Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Kruger Falls. Hard. Enter: David Storobin

So who's ready to campaign in the snow?

Looks like there may be another Special Election in southern Brooklyn (if Gov. Cuomo calls for it - more on that soon, I think!) Obvious when the time comes, I'm sure Russell will be emailing all of us and bribing up with free cocoa and such!

But until then, let's get you caught up on some recent news:

Right now, the buzz in Republican circles is all about David Storobin, who is thought to be the front-runner to be the GOP nominee for the 27th Senate seat vacated by disgraced Democratic Senator Carl Kruger.

And the buzz is getting louder. According to Politicker, Storobin had scheduled a gathering with Sen. Dean Skelos and Marty Golden to meet with some prominent Russian and Orthodox Jewish leaders. And from I've seen and heard, Storobin wowed everyone. the event in Manhattan Beach was attended by close to 100 people, including prominent rabbis from the district. I even heard Sen. Skelos say how Storobin reminded him of himself before his first run - and we all know how that career is going!

Here's a round-up of some recent news and blogs surrounding the seat that mentions Storobin, including a good profile by David Freelander of PolitickerNY:

(And just for fun, here's a recent "hit piece" from that liberal sludge-machine Room Eight trying to get out in front of "KrugerGate" by throwing him under a bus and dubbing Storobin a Russian Rev. Sharpton. Can't call him an anti-Semite like they dubbed me once upon a time, so they call him a plain ol' racist - you seriously can't make this stuff up, folks. )

Keep checking back for updates - this is gonna get good!


  1. Gene we can diasgree about most everything (I never said you were an anti-Semite, I cited a Jewish Week piece which took you to task for exploiting anti-Orthodox sentiment), but please do't say I threw Carl under the bus. This owuld imply that I was once a friend of his and am now behaving like an opportunist. Nothing could be further from the truth.

    1) My issue with Kruger go back over a quarter century:

    2) I published my first anti-Carl Kruger pieces in 20o7, when he was still the Brooklyn GOP's favorite Democrat:

    If you have written something even 1/10th as nasty as Kruger as I did BEFORE HE GOT IN TROUBLE, I would like to see it.

  2. Oh Howard, it is to laugh...

    So you only repeated and linked to someone else's assertions that I am an anti-Semite while mildly toning it down. That's MUCH better!

    As to your challenge: Ask, and ye shall receive. From my (much neglected) personal blog from 2009. Consider it a little holiday gift!

  3. Oh, and as to your definition of "throw under the bus" - please see definition No. 1.

  4. From Your link:

    1) throw under the bus

    "to sacrifice some other person, usually one who is undeserving or at least vulnerable, to make personal gain."

    Gene: Do you really consider Kruger "undeserving" & vulneralbe?

    I suspect that was the attitude of Golden/Eaton Republicans.

    2. throw under the bus

    "One is thrown under the bus when they are made the scapegoat or blamed for something that wasn't their responsibility in the first place. A coverup for your mistake."

    Gene: Who is Kruger supposed to be the scapegoat for? Marty Golden?

    Sorry, Gene, perhaps if you were talking about Republicans throwing Kruger under the bus, your definition might partially qualify but even then I would not think it entirely accurate.

    As to your clips, I might be more impressed if the Brooklyn GOP had endorsed Avi Rosenberg in 2010 (as I did). Further, I would have been more impressed if you had one clip from the time when Kruger was a de facto member of the Senate GOP Majority.

    And I see you are still unwilling to acknowledge that I did not chose to throw Kruger under the bus in 2011. As I've shown, I was perfectly willing to do the job in 2007 (or even 1984)

    As to my one parapgraph buried in a very long essay about the 2009 elections (which would be long forgotten if you didn't keep bringing it up), all I can say is your argument here really isn't with me, it is with a prize winning reporter named Adam Dickter.

  5. Ah, 1984... a very good year indeed, Howard. Forgive me for not talking politics with you then - I was 6 years old. However, I bet back then, you would have given toddler-Gene a run for his money in a political flame-war. Now, not so much.

    That said, even a toddler can see how disingenuous you are. You "challenge" me, I meet your "challenge" with a post from my second year in politics and then you... divert the conversation. Yep, that's about par for the course. What is it that Russell says... liberals love to change arguments mid-stream? Yet another case in point.

    I'd love to go point-by-point with you through all of your little frolics and detours, but I don't punish my readers with seemingly-endless diatribes. (By the way, do people actually read through ALL what you write in one sitting? Or do they have to drink a Red Bull midway through? Seriously, if brevity is the soul of wit, then one of us is witless, and it ain't me!)

