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(Buffalo News)   Carl "horse pr0n" Paladino elected to the Buffalo public school board. First thing added to the curricula: how to Photoshop African tribal clothing onto the Obamas   (buffalonews.com) divider line 35
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2013-05-08 08:33:35 AM  
Out of all the twatwaffles the Republican have put forth, he was the most twatwaffling.
 
2013-05-08 09:02:46 AM  
More like Palomino amirite?
 
2013-05-08 09:03:06 AM  
What, does New York want to be an honorary Confederate state?
 
2013-05-08 09:03:35 AM  
I didn't vote for him. Why would you go from running for governor to school board. His love child doesn't even go to Buffalo schools. Follow the money.
 
2013-05-08 09:09:09 AM  
One trick pony.
 
2013-05-08 09:11:13 AM  

johnryan51: Follow the money.


Charter schools have opened in a couple of the buildings he owns.  Easiest bet in the world is him pushing for more charter schools.  That will work for him in two ways:  Charter schools need to lease space and his buildings need tenants.  Charter schools use non-union teachers.
 
2013-05-08 09:14:18 AM  
Just what one of the shiattiest school districts in the country needs- a tea bagger jackoff.
 
2013-05-08 09:19:13 AM  

BitwiseShift: One trick pony.


Would I have voted for him?

Neigh.
 
2013-05-08 09:19:31 AM  

Tex Colorado the Arizona Assassin: johnryan51: Follow the money.

Charter schools have opened in a couple of the buildings he owns.  Easiest bet in the world is him pushing for more charter schools.  That will work for him in two ways:  Charter schools need to lease space and his buildings need tenants.  Charter schools use non-union teachers.


My suspicion as well.

I don't think this is really about politics.  Paladino has some angle that he thinks will benefit his real estate empire.
 
2013-05-08 09:19:40 AM  
Between this and Sanford; Republicans, what the hell is wrong with you?
 
2013-05-08 09:26:28 AM  
Buffalo is steeped in racial issues and is a declining economy, most of the blue collar jobs like Ford and Bethlehem have either shut their doors or are running a skeleton crew.

Not really a PSA, but most of WNY has relatively high income & property taxes while not really getting the services that Downstaters get. We get the occasional shot of pork projects, but businesses rightly don't see much advantages to opening doors in WNY.

Rochester is next on the block with Kodak and Xerox hemorrhaging jobs as well.

It's not uncommon for the majority of the populace to point fingers (right or wrong) at downstate Democrats for letting WNY rot while NYC & Albany get all the funding.
 
2013-05-08 09:28:27 AM  
I guess where I ws going with my comment is that its ripe for republicans in WNY right now.
 
2013-05-08 09:28:28 AM  

scut207: Buffalo is steeped in racial issues and is a declining economy, most of the blue collar jobs like Ford and Bethlehem have either shut their doors or are running a skeleton crew.

Not really a PSA, but most of WNY has relatively high income & property taxes while not really getting the services that Downstaters get. We get the occasional shot of pork projects, but businesses rightly don't see much advantages to opening doors in WNY.

Rochester is next on the block with Kodak and Xerox hemorrhaging jobs as well.

It's not uncommon for the majority of the populace to point fingers (right or wrong) at downstate Democrats for letting WNY rot while NYC & Albany get all the funding.


"they took our jerbs" is the last gasp of the blue collar worker in America. Times are changing. Our workforce needs to change too.
 
2013-05-08 09:30:46 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: scut207: Buffalo is steeped in racial issues and is a declining economy, most of the blue collar jobs like Ford and Bethlehem have either shut their doors or are running a skeleton crew.

Not really a PSA, but most of WNY has relatively high income & property taxes while not really getting the services that Downstaters get. We get the occasional shot of pork projects, but businesses rightly don't see much advantages to opening doors in WNY.

Rochester is next on the block with Kodak and Xerox hemorrhaging jobs as well.

It's not uncommon for the majority of the populace to point fingers (right or wrong) at downstate Democrats for letting WNY rot while NYC & Albany get all the funding.

"they took our jerbs" is the last gasp of the blue collar worker in America. Times are changing. Our workforce needs to change too.


I totally agree, but the sentiment is high amongst the uneducated and the senior citizens.
 
2013-05-08 09:39:58 AM  
I didn't know Sarah Jessica Parker had a sextape....
 
2013-05-08 09:41:08 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: Out of all the twatwaffles the Republican have put forth, he was the most twatwaffling.


Is he the Nazi cosplayer, or am I thinking of someone else?
 
2013-05-08 09:42:32 AM  

scut207: It's not uncommon for the majority of the populace to point fingers (right or wrong) at downstate Democrats for letting WNY rot while NYC & Albany get all the funding.


