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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If you could break a law... on: May 24, 2016, 09:04:26 am
Breaking the pot laws but once really does not work for me.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / MOVED: Ten largest US cities: Freedom Cities or Horrible Cities? on: May 23, 2016, 12:42:40 pm
This topic has been moved to 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=237151.0
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Texas GOP platform says that most Texans are gay on: May 23, 2016, 10:41:30 am
LOL. Obviously, the text was not written in Word, which warns the illiterate that perhaps things are a bit amiss from certain grammatical conventions.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Ten largest US cities: Freedom Cities or Horrible Cities? on: May 23, 2016, 10:39:11 am
The horrible cities are Houston, Dallas (the worst), Phoenix (a close runner up to Dallas), and San Jose.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ed Rendell: "There are probably more ugly women in America than attractive women on: May 23, 2016, 10:36:49 am
Good God. This is the election season "that just keeps giving."
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should John Bercow, MP, be a moderator here? on: May 18, 2016, 05:11:42 pm
He's not bad. I liked his predecessor better though. He has a rather unnecessarily pompous approach.
7  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Hudson Block Boundary Suggestion Project (BBSP) on: May 18, 2016, 04:31:22 pm
I need something emailed to me with larger areas, that gives one an idea of what you are proposing. If I don't get it, I will need to take the existing census block, and draw the lines that I really care about, and tell them, hey, at the very least do this. Pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered. I fear without doing what I suggest, we might end up in the hog category. I am concerned, that I may need to get the mayor's blessing to get this done, and I don't want to frighten her. The latfor guy, basically asked who the F are you and the Jimrtex guy? Telling him that I may be a future mayor of Hudson, and you are this obsessive dude in Houston who shares with me this very odd fascination with all things Hudson,  I don't think will cut it. Smiley
Has the LATFOR guy submitted anything from New York? The Census Bureau expects one set of files per county.

If he wanted to be proactive he would have farmed this out to the counties, or perhaps to the legislators. If so, there would be someone in Columbia County who either ignored him, or sent him something, or is working on something. We're confusing the LATFOR by going directly to him.

If there is someone in Columbia County who is actually working on a submission, it would be easier to go through him.

Maybe your legislators could figure out if there is any process.

The Latfor guy said they were doing it (presumably in Albany), and wondered how I found that all out. I told him the internet is a wonderful thing. But he didn't give me any further details, and did not know any really. He was a mere conduit. But you saw what I wrote.

Anyway, when I am back for a day next Tuesday, I will probably email him the changes that I really want, and call him to ask for a status update, and whether I need the Mayor to intercede or what, and can I took to someone actually doing the work, and if I can't, how about the Mayor, or her attorney, or the local state legislator, and so forth. There is a way to break through the bureaucratic curtain, trust me. Hopefully in the interim, there will either call me again, or email me.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I just found a $750/month one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn on: May 18, 2016, 04:24:15 pm
I'm told that in Italy, sons live with their families for seemingly nearly forever (perhaps departing if and when they get married, which may explain why Italy's fertility rate is so low these days - who in their right mind would want to lose free room and board), and spend their money on nice clothes, since room and board is free. There certainly were a lot of those dudes lounging around on the Spanish Steps in Rome when I was there about 10 years ago. So at least BRTD is not still living with his mother!
9  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Hudson Block Boundary Suggestion Project (BBSP) on: May 18, 2016, 06:27:10 am
I need something emailed to me with larger areas, that gives one an idea of what you are proposing. If I don't get it, I will need to take the existing census block, and draw the lines that I really care about, and tell them, hey, at the very least do this. Pigs get fat, and hogs get slaughtered. I fear without doing what I suggest, we might end up in the hog category. I am concerned, that I may need to get the mayor's blessing to get this done, and I don't want to frighten her. The latfor guy, basically asked who the F are you and the Jimrtex guy? Telling him that I may be a future mayor of Hudson, and you are this obsessive dude in Houston who shares with me this very odd fascination with all things Hudson,  I don't think will cut it. Smiley
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie rage quits interview after being asked about Chaos at Nevada convention on: May 18, 2016, 05:36:39 am
Ever been to Nevada? Unless up in the mountains near Lake Tahoe, given the environment, and who lives there, it's remarkable just how many of its residents do remain sane.  Kudos to the substantially minority who can withstand the environmental onslaught, and still have some ability to function as if sane.