    All I'll do to conclude is point out to everyone who is trolling on who's turf. It's not like I'm on Room Eight responding with my nose all out of joint. The mere fact that you're on our little site - and that 4 of your postings in the past 4 days on Room Eight have had some comment on the Brooklyn GOP - is proof positive that we not only struck a nerve, but that you and your ilk are more than a wee bit nervous.

  6. I'm only here as a point of personal privilige.

    It's fair game to attack my views--but to say I threw Carl under the bus imples that i did a bad thing to a friend who did not deserve it. Since I attacked him, in far stronger terms than you did, two years before you did, and ENDORSED AVI ROSEBERG, unlike the Republican Party, I feel my views on Kruger have been distorted, and destorted willfully.

    And yes, that did strike a nerve. As they say in Albany about the nastiest feuds "They go a long way." Kruger and I go back along way.

    Call me a liberal and I might disagree, but I wouldn't bother to argue with you (at least not here), but my anti_Kruger bonafies are something even my worst enemies (including Kruger) freely acknowledge. I have earned them, and have twice had my livelihood threatened because of them. Therefore, it is just plain wrong to accuse me of opportunitic abandonment of Carl Kruger.

    Peace Gere.

  7. So you admit it - this is all about you. It's all about your hubris. It's all about your vanity. It's all about your selfish attempt to make yourself appear better than everyone so you can pat yourself on the back and same "HA! I told you all so!"

    Yep, sounds like you're throwing a fallen foe under the proverbial bus to me. Or kicking a man when he's down. Or tap-dancing on someone's grave. Or whatever phraseology you want to use. In any case, it doesn't speak well of you.

    Thank you for this little insight into your psyche. I think we all learned a lot. Now please, kindly slink back under that rock of a blog from whence you came.

  8. Nick aka Captain America, AKA Bas, Aka The Riddler
    Anybody who talks bad about my friends Storobin, Golden and Eaton and especially you Gene is a MORON and Idiot, with his fancy words and double talk.
    Gene why are you arguing with this MORON Gatemouth. Stop wasting your time he is a total idiot.Since I have used up all of writing time on the other post I have moved here, since the other Post is all me. I love reading my own writings.
    This should get a good comment from Gateraide or what ever his name is.
    Now on to more interesting things.

    Captain America

  9. Nick aka Captain America, AKA Bas, Aka The Riddler
    On with the News and forget this Gatorknowitall

    The morons in Iran, do you think Captain America will let them get away with this. Yeah right, bombs away.
    One idiot dies another steps up, North Korea is going to get stronger now with the help of China, wow another job for Captain America. Will have to watch this very close. Maybe I will tell Bo what to do.
    Batman, nice article in The Wall Street Journal: The prison commander at Guantanamo Bay issued new rules allowing prison staff to examine mail between military commission defendants and their lawyers.
    Captain America’s team has been doing this all along Batman, just to let you know my friend.
    Batman sometimes The Captain America team makes mistakes like in Yemen with the Airstrike, killing people that are friendly to our cause. If I was there I would have read thru this. One of the, many reason we have to get rid of The Yemen President he is NO good.
    WOW, think of this Venezuela’s Chavez, Rouseeff of Brazil, Argentine’s Kirchner, Lugo of Paraguay (nice place I was there in the 1960’s working) all have cancer. Castro knows what America’s has and blames them for all of these cancers. I always loved Castro, smart as hell, the only thing he was not on Captain America’s team, and will more than likely die a quite death.
    On to Local News This Quinn, Arroyo and Seabrook we have to get rid of them. Martinez and Monserrate are already gone. Thank God.
    Now it is time for the first leg of The Republican Crown:
    Mitt is in first on Change Again and is really whipping the hell out of his horse.
    Paul is a cracker, I mean he is on Cracker and in 2nd and fading for the jig is up on him, unless of course there is a miracle, which I doubt.
    Rickie S. is on Sensible, WOW moving pass Newt and Perry and is in 3rd. God likes Rickie.
    Newt is in 4th and his horse, Sexual Desire is fading quickly, no chance. God can’t stand him.
    Perry on Jet-Burst holding to the outside and should be in the top three, unless of course God has other plans for him, we will see. Guys get The Martin Luther King, Abe Lincoln and Charles Curtiss posters printed.
    Michelle on Made Up is losing steam and in 6th, her own trainer did her in. Sad how politics works, oh well God loves her and we will see what is in store for this beauty.
    O in Hawaii, one of the kids walks in.
    Dad we are going strong in Iowa: O thinking (Bo told me something last week about this, why can’t I remember anything, better answer this quick my favorite cartoon is coming on any minute, I know I’ll just yes her to death) I know honey. Thanks.
    O’s daughter thinking, he actually didn’t give me a stupid answer. It has to be this fresh air.
    Mean while back on the lawn: Bo talking to Oscar, I love when they are away I get to rest a little Oscar.
    You would never believe some of the things I am asked.
    “Oscar to Bo: Like what if I may ask”?
    He asked me what do Jackasses eat and I told him well you are one, what do you like.
    He told me, Bo you are so smart and you always give me the right answers.
    The best one was when he was watching Sponge Bob, he asked me was their water near Hawaii, I told him yes. He told me thanks again Bo, I really don’t know where it is and I don’t want to look stupid in front of the kids and the Mrs.
    Oscar to Bo: Do you think he has a chance in 2012 Bo.
    Bo to Oscar: Not really and I can’t keep giving him the right answers and then he watches cartoons or reads those moron comics Mad and forgets most of what I tell him.
    Oscar to Bo: See you later (Oscar thinking) Bo has a hard job and I guess my grandfather was right, every time the Democrats are in office, the country goes to the dogs.
    Captain America AKA Bas, AKA The Riddler

