Category: Amsterdam

Red Light District

Given the recent incident at the GASD and with a large number of blog hits for people searching for some variant of ‘GASD’ and ‘porn’, I expertly recovered the images in question from the computer. As a fair warning, readers outside of 12010 will find...

The Dark Arts

Piqued by this story in the Recorder, I was curious to see what the expectations were for the Executive Director at AIDA so the posting advertising for the position is below. Let me note a few things: — The Recorder article notes the following: AIDA...

Venting

And once again, the collective yawn rules the day in our fair city. If you look at the posts(here and here)  on the recent incidents concerning the GASD state audits along with a similar-minded take on the issue by Dan Weaver on his blog, you...

The Sweepers

While our local public and punditry care little if at all about governance by the GASD board, I still feel compelled to point this out as a perfect illustration of how our local institutions escape any accountability.  And no one gets more of an accountability-free...

The First Amendment

I originally ran this post on 6/28/2009 but I think it bears reposting:   I’m getting a bit tweaked over the citing of the 1st Amendment and freedom speech when it comes to blogs or the medium. Here is the 1st amendment: Amendment I Congress...

Meanwhile…

Troy City Council approves sale of former Marshall Ray building to Long Island-based developer Uri Kaufman TROY — The City Council approved the sale of the former Marshall Ray building, located at 701 River Street, to Long Island-based developer Uri Kaufman of Harmony Tech at...

800 Pound Blogs

A giant hat-tip to Charlie Kraebel for multiplying my blog hits (holy moley indeed!)  after linking to the post on Spring in Amsterdam. Just wanted to point out that the meme of ‘no one reads blogs’ or ‘no one reads the Venner Vox’ does not...