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Christine Quinn, speaker of the New York City Council, talks about Monday's cyberbullying summit, and other pressing City Council news.
While so-called "cyberbullying" is certainly a problem that needs addressing, there are far more important matters for city government to handle. Like, and I know this is a just a crazy idea, but please, hear me out; how about having Brooklyn bound subway trains run on WEEKENDS, too!
Why was my comment removed? I didn't curse and I was not disrespectful?
It is perfectly reasonable to comment on Christine's big booming voice, which makes her very hard to listen to.
Sheldon, I wouldn't admit to being so easily lost. What's not to follow? I assume Mr. Chuzzlewit doesn't intend to diminish the seriousness of cyberbullying, but rather to question (rightly, IMO) Quinn's bizarre choice to "take up the mantle" of this issue -- a move that may well correlate strongly with being a "mean, vindictive, spoilt, weak-minded, arrogant, dishonest person."
I can never forgive Speaker Quinn for shepherding the term limits repeal through the council.
Politicians looking out for themselves.
She blew her chance to become mayor by pushing that through.
What would a Mayor Quinn see as priorities for the DOT? Is she a supporter of continued bike infrastructure expansion and safe streets initiatives, or does she feel that these have gone too far and should be scaled back? What about congestion pricing?
Martin - you lost me fella.
Christine Quinn, or should I say - "Madam Speaker," can fool the media and others with her fake, perkiness.
I don't buy it - She is a mean, vindictive, spoilt, weak-minded, arrogant, dishonest person - if she becomes mayor - god help us all......
Please ask Speaker Quinn why she cut the discretionary funds of one Queens CM (Peter Vallone) by 42 percent -- from more than $1.4 million last year to just $838,321 in the new budget - while by comparison, the overall discretionary budget dipped by only 2.3 percent --from $395 million to $386 million. Doesn't she think that discretionary funds should be doled out equally to all 52 council members? Was she punishing Vallone for opposing the renaming of the 59th St. Bridge?
I am a West Village resident, and many feel your successful opposition to St. Vincent's efforts to expand and modernize their facilities, led to their ultimate decline and closure. Don't you think we would have been better off with a new facility, even one that included new luxury residences, than losing our hospital? We are so upset at the loss of this hospital, when there might have been a chance to save it.
Quinn is kind of a bully herself.
Cyberbullying !!!!! Are you serious?
Is this the New York City Council or the Oprah Show? How insignificant and pathetic this declining city has become.
When I moved to New York years ago.....it was still viewed as a big city of big ideas.....filled with important people.....adults..... who grappled with the serious business of KEEPING the most dynamic nation in the world the most dynamic nation in the world.
This intellectual minituriazation of our metropolis and its hijacking by the forces of faux social justice is embarrassing.
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