Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a great 2010! Pronounce it twenty-ten please.

Some good end of decade reading.

  • Paul Krugman on The Big Zeros.

  • Matt Sigl's great countdown of the top 100 ideas of the decade.

  • Looking into the future, check out Wikipedia's article on the 2010s.

    This picture of me was taken at the Times Square Visitors Center, in front of the 2010 NYC New Years Eve Ball.
  • Saturday, December 19, 2009

    CitizeNYC Podcast #3

    Recording this week's CitizeNYC podcast Two Beers In, we weren't having any beer because it was Saturday morning instead of Friday night. Greg & I soberly cover the storm of the century, homelessness, suing the Catholic Church, and more. You can listen here, or subscribe free on iTunes.

    If you're concerned about youth homelessness, consider contributing to NYC's Ali Forney Center.

    Tuesday, December 15, 2009

    On Joe Lieberman

    I chimed in on The Hill's Big Question today.

    How will Lieberman's stance on healthcare affect him politically?

    Impact Joe Lieberman politically? This is a guy who hasn't behaved responsibly politically in years. Remember his incredibly sad, ill-manged 2004 Presidential campaign? Where, after the New Hampshire primary, he said one of my favorite quotes of that race, "We are in a three-way split decision for third place!" Remember when he bucked his party and ran for Senate as an independent after being defeated in the Democratic Senate primary? Or, that time he supported Republican John McCain for President over Barack Obama. That didn't make any sense politically either, but he did it. Now, Joe decides to completely reverse his views on the Medicare expansion, just to be a jerk. Lieberman constantly surprises me with his ability to avoid any and all consequences for his actions. Why should this move be any different.

    Sunday, December 13, 2009

    NY Times Smacks Bloomberg for Private Jet to Copenhagen

    The NY Times notes the unsubtle irony of Mayor Bloomberg's environmental record. On the public front, he's a "visionary." But, in private he is one of the "worst individual polluters ever to hold public office."

    He owns two private jets, the least efficient form of transportation on earth. I take the L train everywhere, Mayor Bloomberg takes a jet or, if he's feeling cheap, a personal helicopter.

    Just how bad is it to take your private jet to a climate change summit overseas? Someone did the math: "By taking his Falcon 900 to Denmark, Mr. Bloomberg will be responsible for the release of 37 times the carbon dioxide than if he and his entourage flew on a scheduled commercial flight." Way to be a jerk Mr. Mayor.

    Originally posted on CitizeNYC.

    Saturday, December 12, 2009

    CitizeNYC Podcast #2 & Party Reminder

    The second episode of Two Beers In, CitizeNYC's weekly podcast that I'm co-hosting with Greg Palmer, is now live. This week, we discuss Joe Bruno, naked teachers, and Mayor Mike's big trip to Copenhagen. Listen here (or below) and please subscribe for free on iTunes.

    Don't forget: If you're in New York City, come to our holiday launch party on Wednesday, December 16th from 6PM-11PM at Tom & Jerry's on 288 Elizabeth Street. See the Facebook event page for all the details.

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    Monday, December 7, 2009

    Really? - Bushwick Gay Party - On Friday Night!

    On Friday night, starting at 11PM, Bushwick's monthly gay party Really? returns to Tandem with a special Xmas bash. It should be a fun night, with guest DJs & hipster go-go boys.

    Tandem is located off the Jefferson Avenue L train stop at 236 Troutman Street. Come out and support gay Brooklyn.

    See the Facebook Event here.

    Sunday, December 6, 2009

    CitizeNYC Podcast & Party

    We're growing at CitizeNYC! Greg & I have launched the first episode of our new podcast Two Beers In, which you can listen to below or click here for the MP3. This week, we discuss the NY State Senate gay marriage vote and the Atlantic Yards decision. New episodes go online each Friday and we'll be available on iTunes soon.

    If you're in New York City, come to our holiday launch party on Wednesday, December 16th from 6PM-11PM at Tom & Jerry's on 288 Elizabeth Street. See the Facebook event page for all the details.