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Today's Quote, Oct. 2/14

“Our judges will not continue to represent the diverse face of America if only the well-to-do or the mediocre are willing to become judges.”
William H. Rehnquist

Question of the Day
If you are 'born again', do you now have 2 belly buttons?
                                                                                                                   Oct. 2/14

Housing Visions Strikes Again


                                                                                                                   Oct. 2/14

The Magic Bank Account
Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a contest:
Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in your private account for your
use. However, this prize has rules: The set of rules:

1. Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account.
3. You may only spend it.
4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another
$86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can
say,"Game Over!" It can close the account and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do?

You would buy anything and everything you wanted right? Not only for
yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people
you don't know, because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself,
right? You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you
knew it would be replenished in the morning, right?


Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just can't seem to see it.


1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
3. What we haven't used up that day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever gone.
5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your
account at any time WITHOUT WARNING...

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars.
Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because
time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply, and enjoy life!

Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start "spending"....
                                                                                                                   Oct. 2/14

Tony Stuart
Like him or not he is a pro he knows his job and he does it well.
The last thing he would have been looking for was that kid walking in traffic.
He came to Canandaigua to race.
The other guy came to toke a few with his buds and turn a couple laps.
That is why Stuart is still racing and the other guy is dead.
Case closed.
                                                                                                                   Oct. 2/14






Today's Quote, Oct. 1/14

“It's a scientific fact that if you stay in California you lose one point of your IQ every year”
Truman Capote


Who is a member of the militia?

When you reach the age of 18 in New York State you automatically become a member of the New York State Unorganized Militia.
When you become old enough to bear arms you become a member of the Second Amendment Citizen Militia.
New York State has organizations of militia such as the National Guard, the New York Guard and the Naval Militia. If you wish to form a local organization of the New York State Unorganized Militia you may do so by contacting the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.
The proper method for forming a local organization of the Second Amendment Citizen Militia would be to first organize what is known as a Committee of Safety with an associated Committee of Correspondence. With reasoned consideration and popular support by the community an organization may be formed. This would be a local militia and would not be a part of the New York State Militia.
Due to the current unsettled situations with terrorists and well organized gangs it would be my recommendation to form an organization of the local militia. The purpose would be to create a more responsive and capable pool of militia that can be utilized by the sheriff should local law enforcement become overwhelmed.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Oct. 1/14

“Gig Racing” on East Cayuga St. By Fitzhugh School 1968

                                                                                                                   Oct. 1/14

National Grid says Upstate NY energy prices will be lower this winter


                                                                                                                   Oct. 1/14

City, National Grid Amend ‘Tracking Account’

The High Dam Tracking Account As It was once explained to Me!

Once upon a time the State and or Federal Governments decided it was time to inspect all the dams in the state for safety and structural integrity etc. The owners of these dams were then presented with a list of needed repairs and improvements needed to bring them up to snuff. The high dam was always a nice little moneymaker for the city and as you might expect the city pissed away every dollar it produced and never saved anything for repairs. So when they were faced with several million dollars worth of repairs and updates the city cooked up a deal with Niagara Mohawk.

Under the agreement Ni Mo would make the repairs and updates. The city would pay them back from the proceeds derived from the sale of hydropower at a rate of $xxxx per kilowatt-hour. This agreement assumed the price per kilowatt would rise over the period (30 years) of the agreement. In anticipation of that increase the city elected to make smaller payments up front, while keeping a lion share of the revenue to piss away as usual. Very quickly it became evident that not only was the price per kilowatt-hour not going up but in fact it was going down. This meant the city’s payments were getting smaller rather than larger. Instead of getting together with NI MO fifteen years ago and working out a new payment structure the city just kept taking the lion share while running up a bigger and bigger debt.

If this were you or I paying on a thirty year mortgage we would be at the point where most of our payments were going toward the principal and the interest portion of the payment would be way down. Not so in Ozwego! I cannot remember the exact amount where this all began but I think the amount we owe today is just about the same as it was twenty years ago. This is more like a reverse mortgage and I am totally surprised that one of our elected crooks has not recommended signing over the dam to pay off the debt and perhaps have a little left over to buy a couple more new Mercedes ambulances for the heroes.

In 2006 Alderman Atkins and myself tried to get mayor no nuts to deal with the problem of the tracking account deficit. Randi refused to even discuss, having a discussion, about the problem.

The biggest joke in all of this is the statement made by the sixth ward alderman VonBuren.

“It’s not taxpayer dollars being spent. It’s the revenue generated from selling the power to National Grid,” Council vice president Eric VanBuren pointed out. “So, there are no taxpayers’ funds going toward this payment. It’s the revenue generated from selling the power.”

NO! It is not the taxpayers dollars you are spending …….. its those free dollars that grow on the money trees out in front of city hall. We just send the janitor out there to pick a few thousand every night before he/she leaves.

As I recall when I was on the council the city had revenue from the upper dam in the vicinity of $750,000 per year. If we are now paying an additional (average) $40,000 per month of that revenue to pay off the debt that means there will be $480,000 less revenue per year in the city budget.









Today's Quote, Sept 28/14

"Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason."

Samuel Adams



Quality of Life
You got it about right, Myers looks pretty healthy to me as well...I bet he skips all the way to the bank to cash that disability check which is larger thanks to the slime deal he worked out with that spineless mayor so he could keep his job as 2nd Ward Councilor.
                                                                                                                   Sept 28/14

Look who has been a busy boy!...Justin
Why would this post that happened 4/2013 , one and 1/2 years ago, be put
on here now.Sept. 26, 2014?? This young man has changed his life around
and is doing great and now someone puts this up...I don't believe that
should have been posted again...Why can't people leave well enough
alone? And you should have checked the date before posting!! I am his
grandmother,and my name is Nancy Denny.
                                                                                                                   Sept 28/14

Conservative Line for Oswego County Family Court judge
I didn't take long for the Conservatives to put Ebby on the Consevative line that Benedetto vacated. Now the Republicans have what they want, Benedetto out and Ebby on the Republican, Independence, and conservative lines. It must make Baby Backus and the Oswego County judges feel good that they were able to taint the process for county judge races.
                                                                                                                   Sept 28/14

Give it a rest, "captain" ed, take a break, head to Pa. and join up with
that screwball running around in the woods. The Poconos are beautiful
this time of year. Nobody gives a sh!t about your militia or you.
                                                                                                                   Sept 28/14






