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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States

I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Saturday, January 09, 2010

    Queens, NY Focus

    News from Queens:

    Quality-of-life on the decline in Astoria

    14 Queens Libraries to Close on Weekends...it is stupid how schools and libraries are always the first to get cut in NYC. These are keystones of civilization, but that doesn't stop people from putting developers and tax cuts for the rich first. Then people wonder why people crime goes up and our youth have so many problems.

    Principal fired for inappropriate sexual conduct with students

    Queens Assemblyman Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case...yet ANOTHER example of how corrupt NY State politics is

    Landlords resist new heating standards...landlords would resist providing tenants with roofs and walls if they thought they could get away with it

    Queens Rep. Tied To Ponzi Schemer

    Empire Development Corporation pissing federal stimulus money away...the EDC seems to be about nothing but corruption, cronyism and pissing money away

    Ozone Park Superfund location to begin cleanup

    Democracy for NYC in Queens:

    Democracy for New York City (DFNYC) is a volunteer-driven non-profit political action committee. We are part of a national coalition of local groups committed to the ideals espoused by Democracy for America, the organization founded by Howard Dean.

    We work both locally and nationally to ensure that fiscally-responsible and socially-progressive candidates win elections at all levels of government. We develop innovative ways to advocate for the issues that matter to our members and promote legislation which has a positive effect in our communities. We engage people in the political process and give them the tools to organize, communicate, mobilize, and enact change on the local, state, and national level.

    Currently there are three Brooklyn chapters: Each meets the First Wednesday of every month.

    Astoria, Queens - 7:30pm, - Ommonia Cafe 32-20 Broadway, with host Jeremiah Frei-Pearson and Costa Constantinides.

    Sunnyside, Queens - 7:30pm, Bliss Street Station restaurant, 47-02 Greenpoint Ave., with host Dan Jacoby.

    Bayside, Queens - 7:00pm, The First Edition, 41-08 Bell Blvd, right near the LIRR stop, with host Steve Behar of Democrats for New Politics.


    An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits
    while you raise your glass, and share ideas while you share a pitcher.
    Drinking Liberally gives like-minded, left-leaning individuals a place
    to talk politics. You don't need to be a policy expert and this isn't a
    book club - just come and learn from peers, trade jokes, vent
    frustration and hang out in an environment where it's not taboo to talk

    * Fourth Wednesday of each month, 7:30 pm onward
    * Bohemian Hall and Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11102 (group of young liberals taking up one lane)
    * Hosted by Donald Graff, queens (at) drinkingliberally.org

    Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens

    The Lesbian & Gay Democratic Club of Queens (LGDCQ) is the only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender independent Democratic club in the Borough of Queens.

    The LGDCQ was founded eleven years ago to increase the visibility of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in the political arena of Queens, New York City, New York State and the nation.

    To receive the monthly newsletter or to be put on the Club's mailing list contact;
    Democratic District Leader Daniel Dromm at
    Write "LGDCQ Newsletter" in subject title.

    Reminders about Sleazy Slasher Monserrate:

    Dem Party dinner serves up a challenger to disgraced state Sen. Monserrate

    US Senator Gillibrand calls for Slasher Monserrate to Resign

    Monserrate Found Guilty... Of Misdemeanor. That means he can keep his state senate seat if he wants. So Queens has a State Senator who switches parties on whiims, slashes the face of his girlfriend, and lies like crazy. State Senator Liz Kruger is demanding Monserrate resign. You can sign the petition to fire Slasher Monserrate

    Some reminders about Slasher Monserrate, one of the traitors who stopped reform in Albany:

    Here is video of Monserrate dragging his girlfriend outside after the slashing he claims was accidental. Is this how you would treat YOUR loved one after accidentally slashing her? From Albany Project:

    View more news videos at: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/video.

    Constituents of dissident Dems are angry, confused...really bad idea to piss off your constituents

    The Facts on Hiram Monserrate

    Marty Golden: Monserrate should resign

    Hiram Monserrate: Queens City Douchebag

    Hiram Monster Rat


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