On Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 8:01 AM I posted
The last days of the late great City of Saratoga Springs.HERE.
Seriously I was simply upset about the Saratogians biased coverage of the 2009 election along with the scurrilous witch hunt that shut down Ben Arnold of (Dis)Utopia of Saratoga. A blog that I loved. My nom de guerre of “Ben lives on” is a direct tribute to his spirit and wit.
I also swore the forces of censorship would never shut me down and if I have proven one thing in this little experiment in poor taste and grammar is that neither intimidation or illness will stop me. I have posted from Albany med and moderated comments from the ruins of Haiti.
I believe I have been an alternative voice to the powers of money. I have never profited one dime from this blog or have I ever taken one cent to write a story. I have taken donations to cover my Governmental and State legal bills to access court records, but as Kyle York can attest to, it doesn’t come cheap. Mind you I am grateful to all of you who have donated money, but at best I break even. I will be having a Holiday fundraiser for my Third quarter pacer bill but not till December.
So with this election over where to now?
Well with the City Council under partial loony bird control I will be writing often on city politics including this Tuesday’s City Council meeting. I’m hoping to get a better Camera so my videos can improve. Anyone with an old one they want to get rid of, donations will be graciously accepted at my “office” uncommon grounds or if you want to be anonymous just put it in my car, I rarely lock it on Broadway. I refuse to live in fear of anything, be it man or beast.
I am happy to report there is a strong possibility with names like Lew & Linda Benton and Nancy & John Goldberg along with the infamous Eileen Finneran being bantered around, I-Saratoga’s Horatio Alger might come out of retirement.
In other news it seems that the once great Times Union has folded its tent and given up its coverage of NXIVM. This despite its direct knowledge, verified and in some cases taped of the nefarious actions of Keith Raniere, some of which involves underage girls. To the victims of Raniere, the time has come for you to tell your stories to other national news organizations. Ones that can’t be intimidated by NXIVM’s money and its gaggle of Attorneys.
And to Steve Coffey; I plan on getting back to writing about NXIVM as soon as this week, so keep your computers on my site and don’t forget my Christmas card, dickhead.
And just a note to my readers. Thank You.Without you I wouldn't write.
I know I have sometimes been unfair and in some cases the innocent have been hurt and for that I apologize. And I will repeat if any of you ever want to write a guest column refuting anything I’ve written or just want to “set the record straight” I will publish it front page. No Charge.
And finally this is my 523th post and it seems like only 520.
Till my next real post
THANK YOU ALL