The Highs and Lows of Cuomo

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the news. After weeks of saying that he would not resign, the rat bastard decided to abdicate. He said that he did not want to be a “distraction,” and that the coming impeachment would “waste state money and attention for months.” Oh please!! Don’t believe a word of it. He would use all the taxpayer money he can to pay his legal fees and leave a few singles in the state coffers. He didn’t want to be blamed doing that, so instead he decided to cut his losses and save himself the embarrassment of impeachment. A most outrageous act of wanton cowardice. Denying us voters the change of seeing him squirm. Loser. Also, why wait two weeks to resign? Leave now!!

Although Cuomo himself welcomes the investigation, he believes it was “politically motivated;” and he did his best to undermine it. I bet he offered someone on the attorney general’s investigation team a few thousand, or a few million dollars to make it go away, but no one on her team can be bought.

But hold up, wait a minute. We can’t start celebrating his departure yet. Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul will take over in 13 days. I don’t know much about her, but if she is indeed related to that wench Pelosi, then life here will either remain the same, or it will get worse. She is a Democrat after all. I just hope that she doesn’t fancy herself as dictator. This changes things a bit for my congressman Lee Zeldin, who is running for governor. But that hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of his followers. I still want him as governor, even though I may not be here to see it happen.

Believe it or not, when Cuomo was not being an octopus with his female staffers, he has done a lot for public transit here. A running joke is that the subway has been “Cuomo-ised.” You would have to live here to know that that means, but its a good thing. I hate to say it, but without him, the Second Avenue Subway (SAS) would have remained an unfinished project. Consisting of only three stations at the moment, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) wishes to implement Phase Two and extend the line to 125th Street and possibly include a free transfer to southbound and northbound Lexington Avenue trains. Currently, the MTA seeks to acquire property through eminent domain for the construction of three new stations, along with ADA entrances/exits, emergency exits, possibly a substation, and ventilation shafts.

Then we have the Moynihan Train Hall, (MTH) named for the late senator Daniel Moynihan. It was created from the shell of the former J.A. Farley Post Office. The interior resembles the old Penn Station which was torn down because passenger traffic declined dramatically after World War II. For those who say that building the station was a waste of money, then they have not experienced the cramped, underground cavern that is the current Penn Station. I have on several occasions, and during rush hours, near collisions are frequent since everyone is in such a rush. The MTN is quite spacious with a high ceiling and natural light. It may not be the work of art like Grand Central Terminal, (GCT) but it is a beautiful station.

Cuomo has also taken credit for the East Side Access Project (ESA) that will bring LIRR trains to GCT for the first time, the Third Track Project the grade crossing eliminations that go with it; and the new Elmont station, which I think is a total waste of taxpayer money. The only reason he was able to get these projects going was because he went over the head of former MTA President Andy Byford. The MTA is a state owned and operated agency, so Cuomo would have the final say on anything, and he ran with it.

So those are the “highlights” of his term here. What are the lowlights? Aside from the sexual harassment charges, there are many, but I’ll focus on just one: The Tappan Zee Bridge.

It was built in 1952-1955 to cross the Hudson River at its widest point to connect Nyack and Tarrytown. It was expected to last no more than 50 years. Traffic increased to the point where it became functionally obsolete, and replacement became a necessity. I have used the bridge many times, so I have seen it for myself. Widening the bridge did little to help the situation. So when construction of the new bridge was completed, guess who named the bridge after his father, and former governor of NY? Indeed, it was Prince Andrew. It is now known at the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge after a new bridge was built and floated into place. The upstate and us downstate residents prefer the original name. We even want the original name back AND most of us, including the author, still refer to it as the Tappan Zee Bridge.

To compare and contrast, the 59th Street Bridge in NYC is known as the Ed Koch Bridge after the former mayor, but no one refers to it such. To most of us, its the Queensboro Bridge. Koch was a popular mayor, but naming a bridge after him seemed ridiculous. He was a good mayor, but people were not asking him for autographs. He had his critics, but he was not as universally hated like Cuomo.

I have another video to share with the class. If this does not convince you that there is a huge conspiracy going on, nothing else will. That quack Fauci figures in this video as you will see:

That’s all I have for now. Thanks for reading my post. Comments are always welcome. BTW, if you want to email me, at least send a comment, and not just your email address because I will delete it. Have a great night.

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