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(Journal News)   Regulations and permitting hassles are for thee, and not for the governor's girlfriend Sandra Lee   ( lohud.com) divider line
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2014-05-11 10:53:59 AM  

foodnetworkhumor.com

 
2014-05-11 11:25:30 AM  
Wow I wonder how much more she would be worth if she actually had some talent.
 
2014-05-11 11:55:19 AM  
She needs a good spanking.
 
2014-05-11 12:29:44 PM  
i40.tinypic.com
 
2014-05-11 12:31:25 PM  
hypehumor.com
 
2014-05-11 12:36:21 PM  
Subscription required? Fark you.
 
2014-05-11 12:43:40 PM  
I would contact the contractor and threaten to pull his liscence. Unless the the work was done under the table by foreign nationals. But she wouldn't do that.
 
2014-05-11 12:58:52 PM  
This thread tastes like pure vodak.
 
2014-05-11 01:01:25 PM  
I really liked her in Grease
 
2014-05-11 01:01:44 PM  
♫ As for you, Troy Donahue
I know what you want to do
You've got your crust
I'm no object of lust ♫
 
2014-05-11 01:15:48 PM  
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2014-05-11 01:18:54 PM  
static2.businessinsider.com
 
2014-05-11 01:23:39 PM  

EvilEgg: Wow I wonder how much more she would be worth if she actually had some talent.


Oh, I believe she has talent, but not in the culinary arts.
 
2014-05-11 01:30:06 PM  
You should read about Anthony Bourdain's experience with her. I'll try and find it
 
2014-05-11 01:31:53 PM  
She had a gazebo without a permit??  That BIATCH!!
 
2014-05-11 01:45:24 PM  
saraleedesserts.com
She should go to pound-cake-me-in-the-ass prison over that.
 
2014-05-11 01:58:19 PM  
You mean an ex-Attorney General and democrat doing illegal things? Say it ain't so... I am shocked, shocked I say, to read about under the table shenanigans from a democrat elected Governor and former Clintonite. Well, laws are only for the poors and schmucks, so no problem... blame the woman! It's all her fault...
 
2014-05-11 02:03:58 PM  

Swampmaster: You mean an ex-Attorney General and democrat doing illegal things? Say it ain't so... I am shocked, shocked I say,


Well, that would make you the only one.  Best get to your fainting couch
 
2014-05-11 03:06:40 PM  

Serpentile6: You should read about Anthony Bourdain's experience with her. I'll try and find it


http://www.foodmayhem.com/2008/02/sandra-lee.html

Pretty good stuff but I feel like this is only a partial quote.
 
2014-05-11 03:32:34 PM  
Humming this in the background as I read TFA...
 
2014-05-11 03:33:26 PM  

FrancoFile: Humming this in the background as I read TFA...


content9.flixster.com


/preview is my friend
//preview is my friend
 
2014-05-11 03:37:48 PM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-11 04:35:59 PM  

Serpentile6: You should read about Anthony Bourdain's experience with her. I'll try and find it


Now, I've said some unkind things over the years about Sandra. Far too many and far too terrible things to ever apologize for. Plus, I pretty much meant every word. Once you've seen Sandra making Kwanzaa Cake on YouTube, there's no backing down . My head is reeling with the thought that one phone call from Cuomo and my last twenty years of tax returns are getting audited . I'm paralyzed, wondering what the statute of limitations is on various things I may or may not have done twenty years ago. Sandra is talking. I know this cause her lips are moving and she's saying-overtly anyway, nice things. Like "You're a very naughty man," and she's chatting amiably with my wife. But one hand is picking over me like the meat buyer at Peter Luger selecting a rib section-like some demonic bird of prey is poking and prodding, deciding where the weakest, most tender point of entry is, giving, as I recall, a point by point review of her investigations to my wife-who ordinarily, I have to say, would have been across the table with a tomahawk chop elbow to the top of the skull by now, but who, like me, sits mesmerized and grinning insanely, frozen by the ..bizarreness of the moment which seems to go on forever as Sandra's hand wanders upward, tugs an ear lobe and asks if my ears are red yet. (They were.) Having had her way with me, she leaves the emptied husk of my carcass teetering at the table and moves on.
As we say on the show all the time, "What have we learned today?"
I learned that were a nuclear weapon to fall on New York, I'm pretty sure that if no one else, Sandra Lee would survive to clamber out of the rubble. That if it came down to a fight over the last can of food, she would surely emerge the victor.
 
