Sunday, January 5, 2014

The correct agenda, email fun and the minority gets an attorney (UPDATED)

It has come to my attention the wrong agenda was actually sent to City Clerk Karla Guererri by Council President Rodney Wiltshire so she went ahead and sent it to the entire Council, as is part of her job. (I initially blamed Guererri for sending out the wrong agenda and then was told it should have been sent to Wiltshire for approval before the entire Council. Then I was told Wiltshire sent it to her with the expectation of sending it to the Council. I'm not sure where the wires got crossed but the fact remains the Council got the wrong agenda.)


WILTSHIRE
This morning, while trying to correct the post I wrote last night on the wrong agenda, I inadvertently deleted it in Blogger and did not have time to go back and modify the original in Word before going on the radio. Anyway, more on that later since the committee chairs really did not change at all. 

 A couple things stand out in the correct agenda: One is the Council is poised to hire an attorney for the two-member minority at a cost of $15,000; the second is the appointment of Lucille Taylor as deputy city clerk, which has at least one member projecting possible ulterior motives.
I’m not sure who Taylor is, but Councilwoman Lynn Kopka, D-At Large, who used to be president, sent an email to former Councilman Mark McGrath, R-District 2, stating that she is a friend of Councilwoman Anastasia Robertson, D-District 2, and the appointment was a way for Council President Rodney Wiltshire to buy her off.
“I think a friend of Anastasia – bought off with the appointment??,” Kopka (pictured right) wrote in an email that can be seen below. She then wrote to someone, likely Guererri, that Taylor’s voting records should be checked and gave her address. Kopka and McGrath - or at least McGrath - also had a laugh over Taylor’s resume, which can also be seen below. Others on the Council who got the wrong agenda reached out to Wiltshire too with a sense of bewilderment.
Also, the deputy city clerk position and its $40,000 salary were initially supposed to go to Lou Schneider, the assistant city clerk who makes $27,835. Schneider, who was recruited by county Democrats to run for Legislature, will remain in his current position at his current pay.
One last thing on Guererri, she had a rough start but things have been going pretty smooth of late and her not getting re-appointed has nothing to do with job performance and everything to do with politics since she is Kopka’s girl, and Kopka is Rensselaer County Chairman Tom Wade’s girl. Council President Rodney Wiltshire, however, isn’t anyone’s house … .
Politics also brings us to hiring an attorney, Kelly Cramer, for the two-member minority caucus at the same $15,000 rate as that of the attorney for the seven-member caucus, Joe Laccardi. The idea has been talked about every two years since Republican Carmella Mantello was the vocal opposition representing District 3 some dozen years ago but the majority of either party never granted the request.
It was never granted for two reasons: one, politics 101 dictates the object of the majority is to keep the minority in the minority; and two because the charter had said the Council’s attorney represents the entire body and not just members of one party. Of course, the attorney was invariably a friend of the majority so it never worked out all that well and I can see the rationale.
The differences now in Troy are twofold: The minority and majority don’t fight with each other but members of the majority are waging war amongst themselves; and the charter was changed in 2009 calling for the hire. Though, this is the first year it followed through.
In other words, it’s $15,000 of your tax money to hire an attorney for two members of the panel Councilmen Jim Gordon, R-District 1, and Dean Bodnar, R-District 3, who seem to be getting along just fine with the other seven and even got committee chairmanships. In the end, Robertson is the only one who opted not to take a chairmanship. 
Also, according to the correct agenda, Matthew Waite will replace Lucy Larner as legislative assistant at a salary of $10,000.
Back to the top, according to the wrong agenda, Councilwoman Erin Sullivan-Teta, D-At Large, (pictured right) did not head up the Human Resources Committee. Rather, it went to Councilman Ken Zalewski, D-District 5 (pictured above.) In fact, Sullivan-Teta did not chair any committee.
That, of course, in my conspiracy theory driven brain, led me to believe that Wiltshire was “punishing” her for siding with Kopka. While it may have been wrong, it would have been a whole lot more fun if it were the right one.
The Council meets Thursday for its organizational meeting and then its first regular meeting with Wiltshire as president.  
Below is the email between Kopka and McGrath as well as Taylor’s resume
On Friday, January 3, 2014 10:53 PM, lynn kopka <lkopka@earthlink.net> wrote:

you got that right

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark McGrath
Sent: Jan 3, 2014 9:25 PM
To: lynn kopka
Subject: Re: question

Haaaa, she evidently has a hard time keeping a job!  Look at the dates. Haaa

 

Troy, NY

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To embark on a career that will combine my educational knowledge and work experience in a way
that will provide me with the opportunity to commence working in the public or legal administration
field.