Today's Quote, Sept 27/14

"Humankind cannot take too much reality."
T.S. Eliot

Ultimate Pay Back for Nose Plug Repoops
If I was a Repoop who was going to vote for Beneditto and now cannot because of dirty tricks I would cast my vote for Louann Coleman. Don't let Ebby win, the ultimate pay back.
                                                                                                                   Sept 27/14

You are the militia.
It was not expected that the Second Amendment (Citizen) militia should be available to be drafted or called-up for service in the standing army or organized militia. What was and is expected is that each and every citizen should be prepared to respond according to their ability. Each person should make a determined effort to be able to make a significant and effective contribution to the citizen militia. Any action deliberate or negligent to make oneself unavailable or unsuitable for the citizen militia is an act of poor citizenship and places every other citizen in peril.
The use of the word "militia" as a pejorative by the media is causing many to embrace a false premise that the militia is only for gun nuts or anti government crazies. Do not fall into the trap of believing interpretations and analysis made by the media. The militia can serve other useful purposes that range from armed confrontation to humanitarian assistance. It will be what you want and what the circumstances call for. It can do nothing if it does not exist due to prejudice or narrow thinking.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 27/14

Quality of Life
Went to pay my “Quality of Life” water bill recently and was appalled at the condition of city hall. To think of the money we pay to live in this city and the place is an absolute dump! Many pigeons living in the eaves shitting all over the building and possibly anyone walking underneath, pigeons screwing on the roof (maybe they can sell the eggs), chipping paint, SPIDERS, WTF?! And there were 2 city workers looking up laughing at it all. Before I walked away in disgust I saw Myers for the first time since grade school going over to take charge of things by all appearances of his swagger walking up to the 2 laughing city workers. Must say, he doesn’t look all that much in pain from getting hurt on the county. God forbid a pigeon shits on his head, he might go out of “work” again on the taxpayers’ dime.
                                                                                                                   Sept 27/14

fish on oswego river
The fish are not working with the city of Oswego. Get the fire dept. code dept. and the aldermen on this or we are going to lose any credit from the dec.







Today's Quote, Sept 26/14

“Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain”

 William Faulkner



Republicans to hand out nose plugs at November Election
Read the paper today where Tom Benedetto has dropped out of the election for Oswego County Family Court Judge and took his name off the ballot.
What kind of pressure must have been applied to Tom to not only get out of the race, but to have the Republican powers to be able to make arrangements to take his name off the ballot, required calling in a lot of favors. Normally one can decline to continue to run for a political office, but after the primary, which he won on the conservative line, his name would still be on the ballot. Tom was screwing up the works for Ebby because he would have split the Republican and Conservative votes, and the political parties and the judges were going to have none of that! Their candidate is Ebby and Benedetto was not going to split the vote and allow Lou Anne Colman a chance to win that judgeship because of Tommy Boy.
Here is how it went down:
Tom, you won the Conservative line in the primary for Family court Judge and we can not allow you to split the vote! If you want to keep your current position in the court system, we would suggest that you decline to run. Furthermore we need you off the ballot completely because we don't want anybody voting for you if you name is on the ballot. We know you want to keep your job in the courts, and if you do what we want, we will back you in 4 years after Ebby has to retire because he will be 70.
Now to get you off the ballot, we will make a deal with the Conservatives in Queens County to nominate you through their convention to run you for Supreme Court on a Conservative line in Queens ( in the heart of New York City, and a Democrat strong hold) of which you have absolutely no chance of winning, but, by having you on the ballot in Queens, you name has to be taken off the ballot in Oswego because you can not be on a ballot in two places.
You can tell the people that you and your wife made the decision to do this and the party and judges had nothing to do with it. Four years Tom ,and you will be our candidate and you get to keep your job. Good, we thought you would see it our way.
Tom, it is too bad that you sold your constitutes down the river. How do you explain to those that went out and voted for you because they believed you were the right person for the job. It is understood that they wanted you gone, but if four years do you think they will honor their promise ? Also, for the next 4 years you have to look yourself in the face everyday knowing you sold yourself to un-honorable men like Backus, and some of the local judges who will never allow you to belong to their club
Yes, they will have to give the Republicans and Conservatives and anybody else who votes for Ebby, a nose plug to get past the stench that will be coming off that ballot when they vote for him.
                                                                                                                   Sept 26/14

Look who has been a busy boy! … Justin

                                                                                                                   Sept 26/14

the mom an pop store you referred to
Castrogiovanni's. And a couple of blocks west from them was
Corridino's. Remember Cob and Emma talking to my parents and me going
grocery shopping there as a kid, the air was heavily sceted with
pecorino romano cheese mixed with the smell of fresh meat being cut.
Nice people. Miss those old Italion grocery stores.
                                                                                                                   Sept 26/14

Your informational essays
Your informational essays from our forefathers show that you take a lot of your time researching the shame of it all. Is the wooden men who have been elected , in the past couple of decades have forgot the oath that they took.
                                                                                                                   Sept 26/14






Today's Quote, Sept 25/14

""There Is A Voice Inside Of You
That Whispers All Day Long,
"I Feel That This Is Right For Me,
I Know That This Is Wrong."
No Teacher, Preacher, Parent, Friend
Or Wise Man Can Decide
What's Right For You- Just Listen To
The Voice That Speaks Inside.""
Shel Silverstein


Re : "Corporal" Ed
In case you've wondered where his "head's at", and you'd like to help him find it ,you'll have to crawl up his ass and take a hard right!

