Category Archives: The Empire State

I Voted for a Winner Today

After decades of very proudly voting for losers, I’ve been on a winning streak since 2016 — Marjorie Byrnes upsets incumbent Joe Errigo in 133rd. It was an endorsement from the local chapter of the Conservative Party of New York … Continue reading

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Back from the ‘Dacks

The Adirondack Mountains was the family’s vacation spot this past week. We stayed in the heart of Natty Bumppo country in Old Forge, New York at Nicks Lake Campground & Day Use Area, one of the best campgrounds. We paddled … Continue reading

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Coincidence?

Yeah, right — Indicted Rep. Collins was early loyalist to Trump.

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Flipper Performs “Love Canal”

A song by one of punk’s most underrated bands to commemorate a local story from my youth — Love Canal: 40 years later.

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Del McCoury Band Performs “That Ol’ Train,” “1952 Vincent Black Lightning,” & “All Aboard”

Coming to town this Friday, with a great regional act and a great local act (whose fiddler taught my daughter violin) — Del McCoury Band, Driftwood & The Honey Smugglers: Genesee presents Park Point’s Concert in the Square.

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Burned-Over District Lake Monsters

“[H]auntings, spirit rapping, utopian communities, ancient ruins, inexplicable phenomena, extraterrestrial visits and the occasional glimpse of a sasquatch” are not all we have to contend with around these parts — Here there be monsters: Diving into the legacy of the … Continue reading

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Wyclef Jean and the Refugee All-Stars Perform “Attraction,” “Raw,” “No Woman, No Cry / Do My,” “We Trying To Stay Alive,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Gone ‘Til November,” “Freestyle,” “Fu-Gee-La,” “Another One Bites The Dust,” “The Star-Spangled Banner,” “Jump Around,” “O.P.P.” & “Piece Of My Heart”

A local concert from about the time I was a fan on the other side of the globe. Sadly, the commenter who says “corny” gets it right. This is the kind of half-assed performance I give when I don’t feel … Continue reading

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We Are All Danvillians

The “City of Churches” hasn’t had a break since the days “Virgil Caine… served on the Danville train” and “Stoneman’s cavalry came and tore up the tracks again” — Chadwick Moore — Left for Dead in Danville: How Globalism Is … Continue reading

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Against Early Voting, Relaxing Voter Registrations, and Unqualified Lesbians

This blogger is against this candidate and what she calls for here — Cynthia Nixon calls for early voting, relaxed registration deadlines. Early voting is a terrible idea. The reason we have an “election day” is to give candidates a … Continue reading

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Bonnie the Wonder Cow and Questions of Identity, Appropriation, Power, Gender, and Intersectionality

At first glance, this story may indeed appear to have a “Disney ending… un-herd of in real life” — Bonnie the wonder cow flees Upstate NY farm, becomes a ‘deer,’ and is saved from slaughter. At second glance, though, the … Continue reading

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