 

Legal Assistant

Persing & O'Leary, LLP

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Latham, NY

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September 2013 to December 2013

Responsibilities
Maintained all client case files using tickler.
Managed and maintain attorney’s calendar
Scheduled, set up and notify clients and opposing counsel of upcoming EBT’s
Notarized in house staff Affidavit of Services when necessary
Finalized documents for mailing to opposing counsel for service and court for filing
Communicated with clients and court personnel with regard to upcoming court appearances

Skills Used
Notary Public
Machine Transcription
Calendaring, scheduling,
File and case management

Administrative Assistant

NYS Dept. of Health

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Albany, NY

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July 2011 to August 2013

Kelly/AccuStaff
• Managed the daily operations of grant contract processing from input to approval process
• Corresponded and speak to different program representatives regarding contract information
• Maintained all incoming grant contracts and renewals for different state and municipal entities
• Managed and train incoming staff either state workers or temps with regard to Contract Management and Audit
• Audited all grant contracts to process in SFS system after full review and documentation is received
• Requested Charities Registration for all non-profit organizations, except exempt organizations
• Input multi-million dollar grant contract information into Access database, creating purchase orders,
headers & denoting encumbrance amounts for AG and OSC processing
• Followed up with program department to gather missing information to complete contract package using Lotus Notes

Legal Secretary Assistant

Friedman & Molinsek, P.C

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June 2011 to June 2011

Transcribed legal documents using electronic Dictaphone using two monitors
• Transcribed testimony and information for use in child custody cases
• Prepared all legal documents and case files for upcoming trials
• Maintained correspondence, scanned and emailed copied documents to clients

Cashier/Sales Associate

Sears Corporation

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September 2010 to February 2011

Greeted customers and offered credit offers, SYWR, Kid Advantage program and Sears Purchase Protection plans
• Handled cash and credit cards for purchases, payments and layaway transactions,
• Performed MMR transactions for stolen property, reporting to Loss Prevention manager

Legal Secretary/Keyboard Specialist

NYS Division of Parole

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September 2007 to July 2010

Maintained Inmate Appeals in the legal office of the NYS Division of Parole by comparing the • information received to the information in the system using FPMS and PARMIS, Access and Excel;
• Requested and maintained inmate records for upcoming inmate appeals, or forwarded to
DCJS/AG's office or representing attorney's office as requested
• Checked parole hearing dates and input the new data to start the appeal process;
• Sent correspondence to inmates/attorneys regarding upcoming appeal deadlines;
• Opened and input briefs received as approved by either attorneys or inmates (pro se);
• Pulled files to complete appeal process, placed appropriately to be reviewed by the
Board Members for decision making; answered incoming calls accordingly and/or relayed to proper attorney

Information Tech Assistant

NYS Dept. of Corrections/Attentive

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January 2007 to August 2007

Handled individual user access forms (IUA's) for all correctional facilities via mainframe
• and deleted and changed user access for facility users
• Answered emails to grant access needed for users who changed positions and/or facilities
• Installed Lotus Notes enabling user access, utilized Bluezone and Console to add
fileshare access; utilized a ghost program such as Citrix Applications along with Microsoft Word and Excel

Legal Secretary

Assaf & Mackenzie, LLP

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August 2006 to December 2006

Legal Ease
• Assisted with editing all documents relative to matrimonial law, i.e., actions for divorce, agreements
• for separation/custody; asset division;
• Opened files in TIPS and maintained calendar schedules for attorneys
• Prepared welcome packets and retainer agreements as well as prepared SNW
• Prepared affidavits of service, and filed papers at several area courts
• Greeted visitors and directed them to conference room for EBT's and other client conferences
• Prepared and organized file folders for trial preparation; opened mail and directed to paralegals handling case, and handled the checks and bank deposits when necessary