Ed Harrington..for Mayor
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

Re: Hmmmmm..
Just pointing out the lack of leadership towards safety and Laws not being followed by Novelis leaders.
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

store on utica street
Joe corradino
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

Utica St. grocery store
Are you referring to the grocery store run by “Cob” Corradino ?
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

For Nostalgia Fiend
There were two I remember on Utica Street. Castrogiovanni's on the corner of W. 8th and Utica, and the Utica Cash Market owned by the Corradinos across from Vona's. Utica Cash had delicious Italian Sausage!
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

I bet the spelling was wrong--lol-- I remember the rickedy old floors and the wall of gumball machines :0)
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

Store on W.Utica
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

The name was Castro’s on west 9 & Utica. They called the owner Sabby.
Castrogiovanni , Sabastrain
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

The nature of the political beast.
Recently I covered George Washington's Farewell Address where he made a case that political parties would destroy America.
We are now into another campaign season with elections in a few weeks. We are being bombarded with campaign materials of all types. I am sure you are as tired of it as I am. But, it does present an opportunity to reflect on the warning that George Washington gave to us.
There is one aspect what we are being subjected to in these campaigns that needs to be addressed and that is the negativity and venom that characterizes a good portion of what is inflicted upon us.
Is it reasonable to expect that upon taking office that the nature of the beast changes? Do you honestly believe that you will be treated with more respect than is displayed toward political opponents? Do you honestly believe that every interaction you have with a party loyalist will not be viewed through a political filter? Do you honestly believe that politics of division inherit in political parties does not poison the nature and character of those who practice it?
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

Where do you stand?
Where do you stand?
In his work , A Nation Of Cowards, Jeffry R Snyder notes the following: “One who values his life and takes seriously his responsibilities to his family and community will possess and cultivate the means of fighting back, and will retaliate when threatened with death or grievous injury to himself or a loved one. He will never be content to rely solely on others for his safety, or to think he has done all that is possible by being aware of his surroundings and taking measures of avoidance. Let's not mince words: He will be armed, will be trained in the use of his weapon, and will defend himself when faced with lethal violence.” “How can you rightfully ask another human being to risk their life to protect yours? Is it because it is their job and we pay them to do it? Is it because your life is of an incalculable value and theirs is only the value of their salary? If you believe guns are reprehensible then how can you call upon another to use one for your advantage?”

From George Washington -”It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it,...” Sentiments,The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799, Writings 26: 374—76, 388—91, Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick. 39 vols. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1931—44.

Authentic treachery is found when we abandon ourselves, becoming deaf to the whispers of our spirit and blind to the powerful potential therein.
Joaquin Mariel Espinoza

TREACHERY - Violation of allegiance or of faith and confidence. The man who betrays his country in any manner, violates his allegiance, and is guilty of treachery. This is treason. The man who violates his faith pledged to his friend, or betrays a trust in which a promise of fidelity is implied, is guilty of treachery. The disclosure of a secret committed to one in confidence, is treachery. This is perfidy [meaning - violating oath and trust of office]. Webster's 1828 Dictionary
PER'FIDY, noun [Latin perfidia; per and fides, faith.] The act of violating faith, a promise, vow or allegiance; treachery; the violation of a trust reposed. perfidy is not applied to violations of contracts in ordinary pecuniary transactions, but to violations of faith or trust in friendship, in agency and office, in allegiance, in connubial engagements, and in the transactions of kings.
Trust reposed – As citizens we have been entrusted with the duty to defend the lives, liberty and property of our fellow citizens by participating in a citizen militia comprised of all citizens capable of bearing arms.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

History question
Corradinos maybe?
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14

Store on Utica street
I believe it was Castro’s
                                                                                                                   Sept 25/14







Today's Quote, Sept 24/14

“I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.”
Ray Charles


City, National Grid Amend ‘Tracking Account’


                                                                                                                   Sept 24/14


The Militiaman's Code, A Suggestion
The militiaman shall be:
1. Prepared: They shall be prepared physically, spiritually, mentally and skillfully.
2. Vigilant: Searches all horizons and notes all events.
3. Respectful: Have a personal code of honor. Have cultural sympathy.
4. Aware: Keeps up with current events and maintains a historical perspective. Knows the enemy.
5. Courageous: Is determined, long-suffering, innovative and adaptive.
6. Responsive: Maintains availability and is responsive and flexible when called.
7. Patriotic: Have sense of loyalty to home, community and country.
8. Compassionate: Is merciful and views others as themselves.
9. Responsible: Carries out duties and orders to the best of their ability. Admits errors.
10. Curious: Keeps up on the skills and tools of the militiaman. Questions all that surround them.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 24/14

Tired of the Boring Right-Wing Extralegal "Citizens"Militia" Propaganda
In case you're having trouble sorting through the intentionally misleading information being shoveled by the fat bar fly from the Hannibal American Legion who calls himself "Captain" Ed (he was a Corporal..maybe) The truth is 90% of all "Citizen's" Militias are on the Federal Goverment's TERROR WATCH LIST. GOOGLE : SOVEREIGN CITIZENS MILITIA ( they are all the same) By the way Jon Alvarez the "Commander" of the Hannibal Militia is a freaking Mexican.Talk about confused! The purpose of these affiliated private Armies is the overthrow of the US govt to be replaced with the "Christian" version of Sharia Law with a bunch of fat perverted mysogynistic child molestors in charge of everything that you think.
Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android by Guy Fo
                                                                                                                   Sept 24/14

History question.
What was the name of the father / son groceries market on West Utica Street circa 1970s?

The father had it going back for years; but the son didn't seem all that interested in fighting
off the trends toward super-markets shoppers were preferring and it didn't last much longer than
the mid, late-80s.

Began with a "C."

Thank you.

Nostalgia fiend.
                                                                                                                   Sept 24/14







Today's Quote, Sept 23/14

"The difference between the possible and the impossible lies in a person's determination."
Tommy Lasorda

Re: OK, I GET IT!....
Good post but the best part was this: ED HARRINGTON FOR MAYOR!
Amen Luver....AMEN!
                                                                                                                   Sept 23/14

OK, I Get It
I saw four cars parked on the grass today, they are the same ones I see every day. I guess it is selective enforcement that you have been selected to receive recognition for grass parking. Have you annoyed anyone in power? Yes, we must preserve the Hudders quality of life. No one would dare to make them cover their garbage cans. That would deter the skunks from traveling through their neighbor's yards on the way to the HUD Cafe. Can't require anything of those Hudders. They'll go cry to Mary Vanouse and she'll give them a little kiss and make them all better. Keep off the grass, please!!
                                                                                                                   Sept 23/14

Seems like the F turd poster might be a bit of a green eyed monster? What have you been doing with your life for the past 6 years? Seems like you are just wasting your time on old news. Do something constructive and check out how the Scarecrow finally got a brain..in OZ. Hahahaa Fool !!!!!!!
                                                                                                                   Sept 23/14

