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Fri Sep 21, 2018, 03:06 PM

"Strange Cars" (Please Help!)

Can you help an old man? Please? I need help with getting a story that is showing just how low the alt-right republican campaign of Rep. Claudia Tenney has become.

I will summarize their campaign is going, and encourage people to read the below linked article in full:


A staff memo was purposely leaked to the media, in which it states that campaign members are at risk, because her Democratic opponent, Anthony Brindisi, is an Italian-American from Utica, NY. Obviously, according to the memo, this translates to his being linked to the mafia. Staff is warned to be on double-extra high alert, and be afraid of virtually everyone.

Be afraid of Brindisti supporters. Be afraid of everyone on the street that you don't immediately recognize as a Tenney supporter. You may be being followed by scary mobsters without even knowing it. The memo even encourages staff to watch outside their homes for “strange cars.”

Although their campaign claims to have been victimized by ruthless violent people, area police agencies have noted there has not be a single report of this happening. Obviously, that is proof of how vicious these mobsters are.

I know Anthony Brindisi. I've met his family. They are outstanding people. Anthony is exactly the type of person we need to represent the NYS 22nd district in the House. He is the type of Democrat that appeals to everyone in our party.

I also know enough about Claudia Tenney that I can say that even those outside of the 22nd have good reason to actively oppose her. She is cut from the same clothe as Alex Jones: paranoid conspiracy theories are her language, and lies her tongue.

More, I'm enough of a “local history” buff to be very familiar with the experiences of the Italian and Irish immigrant families in central New York. In fact, my first book focused upon this. I understand the connection between this history, and Tenney's vicious attacks on Anthony. Utica has, with Brandisi's assistance, become known as a “refugee city.” And it serves as an example of how by welcoming, encouraging, and supporting immigrant families, a city can create an expanding job market, which allows for improvements in the public education system.

If possible, I would like people here to help me bring this story to the attention of Ari Melber at MSNBC. It would be appreciated if you could send him the above link, and ask that he investigate and report on this. It is part of a two-pronged effort I'm making to get national attention of what the republican party ranks as one of the most important House elections in 2018.

Ari's e-mail is:


Thank you very much!
H2O Man

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Response to H2O Man (Original post)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 03:13 PM

1. Utica, NY! Chicken riggies!

Half moons!

What's not to like?

On a more serious note, Utica (my home town as it happens) was once the queen city of upstate New York, but has long since fallen on hard times. Its population has been steadily declining since the mid-1950s. If it's encouraging immigrants, that's a good thing in my opinion.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 08:37 PM

2. I like Utica.

It's not a bad drive from Chenango County. My brother went to barber school there, and I went to Herkimer CCC. There used to be a good bit of boxing in Utica that we attended and competed in. I have some old friends there to this day.

And I loved the protest against Trump & Tenney in Utica.

Note: I should add that Utica Club was the official beer of the employees on the O&W.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 21, 2018, 11:53 PM

3. This will date me.

I used to work for Mohawk Airlines.

I spent 2 weeks in January, 1969, at the Hotel Utica while I was in training.

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