to public office, they may not have really elected anyone at all! That’s what happens in the case of the so-called “unopposed” candidate: they’re elected without a vote. But it’s even worse when the political parties are the ones who hand pick the candidates for you. That’s democracy? We think not!
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First of all, anyone who gets on the ballot has to be approved by a party committee or at least get past the county board of elections, which is run by party members. Just check out your Greene County or Albany County Board of Elections and you’ll see entries for Repukelicans and Democraps, but no entries for independent voters. There’s where you have no choice.
Let’s look at what’s happening in the Town of New Baltimore at this very moment.
You basically have the Democraps and the Repukelicans, who then go after the fringe parties like the Conservatives, Independents, etc. and negotiate for their “endorsements.”
Apart from the fact that the Democraps can’t come up with anything better than recycled losers and a racist rapper, they have no shortage of arrogance.
The New Baltimore Democrats are run by an all-white, all-female party committee who can’t come up with any real candidates and haven’t done so in the past two elections. They are incompetent but that doesn’t stop them from being biatches. A contributor recently asked the New Baltimore Democrap Committee a couple of very reasonable questions:
On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, we wrote to Eileen Vosburgh, Janet Kash, Doreen Davis, and Beth Schneck, the Democratic Party Committee members for New Baltimore,
We are preparing an article on the state of elections in New Baltimore and would like to have your comments on the following:
(1) Mr James Eckl’s qualifications and commitments to the residents of the Town of New Baltimore if elected to be the New Baltimore legislator in the Greene County Legislature. Particularly, we’d like to know Why? Mr Eckl and the Greene County Democratic Committee feel he is qualified and the right choice to be Legislator.
(2) We would like to know Why? the Greene County Democratic Committee and the New Baltimore Democratic Committee were unable to put a candidate on the ballot to oppose Mr Alan vanWormer as candidate for the elected office of Town of New Baltimore Superintendent of Highways? (A similar question could be raised as to the fact of Mr Jeffrey Ruso’s unopposed candidacy for the office of Town Supervisor in 2017).
We are preparing a preliminary article in preparation for the September primaries and would appreciate your confirmation of receipt of this communication.
We would be grateful for your response to the above questions by September 7, 2018, before 5 p.m.
Janet Kash replies on Friday, Sep 7, 2018:
“The thing is, [name redacted], if you want to talk to a candidate, you contact the candidate. Thank you for your interest in the race.”
We followed up on our request writing on Friday, Sep 7, 2018 to to Eileen Vosburgh, Janet Kash, Doreen Davis, and Beth Schneck:
“Can you please confirm that you received our inquiry and that you are working on a response?”
Janet Kash replies on Sep 7, 2018, 4:02 PM
to me, copied to committee members Keltoneov, Doreen, Beth
“No reply is happening”
So much for transparency and openness in government. Those are Democraps talking. Those are the women who run the New Baltimore Democrap party and their response to YOU, the voters and residents of New Baltirmore.
Wouldn’t New Baltimore residents, tax payers, voters like to know whey the New Baltimore Democrats can’t come up with any candidates and, when they do, it’s only to recycle a multiple loser and to run a racist rapper for Congress?!?!
Rapping Radical “God Bless Iraq” Dem challenges Republican for upstate congressional seat
If you think Congress is a bunch of clowns in business suits the Democraps want you to add a racist rapper to the mix.
“Meet New York City liberal Antonio Delgado. Before moving upstate to run for Congress as [House Democratic leader] Pelosi’s candidate, Delgado was an L.A. rapper called AD the Voice,” said the ad paid by the Congressional Leadership.
It then bleeped out provocative lyrics about having sex to a porno flick.
The ad also claimed that Delgado “laced his lyrics with extremist attacks on American values,” criticized American presidents and “minimized 9/11” as footage of the burning World Trade Center towers appeared on the screen.
[Source: “House candidate’s ‘offensive’ rap lyrics called out in attack ad” https://nypost.com/2018/08/17/house-candidates-offensive-rap-lyrics-called-out-in-attack-ad/, last accessed on October 3, 2018.]
