Sunday, February 26, 2017

TWF 275: Green Party Meeting at Freeport Memorial Library, Mon 2/27, 7:30 PM

Greetings, Freeport!

Just a quick event update for you all:  The Green Party of Nassau County will be meeting at the Freeport Memorial Library at 7:30 for it's regularly-scheduled membership meeting.  According to the applicable brief, upcoming elections and other activities are up for discussion.  If you're interested, kindly check them out!  The reason I post this is that you don't usually hear about these kind of meetings, and they especially don't often happen in Freeport!

For other parties, check out the Nassau County Democratic Party website and Facebook Page, as well as the Nassau County Republicans.  (If you're wondering; why, yes, I think both have crappy webpages and need to get a better online presence)

This is not an endorsement of the Green Party or any other party or candidate.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

TWF 274: Peter King and Lee Zeldin Afraid To Face Long Islanders


It should come as no surprise to you that this article will have a political slant.  In fact, it represents a very clear dis-endorsement the likes of which The Weekly Freeporter doesn't usually, you know, do. You'll notice I haven't even said a word about the upcoming Kennedy-Drummond-Hardwick race!  (P.S. The vote is on March 21, 2017, from 6AM-9PM; it's a month away, that's why I haven't written on it, yet)  I also no longer live in Freeport, as I have referred to several times in the past.  That is why I walked away from weekly publication of this venue and why I have only posted occasionally, mainly when something had a Long Island/State/National context.

You may either accept this political bend and read on, or shrug your shoulders and look away.  It will require a very direct call to action from you; you may read that call however you wish, and act however you feel is best.  One way or another, however, The Weekly Freeporter is indeed "The Media," and I have indeed been deemed an "Enemy Of The People" by the President of the United States of America; maybe I take that as some sort of sea change in American politics.  So, Here we go:

Republican Congressman Peter King represents the second Congressional District of New York.  This includes areas so close to Freeport as Levittown and Massapequa.  They're not quite our neighbors but we know them quite well, especially Massapequa's football team.  He's had very kind words to say about General Michael Flynn, who had to resign after lying to the Vice President about illegal ties with Russia; to the best of my knowledge he has not said whether the "Media" is the "enemy of the people."  Why, it's as if he's suddenly vanished!

Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin represents the First Congressional District of New York.  It's further away, including large swaths of Suffolk County according to Ballotpedia.  His opinion on our handling of Russia was that Putin was taking advantage of Obama, yet he's quiet about Trump's Putinophilia.  To the best of my knowledge he has not said whether the "Media" is the "enemy of the people."

As reported today by the website Long Island Press, both men are cowards.

Peter King and Lee Zeldin

I'm sorry; I should be a bit more clear.  Both men plan to hide on the other side of a telephone when they do "town halls" because, I guess, they are just too afraid to look at their constituents.  From Louie Gohmert (who votes against background checks on gun sales, but too scared he'll be shot by an angry constituent) to "Little" Marco Rubio, Republicans have been avoiding town halls almost as if they'd have to actually suffer the consequences of their voting records.

All I'm asking is that if you have some time to kill, and that you're one of his constituents out in Suffolk, you...Well I was going to suggest you opt in to his phone call, but apparently it already happened.  Huh!  Quaint.  As for Peter King, Long Island Press' article doesn't mention when he'll have one - nor, for the record, when some of the Democratic representatives we have will be seen in public again, either.  (I must admit:  I attended a rally hosted by Kathleen Rice and Tom Suozzi.  They're engaged.  Very engaged.)

Here's the bottom line:

Both men, Peter King and Lee Zeldin, are unfit to represent Long Island.

I encourage anyone interested to explore how they might run against these two, because they are unwilling to face their constituents and thus unworthy of representing us to our nation.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

TWF 273: Winter Storm Niko, 2/9/2017 - Schools closed, BE SAFE


Not much time to post (a longgg day, thanks in part to LIRR delays), but a few basic updates as we prepare for the first "real" storm of the year.

Freeport, most Long Island, and (yes) NYC schools are all closed in preparation for this event.  Check your district's webpage for specific information!

The Village's website contains instructions on how to ride this one out.  Among them, clear out any fire hydrants you might have and try if at all possible NOT to park on the streets so the plows can do their jobs.  Wear proper clothing, only drive if necessary, all of the good stuff.  Only call 911 for serious emergencies.

We've seen this kind of thing before, New Yorkers.  We'll see it through.