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Today's Quote  February 8-9/2016

"There is hardly anything in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper,

and the people who consider price only are this man's lawful prey."
John Ruskin

County Pay Raises
Are you wondering why your county taxes went up? Well, wonder no more:
Pay raises for the politically connected:

Clerk of the Legislator $2,500
County Administrator $ $4,500 current pay $112,500 up $17,000 in 5 years
Budget Analysts $3,500
6 Assist. D.A $ 3,000 avg. ($18,000)
Dir. of Real Property $ 7,000
Dir of Purchasing $ 2,500
County Attorney $ 4,000 Current pay $114,000 up $16,000 in 5 years
Dir. of Personnel $14,000
Dir of Probation $ 4,000
Dir 911 $4,000
*Dir. of Comm Services $ 10,000 Current pay $86,000 up $12,000 in 5 years*
*biggest jerk in the county
Hwy Supervisor $,7,000 Current pay $102,000 up $15,000 in 5 years

As you can see, lots of goodies for the politically connected, but nothing for the
management in the Sheriff's group.....The legislature should be proud of this budget. Thanks
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OCSD and awareness of bullying.
As the parent of a child on the autism spectrum who was assaulted in December I am outraged that these attacks throughout the district are being called bullying. It is assault when they kick, bite, punch, push kick or otherwise cause harm to another child. The gang mentalities are on the rise and knockout videos are our youngsters way of having a good time at the expense of another child. What is really sick about all of this is that the School Administrators and local Law authorities are sending the message that it is no big deal. It may not be to them because their loved ones were not hurt but whoa and behold if something happened to one of theirs. The cronyism and nepotism all of the way around here is rampant.

The NY State Education Department has received several complaints throughout the district and they are prepared. File your complaints. The district has not been following DASA and until very recently have not acknowledged that. Last I spoke to NY Ed they are waiting for an accounting and report from the Oswego County District Superintendent ( not Goewey) and then are developing a plan of action. I am not letting this garbage go unchecked and neither should anyone else. It took me over a month and a half to even get them to answer simple questions of did you file a DASA complaint on my son’s behalf? It is supposed to be filed within 24 hours. The answer in writing was no. They did add a DASA link on the website at the end of January. I called DASA and asked if it was the parents responsibility to file the complaint. The answer was no, it is the school’s Dignity Act Coordinator, which in this case is each school’s Principal. The district has asked for district wide training on DASA. This has been done incorrectly for years, as I said before, the violence is getting nastier and the parents of the victims are getting fed up. If you want change fight for it because that is the only way it will happen. I am personally overturning every rock at the state and federal level to deal with this garbage. The district allowed this to happen to the wrong kid and I am a real pain in the rear end when there is injustice against children and animals.

If I were not as relentless as I am I would not of have been able to contribute a functioning human being to society. We were told our son would never be able to live on his own, I did not accept that and we stepped outside of the box to help our child. He was not raised autistic, he was raised with love and devotion. I am proud of my son because he refuses to be bullied. Until his assault he was a high honor roll student with no disciplinary record. He is now fighting to get back into the swing of things and move forward. What really ticks me off is that the laws and school officials are sending the wrong messages. They are supposed to model proper behavior for these kids and they are not. How can any child respect these people when they are doing what the “bullies” are doing? Breaking the law is ok for them so why would it not be for the “bullies”?
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What is being laid down for road grit ?
So the city is now using number 1 and 2 gravel on the streets ? Instead of using construction sand ? Since the winter has been mild, WHO ORDERED the construction grit on the city street ?

This is why you have real construction personal that knows what has to go down on the streets and not having p eople sending rocks at there houses or the cars, trucks, buses, driving by !

When does this non construction stop? When does the overstaffed, overpaid, thay stand with GOD as a equal or above ,and not as a a real person ( taxpyer ).

Aldis, really? Did the heroes inspect this ? ( lawsuit ). Wow, inspector just HAPPENS to be there ? Are you kidding me ?

I bet that these guys are great at saving people and pets, but seeing a elect. problem , roofing problem, not covering a dumpster near water ( dec, epa, osha,army corp. of eng. Boarder patrol. City police, sheriff dept. state police, At what point, does the city of oswego start getting a glove on ?

So let us bow to the non- voter, rental property owner, Jason R. to which should be clear, that oswego has turned into a welefare city and that there is no growth, unless you are a part of the school dist. ,Fire Dept. We got your back taxpayers ( ? ) and just , do not come out and vote, because we got you bull sh!ted ,and you cannot see it!

Wow, stealing right under are eyes, and yet, NO ONE wants to stand up and speak ! The aldermen are doing NOTHING !
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The teachers unions would rather see the English language bastardized or changed rather than teach it correctly. Anyone remember Ebonics? Personally I would just like to see people learn how to correctly use "then" and "than" or "there" and "their" but I think that ship has sailed as I doubt the current generation of educators could tell you the difference themselves. These so called smart phones are another source of stupidity. Wait until your grandchildren start talking in broken meaningless sentences that are ended or prefaced by some number letter code. LOL  Maybe grandkids already are. I do not have any. Back in the 60s-70s the Paltimes editors would deliberately substitute homonyms or misspellings in letters to the editor in an effort to discredit their authors. I do not know for sure but it sounds like something that would have happened when the Waterburys were involved in it. Of course you also have to consider misspellings and punctuation might be some ones effort to mess with people. I know I do it. After all it is the internet. What the hell!  Lighten up!


Where do the ambl. calls Go ?
Nice job of the OFD listing ambl. calls going to Oswego hospital and Syracuse Hospitals. See, they do read and sometimes listen ! But still, there is no reason why in this small city of Oswego, NY. We have 70 firefighters on payroll ! There is no reason why we should as taxpayers, have any firefighter and fire chief having a pay over $80,000.00 per year! There should be a sal. cap and it is not decided by the state, but by the mayor and the city council!

Time to start saving the taxpayers millions in overspending on a fat fire dept. Stay in the firehouse and wait for the calls and bring your own food! We call it brown bag! Why should the taxpayers pay for your food, when you make over $ 50.000.00 a year plus health and pension ?

Why pay for this greed when senior citizens and others are trying to get by, and yet , we feed this greed machine ? There are more important things to do and see than worry about where some person lives! Fire dept., live in the city, police, live in the city, Have Mentor do the ambl. calls , save city a lot of money each year !

Let’s see, save taxpayers millions per year, or pay the fire dept. millions per year and the joy ride taxi ( Ambl. ) that cost the taxpayers big bucks every year ! Why is it not a concern of the taxpayers and the aldermen to save this amount of money ? Why the big show on parking and reds. and not on saving millions ? And what is the pay grade of the fire chief and his benefits and the other costs that they do not give, other wise know as the BOTTOM DOLLAR ? You know, food, gas , clothes, clothes cleaning, overtime pay when another fire personal is called in, which is ALL THE TIME ! Let us see these NUMBERS !
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Judge King is in over his head. His clerk is, of no help..the judge doesn't know how to do his job. He ruled on motions that were never filed. He is buried up to his neck. Dateline will air. Two hour special. All eyes will be on King, Oakes and OCSD. Millions will see what they've done and continue to do. Even if judge king rules against the law. In the end. Gary Thibodeau will go home. Delaying it, is all they are doing. Anger, not just in Oswego, but across the counrry, will arise. It'll spark a fire they won't stop.
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Snow plows
We have not had much snow as of late, nor this winter. So, what exactly do the plow drivers do when they are not plowing? Or, are they called in, when it starts snowing? Do we pay them to sit and do nothing? Just wondering.
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The Fire and Ice "Festival," gave Coincilor Emmons a need to speak on it...Emmons said he was pleased that so many area crafters were taking part in the festival. The ratio was around 70% to 30% crafter to direct sales, he said.
At one point, the unofficial count put the afternoon’s visitors at around 800.
“I think we had a nice turnout, even if there wasn’t any snow,” Emmons said. “Everything went well and everyone had real good time. We are fortunate to have fantastic community partners that help us make this a destination winter festival!”
***What is funny is he calls 800 out 18,000 people, a good turn-out. He also pulls a percentage of sales out his ass. And, we call this a festival? Mr. Emmons, do you wonder why only 800 people, out of 18,000 people showed up to this carnival? If, taxes weren't so high, maybe more people would have attended to help out the many vendors, that didn't make crap! Just sayin'

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I did not think there was anything funny about it until I read the part about it being "a destination winter festival". My sides still hurt.









Today's Quote  February 7/2016

“One way to make sure crime doesn't pay would be to let the government run it.”

Ronald Reagan



RE:  here we go again

So you seem to have all the answers......pointing fingers and name calling.  Maybe you with all of your wisdom should be running things.  Of course you are most likely to busy with busy stuff that is really important.  Shut your mouth!!!  I am sure that you know that Baby Huey volunteers (that is doing work for free) more hours than most people work.  From your couch I am sure you have been able to see charitable donations he has made.  Wait wait oh yeah you must be one of the union jackasses that screwed Harry with a job bid that he earned and was most qualified for.  Or are you a parent that wants to be a friend to their kid instead of being a parent so when little jimmy or suzy came home saying someone made them listen your panties got in a bunch?  If you have time to complain on here you have time to make a difference.....know that facts jackass


I am so excited to read your response ripping me apart.

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call the state

The parents   of all the  Oswego city  school children, call  the  State Department.   There should  not  be  any  bullying  at  all.  There are  bullying  not  only in  our schools  but on  the  busses  to.  If  you  think  talking to the  transportation department will  get  you  any where, you  are dreaming. The Supervisor, John Pierce  will not  help  you. His dispatchers  are  as  dumb as a box  of  rocks.  The best  thing they  do  is  sweep  it  under  the  carpet.  We need  to  get  the  state in there  to  clean  out that  place.  How many  people  is  this poor  excuse  of a boss, going  to  get  rid of.  If you  know  anything they  don't  want  you.  The  people  they  keep  are  the  drunks, the  speeders,  the  smokers on   school  property, and  the ones  he  has for  his  squealers. Just take the  time  to follow some of these  drivers .  You will  see   them  smoking  on  our paid  time, eating  going down  road, drinking  their  coffee  while  driving.  This  has been  brought  to  the attention  of  the  supervisor  by me   and  many  of  the people  I  know  and  it  still  goes  on.  C.M. is  the biggest  offender of  all  of those  things. Her  husband  is  suppose  to  be head  of  the  garage and  what  I  was  told  he  is a drunk  and  knows  absolutely nothing  about  taking care of  the  busses.  I am  now trying  to  get  all  the names  of  the  drivers who  got  let  go or  just  left  in  the  last two  years.  When  I  do  I am sure   you will  be  amazed  at  the  mafia system  in  that  garage.  So if  all  you  parents are as interested  in the  safeness  of  your  children, nieces and  nephews  , step  up  to  the  plate  and nail  these people. Don't give any messages  to Harry ,Andy, or  big honcho John. Come to  the  board  meetings  to  see the  people  that  are  suppose  to  be  protecting   our  children.  What a joke...CALL THE STATE.......