Nothing like Hudson, New York. Right, Torie?

Obviously not, since well, I live in one place, and not the other. Smiley
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I just found a $750/month one bedroom apartment in Brooklyn on: May 18, 2016, 05:26:38 am
When I read this thread, I said to myself, hey it must be the East New York hood. It turns out it isn't, but it's the next "best" thing, right next door. The area is probably in the process of beginning to gentry if I had to guess (perhaps given the location more by orthodox Jews than gays or yuppies). The key is how close the block is to a subway stop. Brooklyn by the way has now surpassed San Francisco as having the highest ratio of housing prices (the numerator) to income levels (the denominator), in the nation. Hudson, by the way, has some $750 apartments. My basement (about 550 square feet maybe) will probably go for around that, maybe a tad less, when I get it refurbished. Tongue  

In Hudson of course, it's gays who are driving the gentrification. On my block, of about the 10 properties now that have been fixed up since I started, about two thirds are owned by gays. The referendum committee that I am on, is almost all gay. And the city is now run by woman. Below are the mayor, the treasurer, the assessor, and the city clerk. Too bad the common council president was elsewhere in the room, or she would have been in the snap too. I see them all frequently of course, yammering about something. The mayor joked that probably I should be given a desk in city hall. In any event, straight white males are sort of an "abused and powerless" minority in Hudson. We are just so cutting edge. We are the future!  



God, I am getting good, at diverting all topics to Hudson, but then all roads lead to Hudson, so why not? Smiley
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rate the preceding poster on the ENERGY scale on: May 17, 2016, 05:34:58 pm
And here she is! Beyond per adventure, a perfect 10 of course.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie rage quits interview after being asked about Chaos at Nevada convention on: May 17, 2016, 05:26:39 pm
Ever been to Nevada? Unless up in the mountains near Lake Tahoe, given the environment, and who lives there, it's remarkable just how many of its residents do remain sane.  Kudos to the substantially minority who can withstand the environmental onslaught, and still have some ability to function as if sane.
14  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Legal description of Hudson's city boundaries on: May 17, 2016, 02:26:16 pm
The Kaz proposal involves work-living spaces.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Pennsylvania Primary. Total Votes GOP vs Dem, almost same. on: May 17, 2016, 08:36:59 am
Maybe not. It may be that voters who vote in the General, but not the primary, did vote in the primary this time. To the extent that is true, the extra votes in the Pub primary do not, in and of itself, portend any more Pub votes in the General.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever specified what pronouns you prefer? on: May 17, 2016, 08:30:26 am
You mean telling somebody that I prefer being referred to as "he" rather than "she?" Really? Hard as it may be to believe, I have never thought about that before. If somebody referred to me as a "she," I would assume that it was just a diss on my gayness. and pray for them that Jesus will be merciful, when they are subjected to a final judgment.

Or am I missing whatever very important point that you are trying to make BRTD?
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you have indyrep-itis? on: May 17, 2016, 07:54:47 am
My particular zone of obsession takes in considerably less real estate than an entire state.

In fact, I plan to launch a thread on the off topic board to further enable my obsession. Things will be ramping up soon, very soon. I'm tempted to use my Mod powers to sticky it, but well, that would be wrong. But it will get plenty of bumps anyway. Tongue

Shut up Grumps. At least I am not putting up what some might consider the Torie Update thread on the Forum Community board. Be grateful for small favors!