2014-05-11 04:56:50 PM  
"Maskiell said he had to hound her for six months in 2012 to obtain a building permit for a gazebo and shed she'd installed. "

Sounds like a calm professional inspector not in any way motivated to chase this specific individual there!

Anyone who hounds anyone for 6 months over a farking SHED is not a stable person.
 
2014-05-11 05:00:48 PM  

EngineerAU: Serpentile6: You should read about Anthony Bourdain's experience with her. I'll try and find it

Now, I've said some unkind things over the years about Sandra. Far too many and far too terrible things to ever apologize for. Plus, I pretty much meant every word. Once you've seen Sandra making Kwanzaa Cake on YouTube, there's no backing down . My head is reeling with the thought that one phone call from Cuomo and my last twenty years of tax returns are getting audited . I'm paralyzed, wondering what the statute of limitations is on various things I may or may not have done twenty years ago. Sandra is talking. I know this cause her lips are moving and she's saying-overtly anyway, nice things. Like "You're a very naughty man," and she's chatting amiably with my wife. But one hand is picking over me like the meat buyer at Peter Luger selecting a rib section-like some demonic bird of prey is poking and prodding, deciding where the weakest, most tender point of entry is, giving, as I recall, a point by point review of her investigations to my wife-who ordinarily, I have to say, would have been across the table with a tomahawk chop elbow to the top of the skull by now, but who, like me, sits mesmerized and grinning insanely, frozen by the ..bizarreness of the moment which seems to go on forever as Sandra's hand wanders upward, tugs an ear lobe and asks if my ears are red yet. (They were.) Having had her way with me, she leaves the emptied husk of my carcass teetering at the table and moves on.
As we say on the show all the time, "What have we learned today?"
I learned that were a nuclear weapon to fall on New York, I'm pretty sure that if no one else, Sandra Lee would survive to clamber out of the rubble. That if it came down to a fight over the last can of food, she would surely emerge the victor.


So: insincere, passive-aggressive, gold-digging biatch. I could've told you that the first time I laid eyes on her. Food Network is pretty much the ultimate proof that we've managed to bury the class issues this country has and should be working through, because every other "superstar" they ever produce is a pretentious plastic upper-class twat.

Also, if those tits aren't resting on the tops of her shoes when she takes off her bra I'll eat my Goddamn hat.
 
2014-05-11 05:11:50 PM  
Well, that's legitimately unethical behavior from an AG/Governor, sure, I guess.  Kind of small potatoes on that count for NY, though, isn't it?
 
2014-05-11 05:21:01 PM  

gaspode: "Maskiell said he had to hound her for six months in 2012 to obtain a building permit for a gazebo and shed she'd installed. "

Sounds like a calm professional inspector not in any way motivated to chase this specific individual there!

Anyone who hounds anyone for 6 months over a farking SHED is not a stable person.


It's a building permit. To build things. Everyone has to have one, or no buildy shedy. And that's how it is.
 
2014-05-11 05:41:28 PM  
Wow, she failed to get building permits over interior renovations to her house. And I thought Hitler was bad!
 
2014-05-11 06:26:33 PM  

gaspode: Sounds like a calm professional inspector not in any way motivated to chase this specific individual there!

Anyone who hounds anyone for 6 months over a farking SHED is not a stable person.


This is basic zoning and not a major hassle at all, not even in New York. You want to put in a shed, the municipality does have the right to know that it's not going to slide downhill into the neighbor's yard the next time there's a thunderstorm. It's not like you even have to have a foundation poured - a simple gravel pad is usually all that's needed. The zoning guy comes by, gives the pad the once-over, comes back when the shed's being delivered, and that's that.

My hometown only charged me $10 for the permit, and I am astounded that the state missed this opportunity for a cheesy-ass revenue grab.

I should be quiet before Albany realizes they've been remiss in jerking people around.
 
2014-05-11 06:49:38 PM  

Anonymous Bosch: EngineerAU: Serpentile6: You should read about Anthony Bourdain's experience with her. I'll try and find it