Administrative Assistant

Value Options/Linium Staffing

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April 2006 to August 2006

Filed, copied and scanned customer and client related documents into CSR folders on database
• Gathered EOB's as needed and forwarded them to correct representatives
• Assisted with the call line with overflow calls and merged client information as needed
• Ordered supplies and assisted the medical records department with overflow maintaining the files in Excel

Legal Secretary

Thuillez, Ford, Gold

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September 2005 to February 2006

Johnson & Butler
• Transcribed, edited and finalized motions and pleadings relative to civil litigation and medical malpractice issues;
• Composed and mailed correspondence; scheduled depositions with plaintiff's attorneys, doctors, hospital personnel, correctional facilities
• Maintained contact with plaintiff's attorneys to verify requested records via subpoena duces tecum, filed motions with court via mail and calendared upcoming conferences and set up reservations for hotel stays
• Opened new files using TABS III, finalized and filed stipulation of discontinuances with court
• Maintained and pulled files for incoming mail and backup reception area when needed

 

Masters of Public Administration in Government & Policy

Grand Canyon University

August 2012

Bachelors of Science in Business Organizational Management

The Kings College

May 2005

Associates in Administrative Occupational Studies

Olean Business Institute

 

On Friday, January 3, 2014 9:19 PM, lynn kopka <lkopka@earthlink.net> wrote:

as discussed. check to see if she is a registered voter. 78 6th ave

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark McGrath
Sent: Jan 3, 2014 9:10 PM
To: lynn kopka
Subject: Re: question

What? Who is she?

 

On Friday, January 3, 2014 8:57 PM, lynn kopka <lkopka@earthlink.net> wrote:

yes. i think a friend of anatashia - bought her off with the appointment???

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark McGrath
Sent: Jan 3, 2014 8:24 PM
To: Lynn Kopka
Subject: question

Who's Lucy Taylor? Deputy clerk?

118 comments:

  1. Rodney keep playing your little games. You will not have the I line in two years nor will you have Kenny. You'll be the Chair of the Restroom Committee and that will be it.

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    1. I supported Rodney this past election and didn't bullet vote, hoping he might be something better for Troy, namely someone who truly wants the best and supports excellence. But, that email of his to Mr. Galuski? And, if he follows through i getting rid of Ms. Guererri and Ms. Larner, forget any future support, whether for Mayor or Dog Catcher. He'll be no different than the rest of Troy's inept politicians. Both those women have done excellent jobs and deserve to continue in their positions. This resume above is laughable and says a lot about the quality of people Rodney chooses. No thanks. Don't need a King or someone with a chip on his shoulder. Get real if you really want a better city and stop the gamesmanship. Zalewski is no better if he supports those folks losing their jobs.

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    2. I'll give you Larner, she was awesome. But Karla was an AWFUL choice. Nice woman, but came off painfully unorganized every council meeting ... but maybe that was Kopka's fault?

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  2. Just look how good this story could have been if Gordon and Bodner where not throw 15k away at a stupid attorney patronage job. Rodney is stepping on his who ha all over the place and Jim and Dean are making deals with him. This is his first hire that has had 12 jobs in the last 18 months and CLAMES to have degrees from several on-line colleges. Anastasia has been there for a minute and doesn't want the extra work of chairing a committee and has got a serial job loser the job that Lou Snyder was to get but is not because he's a friend of Wade and Jim and Dean won't say a word and will vote for her because there looking to get there pound of flesh for themselves. The Democratic Party is crumbling in front of use and where to stupid to take advantage of it. Can't wait to watch Dean and Jim service Rodney at first meeting this week.

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    1. Is there a chance you could take some spelling lessons?

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    2. Spells out some some problems prity good

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  3. Who wants to take bets Lucy Taylor won't be here July 2014? Can't keep a job for more than 6 months --I got dibs on 4 months! Anastasia not only gets a free ride by not wanting a committee chair, she gets her friend a $40,000 politically appointed job too. Sweet. Lets all become her neighbors, do you think Anastasia would chair the committee for the political block party or would she be overextending herself?
    Anastasia Puppet does this for the Rodney Puppeteer and the Anastasia Puppet gets a free ride. Wait??? Is that circus music I hear??? It is!!! Ladies and gentlemen now playing for the next 2 years is the Troy City Council Circus!!