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Aldi's "Ironic" Fire

Another Oz Miracle! What a coincidence it was that the "Solar Panel Inspector" just happened to be on the roof at exactly the same time that the fire started. Did the "Solar Panel Inspector" cause the fire? Is he an OFD employee? Does the OFD have the skills or the inclination required to determine the exact cause of any fires, like the one at 194 W 5th St last week? Ever wonder why they can't seem to do a proper inspection in the first place?? Perks to Slumlords.

The official OFD determination as to the cause of any slumlord fire will most likely not be accurate.

Conflict of Interest. 

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On the hole I understand they are quite skilled in the masturbatory arts.

However when it comes to fires most of them could not tell you which end of the hose the water comes out of.



fire dept

  So, let me ask ? Comm. Building inspections   are not in the  normal  day of a Oswego fire fighter?  I always thought that a inspection


Conducted by a firefighter was part of the  job that they are SUPPOSE to do !  After all, the taxpayers are already pay for this, why are they coming with some kind of B.S. fee ?It is called


“ service   Instruction “.  So other than the fact that they want to drive the biggest truck and make this great  power play, why not stay in the fire house and show the tours inside the firehouse?


    After all ,all the food menues are either hanging on the walls of the firehouse or on the front dashes of the ambl., fire trucks, boats, and  contact cards in there wallets! Boy ,am I so proud of the greed and above the taxpayers  way of thinking !

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Warm Up Oswego 2016 Fireworks Bill?

Do the taxpayers contribute anything to the fireworks tab from the Warm Up Oswego events? If so, that might explain why it hurt when I sat down tonight. Was that Slick Billy's dough cart that I saw there? Who was that in the apron? I'd like to have a copy of the "cassette" of the carnival music that they were playing at the festival to use in my ice cream truck. I've got a new popsicle that I'm going to offer next Summer called the "Slick Billy Fudge Blow Pop" One last question: how many cheap blue suits does Slick Billy own, anyway?

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Not Even 2 Months

Wow not even 2 months in and he has crossed off 2 from the pay to play list. Kells is in now Bell is in and when there isn't a job he creates a job. I hope all you Billy boy supporters are happy with your choice. Just when I thought things in Oswego can't get worse, they do. Honestly people wake up how do you think all these new jobs are to be payed for? This is what you get when you put an inexperience person . Really can't wait to see what 4 years will bring.

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Oswego Fire Department

I find it kind of ironic that our Fire Department spent so long working at a fire in the Aldi's store caused by the solar system on the roof.

Aren't they the ones that inspect the work as things are built?

If there is something done wrong can that come back to bite them in the future?

What good is having them inspect the work if it just causes a fire in the future, oh wait maybe job security.

If overtime is limited maybe we need to look the other way on a couple things and get some overtime that way.

How much overtime did the Aldi's fire cost us?

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Today's Quote  February 6/2016

“A beauty is a woman you notice; a charmer is one who notices you.”

Adlai E. Stevenson



Overheating Solar Energy System At Oswego Aldi's





Oswego county Jail Receptionist

It's amazing the lack of respect the Jail Receptionist (Nancy) has over the phone. I only called to see if there was an opening that day, I don't need a response like "YOU WANT TO VIST TODAY!!!!" While I tolerated your unprofessional as I was checking in with you I stood in a hallway where there was plenty of room to stand and you said "STAND AGAINST THE WALL" what right does this Receptionist (Nancy) have the right to talk, and treat people this way? The Receptionist (Nancy) needs to be retrained because INNOCENT PEOPLE who go there to visit their loved ones or friends have already suffered and they don't the extra added stress because NANCY ENOYS her job a little to much! I'm not saying to bend any rules but be respectful with your tone people can tell if your being rude. I will observe this behavior again and if there is no change I will contact the department of Justice or the human rights division. I go there with respect and I expect respect thank you.

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First Month

It's been a month and Billy puppet has only pissed off more people.All his big mouth promise had brought nothing .just taking care of the people who put him in office Helped raised our water and sewer tax for the many people on a fixed income ..This kid is so clueless,,walks around in a cheap suit and smiles ....Mom and Dad must be real proud now and all you clueless people that voted for him..seriously everyone outside the city is laughing at us ..

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No Experience Kid Mayor

Here is a perfect example of sending a boy out to do a man's/woman's job. His total lack of management experience is very prevalent and unfortunately this type of experience only comes with years of time on the job.

This kid has been told, not that he knew, there is a problem with the permitting process. The process is flawed and difficult to get done. Instead of looking for a solution to stream line the process, the kid mayor has only one solution and that is to throw more people in the process at $25,000/year, instead of solving the problem. Hiring a part time person (we now have it confirmed it will be Jim Bell and is another example of Barlow's pay to play policy) to walk people to the different offices is foolish, and as it is part time, he will not always be there, is city, he will be out at his car wash.

It looks like he did the same thing in the CDA office where there will be two (2) new people hired at a cost of $100,000 plus. This is the result of putting little boys in jobs that take experienced men or women. Must be the kid needs the company, that's why he hired Kells, who also has no experience..

Way to go Oswego, another great choice made by the uneducated and easily swayed electorate in this city. Only 3 years and 11 months to go before we and put little Billy back in his play pen and elect a real leader as Mayor of Oswego.

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Fire Inspections

    So I guess that the Oswego Fire Dept.  are willing to do  inspections on commercial properties for a fee! So I guess the fire dept. will go to a fire if the price is right! So I guess the fire dept. will overload there personal if it has to do with boating and flat land  calls ( no going up or down ladders or stair cases). This would explain going to food stores and also ignoring the order of using taxpayer owned  trucks and cars


 to go food shopping!


    Ever notice that anyone under six feet tall, is hard of hearing?

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Do the uninformed idiots who want Cruz in the White House know that his wife holds the second most important position of Investment Banker-for accounts of no less than $40,000,000, in the very firm that caused more damage to our economy than all the rest of the criminal banks, Goldman Sachs?  Do the Hillary lovers know that this same firm of sociopathic thieves hired her to speak for $200,000 at one event and $400,000 at another? Think about that for a moment and then ask yourself what subject matter could she possibly have in common with those crooks aside from the fact that they, no matter what she says, have simply bought her and own her. 


All this talk of changing things for the better on Wall Street is a smoke screen, don't believe one word of it because they will say ANYTHING to get to the White House.  If elected, Cruz or Clinton will enable the status quo of corruption that allows these banks to literally run our country, day in and day out,  nothing will change…..the one percenters will get richer and the middle class will get poorer.  The poor themselves will just suck it up on the dole as always. 


You may disagree, but Sanders and what he says is the only way.  Washington is corrupt from the top to the bottom and the entire place needs to be shaken up.  They are getting away with murder and they don't want their little empire changed or altered because folks, thats how its been for years and years, just look at our economy, open your eyes and look.   The richest corporations pay little or no taxes, and many have off shore accounts so they can skip paying their fair share to the USA, and they call themselves Americans. The cowardly, weak, talking head politicians do nothing to stop it.  Think carefully before you vote for Cruz or Clinton who are in bed with Wall Street, no matter how they spin it on TV. 

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Anyone notice how national elections are starting to mirror the ones in OZ? Voting against candidates rather than for them.



Lawsuit Against SUNY Oswego?

A little birdie told me that a Baldwinsville firm is conducting a mock jury trial. He said that by the questions asked him regarding his personal affiliations (that would have disqualified him from participation) SUNY Oswego was on the short list. The plaintiffs are apparently going for the jugular by hiring the Black Rock Group to tweak the results. Sounds like big money.

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Today's Quote  February 5/2016

“Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.”

Rosa Parks




Advice for the mayor and common council:  "When you are in a hole, STOP DIGGING."  Alternate side parking, without proper signage, is like speed limits without speed limit signs.  You do not need another layer of bureaucracy to expedite the issuance of permits.  To continue the stupidity of the Gosek, Bateman and Gillen administrations will not make the city better!

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Can someone  please  tell  me why  when  you  own  property, pay taxes on it  and  maintain  it, why  you  have  to ask  permission or   get variances, for a big  price, to build  or put a fence  up on it?  I know  there  are  buildings  that  aldermen have  put  up  that  neighbors  did not  want  up,  and up  it  went. Go over  on  Duer  street  and  see   the garage Shawn put  up.  Anyone  else  would  not be able  to  because  of  being to  close  to  neighbors  and  the  road. Today  it  can cost  you $1,000 or more  in  just  permits and variances.   Really?? A friend  of  mine  bought  a lot on Ellen  street  and  because  of  all  the  permits, meetings and  what ever  they  could  think  of,  they  did  not  build on  it.  Now sits an  empty lot  instead of a beautiful home. We have  to  stop all  this, When  my Mom got a home the  only thing  she had  to  do  was  to  get a permit  to  bring it across the bridge.  Nothing with  the land.  That  is  the way  it should  be.  When  seniors  want  to  downgrade  to  one  floor  and  the  city says  no because  you may  not  be a certain footage  from  center of  road,  that is disgusting.  Some  of  the  rules  they  have  in  their  books are  only put  into play  if  you  have a neighbor  that is  upset  with  you and complains.  You  would  be sick  if  you  read some  of  them .When are the good  people  and  tax  payers going to  do  what  they  want with  the property they  worked  hard  for and  paid   and  maintained. Drive around and  check  out  the slum  lords property.   look  at  the  places  that  businesses store  all  their vehicles in  their  yard.  And  you know  what  I don't  care  as  long as it  does  not  interfere with me.  I thought  this was free  America...We need some  breaks , when you  work  hard  all  your  life we  should  be able to do  what we want  to  make  life easier  for  us.

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Oswego Fire Dept. Told Not To Use Vech. for Food Runs

    Guess what, the overpaid, over feed, too lazy to get food on there time, and they are GODS to the taxpayers, were at Bosco and Geers at 11:40 a.m.  2-4-16 in that 4 wd pick-up to food shop again! Now, I will tell you that Bosco and Geers food is great, but the fire personal was told NOT TO USE the fire dept.  food cars and trucks for food pick ups! I guess from time to time, even the GODS are hard of hearing !


    I am so glad that this city can afford to pay fire personal over  $ 125,000.00 per year plus benefits, which would be around $ 250,000.00 a year. Aren’t you glad  that your tax dollars are going towards a good cause?

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RE: Permit Coordinator

What is the Kiddie Mayor thinking on this one. What they have some many Permits being requested that he needs a PERMIT COORDINATOR? This kid is something else. Lets hire some dits for DPW and CDA that neither knows what they are doing at all. Now hiring someone to write permits. The kiddie mayor is doing a bang up job cutting cost and saving taxpayer money. How much has it cost the taxpayers for these 3 people that should not be working for the city at all. Been in office a month and has 3 friends already working for the city. Don't bother hiring people that know how to run both departments from within. No lets hire 2 people that have no clue how to run either departments. This kid has no business being mayor nor as a councilor. My 14 year old nephew could run the city better than the kiddie mayor.


That's all I am going to say on this one.


Keep up the good work Kiddie Mayor people might believe you know what you are doing besides spending taxpayer money on your so called friends.

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Yes .... but he is creating jobs!