3 Afghan soldiers found trying to cross border to Canada

                                                                                                                   Sept 23/14

What is the militia for?
Under the US Constitution and the statutes of the several states the militia is deemed to be well regulated when it has three components: I. Organized militia; II. Unorganized militia; III. Citizens that keep and bear arms. The militia is to: (1.) Execute the laws of the Union; (2.) Suppress insurrections; (3.) Repel invasions; (4.) Respond at a short notice to any “very interesting emergency”; (5.) Remove the need for a standing army in a time of peace; (6.) Maintain a pool of trained personnel to be drafted into the organized militia or federal forces; (7.) Develop and maintain pride, honor and patriotic regard in the public; (8.) Resist any “sudden impression which might be attempted by a foreign enemy”; (9.) Provide the security necessary for a free state; (10.) Preserve boundaries; (11.) Resist the ambitions of those seeking empire; (12.) Provide an immediate resource for the sheriffs.
This third component of the militia, the citizen militia, is not the unorganized state militia. Members of the organized and unorganized state militia are certainly part of the citizen militia and may provide the trained and disciplined component. The citizen militia also includes those citizens who are not eligible for the organized or unorganized components of the state militia.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 23/14




Today's Quote, Sept 21/14

“The private control of credit is the modern form of slavery”
Upton Sinclair

On two recent occasions, I parked my car on my neatly manicured lawn (thinking that it WAS my lawn per MY property tax bill). Once, so my grandchildren could draw chalk pictures and play safely out of the road, as I have no sidewalk on the active side of my home, and once again so that I could do some repair work on my son’s vehicle.

Thinking little of it, I left my own vehicle on the lawn, figuring to put it back in the driveway first time out in the morning. Much to my surprise (the first time) and frustration (the 2nd time) I pulled from beneath my wiper blade a letter from the mayor defining the Oswego’s new IMPROVED QUALITY OF LIFE parking ordinance.

I realize that I am not above the law, and will fully comply in the future, but SERIOUSLY!..........I can’t park on my own lawn for a few hours? This city has WAAAAY more important problems to deal with!

Fine.........I GET it..........being watched.........soon to be ticketed. Not to worry Mayor Gulpagain, from now on when I return from driving through Little Harlem looking at the garbage that lines Bridge Street on Tuesday mornings, I’ll be sure and park in my driveway or garage so as not to detract from my Hudderville neighbor’s quality of life.

Instead of such petty harassment of responsible home owners, why not try to improve THE ENTIRE CITY’S quality of life by doing something POSITIVE like passing a local law requiring ALL trash placed at the curb to be in covered containers?! Cleaner (not dragged through town by dogs) Safer (not nurturing a rodent population) and More attractive to passing suckers who might be considering moving to this once beautiful city.
And it wouldn’t hurt to get the gas grills, beer kegs, mosquito breeding wading pools, broken lawn furniture and NASCAR inflatables moved to the back yards either!

Oswego (and applying a little LOGIC) Luver
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

I believe there are laws and ordinances covering most of the things you mentioned. What we do not have is anyone with the backbone to enforce them.

East side linear walkway
Just curious as to whether Broadwell will be putting up another fence to limit access to E linear walkway when he builds his new Hotel.
He now has a fence that stops access walking down what I always thought was a NY State wall in back of his convention center. Was told recently he bought IT. Bought the State Wall. From whom.
Also can Broadwell or his security Staff (Mr Sterio) control who goes down towards the E Marina on E 1st St.
Seems as though the city and certain individuals just take what they want whether they own it or not.
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

Farmer's Market
With at least one officer on duty at Farmer's Market I was wondering why the really young kids were allowed inside the broken fence around the old front entrance of the old police station. Mom I guess pulled up the orange plastic temporary fencing and allowed her kids to climb up on the old cannon then she disappeared for a while probably shopping.
If the officer wasn't busy talking to that young blond he might have seen what was going on. You never see these guys talking to the older citizens just the young ladies who have so many important questions and tight jeans.
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

grey jeep

I did not understand about the comment on the grey jeep.
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

colemen build
Any work that is to be done and the new owner or the city are looking at any public money goes under prevailing wage, which means it is all union scale. I am only guessing. But what I can tell to the stone work on the outside to the roof structure , and jacking the floors and roof, for starts, and repointing masonary, not knowing what condition the foundation is in , this is over a million, I am guessing. Former supt. And gen. foremen for the carpenters local #12 and 277 45 yrs. In the trade
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

Also rumor has it that when the city of Oswego and coleman s struck a deal, colemans pulled a fast one on the city of Oswego and used the new kitchen equipment that was suppose to go into the building in Oswego, went into the Syracuse restaurant and the old equipment came to oswego
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

Grey Fire Department Pick up Truck
When did start making pick up trucks emergency vehicles? Maybe we can put a set of flashing lights and serene on the DPW trucks so they can speed through intersections on the way repair a sidewalk, or put them on the city trash truck so they can get to their garbage pick ups faster.
Mr. mayor, isn't about time you got off you ass and started acting like the person in charge of these men! The firemen at the accident know who the fireman was that came speeding over the bridge, so do something for a change instead of sticking your head in the sand; start an investigation into his reckless behavior. For the past three years you have been a spineless wimp, stand up and act like a man. Make McRobbie investigate this and hand out some discipline!
                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

Sometime in the late fall of 2013 the heroes acquired a new 4x4 pickup with plow as I understand it. First it was only marked with a removable sign that said Fire Department. The sign was frequently removed so as to keep it's existence a secret. It was also conveniently removed when the truck is used to plow the homes and rental properties belonging to the heroes.


Novelis Manager- F-Tard
On 9/5/08 at 3:12 a.m., Gregory J. Dufore II, 25, of 93 Erie St., Oswego, NY was arrested for DWI; Aggravated DWI; Speed in Zone and Failure to Keep Right following a traffic stop investigation at the intersection of CR 57 and Highland Dr. in the Town of Scriba of which was initiated by patrol observation of the vehicle crossing the double solid yellow lines. Mr. Dufore was issued, returnable to the Town of Scriba Court on 9/18/08.

                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14






Today's Quote, Sept 20/14

"My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder."
William G. Golding

D.A. Gets A Do-Over
Judge in Heidi Allen case reverses decision


                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

                                                                                                                   Sept 20/14

Grey jeep
Maybe the idiot in the grey jeep was trying to justify ot for "being on the scene".

                                                                                                                   Sept 20/1





Today's Quote, Sept 18/14

"It is not what you say that matters but the manner in which you say it; there lies the secret of the ages."
William Carlos Williams

Oswego County D.A. F**ks Up Again
Oaks ontinues to follow the footsteps of His predecessor in the Heidi Allen / Gary Thibodeau case.