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  4. The resume looks like that of a career minor league ballplayer. Maybe Rogers should look at her for the Dodgers. Why would anyone in their right mind send McGrath an e-mail?

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  5. The only good thing about the new council there is no felons named Mcgrath......they're both gone.

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    1. Jim, you and Harry are pathetic.

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    2. Pathetic Kevin ? No what is pathetic is the former democratic council president reaches out to the former councilman McGrath for help and its a republican Mark McGrath. Not Kevin McGrath now Kevin that's pathetic for you.

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  6. As we freeze our butts off let it be known our Deputy Mayor Pete Ryan is basking in the sun playing golf in Florida. Can you afford a vacation this year...I cant my taxes went up $900. Sure glad Pete can afford it...that's right his taxes didn't go up.

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    1. Pete's in Florida? So Lou is in charge? Oh sh*t!

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    2. Pete is in Florida? He was in his office all day yesterday... You should put down the kool aide and step away from the cup.

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  7. Very nice to know that two new council members can't handle a committee chair. Nice that we voted them in office. I suggest we replace both of them with two bobble heads, they would be just as effective. Should have know since neither of them attended more than one or two council meetings prior to the election and neither have been seen at committee meetings. Frustrating to see the city continue to fall apart from within and a shame it is at our expense.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head. They've been bought and paid for just the ones that bought them never told them they are just there to fill the seat.

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    2. Teta-Sullivan's performance at the Meet the candidates should have been an indication of her inability to lead a committee chair. Neither of them attended anything community-wise. Pathetic.

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    3. Between her & Anastasia, it's going to bring back the days of Christine Stone & Jimmy Grey ---just nod your head and collect the check /with bennies

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  8. That rascal mark McGrath still making headlines

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    1. Did he get arrested again?

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    2. The dems and administration are trying to dirty up 4 term councilman Mark MGrath already? The election for mayor is two years away. Must be very nervous with good reason. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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    3. Headlines? You call a passing mention of that loud mouthed, worthless flunky in this amusing, but often misguided blog a headline? Mark is running around with nothing to do, so probably writing here to fuel his over-sized ego. He was on the stellar, Sunday morning radio show already, right? With what? 50 listeners? The same political junkies who post here, some with serious gaps in their education it seems from the grammar, spelling and lack of awareness. Can't trust a word the old guy says. But, I'll miss his scowl at Thursday's meeting. That's about all he was good for. Well, he's pretty good at driving his Corvette around and posturing as Mr. Macho Man also. Maybe he and Rodney can have a shirtless, hairy chest contest?

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    4. If it comes down to a hairy chest contest I got McGrath! Jesus, he's like an ape.

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    5. "50 listeners? The same political junkies who post here, some with serious gaps in their education it seems from the grammar, spelling and lack of awareness." You were evidently one of those junkies with spell check? Admit it, you love Mark McGrath... go ahead...you can say it ...c'mon...

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    6. There's more than fifty listeners just start counting all the listeners in Kevin McGraths head. Mark McGrath has been renting space in that head since Kevin dipped his big toe in the political pool.

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    7. I Roger Minch say --what's not to love???

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    8. And there's a lot of space to rent in Kevin McGrath's head. I think thats something we can all agree on

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  9. So because he was smart enough to plan a vacation in warm weather --this is wrong? Tough shit about your taxes by the way. And whats up with Gordon kissing everybody's ass? 1 term and gone for the boy wonder. run vito run

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  10. Let's tip our hats to the city worker who passed away unexpectedly this evening

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  11. I hope Ms. Robertsons meeting goes well with Wade and McCann today. Typical bullies trying to get the votes for Jack to be a Marxhal again.

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    1. Did she bring reverend tim. Did he take pics.

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    2. They need to reach out for reverend Tim. He holds the key. Some would call him the gatekeeper

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  12. Lou has hired Steve caporizo as commissioner of Dpw. Steve please make it rain a day or 2 after each snow. We don't know how to plow. Harry did. We can't.

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  13. Isn't it interesting that no one bashes Kopka on this blog. Everyone claims Mr.Wiltshire is a traitor for accepting the I-Line that was handed to him on a silver platter, but the truth lies in the fact that KOPKA is not publically consorting with republicans on DEM appointments. Where is the uproar? Where is the anger at her? Oh wait....you are probably all her minions doing her ridiculous bidding. She is done. And her lack of integrity proves that.