Today's Quote  February 4/2016

"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
Walter Bagehot

here we go
well baby Huey's (Harry) sister is now permanent. so big boy how are you going to be dispatcher. oh yea kiss the boards a--, as you already have done. Maybe they can change things just for you. Myself and my buddy watch all that crap at every meeting. The board is sickening. Sam Tripp is so disgusting, he looks like he is in la-la land. And Kathy thinks she is the queen, yea she is the queen of nothing. It is amazing how those people even got on there. People talk about the city board people, what a joke. They are ten times smarter than that peanut gallery of a school board. It really makes you feel good as a parent to think these so called people are taking care of our children,s business. SCAREY. Just one year it would be nice to see honest, smart, alcohol free people on the board..Why can't we clear that mickey mouse group? Oh see Pete is going... what's the matter the heat getting to hot? so one jerk gone and 7 to go. How come when we as tax payers , don't have the say who is on the school board? we should be voting them in not their buddies. I have never been so disgusted with such a group. Where I lived the board was picked very carefully. No one affiliated with anyone was allowed on. So sick of ASS KISSERS GETTING JOBS THAT SHOULD NOT BE THERE. When I asked that question of a board member the answer I got was" What do you want we do it for no pay"...Are you kidding me. Ask Tom and Kathy, and who knows who else THEY GOT THEIR RELATIVES a job.Just one honest year. Good bye Pete boy glad to see you finally go.

you failed as principal so they found you another job, must be you are at the bottom of the list.
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Permit Coordinator
Are you $hitting me! $25,000 for a part time person to sit on their a$$ walking a person from office to office for a permit. Here is another "fresh idea" from this kid mayor that will just raise our taxes.
This position will be part time this year, and then full time next year with benefits at a cost of $75,000 plus and the Kid Mayor and that 6th Ward use less a$$ of a councilor think that this is a great idea.
I heard that the Kid Mayor has another one of his kiss a$$ friends lined up for this no show job by the name of Jim Bell. This is his payback for contributions and backing off running for mayor ,( like Bell ever had a chance), so Billy the Kid could run without a primary. Just another pay to play from a corrupt administration. Keeps looking more and more like the Gosek administration; under age girls, spending out of control, pay to play for those who contributed, and lack of concern for the taxpayers and the reputation of our city.
This Kid has been in office for a month and so far he just keeps doing things that don't make sense. Ignored the opportunity to reduce our water/sewer bills, allowed two people to be hired at the CDA, trying to eliminate the residency requirements for department heads for appointments, hired the least experienced DPW commissioner in the history of the city, wants a do nothing permit coordinator, then screws up the winter parking program.
I also hear he doses' live with Mommy any more but has yet to legally change his address. As I said, he is a mere reflection of times gone by with the Gosek Administration, and it seems he is just as evil.
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GE to phase out compact fluorescent light bulbs.

                                                                                                                             Feb 4/16

Those things were never any good.

Pay grades and How do They Work for the Fire Dept.
In a union world, there are app. and journeymen. Why are there different pay scales for driver, ambl. driver, boat driver, food driver, 4 wd plow truck driver, what color should the fire chief, asst. chief, the capt. , the Lt. , the head of the fire fighters union be in the city of Oswego, ny be ? When is it in THERE BY- LAWS to call in the fire personal that makes over $ 75,000.00 per year, before calling in the lower paid personal ? When does this two step stealing dance stop ? Please keep in mind, that if the gross is $ 50,000.00 per year, it cost the taxpayers $ 100,000.00 per year ! So that fire person that makes $ 100,000.00 per year, it costs the taxpayers $ 200,000.00 per year !

So if you have ten firefighters at $ 100,000.00 that will equal ( $ 100, 000.00 X two = $ 200,000.00 per person x ten = $ 2,000,000.00 per year ! and this is okay with everybody ? Rule of thumb, what the salary is , double the gross and that is what the city pays OUT per year per fire fighter.

Is there a reason why the taxpayers of Oswego should be paying out over $ 6,000,000.00 a year for what ? Not sure at this time on the police dept. yet ! Who pays for the fire dept. food ? I would love to see the invoices on this one ! And now that the fire dept . has been told not to use city vechs. , why are they going to Ontario Ochards? If the taxpayers are paying for there food, then the taxpayers need to see, and it should be made public, that way, we as taxpayers, can start to see who the B.S. artist are, and who the dumb a$$e$ are !

Really, 8 of them at wrights landing? What, one to drive the truck, one to watch the trailer, one to drive the boat, one to ride in the boat, one to salt the boat ramp, one to go to burkes and say hello to mark, and buy snow melter, one on standby to get food, one to keep track of total man hours ( after all, they would not want to see the taxpayers overcharged ). And I am sure that the Chief, Lt. ,Sgt., pres. of the union ( conzone ) get there cut of the GREED FACTOR ! And Guess what, Mentor was providing the service to the city of Oswego, ny. WHAT A SUPPRISE THAT IT IS ! I guess WE as TAXPAYERS, CAN SURVIVE WITHOUT the AMBL. ( drain the taxpayers corp. ) service.

Please start making the calls!
                                                                                                                          Feb 4/16

The former home to bloodshed and rape is once again licensed.
Poised to open to serve your youngsters.
No legal notification on the building that a licensee was applied for.Constanzas get special consideration from the police because THEY GIVE THEM DISCOUNTS ON STORAGE SPACES, bribes actually
Too bad
                                                                                                                          Feb 4/16







Today's Quote  February 2-3/2016

“Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”
James Joyce

Forget About Paving the Streets and Giving The Golden Club ( ofd )Any Money
Since the water supply lines are busting, monies go to DPW. Also, monies are going to have to buy more equipment and hire more personal for the DPW.! Where to pick up monies with out raising taxes? Why the overstaffed Oswego Fire Dept. Why do you ask ? well, another dumb a$$ goes out on break wall, no fence, college stupid, and yet, a big fire and oswego’s best can only get 20 personal ? but have some pinhead go out on the breakwall, and there are eight City of Oswego, NY personal there, with that new 4 wd pickup truck with plow attached ! I will bet that they were called in on OVERTIME and the chief gets paid every time a fire personal gets called in! And not ONE ALDERMEN are even seeing this or too STUPID.

Salary cap on the fire personal ! Everyone gets the same pay! There will be overtime limits! $ 50,000.00 per year plus med., retirement. They pay for food, uniforms. Union pays for any new or re: training! Time to start shaking this tree!

How about those “ firemen “ making over $ 100,000.00 really ? How much longer is it going to be “ okay “ for the taxpayers to be paying these money grabing, lazy, greedy,self proclaim GODS to the taxpayers?

But one thing I cannot figure out yet, who is more lazy, the firemen or the taxpayers and aldermen who let this happen ?
                                                                                                                          Feb 2-3/16


Ogdensburg residents and businesses asked to be dilligent about snow removal

                                                                                                                             Feb 2-3/16


                                                                                                                          Feb 2-3/16

Which concerts, bars did NYS investigators raid for fake IDs in 2015?
175 arrests in the Syracuse Reigon but none in Oswego just shows how crooked the liquor board is.


                                                                                                                             Feb 2-3/16







Today's Quote  February 1/2016

"If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner."
Tallulah Bankhead

Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to host Business Outreach Meeting with Mayor Barlow.

"The roundtable is open to credentialed members of the media."

                                                                                                                             Feb 1/16

It is an open roundtable but only open to those they want to let in.

re:things that make no sense
Really? first of all "TERMINATE THE DISPATCHER"you have no idea at all what you are talking anout. First of all Harry boy should have not been dispatcher. If the lovely board was doing their job, that is a joke, he would not have been in there. I was told that his sister works there and it is a rule he can not be in that position with her working there. But do they do anything about that? no. He does not deserve to even be a driver.. Harry boy is the driver in the last accident you read ANYTHING about it in the news paper? No because Lynda Sareno's relatitive works for paper and keeps all that information out so as tax payers you don't see who the board hires.I also was told how the wonder boy speeds and has been actually seen going through a red light on west Utica street. Don't bother reporting it because nothing will be done. A friend of mine was talking to boy wonder Harry and he was bragging " don't worry Andy will be leaving and I will have his job the board loves me." that is why baby Huey sucks around the school board. But when you have PEOPLE LIKE KATHY, LYNDA,TOM, AND SAMMY BOY ON WHAT THE HECK DO YOU EXPECT? So if you don't know the whole scoop shut your mouth. Have you ever met the supervisor? What a disgrace. He sits in back of room and pretends he knows what is going on. Over $70.000 paid to a person that knows absolutely nothing about transporting of our children. Talk to some of the drivers. can't use their names though , or they will be fired. He is the most ignorant piece of crap the district has ever had. I'm still working on one of his employees, he dumped but remains silent. and I know she knows plenty..So when you want to stick up for baby Huey... please do SO on here so I can let you know just what a piece of crap h Harry boy is. By the way the supervisor is in the back with his same golfing shirt on. Really dresses professionally ....the one with the stupid look on his face...see you soon Johnnie ....
                                                                                                                          Feb 1/16

Re; Legislators introducing bills to save Fitzpatrick
What words don't people understand? *There is no saving Fitzpatrick!* It's old and there is no fixing it. Here read this from June of 2011.

                                                                                                                             Feb 1/16

Amy Birdshit request this
Birdsal your a joke...
Physical Services, Oswego Common Council
4. Amy Birdsall, Planning and Zoning Director, requests permission to attend the New York Planning Federation Planning and Zoning Conference April 17-19, 2016 in Saratoga Springs, New York. The Conference provides educational sessions regarding Planning and Zoning issues. A
                                                                                                                          Feb 1/16

Fitzpatrick Plant
Little Billy will do whatever Katko, Barclay and Richie tell him to do. He is a follower, not a leader, and is incapable of making any decisions. This city is basically F&%KED and there is nobody to blame except the uneducated fools that believed him and his bullshit brochures, put out by the State Republican Party.
Little Billy's lies go on and on......
Voted against the water sewer increase at the last council meeting as a councilor, and as mayor said that they could not rescind the resolution without a plan to fund the decree. What was his plan as a councilor when he voted against the water sewer increase???
Job training...he is an idiot, hell have the city workers need training, so Billy, you can start there.
City residency, he is so full of $hit...he says can not get good qualified people from the city to hire....he only wants the best people he can get and none of them live in Oswego...so lets interpret what that means, all the people in Oswego are $shitheads and are not worth hiring.
He will never have control of the police, OFD, or the ill supervised DPW. He will continue to listen to the bad advise from his city attorney, and this will eventually get the city into court. Watch what this A$$ is doing out n Scriba with the his lies, deceit and violation of town laws.
For being in office for less than a month, this kid really sucks....
                                                                                                                          Feb 1/16

Thank You Mentor and Vol. Fire Depts. on Standby
Fulltime Fire Dept. suppose to be on 24/7 ready. I see that is is not in the City of Oswego, NY ! The Mayor, Aldermen, OFD Dept. and the rest of the head of the “ Boy’s Club “ should really be proud of themselves. Someone could of lost there life for lack of manpower, or in this case, “ not my shift “ ! What a bunch of lazy, greedy, self centered JERK OFFS! I have called MY aldermen, and has not returned my call! There are at least twelve different types of groups in this city, and not ONE knows what a TAXPAYER is !
Start making phone calls, I am!
                                                                                                                          Feb 1/16

OFD Conflict of Interest
If there was a inspection by Oz finest and it is proven that it was faulty wiring, sounds like “ mini- me and his troupe of high payroll merry men” are going to cost the taxpayers some more money if this goes to court.
                                                                                                                          Feb 1/16







Today's Quote  January 31/2016

"The truth is found when men are free to pursue it."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Oswego FD
While listening to the fire on my radio at the fire barn I found it interesting the lack of people that the Oswego FD had the night of the big fire on West 5th St. They called in 3 shifts worth of people plus their RAD team but couldn't have had more than 20 members there. Aren't there almost 70 members in the department and they can't even get 20 to show up for a big fire? You would think the overtime pay alone would bring them all back. The 3 volunteer departments that were put on standby probably had double that number willing to help for free. Did anyone realize that for most of the night there was not one fire engine available to respond to calls in the rest of the city. They left the mutual aid departments at their fire barns because they didn't want to say that they needed help from the volunteers. It would have taken us an extra 10 minutes just to get to the city if there was a call, but no we sat at our fire barn. When this type of incident occurs you would think they would do what is right for the city and not their wallets. Another example of the fire department milking the system for all it can.