                                                                                                                   Sept 18/14

Former Oswego County sheriff's deputy accused of touching, showing pornography to 13-year-old girl.


                                                                                                                   Sept 18/14

Now I understand why they call the OFD a bunch of Clowns
At 4:35 P.M. I was at the corner of E 10th Street and 104 getting ready to take a right turn as I had the green light. I heard a siren coming from the east around the at the top of the hill by Dunkin Donuts, so immediately came to a stop. Racing down the hill around 50 MPH or more comes a grey pick-up truck with flashing lights, and I was wondering why a volunteer fire fighter was allowed to race through the city at a high rate of speed, knowing they have to follow the speed limit and all road laws.
Well, it wasn't a volunteer, it was a grey pick-up cab truck with Oswego Fire Department on the side. After it passed, I followed in west down 104 and this idiot was weaving in and out of traffic, nearly hit a tractor trailer, and was hardly slowing for the intersections. I got to east 1 St and 104 ready to cross the bridge and saw there was a minor car accident at Water Street. Already on the scene was the Chief's white truck, that huge fire truck with the ladder ( I think they call it a quint truck), a police car and an ambulance which was leaving as there were no injuries. The idiot in the grey truck had already turned around and was heading back east across the bridge without flashing lights or siren. He only drove by the accident, turned around and left...less than 2 minutes.
The question is if there were already 7 firemen and 2 policemen who had secured the scene and were directing traffic, all the emergency vehicles that were needed for the accident were there, and no injuries, why the f&%k was that idiot in the grey pick-up truck risking not only his life and the property of the city, but other lives when the traffic is the worst on 104, to go to an accident that had already been secured and was being cleaned up? The ambulance was leaving without lights or siren to go back to the station.
As I said, I now know why they call the OFD a bunch of clowns. If I had not seen it with my own eyes, and somebody else wrote this, I would not have believed it. Maybe the mayor and the chief should look into this, but from what I now have seen and understand, it will go un-noticed and un-punished. Sooner or later this idiot is going to kill someone through his disregard for safety, and the city will pay out millions.

Once a Doubter, Now a Believer
                                                                                                                   Sept 18/14




Today's Quote, Sept 17/14

"Speak when you are angry - and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret."
Dr. Laurence J. Peter

Rochester man charged with trying to aid Islamic State group
This guy needs to spend about thirty years in one of our off shore prisons and then get sent back where he came from.


                                                                                                                   Sept 17/14

Foundations built on Sand.
We are now facing increased danger from terrorists; gangs; drug cartels; disenfranchised minorities; etc. But we have constructed a national civil defense system by means of patronage, nepotism and cronyism as well as other corruption be it political, economic or personal. With that in mind, just how confident can we be that our defense is adequate? Now that it appears that we actually have to rely on these defenses – can we say that we have done our very best? Can we look in our children's eyes and tell them that we made their future secure and that we did it out of love? Do you really believe that a society built on this type of corruption can stand against the storms we now face both externally and internally?

You do not have to look very far to see that our civil defense posture is very weak. Are the local people in charge really up to the task? Would it not be wise at this time to rebuild the citizen militia and do it as quickly as possible?
When you go to the polls this year ask yourself – Can I really trust these folks with my or my children's back?

Patronage – The power of putting people into advantageous positions, bestowing privileges.
Nepotism – Favoritism shown in the advancement of relatives, especially by appointing to offices for reasons other than personal worth.
Cronyism – Favoritism toward friends in business or government.

Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 17/14

Oz Renaissance Assoc.
It is going to take more than some paint slapped on a few old houses to revive this city. The snake needs to have it's head cut off. The cause for the downward spiral of Oz is the glut of rental properties. The City should be strongly supporting owner occupied residences. You can do this by not issuing rental permits.
                                                                                                                   Sept 17/14

Pre-Megan's Law sex offender relocation notice
Brian H Savage Sr has moved from 50 E.7th St (Cayuga St side) Oswego ,NY 13126 to the 100 block of Duer St between E.Bridge St and E.Oneida St Oswego NY 13126 Watch the Taxi business being operated from this location for the exact house number.
                                                                                                                   Sept 17/14






Today's Quote, Sept 16/14

"Don't write so that you can be understood, write so that you can't be misunderstood."
William Howard Taft

Kudos to the driver of a black pickup GCZ 5661, pulling a small boat, for throwing your empty drink bottle out on 481 Monday morning Sept. 8 about 9:00 AM.
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Mayor Canidates
In Response:
Mayor Candidates:
"Some of the ones I heard are Raby, Sweet, Bell, Kapawhits, VanBuren, Cosemento, and Dehm."

Sounds like the same old same old! Wouldn't anyone else like to see a young face take a run for mayor? City needs some energy! Any thoughts? Names?
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Re: Mayoral Candidates
As a private-sector working taxpayer, there’s only one candidate I would really enjoy pulling a lever for. I used to when he ran for school board. Fran Hoefer!
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Re: Responding to "go away"
I too initially thought you were "Doc Bill 2.0" but I later realized your posts were not as inflammatory or derogatory as his were. However, you both share one trait. Your posts are not what I would consider brief. Also, I am having trouble trying to figure out what you message is!
If you have a point you want to get across, being concise would be a better approach as unfortunately most readers have a short attention span!
BTW: Doc didn't know how to use the Spell Check feature all computers have.
Prof ED.
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Oswego Mayor
A new face for Oswego's mayor??? How about someone from the Oswego Renaissance Association?? They are doing a fantastic job trying to bring Oswego back from decay.
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Suny oz
Aaron wasn't in a faithful marriage just ask his wife? He had plenty fun bike riding with the neighbor when the wife wasn't around which is why he is divorced now!
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14

Foundations of Corruption
Patronage, Nepotism, Cronyism – Foundations of Corruption

The United States is facing threats on several fronts including: terrorists; drug cartels; gangs; angry minorities who have been deprived and politically victimized; tyrannical foreign governments.
I have been arguing how the Citizen Militia created by the Second Amendment might be useful in these troubled times. It can provide security and it is also a mechanism for developing citizenship.

