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Offline Big_Tex

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Astoria 2013
« on: February 04, 2011, 01:04:46 PM »
I was reading an article about who is running for Mayor in 2013, and it made me think about what happens when Peter Vallone is term-limited out in 2013.  Any ideas of who's out there to run for his seat?  20 months will go faster than we all think!

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Re: Astoria 2013
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 02:48:35 PM »
Let's see if the Mayan's were right first, and then worry about 2013.

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Re: Astoria 2013
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 05:34:12 PM »
I think local activist/District Leader Costa Constantinides would be the front runner for the council seat. I see him everywhere. He's been in the local paper many times, including the rally to have a speed bump put on 21st Ave. He's also involved heavily in many civics in Astoria, such as being Vice President of the Long Island City-Astoria Alliance. He served as chair of the Coalition for a Better Astoria, which helped stop Fed Ex from moving their trucking facility into Astoria. He is also the President of the Queens County Young Democrats. Costa has fought to advocate for issues such as marriage equality and responsible development. Someone who is this involved must be the front runner for the Council seat!

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Re: Astoria 2013
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 04:47:05 PM »
I think local activist/District Leader Costa Constantinides would be the front runner for the council seat. I see him everywhere. He's been in the local paper many times, including the rally to have a speed bump put on 21st Ave. He's also involved heavily in many civics in Astoria, such as being Vice President of the Long Island City-Astoria Alliance. He served as chair of the Coalition for a Better Astoria, which helped stop Fed Ex from moving their trucking facility into Astoria. He is also the President of the Queens County Young Democrats. Costa has fought to advocate for issues such as marriage equality and responsible development. Someone who is this involved must be the front runner for the Council seat!


I second that!

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Re: 2012
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 04:40:54 PM »
Lots more to do, and the Mayas.

Obama will win NY again and very likely will win re-election.
What grade would you give him thus far?


http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/subjects/politifacts-top-promises/


Also I would be curious what kind of Council speaker Costa would like to see. Another Quinn?
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Re: Astoria 2013
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 08:56:21 PM »
Quote: "Obama will win NY again and very likely will win re-election.
What grade would you give him thus far?"

No. 422 - Create new financial regulations: Promise kept?! Wow, that must be the Bizarro World Obama. The Financial Reform Act of 2010 is an even bigger joke than the Health Care Bill. It does nothing to reenact the key aspects of the Glass Steagall Act, therefore reneging the entire concept of reform. It still allows banks to act like casinos, and does not address the too big to fail problem. If anything banks have gotten even bigger these last 2 years.

Obama may be better than Bush in most respects, but he has furthered the Bush agenda more than even what I feared McCain would have done. Sadly Obama proved himself to be a corporatist not a populist. Most informed people who will vote for Obama in 2012 will do so because the alternative is worse, not because Obama is doing what he campaigned on.

New campaign slogan for 2012: Obama; I may be lousy, but the other guy is worse.

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Re: Astoria 2013
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 10:17:06 PM »
New campaign slogan for 2012: Obama; I may be lousy, but the other guy is worse.
I honestly could say that about almost every campaign there is.  It's very easy to get disillusioned with politics when you start realizing just how big a game it all really is.  It always seems to be a choice of the better of two evils. 

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Re: Astoria 2013
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2011, 01:39:44 AM »
Quote: "Obama will win NY again and very likely will win re-election.
What grade would you give him thus far?"


Obama may be better than Bush in most respects, but he has furthered the Bush agenda more than even what I feared McCain would have done. Sadly Obama proved himself to be a corporatist not a populist. Most informed people who will vote for Obama in 2012 will do so because the alternative is worse, not because Obama is doing what he campaigned on.

New campaign slogan for 2012: Obama; I may be lousy, but the other guy is worse.

You said it much better than I could of.
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Re: Astoria 2013
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2011, 03:32:15 PM »
If a guy who is Bush's ideological opposite (and has his party in control of Congress during the first two years of his term) nonetheless continues Bush policies he campaigned against pretty fervently...



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Re: Astoria 2013
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2011, 04:16:22 PM »
same as it ever was , same as it ever was, same as it ever was , look where ODENHAL'S hand was, same as it ever was , same as it ever was ,same as it ever was , SAME AS IT EVER WAS
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Re: Astoria 2013
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2011, 07:38:31 PM »
in 2012, I'll be rooting for the Mayans.   :mrgreen:

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Re: Astoria 2013
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2011, 08:56:54 PM »
How did a question about our local council representative turn into a discussion of President Obama? TRX, you are the king of yanking political discussions off-topic!  :-)

Costa is definitely a great guy.
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2012 Re: NY
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2011, 08:23:49 PM »
for junkies, and even then a long view,
I remain skeptical of a Congressmember's chances, but want to be hopefull
 
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