The English novel (and American movie) High Fidelity's array of top five lists perfectly captured the obsessive nature of modern fanboys: "What really matters is what you like, not what you are like." I may or may not be a fanboy of many different things, but I definitely love me some lists! And since I'm … Continue reading List-o-mania: Syracuse Politician Edition
Due to budget constraints, the Miner administration downplayed the unveiling of the new mayoral portrait in City Hall's photographic display of Syracuse's mayors.
Mayor Stephanie Miner should be congratulated for her attempts to change the culture of the Syracuse Police Department. Past administrations have let conditions fester to the point where a jury, returning punitive damages in an abuse case, stated that retaliations by Syracuse police officers seems to have become official policy. The problem with the police … Continue reading In Syracuse, P.B.A. Stands For Police’s Bad Apples
It came out of the blue. I used Stephanie Miner's attendance at a Council meeting to give her an invite to SUN's December meeting. The mayor-elect accepted our invite, but she also asked me to be on her transition team. I was honored, so I said yes--even before I knew my employers wouldn't object. (Thankfully, … Continue reading Lost In Transition
The day after Howie Hawkins lost his bid to become the 4th District representative on the city's Common Council, his 15th unsuccessful run for political office, he got arrested at a direct action protest in favor of a single-payer health insurance system. All I can say is, "Welcome home to direct action protest, brother!" During … Continue reading Voting, The Least You Can Do To Change The World. The Very Least.
Stephanie Miner wins Originally uploaded by Phil At Sun ￼ Stephanie Miner took 50% of the vote in a three way race--a very solid showing--and became the first woman elected Mayor in a Big 5 city in New York State. So much for my lawn sign jinx. After only backing losers for years I'm 3-0 … Continue reading Stephanie Miner wins
Fifth in a series. The community organization I work for organized an issues forum with the three candidates running for Mayor of Syracuse. These highly subjective and biased ruminations on the candidate's remarks (I have endorsed and volunteer for Stephanie Miner) are solely those of your humble blogger and may not be reproduced without the … Continue reading Syracuse Mayoral Candidates On Crime