"I just had to write to you to tell you what I witnessed this past Wednesday. I was in Atlas Park shopping center in the afternoon, and I saw a guy who looked to be in his 40s shouting something to an older man. The younger man seemed somewhat familiar to me but I couldn't place where I knew him from. The older man walked toward the younger man, handed him a booklet and said something to him and then walked away with a smile on his face.
I was curious (and also a bit nosey), so I approached the older man and asked him what that was all about. He said that his name was Ed, and that the younger man was Councilman Dennis Gallagher. I couldn't believe it. Anyway, I asked what Gallagher had yelled to him. Ed said Gallagher's comment was, "Enjoy your last meeting tonight," the meeting being the community board meeting. I asked him if he was retiring from the community board and Ed said, no, that Gallagher was kicking him off. I asked him why and Ed said because Gallagher hates people that expose how corrupt he is.
I asked him what he had given to Gallagher and he said that he walked over to him and said, "Enjoy reading about yourself," and handed him a copy of a magazine in which he had written an article about Gallagher. Ed gave me a copy of it, too.
That's why he was at the mall, to distribute the magazine to the shops there. He told me he was a former Marine and was going to turn 71 this year. I was thinking to myself that here is a gentleman in his 70s who is working hard for nothing when he doesn't have to, while a guy that gets paid more than $100,000 of our tax money a year is dressed like a bum and hanging out at a shopping mall in the middle of the day harassing senior citizens.
I found a link to Ed's article if you're interested: Councilman Gallagher Betrays His Constituents - D.V.
P.S. Pinky is a really appropriate nickname for him!"
Yes, and a "real quality public servant" as Mike Schenkler might say...
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Did Pinky taunt senior citizen at mall?
Posted by Queens Crapper at 8:55 AM
Labels: Atlas Park, Dennis Gallagher
Wow, this definitely makes the "top 10" of underhanded Gallagher moves. As a former Marine myself, I'd like to take this opportunity to give a hearty "OOH RAH" to Ed and tell him to keep fighting. The enemy seems to be walking right into your crosshairs.
Now Crapper, we don't mind you taking the Councilman to task, but at least do it honestly. Admit it, you Photoshopped his face - no one can be that pink! (Or was his blood boiling?)
George the A,
I have seen him in person 4 or 5 times. His hue can vary from a medium shade of pink to the reddish color you see in that picture. I see a trend, though, - he seems to be getting pinker with time.
George, I did not photoshop that picture. I took it off JuniperCivic.com. Frightening, isn't it?
I have also been considering the idea of a website exclusively dedicated to the disgraceful behavior of councilman Dennis Gallagher. I have an unused blogger account that I could dedicate for this purpose. Perhaps we could collaborate?
Let's revisit the fantasy of the Queens Clubhouse and Ackerman's the Great Wizard's predictions:
"Dennis Gallagher, District 30: Dennis is the future hope of the Queens Republican party. Bright, shrewd and hardworking, he’s demonstrated an ability to get along ... He’s an asset to his district and our borough with no place to go ... a real quality public servant"
Let us quote this frequently for, in a world where Queen Catherine is a goddess and St Saviour's is a development site, there are times when the most hard bitten of us needs a good laugh.
Hooper, Let's see how many stories come in. If we can get about 150 pages or more, publication will be the next step, and I'll contact you.
Here's the invitation, posters: you write, we publish. Your identity will remain as confidential as you want.
Ok Doctor, let me know how much you collect. Perhaps we could put the pinky chronicles together with some fine pinky artwork (I've done some similar to what Crapper has posted). Maybe we could recruit that guy Ed.
The whole city needs to know what filth this guy is. Then not even the scum at Parkside will want to touch him.
Don't you people have anything better to do than post these ridiculous attacks on a person who serves his city every day?
A better question is, doesn't Pinky have anything better to do than hang out at the mall and attack volunteers?
"Don't you people have anything better to do than post these ridiculous attacks on a person who serves his city every day?"
Councilman Dennis Gallagher doesn't serve this city. He takes $112k of taxpayer money that you and I fund, and in return he serves developers. He serves lobbyists. He serves himself and a handful of cronies. Certainly, he's not alone in selling out, but his blatant contempt, inappropriate actions and disgusting behavior are a further insult to the people he is supposed to represent.
You ask - Do I have anything better to do than to hold an elected official accountable and to publicize his misconduct when he's living off of my hard-earned money?
No. I do not have anything better to do. This is a very good use of my time.
To the previous poster:
Go Crappie Go!
nobody is that pink. if this photo is not retouched then this guy is the missing link to an undiscovered race. we know there's white, black, brown, yellow... and now pink. it's absolutely historic.
Hey Gallagher: So the plot thickens........ How dare you hang out at a local mall when you supposed to be serving us! And how could you demean a senior citizen, or anyone for that matter if it doesn't fit your agenda???? You flipped to such an extreme that you forgot the meaning of your constituents. I hope you never consider running for public office again. If you do, there isn't a shot in hell I'd vote for you. Neither will my family nor friends.
Ed: Never give up hope, and defend your rights!
If you're so unhappy with him, why don't you do something about it instead of just complaining on a blog? Why don't you run for the seat yourself or find a candidate who you think would do better?
Sitting at home and posting complaints on this blog isn't going to change anything.
Uh, maybe because he is term limited and can't run again. Unfortunately, we must still suffer him for 3 more years.
Pinky's pink-panty wearing defender (is that you, Pinky) says: "Sitting at home and posting complaints on this blog isn't going to change anything."
Believe it or not, PPWD, we all do more than sit at home posting complaints. But, clearly, it's upsetting you, so, that's worth something!
Hey anonymous, what makes you so sure that someone posting comments on this blog won't run in the next election? First comes the dissent, next comes the revolution.
An elected official going after an elderly military veteran in public. Now that's just pathetic. Has anyone ever been impeached at the Council?
You know I used to like the color pink. Now I can't look at it without thinking about that sick bastard at the corner of Metro and 79th.
To the poster that said,
"If you're so unhappy with him, why don't you do something about it instead of just complaining on a blog? Why don't you run for the seat yourself or find a candidate who you think would do better? sitting at home and posting complaints on this blog isn't going to change anything."
You have to be kidding - did you read what Gallagher did to Tony Nunziata over in Maspeth when he just mentioned that he might want to run for state assembly???
From what I have witnessed, Gallagher and Katz have thier own agenda and anyone that is not on board is ignored. They are a joke and a disgrace to this community
Trust me, as soon as their term is up and they run for a different office, I will be sure to vote for whoever runs against them.
"as soon as their term is up and they run for a different office, I will be sure to vote for whoever runs against them"
What makes you think anyone would run against them?? Welcome to Queens.
Dennis has promised not to run for office in the future - and no wonder. He'd probably lose even if he ran unopposed.
Hooper - you're right!!!! My mistake - I'm new to this :) I'm realizing we are stuck with these guys for a long, long time . . . .
Everyone except Melinda Katz and Andrew Hevesi have figured out that Gallagher is poison. Hevesi is out of touch and laying low from his father's scandal. Katz continues to accept real estate money for citywide office. She's made a lot of enemies during her do nothing tenure and is vulnerable to a challenge from any competent challenger.
Hanging out at a mall along with the pedophiles!
Hell, I'm officially a senior citizen. I'm not using a cane yet....but if I did, I'd stick it way up Gallaghers ass (to the curved grip) if he though he'd get away with taunting me as a constiuent.
Wasn't this guy into pornography as indicated somewhere on this site?
Let's make sure we all do our homework and never elect a scum sucking pig like this ever again!
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