  10. Nick aka Captain America aka Bas, aka The Riddler

    Batman for the readers who asked from the other blog has Captain America been around since WW 2 and every war since.

    Will Captain America has been around since the start of The United States, but did not use the name, but used other names.

    During the early 1940's God was sort of pissed off at what the German's, Japanese and the Italians were doing around the world so in March 1941 The first comic book came out.

    When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor God really got pissed off and formed The OSS sometime in 1942. In 1947 The CIA was formed(See the C & A) are there. I bet the people that work there at the CIA don't know this. God left out the I for only God knows why. The CIA are the real unsung heroes of The United States for so many have died.

    Some had military burials a lot were just heroes who's names you'll never know. They had to work this way to protect all concerned.

    Well I will try and continue this another time my friends.

    On to the Obama Family Fun Show show with Bo (Obama's Dog) and Oscar(Squirrel that lives on Front Lawn)
    Bo talking to Oscar: What are all of those people beyond the gates doing there in those tents. Oscar to Bo: They are homeless. Bo to Oscar: I'll tell the President and The Mrs when they get home. Bo talking to Obama: You know their are so many homeless people living outside the gates and you and the Mrs. Have these $2,500 dollar plate dinners. You should feed the homeless. Obama to Bo. Call my daughter and tell her to let Israel the guy that works in the kitchen help them. Obama thinking I hope I said the right thing, I can't remember if the guy in the kitchen is Israel or a different name, or is Israel something else I suppose to remember. Well Bo did not say anything, I guess I got it right. (Bo thinking): Hard to believe this guy is President, wait till tomorrow when I give him the news about what happened since the vacation, he will really be confused. Can I have a biscuit Barrack, sure Bo. What a smart Dog

    Bye Captain America out aka Bas, aka The Riddler

  11. Tamara said... sorry, 'batman', I'm married. to a soldier, no less, who enjoys punching in the faces of guys that hit on married women. ; (Batman is Russ, I am Nick Captain America)
    but did you get the gift?( No ) i sent it with someone to the meeting. I wonder who? I knew you were married, tell your husband he hit the New York City Lotto when he met and married you. PS – Please do not use your husband or speak for him saying he would hit me, he does not know me or do you. I looked up what the P meant so now I know you were joking. You don’t know if I carry a gun, knife or do I know martial arts. I don’t talk about what I did while serving my country. Why? These are my nightmares not anybody else’s and unlike you who saw arms and legs off and ran to a Psychiatric Center, I don’t think I could do that for I do have my pride. I have one problem with Israel and wrote them a letter once many years. Woman, do not belong in the Army in a combat role, your proof you saw arms and legs off and got emotional and needed help coping.
    instead of spending half your lifetime sleeping and eating I don’t eat that much I am in training and I sleep approx 4 hours because of the nature of my work in the military which changed my entire sleeping mode. the other half posting idiotic- Thanks sometimes idiotic is a sign of genius although hysterical- political updates on this blog, I have so much humor: Why? I have to laugh for when I am alone and in the silence of my thoughts I have nightmares what I did those many years ago, for I have so much pain, walk in my shoes, I don’t think you could or even your husband. you can now spend a quarter eating, a quarter sleeping, a quarter educating the 'alleged 7-8 year old mental mind' that you possess, (LOL this 7-8 year old mentality more than likely makes double staying home retired for the last 11 years than you and your husband make in a year and the other quarter tossing around funky phrases that you learnt from using my present :-D I love my phases and words and each is thought out to get a response such as yours, living in Boro Park for 40 years I studied the Jewish population and your religion. I have a lot of Jewish friends. You are not one of them for you are arrogant and make it appear as if you are joking, you are not joking, I can see right thru you. I have been called a Goya many times by your people, but I am not ignorant of your religion and more than likely know more than you and your husband put together about it.
    enjoy it (I NEVER GOT IT)! have a great new year! (It’s not my new year I converted to a Jew Many years ago, sorry Tamara I should have told you this before) Just Joking I love you and you and your husband have a Nice New Year and I wish you the best
    Captain America aka Bas, aka The Riddler