Without using firefighter math I come up with 36 men for three shifts. McCrobie must have had his beer goggles on …. AGAIN!
                                                                                                                          Jan 31/16

Property Tax Freeze Credit Check
Thank You Govenor for My Check...I'll give it right back to You at the Casino !!! { Vernon }
And the "One " who did not recieve a Check...Good Luck at the Casino anyway!! { Turning Stone }
Poooooo !
                                                                                                                          Jan 31/16\

State legislators introducing bills trying to save FitzPatrick
Correct me if I'm wrong here. Fitzpatrick has only a limited few years to continue operating legally anyway because they are already half way through their 20 year "extension" on the original lease. When the original lease expired they obtained the only legal extension that will ever be available. This means that the necessary repairs to the plant are now cost prohibitive due to the fact that they can't legally operate long enough to turn a profit. The poor physical condition of the plant coupled with numerous safety violations means the issue of saving the plant is a non-starter. What do you think Entergy is talking about when they mention a 275 million projected loss? 275 million includes the cost of bringing the plant up to code. In summary: I'm sorry to say it but this entire "effort" to save Fitzpatrick is just so much political posturing on the part of our Republican leadership. More cheap theatrics that give false hope to people in need of real answers.
Even Barlow isn't on-board with this idea (maybe Katko told him the truth, that Fitzpatrick IS dead and they're just going through the motions?) If Billy Boy was on-board he never would have announced on TV that he has plans to start a "hands-on" job training (re-training) program for Fitzpatrick employees. Why? So they can work at Walmart? or maybe one of our high-paying industrial parks or other non-existent places of employment?? Maybe he plans on training them, at our expense, for jobs in other States? There are NO jobs for 90% of Fitzpatrick workers anywhere in New York State. By the way Billy that's what the NYS Dept of Labor is for or is that what you were referring to on TV and trying to take credit for? You duplicitous little bitch.
                                                                                                                          Jan 31/16

Fires in Oswego,NY
Maybe it is just me, but have there been more fires in Oswego since the Oswego Fire Dept. had been conducting the inspections? Does it mean that sixty one fire personal cannot get it right ? I will bet they get there time sheets right !

                                                                                                                          Jan 31/16

Firefighters Requirements
I did not see anything about needless driving around. I did not see anything about where the taxpayers pay for food and got get food or pay there bills on taxpayer’s time. I did not see where the firefighters do fire inspection as part of there job and not where it was put as a collection of fees . It is there job to inspect in the course of there work time, the taxpayers of Oswego, ny are being taken advantage of, lied to, over paying for B.S. paying for there food, free time, schooling, uniforms, and there belts, since every year they have to get a new belt because of the over eating and padding the time sheets!

A firemen in the city of Oswego, ny making over $ 100,000.00 a year? Firemen in Syracuse, ny go out on calls every 10 minutes. Who is working and who is stealing ?
                                                                                                                          Jan 31/16

Forgotten sewer hike
Nice job by Mayor Barlow and the common council to distract city residents from the water / sewer hike that was passed last month. All this month the discussion has been on winter parking and where the head of the DPW has to live. Zero focus has been put on the sewer hike.

Mr. Barlow may have hoped the sewer hike was old news and forgotten. Well mayor, the reminder came in the mail today.

                                                                                                                          Jan 31/16








Today's Quote  January 30/2016

“A rich man is nothing but a poor man with money.”
W. C. Fields

OFD Conflict of Interest
The recent fire at 194 W 5th St owned by slumlord Nick F Spano is a perfect example of why the OFD should have never started doing code enforcement inspections. McCrobie himself said that a tenant at the scene complained of a dangerous electrical problem. A dangerous electrical problem that was not detected during the OFD's inspection? Maybe the tenant who noticed the hazardous violation should be doing the inspections? You don't really believe that the faulty wiring in a hundred year old building just recently went bad,after it passed the OFD inspection with no violations do you? And what about the fire safety inspection? The OFD failed TWICE to ensure the safety of the residents who are now homeless. Passing out free smoke alarms to slumlords is another example of a conflict of interest when city employees including firemen ARE the slumlords.
                                                                                                                          Jan 30/16

Minimum Standards for Firefighting Personnel in NYS
We're paying the maximum price for minimum standards.
Please read the attached PDF.


                                                                                                                          Jan 30/16


Young Boater Safety Certification Training Course Now One Day at 2016 CNY Boat Show February 20

Syracuse, NY. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant have announced a change in the Young Boater Safety Certification training course offered annually at the Central New York Boat Show.

For 2016, the free program that certifies youth ages 10 to 17 to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft alone on New York waters will be offered entirely on one day, Saturday, February 20, from 9am to 5pm, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

Youth must successfully complete the 8-hour training and a proctored exam to receive certification. This training was previously offered on two days at the show.

Pre-registration is required for the limited space seating for the course that will be taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 personnel. New York Sea Grant is taking registrations by phone at 315.312.3042. Each youth registering for the Young Boater safety course will receive three free admission passes into the 2016 show that is the largest and oldest boat show in New York. Participants are asked to provide for their own lunch.

The 2016 Central New York Boat Show hours are 1pm to 9pm on Thursday, February 18 and Friday, February 19, 10am to 9pm on Saturday, February 20, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, February 21 in three buildings at the NYS Fairgrounds with more than 500 boats of all styles; water recreation equipment; marine accessories; boating and fishing guides; yacht clubs; and exhibits by waterfront destinations, tourism organizations, and local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. The award winning New York Sea Grant Discover Clean and Safe Boating program will be at the show with a uniquely-styled boat for its 2016 campaign with information and demonstrations on life jacket and boating safety, and voluntary watercraft inspection to help show the spread of aquatic invasive species.

Show admission is $10 per person, 13 and younger are free. Free parking and shuttle are provided. Learn more at www.cnyboatshow.com.

Dave White, New York Sea Grant, 315.312.3042
John Steinbarge, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, 315.635.7698
Drew Wickham, CNY Boat Show Manager, 585.526.5460
Publicist Kara Lynn Dunn, 315.465.7578, karalynn@gisco.net
                                                                                                                          Jan 30/16

Do judges hibernate
What's with this judge. Worst judge ever to bring in the county. How much tax bucks being waisted on him, doing NOTHING? When Judge King gets done hibernating, wake me up.
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Fire At West Fifth And Utica Streets


Looks Like 2016 Is Going To Be The Year The Slumlords Liquidate Their Assets.



Today's Quote  January 29/2016

“These are the times that try men's souls.”

Thomas Paine


City Charter Residency Requirements Shell Game

       Currently Tom Kells is not a legal employee of the City of Oswego yet I assume he's receiving a paycheck? He's not the only employee with this problem yet Barlow hired them anyway.Why? The answer is simple; Barlow planned all along to change the charter (in secret if need be). He believes he can do this with simple lies and no repercussions. Let's prove him wrong. I suggest that Kells and the other illegal employees should have their salaries held in an escrow account until the money can be returned to the City after Kells and what's-her-name's employment is terminated.

       Come on Walker,I know you've been threatened,but the question is: Do you want to be re-elected or are they promising you something now that will preclude your need to run? The voters are on to the scam and it's time to cover your ass and distance yourself from the conspiracy. 

                                                                                                                             Jan 29/16



Residency Requirements

The residency requirement for working for the city have become very limited over the years. The fire department by law only has to be a county resident, and the police is a 50 mile radius from the city. The police was changed because it was hard to get candidates, mostly because of the police academy and there were better opportunities to join the State Police or a larger city's force. This was a good decision by the, council that made that change. The sanitation workers only need to live in the county, and the City Attorney could live in the surrounding towns of Oswego Town, Minetto or Scriba.

What does that leave? Just the appointments by the mayor, Fire Chief, Police Chief, DPW Commissioner, Personnel Director (who has a 6 year contract)  Chamberlain, Executive Assistant, City Engineer, Superintendent of Water, Weights and Measures, Recreation Superintendent and Director of Code Enforcement. Regardless of what you think, these Department Heads need to be CITY RESIDENTS. The kid Mayor is full of $hit when he says there are no qualified candidates in the city, what he is saying is that the people of Oswego are stupid and I don't want to hire them. Remember, he once told his 16 year old girlfriend, who couldn't come to visit him in AZ (he was 22 at the time) "why would you want to stay in that shit hole of city of Oswego". Didn't think anybody knew that did you Billy Boy!

As far as the other person he is trying to protect...Justin in Community Development Office; he is not a city employee, regardless of what that fool Caraccoilli says. Yes, he gets paid through the city payroll department, but has to pay back the city from grants, all money the city expends to him, to include benefits and retirement. He is not in the charter and really doesn't collect a pay check. Something smells in that deal, and that department should be eliminated.

As far as residency goes, if you are a department head, you better live in the city of Oswego if you want to help run the city that I am paying taxes in!

                                                                                                                             Jan 29/16



Re: Making Sense

I wish the "Irish Mob" really ran Oswego, if they did  the Mayor would be a DEMOCRAT and I'd have a job!

                                                                                                                             Jan 29/16


Things that would make sense...