Having them exposed to these threats and denying our school children the protection of the citizen militia is denying them a right that is clearly stated in the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution. Those responsible for denying or infringing that right should be held accountable. Even in someone's distorted view that the National Rifle Association is responsible for past and future attacks against school children – would it not seem reasonable and responsible for them to advocate to establish an effective security of militia for those children?
                                                                                                                   Sept 16/14





Today's Quote, Sept 15/14

"No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her body. No woman can call herself free until she can choose consciously whether she will or will not be a mother."
Margaret Sanger

Thanks George for the excellent post.
I still have fond memories of Mr. Beck's Mechanical Drawing classes. I wasn't nearly as good as you were but what I learned came in handy interpreting engineering drawings in my career.
Keep your powder dry.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Responding to "go away".
I have no idea who Docbill is or what his views are.
It is certainly refreshing to encounter someone that is gifted in the arts of argumentation and persuasion as you have clearly demonstrated.
I believe if you give Mr. Harrington a call he will explain to you that reading from posters you do not agree with is not compulsory.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Mayoral Candidates
If this is the list you have heard, Oswego will be taken over by the state within a year due to bankruptcy, that is, if Gillen doesn't drive it there before 2016.
My take on these candidates:
Raby, his business is already marginalized by the "Big Box Stores", and he can not afford to loose more money from the people who would eventually hate him because of the politics of being mayor.
Sweet....really....you are kidding!
Bell, too close to the landlords....would only drive us to bankruptcy quicker
Kapawits AKA Halfawitz...he is one of the major reasons the city is so f%$k@d up. NOBODY wants this fool back in city government
VanBuren...Halfawitz's ...lap dog.....that would be like having Becker as mayor
Cosmento....really , again....please!
Dehm, Probably the worst chief we ever had, couldn't manage the OPD, how would he manage a city....He couldn't even get a guard job at the nukes after he was let go.
One that I have heard was Lighthall, you remember him, the sheriff's under, you know, the one that helped covered up the Gosek accident at South West Oswego when Gosek ran into the electrical light pole. One has to ask who made made arraignments to get Gosek's girlfriend home after the accident.

This is a pretty impressive list of who not to consider for mayor.
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Summarizing on what has been said to this point
Summarizing on what has been said to this point regarding the Second Amendment militia.

The Second Amendment Militia is separate and distinct from the state militia.
Security provided by the Second Amendment militia is a right of the people especially the children in school. We are entitled to this security at all times and in all places.
The militia of the Second Amendment is authorized to carry arms sufficient to provide security against arms available to foreign and domestic enemies.
The secondary function of the Second Amendment militia is to respond to government maladministration.
Depriving any citizen of their rights to security under the Second Amendment is a prosecutable offense.
Anyone violating an oath to protect the rights of citizens to the security guaranteed by the Second Amendment is guilty of treachery and perfidy.
The "regulation" of the Second Amendment is done by the citizens - not the government.
Participation in the citizen militia is responsibility of citizenship equivalent to jury duty.
It is the individual citizens responsibility to keep themselves suitably outfitted, trained and conditioned to participate in the citizen militia. Children must be prepared for militia service.
It is the responsibility of the sheriff to conduct regular training and drills with the citizen militia.
Captain Ed
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

oswego county cost savings
Once a week the solid waste transfer station in Oswego is shut down as a cost cutting move.
Then leave the lights on all day with no one there.
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

How to obtain New York state evaluation scores for your child's teacher, principal


                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

Syracuse home sellers can't stop student rentals around nation's No. 1 party school


                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14

In Response:
Mayor Candidates:
"Some of the ones I heard are Raby, Sweet, Bell, Kapawhits, VanBuren, Cosemento, and Dehm."

Sounds like the same old same old! Wouldn't anyone else like to see a young face take a run for mayor? City needs some energy! Any thoughts? Names?
                                                                                                                   Sept 15/14





Today's Quote, Sept 13/14

“A lot of 18-year-olds are like old men. They think they've seen everything.”
Ben Folds


Galicia, a geographical area nestled into southeastern Poland and western Ukraine, was the northern-most province of the Austrian Empire until the end of World War I.
Its ethnic background was traditionally mixed. One group of people played an important role in the historical development of this area - the Cossacks. Derived from the Turkic Kazak (free man) - their origins date back to the 14th century.

This was the homeland of my maternal grandfather and like many “free men” who came before him he served in a mounted military unit. In 1906 he emigrated to the United States seeking the vast opportunities in this country; the greatest being freedom.

In the course of history rule of Galicia changed frequently. In 1938, with the reunification of Austria and Germany, new laws were imposed by the National Socialist German Workers Party (NAZI). One of those laws being:

Regulations against Jews’ Possession of Weapons
11 November 1938

The basis in Sect. 31 of the Weapons Law of 18 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 265), Article III of the Law on the Reunification of Austria with Germany of 13 March 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I, p. 237), and Sect. 9 of the Fuhrer and Chancellor’s decree on the administration of the Sudeten-German districts of 1 October 1938 (Reichsgesetzblatt I p. 1331) are the following ordered:

Sect. 1 Jews (Sect. 5 of the first Regulations of the German Citizenship Law of 14 November 1935, (Reichsgetzblatt I, p. 1333) are prohibited from acquiring, possessing, and carrying firearms and ammunition, as well as truncheons or stabbing weapons. Those now possessing weapons and ammunition are at once to turn them over to the local police authority.

Sect. 2 Firearms and ammunition found in a Jew’s possession will be forfeited to the government without compensation.

Sect. 3 The Minister of the Interior may make exceptions to the Prohibition in Sect.1 for Jews who are foreign nationals. He can entrust other authorities with this power.

Sect.4 Whoever willfully or negligently violates the provisions of Sect. 1 will be punished with imprisonment and a fine. In especially severe cases of deliberate violations, the punishment is imprisonment in a penitentiary for up to five years.

Sect. 5 For the implementation of this regulation, the Minister of the Interior waives the necessary legal and administrative provisions.

Sect. 6 This regulation is valid in the state of Austria and in the Sudeten-German districts.

Berlin, 11 November 1938
Minister of the Interior

The 1928 weapons law, enacted in a democratic Germany, included the registration of firearms. This expedited German leaders’ ability to locate individuals selected in the 1938 law and confiscate their weapons - there lies the peril of registration.

The recently passed SAFE Act in New York State is riddled with infringements regarding ownership of firearms by law abiding citizens. The preponderance of misleading statements, by anti-gun zealots, about the dangers of “military type weapons” in the possession of law abiding citizens speaks to their ignorance of constitutional law and New York history.

