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Offline dssjh

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Re: Announcement from Bryan Pu-Folkes
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2010, 09:43:37 PM »
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the machine wins again, moving someone from elsewhere into the district -- and scamming the election system to allow him to fake residency -- in order to keep the same old bull - - - -  party line going.

hopefully the WFP will run a separate line here. if not, write in is the way to go.

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Re: Announcement from Bryan Pu-Folkes
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2010, 11:25:42 PM »
Bryan is a class act and an energetic and creative community leader.  I have no doubt his time for elected office will come in due course.  In the meantime, we're fortunate to have him as a neighbor and a community advocate.

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2010, 12:14:34 PM »
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the machine wins again, moving someone from elsewhere into the district -- and scamming the election system to allow him to fake residency -- in order to keep the same old bull


I have to say that I object to this "scamming the election system to allow him to fake residency" comment.  Love him or hate him, Moya has been part of this community since birth.  It's not as if they plucked someone from Brooklyn and dropped him in the neighborhood.  Moya was born and raised in Corona.  The problem here is the way our community has been carved up in order to fulfill two different goals: the creation of so-called minority districts and the gerrymandering engaged in by some elected officials to assure their reelection.

The 39th AD was created to be a 'minority district,' or, more precisely, a Latino district.  The 39th also borders Ivan Lafayette's old Assembly District, the 34th.  When redistricting came around, there was an attempt to place as many Latinos as possible in the 39th.  At the same time, Lafayette tried to create a district that gave him the best chance to be reelected.  As a result, we have district lines that literally wrap around certain buildings (Lafayette had run many times and was not fond of the residents of some building complexes so he carved them out of his district).   

I have lived here my whole life.  I was born and raised on the North side of 35th Avenue.  I now live on the South side of 35th which puts me in a different Assembly District.  If I moved across the avenue and ran for the Assembly would I be some fraud scamming the system?  Would I be some outsider who doesn't know the community?   And, by the way, how many people who just moved here from farther away from Corona will be voting in this election. 

The politicians divided us up for their own reasons, some noble, some not.  I just don't have to buy into it.

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2010, 12:42:38 PM »
Wow!  This just in from The Daily Politics blog at the New York Daily News:

Pu-Folkes Out... But Who's In? Would You Believe...

Speculation on Hiram Monserrate?
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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #34 on: June 04, 2010, 01:55:57 PM »
I am commenting on the link to the Daily News article in the above posting.

Peralta's comment that 'we're creating a strong blah blah in Queens' and maybe Bryan Pu-Folkes should join?

What kind of comment is that?


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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #35 on: June 04, 2010, 02:24:33 PM »
I was wondering about Peralta's comment, too.  "Unity team"?  For what, the status quo in Albany?  No, thanks.

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #36 on: June 04, 2010, 04:18:13 PM »
i would like to add that i am not suggesting Bryan Pu-Folkes is part and parcel of machine politics....not at all. just that it seems as if he has been caught in its gears. he's most certainly an upstanding person and i was quite excited about the idea of having him as a representative.

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #37 on: June 05, 2010, 01:16:56 AM »
Below is the latest Blog on the 39th Assembly Race.  What did Bryan get to pull out and why??  I would never vote for Moya who does not even live in te district and is a total stooge of the party bosses.  He is a paid lobbyist for Cablevision.  I don't know if Monserrate is running as he has not declared but there must be other options.  So if Monserate doesn't run and Pufolkes is out then this guy just walks in????  Should we all be ok with this??????  JH, What are we to do? SOMEONE PLEASE STEP UP!!!

PS I think Monserrate's point about Peralta working to deal with a multi billion dollar deficit as opposed to politicking was on point, though many of us don't hold him in the highest regard. 
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Pu-Folkes Out... But Who's In? Would You Believe... Maybe Monserrate? UPDATED! »

By Celeste Katz

Bryan Pu-Folkes is pulling out of the Assembly race to replace now-State Sen. Jose Peralta, where he was facing Francisco Moya in a battle to represent the Queens district.

You can read Pu-Folkes' full email after the jump, although it doesn't really explain why he's leaving. However, Moya has gathered considerable organizational support for the seat, including the backing of Peralta.

Here's the interesting part: One of the names floating around as a possible entrant into the race: HIRAM MONSERRATE.

Yes, that Hiram Monserrate: The former Marine and cop who was ejected from his state Senate berth after a domestic violence conviction, sued to get his job back, and then waged a spectacularly failed special election bid to return to Albany.
monserrate pic.jpg

I got him on his cell phone just now.

After all, he did promise after the special not to rule anything out.

"All I can tell you is that I'm going to have lunch right now," he told me.

"I don't think that's the quote you were looking for."

You're damn right about that, mister!

Said Peralta:

"I hear a lot of rumors that he may throw his hat in the ring. but you know, it's a democracy. If he chooses to do so he will, but voters will have an opportunity to vote on someone who has not only disgraced state government, but has really not yet apologized in full for what has occurred. So if he throws his hat in the ring, he's going to have to deal with those issues again. But we'll see next week -- petitioning starts next Tuesday. We'll see what he's circulating, if anything."

UPDATE! Monserrate called me back with a little something to add about Peralta:

"Mr. Jose Peralta should focus a little more on the two-months-past-deadline budget in the state of New York, the budget deficit, which is the several billions of dollars, and, on the local front, maybe he can do something about the overflowing garbage cans
on 37th Ave. and Roosevelt Ave.," Monserrate said. "He should be doing his job of representing the people and a little less politicking. He hasn't done too much since he's gotten there."

As for Pu-Folkes, Peralta said, "We're sort of forming what we call a 'unity team' in the northwest part of Queens, and I think he sort of saw that and said maybe he should be part of that. it's goign to be pretty impressive. We're going to have a pretty diverse team where we're going to be dealing with a lot of issues on all levels."

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/2010/06/pu-folkes-out-but-whos-in-woul.html#ixzz0px0JqAFQ

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #38 on: June 05, 2010, 10:00:17 AM »
give me democracy

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #39 on: June 05, 2010, 01:05:41 PM »
Hmmm. I live near to the salvation army and just recently saw monser rat talking with the captain who runs it. Wondering if he he is gearing up to gain support from his "constituents".

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #40 on: June 07, 2010, 10:40:25 AM »
From NY1:

Disgraced former State Senator Hiram Monserrate reportedly may be eyeing another run for public office.

According to a Daily News report Saturday, Monserrate is considering a run for the Assembly seat left open by Jose Peralta, who replaced Monserrate in the State Senate.

Monserrate was removed from office in February after being found guilty of a misdemeanor for assaulting his girlfriend.

If he runs, he'll face Democrat Francisco Moya, who has the backing of Peralta.

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2010, 03:14:42 PM »
does the seat have to be replaced by a dem ?

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #42 on: June 07, 2010, 03:57:00 PM »
If the GOP could find an acceptable replacement we could possibly have someone to vote for.
But, that is not usually the case. ;)

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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2010, 09:24:48 PM »
Francisco Moya seems to have this assembly seat race in the bag.   ::)

From CapitalTonight.com:

32BJ For Moya

BTW, does anyone know of a website for Mr. Moya?  The only online site I seem to find is a Facebook page.  I'd like to read a bit more about him.
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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2010, 08:40:55 PM »
More on Monserrate and a possible run for the assembly seat.  From the New York Daily News - The Daily Politics blog:

Monserrate Petitioning For Assembly? Updated »
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Re: 39th District State Assembly Seat
« Reply #44 on: June 10, 2010, 08:40:55 PM »