I've lived in many years in both the Buffalo area (18 years) and the NYC area (14 years).

So I've seen both sides of the debate.  It's characterized by ignorance on both sides.

Generally upstaters think they pay more than their fair share into the state coffers and get less back in services (which isn't true).  They usually have a very negative stereotyped view of NYC as a crime-ridden hellhole, fail to appreciate the sheer number of people in the NYC area or the degree to which NYC is an economic engine that drives the state.

Downstaters also tend to have a pretty stereotyped view of upstate.  For one thing, they generally have a poor grasp on just how large upstate is, and a poor understanding of basic state geography.  They imagine it as more conservative and rural than it really is (most upstaters live in urban areas, and many of those are staunch Democrats, particularly in the rust belt).  They fail to appreciate how much lower median income is in upstate regions, and how much state mandates for relatively generous funding of social programs (eg. Medicare) can result in property tax levels that are downright burdensome for people at that income level.  They don't appreciate the degree to which downstate politicians (from both parties) generally always hold all of the highest offices in Albany, the feelings of disenfranchisement and resentment this breeds in upstaters.  In fact, it was this feeling of regional resentment that drove Paladino's strong support in the WNY region (generally fairly moderate) in the gubernatorial race, far more than any of his political or policy positions.
 
2013-05-08 10:00:51 AM  

Doc Daneeka: They fail to appreciate how much lower median income is in upstate regions, and how much state mandates for relatively generous funding of social programs (eg. Medicare) can result in property tax levels that are downright burdensome for people at that income level. They don't appreciate the degree to which downstate politicians (from both parties) generally always hold all of the highest offices in Albany, the feelings of disenfranchisement and resentment this breeds in upstaters.


I think this pretty much sums it up...

Its ripe tea-party country in WNY.

I think that if you held a direct vote by county, that the most of western NY would love to become a separate state due to these conditions. I personally don't know if it would help or hurt.
 
2013-05-08 10:06:18 AM  
I do not unerstand the "horse pr0n" reference. Or the Photoshop reference.

/WTF, FARK?
 
2013-05-08 10:18:19 AM  

wambu: I do not unerstand the "horse pr0n" reference. Or the Photoshop reference.

/WTF, FARK?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Paladino#Campaign_controversies
 
2013-05-08 10:29:11 AM  
As an upstater in a obnoxiously conservative small city, I'm actually thankful for the downstaters that protect us from all of the mouth breathers up here. 

Upstate NY is the worst of everything. The weather is terrible, housing prices are too high, taxes are pretty high (property taxes in cities, I'm looking at you, $40+ per year per thousand based on usually jacked up assessments) and as soon as you get out of a populated area, it's like rural kentucky with snow.

if it weren't for my great job that I've been at for 10 years that I'm writing this from, I would get the fark out of here.
 
2013-05-08 10:44:23 AM  

xxcorydxx: As an upstater in a obnoxiously conservative small city, I'm actually thankful for the downstaters that protect us from all of the mouth breathers up here. 

Upstate NY is the worst of everything. The weather is terrible, housing prices are too high, taxes are pretty high (property taxes in cities, I'm looking at you, $40+ per year per thousand based on usually jacked up assessments) and as soon as you get out of a populated area, it's like rural kentucky with snow.

if it weren't for my great job that I've been at for 10 years that I'm writing this from, I would get the fark out of here.


I'm not sure you're presenting an entirely cogent stance on the subject.
 
2013-05-08 10:44:43 AM  

Sgt Otter: PC LOAD LETTER: Out of all the twatwaffles the Republican have put forth, he was the most twatwaffling.

Is he the Nazi cosplayer, or am I thinking of someone else?


I think someone else, but metaphorically, this works.
 
2013-05-08 10:47:19 AM  

scut207: xxcorydxx: As an upstater in a obnoxiously conservative small city, I'm actually thankful for the downstaters that protect us from all of the mouth breathers up here. 

Upstate NY is the worst of everything. The weather is terrible, housing prices are too high, taxes are pretty high (property taxes in cities, I'm looking at you, $40+ per year per thousand based on usually jacked up assessments) and as soon as you get out of a populated area, it's like rural kentucky with snow.

if it weren't for my great job that I've been at for 10 years that I'm writing this from, I would get the fark out of here.

I'm not sure you're presenting an entirely cogent stance on the subject.


perhaps I went off on a bit of a tangent, but I'm trying to help people that aren't from NY understand how someone as awful as Carl Paladino could be elected to anything other than town janitor.
 
2013-05-08 10:57:46 AM  

xxcorydxx: As an upstater in a obnoxiously conservative small city, I'm actually thankful for the downstaters that protect us from all of the mouth breathers up here. 