On May 15, 1939, in United States v. Miller, the Supreme Court of the United States unanimously decided: “The significance attributed to the term Militia appears from the debates in the Convention, the history and legislation of Colonies and States, and the writings of approved commentators. These demonstrate that the Militia comprised all males physically capable of acting in concert for the common defense ‘A body of citizens enrolled for military discipline.’ And further, that ordinarily when called for service these men were expected to appear bearing arms supplied by themselves and of the kind in common use at that time.” In fact, attorneys, for the United States, argued that “The Second Amendment protects only the ownership of military-type weapons appropriate for use in an organized militia.”

Further, the importance of personal ownership of “military-type weapons” can readily be seen from the “Extracts of the Revolution of the Convention for calling out one-fourth part of the militia of Suffolk, Queens and Kings Counties passed July 20th, 1776. That the non-commissioned officers and privates who shall furnish themselves with a good and sufficient Musket or firelock, Cartouch Box and Belt and Bayonet or Hatchet …”

The New York State SAFE Act will only make it safer for criminals and terrorists - who obviously have no intention of complying with any law. Exploiting the tragedy, in Connecticut, as a justification for this blatant attack on the law-abiding citizenry of this state, when that incident was perpetrated by a criminal or terrorist, is unthinkable.

It is by the injudicious passage of laws like these that the freedom my grandfather and many others sought, and found here, is vanishing.


George M. Clark
Oswego, New York
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

I feel that the fishing regulations on the Oswego River are:
Will someone at the PALL Times come up with a NEW poll. This same one has been posted for over a year. One things for SURE our local leaders are not paying attention. Salmon Season use to bring in a lot of business. WAS a well established Tourist attraction. We never had to PAY for a committee for this one. Or maybe they will pretend they discovered it. OUR Officials should look out Bridie Mannor’s window window, while having their Private Meetings there.


                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Oswego Speedway
Cold weather is on the way!
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

And a Full Moon.

Capt. Ed
You are another Doc Bill, go away.
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Campus hijinks

                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Mayor Candidates:
Some of the ones I heard are Raby, Sweet, Bell, Kapawhits, VanBuren, Cosemento, and Dehm.
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14

Car 301 where are you?
Now picture this! its morning. A downtown (Ozwego) coffee shop and a nice looking blond walks in. She goes to the counter and orders a cup of coffee, pays for it, and goes over to a booth and sits down. She pulls a cell phone out her dress pants pocket and uses it to send a text message. She then puts the cell phone away. She stares at the coffee shop door with quiet anticipation. Then about 15 minutes later in walks a fireman, orders a coffee, pays for it, and goes over and sits down in the booth with the blond, where they proceed to enjoy each other’s company. Oblivious to what is going on around them. Tax payers dollars at work again...
Being a fireman sure has its perks!
                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14
This time it was the Fulton taxpayers.

SUNY Oswego student charged with groping another student, dropping her over handrail


                                                                                                                   Sept 13/14







Check This Out
Mayor Gillen Authorizes the sale of the midtown parking to a corporation owned by Sutton Company for $1,000. (click on the resolution below) Now go to the website for the Sutton Real Estate Company LLC. Look under the column titled Property Management. The third name down is Roxanna Gillen. http://www.suttoncos.com/about/our-team.cfm

                                                                                                                    July 15/14

Well I guess know we know why the price was only 1,000. The resolution was sponsored by Myers and second by Kapelwicz. I guess this explains why Gillen was so quick to participate in Myer's resignation/reappointment scam.
Back about 2007 a person who was looking to purchase the Midtown Shoping Plaza came to the common council asking to buy the city owned Midtown Parking Lot/Garage. The council agreed upon a deal, which would have sold the parking lots for I believe 250,000 but it was contingent upon his purchase of the Plaza. That way you did not end up with separate owners and all the potential problems that might arise from that. For what ever reason the deal did not happen while I was in office. For once I guess Broadwell had a right to bitch after all.

Does anyone remember the sidewalk game of stinky fish in the 40's.. I believe it was called that. The small square with a dot in it in the sidewalk,and you had to go around that one or you were "it". Used on the way to school or movies in those days. Can't find it on the net…Oh the memories huh. ONW
                                                                                                                    July 15/14
Yes it was still ongoing in the 50s. I think they were actually surveyor’s marks.

Ritchie Secures $148,000 For Local Libraries
State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $148,000 in special funding to help enhance services at libraries throughout Central and Northern New York.
Oswego Public Library: $3,000
Oswego County School Library System: $1,500
There should be sufficient money to pay off one tab, just enough to keep drinking, and there might be money left for that 'Tea Party' Reading Room.

Miles of 'Bad Roads' Becker May Now Be Able to Pay His Bar Tabs!
Ritchie Secures $148,000 For Local Libraries

State Senator Patty Ritchie has announced she has secured $148,000 in special funding to help enhance services at libraries throughout Central and Northern New York.
Oswego Public Library: $3,000
Oswego County School Library System: $1,500
There should be sufficient money to pay off one tab, just enough to keep drinking, and there might be money left for that 'Tea Party' Reading Room.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14

I have been trying to get the city to do something about the garbage in our neighborhood off and on since March. It seems to keep resufacing. On July 9th I notified Mr. Todd about the garbage and he informed me he would issue a work order the next morning. I have, also, notified the Mayor, Sue Deary, our legislator, Mr. Muclahey. I called the health department and spoke with Judy Naoti. Judy told me that the county has no control over the city. Of course, I still have to pay County taxes even though I live in the city. They all say they will look into it. As of today the garbage is still growing, along with a television and other junk. Where is Pat Kelly? Oh, I know zoning let her go because she was not doing her job. Who is doing the job now?
The County is talking about closing the dump and this is what this property looks like with the dump still open. Any one have suggestions how to solve the situation.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14

Perhaps if Councilor VanBuren spent less time kiss assing with the OFD and more time seeing to the quality of life in the sixth ward the prostitute would be gone.
                                                                                                                    July 15/14



City Of Oswego, NY Firefighter Arrested


Joseph Smegelsky, Jr. Was arrested after an investigation by the New York State Comptrollers Office and the New York State Police determined there was a "misappropriation of nearly $20,000 in department funds" at the Minetto, NY Volunteer Fire Dept. where he also served, as their Chief.