Now, I've said some unkind things over the years about Sandra. Far too many and far too terrible things to ever apologize for. Plus, I pretty much meant every word. Once you've seen Sandra making Kwanzaa Cake on YouTube, there's no backing down . My head is reeling with the thought that one phone call from Cuomo and my last twenty years of tax returns are getting audited . I'm paralyzed, wondering what the statute of limitations is on various things I may or may not have done twenty years ago. Sandra is talking. I know this cause her lips are moving and she's saying-overtly anyway, nice things. Like "You're a very naughty man," and she's chatting amiably with my wife. But one hand is picking over me like the meat buyer at Peter Luger selecting a rib section-like some demonic bird of prey is poking and prodding, deciding where the weakest, most tender point of entry is, giving, as I recall, a point by point review of her investigations to my wife-who ordinarily, I have to say, would have been across the table with a tomahawk chop elbow to the top of the skull by now, but who, like me, sits mesmerized and grinning insanely, frozen by the ..bizarreness of the moment which seems to go on forever as Sandra's hand wanders upward, tugs an ear lobe and asks if my ears are red yet. (They were.) Having had her way with me, she leaves the emptied husk of my carcass teetering at the table and moves on.
As we say on the show all the time, "What have we learned today?"
I learned that were a nuclear weapon to fall on New York, I'm pretty sure that if no one else, Sandra Lee would survive to clamber out of the rubble. That if it came down to a fight over the last can of food, she would surely emerge the victor.

So: insincere, passive-aggressive, gold-digging biatch. I could've told you that the first time I laid eyes on her. Food Network is pretty much the ultimate proof th ...


I can't really believe that I'm defending her, but from what I've heard, she had to raise her younger siblings (3 or 4) because her mother was some deadbeat alcoholic (and her father wasn't around).  A lot of her original "semi-homemade" approach came from having to manage that.
 
2014-05-11 06:50:02 PM  

Gulper Eel: gaspode: Sounds like a calm professional inspector not in any way motivated to chase this specific individual there!

Anyone who hounds anyone for 6 months over a farking SHED is not a stable person.

This is basic zoning and not a major hassle at all, not even in New York. You want to put in a shed, the municipality does have the right to know that it's not going to slide downhill into the neighbor's yard the next time there's a thunderstorm. It's not like you even have to have a foundation poured - a simple gravel pad is usually all that's needed. The zoning guy comes by, gives the pad the once-over, comes back when the shed's being delivered, and that's that.

My hometown only charged me $10 for the permit, and I am astounded that the state missed this opportunity for a cheesy-ass revenue grab.

I should be quiet before Albany realizes they've been remiss in jerking people around.


Even though I detest Sandra Lee and Andrew Cuomo, I'm with them on this. What you described is not the issue here.

In my parents hometown in upstate NY, they manage the tax assessments the same way this tax assessor does. They knock on your door once every few years and announce they're here to inspect your house. THE INSIDE OF YOUR HOUSE! They want to make sure you've not made any improvements ON THE INSIDE that might make your house more valuable. No warrant. No warning. No refusal. If you do, they automatically jack up your tax rates and you have to prove that it wasn't reasonable. And how do you do that? You let them come inside and look in all the rooms in the house. (What? You drywalled your basement? Thanks for your contribution, citizen!)

It's complete BS. And that's what's happening here. They require a permit for anything you do on THE INSIDE OF YOUR HOUSE so they know to increase your assessment. It's not about a farking SHED. And Cuomo has supposedly come out against this kind of warrant-less inspection, so he's not being a total hypocrite.

Of course, he and the other Democrats haven't actually DONE anything about it. But hey? Nobody holds Democrats accountable.
 
2014-05-11 08:36:02 PM  

The Flexecutioner: [saraleedesserts.com image 560x560]
She should go to pound-cake-me-in-the-ass prison over that.


Speaking of "pound cake":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1GJxVmYv-E
 
2014-05-11 09:33:26 PM  

vestona22: I'm full of butthurt


Actually, boy, you're an idiot. Stop walking around whining about the mean ol' Democrats, and get your damn permit.

/God, modern Republicans are the biggest whinging nancy-boys.

//LIBSLIBS DEMSDEMS LIBSLIBS DERPDERP
 
2014-05-12 02:00:17 AM  

vestona22: Nobody holds Democrats accountable.


Not on Fark, at least. But close down a few lanes on a bridge, and the Fark Democrats act like it was genocide.

/the horror
//the horror
 
2014-05-12 03:17:47 AM  

Anonymous Bosch: EngineerAU: Serpentile6: You should read about Anthony Bourdain's experience with her. I'll try and find it

