Flippin' Amsterdam Blog

I Don't Get It

No place is perfect. I get that.  All communities have their share of differences and challenges. I get that. What I don’t get is how year after year, decade after decade, .. stop. (I’ve already written about that perpetual cycle which accomplishes little and mires...

Know Your Role — Muni Edition

I largely agree with the issues raised by Mayor Thane and TIm Becker on why the Council’s actions on Muni do not serve the public interest. I’ve also posted on this a number of time before (here, here and here). As the Council seems determined...

KIckoff 2014

A few things: — Please check out Mohawk Valley Compass  , the new online local publication.  Wishing them a successful 2014 with their rollout. I am happy to see an alternate point-of-view in a more broadly distributed publication. — Golf Course : my oh my,...

The Demolitionists' Dismay (Updated)

Update 12/16/2013 — I was away from the blog this weekend and looking at the comments, I want to make a few things crystal clear: – You can disagree with me. You do not get to say I’m “way out of my league” for voicing...

Hucksters

Preface: I drafted this last year and left it unfinished so the timelines are off.With the recent one year anniversary of Newtown approaching, I thought it perfectly fitting that I post the piece as-is — raw and unfinished : A cunning huckster knows instinctively how...