Here is the gross pay this HERO collected as an Oswego City Fireman.

2011 - $59,803
2012 - $59,392
2013 - $62,616

According to some media reports he has a side business going like all the other Oswego Heroes. I suppose their union president Mr. Geracy will be coming out with a statement telling us these things would not happen if only the firemen were paid a living wage.

 I am sure that if any of this information is incorrect Joey will send in another post and let all us asswipes know about it.


 Meanwhile let's take up a collection and buy him some soap on a rope.


Watch and see what happens next. I bet Gilligan gives him a paid vacation.



Today's Quote, July 2/14


“Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.”
G. K. Chesterton


Oswego's finest screwing the taxpayers once again spotted at Dicks Sporting Goods in Great Northern Mall on 6/22/14.....didn't know they sold food there....or were they perhaps getting a new set up clubs at our expense??? Would still like to see the tab for the turning stone "conference" they went to....a whole weekend at the turning stone??? meals, rooms, drinks, etc???? The worst part is it will never change. No matter who is mayor they will always be controlled by the f.d. and no one will run against our current council members. Oswego has become homeowners to few (I stand corrected good homeowners) and is a city full of renters.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

That was probably just Smegelsky picking up some guns. They should be checking the video at Dicks to see who was with him. That hero should be arrested too.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

Minetto Chief
People like that are paranpiod about someone else stealing what they just stole so naturally he would need to get a gun to protect all his or should I say our stuff.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14


Ambulance Numbers

Yes, they are not as correct as they should be as I left off the 2 additional firemen that go out on Ambulance #2 and many of the other expenses that can be attributed to the ambulance service . In reality here is a $300,000 loss each year without he expense of a new ambulance. The point is, we will never make a profit on this service; have a fully qualified ambulance located in Oswego (Menter) that can handle all emergencies; could cut 15 men from the department with all their benefits and return $2,000,000 to the taxpayers; while cutting the long term obligation of retirement and the padding of such for years to come.
Unfortunately, the obtuse Mayor, Council, and most of all ,Fire Chief, have another agenda and it is not in the best interest of he taxpayers. McCrobie probably was, at one time, a good fireman, but as a chief and leader lacks in total credibility. The way overtime is handed out only shows that he is helping to bump up he retirement of the soon to retire firemen by thousands of taxpayers dollars. There is a belief that hey will all get their turn is the OT merry-go-round, but the fact is, the tier 6 firemen will never see that benefit. The new anti padding law passed and signed by he governor will not allow tier 6 employees to add any more than $15,000 to their retirement benefits, and they will now have to go for the last 5 years instead of 3. If I were a tier 6, I would tell the tier 5's to stick their $50.00 they pay for the OT and start taking their share of the OT, because it will all be ending when all the tier 5's retire.
                                                                                                                    July 2/14

Minetto Fire Chief
I asked a few weeks ago if anybody knew what was going on with Minetto's Fire Chief well here you go.
Stole $20,000 from the fire department. I'm going to guess he possibly stole more since he's being held with no bail. Coinsedently though he just bought a piece of property behind his own for $20,000. Don't believe me? Here's the property taxes. Coincident? You should take a drive by his property to check it out. Constantly cars & trucks are being 'stored' there and then disappear. Camper was there for a whole summer now that's gone. I even seen the Minetto's fire truck pull up to his vacant property hook on a utility trailer with all the fireman in it and take off. Now Minetto Fire Dept has plenty of property to store at their station. Why would they use his? I offend wondered why a property owner who only has 1/4 acre of grass need a 0 point turn lawn mower? Probably the fire departments.


                                                                                                                    July 2/14



The Leotta Saga Continues

Here are a series of three letters sent between former mayor Cahill and former 3rd alderman John Canale. As you can see Cahill had only been in office a few months and he was already covering for  Leotta and refusing to release what should have been public information to an elected city official. Cahill was probably the biggest drunk to hold the office of mayor in recent memory with the possible exception of his protégé John Gosek.


Leotta has been put in charge of Sewers and the Treatment plants, the High Dam, Zoning and god knows what else yet he has no qualifications or certifications for any of these. In the coming weeks I hope to produce additional documents with questionable signatures and expose instances of crooked dealings through the zoning office.









Long before the LION, IO, and Eye On Oswego, there was another tell all media source.

SCRUTINY, was printed on a mimeograph and sold for the price of a nickel. This was radical for the time (in Oz) but kindled a fire which still burns today.


Continuing where SCRUTINY left off, the LION intends to pursue the corruption in the City Engineers/Zoning Office until Tony Leotta is fired or brought to justice. The following five pages from thirty-eight years ago only begin to tell the story of this lying sack or sh!t and those who have covered up for him. If you have had any dealings with this man or been a victim of the corruption in his office and wish to make it public email your stories, pictures, or what have you to editor@oswegonylion.com


All communications will be kept confidential.

As evidence is gathered it will be forwarded to the appropriate State and Federal authorities.








Follow this link  and see how two of Oswego's

solid citizens set about screwing their friends and neighbors.

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RE: Oswego Corruption
Here are some places you should send your complaints.
Do not waste your time with the county DAs office.

Office of the State Comptroller

Division of Investigations
59 Maiden Lane
30th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10038
212-383- 2502



Office of the State Comptroller
Division of Investigations
110 State Street

Albany, N.Y.   12236-0001


New York State Office of the Attorney General
Public Integrity Unit
120 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York, N.Y. 10271



New York State Reigonal Office of the Attorney General
615 Erie Boulevard West, Suite 102
Syracuse, NY 13204
Phone Number: (315)448-4800

Consumer Frauds Number: (315)448-4848
Fax Numers:
(315)448-4853 (Main Number)
(315)448-4851 (Consumer Frauds Bureau)
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday

United States Justice Department
Organized Crime & Racketeering
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261

Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Handley Federal Building
Syracuse, N.Y. 13261

New York State Police
1220 Washington Avenue
Building 22
Albany, NY 12226-2252


New York State Police
Fulton, NY

6 East 12th Street,

Fulton, NY 13069



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This SeeThroughNY section provides a database of names, positions and salaries for more than 1,500,000 individuals who have been employed by New York State, New York City, state and regional public authorities, public school districts, and New York's county, city, town and village governments. Use the form below to search the payrolls by Name, Position, Branch or Major Category, Agency and Subagency.





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