The Wizard of Rochester – deja vu all over again

Carl Chipman

    “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
    – George Santayana

Every seven years a Rochester Town Board crosses the line, and the current one just did it. Moreover, the “unanimous” idiotic actions were directed against the same person, Manuela Michailescu.

Thanks to the people’s comments on Carl Chipman – just another dirty deals addict, I was reminded of the above drawing. Seven years passed by and here we go again, different Town Board, same ugly behavior.

I hope that Councilman Antonino Spano remembers this cartoon. Seven years ago he was a member of that other Town Board too. I hope that seven years from now he would remember what people had to say:

    September 24, 2014 at 6:51 PM
    This whole thing is pathetic. I can’t believe in this day and age we are still trying to make friends rather than doing what we know is right. Doesn’t anyone grow up anymore? Our Supervisor and the entire town board sound like a bunch of incompetent idiots!

    September 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM
    Rochester politics have not been kind to so many. Manuela has come to this country and made Rochester her home. She has not been treated fairly yet she continues to work for the best interest of our Town and its citizens, When she takes on a cause, she researches, she attends meetings and gives her all — yet she is snubbed by an ignorant self serving Town Board. The caucus was an embarrassment to all Rochester Republicans. And who came, the TAKERS. Family members and everyone who got something for nothing by the crooks holding office. To Manuela, I say thank YOU. Thank YOU for following your convictions and doing what you felt was right. Thank YOU for caring enough about Rochester to stand above the neglect, the corruption and the liars. You deserve so much more.

    September 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM
    I got out of Rochester late last year, after sticking around just long enough to cast one last vote against Terriblenardo. But 9:39 has it exactly right — crooks and takers. At some point, the local GOP needs to stop kissing up to the Independence and Conservative parties, especially by handing seats to the wives of these parties’ chairmen.

– Jon Dogar-Marinesco

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One Response to The Wizard of Rochester – deja vu all over again

  1. Anonymous says:

    Once the casinos are awarded to Orange County there will be no need for the mighty Senator to have trolls kissing his ring. The fall of Ulster will happen. As for Rochester — the Town has been raped and many proud old timers gone. The Town Board needs to go –Let the House of Crooks crumble and may each Politician leave in Shame. Amen.

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