Now, I've said some unkind things over the years about Sandra. Far too many and far too terrible things to ever apologize for. Plus, I pretty much meant every word. Once you've seen Sandra making Kwanzaa Cake on YouTube, there's no backing down . My head is reeling with the thought that one phone call from Cuomo and my last twenty years of tax returns are getting audited . I'm paralyzed, wondering what the statute of limitations is on various things I may or may not have done twenty years ago. Sandra is talking. I know this cause her lips are moving and she's saying-overtly anyway, nice things. Like "You're a very naughty man," and she's chatting amiably with my wife. But one hand is picking over me like the meat buyer at Peter Luger selecting a rib section-like some demonic bird of prey is poking and prodding, deciding where the weakest, most tender point of entry is, giving, as I recall, a point by point review of her investigations to my wife-who ordinarily, I have to say, would have been across the table with a tomahawk chop elbow to the top of the skull by now, but who, like me, sits mesmerized and grinning insanely, frozen by the ..bizarreness of the moment which seems to go on forever as Sandra's hand wanders upward, tugs an ear lobe and asks if my ears are red yet. (They were.) Having had her way with me, she leaves the emptied husk of my carcass teetering at the table and moves on.
As we say on the show all the time, "What have we learned today?"
I learned that were a nuclear weapon to fall on New York, I'm pretty sure that if no one else, Sandra Lee would survive to clamber out of the rubble. That if it came down to a fight over the last can of food, she would surely emerge the victor.

So: insincere, passive-aggressive, gold-digging biatch. I could've told you that the first time I laid eyes on her. Food Network is pretty much the ultimate proof th ...


thanks so much for finding that. Your google-foo is strong. Honestly you hit the nail on the head about them being upper class twits. As someone who knows that industry intimately I can tell you the chefs I respect the most are the ones who don't hog the spotlight because they are too busy cooking
 
2014-05-12 07:16:54 AM  

Hydra: vestona22: Nobody holds Democrats accountable.

Not on Fark, at least. But close down a few lanes on a bridge, and the Fark Democrats act like it was genocide.

/the horror
//the horror


Yes, political corruption is a LOT like someone building an unpermitted shed. very similiar.
 
2014-05-12 08:30:38 AM  
Having dealt with overzealous building inspectors before... I'm gonna side with Mrs. Lee... on the last house I lived in, we were putting in a new fence, and doing some electrical work (that required an electrician)... because some drywall got damaged in the course of the electrical work, even though we were doing the patches ourselves, the building inspector demanded we then go get a "general construction" permit before putting up new drywall and a little patch of new siding on the outside. They're supposed to be there to make sure that jobs are done right, but they really do come across as just being out to find ways to get you to get every frickin permit in the book, to justify their offices' existence.

When we got a shed out back (below the minimum square footage needed to get a permit), we caught him in the yard, measuring b/c he wanted to see if he could bang us for that too... Basically, once you let those bastards into your life, you're not shaking them off for at least a few years, they're total leeches.
 
2014-05-12 09:31:39 AM  

firefly212: Having dealt with overzealous building inspectors before... I'm gonna side with Mrs. Lee... on the last house I lived in, we were putting in a new fence, and doing some electrical work (that required an electrician)... because some drywall got damaged in the course of the electrical work, even though we were doing the patches ourselves, the building inspector demanded we then go get a "general construction" permit before putting up new drywall and a little patch of new siding on the outside. They're supposed to be there to make sure that jobs are done right, but they really do come across as just being out to find ways to get you to get every frickin permit in the book, to justify their offices' existence.

When we got a shed out back (below the minimum square footage needed to get a permit), we caught him in the yard, measuring b/c he wanted to see if he could bang us for that too... Basically, once you let those bastards into your life, you're not shaking them off for at least a few years, they're total leeches.


Except that in this case, the other politically-connected locals have no problem playing by the rules. TFA indicates the Clintons are practically right around the corner and have their house in order.

But that could just be Bill's a different kind of guy than Cuomo. I've seen both several times in person - Cuomo's a cold fish but Bill is an all-time god of schmoozing. It wouldn't surprise me at all if Bill dropped in at town hall one day to schmooze the planning/zoning department. He still geeks out over shiat like that.

But Cuomo giving the local government the high-handed treatment? That would be totally in character.
 
2014-05-12 10:05:46 AM  

gaspode: Yes, political corruption is a LOT like someone building an unpermitted shed. very similiar.



This is corruption by its very definition, but it's a politician from a political football team party you like, so you'll excuse it.
 
2014-05-12 04:31:49 PM  
I am unable to find any reference to the person (who I care nothing for) using their political influence to affect the permitting process. This WOULD be corruption.
 
2014-05-12 09:17:37 PM  

Hydra: gaspode: Yes, political corruption is a LOT like someone building an unpermitted shed. very similiar.


This is corruption by its very definition, but it's a politician from a political football team party you like, so you'll excuse it.


REGULATIONS ARE BAD!*


*except when a Democrat doesn't follow them
 
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