  12. Happy New Year to All!
    I am getting dizzy with all of these Newspapers. When I was in the service I would travel a lot and since nobody really cared if you learned a language. I made it my business to attempt to understand many of them in case I got in a jam. Since I am now on a mission with Perry I am doing the same with all of the various newspapers and magazines we have here in Brooklyn.
    Now the Democratic Fund raisers are in trouble, bunch of crooks here to. WOW Batman hard to believe, well they are all a bunch of jackass’s.
    Nancy might be leaving. I don’t like her, again my opinion and if she does leave GREAT!
    When O’s daughter asked did he hear about the possibility of Nancy leaving. He looked puzzled and asked who she was. His daughter shook her head and Bo put both paws over ears as if sleeping.
    Sad note actress Kate Stevens is dead. What a beauty she was. Bye Kate, see you in heaven.
    On a brighter side there is this group here in Brooklyn’s Fort Green area that are called Superheroes anonymous who help the needy and animals, one Nicole Abramovici dress’s as Cat Girl. WOW Batman she is a real knockout. She has to be a Republican.
    O is in the office playing with the Jackass, his daughter walks in and asks, daddy in school we talked about the class welfare can you explain your position on this for me. Sure Honey (Again Bo put’s the paws over the ears) Obama tells her great way to get votes and flips the channel to Sponge Bob, Oscar the squirrel is by the window, see’s Bo and laughs (Oscar thinking I wish I was not classified as being wild I could help all of them learn how to save money which they give away as if it is acorns, Oscar walking around laughing and saving acorns) Sad Batman even Oscar knows our system is doomed.
    Now let’s get on with the race. Mitt is still strong at 1st but has jumped on to another horse called Fat (Wannabe) Boy. Ron on Cracker is still in second but looks tired after spending so much money on this race. Santorum on Sense able is in 3rd, God likes this guy, might have a spot for him, Newt is in 4th and is trying everything, even peeling onions and also changed his horse to Bi-Polar, boy Batman this guy tries everything, are you people sure this guy is a Republican? In 5th is Perry on Jet-Burst, 6th and fading quickly is Michelle on Made Up who is along side of number 7 position Huntsman on Never Chance.
    Now for other papers El Diario has the Race Newt 27%, Mitt 25, Paul 12, Perry 6, Michelle 6, Rick 3 Huntsman 2 makes me wonder do their reporters know where they are
    Polish Daily News – Nothing.
    Polish American Daily - Nothing, article on O not knowing where Poland is. Daughter to O, daddy today we were learning about Poland, O to daughter, what’s there to learn it comes from Maine, daughter shaking head. Bo and Oscar laughing!
    FT times nice article on the race.
    Jewish Herald – Great article on Paul, they see him and Cracker for what they are on Israel, at least Rick Perry defended Israel, let’s go Rick.
    Yiddish Forward – Same type article.
    Greek Herald – Write about Mitt and The Godfather.
    Ogga Italian Paper – Starting to show an interest in the race, about time.
    Korean Times – Small article no pictures on the race, same as above
    New York City Civil Service Paper article about Newt and the janitors (fueling the fire)
    Russian Papers Crete and Argument & Fact Paper Paul article, coverage on race, page devoted to O, not knowing where Russia is. The Mrs. asking a question about Russia and a dinner which is coming up soon in the White House, O to Mrs. yeah The Bears rushing game has gotten better. Bo to Oscar, is this guy a complete Moron, how does she deal with him all day.
    All the Chinese papers starting to show an interest in the race!
    Take care guys Captain American out time for a smoke