    Take it from this outsider....she is coming across as the only puppeteer on the council. I read all these blogs and laugh, shake my head in embarrassment for our beautiful city and consider moving because of all the politicals hacks like the ones represented on this page. You are all trying to hold onto this fabricated power, and it is just sickening. Why not try just supporting our elected for once? WE elected them and now we have them for two years. So why not encourage them and guide them to do the things we need instead of obsessing over power and party affiliation.

    Grow up. It's time to govern now.

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    1. Govern? More fun playing political games, appointing your own stooges (even if they are not qualified) and vying to be the next Mayor, like Zaloseski, Woefulshire, Dumbfungian, Caramella and others aim at. Oops, Dumbfungian did that already. Pardon me for forgetting, but it was a forgettable administration that succeeded at accomplishing next to nothing. Hear his city's economic development czar was so charming Lou kept him on...well, at least until he was nabbed stealing stuff from the building some wanted to be the next City Hall. He's better at a wine bar. Get the folks soused and they don't care or remember. Even do-nothing Mark McWrath has his name in the hat I see. Pitiful.

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    2. If you were a true outsider you wouldn't know or care as much as you obviously do.

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    3. How's this --What exactly did Rodney do for this city to deserve a seat on the council? Ms. Kopka on the other hand has done great things for her Washington Park neighborhood, for quite a few years. Rods dunnenuthin

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    4. Rodney will keep all the parks of Troy clean with his tongue.

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  14. Big rumblings in city hall today with Reeves & Dunne. I take Reeves in 12 by TKO

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  15. Funny how outgoing councilman, M McGrath was able to work with Silverman, but Boy Wonder Gordon can't? What's up with that? Kid's getting bad advice. Too many damn lawyers as it is.

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  16. I take dunne in 5. He grew his beard out. He's a rascally bear theses days so he can go to bear night with Kenny zzzzz. Everyone knows the bear always comes out on top why did I say out

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  17. Rodney. Loves Lou caporizo. He's green and democrat.

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  18. Rev Tim is so dreamy. I thought it was mark McGrath with a ponytail at first

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  19. Mark Mcgrath was able to work with everyone the only problem is he never accomplished anything........please just name one thing he accomplished.

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    1. He apparently pissed you off --so thats one good thing

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    2. And he accomplished what......just name one thing.

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    3. I heard Mark McGrath swam with dolphins, climbed the Himalayan peaks and bedded the queens of Europe. Heard they love the hairy body....the queens and probably the dolphins.

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    4. Really? Well, I heard that hunk, Rodney, skinny-dipped with barracuda and let them nibble at his toes. He climbs the Adirondack peaks with a 10 pound solar panel strapped to his back to power his portable toilet. And, he's in bed with the Independence crones. Now, that's my kind of guy, proving he is no negro of anyone's casa. Next snow storm? I hear he'll be out barefoot and bare-chested, dressed only in speedo shorts, shoveling his snow into Brunswick Road and just waiting for McG to drive by in his Corvette and accept the hairy chest challenge. Can't wait for tonight's Council Meeting. Will that Cox dope show and strut his ignorance for the allotted 10 minutes?

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    5. Yeah, well Mark McGrath swims with sharks....uh., well maybe he is the shark, but he cleaned up crime and then he conquered global warming by bringing in the artic vortex. His ability to stay warm with his body hair allowed him to go where no other man has gone before.

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  20. Can we please begin the High Top discussion once again please. This is important stuff. Please, just one Chuck Taylor joke --please

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    1. What about his uncle fester sidekick.

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    2. Can you replace a roof wearing hightops? Seems dangerous to me. Maybe he wears shorts and workbooks like when rodney installs solar panels.

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    3. Hightops an acid washed jeans in. Frankentongue and flyin fish out

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    4. Word on the street. Jim Gordon's first order of business outlawing hightops in city hall. What will dave wear?

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    5. Jim Gordon's first order of business is putting a playpen in city hall

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  21. Mark from the blockJanuary 8, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    He avoided being called out for his drug convuctions

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    1. Dont be bitter, Kevin. Keep doing it for the kids

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    2. Kevin kevin kevin let's stop Is not funny. We are the tal McGraths

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    3. Unlike Kevin it would seam that he learned a lesson from his what did Kevin call it? Youthful indiscretions and turned his life around and became the man that Kevin wanted us all to think he was.

