Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ricatto resumes campaign


A city council candidate resumed his campaign Saturday, four days after a boy was struck and killed by his campaign bus in Queens.

Nine-year-old Ibrihim Ahmed was on his way home from school when he was hit at the intersection of Cross Bay Boulevard at Liberty Avenue in Ozone Park Tuesday afternoon.

A spokesman for Ricatto said they were waiting until after the child's funeral to resume campaigning.


Queens Campaign Stalled By Fatal Bus Accident Resumes

13 comments:

Taxpayer said...

Of course this Republican candidate for City Council resumes his campaign.

A quick poll revealed that voters heard that the kid his bus killed was of Middle East ancestry, and they don't care.

So, Republican Ricatto lost about 5 or 6 votes. He figures that he is free to kill several hundred more ethnic kids before the polls show he's in trouble.

Anonymous said...

This Republican suspended his campaign about as honestly as that other Republican loser did last fall. Ricatto is a pompous ideologue.

Anonymous said...

The show must go on!

CJ said...

Of course his campaign will resume. After a little minor protocal is observed.

Anonymous said...

This guy is a joke. He claims to have suspended his campaign, but managed to launch his website the day after the kid was killed, and filed paperwork with the elections within 48 hours of the "accident". Forget that he doesn't even live in the district. Then again, he could never run in his supposed "native" forest hills. They ran him out of town years ago. where does he live anyway? brooklyn?

Anonymous said...

He sure as hell doesn't live where he claims to. Try asking him a question that calls for some geographic and/or local knowledge of the neighborhood. He doesn't have a clue about where he is.

kane said...

Hopefully he doesn't have drivers with suspended licenses behind the wheel anymore.

Daily News article

Anonymous said...

Ricotta is a wealthy businessman. He doesn't need to run for city council becouse he needs a job or make a name. He could probably buy his own island somewhere if he wanted to. I think he really wants to help the community with his business skills. I just lost my job and I have a small child to look after. If this guy wants to bring jobs and commerce to the area I think we should atleast hear him out. We should hear everyone out. Like Eric says People before Politics.

Anonymous said...

1) Ricotta is not a candidate, but the name of a type of cheese. Ricatto is a developer who built shit housing in Forest Hills.

2) "He could probably buy his own island somewhere if he wanted to. I think he really wants to help the community with his business skills."

Sounds like Bloomberg part 2. Just say no!

Anonymous said...

Ya, shit housing that went for a million dollars a pop. 39 pops. You do the math. He aint here to hurt us and he aint here for the money. Lets hear him out.

Anonymous said...

39 absentee landlords are richer because of him. Thanks, Mike!

Anonymous said...

The homes were sold and mortgaged to families that are living on the properties. I know this becouse I'm a broker in Forest Hills. And they weren't a million a pop. You should not speak of things that you know not of. You cant strengthen the weak by trying to weaken the strong. What your doing wont work. Time will reveal this. And queens crap cant bullshit time.

Anonymous said...

Small business sentiment deteriorated in December, posting its second lowest reading in 35 years, highlighting the worst post-war economic climate that has seen a dramatic cut back in consumer spending.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said on Tuesday its small business optimism index fell 2.6 points to 85.2 in December, the second lowest reading in the survey's 35-year history.

The last time the index was near these levels was in 1980, when it fell to 80.1 in February. The survey was conducted through December 29 and covered 805 businesses.

"Owners, particularly retailers who make their year in the fourth quarter, were hoping that consumers would once again ride to the rescue. It didn't happen," said William Dunkelberg, chief economist at the NFIB.

"Profit trends are terrible, and since 80 percent of small business costs are typically compensation costs, owners had no choice but to trim jobs."

Why vote for anyone but Mike. A proven job creator.