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August 27, 2014

Andrew Cuomo: Tribulations and Perhaps Trials

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
I came across this "Sham Construction" company truck across from my house in Park Slope, Brooklyn and wondered whether it was the start of a "truth in advertising" movement that might be adopted by political campaign strategists. Aye, there's the rub.

Andy, the least lovable Cuomo is in deeper stuff than usual. The New Times reported recently that he “hobbled” investigations by the Commission he established when it got too...

May 14, 2014

Rather Grimm Fairytales

Jerry Krase
11th U.S. Congressional District New York State Immigration Action Fund
The 11th United States Congressional District is currently represented by Michael Grimm (R). It covers all of Staten Island and some southern Brooklyn neighborhoods such as Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, and Gravesend. He is being challenged for the position by Domenic Recchia (D).

Dominic M. Recchia is trying to fill the somewhat dirty shoes of incumbent Congressman Michael Grimm. However, I must warn him that strange things have happened to those elected...

March 21, 2014

The Irish Routes of Success for a few Italian American Politicians

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Last year I was invited to march with friends who are members of the Brooklyn's Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. We started here at the family mass at St. Saviours R.C. Church.

There is an excess of successful Italian American politicians in the New York Metropolitan Area and as I’ve spent too much time on NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio, I shall turn my...

January 16, 2014

Pizzagate According to Me (Pizzagate secondo me)

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
What more can one say about frozen pizza dough and Pizzagate?

As with abstinence, Pizzagate leaves a great deal to be desired.

January 7, 2014

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Gracie Mansion

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Waiting to see Mayor Bill De Blasio at Gracie Mansion.

There have been so many complaints about Bill De Blasio’s inauguration in the right-wing (di destra) mass media and apologies in the left-wing (di sinistra) mass media that I...

November 24, 2013

A Day, or so, in the Life of Jerry Krase, De Blasio Campaign Volunteer

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Park Slope Bill De Blasio Get Out the Vote Campaign Headquarters

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn began Ivan’s bitterly cold and dark day as a forced laborer in a Gulag camp; mine began a bit more leisurely on a brilliantly warm and sunny Tuesday...

September 23, 2013

Bill de Blasio: A Progressive Mayor for All New Yorkers Part II

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
"Dizzy's A Finer Diner" in Bill De Blasio Country (Park Slope, Brooklyn) where I conducted my thoroughly unreliable voter survey that showed that few patrons can remember the last five Democratic mayoral candidates.

While I, and other self-confessed “Progressives” celebrate the victory of Bill De Blasio in the recent New York City Democratic Mayoral Primary, there is need to pause and...

August 23, 2013

Bill de Blasio: A Progressive Mayor for All New Yorkers

Jerry Krase
anon
Four of seven Krase children (Marie, Teresa, Maryann and John) amid the summer crowd in Red Hook Houses circa 1940.

Bill De Blasio I believe has the best chance among real progressives to win the mayoralty and to take New York City in a different, more hopeful direction. It’s time for New...

July 7, 2013

Gramsci Comes to The Bronx: Too Little and Too Late

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Still waiting for Antonio Gramsci in Belmont.

Whereas Jesus Christ stopped at Eboli on his way elsewhere and has yet to make a confirmed appearance anywhere in the bailiwick of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, I am happy to report...

February 22, 2013

Political Suicide in New York City and Italy: Part I - Italy

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
My cat Rosita has a better chance figuring out the New York Times crossword puzzle than the New York Times has figuring out Italian politics.

New York City and Italy have a great deal in common, starting and ending with self-destructive electorates; voters who are intent on putting into office people who, in one way or...

November 5, 2012

Vote for Barack Obama: America's Number One First Responder

Jerry Krase

Why I'm voting for Obama, and so should you.

September 24, 2012

Vedi Napoli e poi Muori 2012

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Breakfast view from the Marriott Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo

Spending eight days in Naples you learn more about life than death.

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