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    4. And that's a fact Jack --
      Regards
      Uncle Silus

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  22. He never payed a political patronage lawyer 15k a year to hold his and Deans hand. Dean aren't you the "Senior" councilman? Looks like Flash Gordon is running the show now and bringing his county friends over for a quick cash grab of 30k for 2 years. And everyone wonders why we get beat in Troy every year. Your a joke Jim and Dean.

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  23. And Kevins lucky the rest of the shit on him didn't come out

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  24. AS Deputy Mayor Pete is basking in the warm Florida sun, Mayor Lou is planning to veto the legislation transferring money for a minority lawyer, he will show not only is he a nice guy, he's tough.

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  25. Enough of the Mcgrath chatter the two children have been dismissed! Time to move on to something positive.

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  26. Now what Troy needs to do is the same thing that Troy high school did with Jack Burgher. Throw the former football coach out on his ass with his pension and say thanks but no thanks. Burger wants to suck up his pension and get another from Troy high. Lou sucking up his pension and getting the mayor pay too. Must be something about coaching football that makes you such a pig with public money. Good for Troy high throwing that money pig out the door onto his ass pad. They have no shame let someone who needs a job have there jobs. Jack Burger pay he wants from the people of Troy is 1.) pension 2.) part time pay working at school and getting his pension 3.) coaching pay what a pig. This is the part where he shows his true colors and says F#%K THE KIDS no 3 checks for me then I'm gone. Troys second classless money grabbing coach.

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  27. I want to congradulate Jim on his new baby. Great guy bringing up a family in the Burgh.

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    1. you're an ass kevin --look within they-self

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  28. Somebody give Gordon a big paper towel to clean up please. Bounty if you've got some.

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  29. Just got back from the meeting and it was all I could have hoped for. Rodney is in charge. He took control over Kopka and Galuski. got his people appointed. With Gary Pavlic speaking I had chills for He loves troy. The big story, Tom Wade is completely through. His old and schemeing committee people are also on their way out. It was a beautiful sunrise.

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    1. I noticed they has a special seating section for felons and the indicted --do they really think that shit is going to disappear? Bring it on boys --bring it on

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    2. Dream on there 7:30pm. Chills? Wait, I get it. You must be the chubby chick posting. Have a bit too much to drink at LoPorto's after the council meeting, did we?

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    3. Unlike Amy,she didn't hit any parked cars on the way home --but then again, she has a Rabbit in her tank.

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  30. Look look at that cute cabbage patch plunkett edition

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  31. Rodney flew thru the meeting. Mainly because he wanted to go home and fly his fish.

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  32. Looks bad when not voting when no conflict of interest. Are Kopka and Galuski going to sit by themselves and pout for two years? Good use of taxpayer dollars!

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  33. Kevin McGrath back at the seen of the crime last night. No shame.

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  34. Can the guy that posts as Robert Cox please post again? It's literally the funniest thing I encounter any time I encounter it.

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    1. It's really him. He's nervous he lost his cell phone and hasn't changed diaper in days.

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  35. Please understand that Galiski's job at the board of elections is controlled by Wade...so Gary will do as Wade instructs and we saw that last night.

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  36. Nice to see Chappy back at the meeting. His comment in the TU saying this is not good government is amazing. If anyone is an expert on bad government it's Chappy. Remember how ineffective the city council was when Chappy led it, nothing was accomplished for years.

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    1. It was always about the politics with him. Never did a damn thing for the city during his years on the council but cause chaos & embarrassment. Too bad --he had the potential to do some good things, but he really dropped the ball.

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    2. Since we know you are obsessed with this blogs thanks for your assessment Rodney

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  37. Burger can only make 30k at the school. 30k for a full time hall moniter who actually would get respect from the student body and a Football Coach seems like a good deal for the school district.

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    1. Who gives a crap about Burger? It's high school football. What was he, Parcells? Take this shit to Twitter or Instagram

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  38. wait one minute... is this the same Galuski who sat silently while his counterparts committed voter fraud and cost the taxpayers of renss county 500k. how can he object to anyone being appointed to a position.get him off the council troy.

