Area Woman: Too Dangerous Not to Vote Tuesday

The New York Times reports on the importance of this Tuesday’s election to gay voters and a local resident is quoted:

NY Times: Recent hate crimes, the same-sex marriage debate and anti-gay statements from gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino have galvanized lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual voters in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill — as well as straight voters who support them — to go to the polls on Tuesday, and to cast their ballots for Andrew Cuomo.

“This election, I consider so dangerous,” said Dierdre Ann, a lesbian from Brooklyn Heights. “It’s far too dangerous not to vote.”

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  • Clintonious Wow

    It’s a nice thought, but I think Paladino is a long, long shot whether Dierdre Ann and I show up on Tuesday or not. I’m making sure I get there to vote against an assemblywoman who believes in selective enforcement of the law for Christians, though I do unfortunately expect her to win.

  • Claude Scales

    CW: Your comment made me wonder, “Does Joan Millman have an opponent in this election?” So, I checked the NYS Board of Elections Website and found that, sure enough, she’s being challenged by John A. Jasilli, Jr., who has both the Republican and Conservative Party nominations (Millman is on the Democratic and Working Families lines), While there, I also checked to see if our freshman State Senator, Daniel Squadron (Democrat and Working Families), also has an opponent. His challenger, on the Republican line (the Conservatives don’t have a nominee) is Joseph A. Nardiello. Neither Mr. Jasilli nor Mr. Nardiello has, to my knowledge, campaigned actively.

  • Homer Fink

    CS — thanks for the info.. we should have pushed for a debate!

  • WillowtownCop

    I hate to bring up the bike lane again, but as someone else did already …

    I was watching Gone Without a Trace the other day, which was filmed in I believe the early 80s. I noticed a diamond lane painted on what appeared to be Hicks St and maybe Remsen. Was that a bike lane or an actual HOV lane, or what?

  • HillCountry

    Thanks for encouraging us to vote. I will do so. Things are so bad right now, that I want the Ruling Party to be thrown out of office.

  • Jorale-man

    It never ceases to amaze me why people would want to return to the types of leaders that brought on the country’s current mess in the first place. It’s going to take longer than 18 months to bring the economy back fully on track, especially when the opposition party is putting up roadblocks every step of the way. The ruling party has some important accomplishments it should be proud of too – it’s just not very adept as promoting them to the public.

    I just hope that enough rational minds (and young/minority voters) will make it out to the polls on Tuesday that all of congress won’t go to the crazies.

  • EHinBH

    Coumo. Yeah. That’s the answer.

    No thanks…

  • AEB

    [I posted the following in response to a comment that has since disappeared. My comment was tagged “awaiting moderation,” presumably because it no longer referred to anything. However, if you’ll allow:]

    [Commenter,] I’d prefer not to “put away [my] sexuality” in cases in which the right or freedom to enact it is challenged by primitives whose bigotry would make that expression more problematical.

  • Homer Fink

    AEB – you were having a conversation with a spam comment. Hence the moderation.

  • AEB

    Thanks, Homer. One of the more stimulating exchanges with spammers (or robocallers) I’ve had, however….

  • Arch Stanton

    Coumo, may not be “the answer” but do you really think Paladino is a reasonable choice? it clearly is another “lesser of two evils” election.

  • Nathan H.

    There will be five candidates on the ballot for governor.

  • Arch Stanton

    Ok then “lesser of five evils”

  • David on Middagh

    Arch, I think grammar demands “leastester of five evils”.

    Wait… “leastester of five…”

    Unless I’m thinking of the quintessential master renter, Charlie Rangel?

    (Zing Zing Zing Zing Zing!)

  • Brooklyn Tea

    Cuomo is certainly not the answer. He, like the rest of the political elite, believes he in entitled to the job. Just because his father was Governor does not mean he is entitled to the position. Cuomo was one of the many democrats that pushed the banks to provide loans to people who could not afford to by a home. You can blame the prior administration, but Barney Frank, Andrew Cuomo and the rest of the dems are just as guilty in the demise of our economy. Oh, and lets not forget Charlie Rangel. However, the liberal media does not want to highlight those critical details. Everyone has the right to own a home in America BUT you need to earn it.

    This country was built by people who had the desire to work hard and not expect handouts. How many socialist countries need to fail before people realize that model simply does not work. I can’t wait to vote tomorrow. Throw the bums out!

  • sparlit

    America is so exactly like a socialist country. that’s why we have lower taxes than anyone, lots of super rich and super poor people (and fewer and fewer in the middle), freedom of speech, and really expensive health insurance- even with health care reform- and why corporations get all the government handouts they want.

  • sparlit

    Not to mention that our current financial hardships were caused by the Bush administrations self-serving policies.


  • epc

    The simple truth of the matter is that the so–called “TEA Party” politicians and supporters absolutely love, love, love government subsidies for their businesses, farms, and suburban highways. What they hate with a passion that borders on psychosis is any sort of government funding, services, and what–not for us so–called “urban elites.” You know, those of us who pay more in taxes year after year to receive fewer and fewer government services.

    If I thought any Republicans/TEA Party politicians had an ounce of credibility about cutting subsidies and reducing tax imbalances I’d vote them them, but they don’t. They proved that heartily from 2000-2008 and I assume will take up the mantle of borrow more, spend more, tax less once again on Wednesday morning.

  • my2cents

    I think the focus on the loud-mouthed teaparty wingnuts has warped people’s perceptions of the *real* political climate of the nation. I don’t think you are going to see the democrats lose as many elections as everyone seems to predict. Provided progressives actually come out and vote, that is. This reminds me of all that BS in the cable pundit shows about Giuliani being a strong contender for prez right before he got his ass HANDED TO HIM in Iowa and his campaign imploded.