Upstate NY is the worst of everything. The weather is terrible, housing prices are too high, taxes are pretty high (property taxes in cities, I'm looking at you, $40+ per year per thousand based on usually jacked up assessments) and as soon as you get out of a populated area, it's like rural kentucky with snow.


On the other hand, the cost-of-living is low, real estate is cheap, there's some truly beautiful places (Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, Adirondacks), the summers are sunny and mild (much more tolerable than the heat and humidity downstate).  Plus you have Wegmans.

There's pros and cons to any place.
 
2013-05-08 11:03:24 AM  
I was merely pointing out your high tax rant vs. your derision of conservatives. You're ideologically aligned with them on this.  Conservatives in WNY feel that they are over taxed and that the housing cost is inappropriately high due just being part of NYS.

I can see a whole host of issues to have derision of conservatives, you just used a statement that doesn't support your position of calling them mouth breathers.
 
2013-05-08 11:10:22 AM  

Tex Colorado the Arizona Assassin: wambu: I do not unerstand the "horse pr0n" reference. Or the Photoshop reference.

/WTF, FARK?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Paladino#Campaign_controversies


Thanks for the link.

So, local humor about douchebaggy people from upstate NY.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-08 11:27:05 AM  

Doc Daneeka: xxcorydxx: As an upstater in a obnoxiously conservative small city, I'm actually thankful for the downstaters that protect us from all of the mouth breathers up here. 

Upstate NY is the worst of everything. The weather is terrible, housing prices are too high, taxes are pretty high (property taxes in cities, I'm looking at you, $40+ per year per thousand based on usually jacked up assessments) and as soon as you get out of a populated area, it's like rural kentucky with snow.

On the other hand, the cost-of-living is low, real estate is cheap, there's some truly beautiful places (Finger Lakes, Niagara Falls, Adirondacks), the summers are sunny and mild (much more tolerable than the heat and humidity downstate).  Plus you have Wegmans.

There's pros and cons to any place.


Wegmans is a great thing, however they've also moved southward, I think they're into virginia now, and I'm pretty sure virginia has Sheetz, which is the Wegmans of gas stations as well.

if left to it's own devices, upstate would be an awful place to be.
 
2013-05-08 12:16:56 PM  
As long as he's jerking it to mares and not stallions, it's still not an abomination unto the lord.

/Clop clop clop
 
2013-05-08 12:41:04 PM  
the horse porn was funny

the threatening to murder a reporter was not. (he threatened to kill Fred Dicker)

Sauce
 
2013-05-08 01:06:53 PM  
I met Paladino after I suffered an injury on his property.

He's a shady douche.
 
2013-05-08 02:03:45 PM  
I've been reading the raw hate for Carl. I'll agree, he can be an jerk at times, but he's primarily a businessman. He ran for the School Board not because he wants to 'get back' at the minority community, but because he's an end user of the product of the BBOA. This august body can turn a billion dollars in funding into a 50% graduation rate.

He's already stated on the record that in any dealings or discussions regarding charter schools he would recuse himself, and in any contractual proceedings regarding his holdings he'd observe the law. He's learned from the mistakes that were made during his gubernatorial run, otherwise he wouldn't have won the post.

He's brusque, arrogant, and abrasive. These are things he's had to have in order to succeed as a businessman in one of the unfriendliest states to do business in. In short, he fits the general description of a Buffalonian. Go ahead, flame me. I'm one too.
 
2013-05-08 02:09:44 PM  

redlegrick: He's learned from the mistakes that were made during his gubernatorial run, otherwise he wouldn't have won the post.


He won the post because he ran in a district that contains only South Buffalo.  If you think there's anything more to it than that, you're a complete and utter farktard.
 
2013-05-08 04:08:35 PM  

BitwiseShift: One trick pony.


Paladino won't go for the horse porn again after that horse of the Romneys made them look like out of touch rich people (well, almost everything about them also gave this impression). Not to give up on bestiality porn completely, Paladino will how make it a point to find videos featuring animals that the common rural folks might have around in the hope that he can bring in Tea Party support:
i1243.photobucket.com
In other words, his new slogan is "Sheep farkers of the world, unite and take over."
 
2013-05-08 09:08:08 PM  
Personally, I think Paladino is an asshole. But the Board of Education is filled with racists to begin. Take for example the hiring of the latest school superintendent. A perfectly capable experienced administrator with first hand knowledge of the problems and solutions  for the Buffalo schools was passed over because the school board wanted another administrator of a certain color. They didn't learn their lesson from the last one they hired and I believe they bought his contract out.Carl will be the asshole to call them on their shiat this time.
 
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