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  39. Maybe at a persons first retirement party they should drive an ash stake through their heart so they don't come back. You are retired go home, let someone new have the job so they can pay into the retirement system.

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  40. And the property 112 burn and we pay taxes a And we gonna get insurance but no we not pay demo bill. Rat mirch make 800000 a year check or I don't know how he gets it but 80000 and put blocks across property he pay for demo or city. We good honest people they not find phone in burnout that mine I take Vito rat citizen phone and toss in building after they pick up rat citizen jack legg. Sonny doing teach me welding at wards and nephew try reopen but Gordon council and rat Vito mirch crawly chamberlain and that rat saris keep him from making millions in revenue and we good stewards of our property and the two people stop me vandenburgh. Rat nazi zba and snarl and tell no protect ice cream man Murphy and cox have there day and Pete I call tomorrow and we work together and I go back talk to council but no zba. They tell me sit I do like a puppy single person in this city making things bad is vandenburgh and chamberlain that's a fact jack these jack legg jack jr always had head in a book growing up smart kid and me with my business grows multi million dollar tre company but have 1988 s10 and live at tibbits college neighborhood but all is good with my dune buggy that's a fact jack

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    1. Stay away from vandenburgh car and Vito's house.

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  41. Just in case you missed it, the Thursday night council meeting was attended by local attorney, failed judicial candidate and renown bumper car driver Amy O'Connor. Amy sat next to mayor Lou and was very studious taking notes throughout. This leads to the rumors that Corp. Counsel Silverman will be appointed DA by the governor and Mrs. O'Connor will "slide" into the Corp. Counsel's Office for the city. Please Lou, don't give her a car, better she slides into office than 5 parked cars.

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    1. Lou always been a lady's man

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    2. She's a real good friend of Kevin McGrath's too. Should add some integrity to the 5th floor.

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  42. Henzo to school Sheeran in management Crawley still runs code thru Sheeran

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  43. You can't tell me that the news paper formerly known as the Troy Record hates this blog. Also even if you don't like Jim Franco you still have to check into this blog if you want news in Troy.

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  44. @ jan 11 9:08pm....actually I am the chubby chick and I'm offended you think I posted that shameful, grammatically inaccurate post. I may be chubby, but, I am more intelligent than you assume. Although I read these blogs, I never post on them. I would rather spend my time doing constructive things, not posting about ridiculous BS in Troy,

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    1. Hold on. Are you the very chubby chick who works for the Working families party and lied under oath to protect your little democrat friend john Brown? by the way is Brown in jail yet?

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    2. " I never post on them"? Yes you are very intelligent.

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    3. Well said in between bites of tender, grain fed veal

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    4. Do any of you have anything better to do than to attack women and people of color on this blog? It's disgusting.

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    5. It's laughable that many of you are so gullible. I have a name, and it's Sara. If you chose to impersonate me, please do a better job. I read these blogs daily, and post when I see an opportunity to be antagonistic towards crazy political insiders who think this blog matters to anyone but them. You are not relevant. This blog is simply entertainment, not unlike watching a train wreck of a political career come to an end. Just pure political satire.

      I never lied under oath, and I am NOT friends with John Brown, nor have I ever been. Now let the conspiracies run rampant.....

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    6. HUUUUUUUUUGE!!!!!!!!

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    7. 8:27 --how about giving the race card shit a rest. It's getting old. Play a different hand

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    8. Lets give the woman card shit a rest too. Plenty of men getting flack on this blog and youre getting worked up about one woman?

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  45. Sara maybe you didn't lie but when you changed your testimony you didn't tell the truth. you are a disgrace as is the WFP!

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    1. I'll second that --

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    2. Your simple minded explanation for something you know nothing about, well that simply doesn't concern me. You read into things the way you want to interpret them and I refuse to attempt or try to change your mind. You will believe what you want to and your are absolutely entitled to your own opinion, even if that opinion is dead wrong.

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    3. Never let facts get in the way of a good roasting (Anonymous Jan 14th at 2:18 pm). Sara changed her testimony through her lawyer right after her first testimony in accordance with the law. The fact that you don't understand the law or what actually happened just shows your ignorance. You want to get Smith. Let's talk about not prosecuting Mac for obstruction of justice (throwing the phone away), the Browns, Mac, et al. for witness tampering (getting Defiglio a job in Vermont), the witness statement forgery.

