Something very interesting happened to the Crapper recently (besides having to wade through knee-high water this past weekend). I found myself being contacted by three local papers all wanting to do a story on this blog.
First I said to myself, "Hmmm...that NY1 story must have caused some waves." Then I realized what was really going on. You see, dear readers, I received a tip that the reporters didn't want to do a story on what this blog is about. They really want to promote a new blog that "counters" Queens Crap.
If the counterblog was a pro-development site, I would say that it's no surprise that the local weeklies want to pump up the real estate industry, so bring it on and let's have fun with it. But the counterblog all of them mysteriously want to compare and contrast this site with is not about being pro development. Instead, it is a giant rant against anyone that has dared to speak out against a certain councilman from district 30. The posts echo his insane ideas about everything and even include derogatory photoshops of private citizens that he is at war with (imitation is the sincerest form of flattery).
Could it be that Pinky is using his taxpayer-funded time to blog? Is he spending some of that campaign money he raised to hire someone to do it for him and then writing it off as a campaign expense? The site is full of unsubstantiated charges of bigotry and thievery against private individuals, all of whom have spoken out against Dennis Gallagher at one time or another. Comments are moderated but somehow anonymous threats of physical harm against Pinky's constituents who have fallen out of his favor manage to slip through.
The site had been up and active for about 2 weeks. There was no contact information on the blog except for an almost hidden e-mail address at which to reach the blog author. So how did these papers all pick up on this new blog and then simultaneously have the same idea to write stories on it?
Those who saw the NY1 story commented how it was great to see young people involved in the battle against overdevelopment. We may be young but we weren't born yesterday. The Crapper understands exactly what is going on here and doesn't want to be included in any "comparison" article. We can't wait to see which papers go forward with promoting the pink prankster's sick agenda.
We had planned to really rip the jester a new one in this post, but thankfully a group of his victims already did an excellent job of it, and now we don't have to. Kudos to them.