The DPW is over loaded! Put together crews for each ward. Those in the crew (3-4), will understand what homeowners expect or require. Put work orders in for the things needed to be taken care of, make a punch list, take care of the issues, check them off! I see trucks doing 5mph driving all over city to pick up shrubs, rubbish, making considerable amounts of travel back and forth to city garage. Make it a ward thing on certain days. Not a city wide thing everyday, because it doesn't get completely done anyway. This two big truck, loader, bobcat, and two men with shovel thing is ridiculous! Have 3-4 men on park detail. I see workers cutting grass...that's it! No one picking up trash or debris, just grass cutting, running over the trash. Have a crew of 4, for continuous clean up of the downtown areas. Every time I turn around, I see a truck with 4-5 guys just touring through the city. You want to take a break...15 min., not a 1/2 hr-45 min. that happens daily. Now, how many employees are there working for the DPW??? How many more have been employed in the last month? Just ridiculous and the city looks like crap! Everybody is always driving around in a truck...doing nothing! Why are there just as many employees in the winter as in the summer???And, the drivers of these vehicles are like cabbies, just doing the driving, nothing else. Get off your lazy asses! Have a specialized crew of 3-4 bodies doing things that need attention. As for the fire guys. Have them bring their own goddamn lunches. You can bet, we pay for all their meals! This padding for retirement is no worse than a thief walking in your home and robbing you! Yes, a city of 18,000, and we have two ambulance companies??? Fu*king bullsh*t!!! The police dept is no better!!! $100,000 vehicles...again...bullsh*t! How many officers are there? I'm guessing well over 100??? Maybe, closer to 200! Oswego can't have alternate street parking, because we're told by a kid, that the citizens of Oswego aren't smart enough to figure it out. Do we have numbers on how many homes have sufficient parking driveways, as to those who don't? Of course not, because nobody at city hall gives two sh*ts! We should know these numbers! What do councilors do...NOTHING!!! Community Development? Their website is a bunch of copy and paste, what they are here for. I don't see anything that they are actually doing or have anything in the works! They can't be doing much, because people are leaving Oswego, not coming! Close to fu*king $1,000,000. WTF! And, I agree with the poster that we are made to not succeed! It's government control, a policing state of mind. Everyone on the government tit, just sucking the life out of the ones that want to work! Fu*king heroes are everywhere! The military, everyone is a hero...bullsh*t, all fire personnel are heroes...bullsh*t!!! What about the mini-mart employee that is working the midnight shift, putting their lives in danger, so you can get your late night snacks...a hero? Why not? The city is in disarray, and pretty soon, it will be a city no one wants to even come back to visit after they leave. Because, that is exactly what is happening and will continue to happen if we allow it! Our officials don't want to do anything to help, maybe it is time for us to take control! Sit ins, calling offices every minute of the day, a human chain? If it gets nationwide attention, I guarantee things would change! You can't ignore your people, as this city has and is doing! What might work too, is embarrassing any employee, by filming them, take pics of them, following city employees to see exactly where your dime is going...and make it public! YouTube is a great tool. As well, it is proof, proof to our statesman that the taxpayers and citizens of Oswego are being robbed! We need to take a stand, or your money, homes, and faith in your gov't are gone!!! They too should think of that. But, the idiots in this city hall wouldn't understand that if they were slapped in the face with it! Make sense?

                                                                                                                             Jan 29/16


Childrens' Museum Poster

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Today's Quote  January 28/2016

“A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.”
Lawrence Durrell

in response to things not making any sense.
You are 100% right. Thank the people that voted for this dog and pony show. No one on the council seems to want to do anything and they all follow the leader. Did they forget they were elected to represent the residents of the city? One question that comes to mind, why is it that the mayor always appoints a friend or contributor to the department head positions in the city? Speaking for the DPW , why can’t they promote from within the department? There are some individuals that have been there for years and have a solid working knowledge of what needs to be done and how to do it efficiently. That is a slap in the face to see someone appointed that has no knowledge about what to do and doesn’t live in the city. About the parking ban , they tabled it until March when the ban will be lifted and everyone will have forgotten about it. If there are rentals in the city and there aren’t enough parking places for the tenants then the landlord should have to obtain the necessary permits to make them or not rent to so many tenants. College students for the most part are being taken advantage of , example you have a house that you rent to 4 college students and they all pay the same amount for rent. I f you would normally charge 400-500$ rent for a family you can quadruple it for college kids. Then you only have enough space for 2 cars not 4 , because we all know they all have cars for the most part. Where are they going to park? Should be landlords problem because the council and mayor haven’t got a F@#$ing clue. Go to council meeting some time and make sure you bring a fan to replace the air in their freaking heads!!!
                                                                                                                          Jan 28/16

City of Oswego and the OCSD
I attended the council meeting Monday night for an entirely different reason than the parking ban. I went because I cannot get a straight answer from any local authority about violence in the school district, questions asked about charges that do not meet the actual facts and why charges are not being pursued against a school authority that the rest of us would most certainly be facing if we committed such a crime. I called it what it is, cronyism and nepotism. The irony of this thing is that this has been happening around here for years and it is no secret. One of the biggest problems I see is that the majority of people do not vote, especially if they do not have a stake in the outcome. In my family’s situation I will just keep calling State agencies until I get to the right department. I have hit on some of the right ones and I am gaining some ground. As taxpayers and supporters of the local Government we should be able to rely on our local resources to do the right thing. Obviously, we cannot. Question is when are people going to be fed up enough to do something about it.
                                                                                                                          Jan 28/16

Barlow and City Council been in office 4 weeks.
Only 4 more years to go!! WHOOPIEEE
                                                                                                                          Jan 28/16

Re: Council Tables Charter Change Resolution
Are you all forgetting something? Who cares about the winter parking ban, it's only a temporary distraction, a bit of low-brow theatre for your edification. Think about it, Kells should be fuming mad over it yet he's smiling, Big clue (he's in on the "fix")
The one and only truly important issue is the residency requirement for City Hall "employees". Why was it never mentioned at the last Common Council meeting? Barlow's talking points in favor of changing the residency requirement are proven false by his actions, he's already hired incompetents that he's described as "perfect choices"! I assure you that if they do a "back room" deal with no public input they can expect a class action lawsuit filed the very next day. Trust me, as I write this other people are already working on it. "Don" Barlow better consult with his consigliere to make certain that he'll remain un-incarcerated after his one term as Mayor expires.
                                                                                                                          Jan 28/16

That is it. Keep the voters minds off the charter change by kicking this parking issue around.

Re: Truck rollover-
as a personal friend of the driver, I know for a fact that he is a US VETERAN, with it not being life threatening injuries, knowing that, the driver of the rollover that he be sent to the VA Hospital in Syracuse, where he went to. From the VA Hospital he was sent to Crouse Irving Hospital, where he was operated on.
                                                                                                                          Jan 28/16

Where do the people that need treament go for THERE benefit
So the insurance co. do not care about this scam ? The city aldermen and women, do not see this ? The aldermen do not know that the OSWEGO FIRE DEPT. is overstaffed, overpaid, corrupt, lying on time sheets, wasting truck fuel, wearing out truck tires on wasteful driving and meetings in there favorite meeting place when the weather is warm, Wrights landing!

I guess the aldermen do not want to save the taxpayers about 5 million a year! I guess the fire dept. and the taxpayers who did not vote, are okay with this! After all, this is not as important as which side of the street to park on, or some dumb a$$ salesmen telling how to grow, while he does not have to move. I guess it is alright for Firemen to collect $ 100,000.00 ( plus benefits ) to live OUTSIDE the city limits! How about this , a salary cap, no more than $ 50,000.00 per year plus benefits, but there is NO overtime pay! Let’s see if the joy ridding ( steering ) continues!
                                                                                                                          Jan 28/16

Just so you know.......
Onondaga county has made the last payment on the water tunnel. There will be no million dollars coming into Oz's coffers this year. You had better hide your wallet as they are going to be looking for a way to grab a million dollars from us. Very clear, very evident, privatize the ambulance service. Why does the council and mayor sell the tax payers down the river to support the ambulance service that we do not need? Mentor is already here. It's not like the fat asses will be without employment, they can work for Mentor. The City of Oz is not an employment agency. I have to believe that the OFD is giving something to the council for the council to keep this festering cancer fed. OFD will be the ruination of Oz.
                                                                                                                          Jan 28/16

OFD Salary caps and weight limits and age cut offs
Must be able to pass a stress test. Put in 20 years of service and out. Cannot exceed over $ 50,000.00 a year. Have the wants NOT to joy ride around on the taxpayer’s money. Must Vote every year and know about more that two grocery stores in Oswego, ny. Convenient stores DO NOT COUNT! And P.S. , must be taller than 5’-1” !
                                                                                                                          Jan 28/16


Ever increasing Oswego Taxes
Has anyone else read the fine print on their County of Oswego Property taxes? There are dozens of state mandates that we have to pay for. Just the cost of welfare is OVER HALF of the cost of our county taxes. When are the people of Oswego going to wake up that bringing more and more welfare people in, not only brings in more crime, domestic violence and drugs, but it increases the cost of services that they are using (ie: police).
                                                                                                                          Jan 28/16

Still no decision in Heidi Allen kidnapping, 3 months after judge says it's coming soon
I hear King is trying to get a bigger bribe off of oswego county so he is stalling.


                                                                                                                           Jan 28/16

The only so called evidence against Gary is the so called testimony of a jailhouse snitch, who has since changed his story. Based upon the past deals our DA has made with the DA in Jefferson County nothing would surprise me now.

Making sense
Oswego is under total absolute control .
The people allowed to make serious &$$$$&& with impunity and assistance will not interfere with the status quo.
Ever wonder y there are more cops/ person than anywhere else in US
Ever wonder y toxic waste dump
Ever wonder y never has city actually worked with university to improve city????????????
Cities in NY state that get big usually vote D
If oz was allowed to grow unchecked the population would possibly grow bigger than county
That would rock the boat
So to placate the false anti american D
(The Irish mob) was given Oswego
They were allowed to send money to their cause keep the city and always support the people
Who were allowed to make big $$$ in this city
So the given :
City will not work with university
Irish mob owns city
City will never grow
Wrong is right and right is wrong
Why degenerates that should be in jail are allowed to flourish
These constant Barlow this or so and so that is fluff
Barlow is like any other mayor we've had in memory except
Bill Cahill
Who was as honest as he was clueless
There are no opportunities to grow our city
The controllers have seen to it so
Given the limitations of this city
Has anyone got any ideas
I suspect a really smart honest person that got involved in city politics would find themselves in the fryer
So the scum have inherited oz
They just want money
They don't care about the future of the city unless it gives their heirs money
Sad but true
                                                                                                                          Jan 28/16

On those rare days when Cahill was sober he did not have the balls to do the right thing. He was not built that way. When his wife was not pulling his strings it was the Wahrendorks or some alcoholic looser like Bill McCarthy.