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  46. I agree the WFP is a joke. The girl in question basically committed perjury.

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    1. She changed her statement four times ( or maybe five) to protect LoPorto. Her final statement was the best---"I recall three years after the fact LoPorto's exact words when he handed me those ballots. Each of my former sworn statements were too soon after the incident for me to remember but now, three years later, I have perfect recollection."
      If the buffoon special prosecutor charged her with perjury, he could have had at least one conviction from the trials.

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    2. Wow. Actually quoting me on something I have never said, that is grounds for slander. Will you all stop at nothing to demean other people?

      Furthermore, I never CHANGED my statement, not once. I simply added one simple phrase that I remembered after the fact. That happened on one occasion, during the first trial. Attacking a witness is low. I happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and witness statements made by the accused, that does not make me guilty. All of you were lucky I came forward at all. If you recall, I was the first witness to go to the police and give a statement, no one sought me out. I protected no one, I simply told the truth about what little information and situations I was present at or had direct knowledge of. I did all of this under direct threat from the special prosecutor and the County Chairman Tom Wade (who has physically threatened me).

      I am certain the truth will never come out. I encourage you to ask Gary Galumpski and Godfather Tom Wade who was really involved. Is it baffling to anyone else that Tom (the one who orchestrated this entire event) was never prosecuted or brought up? Does it bother you that he has Trey Smith in his back pocket? You are all commenting on the wrong thing and asking the wrong questions and accusing the wrong people.

      I no longer work at the WFP, for a variety of reasons. But, the simple fact remains that the WFP and its registrants were the real victims here. They were defrauded by the DEMOCRATIC party, and no one else. The DEMS think they can spin this story and run laughing all the way to their respective patronage jobs. Maybe they were right because none of you are talking about them. Maybe, just maybe we would not have spent half a million dollars of taxpayer dollars going after the wrong people if Tom Wade hadn't been protected or bought off trey smith.

      You can continue attacking me, or you can actually ask the right questions and go after the real culprits here. Your choice.

      Side note: I was never charged with perjury because I did not commit it. To commit perjury you actually have to lie, I did not. I went through the legal system and reported as soon as I remembered specific information (which was never a change to my story, just an addition). So if you are done being slanderous (I would say Libel but that would be admitting that this blog was a not a joke made for satire.), we can all move on. Don't think that you have any sort of anonymity here because you don't. I have plenty of techy friends who tell me exactly who and where you post from. Thanks.

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    3. Mike --give her a plate of veal, on me! So you and Renna were both telling the truth and then said, oh, wait a minute??? Are you for real?

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    4. Tom Wade physically threatened you? Why didn't you report that? I believe it's called harassment. Let's face facts, you're Rodney's lacky and Rodney and Wade don't get along. If Rodney is mayor you get a patronage job, until then Wade still controls the administration and you're on the sidelines. Plus if you and Wade tussled I'd bet the rent on you.

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    5. WFP 3 piece sectional. We have a way of telling when your lying both your mouth and fingers are moving. You can type all you want to make yourself feel better but everyone looks at you for the liar you are. You left the WFP that's a joke we threw you out on your ass. Funny how everyone talks about that evil Tom Wade but he's still there. You should go post on that other site with all the losers from your good old days. How sad a person you are. Your the walking poster of people who fail to take personal responsibility both physically and personally. Now I will sit back and wait for you and you "techy friends" to show up at my house.

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    6. So. You're the person who never posts on these blogs? Why, that's the longest post I've ever seen. Now, as to your "techy" friends and identifying anonymous people who post. Here, you go, a test. Tell me where I'm posting from. Should be easy, right? If you're to be believed, which I don't. I'll even spot you a general area. I am between the Hudson to the west and 15th St. to the East. Between Jefferson St. to the South and Hoosick to the North. Where am I?

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    7. Forgot, I believe you have your Godfathers mixed up. Last I heard Mike was the Capo of the dreaming and scheming crowd. Free cigars to the lackeys and all. Now, where am I?

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  47. Have you all caught Marlin on channel 13? The red pants and red shirt are priceless old Willie needs to step it up if wants to stay in pace with these brothers

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