Flippin' Amsterdam Blog

Local Conservatives Oddly Mum on Socialism and "Those People"

I’m really curious why this socialist, government-handout-ridden, makers-versus-takers for “those people” is not getting any pushback whatsoever from local conservatives who always, without question or doubt, are protecting local taxpayers, especially our seniors: The Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency is currently reviewing a proposal for...

From Rocket Science to Political Science

It’s pretty amazing to look at the images and read about the Rosetta/Philae landing on a comet. Here are some numbers of the feat: Touchdown for the lander played out 510m kilometres from Earth, between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, on a comet hurtling...

Election 2014 vs 2014

Thought it might be interesting to compare local races from the recent election to the 2012 election (results are county wide, also note that the districts differ for the races) . My quick take is that Ms Tkaczyk was hurt by lower turnout of Democratic...

Election Day 2014

I spoke my piece on the charter yesterday so today I’m going to post the same thing I posted 2 years ago on the Amedore vs Tkaczyk race. : Cecilia Tkaczyk for 46th Senate District — I find it hard to side with Amedore whose policies...

Free Markets Rule! Free Markets Suck!

A common meme in our city centers on the unfairness of how much some people earn versus what the typical senior earns. Of course, this is typically to bemoan tax rates and to pretend to care of the plight of seniors. You know the meme,...

D'oh! Along the Mohawk

While other cities embrace what we reject: Another old Troy factory sells on River Street The former Kelly Clothes in downtown Troy, New York has been sold to an out-of-state developer who wants to convert the historic clothing factory into 80 artists’ lofts. We meanwhile…...