Today's Quote  January 25-27/2016

I Like this quote I dislike this quote“You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around
Paul Newman


Things that don't make any sense.
The Common Council Meeting yesterday made absolutely no sense! These council clowns knew about this open council meeting about the parking ban two weeks ago. Yet, not one thought or put anytime into thinking about it! Again, nobody on this council gives a sh*t! They follow each other's lead and do nothing in the job. Mayor Barlow, acts like a dictator when it comes to this subject, and can't see the repercussions of the ban. He thinks he is a smart one, when in fact he is a child that has been spoiled his whole life and knows nothing about life! The council is just a joke! They wasted time having this appeasement to the people of this city. Just a joke! It is about the plow drivers not taking strides to help the many. Nobody wants to do a fu*king thing! It has been days since our last sanding/salting on our streets. And, even after the rain, we are walking in mud on our streets. The wind the other day just blinded many with powdered salt. I didn't eat salt on my food, as I breathed enough of it in on my walk through the city. I wonder if this is planned, as another contributor of Barlow is in the car washing business??? It has yet to snow during the hours of 1am-6am, for "plows to do their job". To add to our council and mayor dumbness, the charter of having one live within the city to hold city positions. This is a farce, and apparently no one living in the city is good enough to hold a city position. And...why was Kells hired??? Money, and going to Barlow's during the summer begging for the position. He had it before the "mayor," was elected, if he was to be elected. Crooked, every bit of it! Lies and deceit, now we will pay. How much does the Community and Development get now? I'm guessing, close to 1 million dollars??? Unfu*king believable! I digress...now the Oswego City School District. We terminate the dispatcher, just to hire him as a bus driver. What the fu*k is wrong with this city??? Then, polling places are eliminated! We can't get poeple to the polls as it is, but yet we are going to have less sites! What the fu*k! And to add, at churches! Yea, this is what we teach our kids...fu*king stupid! Oh, and don't forget about the chicken barbecue events at bars! We have bus drivers with DWI's, MADD advocates that are arrested for DWI, and there is nothing wrong with this??? The goddamn governor needs to shut Oswego down! But, according to him, we need more money in education! No, we just need people that will do the right thing, for the kids!!! This city is coming apart at the seams people. Taxes are about to take your life away as you know it. And the ones in control, could give a rats ass about you! It just doesn't make any sense!
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16

Re: Pimping for the Syracuse hospitals?
I too have experienced the OFD "pimping" for the Syracuse hospitals, however Syracuse hospitals receiving all of that income that should be going to the Oswego hospital is an unintended consequence of the shameless greed of the OFD. The one and only reason they do this is to pad their overtime, not to assure that people receive the best care, even though the OFD ambulance employees (most of them are EMTs' NOT Paramedics - Google the BIG DIFFERENCE) actually tell their "passengers" things like (and I quote from personal experience) "You're not going to let us take your mother to the Oswego hospital are you, they'll KILL her" (his exact words) I personally would never intentionally spend an hour or longer in an ambulance staffed by EMTs'!! Why because I have no confidence in an EMT's ability to keep me alive for over an hour. The OFD are the ones playing Russian Roulette with your life. I'm surprised that the Oswego hospital has no issue with this. The Oswego hospital's silence makes it seem like the OFD's derision is justified.
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16

"Land Bank" Funding
How can we prevent this money from "rehabbing" slumlord properties? Is this Barlow's intended purpose? We need a guarantee from Mayor Barlow that not one cent of this money goes to any currently owned slumlord properties and to exclude the slumlords from buying these properties AFTER they're rehabbed! I have taken this issue to the Attorney General and Comptroller including a list of all slumlord rentals in Oswego County with a suggestion to compare addresses with all future reconstruction locations funded by Land Bank monies and to track who buys the properties.
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16

Judge King
Judge King is busy campaigning for the Donald.
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16

Vending Booth
Why should there be a fee charged to inspect a booth or tent when it is there job anyway! And if the OFD is pimping ( steering ) for Syracuse Hospitals, that is leading for the city of Oswego to a law suit. Greed, arrogance and overweight, what a combo!
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16

An Example of "Barlow's Best"


Our new City Attorney, hired by Mayor Barlow, is in reality an example of the kind of people that Mayor Barlow said he would NOT hire! Based on his low rating we definitely would have benefitted from "hiring the best from anywhere but Oswego"
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16

RE: Truck Crash
I think you are right Ed. They are either pimping for the Syracuse Hospitals or getting kick backs from them. Oops I didn't say that about the kick backs. Oh never mind I did say it. Something just does not seem right on this one. Oswego Hospital a block away from the crash. But the stupid OFD drives 40 minutes away to Syracuse. Again WHY the need to take the driver to Syracuse? Is OFD going to bring the driver back to Oswego when he leaves what ever Syracuse Hospital the OFD left him at. They should being they took him to Syracuse instead of Oswego Hospital. I know you have been saying for years about having someone look into the goings on with OFD. Maybe now someone might take a good long look at OFD now. Oh wait until next time the chief asks for more overtime money.

Just the way I see it.
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16


                                                                                                                           Jan 25-27/16

Barlow is Truly a Flaming A$$hole
This kid really has NO clue. He has about an hour and a half experience total in government and then has the balls to tell the council they are inexperienced and can not make a decision. The above caption tells the whole story!
It is good that this Flamer has been showing his lack of experience and that he has no understanding of how the city works. Hey ass wipe, the people can to the meeting to do just what they had to do, let the council know there are better ways. You have had two year experience, equivalent to an hour and a half, and think you have all the answers.....new flash....we fools put you in office and can see that you do not get a second term......right now if we could, I would impeach your ass out of office and out of town.
A do noting councilor and now a do nothing mayor....
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16

Let us see
Please show us the physical requirements that the fire personal have to meet! Such as overweight, years of service and close to retirement, in which could mean, too fat to run, and retirement package is really fat, but he wants to get fatter ( we call that greed )! You know, that they bring this on themselves, and by having mini- me, does not make them look all that professional either !
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16

Get your camera ready
Word has it the OFD is planning to get some press time, free entry into a game and soak up some OT in the process. They are going to make a showing at the Tuesday night SUNY Oswego Game to "show support for the Geneseo kids killed last week. Question what makes that their business? OK so the hockey kids was a volunteer fireman, since when did they care for them- opps I forgot most of the OFD lives in surrounding towns covered by volunteers. Well except for a couple who live in the city and are officers in neighboring volunteer depts. Strange don't you think.

Didn't the City Council say the OFD doesn't do calls on campus as it is in the town of Oswego. Sounds like it is the beginnings of a play to get going back to campus. Pad the call numbers pad the wallet.

Maybe they got permission from Billy Boy if they let him ride the truck and blow the siren and wear a shiny hat.
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16

I guess we are going back to the civil war times, no blacks on the Oscar this year, but there are no whites on the BETV AWARDS! See, it DOES go both ways, it all depends, how do You want it, earn it or give it to you because of your race!
We are going backwards not forwards!
                                                                                                                          Jan 25-27/16

Council Tables Charter Change Resolution
Big surprise. Their favorite ploy, kick the can down the road, in a month or so you will all forget about it and the council will not have to act. Kick the can down the road works very well, did the same thing with the sewer issue and you know what that got you. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity. Need I say more?


                                                                                                                           Jan 25-27/16








Today's Quote  January 24/2016

"All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few."

Is the judge hibernating?
Where oh were has the little
Judge gone?
Oh where oh where can he be?

"Some one, wake me, after Judge King gets out of hibernation."
But then again, was he half asleep, during his last response? His response may not be worth being, waken up for.!!!
                                                                                                                          Jan 24/16

yes John Pierce you sat at board meeting like you knew something. Really? It is a shame that we as tax payers have to give our hard earned money to a low life know nothing person like that. Why as tax payers can we not have a say in who is responsible for who drives our children? Chris Marsh has been speeding in this city for years, and is reported for it and nothing is done. I have witnessed her smoking on school property. I was told by a child and had to see it myself. Has it been reported? oh yes. Mr. Pierce says he will take care of it. Oh yes like he does everything else. So again to repeat what I read on here, why do we employ drivers with dwi's attached to their files. We have a male driver and a female driver both convicted of dwi's. A friend of mine said just one time one of her children are on a bus with either one of them or hot rod Harry and the district will have the biggest law suite ever. And by the way mr. Pierce, how come your drivers can drive down road eating, and drinking? Is that in your safety book? Or did Ms. no nothing Sharkey train them how to do it and get away with it? The School Board is the worst bunch of people iI have ever seen. What the hell do they do except get jobs for their relatives? Right TOM?? We need a clean sweep. Tansportation Supervispr and School board members. That Kathy Allen is worthless. I heard how she works to. The only thing I can see is if you are a dishonest person, a drunk, or just a person that likes to break all rules, then you are prime you subjects to be on School Board or bus driver, and let's not forget Supervisor. I am waiting to hear more about these people that are taking care of our children..And bus 204 .. why can they sit at Stewarts ? Are they picking up students? I sat across the street watching them there were no children. When I followed the bus it went to Minetto. And as soon as got there got off bus , met another driver and had a cigarette. Really? Are they on our time? We pay them like Marsh to smoke while we pay them?
Wake up Mr. Goewey.. Please lets have one person with a brain......
                                                                                                                          Jan 24/16


RE Barlow

Like you said he has a way with words.

                                                                                                                           Jan 24/16

Re: Residency Requirement
Does Mayor Barlow himself meet the legal residency requirement? It seems very likely that his tenuous residency could be successfully challenged in court. Tom Kells and What's Her Name are not the only 2 who'd be saying bye-bye. This proposed resolution to the City Charter was most likely instigated by Barlow's "consigliere", Kevin Caraccioli, to protect their common interests.
Remember if Barlow's lips are moving, he's lying.
I urge all residents to attend the common council meeting and voice your outrage over this latest egregious affront to the taxpayers of Oswego. I hope Walker hasn't been "persuaded" to change his opinion. So far he's the only one who might get re-elected.
                                                                                                                          Jan 24/16

Baby Barlow did it all...just ask him
If you didn't know, Baby Billy did it all for the two years he was on the council, only problem is, nobody knew who he was, or what he did for the time he was on the council. It was apparent what he didn't do:
He did not take care of the streets in his ward
He did not lower taxes...he actually voted to increase taxes
He voted yes on the budget that resulted in raising our water and sewer rates by $200, then tried to hid it by voting against the rate increase. Fu@king Lair!
He did not bring forth resolutions in his name other than the ones that were given to him by Legislator Mulcahy
He complained abut the winter parking situation, yet failed to do anything about changing it.

Now that he has lied his way into the mayor's seat, he has:
Failed to come up with a solution to reduce the water sewer rates, even though there was a move to rescind the resolution
He has appointed the least qualified person (Kells) to head the DPW, and has no problem with pay to play...Kells gave Barlow $5,000 for his campaign
He wants to change the charter so there is no residency requirements to be a department head..say's there are no qualified people in Oswego to fill these jobs, in other words, if you have a $5,000 cash payment he will hire you
Now he wants venders to pay $50 to $75 for a permit after the fire department slugs inspect your vending booth....$50 to inspect a tent...WOW, now that is "Business Friendly"
                                                                                                                          Jan 24/16

NOT Barlow's Idea (as he claimed)
Pay close attention as to where this funding goes. My best bet would be directly into the hands of the slumlords.
Oswego County Receives Approval to Proceed With Establishment of Land Bank
                                                                                                                          Jan 24/16


RE: Truck Crash
Now what was the reason OFD had to transport the driver of the truck to Syracuse. What Oswego Hospital full? That does not seem right even for Oswego Fire Department. If it was me I would be calling my insurance company and telling them to just pay for the transport to Oswego Hospital. Would not pay the OFD at all for the transport to Syracuse? I know this is Oswego but come on the Oswego Hospital is right there. Even the OFD can't be that stupid. Oh wait a minute they are that stupid sorry my mistake.
                                                                                                                          Jan 24/16

I have had two or three people tell me the OFD is pimping for the Syracuse hospitals.






Today's Quote  January 23/2016

“Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.”

