Monday, September 13, 2010

Dump guide to primary day

Are you excited about primary day Tuesday? Alright, well keep reading anyway.

Here on Staten Island the big Congressional battle between two dapper wanna-be GOP nominees will maybe bring out a few hundred or so voters.

Mike Grimm and Mike Allegretti are the two Republican candidates for Congress on the ballot for the 13th district.The winner of tomorrow's battle royale will advance to the next round against Democrat Mike McMahon in November (kinda like 'American Idol.')

If you are a registered Republican, and still on the fence, we have done the service of summing up the candidates and their most important attributes:

Who has better hair?

This was a close one. While Grimm has a very neatly-trimmed military style crew cut, Allegretti has a little more to work with. This gives him the opportunity of mixing it up a bit, stylistically speaking. He can go with the youthful Italian spike up front, or comb it real business-like when he visits the senior centers. Advantage: Allegretti

Who has the best endorsement?

Gotta give this one to Grimm. By bagging Sarah Palin, the de-facto leader of the Republican party, Grimm will be raking in the out-of-state cash once primary season is over. Allegretti has Vito Fossella, which is great locally but seems to have lost his luster a bit.

Who has better experience?

Grimm was in the FBI and Marines. Sounds great. Only problem is he keeps misusing and allegedly lying about his record - not cool. Allegretti has a good business background, and hasn't run any failed restaurants - nothing earth-shattering. Grimm is kinda smug about the whole Marines thing as well. Think it goes to Allegretti by default.

Who has the better positions?

Both candidates pretty much toe the GOP line on everything from fiscal policy, government spending, health care, the war in Afghanistan. Both have a common disdain for Nancy Pelosi and pretty much everything Obama has accomplished or tried to push through Congress. Notably cap-and-trade, the failed legislation to tax multi-billion dollar corporations for polluting the planet with carbon emissions and causing the country to rely on Saudi Arabia for most of our energy resources. McMahon voted for the bill, which is probably why they hate it so much.

Basically they are similar, but Grimm seems more robotic about his positions - like he's reading a cue card from Rudy Giuliani. Allegretti sounds more sincere, he wins.

Which candidate is a true Staten Islander?

Neither

Also, when you're in the voting booth: don't forget to vote for Crazy Carl Paladino. Good luck tomorrow, young men. Hopefully, we helped you rack up a one or two votes. You're welcome.

3 comments:

  1. Allegretti's TOAGSeptember 14, 2010 at 6:48 AM

    Sorry, SI Dump but here's the truth about Allegretti, of which you are well aware, I'm sure:

    Allegretti's website says he is a "lifelong resident of the 13th Congressional District," which is an outright lie.

    Here is the proof:

    Allegretti’s most recent Manhattan residence was 555 W23rd Street, Apt. S7-C, which he still owns.

    Details on Allegretti's deed for this apartment can be found directly by searching for Document ID No. 2006051100727001 on the NYC Dept. of Finance Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) at this web address:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/jump/acris.shtml

    Here is a NYS Board of Elections record which includes a donation made in September of 2008 by Allegretti to the Friends of Saul Farber State Senate campaign listing 555 W 23 Street as Allegretti's residence. NYS law requires state campaign donors to list their home address when making personal contributions.

    http://www.elections.state.ny.us:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=efs_sch_report+p_filer_id=A38001+p_e_year=2008+p_freport_id=D+p_transaction_code=A

    Here is another NYS Board of Elections record which includes a payment in January of 2003 made to Allegretti as a consultant from the Friends of martin Golden State Senate campaign listing 110 Horatio Street in Manhattan Street as Allegretti's residence.

    http://www.elections.state.ny.us:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=efs_sch_report+p_filer_id=A13015+p_e_year=2004+p_freport_id=K+p_transaction_code=F

    Allegretti says he's a conservative, another lie. Here is the proof:

    Allegretti praised the passage of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill in an email to the NY Times,

    http://community.nytimes.com/comments/dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/the-climate-bill-in-climate-context/?permid=44#comment44

    Allegretti also praised the election of Barack Obama as a "positive development" for the country.

    http://www.theclimategroup.org/our-news/news/2008/11/21/major-development-in-us-climate-debate

    According to his own biography, Mike Allegretti served as Director of Climate Initiatives for the Partnership for New York City from 2006 to 2007.

