Gillibrand Still Supporting Assemblywoman Under Multiple Investigations

September 5, 2012 at 7:00 am (Bronx, Facebook, FBI, JCOPE, Kirsten Gillibrand, Naomi Rivera, New York, NY-20, Wendy Long)

Earlier in the campaign season, Naomi Rivera mailed out an endorsement from Kirsten Gillibrand which read in part…

“Naomi is working 24-7.  You see her in the neighborhood talking to seniors, to moms in schools, to families struggling to build a better future.” 

Nowadays however, you’re more likely to see Naomi Rivera showing off her “lacy red bra” on Facebook, or  working 24-7 to fight off four separate investigations by the Bronx District Attorney’s Office, the state Attorney General, the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE), or even the FBI.

Rivera is embroiled in a scandal – or scandals – in which she is alleged to have inappropriately employed one boyfriend, while another boyfriend working for a non-profit that she helped fund used the charities money for their romantic dinners and campaign expenses.

Associating with somebody being probed for multiple allegations of impropriety and ethics violations may not be a wise campaign move for Ms. Gillibrand – yet here she is.

Gillibrand however, is not backing down – reiterating support for Rivera to Capitol New York just yesterday.

“A campaign spokesperson for Gillibrand told me today that the senator still supports Rivera…”

Gillibrand should be denouncing such corruption in New York politics, but she remains firmly in her stance backing Rivera.

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Sarah Palin: Focus on Obama’s Record of "Dismal Failure"

August 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm (Barack Obama, Dismal Failure, Economy, Facebook, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin)

Late last night, Sarah Palin took to Facebook, encouraging conservatives to unite behind the Romney/Ryan ticket.

She asked readers to focus on Barack Obama’s failed economic record, cautioned against the MSM enablers, and urged voters to unite not only behind the Republican presidential candidate, but other key congressional elections this November.

Sarah Palin:

“Barack Obama’s record is one of dismal failure, which is why he isn’t talking about it. He would rather spend his time demonizing his opponents. The simple fact remains that Mitt Romney is not responsible for the dire state of our economy or the corruption and incompetence of the current administration.

Over the next 86 days, Barack Obama will try to distract us from his record. Many in the media will roll along with him in this mission. We must not let them continue the deception and distractions, and we must not be afraid to call the President out on his lies. His entire record in office exposes the false promises he made four years ago.”

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Weekend Recess – Mother’s Day Edition

May 12, 2012 at 10:06 am (Facebook, Mom, Mother, Mother's Day, Saturday Night Live, SNL, Weekend Recess)

The “Damn It, My Mom is On Facebook” filter…

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Obama Campaign Harvesting Your Personal Information Off the Internet

March 16, 2012 at 11:57 am (Big Brother, Chicago, DNC, Facebook, Google, Obama Campaign, Privacy)

This isn’t unnerving or anything…

Via Politico (h/t Weasel Zippers):

President Barack Obama wants companies such as Google and Facebook to reform their privacy practices.

But that’s not stopping his re-election campaign from tapping the rich data Internet companies hold on millions of potential voters.

Obama for America has already invested millions of dollars in sophisticated Internet messaging, marketing and fundraising efforts that rely on personal data sometimes offered up voluntarily — like posts on a Facebook page— but sometimes not.

And according to a campaign official and former Obama staffer, the campaign’s Chicago-based headquarters has built a centralized digital database of information about millions of potential Obama voters.

It all means Obama is finding it easier than ever to merge offline data, such as voter files and information purchased from data brokers, with online information to target people with messages that may appeal to their personal tastes. Privacy advocates say it’s just the sort of digital snooping that his new privacy project is supposed to discourage.

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