[Editor’s Note: We have searched the web for lyrics of “Ad the Word,” Delgado’s pseudonym as a rapper, but they seem to have disappeared from the web. Normally, simply googling an artist’s name and lyrics or songs will turn up dozens if not hundreds of hits. Not so for Delgado! His keepers seem to have made everything disappear from the web…everything that would reveal the low-life character of Antonio Delgado, racist rapper!]
Perhaps you, residents, voters in New Baltimore would like to ask the Democratic Party the same questions. Here are their contact details:
- Eileen Vosburgh: Tel. (518) 756-8113, email Keltoneov@aol.com
- Janet Kash: Tel. (518) 915-4034, email email@example.com
- Doreen Davis: Tel. (518) 678-0317, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Beth Schneck (also Green County vice chariman): no phone available, email: bschneckPhoto@gmail.com
The New Baltimore Repukelicans are no better. We’ve contacted incumbent Greene County Legislator Patrick “Pat” Linger (R), asking him to share with us and New Baltimore voters what he’s done during this past term in office. He’s running again on the Repukelican ticket asking to be re-elected, so wouldn’t you all, as voters and residents in Greene County and the Town of New Baltimore be interested in what Mr Linger thinks he’d done for you while in office. Here is what we asked Dingleberry Linger:
Dear Mr. Linger:
We note that you are running again for County Legislator and are actively tracking the candidates and balloting and campaign activities of your opponent parties and their candidates.
In view of the upcoming elections, we would like to ask you to provide the following information within the next 5 business days:
- Please share your most significant accomplishments over this term of office as Greene County Legislator, and provide a brief description of each.
- Please share your most significant accomplishments over this term of office as Greene County Legislator that most directly affect the residents and taxpayers of the Town of New Baltimore.
- Please share your most significant support to any one resident or one family in the Town of New Baltimore as County Legislator.
- What have been the most important pieces of legislation drafted by you during your term of office as Greene County Legislator?
- What have been the most important pieces of legislation voted on (YES) vote during your term of office as Greene County Legislator?
- What future legislation do you plan for Greene County as Greene County Legislator, if re-elected?
As incumbent seeking re-election, you will likely be running against Mr James Eckl. Briefly, what makes you a better choice for voters in New Baltimore?
Thank you for your prompt attention to this request. If you feel you need more time, please provide a reasonable date by which we can expect your responses.
We look forward to your responses.
Dear Mr Linger:
On August 15, 2018, we sent to you a request for information on your last term in office as Greene County Legislator.
We requested a response within a reasonable time and find now that more than 20 days have lapsed since our first contact requesting the information shown in the email below.
Please have the courtesy and show the respect your constituents deserve by either responding with your achievements or at least a refusal to provide your information. A non-response will be interpreted (1) as a statement that you have not accomplished anything in your last term, and (2) that you don’t have the respect for your constituents that is required for re-election.
If we do not hear back from you by Friday. September 7, 2018, 5 p.m., we will assume (1) and (2), above, and contact Mr James Eckl for his statements, and publish accordingly.
Despite our follow-ups, Repuklican Mr. Linger refused to respond in any way whatsoever so we must assume that Mr. Linger has ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING during his term in office as County Legislator representing the Town of New Baltimore.
Editor’s Comment: We do want to note that Mr Linger has plenty of time to spy on the activities of the other political hopefuls in New Baltimore and to share that information in great detail with his political cronies. Here’s a recent example:
From: Patrick Linger <email@example.com>
To: Jeff Ruso <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Kathy Yahoo <email@example.com>; Michael Meredith <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Barbara Finke <email@example.com>; Edward Barber <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Scott Briody <email@example.com>; Chuck Irving <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Alan VanWormer <email@example.com>; Nick Dellisanti <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Jean Horn <email@example.com>; Skip Aierle <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Christine Byas <email@example.com>; Rob Krasney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Robert Van Etten <email@example.com>
Sent: Fri, Jul 13, 2018 12:13 pm
Subject: Re: Petitions
Good afternoon,I received the following from the County BOE last night in reference to what the Dems filed petitions for. I had to specifically ask, but Alan and I were also authorized by the Independence Party. We will have Republican, Conservative, and Independence lines, with no primary. There is a bit of good news for the Legislature, Durham is a (D) now and will switch back to (R). Athens is (D) now and the incumbent, Palmateer, is not running so chances are good for the (R). Greenville is (R) now and the newcomer (C) is running unopposed at this point so we’ll keep that one.