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-allegretti/6/123/5a0

    In December of 2006, the Partnership for New York City released the report Growth or Gridlock: The Economic Case for Traffic Relief and Transit Improvement for a Greater New York, which advocated strongly for congestion pricing.

    http://www.pfnyc.org/reports/Growth%20or%20Gridlock.pdf

    Allegretti claims he is very involved in creating jobs with his business, Bayside Oil. Then he must be also very involved in approving Bayside's emission of tons of carcinogenic chemical into the air of the 13th congressional district. Here's the proof:

    Planet Hazard summarizes the actual EPA point source data on this Bayside depot that can be found in the Microsoft Access data tables at two links on the EPA website.

    http://www.planethazard.com/phmapone.aspx?lid=30009880&info=pollutants

    ftp://ftp.epa.gov/EmisInventory/2005_nei/point_sector/facility_summary_2005_v2new060809.zip

    ftp://ftp.epa.gov/EmisInventory/2002finalnei/2002_final_v3_2007_summaries/point/2002_nei_v3_facility_sums_sep10_2007.zip

    This site from the NY Times list 26 spill violations against Bayside Fuel Oil in 2007 alone.

    http://projects.nytimes.com/toxic-waters/polluters/new-york/brooklyn?sor

    Finally in this NY Post story, Allegretti is confronted with mob ties to his company, Bayside Fuel Oil.

    http://www.nypost.com/f/print/news/local/staten_island/mob_hurdle_in_si_house_race_bHPnldJQW2fz1znlu1IdYJ

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  2. Allegretti's TOAGSeptember 14, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    I see the dump is editing and deleting truthful comments about the election again.

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  3. no. that must have been a glitch. we apologize. we did get the email:



    Sorry, SI Dump but here's the truth about Allegretti, of which you are well aware, I'm sure:

    Allegretti's website says he is a "lifelong resident of the 13th Congressional District," which is an outright lie.

    Here is the proof:

    Allegretti’s most recent Manhattan residence was 555 W23rd Street, Apt. S7-C, which he still owns.

    Details on Allegretti's deed for this apartment can be found directly by searching for Document ID No. 2006051100727001 on the NYC Dept. of Finance Automated City Register Information System (ACRIS) at this web address:

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/dof/html/jump/acris.shtml

    Here is a NYS Board of Elections record which includes a donation made in September of 2008 by Allegretti to the Friends of Saul Farber State Senate campaign listing 555 W 23 Street as Allegretti's residence. NYS law requires state campaign donors to list their home address when making personal contributions.

    http://www.elections.state.ny.us:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=efs_sch_report+p_filer_id=A38001+p_e_year=2008+p_freport_id=D+p_transaction_code=A

    Here is another NYS Board of Elections record which includes a payment in January of 2003 made to Allegretti as a consultant from the Friends of martin Golden State Senate campaign listing 110 Horatio Street in Manhattan Street as Allegretti's residence.

    http://www.elections.state.ny.us:8080/reports/rwservlet?cmdkey=efs_sch_report+p_filer_id=A13015+p_e_year=2004+p_freport_id=K+p_transaction_code=F

    Allegretti says he's a conservative, another lie. Here is the proof:

    Allegretti praised the passage of the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill in an email to the NY Times,

    http://community.nytimes.com/comments/dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/26/the-climate-bill-in-climate-context/?permid=44#comment44

    Allegretti also praised the election of Barack Obama as a "positive development" for the country.

    http://www.theclimategroup.org/our-news/news/2008/11/21/major-development-in-us-climate-debate

    According to his own biography, Mike Allegretti served as Director of Climate Initiatives for the Partnership for New York City from 2006 to 2007.

    http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-allegretti/6/123/5a0

    In December of 2006, the Partnership for New York City released the report Growth or Gridlock: The Economic Case for Traffic Relief and Transit Improvement for a Greater New York, which advocated strongly for congestion pricing.

    http://www.pfnyc.org/reports/Growth%20or%20Gridlock.pdf

    Allegretti claims he is very involved in creating jobs with his business, Bayside Oil. Then he must be also very involved in approving Bayside's emission of tons of carcinogenic chemical into the air of the 13th congressional district. Here's the proof:

    Planet Hazard summarizes the actual EPA point source data on this Bayside depot that can be found in the Microsoft Access data tables at two links on the EPA website.

    http://www.planethazard.com/phmapone.aspx?lid=30009880&info=pollutants

    ftp://ftp.epa.gov/EmisInventory/2005_nei/point_sector/facility_summary_2005_v2new060809.zip

    ftp://ftp.epa.gov/EmisInventory/2002finalnei/2002_final_v3_2007_summaries/point/2002_nei_v3_facility_sums_sep10_2007.zip

    This site from the NY Times list 26 spill violations against Bayside Fuel Oil in 2007 alone.

    http://projects.nytimes.com/toxic-waters/polluters/new-york/brooklyn?sor

    Finally in this NY Post story, Allegretti is confronted with mob ties to his company, Bayside Fuel Oil.

    http://www.nypost.com/f/print/news/local/staten_island/mob_hurdle_in_si_house_race_bHPnldJQW2fz1znlu1IdYJ

    ReplyDelete