I must admit, I don't know alot about Darwin Martin. I also admittedly don't know anything about a person by the name of Robert Kresse. I have heard of Frank Lloyd Wright, and I most definitely have heard of Bill Stachowski and Antoine Thompson.
How are these five connected? Through your tax dollars. From what I gather, there is a house called the Darwin Martin House, which was designed by Wright. Kresse is the Martin House chairman. Stachowski and Thompson are funneling millions of our tax dollars into this house. Now, in defense of the house, Kresse calls it "probably one of the most exciting examples of contemporary architecture in the country, not to mention the world.” Well la-dee-freakin-da. It's still my tax dollars being wasted on your little pet project during the worst economy in generations.
Here's the problem. Under the Democrats control of the most dysfunctional period in the history of the New York State Senate (that's truly saying something), with useless Stachowski and Thompson allegedly representing WNY in the Senate, this clown Kresse is calling these two the "Dynamic Duo". Yep, Kresse is so impressed with Stachowski and Thompson that he compared them to Batman & Robin. Why is he impressed? Because Stachowski and Thompson gave him $3 million of your tax dollars to work on this little project, with a strong insinuation of more money to come.
I'm going to assume that Kresse doesn't follow state government. If he did, he wouldn't make such a moronic statement. I'm also going to assume that Kresse doesn't watch the news. Ever. Because if he did, he'd know that heaping such praise on these two just looks dumb. It makes him look dumb, it makes the two look dumb, it makes the project look dumb and it even makes Wright look dumb - even though he's dead.
In case Kresse hadn't seen it, let me share with him this Editorial from the July 16 edition of the New York Daily News entitled Liars and bullies: State Senate Democrats become ever more disgraceful:
Ah, for the good old days when no one was in charge of New York's Senate. Back then, its 62 members hurt the state only by doing nothing.
Now, power-mad with renewed control, Democratic leaders are actively and wantonly running their house like something out of a banana republic - holding the people's business hostage, playing everything for revenge against political enemies, breaking every promise of reform and proving that, individually and collectively, their word is dirt.
Yesterday was the day when the Senate Democrats were scheduled to come into session - led by President Malcolm Smith, Conference Leader John Sampson and Majority Leader Pedro Espada - to take up critical languishing measures.
Top on the agenda was extending mayoral control of city public schools. There was supposed to be a vote on legislation that mirrors a measure passed by the Assembly and has widespread bipartisan support.
Put it on the floor, as Sampson and Smith committed to do in writing, and it would pass. But Sampson and a handful of others wanted penny-ante additions. So the bosses delayed coming into session and two of their number, Brooklyn's Carl Kruger and Ruben Diaz of the Bronx, announced they were going home.
This is government by extortion. And every member of the Democratic majority is complicit.
These include supposedly enlightened senators such as Tom Duane. Daniel Squadron, Jeff Klein, Liz Krueger and Eric Schneiderman, who have timidly given their proxies to the bully boys.
With their tacit support, for example, Sampson and Smith have elevated an accused domestic abuser to a highly paid committee chairmanship under circumstances demanding a full-blown criminal investigation.
Top to bottom, they are a disgrace.
So please - if you get a big, fat check from these two, just quietly go about your business - the hyperbole is just so sickening. And labeling them the "Dynamic Duo" is just plain embarrassing.