Lord Byron



Truck Crash
A man reportedly on his way to the Oswego Hospital lost control of his pickup truck and left traffic on West Bridge St abruptly. The vehicle then traveled through the parking lot of the beckon hotel and mowed down a few evergreens before crossing West Sixth St. and overturning in the driveway of a home. Despite being only one and a half a blocks from the Oswego Hospital emergency room the OFD heroes took the driver to a Syracuse hospital.

                                                                                                                           Jan 23/16

Notorious landlord owns Syracuse house where teen died in candle fire
This can happen here in Oz. 229 Syracuse Ave. was condemned several years ago, it was not fit for anyone to reside there. It appears that 229 Syracuse Ave. is occupied. Have the code violations been addressed? Was it inspected? Did Michael Donahue obtain a rental permit? Have the heroes done their job as code enforcers? Hopefully, no one loses their life in this dump. This is a law suit waiting to happen.



                                                                                                                           Jan 23/16

Oswego nurse accused of taking painkillers from hospital fined $500


                                                                                                                           Jan 23/16

If she was a fireman and stole $20,000 she would have gotten off a lot easier.



Oswego County Receives Approval to Proceed With Establishment of Land Bank


                                                                                                                           Jan 23/16


Really.........I thought that was supposed to be Barlow's idea.







Today's Quote  January 22/2016

“I'm not against half naked girls - not as often as I'd like to be.”
Benny Hill

Like taxpayers didn't already know.

New York has heaviest state and local tax burden in nation


And this doesn't even include outrageous water/sewer fees.

What's Billy boy's plan to help taxpayers here?
Hiring more people for Community Development office isn't going to help.
                                                                                                                          Jan 22/16

And he is not hiring city residents either!

Why is this residency thing an issue??? Because they can't hire who they want when they want if they follow the rules!! Barlow has just proven his pay to play policy. Who ever gave the most is going to receive the most, has NOTHING to do with getting the most qualified . Obviously with the appointment of Kells, what are his qualifications???? Slumlord that contributed to campaign!!!! Wow!! Walker is spot on and the rest of the council needs to support him on this issue. Even if you waive the residency requirements (which you shouldn't) Kells still has no qualifications. Barlow said one thing to get elected and has done the opposite. Let's see what happens with the parking issue Iam sure he will flip flop on that also!!
                                                                                                                          Jan 22/16

New York has heaviest state and local tax burden in nation


                                                                                                                           Jan 22/16

Common Council
I keep hearing about this common council. Particularly the landlord's. What I see, read and hear. Is many of it's members have their hands in a few things they shouldn't. When does the rest of the population wake up. Realise, Oswego is run by corrupt idiots.
                                                                                                                          Jan 22/16

Things we may have forgotten
We should remember that it is not always easy to enforce the living-in-the-city rule for city employees; if you own a house in Fulton or Scriba, Minetto, etc., it may take you years to sell it...I remember a prominent city worker who lived outside the city but rented an apartment in the city to satisfy that rule; this worker tried for years to see the house outside the city but had no buyers.....but many of you contributors to this page ran this person right out of town for not living in the city.

Also--another obvious point...the city budget is not the product of the mayor but the council...the mayor submits a suggested budget and the council changed it to suit the will of the council...our current mayor I believe was absent when the current budget was created so as not to be involved in the process...such involvement could have hurt his chances at being elected.

Incidentally, when all is said and done, Amy Tressider would have been a much better mayor...we had a chance to elect her and we chose not to. So, since this medium seemed to prefer Billy, most of you have no reason to complain for the next four...or eight?...years.
                                                                                                                          Jan 22/16


Then mayor Gosuck , told then police chief McPhearson, she could satisfy the residency requirement by maintaining an apartment in the city. When she brought the Liquor Authority in to close down a bar run by the notorious Mary and David Wahrendorf the Wahrendorks went running to Gosuck demanding he get rid of her. Our pervert former mayor was in bed with Scumdorks back then just as he is today under the veil of Glass House LLC. All of a sudden the residency policy was strictly enforced and McPhearson left the department.

Tressider would have been just as bad as Gilligan. That was a loose loose loose election.








Today's Quote  January 21/2016


The city should be looking to hire the best, the sharpest and most talented employees it can

“no matter where they live,”
Billy Barlow.


The residency requirement is not stopping anyone from getting hired.

All they have to do is move into the city. There are plenty of houses for sale to choose from.


What he is saying here is,

there are no city residents good enough, sharp enough, or talented enough

to be hired by his administration.


oswego common council-drop dead
all you assholes take care of not one single taxpayer.you are all no good.hope your house catches fire with you in it or you get in a head on crash.you all are taking the life out of all of us so hope something takes it out of you.you are all crooks
                                                                                                                          Jan 21/16

gas tax
The rate on a gallon of gas imposed by NYS, Feds, etc. is 63.4 cents a gallon. In 2006, the New York State percentage rate sales and use taxes (sales tax) on motor fuel and highway diesel motor fuel changed to a cents-per-gallon

method. This applies to sales of qualified fuel, as defined in TSB-M-06(8)S, New Guidelines on the Sales of Motor Fuel and Diesel Motor Fuel Subject to the Cents-Per-Gallon Sales Tax. The Tax Law allows counties and cities to change their percentage rate sales tax to a cents-per-gallon method, or stay with a percentage rate method. Gillen’s statements would reflect that Oz relies on the cent-per-gallon method, but in your defense, who knows or even if Gillen knows what the rate or method is currently used. The state sales tax on motor fuel and diesel motor fuel outside the Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (NYC, Hudson) is now 8 cents-per-gallon. inside the MCTD, the tax is 8¾ cents-per-gallon. I will agree with you that the revenue projections are based on fireman math rendering complete bull$h!t, since consumption would have to raise by 18,750,000 gallons to achieve his lofty numbers. As far as voting for Gillen, I apologize, that was uncalled for; no one really had a choice. – J.P. Getty
                                                                                                                          Jan 21/16

It appears that not all municipalities in the state are required to use the same method of taxing gasoline.
From reading this 2008 article it appears the city was using the .04 cents per dollar method.

City Department Heads Residential Requirements
The Common Council needs to stick to the residency requirements that have been established and are now in place. I think Walker hit it on the head when he said" it is a matter of civic pride and accountability. If you work here you should live here and become invested in the community that is paying your wages through their tax dollars" sic. That is an excellent position, and I hope the other councilors follow his lead.
The "Kid Mayor" has his optical nerve being blocked by his sphincter muscle, in other words, he has his head up his ass on this and most other issues. His quotes in the paper are precious, "when hiring, he" would not settle for second best", "the best most talented people, no matter where they live is what Oswego should hire". The Kid Mayor said "Kells and Rudgick were good examples of people who were the best for the job and live outside the city". Is the mayors office back to snorting cocaine like one of our previous mayors, or is this kid just over his head.
Kells has ZERO experience as a DPW Commissioner. He worked part time at the marina, and drove around town in his Jaguar looking for pot holes to fill. He was best alright, gave $5,000 to Barlow's campaign thereby buying the position.
Come on Billy Boy, you sold yourself to the highest bidder. As far as that Rudgick character, he was a low level clerk for New Visions Housing and worked for Catholic Charities out of Rochester, again in a low level position. This is the BEST you can come up with!!! During the campaign, if Little Billy came to a sudden stop, Rudgick's head would have gone up Little Billy's ass.
I think you are correct Ed, this is a repeat of the John J Gosek Administration.
                                                                                                                          Jan 21/16


DPW Commissioner Job And The Charter Change
Barlow sold the job to Kells but Kells lives in Scriba so Barlow is changing the charter to close the deal.
                                                                                                                          Jan 21/16


Where's Judge Ding a Ling King?
What ever happened to Judge King? It's been almost a year since anyone's even seen the inside of the court. Does he not have a responsibility to not only the court's but to tax payers? Is his concern with keeping his own faults quiet that he can not, concentrate on further responsibilities? When he neglected to allow others to testify and end the hearing. You would think he would have an answer, out of respect for his duties. It's now been another two months since he filed a response to motions, that were never filed. It took months to get a response that had nothing to do w court. I'm certain it doesn't take long to come up with another fudged response. That has no bearing on this court case. Give up your response King so Oswego tax payers can be done with you and the case can move on to judges that pay attention to their court cases. You can stay up north where your also disliked for you dishonest rulings. Must be the law suit you were handed a few weeks back has your undies in a tight knot. So tight you can't focus on your responsibility as a judge and to tax payers who are flipping the bill to have you continue this botched Case..Your holding up others lives, without a drop of conscience. If you haven't noticed since you began this trail, not one person has been in support of your dishonesty. Oswego regrets ever requesting your help. I'm certain those who are dishonest love you. But those who are not. Wish you never came to Oswego and this is only one example of why.
                                                                                                                          Jan 21/16






                                                                                                                           Jan 11/16



Neither the Federal nor the State governments

have ever mandated that the City of Oswego

raise its water or sewer rates.

Anyone who says they did is a F**KING LIAR!!!!!!




Today's Quote  December 9/2015

“Some day, on the corporate balance sheet, there will be an entry which reads, 'Information'; for in most cases, the information is more valuable than the hardware which processes it.”
Grace Murray

That day is today.

Last elections
At this past election, I would like to let the first ward voters know that the councilor they elected doesn’t live in the ward and hasn’t for the past 4 years. Caitlin Reynolds lived at 94 West Cayuga St which is in the third ward and rented from Jeff Holbrook. She never changed her address from her parents house but was receiving mail at the West Cayuga St. address as well . I hear now that she is living in the town of Scriba with her boyfriend. After the polls closed isn’t it ironic that the democratic commissioners daughter was running the machine and there was a 45 minute glitch in the machines and the errors had to be cleared and after that she was declared the winner. The votes didn’t add up with the tallies I had and I wonder how many of the votes were miraculously lost in the machine? Just crooked Oswego politics again. And special thanks to the renaissance group for their part in gentrification in the city. Their association will eventually push out all the poorer people that can’t afford to pour a lot of money into their houses because they have to pay high taxes. If you don’t believe me look the word up along with the Baltimore theory.

Signed an angry person who wanted to make a difference in the first ward.
                                                                                                           Dec. 9/15

Taxi Times
I took another ride with Giggerish John Gibson, sole owner and operator of NY Transportation and it seems that he wears many hats. First he's a special taxi control officer and now he claims he's also a sworn process server and EMT who drives a Fire Truck for the Town of Oswego. His many talents also include being a race car driver at the Fulton Speedway. He managed to tell me all this in the 5 mins it took to get to Walmart can you imagine where the conversation would have ended up after a 20 minute ride? It reminded me of the movie "Catch Me If You Can". I can imagine him doing a Rober DeNiro impersonation from the movie Taxi Driver in his rear view mirror saying, "You talkin' to me?" Town of Oswego residents rejoice! Johnny the Special Taxi Agent Race Car Driver EMT Fireman is on the job but if you need to make it to work on time better be ready 2 hours early and start walking.
                                                                                                           Dec. 9/15

Oakes needs a new notary
If you look at the Notary signature
on the last filing of DA Greg Oakes, you will see her notary
stamp expired March 31, 2015. Greg filed his response and
signed it, November 16, 2015. Is that legal and proper? Does
that void the paperwork?

