May
02

Saturday night politics: The New York City Council

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This isn’t your typical politics post. We’re taking sides here, but it the side of the Yanks. In a rather amusing look at the world of New York politics, Times reporter Fernanda Santos canvassed the New York City Council this week. She found that Mets fans out-poll Yankee fans by an 18-13 margin. Seven members of the Council took the politically prudent path of endorsing both, or more pessimistically, neither of the two teams, and Brooklyn’s Bill de Balsio professed his love of the Red Sox. What a traitor.

On another note, feel free to use this thread as the Open Thread. Oliver Perez and the Mets lost to the Phillies on a walk-off walk in the 10th inning, and the Bulls and Celtics are slugging it out in Game 7 of their epic playoff series.

Categories : Asides, Whimsy
  • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    This isn’t your typical politics post. We’re taking sides here

    But most politics posts take sides!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      /sarcasm

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        Good call.

        • Don

          6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other.

          Cut from the same cloth.

  • Bryan

    Is there going to be an open thread, or can I use this space to discuss how horrible Oliver Perez is?

    4 runs, 5 hits, 6 walks in 2 1/3, thats Verasian. You should put that in the “Better than the Mets” catagory.

    /end discussion

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Feel free to use this as the open thread.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Not going to Rodriguez was also probably a pretty costly move. it’s sad but true: every team is a slave to the save rule.

  • Don

    Is there a more useless and corrupt legislature this side of the Atlantic than the NYC Council?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      The New York State Senate.

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        Probably.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      New Jersey state gov’t?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Anything in Illinois?

      • Don

        6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other.

        Cut from the same cloth.

        (placed wrong before)

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Thank God for corruption. If the people got what they really want in a Democracy, the country and most businesses would be bankrupted within a year. Or it would be a Communist state. Or if you’re lucky enough to live in Venezuela, both.

      • Don

        Our country isnt a democracy, its a constitutional republic.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    I met Joe!

    And now I am exceedingly bored. I mean, how do you come off the high of meeting your FREAKING NEPHEW!?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Is he really as handsome as the guy in those Twitter pics, or have the photos been touched up in some way?

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Dustin Pedroia just got intentionally walked so that they could face Ortiz. Interesting…..Ortiz is toast and everybody knows it.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Ouch…

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      wow.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Speaking of worst kept secrets, do you think Scioscia noticed Ellsbury stealing home on Andy? They were TAUNTING him when they got to 3B, and it got so bad that Girardi had to settle him down.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he had a Carlos Delgado-like resurgence in him…I just think that it’s unlikely because his injury is much worse, and he is a bad-body guy.