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|Archived stories from Sunday,
June 7, 2009 through Thursday, August 6, 2009
|7/25: Well, I just decided to
leave my job at the grocery store due to high stress levels... not sure
what's next. Hopefully I land that coveted meteorologist job, but
failing that, I really don't know. I just can't go back there for a
7/21: Random tidbits... Stan Lundine is in agreement with Andrew Cuomo that the Ravitch appointment, as conducted, was illegal... Salamanca teacher Michael Dupont, who was convicted of exploiting young teenagers last year, has been sentenced to the maximum 14 years in prison... now that we're getting past the 4th of July, and I think Labor Day is nothing more than a day off, the next major holiday is Thanksgiving, and I'm already hard at work with this year's Thanksgiving Fullervision Style compiling stuff.
7/20: I just had a dream that the Jacksonville Jaguars were moving to Gainesville, FL and that the San Francisco 49ers were moving out of SF (can't remember where) on the same day. You figure that one out.
7/14: Just a heads-up, I renewed Fullervision.net for the year, so the site will now remain up until at least July 18, 2010.
7/7: Continuing thoughts on the state government circus... the governor and comptroller do not have the authority to have their cake and eat it too; if he calls a special session, the state has to pay for it. It's as simple as that. Withholding pay and travel compensation (which unfairly targets those who live in rural areas, like our state senator) to force through legislation is a bullying tactic unfit for a legitimate government, and I don't care what that legislation is.
6/25: Crazy idea to resolve the Senate dispute: why not ask Eliot Spitzer to rescind his resignation? He was elected to a full term; theoretically, he could rescind his resignation at any time during the term. Nothing in state law says all resignations are final upon taking effect. The move would put Paterson back in position as Lieutenant Governor and finally give the necessary casting vote to break the gridlock. It's never been tested, anywhere, but this whole debacle has shown a major hole in the state constitution regarding gubernatorial succession. It certainly sounds like a better idea than throwing a temper tantrum like a 3-year-old, like he's doing now.
UPDATE 7/7: I'm glad he's looking into a new interpretation of the public officer's law that suggests that a lieutenant governor can be appointed (though not elected) in the event of a vacancy. These deadlocks are not supposed to happen. Outside of that, it would take an actual change of a Senate seat to get quorum, which could happen as soon as this fall, with a vacancy in the congressional seat for Northern New York, a swing district.
6/15: Apologies for not updating the weather forecast for the past five days. I had an emotional meltdown on Thursday and it took me a few days to recover.
6/7: Rollover day... in case you missed FV's exclusive story: Is Catharine Young considering a run for Congress in Northern New York?