This is what the Democrats filed today. Now we know the landscape of what November will bring.Independent (party for a day) petitions can be file up to August 21st.We will be looking over their petitions to see if any chance to challenge. A quick look today shows no real opportunity to do so but we will take a closer look tomorrow.Bottom line is they have three county wides (treasurer and two coroners) and legislative candidates in:Catskill: But only two so that is good. Joe Kozlowski and Christopher Hamilton.Cairo: Only Harry so Harry and Bill are running unopposed.Halcott, Hunter, Lexington: Only Larry G. as we did not have a candidate.Athens: Michael PirroneWindham, Ashland, Jewett, Prattsville: LoriN. Baltimore: James EckelSome have multiple lines as detailed in info below Elisa sent me.Coxsackie (2 legislators), Greenville, Durham totally unopposed so long as no independent line is created.Please advise your candidates accordingly of what we have.
Treasurer-Lee (DEM, WEP,IND)Coroner-Robert Gaus/Joshua Lipsman(DEM,WEP,WOR,IND)Leg Cat-Joseph Kozlowski(DEM,IND,WEP,WOR) & Christopher Hamilton(DEM&IND)Leg Car- Harry(DEM&IND)Leg HuHalLex Larry (DEM&IND)Leg Athens- Michael Pirrone (DEM,IND)Leg WiPraJeAsh- Lori (DEM,IND)Leg NB- James Eckl (DEM)-Pat
On Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 7:29:10 AM EDT, Patrick Linger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Good morning all!
I think I can safely speak for Alan when I say thank you for the work on the petitions! I submitted them to Brent yesterday with 62 total Republican signatures, plenty to cover the 5% needed. He also has the Conservative petitions and the Independence petitions. Thank you Shelly, AnnMarie, and Jeff Ruso for the help with those! The BOE has the signed authorization from the Conservative committee to allow us to submit petitions for their line, but did not yet have the same from the Independence. They have until July 16 to authorize.Greene County Youth Fair is July 26-29 in Cairo. As many of you know, the Republicans staff a booth/table in the big tent for the weekend. Our time slot is Saturday, July 28th, 9am to Noon (Our usual noon – 3 was already taken). Anyone who wants to attend is welcome to join me (and hopefully Alan) there.The next regularly scheduled committee meeting (4th Thursday) is July 26th, 7pm at the Boathouse.Thanks!-Pat
The New Baltimore Repukelicans ran their candidate, Jeff Ruso, unopposed for Town Supervisor. In other words, Ruso was not elected, he was declared elected by default. Ruso then immediately appointed his predecessor, Nick Dellisanti, to be his deputy. Dellisanti refused to run again, paving the way for former loser Ruso, who ran for the supervisor office once before and lost. So now New Baltimore residents have an unelected Town Supervisor (Ruso) and an unelected Deputy Town Supervisor (Dellisanti). Of course we can’t fault the New Baltimore Repukelicans for the New Baltimore Democraps’ failure to run a candidate but we can fault both Ruso and Dellisanti for so openly and glaringly pleasuring each other publicly and at the New Baltimore public’s expense: Dellisanti clears the way for loser Ruso and loser Ruso invites RINO Dellisanti back into the Supervisor’s office! Now that’s the way to run elections…in North Korea!
As we have already published in several articles, the incumbent Repukelicans in New Baltimore Town Hall consider themselves above us all and feel it’s unnecessary to respond to residents’ correspondence; their appointees and employees like Gordon Bennett (Sole Assessor) and the Board of Assessment Review, a tool to reward or to punish by means of its incompetence, play their politics games and reward their friends while cheating others; while the Democrap and Repukelicans steal your right to vote or not to vote for candidates by their refusing to put up candidates and run candidates unopposed, who would be “declared elected,” even if they got no votes at all.
Both parties have turned our polling places into portapotties.
Both parties have turned your ballot into a blumpkin.
Both parties have turned your voice into a fart.
Are you happy with your Democracy now?