According to those who counseled, talked and convinced Adriano Espaillat into running for Congress, it was supposed to be an easy win. They thought that all odds were against Charlie Rangel and in favor of Adriano Espaillat.
You should know that it was very painful, disappointing and heartbreaking to see some Democrats in the Senate joining the Republicans to vote for a bill that would hurt senior citizens and the poor of New York State.
Usted debe saber, que apenas faltando 5 meses para las elecciones presidenciales que se llevarán a cabo el martes 6 de noviembre de este año, el Presidente de los Estados Unidos, Barack Hussein Obama, a suspendido las deportaciones de las personas indocumentadas.
Es importante que usted sepa que por los últimos tres años, desde que Barack Hussein Obama asumió la Presidencia de los Estados Unidos, ha venido deportando personas adiestra y siniestra.
Once upon a time, to be specific, two years ago when the Democrats were in control of the New York State Senate and the Black and Hispanic Legislators were getting too much power, things were different.
Once upon a time, I remember how tough the leader of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver was fighting for the purity and cleanliness of New York’s elected officials.
You should know that the Committee to Sell – I mean to Save New York - has invested more than $17 million in selling out - I’m sorry – in saving New York. The Committee has been selling Governor Cuomo’s popularity to the people of New York State to the point where he consistently receives 70% approval ratings.
You should know that back in time, when the world was run by Roman Emperors, the Emperors could do no wrong. They were supposed to be some kind of celestial beings, to the point that even their feces were supposed to never stink. Even their wives were supposed to be perfect… not only pure, but have an appearance of purity.
You should know that New York State Senator Tom Duane today has announced his decision not to seek re-election.
Even though there are two social issues – gay marriage and abortion – that Tom Duane and I have never agreed on and have very strong and differing points of view on, I have to say that I have mixed feelings about him leaving the Senate.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to dictate to us how much soda we should drink. With this action Mayor Bloomberg confirmed what I wrote a few weeks ago in one of my “What You Should Know” columns, that some elected officials want to create in New York a Nanny State.
For your information, in case you did not read it before I am including inserts of what I wrote before.
Usted debe saber que algunos Oficiales Electos del Estado y la Ciudad de NewYork estan introduciendo leyes para impedir a los residentes comer hamburguers o beber sodas en botellas de 48oz, y tambien impedir que establecimientos como McDonalds y otros restaurantes regalen juguetes a los niños cuando asisten a sus establecimientos.
There is a common assumption that politics is dirty, and that politicians cannot be trusted because they are liars, conniving hypocrites, back stabbers, and selfish people, always looking out for themselves, and always double-crossing those who trusted them and those who gave them opportunities and placed them in high positions.
You should know that history teaches us about many cases where people have been double-crossed through treasonous acts committed by those who they have placed their trust in.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz Denounces Pastor Sean Harris’ Sermons
New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz released the following statement in response to news reports and online videos about North Carolina Baptist Pastor Sean Harris’ outrageous sermons instructing parents to beat their children if they show signs of homosexuality, and for society to put gay people in concentration camps:
“I am hopeful that through this press release, my message to Pastor Sean Harris and his followers will be heard and he will see the errors of his ways.
Senate Transportation Committee Approves Diaz Bill S7399
Albany, NY - The New York State Senate Committee on Transportation approved a bill on Tuesday May 15, 2012 introduced by Senator Rubén Díaz (S.7399-Cal.782).
This legislation requires the State Department of Transportation and the State Thruway Authority to submit an annual report to the Governor and Legislature regarding the safety of the state's roadways and to reduce the risk of crashes.
You should know that when Andrew Cuomo was the New York State Attorney General he used his power, influence, title, and office of the Attorney General to go after Senator Pedro Espada accusing him of stealing $14 million dollars.
During the weeks that followed Andrew Cuomo’s announcement, newspapers (including Hispanic ones), television media (including Hispanic ones) and almost every reporter (including Hispanic ones) went after Pedro Espada.