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Albany reaches the end of days

We can’t blame the governor for what has happened to him.  He became governor quite suddenly and was unprepared for the role. In addition, he was faced with an economic crisis of monumental proportions that he was completely unprepared for.  As to this recent set of egregious moral and ethical errors, well, he just fell [...]

2009 Pride Week Wrap-Up

Josh McCutchen Show + Gay Pride Parade 2009
Besides being a prodigal American Madness columnist, this budding journalist also knows how to work a camera.
Recently, I filmed the most viewed episode of the Josh McCutchen show. McCutchen, an Indiana artist turned Brooklynite, has been making his show since 2007 and has racked up interviews with such [...]

There goes the (trust fund) neighborhood…

“Famed for its concentration of heavily subsidized 20-something residents — also nicknamed trust-funders or trustafarians — Williamsburg is showing signs of trouble. Parents whose money helped fuel one of the city’s most radical gentrifications in recent years have stopped buying their children new luxury condos, subsidizing rents and providing cash to spend at Bedford Avenue’s [...]

Goings on today! and more!

Nicholas Kristof ‘s foolish columns continue to divert attention from the problems in our nation by focusing on the plight of the poor elsewhere in the World.  I swear, it almost seems as if that fool is in the pay of the President and the Congress, who would love to keep the heat off their [...]

NYU protesters courageously ask not to be tasered.

I hardly know where to begin.
It may be old news at this point, but two weeks ago several dozen students barricaded themselves into a cafeteria at NYU and issued a list of demands.
Here is the hilarious video of the final moments of their ridiculous, bizarre, disorganized protest. This video is a gift that keeps on [...]

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