Post Your Comments to Rock’s Sampson/Cuomo Piece Here


Yeah, I know you know it’s me, but I have my reasons for posting here.

The last time I got into a pissing match with Hackshaw, he wrote or suborned about 1001 pseudonymous posts calling me a racist, and I felt compelled to answer them on my blog.

As a result my archive started stinking like the Gowanus Canal.

I regard my archive as a precious possession, and want to preserve its value. By contrast, this blog has over time evolved into my B-List dumping ground, and is this a perfect place for crap like this.

Bernie Catcher, Alev Ha-Sholem


Brooklyn Democratic District Leader Bernie Catcher, a brilliant political operative and longtime Brooklyn political fixture passed away today, Friday, August 20th, around 4:00 pm at his home. I am told that it was not something sudden.

The funeral will be at Sherman's Funeral Home, located at 1283 Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn , on Sunday, August 22nd at 10:00 am.

I am hoping that Gatemouth, who is on vacation out of state, will have the time to do an appropriate obit, and those who want to help him should forward their memories to

But meanwhile, all those who lives Bernie touched could do worse than to show up on Sunday so that we can do right by Bernie one last time on Sunday.

Boycott this Boycott

Community Response to AHAVA Boycott‏
Sent: Thu 7/15/10 5:45 PM

I just today received this compelling, researched and extremely informative letter from my friend and colleague Rabbi Samuel Weintraub of the Kane Street Synagogue in Cobble Hill. It offers a description of the organization behind the boycott protests of AHAVA products at Ricky’s. I am sharing it with you at his request and my endorsement.

Heyer Lies and Videotape


Council Candidate John Heyer’s website ( contains endorsements extolling his commitment to public education from six present or former public school teachers:

Lana Hoerburger, NYC Public School Teacher Retired
Laura Scott, Principal, PS 10
Carolyn Zodda, NYC Public Teacher Retired
Janet Lattey, UFT Member & Park Slope Resident
Robert Scott, NYC Public School Teacher
Assemblywoman Joan L. Millman

It contains no mention of his stand in favor of tuition tax credits, or his belief we should be using public dollars to shrink the public school population.

Honeymoon Discomfort


"In the 25th State Senate District in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, another challenger deserves support. He is Daniel Squadron, an energetic former aide to United States Senator Charles Schumer who is running against Senator Martin Connor. Mr. Connor has been in this seat for three decades and accomplished far too little….Mr. Squadron says he is committed to cleaning up Albany and that serving in the Senate would be his only job. If Mr. Squadron wants to prove his commitment to reform then he still needs to be more forthcoming about his financial holdings. That said, we endorse Mr. Squadron as an enthusiastic new outsider".NEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL (8/22/08)