18  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Legal description of Hudson's city boundaries on: May 17, 2016, 07:13:29 am
I just noticed that the proposal for development of the Kaz site refers to it as Montgomery Street. This suggests that the segment of street between 2nd Street and Tanners Lane, is actually Montgomery Street - or that the developers decided that Montgomery was a better name than Cross or Tanners, or 2nd Street.

Have there been safety issues raised about the lack of access to the east end of Tanners Lane, particularly if the hotel is short of parking?

I just noticed the drop off in this area down to the former South Bay. At Deer Alley and Cross Lane it appears that there is a house with a rather spectacular view off to the southwest.

ZBA minutes for 2016 don't appear to being posted on the city website.


Montgomery "street" is a tiny alley at the moment. It was closed off long ago. Cross street at the moment is effectively a dead end, although you can drive through the alley in back of the Hotel site and drive through a parking area to get to Front Street. No safety issues were raised. The Hotel allegedly has a five year lease from CSX for the parking area.
19  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Legal description of Hudson's city boundaries on: May 17, 2016, 07:09:52 am
This is pretty interesting.

What is Hudson's Conservation Advisory Council

Our inventory will produce both a written description and a digital map. It will incorporate many
types of information including (but not limited to)
property boundaries, and whether properties are public or private, built or unbuilt
topography, slopes and erosion problems
natural habitats and the presence of rare or threatened species
water features, drainage courses, wetlands and flood zones
tree canopy and street trees
existing and proposed water, stormwater and sewer lines
historic districts and sites, and other cultural resources

See General Municipal Law (GMU) Section 12-F

Does Columbia County have a Conservation Advisory Council? Any of the towns or villages in the county?

The conservation group started last year. It's relatively new.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: OR- OPB/DHM Research: Clinton +15 on: May 16, 2016, 10:46:56 am
Bernie's campaign at this juncture reminds me of the state of the Confederacy in the summer of 1864. It's only hope was that Lincoln would not be re-elected. Bernie's only hope is that Hillary will get indicted in the next 3 months. Other than that, it's a totally lost cause, all sound and fury signifying nothing, except adding to the sanguinary condition of the public square.

Of course, the condition of the Dem party is a veritable Garden of Eden compared to the GOP, which kind of reminds me of Carthage after Rome got done with it.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: The (three) most important congressional races to you this election cycle on: May 16, 2016, 09:22:48 am
Portman in Ohio, Toomey in PA, and NY-19 of course.

NY-19 is interesting. A very liberal politically correct in nearly everything (except suddenly guns, where she has tacked to find much more favor with them, than heretofore) carpetbagging Dem might win the primary, and while normally she would lose in the General, perhaps she might win in this crazy year. But if she does, she's likely to go down in 2018, opening the door in 2020 to my pal, Will Yandik. This time however, Will has an uphill battle winning the Dem primary alas. If he does manage to do so however, he will be the favorite to win the General. If the carpetbagging Teachout wins, the race is a tossup. 
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / The Myth of Donald Trump's Upper-Class Support on: May 16, 2016, 09:12:52 am
Given the recent fascination on the Forum about the nexus of the white working class and Trump, or lack thereof, and what working class means, some might find this article of interest. Again, in my view, class is a function of culture and values and attitudes, rather than about money, although there is a substantial correlation between the two.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rapist Trump committed even more rapes. on: May 16, 2016, 08:34:38 am
I don't think what Trump allegedly did as a teenager will have much traction. It is what he has done since that will.

She was the teenager, not him.

It would help if I read the text more closely wouldn't it?
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rapist Trump committed even more rapes. on: May 16, 2016, 08:16:07 am
I'm sure it wasn't really Trump. Probably just someone who looks like him, like John Miller or John Barron.

LOL. That should go in the funny post archive.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: PredictIt has Kaine & Gingrich as leaders for VP, Sanders not far behind??? on: May 16, 2016, 08:15:31 am
Newt is a good match for Trump, because he is almost as much of a head case as Trump himself - the ultimate ticket from hell.
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