                                                                                                           Dec. 9/15

Economist Thought
This idea is the stupidest idea I've ever heard. Well, close anyway. What the f*** goes on in people's brains that one thinks of something like this. Not only is this discrimination, but doing something like this would take more than the money it would generate to figure out who it would affect! F***ing Idiotacy. Furthermore, let's throw a $100 tax on people who rent, because they benefit from cities protectiveness (f***ing funny), and do not share the burden of having to pay monies a homeowner must endure! Poeple are f***ed up in the head. This world has problems. The thoughts and actions of today are a sign that we are the stupidest animal on the planet. Unf***ing believable.

To add to the Exonomists...
To add to the Economists... brainiac idea. First, how difficult is it to come up with an idea that involves taxing! Wow, that could solve all our problems! Have we had many problems...seriously? Yes, there are issues with college students at times, but could you imagine what our economy would look like without these kids? Have you been in Walmart on any given evening? It is packed full of kids buying and spending mommy and daddy's money. If your looking for a vibrant downtown, good luck with that. The economy doesn't support these nickel and dime, mom and pop operations anymore. That's why our downtown basically consists of food places, and bars. But we can't forget the tattoo shops. That shows the minds of poeple living in this area. These places do great! The nic-nac shops, not so much. There has been things told on this site about certain things this city should do, but nobody wants or gives a sh**! You have to look to the future and know that money must be spent to get money back! But, at the same time, you have to eliminate many things...the city has so many employees that, not only do they not do their jobs, their late everyday, steal, do things on the job that have nothing to do with their job, use city vehicles to do their own thing, take vehicles home, smoke cigs in city vehicles while driving around at a snails pace picking up rubbish, that takes them all day to do a square mile, up to 5 people and the biggest rigs they have to do it, and yet not pick all of it up. They actually leave crap behind. There are so many things that are not being done, and no one is in any damn hurry to do what they should be doing! Everybody is so goddamn lazy, they think their job is a given right. They need to be let go, as there are many that would actually appreciate a city job, and whT do we have to lose? Let's see if they'll do better. So, when I read about an Economist who's brilliant idea is to raise taxes on anyone to solve a (non-existent) problem, it is just baffling that this is the best they can come up with...unf***ing believable!


                                                                                                           Dec. 9/15


Sex Offender relocation notice

Please access the Sex Offender Sub-directory from the Division of Criminal Justice Services website by clicking on the following link for additional details for this move. Thank you. http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/offenderDetails.jsp?offenderid=20746
                                                                                                           Dec. 9/15





Today's Quote  December 1/2015


“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.”

Winston Churchill



Will Barlow stop this?
While waiting for my wife I happened to catch these two public servants (firemen) coming out of Price Chopper with their groceries about 10:00 AM Sunday morning. One of the city ambulances was parked around the corner of the building out of sight. As the exited they immediately began scanning the parking lot to see if anyone was watching (showing their guilt). When they noticed I was taking their picture, the taller one, on the right, holding his cell phone had the audacity to ask me if I wanted his name. This continues to be an affront to the tax payers of Oswego. A group that continues to dwindle while the burden continues to grow.



Today's Quote  August 6/15

“It's your life. Live it with people who are alive. It tends to be contagious.”
Peter McWilliams


Oswego Firefighter Sentenced

Last night in Minetto Town Court Oswego firefighter and former Minetto fire chief Joe Smegelsky Jr. received the maximum sentence of $1000 and two years probation despite arguments from the District Attorney Greg Oaks and defense lawyer Timothy Kirwan. They had hoped for a lesser sentence but based on information in Smegelsky's pre sentencing report the maximum punishment was handed down.


An audit by the State Comptrollers office found that Smegelsky had taken funds and used a department credit card to purchase a handgun, automotive parts and assorted items. He also created a fictitious company which sold fire equipment from undisclosed sources to the Minetto Department. District Attorney Oaks repeatedly argued for special treatment because Smegelsky had paid back slightly less than half of what the Comptrollers office found. However the fact remains he paid nothing back until he was caught.



Breaking News 8:15 PM

Oswego Police, NY State Troopers and The border Patrol have descended on a house at 177 Syracuse Ave.

The property is owned by Oswego slumlords Thomas and Tracy Kells. Kells was recently exposed for his illegal campaign contribution to mayoral candidate Billy Barlow.

Several sources claim Barlow has promised Kells the job of DPW Commissioner.


Today's Quote  July 29/15

"With all due respect to Senator Schumer and everyone else,

we just can't shut the band down every time a politician wants to speak,"
Doug (Gus) Buske



How Oswego Harborfest silenced U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer





Schumer is not just any politician!

He is one of the most powerful politicians in the United States.

He is the funnel through, which all Federal funding flows to this shitty city and county.

Does anyone really think he is going to forget the actions and comments of this STUPID IGNORANT F**K  BUSKE?


I and several others tried to no avail to get help from Schumer's office in dealing with the corruption in this city and county. Now he has gotten a first hand taste of their arrogance. Lets see how he deals with it.


Joeseph Smegelsky Jr.


Below is a copy of the District Attorney's plea bargain and his explaination of how they arrived at it.

If you enjoy fiction you will love this.









Gary Thibodeau claims he has not been allowed to shower in 4 weeks



                                                                                                                       March 4/15


Today's Quote, March 2/15

"Some people stay longer in an hour than others do in a month"
William Dean Howells


Regarding The Comptrollers Report, which should be answered buy State Comptroller, the District attorney, and the Mayor of Oswego


Joe Smegelsky Jr.

“The chief of the Minetto Volunteer Fire Company in Oswego County spent nearly $6,000 in public funds on personal purchases such as guns and motorcycle parts, according to an audit released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. The audit revealed a total of $22,000 in misused funds, questionable spending and missing cash” http://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/dec14/121914a.htm

Why were there no charges brought for Official Misconduct?

S 195.00 Official misconduct.
A public servant is guilty of official misconduct when, with intent to
obtain a benefit or deprive another person of a benefit:
1. He commits an act relating to his office but constituting an
unauthorized exercise of his official functions, knowing that such act
is unauthorized; or
2. He knowingly refrains from performing a duty which is imposed upon
him by law or is clearly inherent in the nature of his office.
Official misconduct is a class A misdemeanor.

Exactly what kind of firearm was purchased, long gun or pistol?

If it was a pistol who’s permit was it placed on?

Did Smegelsky have a permit and if so has it been revoked?

I have been told some crimes involving firearms bring mandatory penalties. If the alleged felony “grand larceny in the third degree” were to be prosecuted would it then bring a mandatory penalty/sentence?


Did anyone investigate to see if this overpayment was deliberate and possibly part of a scheme to divert monies to the chief?

“Vendor Refund Check Diverted — While reviewing cash
disbursements we found that the Company’s Treasurer had
mistakenly overpaid a vendor in 2012. After interviewing Company
officials, including the Chief, we found that the vendor had issued a
check for $1,863 to the Company as a refund of this overpayment.
The Chief subsequently cashed this refund check and retained the
funds for personal use. Prior to the conclusion of our audit, the Chief
reimbursed the Company $1,863 for this refund check.”



According to the Comptrollers Report, Smegelsky admitted he prepared invoices for a nonexistent company at the request of “other Company officials”.


“Four of the purchases were supported by
invoices with letterhead that indicated the Chief had a fire equipment


9 The invoice letterhead showed “J.Smegelsky Fire Equip.”


but, when we interviewed the Chief, he stated that he did
not have a business that sold firefighting gear and related equipment
and that he only prepared invoices because he was asked to do so by
other Company officials.”


S 175.05 Falsifying business records in the second degree.
A person is guilty of falsifying business records in the second degree
when, with intent to defraud, he:
1. Makes or causes a false entry in the business records of an
enterprise; or
2. Alters, erases, obliterates, deletes, removes or destroys a true
entry in the business records of an enterprise; or
3. Omits to make a true entry in the business records of an enterprise
in violation of a duty to do so which he knows to be imposed upon him by
law or by the nature of his position; or
4. Prevents the making of a true entry or causes the omission thereof
in the business records of an enterprise.
Falsifying business records in the second degree is a class A misdemeanor.

S 175.10 Falsifying business records in the first degree.
A person is guilty of falsifying business records in the first degree
when he commits the crime of falsifying business records in the second
degree, and when his intent to defraud includes an intent to commit
another crime or to aid or conceal the commission thereof.
Falsifying business records in the first degree is a class E felony.

In an unprecedented public plea for leniency from the District Attorney, we have heard how Smegelsky cooperated and how his alleged loss of six weeks pay at the Oswego Fire Department somehow figures into his punishment. According to the Comptrollers Report “the Chief was unwilling to state where he obtained the other items he sold to the Company”

Someone please explain to me how this translates into cooperation and why was there no investigation into where these items came from?

“Other than stating that he had previously
owned a generator and two helmets which he sold to the Company,
9 The invoice letterhead showed “J.Smegelsky Fire Equip.”
the Chief was unwilling to state where he obtained the other items
he sold to the Company.”






Today's Quote, January 26/15

"I am not an enemy of the negro, we want him here among us; he is the only laboring class we have."
Nathan Bedford Forrest


One week ago we celebrated Martin Luther King Day. I am sure members of the Ozwego Fire Department seized the opportunity to rack up some double overtime but that is about the only use they have for non-whites.

Since its inception in 1876 the Oswego Fire Department has been as white as the driven snow, with respect to the color of its members that is. In its 139 year history there has never been an Asian, Black or Hispanic member. If you think this somehow reflects the population then you better take off your blinders. Oswego’s elected officials and Personnel Department have long allowed department members to live as far away as Montour Falls, Watertown, and Groton. There is no way you can cast a net that far and say, that population is reflected by our department.

In the late 1980’s there was young Black man working for the local cable company who sometimes frequented the Fire House Tavern as did members of the OFD. The firefighters exam had been announced and he was asking some of the OFD members if they thought he had a chance of getting in. He received all kinds of encouragement while he was there but after he left I overheard two of the Heroes chuckling and say no way they were going to let him in the department. “We have Guinias and Polocks and that is as integrated as we are going to get.” I do not know if the man ever took the test but the fact is that department remains as segregated as the day it was formed. They are allowed to operate as their own little fiefdom picking and choosing their own white membership and no one has the balls to put a stop to it.

The next time our Senators and Congressmen come around for their photo ops with our Hero Department we should all point out to the national media how they are supporting a racist organization. Perhaps we should ask the NAACP how this has been overlooked by their organization for so long.
                                                                                                                            Jan 26/15





Joseph Smegelsky


Audit of Minetto fire chief charged with misusing $22K in funds for guns, motorcycle parts completed
"This individual had keys to the cash register and went on a spending spree with the fire company's money," DiNapoli said in a statement.


                                                                                                                    Dec 20/14


They learn to be thieves and liars in Ozwego then they go out into the towns and ply their trade.


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




Reporting Welfare Fraud
If you suspect, or have knowledge of a social services client fraudulently receiving assistance from Public Assistance, Food Stamps or Home Energy Assistance (HEAP), you should report it to the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance.




Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force 



Secret Service Electronic Crime Task Force




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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